21 May 2006

Glad to hear a Democrat finally step up

May 20, 2006
Clinton Says Must "Get Off Our Butts" to Stop Warming

Filed at 4:09 p.m. ET

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday global warming is a greater threat to the future than terrorism and that the United States and other countries must "get off our butts'' and do something about it.

Clinton, speaking to the graduating class at University of Texas' Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, said the United States must pursue policies that make "more partners and fewer enemies'' and use "institutionalized cooperation'' before there is catastrophic damage from global warming.

"Climate change is more remote than terror but a more profound threat to the future of the children and the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren I hope all of you have,'' Clinton said.

"It's the only thing we face today that has the power to remove the preconditions of civilized society,'' he said.

"I am not one of those who is pessimistic about the future of the world, assuming we get off our butts and do something about climate change in a timely fashion.''

During Clinton's administration, the global Kyoto Protocol to curb the release of greenhouse gases was created but the Bush administration has rejected it on grounds it will hurt the U.S. economy.

"I think we should be in the Kyoto climate change system,'' Clinton said. "We can't solve global warming or any other problem in the world you can mention that amounts to a hill of beans by ourselves.''

The United States is considered the largest emitter of the ''greenhouse gases'' blamed for global warming. President George W. Bush has said that global warming may be occurring but its cause is not clear. Generally, it is believed that the burning of fossil fuels is the primary cause of climate change.

16 May 2006


Can ya really blame me for wanting to be part of the automotive aftermarket industry? I mean really, cool cars is only half of it.

11 May 2006

Satellite radio at it’s best.

I am riding out to disk golf one day in the GLI and on Sirrus comes a new song. Eric tells me how great it is. I take a listen while thinking of how to improve my short game. Later on the next week, while tossing around an unidentified flying object, Matt is raving about this new song that he has heard on Sirrus at work. Some underground joint venture between Dangermouse and Cee-lo. Ok, I am intrigued. That following Friday while celebrating the battle of Puebla, Mexico and watching Rob fall out of his sandals the mysterious underground song came on again. I could not take anymore. I had to have it. After a little google here and there I came across this vid on the blog-o-sphere. It's slowed down a bit, with some strings added. Very cool. So a big thank you to Eric, Matt and Satellite radio for Gnarls Barkley. For the rest of you out there here is Gnarls Barkley live on Top of the Pops.

Oh yeah and a shout out to the Blog I found the video on ...good weather for air strikes