I’m feeling a little stupid right now. Maybe a little history is in order. We’ve known since 2014, back when Five Labs used our Facebook posts to analyze personality, that when we shared our data with an app on Facebook, the app’s publisher gets our friends’ data, too. It should have been obvious more than… Continue reading What did we learn new about Facebook?
I want my friends to understand that being “sick of politics” is privilege in action. Your privilege allows you to live a non-political existence. Your wealth, your race, your abilities or your gender allows you to live a life in which you likely will not be a target of bigotry, attacks, deportation, or genocide. You don’t want to get political, you don’t want to fight because your life and safety are not at stake.
It’s hard and exhausting to bring up issues of oppression (aka “get political”). The fighting is tiring. I get it. Self-care is essential. But if you find politics annoying and you just want everyone to be nice, please know that people are literally fighting for their lives and safety. You might not see it, but that’s what privilege does.
Politics is a muddled activity in which people have to recognize restraints and settle for less than they want. Disappointment is normal.
Watch the video. Read the book. Understand how money corrupts our system of government. Learn how to be part of the solution.
I cry when I browse archives on my own blog.
I just saw a scary prediction on Twitter. And it’s probably true: Presidential election 2012 will be about winning the Facebook news feed. Not my news feed. Facebook is like a party: people getting together, bragging, sharing, and telling jokes. It has the same social rules. Don’t be rude. Don’t get drunk and embarrass yourself.… Continue reading Politics on Facebook? No Thanks!
My political blog, Impolite Company, is open for business. There’s not much there yet, but that soon will change. It’s been a while since I started a new WordPress blog. There’s a big difference between starting a basic blog and one that has those features and capabilities I consider necessary. Domain names, styles, comments, and… Continue reading Impolite Company Is Alive
I’m not an economist nor do I play one on TV. I offer no expert opinion on the credit crunch. All I know is what I see in congress. In times of true national crisis, congress puts aside party politics and does what’s right for the country. In times of crisis, congress is filled with… Continue reading Stop The Bailout
I was curious to hear Nancy Pelosi’s speech, so here it is. The vote by party was: Democrats: 140 for, 95 against Republicans: 65 for, 133 against There’s enough blame (or credit) to go around. Let’s just hope those predicting dire consequences are wrong. Hat tip. Stephen Bainbridge.
My 2nd grader will prob fail his Sci test tomorrow when he lists ‘Congressmen’ as a type of invertebrate. Not a good day to study with Dad.