We have spent the last near-decade pointing out the Tech World media – is just as obnoxious and Leftist as the broader media. A microcosm of the massive Jurassic Press – all of which has been screwing conservatives and free marketers for decades.
In fact, we have noted that over the last near-decade – a three-way merger has occurred. Between the media, the Tech World media – and Tech World itself.
“Our recurring joke – that is itself a ceaselessly recurring joke – is when we mention the ‘Media-Left,’ we always follow it with ‘please pardon the redundancy.’ The Media-Left merger is now seamless. I could hand you a New York Times article and a Daily Kos article – and you would be hard pressed to determine which is which (aside from the latter’s propensity for profanity)….
“Because the Internet has transmogrified the landscape for all things news – and ‘news.’ The benchmark of Media success is with ever-decreasing frequency subscriptions sold – and with ever-increasing frequency clicks generated. (more…)
What’s news is: The Tech World mega-companies’ ability to do all of this – in such new, creative and innovative ways.
What’s news is: The Tech World mega-companies’ getting increasingly called out on the carpet – yet continuing unabated to abuse their nigh-limitless power.
What’s news is: It seems, finally, the Valley’s nigh-limitless power – and thus its ability to abuse the daylight out of anyone they wish, which they seem to revel in doing – is rubbing more and more people the wrong way. (more…)
When I attended primary school, a popular insult amongst the students (please pardon the crassness, we were kids) was “Sucks to be you.”
As we’ve previously noted – life is high school on steroids. Which President Donald Trump seems to grasp better than most. He applied this knowledge to accomplish oh-so-very-much in the private sector – and is doing so again as President.
It is how Trump is approaching the half-century-old global trade nightmare mess he inherited.
The United States on trade – has been the fool of the world. We have been a virtually open channel to any goods and services from any and everywhere (including really awful places like China). While we have let any and everyone everywhere – impose all sorts of tariffs and import-limits on our stuff.
Meanwhile, we hardly subsidize anything – while they subsidize the daylight of just about everything. (more…)
I’m incessantly harangued by pin heads – about everything.
But for the purposes at hand – we will focus on the pin heads who are dying to catch me in hypocrisies when it comes to my desire for less government.
Let us begin with the fact that my organization is called “Less Government” – not “ No Government.”
I remember being accused on television by host Thom Hartmann that I wanted America to be Somalia – i.e. a lawless rambling wreck. To which I responded “I want to be somewhere between $4-trillion-per-year (our current federal budget) – and Somalia. Closer to Somalia – but somewhere in betwixt.”
I am a Constitutionalist. And the Constitution calls for federal spending on some things. Pin heads routinely chastise me for wanting to spend money – on which the Constitution mandates we spend money. Because they are pin heads. (more…)
The Tech World is decidedly Leftist. Do not let them pretend they are anything else or other.
So of course the Tech World was all agog last week – thrilled with the news that a House Republican had caved to their ridiculous push for the ridiculous huge government Internet power grab known as Network Neutrality.
Amazon Web Services turns a massive profit – which allows Amazon online retail to do obnoxious, no-profit things like this:
“Black Friday in brick-and-mortar retail circles – is the day after Thanksgiving, and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. It is called Black Friday because most retailers operate in the red (i.e. at a loss) – all year until then. It is that day they break through into the black. So obviously, Christmas for them is life-saving crucial.
“Amazon knows this. So what do they do?:
“‘Amazon is cutting prices ferociously on its products as Christmas shopping picks up, to levels that are break-even or below.’ (more…)
Thanks to the obscene over-officiousness of the Barack Obama Administration, we have spent much of our time the less decade or so discussing the incredible damage the federal government can do – and was doing – to…everything.
Obama’s outsized over-officiousness – certainly warranted the outsized extra attention. Because his one-size-fits-none government impositions – left no room for anyone anywhere to breathe. Let alone actually engage in any sort of commerce.
We are now thankfully enjoying the much-less-federal-government Donald Trump Administration. Trump has been slashing regulations – including many major impositions imposed by his predecessor.
One such inherited dumbness undone – was Obama’s unilateral power grab of the entirety of the Internet. Under the guise of the very stupid Network Neutrality, Obama imposed 1934 monopoly landline phone law…upon the World Wide Web.
This made zero technological sense – let alone any sense of the economic variety. So Trump rightly, reasonably undid it. (more…)