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Obama Administration Wants to Party on the Internet Like It’s 1934

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The Looming Line for Internet Access

Eighty years ago. The depths of the Great Depression. Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt blindly flailing around, throwing ever more government-centric “solutions” at the growing list of problems. Each new centrally-planned effort making matters worse – and the Depression last longer.

Remember, Ladies and Gentlemen, Hideki Tojo ended the Depression – FDR elongated it by more than a decade.

Begat in all of this failed government uber-action was the Communications Act of 1934. The anniversary of which current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler just decided to celebrate.

Eighty years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Communications Act of 1934, creating the FCC – so what’s Chairman Tom Wheeler doing? He’s throwing a party for all the past FCC chairs, commissioners and key staff.

We’ll move past the fact that the Barack Obama Administration is commemorating the creation of a now ridiculously overreaching entity that a great many people – including a former Commissioner or two – think should no longer exist. More

Video: The FCC’s Plan To Steamroll State Laws Against Government Broadband

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Federalism? What’s Federalism?

The 2009 “Stimulus”bill contained $7.2 billion for local government broadband – the federal government giving city, county and municipal governments money to get into the Internet Service Provider (ISP) business.

Shocker – government broadband is a disaster. It already was, for years before the 2009 “Stimulus”- which just funded many, many more disasters.

Everyone in Utah may be charged $20 a month to bail out UTOPIA – their woefully mis-named, decade-long disaster government broadband project.

Provo, Utah government broadband iProvo lost tens of millions – and then Google swooped in and purchased everything for one dollar.

Shocker – Google loves government broadband. More

Uber-Left Free Press’ ‘Net Neutrality’ Isn’t What Most Supporters Think It Is

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Clearly Media Marxists Don’t Watch Greatness

In the cinematic classic “The Princess Bride,” Inigo Montoya utters the now oft-repeated “You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Uber-Left government-media outfit Free Press is highly practiced in this disingenuous art.  Their name is one shining example.  It sounds good, but when you find out for what they actually stand – not so much.

And they use “Net Neutrality” one way publicly to engender support for the already heinous policy – but their ultimate intent with it is something drastically different, and dramatically worse.

Free Press’ presented Net Neutrality persona sounds benign and innocuous. More

HBO Pseudo-News Anchor John Oliver Gets Net Neutrality Fundamentally Wrong

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Long on Humor – Short on Facts

So it turns out there that something doesn’t have to be true to be funny.

Many a thinking American – who knows media bias – finds the following perversely appropriate.

Young Get News From Comedy Central

Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather … and Jon Stewart?

Readers over 30 might scoff at Stewart’s inclusion – assuming they know who he is. For many under 30, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is, improbably, a source for news. More

What’s Even Worse than Net Neutrality? Government Internet Reclassification to Do It

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The Administration’s Glove of Choice

We are almost six years into the Barack Obama Administration. This president has been almost undoubtedly the worst ever at exceeding his Constitutional authority.

A phone and a pen” are not magical – the president still has to adhere to the document to which he swore an oath. If he wants 2014 to be “a year of action,” he needs to find common ground with Congress and sign laws they pass. Not unilaterally jam us with dictatorial fiats.

There have already been too many such power grabs to even contemplate – and there are more, even larger ones coming.

Like, say, commandeering control of the World Wide Web. Behold Title II Reclassification.

The hardcore Media Marxist Left wants President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission to unilaterally change – for the worse – how the government regulates the Internet. Which would be an egregious violation of existing law – the 1996 Telecommunications Act. More

The Left’s Latest Lie: A Huge New Government Power Grab = ‘Keeping Things the Same’

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What a Drag

The Internet has in lightning-fast fashion become a free speech-free market Xanadu. Arguably no human endeavor in history has blossomed so beautifully, so rapidly.

It has done so with absolutely zero Network Neutrality regulations. There have never, ever been any such regulations actually in place.

If ever there were a definition of “unnecessary” – Net Neutrality regs is it.

Yet the Left has histrionically insisted for more than a decade that without such regs – the Internet as we enjoy it would simply cease to be. More

How is Prohibiting Consumers from Getting Free Stuff Pro-Consumer?

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The Official Sign of Government – And ‘Consumer Groups’ Everywhere

The Media Marxist Left pushing the terrible Internet policy known as Network Neutrality oft are absurdly called “consumer groups.”

Major U.S. Consumer Groups Support (Federal Communications Commission) FCC Action on Net Neutrality

They want Net Neutrality because they want a single-payer government Web – they want the government to be your sole Internet Service Provider (ISP).

“(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.

How is that pro-consumer?  I’m fairly sure consumers of Veterans Administration services wouldn’t think it is. More

Let’s Not Put the People in Charge of the Veterans Administration in Charge of the Internet

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Or the Entire Web?

The Veterans Administration (VA) has been a disaster since just about its inception.  Because it is government-only monopoly single-payer health care.  Championed by the exact same people dying to impose it on all the rest of us.

Then-Community Organizer Barack Obama: 

“I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer…universal health care plan.

“I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately.  There’s going to potentially be some transition process.

Does that “transition process” look like this?

Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of ObamaCare

74% Of ObamaCare Sign-Ups Were Previously Insured More

The Media’s One-Side-Fits-All Approach to Net Neutrality

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The Media’s Coverage of Net Neutrality – Short and to the Left

What at times is worse than the Jurassic Press not covering something?  The Jurassic Press covering something.

The all-encompassing government-Internet-power-grab that is Network Neutrality rarely gets outside-the-Tech-World media attention.  But Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in Democrat Party-line fashion to begin its process of imposing it.  This was a big enough deal that it garnered over-the-weekend Big Media coverage from ABC (with a Bloomberg assist) and PBS (with a Washington Post assist).

And it will shock you to learn that they only provided the pro-regulation side of the discussion – leaving out myriad essential points that are at cross-purposes with their government-growth efforts.

Their reporting was in fact so warped that – as huge as the FCC’s power grab is – there was palpable upset that the Commission didn’t go further.  And hope that it will increase its overreach as the process moves forward. More

Media Marxists Persuading the Government to Execute its Hugest Internet Power Grab Yet

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The Left’s Ultimate Internet Objective

Allow me to (re)introduce you to the hardcore Leftists rabble rousing for a full-on government takeover of the World Wide Web.

Theirs is now an all-out push to have the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “Reclassify” the Internet – so as to then impose the utterly unpopular Network Neutrality.

All 95 Pro-Net-Neutrality-Pledge Democrats Lost On Tuesday – and Pledge Group Raised Less Than $300 On It (in 2010)

Net Neutrality: The Kid Sitting By Himself in the High School Cafeteria

“Reclassification” means unilaterally shoving the Web out from under the existing light-touch Title I rules the 1996 Telecommunications Actplaced upon it – which have allowed it to blossom into the free speech-free market Xanadu we all know and love. More