Ladies and Gentlemen–We Have Cloture! Now it is Time for Full Disclosure

Mick Gregory

The American people have spoken and shut down the elite 100 U.S. Senators who wanted to change America’s core values just to win future votes and get cheap labor.

We can secure our border with current laws and send all illegal law breakers back home. The men and women with the big hair can go home on summer vacation now.

We have to thank Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Dennis Miller for bringing our voices further.

“If only the Fairness Doctrine were in place,” Harry Reed and Ted Kennedy are shaking their heads in agreement.

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The Fairness Doctrine was created by FDR as part of the FCC in 1934, it was finally struck down by Ronald Reagan and the air waves became free

Mick Gregory

The FDR administration is the closest the U.S. came to forming a socialist, Soviet-style one-party government. It was that administration that created huge tax increases to support The New Deal, and the so called Fairness Doctrine.

In 1934, the Democrat dominated U.S. Congress prompted by FDR, passed the Communications Act, which abolished the Federal Radio Commission and transferred jurisdiction over radio licensing to a new Federal Communications Commission. Thus the Fairness Doctrine was born, for radio and later TV, but never for newspapers.

The inauguration of Ronald Reagan as President of the United States in 1981 marked the beginning of a shift in the FCC towards a decidedly more permissive stance. Ownership regulations were relaxed so that radio and TV stations could follow the large corporation consolidation that newspapers had been allowed, and remaining restrictions were laxly enforced. A substantial portion of other regulations were repealed, such as guidelines for minimal amounts of non-entertainment programming in 1985. In addition, the Fairness Doctrine was removed in 1987.

This deregulation has led to the rapid rise in the channel selection and freedom to choose, offered by broadcast alternatives such as cable television. AM radio immediately became vital again with shows like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’ Reilly, Laura Ingrahm, Michael Savage and Hugh Hewitt ranking at the top of major markets.

The left tried to compete in the free marketplace with Mario Como, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Rossie O’ Donnel. Those AM shows never gained an audience on the new level playing field.

America’s left tried to buy in with Air America, nick named “Airhead America” on the streets. Currently it remains on just a few stations and is near bankrupt.

Now we see key Democrats planning to bring back the “Fairness Doctrine” so that they can force Rush Limbaugh off the air by making stations play as many hours of Rosie O’ Donnel. This is at the same time that studies find that 9 out of 10 journalists are Democrats.

Welcome to the USSR. We will soon know how lucky we were.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas Announces She Will Vote Against Reviving the Mass Immigration Amnesty Bill.

Mick Gregory

Hooray for Kay!

Now both U.S. Senators from the great state of Texas are against the bill that would make illegal immigrants instant super citizens with more free legal and waived laws than any U.S. citizen.

How could that be, you ask? Read how sancutuary cities like San Francisco, and Houston, up until a cop was killed by an illegal immigrant, police were under orders to not harass Latin Americans for minor violations. Yet, your average Joe and Jane get tickets for having license plate dealer frames covering their license plates.

Next, the 20 million illegals’ children will jump to the head of the class at the best state schools, without regard to their SAT scores, their Hispanic heritage and new citizenship carries much more weight.

What a nightmare for the working middle class families; working stiffs to the elite politicians of what used to be the Democrats, now including moderate Republicans.

But I digress.

The bill will not make it now. It’s in an industrial shredder at this point.

Sen. Hutchison, who has been under intense pressure from the White House and Republican leadership to support a sweeping immigration overhaul, nevertheless announced today that she will vote against reviving the legislation when it returns to the Senate floor next week.

She was joined today by the state’s other senator, Republican John Cornyn, who had been expected by the bill’s supporters to take such a stance. They had aggressively lobbied Hutchison in hopes of adding her vote to the 60 necessary to revive the stalled legislation.

“I could not support (bringing the bill to a vote) in its present position,” Hutchison, criticizing the legislation as amnesty for illegal immigrants, said today.

As No. 4 in the Senate GOP leadership, Hutchison is the highest-ranking Republican to break from her party on a domestic policy issue of signal importance to President Bush.

“Until major changes are made that reject amnesty and a more open, fair process emerges for debating one of the most crucial issues facing our nation, I cannot support this immigration bill,” she said.

Cornyn added, “Passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill has been, and remains, one of my top priorities in the Senate. It has become clear however, that I and many others will not be able to introduce amendments to fix key areas of this very complex bill.”

“Talk radio was sort of the watchdog on this,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. “Who else was watching out? Who else was reading the bill?”

“A decent respect for our constituents means when they have very serious problems with an important piece of legislation, perhaps we should back off,” Sen. Sessions said.

The Republicans’ top vote hammer, Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott of Mississippi, predicted today that bill backers would get the 60 votes to bring the bill back next week, though he acknowledged the vote could be a squeaker.

Trent, what happens when an illegal immigrant crashes into your black SUV on the way to the Senate? Nothing. That’s why you don’t get it. When they crash into us, they don’t bother to carry insurance. So our insurance pays and a month later, our premiums go up. What a great country!