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FCC votes today to regulate the internet

Why does the government insist on screwing up things that aren’t broken?

There was nothing wrong with DADT. Does any employer ask about the sex life of any prospective employee? No one has ever asked me if I’m a heterosexual during a job interview. They can’t ask that question.

So now it appears that we are going to see the internet regulated by the government. The goal is to stifle conservative thought and speech but they are saying it’s to make it more fair to the consumer. Where in the Constitution does it say it’s the government’s job to make things “fair” in the markets or for the people?

The FCC says that big corporations like Verizon and ComCast aren’t being fair to it’s customers by slowing connections or not allowing connections to certain sites. If that’s the case then the customer has the option to change providers. And when enough customers drop the company, the failing company will either make changes to appeal to the population or they will fail entirely. That’s how the free market works. It’s called competition.

But the government can’t stand something that works well and is unregulated. Regulation means, in the end, more money for the government, as well as control over the content or production.

The FCC wants to make the internet available to everyone in this nation. Where is it not available? There is nothing that is holding anyone back from access. It’s free in every library in this nation and available in almost every school. It’s cheap in most markets. Is it the goal of the FCC to soon provide every household in this nation with a computer?

The FCC is violating a court order and the Congress by this action. Where does the FCC stop with this? Once one regulation is put in motion, nothing stops it from further regulations.  We all know that government has never stopped at one goal line. They keep moving the goal and keep regulating further. The real goal is to quash conservative thought and speech.

The day will come when I will have to pay for this blog or end it. That’s one of the FCC’s goals – another way to make money for the government and another way to stifle conservative speech. That means that conservative bloggers like me, will not be allowed this free speech forum. It’s already being done in Pennsylvania where a person has to pay $300 for a license to blog.

A license to blog – think about that. We will need permission by the government to exercise our free speech right. There will be countless sites that you will not be able to read or post your opinion to because there will be countless blogs that will no longer exist. It stifles the free speech of readers, as well.

This is going to be a boondoggle for lawyers. Litigation will rule the day and the free market and free speech will be in the dumper.

We have not even touched the surface of what this will do to small providers like Lariat in Wyoming which provides service to rural areas. They are looking at their demise at the hands of this behemoth regulatory agency.

The FCC is making an end run around the Courts, Congress and the Constitution. This is the only way the Obama Regime can erase the first amendment from the Constitution and that is what they want.


More common sense attacked by TheOnes Marxist left

Sarah Palin is so well loved because she speaks like the rest of us. She thinks like we think and she’s not afraid to say the things that we need to hear and want to say but can’t. No one listens to us but she has the voice and the stage to do it for us.

So does and did Alan Simpson. He was my Congressman when I lived in Wyoming and the only thing he ever did that I opposed was the bill that makes us all have to prove that we are American citizens before we can be hired anywhere. That is the most annoying crap that I’ve ever had to do when I apply for a job or even a drivers license.

But aside from that, Simpson is a real person. He doesn’t mince words or sugar coat his remarks. He calls it the way he sees it and because of that he’s now under attack from theOne’s base and calls for his removal are being heard from MoveOn and other Soros funded front groups. His comments are spot on! He’s right about Social Security and the American people’s reliance on it. Like Sharron Angle, I agree that it should be phased out. But the left doesn’t want to hear that. It goes against their plan of making us all dependent on the government for everything.  Alan is going against their plan by speaking the truth about it.

I’m still trying to figure out how cow utters are offensive to Older Women… or even where this Older Women’s League came from…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — An advocacy group is calling for the ouster of former Sen. Alan Simpson, the co-chairman of President Obama’s bipartisan debt commission, who described Social Security as a “milk cow with 310 million tits!” in an email.

Ashley Carson, executive director of the Older Women’s League, wrote in a blog post in April that Simpson is targeting Social Security to fix the deficit even though it “doesn’t contribute” to the country’s debt problem. She also accused Simpson of “disgusting ageism and sexism” in characterizing those who oppose cuts to benefits as “Gray Panthers” and “Pink Panthers.”

In his email to Carson, which was sent Monday night, Simpson said he is defending Social Security, not trying to undermine it, and referred her to information showing the program’s long-range shortfalls.

He went on: “I’ve made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree. You know ’em too. It’s the same with any system in America. We’ve reached a point now where it’s like a milk cow with 310 million tits! Call when you get honest work!”

On Wednesday afternoon, Simpson released a letter to Carson apologizing. “I can see that my remarks have caused you anguish, and that was not my intention,” he wrote.

Simpson, a former Republican senator from Wyoming, is well known for his salty language and down-home analogies when debating policy. His remarks have made him a target for critics of Social Security reform, who have called for his resignation before.

Reforming Social Security has always been a political lightning rod, and none more so than this mid-term election year. Simpson’s remarks could further inflame an already divisive debate and complicate the task of the bipartisan commission, which is attempting to broker solutions that both sides of the aisle can support.

A coalition of groups including MoveOn.org, Social Security Works and others have pledged to “fight any effort” by the commission to cut benefits or raise the retirement age.

Such groups say that Social Security hasn’t contributed to the country’s fiscal woes since $2.5 trillion of surplus revenue was paid into the system over the years and borrowed by Uncle Sam.

Carson of OWL wrote that cutting defense spending should be the commission’s first line of attack, and the Bush tax cuts second, when finding solutions to U.S. debt problems.

Nonpartisan deficit experts say the debt trajectory for the country is so worrisome that nothing in the federal budget can be off the table. That includes Social Security, which will only be able to pay out roughly three-quarters of promised benefits to future retirees by 2037.

OWL sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday calling for Simpson to be removed from the commission.

“We have given the former senator several chances at redemption, but his email today … illustrates his clear disrespect for Social Security, women and the American people, highlighted by his degrading, sexist, ageist and profane language,” OWL wrote.

In his apology on Wednesday, Simpson said that he “did not intend to diminish” Carson’s work. “I know you care deeply about strengthening Social Security, and so do I, just as deeply.”

He also extended an invitation to Carson to meet in person to discuss her concerns the next time he was in Washington.

In response, Carson said in a statement that she appreciated Simpson’s apology. But she noted that OWL’s position remains unchanged in calling for Simpson to step down.

“Mr. Simpson has demonstrated a consistent, decades-long, pattern of making statements that are offensive to seniors, to women and that are just plain unacceptable in 2010.”


Where you are two degrees of seperation (or less) from your Governor

from G.Tracy Mehan III/The American Spectator

I often recall my father describing Wyoming as the state where men are men and women are governors. It was the first state to elect a woman to that top executive job. Not for nothing is it called the Equality State. The sense of community and egalitarianism is palpable and far removed from the stratified and divided society of Washington, D.C. and its suburbs.

My hometown in Wyoming looks nothing like Cody, Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons