Sam Jackson says to Wake the F*@K Up

An ad from the Jewish Council for Education & Research Super PAC:

Sorry, my friend, but there’s no time to snore.
And out-of-touch millionaires just declared war.
On schools, the environment, unions, fair pay.
We’re all on our own if Romney has his way.
And he’s against safety nets, if you fall, tough luck.
So I strongly suggest that you wake the f&%k up.


Hank Jr. craves attention. Here it is, asshole.

Hank Williams Jr. rehashed his anti-Obama shtick at a show in Fort Worth this past weekend:

Hank Williams Jr. lashes out at ‘Muslim’ Obama and gays at Stockyards Music Festival by Thor Christensen for the Dallas Morning News, Sep. 3, 2012

“We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!” Williams said, as the crowd let out a loud but less-than-unanimous cheer.

He hates cowboys?!?  I’ll have to rethink my vote in November.

[via Yahoo News]


YouTubeDisgust

Back at home for a day before heading out again with the family.  A quick couple of disgusting YouTube videos I saw this evening:

Spawn of the Upper-Middle-Class-Misinformed-Well-Versed-In-Coded-Language-Right:

OctoLoan–sadly just what it sounds like, OctoMom’s pay day loan referral service:


Brilliant. SuperPacApp: A Shazam/Soundhound type app for political ads

Every week when I listen to On the Media, I think of about a dozen things I should write about on DailyDisgust.  This is one of the rare instances when I remember to do so.

The SuperPacApp is the brainchild of Dan Siegel and Jennifer Hollett, two very well educated young people working out of the MIT Beehive Cooperative.  The app will allow users to record a snippet of a political ad and then will search their archive to find the ad in question and share who funded it and even a rating of the ad’s veracity.

From their website:

To date over $240 million has already been contributed to over 650 Super PACs, and those numbers are only going up. Most of that money will be spent on TV ads. So what exactly are all those ads trying to tell us?

With the Super PAC App, viewers can find out with ease. While watching a political TV ad, a user can hold up her phone to identify the commercial and receive objective, third-party information. The Super PAC App allows the user to rate the ad, while understanding who and how much money is behind the ad, what claims the ad is making, and whether those claims are based on facts.

In the On the Media interview, Siegel explained a desire to see the app branch out to deal with all types of advertising down the road.  What a great idea: (near) instant feedback and insight on the daily barrage of commercial messages people endure in our modern world.

It looks like the app won’t be available until the end of August, and then will be for the iPhone/Pad/Touch.  Hopefully it will take off and be available for Android soon thereafter.


Breitbart.com: We’re not birthers, but hey, here’s a thing that was published saying Obama was born in Kenya

I’m not going to waste too much time with this.  It was a publication put out by Obama’s literary agent in 1991.  The folks at Breitbart.com go to great lengths to say they don’t believe that the President was born in Kenya, just that he is obviously a deceitful opportunist.

Whatever.

Reading the comments on that post are pretty fun, though.

[Thanks to Embattled Farmers for pointing me to this, even if she did warn us not to feed the crazies.]


No surprise here: Mediacom rated worst cable provider in nation

I used to have Mediacom.  Man it sucked.  Significant periods of no connection, poor quality equipment, ridiculous prices, and on and on and on.  Now Consumer Reports has confirmed my anecdotal experience with their annual survey of cable providers.

Consumer Reports survey: Mediacom is the worst from the Press Citizen, May 7, 2012

Mediacom, the dominant cable company in the state of Iowa, ranked at the bottom of a survey of 50,000 consumer reports readers for TV service, phone service and bundled telecom services. In Internet service, the company ranked only above satellite Internet providers WildBlue and HughesNet.

[…]

A common theme for Mediacom among respondents was in the “Value” category for all four services surveyed. Mediacom had the worst rating for value on all four.

The one thing that I can say for Mediacom is that the women who used to work in the Gilbert St. office in Iowa City were always incredibly helpful and friendly.


If the President was just a little less cool…

American Crossroads wants to make sure that young people (and I guess that no longer includes myself) know that if their President just wasn’t so darn cool, they’d be certain to have a job by now.  Thanks for the heads up, guys.

Two things:

  1. I wasn’t so much into the whole Slow Jam the News bit either, but mainly because I just thought it was bit dumb.
  2. Jackass or not, Kanye was right.