Thursday, May 31, 2007

NH to ban smoking in bars, restaurants -

The Free State Project was too little, too late to stop this one.  As one person on Fark.Com said, this is how freedom will die, to a round of applause. tags: , ,

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Straight Dope Staff Report: Why are the bees disappearing?

Reason #2 to turn off your TV when the news comes on (reason #1 is that it's 90% indistinguishable from American Idol), and reason #1 to read stories from various sources and do your own research. tags: ,

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

All Things Conservative: GOP Debate Play-By-Play

Comments from another blog on the GOP presidential debate.  Predictably, the blogger thought Ron Paul sounded like a Democrat - ask a Democrat, and Ron Paul will sound like a Republican.  That's because Democrats and Republicans sound alike, and when they hear something different, they can only blame the other side of their single coin...

One comment I have on this blog:

Tom Tancredo made one of the most memorable, and true, statements of the night when talking about the war on terror.  He said that our enemies will attack us even if we leave the Middle East or stop supporting Israel because it's a "dictate of their religion";  very true, too bad more politicians don't have the sand to admit it.

Is Tom Tancredo a theologist?  How does he know so much about Islam that has eluded everyone else?  I think he's like every Republican since Lincoln - a consummate politician who doesn't care a whit about anything other than being in power, and will therefore say whatever the sheeple will like so he can get there.

The rest of the blog (go ahead and read it) is typical right-wing republican tripe.  If I hear Republicans talk about how much Democrats spend when Bush Sr. and Jr. were the worst fucking spending presidents in history, I'll puke.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

N.H. finds voluntary vaccination works

And the only reason I don't move to New Hampshire with the rest of porcupines is because my family lives there.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Welcome to Third-World, aka the U.S.A.

You are now a member of a military dictatorship, at least if you live and claim citizenship in the U.S.  That's because, back in October 2006, the Defense Authorization Act gave the president the power to declare martial law basically whenever he likes.  The law states the conditions under which the president may declare martial law, and the last condition on the list is "other conditions".  In other words, whenever he feels like it.

An editorial in the New York Times gives you the big picture - commentary from James Bovard from American Conservative and Justin Raimondo from provides the color commentary on the demise of your democracy.  My info comes from the Advocates for Self-Government - the story link is below.

And when you're done being outraged, contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to support Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Christopher Bond (R-MO) in their efforts to get Senate Bill 513 passed, as well as the House bill H.R. 869.

And make sure your fellow voters in Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, and California know that Senators Carl Levin (D-MI), John Warner (R-VA), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) either wrote the provision themselves, or personally endorsed it.  These four men are guilty of handing your liberty over to the current sitting president.

Link to Liberator Online - May 3, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Teen punished over violent video game

Get your kids out of public schools NOW.  I mean it - this is the type of racist stereotyping that passes for responsible school administration these days.  Your kids are being brainwashed into thinking about the moment, not contemplating long term consequences to their actions.

The administrators who executed this knee-jerk blasphemy should be taken out and re-educated themselves. 

And the parents of Jordan Schlafer should inform their dear young daughter that, somewhere in the records of City Hall, available for anyone to ask for, see, and copy, are the blueprints of her precious little school, part of the public record.  Also inform your little genius that anyone can see a detailed overhead view of her school on Google Maps or Live Maps.  Anyone can even see it in 3D view from any cardinal point, and draw it to scale on their own.  Then, if she's not scared enough, tell her anyone can do the same thing for her house.

Then tell her to stop being a scared little sheep and teach her think.

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