Saturday, February 7, 2009

When I bounce a check, they charge me $35. When they bounce the economy, they charge me $700 Billion. I'm in the wrong business.

After Uproar, Wells Fargo Calls Off Trip to Las Vegas

They need to learn that they now operate under a microscope that has 300 million pairs eyes peering down upon them.

Did they not learn from the mistakes of AIG and their spa junkets, Citi Group and their $50 Million jet purchase, or BofA's lavish $10 Million Super Bowl extravaganza? Of course they did. They learned that while they may get a public slap on the wrist, they will never be held truly accountable. They discovered that while we cry foul, they will never have to stand trial for raping our country's economy and then using taxpayer money to do it again. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting the outcome to be different.

It is time to hold their feet to the fire and this time, use real feet and real fire

Turn the other cheek? No, you turn the other cheek!

Controversy surrounds Obama's faith office

One of the perks of the faith based initiative is that religious organizations receive federal grants to continue charity work, while they engage in discriminatory hiring practices. Because you can't spell "charity" without "discrimination".

Just because you feel you are at one with whatever god you pray to does not put you above the law. If you take taxpayer money then you are obligated to follow our constitutional laws. This is why it is so important to separate church and state. You can't take taxpayer money and then refuse to hire said taxpayers because they don't fit your ideology. More importantly you can't discriminate period!!!

If you truly want to discriminate against those that do not fit the mold of your religion then riddle me this. How come we have so many pastors, priests, and ministers molesting the children of their congregation, or dabbling in illicit and sometimes homosexual affairs? Time to practice what you preach and keep your hands out of the taxpayer's wallets and pants!

Man's best friend is his dogma - Timothy Leary

Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365 not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers were given. Satan - 10 ~unknown

Death by Independent Commission

More Call for Probe on Financial Crisis

The public wants answers and they want justice! But the Justice Dept. is afraid to go after the corporations that contributed to our economic meltdown fearing they might collapse thereby putting more "innocent" employees out of work.

There are two very important points to be made by serving justice to these corporate douche-nozzles!

1) We need the public acknowledgment of the crimes committed. Otherwise we set a very dangerous precedent for other robber barons to follow.

2) We haven't had a good hanging in a long time. I'm not talking death here, that would be too easy and bring out the nut-jobs to rally for the convicted. We hang'em right there in front of the Bull on Wall Street with a piece of rope long enough to let them hit the ground and break their ankles. Mind you, they're now unemployed, have no health insurance, and are wearing a pair of crap filled pants. Then we just walk away.

That would still be better then what they've done to us.

I told you so

More turning to Web to watch TV, movies

For months I have proselytized (preached for my publicly schooled friends) that the average person would soon watch TV on the internet. With a virtually non-existent economy, it's no wonder that people are ditching their cable/satellite TV service and opting for the web. Since most everything is now available online why pay for two hamburgers and eat only one?

You're probably thinking that you would never want to watch TV on your computer. The networks know this and have already started to condition us with special episodes(webisodes) of your favorite shows that can only be viewed on the web. Televisions aren't even televisions anymore, they're monitors that can accept any input signal albeit cable, satellite or your computer.

This change was inevitable and also alters the battlefield for eyeballs. If someone is willing to watch TV on the web then it's only a very short matter of time before they start watching non-studio content as well. This means that anyone with a good idea and a camera can create their own content without the need for "Studio Approval". The public can now vote with their eyes and the advertisers will follow. This could very well be the end of homogenized sitcoms and cop/doctor shows. Unfortunately it also means the beginning of shows like "Ow My Balls!" and "Who Lit Mama on Fire?"

And to think that just a scant 50 or 60 years ago families sat in their living rooms staring at their radios.

Monday, February 2, 2009

No apology accepted.

AP Investigation: Banks sought foreign worker

The very same banks that begged for taxpayer help forgot to mention that they just wanted our money, not our talent. It seems that at every turn the truth just get's uglier and uglier. They're like the relative that only visits when they need money but the moment you need them to help you move, they're too busy raping the neighbor's dog.

Don't they get it? Don't they understand that we can now find out anything about them on this newfangled invention called the internet. Don't they know that the very employees they've laid-off know how to post a blog? Don't they know that transparency is gong to be the name of the game from this point forward? Don't they know that there has been no apology accepted?

Since they weren't actually told, in writing, that they had to change their ways, they have continued conducting business as usual. Expecting the same people to not do the same thing is like asking the pyromaniac that just burned down your house to keep an eye on the matches. Just last month, Citigroup wanted to buy a $50 Million corporate jet when they had two perfectly good jets already. These companies don't need corporate jets. These companies need directions to the airport!

The paint on their ivory towers is chipping away, exposing a color not unlike greed.