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Wednesday, September 14. 2011
Mr. Hinderaker finally gets to the important things
Cartoonish advice for the easily distracted
More cartoonish advice coming: Gore’s 24 Hours of Fantasy About To Begin - An effort to "expose" climate change skeptics will instead show that Gore is a charlatan. My questions for Mr. Gore:
1. Has the earth truly been warming lately?
Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down Insurance-Buying Mandate in Obamacare
Another WH scandal: Emails: Obama White House Monitored Huge Loan to 'Connected' Firm
Socialist to run against Scott Brown
Israel: 360-Degree Hostility
China woos Caribbean nations
Detroit Sets Future on Two-Tier Wages; That Could Be Part of the American Manufacturing Renaissance
It took Don Rumsfeld this long?
The Obama economy: Poverty rate rises as incomes decline - Census
Cal Thomas: Obama Is Lost, Incapable of Changing Course:
Obama vs. Reagan - In historical match-up, Reaganomics trounces Obamanomics, 280,000 to 0.
DOJ Protects Teachers With Unacceptable English Skills
Surprising Facts about America’s Poor
Is Naval Aviation Culture Dead?
The Soviet Union was undermined by stagnation and a sense of hopelessness. Is the same thing happening again?
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Turkey sends warships with Gaza flotilla. Isreal intercepts. Military confrontation joined by Turkey's "Arab allies". Hezbollah rockets. Gaza rockets. Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Saudis pounce. Iran joins in. Conflagration? US stands by (Obama administration goes 'O, bummer.......' and does too little too late). Megiddo? Hope not, but man, this is a dangerous time.
Bobby Jindal was just on Fox being interviewed re his support for Perry. At the end of the interview, he was asked what he thought about the Weiner seat election. He answered, "I think the message from the American people is, 'enough is enough'".
I'm not sure what he meant, but it's a fair bet that he was talking about this administgration's treatment of our alliance with Israel.
What we may have had 'enough' of is this studying our fingernails while the war clouds gather over an ally --war clouds that moved into the vacuum created by Obama and his handlers and bosses.
Iranian influence - The underlining fact is, the Arabs do not like the Persians (and vise-versa) , and, they see the Iranians as bad as the Crusaders in the West, with much the same goals. The only saving grace is that Muslims will support other Muslims, to fight an exterior threat, then go back to their own savage in-fighting.
The Arab\ME mind is a thing to marvel at...
As the article states, the best course for the West (and us sticking our noses into their affairs) is to choose neither side.
"1. Has the earth truly been warming lately?"
Anyone who thinks it hasn't obviously isn't paying any attention to the geologic record. We are clearly back on the upswing of our millennial cycle and, 500 years from today, Greenland is going to be green again, and no amount of foot stomping or 'green' living or right-wing anti-Gore hysteria is going to stop it.
BTW, why is the word "truly" in there? Doesn't the question read the same without it?
And this is interesting:
"the next nuclear war"
Presuming this is including the end of WW II, that was "atomic", not "nuclear". And since we were the only country to possess atomic weapons, I'm not sure you could actually refer to it as an "atomic (or nuclear) war".
"a giganto power boat"
Just for the record, it's a houseboat, not a power boat, and I soundly debunked this right-wing meme here.
Sorry for any inconvenience, right wingers.
"Cuba to drill six oil wells off Florida coast"
Sure sounds a lot scarier when the article says "Florida" coast, rather than "Cuban" coast, doesn't it? It also sounds a lot scarier to say "Cuba" is doing the drilling, rather than the Spanish company that's actually doing it. It also sounds a lot scarier to say they're "drilling" off the coast, rather than just doing some "exploratory" drilling, which is what they're actually doing.
"Spanish firm to do exploratory drilling off Cuban coast"
Nope, just doesn't have the same 'scare factor' at all. And instilling fear in people and capitalizing on it is what the MSM and blogosphere are all about. Ultimately, one wonders what the difference between the two is, if any.
Buddy, I would speculate that Doc is just in a dark mood this a.m.
Every now and then...... I don't know if it's caused by temporary burnout, or just being generally frustrated with the ways of the world, well, you just make comments like that.
And yes, I am projecting Doc. Just because I get that way once in a while doesn't mean you do.
--sounds right to me, feeblemind. He's earned his 'cheerful' spurs many times over and is as far as i'm concerned fairly deep into the forgiven zone. (sez me with great unearned presumptuousness --:-)
Actually, Gore's "houseboat" is no mere houseboat -- it's a 100' custom-built floating Saddam palace. Most people would call it a yacht, at that size!
This, of course goes with his FOUR sprawling estates (not just two), and not a windmill in sight.
I agree with The Won that sometimes rich people like Gore have more money and more houses than they need. Just think of all the good the government could have done with the money that Gore spent on this luxury houseboat had he donated its cost to our Dear Leader instead. But, do we really know whether Gore claims this houseboat as a personal expense, or has he written its cost off as the business expense of a company, partnership, or investment he's involved with? With Gore, you need to ask such questions. He's a man with an insatiable lust for lucre.
I think beauty pageants, in addition to talent competitions and swimsuit competitions, etc, should also have a "15 minute" competition.
In the 15 Minute competition, the contestants are stripped of all makeup and forced to sleep for 8 hours. When the alarm clock goes off, they have 15 minutes to appear on stage. They are judged on physical appearance and their ability to slice a bagel without bloodshed.
The Colbert Show had both Krugman and Gore on last night. Nothing of real note in what they said and Colbert didn't go near Krugman's 9/11 rant. Although, Al Gore did out Colbert as playing a character.
The two-tier wages are a great idea. Pay the old guys who control the unions a lot of money, compromise on the young ones, pay them less and tax the bejesus out of the to pay the old guys' social security and medicare.