Tuesday, August 11, 2009

the good, the bad and the ugly

from today's news:

the good -
whether you like barack obama or not, i hope you will appreciate this story about his mother's character as revealed through her life's work. she's the good guy in this world of ours.

the bad -
this is actually mostly good news. i only call it "the bad" because it seems unconscionable to me that it took so damn long. it seems bad to me that industry; for reasons of either greed, ignorance, misplaced loyalty or all of the above, allowed themselves to go bankrupt, become 60% government owned and worst of all, create Massive unemployment and chaos while the technology now "suddenly in place" has really been damn near in place for decades.

the ugly -
in case you don't click and read the news stories here (highlighted in red), i'll tell you a bit more about this one. last week the courts awarded the recording industry a $675,000 judgement against a man for downloading and sharing 30 (thirty!) songs online.

now that's UGLY. in my opinion, i think the rule should read as follows: if a record label or artist has already made a million bucks, all their stuff is fair game for anyone savvy enough to share it for free. end of soapbox.

for more rant...

i'm pretty sure the following is all three, the good, bad and ugly , and includes TWOD (the word of the day). the word irredentist is new to me and can be found in the last sentence of the above article.

OH! & one more good!...
i gave away the last of awol's pups today.
the brown one with the paul newman eyes, the one most like awol now has a new home with one of the aides who works on mom's alzheimer unit. she will bring him to work with her. and THAT is a very very good good thing.

(i have pics, but i can't upload them on my connection, but i will as soon as i am able.)


rilera said...

Yeah for Awol's last puppy! Thanks for sharing the rest of the links. Very interesting.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

Any plans for a new litter of pups? How is your mom doing. Sure is nice to see you posting again. I was wondering how things were going with you. Missing you blogging. Take care Rick

josephine terese said...

puppy puppy puppy. we were close to taking it home with us.

my plan is to not buy a car until i can afford (or justify the interest on) an electric car. i think this is actually realistic. by the time i am a teacher, a hybrid car will definitely be affordable (plan b), and possibly all- electric! yess.

laura b. said...

Thanks for the links. I especially enjoyed the story about Dr. Soetoro.

Anonymous said...

cornbread!!! cornbread!!! it's me, lolol, supermom >.< it's been such a long time, i came running as soon as i figured out how to find you again :)

glad to see your blog is still as witty as ever :) missed ya! oh >.< i am still collecting kids >.< my last one this time! lol >.< no seriously, my last one >.<