Armored Car - Without Penis?

whale imagesU.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are now supporting delaying a legally binding climate pact until 2010 or even later, under a compromise deal for next month's Copenhagen summit. Instead, in Copenhagen, diplomats will aim to reach a less aggressive — and much less specific — "politically binding" agreement, with the hope that hard numbers and legal obligations to reduce climate change would be added soon, in a two-step approach. This could be a step-by-step approach that actually produces results - as many of us hope we're seeing with the Obama Administration - or simply more delaying and diluting of things that really need to be done - as many of us fear we're seeing with the Obama Administration.  Time will tell.

In Strange News...What’s the world coming to when your $1.45 million bulletproof SUV with gold trim, a highly expensive Vertu cellphone and three bottles of premium vodka is no longer available with its whale-penis-skin interior? We have environmentalists and Pamela Anderson to thank for this. Dartz, the company that makes the armored luxury SUV for corporate CEOs, has scuttled the exotic material and has now put out a press release in all-caps “ARMORED CAR WITHOUT PENIS. LET’S SAVE THE WHALES.”  Ah, the sacrifices our very, very wealthy are making!

How Do We Heal America From the Damage Caused By Right Wing Media?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being it's help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Screwed:
"The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong — and what you and I can do to help set American right again."
Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine