Monday, May 24, 2010

Tea Party 2.0

Rand Paul – heir of the dog.
Ron Paul – the dog.

Glenn Beck now had FreedomWorks as a sponsor and is touting the organization on his radio show as the best suited to unite tea party activists. FreedomWorks, you’ll recall is run for fun and profit by that scum-sucking pig, former Texas Congressman Dick Armey.

Sarah Palin rats on Obama claiming he is in bed with Big Oil. Wasn't her husband on the BP payroll for the past 17 years?

"I've been told by the ocean experts this stuff could hang out there on the bottom of the Gulf for more than 100 years. And as long as it's out there, it can come ashore” -- Ed Overton, LSU professor.

The overpowering orthodoxy of men’s studies is that if you’re male, you’re bad or in need of remedy, says Dr. Lionel Tiger, a native Montrealer who taught at the University of British Columbia for five years.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gulf oil spill a month later ...

Memo to President Obama
RE: the BP oil spill

Sorry, Boss. Just appointing a study commission won’t cut it.

We need dramatic, drastic action to save the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys and the Eastern Seaboard – hell, maybe even the Atlantic Ocean.

Nobody trusts BP to fix this mess. Every hour, BP lies about how much oil is spewing out. Every hour. They are more concerned with covering their corporate ass than the terrible sludge that is destroying life in our wetlands.

Take charge, Mr. President. If we don’t have the technology, commandeer theirs. If we don’t have the manpower, call up the National Guard. If you have to, use helmets for buckets.

Do something.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

More. Gimme more.

For those keeping score, there have been seven special elections for U.S. House seats since the president's inauguration 16 months ago: NY20, IL5, CA32, CA10, NY23, FL19, and PA12. Democrats have won all seven -- Steve Benen Washington Monthly.

In April, the Republican National Committee spent more than two grand on softball equipment. Now, if they could only find a leader who can teach them how to play ball.

Quote: Susan B. Anthony, a lifelong Quaker, included Mormons, Catholics, Christians, Jews and atheists in her movement. But she firmly believed that religion had no place in politics. "I dislike those who know so well what God wants them to do," she said, "because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."

Rand Paul. (That just about says it all.)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

When sex was ugly

Breaking news: scientists and voyeurs are pretty sure early humans had sex with Neanderthals. That would explain how Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck learned how to walk upright.

Her Facebook fans are falling out of love with Sarah Palin. When she endorsed non-Tea Bagger Carly Fiorina in the California U.S. senate race, many fans called “Strike two.” The first being her recent endorsement of another non-Tea Bagger, John McCain.

"Democrats are always suspect on national security, and anything that makes them look weak on national security creates an opportunity for Republicans," said Whit Ayres, a GOP pollster. An opportunity out of terrorism? That’s cold.

And Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes the BP oil disaster could be “an act of God.” So, this Neanderthal walks into a bar …

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gulf oil spill will change life on earth

It’s like watching the end of the world.

The oil spill in the Gulf is a disaster that will plague all living things for decades. Soon enough, the gulf coastline will have a brown ring that stinks and kills. For decades.

This is big. Life on earth will change.

This is going to cost us. Lives will be ruined by the economic calamity. A way of life could vanish for shrimpers and oystermen. Land will be ruined by the oil that relentlessly seeps ashore. Plants and fish and wildlife will die in the thousands. Grieve for the eco system. Our eco system.

When will we learn?

How many more drilling rigs need to fail? How many more tankers need to run aground?

Frankly, I was sick at heart when Obama allowed for more offshore oil rigs. And I was furious when Palin chirped “Drill, baby, drill.”

When will we learn?

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