Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The List Of Shame

With many websites going black to day to protest HR 3261 - the Stop Online Piracy Act of 2011 - I thought it a good idea to list its cosponsors. Or as I prefer to call it, the list of shame. Heading the list would, of course, be its sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).
Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] - 11/3/2011
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 12/7/2011
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 11/14/2011
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-33] - 11/3/2011
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 10/26/2011
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 10/26/2011
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 10/26/2011
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] - 11/3/2011
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 10/26/2011
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 11/30/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 10/26/2011
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 12/12/2011
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] - 10/26/2011
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 10/26/2011
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 10/26/2011
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] - 10/26/2011
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 11/30/2011
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 11/3/2011
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 11/30/2011
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] - 11/14/2011
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] - 11/3/2011
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] - 11/3/2011
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] - 11/14/2011
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] - 10/26/2011
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] - 11/14/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 10/26/2011
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 12/7/2011
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 10/26/2011
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 11/3/2011
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 11/3/2011

Kudos to Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) who was a co-sponsor but withdrew his support of the bill yesterday.

What dismays me is seeing some good Second Amendment supporters on this list such as Steve Scalise of Louisiana. It doesn't surprise me to see a Mel Watt, a Peter King, and especially a Debbie Wasserman Schultz on this list as they don't give a big rat's ass for our rights anyway.

UPDATE: Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) has removed his name as a co-sponsor of the bill. From TechDirt. He, like Ben Quayle, has heard the message loud and clear. I have crossed his name off the list of shame.

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