Thursday, October 25, 2007

What a beautiful site!

I've worked at Wabash three years now but never cease to be amazed by the new discoveries. Sometimes those discoveries come in contact with faculty, staff, and often students. And, sometimes the discovery is right before my eyes on campus.

I was walking across campus through our beautiful Arboretum when I noticed the setting sun (this was about 6:40 p.m.) skimming across the top of the trees. It gave each tree, and particularly the ones with changing leaves, a bright flame of color. I'm not sure if this picture does it justice, but it was stunningly beautiful.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It just gets scarier and scarier!

Scary things coming out of Washington D.C. - and I'm not talking about Dick Cheney's Halloween mask.

There is another story today about the administration editing comments from the Center for Disease Control about the impact of global warming on illnesses and our health.

Again, it's classic Bushy policy - change, edit, delete, hide anything that doesn't line up with their political agenda.

And this story isn't by, or some left-wing blogger (ok, like me) - its from the Associated Press and Senate testimony.
Read for yourself and be outraged!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cheney - At it again!

I keep seeing this video clip of Dick Cheney speaking last week and saying: "We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."

This is like a bad dream or the movie Groundhog Day - except Bill Murray is funny. Dick Cheney is just a looney old man. The things the Veep were saying were almost identical to the lies, half truths, and bad information leading up to Iraq.

If Cheney has his way, our country will be tied up in the Middle East not for years but decades!

Two thoughts I'll share.

First, these nuts are going to absolutely bankrupt our country. We can't afford these incredible efforts in the middle east. It's billion of dollars. Chris Matthews (Hardball) is on TV as I write this. I hear out of my ear him saying that Cheney is again laying out "the worst case scenario," and not reality.

Finally, here is my platform for president and I wish some candidate Republican or Democrat would take it up. Why not have another Manhatten Project. Bring together the very brightest and best scientists our country has to design an automobile engine that runs on something other than gasoline. I'll even revert to the good ol' boy in the morning diner who says, "If we can send a man to the moon ..... " Well, you get it.

We eliminate our dependancy on foreign oil, we bring out troops home. We don't get involved in other country's politics, civil wars, and unrest.

Is it too late to impeach Cheney. He's a very dangerous man.