Green Piece

The simple musings of a man who thought he knew everything . . .

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Newest Danger in the Solar System

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I feel that I have to warn you. There is an anomoly in our Solar System right now that killed 60,000 people just last year. The technical name for this particular anomoly is G2V.

As if the senseless deaths of 60,000 people were not enough, this G2V has been proven to be THE major cause of Global Warming.

Unfortunately, it is too late to stop it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Evil Words: Cycle of Violence

There are some phrases that seem to be harmless and seem to make sense, but when you really look at what they mean they are truly an evil sentiment. The term "Cycle of Violence" is just such a term. Read this article by Dr. Sowell. You will be enlightened.

Dennis Prager also deplores this phrase. It reminds him of how, even when he was young, he deplored this idea. Namely, if one student punched another student, then the student that was punched defended himself a teacher would come along let them know that they were both in trouble. We are doing the same when we call the retaliation of Israel a continuation of the "Cycle of Violence."

Now, I have some experience with this because as a father of three boys I have, on occasion, done exactly as the teacher in the above story. Two of my boys will yell downstairs that his brother has taken a toy that he was playing with. Of course both boys believe that they had the toy. So I take the toy away from both of them. This is a moral travesty, so why do I do it?

One reason is that I have no real way of determining which child is in the right. The other reason is simple moral laziness. The former reason is defensible, the latter reason is not.

In the case of Israel we do not have the excuse of not knowing who is in the right, and those that would morally equivalize Israel's actions are morally lazy.

Check out this article by Dennis Prager to more fully understand what is going on.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Israel Is Doing The Right Thing

I was asked to weigh in on what is going on with Israel. Frankly, I think that what Isreal is doing is completely on track. They are a sovereign nation. Anytime they get kicked in the gut the world expects them to roll over and take it. They have the right to do what they are doing.

It is important, I think, to understand what it is that drives those who are attacking Israel. There is one common thing that they all want - dead Jews. It's not land and it certainly isn't peace. They live to see Jews get blown up.

There is no reasoning with these people.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Shouldn't a Hunger Strike Make You Hungry

Check out this MM post on Hotair. It is worth a listen if only for the impersonation. Hilarious.

Great Post on Diversity

I think that you should all check out this post by La Shawn Barber. She nails it.

La Shawn Barber is really the reason I started blogging. One day I happened to be at home and on C-Span they had a group of conservative bloggers talking about what it is they do, how they got started, etc. Ms. Barber was very encouraging and it was her words that got this whole thing started.

You should visit her blog often.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Things You Need to See

There were a few things that I wanted to post to.

First: You need to read this post from our friend K at K-Block. He explains the reason he became a conservative. Don't miss it and K, thanks for such a great post.

Second: All of you need to read Dave Ramsey's articles at Townhall. It will really pump you up to get your finances in order. His mantra is "live like no one else so that later you can live like no one else" meaning that you can live a less extravagant life now to have an amazing amount of freedom later. Also, I want to attest to his "snowball effect" in getting rid of debt, though I didn't know that is what it is called. When I got out of college I had 3 student loans. I paid the minimum on the two biggest, and paid as much extra on the third (smallest) as I could. Then, when the smallest was paid off I took all of the money I was paying on the first and put it to the second smallest, which was a considerable amount against the principle. Finally, when the second was paid off I socked all of the money from the first two loans to the third and it went away very quickly. It took me about 2 1/2 years to pay off $30,000 in student loans and I was not making a ton at the time. Debt free is the way to be!! One other thing he said that I liked was that he would copy what rich people do, because he wants to be rich people. I love it.


Monday, July 03, 2006


On Monday we came dangerously close to being hit with an asteroid. Do you guys realize that if this asteroid, or another like it, were to hit the earth then we would all be dead. Scientists are in complete agreement that we may only have 10 years left. It is imperative that we get in on the Kyoto thing, that we all change our lightbulbs more often, quit driving cars, stop using deodorant, cease all eating of meat, keep abortion legal, eliminate school choice, raise taxes, pull out of Iraq, legalize same-sex marriages, and above all get the evil Republicans out of office.

Thank You.

10 Years Left: The Never-Changing Mantra of Ecoloonies

I have found yet another article that shows that Al Gore's sequel to "The Day After Tomorrow" has not been based on consensus among scientists as much as it has been based on a strong desire to get a democrat back into the White House.

Also, I found this flyer from a 1975 Newsweek article (thanks to the Collegiate Patriot) that has some very interesting information. Besides the fact that the loons used to preach about Global Cooling and that nothing they predicted has come to pass you will notice some very interesting choices of words.

"The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only ten years". Ummm, did anybody see that 1985 article where they admitted they were full of crap? Me neither. Interestingly we note that Al Gore is saying we have about 10 years left (30 years later). What is it with these guys and ten year increments. I'll tell you what it is. It's just short enough that people will get scared, but long enough that they will forget. My question to the loons is, in 10 years after we can no longer stop Global Warming will you then shut up? Probably not.

"In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950". First off, I thought this wasn't supposed to start happening for another 10 years, and second of all any scientist knows that an anecdote does not data make. Yet this same mistake is being made today by those that are trying to get political power through ecological scaremongering.

"But they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century." Is this the same consensus that we have in the Global Warming debate today? Methinks it is so.