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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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October 01, 2009

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Forget it, A., it's Slate.

This actually isn't the dumbest concern trolling I've read there recently. Check out the thing on how Etsy betrays feminism. To quote In The Loop, it's like a Harry Potter book except if Harry Potter books made people really angry.

Oh, they are NOT messing with Etsy. I do all my Xmas shopping on that site!

A.

I've sung the praises of the local college newspaper on many occaisions. Definitely non-Profit (they wouldn't even let me contribute to them. They get their funds from student activity fees.)

Having dealt with student fees (and associated committees) before - if they were to loose money or otherwise go over budget the students would slay them with pitforks and torchlight parades. Students are extremely unforgiving over their activity fees. Other groups vying for the same fees would go beserk.

Hell yes they are messing with Etsy, where I bought my wedding ring, and a lovely birthday present for my wife.

Oooh, the feminist olympics! My favorite! So if any woman takes advantage of something designed by a man in order to advance her ambitions, she's no longer a feminist? Good to know. I'll quit driving, using my computer, talking on the telephone and wearing my Adolph Schumann suit right away.

I wonder if this cheapo T-shirt I'm wearing today was designed by a man? Shit, looks like I'll have to go to work in my bra! Wait. That doesn't work either. DAMN IT. Guess it's topless or nothing!

A.

Shafer wrote this fresh off giving Andrew Breitbart a tongue bath for doing a prank, so I think that says a lot about where his head is at. I think he's decided being provocative is more appealing than being coherent.

fuck etsy. i can't get on it cause i do not personally have a credit card.

and simplistic is soooo easy.

Can't the Sun-Times tell Conrad Black to go piss up a rope? Goodness knows it was tres satisfiant when the Canadian government said that to him when he asked for his citizenship back...

getting back to the crazy lady with a sign- yes, of course it was on purpose. i have this list of things that imho historians will look back upon and say, "these deliberate steps brought down the hegemony and primacy of the near democracy called the united states c. 1945-2000." the consolidation of media ownership is only one of them, right next to an increasingly independent and expensive MIC and the deliberate formation of our economy in the paper money/oil/credit bubble. these things didn't have to happen, but people who wanted to, were allowed to do them, and our democracy and stability and security have all suffered as a result. except for a handful, of course, who've made out like bandits via 'disaster capitalism' and other extreme misinterpretations of our political and economic traditions.

but yeah, knife in the back for the watch guard is always a good first step, when you're a thief.

we need to hunt down CEOs like the shit weevils they are.

Well, I suppose you could give it some credit for being creative bullshit. Then again, Slate specializes in unconvincing contrarian bullshit, and it grows very tiresome. Dahlia Lithwick and a few others over there are worthwhile, but sadly, most of the rest is crap.

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