Thursday, November 04, 2010


Looking for an excuse

Today from the Christian Science Monitor:

Did Jon Stewart hurt the Democrats in Election 2010?

Comedians like Jon Stewart took aim at candidates like Christine O'Donnell in Election 2010, and sharp political satire may have led to cynicism, suppressing the youth vote, experts say.

That is right find an excuse.  It couldn't possibly be that the voters disagree with the Democrat agenda.  Or that people do not like the President, the Congress and the Senate all to be from the same party.  Nope there must be some other reason that people across the country voted out Democrats and voted in Republicans.


Monday, October 25, 2010


Let's be more like France

France: Strikes costing up to $557 million per day

The growing costs of French strikesPlay VideoReuters  – The growing costs of French strikes
Piles of garbage, in front of a clothes shop in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. France's massive strikes are costing the national eAP – Piles of garbage, in front of a clothes shop in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. France's …
PARIS – France's massive strikes are costing the national economy up to euro400 million ($557 million) each day, the French finance minister said Monday as workers continued to block trash incinerators to protest a plan to raise the retirement age to 62.
Rotting piles of garbage — now at nearly 9,000 tons — are becoming a health hazard in the Mediterranean city of Marseille, which has been hit hard on land and at sea. Striking dockers at France's largest port are intermittently blocking ships trying to unload fuel there.
Twelve striking refineries have been shut down for nearly two weeks, but the protest movement appeared to weaken Monday after workers at three refineries voted to end their walkout. The French oil refineries' body, UFIP, said all the country's oil depots had also been unblocked.
The oil worker's return to work is likely to ease the ongoing gasoline shortages, which on Monday still had about one in four gas stations in France shuttered.

Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that the left in this country said they wanted us to be more like France?  Well there is a big reason that we are not France and it is in the news now.  Why don't I hear any politicians saying we should have this going on here?  I guess that wasn't such a great idea after all.

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Monday, August 16, 2010


Wikileaks Founder needs to go

WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

Published August 16, 2010
Any U.S. and allied casualties that result from the publication of classified Afghan war documents would be an acceptable risk, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested Monday, saying "such information is also likely to save a great many lives." 
U.S. military officials have warned about the danger posed to Afghan informants and others since Assange released 76,000 once-secret war documents. The founder of the whistleblower website says he will publish the remaining 15,000 documents within a month despite more warnings from the U.S. government. 
This guy needs to catch an iridium pellet from a Soviet umbrella gun, if you know what I am saying.  I think you do.


Saturday, August 07, 2010


6 Americans on medical team killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan war: Deadly ambush of medical mission roils one of safest provinces

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the ambush of a medical mission that killed six Americans, one Briton, one German, and two Afghans. The attack highlights the difficulty of limiting the reach of insurgent activity in the Afghanistan war.
The six Americans, one Briton, one German, and three Afghans, were returning from a two-week mission providing eye treatment in Nuristan Province. All were found shot in Badakhshan Province except for one of the Afghans, who escaped.
It is time to shit or get off the pot in Afghanistan.  All of the money and lives that we have spent there trying to gain the hearts and minds of the people and this is what we get.  I say we either send Osama Bin Ladin a CNN reporter to tell him he won and we are giving up or we cut the binders off our military and send them in to fight a real war and we will worry about rebuilding the country when we are done.  Line up every single person in the country and ask them if they support the Taliban or if they want to send their daughters to school and have clean drinking water.  If they say Taliban then shoot them.  It may take 300,000 troops and a bunch of airplanes and bombs but this letting the locals fight our fight for us so we don't piss anybody off is just going to extend our misery and cost us more money and more US boys lives.
We whipped Germany and Japan at the same time within 4 years and now after 9 years we can't even hunt down and kill a rag tag group of people that most of the local population does not even like?  WTF?  We weren't worried about offending Buddhist sensibilities when we bombed Japan.  This whole politically correct half hearted war is not doing anybody any good.  The only thing these people understand is brute force and that is what we need to show them if we really intend to win this war.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Global Warming Alert

More proof that maybe we do not know as much as we thought and that we don't have as much control as we thought over the atmosphere.

Hundreds of dead penguins dot Brazil's beaches

SAO PAULO – Hundreds of penguins that apparently starved to death are washing up on the beaches of Brazil, worrying scientists who are still investigating what's causing them to die.
About 500 of the black-and-white birds have been found just in the last 10 days on Peruibe, Praia Grande and Itanhaem beaches in Sao Paulo state, said Thiago do Nascimento, a biologist at the Peruibe Aquarium.
Most were Magellan penguins migrating north from Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands in search of food in warmer waters.
Many are not finding it: Autopsies done on several birds revealed their stomachs were entirely empty — indicating they likely starved to death, Nascimento said.
Scientists are investigating whether strong currents and colder-than-normal waters have hurt populations of the species that make up the penguins' diet, or whether human activity may be playing a role.
"Overfishing may have made the fish and squid scarcer," Nascimento said.
Nascimento said it's common for penguins to swim north this time of year. Inevitably, some get lost along the way or die from hunger or exhaustion, and end up on the Brazilian coast far from home.
But not in such numbers — Nascimento said about 100 to 150 live penguins show up on the beach in an average year, and only 10 or so are dead.
"What worries us this year," he said, "is the absurdly high number of penguins that have appeared dead in a short period of time."
You read that correctly folks.  Colder than normal waters may have played a role in the Penguins starving to death.  So I guess the polar ice caps are not in danger of coming to a boil any time in the next 20 minutes so maybe we will survive as a species for a little while longer.
The headline here could have just as easily said, Hundreds of penguins wash up on shore, Scientists have no clue why.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Obama's selective modesty

I got this from Face Book, where a friend had "Liked" it.  Interesting stuff.

The Jerusalem Post

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