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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let's Celebrate a Healthy Planet

While "scientists" see it as being Armageddon, in fact the trend is a healthy one.

Carbon dioxide levels - (carbon dioxide being the giver of life to all the world's flora)  - is accumulating in the earth's atmosphere.

We're talking only trace amounts in accumulation, but it's still a wholesome trend.

Pay no attention to the frightened little children who think it spells doom for Mother Earth.

Headline Of The Day

On the just-released 2010 census results, the bottom line:

And it was no accident.

Things Aren't Bad Enough For Ya?

Stick around.  They're about to get much worse:
EPA to double down on climate
By Robin Bravender, Politico

The Obama administration is expected to roll out a major greenhouse gas policy for power plants and refineries as soon as Wednesday, signaling it won’t back off its push to fight climate change in the face of mounting opposition on Capitol Hill.

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to a schedule for setting greenhouse gas emission limits, known as “performance standards,” for the nation’s two biggest carbon-emitting industries, POLITICO has learned.

The standards are part of a series of climate rules from the Obama administration that have faced fierce opposition from industry groups and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. And while the policies won’t go final for more than a year, the political ramifications will come immediately.

They will come as welcome news to environmentalists who want the administration to flex its regulatory muscle following the death of climate legislation this year, but EPA can expect its foes on the right to blast the move as another example of regulatory overreach.

GOP lawmakers slated to claim the gavels of powerful House committees next year have already vowed to launch probes into a host of EPA regulations – including the administration’s suite of climate change rules – arguing that the regulations will further damage the already ailing economy. [link]
What does this punitive action on the part of the EPA have to do with you?  Your electric bill is going to skyrocket.  And jobs for you folks in Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise Counties here in Virginia - where coal is king - are in jeopardy.  Again.

This to solve a problem that doesn't exist.  Global warming.

On November 2 Obama and the EPA were sent a message by the voters in this country.  What part of HELL NO! don't they understand?

Why I Don't Care About The Start Treaty

Why is it humans always seem to want to prepare to defend themselves against the last war rather than the next one?  Like the French, who built and maintained a magnificent and complex series of impregnable fortresses along their eastern border in the 30's, block, steel, and concrete structures that Hitler's armies found to be marvelous for storing beer in for their Oktoberfestivities in the 40's, and like Saddam Hussein's "hardened bunkers" that he went to great effort to construct to protect his fleet of Russian Migs, bunkers that were perfect for shielding his armada from the blast effects from 500 pound munitions dropped from above, even with direct hits, and that made for delightful target practice for the U.S. Air Force with its precision weaponry that rocketed directly through side doors and windows, so Obama is preparing to shield us from the impending ...

... Cold War?

We're signing a treaty with the Bolsheviks Soviets Russians.  Wake me when it's over:
New Start's Old Illusions
Wall Street Journal

The Obama Presidency wouldn't have been complete without an arms-control treaty. Since at least the Kellogg-Briand pact in the 1920s, which outlawed war, it has been an article of faith in some circles that reasonable men everywhere could be brought to see the unreason of armaments and would sign binding treaties against them.

And so it came to pass this year that President Obama traveled to Prague to sign the New Start treaty with our Cold War arms-control sparring partners, the Russians. The treaty reduces ...

Perhaps it is fitting, even useful, that a largely irrelevant artifact such as New Start should appear as a footnote to the Cold War years. This means we may finally be forced to confront the real world of the nuclear present, one inhabited not by Mikhail Gorbachev but by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and whichever North Korean is playing with the nuclear button this week.

It is the arms-control ideology behind New Start and even Kellogg-Briand that carries over into something like the 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea, violated with impunity, or the utterly failed multiparty "talks" with Iran, a nation with no-one-knows-how-many uranium-enriching centrifuges. Egypt, the Saudis and Turkey can't be far behind.

This is a dangerous world that will require new, hard-headed antiproliferation strategies, not the irrelevancies of New Start. That no doubt will require a new generation of policy makers in Washington. [link]
That's really what it boils down to: In this modern era a nuclear treaty with the Russians is irrelevant.  It simply doesn't matter.

Meanwhile some asshole in Tehran is sailing full speed ahead with his plan to turn the western world into a sand box.  And Obama does nothing.

Foresight, fellas.  Foresight. Mixed with a little fortitude, please.

We Want Gov't Out of Our Lives!

Yet another example of the federal government doing what it does best - suck out our life blood:
Government Gobbles the Web
Wall Street Journal editorial

To health care and financial services, add one more industry that the federal government has drawn into that huge gray cloud called "economic uncertainty."

Yesterday's action is breathtaking: At a stroke, the Democratic-controlled Federal Communications Commission circumvents Congress, defies the courts and declares itself overlord of the Web.

Under the "net neutrality" rules adopted by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and two fellow Democrats on the five-member panel, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and other Internet service providers will have less say over how they manage their networks and serve customers going forward.

Earlier this year, a federal court ruled that the agency lacked legal authority from Congress to regulate Internet service providers. More than 300 Members of Congress from both parties have urged the FCC to stand down on net neutrality regulations. That number surely will rise next year.

There is no compelling reason to subject the Internet to more regulation. New devices and applications proliferate. Competition among broadband providers is robust, barriers to market entry low, and evidence of market failure nonexistent.

What the FCC has done here is a naked lunge for political power. It forces every player in this crucially important industry to first clear what they can and can't do with their Washington masters. Minimizing the inevitable damage ought to be a top priority of the next Congress. [link
America to Obama and his lackeys: We refuse to be your subjects.  And if the last election didn't teach you anything, it should have made you understand that we will not be subjugated.

This action exceeds your authority.  And is un-American.  We will not accept it.

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Another way to perceive this the latest invasion of our private lives, here's the New York Post this morning:

"'Net neutrality': ObamaCare for the Web."

What's Really Behind 'Net Neutrality'?

And Obama.

We Live In Different Worlds

It can be said without equivocation that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in her few short years in office, presided over a train wreck.  Not only has Congress - under her guardianship - achieved the distinction of garnering the worst public support in the history of Congress (at least since polls began to be taken) (see "Congress' Job Approval Rating Worst in Gallup History"), her steadfast adherence to her liberal worldview brought about a crushing defeat of her political party last month.

And for that she'll be missed.

For that she'll be missed?

Seems so:
MSNBC's Mitchell Mourns 'Painful' End of Nancy Pelosi's 'Historic' Speakership
By Kyle Drennen, NewsBusters

During her 1PM ET hour show on MSNBC on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell sympathized with exiting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, remarking that the California Democrat having to hand over the gavel to John Boehner in January has "got to be painful," but that Pelosi is "doing it with class."

Mitchell made the comments after talking to Politico's congressional bureau chief Martin Kady about a recent interview Pelosi conducted with the political website. Mitchell cited excerpts: "Pelosi says quote, 'I'm obviously devastated by the loss we had' but she also says she 'feels serene' and is already working on getting Democrats to win back the House, a tall order."

Mitchell then became nostalgic, as she longingly recalled: "It's incredible, Martin, it just seems as though it were yesterday, but it's really four years ago that she was – that historic moment, taking up the gavel with all the children and grandchildren, you know, collected around her. We were anchoring from the Hill that day." Kady replied: "I remember." Mitchell lamented: "And it was such a big step. And now – how things change in politics." [link]
Yeah, things have changed, all right. Satan's spawn has been driven from her lair.

And while Andrea Mitchell (and her ilk) mourn her passing, America rejoices.

She's gone.  May she stay gone.

Please Make Them Go Away

Good God:

The frigid weather is a sign of global warming.

This from a ... renowned ... British author on the subject.