Friday, June 10, 2005

Last night Jess and I went to a showing of Mad Hot Ballroom. It's one of the films showing at the deadCENTER Film Festival here in Oklahoma City. Aside from really enjoying the film, I have always loved Downtown OKC and it has just gotten better and better. The weather is great more often than not. You can always find a place to park, not too far away and you always feel safe walking. You have to pay for parking in Bricktown but you can park for free Downtown and just stroll on over. They had a lovely fireworks display for us when we came out of the theatre too. Fireworks displays are a fairly common way to top off any celebration here and I love them but, I do wish they would shorten them to about 3 minutes. If you can ignore the GOPidiots, Oklahoma can be a really nice place to live. Or visit.
A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.
In handwritten notes on drafts of several reports issued in 2002 and 2003, the official, Philip A. Cooney, removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved. In many cases, the changes appeared in the final reports.

A guy (don't know name, sorry) on the Al Franken Show said we need to turn this guy into a household name and I agree. The way Benedict Arnold is a Household name. Say your boss is telling you he's giving you an extended vacation and you suspect you're being fired, you could say "Don't Cooney me man." The harm he was willing to do to human kind is astronomical and there are so many Cooney's in the wings of the White House. We need to let them know they will be hated and reviled forever if they choose the Cooney way.

Efforts by the Bush administration to highlight uncertainties in science pointing to human-caused warming have put the United States at odds with other nations and with scientific groups at home.

Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, who met with President Bush at the White House yesterday, has been trying to persuade him to intensify United States efforts to curb greenhouse gases. Mr. Bush has called only for voluntary measures to slow growth in emissions through 2012.

Did you really think you had that kind of relationship with the Chimp in Chief Tony? You thought you had a little give and take kind of thing going on? Sorry Tony, no matter how much good you try to accomplish, you'll always be a Cooney to us.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

I sent out a mass e-mail to co-workers concerning maintaining their license. It had the Why, How, When, Where, How Much and How To Get Reimbursed all in about 6 neat little sentences. It included links. I get a call from a seemingly nice guy. He's seems like a nice guy but, he has a W '04 sticker on his car.

He says "I got an e-mail about my license. I need to know what to do to maintain it."

Me- OK. What didn't you understand?

GOP member- Well, what am I supposed to do?

Me- You got the e-mail?

Disaster Monkey Lover- Yeah, I just didn't under...stand ... uhh....

Me- Would you like me to read the e-mail to you?

GOPidiot- Yeah. I guess I saw the subject but didn't read the e-mail.

Well that explains just about everything that has happened in the last 5 or 6 years then. Thank you Dickwad. Now I understand.
Graduate and Grandfather
Do you have to wear it from now on?
What's with the funky hat Aunt Jess?
Grandad! Quit callin' me!
I'm kinda busy right now. Wait, Who Is This?
Excuse me, I have to take this call.
All dressed up for Aunt's Graduation