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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Stephen Colbert for President

With its snack-food sponsorship, Democratic and Republican affiliations, and Sen. Larry Craig as a possible running mate, Stephen Colbert's run for the presidency is hardly serious business. But the joke could be on Colbert if federal election officials decide his candidacy is for real. If his campaign plays out the way he's indicated that it will, Comedy Central and Colbert's sponsor, Doritos, could be violating federal laws that bar corporations from backing political campaigns, election law experts say. "How serious can you get about running as a joke?" said Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan group that tracks campaign finances. "The Federal Election Commission doesn't have a great sense of humor." (Read the article here.)

Yeah, I would say in general the government doesn't have a sense of humor. :-)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Global Warming - in response to my Al Gore posting

Want to know how much you really know about global warming? Here is a test that was sent from a scientist I know. Also, as a bonus, it explains the causes behind global warming clearly.

In addition, here's an article on global warming by S. Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia. This article will shed more light on the issue.

Yet another article. This one is from the Washington Times. Best quote from it:

"[Al Gore's] great accomplishment is to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the thousands of scientists of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change while contradicting their scientific findings."

Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize (of course?)

So, apparently Al Gore is now a Nobel Peace Prize winner (jointly). Even if you believe that his film was completely factual, I'm not sure how anyone can think that speaking out against global warming has anything to do with peace. Goes to show that standards are really falling. I, for one, would have been behind giving him the Nobel Peace Prize for something truly important he's done like inventing the internet.