Sunday, December 26, 2010

Global Warming Updates...

Global warming agitation has had numerous setbacks recently. First, it was the corrupted data that hid the decline in temperatures. And of course mother nature hasn't cooperated as temperatures continue to defy the weather "experts" and decline - sometimes in spectacular fashion.

So it is with great sadness we find that the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the outfit that was created to profit, I mean trade carbon offsets has closed. The organization was a who's who of Democrats and their cronies hoping to enlarge their fortunes by forcing Americans to pay for the right to use energy. Here is an excerpt from a
great article on the subject.

(CCX) planning was initiated thanks to a $345,000 grant from the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation to Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management to study and test the viability of a future carbon-credit market.

This transaction occurred when a young community organizer, Barack Obama, served on the Joyce Foundation's board of directors, along with his mentor, present White House advisor Valerie Jarret. Eventually Joyce Foundation startup contributions for CCX totaled about $1.1 million, and its president, Paula DiPerna, later left the organization to become executive vice president of CCX.

If you are awake and breathing, you should have figured it out by now. The global warming campaign has nothing to do with changing the climate. The reality is that the climate is way too large and complex for man to have any real impact, except on a very local level. It has always been about transferring wealth first to poor nations, who are kept in squalor by the green Nazis and not allowed to industrialize and develop. A side benefit would be to transfer wealth into the hands of Barack Obama, Al Gore, Franklin Gaines and a host of liberals who like wealth, as long as they are the only ones that have it. For the industrialized world, we get to see our way of living destroyed and our hard earned tax dollars sent overseas. Bring on Cap and Tax!!

But don't be alarmed, the green army marches on. Spending billions in taxpayer dollars and burning tons of fossil fuels, they converged on "sunny" Cancun to decide the fate of the world. You would think people so concerned about the environment could figure out a way to video conference. But that wouldn't be any fun.

And quite predictably, Cancun experienced the coldest temperatures in a century during the conference and toga party. It has become a tradition that whenever green Nazis meet, count on some defiant weather extreme.

For an update on these freedom-killing zombies at the UN, here is an excerpt from an article on the Cancun confab.

That the Cancun summit was never a climate conference at all has become increasingly obvious. Even before it began, IPCC Working Group III co-chair Ottmar Edenhofer said, COP-16 is actually “one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War…. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy.” In fact, it has “almost nothing to do with the environmental policy.” Its real purpose “is redistributing the world's wealth and natural resources.”

I can sleep safer at night knowing the blue berets and the green Nazis are out there working to save the world!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This day in history - After being surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge (WW2), the acting commander of the 101st Airborne, Brigadier General McAuliffe, received a written surrender request from German General Luttwitz. McAuliffe replied, “NUTS!”

For a few days, it looked like much of the gains after the Normandy invasion might be lost during a German counterattack into Belgium. After initial success, the Allied forces rallied and sent reinforcements to Bastogne, a key city that controlled several major roads in the area. The reinforcements included the 101st Airborne and elements of the 10th Armored Division and the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Facing them were 4 German divisions including two armored divisions that surrounded the city.

The Allied forces held out for 7 days until clear weather allowed for supplies to be dropped and the arrival of reinforcements ended the siege.

For a week in December of 1944 things looked bleak. But it was the moxie of American leaders and fighting men that snatched victory from defeat.

Its that same attitude Americans need right now. We have seen the incredible assaults on freedom and the destruction of jobs during the last two years - Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Net Neutrality, Union Expansion (Card Check), as well as Drilling Moratoriums.

We have watched our money, that we don't even have, wasted on bailouts, turtle trails, reparations to black farmers who never set foot on a farm and every other idiotic liberal wet dream and wealth transfer imaginable.

Time after time we have seen tax cheats and ethically tainted Democrats retain their positions or even get promoted and never pay the penalty for breaking the law.

Its time for real Americans to say, "NUTS!"

The real change starts right now with a new Congress.

We will fight to turn the tide of socialism and reign in a government completely out of control.

We will rid the Republican Party of DIABLOs (Democrats in all but label only) - If you are going to support socialist causes by voting with Democrats, why soil the GOP label?

We will elect leaders in 2012 that believe in America, believe in freedom and will defend the Constitution.

And to those hellbent on destroying this country and turning it into some glorified 3rd world hellhole, we say, "NUTS!"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Deconstructing Tingles...

Chris Matthews, Mr. "thrill up my leg" himself, hosts a show called Hardball. Since few people watch it, I thought it would be helpful to post a video and let you see what you are missing. You can also access the video here if you have trouble viewing it.

This segment deals exclusively with Sarah Palin, a favorite target of the far left. His guests are Richard Wolffe, some schmuck from the ultra liberal MSNBC network, and Jay Newton-Small, a hyphenated lady from Time, one of the many Democrat house organs still in circulation despite rapidly declining numbers.

At the start, you will notice that all three have a profound hatred and obsession with Governor Palin. The tone is snarky and condescending and really unworthy of professional journalists. But then again this is MSNBC, where even Herr Goebbels would be envious of their methods.

The left long ago created a narrative on Palin. She is dumb, a diva, not well-read, a hick etc etc. Of course none of this is true. But if you repeat it enough times, even liberal simpletons will believe it to be true. Matthews starts the interview by insinuating that Palin does not answer her own interview questions. He has no proof, but liberals love false accusations and truth really does not matter to them anyway. Remember, its the seriousness of the charge that matters.

They then comment on her interview with Barbara Walters, a woman who jumped the shark before the invention of watercraft. Barbara, doing her best Katie Couric impression, asks Palin what she reads. Why this is relevant we will never know. Frankly, I would find it very condescending and I am not a former governor. The video was edited so that only a few sources were listed reinforcing the meme that Palin is uninformed.

One author mentioned that does not get cut is C. S. Lewis, who Richard Wolffe mocks as a "children's book author." Yes, Lewis did write the
Chronicles of Narnia, a beloved children's classic, with a not so subtle Christian message. But he was also one of the premier Christian apologists of the 20th century. Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and Surprised By Joy, along with many other titles by Lewis, are Christian classics. According to the left, liberals are smart and well-read. Are we to assume Mr. Wolffe is simply ignorant of all the works by Lewis, or was he purposely trying to disparage Governor Palin for appreciating one of the great writers of our time? I assume its a little of both.

Chris then segues into his wish that all candidates should be forced to take a test, again implying that Palin might not pass this test. Frankly, I would like to see the same be done for TV personalities. I wonder if these three would pass a test that I would create.

And of course we have the feigned outrage over her slip of the tongue, where she mistakenly said Reagan went to college in California. Yep, you could travel to all
57 states, with one to go, and never find a liberal prone to gaffes like that.

And oh my gosh, Sarah Palin hunts! This is something I have personally experienced in my travels to the blue states. Liberals have an irrational fear of guns and a hatred of people who enjoy hunting. These same people wear leather and fur. And they consume all types of meat. But the thought of someone cutting out the middleman and bagging their own food sends them off the deep end. There are over 45 million hunters in America and several million more gun owners. Tingles might want to rethink his opinion on hunting.

And of course they quoted the "brilliant" screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who was displeased that Palin was a hunter. Why anyone in America would care what any Hollywood leftist has to say is a mystery. But if I'm looking for an opinion on just about anything, I would go with the former governor rather than a
serial drug abuser.

I realize Hardball is not news. I assume it is supposed to be entertainment. It certainly is a window into the soul of the left. And by the way, I know this post was quite snarky. Tingles brings out the worst in me.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Go Sarah Go!

Who is the most powerful Conservative voice in America today?

Who single-handedly reframed the health care debate and drastically slowed the onslaught of the government takeover with nothing more than a Facebook post?

Who after resigning an elected position (which was the right decision for the people of Alaska in the face of frivolous Democrat manufactured ethics charges that were costing taxpayers money and paralyzing state business) is an even more powerful national figure?

During the last Presidential election, which of the four candidates for POTUS and VPOTUS had the most executive and business experience, and was the most familiar with life in the real world?

Who has become a Conservative kingmaker even in faraway local elections?

Who has the most experience working with the energy industry, the lifeblood of a growing economy?

Who is a fundraising and base-energizing dynamo?

Who represents the interests of most Americans when it comes to the most important issues - lower taxes, limited government, stopping the global warming hoax and national defense?

Whose books are both best sellers?

Who turns leftists into foaming at the mouth lunatics, even more so than usual?

Who is most feared by the elitists in New York and Washington, the same folks largely responsible for the current mess in DC?

Who truly is a compassionate Conservative in word and deed?

Sarah Palin is not perfect - nobody is. But she is the strongest Conservative voice in America, and at this point, the best hope to stop the carnage in Washington. If someone better emerges, fantastic. The more strong Conservative leaders the better. I will rally around the one that shares my passion for freedom.

I don't even use the term RINO (Republican In Name Only) to refer to most Republicans these days. They are Democrat-lites, or as Mark Steyn so brilliantly labeled them, DIABLO (Democrat In All But Label Only). I'm tired of them compromising our freedom away. We can't afford any more "hope and change."

I would think all Republicans, Conservatives, or even a few DIABLOs could support limited government, lower taxes, strong national defense and opposing the global warming hoax with its evil "solutions" proposed by AlGore and the UN.

That doesn't sound too "radical" or "right-wing" to me.

As for me, I support Sarah Palin. There are few Conservative leaders on the horizon that have inspired me like Palin. Maybe that makes me a "nutcase" or maybe I am just a patriotic American that loves this country. But until someone else takes up the Conservative cause and stands up to Washington, she's my best hope. And I will not let the propaganda arm of the Democrat party, the mainstream media, or a bunch establishment kingmakers, or even Ivy League-trained pinheads decide who will be my nominee. Been there, done that, and didn't even get a freakin' commemorative T-shirt.

Whether its Palin or some other nominee, it will be a Conservative that loves this country and is committed to reversing the curse of the last few years and actually draining the stinky swamp that is DC.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Too Many Morlocks, Too Few Eloi...

At times, we need a reality check.

People we have over 64 million people completely dependent on some form of government handout. That number will surely expand as 77 million baby boomers retire. And it will grow even more if we suddenly grant citizenship and freebies to millions of illegal aliens. Let's not forget the millions and growing civilian employees who receive a paycheck from the Federal government, which is another liability taxpayers have to cover. Add to that the billions we will spend for the bureaucracy and health care costs under Obamacare - see Medicare and Medicaid for a preview. 60% of the budget is already entitlements (Social Security, Medicaid etc) and interest on the debt and that is BEFORE Obamacare!

Its simple math. Half the population and growing pays virtually no Federal taxes (less than 3% of the entire tax burden), but continually wants more freebies and handouts. Regulations, lawsuits, high taxes and unions keep driving businesses to other countries reducing our tax base and putting more people in the unemployed or underemployed category. The ultra rich, like many Democrats and their supporters, can leave the country or hide their money - see Soros, Rangel, John Kerry etc. There is simply not enough of us ordinary "rich" folks to create or maintain the socialist utopia where everyone has free health care, never works and has a pony in their backyard.

Or put another way, the Morlocks will soon outnumber the Eloi. After they consume all the Eloi, will the Morlocks turn on each other?