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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Republican antitrust sellout

Just in case it wasn't already obvious that the House and Senate Republicans are not going to do anything about the social media monopolies and their abuse of people whose opinions they don't like:
I obtained the GOP’s confidential antitrust memo for tomorrow’s hearing. It’s a direct betrayal of conservatives.
- Mike Cernovich
I know I'm shocked....

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43 Comments:

Blogger anorganicbear July 29, 2020 5:18 AM  

This is going to embolden the tech monopolies. Say goodbye to anyone right of Mao.

Blogger Sicilian Switchblade July 29, 2020 5:26 AM  

The party of:

"You can walk us off a cliff, but by golly it's only gonna be 1 inch at a time!"

At this point it's as expected as the sun rising in the east tomorrow morning.

Blogger SciVo July 29, 2020 5:27 AM  

A disappointment, but not a surprise.

Blogger Brett baker July 29, 2020 5:52 AM  

Muh Free Market!

Blogger nswhorse July 29, 2020 6:17 AM  

I foresee the 40 or so unexpected GOP retirements in 2018 may be added to. Undermining the President by cucking to the people who attacked his son. Real smart move.

Blogger Pathfinderlight July 29, 2020 6:20 AM  

This is why immigration is so bad. What are conservatives going to do, vote in the other party?

Mind your local primaries and vote out the traitors, I guess.

Blogger Wayne July 29, 2020 6:27 AM  

It's becoming obvious that big tech has purchased the silence of Congress. Parliament of Whores indeed.

Blogger thethirdcoast July 29, 2020 6:40 AM  

Muh Constitution!

Blogger Stilicho July 29, 2020 6:51 AM  

Nothing was going to happen legislatively with democrats controling the House. This hearing is a farce designed to provide cover for the tech monopolies when a DOJ investigation gets underway. DOJ already has the legal tools it needs... it just needs to USE them.

Blogger Paulito July 29, 2020 6:53 AM  

I dispute that it's a betrayal. You can only betray if you're on the same team.

Blogger FisherOfMen July 29, 2020 7:02 AM  

Republicans: We don't have the constitutional right to regulate tech companies!
Democrats: Woohoo! Who cares what we have the right to regulate!

That's assuming even a single Republican is sincere.

Blogger jijijeac July 29, 2020 7:05 AM  

no surprise. "conservativism" is a very large umbrella. the republican party is, and since forever has been ruled by fiscal conservatives not by social conservatives and it is social conservatives who are getting banned by the dozen from social media platforms. the fiscal conservatives are also highly progressive on social issues and couldn't care less about notions such as country, race, tradition, religion, culture as long as the pay half a percent less in taxes. oh yeah fiscal conservatives are also the ones asking for higher immigration to lower the cost of their business, for underpaying american workers and for abusing the "specialist" visa system which big tech uses. Oh yeah the fiscal conservatives always vote progressive on social issues.

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 29, 2020 7:14 AM  

Tech knows exactly what the sellouts have been downloading.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira July 29, 2020 7:53 AM  

How bad could it possibly get from here? We'll soon find out.

Blogger Canada78Bear July 29, 2020 7:55 AM  

I don't think sellout is the correct term, I doubt they even took bribes for this.

Blogger Radical Frontier July 29, 2020 7:56 AM  

They worship money. The evil ones have placed idol worshippers in all positions of power.

Blogger matism July 29, 2020 8:03 AM  

Smash the filthy tribe swill for the evil they have done. Stack their corpses in Times Square and they will get the message!!!

Blogger thethirdcoast July 29, 2020 8:26 AM  

Correct.

Today's cons are merely the well-compensated punching bag faction of the Uniparty.

Blogger Gettimothy July 29, 2020 8:37 AM  

"the republican party is, and since forever has been ruled by fiscal conservatives ..."

Both houses under Obama, they exploded spending, debt and deficits while funding every goddamned leftist wet dream forever.

when your words/definitions are obliterated by seismic facts of scake 11 amplitude, it is time to rethink your suppositions.

Blogger Joeplanet July 29, 2020 8:51 AM  

Portman
Kasich
Kucenich
Boehner
DeWine
Jordan


Ohio can piss all the way off. At least James Traficant was corrupt but honest

Blogger tuberman July 29, 2020 9:04 AM  

9. Stilicho

What you say makes sense, once again. I will say there in a Uniparty deeply embedded in the House with jerks like the Tx eye-patch man and his crew doing a constant (((Bennie Boi))) Judeo-Christian voting.

Blogger Section 8A July 29, 2020 9:12 AM  

I just saw a bow tie eject itself from the DC area spinning away at mach 3.

Blogger MarkyMark July 29, 2020 9:15 AM  

Folks,

Pres. Trump and his DoJ had a simple, easy remedy they could've used years ago: nail the Big Tech CEOs for lying to Congress. Reforming Section 230 won't happen with the Dems controlling the House. Anti-trust actions take a long time; even if DoJ brought an anti-trust action against Big Tech, it would be years before it gets to court. Filing a discrimination charge would likewise take a long time. What's left? Nail the Big Tech CEOs for lying to Congress. Though it's akin to getting Al Capone for tax evasion, it's a way to punish Big Tech.

Why would this be the way to go? One, it's quick. Two, proving the charge would be easy, as Alex Jones and Laura Loomer had already been banned; that was proof right there of what Big Tech had done. Three, it would've been a way to punish Big Tech for its obvious malfeasance.

Blogger The Masked Menace July 29, 2020 9:23 AM  

The Republican Party is a controlled opposition political party. It is the Washington Generals. Its purpose IS to lose. We live in a world of deception and manipulation on a massive scale.

Members of both political parties are compromised. People don't rise up within this corrupt evil system unless they're compromised. There are reasons for blackmail operations like that run by Epstein.

But don't lose heart. Logos is rising. Millions, if not billions, around the planet begin to see clearly.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 July 29, 2020 9:24 AM  

Who is paying them off? It isn't the Tech companies because they obviously hate Republicans.

Blogger Crush Limbraw July 29, 2020 10:01 AM  

Last night on Tucker - Don Jr was whining about his alternative medical doctor video being censored from his social media site..
Here is what I fantasized him saying: "It is long past time for Mitch McMuffin and his GOP cohorts in the senate to grow some balls and work for the American people's interest - CRAP or get off DaPot!"
One can dream, can't one?

Blogger OneWingedShark July 29, 2020 10:25 AM  

VD wrote:I know I'm shocked….SciVo wrote:A disappointment, but not a surprise.
If Republicans were actually about the things they claim/present themselves to be about, we wouldn't be in half the mess we're in today. Unfortunately, at the national level they're so eager to stab their base in the back even Benedict Arnold would be aghast.

anorganicbear wrote:This is going to embolden the tech monopolies. Say goodbye to anyone right of Mao.Wayne wrote:It's becoming obvious that big tech has purchased the silence of Congress. Parliament of Whores indeed.
Pretty much. Though I suspect there's a significant portion of congress that has been bought off by corporations and, given the non-loyalty of multinational corporations, this seems to me to be an excellent vector for foreign nations to subvert US leadership.

thethirdcoast wrote:Muh Constitution!
What the hell are you on about?
The Constitution, if anything, would secure the right of the accused… too bad it's been effectively replaced by the Judiciary's incoherent fever-dream babbling.

FisherOfMen wrote:Republicans: We don't have the constitutional right to regulate tech companies!
And why, exactly is this the "regulation of tech companies"? As we have seen with various companies, particularly Patreon these past few weeks, it's not that they aren't being "regulated", it's that they're being lawless. (There's a huge difference between forcing them to follow the law and "regulating" them.)

jijijeac wrote:no surprise. "conservativism" is a very large umbrella. the republican party is, and since forever has been ruled by fiscal conservatives
A national debt of $26 Trillion says you're full of shit.

Blogger Off The Wall July 29, 2020 10:47 AM  

swiftfoxmark2 wrote:Who is paying them off? It isn't the Tech companies because they obviously hate Republicans.

Please come back when you are tall enough for the ride.

Blogger jijijeac July 29, 2020 1:28 PM  

@27 found the civnat.

Blogger Morrisfactor July 29, 2020 1:29 PM  

Except for Trump and a handful of his true supporters, our political parties are just two sides of the same coin.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 29, 2020 1:38 PM  

Who is paying them off? It isn't the Tech companies because they obviously hate Republicans.

None of the major tech companies gives 100% to Democrats. Some are very close, but even Twitter was something like 99% in 2018. Oracle, Intel, and HP were down around 70-80%. I suspect they choose their GOP donations very purposefully.

Also, there are other ways to buy someone besides campaign donations.

Also also, some GOP politicos are just tarded enough to take the side of anything that looks like a private business. And they certainly don't understand that on the Internet, Big Tech is effectively a government, not a private citizen.

Blogger OneWingedShark July 29, 2020 4:46 PM  

MarkyMark wrote:Reforming Section 230 won't happen with the Dems controlling the House.
Why is everyone so focused on "reforming" Section 230?
Isn't this obviously a trap? All that needs to be done is applying it, as written, in its current form: hell, the internal-docs from the Veritas Google-leaker are enough to prove that Google is an editor and not a platform.

jijijeac wrote:@27 found the civnat.
What did I say that was "civnat"?
Adherence to the Constitution does not make one "civnat".

Morrisfactor wrote:Except for Trump and a handful of his true supporters, our political parties are just two sides of the same coin.
Honestly, on this issue I don't think even Trump qualifies as an exception — remember that he called Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet’s Google, and Amazon "MAGA companies" and has done nothing about them abusing his followers.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 29, 2020 4:55 PM  

Jim Jordan must not have gotten the memo that they were supposed to sellout.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 29, 2020 5:16 PM  

And Gaetz caught Zuckerberg in a lie. Guess he didn't get the memo to go soft on them either.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 29, 2020 5:34 PM  

Gaetz called Facebook Faceberg. Cue Jews losing their shit and calling it an antisemitic dog-whistle.

Blogger Cetera July 29, 2020 7:53 PM  

It appears that Cernovich may have gotten rolled on this.

Blogger Bezzle July 29, 2020 9:12 PM  

Well, they gotta do something to get his bloated sow of a NASDAQ to jump through the high hoop of 7/31 call-strikes. They are paid to deliver!

Blogger Bezzle July 29, 2020 9:37 PM  

“This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn.

American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader... Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom.”


(Robert Lewis Dabney, 1897)

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 29, 2020 11:14 PM  

Fiscal conservatives. Lol. Sure.

Blogger Terrific July 29, 2020 11:28 PM  

Who's paying them off? No one!

You don't pay a cuck to f*ck his wife! He'd gladly pay YOU if you let him watch!

Cuckservative and Republicuck are not metaphors for a cuckold. They're synonyms.

Blogger Bezzle July 30, 2020 12:49 AM  

On the subject of Big Tech deplatforming, I noticed today that Safari (Apple's built-in browser) displays this alert whenever an Infogalactic URL is encountered, either by link-click or a dropped cut-n-paste into the URL field. (Safari appears to have no trouble displaying archive.vn or archive.org snapshots of the IG pages in questions, even though achive.org's URL contains the IG URL within it). Work-arounds exist, but are laborious, and I doubt that anyone satisfied with using their OS' default browser would bother -- they'll simply assume that their ever-vigilant browser is protecting them from malicious scum and villainy.

This phenomena was observed on an older iMac running El Capitan, with a wireless Comcast ISP (no VPN) connection. I have not tested PC or mobile versions of Safari, or later version of the desktop OS.

Just a heads-up, in case it's something solvable.

Blogger KnightTemplarr July 30, 2020 8:33 AM  

In postepstein world, maybe he was just compromised from the start and the OSU wrestling stories were true?

Blogger Trumpeter August 03, 2020 7:54 AM  

No, no. They did something. They raised a lot of donation $$$ in short order.

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