This made me smile if for no other reason than I just had this discussion over the weekend about the near extinction of The Video Store.
Things are moving fast. I could still remember the Betamax-VHS wars. For a while I only owned a Betamax and it got increasingly more difficult to find Betamax format videos until I was forced to purchase a VHS box. Then they moved on to DVD format video and VHS machines went the way of the Great Woolly mammoth.
One of my biggest sorrows in not being around 100 years from now is that I won’t be here to witness the advances in science and technology. Not happy about that.
It is beyond me why anyone would choose to take the word of a non-scientist and moron like Bill O’Reilly (“tide goes in, tide goes out…you can’t explain that“) or the knuckle-dragging, mind-numbing ignorance of a James Inhofe…
“Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”
…before that of 97 percent of the world’s climatologists. Are there no bounds to stupidity?
What do you get when you mix pompous, clueless, conservative, male politicians with the belief that clueless, male politicians are better qualified to make decisions on women’s health issues than women themselves?
Gynoticians, of course.
Here, let Amber Tamblyn and David Cross show you how it works.
“…according to this latest research from 1926…” is the basis for most Republican scientific beliefs.
Can you imagine if this actually happened to you? If you’re one of millions of American women, it has. It is happening not in an exam room, but in a room with marbled floors, expensive pens and numerous symbols of “freedom,” populated by men and women in crisp suits whose ideas about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are rooted in illogical double-standards and hypocrisies that boggle the mind. These people are making decisions about you, for you, but not by you. They are passing wildly unpopular laws everyday that dictate the choices you can or cannot make, the health care you may or may not be afforded, the rights you can or cannot enjoy in regards to your very own body. Tell Gynoticians like Rick Perry, Trent Franks, Pat McCrory and the Pat McCrorys of women like representative Jodie Laubenberg and Marsha Blackburn that enough is enough: We aren’t just coming for their laws, we’re coming for their JOBS.
This next video from the Climate Reality Project outlines the parallels between the tobacco industry’s campaign to deny cigarette-related cancer and the oil industry’s role in climate denial. The exact same tactics are being used.
Finally! Leena celebrated her 44th week (10th month) by getting her crawling act together…well, sort of. She can’t seem to get her left leg fully engaged into the crawling process, but it’s close enough.
This also marks the first video of leena on these pages and you can see how delicate and dainty she is. She weighs 18 pounds which is just below the weight range for her age but her pediatrician says it’s the right weight for her frame – petite.