Taking Full Advantage of the New Digital Media
I have spent the last few years observing and enjoying the ever expanding use of the new digital media by the political right to insure that we have the opportunity to have our voices heard and views expressed. For decades now the vast majority of traditional media outlets seem to have had little use for honest reporting of the news but rather twist the events | Read More »
Mark Cuban posterizes Al Franken
Mark Cuban is known these days for being the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, a team he took from years of malaise to the NBA Finals. He didn’t get his start in sports though, no. He made his money in a pair of business ventures. First he sold a company called MicroSolutions – a hardware and software integrator – to CompuServe. From there he | Read More »
Unhealthy For America…House Bill 1 Trillion And Climbing.
If you build your house on sand….President Obama is getting some of his karma back. His unmitigated arrogance and self-aggrandizement is going to come at a terrible price to the country…to him and those around him. But they can’t see that yet. Now we even see the First Lady politicizing breast cancer, to advance what is very probably going to be a health care bill | Read More »
Democrats echo Truman and threaten to nationalize Internet
In 1952, during the Korean War, the United Steel Workers of America had gone out on strike. The union was demanding pay increases beyond what steel firms said they could afford to pay, unless they were to raise prices beyond what would be approved by the government’s Wage Stablization Board (set up for the war to attempt to keep costs in line despite inflationary government | Read More »
Google undermines the Internet [Updated]
“Allowing broadband carriers to control what people see and do online would fundamentally undermine the principles that have made the Internet such a success” – Vint Cerf, Google Chief Internet Evangelist and Co-Developer of the Internet Protocol Updated at the bottom. Attention leftists: hypocrisy is not a failure to live up to one’s own ideals. Hypocrisy is a willful professing of a belief, that one that | Read More »
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ATR/CEI update on Internet access
The FCC is currently in the process of developing a National Broadband strategy. Being that this is under the Obama administration, this strategy is unlikely to be a sensible one. Early word suggests that the administration plans to take the Internet in this country and consolidate it into a single, centralized, government-run entity. ‘Competition’ will be allowed, but only under strict government controls and over | Read More »
Democratic Efforts to Criminalize Blogs — Why Does Republican Mark Kirk Approve?
I hope I have this story all wrong, I really do. But it seems that Representative Mark Kirk has signed onto an effort that could criminalize the free political speech of bloggers or anyone else that uses the Internet to communicate. Kirk, a Republican who has been making noises about running for governor of Illinois, has his name attached as a sponsor to the Megan | Read More »
The Obama Way: Nationalizing The Internet
Meet Susan Crawford, the co-chair for the Federal Communications Commission transition team for Barack Obama, and special assistant to the President in the Obama Administration (she has a blog here). A former law professor at the University of Michigan–one presumes that she has either departed permanently, or is on leave–Professor Crawford has some interesting ideas concerning the Internet. Namely, she wants it treated like a | Read More »
AP Looking to Stop Unauthorized Internet Usage?
When you visit a blog and read a report taking the Associated Press to task for its continuous leftward bias, are you reading “stolen” AP content, or are you reading legitimate news? Is criticism of AP’s work fair use? What is “fair use,” anyway? Could the AP sue critics? These questions might be on the AP’s radar if a recent report in The New York | Read More »
The Complete Story on the Internet Safety Act
We live in an age where online communication thrives. The Internet has created countless new opportunities for commerce and communication. With that progress, unfortunately, comes exploitation by some, including criminals looking to do harm. For example, sexual predators are using social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook to identify and target victims – particularly young children. Just this month, MySpace announced that about 90,000 sex | Read More »
A Plea to Anyone at GOP.com
In my 14+ years of using the internet, I’ve never come across such a problem. I can’t be the only one affected by this. It’s like I’m in the Twilight Zone. I cannot log in to gop.com. I’ve been trying for WEEKS. From different computers even, at home and at work. I enter my email address and password, click “Go” and nothing happens. And I mean NOTHING. The | Read More »
Google’s non-evil pose: Hand out, palm facing up
Google may be a name that evokes thoughts of flashy, new Internet technologies, or of a friendly relationship with the greater Internet community, but us critics have seen what they were up to all along. Just like any other industry titan, it takes what it can get, with government help when it must. What’s news, though, is that even the LA Times is taking notice: | Read More »
Bloggers Get Press Creds From NY Police Dept.
In a turn of events that should and will be used by bloggers all across the country, three news bloggers have prevailed over the New York City Police Dept. and received their press credentials despite being denied previously without explanation. The New York Times City Room Blog reports that that Rafael Martínez Alequin, Ralph E. Smith and David Wallis filed a federal lawsuit when each | Read More »
Obama and the Internet
The following is a partial list of Obama’s strategic advantages. By all reports, he began to put this together 2 years ahead of time, and Democratic operatives were perfecting the operations two years before that. All of this explains why Republicans almost lost in 2004 and again in 2006. 13 million e-mail addresses. $500 million raised online. 6.5 million donations from 3 million donors with | Read More »
It’s the Money, the Media, the Groundswell/Grassroots Effort, and the Leadership
*It’s the Money, the Media, the Groundswell/Grassroots Effort, and the Leadership*## I have been listening and reading to a vast array of political experts/pundits and their ideas regarding what has gone wrong with the Republican Party. Many are spot on and a few are way off base in my opinion. I am of the opinion that things do need to change, but not our core | Read More »