The FCC Has Repealed Net Neutrality Rules

Today is a sad day. The FCC, led by yet another incompetent Republican clown, Ajit Pai, repealed net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps. They did this while ignoring public opinion as well as allowing tens of thousands of fake comments to be admitted from the FCC website. Ajit Pai even posted a video yesterday mocking Americans that are against repealing net neutrality.

The repeal is not good, but the open brazenness our current government has against its citizens is repulsive and anti-democratic. Luckily, there is still something that can be done.

Call and write Congress, and let them know that you want them to pass a resolution of disapproval to overturn the FCC vote. And to make it easy, just go to this website: www.battleforthenet.com. With just a couple of clicks and two minutes of your time, you can get the message to the right people. Do it.

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Four Weeks of Trump Incompetence

Our president is completely incompetent to lead this country. There is so much evidence of this, but this short CNN video reminds you of only the last four weeks of chaos caused by the orange moron in blunt starkness.

Keep reminding yourself of this fact. Don’t let it become normal. This isn’t normal.

To see the 2 minute 43 second video, click here.

Link : After the president’s tweet, I must withdraw my support for everything but his agenda

This opinion piece by Alexandra Petri really nails the contrast between what the Republicans say and what they do. Now that we live in a country run by a misogynistic, racist, uneducated liar, it is important for all of Congress to speak out against the president’s crack-pot, late-night sober tweets. But Republicans are not doing that. Instead they are supporting version 3.0 of the Muslim Ban, version 2.5 of the so-called “health care” act, and any other legislation eliminating any semblance of scientific research or environmentalism. You don’t need to be a tree-hugger to support science and environmentalism. You just have to be a common-sense human. Apparently, Republicans do not possess either of those traits.

Take notice of the actual actions politicians take to the president’s rants and offenses. Actions matter. Words do not. If you don’t hold them accountable, this ignorant hatred will be normalized, and it will define our country for a long time.

Trump’s Lies

It is well past the time that Trump’s Lies get much more coverage. We are already getting desensitized to the inhumane actions of the Republican party as they are reinforced by a jackass president. The fourth, fifth, or sixth version of the Obamacare killer is yet another example of their disconnection with the general public. But Trump drives it all. Sure, there is fake news, but Trump is a downright liar like the United States has never seen before. He contradicts himself constantly. He lies to make his own life easier. If you choose to be blind to this fact, you are part of the problem.

Take a look at all of Trump’s Lies, as reported by one of the most well-respected news organizations in the country. The New York Times is not fake news. If you think it is, you are a conspiracy theorist, and probably nothing can save you. Click here to read all of them..

Here is an excerpt:

Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

It’s Time for Impeachment

Trump has consistently shown himself to be incompetent and potentially unstable. However, he has also shown himself to be a complete liar and obstructing the justice proceedings during the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election. James Comey’s testimony on Thursday confirmed suspicions many people already had. It’s time for impeachment proceeding to begin. Sign the petition at Moveon.org.

Five Calls (aka 5calls.org)

I ran across a website a couple of weeks ago called 5Calls.org. This is a very useful website if you are trying to contact the appropriate parties for a political issue that concerns you. For me, that’s almost everything, these days. Choose your topic, and you will be presented a phone number and a script. Follow the script or don’t, but I think the scripts are pretty on-point. Tell 5Calls.org what happened (e.g. unavailable, left message, made contact, or skip). Move on the the next point of contact.

Obviously, the idea is that you make five calls per day about the issues that concern you. This website makes it super easy. Even if you don’t do it every day, try one per week. It takes less than 10 minutes for five calls. Super simple. Don’t be shy. If you can’t spare 10 minutes per week to tell your representatives what you would like them to do, maybe you need to rethink being part of a democracy.

Do it. Resist.

OK Go Covering Morrissey’s Interesting Drug

It’s been a tough week to watch politics. I placed some phone calls to Congress (5Calls.org), but I feel rather powerless in my area of California since it is already majority Democrat. My calls are placed to Congress that is already going to vote the way I want them to. I don’t know of any way to sway the elected officials of other districts and states.

So it was nice to run across this OK Go video published on January 18, 2017, of a Morrissey cover. I have never been a huge fan of Morrissy, but the imagery of this video fit my mood perfectly. Take three minutes to enjoy.

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