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8:47 PM on 03.25.2009

I don't know wtf happened to my blog entry, so here's a shorter, lesser version.
I live in Utah and we've had the pleasure of some JT politics recently.

Bill HB 353, by Jack Thompson was a poorly written bill that was too broad, and opened up game retailers to frivolous lawsuits. That's not good for anybody, and doesn't protect anybody. It was a ridiculous and careless bill.

The Video Game Voters Network felt the same way, and started a campaign of letters against the bill. I was proud to be a part of it, and big ups to Dtoid for showing me the VGVN.
There were the typical BS responses from local politicians, but it made a little noise and got into a paper becuase Morley called the VGVN and it's members, and I quote, "crazies." So he's un unprofessional asshole that can suck it.

Anyway, I thought by now it a lost cause, and was done with; but I just got an e-mail from Ron Bigelow saying that governor John Huntsman vetoed the bill today. I suppose it's true.

I have to say kudos to Huntsman. I don't agree with much of his politics, but he showed some intelligence here. He's rumored to have presidential aspirations, and Utah is a very conservative place; so him pulling this bill that's been presented as child-protecting is gutsy.

So common sense was excersised in the ring of video game politics; a pleasent surprise.


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