Sunday, July 08, 2007

Saving The Planet? How About Just Saving America?

As I am sure you know, Live Earth was this weekend. It amazes me how full of venom and the radical right is on this. I am sure as the sun rises that the talking points people are pushing the sheep to oppose anything that they didn't frame or that they can't take credit for. The idea that concern or belief in global warming is some kind of left of center thing is laughable on its face. How can these people act so stupid and how long will it take them to realize that the whole world is just shaking there head in amazement,regret or disgust every time they open their mouth. I went to checked on the righties at one of the few rightie that allows comments on blogs. They still don't have an idea that the world has passed them by on this issue and darned near every other one. They will insist that you are wearing the "tinfoil hat" if you point out that they have been reduced to a cult.
I'm guessing these must be the same people that believed the noted scientists and corporate shills that insisted smoking was not harmful after the evidence was in. I have no doubt whatsoever that they are the same ones that insisted (and many still insisting) that there were WMD in Iraq. Yes, they believe what there is no evidence for and diss something with mountains of evidence. This is a factual description of living in their own little fantasy world. Most rational people see that but you would be amazed if you got in a conversation with a radical republican. Not only do they think they are right, they still imagine that they and their views are still in the majority! They love to throw around the word "delusional". They should look it up sometime.

From Webster:

a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary.

As far as global warming goes, I have no way to know for sure but the arguments of the people that say there is make dozens of times more sense to me than "we are in a cycle" or whatever other hogwash they proffer.

Regardless it really doesn't matter whether there is global warming or not. The steps we need to take to fight it are the same steps we need to take on many other fronts from new technology to sustainable energy, to jobs and on and on. The rest of the world is moving forward while the radical republicans(the vast majority of republicans period) want us to do nothing or be laissez-faire and sit on our hands while the world leaves us in the dust. These people are harmful to our country and the rank and file radical right have no idea. They are in their Fox news, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Anne Coltergiest bubble that they apparently never venture out of. It is so much more fun if they can think of themselves as heros fighting the scourge of liberalism. THAT is the one and only mission of each and everyone of them, regardless of the truth or the consequences. That, according to aboved mentioned heros makes them a hero too. It turns my stomach.

See you at the barricades.


Blogger 99 said...

here's a link to the video that works

9:41 AM, July 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard today that the top selling medications in the U.S. are anti-depressants. No wonder when it too often seems impossible to save the planet from certain distruction by the crazies which most certainly includes the rightwing conservatives in charge of the U.S. or those who support them.
The UNliberal media has not helped at all and how much is it talking about the concert compared to the arrest of Gore's son? I haven't been keeping up with it. Even a lot of people who oppose Bush's rotten war believe far too much of the rightwing garbage. My ex, for instance, insisted for a long time that global warming was a natural phenomenon and not caused by fossil fuels, etc. He's starting to wake up, but not much, and he absolutely refuses to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" cuz you know that they will do that rather than expose themselves to a different point of view.
He claims, and he may be partly right in this, that polar bears are endangered from overhunting of seals rather than from the melting of the ice floes where they hunt. He insists that they nearly always live on land and (I guess) hunt seals on land so the ice that he denies is melting anyway is not a big problem. He, also, thinks we should open ANWR to drilling and makes fun of recycling. Republicans make lousy environmentalists in my opinion.

10:02 PM, July 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention that he does not listen to Rush, read Coulter's insanity, or watch O'Reilly or Hannity that I know of, but he does watch Faux News, apparently. Also, I suspect that he goes to rightwing blogs and sites, although he denies it.
Other than, his apathy toward global warming his other main craziness is his attitude re: Islamics who he believes are ALL taught to hate the West, esp. the U.S. and are ALL on a jihad against the West and are infiltrating America in order to kill all those who refuse to convert to Islam. He believes that throughout most of their history Iraqis, Iranians, etc. were nomads and that there were no great civilizations in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also, that Islam, a peaceful religion, pre-dated Mohammad, who was a crazy warmonger who invaded other countries to force conversion to his MUSLIM religion.
It not possible to re-educate him as, in HIS opinion, anything written by a moderate or worse yet an Islamic scholar is a lie and even encyclopedias and actual history books contain misrepresentations of history.
All this boggles my mind and I can't imagine where he came up with this except his mother has lent him some of the rightwing anti-Islamic hate literature put out to make $$$$ for the authors/publishers and to terrify the sheeple that she spends much of her free time reading. She voted for Bush/Cheney twice and doesn't even have the excuse of being a brainwashed evangelical.
He hates Bush's oil war, but absolutely refuses to understand the truth about his own Party and his favorite Presidents are Nixon and Reagan, so go figure.
Even the Republiscum leaders that are bailing on Bush's war are probably only doing so because of the upcoming election. It's gonna take a miricle to turn this country around and if the idiots that are deserting the Party cuz the Dems can't get us out of the war vote Independent, etc. McCain will be the one in
The White House and the Feds will have to seal the borders to keep millions of Americans from fleeing to Canada, etc.

10:43 PM, July 09, 2007  
Blogger Ron said...

and are ALL on a jihad against the West and are infiltrating America in order to kill all those who refuse to convert to Islam.
This is a common belief among the radical right. What it comes to is they think since all moslems are trying to kill us we must wipe them out first. They believe there is no talking to them because they are ALL enemies. So as a result they turn out to be exactly what they describe as evil on the other side. If you point this out they have the gall to say it is ok for us because we have moral superiority. Unfreaking believable!

McCain will be the one in
The White House
His campaign is about to tank. I can pretty much guarantee you it will be Romney or maybe Fred Thompson. Count on it. They have the backing of the kingmakers on the other side and they will win no matter what.

7:46 PM, July 10, 2007  
Blogger Ron said...

Win the nomination that is.

7:47 PM, July 10, 2007  
Blogger Ron said...

Thanks 99. Hopefully it is fixed now.

7:53 PM, July 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Romney
or Fred Thompson (who should stick to co-starring in "Law and Order" and stay out of politics)
Let's put it this way and forgive me for being a cynic. If you look at history our Presidents with the exception of JFK have all been WASP males. Ditto for most of our VPs. Agnew was Greek, but would never have been elected if not paired with Tricky Dicky. For some reason, either the powers that be in the 2 major Parties have largely prevented the nominations of minorities, women, and ethnic candidates or the voters are just too prejudiced to vote for them in the primaries. For this reason, I will be surprised if either Hillary or Barack actually gets the nomination, but here we are talking about The DEMOCRATIC PARTY. The GOP is far more unlikely to go for someone who isn't WASP and male.
Guiliani is Italian-American, probably Catholic, and too ethnic for the Southern and Southwestern good ol' boys and girls. Romney is Morman, right? The LDS is just too far out for these folks (not to mention me and lots of other Libs). Thompson is just too far out in right field-puhleeze don't let it be him! McCain seemed to be the most likely choice cuz he's WASP and male and because he sucked up to the GOP big time by #1 betraying his friend John Kerry and #2 compromised almost every decent political position he's ever held by kissing Dick Cheney's backside these last 4 years. If his campaign is tanking, it's probably going to be Thompson and if it is, Goddess help us all.
Re: Live Earth-heard it did not do very well. Compare that to Live Aid and it shows how much we have changed for the worse in 22 years. Also,
TV Guide Magazine while highlighting it for the week and day, did not bother to do a big story on what was a world wide event to draw attention to what may be the most important issue facing our planet. Instead there was a 2 pg. article on some dumb reality show, "So You Think You Can Dance". The worst of it is that there are too many millions of people out there who don't care about or believe in global warming. They're more interested in whether some lady chef should display her cleavage or not. Gah!!!


9:32 PM, July 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a response to the Hindu prayer in the Senate from a Radical Christian Funadamentalist website with all of its dellusional rantings about being persecuted, how we were founded as a "christian" nation, its the fault of secular humanists and liberals - which means anyone they disagree with - and other "liberal"
uses of all caps and !. Actually, there are some reasoned responses but they are for the most part ignored as they do with most reality.

Larry in New Mexico

2:15 AM, July 13, 2007  

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