Now you're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company, Mr. Obama.
OK, maybe not Coke, but, you’ll have to answer to today’s bubbly equivalent, which can also rot you from the inside out: Facebook.
Yeah. So be warned
“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Barack Obama Wednesday night to complain about U.S. government actions that are undermining trust in the Internet,” reports Politico, “after a report that described how the National Security Agency posed as a Facebook server to inject malicious software into targets’ computers.”
I wonder if Zuck’s voice broke when he talked to Obama. I wonder if Obama spoke without a teleprompter.
But mostly I wonder why Zuckerberg even bothered.
This is the NSA after all. The social media moth turned into a butterfly could have had the same conversation with Obama from the privacy of his commode without even picking up the phone.
“We’re the NSA, and we’re listening.”
“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Thursday according to Politico. “The U.S. government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”Click here to listen to Ransom Notes Radio live or for archives of previous shows.
We believe the worst, because that's what we have come to expect from leaders in business and politics. And that’s because you’re not protecting us from our own government, Zuck.
You’re in bed with them.
Does anyone else find it ironic that a company that helped massage data for Obama’s reelection—a company that essentially spied on its customers for political purposes-- suddenly has found a conscience about Internet privacy?
Welcome to the Party pal… er, party.
Where have you been?
Oh, that’s right: You’ve been spying on your customers.
We studied the group of people who changed their status from "Single" to "In a relationship" and also stated an anniversary date as the start of their relationship. During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship starts ("day 0"), posts begin to decrease. We observe a peak of 1.67 posts per day 12 days before the relationship begins, and a lowest point of 1.53 posts per day 85 days into the relationship. Presumably, couples decide to spend more time together, courtship is off, and online interactions give way to more interactions in the physical world.
Hey, Facebook? Do you wanna get out of my bedroom?
Or are you too busy protecting us from “abusive” content that criticizes the administration and liberals in general.
I write five columns per week, or maybe more on occasion.
Every one of them makes it to Facebook.
And many of them are called “abusive” by Facebook, especially recently.
That’s because someone’s feeling get hurt when I say mean things about Obama, Jack Lew, global warmers and, heaven forbid! the Chevy Volt.
There are 739 Chevy Volt owners in the United States without ties to the federal government. And every time I write an article about the Volt’s failures I hear from every one of these owners.
“The Volt happens to be one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the road today,” goes a real-life, emailed example, “and it is American ingenuity that build this car - not Japanese or European. It's American engineered, mostly American parts, built in America.”
The only American ingenuity that counts in my opinion is profitable ingenuity. And that's not the Chevy Volt.
And that’s the new tyranny here in the heart of our Republic.
It’s the key to the Pinkos governance model.
When you make subjective things a crime- like in this case hurting someone’s feelings about the Volt not being the best car ever designed-- you obviously can’t prosecute every miscreant. But you can prosecute the miscreants you don’t like-- which process Facebook has automated to select conservatives.
It’s censorship by arrogant means. It’s also prosecutorial discretion, which as I have observed at other times, is the way to create a tyranny in the United States while retaining the patina of “freedom.”
And it’s the sleight of hand that allows Tim Geithner and Tom Daschle to make a “mistake” on their tax return, rather than commit a crime; Lois Lerner to plead the Fifth rather than no-contest; some illegal immigrants to qualify for Obamacare, while some get sent back to Mexico for the day.
It’s what ails us.
And above all of it are guys like Zuckerberg and Obama, who are very selective about their indignation.
Welcome to the Party, Zuck.
They both take cash, checks or credit cards, for your convenience.
The hypocrisy is thrown in for free.
But you already knew that.