We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Most over-rated and under-rated book of the year. Derbyshire
Second link in one day about Al Sharpton. TNR. With all of the serious black commentators and thinkers out there, why does the MSM pick this vaudevillian self-satirical con man to be a black spokesman? Is he supposed to be their tap-dancing entertainer?
When in the course of human history has mankind been so healthy, secure and prosperous that national political leaders, scientists and the media elite worldwide could be preoccupied with a theoretical crisis predicted to occur 50 years hence? Controversy continues to rage over Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory, most recently with a minority Senate report citing 400 eminent scientists, yet it's worth reflecting on what this debate means about the human condition at the advent of the 21st Century
The corollary to this preoccupation with hypothetical dangers 5 decades hence, of course, is that there is not one imminent threat to western nations that demands our immediate attention. Not one human soul is, or ever has been, in immediate danger from Global Warming.
It seems that some, particularly liberals, have a tendency to feel guilty about our nation's prosperity and position in the world. Although not perfect, America is blessed by God, and therefore has nothing to be ashamed of in that regard. The question is-why would anyone want anything less?
“We’re tinkering with the boundaries of life here,” Bush said when I finished. “We’re on the edge of a cliff. And if we take a step off the cliff, there’s no going back. Perhaps we should only take one step at a time.”
Two steps back is called for when at cliff's edge.
My gas bill for November showed the average temperature went down 1° from last November. If this continues, and a vast majority of people in my house think it will, we could be well into the ice age already.
Re: Not one human soul is, or ever has been, in immediate danger from Global Warming.
In MorMitt scape it don't matter except, it's good for business
"If climate change is happening, the actions we take will help," Romney wrote. "If climate change is largely caused by human action, this will really help. If we learn decades from now that climate change isn't happening, these actions will still help our economy, our quality of life, and the quality of our environment."