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FCC Hearing: Internet Freedom Under Attack (Pt. I)
by Grannies Fight Back (info [at]
Friday Apr 18th, 2008 1:32 AM
New York Times Reports: "The Raging Grannies Greet F.C.C."
Boy howdy did we, with signs, songs, chants.
Lyrics below by Granny Gail
Chants by Granny Ruth
Photos (first 3) by Sharat G. Lin

New York Times article (link above) features video of Grannies singing
in front of Dinkenspiel Hall at Stanford University on the historic occasion of
the assembly of all 5 members of the Federal Communications Commission
at Stanford University on April 17, 2008

Fiddle De Dum Fiddle De Dee
We want internet that's free
Comcast Only WANTS big bucks
Raging Grannies say that...

Comcast, Pando Rich and Rude
We don't like your attitude
Your "bill of rights" is just a scam
the People have a Bet-ter plan

COMCAST has NO alibi
They're Guilty, They're Guilty
Big Telecom is Guilty!

What has Comcast got to hide?
They had SEAT-warmers inside!
Stacked the deck, told some lies
Grannies say, APOLOGIZE

Inspired by previous hearing at Harvard U. in Feb '08 when Comcast blocked the public from attending the open hearing

Oh My Darlin' FCC
tune: Clementine

Can the chickens in the henhouse
All be guarded by the fox
Every farmer knows it WON'T do
and the HEN house needs a lock
So when Comcast says "just trust us"
We all know it's just a stall
The FCC must do its duty and proTECT ac-cess for all

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling FCC
Keep computers safe from foxes
Don't let Comcast mess with me~

(More songs in Part II)
§filming a message for the FCC
by Grannies Fight Back Friday Apr 18th, 2008 1:32 AM
Our message was filmed for the record being sent to the FCC. Grannies Gail and Ruth also spoke during the public comment period the same day.
§Chanting message "for the record"
by Grannies Fight Back Friday Apr 18th, 2008 1:32 AM
Let it go into the official record:
Internet Freedom Under Attack
What do we Do?
Stand up, Talk Back!
§group singing
by Grannies Fight Back Friday Apr 18th, 2008 1:32 AM
Ukulele and Tuba accompaniment too

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