December 17, 2017

Knowledgeable Net Neutrality Foe’s ‘Legalese’ Angers MSNBC’s Ali Velshi

On Thursday, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi interviewed former FCC Director Robert McDowell about that agency’s move to eliminate the Obama administration’s “Open Internet Order,” better known as its “net neutrality” regulations. Velshi was in over his head, and as people who find themselves in such a situation often do, he resorted to hostility, bluster, and an accusation of condescension to try to make up for his repeated attempts to make a tired little-guy-versus-big-guy argument against the FCC’s action.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (121717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Gorbachev on St. John Paul II

Filed under: Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

From an item at Catholic News Agency about a visit to the Vatican by Russian students in 1992:

Russia was dear to St. John Paul II’s heart, as he had played a critical role in the peaceful fall of communism and the Soviet Union. Just a few years prior, he had met for over an hour with President Mikhail Gorbachev, who later said the peaceful dissolution of the USSR would have been impossible without the Roman Pontiff.