Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Screw it! Let's RIDE!

Perhaps in response to this article,
Harley Davidson has a message for America.
They bought a two page color ad in the NYT.
Click the image to enlarge it:

Click the image to enlarge it
Click here for the electronic version of the ad.
But, forget about getting a no doc loan to buy your new hog.

Around here, for now, we say: Screw it! Let’s SKI!
We’ll ride our other toys in a few more weeks.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Debunking Global Warming Hurricane Hysteria

Updated on 1/6/11.

Facts on USA Hurricanes -- From NOAA:

1) Most deaths - 1900, Galveston
2) Most costly - 1926, SE Florida/Alabama
(after adjusting for Inflation, Population and Wealth Normalization)
3) Most intense - 1935, FL Keys
4) Decade with most hurricane strikes (Continental US) - 1941-1950
5) Decade with most major hurricane strikes (Continental US) - 1941-1950

Click here for a more detailed academic paper. For the record, I disagree with the authors of this paper as regards the question of whether there would be any benefit from reducing CO2 emissions. But, we agree on the relationship between climate change and hurricanes -- which is, after all, the focus of this particular post.

Click here for another academic paper. Click here for a discussion of that paper.

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

Click here for the letter of resignation from the IPCC written by Dr. Landsea, a very prominent expert on this topic. Dr. Landsea is one of many who have resigned from the IPCC over similar concerns.

Click here for the lastest posts debunking hurricane hysteria.
Return to Climate Change 101

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Climate Change 101

As the substantiating links demonstrate,
each of these assertions is substantiated by solid science:

The notion that man made CO2 is causing -- or ever will cause -- a climate crisis is, by far, the biggest, most dangerous and most destructive hoax ever perpetrated on the human race.

The climate is changing. It always has and always will.
Human activity has probably caused a tiny amount of beneficial warming.
There is nothing even remotely unusual about current temperatures or trends.
Burning hydrocarbons as fuel will never cause catastrophic climate change.
Mother Nature is guaranteed to cause catastrophic climate change.
1,000 foot tall glaciers will probably scrape New York City off the map.
That will happen during the next glaciation -- in about 50,000 years.

Click here for a single factor explanation
of the rise and fall of Global Warming hysteria.

Click here for an overview of the details found below.
Click here to learn more

Friday, March 27, 2009

Updated 3/27/09 - Bill Clinton and The CRA

Click here to examine the latest updates (3/27/09) to the post titled “Bill Clinton and The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977”.

A video presentation was added.

Fiscal Responsibility - Dim Style

I previously demonstrated that dramatically reducing entitlement spending is the ONLY way to even reduce -- much less eliminate -- deficit spending. Obama’s own budget proves my point!

In just 5 years, Obama's budget adds more to the public debt
than EVERY President before him - COMBINED!
Click the chart to enlarge it:

Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here & examine Table 1-4 to review the source data from the non-partisan CBO.
In the Dim world, fiscal “responsibility” is dishonest double talk for tax and spend!
Obama, the Socialist, takes that folly to a whole new level!

Bush Deficits vs. Obama Deficits in Pictures.
Click the image to view the source:

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Click here for EXCELLENT commentary.
Update - The Obama administration now concedes
the CBO was correct!

Click the image to view more cartoons
from Michael Ramirez:

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NewsBusted Video - 3/27/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show For 3/27/09:

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Shed Some Light on Earth Hour

Quoting www.EarthHour.org:
During that hour, I plan to open all my window shades and switch on every object I own which emits any form of light.

I will do this in order the shed some light (pun intended) on the single biggest -- and most dangerous -- hoax EVER perpetrated on the human race.

If you would like for your friends to do the same, click on the envelope icon below and send them an e-mail with a link to this post.

Click here to expose the hoax.

Click here to expose the danger.

Click here and learn from the horse’s mouth -- The Columbia Journalism Review -- the strategy behind how so-called “journalists” are peddling this purely political propaganda.

Click here and learn what scientists REALLY think about this purely political power grab!

Update #1: Click here for another commentary.

Update #2: Click here and help GoreLied celebrate Moron Hour!

Update #3: Click here for commentary from Capitalism Magazine.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Updated - Bill Clinton and The CRA

Click here to examine the latest updates (3/18/09) to the post titled “Bill Clinton and The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977”.

AIG commentary is included.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Follow Obama Down the Rabbit Hole

Quoting a Der Speigel interview with Janet Napolitano:
“SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism." Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?

Napolitano: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”
Click the image of Napolitano & read the rest:
Click the image of Napolitano & read the rest

First, is this how Obama envisions a “move away from the politics of fear”?

Second, the juxtaposition of the phrases “man-caused disasters” and “being prepared for all risks that can occur” suggests to me that the Obama administration envisions an equivalence between acts of war and natural disasters.

1) Does Obama regard 9/11 as a “man-caused disaster” - not an act of war? What about the attack on Pearl Harbor?

2) A “bi-partisan report” asserts that “[t]he United States can expect a nuclear or biological terror attack before 2013”. If this comes to pass, will Obama respond to this “man-caused disaster” as he would a hurricane? Will he simply seek to mop up the damage without engaging the perpetrators in warfare? Remember, these zealots declared war on us in 1998!

3) Actually… follow me down Obama’s rabbit hole while we recall that Obama has pledged to - in effect - go to war with what he (incorrectly) imagines to be the cause of hurricanes - Carbon Dioxide.

So, within this Alice in Wonderland administration, our President will respond to a hurricane as if it were an act of war and respond to an act of war as if the damage were done by a hurricane (or, any other natural disaster)?

In Obama speak, are we facing a thermonuclear “natural disaster”?

The lunatics are running the asylum!

Obama Approval Index is Plummeting

Obama’s Approval Index is plummeting.
Click the chart to enlarge it:

Click the chart to enlarge it
I created the chart.
Click here to examine the source data.

NewsBusted Video - 03/17/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show For 3/17/09:

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Current Recession Compared to Previous Recessions - Updated 3/16/09

Click here to view the latest updates to the post titled "Current Recession Compared to Previous Recessions".

That post was updated today to reflect the latest industrial production data.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. - Climate Denier

This is a particularly good essay.
Quoting Dr. Charles R. Anderson (I inserted the links):
“Marc Morano of the Senate Committee for the Environment and Public Works, minority side, has just asked me if I would join the many scientists who are increasingly willing to buck the environmental hysterical and religious movement to state that we are not facing catastrophic global warming due to the ill-considered acts of man. I, being fearless, am willing and happy to do so…

[An] observation of concern was that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming was a perfect tool to use to make the civilized and advanced societies cut back on energy use to the point that life was going to be much more miserable for human beings. This has always been something that the socialists have been willing and happy to do to their fellow human beings. They like it so much that they develop a religious fervor whenever offered the opportunity to hurt others…

[W]hen you examine who believes fervently in man-made global warming, do you find that fervor cutting across the usual political spectrum with respect to commitments to personal and economic liberties or do you find the fervor in one camp only. In this case, there is pretty much that one camp of socialists [hell bent on harming their fellow human beings]….

I observed that there was anguishingly little effort to apply the climate prediction models to past climate changes… some effort could have been put into comparing the model-predicted effects with those of high CO2 atmospheric concentrations from the geological record. This is an obvious check and no one was eager to do it. This is a clear warning sign…

Clearly, the modelers do not know what they are doing. Nonetheless, on the strength of their predictions of unacceptable man-made warming, we are to make drastic cuts in our use of the inexpensive fossil fuels and have a future of expensive electric power only when the wind blows or the sun shines…

I am not saying that man does not affect the weather or the climate. I am sure he does. But my evaluation is that man's affect upon the global climate is still small compared to the natural forces at work and that they are incapable of causing anything on the scale of a catastrophe. But, man can cause a catastrophe to his lifestyle and to his lifespan. An example would be the catastrophe which would be caused if Obama and the anthropogenic global warming alarmists force us to give up half of our electric generating capacity due to coal-fired power plants. This cannot be replaced by wind power and solar power by any technology yet known. It is a fool's errand to destroy half of our electricity generation capability while we have nothing to replace it with, when the reason given for doing this is to decrease the amount of CO2 added to the atmosphere.”
This is an excellent essay!
Click the image of Obama’s Climate Czar & read the rest:

This is an excellent essay! Click the image of Obama’s Climate Czar & read the rest
Man Made Global Warming Hysteria is a SCAM!
We will - in due time - move beyond hydrocarbons.
But, for now, we have PLENTY!
And, there is NO climate crisis forcing us into certain folly!

Chewable Pampers

Would Sheryl Crow approve?
Gotta love those Green Extremes!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

John Stossel - Bailouts and Bull

Segment #1 - The Big Bad Bailout:

Click here to view the above video clip via ABC.

Segment #4 - Free Pre-K a 'Waste of Money':

Click here to view the above video clip via ABC.
This agenda is identical to the agenda I described here.

Segment #6 - America: Still the Land of Opportunity?:

Click here to view the above video clip via ABC.
I dedicate this clip to all the class warfare
cry babies at the Robert Reich blog.

Preview of 2012 Campaign Ad

A Preview of a 2012 Campaign Ad
Obama vs. Obama:

Face it! Obama voters were CONNED!
Click here to learn more.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

CPUSA Celebrates Obama's Labor Secretary

Quoting the Communist Party USA Site:
“The appointment of Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor with an overwhelming vote despite right-wing opposition, is a great victory to celebrate this International Women's Day.

Women voted in large numbers for change in 2008, and were an important part of the labor and people's alliance that elected Barack Obama and a stronger Congress.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

With Obama’s declining approval ratings, will he take solace in knowing that USA Communists still love him?

Click here to learn more.

Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling

Quoting Douglas E. Schoen and Scott Rasmussen:
“Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001…

Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president's performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Democrat Paglia - Heads Should Roll

Quoting Democrat Camille Paglia:
“Heads should be rolling at the White House for the embarrassing series of flubs that have overshadowed President Obama's first seven weeks in office…

First it was that chaotic pig rut of a stimulus package, which let House Democrats throw a thousand crazy kitchen sinks into what should have been a focused blueprint for economic recovery. Then it was the stunt of unnerving Wall Street by sending out a shrill duo of slick geeks (Timothy Geithner and Peter Orszag) as the administration's weirdly adolescent spokesmen on economics. Who could ever have confidence in that sorry pair?”

“Though every novice administration makes blunders and bloopers, its modus operandi should not be a conspiratorial reflex cynicism.

Case in point: The orchestrated attack on radio host Rush Limbaugh, which has made the White House look like an oafish bunch of drunken frat boys… Why have so many Democrats abandoned the hallowed principle of free speech?”

“To attack Rush Limbaugh is to attack his audience -- and to intensify the loyalty of his fan base…

Only ignoramuses believe that Rush speaks for the Republican Party. On the contrary, Rush as a proponent of heartland conservatism has waged open warfare with the Washington party establishment for years.”
By all means,
click the image & read the rest:

By all means, click the image & read the rest

I respect Paglia for her observations concerning those surrounding Obama. However, I am certain that her continued faith in Obama is deeply misplaced. I will be very surprised if she does not become extremely disappointed in Obama in pretty short order.

Card Check Must be Defeated

Card Check must be defeated!

If Card Check Applied to Class Elections:

When hardcore Democrats like George McGovern and Warren Buffett both agree that the deceptively named “Employee Free Choice Act” (aka “Card Check”) must be defeated, we begin to get some idea of just how extreme the three headed monster of Obama/Reid/Pelosi really is.

George McGovern:

Warren Buffet:

Click the image for more
cartoons from Michael Ramiriz:

Click the image for more cartoons from Michael Ramiriz

NewsBusted Video - 03/10/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show For 3/10/09:

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Cherry Jones (of 24), Another Hollywood Idiot?

Is Cherry Jones the idiot?
Or is she merely reading the words
of uber idiot James Murdoch?

Click here for the facts on Climate Change.
Click here for More CO2 Hollywood Idiot Nominees.

Who Pays For Cap and Trade

Anybody who thought Obama would lower their taxes was a SUCKER!
CO2 cap and trade is a VERY high price to pay for a big fat lie!

Quoting The WSJ Opinion Journal (I inserted the link):
“Cap and trade is the tax that dare not speak its name, and Democrats are hoping in particular that no one notices who would pay for their climate ambitions…

Hit hardest would be the ‘95% of working families’ Mr. Obama keeps mentioning, usually omitting that his no-new-taxes pledge comes with the caveat ‘unless you use energy.’ Putting a price on carbon is regressive by definition because poor and middle-income households spend more of their paychecks on things like gas to drive to work, groceries or home heating…

The Congressional Budget Office… estimates that the price hikes from a 15% cut in emissions would cost the average household in the bottom-income quintile about 3.3% of its after-tax income every year. That's about $680, not including the costs of reduced employment and output. The three middle quintiles would see their paychecks cut between $880 and $1,500, or 2.9% to 2.7% of income. The rich would pay 1.7%.”
Click the image of Carol Browner,
Obama’s climate czar, & read the rest:

Click the image of Carol Browner, Obama’s energy czar, & read the rest

Anyone who falsely hopes that redistributing the cap and trade revenues might ultimately benefit the two very lowest quintiles - as one option in this CBO figure implies - should note that the middle quintile gets screwed in EACH of those redistribution schemes. They should also understand that each blow to the upper quintile has all the effects (and more) described in this cartoon.

When the upper quintile gets punished by class warfare oriented Marxist government bureaucrats, the bottom 4 quintiles ALWAYS suffer the most!

Click here to learn more.

Let the Whitewashing Begin

Let the whitewashing begin - er, sorry, continue…

Quoting NewsBusters.org:
“Wikipedia users have scrubbed all references to homegrown terrorist William Ayers and the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright from Barack Obama's entry at the online encyclopedia.

Apparently, any information posted about Ayers or Wright in the text of the Obama biography is not only immediately taken down, but the offending user is banned for three days.”
Click the Image (of Goebbels)
and Read the Rest:

Click the Image (of Goebbels) and Read the Rest
Click here to learn what Wikipedia - like the MSM -
does not want you to know.

In Boston, The Truth is Libelous

Quoting Denise Lavoie • Associated Press:
“For decades, journalists have been guided by what most considered an absolute defense to libel lawsuits: If a news report is true, it can’t be libelous. But a recent decision by a federal appeals court in Boston is calling that ironclad defense into question and creating an outcry from news organizations and bloggers worried it could make reporters hesitant to touch certain stories.

The case doesn’t involve anything published by a news outlet but instead an e-mail sent by Staples Inc., the office products company, to more than 1,500 employees, telling them a salesman had been fired for padding his expense reports.

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found Feb. 13 that even though the content of the e-mail was true, a jury could reasonably find that Staples had shown ‘actual malice’ in widely circulating the e-mail to humiliate the salesman, Alan Noonan.”
So, if Leftists admit that I have told the truth about them, but “feel” that I have shown malice in doing so, can they sue me - and win?

Does anybody else feel the jack boot on their throat?

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

Democrat Cramer - Obama is Making Things Worse

Lifelong Democrat” Jim Cramer is learning that when one dares to challenge the far Left orthodoxy of the media, the attacks from the propaganda machine get personal. Hey Jim - welcome to the club!

Quoting Jim Cramer:
“President Obama's team, unlike Bush's team, demonstrates a thinness of skin that shocks me. When I somewhat obviously and empirically judged that the populist Obama administration is exacerbating the crisis with its budget and policies, as evidenced by the incredible decline in the averages since his inauguration, I was met immediately with condescension and ridicule rather than constructive debate or even just benign dismissal. I said to myself, ‘What the heck? Are they really that blind to the Great Wealth Destruction they are causing with their decisions to demonize the bankers, raise taxes for the wealthy, advocate draconian cap-and-trade policies and upend the health care system? Do they really believe that only the rich own stocks? What do they think we have our retirement accounts in, CDs? Where did they think that the money saved for college went, our mattresses? Do they think the great middle class banks at the First National Bank of Sealy and only the wealthiest traffic in the Standard & Poor's 500?’ ”
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Your Nest Egg on Obama

Are you angry yet?
Me? Hell hath FAR less fury:

Here’s a belated Christmas carol
from the same group:

Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn who deserves our wrath.

Marine response to Bush and Obama

During the campaign season, I suggested that Obama was
Not Acceptable as Commander-in-Chief”.

Do the marines agree? You tell me.

Marine response to Bush and Obama:

Click here for an updated commentary.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

Quoting Michael J. Boskin, professor of economics at Stanford University
(I inserted the links):
“The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end.”

“Mr. Obama's $3.6 trillion budget blueprint, by his own admission, redefines the role of government in our economy and society… The budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, adding more to the debt than all previous presidents -- from George Washington to George W. Bush -- combined.”

“Increasing the top tax rates on earnings to 39.6% and on capital gains and dividends to 20% will reduce incentives for our most productive citizens and small businesses to work, save and invest”

“As for energy policy, the president's cap-and-trade plan for CO2 would ensnare a vast network of covered sources, opening up countless opportunities for political manipulation, bureaucracy, or worse.”

“New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. This is potentially the most pernicious feature of the president's budget, because it would cement a permanent voting majority with no stake in controlling the cost of general government.”

“On the growth effects of a large expansion of government, the European social welfare states present a window on our potential future: standards of living permanently 30% lower than ours.”

Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
As Rush knows, if Obama succeeds, we ALL will fail!
Many Americans are coming to understand this.
Charles Krauthammer knows it.
David Brooks is FINALLY coming to understand it.
I knew it all along. And, I tried to warn you!
Now, it is probably too late. We’re SCREWED! For GOOD!
LBJ, in 1965, set us on the road to ruin.
Obama will finish us off that much faster.
We will NOT long survive Obama’s structural changes to our republic.
The American dream - it was nice will it lasted.

Current Recession Compared to Previous Recessions - Updated 3/6/09

Click here to view the latest updates to the post titled "Current Recession Compared to Previous Recessions".

That post was updated today to reflect the latest unemployment data.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Current Cooling Trend Update - 3/5/09

Click here to view the latest updates to the post titled "The Current Cooling Trend".

Has Obama Buried Reagan?

Quoting Daniel Henninger (I inserted the links):
“If the Democrats are willing to bet the entire U.S. economy on a 1931 [failed] theory known as the Keynesian multiplier, surely Republicans can excavate and relearn the core idea handed down to them by Ronald Reagan. That idea was known as economic growth.

Freed to choose between these two competing ideas, I'm guessing many voters would go for growth. All that's needed is just one Republican who can explain this idea halfway as well as Ronald Reagan.”

“Today, frontline Democrats see the private sector as doing two things: It produces tax revenue for $3.9 trillion federal budgets, and it shafts workers. The private sector in the Democratic worldview is necessary but nasty. Their leadership gives the impression of not having the simplest understanding of how an employer's life unfolds day to day.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

Also see the associated video:

Obama is well on his way in implementing his Socialist agenda.
And, even David Brooks FINALLY seems to get it.
Click here for an image of the inevitable outcome.
If Obama “succeeds”, we’re SCREWED!

Geography of a Recession

Quoting The New York Times:
“Job losses have been most severe in the areas that experienced a big boom in housing, those that depend on manufacturing and those that already had the highest unemployment rates.”
Click the image to enlarge & view the source:
Click the image to enlarge & view the source
Click here for the related NYT article.
Click here & here & here for commentary from Dr. Mark Perry.

Stephanie Miller - Limbaugh and Treason

On CNN's "Larry King Live", Leftist talk show host Stephanie Miller suggested Limbaugh was guilty of treason for hoping Obama will fail to convert the United States into a Socialist country.

Ms. Miller made two incendiary comments:
“To me that seems treasonous.”
“maybe Rush Limbaugh should be executed for treason”
Taken in context, the second comment was clearly only a desperate bid for attention - she got it. But, the first comment was clearly not facetious. So, Ms. Miller considers Rush guilty of a VERY serious crime, but only jokes about actually punishing the crime? Only in the “mind” of a Leftist, that would make perfect sense!

Desperate attention seeking behavior aside, the breathtaking ignorance and hypocrisy of Ms. Miller’s first comment is worth noting. Remember, many others on the Left have said the very same thing.

Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution defines treason this way:
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
By that definition, it is easily arguable that Senator Reid was guilty of treason when he declared we had already lost the war in Iraq - just as we were winning that war. But, there is absolutely, positively no way that Limbaugh’s comments could be construed to have been treasonous (except in the “mind” of a typically ignorant Leftist).

This is another classic example of Leftists always turning to the doctrine of “moral equivalence”. Each time Leftists are found committing their latest atrocity, their first instinct is always to claim “moral equivalence” - the equivalent of little Johnnie feebly attempting to justify his atrocious behavior by falsely alleging to his mommy “all the other kids do it”.

Ms. Miller played the “moral equivalence” card in at least two major ways:

1) By falsely claiming Limbaugh - like Reid - was arguably guilty of treason.
2) By falsely implying that Limbaugh - like her - was merely seeking attention when he expressed his principle based hope that Obama would fail to destroy this country.

PATHETIC! As always.

P.S.) Obama clearly has a Socialist agenda and is well on his way to implementing it. I too hope Obama fails!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More Than Just Hot Air

Click the image & review Kyoto results to date:
Click the image & review Kyoto results to date
Click here - if you must - for the NYT article.
Click here for an excellent critique of the NYT article.
Click here for the costs and “benefits” of Kyoto.

Return to Climate Change 101

Bracketology and The Laffer Curve

If Pharaoh Obama’s hate based class warfare plan (to soak “the rich”) was likely to increase tax revenue, it might, at least, have one point in its favor. However, anybody who has ever heard of the Laffer Curve or has ever examined the data knows that Obama’s insanity does not have even that ONE point in its favor.

Our tax code has been on the wrong side of the Laffer Curve for far too long. Lower taxes would produce more tax revenue! More importantly, lower taxes would produce more jobs!

Obama claims he is lowering the tax rate for 95% of Americans. What he is really doing - exactly as he promised - is redistributing wealth from those who pay taxes to those who do not. This is NOT the same as lowering the tax rate for those who actually pay taxes (and create jobs)!

Obama’s plan will produce fewer jobs and more government dependence. Obama KNOWS THIS! But, what else would we expect from a power crazed Socialist whose (untelevised) Socialist revolution is already well underway?

Come ON! Even David Brooks is beginning - ever so slightly - to awaken from his self-induced slumber!

Listen folks, I get by - quite happily - on an annual budget which is less than the starting salary for a first year teacher in the inner city. But, I am NOT stupid enough to believe that Obama’s plan to redistribute the wealth will benefit me! It WON’T! It won’t benefit ANYBODY other than power crazed Socialist bureaucrats!

Click the image for a “few” illustrative examples
of how the Laffer Curve works in the real world:

 Click the image for a “few” illustrative examples of how the Laffer Curve works in the real world

The Feckless Middle Begins to Wakeup

Quoting the so-called “Moderate”, David Brooks:
“Those of us who consider ourselves moderates… are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was.”
David, just how easily are you duped? Sure, virtually no “journalists” were willing to tell the truth about Obama. But, in the age of the internet, that’s just not a valid excuse. The information was readily available - if only you had been willing to look. Did you just not want to know?

Well, David, it’s too late now! We’re SCREWED! Apologize to the children for your lazy incompetence!

Click the [photoshopped/spoof] image & read the rest:

Click here for more commentary.

Foreclosures Concentrated in Four States

Click the image to enlarge:

Click here to view the image source.
Click here for the New York Times article.
Click here for the press release.
Click here for the University of Virginia study.
Click here for commentary from Dr. Mark Perry (my source).

Kiefer Sutherland, Another Hollywood Idiot?

Quoting the U.K. Guardian:
“On screen, he has already saved the world several times over in ever more convoluted ways. Now Kiefer Sutherland, the actor who plays secret agent Jack Bauer in the hit US show 24, has pledged to fight global warming as the series aims to become the first carbon neutral TV programme.”

“In the announcement, Sutherland says: ‘Global warming is a crime for which we are all guilty. From our cars to our homes and our workplaces, we are all releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thus raising the temperature of our planet.’

As the 24 clock ticks down, he adds: ‘If we don't do something about it now, this change in our climate will unleash irreversible damage. All of us at 24 understand the urgency of this problem and over the next year we will be implementing creative new ways to more efficiently produce our show and significantly reduce our carbon footprint. And you can too.’ ”
Is Sutherland the idiot?
Or is he merely reading the words
of uber idiot James Murdoch?
Click the image & read the rest:

Click the image & read the rest

Here’s the idiotic PSA:

Click here for the facts on Climate Change.
Click here for More CO2 Hollywood Idiot Nominees.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Kinda Plow Driver

Bullwinkle, The Skiing Moose

Here’s a clip from my stomping grounds.
Twenty seconds into this video,
observe Bullwinkle the skiing moose:

Here’s another short clip
as ski patrol is chasing the moose off:

Click here for the rest of the story.

We see all sorts of wildlife sharing our slopes. Bear sightings on the slopes are pretty common. Bear sightings in town are VERY common! Just ask our city attorney! With more people using bear resistant trash containers, we are (happily) seeing fewer bears in town. But, Moose sightings in town are becoming more common.

Lunatics Chanting to Stay Warm

Update - Click here to see insanity in action.
Mind you, this is how these nut jobs choose to present themselves.
One can only wonder how much fun Penn & Teller would have with them.
This would be hilarious if our own “leaders” were not equally insane.
The inmates are running the asylum!
Be afraid! Be VERY AFRAID!

As predicted, Mother Nature is having the last laugh with those gathered in Washington D.C. today to protest Global Warming.

I captured a screenshot off the protest web site which describes how the loons are coping with the cold. I quote:
“People are bundled up in their warmest coats and staying active by chanting. I hear ‘Coal can never be clean.’ ”
Well, if these nut jobs have their way, these sorts of chants may become the only hope any of us have for staying warm in the near future. And, with Obama’s Socialist Climate Czar already taking enormously destructive measures, we had all better hope this chanting magic works.

Maybe Penn and Teller will use this protest to give us another fascinating insight into the unique “genius” of the environmental extremists.

Click here for the science on Clean Coal.
Click here for the science on Climate Change.
Click here for some “Inconvenient Truths” on Wind Power.

Coal - Propaganda vs Science

Updated 5/25/11
Here’s The Purely Political Propaganda:

Here’s The Science:
First, note that coal is used to generate 44.5% of our electricity.

Yes, the EPA identifies SO2, NO2 and Particulate Matter as
coal related pollutants.

But, the following EPA chart shows that SO2, NO2 and PM
are FAR below the National Standards and are

Click here for the entire report.
Click the image to enlarge it:
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These pollutants have dropped substantially even as the
amount of coal consumed for electricity generation has increased.
Click the image to enlarge it:
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in
this spreadsheet (Summary Statistics for the United States)
downloaded from this page.

There is a regulatory program in place
which promises to further reduce these pollutants.

Coal is BY FAR our most economical way to generate electricity.
This is becoming more true with every passing year.
Click the image to enlarge it:
Click the image to enlarge it
I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in
this spreadsheet (Summary Statistics for the United States)
downloaded from this page.

The United States has TREMENDOUS Coal Reserves.
Click the image to enlarge it:
Click the image to enlarge it
I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in
this spreadsheet (International Data, Coal, Reserves)
downloaded from this page.

The truly “smart” idea is to CONTINUE the
remarkable progress in clean coal technologies.

Click the image and read about ongoing
advances in clean coal technologies:
Click the image and read about ongoing advances in clean coal technologies

We should, however, abandon the absurdly expensive and utterly unnecessary efforts to sequester CO2. Anyone who does not yet understand why, should click the next image and thereby begin their deprogramming process.

Worried about Climate Change? Don’t!
Click the image and learn the facts as described by
directly cited peer reviewed science, IPCC Scientists and more:
Click the image and learn the facts as described by directly cited peer reviewed science, IPCC Scientists and more

To blindly embrace a totalitarian political religion which requires us
to abandon all hydrocarbon based energy sources is just plain nutty!

Click here to learn more.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Load of Hot Air

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About the WSJ Real Time Economics Blog

I include in my bloglist the Wall Street Journal “Real Time Economics” blog. I just renamed that bloglist entry to clearly indicate that this blog represents “The Leftist view”.

WHAT? The Wall Street Journal pedaling Leftist propaganda? Yep! You BETCHA!

The Leftist bias of everything but the opinion page of the WSJ has been quantified by academics at UCLA. In FACT, they found the WSJ to be MORE biased to the Left than the New York Times!

So, in a recent Real Time Economics blog entry, it comes as no surprise that the hosts of the forum would kneel before a notoriously Leftist Oracle, fail to note Buffett’s very well documented bias and refuse to publish my comment fully substantiating all of that.

The hosts of this blog routinely delete my comments for no apparent reason. My guess is that they simply prefer for the opposing view - especially when fully substantiated - not to be aired. I no longer even attempt to comment there as SBVOR. Doing so guarantees deletion of my comments. It now appears they no longer allow me to comment anonymously. I suppose they’ve blocked my IP address.

So, read them if you like. But, understand their bias and their apparent intolerance for opposing views! Do NOT be fooled by the WSJ name!

Climate Irony

On Monday, March 2, some of the most dangerously ignorant, naïve and gullible people on the planet will gather in Washington D.C. for what they self-describe as the “biggest climate civil disobedience in U.S. history.”

If the current forecast holds up, Mother Nature may have the last laugh. The current forecast suggests these idiots may be protesting Global Warming in as much as a foot of fresh snow with a 70% chance of more snow and a blustery north wind gusting to 33mph!

Click here for the facts on Climate Change as described by peer reviewed science.

Click here for a Climate Change smackdown between prominent scientists.

Click here and know that the Obama/Browner Socialist revolution in the name of saving the planet has already begun.

Click here and meet the front man for the single greatest fraud/hoax EVER perpetrated on the human race!

Be afraid! Be VERY AFRAID!

Rush Limbaugh Speaking at CPAC

May Pharaoh Obama ROT IN HELL!
Rush Limbaugh for President!
Part 1 of 10:

Click here to view parts 2-10.

Did Rush exaggerate how clueless Biden is?

Biden/Obama will NOT reduce her energy costs!
Click here for more fact checking of Rush.

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