Saturday, July 12, 2014

The World Wide Web as practiced by Adobe of today . . .

From time to time I go to a site that tells me I must update my Adobe Flash player in order to experience the site.

I might even do it.

If it could be done without being exposed to a bunch of crap applications that I don't want, and don't want to risk installing on my machine. I've got enough pop-ups, pop-unders, and time wasters trying to get my attention, money, or data. So, I say I would just as soon not view your site if you plan to snuggle up to Adobe and its fellow traveling parasites.

It is Adobe's fault?

Who cares.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Evil people don't think they are evil . . .

John Hinderaker has posted on the Democracy Alliance, consisting of about 100 very rich liberals working to coordinate the efforts of left wing organizations to promote a "radical agenda." A member who attended a conference in April left a copy of the Democracy Alliance papers for the conference behind. The papers are supposed to be closely held, not circulated. This outfit works very much behind the scenes.

Among other things, the over 100 pages of "handouts" identify the participating members of the group.

Hinderaker calls this a conspiracy, and it very likely meets that definition.

Of course, they think of themselves as planning; others would call the same behavior plotting.

It's a remarkable document and it brings to mind something somebody said to me forty years ago.

Evil people don't think that they are evil. Evil people have friends and their friends like them a lot.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Acknowledge the mob with a little gesture, oh, mighty one . . .

This is great. Hillary Clinton has complained of being "dead broke," after being accused of being insufficiently sensitive to and knowledgeable about folks like 99% of the U.S. population. She demands and gets about $250,000 a speech on the speaking circuit.

She says she pays taxes on the money, so, she's not rich; she's just an ordinary working woman.

But she's mindful of the criticism she's received for her poor little me posturing. Because -- well, how often do you or anyone you know get paid a quarter million dollars to say what's on your mind? Ever.

So, she has taken what, for her and her ilk, is the high road. She has decided to give away the money she gets from public speaking.

Who is she going to give it to? Why, the Clinton Foundation, of course.

She has a reputation. It remains unchanged.