Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mike Huckabee's Web Site Scares the Shit Outta Me

Have you taken a look at lately? All it shows is a countdown timer that ends on April 15th. Here is what it looks/looked like:

What the fuck is this? Some say it signals when the old Huckster will be launching a new Christian PAC. I've heard others say it is a countdown to the merger of the site with McCain's because he will be the VP. Still others speculate it is a countdown to the rapture.

Whatever he is counting down over there, I'm reasonably sure I won't enjoy what eventually happens on 4/15.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The USA's Crumbling Infrastrucutre

No one can predict what bridge, levee or water main will fail next. But some problems are widely known, and work is long overdue.

Let's face it, the infrastrucutre of the USA is long overdue for an overhaul. Bridges collapse and kill commuters, blackouts in the northeast are caused by an aging electric grid, many roads are in barely drive-able condition, and anyone who flies regularly knows how decrepit the systems controlling air traffic are.

FDR built much of the infrastrcuture that made the USA an amazing success story; and Ike helped to refurbish and build more infrastructure in the late 1950's. But ever since the conservatives have taken over control of the Republican party government gets a bad rap. Our infrastructure was built by governement and without responsible government involvement it will crumble.

Read Popular Mechanics' report on The 10 Pieces of U.S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Are These Dudes Really Libertarians?

Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday he has formed a presidential exploratory committee and may seek the Libertarian party nomination.

The same article goes on to state that Mike Gravel is also in the field of candidates looking to be the Libertarian presidential candidate.

If this is the best the Libertarians can do -- Democratic and Republican cast-offss -- I don't know why anyone would vote Libertarian in the fall...

More Christian Child Abuse

An Oregon City couple who tried to heal their dying daughter with prayer walked hand-in-hand into a crowded Clackamas County courtroom Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and criminal mistreatment.

Carl Brent Worthington, 28, and Raylene Marie Worthington, 25, are the first parents prosecuted since Oregon cracked down on faith-healing deaths nine years ago, according to legislators and legal experts. If convicted, they could spend more than six years in prison.

National advocates for religious freedom and child welfare have been following the Worthington case, and reporters shadowed the defendants from the moment they arrived Monday at the Clackamas County courthouse, flanked by attorneys.


Their 15-month-old daughter, Ava Worthington, died at home March 2 from bacterial bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection. Both conditions could have been treated with antibiotics, according to Dr. Christopher Young, a deputy state medical examiner. Her breathing was further compromised by a benign, four-inch cyst on her neck that had never been medically addressed, Young said.

Six years is not enough. And, what's more, freaks like this should probably be sterilized so they don't bring any more children into this world to be tortured and abused by their backward, stupid beliefs.