Mark Warner, another Demonratic pile of shit.
Sorry to stir up the fetid waters of the c99 swamp, but we, c99'ers, are insignificant compared to the huge Potomac Swamp, positioned in the Heart of Darkness, er, Washington, District of Corruption. Now, folks, as Obomber used to say, this is ugly, no matter how you look at it--even in the dark of night. So, while I might later compose some stuff about our Californicated Respresentive Trash, such as Rep. Swalwell (rhymes with "doesn't smell well"). today I shall sing the praises? of Mark Warner, coming from the land of Presidents, like Washington, Jefferson, and the whole bunch. I am afraid the pendulum is swing wildly away from the hallowed "mother of Presidents", i.e., Virginia to become the motherfucker of politics. For starters, think of Terrible Terry "I brought McCabe" McAuliffe--unsentenced money launderer for Clinton Crime Family. For a measly sum of $700K he bought the enduring affection of Doctor (I shudder to acknowledge that) McCabe, who appropriately lost the race for Congress. Under Virginia law, candidates are allowed to keep all the campaign funds not expended. That's probably a lot considering the losing campaign of the "Doctor".
Then consider Tim "Mr. Charisma" Kaine, the only person that could make Killary look like a left winger. He's Virginia, through and through.
Finally, in this abbreviated list of malefactors, is the wunnerful Senator Mark Warner, about whom you may read here.
Warner then graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1980 and coached the law school's first intramural women's basketball team. Warner has never practiced law. In the early 1980s, he served as a staffer to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT). He later used his knowledge of federal telecommunication law and policies as a broker of mobile phone franchise licenses, making a significant fortune. As founder and managing director of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, he helped found or was an early investor in a number of technology companies, including Nextel. He co-founded Capital Cellular Corporation, and built up an estimated net worth of more than $200 million. As of 2012, he was the wealthiest U.S. Senator.
Not to say he hasn't proposed good legislation, but his stances on vital subjects, such as medicare for all, immigration reform (and I do NOT consider DACA meaningful immigration reform) plus backing renewal of the ill-named Patriot Act are decidedly Right Wing DINO. He was also one of the "Gang of Six" determined to wipe out Medicare / Medicaid and significant measures promoting Medicare for all. ("I have my insurance--you can all die").
So, Marky Mark has gone on to extend his legend as a flaming piece of feces.
1. Marky Mark colluded with the dreaded Russians!
Sen. Mark Warner reportedly was in contact with a Russian oligarch last year in an attempt to contact the former British intelligence agent behind the Trump dossier, Fox News reported late Thursday.
Mr. Warner, Virginia Democrat, was in contact with lobbyist Adam Waldman, who had ties to Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska, to try and connect with Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier. Mr. Waldman apparently said he could put Mr. Warner in touch with Mr. Steele, according to text messages obtained by Fox News.
2. Not being content to rest on his laurels (which actually belong on the head), Marky Mark is now determined to PROTECT us rubes from fake news.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner made millions in the murky world of government-issued cellular licensing. He parlayed his riches into a governorship and U.S. Senate seat. Today, from his perch as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. Warner has produced a 20-point plan to take on Facebook , Google and other tech giants with “potentially insuperable competitive advantages over new entrants.” Insuperable! Of course most of his proposals would end up locking the big guys in place while freezing innovation.
No matter. The shallow-analysis pundit class jubilated. Mr. Warner and Democrats could “crack down on Big Tech,” “tame social media,” and “knock Silicon Valley into shape.” Woo-hoo. The cheerleaders’ only complaint is the lack of a 21st proposal: breaking up the tech giants. Still, Mr. Warner wants to show that techland has gotten too big for its breeches and that the center of power radiates from the Hill—not the Valley. But he forgets that there’s one market to rule them all.
Good luck getting through Mr. Warner’s 23-page report. It’s filled with impossible-to-implement mandates (identify bots), silly bromides (addressing the safety and security of at-risk individuals), and dangerous power grabs (updating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act). If even a handful of these proposals become law, faceless bureaucrats would control the internet instead of energetic entrepreneurs. No one would win under this new internet. And compliance costs would be so massive that no new startups would emerge.
Translation: Uncle Sam will determine what your feeble minds may be allowed to discern, providing the information does not cast doubt or blame upon the
Reich Regime (Sieg Heil!). A true advocate for the First Amendment! Freedom of speech--as long as it is approved speech, carefully reviewed by the commissars from the Ministry of Truth.
The full wording of the proposed bill is hidden behind a WSJ paywall.
However, some of the clauses in the proposed ban on free expression are quoted in this video by Random Rants of Ryan
I love his genteel prose, soothing and relaxing as is mine.
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