Monday, June 29, 2009

Global warming is a scam

It has long been my contention that anthropogenic "global warming" or "climate change" is a complete scam, a scare tactic designed to get us to hand over more regulatory power to the government. Further supporting my assertion, it has now come to light, that President Obama's EPA actively suppressed dissenting scientific opinion within the agency, due to the fact that "the administration has decided to move forward... and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision." Thirty-year EPA veteran Alan Carlin was the primary author of the 98-page report, which warned against making hasty "decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data."

Our government is now silencing dissenting scientific opinion, while they continue to claim "scientific consensus" as the rationale for massive regulation and taxation of CO2 and other so-called "greenhouse gases".

More from
Carlin has an undergraduate degree in physics from CalTech and a PhD in economics from MIT. His Web site lists papers about the environment and public policy dating back to 1964, spanning topics from pollution control to environmentally-responsible energy pricing.

After reviewing the scientific literature that the EPA is relying on, Carlin said, he concluded that it was at least three years out of date and did not reflect the latest research. "My personal view is that there is not currently any reason to regulate (carbon dioxide)," he said. "There may be in the future. But global temperatures are roughly where they were in the mid-20th century. They're not going up, and if anything they're going down."

Carlin's report listed a number of recent developments he said the EPA did not consider, including that global temperatures have declined for 11 years; that new research predicts Atlantic hurricanes will be unaffected; that there's "little evidence" that Greenland is shedding ice at expected levels; and that solar radiation has the largest single effect on the earth's temperature.
Further Obama news today: He introduced new "lighting standards" to the nation intended to reduce energy consumption by using all compact fluorescent light bulbs, starting in the White House. Unfortunately for Obama, this "example" was a step taken by President Bush a few years ago, in all White House light fixtures except chandeliers. Just view this as a first step towards Federal regulation of what light bulbs we are allowed to use.

Got to go....running to Wal-Mart to stock up on incandescent bulbs.

VIDEO UPDATE: Dr. Carlin interviewed on Fox News


Saturday, June 27, 2009

"The RINO 8"

EIGHT "Republicans" voted "yay" on yesterday's climate change bill in the house. If only four of them had voted the right way, this horrible bill would be dead. The worst part is, no one really read the bill. I think it's safe to say that 100% of those voting were not fully aware of what they were voting on. In defense of those voting "nay", it didn't take much reading to realize how bad this piece of legislation really was. Representative John Boehner made a valiant attempt at a filibuster, by reading only selections from the 300+ page amendment that was submitted after 3 am yesterday.

I hope that the "RINO 8" are all challenged by real conservatives in the next election cycle. I also hope that this is a turning point. I believe that the American voters will have to know that this bill is dangerous, and will punish those that supported it by returning them to the private sector next year.

Let's just pray that the Senate has a little more sense than the House. Maybe they'll actually read the bill before bringing it to vote. If not, we will be facing the most massive "hidden" tax increase in the history of mankind. If this bill does become law, it should trigger a big shift in power back to conservatives. Democrats will then be responsible for deepening and prolonging the recession, and will surely be driven from power. At that time, with REAL conservatives back in office, we can just repeal the legislation and get things right again.

I'm keeping the faith.

Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti (via

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Close Quarters

I am flying on a SWA 737 that has 23 rows of six seats per row. That's 3 seats on each side of the aisle. That makes 92 total seats that are aisle or window seats.

I had boarding pass B9, making me the 69th passenger to board after pre-boards, so how the hell did I end up in a center seat? I know for a fact there were not 23 pre-boards.

So anyway, I'm now stuck in a center seat on row 15, next to a guy who is in serious need of a shower, and more importantly, some deodorant. Seriously, is this kind of B.O. acceptable in ANY culture?

I tried to align the air vent in such a way to create an airwall to block the smell, but this is only having intermittent success. My neck is hurting from trying to cock my head to the left side of the airwall, and still the smell is breaking through.

I also tried to position my newspaper in a way to further block the smell, but the air stream from the vent is blowing the paper and actually fanning the stench around making it worse.

Thank God this is a short flight.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Newt Gingrich Stimulus Plan

Newt Gingrich addressed the 2009 GOP Congressional Dinner this week in Washington. In his 56 minute keynote speech, he laid out a brilliant vision for America, which makes me hope and pray that he will run for President in three years.

While I cannot do his 56 minute speech justice in any attempt to summarize, I can outline below what I will call Newt's Stimulus Plan, which all centers around putting money back in the hands of American citizens and businesses, to energize the economy and get it moving back in the right direction.

  • A two-year, 50% reduction in Social Security and Medicare tax for both employee and employer match.
  • Match the Chinese tax on capital gains: their rate is ZERO.
  • Adopt the Irish tax rate on corporations of 12.5%.
  • Abolish the death tax.
I have greatly oversimplified his brilliant address with the four bullet-points above. You can watch his speech below, or read the transcript at this link: Newt's speech to 2009 GOP fundraising dinner.

UPDATE (7/23/09): Here is the official position from

Our Solution for Jobs

To get our economy back on track and to create jobs now, we must fundamentally shift power from politicians to small business, from lobbyists to entrepreneurs, and from bureaucrats to investors.

Here is our proposal to do just that:

  1. Cut the Payroll Tax by 50% for Two Years. Every single working American pays the payroll tax. In this economy, many people may not get a pay raise, but this would give every working American a take home pay raise, immediately. This would also free up cash for every employer, immediately.

  2. Abolish Taxes on Capital Gains. If we want to compete with China and have most productive factories in the world, the best jobs, and the highest take home pay, we should match China's capital gains rate of zero. This would dramatically increase investment in America.

  3. Reduce the Corporate Tax Rate. When you combine state and federal taxes, America has the highest corporate tax structure in the world. We believe that by matching the Irish corporate tax rate of 12.5%, America would be the most desirable economy in the world to open a factory, create a new job, and develop a new product.

  4. Abolish the Death Tax. If we want to be pro-work, pro-savings, and pro-family, we should not punish, but instead reward people who have worked, saved and created wealth all their life.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jobs "saved or created"

there's a great new fabricated statistic being used by the Obama administration to describe the overwhelming success of the stimulus/spending binge. Since the economy continues to shed jobs, and has gotten worse, not better under Obama, I guess this new term allows them to feed something positive to the media, which of course they gladly report without question.

"Jobs created or saved" gives them the ability to say "it would have been worse without our amazing plan in place", even as things continue to go badly.

This reminds me of when my wife "saves me" hundreds of dollars by buying Prada shoes "on sale".

Thursday, June 4, 2009