Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I Welcome Our Benevolent Plutocrat Overlords

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lame Duck Democrats

Popular idea to hold separate votes on the tax cuts [(<$250,000) then (>$250,000)] gets shelved "till after the election".

Well, after the election, say goodby to Senators Feingold, Bennet, and Lincoln; hello to Republicans Toomey, Boozeman, and Johnson. Hell maybe even O'Connell.

What the hell are they thinking?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Austerity Measures

USA style

Now instead of unemployment benefits, these lucky duckies can go straight to welfare benefits and chewing on cardbord for nutrition.

But we simply must bail out the big banks!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

If "Top Kill" doesnt work, then

How about "Run out Clock" - let the oil flow untill the well runs dry.

Or "Top Melt" use a nuke to vaporize the oil.

Or "Top of the Heap" Just keep dumping stuff on top hoping something eventually plugs the leak.

Maybe "Top Flight" will work, just run away and hope the Rapture takes us all away from that messy oil.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Meaning of Peak Oil

The common criticism of the Peak Oil theory is that "there is plenty of oil left to get"; from tar sands to coal conversion to drilling at deeper depths of the ocean. The problem is, people making this argument are missing the obvious point. Of course there is plenty of oil, it's just not the "easy oil". Most of the easy to get stuff is gone - now we're going to have to go after stuff that is riskier to get and more energy intensive to produce. At some point, the economics will have to take over, and some people (or nations) will not be able to afford the stuff. When that becomes widespread enough, global instability will occur, local economic instability will become more prevalent, and....more bad stuff will happen.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ok, Maybe The Joker Was Wrong

It only took 3 months to figure it out.

Now maybe we can start believing in them again.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Guess The Joker Was Right

about the Democratic Party.

"You see, th
eir morals, their code, it's a bad joke. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other."

Evidently saving 18,000 to 47,0000 people this year by
reforming health care was not enough of a potential reelection boost for Democrats this year. Oh well maybe in 15 more years (after ~half a million more unneccesary deaths) we can try again.