Friday, December 31, 2010

It’s Snowing in Winter! Global Warming is Fake!

I came across this fine rebuttal to the Global Warming is a hoax crowd at Pandagon here Since it’s 15 – 25 below wind chill factor on Monument today I thought it fitting. Let’s review: blizzards in unusual locations (recently France and the U.K.) are predicted by climate change models. There is a difference between global warming and climate change.

Unless you are the crowd that will buy the DVD’s for Sunday School classes that prove the latest end-times deception is anything environmental. (Resisting the Green Dragon -not linking here). Because protecting our environment is idol worship and God gave us dominion over the earth and Jesus invented the Free Market and so we can trash everything at will and God will create a new Heaven and a new Earth and so recycling is Satanic.

*sigh*. What happened to taking care of the Garden? How about good stewardship of all your resources?

Anyway, early morning and the New Year’s Eve snow is coming to a halt. Happy 2011.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TSA attacks pilot who exposed failures of TSA

Flight crews have to go through the same screening lines at airports that we do. Baggage handlers and cabin cleaners do not. An elderly lady who caused a security breach shut down the Austin airport for two hours while they searched planes for anything she might have snuck on board, but cabin cleaners get no screening? Cabin cleaners that go onto planes and could leave anything at any time?

A pilot who exposed the TSA practice is in trouble, and authorities came to his home to take his gun – the one he packs in the cockpit as his job.

The mighty TSA – you’ll do what we tell you or you’ll walk to Grandma’s. No criticism of our procedures allowed.

AMERICAblog News: TSA attacks pilot who exposed failures of TSA

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prairie Notes

Odd news of the Plains:

A man leads police on a chase on I-25 without knowing he was being chased:
And a retired teacher commits suicide by setting herself on fire:

In Napa this month, I noted the readily available and almost mandatory recycling bins in every 7-11, wine shop and on most street corners. Pueblo Health Department has just stopped the tiny green effort here.

It will be -10 degrees overnight Thursday.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jesus

Funny Pictures - Christmas Cats
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Cuz it wouldn't be Christmas without His favorite creatures. Waiting for the sleepers to arise to open gifts. Cats have barfed breakfast already, so everything is on schedule. Last night's baking produced hard-as-rocks shortbread.
May your holiday be blessed!

Monday, December 20, 2010

From an active duty Marine, Nathan Cox - Sexuality doesn't matter on the battlefield

Nathan Cox - Sexuality doesn't matter on the battlefield: "This suggests that much of the opposition toward repeal within the Marine Corps is based on the politics of individual Marines and not any measurable military effect."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

And a Sweet Lobbying Job After the Congress Thing...

Brilliant at Breakfast: "A study came out not too long ago that members of Congress' personal net worth, in spite of the economy they largely wrecked, had risen by 16% since 2008. This starts with Rep. Darrel Issa, the presumptive next House Judiciary Chairman, whose own net worth is estimated to be over $303,000,000, making him the wealthiest man in Congress."

Airport Security: Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners - ABC News

Standing in line at security at the ridiculous DIA set up (one central place of screening before anyone can get on the train) and the nicely easy and efficient SFO (security at every entrance to the many small collection of gates) makes my blood boil. As I grab five bins to unload my coat, outer shirt, belt, purse, laptop bag, laptop, ONE quart-size zip lock bag containing four (3 OZ not 3.5 OZ!) fluid-filled containers and my lastly, my loafers, I count down the seconds before the overheard “well, it’s worth it to keep us safe” remark.
I curse Dick “Dick” Cheney and with my first Porno Scan, courtesy of SFO, Michael Chertoff as well.
These are the people who used your fear of terrorist against you for their profit. And you voted for them, because Republicans keep us safer, or something.
A passenger uses his shoe as a bomb? Everybody take your shoes off! A jerk tries to explode his jockey shorts? I’ll need to inspect your Grandma’s Depends.
Meanwhile, this guy (a forgotten Glock? In your computer bag?):
Airport Security: Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners - ABC News

Friday, December 17, 2010

Funny Pictures - Cyoot Kitten
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Home from a business trip to Napa. Amusing weather reports about the cold, cold 30 degree weather and FROST on car windshields! Nice shuttle from San Francisco to Napa, about the same as the drive from Puello to Denver, but with more civilization, hills, green growing things and not a tumbleweed in sight. Lovely wine and good food. Napa is like Boulder without the box canyon or C.U.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Truth About Social Security

h/t: Masson's Blog:

Matt Bai's Post-Partisanship -- "Let's be clear about what's going on here. Social Security was never the cause of the nation's debt problems. This issue dates all the way back to the Eighties, when Ronald Reagan hired Alan Greenspan to chair the National Commission on Social Security Reform, ostensibly to deal with a looming shortfall in the fund. Greenspan's solution was to hike Social Security tax rates (they went from 9.35% in 1981 to 15.3% in 1990) and build up a 'surplus' that could be used to pay Baby Boomers their social security checks 30 years down the road.

They raised the SS taxes all right, but they didn't save the money for any old Baby Boomers in the 2000s. Instead, Reagan blew that money paying for eight years of deficit spending and tax cuts. Three presidents after him used the same trick. They used about $1.69 trillion in extra Social Security revenue (from the Greenspan hikes) to pay for current-day goodies, with the still-being-debated Bush tax cuts being a great example. This led to the infamous moment during Bush's presidency when Paul O'Neill announced that the Social Security Trust Fund had no assets." (emphasis mine).
Gore's 'lockbox' idea so funny now?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Prairie News from The Pueblo Chiefly

As long as they don't touch the duct tape holding the bumper on. Or the eight-year-old "Support Our Troops" decals:

LOCAL BRIEFS - The Pueblo Chieftain: Local: "Pueblo Community College's Automotive Collision Technology program has scheduled two I-CAR classes in January for people interested in receiving Level I professional development training.

The classes are:

'Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011,' which will meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 8.
'Mechanical Systems Analysis' will meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 22.
Both classes will be held in Room 185 of PCC's Medical Arts and Technology Building. I-CAR is an acronym for Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair."

Police mistake movie set for murder scene: 'most grisly murder in 35 years'

Police mistake movie set for murder scene: 'most grisly murder in 35 years' Mail Online: "Police chief investigates 'most grisly murder in 35 years' before discovering blood-spattered scene is a horror movie set".

And in local news, a dump truck in Colorado Springs caught on fire this week.

It's Like Raaaaain on Your Wedding Day....

Tea Party Caucus Takes $1 Billion In Earmarks - Hotline On Call: "Members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus may tout their commitment to cutting government spending now, but they used the 111th Congress to request hundreds of earmarks that, taken cumulatively, added more than $1 billion to the federal budget."

Campaigning on refusing earmark spending? Check. Refusing Emergency Unemployment Insurance while keeping tax cuts for the super rich? Check. Nothing new here.


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