announcing…the apocalypse!

January 21, 2010

The Supreme Court decided some seriously nasty things today, if you haven’t read the news.  In the words of a dear friend who’s much better informed than me (“I knew something was up when I had 12 emails between 9 and 11 am, all with the word ‘SCOTUS’ in them,” he says), this has basically legalized corruption.  So, yeah.  Legal corruption is bad.

Anyhow, that’s not the apocalyptic part, even though it doesn’t bode well for the legitimacy of our government.  The apocalyptic part is that Fox News and Obama agree that it’s bad.

Yes, Fox News and Obama agree.  Watch out for the four horsemen and the antichrist, the end is nigh.

As quoted by the NY Times, Obama described the decision as “a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics.”   An editorial by Ellen Ratner on Fox News says, “We are going to have our ‘free’ society controlled by those who have made the most money from it. And they call this democracy?”

Indeed.  A process already effectively controlled by wealthy corporations is now going to be completely controlled by them.  Oh boy, can’t wait for the midterm elections.



  1. All in all, the news has been bad lately. Letting corporations run government and health care reform turning into a giant health insurance company subsidy are two of the most depressing.

    In other news, there is some snow in AZ. Like, can’t find the picnic table anymore snow. They even had to cancel classes!

  2. […] United States just legalized corruption.  Really government, corporations AREN’T […]

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