Blog 'em If You Got 'em

It looks like that crazy Maverick John McCain is out to get the bloggers who done him harm. This time it’s personal!

Among some of the things he’s going after with the blogging community is that personal blogs are to report illegal images and videos or pay fines. So, if I have a blog, I am supposed to report myself for posting an image which is for the most part, public domain if it can be copied from the Internet? Another proposal is to shut down accounts of any sex offender. I wonder how you are supposed to determine if someone is a sex offender. Unless the person has an obvious screen name like, ima_pervert there is no way of telling. And as the article points out, there is no proof of anyone being victimized by someone who posted comments on a blog.

A now, a personal message to John McCain:

What are you doing? Don’t you have this whole thing backwards? First, you think it will help your campaign for president by catering to the Conservative Christians and Evangelicals and now you want to go after perverts and molesters by attacking the blogs. Well, based on my experience the blogs can be your friend if you have aspirations for the presidency. As far as the perverts and molesters? The next time you are pandering at one of those mega-churches, look to your left and then to your right. You may just find what you’re looking for.

If your reason for going after the blogging community is because someone posted something nasty about you then stop doing silly things like meeting with the religious right. Don’t punish the entire blogosphere because one person pissed you off. Besides, there are far more important things to focus on.

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