Kiss Internet Choice Goodbye

November 22, 2017 By: El Jefe

Former Verizon attorney, Ajit Pai, who is now chairman of the FCC, is rolling out plans to repeal the Obama era rule that treated internet service providers as common carriers (like cable and network television companies) under Title II of the Communications Act.  What does that mean?  That means that Comcast and other internet service providers can decide what websites you can see and what apps you can use.  They can also throttle the speed of your internet according to how much you pay.  No longer would telecommunications companies be required to provide everyone with equal access to the internet.  Even worse, Pai is also pushing rules that prevent the states from protecting consumers from predatory practices of huge internet service providers.  In announcing his plan he talked how repeal of net neutrality would free the industry from crushing rules that require them to treat you fairly.

Pai, who was appointed as an FCC commissioner after Mitch McConnell recommended him in 2012, was elevated to chairman by Donald Trump in January of this year.  He has since waged war on net neutrality ignoring the the cacophony of opposition from the public.  This is what you get when you put an industry lobbyist in charge of regulating the industry you represent.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Logic

November 21, 2017 By: El Jefe

In answer to questions about Trump condemning Al Franken over the “Trumped up” groping charge vs her own boss’s legion of charges, she said, “Specifically, Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the President hasn’t.  That’s a very clear distinction.”

Let’s put that logic in context with 2 other well known names:

“Specifically, Ted Bundy has admitted wrongdoing and Charles Manson hasn’t. That’s a very clear distinction.”

See how stupid that sounds?

Very Cool Toy

November 21, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

ProPublica is very cool.  It’s is a non-profit newsroom for investigative journalism.  It doesn’t do daily news – it allows its reporters to go deeply into a subject.

They have come up with a new tool to find out your congressmen and senator’s priorities.  Using just your zip code, you can find out where your member of congress stands and what’s important to him, not just with his voting, but also his newsletters, emails, and relationships with other members of congress.

Here’s the technical information.

And here’s the tool.

As they say, the more you know.

Thanks to S Gray for the heads up.

Oh So … Not Gay

November 21, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

It’s time for that annual ritual that brings joy to all who partake.  The Starbucks Holiday cup.

This year, it’s obviously promoting lesbianism. Just take a look for yourself.

See the two hands? The Steeple People say that’s two women holding hands.  I do not know how they arrived at that conclusion but they did and they are mighty proud of it.

They believe that people of lesser intellect, like you and me, would ever see this but be heavily influenced to go out on the town and decide to be a lesbian.  I will admit that all the news about men behaving badly, I know for a fact that if lesbianism were a choice, I’d be one.

Thanks, Starbucks, for reminding me.

 

Told Ya So

November 21, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

 

Thanks to Bud and Kelly for the heads up.

Fox News Host

November 20, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Jeanine Pirro must have been running from a Mueller subpoena.

ALBANY — Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro is heading to court herself after being ticketed for excessive speeding Sunday in upstate New York.

State Police say Pirro was clocked driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone when she was stopped by a trooper at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols in Tioga County.

Honestly, I didn’t know that brooms could go that fast.

Pirro says she had driven several hours to see her 89 year old ailing mother and “did not realize how fast,” she was going.

I dunno, maybe this on her windshield would have been a hint.

 

Slow down. girl, speed kills.

She says she will take whatever punishment is due her.  Like she has a choice in the matter.