Saturday, June 03, 2006

I have a hard time believing the Global Warming arguments. I mean, I know that the Earth has been warmer than it is now. At least, I know it because science tells me so. I also know the Earth has been colder than it is now. I know this because of the painting shown above. Washington crossed the ice choked Delaware on Chri$tma$ Eve. The Delaware icing up around Chri$tma$ was common in the late 1700s because of a mini Ice Age that swept across the world in the 1500s. That ice age is why Italy produces wine and Germany and England make beer. Grapes wouldn't grow in the northern countries, but grain would. The mini Ice Age ended in the early 19th century.

Now, Global Warming fans and enthusiasts will be quick to point out that the temperatures are rising faster than they ever have before. But, we've only been keeping records of temperatures since the 18th century. And, they are quick to point out, you can't prove global warming by local temperature variations.

Mr. Tipper Gore, she of the "Rock music is bad" camp, recently starred in a movie called Incovenient Truths. Now, it turns out, some of the truths in the film were exagerations. Al said, "I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis."

So he's lying about Global Warming because Global Warming is so important?

Here's what bugs me about Global Warming: We're being told by some scientists that Global Warming will raise sea levels and kill everything on the planet. And, we're assured, the temperatures will continue to rise! Other scientists are telling us that Global Warming will cause a mini Ice Age killing everything on the planet. Basically, they're saying that the Earth might be able to regulate it's own temperature, and that temperatures will go down.

So, Global Warming fans are saying what the weatherman says: "It might--It might not." And they're saying that overstating the facts and lying are good because the issue is so important.

Isn't that what Bush did with WMDs and Iraq? Lie?

Friday, June 02, 2006

How many black women were murdered over the weekend? Got any idea? Fox doesn't either. But they know about this hot blonde chick.....

And CNN discovered another blond woman who had been kidnapped and forced to withdraw money from her ATM.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Another Innocent Victim will soon be exonerated. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who has criticized Republican ethics, took free tickets for ringside seats for three Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 from the Nevada Athletic Commission as he pressed legislation to increase federal oversight of boxing, including the creation of a government commission.

According to the AP story: "Senate ethics rules generally allow lawmakers to accept gifts from federal, state or local governments, but specifically warn against taking such gifts - particularly on multiple occasions - when they might be connected to efforts to influence official actions."

Obviously, since Reid is a Democrat, he is completely innocent of conflict of interest charges. Only a Rebublican could be condemned for it.

Impeach Bush for allowing a Republican to one day get away with this!

UPDATE: Before I could even post this, Senator Reid (IV-NV) has been exonerated! Reid was not issued a ticket, but a credential. The credential is given to politicians so they can "observe the [atheletic] commission's activity." So, in other words, he attended the three fights in Las Vegas to observe the Nevada Athletic Commission's activities. As part of his official duties.


Looks like a duck. Sounds like a duck. Nope! It's a credential! My apologies to Sen. Reid.

Still sounds quacky to me, though.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I had a friend in high school who, when his purchase at a convenience store totaled $6.66, would always throw in a piece of bubble gum to avoid the offending number. And because he was superstitious about it, it happened to him a lot. I could never quite convince him that he should put something back because the $6.66 was still in his total of $6.68.

This year, hundreds, nay thousands of pregnant women are going to clinch their legs together and avoid giving birth on 6/6/6, afraid their child might be the anti-jebus.

Rest easy, ladies. First of all, the number 666 referred to Caligula. Second, only idiots and Satanists would write it 6/6/6. It should be written 6/6/06. We didn't write 6/6/6 to refer to 1976 (omitting the seven since it would have been understood in context), or 1966. Actually, the only date 6/6/6 could possibly refer to is June 6, 6 AD.

So relax your muscles and let your little curtain climbers arrive when they want. It's uneducated superstition to worry about next Tuesday being of any more significance than last Wednesday, when that chunk of comet crashed into the Atlantic and caused that tsunami.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Flame wars on Fark are soo much fun to read. Yesterday, someone noticed that Google didn't have a special logo up for Memorial Day. They have one for Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday and for the Chinese New Year, but not for Memorial Day. Google makes a point of putting up logos for obscure holidays, not just Amerikan holidays, but did that stop the offened Righties from pitching a hissy fit? NO! Did that stop the self-rightous Lefties from mocking them? NO!

A post by Farker Hello Kitty read: "What are Memorial (and for that matter, Labor) Days supposed to be about anyway? Does anyone really know (specifically - I know it's patriotic, but what else)? They've become placemarkers on whether or not it's OK to wear white and go without pantyhose, as far as I know. I wonder how many people even know what Christmas is about - I mean, besides having something to do with Santa Claus? The "war on (insert holiday here)" simply reflects the public's perception of these holidays."

I thought the joke about when to stop wearing pantyhose was funny, but the super dense, and the thin skinned on both sides took por Hello Kitty to task for being stupid while completely missing her point. President's day is about getting new linens, July 4th is about beer, if Budweiser's ads can be trusted, Thanksgiving is about gorging yourself of fatty foods, and Chri$tma$, despite Bill O'Reilly's whinings, stopped being about Jesus a loooong time ago and became the orgiastic spend fest we all know and love.

You want to celebrate Memorial Day? Don't do it on the lake with a boatload of beer iced down. Go to your local VFW hall and buy a round for the guys. Help you veteran neighbor by mowing his lawn, fixing his car, or giving him a meal. Don't expect Google to honor it for you.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Google realeased Picasa for Linux users. I'm not a big Picasa fan, but the mere fact thaqt they have released something for Linux is exciting. So yesterday, I downloaded it. My Linux computer uses Ubuntu, and ZIP! BOOM! Picasa was installed.

I am no computer geek, and don't relish the idea of learning a new language to use at the command line just to get a computer to run. With the release of Picasa, I am beginning to see that Linux is just as easy to use as Windows.