We’ve written a lot here at Irregular Times, and along with our many words come many images. From time to time someone links directly to an image we’ve put on our servers, having it appear on their blog or home page but still drain our server load. Some people get quite upset about this and call it “bandwidth theft,” but it doesn’t really bother me so much, to tell you the truth. On the other hand, if people are going to nab our images and use our servers to display images, then I guess they need to be prepared for any consequences that might arise from their choice.
Take Rob’s Nothing But the Truth Blog. Rob put one of the images from the Irregular Times server on that blog and accompanied it with this not-much-but-bullshit text:
Barrack Obama says this country no longer a Christian nation!!!!
What is going on with this moron? What does he think this nation is a muslim nation according to him yes? This is a Christian based nation and people like Obama and the left winger can go to another country and talk that trash if they don’t like it….
Blah, blah, blah. When I saw this text next to the image from our servers, my first thought was, “Yawn.” My second thought was, “Geez, I don’t want our image to be helping this guy spread such intolerant falsehoods.” After a pause, I wondered how to counter him. Well, here’s how: by swapping the the original image he nabbed for a replacement, Rob has become a billboard for opposition to H.R. 6304, the Fourth-Amendment trashing legislation.
Thanks, Rob, you freedom-loving patriot, you! We appreciate the free use of your space.