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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.
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.
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.
The main feature of any religion or cult is that in the absence of hard evidence its pronouncements must be accepted by faith. By questioning these pronouncements you are considered a heretic or denier.
The Earth-Worshipers of the world, commonly known as Environmentalist, accept and promote man-made global warming. Not from hard evidence, but through faith. Oh wait, it’s now “Climate Change” since all this cold weather is spoiling the warming portion of the claim.
The fact is that the Earth’s temperature does change. From the ice age to now we can conclude that there must have been some global warming or there would be a lot more ice.
The problem with the Earth-Worshipers reason for faith is that the ice began melting long before there were SUVs, coal-fired power plants, incandescent light bulbs, and a conspiracy of cows farting in the wind.
The simple truth is man can’t change anything about the design of the Earth. Man can’t control the orbit or rotation – can’t change the timing or direction of the tides – can’t stop a hurricane or control its temperature. These are parameters out of our control and from what I can tell about the arrogance of man – it’s just as well.
The greatest reason government gets people to subscribe to the hoax of global warming is money, control and power. Scientist fall prey to manipulating climate data and engaging in criminal activity because they are slaves of the government grant. The recent “Climategate” scandal proves this to be true.
We see many “honest” climatologists intimidated into silence. The result is the public is bombarded with more propaganda than truth. You know there is something fishy when the very CO2 all living mammals exhale is suddenly harmful to the planet. Yes, the same CO2 plants and trees need to survive and convert back into oxygen.
Over long periods of time, there is absolutely no close relationship between C02 levels and temperature. Humans contribute approximately 3.4 percent of annual C02 levels compared to 96.6 percent by nature.
There was an explosion of life forms 550 million years ago (Cambrian Period) when CO2 levels were 18 times higher than today. During the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, CO2 levels were as much as nine times higher than today. Contrary to what educators are brainwashing our children with, polar bear numbers increased dramatically from around 5,000 in 1950 to as many as 25,000 today, higher than any time in the 20th century.
Government champions the global warming hoax because it gives them seemingly endless reasons to tax and control the masses. It provides the ruling class more power, which in their mind is reason enough.
Political commentator Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) warned that “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
The greatest danger to man is not CO2, but a tyrannical government.
After Obama delivered his lies and cliché-ridden speech in Copenhagen to his joy and delight he found someone he could bow to.
He must have been ecstatic at his good fortune.
With all the political scum and villainy gathered around him I’m surprised that he only bowed once.
Excuse me while I wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes.
Nick covers climate change fraud with extreme clarity and insight. Can’t ask for much more than that.
Who is really in command?
A reasonable question considering that in every situation Obama reacts like he hasn’t got a clue.
He has vacated the writing of the health care bill to Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives. In turn and to the detriment to the nation, she has farmed the writing out to several extremely radical community action groups. As a result, Obama seems not to know or understand the details about his “own” health care plan or to demonstrate any leadership on the issue.
With respect to Afghanistan, climate change and the rest of our foreign policy, he is equally lost, especially when it comes to dealing with other world leaders. He makes beautiful and empty speeches, which results in the failure to cut beneficial deals for the nation.
It’s like the more you watch the man, the more you see a person who is the face of some other entity or group. He appears in public as your typical figurehead whose strings are being pulled by others. Obama may be the voice, but there is no way he is in command.
We know that he has been and remains surrounded by life-long radicals, professed communists and anti-capitalists, some of whom he has appointed as czars in his administration. The fact that there are now thirty-six czars should raise red flags. Is Obama picking the czars or someone else? You must at least wonder the necessity of appointing czars in the first place, and for what purpose?
OK, you may be right that I am just whistling past the grave yard. Mainly because there is no one person visible at the moment playing puppet master… except maybe George Soros.
Does Obama look like a man who knows what he is doing? Have you seen one firm conviction or even something he believes in? The more he talks, the more empty words he delivers. The platitudes he spouts about America and the American people simply do not ring true. He reads necessary sentences, but no ideas he actually believes. The sinister part is while Obama doesn’t have a single strong conviction, the men behind the scenes clearly do. They are manipulating this country down a dangerous path while their front man attempts to distract us from the ride.
Granted, this sounds like some kind of paranoid conspiracy theory. Normally, I might even agree because I don’t want to believe our leaders are capable of such deception. But how can we not question the recent events that are not and never have been normal operating procedures.
Why Barack Obama?
First, you need a black man to gain the support of the vast black minority who allies himself with the poor and down-trodden. Next, you need a pale-skinned black man so he can be more palatable to white Americans. You know – someone that gives the white guilt crowd somewhere to appease their guilt. And you need someone who speaks well enough to co-opt the language of the right and appear to be someone who can unite.
This is the kind of man you would pick to be your voice so that while you move things drastically left, the vast majority of Americans will not believe that was the intention of the moderate-appearing puppet.
You would pick someone you could promote as clever enough for all this to be his idea. A person trained more than driven by a personal sense of commitment. Obama is and has been surrounded by radical left wing activists for 20-30 years. These people have deeply ingrained commitments to changing the system and have been actively trying to do so for all that time. These people would have a difficult time getting elected, but not Obama.
Is Obama Pre-programmed?
Seems like an odd question until you remember how such occurrences have happen in the past. Even today we don’t have to look any further than the much touted sleeper-cells to realize such a thing is indeed possible.
All we have to do is look at how easy Obama’s successes have materialized. I mean Harvard Law Review without publishing a single noteworthy paper. You might wonder or even ask who exactly paid for his carefully cultivated Ivy League education.
For a brief time he served as a community organizer, Professor, State Legislator and Senator. I’m sure that it is just a coincidence each position lasted just long enough to build a resume. Then as “luck” would have it a freshman US Senator was chosen to be the convention key-note speaker, then literally handed the presidency of the US. How does that happen? A person with zero administrative experience is running the entire government of the United States? To top that off rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize for doing what… being arrogant.
Ask yourself, have you seen this level of activity in the first year of any other administration in your lifetime? Frankly, given his background and accomplishments, or the lack thereof, does Obama seem like a man who could manage all he has taken on?
An emphatic no is the correct answer… yet with the help or protection of a leftist media the destruction continues. Look at all the recent events not reported in order to protect and deflect criticism. The climate change fraud is the most recent example skimmed over as if it were a lost dog.
You can disregard the possibility that Obama is the puppet or front man for a much more sinister group playing fast and loose behind the scenes. However, the one thing you can’t deny is that the treasury is being raided, your freedoms are being destroyed, everyone’s taxes is going up – not that it matters because soon the dollar will be worthless, unemployment is rising, a war is purposely being lost and Obama is walking around without a clue except for his list of platitudes and what the teleprompter tells him to say.
Maybe this is one of those times you don’t follow the money, but follow the teleprompter.