Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hold on to Your Cell Phones!

The Senate is to hold a hearing on Monday regarding a possible link between cell phones and brain cancer. The FDA has found no such link, but, evidently, the Senate has nothing better to do.

The powermongers in the Senate are going to consider a recent study stating that cell phone use over 10 years increases a person's risk of a rare form of brain cancer by 50 to 90 percent. The study also says that children are more at risk because their skulls are thinner and more easily permeated by radiation emitted from cell phones.

Now, regardless of what some of you may think, I'm not a conspiracy nut. Okay, not much of one. I wonder, though, whether this is all a way of back-door censorship. Stay with me here.

Let's say, hypothetically, that the Senate panel sides with the study on this. Next could come legislation to ban cell phones citing public safety. Not only from a possible cancer risk but from concern over people driving while talking or texting. It wouldn't be the first time they've used that argument to cram bad ideas down our throats.

Would a move like that be a way to silence the growing number of critics of this administration's policies? You bet. The FCC Diversity Czar has been appointed to help stem the rising tide of dissent, and a cell phone ban would guarantee control of people's speech by eliminating twitter and texting to exchange information.

While such measures are most likely not going to occur, let's be honest. Given this administration's track record of thug tactics and coercion, it's not totally out of the question if they at least give it a try.

Call me paranoid, but at least, for now, you can still call me.


Amusing Bunni said...

Hi B & G:

I see one of my special ops troops posed with his secret, non tracking cell phone for your story!
Squirrels are exempt from all things relating to obummer's power grab.

I think like you! They want to SHUT down all forms of communication, and I'm sure this is part of the plan. But, some people should just surgically attach their cells to their ears, so non-stop use probably isn't a good idea. I don't use mine to text, twitter, etc. Just for general stuff, but Because obummer has bankrupted me with his bail outs and giveaways, I just have a crap pay as you go phone.

Send the squirrel home before someone finds him and gives him an "Aspirin overdose" to shut him up. you know the Chicago way!

blackandgoldfan said...

BOF: Good morning, girl! As I type this, the squirrel is on his way home in a secure Stealth bomber flying him to an undisclosed location for safekeeping. No aspirin allowed on the flight.

I know I sound paranoid, but experience has showed that nothing is beyond the realm of possibility with Obamarx and Co.

I gotta say that I'm one who probably should just have a phone surgically implanted when I'm away from home. Guess it's become like a security blanket for me.


LL said...

Our Congress doesn't seem to be able to focus on issues that actually matter. The pompous windbags fill their days with this endless crap when far more pressing issues are present.

blackandgoldfan said...

LL: I hear ya, pal. I mean, why deal with that icky healthcare thingy when they can deal with cell phones and cancer? It makes absolutely no sense.

Hope all is well!

Bungalow Bill said...

I'd say they feel the need to wreck another sector of the economy, but I know for a fact they would have a problem out doing Sprint for the damage. I can't wait until my contract is over. Hey Sprint fire me as a customer, PLEASE!!!

Bungalow Bill said...

By the way, they need more things to tax to pay for healthcare. This is their way to justify their coming taxes.

blackandgoldfan said...

BB: I have Verizon. Maybe it's because of where I live, but believe me when I say that they are NOT the most reliable network. Sometimes, I couldn't hold a signal to save my soul.

I never considered a tax angle on this. I just saw it from the angle of quashing free speech. Very interesting...