Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent forms of control? Or would we be, as Huxley envisioned, entranced by entertainment and spectacle, captivated by technology and seduced by profligate consumption to embrace our own oppression? It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second. (Link.)
Spot quiz! If home prices take another significant drop, would that be a good thing for the economy?
Just in case there was any doubt this side of Schulzberger and Keller that Judy Miller is not a real journalist, here’s the proof.
The Washington press corp has in fact been abrogating their responsibility to the nation since Reagan. Not a new development.
I don’t believe in abusing or torturing animals, but I believe Michael Vick is a victim of racism. I cannot believe white trash being jailed for a year and half for what Vick did.
Actual law and order: I remember the old days when no one would take a thief’s denials seriously. Christine O’Donnell is a documented thief whether or not she’s indicted and convicted. So it takes a kind of retardation to take her crooked-mouthed denials seriously — retards like the Teabaggers and the rest of the Republicans.
Reminder: No matter what they say, like their masters, the Teabaggers hate the American democracy.
The Republicans in Virginia are doing their share to make sure their kids are as stupid as possible. I dunno; if these retards are the future, maybe it’s okay to ignore or destroy the future. FTW and all that….
Republican retardation and lies: The latest way they want to abuse you and crapify your life — their way of thanking you for empowering them.
Bizarre. Why isn’t this revealed no matter what?
Apparently, Bloomberg’s snowstorm failure was worse than I knew. Of course, he’s just another bullshitting pol but still, what with his free pass from the Elite Media one might think he was better than this — actually competent.
What doe the Win Phone 7 do that no other smartphone platform does? Offer a tool by which you can get every app for free. That’s innovation!
Android malware! iOS can’t do that!
Again, R.I.P., Rosie — from a time when a Americans were able to do things other than engage in fiscal irresponsibility and wild, insane speculation:
Maybe how Bloomberg should have dealt with his snow…: