Romp Not Lest Ye Be Romped

Note to Twin Cities’ Leftybloggers:  Please, please try to get your facts straight when you want to try to noodle about with issues I genuinely care about.  You might get Haugenned.

Fair warning.

Liberal in the Land of Conservative writes:

HOLY CRAP, the Democratic leadership in Congress is pushing the Fairness Doctrine. Who are the magical creatures that can pass a doctrine without nary a bill in existence?

Dear LITLOC:  Congresspeople, thanks to the miracle of “voices”, the “First Amendment” and “the Media”, can say things outside the context of “bills”.  For example, they can tell a reporter “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they’re in a better position to make a decision.”  That’d be Dick “Turban” Durbin.  Bear in mind, he said that without authoring a bill on the subject.


And – just so’s you learn something, LITLOC – let’s be clear; Congress needn’t pass a single bill to reinstate the “Fairness” Doctrine.  If Obama puts three pro-Doctrine members on the FCC Board, the “Doctrine” can become fact again by executive fiat; no legislation will be needed, beyond confirmation hearings.  This, indeed, is the most dangerous scenario for supporters of free speech; Obama (and the smarter Dems) don’t want to pee on the third rail by legislating censorship – but how much political capital do you think Obama will burn getting in the way of an allied bureaucracy doing it for them?

Seriously, I thought Mitch Berg was supposed to be the smart one.

Among conservative bloggers?  No. I’m the cute one.

Compared to Twin Cities’ leftybloggers?  In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Do your homework, kids.  You’re gonna need to.

6 thoughts on “Romp Not Lest Ye Be Romped

  1. I can’t believe it!!!

    Folks on the Left believe it is quite acceptable to discuss a variety of topics that have no immediate legislative action in the near future… and they believe no one should get excited about such topics, at least not until the possibility of a bill exists.

    That’s funny.

    If only it were true.

  2. Do your homework, kids. You’re gonna need to.

    Now that Obama is President, he’ll do my homework.

  3. Gov’t regulators don’t need bills to enforce things. Ask anyone who owns a small business and has been harrassed (although in fairness to gov’t types, more often then not, the regulators work with the businesses to make changes deamed needed by said gov’t).

  4. Obama wants to be Lincoln… Lincoln shut down over 300 newspapers, in the North, for opposing his point of view. Jailed thousands of political dissenters, again Northerners.

    The more I learn about the historical Lincoln (rather than the mythical Lincoln) the more I think the Left can claim him, & the more I become concerned about Barry’s man-lust for him

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