Friday, March 30, 2007

George: The Intervention

Roves Powerpoint slides targeting Dems for defeat in 2008 (at taxpayer's expense) Why are we paying his salary?

Goodle: Good News

George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

A Musical Nudist Colony
JibJab: What we call the news

The Girl from Ipinema

Goat: A High Country News Blog: Confirmation of yet more Bush administration meddling: Julie MacDonald, a political appointee in the Interior Department, routinely overruled decisions made by Fish and Wildlife Service scientists, according to a just-released report from the Department’s inspector general

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Incredible first ski descent of Thunder Pyramid, Elk Range

Hats off to Iskibc for the first winter ski descent of a seldom climbed high 13er: Thunder Pyramid.

Why do I hate Republicans? Let me count the ways... least until they regain their equilibrium and reject Bushevism...

Politicizing the GSA

Salon uncovered the details of a secret Interior Department plan to gut the Endangered Species Act without consulting Congress, by implementing a set of drastic new regulations which would:

* Eliminate the basic goal of the act: recovery of endangered species;
* Allow projects to proceed that have been determined to threaten species with extinction;
* Allow destruction of all restored habitat within critical habitat areas;
* Prevent critical habitat areas protecting species against disturbance, pesticides, exotic species, and disease;
* Severely limit the listing of new endangered species;
* Allow states to veto endangered species introductions.

Tom Englehardt: The Other Surge

AG Gonzales: It get worse

The AG covers up pedophelia

I thought he was staying on the job to "protect the children".

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Peanut Butter: The Atheist's Nightmare

You Tube: Religious nuts seek to ban Fahrenheit 451

Monday, March 26, 2007

The End of the World: Exploring Greenland, the blankest spot on the map--and not a moment too soon Will machines become conscious?

Conservationists will fight to overturn Grizzly Bear Decision.

NBC NEWS: Gonzales: Firings were not improper... Liar

Happy Birthday Richard Dawkins: Voice of Sanity
Daily Kos: Meteor Blades: Wonderful piece on High Country News

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

What is killing the bees?

High Country News: The Silence of the Bees

Der Spiegel: Are GM Crops Killing Bees?

Denver Post: Hives Holding a Secret: Colorado Beekeepers Stung by mysteriously vanishing colonies

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Huffington Post: Jane Smiley: Conservatives Cost a Lot of Money

NY Review of Books: George Soros: Bush's latest blunder

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Species of Leopard found

New Species of Leopard found in Borneo and Sumatra

Solo Winter 1-day ascent of Capitol Peak

In Memory of Sam the Wolfdog, R.I.P. click picture for trip report
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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Beyond Quagmire

Retired Air Force General and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force Tony McPeak:

"This is a dark chapter in our history. Whatever else happens, our country's international standing has been frittered away by people who don't have the foggiest understanding of how the hell the world works. America has been conducting an experiment for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn't make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment [laughs]. If a guy is stupid, it makes a big difference."

And retired Army Maj General Paul Eaton:

"Republicans Are ‘Absolutely The Worst Thing That’s Happened’ To The U.S. Military"

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sam the Wolfdog, R.I.P.

Sam during an attempt on Capitol Peak in 2001.

Sam climbed 52 of Colorado's 54 14,000 foot peaks during the course of his ten years on this planet. I will take his ashes to the summit of the two peaks he didn't make it up and scatter them there.

Noble friend, loyal companion.
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Department of Injustice

DailyKos: Krugman: The Real Scandal is the U.S. Attorneys who WERE NOT fired.

Link to Krugman's editorial.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Back from Barcelona

Back from Barcelona.

Sam the Wolfdog died. The nine wonderful days in Barcelona are now black. My world is black. My soul mate is gone. He was cremated this afternoon. I will scatter his ashes on the two 14er's he did not ascend -- Capitol and Eolus. Noble dog, you lived a full life.

My house is flooded after bursting water pipes. "Mitigators" have ripped out carpet and the humidifiers are blasting....

Life goes on...