Tech experts: “So is the Spy Clause dead?”
The Uk Parliament: “2+2= 5.”
Tech experts: “…”
Tech Experts: “…That’s not an answer.”
The UK Parliament: “It is now.”
The fact that Blumenthal would rather work with the worst of the worst than actually work with anyone else in his party really showcases his morals (or lack thereof).
Stopping bad legislation at the legislative level is pretty much a no-go. It’s the courts where it (usually) matters. After all both the Arkansas and Texas laws targeting children were taken down on the same day and the chances of California’s own Appropriate Codes aren’t looking optimistic against its own court. So even when AB 1394 passes the legislature process, it is more likely it could die during the judicial process.
Also, why is Common Sense Media called media, when they’ve never published media?
You know a lot of these non-profit organizations are kinda like the worst aspects of your family. If the Heritage Foundation is like the openly racist MAGA grandpa from the south, and If NCOSE is the homophobic, puritanical aunt, then CSM is the helicopter mom who is also a Karen who reads nothing but opinion columns.
Probably the least of the three evils mentioned, but still an evil and still perplexing nonetheless.
Sounds more like a “you problem.”
How am I the disgusting groomer when you’re policing and railroading the choices of children and demonizing trans kids.
As opposed to the degenerate, disgusting, predatory and mentally deranged abomination that’s dehumanizing a minority.
This is the weirdest argument I’ve ever encountered. So you’re saying trans kids are just kids that spend a lot of time on social media apps that gravitate towards becoming trans because it was popular. But it’s not grounds for censorship, but grounds for… reeducation? Wtf?
Let’s make this clear, the trans experience is not a delusion. Gender dysphoria is a very real thing, but do you know how to make that disparity worse? By removing the option for the child to choose between their biological sex and the gender they want to be. It’s okay for a kid to choose their identity, but suppressing that choice ultimately harms kids you (supposedly) swear to protect even more.
That Defeatist attitude isn’t going to help anyone. There’s a saying that’s shared around here, “if you give up, KOSA will pass; if you don’t, it might not pass.” SOPA need I remind you was just as guaranteed to pass like KOSA, but that was stopped by the Blackout protests. Now I’m not saying that there needs to be a Blackout to stop KOSA, but trying to stop bad bills like KOSA, even through the smallest things like calling your representatives, is preferable to giving up. KOSA is not like Sesta-FOSTA.
With the Herritage situation, sure. But I don’t think it worked this time. Just because this is what she thinks doesn’t mean that’ll translate in reality.
This is why bigotry is bad for the human mind. It doesn’t just make you hate people for no reason, it also makes you stupid.
I’m baffled. But not for the reasons you may think.
I’m not really shocked that Marsha Blackburn is a bigot, at this point what she said is consistent with her character. Nor am I shocked that KOSA is designed to be abused and Bluthmenthal being an amoral piss baby who can’t handle criticism. But the one question I have is, why did she announce this now? I mean this is a critical time for KOSA, it’s possibly primed for a senate vote. KOSA is already under fire, under a ton of scrutiny from every reasonable source you can think of, but the last thing that it needs is confirmation that the abuses are not just guaranteed, but is the point of KOSA. Is it supposed to be a flex? Like “I tricked all of these organizations, senators, and the president into supporting a bad-faith bill that will be abused against minorities like the Transgenders.” Schumer’s looking for an easy victory, do you really think that he’d bring a garbage can on fire out on the senate floor and call it a day? It won’t matter how many cosponsors you’d have, KOSA is indefensible. It was always been that way, it’s just been now confirmed by the leading co-sponsor herself.
You didn’t want discourse, you wanted blind obedience over genuinely terrible ideas pulled straight from Orwell’s nightmares. And every time we were willing to partake in the discourse, you either double-down on your hot takes or defaulted on the same weird, racially motivated CSAM non sequitur reiterated over and over and over again if it was too good not to use over dozens of times. But truly the most baffling part of this was that you thought you could win over people on Techdirt, which I checked is overwhelmingly left-leaning and pretty well-educated. And considering how well that turned out, what did you think was going to happen?
Okay, but that’s more religious doctrine transcribed into law than it does help your argument. Also, you’re using a cliche about Islamic culture to justify your argument. Its a bad faith example.
I love how you’re fighting back racist allegations, but not against the suppression of human rights.
AC: “Am I a fascist?”
AC: “No, it’s the people who think, draw, and speak things that I don’t like are wrong.”
And again, hiding behind red herrings to mask your fascist proselytizing.
Says the guy advocating for fascistic/totalitarian ideals and hiding behind a racist red herring.