Friday, May 29, 2009

Obama to Press: Get Lost

The Press has been in Obama's camp since day one. They must think that he is their friend. I beg to differ, and so does Brenda Lee, a black female reporter who has the audacity to oppose so-called gay marriage, whatever that is. I guess she gets the Clarence Thomas treatment, i.e., it does not matter what your skin color is, what your profession is, what your walk of life is; if you do not tow the statist--formerly known as liberal--party line, you are to be ousted from the fraternity. That, apparently, is the President's stand. Brenda Lee learned that hard way that Barack Obama is no friend of hers.

Photo credit: Nick Ut/AP

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

True Cost of Global Warming

Last week I opened my pool.  (The water is extremely cold, since you ask). I went to the local pool supply to  buy some shock, which is a chemical that is used to chlorinate the water.    I use lithium shock, and the chemical name is lithium hypochlorite.    The price for 25 pounds of the stuff was $140.00.  Two years ago, it cost around $75-80.   I asked the clerk why the price went up.  He said the supply of lithium is shrinking, because they are using more and more of it for car batteries.   These car batteries to store power for hybrid cars;   hybrid cars are becoming popular because of last year's spike in gasoline prices, and because of hysteria about global warming, so the lithium shortage is only going to get worse.   Eventually, it will affect more that just swimming pool shock.   Eventually, it will drive up the price of hybrid cars.  Also, is there an ecologically sound way of disposing of those batteries?

Bottom line for me:  soon I will not be able to afford to keep my freezing cold pool clear, and all because of global warming.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

True Man-made Climate Change

Don't believe climate change is man-made?  That the recession is man-made?  Just watch this video.  It takes less than 5 minutes.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Obama Lite

It appears Colin Powell may be running for President again.   I thought he was retired, but he keeps putting his $.02 into the Republican debate, and, if you ask me thats what his opinion is worth.   According to Michael J. Sniffen (AOL News, 11 May 2009),
Powell has argued the Republican Party needs to move toward the center and reach out to growing black, Hispanic and Asian communities, but instead has been shrinking because it hasn't changed as the country changed in the face of economic distress. "Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less," Powell said last week.

If this is not Obama-politik, I will eat my hat.   I, for one, do not want more government in my life, and I know a lot of people, some of them liberal, who do not want more government in their lives.     There was a time when Powell  came across as a pretty good conservative, but that persona is gone now.   Clearly, he sees Obama as a brother, a soul-mate, and the philosophical bond between the two outweighs  Powell's allegiance to Constitutional limitations on government power.

I would paraphrase Powell's arguement as follows:  the Republican Party needs to stay on the right and reach out to growing black, Hispanic and Asian communities.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Suggested Reading for Barack

I strongly recommend Yertle the Turtle, by Dr. Seuss, to President Obama. No, this is not a macaca moment. Yertle is an allegorical figure, the king of Sala-ma-sond pond. As king, he becomes enamored of his own power; and he checks the Sala-ma-sond constitution, and, lo and behold, it says that the king is master of everything he can see. The more he can see, the more power accrues to him. So he commands the turtles to stack themselves higher and higher while he stays on top. Finally, Yertle, standing on a Freedom Tower of turtles, is so high that only the Moon is above his head; that is when the bottom of the stack, all those abused turtle-citizens that have propped him up at great personal expense, have a sort of revolution and bring him down.

Similarly, Barack Yertle Obama has been building his stack on the backs of others, many of them Obama supporters in the recent election. Examples include: Rick Wagoner, Jake Tapper, hedge fund managers, Yoo Bybee and Bradbury, any one who works on Wall Street, etc. Like King Yertle, President Obama lusts for power, for himself and his party. When that lust gets out of control, and it has, it will ultimately lead to his downfall. All we need is for someone at the bottom of the stack to sneeze. God bless you.