Saturday, January 16, 2010
Except ONE guy was absent in the picture. Democratic presidents of the past seven decades in chronological order, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton and favorite son president Barack Obama.
OK, who would be the one "accidentally" left out of the panorama of wonderful Democrat Presidents of the 20th century? I'll wait for an answer.
I suspect you got it right. James Earl Carter. The worst President of the USA in the last 100 years. Maybe in the history of the world.
What did we do to deserve HIM? I keep hoping Obama won't out Carter Carter.
I saw this on CNN last night and it angered me that this ONE guy and his False Understanding starved people
CNN just reported that nutritional biscuits have been brought in by aid workers and distributed amongst hundreds-thousands of individuals. In the midst of distribution, a man began yelling that the biscuits were expired. Droves of men, woman and children followed his lead and refused to eat them; throwing them to the ground and stomping on them in anger.
As per a CNN reporter the biscuits are good to consume for up to 1 year. The ring leader had obviously misread the expiration date. This forced the aid truck to move on with a truck full of food supplements. This pretty much sounds duplicate to what happened on Wednesday night, when someone started screaming that the Tsunami was coming. This simultaneously resulted in hundreds of people running in an opposite direction to where even CNN couldn't determine.
There is no type of order in Haiti and something has got to give. The security situation has just risen another notch. All the doctors and nurses now have to be evacuated, forcing them to leave the 700 patients in the makeshift hospital's all alone. A lot more people will possibly lose their lives should a prompt action not be taken.
Friday, January 15, 2010
BUT, good news, Boone has been stirred from his long lapse of sanity. He is backing away fast from Wind in favor of Natural Gas. Good thing too.
I wondered who was going to have to clean that mess up that he was about to make. I wonder about all those wind farms that exist today. I hope the price of Scrap Metal holds up.
Jewish World Review January 13, 2010 / 27 Teves 5770
Global Warming Is a Religion
By Walter Williams
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Manmade global warming, for many, is an Earth-worshipping religion. The essential feature of any religion is that its pronouncements are to be accepted on the basis of faith as opposed to hard evidence. Questioning those pronouncements makes one a sinner. No one denies that the Earth's temperature changes. Millions of years ago, much of our planet was covered by ice, at some places up to a mile thick, a period some scientists call "Snowball Earth." Today, the Earth is not covered by a mile of ice; a safe conclusion is that there must have been a bit of global warming. I don't know the cause of that warming, but I'd wager everything I own that it was not caused by coal-fired electric generation plants, incandescent light bulbs and SUVs tooling up and down the highways.
The very idea that mankind can make significant parametric changes to the Earth has to be the height of arrogance. How about a few questions because temperature is just one characteristic of the Earth. The Earth's orbit is another. If all 6.5 billion of us, all at once, started jumping up and down for a little while, do you think we'd change the Earth's orbit or rotation? Do you think mankind could change the direction and timing of the ocean's tides? Is there anything that mankind can do to stop or start a tsunami or hurricane? You say, "Williams, it's stupid to suggest that mankind could change the Earth's orbit or rotation, ocean tides or cause or stop a tsunami or hurricane!" You're right and it's also stupid to think that mankind's activities can make globalized changes in the Earth's temperature.
Nonetheless, there is much at stake in getting people to subscribe to the global warming religion. There is so much at stake that some scientists, using government grants, are fraudulently manipulating climate data and engaging in criminal activity, as revealed in what has been called "Climate gate." One of the most dangerous features of the global warming religion is its level of intimidation of heretics or would-be heretics.
A few years back, Dr. Heidi Cullen, the Weather Channel's climatologist, advocated that the American Meteorological Society (AMS) strip their seal of approval from any TV weatherman expressing skepticism about the predictions of manmade global warming. Scott Pelley, CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent, compared skeptics of global warming to "Holocaust deniers." Former Vice President Al Gore called skeptics "global warming deniers." But it gets worse. On one of her shows, Dr. Cullen featured columnist Dave Roberts, who, in his Sept. 19, 2006, online publication, said, "When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg."
As a result, many climatologists have been intimidated into silence. That means the public is not informed about counter-alarmists facts such as: Over long periods of time, there is absolutely no close relationship between C02 levels and temperature. Humans contribute approximately 3.4 percent of annual C02 levels compared to 96.6 percent by nature. There was an explosion of life forms 550 million years ago (Cambrian Period) when CO2 levels were 18 times higher than today. During the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, CO2 levels were as much as nine times higher than today. Contrary to what educators are brainwashing our children with, polar bear numbers increased dramatically from around 5,000 in 1950 to as many as 25,000 today, higher than any time in the 20th century.
Political commentator Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) warned that "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an
endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." That's the political goal of the global warmers.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College and Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario.
Dr. Williams has served on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, since 1980; from 1995 to 2001, he served as department chairman. He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University Los Angeles, and Temple University in Philadelphia, and Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
Dr. Williams is the author of over 150 publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Social Science Quarterly, and Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and popular publications such as Newsweek, Ideas on Liberty, National Review, Reader's Digest, Cato Journal, and Policy Review. He has authored six books: America: A Minority Viewpoint, The State Against Blacks, which was later made into the PBS documentary "Good Intentions," All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, which was later revised for South African publication, Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks, and More Liberty Means Less Government.
He said that because we didn't make a bad deal on climate in Copenhagen the Earth is angry and is punishing us for it.
I guess the only difference is Pat Robertson believes in a real God, Glover believes in a phony one.
Pressure always reveals our heart. This is not meant to put a guilt trip on you. It is meant to help you come to grips with who you really are and to encourage you to begin to make the changes you need to make.
Sometimes the judgments of God are on us in the crisis.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Maybe a word to the wise...
That is how we are "fixing" the economy. It turns out you may not be able to get blood from a stone but we sure can bleed US and global consumers dry through commodity speculation that completely ignores the fundamentals of supply and demand in order to dig into consumers’ pockets and pull out that last dollar. This is a mainstay of the "Dooh Nibor Economy" and is, of course, great for us top 10% club members as we already know the bottom 90% are tapped out.
By getting that extra $20 for gas each week from 165M drivers, WE make sure that $3.3Bn goes to people who will actually spend it on stuff - further boosting the GDP. Add another $5Bn in mandatory grocery spending (becaues EVERYONE needs to eat - muhaha) and we’re getting $431Bn from those poor cheapskates, who would only save it or pay off some debt if left to their own devices (and we don’t need them to pay off their loans - that’s the government’s job!).
So maybe DB is onto something -- sure, "the people" lost another 444,000 jobs last week and sure, Retail Sales actually declined 0.2% in December (yes, not at all what the MSM was telling us to rally the markets all month), but, if not for fuel prices leading 2.6% inflation - sales could have been off 3% and THAT would have looked bad! We’ll get our CPI report tomorrow and, again, inflation is what the "little people" worry about as it’s our assets that inflate in value and only those without assets (or jobs) worry about rising prices. This is exactly what we expected would happen in December, when I gave my 2010 outlook in "A Tale of Two Economies."
The rich get richer and that’s GOOD for the markets, as the poor people weren’t going to be buying IPhones or shopping at Tiffany's (TIF) anyway and we can continue charging them ridiculously high prices for commodities because clearly Obama and Congress have their collective heads up their asses (as evidenced by the toothless Congressional hearings going on this week) and tomorrow JPMorgan (JPM) is likely to stun us with about $2.5Bn in quarterly earnings, about triple what they made last year. Ah, it’s good to be the king!
So don’t let poor Retail Sales or massive jobs losses fool you - we’re going to party like it’s 1999 - or 1929...
They stage their health care town halls.
They hand out lab coats to make their doctor donors look authentic.
They treat soldiers as “pretty good photo ops.”
So, this Iron Chef revelation about Michelle Obama’s produce is entirely in keeping with Obama Theater:
For months, the Food Network ran ads about a forthcoming episode of “Iron Chef America,” its flagship chefs plus secret ingredient versus time competition. The show would take place at the White House garden, with Michelle Obama making a cameo and plugging her responsible-eating initiative. The network promised it would be its biggest episode ever.
The buildup matched the reality: The Jan. 3 “Iron Chef America” drew 7.6 million viewers, the highest-rated show in network history. In it, superstar chef Mario Batali teamed with Emeril Lagasse, and Bobby Flay with White House chef Cristeta Comerford to cook five dishes using the secret ingredient: produce from the White House garden.
Except for one thing: As first reported on AOL’s Politics Daily blog, the fruits and vegetables used on the show weren’t from the White House. They were stunt produce. Ringers.
At the beginning of the two-hour special, the chefs were shown picking sweet potatoes, broccoli, fennel and tomatillos from the White House garden. Then the chefs were seen walking into Kitchen Stadium, produce in hand. One problem: The show is filmed in New York City.
No doubt they’ll argue it was “Fake but accurate.”
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
~ John Donne
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
There may be others, but a group of us conferred and these are some that meet the criteria of taking care of the physical AND the Spiritual needs. If Jesus was about building the kingdom and not just alleviating suffering, then we should do the same. A nation changed and redeemed for the cause of Christ can be an example to the USA.
- Christian Outreach International
- Catholic Relief Services
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- IPHC People to People
- Salvation Army
- Providence in Haiti
- American Jewish World Service
- Lutheran Church Charities
- Lutheran World Relief
- Cross International
- World Vision
- International Orthodox Christian Charities
- Beyond Borders
- Partners in Development
Be careful where you give your money.
BUT, if you give to an organization that just does something, or has good commercials, or has spokesmen like Bill Clinton, you might be expanding the secular system over the Christian Kingdom of GOD.
NOW is the time for all Christians to give carefully and thoughtfully to organizations dedicated not only to feeding, clothing, housing and tending to medical needs but to focus on the infinite healing of the Spirit. It's OK to give to organizations outside of the Kingdom of God like the RED CROSS or some UN organization as long as you understand that they are not changing the world.
Many well meaning people have squandered their substance in money by giving to groups who do good work but not God's work. It's like a man with a large land holding. He has wealth. Much wealth. A crisis takes place in an adjacent town. Fire. Devastation. He could go there and help the people by bringing food and shelter in the burned over ruins or, better, he could bring the wounded people into his house, onto his property. Provide for them. Equip them and at some point when they are healed up, send them out in HIS name to help others and live their lives in connection with the Landsman.
That's a picture of kingdom building.
We have to begin to take this opportunity to do with it what we Didn't do during Katrina, what we didn't do during the Tsunami, what we didn't do during the China earthquakes. We must go to the people, do all in the mighty name of Jesus. Not to build churches or dependency. We must be bold to show them the Love of Christ.
SO, as we give, as we dig deep and we will choose carefully organizations that reflect your spiritual values. Give to organizations that will build the Kingdom of God on this earth. We don't get many chances to be so bold in the face of disaster. God is calling us by this.....WILL WE ANSWER....MORE IMPORTANT. HOW?
I'm not convinced BHO is a Christian at least as I understand Christian.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is good news for right wing folks everywhere. Never get in the way of the other side determined to shoot itself in the foot.
We are about to experience it. Mexico isn't going to make it.
I have said this in the past, but not I am going public on it. OH, it will be a vacation destination...but one that won't survive as we know it.
How can a country be so close to the USA and so far from GOD?
Monday, January 11, 2010
I hate to be the bearer of Really Bad tidings, but we are on an economic slide that won't channge for a long time
So for that reason, I hesitate to say this. The Telegraph Newspaper says it best.
We are in deep poop. This is the Bush Obama depression and it's going to get much worse.
Oh, we won't all die, but the world has changed and not for the better. Bush Obama have fundamentally changed the capitalist system in America.
We would have had a chance of coming out of this, but the wild spending and debt under Bush and Obama has destroyed any chance.
Welcome to Hell.
It is an old rule of politics. When your opponent is in the process of destroying himself, don't get in his way. Despite tanking poll numbers both for themselves and their president, congressional Democrats have persisted for months in a stunning act of political self-destruction. The evaporation of home-state support for Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and the retirements of Christopher Dodd and Byron Dorgan should give the White House and the congressional majority pause, but to date they haven't.
So should Republicans repair to the sidelines and watch the minions of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi strut over the cliff?
Not a chance.
Taking back the House and perhaps the Senate in 2010—not just doing well—will require winning back trust lost between 2000 and 2006. Here are the top 10 things the GOP must do in 2010:
10) Face up to why the party lost in 2006 and 2008. Pollster Kelly Anne Conway reported in mid-2005 that her polls had detected rising disaffection among a group of 2004 GOP voters. Defined by attitudes rather than demographics, their problem wasn't with Iraq, as the media imagined, but with the increase in federal domestic spending and deficits.
According to one veteran of the GOP leadership speaking on background this fall, the party's 2008 exit poll showed that these swing voters anticipated a left-leaning Obama presidency but wanted to teach the GOP a lesson. Last year's collapse of support for the liberal Republican candidate in New York's 23rd congressional district in favor of the Conservative Party nominee reflected the continuing disgust of former Republican loyalists.
9) Don't lose sight of why support for Democrats is tanking. What spending-sensitive voters didn't anticipate were trillion dollar bank and auto bailouts, trillion dollar deficits, a trillion dollar health-care overhaul, and a trillion dollar stimulus bill. When he traded his health-care vote for Nebraska Medicaid funding, Sen. Nelson made himself the emblem of what these voters abhor in Washington.
8) Face the fact that many swing voters who want Democrats out of power don't particularly want Republicans in. Whatever their declared party affiliation, these voters are anti-establishment. Party is secondary to them. They are not yet convinced that, if returned to power, the GOP will deliver the cheaper, more limited government it has long promised.
7) Fight for spending cuts now. The congressional GOP's nearly united front against the stimulus bill and complete unity against the health-care overhaul were good initial steps. More is needed. The GOP should resist increases in domestic spending on every parliamentary front. Great gestures matter. As part of this resistance, Republicans should renounce earmarks. They shouldn't wait for Democrats to go along. The House and Senate GOP caucuses should walk away from earmarks, leaving Democrats alone to defend this symbol of D.C.'s degeneracy.
6) For the midterm election, unite around a clear agenda of repeal. The party should give its candidates a list of programs and spending that will be up for cancellation the hour a Republican Congress is sworn in. At the top of the list should be the Troubled Asset Relief Program, unspent stimulus funds, and the health-care overhaul.
5) Add in an agenda of market-freeing reforms in health care, energy, environmental and education policy. Scholarly centers such as the Hoover Institution, the Pacific Research Institute, and the Manhattan Institute have developed market-freeing solutions to health inflation, energy dependence, real and immediate environmental challenges, and education quality. Reform for congressional Democrats means more spending and more mandates. After the health-care debate the nation has rejected that 1930s-style model. The new model's time has come.
4) Add to that a serious plan for moving to a surplus and reducing federal debt. In the past, critics of overspending have focused on minutiae, studies of the mating habits of insects and the like. Their critics have rightly noted that the government can't get to a balanced budget that way. So what will it take? Lay it out.
3) Start talking about the need to reform Social Security and Medicare. Swing voters know these programs could devastate federal finances. They want assurance that politicians know this, too, and are committed to fixing them. Talk of reforming these programs is no longer the third rail of politics. It will win the swing voters' respect.
2) Tax cuts must be part of the answer. The surpluses of the late '90s were to a significant extent a product of the growth in revenues that came after the capital gains tax was cut. The Democrats' theology—actually economic superstition—prohibits them from renewing the 2003 tax cuts, the looming expiration of which has been a drag on the economy ever since they recaptured Congress. Campaign for immediate renewal—and even greater cuts in the capital gains tax. Start talking about a flat tax as the next step.
1) Take a lesson from Ronald Reagan and emphasize that your programs are based on consistent principles leading to a hopeful future for all Americans. Reclaim the party's franchise for economic growth, entrepreneurship, personal liberty, and spending restraint. This is the route to a big victory in November—and a true service to the nation.