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They're coming for the bloggers

A town in New Jersey is suing to force Blogger to give up the name of an anonymous blogger who's been criticizing town officials.

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Hi Jack. Lars Larson links to your blog from his site, so I thought you might want to know some Lars news. I just wanted to make sure you knew that you can know listen to Lars on demand with any phone, anytime, anywhere by dialing into his cellecast. Check it out here: http://cellecast.com/lars. If you want more information about Lars' cellecast for a blog post, feel free to drop us a line at contact@cellecast.com. Cheers! I like your blog.

Many of us critiquing bloggers here in The City That Works would have an endless series of lawsuits for all the criticism fodder we are easily provided by government. In a way I hope they try because the more, elaborated real truth would be even more devastating than we can get out on the blogs.

Bring it on.

For me, I'd just go back to the city council hearings on SoWhat and quote the endless staff and Council members presentations that said:
SoWhat will create 10,000 biotech jobs;

Mayor Katz saying the neighborhood has exaggerated the heights, number of building, density-there will be only three 250 ft high buildings;

the tram will cost only $15M;

the greenway will cost $10M;

the Gibbs St. pedestrian bridge will cost $1.2M.;

there will be four neighborhood parks;

etc.

you can know listen to Lars on demand with any phone, anytime, anywhere by dialing into his cellecast.

That must be what hell is like.

No. In hell, you HAVE to listen to Lars' show 24/7.

The gov't will soon be after those of us who support True Majority, CREDO, Moveon.org or any other internet driven organization that is not to the liking of those in power...left or right...
Check out house bill 1955 or senate bill 1957 for details.
The internet is a threat to security.
The firemen are going to be checking out our reading material on inspections.
I feel the temperature rising to F-451.

I'll bet a couple blogs around here run by a transportation citizen or blue guy have already been approached by their pals in government and have identified posters to their blogs.
They've likely compared IP addresses with those on CommissionerSam.com and identified a few harsher critics.
Why wouldn't they?

I'm surprised Lars has time to do a show right now. Isn't this when he bravely puts on his jumpsuit and prepares to fight in the War on Christmas?

Jack, with comments like that, the link to your blog on Lars' website ain't going to last long.

I kid. The biggest problem I have with the Lars show is too many commercials. I actually enjoy listening to most of the segments where he's talking.

I also enjoy watching professional wrestling.

Can anyone distinguish it from a government demand for the name and occupation of any individual (not corporate) campaign donor?

The tax break associated with non-profits (and some campaign donations) is a bribe to get at the names.

I like the "mental instability and dangerous fixation" assertion. Dissent is loony. Dissent can lead to involuntary commitment.

Why on earth would someone assert a defense to private defamation when the government itself could never assert a claim of defamation? (That's sloppy.)

Sam Adams blog still asserts as part of his comments page: "The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly."

That is funny, really. If it is tainted by public money (or public hosting or posts by city-paid staff) then all the gritty details are fully disclosable with a routine public records request. Is it public or is it private? If it is private what is the price to obtain a post on PortlandOnline that says: "Please visit us at www.CommissionerSam.com?" The general policy for publicly hosted sites is to not link to private sites. Does the omission of the magic word "mayor" from the site make it all OK? (Kari? Lars?)

Lars-I am struck speechless, finally. Bob

Ok now I'm better, and no longer speechless. I have a dear friend who happens to be a very right-wing type. (We get along great, as long as niether of us starts talking religion or politics, which proves problematical). The other day he was trying to get on my good side by tearing down the O (I work for the Trib). The only prob was he was tearing away by saying "That Liberal Fishwrap").
So I took the plunge and asked him if he listened to Lars. Of course he does, and he went on to tell me how great Savage was too. I told him both of those freaks were crazy, and he replied "Yeah I know, but the longer you listen to them, the more sense they seem to make".
I reminded him that porn is also very desensitizing.
Sorry for the rant. (L) Bob

Believe it or not, that comment about Lars is a very sophisticated spam bot. I've been getting comments like that on multiple posts, using the topic of the post and finding relevant information to make it seem like a real person - then it links to a cellular service.

Wow. Time for an IP Deny.

"WAR ON CHRISTMAS"

Just an observation made on a trip too Reno and back this week.

A small town(I do mean small), I think the sign said 24 pop.) Canby,Ca.,about six blocks long.....on each side were 3 or 4 life size (dare I say it here "CHRISTMAS SCENES"...They would be burned or protested here. Thanks for the chance to mention it.

Mayor Katz saying the neighborhood has exaggerated the heights, number of building, density-there will be only three 250 ft high buildings;

Eric Sten telling my old friend Andy Eiseman (sp?)from the Buckman neighborhood that the OYA group homes in Buckman as well as others were not a saturation issue.

Andy and Jack could destory that comment.


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