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    whether it's done by a repug or a dem it's criminal...

    there must be a law that states that only one item can be on a bill..

    But the christian fanatic Brownback (idiot who is hell bent on getting Howard Stern) somehow got a ride along on the new Defense Bill!

    Basically anyone who votes against this new bill will be viewed as 'not supporting the troops'!..total political BS..

    here it is:


    Late last month, the Senate approved a rider introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., to a Department of Defense authorization bill increases the FCC's maximum fine tenfold to $275,000 per incident, with a maximum fine of $3 million a day.



    So they are trying to regulate free speech...
    This one little item is thrown into the middle of a HUGE defense bill that will easily pass....

    so basically this zealot will now have fuel to attack any broadcaster who doesn't fit his liitle born again christian background..

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    bman, the FCC has been "trying to regulate free speech" ever since it existed. Yes, riders are awful, and you are likely correct that this particular rider is awful as well, though I don't know much about it. Remember this the next time you or some other Democrat villifies some GOP legislator for voting against a bill that you think should pass.

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    It is absurd that the president doesnt have one-line item veto power. The governors have them, so they are able to pick and choose what they want to veto and not. There is no reason the president shouldnt be allowed to do so. I doubt Bush would veto the FCC rider, but these riders can start playing some dirty games.

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    the worst thing Bush did was make Howard Stern Angry... people love that guy :D

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    Here is some more on the FCC.

    [url=http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/07/08/0155226.shtml?tid=123&tid=153&tid=99]http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/07/08/01552...&tid=153&tid=99[/url]

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Section109Row15[/i]@Jul 8 2004, 10:57 AM
    [b] Here is some more on the FCC.

    [url=http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/07/08/0155226.shtml?tid=123&tid=153&tid=99]http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/07/08/01552...&tid=153&tid=99[/url] [/b][/quote]
    Do you guys think we need the FCC or not?

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    [quote][b]Do you guys think we need the FCC or not?
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    Yes they do serve some purpose and generate cash for the government by licensing out spectrums. But when they go on witch hunts or track down 12 yr olds broadcasting radio out of their garage, then they have gone too far.

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    the FCC will hang on for a long time but technologically speaking it's days are numbered long term.

    the "net" has no FCC and people are making the move over time. Can the FCC regulate what's on Sirrus radio?

    radio as a medium will always be useful but it's questionable how much longer the bandwidths will be happening economically... look at Viacom's business model woes... Blockbuster is getting jobbed by Netflix... Itunes and Sat radio is hot...

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Jul 8 2004, 11:16 AM
    [b] the FCC will hang on for a long time but technologically speaking it's days are numbered long term.

    the "net" has no FCC and people are making the move over time. Can the FCC regulate what's on Sirrus radio?

    radio as a medium will always be useful but it's questionable how much longer the bandwidths will be happening economically... look at Viacom's business model woes... Blockbuster is getting jobbed by Netflix... Itunes and Sat radio is hot... [/b][/quote]
    I tend to agree....

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    Here's one thing that people seem to be overlooking in this so-called 'regulate free speech' and/or 'Bush has it out for Stern' Conspiracy.

    [color=red][SIZE=4][b]HOWARD STERN SUCKS ASS[/b][/color][/SIZE]

    The guy is about as funny as brain cancer. His show sucks, plain and simple. His routine is WAY old, his shows are all the same. He's lame, maybe that's why his show is gone.

    Why should a company continue a show that is WAAAAY past its prime when said show led by an absolute idiot who is going to nothing but const them more money?

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