Monday, October 08, 2007

Monday, Monday!

October 8, 2007 - 6:27am.

These madmen must be driven from office

George W. Bush is an American Hitler. We can no longer deny that unpleasant reality and we must face the sad fact that the President of the United States is an international war criminal, a despot who sanctions torture and a madman who is nothing less than a mass murderer.

Impeachment of this criminal is no longer an option. It is a necessity. Bush, along with his partner in crime Dick Cheney, must be removed from office. They must be arrested and tried for their crimes and, upon conviction, they must be punished to the full extent of the law.

The United States can no longer sit back and allow the slow, plodding wheels of Democracy take its course. We cannot wait until January 20, 2009, to remove these thugs from office. It must happen now. He is a threat not only to the peace and security of the United States but represents a clear and present danger to the world as we know it.

Bush is an international terrorist far more dangerous than Osama bin Laden. Bush is a Hitler with nuclear weapons, an unhinged, megalomaniacal madman bent on world destruction.

@ Capitol Hill Blue

Better move quick, 10/15/07 is getting closer.

Glad I am not the Lone Ranger wanting the thugs out of Dodge, tar and feathers still work.


carey said...

Den and all,

I'm so sorry I missed the bash on Friday. I'll go back and see everything. I'm so busy right now with the end of a grading period and oh, just everything.

Hooray Doug Thompson!

Alan said...

This one's for all, but 'specially for Dr. B.

Could West Texas algae curb oil dependence?

Some are betting the slimy plant will make biofuels a more viable option
The two companies behind it, El Paso's Valcent Products and Canadian alternative energy firm Global Green Solutions, have developed a system they claim will allow for cheap mass production of algae in just about any corner of the world.

Such a breakthrough, though still untested on a wide scale, could greatly accelerate the expansion of renewable fuels like biodiesel and ethanol because the oil extracted from algae can be used to make those fuels, said the companies who own the lab through a joint venture called Vertigro.
About 20,000 bags can be hung in one square acre, yielding 100,000 gallons of algae oil per year, Kertz said. By contrast, one acre of soybeans can produce just 50 gallons of soybean oil a year and one acre of corn yields 29 gallons per year, Vertigro said.

But the biggest benefit: Algae farms can be built virtually anywhere — a point Vertigro hoped to illustrate by locating in West Texas. <===== VERY arid... Alan
The newspaper article has a small table included that I'll reproduce here by typing...
Yield of vegetable oil in gallons per acre per year:
corn: 29
soybeans: 50
sunflower: 110
rapeseed: 130
palm: 700
algae: 100,000

Alan said...

The H-town paper also published an article by Friedman that surprised me. Every once-in-a-while he writes something worth reading. Here is the original at the NYTimes. The Chronicle here had it with a more interesting title... "Don't they know the tooth fairy pays for wars?". haha

Charge It to My Kids

Every so often a quote comes out of the Bush administration that leaves you asking: Am I crazy or are they? I had one of those moments last week when Dana Perino, the White House press secretary, was asked about a proposal by some Congressional Democrats to levy a surtax to pay for the Iraq war, and she responded, “We’ve always known that Democrats seem to revert to type, and they are willing to raise taxes on just about anything.”
There's your teaser. The rest is pretty good, and not very long.

David B. Benson said...

Alan --- Thanks.

I do hope this idea pans out. Biopact is quite negative with regard to the prospects for algae, but the innovations in this approach might be successful.

And I'll remind everybody of the several posts towards the end of yesterday regarding the senate bill S. 1884...

micki said...

Alan, taking into account Thomas Friedman's moral transgressions as a cheerleader leading up to bush's illegal War of Choice on Iraq, he has it about right now. But, not quite.

In addition to raising taxes, let's talk about a national draft.

That'd make people sit up and pay attention for a change.

BTW, I don't want any of my taxes paying for a war I don't want, nor do I want a military draft. But, the twin threats of higher taxes and conscripting college-bound kids into unnecessary Wars of Choice, could get people thinking. Well, maybe.

Carey, I've been wondering about the LaJolla sliding hill situation, and hoped that it hadn't slid your way! Nice to hear from you.

Dangerous Sealer Stayed on Shelves after Recall

The above is for all "do-it-yourselfers" in this blog community. BTW, I feel pretty much the same way about Home Depot as I do about Wal-Mart. Puke.

I second what Dr. B said about S. 1884 -- chop, chop!

micki said...

Same Old Party

Paul Krugman's column today is a nice counterpoint to Friedman's column.

Guess who's my favorite? :-)

Gerald said...

Even though Hitler Bush is giving me the birdie, I believe that both parties have given us the birdie and a massive B.O.H.I.C.A up our rectum.

DEN, 7 more days before a nuclear attack upon Iran. I want all Nazi Americans to know that I consider the Iranians as my brothers and sisters in God.

I went to confession today and I confessed my major sin that is difficult to shake. The sin is my anger at my country and our government. We are in the middle of a Parish Mission. It is like a retreat. The spiritual advisor said that I need to divert my attention away from anger by writing letters, etc. He is right. It feels good to vent my thoughts.

I cannot remember but I do believe that I may have been one of the first persons to call Bush, HITLER. Not only does it feel good to call Bush, HITLER, but it is also very oppropriate as well.

On Friday, Bush defended his administration’s use of torture. He has ordered the Pentagon to draw up plans for an invasion of Iran and authorized the military to develop scenarios that include the use of nuclear weapons in such a war. He has placed loyalists in permanent positions on many key federal agencies, ensuring that his insane policies will be carried out long after he leaves office.

I’m sorry, but as an American I can no longer sit back and leave the removal of George W. Bush from office to the flawed political system. That is the system that put him into office, not once but twice, and it is the system that has allowed him to seize control of the government and subvert the will of the American people.

The Democratic leadership of Congress failed the American people by not delivering on the promises that swept them into power in the 2006 midterm elections. The only way they can restore credibility is by taking the drastic, but necessary, steps to remove Bush and Cheney from office before they destroy this nation and the world.

Gerald said...

Paul Krugman's article is a great read and it is also very objective.

I believe the problem with the conservatives especially today is that they are the same conservatives as ever but their minds are distracted.

They are GOrPs! Not only do they smell women's bicycle seats but they are spending more time smelling men's bicycle seats. Their minds cannot have the time to save our country.

David B. Benson said...

Common Dreams sent me an e-mail stating that they are O-U-T of $$.


DEN said...

Gerald, smelling bicycle seats???

More like sniffing glue!

David B. Benson said...

Reading more carefully, Common Dreams is simply requesting support for another quarter.

Not as dire as I thought...

Alan said...

Oh man, I splurged on myself today. I bought a 20-inch widescreen monitor on sale. Just got it hooked up while ago and I'm still getting used to it. I couldn't believe the price for one with 3000:1 contrast ratio and I couldn't resist it. Most are around 800:1 or maybe 1000:1.
I won't be having to scroll sideways now, to read a web page! I've had this Compaq 15-inch flat panel monitor forever... back when it cost me $350... and this one after the rebate is about half that.
*does a Toyota kick*

David B. Benson said...

Ok, I passed the word about encouraging senators to co-sponsr Ken Salazar's Harvest Energy Act of 2007 to the same collection of domestic organizations that I had previously sent biochar information to.

I also pasted into a couple of blogs.

And, with some difficulty, I encouraged three of the senators on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to also co-sponsor it. (I choose those three because I could truthfully state that I knew a bit about agriculture in their state.)

carey said...

My sister saw the Friedman article and was similarly surprised and impressed.

Important to bring up the draft Micki. It's coming one way or another. I have to look at it down the barrel of a gun so to speak with Brandon closing in on draft age.

Hillary, Hillary. Heard about nothing else this weekend. Then heard our local guy on Air America said his calls were divided up between mostly anti-Clinton, hardly any on Obama and a good portion are interested in Edwards, and, of course Kucinich. (That guy has some real presence and power when he speaks by the way.) The Obama disinterest is noticeable perhaps because people feel he can't be elected just yet.

Fascinating and encouraging on the algae Alan.

Rest assured my activity on the bills you cited Dr. B.

micki said...

Let's see I just logged on and my AOL "Welcome Screen" came up with the latest news headlines:

Pam Anderson (who's she?) married Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend

If you want to live longer, eat fewer calories. Just be sure they are the right calories

Why do we have an appendix?

Hidden Dangers in Your Makeup

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Shazam!!!!!!!!!!! And here I was worrying my self into a frenzy about stupid stuff like climate change and war. Fuck it. I'm going to bed early and putting the covers over my head!