Only 21 Percent Of U.S. Voters Support Net Neutrality

Friday, December 31, 2010

"So this is how democracy dies; with thunderous applause."

Kind of how I felt when I read this disturbing tidbit on the silliness of libertaria­ns:

Maybe it was inevitable that the National Opt-Out Day, when travelers were going to refuse body scans en masse, failed to become the next Woolworth’­s sit-in (how do you organize a movement that abhors organizati­on?). It turned out most Americans actually supported the body scanners. [emphasis added]

If true, I'm afraid I must sadly conclude that we have become a nation of idiots.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Black People Make Good Lab Rats

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bailed Out Banks Teeter Towards Collapse

Monday, December 27, 2010

"If Citibank and Bank of America were going under, that would be a problem," said Mark Blyth, a political economy professor at Brown and a fellow of the Watson Institute for International Studies. "The bailout was meant to deal with a global systemic crisis. It was not to make sure that some bank in Utah with dodgy commercial real estate would be okay."

Ok, Mr. Blyth... As long as the huge, multinatio­nals are doing fine, who cares what happens to all the little people on Main Street, USA. Where is George Bailey when you need him?

Fuck Horatio Alger, Man

Friday, December 03, 2010

Remember when the American dream was all about coming from nothing and making your fortune? To hell with yer pluck and luck. Now all head hunters are good for is telling you to give up your possibly secure job so that you can be the last one hired and likely the first one fired from the next one. Just think. In a few, short months you too can join the ranks of the unemployable Horatio Algeresque losers out there.

And how much do I love this font of employment wisdom's grammar?

"Do yourself and favor [sic] and start looking now," he wrote in the ad. "When you lose your job, you will interview from a position of weakness."

He's a friggin' genius.