Sunday, September 07, 2014

Another Obligatory Post

This time on the 2.8 million dollars "our" government spent trying to find out why lesbians are fat. It's in the news everywhere.






They are fat because they eat too much. The same exact reason anybody else is fat.

See? I could have saved the taxpayers 3 million dollars.





Saturday, September 06, 2014

Granny Rides Again

I enjoy visiting Yellowdog Grannys blog. There is always a large batch of posters designed to inflame the average liberal who is always too busy to check facts.

One of her latest:




Anyone, after reading this bit of  far left propaganda, might want to blame Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) for all those Kentucky woes.

Hmm. Let's look at that poverty rate. It's not "still 19%", it has gone up to 19.4%. Why? Well, 67% of their coal mining jobs are gone. That would certainly mean less jobs, more poverty. Where did those jobs go?

Now for a few of those pesky liberal-ignored facts:

The Sierra Club, on their web site, is doing some serious bragging about having helped to shut down 178 - one hundred and seventy eight - coal fired plants in the last few years, with the intention of seeing 345 - three hundred and forty five - more shut down ASAP.

And who is shutting them down? Our very own EPA under the direct orders of Barak Obama, who has directed the EPA to do so by using Executive Orders and bypassing Congress.

That's why Kentucky has lost 67% of their coal mining jobs, Fewer coal fired plants, fewer coal mining jobs required. More unemployed, more poverty. Funny how that works.

If Obama and his EPA stooges have their way, Kentucky will lose 100% of their coal mining jibs.

But that's not my point here.  Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell had nothing at all  to do with the loss of 67% of their coal mining jobs. That has been caused by Barak Obama and his deep green lackeys at the EPA.

Something to consider:

With 178 of our nations coal fired power plants shuttered, our reserves of electrical energy is at an all time low. If Obama and his EPA succeed in closing the remaining  345, this nation will not have enough electrical energy to make it through an average winter.  There will be many places with no heat and no lights, not for just a few hours, but for weeks at a time.

Remember:  This clueless president and his fanatical green followers at the EPA are replacing the plants they are closing with nothing but hot air about greener meadows and bluer skies.


Some boring facts:

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 The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the electric reliability organization certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish and enforce reliability standards for three major electrical interconnections serving the United States, issues a reliability assessment each year.

 NERC estimated in November 2012 that the United States would have 966 gigawatts (GW) of electric supply capacity available for the summer of 2013. NERC estimated that about 786 GW would be needed to meet projected peak electricity demand and determined that another 117 GW should be available in case of supply outages or extreme weather (known as target reserve supply).

The United States has 63 GW of capacity above and beyond the NERC target reserve supply. The level of above-target capacity varies by region: some areas have significant excess capacity and others are more constrained.

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The above  estimates were as of 2012, when many of the now-closed coal fired plants were still in operation and on line.

Our reserves are now much lower, and if Obama and the EPA have their way, we will soon have no reserves at all.

Oh... You say you're not worried? That your furnace runs on natural gas? How about that big blower motor that distributes all that heated air out throughout your house?

It needs electricity. Lots of it.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We Lose The Oil To China



Not in America. Not an American pipeline, and no American
workers. No oil for America either. 

As mostly retired President Obama continues to block the Keystone pipeline, the Canadians have decided to build their own pipeline to a British Columbia port, where the oil will then be onloaded to tankers bound for China.. 
NEW YORK – With the increasing importance of oil sales to the Canadian economy and the Obama administration’s continued blocking of plans to build the Keystone Pipeline, Canada is moving ahead with the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, a pipeline to expedite the shipping of land-locked oil reserves in Alberta to China.
Great day for America! As Obama and his administration continue to sow the seeds of an energy policy that benefits anybody except us, we in turn can look forward to higher and higher fuel prices, which - of course - means higher and higher prices for everything, as we watch our dollar continue decline in value.  
Calgary-based energy giant Enbridge received the approval of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government June 17 to proceed with the construction of the $7.3 billion Northern Gateway Project pipeline.
The damage this president continues to inflict on our economy and our nation without consequence is appalling.

Things are much worse than this simplistic cartoon would
suggest. There are NO viable alternative fuels that exist today 
capable of replacing oil and natural gas.
And the government knows this.

But us old duffers that can see our own end on the horizon won't have to deal with most of it. It will be the young idealistic simpletons, the welfare parasites,  the mostly insane climate lunatics, the millions of illegal border jumpers and all the greedy short-sighted businessmen that voted him into office - twice - that will reap the disastrous results of never thinking anything through.

But what the hell... every generation has to learn from its own mistakes.

Problem is: This generation hasn't even begun to realize the mistakes they have made and are still  making. They are absolutely convinced that everything they believe - that every opinion they profess - is  totally correct, and anyone who dares disagree with them so completely wrong, ignorant, out-of-touch, and so far behind the times they cannot ever see that shining city, that citadel of diversity, up there on the hill. 

With a contemptuous sweep of the hand, they brush off a billion man-hours of  history and experience,,, as if none of it matters, as if they have - somehow - transcended the level of existence the rest of us had to slog our way through.    

Sadly, most of them will not be capable of admitting they were ever wrong about anything, even as they learn to exist in the refuse of what will be a third-world nation, unaware victims of the real war of civilizations, a war they absolutely, positively, adamantly and viciously refuse to believe even exists.

It must be a quite self-satisfying trip to go to bed every night believing everything you said and did that day was just the right thing for humanity, believing that the world is a better place because of you and your actions, and the only reason the world is not a perfect place today is because of, well... everybody and everything that disagrees with you. 

As expected, they will find someone else to blame,



Friday, August 22, 2014

Obligatory Post On Ferguson





Fred put it best:

"Methinks there cometh three horsemen of a sorry apocalypse: First, blacks are again rioting, looting, and burning. Second, the media are as usual lying, interpreting, concealing. Third, swatted-out heavies of a bush-league police force knock reporters around, arresting them for nothing, and refusing to reveal their identities. We are seeing the birth of a nation."

I have no idea what really went down in Ferguson. But I realize that rioting, burning, and looting - again - is a tactic that has just about run its course. America grows weary of this sort of lawlessness. 

This is what I expect:  If that cop is guilty, we will hear about it for years. If that cop is innocent, this incident will vanish into the night, never to be mentioned again.

Fred says another thing we should consider:

"We need to realize, but will not, that blacks are a separate people, self-aware and cohesive. They have their own dialect, music, and modes of dress, which they value. They name their kids LaToya and Keeshawn instead of Robert and Carol because they want to maintain a distance from whites.

The races spring from utterly different cultures. Compulsory integration is thus a form of social imperialism in which whites try to force blacks to conform to European norms. Blacks have no historical connection at all to Greece, Rome, the Old Testament Hebrews, Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, to Newton, LaGrange, or Galois, to the philosophic tradition of Thales, Aquinas, Schopenhauer, or Hegel. Nor do Eurowhites have roots in Africa. No commonality exists.
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However, according to the liberal mantra, there is no such thing as "race", We are all just humans - all the same - physically and intellectually. The only criteria, the only standard we can use to determine differing personal outcomes, is opportunity or the lack thereof.  A naked blowgun wielding bushman hunting monkeys in New Guinea - if given the same opportunities Einstein had - would have also developed the theory of relatively.

Who really believes that?

Fred concludes:

"Ethnic mixing doesn’t work, gang. Not Moslems and Parisians, Irish Catholics and Protestants, Shias and Sunnis, Indonesians and Chinese, nor even New Yorkers and Alabamans. We think it should work, insist that it will, punish those who observe that it doesn’t. Yet still it doesn’t work. The greater the difference between groups, the less well it works. If we realized this, and let people do as they choose, the country would be much better off."

Ferguson is yet another example of that.



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This Would Be Fun To Watch


MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say that nudists are scaring off rare birds on Passage Key.
The Passage Key was established to protect native birds and serve as a breeding ground for them, but recently has been home to sandbars and is a popular destination for nudists.
“It is a federal crime to walk on the island,” a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson told WFLA-TV. “Nudists are allowed to wade in the water off-shore, but are prohibited by law from being on the island.”

If I were a nudist that scared off birds, I think I'd change hobbies.

As an aside:

It's a FEDERAL CRIME to walk on the island.

But if you're wading in a inch of water, you are good to go.(maybe. See -2) below).

The stupidity of bureaucrats is often beyond measure.

Your homework for the weekend:

-1) Define off-shore.

-2) Determine how much water is required by the federal government for you to be legally "wading".

-3) Figure out what is meant mean by the phrase "home to sandbars". What kind of home does a sandbar require?

Or, just shake your head and walk away.

It Couldn't Be Much Clearer

Or easier to understand...





This is what scientists have found out about the recent heating/cooling cycles on planet earth with no political bull crap coloring the data.

Please don't show this to a Gaia worshiping unicorn loving rainbow colored warmist. It won't ruin their day, they will just ignore it...  but they will attack and call you a racist homophobe or something.

And then walk off in a snit.

Sorry, I shouldn't say things like that. We should instead pity the fools.



Thursday, August 07, 2014

Fred Is Getting Nervous

Fred comments about things in America:

"A sort of insanity rules, warning of stress building along many political San Andreas faults waiting for the Big One. A pathologically aggressive United States bombs countries almost at random while little boys are dragged from school in handcuffs for pointing a finger and saying “Bang.”  Girls suffer from bulimia and anorexia, lunacies nonexistent in psychically healthy societies. A crack-brained feminism makes cockamamie circuses of the universities. Bastardy runs at a perilous thirty percent among white women, verging on cultural disintegration, and seventy percent among blacks. The epicene young grow in sheltered, meaningless hothouse-suburbs, never having worked, baited a hook, been in a schoolyard fight, or existed outside of a feckless bored helplessness.
From the cellars come prancing homosexuals, men in dresses and panties, the surgically altered inverts and sadomasochistic hobbyists. The high schools are become drug markets, differing only slightly from the middle schools. Life is a cabaret, old chum, here in Caligula’s bedroom."

He further opines:

"Below this seething maelstrom of degeneracy lie dangerous shoals of cultural conservatism, of people who believe in two sexes and birth within wedlock and orderly society obedient to law. They are quietly very, very angry at seeing everything they stand for eaten away by the multi-culti, touchy-feely, everything-goes miasma emanating from Washington. They speak of personal responsibility, learning the multiplication tables, English as the national language, and no toleration of crime-- and they know who commits it. Whether you think them simple-minded and fascist or wholesome and self-reliant defines which side of the gaping cultural divide you inhabit."

Fred says much more at www. fredoneverything.net.

He ends with "In America, something is going to happen." He just doesn't know when, or what.

Stock up on the popcorn ilk... It's going to be quite a show when all this comes to a head.

Next Weeks big News Story





Thursday at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health hearing titled, "Combating the Ebola threat," Samaritan's Purse's vice president of programs and government relations Ken Isaacs said, "Ebola is out of control in West Africa".

At the end of the hearing Isaacs said, "We will see death tolls and numbers we can't imagine right now."

If you don't believe this, check it out for yourself.

I see two possibilities: -1) Mr. Isaacs is trying to warn us all of a pandemic disaster on the horizon,  or -2) He's just another fear-mongering S.O.B. that loves to keep us all scared.

We have around 340 Peace Corps volunteers scrambling for home at this very minute from the affected areas in Africa. And that's just a small number of the people who are in a mad rush to escape.

Who wants to bet on how many that may be affected will slip in undetected?  


Friday, June 27, 2014

What Jobs



According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.
The rapidity with which immigrants recovered from the Great Recession, as well as the fact that they held a disproportionate share of jobs relative to their share of population growth before the recession, help to explain their findings, the authors report. In addition, native-born Americans and immigrants were affected differently by the recession.

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So there you are.

Want to read the whole article?

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381362/study-all-employment-growth-2000-went-immigrants-nro-staff






Monday, June 23, 2014

Food for Thought

Every one of us should read this letter from a dying Iraqi Vet:

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.
I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.
Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.
I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September 2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to the United States. I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East. I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the time you told us could be paid for by Iraq’s oil revenues. Instead, this war has cost the United States over $3 trillion. I especially did not join the Army to carry out pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law. And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and your crimes. The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history. It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure. And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.
I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11. Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.
I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned. You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to your own soul.
My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.