Brainless Memes, Steve Jobs and the fall of the United States

Posted in Bombing Paupers, Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 4:09 pm by George Smith

I’m sick of iPhone Steve Jobs as offspring of immigrants posters/signage. Maybe you are too. “We’d have no Apple or iPhone if it weren’t for Steve, the son of a Syrian migrant,” goes the bleat. You’d have to use Samsung or LG! It qualifies as yet another brainless meme of the moment, picked up and […]


This week in Libertarian Billionaire Dingbat net TV

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 2:17 pm by George Smith

More fresh and hot from the Culture of Lickspittle, via Peter Thiel, who according this blog’s archives can always be counted on for the best in witless bon mots: You know, we landed on the moon in July of 1969. Woodstock started three weeks later, and with the benefit of hindsight, that’s when progress ended, […]


Libertarian tech nerd bosh

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 1:03 pm by George Smith

Peter Thiel, noticed today because Paul Krugman and someone else kind of make fun of him. Krugman: On a slightly more elevated note, Matt Yglesias has some fun with a prominent libertarian, Peter Thiel, who looks at the contrast between rapid progress in information technology and less rapid progress in “stuff” and blames .. the […]


The likely story: Facebook co-founder/US tax dodger sez Iyamnotataxdodger

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 11:15 am by George Smith

See, when you make money on the clicks and data-mining of US Facebook users who do pay taxes, you take that swag to Singapore, the famous wart-on-the-tip-of-Malaya that masquerades as an important country, to cheat Uncle Sam. From the wires, the likely story, filed under ‘P’ for ‘Parasites:’ Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who gave […]


Libertarian gung-fu computing logician master

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 3:42 pm by George Smith

UPDATED Cryptome has posted a New Yorker profile of Peter Thiel, one of the crew that includes Elon Musk, the people who made a billion by creating PayPal. And then was one of the first investors in the Z-man of Facebook. (Related: Elon Musk — from the archives.) Worth quite a lot and convinced of […]