Ironwood Tree

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Is it just me?

Or is an article by a Mormon complaining about judges redefining marriage unintentionally hilarious?

Yeah right Orson, marriage has always been one man and one woman. Just like Mitt Romney's ancestors .

Stick to the space operas, you're good at that.

Why I like Science

Scientists don't give up. And by not giving up they perform more miracles than any religion.

It's preliminary, but very promising.

Water on Mars is pretty cool too.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hillary voters for McCain?

Hillary Clinton warns about new Bush rules that will restrict access to contraception.

I find it totally ridiculous that Hillary supporters would vote for McCain. Whenever McCain has a chance, he votes against the interests of women. Carly Fiorina found that out when she said it was unfair for viagra to be covered by insurance when birth control wasn't. She didn't know that McCain voted against a bill that would mandate that coverage. She really ran HP into the ground so her ignorance of basic facts shouldn't surprise me.

Sunday Morning

What Nance Greggs said.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I just read an interesting interview with Edgar Mitchell. I find him very credible, not only because he's an astronaut who's been to the moon and has a PhD from MIT, but since he's a Roswell resident.

I visit Roswell about once a year, my daughter's grandmother lives near there. Soon after I started going there, I realized there must be something to the ufo story. I was interested in ufo's as a kid, but in my 20's I decided to shrug it off and not waste any time with it.

Roswell people don't mess around with the military. Largely, they ARE the military. If you're there, don't miss the local museum. You can miss the UFO museum even though it's fun, but the real Roswell museum is much better. Many of the men in the Bataan death march were from the area and there's a very good exhibit as well as Robert Goddard's laboratory. Most of the towns in the area have good historical societies that are worth visiting too.

Mac Brazel would not have the leisure or the inclination to make this stuff up. Neither would anyone else in the area. It's just not in the culture of the area. They could have been mistaken but I really doubt that.

I just saw a documentary on the Japanese incendiary balloons that have been blamed for the debris. They don't look anything like the aluminum pieces that are supposed to be in the Roswell debris. The Japanese balloons were paper. So, what the heck's with this?

Funny thing is, almost every military person I meet thinks the government coverup stories are true and that alien bodies are being stored by the military. Smoke, fire, or what?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How to rob a bank

This is how you rob a bank and get away with it. Get a big salary while you throw the customers money at any damn fool fad that hits the market. You get millions and the customers get the shaft.

This is the problem of deregulation. I always fall back on the advice of Rev Ivan Stang. A rough quote "You know how stupid the average man is? Well by definition half of them are dumber than that". I would add that sometimes they also run banks. We need sensible regulation since dummies and greedheads work very hard to get in a position to do a lot of damage.

Stay Classy Senator

I'd rather sit through six hours of Jeremiah Wright sermons than one of McCain's so called "jokes"

Monday, July 14, 2008

The funniest thing I've seen in a long time

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake!

So Phil Gramm thinks lost jobs foreclosed houses and rising prices are all in our heads. Of course they can't be real, none of his friends are hurting and he's doing just fine.

His economics student took a while to realize he needs votes from more than the haves and the have mores, you know, Bush's base.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

What McCain thinks is a disgrace

Personally, I don't think the idea that my Social Security contributions helped my grandparents have a decent retirement is a disgrace.

I think a man who tossed aside one wife to marry a much younger rich woman who'd finance his political ambitions is disgraceful.