Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pyrrhic victories

"We screw our users"

Surprise, surprise. 

Google’s Blogger reversed itself – and now we can distrust and despise Google even more than we did already.

Sure, Blogger is a free service from Google. So, that means we should be grateful? 

To the contrary. Once lured into Google’s trap, who wants to continue using a service offered by a company that clearly believes it is acceptable to use devious, hate-filled gestapo tactics in dealing with its online public. More to the point, Google’s fatuous, feckless, self-important engineers in Mountain View should not be determining the fate of anything.

All of us should have known, more than a decade ago, when Google formally adopted the corporate motto “Don’t be evil,” that it would eventually do exactly the opposite. 

New motto: “We screw our users.” 

Google is hell-bent on tossing any shred of intellectual and moral integrity it ever had. It thinks it will be rewarded for pandering to the regressive, intolerant, repressive agenda of ignorant conservatives. Not gonna happen.

A modified version of this blog is already being created at Wordpress. Google is not to be trusted.


Yahoo! News

Blogger Help Forum

Censorship plan abandoned after three days

Summary: While you were busy freaking out about government surveillance, censorship blossomed at the one corporation that has the most power to fight -- or enable -- suppression of speech: Google.

Google's crackdown on adult content hosted on Blogger is not about illegal content, but simply content they don't like
The Independent

Blogger, the company’s long-running blogging service, is cracking down on explicit material with just one month’s notice for affected users
The Guardian

The Guardian


Hell to pay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hey conservatives: Karma is a bitch!

Some asshole calling himself Hunter Milstead tried to post this comment to this blog:

"Suppose they came for the Conservatives? You would be as quiet as Helen Keller on Valium"

That sort of toxic outlook, that sort of repulsive attitude, is precisely why conservatives in the United States will eventually wind up as losers, as dinosaurs, in an increasingly diverse nation. Let's see them just try spewing more of this destructive venom to Millennials and to larger and larger populations of minorities -- who vote -- in the United States.

Here is how Jon Stewart brilliantly sums up the disgusting destructiveness of conservatives in the United States:

By the way --

This "Hunter Milstead" is probably the same jerk who tried to make this comment after the mid-term elections last Fall:

"No post about the election results? No snarky little cartoons? You certainly didn't hesitate to mouth-off 2 years ago. In 2012 when Obama and his merry band of socialists bought re-election with entitlements and freebies you posted this long rambling tedious idiotic diatribe about the demise of the Republican Party. Clearly you spoke too soon. Clearly the Republicans are alive and well. They now control the U.S. Senate and have their biggest majority in the House Of Representatives in 80 years. They also now control a majority of state legislatures and 31 of 50 Governer's seats. You smug pompous arrogant obnoxious elitist liberal punks just got the shit beaten out of you! You see all that red on the map now? That's the blood from your busted faces!"

There you go! It's this sort of worldview, this sort of hate-filled evil -- this silly, delusional, destructive stupidity -- that will bring U.S. conservatives to their own demise.

Those (gerrymandered) majorities, by the way, sure aren't doing the Republicans any good so far. And you say that liberals were "beaten" in last Fall's elections? Well, it sure doesn't look that way! More delusion in the conservative echo chamber.

It's just a matter of time before conservatives truly meet their demise in this nation. And we must do everything we can to hasten that day.

(This guy sounds just like Rush Limbaugh. I wouldn't be surprised if the hypocritical addict Limbaugh regularly visits this blog so that he can jack-off by looking at men.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Not one of you will speak out, will you?

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak 

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—

and there was no one left to speak for me.

~ Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015