... But first a great practical joke to play on your iPhone loving friends:
(no geeks were hurt in the making of this video, unless you count broken hearts)
Howard Stern did a funny too. Enjoy.
Iowa early voting has officially kicked off this 2012 election cycle yet again. Call me old fashioned (despite my reasonably young age) but I still prefer going to the ballot box on election day. I'm certainly not one for voting before a single debate has even taken place, especially if one considers themselves a so-called "independent".
However early voting has really picked up over the years in Iowa. As of Monday, registered Democrats had requested 109,709 absentee ballots, Republicans requested 20,458 and people registered to other parties or no party requested 36,653. Quite the stat if you ask me.
According to Ms. Bobo (in video ahead), a random yet staunch Obama supporter, she was hard pressed to find any Romney voters around her on a work day standing in line to vote in September like some crazy person, but I digress:
Well, I'll give them some credit though... at least they didn't bust out into one of these ridiculous flash mobs doing what is called "the Obama Stride":
I've never been more proud of the fact that I don't dance... ever...
... and I'm also proud that I don't smoke crack.
In other, more mind-numbing news, we've finally arrested the man responsible for all that senseless violence in Libya despite having never spent a single day in Benghazi investigating the actual attacks. Feel better yet? Doesn't it just make you want to run out and practice your right to free speech immediately?
Unfortunately, it does him too.
I know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech. We recognize that. But in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. The question, then, is how we respond.
Ironic, huh? Especially after seeing him detain a man over free speech and respond by saying
"the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
Was the filmmaker who violated parole by posting it on YouTube a dipshit? Absolutely. Did the government overreach by hunting down a random YouTuber and interrogating him? Precisely. Do some Americans have a pretty distorted view of what constitutes for free speech these days? You betcha!
There... 15 links so far... I've officially lost Choy's interest in reading... but we mush on...
With the increased intrusions in our daily lives you would think the Obama administration would be better informed. Is Egypt an ally? Who knows? Apparently not the Obama administration. Hard to get a clear answer. Of course it's also nearing the end of week 3 since the attacks in Libya and we can't seem to get a clear answer from that either, so why split hairs? Just say "what a SCoaMF" and move on.
"HE SUCKS... BAAAD!!" (brilliant)
Have a great weekend... thread is open so post anything you want.