Month: August 2008

Apparently Iraq wasn’t a “serious crisis”

In the Washington Post, McCain called the Georgia invasion “the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War.” So the US must have invaded Iraq despite it’s not being a serious crisis.  I guess 9/11 wasn’t

Microsoft Patents the Page Up and Page Down Operation

ITWire carries this story about yet another stupid patent.

Jon Stewart the Newsman

“Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?” asks the NYTimes: “they’ve done so in ways that straight news programs cannot: speaking truth to power in blunt, sometimes profane language” “Jon Stewart [is] as substantive as network news” Indiana

How much money do you need to be rich?

A speaker from San Clemente was  quoted as saying “We are one of those people that make over $250,000 a year, and I don’t agree that that makes us rich.”  The median household income for California is $54,000; for San

How to Succeed Without Copyright

A great guest post at Groklaw by a musician who has published a book, The Indie Band Survival Guide, on how to succeed without copyright.  Here’s the best thing: he got the publishing contract by giving the book away as

Who’s the elitist candidate?

The GOP is busy painting Obama as elitist, arrogant, out-of-touch. Glenn Greenwald covers this well.  But McCain is the man with $520 shoes and eight homes.