Avast Ye! Pirate Party Coming to Utah

In the strangest political news so far this week, the Pirate Party of the United States has decided to try and get on the ballot in Utah, a state with relatively simple ballot access requirements and a penchant for voting third party more often than anyone else. No, they're not promoting pillaging, plundering or making a fashion statement with eyepatches, but they are trying to bring greater awareness to the dismal state of intellectual property and copyright laws.

My commentary? You guys picked the wrong state. Orrin Hatch is probably the most hated Senator in IT and our legislature regularly makes Utah a laughingstock in the Slashdot crowd. You'd do better to go to Minnesota. They at least managed to elect a third-party governor and have a sizable tech worker population.

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3 Responses

  1. JM Bell says:

    I thought this was going to be about something TOTALLY different, if you know what I mean.

    However … interesting …

  2. Andrea says:

    You mean Mark Towner’s own political party?

  3. BethAnn says:

    Stick to the code!!!

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