Wednesday, January 15, 2003  [!]

wonderful derivative work: diaries of the fellowship Legolas: I'm still the prettiest. Aragorn: Still not king yet. [via Hal at Blivet]

Corporate Media Irony Charles Wiltgen at PlaybackTime, in response to the whole Eldred v. Ashcroft mess, notes the following:

CNN held a poll asking “Should we be concerned that a small number of companies own most media properties?”, 96% of respondents said, “yes”. According to Lou Dobbs, this is the most decisive poll that CNN has ever run. CNN is a property of Big Media behemoth AOL Time Warner
Gonna go hunt up the original link on CNN

Damn! Today the Mouse won in the Supreme Court, Eldred (and the people) lost.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all corporations are created better-than-equal, that they are endowed by the courts of this country with unassailable perpetual copyrights. Among them are the right to lie , to do perfidy, and the pursuit of greediness.

Hmmm. When the constitution says public good, I think that they mean for the good of publicly-traded companies.

Ya know, on this day, a dozen years ago, Daddy Bush had drawn a line in the sand before we began the Gulf War.

Son Bush says we were attacked because of our freedoms. Well, we just lost one of those freedoms today.

I think it's time to start a Disney boycott. No, not a family-values anti-gay thing. You don't like the corporate takeover of the country? You don't like the constitution being litigated in favor of the mouse and against the people? You don't like copyrights being extended each time that mickey mouse is due to enter the public domain? Then take the corporate out of your life.

Disney subsidiaries list

Other holdings lists for disney: list with specific TV/Radio stations

Man. so many things here. so many influences. Movies are what'll hurt the most for me.

Bush declares Sanctity of Life day What is this, one of those statements that shows that the rest of the time he thinks that sanctity of life can suck? Kinda like the people who talk and then say, "Well, to be honest with you..." which makes you wonder if all the foregoing were, in fact, lies. The news story.

Quotes from the news story:

"As we seek to improve quality of life, overcome illness and promote vital medical research, my administration will continue to honor our country's founding ideals of equal dignity and equal rights for every American," Bush said Tuesday in a document that enacts no change in policy or program.
What he really meant was:
"As we seek to improve quality of coporate life, overcome poverty for upper echelon executives and members of the board of directors who've gotten promoted and will now finally receive vital medical insurance compensation including lab tests and research, my administration will continue to honor our country's founding ideals of equal dignity and equal rights for every American corporation," Bush said Tuesday in a document that enacts no change in policy or program, but which was printed on many pieces of paper at great expense, a boon for the printing and paper industries.