What Do You Get in a two-Party System Where One Party Hates Democracy, Gets Support From Big Media, and the Other Party Doesn’t Like Democracy Enough to Defend it? 21st Century America

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. — Peter Ustinov

No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Death panels:

Speaking of which: The sickness of modern America explained?

Be grumpy; it’s good for your health! (Working for me so far.)

Stop the presses! Guitar goddess!!

Okay, okay, I admit it: Venezuela is about as fucked up as any nation, no more, no worse, just differently.

Really, doesn’t corporatism make you puke?

Oh, damn! Ronnie Raygun did not unleash an era of unparalleled economic growth and prosperity. An era of debt and speculation and other stuff, yes, prosperity, of course not.

Rudy and Beloved Leader’s BFF headed to the slammer for awhile…. And no, it is not a tragedy. The guy was an inept scumbag who rose by brown-nosing and asshole, an opportunistic liar and thief. Tragedy, like Greek drama, where destiny is inevitable but actually tragic? More like earned…. The standards of the HuffPo are now almost low enough to let me in.

Failure of hubris and stupidity and arrogance, failure in Afghanistan. If you cannot succeed, retreat is a honorable option. Or at least a sensible one.

Teacher of the day. Lesson learned: Being a stupid idiot isn’t a guarantee of success.

PSA of the day: Google Dashboard.

Obama failthe latest. (Must remember presidents McCain and Palin would have been far worse.) Ooh, and another Dem fail here! More fail here.

Who you gonna believe? The guy with a guilty conscience, who has a “public safety” job and is soon to be sued or someone with nothing really at stake?

[D]ata at AT&T has grown 4,932% over the last 3 years.” It’s easy to have a great 3G network when none of your customers use it. That is not a test or proof of the quality of the network, Verizon.

Success! Enjoy!

I remember fallout…. It was big in the 60s….

(More here and here.)


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