Last night I watched the Paul Rudd episode of SNL (episode 918). Because it was his fifth time hosting Tina Fey and Tom Hanks were there to congratulate him. The omicron variant's spread in NYC led to them sending nearly the whole cast home. This meant that the show was mostly flashbacks to previous skits.
Tom Hanks introduced a skit that he'd done in 1991. It was a parody of a Christmas special with Carl Sagan warning about the dangers of climate change.
It's been 30 years and politicians are still uselessly vacillating over whether we should do any economic harm to energy companies or do economic harm to everybody, but starting with everybody except the energy companies.
Joe Manchin is just the latest disgrace is a long and continuing line of disgraceful, short-sighted, rent-seeking politicians. They continue to prefer to kill us all in a way where they steer the car right over the cliff, rather than turning the wheel in a way that'll make people slide around in the back and driving in a different direction.
Cowards. Sycophants. Traitors to the human race.
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.