Obama at play along our southern border
Silicon Valley now trumpets government censorship and regulation. Once you get big, you want protection against upstart competitors, and government is big business’s best friend for that.
In 2012, for example, the browser company Mozilla warned that the Internet “is just too fundamental to our lives to leave it to governments to decide its fate.” Now, Mozilla—along with other fair-weather friends of the open Internet such as Facebook, Netflix and advocacy groups such as Public Knowledge—is busily lobbying Washington under the “net neutrality” banner to regulate Internet companies under telecommunications laws designed in the 1930s for the AT&T monopoly. They want the Internet to become a utility, with regulators setting prices and rules. Silicon Valley’s embrace of regulation at home undermines its case against the ITU.
Robert McDowell, who served on the Federal Communications Communication for several years, made this point in Senate testimony last month: “Expansion of the government’s reach into the operations of the Internet is only providing cover and encouragement to foreign governments, as well as multilateral and intergovernmental institutions, that want to have, as Vladimir Putin said, ‘international control of the Internet.’ ”
Thought liberals were concerned about violence against women? Not if it happens to a woman who deserves it.
Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Carol Costello hyped newly released audio of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol tearfully recounting her being physically assaulted during a fight the family was involved in last month by saying it was “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” She grinned during the entire setup.
The anchor went on to say “sit back and enjoy,” before playing the audio, in which Bristol says she confronted a man who had allegedly pushed her little sister, only to have him shove her to the ground, then drag her by her feet while calling her an obscene name I cannot republish here that refers to the female anatomy.
MSNBC writer Joseph Neese described the scene in such a way that teemed with glee and downplayed the assault.
“A lady with gray hair apparently wanted to punch Willow. Bristol was in the limo. A guy dragged Bristol across the grass. They took her $300 sunglasses and shoes. And she was left there,” Neese wrote, before referring to the “expletive-laden audio.”
And he made sure to point out that Bristol was a “former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant.” The only quotes included from Bristol’s audio was her saying she would defend her little sister. While describing the video, Neese allotted just one sentence to the attack on Bristol.
Radar Online, an entertainment news website, used the headline: “‘Drunk’ Bristol Palin sobs to cops […]”
E! ran with “See bloody photos from Bristol Palin’s drunken fight in Alaska.”
Hey! Come see this woman whose mom we don’t like injured after getting assaulted by a man and dragged! Hilarious.
These are the people who feel free to call Clarence Thomas a “house nigger” and Condoliza Rice “Bush’s slave girl” – hey, we’re liberals – we can’t be racist misogynists!
William Jefferson Clinton: “Don’t let your dislike of Obama keep you from voting.”
Remember when people believed in Obama, and politicians would admit they voted for him?
170 Old Mill Road, 13,000 sq. ft. of builder excess that sold new in 2006 for $8.850 million, has cut its price again and can now be yours for just $6.7. Owner tried, without success, for $7.8 million in 2012.
Elder commune? Nursing home?Surely there must be some use for these buildings.
Jordan Saper never saw a space he couldn’t make too large for human scale.
Stephanie Paulmeno,who was forced to withdraw as First Selectman candidate last year after being outed for claiming that “there’s date- rape and then there’s rapey-rapey rape” wants her fellow Dems to look into how Marc “Gimme’ a Blowjob” Abrams passed the scrutiny of the Democratic’s nomination panel.
In a motion presented at the Democratic Town Committee’s meeting Wednesday evening, Stephanie Paulmeno requested the formation of a task force comprised of DTC members to research conditions of Abrams’ nomination and recommend changes to the party’s vetting process. However, the proposal was tabled until the DTC’s November meeting without debate.
Hint: it wasn’t his talent.
After recounting the Biden scion’s scummy career of influence peddling and living off his daddy’s political connections (and with Dad helping, every step of the way), the article concludes,
Meanwhile, Just Like You Joe was whipping up class envy in South Carolina last week. “Corporate profits have soared,” he railed, thanks to “these guys running hedge funds in New York,” who are to blame for “income inequality.” You know, like his son and brother and their Beltway back-scratching patrons.