I read a lot of the usual suspects: this site; although it's probably
gone downhill over the years, there are still some interesting, insightful
or informative opinions/posts.
Other sites include:
Our dishonest dick of a PM (David Cameron) said today:
"I make no apology for taking Universal Credit [the new benefit] at a deliberate pace."
"Deliberate pace"? It's been years (and it wont be ready for many more, if at all!). What a tosspot.
Another good site is:
FreeBSD Forums. A must read for all those using (or proposing to use) FreeBSD.
The icing on the cake:
The Daily Mail; drivel masquerading as news.
It's like The Onion, only funnier.
It consists of "news" about celebrities (I use the word loosely: most of
them I've never heard of). On a typical day there will be about a dozen
stories about the dreadful Kardashians. A tweet by one of those revolting
people constitutes Daily Mail "news".
What beggars belief though, is that the DM is one of the most popular sites
in the UK! People believe and read the trash they write, as the hundreds of
braindead comments attached to each story attest.
Who was it that said "You can't underestimate people's stupidity"? The DM
is living proof of the wisdom of that quote. Remember, that half the
population has an IQ < 100; I read the DM so that I know what that
half are thinking/being told to think.
I'm not the only one to read the DM. The government takes a keen interest
in what the DM and their imbecile audience has to say and it inevitably
informs part of their unashamedly populist government policy.
Eg. EU bad, people on social security are all scroungers, isn't
the Royal Family lovely?, immigrants are scum, BBC bad etc.
In short, they're hugely influential and I take it as a public duty to
stay informed of what these dingbats are up to. If I lived in the States,
I'd watch Fox News.
I used to troll the DM: post comments which caused a certain amount of
cognitive dissonance amongst the readers. But I got bored with it; the
dullards didn't really react. Maybe my trolling technique wasn't good enough.
We shouldn't always read stuff that confirms our own views/prejudices. You
need to know what the "opposition"/"mental defectives" (or in the States:
Republicans) are up to.