Saturday, May 31, 2008

Delegate Count

For anyone that thinks Hillary Clinton is honest, has integrity - deserves to be President, one only has to know that Clinton insisted that none, none, of the Michigan delegates be counted for Obama. Her reason? Because he was not on the ballet. That's right, because Obama was not on the ballet, Clinton and her supporters said Obama should, therefore, not have any delegates. Because Obama was following the rules, the rules that Clinton signed and agreed to, he did not place his name on the ballet in Michigan because the rules said Michigan would not be counted. But Clinton does not care about rules, she only cares about herself[ish].

Clinton goes on about how everyone's votes should be counted, but back in December and January, the Clinton campaign was telling another story entirely. She was perfectly happy to stop counting votes in February when she thought she would have the nomination. My question is, why did Clinton think it okay to stop counting votes back in February, but not now? Of course the answer is easy, it's because she thought she had the nomination in the bag; when she realized she didn't have the nom in February, she moved the goal posts and suddenly saw some light that said all the votes should be that she needed more votes. Clinton's actions speak to her lack of integrity and honesty.

Clinton's actions during this whole delegate mess shows how she does not deserve to be President. America needs a President that we can trust. Clinton has shown she cannot be trusted, and that is why she should never be President of the United States.

America deserves better than Hillary Clinton.

"My momma taught me to play by the rules and respect those rules. My mother taught me, and I'm sure your mother taught you, that when you decide change the rules, middle of the game, end of the game, that is referred to as cheatin',"
- Donna Brazile.
emphasis mine


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Drive By Reivew: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Dull

I forgot to post my review of Indy IV.


I am going to steal what Kyle wrote about Indy IV, too - it's perfect:

"No one does action like Steven Spielberg and no one tarnishes memories like George Lucas"
via See Kyle Blog


Corporate Media Lapdogs

For those following the latest from D.C., Scott McClellan's book detailing how the White House used propaganda to sell the war has set off a bit of a media firestorm. Well, Glenn Greenwald has a few great posts illustrating how the corporate media is, pathetically, defending themselves and their sad, lap-dog like, "reporting" during the run up to the war in Iraq. It really is a must read.

Here, here and here.

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Wedding Bells

I'm sure you know by now, but Californians of the gay persuasion will be able to marry on June 17th, not June 16th, as was previously thought.
via SFGate

And for those couple's that have always wanted to live in New York, the Governor has directed all state agencies to recognize any same-sex unions performed outside New York, which, presumably means, California, Massachusetts and Canada.

The religious right is losing this battle which is why they are trying, and succeeding, most of the time, to pass laws banning same-sex unions. They need all the older generation to restrict marriage before they die because they know the younger generation is more open to, dare I say, equality(?) than the older generation. It's as if they want to control us from the GRAVE! (If I knew how, I would attach some sort of ominous music here...)


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Would You Like Some Whine With Your Delusion?

"I have never seen anything like it. I have never seen a candidate treated so disrespectfully just for running. ... I can't believe it. It is just frantic the way they are trying to push and pressure and bully all these superdelegates to come out."
Bill Clinton, Sunday, May 25, 2008
Really? Never? Hmmm...
"Things I see happening in the Brown campaign lead me to believe something destructive is happening. I'd say it's time for Democrats to link arms, dig in our heels, set our sights and work together to put Bill Clinton in the White House in 1992."
-- Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (NYT, 3/27/92)

"In an interview, Ronald H. Brown, the party chairman, said he wanted to maintain his neutrality but was compelled to speak out against what he described as the former California Governor's 'scorched-earth policy' of verbal assault on Mr. Clinton's record and character. "
-- NYT, 3/27/92

"It's mathematically impossible for Brown to get the nomination."
-- Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos on Clinton's last foe (NYT, 4/8/92)

"In the future, people will look back upon this week and this campaign as a turning point, not for Bill Clinton, but for the Democratic Party and for America."
-- Bill Clinton, after winning New York's primary (NYT, 4/8/92)

"People are starting to rally around the flag."
-- Dee Dee Myers, Clinton Press Sec'y (NYT, 4/10/92)

"It's time to close ranks. We cannot wait until July when we already know who has earned the right to be our nominee and who will be our nominee."
-- West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller (NYT, 4/11/92)

"Indeed, reports circulating on Capitol Hill said the Clinton campaign was mounting a strong campaign to swing uncommitted senators behind the Arkansas Governor, and that Ronald H. Brown, the party chairman, was taking part in them."
-- NYT, 4/29/92

"I cannot imagine a set of circumstances that would keep Bill Clinton from having a majority of the delegates by the end of the primary season."
-- Democratic Party Chairman Ronald H. Brown (NYT, 4/29/92)

"Mr. Brown added that he had long hoped for an early nominee 'so we can focus our time and attention on George Bush.'"
-- NYT, 4/29/92

via Jed Report

"fathomless bullshit"
-Andrew Sullivan, May 27, 2008

"The problem is that Hillary Clinton, when she argues that past races went till June, is misrepresenting the critique of her candidacy, namely, that she's not running to win so much as she's running to wound."
-Ezra Klein, May 27, 2008


Monday, May 19, 2008

BushCo Hands The Drug Companies Exactly What They Want - Freedom To Test In The Third-World Without Standard Safety Protecitons

BushCo has now said it will ignore the Helinski Accords.
Bush's FDA has just announced that it is going to scrap American participation in the Declaration of Helsinki -- the major international accord on ethical principles guiding physicians and other participants in medical research on human subjects. This isn't a decision involving mere medical bureaucracy -- it in fact clears the way for ethics-free drug testing, especially beyond American borders, and it means people will die, sometimes horribly.

The shift in policy now makes it possible for American drug companies to conduct tests on human subjects (most often in Third World nations) wherein victims of particular diseases can, in the course of testing, be administered pure placebos that do nothing to help them fight those diseases, while being told they're undergoing treatment. (The longstanding standards required such tests to administer the acknowledged standard treatment as the placebo.)

via Fire Dog Lake


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Facts Are For Latte Drinking Liberals!

For the third time Bill Kristol gets the facts wrong in his NYTimes column.
On Tuesday night, while the G.O.P. Congressional candidate was losing in a Mississippi district George Bush carried in 2004 by 25 points, Barack Obama was being trounced in the West Virginia Democratic primary — by 41 points. I can’t find a single recent instance of a candidate who ultimately became his party’s nominee losing a primary by this kind of margin.

Well, it took Jerry Skurnik all of "all of 2 minutes to find what Kristol couldn’t find"

What did he find?
On Feb. 5, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) by 85 points in the Utah primary

There's more...

In fact, on the same day, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee beat McCain by the same margin Kristol touted as unprecedented — 41 points — in the Arkansas primary. As did Mitt Romney in the Colorado caucus.

This is at least the third time that Kristol has gotten the facts wrong in his Times column. In his debut column, Kristol misattributed a quote by Michael Medved to Michelle Malkin. Later, Kristol falsely claimed Obama was in church on a day that he was not.

via Think Progress

New slogan for conservatives:
"Conservatives: Difficulty with the truth. But who cares!"


Bush Administration Continues To Screw The Environment

The Bush Administration, in its race to be the worse administration in the history of the world, wants to build power plants outside our national parks. The EPA, again, is going against what the EPA's own scientists say, again. Did I mention, "again"?
The new rule changes how pollution levels in parks are measured -- instead of frequent measures, the new rule "would average the levels over a year so that spikes in pollution levels would not violate the law." Just a common sense fix, you might say. But as one environmental advocate explains, "It's like if you're pulled over by a cop for going 75 miles per hour in a 55 miles-per-hour zone, and you say, 'If you look at how I've driven all year, I've averaged 55 miles per hour.'"

via TPM

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Marriage: To Boldly Go Where No Two Men Have Gone Before...In California

Takei was a child in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, Takei's partner and manager, Brad Altman have been together for 21 years will marry.
via Towleroad
Oh, and Takei was on a little show called Star Trek.

Ellen's getting hitched to Portia de Rossi, actress from one of the funniest shows, now cancelled, sadly, in recent memory.


Thursday, May 15, 2008


Appeasment? Right Hand, Meet Left Hand

In a speech to Israel's Knesset, Bush said: "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.

"We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."

via SFGate
But, but, but...WAIT!
"We need to figure out a way to develop some leverage . . . and then sit down and talk with them [Iran]," Gates said. "If there is going to be a discussion, then they need something, too. We can't go to a discussion and be completely the demander, with them not feeling that they need anything from us."

via Washington Post

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Next Up At 10:00...

The Cal Supreme Court is set hand down there ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage today at 10:00 am today.


If the Supremes say same-sex marriage must be legal, instead of my mom asking if I'm seeing anyone, she'll probably start wondering why I'm not getting married.

Then, then, she'll want to know about grandchildren. Oh, gawd, this could be a disaster!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Edward has endorsed Obama.

And speculation of a Obama/Edwards ticket in 3...2...1

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After reading this story (and others), sometimes I think the first order of business for the next President is to apologise to the rest of the world for the last eight years.

The damage Busch/Cheney have inflicted on our reputation is amazing.


Some Quetions For Clinton

John Arovosis has some questions he feels the media need to ask Clinton:
1. Your own campaign chairman, Terry McAuliffe, told MSNBC last night that you will lose to Obama in overall pledged delegates. So the only way for you to win the nomination is by the superdelegates overruling the will of the people. That will cause a civil war in the Democratic party (I'll be helping to lead it). It will likely cause blacks to leave the party, possibly forever. It will disenfranchise the youth vote. The Netroots will likely declare war on you.
A) In what imaginary universe do you see the superdelegates risking a civil war for you?

B) How are you going to win an overwhelming majority of the remaining superdelegates, something you need in order to overrule the vote of the people, when the overwhelming majority of them are endorsing Obama?

C) Why are you willing to accept a civil war in the Democrat party in order to win the nomination? Doesn't that make you a traitor to your party?
2) The DNC has said that this drawn out nomination is hurting their fundraising and limiting the number of ads they can run against John McCain. You can't win, and by drawing out the nomination, you're hurting the DNC's efforts against McCain. Why does that not make you a traitor?

3) A congressional candidate and a senate candidate have both told us that your name on the ballot in the fall will be an immediate 5 to 8 point penalty in the polls for their races. This is because you are so hated by the right that your name on the ballot will inspire every lunatic to vote, and they will vote a straight party ticket, hurting every Democrat running. Explain why we shouldn't care that your nomination will devastate Democratic races across the country? Then explain why this doesn't make you a traitor?

4) A congressional candidate and a senate candidate have both told us that the drawn out nomination is hurting their fundraising, as donors focus more on the presidential election, but also as some major donors are not willing to spend money on the general if your name is on the ballot (because your name on the ballot will doom Democratic races in more conservative states). You can't win, and you're hurting Democratic fundraising across the country. Why doesn't this make you a traitor to your own party?

5) Groups like EMILY's List, AFSCME, and the American Federation of Teachers are still wasting large sums of money on independent expenditures to support your doomed candidacy. That money could be better spent on candidates who actually have a chance of winning, rather than a candidate who has already lost. You are literally taking money away from campaigns that need it. Why does this not make you - and EMILY's List, AFSCME and the AFT - traitors to your own party?

6) Because you're insisting on staying in a race that you've already lost, Obama is forced to spend money and time dealing with you, rather than dealing with John McCain. You are literally helping John McCain in this race. Why does that not make you a traitor to your party?

7) An increasing number of Democrats - Democrats who once liked and defended both you and your husband - now hate you, and are saying that the Republicans may have been right in everything they've ever said about you. Why are you willing to destroy your credibility and reputation in the Democratic party for a race that you've already lost?

via Americablog


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

[part of the] The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind

A U.S. Department of Energy study says wind power is a viable answer to the energy problem.

Windmills spinning over the Great Plains and along the coasts could supply 20 percent of U.S. electricity by the year 2030 and put a significant dent in greenhouse gas emissions, federal officials said Monday.

Although wind farms now generate just 1 percent of the nation's electricity, a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy found that wind power could play a far larger role in the future. It could supply roughly the same percentage of the nation's power as nuclear plants provide today.
In addition, the country's network of high-voltage power lines would need to be expanded and upgraded. Some of the country's strongest, most reliable winds flow over the sparsely populated Great Plains, and a nationwide "superhighway" transmission system would be needed to carry that power to states and cities that need it.

via SFGate

Let's hope the next President will see this reality and do everything possible to achieve it.

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"This McCain ad on global warming is hilarious. It says that one side denies the reality of global warming while the other supports "high taxes and crippling regulation." McCain you see, takes the moderate aproach we need: Admitting there's a problem without actually doing anything about it. Now that's a maverick!"
via Tapped

Translation: Republicans in a nutshell

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Willfull Suspension Of Fact: West Virginia Edition

When confronted with the facts, people don't listen. *sigh*

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Twenty Minutes From The Past

I posting this video for a couple of reasons:
1) I think it is impotant to see what one man thinks of Obama four months ago and how what he said then still pertains now.
2) He brings up issues about Clinton that now, more than ever, are coming further to light, e.g., character, integrity.
3) Rovian tactics. Four months ago, he saw the direction that Clinton would probably go. She did and has and contitnues to do so.
4) See how Obama has resisted the way "politcs are played" and kept his integrity, his vision, his idea of change. See how Obama has not changed his message (yes, there have been a few bumps in the road, I know), while Clinton has embraced the tactics of Karl Rove and George Bush and attacks with Rovian glee.

I ask that you take the twenty minutes to watch this video and think about what Clinton is doing now. And while watching this video, it is my hope you will see why I, and many like me, see Obama as the best person to be President of the United States.

Do we really want someone like Clinton, a person that so easily adopts the tactics of Bush/Cheney/Rove, to be President?

We cannot afford the kind of person that has so little integrity and character to be in the White House again.

It really is time for change.

oops, forgot to post where I got this video

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Brothers and Sisters Wedding

Towleroad has a some behind the scences talk and some tidbits from the set of the big gay wedding that takes place on Brothers and Sisters.

I'd totally marry Luke Macfarlane.


Dreaming Of Ponies And Rainbows

Seriously, this picture makes Obama look like a love-struck teenage girl who has posters of N-Sync and ponies on her bedroom wall.


The Castro Theatre

It seems our little Castro Theatre will be going all 'big time' on May 22 with the opening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (I always wondered why The Castro never brought in the big Hollywood movies). Totally jazzed about this! Kelly will be in from Austin for the Mem. weekend and we plan on seeing Indy.
If you have never been to The Castro Theatre, it's a place that harkins back to the day of yore of the grand movie houses with cool murals and a really awsome chandelier hanging from the center of the theatre. Take a look at the pictures and read some of the history here, if you would like. Anyway, watching Indy at The Castro should be cool.

While I am totally jazzed about Indy at the Castro, I really am excited that The Black Hole will be playing. I was nine years old when The Black Hole came out and thought it was the coolest thing (not as cool as Star Wars, but almost).
Here's the discription from The Castro's website:
Long lost delusional genius Maximilian Schell has sights set on sailing his spaceship into a black hole, Robert Forster and his crew favor the opposite direction. Will it be Heaven or Hell - or both? One of the more bizarre sci-fi films of its time, the spectacular visual effects and impressionistic sets still impress as JB sucks you into his grand symphonic vortex. With Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux and Ernest Borgnine, directed by Gary Nelson

"Robert Forster and his crew favor the opposite direction" - heh. Yeah, I'm thinking I would want to go away from a Black Hole, too. Then, again, I'm not filled with awsomeness like Maximilian Schell. Who is? I love that discription. That's one of the things about the management of The Castro, they have a great sense of humor. Anyway, how can you go wrong with Maximilian Schell and Ernest Borgnine. Ernest Borgnine!
The best part about The Castro? It is right around the corner from me.

P.S. Saw Planet of the Apes on Wednesday. I have to say, cool movie, but Charlton Heston? Bad, hammy actor - "Gawd Dammmmn Youuuuu Tooo Helll!"

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Thursday, May 08, 2008


And don’t get me wrong- I am not for Obama because of what I am against. I am for Obama because he is a decent man, a break from the past, and really a once in a lifetime opportunity. He has treated us like adults throughout this primary, and it is time to act like adults. There will be times we feel he lets us all down, but we are not electing a diety. We are electing a leader, and Obama is that leader. It is time to get past the bullshit of the last 20 years, the battles I am really tired of fighting, and time to turn our attention to the really important issues of the day- the economy, the budget, our international presence, our crumbling infrastructure, our military, medicare and medicaid and social security, and on and on and on.

John Cole via DJShay of Kos


Senate Dems urge windfall-profits tax on oil companies

Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for a windfall-profits tax on oil companies and a rollback of $17 billion in oil industry tax breaks as part of an energy package. The proposal also would impose federal penalties on energy price gouging and calls for stopping oil deliveries into the government's emergency reserve.
The proposed 25 percent profits tax would apply only to windfall oil company earnings above what would be considered reasonable and only if those profits are not reinvested in refinery capacity expansion or renewable energy sources, according to a summary of the proposal.

via SFGate

First question that pops up is, who determines what a "windfall-profit" is?

I agree, the Congress needs to repeal the $17 million tax break we give to the oil companies - clearly, they do not need a tax break - not that they ever did to begin with.

I don't mind a company making a profit, so to punish a company for making profits seems to me a bit counter-productive - the wind-fall profit idea seems like pandering on the part of the Dems. We should use this time to change our policies on the environment and fuel efficiency, not pander with blame the oil company "solutions". Now, if there is price-gouging, that's a different set of problems.

I understand the pain ("I understand you pain"--Bill Clinton) people are feeling by having to pay for $4.00/gallon gas, but this seems to be the only way our country will get serious about fuel efficiency standards and our environmental laws changing. I used to live in San Diego where if you didn't have a car, you were pretty much out of luck - I hear from my family all the time about the price of gas, but if the U.S. just goes about trying to artifically turn back the clock, we will never get out of the problems we are in. The fact is, the U.S. only ever changes when we have to change - maybe the rise in fuel prices will make us take fuel efficiecny and environment seriously.

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George Bush Helps Out McCain With Breaking Campaign Finance Laws

With friends like these, who needs laws?

via AmericaBlog

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Would You Like A Card, Senator Clinton?

"Yes, I'll take the race card"

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

via USA Today
There is a pattern emerging here, it's called race-baiting.

And what the hell does she mean by "working, hard-working Americans, white Americans"?
Actually, the implication is clear.

Very Presidential.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Quote Of The Day (in bold)

You'll understand why it is the last part of this quote that made me chuckle.
A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant. I kept saying, "So, Hillary will drop out by June 15," and he kept saying, "We will have a nominee by June 15." He stressed what a reasonable person Hillary is.

-Lawrence O'Donnell
via Huffington Post

Reasonable? Does a reasonable person need to stress their reasonableness?


Game Changer

"This primary election on Tuesday is a game changer. This is going to make a huge difference in what happens going forward. The entire country -- probably even a lot of the world -- is looking to see what North Carolina decides."
-- Sen. Hillary Clinton

The game, it would seem, has changed. The question is, does Clinton know this?


N.C. And Indiana

Whooosh! That sound you hear is, maybe - you never know with the Clinton machine, of Clinton's hopes REALLY dashed last night. I was a bit nervous about Indiana, but Obama pulled through better than I thought he would. I was thinking he might have lost by 8 or 9, but 2? That's extraordinary. And N.C? Wow. if there was ever a blowout...well, there it is.
Both camps are spinning the night. Was the Rush Limbaugh effect what put Clinton over "the top?" Who knows, but it is safe to say when Clinton has to loan her campaign money, again (6.4 million), her campaign is in deep trouble. That is, I think, a total loan of $11.5 million dollars. If the health of a campaign is denoted by the money from donors, Clinton is in trouble.
It is my hope Clinton bowes out and let's the Demorats start planning the General Election strategy. But I won't hold my breath on this one. Clinton is a combination of the The Black Knight from The Holy Grail and The Terminator. She has a habit of going and going and going - too her deprement.

This is more than a scratch for Hillary.

Needless to say, I am happy with this today.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Headline Of The Day

From TNR's Plank:
Newt's Bold Plan to Rearrange the Deck Chairs
Newt Gingrich recognizes the GOP is headed for major trouble unless it gets its act together. His vision of what that would entail, though, is pretty comical: The number one item on Newt's list is, "Repeal the gas tax for the summer." And, believe it or not, that actually is the most major policy proposal he makes. The other eight "acts of real change" that will rescue the Republicans include releasing oil from the strategic petroleum reserve onto the open market, making English the official language, creating a new air traffic control system, and reforming the census. (Yes, reforming the census.) Newt apparently also believes that the Miami Dolphins would have won the Super Bowl last year if only their special-teams play had been a little bit better.

(I should probably note, in fairness to Newt, that fixing the air traffic control system is actually a very good idea. In what sounds like something out of an Onion story, according to Senator Jay Rockefeller, by 2015 not a single flight will arrive on time unless we do something!)

-Josh Patashnik

via The Plank


The Logic Of McCain

"McCain wants to stay in Iraq until no more Americans are getting killed, no matter how long it takes and how many Americans get killed achieving that goal -- that is, the goal of not getting any more Americans killed. And once that goal is achieved, we'll stay."
-- Rick Hertzberg, in The New Yorker

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Troop "Readiness"

"If called on by the commander-in-chief today, two entire divisions of the Army would have to report, 'Not ready for duty, sir.'"
-George Bush, August 3, 2000

Gates wants to send 7,000 more troops to Afghanistan. But, according to a senior army officer, "in a word, impossible."
via Slate


The Price Of Pandering

It seems the "gas tax holiday" McHillary are proposing would cost [Wahsington] state $126 million and 4,300 jobs. I don't have the numbers for California (where I live), but I have a feeling it's a weee bit more.

Way to help the economy McHillary!

But have no fear, Hillary doesn't care what economists think, she only cares about what will get her elected. That's integrity you can take to the bank!

Of course this gas tax pander has no chance of getting done, and McHillary know this, but they will say anything to get some vots.

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Heee! Movies!

With all the big action films opening this summer, Indiana Jones (can't wait), Iron Man (witch was AWSOME, BTW), The Dark Knight (highh hopes), and Speed Racer (looks a bit messy), the only preview of a film I've seen so far that has made me giggle like a school girl is:

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Force Will Be With Us, Always

I remember back in the day when it was the Bush Adminstration was the evil Empire. How times change.

via Joe


Does McMcain Stand For Anything? Part IV

Robert Gordon and James Kvaal on McCain's "delusional tax plan"

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Fill 'er up!



Does McCain Stand For Anything? Part III

The Myth of Green McCain by Kate Sheppard.
But while McCain maintains that global warming will be one of his top three issues as president, he has not articulated a plan of action, nor has he updated his policy positions to reflect changing scientific understanding. Despite all the kudos he gets for acknowledging the threat of climate change, both his record and policy reveal a candidate who is confused about what he's supposed to advocate, and lacks true conviction about environmental protection.

Not surprise McCain has no plan. Republicans have a habit of talking big, but when it comes to the grunt work, they are absent from true debate.

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Science Killed Ben Stein's Relatives

Ben Stein, he of "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller," fame says this about scientists:
When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers [i.e. biologist P.Z. Myers], talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you.

via NRO
Soooo, science leads us to death. Hmmmm. Tell that to my mom that survived colon cancer because of, wait for it...SCIENCE. Tell that to those living with HIV because of, wait for it...SCIENCE. Let's not forget Ben Stein has a career in film because film was made possible by, wait for it...SCIENCE. If I remember correctly, Mr. Stein is hawking Clearasil eye drops which "gets the red out." I wonder who discovered how to get the red out? Wait for it...SCIENCE.
I guess I can understand why Mr. Stein is saying such stupid things, though. After all, he does have a movie to sell to the gullible masses of right-wing christianist.

But there is a problem with Mr. Stein's movie. It's full of lies. No surprise there, proponents of intelligent design have always had an iffy relationship with the truth.