Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Overton Window and The Internet "Kill Switch"

Just started reading Beck's The Overton Window. I'm about 5 chapters (about 20 pages) in so far and I'm not kidding when I tell you that it scared the socks off me so bad. I threw the book down, told my dog that we needed to pack and run for the hills. It was quite a War of Worlds radio drama type situation.

Unfortunately, I hear that if I keep reading, that feeling will pass and it becomes more disappointing. We shall see. I'll write a review on it when I'm finished.

I love Glenn Beck, but sometimes I feel he's a bit of a conspiracy theorist. However, this news about a bill that gives Obama power to shut off the Internet in an "emergency" has me a little more than nervous.

The news of this is covered up by the oil spill and the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, but it's moving quite rapidly through Washington. (Not to mention a few other things as well, such as the Disclose Act and Wall Street Reform)

But back to the internet "kill switch".  What are they drinking up there in Washington that they think this is a good idea? The internet is not owned by anyone and access to it is on many servers. And what kind of "emergency" does it justify giving someone this sort of power? NONE.

More of that "We're saving you from yourselves, but you are too stupid to thank us. We'll know what's in the bill after we pass it" B.S., right? I think poor President Obama's ego is sooo upset by all those nasty Tea Partiers calling him names. This like the Fairness Doctrine for the internet.

This thing is moving fast. I first heard about it last Monday and by Friday, it had been approved by the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Wonder if he plans to nationalize the ISPs next?

This issue has me appalled. I'm writing to my reps about stopping this monstrosity. Not sure what good it'll do, but not sure what else we can do.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Obama's tough talk against BP

Have you heard Obowma's latest comments on the BP oil spill? Can you believe the arrogance of this guy?

So the BP chief made some comments about the oil spill. Apparently he complained about how time consuming this whole oil situation was and how the overall impact on the environment will be minor.

King Obowma says if he was in charge of BP, this guy would be fired over his comments.

I don't doubt that for a second. Obowma fired the heads of GM when he took it over and there's no doubt in my mind that ultimately, the government intends to take over BP using this disaster as an excuse to do so. Obowma is a spoiled little brat. He just had a tantrum on Matt Lauer's TODAY program and he's going to get his way: he's going to fire this guy, just because he didn't like what he said. We are heading into very dangerous times indeed if we allow the government to fire someone in a private company just because they didn't like what they said. Don't think we are safe just because we aren't the head of a company - if it can happen to the BP chief, it can happen to us. Remember that.

Does this mean we can fire Obowma and his cronies for things that they've said and have done against the American people?

-Calling American citizens against his take-over of healthcare "right-wing domestic terrorists"
-Obowma telling us to sit down and shut up
-Giving a foreign President a standing ovation when he critizies one of our states (and wearing bracelets to support those actions)

By the way, King Obowma wants all of us to know that he was there from "day one..., talking to fishermen in the rain", even before us "talking heads were even paying attention". And he spends time talking to experts "because potentially have the best answers" (Really? James Cameron, the director of Titanic has the best answer? Was David Copperfield busy or something? Come on now, even Obowma can't believe that.)

Now the really classy part of that quote:

"We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick"

Someone needs their mouth cleaned out with soap. Geez, first Biden drops the f-bomb and now Obowma has this little gem. Is it too much to ask for some class from the people who supposedly represent us?

Nice "tough" talk, Obowma. Although, I thought it was cute when he mentioned he didn't want to talk to BP, because he was "interested in actions, not words". So are we, Mr. President, so are we.