Tuesday, June 26, 2012


#GREENFAIL: Green company creates three jobs in three years, gets another $80 million from DOE. “Department of Energy officials gave a New Hampshire-based biofuel company access to $80 million for a Michigan project that has already fallen short of job creation expectations, despite receiving another $40 million in state and DOE subsidies.”

Monday, June 25, 2012

Obama’s reelection is the ultimate “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World “

Obama’s reelection is the ultimate “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World “ ”IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD” IS ONE OF THE GREAT MOVIES OF ALL TIMES. AGE HAS ONLY IMPROVED IT - GO GET THE MOVIE! Obama’s reelection is the ultimate studio production, a sort of political It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World that costs millions, features a cast of thousands, and stars some of the biggest names of the day. However, like all screwball comedies, things are not going as the protagonist intends. The entertainment industry has captured Obama’s presidency, and shifted the national agenda onto terrain familiar to California and New York liberals, but unfavorable to the independent voters who will decide 2012. Having alienated practically all of business and Wall Street, the president has come to rely on film, fashion, and music donors. He raffles off tickets to dinners with George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker, and backstage passes to see Marc Anthony. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has given $2 million to the Obama super PAC Priorities USA, even as his studio is under SEC investigation for alleged bribery of Chinese officials. The most recent list of contributors to the Democratic National Committee resembles a promo for a bad episode of Hollywood Squares: “Kirk Douglas, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, and Burt Bacharach.” That last name is worth mulling. To paraphrase another million-dollar Hollywood donor to Obama’s super PAC, here is a new rule: When one relies on the composer of “What’s New Pussycat” for money, it may be time to say a little prayer for one’s campaign.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Why Can't We Be More Like Europeans?

BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe's highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation. Did you get that? Employers in Europe are not only legally required to pay for four to six weeks of vacation, but for another four to six weeks if you get sick while on the beach in Italy. This has consequences. With much of Europe mired in recession, governments struggling to reduce budget deficits and officials trying to combat high unemployment, the ruling is a reminder of just how hard it is to shake up long-established and legally protected labor practices that make it hard to put more people to work and revive sinking economies. Allow me once again to be simple minded. There are two things

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Obama obviously fearful of armed Latinos. This profiling would never happen when he bloviates to Hollywood Celebrities. “It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” an official of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials warned guests as they finished up their chicken lunches on Friday. She added: “I’m not joking.” At the event, the Secret Service made hundreds of guests give up their forks and knives before the president entered the room. The Secret Service told Politico that it sometimes asks that cutlery be collected before the president arrives as a security measure. Yet there are certainly plenty of events where that does not happen, and the service did not explain why this would be an exception. In the back of Obama’s mind must have been the fact that Florida is the home of the White Hispanic, George Zimmerman and we know what he did to Obama’s imaginary son and look - alike. But in Hollywood he never worried about George Clooney and you know how many people has killed in movies.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Industrial Capitalism is Hstory’s Greatest Anti-Pollutant

Industrial Capitalism is Hstory’s Greatest Anti-Pollutant Bravo for Bjorn Lomborg’s plea for western elites to put their pet environmental concerns in proper context (“Feel-Good Environmentalism at the U.N.,” June 21). As he notes, today’s most lethal pollutants aren’t industrial greenhouse gases but, rather, pre-industrial dangers – still prominent in developing countries – like “smoke from inefficient and dirty fuels such as dried animal dung, crop residues and wood.” We in the developed world have cleansed our environment of these most lethal pollutants by relying upon the very ‘non-green’ technologies that chic environmentalists, ignorant of history, portray as unprecedentedly horrific sources of pollution. Indeed, industrial capitalism is history’s greatest anti-pollutant. Asphalt and automobiles, for example, combine to cleanse our cities and towns of the bacteria and insects (and stench) that are inseparable from animal-powered transportation. The petroleum used to make asphalt and to power automobiles is used also to make plastic wraps that keep our foods unpolluted, and to produce pharmaceuticals that keep our bodies cleaner and healthier. To list all of the ways that industrial capitalism depollutes our environment requires several volumes. Yet we need only look around our homes for compelling evidence – evidence in the form of the solid (i.e., non-thatched) roofs above our heads and solid (i.e., non-dirt) floors beneath our feet; potable water running from faucets; indoor plumbing; antibacterial ointments and antibiotics; refrigerators and freezers and laundry detergents and automatic washing machines and vacuum cleaners and light bulbs and gas cooktops and electric heat-pumps…. The list of ways in which the developed world has been cleaned by capitalism is practically endless. Sincerely, Donald J. Boudreaux Professor of Economics George Mason University Fairfax, VA 22030 This Julian Simon theme supplies an ideal introduction to Matt Ridley’s recent and


It would certainly solve our local budget problems. Worldcom convict gets $7.5M loan guarantee from Obama’s stimulus. “David Myers, a former Worldcom executive who served 11 months in prison after being convicted of fraud, received a $7.5 million loan that was guaranteed by the federal government with money from the 2009 stimulus.” His loan was guaranteed as part of the USDA’s rural development program. “The borrower demonstrated strong repayment ability, sufficient security for the loan and the loan saved jobs and helped meet the tremendous need for health care in rural Mississippi,” the USDA told Bloomberg, which reported on the loan.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Tea Party Isn't Waging A War On Women—Its Women Are Waging A War By AMY KREMER, Posted 06/20/2012 06:02 PM ET Email Print License Comment It's an election year, and the Democrats are scrambling to distract voters from the failed policies of the liberal Washington trio of President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. One of the most recent attempted diversions is the invention of a "Tea Party-led war on women." Ironically, much of the Tea Party leadership is made up of a new generation of powerful conservative women. The truth is that Tea Party women are leading the charge to tackle the fundamental problems brought on by the ever-expanding Big Government agenda. Women are not only the most protective of loved ones. They are also the most familiar with how policies will affect their family on a micro level. So, whether it's talking to their communities, organizing volunteers and campaigning, or leading their states out of the shackles of overwhelming debt and stagnating job growth — women are fighting to take our country back. Looking back, it was just 3-1/2 short years ago that I was a stay-at-home mom fed up with the out-of-control spending in Washington. I was sick and tired of yelling and screaming at my television and radio and decided to get off my couch and do something about my frustration.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Trust NO Politician

Sen. Hatch’s Solyndra Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch did so many favors for Raser Technologies, a green technology company in his state, that the company named its geothermal power plant "The Hatch Plant." His role turned out eerily reminiscent of President Obama's support for the failed solar-panel maker Solyndra. The Hatch Plant is now shuttered, and Raser Technologies has gone bankrupt. "He supported Raser," Hatch spokesman Matt Harakal told me, "because they were a Utah company, not because of any specific focus on renewable energy. ... His focus is getting Utah companies out in front of the world." The Hatch-Raser relationship didn't end well for Raser or for taxpayers. How will it end for Hatch? (From Washington Examiner)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

No Experience Necessary

From: Roger L. Simon: New Acting Commerce Sec’y Has NO Commercial Experience Job creation, shmob creation! In harmony with Obama’s odd assertion that the “private sector is doing just fine,” the president’s new Acting U. S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank has virtually no private sector experience (just like the president himself!). The sole exception in Ms. Blank’s long career is a brief stint at a data collection firm after she graduated from college in 1979. She is, however, the author of a book – Challenging Inequality – from the University of California Press, Berkeley.

Electric Car Scam

#GREENFAIL: Syracuse’s little-used electric car chargers being replaced after just months. A Syracuse nonprofit got a $700,000 government grant last year to buy and install 68 electric car charging units around Central New York. But this week, Synapse Sustainability Trust ripped the last of the chargers out of a downtown Syracuse parking lot. But reader Kenneth Strumpf writes that this is the key bit: The goof-up will have little impact on the public. After all, there are only 30 electric or electric hybrid cars in five counties surrounding Syracuse. There are more charging units than there are cars that can use them. He comments: “I regularly park in a lot containing about a dozen of these charging stations and have never seen a car attached to one.” Interestingly, the company that got the grant, Synapse Partners, is run by the county Democratic chairwoman. “Fed by government grants, their company and its nonprofit arm also have strong connections to the Democratic Party.”

Obama & Jobs

“Seriously, where does Obama get off talking about the private sector? He’s never even been there. That’s like me talking about Turkmenistan. Heck, Obama’s spent more time in a madrassa than he has in the private sector.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Great men and women throughout history have understood courage: I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. - Eddie Rickenbacker Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. - George Patton Courage Is Contagious Yes, courage is contagious because studies show that even a single dissenter speaking his mind empowers others to think for themselves.

Wasn't Hope And Change in effect for 3 years?

The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Victor Davis Hanson Comments

Two parties, left and right, are central to good consensual government — one the perennial check on the other, both within the general boundaries of constitutional free-market capitalism. Yet the hard-Left takeover of the Democratic Party has meant that there is no longer a credible balance in our system, as almost all the tenets of contemporary left-wing ideology are blowing up, imploding super nova style — unsustainable ideas that are contrary to human nature and demand coercion for their implementation, given that they are increasingly anti-democratic and have to be implemented from high by an elite technocracy whether in Brussels, Sacramento, or Washington. Far too much is always seen as not enough: Greeks are angry that there was too much “austerity” and not enough of the old borrow and spend; Obama is blamed for only borrowing $5 trillion for too “little” stimulus; Democrats threaten to withhold from the community-organizer Obama because he was not hard enough on “fat cats” and the capitalist state; in California, a 10.3% income tax is too low, not too high. When the remedy is seen worse than the disease, then the patient is indeed terminal. .... From Greece to Italy to California to Wisconsin to Obama’s Washington, the verdict is in: the democratic model of trying to provide cradle-to-grave benefits, administered by an elite technocratic class, using demonization to bully the opposition and redistribute income, not only does not work, but cannot ever work. Note that President Obama — $5 trillion in new debt, “stimulus,” millions added to food stamps, unemployment benefits vastly expanded, near-zero interest rates, enormous subsidies for wind and solar — never concedes his blue-state neo-socialism is not working (even though it is almost impossible to stymie the U.S. economy). .... Again the essential truth: free-market Western democratic capitalism is sustainable, both environmentally and economically, and alone gives us the affluence and freedom to allow a sizable minority to divorce itself from the gritty daily tasks of production to critique and revile the very system that nourishes them. ... Like a super nova, contemporary liberalism is imploding through its own irreconcilable forces.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Let Me Be Perfectly Clear II Fast and Furious was an Obama Administration Program to supply assault weapons to Mexican Cartels so Mexican and American gangs could kill people. Then use the killings to justify new gun control laws on regular citizens. A coverup of massive proportions requires doublespeak of massive proportion. The Justice Department letter was in response to a request Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Issa sent in mid-May. “Following the receipt of your letter, the department has had a number of constructive conversations with staff aimed at satisfying the legitimate goals of congressional oversight while, at the same time, ensuring the integrity and independence of the department’s law enforcement efforts,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote to those congressional leaders on Tuesday afternoon. “We are hopeful that these ongoing conversations will lead to a mutually acceptable resolution of these issues and continue to provide the kinds of information that would answer your questions,” Cole wrote. “While our staffs continue to discuss these issues, I want to reiterate that I remain available to meet with you personally.”

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Let me be Perfectly Clear

A ‘CLARIFYING’ STATEMENT FROM OBAMA’s PRESS SECRETARY. Truly an example of why we are in such a muddle. Please try to DIAGRAM any sentence in this ramble: TAPPER: “Who specifically is ‘rooting for failure’”? CARNEY: “I think that when you have a situation where action is not being taken on Capitol Hill where it is obvious, as outside economists will tell you, what actions Congress could take to help create jobs, that there is at least a failure to act. And you know, I can’t tell you specifically whether or not that’s rooting or just passivity, but the fact is that Americans send their members — send their elected representatives to Washington to act, not to do nothing. And there is an opportunity, and has been now for quite some time, an opportunity to help the economy grow faster, to help it create more jobs, to protect the jobs of teachers and firefighters and policemen and women, and Congress has failed to act on those, and Congress has failed to act on — thus far, on elements of the congressional to-do list that would also have positive economic effect.” DOUBLESPEAK anyone?

Saturday, June 02, 2012

“That which is not mandatory is prohibited.”

Berkeley businessman put in his shop window after radicals gained control of that city’s municipal government: “That which is not mandatory is prohibited.” This is the ambition of the Total State – to control every word, action and belief of its subjects — and the proclamations of altruistic purpose by which the Left justifies that ambition must be recognized as excuses and pretexts. The ostensible and publicly declared goals of radicals vary, but never their methods.

Friday, June 01, 2012


FREEDOM THROUGH GOVERNMENT (BY FORCE) New York’s Mayor Bloomberg institutes health rule that soda may not be sold in containers larger that 16oz. In his statement he says the government must “ ...force people to understand...” the perils of sugar. I am reminded of the slogan of the French Revolution, “ We must force men to be free.” And we know how that worked out with the guillotine chopping off objectors’ heads (too stupid to be free). Freedom through tyranny - the new America beginning in New York..