SOPA Is So Bad, Political Cartoonist Comes Out Of Retirement To Create New Comics Warning About It

from the get-your-censor-on dept

David Rees became a well known political cartoonist about a decade ago, but he eventually gave it up for other pursuits... until SOPA came along. Last week he announced that he was coming out of retirement in order to launch GetYourCensorOn.com, with a bunch of comics and images related to SOPA. Here are just a couple, but you can click the link above to see more.
I still don't think the politicians supporting this mess realize what they've stirred up online...


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    Jay (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 2:14pm

    New Year's Resolution

    Every supporter of Sopa is not voted into office after 2012.

     

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    Jay (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 2:14pm

    New Year's Resolution

    Every supporter of Sopa is not voted into office after 2012.

     

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    Someantimalwareguy (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 2:32pm

    Re: New Year's Resolution

    Every supporter of Sopa is voted OUT of office IN 2012.

    There, fixed that for you...

     

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    Mike42 (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 3:37pm

    Great.

    I checked out his site, and I really like his stuff. Now I'm gonna have to buy his collections.

    (Booya! Blue and Joe, us freetards buy stuff, too!)

     

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    randyme (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 3:52pm

    voting out

    I created a mobile website to check the records of your local congresspeople on this vote. For now you can contact them with it, but after any votes are cast they'll show up next to the name & photos.

    Very efficient to vote based on your location! http://sopatrack.com - optimized for mobile for use at the polls.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 3:54pm

    "I still don't think the politicians supporting this mess realize what they've stirred up online..."

    I still don't think the politicians give a flying f*** about what the sheeple think.

     

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    Kevin H (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 4:11pm

    But I certainly hope that they GET THE POINT!

     

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    NetworkAdmin, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 4:38pm

    I think they do

    Read this interesting article on the several cases of what the Government, both local and national, have been up to in the last year or so:

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/first-amendment-under-attack-18-examples-of-how-the y-are-coming-for-our-free-speech

     

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    robin, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 4:46pm

    Re: voting out

    +1 for jquery mobile, and +100 for the effort!! thx!

     

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    Rekrul, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 5:20pm

    Re: voting out

    What am I supposed to be seeing at this web site? Because all I see is a message explaining what the web site is supposed to be for. I even looked at the page source to make sure some content wasn't hidden, and there doesn't appear to be anything there.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 5:54pm

    He can go back into retirement now, he got his "get off my lawn" out.

     

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    vegetaman (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 7:29pm

    Re: Great.

    These are great. Hopefully he keeps it up.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 9:10pm

    Just my view, but this person should either:

    1. Read SOPA and Protect-IP for comprehension, or

    2. Go back into retirement.

    The last thing we need to have an accurate and meaningful discussion is one who has succumbed to misleading propoganda that relies on absurd hypothericals and buzz words.

     

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    demented, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 9:19pm

    Re:

    Of course they don't. And like the British gov't of the late 1700s, they WON'T until the people make it a huge problem for them.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 9:32pm

    Re: Re: New Year's Resolution

    A vote for SOPA gets you no VOTAs.

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 10:11pm

    Re: Re:

    just a widdle detail here. It was largely the Lords and nutty old King George III who didn't care what the colonists wanted or cared about. The Commons was stuffed full of supporters of the revolutionaries. Sadly it wasn't until 35 some odd years later that the Commons finally knackered the Lords so that something like what happened in America wouldn't ever happen again.

    It helped that a certain Queen Victoria was as disgusted with what the Lords and George the Nutty had done that where the Commons couldn't directly overrule the Lords, she did. The legal and full neutering of the Lords didn't really happen till the early 20th Century by which time no one really cared all that much what they thought.

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 10:13pm

    Re:

    Oh, he's intruding on the turf SOPA/PIPA apologists thought they had an exclusive on?

    Damned pirate!!!!

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 20th, 2011 @ 10:34pm

    Re:

    Not for a while yet. You can get far more converts to the cause of stopping SOPA/PIPA while lampooning them and making fun of it all while at the same time educating people about the consequences.

    I detect some fear here.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 20th, 2011 @ 10:38pm

    Re:

    "The last thing we need to have an accurate and meaningful discussion is one who has succumbed to misleading propoganda that relies on absurd hypothericals and buzz words."

    Like the proponents of SOPA and Protect-IP?

     

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    anonymous, Dec 21st, 2011 @ 1:12am

    luckily, this post hasn't yet been censored!

     

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    PaulT (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 1:17am

    Re: Re: voting out

    Maybe you have some kind of script blocker that's hiding some content? If not, there's a big red button that says "find your congresspeople" - try that.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 1:22am

    Re:

    So, yet again, an AC attacks an actual artist rather than provide any reason why his opinion is wrong. Of course, someone can't read the actual bills and come to the same conclusion as everybody else against it independently. If they don't toe the corporate line, they must be misled by lies - although, of course, you won't tell us how they're wrong.

    "propoganda that relies on absurd hypothericals and buzz words"

    Ah, you started reading your own posts? Well done.

     

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    Emjay, Dec 21st, 2011 @ 1:57am

    I don't mean to be pedantic, but "hypothericals"??

     

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    harbingerofdoom (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 5:06am

    Re: Re: New Year's Resolution

    nothing ever changes because voters have forgotten they should not be voting for charisma.


    there... fixed that for you.

     

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    harbingerofdoom (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 5:13am

    Re: voting out

    like it.
    tankyouveddymuch!

     

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    randyme (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 5:50am

    Re: Re: voting out

    You should be able to click the red button at the top & it will geo-locate you & find your local congresspeople.

    If you're not in the US, I'm not sure what will happen... Probably will find the congresspeople on the closest coast of the US?

    Also you'll probably need to be using a modern, up-to-date browser.

     

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    DannyB (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 6:13am

    Re: voting out

    So you're saying you've created a 'rogue' website that will be taken down under SOPA.

    Good thing the courts are preemptively enforcing SOPA by honoring arbitrary take down requests.

     

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    DannyB (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 6:15am

    Re: voting out

    Why should politicians be worried about getting voted out?

    Haven't most precincts started using computerized voting equipment with no audit trail?

     

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    The Devil's Coachman (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 6:17am

    Re: Re:

    That is what douche bags do. Another candidate for some gonad crushing.

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 6:33am

    Re: Re: Re: New Year's Resolution

    God, that is horrible ...

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Dec 21st, 2011 @ 6:34am

    Re: Re: Re: voting out

    He is probably using an old version of IE

     

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    Toot Rue, Dec 21st, 2011 @ 7:24am

    No more complaining

    "I still don't think the politicians supporting this mess realize what they've stirred up online..."

    Actually, I'm sure they do. That's why they are trying to get this bill passed...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 21st, 2011 @ 10:57am

    STOP THIS

    Stop fucking around and STOP THIS.

     

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