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Facebook IPO Aftermath: Smell Like a Man, Man. Friend Me.

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Misc. Ramblings 
Yesterday's Facebook IPO fell far short of its hyped expectations with underwriters spending most of the day defending the stock from falling below its IPO price of $38. Perhaps the lack of enthusiasm has something to do with its valuation of at least 100 times earnings. Or maybe because General Motors recently stopped advertising on Facebook because it wasn't getting the results it expected. Or that Goldman Sachs planned to sell large chunks of the their holdings in the IPO, making some pote...

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Flute Toots and Personhood: Corporations are Zygotes.

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Politics 
Look, as absurd as it is, we already know 'Corporations are People' friend. Friend? As though we are going to be staying in touch, but I digress. Did you know corporations may soon be zygotes as well? I suspect not, so allow me to explain:

The 'Personhood Amendment' seeks to change state constitutions to define a "person" with the verbiage "from the moment of fertizilation". That is, zygotes (fertilized eggs) are people with full constitutional rights. Some of the unfortunate side-effects...

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Trickle-Down Economics, Rich Uncle Pennybags, the Debt Ceiling Debate, and 15 minutes.

Posted by Trixie on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Politics 
Have you ever known of a business owner to lay off employees because they couldn't pay their income taxes? Alternatively, have you ever known of a business owner to create jobs for people to sit around all day long and read the newspaper, drink free coffee, and loot the office supply room? (And I am not referring to politicians and pundits here). Yeah, neither have I. And I expect that to continue. 

Since I could spew ad-nauseam on this subject (and I will in a moment), let's jump start the ...

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Literal Libyan No-Fly Zone, Multiple Personalities, and Moe Howard.

Posted by Trixie on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Politics 

Today the UN authorized no-fly zone over Libya went into effect, with the US, UK, and France primarily taking the lead. Canada is still deciding whether or not to join the effort. First they need to figure out if they even have an Air Force; and secondly, if the "no-fly" directive applies to them in the event they do. 

But for Libya it's not that complicated. Their message to the West is quite simple (in language we can understand): Remove from power The Dictator Formerly Known as...

Moammar Kadhafi   Muammar Qaddafi

Moammar Gaddafi     ...

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Latest on Hosni Mubarak: Where REALLY is he?

Posted by Trixie on Sunday, February 6, 2011, In : Politics 
BREAKING: There has been a lot of confusion in the media as of late. Mubarak steps down. Then it's reported otherwise. Even Bill O'Reilly wouldn't tolerate this kind of miscommunication. But I'm here to tell you:

A few days ago, I offered my couch to Mubarak. You know, just in case. Because who else thinks of this sort of thing? I'm simply here to facilitate difficult and awkward international communication that may not be happening. Turns out he accepted my offer. Mubarak might not be on ...

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Imam Rauf on Ground Zero Mosque: If you build it, they will (not) come.

Posted by Trixie on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Politics 
Ground Zero Mosque Location 
Over at The View yesterday, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off their own set after Bill O'Reilly made the blanket statement that "Muslims killed us on 9/11!" while having a heated discussion about the location of a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero.

"Oh my God!" Behar said.

"That is such bullshit!" Goldberg said. "Extremists did that!"

And both of them promptly walked off the set. Just like that.

Predictably, the part of the "discussion" that bothers me so much is that even though O...

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The Week in Photos, ending 09|05|09

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, September 5, 2009, In : Politics 

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Actual Caption: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya leaves the US State Department in Washington, DC, on September 3, 2009. Honduras' de facto government attacked deposed President Manual Zelaya on Saturday for wasting six million dollars of public funds on horses, vacations and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Mirhossein Mousavi

Actual Caption: A poster of Iran's moderate presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi is seen on the ground in Tehran months after the June 2009 election.

The Coca Cola Company in Vietnam            John Ashcroft
Actual Caption: (L)...

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The Week in Photos, ending 08|29|09

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Misc. Ramblings 

Senator Edward Kennedy Funeral

Actual Caption: Former president Bill Clinton (L) talks with President Barack Obama during funeral services for U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy; George W. Bush eavesdrops (ok, THAT I added).

Actual Caption: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma congratulates Caster Semenya in Pretoria.

In the News: California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger holds 'The Great California Garage Sale' to ease budget crisis shortly after issuing IOUs in lieu of cash payments.

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