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September 04, 2010

Congressional term limits would be a great way to destroy the United States

This would paralyze the United States. Believe me: I'm from Michigan. We've had term limits since 1993 -- it's in our constitution. In fact, our dimwitted constitutional convention even tried to place limits on our representatives and senators. Michigan's state politicians are that stupid. The result: No one in office ...long enough to do any good, for either party, for any position. People are elected, collect a base salary of $79,650 per year along with lifetime pensions and benefits, muddle about for two years, do nothing, then become consultants. The long-term stability of the United States in the 20th Century -- the gains for working people, home ownership, workplace safety, sensible markets and regulations -- can be attributed in great part to Congressional (mostly House) committees and leadership holding their posts long enough to understand how best to govern, and maintain what is good. Of course, capital hates this -- nobody makes a lot of money in stable times. FOXNews.com - Fox News Poll: 78 Percent Favor Term Limits On Congress
Finally, an issue both Democrats and Republicans agree on: term limits. Nearly 8 in 10 American voters like the idea of imposing fixed time limits in office for all members of Congress -- including their own senators and representatives. A Fox News poll released Friday found that 78 percent of voters favor establishing term limits for Congress. That’s nearly five times as many as oppose limiting the number of terms members can serve (16 percent). Large majorities of Republicans (84 percent), Democrats (74 percent) and independents (74 percent) favor the idea.

September 03, 2010

The truth about how companies use infographics with hidden buzzwords to spam you

The explaining infographic is after the jump. It's big. The Truth About Infographics: Pics, Videos, Links, News
So, all those infographics? Turns out that it's all part of an incredibly sophisticated keyword-spamming operation! Which is convenient, because, honestly, we were all kind of getting a little tired of them. Here's an infographic to explain how the infographic-spam industry works.

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August 31, 2010

Obama is a Radical Christian Muslim

1:20-ish is the moneyshot. Look At This Fucking Teabagger - tytnation: Glenn Beck Rally Attendee Exposed

August 30, 2010

NPR: The initials stand for nothing

HuffPo | Harry Shearer | NPR -- the Initials Stand for Nothing
NPR announced recently that it's no longer National Public Radio. Like CBS and NBC before it, it has decided that its initials are now so iconic they stand for nothing but themselves (ABC recently revived its full name, the "American Broadcasting Company", probably to ride the early Iraq War patriotism wave). Well, here's a clue about what NPR stands for now. I've just made a documentary film about why New Orleans flooded, "The Big Uneasy", in theaters nationwide on Monday. Having been denied access to coverage by either of the network's two flagship news programs, I decided to buy in, purchasing some of those "enhanced underwriting" announcements that the rest of us would call ads. The money was on the table, and then things got... kind of NPR'y. Long story short, NPR's legal department ruled that these words were not acceptable in the announcement: "documentary about why New Orleans flooded", that the only words that would work for them were "documentary about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina" -- this despite the fact that the movie IS about why New Orleans flooded, and it most certainly is not about the hurricane (since the experts interviewed in the movie agree that the flooding was a "man-made engineering catastrophe"). So, yes, like CBS and NBC, NPR has decided its initials stand for nothing. What the network itself stands for at this moment sounds a lot like censorship.

August 29, 2010

Katrina doc demonstrates flooding was caused by the Army Corp. of Engineers

Harry Shearer vs. the Army Corps of Engineers | Mother...