Archive for January 10th, 2007

California seduces one more to the dark side.

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

In my continuing quest to figure out what character flaw or genetic defect turns people into liberals, I’ve been thrown a curve ball.  Sure I know Arnold runs with a bad crowd, including Teddy Kennedy, a known rich and famous elitist drunken sexist liberal murderer, but, I had high hopes for Schwarzenegger.  Hell, if anybody should understand the value of hard work and self determination it should be him, right?  Unfortunately, it seems he’s been blinded by the dark side of political power, Schwarzenegger: Calif. is ‘nation-state’ leading world.  Apparently we do need to toughen up that citizenship test, especially the parts concerning the Constitution and the Civil War.

the Grit

Choices, choices, what’s a liberal to do?

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

This one’s going to have our liberals scratching their heads, Villagers, elephants fight for right to life in India.  Now, if this happened in the US, it wouldn’t be a puzzler, the elephants would be pampered and, if they were carnivorous, fed the children by our liberal elites.  However, since India is a third world country, and, generally, non-Christian and non-white our liberals will most likely not want to tackle this one.  Of course, one Congressman from Alaska will probably suggest building a bridge…

the Grit

Too many lies, too few facts.

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

For years I’ve been told by the press, the movie stars, various politicians, and liberals in general just how great socialism is.  You know the story, that no one is too poor, everyone has a reasonably good life, no one goes hungry, and so on and so on.  Well this story seems to make that a lie, Italy’s homeless have their own “Michelin guide”.  Perhaps now they’ll shut up, but, somehow, I doubt it.

the Grit

And now for something completely disturbing

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

If this story doesn’t doesn’t conjure up some seriously disturbing mental images, you’re not taking the right drugs, Gere dances with Indian sex workers in AIDS fight.  Beyond the wild and frightening visualization of Gere doing a conga line down a mud covered street with thousands of Sari clad Indian whores chanting about condoms, just the fact that there are 600,000 women of the night in that area is enough to make one cringe.  Mumbai is thought to have 13 million people, so five percent of the population are hookers?  Even assuming that some are commuting just for the chance to grab Richard Gere’s ass, this offers some astonishing insight into what is wrong with India; they’re sex obsessed savages.  No wonder y’all can afford food, you’re spending all your money on nookie.  This might also explain why your country is rapidly reaching standing room only status.  Fellas, for everyones’ sake, try keeping it in your pants for a few years.

the Grit

Wait until the cows come home

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

I just herd from my usually unreliable source.  It seems that another plot is ahoof.

Clone farming has arrived  Without going into the background of secret DOD (Department of Defense) cloning techniques, I felt compelled to tell you about the danger represented in this story.  You might note that the animals mentioned are “giant” cows.  This fact is at the heart of the Government’s plan.  Another fact you should be informed of is that, in a hidden biological warfare lab disguised as a cheese factory in Vermont, a genetically engineered variety of mad cow disease is being stockpiled.  Thus, once these giant cows are common around the world, a simple aerosol spray can be used by agents to cause the bovine behemoths to rampage through the country side causing widespread damage and disruption to our enemies while we maintain plausible denyability.”

Oh, just think about the problems caused by the giant cow pies scattered everywhere!

the Grit

End of world preparations continue.

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

Speaking of rockets and the end of the world, this bit of news should interest you, Britain eyes its first mission to the moon.  Obviously, the Royal Family has tickets for the exodus before 2012 and are looking for choice lunar real estate for their Moon Palace.  Sure, the property is free, but construction costs are astronomical. On the up side, the view is great and they won’t have to worry about the paparazzi.

the Grit

Want to be a rocket man?

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

If you really need to escape from your problems for a bit try this: Microsoft’s Vista launch promoted with space ride prize.  That should take your mind off Michael Jackson.  Personally, I think I’ll keep my feet on the ground, even if my head is sometimes in the clouds.

the Grit

Michael Jackson recovery program

January 10, 2007

jackson.JPGHey Grit

I don’t know if you all over there have noticed the recovery programme that has been set in place by the Jackson family for their favourite son Michael, but we sure have felt the effects in the UK.

First we had brother Tito appearing as a friend of David Gest on the reality TV show “I’m a celebrity – get me out of here.” Of course he could not fail to mention  how much brother Michael was misunderstood and that his love of children was purely platonic. A week or so later Tito then appears as a judge on another reality show, this time “Just the two of us.” This time, complete with a bowler hat and feather, every second sentence was littered with references to his much loved sibling.

Then, a week ago, brother Jermaine popped up in the reality show “Celebrity Big Brother.” His conversation has been littered with comments such as “Michael has a skin pigmentation problem”; “Michael’s actions are misunderstood”; “The world can be so cruel to someone as loving as Michael” and “He’s not broke, just needing to sort out his finances.” 

No-one seems to have mentioned the fact that Michael paid out substantial sums to quiet previous allegations against him, nor that he has sought refuge, first in Bahrain and now in Ireland, nor that his “Never-Neverland” mansion is now standing in ruins.

Is this all just an attempt to restart the gravy train that has funded the Jackson family over the past two decades or so?

the Brit

The ghost of Sadam past

January 10, 2007

Hey Grit

I find the furore over Sadam’s hanging quite puzzling. Firstly, everyone in the world was aware that the sentence passed by the court, whether one agrees with the death penalty or not, was death by hanging. This decision was reached by a civilised national court. Therefore, in my view, that is the end of the story.

Like any execution, it is not going to be a pretty sight, but it is simply the fulfilment of a legal decision. However, all of the hype since his death seems to have been fuelled, in my opinion, by the media. I think that this is a touch of sour grapes to be honest. What media editor would not have paid thousands to have got the images that have been shown around the world? They are complaining about the bad taste, but have they not looked in their own cupboards?

What really puzzles me is why the UK and US governments have got involved at all! It wasn’t their justice, nor their execution. It was a democratic decision by the Iraq courts. So why do we have to apologise?

the Brit

The Global warming extinction

January 10, 2007

Hi Grit

Whilst I accept that one has to be nice to the environment, I have some problem with the Global Warming train. As you mention, everyone is now complaining about the rate of extinction of species. However, there is so much contradictory evidence that one has to wade through. Bjorn Lomborg wrote a book called “The Sceptical Environmentalist” in 2002. In it he dealt with the question of species extinction. There are a number of questions raised in this book and he has quoted many renowned scientists and experts on various environment subjects. Let’s concentrate on the species problem.

1) How many species are there in the world? Estimates range from 3 million to 100 million. No-one has come up with an accurate estimate. In addition, around 15 thousand new species are being found every year. (Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudia et. al.)

2)  What is the rate of extinction? No-one actually knows. (Myers)

This actually begs the question, how can anyone possibly know how many species are becoming extinct if the number in existance is not known in the first place? Trying to count the number of species that exist in a rain forest for example, would be an impossibility. Similarly, with new species being found every year, is it not possible that there is a natural evolution working here? How can the scientists argue that this might not be natures way of replenishing the species of the earth, bringing in new species that can cope with the current environment to replace the older species that are no longer capable of doing so? The dinosaurs became extinct and that was not a man-made phenomena. But they were replaced by other aninmals and species that, whilst having similar characteristics, were more capable of surviving in the post dinosaur environment.

Secondly, on what basis do they calculate that a species is in danger of extinction? Human beings of course, are fairly disciplined in that they will complete census and other traceable documents. Thus one can easily calculate numbers and positioning. However, with animals, insects and other organisms the same is not true. If one counts a species today, by tomorrow they may all have moved to a different place. Therefore, it is difficult to state with certainty that a species or group of species is becoming extinct. What I have learnt through my business life is that you can’t build an argument unless you have solid facts upon which to base it.

Still on this subject, what I found really peculiar was a recent TV programme in the UK. In this programme they invited eight celebrities to argue the case for saving a particular creature, which they said was in danger of extinction. At the end of the programme, they invited viewers to vote on which creature should be saved, using money from the phone calls to provide funds for this purpose. Firstly, if this is a serious subject, how can one justify an auction on it? Secondly, who gives the media and scientists who were backing this programme, the right to play God with other creatures lives?

Whilst I would agree that we need to be careful with manmade culling, I do find that the problem with the scientific arguments tend, in many instances, to be clouded by predetermined opinion. However objective they might try to be, there is always the difficulty that they start with the premise of trying to prove a set viewpoint, which can lead to misjudgement and inaccuracy.

the Brit