Faux Green

10:55 pm - Jason G. - Politics


TechCrunch has a very good rant up on the pretentiousness of being green. “Please don’t print this e-mail unless you really need to”?

…or even better, stop eating meat. Raising livestock causes more greenhouse gasses in the U.S. than all transportation combined (and, I bet, all email printing combined). So put down that hamburger and get out of my inbox.

Here here. I can rest comfortably knowing that my SUV is offset by eating less red meat. 🙂


Presidential Ambitions

10:34 pm - Jason G. - Politics

Yahoo has a nice little dashboard up to help track the horse race election progress:

Yahoo Election Dashboard

Obama and Clinton are a dead-heat on the Left. (Look at the delegates, not the popular vote.)

Huckabee and Romney are a dead-heat on the right.

It’s also a good time to check in and see who has the most money


Tax the Rich?!?!

10:13 am - Jason G. - Politics

From John Mauldin this week…

[The Democrats] want to “tax the rich” and make more for middle class tax cuts. Sounds nice, but let’s look at the facts. The bottom half of taxpayers only pay 3% of the total income taxes collected, which is 1% less than before the Bush tax cuts. 44% of the US population, or 122 million people, pays no income tax at all.

The richest 1% of the country pay 39% of all taxes ($365,000 income and up), which is 3% more than before the Bush tax cuts, under the Clinton tax policy. The top 5% ($145,000) pay 60% of all taxes (up 5% from 1999); and the top 25%, with income over $62,000, pays paid 86% of all taxes. It seems to me that the rich are paying their fair share. Every category is paying more now than under Clinton, except the bottom 75%.

While the positioning is slightly biased, the numbers are astonishing.


Presidential Politics

1:02 pm - Jason G. - Politics

He who has the most money can buy the most votes…

2008 Presidential Election


My Own Private Idaho

6:54 am - Jason G. - Politics

Ahh, the Larry Craig incident is oh so charming. If only I had a nickel for every gay politician who was republican and constantly railed against gay marriage…

I laughed when I saw this:

And also this…


Incompetence Knows No Bounds

6:23 am - Jason G. - Politics

 From The Consumerist:

Federal inspectors were able to slip a bomb past the TSA 5 out of 7 times, according to the Albany Times-Union. Here’s the best part: One fake bomb was placed in the same bag as a bottle of water. The TSA opened the bag, took the water, and let the bomb on the plane.



5:35 pm - Jason G. - Politics

Nifong’s done.  From the news article:

County District Attorney Mike Nifong has been found guilty by the North Carolina State Bar for a battery of ethics violations in the Duke Lacrosse case, and ordered disbarred.

…Once Nifong’s bar trial concludes, he could still face civil lawsuits from the families of indicted Duke Lacrosse players.

Joe Cheshire, an attorney for the Evans family, said that he expects “excessive civil action” against Nifong.

Good riddance.


Ron Paul

6:15 am - Jason G. - Politics

As I’ve said before, Congressman Ron Paul is the man.


A Democrat with Balls

6:11 am - Jason G. - Politics

I don’t agree with everything he’s saying, but it’s about time a Democrat stood up and said what he’s saying… ladies and gentlemen, here is former Senator Mike Gravel at the South Carolina Democratic Party debates…

(7 minutes)


A Sad, Sad Day

6:45 am - Jason G. - Politics

There is a reason I don’t watch anything that Bill O’Reilly is in… chief among the reasons, this clip on YouTube (found via ViralVideo Chart).

O’Reilly is an absolute ass, and I can’t help but agree with Geraldo.

Oh, how sad it is when I start to agree with Geraldo Rivera…

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