Looking at ideals of the average voter in this country, then looking at the bills being voted on, you begin to see a different picture, not one of "republicans are organized for block voting" but one of "if this democrat votes for this ridiculous bill, there is a better than good chance they won't get elected next term".
There just aren't that many Republican based bills going through Congress these days, so the pendulum has swung from middle of the road to far left. If the majority of bills are "far left" then you will have 100% of republicans opposed to them, and a few democrats as well.
A discussion of people getting paid to write political messages is insightful, but only in context. What do you think Obama spent millions on trying to promote "grassroots" efforts while running for office?
The Ace of Spades article, while from a "close minded zombie" was actually full of facts, details, and explanation, unlike the blurb accusing every blogger of being bought off.
You can talk "facts" all you want, but facts out of context lead just as readily to misinformation as lies do.
So deviant art being "better", vs sites not working at all. . . your choice
Just like cars, people remember bugs more than fixes. Flash was bad in the past, but all in all, iTunes (on windows) crashes around ten times more than flash. YMMV
The iPad comparison is not apples to oranges, it is apples to nothing. There were/are no light, small, big screened devices at bestbuy that allowed you to do email / web. For most people, the iPad is new product, and there are no competitors.
Reality is easier if you can just make shit up I guess.
Except for teachers and government employees, they get studies on the ambient noise of their rooms to see if that effects their ability to do their job.
This is Toshibas wet dream.
2) No. Wrong. Learn how things work please instead of just making shit up.
3)They, (and by they here I mean the president, who has NO place in a corporate reorganization/bankruptcy)"traded" for majority control. That isn't a "trade" that is a gift, or some would say a bribe. Look at corporate failures, look at Enron. Did the workers get majority control of the companies assets just because some of them had a retirement fund that wasn't going to be there? (Hint: No)
You can cry about how the poor joe union man needs his retirement all day, but please, call it what it is, wealth redistribution, (votes for money), socialism.
I attribute my success to intelligence, guts, determination, honesty, ambition, and having enough money to buy people with those qualities.