Saturday, May 31, 2008

Matt Simmons Discusses Peak Oil

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Second Coming Of Moses (John Hagee)

This video gives some great insight into Christian Fundamentalism.

Max Blumenthal takes us into the summit for Christians United For Israel. Tom Delay and Joe Lieberman are also at the convention. While there, they express their support for a wider Mideast War, in which Iran will be wiped off the face of the map.

In a series of interviews we learn that these people believe that the anti-Christ will bring peace. But peace is evil. The Christians on the other hand will bring a massive war, slaughter and Nuclear Armageddon.

The Loving God wants us to go to war and slaughter many millions of people. The Evil God wants peace.

It would seem to me, that forcing Armageddon would be a sin. But in the view of Pastor John (Moses) Hagee, there's nothing wrong with good god fearing Christians, forcing God's hand. It was my understanding, that the Anti-Christ was going to start the last war, but these folks insist that the armies of Jesus, would start the war by nuking other nations.

Clearly Jesus is the God of War. I guess he wants us to send the children of his enemies to hell.

h/t Crooks and Liars

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Michael Moore On Peak Oil

Bush Is Extremely Confused.

Check out this recent interview.

In it Bush is extremely confused and unable to provide answers that have anything to do with the questions put to him.

He seems to be confused about what Iran is. From this interview, it seems that he believes that Iran. Lebanon, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Syria are all the same entity.

He also says that we are going to bring Democracy to Lebanon. In Bush speak, that clearly means that we'll be bombing and invading Lebanon.

He also argued that Iran needs to be prevented from learning how to enrich uranium. Apparently, no one has told him that they have been enriching uranium and that they already know how to that. He either, forgot, doesn't know it, or doesn't know what it means. Whichever it is, his ignorance is frightening.

He also talks about the need to overthrow the democratically elected government of Hamas, with a Bush approved democratic government made up of people that he appoints.

then he talks some strange rubbish about beehives. That we have to kick open beehives. And if the bees come after us, then that proves that the bees intended to attack us all along.

I always referred to this as Bush's kick in the gnads theory. If you meet someone new,, then kick them where it hurts. If they still want to be your friend, then good. But if they try to kick you back, then you've identified someone who always wanted to kill you.

But Bush's own theory about beehives makes a lot of sense. You come up to a hive of bees, busy working, making honey, pollinating crops, and providing income for a beekeeper. To test if the bees are evil and want to swarm and sting you, you attack the hive. If the bees defend their hive, then you were righteous in attacking them first.

In Bush's world, anyone who will defend themselves, their home or their nation from attack is a terrorist.

Here's a YouTube Version with it's own interesting editing.

Keith Olberman on the Topic

Monday, May 19, 2008

George Bush Says We're Running Out Of Oil.

Bush to Arab nations: You're running out of oil

Published Date: 19 May 2008
PRESIDENT George Bush yesterday told leaders of the oil-rich states of the Middle East that they must face up to a future without their precious hydrocarbons.
In a stark warning, he said their supplies were running out and urged them to reform and diversify their economies. The outgoing United States president told the World Economic Forum, meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, that it was time to "prepare for the economic changes ahead".


And at the same time, he's urging the Saudis to increase production!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mr Rabbit

Just goofing around. I've been listening to Pete Seeger lately and this tune stuck in my head.

I dedicated this song to Edgar from Petropest Launchpad. He knows why, if you can't figure it out from the song. :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bush Gave Up Golf

Most of you have already heard that because the game of golf is disrespectful of the troops, Bush had to give it up.

I know it sounds stupid. It is a stupid reason. After all, he still rides his bicycle, takes vacations and laughs when he talks about dead marines. Aren't these things also disrespectful?

Let's clear the bullshit.

When Bush plays golf...,

1. The whole golf course must be shut down.
2. Anyone on the course, including wealthy CEOs have to be searched.
3. Employees and customers have to be removed from the course if their background checks don't turn out well.
4. This is disruptive for the business, and can ultimately cost them customers and money.
5. This is expensive for the taxpayers.
6. It would be easier for a sniper to assassinate Bush on a golf course, than most other places.

#6 is likely the real reason Bush doesn't play golf. He'd be in one small area too long. People would know he is there. And it would take a Green Zone kind of presence to watch the perimeter, and everyone coming and going.

So Bush, don't BS about troops. We know that it pleases you that they are dying for your legacy. You don't care about their feelings.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sloganeering Our Way To A Better America

H/T Crooks And Liars

Crooks and Liars has this story today about the Republican plan to better their image. Can you guess what their plan is? You're right!

1. Make shit up - Marketing
2. Avoid Responsibility - Blame the Democrats

C&L quotes the following from Roll Call

" After months working behind the scenes, House Republican leaders this week will finally start rolling out their rebranding effort aimed at rallying the party around a comprehensive policy and message agenda.

Titled “Reasons to Believe,” the plan is meant to provide House Republicans with a sales pitch to voters by focusing on four issue areas: the economy, energy, health care and security.

Leaders will present the package Wednesday at the weekly meeting of the Republican Conference.

Remember the big fucking lie they gave us last time? The Contract With America? Well this is a new and improved big fucking lie.

The Republican plan is to take a big steaming pile of shit, on a plate, then garnish it with some curly parsley, a high calorie Lieberman Potato, some John Boehner Sauce and tell us it's a Ribeye Steak!

Obviously, they've already fooled their target audience, the Republican Leaders that paid for this stupid farce. they'll probably fool the 28 percenters that blame Bill Clinton for everything that has happened the last eight years.

So let's guess what slogans they might be using.

* Tired of low gas prices, under Republican Leadership, they are New and Improved!

* Republicans are bringing Americans more leisure time, by killing jobs and shipping those nasty things overseas.

* Thanks to the Republican Party, now every can relive the Great Depression, just like Grandpa an Grandma did!

* In the Republican Party, "Freedom's Just Another Word, For Nothin' Left To Lose".

* Republicans, can do magic tricks! Watch your pension disappear!

* We don't know economics, but neither do economists!

* Vote Republican and we'll put a terrorist under every bed.

* Listening to your phone calls, so the terrorists don't have to!

Ok folks! It's your turn!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bill O'Reilly - Off The Air

h/t Crooks And Liars.

I've listened to his show, and his barely suppressed rage. This is exactly how I pictured him to be. Is it any surprise that he was successfully sued for sexual harassment?

Update: This got pulled. It was a video of Bill O'Rielly in his natural habitat. He was throwing a tantrum and screaming obscenities at the crew. If you ever listen to him on his show, you can tell that he is suppressing his tantrums and hissy fits. I can only imagine the rages he must go into when a caller points out his BS.

Warning! Foul Language!
Ok, Video Can Be Found Here

Old Deleted YouTube...

Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday Music Blogging / Max and the Marginalized

Hat Tip C&L

Consider The Source

Teflon John

If That Don't Make You Madder

Thursday, May 08, 2008

What's Wrong with a Little PsyOps?

This is a recording of a Pentagon meeting, between various paid military propagandists and Donald Rumsfield. This provides a bit of insight into how they help the MSM push the message as defined by the Military Industrial Complex. This well organized propaganda push helps the media promote the escalation of war.

Donald Rumsfield Briefs Military Analysts.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Update On The War On Wizards

I got an email from one of the administrators.

It reads, "Of course there is another side to the story. Our job is to provide a safe learning environment for our students."

Then it included a copy of a newspaper article, "Presto! Teacher Out Of A Job".

This appears to be the root of the issue...

Piculas said he thinks his troubles all come down to the disappearing-toothpick trick and a student who may have interpreted the trick as wizardry.

The trick requires a toothpick and transparent tape. A sleight-of-hand maneuver causes the toothpick to disappear then reappear. At least, so it seems. In reality, the toothpick hides behind the performer's thumb, held in place by the tape.

"The whole thing lasted 45 seconds," Piculas said.

He said the students liked the trick. He showed them how to do it so they could perform it at home.

One student in the Rushe Middle class apparently took the trick the wrong way, Piculas said. He said he was told the student became so traumatized that the student's father complained.

I believe that this proves my point about ignorance ruling the school system in Pasco County. Even if the School Board isn't ignorant, they are ruled by the ignorance of parents and must work to spread ignorance as a result.

In the article, I saw nothing about students losing their lives, or limbs, or even a mention of an eye getting poked out. Are we really to believe that a student was traumatized by seeing a toothpick disappear and reappear? And we are to believe that this is so serious that it warrants firing a teacher? the complete utter ignorance and the show of mindless superstition in these events are mind bobbling.

The is the same school district that put a teacher on paid leave for having sex with a student! Clearly they don't take sex between students and faculty as seriously as they take the trauma of seeing an amateur magician do a simple trick. Perhaps had he been having sex with his students, he'd still have his job?

From this incident, it's clear that the students are learning something. they can get a teacher fired for the most ignorant reasons imaginable. Next will they fire someone for spilling salt, or stepping on a crack?

I thought my own State of Texas, and the State of Kansas were leading the charge into the Dark Ages by promoting ignorance and superstition, but clearly, Pasco County Florida is way out in front.

To the faculty there, I feel so sorry for you. You have my deepest sympathies and pity.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Wizards Need Not Apply!

Substitute teacher Jim Piculas performed a simple magic trick with a toothpick, and was fired for practicing wizardy.

Board member Marge Whaley mistook this simple trick as actual, real, bona-fide Harry Potter style magic and had the man fired and banned from teaching in Pasco County.

I thought it was getting bad when people who believe that the Holy Bible is blueprint for creating worlds and life forms, started sitting on School Boards. Now we have people so closeted, ill-informed and ignorant of the world that they don't know a simple magician's trick, from the fantasy world of of make believe wizardry.

Marge Whaley's inability to separate fantasy from reality, coupled with her position on the School Board, makes her far more dangerous in my view than a teacher that keeps the children's attention, doing simple magic tricks.

The children know the trick isn't actual magic. Yet decisions about their education and well being, are made by a woman that the tick is actual magic. What else does such a woman believe in?

I know people like he that can't separate fantasy from reality. The ask for spare change at the train station. They don't make important decisions about our children's education.

If Marge Whaley truly believes in wizardy and believes that this is cause to fire teachers, then I truly believe that she needs a psychiatric evaluation. At the very least, for now she needs to be suspended from the School Board. We don't need our children's education to be bounded by a woman that believes in wizards and witches and fairy tale creatures. We need leadership in our education system that can separate reality of from the phantasmagorical.

I guess it is only a matter of time before we hear about School Board Members calling for Students and Faculty to be stoned to death, or burned at the stake, for heretical teachings. What's next? Cutting out the tongues of Science Teachers that say the world is round?