Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rants -- December 30, 2008

Welcome to the December 30, 2008 -- and last of 2008 -- edition of Rants.

I want to thank each and every one of you for submitting your Rants over the past year. And here's to a prosperous, and slightly in less need of ranting, 2009!

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Without further delay, here are your Rants.

tea512 presents To Nuke or Not to Nuke that is the question posted at Tea512, saying, "To Nuke or Not to Nuke that is the question."

Ben Connor Barrie presents Stop Asking, Start Taking posted at Grown Ass People, saying, "A rant about workers getting left out of the bailout."

Mike presents Time Warner Cable posted at Such a Downer, saying, "One customer's experience with Time Warner Cable."

Archvillain presents Get Over It! posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, "Whining and bitching from conservatives is just as stupid and annoying as that from liberals."

Alvaro Fernandez presents Grand Rounds 5:12 - Healthcare Reform Q&A, saying, "A virtual conversation between Obama and the healthcare blogosphere."

Joseph Lozano presents The Slowest Line posted at The Joe Review, saying, "Does this happen to anybody else?..."

NotYourDaddy presents No! Don?t Do It!! posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, "They’ve put out the word that there’s $700 billion of free money on the table, and they’re going to give it all away. To whom are they going to give it? The criterion to qualify seems to be incompetence. But not just any incompetence, only massive incompetence will do."

No shit. More government incompetence. First Iraq money...gone. Now, bailout money...gone. Where? Who the hell knows?

Howard Ditkoff presents Publicizing The Threat of Personality Disorders Among Those in Positions of Power posted at SystemsThinker.com Blog, saying, "Recent political scandals - including those involving ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich - awaken us to the dangers posed when sociopaths or those with serious personality disorders use their charm and persuasion to attain positions of power."

Sidhusaaheb presents A Stark Contrast posted at I, Me, Myself.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Why Caroline Kennedy? posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness.

Howard Ditkoff presents Changing the Criteria for Who is Important and EliteSystemsThinker.com Blog, saying, "This is a commentary, responding to a piece by Paul Krugman, in which he discussed how our culture's excessive trust in the rich has led us astray. While this piece is actually published on the main part of my website, and so is not technically a blog piece, I do have a blog, which I've linked to above."

Asmoday presents The Lies of the Good posted at The Asmoday Experiment, saying, "Feel good hippies, unconditional love, and telethons to feed the hungry all have one hypocritical flaw, I'd like to talk to you about that..."

Wenchypoo presents *Book Recommendation* posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.

Rich Bordner presents But It’s a Religious Argument!!! « The Pugnacious Irishman posted at The Pugnacious Irishman, saying, "These days, labeling a view as "religious" is often more than enough to get it marginalized to the private, inner sphere (read: not relevant to anything meaningful). In this post, I take that attitude to task."

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