FCC Announces “Net Neutrality” Order

In Government, Technology by J Michel MetzLeave a Comment

The FCC today released it’s “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet” order, a.k.a. “Net Neutrality.” Weighing in at nearly 600 pages, it is a monstrous behemoth. It’s important to note that the order was not unanimous among the commissioners (3-2). Commissioners Pai and O‚ÄôRielly dissenting and issuing separate¬†statements and included as an addendum inside the document. The contents of this …

Thought for the Day, From Cicero

In Government, Philosophy, Politics by J Michel Metz4 Comments

“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean …

The TSA Must Be Abolished

In Customer Service, Government, Travel by J Michel Metz7 Comments

There is no secret that I hate the TSA. I have always hated the TSA. Tom Daschle has a lot to answer for. Today did nothing to help my impression of the TSA, and in what was a long stream of insanity (ultimately capped by the most inappropriate “bad touching” I’ve ever experienced, I nearly lost it. I was a …

California’s Slight of Hand

In Government, Philosophy, Politics, Religion by J Michel MetzLeave a Comment

By now the story about teaching Islam in California’s government schools should be pretty well known. Most conservative organizations and authors lament the fact that no other religion is taught in those schools, as well as the fact that the negative aspects of Islam are often glossed over or ignored. These conservatives are, however, seriously missing the point.