Monday, December 31, 2007

End of the Year Rant

Ah, Abstinence-Only Gun Education. Yup. Makes about as much sense, too.

Timeline of the Death of our Rights.

Let's kill people by forbidding simple checklists! There's the Bush administration for you.

Drunk Driving in King County.

The real cost of Iraq.

What Waterboarding Feels Like. Everyone who thinks that waterboarding ISN'T torture should immediately volunteer to undergo it. If, after experiencing it, they can still say it isn't torture, then maybe I'll listen to them. Maybe.

Friday, December 28, 2007


I have a lot more to say, but I can't formulate words, so here's just a couple of links:

Yikes. I wouldn't generally compare Bush to a Stradivarius, but in this case I fear it works.

The Drug War continues to be insane. Oh, good thing the police didn't get killed... never mind the INNOCENT PEOPLE THEY ATTACKED.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More Rantles

Garrett points out Bush's priorities. That's right, for Bush, corporations are far more important than American lives.

Olbermann explains himself to Bill Moyers. Olbermann is the only actual journalist on TV right now. The rest are parrots and propagandists.

Amen, Wil: Thank You, Chris Dodd.

Mmmmm, peach, mint. Vanished into a media black hole.

First-person account of CIA torture survivor. True Americans do not torture. It's a short trip from fighting evil to becoming evil by using evil's tools. Anyone who uses or condones torture is evil.

The War on Science described in book form.

Man from Pakistan could've brought the bird flu to New York before anyone knew about it. Talk about a close call. When the pandemic hits, it will be spread like this, by unsuspecting victims.

Are we in a recession?

Will we be seeing Bush-villes next year? Hopefully it'll only be a recession, not a full-blown economic depression.

A local politician tested toys for lead, and 10 percent of them were unsafe. Nice. Let's just poison the next generation, hey?

I'm disturbed by my own response to Washington State's Katrina, as many of those affected always vote against helping their neighbors. Still, if I had anything to give, I'd give.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Creationist murders biomedical student who disagrees with him. Ok, so this is more of a "drunks are stupid" story than a science one, but it's worth pointing out how passionate some people get over this.

Shredding History. Apparently the Bush administration is so ashamed of what they've done that they are spending record amounts just shredding the evidence of their crimes.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

This is Torture

Torture Works.
Many hundred thousand good-nights, dearly beloved daughter Veronica. Innocent have I come into prison, innocent have I been tortured, innocent must I die. For whoever comes into the witch prison must become a witch or be tortured until he invents something out of his head and--God pity him--bethinks him of something.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rant rant rant rant rant rant ranT

How your civil rights help catch criminals.

If Dick Cheney didn't have government health care, he'd probably be dead by now.

Iraqi bloggers on What's going on in Iraq.

Banning speech isn't the only way to suppress it.

Can you imagine? Gang-raped then imprisoned by your employer. It happened. With a war-profiteering company approved by Bush and Cheney. THIS is what Bush supporters are in favor of, whether they admit it or not.

Life in prison for defending his family against a home invasion: More on Cory Maye's unfair punishment. The drug war is stupid and HAS to stop.

Bush and company Love environmental disasters, and reward the folks that cause them.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Bird Flu

Let's hope that this instance turns out to be the usual, and not a mutated strain, because we just aren't ready for a pandemic.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


A timeline of Bush's gutting of the Bill of Rights.

This statement is one indication of why people really like Ron Paul. I disagree with the man's politics, enough that I'd never vote for him, but he's the only real conservative running on the Republican ticket and the only one of the bunch I have any respect for.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Ranting Again

Situation for Christians in Iraq worse than it's ever been in 2000 years of history. Heckuva job, Bush!

Discovery Institute: Liars and Thieves. Stealing a scientific video and redubbing it to promote Creationism... oh, excuse me, Intelligent Design. Plagiarism is apparently ok if you are promoting your religion over science.

Neocon twits extol the stem cell discovery as if Bush's primitive stance on the study of stem cells actually helped it along instead of delayed it for half a decade. Twits. Brainless anti-science scumbags. Any person who dies in the four years before a cure is discovered for their condition thanks to stem cell discoveries leaves their blood on the hands of Bush and his like-minded cavemen. Yes, I'm saying those future deaths are Bush's fault. Because if he hadn't forced a stop to most stem cell research in the United States, this discovery would have been made years sooner.

Just for reference: How King County Does Mail Ballot Processing.

Is this the start? Let's hope not. I don't think we're ready for a pandemic.

I found this article on how ridiculous conservatism is to be interesting.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Hmmm. Pro-lifers want to restrict access to contraceptives in order to promote abstinence.

Survivor's Guilt, she had insurance and lived, and remembers those who died because they didn't have insurance.

More health insurance: Thanksgiving scene I shouldn't have to witness.

Just a thought... any Islamic person who is angry about the teddy bear is insulting their own religion and making Islam look like a farce to the rest of the world.

Ah, a Venn Diagram to explain a few things.

Blackwater mercenaries face a challenge in California. Hopefully the people of Potrero will win the fight against Bush's illegal private army.