Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
« I Believe That I've Heard This Story Before | Main | Top Headline Comments 02-18-09 »
February 18, 2009

Overnight Open Thread. Be Afraid…be Very Afraid , but Mostly Afraid (genghis)

Also: In the Blogosphere, no one can hear you scream. Unless you use all caps with lots of exclamation points. And colorful fonts.

A couple of items that really need their own posts, or tacked onto other posts, and expanded upon. And probably will be.

1. “Democrats Sneak Net Neutrality Act into Stimulus Bill.” This is from an article at that right-wing bastion CNET.

”The House Democrats $825 billion legislation released on Thursday was supposedly intended to “stimulate” the economy. Backers claimed that speedy approval was vital because the nation is in “a crisis not seen since the Great Depression” and “the economy is shutting down.”

“That’s the rhetoric. But in reality, Democrats are using the 258-page legislation to sneak Net neutrality rules in through the back door.”


I've read some about it in the past, and may have even posted something on it, along with others. But I haven't heard anything about it in a long time. It kinda' slid off the radar screen for a while. A lot of people have labeled this the intertubes version of the "Fairness Doctrine" though somewhat more subtle and sinister. I honestly don't know. The CNET article includes links to the 258 page stimulus bill along with this:

"The catch is that the federal largesse comes with Net neutrality strings attached. The Commerce Department must ensure that the recipients "adhere to" the Federal Communications Commission's 2005 broadband policy statement (PDF)--which the FCC said at the time was advisory and "not enforceable," and has become the subject of a lawsuit before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C."
According to critics, while language in the FCC policy statement is about limiting (or filtering) porn, the way it's written could easily be expanded to limit or regulate opinion and gives the FCC fairly broad powers to do so. And as we all know, the FCC board consists of political appointees and the balance shifts whenever a new administration takes over that's of a different political party than the previous one.

Hat tip to the mysterious “d.” (tried to send you a thank-you, but Gmail can suck a golf ball through a garden hose)

2. “SEC Raids Offices of Financier With Extremely Close Ties to the Democratic Party, Alleging Massive Fraud.” DrewM. Posted about this earlier here.

The AP story linked at Breitbart conveniently left out the political ties Mr. Stanford had, though some of the commenters picked it up. So I fixed the headline for ‘em. CBSNews ran stories on both the morning show and the Perky One’s evening broadcast (is it sexist to say broadcast? I certainly hope so.) that put Mr. Stanford’s relations with a non-elephant-mascot party front and center. AP’s written story focused on his deep ties to Texas (a land similar to Mordor), Baylor University (right-wing fascist university) and his sponsorship of golf tourneys (and we all know what kind of people play golf don’t we? Well, Tiger excepted and all)

So go watch the vid before CBS News gives it concrete shoes (I made a rhyme!) here.

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to xgenghisx@gmail.com. Otherwise send tips to Ace.


digg this
posted by xgenghisx at 02:20 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 months! [/i] [/b] [/s]: ":sigh: Why did you have to remind me that I nee ..."

Kreplach: "Most rifles and hand guns are single action meanin ..."

Jean: "45 Watching a leftist trying to talk about weapons ..."

Benny White: "Now, that giant solar flare that can be directly a ..."

Adriane the Technology Critic ...: "Happy-ish Sunday Morning, all ... ..."

The Great White Snark: "Something is wrong with Bill Maher. First he notic ..."

JTB: "It saves so much time to assume the news people wi ..."

Seamus M: "I'm interested in that discussion...all my blood t ..."

AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at home: "Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a mali ..."

Y-not: "I'm going to put up the gardening thread now, but ..."

Billy Barty: "I've used small arms safely all of my life. ..."

HR at work hopped up on sizzurp: "[i]You think you may be dehydrated after being ill ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64