Saturday, March 31, 2007

Politicians Fiddle While Iran Goes Nuclear

Please tell me if we're in some parallel universe where up is down and wrong is right. While our lovely Democrats invent issues with which to bring down our president, Iran is cooly building it's nuclear weapon of MASS DESTRUCTION! Nero fiddling while Rome burned. The total disregard for our 'clear and present danger' is simply astonishing - the hyprocisy, anti-Bush hate mongers and appeasers of the beginning of the second millenia will go down in our history books as the American evolution from a strong-willed people who fought the mighty British army and won to a lame, weak-willed and cowardly populace who refuses to face the dangers of our times.

Thankfully there are some clear-eyed leaders showing how we can deal with Iran, a country which has been a major thorn in the West's side for over twenty years. Thomas G. Mcinerney puts forth his views on how we can take down Iran in the Wall Street Journal article "Iran Escalates"(read).

"The obvious punishment for a defiant Iran could be an air strike that aims to destroy its nuclear development facilities and overt support for Iranians working to overthrow their government. This is where the discussion of taking stringent actions against Iran usually breaks down…

"This is where President Reagan in confronting the Soviets is instructive. The Gipper was elected in 1980 at a time when it appeared inevitable that the Soviet Union would dominate world affairs and just as inevitably that the U.S. was unable to do anything about it short of waging a bloody, military campaign that would have few allies in fighting and not every chance of success. In the end, as they say, Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot.

"We have similar options now. One of which is to enact drastic economic sanctions that, oddly, would involve forcing a gasoline crisis in Iran. Tehran is kept afloat on oil revenues, but it has done so at the expense of its oil industry. While it exports large quantities of crude oil, Iran imports 40% of its domestically consumed gasoline, and each gallon at the pump is heavily subsidized. Shutting off or even restricting the supply of gasoline flowing into the country would put the regime in a crunch and drive up public discontent without creating a corresponding humanitarian crisis."

The question is what can we do as citizens of the United States to demand the likes of Pelosi and Reid to stop fiddling with sideshows, to try to contain their hatred of our President and to get down to the task at hand and the reason why we have a government - They need to be reminded that their primary mandate is - TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ITS CITIZENS.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Global Warming- "Wrong, Wrong, Wrong"

Before it was snails and whales that were the big preocupation of the left. They lost that battle - remember the one where the fight was about the destruction of Gaia? Now the left has adopted a new strategy - one that is difficult to follow and fight against because it is so complex. The theory for the past couple of decades is that humans are causing change in the climate. (Let's forget about that big fireball up in the sky - THE SUN). But finally people are actually starting to stand up to the nonsense and life destroying idea of "Global Warming". The following are some excerpts which were originally compiled by Robert Tracinski of The Intellectual Activist.

"As the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to question former Vice President Al Gore tomorrow morning about global warming, Czech President Vaclav Klaus is warning congressmen that environmental extremism is the modern equivalent of communism.

"Responding yesterday to U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and former House Speaker Denny Hastert, R-Ill., the Czech leader said: "It becomes evident that while discussing climate we are not witnessing a clash of views about the environment, but a clash of views about human freedom."

" As someone who lived under communism for most of my life I feel obliged to say that the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity at the beginning of the 21st century is not communism or its various softer variants," said Klaus, responding to questions posed by the two lawmakers. "Communism was replaced by the threat of ambitious environmentalism." (Read)

Martin Durkin produced an excellent documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle" (view) for Daily Telegraph on March 17.

"On March 8, Channel 4 broadcast my programme. Since then, supporters of the theory of man-made global warming have published frothing criticism. I am attacked for using an "old" graph depicting temperature over the past 1,000 years. They say I should have used a "new" graph—one used by Al Gore, known as the "hockey stick," because it looks like one.

"But the hockey stick has been utterly discredited. The computer programme used to generate it was found to produce hockey-stick shapes even when fed random data (I refer readers to the work of McIntyre & McKitrick and to the Wegman Report, all available on the internet). Other than the discredited hockey stick, the graph used by us (and published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is the standard, accepted record of temperature in this period….

"The remarkable thing is not that I was attacked. But that the attacks have been so feeble. The ice-core data was the jewel in the global-warming crown, cited again and again as evidence that carbon dioxide "drives" the earth's climate. In fact, as its advocates have been forced to admit, the ice-core data says the opposite. Temperature change always precedes changes in CO2 by several hundred years. Temperature drives CO2, not the other way round. The global-warmers do not deny this. They cannot….

"Too many journalists and scientists have built their careers on the global-warming alarm. Certain newspapers have staked their reputation on it. The death of this theory will be painful and ugly. But it will die. Because it is wrong, wrong, wrong.""

Global warming is wrong, wrong wrong - but we better get it right because if we don't we will be paying higher taxes and become poorer- all for what?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

"Never Bother to Examine a Folly; Only Ask What it Accomplishes"

(Ellsworth Toohey in The Fountainhead.)

It occurred to me on this beautiful Sunday that the two greatest evils of our time are both based on irrational ideas layered on a melting foundation of lies, evasions, half-truths. Their ultimate goal being: control and power (which loosely translated means: money).

Environmentalists want to foist a bizarre idea on us that the earth is warming due to man's activities. For the past 40 years they have not been able to convince most regular people that living in an airconditioned house, driving a gas fueled car and pumping oil out of the ground is bad for us. Why? because we can obviously see that it is not true. We all live longer, healthier and wealthier lives because of inventions and discoveries made by smart people.

In the 1970 the scare tactic was that the earth was entering into a "Global Cooling" era. Since the 1990's it's fashionable among our elite to believe in the religion of Global Warming. So in a span of just thirty years, the mainstream consensus shifted from one theory to its complete opposite. But we all know (I hope) that CONSENSUS IS NOT SCIENCE. You need evidence to prove your point. Also, of great interest and very under-reported in our lovely news media is the fact that important weather scientists have spoken out against this theory of the man-made global warming.

A super interesting documentary (see here) on U-tube called THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE explains everything you ever wanted to know about this movement. It is very well done and understandable to even the most non-scientific of minds. The short of it is that Global Warming is one of the biggest hoaxes ever put over on mankind. I just hope it's not too late to reverse all the damage it has done to world economies.

So what is it that these global warming types want to accomplish? There's a pot of gold out there for anyone who jumps on the bandwagon of global warming. Al Gore (read) and scientists looking to fund their research comes to mind. Yes there are even hypocrits among scientists.

If you truly want to understand what is going on with the less than 1 degree rise in temperature that is affecting our planet then watch "The Great Global Warming Swindle".

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Ali Hirsi - A Woman Fighting against Evil Ideas

Ali Hirsi, we all now who she is by now, is alone crying in the dark; a soft spoken, yet utterly courageous woman who is fighting alone the evil that is Islam. She is the warrior, pitted against a world filled with men who blow themselves up for their "prophet", weakling politicians cowering behind bland statements afraid to utter the idea that another culture is bad, and a Western population unable to confront the fact the this is yet one more momentous occasion when another evil must be stopped before it's too late.

Mr. Rago at the Wall Street Jr. points out many of her statements where she relentlessly tries to convince us that the Islam religion is the backbone of the Islamo terrorists. 'Many liberals loathe her for disrupting an imagined "diversity" consensus: It is absurd, she argues, to pretend that cultures are all equal, or all equally desirable. But conservatives, and others, might be reasonably unnerved by her dim view of religion. She does not believe that Islam has been "hijacked" by fanatics, but that fanaticism is intrinsic in Islam itself: "Islam, even Islam in its nonviolent form, is dangerous." '

'The Muslim faith has many variations, but Ms. Hirsi Ali contends that the unities are of greater significance. "Islam has a very consistent doctrine," she says, "and I define Islam as I was taught to define it: submission to the will of Allah. His will is written in the Quran, and in the hadith and Sunna. What we are all taught is that when you want to make a distinction between right and wrong, you follow the prophet. Muhammad is the model guide for every Muslim through time, throughout history." '

' "You start by scrutinizing the morality of the prophet," and then ask: "Are you prepared to follow the morality of the prophet in a society such as this one?" She draws a connection between Mohammed's taking of child brides and modern sexual oppressions--what she calls "this imprisonment of women." '

'This worldview has led certain critics to dismiss Ms. Hirsi Ali as a secular extremist. "I have my ideas and my views," she says, "and I want to argue them. It is our obligation to look at things critically." As to the charges that she is an "Enlightenment fundamentalist," she points out, rightly, that people who live in democratic societies are not supposed to settle their disagreements by killing one another.'

'And yet contemporary democracies, she says, accommodate the incitement of such behavior: "The multiculturalism theology, like all theologies, is cruel, is wrongheaded, and is unarguable because it is an utter dogmatism. . . . Minorities are exempted from the obligations of the rest of society, so they don't improve. . . . With this theory you limit them, you freeze their culture, you keep them in place." '

'She says the West must begin to think long term about its relationship with Islam--because the Islamists are. Ms. Hirsi Ali notes Muslim birth rates are vastly outstripping those elsewhere (particularly in Western Europe) and believes this is a conscious attempt to extend the faith. Muslims, she says, treat women as "these baby-machines, these son-factories. . . . We need to compete with this," she goes on. "It is a totalitarian method. The Nazis tried it using women as incubators, literally to give birth to soldiers. Islam is now doing it. . . It is a very effective and very frightening way of dealing with human beings." '(read).