Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Catching up on this-n-that

Official Presbyterian Publisher Issues 9/11 Conspiracy Book
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were orchestrated by the U.S. government, according to a book to be released later this month by Westminster John Knox Press—a division of the denominational publisher for the Presbyterian Church.
Environment drowning in bottled water
"Although in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can cost up to 10,000 times more," states an article at the Earth Policy Institute Web site. "At as much as $2.50 per liter ($10 per gallon), bottled water costs more than gasoline." ...making and hauling all those plastic bottles burns massive quantities of fossil fuels. Most of those bottles are made from crude oil derivatives... making bottles to meet Americans' demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year. Worldwide, some 2.7 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water each year.
Good Riddance To The Gingrichites: GOP 'Chess Club' Ruled The House For 12 Years And Won't Be Missed
The men who ran the Republican Party in the House of Representatives for the past 12 years were a group of weirdos. The iconic figures of this era were Newt Gingrich, Richard Armey and Tom Delay. They were zealous advocates of free markets, low taxes and the pursuit of wealth; they were hawks and often bellicose; they were brutal critics of big government. Yet none of these guys had success in capitalism. None made any real money before coming to Congress. None of them spent a day in uniform. And they all spent the bulk of their adult careers getting paychecks from the big government they claimed to despise.
And finally:
"This administration has been by far the most incompetent, inept, and with more moral cowardice, and obsequiousness to their wealthy contributors, and obliviousness to the public interest of any administration in modern history, and probably in the entire history of the country." - Al Gore, speaking for me... thanks, Al


azgoddess said...

bottle would cost so much less to just clean up our water and be able to drink from the tap

i remember being able to drink from the garden hose when i was out playing as a be able to do that again...ahh

windspike said...

Hey, how about we start a movement to send the whole of the W, Rove and Co to Iraq in 2009 - they will all be out of jobs and what better way to get them to deliver on their nobel mission to spread and encourage freedom and democracy there?

SheaNC said...

azgoddess: that reminds me of my Arizona years. I am from the White Mountains, and I remember how bad Phoenix tap water always tasted compared to what I was used to. When I moved to Phoenix, I just kept a fridge full of iced tea!

windspike: that's a great idea... let 'em put their money where their mouths are! (pardon the weird grammar)