Blog action day

Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Oh, yay:

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Here are 3 ways to participate …

To hell with that. We’ll devise our own ways to, er, participate in Blog Action Day, possibly involving powerful cars, apartment-sized barbeques, and grotesque consumption of our precious planet’s withering resources. Commence planning.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/24/2007 at 12:49 PM
    1. That sounds like a perfect day for a repost on Bonneville!!!

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 24 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. I may or may not be en-vehicled by that time. If so, I promise to take a long, pointless car trip somewhere on that day.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 24 at 01:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Anyone passing through Lyon, France is welcome for a BBQ that day. We will be firing up the hotplate a good half-an-hour before the red meat is ready to be cooked just to ensure the temperature is even.  Burgers, snags – whatever: the main thing is to maximise the carbon footprint!

      Six or seven months after Eat a tasty Animal for PETA day? Sounds finger lickn’ good. 🙂

      Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 08 24 at 01:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ll bet none of them will suggest turning off their computers as a means of reducing carbon emissions.

      Posted by RK on 2007 08 24 at 01:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hmm, perhaps we can arrange a trip to Canada beforehand, and then on the 15th blog about how the white snow turned red as we clubbed baby seals.  That’s about the environment, isn’t it?

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 08 24 at 01:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 15th is a great time of the year for a bonfire.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 24 at 01:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. I suggest the worlds largest possible bonfire.

      We’d need to start immediately though. Since the Amazon rain forest would have to be harvested completely to provide enough wood, there will need to be sufficient time to cut, haul, transport and dry the stock.

      Also, I suggest either the Aussie outback as the point of burn, or the American Sonora Desert.

      The objective is to make a fire big enough to be seen from Pluto, just in case theres anyone on Pluto, and they happen to be looking in this direct.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 01:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7 Grimmy:

      The objective is to make a fire big enough to be seen from Cloud Bat Cuckoo Moon Fairy-Dust Land, just in case there’s anyone on Cloud Bat Cuckoo Moon Fairy-Dust Land, and they happen to be looking in this direct.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 24 at 01:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8, heck no! No way, no how!

      If they see it, they’ll probably want to come visit.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 01:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 That’s the idea. Vegetarian meat tastes the nicest, I’ve heard.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 24 at 01:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Blog Action Day is about MASS participation!
      So a Host of Catholics in Boston are triply blest?
Posted by gajim on 2007 08 24 at 02:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10, ThinandBritish:

      You do have a point. Grass eaters do make mighty tasty steaks.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 02:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. On further thought and consideration, I offer this suggestion:

      Lets turn October into “Piss Off the Leftards and Useful Idiots Month”.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 02:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy, ThinAndBritish, you might want to read #6.  Might be a good idea there…..

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 24 at 02:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I’m taking a cue from that great environmentalist, Bette Midler.  I’ll have 230 trees cut down on my Hawaiian beach front Ohio estate and use them to build one bitchin’ huge BBQ bonfire.

      But unlike Bette who got caught by the MSM, I ain’t apologizing.  And I sure as hell ain’t going to hire a botanist to create a plan to replant my estate with new trees.  Instead I might opt to build a race track and a large hangar to house large carbon emitting muscle cars.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 24 at 02:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. I visualize a nuclear powered spaceship (as dirty a nuke as possible) crashing into a nickle-iron planetoid at an appreciable fraction of light speed.

      The remains of said planetoid to be pushed off course just enough to disintegrate in the atmosphere over San Francisco.

      The resulting mutigenic gas cloud should be idiotically charged so as only to be attracted to moonbats.

      I’ve got that much done…

      At the moment I’m working on the preferred results of exposure to this mutigenic gas, thinking along the lines of instantaneous transmogrification to jockey shorts or possibly West Ham supporters.

      October should be enough time.

      Posted by trainer on 2007 08 24 at 02:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 15th?…

      Mmmm, sorry – I think I’m clear-cutting some old-growth forest that day.

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 24 at 02:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic.

      Tim does that every day.

      It’s just that his own way is to annoy the envirotards!

      Posted by rinardman on 2007 08 24 at 02:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. ps: Blog Action Day

      Great acronym they got there. I prefer to think that it doesn’t apply to the weather as much as it does to their blogs.

      Posted by gajim on 2007 08 24 at 02:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. I v’e post a whole lotta links to “Enviroligion” articles. Copy and paste links, have a ball on Blog Action day.

      I suppose I should compile a list of “plastic turkey myth” articles, too, but the task seems daunting.

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 08 24 at 02:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #14, TRJ:

      I did read yours at #6. You must have posted it while I was writing mine. I swear I didn’t plagiarize you.

      But, good plan there, seriously. I am currently engaged in discounting it though, since I am indulging in getting in touch with my own leftard side.

      I am currently getting too much enjoyment from proposing impossible plans and fuming on invented conspiracies.

      Your plan would actually make me need to do something useful. That would totally harsh my buzz.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 02:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Happy to say that on 15 Oct, I will be in Africa planning the flooding of yet more rainforests.

      Not yet sure if this helps or hinders the cause, but, jeez, it’s fun

      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 08 24 at 02:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. … i’ll just be destroying the earth in my own special way…  eating, breathing, poopin’…

      …when they come for me I’ll be waiting…

      Posted by Zonc on 2007 08 24 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22 flooding the rainforest might put make the plans 7 difficult…

      Posted by sam on 2007 08 24 at 03:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, a simple question.

      What is the +/- on methane production if you EAT the grasseaters?

      How many minutes into this “MASS” thing before we get the first picture of a stranded polar bear?  And will it be from AFP?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. And #25 was not a Fat Fatima on ice joke!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #25, yojimbo:

      Only if they can find one holding up a handful of unfired rifle cartridges as proof that they were shot at by evil Americans.

      Do the polar bears have their own Flat Fatima? Or do they hire the original?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 03:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dang, gotta learn to type fasterer.

      If y’all weren’t so damn picky about comments needing to make sense and all, I would have to spend so much time in Preview (not that the time spent helps me much, anyway)

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 03:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy

      That’s never stopped me!!  Heeeeh!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy

      That might be a good contest.  What would Fatso be holding for this type of nonsense?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. If they really want to help the planet, they should live-blog their own suicides. Yes, running the car in the duct tape-sealed garage harms the environment in the short term, but you have to look at the bigger picture.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2007 08 24 at 03:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. On that day I will do my part by getting on a very large airplane and flying to Brazil to inspect large-scale agribusiness ventures involving lots of fertilizers and clear-cutting. Hopefully I will get a chance to go to the Amazon and play with matches.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 08 24 at 03:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. And that flat NOT fat.  I get carried away sometimes.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. I plan fire.  Of one sort or another.  Lots of fire.

      Posted by Blue on 2007 08 24 at 03:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. #32,Bingster

      Orangutanicide!
      Death by biofuel!
      Film at eleven!

      I like it.  Book or movie first?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22
      Jack Dam.
      You can be in charge of the pool…It’s a pity GW killed the dinosaurs, I was thinking of a really big BBQ.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 24 at 03:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. #36

      HoWARd was thre first.  Credit where credit is due.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe I’ll do a post on human environmental impact from the perspective that the earth has about another billion years of life left in it—or roughly 999 million years more than we do.

      Plenty of time for the planet to recover before the sun blows up and incinerates it.

      Posted by tim maguire on 2007 08 24 at 03:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. or even there first.  Keep both eyes on the market or the blog but not both Yojimbo.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 24 at 03:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Everybody should go to work in one of :
      these

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2007 08 24 at 04:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wow. Look at some of those major blogs that have signed up for BAD. And then the host(s) ask(s):

      What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? 
One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.

      [Or, more readably: “What would happen if every blog were to publish, on a single day, posts that discussed a single issue?” . . . vel sim.] I’m speculating, “It would rend the fabric of the universe?” Would they risk that? Yes, you know they would. Well, just “whew” that Tim’s sitting this one out.

      Posted by m on 2007 08 24 at 04:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. I know! I know! I know!

      Check this out..this is such a cool idea!

      We all get in our cars or trucks. Have tires on that have really good traction.

      We all point our cars or trucks against the spin of the earth.

      Then all at the same instant, we peel out.

      Lets see if we can stop the rotation of the earth!!

      OH, and dont bogart that doob dude. Pass it over.

      Who’s turn is it to go get munchies?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 04:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, m, them’s some heavy hitters.  Of course, if they’re all blogging they can’t be reading each other’s blogs, so I’m guessing their traffic will suffer.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 08 24 at 04:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. My participation will consist of roasting a Giant Panda over the exhaust manifolds of my Gaia hating 4 ton SUV by revving the motor in a racist manner.

      Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 08 24 at 04:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh waite..that would make the earth spin faster..I think..

      Who’s holding out on the yoyos? Any Cheeto’s left?

      But…but but… making the earth spin faster is even way cooler! Shorter work days!

      I’m getting cotton mouth. Where’s the beer?

      Oh..I’m gonna go eat a big ol’ mouthful of peanut butter.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 04:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. The foul old harpy next door to us would have a shitfit were we to start a bonfire.  There is, however, a burning barrel that will do nicely.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 08 24 at 04:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #45 You’re right Grimmy. If we all head west it will spin the earth faster to the east.
      Two advantages: shorter working days and the west coast lemmings will all be in a better place.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 08 24 at 05:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. It says “MASS”participation and you don’t live in Massachusetts, Tim.  So, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 24 at 05:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Advantage three: Less gravitational pull on those of us who are having problems with obesity.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 08 24 at 05:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Which environmental charity will you be donating your day’s earnings to, Tim?

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 08 24 at 05:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. On a hot day it is called global warming, on a cold day it is called climate change.  It reminds me of the atheist who becomes an agnostic depending on how healthy he feels on any given day.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 08 24 at 06:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21

      I am currently engaged in discounting it though, since I am indulging in getting in touch with my own leftard side.

      Don’t forget to wipe when you’ve finished there, Grim.

      And BTW, I think making the Earth spin faster is a shockingly dangerous plan. Where’s your committee approval, huh? Where’s the Environmental Impact Assessment??? You may be smokin’ the peace lily there, but honestly, only a cold, thoughtless RWDB like you could ever think of such a thing!

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 24 at 06:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Forget this environmental blog day thing, I just found out what the Internet is for.

      (Hoping El Cid hasn’t already linked to it).

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 24 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. October the 15th would be a great day to remember the 100 million killed by socialism in the last century.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 08 24 at 06:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. I dont know how anyone can read about the plans and activities that GW worshipers and other leftardic moronites come up with … without getting a contact high.

      You know they’ve got to be stoned to come up this crap.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 06:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. I hope NASA sends the shuttle up on auto return that day without any astronauts on board for a couple of completely unneccessary laps. I just love watching those launches warming up our frigid earth.

      A question for the rocket scientists out there – is it true that the fuel contains polar bear bone marrow?

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 08 24 at 06:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. How will the blogs work when their proprietors turn off the electricity?

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2007 08 24 at 07:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. How much would it cost to hire one of those stretch limos and have myself chauffered around to nowhere in particular for a whole day?
      I’d be needing female company of course. Several female companies, actually, to do it right.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 24 at 07:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. #53 – Coathooks! YAY!

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 24 at 07:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. You have to wonder how many of these enviro blogs are in high-powered datacentres.

      Data centres across the US consumed about 61 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5% of the total US electricity consumption.

      Well done enviro bloggers. Well done.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 08 24 at 07:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. You don’t get it Tim. “Every blogger WILL post…” You don’t want to get these guys angwy.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 24 at 07:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. I may or may not be en-vehicled by that time. If so, I promise to take a long, pointless car trip somewhere on that day.

      Perhaps Miss Harris would be interested in purchasing a certain pre-owned Interceptor.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 24 at 07:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. During the ten-day period around this date I will be flying Hong Kong – Geneva – Los Angeles – New York – Hong Kong. According to this site, my CO2 emissions will be 22.5 tonnes. Excellent.

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 08 24 at 07:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Re: #21:

      I am currently engaged in discounting it though, since I am indulging in getting in touch with my own leftard side.

      That’s cool, Grimmy.  I’ll just toss on a couple thousand tires to make up the difference.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 24 at 08:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m thinking of renting an RV for a week’s vacation around that time, just to do my bit.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 08 24 at 08:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. 53 Dminor

      (Hoping El Cid hasn’t already linked to it).

      DAMN! Even when I don’t post, (much) I get nailed for something…Geez…lol.

      It’s uplifting to see new spirit here (Blacksburg, VA) and yet you can still see the horrible pain, of 32 senseless murders.

      Thanksfor the shot in the arm, D…needed to smile.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 24 at 08:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. #41 m: “Major blogs”, indeed. Everything from the appropriately-named “Dumb Little Man” to “Pick the Brain” (via the sinus cavity, apparently). “Ajax Magazine – The On-Line Blog of Household Cleansers!” “Herogasm – For People Who Really Get Excited By Mighty Deeds!”

      Please.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 24 at 08:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, the earth USED TO spin much faster than it does now.  The moon and the tides it creates have been slowing the earth down for millennia.  Also, the moon used to be much closer to the earth.  Eventually, the earth will lose the moon.  If the sun doesn’t go red giant first.

      Oh, and in six billion years or so the Andromeda galaxy will collide with the Milky Way.  Plan accordingly.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 24 at 08:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. O/T, but the ABC has been dumb enough to call for comment over its ethical standards- here’s my spray:-

      This is merely the latest in a litany of jaundiced reportage by this allegedly objective organisation; Brissenden is a disgrace to a disreputable profession, much regarded with disdain by people with ethics and enough intelligence to see bias when it rears its head.

      I can’t think of another public institution held in such low regard as the ABC- a product of a socialist dystopia long vanished, and the ABC should follow suit.

      $70 million a year to subsidise the archaic views of inner-urban troglydites pining for a Whitlamesque world of government cossetting (and inevitable resultant economic malaise) would be better spent in tax cuts to long-suffering producers of real wealth.

      If it must exist, make it by subscription- then we’d see how much actual public support there is for this creaking monocultural dinosaur.

      It’s moderated, which to me illistrates its lack of ethical standards- if any criticism is to be edited, how does that sit with an open organisation that is prepared to be scrutinised?

      You can have your own chop at the dirty commie bastards here– try to keep it above their own level of commentary- for example, suggesting that Michael Brissenden has a head like an over-ripe, fruitfly struck pineapple brings nothing to the debate.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 08 24 at 09:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #69 Some of the contributions there are hilarious Habib.

      I especially like:

      And for heavens sake, don’t display a vocabulary…..What a joke!!! The dumbing down of OZ.

      I’d much prefer to attach that tag to a few lofty incumbents; listening to someone mowing the lawn is quite preferable in many instances. and makes just as much sense. yawn!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 24 at 09:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. My fellow Earthlings, I have a dream … that one day we’ll all wake to view a broad blue sky … and blaze a trail with off-road vehicles, walk in the forest … and gather wood for a BBQ, hunt for food like our forebears … and praise the Lord for our bounty, Amen.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 24 at 09:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Make sure you burn the BBQ with Coal, and while we’re at it, use hot water and use a hose to wash the cars. Bring in a few mooses to your party and amen.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 24 at 09:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m planning a worldwide concert, with venues on every continent, and flying in bands from every OTHER continent to attend, racking up massive air-miles. The concerts will be an orgy of huge light shows, sound equipment, vendors selling food and other consumer goods, consuming massive amounts of energy and producing prodigious amounts of waste.

      Imma call it GoreAid2

      Posted by docweasel on 2007 08 24 at 09:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Do donuts in your street make lots of polution. LOL

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 24 at 09:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. OT

      Traceee Hutchison notes a grim milestone today:

      Tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of the Tampa’s rescue of a boatload of people who were making unimaginably desperate journeys from persecution to a land of promise. Of the 438, only 28 made it to Australia, after years on Nauru. New Zealand welcomed most of them — almost immediately — the rest went to Scandinavia and North America.

      Lest we forget.

      Trace cracks me up.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 24 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. #56
      IIRC usually something kerosene-like* and an oxidant … e.g. @700 tonnes of rocket propellant to launch a 2-satellite (c. 10 tonnes) payload, but the ‘birds’ now last @20 years**, so not a bad payoff when compared to air travel … and the enviro-bloggers would have a hard time with a terrestrial-only intraweb, etc.
      IIRC most birds use hydrazine and an oxidizer for maneuvering in space (2/3 of their payload may be propellant).*I’m told the Ruskis have an exotic, secret formula (polar bear/moose oil, who knows … :).
      **Usually limited by the maneuvering (station keeping) propellant.

      Someone from the propulsion area might have a better idea.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 24 at 09:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. So most of the Tampa pirates refugees made it to NZ?  Well then, Traceeeee should cheer up – they’re bound to end up in Oz eventually anyway, with all the rest of the Kiwis.

      As for me, tomorrow morning I fly out on leave from – uh, where my ship is, and fly back on 6 October to, er, where my ship will be.  Can I defer the carbon footprint to the 15th?  And if not, by that date I’ll be sitting on an ammunition ship loaded with enough good stuff to recreate the Tunguska Event, so that’s gotta count for somethign.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 08 24 at 10:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. This guy is taking over the world.

      We must stop this scrooge, scourage…awww, fuck it.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 24 at 10:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #78: Heh. That’s me, all right. I think Jules is hoping for a Pacolanche.

      Incidentally, I think Fisk is ready for an intervention.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 24 at 10:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #79,

      Does this meant we have to address you as MR PACO, from now on?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 24 at 10:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Let me repeat. I am not a conspiracy theorist.”

      From Paco’s link….

      When someone utters or types the above. He/she/it IS

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 24 at 10:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. #80: What, you mean you haven’t been?

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 24 at 10:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. #80 Pogria: It probably does; I don’t think he’d like being addressed as Ms. Paco.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 08 24 at 10:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #82,
      *girlish giggles*Sorry Mr Paco,

      it won’t happen again, I promise. 🙂

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 24 at 10:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #83, retread,

      LOL LOL LOL

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 24 at 10:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, on the 14th I’ll be attending the gaia-killing MotoGP race at Phillip Island, and on the 15th I’ll be riding back to Canberra on my motorcycle, speeding all the way.

      Posted by Tex on 2007 08 24 at 11:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #77, Steve Skubina:

      Have a blast (figuratively speaking) on your leave. Be safe and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do, and a bunch of stuff that I would.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 24 at 11:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dams full, tanks full,Ibis egrets, wild duck and geese stopping by, Frogs-YOU know the creatures, the ones that were facing extinction due to garbled wurming, well I can tell you they are thriving and their love calls and mating cries are music to my ears as I lie awake in the wee small hours
      They do not have to make false proclamations about their lust-ah the Greenies would love it AND TODAY A GLORIOUS GLORIOUS Spring like day, daffodils, jonquils in blowzy abandon smiling at the sun. What in hell am I DOING HERE AT THE COMPUTER-Bye

      Posted by Hillyminx on 2007 08 24 at 11:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. Trace cracks me up.

      As opposed to… forget it. Way too early in the day for that kind of talk.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 24 at 11:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #62- Funnily enough I was watching Cranky Maxwell while blotto last night, having finally found it on dvd- shit it’s corny, but a bit of a hoot. His missus certainly deserved to be run over by several Kawasaki 900s for torturing a saxaphone.

      On the 15th of October I’ll be carbon-loading the ionosphere by flying business class to Townsville, where I’m on a 5 week contract for an embarassingly large amount of filthy lucre, most of which will be converted to conspicuous comsumption; to add insult to injury to Gaia, I’m being paid this sum to facilitate the highly carboniferous evil of foreign trade; I’ll also have the use of a HSV 5.7 litre Monaro for the duration, and plan to add to the rubber content of the Strand. I’ll also probably burn a shitload of diesel tring to butcher a species of fish which is becoming increasingly scarce, and maybe go for a jaunt to Cairns to get on the gas with some insalubrious acquintances. I wonder if the race on Sundays at Mt Isa?

      Posted by Habib on 2007 08 24 at 11:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks, Grimmy, but if anyone on my ship has a blast I prefer it to be when I’m on leave.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 08 24 at 11:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Blog Action Day is about MASS participation.
      Is this like the Pope and trainers and the flu?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 08 24 at 11:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Fisk has long ago passed the point where he needs to be confined to a room with soft walls and fed with a spoon.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 24 at 11:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. As long as it’s nil by mouth.

      Who let the bolds out?

      Posted by Habib on 2007 08 24 at 11:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. MASS participation.

      See, it is a religious thing.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 12:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. For Blog Action Day I will marry my car and live blog the ceremony.

      She is a VERY shapely and sexy convertible.
      Other men look at her with great longing and envy.

      I rub her all over every other day, which leaves me exhausted and supremely satisfied.
      She has never let me down, and I’m sure we will be very happy!

      We are registered at Griot’s Garage.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 08 25 at 12:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. I suggest that everyone, everywhere in the world simultaneously sets fire to their local car tyre dump.

      That should create a pall over those at Blog Action Day both literally and figuratively.

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 08 25 at 12:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fuck waiting for October.  We’ve got to act NOW!

      I’m working on improving my environment right now.  I just received some speakers I order from down in Texas.  I’ve the amp cranked.  I’m cooking.  I have the A/C cranked, I’m thinking about curling up in my mink blanket while I sort out my music files.  I’m drinking an imported wine [french not aussie 🙁 ].  I’m smoking the nargileh with imported tobacco and coal from the other side of the world for that extra carbon-i-goodness. And all the lights are on.

      The week before the 16th I’m flying to Italy.  Maybe I’ll post pics for the 16th.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 08 25 at 12:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. MASS participation?

      Sounds a lot like “masturbation” to me.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 08 25 at 12:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. On October 15th, Let Us All Light
      a Candle in Memory of Gaia:
      I’ll borrow a moose from the zoo
      And feed him a rich, spicy stew.
      At the un-antlered end,
      An expendable friend
      With matches will play a role, too.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 25 at 12:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Some one gave PACO an audience outside the comment gutters?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 08 25 at 01:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. #37

      GW = global warming

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 01:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. 100 – lyle, you’re the unacknowledged love child of Dr Seuss, am I right?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 25 at 02:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Traceeh! needs a Tampa-proof brain?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 02:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Garrett in hot water over solar policy?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 02:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Second Book of Moses:  Called Exodus – 11:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.

      Now equine influenza upon trainers?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 08 25 at 02:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Read this piece at Bolta’s, and he linked to The Aus article.

      There is a letter which is very interesting about where in Australia a solar system can produce the hot water required, and what percentage of shortfall there is.

      Read the third letter down, Alan of Sydney Sat 25 Aug 07 (07:59am). Some points to keep in mind.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 02:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #107 was referring to #105
      oops

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 02:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Is it just me, or do others also think that Habib’s language (#69 & 90) has lost some of its former zest and robustness during his brief absence from these pages?
      He’s still a pleasure to read as always, I hasten to add.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 08 25 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Media watch article

      ABC boss queries Media Watch

      http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22303343-7582,00.html

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 25 at 03:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Federal Qld MP
      Fact check needed.
      Headline Federal. Story Qld state MP

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 08 25 at 03:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #40 – nah, sod that, everyone should go to work in one of these – a souped-up Australian army Landrover.

      Posted by Young and Free on 2007 08 25 at 03:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ive been doing my bit to wreck the environmrnt by digging up a water main.
      Yes it was the old “the pipe should be near……ffffffshhhh”, The way the back yard looked you should be able to see dam levels dropping in WA now.
      Its also meant 2 trips to town to try and get the parts to fix it. I get back and the water corp have sent their own tool (and will charge like wounded bulls).
      Im not doing any more digging today…

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 08 25 at 03:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. #107
      Gels with my experience at Newington, the former Sydney Olympic Village, ‘world’s biggest solar suburb’: instead of re-inventing the wheel …
      The developer’s market research indicated that on a then say $500k home, purchasers were only willing to contribute @$1k additional towards solar, which they took on board for other developments, i.e. no pre-fab solar … let the purchasers fit it themselves, if they wish.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 03:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #107
      Apartments exepmted – how about some perspective from the Leftards: how many lazy c*nts dry their clothes with electric clothes dryers at 2.4kW/h FFS?!!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 04:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #113
      Frollicking, sorry you’ve had such a crappy day.
      Things’ll surely be better tomorrow…

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 04:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #111Karen Struthers
      won’t be sacked for blowing over .05…She should get the sack for the first paragraph of this speech.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 04:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. hey guys,

      sorry it’s late.

      Today’s column.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 25 at 05:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #118

      there’s always Flannery…. genius idiot-savant

      fixed.

      Another top column. Thanks Tim.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 05:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. HUGE! rally in Brisbane against global enwarmification.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 08 25 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Kae, she was blotto as part of her duties- I’d have to be completely bladdered to recite that pile of steaming, grovelling, pathetic sop to wops; she could also be putting in some training for higher things, following the fine example of Kevni “Shitface” Rudd.

      Lets face it, if every drunk, criminal and psychotic was arseholed from Queenslands state parliament it’d be a forlornly empty structure (but would probably enact better legislation, if they got the cleaners to form a quorum).

      I’m really starting to look back on the days of Russ and Joh with fond nostalgia- at least they made no pretence of respect for democratic principles or probity in public office. Beattie lives around the corner from me, I might have to get on the pop and drive through his loungeroom window, after all it seems driving while refreshed and relaxed isn’t as naughty as we previously thought.

      It’s more a sign of just how fucking godawful this government is, when some old boot getting fully Andrew Bartletted and doing donuts in the Queen Street Mall (well maybe not the last bit) is regarded as a minor infraction, to be dismissed with a wave- after all, she didn’t punch on with the coppers when they collared her, or offer a sling.

      Sometimes I despair of what has become of our once proud, independant, self-reliant country. A nation of nonces.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 08 25 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. For Blog Day,

      let’s quote the lines made immortal by one of Australia’s most famous expatriate actors’;

      Peter Finch.

      “I’m Mad As Hell, And I’m Not Going To Take This Anymore”.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 25 at 06:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. On Blog Day all bloggers should also ask:
      What Is The Point of Amnesty International?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 25 at 06:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #121
      Thanks, Habib. My sentiments too.
      Let me know when you’re getting full and going to Pete’s to do laps.
      Might be a good celebration for the birth of his lovechild….
      Oh, wait…#122
      So, who just watched Dr Who, then?

      Oh, and #96

      I rub her all over every other day, which leaves me exhausted and supremely satisfied.

      *sigh*

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 06:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #120
      CL
      Hey, sort of restores my faith in the intelligence of Queenslanders…
      Maybe Beattie IS toast…

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 07:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. #125,

      Milque Toast?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 25 at 07:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Blog Action Day, eh?  Good.  Mayhem to plan for.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 25 at 10:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. blogstrop

      I was looking for a better condemnation of them when I happened across this.

      Gulag

      Read this and find out where it came from.
      Never ever trust them, parts are good but the core is rotten.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 08 25 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #120 C.L. – You know, I’m beginning to suspect that the debate isn’t quite settled yet.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 25 at 10:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bugger being a wiki its been chamged but that chap set up AI back during the spanish civil war.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 08 25 at 10:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #120: And I’ve seen more people gathered around a Lyndon Larouche zombie handing out propaganda brochures.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 25 at 11:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gee this is a suprise!! Fisk questions 9/11.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 08 25 at 12:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK, I’m signed up.

      Now to start stockpiling charcoal.

      And gathering butterflies and polar bears to roast.

      Posted by lumberjack on 2007 08 25 at 01:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. No blogging on Gaia should be without a mention of this poor woman killed by her pet camel, who may have been “in season”.

      Bad Camel

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 08 25 at 01:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. No Blog Action Day would be complete without searing the flesh of Gaia’s precious creatures – the bigger the critter, the better.  As moose is difficult to come by unless you know a successful moose hunter or the highway authorities, we’ll have to make do with the second largest deer, the elk.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 08 25 at 02:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. So why not have an equally pointless (other than the fun of annoying moonbats) “blog action day” of our own? I created Pounding Mother Earth this morning, though I haven’t put anything on it yet. If nothing else, the name alone should drive the feminuts even nuttier. Sign up blogs, have an old-fashioned Mother Earth Goddess gang-bang.

      How you can embiggen your carbon footprint. That sort of thing.

      Posted by rightwingprof on 2007 08 25 at 02:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. sorry, the Very Bad Camel lives at

      Very Bad Camel

      DIME = Dislexia Is My Enemy !

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 08 25 at 03:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #63, Hanyu
      On the 15th, myself, my wife and another couple will be flying back from Frankfurt to Melbourne, Oz.  According to the website you linked, that should create 20.7 tonnes of CO2.  However, I have requested an upgrade to Business, which will magically double the CO2!  WTF?  Do you breathe extra CO2 due to the better food or something? Or do you do the trip twice while the peasants down the back only have to do it once.

      Posted by SezaGeoff on 2007 08 25 at 03:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, and if I get the Business upgrade both ways, it will only cost $1909 to assuage my conscience!  Yeah, that is going to happen.  Consider the $1909 spent on global warmening around Europe in an Audi A6!

      Posted by SezaGeoff on 2007 08 25 at 03:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve turned down my AC from the usual 68 to 64 and set it to “cool” instead of “energy saver” for the cause.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 25 at 04:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. I already did my part for the environment for this year, by flying round trip to Denver from Jax, spending 8 days driving around eastern Montana, visiting homes & schools of my childhood, wasting gas, wasting time, digging up ancient shell & rock & bone on my grandfather’s old homestead, a journey of re-discovery for this soon-to-be grandma. It was awesome.

      Oct 15? I don’t know if I can meet that deadline – Beautiful Granddaughter isn’t due to arrive till the 23rd! Oh dear…maybe she’ll come early, a fresh face to be ‘indoctrinated’ into Freedom and Liberty, based on the Constitution of the United States and Sanity!

      If she doesn’t arrive early, can we extend Blog Action Day to Blog Action Week?

      Posted by KC on 2007 08 25 at 04:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #141 Problem easily solved KC. Blog Action Year!!!

      Drinks are on Wronwright!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 25 at 05:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grimmy

      Man you’re “cool” anyway.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 25 at 05:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. Drinks are on me WHEN wronwright shows his baby picture!  and I mean the good stuff..not his cheap knock off of sumerian mead!

      Posted by missred on 2007 08 25 at 05:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Leo Babauta
      Leo is author of the wildly successful ZenHabits.

      One of the promoters.  Never heard of this WILDLY successful book.

      I must get out more.

      Posted by peter m on 2007 08 25 at 05:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. ok call me cynical (and someone else my have said this in the previous 145 comments..however i have had too much fun* to be bothered to check) but who ARE these people who think that EVERY blogger in the world agrees with their crap about the environment.  the arrogance of the left never ceases to amaze me.
      i stand in awe of your god o lefties (snigger)*adult beverages

      Posted by missred on 2007 08 25 at 05:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. ok, enough cutesy b.s. from me (I’m still jet-lagged & sad at leaving my favorite part of the world) – but here’s my question—

      OTHER than ‘talking towards a better future,’ exactly what are the benefits to the environment of this blatherfest? Anything concrete, substantial, or even interesting going to happen? Something different? Or is it going to be dozens, hundreds, thousands or millions of jaws flapping & fingers dancing over keyboards, undoubtedly changing airflow the world over but mostly accomplishing nothing but self-congratulation for the “MASS” of participants…

      People Are Dumb. Fanatic People Are Even Dumber.

      Sheesh…..

      The best this MASSive waste of skin could do for the environment is to imitate lemmings…..

      Posted by KC on 2007 08 25 at 06:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #146 I think we should have an anti-BAD day, i.e a GOOD day.

      How about organizing a GOre Oracle Denier day.

      Perhaps a COOL day Climate Oscillation Only Likelihood.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 06:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. <evil grin>If some computernik can come up with an ingenious, but humerous, attack on all these supporting sites on that day ….</evil grin>

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 06:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK I did my bit. I started the waste of bandwidth by sending this idot an e-mail questioning the science, or stupidity or whatever.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 07:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK the smart-arse “mailto” thing didn’t work. There is supplied an e-mail address, collis@eden.cc, to send suggestions, such as why is it colder and not warmer?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 07:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. lemmings

      God, my favorite pie…My plan is to make several lemming meringue pies. Let the heat burn…just not my meringues.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 25 at 07:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #58 Swinish,

      How much would it cost to hire one of those stretch limos and have myself chauffered around to nowhere in particular for a whole day?
      I’d be needing female company of course. Several female companies, actually, to do it right.

      I don’t know about the limos, but a quality companion will be around $300 plus per hour. For a whole day, you may be able to get a rate for $1500, plus expenses, per lady. I think the limo is peanuts in comparison.

      Of course, if you just a a B-job in a taxi, that’s far less expensive, but also worthless IMHO.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 07:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. #136

      Mother Earth gang-bang

      Brilliant RWProf, just Brilliant.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 07:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. B-job in a taxi? Where’s the political statement in that?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 25 at 07:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #155 Well, none :^). I was just looking at your options …

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 25 at 07:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #155 Oh, Swinish, trust me. If you drive a taxi, you must look very unimpressed if your passenger wants you to go outer-city (and you’re outer-city… on the other side)…

      That’s fairly B-grade, isn’t it?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 25 at 07:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wow. Insiders is amazing today.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 25 at 07:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #158
      Hmm. Yes.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 07:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #118
      Keep Australia Beautiful – put bags over Garrett’s and Flummery’s head

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 07:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #160 Does Lenore wear a wig?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 25 at 07:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Bolta’s doing a fine job.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 25 at 07:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. #160

      “Do the Right Thing”

      Use plastic bags.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 07:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. #163 eggsackery 🙂
      Tied at the neck, to keep things really tidy …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 08:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. And don’t forget the shoelaces!

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 25 at 08:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Grate myndes thunnk alikke…

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 25 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. #164, 165 etc

      And they should cut right back on their emissions, those plakkie bags…

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 08:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ruddergates to date:

      Shreddergate
      Strippergate

      Seems to be making his way through the ‘esses’, what’s next in store, ‘St Kevin’?

      If nothing else, he seems to be the Mastergater …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 08:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #147; Results do not matter, compassionate head tilts have been displayed. Grant applications are already on their way to the proper office, “I was part of a group of organizers who raised awareblahblah…” which will trigger the automatic grant cheque machine.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 25 at 08:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #167 et al. – I’m all for the head-bagging, and would also like to suggest a couple of tarps wrapped around the bodies and secured with ropes.  You can never be too careful when it comes to a beautification project.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 08 25 at 09:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #170 et al.

      And then containment. In landfill.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 09:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #171

      No wait…

      Composting would be perfect for those ones. They are, after all, full of shit.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 09:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #170 & 171

      Add bricks.  You can build new reefs out of them.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 25 at 09:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #173

      And feed the fishies.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 10:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Background Briefing this morning on Aunty was a well-handled piece of the medicalisation of childhood. Extreme example: a 6 year old kid diagnosed with the full shopping list, including Tourette’s and ADHD.
      Diagnoses are being made on ultrascans. The child is still in the womb FFS and these arseclowns are making judgments!
      I’ve never been a parent, but I was for several years a kid. And to me, it’s no wonder that younguns today are in trouble. Future generations will probably pinpoint the invention of the TV remote as one of the lowest points of civilisation. Zap, zap, zap. Remember the days when you watched the same program all the way through?
      I won’t get started on the whole computer game thing. Hell, it’s hard enough for me as an adult to get away from the PC, even when I know there are more important matters to deal with.
      And the parents. Most of them are still kids upstairs themselves, so naturally they don’t want to come on as mean old grownups. Discipline is the new four-letter word.Rant over. Sorry, had a little more in me on that subject that I realised.

      The program will be repeated this Tuesday 7pm or you can find it on the ABC website I suppose. Even though it’s Aunty, it’s worth your time.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 25 at 10:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK
      We’ve solved the problem of AGW/Climate Change…. Next…

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Swinish, the problem with Social Experiments is that Society’s left to deal with the dasastrous results. And that’s often many years after the damage has been done.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 10:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. link to something 1.618 wants us to read

      Please don’t put long, unformatted urls into the comments. They make the page expand horizontally so that it is unreadable. The next one will be deleted. The Management.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 25 at 10:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #170 et al

      Make a monument to ‘em – encase ‘em in a dam wall.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #168

      Strippergate – the Rudder has come to the f*ck in the road

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 10:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #180
      Cox goes soft on Rudd – not Eva hard?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 25 at 10:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Swinish: I’ve been seeing the creepiest ads in all the magazines over here, pushing some new kid drug. Of course it’s supposedly just for ADD (or whatever they are calling hyperactive kids these days) kids, but the ad makes it look like the kid will be turned into some sort of robot who always completes his homework and is always on time. For example, one has “Constant Kevin”—a kid at his desk doing some sort of task, grinning that “can I stop smiling now please my face hurts” grin that a certain kind of adult insists all children wear at all times.

      If you ask me a lot of the so-called “symptoms” of all these new “diseases” are simply normal childhood activities that their busy, self-involved parents can’t be bothered to deal with. When these kids grow up and can’t be forced to take a sit-still-and-obey pill anymore, all hell is going to break loose.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 25 at 11:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Whoa! The comment section ought to be preceded by a “Wide Load” sign.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 25 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #182
      Andrea
      My mother has been teaching since the early 50s, and recently retired at 71, however, she’s STILL doing part time work to boost her self-funded retirement coffers (and because she loves it).
      I asked her a few years ago about her experience with ADD and ADHD. She said that there were only two students she ever had who definitely had ADD or ADHD. There were many who she was told were ADD or ADHD, but these kids just needed discipline.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 11:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Latest Insiders audio only at the moment.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 25 at 11:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. “It was hell” recalls former child…

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 25 at 11:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. ADHD = childhood.

      To quote Benny Hill:
      ‘I never laid a hand on my children – I had a big book on child psychology – I used to hit them with that’.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 26 at 12:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. South Park did it! 🙂

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 26 at 12:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. You were listening, egg? They used that!
      AHA – as one US doc pointed out, there’s grant money involved. The ‘right’ diagnosis gets the cash. Guess which.
      kae – tell Mum to keep mum, lest she be burnt at the stake as a heretic.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 26 at 12:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Courage, Cowardice and the Wordsmiths

      Article makes a lot of sense and seems to explain how such folk as Fisk and the usual leftard gets made.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 26 at 01:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ubermistress Andrea, please, please, can you fix the link at #178?

      The wide load is filling my whole screen.

      Thanks in anticipation…

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 26 at 01:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #183 #191
      WIN Explorer: View > Text Size > (Reduce the text size)#189
      Nah Swinish, but I’ve noticed Auntie quoting The Simpsons.
      IIRC some sources cite over 100 ‘diseases’ categorised by the shrinks … much fodder for the drug Co.s

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 26 at 01:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #192
      Text size is fine.
      The link/s at #178 (and probably at #110) have broken the page.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 26 at 02:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #185
      Insiders VID up#193
      All OK here (screen res hi, txt small)

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 26 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #194

      The page no longer wraps around when you make the window smaller.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 26 at 03:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. “My screen is filled!” Adapt, improvise, overcome! In the words of Gunny Highway.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 26 at 03:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. October 15th: On the Left Blogs,
      Excitement Mounts to a Fever Pitch
      To celebrate Blog Action Day
      We’ll say what we’d say anyway.
      The cause will ignite
      When we all recite
      Each hackneyed, trite, left-wing cliché.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 08 26 at 04:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Then cause will ignite. HaHa!

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 26 at 05:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. What the hell was I thinking about? Damn whiskey.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 26 at 06:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have tended to the problems with comment #178. Your page should show normally now.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 26 at 08:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. #190   –  Thanks for the link Grimmy   –  bookmarked in my Grimmy file!

      Posted by LaoHuLi on 2007 08 26 at 08:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanksagain, Andrea!

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 26 at 08:41 AM • permalink

 

  1. #201, LaoHuLi:

    Oh Nooo!! You have a file on me!?! LOL.

    Btw, how you healing up? Been wondering about ya.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 26 at 04:18 PM • permalink