the four major political parties of the united states

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a rather extraordinary vote that says a lot more about the reality of American politics than most media pundits would have you believe, and provides Exhibit A as to why not to take either MSNBC or Fox News very seriously. The vote was known as the Amash/Conyers Amendment--introduced … Continue reading the four major political parties of the united states

everything you know about politics is wrong (the view of the fistfight from 30,000 feet up version)

In my last three posts I talked about the revelation of the existence of the mass surveillance program in which your emails, internet searches, and mobile phone data are collected, stored and subject to review by the U.S. government at any time. One of these posts talked about potential links between this PRISM program and … Continue reading everything you know about politics is wrong (the view of the fistfight from 30,000 feet up version)

everything you know about politics is wrong (love for sale version)

Obama and the Military Industrial Complex (Photo credit: Truthout.org)In my last post I wrote about the PRISM surveillance scandal and how the United States government is taking more and more steps towards becoming a police state. Why would this happen? A number of theories abound, of course--everything from the Illuminati to the United Nations to … Continue reading everything you know about politics is wrong (love for sale version)

everything you know about politics is wrong (big brother version)

Uncle Sam has hit the fan. The events of the several weeks should erase any doubt that the U.S. government has gone off the deep end. Revelations of systematic monitoring and reading of our electronic communications and Web activity have established beyond a reasonable doubt that we are now living under a mass surveillance system … Continue reading everything you know about politics is wrong (big brother version)

amazon.com women (and some men) are having a field day with BIC pens

Many things on the Internet "go viral," but this is the first time I've seen a product on Amazon.com get so much attention.  The thing is, I don't think it's attention that either Amazon.com or the manufacturer necessarily asked for. The product in question is a 16-pack of "BIC Cristal Pens for Her."  The product … Continue reading amazon.com women (and some men) are having a field day with BIC pens