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Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2011

Dave!The weather was not pretty today.

It was one of those hazy/misty/foggy days that made me think that my eyes were defective every time I looked out the window. Much like my life, things in the distance are a blurry mess. All I can do is focus on what's in front of me.

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Not the view out my window... it's Glacier Bay in Alaska!

   
Unfortunately, what's in front of my right now is the possibility that telemarketers will be able to call me on my mobile phone thanks to the new "Mobile Information Call Act" that dumbfuck politicians whose mouths are permanently attached to special interest dick are trying to fuck us with.

And, I'm not going to lie to you, the very thought of having to pay for somebody to harass me is close to pushing me over the edge.

I hate... HATE... unsolicited calls of any kind. They enrage me so badly that I turn into an unbelievable bastard when somebody dares to disturb me with them. This includes charitable organizations, politicians, activist groups, credit card alerts, fraud bulletins... ALL of that shit. I don't like to talk on the phone with people I know... being bothered by people I don't know causes me to go into a thermonuclear meltdown.

The dumbfuck politicians behind it claim this is needed to modernize our laws so that critical information we need to survive is allowed to be robo-called to mobile phone customers.

Fuck. That.

There is no information... none... delivered by an automated dialer that I need interrupting my life on somebody else's terms. And, regardless of what the dumbfuck politicians say, you just know that eventually the law will lead to telemarketers being able to call. They'll exploit some loophole or bullshit technicality like they always do, then everybody with a mobile phone gets screwed.

The only law that I want on the books is one that says "YOU DON'T GET TO FUCKING CALL ME EVER!" And it should apply to everybody except those I've given my expressed permission to dial me. Permission which can be revoked at any time. Period.

This whole mess is how we know that politicians no longer serve the people they claim to represent. They serve special interest groups, lobbyists, and their wallets. Because, honestly now, who in the hell would ever want this law except special interest groups, lobbyists, and the politicians being paid by them? NOBODY! That's who. It's like asking somebody with an email account if they want spam.

Obviously our political system is very, very broken when stupid-ass shit like this sees the light of day. It's not a Democrat or Republican thing any more... that ship has sailed. Now it's just people with political power fucking over people without it. Again and again.

And we're told we have no choice but to sit down, shut up, and take their abuse.

Riiiiiiight.

Anarchy. It'll be here sooner than you think.

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Comments

  1. You have to pay for incoming calls on mobiles in America don’t you? At least we don’t have that here – the caller pays, and typically pays more to call mobiles. Which is a *good thing* !!

  2. Sybil Law says:

    ANARCHY!
    I’m down with it.

  3. Sybil Law says:

    Seriously – fuck Ed Towns. What a smarmy piece of shit. I’m getting angrier now that I read the article. Let’s find out his number and publish it, so he can hear all the useful information from the people whose lives this bill would affect- day and night calls.
    ANARCHY.

  4. Megan says:

    Anyone who sees the logic in this law has a twisted sense of logic.

    We have to take the money out of politics. Yesterday.

  5. Kailyn says:

    There’s a reason why I don’t have a landline. I am so not looking forward to saying, “Please take me off of your call list,” once more. And having to keep track of the folks who disobey this. Because when they do, you can take them to court. Not that I ever have. But I love the idea that if they insist upon intruding into my life, I might get paid.

  6. martymankins says:

    I would much rather have email spam than unsolicited phone calls. At least email doesn’t go against my anytime minutes on my phone.

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