Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Watermelons show their true colours

Hopefully people are catching on to how the environmental movement has been hijacked by socialist. It will be a slow turn and the trick will be paying attention to real environmental issues. There will be those wanting to exploit the situation no matter what!!
On the anniversary of Climategate the Watermelons show their true colours

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Environmentalism gone wild

This is a documentary about a small community in Hatteras, NC that is being devastated by the environmental groups. The National Parks service acting on the order of a single judge has closed the beaches that this small community relies on for their livelihood.
Hear their story and you be the judge. Can it happen to you? It is already in thousands of ways that you don't notice. All it takes is an army of lawyers and a persuasive argument to convince a judge.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Over hype of Gulf Oil Spill - Why????

This is a good post .
What was hyped as the worst environmental disaster has proved to be a lot less.
Look at my previous posts. I was caught up in this.
The linked post helps illuminate the "Why"
From now on I will be a lot more suspicious of anything the media presents.
To borrow from Instapundit's Glen Reynolds...
"We are in good hands" ... NOT!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Inflation: The Last Gasp of the Obama Economic Crisis

This post from The American Thinker here should send a chill down the spine of every baby boomer looking to support himself in retirement on their IRA's or 401k accounts. The point of it being the "coward's way out" is right on.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Nation of Laws? Not really!

Just a thought. If we're a land of laws and no one is above the law then doesn't that mean all laws must be enforced? Apparently not. It seems we have certain people in the government at local, state and federal levels who decide which laws to enforce. Aren't these people sworn to uphold the law? Are they breaking a law when they don't uphold the law? Does this mean it is ok to break the law in certain situations? How do I find out which laws I can break? If later on they decide to uphold the law am I grandfathered in since I was breaking the law when it was ok? If I know someone that is breaking the law but I know it is one of the laws it is ok to break am I an accomplice? Do the lawmakers represent the will of the people when they make the laws? Is there a way for the lawmakers to know they are working on a law that won't be enforced so maybe they can stop wasting their time on that particular law? How many laws are there? How many do we actually enforce? Just a thought. Maybe we should undo all the laws we don't want to enforce. Maybe we should do something before the masses catch on that we have a ruling elite that decide these things, and all this law stuff is just a charade.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Public sector unions?

I thought this cartoon from City Journal tells it all.
Unfortunately, union leadership has ruined whatever legitimate purpose unions served and if you subscribe to the "pendulum" theory we will most likely need them in the future when power swings back to management and workers really get abused.
It is still difficult for me to envision how unions serve a purpose in the public sector where management is indifferent to cost and therefore open to whatever demands are put on them as long as the bureaucracy survives.

Friday, June 25, 2010

On the "Doc Fix" - What were they thinking????

This is a classic example of how perverted the governing class has become. The original "Doc fix" as I understand was to save money in Medicare by a series of cuts to the reimbursement rates paid to Doctors. When passed it looked like the government was seriously trying to reduce the costs in the program. How they got this passed is a mystery when you consider the savings meant the doctors take the hit.
The perversion comes in when you look at how it has been managed ever since. Each year the congress has waived the "Doc fix' thus saving (to the rescue) the doctors but also negating the savings to the program.
In my view this is perversion They are using this issue like a control button to manage public sentiment. The CBO financial scoring for the recently passed "Obamacare" assumed the savings from the "Doc fix". That gave Congress the cover to stand up in front of us and say the bill would save money. The CBO had to use this assumption because it is the current law. Now, as we approach the midterm elections they let the the "Doc Fix" happen so that they can be seen as reducing spending. Every year they play the options based on political considerations. What's best for the country be damned.

Just a thought.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Means testing for Social Security

Is receiving a payout from a government imposed "savings" plan "spending" by the government? That's how twisted the logic is with Congress.
Congress is under pressure to reduce the deficit but they don't want the spectre of "Tax increases" to tarnish there image so they must serve up spending cuts. Instead of reducing the size of government or cut back on passing new entitlements they come up with reducing your payout from a savings plan they forced you to pay into your ENTIRE working life.

A Faustian bargain

NY Times David Brooks - Clever analogy to Faust

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Superlatives abound!!!

The president's recent speech re the Gulf oil spill has a familiar ring to it. Note the superlative: “From the very beginning of this crisis, the federal government has been in charge of the largest environmental cleanup effort in our nation’s history.”
Wasn't the financial crisis the "Greatest our nations history" and the Health Care bill the "Most sweeping reform since the New Deal". Sounds to me like he's trying to insure his position in the history books.
Just a Fox Thought.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Perfect Storm of Ignorance | Jeffrey Friedman | Cato Institute: Policy Report

A Perfect Storm of Ignorance | Jeffrey Friedman | Cato Institute: Policy Report

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Education: Too Important for a Government Monopoly by John Stossel on - A Syndicate Of Talent

John Stossel makes the point. To give the establishment its best shot, consider Head Start, which politicians view as sacred. The $166 billion program is 45 years old, so it's had time to prove itself. But guess what: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently found no difference in first-grade test results between kids who went through Head Start and similar kids who didn't ( President Obama has repeatedly promised to "eliminate programs that don't work," but he wants to give Head Start a billion more dollars. The White House wouldn't explain this contradiction to me. Education: Too Important for a Government Monopoly by John Stossel on - A Syndicate Of Talent

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - The CO2 Lie

Key quote:
We have tried to help document this growing disparity between observable data and apocalyptic computer models that cannot even predict the past. This post-Climate-gate study provides another nail in the coffin of cap-and-trade and shows why the Environmental Protection Agency should not be allowed to destroy the U.S. economy by absurdly regulating carbon dioxide, the basis for all life on earth, as a pollutant - The CO2 Lie