Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Obama Approval Index Hits Record Low - Minus 22

Approval index = strongly approve - strongly disapprove.
Obama’s approval index is now minus 22.
This is a record low.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama Approval Rating Hits Record Low - 42%

Yep, Obama’s Base Bounce is dead and buried.
Gulf oil spill incompetence struck the final blow.

Record low approval rating of 42%
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Nearly a record low approval index of -20%
Click here & examine the source data.

Click here for the report (which changes daily).

Rasmussen also reports:
“Just 27% believe Congress knows what it’s doing when it comes to the economy and 41% say that a group of people randomly selected from the phone book would do a better job than the current Congress.”
Hell, a group of homeless drunks randomly selected from any given skid row shelter would do a FAR better job than the utterly worthless Dims purporting to be running Congress these days.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thomas Friedman Laments Democracy, Prefers Totalitarianism

In this video clip, Friedman inadvertently gives us a glimpse into the (normally more well concealed) totalitarian mindset of the so-called “Progressives”.

Let’s acknowledge up front that Friedman merely wants our Constitutional Republic to function in an equivalent manner to Chinese Communism. And, Friedman only wants this for just one day -- just long enough to impose his far superior Socialist Utopia on the unwashed masses. Then, once he has had his way -- by imposing his version of “the right solutions”, we can have our Constitutional Republic back (what little may be left of it).

Quoting Thomas Friedman (of the New York Times):
“What if we could just be China for a day… where we could actually authorize the right solutions… on everything from the economy to [the] environment?”
Thomas Friedman on Meet The Press - 5/23/10:

Earth to Tom…

1) ALL totalitarians see our system as “sub-optimal”.
It was DESIGNED to be “sub-optimal” (in the eyes of tyrants).

2) China as a model for environmental solutions?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Lottery (to Save a Child From Teachers Unions)

The single biggest mistake this country EVER made was to adopt a Socialist paradigm for the delivery of publicly funded education. The overwhelming majority of the problems our country faces today can be traced DIRECTLY back to that ONE MISTAKE.

Click here for some insight into a new documentary centered around an example wherein the future of children in New York City is determined by a desperate LOTTERY to escape the failed public schools.

Is there anything in this world more evil (and more racist) than the American teachers unions? Not bloody much (if anything)!

P.S.) Please review the radical Marxist paradigm pushed upon the schools by Obama’s buddy, Bill Ayers.

Friday, May 21, 2010

America’s Repudiation of the Obama Agenda Continues

Quoting Howard Rich at Rasmussen Reports:
“It began last November in statewide races in Virginia and New Jersey. Then it swept through Massachusetts in a stunning U.S. Senate special election this January. Most recently, it has spilled over into primary battles in Utah, Kentucky and Pennsylvania – growing more potent as the calendar year advances toward a climactic November 2010 showdown.

‘It’ is the ongoing, unequivocal public repudiation of the agenda of President Barack Obama – a seismic shift in the thinking of the American electorate regarding the sort of ‘change’ they want for their country…

And while the mainstream media continues to portray the Tea Party as part of the ‘fringe’ of America’s political spectrum (while relying on a generic ‘anti-incumbency’ foil to insulate Obama from the dramatic electoral defeats), the truth is the roots of this new limited government movement are deeper and stronger than anyone previously imagined. Also, reversing Obama’s harmful policies not only remains the movement’s raison d’etre – but its source of popular support.”
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crooked Still - Come on in my Kitchen

Who knew the cello was such a great blues instrument?

Originally recorded by Robert Johnson.
Click here for the original.
I love this cover.

Johnny Cash - Ain't no Grave

Featured in the “Patriot Down” soundtrack:

Also covered by Crooked Still on “True Blood”.

Obama's Base Bounce Steadily Declining

First, I define a “Base Bounce” as a shift among Obama supporters from “Approve” to “Strongly Approve” without any proportionate shift in Obama’s overall approval rating.

The January State of the Union Address gave Obama a very short lived base bounce. Passing ObamaCare gave Obama a longer lived base bounce. But, after a sharp rise, that base bounce has been steadily declining.

Gee, could the reality of the ObamaCare fantasy be settling in on the Obamanites? Are they becoming disillusioned with their great Messiah? Maybe.

The steadily declining Base Bounce.
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No proportionate bounce in total approval.
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Click here for further evidence on overall approval.
Click here for the source of the above charts.

Obama Has The Sadim Touch

What, you might ask, is The Sadim Touch?

Sadim is Midas spelled backwards. So, The Sadim Touch is the polar opposite of The Midas Touch.

I believe that every single candidate endorsed by Obama has failed to win in 2010!

Arlen Specter -- endorsed by Obama -- is the latest victim of Obama’s Sadim Touch.

So, Mr. Obama, PLEASE continue to indulge your phenomenal narcissism and campaign on behalf of as many Dims as you possibly can!


We've Come to Take Our Government Back!

Quoting Rand Paul on behalf of The Tea Party:
“We’ve come to take our government back”
Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul,
after winning his Kentucky primary last night:

Click here and here and here for more.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This Summer, Visit The Grand Canyon

I have long held that illegal immigration is the direct result of idiotic immigration policies which make it too hard for too few people to immigrate legally.

That said, I have had it up to my ears with Cultural Marxists (such as this pinhead) utterly, totally and completely misrepresenting the new Arizona illegal immigration law.

Arizona has simply created a misdemeanor under State law for a crime which -- under Federal law -- has long been a FELONY! There is NOTHING even REMOTELY “racist” about this new law (OR the Federal law).

So, this summer, avoid Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago (or, the Highland Park suburb), San Francisco and any other location where moronic politicians are boycotting Arizona. Instead -- this summer -- visit The Grand Canyon!

Click here for the signing ceremony of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and some discussion.

Click here to read the law for yourself.

Click here for the associated fact sheet.

Click here and note that Obama’s Attorney General freely admits he did not bother to even READ the damn bill before ignorantly speaking out against it.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Did a Boneheaded Decision Cause the BP Spill?

This article in the Wall Street Journal leads me to ask if a boneheaded decision on the part of British Petroleum might have caused the rig explosion, the eleven fatalities and the oil spill. It sounds to this layperson like somebody decided to perform two critical steps in the wrong order.

Of course, the next question is why the blowout preventers (with triple redundancy) did not -- after the questionable sequence of events -- prevent the blowout. Did these blowout preventers simply bump up against the limitations of their capabilities? I have no idea.

I have wondered all along if this could have been a politically motivated sabotage. Honestly, I doubt it. But, the alternative is to believe that at least two people in positions in authority -- one working for BP, one working for MMS -- might have been profoundly unqualified to be directing this operation.

I’m no expert in the engineering associated with deep water drilling. Somebody else will have to figure this one out. Can we trust our Congress to ferret out the truth? Yeah, I’m not really counting on that.

Harvard astrophysicist dismisses AGW theory

“In the following interview, Dr. Willie Soon, a solar and climate scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, questions the prevailing dogma of man-made global warming and challenges his peers to ‘take back climate science.’ His remarks are his personal opinion based upon 19 years of scientific research.”
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H/T: Climate Depot
Click here for some basic climate change science.

April Update - Current USA Cooling Trend

1) This post deals with USA temperatures.
The previous post covered February data.
2) Click here to address global temperature trends.
3) Click here to reproduce each NOAA graph below.
4) Note the warming bias (about 30%) in NOAA data.

24 Year Cooling Trend for March.
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24 Year Cooling Trend for April.
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24 Year Cooling Trend for Year to Date.
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Please! Tell me again who thinks it is a good idea to utterly waste $45 TRILLION in order to pretend we can micromanage climate change. Kyoto has already PROVEN that we can waste all the money we want and we will not even come CLOSE to changing the global temperature in any way which could even be measured.

Furthermore, history tells us that the estimate of $45 TRILLION would balloon into at LEAST a full order of magnitude above that figure.

Click here for some basic climate change science.

A Little Bit of History Repeating

This is a reprise of a post from September of 2009.
The video is worth repeating (even of Obamanism isn’t):

Click here & examine the biggest Socialist “victory” to date.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Obama nominates Elena Kagan to Supreme Court

Quoting The National Post:
“President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former U.S. solicitor general Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court…

In naming the 50-year-old former Harvard Law School dean, Mr. Obama also broke with decades of tradition by choosing a candidate who has never been a judge.”
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So, a President whose only prior job experience was working for ACORN as a “Community Organizer” offers us a Supreme Court nominee who has never been a judge?

Not only that, but, quoting the BBC:
“before becoming solicitor general in March 2009, Ms Kagan had never argued a case in court”
I suppose in the rarefied world of those who embrace Cultural Marxism, her rumored lesbian orientation (see the prior BBC link) would be enough to make her eminently qualified.

WTF has this country come to?
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NewsBusted Video - 5/7/10

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 5/7/10:

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm Mad as Hell and I Will Ring The Bell

Jeremy Hoop - Rise Up:

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Ken Salazar's Totalitarian Jack Boot

Quoting Ken Salazar (Obama’s Secretary of the Interior):
“Our job is basically to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum”
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I regret to report that Ken Salazar once purported to represent my interests here in Colorado. I always knew this creep was a totalitarian thug. Now, the rest of the country gets a taste of just how loony toons this schmuck really is.

I mean, come on…
When a fella from Greenwire writing in The New York Times is THIS critical of this nut job, it should tell you something!

Even AFTER the environmental guidelines for developing oil shale were published, Ken Salazar REMAINS the leading opponent of developing our TREMENDOUS oil shale resources -- I guess Salazar & Obama PREFER to keep Americans unemployed!. In February of 2009, Salazar tried to claim he wasn’t really taking oil shale development off the table. He tried to claim he was just holding out for a higher ransom in Federal revenues. But, anybody with at least half a brain KNEW the Obama administration would NEVER issue ANY leases to develop ANY oil shale (and, to date, they have NOT).

Oil shale, by the way, was proven viable on a commercial scale at least as far back as 1924. The largest oil shale facility has been in commercial operation since 1980. To claim that oil shale has not been proven to be commercially viable is nothing less than a bald faced lie!

Ken Salazar is nothing but a shill for the utterly corrupt crony capitalist alternative energy fraud.

Ken Salazar is just one more reason to despise this criminal syndicate euphemistically known as the Obama administration.

Click here for more on BP’s Oil Spill.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sorry, men ARE more brainy than women

Quoting Professor Richard Lynn at The Daily Mail:
“one of the main reasons why there are not more female science professors or chief executives or Cabinet ministers is that, on average, men are more intelligent than women…

not only is the average man more intelligent than the average woman but also a clear and rather startling imbalance emerges between the sexes at the high levels of intelligence that the most demanding jobs require.

For instance, at the near-genius level (an IQ of 145), brilliant men outnumber brilliant women by 8 to one…

In recent years, the forces of political correctness have made the reporting of this sort of statistic virtually impossible.”
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Now, if these scientific facts offend you, then you should examine the cesspool of Cultural Marxism you’ve been indoctrinated into and see if you can muster enough intelligence to claw your way out of that enormously destructive and intellectually dishonest muck!

Oh, and…
Every pinhead Marxist at Harvard who helped to persecute Larry Summers for simply telling the truth should be required -- at a MINIMUM -- to pay him reparations!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Is Obama Seriously Touting his so-called 'Stimulus'?

Quoting Barack Hussein Obama:
“we can see that the difficult and at times unpopular steps that we’ve taken over the past year are making a difference”
That’s Obama -- on 5/7/10 -- trying his best to spin an INCREASE in the unemployment rate from 9.7% to 9.9%.

Tell me -- is Obama seriously trying to tell us that his so-called “Stimulus” fiasco has done some GOOD?

Please recall how Obama sold this utterly corrupt so-called “Stimulus”! He told us that -- without his “Stimulus” -- unemployment might rise AS HIGH AS 8.8%! Now, with unemployment RISING -- yet again -- to 9.9%, this pathological liar is trying to tell us that his EPIC FAILURE is “making a difference”?

Well, yeah…
It IS actually “mading a difference”. And, it was ENTIRELY PREDICTABLE from the outset that simply tossing nearly 800 BILLION of OUR dollars at utterly WORTHLESS federal, state and local BUREAUCRATS would only MAKE THINGS DRAMATICALLY WORSE! And -- big freaking surprise -- IT DID!

Not only did Obama’s so-called “Stimulus” make the recession DRAMATICALLY WORSE, it also left us with much, much, MUCH more DEVASTATING DEBT!

America - We had better take back our nation from this criminal syndicate (and damn soon)!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Man Arrested in Times Square Bomb Plot

Quoting The New York Times:
“Federal agents and police detectives arrested a Connecticut man, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, early Tuesday in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing, according to people briefed on the investigation.”
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Big Oil's Chernobyl?

Quoting IBD Editorials
(I inserted the links):
“The National Academy of Sciences reported in 2003 [actually, it was released in 2002] that more than 60% — roughly 47 million gallons — of crude released in North American waters each year comes from natural seepage from the sea floor. Only 1% comes from offshore oil and gas development.

In fact, offshore drilling can reduce this natural seepage by extracting crude and relieving geological pressure from below.

Meanwhile, other forms of energy get an environmental pass…

[snipped is a litany of documented eco-damage from so-called “Green Energy” such as Ethanol and Wind Mills]

The irony is that the nonfatal accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 and the 1986 Soviet disaster at Chernobyl conspired to deprive the U.S. of a nonpolluting form of power generation — nuclear power.

A danger exists that similar overblown fears of offshore oil production will doom the U.S. to being the Bangladesh of domestic energy production.

We need the energy, the jobs and the economic growth. Can we produce enough domestic energy from all sources safely and in sufficient quantities to achieve genuine energy independence?

Yes we can.”
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Not only were there no fatalities associated with the Three Mile Island incident, there were NO CASUALTIES and NO demonstrable damage to the health of ANYBODY.

The Chernobyl incident produced 30 fatalities -- in 2008 there were 37,261 highway fatalities in the USA alone. CLEARLY automobiles are FAR more dangerous than nuclear power. So, it would make far, far, FAR more sense to immediately ban all automobiles than to ban nuclear power! Of course, neither option makes any sense at all. But, since when does anybody expect eco-nuts to apply reason or logic to their purely emotional reactions?

Similarly, this spill certainly has the POTENTIAL to do serious damage. And, that has got every hysteria mongering so-called “journalist” smelling blood and digging for gold. But, to date, the WORST damage the media can document is ONE oil soaked bird.

Click here to learn more.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Putting the BP Oil Spill into Perspective

What is many, many, MANY orders of magnitude worse than the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Answer -- Mother Nature!

Sure, this spill may well do some serious environmental damage. Sure, additional measures should be taken to help prevent another incident like this one. But, step back and examine the data.

It has been suggested that this spill could become roughly as large as the Exxon Valdez spill. But, among the largest spills, the Exxon Valdez ranks #15. And, the largest spill ever (in 1991) was at LEAST 39 times larger than the Exxon Valdez.

But, the REAL kicker is that scientific data demonstrate that “Natural Seepage”, (aka Mother Nature) contributes many, many MANY orders of magnitude MORE petroleum inputs into the worldwide marine environment than offshore oil and gas development ever has or ever will. And, this spill will to NOTHING to alter that equation!

This source (emphasis is mine) indicates:
“a reasonable seep rate for the entire Gulf [of Mexico] is… about 140,000 tonnes per year
The Exxon Valdez spilled less than 40,000 tonnes.

So, as the eco-nuts ramp up their hysteria mongering campaign against offshore drilling, remember that their hysteria would be FAR better directed at that evil old bitch known as Mother Nature. In fact, they should focus their protests on the beaches of Santa Barbara.

But, these eco-nuts are the same sorts of people who want to boycott AriZona Iced Tea (which originated in Brooklyn, New York and is currently based out of Cincinnati, Ohio). They’re not the sharpest knives in the drawer. They don’t care about facts, data or science -- only their emotional reactions.

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HT: Dr. Mark Perry and commentator Juandos.
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