I will never understand the fascination of some in the libertarian movement with building "pan-partisan" or "left-right" coalitions.  That's like saying the problem with World War II wasn't that Japan and Germany were attacking us, it's that they weren't attacking us together. 

Defeat one, then the other.  Even if you're only halfway successful you've eliminated half your problems.

'As president, Barack Obama would be a genuine uniter.'

Serious question which requires a search of White House archives: Have we ever had a president who spent this much time encouraging Americans to blame their problems on specific groups of private citizens? 

Other have done it, but I don't think to the extent and frequency Obama does.  I recall Nixon referring to protesters as "bums" (or something close to it) but I don't recall him continually singling them out in most of his press conferences.  I don't recall Clinton continually attacking dot-com investors.

There is no 'right to health care'

If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.

Any alleged “right” of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right.

No man can have a right to impose an unchosen obligation, an unrewarded duty or an involuntary servitude on another man. There can be no such thing as “the right to enslave.”

Ayn Rand,  “Man’s Rights,” The Virtue of Selfishness, 96

Obama: We control your breakfast

Just hours after announcing new government-mandated warning labels on cigarettes, White House officials hinted the federal government will next target breakfast cereals for government control.

“Sebelius did leave open the door to the possibility, perhaps sometime in the future, of some government involvement with the food industry in determining what healthy eating is,” Human Events’ John Gizzi reports.

“I think this [sic] is some space,” the HHS secretary said, “that is going to continue to have a robust conversation, because, again, it has a lot to do with underlying health costs and overall health of our nation.”

Under the Obama proposal, food companies would either “voluntarily agree” to remove sugar, sodium and fats from your food, or federal regulators would outlaw their advertising, the Obama White House's Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture propose.

“The most disturbing aspect of this interagency working group is, after it imposes multibillions of dollars in restrictions on the food industry, there is no evidence of any impact on the scourge of childhood obesity,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of National Advertisers, according to Human Events.

Control what you eat from Washington, D.C., or criminalize its advertising?

Why not just cut liberals out of our electoral diet?

30 years of $1400 tax hikes needed to fund government pensions. Obama already plundering funds.

Got an extra $1,400 in your pocket?

That’s how much you’ll have to pay in tax hikes every year for the next 30 years to cover the exploding costs of government employee pensions.

The study, co-authored by Joshua Rauh of Northwestern University and Robert Novy-Marx of the University of Rochester, both of whom are finance professors, argues that states will have to cut services or raise taxes to make up funding gaps if promises made to municipal employees are to be honored,” Reuters reports.

The Obama administration has already adopted one plan – raising the pensions of non-union workers and giving their retirement funds to unions that support his campaign.

“The administration gave union employees of auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. preferential treatment over nonunion, salaried employees when the U.S. took over Delphi's pension plan, GOP representatives say,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

"It has now been revealed that Newt Gingrich had a second line of credit at Tiffany’s for up to a million dollars. That sounds like a lot until you remember that Congress has a line of credit with China for up to $14.3 trillion." - Jay Leno

Americans see gap between citizens, politicians. Democrats disagree.

·      “45 percent of likely U.S. voters say the gap between Americans ‘who want to govern themselves’ and ‘politicians who want to rule over them’ is as great now as it was during the American Revolution”
·      “65 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of unaffiliated voters agree”
·      “84 percent of tea party members also agree”
·      “40 percent overall disagree”
·      “56 percent of Democrats disagree with the idea of a gap between citizens and politicians”
- Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted June 9, reported by The Washington Times’ Jennifer Harper.

Obama’s Strategic Reserve ploy a ‘PR stunt,’ doesn’t solve problem

WASHINGTON — American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Thursday:

“The core of the energy problem Obama has created isn’t that there aren’t enough barrels of oil on the market, it’s that Obama actively destroys energy jobs and is still committed to cutting off Americans’ access to energy.  Releasing oil from the Strategic Reserve is just a short-term PR stunt that does nothing to solve the long-term supply problem Obama created.

“One way to stop Obama’s use of regulatory authority to destroy jobs is to pass the REINS Act.  Congress should immediately move to a recorded vote on the REINS Act, which requires any proposed federal regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million to be approved by a vote of Congress and signed by the president before it can be enacted.

“Real reform that stops the Obama’s regulatory war on prosperity will grow jobs and restore our economy.  Obama’s announcement is just an attempt to sweep under the rug the damage his radical environmentalist agenda is causing without really solving the problem.”

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Obama panics. House passes EPA restrictions.

Once again American Tradition Partnership supporters make a difference.

Amid a downpour of phone calls in support of the bill, the House yesterday passed H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. The bill was scheduled for a vote today, but the House voted early.

The final tally was 253-166.  You can see how your congressman voted on the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act here.

As you recall, H.R. 2021 requires the EPA to act on a drilling permit within six months and limits the power of radical environmentalist groups to block permits by filing frivolous appeals.

Barack Obama is openly fighting this bill, and an even tougher fight lies ahead.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where we must find 60 votes to overcome a filibuster by Gang Green politicians.

Voters continue to flock to libertarian beliefs

“Libertarianism has been touted as the wave of America’s political future for many years, generally with more enthusiasm than evidence. But there are some tangible signs that Americans’ attitudes are in fact moving in that direction,” writes The New YorkTimes’ Nate Silver.

Silver is a highly respected statistician and political analyst.

Since 1993, CNN has conducted an annual poll of Americans’ political views asking two questions: “Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country’s problems. Which comes closer to your own view?” and “Some people think the government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your own view?”

This year CNN finds 63 percent of respondents agree “government is trying to do too many things.”  That figure is an increase from the 61 percent who agreed in in 2010 and the 52 percent who agreed in 2008.

50 percent agree “government should not favor any particular set of values.” That figure is an increase from the 44 percent who agreed in 2010 and 41 percent in 2008.

“It was the first time that answer won a plurality in CNN’s poll,” Silver reports.

“(T)here have been visible shifts in public opinion on a number of issues, ranging from increasing tolerance for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization on the one hand, to the skepticism over stimulus packages and the health-care overhaul on the other hand, that can be interpreted as a move toward more libertarian views,” Silver reports.

College criticized after ending national anthem

This is what many conservatives have their panties in a wad about this week.
Goshen College's decision to not play the national anthem before sporting events has drawn plenty of criticism despite being in line with the school's Mennonite beliefs.

Goshen public relations director Richard Aguirre says the school has received hundreds of calls and emails about its decision to stop playing the national anthem. Aguirre told The Elkhart Truth that the school is trying to explain its decision to critics who think the decision is unpatriotic.
Yes, they don't play the national anthem.


Mennonites are pacifists who don't salute flags or pledge allegiance to worldly governments.  Seems weird to most, but we have a First Amendment to protect the rights of individuals to express, or not express, religious and political beliefs.

That hasn't stopped some conservatives from demanding the school be forced by the government to play a song that didn't exist at the Founding and wasn't even the national anthem until 1931. 

In essence, they want to celebrate freedom by forcing others to follow their beliefs.

Our dumb "I must be outraged by everything" culture is getting ridiculous, especially when it's reached the point to which patriotic symbols are more important than the actual freedom.

Texas high school football preseason rankings

From Dave Campbell's Texas Football

1. Allen
2. Katy
3. DeSoto
4. Euless Trinity
5. Pearland
6. Cibolo Steele
7. Coppell
8. Galena Park North Shore
9. Arlington Martin
10. Southlake Carroll

1. Aldedo
2. Lake Travis
3. Denton Ryan
4. Cedar Park
5. LaMarque
6. Smithson Valley
7. Brenham
8. Stephenville
9. Highland Park
10. Hewitt Midway

1. Tyler Chapel Hill
2. Henderson
3. Wimberly
4. Coldspring-Oakhurst
5. Argyle
6. Carthage
7. West Orange-Stark
8. Celina
9. Gilmer
10. Snyder

2A Div. I
1. New Boston
2. Tatum
3. Daingerfield
4. Godley
5. Cameron Yoe

2A Div. II
1. Paul Pewitt
2. Idalou
3. Schulenburg
4. Refugio
5. Lexington

1A Div. I
1. Ganado
2. Canadian
3. Goldthwaite
4. Garrison
5. Mason

1A Div. II
1. Windthorst
2. Tenaha
3. Falls City
4. Munday
5. Wellington

The biggest 'exploiters' of non-union labor? Union bosses.

You know those giant inflatable rats union thugs haul out in front of any business that dares to use non-union labor, therefore not giving union bosses a cut of the company payroll?

Union bosses decided to keep a few more bucks in their pocket by having them designed and created by a non-union company.

You know, the ones you're threatened with physical violence for patronizing yourself.

"About 20 years ago, Don Newton, a union bricklayer, Chicago bricklayers union, commissioned Big Sky Balloons & Searchlights in Plainfield, Illinois, to create the proto-rat. Newton deemed Big Sky's first attempt "not mean enough," so fangs and "festering nipples" were added," financial media and publishing company Minyanville reports.

"Big Sky Balloons & Searchlights (which also makes skunks, greedy pigs, and corporate fat cats in addition to rats), is a non-union shop."

If it weren't for double standards, unions would have none at all.

It's official. Nolan Ryan owns baseball's most elusive record

From The Wall Street Journal's "The Count":
"Few records in sports are as revered as Joe DiMaggio's legendary 56-game hitting streak in 1941. It is often referred to as the hardest record to break in sports, as no one has even gotten within shouting distance of the mark since Pete Rose in 1978. However, as the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander can attest, getting a hit in 56 consecutive games is a walk in the park compared to matching Nolan Ryan's record of seven no-hitters....
"...Had he been able to finish off another no-no, Verlander would have become just the sixth player in baseball history to throw three or more no-hitters, and yet he still would have only been 43% of the way to matching Ryan's mark. In contrast, 43% of DiMaggio's hitting streak is just 24 games, and that's a relatively common accomplishment...
"...When (Pete) Rose extended his hitting streak to 44 games, he was 79% of the way to tying DiMaggio's mark. It would take 5.5 no hitters to be an equal distance from Ryan's record, and no other pitcher has ever thrown more than four."

Liberals issue fatwa against pets

San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban

"San Francisco's ever-active Animal Control and Welfare Commission has renewed its push for a pet sale ban in the city - only this time, it even covers goldfish.  The idea is to put the squeeze on puppy and kitten mills that supply pet stores, and to discourage "impulse buys" of hamsters and other small pets that often wind up being dumped at shelters."

Outlawing pets because it offends your culture.  Sound familiar?

Iran issues fatwa against pets

"Iranian authorities have banned all advertisements for pets, pet food and other pet products.  The decision by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance comes after the fatwa was issued by powerful cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi...In June, Ayatollah Shirazi declared dogs unclean, saying that dog owners were “blindly imitating the West” and that their devotion to the animals would result in “evil outcomes”. "

WTP files to drop Political Practices complaints, protect Montanans’ First Amendment rights

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WTP files to drop Political Practices complaints, protect Montanans’ First Amendment rights
Motion for summary judgment would drop all complaints, allow corporate in-kind contributions, strike down ‘political committee’ and campaign ‘expenditure’ statutes as unconstitutional

HELENA, MONT. -- Western Tradition Partnership (WTP) filed a motion for partial summary judgment Tuesday in their First Amendment free speech and association case against Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock and the Office of Political Practices. If WTP’s motion for summary judgment is granted, the Commissioner would be required to drop all complaints against the group, allow corporations to make in-kind contributions to candidates in Montana, and strike down Montana’s “political committee” and campaign “expenditure” statutes as unconstitutional.  Further, if granted, WTP’s constitutional claims would strike down laws and regulations, such as the incidental political committee requirement, that have been infringing for years on the rights of Montanans to engage in political speech and association without having to register and report those activities to the State of Montana.

The filing, made in Helena's First Judicial District Court, asks Judge Jeffrey Sherlock to dismiss with prejudice a Political Practices complaint filed in 2008 by an environmentalist activist and subsequent COPP decision WTP, and a complaint filed in 2010 by an unsuccessful candidate for legislature from Billings.  As part of its suit, WTP also requests that Judge Sherlock invalidate that portion of Montana law that prohibits corporations from making in-kind political contributions.

In the conclusion of its briefing, WTP states that free speech and association guarantees have their fullest and most urgent application during the conduct of campaigns for political office.  WTP asserts that the laws and regulations challenged in the case and sought to be enforced against them by the State of Montana “impose impermissible burdens on Plaintiffs’ speech and association activities”, and states that the “Court has the right and duty to knock down unconstitutional overreaching by the State of Montana and its agents”.

"Our filings show Attorney General Bullock and Political Practices attempted to chill every Montanans' First Amendment rights by applying unconstitutional 'political committee' requirements and electioneering restrictions to a citizens' group that does not meet the United States Supreme Court’s definition of those activities,” said WTP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.  "We ask the court to order these politically-motivated and defamatory complaints be dropped and that Bullock and Political Practices be prohibited from continuing to apply unconstitutional laws and regulations to WTP and to every other Montanan who engages in protected political speech."

“Our only issue in filing this case is to promote good, and constitutionally-permissible government. WTP’s mission is to promote good environmental policy,” said Ferguson.

"Additionally, we ask the court follow a recent federal ruling protecting the First Amendment right of employers to make campaign contributions," said Ferguson.

 Two issues are at play here.

First, in Oct. 2010 WTP won a resounding victory against Bullock and Political Practices after the pair announced they would defy the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling allowing employers to engage in uncoordinated independent expenditures.   WTP sought to overturn state prohibition on uncoordinated political expenditures by corporations.  Bullock argued the case personally and his defeat was reported nationally.  This case has since been appealed to the Montana Supreme Court.

Three days after WTP won the political speech case against the State of Montana and just days before the 2010 election, the Commissioner of Political Practices released a "finding" accusing WTP of wrongdoing relating to a two-year-old complaint about speech by a different organization.  After making a long string of false and defamatory accusations, which Political Practices openly admitted they had no evidence to back up, the office announced they would sanction the WTP for not registering as a political committee, despite the fact WTP did not engage in the speech in question and meets none of the United States Supreme Court’s definitions of a political committee.

WTP has always followed all applicable laws.  Political Practices' attempt to force a non-electioneering group to register and report as an electioneering group is a clearly unconstitutional attempt to chill WTP's First Amendment rights.

Under well-established constitutional jurisprudence, the State of Montana can only regulate those organizations whose major purpose is the defeat or election of clearly identified candidate or candidates for public office.  WTP only keeps its members and the public informed encourages the passage or defeat of legislation and does not advocate for or against the election of candidates.  In their filing Political Practices refused, contrary to what Montana law and regulation expressly require, to state what type of committee WTP was so it could insist WTP adhere to "political committee" regulations.

In addition to the 2008 complaint, WTP asks Judge Sherlock to have a frivolous complaint filed by a losing 2010 candidate dismissed as well.

Second, Montana's ban on in-kind by incorporated associations is vaguely written, which chills the free speech rights of corporations by leaving permissible forms of political speech that are not express advocacy nonetheless open to prosecution.

WTP asks Judge Sherlock to overturn Montana's ban on in-kind corporate campaign contributions, citing the risk of prosecution for non-express advocacy speech because of the state's vague requirement and the 2010 "Citizens United" federal court and a May 2011 Virginia federal court ruling finding political speech by incorporated associations do not pose a threat to the integrity of the electoral process.  WTP also argues Montana's ban on in-kind expenditures by corporations violates the Fourteenth Amendment by singling out corporate speech as the one type of political speech that cannot be made in Montana.   

The argument follows a May 27 ruling by a Virginia federal judge (U.S. v Danielczyk) finding an outright ban on corporate contributions to federal candidates is unconstitutional because it regulates political speech based on nothing more than the identity of the "speaker.”  Numerous other states already allow contributions from corporations.

Additionally, WTP's filing also asks Judge Sherlock to invalidate the requirement organizations such as WTP include electioneering disclosure statements ("Paid for by") on its materials.  Those requirements are only constitutional if they are applied to political committees.  WTP is not a political committee, does not electioneer, does not seek to influence elections and the requirement is unconstitutionally vague, posing a threat of prosecution for legally-permissible speech.

Among the plaintiffs in the case are Western Tradition Partnership, Montana Citizens for Right to Work and the Sweet Grass Council for Community Integrity.  Defendants include Bullock and Political Practices Commissioner David Gallik.

WTP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, largely in Montana, WTP is a fast-growing non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting private property and responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.

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MSNBC: LBJ was never elected president

Just days after relentlessly mocking, heckling and attacking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for an account of Paul Revere's ride, MSNBC reports Lyndon Johnson never won a presidential election

Not only did he win one, he won it with 61% of the popular vote and 486 electoral votes. 

With that grasp the world around them, no wonder they think Obamanomics is working.

Bachmann: I’d abolish the job-killing EPA

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.,) speaking in the Jun. 13 Republican presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire:
“Well, the United States federal government and the states have done numerous job training programs over the year with mixed results.  This is what we need to do to turn job creation around and bring manufacturing back to the United States…
“…Every time the liberals get into office, they pass an omnibus bill of big spending projects.  What we need to do is pass the mother of all repeal bills, but it’s the repeal bill that will get a job killing regulations.  And I would begin with the EPA, because there is no other agency like the EPA.  It should really be renamed the job-killing organization of America .
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Greens get crazier: Now pushing animal sacrifice to save Mother Earth

Wiping out animals to save the Earth?  That’s what environmentalism has finally devolved into.

Once again we must ask, who will save the Earth, from environmentalists?

The Washington Times‘ editorial board writes:
Saving the baby seals was once the signature cause of environmentalism. The global-warming crowd used the image of an unhappy polar bear “stranded” on a small iceberg to rally support for their cause. Concern for animal rights is now being kicked to the curb in Australia. In order to save the planet, animals must die. It’s all part of a “carbon-farming initiative” designed to help the land Down Under meet its so-called greenhouse-gas emission targets under the Kyoto Treaty…
…“The scheme covers reductions in emissions from savannah burning,” a summary of the current legislation explained. It also covers “animal emissions avoidance projects such as camel reduction.”…
…The deserts of the Australian outback are home to the world’s largest population of camels, so slaughtering these defenseless creatures has become a sanctioned activity. As ruminants, camels emit a great deal of methane. In greenhouse-gas terms, four camels do the same annual damage to the ecosystem as one Toyota Prius. These impious emissions would come to an end as an eco-friendly helicopter rains fire upon 600 to 750 camels each day. At current prices, that would bring a daily bounty of $11,000 in carbon credits.
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Greens use Endangered Species Act to whack jobs, jack up gas prices

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning on a story American Tradition Partnership has been monitoring — a callous push to declare the common dunes sagebrush lizard to be an “endangered species” in order to shut down oil and gas drilling in across New Mexico and west Texas, which would achieve their stated goal of eradicating jobs and driving up the price of energy.
The Journal reports this morning:
“This is the most prolific oil-producing region in onshore America,” said Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, an industry group in Midland, Texas. “If you are to knock out a big portion of that, it clearly would drive prices up at the gasoline pump.”…
…Politicians suggest dire consequences if the lizard is subject to the Endangered Species Act. In New Mexico, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez warned Fish and Wildlife officials in a May letter that “the future of our state’s economy and livelihood of so many employers and hardworking New Mexicans are at stake….
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Washington Times: GM’s gas-tax fraud

The Washington Times‘ editorial board continues to hit home runs with a series of editorials exposing the Gang Green agenda.
EDITORIAL: GM’s gas-tax fraud
Ripping off motorists is key to the leftist agenda
Government Motors has become yet another mouthpiece for the Obama administration. General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News Saturday that he wants a $1 per gallon hike in the gas tax. Consumers already facing nearly $4 a gallon prices at the pump aren’t going to be pleased to see that figure jump overnight to $5, but the left and its crony capitalist allies don’t care what the public thinks.
Mr. Akerson wants to use the power of government to make buying a Chevy Volt, GM’s entry into the electric car market, more economically attractive. Such marketplace intervention is apparently needed because a mere 481 Volts were purchased last month, despite government subsidies and incentives worth thousands of dollars. By comparison, Ford sold 42,399 unsubsidized F-series pickup trucks over the same period. That’s almost one big gas-guzzler every minute…
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Washington Times: John Bryson, job destroyer

Another in a series of hard-hitting, truth-exposing editorials by The Washington TimesRead the full editorial at their web site.
EDITORIAL: John Bryson, job destroyer
Radical environmentalist is the wrong choice for commerce post
…The selection of this particular leftist for a business-outreach post is rallying the opposition. “I find Mr Bryson unacceptable as secretary of commerce for the United States, and I will work in opposition to his conformation,” said Sen. John Barrasso, vice chairman of the Republican Conference, to The Washington Times.
Mr. Bryson co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, a radical outfit that relies on lawsuits and activist courts to advance an anti-industrial agenda. Mr. Bryson even used his time as chairman and CEO of Edison International to advocate government coercion to address so-called “global warming.” A member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Bryson told a conference in 2009 that it’s “incredibly important” that the United States “comes forth in this year with federal climate change legislation.”
Nominating an advocate for schemes that massively raise prices for struggling consumers and small businesses makes little sense in this economy. “It’s just wrong to put somebody in charge of the Commerce Department who called the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill ‘moderate but acceptable’ and said that cap-and-trade was a good way to hide a carbon tax,” Mr. Barrasso told The Washington Times. “We need a pro-growth business leader who can make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.”…
…Given the opposition, Mr. Obama ought to look for someone with a track record of creating jobs, not someone whose claim to fame is building an organization dedicated to destroying them.
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Washington Times exposes ‘peak renewables’ as ‘green energy’ collapses

The Washington Times editorial board does it again.  Their latest in a series exposing the real agenda of environmentalism, and the harm and damage the environmentalist agenda inflicts, focuses on the impending collapse of the “green energy” hoax.

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EDITORIAL: Peak renewables
Real energy pipelines are a better bet than green pipe dreams
The “peak oil” scare has long been used as an excuse for alternative-energy providers to demand government subsidies. We are told that oil production will reach a zenith and the wells will run dry any day now, so failure to provide billions in handouts to the providers of other fuels would be irresponsible. Forget peak oil – the world may be on the verge of peak renewables. 
The much-hyped intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind have proved so expensive to maintain that other developed nations are trimming subsidies. The push-back appeared in United Nations climate-change talks that began last week in Bonn, jeopardizing the green dream of an annual $100 billion slush fund for global alternative-energy projects.
Rifts between rich and poor nations grew as some countries balked at the idea of renewing the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 agreement that calls for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions by transitioning away from fossil fuels toward energy without CO2, the harmless, odorless gas essential to life on this planet….
…The International Energy Agency recently reported record levels of CO2 emissions in 2010, but climate scientists say global temperatures have not risen in a decade, casting doubt on the assertion of a direct link between so-called greenhouse gases and supposed global warming. Consequently, wealthy countries struggling with a global economic slowdown are starting to view renewable energy as a financial black hole, raising the prospect that the endless well of subsidies required to prop up inefficient technologies will run dry long before nature’s supply of black gold….
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Washington Examiner: Obama’s EPA rule, by the numbers

The Washington Examiner, citing National Economic Research Associates, reports the following in its “Prime Numbers” feature:

11% – Average increase in electricity prices because of proposed Environmental Protection Agency pollution regulations

$180b – Amount new EPA pollution regulations will cost the coal-fired power plant industry

1.44m – Estimated number of jobs that would be lost by 2020 is the regulations are enacted

Americans want to decentralize, get government out of, retirement planning

A plurality of Americans support moving Social Security from a government entitlement to private investment, a new Reason-Rupe poll finds.

Overall, 45 percent support "reducing Social Security taxes and allowing individuals to invest in their own retirement instead."  41 percent oppose such a plan.

Even better, 52 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 support such a plan.  Only 31 percent oppose it.

Is Congress listening?

"72 percent of Americans favor reducing U.S. assistance to foreign countries as a way to reduce the national debt."

"65 percent overall [Republicans & Democrats] favor reducing military commitments overseas."

(Figures from a Pew Research Center poll of 1,059 adults conducted May 25 to 30, reported by The Washington Times' Jennifer Harper)

Obama DNC Chair: 25% hike in unemployment is a victory

That's an on-screen graphic from the Jun. 12, 2011 edition of "Meet The Press." 

Right after David Gregory showed it and ran through the statistics, Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz declared "We were able to, under President Obama's leadership, turn this economy around."

Our ‘green’ future: No library money, but bankrolling ‘green’ czars

The Daily Telegraph (U.K) reports on the continuing damage inflicted by “green” policies, which is forcing communities to cut funding for services in order to keep funding debunked “green” programs:
Councils that can’t afford libraries are still recruiting highly paid ‘sustainability’ officers
While local authorities cut millions of pounds from public services, their spending on ‘climate change’ continues apace, writes Christopher Booker.
…In Enfield, for instance, where a £6.5 million cuts programme is hitting libraries, children’s services and “vulnerable adults”, they are still happy to offer up to £63,000 a year for a Head of Sustainability to play “a lead role in managing the council’s low carbon commitment”. In Camden, where 1,000 staff are to lose their jobs in cuts of £35 million (and more libraries are to close), they can still spare £43,000 a year for a recruit to join the council’s “high-profile Corporate Sustainability Team” in helping Camden become “a low carbon borough”. In Walsall, where the council leader says that up to half of its 10,000 staff will lose their jobs (with six more libraries to close), they are still advertising for a Part-Time Regional Co-Ordinator of Low Carbon to receive £39,000 a year for a three-day week…

Homes, businesses burn under ‘green’ policies

The Associated Press reports:
A major wildfire in Arizona’s eastern mountains burned out of control early Friday after charring more than 603 square miles of timber, destroying dozens of structures and keeping thousands of evacuees away from their homes…
…As conditions eased somewhat, fire officials took stock of what the Wallow fire did in the resort community of Greer: 22 homes lost, five damaged, and two dozen outbuildings charred when the fire raced through a day earlier…
…The fire has rekindling the blame game surrounding ponderosa pine forests that have become dangerously overgrown after a century of fire suppression.
Some critics put the responsibility on environmentalists for lawsuits that have cut back on logging. Others blame overzealous firefighters for altering the natural cycle of lightning-sparked fires that once cleared the forest floor.
Either way, forests across the West that once had 50 trees per acre now have hundreds, sometimes thousands, and much of the landscape is choked with tinder-dry brush.
The density of the growth has fueled immense conflagrations in recent years, like now burning in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
“I think what is happening proves the debate,” said state Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Republican from rural Snowflake.  In the past, a 30-square-mile fire was considered huge. “And it used to be the loggers got right on it. Never in the past have you had these huge fires.”…
…Many in Arizona blame the legal battles that have erupted over old-growth logging that threatened endangered species such as the Mexican spotted owl. Since those disputes prevented regular logging that would have thinned the number of trees, the forests became overgrown, they say….

Filmmaker fights ‘Gasland’ censorship

Filmmaker Phelim McAleer, director of the Al Gore expose “Not Evil, Just Wrong” started a firestorm, so to speak, when he cornered environmentalist propagandist Josh Fox about misleading information in his fake documentary “Gasland.”  In one startling scene, Fox sets ablaze water coming from a tap and implies gas drilling is to blame.

McAleer asked Fox if he was aware “flammable water” was the product of natural seepage and had been a problem in the area for decades before gas drilling.  Fox admitted he left those facts out of the drama, a highly unethical move that left viewers mislead and misinformed about safe and clean natural gas drilling.

Being exposed didn’t sit well with Fox, who sicced his lawyers on YouTube, bullying the website into pulling videotape of Fox admitting he falsified his “documentary.”

But McAleer is fighting back.  Go to http://www.fightgaslandcensorship.com and see the video for yourself.

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POLL: Americans not buying greens’ climate change alarmism

“Most adults (63 percent) say they believe severe weather this Spring is because of weather cycles that occasionally produce severe conditions, while less than half as many (26%) say global climate change is the cause,” a new IBOPE Zogby Interactive survey released Wednesday finds.

The polls was released on the same day U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT,) a believer in the “man made global warming” conspiracy theory, declared this spring’s not-unprecedented weather to be the product of capitalist activity, despite the fact scientists have pointedly stated otherwise.

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Note to the NCAA

I don't mind vuvuzelas at soccer matches or those Texas Tech cowbells, but as much as I love watching A&M baseball the hollow ping of an aluminum bat sounds a lot like part of your soul dying.  Do you really need them at any level above Little League?

White House misses economic growth projections by 100-400%

The Washington Post, April 23, 2010
Biden predicts economy will create up to 500,000 jobs a month soon
By Garance Franke-Ruta and Frank Ahrens 

Vice President Biden predicted Friday at a Pennsylvania fundraiser that the U.S. economy would be adding up to 500,000 jobs each month "some time in the next couple of months."

"All in all we're going to be creating somewhere between 100[,000] and 200,000 jobs next month, I predict," Biden said, according to a pool report, adding that he "got in trouble" for a job growth prediction last month. "Even some in the White House said, 'Hey, don't get ahead of yourself.' Well, I'm here to tell you, some time in the next couple of months, we're going to be creating between 250,000 jobs a month and 500,000 jobs a month.
It's "next month."  Was the Vice-President right?

The Washington Post, June 3, 2010
Employers add fewest jobs in eight months; unemployment jumps to 9.1 percent
By Neil Irwin

Employers pulled back sharply on job creation in May, and the unemployment rate took a surprising jump, according to new data Friday, confirming worries that the economy is losing momentum — and fast.

Employers added only 54,000 jobs in May, down from a revised 232,000 in April and the weakest since September, the Labor Department said Friday morning. The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent last month, from 9 percent.
Not only was Vice-President Biden off by anywhere between 100 and 400 percent in his May jobs projections, it would take an unforeseeable miracle for the economy to recover from the Obama administration's high-tax, high-regulation, anti-growth policies to create a half-million jobs in the next four weeks.

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