Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rolling Thunder - my kinda biker chicks

Sarah Palin rode yesterday in the annual Rolling Thunder event.
Her driver was a female Harley-Davidson employee from Maryland.
These are my kinda biker chicks!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Rolling Thunder - One Marine's Vigil

Same post as 2010 - hard to top.
One Marine stands vigil in the middle of Rolling Thunder:

On Memorial Day, 2011, this is but a small token
of my gratitude to America’s best and bravest.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

NewsBusted Video - 5/24/11

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 5/24/11:

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

SNL Skewers the European Union Socialist Folly

Is SNL beginning to understand the Socialist folly?
Sooner or later, Socialists run out of other peoples money:

Photos shed new light on life in Appalachia

Anyone who thinks they know anything about life in Appalachia by way of photos they have seen of the area should think again. Squalor can be found anywhere and politicians knowingly select images to serve purely political ends.

The University of Kentucky sponsored a contest intended to counter the negative stereotype through images showing the other side of Appalachian life. They found a winner.

Quoting The Examiner:
“Photographer Michele Coleman contrasted a rugged Appalachian hillside with the refined skills of a cello-playing teenager, offering a fresh perspective of a region accustomed to being portrayed through gritty images of squalor.

Her photo took top prize in a contest sponsored by the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center. It shows a high school senior from Marietta, Ohio, with her arms draped around the classical music instrument while perched on the hillside.

‘You could see a talented young individual,’ said Coleman, a professional photographer from Parkersburg, W.Va.

The West Virginia native said she tires of seeing old photos reinforcing stereotypes of Appalachia, and hopes she did her part to show there's a much different side to the 205,000-square-mile region.”
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to enlarge the winning photo & see 2nd & 3rd place photos.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The boundless hypocrisy of Barack Obama

In 2007, Barack Hussein Obama told the Boston Globe:
“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally [without approval from Congress] authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
Today, speaking about Barack Hussein Obama, ABC reports:
“Experts say this is the first time an American president has defied the War Powers Resolution's deadline for participation in combat operations without any concurrent steps by Congress to fund or otherwise authorize the role.”

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Click here for commentary on current reporting.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Obama's Gangster Government - Harry Reid Edition

Quoting The Las Vegas Sun:
“Nevada got a partial waiver from the health care law — a significant development that Democrats are dismissing as par for the course and Republicans are claiming as a political victory.

The Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that Nevada had secured a statewide waiver from certain implementation requirements of the Obama administration’s health care law, because forcing them through, the department found, ‘may lead to the destabilization of the individual market.’”
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With apologies to George Orwell:
All animals are equal.
But, Senate Democrats are more equal than others?

With all these Democrats and friends of Democrats getting all these exemptions, ObamaCare is increasingly looking like nothing but yet another tool (among many) with which to punish the political enemies of the totalitarian Dims.

Click here for all my posts on Obama’s Gangster Government.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Go ahead, bite The Big Apple!

It’s only Rock & Roll.
Go ahead, bite The Big Apple!
Don’t mind the maggots!

New Yorkers can keep The Big Apple.
I’ll take Steamboat Springs any day!

NewsBusted Video - 5/17/11

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 5/17/11:

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Andrew Klavan on Abortion

Quoting the dissenting opinion of Justice White
in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade:
“I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court's judgment. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers [410 U.S. 222] and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes. The upshot is that the people and the legislatures of the 50 States are constitutionally dissentitled to weigh the relative importance of the continued existence and development of the fetus, on the one hand, against a spectrum of possible impacts on the mother, on the other hand.”
Roe v. Wade has NOTHING to do with abortion “rights” and EVERYTHING to do with STATES rights. If Roe v. Wade were overturned, that would MERELY return to the states the Constitutionally guaranteed RIGHT for their duly ELECTED legislators to decide this issue state by state. Click here and read the tenth amendment.
And, now, Andrew Klavan on abortion:

Click here to learn more.

Obama's Gangster Government - Boston Herald Edition

Quoting The Boston Herald:
“The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news ‘fairly.’”
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Click here for all my posts on
Obama’s Gangster Government.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Millionaire on Food Stamps

This millionaire thinks he deserves food stamps.
The government bureaucrats allegedly agree:

Click here for more on this story.

The entitlement disease is taking us down.
Our nation will NOT survive it -- we’re DONE!
Click here for more on our fatal entitlement disease.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Obama's Gangster Government - Nancy Pelosi Edition

Quoting The Daily Caller:
“Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.”
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With apologies to George Orwell:
All animals are equal.
But, Limo-Liberals are more equal than others?

Pelosi represents 1 of 435 Congressional districts. In other words, Pelosi represents 0.2% of the nation. Yet, Pelosi received 19% of the ObamaCare waivers issued last month (81 times more than what might be considered “fair”).

With all these friends of Democrats getting all these exemptions, ObamaCare is increasingly looking like nothing but yet another tool (among many) with which to punish the political enemies of the totalitarian Dims.

Click here for all my posts on Obama’s Gangster Government.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Scientist Abandons the CAGW Cult

Quoting David Evans, PhD:
“The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic.”
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Like Evans and many other scientists, I have long known that the water vapor response was the linchpin of the debate.

Click here for my posts on the water vapor response.

Without the (demonstrably false) water vapor response, none of the computer models would be able to whip up even slight concern, much less the hysteria which has driven this government gravy train for so many decades.

Of course, one glance at the history of atmospheric CO2 tells you the AGW assumptions on water vapor were laughably false from the very beginning.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

John Stossel - Natural Gas Fracking Fears Unfounded?

In my previous post, I asked:

Is methane in drinking water naturally occurring?
Here, we are told the answer is - YES!
(Personally, I thought that was obvious.)

It is also asserted that some methane in drinking water
results from fracking (and, that can be remedied).

I think fracking will reduce naturally occurring methane.
(Just as offshore drilling has reduced natural seepage.)

John Stossel on fracking:

Click here to expose myths in the “Gasland” documentary.

Just remember to balance the risks against the rewards.
In 2009, 33,808 Americans died on our highways.
That does NOT mean we should shut down our highways!
Drill, baby, DRILL!

Natural Gas Fracking and Drinking Water

Update #2 -- Scientific community responds to the study cited below:

A) Methane contamination of drinking water caused by hydraulic fracturing remains unproven
PNAS 2011 108 (43)

B) Lack of data to support a relationship between methane contamination of drinking water wells and hydraulic fracturing
PNAS 2011 108 (37)

C) Hydraulic fracturing not responsible for methane migration
PNAS 2011 108 (37)

Update #1:
Click here for a more comprehensive examination of this topic.

A documentary film titled “Gasland” popularized the allegation
that hydraulic fracturing contaminates drinking water.

We now have some science on this.
But, the science does not address these questions:

Did the contamination exist before the fracking?

What harm may (or may not) result?

Quoting PNAS
(note that “associated with” is
NOT the same as “caused by”):
“Directional drilling and hydraulic-fracturing technologies are dramatically increasing natural-gas extraction. In aquifers overlying the Marcellus and Utica shale formations of northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York, we document systematic evidence for methane contamination of drinking water associated with shale-gas extraction.”
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Click here for a counterpoint.
Natural seepage of oil is “associated with” offshore drilling.
Why? Because natural seeps are a GREAT place to find oil!
Offshore drilling actually REDUCES that natural seepage!
I would wager that fracking does more to REDUCE
naturally occurring methane contamination.

Senator Paul Ryan?

Quoting The Daily Caller:
“With Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl announcing his plans to retire last week, there has been some speculation that Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan might make a run for the soon-to-be vacated Senate seat.”
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Click here for all posts on Paul Ryan.

I would rather see Ryan run for President.
But, Senator Paul Ryan is not bad either.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger.com is having problems

Update (14:53 MDT): All of my missing posts have been restored.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Climate Alarmists Show Their Desperation

The climate alarmists have completely lost the debate.
But, they REALLY don’t want their government gravy train to end.
Where to turn? What tactic to adopt to keep the money flowing?
Well, there’s this.

Seriously foul language follows:

Click here for the full story (and “lyrics”).
Click here for the “credentials” of the IPCC “leader”.
Click here for the “credentials” of Obama’s former climate czar.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Obama's Gangster Government - Boeing, Part II

Quoting Jim McNerney
chairman, president and CEO of the Boeing Co.:
“Deep into the recent recession, Boeing decided to invest more than $1 billion in a new factory in South Carolina…

It would create new American jobs at a time when most employers are hunkered down…

Eighteen months later, a North Charleston swamp has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, green-energy powered, 1.2 million square-foot airplane assembly plant. One thousand new workers are hired and being trained to start building planes in July…

Yet the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) believes it was a mistake and that our actions were unlawful.”
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Gangster government threatens a $1 billion Boeing investment.
Click here for Part I of this Boeing saga.

Shell has already lost a $4 billion investment to similar tyranny.
The entire coal industry is enduring a full frontal assault.
Meantime, GE corruptocrats get massive subsidies and waivers.
These totalitarian thugs MUST BE STOPPED!

Click here for all posts on Obama’s Gangster Government.
Click here & see that Ayn Rand foresaw all of this.

Monday, May 9, 2011

April 2011 Update - Current USA Cooling Trend

1) This post deals with USA temperatures.
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.

26 Year USA Cooling Trend for April.
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26 Year YTD Cooling Trend.
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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.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Obama's Gangster Government - Boeing Edition

Quoting The Examiner
(from 4/20/11):
“Boeing has fired back against a decision by the National Labor Relations Board to file a complaint against it opening a new non-union facility in the right-to-work state of South Carolina.

‘This claim is legally frivolous and represents a radical departure from both NLRB and Supreme Court precedent,’ Michael Luttig, Boeing's general counsel, said in a statement.”
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Click here for the previous post on Gangster Government.
Click here for all posts on Obama’s Gangster Government.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Japan still commited to nuclear power

When they can’t charge their iPods, they will demand nuclear power.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

One home remedy can give you the blues

Colloidal silver
can give you the blues:

Is that how The Blue Man Group
achieved their iconic look?

Good thing they’re not named The Argyria Man Group!

Obama's Gangster Government - May 5th Edition

Quoting Kimberley A. Strassel
at The Wall Street Journal:
“The president is expected any day now to sign an executive order that routs 70 years of efforts to get politics out of official federal business.

Under the order, all companies (and their officers) would be required to list their political donations as a condition to bidding for government contracts. Companies can bid and lose out for the sin of donating to Republicans.”
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Click here for the GE Edition of Gangster Government.
Comrade Immelt is favored by the Gangster-in-Chief.

Obama - He's come to save the day

Here’s the fantasy:

Click here & meet those who fell for the fantasy.
Click here & examine the latest dose of reality.

Obama's Epic Failure - April Jobs Edition

Quoting The Bureau of Labor Statistics:
“The number of unemployed persons, at 13.7 million, changed little in April. The unemployment rate edged up from 8.8 to 9.0 percent over the month”
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Click here and recall Obama’s empty promises.
Obama promised unemployment would now be below 7%.
His own data prove he has made matters MUCH WORSE!
Click here and know why that was entirely predictable.
Click here and compare the Reagan vs. Obama recoveries.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Kids with George W. Bush on 9/11

Quoting Time Magazine:
“There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Fla…

One thing the students would like to tell Bush's critics — like liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 911 disparaged Bush for lingering almost 10 minutes with the students after getting word that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center — is that they think the President did the right thing. ‘I think he was trying to keep everybody calm, starting with us,’ says Guerrero. Dubrocq agrees: ‘I think he was trying to protect us.’ Booker Principal Gwendolyn Tose-Rigell, who died in 2007, later insisted, ‘I don't think anyone could have handled it better. What would it have served if [Bush] had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?’”
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Time is more than 10 years too late on this.
I guess it took the kids to educate the “journalists”.

On page 3 of a 4 page article, The New York Times reports that Obama waited “sixteen hours” to make up his mind as to whether to take out Bin Laden or not. That is 96 times longer than Bush lingered with those second graders. During much of that time, Obama was sleeping.

I wonder…
Will Michael Moore make a propaganda movie targeting Obama for such an obscene delay before springing into action? Maybe -- if hell ever freezes over.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Progressive tyranny demolished by Rand Paul

Tea Party star Rand Paul
slaughters “Progressive” tyranny:

Click here for hot tub tyranny in Aspen.
Click here for grocery store tyranny coming soon.

Here come the government run grocery stores

Quoting CNS News
(I inserted the link):
“The U.S. Agriculture Department on Monday introduced an online ‘Food Desert Locator,’ showing where in the United States residents have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.

The Obama administration defines a food desert as a low-income census tract where either a substantial number or percentage of residents lacks easy access to a supermarket or large grocery store. (The Census Bureau defines a census tract as a small, relatively permanent statistical subdivision of a county.)

‘This new Food Desert Locator will help policy makers, community planners, researchers, and other professionals identify communities where public-private intervention can help make fresh, healthy, and affordable food more readily available to residents,’ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a news release

Tracts qualify as ‘low access’ if at least 500 persons or 33 percent of the population live more than a mile from a supermarket or large grocery store.”
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Obama’s USDA has found yet ANOTHER way to utterly waste YOUR money. But, don’t think the waste ends there. After all, what possible use could this “tool” be to ANYBODY?

You watch! The feds will use this “tool” as an excuse for opening government run and/or government subsidized grocery stores. Like everything else run by government, these grocery stores will be overflowing with waste, fraud, abuse, inefficiency, surly union employees and -- of course -- the worst food in the entire country. Rotting vegetables will -- by government mandate -- abound.

Bank on it, comrade!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Aspen Comrades! Give up your decadent hot tubs!

Quoting Pravda The Aspen Daily News:
“Houses that exceed their allotted energy budget due to non-essential luxuries like heated driveways and hot tubs are required to mitigate their consumption by either installing solar systems on-site or paying a fee to the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP), which funds renewable energy projects in the valley.”
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In related news…
Loyal comrades at GE jump for joy.
(They love it when tyrants force consumers to buy their products.)
The IPCC reminds citizens to give up their decadent ice water.
Enemy of the people -- Ayn Rand -- says “I tried to warn you”.
Click here for more from the people’s enemy -- Ayn Rand.

Attack on Bin Laden first reported on Twitter

Who first reported the attack on Bin Laden?
Nope, it was first reported on Twitter!

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Click here for the CNN report.

Click here for another scoop from Twitter.
Click here for announcement of a life changing moment in Twitterville.
Twitter (along with other social media) is changing the world!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bin Laden is Dead!

A promise made in 2001:

Tonight, a promise fulfilled.
Best of all, no Navy Seals were killed OR injured!
Rot in hell, Bin Laden!

1959 Ayn Rand interview with Comrade Mike Wallace

The previous post featured excerpts from this interview.
Now, the full interview.

Part 1 of 2:

Part 2 of 2:

Please note the exchange beginning at 5:15 into the second video. Ayn’s answer to Comrade Wallace’s absurd allegations emphasizes that Crony Capitalism is:
“the WORST of all economic phenomena”
The Dims have a very long and sordid history with Crony Capitalism. The incestuous relationship between General Electric and the Obama administration is -- arguably -- the most visible and most egregious current example. But, it hardly stops there. Wall Street has been in bed with both Republicans and Democrats -- but, mostly with Democrats. Through the “club” wielded by these Crony Capitalists, Wall Street has privatized their rewards and socialized their risks (at our collective expense and with millions in rewards to the utterly corrupt Dim politicians).

Click here for more on the evils of Crony Capitalism.
Better yet, read Atlas Shrugged!

Dims promote their Ayn Rand mythology

The following clip -- uploaded by the Leftists at ThinkProgress -- first documents that many of our best leaders admire Ayn Rand and then jumps to uber-Leftist Mike Wallace interviewing Ayn Rand. The interview only covers two topics, altruism and religion -- I discuss both after the clip.

Ayn Rand destroys Mike Wallace:

Click here and here for the full interview with Comrade Wallace.
Click here and here to learn more.

1) Is it a myth that Ayn Rand considered Medicare to be profoundly evil? No, that is true. The myth promoted by the Dims is that Medicare is not profoundly evil. It is an easily quantified fact that Medicare is profoundly evil.

Of all the insane assumptions on the part of Leftists, nothing is more insane than the Leftist assumption that if government does not provide “charity”, then nobody will. The obvious fact is that government is the worst possible way to deliver any goods and any services. This is especially true of “charity”.

2) If one defines altruism as doing that which provides for the common good, then Rand did not oppose altruism per se, she opposed those activities which most falsely imagine to provide for the common good. Ayn Rand correctly understood that Capitalism -- the “selfish” pursuit of the profit motive -- is the ONLY human activity which EVER truly provides for the common good.

3) Religion…
Yes, Ayn Rand was an atheist. So what? Perhaps her distaste for religion was largely driven by the way the collectivist mindset had corrupted religion -- Liberation Theology, anyone?
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