Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Never Thought I'd be Happy to Read These Words

Setup:  Righthaven (*hawk*spit*) has been told it must pay nearly $120,000 in attorney's fees and court costs in a suit it lost to "former federal prosecutor Thomas DiBase," who happens to run a website dedicated to "no-body murder cases, or cases where a murder is suspected but the victim's remains have not been located."  Righthaven pursued a copyright suit without actually having standing to sue, and lost.

That's good news, yes, but that's not the part I'm really happy about.  This is, and it's one of those mixed-blessings:
This was by far the largest fee award against Righthaven, but likely will be dwarfed by an upcoming award in Righthaven's failed suit against the Democratic Underground.
On the one hand, I think this spells the death-knell for Righthaven's lawsuit-farming.  On the other, Democratic Underground will probably win a major amount of cash.

Oh well, one can hope that Righthaven will vanish in a puff of smoke, and DU won't ever see a penny!

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