Saturday, April 7, 2012

THE THORIUM PROBLEM? No, not a problem, but a solution.

Uploaded by gordonmcdowell on Apr 3, 2012

How Santorum Has Helped Romney Beat Obama!

Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

You have to respect Morris because this is his business.  But the logic of it is insane.  He states in this video that independents will flock to Romney because Romney defeated Santorum because of a false attack by Obama.

The problem I have is the punishment and reward without just cause.  Obama should be punished for the false charge, Santorum should be not be punished for a false charge and Romney rewarded for something someone else did.

Kardashevian Aspirations: What if?

Kardashevian Aspirations: What if?: One of the problems with space travel is the need for matter where there is little and the need for energy, which exists in abundance, but n...

The atmosphere doesn't have the mass to heat the planet!

Another reason man made global warming is bunk.

h/t Ace

Political Lies: Democrats Increase Game to New Level as We Approach the Election

A Voice of Sanity -

How do we go about putting a presidential candidate in place who has the courage to match the Lying Left, lie for lie, with the truth — and then some?

Answer:  Too late.  Gingrich could have, but guys like Ringer insisted on calling him Nutty Newt, and now he can't win.

Record 88 Million not in Labor Force- Complete Employment Analysis

Mike Shedlock

In the last year, the civilian population rose by 3,604,000. Yet the labor force only rose by 1,315,000. Those not in the labor force rose by 2,289,000. 
Were it not for people dropping out of the labor force, the unemployment rate would be well over 11%.

Cooked books and dishonest reporting.  If Obama gets another term, these shenanigans will be the way it gets done.

The Easter Rising: How Ireland Won Its Freedom!

Dick Morris TV: History Video!

Idiocracy - Trailer

quote from Wikipedia entry on film
Idiocracy was not screened for critics; its much-delayed release received virtually no publicity, and the film was initially distributed to only 130 screens. Despite this, the film received generally favorable reviews by critics.
Maybe the powers that be decided that this movie was a little too close to the truth!

Friday, April 6, 2012

I had to steal this joke


I found this in the comments section of the post.  It was just too good to let pass by.
So, here it is....

One day in the future, Barack Obama has a heart-attack and dies. He
immediately goes to hell, where the devil is waiting for him.

"I don't know what to do here," says the devil. "You are on my list, but
I have no room for you. You definitely have to stay here, so I'll tell you what
I'm going to do. I've got a three people here who weren't quite as bad as you.
I'll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I'll even let YOU
decide who leaves."

Obama thought that sounded pretty good, so the devil opened the door to
the first room. In it was Ted Kennedy and a large pool of water. Ted kept diving
in, and surfacing, empty handed. Over, and over, and over he dived in and
surfaced with nothing. Such was his fate in hell.

"No," Obama said. "I don't think so. I'm not a good swimmer, and I don't
think I could do that all day long."

The devil led him to the door of the next room. In it was Al Gore with a
sledge- hammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time
after time after time.

"No, this is no good; I've got this problem with my shoulder. I would be
in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day," commented

The devil opened a third door. Through it, Obama saw Bill Clinton, lying
on the bed, his arms tied over his head, and his legs restrained in a
spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does

Obama looked at this in shocked disbelief, and finally said, "Yeah man,
I can handle this."

The devil smiled and
"OK, Monica, you're free to

Obama Alienates Canada And Mexico At Three Amigos

IBD  h/t Ace

The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned Obama the U.S. will have to pay market prices for its Canadian oil after Obama's de facto veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada is preparing to sell its oil to China.

Until now, NAFTA had shielded the U.S. from having to pay global prices for Canadian oil. That's about to change.
Secretary Chu is getting his wish, Americans are going to have to pay much higher prices for gas because of this administration.

The article at IBD also mentioned how this isn't getting reported in the media.  Actually, the summit was said to be a disaster.  Instead, we hear things like how Obama is so smart and how Palin is so stupid and the like.

If there's any evidence of incompetence and stupidity, especially on energy issues, there is no need to look further than the guy in the White House.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Confusion reigns supreme

A few thoughts on the state of our culture- a state of confusion.

  • Colleges that don't teach Science anymore, but they do teach "diversity".
  • Failure is rewarded, success is punished.
  • Slavery is freedom, freedom is slavery.
  • Can a "he" be a "she", a win a beauty contest?
  • Obama is said to be black because one of his parents is white.  Zimmerman is said to be white because one of his parents was Hispanic.  Zimmerman is said to be white, because he has a "white" name, but Obama is said to be Christian because he has a Muslim name.
  • Romney says he will end ObamaCare.  Romney's model was used as a model for ObamaCare, and Romney advocated for it so that it would be adopted as law and it was.  This was the reason Romney appears to be winning the nomination for President.
  • The Obama Administration is suing Arizona for enforcing federal immigration law.
  • The Occupiers are protesting the 1% who put Obama into office, but they will vote for him just the same.
  • Pelosi demands "checks and balances" in 2006 in order to counter what she called the culture of corruption.  But when the health care law is questioned in terms of its adherence to the Constitution, she asks "are you serious?"
That's probably just the tip of the iceberg, but I am out of time.

Two Cows - Revised Again

Free Republic

WORLDWIDE E"COW"NOMICS - explained at last!
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away.

You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

Good stuff.  There's more at the link.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy

By Peter Morici, Baltimore Sun

  • Secretary Chu and President Obama share some rather radical notions — among them, that the nation has overinvested in oil and underinvested in solar, wind and other alternative energy sources.
  • Contrary to what is often reported, U.S. oil prices do not move in lockstep with international prices because refineries are built to handle the special characteristics of the oil produced by their primary sources of supply. 
  • Whatever Americans pay for gasoline, increasing domestic production to 10 million barrels a day would cut combined crude oil and gasoline imports in half — saving at least $150 billion a year.
  • Yet, given billions to invest directly, the best Secretary Chu could do was plow money into Solyndra and about a dozen other projects that independent Wall Street investment analysts advised would be "C" rated if offered in the bond market. ("C" is the rating assigned to companies with a 70 percent chance of default.)

Obama is trying to destroy the one part of the economy that is performing well and wants to subsidize the one area ( solar and wind) that won't work.

Great job!  He will say that with a straight face.

Michael Savage: It's 'do or die' for America


Savage said that if he were running for office, he would have a clear and understandable slogan that sums up his platform – his familiar “borders, language and culture.”


Savage might be a big help, but he is too sensationalist to be credible.

Here's the problem:  the media.  The media is controlled by the corporations, who don't have the best interest of America at heart.  Anybody can own and control a corporation, including non Americans.  Thus, we are being led astray by people who would rather see us suffer than to prosper.  Why listen to them?  But so many do and so many are being deceived.

Our so called leadership are getting their power not by listening to Americans, but by catering to people outside.

Look at Obama.  He's actively trying to raise funds from people outside the country.  This is illegal.  If the media was truly patriotic, they'd be screaming bloody murder.  But what do you hear on this subject?

The media keeps pushing the global warming lie, which gives Obama cover for destroying fossil fuels.  But we need fossil fuels.  If this means of power our civilization goes away, the economy could very well collapse.  I don't believe this is an accident.  I think it is a plan.

People in this country are trusting the wrong people to provide them with information.  Americans should consider where they are getting their information and judge accordingly.

Carbon Emissions Are Good

By Robert Zubrin, National Review Online

  • All available evidence supports the contention that human CO2 emissions offer great benefits to the earth’s community of life.
  • Studies done at Oak Ridge National Lab on forest trees have shown that increasing the carbon dioxide level 50 percent, to the 550 parts per million level projected to prevail at the end of the 21 century, will likely increase photosynthetic productivity by a further 24 percent.
  • In addition, global warming would lengthen the growing season, thereby increasing still further the bounty of both agriculture and nature.
  • Through our CO2 emissions we are making the earth a more fertile world.
  • Looking at the data, we see significant global cooling since the time of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which occurred 55 million years ago. The atmosphere contained 2,000 parts per million carbon dioxide, more than five times the 380 parts per million that is does today.
  • The fact that increased CO2 is constructive and highly beneficial to both mankind and the natural world is ignored.


Obama's EPA wants to kill off the fossil fuel industry, but claims credit for greater oil production.  How does he have any credibility on this subject?

Zubrin grants that carbon dioxide may warm the earth, but it may not even do much warming at all.  Looking at it logically, how can it be possible for carbon dioxide to have so much an effect when all of the oxygen in the atmosphere came from carbon dioxide via photosynthesis?  This implies a much higher concentration of carbon dioxide than present, which would have boiled off all of the oceans if it were so powerful a greenhouse gas as they seem to believe.

This madness has been going on for more than twenty years and now has led to the shutdown of coal fired plants.  Add this to what's happening in Europe and it looks like the enviros are trying to destroy Western Civilization.  Energy is critical for our standard of living.  Do they really believe windmills and solar power can do the job?  Have people lost their minds?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tornado flips 18 wheelers like toys in Dallas

Awesome power of nature.

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Did Kagan tell Obama?

Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law


My understanding is that a preliminary vote is taken on a case just after arguments.  Since that happened last week and this story comes out, the question arises as to how Obama may know about the outcome.

My understanding also is that this vote is supposed to be secret.  But what if one of the justices decides to talk?  Like Kagan?  At least one person who commented upon this seems to think Kagan talked because Kagan has no honor.

The vote should be secret.  It prevents any hanky pank when it comes down to the real vote, which is when the decision is made public.

I'd say this rates as a major scandal.  It's important because the Court is supposed to be a separate and equal branch.  If the President tries to subvert this, it is a big deal.

Anybody paying attention?

Something I didn't know

Obama is deliberately raising illegal campaign funds.  He did this in 2008, too.

All the more reason to question more closely his background and who he is.

Why women vote the way they do

by Bruce Bartlett

A follow up post in which I posed the question of why women vote the way the do.

Interesting comments in the link to Bartlett above.  One said that the gender gap is mostly about race.

What I get from it is that people vote according to who they are more than anything else.  It would seem that almost all of the vote depends on factors that are predetermined before the election.

Yet, it seems that the candidate is important too.  If the above were taken to the logical extreme, you could nominate an old yellow dog in each party and still get the same result.

Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

Michael Barone


If the Court overturns Obamacare, Obama may be tempted to attack the court. He should beware.

Only small changes would be needed in order to bring the individual mandate part of the law into accordance with the Constitution.  The question is if the justices will strike the law until the changes are made.  Also, a question exists as to whether those changes could be made because they are political.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare: Does the Supreme Court’s Decision on Healthcare Really Matter?

A Voice of Sanity -


The awful truth that few people are willing to come to grips with is that the choice is between servitude and all-out revolution.

At times it seems that way.  I'm still reading the transcripts of the arguments, but it is boring.  It is hard for me to believe that they'll vote to uphold this thing.

ObamaCare Supreme Court links ( part 2)

From looking over the first day, it seems like the probability of a thumbs down has gone down a bit from what I thought before.  

What I heard about it not being a tax was reported accurately.  The trouble in striking down the law is in who will be harmed by it.  

For example, who is not purchasing insurance now?  The poor seems the likely answer to this question.  Most likely the poor don't buy insurance because it is too expensive.  But the poor won't have to pay a penalty if the cost of insurance is greater than 8% of their income.  So, the poor will not be claimable as ones who can be hurt by this legislation.

Note, however, it is the poor who are the majority of those likely to be uninsured, and it is the poor who cause others premiums to rise because they can't afford the actual health care either.  Thus, the justification for the mandate is to force free riders to pay their fair share, but these free riders are the poor, who won't be buying the insurance anyway, and won't be penalized for that.

All the more reason to strike down the law, but reason may have nothing to do with this.

Swing States Poll: A shift by women puts Obama in lead

USA Today

The survey of 933 registered voters, taken March 20-26, has a margin of error of +/- 4 points. The swing states surveyed are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin


Whistling past the graveyard?  It's registered voters, not likely voters.

But women do tend to favor Democrats.  It seems like an interesting topic to contemplate.  What's the attraction here?  Why do women favor Democrats?

Vaccines against heart disease could be available within five year that reduces plaque by 60-70%

Next Big Future

  • Working with Prof Prediman Shah, from Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, the team were able to formulate a vaccine that reduced plaque build up by 60 to 70 per cent in mice.

    The resulting CVX-210 vaccine, currently in development as an injection by CardioVax, is waiting regulatory clearance to start clinical trials.
  • Knowing that the endothelial lining has been damaged before a blood clot grows might allow physicians to predict onset of a heart attack or stroke, said Zipes, who was not involved in the study.

    It could become possible to develop a wearable device for constantly monitoring the blood for endoteliel cells that indicate earlier damage of blood vessels.

Lots of posts on health issues on that blog recently.

Reagan: "Don't say we weren't warned!"

Uploaded by FUBARPROTOCOL on Mar 18, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

ObamaCare Supreme Court links

There were 3 days worth of arguments here with transcripts.

What I know about them is what I heard or read.  Now, I will "see for myself".

There Obama Goes Again

A Voice of Sanity -

From the comments section:

Hydrofracking has been around for 50 years. It only emerges when the price of oil gets high enough to justify it’s use. If a miracle happened and oil prices dropped the hydrofracking industry would collapse.

I think that is probably correct.  It costs more to bring oil out of the ground here than the Middle East, so higher prices will bring more supply from over here.  However, if another way to run industry was found that didn't require oil, fracking would no longer be necessary.

If Obama was really "all of the above" as he claims, he would be pushing this technology instead of hindering it, just as Kudlow points out.  When or if a new tech comes along, it may replace oil.  But no sooner than that.

MacArthur Park - Richard Harris

Uploaded by tbirdtricia on Dec 23, 2009

What does this song mean?

I looked around a bit. No completely satisfactory answer emerged. The song is said to have been a bet of some type. A bet that a completely meaningless song could be made into a hit. If the song really was meaningless, the bet was won because it was a hit in 1968. I remember this song.

An interesting tidbit or two.  The performer, Richard Harris, was an actor.  Among his many roles, he played Marcus Aurelius in the movie Gladiator. Surprised?  I was.   He was also in the movie Unforgiven, in which Clint Eastwood also starred.

Whatever the meaning of the song actually is, if any, I guess that it would be of as a tragicomedy.