Friday, February 20, 2004

Why does Ralph Nader hate America? 

Nader to announce Sunday whether he will run for president again
Ralph Nader will announce Sunday whether he will make another run for the White House, but all signs indicate the consumer advocate plans to jump into the race as an independent.
"He's going to be discussing his role in the presidential election," Schade said of the man whose run for president in 2000 is blamed by many Democrats for tilting a close election in favor of George W. Bush. "He's felt there is a role for an independent candidate to play."
There is a roll for him. It's called spoiler.

Those who cannot see the differences between Democrats and Republicans aren't looking very hard. Nader loves playing the martyr. Another term for Bush gives him an opportunity for 4 more years of whining. He's an arrogant windbag with no concept of the big picture.


Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Science is nothing but witchcraft and nonsense... 

AP Wire | 02/18/2004 | Group: Bush Ignores, Manipulates Research
WASHINGTON - President Bush's administration distorts scientific findings and seeks to manipulate experts' advice to avoid information that runs counter to its political beliefs, a private organization of scientists asserted on Wednesday.

The Union of Concerned Scientists contended in a report that "the scope and scale of the manipulation, suppression and misrepresentation of science by the Bush administration is unprecedented."

"We're not taking issue with administration policies. We're taking issue with the administration's distortion ... of the science related to some of its policies," said the group's president, Kurt Gottfried.
Among the examples cited in the union's report:

_a 2003 report that the administration sought changes in an Environmental Protection Agency climate study, including deletion of a 1,000-year temperature record and removal of reference to a study that attributed some of global warming to human activity.

_a delay in an EPA report on mercury pollution from some power plants.

_a charge that the administration pressed the Centers for Disease Control to end a project called "Programs that Work," which found sex education programs that did not insist only on abstinence were still effective.
What do you expect from an administration who's attorney general who thinks calico cats are demons? Boo. Policy should always be constructed using the best available science. Please visit The Union of Concerned Scientists and read the report yourself.


Monday, February 16, 2004

Still Relevant... 

It's as relevant today as it was the day it was written. Maybe even more relevant today:

These bastards stole their power from the victims of the us v. them years,
Wrecking all things virtuous and true.
The undermining social democratic downhill slide into abysmal
Lost lamb off the precipice into the trickle down runoff pool.
They hypnotised the summer, 1979.
Marched into the capital brooding duplicitous, wicked and able, media-ready,
Heartless, and labeled. super u.s. citizen, super achiever,
Mega ultra power dosing. relax.
Defense, defense, defense, defense. yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. ignoreland. yeah, yeah, yeah. ignoreland.

The information nation took their clues from all the sound-bite gluttons.
1980, '84, '88, '92 too, too.
How to be what you can be, jump jam junking your energies.
How to walk in dignity with throw-up on your shoes
They amplified the autumn, 1979.
Calculate the capital, up the republic my skinny ass.
T.V. tells a million lies. the paper’s terrified to report
Anything that isn’t handed on a presidential spoon,
I’m just profoundly frustrated by all this. so, fuck you, man. (fuck ’m)
Yeah, yeah, yeah. ignoreland. yeah, yeah, yeah. ignoreland.

If they weren’t there we would have created them. maybe, it’s true,
But I’m resentful all the same. someone’s got to take the blame.
I know that this is vitriol. no solution, spleen-venting,
But I feel better having screamed. don’t you?

-"Ignoreland" by R.E.M.
Don't make me bust out "Exhuming McCarthy."