Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Golden Parachute??? ... Yell Fire!!!

This whole $700BILLION bailout is really starting to bother me ... I know we have to support the finanical health of the country ... but, the BASTARDS that run it are all about money and don't want the government bothering them and they HATE paying their fair share of taxes ... now they want the AMERICAN TAXPAYERS to BAIL THEM OUT ... SOCIALISM!!! ... that's what it's called ... you're kicking in $2300 per person ... it made me think about back in 2003 when the government flew a plane load of CASH to IRAQ and quite a bit of it (BILLIONS!!!) went missing ... and I don't think they're even looking for it ... it also made me think of the BRILLIANT Michael Franti & Spearhead song "Yell Fire":

Yell Fire

A revolution never come with a warning
A revolution never sends you an omen
A revolution just arrived like the morning
Ring the alarm we come to wake up the snoring

They tellin' you to never worry about the future
They tellin' you to never worry about the torture
They tellin' you that you'll never see the horror
Spend it all today and we will bill you tomorrow
Three piece suits and bank accounts in Bahamas
Wall street crime will never send you to the slammer
Tell all the children in the arms of their mammas
The F-15 is a homocide bomber

TV commercials for a pop a pill culture
Drug companies circling like a vulture
Ameriraqi babies with a G.I. Joe father
Ten years from now is anybody gonna bother?

Yell Fire, yo, yo, yo
Here we come here we come
Fire, yo, yo , yo, yo
Revolution a comin'
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo

Everyone addicted to the same nicotine
Everyone addicted to the same gasoline
Everyone addicted to a technicolour screen
Everybody tryin' to get their hands on the same green
From the banks of the river to the banks of the greedy
All of the riches taken back by the needy
We come from the country and we come from the city
You play us on the record, you can play us on the CD

All the shit you've given us is fertilizer
The seeds that we planted you can never brutalize them
Tell the corporation they can never globalize it
Like Peter Tosh said Legalize it

Girls and boys hear the bass and treble
Rumble in the speakers and it make you wanna rebel
Throw your hands up, take it to another level
And you can never, ever, ever make a deal with the devil

Yell Fire, yo, yo, yo
Here we come here we come
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Revolution a comin'
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo

Monday, September 15, 2008

Read This Book!!!

This isn't the start of "Matt's Book Club" but I just finished Barbara Ehrenreich's brilliant new book "This Land Is Their Land - Report From A Divided Nation" ... you gotta read this book!!! ... she also authored the fantastic "Nickel and Dimed" a couple years ago ... I could go on and on about it but the best thing for you to do is just read it!!!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

He Was Involved, Part II!!!

In the May 2008 Esquire magazine there was an interview with Vint Cerf, Creator of the Internet, and this is what he had to say about Al Gore:

"Al Gore had seen what happened with the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956, which his father introduced as a military bill. It was very powerful. Housing went up, suburban boom happened, everybody became moblile. Al was attuned to the power of networking much more than any of his elective collegues. His initiatives led directly to the commercialization of the Internet. So he really does deserve credit."

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


This is from today's Daily Mail from England:

The North Pole becomes an 'island' for the first time in history as ice melts

By Fiona Macrae
Last updated at 12:32 AM on 02nd September 2008

The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history.

Startling satellite pictures taken three days ago show that melting ice has opened up the fabled North-West and North-East Passages - making it possible to sail around the Arctic ice cap.

The opening of the passages has been eagerly awaited by shipping companies which hope they will be able to cut thousands of miles off their routes.

But to climate change scientists it is yet another sign of the damage global warming is inflicting on the planet.

Mark Serreze, a sea ice specialist, described the images as an 'historic event' - but warned they added to fears that the Arctic icecap has entered a 'death spiral'.

The pictures, produced by NASA, mark the first time in at least 125,000 years that the two shortcuts linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have been ice-free at the same time.

In 2005, the North-East Passage around Russia opened, while the western one, across the top of Canada, remained closed, and last year the position was reversed.

But the satellite data shows that the North-West passage opened last weekend and the remaining tongue of ice blocking the North-Eastern one dissolved a few days later.

Professor Serreze, of the U.S. government-funded National Snow and Ice Data Center, told a Sunday newspaper: 'The passages are open. It is an historic event.

'We are going to see this more and more as the years go by.'

Shipping companies are ready to exploit the new routes. The Beluga group, based in Bremen, Germany, plans to send the first ship through the North-East passage next year, cutting 4,000 nautical miles off the voyage from Germany to Japan.

If the ice continues to melt at current rates it will soon be possible to sail right across the North Pole.

Many scientists believe that the mass of ice that forms a jagged circle around the North Pole could vanish altogether in the summer by 2030.

Others believe it could take as little as five years for the Pole, currently frozen all year round, to be ice-free between mid-July and mid-September.

Four weeks ago, tourists had to be evacuated from Baffin Island's Auyuittuq National Park in northern Canada because of flooding from thawed glaciers.

The park's name means 'land that never melts'.

Monday, September 01, 2008

A Harriet Meyers Moment!!!

I was going to come home from work tonight and blog about how McCain's VP pick is just like when Bush picked Harriet Meyers for the Supreme Court ... but, then I read my e-mail and Kate beat me to it ... so this post is written by Kate (check out her web sites ... she's one hellava photographer!!!):

Hey, do you guys remember when George Bush picked Harriet Meyers to be a Supreme Court justice and then she turned out to be an idiot and he had to pick someone else? Anybody get the feeling the same thing's about to go down with Sarah Palin? Boy, Bush and McCain really are the same, right down to their inability to pick competent people to do important jobs. (Feel free to share this comparison with anyone who might be interested...)