Monday, July 14, 2008

Rants -- July 14, 2008

Welcome to the July 14, 2008 edition of Rants. This is a really good set.

Rant of the Week

It was really tough to pick just one. These are all deserved WINNERS! But the following is my favorite:

Ian Bowman presents Default VI: Employer posted at If It Feels Good Do It, saying, "I'm really glad you were into my last rant about sticker displaying hybrid owners. This rant is simply about people who work at Google. It's a specialized rant, but the people that get it seem to love it."

I especially like the "default messages" to Google men and women. Those are spot-on perfect.

Remie presents The Energy Crisis Solution | Hotfix America posted at Hotfix America, saying, "A post on how to fix our energy crisis and why it won't happen."

Right, it will never happen. We're too stupid to look a week into the future. Spend a little here to save A LOT there? Naw, never gonna happen. So sad. :(

Holly Ord presents We Know McCain=Bush, So What’s the Problem? posted at Menstrual Poetry

Yep. McCain is just dumber and older. I hope he picks a great, young, and smart running mate. We'll see him (or her) sooner rather than later. I have every confidence John McCain will die or be committed to an institution before his presidency runs out (if he's elected, of course).

NotYourDaddy presents Mommeeeee ? It's Not Fair! posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, "'He got more than me. Mommy, make him give me some of his.' Does that sound like childish whining? As childish as it may sound, it’s the basis of the most devastatingly destructive politico-economic folly of the modern age. When you take that same concept and translate it into adult language, it comes out as the redistribution of wealth."

I agree. What's mine is mine and what's yours is ours. Or something like that. Isn't that the American way?

NotYourDaddy presents What is Conservatism? posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, "Conservatism is about believing in the principles on which this country was founded. Those principles are grounded, not in the unlimited powers of government to regulate every aspect of our lives, but in our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

True dat.

Recoil presents Is Will Smith Black? Gee, I didn't Notice! posted at Double Barreled Opinions.

Will Smith is black? OMG! :)

Blooks LLC presents Top 5 Stephen T. Colbert Contributions to American Politics | Carnival of PoliticsCarnival of Politics.

I love the Colbert Report! The writers there are as talented as the Simpson's writers, only more topical and they have to be on their game 4 times a week, as opposed to what, 13 times a year? Scratch that, they're WAY MORE TALENTED than the Simpson's writers.

Allen in Fort Worth presents The Colombia Free Trade Agreement posted at The Whited Sepulchre, saying, "here's a rant about the astonishing number of people who must be bribed before a "Free" trade agreement can become law."

This is astonishing. It still amazes me the corruption that goes on behind closed doors; I always feel so silly when I read these stories and get upset about it. MONEY makes the world go 'round!

I especially like this quote about the Republican's penchant for feeding at the public trough: "They've made the Democrats look like coupon-clippers who wear their socks twice to save on detergent."

DWSUWF presents Mr. Sullivan - May I show you your petard? posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, "The fact is Mr. Sullivan, that when you argue for the inevitability of an Obama victory, you argue for a massive concentration of single party Democratic power and even fewer fetters on a unitary executive than were on President George W. Bush. That is unlike the soul of any conservative I have ever known."

Yeah, Sullivan kind of bugs me nowadays. Back before Bush, I liked Andrew; he was a breath of fresh air. Now he's just a little bitch. I mean, I agree with him, for the most part, on his distaste for the Republican party in general and President Bush in particular, but he just whines about it incessantly. Pick up some new topics. He's a smart guy.

Nick presents All Wrong? posted at Nemesis.

I think the same thing all the time:

My trips to the mountains make me think that the people avoiding city life may have it right and all of the rest of us are wrong. Leaving behind all of the priorities of traditional society, even for a brief period, is incredibly liberating.

Truer words have never been spoken. One thing to keep in mind, if you ever fly: Take a look down and you'll see most of our land is unspoiled by urban life. There really is very little population density; it just seems that way. Like "Can't see the forest for the trees."

Raymond presents My Not-So-Stimulating Economic Stimulus Payment Has Finally Arrived posted at Money Blue Book.

The government we pay for, wasting more of our money. When will it stop? They send notices telling me the check is on its way? My gosh, what a waste!

Not to mention the fact that the checks were so damned small as to not make a dent in the current economic malaise ("It's NOT a RECESSION!" say the naysayers.)

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