Don't know what I will get, but I know what service provider I WON'T be using: SPRINT. I have Sprint with an "older plan," which apparently ended but no one told me. I almost never use the phone, but I had to last month because of a family emergency (my nephew broke his leg in three places and had to have surgery). The one time I really needed it, after being a subscriber for 14 years, and for reasons no one can explain, I was charged international roaming charges, and a 27 minute call from Brooklyn to New Jersey cost $99. And the reps keep acting like it's my fault because of the towers in my neighborhood and because I am on an older, discontinued plan. No one told me that my old plan doesn't exist any more of whatever. Not even this past weekend, when I went to the Sprint store to see about upgrading to a smart phone and the clerk asked for my cell phone number to check out my plan. No, not even then.
Ok, Sprint is out, which means Virgin and Credo too. Great. So what's left that isn't the sociopathic assholes at AT&T (they allowed the government to put equipment in a "special room" to datamine all our communication) or the assholes at Verizon?
Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills; Court order reveals how approval of Queen and Prince Charles is sought on range of bills. That this parasitic family is ceded authority to do anything other than decide which car window they will use to wave to the masses is a fucking insult. I hope the Brits are appropriately outraged and kick this unless institution to the fucking curb. Getting people to accept that some people are breed to rule because a super special sperm met a magical egg is exactly how we get to the lack of prosecutions with the Goldman designed financial crisis. Some people are too special to prosecute. Some people must be consulted before bills may advance. What a shame that the French Revolution and the end of the Romanov family didn't send a strong enough message to these filthy self-appointed elites. They never learn.
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to face fresh charges. And the new charges involve payment of bribes to public officials--that's a step up from approving the hacking of Sienna Miller's cell phone, don't you think? I suppose that these two could somehow avoid the slammer, but I get the sense that Coulson (David Cameron's former Communications Director) and Brooks have shat on too many people, violated too many laws, and laughed in the face of justice too many times. I suppose they thought they were invincible at one time. Sentencing is going to suck. For them. I, on the other hand, will enjoy it (as long as they don't get wrist slaps).
If Obama doesn't win tonight, then the republicans will have stolen another election. But I think the margins are too big to steal--not that they wouldn't try, but really, then it would be "let's burn this motherfucker down" time. Still, the media act like it's a horse race, so it must be close, right? A: If your industry makes a shitload of money in a presidential election year only if it's a horse race, then the presidential election is always going to be a horse race. Every. Fucking. Time.
Really. Turn off the tv and starve the beast.
Update: Woo-hoo....$20 richer! Now let's watch as the democratic base holds Obama's feet to the fire and makes sure he doesn't fuck with social security and medicare. No really, they had better fucking do that after promising they would--and implying that it could work--for four years.
Kate topless photos: French police raid Closer magazine offices. First, who wants to see her mean little tits, anyway? Second, the idea that "Princess" Kate has special life affirming tits that can only be seen by "Prince" William make me want to throw up. Privacy exists only for the rich? For the rest of us, it's all close circuit tvs and mandatory genitals gropes, no? Well, she married into a cartoon family and accepted her role as waving lady in waiting, so stop it. And third, if I were French I would be howling at the idea that one fucking Euro (soon to be franc, again) was spent on this fucking stupid pretend "crime." The real crime is that monarchy, even in this flabby, anemic form, still exists.