I usually stick to the safer things like LJ and certain email groups instead of reading the news because it just wouldn't be a good idea to get me all pissed off and then send me to work.
But there are only 4 new entries in my friends list, all from the same person, one which almost sent me on a defensive emailing campaign before I decided that, no, that's a fight I don't want to get into as that's a relationship breaking sort of fight. Idealogically or personally, getting into conversations about what I am or am not allowed to say or allow to be seen... it just doesn't work out well.
SO... now I've half an hour to waste and nothing computery to read. I dunno if I dare the news. I start to have very ... Trotsky-like thoughts after a news paper reading and I don't think that's very conducive to the cashier in a consumer friendly environment thing I'm about to do.