In honor of the Ox, we here at Hooray for Anything are wearing our rockingest clothes (well, actually shorts and a fleece, but we're wearing it with plenty of rock n' roll attitude) and listening to live Who all day. Because there will never ever, ever, ever be a better live band. Ever.
But while we rock out and honour the man who gave us Boris the Spider, we still have some time to look at the news, cause there's some crazy shit happening.
First, there's Smirkboy's response to all the corporate flim-flammery going on. His proposal? The main part is this- if an executive of a company that pulls something gets busted, he (I would say he or she to make it more PC, but we all know that when it comes down it, it's men who run all the major companies) "would be forced to forfeit their bonuses and other compensation. In extreme cases, they could be barred from serving as officers or directors for other publicly held corporations."
You can see CEO's quaking in their boots at the sound of this. What a punishment, having to give up half of their vacation homes. How about this? How about they GO TO JAIL.
Why is it if some cranked out kid holds up a 7-11 and takes off with 40 or 50 bucks, they wind up getting thrown into the slammer for a long, long time, but if some CEO in charge of a corporation bilks everyone for several billion dollars, they just have to give up all the money they earned? Maybe we should change the law so that the person who holds up a 7-11 just has to return the money they stole. Or maybe we should actually THROW WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS IN JAIL. And not a very nice one too. The kind where some guy named Bubba or Skull makes him their bitch.
And then there's this, the whole Supreme Court allowing mandatory drug-testing for students. I propose that any person who makes it a rule that somebody (a completely random, innocent somebody) has to submit to mandatory drug testing also has to be drug tested. Because it's so easy to be all high and mighty about drug testing when it's not you whose being forced into having to go piss in some cup.
And like Clarence Thomas never smoked a little reefer while hanging out and watching porn...
Finally, there's this, some good news to leave y'all for the weekend- the Bush twins are at it again, as my girlfriend Jenna and her sister, were spotted whooping it up in some Western bar in DC.
Rock on, Jenna, rock on.
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