The Problem With the AFP Scorecard
Earlier today, Erick pointed out the absurdity of the ACU legislative scorecard, in which Mitch McConnell scores 100% – higher than Jim DeMint. Well, the scorecard released by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an improvement, but also in need of some scrutiny. The headline nugget of their Senate scorecard is that Marco Rubio is the only senator with a 100. That should automatically raise the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Still talking about copyright. Barack Obama still fails to lead on ITU.
It’s funny how the same House Judiciary Committee that took up SOPA is now taking up IRFA, opposed by a growing list of groups including Taxpayers Protection Alliance, ATR, CAGW, and ACU. SOPA of course would have grown government in the name of strengthening copyright. IRFA makes government meddle more in a way that weakens copyright. And not in a good way, either: IRFA would not encourage innovation or content creation. It just favors Internet broadcasters over everyone else.
Also yeah, the RSC paper on Copyright that I backed before it was wrongly pulled, it is not a statement against property rights nor is it against copyright at all. If the side favoring ever-lengthening copyright cannot argue honestly with us, and has to mischaracterize those of us who favor an approach to copyright that balances the interests involved, then that to me suggests a deficiency in their position.
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Tech at Night: Illegal Amazon Taxes fail, DeMint modernizing cable, thorny copyright issues
Monday night, as promised, we still have some catch up work to do. So let’s start with those Amazon Taxes, those Internet sales taxes of dubious Constitutionality. Colorado’s got tossed in federal court and Illinois’s didn’t raise any money. Obeying the Constitution counts, folks. Pass a true interstate compact through the Congress first. Also as promised, there’s the matter of the Next Generation Television Marketplace | Read More »
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On GOProud and CPAC
I’d like to put something out there about GOProud, conservatives, and the Republican party. I’m seeing some people having very strong reactions to the ACU’s decision to disallow future Conservative Political Action Conference sponsorship by GOProud. Some of these reactions are coming from people I respect in the greater Republican coalition of right-wing politics. Make no mistake: I have no desire to kick anybody out | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Al Cardenas.
He’s the new head of the ACU, and we had a bit of a general talk on that, and CPAC. Al Cardenas has a pretty compelling story: it constantly amazes me why Communist dictatorships were so determined to keep sending us top-shelf immigrants. Oh, right: it’s because Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people.
Tammy Bruce Resigns GoProud
Tammy Bruce, columnist, radio host & conservative gay activist, announced on her website today that she will resign her position as advisory board member to GoProud. I want to let you know that after being a supporter and serving as Chair of the Advisory Board since May of 2010, I gave Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia my resignation Saturday night. If you search GOProud here | Read More »
The Muslim Brotherhood and the ACU
There’s been a lot of debate going on these days about CPAC. Some people are opting not to attend as they are not sure they feel comfortable with the direction it is going, while others are of the opinion that the big tent of Republicanism and the accompanying debate are best suited to be had at the conservative gathering. This article is not about those | Read More »