Monthly Archives: August 2009

Obama’s ‘SS’

This became crystal-clear midway through his Fox News program Thursday night, during a segment featuring ex-Democrat now complete loser Patrick Caddell and the ever-vivacious Michelle Malkin to heartily agree with whatever craziness came burbling out of his mouth. They were all gathered to talk about the “army” of “thugs” that President Obama is planning to gather under the combined umbrellas of ACORN, SEIU, Color of Change and whatever other insidious “radicals” Beck believes he’s uncovered. And what does this “army” of “thugs” look like? Why, they’re all black people, of course. … This, as he explained earlier in the show, will be “Obama’s SS.”

via Crooks and Liars

The Sorrows of the True Commie

You know who I really feel sorry for in all this insanity? The American Communist Party. Yes, they’re still around, still doing busi — well, they’re still around. And they’ve got their ideas and their platforms and their ideals, and they’re kinda out there on the fringe and nobody much bothers them.And then the Republicans flip out and call Obama a communist. How crushing must that be to real, actual communists? I mean, you’ve got this right-centrist dude on stage, and his ideas are alright but a little ehhhhh, and people thing that’s socialism? People think that’s communism? It probably makes one want to just lie down in a ditch and die.

via Comenter on MetaFilter

A Rich Person Before the Dream

We are so jacked and we don’t realize it. Other countries have faster internet, better health care (or any health care), more jobs, better benefits and better looking neighbors. You see them walking through my town, (San Francisco). They are happy, rich foreigners looking at us with a mixture of pity and amusement. We are mediocre boors, loud and defiant in our stupidity and filth. Here we are, watching television, crawling with undiagnosed diseases; hauling around our massive, fat asses; (asses that have dingleberries since, here, we don’t do bidets); and we still think we are Number One at something.

Being an American is going to be one long dose of awful, unless you are one of the lucky few to either inherit, marry or strike it rich. Of course, the rest of us are so frickin retarded from all the television, drugs and booze that we will think this means some “American Dream” is in effect.

Poor people here actually believe it’s just a matter of time before they “make it big” – instead of concluding, like the lower classes in other countries, that we had better act in concert to get our rights in order. Why blow shit up to make your government treat you right when you are just a rich person BEFORE the dream.

via Commenter on Gawker

Dead End for Writers

My job? Basically, I’m 31 and at a professional dead end. And so are most people in here. I mean, think about it. What actual skill do I possess? I edit quips about Marc Jacobs’ boyfriend for a living. ‘Editing’ is not really a job. Not anymore, at least. There are about a million younger, cheaper people who can do what I do, who also happen to know a thousand times more about the internet than I do. Eventually, I’ll either die of boredom or get replaced. And then, what? I’ll be 35. What the hell am I gonna do with the rest of my life?

via Gawker.

AIG CEO Defends Holiday Villa Overlooking Adriatic

Wearing flip-flops, khaki shorts and a green polo shirt, the new chief executive of bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc says he’s getting a lot of work done from his massive villa overlooking the Adriatic. “People criticize me for being on vacation. I actually started work a week before I was actually supposed to,” Robert Benmosche told Reuters in an interview. “I do have conference calls every day, I have all my information sent here. I can work here as well as in the office in New York.”

via Reuters

Blaming Bush for Debt

First of all, I wasn’t blaming Bush for future deficits: I was blaming him for debt — debt that was incurred on Bush’s watch…. Second, now that you mention it, surely much of the current deficit can be attributed to the previous administration’s policies. I mean, we’re all of seven months into the Obama administration; nearly all federal spending, all federal taxes, are dictated by laws that were in effect before Obama took office. Both Bush and before him Reagan spent years blaming all their problems on the failures of their predecessors; I think we can give Obama a few months.

via Paul Krugman Blog

Bitchy Actors Complain on Twitter During Auditions

Diva-bitches enters the new century:

On Wednesday, while Ms. Eisenberg was conducting a casting session for “Gay Bride of Frankenstein,” a show that will be performed in late September as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival, she was also tweeting about the performers who were auditioning for her. Without mentioning actors by name, Ms. Eisenberg appeared to be commenting on their performances with messages like, “If we wanted to hear it a different way, don’t worry, we’ll ask,” or “if you are going to sing about getting on your knees, might as well do it and crawl towards us…right?”

via NYTimes.com.

Conficker is Still Out There

With more than five million of these zombies now under its control — government, business and home computers in more than 200 countries — this shadowy computer has power that dwarfs that of the world’s largest data centers. Alarmed by the program’s quick spread after its debut in November, computer security experts from industry, academia and government joined forces in a highly unusual collaboration. They decoded the program and developed antivirus software that erased it from millions of the computers. But Conficker’s persistence and sophistication has squelched the belief of many experts that such global computer infections are a thing of the past.

via NYTimes.com.