In Althouse’s thread on the news that the Obama administration will ignore* the subpoena for Solyndra documents, he said;
Most transparent, ethical administration evah!
I concur. Between this and running guns to Mexican drug gangs to build up support for domestic gun control**, they’re doing a bang up job.
*Since when can you just flat out ignore subpoenas? I thought that was the whole damn point?
**BTW CNN (and WSJ, for that matter), it wasn’t a “botched probe.” Repeating it doesn’t make it true***.
***Unless by botched they mean it was actually found out. If it was supposed to be under the radar, and now it’s manifestly not, then that’s pretty damn botched.****
****I don’t actually have a fourth note; consider this a botched footnote. :(
JP Morgan Chase had a guy thrown in jail for “forging” a check they wrote him and trying to cash it at their bank?
And they left him there for the weekend without calling the cops to tell them it was all their fault in the first place?
No wonder the banking industry is so easy to demonize. They’ve got tone-deaf morons in charge of PR as well as regular morons making the decisions.
Your personal and credit card information could be at risk.
The official PlayStation Blog has the whole press release.
It’s because of incidences like this that I’ve not chosen to entrust Xbox Live and the PSN with my own credit card information; when I’ve bought DLC (or downloadable games), I’ve used PSN cards and Xbox Live point cards (if you’d rather buy content from the Japanese stores, NCSX and Play Asia can set you up (since inputting credit card information for each region requires a billing address in said region, cards are the only effective way to purchase out-of-region content)).
Of course, that’s kind of useless right now; with the PSN down, you can’t change your password, or personal info, or delete whatever credit cards you had linked with your account. So in the meantime, just watch your card history, and be prepared to cancel if some Russian guy buys a bunch of stuff.
But this is ridiculous.
If I had kids (now there’s a scary though) in the WI school system, I’d be furious.
If I were a taxpayer in WI (even without kids), I’d be furious.
Public sector unions should not be allowed to exist; no group of public employees should be able to demand the rest of society pony up cash for their salaries and benefits (while refusing to exercise their responsibilities as long as those demands go unmet).
Even notorious right-winger FDR agrees.
Private sector unions are one thing; I might disagree with their methods or goals, but I’m free to not purchase cars made by UAW workers. I am not free to refuse to pay taxes; if I so refuse, the state brings the threat of violence against me.