Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Deeply Concerned

When Iran's dictator stole the election, then murdered protesters in the streets, Obams said nothing, except that he did not think it appropriate to "meddle" in Iran's affairs.

But when the Honduran dictator, Zelaya, is sent into exile by the people of Honduras, who want democracy, Obama stood with, of all people, Chavez and the Castro brothers in siding with Zelaya.

Zelaya shredded the Honduras Constitution, attempting to stay in office forever, like Chavez. The people would not stand for that, and had him escorted out. They COULD have killed him, but instead acted democratically. Obama is backing the dictator, not the people. Sound familiar?

It concerns me deeply that Obama seems to have an affinity for dictators, and is always siding with them.

But then, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, Chavez and Castro all have done the same thing.

More reason for concern...

Something to ponder - if the United Nations takes one side, you can BET it will be the wrong side. And they are siding with Zelaya. Remember - the U.N. is now made up mostly of dictatorships and socialist countries. Whatever they are for, America SHOULD be against.


Monday, June 29, 2009


When I first decided to write this entry, the title "Losers" was meant to pertain to our extremely poor choice of representatives, because those jackasses voted for the Cap & Trade Energy Tax that is going to cost every family in America between $2000-$3000 each and every year, for starters. It will also force the emmigration of millions of jobs to India and China, as many large businesses are already planning to leave the U.S. rather than be bankrupted by this tax.

But almost immediately after writing the title, it occured to me that, because of those clowns, we are all going to be losers. And I have to wonder if the people who voted for those mindless lemmings, actually ENJOY getting screwed all the time, or if they are simply apathetic to it, having been screwed by so many for so long.

Maybe apathetic is the wrong word - pathetic might be better suited.

As Thomas Jefferson so aptly put it, "everyone gets the government they deserve." Well, though we have a great country, we certainly have a government that sucks, big time. And while it might be easy to blame our representatives and senators, the ones at fault are the people who keep ELECTING them into office, over and over. Is that you? Anyone who voted for them, and anyone who never even showed up at the polls, are the people responsible.

If you are sadistic and like punishment, fine - that's your personal pleasure. But do not force your sadism on the rest of us by re-electing those bumpkins. They did not even have a clue what this cap & trade bill was really all about. They had no clue it would force jobs out of America. They had no clue that every single item you buy will now cost more, if the Senate also passes this socialist atrocity. Because, if a person uses more than one brain cell at a time, they would quickly realize that every single thing we use depends on energy to produce, and energy to ship. So, a tax on using energy will not simply affect your light and heat bill - it will affect the cost of bread, milk, clothes, medicine - every blessed thing, including the hairdresser - after all, if her costs are going to go up, she is going to pass it along to you. Get it? Your representatives didn't, and I seriously doubt if those mental midgets we call our senators will get it, either.

And guess what? If this bill passes, you probably will not be allowed to sell your home without first spending thousands bringing it up to the new "green code". That's right, folks. If your home is not as energy efficient as the government likes, you cannot sell it until you bring it in line.

And forget about you or your kids ever building a new home, or buying a home - this bill states that no home can be built anywhere in America unless it meets the "green" standards of California liberals - you know, the same standards that forced Californians to pay twice as much to build a home, resulting in extremely high home prices. So, if it costs $300,000 to build the $150,000 home, your kids will either have to go in hock for $300K, or spend their lives in apartments. Nice, huh? So much for "change" and "hope".

And if you like it warm in the winter or cool in the summer? Forget it. You can be fined or taxed if you use more energy than the government thinks you should. The bill includes the cost of building and implementing a new "smart grid" which will effectively "ration" energy to each and every home.

And if you think heating with wood, cut from your own property will allow you to escape, forget it - the bill includes taxing the use of wood for fuel, regardless of the source.

Well, folks, you have a choice - you can just chalk it up, and allow government total control over your lives through this cap & trade energy bill, or you can do what you did NOT do with your representatives and actually get off the couch and call your senators, and tell them if they vote YES, you will vote NO come next election, and they will be on the same unemployment line as the rest of us. After all, one passed, the damage cannot be undone, even if you elect all Republicans or Independents. Once a corporation expends tens of millions to move overseas, you cannot expect them to toss that away and move back. And once the "smart grid" is online, it will be the ONLY grid available.

So, folks, you have ONE CHANCE to save yourselves and your families - contact your senators, and be very explicit about how you vote next time will be tied to the way they vote on this bill.

This one bill, if passed, will make the people the servants of the government - just the opposite of what the founding fathers designed, and the opposite of what made America great up until now.

Some actual highlights of the Cap & Trade Energy Bill:
  • Tax on the use of energy, which will increase the cost of everything manufactured or transported - which is everything
  • Businesses moving out of the U.S. to avoid the tax, so jobs will disappear
  • "Smart grid", which will monitor your energy use and fine you for using more than the government thinks you should
  • All new construction must meet expensive "green" standards, which has helped bankrupt California. This will push up the cost of all housing.
  • Homesellers cannot sell without first bringing their home up to the "green code", at a cost of many thousands of dollars. Before selling, government inspectors will first have to inspect your home for efficiency.
  • Although ethanol has proven to be worse for the environment than fossil fuel, the bill mandates the use of more, not less. This will increase the cost of food as agricultural land will be used to grow fuel instead of food.

All this to "fight global warming", even though the EPA reports none of it will reduce carbon emissions.

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Tell them NO to the Cap & Trade Energy Bill.

As a side note: Today the EPA released a 98 page report stating that worlwide temperatures are decling (getting COLDER, folks), and have been for several years. The report also states these findings have been withheld by the government. H-m-m-m. Global warming, which is the "disaster" that this energy bill is supposed to address, is bogus. So, it seems the government has a different agenda than climate control. How about CITIZEN CONTROL?


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Slice Of Fact

There has been a lot of bantering back and forth about "global warming", but it appears that most folks are completely unaware of a very important fact - perhaps the MOST important fact. And I believe they are unaware by design - the powers that stand to make billions of dollars fighting "global warming" certainly do not want the folks to know the whole truth.

With every Ice Age throughout history, the subsequent re-warming of the Earth would take many, many years - in the case of the last Great Ice Age 40,000 years ago, it took millennia for the Earth to normalize its temperature.

Now, here is a slice of fact that the GW crowd is not telling - the Earth suffered a "mini" Ice Age from about 1150 AD-1850 AD. (For complete info on this, and its impact on every segment of society, see http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/mandias/lia/little_ice_age.html). This has been thoroughly documented. It is indisputable fact. During the Little Ice Age of 1150-1850, the records show that glaciers were on the move...
1595: Gietroz (Switzerland) glacier advances, dammed Dranse River, and caused flooding of Bagne with 70 deaths.

1600-10: Advances by Chamonix (France) glaciers cause massive floods which destroyed three villages and severely damaged a fourth. One village had stood since the 1200's.

1670-80's: Maximum historical advances by glaciers in eastern Alps. Noticeable decline of human population by this time in areas close to glaciers, whereas population elsewhere in Europe had risen.

1695-1709: Iceland glaciers advance dramatically, destroying farms.

1710-1735: A glacier in Norway was advancing at a rate of 100 m per year for 25 years.

1748-50: Norwegian glaciers achieved their historical maximum LIA positions.
The Little Ice Age ended roughly around 1850. Since then, the Earth has been attempting to normalize its temperatures. Normally, if cooling events were to never occur, the Earth's average mean temperature would be warmer than it is today.

Now here is another indisputable fact - it would take 100-300 years for the Earth's temperature to normalize from that period of cooling. The range is wide because other events can speed or slow the normalization, such as volcano emissions and solar flare activity.

Therefore, it is perfectly natural, and expected, that the temperatures throughout the 1900's would, on average, be getting warmer, as the Earth is simply getting back to "normal".

Another little known fact the GW crowd keeps hidden - throughout the 4.5 billion year life of this planet, more than 80% of that time the Earth has been warmer than it is now, and there were no ice caps at all (a bit of trivia - the famed Piri Reis map, originally drawn supposedly during the period of Alexander the Great or earlier, accurately shows the land mass that is beneath the ice in Antarctica, and shows no ice at all). The Earth is NATURALLY and NORMALLY warmer than what it is today. We are simply recovering from the last mini Ice Age. And it is entirely possible that circumstances beyond our control will cause yet another mini Ice Age at some point.

Is the climate changing? Of course it is!. And every SANE scientist will tell you it is always and constantly changing. That is why it is impossible for experts to tell us what the weather will be in 10 days, let alone in 100 years.

The National Weather Bureau states the Earth suffered a "cold spell" from 1950-1980, which is what generated all those Time Magazine articles by "experts" that cried we were heading into an Ice Age. But we did not, now did we?

So, folks, here is the truth of the matter. The earth is getting warmer, on average, because it is trying to normalize itself. And there is nothing we can - or should - do about it. Trying to hold back nature by artificial means is not unlike the Fed trying to artifically keep the economy growing, which caused a disaster when the bubble burst. Eventually, nature will win out. We can either accept the flowing river, or try to dam it up, then suffer a greater catastrophe when the dam eventually breaks (recall the New Orleans levies).

This is not to say that the Earth will continue to warm on a steady basis. Nature does not work that way. In the process of warming, there will be events that interrupt the warming, and mini ice ages may occur, or cooling spells may become evident, as happened from 1950-1980 (and seems to be happening again, as the temps have been generally cooler since 2001).

Wake up, people. Do not fall for "Chicken Little" cries that the sky is falling. Just because some self-proclaimed experts say it is true does not make it true. For a thousand years the "experts" taught everyone that the Earth was flat. The "experts" claimed the sun revolved around the Earth. The "experts" said we would never walk on the moon. And as recently as 1972 the "experts" were saying a new Ice age was upon us.

And now those "experts" are telling us that global warming is caused by man, and will destroy us.

I suggest you take the "experts" with more than a mere grain of salt.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Little Red Hen Revisited

With an alternate ending...

One day as the Little Red Hen was scratching in a field, she found a grain of wheat.
"This wheat should be planted," she said. "Who will plant this grain of wheat?"
"Not I," said the Duck.
"Not I," said the Cat.
"Not I," said the Dog.
"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

Soon the wheat grew to be tall and yellow.
"The wheat is ripe," said the Little Red Hen. "Who will cut the wheat?"
"Not I," said the Duck.
"Not I," said the Cat.
"Not I," said the Dog.
"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

When the wheat was cut, the Little Red Hen said, "Who will thresh the wheat?"
"Not I," said the Duck.
"Not I," said the Cat.
"Not I," said the Dog.
"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

When the wheat was threshed, the Little Red Hen said, "Who will take this wheat to the mill?"
"Not I," said the Duck.
"Not I," said the Cat.
"Not I," said the Dog.
"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

She took the wheat to the mill and had it ground into flour. Then she said, "Who will make this flour into bread?"
"Not I," said the Duck.
"Not I," said the Cat.
"Not I," said the Dog.
"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

She made and baked the bread. Then she said, "Who will eat this bread?"
"Oh! I will," said the Duck.
"And I will," said the Cat.
"And I will," said the Dog.
"No, No!" said the Little Red Hen. "I will do that." And she did

In today's socialist view held by liberals, the story would end like this:

Farmer Brown comes out and takes the bread, and divides it equally among everyone, depriving the hen of what she earned, and giving it to those who chose not to do anything to help her.

The next spring, the little red hen found more seed. She pondered spending months planting, harvesting, threshing, milling and baking so she would have bread, knowing that no one would help her.

Then she remembered that farmer Brown would simply take it from her, and she made her choice ...

She ate the seed. And the Duck, Cat and Dog all went hungry. And in their hunger and desperation, they turned on farmer Brown, and ate HIM.

Jobs, and strong economies, are created by the industrious ones, the ones who work harder, invest their money, and take the risks. If you take away their incentive to do so by taking away their profits, they will no longer choose to do so. If you take away the profits from which they would expand, create more jobs, buy more inventory and produce more products, you destroy the engine that moves the economy.

The poor do not create jobs, or pay salaries. They do not buy investory, or pay shippers to move their products. They do not advertise, and in so doing provide jobs for those in the media. Only the rich can do those things. If you milk the rich so they can no longer do those things, everything stops. No matter HOW many entitlements you bestow upon the poor, they will never fuel the economy.

Farmer Brown should take note.

Now, I don't think it would be wrong to give everyone an equal share of a harvest, PROVIDED they put IN an equal share of the effort, investment and risk. But that is not what happens in a redistribution of wealth under liberals - they think everyone should get an equal share regardless; that the HARVEST should be divided equally, but not the EFFORT. That the lazy fool that watches soap operas all day should share in the profits of those who busted their butts all day working. That the person who works at 7-11 because he was too lazy to get an education should share in the rewards of those who spent years and tens of thousands on a college degree. That the spendthrift who invests nothing, and takes no risks should receive the benefits of those who risked everything to be an entrepreneur. And that is wrong!

NO ONE should be able to take more out than they put in, unless they are deemed physically or mentally incapable of taking care of themselves. Imagine trying to take more out of the bank than you put in! You would go to prison.

If Joe Blow wants an equal share, fine. He needs to put in an equal effort and risk.

In a nutshell, conservatives and liberals both believe in "give and take". A conservative believes each individual should give, and thereby is entitled to take. A liberal believes some people should give, while others take.