Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Repeating The Mistakes of The Past

Words of Wisdom From Jim Rogers:

Click here for NewsBusters commentary.

Click here for additional insight into how FDR made a bad situation FAR worse and made it last FAR longer.

With the passage of the $700 billion bailout and all the subsequent bailout follies, we are already well on our way to repeating the mistakes of FDR --- whose economic follies are loved by Socialist ideologues everywhere.

Contrary to media hysteria, our current conditions are not even remotely close to the conditions of The Great Depression. And, I defy ANYONE to present ANY hard data to the contrary.

Click here and examine our current conditions against all of history SUBSEQUENT to The Great Depression.

What IS similar is that our idiot politicians are taking a bad situation and making it far, FAR worse.

Click here and here to learn how Socialist ideologues --- pursuing housing policies similar to those of FDR --- got us into this mess.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Environmentalism is the New Religion

Environmentalism is the new religion:

Note: If the video fails to load, click here and view it from the source.

Click here for the climate change alarmist theme song.
(It doubles as the theme song for all Leftist agendas.)

Return to Climate Change 101

Forecast Earth Nixed

Quoting Watts Up With That:

“It looks like TWC [The Weather Channel] has ditched their entire environmental unit, and possibly also host Heidi Cullen”
Click the image of Heidi Cullen
& read the rest:

Click the image of Heidi Cullen & read the rest


I sincerely hope Heidi Cullen is fired.

In my opinion, Ms. Cullen is nothing but a scare mongering huckster who does NOTHING to advance the understanding of the peer reviewed science surrounding climate change.

Click here to learn more.

Red Hot Lies

Quoting the inside flap of “Red Hot Lies” (I added the links):

“Liars--Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger government, more spending, and more regulation, will use any means necessary to scare you out of your wits--as well as your tax dollars and your liberties--with threats of rising oceans, deadly droughts, and unspeakable future consequences of ‘climate change.’ In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, the global warming alarmists--and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money--resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate. In Red Hot Lies, bestselling author Christopher Horner--himself the target of Greenpeace dirty tricks and alarmist smears--exposes the dark underbelly of the environmental movement. Power-hungry politicians blacklist scientists who reject global warming alarmism. U.S. senators threaten companies that fund climate change dissenters. Mainstream media outlets openly reject the notion of ‘balance.’ The occasional unguarded scientist candidly admits the need to twist the facts to paint an uglier picture in order to keep the faucet of government money flowing. In the name of ‘saving the planet,’ anything goes. But why the nasty tactics? Why the cover ups, lies, and intimidation? Because Al Gore and his ilk want to use big government at the local, state, federal, and global level to run your life, and they can brook no opposition. But the actual facts, as Red Hot Lies makes clear, aren't nearly as scary as their fiction.”
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Click the image & buy the book
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NewsBusted Video - 11/21/08

NewsBusted Comedy Show 11/21/08:

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Obama on Climate Change

The Messiah on Climate Change:

That is just SCARY STUPID!
Click here and here for Op-Eds.

1) Obama points to marginal increases in sea level as evidence supporting his lunatic agenda.

Click here for some “inconvenient truths” on sea levels (backed by peer reviewed science).

2) Obama points to hurricanes as evidence supporting his lunatic agenda.

Inconvenient (substantiated) facts on hurricanes:

A) Most deaths - 1900, Galveston
B) Most costly - 1926, SE Florida/Alabama
(after adjusting for Inflation, Population and Wealth Normalization)
C) Most intense - 1935, FL Keys
D) Decade with most hurricane strikes (Continental US) - 1941-1950
E) Decade with most major hurricane strikes (Continental US) - 1941-1950

Even the VERY most vocal hurricane alarmist has reconsidered his stance in the face of the FACTS.

3) Care to put current temperatures into historical context (per peer reviewed science)?

Click here for Part I.

Click here for Part II.

4) Care to put atmospheric CO2 into historical context (per peer reviewed science)?

Click here and do so.

5) Obama claims “the science [on Climate Change] is beyond dispute”.

Well, actually, it is! And, unlike ignorant, gutless politicians (such as Obama), the overwhelming majority of scientists agree that government SHOULD NOT REGULATE CO2!

Unfortunately, blatant propagandists masquerading as so-called “journalists” LIE to the public about this (and everything else) 24x7x365!

And, that is precisely how this soon to be Bozo-in-Chief got elected.

6) Obama previously promised to bankrupt the coal industry and his “cap and trade” system will do just that.

But, coal generates 48.5% of the electricity for this nation and Obama will have grossly insufficient capacity to replace that base load generation from coal!

Get ready to do without electricity! What a shock that will be to all those ignorant kiddies who elected Obama. Poor kiddies! No more I-Pods!

Air Force One 2009

The Crappiest Generation of Spoiled Idiots

The Crappiest Generation of Spoiled Idiots:

There are, of course, exceptions to every rule.
Click here for an op-ed based on this clip.

Hat Tip to Dr. Perry at Carpe Diem.

How to End Piracy

Background Information:

Click here for more background information.

Quoting HotAir:

“Navies in the region have to start blowing pirates out of the water when intercepted. At present, the risk/reward ratio has become distorted — which is why piracy has gotten out of control. The pirates see little risk and accrue great rewards, mostly through hostaging the crews of the boats they seize.”
Click the image & read the rest:
 Click the image & read the rest

Since Yahoo news links seem to disappear over time, I will note that the referenced AP article can also be found here.

Although I cannot, at the moment, find substantiating evidence; I seem to recall that, in another example of Political Correctness run amuck, International law now forbids merchant vessels from using firearms to defend themselves.

There is a very simple solution to this problem. Strategically mount a few .50 caliber machine guns on every merchant ship. Anybody who approaches within some specified distance gets a warning shot across the bow. Approach any closer and they get blown out of the water (without expectation of rescue).

If machine guns are not enough of a deterrent, increase the firepower until the vessels are capable of self defense.

That would end piracy completely and immediately. It would also cause the PC crowd --- who do not believe in the principle of self-defense --- to go apoplectic (two birds with one stone --- win/win).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Media Malpractice - How Obama Got Elected

Some of the most breathtakingly ignorant and ill-informed voters in history elected our new messiah.

Had a veto prone Republican President been able to moderate the Socialist impulses of the Reid/Pelosi Congress, our country might have survived the most extremely Leftist Congress in our entire history.

Our country has been heavily burdened by past examples where Democrats wielded similar power over the entire federal government. Absent major reforms, those past structural changes alone would be enough to destroy this nation.

Under Obama/Reid/Pelosi, not only will we not get the necessary reforms, we WILL see even larger structural changes from which we will NEVER recover. In short, I am utterly convinced the American Dream is over.

What killed the American Dream? Media malpractice, plain, pure and simple. This journalist (and Democrat) knows it and this journalist even more forcefully asserts the point. Hell, even Dan Rather knows it. Even the FAR Left Editor of our FAR Left local paper knows it.

Doubt me? Just recall this post and/or this collection of posts before watching the following video:

Click here to learn more.
Heads need to ROLL! Seriously!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Waltzing on The Titanic

A frequent theme in my postings is the notion that Socialists never learn from their mistakes or their failures. They always believe the most recent failure to achieve their Socialist utopia was just a bad implementation of a great ideology.

That theme appeared recently in a post from my local blog. Today, our local Socialists have proven me correct yet again. They can no longer deny what has been obvious for years. They now admit that the Socialist housing utopia which they have promoted for many, many years is yet another miserable failure in a tragically long line of Socialist housing utopia failures.

And, true to form, they fail, yet again, to understand that their ideology is fundamentally and fatally flawed. They remain convinced that their Socialist housing utopia is just around the corner and, by gum, THIS TIME they’re gonna get it right.

No they won’t! They never have, they never will and they NEVER LEARN!

You see, only the terminally naïve and the hopelessly gullible are capable of embracing Socialism in the first place. Therefore, it is no surprise that they never understand Socialism’s fatal flaws. Nor is it any surprise that young people embrace Socialism in FAR greater numbers than us older and wiser folks.

All of which brings to mind an excellent article from American Thinker. I’ve been there, seen that and had the exact same conversations with the same sorts of people.

Quoting Larrey Anderson at American Thinker:

“America's young people helped elect Barack Obama. Way to go kids! This article is for you. Let's take a look at your future.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

What a pity that too few in this country have any interest in learning from the history of other countries.

Say goodbye to the American Dream. It was nice while it lasted.

Click here to learn more.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cartoon of the Day - 11/14/08

Yes, the media did run a nearly flawless race.
What a shame that the voters didn’t see through it.
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Score One for Counter Scientific Ignorance

Quoting Wired Magazine:

“Building an alt[ernative] energy power plant is risky and expensive, but thanks to a new ruling by an Environmental Protection Agency panel, building a coal plant may become riskier and more expensive.”
Click the image (of Goebbels)
and read the rest:

 Click the image (of Goebbels) and read the rest:

Click here for some REAL science on Climate Change.

Click here for a primer on why coal is by FAR our best option for producing electricity.

Hat Tip to Tom Nelson.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How The Voters Bought Into Obama

Quoting Lauri B. Regan at American Thinker:

“I expect that the citizens of this country that voted for Obama based on the blissfulness of empty rhetoric and the dreams of hope and change will very soon be saying, ‘My god!...what have I done?’ We'll see.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
Lauri - I feel your pain and shared your experiences (even through my blog).

Click here to learn more.

P.S.) Lauri’s musical reference:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Liberal Fascists Attacking an Elderly Woman

Liberal Fascists Attacking an Elderly Woman
The primary assault occurs 2:27 into the video:

Click here and here for more examples of similar behavior.
Click here to examine media bias on this topic.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Economic Update - 11/11/08

Please click here and review today’s updates to my long running post examining the state of the economy and refuting those who alleged that we were in a recession during the first half of 2008.

I remain convinced that we were not in a recession during the first half of 2008. I remain convinced that, had the media not so aggressively promoted a recession, it could have been avoided. I do, however, now think it likely (but not yet proven) that we are presently in a relatively minor recession which the NBER will probably eventually conclude started in September, 2008 (plus or minus one month).

As this journalist and this journalist know all too well, the present economic difficulties were absolutely, positively caused by Democrats.

Click here and follow each and every link to better understand exactly how this mess developed and how the American people were deceived by the media into blaming Republicans and handing even more power to the very people who created this mess.

If you read nothing else from the previous link, at least watch the videos then read this link and this link and note the publication dates of each substantiating document.

Click here for an excellent documentary on the same issue (who caused the housing mess).

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today's Cartoon - 11/10/08

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Obama, The Tyrant, Already Defies The People

Quoting STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer:

“President-elect Obama's transition chief said Sunday the incoming administration is looking to reverse President Bush's executive orders on… oil and gas drilling”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

Poll after poll (even after the BP spill) has proven that the American people want us to “Drill Here and Drill NOW”.

Quantitative data from the Paris based IEA verifies that ANWR alone could have prevented the GLOBAL price spikes of 2008.

Those who oppose drilling in ANWR have been very badly misinformed by flatly dishonest propagandists. Click here and learn the facts on ANWR!

ANWR alone could boost our proven reserves by a MEAN estimate of 48%! But, just take a look at the REST of our domestic resources which Obama, the tyrant, plans to place off limits!

Those who believe that CO2 is a significant driver of climate change have been very badly misled by flatly dishonest propagandists. If you still believe the AGW myth, click here to begin the deprogramming process.

Obama has not even taken the oath of office and already his tyrannical approach is OBVIOUS! Look, in 2007, Obama was quantitatively the most Liberal of ALL his peers in the Senate. Obama was to the Left of Bernie Sanders, a self-described Socialist! If anybody was naïve enough to believe that, once Obama took the most powerful job in the entire world, he would suddenly become a Centrist; this move should put that fantasy to rest. It is now abundantly CLEAR that Obama will pander to the very most extreme and the very most destructive elements of the far, far, FAR Left.

Hang on folks! We’re in for a VERY ROUGH RIDE at the hands of an arrogant and ignorant TYRANT!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Death of The American Idea

Quoting Mark Steyn at NRO
(I inserted the link):

“If you went back to the end of the 19th century and suggested to, say, William McKinley that one day Americans would find themselves choosing between a candidate promising to guarantee your mortgage and a candidate promising to give ‘tax cuts’ to millions of people who pay no taxes he would scoff at you for concocting some patently absurd H G Wells dystopian fantasy. Yet it happened. Slowly, remorselessly, government metastasized to the point where it now seems entirely normal for Peggy Joseph of Sarasota, Florida to vote for Obama because ‘I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage.’

While few electorates consciously choose to leap left, a couple more steps every election and eventually societies reach a tipping point. In much of the west, it's government health care. It changes the relationship between state and citizen into something closer to pusher and junkie. Henceforth, elections are fought over which party is proposing the shiniest government bauble”

“I disagree with my fellow conservatives who think the Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Frank liberal behemoth will so obviously screw up that they'll be routed in two or four years' time. The President-elect's so-called ‘tax cut’ will absolve 48 per cent of Americans from paying any federal income tax at all, while those that are left will pay more. Just under half the population will be, as Daniel Henninger pointed out in the Wall Street Journal, on the dole. By 2012, it will be more than half, and this will be an electorate where the majority of the electorate will be able to vote itself more lollipops from the minority of their compatriots still dumb enough to prioritize self-reliance, dynamism, and innovation over the sedating cocoon of the nanny state. That is the death of the American idea… For how do you tell an electorate living high off the entitlement hog that it's unsustainable and you've got to give some of it back?”
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Click the image & read the rest

Newsflash: It is not only the bottom half of the country which is bringing about the death of the American dream!

Here in the ski resort paradise of Steamboat Springs, I regularly rub elbows with my wealthier (and more Leftist) friends and routinely listen to them discuss how to game the Medicare system for their next elective (ultra expensive) surgery. My misguided friends myopically embrace their bondage for the sake of a shiny new bionic hip (at Sonny’s expense) and the greatest country ever slips one step closer to death.

My friends could easily pay for their own various elective surgeries. But, they might have to settle for a $1,000,000 home rather than a $1,100,000 home. Goodness knows, THAT would be FAR too punitive a burden for these poor victims --- better to kill the goose and let the next generation find their own golden eggs.

The ONLY ray of hope is that Democrats may not get the supermajority they hoped for in the Senate. IF a few Republicans grow enough of a spine to filibuster the ultra Socialist agenda from the Left, we MIGHT be able to fend off the next nail in the coffin --- the completion of the nationalizing of our healthcare system (1/6th of the economy and growing).

Socialist Entitlements are killing this country!

Click here to understand the cause of and the ONLY cure for deficit spending.

Click here to understand how previous Democratic supermajorities have brought us to this point in history.

Personally, I would rather we completely eliminate all Entitlements at every level of government. Government should NEVER engage in charity! Not only is charity NOT a proper role of government, government is the WORST possible way to deliver charity (or any other goods or services).

For now, I would settle for this roadmap as a baby step in keeping the patient on life support just long enough to deliver a real cure for what ails us.

Enough of this “Socialist-Lite” alternative to hardcore Marxism! “Give me liberty or give me death” should be the new rallying cry of the Republican Party. If the party dies and our great nation sinks into the spineless Euro-Socialist sewer (soon to be overrun by Islamo-Fascism), at least the party will have died an honorable death (along with the not so honorable death of the American Dream and the rest of Western Civilization).

Does Nero ring a bell?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Saving Our Economy - What's Next

The following is an excellent analysis
of how this housing mess evolved:

The DVD can be purchased here.

Also check out this video series.

Click here for additional insight into how FDR made a bad situation FAR worse and made it last FAR longer. Let’s hope we do NOT repeat that dreadful mistake! Unfortunately, with the passage of the $700 billion bailout, we are already well on our way to doing so.

Click here to learn more.

The Blue Cancer

Thanks to the so-called “profession” of so-called “journalism”, the blue cancer spread this year.

But, at the county level, it remains a red country.

As for the future, click here and decide if you will walk on four legs or two. Decide whether to fight the blue cancer or allow it to kill the patient.

The Era of Peggy The Moocher

With the election over, I can finally confess. I did not support McCain so much as oppose Obama. As usual, I supported the lesser of two evils (more so than ever before).

But for their short-sighted approach to the Iraq war, I would probably support the Libertarians. Instead, I remain a GDI (gosh darn Independent) simply looking for those politicians which will do the least harm (as the ever ignorant masses swoon (in sync with their “journalist” puppet masters) over those who will surely do the most harm).

Michelle Malkin at IBD Editorials pretty well sums up my view.

Click the image & read the analysis:
Click the image & read the analysis
Click here for a few related posts.

Click here and decide if you will walk on four legs or two.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama, Reid, Pelosi - Welcome the Three Headed Monster

Welcome the arrival of the 3 headed monster.
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Rest assured, the harm done by this monster
will be blamed on Bush.

But, just click here and witness one tiny example
of the harm already done by Reid and Pelosi.

Click here for more cartoons
from The Ryskind Sketchbook.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NewsBusted Video - 11/4/08

NewsBusted Comedy Show 11/4/08:

Jody wasn’t kidding about vetting Joe,
the plumber, rather than Barack Obama.

Today, on CNN:

I wonder if Rick Sanchez has any idea
who ALREADY pays the taxes.
What a sorry excuse for a “journalist”!

Click here to view more NewsBusted comedy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Obama, Shaman

Here, I ask the reader to weave the following commentary together with this post and this commentary.

Our primary expectation of our leaders should be that they preserve our liberties. If our primary expectation becomes that our leaders should ease all our pains and lift all our burdens, we will lose all our liberties and heap upon ourselves unbearable pains and burdens.

How do we know this? Only because all of human history proves it so.

Be careful what you ask for on November 4th!

Quoting Michael Knox Beran:

“Rather than acknowledge the limitations of our condition, the liberal continually contrives [counterproductive] panaceas that will [purportedly] enable us to transcend it.”
But, these panaceas always make matters worse.

Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

Bonus points for anyone who can correlate
the following song with this post:

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Doubts Persist About Obama's Birth Certificate

Quoting WorldNetDaily:

“If an original Hawaii-doctor-generated and Hawaii-hospital-released Obama birth certificate exists, why wouldn't the senator and his campaign simply order the document released and end the controversy?

That Obama has not ordered Hawaii officials to release the document leaves doubts as to whether an authentic Hawaii birth certificate exists for Obama.

Rather, the failure to release the document fuels the theory – true or not – that the Obama family, shortly after Obama's birth overseas, returned to Hawaii and registered at the Hawaii Department of Health the original Obama birth certificate that had been issued by the doctor and hospital that delivered Obama in Kenya.”
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Obama - Not Acceptable as Commander-in-Chief

How could any thoughtful American
even CONSIDER voting for Obama?

Hat tip to Porcupine Rim.

Propagandists Prefer Democrats - Anybody Surprised?

Quoting NewsBusters:

“Of those who say they voted for major party candidates, the proportion of leading journalists who supported the Democratic candidate never drops below 80 percent.”
Click the image (of Goebbels)
and read the rest:

 Click the image (of Goebbels) and read the rest:

Anybody who finds this even remotely surprising must have spent their entire life in Manhattan or some other equally provincial cave.

Hell, even SNL knows the media have been in the tank for Obama from the very beginning:

IF Obama wins this election, it will have been entirely due to the UTTER lack of ANY integrity from those blatant propagandists who have the audacity to call themselves “journalists”.

To quote that rarest of all breeds, an honest journalist:

“ The traditional media is playing a very, very dangerous game. With its readers, with the Constitution, and with its own fate.”
Click here to learn more.

Change You Can Count On

Change You Can Count On:

But, when Obama is through with you,
will YOU have any change (in your pocket)?

Obama Promises to Bankrupt the Coal Industry

If you vote for Obama, you deserve what’s coming to you. And, what is coming is an economic nightmare.

Democrats caused the current economic woes. Voters don’t understand that because, with only VERY rare exceptions, we no longer have journalists, only propagandists (serving the Democrats).

Democrats will take the current economic woes and make them far, FAR worse (as they have already done with the Federal deficit). The following YouTube clip is just one MORE example of how that will be done.

Mind you, the economic devastation promised in this clip will be done in the name of the single greatest hoax EVER perpetrated on the human race! And, again, it was the propagandists in the media who perpetrated the hoax.

Listen to Obama Promise Economic Ruin:

Click here and verify where your electricity comes from.
Click here and examine the cost of viable alternative fuels.
Click here to learn more about America’s coal resources.

Click the image & read about the usual
spin from the usual propagandists:

 Click the image (of Goebbels) and read about the usual spin from the usual propagandists:
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