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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Minnesota GOP Spyware - Not So Nice

The Minnesota GOP this week sent out spyware in the guise of hundreds of DVDs pushing for a anti-gay amendment. State Republican Chairman Ron Carey said the party's statewide mailing was to target districts of DFL senators. What he neglected to tell the press was that the DVD's also collects personal information and sends it to an unsecure website.

According to Wikipedia, spyware refers to malicious software that performs certain tasks on your computer, typically without appropriately obtaining your consent. Typical tactics include delivery of unsolicited pop-up advertisements; theft of personal information (including financial information such as credit card numbers); monitoring of Web-browsing activity for marketing purposes; or routing of HTTP requests to advertising sites.

Why doesn't it surprise me that instead of dealing with the issues that concern working American and their families like health care for children, protecting the environment, quality work standards, civil rights, civil liberties, fiscal responsibility...and yet the GOP continues to spend time trying to resurrect wedge issues with outside interest money. It goes to show how morally bankrupt the GOP have become to avoid real issues while putting spyware onto DVDs to collect personal information.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talk to Jeff!

Jeff Davis
President, Minnesota Citizens in Defense of Marriage
1730 New Brighton Blvd., PMB233
Minneapolis, MN 55413
phone: 651.633.6773
fax: 501.647.7108
email: jeff@mnmarriage.com
website: www.mnmarriage.com

Truth and Justice said...

Talk to Jeff?! Why? His values are wrong and more than likely based on his inability to handle his own sexuality or to impose his sick values on others (ego?). I don't think talking to me (should I say my kind) will change his lack of common humanness...but by all means 'bring him on"!

You know I've been married since the dawn of civilization...30+ years, and not once has my marriage been threaten, harmed or underminded by same sex marriages.

Truth be told, lots of things can affect a marriage but two of the biggest are economic factors (low paying jobs, lost of job, can't afford transportation or daycare to work) and health related issues (mental health issues...). If Jeff really is serious about 'protecting' the sancity of marriage, then he would work to promote a living wage, affordable healthcare for all, daycares and better community support to all Americans regardless of their marital spouse's sex.

Instead Jeff perfers to further an agenda of hate, infactual and half baked theories, and pander to homophobic emotions. In plain speak...Mr. Jeff Davis is a bigot.