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The State of Massachusetts

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These guys show more heart in one song than most bands do with their entire catalogs.

18 days till “The Meanest Of Times” drops.

Scolai

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August 31, 2007 at 8:46 am

Hooray For Me and F**k You!

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The scene: John “I feel pretty” Edwards is speaking to a labor group in Lake Buena Vista Florida:

…He also said as president he would ask residents to conserve energy and said the U.S. needs to focus on being a leader in creating alternative energy. He said he wants a national cap on carbon dioxide emissions that is lowered each year.

“We are the worst polluter on the planet. We are 4 percent of the world’s population, we’re putting out 25 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas,” Edwards said. “America’s going to have to change.”

Edwards was asked during his appearance how he explained the contradiction of asking Americans to sacrifice while he’s living in a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-square-meter) mansion.

He said he came from nothing, worked hard all his life, has always supported workers and fought big corporations as a lawyer.

“I have no apologies whatsoever for what I’ve done with my life,” he said to loud cheers. “My entire life has been about the same cause, which is making sure wherever you come from, whatever your family is, whatever the color of your skin, you get a real chance to do something great in this country.”

Maybe I am just a stupid Fire Fightin’ Mid-Westerner but it seems to me that “Nancy John” completely dodged the question.

No one asked this twinkle toed, $400 + hair cut gettin’, Luddite to apologize for what he’s done with his life. Certainly not the reporter, and certainly not Republicans. The only ones who normally want an apology for this type of lifestyle seem to be his base. Of course they only want apologies from Republicans.

I’m sure Greenpeace and Algore Jr. LOVE the fact that his “Carbon Imprint” is many, many times that of the average American. After all he is just “One Man” and one of the beautiful people at that.

I am also quite sure that while Edwards see’s the need for you to be driving a clown car, he will have any number of excuses for his continued use of SUV’s, Luxury Cars, and Private Jets.

I wonder if his apology to the “victims” of Katrina will ring true as Edwards continues to profit from their misery. This seems to be a pattern among leading Democrats, I seem to recall that part of the Kennedy family fortune was built by family farms being forclosed on by old Joe Sr. during the depression. I  wonder if Teddy wants to talk about that?

Edawrds answer sounds more like: “Hooray For Me and F**k You!!!!” Sadly, that seems to be the rallying cry for all those who seek admidtance to the upper echelons of the Democrat Party. 

Scolai

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August 29, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Save Darfur, Ethiopia, Somalia….

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Yes, if we can offer constructive solutions and not continue to do nothing more than throw money at problems money can’t solve. I think Henry, once again, hits a home run in explaining many peoples attitude toward Africa and it’s problems (With apologies to Chad and everyone from Triathletes For Africa, they really are doing something constructive).

Scolai

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August 28, 2007 at 8:08 am

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TED on Obama and Hillary

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Ever wonder what the “HEARTLAND” thinks about liberals?

I wish I had Nugent’s platform!!!!

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August 27, 2007 at 8:00 am

Thought For The Day

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As my wife and I were riding to the “Salvation Saloon” service at Boomer’s Roadhouse this morning, a thought occured to me:

States that repeal mandatory helmet laws see an immediate increase in motorcyle registrations. This means they see an increase in revenue to the state government from registration fees and local businesses see more revenue from tourist dollars which, in turn, translates to even more revenue to the state in the form of increased sales tax revenue. In a state like Michigan where Governorette Grandtheft has managed to total the economy wouldn’t every dollar count?

Apparently, when your top elected official is a tool of the insurance lobby, it doesn’t.

Try this equation on for size:

Helmet Law Repeal = More Motorcycles on the road

More Motorcyles on the road = More revenue to the state government and local businesses

However, more motorcycles on the road also equates to more motorcyclists becoming target practice for inattentive drivers which, in turn, translates to insurance companies actually having to pay settlements to injured bikers. From the insurance lobby perspective the equation looks more like this:

Mandatory Helmet Law = Fewer Motorcycles on the road

Fewer Motorcycles on the road = Less money paid in claims

Less money paid in claims = More money for campaign contributions to their favorite mole faced socialist

So the question is: Are helmet laws really about safety? Or are we really living in the Land of the Bottom Line?

Scolai

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August 26, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Mark Twain on Moderation

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“As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke while asleep, and never to refrain from smoking while awake.”

I love Mr. Twain’s views on many subjects, but no other quote causes as much consternation among those who seek to modify my behavior, as the above. The great thing about it is that it is easily adaptable to any behavior considered to be immoral, illegal, unhealthy, or fattening.

Scolai

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August 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

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PINK

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Okay, I am admittedly behind the curve on this one and Hooligan may muay thai kick me into oblivion for saying so, but I love the latest Pink CD.

Here’s a girl who scratched and fought her way to the top and did it without selling out or losing her attitude, which I see as her greatest asset (physical assets aside!). Even though she broke at the same time as the “Slutsketeers” (Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton), and has a voice all three can only envy, you won’t find her being chased by paparazzi, or pantyless in the pages of The Enquirer.

It’s another case of me loving an artist for their music, but being in complete disagreement with their politics. I could write an in depth post debunking her sentiments as stated in the song “Dear Mr. President”, but I still like the in your face vibe of the CD as a whole.

Here’s the video for “U and Ur Hand.”

Scolai

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August 20, 2007 at 11:02 pm