Tuesday, 7 November, 2006

The Polling Booth and the Propagandists

Posted in Politics at 2:31 pm by glpease

Today is election day. I couldn’t happier. It’s not that I’m all that excited about the choices, but the daily postbox full of idiot spawned propaganda will finally cease. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuesday, 1 August, 2006

It’s For the Children

Posted in Politics, Social Comment, Tobacco at 1:56 pm by glpease

This article is, obliquely, about the anti-tobacco movement and their absurd smoke-screens. It may not, at first, appear that way, but it is, and you’ll have to read to the bottom to see how it plays out. But, here’s a hint: While they pummel us with fallacious studies about ETS, attempting to appeal to our parental instincts with their whiny and insidious “It’s for the children” rhetoric, a far greater threat to our kids’ futures is raising its head, and being almost completely ignored. Read the rest of this entry »

Wednesday, 19 July, 2006

George Bush Says … Stuff

Posted in Politics at 10:15 am by glpease

Sometimes, I’m amazed by what is considered newsworthy by the pandering press. The president says a naughty word, and it’s all over the wires. I heard about it on the radio, read about it in the papers, and would probably see it on the tele, if I could bring myself too rot my few remaining brain cells by switching it on. What’s the big deal? He thought he was off mic, and he expressed his frustration in a rather human way. Is this really news? Read the rest of this entry »

Thursday, 13 July, 2006

My God, it’s Full of … TUBES

Posted in Net Neutrality, Politics at 10:11 am by glpease

Senator Ted Stevens (R – Alaska) Turns Techno

“The internet is not something you just dump something on, it’s not a big truck, it’s, it’s a series of TUBES […] tangled up TUBES.”

In his speech arguing against, or for net-neutrality – it’s really hard to figure out which from his remarkably confused diatribe, though he does appear to be against the Net Neutrality Ammendment, bless his apparently addled little mind – Stevens demnonstrates an almost frightening ignorance of what the internet is and how it works.

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