Here We Go… Feds Explore Regulating Blogs and Websites

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Gateway Pundit

Liberals on the Federal Election Commission are discussing new rules to regulate websites and blogs. The new regulations would require websites to disclose their political donors.
The Washington Examiner reported:

Claiming that thousands of public comments condemning “dark money” in politics can’t be ignored, the Democratic-chaired Federal Election Commission on Wednesday appeared ready to open the door to new regulations on donors, bloggers and others who use the Internet to influence policy and campaigns.

During a broad FEC hearing to discuss a recent Supreme Court decision that eliminated some donor limits, proponents encouraged the agency to draw up new funding disclosure rules and require even third-party internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would extinguish a 2006 decision to keep the agency’s hands off the Internet.

Noting the 32,000 public comments that came into the FEC in advance of the hearing, Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said, “75 percent thought that we need to do more about money in politics, particularly in the area of disclosure. And I think that’s something that we can’t ignore.”

But a former Republican FEC chairman said in his testimony that if the agency moves to regulate the Internet, including news voices like the Drudge Report as GOP commissioners have warned, many thousands more comments will flood in in opposition of regulation.

“If you produce a rule that says we are going to start regulating this stuff, including the internet and so on, I think you will see a lot more than 32,000 comments come in and I don’t think staff will analyze them and find that 75 percent are favorable to more regulation,” said Bradley Smith, now with the Center for Competitive Politics.

Democratic Chairwoman Ann Ravel, who called the hearing, has said she wants to regulate politicking on the Internet, though she has pulled back amid a public outcry, especially among conservatives who see her move as a bid to silence center-right websites and Internet based conservative groups and news sites.

Net neutrality a looming threat to free speech

WatchDog.org

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on a new “net neutrality” regulatory framework for the Internet on Feb. 26. FCC has already been stopped in its tracks twice by federal courts which have ruled that the FCC has no authority to impose such regulations. Not to be thwarted, the Obama administration has doubled down, declaring the Internet a public utility subject to regulation under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.

While the administration promises a bonanza of new benefits, this regulatory framework will stifle innovation, hobble Internet startups, and ultimately place the heavy hand of government on both accessibility and new media content.

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Obama State Dept: We’re “Comfortable Doing Business” with Designated Terror Group Muslim Brotherhood

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Freedom Outpost

While Egypt got some sense in their heads nearly two years ago and ousted Mohamed Morsi as president and later dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood as a political party in Egypt and declared them a terrorist group, the Obama administration continues to cover for Islam and do business with America’s enemies. In fact, they say they are quite “comfortable” doing business with the known Islamic terrorist group.

One day after the brutal murder of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State, Barack Obama met with Muslim Brotherhood members at the White House. The press was banned.

Friends, we are not talking about just hosting enemies here. We are talking aiding and abetting America’s enemies. That’s constitutionally called Treason.

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The Barack Hessein Obama Memorial Landfill Is A Perfect Location for His Presidential Library

Free Republic

In a fitting honor of his legacy, the state of North Dakota named its new monster landfill as the Barack Hussein Obama Memorial Landfill to underscore the feelings of most Americans with an IQ above 10.
“We wanted to do something to honor the president,” says Republican State Senator Doug Perlman, who was the lead sponsor of the bill. “And I think a pile of garbage is a fitting tribute to Obama’s presidency.”

Roadside America

Moonbattery

Looking for victims? You just took the wrong road:

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Via Lancaster Online:

Conoy Township has a message for criminals who might be thinking about preying on its residents: This is not a gun-free zone.

And that’s exactly what visitors will see once all the signs are securely in place along every road leading into the township. …

Stephen Mohr, a Conoy Township supervisor and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, said the signs cost about $500 for all 16.

Mohr said the feedback so far has been positive.

“You have to realize that to most people in this township God, guns, family and friends are the four most important things,” he said.

For their own safety, Pennsylvania criminals are encouraged to remain in the Democrat zones of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Obama’s Dangerous Narcissism

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Independent Sentinel

Barack Obama won’t listen to anyone and as the world falls into chaos and disorder, he can’t see reality because he is a narcissist who only cares about fundamentally transforming the United States.

Obama has half the nation on government entitlements/subsidies/payouts and has successfully divided us into a nation of takers and givers. He is making us into his image of himself and his ideology.

 

He has created a welfare state whose sole purpose is to forge a majority political coalition wedded to the Democratic Party. His open borders policy has the same goal.

He has divided and paid off innumerable constituencies.

The stimulus; the health care overhaul; the redirecting of financial resources to the inner cities; the explosion in the number of Americans on food stamps and welfare; the massive spending increases in public education, infrastructure and agriculture; the green-energy boondoggles; the bailouts of the auto industry; the contraceptive mandate; the federal funding of abortion; support for homosexual “marriage”; and pushing amnesty for illegal aliens — all of these measures directly bought off key liberal constituencies, such as unions, public-sector workers, environmentalists, Native-Americans, blacks, Hispanics, feminists and the homosexual community.

He gave a ‘public service message’ during the Grammys the other day and falsely claimed one in five women in the U.S. are raped or have been almost raped, whatever that means. We can only conclude that men are hopeless beasts. It’s just another way he divides Americans.

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Saudi Arabia And Turkey Demand Cuba Allow Them To Build A Mosque…

Weasel Zippers

Don’t do it, Cuba.

Turkey has applied to Cuban officials to build a mosque in the Caribbean country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

“We have applied [to the Cuban officials] to build a mosque similar to the one in Ortaköy; we are waiting,” Erdoğan said Feb. 9, while responding to journalists on board while en route to his South American tour.

Saudi Arabian officials have also placed a similar application, Erdoğan said. “We will build it if we get the permission. There are around 4,000 Muslims in Cuba,” he said.

Erdoğan is scheduled to visit Cuba on Feb. 10 and 11 after his visit to Colombia ends.

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