Sep 12


You know, if the President just came right out and said “yeah, that stuff about chemical weapons and humanitarian aid was all BS; we’re interested in deposing Assad in order to ensure Russia doesn’t have a monopoly on oil sales to Europe”, I’m pretty sure the American people wouldn’t be as quick to roll their eyes at this whole ‪#‎Syria‬ thing.

But given the last 10 years, I don’t think anyone’s buying the narrative that America is a real-life Justice League, and with more and more people turning to the Internet instead of traditional outlets for their information, treating the public like a bunch of kids sitting around a TV on Saturday morning isn’t going to be an option much longer.

The Internet has made it much harder to wag the dog, but that apparently doesn’t stop the ass-end from trying. (Conversely, any wonder why Internet freedom is under attack from all directions right now?)

Originally posted on Facebook here

Sep 5

I usually sit here and have Napster running in the background, playing random tracks while I write crap. It’s got this cool quick playlist thing that lets you add all songs from an album with a single click and is pretty useful as a digital jukebox.

Anyway, I load it up and notice one of the featured artists is Ice Cube, who I guess has a new album out or something. I click that, it adds it to my playlist.

After a few seconds I’m not really into it and notice the swanky icons for Presidential playlists with Obama and McCain, songs from their campaign and personal favorites. Obviously I click the McCain one and go back to posting. It ran through some very middle-of-the road crap including the Beach Boys, Sinatra, and Neil Diamond. Whatever, I’m ok with them.

After about an hour it’s run through and I decide to click on the Obama list, thinking I added it onto my queue.

Some U2 song with pseudointellectual lyrics that make no fucking sense, but could easily be spun against Obama (“The more you see, the less you know…). In fact I think I heard Limbaugh clowning on that a few weeks ago.

The song was over, and this came up:

And for a split second before I realized what was going on, Obama had earned my vote for being the coolest motherfucker on the planet. I guess I’d clicked on the U2 song by itself instead of the whole list though, because the rest of Obama’s list was just as boring as McCain’s.

Damn. Now if Obama really had the nuts to put Ice Cube on his soundtrack, I might vote for his gun grabbing ass.