Monday, June 28, 2010


I tried to warn you a few weeks ago, but my liberal readers squealed, in their usual shrill and unreasoned voices: “That’s not what’s about to happen!”

(Read what I said and the various disparaging comments about what I said HERE.)

Turns out I was right, as I usually am.

If the Senate passes the so-called “Internet ‘kill-switch’” bill, already approved by committee, President BO will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for four months at a time without Congressional oversight.

The original language of the bill sought to make the President’s power permanent, but public outcry limited it to four months.

Those honest folks we call Senators argue that President BO already has the power to do so when there is a “state or threat of war.” That’s under the Communications Act, by which he may “cause the closing of any facility or station for wire communication.”

What those honorable men and women don’t want you to catch on to is that they are now trying to explicitly grant that power to control the Internet specifically.

They say it’s for national security reasons.

All despots always claim that their suppression of the people’s rights are for the security of the nation.

On Sunday, Joe Lieberman revealed that the plan was to mimic China’s policies of policing the web with censorship and coercion.

CNN’s Candy Crowley was told by Lieberman, “Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too,”

So there you have it. The door is being opened to allow the government complete control of the Internet.

Can you say, “Free Speech?”


lisa said...

I guess the left thinks it's ok because it's Obama at the helm,the all knowing who earned his Harvard degree from the almighty above and has the largest brain circumference ever recorded in the histroy of the human race.

Joe said...

lisa:'re not supposed to bring race into the discussion.

Leticia said...

More like communism, if our despicable government wants to emulate China's policies.

I am sure most of us that blog against the liberals, Obama and his cronies will have their websites shut down.

After all, Janet Napolitano called most of us "domestic terrorists" for marching against higher taxes, etc.

Tom's Place said...

First, health care legislation that emulates the failed policies of Europe, now taking after a Communist country to control free speech.

Is there now any doubt that this Administration and Congress wants to control the population?

Teresa said...

This leap towards communism and tyranny must stop! These infringements on our freedom and liberties must stop! These Commies really are taking America down a notch, or two, or three. They really want all countries to be equal. THis is nuts! They are killing the American dream. Liberals want the internet regulated because they know conservatives are effective at spreading the truth on the internet. Obama needs to be booted out of office.

Z said...

I always thought Lieberman was more sensible than this and he's backing this nightmare.
Well, it's Hitler's Germany in America and the left will laugh their frozen custards off at me, but I'm tired of beating around the is what it is and if they don't wake up, THEY are going to very sorry, too.

By the can't be ALL internet, can it? I mean businesses, banks, etc???

Anonymous said...

Any moment now, the Alinsky spokesperson will stop by to tell you what an intolerant so-in-so you are because you dare suggest the Obama administration is taking us one-step closer to a communist state. At my blog, people refer to me as a bastard all the time, but that doesn't alter the fact that you and I are right; we are in danger of losing our nation to socialists.

I am tired of hearing leftists proclaim that they are progressives, not communists. Yeah, okay. A rose by any other name is still a rose. It isn’t necessary for anyone to believe me when I make such statements that these leftists are dyed-in-the wool —reemerged communists. No more than it is necessary for anyone to believe me when I proclaim that we are engaged in a holy war with Islam. Don’t believe me. Rather, read carefully and think about the words of Vladimir Lenin: “The purpose of socialism is communism.” Think about the pronouncements of Islamic holy men, “We will destroy the west because it is ordained by Allah.”

At this point in the court proceeding, I would suggest that the prosecution rest. Our only salvation ... as I see it ... is tossing out the communists in November, and for states to reassert their constitutional sovereignty. Let the people and their states join against what the federal government has become. And if you can pray, ask for divine protection of conservative justices so that we do not end up with a leftist court (again).

tapline said...

another nail in our collective coffins......We as a free people are being stiffeled by regulation and muzzeled by laws....They just keep going. This is so bad....I was backing bloggers from foreign countries whose power base was trying to shut them down and putting them in prison or worse and it's stating to happen here....November get here fast....First it was Cap and Trade by this senator now he's touting control of the internet and of course its for our own good because China does it......Get them all out of Washington....All of them.....They have spent this country into oblivion and want us to follow......What are they eating or drinking, whatever...logic has long been erased from their vocabulary....I'm rambling agian...stay well....

lisa said...

I can't believe that people still exists especially n this country that would want this unless they really don't realize it until it hits them directly then they will be swept under the rug like the useful idiots they really are.
The White House is already doing that to the press that's why they meet with MSNBC and they walk in lock step otherwise be out of a job.

Shaw Kenawe said...

You obviously haven't read Lieberman's legislation. I have.

There is no more a threat of a "take-over" by President Obama, than there is a threat of a "take-over" inherent in the powers every president has during a national state of emergency--and every president has that power.

The internet is vulnerable to terrorist attack like any other communications network. To have an instrument in place to counter any terrorist attack is no more a "take-over" than is any president who has the power to invoke martial law. And every president has that power in times of national emergency.

Of course you here and at other rightwing blogs impute the very worst motives to what this president may do with such powers, forgetting that ALL presidents have the power to take over communications during times of national emergency--Lincoln, for example, intercepted private mail and shut down communications between the north and south--remember what a filthy pre-Nazi-like dictator he was?

To even suggest, as Z-man does, that Mr. Obama is like Hitler is deranged and stupid beyond belief.

None of my Jewish family memebers have been forced to wear yellow stars on their clothing, and none of them live in fear of being dragged off to concentration camps to be shoved in ovens and murdered.

It is actually the rabid rightwing of the GOP that minorities need fear. Gay people, in particular.

I suggest you actually read the legislation before your shoot your mouths off.

I Ain't Got No Blog said...

The hypocrisy of Al Gore is almost too much to believe. But liberals have already drank the koolaide.
I have close relatives and friends , who voted for Obama on the basis of his hope and change rhetoric.

Trust me, they are not ignorant people, simply brainwashed. Despite ALL the evidence pointing to his radical leftist agenda, coupled with his anti-Israel associations etc, they simply refused to believe what they were hearing and reading.

lisa said...

Shaw that's because we are paying attention unlike the rest of the country who will not question anything this admin does because they are so star struck or just plain ignorant.
If Obama didn't surround himself with people like Mark Lloyd who made statements about Chavez and his right to control the media then there would be no suspicions or questions surrounding his agenda, But he seems to be in a big rush to push through all this legislation that frankly goes against our freedoms. He put the Patriot Act on Steroids yet all the left did for 8 years was bitch about Bush shredding the Constitution and we now have a president who believes the Constitution is an unjust,racist document as does all his academia buddies who think they are so smart with words that they can twist up the facts to make them appear logical.
And you guys just keep making excuses for everything he does.
I guess I can't blame you though because he's all you have to hang on to or you just don't like freedom.

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Joe said...

Leticia: I find Lieberman's statement to be most exceedingly troubling.

Tom: It is ALL about control.

Teresa: I wish we had a proceedure in place by which we could encourage our legislators to dump this guy.

Z: It's a good question. I don't have enough knowledge about the technical side of this to comment. But if Algore invented it, he probably knows how to bring it down. (Heh).

Mustang: It is funny how selectively intolerant the tolerant left is.

Tap: Feel free to ramble here any time.

lisa: The ones who will jump up and down and scream the loudest will be the same ones who support this measure today.

SK: "you here and at other rightwing blogs impute the very worst motives to what this president may do with such powers..."

You're right, of course. President BO has proven how totally trustworthy he is. After all he HAS done what he said he would do regarding putting all bills on the Internet and on C-SPAN for all to see BEFORE passing them, hasn't he? He HAS lowered the national debt just like he promised, hasn't he? He has lowered the deficit, just like he promised, hasn't he?
Yep...yep...yep...we should trust him with the Internet. Yep...yep...yep.

IAGNB: It's called, "looking at the world through rose colored glasses."

lisa said...

Obama himself said it to college students about listening to the media.
That's what he says to a graduating class?
Sorry if you can't read between the lines but I guess love is blind and many saw Obama as some fictional super hero who hang on his every word.
He didn't have us all fooled by his hope and change BS and his racist Pastor and his domestic terror buddy Ayers, his racist pastor Rev Wright and his Hamas connections to his PLO buddy.
Maybe that's what you like about him but there are more of us who don't and we will not be regulated or sit by idly and let it happen.
Call it fear to minimize it but I believe we will e the ones saying "I told you so"

Anonymous said...

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

William Pitt

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

William Pitt

Let's see, then, going back to our 2nd president and including Abraham Lincoln, and George W. Bush, we've had "tyrants" in the White House. LOL!

ablur said...

It amazes me what laws and infringements people will except when their man is in the big chair. The tide will turn and so will the charm of this law.

Why set ourselves up for current or future disappointment by allowing any law that infringes on basic freedoms to be enacted by anyone?

Anonymous said...

and Obama is the most needy.

Ginsu said...

It's nothing more than corrupt, irrelevant, incompetent bureaucrats who have effectively looted the taxpayers and now squandering every penny on wasteful programs designed to maintain political power.

Joe said...

SK: What an obtuse conclusion to draw from that quote

ablur: Today, freedom means what liberals define it to mean: liberty with constraints (as opposed to restraint).

Ginsu: Yeah. I agree. I keep saying it's all about, and only about, personal and Party power.

Shaw Kenawe said...


I don't know if you've ever visited the "I Ain't Got No Blog" blog, but he/she/it apparently thinks you're dumb.

These are his words NOT MINE:

From "I Ain't Got No Blog:"

“I Ain't Got No Blog" was created for the express reason to piss off liberals.
Sorry about the lack of posts in this blog, its was made only for you to comment on. I’m not that ignorant as to be bothered to write a blog. I only comment on other peoples blogs. Mostly on dumb ones. If you have a good one and an intelligent blog, the chances are I have not commented there. I speak only my own personal opinions. So if my comments have offended you, trust me, it was meant to.

IAGNB visited Z-Man's blog, too. So you're in good company. LOL!

PS. I believe IAGNB is a persona who has several blogs on the net and can't remember what he/she/it says on any of them.

IAGNB is always good for a laugh.

Joe said...

SK: Regarding IAGNB, what is your point? He's (she's) entitled to think I'm dumb if he/she wants to. You seem to.

Shaw Kenawe said...

There you go again, Joe. Attributing thoughts to me that do not exist.

I've never said you're dumb.

IAGNB thinks you are dumb, though, by his/er coming here and commenting.

I just thought it was amusing. You don't have to read anything more than that into it.

Joe said...

SK: There you go again, SK. Attributing words to me that do not exist.

I did not say you SAID I was dumb, just that you think it.

Am I wrong? Do you think I am brilliant? Do you think I am right?

Of course I am.

Shaw Kenawe said...
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Shaw Kenawe said...

Shaw Kenawe said...

"I did not say you SAID I was dumb, just that you think it."--JOE

Hmmmm. You can read my mind?

Wow! Quick! What am I thinking right now?!


WRONG! Oooooh. Naughty, naughty, Joe!

Joe said...

SK: I'm confused. Can I or can I not read my mind?

Debbies Choice said...

This man needs to retire from humanity.

Joe said...

Debbie's Choice: How do we get him to do that?

Teresa said...

Could we send him on a fast boat to China? Then Obama could have all the Communism that he can get his hands on.

Joe said...

Teresa: I wonder where they would place him in their social order.

commoncents said...

Great Post!

Keep up the excellent work!!

Common Cents

Debbies Choice said...

I like the idea that Teresa had.