Sunday, June 29, 2008

California air regulators tackling climate law

Some of the most absurd and totally ridiculous notions I've ever seen government do. What are you people thinking?
 
They have no idea what the ramifications are of this law or what it will do to their economy.
 
Cap and trade is ..... oh wait. I see.  Down in the article, a Carbon tax that will bring in
$50 million a year to run their Global Warming Beauracracy.  It's a (government) jobs program!
 
Forcing one company to buy 'credits' from another company (with a small slice of the pie for the House) will not change the climate one iota. It will, however, transfer money from one hand to another. And as usual the citizen will be the one getting screwed.
 
Vote 'em all out!
 
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

What Can Conservatives Do Now?

I share the frustration of Bill in Stuart, Florida. You write letters and make phone calls and the only response is a form letter so benign that you can't tell the topic. I wrote my Senator on two different topics and got back the identical form letter from each. Why bother?

The Republican Party is a brand name that does not promote the Conservative values that built this country. It does not embrace the Conservatism that is needed to ensure Individual Freedom and Liberty.

Politicians on all sides have come to believe that it is their job to "help" you through every aspect of your life, when actually most of us would be a lot better off if government would simply get out of our face and let us live our lives.

All laws do one of two things: They either require you to do something, or they prohibit you from doing it. Either way, it's force. Obviously some laws are necessary to keep order in a society, especially since there's so many stupid people without a lick of common sense that we all have to deal with.

But it's all too easy to overstep and start to want to control every aspect of our daily lives from the time we get up to until we go to bed. From the cradle to the grave. It will all be ok if we would just let them take care of all of us so they than control the outcome, as well as our interaction along the way.


"Don't tread on me"

Sorry, life in a free society doesn't work that way. Freedom is messy.

Liberty means risk.

I was born into Freedom. It's sad to see it being destroyed by Socialism.


What Can Conservatives Do Now?

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Senate Votes To Privatize Its Failing Restaurants

Unvelievable.  A perfect example of why we will never rein in 'Big Government'.
 
$37,000 AND Federal Benefits package?  For Foods service?  How nice for you.
 
 
 
It's also a perfect example of why government should NOT be running National Health Care
or Retirement Investments (aka Social Security) or Edcuation, or...
 
ALL of these should be "Privatized", Senator Feinstein!!
 
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Get The Facts On Climate Hysteric Hansen | Sweetness

Oh the politics...
 
 
 
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

If you can read this Thank BIG OIL!

 
You want to talk about "obscene profits"?    You think it's oil?
 
No!  It's BIG SOFTWARE!
 
20 Largest U.S. Companies By Market Capitalization as of 06/20/08
Market Capitalization is in millions of dollars (e.g., Exxon Mobil = $448 billion)

Name  Symbol     Mkt cap      Net Profit Margin (Last 3 yrs)
       2007         2006          2005
Exxon Mobil   XOM  $448,639 10.00% 10.50% 9.70%
General Electric   GE  $272,907 12.90% 12.70% 11.10%
Microsoft   MSFT  $262,914 27.50% 28.50% 30.80%
Wal-Mart Stores  WMT  $221,874 3.40% 3.20% 3.60%
AT&T Inc.  T  $204,549 10.00% 11.70% 10.90%
Chevron Corp.  CVX  $199,848 8.50% 8.20% 7.10%
Procter & Gamble  PG  $192,827 13.50% 12.70% 12.80%
Berkshire Hathaway  BRK.A  $192,052 11.20% 11.20% 10.30%
Johnson & Johnson  JNJ  $180,533 17.30% 20.70% 20.60%
Google Inc.  GOOG  $171,630 25.30% 29.00% 23.90%
Int'l Business Mach.  IBM  $168,581 10.50% 10.40% 8.70%
Apple Inc.  AAPL  $154,522 14.60% 10.30% 9.60%
Cisco Systems  CSCO  $145,552 21.00% 19.60% 23.10%
ConocoPhillips  COP  $143,077 6.10% 8.20% 7.40%
JPMorgan Chase  JPM  $129,732 13.20% 14.50% 10.60%
Intel Corporation  INTC  $128,135 18.20% 14.30% 22.30%
The Coca-Cola  KO  $124,642 20.70% 21.10% 21.10%
Bank of America   BAC  $120,670 12.10% 18.10% 19.60%
Pfizer Inc.  PFE  $117,241 16.80% 40.00% 15.80%
Oracle Corp.  ORCL  $113,849 23.70% 23.50% 24.50%
 
 
In fact Exxon is not even in one of the top 3 spots in its own industry category
(Top 10 Profit Margins by Industry, The Online Investor)
 
How about the phone companies?
INDUSTRY: Telecom/Domestic
 

Company

Symbol Profit Margin
           

Alaska Comm. Systems

ALSK 36.48%
 

Windstream Corp.

WIN  28.61% 
 

Chunghwa Telecom

CHT 24.07%
 

Warwick Valley Tel

WWVY 23.23%
 

BCE

BCE 22.44%
 

Qwest Comm. Int'l

Q 20.64%
 

Century Tel

CTL 15.88%
 

Shenandoah Telecom.

SHEN 13.50%
 

Iowa Telecom Svcs.

IWA 10.50%
 

AT&T 

T 10.41%
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
But do you want to know the biggest one of all?
 
GOVERNMENT!
 
Yep 100% profit!  They produce NOTHING yet they rake in Billions of dollars every day!
 
Tell your Congressmen to lay off the talk of a windfall tax on oil companies. Who do you think is going to pay that tax???  YOU ARE.  Exxon's (any company) profit margin is not going to change one bit, no matter how much you tax them.  Every company is in business for profit. For the government weenies to come along after the fact and say "Gee, look at all that profit! We should take that 'excess' to help the little guy who is struggling."  Yeah right, so now gas goes up to $7 a gallon to make up the difference. Exxon shareholders (that's you and me, baby) are not going to be denied a profit.
 
My bumper sticker says:
 
If you're reading this Thank BIG OIL!
 
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Obama: America is 'no longer Christian'

This is a very dangerous man.
 
ELECTION 2008
Obama: America is 'no longer Christian'
Democrat says nation also for Muslims, nonbelievers
 
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Please Sign the Petition at American Solutions!

 
 

 

American Solutions comment,  by Larry.


You want to see the price of gasoline drop TODAY? Here's how: Get Congress to announce they are going to authorize full speed ahead on developing our own oil resources. From offshore drilling to ANWR, to oil shale development. Say they are going to support building new refineries, and expand development of coal-to-oil processes. And nuclear. 10 new nuclear plants to be built immediately!
 
Of course they'll have to follow through on their announcement, but the price of gas will drop TODAY just from the announcement itself. Be Part of America's Solution. Please sign the petition and let's send that message to the pinheads in Congress that just don't seem to get it any other way than by the voice of The People. Oh yeah, and vote out the ones that don't listen.
 
Please follow the link and sign the petition.
We need 2 million more people to sign up!




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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Obama says Republicans will use race to stoke fear

Hoooey. Look who's calling the Kettle Black.  I hope Obama's RACE
for the White House doesn't cause him to completely forget that his
RACE isn't really the issue in this RACE.  In fact, since he's a man
with a heritage from the white RACE as well as the black RACE, the
RACE issue should pretty much balance itself out.  I don't believe
anyone except Obama himself has been telling RACE stories or
making references to his RACE. Yet he tells us now after watching
him in the Primary RACE that Republicans are now going to start
making RACE an issue.  So come on, Mr. Obama, let's get on
with the issues. We won't bring up the RACE issue if you'll only
stop reminding us of your RACE in every speech.  However,
as this RACE progresses if you insist on making RACE an issue,
don't be surprised if someone notices that you seem to have
a whole deck of RACE cards up your sleeve.
 
 
 
Actually I'm terrified of you, but in a sort of Martin Luther King way: The content of your character, not the color of your skin.

It's your idealogy that bothers me. Your ideas... oh wait, I haven't heard any ideas yet. But I'll bet I'll be afraid of them when (if) you finally do tell us what great 'changes' you have in store for us.

Enjoy your moment in the spotlight, Barry. Come election time you're going to be just a blip on the charts.
 
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Environmentalists' wild predictions

Just a tiny sampling of the 'dire straits'
our poor planet has faced over the last
80 years, according to the Doom-and-
Gloomers:
 
Environmentalists' wild predictions
By Walter Williams         5/07/08
 
Note: We're stil here.  Fancy that.
 
 
It's 71 degrees at 3pm here in Maggie Valley 6/21/08. Oh! The humanity!
 
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Junk Science: The Great Global Warming Race

Junk Science: The Great Global Warming Race

Thursday, May 01, 2008
By Steven Milloy

Junk Science: McCain's Embarrassing Climate Speech

"We have met the Enemy and he is us."
                                                -- Pogo

McCain calls himself a Republican but if he continues to tout this Cap and Trade
and Manmade global Warming nonsense, I say we strip him of the badge.

Junk Science: McCain's Embarrassing Climate Speech

Thursday, May 15, 2008
By Steven Milloy

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Junk Science: Time to Retire 'Denier'

31,000!!!
 
 

Thursday, June 05, 2008
By Steven Milloy

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Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant

Mr. Gore, carbon dioxide is not a pollutant Human Events Find Articles at BNET.htm


"95% of the CO2 emitted each year is produced by nature"

"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It is tasteless, colorless, nontoxic to humans
at concentrations up to 13 times present levels and is essential to life."

"CO2 occurs naturally and accounts for 2% to 4% of the 'greenhouse effect'
(water vapor is responsible for virtually all of the rest)."

"According to government mine safety regulations, atmospheric CO2
would have to rise as high as 5000 ppm before it posed a direct threat to human health."

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Carbon Dioxide: A Satanic Gas?

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The Marines Vs. Haditha Smear Merchants

I've followed this story since Murtha and gang became judge, jury
and executioner in the media. It's so sad to see a 'free press'
become such a propaganda machine. Unfortunately we have
to keep reading the New York Times, so we can see what the
looney liberal left is up to.  If you want 'news' you'll have to
go elsewhere. (I suggest sites like Rush Limbaugh or Michelle Malkin!)
 
by Michelle Malkin  June 18, 2008
 
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Friday, June 20, 2008

But why was Obama against the war?

Now this is interesting.
 
 
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There is No Oil Shortage

There is No Oil Shortage
6/20/08



Did you know that the US has more oil deposits than all of the OPEC counties COMBINED. There is no shortage of oil. In fact there are more known oil reserves in the world today than there were 30 years ago!(1)

What there is, is a shortage of two things: Functioning brain matter in Washington, D.C. and oil refining capacity.

Even if those pea-brains in Congress could manage to utter their "ayes" in unison toward opening drilling within our boundaries and turn on our own oil spigot, there's not enough refining capacity to process it. Existing refineries are running at near 95% of capacity. We even have to import some refined gasoline. We can't even process all the oil we need to meet our gas needs.

We need more refineries. The first new refinery to be built in 32 years was just announced in South Dakota just this month. That's a step in the right direction but we need more, asap.

While it's a wonderful Utopian mental image of running the country on flower power (corn) and gentle breezes, the reality is for the next few decades the wheels world-wide are going to continue to run on oil. Oil rules. Get over it.

Despite what you may have been told, today the US is the 3rd-largest oil producer in the world. That's right, we're #3 (2). And we've been operating with one hand tied behind our backs for 30 years, thanks to the tree huggers and other environmental lobbies! The days of sitting on our hands to appease a few campers is over. (Thankfully oil extraction today is much more environmentally safe and technologically advanced than 30 years ago. Oil companies work hard to get at the oil with a minimum of affect to the environment. And they're much better at it than they used to be.)

What about conservation you say. Well that's fine. Go ahead. Conserve. Turn your car off. Turn off your AC and open your windows and, as the UN has suggested, throw away your electric toothbrush and go back to a stick and a rag to clean your teeth.

Not for me. I refuse to accept the notion that my lifestyle has to suffer or diminish to save the planet. What utter nonsense.

First, you cannot cut back, withdraw, reduce or avoid your way to success. Just as you cannot save yourself rich, conserving energy is but a drop in the bucket. Besides, where do you draw the line? How much do you want to conserve? What if you completely shut down all energy-using resources in your home and car. Just dead stopped everything. What would it affect? (aside from the fact that your house would be very dark at night). Absolutely nothing. Because the guy next door (i.e., me, or... India or China) isn't going to do that. So while you're sitting in the dark the rest of the world moves along and doesn't even miss you.

Secondly, all the talk about alternative energy resources is fine. But I've been hearing about alternative energy resources all my life (I'm 55) and it has come to what? Production of about 12 electric cars and a few solar panels. Big whoop. But even if we did go full steam ahead (pardon the mixed metaphor) on building, say solar collectors or windmills for creating electricity, what does that have to do with cars and gasoline and, well actually getting from Point A to Point B? I've never ridden anywhere on a windmill, have you?

So there's a few more hybrid cars showing up now. They don't really conserve energy, they have simply shifted a lot of the energy usage from the consumer end back to the production end. That is, an electric car requires more energy to build than it saves (make a note: car factories don't run on flower power, either). But the happy owner is oblivious because he's passing gas stations and feeling really good, if not a little superior, about his 'smart' decision. But what have we accomplished? If we ALL switched to electric cars today (an impossibility because, like I said there's only about 12 of them so far), the grid would short out trying to recharge these beasts nightly! All we would have accomplished is shifting our resource requirements from one type of energy (oil) to another (primarily coal and nuclear).

It's going to take several types of alternate energy methods to replace oil. And we're starting to reach a point where several of these types are being seriously developed. That's good news. But we'll still need more oil and more nuclear power to run the country and the world today, while these new fledgling energy alternatives get a chance to grow and start making a difference. But even if we were to reach a point where we were 100% self-sustaining with 100% non-petroleum energy, we would STILL need to keep sucking the oil out to sell to the rest of the developing world. Maybe for once we could offset our trade deficit!

The bottom line is, we have to Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. (AmericanSolutions.com) Contact your Senators and Representative and tell them to get off the dime and get to drilling, building refineries and new nuclear plants.

Oh, and tell your Senator to knock off this silly talk of Cap and Trade. They should definitely drink only bottled water while they're in D.C. We let Congress mess with our clocks twice a year and it has only empowered them to think they can legislate the climate! Man Made Global Warming is a hoax. Even if the planet's climate is changing naturally, there's not a thing we can do about it. 



Look on the bright side; we'll have to buy less heating oil.


References

(1)The Truth about Oil
(2) Top 5 Oil Producers Who has the Oil?
Some interesting oil industry statistics

Forget everything you think you know about oil
How Much Gasoline Does the US Consume in a Year?
Primer on Gasoline Sources and Markets
All About Oil, Gas and more...



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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud

Gore's personal electricity consumption up 10%, despite "energy-efficient" home renovations
 
 
With $100 million bucks in the bank and over $16,000 spent making his house more "green", Gore's electric bill is UP 10% over last year.
 
This guy is a fucking joke. How anyone can take him or his stupid global warming mantra seriously is beyond me.  It's all about the money.
 
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Glenn Beck: Why gas is so expensive

 
 
You want to see the price of gasoline drop TODAY? 
 
Here's how: Get Congress to announce they are going to authorize full
speed ahead on developing our own oil resources.  From offshore
drilling to ANWR, to oil shale development.  Say they are  going to support
building new refineries, and expand development of coal-to-oil processes.
 
Of course they'll have to follow through on their announcement, but the price
of gas will drop TODAY just from the announcement itself. 
 
Be Part of the American Solution!
 
Please sign the petition and let's send that message to the pinheads
in Congress that just don't seem to get it any other way than by the
voice of The People.
 
Oh yeah, and vote out the ones that don't listen.
 
 
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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

http://www.americansolutions.com/  The petition was at 116,000 when I signed it. Now it's over 400,000!  Please sign it and pass this along.
 
Why are we suing OPEC when we've got billions of barrels of oil in our own ground and off our own shores?  Cuba, China and others are starting to drill just 50-60 miles off our coast because our government WON'T allow US companies to drill.  That's just nuts.
 
We need Congress to HEAR US!  Drill here, drill now, Pay less.
 
Larry
 
 
 
350,000 Strong for 'Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less"

Today, we delivered 350,000 signatures to the Senate urging them to drill for oil domestically.  The message is clear:  hard-working families are struggling to pay high gas prices and they are demanding immediate action from Congress.

This is just the first round of petition deliveries.  As our movement continues to grow, it's our goal to have 3 million petition signatures by both parties' conventions this fall.

Here's a video of us delivering the signatures:

 

Friday, June 06, 2008

U.N. climate tips: Drive less, ditch electric toothbrush

What idiots.  This from people who are from countries that
don't have electricity.  It would be laughable if there weren't
so many of our own idiots in Congress who buy this Global
Warming crap.
 
The U.N. probably used more resources creating and printing
their stupid report than a million electric toothbrushes use
in a year.
 
Memo to the U.N.: We are not going to lower or reduce our
lifestyle down to your level.  Get over it.
 
The way I see it, what with all of the billions upon billions
of our tax dollars we've sent overseas to these flea-infested
wormholes in the name of Foreign Aid, we've defacto purchased
enough "Carbon Credits" to last us all for the next 100 years,
electric toothbrushes and all!
 
 
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