Remember how before the GOP tax cuts were going to kill everybody, the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules was going to kill everybody? And then the NRA would lobby to kill any straggling survivors with assault weapons?
NoRA and Alyssa Milano are spreading the word on Wednesday: they’ve found the hidden connection between the NRA and the death of net neutrality.
Check this out:
— #NoRA (@NoRA4USA) June 13, 2018
No, actually we didn’t know that, but it sounds pretty cool. Ars Technica reported in February:
The National Rifle Association (NRA) today gave its Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Pai was about to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland when the award presentation seemed to catch him by surprise. The award is a handmade long gun that could not be brought on stage, so it will be housed in the NRA museum until Pai can receive it.
“Ajit Pai, as you probably already know, saved the Internet,” American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director Dan Schneider told the audience. The ACU is the host of CPAC; Schneider made a few more remarks praising Pai before handing the award presentation over to NRA board member Carolyn Meadows.
“As soon as President Trump came into office, President Trump asked Ajit Pai to liberate the Internet and give it back to you,” Schneider added. “Ajit Pai is the most courageous, heroic person that I know.”
Activist Alyssa Milano disagrees:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 13, 2018
Um, like the article said, we have the NRA giving him an award. Is there a problem?
What DO we have, Alyssa?
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) June 13, 2018
What’s your point here?
— Pete Zahut (@MagikThyse) June 13, 2018
Non sequitur much?
— Jim Verdi (@jjverdi) June 13, 2018
@Alyssa_Milano Net neutrality didn’t exist until 3 years ago and the internet did just fine without it. Net neutrality actually stifles the internet. You’re not Nancy Drew. You didn’t break a HUGE story. You’re not even relevant.
— Cyndi Gale (@SockMonkee64) June 13, 2018
This is so dumb
I mean an org u don’t agree w gave a guy U don’t agree w an award…so edgy
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— tommy in the middle (@jedet02) June 13, 2018
Kind of reminds me when they gave obama the nobel peace prize for doing absolutely nothing
— brock birchfield (@tigereye225) June 13, 2018
good for them he deserved it
— Mr Bubs (@Bubinater) June 13, 2018
Congratulations Mr.Pai, well done! Thanks for sharing crazy. Still outraged over the govt NOT taking control of the internet and deeming it a utility as per former dictator Obama. You do realize this was implemented in 2015 right? Would you describe all the "problems" prior???
— CommonSense IsGone (@CommonSenseIsG2) June 13, 2018
You’re telling me it DIDN’T take courage to repeal it in light of the violence that leftists are always threatening? Seriously?
— trevor (@BakkenTech) June 13, 2018
Do you not have anything better to do than show us everyday how absolutely chaotic you are? https://t.co/BOgR11bLdb
— MarMan #AsIcit (@Marz06) June 13, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2017