Cool Hand Luke Forever
Question: Will anyone read an architecture / cycling / global warming / peak oil / housing bubble bursting blog? Answer: Don't care, therapy is therapy. Looks like it's gonna be a long hard slog, uphill, into the gale, with rusty gears and a bad attitude.
The one and only time I voted for a Republican for ANYTHING, he got impeached for being a racist motherfucker.
Here it is, folks, something I've been saying and thinking for a loooong time: Fear leads to right-wing political beliefs.
The Fed and Treasury Department want $700 billion* to do with as they, in their wisdom as Bush appointees, decide. And they don't want any legislative or judicial oversight. None. No courts, please.
"So-called 'global warming' is just a secret ploy by wacko tree-huggers to make America energy independent, clean our air and water, improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, kick-start 21st-century industries, and make our cities safer and more livable. Don't let them get away with it!" - Chip Giller, founder of Grist.org
How bike-friendly is your state?
9 New Jersey
10 New Hampshire
13 North Carolina
15 South Carolina
27 Rhode Island
34 New York
41 South Dakota
45 New Mexico
46 North Dakota
50 West Virginia
Whaaa?!! Wyoming is ranked #18 while Colorado is #22? Something is truly screwed up with the scoring criteria! The Wyoming road shoulders are typically abominations, the redneck factor is intolerable, and the number of cyclists in Wyoming is practically nil compared to Colorado.
The ranking criteria?
"The states were scored on responses to a questionnaire evaluating their commitment to bicycling and covering 6 key areas: legislation; policies and programs; infrastructure; education and encouragement; evaluation and planning; and enforcement."
Does this mean they left it up to LAB members or state bicycle advocates to score their own states? Wow. Talk about a massive screw up that Wyoming ranks anywhere CLOSE to Colorado, let alone above it!
And Nevada is #19? OMG!
Distilled to its essence in one minute flat...
I was out with friends tonight when Sarah Palin was giving her VP nomination acceptance speech at the RNC. Still, I just watched it on the internets...