Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

"Crash Course" Needs Grains of Salt For Palatability

Crises probably are imminent in energy, environment, and economic systems.

But wealthy guys who "got out" with their money before the crash always seem to me to be insufferably proud of themselves and their good luck. Like most of that ilk, he's absolutely CERTAIN he's figured it out, and that he's absolutely right about it.

So take it with the usual dose of salt.

Friday, September 23, 2011

To Call Something a "UFO" Is a Text-book Case "Petitio Principii"

That's "begging the question," in English. Dr. Tyson is a wonderful advocate for Science. I've posted this before, but it's so good, it can stand repeating.
(Edited, 9/26/11)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wherein You Will Learn Why Elizabeth Warren Does NOT Occupy a Significant Place in the Obamster's Regime

Here's why:

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there -- good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea -- God Bless! Keep a Big Hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." - Elizabeth Warren

Can't have THAT kind of thinking in the highest councils of the CorpoRat State!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Drill and Spill

Via the NYTimes: This is a map of the US charting the known oil spills from pipelines in the last 10 years and the volume of them.

Since 1990, more than 110 million gallons of mostly crude and petroleum products have spilled from the nation’s mainland pipeline network. (Now there's more bubbling up from under the Gulf, around the Macondo Well. But they're never gonna stop, til it's all gone.)

More than half of it occurred in three states — Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana — where more pipelines exist.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT, and carefully read the legends and the charts.

The Obamanator and Miz Hillary are about to agree to another, massive, trans-Continental pipeline to pump tar-sands crude from Alberta, Canada, down to refineries in Houston TX, from whence it will be sold to the highest bidder.

I know the argument that, given the high volumes of material these pipelines transport, 100 MILLION GALLONS, spread over 50 states, really isn't THAT much.

But it doesn't TAKE much to thoroughly fuck up some place for a decade or so.

Olbermann Assesses Al Gore's "24-Hours-Of-Reality"

A Facebook friend, Carl Howard, wrote:
Whatever you do, DO NOT WATCH THIS! It is full of evil Global Warming alarmists and hoaxers using human tragedy to fatten their wallets! AGGGGGGHHHH!!!!!

Hide the children!@ Spare them, at least.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Red-State Update, With Jackie & Dunlap: Debates

Day's Byack!
Ah sher am glayad these boyz's bayack fum they high-ate-us...
And just ignore, or mute, or skip over that pile of shit at the start hyping the Social Security killing "Jobs" Act. (These fuckers (not J & D, but Shamwow, Boner, Canter, et al) will stop at NOTHING to pander to their corpoRat masters.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Social Security Is NOT a "Ponzi" scheme, etc...

Reich is completely, totally, utterly, unreservedly CORRECT about these points.

However, he's talking to the waves (aka, "pissin' in the wind"), cuz NO ONE in the CorpoRat/SCUM "press" will press the points to the offending (oh, boy, are they) candidates...

Two inviolable rules: You cannot call any self-professed GOPhuck a liar, and you cannot call any "Christian" a terrorist, no matter WHAT!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Metastacization of "Security"

Since 9/11, there have been more than 30,000 "Security" company start-ups, and more than a TWO MILLION more people employed in snooping for HSA, either officially or off-the-record.
The "National Security State" is firmly in place, and will NEVER be (peacefully) dislodged...

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

When US Chamber Of Commerce Applauds, You're Not With The People

Oh, Keith? Brian Beutler is incompetent. And incomprehensible. There must have been 50 pronouns without a single identifiable anaphora. Please, no mas!