Be Happy, for the Golden Age is upon Us

There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. — Kurt Vonnegut

Wasn’t it Jefferson who said that “information is the currency of democracy” and that, given a choice between government and a free press, he’ll take the latter? Secrecy-keeping the people and Congress in the dark-is the cancer eating at the vitals of democracy. [more]

The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield. — George Orwell

Suicide is simply a case of mistaken identity. — /.

What the WikiLeaks State Dept. dump accomplished: Killed Spain’s America-pushed anti-P2P law. (More here.)

Is this a great country or what:

Well, let’s look at the definition of terrorism. The definition of terrorism is a group that uses violence or the threat of violence for political ends. [W]hoever the terrorists are here, it’s not us. But we see constant threats from people in the Re — you know, Republicans in the Senate trying to make a — a name for themselves, the people like Sarah Palin, top shock jocks on Fox and, unfortunately, some members, also, of the Democratic Party, calling for my assassination, calling for the illegal kidnapping of my staff. And — and just a few days ago, it was in Fox, that was the phrase that was used — illegal. He should be illegally murdered if necessary– assassinated by the law, if possible, if not, illegally. What sort of message does that send about the rule of law in the United States? That is conducting violence in order to achieve a political end — the elimination of this organization or the threat of violence to achieve a political end, the elimination of a publisher. And that is the definition of terrorism.

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Europeans are starting to wonder if the US is obeying the rule of law,” he continued. “When people call for illegal, deliberate assassination and kidnapping of others, they should be held to account. They should be charged for incitement to commit murder.” (Link.)

What a surprise: Most of that tiny spike in growth of the federal work force: National security and defense. Cut those, Republicans!

That’s incredible! Obomba does worse than Bush!

Obomba’s next Fail. Tomorrow’s news today!

Haley Barbour is of course right: Segregation and racism were never great problems for whites except maybe, you know, the work involved in putting together lynchings.

Of what importance is this?? It’s the beginning of the final meltdown of the Big Media: the utter and complete loss of any perspective of importance. I like gossip enough but there’s gossip and there’s the completely inane and irrelevant.

Of course, tech “journalism” is maybe even lamer than mainstream journalism — that’s how you get inanity like this: Defend the FCC’s net neutrality Fail by focusing on complete irrelevancy.

Asshole: Lanny Davis; yet another Washington insider without any principle whatsoever.

American Justice: Possession of a permanent marker is now illegal. Is this a great country or what?

Dick Cavett announcer Fred Foy: dead.

Dead.

Do people get paid well for intellectually flaccid stuff like this?

A crapp, not an app.

They don’t make ’em like this anymore, at least here in the states, do they:

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