Month: December 2007

Global Warming Not Bipartisan: Red States Doomed

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Global Warming Will Save America from the Right…Eventually | BaltimoreChronicle.com

That’s it. We conservatives better start getting serious about global warming by harvesting rainwater, installing composting toilets, and greening up our sex lives if we’re going to save our skin.

Yep, another leftist wing nut has come loose. According to Dave Lindorff, (veteran, Columbia graduate, and ardent Gore groupie) global warming will shrink the red states and force us negligent right wingers who live here to flock to the blue region and into the arms of those who, “told us so”.

Guess he missed the ice storm.

Lindorff is quite Hitler-esque in how he plans on welcoming the hapless, right-wing victims of their man-made (snicker) disaster who come crawling to the left for help:

The important thing is that we, on the higher ground both actually and
figuratively, need to remember that, when they begin their historic
migration from their doomed regions, we not give them the keys to the
city. They certainly should be offered assistance in their time of
need, but we need to keep a firm grip on our political systems, making
sure that these guilty throngs who allowed the world to go to hell are
gerrymandered into political impotence in their new homes.

There will be much work to be done to help the earth and its
residents—human and non-human—survive this man-made catastrophe, and we
can’t have these future refugee troglodytes, should their personal
disasters still fail to make them recognize reality, mucking things up
again.

It should be considered acceptable, in this stifling new world, to say, “Shut up. We told you this would happen.”

Now this is compassion liberal style: “guilty throngs” who “allowed the world to go to hell” will be “future refugee troglodytes”. Auschwitz comes to mind. Of course the only ice to be found will be in the blue state region so Siberia would be more apropos. And that would make Lindorff more like…Lenin?

But for all his delusions, Lindorff managed to get one thing right: A “new world” run by flaming liberals would be stifling.

Need convincing? This from Britan’s Environment Agency. Required reading for global warming acolytes like Lindorff.

The top 20: What the panel prescribes

1 Dramatically improve the energy efficiency of electrical goods

2 Religious leaders to make the environment a priority for their followers

3 Encourage the widespread use of solar power throughout the world

4 Secure a meaningful post-Kyoto treaty on reducing the emissions that contribute to global warming

5 Encourage households to generate much more of their own power

6 Introduce tax incentives to “buy green”

7 Tackle the rapid growth in aviation emissions

8 Wean ourselves off dependency on petroleum

9 Encourage individuals to buy less non-essential “stuff ”

10 Dramatically improve public transport

11 Aim for a “zero waste” culture

12 Install “smart energy” meters in all homes

13 Introduce a measure of economic success that includes the environment

14 Fully harness Britain’s huge potential for generating renewable energy

15 Seek alternative, less damaging sources for biofuels

16 Bury carbon dioxide from power stations underground

17 Encourage hydrogen fuel cell technology in cars

18 Implement government policies to control global population growth

19 Reach international agreement on preserving rainforests

20 Create better incentives to improve energy efficiency in the home

Zero waste culture? Good thing cork is considered green-friendly.

Implement government policies to control global population growth?? And leave Angelina Jolie with no babies to adopt? And just pondering how the government would implement population growth policies sends shivers up my spine. China and India have been giving the whole population control thing a whirl. It’s called genocide. But hey, if it means a greener, cleaner evironment then why not. After all, it’s about the planet, Stupid, not people.

Global warming is a liberal’s dream. Big, intrusive government monitoring how we flush and reproduce. Oh, and taxing the non-compliant.

But there is a silver lining to Lindorff’s absurd claims that the climate is somehow partisan. If the red states are doomed to destruction, I’m banking on a mass exodus of liberals from my still very redish state. If his postulations have even half the shelf life that other global warming theories have had, my grandkids could live in a lib-free red state.

Now that’s what I call controlling population growth.

Oklahoma Gets Power but Is Denied Christmas

The Reality Check » Blog Archive » Oklahoma City government employees told: “No Christmas this year”

It’s funny how those who are trying to ban Christmas, or its verbiage, have no qualms about taking time off work and school to celebrate it. The newest member of the Hate Christmas Glee Club is the Oklahoma City government who has told employees that they can’t display any Christmas items such as nativity scenes, angels, crosses, or anything that has clear religious significance. How original. Did they come up with that all by themselves?

In the spirit of clarity, let’s get some things straight. Christmas is a religious holiday. It is a celebration of the birth of Christ. For those of us who are cognizant of the fact that we need a savior, this is a big deal, therefore we celebrate it. But there are those who just want to tailgate on our party and get a couple weeks off work or school. Key phrase here: Our party.

Honestly, if you don’t like Christmas…that’s Christ-mas…then don’t celebrate it. For that matter, don’t rename it the “Holiday Season” or “Winter Break”. A lot of court time could be freed up if the anti-Christmas zealots would just stop trying to reconfigure a 2000+ year religion.

But it’s not really about Christmas or religion, is it? It’s about getting time off and justifying it.

Those people who want to ban the religious aspect of Christmas yet still take time off work and school have a serious integrity problem. And I’ve got a message for all the duplicitous Christmas kill-joys out there.

To that atheist who works tirelessly to get “In God We Trust” off our money and yet flies to Aspen for the “holidays”. Uh pal, that holiday, renamed or not, is a Jesus (God’s Son)-is-born-holiday! Ski on you hypocrite.

And to that anti-God zealot who works in the second cubicle at the tag agency, you know who you are, the one who whines to his boss that his rights are being violated by Betty’s blatant display of “Jesus is the reason for the Season” displayed in her cubicle. Where do you get off taking Christmas day off? Take your presents back, burn the tree, and get to work. I’m thinking I need my license renewed on December 25th.

And to the gaggle of public school administrators and teachers who get their jollies out of hassling small children about bringing Bibles to school, banning kids from saying Merry Christmas, and telling graduating seniors they can’t pray, I’m thinking a teacher in-service day is in order for Christmas day. No sense in celebrating the holiday of the very religion you are hell-bent (bound?) on removing from society.

It’s time for some nation wide honesty. If you hate Christmas don’t celebrate it. If you want a winter break or a holiday season, pick another date; January is wide open. We Christians won’t mind. We won’t even tell you how to celebrate it or decorate for it. And chances are, if you would just shut up and let us celebrate our holiday our way, we won’t even mind working while you are off celebrating yours.

Oh, and have a holly, jolly CHRISTmas.

Oklahomans to Burn Al Gore in Effigy

Uh, yea…so the ice has finally melted here in Oklahoma, and we finally have power. Six days with no electricity or water. Ain’t we got fun?

I’ve got a message for all the global warming tree-hugging lemmings out there: Take away my fossil fuels and I will systematically burn every tree in my path, and, as kindling, Al Gore in effigy. Why trees (and not the real Al Gore?) Because that’s all we had to keep us warm for the last six days. And thank goodness(?) we lost so many trees on our land or else we wouldn’t have had any to burn due to the price gouging on cut, dry wood.

I know, I know, people in third world countries have it worse. But America isn’t a third world country, and we’d do well to stop trying to make it one.

The global warming pontiffs, if they get their way and save us from our horrid fossil fuel fetish, will ensure Ice Storm 2007 conditions nationwide every winter. But like all liberals with a cause, they will, no doubt, be exempt from the very restrictions they propose, er…I mean impose.

Turning our downed trees into fuel for heat.

Schoolwork by flashlight. Public school days lost-3. Home school days lost-0.

It is now a balmy 55 degrees here in central Oklahoma, yet some 30,000 people are still without power. If you’ve got lights that turn on and an oven to cook your meals in, thank a fossil.

Equal Rights for Skinny Chicks

My Way News – Hewitt Strikes Back Over Bikini Shots

“A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be,” Hewitt responded in a post Thursday.

And thank you Jennifer Love Hewitt for bringing this very important issue to our attention, but I beg to differ. A size 2 is enormous compared to what it was ten years ago. Hewitt has Marilyn Monroe curves in this picture, and we all know Marilyn wasn’t a size 2! (Miss Monroe stats: Dress size-12. Pant size-9.)

Before I go on I should warn that I have no intention of being politically correct where this issue is concerned. Me – the skinny chick, I’m the one being discriminated against. If you are overweight and offended by what I say, tough. Shed about 25-plus pounds, try to find a size 0, and then call me.

But on with my tirade.

I can still get into a pair of pants I wore in high school. While not fashionable, they are a size 5 and they fit. But when I try on today’s version of a size 5 it’s the equivalent of a size 7 of ten years ago. And I can easily slide them off without even having to undo the button or unzip the fly.

And why is this happening? Because the garment district is making the sizes larger than they used to be to accommodate America’s growing obsession with pounding the food instead of the pavement.

If you think I’m just whining, which I am, take a stroll through the petite section of your nearest department store. It will be those two racks of cardigans and stretch pants next to “Formal Wear”. Then walk through the “Womens (aka, over-weight chick) Section”. It will be those 25 racks that take up one-third of the store (along with an expansive section in “Undergarments”…don’t get me started) full of fashionable and trendy clothes.

It’s a conspiracy against women with high metabolisms. And all so the starlets in Hollywood can be spared the trauma of saying, “I’m a size 8”.

If you’re a size 2 by today’s standards you aren’t fat, you’re just really a size 5 or 6. Or in Hewitt’s case, a size 8 or 9. Honestly, if we’d just stop redefining things in an effort to accommodate our vices and justify having any shape, we might have some continuity around here.

Look at Ms. Hewitt and tell me she’s a size 2. There is no way. Well, I mean, there is a way with the new and improved sizing system, but that’s my point. I’m not knocking the girl for having curves. More power to her. Like my husband says, “Who wants to hug a lawn chair?” But let’s get with reality, shall we?

Thanks to the new sizes, I am now apparently a size 0. When I was in school, granted it was public school, but when I was in school I learned that a zero was just that…a zero. How can someone be a size 0? Taken to its logical conclusion, it doesn’t exist. Aren’t there still laws against causing someone outside of the womb to cease to exist?

I used to say I was a perfect size 5, because I was. Now I can’t buy clothes off the rack because apparently I don’t exist. And if I were to be a size 5 by today’s standards, with my short stature, I’d be buying my clothes in that larger section in the back of the store. And then I wouldn’t have any problems buying clothes. Hey wait, I think I’m on to something…pass me the marshmallow cream.

A friend of mine who sported about 25 unwanted pounds once said to me while we were shopping, “I’m going to hate clothes shopping with you and your tiny little figure. You’ll look cute in anything.”

My reply, “Just wait.”

As we walked out of the mall several frustrating hours later, she with several bags, me with one (shoes), she said, “I take it back. It would suck to be you.”

So you see, the farce of pretending to embrace “curvy women” while denying their true size, combined with the clothing industry’s unabashed size-rigging is actually deceiving overweight women into believing they are smaller than they really are…and allowing them to dress fashionably doing so.

Is Hewitt overweight? Not by a long shot. But to have her be a spokeswoman for the true size 2’s (and size 5’s) of this world is a bit much. Thanks Jen, but it’s a little hard to take you seriously when you try to champion for something you’re not.

Hillary and Mary Jane Head to Iowa

My Way News – Clinton Cranks Up Rhetoric Against Obama

Am I the only one who thinks Hillary comes off as some kind of wannabe groupie? Or better yet, a really bad entertainer with a gaggle of groupies following her?

Proving once again that there is not one person, dead or alive, that she won’t exploit for a vote, Hillary holds a bash at the Surf Ballroom, and capitalizes on its notoriety as being the last place Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper played before their deaths.

She held a campaign event at the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, the same hall where three Rock ‘n’ Roll legends performed before their death in a plane crash in February 1959.

“I am old enough to remember Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper,” Clinton told her audience. She said she felt like hearing Valens'”La Bamba.”

She was late for the Clear Lake event after a campaign plane carrying reporters ahead of her remained on the runway after landing when the cabin began filling with smoke. The plane had to be towed off the runway before Clinton’s plane could land. The source of the smoke was not immediately apparent, the pilot and campaign aides said.

Hmmm…Surf Ballroom, the memory of dead Rock ‘n’ Rollers, smoke in the cockpit…Oh yea, it’s party time. Before attempting to rock the Iowa vote Hillary primed her reporters by treating them to a little mid-air Mary Jane party. Call it a campaign trail if you want, but I just can’t get the bus scene (pick one) from the movie Almost Famous out of my mind.

In the reporters’ defense, and true to Clinton protocol, I’m sure no one inhaled.