Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

Last week President Bush signed a law authorizing stiff fines and two years in prison for posting “annoying” Web messages or sending “annoying” anonymous e-mail messages. Here’s an article about the new law.

Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republian, slipped the provision into an unrelated bill to fund the Department of Justice.

I cannot express my feelings because they might annoy Sen. Specter.

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