Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bankruptcy Legacy

Some time ago, the Bush administration made it harder for individuals to declare bankruptcy. Now there is a wave of national business chains declaring bankruptcy and leaving massive debts to service companies in their wake, which will, in turn, hurt those companies' employees and consumers.

After 8 years of foreign policy, diplomatic, public relations, political and electoral disasters, who would have thought that George W. Bush's legacy would be as the president who drove the world's most affluent and functional economy into the ground? Even Bush has to be stunned at the many flaws of his second term. And if it's one thing Americans don't like, it's being poor.

Bush has finally united the country - now EVERYBODY hates him.

Good riddance.

Friday, April 11, 2008

No Age

This is a song by the group No Age from their forthcoming album Nouns, available May 6 from Sub Pop. I don't know the title, but it's a decent song.

http://www.subpop.com/assets/audio/4260.mp3

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Olympic Flame Blame Game

China, the US and the Olympic Committee are finally catching up with how the rest of the world feels about China's human rights record. You'd think the Olympic Committee would have seen such problems coming, what with China's propensity to neutralize/put to death people they find inconvenient.

If only the Olympic torch protesters were to admit to themselves that China's human rights abuses don't begin and end with censorship, but with many of the products the protesters themselves purchase daily from the local Mal-Wart. Maybe consumers should protest the manufacturers that support Chinese production and by extension, their long standing and growing habit of labor abuses.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Teenage Girls More Violent Than Previously Thought

Just saw a video of a bunch of girls trapping and beating up a cheerleader for posting mean things about them on myspace, which proves to me that females are the more violent sex. Girls just weren't aware of the mean things they were saying about each other until the internet happened. Or, they just weren't as keen on making a documentary about how much they like to rat-pack each other.