“Announcement: The oppression will continue until morale improves.”
If you recall those heady, sweat-soaked months after 9/11, when America couldn’t decide if it was a rabid pit-bull with a belly full of rage, or an overly abused Harbor Seal in need of round-the-clock maximum-security protection, the mantra was: “If you don’t travel, the terrorists win.”
“If you don’t watch football, the terrorists win.”
“If you don’t go out and spend money at the malls for Christmas, the terrorists win.”
And so, we did all those things.
But a funny thing has happened. Despite our unchecked gluttony and relentless observation of the color-coded Terror Threat Level: the terrorists won. America still stands and we can still kick most other country’s asses with “shock and awe” and twenty-four hour embedded media coverage. But the things that Americans value have been napalmed: freedom, safety, and personal wealth. While the mega-rich are not much worse off than they were in 2001, most everyone else…
Fresh on the heels of comparing the New England Patriots to the Nazi army a couple of weeks ago, blow-hard Ditka decided to jump at the chance to trash the Patriots some more and said on his ESPN Radio show that he agreed with Ladainian Tomlinson that the Patriots behaved disrespectfully at the end of this weekends playoff game.
“That’s the Patriots,” Ditka said. “They get away with it.”
Now, lets have a little history lesson. Ditka is the Bears coach who let his players do the “Superbowl Shuffle” video. The poster-child for studio-produced smack-talk. As insulting and self-indulgent an exercise as the NFL ever saw.
He is also the same coach who, when safely ahead in the Superbowl against the Patriots, still decided to have William “The Refrigerator” Perry barrel in for a touch down to rub it in.
And this cretin has the nerve to lecture anyone on “class”?
ESPN is supposed to be a sports network,…
This story “Bush Moves Toward Martial Law” on Toward Freedom has been making some noise on the ‘Net. Our President has signed into law (in a private closed-door ceremony) Public Law 109-364, or the “John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007″ (H.R.5122) (2). This act allows the President to declare a “public emergency” and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to “suppress public disorder.”
The legislation is available online here, so I figured it was worth taking a look. There is so much rhetoric these days and the media is such a shill for the major political parties that I don’t believe anything until I see it for myself. So, I hop over to the page and search down for “SEC. 1076. USE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN MAJOR PUBLIC EMERGENCIES”.
Now, I’m no legal expert,…
OK … for starters … I think people trying to better themselves through getting an education and getting a better job is a great thing. A wonderful thing. Certainly better than being stuck in a dead-end job, living in a bad neighborhood, etc. etc. etc. But the good folks (they are “educators”) at places like DeVry and ITT Tech. are pushing the envelope these days. I see their ads on TV every night, and being someone who grew up with the high-tech industry, and have been working in it for twenty-five years, well, the lies get hard to watch.
To begin with, jobs in computers and IT just aren’t as easy to get as ten years ago. Between the recession and the rampant out-sourcing of jobs to Eastern Europe and the Pacific Rim, the opportunities are severely limited. And companies would prefer to hire someone from a 4-year college, or with some experience.
But the ads on TV make it…
Well this little nugget of news raised the bar on narrow-mindedness – fining companies for having booth-babes who are dressed too scantily. They already don’t allow anyone under 18 into E3, so you have an adult audience. Who are they trying to protect from what? And what’s the big deal with showing a little skin? This is LA. Hollyweird.
Other articles claim this is an issue of “respecting women.” Meaning they want more women to buy video games. Hey, how about rather than make the booth babes cover up, they have a few booth dudes for the women to gush over and have pictures taken with? Wouldn’t that be just as fair? Sure … but then the moralistic swine who want to tell everyone else what they can and cannot see wouldn’t get their say.
Video game “booth babes” forced to cover up
By Daisuke Wakabayashi
Thu May 11, 9:45 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) –