It is what it is. (I despise that pithy phrase!) Unfortunately, it’s pithily true. Rants Unto The Ether and its companion blog, Extrapolated Conscience, are a place to let out some outrage. Kind of like when you’re out with a friend and the dialog inevitably turns to some problem both of you are aware of, and all either of you can do is complain. So you, kind reader, are my adopted friend. Thanks for being here. By the way, it’s your turn to buy the next round.