Monday, May 28, 2007

Open Thread - Monday & Tuesday

NPR related comments welcomed.


Willie said...

This morning they had some ridiculously patriotic national program on in place of the usual local (and often very good) talk show, apparently an hour on Cuba. It kept referring to Castro as a "dictator," and although it did mention repeated U.S. efforts to kill him, the overall message was that Cuba's only hope for any sort of recovery might only come once the evil dictator finally dies (Castro, that is, not Bush). Ugh, even the music (very low brass) was emetic--I could just see the slo-mo shot of a giant, waving U.S. flag.

Porter Melmoth said...

From, concerning:

"In June, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will make a major decision: Use the public airwaves for the public good, or turn them over to big companies who will stifle competition, innovation, and the wireless Internet revolution.

"The FCC is only accepting public comments for a few more days. Can you sign this petition to them today, and send it to your friends?

"The public airwaves should be used for the public good. The government must protect our airwaves from corporate gatekeepers who would stifle innovation and competition in the wireless Internet market."

Sign here: