Archive for July 3rd, 2007

03
Jul
07

The Goremobile!

Soon we will all be riding these things, if Al Gore has his way.   

I don’t like this new corn-based fuel.  Clogs my engine.

On a related note, tailgating is expected to be a thing of the past.

 

03
Jul
07

Sun hog!

Stop hogging me, jackass!First, a glimmer of hope for those of us who have taken the time to learn about the myth of global warming and actually think about it as opposed to feel and fear it.

A poll in the UK found 56 percent of people think global warming is overhyped and an attempted money grab.  Oddly enough, the survey found that the remaining 44 percent were wrong.

Just when is seems sanity is making its way into the debate, those dependent upon the myth being perpetuated come out with another study of how humans are ruining the earth.  But this time it’s just simply stupid. 

The following headline says it all.

Human greed takes lion’s share of solar energy

That’s right, we’re hogging the sun!  Jerks!

How are we hogging the sun?  Seems we eat too many plants compared to the rest of the species on earth.  Really, we couldn’t make this up.

This showed humans used 24 per cent of the energy that was captured by plants. More than half of this was due to the harvesting of crops or other plants.

The human use of the natural resource varied across the globe, ranging from 11 per cent in Oceania and Australia, to 63 per cent in southern Asia.

An agriculture professor at the University of Melbourne, Snow Barlow, said the paper showed humans were taking up too much of an important natural resource.

“Here we are, just one species on the earth, and we’re grabbing a quarter of the renewable resources … we’re probably being a bit greedy.”

The jokes write themselves, but what’s dangerous is Al Gore will soon pick this up, make a horrible PowerPoint presentation about it, and every school kid in Canada will stop eating salads.   Not really, they don’t go for salads in Canada.  They eat moose and hockey.

03
Jul
07

Jesse Jackson Jr., STFU

jjj.jpgIgnorantly firing off at the mouth must run in the family. So it is with Jesse Jackson the Junior and his mind-boggling interpretation of the constitution. Imparting his jurisprudential wisdom on the ignorant masses of the mid-west who vote him into office year after, he apparently thinks that ingrained constitutional executive authorities are, in fact, unconstitutional. See, according to Triple J, the President does not have the power to commute Scooter Libby’s sentence.

“Since the president has intervened in this process, it is now the Congress’ obligation and responsibility to intervene in the executive process and begin an inquiry into these very serious crimes against the constitution of the United States,” said Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago).

Jackson says this time the president went too far. After word that Bush commuted Libby’s sentence Jackson plans to call on House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings.

No need to go into the long historical validity of the near absolute power of the President to pardon and commute sentences, let’s just go back to the last President.

Of course, that President was impeached.

From funding non-existant airports to complete ignorance of the Constitution, maybe Triple J is either confused or just stupid. Either way, STFU.

03
Jul
07

The Fairness Doctrine

Do you like free speech? Do you like the free market? Doesn’t seem like Senator John Kerry does.

The Heritage Foundation understands:

As does Americans for Tax Reform: Fairness Doctrine: Anything but Fair

03
Jul
07

The race to be the most outraged.

WTF?  I’m the one that did it.Scooter Libby is a free man, though still a convicted felon.  President Bush, in a rare moment of doing the right thing, has granted Scooter clemency.  So, while he’ll no long face prison time (the ridiculous 30 months he was facing), he is still a convicted felon. 

Bush is either respecting the wishes of Libby, who is determined to clear his good name, or is trying to play both sides against the middle, and failing miserably.

Libby will continues his appeal of his conviction, still be on probation for 2 years and have to pony up his $250,000 fine, so he is not without punishment.

This hasn’t stopped the Left from going completely insane over this in a bit of acting that makes Hillary’s song contest video seem as though it’s filled with Oscar worthy performances.

Barack Obama came out first with:

“This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. This is exactly the kind of politics we must change so we can begin restoring the American people’s faith in a government that puts the country’s progress ahead of the bitter partisanship of recent years.”

At first, we thought this statement was about Sandy Berger, who actually STOLE top secret national security documents and destroyed them to cover up, well, we’ll never know what.  But he was actually talking about Scooter Libby.  Someone needs to let Barack know that Scooter wasn’t the one who leaked anyone’s name first, that was Richard Armitage, who escaped any charges, meaning there was no crime AT ALL.  For someone who wants things “more hope-yier” and less partisan, he sure loves to milk the partisan cow for all it’s worth.

Then, after having enough time to study what Obama said to see how tough she had to be, along came Hillary:

“This commutation sends the clear signal that in this administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.”

That statement was said without a hint of the irony over the pardon she and her husband sold Mark Rich, a man who fled the country before ever going on trial.  In fact, just for fun, here is a list of all the pardons Clinton issued before he snuck out of town.

The also-ran Democrats also issued angry statements in an attempt to matter, but they don’t.  If you really want to read all the statements everyone released yesterday, they can be found here.  But nobody really gives a damn what John Edwards thinks.

This grant of clemency has sparked outrage on the web, too.  Not that you need much to spark outrage on the web, the nutroot “progressives” (regressive) are so full of hate that they make Mao and Stalin look like Muppets.  (Considering their politics are the same…)

Here are some of the lovely comments left by the “party of tolerance.”

Crowhaul (See profile | I’m a fan of Crowhaul)
I hate Bush. About as much as I can hate anyone… How the f*ck did America vote this guy into office TWICE?
Log in | posted 11:40 pm on 07/02/2007
RDixon (See profile | I’m a fan of RDixon)
America DIDN’T vote this fool into office.
DieBold did.
Log in | Parent | posted 12:01 am on 07/03/2007

Quaoar (See profile | I’m a fan of Quaoar)
If “Scooter” was Black or Mentally Retarded or even a poor White man he’d be facing a date with Ol’ Sparky, no question about it, as would his accomplices.
Log in | posted 11:57 pm on 07/02/2007

freespeach (See profile | I’m a fan of freespeach )
Arrogance.

He spends the day with Putin the murdering thug and his father (worse than Putin) at the family castle in Maine pissing around like the rich fascist they are.

Then in the midst of the overblown terrorist stuff in the UK, and just before July 4 when people are busy with their own family stuff…we get it…THE PARDON.

But of course in this brave new America we can’t even call it a damn pardon….it’s a “commute”. Orwellian language on display in some surreal 1984 early days trip.

Can we turn every July 4th event everywhere into a peaceful political action?
Can we print up short summary’s of the Bush crimes and this Libby pardon and hand them out to strangers?
Can we make up a small sign or T-shirt stating that Bush is a….?
Can we ask those same strangers to join in on some spur of the moment songs, chants and stand, sit or march together?
Can we trust ourselves not to be afraid or offended if some of those strangers tell us to piss off?
Independence day would be the perfect time for action. Would it succeed or fail?
None of us can say, but each of us on an individual level will most certainly succeed or fail, by acting or not acting.

Get drunk on fine scotch and vodka, do more lines, more bong hits, more pharmaceuticals, more beer and kill the pain……or for one time make a serious effort and get out there on July 4th.
Don’t count on your neighbors, or “leaders”. Be a leader, go out and rally a dozen people and find out how many others from the silent majority are with you. Win loose or draw, you will feel better.

If Pelosi isn’t willing to lead on impeachment she should resign tomorrow.

If we as a nation allow this to pass we have all failed and we don’t deserve our democracy. Perhaps today our democracy is no more than a slogan or a myth. It is dead.
Can we bring it back to life?
Log in | posted 1:09 am on 07/03/2007

project (See profile | I’m a fan of project)
I am so sick of these republican scum in our country I think it’s time for a revolution.
Log in | posted 8:54 pm on 07/02/2007

batguano (See profile | I’m a fan of batguano)
Tough Hombre? I’d say a despicable swine who has done our nation and the world irreparable harm and should dance at the end of a rope! This latest outrage shows convincingly how both he and the rest of those guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors around him have ZERO respect for our Constitution and rule of law. Time for the Dems and all Americans of good concience who still believe in justice to grow a pair an stand up to this gang of fascist scum….to fight them with all the vigor that they possess…….to live up to their oaths of office at least and fight this bush&Co fascist cabal!
Log in | posted 9:07 pm on 07/02/2007

wheaties (See profile | I’m a fan of wheaties)
No….Clinton just benefited from Rich’s money! Nice try Paul. The DLC and cronies like you are not quite as disgusting as Bush and his pigs!
Log in | posted 10:29 pm on 07/02/2007

That’s just a taste of what Huffingtonpost has on their site.  And that’s without going into what Kos, Democratic Underground or any of the other whack-job sites out there.

We’re happy Libby won’t be going to jail for what amounts to a memory lapse.  It’s not like he took his memories, stuffed them in his socks, then burned them when he got home.




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