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(Washington Examiner)   Want to know just how vile and f'ed up the FCC plans to end Net Neutrality are? Ted "Punch my face. You know you want to" Cruz is being seen as a Hero for wanting to pass legislation that would stop it   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 108
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2014-05-15 12:13:05 PM
This like seeing Darth Vader taking on Dracula.
 
2014-05-15 12:20:12 PM
That's not what he's doing at all. He wants to remove the FCC's regulation authority and put it where? Oh in Congress? Because that's sure to make it more efficient and less farked up.
 
2014-05-15 12:22:41 PM
The GOP is completely ass-backwards on this entire issue.
 
2014-05-15 12:23:19 PM
Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead on modernizing our telecommunications laws

I'm okay with this, Cruz.  Do that, and then leave Congress please.  And take a few of your cohorts with you.
 
2014-05-15 12:35:23 PM
We need Obama to come out in favor of ending Net Neutrality.

It's the only way...
 
2014-05-15 12:47:32 PM
Thanks Fartbongo HUSSEIN
 
2014-05-15 01:18:55 PM
I don't care who does it! Someone farking stop this madness!
 
2014-05-15 01:24:54 PM
ISPs: "Buy our service because you can then stream high-def movies!"

ISPs: "All this movie streaming is killing our business!"
 
2014-05-15 01:46:04 PM
Very few things throughout my life have baffled me as much as the fact that a lot of people actually like this moran.
 
2014-05-15 01:50:48 PM
In a rider at the bottom of the legislation is a requirement to defund Obamacare.  In very small print.
 
2014-05-15 01:51:48 PM
Let's be clear here.

Ted Cruz's proposal is NOT Net Neutrality, and WILL NOT lead to it. His proposal is for the exact opposite: an unregulated internet, enshrining in law a policy where the ISPs are allowed to do whatever the fark they want.
 
2014-05-15 01:52:27 PM
Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead on modernizing our telecommunications laws


It already is that way.....
 
2014-05-15 01:52:51 PM
good, I hope democrats lose votes and donations over this, they deserve it.
 
2014-05-15 01:53:43 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Very few things throughout my life have baffled me as much as the fact that a lot of people actually like this moran.


He just seems like someone you could have an appletini with.
 
2014-05-15 01:53:58 PM
If anyone thinks that anyone in congress on either side of the aisle (with very very few exceptions (go Bernie!)) is in anyway interested in helping the consumer out over the telecoms, they are completely delusional.  Congress is bought and paid for.

You should stop listening to campaign speeches, and vote for whomever gets the least or most unfavorable media coverage, either side of the aisle.  Those are the people that actually want to change things.
 
2014-05-15 01:55:05 PM
ted cruz and the rest of the GOP actually want to make it worse

i hope this helps

namaste
 
2014-05-15 01:57:01 PM

Cyrus the Mediocre: Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead on modernizing our telecommunications laws

I'm okay with this, Cruz.  Do that, and then leave Congress please.  And take a few of your cohorts with you.



But his cohorts are in cahoots!
 
2014-05-15 01:58:17 PM
Ah, I see. He plans to fix the mess the FCC has made by nuking the Internet from orbit.
 
2014-05-15 01:58:31 PM

qorkfiend: Let's be clear here.

Ted Cruz's proposal is NOT Net Neutrality, and WILL NOT lead to it. His proposal is for the exact opposite: an unregulated internet, enshrining in law a policy where the ISPs are allowed to do whatever the fark they want.


free market internet doesn't sound that bad compared to what people have in store at the moment.
 
2014-05-15 01:59:10 PM

Jackson Herring: ted cruz and the rest of the GOP actually want to make it worse

i hope this helps

namaste


 yeah guys, the republicans want to make it worse while the democrats are actually making it worse.
 
2014-05-15 02:01:07 PM

Headso: Jackson Herring: ted cruz and the rest of the GOP actually want to make it worse

i hope this helps

namaste

 yeah guys, the republicans want to make it worse while the democrats are actually making it worse.



Sadly, today's Republicans are rather lazy.
 
2014-05-15 02:01:52 PM

Zontos: qorkfiend: Let's be clear here.

Ted Cruz's proposal is NOT Net Neutrality, and WILL NOT lead to it. His proposal is for the exact opposite: an unregulated internet, enshrining in law a policy where the ISPs are allowed to do whatever the fark they want.

free market internet doesn't sound that bad compared to what people have in store at the moment.


What's in store at the moment is your Netflix price might go up because it has to pay service providers. "Free market internet" means you don't get access to Netflix at all, because your ISP wants you to use their streaming service instead.
 
2014-05-15 02:02:15 PM
I don't give a fark who stops it
 
2014-05-15 02:02:16 PM

Headso: Jackson Herring: ted cruz and the rest of the GOP actually want to make it worse

i hope this helps

namaste

 yeah guys, the republicans want to make it worse while the democrats are actually making it worse.


I've heard that both sides are bad.
 
2014-05-15 02:02:23 PM

Headso: yeah guys, the republicans want to make it worse while the democrats are actually making it worse.


based on your posts today and headlines like this, they have already won the PR war and in fact will be able to do what the fark ever they want to do utterly unopposed

as usual
 
2014-05-15 02:02:54 PM

HawgWild: I don't care who does it! Someone farking stop this madness!


THIS
 
2014-05-15 02:03:04 PM
I'm confused, the proposed FCC rules appear to be right up the GOPs alley?  Did a "campaign donation" check bounce or something?  Even if they see it as a new set of rules/regulations, doesn't it loosen existing rules/regulations regarding "priority" bandwidth?
 
2014-05-15 02:03:14 PM

moothemagiccow: I don't give a fark who stops it


shiat like this right here
 
2014-05-15 02:03:53 PM

davideggy: I'm confused, the proposed FCC rules appear to be right up the GOPs alley?  Did a "campaign donation" check bounce or something?  Even if they see it as a new set of rules/regulations, doesn't it loosen existing rules/regulations regarding "priority" bandwidth?


oddly enough "making liberals look bad" is a higher priority for republicans at the moment than "totally farking up the entire internet"
 
2014-05-15 02:04:40 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I've heard that both sides are bad.


In most cases, on issues like this, they are both bad.  Trying to turn this into a Democrat/Republican issue is asinine, yet people have the "team" mentality so strongly ingrained that it's their only response to a situation like this.

"Government did something bad, it clearly must have been the other team's fault."
 
2014-05-15 02:06:04 PM

davideggy: I'm confused, the proposed FCC rules appear to be right up the GOPs alley?


A Dumbocrat is fer it, so they're agin' it!
 
2014-05-15 02:06:08 PM
it is as if the democrats are passing a law that lets fema break into your house at night with their ninja gun safe cracking teams

the public says "this is dumb, we do not want this"

the gop says "we also do not want this. we want a different law that lets them kill the family instead of just taking their guns"

then posters like the above say "see the gop also doesn't want this, i trust them to make it better"
 
2014-05-15 02:06:45 PM

Jackson Herring: Headso: yeah guys, the republicans want to make it worse while the democrats are actually making it worse.

based on your posts today and headlines like this, they have already won the PR war and in fact will be able to do what the fark ever they want to do utterly unopposed

as usual


That's the downside to voting to censor the internet, it gives the republicans ammunition to use in their PR battles.
 
2014-05-15 02:08:50 PM

Headso: That's the downside to voting to censor the internet, it gives the republicans ammunition to use in their PR battles.


are you blaming the gop for your horrible posting
 
2014-05-15 02:09:04 PM

MattStafford: Trying to turn this into a Democrat/Republican issue is asinine


Well, then, I'm glad I didn't do that
 
2014-05-15 02:09:29 PM

MattStafford: In most cases, on issues like this, they are both bad.  Trying to turn this into a Democrat/Republican issue is asinine, yet people have the "team" mentality so strongly ingrained that it's their only response to a situation like this.


that's how you spur action, this is one occasion where the spinelessness of the democratic party might pay off if enough people shiat on them for this and link them as a party to destroying the internet.
 
2014-05-15 02:10:01 PM
the plan here is literally

1. yell loudly that libs are bad and dumb, causing them to lose support right before crucial midterms

2. pass something exponentially completely unopposed worse because you dumb farks bought into their media narrative yet again
 
2014-05-15 02:10:55 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well, then, I'm glad I didn't do that


I'm not saying you did, but there are many on here that have.  Apologies if it came off like that.
 
2014-05-15 02:11:17 PM

Blues_X: The GOP is completely ass-backwards on this entire issue

almost all issues.
 
2014-05-15 02:13:21 PM

Headso: MattStafford: In most cases, on issues like this, they are both bad.  Trying to turn this into a Democrat/Republican issue is asinine, yet people have the "team" mentality so strongly ingrained that it's their only response to a situation like this.

that's how you spur action, this is one occasion where the spinelessness of the democratic party might pay off if enough people shiat on them for this and link them as a party to destroying the internet.


The downside is that it will spur pro-GOP action, which will ultimately result in a worse outcome.
 
2014-05-15 02:16:21 PM

davideggy: I'm confused, the proposed FCC rules appear to be right up the GOPs alley?  Did a "campaign donation" check bounce or something?  Even if they see it as a new set of rules/regulations, doesn't it loosen existing rules/regulations regarding "priority" bandwidth?


It's not enough for the GOP who want to scrap everything and give ISPs total control.
 
2014-05-15 02:18:28 PM

Zontos: qorkfiend: Let's be clear here.

Ted Cruz's proposal is NOT Net Neutrality, and WILL NOT lead to it. His proposal is for the exact opposite: an unregulated internet, enshrining in law a policy where the ISPs are allowed to do whatever the fark they want.

free market internet doesn't sound that bad compared to what people have in store at the moment.


Know how I know you don't know what the fark you're talking about?
 
2014-05-15 02:19:11 PM
How is he being seen as heroic? Has he stopped favoring a position that's even worse for net neutrality than what the Dems are doing?
 
2014-05-15 02:19:40 PM

Jackson Herring: the plan here is literally

1. yell loudly that libs are bad and dumb, causing them to lose support right before crucial midterms

2. pass something exponentially completely unopposed worse because you dumb farks bought into their media narrative yet again


yep, democrats are the victims in all of this, they should be able to censor the internet without repercussions to their public image.
 
2014-05-15 02:20:54 PM
qorkfiend: Let's be clear here.

Ted Cruz's proposal is NOT Net Neutrality, and WILL NOT lead to it. His proposal is for the exact opposite: an unregulated internet, enshrining in law a policy where the ISPs are allowed to do whatever the fark they want.
 
2014-05-15 02:20:57 PM
hystar.files.wordpress.com
Ted Cruz
 
2014-05-15 02:21:15 PM

Zontos: qorkfiend: Let's be clear here.

Ted Cruz's proposal is NOT Net Neutrality, and WILL NOT lead to it. His proposal is for the exact opposite: an unregulated internet, enshrining in law a policy where the ISPs are allowed to do whatever the fark they want.

free market internet doesn't sound that bad compared to what people have in store at the moment.


What people have in store at the moment is EXACTLY what a free market would lead to.
 
2014-05-15 02:24:22 PM

Headso: Jackson Herring: the plan here is literally

1. yell loudly that libs are bad and dumb, causing them to lose support right before crucial midterms

2. pass something exponentially completely unopposed worse because you dumb farks bought into their media narrative yet again

yep, democrats are the victims in all of this, they should be able to censor the internet without repercussions to their public image.


Oh my god twice in one day...img.fark.net
 
2014-05-15 02:26:58 PM

davideggy: I'm confused, the proposed FCC rules appear to be right up the GOPs alley?  Did a "campaign donation" check bounce or something?  Even if they see it as a new set of rules/regulations, doesn't it loosen existing rules/regulations regarding "priority" bandwidth?


Yes. The distinguished Senator from Canada is trying to muddying the waters of the debate while also making it illegal for the FCC to ever enforce Net Neutrality should they ever pull their heads out of their asses.
 
2014-05-15 02:28:04 PM

Headso: that's how you spur action, this is one occasion where the spinelessness of the democratic party might pay off if enough people shiat on them for this and link them as a party to destroying the internet.


I'm not so sure there will be public outrage.

Comcast, et al, are actually going to lower their prices initially when this system comes out, and they will lower the prices for the big players.  Current price is 60, Comcast puts out two options.  Option one has Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix for $45, option two has the entire internet for $75.  The hardcore internet user will be pissed, and will be vocal about it (at least on the internet).  The average person in America?  They're singing  the praises of the FCC for lowering their bills.  There is no public outrage about it,  because the public is happy.  Congress is reelected,  etc.  Eventually the system is accepted, and then the price increases start happening, but by then the giants already have a stranglehold on internet because the vast majority of people took the cheap plan.

In my opinion, the end goal isn't money, it's control over what sites (and what information) is accessible on the internet.  Comcast already prints money, the powers that be what to control what people see.
 
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