Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What Health Care Crisis?

Senator Harry Reid (Demonrat -Nevada) is cramming through Obamacare in time for Christmas! Secret backroom deals, midnight votes, millions in taxpayer funds to buy votes from Senators in Louisiana and Nebraska will be the legacy of this nightmare. But yet it still does not solve the supposed purpose of reform - insuring the uninsured.

Instead it destroys the doctor/patient relationship by inserting an unnecessary government bureaucracy. It mandates that people buy insurance or go to jail. And within a few years, it will run private insurers out of business, while not addressing the serious issue of tort reform. How in the heck does this make health care better?

I rarely get sick. But last week I woke up wheezing and gasping for air. What I thought might have been a simple sinus infection was a case of pneumonia. I know that because the morning it hit the hardest, I called my doctor. By 10am, I was at his office. By 11am, I had all my vitals tested, chest x-rays, blood test, a nebulizer treatment along with a shot of antibiotics and steroids. I carry insurance that I buy through work and my co-pay was $50 which I paid with my flexible spending account (FSA).

At 12, I was at the pharmacy, where I was loaded up with a grocery sack of drugs: antibiotic, decongestant/expectorant, ample supply of breathing treatments, all of which were covered by insurance to some degree with the exception of the portable nebulizer (breathing machine). The total out-of-pocket for me $160, which again I paid for with my FSA.

There is no other country on the planet where I could have been seen, tested, diagnosed and treated that quickly with the latest and most effective drugs available. And were it not for government involvement, threat of lawsuits and other bureaucratic challenges, the price of the service might have been far less.

Pneumonia, which can be fatal if not treated quickly, was just a few days rest for me. But for those waiting a month to see a doctor or for an x-ray in a government-run system, it could easily mean death.

Exactly where is the crisis? Why destroy the very best health care on the planet? Yes, I know the answer and so do you. This is about Democrat control of every aspect of our lives. Instead of raising everyone up and giving them the very best they can get, they want to equalize the misery.

Hope and Change!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Favorite Movies For The Christmas Season...

If you are looking for some films to watch this Christmas season, here are a few that I have always liked.

First, the Obvious Classics:
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - The original film starring Jimmy Stewart and the beautiful Donna Reed really captures the spirit of Christmas. The message of how one person can change the world is timeless. If the ending doesn't tear you up, you aren't human.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - A very young Natalie Wood steals the show as a precocious girl who does not believe in Santa. Lots of feel good moments in this film.


For a Chuckle:
Elf (2003) - Will Ferrell's most entertaining performance as a would-be elf. Bob Newhart and James Caan add to the fun.

Scrooged (1988) - Bill Murray meets Charles Dickens. Predictable story, but entertaining cast makes it work. Bobcat Goldthwait plays the part of Bill Murray's terrorized employee.

Christmas Vacation (1989) - Chevy Chase is back as leader of the Griswold clan and experiences the worst Christmas one can imagine.


For the Romantic
Just Friends (2005) - Ryan Reynolds returns home to reconnect with his high school sweetheart (Amy Smart) at Christmas. Anna Faris gives a great performance as a spoiled and slightly psychotic rock star.

Love, Actually (2003) - Is there an English actor not in this film? Not exactly a Christmas movie, but all the action occurs during the Christmas season. The movie follows the romantic paths of several couples. Colin Firth and Lucia Moniz steal the show IMHO. Film includes Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, January Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, Alan Rickman, Billy Bob Thornton and on and on and on.

The Family Man (2000) - Nicholas Cage gives a great performance as someone given a chance to see what his life might have been. Yes, it does sound similar to Its A Wonderful Life, but this is not a remake.

Serendipity (2001) - Starrying the lovely Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack, the story starts at Christmas when the two meet shopping at Bloomingdales. They leave their future in the hands of fate only to be reunited 5 years later. Jeremy Piven and Molly Shannon co-star.


The Random Choices
Die Hard (1988) - The original Bruce Willis film still ranks as one of the most intense films I have ever seen in a theater. It takes place at Christmas, but not really a Christmas movie.

The Nativity Story (2006) - The film follows the journey of Mary & Joseph to Bethlehem and only slightly deviates from scripture.

Silent Night (2002) - A WW2 story about American and German soldiers setting aside their differences for one night.


There are hundreds more I could add: White Christmas, The Christmas Story, A Midnight Clear, Joyeux Noel, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol to name a few. But the above are my favorites.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vindication!

I have blogged often on the global warming hoax. You see I recognized it for what it was immediately. These same leftists tried the same stunt in the 70s, claiming that we were all going to die in a new ice age unless we pay more taxes. It was absurd then, and it is just as absurd now. And the fact that my elementary school took a week to scare the crap out of me and my peers, left a bitter taste in my mouth for decades.

I am not a scientist, but I am a rational person who believes in a loving Creator. God created this planet and all the remarkable interrelated forces that govern things like weather. It would be virtually impossible, even if man put all his efforts into it, to destroy this planet. He is a very small organism living on a massively large globe. Take a plane ride across America or over the pond, and you will better understand how big this planet really is.

But even if you reject a divine presence, if you take a step back, you will quickly realize how insignificant the role of man has, compared to global and cosmic sources on the planet. The fact that these so-called "global warming" scientists refuse to even consider the sun, earth's core (Al Gore claimed it is a million degrees down there), gravity, cosmic radiation and a hundred other factors in climate change, shows their unwillingness to uncover the truth.

For almost two decades we have had the "global warming" hysteria jammed down our throats. Big Al Gore has forced schools to watch his laughable propaganda film and produced numerous books promoting this hoax. His motivation is quite simply to profit off of the hoax both directly and indirectly, investing in "green" trading and companies.

For the scientists and politicians that have continued this nonsense, its both financial and political. This was an easy way to force otherwise free countries into a more socialized world order. Bring on climate guilt and regulate and tax them into submission. The plan was working pretty well until certain people started asking tough questions.

But now the jig is finally up. Someone gained access to hundreds of emails and documents that detail the fraud and manipulation of science. But I'll let Christopher Monckton, one of the heroes of the so-called denier movement take it from here:


The tiny, close-knit clique of climate scientists who invented and now drive the “global warming” fraud — for fraud is what we now know it to be — tampered with temperature data so assiduously that, on the recent admission of one of them, land temperatures since 1980 have risen twice as fast as ocean temperatures. One of the thousands of emails recently circulated by a whistleblower at the University of East Anglia, where one of the world’s four global-temperature datasets is compiled, reveals that data were altered so as to prevent a recent decline in temperature from showing in the record. In fact, there has been no statistically significant “global warming” for 15 years — and there has been rapid and significant cooling for nine years.


Worse, these arrogant fraudsters — for fraudsters are what we now know them to be — have refused, for years and years and years, to reveal their data and their computer program listings. Now we know why: As a revealing 15,000-line document from the computer division at the Climate Research Unit shows, the programs and data are a hopeless, tangled mess. In effect, the global temperature trends have simply been made up. Unfortunately, the British researchers have been acting closely in league with their U.S. counterparts who compile the other terrestrial temperature dataset — the GISS/NCDC dataset. That dataset too contains numerous biases intended artificially to inflate the natural warming of the 20th century.
Read more here:
Viscount Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’ (PJM Exclusive)


I have never, and will never deny that the climate of the earth does change. I will absolutely fight the concept that CO2 is a pollutant, or in any way causes global warming. Just the opposite, CO2 increases in the atmosphere FOLLOW periods of higher temperatures since the majority of CO2 is in the oceans and released as they evaporate. CO2 is never the driver.

We have gone through ice ages and significant warm periods as well. We seem to be in a cooling phase at present. In the not too distant past, they grew grapes in England and the Norse settled a place called GREENLAND that ain't so green anymore. During those times there were no SUVs and no industrial output of any significance. The changes in global climate are completely natural and cyclical. And in some cases, can be quite beneficial to mankind.

Nevertheless, and even with mounting evidence of a substantial fraud and bad science, world leaders are gathering next month in Copenhagen to yet again force some global warming hoax-inspired wealth distribution on the Western world. This is also what is behind the very bad legislation called Cap & Trade (Cap & Tax). Both will substantially cripple our economy, as we have already seen in Europe among nations that have embraced this nonsense. And the funny part, cutting CO2 emissions will do nothing to change the climate.

Now that we have put to bed this non issue, maybe we can focus on some more important things like winning the war against terrorism and reducing taxes so our economy will get out of the crapper.

For Further Reading:
Three Things You Absolutely Must Know About Climategate
Deconstructing ClimateGate’s Smoking-Gun Email
What Is — and What Isn’t — Evidence of Global Warming

Some absolutely wonderful comments at the bottom of each article. It is amazing how much knowledge is out there when you look or ask people without an agenda.

Friday, November 20, 2009

PDS and the State Run Media...

Sarah Palin's Going Rogue book tour is in full swing and the liberals in the media are in full meltdown mode. Here are just a few for grins:

The most damaging pieces of legislation ever considered in Washington, Obamacare, has over 4,000 pages between the House and Senate versions. Going Rogue has just over 400 pages. The Associated Press has assigned 2 reporters to Obamacare and 11 to "fact check" Sarah Palin.
Accountability Journalism


And then you have reporterette Norah O'Donnell from something called MSNBC badgering a 17-year old fan of Sarah Palin. You must watch the video to see the absurdity of the reporter with notes prepared to pounce on someone waiting to meet Palin. They are simply out of control. The girl handled the attack quite well and O'Donnell comes off as an abusive nitwit.




Here is the young girl's version of the events.



I know it pains them to write this, but Going Rogue sold 300,000 copies on the first day and the print run has been increased from 1.5 million to 2.5 million. Go Sarah!



What would the world be without "open-minded" liberals? San Francisco booksellers would rather lose money than go 'Rogue'



Obama uses troops for photo-ops. Sarah donates the proceeds of her visit to the Fort Hood families. Which leader really loves the troops?



Oprah gets highest ratings in 10 years with Sarah Palin.



Liberal nitwits try and stage a smear campaign against Sarah, but instead are caught red-handed. Let this be a lesson, whenever you hear a negative story about a Conservative, look for the source and the truth. Truth to a liberal is like light to a vampire.


Remember: If you are reading this on Facebook, you will need to click on the link below to see the original post and view the video.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 15, 1777...

After 16 MONTHS of debate, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation for ratification by the states. This would lay the groundwork for the Constitution. Among the guarantees in the Articles:

"Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated."

Now, think about Nancy Pelosi and this present Congress ramming through 2,000 pages of jibberish that not one single Congress critter has read in its final form - in the middle of the night and on a weekend.

Our Founding Fathers understood that it took time and debate before decisons could be made and laws passed. They rightly feared an all-powerful centralized government and took this responsibility seriously.

We should all be aware that if/when Obamacare passes, the Federal government will have the power to regulate EVERY aspect of your life. Why? Because EVERYTHING you eat, drink, breathe and do may have an impact on your health care needs today, or tomorrow. The government will regulate your life to control and minimize how much this monstrosity will cost. Do you really want some czar or bureaucrat telling you how to live your life?

This is not poltics. It is YOUR FREEDOM that is at stake.

There is a reason I have this Thomas Jefferson quote at the top of my blog. It is still 100% true 200 years later.

"I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple. Were we directed from Washington when to sow, when to reap, we should soon want bread."

11 Freakin' Writers!

From the great Mark Steyn:

Wow. That's ten "AP writers" plus Calvin Woodward, the AP writer whose twinkling pen honed the above contributions into the turgid sludge of the actual report. That's 11 writers for a 695-word report. What on? Obamacare? The Iranian nuke program? The upcoming trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

No, the Associated Press assigned 11 writers to "fact-check" Sarah Palin's new book, and in return the 11 fact-checkers triumphantly unearthed six errors. That's 1.8333333 writers for each error.

The economy is in the toilet. Over 17% unemployment. Obama is bowing to world leaders. Iran is shooting us the finger. Congress is trying to destroy our wonderful health care system. And the AP thinks its more important to sick 11 writers on a private citizen's literary endeavor?

I am speechless. Its almost comical how crazy and unhinged the left is when it comes to Sarah. Heck, I may just order a few more copies simply to give as gifts. The sales numbers for her book are already off the charts and it has not even shipped.

Click on the link above for the rest of Steyn's piece.

Oh, here is another fun nugget:

HuffPo Ponders Separate NY Times Bestsellers List for 'Conservative Blockbusters' - Liberals never win in the arena of ideas, so therefore they want to change the rules. Typical. They fail to realize that this is still, largely, a Conservative nation.

Sarah Palin: Going Rogue #1 on Amazon

Friday, November 06, 2009

Hope and Spare Change!

I was going to blog about Fort Hood, but decided I better avoid the subject until I calm down a bit. Instead, I give you selected headlines from today's news. Click on the links for the full story.

$230,769.23 Spent Per Stimulus Job "Created or Saved"
Reports to be released Friday on the government Web site Recovery.gov are expected to show that the $150 billion in grants and loans made so far under the economic stimulus package have created or saved about 650,000 jobs, White House officials said Friday morning.

Harrison - I still can't figure out how to measure a "saved" job. I wonder how many jobs could be created by your average entrepreneur/business owner with $230,000?


Only a Democrat could waste $230,000 in taxpayer money to create ONE freakin' job and think that is a good thing.


Unemployment Hits Record High - 10.2% In October!
Remember that Obama claimed the stimulus bill would save or create millions of jobs. It didn’t. Remember that the Obama Administration said that the stimulus bill would keep unemployment from rising above 8% and that the bill was too important to take the time to read it? Remember that after a slight dip in unemployment in August Obama claimed that he had “rescued our economy from catastrophe?”

Harrison - The CBO argued it would have been better to do nothing.

10.2% is hardly accurate. The actual number is closer to 17.5%. This is the U-6 category which includes: people who have given up, taken part time jobs, gone back to school etc. Under a Democrat controlled Congress and President Bush, that number was 11.1% last October. It is now 17.5% after a year at the mercy of a Federal government completely dominated by Democrats. Here is the Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read it quickly before the White House wipes away the evidence.

Democrats have spent taxpayer money we don't have like drunken sailors (no offense intended to my Navy friends). They have nationalized school loans and taken over car companies. They are now openly debating a takeover of health care. All these actions will just delay the natural recovery. If we ever want to get out of this economic funk, we must stop spending, shrink the government and lower taxes. Get DC out of the way of private business and watch the economy roar back to life.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

How To Lose A War And Inspire Your Enemies...

The Obama administration has been dithering around with its plans for Afghanistan for almost an entire year. His hand-picked general has requested 40,000 more troops, but Obama is unsure. I can only imagine the outrage from Americans and the military if Roosevelt had strung Eisenhower along this way during WW2.

Our community organizer in chief, with all of 150 days in the Senate now thinks he knows more than the leadership of our professional military on how to win a war! But then again maybe he does not want to win...

Back on July 23rd on Nightline, he had this to say about Afghanistan:

"I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.

What are we now, France? What is the end game? Defeat? Surrender?

Most conflicts that end decisively, result in a lasting peace. See Germany, Japan, Mexican American, Spanish American wars etc etc. Its only the ones where we have negotiated/surrendered or did not finish what we started that have continued to fester - see North Korea and Afghanistan.

Now we find out that Obama is negotiating with the Taliban for shared leadership in Afghanistan. WTH? The Taliban (or as Obama likes to calls them, Tollybon) was/is one of the most brutally oppressive regimes in the modern era. They gave sanctuary to Al Queda and facilitated the training of 9-11 terrorists. The ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan is being orchestrated by many former Taliban leaders.

Here is what we offered:

"US negotiators had offered the Taliban leadership through Mullah Wakil Ahmed Mutawakkil (former Taliban foreign minister) that if they accept the presence of NATO troops in Afghanistan, they would be given the governorship of six provinces in the south and northeast," a senior Afghan Foreign Ministry official told IslamOnline.net requesting anonymity for not being authorized to talk about the sensitive issue with the media.

If you have paid any attention to the Middle east in the past 50 years, you know that any concession by the West towards radical islam is perceived as weakness. The Taliban has seen that the US and its allies are not serious about winning the war. They will now ramp up the insurgency costing even more lives because of his amateurish stunt. Example number 5000 of why liberals should never hold power, especially at this level.

If the Taliban ever agreed to such a plan, they would simply use the provinces as launching pads (possibly literally like Hezbollah and Hamas have done with rockets and mortars into Israel) to further destabilize Afghanistan.

America has spent far too much in blood and taxpayer money to walk away now. Its time for this administration to grow a pair, take the gloves off and defeat the forces of darkness that would plunge the now free Afghans back under the iron fist of the Taliban. Let the military fight the battle and don't play politics with American lives.

Obama may not like the term victory, but if he were a real American he would understand that is who we are. We finish what we start. We leave the place better than before we came. And most importantly, we WIN!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Obamacare On Life Support...

The government takeover of health care seems to keep rearing its ugly head. I thought after Sarah Palin's brilliant FaceBook message referring to the "end of life" counseling and inevitable rationing of elderly care as "death panels" was a fatal blow. But even with support all the way down to 42%, and I even think that is overstated, Democrats keep pushing this crap forward.

If you find yourself on the fence, here is one more nugget to consider. One of the big reasons Obama and his henchmen are pushing this is that they see it as a foot in the door to socialized medicine (complete government control of all health decisions and expenditures). There is ample evidence, and in their own words, affirming this truth. They will force everyone to take government insurance (think medicare or medicaid). This will eventually destroy the private insurance industry as they cannot compete against a government (taxpayer) subsidized entity. The end result is everyone will pay EVEN MORE for Obama's crappy government plan.

Why do I call it crappy? Ask a poor person, a health care provider or an elderly person and they will let you know.

Now, one of the ways Obama has sold this garbage is that it would save $$$ and stop the "profiteering" of "big insurance companies." Excuse me?

The top 10 health insurers COMBINED earned profits of just over $8 Billion. Let that number sink in for a tic.

Medicare FRAUD in the USA cost you and me $60 BILLION last year. And that's for about 45 million Medicare victims. Probably half of those $$$ went to ACORN and/or funded Obama's election, but I digress.

How in the wide, wide, world of sports will that number not increase a hundredfold when you force another 200 million people to suffer with some bureaucratic government boondoggle of an insurance plan?

Here is the source article: Annual Medicare Fraud: $60 Billion; Annual Profits of Top Ten Insurance Companies: $8 billion


Say it once again, loud and with feeling:

THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO BETTER AND CHEAPER THAN THE PRIVATE SECTOR!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

This Is Insane...

Our very own Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the one with the permanent deer in the headlights expression, unveiled (privately) the brand new health care takeover bill. Unfortunately, its not any prettier than she is.

There are at least 13 new taxes in the bill. Among the more egregious that you might consider:

Individual Mandate Surtax: If you do not have health insurance or refuse to buy health insurance, your friends in Washington will tax you 2.5% of your modified adjusted gross income!

Medicine Cabinet Tax: Would end your ability to purchase non-prescription medications with your health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending accounts (FSAs), or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The bill would also cap FSAs at $2500.

This would be the beginning of the end for HSAs and FSAs. These are actually the solution to affordable health care, but according to Nancy and her merry band of nitwits, they must be destroyed.

Surtax on Individuals and Small Businesses: Nancy includes a surtax of 5.4 percent on adjusted gross incomes over $500,000 ($1 million married filing jointly). If you thought the Democrat engineered banking crash was bad, wait until you see what this does to small businesses and unemployment after it gets rolling.

The "nonpartisan" CBO claims this will ONLY cost $200 BILLION more annually - we all know from previous experiences with goobermint programs you will need to multiply that number by at least 10 for a more accurate estimate.

But the irony of ironies, this will still leave an estimated 18 million people uninsured. 18 freakin' million? We're wasting $200 BILLION and still can't buy basic coverage for 18 million people!? As you see, this bill has nothing to do with making sure people are insured. Heck, give me that $200 billion and I will personally insure every uninsured citizen out there with plenty leftover to throw a mega party or two!

What makes all of this futile is that reimbursements to doctors and hospitals will be drastically reduced. Doctors will retire early, for-profit hospitals will shut their doors, and as health options decrease and begin to be rationed - as they always have in socialized countries, the cost will skyrocket. Not to mention the end of any private insurance options as the Federal government runs them out of business.

Worst Legislation EVER -- although cap and tax may still be worse.

Hope and Change!!!

A Spooky Halloween Tale...

It is of course almost Halloween so I thought it appropriate to tell you the story of Stan.

You see Stan went out on Halloween night dressed as his favorite superhero and hit every house in the neighborhood. He even went to the school and church carnivals and visited the senior assisted living center down the street.

When he got home he counted up his haul and was amazed how much he had.

"Mom! I have 50 candy bars!" he exclaimed.

"Stan what are you going to do with all that candy?" asked his Mom.

"I'm taking it to school to share with my friends," said Stan.

His mother was so proud that her son thought of his friends first.

On Monday, all the kids were sharing stories of Halloween with their teacher. Nobody had the kind of success that Stan had and some were even envious.

The teacher sensing the disparity, decided that it wasn't fair that Stan had more than the rest.

"Stan, I'm going to take your candy and share it with the rest of the class," said the teacher.

And before Stan could say anything, the teacher had taken his pumpkin full of candy bars.

She came to Anne first. Anne had stayed home because her family doesn't believe in Halloween. Anne was given 10 candy bars.

Joe went to a couple of relatives' houses and had two candy bars. He got 8.

Bobby played video games and didn't even bother to go trick or treating. She gave him 10 candy bars.

The Dickinson twins had each worked their neighborhood and had 9 candy bars each. The teacher gave them 1 each.

Sally and Ray were both sick so they didn't have any. They were given 10 candy bars.

And then the teacher came back to Stan and gave him 10 candy bars.

"Where's all my candy?" demanded Stan.

"Don't be selfish Stan. It wasn't fair that you had so much and everyone else had so little," explained the teacher. "And I'm keeping your pumpkin for next year."

"But I worked all night for that!" explained Stan.

It didn't matter. Whatever the teacher decided was the law.

Stan couldn't believe what had just happened. He was going to share with the class, but now he had just a few left from all his hard work. He stood there with his mouth wide open glaring at his teacher.

"You Bitch!"

THE END
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The Moral of the story? What's the point of working hard if everything you earn is taken from you to give to those unwilling to earn it on their own.
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The same lesson was learned at Plymouth Colony when everyone worked for the common good. They almost starved that first winter because nobody had any incentive to work hard. And then William Bradford assigned each person a plot of land to work for their own benefit. Amazingly they had an abundant harvest and celebrated their good fortune by sharing it with the Indians ( I apologize...Native Americans) on that first Thanksgiving.
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America's first attempt at socialism almost destroyed those early pilgrims. Thank God they instead turned to capitalism and not only survived, but prospered too. The rest as they say is history...Of course THAT story is never taught in the public indoctrination centers (er, um, I mean public schools).
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Now centuries later, we have an administration and party determined to send us back down the path to socialism. These are supposedly smart people who continue to regurgitate the same stupid, failed solutions involving more government control and redistribution of wealth. THAT is the really scary part of this story.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Solar Power - 170 Years And Counting...

Solar technology has been around for almost 200 years. Since the Carter years, we have dumped BILLIONS of taxpayer $$$ into subsidizing this technology. Even with all this government waste, it has proven woefully inadequate when compared to much more viable and proven energy sources such as nuclear, coal, hydroelectric and others.

Now under the Nobel Prize winning dear leader's administration, it seems solar will be winning the lottery once again. California Congressman Tom McClintock gave a great speech on this topic today. Below is an excerpt and link.

In a day, a solid acre of state-of-the-art solar panels can produce 2.2 megawatt hours of electricity, assuming an average of 5 hours of peak sunlight. 2.2 megawatt hours per day. Compare that to the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant that produces 49,000 megawatt hours of electricity each day.

In order to duplicate that single nuclear power plant, it would require 22,000 acres of solid solar panels – or 34 square miles. By comparison, the Diablo Canyon Power Plant sits on one square mile.

So this technology, after 170 years and countless billions of dollars of research and development, is roughly 17 times more expensive than nuclear power and consumes 32 times the land area of a comparable nuclear facility.

HR 3585 Solar Technology Roadmap Act of 2009


Solar will never be the solution in our lifetime. But I'm sure Democrats already know that. They, like Santa Clause, just love handing out taxpayer-funded Christmas presents to their buddies in the solar technology field and in universities.

BTW - The lovely piece of legislative crap that brought about this speech (HR 3585) has been estimated to cost some 1.4 BILLION from 2011-2014. Let the party begin!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Heart Lord Monckton...

Lord Christopher Monckton gives a stirring rebuttal to Al Gore and the global warming fanatics. The video at the bottom is long, over an hour, but well worth your time. The only downside is you can't see the slides that accompany his speech - so I have added a link to the Power Point slides as well.

Its no wonder that Al Gore is scared to debate Lord Monckton.


The most important final 4 minutes of the speech.





"They are too yellow to admit they are really red."

Great Is Truth, and Mighty Above All Things


The entire speech below. Here is a link to the power point presentation that he references in the speech. Start the Youtube video and follow along with the power point slides.



Who Do You Admire Most?

When I think of great leaders and philosophers, or even people I would invite to my fantasy dinner, names like Jesus, Plato, Thomas Jefferson and Ghandi come to mind. I would think most Americans would have similar lists.

Jesus would be an obvious choice. His wisdom is eternal and I could never stop learning from him.

Thomas Jefferson understood better than most the concept of freedom that he and the other Founding Fathers created. I would love to hear what he thinks of American government now.

But then you have Obama's communications director, Anita Dunn. Who is inspired by Mao Tse Tung? The man who was responsible for as many as 70 million deaths in China as he forced Communism on the Chinese?

Where does Obama find all these radical nitwits? And what is someone who admires and dare I say worships Chairman Mao or Che in Cuba or Chavez in Venezuela doing working at the highest levels of our Federal Government? And why do "progressives" always idolize dictators, murderers and Marxists?

Watch the video of her commencement address to a private school last June. The White House is spinning this that she was joking. I'm not buying that because it isn't funny. This lady is a serious nutcase and has no business anywhere near the White House.

Watch the lip smacking video below. From Facebook, click on View Original Post below.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Operation Market Garden...

This is fantastic link by one of the best military journalists around, Michael Yon. He recently visited the Netherlands for the anniversary of Operation Market Garden, where allied forces fought to free the Dutch from German occupation. The movies A Bridge Too Far and part of Band of Brothers was based on Operation Market Garden.

There are 7 pages and plenty of pictures here.

I Have A Dream...

Congress goes on recess and stays there.

Then maybe our God-given Constitutional freedoms might be somewhat safe.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Do I Dare Believe?

Pardon my departure from my political musings for something serious.

The SMU Mustangs are 3-2 and 2-0 in conference play for the first time in a gazillion years. And if they had not had a complete meltdown in the final quarter against Washington State, they would be 4-1. There is a gentleman's agreement to place SMU in the Aloha Bowl (or whatever its called) for a June Jones homecoming if SMU is bowl eligible and not CUSA champion. Do I dare book my flight?

Next week they play a formidable Navy team that destroyed us in the rain in Annapolis last year. I believe our defense is a heck of a lot better this year, especially the speed at LB, but are they up to stopping the option for 4 quarters? I will be there to witness it firsthand, so I know they will NOT disappoint me.

Its been far too long of a bowl drought. SMU needs a bowl game. Dang it, I need a bowl game. They haven't been to a bowl game since I was in school and that was a looooong time ago!

Go Mustangs!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Is It Time To Write My Autobiography?

I mean really, if that is all it takes to establish my name, earn some coin, bribe some union/ACORN types, vote "present" a view times in a state legislature, spend approximately 143 days in the Senate campaigning full time for POTUS and then win the Nobel Prize. Heck, I'm in.

My accomplishments? Well, let's see... I assisted virtually every movie studio in promoting their films in DFW. I created NHL hockey cards bringing joy to collectors everywhere. This was followed by a widely acclaimed and award winning Desert Storm trading card set - but that's not PC.

Collectors of Coca Cola, NFL and Playboy products got to purchase my handiwork. And I created IVR-based promotions and campaigns for JC Penney, Gruner & Jahr, Nokia, SBC and NRA among others. Although I probably need to avoid mentioning those pesky defenders of the 2nd Amendment.

In my free time I write Christian children's stories, read and enjoyed online by millions around the world. I have also utilized my formerly impressive athletic skills to win multiple church basketball and flag football league titles. I even managed to coach some awful 8th graders to their championship in Church basketball. But I probably should avoid mentioning Jesus, church, Christian or I will labeled a fanatic by the liberals.

I even have my long form birth certificate somewhere and I can take you to the exact hospital where I was born. My mom even kept my certificates of membership to GI Joe's Adventure Team and the Estes Model rocket club. And I bet I could find some stuff for my time in Cub Scouts too. But most of that might be too militaristic for the state run media.

I bet I could even find articles I wrote in college for the newspaper and my college transcripts. Well, the latter are impressive every other semester. The grades seemed to dip during football season - not sure what that means.

Yep, that sounds pretty impressive. I think I'm ready to make my move. And just like dear leader I will find someone to secretly write it for me. Although my life will not need nearly as much embellishment as dear leader.

Instead of a terrorist and raving mad socialist, I will select Mark Steyn if he's game. I mean he may be a little to the right for the lunatic left's taste, but he definitely has a gift when it comes to words.

Obama's priorities lie not in the Hindu Kush but in America: Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?
Mark Steyn: Nobel tops 'SNL' for Obama joke

Yea, I think Mark will do nicely.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!

The Weekly Standard lists some of the Nobel Prize nominees that Obama beat.

A woman who fought for many years to educate girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban.

A Congolese doctor working with victims of sexual abuse.

Two Chinese human rights activists.

OR, a one-term Senator with only 143 days on the job and less than two weeks as President.

This is truly insane.

If dear leader didn't have such a massive ego, he would decline the award for lack of merit.

Is It April Fool's Day?

I checked the news today and saw that our dear leader has been awarded the Nobel Peace Price. Are you freakin' kidding me? What makes this laughable is that he was nominated on February 1st for this - barely a week into his failed Presidency.

Even the Nobel committee hints at the completely ridiculous selection - from the citation:

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.

Ah yes, demanding a would-be Marxist tyrant be restored to power in Honduras, allowing Iran and North Korea to continue their development of nuclear weapons, abandoning our longtime ally Israel and the global groveling/apology tour is really paying dividends among socialists worldwide.


The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations.

Hello? There are about to be two new rogue nuclear powers in the world and our dear leader has given them the green light. At least one, Iran, has continued to insist that they will use it on Israel and anyone else that President Imamadnutjob dislikes. The vision of a nuclear free world is the vision of somebody completely naive to the dangers present in the world today.


Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Never mind that we are on a decade long cooling trend and the UN IPCC climate reports have been widely discredited. Global warming is now referred to as climate change - which sounds cooler. Whatever it takes to spread socialism globally I guess.


Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.

Hope and change wins out yet again over anything tangible. Our dear leader has 9 months as POTUS, 143 days on the job in the Senate, a host of "present" votes in his short time in Illinois politics, and was elected in an ACORN/Chicago politics inspired fraud of epic proportions. What has he really accomplished that would earn him this recognition? But let's be frank, what qualified him most in the eyes of our esteemed Nobel voters was that he is not George Bush - and that is sad.

This same bunch of idiots gave the "Peace" Prize to known terrorist/murderer Yasser Arafat, one of the worst Presidents in the modern era, Jimmy Carter and global warming scam artist Al Gore. That tells you all you need to know.

Remember with liberals, results do not matter, only intentions.

Further reading:
Story of Obama’s life: “Rather than recognizing concrete achievement…”
Obama's Embarrassing Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize Curse - Old but excellent
Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Good News For Aspiring Suicide Bombers and Terrorists!

Imagine a young Muslim terrorist straps on his suicide vest, runs into a cafe filled with unsuspecting infidels, yells some gibberish and detonates his vest, killing all inside.

Next, we see our martyr in paradise looking for his promised reward - 72 virgins. But to his disappointment they are not what he expected. So in anger he asks...

"Where the white women at?"

But for every question, Muslim clerics have an answer.

In an interview with Syrian-born
Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid, which aired on Al-Majd TV on July 25, 2009, all these questions are answered.

Allah said that the black-eyed virgins are beautiful white young women, with black pupils and very white retinas, whose skin is so delicate and bright that it causes confusion. Allah said that they are like hidden pearls. They have wide eyes, and they have not been touched by man or jinn. They are virgins, who yearn for their husbands. They are all the same age, morally and physically beautiful. They are like precious gems and pearls in their splendor, their clarity, their purity, and their whiteness.

That does sound a little racist, but whatever. With 72 white virgins, how will our martyr ever have the stamina to service such bounty?

The Prophet Muhammad says that in Paradise, a man gets the strength of 100 men when it comes to eating, drinking, passion, and sex.

I see. But what happens if they get pregnant, sick, or are jealous of each other?

...the women of Paradise are pure, unblemished, menstruation-free, free of feces, urine, phlegm, children... Moreover, Allah cleaned them of all impure and foul things, both in appearance and character. In character, they are not jealous, hateful, or angry. They are not greedy.

Wow! Paradise is sounding pretty cool. But with so many terrorists running around - I mean they do blow up so fast. Will my virgins want to run off with some other terrorist who killed more infidels than me?

They are restricted to tents, locked up for the husband. There is no such thing as going out. When he comes home – they are there. There is no such thing in Paradise as a man coming home and not finding his wife there.

Whew! That's a load off my mind. But what happens after a few weeks and I have "broken in" all my virgins. Surely, something can be done to restore their virginity?

Unfortunately, our cleric did not address this issue just yet. But others have suggested perpetual virginity for all 72. Maybe a cleric can clarify this further in the future.

Seems like pretty good motivation to leave this world for the next. No wonder so many ignorant men have wasted their lives as terrorists. Unfortunately, they will be bitterly disapointed in their afterlife "reward." And that is just sad.

Monday, September 28, 2009

HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!

For those getting the feed on Facebook, you will need to click on the link below to see the video - its worth it.

Since it is forbidden to criticize our dear leader without being called a racist, we must resort to other means to express our disappointment with the direction of our country. One of these is ridicule. So I give you Dennis and his explanation of government oppression from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is?
ARTHUR: I am your king!
WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.
ARTHUR: You don't vote for kings.
WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become king then?
ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king!
DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.


Priceless! Watch the entire scene below:





Speaking of films, I just watched Der Untergang (2004) this weekend. Its a German film about the last days of Hitler. One of the better films I have seen on the topic for those that do not mind subtitles.

As the end approaches, even the most loyal supporters start to see the madness of Hitler and National Socialism. And while a few "patriots" follow Hitler to the grave - some quite literally, most Germans realize Hitler was a power hungry psychotic. Unfortunately, for the 50 million who lost their lives, that was discovered far too late.

The lesson we learn is to not follow a cult of personality. They will simply use you and quickly discard you when they are done. Develop principles and values and stick to them. Support candidates that support those values. Avoid supporting people because of their charisma or charm. Charm is just a con game. BTW - one of the meanings of charm is bewitch. Something to think about each election season.

Good film if you get a chance to see it, and its available online.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Get Out Of Jail Free...

Yet again, Obama releases more GITMO folks back into the wild. We've got people planning to blow up buildings here in the US (see last post) and the POTUS has put us back in pre-9/11 mode - fighting terrorism with lawyers.

The Department of Justice Saturday evening announced that two detainees had been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Ireland, and one had been transferred to Yemen.
Obama Administration Frees Three More Gitmo Detainees

Maybe just maybe this is part of a tag and release operation where we are tracking these guys. I know I'm dreaming when it comes to this administration actually desiring to prevent terrorism.

Gosh, I hope they didn't have to fly coach.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Thought The World Loved Us Now...

DALLAS - James T. Jacks, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, and Robert E. Casey, Jr., Special Agent in Charge for the Dallas Office of the FBI, announced today that Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, 19, has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Smadi, who was under continuous surveillance by the FBI, was arrested today near Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower located at 1445 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas, after he placed an inert/inactive car bomb at the location. Smadi, a Jordanian citizen in the U.S. illegally, lived and worked in Italy, Texas, (approximately 45 miles south of Dallas).

He has repeatedly espoused his desire to commit violent Jihad and has been the focus of an undercover FBI investigation.
FBI arrests Jordanian citizen for attempting to bomb skyscraper in downtown Dallas


Thank God we have good people on the job trying to protect us from these fanatics.

A Man Among Children...

At the UN global warming hug fest, we heard from the granola children - flakes, fruits and nuts. It was now time to hear from a statesman and an adult, Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic. I quote from his remarks.


When looking for an appropriate reaction to the problems connected with the current crisis, we should build on the idea that the crisis was basically a failure of governments, not markets.

--- snip ---

Let us not delude ourselves that the economic cycle and its consequences can be prevented by the more extensive government regulation or by aiming at global governance of the world economy.

--- snip ---


I do, however, want to emphasize that the measures proposed to combat climate change represent another heavy burden, for both the developed countries which are falling into deep fiscal deficits now and for developing countries and this is in a situation when the rich countries, often pushing this agenda at international forums, are losing their ability to compensate the poorer countries for the impact of these additional costs.


He then added this parting shot to a reporter.

"It was sad and it was frustrating. It's a propagandistic exercise where 13-year-old girls from some far-away country perform a pre-rehearsed poem," he said. "It's simply not dignified."


He is my favorite foreign leader. Having grown up under Communism he understands what freedoms are at stake if the world buys into this hoax.

Since Americans don't seem to care about the Constitutional requirement for a natural born citizen anymore, I say Vaclav Klaus for President 2012! Or at least someone with the cojones to speak the truth about the global warming hoax.


"Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. The IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It's neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment." -- Vaclav Klaus

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Granola Day At The UN...

Nothing but fruits, nuts and flakes at the UN today including our dear leader. Here are some highlights!

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, one of the many despots allowed to speak, had these words of wisdom:

"How can we be happy about the world security if the world is controlled by four or five powers?"

And then,

"It should not be called the Security Council, it should be called the Terror Council."

Pulling out his tin foil he added,

"Perhaps this swine virus may be one of those viruses that was created in the laboratory and it went out of control because it was meant in the beginning to be used as a military weapon."


Not to be outdone, Obama put it all on the line with some deep thoughts for the world.

"Responsibility and leadership in the 21st century demand more. In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate other nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed."

Yep, America is leader of the free world no more. We're just like every other worthless little dictatorship. He even threw Israel under the bus with this radical departure in American policy towards Israel (emphasis mine).

"We continue to call on Palestinians to end incitement against Israel. And we continue to emphasize that America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements."

And of course you just knew he had to plug the global warming hoax.

"The danger posed by climate change cannot be denied. Our responsibility to meet it must not be deferred. If we continue down our current course, every member of this assembly will see irreversible changes within their borders."

Scary!


Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, along with other leftist leaders in South America, demanded that Honduran law and the will of its people be ignored.

"The international community demands that Mr. Zelaya immediately return to the presidency of his country."


The closing act was Iranian President Imamadnutjob who offered these parting words.

"Our nation has gone through a glorious and fully democratic election, opening a new chapter for our country in the march toward national progress and enhanced international interactions entrusted me once more with a large majority."

I'll be here all week. Be sure and tip your waitresses and bartenders!"


The United Nations started as a noble dream of nations discussing and solving disputes in a civilized manner. Now its more like a big bowl of granola - flakes, fruit and nuts. Why is the "President" of Iran, Libya or any 3rd world dictatorship taken seriously. I mean really.

Maybe its time to cut off funds and send all these baby blue beret wearing leftists packing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No Mas!

If you've read any of my writing on the global warming hoax, you know deep at the core of the movement are people determined to bring about the end of capitalism. They are green on the outside, but socialist red on the inside. You can see that by the "solutions" offered to combat global warming. They usually involve much higher taxes, more regulation, global wealth redistribution and a much larger government bureaucracy to "manage" the lives of us simpletons not on the government payroll.

During this week of exciting global warming meetings at the UN, I present for your amusement the President of Bolivia Evo Morales, heretofore referred to as BEVO, for the amount of bovine excrement coming from his keyboard on the global warming hoax. BEVO is the leader of the socialist party in Bolivia referred to as MAS, the Spanish word for "more" - keep that in mind as we proceed.

He wrote this lovely piece of Barbra Streisand in 2008:

Competition and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system are destroying the planet. Under Capitalism we are not human beings but consumers. Under Capitalism Mother Earth does not exist, instead there are raw materials. Capitalism is the source of the asymmetries and imbalances in the world. It generates luxury, ostentation and waste for a few, while millions in the world die from hunger in the world. (My emphasis)

--- BEVO - Capitalism and the free market system has done more for humans in the last 200 years than ANY economic or political structure in the history of mankind. More wealth has been created and distributed than has existed in the entire history of the world! And the standard of living has advanced at a phenomenal rate in countries that have embraced free markets. Every major technological, scientific or medical advancement/achievement of note has originated in countries that are at least somewhat capitalistic in nature.

It is the free countries that have done the most to reduce pollution and clean the environment. America has one of the highest standards of living and leads the world in producing even more efficient cars and industry. Why? Because waste is not profitable. The profit motive is what produces innovation. It is the desire to build wealth that creates opportunity and raises the standard of living for all!

Heck, even the "poor" in America live like kings compared to the average citizen living in socialist countries. And if the "poor" are so inclined, they can get up off their butt here in the "evil" US and within a few short years, be a business tycoon creating jobs for another generation. It just takes a dream and some hard work. In a capitalist system, there is opportunity, not so much in the socialist countries.

It is only in the tin-pot dictatorships and 3rd world "managed" economies of countries like say, Bolivia, where people continue to live in squalor. And apparently with BEVO in charge, that is unlikely to change. Even if billions were stolen from "wealthy" nations to combat "global warming" and given to socialist nations, they would simply continue to stash it in their personal foreign bank accounts and pay off their cronies.

I find this Wikipedia entry fascinating as it reflects what's wrong with the left's mindset:

Despite its (Bolivia) abundance of natural resources, there are not enough jobs for the people and the Bolivian government is unable to provide enough. (My emphasis)

It is NOT the role of government to provide jobs. Government cannot create wealth. Government will fail every time if/when people depend on it for their livelihood. Bolivia is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, but somehow can't figure out how to prosper. If it weren't so sad, it would be funny.

One final BEVO thought:

We need a World Environment and Climate Change Organisation to which multilateral trade and financial organisations are subordinated, so as to promote a different model of development that environmentally friendly and resolves the profound problems of impoverishment. This organisation must have effective follow-up, verification and sanctioning mechanisms to ensure that the present and future agreements are complied with.

Umm...not no, but HELL no. I will never subordinate United States sovereignty to a bunch of blue-beret wearing socialists at the UN. The US has already plunged too far down the rat hole of socialism, its time to turn the ship around.

BTW - I'm sure Big Al Gore has been lobbying to be El Jefe of the newly created World Environment and Climate Change Organisation. That would be swell!

Lawyers, Tort Reform & Health Care...

You want to lower the price of health care? Take a look what Mississippi has done. In 2004, Mississippi and its Governor Haley Barbour took on the task of reigning in the malpractice abuse in their state. Malpractice liability insurance premiums dropped by 41% and claims dropped by more than 90%.

Why is that not even being considered by Democrats in Washington? Must not hurt the feelings of the trial lawyers, a key enabler of Democrat candidates I guess.

It takes Obama 6-8 months to decide if he will give his Generals in Afghanistan the troops requested. But he wants to dismantle the best health care in the world in less than 30 days without discussion!

Here is an excerpt from a great article on the subject:

"It's mysterious to me that the administration and the leadership of Congress talk about health care reform and the goal of reducing costs, and yet refuse to put tort reform into the legislation," he said. "I believe $200, $250 billion a year in health care costs is caused by litigation. It may be more than that. But this is the lowest hanging fruit, this ain't rocket science."
Here's your 'demonstration project,' Mr. President -- it's called Mississippi

Saturday, September 19, 2009

That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.

I almost missed it!

Today is talk like a pirate day!

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Here is an example of Pirate talk:

Arrr, we need better leadership in Washin'ton.

I'll order a beer from Juliana tonight t' celebrate SMUs 'ictory.

Thanks God its not rainin' again today.

Aye.

Pirate Talk Translator

Friday, September 18, 2009

White Flag Flies At The White House...

Obama has gone to great lengths to bankrupt the country through reckless spending, destroy the domestic auto industry, threatened a government takeover of health care and of course his worldwide apology tour. If that was not enough, he has cancelled plans to deploy a missile defense system in Eastern Europe and essentially, given the green light to Iran to proceed with building a nuclear weapon.

The Russians are of course giddy that they have forced the weak POTUS to renege on the promised deployment. The Poles and Czechs viewed the presence of American military as an added deterrent towards a newly aggressive Russia - see Georgia.

Now they see America as a country that cannot be trusted. Well, at least they see Obama as such.

For an interesting perspective from a Pole, click here for a letter on the subject.

I find it interesting that Obama has so quickly abandoned our allies in Eastern Europe to appease Russia, while at the same time Russia is actively engaging and arming countries in the Americas. Chief among these is the little dictatorship of Venezuela.

He has also steadfastly refused to acknowledge that what happened in Honduras is NOT a coup, but a lawful removal of a would-be socialist dictator. It really makes you wonder what makes Obama so eager to side with tyrants, aggressors and socialists throughout the world.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who Are The Real Racists?

We are told that any opposition to President Obama is racist. And anyone that opposes wasteful government spending, ACORN corruption, tax cheats writing tax laws or a government takeover of health care is a racist. If you attend a tea party protest, obviously you are a racist. If you believe true freedom exists only when you free yourself from the government plantation, well, quite naturally, you are a racist.



This was one of my favorite signs at the 9-12 rally (If you can't see the picture click here or here):

When liberals cannot debate the facts, they rely on personal attacks. Truth is a stranger to them. Its like light to a vampire.

The reason so many people oppose the current administration has nothing to do with skin color and everything to do with their actions. Wasn't that what Martin Luther King argued quite passionately for in his speeches, that we judge a man by the quality of his character?

But that doesn't match up with the left's template. "Conservatives want to starve children. They want to force the elderly to eat dog food. They hate minorities!"

When in reality, its the liberal policies that are currently being pushed that are much more likely to cause the early demise of grandma. Or in the case of auto dealers or insurance salesmen, put you out of business. Or keep you stuck on the government plantation living in government housing and trying to live off of government handouts taken from fellow citizens. Who are the real racists here? People determined to keep you living in poverty as useful idiots to the liberal cause, or those trying to free you to a better life?

Government will never make you prosperous. Only hard work, education and a God-inspired willingness to change can do that. Taking money from one group to give it to another simply equalizes the misery. You will never succeed in life by stealing from someone else, even if it is the government doing the taking!


Lloyd Marcus is an entertainer and a Conservative. He has produced numerous YouTube videos in support of Conservative values. He was part of the Tea Party bus tour that crossed America, heading towards Washington. I want to quote from his piece and encourage you to click on the link to read his entire story.

As I said, I am a singer, songwriter, entertainer and columnist using my gifts to spread the message that conservatism is best for all Americans. Liberal’s response to my YouTube videos, columns and performances on the Tea Party Express have been extremely racist, vicious and hate filled. In their incredible arrogance, they vilify me for loving my country and not viewing myself as a victim of white America. In the sick minds of liberals, as a black man in America, I must support president Obama regardless of his policies. I must resent white America. I must feel entitled to the earnings of other Americans. My belief that my success or failure is totally in the hands of myself and my God is an anathema to them.

As to the claim that the tea party protesters are racist, they are not. Quite the opposite. At every rally with thousands in attendance, I was overwhelmingly showered with affection and thanks for standing up for America. At one rally, a sign read, “Lloyd Marcus for President”. These protesters are not racist. They are decent hard working ordinary Americans who love their country and disapprove of the radial changes planned by the Obama administration. Race is not an issue with them. They have deep concerns for their country.
Black Tea Party Express Tour Team Member Experiences Racism



When liberals are losing the debate, the only thing left to play is the race card. But that dog doesn't hunt anymore.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Age Of Stupid...

I was off on Monday and decided to take in a movie. I got my times mixed up and ended up watching Whiteout, since that was the only film starting within the next 45 minutes. With the exception of the first 10 minutes featuring Kate Beckinsale climbing in the shower, which had absolutely no bearing on the film I might add, the film was a complete waste of $7.25. Plus of course the $100 or so I spent for my fruit punch.

Before the film started, there was a preview for a new docudrama called the Age Of Stupid. I thought it a very appropriate title since it is yet another Al Gore inspired "global warming" propaganda film. There will be a big event around 9/21 in theaters throughout the world to promote and show this piece of garbage. All the pretty people are apart of this, who doesn't want to "save the planet" in real life, especially if they don't get to do it onscreen quite often.

I really thought this scam had been thoroughly debunked. I am shocked and dismayed that there are still Al Gore disciples trying to fool people into thinking that they are somehow "destroying the planet" when they drive their SUV to the store. So once again, let me try and persuade you that man is NOT responsible for changes in the earth's climate.

Here are some great source articles. Read them with an open mind and ask yourself this question, "who really benefits from this scam?"

From the Australian press, debunking 10 popular global warming myths: Global warming alarmists out in cold

Its the sun, stupid: Sunspot cycles may hold key to global warming, cooling - Which would also explain the warming in the past on the other planets where no SUVs are present.

Will the polar bears freeze instead of drown?: Arctic sea ice melt appears to have turned the corner for 2009 - Arctic ice minimum coverage 2009 (5.25 million km2) - minimum 2008 (4.71 million km2)

US 2009 Summer 34th COOLEST on record: NOAA: Summer Temperature Below Average for U.S.

By far, the greatest source of C02 is the ocean. When the waters warm, CO2 is released. This cycle has continued for centuries: THE ACQUITTAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE - Long but worthy of a read if you really seek the truth.

Global warming alarmists may have noble intentions. But they are useful idiots for those like Al Gore who hope to profit from the scare, and socialists who hope to expand government through vain attempts to stop "global warming." That is why the solutions offered always include draconian tax increases, massive expansion of government and more regulation.

President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, certainly no stranger to the dangers of socialism, made a speech in France recently. Here is an excerpt:

The advocates of global warming alarmism ask for an almost unprecedented expansion of government intrusion, of government intervention into our lives and of government control over us. We are pushed into accepting rules about how to live, what to do, how to behave, what to consume, what to eat, how to travel. It is unacceptable. Radical, human freedom and prosperity endangering measures and policies owing to global warming are not necessary.
Czech President: Neosocialism Threatens Europe

Just remember, the leaders of the global warming scam are green on the outside, but red as can be on the inside. Nobody on the right is suggesting that we pollute or destroy the planet. We are just rejecting the fear-based plunge towards more socialism based on really bad science. Trying to fight "global warming" or even worse change the climate, would truly make this the age of stupid.