Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

Obama! A Modern U.S. President (musical spoof)

This spectacular piece from Ronnie Butler Jr:

Making life changes.

Today I got my hair cut and I started filing job applications, something I haven’t done since I retired, off of Craig’s List. There were four local jobs I felt qualified for, so I answered the ads for them. The biggest reason, of course, is that being retired is boring… and even though Social Security is adequate, I would just as soon have some or all of it cut back (depending on the income I get from a part-time or full-time job) and have something to do that I don’t have to invent myself.

I think I’m going to do a little bit of hair and mustache dying as well… perhaps if I look 55 instead of 65 and no one asks my age a job will come along easier. Ever since I was laid off (with my whole Department) at CSC a few years ago, right at the beginning of the deadly recession, and started my long and unsuccessful job search, I have felt simply OLD. It’s hard to work with that feeling, but I’ll get over it.

I’m not really sure I can get anything, but I’m sure going to try.

Juan Cole points out the amazing changes that will happen in Congressional Committees…

Rep. John Shimkus

Shimkus of Illinois

… in particular the Energy and Commerce Committee where John Shimkus (R – IL) is seeking the Chairmanship:

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), who will seek the Energy and Commerce Committee chairmanship maintains that we do not have to worry about climate change because God promised in the Bible not to destroy the world again after Noah’s flood.

The video I posted got pulled by YouTube as ‘spam’, which it isn’t, so I presume Google was successfully trolled; but I found another one; unfortunately it has added expletive subtitles for which I apologize.

YouTube has the video:

About half the newly elected Congressmen are climate deniers (and if past experience is any guide, about a third of them are criminals).

You know how climate change deniers are always saying that in past geological ages carbon dioxide reached 1000 parts per million or more in the atmosphere, with no dramatic effect on the world’s temperatures? Yeah, just an increase of 2.5 to 5 degrees.

– Juan Cole

I know we’ll be much more secure knowing that God will protect us from Global Warming (I wonder if God was trying to protect the Dinosaurs… just like I wonder how Jonah survived being dissolved by stomach acid in the Whale’s digestive tract.) How did America vote these idiots into power?

I am so happy that we have Juan Cole to keep our focus on what’s happening here… he is a major star in the blogosphere.