Friday, June 08, 2007

Global Warming Lies

Here's the headline to an AP Story

Group: Climate Change Imperils Monuments

Then we get to the story

Rising seas, spreading deserts, intensifying weather and other harbingers of climate change are threatening cultural landmarks from Canada to Antarctica, the World Monuments Fund said Wednesday.

But when you actually get to the World Monument Fund Site and check out each of the sites they claim in the story as being in danger, global warming is not what is putting the sites at risk.

For instance, one site is Falmouth Historic Town, Falmouth Jamaica. The threat; economic and development pressures, not anything related to global warming.

Let's take another, Tutuveni Petroglyph Site, Hopi Tribal Land. The threat, vandalism.

What about one of the sites noted in the article, the Macha Picchu Historic Sanctuary. The threat; uncontrolled tourism and development pressures.

So it's pretty clear to me the AP is just flat out fabricating their "news" report.

I guess it's a good thing the main stream media has fact checkers or we might not that quality, accurate news, unlike the blogs.

The Endless Campaign

Why do we inflict such cruel and unusual punishment? Because our winner is not just chief magistrate but king. True, the kingship is temporary, but its glories and perks are beyond compare -- the pomp and pampering of a head of state, married to the real political power of controlling the most important state on the planet.

The bargain we offer the candidate is this: We will make you Lord, circling celestially above us on Air Force One, but because we are flinty Jeffersonian yeomen, we insist that you flatter us first with a very extended show of camaraderie and commonality with the Iowa farmer, the New Hampshire alderman and the South Carolina good ol' boy. Aboriginal tribes have slightly different rituals for those who pretend to kingship, but the idea is the same: ordeal before dominion.

Charles Krauthammer: The Endless Campaign

Privileged People

The sheriff engineered the jailbreak.

Imagine that. Actually, it's not hard to imagine.

Paris Hilton is a Privileged Person, which means in this particular case she gets to do the whole crime, but only a bit of the time.

Specifically, she did a little more than 72 hours of her 23-day sentence in the Los Angeles County lock-up, then was ushered from the facility in the dead of night with nary a paparazzo in sight.

Yet a spokesman for the sheriff's department insisted - with a perfectly straight face: "Paris Hilton has paid her debt to society."

Conservatives Left Behind

Over at NRO, Kathryn Lopez details the love/hate relationship conservatives have with George Bush in light of the immigration reform bill failure in the senate.

It's an interesting piece and one that has me wonder, shouldn't there be a truth in advertising law related to politics? The conventional wisdom is that the republican party is the conservative party. But the party is littered with liberals such as George Voinovich, Arlen Specter, Chuck Hagel and Olympia Snowe to true conservatives such as Mitch McConnell and John Thune.

Compare that the democratic party, you couldn't find a conservative in the party with a search warrant.

It's why I'm such a proponent of 1) term limits 2) a viable third party.

People say that term limits already exist, the voters just vote out the bums when we don't want them anymore. But I would offer that extended stays in either body of congress creates liberals by default.

Really, in Ohio, how is a conservative going to beat Voinovich in a gop primary? It's next to impossible. All he has to do is become a conservative for a year to placate "the base" so he can run as a conservative. He's in like silk.

Once one of these cretins establishes some longevity, it's all about cozying up with your chums in DC and less about governing on principle. It's totally how this whole immigration fiasco came to being. If conservatives hadn't raised their voices, these clowns would be over at the local DC social club bruising themselves from all the back slapping as they pulled another one over on the masses.

If we had a viable third party we could actually have some party discipline and accountability based on adherence to principle.

But Gordon, nobody would ever get a majority and therefore a mandate to govern.

I wouldn't be opposed to run off elections for congressman if that's what it would take to get rid of our current system.

The fact is, conservative ideology wins time after time in the idea war. I believe conservatives want somebody, anybody, to take the conservative fight to the street and yet we cannot find anyone in government willing to pick up that flag and run with it.

While I think rush Limbaugh is an ideological lightweight, he was at least the first person out there picking up the ball and taking it to the socialists and calling out country club republicans and RINO's for who they truly are, socialist in drag.

Wanted. One principled conservative needed for a congress/senate/presidential run... another socialist need not apply.

Around the Blogger World

Immigration work not Done - Red State
Jeff Sessions, American Hero & Alabama Smackdown - PoliPundit
How much is Realtor Worth? - Freakonomics
Victory for now, No Thanks to Voinovich - Gribbit's Word
Voinovich in need of Intervention - Porkopolis

Washington gets Imused

Not that I watch Grey's Anatomy, but it appears that Isaiah Washington won't be returning to the show.

Is it because of bad acting? I don't think so otherwise, half the cast would be gone.

Is it because he's male? It appears Patrick Dempsey's going to be back.

Is it because he's black? There are two black actors on the show returning.

My guess is. it's because he made a couple of slurs against gays, specifically one of the co-stars.

Look, I'm a free market guy, the show can hire and fire anyone on the show they damn well please for whatever reason. And since I don't watch the show I couldn't care less who they dump.

But, I wonder if others see the cultural trend of sanitizing the language and forcing the politically correct language on society? Again the people most fervent about free speech always seem to be the ones squashing those that don't speak their language.

While this isn't a 1st amendment free speech issue, I wonder what the repercussions to Washington would have been if he called George Bush a "faggot"? My guess, he'd have the lead on the show.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Around the Blogger World

Climate Gas Tax - Big Dog Blog
Senators Must be History Buffs - Buckeye Institute
Edwards - Captains Quarters
Dayton Mayor - Bizzyblog
California v rest of the US - One Oar in the Water
Gay Marriage a "Moral Good"? - eyehackerblog
Mama Government - Spacetropic


For the most part, I've ignored much of the presidential beauty contest (aka the primary season) because, frankly, it's just too damn early.

I've been a luke warm supporter of Giuliani's because he's the one of the few of these clowns that's actually run a government. I'm not wild about his abortion views but so what? In my mind there is almost nothing a president can do about abortion as long as the supreme court has carved out the issue for it's domain. However, Giuliani has been very vocal about the judges he would appoint (judges like Alito, Scalia and Roberts) and as far as I'm concerned that's all he can do.

I did not watch the debates this week but I heard the answer Giuliani had for Wolf Blitzer's question about a potential Scooter Libby pardon. He smacked it out of the park.

The guy is presidential.

By the way, I wonder if the dirt bags at CNN asked any of the Democratic candidates about whether they believe in creation or evolution.

Quote of the Day

“The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda,” said Mr. Ailes. “And that’s what’s coming.”

Roger Ailes

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Keep him out of my neighborhood

Here's another case of a sex offender that may be moving to your neighborhood. Be on the lookout because he may grab your kids and do all kinds of things to them.

How do I know? This was his offense

....sentenced to 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17....

So I guess he can go inhabit a sex offender colony like the one Conservative Culture wants to create for these people.

Compassion II

If, after my last post, you believe liberals are more compassionate than conservatives, you might want to read this piece about the growing rift between the hippies and homeless types in San Francisco's Haight Asbury area.

Money Quote

I'm sick of stepping over gangs of kids, only to be told 'Die, yuppie!' A lot of us were flower children, but we grew up," said Robert Shadoian, 58, a retired family therapist. "There are responsibilities in this world you have to meet. You can't be drugged out 24/7 and expect the world to take care of you."

Maybe the most powerful part of this quote is this ".....but we grew up...." Spoken like a true conservative. Maybe Shrek O'Donnell could read this.


The standard paradigm in political lexicon is that liberals have compassion for their fellow man and conservatives do not. So much so that we've even termed the phase to acknowledge such.

However, let's play a game....

Let's assume that an alcoholic comes to you begging for a drink. You know a drink will only add to his demise. Are you compassionate if you give him the drink for which he is begging or do you not?

How do you think a liberal would handle this v. a conservative or would their be a difference at all?

There is a great piece in the American Thinker about compassion v. idiot compassion.

My personal experience is that liberals are the most compassionate people in the world so long as 1) they don't have to pay for their compassion with actual dollars 2) they don't have to get their hands dirty.

See also - John Stossel's "Who Gives the Most"

Be Careful of your Party Guests

Gordon's getting old. How do I know? When I used to have a party I thought it would be cool if a few professional football players showed up and hung with the guys.

I think partying is a little different today.

Here's how a Bengal shows up at your party today.

Thurman attended a house party in his hometown of Monticello, Georgia Saturday night. At around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, he was grinding on another partygoer's girlfriend, which upset the partygoer in question. Said partygoer asked Thurman to stop, then returned his attention to a game of pool. The rest of the story, according to the email I received:

Big mistake. Thurman ran up to the guy, pushed him down, and kicked the shit out of his face knocking the guy out. He then left, and moments later came back with his entourage carrying guns. Some of the people there were able to calm him down, and get him to leave for good.

The moral to the story, end your party by 3 a.m. or a Bengal may show up, hit on your girlfriend and put a gun in your mouth.

I'm sure he was just being profiled by a Cincinnati Cop.

Around the Blogger World

Debate Blow by Blow - The Corner
D-Day - Third Wave Dave
Bush: Russia Better Ally than Democrats - Scrappleface
When Government Controls Healthcare - The Boring Made Dull
Club for Growth On Rudy - Viking Spirit Blog
D-Day - Return of the Conservatives
Global Warming on Mars - Eco Logic Powerhouse

When Global Warming hit's home

Gordon is bummed. It appears that beer prices will be going up in the near future.


Skyrocketing grain prices.


Because it appears that due to ethanol production requirements imposed by a number of states the price of corn and, subsequently, other grains have shot up.

Never mind that it actually takes more energy to make ethanol then the ethanol actually provides it's all about looking like you're doing something. Well, now my Miller Lite is probably going to go up $ .25 a bottle.

In a related story, apparently Tequila production in Mexico is down because many of the farmers have switched from growing the Aguave Cactus plant to Corn.

Well the hell is my margarita?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Just when you think Ohio's a mess

Living in Ohio would be really depressing if it wasn't for, welllll, Michigan.

Today, a Man was killed while attempting to steal copper wiring from a live electrical transformer.

If it wasn't ridiculous enough, this guy wasn't even the only one attempting this.

Just a few blocks away from this incident, another man was injured this morning when he fell from a light pole while attempting to steal copper wire. He was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown.

Look for these guys at a Darwin awards ceremony near you.


As I mentioned yesterday, I was off for a golf outing at the Golf Club, in Dublin, Ohio, Sponsored by Paychex.

We braved the 35 mph winds, cold beer and some bad Gordon strokes, to post a 3 under 69. Good enough for a middle of the pack finish.

During the outing, we got a chance to meet Jeff Sluman, PGA professional who hit a ball for us on 18. His drive was about 280 yards, left us about 30 yards from the green which we converted into a nice par.

While I played especially crappy, it was a great day to get out of the office, meet a couple of nice playing partners, and drink a couple of free beers.

If I could only work that out on a daily basis, life would be good.

Around the Blogger World

Jefferson indictment - Big Dog Blog
Rudy's Spin - Polipundit
Congressional Point System - Scrappleface
Auto Sales - BizzyBlog
The Amnesty Fraud - Townhall, Thomas Sowell
Clowns on Parade - Liberally Conservative

Jefferson Indicted

William Jefferson was indicted yesterday on bribery and racketeering charges. I found it interesting that the charges were reported on page A4 of the local rag.

Imagine a republican caught with $90,000 in his freezer. Remember the Hammer Tom Delay. He didn't even have money in his freezer and it was headline news for days.

My Nostradamus pick of the week; unlike a republican, Jefferson will get to fill out his remaining term and the bozos in his district will re-elect him. Not unlike murderer Ted Kennedy.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Gordon's Golfing

Gordon is out today for a golf outing, so my posts will be few.

If you live near a golf course be careful. I did a little practice Friday and actually hit a ball to myself.

I guess when you are missing opposable digits, you can't expect too much....

Around the Blogger World

Jobs America Will Not Do - Big Dog Blog
Congress is Ignoring You - Third Wave Dave
Hard to Say Goodbye - Newshound
GOP Donations are down, What a Shocker - Conservative UAW Guy
Bush wants to help Environment, Hippies Mad - Smoke 'em if you got 'em
Awkward but not that awkward (video) - Deadpsin

God and Time

Yet another piece in the Enquirer against the Creation Museum.

It's dawned on me that of the things that gets both religious and non religious people in trouble is the concept of time.

You see, God is infinite, Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. When God stretches out time line for infinity, humans are the only ones with a want or need to define time.

So what exactly is the concept of a day when compared to infinity?

I think religious people distance non believers when they try to impress upon them that the earth is only 6,000 years old. Especially, in the face of so much scientific evidence. Remember, that a day in earth time is a complete spin of the earth's axis so when God said "let there be light", there was know way of measuring a day because there was no earth, let alone, a spin of the earth's axis. So how is it we have a day.

At the same time, atheists and scientific types keep missing the "science" of creation. I would challenge them to dictate how long a day is in the face of infinity.

Porkopolis has a really good analysis of all the sciences that needed to occur just to build the Museum. He conveniently, uses the term science when discussing things like the "science" of thermal dynamics. It is in fact scientific law, not a theory, like evolution.

Once again, Evolution is a theory. The scientific types get all high and mighty about their faith in a theory, which is absolutely no different than one's faith in God. They believe without any discernible proof and no ability to prove the theory under any circumstance.

Once again, I still stunned at how many people seem to be offended by the museum. If it's as fictitious as many of them believe would they be as offended by the world's largest ball of twine. I mean how do you prove that it's the world's largest ball of twine? Has science dictated that it's the world's largest ball of twine? If people started thinking that this was God would they be just as offended?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Be a light today

A long time ago, I decided that every time I had an interaction with someone, whether they are a bartender, my barber, my girlfriend, a buddy, that they would consider their lives better for that interaction.

It's a tough one to commit to and even harder to follow through with.

But think about it. Imagine every single person you interact with on a daily basis. Imagine what the world might look like if every person's life was positively impacted by having an interaction with you. It's mind boggling yet possible.

God has never called out to me via a burning bush to give me my mission in life. I only know that he calls me out to bring passion and energy to the party called life. What can you bring?

My favorite Bible verse is Luke 8:16 (quoting Jesus).

"No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand so that those who come in can see the light....."

Are the people in your life seeing the light in you or are you hiding it from the world? Let's all get out in the world so that every one may see the light.