Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. – Samuel Johnson
Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. – Bertolt Brecht
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? — Buddha
When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions. — Tarthang Tulku
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience. – John Cage
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. – Dorothy L. Sayers
The real death panel — here and now!
A little more freedom lost. And here.
Of course, the Big Finance CEOs had no understanding of what they were doing, what they were unleashing. That ignorance and incompetence and worse fully and truly justifies retaining Big Finance’s leadership and insuring they are rewarded and paid obscene sums with taxpayer money. Got it? It’s what makes America the greatest nation in the world.
Big Business doesn’t give a shit about you. Not news, exactly, more of a reminder…. More abuse here.
Legal child abuse?
The Sidekick disaster: Microsoft incompetence — or was it deliberate? (More here.)
And T-Mobile to screwed Sidekick owners: Drop Dead!
Health care reform we need? N.J. GOP gubernatorial “Chris” Christie candidate is pro-breast cancer.
Hateful Christian rightist assholes.
Speaking of which, the kind of sick, stupid, worthless assholes Fox Bidness Nooz hires.
Sick fuck: Glenn Beck:
Jon Stewart shows CNN’s priorities in fact-checking:
(And if Viacom pulls it down from the Youtube, try here.)
Why I don’t bother with TV anymore (besides lack of time): Blatant commercials for utter crap wrapped in lame entertainment: watch!
The success of the new business model: Take on gobs of debt and destroy a profitable business.
There is no good reason why Rush Limbaugh shouldn’t have been allowed to buy into the Rams. None.
What has Big Media journalism brought in the past couple of decades? Maybe smaller journalism would be better? Really; who in their right mind gives a shit about John McCain’s daughter’s tits (other than her lovers)? Or about parents too stupid to find their kid and start Big Media mania instead? (Easier than reporting on the disaster of health coverage in this country.) For that matter, how is Big Media doomed?
Ralph Lauren: vile, creepy crap.