Saturday, October 17, 2009

Can a Fiscal Conservative be a Social Conservative?

On Blessed Economist's Blog I ran across an economist that thinks like I do. He would be lambasted by fiscal conservatives because he has Social Conservative sensibilities as a competent Economist. He hates the tax and spend liberal ideals that crush the poor, but he hates hypocrisy more. And he disdains the idea of political parties. I’m with him. He says it better than I can.

On the left right media noises like Olberman vs Limbaugh, Moore vs Hannity (which Hannity lost terribly) he says:

“politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” This marshaling of hatreds is not the whole of politics, to be sure, but it is an essential element. Thus, Democrats encourage people to hate big corporations, and Republicans encourage people to hate welfare recipients.

Of course, it’s all a fraud, designed to distract people from the overriding reality of political life, which is that the state and its principal supporters are constantly screwing the rest of us, regardless of which party happens to control the presidency and the Congress. Amid all the partisan sound and fury, hardly anybody notices that political reality boils down to two “parties”:

(1) those who, in one way or another, use state power to bully and live at the expense of others; and
(2) those unfortunate others.

Even when politics seems to involve life-and-death issues, the partisan divisions often only obscure the overriding political realities.

So, Democrats say that anti-abortion Republicans, who claim to have such tremendous concern for saving the lives of the unborn, have no interest whatever in saving the lives of those already born, such as the poor children living in the ghetto.

And Republicans say that Democrats, who claim to have such tremendous concern for the poor, systematically contribute to the perpetuation of poverty by the countless taxes and regulations they load onto business owners who would otherwise be in better position to hire and train the poor and thereby to hasten their escape from poverty.

If the unborn children happen to be living in the wombs of women on whom U.S. bombs and rockets rain down in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, however, all Republican concerns for the unborn evaporate completely, as do the Democrats’ concerns for the poor children living in the selfsame bombarded villages. Both parties’ positions would seem to rest on very flexible and selective morality, if indeed either party may be said to have any moral basis at all, notwithstanding their chronic public displays of “moral” wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Is North Dakota and it's Wind Power Fiasco Headed for Oblivion like Denmark and Michigan?

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Granholm’s energy answer isn’t blowing in the wind

In her State of the State speech, Gov. Jennifer Granholm outlined a restructuring of Michigan’s energy infrastructure that aims to meet this industrial state’s future energy needs with wind power.

The plan is radical but hardly new.

The governor’s policy closely parallels the failed experiment of Denmark - a similar peninsular water state that has invested billions of dollars in wind generation during the last 25 years.

In an interview with The Detroit News after her address, the governor was curiously unaware of Denmark’s experience, even though she toured Scandinavian countries in 2007 and cited them as models of an alternative energy future.

She devoted the bulk of her State of the State address to an energy policy that would wall off this state from America’s cheapest energy source, coal, and instead build thousands of windmills to power its industrial infrastructure.

In the 1970s, Denmark’s government also experiment with ridding itself of imported energy sources, namely coal.

Today, Denmark’s energy prices are the highest in Europe at a staggering 30 cents per kilowatt-hour - more than three times the cost of Michigan’s electric rates (about 8 cents per kWh), which are already high among its Midwestern neighbors.
The current Danish government has cut back drastically on putting up wind mills in Denmark - there are only offshore projects…

Another liberal judged on intentions rather than results.
15% unemployment is not a great result.
But maybe if you can get those laid off union folks to build enough windmills you can keep the lights on in your empty state.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Louisiana Justice of the Peace refuses to Issue a Marriage License to an Interracial Couple

Read it here:

Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

Neither Bardwell nor the couple immediately returned phone calls from The Associated Press. But Bardwell told the Daily Star of Hammond that he was not a racist.

“I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house,” Bardwell said. “My main concern is for the children.”

Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

“I don’t do interracial marriages because I don’t want to put children in a situation they didn’t bring on themselves,” Bardwell said. “In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer.”

I guess I agree with him. I mean what could happen to the child of a broken interracial marriage who produces a halfbreed baby. What could ever become of him?

I mean he could never grow up to be President or anything could he?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shortest Man in the World

This is an interesting story. Tom Thumb and all that. I don’t know why I post this except it’s interesting. I’m really really big. And he’s really really small. There is justice after all in the universe.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Like waking up from a crazy drunk and a tryst that ends badly

Every few years, the USA gets tired of the Old Man. Seven year itch sets in. She decides that although she's safe and well fed, she wants something more exciting. Something wild. Something that has the promise of a good time. Something that will make her forget about her hard life.

So, the whiskey comes out. She goes to the Bar. Gets loaded and meets this guy who talks good and promises her the world. She forgets all about her responsibility at home. She wants a Change. Something completely different.

So, she goes off with this guy. In the morning she wakes up in a strange place she never thought she would find herself. Her life is wrecked. That smooth talker really stinks in the morning air. He can't wait to get out of there. Everything was just hot air.

So, humiliated and destroyed she slinks back home. The old man is there. He takes her back. She settles back in for less flash but more substance.

The wisdom of his years and his solid principles win out over the excitement.

This is the story of the American Populace and the current decline into oblivion at the hands of the Liberals. In the morning when they wake up it will be pretty tough. They will hate themselves. They will hate the ones who took them there. The Rangles, Pelosi's, Franks and that Smooth Talker Barack Obama.

They will, after the destruction of their lives by the uber-incompetent, return to common sense. How soon? How soon until the wild drunkenness is over? Soon I wager.

It seems like ever so many years we have to go thru this drunken fling to realize it's all hot air, it's giddy intoxication but destroys lives.

This mess is why in fact liberals should never be in charge of anything. They can be a voice crying in the wilderness but they are incompetent to govern. We will soon learn that lesson when the Whiskey wears off. Barack, that good looking smooth talker will slip out the door into the dawning light. And poor little broken USA will be left in a mess SHE will have to sort out.

So, endure, they will wake up and sober up. This is just to remind themselves of how bad this can be. It won't help the steady drinkers on the Liberal side. They never do actually sober up, but stay just drunk enough to stay befuddled. That's why they are liberals. Not bad people, just drunk. Like my Uncle who died of alcohol.

When they do sober up, I want to be there for them. How about you?

Stop Breathing and passing gas at once

The WGBU is a German Acronym for a climate change study group. They have come out with this pronouncement:

WBGU study says the United States must cut emissions 100 percent by 2020--i.e., quit carbon entirely within ten years. Germany, Italy and other industrial nations must do the same by 2025 to 2030. China only has until 2035, and the world as a whole must be carbon-free by 2050.

THAT IS 100%, you read correctly.

That means no one will be allowed to breath, fart, have any fire, termites will have to be exterminated, all decomposition globally must stop, all animal life must cease and natural gas wells everywhere must be capped off.

I don't know who's more insane: The person who wrote this article and has said that he had an OH Sh.. moment when he came to the realization of how bad global warming was or the dopes that came up with this study.

Read the article. Then remind yourself of this fact, the WGBU was awarded a Nobel prize a few years ago. And who some other recent Nobel prize winners have been. And then relax.

They truly are all idiots.

How dumb can you be and still breathe. Oh, wait if they have their way, none of us will breathe again.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

You Just Might be Taliban IF.....

You may be Taliban if:
1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.
2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
3. You have more wives than teeth.
4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon "unclean."
5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against
7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least one.
10. You've always had a crush on your neighbor's goat.


God and Science

The conclusion of this article on God and Science:

The clash between God and science, in practice it often comes down to disagreements about man and morals. The boundaries are not always neat. Many Americans who are indifferent to faith will confess they find themselves challenged as they try to raise good and decent children without the religious confidence their parents had. The result may not be a return to religion but a healthy agnosticism about agnosticism itself.

I once had the opportunity to interview one of my heroes, Sidney Hook. This was a man whose commitment to his atheism and secular humanism was beyond question. One example: A doctor saved Mr. Hook's life by going ahead with an operation against Mr. Hook's wishes. Mr. Hook recovered—and promptly published an op-ed taking his doc to task.

It is possible, of course, to imagine a good society in the absence of a belief that man's dignity comes from his being fashioned in God's image. Something of the sort would have been Mr. Hook's ideal. Yet in his writings, the Almighty in whom Mr. Hook did not believe makes an extraordinary, one might say miraculous, number of appearances. When I asked him why he was not more dismissive, Mr. Hook replied that he was never comfortable with the dogmatism of the village atheist.

Perhaps he thought it "a mild form of dementia."

I feel like a lot of these people in the commercial....I am NOT a morning person

We are not here to reform the kingdom's of this world, we are here to REPLACE them.

"And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall ...stand forever" (Daniel 2:44).

Scientists Laugh at Global Warming Religion Advocates

It's becoming a Joke. Global Warming caused by man. It's becoming known to be simply lies and manipulation. That's what it always was.

So at a conference held in Washington DC
by Scientists who were not just skeptical about global warming, but derisive of those who believe in it:
The event on Capitol Hill was not without a political twist, with some global warming advocates speaking out during the question-and-answer period. One scientist from NASA claimed he was available after the discussion if anyone was interested in hearing the other side of the issue.

Many in the room laughed at his comment, but the crowd that gathered in the Rose Garden just moments earlier heard Obama use his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech as an opportunity to again issue a warning about the threat of global warming.

“We cannot accept the growing threat posed by climate change, which could forever damage the world that we pass on to our children – sowing conflict and famine; destroying coastlines and emptying cities,” Obama said.
That is the mantra of Global Warming Alarmists. It's wrong and finally people are starting to see the truth.

Obama to Negotiate with FIRE

It's getting pretty bad when even the usually left wing Onion begins to lampoon the President. Funny but made me think of the Taliban and his approach to them.

Obama To Enter Diplomatic Talks With Raging Wildfire

Monday, October 12, 2009

FROM THE LIBERAL LA TIMES? Another "Obama Wins" Joke- OUCH

It's been quite a two successful weeks for President Obama.

By Andrew Malcom

First, he saved Illinois and federal taxpayers countless millions of rescue dollars by helping to lose Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the very first round of voting.

Then, even as he slept on the 289th day of his first term's 1,461 days, Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Democrat president said he was humbled by his selection and millions agreed the ex-state senator should be.

Especially since 1) the peace prize recipient is overseeing the prosecution of two wars at the moment while contemplating a recommended escalation, and 2) the Nobel nominations were due by Feb. 1, the 12th day of the new Obama administration. By which time the new president had barely promised to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within one year, an absolute deadline now absolutely hopeless.

Read the whole thing, It's very good writing.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How dumb, this is for real. For sale on the Internet. And people are flying it. Is there no limit to this insanity?

I Knew It

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The Execution of Children Under Sharia Law in Iran

I have a Facebook friend from Iran. She writes pretty good English. This morning she posted a photo of a 17 year old boy who was executed yesterday by the Iranian Regime. His name was Behnood Shojaee. There are 160 children on death row in Iran. Iran is ruled by Islamic Sharia Law. Another child is scheduled to be killed next week.

To be clear, I am NOT an opponent of all capital punishment. I am an opponent of Child execution. There should be redemption and restoration for youthful indiscretions.

This appears to not have even been indiscretion. It was a fight outside a store where Behnood was trying to stop a fight.

Here is the whole story.

And here is the picture of the boy shortly after execution.

Stasi in America

Eric Holder and the Department of Justice has hired or engaged bloggers to monitor rightward leaning websites and to become Trolls, commenters on those websites. There are resources available. Your tax dollars.

It's OK. Free Speech and all that. But this kind of concerted effort should give us all pause to think for a second that the Department of JUSTICE is soooo involved in political discourse.

I guess all the rapists and drug dealers are in jail. I guess all the children killing each other in Chicago has been stopped. I guess the Illegal activities at the SEIU and ACORN are neutralized.

This blog has a complete review of all the activity of the Department of Justice's troll patrol.

Is this still America? Or am I back in East Germany with the Stasi looking over my shoulders again?

John Kass Hopium and 12 days that formed the Nobel Peace Prize

From today's Chicago Tribune.

12 days of accomplishments that led up to Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize:

It's a 12-day miracle! Praise Obama and pass the Hopium

Last January, at the beginning of those 12 Amazing Days, thick clouds of Hopium wafted over us. So there is a slight chance I inhaled, repeatedly, and became confused about those early, heady days. Yet through the fog of time and Hopium, I remember it as a time of high adventure; of gentle forest creatures and centaurs banding together to fight cynicism and sprinkle hope upon the people. It was a time of tea and cakes.

On the First Day, tens of thousands waited hours and packed the National Mall to hear his inaugural speech. They were so cold, tired and hungry. Obama brought forth two McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and five burger buns, broke them and distributed these among the people. All were nourished, with plenty of scraps left over for the starving Republicans.

The next day, Obama journeyed to the tomb of the Republican Party, which had shot itself repeatedly in the foot until it died. There in the shadowy rocks, Barack bent over the corpses of commentators Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and breathed new life into them.

"Rise, my good friends!" cried Barack. "I give you purpose! Rise and flap your gums, call me socialist and enrich yourselves. Blame me, though George Bush started the federal bailouts. Rise and prosper!"

And they did as they were told. They had new life and plenty of money.

On the Third Day, he bid adieu to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who'd spent the night at the White House to make sure things would run smoothly. This was proper, since years ago, the Daley women found the infant Barack floating in a reed basket along the banks of the Chicago River. They nurtured the crying babe, until he was ready to transcend the politics of the past.

Obama spent the Fourth Day pondering getting a dog for daughters Sasha and Malia. Journalists were so enraptured, so turgid with glee about the dog, they forgot to ask if he'd walk Bo and scoop up his legacies with a plastic bag from the Jewel like every other American dad. And things were good.

On the Fifth Day, Gov. Blagojevich sent the president a life-size wooden puppet named Roland. Barack placed his palm on the puppet's forehead, and lo, the puppet became a United States senator. And the Democrats, with a solid majority, were amazed.

For seven more days it continued, one miracle after another. The president picked the Steelers in the Super Bowl. They won. He submitted an $885 billion stimulus plan to Congress. The money was printed. He nominated a tax cheat for secretary of the Treasury. The tax cheat was confirmed.

"This is not how I expected to wake up this morning," said Obama on Friday. "Malia walked in and said, 'Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it's Bo's birthday.' And then Sasha added, 'Plus we have a three-day weekend coming up.' It's good to have kids to keep things in perspective."

It's good that the Nobel committee has things in perspective, too, recognizing his 12 Amazing Days of Peace, Harmony and Universal Love (may their memories forever burn brightly).

Oh, what a time it was. Now please pass the Hopium.