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Some of us considered hopenchange a joke

before there was a cartoon website.  http://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/  . They also had a very clever cartoon on Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras with the comment [I'm paraphrasing]: Enjoy Fat Tuesday this year because if Obama is re-elected, Michelle is changing next year’s into L0w-Fat Tuesday.

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Not what you think

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/211268.php

Have you seen this yet? A video ‘apology’ to President Karzai from an American citizen and blogger with a viewpoint many of us share.

Meanwhile, Christians are massacred in Arab Spring Egypt and in Nigeria and Kenya with barely a peep from the MSM. American flag-burning and Bible-burning in the Mideast is passe.

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Priorities

http://smalldeadanimals.com a most excellent Canadian blog

 

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Idiot Enviro QOD

http://junkscience.com/2012/02/26/bats-bald-eagles-thwarting-minnesota-wind-project/

Yeh, sometimes it’s hard to pin down to only one but this is rich. During a discussion of a proposed T Boone Pickens-backed windfarm that has killed federally-protected bald eagles and bats, the attorney for windfarm developer AWA Goodhue said this:

   Brusven disagreed, saying turbines might kill eagles, but would not do so on        purpose.

Can you believe it? Turbines don’t kill on purpose. Who knew? Evidently wind turbines aren’t evil like the coal mines and oil drills that kill poor obscure salamanders and itty-bitty leeches on purpose.

Let’s state the obvious: most of us consider bald eagles and bats a lot more important than a little fish that halts irrigation on Cali farmland.

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http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/02/israel-apartheid-week-sickness-returns/

We don’t develp our oil so we have to buy oil from unfriendly anti-democratic Arab money then they spend our money in Ivy League colleges to twist higher education their way and the dumb*** students flatter themselves for their newly-acquired lefty anti-Semitic views.

This just sucks all around.

Update: Got distracted by a phone call and forgot to mention the LI link includes a short 1:18 xtranormal video that would be funny if it weren’t so true.

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This Sunday In My Church

February 26, 2012

2nd Sunday in Lent

Prelude: A Mighty Fortress is Our God  Diderik Buxtehude

Opening Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is Our God [Ein Feste Burg]

First Reading: Genesis 9: 8-17

Anthem: Call to Remembrance [Richard Farrant]

Psalm 25: 6-7

Sermon Hymn: Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley [Lonesome Valley]

Sacrament of Baptism and Reception of New Members,

Congregation Response: We Know That Christ is Raised [Engelberg]

Offertory: Baptized into Your Name Most Holy [Anon]

Closing Hymn: O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High [Deo Gracias]

Closing Voluntary: A Mighty Fortress is Our God [Helmut Walcha]

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Keep your eyes on the road

h/t Maggie’s Farm http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

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Wasn’t it only a year or so ago that Al Gore confessed he’d been handing us a taxpayer-funded line on ethanol, but now seriously touted algae as an alternative energy source? Now, right on schedule Obama proposes algae as the answer to our energy problem. Always follow the green, and we’re not talking scum. Or maybe we are.

Wonder if Warren Buffett owns algae stock, too?

You have to dig deep into this 30-page report here http://www.dime-eu.org/files/active/0/Cooke-08-Fang-Biofuels-up.pdf to discover that one of Venture Capitalist KPCB [Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers] ‘s GreenTech firms, Amyris Biotechnologies, is in the business of biofuels, including Algal Biofuel. Al Gore is a partner with KPCB.  The firm Generation Investment, cofounded by Gore and David Bloom, also heavily invests in the CleanTech business of converting everything in the world to biofuels, although I didn’t see it directly tied to any one algae company. I’ll try to check later.

The San Francisco Bay area is just a hotbed cluster of GreenTech algal fuel startups. Didn’t Obama just come from a visit there? Isn’t that Nancy Pelosi’s home turf or nearby? Isn’t that the home of some RFK Jr interests?

BTW, you’ll be cheered to know that rooftop solar installer Solar City is ready to file an IPO with an estimated worth of $1.5 Billion. Bet you can guess what I’m going to say: Generation Investment is a major investor.

I think alternative energy research is fine. Here are my objections: quit sinking a ton of taxpayer money into the research and large tax benefits, especially during a recession and amid deep national debt; quit issuing state or federal mandates using taxpayer monies to meet artificial and arbitary goals, e.g.  the sale of Volts to the government fleet or Cali alternative energy; and quit limiting energy production to experimental and costly alternatives by denying fossil fuel expansion and production.

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For the son-in-law

http://blogs.wvgazette.com/johnmccoy/2012/02/24/one-solution-to-the-feral-hog-problem/

Have a Hog Out Contest for the most feral hogs killed, and everyone takes home the bacon.

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The BBC is such a lefty organization you have to wonder if they’re really on the side of the British. Abu Qutada has fought extradition from Britian back to Jordan for 10 years. Who is he? He was once called “bin Ladin’s right-hand man in Europe” and even his defense team admits he is a “grave risk” to national security. Probably the only country more screwed up on immigration ‘rights’ than the US is Britian.

Now, the BBC tells its journalists to refrain from calling him an ‘extremist’ because that “implies a value judgment” and don’t use older photos showing him fat because he’s lost some weight lately. Yii, yii, yii, yii, yii.

Here’s an article on the BBC sensitivity madness and a profile on Abu Qatada. Read it and weep for the British people, caught up in a web of immigrant rights, EU courts with no sense, and lefty politicians. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9067754/BBC-tells-its-staff-dont-call-Qatada-extremist.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/9019817/Profile-Abu-Qatada.html

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