Thursday, September 06, 2007

ASCAP Sues Gitmo Detainees

In a move sure to draw controversy, ASCAP announced today that they are pursuing legal action against detainees in Guantanamo Bay military prison, for illegal music downloading. In the court filing, ASCAP attorneys state that the detainees used hand-held MP3 players to listen to hours of heavy metal music, without paying the necessary license fees to the artists. "It was a natural next step," said ASCAP spokesman Mike Trudeau. "Our job is to protect artists' rights. We're sending a strong message that downloading music is illegal. Just because you're a terrorist, it doesn't mean you're above the law." Named parties in the lawsuit were not available for comment.

Friday, August 31, 2007

What drowning in a bathtub looks like: New Orleans

I posted this today on a Move On questionnaire:

I have not been back to New Orleans, but my friends who have gone have told me first-hand how great the need is.

Some people will say that government is always wasteful and bureaucratic, and then those same people set out to prove it by heartlessly neglecting the American people. I hold a different view: government at its best upholds society at its best. Now is the time to reverse the errors, and turn New Orleans into a shining example of government intervention done right.