Ralph Nader and Ron paul: On True Believers

June 21, 2007

    Someone once said I can’t define porn, but I know it when I see it.  Thats a paraphrase, but its the kind of thing people say when they know something is wrong.  They aren’t sure exactly where the demarcation line is, and yet they know something should be done about it.

    I’m a little ambivalent about the idea of even trying to define the title of this post.  What I know is yet another one is prepping himself for an ersatz run at the presidency.  Ralph Nader all but flipped his fedora into the mix on CNN today talking to that paragon of journalistic integrity Wolf Blitzer. I must say at this juncture that while I am not a “spare the rod and spoil the child” type; Wolf should’ve been beaten as routinely as he was fed as a child.

     I like Ralph Nader.  He believes what he believes, and damned if any evidence to the contrary will change his views.  He has been a vocal activist, and has played a role in the creation of a host of agencies and activist groups.  He has championed the causes of human rights, consumer protection, the environment, and many others in his illustrious career.

   He has had an inauspicious political career as a candidate though.  He’s a little to high strung.  A little to in your face.  Way to I’m right your wrong.  As candidates go he’s the equivalent of the monster under the bed.  He never has a real chance to win, but he scares all hell out of the democrats.  Mention Ralph Nader and liberals from Poughkeepsie to Walla Walla start rending the flesh from their bones, and start lamenting Al Gores loss in the 2000 election.  They blame Ralph.

   Which is unfair.  Ralph moved Al Gore to the left.  Had that not happened Al’s automaton demeanor would have never let himself get close to the presidency.  Ralph is responsible quite possibly for the debacle down south.  He is probably the instigator of the election being determined as much by the supreme court as by the voters.  He pushed Al hard enough to keep it close.

   Now the Democratic candidates are cowering behind closed doors cursing the Nader name.  I have good news for them.  If he enters the election he will do what that other true believer has done for the conservatives.  Ron Paul has helped shape the conversation, and whether you like it or not thats a good thing.  Both candidates will force the nominees to preach to the choir.  They don’t want to do that.  they hate the very thought of it.  They want to have an epic clash over the middle, though virtually none of them represent that august body of voters.

   Ralph is a lefty, and Ron is pretty far right.  Which makes you kind of scratch your head when you check out what they want to do as leader of this great nation, and you realize that they both solidly represent the middle.

   Oops…forgot to explain why true believers make me nervous.  Why its history dear readers.  Adolf Hitler was a true believer.  So is George Bush.

  Authors note:  this is my opinion.  I am at least as full of crap as the next guy so it has little merit.  If I managed to keep you riveted to your screen for the past two minutes, then I at least saved you reading some of the other drivel available to you on line.  If you are bored, go surf porn.  Come back and define it for me.

a follow up on the Alli post

June 21, 2007

   I just typed a post about the alli pill.  It was done half in jest believing that nobody would actually take a pill that would make them shit their pants.  Ummmm….reaction would dictate that I was wrong about this.

There is no miracle cure for weight loss.  If you wish to lose weight…exercise more….eat better….consume less calories.  If for some reason this doesn’t help you lose weight see your physician.  They can prescribe either orlistat or zenicol.  http://www.looseflab.com/  

   I’m not a doctor.  I know though that dieting using these random feathermerchant cures without being under a doctors care is very dangerous.  with that in mind and since I have no malice toward my fellow cretins….please do not take this thing.  At least not without receiving advice from your family physician.

 If you do I have to say I will laugh at you when you crap all over yourself….here are the “treatment effects.”  Now tell me thats a reasonable option.    

What to expect

The excess fat that passes out of your body is not harmful. In fact, you may recognize it as something that looks like the oil on top of a pizza. Eating a low-fat diet lowers the chance of these bowel changes. Limit fat intake in your meals to an average of 15 grams.

Learn more about following a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet.

Learning how to manage treatment effects is an important part of being successful with alli. Here’s how to take control:

  • Start trimming fat from your diet now, even before you begin taking alli. Then pick a day to begin taking alli, such as a weekend day so you can stay close to home if you experience a treatment effect. Make the timing work for you. If you’re getting ready to travel or attend a social event, hold off on starting with alli until the event is over
  • While no one likes experiencing treatment effects, they might help you think twice about eating questionable fat content. If you think of it like that, alli can act like a security guard for your late-night cravings
  • You can’t “save fat grams” from lunch and “spend them” at dinner. Spread your daily fat gram allowance of 15 grams on average per meal over the whole day
  • You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work
  • You may not usually get gassy, but it’s a possibility when you take alli. The bathroom is really the best place to go when that happens
  • You can use a food journal to recognize what foods can lead to treatment effects. For example, writing down what you eat may help you learn that marinara sauce is a better option than Alfredo sauce

To learn more about how myalliplan can guide you with smarter food choices and a wealth of resources, visit myalliplan now.   treatment effects casually stolen here….    http://www.myalli.com/howdoesitwork/treatmenteffects.aspx

alli: The new wonder diet drug

June 21, 2007

    In almost 44 years of life I have never found a safe effective diet scam.   Did I say scam?  sure I did…from the water diet fad of the 70’s to the atkins diet craze of the late 90’s and every hoodwinking rainmaking diet scheme in between, they’ve all been either directly harmful to your health, or just failed miserably to work.

   This one though is gonna be a hoot.  Alli is basically a fat blocker.  Your body doesn’t absorb fat so you get less calories.   Should work right.  Darn tootin it should.  All you fatties should rush right out and buy it.  Buy a lot of it.

   Oh, it makes you shit your pants.  Ir makes you fart oil.   Don’t let those minor little irritants stand in your way though.  Its a lot easier than say….eating a balanced diet, or going for a walk.

    I might have a pound or two I could lose.  I might not too.  I’ve never had to diet so it isn’t really fair of me to pick on those that do.  Fortunately I’m not a big believer in fair as a policy so get your fat asses out there and buy this drug.  I always find humans amusing, so humans that shit their pants while wandering the mall should be to die for.

incidentally.  Buy stock in Kimberley Clark.  There is gonna be one huge run on the depends line of products

citizen Kane is #1….again

June 21, 2007

    ah yes….AFI has released their top 100 again.  I usually don’t pay much attention to entertainment news.  this piqued my interest because….well…they just aren’t.  I’ve seen maybe 75 of them, and while they are certainly decent movies, they aren’t the best 100.  It’s quite possible the reason for this is the people that voted for these are filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, and so on.  People proven to know very little about what is and is not a good movie.

here they are though.  I can think of 20 or so I would have on here.  I’d have to include Boondock Saints just to send D> peace into a tailspin.  Oh, I’m not gonna.  Quit panicking. My opinion is like everyone elses.  I did put the list here.  If you see anything missing let me know and I’ll compile a readers top 100.  If anyone says hostel I’m gonna figure out how to block you from my blog.

list casually stolen from:     http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/21/afi.movies.ap/index.html

1. “Citizen Kane,” 1941.
2. “The Godfather,” 1972.
3. “Casablanca,” 1942.
4. “Raging Bull,” 1980.
5. “Singin’ in the Rain,” 1952.
6. “Gone With the Wind,” 1939.
7. “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1962.
8. “Schindler’s List,” 1993.
9. “Vertigo,” 1958.
10. “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939.
11. “City Lights,” 1931.
12. “The Searchers,” 1956.
13. “Star Wars,” 1977.
14. “Psycho,” 1960.
15. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” 1968.
16. “Sunset Blvd.”, 1950.
17. “The Graduate,” 1967.
18. “The General,” 1927.
19. “On the Waterfront,” 1954.
20. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 1946.
21. “Chinatown,” 1974.
22. “Some Like It Hot,” 1959.
23. “The Grapes of Wrath,” 1940.
24. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” 1982.
25. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1962.
26. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” 1939.
27. “High Noon,” 1952.
28. “All About Eve,” 1950.
29. “Double Indemnity,” 1944.
30. “Apocalypse Now,” 1979.
31. “The Maltese Falcon,” 1941.
32. “The Godfather Part II,” 1974.
33. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 1975.
34. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” 1937.
35. “Annie Hall,” 1977.
36. “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” 1957.
37. “The Best Years of Our Lives,” 1946.
38. “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” 1948.
39. “Dr. Strangelove,” 1964.
40. “The Sound of Music,” 1965.
41. “King Kong,” 1933.
42. “Bonnie and Clyde,” 1967.
43. “Midnight Cowboy,” 1969.
44. “The Philadelphia Story,” 1940.
45. “Shane,” 1953.
46. “It Happened One Night,” 1934.
47. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1951.
48. “Rear Window,” 1954.
49. “Intolerance,” 1916.
50. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” 2001.
51. “West Side Story,” 1961.
52. “Taxi Driver,” 1976.
53. “The Deer Hunter,” 1978.
54. “M-A-S-H,” 1970.
55. “North by Northwest,” 1959.
56. “Jaws,” 1975.
57. “Rocky,” 1976.
58. “The Gold Rush,” 1925.
59. “Nashville,” 1975.
60. “Duck Soup,” 1933.
61. “Sullivan’s Travels,” 1941.
62. “American Graffiti,” 1973.
63. “Cabaret,” 1972.
64. “Network,” 1976.
65. “The African Queen,” 1951.
66. “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1981.
67. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, 1966.
68. “Unforgiven,” 1992.
69. “Tootsie,” 1982.
70. “A Clockwork Orange,” 1971.
71. “Saving Private Ryan,” 1998.
72. “The Shawshank Redemption,” 1994.
73. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” 1969.
74. “The Silence of the Lambs,” 1991.
75. “In the Heat of the Night,” 1967.
76. “Forrest Gump,” 1994.
77. “All the President’s Men,” 1976.
78. “Modern Times,” 1936.
79. “The Wild Bunch,” 1969.
80. “The Apartment, 1960.
81. “Spartacus,” 1960.
82. “Sunrise,” 1927.
83. “Titanic,” 1997.
84. “Easy Rider,” 1969.
85. “A Night at the Opera,” 1935.
86. “Platoon,” 1986.
87. “12 Angry Men,” 1957.
88. “Bringing Up Baby,” 1938.
89. “The Sixth Sense,” 1999.
90. “Swing Time,” 1936.
91. “Sophie’s Choice,” 1982.
92. “Goodfellas,” 1990.
93. “The French Connection,” 1971.
94. “Pulp Fiction,” 1994.
95. “The Last Picture Show,” 1971.
96. “Do the Right Thing,” 1989.
97. “Blade Runner,” 1982.
98. “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” 1942.
99. “Toy Story,” 1995.
100. “Ben-Hur,” 1959.

Its discriminatory I tell yuh

June 21, 2007

   I wanna know why the Iowans think its ok to exclude a rich elderly white guy from texas?  If he was a po black sharecroppers son from alabammy I bet they’d let him speak

chuckle…you see the problem?  Blogville does not a president make.  there are to many forces at work for Ron Paul to be elected.  They don’t want him.  The fatcats with the deep pockets and sinister intentions have no desire to let a man of common sense and unreasonableness sit in the oval office.  Bush has the unreasonableness.   That they’ll allow.  You can scream and rant and throw your toyota, but he still will be silenced every chance they get.

   So here is what you do.  Start raging against the machine and for Mayor Bloomberg.  Pray that he picks ron paul for a runnning mate.  Pray Hillary gets the democratic nomination. Pray McCain gets the Republican.  In that horse race, a three legged….er…third party candidate has a chance.  McCain and Hillary alienate power so well, and face it, Bloomberg is power. 

    Half a loaf is better than sleeping with the fishes.  Wait…thats not it.  Half a loaf is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick?  nope…not it either.  Ah who cares, wake up bloggers….find a new tack.  Or you’ll be hungry come election day.

couple of thoughts…whats all the crap about the sopranos clip and the celine dion song?  Aren’t their bigger moose to fry?

Instead of being pissy bout the plight of refugees lucy liu and angelina should do the hollywod thing and kick some butt.  I think they can take a couple of third world countries by themselves.

How many of you antiwar types got a twinge of joy at the sight of the f-16 dropping bombs?  Made for TV war we can handle.

If you saw the clip about the mockup Iraqi town in 29 palms california, add it to your vacation schedule.  Just outside the base is the Joshua Tree monument, and its eerie beauty is worth the trip.