Freedom Of Speech Under Attack In NJ

This disgusting bill introduced by Rep. Peter Biondi would restrict speech online:

Makes certain operators of interactive computer services and Internet service providers liable to persons injured by false or defamatory messages posted on public forum websites.

What kind of crap is this? What next? Will they require names from people in crowds, in case they shout something nasty as well?
I’m writing my Reps about this piece of poo.
UPDATE (JInx! Jinx!) ths adds:
Maybe the politicians of New Jersey ARE all wise and all-powerful…

Update the Second: Jon Swift has some backround on Biondi and the Bill.
Update the Third: NJ has a great site where you can find your Representative and easily contact all of them with one click. Neat. I sent an email to them. I urge you to do the same.

13 Responses to “Freedom Of Speech Under Attack In NJ”

  1. Jon Swift says:

    I think Peter Biondi would just like to have a little talk with the people who have said mean things about him on the Internet but this bill would be terrible.

  2. Especially when ya’ll find out who Bingley really is.
    There goes the readership.

  3. “Jon (not his REAL name) Swift has some background…”, you mean.

  4. Dave J says:

    Rep. Biondi can fucking bite me.

  5. Tainted Bill says:

    Someone should point out to Biondi that the Federalist Papers were written under the name “Publius”, and many pro-revolution and later anti-slavery pamplets and treatises were also written under pseudonyms.
    Granted, few internet postings rise to that level, but the principle is the same.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    I think Dave’s comment right above yours is of Federalist caliber.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Principle? Principle?? You dare invoke principle in a discussion of NJ State Legislators?

  8. Dave J says:

    Well, isn’t a direct quote, Mr. B? Or haven’t you read the apocryphal Federalist #666, where Hamilton as Publius says “the anti-federalists can fucking bite me”? 😉

  9. Tainted Bill says:

    Call me an idealist.
    Christie keeps insisting her friend’s mom is an honest member of the NJ Assembly, but I have my doubts.

  10. Tainted Bill says:

    Furthermore, since this is a public forum and I am posting semi-anonymously: I’d like to state for the record that I have it on good authority that Rep. Biondi prefers the company of underage Andorran prostitutes, who he later kills and uses their corpses in arcane voodoo rituals.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Andorrans? Damn, and here I was having just lined up some smokin’ Catalonians…

  12. Whoa, Bill ~ Sign me up for that party!

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