Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, October 22, 2021

This Blog Might Be Coming Down. Maybe Yours, Too.

The Trumpists on the Supreme Court are considering whether to gut American libel laws.

New York Times v. Sullivan was a 9-0 decision that stopped Southern racists from using libel lawsuits to cover their evil doings. Even since then, the far-right has been fulminating against it, because a free press shining the light of day on their shenanigans is hateful to them.

So of course, now that the Trump camp of the GOP has a majority on the Court, they may seize the opportunity to eviscerate the Sullivan deicison, stare decisis be damned.


Jones, Jon Jones said...

I got sensitive content warning that I had to click thru tonight to access this site.

dinthebeast said...

That's odd, because I got a "Google sensitive content alert" page before I could look at this one just now.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

I put it there.

Comrade Misfit said...

And I just took it off.

Tod Germanica said...

I thought that warning was some Google anti-gun thing. Like gun Jesus Ian not being able to mention firearms modifications on YouTube. My blog's a cheap hobby and I keep it vague and anodyne. This is Murica, where anyone can sue anyone at any time for any reason. Even to have to defend yourself is to lose. And like you, I don't sell merch, beg with a tip jar, patreon, collect or sell data, pimp out it on FB or monitize it at all.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some volks need the dough I guess. Or want it. Or beg for it. Just boring and off-putting to me. I don't mind some light self-pimping, after all, we are not communists. But if I wanted commercials or beg-athons I have teevee.