Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Budget Update Shows No Need For Tax Hikes
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
As a footnote: The graph is shown in meters, so the rise of about 120 meters from the ice age to the pyramids was about 400 feet.
My Global Warming Epiphany
Sunday, August 23, 2009
The question Ms. Palin has, and rightly so, is why we cannot use the money to develop our own fields in Alaska or off the East and West coasts of the U.S., which reserves are every bit as large as the Tupi oil field. Or possibly use the money to support small businesses that could expand and create even more jobs.
There may be a number of good reasons to loan the $2 billion to Brazil. However, there is no good reason to continue to prohibit oil drilling and shale oil extraction in the U.S. We could buy oil from ourselves, keep the money here, and correct the foreign balance of payment deficit.
Why not? Obama is in bed with the radical environmentalists. Votes he can count on.
Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling
US Agency To Spend Billions To Create Jobs In Brazil
Brazil Loan Helps U.S. Manufacturers
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Is it better to value the life of animals used to feed the hungry rather than the life of a human fetus?
Is it better to bankrupt a nation in order to pursue the need to save the planet from some unproven and shifting global warming/cooling /climate change philosophy?
Is it better to send billions of dollars overseas to countries that hate us, rather than develop our own energy sources, create jobs and keep the money here to spur our own economy?
Is it better to ration health care for the elderly rather than to do all things possible to keep them healthy and fit in their remaining years?
Is it better to denigrate spirited protesters that do not agree with your views or to work with them to alleviate their fears?
Is it better to make everyone equal by lowering the standard of living of all rather than create the opportunity for them to lift themselves up to a higher standard?
Is it better to keep our children mired in schools where the teachers suffer as much as the children, under union restrictions, rather than use proven techniques developed in charter schools that would allow millions to gain an education that would allow them to escape the poverty they live in?
Is it better to live in a country where the government controls the auto, financial, and health industries and confiscates any wealth you have accumulated to give to those the government itself has kept impoverished by its "slave owner" disincentive policies?
Is it better to spend more than your children and grandchildren will ever be able to repay on projects with little or no benefit rather than be fiscally responsible?
Is it better to be an atheist than to believe in an all loving God?
Yes, I have concerns, and, yes, I'm glad I am a Conservative.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
In this article by Paul A. Ibbetson, the view held by the OIA defining a "right-wing extremist", shows the disdain the administration has for those who believe in the Constitution. Using the depiction in this release, I believe that if you are not a "right-wing extremist", you are oblivious to what is wrong with American society today. This is quoted from the article:
The recently made public, April 7, 2009, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) assessment, titled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, shows the administration's new framing of the modern right-wing extremist.
In this document (that would most certainly send a shiver up the leg of Joseph Goebbels), the right-wing extremist is depicted as an individual - angry over the decline of the economy and the loss of U.S. manufacturing and construction jobs. This right-wing extremist also harbors unwarranted anger over open borders issues, advancing firearm restrictions, and the expansion of social services to illegal aliens. Other dangerous perceptions, documented in the assessment, include how the right-wing extremist places 'state' authority over 'federal' authority; the right-wing extremist is, in general, antagonistic to the 'historic nature' of the Barack Obama presidency.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Our economy is in deep trouble and the spending spree that our government is on is exacerbating the problem. Over spending by the Government and out-of-control credit purchases by consumers got us into this fix, and only getting our debt under control will correct it. As this article by Lew Rockwell states:
There are two ways to re-balance the American economy. The right way is to restore competitiveness through diminished government spending, deregulation, lower taxes, and higher savings. Higher savings will facilitate capital formation, and lower taxes and fewer regulations will allow that capital to improve the competitiveness of American labor. Improved productivity and capital investment will translate into higher real wages and pave the way to higher future living standards.
Alternatively, if we don’t re-balance our economy on these terms, our foreign creditors will do it for us – and they may have no compunction about imposing harsh measures. This tough medicine will be delivered in the form of declining value for the dollar. This will effectively raise consumer prices and interest rates for all Americans and dramatically lower the real value of our wages. In other words, balance will be restored from abroad by forcing our living standards to match our diminished industrial capacity. If we cannot compete based on lower taxes and increased capital investment, our only alternative will be to do so based on cheap labor.
Though president Obama claims that his policies will not raise taxes on average Americans, the unfortunate truth is that the effect of his policies will be to lower wages. The choice is simple: either we shrink government and enjoy higher wages, or grow government and accept lower wages. As for me, I prefer the former. However, if we do not change course soon, we will all be stuck with the latter.Less Government Or Lower Wages?
Friday, August 14, 2009
The High Cost Of Cheap Labor
By appropriately creating a safe harbor for physicians who incorporate clinical best practices into the care and treatment of their patients, we would effectively eliminate the need for expensive defensive medical costs. Physicians would instead be able to focus on how to make sick people healthy rather than ordering unnecessary tests, scans and medical procedures undertaken solely for the purpose of avoiding a malpractice claim. The use of clinical best practices will result in fewer cases going to court, less money being wasted, quicker resolution of legitimate malpractice claims, lower medical malpractice insurance rates and better health and healthcare services for patients.
Healthcare Fix Must Encompass Litigation By Newt Gingrich and Wayne Oliver
Smart Energy Policy Should Be ObviousIt should be obvious, but in Washington it is often not: Discouraging domestic oil supplies with access restrictions, regulations, fees, and taxes will add to the future price at the pump, while streamlining these impediments to increased production will do the opposite. Congress and the President should be enacting measures that allow oil and gasoline to be as plentiful and affordable as possible to meet the nation's energy needs. Instead, they are doing the opposite.
This is the summation in an article by the Heritage Foundation entitled:
The Democrats are so intent on bowing to their environmentalist base that they do not see or care about the irreparable harm they are doing to the US economy. Our enemies abroad must be dancing in the streets when they see what is happening, the internal destruction of our way of life.
Article: Five Things
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The question that I ask, is "who is here to protect us"?
The majority of the "free press" is in bed with the Administration. Supposedly they are the watchdogs and protectors of our freedoms. The Administration is throwing out signs through the "Fairness Doctrine" that could very well neuter the conservative and other fair minded press.
The President and Congress are not living up to their oath and, as such, are in violation of the Constitution.
The Democrats are also attempting to stack the elections by including illegals in the census and, most likely, by "fast tracking" citizenship for those same illegals, thus adding millions of Hispanics to the voting rolls.
The next election may be the most important in the history of our young Republic.
The oath of office of the President of the United States is an oath or affirmation required by the United States Constitution before the President begins the execution of the office. The wording is specified in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Congressional Oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me GodCongressional Oath
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
1. Freedom to choose what's in your plan
2. Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs
3. Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage
4. Freedom to keep your existing plan
5. Freedom to choose your doctors
Read the detailed article: Fortune Article
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
The Heritage Foundation's article sets forth the following:
Another Burden on Future Generations
The income losses, the job losses, the tax increases, and the mounting debt all get worse over the coming decades. The Waxman-Markey bill forces a bad deal on a generation that does not have the option to turn it down.
The $9.4 trillion of lost income, the 2.5 million lost jobs, the $5.0 trillion of additional national debt, and the $5.7 trillion in new taxes will buy no more than a 0.2 degree (Celsius) moderation in world temperature increases by 2100 and no more than a 0.05 degree reduction by 2050.
The perils are great, our enemies are intelligent and committed to our demise, and as Newt points out, the playing field, because of the rapid advancement of technology, is growing exponentially.
The speech is well worth the time needed to read. Newt Gingrich
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Jennifer Rubin's article in The Weekly Standard, although lengthy, sets forth a good case for a Congressional inquiry. Weekly Standard Article
The Disgrace Known As Eric Holder