Framing the Dialogue

Archive for November, 2009

Update – Costco Disconnection

1130092042A month ago Costco featured former VP, Al Gore, on their magazine cover.  Many members of the warehouse club expressed our displeasure with both the free publicity for Gore (he was hawking a book) and the shot the editor David Fuller seemed to take at Glenn Beck who was charged by Costco for the same privilege to hawk his book.  The second of these issues is what I objected to and posted my original Costco Disconnection.  I was surprised at the comments and how fast members responded to my comments.  The Costco Connection even posted a comment.

Happy Birthday!

Framing the dialogueYesterday marked the one year anniversary of Framing The Dialogue.  The idea for the web site started many months before that when I registered the name.  My original hope was to call it “Framing The Debate,” but that site name was taken.  In retrospect, Dialogue is better than Debate.  I was eventually able to get Debate so look for that site sometime in the future where I hope to encourage more of you to participate in debates.

I would like to thank all who follow the site and hope that you keep coming back.  I had recently added the “Share This” feature so that you can forward postings to friends. 


kermit-the-frog“It’s not that easy being green…It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?  Wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful!  And I think it’s what I want to be.”

When Kermit the Frog famously sang these words, being green was not all that popular and that was the point of his song.  Fast forward a couple of decades and green is good.  Green is so good that television networks have green weeks, schools go green, cities go green, and lots and lots of money is steered toward green enterprises.  Investments in green infrastructure is necessary, it is explained, to drive development of the technology.  That is a reasonable position and one taken by most politicians.  Even the staunches fiscal conservative often bows to green energy.

Update – Gore’s Global Scheme Has A Fever

One of the high kings of the man-made global warming cabal addressed the hacked document scandal.  It should be noted that while the materials included e-mail messages, the documents also included studies and data that the cabal would not make available for scientific review.  It seems as if you had to almost pledge to be in their camp to view any data.

George Monbiot, one of the cabal’s leading propagandists discussed the documents.  As seems to always be the case, these stories break in other countries and never seem to make it to our lame stream media.  Andrew Bolt, a writer from Australia, posted what seems to be a frank admission by one of the Gore Fever Planet Cabal;

The Prince

The PrinceIf you are like me, you probably had heard of Niccolo Machiavelli and probably assumed as I did that he was some type of cold hearted tyrant who ruled with an iron fist.  I was surprised to find out that he was actually what can be described in today’s terms a middle management civil servant.  Machiavelli never seemed to weild any real power and his fortunes depended upon the rulers that he was associated with.

Gore’s Global Scheme Has A Fever

zicamWord is that Rush Limbaugh is sending a few packages of Zicam to Nobel Prize winner Al “CO2 is death” Gore.  Gore maybe be developing some hacking symptoms as recent e-mails shed light on the “settled science” behind the man-made global warming push.  If you have family or friends who still rely on the “dead tree media” (that’s a new name from our friends in the UK) they probably have not heard the story yet.

As I have found latey, journalists in the United Kingdom seem to have the scoop on the Yankee reporters.  This passage from the UK Telegraph story brought a smile;

Community Organizer In Chief

Obama_mckrystal_cartoonAs I was hit by recent headlines detailing yet more deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan while our president seems to dither about how to proceed with the war.  I recalled how Obama stressed that Afganistan was the right war and the war that we should fight.  He actually made this statement during his campaign;

“As President, I would deploy at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan to re-enforce our counter-terrorism operations and support NATO’s efforts against the Taliban. As we step up our commitment, our European friends must do the same, and without the burdensome restrictions that have hampered NATO’s efforts. We must also put more of an Afghan face on security by improving the training and equipping of the Afghan Army and Police, and including Afghan soldiers in U.S. and NATO operations.”


rino milk cartonRecent events have highlighted the need for the Republican Party to take a closer look at what they stand for.  Perhaps the most prominent example took place in New York State’s 23rd congressional district.  Republican John McHugh resigned the seat to become Obama’s Secretary of the Army leading to a runoff election.  The New York Republicans chose “moderate” Dede Scozzafava to run on the Republican ticket.  Never one to miss the opportunity to get in front of the camera, Newt Gingrich endorsed Scozzafava with his fellow Republicans; House Minority Leader John Boehner, Minority Whip Eric Cantor, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, and Representative Kevin McCarthy, who is in charge of recruiting GOP candidates to run next year.  The Republicans also reportedly spent nearly $1 million on her campaign. 

Separated At Birth – Whiplash/Holder

Whiplash - Holder

Snidely Whiplash was the tireless antagonist to Canadian Mountie, Dudley Do-Right, in the 1960s cartoon.  The tireless villain in the cartoon melodrama often made Nell Fenwick the object of his schemes where she often ended up tied to a railroad track.  Often foiled by Do-Right, Snidely never gave up his machinations to do evil.  Whiplash was portrayed as a bright yet evil man who was often beaten by a lesser Dudley.  One senses that the dual for “right” had been going on long before the series.

Life Meanders

1119090658The last 36 hours has been really weird.  Hence the lack of posts for the last two days.  One of the stretches of road that I take to work is a four-lane road characterized by an abundance of traffic signals and they seem to add one more each year.  It is not too bad during off peak hours, but during rush hour it stinks.  I am able to flex my schedule and start early, but the past few months, that has not made much of a difference.