...I *did* know the colors changed. Thank you for e-mailing!
Liberals want the "fairness" doctrine to stifle conservative talk radio. Funny, I thought they were the people of "free speech."
Conservatives are trying to block the fairness doctrine, but don't have majority control in Congress anymore (some, like me, would say "conservatives" never had it anyway, despite there having been more "R" members of Congress from 1994 through 2006...). It could be an uphill battle for the Right.
Of course, if the fairness doctrine were put into place, there would immediately be a federal lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. Any competant judge would have to issue an injunction against implementation until the end of the case, because loss of First Amendment rights is an irreparable harm, and if there is any legal question, the rights must be protected until the question is answered. The case would go to the U.S. Supreme Court, which (hopefully) would rule the doctrine is, in fact, a prima facie violation of the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of press - possibly even also freedom of assembly and freedom of religion. So it wouldn't matter if the doctrine were re-enacted. It would simply be a big annoyance that would take a year or more to resolve.
What the conservatives need to do is try a new tactic: embrace the fairness doctrine, but do so by trying to make it part of the PATRIOT Act. Say we need it to fight terror. Then, the left will have no choice but to oppose it. Talk radio, Drudge, etc., will be saved.
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The great thing about the internet is that anyone can become part of the conversation.
The terrible thing about the internet is that anyone can become part of the conversation.
Left wing victory spells doom for right wing bloggers!
I say this because political bloggers tend to represent the extreme of either side. The extremists on the left won last night. They will lose big time when Lieberman (or worse, the Republican) defeats Lamont in the general election. The mainstream democrats will blame the far left bloggers. After Lamont loses in November, the DNC and Leadership Council will crack down on the bloggers, big time. Logically, wouldn’t the mainstream GOP see this as a sign to distance itself from its own blogosphere fringe in 2008?
The real winner of last night just might be John McCain, who is popular with the public in general, but must overcome opposition from the right wing blogosphere and other more radical fringe groups in order to win the nomination.
And if McCain doesn't win the GOP nomination, beware the McCain/Lieberman independent "unity" ticket in 2008...
Thanks to David of Right Minded, I have just finished reading the incredible story of the Red Paper Clip Guy who bartered his way from just one red paper clip to a beautiful house on Main Street and a key to the town.
All I have to say is, WOW.
That, and I already have a nice fish pen of my own, so I could replicate this great achievement myself, and I'd start out one step ahead of Kyle! And to think, people mocked my enthusiasm when I first received my little ink-filled green chinook...
I have banned the use of the word "MP3" from comments and trackbacks. Not that I think any of you readers have any reason to use that word in comments. I just wanted you to know.
We are still getting things set up here with the new DSL and such. There is now a new e-mail address for the blog:
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We'll try to get the Carnival of Cordite up before the weekend is over. Thank you for bearing with us.