another week closer to the eschaton…

it’s getting to the point where i can’t honestly say that i’m happier with obama than i would have been with any of his potential republican counterparts… at this point, he’s marginally better than anybody the republicans have fielded so far, but that’s not saying much, simply because the potential republican candidates, at this point, are all raging, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, christianist nut-jobs who give the normal homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, christianist nut-jobs a really bad name… this country is long overdue for another revolution… 😐

Mitt Romney Feels Your Pain: ‘I’m Also Unemployed’ – you spent $42 million on a failed presidential campaign three years ago. when you’ve had a brain injury and are on disability, then – maybe – we can talk. until then, you’re yet another raging, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, christianist nut-job.

F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds – which means allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention… by the way, F.B.I…. I AM A TERRORIST! and i will continue to be a terrorist until you have something better to do than poke through my garbage. 😐

Families say Guantanamo ‘suicides’ were killings – but they’re wrong, because, as we all know, committing suicide by tearing out your own esophagus is common practice…

DHS Should Focus on Criminal Activity, Not Beliefs – but they won’t, because going after people who have divergent beliefs is so much easier…

How police are turning military – i keep seeing things about how we’re living in a police state, and how lawmakers are agreeing that the federal government has, basically, abrogated the constitution. this is one more, shocking, aspect of that perception.

10 Members of Congress Sue President Obama over Illegal Libya War – we all know that it’s going to go nowhere, but once again, dennis kucinich is at the forefront of keeping the goons in charge off balance…

The 4th Amendment Is Now A Mere Guideline For The FBI. But ‘Prominent’ Bloggers To Get Extra Protection!

When they took the fourth amendment,
     I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs.
When they took the sixth amendment,
     I was quiet because I was innocent.
When they took the second amendment,
     I was quiet because I didn’t own a gun.
Now they’ve taken the first amendment,
     and I can say nothing about it.

The Cloud: Trojan Horse For Internet Takeover – this is something that i’ve been saying ever since the whole concept of “cloud computing” has become more prevalent… and one of the primary reasons why i REFUSE to put any of my personal artwork or information on “the cloud”.

Seized Domains Fight Back – “The Rojadirecta site, which is made up of user forums and link indexes, has been found by two Spanish courts specifically not to violate copyright.”… not that it makes an awful lot of difference to home clown-land security… 😐

Magic mushroom’s positive effects lasting over a year, say researchers – it’s too bad nobody’s going to do anything about the fact that mushrooms – A PLANT – are illegal… at this point, we’ve got states which say that cannabis – A PLANT – is legal and, at the same time, a president who promised to make federal enforcement of cannabis laws the lowest priority, but a federal government which, thus far, has cracked down hard and fast on the (legal) cannabis dispensaries which have popped up… so i don’t hold out much hope for mushrooms. 😐

Cannabis and Radiation Protection and Cannabinoid Administration Halts Disease Progression, Decreases Mortality In Primate Version of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – that innocent plant that you say is a drug so evil that it’s illegal to even think about? that innocent plant will protect you from radiation poisoning, and will cure HIV infections! how do you like them apples, big brother? 😡

Man tossed off flight after cursing in Detroit may sue – instead of going after real terrorists, they’re throwing this guy off of a plane for dropping the F-bomb.

finally, Spongiforma squarepantsii lifeform found in Borneo – i wish this were a joke… i really do.