Yes, now that we've successfully diffused a thread on religion, let's really get to work on a political one. I hope mouser has a good stash of Xanax.
Sorry - I really try my best to avoid doing this, but sometimes it's just too hard
Yeah, he is a corporate whore, like the rest of them, isn't he? I heard the other guy is worse... but then my knowledge of US politics mainly comes from watching Letterman, Bill Maher and the Comedy Central shows... *shrug*
There's also CNN, but I'm only considering the relatively serious sources.
I've mainly been following the tech sources - and slashdot being the major one of those. I do believe mr. Obama is the best POTUS in a lot of years (and I'm not going to get into why, because that would be one of those unfruitful debates that are not suited for DoCo haven) - but too many people see him as some kind of saint, which I object to - every
POTUS in many++ years has been a corporate whore, and Obama is no different. No matter if you're a conservative or a liberal or a libertarian or martian or whatever, everybody in the last umphteen years have been passing some really, really REALLY nasty corporate-loving laws. It doesn't matter what they say during their election period, everybody is in the pocket of their financial backers. They're all puppets.
OK, so that got a bit too much beyond what we do at DoCo, sorry - but I get a bit bitter at times, especially because what happens in the US influences the rest of our world. Hi, Assange!