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Wednesday, January 2. 2008
This is a re-post from one year ago:
Well, the United Nations has its Intergovernmental ... its Interglobal... its Climatological...
Oh, why even bother getting the title right. We all know what it is. It's a global taxation system tarted up with a graph and a chart or two. The United Nations has never accomplished anything. Let me retract that. The United Nations has never accomplished anything beneficial to mankind. Every once in a while, you can shove it aside if you bribe enough of its members and get something done. You can put a UN patch on a US uniform and kick North Korean ass, for instance. But let's not pretend the UN did anything. It's a talking shop for the worst kind of people, representing mostly venal or totalitarian governments. The only successful program run by the UN was Saddam's Oil for Food scam. And by "successful," I mean Kofi Annan's and Saddam Hussein's kids got theirs. It took the US military to give Saddam's kids what they deserved.
People like our friend the Screamin' Inconvenient Truth Volunteer have lost their faith in god and in progress, and need something to fill the void in their psyche. Global Warming is not their laboratory. It is their tent meeting. Mmm mmm. Preach it, brother. Amen. Praise the lord and pass the carbon tax plate.
The global warming schtick lets everybody dumb off the hook. If you're French, your failed state didn't let tens of thousands of senior citizens die in substandard housing; no, global warming killed them. If you're European of any stripe, instead of trying to cobble together some Fischer-Price Soviet Union out of the debris of the multitude of wrecked economies you've presided over, you can wave your magic Climate Change wand and stick your hand in Uncle Sam's pocket. Why be a French farmer being paid not to farm by other Frenchmen, when the whole damn country can be paid to do nothing by Americans? And you can give yourself a medal for refusing to do anything too; we'd be productive but we'd ruin everything for everybody. The Prius as a clown car for whole continents.
They say they had to "work on the language" of a scientific report. They likewise say that now all discussion must stop. Hmmm. It would seem to me that if you're gauging what you say, you're angling for a result, not presenting facts.
But it's science. The United Nations told me so.
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This site is very complete.
Almer Gantry--haw haw--
"Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of whore!"
Before you burn you usually get warm and then hot....or not by bread alone.
How will we EVER escape the onrushing seas? At an inch or two per century, I predict, by the year 2107, the drowning of literally dozens of sand fleas. God Help Us!
Almer? ha ha ha.....
Oh, the thought of him winning an Oscar makes me gag...
I hope as he strides the Red Carpet into the Oscars some brave celebrity nitwit reporter asks him if he arrived via limo and jet.
If I worked behind the scenes at the Oscars, just as they were getting to announce His Almerness, I would turn the thermostat up to 100 degrees. Just for the 'sensor-round' effect, you know.
When I think of how close the 2000 election was I start to sweat.
'Not the President' has become a very, very good job for Dems who are past their 'sell by' dates politically.
It is all Al all the time in the MSM.
People,people....call,write,email your government rulers and ask the WHY we are still involved in the UN.
Americans hate a scam. Ken Lay and Enron scmmed millions, likewise Bernie Ebbers and WorldCom but that was only street theater and chump change compared to the con the UN has going ALL THE TIME.
Now the Wall Street scams only meant that many of us will eat catfood and chew rubber bands in retirement but the UN is a perpetual threat to our children and their children, and their yada yada...
Plus (here's an oldie dusted off), there's the principle of the thing. Yeah I know, gales of laughter from the leftest pinko commie types.
The UN must be moved from NYC and the USA must not support it with another cent.
The world-forum idea is great--as a pressure valve. It's just been taken over by organized crime, that's all.
People like John Bolton know that--that's why they can't get a job there.
don't miss a global-warming-push update @ instapundit:
Excysee mi inglish no great.
global warming is melt snow?
El calentarse global es sí nieve del derretimiento. Pero tan también el sol es nieve del derretimiento.
?Cuando se va la nieve todo a adonde conseguiremos nieve amarilla?
Potete levarti in piedi sempre su una scaletta e su un urinate nel vostro congelatore.
Neve gialla sì sì fredda e fica calda calda! !
Goda le torte giovani, la cosa migliore a voi.
LOL--ok, back on topic, here is an email I rec/ from a biz associate, who has become furiosi over the framing of the issue:
"This global warming
is a joke, people are using this to attack the United States energy usage
when they talk about CO2 emissions. Per capita we produce products and use
energy in a very energy efficient way with little pollution compared to most
countries. Lets look at Europe their "natural palm oil" plan is leading to
the deforestation of Southeast Asia to produce palm oil plantations. Let's
look at China, the pollution for the same product production as the US is
gigantic. It amounts to a 10% subsidy in production cost vs the US. China
and India are the two biggest polluters on the planet. Look at the
pollution in the air and water over there it is a disaster. What about
Japan and Korea, these two are the leaders of a group that is stripping our
oceans of all fish down to the 1000 ft plus level. Now we move to South
America, Brazil's ethanol "energy independence" project is resulting in the
deforestation on a large part of the Amazon rainforest. Now go to Google
satellite map and take a look at the amount of deforestation going on in the
Amazon rainforest the biggest CO2 sink on the planet, it is unbelievable.
With all that everyone else in the world thinks we are the cause for global
warming just because I have a Suburban and put Exxon gasoline in it. If you
want to stop global warming we should have these other countries clean up
their act. We could start by putting a tariff on products that are produced
with no pollution controls in other countries (China).
Al Gore and the UN in one thread - two of my favorite hot buttons. What to do?
Translation makes Al Gore clear. Everything he says about The Planet is actually about His Career. Once you make that substitution, remarkable new insights about Gore's character will appear. It's hardly unusual for a politician of any stripe to equate his own fortunes with the world's - heck, it's his world, innit? Gore does take it to a new level.
Habu, I recently posted at length about the 60 years of the UN. The problem is that each nation sent its aristocrats. In the West, that is self-identied intellectuals. In poor countries, the aristocrats are the educated members of the ruling organized crime (oops! *government*) families. In the Soviet Union and its descendants, the secret police were the aristocrats. The UN has done a remarkable job of allowing these aristocracies to perpetuate themselves. As this is the real point behind the organization - even one-world government takes a back seat to this main purpose - it can be said to be meeting its objectives.