Sunday, January 21, 2007

PHOTO OF THE DAY: January 21 2007

Multnomah Falls, Oregon
This is the first time I have seen the falls with snow and ice.
Very spectacular!
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Thursday, January 18, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

At the request of a family member, I rented and watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
In my opinion, the entire theme and purpose of the film was revealed in the first opening scene, when Mr. Gore introduced himself to the audience by saying, "I'm Al Gore and I used to be President of The United States." I'm sure he was trying to be "funny" (Huh? Al Gore funny?), but his anger leaked out around the edges.
His whole presentation, for me, at least (and one other observer) seemed like a school teacher on a personal ego trip. Many of his "facts" were unsupported, for example, "... based upon a study in Sweden" Who did the study ... Never stated. (Maybe a high school student.)
When he got to the part about major cities being underwater because of his "facts," I just swooned!
Several times he referred to the "Kyoto Protocol" and the failing of President Bush (which he referred to as "the current administration") to sign on. It was obvious that Gore didn't like that and that HE would have signed up. Needless to say, there was no explanation for the reasons why the US didn't ratify Kyoto. (If you don't know why - you should educate yourself and find out why.)
At several other times in the film, he referred to "the current administration's" failings ... in his opinion.
BOTTOM LINE: Mr. Al Gore still thinks the "current administration" cheated him and stole the election from him. He is using his interest in the environment and the Global Warming issue to flog George Bush. "An Inconvenient Truth" is simply his vehicle.
NOTE: Global warming is certainly an issue, but one that has both supporters and detractors. Do your own research, make your own decisions and avoid "authorities" with an mission and unsupported facts.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

PHOTO OF THE DAY - 1/4/2007

So ... How do you like living in Pullman?

... Like it a lot, actually. Thanks for asking.

(It snowed today!)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

PHOTO OF THE DAY - 1/3/2007

Fully Retired

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

PHOTOS OF THE DAY - 1/1/2007

Frosty Scenes

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