Archive for May 26, 2011

What’s a Rain Forest?

Brazil shreds laws protecting its rainforests

Brazil has taken a big step towards passing new laws that will loosen restrictions on the amount of Amazon rainforest that farmers can destroy, after its lower house of parliament voted in favour of updating the country’s 46-year-old forest code.

In a move described as “disastrous” by conservationists, the nation’s congress backed a bill relaxing laws on the deforestation of hilltops and the amount of vegetation farmers must preserve. The law also offers partial amnesties for fines levied against landowners who have illegally destroyed tracts of rainforest.

This is a photo of the Amazon rain forest per the article above.

This is a photo of the Amazon rain forest I knew as a kid:

(That river?  It’s the Amazon.)

The Brazilians who chop their forests down are people who have no other means of survival, so they turn to logging.

May 26, 2011 at 8:49 PM Leave a comment

WTF = Welcome to Facebook

It’s the Tweet of the Day folks.

This reminds me of when I was a kid:

:)

May 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM Leave a comment

Obama Had a Bad Feeling About DSK

Way back in 2009 President Obama had a bad feeling about Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

Watch your hand bud.

May 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM Leave a comment

Planned Parenthood’s “Abortionplex” — Yikes!

The Onion:

Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex

The state-of-the-art facility, which features an IMAX movie theater as well as multiple fetus incinerators.

Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible.

During a press conference, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told reporters that the new state-of-the-art fetus-killing facility located in the nation’s heartland offers quick, easy, in-and-out abortions to all women, and represents a bold reinvention of the group’s long-standing mission and values.

Hey, it’s The Onion folks.  But no.  Wingers believe it.  Note some of their reactions:

– PAID FOR WITH TAX DOLLARS — MAKE ME SICK!

–  Planned Parenthood’s Auschwitz .  Who would have thought?

–  Something is seriously wrong with our society…..WOW….I am sickened and saddened by our society.

Read more here.

Dumbed down or WHAT?

Is it any wonder Republicans what to cut funding for schools? It works to their advantage and people fall for this stuff.

Ah.  Mazing.

May 26, 2011 at 6:26 PM Leave a comment

Sarah Palin’s Memorial Day Weekend Bus Tour

A poll came out the other week showing that Sarah Palin would lose a hyothetical presidential race to radical Socialist hippie weirdo (their words, not mine) Dennis Kuchinch:

Kucinich’s lead over Sarah Palin if they were to face off would be 43-36. In that scenario Kucinich gets 16% of Republicans to Palin’s 12% of Democrats and leads her by 10 points with independents at 42-32.

That’s how unpopular she is.

So, in that light, this is just sad:

This Sunday, May 29th, Governor Palin and the SarahPAC team will begin a trip through our nation’s rich historical sites, starting from Washington, DC and going up through New England. The “One Nation Tour” is part of our new campaign to educate and energize Americans about our nation’s founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America.

Here’s the bus:

I almost feel sorry for her.

May 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM Leave a comment

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Temporary “Jail”

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, who is under indictment in NYC for sexual assault on a hotel worker, is currently under “house arrest.”

Insofar as Strauss-Kahn lives in France and was visiting the U.S. when the incident happened, his family had to arrange for a “house” for him to live in while he is under “house arrest.”

Here’s the little place they found.  It rents for $50,000 per month:

More photos here.

Not bad huh?

May 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM Leave a comment

Love the X-Men? Join the Army and Become One

Talk about glorifying killing and death (ie., war), check out this new ad from the Army:

May 26, 2011 at 10:05 AM Leave a comment


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