Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Global Warming and the republicans

Would the republicans be so hesitant to accept global warming if Dan Quayle had won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change? Probably, because the republican party is owned by big corporations that don't want any restrictions in their short term business plans. Probably, because the republicans are owned by the energy industry.

If Dan Quayle was an outspoken statesmen against man made climate change would the republicans still be against the idea. Probably, just ask republican representative Wayne Gilchrest, who does believe that man is causing global warming. When he asked to be in the bipartisan Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, he was refused unless he would deny that man is responsible for climate change. When Gilchrest would not come off his beliefs, the committee chair denied Gilchrest a seat on the committee. Not only was Gilchrest denied, so were republican representatives Vernon Ehlers and Roscoe Bartlett. Why were they not granted seats on the committee? Because they are also research scientist.

The republicans will never accept thousands of scientists concensus that the climate is warming do to man. Just as Dan Quayle will never win a Nobel Peace Prize, or be an outspoken statesmen about anything. Why? Because all republicans are idiots.

Listen to these idiots at the republican convention: