Archive for the ‘Bono’ Category

Rich, famous, and two faced!

January 29, 2007

Hi Brit,

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Davos conference, where the rich, the famous, and the rich and famous get together with top level politicos and decide the fate of us common people.  Well, the hot topic this year is Global Warming, what to do about it, and how to fleece the rest of us in the process.  As this article, High-altitude hedonism in Davos, points out, not only is it not all work, but the meeting provides an excellent example of just how two faced these Important people are:

“For all the grave talk about the dangers of climate change at the four-day meeting of corporate and political leaders, petrol-guzzling limousines and SUVs remained the transport mode of choice for the vast majority of participants.”

And, if that doesn’t make you want to see the High and Mighty stoned in the street:

“For the really “serious money,” the road was left behind altogether in favour of a helicopter entry and departure to the small ski resort high in the Swiss Alps. ”

There needs to be some climate change alright, but it doesn’t have anything to do with Global Warming, but rather about the Global Shafting we’re getting from the people in charge.

the Grit

Another year, another portent.

January 17, 2007

Hi Brit,

Here we go!  Climate change to dominate Davos meeting, where the world’s high and mighty will party hardy and decide the fate of we tiny folk for the coming year.  I notice that there are no climate scientists on the list, while there are some unnamed rock stars.  Well, when you’re making decisions that have the potential to kill billions of people, you get the best advice possible.  Wait, I just noticed that they are named, Bono and Peter Gabriel.  Well, that’s a load off my mind.  Both of those fellows are world renowned for their knowledge of climate change and Middle East affairs, and I’m certain they will be giving round the clock lectures on those subjects.  Either that, or, it could be they are on the guest list to get hot chicks and drugs for the fat cats.  With that in mind, I for one will sleep well tonight, knowing that the end of the world is right on track.

the Grit

Pelosi and Reid shaft Bono

December 18, 2006

Hi Brit,

Speaking of politicians not making friends, now it seems that the new Congressional leadership have stuck it to another would be supporter.  Democrats leave Bono disappointed

It would seem that the famous rock star got the cold shoulder from Nanny Pelosi and Senate leader Harry Reid, when he tried to make sure the new power holders weren’t going to cut funding to his favorite causes.  One of those, US aid to fight AIDS and malaria in Africa, just happens to be an intuitive of President Bush’s, and perhaps that’s why the Democrats aren’t tickled with the project.  Typical liberal attitude; they’d let millions die because they’re not getting credit for the idea.  Very sad.

the Grit