BLECH! I worked for this asshat at both EDS and Perot Systems - now owned by HP and Dell, respectively. He makes Fiorina look like a pussycat.
Such a brilliant tech mind. So brilliant she forgot to register all the domain names she might need.
Even though I wouldn’t vote for her, and I doubt she’d make it to the general election anyway, I’m glad to see it become normal for women to run for president.
This is one of the most insidious and successful ideas the new Republicans have foisted on the voting populace: that a country needs to be run AS IF IT WERE a business.
The fact that she can’t run any businesses (other than into the ground) doesn’t help, of course.
Everyone at HP hated her. Sometimes, it’s just you.
I also blame her for pretty much creating the “CEO as celebrity” thing.
Overpaid assholes who don’t know anything about the company they are running. And they don’t even create shareholder value. They create a brand, sell snake oil, then get huge pay days to leave the place in semi-ruins…
Or complete ruins.
As if that were a bad thing. Actually, that would be great!
I bought a 15C for $125 in 1985. Sold it circa 2002 for the same amount. Grad school, desperate for cash. I bought a 12C at a yard sale for like $1 but later discovered that they don’t fetch that much.
You know what’s odd? Every four years they look for a new face to basically put a new shade of lipstick on the same pig. They’re basically looking for someone with Obama’s oratory skills and cool, but then they start talking and it’s all downhill. Rubio, Jindal, you name it. The next great hope. They keep talking about bold ideas, a new direction, blah blah, but there’s absolutely nothing new. I hope they keep failing.
you missed “a lot of”.
at the least, there are way more Ds than Rs, and even a lot of the libertarian techies would rather vote D than R if those were the choices.
For the fact that most West Coast tech workers are Democrats? Or that they want to win? Because the fact that they are Democrats (or Liberals) is true by a wide margin.
It makes about as much sense as saying that someone who’s won a lot of money playing poker should be running the casino.
Did the Bobs say Florida?
I voted for Perot. I didn’t actually think he would be a good president, but he seemed like the strongest third-party candidate we’d seen in my lifetime.
Anything to just make people get the idea that there are more than two prepackaged options.
Isn’t having deeply sad, painfully second-rate, bowdlerized versions of ‘worldly’ culture, presented as ‘godly’ culture a fairly long standing tradition?
I’m firmly in the ‘smirking liberal atheists from the northeast’ camp; but even I think that it’s kind of sad how low christianity has managed to fall, culturally. They used to be on the cutting edge of art, music, and architecture; and now they are flailing so badly that they don’t even have anything to define themselves as for, just some aspects of modernity to define themselves against, even as they indulge in shitty clones of exactly those things.
It’s because the church (whose church, though) used to have much more political and economic power is why - they really don’t anymore. I’m sure there are still useful and good culture coming from those who are religiously oriented folks, but the praise music, hip, mega church stuff is not really it. But I doubt that’s all that’s being produced, it’s just getting the most attention.
“and would love to see Fiorina run” How about that part?
There are certainly still people who are both christians and producers of good or excellent work in all sorts of fields. What seems to have gone way downhill is the quality of anything that aspires to be ‘Christian $THING$’.