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Why Is There A Ban On Common Sense?

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Have you ever wondered what the lowest form of life is?

Don’t bother pondering it too long because without a doubt it is the lowly politician. What other conclusion can be reached as we watch them purposely destroy the economy?

The excuses are as many as there are self-serving bureaucrats, but excuses won’t cut spending, pay down debt, increase jobs or cut the trade deficit.

If there is to be an illusion of strengthening the economy there must be an attempt to develop domestic energy.

The U.S. used 22.8 trillion feet of gas and 5.2 billion barrels of oil in 2009. Locked up by federal restrictions are approximately 43 billion barrels of oil and 286 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Without access to these resources, average natural gas prices will rise 17% by 2030 and electricity prices will “necessarily skyrocket,” as Barack Obama once said, by at least 5%.

These are not climate fantasies derived by running faulty assumptions and bad data through inaccurate computer models. This is simple math, common sense and Economics 101.

Energy is expensive.

Why are we leaving vast amounts in the ground while importing it from others. What exactly are we saving it for? What reason is there to neglect the wealth and jobs to be found in our waters and under our feet?

It all comes down to the complete and utter failure of our politicians to do what is best for the long-term health of the nation. Meanwhile, the economy continues to tank, the jobless rate continues to rise, the many taxes continue to be oppressive and domestic oil & gas remains an untapped resource.

Our biggest deficit these days is in the area of common sense.

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Written by Lord Crimson

February 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Al Gore and Osama bin Laden Become Strange Bedfellows

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The unlikely combination of  eco-terrorist  and Islamic terrorist join forces against freedom.

Global warming fanatics have a new and unwelcome ally, Osama bin Laden. Unlike enviro-leftists, the terror master recognizes that the green agenda can cripple the U.S. economy.

In the Obama worldview, fighting climate change will “finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.” In the Osama worldview, it will “bring the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

The president spoke those words to Congress last week during his State of the Union message; the head of al-Qaida was delivering his latest rant for broadcast to his followers.

The president and the Democrats running Congress fail to see the dangers that environmentalist extremism poses to the U.S. But bin Laden has concluded it is a powerful weapon that can destroy us.

The Saudi-born patriarch of Islamist terrorism, from whatever cave he currently calls home, devoted his entire latest audiotape message to global warming. “Talk about climate change is not an ideological luxury but a reality,” bin Laden declared. “All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.”

Bin Laden even bashed ex-President George W. Bush for opposing the Kyoto Protocol at the behest of big business; he must have gotten hold of the Democratic National Committee’s talking points.

How do we prevent the promised worldwide calamity of temperatures going up and up? “Drastic solutions” are in order according to the reclusive al-Qaida chief, as opposed to “solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change.”

The world must “stop consuming American products,” he advised, and “we should stop dealings with the dollar and get rid of it as soon as possible.”

That will have “grave ramifications,” bin Laden admitted, “but it is the only means to liberate humanity from slavery and dependence on America.” Doing so would have the added bonus of hurting U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, he added.

So it looks like the old saying, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” has come true making allies of Al Gore and Osama bin Laden. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

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January 31, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Does The End Justify The Means?

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A very ugly trend is emerging from the ranks of both the political and scientific world. In the past, fudging the number was done by the most unscrupulous in both worlds. Now, it is an epidemic. We are witnessing trends that reveal those who don’t like what the data shows will simply change the numbers.

The reason stems from the old adage, the end justifies the means. As it turns out, the end for which the numbers are being massaged and the reason bean counters are willing to sell their souls is – socialism, global climate regulation, health-care legislation, repudiating debt commitments and the list goes on.

At first glance, it appears no number is immune. Numbers also falling prey to manipulation is the GDP, inflation, unemployment and even temperature.

Politicians continue to clamor and even threaten for alternative numbers that will make them look better. A call for a new, socialist-friendly way to measure the economy is in the wind. You might consider that “crazy talk” but there is historical precedent for a “socialist GDP.” It turns out that Mikhail Gorbachev kept Soviet statistics in two sets of books: those they published, and those they actually believed. Stalin did the same thing when he was alive.

America is not immune. We now have the king of liars and manipulators in the White House. Barack Hussein Obama has certainly taken lying and number manipulation to a new level. For a guy that promised transparency, he hides the numbers pretty good don’t you think?

Instead of counting unemployment numbers, he stands proudly and touts some imaginary number about the number of jobs “created or saved” by the stimulus bill. If you stop to think about that for a minute you might feel insulted that Obama would think you so stupid as to believe such nonsense. I’ve heard of taking credit where there is none, but this is ridiculous.

You might also notice the congressional leadership tends to hype the number of green jobs “likely” to be created from the explosion of spending, subsidies, loans and mandates, while ignoring the job losses caused by its taxes, debt, regulations and diktats.

The president and his advisers have lied or exaggerated since day one. Obama claimed his radical attempt to regulate energy and the environment with the cap-and-trade bill would boost the economy. After confronted with economic reality, we discover another lie and his attempt to manipulate the numbers. He claims “all” their trillion dollar spending created jobs and spending more will create even more jobs. This is fine except why is the promised no higher than 8% unemployment rate now over 10%?

Environmentalists have descended into a separate reality where only green counts. Scientists from the University of East Anglia were caught manipulating, hiding or deleting data as to arrive at some predetermined consensus. Oh, there are also the attempts to squelch publication of studies coming to different conclusions.

What about the the most dubious lie of all – ObamaCare?

What can only be classified as a bad joke are the numbers used to justify health-insurance reform legislation. You must wonder how it is possible for the government to expand coverage and at the same time reduce the deficit. You manipulate the numbers. Didn’t you know that you can make anything sound good if only you have the numbers to back it up? Yep, any number that sells the lie will do because to socialist, the end justifies the means.

The good news is that the public doesn’t believe the Washington spin. Large majorities believe the health-care legislation will raise their insurance costs and increase the budget deficit. Most Americans are highly skeptical of the claims of climate extremists. And they have a more realistic reaction to the extraordinary deterioration in our public finances than do the President and Congress.

Those in Washington are greedy and live for power. The best way to shock them back into reality is vote out as many as possible. That, or string them up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

OK, OK – we’ll  save that for later, if necessary.

Written by Lord Crimson

January 14, 2010 at 10:48 am

The Expensive New World Order

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It’s always comical and frightening when Barack Obama compares himself with Franklin D. Roosevelt. Comical in they don’t look anything alike and frightening that both have socialist policies that are disastrous for the health of any economy.

Tuesday, Obama addressed a group at the United Nations in a process intended to lead to a new international Cap-n-Trade agreement.

The Lie

The President brushed aside the national rage and arrogantly predicted that his agenda is a foregone conclusion. What the American people want and what they have to say doesn’t matter.

“That so many of us are here today, is recognition that the threat of climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation’s response to this challenge will be judged by history. For if we fail to meet it boldly, swiftly, and together, we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.

No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coast line. More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent droughts and crop failure breed hunger and conflict in places where hunger and conflict already thrive. On shrinking islands, families are already being forced to flee their homes as climate refugees. The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, our prosperity, our health, and our safety are in jeopardy, and the time we have to reverse this tide is running out. And yet, we can reverse it.

John F. Kennedy once observed that our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.”

The Truth

Even while earth worshipers and political shysters continue their propaganda campaign, an already large and still growing number of people realize that the global warming scare is a hoax. Climate change is not man-made and there is nothing we can do that would have a significant impact on global climate.

Although it has risen to super-villain status, carbon dioxide is not a pollutant nor is it threatening catastrophic global warming. The threat of rising sea levels, more powerful storms and floods, droughts and crop failures, shrinking islands and climate refugees are just lies popularized by Al Gore’s work of fiction, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

At present, the natural earth cycle has moved the climate into a cooling trend. Even this doesn’t seem to matter. Radical and rapid political action is the battle cry of the left in response to Obama’s desire for a one world false-solution to a false-problem.

Like every other Obama plan, the new international Cap-n-Trade agreement is based on a flurry of lies. Your guess is as good as mine as to how the growing number of the Obama unemployed are going to pay the hyper-increased energy bills if this attack upon humanity is allowed to pass.

The end game of an oppresive one world government may be closer than we think.

Written by Lord Crimson

September 23, 2009 at 11:06 am

America in Political Rebellion

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johnboehnerHouse Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) says the country is in the midst of a “political rebellion” because his Democratic colleagues are bankrupting America.

He noted that Democrats promised “jobs, jobs, jobs” with their 1,100-page stimulus, but instead America got “spending, spending, spending.”

The House Democrats accused him of being disrespectful for opposing the massive stimulus bill.  This was countered, saying “What’s disrespectful is wasting $800 billion and expecting our kids and grandkids to pay the bills.”

The congressman also attacked the cap-and-trade bill that passed the House, noting it would impose a $1,750 energy tax on Americans and require “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to have ‘green mortgages.'” On health care, he pointed out that H.R. 3200 would create 51 new agencies, boards, commissions, and mandates.

Boehner also attempted to dispel claims that there is no taxpayer funding of abortion in the legislation, stating that “If you look at the bill in the House, it allows for taxpayer-funded abortions.”

Boehner noted that the TEA parties are a great success because people realize liberals in Washington are “dimming the lights of opportunity for our kids and grandkids.”

Not to be overlooked, the congressman also said he is focused on taking the gavel away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That is a worthwhile objective under any circumstance.

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September 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

Obama Pays Off Supporter George Soros $2B

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Obamas New Seal

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the Obama administration would invest at least $2 billion for oil drilling off the shores of Brazil. These are the same Democrats that will do anything to prevent us from drilling off our own shores, so why is the White House investing $2 billion in a Brazilian oil company?

What else could it be except political payback to George Soros. The socialist-liberal demagogue Soros has 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.

Wow! Another Obama scandal in the making, yet the mainstream media is unwilling to ask questions that might harm their creation.

You would think that our sleeping watchdogs would rise to this bate. The green supporters on the left are outraged over Obama’s support for offshore oil drilling no matter where the drilling will take place. The right is outraged because Obama refuses to invest in drilling at home or at least give private companies the nod.

Instead, US taxpayers must help finance the Brazilians so we can buy oil from them instead of ourselves?

At this point, there is no doubt that Obama is purposely forcing the national debt to a point of no return. Yes, Obama is purposely destroying America.

How’s that Hope and Change working out for you?

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August 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm

The Waxman–Markey Climate Change Bill

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waxman_markeyThe Waxman-Markey 1300 page + amendments energy tax bill passed the House (219-214) thanks to traitorous Republican and Democrat representatives. This massive bill was only made available a day before the vote so we have another unread bill passed by the House. Now only the Senate can stop this criminal legislation.

Built upon a structure of lies, the passing of this bill by the Senate will force higher energy prices on everyone. You may ask what possible purpose would this serve? What other reason could there be – to save the planet of course. Oh, and in case you didn’t get the memo – saving the planet it just a code phase for government servitude.

The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis found this bill would reduce aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) by $7.4 trillion by 2035 and destroy 844,000 jobs annually. The so-called benefit is that the planet will experience 0.044ºC lower global temperatures. It would certainly appear that a little skulduggery is at play in Washington.

The Cap and Trade Climate Change Bill is only the beginning. It is meant to be a gateway bill for further regulation on every part of your life and mine. In other words, it is an excuse for central planning and central control by the government.

Obama and his minions have every intention of setting up a system that allows government to not only control, but also rule your life from cradle to grave.

Here is a list of the Republican Traitors who if there is any voter spine remaining will find themselves unemployed after the next election.

List of Republican Traitors

Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) (202) 225-5330 @marybonomack
Michael Castle (DE-00) (202) 225-4165 @repmikecastle
Mark Kirk (IL-10) (202) 225-4835 @markkirk
Leonard Lance (NJ-07) (202) 225-5361
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) (202) 225-6572
John McHugh (NY-23) (202) 225-4611
Dave Reichert (WA-08) (202) 225-7761 @davereichert
Christopher Smith (NJ-04) (202) 225-3765
Republicans Jeff Flake from Arizona and John Sullivan from Oklahoma did not vote.

I suggest that if any of these traitorous rats reside in your sphere of voting please eliminate your particular rodent from public office.

Written by Lord Crimson

June 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm