UPDATE: Petition Demands White House Investigate SOPA Supporter

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UPDATE: Petition Demands White House Investigate SOPA Supporter

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Chris Dodd was a big supporter of SOPA. After an angry comment last week, a petition wants him investigated for bribery charges.

Former senator Chris Dodd left office in January, 2011. A month later, he was hired on as the president of the Motion Picture Association of America; so it's not surprising to hear that the man was a big supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act. Now, in the wake of that horrible legislation's fortuitous death, Dodd's made some statements that have earned him a lot of criticism. Actually, criticism is the least of the negative reactions brought on by his comments: A new petition is calling for the Obama Administration to investigate Dodd for bribery charges.

Last week, Dodd implied that Obama would have a much tougher time raising money in Hollywood after he publicly stated he planned to veto SOPA if it passed. "Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake," Dodd told Fox News. "Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake."

Unsurprisingly, this statement hasn't gone over too well with some folks. A petition at whitehouse.gov has sprung up and is accumulating signatures fast. According to the claim:

This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the "above the law" status people of Dodd's position and wealth enjoy.

We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.

This isn't the first time the man said some controversial things in support of SOPA. After sites like Google, Wikipedia, and Reddit engaged in a Web-wide blackout last week, Dodd accused them of abusing their power and using their power to "intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests."

At the moment, the petition contains over 23,000 signatures. If it reaches 25,000, the White House will respond to it.

UPDATE: The petition has reached over 25,000 signatures. The Obama Administration will now respond to it, but exactly whom responds has yet to be determined. According to the We The People, "Petition responses will come from a variety of Administration officials, including staff at the White House. From time to time President Obama may respond directly to petitions, but we expect most of responses to come from other Administration officials."

Source: White House via GamePolitics

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The internet is beyond his reach. It's time for the old organizations to evolve or fail.

Why no link to petition?
And we're not asking for your money Dodd but we will be paying very close attention now that your job is at stake.

DVS BSTrD:
Why no link to petition?

^This.^
Or at least tell us where we can find it in case we happen to feel it's a good cause to sign in on.

RJ Dalton:

DVS BSTrD:
Why no link to petition?

^This.^
Or at least tell us where we can find it in case we happen to feel it's a good cause to sign in on.

Are you kidding me? It's at the bottom, next to "Source"

Dodd accused them of abusing their power and using their power to "intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.

In other news: Hollywood speechwriter admits copy-pasting from "Public Statements 101, fourth edition". When asked about it he stated: "It's, like, what all the cool guys do, y'know?". More at seven.

Somehow I doubt a bribery investigation is going to get anywhere anytime soon though. Not because of any global conspiracy, but because in all likelihood he didn't even need to resort to illegal measures in order to get his point - and his money - across.

RJ Dalton:

DVS BSTrD:
Why no link to petition?

^This.^
Or at least tell us where we can find it in case we happen to feel it's a good cause to sign in on.

The petition is the source at the bottom of the article. The one that says "White house."

And ninja'd, so I'll try and add something more.

I love seeing assholes get screwed over, especially by themselves. Don't you?

766 people needed after me. Get to it people!

I signed, power to the people baby! Die, Corporate America Die! Lets get back to when you know...it was harder to bribe politicians.

Sandytimeman:
I signed, power to the people baby! Die, Corporate America Die! Lets get back to when you know...it was harder to bribe politicians.

The beginning of the universe? And even then there's some debate to what came before the big bang.

I also demand an investigation of those eyebrows.

DVS BSTrD:
Why no link to petition?
And we're not asking for your money Dodd but we will be paying very close attention now that your job is at stake.

Here you go, share it with everyone you know.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/investigate-chris-dodd-and-mpaa-bribery-after-he-publicly-admited-bribing-politicans-pass/DffX0YQv

What is there to investigate? The case seems pretty clear. He pretty much admits it here

Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake."

He openly threatens politicians who, unlike him, aren't corrupt enough to get bought.

Drummie666:
The petition is the source at the bottom of the article. The one that says "White house."

Yes, I noticed after I posted. Now I just need to figure out why my computer isn't letting me sign the petition.

541 left until it passes

Yeah, I heard about this...too bad it's not open to Canadians. I would sign that in a heartbeat.

vansau:

At the moment, the petition contains over 23,000 signatures. If it reaches 25,000, the White House will respond to it.

ALREADY?! Holy cow...Come on, people!! DO IT! DO IT!! DO IT!!! Just a few more!

Sandytimeman:
I signed, power to the people baby! Die, Corporate America Die! Lets get back to when you know...it was harder to bribe politicians.

That would be when there were no politicians, right?

"Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake."

If your job is in danger, Dodd, then I'm running low on plutonium to power my DeLorean. People always need to hire old, rich, useless twits to run their companies, your financial future is secure.

Internet petitions never work.
Yes I signed it..... Somehow. I clicked the button and it claimed I signed it...... Uuuuuuuuh, what?

Get this fool fr all he's worth!

RJ Dalton:

Sandytimeman:
I signed, power to the people baby! Die, Corporate America Die! Lets get back to when you know...it was harder to bribe politicians.

That would be when there were no politicians, right?

Some time in the early (late?) 1900BC?

I'm numbah 289.

Won't be long now!

I'm numbah 289.

Won't be long now!

I'm not in politics, and my understanding of American politics is not the best... but I am pretty sure threatening one of the most powerful people on the planet is like cockslapping a bear while your dick is covered in honey, and you're standing on a pile of broken bees nests, while holding one of the bear's cubs.

Torrasque:
I'm not in politics, and my understanding of American politics is not the best... but I am pretty sure threatening one of the most powerful people on the planet is like cockslapping a bear while your dick is covered in honey, and you're standing on a pile of broken bees nests, while holding one of the bear's cubs.

Uh....... Replace bear with shark, and honey with whale blood. Bear's are scavengers and have been known to be ludicrously docile in the face of insanity. A cock slap might scare them away.

LastGreatBlasphemer:

Torrasque:
I'm not in politics, and my understanding of American politics is not the best... but I am pretty sure threatening one of the most powerful people on the planet is like cockslapping a bear while your dick is covered in honey, and you're standing on a pile of broken bees nests, while holding one of the bear's cubs.

Uh....... Replace bear with shark, and honey with whale blood. Bear's are scavengers and have been known to be ludicrously docile in the face of insanity. A cock slap might scare them away.

Make that 10 sharks, and give them frickin' lazer beams!

LastGreatBlasphemer:

Torrasque:
I'm not in politics, and my understanding of American politics is not the best... but I am pretty sure threatening one of the most powerful people on the planet is like cockslapping a bear while your dick is covered in honey, and you're standing on a pile of broken bees nests, while holding one of the bear's cubs.

Uh....... Replace bear with shark, and honey with whale blood. Bear's are scavengers and have been known to be ludicrously docile in the face of insanity. A cock slap might scare them away.

You know... a part of me REAALLY wants to see a bear get cock slapped now, just to see if it does indeed scare them away...

Also, that petition might as well of had an expiration date of January 25th, seeing as of this post, it only needs 72 more signatures.

Torrasque:

LastGreatBlasphemer:

Torrasque:
I'm not in politics, and my understanding of American politics is not the best... but I am pretty sure threatening one of the most powerful people on the planet is like cockslapping a bear while your dick is covered in honey, and you're standing on a pile of broken bees nests, while holding one of the bear's cubs.

Uh....... Replace bear with shark, and honey with whale blood. Bear's are scavengers and have been known to be ludicrously docile in the face of insanity. A cock slap might scare them away.

Make that 10 sharks, and give them frickin' lazer beams!

I WANT FRICKIN' LAZER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR FRICKIN' HEADS!

OT, man this is pretty interesting, I wonder if its going to go anywhere

vansau:
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I just signed it. This petition has now passed the 25,000 mark.

hey obama, youre FUCKED YA HEAR ME? WE GOT MONEY!

obama: oh hai dodd, we measurin dicks? cause im black you know...and president.

LoL, this is a joke right? Of course he took financial incentive... you can thank the 17th Amendment for that. It was that amendment that allowed special interest groups to take over in Washington. It was that amendment that made lobbyists worth while. Investigate him? Investigate them all, but I suppose everyone will only care about one thing at a time.

Where can I sign?

NVM found it further up the board =D (signed)

do you need to be a US citizen to sign it? I can't believe the same guy that'll accuse google of abusing it's power is then willing to genuinly threaten people using his power!
It takes balls to be that big of a fucking prick.

vansau:
Dodd accused them of abusing their power and using their power to "intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests."

I'm reminded of a certain quote involving shoes and other feet. It just escapes me though, but I feel so very strongly that it applies here.

damn lobbyists! i swear they really do think they are above the law. Glad to see the Petition has already reached 25k

Frostbite3789:

vansau:
Dodd accused them of abusing their power and using their power to "intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests."

I'm reminded of a certain quote involving shoes and other feet. It just escapes me though, but I feel so very strongly that it applies here.

Really? It reminds me more of a saying involving pots, kettles, and the accusations of color thereof. The exact wording escapes me as well, but I think it's just as appropriate.

DVS BSTrD:
Why no link to petition?

RJ Dalton:

Or at least tell us where we can find it in case we happen to feel it's a good cause to sign in on.

Not only is it linked, mentioned earlier, but also the article says that it appeared on whitehouse.gov.

Now, can we get one for the other suspect folks? Senator Leahy over PIPA, perhaps?

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