Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bush Gives Environment Coal Sholder, Cutting Services to Protect Tax Cuts, GOP Civil Rights, Huckabee Didn't Come From No Monkey & Radical Religion.

Coal fired power plants are a subject near and dear to me. Well maybe not dear. The AES corporation and my whore politicians were nice enough to build one about a mile away from my front door. It makes a lot of noise and it's lit up like a Christmas tree, I guess I should say Holiday tree, just to tick off the Right.
The biggest problems I have with it is trying to dodge the coal trucks and I've lost my night sky to the south. But then, I have no way of knowing how much carbon dioxide it's putting out.
To get to the point, in his State of the Union address, Bush said, “Let us fund new technologies that can generate coal power while capturing carbon emissions.”
But after all these years we know that what Bush says has very little to do with reality. The next day his Secretary of Energy cut the funds on clean fossil fuel energy.
Yet just 24 hours after his SOTU declaration, Bush’s Secretary of Energy
Samuel Bodman indicated the White House was pulling the plug on the ambitious
FutureGen project, a clean coal plant that was touted as “the cleanest
fossil fuel fired power plant
in the world.”

In defense of Bush, you've got to admit that it's hard to do the right thing and subsidize the nation's wealthy at the same time.
BTW, I stole the image from the Texas Sierra Club, click on it to go to their site for better information than I can give.
In another attempt to insure the status quo, Bush is proposing cuts to Medicare and Medicaid instead of raising taxes on the wealthy. If you think about it, it makes sense. Let's face it, with fuel prices like they are, it takes a lot to keep a private jet in the air. A lot more than than keeping a '98 Honda or whatever on the road that the peasants are driving back and forth to work.
Hell, any Social Darwinist will tell you that they've earned it.
WASHINGTON — In his new budget, to be unveiled Monday, President Bush will call
for large cuts in the growth of Medicare,
far exceeding what he proposed last year, and he will again seek major savings
in Medicaid,
according to administration officials and budget documents.
Since Social Darwinism has worked so well with the tax cuts and the economy it's only logical to apply it to civil rights. Even more.
Washington, DC – This morning, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in
Washington (CREW) and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) hosted a
press conference call with the NAACP and MALDEF to demand that U.S. Attorney
General Michael B. Mukasey rescind a Bush legal memo that authorized deceptive
appointments of exclusively partisan Republicans to the bipartisan Civil Rights
Now I don't want the Religious Right to feel left out, so you can go to Pharyngula to get a video of Huckabee saying that Biblical creation should be taught in public schools. This site will soon be on my links list. You've gotta love a site that proclaims "Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal". It's written by PZ Myers, an actual biologist.
And just what if the Religious Right were to take over? Some will say this wouldn't happen here, we're Christians. History says otherwise.
A young man, a student of journalism, is sentenced to death by an Islamic
court for downloading a report from the internet. The sentence is then upheld by
the country's rulers. This is Afghanistan – not in Taliban times but six years
after "liberation" and under the democratic rule of the West's ally Hamid

The fate of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh has led to domestic and international
protests, and deepening concern about erosion of civil liberties in Afghanistan.
He was accused of blasphemy after he downloaded a report from a Farsi website
which stated that Muslim fundamentalists who claimed the Koran justified the
oppression of women had misrepresented the views of the prophet Mohamed.
Scared? You should be.

1 comment:

I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)