So the thought occurs: Now that we’re seeing 720p and even 1080p displays on mobile devices, with more and more powerful CPUs and GPUs to drive them, and now that the latest version of Windows straddles the tablet and PC worlds… it’s suddenly not at all inconceivable that I could someday soon have a 7″ device that fits in a cargo pocket and can do literally everything my laptop can do.
This week’s quote is from Willie Dynamite, a blaxploitation flick starring Gordon from Sesame Street(!) as a bad-ass pimp:
Just say, I’m a kind of a consumer protection agency. A sort of a Ralph Nader for hookers. So, you listen to me, Mr. Willie Dynamite. I’m declaring war on you. Ya dig it? I’m gonna make you number one, minus one, which equals zero.
And, of course, there’ll be other people’s talking Halloween porcupines…
Apparently Paul Ryan’s plan for Social Security is awfully similar to Pinochet’s, which didn’t end up working out so well. That’s why it’s so important to re-elect Obama, because he’ll fight to keep Social Security intact. Or not.
I also like this right-wing lunatic’s attempt to draw parallels between liberalism and Islam, when fundamentalist Islam and fundamentalist Christianity have such similar contempt for gays and women and absolute intolerance for all other beliefs.
By my count, Mitt Romney, Compassionate Defender Of The Elderly, accused Obama of cutting $716 billion out of Medicare six times in last night’s debate, and Obama never made the slightest effort to rebut it, or even to point out that the Ryan budget plan does the exact same thing. That’s probably going to hurt Obama the most, but overall he didn’t seem to really respond to Romney so much as just recite whatever talking points were in the general vicinity of the question.
Really really terrible, inept performance. Romney’s a liar and he came across as a condescending bully, but at least he showed confidence and conviction in what he was saying, and didn’t let anything go unchallenged.
Of course, Dubya’s first debate performance in 2004 was probably one of the worst of all time, and he still managed to win anyway. And Obama isn’t nearly as terrible or disliked as Bush was, while Mitt is even stiffer and tone-deafer than Kerry was, so ultimately it may not even matter. Unless he fails to show up at any of the debates.