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Combating McCain-Feingold

Yesterday, I made this pledge:

Any organization* that wants to run a political ad criticizing any politician in that window can do so here. Not only will I run the ad free, I’ll do a post on the ad on the front page.

Kim du Toit made a similar pledge.

I’m happy to report that a few others have joined the fold:

Xrlq, who apparently takes issue with my use of i.e., makes a similar pledge with some caveats. He supports clean free elections.

Jolie Rouge also takes the pledge with Wield the awesome power of 8 hits a day in your campaign. Hey, don’t feel too bad. More people will see campaign-related free speech in action on your site than will see it on NBC.

If you wish to take the pledge, you can do so even if you do not run ads. Commit to posting said items on your blog. Free speech needs your help.

Who else is up for it? Let me know.

12 Responses to “Combating McCain-Feingold”

  1. Xrlq Says:

    I don’t necessarily take issue with your use of i.e., it’s just that I’m unwilling to endorse it myself in this context. I’d rather think of PETA and NAMBLA type extremists as one example of an ad I would not approve, rather than imply that PETA/NAMBLA extremist ads are necessarily the only kind of ad I might not approve. I could envision a non-extremist candidate submitting an ad I might reject on other grounds.

  2. GLN Admin Says:

    I’ve never done adds, but I will certainly point to them.

  3. Rustmeister Says:

    I’m sure you can employ a loophole to justify your use of i.e.

  4. ben Says:

    I’m there. I put du Toit’s banner thingy up the day it came out.

  5. countertop Says:

    I’m in

  6. USCitizen Says:

    I’m in, too.

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  7. tgirsch Says:

    For the record, i.e. ~= “that is,” meaning that what follows it is another way of saying what precedes it. e.g. ~= “for example,” meaning what follows is a specific example (or a list of specific examples) of what precedes it.

    e.g., If you’re like tgirsch, i.e., and obnoxious jerk, you’d feel it necessary to post this comment.

  8. tgirsch Says:

    Grr, “and” should be “an”

    tgirsch, apart from being an obnoxious jerk, also can’t type.

  9. SayUncle Says:

    Thank you, Mr. Grammar Person, i.e., tgirsch.

  10. ben Says:

    is “~=” like, “not equals,” or “approximately” or something else. Help? Me confused!?!

  11. gattsuru Says:

    is “~=” like, “not equals,” or “approximately” or something else. Help? Me confused!?!

    “~=” means “about equal”, for example, 0.999999 ~= 1.

    “Not equal” is “!=”, for example, 0 != 1.

    As to the challenge, I’m in, although with a sanity check.

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