Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fun and Not-So Fun.

First the fun. Check out this video from San Francisco of the Imperial invasion. It may be time to get your midichlorian count checked:

Now, the not-so fun. I'm guessing that a lot of people don't know where money really comes from (I really didn't either). The common assumption is that for every dollar put in a bank, a dollar can be lent out (for mortgages for example). That is not the case. In fact, for every dollar put in a bank, about $100 can be lent out! The money is created by debt. This video does a really good job of explaining how the financial system works and one can see why the US government wants to give $700 billion to the banks for the bad mortgages rather than the people with the mortgages. If the people get the money, the debt goes away.

The video makes some conspiracy theory accusations toward the end, but the beginning is really informative.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oh Sh*t!

In case you haven't heard, Travis Barker of Blink 182 fame was critically injured in a plane crash. He was the drummer that took over for Scott Raynor, for what ever reason, and helped create the bands first album that was a mainstream success (Dude Ranch had some success but not as much as Enema of the State).

< aside >
...yes, I love this band as much as your 14 year old sister does, but I also had the Cheshire Cat album when they were still called Blink rather than Blink 182.
< /aside >

Travis is a very talented drummer but he's no Neil Pert. Check out his skillz:

Better Know a District: Florida's 7th

My Mom lives in this district!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Zombie Season.

Here's a great, out of print shirt from I hope they bring it back.

Now that I have your attention...

In her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Vice Presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said, "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a `community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

Nominally, her words were an assault on Barack Obama's early career as a community organizer on Chicago's south side. But the impact reaches farther than that and is a direct affront to the thousands who have dedicated their lives to making America great.

I just signed a petition to tell Governor Palin to apologize for her disparaging remarks about community organizers -- I hope you will too.

Please have a look and take action.


Friday, September 05, 2008

September 3, 2008...

...The Daily Show was on FIRE!

Yeah, I know Becky already posted a piece of this, but you need to watch the whole thing.