The Internet is Now Available on Computers!

Category:  BloggERy
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 10:38 PM
The Internet is Now Available on Computers! by Cory Vaillancourt
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Recently, I emailed Pennsylvania Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.'s office regarding S. 968, the "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property (PROTECT IP) Act of 2011" because I'm weird like that. And, I have an acronym fetish. And a form-letter fetish.

As with all bills, the title of this bill is the exact opposite of what it really means; but that's not important right now. What is important is that Senator Casey is a co-sponsor of the PROTECT IP bill, and his office emailed me an acronym-laden form letter response yesterday (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.) Aside from the usual noncommittal formalities valuing my opinion and whatnot, I did notice one particularly interesting thing in the last paragraph of his email:

"If you have access to the Internet, I encourage you to visit my website, http://casey.senate.gov. I invite you to use this online office as a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office, or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania."

IF I HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET?! WHAT DO YOU THINK, I'M READING THIS EMAIL ON A TYPEWRITER? GOOD GOD, MAN...

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100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

The Colony Plaza parking lot will transform into an outdoor shopping and socializing event called Parking Lot Palooza.

This is the fourth album for Cleveland punk quartet Signals Midwest, and it might be their best yet. 

Fairness and justice take center stage in our commonwealth.

Handy emojis for Erie texting.

Audit looming? No problem. Just use accounting ‘adjustments,’ like the Department of the Army.