More Foibles From "Live Goreth"…

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I Hate It When This Happens…

And Speaking of Limo’s…

During an interview at the Johannesburg leg of the concert, while R & B artist Joss Stone was doing her part preaching about the horrors of all that man-made CO2 we emit into the atmosphere, she told her staff to keep the limo running during an interview promoting “Live Earth”, emitting even more man-made CO2 into the atmosphere. Oh, but it was cold and snowy outside and she wanted the limo to be nice and warm. It’s a limo. You would think there would have been a bottle of Jack or something in the bar for just such an occasion. Of coarse, if by chance, she was being shuttled around in this….

… then I apologize for being so critical. But somehow I don’t think this was the vehicle in question.

PS. Is this the Greenest… Limo… EVER???

My Dirty Little Secret

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Cliff chewed me out for not posting anything lately, so here you go. This is my side of the office. Yes, my desk is a mess, and yes, that is a “Felix The Cat” lunchbox on top of the computer tower (lower left).

OK Cliff. I just exposed a side of my life no one should ever see. Hope you’re happy!!!

My Thoughts On "Live Goreth"!

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OK. So, let me see if I have this right. Despie the fact that every time I turn on the TV or radio, log onto the net, or pick up a newspaper or magazine, and see or read or hear of the calamitous doom that we now, or will in the future, face due to Global Warming, someone has spent millions of dollars to fund thousands upon thousands of semi trucks spewing tons of CO2 and asthma causing particulates, that have delivered tons of electronic amplification and lighting equipment that use jigawatts of electicity, which will be use by mega-rich Porsche driving Rock Stars, for an event attended by hundreds of thusands of people who flew from all parts of the world to other parts all over the world emitting God knows how much CO2, CO, and Ozone layer destroying NOx into the atmosphere, and watched by Two Billion People using energy demanding TV’s powered by coal and fossil fuel burning power plants that emit tons of CO2, all in order to promote Al Gore’s Strealth Presidential Bid, er, stage a Mega Rock Concert in order to chastize the rest of the world for not doing enough to curtail harmful emissions such as CO2, CO, particulates, and NOx, that damage the enviroment, cause illness, and cause Global Warming, and otherwise raise our awareness of Global Warming, even though I read, see, and hear about it every freaking minute of the day. Do I have that right?

Isn’t this like raising awareness of the devastation caused by anthropogenic forest fires by holding the biggest drunken smore-fest, weenie-roast, and wanna-be hippie-sing-along bonfire in the history of man in the Sequia National Forest in the middle of a summer heat wave…

Oh, but they’re bringing in thousands upon thousands of extra recycle bins, hauled in by thousands upon thousands of semi trucks spewing tons of CO2 and asthma causing particulates, to recycle the plastic containers that contained either Pepsi or Madonna’s $20.00 Kabala Water, so I guess it must be OK.

On I. Lewis Libby… (UPDATED)

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I have been having some fun back-and-forth on this topic over at Gay Patriot. My blog-pals and friends at GP, for the most part, support President Bush’s commutation of his sentence. I disapprove. Many also think his conviction was political to begin with. I also disagree. These comments explain the reasons why I have staked out my positions on this topic:

I, for one, am horrified by some of the rationals of those defending
Libby. Libby was convicted, by a jury of his peers, of lying to the FBI
and grand jury on several occasions in order to obfuscate an ongoing
investigation. Unlike those of us on the outside, including myself, who
were getting bits of information from various sources that was often
framed (pun intended) to either convey Libby’s guilt (Keith Olberman) or
his innocence (Just One Minute), the jury heard ALL of the evidence, and
decided that Libby had committed 4 of the 5 offenses he was charged
with. Maybe you could defend his innocence if this were one measly
trumped-up charge, but we are looking at four counts of conviction here.

On the argument that the conviction was political, Orin Kerr, at the conservative / libertarian law blog “The Volokh Conspiracy”, simply and elegantly blows that ship out of the water. His view on the case being “purely political”:

I find this argument seriously bizarre. As I understand it, Bush political appointee James Comey named Bush political appointee and career prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the Plame leak. Bush political appointee and career prosecutor Fitzgerald filed anindictment and went to trial before Bush political appointee Reggie Walton. A jury convicted Libby, and Bush political appointee Walton sentenced him. At sentencing, Bush political appointee Judge Walton described the evidence against Libby as “overwhelming” and concluded that a 30-month sentence was appropriate. And yet the claim, as I understand it, is that the Libby prosecution was the work of political enemies who were just trying to hurt the Bush Administration.

He also had something to say about the Amitage cop-out and Alan Dershowitz’s apparent ability to read the jugde’s mind. And lets not forget that Dersh was a member of the OJ dream team. Yes, that’s a bit of a cheap shot on my part, but it also reflects a bit on Dersh’s character.

There is no “Left-Wing Conspiracy” here. Do we conservatives really want to start sounding like a bad echo of Hillary Clinton?

And while I’m ranting and mentioning Hillary, the whole “Well, Clinton did this”, or “he / she did that” meme is getting very tiresome. I have always stood firm on the point that I didn’t care that Clinton lied to me, his wife or family, or the American people. It was his lying to the Grand Jury that justified the impeachment. Had Clinton been allowed to stand in front of a real jury, as Libby had, I think the outcome would have been the same. Besides, at least Clinton had the good sense of notpardoning Susan McDougal while she was still enmeshed in the legal process.

On the “charges were never brought or proven for leaking the CIA operative’s identity” – I must remind you all that Al Capone was never convicted of murder, and Clinton was never charged with any of the shady deals involving Whitewater. It does not matter that charges for the original suspected crime were never brought, the act of deceiving the FBI or Grand Jury, as in the Martha Stewart case (erased a tape if you remember), leaves you open to these type of convictions.

Bruce, V, NDT, TGC, et. al. I love you guys and you are often a rock of sensibility offering a handhold in wishy-washy liberal choppy waters. But when, in defending Libby and the commutation, you offer up the same arguments / defenses used by the Clintonistas during the impeachment process, I have to wonder if my rock has turned out to be a huge sea turtle ready to dive or swim away. Republicans are supposed to be the party that, above all, honored and respected the law. What happened?

UPDATE: I had written another comment at GP explaining further why I believe the guilty verdict was appropriate and te commutation was not… but it got lost somewhere between the pressing the send button and getting to the GP server. Since then I have had a couple of people comment on my blog concering the very issues I had written about.  I will, in the comment section, summarise much of what was expresed in what was probably “The Best Damned Comment” I’d ever written.

Ten Things to Know About Procrastination.

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Sounds interesting.

Eh, I’ll read it tomorrow.