Just How Dumb Is Congress?

WiFi Bill Proves They're About as Sharp as a Sack of Wet Mice

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Not to be outdone by Senator Ted Stevens ranting on about how the Internet is a series of tubes, the House of Representatives decided they'd prove how utterly clueless they are about how the web, WiFi and the world work.

According to C-Net: "The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including 'obscene' cartoons and drawings--or face fines of up to $300,000. ... That broad definition would cover individuals, coffee shops, libraries, hotels, and even some government agencies that provide Wi-Fi. It also sweeps in social-networking sites, domain name registrars, Internet service providers, and e-mail service providers such as Hotmail and Gmail, and it may require that the complete contents of the user's account be retained for subsequent police inspection."

There was no Democratic opposition and only two Republicans voted against it. And yet the braintrust in the House can't figure out why it's approval rating is lower than those of both George W. Bush AND the war.

In the immortal words of Mark Twain: "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
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