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Friday, 2 May 2008
The Human Footprint
Topic: Politics

I just ran across a Channel 4 program which illustrates the environmental footprint of the average Brit. It's fairly eye-opening how much we consume and soil.

Take an hour and thirteen minutes and twenty-four seconds to watch it.

The Human Footprint on Google Video 

I understand there's a National Georgraphic special on the same topic and with the same title abotu Americans, but their website is being recalcitrant!


Posted by molyneaux at 12:09 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 19 May 2009 10:28 PM PDT
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Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Bigots is as bigots does
Mood:  irritated
Topic: Politics

Funny, volunteering for the "Milk" film dragged up a lot of gay history from the 70s, and just the other day Sean Penn, performing as Harvey Milk in 1978, mentioned the Anita Bryants of the world and how they wanted to deny gay people their rights.

Well, today there's another woman spewing the same kind of ignorant, fear mongering vile as Anita 30 years ago: Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern. Recently, her remarks to a small GOP group were recorded and released on the internet. Her speach was loaded with Archie Bunker ignorance, including propegating the long disproven "gays want to recruit your children" bullshit.

Youtube video of her words.

She even went so far as to claim that homosexuality is this country's greatest threat, "even more so than terrorists or Islam.” She said it's "just a fact” that "the homosexuality agenda is destroying this nation.”

Conicidentally, I'd recently reproduced an old anti-Anita poster as a possible T-short for extra-ing. I updated it for the modern age.

How far we've come...how far we still have to go.
 

 

 


Posted by molyneaux at 1:04 AM PDT
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Tuesday, 8 June 2004
Happy Dead President's Day
Topic: Politics
I should be ashamed of myself. But I'm not. Ronald Reagan is dead and I'm glad for it.

Sure, maybe he was a great and personable guy to those who knew him. Sure maybe he was compassionate when he was engaged by real human beings. And yet he's the poster boy for the modern conservative movement that's the worst offender when it comes to dismantling this country and subverting its institutions. This is the guy who helped convince so many middle and lower class Americans that the Republican Party was looking out for them, and that "liberal" was a bad word. Enjoy those tax cuts and think how much better off you are, meanwhile the country's infrastructure starts falling apart and more and more public institutions are handed over to private concerns who are only interested in making a buck.

I hate Bush's policies - both Bushs' - but they could not have existed without Reagan. He was the Charlie McCarthy on the hand of the Edgar Bergan that is the right wing of this county.

That's why I toasted his demise on Sunday, and why all day long I was humming a verse from Elvis Costello:
That's when they fin'ly
Put you in the ground
I'll stand on your grave
And tramp the dirt down


Posted by molyneaux at 11:59 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 19 May 2009 11:45 PM PDT
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