Why I am a Mac and Not a PC

Above the fold, on the Apple site.

Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.

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Where is Republican Anger When you Need it?

Revolutions, ours beginning in 1775 and the French of 1789, showed how bloody an imperial revolt can be with guillotines, riots, and killing. Almost a prequel to a current Republican rally. Not to put to fine a point on it, but real patriotic anger aims at the Kings of a country’s injustice.

Is Obama really worth stirring up anger, as the “new” Republicans would like you to believe? Or is this a clever misdirection of anger most properly directed to AIG, the extraordinary wealthy, and a horrible executive branch? If Republicans really want to win this election big, they should not redirect, but tap into the clearly seething American anger against the actual symbols of the forces that have betrayed our economy. They could out-Obama Obama here.

All of this is encapsulated brilliantly by Maureen Dowd inciting us to look at the continuing bailout excesses, and to put our Anger where it belongs. A partridge hunt at Plumber Manor in England? She ends it well. Heads must roll.

Blow out that hate, brother:


Can’t Get Enough Change

change_word.jpg The intellectuals get me. They are “fed up” hearing the word change over the last few weeks, while the country has not changed for 8 years. How about putting your brain energy where it belongs? OK, instead of flying off the handle on the first few weeks of the democratic campaign trail, Mensa’s can simply suggest about-face, addition, adjustment, advance, break, compression, contraction,conversion, correction, development, difference, distortion, diversification,diversity, enlargement, innovation, metamorphosis, modification, modulation,mutation, novelty, permutation, reconstruction, refinement, remodeling,reversal, revision, revolution, shift, surrogate, switch, tempering,transformation, transition, transmutation, turn, turnover, variance, variation,variety, vicissitude.  Leave it at that. But I say let’s repeat the word and vary the tone. C****e everything about the Cheney-Bush administration. Is it not the time to:

  • change preemptive war declaration as a US policy and executive right?
  • change unilaterlism so you won’t be embarrased to travel overseas?
  • change economic policy that has us at $5T negative (from +)?
  • change unaccountable war profiteering ?
  • change torture as international policy of the United States?
  • change direction on global warming?
  • ?

Change is the word. Change is the brand. Change is from. Change is to. Let’s change the future. Change is music to my ears. If ever there were a time, change is now. Change is good. Let us change America. Let us change, change.