Currently generating a new wish list, since all my wishes were granted over the Holidays.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

E-mail to Rich Lowry Re:Commencement Hoopla

Time to get back to blogging, been busy raising a new Golden Puppy so haven't had much time.

All the hoopla surrounding the commencement address of John McCain, the "heckling" done by students at the respective schools, and the great speech dissing McCain given by Jean Rohe, has spawned a rash of op-ed's and complaints by the extremists that still support the war. Big Surprise Huh!

No one has made a bigger idiot of themselves, than Rich Lowry of the National Review. Go here to read a bit more about that.

After reading Lowry's piece,"Fear and Loathing at Commencement", here is my email that resulted from my disgust:

Mr. Lowry,

I would like to start off by saying,"Shame on you, shame, shame, shame on you." Your coverage of the McCain and Rice commencement speeches has been deplorable and of course one sided. How can you chastise these students for being "rude and incorrigible", when you fail to mention the same sort of heckling behavior on the other side of the same type of behavior in their treatment of Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri and Jack Murtha during their commencement addresses. Some of those students in the minority that still support the war, I believe you might still be in this class of extremists, heckled both Murtha and Clay. Where is the outrage Rich? Heckling a war hero like Murtha, that is sacrilegious. Those spoiled children can't just listen respectfully.

It really boggles the mind how you can live with yourself and you total dishonesty.

Have a good Day
Your Friend


Anyway, that made me feel a little better, maybe I will post some of the puppy pics in the coming days. We'll see if I remember.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Who will Bush nuke first, Iran or Colbert?

If you haven't seen Stephen Colbert's hilarious speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, you must now. Go here for part 1, part 2, and part 3.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the truthiness really hurt the presidents feelings.

Colbert crossed the line," said one top Bush aide, who rushed out of the hotel as soon as Colbert finished. Another said that the president was visibly angered by the sharp lines that kept coming.

"I've been there before, and I can see that he is [angry]," said a former top aide. "He's got that look that he's ready to blow."

A great article
from Salon
, writer Michael Schrerer on why the President's feelings were hurt.
The highligh of the article:

Then he turned to the president of the United States, who sat tight-lipped just a few feet away. "I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world."

It really hurts when someone pokes holes in your version of reality.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Al Gore: Lifelong Environmentalist

Welcome to all who have found this little blog through the "Manbearpig" post. It seems some commenters have a misconception about Al Gore, they believe he is capitalizing on global warming for his own political gain. This is just plain wrong.

Al Gore has been an environmentalist his entire political career. The first book he wrote, all the way back in 1992 called "Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit", here's a little blip from an editorial review:

The book is arranged into three sections: the first describes the plagues; the second looks at how we got ourselves into this mess; and the final chapters present ways out. Gore gets his points across in a serviceable way, though he could have benefited from a firmer editor's hand; at times the analogies are arcane and the pacing is odd--kind of like a Gore speech that climaxes at weird points and then sinks just as the audience is about to clap. Still, at the end you understand what's been said. Gore believes that if we apply some American ingenuity, the twin engines of democracy and capitalism can be rigged to help us stabilize world population growth, spread social justice, boost education levels, create environmentally appropriate technologies, and negotiate international agreements to bring us back from the brink. For example, a worldwide shift to clean, renewable energy sources would create huge economic opportunities for companies large and small to design, build, and maintain solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, and other ecofriendly innovations.

I also urge anyone who reads Wired to check out this article about Gore and his turn away from politics and into focusing on acting on the global warming problem that will only get worse the longer we put it off.

This isn't a political issue, its not republican or democrat, it's for anyone who lives here on Earth. Hopefully, the powers that be will not get distracted by focusing all their angst on the messenger when it is the message that really counts.