"The first amendment means that the government can't arrest you for what you say (within limits, obviously saying you want to kill the potus will warrant a talk with the secret service and several other agencies),
It does not mean that anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, or to host it while you share it.
The 1st amendment doesn't shield you from consequences.
If you are yelled at, boycotted, have your show cancelled or get banned from a community, your free speech rights are not being violated.
It's just that the people listening think you're an asshole, and they are showing you the door."
Dr. Dhalsim: If good men do nothing, that is evil enough. (Street Fighter, the Movie)
Devin Nunes is really milking the Devin Nunes' Cow story.
Mike, it's a rather simple solution. The Pro-Israel lobby has made it, for a long time now, that if you criticize the State of Israel, you are Anti-Semitic. And they have used that to ... do some shady things. Things that other people have called out other nations on.
But that's not correct. Most people are not against the Jewish faith. What they mean would be Anti-Zionism at worst. And even then most people who are boycotting Israel, don't want to see the end of the state, just that they stop acting like total assholes, Just like you mentioned Cuomo (and other states and municipalities), North Carolina, and Indiana.
The irony here, is that the research on memes making kids fat, has now itself, become a meme.
Jim Hood... wasn't he the AG mole for the MPAA that wanted to shut google down for "Because we are no longer the gatekeepers we once were and we want google to pay us!" that had that MPAA written lawsuit about 5 years ago?
Sorry hit enter on accident.
I would not say it, but at the same time I am not offended by it under very very very VERY specific instances. Rush Hour and Chocolate Sundae Comedy are two prime examples of who can and cannot say it under said circumstances. (In general, just don't)
As to the admins just casually tossing it out, I find that MORE offensive than the actual slur itself.
The problem then becomes BLM vs ALM. All lives matter should be a given, but.... that's not what BLM is about (even I know that). When was the last time you even heard of a Black gang member getting paid vacation for a drive-by? When was the last time an LEO got a harsher punishment for Purgery against the court under oath?
Regulation did not create the current isp monopoly problem (which you have just admitted IS a problem). It's that regulations did not go far enough to ensure proper competition of the Baby Bells when they broke up Ma Bell. That led to local monopolies rather than a national monopoly. Now these local monopolies consolidated into 3 major ISP's: Verizon, AT&T and Century Link.