Headline from the Daily Beast:
Cory Booker: I Get Angry That Privileged People Are Opening Up Pot Shops
It’s one of my great hopes and desires that Cory Booker never gets into the Oval Office. And these statements are his deceptive way to make it look like he’s down with the people. But it’s not true because Cory Booker has a long history with hedge funders and private equity scumbags.
This is classic neoliberal bullshit. If he gave a shit he could help dudes and ladies in the hood into the weed game but that would offend the white people he needs to get into the White House.
From Slate here:
Another culprit in Tuesday’s snore-athon was that many lawmakers clearly lacked a firm grasp of how Facebook works. “So, how do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?“ asked Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican. Zuckerberg could hardly contain a smirk as he replied: “Senator, we run ads.”
Either this is an incredibly well planned circle jerk where lawmakers pretend to not know and Zuck pretends it is all one big mistake or they’re ignorant fucks and the wonder boy Zuck is a complete liar.
I’m going with the latter.
From CNBC here:
“Something’s happened to the administration over the course of the last few weeks,” he added, pointing to the departure of former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and President Donald Trump‘s repeated attacks on Amazon as well as the protectionist rhetoric.
“These are not things Wall Street likes.”
Who gives a shit?
It doesn’t seem to be a very wise way to run a society to have all policy dictated by a bunch of money obsessed quarter to quarter stock and bond traders.
Look at the society with it’s incredible class and race tensions that they’ve created for us by outsourcing tens of thousands of factories overseas.
What is good for Amazon is not good for Amazon workers or sellers on Amazon.
What is good for China and factory owners is not good for blue collar workers both black and white.
To pretend otherwise is somewhat ridiculous. To say that the things Wall Street loves help to bring on Trump would be an understatement.
From CNBC here:
On Monday, Zuckerberg responded in an “Ezra Klein Show” podcast, saying that “if you want to build a service that helps connect everyone in the world, then there are a lot of people who can’t afford to pay.”
You can’t sell a poor person much but they do have a vote that comes to them for free. And Zuck is de facto admitting there’s good money in selling voter data to political campaigns.
Facebook had employees embedded with the Trump campaign helping them to craft their digital advertising. I’m sure Hillary would have done the same if she had been able to run a more effective campaign.
Personally I thought Zuckerberg would do a better job defending his company in this latest scandal but he and Lady Facebook have performed like shit. He can’t even land a good punch on Tim Cook who is beating the stuffing out of his data pimping.
From NBC News here:
He watched actual scum spend nearly 18 months oozing to the presidency, and his response was to work for scum. He saw a scummy opportunity to pass a scummy tax cut to further enrich already-rich people at the expense of what will surely be a few thousand dead poor people, and by God he sold that scummy tax cut. And he would’ve quit over that scummy whitewashing of Nazi scum, if it weren’t for the fact that taking a stand then might have endangered that same tax cut.
Oh what a shame, such a huge loss for the country!