March 4, 2015 10:30 am -


Ben Carson has just announced he’s starting a 2016 exploratory committee to be president. One thing is certaibn, the more Ben Carson speaks, the more the American will know how ridiculous he is as a potential politician. Last Sunday he said that that religion was necessary for testing scientific theories because the science could be “propaganda.”…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

33 responses to Ben Carson: Net Neutrality Is ‘Government Control’

  1. William March 4th, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Well that didn’t take long did it?

  2. Maxx44 March 4th, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Where does the right continue to dig up ignorant buffoons like Carson and then parade them around as viable candidates for public office?

    • ExPFCWintergreen March 4th, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Why assume they need to be “dug up?” Ben Carson and his ilk aren’t the embarrassingly shaped tubers of the conservative garden — they’re the carefully tended and treasured blossoms of the steaming dungheap that is the Republican Party.

    • Larry Schmitt March 4th, 2015 at 11:15 am

      They’re out there on display for all to see. The republicans make to attempt to hide them, so no digging is necessary. In fact, they are quite proud of them. They get enthusiastic crowds of goobers wherever they appear.

  3. arc99 March 4th, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Dr. Carson’s baffling word salad notwithstanding, how come these right wing ideologues never clearly explain why government control is so god-awful but corporate control equates to utopia.

    It’s like these folks have completely tailored their message to their low information base without a thought on how to persuade the rest of America to their point of view.

    Garnishing every speaking appearance with simplistic Pavlovian trigger words like Benghazi, IRS, government control, and of course the ever popular FREEDUM! etc may be enough to win the votes of the far right wing base. But for those of us who form our opinions and make our political choices based on actual events in the real world, simply parroting McCarthy era paranoia about government control does nothing except make the speaker look like a damn fool.

    • fahvel March 4th, 2015 at 11:28 am

      fortunate;y this speaker is a damn fool.

  4. oldfart March 4th, 2015 at 10:53 am

    dear laura, your blacks are not better than our blacks…

  5. Foundryman March 4th, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Only in an extreme far right wing deluded mind could you possibly come up with
    “Net Neutrality = Big Government Control”…

    • John Tarter March 4th, 2015 at 11:38 am

      So more regulations from a government agency will lead to LESS government control?

      • Foundryman March 4th, 2015 at 11:49 am

        Regulations that protect from being denied access or being ripped off by some unscrupulous corporation isn’t ‘government control’, it’s common sense.
        It’s the reason why your Koch brothers aren’t allowed to dump raw chemical waste in the river your city gets it’s water from…common sense.

        • John Tarter March 4th, 2015 at 9:47 pm

          No one has been denied access to the internet. It has now been turned from a wide open form of communication to one where shackles have now been attached. This is part and parcel of liberalism, total control. If it’s not this it’s healthcare, it’s a heinous tax system, or a failing school system – you name it liberals want to control it and when they have destroyed it they will say we need MORE laws and regulations to fix it. It’s never ending!

          • Obewon March 4th, 2015 at 10:15 pm

            No on nukes or trucks ‘without regulations’ Johnny!

          • arc99 March 4th, 2015 at 11:53 pm

            Formal net neutrality regulations will preserve the internet in its current form and as it has existed since its beginning.

            Once again you demonstrate you are utterly clueless.

            Your post is part and parcel of the fantasy world inhabited by right wingers. Corporations and profit are always the solution to everything regardless of the harm those profits might do to society. What is neverending is right wingers’ mindless worship of infinite corporate power.

          • bpollen March 5th, 2015 at 4:01 am

            TATER! SPUDDY!

            Name these shackles. Who attached them, and how does it curtail your ability to post stupid stuff on the internet?

            You are probably confusing the lack of corporate control with government tyranny. There’s a hole in your understanding big enough to drive 3 billion internet users through. China has control over the internet for hundreds of millions of people, whereas we have new rules that say all traffic must be treated equally. Serious cognitive failure there, spud…

      • jybarz March 4th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

        Haven’t your parents told you not to do stupid things, Tart? That’s prime example of regulations to stop stupidity.

  6. Larry Schmitt March 4th, 2015 at 11:17 am

    He just proved he has no idea what net neutrality is. How did this guy every get through medical school?

    • tiredoftea March 4th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      He went to Rand Paul’s School for Neurosurgery. Has a fancy certificate and everything.

      • Roctuna March 4th, 2015 at 2:45 pm

        If he went to the Paul School, that means he’s self-certified, just like Rand. Remind me to never let him get near me with a scalpel.

        • tiredoftea March 4th, 2015 at 3:10 pm

          He will likely confuse it with a butter knife, but, point taken.

    • rg9rts March 4th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      How did he end up in pediatric surgery at John Hopkins ???? Early onset alzheimers

  7. fahvel March 4th, 2015 at 11:26 am

    it’s a set up – when he becomes president he won’t have to anything ’cause as head of a do nothing with regardsto the people, there won’t be anything to do – long live pot holes!!

    • Foundryman March 4th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      If you don’t like them, Fix those pot holes yourself!! Why expect “Big Government” intruding in your life to do it?….Scholsolist!!!

      • fahvel March 4th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

        I am always amazed how you folks in the usa use the word socialist without the vaguest idea as to what it means. Your ignorance is what is contributing to the slow decay of the usa as a once very proud and admired nation.

        • FatRat March 4th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

          Foundryman was joking. It’s sometimes hard to tell a joke from a Conservative philosophy, they are both outlandish. lol

        • Foundryman March 4th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

          I agree, which is what we on the left are fighting for, sometimes we use sarcasm in that fight to point out the fallacy of the right.
          As FatRat below says, sometimes its hard to decipher reality from sarcasm when the right continually demonstrates their idiocy.

      • rg9rts March 4th, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        Going to have to start using /s for sarcasm it works where inflection is impossible

  8. tiredoftea March 4th, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Who knew that Alan Keyes and Herman Cain had a love child?

  9. jybarz March 4th, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I think this wannabe politician was very focused on becoming a doctor that he missed out a lot on learning & experiencing common sensibility and a host of life knowledge. Smart doctor but too dumb on everything else.

    • Ronald L March 4th, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      If you have brain surgery scheduled with this guy — cancel it!

  10. rg9rts March 4th, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    This is the same moron who on CNN today said the being gay is a choice…

    • Ronald L March 4th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Prison proves it!

      • rg9rts March 5th, 2015 at 12:45 am

        It was his first digital exam

  11. Ronald L March 4th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    What is it about these nutty Republican politicians?

    In the last election, the GOP had one decent candidate — John Huntsman. I think he even had a shot at beating Obama. I didn’t particularly like him but he seemed reasonable, intelligent and informed.

    But the conservatives wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole.