Friday, August 13, 2010

Gateway Pundit

Are you now or have you ever been a Socialist? Is your Congressman a Socialist?

Gateway Pundit

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Civitas Poll: Voters: “Cap and What?” | John W. Pope Civitas Institute

Raleigh, N.C. – Only 13 percent of voters could identify “Cap and Trade” as legislation that will impact the environment or energy policy according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Nearly two-thirds of voters polled had no idea, if enacted, what the legislation would do.

Civitas Poll: Voters: “Cap and What?” | John W. Pope Civitas Institute

It's amazing to me how uninformed the general public is. It's no wonder the politicians think they can just do whatever they want, because the vast majority simply don't pay attention. They can put up with a little squawking from a few and just keeping doing what they're doing.

Cap and Trade is not really about the environment or energy, although that's how it is portrayed. It's really just an energy tax hidden in a bunch of gobbledygook.

The government picks a number out of thin air and says 'this is how many tons of carbon a company can produce.' Let's say it's 100 tons. That's the 'Cap'.

Company A produces 110 tons of carbon and Company B produces 60 tons. Company A has a 10 'credit' deficit. Company B has 40 credits to spare. In order to avoid fines and penalties, Company A must either reduce their production by 10% (can you say layoffs), or buy credits from another company. So Company A buys 10 credits from Company B. That's the 'Trade'. Now everybody's happy, right?

What did we accomplish? Well, Company A is still spewing out 110 tons of carbon. Only now it costs more to the consumer, since production now costs more by having to spend millions of dollars for those extra 10 credits. Company B is still spewing out 60 tons of carbon. No changes there.

So the whole exercise accomplished exactly nothing for the ('save the planet') environment. And it accomplished exactly nothing in the way of creating or producing more energy or more jobs through increased production.

It's all a paper shuffle and a shake down of the consumer in the way of higher costs for the products we use every day (like electricity, if Company A happens to be Duke Power.)

Now you know when you hear the term 'Cap and Trade' (also known as Cap and Tax) from your favorite politician, you should vote him out WITH PREJUDICE.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

AP: Man charged after referring to Conn. rampage

Speech police?

Saturday, August 07, 2010

BREAKING NEWS! - Records DISAPPEAR! New Information APPEARS! Obama-Mama-Drama!

Curiouser and curiouser...

YouTube - BREAKING NEWS! - Records DISAPPEAR! New Information APPEARS! Obama-Mama-Drama!
Posted 8/05/2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Electoral College - Why the NPVIC should die

Faithless Lawmakers - "Faithless Lawmakers
Why the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact should die."

The Patriot Post: Digest for Friday, July 30, 2010 - Editions - PatriotPost.US

Massachusetts vs. the Electoral College

"The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote," reports the Boston Globe. The bill would award all 12 of the Bay State's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote and is part of a larger National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). The goal is to persuade enough states to enact similar legislation to reach 270 electoral votes, ensuring that the winner of the popular vote also wins the Electoral College vote. Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington -- all blue states -- have already approved the legislation. No doubt the main reason for this effort is lingering bitterness over the 2000 election, in which George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore, but won the Electoral College, and thus, the presidency.
However, the law would take effect only when enough states have signed on -- and assuming a future legislature doesn't change the rules again. Indeed, as Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto, in an outstanding analysis of the constitutionality and political feasibility of the law, writes, "Since the NPVIC would be legally unenforceable, only political pressure could be brought to bear to ensure that state legislatures stand by their commitments to it. Would this be enough? Let's put the question in starkly partisan terms: If you're a Republican, do you trust Massachusetts lawmakers to keep their word, and to defy the will of the voters who elected them, if by doing so they would make Sarah Palin president?"


Sunday, August 01, 2010

DNC Exec Has 'Nightmares' About John Thune in 2012

John Thune may turn out to be just what we're looking for in a candidate, but I'm very wary of any potential Republican candidate who is named by Democrat operatives that they're "scared" of. I wouldn't doubt for a minute they have something on him that they'll hold until the 11th hour and then spring it on him.
Why do we need democrats vetting Republican candidates anyway?
Then again Palin/Thune has a nice ring to it.

DNC Exec Has 'Nightmares' About John Thune in 2012

Democratic National Committee Executive Director Jennifer O'Malley Dillon says that among the field of potential Republican candidates for president in 2012, there is one who truly scares her: South Dakota Sen. John Thune.

Thune served in the U.S. House from 1997 to 2003 and ran against Sen. Tim Johnson in 2002, losing by just 524 votes. Then in 2004, he defeated powerful Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, becoming a Republican Party favorite as the first candidate to beat a sitting Senate leader in more than half a century.

"This is personal but John Thune is somebody that I have nightmares about," Dillon said during a July 23 panel discussion.

"I've worked for Tim Johnson and Tom Daschle and he is just a guy you can't ever count out. He has his head down and is doing some policy stuff. [You] just got to start looking at him."

The Insider Report first pointed to Thune's strengths as a possible White House candidate in January, quoting Republican lobbyist Jeff Kimbell: "Thune's message of focused fiscal restraint, coupled with aggressive small-business incentives to drive growth, will resonate extremely well with the GOP base and independents as well as Democrats."

As a senator, Thune has been sharply critical of excessive spending by the Democrats.

The American Conservative Union gave him a perfect rating of 100 in 2006.

The Huffington Post observed: "It would be curious to see what the chatter of Thune as the dark horse of the Republican field does for both his standing within the party and his own internal deliberations about his political future."



CDC Release regarding Gonorrhea Lectem

Credit to John Swanner on Facebook 'Right Network' page for this post.
CDC Release

Information regarding Gonorrhea Lectem

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectem. (It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'em.")

The disease is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior involving putting your cranium up your rectum. Many victims contracted it in 2008…but now most people, after having been infected for the past 1-2 years, are starting to realize how destructive this sickness is.

It's sad because Gonorrhea Lectem is easily cured with a new drug just coming on the market called Votemout. You take the first dose in 2010 and the second dose in 2012 and simply don't engage in such behavior again; otherwise, it could become permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it.

Several states are already on top of this, like Virginia and New Jersey, and apparently now Massachusetts, with many more seeing the writing on the wall.