Friday, May 14, 2004

How do I get one of these?

Scaled Composites, the company that built SpaceShipOne, as photographed this April in a flight from Edwards Air Force Base.

Instead of wasting billions of dollars blowing up people in the desert for oil, why can't we utilize these funds to go into the great beyond? Here is just one cool example of how this money could be better spent: ["SpaceShipOne makes third rocket-powered flight"]. Investing in projects like this - along with the Mars mission - creates jobs, educates our children, gets us to dream beyond just what is in front of our faces. Why does no one in power seem to get this?

Kerry gets Sierra Club nod:
No surprise here: ["Sierra Club Endorses Kerry For President"]. However, is Bush really that bad? Sure, we have seen some examples of outright nutty policy. But then again, some extreme environmentalists can be outright nutty too. While Bush wants to drill in ANWR and Kerry has voted against the drilling, Kerry recently told James Hoffa that he wanted to create more jobs drilling in Alaska so ... However, between proposals to regulate corporations and 40 years of work on environmental issues, Ralph Nader is still the better candidate on environmental issues. Let's not forget: It was Nader who got Nixon to pass the Clean Air and Clean Water acts - while not holding a seat in power. Kerry, during 19 years in the senate, hasn't passed one major piece of legislation. That says something.

More pain from Berg's family:
Boy, it's painful to watch this family deal with the death of their son. However, we are getting a better picture of the type of character the family has: ["Berg Died for Bush, Rumsfeld 'Sins' - Father"].

Berg described the Patriot Act as a "coup d'etat." He added: "It's not the same America I grew up in."
Michael Berg rejected U.S. government claims that his son had never been held by American authorities in Iraq. The Iraqi police chief in the city of Mosul has also contradicted statements by the U.S.-led coalition concerning the younger Berg's detention.
"I have a written statement from the State Department in Baghdad ... saying that my son was being held by the military," Berg said. "I can also assure you that the FBI came to my house on March 31 and told me that the FBI had him in Mosul in an Iraqi prison."

Analyzing the 'chickenhawks':
Here is some pretty good analysis: ["Chickenhawk Groupthink?"].

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, recently tore into the "chickenhawks.