Friday, June 27, 2008

What I Hate About Political Parties

I hate political parties. It seems like all they are is a way to turn us against each other.

Now, from my previous posts you would assume that I am a conservative, and I am. That doesn't make me a republican. I don't think its healthy to bunch everyone in one group or the other. Everyday the media feed us stories about democrats doing this, republicans doing that. As Glenn Beck put it "Day after day, the media and analysts feed us stories that line us up against each other like armies getting ready for battle. Standing in the middle isn't an option, so people tend to take a side, even if they don't feel completely comfortable there." And it's true. I mean look at this election, I don't remember ever seeing so much mudslinging and constant attacking between the two parties. And the sad thing is that you can't even rely on a candidate to practice what he preaches.

How many times have you brought up a simple subject to someone of the opposite political beliefs and they jump on the defensive. Like today for instance. I was talking to a friend about the Democratic National Convention. Her views are liberal and mine are conservative. She literally said she was proud of me because I was reading democratic things. And then I told her I was reading how they are trying everything in their power to make every minor detail of the convention as green as possible. Immediately she took up arms and defended the democrats saying that what i read was probably FALSE. Nothing I could have said after that fact would have changed her mind. I was already wrong because I said something "bad" about democrats. Why are we so narrow-minded these days?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Global Warming (South Park Version)

As a follow up to my last post, I wanted to post this video. This is the way Al Gore wants us to act when it comes to global warming.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Al Gore is a Fraud

Al Gore is a FraudIts said that a man's commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind closed doors. When it comes to Al Gore and his precious global warming he doesn't necessarily live his so-called beliefs.

There was some controversy about Gore's home after it was found to be very inefficient. After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore and his massive home energy usage, Gore's excuse was 'well, the house is four times bigger than the typical house'. What an excuse. Was this the only house that he could find? Were there no other substitutes? Regardless, he made efforts to make his home more "green" but didn't really make things any better. According to the Nashville Electric Service, Al Gore's home burned through 213,210 kWh of electricity in the past year. That's 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

Gore's house now consumes 1,638 kWh more than before the renovations. Lets make the house more green he says, yet he increases his energy consumption by about 10%? Are we supposed to take this guy seriously? Well after he has won an Oscar, a Grammy, and the Nobel Peace Prize... I'm assuming that I am supposed to take him seriously.

Al Gore is just an alarmist, taking advantage of a scare tactic. It's estimated that he has increased his wealth by about $100 million thanks to speaking fees and investments related to the global warming hysteria.

“Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.” says Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, “Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity. Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”

Its okay, because he's super cereal about ManBearPig, err I mean Global Warming.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TF2 - Funny Video

I saw this funny video based on Team Fortress 2. If you play the game you will see the humor.

This is the Engineer inviting the Medic and Soldier to dinner.