Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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
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
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 will invest in preventive health care through clean water and sanitation systems to give poor families a chance at healthy lives.
- We will provide the tools of local entrepreneurship and active citizenry that are the cornerstones of stable prosperity.
- And we will create a cabinet level position in the White House to elevate all our national efforts at eradicating poverty worldwide.
Can anybody say socialism?
Thursday, March 08, 2007
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
Yesterday afternoon, I logged on to the "Global War" blog (global-war.bloghi.com) 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
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
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
- 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
- Would be nice if the generals would do what they swore to, that is protect the constitution and arrest Bush, Cheney, Rummy, and Rice then hold a little military tribunal, find them guilty and hang them for treason, and crimes against humainity. Appoint Pelosi president until the 08 elections. Show the world that America still has values that don’t include war, taking bribes, and sexually deviant GOP scum.
Comment by PrisonerInAmerika — February 24, 2007 @ 10:54 pm
- Nah! We were all wrong..I knew a girl once that use to peddle her ass all over town. Only diffrence from her and him is he’s to chicken to hit the street’s….Blessings
Comment by Sharon — February 24, 2007 @ 10:33 pm
- At no time in our history has the military considered doing a coup, but Bush is forcing members of the Pentagon brass to consider doing it.
Comment by Jay Randal — February 25, 2007 @2:05 am
- a general sits in a bunker and pushes buttons. They don't lead the charge against the machine gun nest, that's what cannon fodder is supposed to do.Resign? Why? A Pentagon general would have no problem issuing the orders which would result in the deaths of thousands and millions of human beings. They have no heart. They are, like Charles Manson, programmed to kill by issuing orders to tell their brainwashed troops to kill. Come to think of it, Charles Manson would fit right in with that miserable group of devil worshipers in the Pentagon.
So they're calling for a military junta to take over the country, and calling Pres. Bush a prostitute. Aren't liberals fun?
Thursday, February 22, 2007
- 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
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.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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 thestar.com, 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
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
Interesting times indeed.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
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? :-)