From an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Sunday, June 29, 2014-page 1B:
" One of St. Paul's oldest Catholic churches is now home to an Islamic community center.
The Church of St. John parish was a home to East Side Catholics since 1886. But a dwindling congregation prompted its closure in 2013.
Sold June 20, the brick structure will become the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center and serve St. Paul's growing Muslim community".
See this week's (6/29-7/5) Quote of the Week.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea-
Thursday, June 26
North Korea has warned the U.S. government that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an “act of war that we will never tolerate”. An unidentified spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry averred in state media Wednesday that if the U.S. government doesn’t block the movie’s release, it will face “stern” and (my favorite) “merciless” retaliation.
The movie ‘triggering’ these threats was thought to be “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as a producer and a talk -show host who land an exclusive interview with the North Korean dictator and are then asked by the CIA to assassinate him.
The spokesman went on to say that the “reckless U.S. provocative insanity” of utilizing a “gangster filmmaker” to challenge the North’s leadership is responsible for “a gust of hatred and rage” among the North’s people and army.
SEOUL, South Korea-
Friday, June 27
North Korea fired three short-range ‘projectiles’ off its east coast Thursday, just one day after it warned of retaliation against an American comedy film (involving a plot to kill North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un). These ‘projectiles’ flew approximately 120 miles before landing in the ocean between North Korea and Japan.
I hope an Obama administration ‘spokesman’ or ‘spokeswoman’ doesn’t claim that “this was an obvious and understandable reaction to this insensitive, rogue film”. (Since this was a Hollywood film I think we’re safe in that regard).
It has become commonplace now for terrorists to threaten to kill people and blow things up every time an American-made film comes out that doesn’t portray them in a positive, flattering manner.
Leave it to Kim Jong Un to call a film-release an “act of war”! Someone’s not getting enough attention!
Men, corporate types, rich people, and Christians -among others- routinely get mocked in movies, television shows and the ‘culture’ in general. In some cases they are even portrayed as evil. Or intolerant! Yet they rarely even defend themselves.
Even our liberal friends-to my knowledge- haven’t threatened to blow anything up or harm anyone with the pending release of ‘Atlas Shrugged 3’.
In fact, sometimes old white guys make fun of themselves. How many times have you seen one wearing an “Old Fart” cap?
I’m guessing Kim Jong Un doesn’t own one.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Obama hits climate change deniers
That was the ‘headline’ of the ‘news in brief’ article I came across in a local paper the other day. Obviously I had to read it. Sadly, the headline wasn’t literally true (so much promise there!), just poorly written. However, the short article was still worth reading if only for its reporting of the attempted bon mot from President Obama addressing graduates of the University of California, Irvine.
The president said, “denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese”.
As analogies go… this one was especially pathetic. Meaningless, nonsensical & childish. In attempting to paint all whom he labels ‘deniers’ as complete idiots and morons ( stereotyping, generalizing, profiling, judgemental hate-speech) he simply made himself look intolerant, close-minded and foolish.
According to the article the president then went on to say congress “is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence” and say climate change is a hoax and that others duck the issue.
Talking about ‘climate change’ is an absurdity. The climate changed dramatically where I live from yesterday to today. Sunny and warm yesterday, cloudy and cool today. My God, it’s Global Cooling! We’re all doomed! It changed from this morning until this afternoon. It’s changed alot from last winter until now. If it keeps warming at that rate we’ll all fry by fall. Check back with me in October.
I’m so sick of talking about climate change. Culture change? Political change? Body change? Health change? Diaper change? Hope and change? What the hell doesn’t change?
If time exists…and the physical forces we believe in do as well… If electrons, neutrons and protrons do their thing and if the term cyclical has any meaning … everything changes (over time)!
Except liberals minds!!
Who ‘stubbornly and automatically rejects the (overwhelming) evidence’ that free market societies have done better than planned ones throughout history? Who ‘stubbornly and automatically rejects’ the fact that red states like North Dakota and Texas almost always fare better than blue states like California and New York? Who ‘stubbornly and automatically rejects’ the fact that Republican governors typically reduce or eliminate budget deficits and increase employment in their respective states after being elected to clean up after Democratic ones?
And ‘ducking the issue’? Really? You want to go there?
Benghazi? IRS/Lois Lerner? Fast and Furious? The VA scandal? Etc., etc., etc.?
I won’t hit (man-made) climate change believers. Unfortunately, neither will I (seriously) hope to change their minds.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
September 11th, 2014- Washington, D.C.:
The Obama administration announced today that in order to commemorate the opening of the ‘911 Mosque’ almost 2 years ago, it was officially designating this week to be ‘National Mosque Awareness Week’ (NMAW) in America. An administration spokesman said that the President issued a proclamation earlier today that would pave the way for many more Mosques to be built in/on historic places around the country. “We will work with our brothers and sisters in C.A.I.R., among other groups, to execute this vision in the next few years”.
“This administration realizes that this is a time that calls for great sensitivity to all, especially our persecuted ‘Islamic Insurgent Undocumented –Americans for Workplace Violence’ (IIU-AWV)”.
“In a show of goodwill, we are hereby ‘pre-approving’ the following sites for Mosques: Boston Harbor, Lexington-Concord, Yorktown, Gettysburg, Shiloh, Appamatox Courthouse, the Alamo, Wounded Knee, & Selma, Alabama. And, of course, Pearl Harbor will have one of the biggest Mosques in the country”.
Monday, June 23, 2014
I saw a young lad wading near the shore of a local lake recently. He was wearing a helmet. The kind hip bicyclists wear in urban renewal areas. How a helmet could protect him in this endeavor I can’t say. Maybe his parents thought he might bump heads with a trout. In recent years I've often seen older kids wearing bike helmets…even those just riding slowly around their cul-de-sac.
Safety is everything now. I get it, I am a parent. The last thing I want is for any kid (or anyone for that matter) to get hurt needlessly. But we have taken things so far we are being not just feminized, but infantilized. It’s not just that we are loathe to do anything that could get anyone physically hurt in any way, we no longer wish to hurt anyone’s feelings. Or risk offending anyone somehow. And it’s not just people anymore.
We no longer can stomach disturbing an owl so we limit harvesting timber. If a single snail-darter would be inconvenienced we will give up on hydro-electric power. Peta would like to ban hunting and fishing (gathering will be next).
We pamper our pets and put them in ‘spas’ when we are on vacation. We put ‘not for human consumption’ on posters and packs of razor blades. There are some near-term benefits but terrible long-term costs attached to this ‘cocoon-culture’.
Our softness will be our undoing. Can you imagine the Revolution occurring today? Who would bear the burden? Who would stand up and say what they meant, no matter the consequences. Who would sacrifice life and liberty.
Who among us today would’ve put their families and their few earthly possessions into a Conostoga wagon and faced down various mortal threats for months at a time, crossed the Great Divide and made it to California to seek a better life? (Now people are leaving California en masse).
Any volunteers for a reprise of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Exactly as they did it -on foot -with the same provisions and the same risks? There are no Indians to worry about now, but dang that Lyme Disease!
We haven’t been back to the moon in decades. The future of manned space exploration is up in the air at best. The space shuttle is shut down. Hell, it seems we can’t build an extraordinary (many years ahead of its time) plane like the SR-71 Blackbird anymore. The SR-71 photographed in high-resolution detail the entire area of conflict in the middle east during the Six Days War. In 30 minutes. This intelligence may have saved Israel as they were fighting several opponents at once. This was 40 years ago. (Would we even help Israel now?).
I wonder if Orville and Wilbur ever got banged up. Were there ever any casualties in the space program?
The economy is suffering in part because we won’t drill or extract. Many individuals no longer know how to do/build/fix things themselves. We won’t achieve at the level we did in the past because we won’t take the risk. (“No risk, no reward”). All organizations-public and private- will soon be comprised largely of these non-knowing non-risk-taking but politically correct individuals. Robots. These organizations will be non-knowing non-risk-taking politically correct entities. The only difference is the government will have the ultimate power, as it will have created a village of idiots that must be taken care of.
Might that be the goal? It takes a Village…of Idiot’s…to vote for… me.
In truth, computer technology and all things attendant to it are advancing rapidly. The computers help us design things and solve problems. Computers are getting ‘smarter’ at a startling rate…just as we are getting dumber and weaker. We will be dismissed-told to sit the rest of this one out-with the coming singularity.
Yet this isn’t the most astounding result or aspect of our softness.
For all this safety consciousness, we will do nothing to protect ourselves or our loved ones from those who have repeatedly tortured, maimed and killed innocent human life on a massive scale for years on end. Politically incorrect you know.
And now we release five top Taliban members? Those who have-at the very least-aided and abetted terror around the world?
I bet we issued them helmets as they left Gitmo.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Signs of the U.S.’s growing weakness and incompetence now come on a near daily basis.
The Obama administration releases five top terrorists in exchange for…one U.S. deserter. A headline in the June 19 St. Paul Pioneer Press (over an article by Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post) reads “U.S. balks at flexing its muscle in Iraq- too risky”. We want a ‘dialogue’ with Iran. We were stunned by Putin’s actions in the Crimea & the Ukraine.
And recently we learned that an American marine is still being held in a Mexican jail, nearly two months after being seized for accidentally making a wrong turn and entering Mexico while carrying his service weapon.
Surely, demanding Mexico release our marine isn’t ‘too risky’ for the Obama administration.
In fact, their actions to this end should have been… ‘fast and furious’.
The U.S. recently detained four armed Mexican policeman for accidentally entering this country, but promptly returned them to Mexico after 72 hours.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An article (of faith) in Slate magazine touted NASA’s claim that May 2014 was the warmest May, globally, in recorded history. “El Nino-fueled ocean warmth is supercharging the Earth’s temperature, which could help make 2014 the warmest year since human records have been kept, and probably for much longer”. Said article went on to state that “NASA uses a baseline set from 1951 to 1980 to determine how much a month’s temperature deviates from normal”.
1951-1980? To paraphrase the Church Lady from old SNL skits, “Isn’t that convenient?”! The 60’s and 70’s were so cold, scientists were penning articles about how Global Cooling was going to dramatically change the planet as we knew it.
What if we chose the same 1951 to 1980 period as our baseline to illustrate culture change? Let’s see, we went from ‘Father Knows Best’, ‘Bonanza’, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ & ‘Welcome Back Kotter’ as popular television shows during this period to ‘Real Sex’, ‘Californication’, ‘Jackass’ & ‘2 Broke Girls’ today. How much of a deviation from normal is that?
This article closed with the statement, “On our current path of minimal attention, scientists say warming…could have devastating effects (by the year 2100)”.
Culture change will have devastating effects long before then.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A Woman’S Right To Choose
You fascist hatemonger! Intolerant bastard! How dare you try to take away a woman’s right to choose??!
You fascist hatemonger! Intolerant bastard! How dare you try to take away a woman’s right to choose??!
Just as she can choose to walk around naked in a Walmart (well, maybe in San Francisco), take a crap on Nancy Pelosi’s shoes, or go 80 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone. (And none of those necessarily hurt- let alone kill anybody).
She can choose to smoke crack whilst pregnant. Why would that upset anyone? Just gettin’ an early start on the abortion for cripes sake!
She could choose to rob a bank or club a few hundred baby seals to death. So what?
Certainly she can choose to have 8 or ten drinks and get in her car and try to drive home. It's her damn right to do whatever she pleases with her body. Who could deny that?
Certainly she can choose to have 8 or ten drinks and get in her car and try to drive home. It's her damn right to do whatever she pleases with her body. Who could deny that?
She could choose to join the Tea Party or question global warming. OMG…I’m sorry, that was over-the-top, uncalled for, I know!
A woman’s right to abort her kid must be in the constitution somewhere. Bill of Rights? Eleventh Amendment…how many were there again? It must be a positive right amongst those silly negative ones, the ones the government can’t deny you because they are ‘endowed by our creator, yada yada yada’. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (Odd, I don't remember the right to prevent life, even after it's started).
Funny, babies are the ultimate minority, helpless and poor. Just how liberals like them. Hasn’t earned a cent yet. Yet they call them ‘fetuses’. Hey, labels… disable. Perhaps a need for ‘sensitivity’ training?
Monday, June 16, 2014
America had always been about hope. And liberty.
Personal, constitutionally enumerated rights, limited government. You own your property, your body and its labor. Government can’t arbitrarily, capriciously take it away. This made us unique among nations. And it led to unique results.
For most of 200 years the country believed it could do anything. For most of 200 years, it did. Problem? Bring it on! Here’s a solution! We’re not talking about perfection, no mythical utopia or Heaven on Earth.
We’re talking about real problems wrestled with by real people.
And the answers they came up with were some of the most beautiful and profound ever crafted by man.
The Declaration of Independence (freedom from a repressive, unrepresentative government), the Emancipation Proclamation, the Marshall Plan, etc.
“Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country.”
“Let all nations know, whether they wish us well or ill, that we will go anywhere and pay any price in defense of freedom!” Duty. Honor. Country.
And then…something happened. Some things happened. Did they ever.
Berlin Wall, Sputnik, Kruschev…missile crisis…Bay-of-Pigs.
Cold war. Bomb shelters.
Vietnam. A protracted ‘partial’ but terrible war, run by committee. No total commitment. Cities burning. Riots. Race riots. Looting. Finger pointing. Lies. Kent State. JFK, MLK, RFK…assassinations. Doubt, guilt, embarrassment, loss. Recession, gas lines, OPEC.
Troops coming home now. Some of our own spit on them. We abandon our friends. Desperate hands slowly losing their grip on the last helicopter out. First loss. Shame.
Wage and price controls? W.I.N.? Watergate, resignation, pardon. Recession. Malaise! Billy Beer, 15% interest rates, 11% unemployment, inflation in the teens! A new word must be coined for something thought impossible/oxymoronic…STAGFLATION.
It’s over. It’s really over. A great run by a formerly fine little country with a formerly fine little experiment, but obviously we are truly to be left on the ash heap of history. America is essentially finished thought some in the intelligentsia. Many (most) ‘only’ thought our best days were behind us.
Hostage Crisis, 444 days and for the first time America has no effective response when its own are taken prisoner by a foreign nation. Disgrace. Weakness. Indecision. Guilt.
World mocks. Russians march. Markets down. Despair. Even the Statue of Liberty seems to shine less brightly. “Give us your tired, your poor…?” Hell, we’re tired and poor!
Nuclear winter. Global cooling. Silent Spring. Apocalypse Now. My God, there is no way out of all of this! Where could the nation…the world…turn for inspiration?
Into the void strode one man, brashly declaring it to be, “Morning in America.” HUH?
He was right, as he made it right. The promise of a renewed America. Delivered, like almost all the others. Is this a politician? Hostages on the way back home during the inaugural. ("Ronald Reagan is president of your country now? O.K., back you go now, all big MISTAKE. Have nice trip, going to miss you, kiss, kiss!)”
The largest and longest economic expansion in American history. The seventeen ‘Fat Years’ that the Clinton administration benefited from. Interest rates and unemployment rates plummeted with the tax rates. So did inflation. The American Dream…restored. People in houses again, not doghouses. A new term had to be coined for a raging economy without inflation. “Reagan Rally” on Wall Street.
The seventeen fat years were proceeded by the thirteen anorexic ones. An incredible amount of time in each case to decide what policies work and don’t work.
Call it like it is…the “Evil Empire”. Say what you believe. You believe? Give the world clarity…and hope. “Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall.’
America’s back. Let all nations know. Back from the abyss.
A November night in Berlin. A wall has come down. A terrible, stark, hulking, soulless wall. Separating family…humanity…from liberty, hope, dignity. Freedom replaces terror. Hope pushes away despair.
And a now former president smiles. History should never forget what you did here…and will remember what you said here.
When the wall finally fell for President Reagan, and he went to that shining city on a hill, much of America was in mourning.
President Reagan’s legacy and beliefs are still here for us to follow, if we are wise enough and true enough to our constitution, our history, and our soul, to pull back from the new abyss we’re staring into now. An abyss of the soul. An abyss of character.
Mr. President, if we do follow your lead, perhaps it will forevermore be…”Morning in America” for us…as it is for you. Thank you Mr. President, thank you.
Ronald Reagan can easily be argued to have faced one of the four or five most difficult sets of problems to encounter any incoming president in American history, as I hope I’ve just illustrated.
He won the longest (Cold) war without firing a shot, turned a moribund economy around, gave hope and restored pride to the American people and indeed much of the world. Far from starting wars around the globe or nuking it out with the USSR, he negotiated the first real nuclear arms reduction treaties and hoped to eliminate nuclear arms entirely.
George Washington could’ve been king, was the first president and had to chart a course. He set precedents that would resonate throughout history and help define a nation. (No pressure, LOL).
Abraham Lincoln had to keep the country together…through a civil war. “Could a nation so dedicated and so conceived long survive?” Wow. To me, this is the toughest task any president has faced.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt had an actual depression, as well as the Second World War to entertain him. Financial institutions and the rise of communism in the country were also concerns. Fortunately, he had a good and great buddy overseas. (As did Reagan).
One can’t project persons or presidents into different eras and situations and proclaim to know exactly what they would have done or not done. And, of course, there is some subjectivity here. However it should be quite clear that these are presidents who faced some of the most daunting challenges in American history. Each of them helped shape a nation by their bold and courageous leadership.
If ever a second ‘Mount Rushmore’ is created, here’s hoping that President Reagan’s likeness is on it.May they find a mountain big enough.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Global warming cannot be proved to be either permanent or caused by man. Period.
The last ‘ice age’, ended approximately 10,000-12,000 years ago. Much of the northern part of this country was covered by a mile-plus deep glacier. Up to thousands of feet of ice-top to bottom-brought about by massive global cooling now melted and retreated due to a massive global warming. This glacial retreat created the Great lakes. You may have heard of them. It created the beautiful lakes regions of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, Michigan and New York. Wonderful resources. Without this global warming these areas would still be uninhabitable (some say they still are in the bitter winter months!).
How could this warming/melting have occurred? There were no factories, no internal combustion engines. (There were no cows either, speaking of internal combustion leading to gas emissions). No man-made greenhouse gasses. There was no United States! Who the hell was to blame for this Global Warming that gave us so much??!
In the last 800,00 years global temperatures have varied by approximately 12 degrees Celsius.
Twelve! Celsius! There have been repeated coolings and repeated warmings.
The supercontinent Pangea broke apart and the seven continents were eventually created. To paraphrase President Obama, “we didn’t do it!”
Ice ages and ‘tropical ages’ have come and gone, glaciers have formed and expired over the millennia. “We didn’t do it.”
The big bang happened. “We didn’t do it.”
The Earth was created. “We didn’t do it.”
Life ‘occurred’ and developed, and whether you believe in evolution or creationism, one thing is clear. Say it with me now, “We didn’t do it!!”
“Post hoc, ergo propter hoc?” Have you scientists and educators forgotten this cautionary phrase?
It means, “After this, therefore because of this” to use the Webster’s New World Law Dictionary definition. “An illogical notion that because one thing occurred after another, it must have been caused by the first thing.”
I have eaten the same thing (spaghetti) in the same restaurant three times in recent years and arrived back home to find massive storm damage to my property. Uncanny. Hard to believe. I’m not a big believer in coincedences. I never ate at any other restaurant-spaghetti or not-in that time period and came home to storm damage. Did I cause these storms and the resultant damage by patronizing this restaurant?
Does global warming cause global cooling? Does global cooling cause global warming? It would appear so if one looks at the historical record.
Those on the left-always believing us to be bigger than God, yet lesser than animals-may be having an affect of their own.
Global Dumbing I can believe in.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Obama and the left have for years now mocked the U.S. for supposedly taking unilateral action around the globe. For acting like we’re better than anyone else. Even accused the U.S. of bullying.
Remember after 911? The left screamed that we didn’t assemble a ‘coalition’ (incorrect) before invading Iraq. Screamed that we had no reason to invade Iraq. Didn’t like ‘Gitmo’. “It’s no wonder people around the world don’t like us” (actually jealousy more often than dislike) they stated. Didn’t think we sought input from enough parties. Barely even recognized some nations. Let’s talk. Let’s consult. Let’s be open and transparent. Let’s not act like a know–it-all! We aren’t better than anybody else.
Obama came into office and made a point of being indiscriminately nice to everyone around the world. Dictators, kings, thugs. Bowed here, kow-towed there (except to our key allies like Britain and Israel of course). Didn't work.
Yet when he wants to do something domestically now that he is in power, especially not having to face the voters again, he does what he wants. Period. To hell with the constitution! Screw consultation with those idiots! Input from these clowns? No way. “Guess I forgot to check in with congress again..tee-hee”.
He is a true unilateralist. Not representing one country, but representing one person. Himself- and his beliefs. He has used his enormous and accruing power boldy and often- without regard for the constitution, the rule of law, tradition or… decency.
The man who didn’t like America to act unilaterally abroad has ‘fundamentally changed America’.
He has done it grievous and perhaps irreparable harm.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
“The Hot Zone: U.S. Corner Pockets” is the title of an article in the Thursday, June 5, 2014 Minneapolis Star Tribune reprinted from the Associated Press. It is under the Star tribune’s science heading. The Associated Press analyzed National Climatic Data Center temperature trends in the lower 48 states The article profers that all but one state in the union has warmed since 1984. I find it amusing that the only state that they claim has actually cooled in that time frame is North Dakota. The state that has most dramatically expanded its extraction/energy industry.
The article goes on to quote a ‘climate scientist’ at Texas Tech University in Lubbock as saying, “heat and drought are a vicious cycle that has been hitting the Southwest hard in recent years.” The southwest didn’t have heat and drought and even deserts before that? The ‘Desert Southwest’? No Death Valley? I remember watching westerns… also Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. Cactus and sand. Cactus and sand.
But the last paragraph of the article takes the chutzpah cake. Makes my job easy. Could just copy and paste direct from the newspaper, but for copyright restrictions. More and more of those all the time.
The Southeast was one of the regions that warmed the least according to the study.
According to this article, Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University Professor said, by way of explanation, that in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic, “industrial sulfur particle pollutants from coal burning may be reflecting sunlight, thus countering heating caused by coal’s carbon dioxide emissions”.
So what he said is that pollutants from burning coal are counteracting the affects of…pollutants from burning coal!
Yet we still must spend ourselves into oblivion to stop global warming or stop using coal as an energy source altogether.
This is what it’s come to? These are our top scientists and educators?
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Iran Asserts U.S. Will Not Use Force
Tehran, Iran – Speaking from a stage decorated with a banner proclaiming “America cannot do a damn thing,” Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday asserted that the Obama administration had taken the option of military intervention to resolve conflicts off the table. “They have renounced the idea of any military actions” he said.
This is from an article in the New York Times reprinted in Thursday’s Minneapolis Star & Tribune.
Apparently so. We couldn’t even keep them from putting up that ‘damn’ banner. Perhaps we are in negotiations to see if they would be willing to take it down. Maybe we could release a few more insurgents from Gitmo.
The article goes on to state that ‘the remarks by Khamenei…amounted to his first public reaction to President Obama’s commencement speech last week at the U.S. Military Academy in which he asserted that the United States has other ways of carrying out foreign policy besides military force. Having the best hammer, he said, does not mean that “every problem is a nail.” ‘
I’m pretty sure that every other president in our history knew this as well. But that doesn’t mean you renounce the hammer or cut it out of your budget.
And what a strange venue for Obama to make those remarks.
I am picturing president Reagan addressing the Screen Actor’s Guild in Hollywood.
“There are other ways of entertaining people besides acting. Having the best role-players doesn’t mean we should never be ourselves.”
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Clinton-Obama Era ‘Logic’
Smoking Smoking Pot
Making Money Taking Money/Taxation
Christopher Columbus Louis Farakan
Ronald Reagan Michael Gorbachev/Hugo Chavez
Death Penalty Abortion Rights
Ozone Loss Character Loss
Intolerance Intolerance of Those Deemed Intolerant
Rush Limbaugh Keith Olberman
Slowing Entitlement Spending Growth Slashing Defense Budget
Discrimination Against Minorities Discrimination Against Majority
Bigger People Bigger Government
Invasive Species Illegal Aliens
Scientists typically claim humans and chimpanzees/apes share between 95% and 99% of DNA.
Call me a skeptic, but Chimps/apes haven’t invented, worked in or advanced the fields of medicine, architecture, economics, art or philosophy. We don’t see any chimp musicians (not even in alternative rock!). There are no ape rocket scientists. No popular chimp comedians. They couldn’t even comprise one of the Three Stooges. I mean, really, how hard would it have been to be Curly?
Never imagined or built a building, let alone the World Trade Center.
No Shakespeare, no Goethe, no Disraeli, Churchill, Washington, etc.?
Scientists-our best and brightest- better pull out all the stops to isolate that 1%-5% of our DNA that differs! What unique, amazing, over-achieving DNA that is! An uber-DNA! If we can harnass this DNA resource and use it in cloning, and designing the homo-sapien of the future we won’t ever have to worry about the ‘singularity’…there won’t be one.