Saturday, March 6, 2010

Quotes of the Day:

Keep Your Laws Off My Body:
"I think of what Albert Camus said: 'The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.' Prohibition is force. I prefer persuasion. Government force has nasty unintended consequences."

No Shit...

It’s About Government, Not Health Care:
"Because it’s worth it. Big time. I’ve been saying in this space for two years that the governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture. It redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in fundamental ways that make limited government all but impossible. In most of the rest of the Western world, there are still nominally “conservative” parties, and they even win elections occasionally, but not to any great effect (let’s not forget that Jacques Chirac was, in French terms, a “conservative”). The result is a kind of two-party one-party state: Right-of-center parties will once in a while be in office, but never in power, merely presiding over vast left-wing bureaucracies that cruise on regardless."

Us - Good; Them - Bad - do you really need a college education for this?

Big Government:
"Just so we have this straight. Tea Partiers peacefully rallying in support of smaller government…those are Nazi racist bigots.

Progressive liberals rioting in the streets of California…that’s acceptable, and shouldn’t be used to paint the whole movement in a negative light.

Change. Hope."

Yeah, and they're coming for YOU!

Big Labor, Obama And Dems Have Big Plan$ For You:
"Think of it, SEIU's Andy Stern's own pension fund is headed toward insolvency, yet he warrants a seat on a Federal Deficit Commission?? What a revealing but bad, expensive joke that one is. The podcast won't cost you, failure to understand what's at stake absolutely will."

Friday, March 5, 2010

Green Throat....

The money trail:
"Commissioner Bart Chilton, head of the energy and environmental markets advisory committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has predicted that within five years a carbon market would dwarf any of the markets his agency currently regulates: 'I can see carbon trading being a $2 trillion market.' 'The largest commodity market in the world.' He ought to know.

It promises to be larger than the markets for coal, oil, gold, wheat, copper or uranium. Just soak in that thought for a moment. Larger than oil.

Richard L. Sandor, chairman and chief executive officer of Climate Exchange Plc, agrees and predicts trades eventually will total $10 trillion a year.' That's 10 thousand billion dollars."

It's a strategy...

John Derbyshire:
"On the first, I am settling into the conviction that the president’s new strategy is to bore us all into a nationwide coma, so that he can push through whatever bill he, Harry, and Nancy settle on while we are unconscious."

The triumph of the Kleptocracy....

One Giant Government Leap Backwards:
" and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Same shit, different day....

How Al Gore Wrecked Planet Earth:
"Failure to deal sternly and coldly with those who made these errors will leave the same incompetents in charge for the next stage of the movement. This will probably happen; social promotion is something liberals do very well and the blame for this mess is so widespread that few of the movement’s leaders will want any uncomfortable questions to be asked."


Treason Is A Matter Of Dates:
"Admit mistakes? Open up their data? Change the way the work? You mean there was something wrong with the way climate science was operating last year? Is the Times telling us that the climate scientists–on the basis of whose work the whole world is debating complex and far-reaching changes in its economic structure and political governance–were using slipshod and careless procedures that need to be fixed?

Gosh, one has to ask, if these terrible things were going on for such a long time, why didn’t the New York Times notice this earlier on? Why didn’t the New York Times break this important story back when it was news, rather than lamely sweeping up at the end of the parade? Could it be that a climate of politically-correct group-think inhibited the editors and reporters at the country’s newspaper of record from recognizing a one of the major stories of the decade? Could the environmental writers at the Times be just a teensy bit too close to their sources?"

Unfortunately, the politicians don't care what we think....

Walter Russell Mead's Blog:
"The report is on public attitudes toward unions, and it finds that despite the recession and the electoral swing to the left in 2008, unions have significantly less trust and support than ever before. The Pew data reinforces similar poll results from Gallup; support for unions this year was at its lowest level since Gallup first asked the question in 1936."
Public service unions are the beasts that will eat this country alive. Just look at what is going on in the EU and especially Greece. But the financial and vote getting assistance that they give to the Democratic Party and their candidates is a very potent drug that few pols can resist.

Almost unbelieveable.... and totally awsome!

Popular Science Puts Entire Scanned Archive Online, Free:
"Prepare to lose the rest of your day to awesomeness. PopSci, the web-wing of Popular Science magazine, has scanned its entire 137-year archive and put it online for you to read, absolutely free. The archive, made available in partnership with Google Books, even has the original period advertisements."

I spent many hours in my youth pouring over the pages of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. Their projects were too good to be true; and for those of us who were always on the verge of blowing up the house, a source of endless entertainment. I can't wait to check it out...

Better get used to it....

If It Isn’t Authorized, It’s Prohibited:
Alcohol regulators in California don’t seem to understand the process of infusing spirits with flavors like orange or vanilla. So naturally, they’re prohibiting that which they don’t understand, invoking a ban on on-site distilling that really has nothing to do with the infusion process.

The same pencil-necked, ignorant bureaucrats who run these outfits are gonna soon be overseeing your health care; and you won't be able to do a damn thing about it. Feel like a rube yet?

Good to see that they are concious of their state's dire financial problems....

In California, a Day of Protests Over Education Budget Cuts

Welcome to Greece, Folks!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What could possibly go wrong?

When Animals Sue:
"What? Treating animals at law as if they were human? Don’t laugh. Lest we be tempted to dismiss the referendum as just the latest European post-modernistic folly, the effort to open our own courtrooms to animals is quietly advancing. Indeed, “animal standing,” as the issue is usually called, is at the very top of the animal-rights movement’s policy wish list."
In lieu of facing real problems, this is what the Europeans have come up with in order to occupy their time. I am sure that we are next.....

Makes you wonder about us.... and what we would do

The British PoW who broke into Auschwitz — and survived:
"Denis Avey, even at the age of 91, cuts a formidable figure. More than 6ft tall, with a severe short back and sides and a piercing glare, he combines the pan-ache of Errol Flynn with the dignity of age. This is the former Desert Rat, who, in 1944, broke into — yes, into — Auschwitz, and he looks exactly as I expected. He removes his monocle for the camera, and one of his pupils slips sideways before realigning. It is a glass eye. I ask him about it. He tells me that in 1944, he cursed an SS officer who was beating a Jew in the camp. He received a blow with a pistol butt and his eye was knocked in."

Call the Health Department!

Daniel Angerer Invites You to Taste His Wife’s Breast-Milk Cheese

They better not use too much salt - Bloomberg will close them down....

Channeling Jimmy Carter and the Panama Canal...

Power Line:
"So, once again, the Obama administration has sold Great Britain, formerly our #1 ally, down the river, along with the inhabitants of the Falklands, whose opinions would seem to count for something. We are past the point where anyone could doubt that the Obama administration's hostility toward the U.K. is intentional. Obama seems to have substituted personal pathology for national policy."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quote of the Day:

Where’s the Good Will?:
"Progressivism is nothing if not the natural consequence of outsized prosperity."

Thanks... I was looking for a good one today.

What might President O'Blather have to say about this one?

Online debate rages over white group's step win:
"...a white Arkansas team's win in an Atlanta step competition has started a fiery debate over the African-inspired tradition and whether the integration of a once-ethnically exclusive activity constitutes a form of cultural theft."

A lesson that could fix yet so many problems....

Norway conquers infections by cutting use of antibiotics:
"Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians were also losing their lives to this bacteria. But Norway's public health system fought back with an aggressive program that made it the most infection-free country in the world. A key part of that program was cutting back severely on the use of antibiotics."

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Couldn't have said it better myself...

Power Line:
"Frank Rich of the New York Times retired as a drama critic in order to take up his new role as the paper's full-time drama queen. As an op-ed columnist for the Times, his assignment, apparently, is to write in such a hysterical fashion that Paul Krugman seems rational by comparison."