Yesterday iPad had four erotica novellas listed in its top ten selling books...– Discriminating Against Erotica | RT Book Reviews (via sarahmaclean: ericmortensen) vruz: there’s also that it’s beside the point whether it was erotica or spongebob squarepants. you may be fine with the fact that it’s censorship, authoritarianism and a dangerous monoculture...
Pentagon still seeking identity of document leaker →
vruz: how about investigating those responsible for the war crimes described in the Wikileaks files? “duh… no! of course not, that would be us!”
The Senate version of the supplemental appropriations bill, including $37...– War supplemental bulldozes to passage (via ryking)
DemocracyNow, on the Rise of Wikileaks →
WikiLeaks Founder Says “Evidence of War Crimes” in Afghan War Logs, White House Downplays Leak, Claiming “No Broad New Revelations” The disclosure of a massive trove of classified military records documenting the Afghanistan war has ignited a firestorm and increased pressure on the White House to defend its military strategy. We play highlights of the White House press...
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than...– Dwight D. Eisenhower (via whokilled) vruz: and of course, as Eisenhower clarifies it for us, an intellectual must be a man, never a woman…
iPhone jailbreaking (and all cell phone unlocking)... →
Owners of iPhones and other smartphones are one step closer towards taking complete control of their gadgets, thanks to a new government ruling Monday on the practice of “jailbreaking.” This weekend has seen a flurry of activity about digital rights, but the biggest news dropped Monday morning, when the FCC announced that it had made the controversial practice of “jailbreaking”...
…Republicans have a completely indefensible position on taxes. In their view,...– Bruce Bartlett (via azspot) vruz: indefensible is one word too soft on that bunch
If I was a black man, I’d get down on my knees and thank God for slavery....– Ron Wight, tea party activist, from this kansas city star article. (h/t jesus’ general) vruz: are we finally seeing the true colours of the tea party?
We carry on in the most bizarre ways in far-off lands and think nothing of it....– Tom Engelhardt, Clueless in Afghanistan — and Washington (via ericmortensen) vruz: exactly.
The easy way to rebel early on for us, the White Stripes, was not to give out...– Jack White, on building mystique, in the Detroit Free Press. (via crumbler: minorjive)
Roy (singing): Dada, dang, da, dada, dang, da... We don't need no education...
Moss: Yes you do. You've just used a double negative.
Administration Warms To Warren, The New... →
vruz: oh, really? such sudden love can mean two things, not mutually exclusive: * immediate political left points, which the obama administration is sorely lacking. (an obama re-election at this point looks anything but 100% certain) * they can always throw the wrench in the engine later, and blame warren. “see, progressives? it’s all your fault!”