Archive for November, 2009

Rick Warren Scrambles to CYA

Yesterday “Christian” pastor Rick Warren refused to say whether he thought it was a bad idea that Uganda has decided that its official policy will be to slaughter gays who are HIV positive.

As you might imagine, that didn’t go over so well so voila — Pastor Rick and his wife have arranged for a gathering tomorrow at the Saddleback church; people can get free AIDS testing, $1.00 tacos, and “speakers, prayer, testimonies and music.”

What a guy.

(H/t JG.)

November 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM Leave a comment

No Thanks Obama

Tomorrow night President Obama will commit millions of dollars, and who knows how many years and how many lives, to continuing a war against 100 al Qaeda guys in Afghanistan.  The ratio will be something like 1,000 U.S. troops to every one al Qaeda member.

On Wednesday Obama will hold a “jobs summit” at the White House and on Thursday he’ll kick off a “White House to Main Street Tour.

I can’t imagine going to a “Main Street Tour” rally.  The pandering that’s going on here is just sickening.

 

November 30, 2009 at 8:12 PM Leave a comment

4,367 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq

We don’t hear about the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in “Operation Iraqi Freedom” very often anymore — Iraq!  George Bush’s war  — but I think we should keep the number in mind.  4,367 Americans.  4,685 “Coalition of the Willing” forces.

What a waste.  What an awful, awful waste.

I’m proud to say that before Bush launched his war I was a member of the “focus group” that protested against the loss of those lives.

Those 4,367 people were alive then.  They didn’t have to die.

November 30, 2009 at 7:29 PM Leave a comment

Palin’s “Bus Tour” is as Fake as She Is

Sarah Palin’s salt-of-the-earth “bus tour” is actually a Gulfstream jet tour.  Guess they park the bus around the corner from wherever she’s going, put her on, and drive a few hundred feet to make it look authentic.

November 30, 2009 at 5:30 PM Leave a comment

Beware of “Blog Warriors”

If you start seeing identical posts from trolls, consider this:

November 30, 2009 at 4:42 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

Speaks for itself.

November 30, 2009 at 4:25 PM Leave a comment

Chinese Company Awarded Giant U.S. Construction Projects

From ChinaDaily:

China State Construction Engineering Corp, the largest contractor in China, has bagged a subway ventilation project worth about $100 million in New York’s Manhattan area, marking the construction giant’s third order in the United States’ infrastructure space this year.

[…]

“The new project, along with the $410-million Hamilton Bridge project and a $1.7-billion entertainment project it won earlier this year, signals China State Construction’s ambition to tap the American construction market,” said Li Zhirui, an industry analyst at First Capital Securities.

[…]

In the first three quarters of this year, the Chinese construction giant signed more than $2 billion worth of contracts in the US market. China State Construction was also the contractor for a high school, a railway station and the Chinese embassy in the US.

Are we crazy?

November 30, 2009 at 4:22 PM Leave a comment

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