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Friday, April 23, 2010

Environmentalist Morons Tying Themselves In Knots

I darn near giggled.

A quote from the loony Hollywood director who proclaimed himself to be king of the world, James Cameron:
“I spoke to leaders today that said we can’t use the term climate change. It’s death. It’ll kill the bill. It’ll be still-born, strangle it in its crib by calling it, associating it with climate change. I say, ‘We have to wake up. We have to wake up and call it what it is.’”
Brave warrior he. Willing to go to the mat. Willing to sacrifice everything. Blood? Take it. Pain? Bring it.

James Cameron, like the hero he is, will not back down from the truth. Regardless of the consequences, we must call global warming climate change what it is. Global warming Climate change.

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: Hold on

"We have to wake up and call it what it is."  "Global wa ... er, climate change."

James Cameron.  A liberal profile in courage.

* Stanza from Rudyard Kipling's "If."

And Speaking of Profiles In Liberal Courage

This explains why they were frightened by the severed barbecue grill hose.  Fearless, it seems, they ain't:
‘South Park’ Creators Respond
By The New York Times

The “South Park” creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have issued a statement in response to Comedy Central’s decision to alter an episode after a Muslim group’s warning:

"In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it."
For details on this profile in liberal courage, go here.

Want a REAL Profile in Courage?

The fight for survival brings out the true heroes.

See "Benjamin Netanyahu defies Barack Obama's demands over East Jerusalem."

The instinct for self-preservation will have that effect.

On That Melting Arctic Ice

What the Lord taketh away ...


... the Lord giveth back.

How Many Times Did I Make This Point?

ObamaCare has nothing to do with controlling your health care costs or improving the care you get at the doctor's office.  It has everything to do with the Democrats rolling out another welfare program.

Now that the votes have been cast and the Obamanation is the law of the land, we find out that I was right all along:
Report says health care will cover more, cost more
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer

Washington – President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is getting a mixed verdict in the first comprehensive look by neutral experts: More Americans will be covered, but costs are also going up.

Economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concluded in a report issued Thursday that the health care remake will achieve Obama's aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million to the coverage rolls.

But the analysis also found that the law falls short of the president's twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, since Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, the report warned.

It's a worrisome assessment for Democrats. [link]
"It's a worrisome assessment for Democrats."  Nonsense.

They got exactly what they wanted and they knew all along that their preposterous numbers and predictions didn't add up.

Giving free shit to those who don't contribute to making the United States of America work is what they do.

They did.

It's called welfare.

Despite the fact that Tea Party activists got in their faces in town hall meetings around the country in the winter and spring, demanding to know how the Democratic Party planned on paying for ObamaCare, Democratic politicians played dumb.  And aggrieved.  And frightened.  And put upon. 

And they never answered the question.

Now we find out - shock! - that costs are going to rise because of their plan.

They need to be locked up.  Every damn one of them.

Headline Of The Day

Do as I say, not ...


Ah, yes. Ya gotta love those environmentalists.

'I Am Woman. Hear Me Roar.'

I don't know if this says something in reply to the feminists among us (yes, some of them have not yet died off) who, a long time ago, would tell you that "we can do anything a man can do," or if it says more about the fact that those feminists are now just old and feeble. You decide:
Hillary Clinton worn out
By Andy Barr, Politico

Hillary Clinton says in a new profile that the constant travel and demands of being secretary of state are beginning to take a toll.

"It wears you out," Clinton told Esquire in a story for the May issue of the magazine. "The jet lag, the dry air on planes, the whole 'If it's Tuesday, I must be in...' kind of thing."

"Knock on wood," she said. "I do have good stamina and resilience. [link]
Odd.  I don't ever remember hearing a male secretary of state complaining about the job wearing him out.

For that matter, I don't think Condoleezza ever whined about it either.

But there ain't nobody going to accuse Condi of being a feminist.  Maybe that's the difference.

In any case, Hillary being pooped does not reflect well on all those women who carried the feminist banner in years past.

If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

Except for the strong and invincible part ...


* Lyrics from "I am Woman."  Words and music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton. 1972.

Getting Our Own House In Order

To millions of Americans our nation's capital is home to Democrats and Democrats - Republicans who pretty much believe in everything that the Democrats do, except they don't want to rob the American people quite as much to get that which they want.  They're little Democrats.

Let me amend that.  They're Democrat wannabes except when we're talking about government waste.  Then they're right up there with the big dogs.  Plug the name Cochran, Thad (R-MS) into the Citizens Against Government Waste searchable "Pig Book" database and prepare to be shocked by the earmark waste this REPUBLICAN generates in a year's time.

Or don't and let me do the calculation.  Senator Cochran allocated $490,176,000 of your hard-earned income to pet projects.  Half a billion.  In one year.

Cochran will tell you he's a Republican.

We don't see it.

And we're sick and tired of it.

Either he goes or we go.

Kimberley Strassel, writing in this morning's Wall Street Journal:
The Real Republican Civil War

Marco Rubio appeared on a Sunday talk show this month to say something remarkable. The Republican running for Florida's Senate seat suggested we reform Social Security by raising the retirement age for younger workers. Florida is home to 2.4 million senior citizens who like to vote. The blogs declared Mr. Rubio politically suicidal.

The response from Mr. Rubio's primary competitor, Gov. Charlie Crist, was not remarkable. His campaign slammed Mr. Rubio's idea as "cruel, unusual and unfair to seniors living on a fixed income." Mr. Crist's plan for $17.5 trillion in unfunded Social Security liabilities? Easy! He'll root out "fraud" and "waste."

Let's talk Republican "civil war." Not the one the media is hawking, that pits supposed tea party fanatics like Mr. Rubio against supposed "moderates" like Mr. Crist. The Republican Party is split. But the real divide is between reformers like Mr. Rubio and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who are running on principles and tough issues, and a GOP old guard that still finds it politically expedient to duck or demagogue issues. As Republicans look for a way out of the wilderness, this is the rift that matters.

And it's the divide playing out in Florida, even if that's not the press's preferred narrative. In conventional-wisdom world, Mr. Rubio is the darling of an angry grass roots, surging at the expense of the postpartisan Mr. Crist.

And woe betide the GOP, goes the storyline.

What has attracted independents and even Democrats to Mr. Rubio is his reformist agenda, which taps into this week's Pew poll finding a historically low 22% of Americans trust government.

If an angry public has done anything, it's been to embolden more of these reformers to run. Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey was a leader on Social Security reform in Congress. John Kasich, running for Ohio governor, promises to overhaul the state's decrepit tax and regulatory systems. In House races you see more candidates running on bold solutions. Yet for every budding Rubio there remains an establishment GOP member who fights earmark bans, blanches at Medicare reform, and just wants to get through the next election. [link]
One Republican congressman who may have gotten the message is Bob Goodlatte, 6th District, Virginia.  Whereas two years ago he submitted, much to his shame, eleven earmarks totaling $2,719,819, this year he recorded only one - a $233,000 request for the U.S. Corps of Engineers to examine Gathright Dam over near Covington.

Here's to Bob Goodlatte. May he never stray again from the 1994 conservative platform that brought his party to power.

As for the rest of them ...

Why Americans Assemble

Rush Limbaugh:
Let me just say it. The Obama/Clinton/media left are comfortable with the unrest in our society today. It allows them to blame and demonize their opponents (doctors, insurance companies, Wall Street, talk radio, Fox News) in order to portray their regime as the great healer of all our ills, thus expanding their power and control over our society.

A clear majority of the American people want no part of this. They instinctively know that the Obama way is not how things get done in this country. They are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They love their country and want to save it from those who do not.
Here's one of the Tea Party people Obama and his ilk want to demonize:


A violence-prone reactionary if there ever was one.