CNN: A ban on the sale of some Apple products – including iPhones and iPads – will not go into effect after President Barack Obama’s administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.
Ambassador Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, overturned a June decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission – which, according to its website, is an “independent, quasijudicial federal agency” that investigates trade issues – that certain Apple products designed for the AT&T network could not be imported to or sold in the United States.
So if anybody follows tech news, you might remember that the ITC blocked the sales of specific Apple devices in the US for patent infringement. The issue stems from the legal battles between Samsung and Apple. Now we all know how much I hate Apple and how Apple is an evil company that “donates” a fortune to politicians that play ball with the idea that Apple hides billions in offshore accounts (thus allowing it to pay less taxes than Mitt Romney). We also all know about how I can’t stand “liberals”, which I put in quotes because the modern American definition of “liberal” doesn’t at all resemble the definition that the Founding Fathers would have used. We all know how, really more than anything, it’s the idea that somebody else knows what’s best for ME that pisses me off about “liberalism”.
We are also all aware of my stereotype that liberals are Apple users whenever they can afford to be, and sometimes even when they can’t. In my mind, ALL Apple users, specifically Mac users, are either liberals or technologically naive. When I think Apple, I think Justin Long, hipsters, scarves, Starbucks mocha soy latte, Instagram photo filters, and a mental capacity too low to process the idea of “individualism” despite hipsters’ belief that what they are doing is in fact original.
And we all know that Obama is an Apple user.
So now that the ITC, which is supposed to be an “independent” agency, makes a decision to block specific Apple products due to intellectual property violations, oBAma goes ahead and overrules the ITC. I already had a bad taste in my mouth, and now basically he just threw a bunch of capers, chick peas, and olives in there (all foods that I fucking HATE).