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Goodbye Bloggers
Cowboy Confessional ^ | 10/31/2008 | Guy Smith

Posted on 10/31/2008 12:48:37 PM PDT by guyshomenet

Let’s hope my prognostication powers are as poor as my choice in ex-wives. Otherwise bloggers may become exes as well.

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... like life itself, information and economics finds a way. … Simultaneous with talk radio’s ascendancy, Americans became so efficient at putting satellites into orbit that television up- and down-links became dirt cheep — affordable to any broadcaster catering to every perverted preoccupation.

Which explains the Golfing Channel.

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All churches tolerate a little heresy, but only a little. The Church of the State is no different.

The newest variable in political communications is the Internet. ... The world is now rifle with every political opinion.

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Such spread has kicked the legs out from under the government-media complex. They are no longer in control of the political conversation. …

Kentucky seems an unlikely place for the next great civil rights battle, but they have built half of the machine needed to neuter any blogger or news web site ...

The State of Kentucky was recently awarded ownership of 141 domain names (web addresses) previously owned by online casinos. ... Once the state had ownership of the domains, they could reset the pointers therein and guide gamblers to an Internet dead end.

Could they do the same to a web site that was guilt of illegal speech? Our Canadian neighbors (who really hate it when I kiddingly call them the 51st state) have some odd hate speech laws.

My prognostication is simply that the two could converge in the United States. ... Salon.com — gone. FoxNews.com — bye bye. DNC.org — adiós. …

Remember this come Election Day. You vote indirectly for the next Supreme Court justices and they will ultimately decide if you can speak your mind.

(Excerpt) Read more at guysmith.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: censorship; internet; kentucky; obama

1 posted on 10/31/2008 12:48:40 PM PDT by guyshomenet
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To: guyshomenet
If the US elects a government that needs to redistribute resources and control the population because they know what's best for them then nothing is off the table. I don't think dnc.org would be gone. It could very well be the mandatory homepage setting for future ISP's. A little extreme yes but so are the rest of the possibilities surrounding a complete dem take over.
2 posted on 10/31/2008 12:57:26 PM PDT by allmost
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To: guyshomenet
All churches tolerate a little heresy, but only a little

And We The People have tolerated a bit of verbal freedom of speech flatulence and divergence from loyalty to our Constitution, but wholesale abrogation of its self-defined methods of amendment being overturned through use of Executive Orders, new treaties with the UN, or to riotous mobs of community agitators, or politically-motivated appointees of Marxist thieves in robes on the part of closet anti-Constitutional lecturers who have conspired to take our freedoms from us clearly goes beyond the tolerable.

Indeed, if that should happen it is our duty under the Constitution to alter or abolish It.

HF

3 posted on 10/31/2008 1:20:45 PM PDT by holden
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To: guyshomenet
A socialist Government is one in which its nature does not tolerate any true and real opposition. For there the government provides everything; and it is absurd to ask a Government to provide an opposition. . . . Opposition and rebellion depend on property and liberty. . . . The critic of the State can only exist where a religious sense of right protects his claims to his own bow and spear; or at least, to his own pen or his own printing-press. It is absurd to suppose that he could borrow the royal pen to advocate regicide or use the Government printing-presses to expose the corruption of the Government. Yet it is the whole point of Socialism, the whole case for Socialism, that unless all printing-presses are Government printing-presses, printers may be oppressed.

--G.K. Chesterton, Outline of Sanity

4 posted on 10/31/2008 1:57:32 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Stand up for liberty and the Constitution. Defeat Obama.)
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To: guyshomenet

Australia has recently proposed national censorship of the Internet paid by fess tacked on to your ISP fees. The purpose is supposed to be to stop child porn, but it would be very easy to, like China, block access to sites that are critical of the government. Watch for similar legislation from an Obama administration.


5 posted on 10/31/2008 3:27:48 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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