Unicorns and Rainbows – Part 2

The typical Progressive Liberal confuses me, and quite frankly, I think they are confused as well.  What they say and do are so contradictory to a rational line of thinking leaves me with multiple WTH moments.

This is the second installment of the series.

The more and more that I think about what a Progressive Liberal states and what they do is leading me to a thought that the Progressive Liberal is anti-person to the point that they will sacrifice people to achieve what they believe will be the ultimate Utopia on earth.  Let’s take the following examples.

During a speech on gun control, the most rabidly Progressive Liberal President that the United States has ever had stated, “If there’s a step we can take to save even one child, we should take that step.”  This same President praised the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.  One can smell the hypocrisy…

When the government of California was taken over by the Ecology wing of the Progressive Liberals, most if not all forward-thinking water management plans (reservoirs & dams) were cancelled stating ecological damage to certain critters.  As the population grew, the water infrastructure became less and less capable of supporting the populace and the farming industry.  California is now suffering a water shortage of epic proportions due to these shortcomings.  The Progressive Liberal solution is to cut back water consumption to both the population and to the farmers, especially the farmers.  What happens to the California economy if the farmers go broke, and the people if they starve?

The Progressive Liberal is, for the most part, rabidly anti-gun (there are a few exceptions).  No price is too great to pay to rid guns from the population.  If they have their way, no one but the government and criminals will have guns, and the law-abiding population will have no defense against the predators from either group.

“With guns, we are citizens.  Without guns, we are subjects.” – Anonymous

The Progressive Liberal always seem to promote and encourage other viewpoints, but when confronted with other opinions and facts, the reaction is almost always the same:  Deny and attack the confronter personally.  It’s almost comical if they weren’t so damned serious and seemingly unaware of their hypocrisy.

The Progressive Liberal also is promoting electric cars as an alternative to gasoline powered cars because they are more environmentally friendly.  Not so.  Energy must be created to charge the batteries, so the power is being generated for the vehicle is being moved from the tailpipe of the vehicle to the power plant.  The chemicals used in the batteries are very toxic, and cannot be fully recycled (let’s not go into the mining of the components, which is a toxic process in of itself).  The cars are relatively expensive, which lower income people simply cannot afford.  And finally, it is not very practical for people with large commutes to have a car that runs out of energy after 30-40 miles (think California multilane highways clogged with cars).

But the Progressive Liberal has answers for the above.  Solar and wind electric generation replacing coal-fired power plants.  More research (government funded, of course) to non-toxic alternatives to the battery and range situations.  Cars will become cheaper as time goes on (with government subsidies to the poor).

Alternative energy such as solar and wind are not reliable, and have their own problems.  Both take up huge amounts of land, and have their own negative impacts upon the environment, of which the Environmental wing of the Progressive Liberal is remarkably silent.

Government funding and subsidies come from the taxpayers, and quite frankly, I’m tired of paying taxes for boondoggles and the politically connected companies like Solyndra.  It’s also somewhat comical when various Progressive Liberals find out that THEY will be paying for these programs out of their paycheck.

All of the above have had or are having negative impacts upon people of this country.  Yet the Progressive Liberal is blissfully unaware of the hypocritical nature of their policies negative impacts, especially upon the people that they state that they to want to protect – the poor and disadvantaged.

More in Part 3 of “Unicorns and Rainbows.”

Swan Song?

closed-sign3As many of you know, blogging takes up a tremendous amount of time, especially if you want to do the research and get the facts correct (I’m talking about the responsible ones, not the lot that likes to shoot from the hip without a care if the truth is known or not).  I’m finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to research and write posts that are reasonably legible (and readable) as well as being on target & timely.  I hate to dash off some half-assed post on the spur of the moment – they’re usually pretty ugly.

Work, while a blessing, is absolutely nuts.  I’m working around 45-50 hours a week, and adding 50-60 minutes of commuting both ways does not leave much time for anything extracurricular.  Yard work and an extremely reduced workout schedule takes up the rest of the time.  Considering that I was out of work for 10 months, I’ve gone from one extreme to another.

As a result, blogging is dang-near impossible.  So I’m seriously considering shutting the blog down for an indefinite period of time, probably for the summer.  It doesn’t mean that I’m going to disappear – it just means that I won’t be around as much visiting your blogs, and writing posts here.  But I would like to write at least this one last post with some comments on recent events and some opinions:

The oil well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster from many different angles.  The differences of opinions on the ecological impact are being speculated as often as the weather changes, but it isn’t good by any means.  The political spin of “the government is there to help” is far from reality as the first government responders were attorneys, and President Obozo can’t personally stop anything no matter what he says.  There is no doubt that there were mistakes made on the part of BP, but the overlooked fact remains that 11 lives were lost in trying to supply the world with the energy supplied by oil.

Politics as usual is in Washington no matter what the promises of the Democratic (and Republican) leaders has been demonstrated again with the Sestak affair.  Political dealings are the bane of the government originally envisioned by the Founders of this country.  A quote from The American Thinker states:

“Politics” is not “government.” In fact, the politicization of government is a reason for many miseries.

And the politicians wonder why the American people have gone off the reservation and formed TEA Parties…

Which brings up the illegal immigration issue.  Obozo, in his typical arrogant anti-American fashion, praises a foreign country and disses his own –

image What part of “illegal” do the politicians, attorneys, and other assorted morons not understand?

The longer that the healthcare legislation is being examined, the more of a Charlie-Fox that legislation is being revealed to be.  Examinations are showing that the legislation is the exact opposite of the promises of the Congress and Obozo.  Hang on to your wallets, America, it’s coming.

I do not oppose Obozo for the color of his skin, I oppose him for the ideology, policies and practices that he represents.  From the time that he took office, he has just about justified all my concerns.  An article in The Weekly Standard states some of the concerns that I had much better than I can:

Most striking is his unbounded faith in government—and an equally unbounded faith in his own abilities as a self-proclaimed transformational leader. Then there is his contempt (not too strong a word, in my judgment) for the private sector. Government, he seems to think, is a supermagnet for supersmart idealists from academia, while the business world is populated by dullards motivated by a crass and shortsighted desire for profit.

Obama apparently believes that government should be able to stop all man-made disasters before they happen. “As we continue our response effort,” he said, “we’re also moving quickly on steps to ensure that a catastrophe like this never happens again.” In fact, neither he nor anyone else can “ensure” any such outcome, unless he proposes to call an end to all of the progress that has been made since the beginning of the industrial revolution, if not before.

In his analysis of the situation, Obama has been quick to blame this disaster on the supposed sins of free enterprise and private companies seeking private gain, the public be damned. Without citing any evidence of wrongdoing, he talked about the “oil industry’s cozy and sometimes corrupt relationship with government regulators” and how that has meant “little or no regulation at all.” Clearly, it does not occur to him that the oil companies have a powerful motive to self-regulate—in light of the physical threat to their own workers and the huge potential damage to the long-term viability of their companies that awaits anything less than an exceptional safety performance.

In thinking so poorly of business and business people, it may be only natural for Obama to look upon himself and his friends from academia as being​—well—a cut above the ordinary (and quite possibly corrupt) people doing actuarial work for insurance companies, or toiling in the engineering departments of companies like BP. This holier-than-thou, smarter-than-everyone-else ivory tower elitism has unfortunately become a defining element of the Obama presidency.

And that is exactly one of the concerns that I have with Obozo – he is an academic without real work experience.  Thus, he believes that theory will work in reality.  We all know how well that works…

There is a lot more that I could write on concerning the Administration’s neglect on calling a terrorist a terrorist (especially when tied to radical Islam), lack of support for our troops, and apparently turning against our long-time ally Israel.  Then we have the economy and high unemployment while increasing the national debt to spend the country’s way to prosperity.  There is one truth in all of this – we are in trouble as a country, and Obozo does not have the competence nor has the competence around him to get this country back on track.  Hubris is a terrible weakness, and We The People will be paying the price.

“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.”Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21, 1787

Super Bowl Wrap-Up

While the Colts lost, it was still a good game.  I knew it was over when Manning threw the interception in the 4th quarter.  Tom’s Place congratulates the New Orleans Saints for a well-played game.

As far as the half-time show was concerned, only one word comes to mind – pathetic.  The Who were absolutely horrible –  I’ve heard garage bands play & sing better than that performance.

The commercials this year were pretty lackluster.  I probably won’t remember a single one in a week except for this one:

While humorous, I do begin to wonder if the push toward “green” won’t result in a “Green Enforcement Police” that has the same powers as regular law-enforcement.  I can just see the EPA expanding their power beyond a regulatory agency to that of law enforcement at the behest of environmentalists and Global Warming Climate Change supporters trying to make the world better for mankind.

I wonder if this is what Obama meant by creating “green jobs”…

The Snow Is Falling – Is The Earth Is Still Warming?

As you may have noticed, the background of the blog has been changed to falling snowflakes.  The flags (or something else) will return after Christmas.  This change is in honor of the first snowfall here in Michigan, and the upcoming Global Warming Climate Change summit to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

And that summit is in definite trouble with the release of emails detailing the falsification of climate data findings.  Not only that, but some officials and experts are not following their own advice in efforts to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.  From the comments section of Stop Flying:

Dr Rajendra Pachauri flew at least 443,243 miles on IPCC business in this 19 month period. This business included honorary degree ceremonies, a book launch and a Brookings Institute dinner, the latter involving a flight of 3500 miles. He generated 100 tonnes of CO2 which he could have mitigated by giving J.P. Morgan around $1450 to make his travels carbon-neutral. Perhaps he did so on our behalf.

gorefireOf course, our favorite Preacher of Global Warming Climate Change, Al Gore, has finally seen the light and has cancelled his appearance at Copenhagen.  I do wonder, though, if his cancellation has more to do with the released emails than it has to reduce his carbon footprint emitted by his private jet…  But here’s what the summit is expected to contribute to Global Warming Climate Change (from Australia’s Herald Sun):

The Copenhagen summit next week will generate vast quantities of hot air. It will see 16,500 people coming in from 192 countries. That amounts to 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide, roughly the same as the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006. Also, the organisers will lay 900 kilometres of computer cable and 50,000 square miles of carpet. More than 200,000 meals will be served and visitors will drink 200,000 cups of coffee — at least that will be organic.

And let’s not forget the massive amounts of hot air that will be expelled by the attendees during the meetings…

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is also up in arms over the release of climate researcher’s emails, although not for the reason you might (or might not) think.  She’s upset over what she believes to be a criminal act, i.e., theft of the emails, not the information that man-made Global Warming Climate Change is fabricated nonsense.  (Of course, she never got upset when Governor Sarah Palin’s email account was hacked, but then, Gov. Palin is a Republican…)  And now with Cap & Trade legislation creeping its way through the Senate, she’s not upset that the basis of the legislation that she is to consider is falsified?  If not the emails, then what about the following statements from IPCC author and Climategate scientist, Kevin Trenberth?  (again from Australia’s Herald Sun):

…where the heck is global warming ? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record… The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.

How come you do not agree with a statement that says we are no where close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to make the planet brighter. We are not close to balancing the energy budget. The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless…

Al Gore, please return your Nobel prize and Academy Award at your earliest convenience…

Obviously, the foreign media is much more on the ball than our own media.  But then, many of those countries have witnessed the crushing economic impact of climate-regulating legislation, of which the effects are nothing more than a drop in the bucket.

But we are still driven toward what seems to be economic suicide for that drop in the bucket that the climatologists and environmentalists insist that will save the world from the evil clutches of us human lemmings.  Yet it seems that the only way that these scientists say that we are to save our planet (and maybe ourselves) is to decease and desist from our modern technology.  Unfortunately, I do no think that many of them could do without their computers, cars, electrical appliances, TVs, clothes, and food (just to name a few) – which all depend upon the use and consumption of fossil fuels and/or methane-belching bovines.  Hell, I would like to see them do as well as the Professor on Gilligan’s Island in similar circumstances!

God save us from the moronic politicians and the “scientists” that grovel at their feet for funding.  The real problem is that we’re going to be the ones paying the bills – theirs and ours – to keep this nonsense going because our politicians do not have the common sense that God gave them, but have replaced it with a sense of elitism.  Perhaps if they were to perform their duties without pay as the original Congress did would they gain some sense of perspective of the people that they represent.  But then, I’m dreaming…

Who’s Going To Pay For It?

OK, now all of you folks out there (especially the Obama supporters) stop and think for a little bit on the following:

  • A multi-billion dollar “stimulus” bill was passed and signed that was full of waste and earmarks.
  • Multiple banking and finance institutions were bailed out with billions from the government treasury.
  • Two car companies were also given loans, declared bankruptcy, and were not only able to write the loans off but got more money to see them through the bankruptcy and reorganization.
  • A global warming climate change bill was just passed in the House this past week with carbon cap & trade as its centerpiece.
  • The President is pushing for a universal healthcare coverage policy for anyone that wants it.
  • We are constantly bombarded with information that Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare are going to go broke in the near future.

Now who do you think is going to pay for all of the above? 

From ABC’s commentator George Stephanopoulos:

White House senior adviser David Axelrod said the president won’t rule out a health care reform bill that includes a middle-class tax hike.

"The president had said in the past that he  doesn’t believe taxing health care benefits at any level is necessarily the best way to go here.  He still believes that," Axelrod told me on This Week, "But there are a number of formulations and we’ll wait and see.  The important thing at this point is to keep the process moving, to keep people at the table, to the keep the discussions going. We’ve gotten a long way down the road and we want to finish that journey."

I pressed Axelrod on whether Obama will draw a line in the sand and veto any bill that funds health care reform with tax hikes for people making under $250,000 a year — despite a pledge Barack Obama made during the 2008 presidential campaign not to raise taxes on the poor and middle-class.

"One of the problems we’ve had in this town is that people draw lines in the sand and they stop talking
to each other.  And you don’t get anything done.  That’s not the way the president approaches us.  He is very cognizant of protecting people — middle class people, hard-working people who are trying to get along in a very difficult economy.  And he will continue to represent them in these talks," Axelrod said.

"But they’re also dealing with punishing health care costs, and that’s something that we have to deal with."

This should be a clue for the clueless.  For those who don’t want to think because it hurts their brains, then here’s the answer:  You are!!

What people don’t seem to realize is that every time Congress passes laws and the President signs them, there is usually some cost attached to them.  If it is a spending bill, then the funds are drawn from the Treasury.  The funds from the Treasury are collected by taxes, and you pay the taxes either directly or indirectly.  It won’t matter where you are in the social ladder, you will pay one way or another.

And you thought that the TEA Parties were ladies socials instead of “taxed enough already” protests.

Just thought you would like to know…