jueves, 20 de octubre de 2011

OWS: Are we losing the PR Battle?

Think again before you answer that. Maybe you already stop complaining about the lack of mainstream media coverage long ago, but I thought it was self evident enough (among other things):

- Not to poop in police cars.
- Not to invoke Robin Hood as a symbol, unless you positively want to lose your cash, your laptops and iPhones (Ever heard that King Solomon saying?).
- Not to spread bigotry.

Details like this help to tarnish the legitimate protest aims for good.

I wish I could find in OWS protestors more wittiness like this:

Don't you know it's gonna be alright?

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domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

If you're unemployed for more than two years, please don’t expect a new job

It doesn’t make any sense. From those who brought the logic that only employed people can apply to loans, now we’ve got the logic that only employed people can apply to jobs. That means, if you’re on the dole for two years or more, you should consider yourself damaged goods. And screw you, Jack.

Fortunately, Obama’s new jobs bill has a lifesaving provision for those unfortunate enough to be discriminated for being too unemployed: the banning of 15-employee or more businesses from the benefits of the new law, plus the right to make the big fat el lawsuit-o.

There is no free market babble that can justify this injustice. But as expected, business advocates say it is irrational to expect jobs creation with such provisions, but hey, is there another way to dissuade big and small businesses of incurring in such an insane practice without such a threat?

I thought so. Pass this bill!

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jueves, 6 de octubre de 2011

#OccupyWallStreet please Stop the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing Steve Jobs funeral!

It’s official: the bunch of pricks we love to hate, the Westboro Baptist Church (W.b.C.) will protest during Steve Jobs funeral. Why in the frigging world will they be picketing? Because Jobs allegedly had a “big platform” and “his sinful pride didn’t let him praise God there”. Boy they like to give religion and faith a bad name!

It is crass, senseless and depraved, even if they were right.

Years ago I learned from somewhere that the W.b.C. honchos wanted badly a multimillion lawsuit and the best way to be in one was involving the 1st Ammendment of the U.S. Constitution. Their plans backfired because the Supreme Court granted their right to make demostrations in soldiers’ funerals, Elizabeth Taylor’s memorial service, and any beloved person’s interment they like to mess with. Now, unfortunately, it’s Steve Jobs turn.

Unless you 99% people take a little break from your #OccupyWallStreet duties for a while and teach the W.b.C. some manners. As GenYers and main beneficiaries of the new lifestyle Steve Jobs helped to create, it would be the right thing to do.

And a huge PR hit. Any subsequent demand of yours could be granted in no time. It’s about time. I’m for free speech, but this is too much for me.

Pretty please with sugar on top do it!
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lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

Food Nazis strike in Denmark! - UPDATE: Now in France, too!

BIG FAT UPDATE: Food Nazis keep on telling you how to live and what to eat. Now ketchup is rationed in France (always for the frigging children, no less), and sugary drinks are taxed. Surprise!

The French government earns £ 100 million more for its bloated-and-broke enlightened bureaucracy (no pun intended), and 20 million fat French people (plus 7 million obese) will be slim again, thanks to thorough microrregulation.

Blitzkrieg on food keeps on!

Scandinavian countries apparently do have a problem dealing with excesses. High taxes in Norway and Sweden don’t deter people from organizing drinking sprees in Germany and Denmark, where drinks are cheaper; even if the VAT skyrockets to 25% and 15% tips are compulsory in Denmark (you can picture now how high those taxes are).

Knowing this, Danish politicians didn’t hesitate to impose a ridiculous new “fat tax” on foods like pizza, butter and meat, which were massively hoarded in the last days by a frenetic public that wanted to beat the new tax. As we noticed before, no crash course on prohibition effects will stop Scandinavian politicians’ paternalistic approach to their constituencies. If booze kills, tax it to death, no matter how people find out new ways to cheat. Fat is the new public enemy and politicians know better what is good for you, when they make your favorite food cost you even more.

Obesity might be a serious health problem in some parts of the world, but as a progressive hero I don’t feel the fascist compulsion to punish the overeating behavior.

Food Nazis all over the world are surely rejoicing and preparing themselves to pinpoint Denmark as the example to follow, giving progressivism a bad name in the interim.

Lard in the brain produces sclerosis… and very stupid laws.
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