Friday, May 22, 2009

"I'm relying on the scientists"

Let me set the stage:
House commitee just passed the Climate Bill
It is 946 pages!!!
Do you think any of these clowns read it?
Waxman's comments are priceless. "I'm relying on the scientists...The IPCC (The UN Internationalal Panel on Climate Change)
What are we paying these guys for. Regulation by the pound?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Let's Hear it for the Hoosiers!!

I wish we had more leaders like Governor Mitch Danials of Indiana. Read his post in the WSJ. "Governor says No Thanks to Cap and Trade"

Here's a teaser quote but please read the whole thing:

Politicians in Washington speak of a reawakened appreciation for manufacturing and American competitiveness. But under their policy, those who make real products will suffer. Already we observe the piranha swarm of green lobbyists wangling special exemptions, subsidies and side deals. The ordinary Hoosier was not invited to this party, and can expect at most only table scraps at the service entrance.

He refers to the actions in Washington as being Imperialists and I agree. They are out of touch and more interested in serving the special interest groups that got them elected. When was the last time your interest was served? Oh I forgot it was when the king threw some coins to the crowd as he drove by ( tax deduction for 95% of Americans). TAX Deductions - the ultimate Power to manipulate the unwashed masses they have been exploiting for years.
WE ARE NOT BEING SERVED. What more proof do you need when you can clearly see that this insanity not only destroys our economy but does NOT SIGNIFICANTLY affect the Global Temperature.

Friday, May 15, 2009

On "Walkable" neighborhoods and owning a car

Good read on the issue of car ownership and why it is cheaper to own a car then to live in "walkable" neighborhoods like NY City
Notable quote:

I’ve previously suggested two reasons why dense cities are so expensive: (1) dense cities create transportational and space inefficiencies; and (2) dense cities attract liberal voters who elect liberal politicians who enact dumb laws which increase the cost of living.

Cap N Trade Explained - Good 6 min video

CO2 "No demonstarted health affect"

This story (Leaked OMB memo...)illustrates how politicians and special interests can manipulate science for political ends. Even though their own legal counsel says there is no evidence that CO2 has significant health risks we are on a glide path to give EPA the POWER to regulate it. This potentially applies to every emitter , even you and I because we exhale this toxic substance. NOT TO WORRY" they say (now) - it will be judiciously enforced, they will only regulate the big emitters.
The environmental extremist want this POWER. It avoids the messy fights in the legislative process. You can't let the PEOPLE decide. They are too ignorant. The Elites who know best can achieve their ends very subtly by selectively going after emitters. They can outright shut you down or force you to buy offsets (extortion in my opinion) or just threaten these actions. Prudent, risk adverse businesses will have to play ball or move to another country. No matter how you cut it WE LOOSE. It will pit neighbors against each other. "Look at the Jones, mowing their lawn again and emiiting toxic gases. Party ballons filled with EPA certified non toxic gases - only $25/dozen.
You might be shaking your head and thinking "Why would any rationale person do this if CO2 is not a health hazard?" Let me borrow a quote from a fellow blogger Mikey's Muses ... From the Antipodes

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” - Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme

People that think like this are infiltrating government, academic and scientific organizations. This has been going on for some time. When they speak they they raise ALARM and the media feeds on ALARM so the mantra is repeated and heard endlessly in the classroom, in commercials, nightly news, front page in the newspapers.

What is the truth? Simple question. Impossible answer. I have devoted a significant amount of my time to study the Global Warming issue. The science is complex and will give you a headache if you try to dig into it. The Environmental extremist know this and use the terms "settled science" (it isn't) or "the debate is over" (it isn't). These terms infiltrate the dialog and when uttered by a "trusted" source achieve the desired affect of quieting the rabble (that's you and me).

Read the linked post above or some of my past post on Ralional Ignorances to get more insights.

For what it is worth I sincerely believe that the science was hijacked by ideologues to further a political agenda motivated by elites who want the POWER to regulate and socially engineer rest of us. They know what is best for us. They buy off the real scientists by lavishing huge grants on anyone that will support the thesis and unleash harsh admonitions and character attacks on anyone who is a "denialist"

There are 3 classes of players in all this;
Those that promote it for ideological reasons
Those that can capitalize on it
The rest of us

Where do you fit in?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cap N Trade - How much will it cost?

Just click the title for an excellent chart that illustrates how big it is compared to some other big spending items.

A Visualization of $100,000,000

You may think $100,000,000 is a big number. I certainly do when I think of my own wealth and President Obama certainly knows you and I will HEAR what a big reduction he has ordered in government spending. Who said he wasn't fiscally responsible?
Take another look at this video and put it in perspective. Hat tip to my buddy Pat.