Wednesday, March 21, 2007

We need a HERO!

(sung to the tune of "We Need a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler)

Where have all the enviro's gone
And why do they not toil?
Where's our energy Savior
To stop our need for oil.

Isn't there some way to stop
this climate change we're in.
Late at night I toss and turn
and dream of his double chin.

(below is the chorus)
We need Al Gore.
We're holding out for Al to stop the heat.
He's carbon neutral
Even in his jets
He just pays for what ne needs.
We need Al Gore.
We're holding out for Al to save us all.
He knows whats right
He's made it his fight
He won't let us drop the ball.

Somewhere in Tennessee
Al's in his fantasy
Somewhere in the ice cores
The fever's coming for me.

Racing in the thunderstorms and rising with the heat
It's gonna take the a special man to stop the rising tide.


When I'm trying to heat my house.
Or when I'm driving my SUV.
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Watching me.
Through the storms and the heat and the snow
And through the driving rain.
I can feel his approach
Just like a rushing train.


Friday, March 16, 2007

Secretary of Poor

In the latest message to the Edwards faithful, Presidential hopeful John Edwards addressed what he hopes will be a transformational change for the United States.
Global poverty is not only a moral issue for the United States—it is a national security issue for the United States. If we solve it, we begin to create a world in which the ideologies of radical terrorism are overwhelmed by the values of education, democracy, and opportunity. Now that's transformational.

The hell with the U.S.'s poor, Edwards is setting his sights on reforming the world. So how does he want accomplish this?
  • We will launch a worldwide effort to bring primary education to every corner of the globe.
We can't adequately educated our own citizens, yet we want to educate the globe? Actually, now that I think about it, this isn't all that bad of an idea. If we can bring everybody else down to our level of education, our piss-poor public school system won't seem quite so bad.
  • We will invest in preventive health care through clean water and sanitation systems to give poor families a chance at healthy lives.
So giving people a sink and toilet will make them healthy? I know, there are many people throughout the world that don't have adequate sanitary infrastructures, but we're supposed to be the plumbers of the world.
  • We will provide the tools of local entrepreneurship and active citizenry that are the cornerstones of stable prosperity.
And just what the hell does this mean? We'll help them start their own businesses? We're going to jumpstart the economy of all Third World countries? While at the same time reducing our own 'carbon emissions'?
  • And we will create a cabinet level position in the White House to elevate all our national efforts at eradicating poverty worldwide.
And we're going to have Secretary of the Poor. So this will be the person responsible for taking our failed educational policies and inflicting them on their world.

Can anybody say socialism?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Who needs baseball cards, trade flatulence cards!

Just when I think the global warming idiocy has reached it's peak, the alarmists prove yet again that I just don't give them enough credit (or perhaps too much?).

An Australian-based company, Easy Being Green, will sell you carbon offsets for your pets, your vehicles, and yes, even your own personal, uh, emissions. The money quote:

Company spokesperson Murray Hogarth concedes that the "flatulence cards" fall on the "gimmicky" side of the company's otherwise serious product line, which is designed to help consumers and small businesses address greenhouse gas emissions.

To help everyone become carbon neutral in their personal lives, Easy Being Green offers monthly packages that range from $23.31/month to a whopping $646.04/month.

So go ahead, eat all the beans you want, knowing that your, uh, emissions are taken care of.

Al Gore would be proud.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Tenured Kent State professor - AQ sympathizer?

Mike Adams, criminology professor at University of North Caroline - Wilmington, posted an article on Townhall on 2/28/07, detailing a website run by Kent State professor Julio Pino. As Mike said in his article:

Yesterday afternoon, I logged on to the "Global War" blog ( of Associate Professor Julio Pino – a Muslim convert who teaches at Kent State University. The heading for the site used to read "The Worldwide Web of Jihad: Daily News from the Most Dangerous Muslim in America." Now it reads "Are You Prepared for Jihad?" IN THE NAME OF OBL. 2007: THE YEAR OF ISLAMIC VICTORY!"

This site has now been taken down, but replaced with one by Matthew Hundall, a senior political science major at Kent who calls Pino
"a very open minded person who sees the realities of the world for what they are, and he speaks on what he sees."

Kent State, of course, is attempting to wash it's hands of the whole affair. The Dept. of History chair, John R. Jameson, has refused to return Mike Adam's phone calls. Pino has refused to appear on Fox News to discuss the matter, and refuses to answer Mike Adams' phone calls.

I challenge both Pino and Hundall to renounce violent jihad and Osama bin Laden.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Those Damn Martians!

As if it wasn't bad enough that we're are raping our planet, now the Martians are doing the same thing.
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human- induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


The cure for terrorism.

U.N. World Food Program chief blast Al Gore/Global Warming

With all the hype about global warming, politicians, actors, and other important people are stepping up to the plate and urging everybody to do something for the children. But the outgoing UN food czar reminds us that the children have been forgotten in all the hype.

Last week, outgoing United Nations World Food Program chief James Morris reminded us that 18,000 children die every day from hunger and malnutrition. Morris called the situation “a terrible indictment of the world in 2007.”

18,000 children die EVERY DAY because of hunger, yet Gore and others are worried about global warming.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Rudy Giuliani leading in WaPo/ABC poll

In the latest WaPo/ABC poll, Rudy Giuliani has widened his lead over the closest Republican candidate for President. An excerpt:

  • 63% of Republicans say that Mayor Giuliani "Is the strongest leader"
  • 65% say he "Is the most inspiring"
  • 51% say he "Best understands the problems of people like you"
  • And interestingly, 55% of Republicans say that Rudy Giuliani "Has the best chance of getting elected in November of 2008."

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Liberals say the DARNDEST Things

Those funny little liberals. Just when you think you've heard it all, some crazy moonbat comes up with yet another wacky little saying. The latest?

So they're calling for a military junta to take over the country, and calling Pres. Bush a prostitute. Aren't liberals fun?

Democratic Candidates Want to Pull Out Now (Surprise!)

In a move that will surprise, well, no one, the (so-far) 8 Presidential candidates all want us out of Iraq, either by a phased redeployment (to Okinawa?) or an immediate withdrawal. The current crop of 9 Republican candidates are pretty well split on "ceding responsibility to Iraq's", phased redeployment, or maintaining troop levels. The NY Times gives us a good roundup of each candidates position. (Finally, something useful from the Grey Lady)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sen. Leiberman stands strong on Iraq war

Sean Hannity had Sen. Joe Leiberman of Connecticut on his afternoon radio show today. Unfortunately I don't have any audio of it (I was driving home from work at the time), but Sen. Leiberman had some interesting things to say about the war in Iraq, support for the troops, and his thoughts on entering the war. Among them:
  • The U.S. was not the only country which believed that Saddam Hussein had WMD's, every other country was told the same thing by their intelligence agencies.
  • WMD's were not the only reason given for invading Iraq: Hussein was a dictator, he committed atrocities against his own people, he invaded soveriegn countries, etc.
  • Whether you agree with the invasion or not, the only responsible course is to continue the support for the war. The 'thousand cuts' that Rep. Murtha is attempting, the non-binding resolutions, the threat of de-funding the war all send the message to the troops that we're not supporting them as fully as we should.
  • He wouldn't be against voting for (and supporting) a Republican candidate for president in '08.

The above are not accurate quotes, but they are essentially his statements. He's said all of these things before, but it's nice to hear that not all the Democrats are against the war. He specifically mentioned famous Democrats in the past, like Scoop Jackson, FDR, JFK, etc.

The one thing that Sean did not ask him was whether he would consider switching parties; Sean spent too much time (in my opinion) asking the Senator to support a candidate now. Interesting interview, anyway.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Too Western!

This, courtesy of Michelle.

A father killed his wife and four daughters in their sleep because he could not bear them adopting a more westernised lifestyle, an inquest heard yesterday.

Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer, and that she and her sisters were likely to reject the Muslim tradition of arranged marriages.

On Hallowe'en last year he sprayed petrol throughout their terraced home in Accrington, Lancs, and set it alight.

Words just don't describe how sickening this is. To think that this idiot thought that killing his family was justified. Yet another example of the disgusting hold the "Religion of Peace" has on it's followers.

How the HELL did he do this?

Ignore the Japanese, but could someone please explain to me how this guy stuck his hand THROUGH the fish tank?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Shamelessly stolen from GOC.

Just In Case

In case you weren't sure about how best to support the troops... words of wisdom from one who was there.

Congressman Murtha, are you listening?

Something To Look Forward To

To avert soaring cases of close proximity and vice here, the Terengganu Government has initiated an ingenious plan where “Mat Skoding” or spies will be recruited to tip-off the state religious department of immoral activities.
So says
Malaysia's State Islam Hadhari and Welfare Committee chairman Datuk Rosol Wahid in, an on-line newspaper from Malaysia. In order to halt the spread of unmarried sex, spies recruited by the Islamic government would be on the lookout for unmarried couples behaving suspiciously.

Yes, by all means, let Sharia law be implemented here. Then you too can earn extra money by tattling on your neighbor.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Poor Little Amanda

Poor little Amanda... fired, er, I mean resigned from John Edwards campaign, is now whining about her site getting hit by 'spammers'. She posted a little diatribe on her website complaining about Catholics yelling at her. She happened to bring up the parable from the New Testament where Jesus is asked to stone an adulteress, and he says that "He who is without sin cast the first stone." I guess because of that a Christian isn't allowed to complain about somebody else. Here's part of her words of wisdom.

Granted, I don't think criticizing the church for policies that hurt families and even get people killed is a "sin", but my letter writers do. But I thought I'd bring up this story for two reasons. One, I've always been impressed by the subtext of the story. I suspect, strongly, that this story is part of the reason that Christianity was so attractive to women in its early days, because this sort of random misogynist scapegoating is all too real in a patriarchy, and this story must have touched a lot of women at the time, who would be impressed with Jesus' unwillingness to play into such misogyny. In fact, from everything I understand, much of the history of Christian misogyny is one 2,000 year long backlash against early female power in the church.

Oh yeah... the link above that she references? It's referring to Iran.

Update: After complaints, I decided to remove the name-calling, it doesn't accomplish anything. I still feel my original point is valid.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Sign of Things to Come

The furor over the Marcotte/McEwan blogging history is not dying down, and my guess is that it'll become more of an issue in the future. In fact, I'd say that by taking the actions he has, John Edwards is attempting to position himself as the Ned Lamont of the 2008 presidential race. I would bet he looked at the nutroot support given to Lamont with drool running down his chin, and saw his continued support of Marcotte/McEwan as the lynchpin in securing his own support.

Interesting times indeed.

John Edwards speaks

Addressing the recent controversy regarding Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, John Edwards just issued a statement that basically says he doesn't want their type of vitriole associated with his campaign. He also said, however, that he believes "in giving everyone a fair shake". So apparently he gave them a good talking to, but will continue to keep them on his staff. This is probably the most politically expedient solution; try to appease the more moderate lefts, but keep the nutroots off his back by not getting rid of Marcotte and McEwan.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

How Bizarre!

Reading a story on, I came across this:

Uh, is that really a Mohammed-bomb I see?

Snicker. So what happened? Aljazeera apparently linked a pic back to Snapped Shot, so they changed their pic to show a Mohammad-bomb figure... I wonder how long that'll be up? And how much outrage it'll generate? :-)