Henry Ford, you motherfucker. Where I grew up, back in the 80’s, they still taught square dancing in our schools. For all I know that’s going on even today.
“The real problem was the people who came to (a) get rich and (b) party (not always in that order). Getting rich and having a good time aren’t necessarily bad things, but if they’re what you’re focused on, then bad things tend to result.” From: Dear Tech Guys: HBO’s Silicon Valley Is NOT An Instruction Manual | Techdirt
It’s an okay essay, but it puts WAY too much positive emphasis on earnest efforts to change the world when, to be honest, changing the world by selling something to it isn’t always a great idea.
Christ, I’ve been busy, so I’ll keep this short. The Franken resignation was necessary for all sorts of reasons. The idea that this will hurt oppressed people in the long run, by creating an environment where bad Democrats leave while bad Republicans stick around, is certainly a subject for concern. Progressives are going to have to work even harder. In the end though, we all have to decide what we’re willing to excuse in the name of winning.
It’s nice to see someone have this revelation, but it’s a bit overdue. The purpose of the past thirty years of conservative media has been to convince its audience that liberals are so odious, so repugnant, so evil, that no lie, no hypocrisy, no crime is off limits to Republicans so long as the Republicans win. Welcome to the last thirty years.
Bonus joke: What’s the difference between a Democrat and a p-dophile? A Republican would never vote for a Democrat.
“Another day, another way economic life could get way shittier for workers. Today the Department of Labor made public a proposed rule change to its tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed change would “rescind portions of tip regulations” on restaurants, which would have two major consequences.” From The Takeout: Proposed ****** administration rule would allow employers to steal servers’ tips
As I’m sure we’re all aware, the current administration has given carte blanche to the rich to loot the country as voraciously as they can manage, but this just seems petty. Thorough, but petty.
Slashdot: The Compelling Case For Working Less
I have no intention of reading the rest of this, but I demand that I be allowed to work less.
I look forward to this every year, but I’m not sure why. Also, I kinda miss the old days, back before bands had Twitter accounts to take out of context.