"No Soup For You!" Sez The House of Representatives!
By a 34-22 vote, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee rejected a Democratic-backed Net neutrality amendment that also enjoyed support from Internet and software companies including Microsoft, Amazon.com and Google.
Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican and committee chairman, pressured his fellow GOP members to vote against Markey's amendment--even going so far as to remind them that he opposed it and to call in wayward colleagues who had strayed out into the hallway. Net neutrality is "still not clearly defined," Barton said. "It's kind of like pornography: You know it when you see it."
Well this should kill off a few blogs! At Agitprop, we're sure the Senate will save us all from this fate. Click here and here to learn more about Barton, an atavistic little Texas thug owned by the oil industry.