Articles

  • My City Was Gone

    25 juin 2008, 13h08m par mattbrundage

    The Pretenders’ “My City Was Gone“, known as the bumper music with the killer bass line on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, has typically been viewed as a protest song: focused on then-president Ronald Reagan’s economic policies. Between the lines, Pretenders’ singer Chrissie Hynde argues that Reagan’s policies (the “government”) contributed to the mall culture in middle America — whereby bedroom communities and open spaces are replaced with big box stores, fast food joints, off-ramps, and strip malls. While there is some validity in protesting against the homogenization of American culture, Hynde’s anger may have been misdirected. Let’s examine if Reagan could have contributed to the injustices that Hynde rails against:

    The Budget process of the United States government states that the president shall submit a budget proposal to congress, who will then approve and/or modify the proposal. Reagan’s first budget request was for fiscal year 1982, which started on October 1, 1981.

  • Jeremy "Fuckbag" Clarkson at it again

    22 jan. 2008, 16h28m par tom_dissonance

    This one's generally of relevance to the UK-heads among us, but may also be of some interest to, for instance, Americans who've been wondering where The Old Country keeps our very own supply of Rush Limbaughs and Bill O'Reillys.

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    Hurray, once again Jeremy Clarkson's sharing his totally worthwhile opinions on matters he knows loads about.

    Times Online

    In case there's anyone still wondering why i hate this stuffed-up toolbag fuck, one glimpse of this ignorant nonsensical spew should be enough to let you know.

    And no, he's not excused cuz he acts like a walking edition of Nuts magazine on television. And no, "plain-talking" and "telling it how it is" are not excuses for hate-speech. And if there IS such thing as "political correctness", then surely being "politically correct" just means "being like Jeremy Clarkson": it's funny how you hear the Sinister All-Powerful PC Brigade's voice…