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The Paddock Pulse: January 18 Edition

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Paddock Pulse Splash
Paddock Pulse Splash

So today is the big SOPA Protest Day, and instead of writing the Paddock Pulse I'm probably supposed to be writing to my congressman imploring him to vote against the bill.

What is SOPA? I'd tell you, except that Wikipedia is offline today to protest SOPA, so I don't actually know. It sounds like the first part of the word "sopapilla," which is a Mexican dish that I happen to like quite a bit, so I feel a bit conflicted.

Still, I probably will write to my congressman because usually anything that mixes technology, the Internet, and a bunch of sixty-something men and women who are still trying to figure out how to set the clock on their VCRs (they don't use DVRs because they "don't want to learn another set of consarned consonants, dammit!") is a recipe for a complete cluster**** (SEE, I'M BEING CENSORED ALREADY!).

Since I don't actually run the SBN network, I can't blackout my site in protest - so I'll do the next best thing, which is to redact all the tasty snark that usually runs in the Pulse to show solidarity for my fellow troglodytes who are fighting the good fight against the entertainment industry, who are sponsoring the bill and won't be satisfied until you pay at least 25 separate times for that copy of "Tik Tok" that you KNOW you love listening to even though you'd never admit it.

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Last But Not Least

"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." - Thomas Paine