I’m shocked!

I’m shocked that the giant social networking site Facebook (of which I am a member)–which is, in fact, a private corporation based in Palo Alto, California–changed its terms of use to say that it could do whatever it wanted to member photos, messages, notes, etc. (ie, “content”) in perpetuity, even after a member ceased to be a member and deleted his or her page. And I’m equally shocked that Facebook–a private corporation–backed down and returned to its original terms of use (which still, in fact, say that Facebook, a private corporation, pretty much owns everything you post on “your” page) in the face of media interest and public pressure.

I’m shocked that U.S. Senator Roland Burris (D, Illinois)–appointed to the U.S. Senate last year by now-impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevichis now admitting that, yes, he was asked to raise campaign funds by the then-governor’s brother Rob, despite the fact that Burris said (under oath) at the Illinois impeachment hearing that he (Burris) had “no” conversations with any Blagojevich about anything money-related before getting appointed.
I’m shocked that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (who, though a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, never actually went to college) is now admitting that, yes, he used steroids during three seasons he played for the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003, and that his “cousin” obtained said steroids and injected them into him (Rodriguez), even though in December 2007 A-Rod went on national television and told Katie Couric that he “never” used steroids.
I’m shocked, I tell you! Shocked!

3 thoughts on “I’m shocked!

  1. Maybe I’m just too jaded for my own good. None of that shocks me. It sounds like business as usual.My first time commenting, so I also want to mention how much I enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the great work!


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