Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Media before Falwell's statement: "Tinky Winky is gay!" After: "No he's not!"

May 16, 2007


Beginning in early 1998, the news was bristling with stories about a children's cartoon PBS was importing from Britain that featured a gay cartoon character, Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubbie with a male voice and a red handbag.

People magazine gleefully reported that Teletubbies was "aimed at Telebabies as young as 1 year. But teenage club kids love the products' kitsch value, and gay men have made the purse-toting Tinky Winky a camp icon."

In the Nexis archives for 1998 alone, there are dozens and dozens of mentions of Tinky Winky being gay — in periodicals such as Newsweek, The Toronto Star, The Washington Post (twice!), The New York Times and Time magazine (also twice).

In its Jan. 8, 1999, issue, USA Today accused The Washington Post of "outing" Tinky Winky, with a "recent Washington Post In/Out list putting T.W. opposite Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche, essentially 'outing' the kids' show character."

Michael Musto of The Village Voice boasted that Tinky Winky was "out and proud," noting that it was "a great message to kids — not only that it's OK to be gay, but the importance of being well accessorized."

All this appeared before Falwell made his first mention of Tinky Winky.

After one year of the mainstream media laughing at having put one over on stupid bourgeois Americans by promoting a gay cartoon character in a TV show for children, when Falwell criticized the cartoon in February 1999, that same mainstream media howled with derision that Falwell thought a cartoon character could be gay.

Teletubbies producers immediately denounced the suggestion that Tinky Winky was gay — though they admitted that he was once briefly engaged to Liza Minnelli. That's what you get, reverend, for believing what you read in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and Newsweek. Of course, Falwell also thought the show "Queer as Folk" was gay, so obviously the man had no credibility.

And unsurprisingly, it's true:

Google News archive search for "tinky winky gay icon"

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

The ACLU in a nutshell

Click to enlarge:

Image found on Stop the ACLU.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Use #865 for your bionic hand: flipping the bird

Check out what the woman does with her prosthetic hand at 1:52 (or 0:16 if it's counting down). What the heck???

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

LB:EF - More response to criticisms

I have previously responded to and reproduced the game developers' responses to many of the criticisms regarding LB:EF:

The left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"

New S&B; series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detail

I've since run across a few more criticisms and a few more of the game developers' responses.

First of all, here's a few more of the developers' comments:

Isn’t the game about converting people or die?
Absolutely not. The purpose of our game was to introduce an alternative to the gratuitously violent games in the marketplace. Our game is a real-time strategy game, which means there is a lot of game play specific to finding recruits, building up housing and food supplies to support them…and looking after both the physical and spiritual health of all your recruits. The most successful way to fight, is through the means of spiritual warfare; PRAYER and WORSHIP. Soldiers and military weaponry are available, but once anyone plays the game, they’ll see how difficult it is to succeed by using these less effective means of warfare. And remember, this is NOT a first-person shooter where a guy gets a gun and is told to blow everyone away. It’s a strategy game, nothing violent by comparison to the dark content in the video game industry.

What about Left Behind theology?
When people come against us for the doctrinal view of Left Behind, we state that future prophecy teaching is NOT a part of the game. We recognize that not all Christian groups believe the world will end the same way, and we did not want that to be a barrier…so instead, we use the storyline of Left Behind as a fictional backdrop to the game stories.

How can you justify the violence in the game?
There is no violence, only conflict. When playing chess, if a bishop takes a pawn, you can show it violently by having the pawns’ head taken off with blood squirting out, or you could just show the conflict by having the pawn fall down. The fact is, our game is ‘less’ violent than a Star Wars game. And if a parent still has a problem with the conflict in the Star Wars’ movies or games, I’d recommend they buy a Nintendo Wii and stay away from the other console or PC games.

Is this a game about Christians against the other faiths; the Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists?
Absolutely not. The term Christian is never used to refer to the Tribulation Force. However, the Antichrist is the perfect badguy for people of all religions…since he wants to snuff out what anyone can believe. Imagine Hitler against the world times 10.

What about Timothy Simpson’s claims?
We spoke with Tim Simpson offline, and when we initially asked him about his complaints, he said it was the theology. When we clarified that we had removed any end-of-days teaching, and only use it as a fictional backdrop, Mr. Simpson has since changed his view and found something else to speak about. Unfortunately, when we asked him what the name of the first level character in the game was, which is “LEONARD”, he didn’t know the answer. And this is proof that many people say they played the game, but in reality, they haven’t.

How would you summarize the controversy?
We believe many people are unfairly using our game as a political or media opportunity to perpetuate traffic to their websites in an effort to increase their constituencies. In contrast, others who have spoken out have showed an honest attempt to help us resolve issues they may have found in certain levels of the game. When this is the case, by all means, we’ll make a game patch and publish it to insure our game holds up to the highest of standards and truth. All others that have spoken out against our game, declined from having a productive discussion offline. For them, we can only hope they’ll realize our heart to “make a difference” and work with us to make the game more reflective of the views we share.

I, too, have run into people who have criticized the game either sight-unseen, after having only played an out-dated version of the demo or after playing through just a couple missions. No other game is ever judged this way. For example, had people judged the first "Tomb Raider" game by the training level or first level, it never would've been the blockbuster hit it became. The training and first levels of "Tomb Raider" are simplistic, unchallenging and boring, but they help teach you how to play the game. The same goes for LB:EF.

As to criticisms I've personally run across, the most prevalent ones question the theology of the game and the mixing the Gospel with the marketing for the game.

As far as the theology goes, you already read above how the designers responded to this issue. Some accuse the game (and books) of teaching Dispensationalism (i.e. End Times theology), which they deem to be unbiblical and - for some bizarre reason - extremely offensive. (These same people are quick to throw up the "well, that's your interpretation - not mine" line to defend their beliefs. However, when it comes to Dispensationalism, they're quick to denounce it as absolutely false with no discussion or chance for someone to say "that's your interpretation, not mine.") Even if the game was about teaching Dispensationalism (which it isn't), so what? It has no bearing on the issue of salvation. People who believe in Dispensationalism are no more or less saved than those who don't and vice versa. Romans 14, which I hope the anti-Dispensationalists know, reminds us not to pass judgment on disputable matters. Interpreting the book of Revelation is a disputable matter. In fact, I think it's the biggest disputable matter for Christians is interpreting the book of Revelation. Only a very foolish person would say either "Dispensationalism is absolutely wrong" or "Dispensationalism is absolutely correct." It's an open-ended question and people need to remain open-minded about it. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case with many of the critics of LB:EF. They've unequivocally judged the "theology in the game" to be "horrible" and "completely false." Says who? In any case, the game developers (and even the authors of the books) have taken the open-minded stance to the issue of the End Times. They present all sides and encourage people to search for their own answers (e.g. here). I've never heard such a statement made by any of the game's critics.

The other criticism I ran into most often involved the issue of marketing. Some felt that linking the Gospel and marketing - however tenebrous the link - was a horrible offense. This criticism is just plain silly. There is simply nothing unbiblical about buying and selling goods and there is certainly every reason to use biblical principles regarding business (and everything else in life). Left Behind Games is a business and they make a product. Businesses that make products need to use marketing to distribute and sell them. That's just a fact of life in this day and age (as it was 2000 years ago) and, as I have already said, there's nothing unbiblical about it. If there were something unbiblical about it, a lot of Christians would be in trouble. From Christian bookstores to Christian publishers and even to those who distribute Bibles for free, marketing is an integral part of what they do. Marketing is not evil, even if it is linked to products which have a Christian message.

I should point out, too, that these two criticisms (and most other criticisms) of LB:EF come from liberal Christians - i.e. people who tend to be greatly biased against things like Dispensationalism and marketing. This is strange as these are the same people who constantly demand that their beliefs and views be treated with open-mindedness and tolerance by conservative Christians. I'm all for open-mindedness and tolerance on disputable issues, but I am also for open-mindedness and tolerance being a two-way street. As the criticisms of LB:EF show, it usually isn't. Liberal Christians are quite close-minded and intolerant of conservative Christians' beliefs. I'm fine with that. I will point out their hypocrisy in demanding for themselves what they do not afford others, but it's ultimately their choice to be that way and I will never say they are wrong or have false beliefs on disputable issues. We are, after all, brothers and sisters in Christ and are called to love each other.

Previous posts:

LB:EF - Mission 17
LB:EF - Mission 16
LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15
LB:EF - Mission 12
LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11
LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticism
LB:EF - Easter egg?
LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer!
LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8
LB:EF - The first few missions
LB:EF - Tutorial
LB:EF - the manual
New S&B; series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detail
The left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

An inconvenient truth about "An Inconvenient Truth"

More Al Gore Hypocrisy: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Wasn’t Carbon Neutral

According to a Web site release from NativeEnergy - which has since been removed - it only cost 40 tons of offsets (worth about $480) to make "An Inconvenient Truth" carbon neutral.

It's an absurdly low figure given that the making of a 30-second television commercial can easily produce 50 tons and the movie "Syriana" - another NativeEnergy project - was supposedly offset with 2,040 tons worth of offsets.

Offsets are a sham anyway and there's no actual scientific proof that they work. (How can you have scientific proof of something that supposedly will happen in the future?)

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Monday, July 23, 2007

In memory of Jennifer

One of my high school classmates died recently. 35 is far too young for this to happen. She left behind 2 boys and a girl. Please pray for them during this difficult time.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

LB:EF - Mission 17

Mission 17 is another longer one because you have to search for places to build four chapels. You can't just build them wherever you want as you pretty much could do in previous missions. Also, the Antichrist's forces are getting more pervasive. They are mostly influencers and rock musicians who can turn your units neutral and even evil, but there are also a few military units which will attack you if you get too close. Eventually, the military units will start attacking your units and chapels directly.

Mission 17

Build, recruit, train, survive.

VE: 0
CK: 0
PS: 31 (previous score of 30 + 1)

Previous posts:

LB:EF - Mission 16
LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15
LB:EF - Mission 12
LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11
LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticism
LB:EF - Easter egg?
LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer!
LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8
LB:EF - The first few missions
LB:EF - Tutorial
LB:EF - the manual
New S&B; series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detail
The left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Kerry tries to rewrite history to justify pulling out of Iraq

Kerry: No Bloodbath In Vietnam After US Redeployment
Sen. John Kerry said during a C-SPAN appearance that fears of a bloodbath after the US withdrawal from Vietnam never materialized. He says he's met survivors of the "reeducation camps" who are thriving in modern Vietnam. An award-winning investigation by the Orange County Register concludes that at least 165,000 people perished in the camps.

Video at the link. Unbelievable!

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"Sustainable stocks" makes Algore's killing of sea bass a-ok

So say the liberals:

Gore Wedding Comes Back to Bite Bloggers on the Bass (an almost clever title)

Smearing Gore (yet again)

Al Gore - One Class Act Fish and ALL

Joining the dots on an anti-Gore story

Al Gore: Not Omnipotent

It's tough to be Al Gore

Sustainable stocks? Well, whoop-dee-doo. Does that mean I can go out and capture a few endangered - but tasty! - species, produce a sustainable stock of them and eat them? I seriously doubt it. The environmentalist nuts would be quick to condemn me for it even if I made sure to replace and even add to the number of animals I removed from the wild.

Of course, there is also the matter that the enviros aren't talking about: "sustainable stock" means "captive." I'm betting these fish don't have much room to roam. Remember how up in arms the liberals were about the spotted owl back in the 1980s? They claimed that the owls needed thousands - even tens of thousands - of acres to live. Undoubtedly, keeping these fish captive for the sole purpose of yanking them out of the water, cleaning them while they are still alive and serving them up on a plate is cruel, isn't it? I mean, you know how these people are when it comes to slaughtering chickens and cows. Anyway, why aren't these people rallying to have the "sustainable stocks" used to repopulate the wild population? Maybe then the wild population wouldn't be endangered anymore and this would no longer be an issue.

I guess when it comes to tasty fish, some things are more important than others.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's Jeb Eddy all over again!

Remember Jeb Eddy, the "ashamed Republican" who had been donating to Democrats for years?

Well, apparently he has a [political] doppelganger: Jim Ronca.
Unfortunately for the Sun-Times' attempt to make Ronca seem the dyed-in-the-wool Republican, Mr. Ronca has a long, long history of being a Republican who financially supports Democrats. In fact, a quick review of his public donation record proves that he almost never gives to a Republican at all. Out of the 10 candidates he's donated to, only two of them were Republicans... and one of those was Arlen Spector who hardly counts as a Republican in the first place! (One of the candidates he donated to I could not quickly identify the party affiliation. If anyone knows what party Bruce Bradley was in I'd appreciate the info.)

Some "staunch Republican" Ronca turns out to be!

Here are some of his political donations:

James R. Ronca
Schmidt, Ronca and Kramer

$1,000 Harris Wofford (Democrat, PA) 6/22/1994
$250 Charles Oberly (Democrat, PA) 10/3/1994
$500 Edward Kennedy (Democrat, MA) 11/16/1995
$250 Stewart Greenleaf (Republican, PA) 12/29/1999
$250 Patrick Casey (Democrat, PA) 6/3/2000
$500 Ron Klink (Democrat, PA) 6/13/2000
$500 Ron Klink (Democrat, PA) 9/15/2000
$500 Arlen Specter (Republican, PA) 11/5/2001
$500 Allyson Schwartz (Democrat, PA) 3/30/2004
$2,000 John Kerry (Democrat, MA) 5/27/2004
$500 Allyson Schwartz (Democrat, PA) 8/23/2005
$1,000 Bob Casey (Democrat, PA) 9/13/2006
$500 Bob Casey (Democrat, PA) 9/30/2005
$500 Bruce Bradley (?) 9/5/2006

Cue the nutroots to plug their ears and scream, "LALALALALALA!!!! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!"

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Supposed environmentalist Algore eats endangered fish at daughter's wedding

Hot on the heels of the rest of his hypocrisy (polluting the atmosphere by jetting around the world to promote environmentalism and living in a million-dollar, environmentally-unfriendly mansion), Algore proves once again that we must do as he says, not as he does:

ONLY one week after Live Earth, Al Gore's green credentials slipped while hosting his daughter's wedding in Beverly Hills.

Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass - arguably one of the world's most threatened fish species.

Remember, his rules are for the little people. He can ignore them as much as he likes.

Hey, Al - how many trees do you think you'll have to plant to make up for all those fish?

UPDATE: Humor:

"Hello, I'm a Chilean Sea Bass."

"Get in mah bell-ay!!!!!!"*

*Note: If you (i.e. Mom) haven't seen the Austin Powers movies, you won't get this.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Norm Coleman gets the last laugh over Galloway

Via Captain's Quarters, we find that pompous Brit jerk George Galloway is getting his just desserts. Is it wrong of me to take so much joy in his punishment? Not, I think, when it is so well deserved.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Music meme via Muzzy

I usually avoid doing these myself, but this one brought some interesting answers to mind.

Name a song...

... that was big part of your childhood.
Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"/Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.

... that makes you cry.
"Watch the Lamb" by Ray Boltz.

... that reminds you of a former love.
No answer. I never really loved anyone before my wife.

... that reminds you of a friend.
No answer. I've never heard a song that's reminded me of any of my friends.

... that is stuck in your head right now.
"Never Alone" by Barlow Girl.

... that makes you laugh.
"Lumberjack Song" by Monty Python's Flying Circus (as sung originally by Michael Palin).

... that reminds you of a bad time in your life.
"Sour Times" by Portishead.

... that you would dedicate to a friend.
"Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)" by Chris Rice.

... that makes you smile.
"Liberty Bell" by John Philip Sousa (aka the title music for Monty Python's Flying Circus).

... that you never want to hear again.
"Macarena" - Los del Rio (but it always rears its ugly head whenever I least expect it).

... that you would like to have played at your wedding (had it played)
"Canon in D major" by Pachelbel.

... that reminds you of your teenage years.
No single song. A few songs do this and not for anything to do with the meanings of the songs. I just remember them.

... that you would love to hear upon awakening.
"Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves

... that reminds you of your first major crush.
No answer. There is a song I could name, but I refuse to answer because I really don't want to remember that time or person.

... that you loved from your parents' record collection.
Some Christmas album the name of which I cannot remember.

... that you think the video was better than the song.
"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel. Ridiculously silly sexual innuendo in the song, but the stop-motion animation for the video was amazing.

... that reminds you of your current s.o. or spouse.
"Sweet Surrender" by Sarah McLachlan.

... that you think was better as a remake than the original.
"Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm.

... that you're embarrassed for liking.
No answer. I'm not embarrassed by any of the songs I like (and I don't listen to music that would be embarrassing to me - well, not anymore).

... that makes you think of sex.
"I Want Your Sex" by George Michael. (Yeah, I know. Duh. Pretty obvious.)

... that you could have written.
No answer. I'm not very poetic or lyrical.

... that makes you sad.
"When She Loved Me" by Sarah McLachlan.

... that fires you up.
"Toss the Feathers" by the Corrs. (A lot of Irish music does, in fact.)

... that makes you want to dance.
"The Chicken Dance."

... that you listened to most recently.
"Never Alone" by Barlow Girl.

... that sums up your way of looking at life.
"It Is Well With My Soul" by Horatio Spafford.

UPDATE: Oh, alright. Traditionally, one is supposed to "tag" one or more people to provide their answers in order to keep the meme going. Fine. Then I tag [my brother] The Impudent One and Kyle.

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Algore says Greenland is going to melt

Fast-forward to 3:09 (though it's all worth watching):

Hrm... A lot must've happened in the last couple years:

Recent Ice-Sheet Growth in the Interior of Greenland

Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise

Well, you know, the global warming fanatics will once again just claim that the growth is an effect of global warming.

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Commenters to be featured bloggers at Huff-n-Puff

Got this email from Huff-n-Puff (aka HuffPo aka the Huffington Post):
Comments are now threaded to facilitate better discussions, they appear faster on the site and abusive comments are easier for us to find and delete. We've added a commenter profile page which includes your bio and lists all comments you've posted. To add a bio, simply click on the Your Account link on the upper right hand corner of every page.

We also have a new I'm A Fan Of feature which lets you vote for your favorite commenters. They can also vote for you. Your fans will be listed on your profile page. We'll soon be able to alert you when your fans comment on stories and when your favorite bloggers post on the site.

But we're most excited to announce a new initiative where we will choose one commenter a month to become a featured blogger at HuffPost. Yes, a blogger! Reading through the comments on our site, we realized that our readers are an underutilized resource – smart and opinionated. Our decisions will be based on how many fans a commenter has, how often their comment is selected as a favorite and our moderators' favorites. Every comment has an I'm A Fan Of and a Favorite link so start voting for the comments and commenters you like best. We will announce the first one at the end of this month!

Folks, this is from a website that has discovered they have to shut off comments for posts about Republicans' health issues because of their commenters' tendency to fill up the comments with "smart and opinionated" wishes that the Republicans die. In light of that, this "new initiative" should be a hoot!


Video: famous polar bear "global warming" photo debunked

Environmentalist propaganda at its best (which is its worst).

Friday, July 13, 2007

Promise Keepers live webcast

Now this is very cool:

PKLive - 2007 Webcasts

About a quarter of the cost of attending PK in person and if you can't watch it all at one time, you have access to the archived webcast for 90 days.

The latest one starts tonight.


LB:EF - Mission 16

Mission 16 takes some time to complete and involves more contact - lots more contact - with hostile Global Community Peacekeeper forces. Thankfully, they stick to a set area at this point, so they are not overwhelming. Still, they present a challenge as they not only block your path, but also seek out your main characters. If any main character gets killed, the mission is failed.

The Empire State Building can be found in this mission. It's taller than how high the camera can go. Madison Square Garden - including the giant orange and white WNBA basketball outside - can also be found.

Mission 16

Find new allies, recruit, train, build.

VE: 0
CK: 0
PS: 30 (previous score of 29 + 1)

Previous posts:

LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15
LB:EF - Mission 12
LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11
LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticism
LB:EF - Easter egg?
LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer!
LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8
LB:EF - The first few missions
LB:EF - Tutorial
LB:EF - the manual
New S&B; series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detail
The left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Live Earth = big, fat, vulgar, hypocritical joke

This whole article is priceless. Here are some highlights:
But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000.

That was because of the weather... the GOOD weather!

The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday's good weather and said its Wimbledon tennis coverage had drawn away afternoon viewers.

That little bit of irony gave me a good laugh.

Musicians including Bob Geldof, Roger Daltrey and the Pet Shop Boys pointed out that a concert highlighting climate change had itself generated huge carbon emissions.

Performers were criticised for flying to concerts that were staged simultaneously on seven continents.

No real surprise there. They're just taking after their lord and master Algore (and his energy-gobbling home).

The BBC's coverage, which ran for 15 hours from 12.30pm on Saturday to 4am yesterday, also sparked dozens of complaints about bad language.


The bad language prompted a number of angry postings on BBC messageboards.

One viewer wrote: "Why did the BBC transmit this during daytime TV when many children will be watching? Why hasn't an apology been immediately forthcoming?" Another said: "It was disgusting behaviour." Other comments included: "It was pretty bad at that time of day" and "There is a line to be drawn".

That's probably another reason why they didn't have very good ratings.

The mounds of rubbish left by the 65,000 concert-goers at Wembley further tarnished the event's green credentials.

Organisers claimed most of the waste would be sorted and recycled but the Daily Mail saw little evidence of that taking place.

Again, no surprise there.

Live Earth was a complete failure and a farce. Just another excuse for liberal elites to get up on their high horses and look down their looooooooooooong noses at us poor, dumb schlubs and tell us to do as they say, not as they do. I'm a better environmentalist than Algore, the performers and the attendees.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July 4, 1776

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton, Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery, Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott, William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross, George Read, Caesar Rodney, Thomas McKean, Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton, William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn, Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Monday, July 02, 2007

Time for me to be "anti-science" again: more global warming bull

Newsweek Quiz: What Isn't Causing Global Warming?
Newsweek magazine has no doubt about what is and isn’t causing global warming.

In a Cosmo style quiz, the July 9 issue asked readers: “Which of these is not causing global warming today? A) Sport Utility Vehicles B) Rice Fields C) Increased Solar Output.”

The answer, according to co-authors Sharon Begley and Andrew Murr is increased solar output – and laid most of the blame on humans.

And here's some more people who are "anti-science" like me:
Even the radical environmental group Greenpeace stated that some glaciers have been retreating since 1850, long before SUVs existed. Left-leaning Chad Myers, CNN’s Severe Weather expert, said severe hurricanes were a result of natural cycles, not global warming in a May 23 segment.

Scientist Tzahy Vaksman, an aviation meteorologist, told the Jerusalem Post that we’ll only know if severe weather is caused by global warming after 20 more years of research.

And the father of scientific climatology, Reid Bryson a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, called man-caused global warming theories “hooey” in a June 18 report.

“[T]here is no credible evidence that [warming] is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It's been warming up for a long time,” he told The Capital Times of Madison, Wisc.

Of course, as with Newsweek, those dissenting opinions rarely ever make it to the public's ears and those who dare question the sacred cow of global warming are reviled as anti-science heretics.

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A study in left-wing hypocrisy, courtesy the Democrat Underground

Medea Benjamin of Code Pink(o) got a faceful of pie at some liberal event the other day. The posters on the Democrat Underground forums are outraged. They think it was a stupid stunt and the equivalent of assault.

Well, well, well. Let's turn back the hands of time, shall we?

Ann Coulter gets pied. DU laughs and applauds:

Two Arrested for Hurling Pies at Columnist (Coulter!)

"MAnn Coulter" gets hit with custard pies.

Bill Kristol gets pied. DU again laughs and applauds:

Speaker (William Kristol) takes a pie in the face

PIX! Bill Kristol Gets PIED

David Horowitz gets pied. DU... well, guess:

Activist hit by pie at Butler lecture (David Horowitz)

YAY! SCUMBAG Horowitz hit with a PIE!

Actually, I agree that it was a stupid stunt, too, and whoever did it will hopefully face the same justice the guys who threw a pie at Ann Coulter faced. However, that being said, there is some perhaps unintended merit in the incident as it exposed the left's blatant hypocrisy.

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