As the World Spins… Down

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. — William Hazlitt

There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes. — Dr. Who

Doomed! I know it’s a What came first, the chicken or the egg situation. Businesses are reluctant to expand because the market has no money to buy. But maybe if companies took their money and hired people, there’d be more money to buy stuff? You know, private sector stimulus, or investment. Well, they’d rather speculate than invest.

Funny how the Teabagger leaders actually love Socialism when it involves handouts to their personal wallets. Then again, that self-interest is a large part why the Republicans can never cut spending significantly — not without destroying Social Security — and, too, such a large part of the budget is still the Pentagon.

Well, yeah, the Big Media owners are doing themselves far more harm than the web, what with taking on gobs of debt for ownership (as opposed to investment in the running of the business) and inept management. Latest example starts here. And here are the publishers’ latest suicide attempt.

Asshole: Lou Dobbs. You read this and it makes you wonder whether all the wingnuts are hypocritical liars. Probably.

Scumbag: My next governor, Carl Paladino: thief.

Today’s rant. Read it!

The lie that piracy is a serious threat; the latest evidence (what the proponents have absolutely none of) is here. And here’s a little good news about the international copyright law the American Big Businesses wanted to use to destroy a little freedom — it got castrated.

Asshole: Gene Simmons.

Fight the system or at least turn it to your benefit:

(More here.)

Genius:

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