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Now on the disquisition.
Your Humble Contrarian
Thought of the Day
So in the vein of the law prohibiting insurance companies to refuse customers for preexisting conditions I think we should expand that to include all insurance: Life insurance for example. I think I should be able to call up an insurance company after my spouse dies and demand that they provide me with life insurance coverage. About 5 million dollars worth would be just about right.
Similarly I should be able to call a 24 hour hotline from the scene of an accident to demand coverage for my totaled car.
Yep I can see endless possibilities here.
Ben-ism of the Day
Optimism: Pathological ignorance of imminent doom.
"There is nothing to fear but fear Itself!" - The phrase most often used to lure a bunch of half-wits that do not consider the factuality (or idiocy) of that statement to their doom.
Those who lack the courage to attempt the impossible may forever deny themselves the knowledge of just how majestically they can fail... (B. Owen 2011)
So as I was sitting here pondering what really has my goat I am drawing a blank generally. After spending a great weekend with by beautiful, sweet wife I am having a difficult time getting really bugged about anything. So browsing through FoxNews.com I see "The entire Jon Stewart Interview" So I watch that, and... Yeah, that did it...
pro-abortion crowd is all a-tizzy over the crazy idea that rape should actually
have a specific meaning.It seems that
the term “Rape” has thus far existed in a morass of wonderful ambiguity.Until now those beacons of feminine equality
have enjoyed unfettered discretion in regard to what they wanted the word to
mean on any given day.You see the word
rape at one time in antiquity meant a man forcing himself upon a woman or girl.Well that you see, was really just too
restrictive.It was really just too
un-ambiguous. So, over time the word has conveniently and wonderfully become
quite pliable and useful for most any agenda.
I have a proposal. To all of you “Save the
earth-ers;” To all of you global warming, Tree hugging, Spotted Owl and Caribou
saving, windmill lovin enviro-nuts. I have a very simple proposal: Put up or
Shut up. Just that – show me a VIABLE magic fairy dust alternative to our
abundant and inexpensive natural resources of oil and natural gas. You have
treated us for decades now to your constant and incessant nonsensical blather
about everything not-oil, and yet what have you produced that can VIABLY
replace it? You have squeezed out bajillions of state and federal dollars
for your myriad schemes and virtually all of them have proved to be
majestically expensive failures. Many of these happy thoughts powered
“alternative energy schemes have ultimately proved more environmentally
devastating than the evil oil that they were supposed to be saving us
So I am having the old Alternative Energy debate with my favorite Greenee. She is getting bugged and unleashes the usual ad-hominem attack: "You only look at information from one side. If you would have a more open mind and really look into both sides with an open mind you would have a different opinion." Well my response to that is that I have an expert on the subject a phone call away that I have known for more than 40 years. This expert on the subject goes to every Magic Fairy Dust Alternative Energy Symposium available. She can probably quote me every windmill, solar, and kitchen grease diesel talking point there is. Yep I have learned everything necessary about alternative energy from my Greenee friend. My primary question is whether any of these "New Technologies" are economically viable. She has argued vehemently over many years that several of these are indeed so.