Wednesday, August 25, 2010

the word - control-self-delete

Are you a "young person," fresh outta college and looking for a job? Great! Now all you have to do to score your dream gig is perform a full digital cleanse, and assume a new identity while you're at it. Well, not really, but that's the premise of a recent "The Word" segment on The Colbert Report.
Video here:

"This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy.  My party is demonstrating that they are for states' rights unless they don't like what states are doing. This couldn't be a more classic case of a state responsibility." 
-- Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays, Republican, during the Schiavo fiasco.  (Source: New York Times)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Voters Can Shed Daylight on Corporate Spending

From The Nation:
"This has been a tough year for those who care about protecting our democracy from the influence of corporate money. In January the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United gave companies the power to spend freely from their corporate treasuries in our elections. Last month Senate Republicans halted Congressional efforts to mitigate the negative impact of the decision by blocking passage of the DISCLOSE Act, which would have required corporations to show how they  spend money in elections. With Election Day less than 90 days away, we cannot afford to stand on the sidelines -- we need to fight back and take on corporations directly."

"Blind optimism and impulsivity often cause me to ignore logic and instead make decisions based on a hopeful projection of what's going to happen next."
- Hyperbole and a Half

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope

It makes so much sense now!
A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope
Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

"Love doesn't subtract. It multiplies." - R.A. Heinlein