Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9:55 pm

Memo to American for Prosperity

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 9:55 pm
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I see you guys intend to spend close to a million and a half to “keep the FCC from taking over the Internet.”

Which, while technically true in a regulatory sense, is grossly untrue in terms of what it means for everyday users.

The FCC is going to take steps to keep things exactly the way they are. Which is a good thing, in the sense that everybody gets the same level of service regardless of how they’re using it, and if you want even faster service, you can get it by paying for it, not by using it in certain ways that your Internet provider likes better than certain other ways.

Americans for Prosperity is Grover Norquist, and Grover Norquist is not just one of the ringleaders of the IGMFY crowd, he has actual blood on his hands from people who have died from lack of adequate health care, workplace-safety enforcement and all manner of other things that good government is supposed to do.

So, unless you’re a billionaire, you don’t need Grover Norquist. And you sure as hell don’t need to believe him.

Correction: Americans for Prosperity is this other bunch of corporate whores.


  1. Grover Norquist is actually Americans for Tax Reform.

    Comment by MaryJ — Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:31 am @ 9:31 am

  2. Yup. I got my corporate whores confused. Thanks for the catch.

    Comment by Lex — Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:49 pm @ 9:49 pm

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