SEEKING CORGI FOR ROYAL WEDDING VIEWING PARTY pic.twitter.com/UCiaH2AD2J
— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) May 14, 2018
I hope this viewing party is well stocked, because if I know corgis, their temporary “royal” will most definitely pit one admirer against another for a share of doggy attention.
Speaking of bidding wars…
BREAKING: The Senate’s vote to save #NetNeutrality will take place this Wednesday, May 16th. Keep raising your voices for the free and open internet. The fight is on!
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 14, 2018
One thing you can do today is post something on FB, twitter or IG about net neutrality, and then call your Senators about it. This is a big week for the cause.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 14, 2018
To update a notorious quote from a certain Senate Majority Leader for the age of social media: If these Repubs insist on fornicating pigs, we can at least make them own it. Per Ars Techica:
The US Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 16 on whether to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules.
Republican senators were hoping to avoid the vote, but Democrats are using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force the full Senate to vote. The CRA resolution would nullify the FCC’s December 2017 vote to deregulate broadband and kill net neutrality rules and would prevent the FCC from taking similar actions in the future.
“By passing my CRA resolution to put net neutrality back on the books, we can send a clear message to American families that we support them, not the special interest agenda of President Trump and his broadband baron allies,” Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said in an announcement today.
Republicans are pushing for weaker broadband regulations and have tried to discourage Democrats from pursuing the CRA vote…
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced last week that his repeal of net neutrality rules will take effect on June 11.
There are 50 senators, including one Republican, who have pledged to vote to prevent the net neutrality repeal. That may be enough to get the resolution through the Senate Wednesday because of the cancer-related absence of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Democrats face longer odds in the House, where Republicans hold a 236-193 majority. President Trump could veto the resolution if it makes it through both chambers of Congress.
Congress isn’t the only obstacle in the way of Pai’s net neutrality repeal. The FCC must defend the repeal in court against a lawsuit filed by about three dozen entities, including Democratic state attorneys general, consumer advocacy groups, and tech companies…