Tuesday, January 22, 2008

climb and ski

did some climb and ski today. Kept my promise to not avalanche

Perfect day in paradise though very exhausting. I shot this blurry and shaky Sasquatch style footage from the top

Monday, January 21, 2008


Perhaps it will be discovered someday that religion is just a Live Action Role Playing game. That would explain a lot. This week, University of Rome faculty protested the Pope's possible speaking engagement at said university. The punchline was a press release today by the vatican urging the scientists to be more "open to other people's opinion." However, one of the benefits of being a scientist is that you don't have to listen to any opinion - just facts. Tenured professors don't even need to listen. Curiously, when I feel I need to be punished, I read the opinions of others in the letters to the editor in my local paper. the opinions of others make a ready stand -in for a few lashes. Its not quite as punitive as soul-crushing christian guilt, its not as dehumanizing as christian theology, nor is it as disempowering as christian prescriptions, but it does make me feel as though the world is a hellish, wicked place.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ron Paul, Q Ray: together Doomed

Well, the legions of undecided American voters can heave a collective sigh of relief for today I am finally pointing my own golden compass at the correct choice: Its Ron Paul. Its true he's a border freak and a tad bit isolationist but that's probably a good thing. The ultimate nod of approval comes from "free and fair" Fox news which refused him in its candidate debate! The fact that FOX news is scared of what he has to say demonstrates Ron Paul's credentials. He's the only candidate who seems to understand why militant islamists hate America. As he explained on Leno last night, its not because "they hate freedom" as the White House boldly invents (Its a comment on the stupidity of America that so many buy this.)
I'm actually enjoying the rhetoric machine that is the primaries. On the one hand candidates talk about how awful things are but on the other hand they must be talking about how great America is. Ron Paul is also the candidate who does the least amount of "presenting" himself which I'm naturally distrustful of.

He will lose of course since America can run itself and half the world into the ground and most Americans will vote for anybody who coddles their religious insanity regardless of how much of a clueless charlatan they are.

I'm very resentful of America right now. American retards defaulting on loans bought by other retards creating a need to liquefy assets by other retards without the backbone to wait it out all adds up to this retard losing lots of money.

My consolation this week was the court ruling against the Q-Ray bracelet ( a favorite target of this blog) The court said Q-Ray's claims about how the bracelets worked through "enhancing the flow of bio-energy" were nonsense. Really? The best part was the judges comments:

"Defendants might as well have said: Beneficent creatures from the 17th dimension use this bracelet as a beacon to locate people who need pain relief and whisk them off to their home world every night to provide help in ways unknown to our science," he wrote in his decision.