Hillary’s Marxist ideas.

Ξ May 29th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Politics |

We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says
Tuesday May 29, 12:11 pm ET

By Holly Ramer, Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it’s time to replace an “on your own” society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. (aka Communism)

The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an “ownership society” really is an “on your own” society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. (Let Hillary own it, she’ll make it right!)

“I prefer a ‘we’re all in it together’ society,” she said. (It takes a village to be successful.) “I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. (I’m sure that’s what our founding fathers wanted.)  It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none.” (Since when has Marxism been a great American tradition?)

That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs. (Growth = make more than minimum wage, Fairness = don’t make more than $50k….shared mediocrity.)

“There is no greater force for economic growth than free markets. But markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed,” she said. (aka massive government regulation.) “Fairness doesn’t just happen. It requires the right government policies.”

Clinton spoke at the Manchester School of Technology, which trains high school students for careers in the construction, automotive, graphic arts and other industries. The school highlighted one of the nine goals she outlined: increasing support for alternative schools and community colleges.

“We have sent a message to our young people that if you don’t go to college … that you’re thought less of in America. We have to stop this,” she said. “Our country cannot run without the people who have the skills that are taught in this school.”

Beyond education, Clinton said she would reduce special breaks for corporations, eliminate tax incentives for companies that ship jobs overseas and open up CEO pay to greater public scrutiny. (I thought that was the job of stockholders?)

Clinton also said she would help people save more money by expanding and simplifying the earned income tax credit; create new jobs by pursuing energy independence; and ensure that every American has affordable health insurance. (I’m feeling less motivated to work harder with her every word…I think I’ll take the rest of the day off!)



Lies & Myths of Ethanol

Ξ May 29th, 2007 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Global Warming Myth, Politics |

John Stossel: The many lies and myths of ethanol


NO DOUBT about it, if there were a Miss Energy Pageant, Miss Ethanol would win hands down. Everyone loves ethanol.

“Ramp up the availability of ethanol,” says Hillary Clinton.

“Ethanol makes a lot of sense,” says John McCain.

“The economics of ethanol make more and more sense,” says Mitt Romney.

“We’ve got to get serious about ethanol,” says Rudolph Giuliani.

And the media love ethanol. “60 Minutes” called it “the solution.” (more…)


Gasoline Price Gouging.

Ξ May 25th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Main, Politics |

Pains at the Pump

May 25, 2007

Wall Street Journal, Page A14

It’s Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer driving season, so naturally it’s time for Congress to grandstand against $3-a-gallon gasoline. And right on cue, the House passed legislation this week to criminalize gasoline “price gouging,” whatever that is. (Does that mean every Congressman is a felon?) Perhaps this is all designed to distract the public from Congress’s own role in raising gas prices.

Under the anti-gouging law, service station owners could face up to 10 years in prison if they dare to raise their prices too much when supplies are low. Representative Bart Stupak, the Michigan Democrat who sponsored this scheme, said the vote would determine whether Members “side with Big Oil” or “side with consumers who are being ripped off at the gas pump.” Who elects these guys?

The inconvenient fact is that there’s no evidence of price rigging by Big Oil or the tens of thousands of independent service station owners across America. The causes of higher gas prices include $65 per barrel oil caused by rising global demand and geopolitical tensions; a record high U.S. gasoline consumption of 380 million gallons a day; and refined gasoline shortages caused by Congressional rules and mandates. (…and irrational fear of nuclear power.) Far from withholding production to raise prices, U.S. gasoline production of 8.8 million barrels per day is higher than any time in history and refineries are getting more gas per barrel of oil than ever before. (more…)


CO2 = 0.12% of total greenhouse gases

Ξ May 20th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Global Warming Myth |

Global warming debunked

By ANDREW SWALLOW – The Timaru Herald | Saturday, 19 May 2007

Climate change will be considered a joke in five years time, meteorologist Augie Auer told the annual meeting of Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers in Ashburton this week.

Man’s contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn’t change the climate if we tried, he maintained.

“We’re all going to survive this. It’s all going to be a joke in five years,” he said. (more…)


Politics of Ethanol Changing

Ξ May 18th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Politics |

Ethanol’s Bitter Taste
By Kimberley Strassel

May 18, 2007

It was a scant two years ago that Georgia‘s Saxby Chambliss voted with 73 other giddy senators for an energy bill that required the nation to use 7.5 billion gallons of ethanol. Georgia‘s farmers loved corn-based ethanol; Georgia‘s agri-businesses loved corn-based ethanol; and all that meant that then-Agriculture Committee Chairman Chambliss loved corn-based ethanol, too.

Earlier this year, Mr. Chambliss introduced a bill calling for even greater ethanol use, though with one striking difference: The bill caps the amount of that fuel that can come from corn. Turns out Georgia‘s chicken farmers hate corn-based ethanol; Georgia‘s pork producers hate corn-based ethanol; Georgia‘s dairy industry hates corn-based ethanol; Georgia‘s food producers hate corn-based ethanol; Georgia‘s hunters hate corn-based ethanol. And all that means Mr. Chambliss has had to find a new biofuels religion. (more…)


Homeschoolers Harassed in Germany

Ξ May 17th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Politics |

Court gives Melissa back to family
Says teen not in danger in homeschooling environment

By Bob Unruh


Melissa Busekros, after her return to her home.

(Photo courtesy Klaus Guenther)

A German appeals court has ordered legal custody of Melissa Busekros, the teenager who was taken from her home by a police squad and detained in a psychiatric hospital for being homeschooled, be returned to her family because she no longer is in danger.

Confirmation of the decision by the appellate level court in Bavaria came from the Home School Legal Defense Association, with 80,000 member families probably the world’s premiere homeschool advocacy organization. It has been helping Melissa’s parents, Hubert and Gudrun, with the legal battle for their daughter. (more…)


The Great Cap-and-Trade Scam

Ξ May 16th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Global Warming Myth |

The Great Cap-and-Trade Scam

By Alan Caruba

May 16, 2007 ~ Vol. 9, No. 20

Of all the crazed global warming proposals being put forth by the new masters of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairperson of the Public Works Committee, by far the worst would be a mandated cap-and-trade program that would supposedly offset carbon dioxide emissions.

This program is horrid on several counts. First, there is not a scintilla of scientific evidence—other than disputed and dubious computer models—to suggest that any significant global warming is occurring. The warming and cooling of the Earth is an entirely natural phenomenon. (more…)


Everyone into the Boat!

Ξ May 16th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Global Warming Myth |


Greenpeace Builds Replica of Noah’s Ark

May 16 07:43 AM US/Eastern

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) – Environmental activists are building a replica of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat—where the biblical vessel is said to have landed after the great flood—in an appeal for action on global warming, Greenpeace said Wednesday.

Turkish and German volunteer carpenters are making the wooden ship on the mountain in eastern Turkey, bordering Iran. The ark will be revealed in a ceremony on May 31, a day after Greenpeace activists climb the mountain and call on world leaders to take action to tackle climate change, Greenpeace said. (Let’s hope they all stay there on their new boat.) (more…)


Apocalyptic Destoyer vs. Feckless Deity

Ξ May 11th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Global Warming Myth |

No more children!

Benjamin Shapiro

May 9, 2007

Proving once again that foolish ideas don’t die or fade away – they walk the earth eternally, preying on the brains of the living – scientists at a UK think tank have determined that the greatest threat to the planet is more human beings.

“The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights,” explains professor John Guillebaud, co-chairman of the Optimum Population Trust, or OPT. “The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child.” (more…)


Conservatives Don’t belong in the Republican Party

Ξ May 11th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Politics |

Feeding The Mouth That Bites You

By Doug Patton

May 9, 2007

The Republican Party never learns. Time and again, apparently on the theory that real conservatives just can’t win against liberal Democrats, party bosses seem compelled to support wishy-washy, moderate-to-liberal Republicans over solid conservatives in primary elections across the country.

In 2004, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (RINO-PA) was justifiably fighting for his political life. After years of betraying the principles of the Republican Party, which had kept him in power for decades, Specter was being challenged in Pennsylvania‘s GOP Senate primary by a conservative congressman named Pat Toomey. Toomey was well on his way to winning that primary when the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the White House rode in like the cavalry to rescue Specter. The party even enlisted the help of Pennsylvania‘s junior Senator Rick Santorum on Specter’s behalf, a move that arguably cost Santorum his own seat two years later.

There are many other examples of the GOP throwing conservatives under the political bus. In 2002, the White House quietly supported liberal former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan over conservative businessman Bill Simon for governor of California. Simon limped into the general election against incumbent Gray Davis with lackluster support from the president and the party, but it was too little too late. (more…)


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