Tonight America may change forever. In a few hours the house will vote on whether to send the senate version of the healthcare bill to the President’s desk. If it passes, a few hours later, they will vote on the ‘fixes’ to the senate bill that will be sent to the Senate for a vote. We sit upon the edge of a great abyss, and we feel the Nietzschian compulsion to throw ourselves in.
Somewhere behind us lays the ravaged body of the American dream, murdered by soothsayers with fallacious promises carrying bludgeons of false liberty. Below us ‘overprotective mother’ welcomes our fall with open arms, wanting to carefully nurture every waking moment of all of her children: ensuring all are equally fed and none is allowed to enjoy what another cannot. Ahead of us lies a lifetime of slaps on the wrist, timeouts, and punishments for wanting something more.
Beside mother sits the proverbial pie. No longer do we have to struggle to get our share, the pie has already been evenly divided so that we might each have a piece, we only have to give up everything we’ve worked for to get it. Just staring beneath our feet, the boredom of our future life already begins to sink into our hearts. No longer will we enjoy the freedom of the chase, the sheer joy of coming out triumphant after battling to survive. No more rainy days: only the sunny. No more snow: only summer.
Should we jump, no one will ever again live the American dream of rags to riches. There will be no more bedtime stories of pioneer heroes, adventure, and hardships overcome. Everyone will be sustained, but no more. The pie has only so many slices, and everyone must get one. read more »
Van Jones and the NAACP Image Presidential Award
Van Jones probably wasn’t referring to the ‘economy’ President Barack H. Obama pretends to have inherited from his predecessor when at tonight’s NAACP awards ceremony he saluted Barry, who as he put it “volunteered to be the captain of the Titanic after it hit the iceberg and we [are] still floating.”
Van Jones, who was fired almost immediately after Obama appointed him “White House Council on Environmental Quality” for his prevalent communist sympathies, previous statements made in strong support of 9/11 conspiracies, and vulgar behavior was more than likely referring to the sinking ship of American Capitalism in the wasn’t-socialist-enough vein.
What’s so ironic is that not only is the NAACP so ready and willing to throw support to an individual whose comments when asked why Republicans seemed to be able to muster more bipartisan support while in control than Democrats included “they[Republicans]‘re assholes.”
In case you just need to see this for yourself, here’s the video:
What’s not Ironic is that Van Jones is still willing to support Obama even after Obama threw him under the bus. In his answer to this same question he continues to say:
“As a technical, political kind of term. And Barack Obama is not an asshole. Now, I will say this: I can be an asshole, and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama, are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity.”
a locals perspective on DC's record breaking winter.
As a child, I remember the few snow storms big enough to allow a wonderland: a playground of perfect caves, igloos, sledding, and snow fights complemented nicely by hot chocolate and warm fires. None of those winters compares to this one.
Every few days another storm barges through the region piling onto the record total snowfall and reminding everyone that global warming makes the world colder, and wetter. Luckily, the EPA and the Global Summit on Climate Change haven’t been successful in banning that hot fire, so I can still warm my hands and feet after I finish shoveling, but I remain apprehensive with the knowledge that my fire is making the world warmer and thus colder: a deadly paradox that leads to more fires, more heat, more warming, and of course more cold winter nights.
I will persist in naming the latest exercise in fear mongering to steal our freedom global warming: climate change just doesn’t exude the same level of stupidity and exists as part of a gradual tactical transition to brainwash the public into believing that any change is bad change. Our world is defined by change. At times in our past the Earth has been tens to hundreds of degrees warmer than now, even our precious ice caps and the Arctic Ocean used to be alive with green flora and fauna. At other times our world has been locked in ice, terraforming entire continents.
But as you struggle to keep warm this winter and to heat your house without emptying your wallet for your energy bill, at least let your mind be eased by this: if you use a wood pellet stove, you are saving the world from global warming. You heard me right. read more »