Saturday, January 30, 2010

I think I may have stumbled onto something!

Did Algore watch a lot of movies back in the 60s?

Remember the old “Flint” movies, starring James Coburn and Lee J Cobb? I saw that one of the movie channels was rerunning them, so I tivo’d them and watched “Our Man Flint” this evening.

I never realized how prophetic they were!

The plot – such as it is – is about a bunch of bad guys who invent a way to create natural disasters. A few of these are shown to set the tone, accompanied by a narrator, who ominously anounces: “He who controls the weather controls the world.”

They then proceed to discover that certain area of the planet have warmed by a few degrees, threatening every coastal city with drowning. Pictures of melting glaciers – looking strangely like the ones we’ve seen recently on PBS and the Weather Channel – are broadcast around the world. Panic ensues, and all manner of experts are called on to assess the situation.

They call on Flint, who single-handedly invades the evil island headquarters of the bad guys, which, by the way, is filled with mindless automatons, but he is knocked down by an eagle, and captured. He asks “What’s with the bird?” and is told “That’s a neat touch – an American Eagle trained to attack only Americans!”

He then proceeds to escape, wreck the island, and save his five beautiful assistants, who have been kidnapped by the bad guys. They escape, by the way, by going over the falls in barrels, much like the Dwarves in the Hobbit. (neat Tolkien touch there)

Given the current geo-political situation, I’m wondering if the Grand Poobah of the Algorians might have developed the theory of global warming after watching this, way back in 1966, while waiting to invent the internet.

That might explain a lot of things ... except the dwarves ...


Monday, January 25, 2010

Are we really crazy?

In the grocery the other day I noticed they had a special on Bay Scallops -- $4.99 a pound. Didn't think that was too bad a deal until I looked closer at the label. It said "Product of China."

Now, given the various ways they've tried to poison us, and especially our kids, with toxic metals/paints and other materials in the toys and other junk they ship us, would any of you dear readers want to swim in the bays where they harvest those scallops?


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Enough is enough!

Here's a copy of the letter I sent last night to our senators and representatives from NY . Feel free to copy and use it, substituting the names of your own public employees.
Enough is enough!

Lisle, NY

January 18, 2010

Dear Senators Gillebrand and Schumer, Congressmen Hinchey and Arcuri:

If any of you truly represent me and the great majority of the people in the state of New York -- as you claim to do -- you will vote against the health care bill now being railroaded through congress by an ill-informed, ill-advised, and ill-mannered “majority” that is quite apparently totally out of touch with the American people. We neither want, nor can we afford this misguided attempt to gain control over still another part of our private lives and finances.

And at least one of you might have the courage, backbone, and integrity to submit the following proposed amendment – or one very like it in spirit and intent -- to our United States Constitution. I believe that we the people, the ordinary Americans who have come together to form this great union, and who have chosen you to represent us, deserve no less from you, our public servants.

Amendment to read as follows:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States, with the exception that term limits shall be established for Senators and Representatives."

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back to work

I've been off work for 8 weeks following surgery, but am starting back tomorrow! But now I'm feeling the beginnings of the first cold I've had all winter! Oh well, spring can't be far off now, can it?
Please tell me it can't!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Yes it is.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

all gone?

Well, Christmas has been packed up and put away for another year. At least the Christmas trappings are -- the Spirit of Christmas should be a year-round thing. Too bad for many folks it's not. I saw an idiot cut into the line at the landfill this morning, dump ALL his garbage into the recycle bins, and duck out again. Too good to wait in line and pay the toll like the rest of us.

I see the Sierra Club is holding up environmental remedies for environmental reasons ... again? Now an endangered tortise is holding up a solar energy project that would power 142,000 homes, using solely renewable resources. What is the turtle going to do with all that land when we're all broiled -- or frozen, depending on your point of view -- off the planet?


And our wannabe prez's cabinet picks are showing their brilliance again -- NOT! Janet, go back to Arizona, find a rock, and crawl under it! Watch out for the turtles, though.


Is this the 2010 we've all been waiting for?