If you made it this far, you’ve no doubt noticed the click-through you have to do in order to get to my website. If you know me at all in real life, you know that while I’m generally reserved and keep to myself, one thing (out of many) that will get my blood boiling and cause me to shout from rooftops (okay, not literally, since I’m afraid of heights) is censorship, especially that of free speech. Congress, in their infinite wisdom (and because there’s nothing more important going on right now) developed legislation to try and block online piracy. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and this bill is just that. A good intention gone incredibly awry. Kind of like our super-awesome Patriot Act (and yes, I’m being sarcastic), if this legislation goes through, websites can be shut down and assets seized, no questions asked (until after the fact, of course). My blog isn’t exactly on anyone’s radar, but at the same time, the idea that someone could come along and shut down my blog for posting a video I embedded off YouTube scares the hell out of me. And because of that, for today, if you come to visit Tramplingrose, you’ll see a message against SOPA. Since this is a food blog, I try to keep the politics out of it, but sometimes, spreading the word is more important than keeping silent. I’ll be back tomorrow with more lack-of-fruits-and-veggies nonsense!