March 20, 2011
Gadhafi vows long war after US, allies strike – Yahoo! News
Ex-FREAKIN-scuse me… WHERE ARE THE PROTESTERS?!!!
Cindy Sheehan? Campouts at the presidents house? Protests in San Francisco? The moral urgency? David Letterman? Jon Stewart? Stephen Colbert? Nancy Pelosi? NY Times? Declaration of War from congress – or even a resolution?
Oh thats right… back then it was all about oil.
UPDATE: Found this in the comments section of the Althouse blog:
Scott Walker’s invasion of Libya is an illegal war of choice on a sovereign nation. No blood for cheese! Wait a minute… I think I have the wrong script. Give me a minute, here.
3/19/11 9:31 PM
March 3, 2011
Barrage of Game-Promotion Ballons and Fliers Pollute San Francisco [UPDATES] – SFist
This is what people in San Francisco get freaked about… balloons in the bay. These are video game promotional balloons that ended up in the bay instead of in the air.
As you can see, the balloons have now settled in the Bay where they run the risk of threatening wildlife.
Seriously – nothing substantial is at risk, except maybe the fragile “house of cards” image that environmentalists have of the environment.
March 2, 2011
Zombie » Outside Job: Using the Oscars to legitimize a political theory
Good stuff shedding light on liberal advocates pushing lenders to make bad loans, then decrying efforts by those banks to turn bad money into good, and all while proudly twisting the truth in an Oscar winning movie.
Yup – sounds like a liberal.
The meltdown was not caused by the bankers who mislabeled their risky debt; the economy would have collapsed no matter who was holding the bag when it all went sour. The only crime committed by the villains depicted in Inside Job was to make sure they weren’t personally liable when all those bad investments went kablooey.
And I like this description of big business… because this is what a large company that’s trying to attract investors is SUPPOSED to be like:
It’s clever to stir up populist outrage against the fatcats who tried to enrich themselves when everyone else went broke. Who doesn’t hate devious fatcats? Even I hate them. But in this case I know that they didn’t cause the recession: they merely tried to profit from it. Because that’s what fatcats do: They try to profit from anything, in any financial climate. That’s what makes them fatcats.
And finally the bit about fooling a TV audience that’s more interested in entertainment than politics… but maybe took the bait as well:
But most Americans will never know any of this. Inside Job dominates the headlines, and the thesis it puts forth is the accepted wisdom of an angry nation. Only the few of you reading this essay, plus a handful of researchers and analysts, are aware that there’s a different side to the story. I concede my likely defeat in this particular battle from the War of Ideas. But all I can do is call it like I see it, a tiny voice in a hurricane of disinformation blowing in the other direction.
January 4, 2011
via Keep Your Laws Off My Body – By Jonah Goldberg – The Corner – National Review Online
There are so many liberal/progressive ideas that just don’t make sense…
From the comments section:
In addition to the health care mandate, we have the bureacrats telling us what we can eat, how much to exercise and that we can’t drink alcohol, soda or tap water. Oh, we also can’t introduce smoke tobacco variety into our bodies, but we should legalize pot marijuana smoking.
There is no consistency here, no logic at all.
August 18, 2009
Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » EXCLUSIVE: Lies Revealed — Greenpeace Leader Admits Arctic Ice Exaggeration
Thought I was finished posting for the day but came across this – the outgoing leader of Greenpeace, Gerd Leipold, admits their much heralded claim that Arctic ice would be fully melted by 2030 “may have been a mistake.”
The BBC reporter accused Leipold and Greenpeace of releasing “misleading information” and using “exaggeration and alarmism.”
You think? Here are some stats on Arctic ice – an area of 1 million square miles and nearly 2 miles thick in the center. It’s not like defrosting a case of veggie burgers…
Then there was this gem about Greenpeace claims in the comments:
…only the stoned or truly stupid believed them…