Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Newtster
"Let me take that for a brief moment to describe Occupy Wall Street. All of the Occupy movement starts with the premise that we all owe them everything. They take over a public park they didn't pay for, to go near by to use bathrooms they didn't pay for, to beg for food from places they they don't want to pay for, to obstruct those that are going to work to pay the taxes to sustain the bathrooms and to sustain the park so that they can self-righteously explain that they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything."

He added: "Now, that is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country and why you need to reassert something as simple as saying to them, 'Go get a job right after you take a bath.'"

Newt Gingrich, Republican front runner and serial husband
What Constitution? What Bill of Rights?
Last night, former Bush official Karl Rove appeared at Johns Hopkins University to speak as a part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Rove soon discovered that he wasn’t going to deliver his right-wing rhetoric unopposed, as a cry of “Mic Check!” rang out among the audience. “Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq, the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!” yelled the demonstrators. Occupy Baltimore had infiltrated the crowd and began chanting against Rove.
“Who gave you the right to occupy America?” asked Rove to the protesters, apparently unaware of the Bill of Rights. As they repeated their slogan, “We are the 99 percent!” Rove petulantly responded, “No you’re not!” He snidely added, “You wanna keep jumping up and yelling that you’re the 99 percent? How presumptuous and arrogant can you think are!”

Karl "who needs the Constitution and the Bill Rights" Rove. Glad to see he has not changed.
Oh, goodness??!!

Well worth the read. Compassion or Randian greed? And greed and power do lead to what is called "power Over." Starting with bullying, underpaying wages (who needs a living wage--take what crumbs I give you), all the way up to I deserve your sex however and whenever I want it. Whatever happened to human decency and Christian values?

And who could name their son after the progenitor of that movement?


Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Water Issues

It is time for an environmental post again. One thing that folks need to be aware of is that water will be the new oil. Banks are definitely investing in owning utilities, as are oil companies. There will a new way of looking at water, which once was sacred, now as a commodity.

And there is yet more evidence the environment is being changed by humans beyond global warming. It is very weird thinking that our chemical usage is causing feminization of aquatic species.

And for all the ads on television that state "frakking" does no harm to the water quality of underground aquifers, Wyoming is having a different experience.


Monday, November 07, 2011

New Toones

well, not really, but new to this humble blog.

and an oldie