Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Usual Suspects

From Molly Ivins:

One time in the Johnson years, LBJ called on Moyers to say the blessing at a dinner.

“Speak up, Bill,” Lyndon roared. “I can’t hear you.”

Moyers replied, “I wasn’t speaking to you, sir.”


Few issues have had as much lobbying money spent or as many lies told (outside of the run up to the Iraq war) as has Internet Neutrality. Here's an overview:

...(This) number gives you the sense of the scale of lobbying involved, $42 million. That’s the amount a study by the pro-net Neutrality coalition estimated the opponents of Net Neutrality spent in the first six months of this year. That total includes TV and print ads from AT&T, Verizon, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, U.S. Telecom Association, Hands Off the Internet, TV4US (the campaign for streamlined entry for telephone companies to get into the cable business) and MyWireless, a cellular campaign.

TPM Cafe

And via Wonkette...

Ann Coulter? (Who, by her own account, is pretty rampant herself)

Ms. COULTER: I think that sort of rampant promiscuity does show some level of latent homosexuality.
DEUTSCH: OK, I think you need to say that again. That Bill Clinton, you think on some level, has — is a latent homosexual, is that what you’re saying?

Ms. COULTER: Yeah.

The only thing sadder than things like this being said by right wing mouth that the Right wing eats it up.



1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:35 AM

    Was Ms Coulter hatched in Karl Roves belly?