"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.” - Bob Marley

Friday, December 25, 2009

Solar is GOOD! NO, Solar is BAD!

Senator Feinstein nixes solar project in the Mojave - which had been fast-tracked by Bush. Really - I can't make this up!

Of course, DiFi has practically patented hypocrisy:

When asked earlier why she carried that .38 Smith & Wesson concealed in her purse while promoting gun control for the rest of us, Feinstein answered, “I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I’d walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me.”

Only a couple of months earlier, however, Feinstein has gone on 60 Minutes to announce, “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an out-right ban…I would have done it.”

Monday, December 7, 2009

Newest Best ClimateGate One-liner

Courtesy of the mighty IowaHawk:

It's not really rocket science. Well okay, I suppose it's really not science at all.

Missing the Point

Today's EPA ruling - that so-called "greenhouse gases" are to be regulated by the EPA as hazardous atmospheric products - is *not* because of Copenhagen. Nor is it "in spite of" ClimateGate.

This potentially disastrous piece of mischief is because of ClimateGate.

'Cap and Trade' has been stalled in the Senate; with ClimateGate, it's chances of passage had probably dropped to nil. This went double for anything BHO brought back from Copenhagen - a treaty requiring 66 votes for Senate ratification was even more DOA than a bill requiring 60 votes for cloture.

With ClimateGate - with the wheels coming off the "scientific" facade of "Man-made Global Warming" - the administration knew that unilateral executive action was its last chance to impose its crippling, garbage-science policies upon the U. S.

Now is the time for real oversight - and a meaningful threat to use the power of the purse, to filibuster any appropriation bill that includes funds used to enforce this insanity.

And now is also the time to realize that jobs and the economy don't matter to BHO - only raw power, used in the nastiest way and for the nastiest purpose: self-perpetuation.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ouote of the Day

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

- C. S. Lewis
Those who have debated me, such as Carl at NofP, will know that I am suspicious of all concentrations of power - with some extra focus on big business, especially big money, which many Conservatives and especially Neo-Cons seem to rather blithely ignore. The copious recent evidence of the consequences of un-reined greed and malfeasance of Wall Street somehow leaves these groups unfazed and/or in denial.

But after watching the radical Liberals in action in Congress and the Executive branches the last 11 months, I'm beginning to see where C. S. Lewis is coming from. These people are just plain crazy.

About Me

I'm a 57 year old geek. I voted Democratic for 20 years, because I disliked the Republicans more. But now, nobody really speaks for me. I'm for Guns, for more correct government regulation of the financial world, against illegal immigration and amnesty. (in 2008 I ended up voting Republican - too many questions about Obama, and voting against anybody who voted for TARP 1.) In 2010 I voted a stright republican ticket because the Democrats have completely lost their minds.