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The Bomb

2007-07-10 - 12:13 p.m.

Well, it's starting to cool off a little. I've been waking up mid- to late-morning to fairly warm temperatures - yes, I KNOW it's summer - but this morning it's cooler and overcast.

Summer season is always busy at work, because we get the day care groups and camps. I usually get the night shift, so I miss the bulk of the insanity.

But I remember those days when we'd deal with 600 kids for five hours.


Four of the men who attempted to set off homemade bombs in London's transportation system in 2005 have been found guilty of conspiricy to commit murder.

One of the pieces of video footage showed one of the terrorists trying to set off his backpack bomb - which was loaded with nails and screws for shrapnel - while facing a mother and her child.

They want to die? Fine. Let them be sentenced to death.


Article here about a psychologist who has written a book on how politicians need to work on voter's emotions to win elections.

A telling quote:

Westen writes that it doesn't make sense to argue an issue using facts and figures and to count on voters particularly the swing voters who decide national elections to make choices based on sophisticated understandings of policy differences or procedures.

Sounds like he's saying that voters are stupid. Don't bore them with reasons, appeal to the emotions - make them all warm and fuzzy, and you'll get the votes.

Not boring folks with facts. Doesn't that sound like...the next topic?


Here's your global warming Moment Of Ridiculousness: there's a major cold snap in South America. It snowed in Buenos Aires for the first time in 89 years.

Now, if I remember my science correctly, the Earth is tilted on its axis. So during our summer the northern hemisphere is closer to the sun...which accounts for the heat. The southern hemisphere is further away from the sun, so it's winter there. But I thought global warming affected the entire Earth!

Oh air causes global warming, and Al Gore is in OUR hemisphere. Someone book him a flight to Buenos Aires...with appropriate carbon offsets, of course.


Today's title comes from this video.

No other reason. Really.



The day awaits. I have a few things to do before work.

Be seeing you.


1 comments so far

Brin - 2007-07-11 10:23:02 -
What the Global Warming Epidemic *really* needs are Bullshit Offsets.


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