Friday, May 28, 2010

You Be The Judge

Which is Grizzly Adams, and which is Milwaukee Brewer Corey Hart?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dumbest Headline of the Year Nominee

Currently on the Yahoo home page:

Wall Street overhaul might not prevent next financial crisis

Good call, rocket scientists. Because all regulations like this do is prevent the last crisis from exactly repeating itself, which is unlikely, anyway, since major players learn from the previous crisis what pot holes to avoid. The next crisis will be based on something very much unlike the circumstances that led to the last one.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Helluva a Job, Barracky

It's time the media starts taking a critical look at the Obama administration's place in the BP spill. Whether things like this have any legs remains to be seen.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


A "dispersant," a substance similar in nature to dish soap, is currently being used to try to break up the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Environmentalists are rather silent on its usage, even though it might be harmful in and of itself.

I'm all for the use of this dispersant. Anything to try to mitigate the environmental damage is worth trying in my opinion. However, I am not naive. If the dispersant proves harmful itself, environmentalists will be crawling out of the woodwork to criticize it (or rather, BP, although they will leave the Obama administration blameless).

I have news for those environmentalists who have 20/20 hindsight: Now is the time to criticize. If you do not criticize the use of dispersants now, you do not have any standing to criticize it later. You have just as little information on the effects of these chemicals as anyone else right now. In an effort to stem damage to the environment of the Gulf Coast, this product is being used, even though the information is incomplete. If you are silent now, you are complicit in its use and nobody really wants to hear from your cowardly butts later.