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Exclusive: Al Gore's Electric Bill

I'm working on finishing up a blog post on an interesting global warming story out of Great Britain. In the meantime here's a recently uncovered copy of Al Gore's electric bill from his electric company.

It appears the Nashville Electric Service has decided to simplify their summary of Gore's electric usage.



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1,990...The Cliffs Notes Version

****Authors Note: I'm going to try something new with the blog posts in that there will be "easter eggs" of sorts. If you mouse over something and it becomes a hand then CLICK ON IT!!! It'll show you something that would normally go unnoticed. Other times a simple rollover or roll out will suffice. Since this is the first time I'll throw you a big bone so you can see what I mean...put your mouse over "by Dr. Nancy Pelosi." As I get better at the coding surprises like these will get better too! The idea is to be more entertaining and conceptual with the blogs. I hope you like/enjoy/appreciate this new and different approach!****

To commemorate the one week anniversary of Nancy Pelosi unveiling her 1990 page healthcare bill that went from 900 billion to 1.2 trillion in "telling-the-truth point zero" seconds...I decided I wanted to give my shorthand translation of the bill....each line represents roughly 1 page of the bill....

Considering the fact that while the bill is actually DOUBLE the number of pages of the last effort to take over your medicine cabinet, and Pelosi expects a vote on it this week, I wanted to pay tribute to the spirit of the bill in what it says, what it means, and what it will do.

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Charting a Different Course

Having been acutely aware of the lackluster nature of my last few blog posts, and also as part of seeking a way to be...different....but not Chaz Bono different (by the way...WHAT IS UP with the daughters of Republican politicians and their haywire daddy complexes? With Alan Keyes, and Dick Cheney's daughters thrown into the mix they almost have enough to form a proper bowling team). The Looking Spoon will try to start capitalizing on its mission of striving for creatively making the case for conservatism in not only its art and poetry and satire headlines, but also through "regular" blog posts.

As a result it will no longer be a typical blog that is read, especially in the conservative blogosphere...I'm going to chart a different course for the blog proper of The Looking Spoon.

I've had ideas swirling in my head since I starting TLS on how to be different, more fun, make the blog something to be experienced more than read...I'm going to finally act on all of this. So I'll be going on a mini-hiatus (just a couple of days really...still bringing the headlines daily though) to sort this out.

Look for the first of the "new" type of blog later this week.

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Victicrat

This video was Parchbench's daily video for October 27th. The song is inspired by a term coined by Larry Elder. While I feel the song could've been executed a little better it is still quite good, and the message is exactly the kind that needs to infiltrate hip-hop. The video itself was very well executed. It features Alonzo Rachel, who is on the list and whose video blog is awesome.

Enjoy!

 

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Conservatism On The Rise

A new Gallup poll finds more Americans identify themselves as conservatives than moderate or liberal.

The data showed that about 40% of respondents identify themselves as conservative, about 20% said they were liberal, and moderates took the majority of the difference, and the rest were level 4 Scientologists.

This isn't really big news actually, while the numbers right now are trending more conservative these numbers have been roughly the same for at least a generation or more now. I just wanted to take this news to remark on the fact that during the Watergate scandal our most disgraced president ever, Richard Nixon, had an approval rating of 23% while Gallup has found that at its highest in 2008 (since tracking started in 1992) only 22% of the country considered itself liberal......

Basically, in 2008 the GOP had Mr. Magoo for a president, an heir apparent who looked like Mr. Magoo's grandpa, two unpopular wars, runaway government spending that bolstered a culture of runaway consumerism we couldn't afford, and a financial system failure that (right or wrong) the GOP was made to own....and the left in this country still can't out-popular the only president forced to resign from office.

If that wasn't clear enough lets put it this way....MORE PEOPLE LIKED RICHARD NIXON BACK THEN THAN WANT TO BE LIBERAL NOW!

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GOP Dinosaurs Need To Go The Way Of The Real Ones Already!

I just ran across this a couple of nights, its hard to watch but sparks something that I believe must be addressed before getting to my point...

 

 

Clearly Kristol went into internal mental panic mode, I have to believe this is the reason one of the leading conservative minds was bested by a substance-bereft smart ass like Jon Stewart....

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The War Obama Thinks is Worth Winning

I would like to take a moment to announce an essay contest where in 100 words or less you describe what the Obama Administration means to you. While I'm going to be a participant (and maybe the only one unless you leave a comment below, will ya?) I promise impartiality in judging the winner, who gets a hearty helping bragging rights as a prize....I know it sounds like a crappy reward but remember that its value is poised to reach an all time high against the dollar any day now.

That said, I'll start:

What the Obama Administration Means To Me

by Jared H. McAndersen

Amateur hour.....amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour, amateur hour.

In conclusion....amateur hour.

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The Plan Is To Have No Plan

Well, on the eve of another election cycle the GOP officially stands for Got nO Plan

I saw a Wall Street Journal other day that alluded to the GOP strategy of 2010 is to use Nancy Pelosi to hang the Democrats as a whole. Here is the best passage from the article (if ya wanna get all lazy liberal on me and not click the link to read it):

"The Republican strategy is aimed at retaking centrist districts where Democrats have sometimes won election by persuading voters that they aren't beholden to liberals such as Ms. Pelosi.

"These campaigns have become national," said Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), who heads the recruiting of Republican House candidates. "Some people say, 'I personally like my current Congress member, but I don't like the way Congress is going.' Then they find out someone voted with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time."

Democrats say the tactics simply show the Republicans are lacking in constructive ideas. "It's been a proven failure," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which coordinates the Democratic House campaigns. "I'd sum it up by saying, 'Been there, done that, didn't work.' "

I really hate to say it...but Rep. Van Hollen is about half right. Republicans ARE lacking constructive ideas, but like the New Kids On The Block comeback, Snuggies, and a bottle of Viagra bundled with nude photos of Rosie Odonnell, it might actually work.

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The Star Spangled Banner Like You've Never Heard It Before

The ages of the girls in this video range from 6-8 years old. Listen, it is absolutely breathtaking.

 

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