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Thursday, September 29, 2011

If You Can Figure This Out ...

... you're smarter than me:
According to the Census Bureau, the problem with the Census data on same-sex couples was due to “data capture errors” that were caused by the confusing layout on the 2010 Census forms--“the matrix format”--where entering a person’s sex often did not accurately reflect that person’s gender.   (See "Census Bureau Admits It 'Artifcially Inflated the Number of Same-Sex Couples'--by 40 Percent.")
People were confused as to what sex they were.

The commies have us right where they want us.

Me?  I blame "Dancing With The Stars."

It's Not Simply Fetal Tissue

This story about "The Hand of Hope" is circulating around the internet again.  Though a twelve-year-old narrative, it's worth contemplating.

These little guys deserve our protection more than any other being on this planet.

I'm Willing To Accept ...

... the theory of evolution.


But how to explain those darn dinosaurs?

Madness

What on earth are we doing?
The Energy Information Administration estimates that new natural gas-fired plants will create electricity at a cost of $63.10 per megawatt hour, compared to the Administration's "green" favorites, offshore wind and solar thermal plants—like the one in Nevada funded yesterday—which cost $243.20 and $311.80.

Even if you believe in the "green job" mantra, here's some more math: Yesterday's $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy will create "600 construction jobs and 45 permanent jobs," according to the company. The $337 million loan guarantee to Sempra Energy "will fund up to 300 construction jobs." That's $1.1 billion for 45 permanent jobs.

By comparison, the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude oil from Western Canada to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast would create some 13,000 union jobs and around 118,000 "spin-off" jobs—if the U.S. State Department ever gets around to approving it. And taxpayers wouldn't have to risk a dime. (source)
Meanwhile millions of homeowners are looking toward a very cold winter with trepidation.  They won't be able to afford to heat their homes, what with skyrocketing utility bills.

Yet off the government goes, "investing" in technologies that will send those heating bills through the stratosphere.  All the while, that same government - whose face will be Obama's - will shed tears over the growing plight of America's poor and underprivileged.

This has to stop.

These people have to be stopped.

We're heading toward cataclysm.

Do they not care?

A General Observation on America Today

I read the other day that more Americans than ever find Congress to be doing a poor job in its execution of "the people's business."  (See "Trust in Federal Government At All Time Low.")  It's also well established that the two sides in the political debate are as divided as they've ever been.  And that gridlock has Washington completely - or nearly completely - immobilized.  And Obama frustrated beyond words.

Welcome to the internet.

The collective participation of We the People in the process that we call governance - a colonoscopy-level  participation that began only some fifteen years ago - has completely changed the way business is conducted.  And, I think, for the better.

But until politicians learn how to deal with us (in the old days, they went off to D.C., fashioned legislation, participated in their graft, corruption, and original sins, and were covered by a sycophantic press).

Now We the People are the press.  And nothing they do gets by us without note.

And this development has the politicians all discombobulated.

Case in point, a minor one involving a Democratic governor - not a congressperson - making stupid pronouncements that will never be picked up - in a straightforward manner anyway - by the press, but is being reported around the world on the internet:

Perdue 'Suspend Elections to Congress For Two Years' Audio Surfaces -- Via Reporter Who Called It a 'Joke'

While traditional reporters aren't all that interested in keeping certain politicians' feet to the fire, a host of internet journalists are. On both sides. And that keeps things honest and exposes idiots, malcontents, and dangerous egomaniacs among us.

This is a good thing.

Even if it has also exposed the sausage-making we call governance.

It won't take long for politicians to figure this internet thing out. And all will be well.

But the days in which everyone got along to get along is over. There's a new sheriff in town.

They'd better get used to us.  We're here to stay.

He Has a Point

I received this via email. It's one of those items that makes you go ... hmmmmmmm:
WHERE ARE THE GIRLFRIENDS?

I hadn't thought about this - but where are Obama's past girlfriends - surely he had at least one? No past girl friends popping up anywhere? Strange - strange to the point of being downright weird!

OK, this is just plain old common sense, no political agendas for either side. Just common knowledge for citizens of a country, especially American citizens, who know every little tidbit about every other president (and their wives) that even know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery, or that Lincoln never went to school or Kennedy wore a back brace or Truman played the piano.

We are Americans! Our Media vets these things out! We are known for our humanitarian interests and caring for our 'fellow man.' We care, but none of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president.

Honestly, and this is a personal thing ... but it's bugged me for years that no one who ever dated him ever showed up. Taken his charisma, which caused the women to be drawn to him so obviously during his campaign, looks like some lady would not have missed the opportunity....

We all know about JFK's magnetism, McCain was no monk, Palin's courtship and even her athletic prowess were probed. Biden's aneurisms are no secret. Look at Cheney and Clinton-we all know about their heart problems. How could I have left out Wild Bill before or during the White House?

Nope... not one lady has stepped up and said, "He was soooo shy," or "What a great dancer!"
Now look at the rest of what we know... no classmates, not even the recorder for the Columbia class notes ever heard of him.

Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Check for groomsmen. Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.

Has anyone talked to the professors? Isn't it odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or taught him or lived with him.

When did he meet Michele and how? Are there photos? Every president provides the public with all their photos, etc. for their library. What has he released? Nada - other than what was in this so-called biography! And experts who study writing styles, etc. claim it was not Obama's own words or typical of his speech patterns, etc.

Does this make any of you wonder?

Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama's past, saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc. ? Not one person has ever come forward from his past. This should really be a cause for great concern. Did you see the movie titled, The Manchurian Candidate?

Let's face it. As insignificant as we all are... someone whom we went to school with remembers our name or face...someone remembers we were the clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about us.

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. Even George questions why no one has acknowledged that the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus. Stephanopoulos was a classmate of Obama at Columbia-class of 1984.He says he never had a single class with him.

Since he is such a great orator, why doesn't anyone in Obama's college class remember him? And, why won't he allow Columbia to release his records?

Do you like millions of others, simply assume all this is explainable - even though no one can?

NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA

Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but not one remembers him. For example,Wayne Allyn Root was (like Obama) a political science major at Columbia , who graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don't have a single classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia ... EVER!

Nobody recalls him.

Root adds that he was, "Class of '83 political science, pre-law" and says, "You don't get more exact or closer than that. Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him."

At our 20th class reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of the, as we say in New York, 'the macha' who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him."

Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook, and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia , provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia .

How can this be?

NOTE: Wayne Allyn Root can easily be verified. He graduated valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School , then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major in the same '83 class in which Barack Hussein Obama states he was.

Some other interesting questions.

Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002?

Why was Michelle's law license inactivated by court order?

According to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama - but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.

WHAT!?

The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed!
The part about the Social Security numbers seems kinda hokey. But the rest of the piece certainly makes one wonder.