Bloggfęrslur mįnašarins, nóvember 2006

Kjósendur Bush lķklegri til aš žjįst af gešröskunum og ranghugmyndum, lķka verr upplżstir, samkvęmt nżrri rannsókn

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Žetta gęti skżrt margt... Margir vinstrimenn hafa reyndar haldiš fram svipušum kenningum undanfarin įr, en žvķ mišur er erfitt aš sżna fram į svonalagaš meš vķsindalegum hętti. Žartil einhverjum uppįtękjasömum MA nema viš rķkishįskóla Connecticut (ž.e. Southern Connecticut State University) datt ķ hug aš gera könnun į skošunum gešsjśklinga ķ kosningunum 2004. Žį kom ķ ljós aš žvķ verri ranghugmyndir og gešröskunin var, žvķ lķklegri var sjśklingurinn til aš kjósa Bush...

Lohse’s study, backed by SCSU Psychology professor Jaak Rakfeldt and statistician Misty Ginacola, found a correlation between the severity of a person’s psychosis and their preferences for president: The more psychotic the voter, the more likely they were to vote for Bush.
“Our study shows that psychotic patients prefer an authoritative leader,” Lohse says. “If your world is very mixed up, there’s something very comforting about someone telling you, ‘This is how it’s going to be.’”

Samkvęmt könnuninni voru gešsjśklingar sem kusu Bush lķka verr upplżstir en gešsjśklingar sem kusu Kerry:

“Bush supporters had significantly less knowledge about current issues, government and politics than those who supported Kerry,” the study says.

Samskonar nišurstöšur hafa fengist ķ eldri könnunum - t.d. voru kjósendur sem žjįšust af órum og ranghugmyndum hrifnari af Nixon ķ kosningunum 1972, en ķ žvķ tilfelli er sennilega rétt aš segja aš lķkur sęki lķkan heim?

Ég hef heyrt af rannsóknum į žvķ hversu vel upplżstir įhorfendur Fox, og stušningsmann forsetans eru, og žęr kannanir hafa allar komist aš sömu nišurstöšu: Žvķ verr upplżst fólk er, og žvķ minna sem žaš veit um gang heimsmįlanna, žeim mun lķklegra er žaš til aš vera sannfęrt um aš Bush hafi stašiš sig vel ķ starfi. Žetta meš tengslin milli gešröskunar og stušnings viš forsetann eru hins vegar nżjar fréttir - en eftir aš hafa hlustaš į AM Talk radio, og žó sérstaklega Michael Savage ķ nokkur įr, held ég aš žaš geti vel stašist, žvķ ég er ekki viss um aš ég myndi žora aš vera ķ sama herbergi og helmingurinn af žeim vitfirringum sem hringja ķ "the Savage nation".

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Bill O'Reilly višurkennir aš hann sé bara "pķnkulķtill og ómerkilegur" karl...

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Undanfarin įr hefur Bill O'Reilly bśiš til "fréttir" fyrir sjónvarps og śtvarpsžętti sķna meš žvķ aš ęsa sig yfir žvķ aš sumar verslunarkešjur skuli voga sér aš óska fólki "happy holidays" frekar en "merry christmas". Sś svķvirša er, samkvęmt menningar og merkingarfręšingnum O'Reilly, aušvitaš lišur ķ einhverju dularfullu "strķši" vinstrimanna gegn jólunum og kristindómi.

Ķ gęrkvöld fékk O'Reilly Kirsten Powers "democrat strategist" og Micelle Malkin, sem er hęgrisinnašur bloggari og "Fox political analyst" ķ vištal til aš tala um įkvöršun Crate & Barrel aš nota frasann "happy holidays", en talsmašur Crate & Barrel į aš hafa sagt ķ vištali viš Minneapolis Star Tribune aš starfsmenn fyrirtękisins žurfi aš segja "happy holidays" af viršingu viš višskiftavini sem ekki eru kristnir:

Crate & Barrel has Jewish, Muslim and atheist customers, spokeswoman Betty Kahn said. "We would definitely not say Merry Christmas," she continued.

Žetta fannst O'Reilly hįmark ósvķfninnar, en žegar Powers neitaši aš taka undir skošanir O'Reilly, og Malkin var ekki nógu sammįla honum viršist sem O'Reilly hafi fallist hendur:

O’REILLY: I am. I am that — Michelle, you — you know me. You know I am that petty, that if you’re going to annoy me like this because I just get annoyed. It’s a federal holiday. Say “merry Christmas,” say “happy holidays,” stand on your head. I don’t care. But to say, “We’re absolutely not going to say ‘merry Christmas’,” I’m not going there then. That’s how small I am. Am I wrong?

MALKIN: Well — well, look. On my aggravato-meter, it’s a two. On yours it sounds like it’s about a six with 10 being total eye-popping outrage. But so you’re not going to buy any crates or barrels. And you know…

O’REILLY: Right. There — I think it’s, you know. Isn’t it dumb?

POWERS: That you feel that way, yes.

O’REILLY: No, isn’t to dumb for a spokesman of a major — of a major company, where 80 percent of the country is Christian and 90 celebrates Christmas, isn’t it dumb, Michelle, to come out and say, “I’m absolutely not going to say that”?

Žaš er hęgt aš horfa į upptöku af O'Reilly višurkenna innri smęš sķna og ómerkilegheit į Think Progress.

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Bush sleppur naumlega viš aš fį kjaftshögg frį Jim Webb!

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Jim Webb er uppįhalds öldungadeildaržingmašur minn! Eftir kosningarnar var Webb śtnefndur af fréttaskżrendum "ķhaldssamur" demokrati, og įtti aš vera helsta sönnun žess aš demokrataflokkurinn hefši unniš kosningarnar meš žvķ aš tefla fram ķhaldssömum frambjóšendum. Svo kom Webb śt śr skįpnum ķ Wall Street Journal meš žvķ aš skrifa grein undir titlinum "Stéttabarįtta" žar sem hann kallaši bandarķska alžżšu, verkamenn og bęndur, til vopna ķ barįttunni gegn óréttlįtri skiptingu aušęfa.

En Webb er ekki bara einhverskonar varhugaveršur raušliši - hann er lķka žaš skapstór aš hann žarf aš taka į sér öllum til aš lenda ekki i slagsmįlum viš forsetann!!

Forsaga mįlsins er sś aš Bush bauš öllum nżjum žingmönnum ķ hįtķšlega móttöku ķ Hvķta hśsinu, og af einskęrri kurteisi spurši forsetinn Webb hvernig syni žess sķšarnefnda liši ķ Ķrak. Webb er fyrrverandi landgönguliši og sonur hans er lķka ķ landgöngulišinu og er Ķrak aš reyna aš komast hjį žvķ aš vera sprengdur ķ loft upp ķ borgarastrķši Ķraka, nei, ég meina "The ongoing scuffle between sectarian groups". Webb lķkaši ekki tónninn ķ rödd forsetans, og forsetinn varš snśšugur:

Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing.

Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.

“I didn’t ask you that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.

Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn’t. It’s safe to say, however, that Bush and Webb won’t be taking any overseas trips together anytime soon.

“Jim did have a conversation with Bush at that dinner,” said Webb’s spokeswoman Kristian Denny Todd. “Basically, he asked about Jim’s son, Jim expressed the fact that he wanted to have him home.” Todd did not want to escalate matters by commenting on Bush’s response, saying, “It was a private conversation.”

A White House spokeswoman declined to give Bush’s version of the conversation.

Žessi frįsögn er śr The Hill - sem yfirliett er meš langsamlega skemmtilegustu lżsingarnar į bandarķsku žķnglķfi. The Washington Post er meš nįnast sömu śtgįfu af samskiptum žeirra Bush og Webb, sleppir žvķ aš Webb hafi viljaš kżla Bush, en stašfestir aš forsetinn viršist hafa fyrrst viš žegar Webb lét ķ ljós įhyggjur af lķfi og limum sonar sķns! Mešan dętur Bush eru ķ Argentķnu, ķ svo miklu partżstuši aš sendirįš Bandarķkjanna ķ Buenos Aires hefur bešiš žęr vinsamlegast aš róa sig nišur, er sonur Webb ķ Ķrak. Washington Post bętir viš aš Webb neiti aš lįta taka ljósmyndir af sér og forsetanum saman:

How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

"I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President," Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

"That's not what I asked you," Bush said. "How's your boy?"

"That's between me and my boy, Mr. President," Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House...

"I'm not particularly interested in having a picture of me and George W. Bush on my wall," Webb said in an interview yesterday in which he confirmed the exchange between him and Bush. "No offense to the institution of the presidency." ...

In the days after the election, Webb's Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill went out of their way to make nice with Bush and be seen by his side. ... Not Webb, who said he tried to avoid a confrontation with Bush at the White House reception but did not shy away from one when the president approached.

The White House declined to discuss the encounter.

Webb er nefnilega alvöru karlmenni - ekki žykjustukśreki eins og Macaca Allen og George W. Bush, fertugasti og žrišji forseti Bandarķkjanna...


Newt Gingrich vill takmarka mįlfrelsi ķ Bandarķkjunum

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Repśblķkaninn Newt Gingrich, sem hefur veriš aš gęla viš aš bjóša sig fram til forseta įriš 2008 lżsti žvķ yfir ķ gęrkvöld aš hugsanlega žyrfti aš endurskoša mįlfrelsi ķ Bandarķkjunum:

Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994.

Žetta eru mjög athyglisveršar vangaveltur, fyrir nokkrurra hluta sakir. Ķ fyrsta lagi er žaš vissulega rétt aš bandarķkjamenn gętu lent ķ žvķ aš "lose a city... in the next decade" og žaš er svo sannarlega rétt aš alrķkisstjórnin eigi aš gera allt sem ķ hennar valdi stendur til aš koma ķ veg fyrir aš stórborgir tapist og ķbśar žeirra drepist eša hrekist į flótta og komist ekki heim til sķn, heimili almennings og eigur séu eyšilagšar og fólk žurfi aš hafast viš ķ flóttamannabśšum eša ķžróttaleikvöngum? Reynslan hefur sżnt aš heilu stórborgirnar geta lagst ķ rśst į fįeinum dögum og aš Bandarķkjastjórn, hjįlparsveitir og herinn eru hreint ekki nógu vel undir žaš bśin aš takast į viš slķkar katastrófur, sama hversu mikiš "heck of a job" allir séu aš gera...

En žaš er aušvitaš frįleitt aš frelsispostular į borš viš Newt Gingrich telji aš žaš žurfi aš styrkja naušsynlega innviši samfélagsins, eša rįša hęfa menn til žess aš stjórna rķkisstofnunum į borš viš FEMA. Nei. Slķkt telst sennilega einhverskonar bolsévismi, og kostar skattpeninga? Og hvernig hyggst Gingrich žį vernda borgarana? Nś, meš žvķ aš skerša mįlfrelsi! Žannig hugsar žessi fįnaberi frelsisins! Koma į tvennskonar reglum um mįlfrelsi - sumir megi segja sumt, og ašrir megi ekki segja annaš. Um mįlfrelsi "hryšjuverkamanna" skuli gilda "a different set of rules". Hvernig ętli eigi aš įkveša hverjir séu hryšjuverkamenn og hverjir ekki? Kannski žarf aš stofna til žess sérstaka rķkisskrifstofu, mannaša skriffinnum meš vķštęk völd til žess aš rannsaka óbreytta borgara og skošanir žeirra til aš skera śr um hver mį fį aš segja hvaš?

Ķ huga "frelsispostula" į borš viš Newt Gingrich er žaš įbyggilega góš skriffinska - mešan almannažjónusta er vond skriffinnska. Viš žurfum semsagt bara aš óttast "stóra bróšur" žegar hann er aš safna sköttum eša śtdeila "handouts", en ekki žegar hann er aš njósna um okkur og įkveša hverjir fįi aš njóta fullra mannréttinda og hverjir ekki?

Žaš besta viš žessa stjórnmįlaheimspeki Gingrich er aš hann var staddur ķ hįtķšarkvöldverš til heišurs mįlfrelsi...

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Bush alltaf aš tapa: Strķšiš ķ Ķrak nś formlega oršiš "borgarastrķš"

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Fram til žessa hafa bandarķksir fjölmišlar veriš ófįanlegir til aš kalla įstandiš ķ Ķrak "borgarastrķš". Įstęšan er aušvitaš sś aš žaš hefur veriš opinber lķna Hvķta hśssins og forsetans aš įstandiš ķ Ķrak sé stöšugt aš batna, aš įstandiš sé alls ekki svo slęmt, og aš Bandarķkjaher sé "making progress". Einverra hluta vegna viršast margir bandarķskir hęgirmenn nefnilega hafa bitiš žaš ķ sig aš ef žeir višurkenna aš ķlla undirbśin innrįs bandarķkjahers hafi hleypt af staš borgarastrķši žį sé "operation enduring freedom (or chaos and mayhem)" tapaš spil... Grundvallaratriši "faith based" utanrķkispólķtķk forsetans og stušningsmanna hans viršist nefnliega vera aš afneita raunveruleikanum.

Fjölmišlar hafa veriš tilbśnir til aš fylgja žessari lķnu fram til žessa, og fyrir vikiš hefur öll umręša um strķšiš ķ Ķrak og bandarķska utanrķkispólķtķk veriš hįlf marklaus - žaš gefur auga leiš aš žaš er ekki hęgt aš ręša hluti af neinu viti nema žeir séu kallašir sķnum réttu nöfnum. Žaš er žess vegna stórmerkilegt aš bęši MSNBC og NBC skuli hafa įkvešiš aš kalla įstandiš ķ Ķrak "borgarastrķš":

The news from Iraq is becoming grimmer every day. Over the long holiday weekend bombings killed more than 200 people in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad. And six Sunni men were doused with kerosene and burned alive. Shiite muslims are the majority, but Sunnis like Saddam Hussein ruled that country until the war. Now, the battle between Shiites and Sunnis has created a civil war in Iraq. Beginning this morning, MSNBC will refer to the fighting in Iraq as a civil war — a phrase the White House continues to resist. But after careful thought, MSNBC and NBC News decided over the weekend, the terminology is appropriate, as armed militarized factions fight for their own political agendas. We’ll have a lots more on the situation in Iraq and the decision to use the phrase, civil war. 

Bandarķsk dagblöš hafa gęlt viš hugtakiš borgarastrķš ķ nokkurn tķma - en um helgina fjallaši LA Times um "Iraq's Civil War" frekar en aš tala um aš įstandiš "stefndi ķ aš verša" eša "lķktist" eša eitthvaš įlķka lošiš. Ķ New York Times ķ morgun var frįbęr grein um pólķtķskan vandręšaganginn ķ kringum hugtakiš borgarastrķš, en žar kom fram aš nįnast allir sérfręšingar ķ mįlefnum miš-austurlanda, fręšimenn sem hafa fjallaš um borgarastrķš og sérfręšingar i utanrķkismįlum hafi fyrir löngu veriš bśnir aš sannfęrast um aš žaš vęri borgarastrķš ķ Ķrak.

Ég skil reyndar ekki af hverju Bush og Repśblķkanaflokkurinn tekur žvķ ekki fegins hendi aš bandarķkjaher ķ Ķrak sé aš fįst viš borgarastriš - frekar en einhverskonar "insurgency" eša "sectarian violence". Žaš hlżtur aš vera aušveldara aš halda žvķ fram aš upplausnarįstandiš sé ķrökum sjįlfum aš kenna - žeir séu jś uppteknir viš sitt eigiš borgarastrķš, sem komi veru Bandarķkjahers ķ sjįlfu sér lķtiš viš. Ef bandarķkjaher er hins vegar aš berjast viš "insurgents" og "foreign fighters", "elements of Al-Qaeda" eša allra handa ķslamófasista ķ Ķrak er upplausnarįstandiš augljóslega aš miklu leyti į įbyrgš Bandarķkjahers, žvķ ķ slķku strķši er bandarķkjaher annar ašal deiluašilinn. Ķ borgarastrķši er Bandarķkjaher hins vegar frekar įhorfandi - žvķ borgarastrķš er jś, samkvęmt skilgreiningu, strķš milli borgara sama rķkis.

Meš žvķ aš skilgreina strķšiš ķ Ķrak sem borgarastrķš er lķka aušveldara fyrir repśblķkana aš styšja brottflutning hersins frį Ķrak įn žess aš višurkenna uppgjöf - mešan strķšiš ķ Ķrak er fyrst og fremst barįtta viš "insurgents" og terrorista myndi brottflutningur bandarķkjahers aušvitaš vera uppgjöf. En ef strķšiš ķ ķrak er borgarastrķš er brottflutning bandarķkjahers "tactical redeployment".

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McDonalds sękir um einkaleyfi į samlokugerš

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Žvķ samlokugerš er išnframleišsla sem krefst flókinna vķsinda, og full įstęša til aš McDonalds, sem segist hafa fullkomnaš samlokugeršarlistina, fįi aš njóta žess... Fyrirtękiš hefur sótt um einkaleyfi į "tękjum og ašferšum" sem eru notašar viš samlokugerš:

The burger company says owning the 'intellectual property rights' would help its hot deli sandwiches look and taste the same at all of its restaurants. It also wants to cut down on the time needed to put together a sandwich, thought to have been dreamt up by the Earl of Sandwich in 1762.

The 55-page patent, which has been filed in the US and Europe, covers the 'simultaneous toasting of a bread component'. Garnishes of lettuce, onions and tomatoes, as well as salt, pepper and ketchup, are inserted into a cavity in a 'sandwich delivery tool'.

The 'bread component' is placed over the cavity and the assembly tool is inverted to tip out the contents. Finally, the filling is placed in the 'bread component'.  It explains: 'Often the sandwich filling is the source of the name of the sandwich; for example, ham sandwich.'

Žaš gefur auga leiš aš žaš žarf aš vernda snilldaruppgötvanir McDonalds, sem hefur fundiš upp samlokur geršar śr "bread components", lauk, tómötum, salati, salt, pipar og tómatsósu, og notar til žess "sandwich delivery tools"... Ég hafši miklar įhyggjur, žvķ mķnar samlokur eru nefnilega lķka geršar śr "bread components", en McDonalds hefur sem betur fer lżst žvķ yfir aš žeir ętli ekki aš ofsękja hefšbundna samlokugerš:

McDonald's said: 'These applications are not intended to prevent anyone from using previous methods for making sandwiches.'

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Meira aš segja olķufyrirtękin višurkenna aš gróšurhśsaįhrifin séu raunveruleg!

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Einhverra hluta vegna halda margir hęgrimenn aš žeir žurfi aš vera fullir fyrirlitningar į umhverfisvernd, eins og žaš sé einhverskonar marxķsk gešröskun aš hafa įhyggjur af žvķ aš mengun geti haft alvarleg įhrif į lķfrķkiš. Ég hef alltaf skiliš žetta hatur hęgrimanna į umhverfisverndarsinnum sem eitt ömurlegt dęmi "ég žarf aš vera į móti öllu sem pólķtķskir andstęšingar mķnir segja" heilkenninu. Ef vinstrimenn segja aš umhverfisvernd sé mikilvęg žarf ég aš hatast viš umhverfisvernd. Ef vinstrimenn segja aš strķšiš ķ Ķrak sé fįsinna žarf ég aš vera eldheitur stušningsmašur strķšsins.

Spurningin um gróšurhśsaįhrifin er mjög einföld - ef gróšurhśsaįhrifin eru raunveruleg, og jöršinni stafar raunveruleg hętta af śtblęstri gróšurhśsaloftegunda žarf aš grķpa ķ taumana, og žį skiptir litlu hvort löggöf og reglur kosti athafnalķfiš eitthvaš, eša hvort hagvöxtur verši örlķtiš minni. Ef gróšurhśsaįhrifin eru hins vegar bara "kenning" og alls óvķst hvort žau eitthvaš raunverulegt vandamįl sem viš žurfum aš takast į viš er engin įstęša til žess aš vera aš hlaupa upp til handa og fóta ķ móšursżki og setja lög og reglur sem kosta peninga, minnka hagvöxt og skerša lķfsgęši okkar. Žetta er mjög einfalt. Fram til žessa hafa menn eins og Inhofe og ašrir sem berjast gegn umhverfisvernd haldiš žvķ fram aš žaš sé ennžį allsendis óvķst hvort gróšurhśsaįhrifin séu raunveruleg - og Inhofe hefur ķ žvķ haft dygga bandamenn: orkufyrirtękin. (reyndar snżr žaš samband hinsegin). Mešan olķu- og orkufyrirtękin eru tilbśin til aš berjast gegn umhverfisvernd er ólķklegt aš žaš sé hęgt aš gera mikiš til žess aš koma ķ veg fyrir gróšurhśsaįhrifin.

En hęgrimenn į borš viš Inhofe žurfa brįšum aš fara aš heyja barįttu sķna gegn umhverfiselskandi hippum og vinstrimönnum einir - žvķ samkvęmt The Washington Post eru stjórnendur olķufyrirtękjanna bśnir aš įtta sig į žvķ aš žeir žurfi kannski aš taka įbyrgš į umhverfinu:

While the political debate over global warming continues, top executives at many of the nation’s largest energy companies have accepted the scientific consensus about climate change and see federal regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions as inevitable.
The Democratic takeover of Congress makes it more likely that the federal government will attempt to regulate emissions. The companies have been hiring new lobbyists who they hope can help fashion a national approach that would avert a patchwork of state plans now in the works. They are also working to change some company practices in anticipation of the regulation.

“We have to deal with greenhouse gases,” John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Co., said in a recent speech at the National Press Club. “From Shell’s point of view, the debate is over. When 98 percent of scientists agree, who is Shell to say, ‘Let’s debate the science’?” 

Žegar bęši forstjórar olķufyrirtękja og "98%" allra vķsindamanna eru sammįla um aš gróšurhśsaįhrifin séu raunveruleg - og raunverulegt vandamįl - er kominn tķmi til aš hętta aš taka efamsemdarmenn eins og Inhofe alvarlega.

Žó žaš séu góšar fréttir aš olķufyrirtękin hafi lęrt af reynslu tóbaksfyrirtękja - aš žaš sé ekki hęgt til lengdar aš ljśga žvķ aš žeir séu aš framleiša skašlausar vörur - hafa andstęšingar umhverfisverndar fleiri spil į hendi. Žaš er nefnilega erfitt aš "debate the science" ef rķkiš kemur ķ veg fyrir aš almenningur hafi ašgang aš "the science". Rķkisstjórn Bush hefur nefnilega įkvešiš aš loka ašgangi aš öllum gögnum EPA, The Environmental Protection Agency. Įstęšan er sś aš repśblķkanar eru į móti ofvexti rķkisbįknsins og eru aš reyna aš draga śr rķkisśtgjöldum! Samtals sparast 2 milljónir į žvķ aš loka ašgangi almennings og vķsindamanna aš einhverju mikilvęgasta safni gagna um mengun og umhverfisįhrif mengunar.

 

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Glešilegan kalkśnadag!

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Ķ dag er Thanksgiving, og į žeim degi er bannaš aš flytja slęmar fréttir ķ Bandarķkjunum, allar sjónvarpsstöšvar flytja eingöngu feel-good people fréttir eša sżna upptökur af The Holiday Parade ķ New York. Ég missti af snśbba, en sį risavaxinn Scooby Doo, The Energizer Bunny, Dora the Explorer, og nokkrar ašrar blöšrur.

Mikilvęgasta frétt dagsins er hins vegar alltaf kalkśnanįšun forsetans: Į hverju įri "nįšar" Bandarķkjaforseti nefnilega einn kalkśn, sem žannig kemst undan žvķ aš vera étinn. Hefšin byrjaši 1947 žegar kalkśna-išnašurinn og forsetaembęttiš bundust böndum um aš tryggja aš allir forsetar frį og meš žeim degi myndu fį minnsta kosti eitt feel-good photo op į hverju įri - og aš kalkśnaišnašurinn fengi ókeypis auglżsingu. Kalkśnninn var žar meš lķka oršinn presidentially-approved thanksgiving dinner. Ef ekki hefši veriš fyrir Harry Truman og žetta kalkśna-conspiracy hefšu Bandarķkjamenn kannski fariš aš borša allskonar annarskonar mat į thanksgiving?

Viš hįtķšlega athöfn ķ gęr nįšaši George W Bush, 43 forseti bandarķkjanna, tvo kalkśna - og tilkynnti aš kalkśnarnir myndu bįšir fį aš fara til Disneylands, žar sem žeir verša einhverskonar honorary marshalls ķ thanksgiving parade, sem er aušvitaš draumur allra kalkśna? Žaš er hęgt aš horfa į upptöku af žessu kalkśnamómenti forsetans į Washington Post. Ég ętla aš eyša afganginum af deginum ķ aš bķša eftir aš borša free range og organķska kalkśninn okkar ķ kvöld. Sį kalkśnn fékk allavegana aš lifa glešilegu free-range organķsku lķfi įšur en hann varš kvöldmatur...

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Helvķtis hipparnir, alltaf til vandręša

Þessir miðaldra hippar eru helsta ógnin sem steðjar að bandaríkjunum - sérstaklega batíkmussurnar - þær grafa undan siðgæði og trúarsannfæringu.jpg

Ég aldrei skiliš hippahatur hęgrimanna. Aš vķsu eru spurningar um hvort mašur eigi aš treysta hippunum, og žaš hefur eitthvaš meš dauša Bamba aš gera - en ég get ekki alveg įttaš mig į žvķ af hverju sumir bandarķskir hęgrimenn finna sig knśna til aš draga hippaógnina fram viš öll tękifęri. Eftirfarandi grein birtist ķ dagblaši ķ Kentucky um helgina:

America won't win another war until the 1960s flower children are pushing up petunias.

Radicalized, the flower children morphed into lefty loonies who now masquerade as social progressives. No matter what they rename themselves, however, their agenda hasn't changed.

For example, consider their continued belief that America's armed forces are neo-Nazi stormtroopers who delight in burning babies to further the aims of imperialistic corporations.

Such nonsense, now treated as legitimate by the left-leaning media, denigrates the patriotic values and sincerity of half the nation. It undermines the war effort, insults the dead and the survivors of battle and their families, and supports the aims of the enemy. Translated into immigration or national defense policy, it is an invitation to the world to destroy our country.

For aging hippies, it's easier to keep blaming old enemies than to confront new ones, especially the young and ruthless. Hating a military-industrial complex is safer and less tiring. It's less complicated -- and less dangerous.

Abstract institutions neither bleed nor shoot back. Demonstrations, marches and sign-carrying don't accomplish much these days, but they are a lot more fun and allow the fiction of activist moral superiority to persist.

In their heart of hearts, lefty loonies do want America to lose in Iraq and every military theater. They want outside enemies to accomplish quickly the demolition of American capitalism, using the violence the lefty loonies are too old, too scared and too well-invested to use.

Žó žessi grein hafi birst ķ frekar ómerkilegu dagblaši er žetta hippamįl er af meginstefunum ķ "the culture wars", žvķ ķ samsęriskenningu trśaraflanna eru žaš hipparnir sem standa į bak viš "the radical homosexual agenda" og alla umhverfisverndina, jś, og fóstureyšingafaraldurinn. "Ķhaldssamir culture warriors sem eru į móti jafnrétti og umhverfisvernd hafa įttaš sig į žvķ aš žaš er auveldara aš vera ķ krossferš gegn vindmyllum, ķmyndušum og valdamiklum hippum, frekar en aš višurkenna aš óvinurinn er almenningur sem upp til hópa er frekar umburšarlyndur, eša vķsindamenn, sem upp til hópa hafa įhyggjur af įstandi umhverfisins.

Žį er merkilegt aš sjį hvernig greinarhöfundur gerir hvort tveggja ķ senn, mįlar hippana sem valdalausir ómerkjunga (marches and sign-carrying don't accomplish much these days) og grķšarlega įhrifamikla (America won't win another war until the 1960s flower children are pushing up petunias). Žetta er hinn fullkomni óvinur! Ég skal višurkenna aš žaš eru ennžį einhverjir fyrrverandi hippar į lķfi, og aš sumt fólk trśir žvķ aš heimsfriši standi ógn af "the military industrial complex", en ég get ekki sagt aš ég hafi séš žetta fólk ķ įhrifastöšum. Né hef ég séš "the liberal media" flytja fréttir af žvķ aš "America's armed forces are neo-Nazi stormtroopers who delight in burning babies to further the aims of imperialistic corporations".

Glępur hippanna er samkvęmt greinarhöfundi aš žeir beina spjótum sķnum aš ķmyndušum óvin, mešan Bandarķkin standa frammi fyrir raunverulegum vandamįlum. Einmitt.

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Cavuto į Fox News varar viš žvķ aš umhverfisverndarsinnar heilažvoi börn meš teiknimyndum

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Žetta viršist vera helsta įhugamįl repśblķkana žessa dagana. Fyrir fįeinum dögum skrifaši ég um skelfilaga uppgötvun James Inhofe aš sameinušu žjóširnar hefšu gefiš śt myndabók sem kenndi börnum aš mengun vęri slęm og aš žaš ętti aš fara vel meš umhverfiš. Inhofe hefur fram aš žessu stżrt žeirri nefnd öldungadeildarinnar sem hefur meš umhverfismįl aš gera. Samkvęmt Inhofe er vķšfemt samsęri Maóista ķ Hollywood į bak viš žennan hęttulega umhverfisverndarįróšur: "the far left, the George Soros, the Hollywood elitists, the far left environmentalists".

Inhofe er ekki einsamall ķ žessari barįttu gegn žvķ aš börnum sé kennt mikilvęgi umhverfisverndar, žvķ ķ var löng umfjöllun į Fox News um skašsemi teiknimyndarinnar Happy Feet, sem fjallar um mörgęsir. Neil Cavuto stašhęfši aš myndin vęri ķ raun og veru ķlla dulbśinn umhverfisverndarįróšur:

In the movie the penguins are starving, the fish are all gone and it’s clear human and big buisness are to blame. Is Hollywood using kid’s films to promote a far left message?

... I saw this with my two little boys. What I found offensive — I don’t care what your stands are on the environment — is that they shove this in a kid’s movie. So you hear the penguins are starving and they’re starving because of mean old men, mean old companies, arctic fishing, a big taboo. And they’re foisting this on my kids who frankly were more bored that it was a nearly two-hour movie. And they’re kids!

My biggest thing was — you can make a political statement all you want — adult movie and all. I just think it’s a little tacky, and a big-time objectionable when you start foisting it on kids who don’t know any better.  

Cavuto ręddi viš Holly McClure sem er einhverskonar kvikmyndagagnrżnandi Fox, en McClure sagši aš myndin notaši "cute penguins" til žess aš gabba börn og fulloršna:

I went watching this movie saying Ok, great, a light-harded fun film — love these animated pictures. And it’s interesting how realistic it looks. You get in there and you’re enjoying all the fun and frivolity. And then along comes the subtle messages.

Žaš sem gerir žessa undarlegum móšursżki athyglisverša er aš bandarķskir "ķhaldsmenn" eyša undarlega miklum tķma ķ aš žusa yfir barnaefni og öllum "liberal" heilažvęttinum ķ barnasjónvarpi. Žekktasta dęmiš er aušvitaš upphlaup Jerry Falwell fyrir sjö įrum, žegar hann uppgötvaši aš Tinky Winky ķ Teletubbies vęri samkynhneigšur, vegna žess aš hann gekk meš litla tösku. Falwell var sannfęršur um aš Tinky Winky vęri aš reka įróšur fyrir samkynhneigš. Og sömuleišis Sponge Bob Square Pants. Žį geršu žessir sömu sišgęšisveršir harša hrķš aš Shrek 2. Traditional Values Coalition sendi bréf til foreldra til aš vara viš klęšskiptingum og kynskiptingum ķ myndinni, en Shrek vęri "promoting cross dressing and transgenderism":

The DreamWorks’ animated film, “Shrek 2,” is billed as harmless entertainment but contains subtle sexual messages. Parents who are thinking about taking their children to see “Shrek 2,” may wish to consider the following: The movie features a male-to-female transgender (in transition) as an evil bartender. The character has five o’clock shadow, wears a dress and has female breasts. It is clear that he is a she-male. His voice is that of talk show host Larry King.

During a dance scene at the end of the movie, this transgendered man expresses sexual desire for Prince Charming, jumps on him, and both tumble to the floor.

... An earlier scene in the movie features a wolf dressed in grandma’s clothing and reading a book when Prince Charming encounters him. Later, one of the characters refers to the wolf’s gender confusion.

Amman ķ raušhettu og ślfinum er semsagt ekki saga um aš ungar stślkur eigi aš passa sig į ślfum ķ saušargęru, heldur er ślfurinn aš reka įróšur fyrir kynvillu? Hversu margir drengir ętli hafi fariš į Shrek 2 og įkvašiš aš žeir ętlušu aš verša samkynhneigšir klęšskiptingar žegar žeir yršu stórir? Stašreyndin er aš margir "ķhaldsmenn" og afturhaldssinuš samtök "kristinna" ķ bandarķkjunum eru sannfęrš um aš žaš sé veriš aš reyna aš heilažvo börn. Žaš er augljóst aš "ķhaldsmenn" į borš viš Inhofe og Cavuto, og skošanabręšur žeirra ķ röšum kristilegra sišgęšisvarša žjįst af alvarlegri veruleikafirringu. En žaš er kannski betra aš žessir jólasveinar séu aš ęsa sig yfir teiknimyndum en aš gera alvöru óskunda?


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