Friday, March 28, 2008

Quick Hits - Defending the Walocaust and More

Free Speech Beats Back Walmart

Okay, I don't happen to find them very funny, but then maybe satire isn't always supposed to be funny. This 50 year-old computer geek started a website to lampoon Walmart. He acknowledges that it is likely in poor taste (and I agree with him), but feels the damage that Walmart does to workers and our country are worth it. He also has

Needless to say, Walmart sued. That's what huge companies like Walmart do. They sue. In this case, Walmart lost. To quote the judge:

"The fact that the real Wal-Mart name and marks are strong and recognizable makes it unlikely that a parody — particularly one that calls to mind the genocide of millions of people, another that evokes the name of a notorious terrorist organization ... will be confused with Wal-Mart's real products."
Free speech wins again! Although, not just because the speech was protected, but because that speech didn't infringe on Walmart's ability to make a buck. Not the best reason in the world, but I'll take it. (BTW: The photo is from because I think this one actually is funny.)

Wal-Mart Critic Wins Judgment in 'Walocaust' Lawsuit

The Big Miss Surrey with the Crown on Top

Size 12-14 Chloe Marshall was crowned Miss Surrey in March 2008. That means she is off to the finals to see if she can be chosen Miss Great Britain or some such thing.

Okay, she's cute. Nice smile, great hair. But why does anyone care, and why does ABC News care? I'm all for striking a blow against the thin and vapid, but isn't there something more important to be covered than a local plus-sized pageant winner in England?

ABC News: Plus-Sized and Proud of It

Mr. Gillooly, The First Lady Would Like a Word

You know you are a special candidate when officials from your own party are referring to your campaign tactics as the "Tanya Harding Option". No one makes me think of hope and fairness more than Tanya Harding.

It has too stop. Someone has to tell Sen. Clinton that this just isn't her time and that trying to win at all costs is a selfish, dangerous act. We have a chance to make a significant difference in the future of our country and her campaign is taking a steel pipe to the knees of Obama at every turn. Not only is it damaging to the party, it's also wrong.

Dems Fear Clinton's 'Tonya Harding' Option

1 comment:

TheHMC said...

"Someone has to tell Sen. Clinton that this just isn't her time and that trying to win at all costs is a selfish, dangerous act."

Augh! I've been screaming this from the rooftops for months now! I don't think she's not the right candiate because she's a woman.. it's because she's the Wrong woman.
Thank you. Thank you, thank you, Thank you.

I'm all for us bigger girls getting a leg up once in awhile, but I agree.. there's much bigger news out there that people need to know about.

Speaking of WalMart.. did you hear about this one?
WalMart Sues Employee
See if that one isn't enough to make you want to spit nails. I've been planning on blogging about it for days but have been too busy with all of the kiddo's.