Tech at Night: Your periodic reminder that the FCC is out of control
It’s been a while since I just said it: The Obama FCC is recklessly grabbing power, out of any statutory or Constitutional controls. It does what it wants, when it wants, with the goal of taking as much power as it can, in order to establish greater state control of the digital economy.
Under FCC, we’re not under the rule of law, we’re under the rule of man.
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Obama Peddles Impeachment Conspiracy Theories To Raise Money
The definition of a conspiracy theory is that it requires belief in a secret agreement among other people in the absence of of any evidence of such an agreement. President Obama and the Democratic Party are presently peddling a conspiracy theory that Republicans have a secret plan to impeach him from office. Their reason for selling this theory is nakedly self-interested: to raise money from | Read More »
The Dim Bulb
Matthew Yglesias is the Editor of Vox.com, the site that runs pro-Palestinian and Hamas propaganda and other liberal drivel subsidized by General Electric. I do hope the Israelis pay attention to the screeds General Electric subsidizes over there. Vox has even basically accused Israel of blood libel. In any event, as I’ve noted before, my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not | Read More »
Venezuela demonstrates the nadir of American power
It should have been a pretty straightforward case. Retired Venezeulan general Hugo Carvajal, who was a close confidant of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and head of Venezuela’s intelligence service, was indicted in Miami on federal charges of drug trafficking. Via the Wall Street Journal: In the Miami indictment unsealed Thursday, Mr. Carvajal is accused of taking bribes from late Colombian kingpin Wilber Varela, | Read More »
Hollywood Cannot Save Their ‘Abortion Barbie’
Poor ol’ Wendy Davis. She wore her pink sneakers and filibustered pro-life legislation. The media made her a national hero for kid killers. And they she had to do something besides look pretty and filibuster. It all started falling apart. Turns out she claimed in court she had mental health issues related to press stories. Then her campaign started attacking paraplegics. Then there was the | Read More »
Obama Condemns Israel for Shelling a U.N. School; Shrinks from Criticizing Hamas
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering | Read More »
Lois Lerner cursed out conservatives using her IRS email account.
Let’s say that I had some oversight authority over liberal groups or individuals. Or that I could do things to make life more difficult for those groups. And let’s say that I wrote the right-wing equivalent of what Lois Lerner wrote about conservatives (according to her, we’re apparently a*sholes, crazies, and teRrorists)… (Via Truth Revolt)
This is What a Judicial Abomination Looks Like
Whilst everyone is arguing about the propriety of a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit taking the words of a statute literally, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit decided to show the world what a really terrible judicial opinion actually looks like. In a split decision, the Court ruled in Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Currier that Mississippi H.B. 1390, which required doctors who performed | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Religious Rhetoric and Politics
Some diaries just flow. Seem to come as naturally as water flowing down hill and can be put together in ten minutes or less. Others take time to percolate and develop gradually — many times as a reaction to events that require (some would go so far as to say “demand”) a response. That is, at least to those of us who are partial to | Read More »