Global non-warming????

Or at least it has stopped…..maybe…

Go here for info. Seems that the Greenland Glaciers that were rushing headlong to their death have suddenly stopped…or at least slowed down drastically.

Of course that won’t stop the Cap-and Trade scheme from becoming reality, at least as an excuse for taxes.

Good line:

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money”


In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville cautioned, “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

So true

I wish that I could have been there

Mass protests against the “stimulus package”. Especially in the midwest, and considering the weather……And when you consider that so far, all of the protests have been on weekdays, when most non recipients have to ….you know, work. It’s easy to get a lot of people at a rally when the rally is for more government handouts, as those recipients are generally not occupied with earning a living.

But HERE are those folks whose hard earned money is being taken and used as a handout….err….”stimulus”.

Here and Here and Here are others. Despite fairly nasty weather in all locales, lots of people collected to voice their opposition and dissent (after all, didn’t we learn from the liberals during the last presidential term that “dissent is the highest form of patriotism”?) . These folks braved really cold weather to show their….AHEM….patriotism.

Chicago, Seattle, St.Louis, Denver, Sacramento, Lansing, Tempe, Houston, all organized on about 3 days notice. Imagine if none of these people had to work, and had lots of time to protest like at the Obama rallies……and if there had been real organizing and better weather.

Folks are PISSED at this. I know I am.

I wanna move to Idaho….

The legislature just told Mr. Obama to stuff his Assault Weapons Ban…

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session of
the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate concurring therein,
that members of the United States Congress cease and desist attempting to enact federal
legislation impinging on the individual right of every American to keep and bear arms in any manner.
Specifically, that members of Congress oppose the passage of the Firearm Licensing and Record of
Sale Act of 2009, and any similar legislation.”

I love it. Click the LINK for the whole text.

ETA: Even Nancy Pelosi isn’t dumb enough to try this YET…

A tax by any other name

SO I bet that THIS is how the Mr. Obama will reduce the deficit:

“The implementation of a cap-and-trade system, something Obama favors, would raise $300- to $330-billion a year, said Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.).”

Carbon cap and trade system is a thinly disguised tax on carbon producing fuels and industry. Taxing CO2 will raise the costs of everything we use and any energy we use. Do ya really think that we, the end consumer, will not pay for the increased cost to industry and electric companies? Lets forget the fact that cap and trade has been a debacle in every country that it has been tried in.

Ultimately WE will be the ones paying the carbon tax.

And all to reduce the CO2 produced by this country. All in the name of Global Warming. GW is an unproven theory that cannot be made to reconcile with reality. Never mind that the model upon which GW is based cannot predict today’s climate using historical data. Never mind that the temps have been coming down since 2000. (It actually appears that Carter’s Global Cooling folks might have been right 30 years ago).

If you believe that ALGORE was right in his Global Warming hype, then you might think that this is a good idea. If however, you have three working brain cells to rub together, you’d realize that this is a crock of shit. Global warming (now “climate change”) is a crock. We all know it, except those who have drunk the Kool-Aid of the church of AlGore (despite evidence showing that it is NOT happening).

But really, the CO2 is just an excuse for his Cap and Trade scheme to shove a thinly disguised tax down our throats. He needs this money for his social programs and bailouts.

After all, the money has to come from somewhere.

ETA: Don’t believe me that Global Warming (AKA “Climate Change”) is a crock?

Read THIS. The Japanese scientists don’t like the Kyoto Treaty. Oh, THE IRONY These folks know more than I ever will regarding climate, and they don’t buy it. It’s interesting that the “consensus” is not so much.

Feel free to be indignant and hurt.

But don’t expect someone to stop saying something just because it offends you. Free speech is important. I do NOT like the message the KKK has (and where I live, there are more than a few KKK members!). But I will fight to the death to ensure that they have the right to spew their offensive message.

But to quell free speech just because someone is offended is a VERY slippery slope. I have read the constitution cover to cover. Nowhere in those (to me) sacred words do I see a right to NOT be offended. If something I say offends you, stop reading, stop listening, move away. Choose not to buy my newspaper (if I publish one) or my blog (in this case) if you feel strongly enough, boycott my advertisers if you choose. But don’t take a single step on that slippery slope that could end up in censorship. If we have the right to censor people because their words might offend others, then I have a long, long list of people to be muzzled. These are the people who cry loudest to have others stifled because they do not like the message.

More thoughts, written well, HERE

Edited to add: Still not satisfied. Screw ’em

Failure is success today.

Y’know, I feel like an idiot.

I listened to my parents, and emulated them.

Buy a house that I could afford, and pay a bit extra each month and pay it off as soon as you can.

Don’t get in over your head.

build equity.

Pay for toys after you have paid your bills.

ANd what did it get me? Bupkis. Yet the guy down the street, who never paid more than his minimum payment (interest only I might add) kept refinancing his home every time he could get an appraiser to say that it was worth morenand took cash out each time and bought a boat, 2 Harleys, and ATV, a new home entertainement center, 2 new BMW’s (and a Mercedes SUV). He’s the guy who makes me feel unsuccesful.

He gets help from Obama and the Democrats. I, because I am not behind, and have, if not sacrificed, at least haven’t spent in a profligate manner, get nothing.

I am pissed. Now I wish that I had spent my way into foreclosure like my neighbor so I could get my principal reduced and my mortgage payment knocked down to 31% of my income. (right now, my mortgage is higher than that!)

Next time the parental units give advice, I think I’ll ignore it…..Seems the rules they played by have changed.