Thursday, October 30, 2008

Global warming? Don't sweat it.

Here are some fun, recent news items right up Al Gore's alley.

It's cool to hate--FINALLY!

I'm sooooo glad it's cool to hate again. I've been going through withdrawal ever since it turned passe to hate Rush Limbaugh.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Waterslide Commute is a Great TV Spot Idea

Check out this awesome spot:

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Orson Scott Card on Journalistic Failure

If you want an excellent article on the real culprits behind the financial meltdown, look no further than Orson Scott Card. He has written some of my favorite books (Ender's Game, Lost Boys, among others). In this piece he also holds the media accountable for abandoning journalistic standards of truth for ideological pursuit. From the article:
If you had any principles, then surely right now, when the American people are set to blame President Bush and John McCain for a crisis they tried to prevent, and are actually shifting to approve of Barack Obama because of a crisis he helped cause, you would be laboring at least as hard to correct that false impression.

Your job, as journalists, is to tell the truth. That's what you claim you do, when you accept people's money to buy or subscribe to your paper.

But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie — that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain, and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad — even bad weather — on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to.

If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth — even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.
Give it a read. You'll be glad you did.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cathedral Gorge

Just for fun, here's a photo I took on a recent trip to Nevada. It's at Cathedral Gorge State Park, near Panaca, about 3 hours north and west of Las Vegas.

cathedral gorge

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Harry "The Weasel" Reid

This is rich. Harry Reid earlier spouted off some inside information about yet another particular insurance company headed toward the brink of bankruptcy. Naturally, the markets bailed on all the major insurers, causing a huge drop to the already beleaguered stocks. Here are his comments:
"We don't have a lot of leeway on time. One of the individuals in the caucus today talked about a major insurance company. A major insurance company -- one with a name that everyone knows that's on the verge of going bankrupt. That's what this is all about." Reid said prior to the Senate's approval of the $700 billion bailout bill.
Oh, but Reid can't be held responsible for those comments. They were just "misunderstood."
"Senator Reid is not personally aware of any particular company being on the verge of bankruptcy. He has no special knowledge about [a bankruptcy] nor has he talked to any insurance company officials," said Jim Manley, spokesman for Sen. Reid, in an email to
How does he get away with this? Why his constituents don't hold him responsible for such duplicity is beyond me.