Monday, January 15, 2007

The South is NOT Lost

Never gonna change my ass. There are a lot of good folks down there and all they need is some national party backing and cash and they'll change the south's political landscape from red to purple then to blue. It is already happening.

The easiest way to piss a southerner off is to tell them that they can't do or be something. Keep telling us we'll always be a Republican lock during elections. Keep on.

Daily Kos: The South Is Lost meme: STFU, Y'all:
"The American poet Walt Whitman addressed contradiction when he wrote 'Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.'

The South does indeed contain multitudes, more than 20% of the total US population. Properly organized, Southern voters can be an enormous force for change, especially since more have begun to wake up to the fact that Republicans and Evangelicals have sold us down river"
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Ignorance isn't just for southerners anymore. Check out this beauty from Washington state.

Inconvenient Truth
After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the film. The movie consists largely of a computer presentation by former Vice President Al Gore recounting scientists' findings.

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD.
"The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD"

Really?

A documentary about global warming doesn't contain information on the world 'burning up'? This statement is coming from a person named 'Frosty'?! Frosty does admitt that with only coal for eyes, no ears and the constant fog his mind is in from the corbcobb pipe that it was a wee bit difficult to actually watch the documentary so he got his opinion from FAUX News.

Frosty.... jesus h. cortez.

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Speaking of ignorant. Would some news person please just lay it out for Bush and call him a fucking liar on national TV.

Bush defends Iraq war, troop increase
"Bush said he believes he has the authority to send the additional troops and criticized opponents, who he said have not presented a plan for how to succeed in Iraq.

'To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible,' he said. "
Yeah, Shrub. Nobody has proposed any other ideas. Like you would listen to them any way, but here are just a few:

The Release Democrats Should Send Out First Thing Monday Morning:
"Of course, the Democrats have come up with a lot of suggestions. Even the President, ever since he admitted that his ideas were only exacerbating the situation, admitted he's listened to many ideas, including those from the Democrats and war critics within his own party.

John Murtha(D, PA) called for redeployment.

Joe Biden (D, Del) has proposed a partition plan for Iraq, a Tri-Part solution.

Chuck Hagel (R, ) advocates a border watch.

John Kerry (D, Mass) has offered a comprehensive plan to end the civil war.

Others have introduced political solutions: summits dealing with Iraq and the countries bordering it, the Arab League, NATO, and the Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council."
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Eat well, live long.

Top 10 Detox Foods:
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6 comments:

binky said...

Have you read Food Politics? Totally exposes the healthy eating/nutritional content garbage we are fed (ooh, I suppose pun intended) constantly from both the government and the market. After getting through all the details of how the FDA information means nothing (and why) the sum total argument is: 1) Eat less 2) Exercise more 3) And when you do eat, eat more fresh vegetables.

JPW said...

I haven't read that one, binky, but I've seen similar information via other venues. Super Size Me was an eye opener.

The biggest eye opener to what we are fed came when I moved to SF. Being a healthy town and a foodie town combined, you really have to go out of your way to eat 'fast' food. There are more fast food restaurants in my hometown of Florence, Alabama than their are in my current home of SF, CA.

You sum total is correct, though. Eat less, exercise and consume more fruits and vegetables (raw foods).

binky said...

You're right, the message is consistent, but as a poli sci dork I really like the nice dissection of the federal bureaucracy in Food Politics. :)

Re: fast food we have a similar situation in WV. Since moving here I have experienced a decrease in the healthiness of my diet by pure availability. We luck out in the summer with local farmers, but in the winter... bleah. When I travel to visit family by car (Atlanta, Miami, Chapel Hill) I pack coolers. I dream of the day we get a Whole Paycheck within driving distance.

JPW said...

Been going on for years.... Ever read The Jungle by Sinclair?

SF has definitely spoiled me on the healthy grub.

binky said...

Yes indeedy. I recommend it all the time to my students who should have read it in high school. *sigh*

JPW said...

Reading in high school? Surely you jest. All that needs to be done in high school now is prep for a test, right?