Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Scientology Pamphlet Traces the Evolution of God From Zoroaster to Kenneth the Page [Photoshop Of Horrors]
There are a lot of strange religions in the world... but of all the ones I have experienced, I really think Scientology takes the cake. When I went to their center in Portland, they showed us a video, which proclaimed that L. Ron Hubbard was man's greatest friend. It went into detail, more so than Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr, Jesus... Common, he was a science fiction writer!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I think it would be a rockin good time to have Sarah Palin replace Hasselbeck on The View. Whoever replaces her, should be a conservative, to keep the balance on the show (well it really isn't balanced). Sarah Palin has the free time since she isn't working. It would give America a chance to really get to know her, from what we have seen so far I think everyone judgements are a little premature.
Twitter might be a great tool for communication, but sooner or later unless people get out of their houses, and off their computers - nothing is going to happen. The Twitter crowd might be less prone to do that than anyone else, because they might miss some tweets from their friends while they are out doing something about their beliefs in the real world.
Also Meghan McCain... "Ronald Regan with curves"...
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
You can't deny that the tone of discussion around health care has been heated, you can't deny that their have been people who are working together with shared interests. You even can't deny that some of these people could be called leaders, and some of them have positions of power. What that does not add up to, at least not in my mind is astro-turfing. What makes someone who believes something, and then finds figures that represent that belief and meet with others that share it some how false? What makes a movement invalid because it has strong and connected leaders. We are not talking about organizations busing people to events, sometimes even paying them to be there - that would be union organizing.
However, as this points out, when the tone and the volume of debate gets too loud, those who speak quietly and calmly have a harder time being heard. They deserve to be heard as much as anyone else. I have my doubts about health care, but I have greater doubts about the nature of the discussion around it.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
As American's we need to learn to communicate. It appears to be a sad fact that more and more, we only listen to people who agree with us, and talk to people who agree with us. This means when we run into people who don't agree with us, we don't know how to talk to them. We see them as being less than us, we see them as being stupid. In a absence of real communication, violence is the natural result.
Meghan McCain on American Idol, sounds crazy... see what she has to say about it. The only reason I could see for not putting her on there, is she doesn't have a music background - which really isn't a reason when you think about the stars the show has produced.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is too funny, I don't know anyone who would want to carry that around.
They look like such a cute couple.
While it is true, that Bill Clinton and his mission got a lot of attention, I don't think that means he stole it from Hilary Clinton. Fact is Mrs. Clinton is traveling in Africa, a place most Americans don't know about and don't care about - which is sad. Mrs. Clinton's trip probably never would have gotten much media attention, helping Somalia may be something very important to America, but not to Americans.
This is not good, this is very not good. Where ever you stand on the issue, you have to know that interactions of this nature are not going to help anyone.
I'm not unemployed, but for the time being I am dependent on coffee shop wifi connections, and similar sources to get on the internet. I would rather look at myself as being in the camp of the bloggers, than the unemployed anyways. I can see the problem that all those people, taking up spacing, and not buying anything causes, I just hope none of my favorite spots kick me off.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I don't understand how this will work, what will drive people to pay for content on the internet, content that they can find on another site for free - easily. That they can get from Twitter, Facebook... or countless other sources. What prevents a few blogs from paying for access, just to reframe the articles with clips, and reposting them to their free sites - sites that people who don't want to pay will be drawn to.
Ok, Glen Beck is nuts, everyone knows that, and his show does get people angry. That being said, I think it is unfair to claim that he should be held responsible for violence, just because the actors of violence agree with him. His audience chooses him, and he doesn't choose his audience.
I think I dis-like Olbermann the more and more I see him. He's just a jerk. Here he goes back, once again to hit O'Reilly over a poor choice of words made years ago. For the most part he uses his "Worst Person in the World" segment to dis-claim any deal between himself, and O'Reilly or between the two networks. He even goes on an insane ramble about solidarity with O'Reilly in fighting censurship.
Green Party... terrorists? The FBI should start looking at oil companies if they are looking for terrorists.
With Paula gone, the show can do what it should have done years ago. End.