Serenity Bloody Now.
Serenity Bloody Now.
Two get jail time for FPL protest
WEST PALM BEACH — The activists claimed they acted in good conscience, linking themselves together with chicken wire and PVC pipe at Florida Power & Light’s planned West County Energy Center to raise awareness of the devastating effects they contend the plant will have on the environment.
Panagioti Tsolkas, Lynne Purvis and five other environmentalists with Everglades Earth First! faced a judge Monday afternoon for their penalty after jurors in December convicted them of unlawful assembly, trespassing and resisting an officer without violence misdemeanors.
For those wondering, the West County Energy Center project involves power generation via natural gas – which is a touchy subject for eco-freaks like Earth First!, given that it’s sufficiently cleaner than coal or oil to make it harder for EF! to inflict their bizarre religious views on the rest of us. Hence the protest; hence the arrests; and hence the jail time. Happy ending, right?
Well… yes, although these particular people are going to be aided in their further lawbreaking by an elected official: Lake Worth, FL City Commissioner (and Green Party member) Cara Jennings.
Continue reading Lake Worth, FL City Commissioner coordinating breaking the law.
Short version: very good Samurai flick.
Continue reading My highly amateur review of Taken.
On the other hand, at two-for-a-buck? It’s currently worth more.
(Via Glenn Reynolds) It’s not the end-of-the-world or anything, but it’s just weird:
…and I can’t wait for the stories to crop up about somebody actually trying to buy something with these. Because you know that somebody will.
Crossposted to RedState.
A friend of mine is putting together a project, and asked me for some input thereof. Here’s four of the first things that I came up with. Note: it would have been five, except that I got distracted by The Biology of B-Movie Monsters, which is an article made of awesome.
Kind of fun to come up with, really.
Moe Lane Continue reading Cautionary rules.
I haven’t thought of this film in years:
I know that this will sound very, very odd – but watching Brain Donors
probably kept me from going insane – geez, almost sixteen years ago at this point. It showed up at precisely the right moment to get me out of “Oh my God, she left me” mode and smack dab into “Turn it off before I laugh out a kidney” mode. I’ve never dared watch it since; what if it doesn’t live up to my fond memory of it?
Well, that some of you have never heard of. Apparently there is a game called EVE Online. It’s a space genre Massively Mutiplayer Online computer game (resource gathering & strategic fighting), and it had a full-fledged “evil empire” alliance in it that everybody else in the game universe was gunning for… and was unable to destroy. And somebody just destroyed it.
I’m bringing the story to your attention because it’s fascinating reading, even if you don’t play MMPOs. It apparently involved treason, a complicated shell game, alternate identities, and the loss/transferal of resources with a game value of billions and a real-world value of tens of thousands of dollars. Plus, the webcomic that Aaron Williams did on the subject gives you an idea of just how far the bailout meme has penetrated the non-political ‘sphere.
Well, it’s like this. When you compliment three Republican Senators for planning to vote for your debt bill, and you make that compliment using the term “patriotic,” it then follows that you are implying that the people who aren’t voting for said bill are unpatriotic. From that, it follows that the people who don’t support the bill are unpatriotic, too. There are roughly 300 million people in this country: CBS News told us that 39% of them (and rising) don’t support the Democrats’ debt bill. That works out to 119 million people who aren’t patriotic enough for the President of the United States.
Note that I’m being nice in my choice of polls, here. Rasmussen says that Obama’s unpatriotic list would be somewhere around 129 million; Gallup has it at 51 million outright traitors, and 111 million of doubtful loyalties. And that’s just this week; how many traitors will there be the next?
PS: No, of course the usual suspects of the Online Left won’t object to Obama doing what they claimed Bush did. They shut up and took it for FISA, the war in Iraq, and rendition, didn’t they? If they won’t blink at the administration’s casual embrace of exporting torture, they certainly won’t blink at this.