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Y’know? I like to see both sides of the political story, which is why I’ll watch Olbermann followed by O’Reilly and Glenn Beck. And to be honest, both of the Fox talking heads are talking a lot of sense right now.

The country is in the toilet, the stock market is umming and ahhhing and still the .gov is spending cash trying to make things right… but it’s not working, and it needs to show signs of recovery or that whole “hopey changey” thing really won’t matter any more.

The Presidential campaign for 2012 isn’t too far away now, only 7 months, and given how much we’re all hurting currently, it wouldn’t be surprising if the GOP take control of the house in the 2010 elections.

However, this is the party that didn’t come up with anything except oppose oppose oppose…. at least the Dems tried to put something together. Personally, I wouldn’t want to take over the country in 2012 unless some green shoots really start getting their shit together… what sane person would?

We’ve got a total disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that was predominantly caused by corporations running the government agencies that were put in place to regulate them, we have a crazy puppet midget in North Korea who is trying to start a conflict, knowing that the cupboard for military action is already getting pretty bare. We have Wall St out of control, making millions while we watch our retirement plans dwindle.

There is a lot of shit that is broken, right now…. a lot of policies in place that are wasting our tax dollars. It’s time for prohibition to end, at least on marijuana and… so called “sex trade”, and we need to focus on what’s important… putting in place a system that nurtures and encourages small business to grow and prosper.

We are also obsessed with the stupidest things, like the penny and the dollar bill…. if we can abolish the penny and the paper dollar (and save $500m a year) We are at least saying “things need to change – because doing the same thing is insane” Get rid of the Penny, and put George Washington and Abe Lincoln on the new Dollar Coin.

Legalize and tax marijuana, use a portion of the revenue to educate and rehabilitate like we have with alcohol. Legalize and tax prostitution… it’s called the oldest profession for a reason, and as George Carlin (rest his brilliant soul) said, “If selling is legal, and fucking is legal, how come selling fucking is illegal”

And again, use some of those new tax dollars to fight the downside of the “sin trade” like human trafficking and diseases.

This country cannot afford it’s puritanical and traditionalist roots any more. These things are never going away, the penny is worth nothing anymore, and dope and hookers will ALWAYS be around. Let’s at least say – okay, we get it… rather than cling to outmoded, outdated, and futile policies…. and just legalize it already.

Plus, having legalized dope, booze (thank you 21st ammendment) and hookers… I can’t think of a better way to combat Fundamental Islam than by being way cooler than our dorky head covered cousins.

While I’m on my soap box… federally legalize gay marriage too… do you have any idea how much these queers spend on getting hitched? Serious – fucking stimulus bill… well, in more ways than one… and a happy fag is good for the fucking economy and the morale of the people… can you imagine Bill Maher getting pissed over that? Thank gaaaaaawddd.

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May 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Ask Glenn Beck (1)

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Given that GB is so interested in scams and political shennanigans, I’d love to hear his thoughts on the Banks lending the .gov THEIR OWN MONEY with interest.

Don’t you think GB should also be talking about that? He talks about GM and National Debt but I don’t see anything about the Banks ripping us off.

Glenn – if you’re as non-partisan as you say, I think your audience needs to hear your thoughts on this.

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May 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

The Closest the con has gotten to the light. On…

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Of course, The Daily Show on May 13th.

The Banks (JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Citi) made money every day last fiscal quarter, regardless of how the market performed.

Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone Magazine also broke this story, but I’m shocked how little light has been shed on this, and how very very very FUCKIN VERY little people know about this.

Short version: remember that bailout? Where the .gov lent these banks money at 0% interest? What did the banks do with this money? Well they bought treasuries. In other words, they lent money back to the government… but charged them interest for doing so.

What.The.Fuck.

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May 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

On Glenn Beck and Net Neutrality

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Spent a lot of time reading through the Ars Technica piece on Glenn Beck and Net Neutrality

Huge amount of comments following it up, and two things are clear:

1) GB’s popularity/notoriety is still on the rise given a lot of the comments that come out in his support and kneejerk reactions to his stance.

2) A lot of people, including GB it seems, don’t understand what Net Neutrality is.

Now, one of the more reasonable Beckophiles did make a good point that what GB is afraid of , is that the goverment will go beyond the basic principle of NN and end up overstepping their reach – fair comment, .gov does that quite a bit.  I can only imagine that any legislation will be full of bloat and pork. However NN is such a singularly important concept, that we absolutely have to ensure that corporations don’t unfairly throttle down access to competitors or competitors of “friends”. Of course, legislation can’t ever be that easy – so .gov are bound to screw it up, like they did healthcare reform.

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May 18, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Been a long time since I rock and rolled…

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Not that I expect that to change any time soon, but boy have I been absent.

Not that I was deluged by a huge amount of viewers last year… but then again, no new content.

Since then, we’ve got a new president. I keep thinking Obama’s trying to do his bit, but the system is so rotten and corrupt that trying to do anything properly seems next to impossible, I guess.

Anyway, been a long time, and I really need to get back to the blogosphere.

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May 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm

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Fox considering cancel Terminator:The Sarah Chronicles?

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According to this source Fox are thinking about pulling the plug.

They believe it might be contributing to the demise of Prison Breaks ratings too… well, dumbasses – newsflash: Prison Break is losing ratings because they broke out of prison 3 seasons ago.

Partner it up with Fringe on any night but Monday and you might see an improvement.

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October 20, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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The proof is in the pudding

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Top of the 10 in lists of things that people say having no clue how retarded they sound.

Ok… well maybe not top, but it’s certainly one of the most annoying things I hear.

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating” – in other words, we’ll only find out how good it is when we eat it.

The proof is in the pudding… are you saying the conclusion is hidden in the jello?

 

Fucking R-tards. Just because it’s become an acceptable misquote doesn’t that you have to repeat it.

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October 20, 2008 at 8:10 pm