Tag Archives: AT&T

AT&T Time Capsule

In these advertisements from 1993, telecommunications company AT&T predicts America’s technological future – which they thought would include sending mobile faxes and receiving magazines on CD-ROM.

US Congress ratifies transition from republic to fascist dictatorship

Yesterday the Senate approved the new FISA legislation which includes telecom immunity. Bush should happily sign this bill into law soon. This law, fully embraced by most of the Democratic party (including Barack “I will filibuster any bill that includes immunity” Obama) codifies two major affronts to our former Constitutional republic: 1) The President can […]

Killing the Fourth Amendment

Updated Below From page 5 of the The FISA Amendment Act of 2008: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a civil action may not lie or be maintained in a Federal or State court against any person for providing assistance to an element of the intelligence community, and shall be promptly dismissed, if the Attorney […]

Preserving equal treatment under the law

I noted Monday that Congressional Democrats were planning to grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications corporations (AT&T, Verizon, etc.) who aided the Bush administration in illegally spying on us. (Read my explanation of the telecom immunity issue here and/or check out this scathing NY Times editorial) The Hill and Dow Jones are reporting that this is […]

The All New Friday Roundup

  (Because some folks were too hungover Wednesday to do one) This has been covered elsewhere on the news but it’s great to see a group show some real balls for once: New Campaign By Billboard Liberation Front The Billboard Liberation Front today announced a major new advertising improvement campaign executed on behalf of clients […]

Republicans terrorizing America

ter·ror·ism     (t?r’?-r?z’?m) n.      The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. Watch this actual advertisement from House Republicans: Astoundingly pathetic isn’t it? Check out this satirical […]

Bush: Fearmongering for more power

(Update below) “Who would have guessed that after 235 years, the fate of America, its ability to survive as a Nation, would depend on giving license to AT&T and Verizon to break the law without being sued by their customers in court?” — Glenn Greenwald Ever since September 11, 2001, our President has repeatedly used […]

Telecom amnesty passes in the Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that would both expand the government’s spying power and give retro-active immunity to telecommunication companies that aided in spying on their customers. Joy. Nineteen Democrats and all of the Senate Republicans voted for the bill, a very clear reminder that many Democrats are only rhetorically opposed to the […]

Our blatantly corrupt, secretive government

There is an ongoing battle in Washington D.C. over whether or not money can shield you from law breaking. In essence, it’s a battle over whether or not we are a country that believes in the rule of law. That may seem like hyperbole, but I don’t think so. Our illustrious Congress is debating giving […]