Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Stupidity Train is Waiting at the Station

OK, I know that most of you would not expect to find a picture of a six-pack on my blog. But, how could I resist this story? Last week, I shared with you a story about fools who abort children for the environment. Now it's Canadian beer drinkers.

Take a gander at the AP story below. I'm with the Canadians on this one. You can even keep your Tim Horton's iced coffee in the fridge.

Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers.

The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient "beer fridges" that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt's contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity.

"People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles," British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. "Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people — let's hope it has an effect."

The problem is that the beer fridges are mostly decades-old machines that began their second careers as beverage dispensers when Canadians upgraded to more energy-efficient models to store whatever Canadians eat besides doughnuts and poutine.

University of Alberta researcher Denise Young, who led the study, suggests that provincial authorities hold beer-fridge buy-backs or round-ups to eliminate the threat — methods that Americans use to get guns off the streets.

You can come buy my bridge; er, I mean fridge.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Earth Goddess; Vain Idol

I could not wait until Monday to post this about how foolish we have become. Remember that God's Word says, in Romans 1,
"They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen." (v. 25).

(Wo)man’s Foolishness
From Fox News

Woman Aborts Child To Help Save the Planet

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Giving birth is a burden on the world. This is according to British born, Toni Vernelli, 35, who had an abortion 10 years ago to ensure her carbon footprint would be kept to a minimum, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Sunday.

Vernelli -- who works for an environmental charity -- was later sterilized to help "protect the planet", the Mail reported.

"Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet," Vernelli told the Daily Mail, adding she believes bringing new life into the world only adds to the problem.

The Mail also reported that Sara Irving, 31, also underwent sterilization to because she felt "a baby would pollute the planet".

Irving’s become an environmentalist as a teenager, it was reported, when she realized saving the environment was her top and foremost priority in life. After going through several boyfriends she finally found her now husband Mark Hudson who is also an advocate of the ‘no kid’s policy’, according to the Mail.

God’s Wisdom
Psalm 8

1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! 2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? 5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

As Fox News says, "We report; you decide."

Monday, November 19, 2007

Señor Chavez, “Shut Up”

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — In his opening address of a rare OPEC summit, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned the United States on Saturday that oil prices would further surge if the U.S. contemplates an attack against his country or Iran.

If ever there was a reason for the US to start drilling in ANWR, this is it. This petty tyrant should not be allowed to dictate our foreign policy any more than he should be allowed to bad mouth the King of Spain. He and his friend in Iran claim that they will destroy the US dollar and that this is only a prelude to the bringing down of the United States. This would be a good time to read, once more, Jeremiah 29:7)

Self-sufficiency - by whatever means, gas, oil, wind power, nuclear power, or some combination of things – should be a goal of the US. Isolationism never looked so good. I suggest that we allow the world to go it alone for a few years and see how they fare. Spend all that foreign aid money on us. We certainly have enough needs of our own.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Regular Post-Election Day Objections

Yesterday was election day across the nation. Some states and municipalities
had races for political offices. Others, like my community, only had ballot questions. We had about a 30% turnout here in Maine and that was one of the items the reporters wanted to talk to people about outside the polls. One man being interviewed indicated that he didn't know anything about the questions (several of which called for the expenditure of hundreds of millions of tax dollars), but he felt it was his duty to vote.

Once again I will (mildly) rant on this subject. I would rather have fewer, informed, voters than lots of ignorant ones. Do not vote if you don't have a clue. Do not run voter registration campaigns just to get more stupid people out to cast ballots they don't care about and don't understand.

Of course, I recognize that voter registration drives have little to do with civic duty, the common good, or the people being registered. They are all about the cause or party of those doing the registration drive. They are self-serving. They actually frustrate the will of the people by flooding the ballot boxes (or machines, or computers, for those of you who don't live in small towns) with votes from people who don't have a political will - they're just doing as they were "advised" by the nice people who gave them cigarettes, booze, drugs, or a ham sandwich.

Please do not bother on my account. Let all who care come to the polls. The more the merrier. But if you don't really care; or if you don't even know who's running or what the issues are; please stay home.

OK, that's done for now.