Saturday, January 9, 2010

Peter Schiff For Senate

All of my life I have witnessed the best minds adamantly refusing to get involved in politics. People like Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams to name three. For whatever reason genuine intellectuals refuse to get involved.

But now there is Peter Schiff. He is an economist but not an economist in the academic sense of the term. In other words, he has had to put his money where his mouth is. He has apparently profited handsomely from his understanding of monetary policy. Now, he is running for the Senate in Connecticut.

Why do I respect Peter Schiff? Because he understands economics. Perhaps the most serious flaw in our republic is that we allow people with no understanding of even the rudiments of economics to hold office. We have lawyers by the truckload. Lawyers with little, if any, economic IQ. Sadly, we have very few economically astute legislators from any profession.


Friday, January 8, 2010

In Summary

Rob Klein: Part II

A comment from this speaker's youtube channel page reveals what we are up against.

dayglowgreendoor (7 months ago) "You have a mighty purdy mouth. Are you into little boys like Rove? You are smarter than Michelle Bachmann! YAY! I'd put you on an intellectual equivalent of Sarah "Turd Sundae" Palin. I bet you can't wait for her and Michelle Bachmann to be running mates i 2012! Then Todd Palinator can get a sky machine and shoot liberals and non-whites from his sky machine while dorks like you chant USA USA USA! Do the world a favor and hang yourself. Trust me, it might be the only way to keep you from running your stupid mouth. I am thankful that you are not a neighbor, relative or acquaintance. The sweet Lord God has smiled upon me and she hates your guts."

This Guy Says It So Succintly And So Accurately


Item From My Mailbox

This item arrived courtesy of our beloved correspondent and good neighbor, The Moose.

"Barack OBAMA said, in his Cairo speech: "I know, too that Islam has always been a part of America 's story.."


Dear Mr. Obama:

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?

Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn't think so.

Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from England? No..

Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own 'half brother' a devout Muslim still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as "pug nosed slaves." Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family's "rich Islamic heritage" doesn't it Mr. Obama?

Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present.

There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib' or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights aren't they?

Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews.

Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren't flying planes into theWorld Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very "moderate" Muslims who's asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the "rich heritage" Muslims have here in America.

Oh, I sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslim.

And now we can add November 5, 2009 -- the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That, Mr. Obama is the "Muslim heritage" in America ..

When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
...........Thomas Jefferson"

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Word From Our Sponsor

I have had a few recent conversations with an old friend of mine regarding grassroots politics, the little guy's capacity for action, the futility of battling the status quo and so on. We agree that there are not a lot of instruction manuals for the political novice. The unstated message seems to be "leave it to the professionals."

But Joe Barber might just be spark that lights the tinder. Here is the first DIY political kit that I have discovered. I encourage you to check it out.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

On the Hacked Emails

"Doonesbury" might have long ago jumped the shark but in his day, Trudeau was on target with his satire. During Watergate, the Nixon Administration did not want to release their tapes because statements could be taken out of context. Trudeau exploited this opening. The artistically-challenged cartoonist drew the White House and used speech balloons. Someone in the White House parrots the "out of context" line and then plays a snippet. "Hey John, how's the cover-up coming?" "Good example."

The East Anglia emails are full of "How's the cover-up coming?" kind of excerpts. One or two of these could be damning but they keep piling up. The case for fraud is overwhelming.

A few quick samples:

From Michael E. Mann (withholding of information / data):

“Dear Phil and Gabi,

I’ve attached a cleaned-up and commented version of the matlab code that I wrote for doing the Mann and Jones (2003) composites. I did this knowing that Phil and I are likely to have to respond to more crap criticisms from the idiots in the near future, so best to clean up the code and provide to some of my close colleagues in case they want to test it, etc. Please feel free to use this code for your own internal purposes, but don’t pass it along where it may get into the hands of the wrong people.”

So gentle reader, how does it feel to be the wrong people?

Try this one on for size.

From Phil Jones (destroying of emails / evidence):

“Mike, Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise. He’s not in at the moment – minor family crisis. Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address. We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.”

The tip of the iceberg as climatologists say.

From Tom Wigley (ousting of a skeptic from a professional organization):

“Proving bad behavior here is very difficult. If you think that Saiers is in the greenhouse skeptics camp, then, if we can find documentary evidence of this, we could go through official AGU channels to get him ousted.”

Oh the hits just keep on coming. During this brutal frigid winter we might need the pyre of truth to warm our hearts because greenhouse gases ain't going to do it. We'll revisit this subject as long as we have a blog. It is virtually iexhaustible.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Media Monday: CNN Spins Climategate

The Editor Has Returned...Sort of

Technically, I have moved. Still experiencing a loss of equilibrium. "Where is my checkbook? Where is my toothbrush? Where is the bill I was going to pay when I found my checkbook?"

So much to talk about. So much to catch up on. Climategate, the continuation of the notoriously reviled health care reform legislation, Copenhagen and much, much more.
We have missed a lot.

Things are starting to change. You can feel it. :)