Short one today. Getting kind of overwhelmed at work again, so I need to stay away from the computer for a while. Sanity demands it.
I did, however, make this cool quiz page for the Roswell Progressive site.
I'm going to try to update it at least once a week and keep it current.
Why? So that you can "Amaze your friends, and humiliate your enemies."
Also going to try to get bigger fish like Buzzflash, Bartcop, and Media Whores Online to either emulate it, or link to it. I'd also really appreciate it if anybody out there would take it upon themselves to forward the link to their friends.
I think we need to keep ourselves informed, and this little trivia game is a good start.
I'll be happy to zip up the code for anybody who wants it. I should also note that it is in large part (99%) a result of some minor variations to the code I got from this book, Essential CSS & DHTML for Web Professionals. If you want to learn more about making killer web pages, buy this book because there's a lot of other good stuff in there.
On another note....
You know, my existentialist tendencies aside, I really do think there's a reason for all of this. I keep asking myself "why can't we kick these Republicans' asses?" They ain't that smart. They just t'aint! But they're single-minded, focused, and banded together by their bigotry. And as I've said before, ignorance and belligerence are formidable opponents indeed.
But I also start thinking that, you know? Maybe this is exactly the thing that has to happen to make us liberal lovers band together and try to change things. And I'm not talking about a vote or a presidential election—where politics is concerned, we're all pretty much shit-canned on that count. Federal American politics is too fucking corrupt, and too bloody twisted to redeem.
I'm talking about looking at the world in a different way, and based on that perception, living our lives differently.
It's especially prescient because all of the working-class "brain jobs" are now being shipped overseas, which means that the brain people, people like you and me, will have to start thinking up different solutions to different problems.
And in rowdy conclusion....
If the cost of doing business in America is too high for corporations to hire American workers, then I say that the cost of living here in the states should also be too high for them. If you're the CEO of a major corporation headquartered in the United States, but you're doing most of your production work in Burma or some other third-world sweat shop, then I say you better just pack your shit and get the hell out of here. Move to Burma you cheap-assed mother fucker. You got a mansion in Connecticut? Not any more. You've got 24 yours to pack your shit, buy a one way ticket to wherever you factory is located, don't let the screen door hit you on the ass on the way out, and don't bother to write.
Consider yourself outsourced.
The Rogue Poet