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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Now some US Senators are introducing legislation to preempt the return of the Fairness Doctrine

McCain introduces talk radio legislation
by Mike Sunnucks

Arizona Sen. John McCain has introduced federal legislation to protect talk radio shows from the reinstatement of past rules that required dissenting voices be given equal time on their shows.

McCain and fellow GOP Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Norm Coleman of Minnesota have put forward legislation preventing the reinstatement of the 'Fairness Doctrine'.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

The US House headed off the Fairness Doctrine at the pass.

Fairness Doctrine hammered 309-115
By Alexander Bolton

The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using taxpayer dollars to impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters who feature conservative radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

By a vote of 309-115, lawmakers amended the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill to bar the FCC from requiring broadcasters to balance conservative content with liberal programming such as Air America.

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More on the Fairness Doctrine

I posted an article earlier here in which Senator Dianne Feinstein pushed for counter balancing conservative talk radio by enacting the Fairness Doctrine.

Now Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) has stated he would like to see the Fairness Doctrine reinstated. View the article here.

Senator John "Flip Flop" Kerry (D-MA) also is calling for a renewal of the Fairness Doctrine. Hear his comment here. He won't flip-flop on this one.

These senators want to make it so difficult for conservative talk radio by the added liberal "balance" that it will not be economically feasible to continue conservative broadcasts. These politicians are not interested in the First Amendment right of free speech. They see conservative talk radio as a threat to the liberal bias spewed by most TV networks, almost all newspapers and National Public Radio. Their free market attempt to counter conservative talk radio ended in the bankruptcy of Air America. Liberals do not believe in the free market and will regulate it by using excuses such as "balanced view points."

Sunday, June 24, 2007

When Leftists cannot compete with the Right in the arena of ideas, they try to make rules to stifle them.

Democrats hope to hush Rush
Feinstein looking at Fairness Doctrine, says talk radio 'overwhelmingly 1 way'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is "looking at" bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, a controversial policy designed to ensure equal time for all political viewpoints on radio, but criticized by many as resulting in the opposite result.

When asked by Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" if she would revive the measure, said, "Well, I'm looking at it, as a matter of fact, Chris, because I think there ought to be an opportunity to present the other side. And unfortunately, talk radio is overwhelmingly one way."

Wallace pointed out, "But the argument would be it's the marketplace, and if liberals want to put on their own talk radio, they can put it on. At this point, they don't seem to be able to find much of a market."

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Everyone is invited to the Taylors Falls Republican picnic. Details are below. Click on the graphic to enlarge it.

Friday, June 22, 2007

First rewarding bad kids in school, then rewarding illegal immigrants with amnesty, now...

Bribing Bad Parents
By Bill O'Reilly for BillOReilly.comThursday, June 21, 2007

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As Michael Moore runs around the country telling everyone that America is horrible because it does not provide free health care, intelligent people understand that there are limits to what a free, capitalistic society can do. The founding fathers set up a system that heavily relied upon self-reliance and competition, with only a small dose of governmental intrusion. And that means some people are going to live irresponsibly. But unless they break the law, nobody can stop them.

A good example of this is bad parenting. Millions of American parents are just terrible, routinely abusing and neglecting their children. But unless the abuse is extreme, those children usually remain in the charge of bad parents. It is not against the law to be ignorant or inappropriate in front of your kid.

Now there is a move in New York City to bribe bad parents. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has set up an anti-poverty initiative, financed by private donations, including his own, that would pay bad parents to do things that good parents do without thought. Read the Full Article

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This is an article about immigration.

The Jeopardy of Reform
By Charles Krauthammer

Comprehensive immigration reform is in jeopardy because it is a complex compromise with too many moving parts and too many competing interests. Employers want a guest worker program; unions want to kill it. Reformers want to introduce a point system that preferentially admits skilled and educated immigrants; immigrant groups naturally want to keep the existing family preference system. Liberals want legalization now; conservatives insist on enforcement "triggers" first.

There is only one provision that has unanimous support: stronger border enforcement. I've seen senators stand up and object to the point system, to chain migration, to guest workers, to every and any idea in this bill -- except one. I have yet to hear a senator stand up and say she is against better border enforcement.

Read the whole article here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Yesterday Pachy was getting ready to rumble in the North Branch parade. Her maiden voyage was a success (now that's mixing metaphors!).

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Taylors Falls Republicans have created Pachy the pachyderm. Pachy will make her debut in the North Branch parade on Sunday, June 17. She is available for all parades and political events. Make plans to see her in your parade. Pachy will give the Chisago County Republicans a more visible presence.