Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Rants -- August 6, 2008

Welcome to the August 6, 2008 edition of Rants.

Doug Ragan presents Congress Opens Self To Law Suit Over Oil Prices posted at I'm A Pundit Too, saying, "Let me start out by saying that this isn’t going to go over very well at all, but that never stopped me before. I have decided that it is indeed time to sue the US Congress over the high price of energy, and the bill they tried to pass earlier this year has opened them up to the suit."

Ian Bowman presents People Have Way More Fun Getting Into My Pants Than Visiting Your House So Eff Off posted at If It Feels Good Do It. 

Remie presents Record Federal Deficit posted at Hotfix America, saying, "A rant about our federal debt and the Bush Administration's role in it."
Something like 80 percent of our national debt has been run up by Reagan, Bush, and Bush. But they're not to blame. It's always Congress' fault!

Nick presents Why Hasn't the Internet Increased the Overall Intelligence of Society? posted at Nemesis.
One movie says it all -- Idiocracy

The BoBo presents Why? posted at The BoBo Files, saying, "Just a couple questions I'd really like answers to. Especially during this election cycle."

NotYourDaddy presents Without Just Compensation posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, "Between the categorical rule and the blanket exemption for background principles of state property law, the Supreme Court has begotten a brave new form of eminent domain that enables the states to completely bypass the just compensation protection set forth by our founding fathers in the Fifth Amendment."
As long as it's not their property, it's okay, right?

NotYourDaddy presents Private Property vs. Public Trust posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, "When the state can rule that the public’s “right” to scenic beauty supercedes the private property rights of individuals, one has to wonder if there are any limits to the ever-expanding powers of state government to abrogate our property rights for whatever arbitrary purpose they may declare." 

NotYourDaddy presents Giving Peace a Chance posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, "I was told yesterday that we should “give peace a chance,” and that the sanctions against Iran are working. We just need to give it time. I asked the person who told me that what makes them so certain the sanctions are working, even as Iran continues to amass and enrich uranium and conduct missile tests?"
Know why Iran is a little pissy at us? We've surrounded them.

Jay presents A Criticism of McCain’s Isolationist Policy posted at Hotfix America, saying, "A sharp criticism of McCains isolationistic policy"

APH presents’s Staley Not in Favor of Property Rights if… posted at Market Urbanism, saying, "That is, he argues that private property should be subject to government planning restrictions if a developer building densely on its property creates a traffic burden on government roads."

Alberto O. Pareja-Lecaros presents Obama Is Evil posted at Youth Politics.
Racist office co-worker?

Archvillain presents Re-visiting the Police State posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, "The alleged government of DC is at it again."

Sammy Benoit presents Where da White Women At? Obama Plays the Race Card posted at YID With LID.

Sammy Benoit presents Joe Klein is no Kappo, Just a Low-Life Scumbag posted at YID With LID.

Rickey Henderson presents Rickey’s Life Through Music Part III: The World of Tomorrow posted at Riding with Rickey. 
One of the funnier blogs I've read in a long time. My inner fantasy is that this is the REAL Rickey Henderson (famous baseball player), but I doubt it

Raymond presents Outsourcing Call Center Jobs To India Leads To Bad Customer Service posted at Money Blue Book.
I don't really care where the call ends, just speak my GD language, would you please? And I don't care that your name is Manpreet. Just don't call yourself Sam. That pisses me off. presents Why CAN'T We Prosecute Bush for Murder? posted at Lorem Ipsum, saying, "Why CAN'T we prosecute Bush for murder? Let's debate."

GrrlScientist presents The Handmaid's Tale: Fact or Fiction? posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "A US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) draft document was just leaked that proposes to redefine nearly all forms of contraceptives, especially birth control pills, as a form of abortion and allows any federal grant recipient to obstruct a woman's access to contraception, including birth control pills [PDF]."
The logical corollary, I guess, is that an impotent man should be forced to take Viagra or Cialis?

GrrlScientist presents Will The Great Animal Migrations Disappear Forever? posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "What do salmon, passenger pigeons, American bison and wildebeest have in common? They all are (or were) migratory, and their populations either are declining or have become extinct. In fact, the populations of nearly all migratory animals, from insects to fishes, birds to mammals, are suffering disproportionate population declines that sedentary species are not experiencing."

Philip presents I Was a Bad Employee posted at They called me an engineer.

Matthew Philip presents Removing the Fossil Fuel Blinders | EnviroHumanImpact | EnviroHumanImpact posted at EnviroHumanImpact, saying, "We recently published an article titled, 'Removing the Fossil Fuel Blinders,' which details the main problems regarding our current energy situation, the damaged economy, climate change, and global/national security. We discuss factors that contribute to the current situation, including government subsidies, politicians overlooking truly clean alternative energy in favor of offshore drilling schemes, and potential solutions and approaches we may take to abate the problems."
We. Simply. Don't. DO. Enough.

crebots presents We Don't Need Another Bubba posted at Stop Believing Start Thinking.
I wholeheartedly agree. Why do people want dumbasses running the country.

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