Sad Day

Indiana Is Feeling The Backlash Of The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Hackers Allegedly Attacked Indiana’s Official Website

It didn’t take long for Indiana to feel the aftershocks of passing the RFRA. A Twitter user tweeted responsibility for the cyber attack that shut down the state’s official website. No one is surprised by the attack. The backlash from Governor Pence’s decision to sign the bill has come from businesses and concerned citizens all over the country. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is nothing but a bigoted attempt to block the freedom of gays and lesbians.

A spokesperson for the State’s Office of Technology said the site wasn’t taken over, and it wasn’t hacked. Sam Tabar reported that he called the attack a “denial of service attack.” A denial of service attack happens when the website is overrun by traffic. The servers can’t handle the volume, so it shuts down.

This is not the first attack on a state that decides to hide their bigotry behind the word “religion.” The group that orchestrated the attack on Indiana has down the same thing to 21 other states with similar laws since the middle of March.

The hack is only the beginning for Indiana. Businesses across the state are posting signs in their windows and on their websites that say they will serve all citizens. Convention organizers and event planners are moving their conventions to other states, so the loss of revenue for the state will be substantial. Governor Pence has a tough road ahead of him.

Steelers Fall to Baltimore

A sad day for all of us fans out in here in Pittsburgh, but after giving some time for the wounds to heal, we’re in agreement with Skout and rooting for the Patriots.

Saturday’s NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens features a matchup that has happened on many occasions in the playoffs over the last fifteen years. When January rolls around, Pittsburgh and Baltimore are both teams that are almost always in the mix of things, with each team winning several Super Bowls in recent years.

There was much speculation by sports analysts and writers alike as to who would be the victor in this closely matched AFC wild card game, and the general consensus was that Pittsburgh would take it in a game that came down to the wire. As it turns out, both of those predictions were wrong, as the Baltimore Ravens took care of business and routed the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 30-17. Although the Steelers scored first in the game, posting a single field goal in the first quarter, the Ravens really controlled the temp and the entire rest of the game. The Ravens slowly but surely put points on the board, posting ten points in each of the final three quarters of play. Baltimore appears to be continuing on their path of success that has taken them to the big game plenty of times in recent years.

One thing is for sure, there isn’t a single team in the National Football League that wants to get matched up with the Baltimore Ravens when the playoffs roll around.