Monday, May 30, 2011

Toxic Hypocrisy



Here's another great example of a Tea Party politician who's
ready to slash funding for the EPA and then whines because
they won't come investigate what might be causing cancer clusters
in the area he represents.

I think sometimes people don't understand that government
often gets bigger because threats to our safety do too.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/27/barletta-epa/

Friday, May 27, 2011

Poor Choice of Words


Conan O'Brien: when friends called Pastor Harold Camping to console him about last Saturday's non-event they unfortunately said "C'mon buddy, it's not the end of the world."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bad Karma



Hey, Paul- you can explain over and over and over and over and
over and over and over and over again until doomsday...the
public willl never like it. Period.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/paul-ryan-gets-a-taste-of-his-own-shameless-demagoguery/2011/05/25/AGeROUBH_story.html

Monday, May 23, 2011

An Inconvenient Truth (about Republicans)



You know, it's one thing to sincerely deny mankind's production
of greenhouse gases has affected the climate.

And it's quite another to sincerely BELIEVE we've altered the climate but then keep your mouth shut because you're trying to get elected
president.

That's the definition of sleazy.

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/05/23/23greenwire-gop-presidential-candidates-may-be-weighed-down-7438.html

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Darkness and Denial



The Catholic Church has just released a laughable new report on
why they believe so many priests have abused children over the
years.

My particular favorite part is where they claim it wasn't
really pedophilia if the kid was over ten years old...

Almost makes me wish the world had ended today. It would be nice
to see some of these monsters and their protectors taking a swim
in hot lava.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Money Well Spent



http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/05/20/general-motors-gunning-for-growth.aspx

Anybody out there who still wishes the government hadn't stepped in
to save GM?

People seem to love the Volt. I'd really like to test drive one.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/opinion/20krugman.html?hp

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wye Oak



I'm currently obsessed with the newest Wye Oak cd "Civilian".
Thanks to Snave for bringing this amazingly talented duo to
my attention.

They sound a bit like Beach House but there are a few more
rough edges and surprises here and there. Truly one of the
most original cds I've heard in a long time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v_oRdoKnqY&feature=related

These Are Not Abe's Republicans



There's are several reasons the list of potential 2012
Republican candidates seems to grow smaller every day.

I think the main one is these people know that in order
to win the nomination they're going to have to toe the
line and say what pleases the extremists in their party.

And then they're going to have to turn around and
say those same things to all the rest of us.

This is what Newt Gingrich has been going through the
past few days. It ain't pretty.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lincoln-would-weep-at-the-gops-2012-field/2011/05/15/AFU48Q4G_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

One of the Greats



I liked this quote about baseball great Harmon Killebrew (who
just passed away):

Orioles manager Paul Richards once famously said, “Killebrew could hit the ball out of any park, including Yellowstone.”

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What is Wrong With Us?



Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem strange we can't
all agree this would be a good time to get rid of any tax
subsidies we're giving Big Oil?

Normally I don't dwell much on symbolism but this is really
ridiculous. They're making huge profits. Our country is
going broke. It's a very simple math problem.

I know it's not going to make all that much of a difference
as far as the deficit goes. But the bottom line is, if we
can't find the backbone to stand up to them right now at this
moment in time, what does it say about this country and the citizens who live here?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Debasing Yourself For the Base



Isn't it funny how radically conservative some folks become
when they decide to take their shot at winning the biggest
prize in American politics?

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/republican_party/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/05/13/signs_republican_candidate

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

He Wants Your Vote, She Wants Your Blood



Newt Gingrich scares me.

But not nearly as much as his apparently undead wife. She
looks like she should be the hostess of a midnight monster
movie marathon on your local t.v. channel.

Hey, I live in Seattle. White people here are pale because we don't get enough sun between November and
April. But I've never seen anybody so pale they SHINE.

For God's sake, don't look directly at her eyes!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Top-Down Disaster



Who's that clucking their tongues and pointing their fingers
at us ordinary folks?

Oh, just the people who dug most of the hole.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/opinion/09krugman.html?_r=1&hp

Friday, May 6, 2011

Maybe Iowa is the Problem



I wanted to stretch out a bit and formulate a decent reply
to Free's assertion that Ron Paul and Donald Trump have a
good shot to beat President Obama in 2012.

Let's start with Trump. I'm gonna predict right here and right
now his campaign will end before it begins. I can tell just by
looking at him lately that this whole presidential aspirations
thing just isn't his idea of fun anymore. He can't pound the
birther issue now and since Bin Laden died he can't really call
Obama a wimp. On the last episode of Celebrity Apprentice he'll
probably tell us he's decided not to run for president and
all the reasons why that proves he's the smartest guy in the world.

Plus he seems to be really thin-skinned. He can hardly get
through an interview with even a mild-mannered reporter
without steam starting to come out his ears. He'd probably
try to head butt another candidate in a debate.

I actually kind of like Ron Paul. He's smart, well-spoken and thoughtful. And he's a consistent libertarian...which is why he'll never be the GOP presidential candidate.

People might deny it but the Republicans in Iowa and South
Carolina are not going to vote for a candidate who wants
to legalize drugs or bring the troops home right away from
Afghanistan and Iraq.

And I'm sure there are a lot of power brokers in the Republican Party who will put all kinds of obstacles in Paul's way.
He's a bit too much of a free thinker for their tastes.

Plus you have to consider image. There are a lot of folks
out there who don't pay attention to this stuff until the
last minute and I'm not sure they're going to support the
one candidate out there who actually looks older than John
McCain.