October 29, 2009
So to stop the Earth from burning up in a CO2 induced conflagration, I should
- Unbirth my children
- Eat my pets
- Stop taking hot showers
- Stop eating meat
- Replace my sub-compact with an even smaller piece of crap that costs more than twice as much as my current vehicle and is likely to need replacement before it passes the 100k mileage mark.
Is that about right? If I do all these things, Gaia will love me and showers blessings on me and mine?
Let's get one thing clear: Gaia is worth whatever I can extract from her wrinkled, rocky hide, and not one thing more.
October 26, 2009
October 21, 2009
So it's possible that this guy will get convicted, pay a $2000 fine and spend up to a year in jail. He might even have to register as a sex offender. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with this picture?
Seniors as a group are the best-off segment of American society. Multimillion-dollar bonuses to bungling bankers are more outrageous than a $250 check, but the total expense of the latter is greater, while in both cases, government is taxing the less-well-off, or borrowing from the young, to hand a giveaway to a politically connected lobbying block. Our new president must learn to pronounce the word "no," or liberalism will be discredited for a generation.
"I've been in the media for a long time, I signed up because I hate this right-wing, knuckle-dragging, imperialist system, and I would gladly sacrifice any number of my fellow Americans to advance my agenda - but this is a dumb war and a rash war," Keith Olbermann of MSNBC told The People's Cube outside a congressional office he visited to demand a government crackdown on dissidents. "Why must we in the field put our reputations on the line when this Congress has the power to simply confiscate Rupert Murdoch's assets and put Beck, Hannity, and Coulter in jail?" he demanded.
October 15, 2009
Friendship? Jesus, thats the minimum Id do for someone I barely knew in a situation like that. Hell, its the minimum Id do for someone whod taken some drugs on purpose in an attack of poor judgment. Its what any remotely decent, adequately socialized person would do. How on earth could you hire someone to whom this isnt just gobsmackingly obvious to write an advice column about friendship?
James Joyner, from whom I found this story, makes the following comment:
My grad school buddy Wayne, a retired Green Beret, says that men make what he terms Bozeman, Montana friends. We may move across the country and fail to keep in touch but, if we were to get a phone call in the middle of the night from one of them after not hearing from them for three years saying, Im in jail in Bozeman, Montana and need you to wire me $2000, our only question would be about how to get him the funds and wed be on the phone to Western Union two minutes later.
October 07, 2009
October 02, 2009
Update: Whoops. Forgot to link to Troglopundit as the instigator.
October 01, 2009
He has all the impact of dust landing on a down comforter.
Pawlenty strikes me as a decent guy and a reasonably conservative fellow. And I find the possibility of him beating Obama to be somewhat where in the neighborhood of zero. Okay, maybe next door to zero. Okay, in the same house AND sleeping in the same bed.
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