October 31, 2014

Colorado dad with daughters sitcom

Having basically sworn off the sitcom genre since, I dunno, The Cosby Show, I hadn't heard of Last Man Standing until my brother-in-law finally suggested it. The latest episode 'School Merger' [sign in to your TV subscription provider required] features the grandson (with a enviro-leftist son-in-law father) dressed up as an "earth destroying" lump of coal for Halloween, and a reference to Governor Hickenlooper as a fictitious candidate (because, what, you expect me to believe that's a real name?)

Here's a taste that doesn't require authentication.

DVR'ing is recommended.

Did I mention that Mike's wife, Vanessa, is a geologist who works for a coal company? Har!

Posted by JohnGalt at 12:49 PM | Comments (2)
But jk thinks:

I'll give it a go. Like you, it's not my genre; the pacing and structure -- even in the small clip -- gnaw at one's soul.

There were, however, some good lines. One we should borrow: "Really? Prop 105 is backed by ISIS?"

Posted by: jk at October 31, 2014 1:21 PM
But dagny thinks:

I honestly abhor sitcoms and anything in this one featuring the daughter that was the poll worker (in that scene) makes my skin crawl. But the adults are not blithering idiots, so I was able to sit through an episode and scenes with the lefty son-in-law are actually funny. Your mission should you choose to accept it... Good Luck

Posted by: dagny at October 31, 2014 5:03 PM

October 30, 2014

Imagine there's a paycheck

Have you seen the new Chipotle bag slogan, offering "people something to read while dining?"

"Hope that, in future, all is well, everyone eats free, and anyone who works actually gets paid for it."

Okay, I made that up from a collision of two stories about Chipotle this week:

Useful Idiots: Chipotle Espouses Communist Rhetoric On To-Go Bags from 'Tea Party News Network', and;

Chipotle workers say they work extra hours for no pay from CNN Money.

So is the bag slogan a proletarian fig-leaf for the Bourgeiose Chipotle corporatists? For its part I am critical of TPNN's take that "the Mexican grill took another step to the left by writing slogans on their bags that include plainly Communist rhetoric" with the slogan:

"Hope that, in future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another."

I wrote on their FB post, "Am I the only one who recognizes the difference between "no one must work" and "no one DOES work?"

Posted by JohnGalt at 3:00 PM | Comments (3)
But johngalt thinks:

I had also hoped to parlay this story into a "what would you spend your time doing if you didn't HAVE to work" comment fest.

My answer: I would build more and invent more. And maybe also farm more.

Posted by: johngalt at October 31, 2014 6:15 PM
But jk thinks:

You were a little more generous than I with Chipoltle. I heard the strains of Merle Haggard warning us of "drinking free Bubble Up and eatin' that Rainbow Stew."

I think of the dumpster divers ("Freegans " -- that's the name) who are already there. They enjoy a lifestyle for which Willa Cathers' characters labored seven days a week and they are not impeded by work.

Likewise, I would hope for a future where yes, you could have a 2014 lifestyle without work, but that those choosing that would be equally derided. And the rest would still fervently produce to afford the latest flying car.

My public sector relatives are all retiring or discussing it, though most are younger than I am. I -- in perfect health -- would not dream of stopping in less than 12 years and then would hope to work half-days-most-days-a-week as my father did: a splendid "half-retirement" that lasted several years.

With my imperfect health, I worry monstrously that I might be shunted off to disability before then and I dread the idea. Playing guitar and reading on the weekend is a joy but I need the structure imposed by employment.

Which was the Vonnegut book where nobody works? It was a dystopia and the protagonist's best day is when he helps a person repair a car and gets $5. My economics and Vonnegut's are less than identical, but I think he nailed that one.

Posted by: jk at October 31, 2014 7:38 PM
But dagny thinks:

Try a Heinlein book called Beyond this Horizon. It concludes that humans are basically productive and even when not, "working," per se they still create stuff that increases wealth.

Posted by: dagny at November 3, 2014 11:55 AM

March 28, 2014

Otequay of the Ayday

Only weeks after leaving office, Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come out and fix it. Joe drives to Obama's new house, which is located in a very exclusive gated community where all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. how much it will cost. Joe checks his rate chart and says, "$9,500." "What?! $9,500?" Obama asks, stunned,

Joe says, "Yes, but what I do is charge those who make $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free," explains Joe. "This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way. It's known as 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014.' Iím Surprised you haven't heard of it

A comment by "Ricky" to a Fiscal Times article, "Obamacare is a 'Haves and Have Nots' Health System"

HT: My darling dagny.

Posted by JohnGalt at 3:31 PM | Comments (0)

February 27, 2014

"She Didn't Build That!"

Heh.

Posted by JohnGalt at 9:13 AM | Comments (0)

February 3, 2014

Love is in the air!

This Dodge Ram guy's favorite Super Bowl commercial? Chevy trucks.

I called it the PETA favorite.

Posted by JohnGalt at 6:43 PM | Comments (4)
But jk thinks:

!!!! That one was good, too!

Posted by: jk at February 3, 2014 6:53 PM
But Mrs. Kaa thinks:

I thought the PETA favorite was clearly Broadway Joe's coat.

Posted by: Mrs. Kaa at February 3, 2014 8:09 PM
But Keith Arnold thinks:

Someone ought to remind PETA that footballs are still made out of pigskin. I'd like to volunteer to be that someone.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at February 3, 2014 8:13 PM
But Boulder Refugee thinks:

The Refugee likes the music selection: "I Believe in Miracles" by Hot Chocolate.

Posted by: Boulder Refugee at February 5, 2014 3:35 PM

January 28, 2014

What's your sexual orientation?

Gee whiz, this woman gives smug, self-righteous, potty-mouthed Prius owners a bad name.

Posted by JohnGalt at 7:19 PM | Comments (3)
But jk thinks:

"I'm just asking you to be pleasant and courteous" (~0:40) Oh! It's Mother F-ing Theresa!

Posted by: jk at January 29, 2014 1:25 PM
But johngalt thinks:

Yeah... "Do as I say, not as I do."

I should explain my choice of headline: Since she asked the irrelevant personal question "What do you do for a living" I think I would have replied by asking the above.

And by the way, madam, I don't "need" to drive this truck, I "want" to drive this truck. Not least of all because you and your ilk want to make doing so, and a crap load of other stuff I want, illegal. Shove off, busybody!

Posted by: johngalt at January 29, 2014 1:37 PM
But jk thinks:

She's just trying to make the world a nicer place...

Posted by: jk at January 29, 2014 1:45 PM

July 4, 2013

4th of July Rap

Making the rounds on Facebook:

Posted by JohnGalt at 3:05 PM | Comments (0)

November 16, 2012

"Nut up or shut up"

"Someday very soon, life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go ... empty."

Prophetic.

Is it too late to get Twinkies added to the endangered species list? Where's the EPA when we really NEED it!

Posted by JohnGalt at 11:29 AM | Comments (5)
But jk thinks:

Mondo heh!

However, this being ThreeSources, I am going to warn good people not to allow non-union animus to cloud their economic thinking.

Greedy Bakers (Lochner v New York anybody?) may have hastened the demise of the yellow alleged food. But -- as Governor Romney tried to explain -- plants and brands of value will survive bankruptcy. If somebody wants to invest in Chrysler or Hostess, they can; else the assets will be put to greater use.

And if they are not wanted, it is the loud voice of the free market saying "we are wealthier now and have access to better tasting snacks."

Posted by: jk at November 16, 2012 12:23 PM
But Keith Arnold thinks:

New hashtag trending on Twitter, to the certain delight of readers and authors here:

#HostessShrugged

Posted by: Keith Arnold at November 16, 2012 12:57 PM
But johngalt thinks:

Cloud? The movie clip tie-in is two-fold: First as evidence that the Zombie Apocalypse is surely nigh. Second, not to lament the demise of the Twinkie, but to celebrate the fungibility of capital, recipes and trademark rights. I fully expect, in due time, the Twinkie to be reborn. Perhaps even with the original brand name but under new ownership and not a whiff of union labor.

Posted by: johngalt at November 16, 2012 1:50 PM
But jk thinks:

Apologies if I misconstrued. We're into that C-word "Conservatism" again. I see some, if not y'all, waxing poetic about a snack of their youth at the expense of realizing that demand might be a bigger issue than bakers' benefits.


Posted by: jk at November 17, 2012 11:03 AM
But johngalt thinks:

Waning demand may have soon sent Twinkies the way of buggy whips but free men willingly risked their capital on the bet that it would not. By refusing to make bakers' pension payments no longer the most expensive ingredient, the labor union's "consistently poor management" has decided the bet before it was placed.

And why does the union refuse to accomodate? Because doing so is an admission that everything free-market advocates have been saying is sustainably true - and everything the redistributionists say only works for as long as the faith holds out. In the case of Hostess the music has stopped and it's time to scramble for a seat. I look forward to seeing how the public reacts when the workers are left standing, despite the "protection" offered by their unionization.

Posted by: johngalt at November 17, 2012 2:44 PM

November 8, 2012

Quote of the Day II

From a comment to Kyle Smith's Finita La Commedia (RTWT). I pretty much agree with Kyle; as I noted in the comments below I am doing what I hereby acronym as GLG (Going Limited Galt). I will concentrate on family, local and state. As far as FedGov, haters gonna hate.

Anyway, to the witty and doubleplus good QOTD II:

What could be more important to two people who love each other and want to spend their lives together than to have Americaís federal government, through official bureaucratic processes and hence in some vague, attenuated, abstract, disembodied, impersonal and unintentional sense verify or certify their love, governmentally? Whatís $16 trillion dollars of debt when compared to that?
Posted by Ellis Wyatt at 1:58 PM | Comments (0)

October 29, 2012

Wheedon "endorses" Romney

Hey, lookie here Wheedon fans!

Posted by JohnGalt at 12:19 PM | Comments (4)
But jk thinks:

The man who brought us "Firefly..."

Posted by: jk at October 29, 2012 12:34 PM
But Ellis Wyatt thinks:

However, his pronunciation of "Ann" Rand shows he doesn't really understand.

Everybody understands Mickey Mouse. Few understand Hermann Hesse. Only a handful understood Albert Einstein. And nobody understood Emperor Norton.

Posted by: Ellis Wyatt at October 29, 2012 5:13 PM
But Terri thinks:

The ultimate in government help: Reavers, or do I mean zombies?

Posted by: Terri at October 31, 2012 10:37 AM
But dagny thinks:

What a great metaphor Terri: Reavers as the unintended consequences of government help of all kinds.

I find it hard to believe that this comes from the man who brought us Mal Reynolds, "We were on the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Posted by: dagny at October 31, 2012 11:33 AM

October 4, 2012

Presidential Debate Taiwanese Recap

Since KA still hasn't been trained to include the ThreeSources hashtag (repeat after me: #3src, #3src) and since some people don't know what they're missing on Twitter, and since it is AWESOME funny, I'm promoting this to embed.

Posted by JohnGalt at 5:32 PM | Comments (2)
But Keith Arnold thinks:

Keith Arnold ‚ÄŹ@masterescrow (Sept. 13)

He's Nero, with mom jeans instead of a toga, and with golf clubs instead of a fiddle. http://is.gd/AHkAJe #3src

Keith Arnold ‚ÄŹ@masterescrow (Aug. 3)

H/T to John Kranz: I want a Slurpee so I can watch Preezy Mom Jeans push this out of the ditch - http://is.gd/oXahFS #3src

Keith Arnold ‚ÄŹ@masterescrow (Jul. 27)

@berkeleysquare None of the good stores would honor Spain's credit card. Bargain-basement Olympic uniforms. #3src

I try, man... some people have a way with technology, and some people are just me. To quote that great American philosopher Al Yankovich, "I'm just technologically-impaired." I'm clearly doing something wrong, 'cause mine never seem to appear.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at October 4, 2012 6:02 PM
But johngalt thinks:

I think you're doing it right, when you do it. You just don't do it on the Tweets that you know I'll find hilarious, like this one.

Just a tweak, bro. Hey, I had to intro it somehow!

Posted by: johngalt at October 4, 2012 6:26 PM

September 28, 2012

Stupid Internet Comment of the Day

I did my best to come up with an optimistic answer to today's Libertario Delenda Est but except for "Libertarians don't vote" I couldn't do it. Instead I'll distract with humor in the form of a "Stupid Internet Comment of the Day."

While searching reports of Mitt Romney's Home Run Tuesday I read some comments on the HuffPo version of events. If you've already read my post highlighting the significance of Romney's statement this will be even more transparently stupid than it already is:

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Posted by JohnGalt at 7:11 PM | Comments (2)
But Jk thinks:

But how can I KNOW which words SHOULD be all caps and which words SHOULD NOT?

Posted by: Jk at September 28, 2012 10:53 PM
But johngalt thinks:

Apparently the HuffPo style guide says to only capitalize words which are MISPELED.

Posted by: johngalt at October 1, 2012 5:25 PM

June 9, 2012

Aspiring Tax Slave

Yes, I know that Three Sources is an intellectual blog.

Yes, I know that all children have feelings.

Yes, I know that everyone in this photograph is caucasian.

No, I couldn't resist.

taxslave.jpg

"Can't stop the signal, Mal."

Posted by JohnGalt at 11:09 AM | Comments (0)

June 8, 2012

It's a Woman

Heh.

"I'm a big believer in stuff. It can be very comforting. You can't have too much stuff. You have too little storage space. (...) As you get older, you hang on to pieces of detritus that keeps you connected with the past. It breaks my heart when I see people selling comics collections they've spent a lifetime collecting.

Q: Why are they selling their collections? For money?

A: Sometimes it's money. More often, it's a woman. They're the de-clutterers most often."

-- Chuck Rozanski, owner of Denver's Mile High Comics in a fun Denver Post interview.

Posted by JohnGalt at 4:11 PM | Comments (0)

April 29, 2012

We're Laughing With You, Not At You

Two minutes from Jimmy Kimmel that made me laugh. I also liked this line that isn't in the vid: "There's a term for President Obama. Not two terms."

Posted by JohnGalt at 2:22 PM | Comments (0)

December 23, 2011

Last Minute Gift Idea

The Refugee had been sweating .30 caliber, 150 grain bullets trying to think of the perfect gift for Mrs. Refugee. Along comes an ad on the local talk radio station, 850 KOA, for laser hair removal. "What better gift than a laser hair removal monthly subscription?" says the ad.

"Indeed!" thinks The Refugee. Won't the Little Mrs. be pleased when he presents her with an envelope, not for a day of luxurious spa and facial treatments, with an opportunity to get rid of that unwanted hair? And for just a little more, varicose veins and non-invasive fat removal! But that's not all - for a limited time they are offering a 2 for 1 special. What better way to spend a little romantic time together than getting those stubborn hairs lased?

"Perhaps they have side-by-side beds," thinks The Refugee with unrestrained anticipation. He can hardly wait to see the look on Mrs. Refugee's face!

Shhh... don't tell her... this has to be a surprise!

Posted by Boulder Refugee at 1:30 PM | Comments (0)

September 30, 2011

Gov. Christie: Clean, Articulate White Man...

If you followed the Rick Newman link below you've likely seen this but I couldn't resist promoting it.

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... who can also be trusted to not call Republicans socialists?

Posted by JohnGalt at 12:41 PM | Comments (9)
But johngalt thinks:

Now that you mention it, I haven't heard Favre say "no" yet either.

Posted by: johngalt at September 30, 2011 7:13 PM
But nanobrewer thinks:

I think it accurately portrays the GOP reaching for anything and anyone to get away from the vicissitudes represented by the Tea Party. They arrrr nervous me hearties.

Posted by: nanobrewer at October 1, 2011 1:00 AM
But jk thinks:

I agree 100% nb. My problem is the suggestion that Governor Christie be considered the establishment candidate. I like him because he the clearest and loudest voice for freedom, not because he will appeal to Peggy Noonan and David Brooks.

To be fair, Brother jg's Speaker Newtzilla has been a good and loud voice for liberty. I can't get past the ethanol support (in Iowa, if you can believe it) and Speaker Pelosi global warming commercials (which he has at least recanted). Love a lot of what he says but I cannot get on that train.

Posted by: jk at October 1, 2011 11:49 AM
But johngalt thinks:

Methinks you are right jk. Were I selecting a candidate merely for myself it would be his Newtiness. Yet I can't get any love for him from any of my female relatives. Call it "First Wife Phobia." Fortunately there's another excellent choice, one we all like "if only he could win." And if he's as saavy as I hope he is, he's working Chris Christie and Sarah Palin for endorsements sometime after the next debate. Herman Cain.

Posted by: johngalt at October 1, 2011 5:51 PM
But jk thinks:

The second I get a definitive no from Christie, both my size 11s will be in the Cain Camp.

He did pretty well at TeaCon, they tell me.

Posted by: jk at October 2, 2011 10:30 AM
But nanobrewer thinks:


@JK: My problem is the suggestion that Governor Christie be considered the establishment candidate

Well someone will be and we can best hope that we get one with enough backbone that he (sorry, Michelle) becomes the establishment and not the other way around. Cain does seem to fit that bill better then Mitt, but I think he's too new, as was Romney in 2008. Recall, Reagan had 10+ years in the GOP (many at very low levels) before he jumped into the presidential ring.

Now, the "Bush" GOP that we have these days might need someone new, but there's a reason one doesn't just go around upsetting applecarts. Today's "reasons"? Ryan, Pence, McConnel, Jindal, Haley, Barbour, Kasich and a host of others that keep me believing (but not registered!)

While I have as much respect for Newt's intellect and output as anybody here, we should all admit to his unelectable stature. If we don't admit, let the tomatoes be thrown!

Posted by: nanobrewer at October 3, 2011 1:29 AM

September 14, 2011

View from the White House

And every other 'rat in Washington D.C.

Posted by JohnGalt at 12:24 AM | Comments (0)

August 14, 2011

Equal time for moms

It's not Mother's Day but in equal time (actually double the time) for the Dad Life video, here is Church on the Move's Mommy Rhapsody. They've coordinated it pretty well to the original lyrics.

I wonder if any of the participants noticed the irony of a morality play based on a song entitled 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

Posted by JohnGalt at 9:46 AM | Comments (2)
But jk thinks:

As Sir Lancelot yelled at King Arthur, as he rode off, right after entrusting him with the key to Guinevere's chastity belt:

"Sir! I believe you left the wrong [embed] key!!!"

Posted by: jk at August 14, 2011 11:22 AM
But johngalt thinks:

Noted and corrected squire.

Posted by: johngalt at August 14, 2011 11:53 AM

July 22, 2011

The Dad Life

Can we have a little fun here? I got this in a (I think) hilarious e-card from dagny's sister for Father's Day. I've shared the link via email with a few friends over the past weeks but wasn't sure if I should post it for fear of copyright infringment. Come to learn that the card company stole it too - from a place called COTM*. So here's the Youtube. My kids and I have almost all of it memorized after "dozens and dozens" of plays.

* COTM is Church On The Move. A hip little modern ministry out of Tulsa, OK. Good for them, although I had to start skipping ahead when they said "being a real dad is about self-sacrifice, it's about putting the people that we love first and taking care of them" and then some song about sinners. [If you do it for your own satisfaction then it isn't sacrifice. If you don't get satisfaction from putting your family first then don't become a dad.] Awesome vid though.

Posted by JohnGalt at 1:18 AM | Comments (1)
But jk thinks:

Way fun. I think I am still a Whole Foods Parking Lot guy, but this is right up there.

Posted by: jk at July 22, 2011 10:41 AM

December 23, 2010

Why is Ricky Gervais an Atheist?

Another question I didn't know I needed the answer to is, "Who is Ricky Gervais?" But the internet dropped it in my lap so I read it. There are some funny lines. Like this:

So what does the question "Why donít you believe in God?" really mean. I think when someone asks that they are really questioning their own belief. In a way they are asking "what makes you so special?" "How come you werenít brainwashed with the rest of us?" "How dare you say Iím a fool and Iím not going to heaven, f--- you!"

Not necessarily as deep as Christopher Hitchens but more fun.

Posted by JohnGalt at 7:33 PM | Comments (0)

April 1, 2010

Metal Repair Spray

OnlineMetals' patented "Cut Away!" Metal Repair Spray A product that allows you to instantly repair and reverse any mistakes you've made while cutting your material.

This stuff looks pretty cool. I don't know if they carry it at Home Depot or even McGuckin's yet so you'll have to order yours online here.

Posted by JohnGalt at 5:38 PM | Comments (0)

August 26, 2009

BEAUTIFUL!

To the tune of 'The Candy Man'

"The government takes, everything we make;

to pay for all of their solutions;

Health Care Climate Change, Pollution;

Throw away the Constitution."

There's no embed option so you'll have to follow this link and click on 'The Government Can' for the video.

Hat tip: The Mike Rosen radio show, 850 KOA Denver.

Posted by JohnGalt at 2:14 PM | Comments (0)

August 10, 2009

Who's in YOUR wallet?

I love this co-opting of 'Capital One' simply by changing the spelling...

Posted by JohnGalt at 6:32 PM | Comments (0)

April 28, 2009

And now for something completely different

dagny and I thought this emailed "Governmentium" joke was funny enough to post, even though it's been around for years. I'll not reprint it but instead link to another blog that posted it in '07. There are also some good comments there.

Posted by JohnGalt at 2:38 PM | Comments (0)

April 3, 2009

Beware, Three Sourcers!

This should send a cold shiver down the spine of every Three Sourcer: The FTC is cracking down on blog endorsements.

...the Financial Times reports, the government consumer watchdog will be cracking down on people who post false statements ...

The Refugee hereby recinds and disavows all of the nice things he's ever said about anyone on these pages.

Posted by Boulder Refugee at 6:33 PM | Comments (3)
But jk thinks:

Yup, they get thrills up the leg and we get cold shivers down the spine. Elections really do matter.

Posted by: jk at April 4, 2009 11:35 AM
But AlexC thinks:

100% of my posts are satire and comedy.

no truth in that. none.

Posted by: AlexC at April 4, 2009 2:02 PM
But jk thinks:

And all of my posts are 100% true. I think you're safe, br!

Posted by: jk at April 4, 2009 9:30 PM

February 18, 2009

Fix the Fence

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White
House. One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from
Minnesota.

All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The
Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then
works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will
run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for
me."

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then
says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew
and $100 profit for me."

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to
the White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the
other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you,
and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.

Hat tip: johngalt's Kansas uncle

Posted by JohnGalt at 12:08 AM | Comments (0)

November 13, 2008

For Immediate Release

This post is to announce -- with the permission of fellow bloggers -- that Three Sources intends to apply with the Federal Reserve to become a bank holding company.

Posted by Harrison Bergeron at 9:57 PM | Comments (2)
But jk thinks:

You betcha. What time does the discount window open?

Posted by: jk at November 14, 2008 10:49 AM
But johngalt thinks:

Whoa there everybody, no crowding at the trough. Everyone will get their turn to fatten up on the corn grown by others. Let's keep those "sharp elbows" in check.

Posted by: johngalt at November 14, 2008 5:15 PM

October 2, 2008

Achmed the Dead Terrorist

If you need a good yuk, this is funny stuff. In the process of being banned around the world.

Posted by Boulder Refugee at 2:19 PM | Comments (0)

June 17, 2008

Obama the Uniter?

If Barack Obama is elected president, he will unite liberals and conservatives on one respect: both will agree that the result is an "obamanation."

Posted by Boulder Refugee at 2:48 PM | Comments (0)

July 20, 2007

The John Edwards Road to One America Poverty Tour

Posted by Harrison Bergeron at 11:19 PM | Comments (1)
But AlexC thinks:

Lol!!

Posted by: AlexC at July 21, 2007 11:58 AM

June 2, 2006

In Dar al Harb...

David Burge has a (satirical) list of Ten Things You Can Do To Save The Planet if you are concerned, after watching Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth:"

3. Crush a Third World economic development movement. One of the most pressing threats facing our environment is rising incomes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Only a generation ago, these proud dark people were happily frolicking in the rain forest, foraging for organic foods amid the wonders of nature. Now, corrupted by wealth, they are demanding environmentally hazardous consumer goods like cars and air conditioning and malaria medicine. You can do your part to stop this dangerous consumer trend by supporting environmentally aware leaders like Robert Mugabe and Fidel Castro to foster an economy of sustainable low-impact ecolabor camps. ... 8. Phase out the entertainment industry by 2011. If there is one sector of our economy that typifies America's obscene energy waste, it is the entertainment industry. Every year untold gigawatts are consumed to power studio kleig lights, theater projectors, popcorn machines, and multi-city concert tours, with no discernable benefit to society. With your help, this destructive drag on our environment can be reversed within five years. Do your part by pledging to greenlight only those films that have recycled or incomprehensible story lines, and by signing preachy and unlistenable musical acts. By purging the entertainment market of its dangerous popular appeal, you will be reducing the public's desire to make wasteful and expensive SUVs trips to their local concert halls, cineplexes and video stores.

HT: Never Yet Melted Blog

Posted by Cyrano at 11:52 PM