Goodbye, Sunshine [Including Special NSFW Report from the Ukraine!]

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. — James M. Barrie

I had an unacceptably bad experience with Yahoo mail Monday. Now I learn it wasn’t just me, it is crap. (Yes, I love being vindicated.)

Big Business and they’re politico puppets to the middle class: Drop dead!

Just in case you don’t know whether healthcare reform is needed: read this.

Read this and weep. Inspiring, saddening, what it takes to be a true leader trying to spread freedom and raise people.

Read this and weep. Nothing matters anymore, just money….

Read this and weep: Is the Times really run by fucking morons?

Idiot: Sean McManus; CBS News President, who thinks the Lyin’ King’s will be the second-biggest media event of the past 10-15 years. No, shithead, if it is, it’s only because idiots like you think it is and waste your shrinking resources on it. But this is part of my obsession with the collapse of civilization the past couple of decades (well, starting in the Raygun years.) We all went from being outward focussed to inward, from heterogeneity to homogeneity — that is once were open to new ideas, now we want simple reassurance, which essentially involves being repeatedly told what we already believe, right or wrong, or are interested only in what we’re interested in or pre-disposed to be interested in. The last thing we’re interested in anything new, particularly anything new that might make us smarter but cause pain in the process. We’re interested only in ourselves and those just like ourselves and care about nothing about none of “the others”. We let ourselves become dumber and our dumber, our children dumber than that, and that’s why awful stuff happens to us: We’re just to dumb to even comprehend the need for policing the pigs of Wall Street, or for the need of true healthcare (insurance) reform. Tragic, to say the least. It’s a new dark ages….

Not that CNN’s management’s any better than CBS’. How does a news channel justify hiring a piece of shit like Erick Erikson? Why watch a news channel that values crap over, uh, news? Unless you want to cater only to imbeciles?

Asshole: Chris Dodd: Starting to whore for Big Finance before he steps down to whore for Big Finance.

Assholes: Idaho; Says “Drop dead” to the rest of us. Always hated the state. Not particularly pretty for its part of the nation, and scary, full of scary people, from whence President Palin was hatched….

And speaking of the new Dark Ages (everything old is new again — all the bad stuff — Dark Ages 2, Great Depression 2…), how does anyone justify this complete lack of good taste and common sense??

This is absolutely ingenious!

The World’s Greatest Healthcare System: Cancers deaths decline not from the best treatment in the world, offered by our healthcare system but because people, over the past couple of decades, have been taking better care of themselves. Not that you’d know it from the failure that is cancer reporting in general. (I know, why should health journos be any better than any of their colleagues? Just because their beat involves peoples’ lives?)

The stupidity of the Texas Board of Education, explained in detail.

Believe it or not, five women are so weak-willed, they were manipulated by a prisoner.

There they go again: The stupidity and imbecility of the rightists: Dick Armey’s latest ignorance/pandering lie.

There they go again: Another media fail, one that theoretically can cost local stations their licenses.

Gag me, indeed: What awful stuff must be in food that it doesn’t go bad after a year? But here’s a guide to healthy eating.

Amazing! Would you believe this Happy Meal is one year old?

Read this.

The North Koreans offer here what might be a good, or at least interesting, idea.

Christofascist assholes (but I repeat myself):

So, the Florida FamilyPolicy Council shoots out a message about a Lesbian couple. They include as a photo of the couple actually involved, the photo on the left. Except the couple involved is pictured on the right. Christian love. Right.

From the Same Old, Same Old Dept.: Macs (still) cost less (in time and money) to support (maintain) than Windows. Speaking of which, more or less, the tech journos seem to have started to realize that Windows Mobile 7 or whatever they call kisses off the business market. Well, yeah, it used to be like a mini-PC, now it’s an Android wannabe. Smart guys, nearly as smart as Sean McManus.

A teeny bit of borderline sanity and sensibility here. Being a dumb, foolish teenager won’t always be a crime.

Read how real men used to really speak here.

A mystery -- solved with a click.

The moral of this? Snakes can’t be fooled.

I suppose maybe the fall of the Soviet Union, despite Russia's lawlessness and all, was a good thing, at least now that the Ukraine is free to have a fashion industry like this....

(The whole thing is here.)

(More about that last video here.)

To the Wall Street Journal, this is funny. Maayyybee....
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