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(Hot Air)   The Federal Government is Trying to Digitize in Order to Save Trees and Money. Of Course the Paper Lobby Has a Problem With This   (hotair.com) divider line 51
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2014-02-19 04:48:55 PM  
*cough cough*
 
2014-02-19 04:49:28 PM  
I'm sure the buggy-whip lobby had a serious problem with those new-fangled automobiles, too.
 
2014-02-19 04:50:37 PM  
Georgia Pacific owned by the Koch bros is big into paper.
 
2014-02-19 04:50:43 PM  
Fark yourself in the hairy great-arse, Hot Air. I've got one name for you: ALEC.
 
2014-02-19 04:53:00 PM  
I see the Capital Letter Lobby is also very influential.
 
2014-02-19 04:56:26 PM  
What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.
 
2014-02-19 04:57:32 PM  
Up there in Canada PM Harper was digitizing science papers/history.
He did not manage to digitize everything before the dumpster and shredder lobbies cleaned up the stuff waiting for digitizing.

/Profit before humanity. Its on the Canadian Million dollar bill.
//Only available to those who donate to PM Harpers reelection campaigns.
 
2014-02-19 04:58:56 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


they are a paper tiger
 
2014-02-19 05:00:26 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


Death by a thousand cuts?
 
2014-02-19 05:00:37 PM  

LockeOak: I see the Capital Letter Lobby is also very influential.


It's all about Capital Letterism.
 
2014-02-19 05:01:59 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


You're being awful 2 dimensional about this.
 
2014-02-19 05:02:24 PM  
Shouldn't the very appropriately named Hot Air be siding with the paper lobby to stick it to the Smelly Hippie tree huggers?
 
2014-02-19 05:02:37 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


You'd be surprised.
 
2014-02-19 05:04:56 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


Pfft.  It's a paper tiger at best.
 
2014-02-19 05:05:50 PM  
We've been saying that for over 10 years. I believe Clinton signed the first executive order.

I can tell you firsthand that not much I'd bring done about it.
 
2014-02-19 05:05:55 PM  
at best
 
2014-02-19 05:07:12 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


static.tumblr.com

Try us, punk.
 
2014-02-19 05:08:45 PM  
I'm sure this sounds like a good idea on paper.
 
2014-02-19 05:10:20 PM  
Ever had a origami horses head show up in your bed?  Its scarier then you think

/especially when they leave a real horses body on your lawn.
 
2014-02-19 05:13:33 PM  

sheep snorter: /Profit before humanity. Its on the Canadian Million dollar bill.


In fairness, it sounds more heroic in Latin.
 
2014-02-19 05:14:02 PM  

Delta1212: I'm sure this sounds like a good idea on paper.


www.allposters.com
 
2014-02-19 05:14:24 PM  
The paper lobby can just look at the example of the cost to keep the Feds using the penny. Using the penny for the paper lobby example because it serves no useful purpose and cost more to make than it is worth and only survives through bribery. It cost Jarden Zinc $140,000 to hire lobbyist Mark Weller to keep the penny in production along with the $48,000,000 in contracts to provide the zinc for the penny. The paper lobby just has to come up with about  .003% of yearly contracts with the Federal government and paper will not only be the preferred way for the government to conduct business, it could for a few extra bucks to the right member of Congress have  paper items be added to federal filing requirements.
 
2014-02-19 05:15:15 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Shouldn't the very appropriately named Hot Air be siding with the paper lobby to stick it to the Smelly Hippie tree huggers?


Or because they've earned their money and largesse by providing goods to the HARD WORKING AMERICAN PEOPLE, and how dare some libby-lib Democrat Party libfart liberal libbypants leftist lib try and tell a corporation how to spend its free speech?

// although they're showing consistency by hating "government paper pushers"...
 
2014-02-19 05:18:06 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.



They cover the rock lobby.
 
2014-02-19 05:20:10 PM  

Cargo: theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They cover the rock lobby.


Yea, but the scissor lobby, what about the scissor lobby?!!?!?
 
2014-02-19 05:20:16 PM  

Cargo: theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They cover the rock lobby.


replygif.net

Something must defeat paper....BUT WHAT?
 
2014-02-19 05:20:23 PM  
So... digitize what, exactly? Because I'm definitely not reading anything from "hot air".

Regardless, lots of information is digitized anyway. An empty mailbox means less spam letters for me.
 
2014-02-19 05:21:02 PM  

theknuckler_33: Cargo: theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They cover the rock lobby.

Yea, but the scissor lobby, what about the scissor lobby?!!?!?


On it:
sabotagetimes.com
 
2014-02-19 05:26:21 PM  
Great pair.  One of them lost a vice presidential campain, the other went bankrupt with a casino.  One never finished a job, the other one makes most of his money by fleecing the bankruptcy courts.  One has crazy eyes, the other has crazy hair.

Match made in derp heaven.
 
2014-02-19 05:29:26 PM  

Dr Dreidel: theknuckler_33: Cargo: theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They cover the rock lobby.

Yea, but the scissor lobby, what about the scissor lobby?!!?!?

On it:
[sabotagetimes.com image 376x490]


giggity
 
2014-02-19 05:31:29 PM  

Cpl.D: Great pair.  One of them lost a vice presidential campain, the other went bankrupt with a casino.  One never finished a job, the other one makes most of his money by fleecing the bankruptcy courts.  One has crazy eyes, the other has crazy hair.

Match made in derp heaven.


Good point.
 
2014-02-19 05:37:16 PM  
Wasn't it the paper lobby that made marijuana illegal in the first place?
 
2014-02-19 05:40:26 PM  

techgeek07: Wasn't it the paper lobby that made marijuana illegal in the first place?


the cotton and racism lobbies split it 50/50
 
2014-02-19 05:44:59 PM  

theknuckler_33: Dr Dreidel: theknuckler_33: Cargo: theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They cover the rock lobby.

Yea, but the scissor lobby, what about the scissor lobby?!!?!?

On it:
[sabotagetimes.com image 376x490]

giggity


Are you telling me you didn't "alley" looking for the "oop" I supplied?

// I'd alley her oop, though she'd be busy ooping it up with other oopers
// if you know what I mean, and I'd be surprised if you do
 
2014-02-19 05:51:34 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Delta1212: I'm sure this sounds like a good idea on paper.


Don't worry - this will all be papered over, as usual.
 
2014-02-19 05:54:11 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
Let's see if anyone gets this reference...
 
2014-02-19 05:55:09 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: Cpl.D: Great pair.  One of them lost a vice presidential campain, the other went bankrupt with a casino.  One never finished a job, the other one makes most of his money by fleecing the bankruptcy courts.  One has crazy eyes, the other has crazy hair.

Match made in derp heaven.

Good point.


Great point, wrong thread.   -1 fark point for Cpl.D.
 
2014-02-19 07:05:33 PM  
The bigger news here is HotAir taking the Obama administration's side against an industry lobbying group.
 
2014-02-19 07:07:49 PM  
Consumers for Paper Options

Oh, Farking Hell.  I hate lobbyists.  Goddamn parasites.
 
2014-02-19 07:11:40 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 200x293]
Let's see if anyone gets this reference...


I'll do you one better - my XJ-7 is sitting in my closet and still works.  The three tapes have long since worn out, but the laser system still responds to the TV screen.

/would love to see the second season written up as a book
//absolutely stoked for Phoenix Rising
 
2014-02-19 07:18:12 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They lose to the scissors lobby every time.
 
2014-02-19 07:33:05 PM  
*cough* hemp *cough* *youdumbmotherfarkers* *cough*

Digitizing costs jobs and can ALWAYS be done by the blood sucking corporations. Right now the country could use a federally funded industrial hemp initiative to grow the paper industry. More laborious than digital? Of course! More waste? You bet, Jobs, though? You f'in better believe it.

Or keep paying workers to build bike lanes down thin, two-lane, 50 mph death traps like you are in my city. This is taking ditch digging too literally.
 
2014-02-19 07:42:40 PM  
This must be the destruction of the dollar alex jones has been talking about for the past five years, time to buy water filters
 
2014-02-19 07:45:30 PM  

PapaChester: Digitizing costs jobs and can ALWAYS be done by the blood sucking corporations. Right now the country could use a federally funded industrial hemp initiative to grow the paper industry. More laborious than digital? Of course! More waste? You bet, Jobs, though? You f'in better believe it.


It's not often that I see someone knowingly suggesting that we throw money away on something that is less productive than digging ditches then filling them up.
 
2014-02-19 07:53:24 PM  

Cargo: theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


They cover the rock lobby.


It wasn't a rock... it was the rock lobby!!

/down down
 
2014-02-19 08:18:36 PM  

Infernalist: I'm sure the buggy-whip lobby had a serious problem with those new-fangled automobiles, too.


I work with someone who hates Obama because her husband's business failed under the Obama administration policies. They owned a printing business - pretty much the modern equivalent of the buggy-whip producers. Of course, the business problems are because of Obama, not because of things shifting to online publications. The fact that lots of people own printers that meet most of their printing needs is also not a factor. It has to be Obama.

To be fair, they would have hated Bush just as much if their business had been shuttered under that administration. It's a lot easier to be angry at someone than to deal with the fact that your life's work is no longer in demand. I had a professor in college who had spent his entire professional life working on a concordance of the works of Mallory. Ten years after I graduated, his work could have been completed in under a month by some high school kids, a printer, and optical character recognition software.
 
2014-02-19 08:32:10 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


The fact we still have dollar bills is testament to either the low costs associated with bribing politicians for non-hot button issues or the enormous power of the paper industry.
 
2014-02-19 09:15:14 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


Ever wonder why pot was made illegal?
 
2014-02-19 11:12:18 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of power can the paper lobby have?  Seriously.


You can't wipe your ass with zeros and ones, just saying.
 
2014-02-20 01:30:35 AM  
There is a trade association for everything and 99% of them are in D.C. or it's suburbs. There's even an association for associations that all the associations belong to. You can pay them a bunch of money and they'll let you take the test to be a "Certified Association Executive." People put it on their business cards, C.A.E., after their names like it's an actual meaningful degree.

And everyone acts like it's some super-specialized skill to work for an association; no association wants to hire someone who doesn't have "association experience." Have experience or expertise in the industry of an association doesn't really matter because you need "association experience" in order to know that you're supposed to act very self-important if you work for an association.
 
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