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Sunday, June 23. 2013
From The Economist:
Finally, even The Economist has become skeptical about weather alarmism. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Obama to Announce Sweeping New Powers on Tuesday – Will Regulate Power Plants to Save Country from ‘Global Warming’
Why not cut off power to the federal government first? Heat, a/c, and electric. That would show real leadership. Pres. Lincoln managed fine without electricity, central heating, or a/c, and he rode around town on a low-emission horse powered by biofuel. First, the gummint should cut the power to the NSA and the IRS. Then, the White House. Then Congress. Our moral and intellectual superiors should show us the way.
It's always "for the children" when there is no good argument. Now, I think Save the Polar Bears is a better angle to tug at the heartstrings. So cuddly, unlike bratty kids. The problem is that the bears are reproducing like crazy and are going to eat all the cute seals and all the Eskimos they can catch. But wait - the Kennedys are shooting seal pups. Too many seals? WTH?
Do the seals get a vote on that? At least the Kennedys aren't shooting the Eskimos who kill the Polar Bears and Killer Whales which would otherwise eat the supposedly "extra" seal pups, etc., etc.
I am waiting for the next crisis: Polar Bear population explosion attributed to global warming.
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Yes, we certainly wouldn't want the President to have to answer any questions about:
Fast and Furious,
Fox News wiretaps
Is it pure coincidence that for Liberals/socialist the answer to all problems is higher taxes and less freedom? AGW has been debunked. Sure there are many who are still holding on to this "perfect fantasy situation" in the vain hope it will be the catalyst to a communist nirvana. Obama is one of those who sees this as the path to more power and money and has no intent to give it up. It is not dissimilar from the DA who prosecutes and jails an innocent person because he can still convince a jury. He has lost sight of his real reason for being and it is now about the winning at all costs. Perhaps it is because of our failing schools or perhaps Rush is right and liberalism is a disease but for whatever the reason we have 35%-40% of the people in this country who believe in AGW, whole foods, that GMO will kill you, and that the founding founders didn't really mean we could actually own guns. From interacting with liberals I know that even when presented with pure unadulterated fact that disproves their favorite bias/belief they cannot accept it. I do think that Liberals can change but most do not. I saw one liberal who believed teachers were underpaid and government was underfunded until they finally after saving for years and both working they were able to buy their dream home; then the property tax bill came... They were devastated to discover that someone has to pay for big government. Ironically they were both college graduates and both held decent jobs but both made less a year then a teacher does working for 9 months. This is how the global warming scam will work. The liberals will be in favor of the higher taxes and reduced freedoms until it affects them personally and then they will understand (some will many will not and accept the liberal explantion that it was all Bush's fault).
"Solving" problems that don't exist while ignoring real issues is the hallmark of this whole fantasy land presidency. Another hallmark is his wording, "we need a plan", which means a technocratic, central five-year type thing, and his reliance on "new", as in "we need new fuels". In a weird sort of Maoist twist, he then goes on to talk about "farmers" growing the new fuels his government plan will mandate as if that's a gift from him to the economy.
I think Obama might be mentally ill. He's delusional, self absorbed and has no interest in practical experience or objective reality.
There's been a smell of desperation for quite a while now. It's slowly rising to the surface and can no longer be covered by the fragrant smells from "the Rose Garden".
He's delusional, self absorbed and has no interest in practical experience or objective reality.
As an unqualified observer this is as close to a "bull's eye" as I've read on any blog (that I visit).
I'm sure they designed the new Utah Data Collection Center, or whatever it's called, to be carbon neutral. However, I don't remember seeing any big-ass solar panels or windmills on the photos I saw going around the interwebs in recent days. I wonder where they put those?
Makes perfect sense. If you have no solutions problems that don't exist are all you can solve.
MTF: I think he is near to a breakdown ala Jessie Jackson Jr. or any other weakling that has been brought up the glass escalator only to find they do not have what it takes to be a true leader. Here's one:
Let's see - Al Gore took 2 'science' courses and made a C and a D. Who knows what, if any, science classes BHO ever sat in on, much less received a grade for.
In a galaxy long ago and far away I had 15 hrs of Chem, 15 hrs of Physics, 15 hrs of Calc and DiffEq, biology, and a BS in Geology. And anyone expects me to either listen to or respect an opinion espoused from these and other clowns about climate, atmosphere, models vs. empirical observations? Yep, hold onto that thought, bubba. As in, hold your breath, blueface.
CO2 is my friend. It makes things grow, so that we can eat. History (as in geologic) says there will be another ice age, but we don't know when. I hope it's not in my or my grandchildrens' lifetime. Cold is a b***h, CO2 is not the driver.
That "it's for the children, eeeee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee" reason is what's going to be pushed by the Hilary Clinton administration in 2017 when she has the exterior of the White House re-done in gingerbread.
Tho it's been commented on before by MFs another example (perchance) of "The Peter Principle"?
I believe they were a coupla Canucks from YorkU.
We all know that the only reason Washington, D.C. is where it is, is because neither Virginia nor Maryland wanted that fetid swampland, and that foreign diplomats considered D.C. to be a "hardship post" before the invention of air conditioning.
But in the interests of 1) saving the planet and 2) saving energy and money, I suggest a law ordering that in all Federal buildings, the air conditioning shall NEVER be set to lower than 85 degrees. Businesses and homes would be exempt, of course, but if the US Government is managing the place, I think 85 is a reasonable compromise between "nature" and "comfort".
Perfect, of course that should be coupled with a cold weather max of say 62, and a special auditor that will check up on them. For the kids!!!
Where is the conservative leadership on this?
(The only downside is that you better cut the number of gov employees first as per Machievelli they will be reminded to hate us daily)
2008 financial crisis ACORN epicenter; O's role at ACORN
Unaccounted fraction of Stimulus Bill whooped thru due to crisis, and spent on cementing rent-seekers into place.
Payoffs to backers in the form of Cash for Clunkers, GM and Chrylser bailouts featuring defrauding of equity holders, auto dealers who vote GOP, etc, much much else.
Obamacare whooped thru behind closed doors, bill delivered in unreadable form with no time to read it anyway.
Statistically extreme outlier oilfield disaster also extremely convenient to agenda, Macondo blowout and compromised investigation; attempt to leverage same into de facto cap n trade.
okay, that's just a few biggies and gets us to April 2010, when i first decided to cut my wrists. ok ok, so i'm a procrastinator --but i'll be there again as soon as the national debt hits an even double from Jan, 2008.
Ahem, apparently you Canadians haven't heard, it's been re-named the "Hose Garden".
You are far more generous that I am, 90F would be my limit, and a special call-out ensuring this is applied to the capitol and associated buildings like Rayburn, to provide an example for the citizens.
--related, the Texas legislature meets for three months --every other year!
That leaves 21 months every two years without ANY official business initiated. Politics for that 21 months is necessarily all referendum and no initiative. It works so well that what goes on in DC looks like a sort of terribly painful accident that the body politic just keeps on self-administering --like Groundhog Day with Bill Murray as a psychotic sado-masochist with delusions of grandeur --and all the time and money in the world to waste because nobody with thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles doesn't love him to death.
--it's time for volume 2! The title would be Dickhead of State --
Better yet, outlaw HVAC in all Executive and Legislative branch offices. With the temps either being too oppressively hot and humid or too cold, those branches of government would shut down for 8 month of the year. If that goes too far, them impose the ban on the Legislative branch only. If Congress isn't in session then they can't get into trouble. And to prevent the abuse of recess appointments, the only appointments that can be made is to fill a vacancy that occurs during the recess and only for the period of time until Congress reconvenes.