Updates from May, 2017 Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Jorg Aadahl 8:08 am on May 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Science denied 

    Advances in science have no doubt contributed to a better world, and shown how important it is to rely on science to protect the Earth we all live on, for now and for future generations. Not only has science helped us understand better how things work, and why, but has also dispelled old superstitions and pretty much done away with imaginary fears and among other things pulled religion down to earth, so to speak.
    It is therefor puzzling why science deniers even have a voice in this matter! Those without a science background or an understanding of science, and who instead denounce it all, should not have a voice and should not be taken seriously. This is not a case where we all have a birthright to equal say! If you don’t understand it, keep quiet and listen to those who do.
    It is like a math illiterate who denies math because he doesn’t understand it and feels that he has a right to fight against its logical concepts and deny it’s power.
    Or someone knocking a ball game without understanding the rules and how it is played.
    Or, heaven forbid, like someone without a fiber of governmental background or understanding of how a society is supposed to work for all, is being put in charge of it, despite advertised plans to destroy it! That could never happen, could it? At least not in a society with intelligent voters who have some sense of what they are doing, – or what?

  • Jorg Aadahl 1:15 pm on April 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trump a GREAT leader! 

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is indeed a leader and someone who can save the country and make it even greater!
    He is about to lead the out-dated Republican party straight off the cliff and into oblivion, which will be good for both the country and the rest of the world.
    Out with religion in politics, special interest leaning SCOTUS, voter restrictions and unnecessary wars. In with equal rights, science, environmental protection and medical care for all, – just for starters.
    So, better times are ahead, thanks to Trump’n. Bless you, bible waving charlatan Donald Trump!

  • Jorg Aadahl 3:34 pm on December 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Congressional climate 

    While President Obama attended the United Nations’ climate change conference in Paris, the Republican controlled Congress was busy passing legislation to demonstrate that there is no man-made climate change to be taken seriously.
    Which proves, there is no change to the climate in Congress, – a stable condition that is indeed man made.

  • Jorg Aadahl 12:45 pm on January 23, 2015 Permalink  


    Since Papal power used to be firmly planted on their side, Conservatives in the Growing Old Party are now understandably upset about the Pope’s recent statement that climate change is man-made!
    Who knows what he comes up with next. Perhaps he will state that water and air pollution, as well as soil contamination, may have something to do with industry’s lack of environmental responsibility and profits before people?
    Or, heaven forbid, that all babies are man-made and no one ever divinely conceived!

  • Jorg Aadahl 2:06 pm on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Environmental disaster 

    The United States and China — the world’s two largest economies — have struck a historic deal to fight climate change.
    That’s the kind of global leadership by President Obama we can all be proud of!
    But, what a sick joke to put a high profile climate change and science denier like Republican Senator James Inhofe from
    Oklahoma in charge of the relevant Committee for Environment and Public Works!
    That’s like putting a convicted criminal in charge of FBI, or a high school dropout in charge of the Education Department.
    Or, heaven forbid, Republicans in charge of Congress!

    • Al Ward 5:39 pm on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Or like putting Jonathan Gruber in charge of The Executive Branch Dept. of Candor and Transparency. Oh, I forgot, President Obama already did that.
      Those stupid voters that Gruber refers to include the few Democrat members of the congress who are not flaming progressives but who were bamboozled into voting for . But Democrats in congress are not all stupid, you’ll remember that a Senator from Nebraska and one from Louisiana had to be bribed to get them to vote for Obama Care. Bribed with taxpayer money of course (the press referred to the bribe deals as the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase.

      The wonderful and historic USA/China climate change agreement has all the substance of the fatuous campaign slogan “Hope and Change”. The Chinese will have to do something before they all strangle on their own smog, but giving credit for that to Obama, recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize is as silly as awarding him that prize was.

      • Jorg Aadahl 8:47 pm on November 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        The statutes of the Nobel Peace Prize state that the prize is awarded to encourage peace movement and a world more receptive to the idea of more friendly solutions to world problems, acknowleging that no peace is necessarily secured forever. As a high profile spokesman for ending ongoing conflicts and negotiations and international cooperation to avoid future wars, President Obama fully deserved the honor and has lived up to his ideal.

  • Jorg Aadahl 6:48 pm on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  


    In the aftermath of this last mid-term election, much reference has been given to the “voice of the voters”. But did the voters really speak, when 2/3 didn’t vote, while the 1/3 that did were mostly older and more conservative people, a pattern in line with previous mid-terms?
    I’m not sure that the missing millions necessarily were sending a message. If any at all, it could be anything from for or against what President Obama has done, or not done, to disgust or approval of the Congressional Republicans’ conspiracy to obstruct from day 1.
    Perhaps even more important, how did money, voter suppression and religion affect the turnout, and the actual voting, – from the gubernatorial level to House representatives and Senators?
    Have money and the heavily funded smear campaigns taken over? Has it come to a point where more attention is being paid to what a candidate claims about the opposition, and less to what each candidate really stands for and have already done, including what is even realistically possible to get done?
    Promises are one thing, political reality something else.
    And why did the young and so many minorities stay away? Fed up with politics as usual, or discouraged
    by all the new ID requirements and even more limited access to places where they could vote?
    These are important questions and essential to address for the future of our country, – and the rest of the
    world for that matter. If we can’t fix these problems, we may end up with even worse cases than putting
    a climate change denier and science non-believer like Republican Jim Inhofe in charge of the Committee for Environment and Public Works.

    The claim has been made, that there has been a complete lack of trust between President Obama and Republican leaders. How can that be?
    Both in the House and Senate, Republican leaders have been true to their word from day 1, that they would obstruct everything and anything from Obama’s side. They stuck religiously, to their promise and didn’t even yield for any effort on Obama’s part to create more jobs, protect the environment, improve the economic conditions for middle class and the poor, or any other attempt at changing the conditions worked out by his predecessor, George W. Bush.
    So, while the Republicans have shown they could be trusted to stick faithfully to their guns (no pun intended), could the Republicans trust Obama? No, that’s a different story! Despite being awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, six years later there is still not ever-lasting peace in the world, – not to mention the persistent turmoil in the rest of the Universe. And, get this, despite the Obamacare he forced upon uninsured people, despite Republican opposition, Ebola is roaming around, – in Africa, of all places, identified as Obama’s birth place by usually wrong rigth-wingers.
    So, who is trustworthy, – or not?

    During this last election, it was revealed that President Obama had met with Senate
    minority leader Mitch McConnell at least once, perhaps as much as twice, during his
    Why, Mr. President?
    Why-oh-why would you waste SO much of your precious time on someone who on the
    day you were inaugurated, conspired with other Republican leaders to obstruct absolutely
    everything you ever tried to do as the newly elected president of the US?

    Gas prices are down, unemployment is down, deficits are cut, stock market at record high, job growth consistent, economy improving, corporate profits at record highs, Ebola not spreading …
    Yeah, time to get rid of Obama!

  • Jorg Aadahl 7:18 pm on April 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Koch tax attack 

    According to the NY Times editorial April 27, the Koch brothers and their conservative allies in state governments have found a new tax they can support: a tax on solar energy panels.

    The Kochs and other big polluters have been spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy, which have been adopted by most states. They particularly dislike state laws that allow homeowners with solar panels to sell power ve been pushing legislatures to impose a surtax on this increasingly popular practice, hoping to make installing solar panels on houses less attractive. If that’s not the epitome of reckless selfishness, I don’t know what is. It is not enough for the Koch brothers to already be super-rich beyond anyone’s imagination. Not only do they want more, but at the expense of the rest of us, and to the detriment of the environment.

    The only ones worse would be politicians who let themselves be bought off to support such insane endeavors, – not to mention voters gullible enough to keep voting for such unpatriotic, despicable reps.

compose new post
next post/next comment
previous post/previous comment
show/hide comments
go to top
go to login
show/hide help
shift + esc