Thanks to all who supported the SOPA/PIPA blackout which was the main page of WUWT for 24 hours.
The thread is here, should you wish to comment further.
It appears to have been a success, as many dropped support. A total of thirteen senators announced their opposition to PIPA today, plus many in the House as well. Senator Inhofe saw the light when it was pointed out to him that SOPA/PIPA would likely damage the climate skeptic movement. My own congressman Wally Herger got schooled as well.
From wire sources:
Republican senator from Florida Marco Rubio, previously a sponsor, said there were legitimate concerns about the impact of the bill on access to the Internet, and about the “potentially unreasonable expansion of the federal government’s power to impact the Internet,” Ars Technica reported
Forbes reported that Mr Rubio had written on his Facebook page that congress should listen to these concerns and avoid rushing through a bill which could have “many unintended consequences.”
Yeah, it’s those “unintended consequences” of poorly thought out legislation that we all have to live with. That’s a primary reason we fight attempts to legislate climate change.