Friday, July 20, 2007

"So You Can Take This Cookie, And ......." -311

Boy, you know your political career is really going down the tubes (pardon the pun) when national media outlets are reporting that your presidential powers will be handed off to the Vice President Cheney during your routine colonoscopy. The procedure is expected to last two hours, and be done at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland by a team from the National Naval Medical Center. Security is expected to be heightened within a considerable distance of the compound due to millions of reports of angry, war weary and unemployed (English speaking) American citizens looking to shove just about anything they can get their hands on up the chief executive's ... you know. Doctors say they are not expecting to find anything out of the ordinary. My guess why? Mainly because the President has been far too busy in the last seven years sticking it up all of ours, to have any time left to get something even close to his own.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Next Up: A Prohibition Beer Party

This past weekend saw the worldwide event of Live Earth. Although the 24 hour music marathon concert spanned seven continents, the ratings (worldwide mind you) were quite dismal at best ... so let's at least hope the seats sold out. Regardless, the real purpose of the event was raise public awareness of the growing global warming issues, and force world leaders to notice that support and legislate accordingly. Although a worthy cause, I guess that Al Gore just had to find something to propel himself back into the political spotlight since being defeated in the 2000 presidential election ... really, where's he been for the last seven years? Personally, I think his was nothing more than a last ditch muscle flexing exhibition before the 2008 presidential nominations, a "Remember me fellow Democrats? I almost won! Let's give it another whirl." My only question is this; How much greenhouse gases were created with the preparation and subsequent showing of seven events from diesel trucks to move the equipment, pyrotechnics, electrical generators, motorists going to and from the show (not to mention traffic created by the events), air travel for the performers/concert goers, buses, trains, taxis .... the list could go on. Really ... something a little more earth friendly would have made a better point.