Daily Archives: April 5, 2010

Assorted shit

Steele: It’s hard out here for a pimp 

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010 file photo Republican National Committee ... 

Associated Press photo 

Repugnican National Committee head Michael Steele (pictured above) says that more is expected of him and President Barack Obama than would be expected of them if they were white. 

(That quote, to me, is the real news story, but the headline of the news article is “Michael Steele: I’m Not Going Anywhere.”

I agree with Steele, but it’s even worse than the fact that more is expected of black men than is expected of white men, as evidenced by the nation’s low, low expectations for George W. Bush but its much, much higher expectations for Obama.  

What is worse is that whack shit that happens to Obama never would happen to a white president, such as a dipshit U.S. representative yelling out “You lie!” during a nationally televised presidential address to Congress… 


A man uses an Apple iPad at a promotion event. A video of a ... 

AFP photo 

I don’t think that I’d buy an iPad if someone gave me the money to buy one. Since I wouldn’t want to use even a laptop — give this old-schooler a desktop, thank you! — I can’t see that I’d like an iPad, and I hate the idea that we’re all to go out and buy the latest iWhatever in order to be cool. (A bunch of people all doing the same thing, like iLemmings headed for an iCliff — how is that cool?) 

I feel vindicated by this review of the iPad, which concludes: 

The iPad will not replace your smartphone. Unless you can’t type, it won’t replace your laptop. If you love books, you could argue it’s a great e-book reader, but let’s see what your wrists say after a few days. [The word is that the iPad is too heavy.] The Kindle is a better e-reader. 

Frankly, we’re not sure what need the iPad fills, other than the desire to be cool by owning a device that is in a class all its own. 

Oh, snap! 

Of course, I don’t even own (or want to own) a simple cell phone, but still… 

Gallup Poll: ‘Tea-baggers’ are vocal minority 

It just wouldn’t be a “tea party” without the misspelled signs… 

A protester holds up a sign while waiting for the Tea Party ...

Reuters photo (Denver, Colorado, March 31)

…and all of the stupid white people  

In this April 1, 2010 photo, participants in a tea party rally ... 

Associated Press photo (Omaha, Nebraska, April 1) 

A recent Gallup Poll indicates that fewer than one in three Americans supports the “tea party,” Politico reports today. Politico reports:

The survey of 1,033 adults polled nationwide shows that 28 percent said they are a “supporter” of the [“tea party” “movement”], while 26 percent said they are an “opponent”…. Thirty-eight percent said they neither back nor oppose the movement and 8 percent had no opinion…. The poll was conducted March 26-28 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

So of the 28 percent, I wonder, how many are die-hard fans of the “tea party” — such as who would actually attend a local “tea party” gathering — and how many are Repugnicans who just don’t mind having the “tea-baggers” on their side, since their party can use all the help that it can get? (Assuming, of course, that the “tea-party” douche bags are helping the Repugnican Party…)  

And does that mean that for all of the fighting between the right and the left, roughly half of the nation doesn’t even give a shit? 

How can one remain neutral on a train that is about to come off of its tracks and careen down the ravine?

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