I read this morning that the internet censorship bill, SOPA, was killed by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), but there are other similar bills that still need to be killed. The discussion on Slashdot cracked me up, though.
Spritzer (950539) : I for one have been in contact with my Rep. and have written letters to both of my Senators. I will also being calling them both today. We're making progress. Let's keep it up.
Killjoy_NL (719667) : I live in the Netherlands, I wish I could call my senator for this.
LynnwoodRooster (966895) : Any rep from Chicago or Senator from Illinois will gladly represent you.... And any dead relatives you believe would be impacted by these bills.
I haven't heard a Chicago politics joke for a while. The last time was while talking with a coworker who was joking about entering politics:
Ben : No, I'd be with the Socialism ticket, or the Fascism ticket to prove a point. Then I'd run in Chicago and my platform would be "I promise not to go to prison". There'd be no way to lose.
And of course, a recent Wondermark comic is also very relevant.