Monday, November 22

Are you using enough fertilizer? I'm only one man.

So even al gore finally admits ethanol was a bad policy. Unfortunately it's a little too late. Isn't it funny how often the policies concocted by environmentalists turn out to be bad policies. Like the anti nuclear fad in the US. we could be getting the majority of our electricity from nuclear facilities instead of from fossil fuels right now, but the environmentalists would let us, so there have been no new nuclear plants built in the US in what 30 years. Only now it turns out it's fossil fuels killing the environment, not nuclear energy. Oh well. Too late now. Same as the ethanol policy. It costs more energy to create ethanol then you get out of it, plus it drives up the cost of gas and corn (which drives up the price of meat of animals cause they eat corn.) So in conclusion, no benefit, lots of minuses, sounds like an environmentalist might come up with.

Thursday, November 18

Of course, none of this would have happened if you had been here to keep me from acting stupid.

I can understand how this guy feels, there's a little bug inside me that which wants to say wouldn't it be great if we could torture prisoners to get them to confess, or lock someone up even if his rights had been violated. Or wouldn't it be great if we could bar morons like Jay Rockefeller from holding public office, or even voting. But then i realize silly me, we have this thing called a constitution that prevents me, or anyone from doing those things. Because it was decided a long time ago that we should have freedom of the press, and that a person could not be forced to testify against himself and that his freedom couldn't be taken away without due process. I realize i must have been an idiot and probably drunk to have ever thought of anything as bizarrely stupid as outlawing news organizations that promote politics/news coverage/entertainment that i don't agree with, and thank my lucky stars that i'm not a politician so it doesn't matter that i could have such a openly tyranical thought pass through my head, and that at least i could never be stupid enough to ever saying anything like that in public.

Monday, November 15

Why would the TSA want to touch a girl's butt? That's where cooties come from!

This article is obviously dead on. I was having this identical conversation with my father, and then read this article the next day. The worst thing about this is that not only is it pointless, everyone knows it's pointless, they don't even pretend it's not pointless. Neither the new imaging devices, nor pat downs would have prevent either of the 2 most recent self bombing attempts. (the underwear bomber, and the anal cavity bomber.) The government has aknowledge as much. (i think their official position, is they are not sure if these techniques could prevent the underwear bomber, but we all know the government officials wouldn't say that unless they in fact new that it wouldn't work.) So as this article points out, the only point of this is theater. So we can make a big deal about the fact that we are doing everything we can to prevent terrorism, even though we all know that what we are doing is pointless. It's time to disband the TSA. They can still bags for bombs, i've got no problem with that. And you can still have metal detectors, but beyond that, all this new stuff has to go, and all the people, and all the salary being paid to them has to go to. They want to claim that these imaging techniques are not dangerous. And in some sense they aren't. To an indivdual flying once a year to visit his family, the risk of harm from these machines is arbitrarily close to 0. But if have millions of people going through them daily people will get cancer from that. That is a fact. And if you want to avoid being the unlucky one gets cancer then you have have to have a pat down which includes searching your genitals. That includes children by the way. Children who are most at risk from radiation, and so should not go through the machine, would then be required to have some TSA agent but his hand on their junk. It is time to end the persecution and harrassment of ordinary people.

Friday, November 12

I take a whiskey drink! I take a chocolate drink! And when I have to pee, I use the kitchen sink!!;_ylt=AlrZ3akt0cLq6ClkkfXahYxzfNdF

More food related shenanigans. Now they are banning drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine. Cause that's such a hard thing to do at home, that if we ban pre-made concoctions nobody will be able to mix them anymore. Oh now wait. There are plenty of drinks that already mix caffeine and alcohol, rum and coke, vodka red bull, irish coffee, etc. The kids who got too drunk admit they drank vodka/rum/other hard alcohols, so why would we assume that the energy drink is responsible. especially cause the people drinking it were doing so illegally, and were inexperienced drinkers. If someone illegally gets a gun/car/whatever and starts using it recklessly that doesn't mean it should be outlawed for anyone to use, it means those people shouldn't have been using it. At the end of the day it doesn't matter because there is no simpler cocktail to make than vodka red bull, so if college students want to mix alcohol and caffeine they will, and i doubt that these other drinks have either as much caffeine, or as much alcohol as a vodka red bull does.

Wednesday, November 10

That's the saltiest thing i ever ate. And i once ate a great heaping bowl of salt.

Well this is good news. Not only is the government trying to tell us what to eat, and what not eat, they need to use our taxes to do it. First they take people's money, then they use the money to give them a lecture on how they should be living their lives. That sounds great. Of course Obama told us all that he considers himself his brothers keeper. I guess the government is just living up to his standard.

Monday, November 8

lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety

Some interesting thoughts for anyone considering a diet. Not really anything new, simply reaffirming that all those crazy diets are essentially crazy diets. There is one way to lose weight, consume fewer calories than burn during the day. My diet has been pretty successful so far despite the consumption of cookies/candy/other desserts on a semi-regular basis. It's not about avoiding certain foods, or only eating certain foods it's just about not being an eating monster and cutting back on the size of your portions.

Friday, November 5

Would you look at those morons... I paid my taxes over a year ago!

This obviously makes too much sense for the government to ever let it happen.

When will people learn, democracy doesn't work.

This is an interesting take on the election, that i hadn't really seen anywhere else. Essentially the point being that the way the republicans gained back their majority was by winning seats in conservative districts that had been held by democrats. Some of those being districts held by conservative blue dog democrats, and some held by democrats for 20-30 years when both the parties, and the electorate were different. As the author concludes this would make it much harder for the democrats to win back the majority in 2012, or later because some of these conservative districts could be expected to remain republican for a long time. Good news for republicans, bad news for democrats, in terms of anti obama/democrat feelings it actually implies it may not run as deeply as otherwise implied by the election. It was a natural reordering that was bound to happen at sometime. That could also explain why the republicans did better than expectecd in the house, but not as well in the senate.