Thursday, May 12, 2022

MAGA Madman: Josh Hawley Spits On The Constitution With Bill To Strip Disney Of Copyrights

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: What possesses these people?

Josh Hawley Spits On The Constitution With Bill To Strip Disney Of Copyrights (Politicus USA link): Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced legislation that is an unconstitutional attack on Disney. Variety reported:

Hawley’s bill would dramatically rewrite U.S. copyright law, shortening the total term available to all copyright holders going forward by several decades. It would also seek to retroactively limit Disney’s copyrights, effectively stripping the company of much of its intellectual property, in a move that would face several legal obstacles.

“That is a blatantly unconstitutional taking of property without compensation,” said Prof. Paul Goldstein, an intellectual property expert at Stanford Law School.  

Josh Hawley Is Showing That Republicans Are Anti-Business

Republicans used to be known as the party that was pro-business. It was just a few years ago that Congress was full of Republicans who elevated businesses to mythical status and spent their time fretting about doing anything that would hurt “job creators.”

The GOP has shifted from job creators to abusing the power of Congress to strip a company that expressed an opinion on gay rights of their copyright protections.

Hawley’s bill is an example of the government trying to use its power to silence criticism. The GOP is trying to make an example out of Disney so that other companies stay quiet.

Sen. Hawley’s bill has zero chance of becoming law, but just like his incitement of the Capitol attack, his anti-democracy behavior will have consequences.

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  1. Fleeing Russian soldiers left behind key military documents that indicate Putin had plans to seize all of Ukraine, officials said.

    Aside from the documents, soldiers also found that more than 300 residential buildings had been permanently damaged, Sukhachev said. A number of unexploded shells and bombs had also been found, he added.

    The Russian military papers appear to confirm earlier assessments by Western officials that Putin had plans to swiftly take all of Ukraine, but failed to do so.

    Russian troops — who expected to seize Kyiv within days — retreated from the capital in early April and refocused their offensive in Ukraine's eastern region.

    https://news.yahoo.com/fleeing-russian-soldiers-left-behind-100211734.html

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  2. I like how conservatives are the first to scream about the Freedom of Speech, but then find a dozen of other ways the government can be used as a club to punish people and firms like Disney..

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    1. Weird how much MAGAs love cancel culture when it means they get to beat up on the people they hate.

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    2. I don't see how Hawley can legally target ONE company. Laws pretty much apply across the board and ALL copyrights would change. It wouldn't surprise me if the Supreme Court, even this one, would shield a private company from a tyrannical government.

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    3. It's unconstitutional to target a single business this way with ex post facto attempts to strip their rights as "payback". Disney should sue and Hawley is not protected from tort damages for his activities that don't have a legitimate legislative purpose.

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    4. Terrible horrible awful excuse for a human being…😖

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  3. Sanctions forcing Russia to use appliance parts in military gear, U.S. says
    With Western technology sales banned

    Russia is using computer chips meant for household appliances in battlefield gear, Commerce secretary tells a Senate hearing.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/11/russia-sanctions-effect-military/

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  4. Republicans show 'frothing eagerness' to punish companies who oppose their culture warring: analysis

    https://www.rawstory.com/josh-hawley-disney-2657308541/

    But whatever you do, don't call it cancel culture.

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    1. "It's not Cancel Culture™ when we do it!"

      - Every GQP Snowflake

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    2. Republicans have created a new political philosophy - "Do as we say or we'll shut you down".

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    3. I looked - it’s the actual definition of the RWNJ’s BS talking point.

      I do love how they’re all into the 1st amendment when their hate speech get “canceled” after violating the TOS of a private company - but are completely opposed to and willing to use government powers to punish those who mildly disagrees with their racist / misogynistic/ homophobic/ bigoted dogma. It almost appears that they have no clue exactly what the 1st amendment actually means.

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  5. Can't imagine agreeing with much of anything that Traitor Hawley says and thinks but certain copyright holders, in particular Disney, got sweetheart legislation several times over the last couple of decades extending copyright terms/protection for materials about to enter the public domain. All, no doubt, due to campaign and other "contributions" to both Dems and GQPers.

    Maybe the real focus should be on getting money out of politics via public finance of elections. Sure it will cost billions across the country but it already costs the public billions in tax cuts and subsidies to, as well as higher prices a charged by the wealthy, ownership class, including wealthy corporations like Disney.

    Public financing will reduce the legalized bribery that permeates the current system, which also enables jackass traitors like Hawley, M T Greene, Gaetz, Boebert, Gohmert, and numerous others like them to exist and spout their BS.

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    1. Good points, though I am not certain any of it has to do with what Hawley is up to.

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    2. It has to do with Hawley b/c if legal bribery in the form of campaign contributions hadn’t gotten all those copyright extensions in the first place, Hawley couldn’t try to repeal them to exact his revenge.

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    3. OK. Is there anything American that you do like?

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    4. Guess you missed the parts about Traitor Hawley, his fellow jackasses, and him trying to exact revenge on Disney, 1:27. Maybe look into a reading comprehension extension course?

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  6. HawHaw is another republican that should be removed from office and prosecuted for the insurrection.

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  7. Meatpackers made ‘baseless’ claims about pandemic shortages to persuade Trump White House to keep plants open, House panel finds

    The biggest players in the U.S. meat industry pressed “baseless” claims of beef and pork shortages early in the pandemic to persuade the administration to keep processing plants running, disregarding the coronavirus risks that eventually killed 269 workers and sickened thousands more, according to a special House committee investigating the nation’s pandemic response. In a report released Thursday, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis alleges that Tyson Foods’s legal team prepared a draft with input from other companies that became the basis for an executive order to keep the plants open. The Trump administration issued the order in April 2020, making it more difficult for workers to stay home.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/05/12/meatpackers-covid-deaths-trump-industry/

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    1. djtrump knew this was false and he is a culpable as the meat packing executives.

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  8. Boo hoo, Democrats upset that the United States is being protected by the GOP instead of being sold as a slave nation to China, you Marxists always fail Demos.

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    1. How has the GOP protected the United States? By siding with Putin? Trump saluting a North Korean General while Fat Kim drooled? Or his betrayal of the Kurds in Syria and turning American bases over to the Russians?

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    2. I have PTSR. Pretty Tired of Stupid Republicans.

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  9. Judge scraps Jan 6 plea deal for right-wing troll Baked Alaska after he declares: ‘I think I’m innocent’

    https://deadstate.org/judge-scraps-jan-6-plea-deal-for-right-wing-troll-after-he-declares-i-think-im-innocent/

    Baked is heading for the cooler.

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  10. Tucker Wants Republicans Who Voted For Ukraine Aid Primaried

    Continuing his support of Russia, the Fox News host denounced all Republicans that vote and will vote to approve aid to Ukraine.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2022/05/tucker-carlson-wants-every-republican

    Tuckya Rose traitors again.

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    1. Rand Paul Is Holding Up $40 Billion In Aid To Ukraine

      https://www.politicususa.com/2022/05/12/rand-paul-is-holding-up-40-billion-in-aid-to-ukraine.html

      Speaking of traitors ..

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    2. If we didn't elect Biden, the US would have left NATO and given Putin a hall pass to expand his empire into Europe.

      We vote for issues we care about, but our vote does much more than that. We're the most powerful nation on Earth and the world needs us to use that power wisely.

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  11. The January 6 committee has just subpoenaed Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan and 3 other Republican members of Congress.

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    1. Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Kevin McCarthy, other GOP members for testimony

      The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican members of Congress on Thursday for testimony about events surrounding the Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

      McCarthy and the other members -- Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania -- had rejected the committee's voluntary requests for cooperation in recent months.

      The subpoenas mark a dramatic escalation in the committee's tactics and follow weeks of internal debate over whether to try to force Republicans to testify behind closed doors about their conversations with former President Donald Trump and involvement in various parts of the effort to overturn the election and contest the certification of the results.

      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jan-committee-subpoenas-kevin-mccarthy-gop-members-testimony/story

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  12. Trump should hold his next MAGA rally in Moscow. Attendance would be mandatory and he’d finally get the kind of turnout he wants.

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  13. The dirty dum and stupid rethugs are turning our country into Fascism...

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    1. The GQP has only won the presidential popular vote once in this century. So now they want to shut down democracy.

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    2. We had operation warp speed and now we have a brisk shuffle.

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    3. Trump has gotten fatter than ever.

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    4. I'm surprised Trump can even shuffle.

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  14. Departing White House press secretary Jen Psaki details threats against her and her family

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the hardest part of the job has not been the daily sparring with reporters but enduring threats against her and her family.

    “I’ve had threats, I have had nasty letters, texts to me with my personal address, the names of my children,” Psaki told a group of reporters Thursday at a breakfast meeting sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.

    “It crosses lines, and you know, that’s when it becomes a little scary,” she said.

    Public officials across the country have reported an increasing number of threats over the past couple of years, with targets ranging from members of Congress and governors to even school board members and health care workers. Some experts worry the threats could even jeopardize the running of this year's midterm elections.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/departing-white-house-press-secretary-jen-psaki-details-threats-against-her-and-her-family/ar-AAXcot8

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    1. This is a shame because they also harassed Fauci (and continue to do so) for the past 2, no going on 3 years.

      But chalk up a sidewalk and MAGAs hair catches fire.

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    2. The far right fears democracy.

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  15. Communists make more blow-hard threats, see how they working in Ukraine?
    Finland to apply to NATO 'without delay' as Russia threatens 'retaliatory steps'.
    For a country to be accepted into NATO, there is a list of minimum requirements. This includes having a functioning democracy, treating minority populations fairly and having the ability to make military contributions to NATO operations. Once a country meets the basic requirements, it is asked to join a membership action plan, which prepares it for membership. However, this does not guarantee a place in the alliance.

    https://news.yahoo.com/finland-to-apply-to-nato-without-delay-as-russia-threatens-retaliatory-steps-133741633.html

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  16. This one is a bent penny?
    Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Kathy Barnette has called for banning Islam in America and said LGBTQ people 'lead with their sexual preference'.

    Kathy Barnette, a largely-unknown Pennsylvania Senate candidate, has been surging in support among Republican voters in recent polls with just days to go until next Tuesday's primary election.

    But a review of the conservative commentator's public statements, including on social media, reveals a candidate with a history of Islamophobic and homophobic positions that may imperil Republicans' general election chances in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.

    https://news.yahoo.com/pennsylvania-gop-senate-candidate-kathy-175320275.html

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  17. U.S. House Committee Advances Supreme Court 'Code of Ethics' Bill, 2022.
    Supreme Court justices are the only judges inside the federal judiciary who are exempt from any ethics policies. The bill, which passed among party lines, would impose limits on the Supreme Court justices, such as new recusal standards for when a judge should not sit on a case because of a conflict. Currently, justices recuse themselves voluntarily. It also requires new transparency around those filing amicus, or friend-of-the-court briefs and requires the Supreme Court to set rules for disclosing gifts and income that justices and law clerks receive.

    https://news.yahoo.com/u-house-committee-advances-supreme-165500595.html

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  18. America’s love affair with the lawn is getting messy
    Get rid of that lawn before it sinks you, into the poor house?

    Those concerned that grass lawns fall short in helping pollinators and other species face another problem. “A lot of people don’t want bees –- there’s fear of nature,” says Holloway, the Georgia extension agent.. “I think that’s changing, but it still has a long way to go.”

    Replacing grass also takes patience. “One of the best parts of my job is site visits. I go to backyards that people have been working on for 20, 30 years, and it’s helped me get over the mindset that everything has to be done all at once. It really takes time” to create a yard that’s got plantings, rather than just lawn, Holloway says.

    And it’s hard to overcome tradition and neighborhood expectations. A lawn “looks tidy, and it’s easy to keep doing what you’re doing,” Liu says. But “once you’ve established the new equilibrium, it’s easier, it pays all these benefits.”

    Some neighbors might see a yard without a lawn “and think, there’s the crazy person,” he says. “But a lot of people will just think it’s so cool.”

    https://apnews.com/article/environment-gardening-white-plains-b2a0c7ab8940f93e872a90d86ea9c6f4

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  19. ‘Largest Public Fraud In State History’: Mississippi Lawsuit Against Brett Favre and Others Untangles Web of Squandered, Misspent Millions Intended to Help the Poorest In The State.
    Mississippi State Auditor Shad White called it the “largest public fraud in state history.” White is requesting an overall repayment of $77 million. About $1.1 million was paid to the retired Minnesota Vikings quarterback, who lives in Mississippi.

    https://news.yahoo.com/largest-public-fraud-state-history-131500555.html

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  20. Ex-Coca-Cola chemist sentenced for stealing $120 million trade secret for Chinese government-supported company.
    A Chinese chemical engineer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing trade secrets on drink can coatings to establish a Chinese company backed by the Chinese government.

    Xiaorong “Shannon” You, 59, was sentenced on Monday by a federal judge in Greeneville, Tennessee, on the charges of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, conspiracy to commit economic espionage, possession of stolen trade secrets, economic espionage and wire fraud. In addition, she is ordered to pay a $200,000 fine and serve three years of supervised release.

    “Stealing technology isn’t just a crime against a company,” Acting Assistant Director Bradley S. Benavides of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division said in a release. “It’s a crime against American workers whose jobs and livelihoods are impacted.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/ex-coca-cola-chemist-sentenced-234210142.html

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  21. Former DEA agent sentenced to 135 months for taking bribes

    A former Drug Enforcement Administration agent who admitted to taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a drug trafficker was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison.

    U.S. District Judge Brian Miller sentenced Nathan Koen, who pleaded guilty last year to one count of bribery, to 135 months in prison and two years of supervised release.

    “This defendant’s actions are a disgrace to the thousands of dedicated law enforcement officers who work with integrity every day to protect and serve our communities,” U.S. Attorney Jonathan D. Ross said in a statement after the hearing.

    https://news.yahoo.com/former-dea-agent-sentenced-135-221006645.html

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