Dementia seems to have set in. All of that show during the last presidential campaign, where his mother was brought around, ostensibly revealing that long life and, more importantly, clear thought well into old age, runs in the family, was obviously subterfuge. He is clearly not in full control of his faculties.

In a story on ComputerWorld we see –

U.S. Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), has introduced legislation that would block the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from creating new net neutrality rules, on the same day that the FCC took the first step toward doing so.

McCain on Thursday introduced the Internet Freedom Act, which would keep the FCC from enacting rules prohibiting broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Internet content and applications. Net neutrality rules would create “onerous federal regulation,” McCain said in a written statement.

The FCC on Thursday voted to begin a rulemaking process to formalize net neutrality rules. The rules, as proposed, would allow Web users to run the legal applications and access the legal Web sites of their choice. Providers could use “reasonable” network management to reduce congestion and maintain quality of service, but the rules would require them to be transparent with consumers about their efforts.

Someone needs to re-educate this man, as he seems to have lost the main points of his party and Republican thought. Not only do they believe in greed (oops, did I say that…shame on me for getting off topic), they believe in unrestricted access to most everything. This unfettered access includes the internet, so the implementation of Net Neutrality should be something that should have every Republican vote behind it without any holdouts.

That is, unless there is something we are missing. The operative thought here would seem to be that greed tops everything, even freedom, as the citation McCain uses to justify his ramblings is the wireless industry, which he states is in great shape because of limited government intervention. Yeah, sure.

With that, the picture begins to focus. It must be the money being waved at him, or perhaps placed in his pockets, that is clouding his mind. Not that he is so different from any other politician. On both sides, money is always the most powerful motivator.

It’s just that this time, the man seems to have missed the fact that this piece of legislation would put him in direct conflict with the principle that most identify as the core of the GOP, freedom.

We’ll have to get out the memo to the party members who are budding Republicans – the ones who believe in freedom, and don’t yet have enough contact with money to become as out of their minds as pigs in the new slop pile.

I guess Sarah Palin was right, he’s just getting all maverick-y… thank goodness he’s in a place where he can be controlled, one of 100, instead of leader of the free world.

Unfortunately, later in the article, the claim is made that McCain’s Foolishness Act of 2009 might actually stand a chance, for as I stated the fight for freedom gets really bogged down with the application of money. And it’s certain that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are buying as many votes as they possibly can, knowing they will recoup the money from us, when they are in the clear to do as they wish.

The Rutles may have said it best :  All You Need Is Cash.

Update -10-23-09 I do so love it when my views are validated by the ‘larger press’ see [ http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=5094&tag=content;col1 ]  Mr. Blankenhorn seems to agree with all my points – not that you need to be Nostradamus to reason this out, but there certainly are many trying to obfuscate the truth.

Update – 10-24-09 PC World shows that McCain truly is in the pocket of the big telcos [ http://www.pcworld.com/article/174280/mccain2.html?tk=rss_news ] Why was this not released earlier?

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