Friday, December 19, 2008

Global warming scam continues to crumble

Political leaders from across the globe have sold their souls to the climate change hysteria scene, but more and more scientists are coming back to the hard facts. We will look back in 20 years and laugh hysterically at the idea that man was changing weather and putting the Earth in peril with CO2.

Even CNN is jumping off this sinking ship:

Dr. Jay Lehr, an expert on environmental policy, told “Lou Dobbs Tonight” viewers you can detect subtle patterns over recorded history, but that dates back to the 13th Century.

“If we go back really, in recorded human history, in the 13th Century, we were probably 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than we are now and it was a very prosperous time for mankind,” Lehr said. “If go back to the Revolutionary War 300 years ago, it was very, very cold. We’ve been warming out of that cold spell from the Revolutionary War period and now we’re back into a cooling cycle.”

Lehr suggested the earth is presently entering a cooling cycle – a result of nature, not man.

“The last 10 years have been quite cool,” Lehr continued. “And right now, I think we’re going into cooling rather than warming and that should be a much greater concern for humankind. But, all we can do is adapt. It is the sun that does it, not man.”

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

pump prices vs. crude prices

During the run-up and subsequent fall of crude oil and gasoline prices, I heard Bill O'Reilly repeatedly demonize the evil oil companies and the "speculators", whoever they are. O'Reilly talked of the quick escalation of pump prices from oil futures, and that the prices wouldn't fall when crude prices dropped.

I am eagerly awaiting the correction from O'Reilly, now that his conspiracy and price gouging theories have been completely debunked. The facts are, that as oil prices continued to escalate, gasoline prices in the U.S. rose at a much LESSER rate. You can actually see on the graph a period where crude prices rose at a much greater rate than fuel prices. Market pressures kept pump prices down. As crude prices began to fall, the pump prices stayed flat at first, then plummeted. I listened in dismay one night, when O'Reilly had Neil Cavuto as a guest on his show, to explain this. Just as Cavuto began to inject some common sense and basic market knowledge into the O'Reilly Factor's position on this issue, Bill predictably filibustered him and went to commercial.

So here we are today, with crude prices at a 4-year low, and pump prices are right where they were the last time crude oil was below $50/barrel. The market works.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Call it what you like, even the "loan" being pondered for the "Big 3" U.S. Auto companies is just a bailout.

Here's what keeps bothering me about the bailouts of the banks, auto makers, and anyone else: The worse you perform, the more egregious your failings, the greater your payoff from the government. Take a look at the auto industry. The proposals on the table today have Chrysler and GM getting much more money than Ford. Why? Because Ford hasn't screwed things up as badly as the other two. Isn't Ford the better investment? I understand why GM needs to survive, but please.....

The banks are no different. The big bailout payouts are going to the most screwed up banks, while Wells Fargo, who performed well through all the chaos, gets nothing? I think I'd rather give the money (or maybe just the market share) to banks like Wells Fargo, who are less likely to need more bailout dollars again later.

Just remember, government taking away the chance for ultimate failure, also means they take away the chance for ultimate success. This applies to individuals as well as businesses.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pump prices today in Denton, TX

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Plano, Texas pump prices today

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Global Warming continues to lose credibility...

...but Obama, Schwartzenegger and others have already drank the Kool-aid. I guess they're in with both feet now.
Global Warming Alarmist Caught Falsifying Data
On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

There was only one problem. It was patently obvious without even measuring the data that it was exceptionally cold around the world in October.

In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

Obama and Schwartzenegger are still not getting it, planning a two-day "Global Warming Summit". Isn't California broke enough? What a waste of money! Obama is still saying "the science is beyond dispute, and the facts are clear" (see above please). This line alone brings total discredit to anyone who utters it.

Make no mistake, "Cap and trade" means taxes. Hidden taxes at best. "Green jobs" are worthless. They are just new jobs based around fulfilling unfunded government mandates (like hiring new tax collectors and IRS auditors).

Finally, the artice references that California has already adopted many of the proposals Obama wants to implement on a federal level. CALIFORNIA IS BROKE, AND BEGGING FOR A FEDERAL BAILOUT. Good rule of thumb: Good policy should start with doing the opposite of what failed states like California do.

(I know I have some California readers, so feel free to weigh in.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pump prices in Waco, TX

This same pump was $1.85 yesterday

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How Obama Got Elected

In the words of Michelle Malkin, "Stupid people voted".

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Missile defense

Liberals in Congress have plans to gut America's missile defense program, leaving America without any effective defense against missile attack.

A new documentary from The Heritage Foundation, 33 Minutes, will be released in February 2009 to make the case for this important program.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Taliban expects Obama to fulfill his campaign promises

Taliban leaders are urging Obama to fulfill his campaign promises to withdraw U.S. Troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Afghanistan? We all knew that our enemies had endorsed Obama, but I think these constituents of Obama have been a little misled. Obama has actually advocated an INCREASE in U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. He only wants to surrender in Iraq.

Taliban urges Obama to end Bush's foreign policies

Blue Country? Really?

This explains why I know so few people who actually voted for our next President. They are all concentrated into dense population centers, which makes them angry, which makes them vote democrat. The country still looks pretty conservative to me...

Can you find Dallas County and Travis County on the map?

(Thanks to for this image!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

National holiday for Obama?

Some are actually promoting a national holiday specifically for Barack Obama. This is obviously absurd, but the funniest proposal I heard came from Rush Limbaugh, who suggested that the holiday fall on April 15th.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Welcome to the real world Obama. NBC can't protect you here...

I am back from my 72-hour post-election recovery period to find that the world has welcomed our new President with cold, hard reality. President-elect Obama received his first presidential-level security briefing yesterday. I can't help but believe, that Obama left that briefing wondering if he needed to call President Bush and say "uhh, sorry George, I didn't realize."

Obama was also welcomed by the Russians by the announcement of new missile deployments in Europe, as well as counter-measures against our missile shield there. Medvedev also cancelled plans to withdraw three intercontinental ballistic missile regiments from western Russia by 2010 (sounds like the world loves our new a wolf loves a hobbled sheep). Russian president Medvedev gave an 85-minute address, criticizing America policy, and never once mentioning Obama, although this was clearly a show of force against an incoming U.S. President known to be of minimal fortitude for military conflict.

Welcome to the real world Obama, where NBC and CNN can't protect you. Talking your way into office by schmoozing your liberal buddies and snowing part of the electorate was easy. The easy part is over, and it's time to start rethinking some of your campaign "promises", like the ones made below.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Witching Hour

The longest campaign in my lifetime is finally coming to an end tomorrow (at least we think it will). Is it just me, or did this campaign start right after the 2006 mid-term elections?

I saw a poll over the weekend that showed over 8% of voters still undecided. I cannot understand that for the life of me. To me, this is the clearest choice a person could make. It's like rooting for the Cowboys or the Redskins.....Aggies vs Longhorns......Gators vs Seminoles.......East vs. West (almost literally).......Heaven vs. Hell.

This article, passed to my mom by my Uncle Sam (can you get more patriotic?), makes one final case for McCain over Obama.

A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain

I did not vote early. I saved my vote for November 4th, and I will go to vote at the St. Catherine Catholic Church (who could vote for Obama in a Catholic Church??) I will go through and select the most conservative candidate in each individual contest. I never vote a straight ticket, as I will not forgo the satisfaction of voting against each big government, tax increasing liberal. If a liberal is running unopposed, I will write in myself or my Mom, or my Dad.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Candy Redistribution Center

My halloween decor (timestamps on the pictures are wrong):

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Tito the Builder"

If you can relate to "Joe the Plumber", then you will absolutely LOVE "Tito the Builder". Tito Munoz is a naturalized US citizen from Colombia who was interviewed on Hannity and Colmes tonight. He was great, and he gets what it means to be an American. How long will it take for the Obama operatives to destroy him?

Hope to post video soon.

Here he is yesterday with my favorite TV personality Megyn Kelly:

Tito's view of Obama and democrats:
"What the government wants to do to me is give me a handout, give me a bunch of crumbs, and is going to tell me 'you Tito, poor Tito stay down there. You know you don't know anything, you don't have a dream, just stay down there we'll throw you some crumbs'."

Tito on America:
"I believe this country is about opportunity and not government handouts"

UPDATE: Here is Tito from last night's appearance on Hannity & Colmes:


Okay, maybe not so shocking. Obama gets back door "endorsement" from Al Qaeda.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"pre-buttal" to tonight's Obama infomercial

El Rushbo delivers the conservative "pre-buttal" to the messiah's infomercial



My mom emailed me the cartoon above. Below is from an email I received, allegedly from an Orange County, CA newspaper...

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application (ask the waiter)

OR IS IT.........REDISTRIBUTION OF SOMEONE ELSE'S WEALTH IS A GREAT IDEA..............or just a fools game !!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hide your wallet, two years later

When the democrats, led by Pelosi and Reid, took control of both houses of congress after the 2006 election, I advised all of you to "hide your wallet". Two years later, this congress has the lowest approval rating in history, and miraculously is poised to GAIN seats in both houses. This potential "super-majority", combined with an Obama presidency, compels me to repeat my warning. There would be nothing in their way.

European Socialists prefer Obama over McCain

WSJ: A Liberal Supermajority


Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's over...called first by Vogue

It appears Vogue magazine is the first to call the election for Obama, with "Four generations of Biden Beauties: All the Vice President's Women".

Of course, this seems minor, but this is no accident. He is in fact still "Senator Biden". We've been calling him that for over 30 years, so for at least a couple more weeks, isn't it "All the 6-Term Senator's Women"?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

more light shined on Obama's "Tax cuts"

Welfare and redistribution disguised as "tax cuts". The American Spectator has a great analysis here in "Searching for Obama's 95 Percent".

I went to the Obama-Biden tax calculator, where their website estimates your tax cut under the Obama plan. Just playing around, I entered a married couple, filing jointly, with no dependents, making $20,000 per year. We all know that this family currently has ZERO tax burden under George W. Bush. Obama's plan will reduce their taxes from $0.00 to negative $1,000, so they get a $1,000 refund. That's welfare, not a tax cut. A bald man cannot get a haircut, and someone who pays no taxes cannot get a tax cut.

I have no problem with Obama proposing new social programs and entitlement spending, and campaigning on that. Calling them 'tax cuts' means he doesn't want us to know what he's up to, or he knows being honest about these proposals will cost him votes.

UPDATE: Good analysis of both economic plans HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Who is Christopher Buckley?

I'll give you a hint. He's not a former DB for the Florida State Seminoles, he's not a former linebacker for Texas A&M, and he's not a conservative columnist. He is the unknown son of the late conservative icon William F. Buckley. He has been writing for the conservative magazine National Review (founded by his late father), but to date, has been largely irrelevant. He failed to inherit the conservative "torch" from his father, who likely favored Rush Limbaugh for that task. Much like Comidus was slighted by his own father, Marcus Aurelius, in favor of the great commander Maximus, Christopher appears to have been passed over. I don't fault him for seeking relevance by distancing from his father's legacy.

Christopher Buckley's article this week, "Sorry Dad, I'm Voting for Obama", has certainly put him on the map. His hail mary for significance connected (we're talking about him, right?), but I think he only got one foot down in bounds--incomplete pass. Sure, he'll be on Sportscenter, but soon forgotten, just like Ron Reagan, Jr. after the 2004 DNCC speech. Christopher Buckley is now the PR equivalent of Kim Kardashian. Kim had a famous father, but we had never heard of Kim until she made her sex tape. Now she's famous, but no one has any respect for her. She's just a hairdresser with a famous dad, who made a sex tape.

You can tell immediately that Chris Buckley knew he was starting from a position of weakness. He began his article by discrediting anyone who disagrees with him as a "kook" and anyone who speaks up about it as a "cretin". This technique is used by my "moderate" friends, who try to proactively discredit me by associating my opinions with Rush Limbaugh. It is an immediate sign of a weak argument.

Christopher Buckley goes on to make some good points about McCain. It is true that he has been changed by the campaign. When I hear Obama say "the straight talk express has lost a wheel", that resonates with me. McCain has been all over the board lately, moving right on some things and left on others, while Obama has been relatively disciplined (his shifts have been there, but more subtle). McCain's 9th inning "attacks" on Obama's record should have been started in the 8th inning. Still, we know who McCain is, and it's safe to assume he will gravitate back to that in office. Some of it I like, and some I don't, but we know what he is, and it will always be closer to conservatism than anything we would ever hope to get from Obama.

We know who Obama is too. He has a clear record of big government and tax increases, as well as inaction on some major issues. He's a liberal, wealth redistributor who believes all problems should be solved by wealth redistribution. Chris Buckley tries to gain credibility by implying his father would agree with him. We all know that's absurd. Christopher basically says he is voting for Obama and hopes he will do a 180 on all of his positions and history. That he's a good writer and speaker, and he's smart, so he'll come around. That is a losing bet. It reminds me of a discussion on the Hardline (Sports Radio KTCK 1310 am-Dallas) in the late 90's. They were discussing Rusty Greer's unusually low batting average early in the season (I think he was batting around .200 in May). Greggo explained his theory that a .300 hitter will always end up around .300 by the end of the season. He turned out to be right about Greer, but I think it translates well to politicians. They rarely change. If you think you are going to follow Christopher Buckley's lead, and vote for Obama, praying he will "come around" on military, taxes and spending, prepare to be disappointed.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Obama's "Tax Cuts"

No surprise that Obama has stretched the definition of "Tax cuts" in describing his economic plan, and he's really just hiding another wealth redistribution scheme. He actually said so today. In Obama's words to a PLUMBER, who seems to get it. (can I assume that most plumbers are middle class guys?)
Plumber to Obama: "Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?
Obama: "It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you...that they've got a chance at success too. I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."

There you have it folks, admission of redistributionist, Marxist intent, right out of his own mouth. You don't have to take my word for it any more.

Like you needed any more, there's a thorough analysis of Obama's "Tax Cut" plan in today's Wall Street Journal. In the article titled "Obama's 95% Illusion", it's made very clear exactly what this is, and how exactly you can "cut taxes" for 95% of Americans, when only about 60% actually pay taxes. REFUNDABLE TAX CREDITS, also known as "welfare", and coded "Demogrants" by George McGovern. This is when you don't pay a single dime in taxes, but when you file your return, you find that the tax credits added up to the government owing you money, and you get a check! Magical wealth redistribution that would make Karl Marx proud.

Obama's plan also creates a huge disincentive for work, as people would be penalized out of their refundable credits by actually earning more money at their jobs. This is so against the American grain that it makes me SICK!

Read the whole WSJ article for the full scope.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

McCain's new economic plan based on TAX CUTS

Looks like McCain may be ready to roll out a real, conservative, market-based plan to get the economy on track, by reducing capital gains and dividend taxes. This is a solid plan. I have heard Newt Gingrich propose a total elimination of the capital gains tax. This makes perfect sense and should resonate with voting Americans, if McCain is not too inept to explain it.

McCain plans new tax cuts:


Wrong for the Right

Unfortunately, this article from the New York Post hits the nail on the head. I have been voicing my discomfort with McCain for months, and this article describes exactly how I feel.
To the degree that they are engaged in this election, conservatives are motivated entirely by fear of Obama and what he will do as president when backed by a solidly liberal Democratic House and Senate. They are not driven by love of the Republican candidate, and it shows in the anger present at McCain campaign rallies. Most conservatives will probably vote for McCain, but they also realize they are far less likely to persuade others, and they feel a disaster coming. The enthusiasm the Right felt during the 2004 election, which had been framed as a true ideological clash between Left and Right, simply does not exist this time around.

Friday, October 10, 2008


If it were McCain, or any Republican tied to this radical organization/voter fraud machine, it would be front page news. They would be calling for him to step aside from the nomination.

However, Obama and ACORN are hardly getting acknowledged by the mainstream media (except for, surprisingly, the New York Times). Talk radio has been talking about it for weeks, as well as Michelle Malkin, Investors Business Daily and on, and McCain finally blew the lid off of it today. I am quite certain that will be played over the weekend in the MSM as McCain "getting desperate" and "attacking" or "going negative".

Obama is closely tied to this radical group. This is just the "short list":
  • Representing ACORN, Obama sued Citibank, forcing them to issue high risk loans.
  • On behalf of ACORN, Obama sued the State of Illinois to force implementation of the "motor voter" laws
  • Obama paid ACORN, which has endorsed him for president, $800,000 to register new voters, payments his campaign failed to accurately report. (They were disguised in his FEC disclosure as payments to a front group called Citizen Services Inc. for "advance work.")
Again, this is just the "short list" of his ties to ACORN. The voter fraud runs so deep at this organization, which is also closely linked to the current financial crisis, that they were even caught registering members of the Dallas Cowboys to vote in Nevada. They are currently under investigation in at least SIX (correction: EIGHT) states.

According to Michael Steele (on Hannity & Colmes quoting Lt. Col Allen West), Barack Obama could not run for any other office in the United States, because he could not pass the security clearances required, due to his past associations. I am formally calling for Barack Obama to step down in his quest for the Presidency of the United States.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

How did this happen?

Long video, and a little hard to watch, but it has everything you need to know about how democrats set us up for the current financial crisis, and thwarted reform efforts by republicans including Bush and McCain.

Why Sen. John McCain is not shouting this from the rooftops is another one of those campaign mysteries, but it is undeniable and is just one more reason why neither Sen. Obama, nor his fellow Democrats should be allowed to retain control of Congress and, potentially, gain control of the White House.

Interestingly, YouTube pulled the first version of this video, due to a "copyright claim" from Warner Music.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama's Social Security Whopper and other lies

Obama lies to scare seniors about Social Security
In our "Scaring Seniors" article posted Sept. 19 we took apart a claim in an Obama-Biden ad that McCain somehow supported a 50 percent cut in Social Security benefits, which is simply false. Then, on Saturday Sept. 20, Sen. Barack Obama personally fed senior citizens another whopper, this one a highly distorted claim about the private Social Security accounts that McCain supports.
(all credit on the above to Newsweek and

Here's more from
Obama has thrown so many false accusations against John McCain that just keeping track of them has become difficult. And these aren't innocent errors. They are deliberate distortions of the sort Obama has always said he reviles.

This is not the Barack Obama so many voters in New Hampshire and elsewhere thought they knew. But it is the real Barack Obama. For despite his rhetoric, he is in fact campaigning so dishonestly that even The Washington Post and The New York Times have called him on it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

How can Obama and company blame Bush for this one?

Oh yeah, that's straight from the Dimocrat playbook: foul something up royally while serving your own political interests, then when it blows up on you, BLAME BUSH.

In the last week, I have heard Obama, Hillary, and all the usually suspects singing this chorus.

Senator Hillary Clinton said it's important to learn from what went wrong so the country can assess what needs to be done. She also said the Bush administration failed to admit a crisis had been brewing.
"What we have seen over the course of the last eight years is an administration that refused to recognize the threats lurking in our economy, no matter what lurked just beneath the surface, or what problems were facing middle class families," said Clinton.

However, the man they blame was warning about this exactly 5 years ago, when proposing reformed oversight for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September of 2003!! He was met with fierce opposition from Democrats, including Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC):

''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''

''I don't see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing,'' Mr. Watt said.

Hmmmm. My brother always says to follow the money. The Bush Administration saw this coming and tried to take action 5 years ago. Democrats on the take blocked him.

Democrat meltdown

I am just dying to post about some of the antics this week, but don't have time. Have some good material that's just dying to get out about the Palin email hacking and the Dims' blaming of the financial crisis on Bush/McCain.

Maybe tomorrow morning. Gig 'em Aggies. BTHO Miami

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This is MY blog

starting today, I will be blogging my own thoughts and opining about what I care about. I have been on some other blogs with friends where they get tired of my political rants and insistence on blogging about relevant current events.

With MY blog, it's MY content, MY opinion, and MY say on everything. If you don't like it, go somewhere else.

I am a real conservative, and a patriotic American. My political heroes are Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich. I love George W. Bush, and think history will judge him as a GREAT president. No, I don't agree with everything he has done. He has not always been adherent to conservative principles. Overall, the defining issue of his Presidency is the war on Islamo-fascism, and spreading freedom and democracy (the "Bush Doctrine"), and on that issue, Bush-43 has been a great leader.