Monday, June 27, 2011

Stupid design, with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

What engineer worth the name would place the entertainment complex right next to, and use parts of, the sewage system? This is NOT intelligent design.

The universe was not made for people, if 99.99999999 percent of it can KILL US in mere seconds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cenk & Grayson Take On GOP Orthodoxy on Medicare

The GOPhux are tools!

I wish it were actually true that the Dims were solidly behind protecting the entitlements fopr which we have already paid.

But they're not. You gotcher Blue Dawgs (among whom is usually numbered the injured Gabby Giffords), and yer "moderates," indeed, thew whole caucus outside the slef-proclaimed (76-member) House "Progressive" caucus who will probably line-up with the GOPhux. Grayson's technically "right" that the Dims are the only thing protecting the programs now, but they are remarkably flaccid about it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Abyss

I find this image compelling on so MANY levels. It was created by Vanessa Versailles Ma'et's Photos, and shared with me by mi bien hermanita in El Paso, Kathy Mc., who remarked upon it, with aching wisdom: "One tries to go with the flow, but it's difficult to just float toward an abyss." Yup...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: The God of the Gaps

This has ben around a while, having garnered about 125 THOUSAND hits on YouTube, but it's worth the attention--about half an hour:

Monday, June 13, 2011

"DON'T Even THINK About Possible Connections..."

because that might might lead you to conclude that global warming is already happening, warns Bill McKibben in a Washington Post oped.

In the wake of the devastating tornado's in Joplin, MO, and a record year for tornados, floods, and wildfires worldwide, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben makes the case that the extreme weather patterns predicted by climate science models look awfully like what we've been experiencing. His sarcastic column is a scathing indictment of climate change-deniers who repeat the "mantra that no single weather event can ever be directly tied to climate change" even in the face of clear patterns of many weather events.

The San Francisco videographer Stephen Thomson used images of the disasters mentioned to make McKibben's words even more powerful. Take a look:

Saturday, June 11, 2011