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(The Raw Story)   The GOP declares war on "net neutrality"   (rawstory.com) divider line 720
    More: Obvious, net neutrality, Republicans, declares war, Jim DeMint, Federal Communications Commission, high-speed internet, intervention, Kay Bailey Hutchison  
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2009-09-22 03:29:34 PM
PacManDreaming: It's called the Farkives. You'll find about six years worth of Democrats opposing and bashing Bush just because he was Bush.

If you can, please list five Bush/Cheney policies that were worth defending. Thx.
 
2009-09-22 03:30:32 PM
Diogenes
A veritable rogues gallery of suck. Very disappointed in Hutchison. She at least has a brain. If only she used it for good instead of evil.


Give her a break, she's in for a brutal fight against Perry in the GOP gubernatorial primary. She's got a lot of crazy to court if she's gonna' catch up with his secession talk.

3Horn
 
2009-09-22 03:34:33 PM
Flab: PacManDreaming: the Liberals on Fark

All of them? Some of them? One of them?

From when to when?

I'm sure even NMPH has agreed with Bush at least once in the 8 years he was in office.


Without doing 6 years of research I'm pretty sure a lot of "libs" had positive things to say about Bush's policies on helping Africa.

But to be fair, a lot of current "conservatives" have also agreed that they like watermelon... so it's even.
 
2009-09-22 03:35:40 PM
MasterThief: crap, I actually agree with you about something.

I shall consider this a conversion. That's 1, biatches!
 
2009-09-22 03:39:26 PM
Sleeping Monkey: Diogenes: Very disappointed in Hutchison. She at least has a brain. If only she used it for good instead of evil.

Isn't she the one who hid Dick Cheney from the police until he sobered up?


I don't believe so, but I really don't recall. I seem to remember it was someone lower on the totem pole.

She was allegedly on McCain's short list of GOP women for VP consideration. I wonder if Kay even talks to him anymore given the Palin debacle. Imagine how different the campaign would have been.
 
2009-09-22 03:41:59 PM
Anybody surprised like this, raise your hand.

Now smack yourself upside the head with it.
 
2009-09-22 03:52:14 PM
New face of the Republican Party:

avatar.movetoiceland.com

\What makes a good man go neutral?
\\Lust for gold?
\\\Power?
\\\\Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?
 
2009-09-22 04:01:43 PM
ne2d: Blues_X: ne2d: Democrats usually favor government control over individuals.

So, how exactly does that apply to a case where they are fighting for individuals?

Beats me--I was just trying to bring neutrality to the thread.


That's your idea of bringing neutrality?

Do you also write for Politico?
 
2009-09-22 04:06:38 PM
FlashHarry: republicans usually favor corporations over individuals.

What's terribly sad is that the Republican party used to be at the forefront of individual rights. Teddy Roosevelt waged a crusade against monopolies which really was a huge undertaking in American history. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
 
2009-09-22 04:12:35 PM
I love it when Republicans do shiat like this. Relatively few people over 50 are going to care, or if they do, they're just as likely to applaud these corporatist jerks for "standing up to the Dems". Almost everybody under 50, however, is going to be appalled, and rightly so. Way to commit generational suicide, boys.
 
2009-09-22 04:16:46 PM
Procedural Texture: FTFA:
"I am deeply concerned by the direction the FCC appears to be heading," Sen. Hutchison (R-Texas) said in a statement. [...] "We must tread lightly when it comes to new regulations."

Wow, that's some serious doublethink.
Telling ISPs they can't throttle and censor is regulation?
Next up: GOP favors withdrawing the 1st Amendment because "free speech should be deregulated, we don't need none of this constitutional redtape, dagnabbit!"

/my face is being serious worn down by all this palm erosion


If it's keeping our folks from making money, it's regulation. If it keeps the wrong people from making money, then it's sensible restraint.
 
2009-09-22 04:18:30 PM
Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.
 
2009-09-22 04:22:25 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


All packet are created equal... racist.
 
2009-09-22 04:22:34 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


Yeah, I don't think these Farkers know what this bill would mean. Just because it says "net neutrality" doesn't mean its good.

READ THE BILL!!! Do you want gov't controlling internet speeds and shiat?
 
2009-09-22 04:22:54 PM
Uh, yah, because its to terrible for network providers to choose how to prioritize traffic on their own infrastructure. Durrr

/not really trolling, just being sarcastic.
 
2009-09-22 04:23:23 PM
I Said: I will likely never vote GOP again. I can't imagine a party more hellbent on ruining everything they touch.

I'll vote for parties aside from Dem, but never GOP.


I'll never vote along any party lines. I think I'm leaning towards voting the incumbent out, in all cases.
 
2009-09-22 04:23:26 PM
Of course they have. The new Evil Empire wouldn't have it any other way.
 
2009-09-22 04:23:53 PM
So...6 Republicans draft something up, and this is the GOP declaring war?
 
2009-09-22 04:23:55 PM
DamnYankees: flibbertigibbet.

You don't mind if I steal that for future use, do you?
 
2009-09-22 04:24:06 PM
I wonder how large the campaign donation from Comcast, Verizon and AT&T was to get this sort of F... You to the public introduced?
 
2009-09-22 04:24:19 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


wat
 
2009-09-22 04:24:27 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


Explain to us how net neutrality has anything to do with the fairness doctrine.

Go ahead. Dazzle us with your brilliance.
 
2009-09-22 04:24:36 PM
ne2d: Democrats usually favor government public control over individuals corporate.
 
2009-09-22 04:24:41 PM
Came to post Zap, leaving ambivalent.
 
2009-09-22 04:24:58 PM
TsukasaK: DamnYankees: flibbertigibbet.

You don't mind if I steal that for future use, do you?


It's not stealing - that's a word. I didn't make it up.
 
2009-09-22 04:25:02 PM
Nightjars: Uh, yah, because its to terrible for network providers to choose how to prioritize traffic on their own federally-subsidized infrastructure. Durrr
 
2009-09-22 04:25:12 PM
Do they even know what the hell they're proposing?
 
2009-09-22 04:25:43 PM
-Isn't 'Stifling Innovation' the automatic response to anything the gov't does regarding corporations? Has it ever actually happened? It's amazing how people can be persuaded to vote against their own best interests by wrapping a flag around it, sticking a cross in it, or claiming that Ayn Rand personally shat it out...
 
2009-09-22 04:25:49 PM
well, there's six senators upon whom i wish simultaneous throat and ass cancer.
 
2009-09-22 04:26:02 PM
Giant monolithic corporations good. Giant monolithic government bad.
 
2009-09-22 04:26:19 PM
Drakin020: So...6 Republicans draft something up, and this is the GOP declaring war?

that's all the senators they have left.

//exaggerating.. a little.
 
2009-09-22 04:26:45 PM
i37.tinypic.com

This is a picture of Ric Romero.
 
2009-09-22 04:26:48 PM
Wow.

From Germany to the GOP:

DIAF

If one cannot be provided for you, I'm sure we can whip something up
 
2009-09-22 04:26:51 PM
MasterThief: /The internet has been de facto neutral since its creation. It works fine the way it is. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

According to Republicans, anything that prevents corporations from squeezing a few more dollars out of the public's pocket, or threatens to expose people to ideas counter to their own is broke.
 
2009-09-22 04:27:11 PM
Your Faith is Creepy: I love it when Republicans do shiat like this. Relatively few people over 50 are going to care, or if they do, they're just as likely to applaud these corporatist jerks for "standing up to the Dems". Almost everybody under 50, however, is going to be appalled, and rightly so. Way to commit generational suicide, boys.

You know, I'm not so opposed to death panels for old people at the moment.
 
2009-09-22 04:27:14 PM
Weaver95: hubiestubert: A bit less on my part, but it's frustrating to see your own party just toss everything that it's supposed to stand for away for campaign contributions.

I wish I could find a way to force every Republican voter to understand that the Republican 'leadership' does not have their best interests in mind. That they're being lied to, and that they've been betrayed.


The Republican Party is little more than a conspiracy by which the wealthy use religion to convince the ignorant to vote for economic policies that are against their own interests.

Which is sad, 'cos I'm not very keen on my southern neighbours having a Democrat gov't either. You guys have a worse set of choices than we do up North.
 
2009-09-22 04:27:16 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


Net Neutrality has about as much to do with the Fairness Doctrine as nail clippers have to do with magenta...

lh4.ggpht.com

Maybe you should sit this one out sport, and let the adults talk for a bit.
 
2009-09-22 04:27:38 PM
Democrats still haven't learned that the internets isn't just a truck that you can dump stuff on???? Come on...everyone knows it's a series of tubes. These tubes need regulating in these times, otherwise they will become clogged.
 
2009-09-22 04:27:41 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


I thought the Republicans were pushing the fairness doctrine as a way to scare their base, while hoping that their supporters will never notice that the only people talking about bringing back the fairness doctrine are Republicans.
 
2009-09-22 04:28:07 PM
FTA:
Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced the amendment to an appropriations bill
the co-sponsors are Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).


Vote them out.
That goes for any elected official that has their head in their ass.
 
2009-09-22 04:28:16 PM
Fark 'em in the ass and wipe your dick on the curtains.
 
2009-09-22 04:28:28 PM
Thunderpipes: Nothing like Democrats pushing the "Fairness Doctrine" huh?

Morons.


What's your problem with content? The Fairness Doctrine forces broadcast providers to at least wink at the notion of being content-neutral. Net Neutrality mandates that Internet service providers be content neutral. You're opposed to these things because you're afraid of what might get said over the airwaves, were the Fairness Doctrine law, and you're afraid of - what, exactly? - if corporations don't have the power to monitor and throttle on-line content?

You've got a bit of a brownshirt complex there, buddy.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2009-09-22 04:28:29 PM
Can we start hanging Senators?
 
2009-09-22 04:28:47 PM
So where are all of the farkers who are psycho-republicans defending this?
 
2009-09-22 04:29:04 PM
i37.tinypic.com

The popcorn you are eating has been peed on.
 
2009-09-22 04:29:15 PM
jbuist: Bandwidth is improving. We're a little lacking in the area of the last mile compared to plenty of other countries but we are freaking light years from where we were 15 years ago.

There are still HUGE issues with backhauls, intra ISP operations, etc...

While I would love to hook every single person in the country up to some form of broadband, fact of the matter is that the basic infrastructure does not support it.
 
2009-09-22 04:29:42 PM
The FCC came out backing Net Neutrality today... check it out (new window).

Apparently the GOP wasn't satisfied with the list of reasons I have not to vote for any of them... they just HAD to add another to the list. Well good for them! They suck, but they suck consistently. Maybe they could work that into a new slogan. "Republicans... the suck you can count on." haha
 
2009-09-22 04:29:47 PM
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2009-09-22 04:29:48 PM
Ashelth: So where are all of the farkers who are psycho-republicans defending this?

Feverishly downloading porn while they still have connections?
 
2009-09-22 04:30:00 PM
Republicans have generally gone with individual rights, as opposed to government programs. The several-times-repeated "Republicans favor corporations over individuals" is no more true for Republicans than Democrats. Corporations can afford bigger bribes, so they get better treatment in a corrupt system.

I have to vote with the Democrats on this one, though. It should be a no-brainer. (Which is perfect for Congress.)
 
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