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Bryan Preston


October 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm


Janet Jackson was just a few years ahead of her time. The partial federal government shutdown has sent “non-essential” federal workers home, and the Federal Communications evidently deems scanning the airwaves for offenses against its standards non-essential.

The FCC has posted a notice that due to the shutdown, it is “limited to performing duties that are immediately necessary for the safety or life or the protection of property.” If that means what it sounds like it means, the airwaves across the fruited plains could get very sketchy.

I called the FCC’s headquarters in Washington for comment, pressed 1 to continue in English, and got a pre-recorded message that there is no one around to take my non-emergency call.


Cross-posted from the PJ Tatler

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Hmm. I'd love to see some mainstream media test this hypothesis. :)
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So now I can say all those things on the Ham bands that I never dared to say before. Well, that's awesome!
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Well, the shutdown isn't all bad.
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