I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

This and That Thursday

Pawlenty of Vetos - What Others Are Saying
I overhear at the office today ‘Traffic sucks everywhere’, and ‘This is the worse I’ve ever seen it’…

It won’t get any better with MN Governor Pawlenty’s veto of the Transportation Bill. Expect to burn up more than 5 cents a gallon by sitting in traffic jams and wear and tear from pot holes...welcome to pawlentyland and governance by veto.

Still Looking to Impeach
This was a comment recently posted at Truthsurfer…I thought it needs more attention and action:

I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at usalone.com. It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee.

Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option.

A Fish Like Norm Coleman
I was going to blog on Norm Coleman’s lack of leadership and vision in boiling down the complex issue of immigration into a law that would tie up gazillion of resources and money in Minnesota's policing, paperwork, court system, detention centers, jails and deportation costs...without once addressing the real underlying issues of social and economic inequity that lead to illegal immigration...
As the Church Secretary says:

That we support this approach with an arbitrary, capricious, unjust, and often inhumane mechanism of laws and enforcement makes it even worse. (If you don't think these mechanisms are unjust and inhumane by nature, then look at this and this.)

In the autumn of Imperial America we are a nation of spoiled, easily frightened brats who are unwilling to invest sufficient mental and moral energy into addressing the complex problems with which we are faced. We want our cheap gas and our cheap food, dammit, and in the end we really don't care how many foreign brown people have to have their homes leveled, their families torn apart, and their lives forfeit in order for us to get our fix. God help anyone who suggests that our 'way of life' is the core of the problem.

Which brings us back to Mr. Coleman's pawlenty-like leadership…the last time Norm made this much noise it was over the U.N’s Oil for Food Program which spent his time, resources and pr, but yielded Minnesota what? Shouldn't he be investigating the 5 million a day (conservative figure) of missing Iraqi oil for the last four years while we continue to fund the Iraqi war out of own pockets...but that's just like silly o' me questioning a wet slimy fish.

Turning 95 But Not Turning Stupid
Writer Studs Terkel when asked how he felt turning 95:

"I feel like I always feel: rotten, physically, to tell you the truth. However, here I am, breathing, inhaling, exhaling. When Robert Browning wrote in his poem, 'Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,' he was telling as much truth as George W. Bush and Karl Rove. He was lying like a rug.
God Liked Tinky Winky Best
Rev. Jerry Falwell died Tuesday at 73 but eight years before that Jerry outed Tinky Winky, the purple telly tubby with a triangle antenna and magic bag. Most everything Jerry did was because g*d spoke through him... With Jerry’s death Tinky said: "Oh dear, it's easy to say the wrong thing here. Tinky Winky is sad whenever someone dies, but ..."

He left it hanging there. Speaking for all lesbians, gays, feminists, pagan, abortionists, and alternative lifestyle folks: Goodbye…I'm sorry that g*d decided he like us all (including that purple gay tubby) better than you. If only you had seen the light, but you didn't, and now are dead...Let your death be a warning to Robertson and Dobson.

The Wolf Has Howled
An internal investigating committee has determined that World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz violated ethics guidelines when he secured a huge tax-free raise for his girlfriend. Wolfowitz claims that he was FORCED to intervene on his girlfriend’s behalf because the investigating committee was too scared to approach her. Wow, the girlfriend must be one leather whip dominating mistress!

This is an easy one Wolf, you do lack the moral authority to run any bank…Naturally being such an upstanding guy you'll refuses to resign. Can you say golden parachute? Most folks would go to jail for a lot less.

If You Made It This Far
How much of your favorite energy drink or soda would it take to kill you? Check out this fun little calculator. My doctor can stop worrying me about my caffeine intake…There’s not a chance I could drink that much in a day!

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