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Julius Genachowski: FCC Chairman Mao Jumps The Shark

By Internet Lawyer

Julius Genachowski fccWho is FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski?

Julius Genachowski is a piece of work. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), he ignores the U.S. Constitution in his quest to impose unwanted Net Neutrality rules on the Internet. He’s like every sidekick you see working for Third World dictators trying to control the masses by force, against the rule of law, and contrary to the popular will of the people.

Here’s why guys like Genachowski don’t belong in any position of power.

Court And The Electorate Oppose Julius Genachowski

Genachowski’s FCC has already been slapped down in court on this issue, i.e. specifically told that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authority to impose Net Neutrality. If Congress had wanted to give the FCC the authority to regulate the Internet, it would have done so in a L-A-W. So why is Julius Genachowski trying to yet again impose Net Neutrality by FCC regulation?

To make things clearer from an electoral front, all 95 congressional candidates who supported Net Neutrality this fall (by signing a pledge to implement it) were defeated on November 2nd. When all politicians who run on the issue lose, it’s a safe bet that Net Neutrality is about as popular as listening to President Hopey Dopey Changey explain for the four billionth time why the American people are too stupid to understand his brilliance.

Speaking of President Dopey, FCC Chairman Genachowski is also a lawyer who worked with Dopey on Harvard Law Review while they were in school together. Were they too busy rolling blunts to make it to the Constitutional Law classes that explained how the President’s henchmen don’t have the constitutional authority to bypass the legislative and judicial branches to rule by regulatory fiat?

What’s Julius Genachowski trying to achieve?

  • Is he trying to get a Net Neutrality Czar appointment from his boss?
  • Is he trying to stage a cyber coup?
  • Is he kissing up to the New York Times and the D.C. cocktail circuit so that he can get warm press reviews and invitations to wine-and-brie parties?
  • Is he hoping for a federal judicial nomination so he can wreak havoc for decades shredding the Constitution while wearing a black robe?
  • Is he simply doing this as a crass political favor to pay off the pro-Net Neutrality guys who funded Dopey’s presidential campaign?

Whatever the reason, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is unfit to serve in public office. His illegal attempts to regulate the Internet during a lame duck session of Congress should lead to some interesting times on Capitol Hill when U.S. House of Representatives convenes next year. Unfortunately, we’ll still be dealing with yet another unconstitutional usurpation of power by a public official who has jumped the shark.

Julius Genachowski Opposes The Rule of Law

How much power is to be granted before arrest warrants get issued?

  • Bank takeovers
  • Auto company takeovers
  • Healthcare nationalization
  • Unaccountable/unelected czars
  • Net Neutrality

Either the rule of law applies in this country or it does not. If you want Net Neutrality, Congress is the place to start. Sadly, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is one of those guys who thinks the rules don’t apply him and the law is what he and his cronies dictate to the rest of us.

On the “bright” side, if FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gets his way in controlling the Internet, ultimately he will be able to get this blog shut down as subversive.

Net Neutrality Died November 2, 2010

By Internet Lawyer

Net NeutralityVoters Kill Net Neutrality

As a Website attorney, I believe political support for Net Neutrality was just killed in the voting booths nationwide.

Here’s why…

95 Democrat congressional candidates signed a pledge in favor of Network Neutrality. Of those 95, every single one appears to have lost election/re-election.

Net Neutrality Makes Bad Politics

Although there a variety of issues at stake, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or a Website attorney for that matter, to figure out that going 0 for 95 makes a poor case for any politician in the near-term to vote for Net Neutrality.

Net Neutrality by Regulatory Fiat?

The only way you’ll see this zombie revived in the short-term is if White House pushes federal regulatory agencies to circumvent Congress and impose Network Neutrality by fiat. Given the track record of the administration to appoint rogue “Czars,” this possibility of regulatory Net Neutrality still exists despite prior court rulings that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the power to implement it.

However, imposing Network Neutrality by regulation instead of law would be foolish when the opposition party now controls the purse strings for those agencies after recapturing the U.S. House of Representatives.

To your online success!

-Mike the Website attorney

FTC Staff Opposes Net Neutrality

By Internet Lawyer

Instead of supporting heavy-handed regulation as proposed by Google and other major online players, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s staff came out against so-called “Net Neutrality.” Here’s a link to the 170-page report in case you have insomnia.

In plain English, this means that the FTC is going to let competitive market forces determine pricing instead of the government.

In the alternative, one could have elected idiots regulate the Internet when they don’t have a clue what it is…just ask U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. He thinks the Web is a “series of tubes” and “not a big truck.” Check out the video.

Google, AT&T, And Net Neutrality Update

By Internet Lawyer

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission placed network neutrality conditions on AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth.

Using these restrictions as a model, Google is lobbying Congress to pass legislation that provides Internet neutrality with respect to access, thereby preventing ISPs from charging higher rates for priority access to the Net.

Hat tip to ContraCostaTimes.

Net Neutrality Back In The Spotlight

By Internet Lawyer

With big players like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon pushing the issue, the FTC will revisit the issue of net neutrality versus tiered pricing.

The heavy lobbying and campaign contributions are designed to tilt the playing field further to the advantage of the big online companies at the expense of small business and individual consumers.

Watch this issue closely as it will affect your pocketbook.

Hat tip to Technocrat.