Freedom of speech (blah blah blah)

There was some hoopla last week about a poll (PDF) which indicated unsurprisingly that Americans are more familiar with elements of pop culture than the freedoms explicitly listed at the top of the Bill of Rights. Sad perhaps, but as I said, unsurprising.

Unfortunately, some people support those First Amendment freedoms so vehemently they'll attack anyone who disagrees with them on the interpretation. Case in point: Stop the ACLU's primary site has been taken offline by what is known as a denial of service attack (DOS). They're working on the problem, and have a secondary site up here.

Of course it's highly possible the people who did this aren't citizens at all, which means they probably can't even be prosecuted.

On the other hand, the folks at Stop The ACLU are in good company. Congratulations!