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Apple and Political Satire software Application’s ……..

The Dog is a Mac user true and true….Have been over 15 years…..

So sometimes to it’s good to push the ‘brand’ and sometimes it good to put ‘other’ views out there….

This from the Washington Post.. on the Apple tendency to be bit close minded…..Comic Riffs

The saga of the Rejected Political-Cartoon App rears its head again. Only this time, the heat of a Pulitzer has helped stoke the fires of controversy.

On Monday, Comic Riffs spoke with political animator Mark Fiore…… about his iPhone app that he says Apple rejected back in December. That rejection might have been end-of-story. Except that coverage of his Pulitzer win cast a spotlight on the app rejection. And in a case of conspicuous timing, Apple suddenly has urged Fiore to resubmit his app, the cartoonist says.

Haven’t we been down this road before? And more important: Hasn’t Apple yet decided how to resolve the larger issue of political satire apps instead of suffering PR black-eyes with each skirmish?

Both questions, of course, are rhetorical.

As MAD artist Tom Richmond told Comic Riffs last November, his iPhone app “Bobblehead Rep” — a literal database of congressional representatives developed by entrepreneur/filmmaker Ray Griggs — was rejected by Apple. The reason? According to the official rejection letter, Richmond said, his app was turned down because “it ridicules public figures” and “is in violation of Section 3.3.14 from the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.”

On Monday, Fiore and I even discussed Richmond’s initially rejected app — as well as the initially rejected app of political-cartoon syndicator Daryl Cagle — after Fiore mentioned that he’d had an iPhone app (titled “NewsToons”) rejected.

The reason for the rejection? According to Fiore, citing Apple’s language: It “ridicules public figures.” (Yep. Deja-vu all over again.)

More……..

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April 17, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

Apple and Political Satire software Application's ……..

The Dog is a Mac user true and true….Have been over 15 years…..

So sometimes to it’s good to push the ‘brand’ and sometimes it good to put ‘other’ views out there….

This from the Washington Post.. on the Apple tendency to be bit close minded…..Comic Riffs

The saga of the Rejected Political-Cartoon App rears its head again. Only this time, the heat of a Pulitzer has helped stoke the fires of controversy.

On Monday, Comic Riffs spoke with political animator Mark Fiore…… about his iPhone app that he says Apple rejected back in December. That rejection might have been end-of-story. Except that coverage of his Pulitzer win cast a spotlight on the app rejection. And in a case of conspicuous timing, Apple suddenly has urged Fiore to resubmit his app, the cartoonist says.

Haven’t we been down this road before? And more important: Hasn’t Apple yet decided how to resolve the larger issue of political satire apps instead of suffering PR black-eyes with each skirmish?

Both questions, of course, are rhetorical.

As MAD artist Tom Richmond told Comic Riffs last November, his iPhone app “Bobblehead Rep” — a literal database of congressional representatives developed by entrepreneur/filmmaker Ray Griggs — was rejected by Apple. The reason? According to the official rejection letter, Richmond said, his app was turned down because “it ridicules public figures” and “is in violation of Section 3.3.14 from the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.”

On Monday, Fiore and I even discussed Richmond’s initially rejected app — as well as the initially rejected app of political-cartoon syndicator Daryl Cagle — after Fiore mentioned that he’d had an iPhone app (titled “NewsToons”) rejected.

The reason for the rejection? According to Fiore, citing Apple’s language: It “ridicules public figures.” (Yep. Deja-vu all over again.)

More……..

April 17, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

Jon Stewart on Everything that is wrong with America…in under four minutes……

Yesterday, the new Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure act went into effect—but not without controversy. And tonight on The Daily ShowJon Stewart brilliantly laid out both what’s wrong with American consumers and with credit card companies.

With his hilarious—and eerily accurate—rant, Stewart managed to do what many others have failed at: explaining how the country’s credit problem is exacerbated by the actions of those on both sides of the spectrum.

Stewart first explained that the problem with American consumers is that they not only desire a Champagne lifestyle on a Busch Light budget, but will take any opportunity to act on that appetite—even when painfully aware of the consequences of doing so. If you let them, they will spend, whether they have the money or not.

After his evisceration (sorry, had to) of consumers, Stewart took aim at the banks, hilariously describing the tricks they’ve used to historically bilk their customers out of as much extra money as possible, before even more hilariously highlighting some new tactics that were born from a theoretical leash imposed by the government with the newly-enforceable regulations on their business practices.

I’d say more, but the screen on my laptop is fading and I need to make sure I’m the first one to arrive at the Apple Store tomorrow to purchase a new one—just as long as my rate limit gets approved. Fingers crossed!

[The Daily Show]

The above from tv.Gawker.com……

The guy gets my vote everytime…..

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

Chaos Theory – GOP: What Part of Maybe Don’t You Understand?

From PoliticsDaily.…….

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, The Economy | , , | Leave a comment

Chaos Theory – GOP: What Part of Maybe Don't You Understand?

From PoliticsDaily.…….

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, The Economy | , , | Leave a comment

New York State Governor Paterson….

Sean Delonas Cartoon from the New York Post for Thursday February 11, 2010

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Political Satire | , | 2 Comments

Jon Stewart on Toyota’s trouble……

Jon Stewart jumps on the recall of Toyota’s….and the twists and turns of the story……

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire | , , , | Leave a comment

Jon Stewart on Toyota's trouble……

Jon Stewart jumps on the recall of Toyota’s….and the twists and turns of the story……

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire | , , , | Leave a comment

Jon Stewart….for your enjoyment…….

He disses Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck…..I love the guy……and his show.…….

January 15, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Women | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jon Stewart this week……we go to the video tape!

Here’s a collage of this weeks shows…..wasn’t that the PC guy  from the Apple ad campaigns?

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Politics | , , | Leave a comment