Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More on Climate Change

From Michael R. Fox, PhDcomes this reminder of what is really at the heart of the matter:
This isn’t science and it never was. It is naked power politics and very destructive and dangerous in the potential impact on the U.S. energy systems. To the extent that CO2 is the source of nearly all life on Earth, the control of CO2 would be a national nightmare. In the words of Richard Lindzen, the regulatory control of all life would be a bureaucrat’s dream. All of this needs to be understood and avoided.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Read the Blogroll

You know, the list of blogs on the right side of the page isn't there for my amusement. Sure, there are some that don't post anymore, or the blogs are gone. But most are really good. Check out Ace of Spades:
Of course, under current doctrine, black and other politically favored "minority" students aren't there for their own benefit; they're there so their minority magic can rub off on the other students. (Seriously. Ask Sandra Day O'Connor.) So if a couple of hundred kids in over their heads yearly fail out and screw up their lives, what's that compared to everyone else getting their required daily dose of diversity?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dispatches From the Religion of Peace Through History

Islam is a revolutionary ideology and program which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets and ideals. Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the Earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam, regardless of the country or the Nation which rules it
Syed Abul Ala Maududi - Lahore, Pakistan, 1939
One of the primary responsibilities of the Muslim ruler is to spread Islam throughout the world. If a country doesn’t allow the propagation of Islam to its inhabitants in a suitable manner or creates hindrances to this, then the Muslim ruler would be justified in waging jihad against this country.”
Mufti Ebrahim Desai - South Africa
We fight today in Iraq, tomorrow in the land of the Holy Places, and after there in the West.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - Iraq
Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them.
Ahmad Abu Halabiya - Gaza, 2000
Parity will require killing four million Americans. America can be kept at bay by blood alone. We have the right to kill four million Americans — two million of them children — and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands.
Suleiman Abu Gheith - June 2002

Nooooo, there's no media bias:
Opening Monday's Nightline, ABC's Terry Moran derided Karl Rove's brand of politics as a mixture of "divisiveness, anger" as well as "ruthlessness"
Okay, okay, just because ABC doesn't like Karl Rove doesn't make them a Democratic shill, does it? No, but this does:
At the close of the segment, he wondered if the country has "had enough of [Rove's] bitterly polarizing politics? Or will the era of Karl Rove continue?" During the "had enough" portion of the sentence, video of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton accompanied the audio; when Moran asked if the Karl Rove era will continue, President Bush could be seen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Clinton Legacy

From Overheard in New York:
Hot girl #1: Oh my god! He spent the night last night?! Did you have sex?!
Hot girl #2: No, no sex.
Hot girl #1: Well, did you touch his penis?
Hot girl #2: Well, yeah... With my mouth.
Thank you for that perspective, Bubba Bill.

Eight random facts

1. Lived in Russia for a few months, never saw a crocodile there that wasn't a belt or purse.
2. I can smell asparagus pee, not everyone in my family can , not sure if those who can or those who can't are luckier
3. Certain BBQ sauces give me the runs, not sure which ones, doesn't stop me from eating BBQ rib or chicken or anything else you BBQ
4. I'm a Phillies fan, and they lost their 10,000 game recently
5. After biking over 190+ miles, your nifkin gets chafed
6. I never voted for a winning presidential candidate, so if you want to know who is going to lose ask me who I'm voting for (of course since I tend to throw my vote away on third party candidates that's not very Nostradamus of me)
7. When I say I'm thinking of nothing, I'm usually lying.
8. I own really embarrassing hair metal band CD's such as Cinderella, Poison....

Friday, August 10, 2007

I have so many questions about this story.
* Why would anyone want to have a crocodile as a pet?
* How would someone in Moscow obtain said crocodile?
* Is the window left open or does the crocodile break the glass?
* Since the previous two escape attempts didn't work, did the crocodile think the third time would be the charm?
* He fell twelve stories and his only injury was a lost tooth???
* The authorities gave the crocodile back to the owner?
* Don't they have animal cruelty laws in Russia?
* What do you feed a pet crocodile anyway?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

My friend Tanja tagged me with the following meme:

  • Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • Those who are tagged should post these rules and their eight random facts.
  • Players should tag eight other people and notify them they have been tagged.


    1. When my late wife Suzy asked me what I was thinking about, I often answered, "nothing." She never really believed that, but it was the truth.
    2. I feel very guilty that I wasn't with Suzy when she died. She was in a coma, and the doctors said it might take three weeks for her to go. So I went home to get some sleep, and she died that night. It still haunts me that she might have woken up and died alone and scared.
    3. While riding my Harley, I occasionally listen to ABBA and Neil Diamond on my iPod.
    4. I lit my shirt on fire learning to weld in college.
    5. When I was 18, I ran in the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. 60,000 people watched my throw up afterwards.
    6. I once jumped off a fishing pier with my surfboard because the waves were too big to paddle out. I caught one ride, and it was so fast and scary I went back to the beach and waited for it to calm down before going out again.
    7. I love corn on the cob. Sometimes, I eat so much it gives me the runs. But I don't care.
    8. Sometimes, on a long run, I fantasize about running for days until I come to a new town, so I can start my whole life over with nothing but my running clothes. What would I do?

    I don't have 8 people to tag, but I can tag my co-bloggers Don and Laurel.
  • I was listening to Friday's Laura Ingraham radio program today on my iPod. Laura features a weekly "soundbite" contest in which listeners call in and vote for their favorite audio quip of the week. I had a good laugh at an out take from a live radio interview with OJ Simpson, in which a caller asked this:
    So, Juice? Which do you consider your greatest achievement? Rushing for over 2000 yards in one season? [long pause] Or slashing two throats in one night?
    OJ responded that he was "having trouble hearing" the caller. I imagine so.

    Wednesday, August 01, 2007

    Why people have sex

    It feels good.

    This is news? And they had to question 2000 people to come up with that revelation? There are way too many dollars available for "research" if this is what we are paying reserchers to discover.