In the United States of America, July 4th is Independence Day. A month in advance, department store shelves are stocked with various nationalist items…
… all of which are made in China. The inexpensive prices of these trinkets, given the immense expense of their transportation, suggests sweatshop labor.
Exactly whose independence is being celebrated […]
The mindset of nationalist America can be summed up in stickers:
If you were born in this country, you should act like it’s an accomplishment. If you want to live in this country, you should be neutered.
I detect a self-esteem problem.
If we here in the USA are freaking out about the idea of North Korea or Iran having just a handful of nuclear weapons, then we cannot reasonably expect the world to be impressed with an agreement to reduce our nuclear arsenal to 1,500, plus a whole lot of spares in the atomic closet. […]
According to an article in tomorrow’s New York Times, documents that the United States and British governments under the Bush, Blair, Obama and Brown administrations have gone to court to prevent from being released support the allegations of Binyam Mohamed, who has been held for seven years in detention without any charges at the Guantanamo […]
Seven months ago, I reviewed a number of online print-on-demand services — websites that allow you to put your designs on products and sell them for profit. Other reviews of these print-on-demand websites focused on the ease of use or stylishness of the products being printed upon, but I took a different tack, focusing upon […]
This month, CafePress has introduced four new sweatshirts for its online shopkeepers to place their images on and sell. A CafePress representative confirmed to me today that each of the sweatshirts is made outside the USA, in a long-distance arrangement that only makes economic sense for CafePress if the workers who make those sweatshirts are […]
As you may be aware, multiple elements within the McCain campaign have decided that only some parts of America — the parts of America that coincidentally support John McCain — are “Real America.” The rest of America is fake America.
A map of “Real America” on the morning of October 22, 2008, based on estimates […]
Yesterday, John McCain claimed of Sarah Palin that “She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America.”
How to put this delicately…
Is John McCain insane?
FROM: The United States Constitution National Archives 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001
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CafePress is currently holding an “All-American” “American Patriotism-themed Military Cap” design contest to celebrate Independence Day. Entrants are asked to design “patriotic” images in line with the theme of Independence Day and put them up for sale on CafePress’ military caps, which look like this:
Thing is, I just checked in with a CafePress […]