Business as Usual

“We live in an age where mass communication has counterintuitively turned all attempts of verbal debate into a basketball game where the teams are on different courts and stand around the baskets racking up meaningless points and throwing shit over the dividing wall.”
– Ben “Yahtzee” Crowshaw, Zero Punctuation

Kinda scary when you can lift something so profound and accurate from a blog-based video game review. Especially when you consider the author lives in Australia and likely doesn’t follow American politics or want to. Yet it accurately captures what I’ve been feeling lately about politics, Facebook, and – sadly – my fellow citizens.

And it’s likely going to continue to be accurate, as I don’t see an end in sight.

You see, the conservative GOP supporters continue to get religion confused with government and the liberal Democrats supporters keep telling me “you have freedom to think what you like, so long as you agree with us; if you don’t you must change your mind” and the seemingly inability of either side being capable of fixing things that they themselves fucked up in the first place. Both sides suck and neither side wants to fix problems; the invisible third party has little to no traction either. The supporters of seemingly every party sides mindlessly preach what they are told to say and are just as fast to prove that the “other side” is wrong… the only hope left is that a party wakes up to it’s botched marketing message and reboots.

Meanwhile, the nation obsesses over whether a woman in a relatively small city in eastern Washington lied on her job application when she was asked to proclaim her race.

I think I’ll go play some Viva Piñata for a few hours – better use of time.

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  1. Hello randyrants, I need some help. I edit medical records, work online, paid on production, etc. For years, I have used a Datadesk Smartboard for all my Windows PCs. It’s the loudest keyboard ever (which I hate) but the very best key layout ever for my arthritic old hands. Datadesk Technologies still has a website but has not been in business for years, and their keyboards are very difficult to find. I recently purchased one on eBay, but it is an old SB5000, which is for Mac, and I run Windows 7. I figured worst case scenario, I could maybe use it for parts. But I really want an entry-level, boring, SIMPLE method so that I can still have keys for Control and Alt. The software I use for work already uses the Fkeys for various things. I don’t hardly ever use the Windows key, but I am constantly using Control and Alt for everything. So this Datadesk SB5000 keyboard is not an Apple per se, but it’s supposed to be for a Mac, and I know zero about Mac. It has (are you ready?) three PS2 ports on the back. so I need to get a PS2 to USB adapter, but I do have some old PS2 cords from back in the day. Beyond that, I’m lost and don’t know what to do. When my current Datadesk UPC5000 can’t limp along anymore, I will be out of luck unless I can find another one or remap this old SB5000. Can you help? Thanks so much for your time.

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