Festive Left Friday Blogging: The ghost of Chavecito

Who is this healthy, handsome baseballer, anyway?

Shoot, that ain’t no one but the ghost of the man the Miami Hairball wants us to give up for dead. Hilarious how undead he is, eh?

BTW, other hilarities abound. Check out these headlines:

“Hugo Chavez Forced to Appear to Deny Rumor of Failing Health”, sez FUX Snooze. Wouldn’t it be quicker and easier to simply say “Oh Shit, He’s Still Healthy”?

“Hugo Chavez: Reports On My Health Read ‘Like a Novel’”, sez ABC. Well, that’s true. It’s all made-up shit. Actually, he probably meant a telenovela, a trashy soap-opera. They have melodramatic plots like that all the time.

And then there’s this pathetic (and very poorly written) one: “Miami-paper: Chavez rushed to hospital; Dictator denies health problem”. Who you calling a DICTATOR? He’s democratically elected, you wanks!

But hey. If the headlines haz Teh Stoopid, it’s because of the old adage: Chávez los tiene locos — Chávez drives them crazy. He’s democratic, not dictatorial, and he just won’t die. Nothing drives the lamestream media crazier, and for that reason, this Friday is especially festive.

¡Viva Chavecito!

The National Pest “apologizes”

A few days ago, the National Pest published an extremely homophobic (and blatantly accusatory) ad about public schooling in Ontario. Today, we get this non-apology apology, or non-retraction retraction, if you will…

Earlier this week the National Post ran an advertisement that has caused some controversy. The ad, bought by the Institute for Canadian Values, argued against aspects of the Ontario school curriculum that include instruction about certain aspects of human sexuality. Specifically, it objected to teaching young children — those between junior kindergarten and Grade 3 — about transsexual/transgender/intersexed/two spirited issues.

The National Post has procedures in place for vetting the content of advertising, especially advocacy advertising. The procedures are intended to ensure that such ads meet a standard of tone and respect that is consistent with furthering constructive dialogue about important public policy issues.

In this case, those procedures were not followed. An ad that should not have run in its proposed form was allowed to run.

This ad will not run in the National Post again.

So far, so good. So what’s so bad about this? This:

The National Post believes strongly in the principles of free speech and open, unhindered debate. We believe unpopular points of view should not be censored simply because some readers may find them disturbing, or even offensive. Free speech does not apply only to views that will not offend anyone.

The ad in question was attempting to make the case that the Ontario curriculum was teaching very young children about issues that, at that age, should be the domain of parents. In addition, it made the case that even when parents or teachers may object to the material being taught, they did not have the right, in the case of parents, to remove their children from the class, or in the case of teachers, to decline to teach the material on the grounds that they objected to it.

In an open society, these positions are worthy of being part of a debate on this issue. They are also legitimate arguments to make in a paid advertisement in a media outlet.

Where the ads exceeded the bounds of civil discourse was in their tone and manipulative use of a picture of a young girl; in the suggestion that such teaching “corrupts” children, with everything that such a charge implies; and in their singling out of a specific group of people who have made choices about their sexuality with which the group disagrees.

I didn’t choose to be straight, much less because of anything I was “taught” at school, in any grade. My LGBT friends didn’t choose to be queer for such reasons, either. But the bigots of the National Pest chose, as adults, to run an ad promoting bigotry in the guise of concern for the well-being of children.

And they’re still doing it, albeit more subtly and politely, with this half-assed apology that makes the tacit assumption that sexual orientation is a “choice”. I trust you didn’t miss the old canard that hate speech is “free speech” which is only unpopular and/or offensive, either. It’s the justification for their whole existence as an outlet for the petty hatreds and deep-seated spite of old white straight people. The Pest is most certainly NOT a reliable newspaper. It is a crapaganda rag for conservatism, and the sooner that we understand that, the better.

I suppose that we should accept this “apology” in the spirit in which it was made…a spirit less of unprejudiced goodwill or sincere contrition than of “I’m sorry I caught you with your fingers in the cookie jar”, or maybe “I’m sorry I slapped your fingers when you got them caught in that nasty old cookie jar”.

Sorry, Pest, but I don’t forgive you.

Dear Miami Herald: You are SO full of shit.

That’s Chavecito, on VTV today. Does he look to you like he’s at death’s door? No? Then you’re more observant than one Antonio María Delgado, crap reporter extraordinaire.

I know I should take it for granted that the Miami Hairball — er, Herald — can’t report the news from Latin America to save its miserable life. So shit like this shouldn’t surprise me. And it doesn’t. But still, this is so disgustingly despicable….

In a sign his condition might be deteriorating, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been sent again to the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas. Wednesday, his doctors were considering transferring him to the private Caracas Clinics Hospital, where he could be better treated for his renal-insufficiency problems, said sources close to the situation.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Chávez entered the hospital on Tuesday.

“His general condition was compromised,” said one of the sources who saw him when he entered the Military Hospital. “When he arrived, he was in very serious condition.”

Another source said that he was in a bad state when members of his secret service took him from the Presidential Palace to the hospital.

…not to mention hilarious when you get to the final paragraph:

On state-run television Thursday, Chávez asked Venezuelans to “pay no attention to the rumors” of his declining heath. He also said he would be making public appearances again when he fully recovers from his cancer treatment.

Gee, even THEY have to admit that he’s not dying, or anywhere near it. Albeit grudgingly. Wouldn’t want to compromise our carefully established position as a disociado rag, would we now?

And they want us to pay to read the full version? Thanks, but no thanks. When you try to titillate with false facts from anonymous (and thus probably bogus) “sources” that even the bizmedia and commercial whore media are not reporting (because, for a wonder, they both decided to go with the facts when it comes to Venezuela), you don’t deserve any more eyeballs. Or money.

So yeah, Herald, I guess what I’m trying to say is, You are SO full of shit. And it’s getting so monotonous having to call you out on it all the time that even the supermarket tabloids are looking downright interesting. Even Bat-Boy is more of a real entity than these anonymous “sources” you set so much store by.

Why not just come clean and admit that you’re making shit up?

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Ker-SPLAT!!!

How to deal with privatization and fascism in your midst? Take a lesson from Chilean students. They’ve been on strike for years against it, and this year things are coming to a head, with a right-wing Pinochetist president in office. And when one of the Pinochetist’s lackeys, a local mayor, illegally closed the schools, causing students to lose an entire year, something hit the fan:

A day of protests took place outside the municipal offices of Providencia. Citizens came to throw tomatoes and rotten fruit as a sign of repudiation of the words of mayor Cristián Labbé, who arbitrarily closed the schools and caused all students who were on strike to lose their year.

Federal Deputy Tarud told Terra that “the measure adopted by Labbé to close the schools was absolutely illegal, since only the Ministry of Education has the right to do it. Mayor Labbé is acting as he did during the worst times of the [Pinochet] dictatorship, thinking he can still rely on the DINA [secret police].”

For that reason, a group of citizens arrived at 6:30 pm local time to demonstrate their rejection of Labbé, and in such a way as they used to do with anyone who defrauded the public while in office: by throwing rotten tomatoes at him.

They also threw eggs at the muncipal office building, and were detained by the Carabineros.

Translation mine.

This was last Friday. And in case you’re wondering why the parliamentary deputy made reference to the infamous DINA, the CIA-connected political police of the Pinochet era, this page might hold some clues. Cristián Labbé, a former Chilean army colonel, is in fact a torturer who worked at the infamous Villa Grimaldi secret prison, operated by the DINA. Disappearances, deaths and terrible suffering took place on his watch. His name is fifth on the list of known torturers. He has never been held accountable.

And he’s still as arrogant and cruel as ever, blaming his old nemesis, the “Marxist left”, and accusing them of being “the motor and beneficiary of public disorder”. No democratic right of protest in the new Chile, which is remarkably little changed from the old Chile, seeing as Labbé is still free and still in power. No doubt he still thinks he has the law on his side.

It will be interesting to see if that other old Pinochetist, the current president of Chile, actually lets him go on getting away with murder, or whether he will apply the law of education — shoddy as it is in Chile — and remove this lawbreaker from office.

Quotable: Joe Hill on general strikes

Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx occupies Wall Street

It’s one of those drizzly, autumnal days around here. Usually, just the kind of weather that would send a kitty indoors, to curl up on her humans’ laps, with her tail wrapped cozily around all fours, purring and not letting them get up. But since Ms. Manx is a cyberkitty, and in any case has no tail beyond a stub, she’s restless…and out prowling. And sure enough, she’s found some things for us:

Over at the UK Guardian, Ed Pilkington notes the disparity between what the First Amendment says and how the NYPD seems to be interpreting it. He finds it symptomatic of the brutality of US society in general. Ms. Manx notes that it goes much further and deeper than that; it’s a symptom of capitalism itself, and the UK had its own share of that recently. Remember how the London police brutally “kettled” teenagers during the protests against school fee hikes? Or how they gunned down an innocent Brazilian electrician by mistake for a terrorist railway bomber? Or how they killed a black man for who knows what reason, then cracked down hard on the protests that ensued, characterizing them as “riots” and “looting”? Ms. Manx wants us to understand just one thing: The real rioters are always the police, and the real looters are always those who send them out against the rest of the bottom 99% of humanity. And it’s not only in the US that it happens, it’s just there that it’s happening right now.

Speaking of what’s happening right now, the Stumpy Cat has found something VERY interesting at the selfsame Grauniad: the officer accused of macing or pepper-spraying a group of women (one of whom talks about it here) at the protests has a record of police brutality, and has also been named for it at a protest in 2004 against Dubya. The Manx cattily remarks that such things are typical. They ALWAYS send out the brutal ones when there’s a peaceful protest. They want to provoke violence, so that there will be a pretext for breaking up the protest altogether, or for mass arrests. It’s no more a coincidence than when the vicious prison guard, Charles Graner, was sent to Iraq to torture prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Someone made that decision, someone in the shadows at headquarters. It’s a good start that the brutes are named, but the Stumpy Cat says we need to go further, naming their commanders, both in uniform and out. Accountability has to go all the way to the top.

Meanwhile, Wonkette’s headline here says it all, albeit ironically. Everyone knows since the Beatles first sang about it that the real piggies are the ones in the starched white shirts. But the media have been instructed to ignore the little man behind the curtain, and the fact that the protesters aren’t “green-haired freakers”, as Greg Palast once called them, but just a motley assortment of nice normal folks of all ages from the 99%, isn’t sitting well with the media. Nice people behaving themselves makes for boring video, not to mention no pretext for kettling, head-busting, mass-arresting and protest-breaking. Not the message the corporate media want to be caught sending.

But maybe the media ARE waking up; MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell certainly has, and the Stumpie gives him two big paws up for that. She would also like to tell him to watch his back; the corporate honchos have the knives out. Remember Keith Olbermann?

All the same, it’s kind of shameful that they took ten whole days to get their butts in gear and REPORT this. Guess it helps that Michael Moore showed up, eh?

ADDENDA: While not directly linked to #OccupyWallStreet, a pilots’ strike also took place there today. Maybe they could join forces with the protesters? Some cops are already doing so, from what I hear.

And Susan Sarandon is in the house, so to speak. “I’m just here to be educated,” she says. By virtue of just showing up, she’s already shown herself to be smarter than a great many. The Stumpy Cat gives her a big two-paws-up as well.

Also, don’t miss Yes Magazine’s article on how it all got started, and why.

Teabaggers come to Ontario. Ontarians properly horrified.

O, Canada. You’ve certainly seen more than your share of imports from our neighbors to the south. Some, like the Vietnam-era draft dodgers and conscientious objectors, have been a blessing to our society. Others, like the KKK and this guy, make me understand only too well why our Latin American friends are constantly yelling “Yankee Go Home!”:

Michael Prell, who bills himself as a “strategist for the Tea Party Patriots,” has joined the campaign of Tim Hudak, the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Hudak is part of a new generation of politicians pulling the Progressive Conservatives further to the right. He pledged to abolish the Ontario Human Rights Commission, for example, in a deal to secure his position as party leader. In 2009, while speaking to a Canadian Christian right group, the Association for Reformed Political Action, he declared that he was opposed to abortion and had signed petitions calling for the defunding of abortions. He has also supported taxpayer funding to religious private schools. Recent proposals for tax cuts and changes to the healthcare system are very Tea Party-esque.

Hudak’s campaign manager is Mark Spiro, who founded the Canadian company Crestview Public Affairs in 2004. According to the company’s website, “In 2009, Mark coordinated the voter contact strategy for the successful campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.” It is apparently Spiro who managed to insert Prell into Hudak’s campaign. In turn, Michael Prell claims, in the Acknowledgments of his book, the Spiro is his “best friend and business partner.”

Michael Prell’s book, Underdogma: How America’s Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog to Trash American Power, pillories the poor and those that take up the causes of the poor and disempowered. It reads like a 21st Century justification for Social Darwinism and American Exceptionalism. Prell proudly declares his allegiance to the Tea Party Patriots faction, and his website indicates that when people buy his book on site, “100% of Michael Prell’s royalties go to the Tea Party Patriots.” Not surprisingly, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots declared that “Underdogma is the first great Tea Party book. All Tea Party Patriots should read Underdogma.”

Nice, eh? Tim Who-Dat is taking lessons in victim-blaming from his gringo counterparts. Seems so fitting somehow.

The only problem is, politics of THAT stripe are not welcome here:

Opposition to the Tea Party is not a partisan issue in Canada. Alicia Johnston of the Liberal Party of Ontario warned that “the extreme right wing Tea Party movement in the US is routinely exposed for lying, being incoherent, vacuous and deeply divisive.” And former Progressive Conservative Premier Ernie Eves warned against Hudak’s wing of his party were becoming “the Tea Party version of Ontario politics.”

…not even among Conservatives. Or at least, not the ones who still bother to attach that old and increasingly less fitting “Progressive” prefix to their party name. That is to say, the Ontario PCs, who I recall actually being somewhat progressive, many years ago. (I still have fond memories of our PC “education premier”, Bill Davis, who is still living…and not only properly horrified by THIS particular brand of conservatism, but also critical of that of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves, our last two Tory premiers. They were god-awful, but Hudak is bidding fair to make them look like the good cop.)

The federal Reform-a-Tories, on the other hand, have always been strictly regressive, and therefore are more than happy to take “lessons” in uncompassionate conservatism from the worst of our neighbors to the south. And it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that someone at the federal level turned Who-Dat onto Prell & Co. They’re looking for a “hat trick”, remember?

Now, if we only knew who it was, so we could kick him the fuck out of Ottawa. After all, that’s a city in Ontario, too. And one that has suffered more than its share of evangelical conservative fools from all over the friggin’ place.

Music for a Sunday: You make me feel so bourgeois

Wankers of the Week: Crass Warfare

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Crappy weekend, everyone! Wall Street is still occupied, and it looks like that golden calf is definitely ripe for the slaughter. The protesters are there to stay, much to the chagrin of the fuckers within. Well, thank heaven for those stupid old flag-desecrating geezers who mistake capitalism for patriotism (not realizing that it’s out to take away their old-age pensions, their Medicare scooters, etc., etc.) How it must warm the cockles of those stockbrokers. I haven’t seen one jumping yet, more’s the pity. But if any of them do, I hope they land on one of these wanks and take ‘em out. In no particular order…

1. Dominique Fucking Strauss-Kahn. “A moral error”, he calls it. “It” being RAPE. Why do I get the feeling the only real error he committed was not getting out of Dodge fast enough? And get a load of his strange notion of “consent” — apparently, it’s something on the order of “She was there, she didn’t get out fast enough, therefore she must have wanted it!” By THAT logic, he must have wanted to get caught by the New York police. PS: The reviews are in. Damage control BACKFIRED.

2. Linda Fucking Harvey. She thinks there’s no such thing as LGBT people? Guess this nonexistent young man got beaten up over nothing, then. And this other nonexistent one killed himself over being bullied about nothing.

3. Andrew Fucking Breitbart. How many death threats does this drunken motherfucker have to utter before he’s finally hauled off to the Big House? Or until a “fan” (who will, no doubt, be characterized in the media as a “lone wolf”) goes on a shooting rampage in a Starbucks somewhere? Does anyone WANT to keep count?

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4. Shane Fucking Webber. Worst boyfriend ebber? Well, he’s certainly a candidate. And just think, ladies, he’s single!…AGAIN.

5. Michele Fucking Bachmann. Congratulations, bitch. You just singlehandedly set back preventive medicine by about 20 years with your stupidity alone. I normally wouldn’t wish cervical cancer on anyone, but I’ll cheerfully make an exception for YOU. PS: What’s up with the fake eyelashes? Do you need something extra to bat at the camera, to distract people from your utter cluelessness? Jayzus.

6. Fauzi Fucking Bowo. Meet Indonesia’s answer to Officer Slutty; he prompted a local SlutWalk spinoff by blaming miniskirts for rape. Meanwhile, in other “sluts”-vs.-cops news, the woman the slutty-minded governor blamed for her own rape caught the bastard in traffic, recognizing his vehicle. She set out to do it because no one else would. Never mind the cops, in other words; just call the WOMEN.

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7. and 8. Gillian Fucking Michaels and Ann Fucking Coulter. Who’s the more ignorant — the Biggest Loser, or the Coultergeist? Both need educating on the issue of clothing and rape. Because they both Do. NOT. Get. It. (Also, they both routinely dress like sluts just to say dumb, “provocative” shit on TV. That’s another thing they don’t get: the irony of their positions.)

9. Antonin Fucking Scalia. Executing an innocent man (i.e. Troy Davis) is “not unconstitutional”? Funny, but I seem to recall that there is at least one US constitutional amendment saying otherwise. But then again, maybe Hizzoner is referring to the old rule that a black man is only worth 3/5 of a white one, and that therefore, seven out of nine witnesses recanting their testimony against an innocent man CAN be wrong, and that therefore, a lynching can legitimately be wrapped in judicial robes. See how that works?

10. Juan Fucking Aguirre. In a sign of the desperate times, he stole six empty porn DVD cases from a sex shop display. When he wanks, he’ll shoot blanks…

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11. Ed Fucking Kowalski. Tony Bennett has nothing to apologize for. His remarks about 9-11, on the contrary, are quite correct. If you don’t want to be the victim of terrorism, STOP FUCKING DOING IT YOURSELF.

12. Keith Fucking Ablow. Somebody please revoke his MD and his licence. This “doctor” has the worst understanding of transgenderism EVER. It’s not contagious, and you can’t get hooked on it simply by being exposed to a transgendered individual. I shudder to think how many “concerned” parents out there are hooked on this fact-free twaddle. Ablow is a professional blowhard, nothing more or less. But hey: At least he acknowledges that Chaz Bono is a man, and has not called him a “chick with a dick”, as others have done.

13. Bill O’Fucking Reilly. Delusions of grandeur, much? You misoverestimate your power greatly, sir…unless you’re talking about the power to make us snicker at you, in which case you may be right.

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14. Tim Fucking Hudak. The phrase “voodoo economics” just doesn’t seem right, somehow…mainly because voodoo actually makes sense, and works better than his economics do.

15. Gilbert Fucking Deya. The only “miracle” about the babies this preacher doled out to infertile couples is how he got away with child theft for so damn long. I guess it helps if you steal them in Africa, then import them to the UK.

16. Rick Fucking Santorum. Actions have consequences, and one of the consequences of bigotry is ridicule. Suck it up, Icky Ricky. And next time, think before you open your mouth. Because what goes out, must come in.

17. Paul Fucking Stam. Better watch your closet door, pal…would be a shame if a luggage lifter were to fall out, no? But then again, he’s probably just a “thing” to you.

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18. Dan Fucking Gordon. Of course the law doesn’t apply to anti-gay right-wing lawmakers. IOKIYAR, bitches! Only, alas…it does. The question is, how does a man with a rap sheet as long as his arm manage to get his sorry ass elected? Oh yeah…I forgot. IOKIYAR, bitches!

19. Pamela Fucking Geller. A fucking savage. That is all.

20. Peter Fucking MacKay. Talk about entitled! Newfoundland/Labrador has only three search-and-rescue helicopters available, and is located on the ocean, right near the busiest and most disaster-prone shipping lanes. And what does HE do? Commandeers one to ferry him home from a vacation spot. That’s a $16,000 private shuttle trip. And this is the Harper Government™, which prides itself on Fiscal Conservatism™ to the tune of $20 million consultants to help them “save money”? I have a terrific idea for how to trim at least $20 million from the budget, plus the salary of at least one spoiled-brat Conservative MP. But I doubt if Harpo has the guts to do THAT, much less the brains. PS: Being minister of national defence has perks beyond SAR helos, I see. Either that, or Nova Scotian lobster is too tempting for words. Like I said: ENTITLED.

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21. Jim Fucking Flaherty. Make that TWO spoiled-brat Conservatives. And no brains there, either. Why pick up a pencil and do your homework when you can pay a private company like Deloitte $90,000 a day, untendered, to fuck the public sector over and cut public services that Canadians need?

22. Ezra Fucking Levant. He whines “Where are the feminists” over the (imagined) Saudi silencing of his fraudulent “Ethical Oil” ads on CTV? Well, this feminist would like to know what’s so fucking ethical about profiteering, pollution, dispossession of the indigenous, global warming, and the use of stolen and falsified photos in your “ethical oil” campaign. And Ezra? Where are you on the issue of indigenous women and girls being kidnapped, prostituted and killed, right here on your own beloved “ethical oil” soil? Are those crickets I suddenly hear? Why yes, they ARE!

23. Rob Fucking Ford. Looks like his private-sector gravy train was derailed…by people power. That’ll teach you to fuck with the citizenry, Robbo. You were only first past the post, and a majority of Torontonians did NOT vote for you, much less a Ford dynasty/dictatorship according to Harpo’s “hat trick” video, the same he’s now trying desperately to suppress (and with no success.) The public is onto you. Good luck trying to ram anything through over THAT.

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24. Michelle Fucking Malkin. Can’t that fucking harpy shut her bitch face for just one night, out of respect for the innocent dead? Nope…she just HAD to take a swipe at Alec Baldwin over the corpse of Troy Davis. She is not only an idiotic attention harlot, she’s a fucking ghoul. And she will stop at nothing to score what she thinks are ideological points, but which are in fact nothing but own goals.

25. Rush Fucking Limbaugh. Scared of a woman telling the truth, Pigman? You should be. Nice projection you got going there, too. How many students’ tuition would it take to pay YOUR bloated salary? By any reckoning your pay packet is utterly undeserved, since you couldn’t tell a nickel’s worth of truth.

26. Mark Fucking Davidson. If you’re going to posit yourself as some kind of social media guru, it might be worth your while to write your own tweets. Just sayin’.

27. Levi Fucking Johnston. Srsly, dude, get over y’self. She’s only Sarah Fucking Palin, and you’re not God’s Gift, either. She didn’t have a “cougar crush” on you, she just flirts with everything that has a penis. She will literally do anything for attention. It’s nothing personal!

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28. Bristol Fucking Palin. Stay classy, Miss Gaybasher.

29. Albert Fucking Mohler. Black is white, wrong is right, day is night, and the death penalty is “pro-life”. This is what a Ph.D. in theology from a Southern Baptist seminary gets you, kiddies. It’s actually a doctorate of fuck-all, with a major in doublethink and a minor in Newspeak. And it doesn’t even begin to address the sinfulness of putting an innocent man to death over a yet-unsolved police murder, either.

30. Wayne LaFucking Pierre. Speaking of blackwhite, wrongright, daynight, etc., guess what The Peter’s latest NRA lunacy is? Declaring the non-banning of guns to be an evil gun-grabbing conspiracy of the left. Once more through the Looking Glass, my friends!

31. and 32. Peter LaFucking Barbera and Janet Fucking Mefferd. One wishes these two homophobic idiots would just get a room and quit sodomizing our ears with their mental masturbations. Would it scandalize them to know that straight people do all the same things gay people do in bed, and have been since time out of mind? And that straight people are probably doing them more than gays, because there are nine straights for every single gay? Oh, probably. Because they’re both woefully ignorant about sex, for all they obsess over it.

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And finally, Mark Fucking Zuckerberg. Facebook is getting worse and worse, but undoubtedly he sees it as an improvement, since his pocketbook will, in theory, be fatter. That is, of course, if there are more eyeballs on all those obnoxious Facebook ads. (I recommend Better Facebook, it gets rid of those. And lots of other stupid Facebook shit, too.) But there’s a groundswell of alienated users out there (i.e., ALL of ‘em), and they’re looking for ways out. And since Google+ is now public, they’ve got one. There are others waiting in the wings, too: Diaspora, AnonPlus, etc. And just to throw a real crimp in Fuckerberg’s master plan to take over the entire Internets by out-googling Google, out-twittering Twitter, and out-who-knows-what-elsing who-knows-who-else, there are some folks at Anonymous who plan to hold a real bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day. I won’t be missing a thing that day, since I can’t find a fucking thing on Facebook anymore anyway. Other than annoyance and privacy invasion and broken Java scripts, which were all there BEFORE the latest rollouts, and which have all been left unfixed, natch. Until this week, I never felt like actually taking my aluminum baseball bat and sodomizing somebody with it, but Fuckerberg’s name is written all over that fat bastard now. And I get the strangest feeling I’m not alone in feeling that way.

Good night, and get fucked!

Happy 75th Birthday, Jim Henson