Sunday, November 30, 2008

Man Made Global Warming = Agenda for Totalitarianism

Let me start by saying that, contrary to what the media and too many politicians want you to believe, Man Made "global warming" or "climate change" is not the benevolent interest and concern for the natural World it is sold to be.

Man Made Global Warming is an Agenda for Totalitarianism.

I know it is shocking that anyone would say that, today when we are supposed to be so enlightened! Especially in the USA! Most of us think that could never, ever happen in the good o'l USA!! Checks and Balances are supposed to make sure that doesn't happen! Right? But hear me out and please look into all of this yourself. Look beyond the main stream media and Al Gore, who have proven time and again that they don't inform, they misinform. I looked into it, and I'll share with you the only conclusion that I could rationally come to, and why:

Blaming man for Global Warming/Climate Change is the new agenda for totalitarianism. The new communist agenda. Global totalitarian government is now dressed up as "concern for the Earth."

Many are already aware of this. We need a majority to know the truth! Until most of us "get" this about man made global warming/climate change, and stand up against it and reject it, totalitarian government is exactly where we are all heading. By design!

What should be made clear before I go one bit farther here is , yes we all want to take care of our beloved Earth! Yes, we want to cherish and pass on God's creation to our future! Yes, we should take care of the Earth! Yes, we all should insist on clean air, soil and water!

But the "man made" global warming/climate change agenda isn't about making sure any of that happens!

The "man made" global warming/climate change agenda isn't about taking care of the Earth and clean air and water!!!

It is about power. It is about control over every single thing in our lives by government.

As Czech President Vaclav Klaus said about global warming/climate change in 2007, 'This ideology preaches earth and nature and under the slogans of their protection – similarly to the old Marxists – wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central, now global, planning of the whole world.'

A Czech President would know about central planning and communism, the Czech People lived through that!!! Now the Czech President sees central planning and communism going "global" in the global warming/climate change ideology! I'd take his word for it!

As we all know, the "man made" global warming/climate change "ideology" is determined to control "CO2" worldwide. Well, let's think about that whole idea for a minute. It just so happens that CO2 is the result of all business and human activity in the World! That must mean, in a nutshell, that this man made global warming/climate change ideology is determined to control every business and personal activity in our Country and in this World! With central planning of the whole World!

Controlling every business and personal activity in our Country or in the World is communism! That is totalitarianism! Doesn't that prove that the net result of solving "man made" global warming/climate change, the way those pushing it want to solve it, is totalitarianism & communism???

To me, that says it all!!!! That reveals every single thing we need to see!!!!

Our weather people can't even get the weather "tomorrow" right on a regular basis! But those who are pushing global warming/climate change want us to believe they can map out "100 years of weather prophesy," that is not debatable, and we should give up all our rights, our freedom, our sovereignty and our ability to have prosperity and spread prosperity, for their weather models??? I say no!

Question - Why would they choose to push communism this way??

Well, communism is a failed ideology. The communists can not sell communism on its merits! Because there are no real merits of communism! Communists finally realized that trying to force everyone under a totalitarian government doesn't sell. They found out that forcing people to give up their rights and freedoms, doesn't go over well, anywhere. They realized that pushing their agenda with prison camps, killing, weapons and military engagement, PR wise, isn't appealing. They know now that the people will rise up and resist that.

The communists realized that pushing power over the World, for powers sake, doesn't draw in the crowds to their side. They needed a new way to move their agenda forward, with little resistance from the masses.

They needed some way to have the total control over the World they wanted, packaged in a way that people would buy. Global Warming/Climate Change is their answer.

Communists want to convince the masses that HUMANS are now responsible for natural climate changes that have been happening since the beginning of the Earth. Communists want to convince the masses that HUMANS must change their activity, to government prescribed and controlled activity, to solve the problem.

Communists are determined to make the people believe this global warming/climate change lie, so the communists can control the World and all activity in the World.

"Concern for the World" for the Worlds sake, has always been popular. So the communists re-branded their agenda.

But don't be fooled, this is the same old, failed communism, with shiny new packaging! New and improved "benevolent oppression" packaging!

Sure, how do I know? What other solution can you come to when:
Man made Global Warming/Climate Change is all based on lies. It's solutions involve full government control over everything, and the loss of our sovereignty, our rights and our prosperity.

Yes, I know, Shocking! Hard to believe! But yes this can happen in America! Remember, totalitarian government is never chosen, it is always imposed, or the people are tricked into it! Hitler's Germany, Cuba's Castro and Iran are good, recent, examples. These are all "revolutions" for freedom, that were intentionally led to tyranny!

When those walls came down, everyone was convinced communism failed, except the communists!!!

They are still active and interested in pushing their agenda. They still want to regain power any way possible. And they are still going after their enemy, capitalism!

This re branding of communism is deceptive, and we can be certain that the deception doesn't stop there. It is weaved through the whole global warming agenda. The whole idea of global warming is a farce, so lies are needed to hold the whole thing together. They have to lie about the weather and temperature measurements to keep the lie going.

So, be ready! When anyone is pushing man made global warming/climate change, or they are saying that they are going to do something about global warming/climate change, what they are really saying is, "I'm trying to ruin this nation and Her capitalism." What they are really saying is, "I am helping to implement communism and global government in the United States of America, using the man made global warming/climate change lie. "
They will pretend they are putting the People of the USA first, but they are actually lying to our faces, so they can betray us!

By using the media to push that global warming and climate change is all about the Earth, the communists are trying to make all us us into useful idiots for the communists. They want us to believe their lie, rise up and make this climate agenda happen! They want us to rise up, have a revolution, and enslave ourselves in their totalitarianism.

This whole global warming/climate change idea has come to all of us politicized, with all the reports of catastrophe, and solutions, coming from places like the UN and Al Gore. Reports and solutions that want to create big government, more tax burdens and regulations that take away individual rights, including property rights.

Yep, one of the biggest pushers of global warming/climate change on the World is the UN...(the only place on the planet that the totalitarian government of Saudi Arabia can run any type of interfaith dialogue, or human rights seminar and be taken seriously!)

Global Warming didn't bubble up through science and sound education for years and years. It is political and has been pushed by the UN and useful idiot politicians. Man made Global Warming and Climate Change is being used as something to exploit, to grow government power!

It is time to look beyond what the media is telling you and look into this subject, critically and seriously. It is time for all People to wake up and stop the global warming agenda! It is crucial that you make sure you don't allow yourself to be tricked into thinking totalitarian government is the solution to anything!! For your sake, and the sake of all our futures.

This is in response to previous DailyKos article This Week in Science by DarkSyde

Saturday, November 29, 2008

DAK's Abbreviated Pundit Round-up - 11/29/08

Mark Steyn, OC Register
So Bush is history, and we have a new president who promises to heal the planet, and yet the jihadists don't seem to have got the Obama message that there are no enemies, just friends we haven't yet held talks without preconditions with. This isn't about repudiating the Bush years, or withdrawing from Iraq, or even liquidating Israel. It's bigger than that. And if you don't have a strategy for beating back the ideology, you'll lose.

Dennis Byrne, RealClearPolitics
Consider: President George W. Bush has been passionately faulted for "breaking the bank" by conducting the Iraq War. But the non-partisan Congressional Research Service figures that the total cost of the Iraq War and the rest of the global war on terror, including the war in Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001 is $864 billion. Now, we can whistle past that in a single day, and few seem to worry. There are no metaphors for this because there is nothing comparable to the rapidity of our plunge into national hock.

Robert Fulford, National Post
It seems clear that Bush's legacy is now carved in stone. He's the perfect recipient of blame for everything that happened during his administration. He's made a few remarks suggesting that he dreams of a reversal in opinion resembling the moral upgrade that time eventually conveyed on Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, both of them much-derided in office. That hope has grown increasingly wan.

Bush has never been the complete failure his enemies have always pictured, but his greatest success is hard to appreciate. After 9/11 demonstrated the incompetence of America's intelligence system, history assigned Bush the task of preventing anything similar happening again. For a national leader, nothing out-ranks the safety of the citizens. Few would have bet on success in this project -- 9/11 having seemed so easy for the suicide killers -- yet this continent has, amazingly, enjoyed seven terrorism-free years.

Somehow, the plans of terrorists have been frustrated. That may be Bush's greatest

The fears everyone experienced in 2001 have so diminished that Americans and others now regard as bothersome the security systems that may have saved their lives.

In response to: Your Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stealth Jihad Busted In the U.S. -- Will Vigilance Remain Eternal In Obama Administration?

Dragon5616 feels safe enough to compare the Republican Party to Al Qaeda in his Daily Kos "diary":
I saw this one over at HuffPo and had to share it. It seems that Al Qaeda and the GOP have something in common--they both want to complain about the "unfair" press coverage Obama is receiving around the world.
Meteor Blades complains about President-Elect's Obama's decision to retain Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense:
More fuel for the belief that even Democrats think Democrats are weak on defense and only Republicans can serve as Secretary of Defense. If Gates stays the full four years, it would mean that from 1953-2013, a Republican will have held the SecDef post for 51 1/2 of 60 years.
Meanwhile, the Federal government (the post-9/11 one created by "eight years of George Bush's failed policies") is prosecuting a group of Muslim men who were training in the United States for an attack on US military personnel (and their DoD civilian counterparts) at Fort Dix, New Jersey:

Somehow, comparing Republicans to Islamofascist terrorists and complaining about a SecDef who has been strong and wise as a national defense leader seem stupid after watching that video.
Happy Thanksgiving anyway.

In Response To: Al Qaeda adopts GOP talking points and Times: Gates to Stay at Defense

DAK's Abbreviated Pundit Round-up - 11/26/08

Robert Samuelson, Newsweek
The scary words "depression" and "deflation" are bandied about because an economic free fall seems possible, even if it is unlikely. With time, economic slumps correct themselves as borrowers repay debts, surplus inventories are sold, industries consolidate and government policies promote recovery. They may now. But the mechanics of this cycle differ sufficiently from any since World War II as to raise doubts. Americans are less upset by hardships they've experienced than by those they imagine.

Tony Blankley, Washington Times
One of the things that Daschle says will have to change is the "technology arms race" he claims hospitals are engaging in "to attract aging baby boomers with the latest diagnostic imaging machines." Imagine that, offering customers the latest technology, which, as Daschle admits on Page 125, "help(s) doctors estimate the spread of cancer or the extent of cardiac disease without surgery."

Of course, for Daschle, the problem with such high-tech diagnostics is that it leads to treatment. On pages 123-124, he cites a study approvingly for the proposition that there are too many angiograms being performed. By too many, he specifically cites a study of 828 angioplasties in which only a third were likely to benefit the patients. Another half might or might not, and 14 percent were not likely. Now I might conclude that if 85 percent of the patients receiving the treatment might benefit (the one-third who definitely would and the 50 percent who might) and if I were one of them, I might want the procedure. But for Daschle, that would be a waste of money, and "the imaging test that shows narrowing of the arteries was to blame (for the
excessive treatment)."

What followed is my favorite line in the book: "When the test revealed a narrowing of the artery, however slight, cardiologists couldn't resist doing something about it." Imagine a doctor trying to cure his patient.

Peter Brookes, RealClearWorld
As for the Latin Americans, they don’t mind having the Chinese and Russians compete for their affection. Intensive courting can result in favorable trade deals, aid, concessionary loans and political support.

Their no-strings-attached ties undermine Washington’s efforts to advance free markets, human rights and democracy in the region—not a high priority for Moscow or Beijing.

Conventional wisdom says our sway is declining in this hemisphere. If true, that’s bad news. Since geography is destiny, maintaining - or regaining - America’s influence in the region will be key for the next US president.

Meddling by Russia and China won’t help.

In response to: Your Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Monday, November 24, 2008

Obama chooses basketball over church

Top ten reasons the Obama's haven't been able to find a new church:

10. Never really liked church anyhow.

9. Jeremiah Wright hasn't taken a new pastorate yet.

8. Most churches are way too patriotic.

7. Not a lot of Farrakhan-friendly churches to choose from.

6. Opting for at-home bible studies with Bill Ayers

5. Finding a pro-abortion church is tougher than they thought.

4. No longer need to prove that they're Black.

3. Not enough designated smoking areas.

2. Too far to drive to U.N. Chapel in NYC.

1. Can't make up their mind between joining a church or a mosque.

In response to: Oh No!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dumbed Down O-mericans

So the president-elect has committed to "creating" 2.5 million new jobs by 2011. I hate to rain on this idiotic leftist parade, but how does Mr. Change plan on funding these jobs? You see, these jobs aren't really being "created". They are being funded by taxpayers. Yes, they're make-believe jobs that are being "created" by a company that is 10 trillion dollars in the red! Wow. He's so smart. What an ingenious plan. Spend money you don't have and go deeper in debt. That takes so much skill. I wonder what he'll do next. Maybe "raise" the graduation rate by cutting high school back to the 10th grade? Or maybe, he'll "decrease" the prison population by releasing "non-violent" offenders. Or maybe he'll "lower" the infant mortality rate in Africa by funding abortion clinics there. Wow. He's so smart. I'm sure that Sarah Palin could of never came up with such a unique plan like increasing deficit spending. Wow. He's so smart.

In response to: Fired Up

Fundy's Weekly Scripture Reading - 11/22/08

Let's look at the word "faith" this week. What does it mean when someone uses the term "my faith" in regards to their spirituality? Where did this "faith" come from and what is it in?
Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.

Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Faith is not discovered, found, or created. It is imparted by the Lord himself. Beware of those who speak about "faith" separate of Jesus Christ.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

President-Elect Hillary Rodham Clinton

We all know the political power of the Clinton machine, but who would have thought that power extended to ousting an elected president. I know, “What!?” you say. Well sometime the face before the camera is just that, the appearance of reality. But fold the onion layers back and the stinging reality hits you. Obviously by now, everyone has heard that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the new Secretary of State. But what many people may not realize is the depth to which the Clinton apparatus has penetrated the Obamanation.

Step back a bit to the early years of the 2008 presidential race and a pointent, very telling look at the future of our presidency happened in Iowa. During the Democratic debates, Sen. Obama was asked how his message of ‘change’ was effected by the multitude of Clinton staffers prowling his inner circle. Lets go to the video....

Hillary may have been laughing, as she is want to do, but the Obama retort was more than eerie looking at it today. Maybe my mind is slightly distrustful of liberals, but just before the DNC convention, it was understood that Clinton would quarrel with Obama over the delegate count. But our desire for a 15 round cage match was dashed by the pronouncement from Mrs Clinton that Obama should be the next democratic nominee without a vote. Is it me, but can you imagine the negotiation between Hillary and Obama before this declaration;

H: “Vice President”
O: “No way, no deal”
H: “OK well, it has to be a major cabinet post, State Department?”
O: “Hmmmm, Uh, OK Fine, but Bill keeps his mouth shut!”
H: “Deal”

Fast forward to today, as we receive the continual announcements of White House staff from our new government agency, Office of the President-Elect. Although a number of major department level secretaries have not been determined, many key White House positions have been filled. Obviously, these positions are central for the insiders that gave up their lives to see their candidate get elected. Its their reward, the ring on the Carousel of political campaigning. But what do we see? The man most likely to get the Chief of Staff position, David Axelrod shunned for Clintonista Rahm Emmanuel.

And the ‘Change’ doesn’t stop there. Since the announcements for the White House began, at least 11 are past Clinton appointees or deputies of those appointees. Jackie Norris, Catherine Russell, David Axelrod ( not really an appointee, but instrumental in the Clinton and Emmanuel war machines), Lisa Brown, Greg Craig, Mona Sutphen, Ron Klain, Tim Geithner, Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton and the king of ironic appointments, Eric Holder. Guess he didn’t have to answer one of those Obamanation ethics questionnaires.

But lets be fair here. Who does Obama really know that could fill the enormous number of positions waiting. Well a trip to Chicagoland shows that Obama has no choice but a Clinton intervention. For Example:

  • Press Secretary - Marilyn Katz. A retread ’60’s violent leftist radical, friend of Bill Ayers
  • Department of Labor - David Roediger. The epitome of Marxism in America.
  • Department of Education - Bill Ayers. Say it with me... ‘YES OBAMA, YES OBAMA”. Repeat.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development - Mayor Richard Daley. His political prowess puts the Mob to shame.
  • US Department of Agriculture - Michael Milken. Chicago Mercantile Exchange criminal and close personal friend of Biden.
  • Department of Energy - John Rowe. Can someone say, "Show Me the Money!!"
  • Department of Transportation - James P. Hoffa. What the Hoffa’s have done for the Teamsters, they will do for us... Oh Crap!

Needless to say, when you grow up in the Chicago political family, your relationship with them outside of Chicago is difficult for anyone else to understand. Unfortunately, it would have been a service to the country if the ‘Driveby Media’ had actually done their job.

In response to:  Transition News

Friday, November 21, 2008

Democrat congressional leaders seek to destroy the auto industry

Let's take a look what the Democratic brain-trust in Congress had to say today about a solution for the Big 3 automakers:
Earlier today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she and Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will send a letter to the heads of GM, Ford and Chrysler, telling them what they need to show Congress in order to get federal bailout money.

Pelosi said that she wants lawmakers to tell Congress that, if it approves the bailout, Detroit will:
1. pay no shareholder dividends
2. give no bonuses to employees making more than $200,000
3. explain how they will invest in advanced technology to make more fuel-efficient vehicles
Let me translate these three ingenious recommendations for the "Hope and Change" crowd:
1. make their stock even less attractive to investors
2. run-off every bit of talent they have by taking away monetary incentives
3. squander the little bit of cash they currently have by investing in "green" technology while gas is closing in on a $1.50 per gallon
In response to: Obama, Congressional leaders grapple with auto industry meltdown

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Progress in SCOTUS' Consideration of Obama Citizenship Question

I'm passing on this update on the Supreme Court's processing of one of the now-multiple lawsuits that call into question the legitimacy of Obama's candidacy for President, based on Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution.

From Red County blogger Rus Thompson:

On December 5, 2008, only ten days before the electoral college votes, the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will meet in private to review Obama's citizenship status.

Leo Donofrio's case, "Leo C. Donofrio, v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey, United States Supreme Court Docket No. 08A407," regarding Obama's citizenship has reached a new level. The case has been "distributed for conference."

This docketing today by the court should send ripples of fear through the Obama camp. Obama has been proceeding at lightening speed to put together a cabinet and take possession of the White House with the hope that he won't have to answer the question of whether or not he was "at birth" a "natural born citizen."

Thompson points out that the MSM has completely ignored the Obama citizenship lawsuits, calling them the work of "sore losers or conspiracy theories". However, "If four of the nine Justices vote to hear the case in full review, oral argument may be ordered."

Thompson's report is consistent with the SCOTUS online docket.

In Response To: What Passes For Good News In Today's GOP

DAK's Abbreviated Pundit Round-Up - 11/20/08

Newt Gingrich and Peter Ferrara, WSJ

These tax credits will do little or nothing to promote economic growth because they do not reduce marginal tax rates -- the rate on the next dollar of income -- to provide powerful, meaningful incentives for productive activities such as investment, entrepreneurship and work. A tax credit is effectively a cash grant that can only affect incentives up to the amount of the grant. Indeed, such tax credits would likely reduce economic growth because the credits are phased out as income rises, and so effectively impose higher marginal tax rates over those income levels.

For a real middle-class tax cut, we should cut the 25% income tax rate that now applies to single workers earning $32,550 to $78,850, and married couples earning $65,100 to $131,450. We should reduce that rate down to the 15% rate paid by workers below these income levels. That would, in effect, establish a flat-rate tax of 15% for close to 90% of American workers.

Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

Given the data presented here, I think this is a cautionary tale for the President-elect. This does not mean, of course, that he must govern like a Republican from Kentucky. Far from it! It just means he should be aware that there are factions in the country that strongly opposed him, and he should be careful with how he manages these groups. He does not have to do what they want him to do, but he should not overly antagonize them.

The political consequences of that could be harmful. For instance, in the states shaded red in the 2008 picture, there are about 20 white Democratic Representatives and 7 Senators who will stand for reelection at least once in the next eight years. President-elect Obama has to be mindful of them - otherwise, they could go the the way that the New England Republicans have gone in the Bush years.

Victor Davis Hanson, RealClearPolitics

All sorts of promises are proposed to bail out mortgage holders who have defaulted or owe more than their homes are worth. Apparently, no debtor is really culpable. And apparently, no one took out second or third mortgages for optional consumer purchases, or bought homes too large for their incomes.

What is the lesson here for other pinched families who will not default and will somehow meet their mortgage obligations, even on homes with negative equity? Is it that those who pay what they owe are punished while those who fail to are excused?
President-elect Barack Obama promised over $1 trillion in new entitlements at a time when the Bush administration may well run a $500 billion annual deficit, only adding to a $10 trillion national debt. We also have $50 trillion in federal unfunded liabilities, ranging from long-term promises to Medicare and Social Security to payouts for government bonds and guaranteed loans.

Such massive borrowing and guarantees all offer cover for insolvent or poorly run programs (that face no worry of running out of money -- and thus have no incentive to change). Corporate farmers just learned that the current $288 billion farm bill will once again provide government subsidies to ensure that it won't matter much whether they plant the wrong crop at the wrong time.

Universities raise tuition rates that exceed the rate of inflation. But in our brave, new no-failure world, why worry when more promised federal-guaranteed student loans and credits will ensure steady paying enrollment? With guaranteed federal money, why be concerned that colleges and universities are overstaffed with administrators, replete with centers and programs that have nothing to do with undergraduate education, and erecting Las Vegas-like student unions and colossal recreation centers?

Americans are creating a therapeutic society in which none of us need fail. No one loses in T-ball anymore. Schools honor a dozen valedictorians. In universities, a "C"
passing grade is now the understood kinder and gentler version of the old and
now-rare "F."

Our culture forgot that there was once a utility in failure. Failing reminded us of what works and what doesn't -- and how we must learn to avoid the latter. Instead, in our new economic purgatory, no firm, company, state, city or individual ever quite goes to financial heaven or hell. A Bear Stearns or Chrysler neither succeeds nor fails but just sort of endlessly exists.

In response to: Abbreviated Pundit Round-Up

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Joe The Plumber Hero Fund Pays Out

Thanks to all of those who contributed. Here is a copy of the check that was sent to Joe today.

Them Obama Voters Is Smart

No wonder Obama won. His supporters were just too smart for us.

Here's proof:

You won, Get Over It.

Hey Lefties... you won, you have the House, you have the Senate and the Presidency. The Republicans are just a "regional party" now. Look, they cannot even get over by how much Obama won, or what the mandate is.

If they have won and Obama is taking over in January, why are we talking about Bush? Nobody is going to prosecute Bush. Karl Rove did not make the "big" leak. Guantanimo Bay is not illegal. Why bother? If this was about the future, then why focus on Bush? If this was about bipartisianship then why lose it over Liebermann. This is what it came down to, Liebermann said if they took his committee chair, he'd caucus with the Republicans, it was that simple. (Frankly, you should be more worried that 31 of 47 appointments are from the Clinton Circus Administration.)

Then Gonzalez, the absolute evil man who, managed to fire people that the President didn't want. I do not care if George Bush wanted to fire them because he did not like their nose piercings. You see, that is how real jobs are, you work, the boss doesn't like you, you go home. He cannot do it based on race, religion, sex or age, but that is about it. Why are Government and Union jobs different? If you cannot get fired for any reason ever, and you'll have massive amounts of money poured into a lawsuit, just because, some idiot thinks Bush is the spawn of Satan, why would you ever work? In fact, if Obama is going to take care of everything, why work at all?

Libs, get a life, get a cause. They say that we are just about anti-Obama, and for now, that is what we get to be. You were anti-Bush. You don't get to be the anti-anything anymore. You won, good luck with Obama, Reid, Peloser, Frankie and Doddie, Clinton, Dead-Fish Mailer and Tax Evasion pardoner.

I can at least say this. It has not been long since the election was over, and the circus is well underway, guess it makes sense that Britney Spears has a new album by the same name.

In Response to: Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday, Don't Blame Texas , Gonzo's Defense on Our Dime

15 Billion is Chicken Feed, Obama

Someone calling himself Meteor Blades has written a missive entitled Open Thread for Night Owls, Early Birds & Expats in which he bemoans the fact that the One plans to spend only a paltry 15 billion dollars a year fighting climate change.

Fighting climate change may well be a noble calling on par with windmill tilting and unicorn chasing. I can see the romance in it -- really, I can. After all, science says it must be done and if science says it, it must be right. Only the most bone-headed fundamentalist would have the effrontery to question science.

So, in order not to appear ignorant, I will happily own to global warming even though I am freezing my ass off in the first snow storm of the year in the Great Lakes region. There is one nagging question that continues to bother me no matter how unseasonably warm things may get.

How in the hell is the government going to do it?

I suppose we could invade China and force environmental controls on them. After we showed them the error of their ways, I'm sure that India and other emerging industrial nations would take notice.

"Indrani, we must stop driving our automobile because the One has decreed it."

"I agree, Hadji, a bicycle was good enough for mother and it is good enough for me."

Of course, the One will not invade China. He will attend meetings in Poland, bemoan the state of the climate, and make promises to the world that we will mend our wastrel ways. Then he will come home, realize there really isn't a damned thing he can do about the weather, and spend money we do not have on a problem we cannot solve.

And people like Meteor Blades will complain that 15 billion dollars a year isn't nearly enough.

It would be funny if our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren didn't have to pay for it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I am a Conservative Because...

Even though I believe the more evil of the two lessers won the election (please don’t flame the statement, its just a term of use. And no I don’t believe Obama is evil. Misguided yes), I am not depressed, remorseful, downhearted or dejected.  In fact, I am ecstatic over of the opportunity to remold the Republican party into a more conservative, focused and principled political machine. Its a once in a life time event, beside the creation of a new party, like the original founding of the Republican party. Call it a mulligan, or what ever is your fancy, but we have the chance to effect the future of this country for the better.

The comments from the left seem to say that the election shows republicans/conservatives stand for nothing, while the liberal elites bath in the glory of their progressive opinions. This is by far the truth. As a response to those that “stand” for what is liberal, here is what it means to be conservative.

  • I am a Conservative because I believe American succeeds when we stand up for our country. WE created it, WE defend it, WE promote it, WE admonish it and WE ARE IT.  If you are not “it”, then there is a new homeland call that EU that is perfectly welcoming. 
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in the inventive ingenuity of its people and their ability to form businesses for the purpose of selling products, making a profit and paying its employees. Neither bottom up (Communism) or Top Down (Authoritarianism) work. It is the people alone and their creativity that drive the economy
  • I am a Conservative because I believe the government should get out of the people’s affairs. No where in the Constitution does it stipulate rights to universal health care, welfare, social security, prescription drugs, the Department of Education, Health and Human Services, or the EPA. The list goes on but you get the point. 
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in common sense and the reality of the world. Judgement takes common sense and the reality of the world is harsh, filled with people intent on doing harm. You cannot solve problems pretending they don’t exist, you have to face them head on with a principled moral compass for guidance to your common sense solutions. 
  • I am a Conservative because I am an unapologetic believer in the literal meaning of the Bill of Rights, as expressed in the writings of our Founding Fathers.  For example: "And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …" Samuel Adams.
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in the Rule of Law as founded in the inherent moral compass of our being.  Either placed by God or determined by the judgements of mankind through principles of Objectivism, our laws determine the actions of its citizen towards others and maintains the mandate of freedom for one’s person.
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in the inherent notion that absolute power corrupts absolutely and government must maintain a rigorous set of checks and balances, so that no party or person or group ever has the power to dictate authority over the masses, without our expressed permission. 
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in Free Market Capitalism. I believe in the ultimate power of the consumer and Lassie-Faire principles that dictates the responsibility of the consumer in the market system. Failure of the consumer to engage, along with governmental interventionism is the basis for nefarious business practices and market correcting collapses. We should take note....
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in America. Its principle of right and wrong, its expression of Hope, the bastion of Freedom on the hill for all the world to see. An example of what is good, even in the face of adversity or disagreement, we stand alone if we must to give others in the world a reason to dream.
  • I am a Conservative because I believe through strength there is peace. Strength alone is a force for evil, when in the hands of the few. But when in the hands of the many, it is a tool of freedom, of democracy and hope for those less fortunate. The representation of service and comfort to those oppresses by the same tool misused. 
  • I am a Conservative because I believe in the freedom we have in our own person. We all have to live in our own shoes and have little right to judge others for how they live in theirs. We must respect the legality of each individual’s right to exist, but in so doing employ the moral consensus of society to right the wrongs one person may choose to exhibit on another, either directly or indirectly. There are no gray areas. 
  • I am a Conservative because I believe “WE THE PEOPLE, have formed a more perfect Union, established Justice, insured domestic Tranquility, provided for the common defense, promoted the general Welfare, and secured the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, have ordained and established this Constitution for the United States of America”

Send Barry!

Since no one else in the world is willing to go after the pirates in the Somalia waters, why don't we send Barry to go talk to them? You never know, maybe the family tree has a few branches that stretch over into that neck of the desert!

In response to: Late Afternoon/Early Evening Open Thread

Kossacks' Tantrum over Lieberman Shows Democrats' Fundamental Weakness

The Kossacks have been writing furiously yesterday and today about the Senate Democratic leadership's handling of Senator Joe Lieberman. This anger-fest is particularly amusing because of yesterday's post by Jed L (author of the Jed Report) on the so-called Republican "circular firing squad". To borrow (a revised version of) Jed's opening line, "Ah, don't you love Democratic infighting?"

The coverage on DK began in earnest yesterday with posts by Kos himself. Kos clearly wanted Lieberman drawn and quartered for supporting McCain's Presidential campaign. He was delighted when Lieberman's allies turned on him, calling for "significant consequences" (namely, stripping him of powerful committee leadership appointments). Noting that there was nevertheless a movement afoot to minimize these "consequences", Kos wrote:

The American people voted overwhelmingly, in landslide numbers, for change. Lieberman is George Bush's most faithful ally on Iraq, and his continued chairmanship of the committee tasked with national security would be spitting in the face of the American electorate.

It's looking like maybe, just maybe, the caucus truly does realize it and plans to act accordingly.

In a subsequent Monday post, Kos complained that the Senate Democrats planned to vote on the Lieberman issue using a secret ballot process:
Now these senators may not care what their constituents think. But given the American people voted overwhelmingly for change, keeping George Bush's best friend on Iraq in his committee, removing him in favor of someone in tune with popular sentiment (and the incoming administration) should be a no-brainer. And if the Senate spits in the face of this desire for change, then at the very least they should have the balls to own up to it.

Interesting, isn't it, that what Senate Democratic leaders feel is best for American workers (namely, Card Check, which is an Obama priority), is not good enough for them? Unions should be able to harass workers publicly into joining a union, but Senate Democrats do not have to reveal to each other or their constituents whether they supported or opposed Lieberman.

Next, Kagro X argued that the District of Columbia should not be represented by Lieberman because Obama carried DC by a 93% margin. "Wait a minute," you say, "doesn't Lieberman represent Connecticut, not DC? DC doesn't have a Senator!" Here's how it works:

And as you're no doubt aware, the District's affairs are fairly closely overseen by Congress. It's not a state, and as a federal district, Congress has a pretty big say in how it gets run and who runs it.

So who handles that on the Senate side? That's right, the "Governmental Affairs" side of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. And that means Lieberman -- the guy who must think 93% of DC pals around with terrorists.

It's true. According to the committee's web site, Senate Rule XXV(k)(1) gives them jurisdiction over the "municipal affairs of the District of Columbia, except appropriations therefor." Which is why this afternoon, Joe Lieberman's committee will be holding confirmation hearings for two DC judicial nominees. Right. Not the Judiciary Committee -- that's for federal judicial appointments. DC municipal court nominations are in the hands of... Joe Lieberman.

Actually, Sarah Palin must think that 93% of DC pals around with terrorists. Having lived there for five years, I'd have to agree.

But, I digress. Yesterday afternoon, Roll Call reported that a deal was brokered in which Senator Lieberman would lose only a subcommittee chairmanship. This drove Kos into a curse-laden tizzy:

Um, what idiot would think that taking away a subcommittee from Lieberman would be seen as a "stinging rebuke"? In whose DC-Beltway-addled mind is that even remotely punishment?

Let Lieberman keep that subcommittee. No one gives a shit about it. The only thing that matters, the only thing that Lieberman wants, and the only thing we don't want him to have -- is the chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee.

If this is the "starting point", and given the Senate Democrats' history of capitulations, expect Lieberman to come out of that meeting as majority leader.

In fact, today Lieberman lost "only . . . his spot on the Environment and Public Works Committee", according to Roll Call. Apparently at President-Elect Obama's direction, Senate Democrats did take Margaret Hoover's "bad advice", Jed L. Kos responded, "There isn't a more tone-deaf group of people anywhere in this country than inside the U.S. Senate." I guess the Senate Democrats aren't giving that "seat at the table" to the Daily Kos after all. In a subsequent post, Kos added, "the Senate Democratic caucus are a bunch of spineless asses utterly unwilling and unable to deliver the change the American people requested."

The reality of the Lieberman situation is that Senate Democrats believe that they need him to caucus (and, more importantly, to vote) with them. As the Democrats' very own "maverick" (who used to be a "DINO" before he went "independent"), he could have been a great thorn in their side if they had spanked him too hard. In exchange for the leniency, Lieberman promised to be a good boy:

More importantly, though: the Daily Kos' coverage of the Lieberman debacle is a preview of the tantrums that the left wing of the Democratic Party will throw whenever soon-to-be inaugurated President Obama appears to be straying from their radical political path. All moderates and other traitors must be thrown under the bus! For Kos, this includes the left-wing leaders themselves: "I'm done with Reid as Senate leader."

This internal divisiveness, which is coming to light even before Obama has been inaugurated, points to potentially serious problems in the Democrats' ability to govern, "given the Senate Democrats' history of capitulations." If Kos wants to go on thinking that having Joe Lieberman in the Senate is equivalent to having President Bush in the White House, that's OK with me. Here's the kind of dialogue that this mindset creates:
Jane Hamsher: With all due respect Governor Dean, we were just told to go screw ourselves, that our concerns for Barack Obama and our concern about the war and everything else that we fought so hard for within the Democratic party is meaningless and that Joe being happy and giving in to his threats--and he did threaten Democrats in his press conference--is more important than we are. And so I don't think it was a matter of reconciliation. I think we were told to go Cheney ourselves.

[Howard] Dean: I haven't seen the blogs about this because this just happened but I'm sure the sentiment online is one of outrage. But I would line up with Barack. I don't think you were told to go screw yourselves at all. I think he has got to now practice what he preaches during two years of campaigns if he wants to bring America together and as objectionable as Joe's behavior was, and frankly unprincipled, I don't think that this is the thing that should divide us. And I don't think it's about his votes for FISA or anything else. I think it's about what kind of a tone do we want to send. Do we want a purge as the first thing we do? I don't think so.

Meanwhile, many Republicans are attempting to return the GOP to classic conservative ideas, values and policy goals. Let's hope the Democrats keep on fighting amongst themselves while the GOP rebuilds and retools (pace BarbinMD). This is the stuff of which the Republican resurgence in 2010 will be made.

In Response To: Dean on Obama, Lieberman, and Us

Chambliss Stands up for Sugar Workers-Media Spins it Again....

Opponents of Saxby Chambliss, the United States Senator from Georgia have created a mythical tale surrounding a very tragic event. On February 7th, 2008, a silo at Imperial Sugar company exploded ultimately killing 14 and leaving near three dozen others severely injured. The OSHA findings have shown that the explosion was caused when a bucket broke, causing a spark which ignited the combustible sugar dust in the bottom of the Silo.

When the Senate held hearings in July of this year, Sen. Chambliss asked some very pointed questions to the man who was in charge of Safety for Imperial Sugar, Graham H. Graham. According to Graham's testimony, he had implemented many changes in recent months because he found the conditions to be dangerous. He also testified that after the explosion he was no longer invited to attend meetings concerning the investigation.

The Liberal local media and their buddies at the DailyKos, would have you believe that Graham was a whistle blower. Only problem is he Never actually blew the Whistle. He didn't go to the Press and demand the plant be shut down. Hell, he didn't even go to Imperial Sugar and demand it be shut down. He's not a Whistle blower, he's a guy that was in charge of the safety of hundreds of people, who didn't get the job done.

Chambliss was criticized by the local media and others for his tough questioning of Graham H. Graham. Some even falsely reported Chambliss had received $1000 from an Imperial Sugar Pac.

Chambliss comes to his own defense with an Op-ed in Savanna Morning News

I stand with employees and families of Imperial Sugar who have had a life-changing experience.

On Feb. 7 of this year, our coastal community experienced a great tragedy when an explosion occurred at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth. Thirteen lives were lost, dozens more were injured and families were changed forever.

Following the explosion, I visited with the families and employees and toured the exterior of the facility. It was indeed an emotional visit.

These types of accidents must be prevented, and that is why I have continued to seek answers on behalf of the families who were shaken by this terrible situation. It is why Sen. Johnny Isakson and I urged the U.S. Secretary of Labor and the interim executive of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to fully investigate the accident and, if appropriate, assess penalties to any party determined to have violated The Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Act.

OSHA is the only federal agency with the statutory authority to penalize the company for violations of workplace safety law.

The results of the OSHA investigation, recently released, determined that Imperial Sugar "egregiously and willfully" violated safety and health standards and a total of $8,777,000 in fines was issued to Imperial Sugar, making it the third largest fine to one company in the history of OSHA.

However, this is not the end of the story, and it is for this reason I asked tough questions during a hearing on Capitol Hill this past week examining the role of combustible dust, which is believed to have played a role in the accident.

During the hearing, an official of Imperial Sugar testified about conditions at the plant, and I asked him some tough and direct questions. This is an emotional and tragic issue, so it is baffling to me that my intense questioning created quite a stir in the media, with some making accusations that this newspaper has since had to correct for being false.

In fact, I did not receive a political contribution from Imperial Sugar in June 2008 as the paper reported.

Let me be clear, I was elected by the people of Georgia to stick up for them, and when injuries occur and lives are lost in a tragedy like the one that occurred in Port Wentworth, you bet I am going to ask harsh questions. The media needs to do the same. It infuriates me that this incident occurred and it cannot happen again.

During the hearing, I believed it was necessary to ask the witness, who held himself out to be in charge of safety at the plant and had described the conditions as "shocking, dirty, dangerous, and combustible," why he didn't recommend the plant be shut down and cleaned up. The company had adhered to every one of his recommendations to that point, so I wanted to know why he had not proposed to management to shut down the facility and make it safe.

Because of that question, some accused me of taking a "cheap shot," but the unfortunate reality here is people were seriously hurt and lives were lost when this situation clearly could have been prevented.

It is disappointing that members of the media chose to come down on the side of political cynicism. That is not what Georgians want, but unfortunately in this case, that is what they got.

I will continue to ask the tough questions and stand with the employees and the families who have had a life changing experience, and I will do everything I can to ensure a tragedy like this does not happen again.

So while Saxby Chambliss is trying to find out what really happened and how it could be prevented from happening again, the Liberal Media spins an Election Year tale that they hope will deliver their "happy ending".

God Has a Sense of Humor

Funny thing happened on the way to the Global Climate Change (Warming) meeting, it snowed. And not just once, but over and over again. It seems Al Gore and his Climate Priests of the Apocalypse cannot show up anywhere without an abnormal cold front and bad weather abruptly interfering with their meeting.  Siting here in the Nation's Capital, where the High temperature today will not break the average cold temperature, you see the stage God has set for this comedy tour. More than once, Al Gore and team have shown up to discuss the climate change emergency, only to have the meeting cancelled by Snow.

But it does not matter where he goes or which of his political allies conduct the meeting, the outcome is the same. What’s unfortunately not funny for the participants of these climate protests, is the lesson they sometimes have to learn when they try to make a point. But still they are not deterred, and God calls them up on stage to be the Patsy. In most cases the parade of jesters marching to announce our imminent demise, gives us the opportunity to laugh at their Ministry of Silly Walks.

What’s not funny is the universal zeal the believers have in concocting “solutions”. Schemes that undoubtedly will result in higher taxes, higher priced products and controls on the everyday events of our lives for which government with have a final say. Remember the last time we had the government interfere with the production of products along environmentally conservative guidelines? We got the AMC Gremlin, the Pacer and the Ford Pinto. 

One last point on man or nature's ability to effect the environment.  It seems that on December 25-26 (the birthday of Christ) of 2006, there was a snow storm.  Obviously, an event like this happens all the time in Winter.  Except for one thing.  This happened in Australia, in the Southern Hemisphere, in Summer.  Sometimes our egotism gets the best of us and in the end we are the fool.  

Jeers and More Jeers: Chris Dodd is a Crook!

Listen to the interview that the Democrats don't want you to hear. Chris Dodd gets it handed to him by radio talk show host Tom Scott.

In response to: Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

Monday, November 17, 2008

GA-Sen: Jim Martin? Are you kidding me?

In response to: GA-Sen: "What's A Recession?"

Obama Detailed Wasteful Spending Before the Election

Via the Washington Post:

Obama Spelled Out Goals in Letters to Federal Employees Pre-Election Missives
Addressed Staff At Seven Agencies, Provided Specifics
By Carol D. Leonnig
Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 17, 2008; A01
In wooing federal employee votes on the eve of the election, Barack Obama wrote a series of letters to workers that offer detailed descriptions of how he intends to add muscle to specific government programs, give new power to bureaucrats and roll back some Bush administration policies.
The letters, sent to employees at seven agencies, describe Obama's intention to scale back on contracts to private firms doing government work, to remove censorship from scientific research, and to champion tougher industry regulation to protect workers and the environment.
He made it clear that the Department of Housing and Urban Development would have an enhanced role in restoring public confidence in the housing market, shaken because of the ongoing mortgage crisis.
Using more specifics than he did on the campaign trail, Obama said he would add staff to erase the backlog of Social Security disability claims. He said he would help Transportation Security Administration officers obtain the same bargaining rights and workplace protections as other federal workers. He even expressed a desire to protect the Environmental Protection Agency's library system, which the Bush administration tried to eliminate.

So let's scale back on contracts that cost the taxpayer less than what we'd pay lazy public employees. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will have a larger role in government? Wow, big surprise from a Community Organizer. Let's see, isn't Cabrini-Green in Chicago? That's a good fix for the mortgage crisis, war-zone public housing solutions.

Wow, so we need more Social Security staff? Really? 62,000 people cannot get it done? 2.5 million people file disability claims and there is a backlog of 762k people waiting. Ok, 62k employees who work 200 days a year. With 12 people in backlog per employee, hmmm, seems to me that in two weeks (one extra claim per day per person) they should be able to clear it up. Think about this, according to the 2008 Social Security Trustees report, there are 50.4 million people receiving social security (9M of which are "disabled") That is 813 people per government employee. That means that for every person on social security, there is 20 minutes of worker time per year. Think about your parents (or grandparents) did they use their 20 minutes this year? So, we need more?

WOW! He WANTS TSA officers to be as unproductive as OTHER government employees? Normally the CEO would rather be closer to the worker than have a union in the way. I guess that is why he supporters workers losing their rights with Card Check.

In Response To: Obama Detailed Goals on Election Eve

DAK's Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Bloomberg's Kevin Hassett
The U.S. has always distinguished itself relative to its major trading partners by having a higher faith in free markets and a greater respect for the limits of big government. Sure, the U.S. passed a stimulus package now and then, but it also let failure run its course and refused to resort to excessive big-government intrusions into the private sector.

The risk is that we will forget this lesson. First we bailed out the financial companies; now President-elect Barack Obama is asking for $50 billion to bail out the auto companies, an effort backed by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Next we will see a tax credit for people who buy General Motors Corp. cars at stores of bankrupt retailer Circuit City, provided they use the car to go to a Detroit Lions game.

A look at economic history suggests that the crazy policy intrusions have to stop. Failure can be a good thing, and recessions force economic stragglers to make tough decisions. Those tough decisions set the stage for the recovery.
WSJ's Michael E. Levine
Federal law provides a way out of the web: reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. If GM were told that no assistance would be available without a bankruptcy filing, all options would be put on the table. The web could be cut wherever it needed to be. State protection for dealers would disappear. Labor contracts could be renegotiated. Pension plans could be terminated, with existing pensions turned over to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC). Health benefits could be renegotiated. Mortgaged assets could be abandoned, so plants could be closed without being supported as idle hindrances on GM's viability. GM could be rebuilt as a company that had a chance to make vehicles people want and support itself on revenue. It wouldn't be easy but, unlike trying to bail out GM as it is, it wouldn't be impossible.

USA Today's Ken Dilanian
Even among Democrats, there has been a lack of full-throated support. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, home to three American-owned auto plants, said in a statement Friday, "We are going to have to do more to protect tax dollars for me to vote for this."

NYT's Louis Uchitelle
But many industry experts say the big foreign makers are established enough to take control of the industry and its vast supplier network more quickly than is widely understood.

“You would have an auto industry in the United States more like that of Mexico and Canada: foreign-owned,” said Sean McAlinden, chief economist at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., which describes itself as a nonprofit organization that has “strong relationships with industry, government agencies, universities, research institutes, labor organizations” and other groups with an interest in the auto business.

In response to: Your Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fundy's Weekly Scripture Reading - 11/15/08

With militant homosexuals taking their protests to the front doors of churches in California, I thought it fitting to look at what happened when some sodomites showed up at Lot's front door.
Gen 19:1-25 KJV
(1) And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
(2) And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
(3) And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
(4) But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
(5) And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
(6) And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
(7) And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
(8) Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
(9) And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
(10) But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
(11) And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
(12) And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
(13) For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
(14) And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
(15) And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
(16) And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
(17) And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
(18) And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
(19) Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
(20) Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
(21) And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
(22) Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
(23) The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
(24) Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
(25) And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

See ya in church!

The Socialist Weekly Address Online

In case you missed Obama's address today:

In response to: The Democratic Weekly Address Online

DAK's Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Michael Barone
Obama's presidential campaign was an entrepreneurial enterprise whose success owed much to harnessing individual initiative through an innovative management structure and creatively using emerging technology. The campaign, as well as the candidate, helped inspire under-30 voters, who preferred Obama by an unprecedented 66 percent to 32 percent margin -- as opposed to his 50 percent to 49 percent margin in those 30 and over. But keeping the Detroit Three in their present form, with their extravagant health care benefits and the union's 5,000 pages of work rules, is an exercise in preserving in amber the America of the past.
Fred Barnes
The top priority for Obama is the economic downturn. We know his solution because he's been talking about it for two years. It's to revive the economy from the bottom up, cutting taxes for the middle class, sending checks to the poor, and paying for new spending by raising taxes on the well-off. That includes increasing the tax rate on capital gains and dividends.

Does anyone think this will work? It was tried by the president whom Obama seems to regard as his model, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rather than jolt the country out of the Depression, FDR prolonged the economic slump right up to World War II. He advanced the interests of organized labor over those of business. Obama would do roughly the same through card check, a minimum wage increase, and protectionism.
Camille Paglia
How dare Palin not embrace abortion as the ultimate civilized ideal of modern culture? How tacky that she speaks in a vivacious regional accent indistinguishable from that of Western Canada! How risible that she graduated from the University of Idaho and not one of those plush, pampered commodes of received opinion whose graduates, in their rush to believe the worst about her, have demonstrated that, when it comes to sifting evidence, they don't know their asses from their elbows.

Liberal Democrats are going to wake up from their sadomasochistic, anti-Palin orgy with a very big hangover. The evil genie released during this sorry episode will not so easily go back into its bottle. A shocking level of irrational emotionalism and at times infantile rage was exposed at the heart of current Democratic ideology -- contradicting Democratic core principles of compassion, tolerance and independent thought. One would have to look back to the Eisenhower 1950s for parallels to this grotesque lock-step parade of bourgeois provincialism, shallow groupthink and blind

In response to: Your Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cheers and Jeers: Diet Coke FRIDAY!

Let's think about the following blurb taken straight from the KOS:
"JEERS to what George Bush hath wrought. When it's all said and done, every American family will end up paying $46,000 to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Aren't ya glad you got that $300 refund check back in '01?"
So I paid a combined $46k for the past eight years worth of the war on terror? Now it's not easy to find an accurate number on the number of Taliban, Al Qaeda, and Insurgents we've killed during this same time period, but I think we can conservatively estimate the number around 500,000. That's less then $0.10 per terrorist!


Where do I sign up for the next $50k?

Diagnosing the Left's ailment

The one and only, Mr. KOS, states the following in response to Tim Pawlenty's assessment of where the GOP currently is:
"Big question -- what can they do about it? Really, not much. The GOP is out of step with a public that is increasingly libertarian on social matters, yet their religious wing won't let them shift on those issues." KOS
I'll give you one data point to prove that Mr. KOS is full of it when he says the public is increasingly libertarian on social matters:

CA Prop 8 (Los Angeles County) Yes 50.3% No 49.7%

Think about it. Los Angeles County supported the ban on gay marriage. If Black and Hispanic Americans ever decide to put social issues above economic issues, the Dems are in big trouble. Obama was elected because he promised handouts, not because his social and moral beliefs are in line with the majority of America. The only one "out of step" is the Daily Kos. Once Obama's pyramid scheme crumbles, so will the Left's dominance over the minorities in this country.

In response to: Diagnosing the GOP's ailment

When the Democrats act Surprised, Don't be Surprised!

What a surprise! The democrats are trying to blame someone else for their bailout catastrophe!

Any guess on who they are blaming?

President Bush..! Yes, yes! President Bush of course. I know, that one was easy.

The democrats are starting up the finger pointing machine, aimed at Bush.

They are now acting like Bush tricked them into the bailout legislation, by scaring them.

Yep, that means they want us all to believe the Obama bailout legislation was a big Bush trick.

Funny thing is, Candidate Obama fought for that bill!

And Candidate Obama had a big part in determining what the bill should be!

Can anyone remember that the democrats are the ones who started scaring us about the whole "Crisis" in the first place????!

Right before the November 2008 election as a matter of fact.

(Hmmmmmmm coincidence??? HA, HA HA! Right.)

But yeah, the democrats were the ones telling us we had to solve this problem in 2 days or we would all face a horrible fate.

Now, after the dust has settled, the Citizens of the USA are looking around and see 850 Billion in debt added onto their growing tab, and the stock market is plummeting.

This awareness by the people has triggered the democrat default response to anything they get caught doing wrong. They act Surprised!

Surprise, Surprise! See the democrats act surprised and start pointing those fingers! With the help of their minions in the press.

But that shouldn't be surprising to us. The democrats and their helpers never take credit for their mess. They always blame someone else.

In this latest mess, we can see the democrats want to avoid taking blame for two things :

1) Causing the financial crisis in the first place. Democrats brought us the faulty loan policy that caused the problems in the market in the first place. Policy that, after $850 Billion in "emergency" legislation, still hasn't been repealed.

History tells us the credit problem was caused by our government. Jimmy Carter signed the law that started it all. Left wing organizations, including ACORN forced these loans on banks with lawsuits. (By the way, President elect Obama donated $800,000 to Acorn this election, and Worked with Acorn and was a lawyer for Acorn.) The democrats, who were in charge of overseeing this policy, defended this loan policy even though it was pointed out over and over how dangerous the policy is. Here is a video of when the left defended the loan policy when it was questioned in 2004. Here is another video describing the evolution of the problem and mapping out how it was covered up and defended by the left .

2) The Bailout. Democrats hold the purse strings now. THEY wrote the Bailout legislation. THEY fought for it when it didn't get passed, THEY added bribes to it so it would pass, then THEY brought it to the floor again and THEY got it passed.

The bill is a democrat creation. We can all look honestly at this bill and know that there isn't one thing in that bill the democrats didn't want! Guaranteed! They had full control.

America is getting exactly what the democrats wanted. It isn't good. It isn't right. But this is how THEY run things.

The democrats wanted things this way!

This is all about taking power, prosperity, freedom and rights away from the people, and getting to their promised land. Socialism.

The democrats are doing what it takes!

NewsFlash: The super powers that were granted to the Treasury Secretary, to do whatever he damn well pleases to our economy, was not on accident! The bill was written that way, by the democrats, on purpose!

So we can take for granted that it is no surprise to the democrats that the superpowers of the treasury are being used to buy into private banks that have been devalued by the poor loan policies of our government. George Soros, who owns nearly all of the democrat party and finances practically every left wing group in the World, is dictating this policy to them. Soros told them to buy out banks. And they are doing it!

Democrat benefactor George Soros is dictating the socialist solution to a problem caused by the interference in our capitalist system by our government. The democrats KNOW that Soros wanted this, and all this is happening because Soros said to do it .

Face it! The bank buyouts are NO surprise to the democrats! They are following orders from their boss!

The democrats are working for their one constituent, George Soros, to hell with the rest of us!

So there you have it democrats! Your democrat party is causing this mess.
It is your democrats who are representing the elites, and not the people of the USA!

It is your democrat party that is trying to cover up for all of it by acting surprised!

And it is your democrat party that wants this all to happen....

Democrats may pretend to be surprised, but they are not surprised!!!!!

Start pointing fingers in the direction they belong!

Stop buying into the democrat's act! Stop blaming others!

We will all be better off if you start doing this.

Now and in the long run.

This Opinion is in response to Daily Anti-Kos Diary Our Congress is "Surprised". Surprised??? by Granny Doc