Oil is at the highest prices they have been at in a long time. Brent crude is up over $121 a barrel. Why? Iran. They have cut oil supplies, having decided to cut off both French and British companies. They also happen to be in the middle of a major dispute with Israel. And Iran has warships in the Mediterranean off the coast of Syria. Close enough to help Assad in Syria if they like, or reach Israel should they feel the need.
Prices will continue to go up so long as they continue to act as provocatively as they are. Do we get to see the additional craziness of Iran shelling the citizens of Syria that are fighting against Assad, the man who is killing his own people for demanding anything even vaguely democratic?
Or shelling Israeli targets? One wonders.
Pic of the day: The Revelation of St John: 4. The Four Riders of the Apocalypse, By Albrecht Durer
There is a law that is under consideration in Virginia that says embryos will have the same rights as “other persons”. Really? They are people, with the same rights and responsibilities as “other persons?”
So, when will these lazy fucking Virginia embryos start pulling their own damned weight and get fucking jobs?
Fucking hippie embryo fucks.
To be serious tho, these god-damned self important right wing ass clowns with delusions of gender superiority are a pain in all moral Americans asses. Abortion has been around for thousands of years. You cannot legislate it away, or make people more moral with legislation. That has been tried. It has unquestionably failed. This will simply push abortion underground. You will kill young women for mistakes. You will kill your own daughters trying to save their children.
You cannot stop people from doing what they want to do. Morality cannot be legislated, you cannot make godless people fear God. No legislation can make any of that happen. None.
Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong.
Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson both belong in the Baseball hall of fame. They were both among the best players to ever play their sport. For that alone they belong in. How can any sport that doesn’t have it’s best individual performer at the games most basic level in it’s “Hall of Fame” be meaningful in any way whatsoever? Hitting is the most basic thing a player does in baseball, that and pitching. If Rose isn’t in the Hall, the hall itself, with it’s exclusion of him, becomes a meaningless institution.
And if Rose belongs in, how can you keep Joe Jackson out? He did the same thing, gambled on his team, and he unlike Rose admitted it. He said he did it, and was ashamed of it by all accounts. Should we not let this great player who was taken advantage of by gamblers much to his detriment into Baseballs hallowed halls where he belongs for his other feats on the diamond? How do you keep a man with a career average of .356, who struck out only 158 times in over 1300 career games out of the hall of fame?
Even if it was so, these guys are too good to be out of the hall of fame.
I copied Jackson’s style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He’s the guy who made me a hitter.
That’s it from here, America. G’night.