Tag Archives: Corporations Are People

Carefully Considered Appropriate Hyperventilating

There’s Fox News for the perpetually outraged, and their massive outrage machine is a fine business model for delivering eyeballs to advertisers. There are millions who are outraged that Obama is in the White House, who have been outraged about … Continue reading

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Corporate Religion Triumphant

It’s all Bill Clinton’s fault, but many things are. There was the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act that Clinton signed into law, which rid us of that Glass-Steagall thing from the thirties that kept investment and commercial banking separate. The … Continue reading

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Surprising No One

Timing is everything, so the Supreme Court doesn’t announce controversial definitive rulings on April Fools’ Day. They wait a day, and then they rule on a divisive and contentious matter in a way everyone knew they would but hoped they … Continue reading

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Profiting from Reality

There’s a subset of a subset of a subset of Americans who never watch reality shows, and some of us actually live right here in Hollywood. Everyone else seems to watch them, and reality shows have saved Hollywood. Just as … Continue reading

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Representing No One in Particular

This should have been an unsatisfying Thanksgiving. Awful weather doesn’t help, and for almost everyone, the economy still stinks – an undercurrent of vague worry, or barely-suppressed panic, doesn’t help matters, nor does all the fussing and fighting in Washington, … Continue reading

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The Kindness Doctrine

The traffic wasn’t that bad, or it was merely just as bad as it always is here in TMZ – that land that useless celebrity gossip show invented, the Twelve-Mile Zone around Hollywood. It’s not exactly a war zone, overrun … Continue reading

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Not Dark Today

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – the day Silicon Valley faced off against Hollywood – and this site didn’t go dark. Wikipedia and many others did – in protest – but this site isn’t about causes, or advocacy. The idea here … Continue reading

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