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Monday, October 15, 2012

What's Missing From This Analysis?

Someone needs to inform the warm bodies occupying the Roanoke Times editorial board that Bob McDonnell is not the President of the United States.  For they seem to be operating under that delusion.

See "Playing politics with sequestration."

It appears that the looming sequestration crisis - a stand-off between fiscally conservative House members and the Leader of the Free World who refuses to take time out to negotiate a budget settlement with them - is ...

... McDonnell's fault?

What?

Someone get these people a newspaper so they can catch up on current events!

We Live In Different Worlds

In New York a woman is interviewed by the Times.  She's treated as a curiosity.  Like an exotic animal in a zoo.  Why?  Because she went from being a vegetarian to a meat-eater.

Out here in the real world?  It's: Burger King or Wendy's?

There?

"But how did you know that the craving was a craving for meat and not a craving to sleep with someone else or buy a red Corvette?"

For the love of God.

The Big Question Is Finally Being Asked

Obama claims he didn't know that the murder of our ambassador in Libya was premeditated and that our security in Benghazi was virtually nonexistent.  And that he didn't know that repeated requests for additional assistance there were all turned down.

The question is WHY?

Why didn't Obama know that Americans were dangerously exposed to potential terrorist attacks in the most volatile region on the planet?

Finally, the question was asked.

Still no answer.

But the question was asked.

And will be asked again.

And again ...

- - -

It should be mentioned that Mitt Romney is asking a lot of questions.  But, oddly, not that one.

Put another way: Why did the President of the United States not know that a potential disaster was looming in Libya?  And how is your golf game, Mr. President?

Judge An Enemy By ...

... the questions they don't want asked.

Case in point:

"It is shameful that Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republicans have decided to play politics with the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Americans deserve a serious and independent investigation — not a partisan witch hunt."

This radical leftist can try to shove the Benghazi debacle under the rug (with the help of the Washington Post).  But all of America wants questions about this disaster answered.  Not just Romney and Ryan.

This isn't going away, babe.  No matter how shocked and dismayed you claim to be.

1997. When Al Gore Was Ridin' High.

And when global temperatures were high as well.

Unfortunately, his bubble then burst:
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released...
By David Rose, London Daily Mail

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported. [link]
You may have read the news just yesterday about the state of California going all out - to the point of driving business out - to fix this problem that doesn't exist.

Al Gore.  The entire population of California.  Fools.

Want To Ruin Teaching?

Do what the entire western world does (outside of public education):

Want to Ruin Teaching? Give Ratings

Yeah, we sure don't want to do anything to force awful teachers out of the system.  Better that they continue to teach show up and do nothing in the classroom forever.

I Feel Sorry For Her

What a sad, pathetic creature:

Gloria Steinem: In U.S., Home 'Is Single Most Dangerous Place for a Woman’

How lamentably twisted.

Something Else For Romney To Fix

We need to get back on track when it comes to energy exploration and development.  And stop worrying about the psychological well-being of caribou.  Which means we need to stop doing what the Obama administration is doing.

The latest:
Obama's Great Alaska Shutout
Interior bans drilling on 11.5 million acres of 'petroleum reserve.'
Wall Street Journal editorial

President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom he's had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it. The latest example is the Interior Department's little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

The area is called the National Petroleum Reserve because in 1976 Congress designated it as a strategic oil and natural gas stockpile to meet the "energy needs of the nation." Alaska favors exploration in nearly the entire reserve. The feds had been reviewing four potential development plans, and the state of Alaska had strongly objected to the most restrictive of the four. Sure enough, that was the plan Interior chose.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his plan "will help the industry bring energy safely to market from this remote location, while also protecting wildlife and subsistence rights of Alaska Natives." He added that the proposal will expand "safe and responsible oil and gas development, and builds on our efforts to help companies develop the infrastructure that's needed to bring supplies online."

The problem is almost no one in the energy industry and few in Alaska agree with him. [link]
Oil (and gas) production need to be grown.

Obama needs to be stopped.

Obama Knew What He Was Talking About

"Energy costs will skyrocket ..."

And so they do.

In Germany.

To pay for windmills and solar panels and other silliness:
German tax to finance renewable energy skyrockets
Associated Press

Berlin (AP) — Germany's tax on households' electricity bills to finance the expansion of renewable energies will rise almost 50 percent on the year as the country pushes ahead with phasing out nuclear power within a decade.

The country's four main grid operators say Monday that the tax will rise from €3.6 cents to €5.3 cents ($6.7 cents) per kilowatt hour starting in January. That brings the annual cost of financing Germany's energy switchover for a family of four to about €250 ($324) per year, including sales tax.

The tax is used to pay producers of solar, wind or biomass power guaranteed above-market rates to ensure their investment will be profitable.

Renewable energies currently produce a quarter of Germany's electricity but are set to account for 80 percent by 2050. [link]
Everyone in Germany will soon have 100% "green" energy. And no one in Germany will be able to afford it.

Tell me again what sense that makes?