Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blaming Bush's Budget Busters on Obama

Not only did we make money on the bail outs, but Obama's spending is dwarfed by Bush's. Stopping runaway spending by electing more Republicans is like stopping a runaway train by putting grease on the tracks.

in reference to:

"Calculations by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and other independent fiscal experts show that the $1.1 trillion cost over the next 10 years of the Medicare prescription drug program, which the Republican-controlled Congress adopted in 2003, by itself would add more to the deficit than the combined costs of the bailout, the stimulus and the health care law."
- As G.O.P. Seeks Spending Cuts, Details Are Scarce - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Who? Me?

It's a good thing recession is keeping our emissions down, because if it was up to the people there'd be a lot of bumbling around wondering WTF? Learning about something takes effort, and effort is hard when people are just trying to get by in this world.

Someday the recession will end, our emissions will increase again, and the world will just keep getting hotter. Maybe then people will start paying attention, and maybe by then it will be too damn late.

I blame the Republicans. Only a few of them would have come to their senses to do something about this now, and they would not. Now those few have screwed us all.

"Human history becomes more and more a race
between education and catastrophe."—HG Wells

in reference to:

"we found that 63 percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, but many do not understand why."
- Yale F&ES Project on Climate Change Communication (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Put on your hip boots and pity the poor

Because of all the science-flunky climate change deniers (with more to come in the new tea party house), we are all fucked.

Now we're officially giving up on slowing down the warming, and we're being told to start preparing for the inevitable results of ignorant fucks getting their way.

Like we didn't learn that from George Bush and Dick Cheney already.

in reference to:

"The Obama administration, which has been unable to push climate-change legislation through Congress, is urging government agencies to prepare for the “inevitable effects” of global warming."
- U.S. Agencies Urged to Plan for the `Inevitable Effects' of Global Warming - Bloomberg (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Supreme Court Rules for Bush Again

The Bush Five still have their lips planted firmly on Bush's flight-suit bulge.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by two people who were ejected from a speech by President George W. Bush in 2005. They had arrived in a car bearing a bumper sticker that said “No More Blood for Oil,” and they claimed that their First Amendment rights were violated when they were marched out of the event.
Free speech is only for corporations now.

Friday, October 01, 2010

A Little Balloon Juice for Organic Kona Coffee Beans

John Cole of Balloon Juice gave a nice mention to my organic Kona coffee bean growing buddies on the big island of Hawaii today. Thanks, John. These guys are working their asses off trying to keep their small, sustainable coffee farming operation in business during these tough times where people can barely afford Folgers, much less Kona.

As John points out, they roast the beans on Sunday and ship on Monday, so it's going to be seriously fresh roasted Kona beans. Of course, if you really want fresh roast, you could order green Kona coffee beans and roast them yourself! If you're really into rare and special coffee, check out the peaberry Kona coffee beans!

In case you're wondering if Kona coffee is really worth the price, here's what Mark Twain had to say about it:
The ride through the district of Kona to Kealakekua Bay took us through the famous coffee and orange section. I think the Kona coffee has a richer flavor than any other, be it grown where it may and call it by what name you please.