Archive for June 8th, 2011

Dutch Parliament defends net neutrality

| June 8, 2011 | Reply
Dutch Parliament defends net neutrality

Congress, please take note that the Dutch Parliament is fighting back against the phone companies on the issue of net neutrality:

A few weeks ago, we talked about Dutch mobile phone carriers planning to charge for the use of different kinds of application, such as Skype, WhatsApp, and so on. They would check people’s data traffic using deep packet inspection, and charge accordingly. This led to a massive outrage here in this glorified swamp – and this outrage has had its effect.

Our parliament stood up to defend the concept of net neutrality, and as such, motioned the government to have it added to our telecommunications act. Not only will this prohibit carriers from forcing customers to pay additional fees for specific types of data, it also prohibits them from blocking certain types of traffic – something the Dutch branch of Vodafone is already doing by blocking VoIP services. This applies to regular internet service providers as well.

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Vitter went a whoring

| June 8, 2011 | 8 Replies
Vitter went a whoring

I wrote the following poem to commemorate the ongoing rampant hypocrisy.
Tim Hogan

Rep. Vitter (R-LA) went a “DC Madam” whoring, he was elected US Senator and the GOP found it boring.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Sen. Craig (R-ID) had a “wide stance” but, the GOP said; “so what?” to his advance.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

The National Republican Campaign Committee twice went a Vegas sex clubbing, the GOP gave it no drubbing.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

The RNC youth went to club featuring bondage and had its fill; the GOP didn’t blink an eye paying the bill!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang; the GOP made it into a big thang!

Gov. Mark Sanford (R-NC) went a “hiking;” the GOP still kept its liking!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) preyed upon a married staffer; to the GOP, it was a laugher!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-NV) pushed and threatened a server when rebuffed, the GOP elected him Governor, the charges were stuffed!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Reps. Bunn (R-OR), Burton (R-IN), Calvert (R-CA), Dan Crane (R-IL), Chenoweth (R-ID), Gingrich (R-GA), Hyde (R-IL), Scmitz (R-CA) and Sherwood (R-PA) cheated and lied; the GOP just sighed.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Sen. Thurmond (R-SC) had knowledge of his family’s “colored” maid, had a child and about the races the Senator ranted and raved; the GOP and the South were saved!
Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

The Republicans have cheated, whored and upon women and children preyed, all the while politics they’ve played. Me, I’m just dismayed.

[And here's a one-stop source for Republican sex scandals]

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