UGH. The Library of Congress is archiving everyone’s tweets. So whatever you toss out there in 140 characters, the government is stockpiling. Are they doing that to monitor us? Are they doing that for posterity’s sake? Are they doing that because they are inefficient morons blindly following a trend into yet another quagmire of paperwork and bureaucracy? It’s probably some of all of those, combined, but I asked folks on the street what they thought for my piece for RT this week.
February 15, 2013
Lots of people – LIBERALS – are against fracking, which is shorthand for hydraulic fracturing, the process of drilling and injecting chemical fluids into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release the natural gas inside so that we can use that gas for energy. Liberals don’t like it because it has many bad implications for Mother Earth, and liberals are tree-huggers. Lots of people – CONSERVATIVES – are for it, because here in the USA we have a ton of gas we can use, which gives us jobs and lots of energy and drill, baby, drill! And all of that. Now, these two wacky groups can fight all they want, but the bottom line is, fracking is the future of our energy. There is probably no getting around that. So suck on it, liberals! Literally! In your air and water! SUCK!
February 13, 2013
Did you know that it is perfectly legal for chicks to go topless in NYC, and that you could protest topless if you’d like? It’s true! And if you were so apt to do so, you might bring a lot of attention to your cause, no? I mean, isn’t that the point of protesting anyway, to make a point? So why not make TWO points, by protesting topless? This is the very mature topic I talked about this week on the streets of Times Square for RT. Sometimes my job is fun.
February 8, 2013
Did you know that many famous people are part of an evil group of people called the illuminati, and that they all worship the devil? Yes! That is why they are rich and famous! Or, it’s the other way around. I can never remember. Anyhoo, these rich and famous people who are part of this elite illuminati are just CONSTANTLY rubbing their cabal in our faces by flashing their secret hand signal at us. Ever see a politician or actor or singer make the devil horns at a camera? Well, really, what they are doing is flashing their allegiance to this secret group they are a part of! Or, at least, that’s what lots and lots of people think, which is dumb, because WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYONE FLASH A SECRET SIGN TO A CAMERA THAT HAS A LIVE FEED TO MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF PEOPLE?! That’s what I’m talking about this week.
February 1, 2013
On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later. A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals: Create new jobs and save existing ones; Spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth; Foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending.
The Recovery Act intended to achieve those goals by providing $787 billion in: Tax cuts and benefits for millions of working families and businesses; Funding for entitlement programs, such as unemployment benefits; and Funding for federal contracts, grants and loans.
Hahahaha, what a load of crap! So I visited Recovery.gov to see just how that money is being spent, and I found some really gross, disturbing information. That’s what I’m talking about this week!
February 1, 2013
For RT this week, I asked people about file sharing. That’s because Kim Dotcom, internet crazy person and file-sharing king, has started a new website called Mega, where users get 50gigs of free space to upload anything they want, and where users can share files with other users. In other words, a pirate’s paradise. He isn’t doing anything Drop Box or other file-sharing services are doing, with the exception of giving HUGE amounts of space to users for free. That’s the difference. Other sites give you 2gigs, he gives you 50. Let the pirating begin! Is that right or wrong? That’s what I asked people this week.
January 25, 2013
Recently, there has been a lot of chatter over Obamacare and Medicare draining the US government of its funds. It got me wondering: what about medical research funding? That took me to a site called ClinicalTrials.Gov, a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. The site is provided by the US National Institutes of Health. Basically it tells you what clinical studies are going on, who is funding it, and how to get in on it, should you want to be a human guinea pig. The interesting thing about it was that all of the tests I found (and yes, I searched for “anus” because I’m mature) related to drug testing. Which reminded me that Big Pharma spent 181 million bucks last year ALONE in lobbying. And that our drugs in the US are seriously fucked up. So why aren’t we talking about Big Pharma, if we are having this national conversation about medical care in the US? That’s what I’m talking about this week.
January 23, 2013
For RT this week, I asked people on the street whether or not they watch porn. Sometimes, my job does not suck. RT went to the adult slut convention, or whatever it’s called, out in Las Vegas – that convention where porny people all get together and give each other their own version of Oscars. So they wanted me to see if people would be honest about watching porn. It was a lot of fun! Some people were candid and open, and others turned beet red and cursed me under their breath. Most ignored me, but I’m used to that. Watch the video! It’s fun!
January 18, 2013
NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly recently said that the NYPD is considering acquiring surveillance drones to help police New York City. He also said that they’d only get the cheap kind, because NYC airspace is really crowded as it is and so it’d be hard to really use drones here. So, if that’s the case, why get drones at all? If they don’t really help first responders do their jobs, and we have surveillance cameras on the ground everywhere, why the hell is the NYPD considering getting drones at all? That’s what I’m talking about this week.
January 18, 2013
This week for RT, I asked people about whether or not they believe Obama when he says he will pull all our troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014. I mean, we still have troops in Japan and Germany and, well, like EVERYWHERE, so why would we believe that we are ever going to leave Afghanistan? The thing that sucks the worst is that young guys die over there. The thing that sucks the worst after that is that there is no “win” there, ever. That’s what I talked about this week.