Wednesday, January 18, 2012


As I have gotten older, one thing I have taken interest in is politics.  I'm not sure why, but the fact that these two groups of people are fighting one another for votes just so they can both become richer or get their platform across amazes me.  Democrats and Republicans are both to blame for the current state of the economy and America for that matter.

I think one reason why politics has sparked my interest is because ever since I was 15 and I got my first job at Pizza Hut, the government took this thing call "Income Tax" out of my paycheck.  I was 15.  I didn't know why someone would want to take my hard earned money.  I mean, I was just a little girl!  That's when I decided I must find out who these people were and what they were doing with my money.

Now, the government does some really good stuff and some really crappy stuff with that money.  Let's not go into too much detail...(I was one of the ones in my high school debate over politics that got so upset when my generation has NO idea what they are talking about)

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Anyways, right now the government is trying to do something crappy with all of that money I have paid into the system (mind you, I'm now 20 so I have only been paying into the government for 5 years so I am sure there are some of you out there who have paid much more than I have!) The current bill up in the House and Senate is SOPA(Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA(Protect Intellectual Property Act).  The names sound great!  Actually, say no more!  That's what many people think, but let me tell ya, don't judge a book by its cover because this is NOT a good book. 

If anyone is familiar with the SCA(Safe Cosmetics Act), this is sorta the same thing.  Name sounds great!  Enact now!  However, once you read the fine print, you see that this bill actually punishes small independent businesses like Revive Bath & Body and encourages bigger companies to take over more of the world than they already have *cough* Johnson & Johnson - which by the way has recently been in headlights for using toxic chemicals in their baby product line... oops looks like those mama's should buy Revive from now on!

Okay back to SOPA and PIPA - basically this is a bill promising internet censorship (AKA internet government communism).  In case anyone has been in the dark ages, the reason why the Chinese love their leader so much is because they can't even Google all of the bad stuff the guy has done! 

If ████ ██████ SOPA ██████ ██████ passes ██ ████ ██ ████ ██ ████ the Internet ██ ████ ██████ ██ will look a lot like this.

I encourage all of you to tell your congressmen NOT to pass SOPA/PIPA! Visit for more information.

I would love to hear some feedback on what all of my readers think about this issue.



  1. We had something happening like this in Australia last year but it has gone quiet. I am sure it hasn't gone away.....