The recovery from the Summer cold proceeds apace. I like to tell myself that I'm giving the immune system a "tune-up" before the Fall cold & flu season starts. Yeah, that's it! In the meantime, here's what's got me gnawing on my keyboard. If you don't want to read about my leftist political leanings, this will be the blog entry to avoid, okay? Still friends? Okay!
The Corporate Co-Opt of Local: where corporations try to hijack the "buy local" movement by either re-branding their stuff to a new name, or talk up how your taxes paid through their business supports the local community. Sorry, but "buy local" means supporting home-grown businesses, craftsfolk and farmers. Corporate double-speak FAIL.
The Corporate Co-Opt of Organic: hating this. Hating this with the intensity of a thousand burning suns.
Just Added: Corporate Crap Number Three: Oil Industry Astro-turf Rally Plans Against Climate Change Bill. You know, if the concerns are legit, why the astroturfing? Farktards. I'm looking forward to the day when we repeal the law that says a corporation is to be treated like an individual person. Failing that, revoke every one of their @#$!! charters. Now.
Whole Foods CEO trashes health-care reform initiative: Because the free-market has done SO MUCH to improve access to health care. Riiiiiiight. Insurance lobbyists, politicos and corporations are whipping up a media frenzy, scaring folks who might actually have intelligent input on this issue instead into believing such bullsh*t like "death panels", "pull the plug on grandma", and the like. The Whole Foods CEO is free to have his opinion. I am free to shop elsewhere, and am doing so. Great UK spoof on the whole thing: Americans Without Health Insurance Attack Plan to Give Them Health Insurance.
UPDATE: An edit-for-edit comparision of what WF CEO Mackey originally wrote in his op-ed versus what Wall Street Journal posted. I still don't agree with his opinion, but the WSJ edits do put a harder spin on the piece. Dang, just when it was getting comfy on this high horse... (thanks for the link, Karen!).
What else? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the continued racist bullsh*t directed at the President, the violence at Town Hall meetings (and to think, liberals had to stand apart in "Free Speech Zones" during the Bush era), and to top it off, I saw District 9 today. Good movie, but left me feeling like there's no hope for humanity. We all suck.
This is what happens when I don't get outside enough. I need to go hug my geese. Once I'm over this cold, that is.
[Pic: Dr. Girlfriend and Godzilla, at a time when the grass was actually this color called "green".]