Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Presidents Q&A with House Republicans



If you missed the Presidents Q&A with the House Republicans which was broadcast live on C-span here it is. It is worth watching.

While the President has not moved to the center, I think he has come to a realization that he will have to work with Republicans if he is going to achieve anything, now that he does not have a super majority.

To hear a great question from our own Marsha Blackburn on the topic of health care, go to 29:31 in the video. She asks the question I wanted asked. The President’s response is disappointing but at least the question got asked.

While there is still a big gulf between our side and the other side, I do think (and you may call me naïve) it is possible to find common ground and achieve meaningful health care reform. Many of us share with the President a desire to lower health care cost and cover more people. What we have now is not sustainable. We must have reform. If the Democrats will abandon their 2700 page health care bill that radically remakes health care delivery, I think we can find areas of agreement that can improve health care delivery, cover more people, and lower cost. The problem is real. Reform is necessary.

It is worth watching this video to see the President’s remarks on the tone of partisanship and to see what he has to say about the danger of populism. “Danger of populism” is not a term the President uses, but that is what he is talking about. The same forces that were unleashed to defeat health care reform could also be used to make it impossible to advance any entitlement reform. This same anger could be used to defeat worthwhile and needed international trade agreements. I am in full support of the tea party movement and the grassroots effort that stopped the Obama revolution. I went to the tea party protest and consider myself part of the movement. But, in an environment that fosters anger and resentment necessary compromises and governance can be much more difficult.

If the President will step back from his radical agenda, I think pragmatist need to step forward and work with the President in areas where we can find agreement. Compromise is not a dirty word. Just as Republicans worked with President Bill Clinton to achieve welfare reform and just as Reagan worked with a Democratic congress and Tip O'neal to reform Social Security, Republicans can work with this President to solve the problems that face our nation if the President will not try to have it all his way.

There are times in this video where I think the President still comes across as lecturing and arrogant. I also think he appears as phony when he criticizes republicans for using polling and focus groups to frame the debate. He does say however, “But that is how we operate.” So, I am going to assume his remarks were also a self criticism.

It may all be for show but I think the President is trying to create a tone of civility and cooperation and respect. I don’t think the Republicans and the President are going to see eye to eye on many issues but I do think, or at least I hope, that the President has realized he must deal with the other side of the aisle. I am sure we would not have seen this outreach if the Democrats had not lost their super majority. There is nothing like a slight power shift to generate a spirit of compromise. If the President had never had his super majority to begin with, he may have governed from the center all along and worked with Republicans from the very start and not tried to ram legislation through without input from the other side.

To his credit, the President went into the lion’s den, met with the Republicans and took their hard questions. That is a start. We should hit the restart button, try again and see if he was sincere.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

What next on Global Warming?

I really don’t know what to believe about global warming any more. I am not a scientist. I only had the minimum required science courses in college. How is the average citizen to know the truth on complex matters like global warming?

Some years ago based on what I could learn, I became convinced that global warming was real. I thought the preponderance of the evidence supported the theory. (See, My Conversion on Global Warming) While the official scientific community seemed on board, the critics of the theory would drag out some unimpressive skeptic who was maybe a meteorologist or a TV weatherman or a “scientist” in an unrelated field. The big guns were on the side of those who supported global warming. I was not going to get my science from college dropout Rush Limbaugh. I concluded global warming theory must be real.

I was dismayed that many on the right continued to deny global warming. I thought those on the right should accept the science and then join the debate over the solutions. Even if one accepts that global warming is a reality, there is still much to debate. In fact, I thought the right would have the better solution for combating global warming than the left.

The right generally believes in progress and could advance a search for technological solutions while many on the left saw no solution except “green” energy and a reduction in our standard of living. The right understands the concept of the market and concepts like pricing externalities while the left sees only authoritarian command solutions to problems. I wanted the right to stop denying there was a problem and instead advance arguments for conservative solutions.

Now, I am not so sure. I am back in the skeptics column. Recent events have pushed me back. Climategate was a bombshell. The revelations of destroyed data, doctored data, fraud and silencing of critics shook my faith in the science.

Last week’s glaciergate revelations that major simple math errors were in the IPCC report makes me further doubt the science. If the work of the IPCC and the scientist who developed the reports is so sloppy that they miss very simple subtraction and division math, then why should I accept their complex computer math models than I can’t understand?

The revelations that some of these glaciergate errors were intentional in order to create a sense of urgency is further cause to doubt the whole science of global warming.

In addition, responsible credentialed “real” scientists are starting to poke holes in some of the theory or at least say the situation is not as dire as it was previously thought to be. Just today, I read a report that says that the amplification of the global warming due to carbon cycle feedback is “significantly less” than previously thought. This is not the work of global warming deniers with an agenda but is a new scientific finding. Read it, if in doubt.

Despite climategate, glaciergate, and new scientific finding that cast doubt on the rate at which global warming is occurring and on the strength of the consensus, I am still not ready to become a full-fledged global warming skeptic. I am not ready to join those who say the whole global warming science is the hoax of the century. I think research should continue. I don’t think we should do anything rash like even consider new treaties or a cap and trade bill until we have more certainty of the science.

I am not alone in shifting back toward the camp of the doubters. A recent poll conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found that only 50 percent of Americans now say they are "somewhat" or "very worried" about global warming, a 13-point decrease in only two years. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is happening has declined 14 points, to 57 percent. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is caused mostly by human activities dropped 10 points, to 47 percent.

Where should we go from here? The believers in the theory should stop circling the wagons and protecting fraudulent and sloppy science for one thing. If you want to persuade me the problem is real, fire those who commit scientific fraud and destroy data and fire those who can’t do simple math. Work on gaining he public trust again. Stop silencing dissenting voices. Stop being activist and be scientist and the let the science take you where it will.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Obama focus-grouped paint-by-poll-numbers State of the Union address

I don't often agree with Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, but I agree with her analysis of the Presidents State of the Union address.

The president, we were told, spent a good deal of time in the days leading up to his State of the Union address, going over it with a fine-toothed comb, making changes and additions in longhand.

But judging from the speech, he also spent a lot of time going over the results of focus groups and polls. Indeed, the speech, despite its charm, humor, and occasionally impassioned rhetoric, had the feel of being focus-grouped within an inch of its life. There was a decidedly paint-by-poll-numbers air about it. (link)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

President Obama's State of the Union address

In the State of Union address President Obama said he opposes earmarks, the influence of lobbyist, deficit spending, partisanship, and he advocates transparency in government.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Global Warming scientist admits faulty glacier data included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal who said a Himalayan glacier was melting at the alarming rate of 134 meters a year when he should have said it was melting at the rate of 23 meters a year and who said the glacier would disappear by 2035 when the real estimate was the year 2350 and who said that a study was "peer reviewed" when in fact it was a report from the World Wildlife Fund has admitted that he included false information in the IPCC report purely to put political pressure on world leaders. (link)

Given the revelations of Climategate and now Glaciergate, would anyone blame me if I lost my faith in the science of global warming?

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Monday, January 25, 2010

What a week

This past week has been a great week. The U.S. Supreme Court restored First Amendment rights, Air America went out of business, Scott Brown won the Massachusetts Senate election derailing the Obama revolution, and in Nashville, we Republicans had a great "Bacon and Eggs" summit.

Oh, and I almost forgot the Edwards humiliation.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dear Global Warming Scientist, I am not as smart as a global warming scientist but I think I am as smart as a fifth grader.


According to a recent news report, “Five glaring errors were discovered in one paragraph of the world's most authoritative report on global warming forcing the Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate scientists who wrote it to apologize and promise to be more careful.”

The glaring errors were in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC is the UN affiliated body that is considered the ultimate authority on climate change. It is their report that persuades the nations of the world global warming is real, that is man made and will have terrible consequences if it is not addressed.

Here is one of those glaring errors in the IPCC report. The report says that between 1845 and 1965, the Himalayan Pindari Glacier shrank by 2,840 meters. It says that's a rate of 135.2 meters a year. Now here is the part where I think I am as smart as a fifth grader. I know that that is not correct.

I would assume global warming scientists have very smart computers and they could get this math question right. However you don’t have to have really sophisticated scientific program on your computer to do this math. I have a build-in calculator on my desk top. At work, at any one time, I have three or four cheap calculators lying around. Without a calculator however, I can still work this problem. I really do want to do my little part to help the advancement of science, so here is my letter to the scientist at IPCC.

Dear Global warming scientist,

I really want us to get this global warming science stuff right. It could have terrible consequences if we get it wrong. You see, I am not a global warming scientist so I have been depending on you. I have been trusting the experts. I was led to believe the smartest people in the world were working on this global warming science. Also, you had Al Gore helping you. I was trusting you.

I am disappointed in your sloppy work. Also that climategate thing with the fraud and silencing of dissenting voices and the destruction of data and manipulation of data concerned me. Nevertheless, I still have a hard time believing that the whole scientific world is in on a super big conspiracy. Anyway, I am going to try to help you with your most recent problem of the glaring mistakes in the IPCC report. To do that, I am going to try to put this math problem in the form of a written fifth grade math question and I am going to walk you through it.

Math question. If between the year 1965 and 1846 a glacier shrinks 2,840 meters, how many meters a year did it shrink?

Step one: Subtract 1845 from 1966. This is the really, really tricky part. Both 1965 and 1846 are between the start of the year 1846 and the end of the year 1965. This is why you have to read the question very, very carefully and you have to think about the question. I could draw a time line if it would help you. The answer is 121.

Step two: Divide 2,840 by 121. I know borrowing numbers is hard. And, wow, decimals are really, really difficult. The answer is 23.47. If you round it to one decimal point it is 23.5. (I will explain rounding another time.)

See, the real answer is 23.5 meters a year; not 135.2. I don’t know how you got that answer. If you had only missed it a little I could understand. I sometime get confused on step one myself. So if you had got that wrong by one year your answer might have been off a little. I could understand. I don’t known how in the world you got 135.2, however. Where did that number come from?

Ok, that is all of the time I have tonight. I will address the other glaring errors at a later time. In the meantime please, please double check your math. Maybe Al Gore has a calculator? You are about to cause me to lose my global warming religion.

Sincerely
Rod Williams

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Who should give the GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union address?

By Michelle Malkin • January 19, 2010 05:53 PM (link)

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address on January 27 at 9pm Eastern before a joint session of Congress. I think it’s obvious who should deliver the response for Republicans: Scott Brown.

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Former Senator Rick Santorum calls for Scott Brown to give Repub Response

Former Senator Rick Santorum posted on Twitter that Scott Brown should give the GOP’s televised response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Who should deliver the Republican response to Obama's "State of the Union" address?

The Party has announced Virginia Governor Bob McDonnel will deliver the Republican Response to the State of the Union. This is a mistake! I have never heard McDonnel give a speech. I have heard Scott Brown. Brown has stopped the Obama juggernaut. Don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Brown is the superhero of the moment. He has created a new buzz and excitement. The smartest thing the party could do is have Scott Brown deliver the Republican response. People might actually stay tuned and watch it. The Party should announce a change in plans, McDonnel should graciously accept the change and Brown should give the speech! Please vote in the poll posted to the left.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

It's time to put Howard Dean back in charge

Sometime I find myself in complete agreement with the left. Surprised? The left wants Obama to hold to a firm left wing position and so do I. The left wants Howard Dean back as Chairman of the DNC. So do I. I am convinced that the more radical the other side appears, the better our side looks. I am convinced that America is a nation of pragmatic people who favor individual liberty. We are basically a center-right nation.

I am reprinting a Daily Kos article in which the author advocates the return of Howard Dean as chair of the DNC. I want to help the left move the Democrats to the left. I want to help the left drive all moderates out of the Democrat party. I want to help the left bring back Howard Dean.

Warning, this article contains liberal use of blasphemy and the "F" word and an occasional use of the "S" word. Quite frankly, I really am not terribly offended by colorful language but I wanted to give you more sensitive souls a warning.

I think it is important to know how the other side thinks, so I am reprinting this as a public service. Read this and you will see the contempt in which they hold those with opposing views. You will see how illiberal liberals really are. Are these people with which we can find common ground? Just as many libs have never actually watched Fox news or listened to Rush Limbaugh, many on the right have never actually read a MoveOn or Daily Kos post.

Remember, I read Daily Kos and MoveOn so you won't have to.


by jhawklefty
Share this on Twitter - It's time to put Howard Dean back in charge Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 06:32:20 PM PST
This'll be a short diary, but I'm about to scream right now and have to vent. Howard Dean is a winner. He understands exactly what the average Democrat stands for and votes for. He also understands exactly how disgusting the right-wing and the Republican Party are. He's not afraid to spread the truth about the right, and if that truth happens to hurt a few wittle wight-wing feewings, well, TOO FUCKING BAD.

jhawklefty's diary :: ::
What we have now are people that are afraid of their own shadows, let alone the Goddamn Republicans. The WH and the asswipes in the Senate have been deathly afraid of offending these certifiable nutcases. I just saw Richard Wolffe saying that the WH is planning on going balls to the wall this year and is, in effect, done with putting up with the attacks from the right. A little problem there: TOO. FUCKING. LATE. We just LOST a Senate seat in Massachusetts. We couldn't get shit done with 60 votes in the Senate, what makes you think anything will be done now with 59? The bubble around the WH has made the Democratic Party unbelievably weak. Like, losing a senate seat in Massachusetts weak. Wolffe also said that the WH was "surprised" about the party discipline from the GD Republicans. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? SURPRISED? I've lived in Kansas my entire life and I could've told you on the night of Obama's win exactly how the right and the GOP were going to play this. These morons get paid how much and have direct access to the President and they were fucking surprised? Jesus! Watching five minutes of politics would tell a person living in complete isolation in fucking Siberia who and what the Republicans are and how they roll. Christ on a crouton.

After Wolffe, the good Dr. came on. Said people are upset with the kind of change they're seeing, that it's not the change they voted for. That they didn't vote for an insurance industry-written bill. That they didn't vote for sweetheart deals with Wall Street. And that there are "a lot of Democrats who aren't sure if they're Democrats." I'm sorry, this guy is more of a leader than the empty suit in the WH. Get Kaine's sorry ass out of there and put Dean back in. He knows what we're up against and knows how to win.

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“Eggs & Bacon Summit”


RISE & SHINE TO MEET FELLOW GOP CONSERVATIVES
FROM THE DONELSON & HERMITAGE AREAS AT THE


“Eggs & Bacon Summit”

(Dutch treat)

A meeting to strategize, organize & unify

Sponsored by the Davidson County Republican Party

Saturday, January 23rd, 8:30 a.m.

Shoney’s Restaurant, 546 Donelson Pike (Airport Exit)

Guest Speaker:

Metro Councilman Jim Gotto

Special guest: Councilman Eric Crafton,
Former Councilman: Rod Williams and
Area Precinct Coordinator: Karen Boswell

Please join us! Help us make a difference.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Please help persuade the Republican leadership to have Scott Brown deliver the Republican response

Dear Bloggers and Activist,

Please help persuade the Republican leadership to have Scott Brown deliver the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union address. Most of the time, the opposition party’s response gets little attention and generates less enthusiasm. Scott Brown’s election was a heavy blow to the Obama revolution. Scott Brown delivering the State of the Union address could be a good follow up punch. I don’t know of anyone who could create more enthusiasm for the Party than Brown.

I don’t always trust the Republican leadership to do the smart or right thing. Some of it is ideology, but I suspect most of it is simply ineptitude. In the case of Scott Brown, I would not be surprised if some Republicans with fragile egos and ambition do not feel threatened by the new guy. If the Republicans are smart they will let Scott Brown deliver the Republican response. If he gives the speech, the announcement that he is going to give it will be news, the speech will be watched, the speech will be news, and the follow up commentary and analysis will be news. If the Republicans are smart Scott Brown will give the speech.

Sometimes work and life and a new computer that won’t work interfere with my blogging. I don’t have time to do what I want to do today. Please someone, start an i-petition and a Facebook “cause” to persuade the party to have Scott Brown give the Republican response to the State of the Union. Talk it up on political chat groups and e-blast your list and email and call the local conservative radio talk shows! Scott Brown needs to give the response.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Brown should give the Republican Response to State of the Unon.

President Obama is scheduled to give the State of the Union address on January 27th. When the President gives his state of the union address the opposition party is always given a chance to respond. Usually, no matter who gives it, the opposition party's response gets little attention and does not generate much excitement. Last year Bobby Jindal of Louisiana gave the Republican response. He was supposed to be a raising star in the party. I thought he bombed. I was not impressed. I have watched Scott Brown give campaign speeches and I watched his victory speech last night. He is a great speaker. He has charisma. He is attractive. He can give a great speech. And, he just won a tremendous victory against all odds. He has derailed the Obama revolution. Scott Brown should give the Republican response!

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NO DELAYS: SEAT SCOTT BROWN NOW!

We, the American People, call on Senator-Elect Scott Brown to be seated immediately, and that openness and transparency be brought to the debate over healthcare reform and all other issues before Congress.

The voters in Massachusetts have spoken. By a comfortable margin of 7% they have elected Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate. Democrat leaders such as Harry Reid have floated the idea of dragging their feet in seating Scott Brown - with the hopes that they can ram through their awful healthcare bill before Brown can be seated.

We reject any and all attempts to delay the certification of this election and call for the immediate seating of Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate!

Pleae sign the petition, "Seat Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate" http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/seatscottbrown/

Please add your signature. It's free and takes just a few seconds of your time.

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SEAT SCOTT BROWN IMMEDIATELY

If you have a Facebook account, please join this cause: SEAT SCOTT BROWN IMMEDIATELY

We demand that newly elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown be seated and sworn-in to the United States Senate immediately.No delays by Massachusetts democratic party, Harry Reid, lawyers or shady organizations such as ACORN will be acceptable.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We Won! We Won! We Won!

Scott Brown takes Massachusetts!

I don’t know when I have been more excited about a candidate winning an election. Probably not since Reagan was elected President. I feel like we have taken our country back. If we can win in Massachusetts we can win anywhere! I know there is still a long way to go but President Obama put his prestige on the line and lost. Obama made this a referendum on his presidency. He lost. The writing is on the wall. We will retake our country.

I was doing some phone bank volunteer work tonight at the state Party headquarters for a local Republican organizing effort and was working with about fifteen other Republicans. When the AP called the election for Scott Brown, the room broke into spontaneous applause and cheers. It was a great place to be to witness this victory. This win in Massachusetts changes the political landscape. We have a right to be energized and excited. We not only won, we won by a sizable majority.

The Democrats will try to rationalize this lost. They are already saying Coakley did not work hard enough and ran a lack luster campaign. That is all true, but Massachusetts is a state with a three to one Democratic Party majority. Ted Kennedy had held this seat for 47 years. If there was any safe seat for a Democrat, this was it. There is no way to rationalize this loss. It was a referendum on Obama’s presidency and Obama’s policies were repudiated.

The Democrats may still ram through Obamacare but it will be at their own peril. If they delay allowing Brown to take his seat, the public disgust with the Democrats and their backroom deals and crooked politics will only grow. The tide has turned. The Obama revolution is over.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Harry Reid's light skinned American with no Negro dialect comic book

Harry Reid cartoon

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help Haiti

The news from Haiti has been heartbreaking. With current estimates of as many as 50,000 dead, this is a terrible tragedy. If relief efforts are not quick and effective many more will die. The threat of deaths from outbreaks of deadly decease and deaths from thirst and starvation and violence is very real. The human suffering is unimaginable and could get much worse.

Even in good times there are no good times in Haiti. It is one of the world’s hellholes. It is one of the poorest and least developed countries of the world. The average person lives on less than $2 per day. It is not for lack of assistance that Haiti is poor. The world has forgiven debt and poured untold treasure into Haiti to see it stolen by the series of corrupt dictators who have ruled that nation. Haiti was a basket case before this disaster and will be so long after it is forgotten.

Haiti is also one of the least healthy countries of the world, ravaged by AIDS and diseases that hardly exist elsewhere. The per capita annual expenditure on health care is about $67 compared to over $6000 in the U.S. With malnutrition the norm and an unhealthy population anyway, the Haitian people are more vulnerable to death from starvation and disease following the devastation of the quake than would be the people of other nations.

Last night I was flipping channels and landed on one of the religious channels and PTL was reporting on the Haitian disaster and then made a pitch for contributions for Haitian relief. I don’t know how much of the money raised for Haitian relief through PTL will actually go to Haitian relief but I would not give them a dime. I just don’t trust them. People who live in numerous mansions scattered around the country and who fly in their private luxurious jet and raise their money by begging for contribution from widows living on social security are not gong to be trusted with my charitable contributions.

There are many worthwhile charitable organizations raising funds for Haitian relief, but unfortunately there are many charlatans, poorly managed charities, and people with their own agenda raising money. Please know who you are giving to and don’t be scammed. Just because someone can tug at the heartstrings does not mean they are doing the Lord’s work.

Please don’t sent money to a foreign bank account or contribute on the internet or respond to a telephone solicitation from an organization you never heard of without checking them out. I always feel comfortable contributing to the American Red Cross but there are plenty of other good organizations. Other charities that I feel good about are World Relief, Doctors without Borders, and Oxfam, but of course there are also many other worthwhile organizations.

I have made my contribution and urge everyone to do so and to help bring relief to the suffering of Haiti and to help avert a larger disaster. Other than pray and contribute there is not much most of us can do. Do what you can.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Brown Leads by 4 Points!

In the most recent poll, Scott Brown leads Martha Coakley by four points! Wow! The momentum is going Brown's way. He continues to climb in the polls.

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Martha Coakley staffer attacks repoter.


After leaving her DC lobbyist fundraiser, Coakley fails to answer a question as to whether she stands by her comments that terrorists are not in Afghanistan. Coakley simply responds by asking if there are any more questions. When McCormack tries to follow up with Coakley, he is attacked by a member of Coakley's entourage and thrown to the ground as Coakley looks on. After he gets up, McCormack is attacked again, and not allowed to pass.

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Don’t let them take Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat!

Joe Kennedy

Massachusetts Voters!
Don’t let them take Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat!

That seat should forever belong to a Kennedy.

It is an outrage that anyone but a Kennedy should ever sit in that seat!

There is a Kennedy running to fill the seat that was left vacant by the death of our beloved Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
He is from Massachusetts and his name is Kennedy, what more do you need to know?

On Tuesday November 19, go to the polls and vote for Joe Kennedy!
(Those intending to vote for Martha Coakley should go to the polls on Wednesday November 20)

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scott Brown tells CNN's David Gergen..

"Well with all due respect its not the Kennedys' seat, and its not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat."



CNN senior political analyst David Gergen did not even try to hide his bias in moderating a debate between Republican challenger Scott Brown and Democrat Martha Coakley.

In the debate, he asked Republican candidate Scott Brown a question about his opposition to the pending health care bill and asked whether he'd be willing to "sit in Teddy Kennedy's seat and say, I'm going to be the person who's going to block it for another 15 years."

Brown responded, "Well, with all due respect it's not the Kennedys' seat, and it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat."

I saw the full debate on CSPAN. Brown is quick, sharp, charismatic, knowledgeable and confident. This man needs to win! If he wins, he could quickly be a potential Presidential contender. He would be star in the Republican Party. I think we need new faces. We need a new star. Quite frankly, I am not enamored of any of the current Republicans mentioned as possible presidential nominees. None of them really do it for me. I want some fresh faces in the party.

This race is so very, very close and no one thought a Republican had a chance of taking it. There is probably not a lot anyone can do from here, now to impact this race. I don't know, but I wonder if even more contributions would help at this late date. Brown may have raised more than can be spent in Monday's moneybomb. There may not even be more media buys available. If you haven't given, please contribute anyway however. More money still might make a difference and the Democrats are still funnelling massive amounts to the Coakley campaign.

I doubt outside Republican leaders going into the state to campaign for Brown would help. Any outside Republican, (Newt, McConnell, Palin, McCain, Romney) may cost him as many votes as they win for him. They each have their negatives. Maybe some billboards that say "Joe Kennedy for Senate" would help. Maybe if Obama would go to the state and campaign for Coakley, that would help Brown. I don't know. Maybe Coakley will do or say something really stupid in the final days of this campaign. I am praying for bad weather on election day.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Rasmussen poll shows Massachusetts election is a dead heat

A new Rasmussen poll has come out showing the Massachusetts Special Election for U.S. Senate is a dead heat. The poll has Democrat Martha Coakley (49%)leading Republican Scott Brown (47%) by just a 2% margin.

The previous Rasmussen poll showed Brown closing the gap but still down 9%. This new poll shows the momentum continues to be with Scott Brown.

This latest poll results also include “leaners,” described as those who don’t initially have a preference for one of the major candidates but indicate that they are leaning in that direction. Without “leaners,” Brown was actually ahead by a single percentage point.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scott Brown Money Bomb Raises $1.3 Million in One Day

Scott Brown Money Bomb Raises $1.3 Million in One Day!

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scott Brown pulls ahead! Leads 48 to 47 in MA.

Republican challenger Scott Brown has just pulled ahead of the Democratic incumbent Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts Senate race. According to Public Policy Polling, Brown now leads 48 to 47! Fantastic!

There is still time to impact this race. Scroll down two post and see the link to dropping the moneybomb.

Below is the PPP press release.

Senate Race Competitive

Raleigh, N.C. – The race to replace Ted Kennedy in the US Senate is looking like a toss up, with Republican Scott Brown up 48-47 on Martha Coakley.
Brown is benefiting from depressed Democratic interest in the election and a huge lead among independents for his surprisingly strong standing. Those planning to vote in the special election only report having voted for Barack Obama in 2008 by a 16 point margin, in contrast to his actual 26 point victory in the state.
That decline in turnout from Obama voters plagued Democratic candidates for Governor in Virginia and New Jersey last fall. Beyond that 66% of Republicans say they’re ‘very excited’ about turning out while only 48% of Democrats express that sentiment.

Brown leads 63-31 with independents and is winning 17% of the Democratic vote while
Coakley receives only 6% support from GOP voters. Both candidates are relatively popular, with 57% viewing Brown favorably to only 25% unfavorable and 50% with a positive opinion of Coakley to 42% negative.

Those folks planning to vote in the special election are actually opposed to Obama’s health care plan by a 47/41 margin and only narrowly express approval of the President’s overall job performance 44/43.

“The Massachusetts Senate race is shaping up as a potential disaster for Democrats,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Martha Coakley’s complacent campaign has put Scott Brown in a surprisingly strong position and she will need to step it up in the final week to win a victory once thought inevitable.”

PPP surveyed 744 likely Massachusetts voters from January 7th to 9th. The margin of error is +/-3.6%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
Complete results are attached and can be found at www.publicpolicypolling.com.
If you would like an interview regarding this release, please contact Dean Debnam at
(888) 621-6988 or 919-880-4888.

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MoveOn Member: Stop Scott Brown. "A Republican victory here would be a catastrophe—Democrats would lose their 60th vote."

I would bet most readers of A Disgruntled Republican are not members of MoveOn.org. I am. I am so you don't have to be. I thought you might find it interesting to see how concerned the left is about the possibility of losing the Ted Kennedy Senate seat to a Republican. Please read. If the left should loose this seat they would have a major pity party and would have the wind taken from their sail. Please, please do anything you can do to help Scott Brown take this seat. The post following this one has information about how to drop the moneybomb and push Scott Brown over the top. Also, I don't know for sure that God is Republican but I am praying for a blizzard in Massachusetts on January 19. Please pray for that blizzard; it can't hurt.

An interesting unknown in this race is the roll of the third party candidate. Some reports call him a "libertarian." I really have not researched him and don't know a lot about him. He could hurt Brown by pulling away a few votes that would otherwise go to the Republican. On the other hand, the third party candidate is named "Joe Kennedy." How lucky is that? I have always thought that stupid Democrats were more stupid than stupid Republicans. I am betting that Joe Kennedy will cost the Democrat more votes than he cost the Republican. We could win this one. It would be a fantastic victory. I know it is a long shot, but it is worth the investment.

Dear MoveOn member,

In 11 days, we could lose progressive hero Ted Kennedy's Senate seat—and with it, any hope for passing major progressive legislation this year.

A new poll Tuesday showed Democrat Martha Coakley's lead in the special election to succeed Kennedy is at the edge of the margin of error, and the non-partisan Cook Political Report now says it's very competitive.1 And today, some of the people behind the infamous Swift Boat and racist Willie Horton ads are spending $400,000 on a new attack ad. Republican Scott Brown and his extreme right-wing supporters are significantly outspending Coakley on TV.2

A Republican victory here would be a catastrophe—Democrats would lose their 60th vote in the Senate, health care could die, and the Republicans could block pretty much anything they want.

We can't let a right-winger take over Ted Kennedy's seat because not enough progressives are paying attention. Coakley urgently needs help before it's too late. Your contribution in the next 24 hours will help her expand her all-out campaign for victory. Can you contribute $5 to Coakley's campaign right away?

https://pol.moveon.org/give/coakley_martha.html?id=18516-15255949-5ZzxPYx&t=3
Martha Coakley will carry on Ted Kennedy's progressive legacy. In endorsing Coakley, Vicki Kennedy, Ted Kennedy's wife, said, "My husband fought for healthcare reform for more than 40 years. Martha Coakley shares those critical beliefs." Coakley has also been outspoken against restrictions in the bill on women's right to choose.3

As Massachusetts Attorney General, Coakley was aggressive in challenging the Wall Street titans who helped bring on the financial crisis, and she recovered tens of millions of dollars for taxpayers and victims of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and UBS for their deceptive activities.4 She'll be a strong fighter in Washington for tough regulations on the financial industry.

And Republican Scott Brown? He's a "free enterprise advocate"5 who thinks the system works just fine. But he's giving Coakley a serious challenge. He promised, "As the 41st senator I can stop a lot of this stuff in its tracks....I can actually force them to go back to the drawing board."6 And there are rumors that the Republican Party and the Club for Growth will also begin attack ads on Coakley soon.

And the race is further confused by the presence of a 3rd candidate, named Joe Kennedy, who isn't related to Ted Kennedy, but is a tea-party extremist. Martha Coakley needs our help to cut through the clutter and get her message out—on TV, at the doors, and on the phones.

At this moment, when Ted Kennedy's greatest goal in life is within reach, we cannot afford to let Republican extremists snatch away his legacy. Can you help with an urgent contribution of $5? Click here:

https://pol.moveon.org/give/coakley_martha.html?id=18516-15255949-5ZzxPYx&t=4
Thank you. Sincerely,

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Drop the Moneybomb for Scott Brown

Scot Brown campaign

Friend,

The far left wing attack machine is stepping up to try and defeat our movement to win the Special Election for the United States Senate on January 19th. The radical MoveOn.org has decided to MoveIn to Massachusetts to try and help the lethargic Martha Coakley campaign gain some traction. The SEIU, the nation's largest public employee union is also pouring thousands of dollars into this race to defeat our movement.

These groups like MoveOn.org and the SEIU along with the political machine in Massachusetts have an agenda to continue the reckless spending in Washington and to dramatically expand the size of government.

There is only one thing standing between these groups and their hope for a victory on January 19th, and that is you.

On Monday, January 11th we are having a moneybomb and I am asking for your pledge, right now. Once you make your pledge today, please return to RedInvadesBlue.com on Monday, January 11th to fulfill your pledge and make your contribution.

I refuse to let these far-left groups slow our momentum with their special interest money and I'm asking you to help us fight back, right now.

Our Brown Brigade is strong and our morale is high. Together, we have built a strong grassroots movement to win this special election for the United States Senate on January 19th and send a political shock-wave across the country and to the Washington establishment.

If we win on January 19th, it will deliver a devastating blow to the out-of-control spending bureaucrats and those that want a Government Run take-over of our health care.

You can send a strong message right now by going to RedInvadesBlue.com and making your pledge, right now.

To Victory,


Scott Brown

P.S. Our call from home application is a fantastic way to volunteer to reach the voters that we need to turn out on Election Day - it's critical to inform OUR voters about Election Day being January, 19.


Comment: I dropped my $35 last night. If you have not given, please do. I can't think of better race to win than this one. If I was young and unencumbered, I would head to Massachusetts to volunteer. Conservatives across America need to rally to this campaign. Don't forget to pray for a blizzard on election day.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Could Scott Brown actually take Ted Kennedy's seat?

Scott Brown for Senate
It is possible! Please contribute now!

I know it hard to believe but the Senate seat held forever by the late Senator Ted Kennedy is in play. According to a Rasmussen poll on Tuesday, State Attorney General Martha Coakley holds only a nine-point lead over her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown in that Massachusetts contest. Seven percent of the voters are still undecided.

I know it is an uphill fight, but who would have ever thought a contest for Kennedy's Senate seat could be that close. If Republicans can win Massachusetts they can win anywhere. Win or loose, that the contest is this close is significant. This bodes well for Republicans next fall. What an astounding victory it would be if Republicans could take this seat. If a Republican can win this contest, many Democrats will simply decide to retire.

When a race is this close then voter intensity counts. Brown has the enthusiasm factor. If a blizzard hits on election day the candidate with the most committed supporters could win. Election day efforts to get voters to the polls can make a difference when elections are this close.

Unfortunately the fight is a David versus Goliath battle. The Dems vastly outnumber the Repubs in Massachusetts and Coakley has a current war chest of almost three times that of Brown and throughout the campaign she has vastly outspent Brown. Brown has spent only $450,000 on television ads compared to $1.4 million by Coakley. (link) The momentum however is going in the direction of Brown! Daily, the gap has been narrowing and recently funds have been pouring into the Brown campaign. While there are only eleven days left until the election, a lot can happen in eleven days.

I can't support every Republican running and am a person of modest means, but I just now made a $35 contribution to the Scott Brown campaign. This is a race worth contributing to. This would be a great seat to win. Please send a contribution now to the link below and pray for a blizzard on election day.

Contribute to the Scott Brown Campaign.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Obama: "These negotiations will be on C-span."

"Not negotiating behind closed doors..."

"..but these negotiations will be on C-span."

"It will be on C-span."

"We will have the negotiations on C-span; it will be televised."

Is President Obama truth-challenged? Did Obama misspeak? Does anyone care?

Would it be impolite to say President Obama is a liar?

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Editorial Boards Weigh in on Democrats’ Decision to Break the President’s “C-SPAN Pledge”

by Kevin Boland on January 6th, 2010

Reports that President Obama and Democratic Congressional leaders have cut a deal to skip a formal Conference on their health care legislation - a flat violation of the President’s promise that such negations would be broadcast on C-SPAN for the American people to see - has provoked outrage across America.

Today, editorial boards from coast to coast weighed in, and - to say the least - they disagree with Speaker Pelosi’s assertion that “There has never been a more open process.”

A roundup of newspaper editorials from this morning’s papers follows:

Boston Herald: “Let Public in the Room”

"This administration - and Democratic leaders - talk a good game about transparency in government. Now they have an opportunity to practice it. If they’re going to throw the legislative rulebook out the window, at the very least they could give congressional Republicans a chance to watch the process on TV."


Investor’s Business Daily: “Let the Sun Shine”

"House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, has called the Democrats’ plan to bypass a conference committee a “shady backroom deal.” An overstatement? Hardly. One House Democratic aide told a blogger that “this process cuts out the Republicans.” The Democrats fear that if they follow the traditional route, the GOP could use the Senate filibuster rule to shut down the process of organizing the committee.

"Bypassing a conference committee also cuts out a public that will suffer losses from whatever monstrosity is produced by the cover of darkness. Americans stand to lose their power of choice over health care decisions and be stripped of a significant portion of their earnings to pay for a plan most don’t want. They deserve to see in an open forum what is being done to them. Instead, they’re likely to get whatever the Democrats want to force on them."


New York Daily News: “Ready for Prime Time”

"Candidate Barack Obama made a straightforward health care reform promise on the campaign trail in 2008: ‘We’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so the people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents and who is making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.’ At the time, he hit all the right notes. Populism. Transparency. Good government. But today, President Obama is not quite with the program."


Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Broken Promise”

"What Americans don’t know — and what they won’t get to see — is how far Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi will go to get what they want. Taxpaying voters will be cut off from the decisive debate on a monstrous increase in consumer costs and federal authority. Can senators and representatives defend the economically impossible concepts they embrace — more health care, lower costs — in spontaneous, free-flowing discussions? Or will they simply push forward a slip of paper with the dollar amount needed to secure their support, as Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., already has?"


New York Post: “Dems Against Democracy”

"As DC Democrats slink behind closed doors to craft a final health-care bill — thousands of pages long and sure to sap the nation’s economic future — Americans need to ask: Just what are Dems so ashamed of? ‘We will do what is necessary to pass the bill,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted, as she and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved to forgo a panel to finalize legislation. Instead, they’ll build their Frankenstein’s monster of a bill in secret, mocking democratic principles all the way."


The Wall Street Journal: “The Tom DeLay Democrats”

"Evading conference has become standard operating procedure in this Congress, though you might think they’d allow for the more open and thoughtful process on what Mr. Obama has called ‘the most important piece of social legislation since the Social Security Act passed in the 1930s and the most important reform of our health-care system since Medicare passed in the 1960s’…Apparently this Congress knows no shame."

Comment
In my last post I said an intemperate thing when I condemned the "sanctimonious main stream press" for their failure to condemn the disgraceful backroom deal making and lack of transparency in the health care refrom legislation negotiations. I should not paint all of the press with the same brush. They are not "phonies, one and all." There are still some elements of the press that have integrity and believe in good government and democracy.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Open the Health Care Negotiations!

The Democrats are proving they are the party of the backroom deal, the party of special interest, kickbacks and bought votes. Did a candidate named Obama once say something about "transparency?" Why are Democrats afraid of making law in the light of day? Where are all of the so-called good-government types like Common Cause and League of Women Voters and the idealistic youth of America and most of the sanctimonious main stream press? Damn phonies, one and all! The new Democratic Party would make Mayor Daley proud. The Democrats are still the party of the corrupt political machine.

C-SPAN asks Dems to televise negotiations for health reform bill
By Eric Zimmermann - 01/05/10 09:29 AM ET, The Hill

Democratic leaders have reportedly decided to skip formal conference and instead talk behind closed doors to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate bills.

C-SPAN, which would normally televise a conference committee, especially on such a hot topic, wants the negotiations to be public.

"Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation


Boehner backs move to open health care talks to media
Posted: January 5th, 2010 04:34 PM ET, CNN Politics

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican in the House of Representatives is backing a move by C-SPAN to allow television coverage of House-Senate health care reform negotiations.
In a December 30 letter to Democratic and Republican congressional leadership, C-SPAN Chairman Brian Lamb requested that they "open all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage."

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Special First Tuesday: Jobs

Date: Monday Jan 11, 2010 (First Tuesday is second Monday this month only.)
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Waller Lansden, 511 Union St Floor 27, Nashville, TN 37201

1ST TUESDAY attendees:
Of course the word for 2010 will be "JOBS" -- wished I was going to get a nickle for every time we hear that word spoken by an Obama Admin supporter this year !!
Given the importance of this topic, it will be the focus of our meeting this month.

1st Tuesday is a always a great event. Hear interesting speakers in a room with a view, have a nice meal for a reasonable price and network with other Republicans. Park cheap at 511 Union or free or cheap in the public garage beneath the library, which is less than a block away. Anyone is welcome to attend. The meeting is exactly one hour long, so you can attend and not be gone from work that long. Lunch is from Alexander's Catering and is $20 for guests, $15 for members. Membership in 1st Tuesday is only $20 a year. If you are a Republican or a conservative and in the Nashville area, you really owe it to yourself to start attending 1st Tuesday.

For more information click here: 1st Tuesday Meetup.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Joy Behar Caption Contest

Joy Behar

The winner of this contest will have the screen shot of their blog put on the top of the Conservative Blogs Central website for a week. If you do not have a blog and you win you can recommend any blog (A Disgruntled Republican?) on Conservative Blog Central and the blog will be displayed at the top of the page. So click the link below and post a suggested caption.

Here's the rules....

* Enter the funnest caption pertaining to the picture you can think of ...

* "Winner" will be determined by the caption that makes me laugh the hardest ...

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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It's so Cold


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John Coleman on Global Warming

John Coleman is a TV weatherman and founder of the Weather Channel. This is his take on global warming. It should be pointed out that Coleman is not a scientist, but then neither is Al Gore.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

What do you think about global warming?

What I think about global warming can’t be put on a bumper sticker, not does it make a nice slogan. I think the issue is complicated with a lot of unknowns and there is a lot of components to the question. The question, “What do you think about global warming?” is really several questions. Do you think it is occurring? If that question is answered in the affirmative then that leads to other questions. If it is occurring, is it manmade? If it is manmade, what should we do about it? Assuming it is occurring, how severe is it? Do we have time to stop it? Can it be stopped? Below are my thoughts at this time.

(1) Climategate cast doubt on the theory of global warming. Climategate revealed data tampering, conspiracy and group-think. It showed that some scientist reached conclusions and forced the evidence to support the conclusions. Evidence that did not support the conclusions was doctored to show something it didn’t and then the raw data was destroyed. Scientist resisted efforts to comply with freedom of information acts and resisted efforts for others to see their research. Scientist who did not support the dominant theory were marginalized and silenced. For me, Climategate threw serious doubt on the validity the theory.

(2) Climategate does not negate the other evidence however. Despite the revelations of climategate there is still a large body of evidence that supports the climate change theory. There are hundreds of scientists throughout the world studying this issue. Many governments, organizations, and scientist all came to the same conclusion that climate change is occurring and it is manmade. I find it hard to believe that climate change theory is all a hoax and is a large enough hoax to encompass all of the individuals and agencies involved. Also, there is the physical evidence of shrinking glaciers and melting icecaps. I do not believe JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA, or that 9-11 was an inside job, or that the moon landing was faked. I have a hard time believing in grand conspiracies. It is hard to get a large number of people to perpetuate a hoax or keep a secret. On balance, Climategate cast doubt on the theory of global warming but did not disprove it.

(3) The Consensus on global warming is less solid than has been presented. There are reasonable people and credentialed scientist who are critics of the theory or some aspects of the theory. These critics have been hushed and should be given a voice and platform. The science should not be considered settled.

(4) Climate change is occurring and has always occurred. The earth has always been cooling or warming. Climate has never been stable. That climate change is occurring and that there is a warming trend seems undeniable.

(5) We do not know the ideal temperature of the earth. Is one half of one degree less than it is today the ideal temperature? What should the temperature be? How do we know that what is occurring is not a natural fluctuation. The climate warmed in previous periods prior to man’s ability to impact it. If man’s production of global warming pollutants is causing global warming, perhaps it is even a good thing and is helping us avoid another ice age. How do we know that manmade global warming is not a countervailing force to global cooling? Maybe the scientist of the 60’s were correct after all and the world was heading for another ice age until manmade global warming reversed the trend. I have these doubts but will acquiesce and assume that global warming is a bad thing. I do wonder however how one determines that a degree less or a degree more is not really the ideal or natural temperature of the earth.

(6) Assuming climate change is global warming and it is manmade, I do not know that anyone knows what to do about it. Copenhagen accomplished virtually nothing and global warming emissions increased under Kyoto. Assuming global warming is occurring and assuming it is manmade; the prospects for stopping it are not very encouraging. Poor countries understandably are not willing to forgo the economic development that the prosperous countries enjoyed. I don’t blame them. In times of economic downturn, many in the developed countries are not willing to accept a curtailment of growth that would most likely be necessary to combat global warming and they are not willing to pay a fee to poorer, often corrupt, countries for those countries foregoing development.

(7) The current proposal for Cap and Trade will do virtually nothing to curtail global warming emission and will be detrimental to economic growth and simply expand government. In theory cap and trade could successfully curtail CO2 emissions. The cap and trade bill under consideration however, gives away too many credits and is in essence a tax on consumers. A revenue-neutral cap and trade with no give away of credits could possibly work, but has never been proposed. Another problem with proposed cap and trade is the use of carbon offsets. Carbon offsets are fraudulent and fictitious. A better method of reducing carbon emission would be a revenue neutral carbon tax.

(8) Carbon-based fuel should cost more. Even if global warming theory is incorrect we need to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. We need to do it for our national security. People will not conserve simply because it is a noble thing to do. If energy cost more, people would change their behavior. When gas was $4 a gallon people used less of it. If gas prices had stayed high we would have seen the popularity of smaller vehicles and carpooling. Over time high energy prices would cause people to choose to live closer to work instead of far-flung suburbs and houses with less square feet would be more desirable. Alternative fuels would flourish if only carbon based fuels cost more. Tinkering with CAFE standards and Cash for Clunkers programs and exhortations to combine trips and properly inflate your tires are going to have minimal impact on use of carbon fuels.

(9) Even if we had in place a workable cap and trade policy or a carbon tax and international treaties, I do not know that there is time enough to curtail carbon emissions sufficient to stop global warming. Assuming global warming is occurring, how fast is it occurring? I don’t know if the IPCC overestimates the danger from warming or underestimates it. According to Al Gore. the polar ice caps will be melted within five years. Other global warming alarmists likewise warn that the end is near. Even if we took immediate steps to radically reduce carbon emissions, it would take some years before the climate trend would be reversed. Reversing climate is like turning an ocean liner; it is not quick or easy. There may not be time to do it.

(9) Assuming climate change is real and it is global warming and it is manmade and the end is near, I think the solution for surviving it lies in geoengineering. I do not think we can save ourselves by abandoning technology. If I accept all of the above assumptions, then I think we need to pour money into efforts to use mankind’s ability to innovate and problem solve to combat global warming and in efforts to accommodate global warming. We need to move aggressively to manipulate the environment. We need to pursue ocean iron fertilization. We need to seed the atmosphere with reflective particles that will allow cooling of the earth while we have time to curtail harmful emission. We should aggressively pursue carbon sequestration. We should aggressively pursue replacing carbon-based energy with nuclear energy.

(10) Environmentalist may be the worse enemy of saving the planet. Assuming global warming is a reality and the survival of the planet is in danger, the environmentalist are likely to be the ones who will stand in the way of effective efforts to save it. I am not speaking of all environmentalists of course; I am myself an environmentalist. I love nature. I hike and birdwatch and I used to canoe and camp. I want clean air and clean water and I want to save beautiful vistas and natural waterfalls for future generations and I want endangered species to survive. I oppose mountain top removal and other practices that degrade the environment. I believe we should be good stewards of the earth. The most vocal of environmentalist, however, seem to have an agenda that goes beyond protecting the environment. Unfortunately, the most alarmist of the global warming theorist are also the people who think we need to live in harmony with nature rather than take dominion over nature and be good stewards of the earth. Rather than using clean nuclear energy to heat our homes they would prefer we shiver in caves. Much of the environmentalist movement is anti-human, anti-progress, anti-growth, anti-technology and anti-capitalist. Much of environmentalism is closer to an ideology and a faith than simply advocacy of policies that are protective of the environment. Instead of advocating practical solutions for combating global warming, many environmentalists are more concerned with changing people’s hearts and attitudes. Assuming global warming is real and the worst predictions are correct, the enemies of surviving it are the anti-technology and anti-market environmentalists themselves.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 Happy New Year

Rod Williams and Louella Ballenger






Happy New Year from Rod and Louella


New Year Political Cartoon

Rebecca and Louella, New Years
Rebecca and Louella, New Years
New year's political cartoon
New year's political cartoon
Santa Claus celebrating New year's

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