Monday, March 23, 2009

Bobby Jindal, the face of ignorance...

Remember Bobby Jindal's rambling, at times incoherent, speech after Obama's State of the Union address? You know, the one where he mocks volcano monitoring...
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years. Residents in the state's largest city were spared from falling ash, though fine gray dust fell Monday morning on small communities north of Anchorage.

"It's coming down," Rita Jackson, 56, said Monday morning at a 24-hour grocery store in Willow, about 50 miles north of Anchorage. She slid her fingers across the hood of her car, through a dusting of ash.

Ash from Alaska's volcanos is like a rock fragment with jagged edges and has been used as an industrial abrasive. It can injure skin, eyes and breathing passages. The young, the elderly and people with respiratory problems are especially susceptible to ash-related health problems. Ash can also cause damage engines in planes, cars and other vehicles.
I'll be honest, I think governing is too important a task to give to Republicans any more. They just can't do it as they lack any connection to the real world and it's issues.

Honestly, I can't think of a single important issue on which the Republicans have been on the correct side for a decade, if not more. Which is why I left them in dust in 2000 and hadn't been "staunch" for years prior... Too much stupidity. Too much religion. Too much ignorance.

Government, a well run government, is necessary for the common good. And that means things like taxes, scientific research, public projects and, for Christ's sake, dropping the imperial ambitions we've taken on the last few decades.

1 comment: said...

I laughed at the following from Millard Fillmore's Bathtub about Bobby Jindal's volcano remark:

"Sarah Palin is in one of those areas where a failure to monitor volcanoes might lead to huge disaster. It’s an unusual way to knock out a political rival, and not certain, but were Sarah Palin to disappear into a volcanic cloud, Bobby Jindal’s path to the Republican nomination for president might be less cluttered."