Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lazy Time Reblog Sunday: The Oatmeal Explains Net Neutrality

I hate getting up on a soap box about anything. Mostly because it reminds me of exercise which I'm not too hot on, if that closet full of clothes that don't fit me anymore is any indication. Also, I don't feel I'm erudite enough to defend my beliefs to others who are probably much smarter than me. I have a reasonably good vocabulary (which includes the word erudite...yay, big words!), but I get tongue tied when I try to explain why I feel something is important like the existence of global warming even when it's freezing cold outside or how I seriously doubt the current or previous idiot running my country is the anti-Christ.
Unless he owns the company that makes Monster Energy drink. Apparently. (Insert eye roll here.)

One such hot button topic I feel strongly about is net neutrality. I'm very much for it, and for the most part, so is everyone else who isn't a telecom company. Unfortunately, telecoms have more money than me, and they've been spreading a lot of money around to conservative types in power. Spreading it like fertilizer. And I think we all know what's in fertilizer. Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently came out against net neutrality saying it was "Obamacare for the Internet". I'm not sure if Senator Cruz knows how the interwebs work, but I do know he likes money. And he's really good with bullshit. Just in case Senator Cruz's intentions are pure (cough, cough, trying not to laugh, cough) and he really doesn't understand what net neutrality is, Matthew Inman from the Oatmeal is here to set him straight with pictures just in case scary things like "words" give the good Senator trouble.
For his audacity, I've decided to dedicate this week's Lazy Time Reblog Sunday to Mr. Inman and his wonderful web comic. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and of course, his web comic The Oatmeal. Also, feel free to buy lots and lots of his stuff in his online shop. I don't think he sells actual oatmeal, but that's okay. I'm not big on the stuff anyway.

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