Archive for August 6th, 2008

The immoral state of Washington D.C.

| August 6, 2008 | 1 Reply
The immoral state of Washington D.C.

When you see writing this good, you should share it. This article by Thomas Frank, “How Conservative Greed and Corruption Destroyed American Politics,” perfectly captures my frustrations and fears regarding the corruption that abounds in Washington DC. Here’s a small excerpt of the article, which was published by Salon.com: The truth is as obvious as […]

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Don’t get too excited about oil shale

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Don’t get too excited about oil shale

How many times have you heard that there is an immense amount of oil shale, from which we can extract lots and lots of oil?   I’ve heard this claim dozens of times, yet the people uttering this claim never know anything at all about what it takes to make oil out of oil shale. Consider […]

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Paris For Prez?

| August 6, 2008 | 5 Replies
Paris For Prez?

Paris Hilton for President I found it here and she actually makes some sense. See <a href=”http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d” mce_href=”http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d”>Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad</a> and more <a href=”http://www.funnyordie.com” mce_href=”http://www.funnyordie.com”>funny videos</a> on <a href=”http://www.funnyordie.com” mce_href=”http://www.funnyordie.com”>FunnyOrDie.com</a> See more funny videos at Funny or Die

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Obama’s energy policy, presented by Obama

| August 6, 2008 | 2 Replies
Obama’s energy policy, presented by Obama

Here is Barack Obama setting forth his plan for keeping America energy independent.   His plan is that America should control it’s own energy and it’s own destiny.  How?  By taking real steps away from purchasing $700,000,000 of foreign oil every day and, instead, creating our own energy.  We import more than 1/2 of the oil […]

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McCain’s goofy battery contest

| August 6, 2008 | 4 Replies
McCain’s goofy battery contest

John McCain wants to have a contest that will award $300 million to the person/company that develops a better car battery. Yes, it would be great thing if someone would develop a better battery, but it seems to me that spending massive amounts of money in a contest is a terrible way to get the […]

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Nuggets of Knowledge

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Nuggets of Knowledge

I recently read Nuggets of Knowledge by George W. Stimpson, first published in 1928. It is a compendium of hundreds of commonly asked questions and well researched brief answers. I got this cloth-bound hardback — a “Pathfinder Edition” — at a church sale, and it came with a vintage silk Bible-quote bookmark. Yes, some small […]

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Garrison Keillor on McCain’s accusations of elitism

| August 6, 2008 | 3 Replies
Garrison Keillor on McCain’s accusations of elitism

Garrison Keillor often writes with a sharp pen.  Here’s what he recently wrote (at Salon.com) about McCain’s attempts to brand Obama an elitist: And it’s an amazing country where an Arizona multimillionaire can attack a Chicago South Sider as an elitist and hope to make it stick. The Chicagoan was brought up by a single […]

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