Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fat Fuel

Fair comparison.

Post columnist compares 'Christianized' GOP to hypocrisy of KKK:

"The GOP's clamor to identify itself as a party of Christian piety has failed to include some key elements of the faith -- namely Christian principles, according to a Washington Post columnist who says modern Republicans recall the hypocrisy of the Ku Klux Klan."

Extremely fair commentary on the feckless Dems.

Democrats who refuse to lead - AMERICAblog:

The current crop of Democrats don't know how to fight. They're afraid to fight, they're incompetent at fighting, and they're incapable of fighting because they don't know how to fight. They think that issuing a press release with the right talking points is fighting back. They think that holding a simple press conference on the Hill will generate a news story. And they think that a single, or even a week's worth, of news stories is a victory. They simply do not understand what the Republicans all know too well - how to take a story, a theme, and jam it down your opponents' throats for weeks, if not months, if not years, on end. To a Democrat, if you get a blurb in the Washington Post, one day, that's a public relations victory. To a Republican, once that blurb is repeated every day for 30 years then they declare victory.

The current crop of Democrats and their consultants and the non-profit advocacy groups in town have no idea how to fight like a Republican, how to fight to win. It's not just a lack of will, a lack of backbone, they quite literally don't know how to fight, so when they do rarely fight back, and lose because it was done so poorly, the lesson they take away isn't that they need to learn how to fight better, but rather, they think they lost because they fought back. And it will get them nowhere until they realize that they don't know what they're doing, and others do.

If human fat can be used as fuel, then the U.S. should be energy independent by... yesterday.

Eco-boat powered by human fat attempts round the world speed record:

"The fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break the round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat."

Demonstrating further commitment to the cause, Bethune underwent liposuction and donated enough to produce 100ml of biofuel, while two other, larger volunteers also had the procedure, making a total of 10 litres of human fat.

Doe, a whale, a female whale.

Whales may have come from deer-like animal:

"WASHINGTON - It sounds like a stretch, but a new study suggests that the missing evolutionary link between whales and land animals is an odd raccoon-sized animal that looks like a long-tailed deer without antlers. Or an overgrown long-legged rat."


Anonymous said...

Mi, a name I call myself, when not calling myself dapper. I bristle at the constant use of the term "pre-emptive" war. It is a blatant euphemism for unbridled invasion of sovereign countries. No different from Germany invading Poland, but that is never cloaked in the term. Everybody uses that same term, like everyone uses the term "insurgents". I remember before Nixon visited China, every single article, pundit, politician said 100% of the time "Red" or "Communist China". Suddenly every article, pundit and politician said 100% of the time "China", and still do. Words shape ideas as much as ideas shape words...

AAW said...

How about 'War against Terror'.