The Fast and the Furious

April 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Editorials

Dear Speed Demons,

You are so cool!  Like… wow. Risking your life to get to the next red light all of 5 seconds faster than everyone must have been completely worth it. I can only imagine what you do with all the extra time you must save getting places minutes ahead of the rest of us. Oh, and how you spent time and money creating the fastest/loudest Honda Civic I’ve ever seen… very cool. A car that would otherwise be completely economic and meet the basic functions of personal travel is now a huge attention-draw to your coolness as you sit in traffic with the rest of us at the high speed of 3mph. If only you could blast music even louder so everyone could know that you are cool. Read more

Absolute Power…

October 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Editorials, News, Politics and Government

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images


(SOURCE: Libya’s new rulers declare country liberated)

The nation of Libya recently overthrew the regime of leader Muammar Gaddafi. In a joyous celebration the transitional government has declared the country officially “liberated.” It’s a beautiful day for the Libyan people. As well, it is a solemn time of remembrance for the lives sacrificed in attaining that freedom.

The one thing I disagree with in the entirety of the coup, the rebellion, and the liberation is the celebration of the execution of Gaddafi. Granted, there is nothing redeeming about any leader who doesn’t take care of his people. However, does no one find the way people rejoiced at the news of his execution disturbing? I can understand being relieved. I could understand the satisfaction of vengeance. I can understand rejoicing at the new found freedom. However, fist-pumping, high-fiving, “and I hope they burn in hell” style celebration because you killed a guy makes me question your judgment. Morally, how is that justified? You can do better. Shouldn’t you want to be better person?

I can understand the Libyans rejoicing at the death of Gaddafi, but people over in the United States are truly elated. Granted, Gaddafi committed many crimes and I mean no solace in that but really?! Keep your composure. A man was executed. It seems antithetical to be so uncivilized when promoting the virtues of democracy. If not antithetical, then merely hypocritical.

Obama Deals Birthers Deathblow

April 28, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Politics and Government

Obama Long Form Birth Certificate

Source: Obama releases ‘long form’ birth certificate

Unfortunately, the President believes facts and a majority of the nations acceptance of such will finally stop the relentless extremists unwilling to acknowledge his eligibility and therefore Presidency. These fundamentalists also known as “birthers” have flamed rumors that Barack Hussein Obama II was born outside of the United States and thus ineligible to be President despite prior presentations of proof.

We will not be surprised if the fanatical birther members chalk this release of President Obama’s birth certificate up as a conspiracy. Donald Trump, don’t quit your day job(s).

Bing and Facebook Link Against Google

April 21, 2011 by  
Filed under News

Bing-Facebook mount assault on Google

Source: The Bing-Facebook Alliances

In case you didn’t notice, Bing is the official search engine for Facebook. Which gives Bing access to your Facebook info and thus the ability to try to mold the search results it feels relevant to the things you deem relevant. While the Google brand is still a verb synonymous with web searching itself, the Bing-Facebook deal may finally add credibility to the much-ignored Microsoft search engine.

Election Day Yields Conservative House

November 3, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics and Government

Line of people
Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives and closed the gap in the Senate. The high profile seats remained liberal but a large majority of seats that did not get national attention went conservative. Read more

Mexico is Blowing Money Fast

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait wait wait wait, wa-i-i-i-i-it a minute!!

Mexico made a drug bust of 134 tons of marijuana with an estimated street value of roughly $340 million USD and their bright idea was to… burn it. ::sigh::

Mexico. MEXICO!! Ugh, go sit in the corner ’til you learn some foresight.

If you don’t see the problem with this, let me break it down. Read more

A Letter to Mad Mel Gibson

Dear Mel,

“You know you done f*cked up, right?” When you can’t even get a cameo in a farce, you know you’ve gone too far. That means you’ve officially fallen off of the movie level. Oh, sure you have some straight-to-DVD drops coming in the next year or more, but you have definitely maxed out your A-list credit. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Read more

Quarter Million Dollar Baby

June 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Culture & Society

Alright, but what can I get for $1…

According to a recent article on NPR, raising a child costs $222,360 USD. This is of course adjusted for inflation and calculated through age seventeen (17). However, I think we all know that seventeen is not when you really stop funding a child. Regardless, this figure is definitely one of my first thoughts when I think about eventually having kids. Daddy loves you, but can’t afford you just yet; maybe next fiscal year.

Let Me Clear My Throat

March 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Editorials, Tell'em Why You Mad

Wal-Mart Home Office Sign with American Flag
The Setup:

At some Wal-Mart in Washington Township, New Jersey, a male voice announces over the PA system that “all Black people leave the store now.”
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US Congress passes Healthcare Reform bill

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics and Government

President Obama addresses the Democratic caucus about passing the health care bill Saturday on Capitol Hill‘It’s a victory for the American people’ © Barack Obama

In a historic vote last night, Congress passed H.R. 3590, more commonly known as the “Healthcare Reform Bill.” After rancorous debate that seemed more akin to the dozens game than an exchange of facts and opinions Read more

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