Saturday, July 31, 2010

Known by the company you keep - Todd Palin's good friend

Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller for Senate of Alaska. This is just another swipe at Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is the incumbent Senator in Alaska. Palin defeated Sen. Murkowski's father in the gubernatorial race in Alaska. We all know how well that worked out, she couldn't nor wouldn't finish out her term. I am no fan of Lisa Murkowski but she does seem sane compared to who Sarah endorsed.

Here's some more of Sarah's spitefulness, the lazy Sarah lifted Lisa's self-made phrase of "mama grizzly" for her own image. One thing we know about the Palin's is they are jealous and petty people. They don't use rational thinking in endorsing candidates; instead, it is all about what it will do for the Palins. Check out Joe Miller and his supporters in a parade this summer. Is this what you want in the Senate?

Sarah, I don't think this is God's Plan.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Attn: Sen. Duh-Mint and Global Warming Deniers

From Jeff Masters at Weather Underground:
Moscow hits 102 degrees F; hottest day ever in Finland; long range threat
At 4pm local time today in Moscow, Russia, the temperature surpassed 100°F for the first time in recorded history. The high temperature of 100.8°F (37.8°C) recorded at the Moscow Observatory, the official weather location for Moscow, beat Moscow's previous record of 99.5°F (37.5°C), set just three days ago, on July 26. Prior to 2010, Moscow's hottest temperature of all-time was 36.6°C (98.2°F), set in August, 1920. Records in Moscow go back to 1879. Baltschug...

Remember back in January when it snowed here in Tennessee and Washington D.C. (something that it is expected to do) and all of you, including Faux News, said it disproved global warming. Well, what do you have to say about the temps this summer? Oceans are hotter than ever, Chattanooga is sweltering and so is Moscow... what's up with that? Fluke, you say? No, get used to it and start to take action to diminish the burning of fossil fuels. Now. Stop Mountaintop Removal and Offshore Drilling.

Congressman Cohen's statement on Lorenzen Wright

Thank you, Rep. Steve Cohen. Tears.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rand Paul: I Love Mountaintop Removal

it enhances the land, he said. He doesn't think Kentucky has any real mountains, since it isn't like Nepal. Those are just knobby hills in sorry ole Kentucky. It would be better if it weren't there. Who cares what one does with their land, right? It would be better if it were enhanced by strip mining. This is from Dirty Coal's Favorite Candidate. A new article from Details magazine portrays
The Rise and Fall of Rand Paul
Paul believes mountaintop removal just needs a little rebranding. "I think they should name it something better," he says. "The top ends up flatter, but we're not talking about Mount Everest. We're talking about these little knobby hills that are everywhere out here. And I've seen the reclaimed lands. One of them is 800 acres, with a sports complex on it, elk roaming, covered in grass." Most people, he continues, "would say the land is of enhanced value, because now you can build on it."

"Let's let you decide what to do with your land," he says. "Really, it's a private-property issue." This is a gentler, more academic variation on a line he used the evening before, during his speech at the Harlan Center: "If you don't live here, it's none of your business."

mountaintop removal

Here is some more stupidity from Paul:

Rand Paul and I are trying to remember why Harlan, Kentucky, might be famous. That's where Paul is driving me, on a coiling back road through the low green mountains of the state's southeastern corner, in his big black GMC Yukon festooned with RON PAUL 2008 and RAND PAUL 2010 stickers. Something about Harlan has lodged itself in my brain the way a shard of barbecue gets stuck in one's teeth, and I've asked Paul for help. "I don't know," he says in an elusive accent that's not quite southern and not quite not-southern. The town of Hazard is nearby, he notes: "It's famous for, like, The Dukes of Hazzard."

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Dear God and People of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, stop this crazy man. Let's help these two organizations this year:
i love and help Jack Conway for Kentucky via act blue .

Don't let the crazies win, do something, either sign pledges or donate, please.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Who will tell momma grizzly?

Here we go again, the Palin clan is back in the news. The adult daughter, Bristol, is going to marry the baby's daddy, Levi. Who cares? Right.
The only thing noteworthy from America's biggest hypocrite family is selling the story to US Weekly magazine before telling her parents. Classy? No, but these are the Palins, so what do you expect? Apparently, they have been engaged for two weeks now, but haven't the courage to tell Sarah and Todd. They may not have been able to reach Sarah and speak to her in person, she is never at home parenting her children; still, they could have broken the news to the parents. Remember "family first" or is that just another cliche with them? Indeed it is. Sarah spends more time selling books on parenting than actually doing it. Bristol has become the spokesperson for abstinence. Ha-ha. I guess they are hoping for people with short memories and no access to fact checking sites.

In true Palinesque fashion, the born-again virgin, Bristol, told the news they are committed to abstinence until their wedding. You can see their commitment is sitting between the two parents in the photo.
US weekly

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Remember them.

102 were killed in Afghanistan in June; 14 have died so far in July (and this is just the 6th, 25 more days to go). Please take a moment to view this beautiful tribute. The bagpipes will touch your heart.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summertime on Signal

We started out our 4th of July with a hike out on Shackleford Ridge. Saw a cute, little doe by the school.
Signal Mountain
then, we started our hike. The first thing I saw was poison ivy.
Signal Mountain
and more
enjoyed the swinging bridge
Signal Mountain
Look some more poison ivy, quietly tucked in with the mushroom:
Signal Mountain
Come on guys, let's go home
Signal Mountain
Ahh... much better
Signal Mountain
Signal Mountain