Saturday, February 05, 2011

THE APPLE iPHONE. It's $200, $300 - and of course - the $50 model for poor folks. It's said that people are replacing them as soon as a new model comes on the market - which is frequently. That's 'phone' as in 'telephone' people. Now the iPhone can do much more that just a phone - granted. But the replacement rate? It seems every time Apple burps, the huddled masses sing hosanna. I LIKE Apple. A LOT. I have an iMAC. But doesn't anyone see the humorous side of this mad, passionate love affair?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

"A far-reaching anti-choice bill, introduced by Republican Chris Smith and supported by 173 members of the House, includes a provision that could redefine rape and set women's rights back by decades.

Right now, federal dollars can't be used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman's life is in danger. But according to the New York Times, the Smith bill would narrow that use to "cases of 'forcible' rape but not statutory or coerced rape." This could mean cases where women are "drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes" would no longer count as rape."

''Oh dear - this 79 (&  a half) year old granny is sick of the political cretins that try to push through really UGLY bills in the name of ideology. There's ideology - and there's 'idiot-ology'....

I was recently asked to sign a petition asking the Fox news head honchos to tone down the rhetoric of Fox news. My replay was:

The name of the game is making money & as long as Beck, Rush, et al, are sucking it in Fox won't change. Face it - Fox is the Freddy Krueger of networks.