The reality of Facebook’s business model is that it profits by targeting dim-witted advertisers who are willing to pay exorbitant rates because they actually believe the hype about the state of social media marketing. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
For those preachy people who insist that guns are by nature incompatible with the real meaning of Christmas, I have some understanding and sympathy, recognizing that religious texts like the New Testament are open to a great deal of creative reinterpretation to suit the desires of particular religious followers. I do suggest, however, that advocates of non-violence recognize that there is much in Christianity that supports violence and weapons ownership, rather than repudiating. Perhaps the Christmas holiday, which tells a story prefiguring terrible torture, execution and vengeance, isn’t really the best foundation for a message of peace. [...]
Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow explains why it’s necessary for a corporate board to select the presidential candidates that voters will be allowed to choose between:
We have a Board of Directors who help oversee our process, which Professor Hasen correctly points out is self-appointed. While we don’t mean to put the board in [...]
Sent out to the Brooklyn, NY Craigslist:
Date: 2011-10-26, 4:59PM EDT Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
We are looking for actors and actresses, ages 18-80, of all ethnicity’s to represent a cross section of American voters in a short web commercial.
The shoot will be taking place this Friday, 10/28, [...]
I mean, come on. If the clothes really mattered…
Think about it.
Maybe if the pontiff started wearing tights it would be OK. Some nice lederhosen…
This spring, Maine passed a law declaring marriage equality for same-sex and different-sex couples. This fall, Maine voters will take to the polls to respond to Ballot Resolution 1, which would make same-sex marriage illegal in the state.
We learned last week that, the group Stand for Marriage Maine has been unable to find any [...]
A couple of days ago, Jim Stiles of Stand for Marriage Maine put out the call for an actor willing to pretend to be a “real Maine” “teacher type.” Auditions are being held on September 2 at the South Portland Howard Johnson for a TV advertisement to air before this fall’s vote in Maine on [...]
The call went out yesterday from the anti-gay group Stand for Marriage Maine: SMM needs an actress willing to pretend to be a “working waitress type” and read a script explaining why waitress types in Maine should vote to ban marriage equality.
I’ve always thought I was the working waitress type. Unfortunately, I can’t be [...]
Apparently unable to find any actual waitresses or teachers in the state of Maine who oppose gay marriage, James Stiles of the anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine will be hiring an actress to pretend to be a waitress who is against same-sex marriage. The pretend waitress will pretend to sound sincere in an actual TV [...]
Roy Spencer mixes religion and oil industry money to come up with a book on climate change that debunks “muths”. Oh dear. It looks like attention to detail isn’t one of Dr. Spencer’s strongest points. [...]
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