Monday, July 27, 2009

No thoughts on anything.

Sometimes it is annoying to like your President. Trusting his judgment I stopped checking the news as often, get less upset when there is some type of argument or opposition, and really do not care when Obama does something I disagree with because, in general, he does enough things that I agree with that I am okay with a different opinion now and then.

So I don't know what to post about. I mentioned a while back that when posting was slim I'd try to waste some time using articles to market some of the side project websites I was working on. Then I generally scratched that idea because those articles are not only annoying to write, they are annoying to read. Most often they are filled with "keywords" to get them higher in search engines, and they don't really have much content. I doubt I'll ever go so far as to simply start using this blog to market something, especially so unrelated to politics. But to get a general idea what what kind of sites I am talking about, here is the link to one: Benefits of Unemployment. It's got affiliate links to some of those "make money from home" guides online. Basically, the goal is to make a little money by people who want to get the guides themselves.

Yeah, as you can see, there is not really a way to write an article about it that will help me market it. Now I don't really know what else to do with this site when political ideas are slim. Photos? I could do photos. Meh.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hurrying the Health Care

We need this and we need it now. Anyone that wants to argue that insurance companies aren't boosting health care costs for no reason other than to make greater profit is out of their mind. In two years, with no health problems, doctors visits, etc., my insurance costs have doubled. Seriously - they were 150 (I am young and healthy) and they are now 300. With the exception of aging two years, nothing has changed. This is ridiculous. And this is in addition to the known actions of insurance companies to do what they can to block expensive claims.

Hurry and do something, because these companies are out of control and do not deserve to survive.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Mauder Minimum and Global Warming

According to this article in the New York Times, there is some belief that the world may be involved in another "Little Ice Age" - a period of time that is very cold, but by no means unbearable, that occurred during the Medieval period.

For some reason or another, many believe this is due to global warming - even though the cause of it has to do with fewer ice spots or a so called "resting sun." So the idea that pollution on earth could play a role seems highly unlikely. However, I do wonder how a little ice age would affect global warming. While obviously the worry is "climate change" and not so much warming, colder weather seems like it would be to our benefit, even though it reflects a long time period of misery.

Am I wrong?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rap Remix that Needs to Happen

Someone needs to make a rap song out of the beat of the original Reading Rainbow song. While they are at it, I wouldn't mind one made out of Beverly Hills Cop. But Reading Rainbow takes number 1 priority. Get on it, Kanye.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Further Proof that Republicans Are Generally Misguided

This makes little sense:

In the aftermath of her decision to drop out and cash in, Palin’s standing in the G.O.P. actually rose in the USA Today/Gallup poll. No less than 71 percent of Republicans said they would vote for her for president. That overwhelming majority isn’t just the “base” of the Republican Party that liberals and conservatives alike tend to ghettoize as a rump backwater minority. It is the party, or pretty much what remains of it in the Barack Obama era.

Often times the blind, irrational faith of Republicans in clearly inferior and inadequate leaders is mocked by the other side. There is a reason.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Why I Check the New York Times

Thinks like this:

Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project

The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

No one should get their hopes it, because it is rare things come from this and chances are it has to do with something we had already assumed, but still - the intrigue is there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dow Ends Lower Due to Talks of Possible Stimulus

Reasons to not trust the stock market as a barrier of the state of the economy:

1) This.

Discussing something to stimulate the economy causes the stock market to crash further because the economy "might" be worse. That's stupid, since the crashing stock market makes the economy worse. A reactionary response that loses people millions simply because the government is talking about ways to make the economy better is at minimum counterproductive, and at maximum doomed to failure.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sarah, We Hardly Knew Ye

Proving once again that she never gave a shit about Alaska, Sarah Palin is stepping down at the end of this term. Though no specific reason was stated, according to all sources - as well as Palin herself - she is stepping down for two reasons:

1) Some small scandals and book deals will get in the way of being a good governor.
2) She is probably planning to run for president in 2012.

Wait, what?

Apparently she is stepping down both because she has problems that make her a bad governor, AND because she thinks she can and will run for President in 2012.

This boggles my mind.