Green Piece

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Guess How Many Years We Have To Save The Planet

One thing about the left - you can always count on 'em. As I pointed out before, the never-changing mantra of the ecoloonies is that we have 10 years left. This was the mantra 30 years ago, it was Al Gore's mantra last year, and it is the mantra today.

The funny thing is, if you read the article it never says we have 10 years to save the planet, that's just what the headline leads you to believe. Instead the article goes on to explain that a bunch of celebrities are trying to get people to agree to a completely unmeasurable goal. I can refrain from doing some things (that I probably wasn't going to do anyway) and say that I just saved me some CO2.

If the lefties really want to reduce greenhouse gasses, maybe they should start by living in smaller homes and supporting nuclear energy.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Green Peace (not Green Piece) Harms the Little Guy

I don't know if any of you watch Mary Katharine Ham's videos over at Townhall, but she does a great job of making informative and entertaining videos. This one is sort of a commercial for a movie called "Mine Your Own Business" ( that shows how the environmental movement really hurts the poorest among us.

My favorite part is where the greenie tries to wax philisophical and by asking how we define who is rich and who is poor and then the video cuts to him showing a boat he bought for $35,000.

Click on the picture to check it out:

Bible Quiz

I took an online quiz about the Bible and here is my score the first time through:

You know the Bible 100%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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Now I need to go do a study on humility :)

h/t One Angry Christian


Sign the Pledge!!

Secretary Robert Gates has declared that the anti-surge resolution emboldens the enemy. He must be reading my blog. Oh, so he's the one.

There is something you can do - sign the pledge against this resolution. As of my signing there were 23,877 signatures. I think the pledge is worded very well, and that every person, whether or not you are for the surge, should sign it.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

SPINELESS Republicans

There are times for dissent, there are times to make known your disagreement, and there are times to keep your big mouth shut. Some of our Republican leaders need to learn the difference. There are at least nine Republican senators who are supporting a legislative proposal condemning the decision by the administration to increase the troops in Iraq.

I have no problem with them disagreeing with this decision, and I have no problem with them voicing that disagreement before the decision has been made and the plan put into effect. This resolution is nothing more than a political ploy that is meant to make Bush weak. Furthermore, this resolution will make success of the surge less likely. Public opinion during a war is important to the troops and (at least a show of) solidarity in your leaders is important to the troops. This resolution undermines both.

I have come to expect this from Democrats. Their thirst for power has obliterated either their decision making capacity or their desire for what is best for the United States. But these smarmy, political tactics by a bunch of Republicans is disgusting.

Richard Luger said "I am not confident that President Bush's plan will succeed". What good does it do to express this opinion other than to cover your backside?

The following is a list of Senators that should not be re-elected in the next Republican primary:
Richard Luger
Gordon Smith
George Voinovich
Sam Brownback
Susan Collins

These senators are named in the piece, but this goes for any senator that votes for this ridiculously infantile resolution.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sanctity of Life Sunday

It was sanctity of life Sunday in church this morning. My wife and I were working in the children's area so we didn't get to see the sermon, but our substitute Sunday School teacher did a great job of really driving home the importance of life and the fact that the most innocent and helpless among us are at risk of being legally murdered.

This is a picture of a set of triplets still in the womb at the end of the second trimester. Why is it that hanging Saddam was a bad thing, but killing these precious little ones is OK?

Picture Source: The Daily Mail