Article 1: The Climate Change Climate Change
“As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country’s carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming.”
“The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief.”
“Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)”
“The inconvenient truth is that the earth’s temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02.”
Article 2: ‘O’ministration conceals environment report
“A report has surfaced that the Environmental Protection Agency is suppressing an internal study that undermines the administration’s position on global warming.”
“Kazman says his organization was able to examine a draft of the study and basically concluded that in looking at the real-world data, warming has stopped in the last eight years. It added that in the past, ocean cycles have had greater influence on climate change than have carbon dioxide emissions.”
“We have become increasingly concerned that EPA and many other agencies and countries have paid too little attention to the science of global warming. EPA and others have tended to accept the findings reached by outside groups…as being correct without a careful and critical examination of their conclusions and documentation.”
“To reduce modern climate change to one variable, CO2, or a small proportion of one variable—human-induced CO2—is not science. To try to predict the future based on just one variable (CO2) in extraordinarily complex natural systems is folly.”
If Obama keeps pushing this nonsense, he will quickly lose his crown in becoming the village idiot.
“Former Inspector General Gerald Walpin’s determination to investigate further the alleged misuse of AmeriCorps funds may have led President Obama to fire him, a Republican member of the board overseeing the volunteer agency alleged to a Washington newspaper. If true, the assertion contradicts an explanation provided by White House, which said Walpin, 77, was “confused” and “disoriented” at a recent meeting of the board, exhibited a “lack of candor” and “engaged in other troubling and inappropriate conduct.””
A couple of years ago, I was bullied out of my job at a Marriott hotel. I won’t go into specifics, but suffice it say the new management wanted new subordinates. At employee meetings, I somehow became the voice of the group addressing our expectation of raises after the property transitioned fully into a Marriott from the Radisson.
Instead of raises or even cordial, civil discussions, my hours were dropped from 40 hours per week to 8 per week (on my usual day-off no less). Of course, management denied any sort of a hidden agenda. They even fired all of the housekeepers that had been there for years rather than give them their due. That’s bad business for you.
President Obama is not naive to such tactics. His years in Chicago are filled with such situations. Just do a little research into how he won the Senate race in ’96.
Now, the stink of Inspector General Gerald Walpin’s termination is only increasing. It wreaks of Marriott/Chicago-style bollocks.
Political fire burns brighter…
Scott W. Atlas is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Professor at Stanford University Medical Center.
Atlas addresses six ways Obama’s health care plan will diminish the current quality of American care.
Compared to the stats Atlas offers, the NY Times is clearly still brown-nosing the Obama team. Sit BooBoo sit. Good dog.
They only “valid” arguments in favor of Obama’s plan I have heard is the FEW success stories of nationalized health care in Canada and Europe. Of course these stories exist! But it doesn’t justify radically altering the current system! The health care system is broken, yes. But Obama’s plan will only make it worse, which in turn will further damage the country.
And a side note, Liberals keep spouting that 50 million Americans are without health insurance. What they don’t tell you is, almost 20 million of those 50 can actually afford it and CHOOSE NOT TO BUY IT. This is just another example of how Obama retains supporters- he lies, his administration lies, they mislead and imbellish – all to support the mere ideological endeavors they wish to make in spite of the American people’s wishes. Just minutes ago, Obama attempted to assuage the people by saying NO ONE knew how bad the economy really was, in order to justify how spending BILLIONS hasn’t stimulated the economy. Leading in hindsight is not leading. Like I’ve been saying, he should have listened to the economists that disagreed vehemently before bullying the stimulus through.
Policy should not be enacted with unknown variables and best case scenarios.
UPDATE (6/24): How Health Care “Reforms” will mess with your coverage — A MUST READ!!
I am sure, even those who voted for the man, expected this:
If anyone is foolish enough to think Obama actually cares what they think, they are sorely mistaken. Just look at the legislation he has bullied through! He does not care about you. He only cares about his agenda. He bases his decisions from his own ideology of what is “best” for the country. What is best for the country, on a foundational level, is a president who adheres to the Presidential job description prescribed in the Constitution.
It’s sad that lying politicians are so common that it is almost a prerequisite in running for office.
Wall Street Journal buffs on Fox News discuss Obama’s “fuzzy” math.
Of the $787,000,000,000 stimulus, only 5% has been spent.
If you remember my previous post, Obama’s bulldozing approach and cheerleading mantra, “The time for action is now,” is looking pretty “fuzzy” as well. While he warned and prophesied that unemployment would hit 9% without billions of tax payer dollars, it has surpassed 9% and is will most likely hit 10% before too long.
So, this is what doesn’t add up for me…
If “the time for action” was when the stimulus was past, why are they using the excuse that communities, towns, states, and organizations are not ready to commence on “stimulating projects,” thus withholding the stimulus funds? If 95% of the country cannot receive stimulus money at the moment, why the urgency? Why was he so adamant about spending so much money (that he didn’t have, that he’s taking from you) so soon? (No one has said, that I know of, that 95% is not prepared to receive these funds. This is just the only excuse I have heard for the stimulus not being spent on its intended purpose. This is of course besides its discreet and shameful purpose — pork).
“Fuzzy” math looks more to me like the impractical, ill-advised, and impatient actions of an inexperienced leader. Those in his corner just keep saying, “Give him time.” Sadly, I don’t think we can afford it.
“Their past miscalculations demonstrate that they do not and cannot possess the information, knowledge, means, and discipline to manage the economy.” – Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny
Obama’s teleprompter possibly needs repair. He forgot to mention…
“In his address Saturday, Obama refers to a 10-year total of more than $600 billion in “savings” for health care. However, he does not explain in his latest comments that, under his revised budget released last month, $326 billion of that amount would come from tax hikes on Americans making over $250,000 a year, “loophole closers,” and higher fees for some government services.”
I found the money! These people have it and I’m going to help myself! After all…”when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” (EXCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT DID NOT CHOOSE TO WILLINGLY MAKE A DONATION SO EVERYONE ELSE HAS A “CHANCE AT SUCCESS”).
I’m not even talking about socialism or Marxism. I’m talking about an elected official making decisions contrary to constitutional boundaries.
There is a reason I call President Obama a bulldozer, a snake, a slippery fish. Today, Obama once again declared, “The Time is Now!” This time around, he’s talking about health care. He has done the same thing, however, with everything else he has thrown a tantrum about in the past.
“I know there are some who believe that reform is too expensive, but I can assure you that doing nothing will cost us far more in the coming years,” Obama said. “Our deficits will be higher. Our premiums will go up. Our wages will be lower, our jobs will be fewer, and our businesses will suffer.”
“If we do not act boldly and swiftly, a bad situation could become dramatically worse.”
Stimulus (from various speeches and sources)
“…we can’t afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary. The scale and scope of this plan is right. And the time for action is now.”
“Millions more Americans will lose their jobs. Homes will be lost. Families will go without health care. Our crippling dependence on foreign oil will continue. That is the price of inaction.”
“The American people have rendered their judgment. And now is the time to move forward, not back. Now is the time for action.”
Is anyone else seeing a theme here? If so, this is important, there are/were more than enough professional, qualified individuals that challenged and are still in opposition to Obama’s plans and Blitzkrieg style legislation.
Before the Stimulus passed, the Cato Institute published this advertisement, HERE, showing that not all economists agreed with the President’s idea of what would turn around the economy.
Not only that, but the current administration continues to lie and talk out of both sides of its insidious mouth to get their job done.
“There will be, I will say it again, there will be no earmarks in this economic recovery plan. President-elect Obama and I are absolutely determined that this economic recovery package will not become a Christmas tree.” – Joe Biden
“Then there’s the argument, well, this is full of pet projects. When was the last time that we saw a bill of this magnitude move out with no earmarks in it? Not one.” – Barack Obama (Oh, ok, thanks, BO. Whatever you say goes!)
The time is now…
to be slow to speak and quick to listen
to let the American people catch up, after all, you work for us, Barack.
to let the people make decisions for you, not the other way around.
Maybe I will forward this to President Obama. I think he needs a reminder:
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.” – Proverbs 12:15 (from the Bible, not the Holy Koran)
Did I Hear That Right? (video)
I consider Greta the middle of the road. She is very respectable and like most Americans, just wants to understand the President’s actions.
It really does seem like people aren’t swallowing Obama’s BS as easily as they used to.
Here’s another article breaking down how Obama has not done what he’s currently preaching.
Obama’s aunt has been in this country illegally, living in public housing, since 2004 (her case reopened late last year)
Consistency people, that’s the key.
If you recall, those in favor of the stimulus generally admitted that the results they jammed down the public’s throat were a BEST CASE SCENARIO. Obama will always have the fine print of deniability in anything he does. You always have to read the fine print. After all, if it sounds too good to be true…