Saturday, November 16, 2002

I'm a liberal airhead

No, really. That's what it says here.

Turn that damned punk crap down!

Having found my self in the usual position of being a father, I get to see first hand the crap "they" are shoveling at our kids. Particularly crappy has been dealing with the "punk" movement of late, understanding as I do that there is an inherent contradiction between what punk really is and what these whippersnappers are doing today.

But Kate has a point.

Friday, November 15, 2002

Spreading the word about the Century of Crap

I've had a few conversations in the past couple of days about the Century of Crap. In all of them, what has come out is that it's important to stress that the Century of Crap is something that we're all in together.

Here's an example. Where I work, we are looking at going to a different software tool to help us track our customers. The tool we have now is about 10 years old and has some quirks. It really could be a lot better. So what's happening? We're moving to a different tool that is based on 20-year-old technology. It doesn't have nearly the feature set of our current system and has an arcane (and archaic) interface. Yeah, it's pretty crappy.

But as my co-worker said, "I guess what we're being told is, yeah, this is crappy, but it's crap we all have to use. It's better to suffer together than to suffer alone."

A perfect example of the Century of Crap. "We're all in this together."

My rantings here would seem to a lot of people to be typical leftwing blather. Personally, I don't think of it that way, but you're entitled to your opinion. But the Century of Crap cuts left and right.

Conservatives have long championed smaller, less intrusive government. Yet we've got the Department of Homeland Security wanting to poke into your personal business, and we've got the Deparment of Education imposing a federalized testing scheme on local school districts. The first impinges on individualism and the second on "states rights" and "local control." Pretty crappy from a conservative point of view.

Here's a link to something that affects everyone. Well, almost everyone.

Three quick hits

Look into the eye ...

Cause I'm the crapman, yea ya I'm the crapma-a-a-a-n

And finally, which founding father are you?

Who knew?

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Looks like more economic crap on the horizon

Listening to the Republicans, you'd think that their "resounding victory" would have given the economy a nice little bump. After all, it was all the fault of the Daschle Democrats and Clinton's Cock that the economy has been tanking, right? So shouldn't it follow that the new "mandate" given to Bush & Co. would generate lots of positive economic effects?

Well, not so fast. According to this story, corporate honchos are saying that things will continue to be crappy into next year. And notice the part where O'Neill sets some expectations that tax cuts won't really do anything in the short term. Oh really? That's not what the Republicans were trying to lead us to believe two weeks ago.

Yep, more crap. The bright side? If this goes on, W and his mandate will be history in two years.

Here's a bit of crap that's been around for awhile in Texas

Random searches to be conducted in Detroit area


Some of you have questioned the Century of Crap.

"It sounds defeatist," you've said.

But that's just the point. It's more about embracing defeat and turning it in to victory. You know, when given lemons, make lemonade.

So, for those of you on the Left, the losses at the polls last week should be viewed as an opportunity. Now is the time for the Democrats to come together as a true opposition party, one with clearly stated, innovative ideas to contrast the crap that will be spewed by the minions of the Right.

For those of you on the Right, your success will only engender more crap from the Democrats. If they've got the cojones, they'll do everything they can to block you. Yes, even in success, one can be smack dab in the middle of the Century of Crap.