US Republicanism 2001-Present

March 30th, 2008 by De Onion

– Deficit spending
– Declaring the media “biased”
– Threatening dissenters with deportation
– Using bigotry against a minority
– Abject mismanagement
– Misrepresenting your record
– Misusing economics/other statistics
– Press conferences celebrating mismanagement

Just so we’re clear.

Hacked

March 20th, 2008 by De Onion

Apparently the blog was hacked today and displayed some inappropriate content. Sorry about that, should be sorted.

This will be fun…

March 16th, 2008 by De Onion

For those not watching, the United States is quite likely in the early stages of a pretty massive economic shift and decline as they cope with the outcomes of a sales and consumption culture that emphasised selling rather than real value-added, as well as consistently living beyond their means as both individuals and a government. We in Bermuda have most of our white collar workforce in generally real productive occupations… however, we are living beyond our means as a government and are beginning to see some real sales culture and American style spin. This will end badly for Bermuda if we do not keep our eyes on honest accountability and using true objective feedback.

Foosball is the devil!

March 12th, 2008 by De Onion

Silly titles aside, Scientific American had a really nifty article:

Do companies have to be evil?

Very good stuff about the incentives we create and the natural outcomes of those incentives. Keep this in mind when looking at our government (and those of others, for that matter) as we are busy allowing the creation of some very very ugly incentives… and these same incentive chains are why most labour movements eventually fail (as the PLP has, as a labour movement at least).