Friday, August 14, 2009

Raw Meat Issue of the Day - Open Thread

'Fairness Doctrine rears up like a shark on a seal'

( - Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do.

Local public broadcasters and regional and national communications operations should be required to encourage and broadcast diverse views and programs,” wrote Lloyd. “These programs should include coverage of all local, state and federal government meetings, as well as daily news and public issues programming.

The report argued that large corporate broadcasting networks had driven liberals off the radio, and that diversity of ownership would increase diversity of broadcasting voices.

Well, I guess since they couldn't do it through legislation, they want to try doing it through executive rules.
Between Obama wanting opponents to the stimulus and health care "reform" to "stop talking", and now this, how long before the 1st amendment is not worth the paper it's written on?


  1. Rush is playing Reagan snippets today, warning of the dangers of socialized medicine. The first one started with the late president making reference to this famous quote (by Norman Thomas):

    The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.

    Rush pointed out that they just call themselves progressives now (I knew that), but they are every bit as dangerous and they aren't going to go away. There needs to be continuous push back in defense of liberty. (I knew that, too.)

  2. Unfortunately, I think that at least 30% of the American people will, at this point, gladly embrace Socialism, and those are the people who worked so hard to get Obama elected.

  3. Oh, I think they already have. Look at all the "progressives" out there.

    The clip Rush played was from 1961. They have been pushing for this "healthcare" for over fifty years. They're not stupid. They know the kind of power controlling people's medical care will get them.

    They don't want this because they actually give a shit about anybody.

  4. The "compassion" they try to claim is all about gaining power over people. They don't care about minorities, the environment, civil rights, etc. All they care about is power. Period.

  5. Quite concur, Shaaaaark.

    No wonder they want to discredit and shut down Rush. The free exchange of ideas and information is one of the last remaining threats to their agenda.

  6. Get rid of those pesky amendments that make up the Bill of Rights, and they are all set.

  7. And on this last one, I think he describes Obama at 2:50 - "cynical, egocentric people who can look into your eyes with [an] angelic expression and tell you a lie".

  8. There are fascinating. Here's one from a lecture, closer to ten minutes long, but well worth it.


  9. Of course I meant "These" are fascinating. : )

    Preview is my friend, and actually reading the preview is an even better friend. LOL

  10. It is quite the eye-opening experience, that is certain. America is in danger more so than at any other time in its history, in my humble opinion.

  11. Preview is my friend, and actually reading the preview is an even better friend. LOL

    And you are the bestest friend.

  12. Here is the Reagan clip from's amazing. Just amazing. Well worth a listen.

    This is exactly what is happening at this very moment in the United States.

  13. And you are the bestest friend.


  14. "And you are the bestest friend.
    ...........You! ............."

    Hey hey! What am I, chum!? ;)


  15. YAY!!! THERE she is! (((SHARON))) xoxoxoxoxox

    My bestest female chum!

    Speaking of about a chum thread, Shaaaaark? Maiden voyage, and all that.

  16. Speaking of about a chum thread, Shaaaaark? Maiden voyage, and all that.

    Ok :)

  17. I admit it. I just wanted to see my new graphic online. It's not nearly as gross as I initially thought it would be.