Thursday, September 08, 2005
You simply must read the article in The Intellectual Activist on An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State,
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
I am sick to death of all the political maneuvering going on with the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. I have not been a political activist in the past, but I just might get busy in the future. Any politician that utters ANYTHING that is synonymous with “Bush is responsible for Hurricane Katrina”, or “global warming caused Katrina”, or “if Bush had ratified the
Cindy Sheehan, the simpering mother who’s son was killed in
GW’s environmental policies and KILLING policies CAUSED Katrina and the
Robert F. Kennedy Jr is another political hack-idiot who just couldn’t wait to make political hay out of a disaster the likes of which the
WHAT? As Hurricane Katrina devastates the lives of millions, destroys countless homes and lives, and the nation is gearing up to help, Robert F. Kennedy Jr thinks it's appropriate to be recalling old political scores NOW?
What’s with these nutballs?
These are the same jerks that are upset because Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was shopping in New York City on Wednesday (part of a pre-planned vacation) instead of… jeez, I dunno… grieving for the hurricane victims. To quote the story, ”Yesterday, Rice went shopping at Ferragamo on
Uh huh. And you, fellow shopper, were doing what? What’s that? I couldn’t hear you. Did you say that you, too, were “shopping for shoes while thousands are dying and homeless!”?
Thank you, now shut up and keep your idiotic, worthless opinion to yourself.
Is life everywhere supposed to stop because of the tragedy? If I go to a movie, am I somehow insensitive? Why didn’t
What’s that? Oh, they weren’t American, you say? They weren’t on our TV 24-7 you say? They were on the other side of the globe, you say? Too far away?
You may have a point.
Even the Europeans, those stalwart paragons of civility and civilization to which many feel we should be more acquiescing, have jumped on the “global warming’ bandwagon. A Spiegel Magazine headlines their story, “Katrina should be a lesson to US on global warming”.
Idiots all. Idiots, every single one of them. Global warming my great big white… well… hindpart.
The FACT is that the numbers just don’t support the hypothesis that global warming is causing more or worse hurricanes. Take a look at those hard numbers on this chart from the NOAA – the numbers of hurricanes that stuck the
The average number of hurricanes annually has not changed significantly in over 150 years. In fact, the argument can be made that it was much worse in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, LONG before any concerns over global warming or greenhouse gases. The actual number of hurricanes that impacted the
The last few decades, 1970 onward, seem to have been sedate by historical standards. But during 1941-1950, still well before any effects of global warming, there were 24 hurricanes, TWENTY –FOUR… that struck the US coast, 10 of them a category 3 (think Andrew or Hugo) or higher.
We live in a media age where every disaster is on our TV’s night after night, so naturally we think it’s worse now than ever before.
It just wasn’t on Fox or CNN.
The media sculpts and molds our perception of reality in so many ways, and it’s horrifying to see just how many weak minded people succumb to it, and believe everything they see and hear.
That’s the POINT folks: to get on with life. That’s what those poor souls down there in
Above all, if you aren’t going to help and be part of the solution; if all you are going to do is carp and point blame, then SHUT THE HELL UP. No one really cares what you or I think.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
There have been a few very minor but quite consuming personal issues going on, which tend to take up a lot of time, so blogging has been on the back burner for a bit. I try to be careful about the things I write about, and I don't like to infringe on anyone's privacy that doesn't want it infringed on, and if I were to write about some of the things going on, I'd definitely be infringing. So, I'll be looking for new material to write about, new experiences to chronicle, and new opinions to opine in the near future.