As a Mac user, let me just say:
Go fuck yourself, Apple.
Looks like it’s time to switch to Linux. Take your censorship* and shove it up your privileged, smug, puckered outie holes. I guess “Think Different” means, “Pull the same fascist crap every other asshole company does”. You’d think you’d have learned a lesson after being humiliated for cranking out your overpriced, über-proprietary, arbitrarily incompatible products with Chinese slave labor**. Looks like you’re a slow learner.
It’s going to be interesting when people finally get bored with your faux-outsider, hip “underdog” public image and start seeing you as … There’s more of this shit. Click here.
It happened while I was on the line with the Charter Communications automated tech support.
The stilted, creepily cheery faux-female voice was droning on in the usual blend of dumbed-down legalese and unhelpful suggestions when I grew irritated enough with the lack of results that I spoke the magic word.
I’ve learned to use the word, since most of those automated “help” systems are not remotely helpful. The magic word is, “person”. It is the word which will whisk you away from the horribly stunted, electronic options and sends you to a living, breathing human being … There’s more of this shit. Click here.
I hear it all too often: “What’s wrong with making money?!?”
Of course, this little bit of misdirection is usually delivered in an angry tone by someone who is oblivious to the nonsensical non sequitur it is. Whenever the argument is made that perhaps those who have benefited greatly from the past 30 years of deregulation, massive decrease in taxation, massive public subsidy, criminal refusal to enforce laws protecting labor, the environment, public interest – you get the idea; you’ll be treated to a rousing chorus of that dogmatic propaganda line so inextricably driven into the public … There’s more of this shit. Click here.
More so than any election I can remember, the 2008 Presidential race exhausted the public’s interest in politics. I know I took a break from sifting through the mountains of total horseshit being spewed by both sides (and their shills), even if I kept up with major happenings.
So it was a novelty when I flipped through the talk radio stations, listening to hacks thump their mics with clumsy talking points, until I overhead this next bit on The Thom Hartmann Show:
To be fair to Mr. Hartmann, he wasn’t exactly agreeing with … There’s more of this shit. Click here.
To be fair, I don’t blanket name all people who say or do stupid things as stupid. No, I discriminate. There are people who say or do stupid things out of simple ignorance, for instance. There’s more of this shit. Click here.