REPUBLICANS TRY ONCE MORE TO MAKE OBAMA A ONE TERM PRESIDENT
NOTE: I'm assuming that this is a strategic move on Paul Ryan's part to prove to the Tea Baggers that he is MORE conservative than former Speaker of the House John Boehner whom the Tea Baggers and the uber right wing Congressional Freedom Caucus hated with a passion. Maybe he's forgotten that America's population isn't comprised exclusively of right wing, bigoted Tea Party adherents. Not, of course, that he would know this if he's paying even a scintilla of attention to the Republican Wazoos running for President. The Tea Party is still calling the shots for all of us.
UPDATE: I posted a piece about Chattanooga's publicly run broad band system that has speeds 50 times faster than what the private sector provides. Well, AT&T - one of those private sector who can't seem to figure out how to provide fast internet service (I have Comcast and it's not only slow but choppy even though I pay more for fast service) - doesn't like the idea of a local government doing a better job than a mega corporation. They are unhappy. Or maybe just embarrassed. Here's an update:
Chattanooga, Tenn., is more than 2,400 miles from Silicon Valley, but residents of the Southern city have access to broadband that's 50 times faster than the majority of Internet connections in technology's capital. Why, you ask? Chattanooga's municipally owned electric utility, EPB, provides its broadband Internet.
Angry Tennessee consumers and legislators aren't backing down. "Don't fall for the argument that this is a free market versus government battle. It is not. AT&T is the villain here, and so are the other people and cable," said Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Tenn.) at a community rally, according to the .
But hey, some things never seem to change.