Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Today: RIP Net Neutrality. Say goodbye to an open web. Sam talks to Art Brodsky of http://www.publicknowledge.org

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19 Responses to Tuesday, December 21, 2010

  1. plooger says:

    Wanna participate in The Majority Report?

    ===> check this out <===

    • Kingfish says:

      Want to know about shared sacrifice? My generation paid EXTRA social security after Tip O’Neill made a bargain with the devil. There’s your fucking shared sacrifice! I paid over $200,000 in social security and I want EVERY FUCKING PENNY!!!

  2. “The communal march against an enemy generates a warm, unfamiliar bond with our neighbors, our community, our nation, wiping out unsettling undercurrents of alienation and dislocation,” writes Chris Hedges, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. In War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Hedges draws on his experiences covering conflicts in Bosnia, El Salvador and Israel as well as works of literature from the Iliad to Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism to look at what makes war so intoxicating for soldiers, politicians and ordinary citizens. He discusses outbreaks of nationalism, the wartime silencing of intellectuals and artists, the ways in which even a supposedly skeptical press glorifies the battlefield and other universal features of war, arguing not for pacifism but for responsibility and humility on the part of those who wage war.
    Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

  3. Hey – what the hell ……….. I just posted something & it didn’t show up??

  4. Morning peeps – !!!

  5. plooger says:

    SERIOUSLY, Dorsey is always too quiet on the mic. (sounded good post-chastisement ;)

  6. c-span 3 is reporting the 2010 Census results right now.

  7. plooger says:

    Story referenced by Dorsey, just now…

    The Story No One’s Talking About

    It hasn’t gotten much play over the last few weeks since there’s been so much actual legislation going on. But there’s some really weird stuff going on at the House Ethics Committee over the last month — including attempted firings of key investigators, the Republican ranking member apparently calling in the Sargent at Arms to lock down the committees offices and now the chief counsel stepping down. Our Ryan Reilly brings us up to date on the whole story. We’ll be hearing more about this.

  8. You can watch the FCC proceeding provided by Freepress here:


  9. senatus Josh
    Cloture motion on continuing resolution to fund govt through March 4, 2011 adopted, 82-14. 60 needed.

  10. Sammy’s appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast is now available for sale at http://wtfpodshop.com/ (it’s $2.99)
    It has some good interaction for BRL / MVS fans.

    I don’t use IM. Maybe you can get Sam to mention it if someone IM’s him about it in the post show.


    P.S. Those missing Janeane should check out her recent appearance on Maron’s podcast for free at http://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode-129-janeane-garofalo-mike-de-stefano-live

  11. afternoon gang!

    just cranked up the podcast.

    watching the eclipse was a spectacular show.

    pretty rare for an eclipse with that link to the equinox.

    happens every 300 some years, sometimes called the “blood moon”.

  12. Eclipse pix and commentary we posted on the Blue Roots Radio blog:


  13. Smack-dab says:

    How much of AT&T’s influence on the FCC comes from the government needing AT&T to cooperate in spying on us all?

    And to the person who wants to debunk the Fair Tax stuff; good luck. I’ve tried more than once to show to the Fair Tax proponents that it’s totally unworkable, that to replace income tax it’d have to be around 60% national sales tax rather than the ridiculously low number they throw out. They just don’t listen. They want to believe in their fairy tale, that the tax elves will come at night and fix government’s revenue problems without any pain to the taxpayers.

  14. I thought Sam said yesterday that there was going to be a show today, or at least something from the archives . . . . .

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