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Whose fault is it?

Posted in Culture, Economy, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2009 by thedoyle

According to President Obama and his blind-faith worshipers its all the Republican’s fault that he can’t get anything done and that the stimulus is a failure.

John Hinderaker at Powerline notes a section of Obama’s recent radio address where Obama is now trying to say that Healthcare is important for jobs. Actually it will kill more jobs if it passes but that’s not the point I am raising here. Instead look at Obama’s comment, “I will not accept partisan efforts to block reform at any cost.” There is no way the republicans CAN BLOCK ANYTHING, they are totally out of power, they cannot filibuster they cannot vote anything down. Obama is already trying to lay the groundwork for blaming any failure on a party who cannot stop him. Obama’s problem is other Democrats who have actually listened to the people and the people have told them, “no freakin’ way.” But Obama obviously can’t go around blaming his own party, that’s political suicide so he opts for outright lies, which is his standard play.

Over at Pirate’s Cove, William Teach has noted another liberal trying to blame Republicans for Obama’s failure. I stole his post title, I admit it. Teach correctly notes the difference between who owns what fault when Bush was in office and now and also correctly notes the odd rush to pass the stimulus and the lack of any result.

Finally, Saturday Night Live mocked Obama’s lack of any results in their opening skit last night but at least they didn’t blame Republicans. Its a sad day when SNL is more intellectually honest then our President or his followers.

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Obama’s UN Speech: More forceful against Global Warming than dictators

Posted in Culture, Economy, Environment, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by thedoyle

In addition to Obama’s self-absorbed speech in which he lauded the collective, knelt before dictators and stood up against a democratic Israel, Obama also warmed up the crowd for the main purpose of the waste of energy and resources that is the Global Warming…er Climate Change Summit. I have mentioned before I love how they changed the name to fear from Global Warming to Global Climate Change. The part of Obama’s speech on Climate Change was as filled with lies and fantasy as the rest of his speech on foreign policy.

Obama starts off with “The danger posed by climate change cannot be denied.”
Au contraire, I can deny it. Climate Change is a natural part of the planet. We have gotten warmer before and we have gotten colder before all without the help of SUV’s and humanity and the planet has survived it. The left’s fervor for the religion of Global Warming has them equating people like me with Holocaust deniers, demanding deniers be put into re-education camps, and drafting criminal charges for deniers, hell Obama hired the guy who helped draft those charges. For the zealots of Global Warming any dissent is dismissed, any evidence that Man isn’t the cause must come from oil companies or anti-“fill in the blank” scientists who should be ignored.

Nevermind the fact that AGW prophets seem to be missing their own evidence. From the article:
So the weather data that go into the historical climate records that are required to verify models of global warming aren’t the original records at all. Jones and Wigley, however, weren’t specific about what was done to which station in order to produce their record, which, according to the IPCC, showed a warming of 0.6° +/– 0.2°C in the 20th century.

Now begins the fun. Warwick Hughes, an Australian scientist, wondered where that “+/–” came from, so he politely wrote Phil Jones in early 2005, asking for the original data. Jones’s response to a fellow scientist attempting to replicate his work was, “We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?”

Reread that statement, for it is breathtaking in its anti-scientific thrust. In fact, the entire purpose of replication is to “try and find something wrong.” The ultimate objective of science is to do things so well that, indeed, nothing is wrong.

I really can’t stress reading that article enough, and it isn’t the only place that apparently those who claim “the debate is over” and it “cannot be denied” seem to want to keep info to themselves:
“If they had evidence of their Global Warming claims surely world leaders would show it to the world. Yet the UN still haven’t replied to the letter from ‘The gang of 13’ scientists in July 2008 asking for simple evidence of the UN claims on Global Warming – http://www.tech-know.eu/uploads/Letter_UN_Sec_Gen_Ban_Ki-moon.pdf.

So what is the data, I hear you ask. Obviously the IPCC has put out models before, so let’s look at if the data holds up from what they did put out. Seems that the predictions don’t hold up, but the AGW zealots will tell you the debate is over. If its over its only because the AGW zealots are pulling a Miracle Max impression, “I’m not listening”

Back to the Zealot-in-Chief’s UN speech:
“Land that human beings have lived on for millennia will disappear. Future generations will look back and wonder why we refused to act”
Um, if the planet will eat us alive and there’s drought, famine and loss of land…who are these future generations he’s talking about? I’ll leave that one alone for now.

This to me is the crux of what was wrong with what he said:
“While we must acknowledge the need for differentiated responses, any effort to curb carbon emissions must include the fast-growing carbon emitters who can do more to reduce their air pollution without inhibiting growth. And any effort that fails to help the poorest nations both adapt to the problems that climate change have already wrought and help them travel a path of clean development simply will not work.”
This has been a problem with the prophets of AGW, they believe in conversion by the sword and it is developing nations who are the ones to suffer under the Holy Gorean Church. Third World Countries often have plenty of resources they could use to improve their standard of living but they are blackmailed by Gaia’s soldiers into a worse existence all for mother earth, well actually its for allowing Gaia’s soldiers to pat themselves on the back while they do whatever they damn well please. Hypocrites.

Obama’s fantasy aside and even ignoring his Energy Secretary’s foolish and patronizing admonishment of US Citizens the fact is these nitwits truly believe the planet will kill us in a few years. The truly scary thing is they are creating laws that will not only affect business but effect every single person and all under the rubric of “for your own good.”

But will it really be good? Spain recently put out a report that its “Green Jobs” hurt its economy, that report was blasted by the Left, who once again did their Miracle Max impression. Obama tried to calm fears that environmental laws won’t affect jobs. Former President Bill Clinton appears to have broken orthodoxy and admitted the report from Spain is true. Of course like the Global Warming Data, they also won’t release the audio.

Besides changing words to make their hysteria more hysterical, Gaia’s true believers also make sure news stories fit their storyline no matter what the facts and they ignore any chance of an explanation other than evil Man and those evil SUVs made by evil business. Of course if that giant ball of light and heat 93 million miles away is in fact beginning to cool and if it does in fact create a period of cooling, won’t those who worship at the alter of the Goracle be embarrassed?
No of course they won’t be, it will be like any other mystic in the pages of the Weekly World News or Inquirer who predict the end of the world and then when the date passes they claim we were saved at the last minute. They will go back to the claims of the 70’s that we are heading towards another ice age and have to pass sweeping laws to control everyone’s lives in order to save the planet and that we have only months to do or else.

Now that I am done mocking and pointing out the dangers of these hypocrites let me say something that needs to be said, I would like a cleaner planet. Clean water and clean air do matter to me, but funny enough I would like to see useful, directed and effective rules put in place. Rules that don’t destroy our economy, rules that don’t keep Third World Countries poor, rules that don’t require a huge expansion of government into citizens private lives all for the idea that we can “stop climate change.” The hubris required in such a belief that we can stop something that has happened for hundreds of millions of years is staggering. But to Gaia’s religious zealots such belief is commonplace and they are ready to martyr everyone else except themselves.

Ayn Rand fever: Catch it.

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by thedoyle

I have been hearing more of it lately, and I had been saying it for a long time myself, but Ayn Rand’s view of the world before John Galt stopped the engine of the world is getting closer.

Here Michelle Malkin notices it too:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/26/who-is-john-galt/

Obama wants to run the free world? He can’t even pick a good cabinet.

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by thedoyle

Soo hear the one about the Obama pick with some tax issues? Which one you ask? Well let’s start with the one who just withdrew.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/daschle_taxes

Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama‘s Health and Human Services secretary, faced with problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.”

Those last 5 words are very telling. Both men are just out for themselves so of course there will be a conflict of interest, but at the same time thieves work together all the time so what caused this particular split?

I am gonna skip the rest of the tax…”forgetters”? Isn’t that the official story for all of them? I want to talk about Eric Holder and more to the point how the media deals with anything from “The One”.

Whenever “The One” does anything the Media acts like a new mother whose baby has just filled his diaper. The mother coos and says, “Did you make a present for daddy?” I feel like the father who has the sense to say “That’s not a present…its shit.”

On that note lets talk about Holder and the Media’s reaction.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090203/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/holder_confirmation

“The lanky, 58-year-old former prosecutor, federal judge and No. 2 official during the Clinton administration promised the start of a new era at the Justice Department, which was wracked by Bush administration scandals over politically motivated hirings and firings. Holder has pledged to restore its reputation.”

Let me pause while I laugh now and that gives you time to check out the excellent work Paul Mirengoff did way back in November.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/11/022113.php

Now that you’ve read what Paul said about Holder’s work helping Bill Clinton pardon the FALN terrorists in order to help out Hillary’s election chances, doesn’t this sentence from the AP article make you pause; “Holder also will play a major role in the future of terrorism detainees.”? He can’t even seem to hold on to the ones we had before, and they want to give him more? But the AP article never mentions that, instead we get more shit like this:

“Attorney General Eric Holder, on his first day on the job, signaled a clean break with past policies of the Bush administration and promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.”

Again, its shit folks. But the media is telling you its a gift. Look he’s “signaling” for a “clean break.” Its BS and it reminds me of someone else who seemed pleased with a clean break from the past:

Governor Tarkin: The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

Also let’s look at the second part of that sentence “promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.”

Two things leap out at me, first how the whole sentence with that ending makes it seem as if Bush let Wall Street do what ever it wanted.  Which isn’t true. Enron was happily cheating people during the Clinton years, it finally got busted and punished under Bush. I dont claim Bush busted them, they screwed up on their own but he didn’t just let it slide. Also for years Bush was trying to add more regulation to Wall Street and that legiislation was stopped by the Dems. So overall the first idea the AP tries to sell turns out to be shit, but lets look just at cleaning up Wall street and llok at holders past and OBAMA”S FUTURE.

Holder worked to get Marc Rich pardoned under Clinton. So here’s a guy who has done worse things then the guys at Enron and Holder helps get him out of Jail.

What does that mean for Obama’s future? I think it means that “The One” has picked himself a good crony who will do whatever Obama wants and who has shown Obama that he has no qualms about throwing ethics out the window for the right guy i.e. a Dem President.

What has the Media done? They took someone who’s past is very visiably tarnished by obvious partisan and political HACK moves, threw in some wealth envy and class warfare, some Bush Hatred and tried to wrap it up with a bow and tell you its a present, a gift to you.

Its Shit.

Shouldn’t the Media do some minimum research before it prints lies for Obama?

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by thedoyle

When I woke up and turned on my computer one of the news stories I saw was this, headlined: “Obama signs bill making equal-pay lawsuits easier.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama

Please read the “news”story and see what you think. If I had zero information about the background I might have thought that the evil Supreme Court and Republicans were stil trying to keep women in their place especially that poor Ms. Ledbetter. But I DO have some background, apparently more than the AP does so I know the story is full of shit.

The good folks at Powerline had done some excellent research on their own about Ms. Ledbetter during the campaign since “The One” had made it an issue. Here is the post they had made in Sept about it:

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/09/021565.php

Paul Mirengoff points out that Ms. Ledbetter is lying because her claim contradicts her own sworn testimony. Is it any surprise that such lies don’t alter the stance of “The One”? Nope because Democrats and Liberals never let a lie get in the way of their goal, as a matter of fact lies usually help them get to their goal. Mr. Mirengoff noticed the legislation as well and has posted again on the topic.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/01/022671.php

But there is one thing he missed and that is the comment in the AP, “Obama cited Census Bureau figures that women still receive only about 78 cents for every dollar that men get for doing equivalent jobs — “women of color even less,” he said.” That’s a lie, folks, disguised as statistics. And we all know what Churchill said. This lie in particular has been around for a long time and it proves the Nazis right that a lie repeated enough becomes the truth. You see those statistics look at the career span between men and women in “similar” jobs. So it will look at two candidates one male and one female who work from the time they get out of college until they are both 65 and notice that the man has made more. BUT they don’t take into account that the man has actually worked more hours because the woman has taken off 5-6 years to raise a child or whatever. They also do include that more often than not the man had worked many hours more per week at the office, say 70 hours as opposed to the woman’s 50 hours per week.

Now the funny part.

If you bring up those qualifiers as I have just done, you are accused of sexism. That’s right, because if you bring up those facts you are accused of not taking into account how difficult it is for a woman in business. You are told that women should not have to suffer because they sacrifice for their family.

What a crock of shit. You make choices in your life. EVERYONE does. Those choices mean that some things are more important to you. Once you have decided what is most important, whatever is left and left behind is NOT a sacrifice. Sacrifice is when you give up your most precious possession.  So to claim that women have sacrificed for their family means they didn’t really want the family, and to me that’s kind of messed up. Perhaps they should look at themselves instead of complaining about the “Phallacracy” is keeping them down. 

And here’s yet another good idea. Don’t LIE about your problem and expect sympathy from me, or any other person who can reason. Fortunately you have the Liberals to take you in, and “The One” to fall for your bullshit and change the world to accomodate your lies.

I’m back

Posted in Culture, Economy, Environment, Politics with tags , , , , , , on January 7, 2009 by thedoyle

Sorry I have been away for so long I was in the boonies with my family and cut off from the modern world. New posts will be forthcoming. I know you were all so misty over my absence. But the new year is upon us and in two weeks the world gets their wish and the earth will heal, the oceans will shit gold, and the dodo will come back to life or whatever it was “The One” promised. You think I would miss that?

John Stossel is one of the few true Libertarian Journalists

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by thedoyle

Stossel continues to impress me with his work. He is one of the few who actually keeps his Libertarian ideals. That’s hard to do sometimes when everyone only thinks of Liberals or Conservatives. His latest article is another one that needs to be read by everyone.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/11/the_road_to_serfdom.html

“The “road to serfdom” is paved with such good intentions.”, Stossel writes. I was recently accused of being melodramtic by some frothing at the mouth Liberal for taking that idea to its end and saying the “the chains of slavery were clamped on to your wrists.” Some of us are just able to see further down the road.

This part is the one I have been harping on for months ever since Obama’s marxist-socialist ideal’s were exposed:

Obama promises:

“We will change the world … There is nothing we can’t do, nothing we can’t accomplish if we are unified”. …

Who is this “we” politicians always cite?

We can change the world for the better if “we” means hundreds of millions of free people pursuing their interests, inventing, building, parenting, helping.

But the politicians’ “we” is different. It means government. “We” will take your money by force and order you about. A democracy can become the tyranny of the majority. That’s no way to create prosperity. (emphasis mine)

Stossel is exactly right. Liberals only complain about government orders…when they’re not doing the ordering. Suddenly when they’re guy is in office a strong take charge President is just what this country ordered. Cause deep down they think they are safe from those orders. “A government policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw. In this case Liberals are Paul. It’s the rest of us that are Peter.