Wednesday, July 05, 2006

What Did He Say?

Speaking of government at work... I now direct your attention from the executive branch to the legislative branch where last week the US Senate Commerce Committee blocked a net neutrality measure in a tie, 11-11, vote. The powerful chair of that committee, the man responsible for oversight of the internet, a leader of the anti-net neutrality forces in Congress, Ted Stevens (R-AK) had this to say:
I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.... We aren't earning anything by going on that internet. Now I'm not saying you have to or you want to discriminate against those people....

And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.

It's a series of tubes....
Funny but also downright scary, if you ask me. How did this guy get elected? For more laughs/chills (including more text and audio of Stevens' comments) read this post at 27B Stroke 6 and this one at Firedoglake.

We can't leave things up to Senator Stevens - net neutrality needs to be passed folks!

Hat Tip: Clicked

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