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Sydney Goes Dark For Earth Hour

Sydney Goes Dark For Earth Hour

Commented Mar 30, 2008 at 00:00:02 in Healthy Living

“There is no debate as to whether man is warming the planet. Climate change is a rather simple concept, but maybe not so simple for the scientifically inept--or for those who simply don't read, or think, or just don't know their multiplication table. This is not some sort of partisan issue. Wake up, you conservative fools. I must admit I didn't realize that there were many of you left--those too comfortable in their pickup trucks showcasing their Confederate flags and W '04 stickers to believe that the very luxuries they enjoy every day are somehow warming the planet. Then again I shouldn't expect much from those who think gays and blacks and Muslims are inferior.

Ohiomark, you shouldn't listen to so much Rush Limbaugh; he is crazy after all. I leave you with this:

The Way I See It #289

So-called “global warming” is just

a secret ploy by wacko tree-

huggers to make America energy

independent, clean our air and

water, improve the fuel efficiency

of our vehicles, kick-start

21st-century industries, and make

our cities safer and more livable.

Don’t let them get away with it!

– Chip Giller”

ohiomark on Mar 30, 2008 at 17:20:45

“First of all, I don't believe any race, religion or sexual orientation is inferior to any other. The only thing I feel is inferior is Liberalism, because it seems to always generate the exact opposite of it's stated intent.

Second, all those thing listed in that piece are great ideas and should be the goal of everyone. Just don't tell me that doing all that will have any effect on the global temperature, because it won't. It should be done by the free market and be subject to the failures that come with it. Having all of it forced upon us by government is doomed to fail and will cost us WAY more money and destroy the economies of the world.

Capitalism works every time it's tried. Socialism has never worked, no matter how many different ways it has been tried.”
Time Mag Cover:

Time Mag Cover: "How Al Gore Could Save The Democrats"

Commented Mar 27, 2008 at 15:01:42 in Politics

“because the supreme court selected the thief-in-chief george w. bush, dumbass.”
huffingtonpost entry

A Reasonable Argument for God's Existence

Commented Mar 8, 2011 at 21:38:27 in Religion

“What is best for humanity and best for Earth? To answer this, one must make moral assumptions.

For instance, Is Earth with a large human population desirable or one with a smaller population and perhaps smaller environmental impact? Science cannot answer this directly, but via logic and reason and empirical evidence it can tell us what Earth may look like in both cases. Science per se cannot answer which of the two cases is more desirable. The moral part of it needs to be considered by philosophers, religious figures and scholars, politicians, and generally by Democratic discourse. Get my drift? I don't doubt the powers of logic and reason, but logic and reason can only get you so far on certain questions without making fundamental assumptions.”
huffingtonpost entry

A Reasonable Argument for God's Existence

Commented Mar 8, 2011 at 18:34:31 in Religion

“Excellent article:

I'd like to add my though that:

Science and religion have different aims, and are not mutually exclusive. Science, it seems, seeks to explain what we observe, whereas religion seeks to explain, fundamentally, why we exist and how we ought to live.

Consider climate change. Science informs us that, due to fossil fuel emissions, the climate is warming because of the greenhouse effect. But science does not deal with the question, What should we do about climate change? This is an ethical question, which I think requires deep philosophical and religious considerations. In order to answer it, we must consider how well-off we want future inhabitants (human and non-human) of Earth to be. John Broome of the Scientific American explains this beautifully in "The Ethics of Climate Change." (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-ethics-of-climate-change)

In response to the question, one might reply that we should curtail the negative effects of climate change so as to ensure a livable planet for our grandchildren, their children, ad infinitum. To justify this, one could assert that God decrees that we are to treat our neighbors (temporal in this case) as we want to be treated. Thus should we care for the livelihood of future generations. There are, of course, alternative answers to the question; I just wanted to give an example where religion (in tandem with the knowledge that science provides) can help guide our lives.”

Michael McElroy on Mar 8, 2011 at 22:36:07

“"Science, it seems, seeks to explain what we observe, whereas religion seeks to explain, fundamenta­lly, why we exist and how we ought to live. "

Would that this were true. Except that somewhere on the order of 67% of Americans believe the fables told in the Bible about the creation of life.

Religion is not needed to guide our lives. We don't need fiction to help find out facts. In fact, depending on a book of tribal mythology cannot _possibly_ give us valuable answers to modern problems.”

mmcwatters on Mar 8, 2011 at 19:37:03

“Actually, no. In fact ,science can help us explain how we out to live. If we assume that what is best for humanity and best for the earth is the proper course of action, then logic and reason (core tenets of science) can guide us there as well if not better than a code based on the supernatural.”
NBC Executive Dick Ebersol Trashes Conan: 'Astounding Failure,' 'Chicken-Hearted And Gutless'

NBC Executive Dick Ebersol Trashes Conan: 'Astounding Failure,' 'Chicken-Hearted And Gutless'

Commented Jan 15, 2010 at 19:40:14 in Media

“Even more material for Conan to trash NBC now. The last few nights he has been in his prime.

What this shows is that NBC has no taste for comedy. I cringe if I ever watch Leno. Conan cracks me up, and his comedic style is unique and of a a much higher caliber than any other comedian. Moreover, I think that Weinberg and the band are the best in the business. They are super tight and can play almost any genre of music, though I prefer when they play jazz. Plus they are all goofballs and add much to the hilarity of the show.

I'm for Coco!”
huffingtonpost entry

PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly

Commented Jun 18, 2009 at 01:01:59 in Politics

“HAHAHAHAHA
What poltroons the people at PETA are sometimes.”
Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Commented Feb 4, 2009 at 12:56:54 in Entertainment

“OK ok maybe I'm a bit biased. I think they are a great band, but can't we agree they are a good band? Haha probably you chumps won't agree. But then again, Bruce Springsteen recommended that Coldplay play at the next Superbowl, and he knows a thing or two about music...”

Propagandhi on Feb 4, 2009 at 13:08:13

“I wouldn't say they're a good band either.
I will say they are musicians who know how to play their instruments in a band.

and next years superbowl should include GWAR. They are terrible musicians with an awesome stage presence, worthy of millions of drunken idiots' viewership.”
Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Commented Feb 4, 2009 at 12:54:15 in Entertainment

“OK ok maybe I'm a bit biased. I think Coldplay is a great band, but can we at least agree they are a good band? Haha I'm guessing most of you chumps won't agree. Then again Bruce Springsteen apparently agrees since he recommended that they should be the next band to play at the Superbowl. And he knows a thing or two about music...”
Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Commented Feb 4, 2009 at 12:51:17 in Entertainment

“Haha well then I guess Coldplay is uniquely unique.”
Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Coldplay May Get Served Lawsuit At Grammys

Commented Feb 4, 2009 at 12:03:22 in Entertainment

“OK. First of all, anyone who thinks Coldplay is not a great band is not very wise. They are popular yes, but also very talented. Why don't you people actually listen to their albums, and then meaningfully criticize their music? Second, that "borrowed" phrase in the music is one small part of the song. The chorus is unique, and so is the song as a whole, including the rhythm. As for people saying Coldplay is just a branching off of U2 and Radiohead... ummm that's how music works. It evolves. The Talking Heads in many ways had significant influence on U2 and Radiohead. Bottom line is that Coldplay is it's own talented band, that also happens to be popular.”

NoSillyName on Feb 4, 2009 at 17:31:51

“To cite Coldplay in this context shows the process of devolution, not evolution. Sorry.”

Propagandhi on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:44:57

“Unique music usually doesn't have so much repetition.”

milo h minderbinder on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:28:37

“Coldplay is not a great band.

There, I said it.”

gifu on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:20:42

“Har-dee-har-har!!!!!! What a litmus test!!”
Obama And Cigarettes: No Smoking Violations In The White House (VIDEO)

Obama And Cigarettes: No Smoking Violations In The White House (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2008 at 17:46:25 in Politics

“I think it's actually sort of cool that he smokes!”

YouDisgustMe on Dec 7, 2008 at 19:02:58

“lol i'll pretend i didn't just read that...what are you like 13 yrs old??

it's NOT cool! it's dangerous and unhealthy!”

MAXIE19 on Dec 7, 2008 at 18:44:29

“What about the health implications, i.e. lung cancer, emphysema...........He has young children and a history of cancer in his family. He needs to be careful.”
Keith Olbermann Apologizes For RNC's Graphic 9/11 Tribute (VIDEO)

Keith Olbermann Apologizes For RNC's Graphic 9/11 Tribute (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 5, 2008 at 11:14:51 in Media

“As usual, Olbermann is quite thoughtful and right on the mark.

Obama-Biden '08”
Olbermann Rips AP Reporter's Analysis Of Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Olbermann Rips AP Reporter's Analysis Of Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 29, 2008 at 16:27:41 in Media

“No matter what your ideology, KO is practicing the type of journalism we need right now, journalism that is not masked by some false sense of objectivity that seems to be what most in the mainstream press seem to strive for. "Objectivity," as defined by the mainstream press, often is nothing more than the practice of countering real and obvious truths with falsehoods.”

justamazed on Aug 29, 2008 at 18:11:26

“Journalists are supposed to by definition tell what is happening or what happened. KO does not do that. The whole story is both sides of any issue. KO only shows his side of any issue and the finds only like minded people to "tell him how he is wrong." As if that were even possible. He will, read WILL have a breakdown. With luck it will be on TV for all of us to see.

The speech was lacking specifics. Any specifics of how he is going to do things. He said he was going to do this and that and this and that. But not one time did he tell us how he was going to do any of the this' and thats. Of course it was a convention speech. But he has yet to give any real specifics on how he is going to do anything. Because he has yet to accomplish anything in his life other then being elected in Ill in a Dem controlled machine, it is hard to tell how he is going to accomplish anything.”
270 Illegal Immigrants Sent To Prison In Unprecedented Bush Admin Crackdown

270 Illegal Immigrants Sent To Prison In Unprecedented Bush Admin Crackdown

Commented May 24, 2008 at 15:17:39 in Politics

“Due process for all was eliminated after 9/11. Get used to the modus operandi or challenge it folks.”

Joeseo on May 24, 2008 at 20:27:42

“you got it right tam. We are ruled, not governed. We have a Corporate America that operates with complete immunity. This mass arrest and imprisonment isnt any different than the roundups of jews by the Nazis. Corporate American fascism has overthrown our constitutional government.

This is another example of why Bush/Cheney should be jailed. Thank God some religious institutions behave with rightgeous charity and mercy, other wise this country under God will suffer His rath.”
Obama Vice President Picks: It's Biden!

Obama Vice President Picks: It's Biden!

Commented May 9, 2008 at 22:09:17 in Politics

“Don't fret. I believe that Obama's message of unity is NOT to be construed solely as his willingness to compromise with Republicans. Note in his speeches that he refers to members of the G.O.P. that have broken ranks and supported him as "disillusioned Republicans." His message of unity, in my view, seeks to revitalize our dysfunctional democracy through a campaign and a way of governing in which citizens have an active role. Consider that his campaign has amassed the contributions of 1.5 million donors, which is record-breaking. That is true unity.

He owes the unprecedented grassroots support of his campaign to the most powerful weapon against those who would harm our democracy: truth.”

ema on May 9, 2008 at 22:25:07

“Oh yes, thank you for explaining this. It isn't compromise so much as inclusion, direct democracy, and finding common ground.”
Obama Vice President Picks: It's Biden!

Obama Vice President Picks: It's Biden!

Commented May 9, 2008 at 21:17:21 in Politics

“My idea of unity is an obliterated Republican Party. It is a sad state affairs when, come election time, Americans must decide to vote either for a party of corruption and with fascist tendencies, or, simply, the other party. Any public opinion survey shows that a majority of Americans have liberal values (e.g., oppose invasion of privacy, oppose pre-emptive war, support universal health care, support government regulation of belligerent corporations). However, ever since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we have been divided into red and blue states, for obvious reasons. A true unity ticket will exclude any member of the current Republican Party. Case closed.”

tam39 on May 9, 2008 at 22:09:17

“Don't fret. I believe that Obama's message of unity is NOT to be construed solely as his willingness to compromise with Republicans. Note in his speeches that he refers to members of the G.O.P. that have broken ranks and supported him as "disillusioned Republicans." His message of unity, in my view, seeks to revitalize our dysfunctional democracy through a campaign and a way of governing in which citizens have an active role. Consider that his campaign has amassed the contributions of 1.5 million donors, which is record-breaking. That is true unity.

He owes the unprecedented grassroots support of his campaign to the most powerful weapon against those who would harm our democracy: truth.”

UnknownSoldier on May 9, 2008 at 21:53:43

“Obliterate sounds like something GW Bush would say.”

ema on May 9, 2008 at 21:35:47

“I am suspicious of this whole unity thing too. I don't get it.”
Obama Vice President Picks: It's Biden!

Obama Vice President Picks: It's Biden!

Commented May 9, 2008 at 20:55:22 in Politics

“Mr. Thomas,
Sherrod Brown is a senator from Ohio, not a governor.”
Jimmy Fallon To Replace Conan O'Brien: Report

Jimmy Fallon To Replace Conan O'Brien: Report

Commented Apr 24, 2008 at 23:42:48 in Media

“Conan rocks!”

era996 on Apr 25, 2008 at 10:32:27

“Wait untill Leno moves to ABC and see who gets the rating war. leno will trounce him, just like he did trounce Letterman”
huffingtonpost entry

Joe Lieberman Hints Obama May Be a 'Marxist'--After Hailing His Support in 2006

Commented Apr 16, 2008 at 01:59:11 in Politics

“I can't stand "Traitor Joe"; apparently he may speak at the Republican National Convention! The only good thing about him is that he caucuses with the democrats in the Senate.”
McCain Does <i>The View</i>, Faces Behar Railing Against Bush

McCain Does The View, Faces Behar Railing Against Bush

Commented Apr 11, 2008 at 00:32:25 in Politics

“You must remember, BHall, to never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. Do you not remember that Bush was elected to a second term? The answer to your question is, yes indeed there are people insane enough to vote for a Republican; they are known as Southerners.”
Sydney Goes Dark For Earth Hour

Sydney Goes Dark For Earth Hour

Commented Mar 30, 2008 at 00:00:02 in Healthy Living

“There is no debate as to whether man is warming the planet. Climate change is a rather simple concept, but maybe not so simple for the scientifically inept--or for those who simply don't read, or think, or just don't know their multiplication table. This is not some sort of partisan issue. Wake up, you conservative fools. I must admit I didn't realize that there were many of you left--those too comfortable in their pickup trucks showcasing their Confederate flags and W '04 stickers to believe that the very luxuries they enjoy every day are somehow warming the planet. Then again I shouldn't expect much from those who think gays and blacks and Muslims are inferior.

Ohiomark, you shouldn't listen to so much Rush Limbaugh; he is crazy after all. I leave you with this:

The Way I See It #289

So-called “global warming” is just

a secret ploy by wacko tree-

huggers to make America energy

independent, clean our air and

water, improve the fuel efficiency

of our vehicles, kick-start

21st-century industries, and make

our cities safer and more livable.

Don’t let them get away with it!

– Chip Giller”

ohiomark on Mar 30, 2008 at 17:20:45

“First of all, I don't believe any race, religion or sexual orientation is inferior to any other. The only thing I feel is inferior is Liberalism, because it seems to always generate the exact opposite of it's stated intent.

Second, all those thing listed in that piece are great ideas and should be the goal of everyone. Just don't tell me that doing all that will have any effect on the global temperature, because it won't. It should be done by the free market and be subject to the failures that come with it. Having all of it forced upon us by government is doomed to fail and will cost us WAY more money and destroy the economies of the world.

Capitalism works every time it's tried. Socialism has never worked, no matter how many different ways it has been tried.”
Time Mag Cover:

Time Mag Cover: "How Al Gore Could Save The Democrats"

Commented Mar 27, 2008 at 15:01:42 in Politics

“because the supreme court selected the thief-in-chief george w. bush, dumbass.”
Olbermann Slams Clinton in Special Comment:

Olbermann Slams Clinton in Special Comment: "You Are Campaigning As If Barack Obama Were The Democrat And You Were The Republican"

Commented Mar 14, 2008 at 13:45:03 in Media

“Those who claim that Olbermann is nothing more but a leftist version of O'Reilly shouldn't be so careless and ignorant in their comments. O'Reilly is nothing more but an ideological tool. Olbermann is insightful and intelligent. His passionate and sometimes irate commentaries should not be mistaken for the superficial, extremely ideological, and completely nonsensical rants of the O'Reilly's and the Limbaugh's of the country.”

Grulg on Mar 15, 2008 at 14:27:34

“Sorry pally but he is. Look-here's a nice double standard for you. If one of Hillary's ministers had said the same crap about black people as Prince Obama's did about Whites--you KNOW that Olbermann, Fineman, Robinson and co would be ALL over it.

They did Cover it, but--also gave Prince Obama a nice long chance to defend himself in person. And you cannot say that Keithey here was Mike Wallace w/ him, either.

So spare me. I do agree-Bill Orally and Rush are jackasses of the highest order, but-Olbermann's been lurching farther and farther into that same exact terrain this winter, like it or not.”

LuluDoll on Mar 14, 2008 at 21:13:29

“Well said. And it seems we hear alot of "I use to like Olbermann but after his comments about Clinton I will never watch him again!" If you respected Olbermann before his comments about the Clinton campaign then you should listen to what he said and think about it.”

JD294 on Mar 14, 2008 at 18:21:55

“I used to agree with you about Obermann, but his perpetual and biased campaign against Clinton convinces me he is no different from O’Reilly and causes me now to question the validity of many of his other causes. I didn’t listen to his most recent rant, and I will not listen to him any more!”

sacto92 on Mar 14, 2008 at 15:49:35

“Just ignore the many, many inaccuracies in many of his rants. I guess conservative commentators are the only ones who need to have their facts checked.”

kingcityguru on Mar 14, 2008 at 14:15:07

“So Clinton supports "racist" comments and Obama spends 20 years under the guidance of a "racist" anti-American pastor (which may also explain his wife's statements about not being proud of America). Yikes!!

Vote McCain.”