Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lots of snow!

Woke up this morning and the world had turned even whiter than before. About 2ft of snow have dropped down during the night, a lot more than usual. Might be because of global warming? Are we heading into a new ice age? Do you have your shoes? Are we all going to die? Why don’t they bring back Firefly on TV?

Well, it’s time to make some effort to clear the driveway and I do need the exercise. Merry x-mas to you all!

Melodifestivalen I – II

Now the first contest in Sweden is over. Not really great stuff, but we did see one classical (horrible?) performance from Caroline af Ugglas and a very tanned Marie Sernholt. Cannot see a winner among today’s 7 contributions, terrible songs.

Cecilia Vennersten

One of the best songs of all time, not only in Sweden, but anywhere. As referred to below, this song did not win the Swedish song contest 1995, instead it finished second. How!? Speaking of mysteries, this is a big one!

Melodifestivalen I

The first competition in the Swedish European song contest were on TV today. This contest is a strange thing for me. Mostly it’s really bad TV with horrible hosts and not that great singing. It is also regarded as a gay event which no macho man would admits to be watching. And, worse of all, it’s on the public TV channel that normally do nothing else but solute communism. Still, I most come clean and say I love it. It is kind of the mother of all shows were people compete with songs just like American Idol and things like that, but it’s with pretty recognized singers and writers. There were a couple of years when I, in protest, did not watch it. Since Cecilia Vennersten did not win 1995. Still one of the worst atrocities of all time in Sweden, if you want my opinion. But I cannot keep away from this glamour filled show. A couple of beers, a pizza and European song contest and it do not get much better.

Peter David Schiff and Me

One of the largest of the Swedish daily newspapers ( reported today about a economist who predicted the financial crisis and got laughed at for it. I actually also predicted this crisis in a couple of editorial sent to local newspapers a couple of years ago were I argued that the next crisis were in the horizon because of the increasing government intrusions on the financial markets and the constant war spending of the Bush administration. The earlier laughed at economist; Peter Schiff, had similar predictions, but with the focus on the details.

Of course Peter Schiff is a Libertarian closely linked to the Austrian school of economics and consequently one of those that normally get ridiculed in most media. And with most journalists saying that the crisis is the libertarians fault and the right wing movement once again has proven that right policies lead to financial crises, this economist, among others, are being ignored. Strangely a Swedish newspaper actually shows the truth for once and indirectly shows how stupid people really are.

Here is another prediction for ya. Obama Bin Laden and his European counterparts will spend billions upon billions and the crisis will continue for a couple of years and when we finally see some brightness in the future every left winged creature out there will say that the left policies work and saved us from the crisis, bringing on even more socialist crap, worsening the foundation we stand on. In 15 years from now another crisis will emerge, this time much worse that will, like in the 20’s and 30’s will see the raise of totalitarian societies and a another big war will break out. Remember were you read about the apocalypse first!

You are going to die! Part IV

Have you ever noticed all the prefixes and suffixes added in the news and papers all over the world that are only there to scare you? If there is a storm coming, it’s a Super Storm! If snowfall is approaching, it’s; heavy snowfall! This even if the snowflakes is hardly visible. Tornadoes in the American midd west are not called tornadoes anymore, they are called: Killer Tornados! We have super volcanoes and massive rainfalls. But nature phenomenon you kind of expect these kinds of superlatives about and sometimes they might even be right in mentioning a hurricane that’s killing hundreds of people: a killer. But it does not stop there. Instead we can read about: the new killer drug! Some poor kid have swallowed a couple of pills to many and died or a drug addict have tried some new constellation and dropped dead, and suddenly we have a mass murdering drug on our hands. The headlines seam to tell us about this huge epidemic causing our youth to die like flies around us and at any moment some doped up rapist might jump at us from the shadows and before he dies from that overdose, we will get infected ourselves! And it does not even stop with things like drugs and weapons that actually might be dangerous, anything and everyone is a potential reaper.

You might get cancer from chips, you need to eat about 25 bags each day for your entire life to increase the risk of getting cancer from chips, but the newspapers does not care. Instead the headline reads: Chips causes’ cancer!

And if we are not dying from bird flu or mad cow disease we are being target by the: “New super cold!” This wretched cold that have manage to kill a couple of 96 year olds with bad hearts are roaming free through the country and massacre everyone.

And when we are not getting killed by cell phones and computer screens (that are death traps) we can learn about the colour E978*, an additive in some food or candy, that are: “A known cause of leaver failure!” It has never happen, if you do not count that idiot that did eat 33 pounds of that stuff together with 10 gallons of whiskey.

And off course when all of these horrifying mass murdering things becomes public knowledge, the politicians most act accordingly. An upset government official will appear in some news show and promise the people that the government is looking in to the matter. Meanwhile some environmental group will protest against the government’s lack of action against those pesky food addictives and that old computers are not being recycled. New laws are passed and the country can breathe again, the danger is over. But then it strikes! “Sugar in sodas causes obesity!” This is no real news, but combined with the “new fact” that this also leads to:”A massive increase in kidney problems!” and the horrible revelation of: “obesity increases the risk of getting cancer by 300%!” you have a mass panic streaming out through the general public! And once again the government most take action, eagerly applauded by some thin middle class soccer mums that really do not like their obese neighbors.

This never ending cycle of killers and news terrifies and keeps the population on its toes. No one really thinking about the fact that they are all going to die sooner or later. It sells news and increases the laws by several shelves of books each year, but you are still going to die. You might feel a little bit better about yourself recycling or refusing to use cell phones, but you are still going to die. You might be thin, work out each day and never touch drugs, but still, you will die. Me, I read the news and watch the TV to catch the news about that healthy hunk that got killed, you know the one who always give to the poor and loves animals. I really love it when some vigorous idiot that always follow the health departments recommendations and are a member of Greenpeace get run over by a truck, flattened into a pile of bones and blood. Now that’s entertainment! And if he (or even funnier; she) also are an organ donor but are so flattened that the organs are useless, I’m laughing all day.

*have no idea what that is or if it even exists, just an example.