Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Don't Like This Turn Of Events.

I was writing a post about orzo and tried to go to Wikipedia for some information.

Orzo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Try out the link, folks. It's Black Out Day. In protest of government legislation to censor the Internet, some of your favorites sites are Blacking Out today. I found this on Facebook:
Internet goes on strike — blackout everywhere. This Wed Jan 18, many of your favorites sites will be unavailable to you to stop web censorship. Tell everyone, petition even more sites to join.
  • Evil Shenanigans will be going down 1/18/2012 to protest SOPA (House of Representatives) and PIPA (Senate). For those who do not know SOPA and PIPA is are bills currently in congress that would give the federal government the terrifying power to censor the internet and block/shut down websites if they so choose. There are plenty of laws that allow corporations to fight illegal content sharing. Why do we need more? It will infringe on the 1st Amendment rights of all Americans if it is passed and set a dangerous precedent. Evil Shenanigans is going to be down in protest, and if you care about free speech I would ask you to call your representatives in congress and let them know you will not stand for unbridled federal internet censorship! They are voting on January 24th so there is still time to tell congress what we think! Wouldn't it be great if we could bring down the congressional switchboard? For more information click the link ... and rest assured I will be back Thursday with a yummy treat ... Four-Cheese Grilled Pimento Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches!
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  • Thinking of going black on Evil Shenanigans tomorrow to protest SOPA.
This is all a very sad state of affairs. At least Kelly has her priorities in order: "...and rest assured I will be back Thursday
with a yummy treat ...
Four-Cheese Grilled Pimento Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches!"


Marilyn said...

I'm with you on this one, Rosie! I spent half an hour trying to connect with the SOPAstrike site to download their info on how to black out my site, but ended up just writing it out myself. I also went to Cake Wrecks and used the info there to contact my local lawmakers via the Internet with a version of what I had written on my blog to let them know that I was opposed to SOPA and PIPA.

SweetPhyl said...

You can sign a petition by visiting It's important. Do it now.