- Alyssa: Will you pay for it?
- Will you pay for my wedding?
…I thought I answered this already. It must not have posted. Or I was hallucinating.
Get Big Ten Network. Now. Priorities, woman.
Inspired by Barney Stinson, I decided to make my own all-rise, get psyched playlist. This is it, in this order, minus some tweaking I did in iTunes so as to eliminate any awkward silences at the ends or beginnings of songs in order to make them flow into each other best. I’m happy with it.
EDIT: Just added This is Indiana to the list. Boo yah.
Rand Paul is reportedly being detained by the TSA right now. He’s on his way to DC for a right to life march. Interesting.
I DO bawl like a baby when I watch “The Notebook.” Stfu.
Now, see here, Alyssa. You need to stop being so damn repetitive or I’m not going to be able to make good jokes anymore.
I’m contacting you today via the internet. Do you know why I can do that? Because the internet is free and open. It is a place of entertainment, knowledge, communication, and a fusion of all three. It is a place of convenience and progress. In short, the internet is a big part of all our lives, and something many of us could not live without.
The Stop Online Piracy Act, along with its Senate counterpart known as PIPA, is set to take away the freedom we all know and love. President Obama has even talked about the dangers of such bills. Do bad things happen on the internet, such as piracy of copyrighted materials? You bet. But there are ways to stop such horrible things without also stopping free speech, expression, and press.
Today, Wikipedia is completely blacked out in protest of SOPA. Google, Reddit, and a plethora of other sites have done similar things. With the passage of SOPA, PIPA, or whatever other acronym you want to use for such bills, these websites could become permanently blacked out. Sharing links to stories, videos, and music is what the internet is about. It’s how new fads are born and stars are discovered. It’s how marketing is done. It’s how I pay my taxes. It’s how I became a student at Indiana University and am looking to give back to my state. It’s how I’ve become a part of the political process. Very little of this would be possible with these bills, and that is a tragedy of the highest order.
I want to specify here that I’m not writing this letter with a form or from a script. No one is dictating this to me. I’ve written these words because they are what I truly feel. I’ve never written such a letter to you or any congressman before, largely because I’ve worried that my voice would not be heard. This issue, however, is simply too large for me to continue my complacency.
Congressman Donnelly, I urge you to vote against SOPA. Protect the freedoms that we are guaranteed in our Constitution, each and every one of us. The internet is about more than just YouTube and Facebook. It’s about progress, development, and ingenuity. It has been an integral part of the globalization we have seen over the last decade, and it has been a part of why world economies are still standing, battered though they may be. The internet means more to each of us that we can ever truly express or even know. That includes you, Congressman. Do the right thing and protect our internet by voting against SOPA.
Edit: DAMN. Typed “that” instead of “than” toward the end.
“Let’s see how bitchhhh like I can be! *poof* Arf arf!”
Adam and Eve were chosen by God to be the first human beings, amirite?
Death is imminent.
Definitely not happy tears. I think it was because I wouldn’t just agree with her on the matter and wouldn’t accept “the bible says so!” as legitimate reasoning.
She’s a Santorum fan, I’m a Ron Paul fan. There’s some tension in the house during GOP debates.
Just made Mom tear up about gay marriage. Also, gay is akin to a birth defect.
Life is fun :)
EDIT: Seriously though. Ouch. I hate making her cry.
Rick Perry just said Iran would move back into Iraq “at literally the speed of light.”
More on this as it develops.
Update: Perry apparently meant metaphorically, not literally. English majors across the country are even more against him now.
Cat-fighting going on between Santorum and Ron Paul tonight, with Romney getting a bit in the fray and even Perry trying to do so. Fun night ahead.
Just warnin’ ya’ll, I’m probably going to respond to things when I feel necessary. I’ll try to keep it off Twitter as much as possible.