Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Sorry, folks -- both very busy and fighting a cold, so minimal deep thinking lately.


I won't rest easy on net neutrality until it is law (OK, not then either), but this is certainly a good sign:

Two Senators on Friday called for a congressional hearing to investigate reports that phone and cable companies are unfairly stifling communications over the Internet and on cell phones.

Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said the incidents involving several companies, including Comcast Corp., Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., have raised serious concerns over the companies' "power to discriminate against content."


When St. Rudy of the Sacred 9/11 (just noticed that "sacred" is an anagram for "scared") announced he was rooting for the BoSox in the World Series, did he know that he was thereby rooting against God's Own Team?


Joe Lieberman meets the Sopranos.



The Judiciary Committee Dems are about to once again pull defeat from the jaws of victory. The Mukasey nomination looked like a lock. Then he refused to weigh in on waterboarding, and it looked like that might be enough to doom his chances. Brian Beutler groks what is really going on -- approving torture is a job prerequisite. And because rejecting him for that more-than-sufficient reason would show principle and spine, I confidently predict that just enough Dems (paging Senator Feinstein) will vote "yea" to confirm him, thereby not onlyfailing to stop torture, but actually approving it.

Update: even Sully gets it.


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