November 29, 2008
I LOVE this commercial:
And for jawdropping kitsch, you just cannot make up stuff like this:
His confident smile and kind eyes are an inspiration to us all.
November 26, 2008
Thanksgiving dinner is still my mother's realm, husband and I put on Christmas dinner.
But dessert is still my Thanksgiving contribution. When the crowd is large, I get to do several and varied pies. Small crowd this year, so it is pumpkin pie and cheesecake.
I've made my grandmother's simple but outstanding cheesecake for some of my people at work and suddenly I'm making last night cheesecake for people at work to take to their Thanksgiving! It was a busy evening.
More baking tonight.
November 25, 2008
The new Hollywood Blacklist
... is hot pink.
Looks like the Anti-Prop 8 bigots have embraced their inner Joe McCarthy.
November 24, 2008
The 'Holiday' Season starts ...
Outside of the fact that I get rather annoyed at Christmas decorations and advertising that starts at 12:01 am November 1st, when most of us haven't even packed away the Halloween decorations -- and that Thanksgiving has come to mean a chance for the animal fetish crowd and history cranks to protest -- What really grates is the first sighting of the annual Celebrating the Season that Dare not Speak its Name event
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — An annual parade of boats on a Long Island river that dropped "Christmas" from its name has apparently lost lots of supporters.
About 1,000 people showed up Sunday for the Patchogue Boat Parade of Lights. That's 500 fewer than usually showed up when it was called the Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade.
Brookhaven-based fireworks company Fireworks by Grucci dropped its sponsorship after the Greater Patchogue Foundation removed "Christmas" from the parade's name. The change was made after some residents complained the name wasn't inclusive enough.
November 22, 2008
How I gave up on liberty and learned to embrace Nanny
And savor the irony of the overweight, grey-haired, peace-sign-wearing, former hippie near the end blathering:
Tobacco is a no win situation for all of us and if we can't stop ourselves the government should help us stop.Dude!
'But Mommy! **UPDATED** and Updated again!
I thought steaks and chicken and turkeys were raised on styrofoam trays covered in plastic!"
h/t Cassandra with an extra helping of snark
Ye Gods, to think that all this time, we have been eating animals! Live animals that some ... monster had to murder in cold blood before their tender, juicy carcasses magically showed up in neat little shrink wrapped packages down at the local Piggly Wiggly.
Note to the nancyboys at MSNBC: grow some hair on those balls, assuming, of course, you have 'em and they have actually descended.
UPDATE Mark Steyn
But in this case Sarah Palin was merely indulging in the wearily obligatory annual leaden cutesiness of issuing a gubernatorial pardon to some designated Thanksgiving bird in order to provide the local news shows with their traditional unfunny "funny story" for the "And finally..." closing item. Viewers owe her a debt of gratitude for choosing to perform this dreary ritual in front of a backdrop that entirely undermined it.Heh.
UPDATE 2Eric Scheie
Candy-ass goes mainstreamHeh, heh.
Little Miss Attila's new digs
Change you bookmarks accordingingly to:
and stop by for her own unique take on life.
November 20, 2008
Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services
and the death of private healthcare in the United States. The One doesn't seem concerned that Mrs. Daschle is a registered lobbiest. Messiah's are allowed to change Their minds, after all.
The former Senator has never met a tax he didn't like and loathed with a passion allowing taxpayers to keep even a crumb or two of their own money in 2001. Putting Daschle in as HHS Secretary ought to cause chills down one's spine because of three little words:
Federal Health Board
From Publishers Weekly
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee necessary health care to all of its citizens, and as former senator Daschle observes, Skeptics say we can't afford to cover everyone; the truth is that we can't afford not to because U.S. economic competitiveness is being impeded by the large uninsured population and fast-rising health costs. Daschle's book delineates the weaknesses of previous attempts at national health coverage, outlines the complex economic factors and medical issues affecting coverage and sets forth plans for change. Daschle proposes creating a Federal Health Board, similar to the Federal Reserve System, whose structure, functions and enforcement capability would be largely insulated from the politics and passion of the moment, in addition to a merging of employers' plans, Medicaid and Medicare with an expanded FEHBP (Federal Employee Health Benefits Program) that would cover everyone. There is no more important issue facing our country, Daschle asserts, than reform of our health-care system, and the book's health-care horror stories bring this immediacy home.
Say hello to nationalized healthcare and goodbye to freedom of choice.
(h/t DRJ @ Patterico)
November 19, 2008
Observation re: Auto 'bail out' ...
... vs Chapter 11 reorganization.
Squaring Obama and his decepticons' theme of "Big Business greed is behind the ruination of America" with attendant promises to punish successful businesses even more --
-- with the apparent love the Left has with Big Businesses when they are failing.
Political Munchausen by proxy.
November 18, 2008
'We're talking to you people, yeah you ...' UPDATED
...stay out of our neighborhood."
Mmmmmm.... such wonderful tolerance, inclusion and celebration of diversity.
A desciption that the violent mob tried to physically molest one of the people of the prayer circle
At first, they just shouted at us, using crude, rude, and foul language and calling us names like “haters” and “bigots”. Since it was a long night, I can’t even begin to remember all of the things that were shouted and/or chanted at us. Then, they started throwing hot coffee, soda and alcohol on us and spitting (and maybe even peeing) on us. Then, a group of guys surrounded us with whistles, and blasted them inches away from our ears continually. Then, they started getting violent and started shoving us. At one point a man tried to steal one of our Bibles. Chrisdene noticed, so she walked up to him and said “Hey, that’s not yours, can you please give it back?”. He responded by hitting her on the head with the Bible, shoving her to the ground, and kicking her. I called the cops, and when they got there, they pulled her out of the circle and asked her if she wanted to press charges. She said “No, tell him I forgive him.”Patterico comments:
Afterwards, she didn’t rejoin us in the circle, but she made friends with one of the people in the crowd, and really connected heart to heart. Roger got death threats. As the leader of our group, people looked him in the eyes and said “I am going to kill you.”, and they were serious. A cop heard one of them, and confronted him. (This part is kinda graphic, so you should skip the paragraph if you don’t want to be offended.) It wasn’t long before the violence turned to perversion. They were touching and grabbing me, and trying to shove things in my butt, and even trying to take off my pants - basically trying to molest me. I used one hand to hold my pants up, while I used the other arm to hold one of the girls. The guys huddled around all the girls, and protected them.
As someone who supports gay marriage, I think this is a horrible way to go about convincing the opposition.Well, Pat, it looks like the hate is from the SSM advocates is certainly indicative of their basic narcissism. It is all about them and woe anyone disagree. Or, as Dennis Prager observes:
The left-wing blogs applaud it all. They admit of no possible principled support for Proposition 8. They agree that anyone who supported it or voted for it is a hater and a bigot.
And when you start demonizing the other side, sometimes angry mobs form. And when angry mobs form, it can get violent.
It all comes down to what you think is the best method of persuasion. Do you admit that there may be a principled basis for your opponent’s argument, but do your best to persuade him that he’s wrong? Or do you simply conclude that your opponent’s arguments are evil, and that you have to step up the rhetoric and general level of nastiness?
The likening of the movement for same-sex marriage to the black civil rights struggle is a primary argument of pro same-sex marriage groups. [...]Do they care? Obviously not.
It is worth noting that the people least impressed with the comparison of the gay struggle to redefine marriage with the black struggle for racial equality are blacks. They voted overwhelmingly for Californias Proposition 8 which amends the California Constitution to define marriage as being the union of a man and a woman. [...]
One has to either be ignorant of segregation laws and the routine humiliations experienced by blacks during the era of Jim Crow, or one has to be callous to black suffering, to equate that to a person not being allowed to marry a person of the same sex. They are not in the same moral universe.
There is in fact no comparison between the situation of gays in America in 2008 and the situation of most black Americans prior to the civil rights era. Gays are fully accepted, and as a group happen to constitute one of the wealthiest in American life. Moreover, not being allowed to marry a person of the same sex is not anti-gay; it is pro-marriage as every civilization has defined it. The fact is that states like California already grant people who wish to live and love a member of the same sex virtually every right that marriage bestows except the word married. [...]
Gay and straight activists who liken their demand to redefine marriage to black suffering under Jim Crow merely cheapen historic black suffering.
November 17, 2008
Look away!!! Ignore this!!!
Why this won't work for me
Trailer for Star Trek, The Original Series "prequel"
1966 when the first STTOS aired ... and I was 12 years old and fell immediately in love with it. (confession... I still have my "Mr Spock's Music from Outter Space" album)
And I think I will hate this movie. Why? Because TOS was a product of its era. This movie doesn't look like it can get anywhere near capturing the brash optimism, the almost corny unapologetic heroism of the time. It was an era that said "geez wiz look what we can DO! and let's do it AGAIN!"
STTOS came at a perfect time, when, even as Vietnam was heating up most of us youngsters gobbled up the Space Program as the way of the future and the natural order of things. Geminii and Apollo astronauts smiled at us from classroom bulletin boards and our closet doors; and regardless of the stresses and cracks in society (from the JFK assassination to race riots) we still had a sense that life made sense and the future would always be better.
There was still a certain innocence in America when TOS first aired and that innocence is evident in TOS episodes.
By the time of TNG the whole tone of the show shifted, in no small part because society had shifted.
The remade Battlestar Galactica works (and oh, so, spectacularly) because it was remade from the ground up. No "prequel", just sweep away the memory of the gawdawful original with a totally rebuilt series.
I might be able to buy a totally remade STTOS, but a prequel with 2008 sensibilities trying to front for a 1966-conceived series?
November 16, 2008
Looters Help Themselves to Fire Evacuees' Belongings
According to the LAPD officer who spoke to abc7.com, "the man told police that the women -- a 19-year-old from North Hollywood and a 32-year-old from Sherman Oaks -- were stacking his property outside the house and carrying them to a green four-door Infinity." Things that were on their way out: "Jewelry, clothing, purses, video games and spare keys," among other items. They were subsequently arrested, and police believe the pair may have burglarized other homes in the area.
'This is not the Climate Change I knew'
A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. 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.High Priest Gore of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming is not pleased. How will The One be able to enforce cap-n-trade, deliver $6/gal gasoline, institute government controlled thermostats and make credible PE BarryO!'s canned "you must sacrifice" mantra?
This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". 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.
The error was so glaring that when it was reported on the two blogs - run by the US meteorologist Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre, the Canadian computer analyst who won fame for his expert debunking of the notorious "hockey stick" graph - GISS began hastily revising its figures. This only made the confusion worse because, to compensate for the lowered temperatures in Russia, GISS claimed to have discovered a new "hotspot" in the Arctic - in a month when satellite images were showing Arctic sea-ice recovering so fast from its summer melt that three weeks ago it was 30 per cent more extensive than at the same time last year. [...]
If there is one scientist more responsible than any other for the alarm over global warming it is Dr Hansen, who set the whole scare in train back in 1988 with his testimony to a US Senate committee chaired by Al Gore. Again and again, Dr Hansen has been to the fore in making extreme claims over the dangers of climate change. (He was recently in the news here for supporting the Greenpeace activists acquitted of criminally damaging a coal-fired power station in Kent, on the grounds that the harm done to the planet by a new power station would far outweigh any damage they had done themselves.)
Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s.
(h/t Dan Collins)
November 15, 2008
Yesterday it was the Tea Fire in Montecito, then late last night a new fire starting in Sylmar (North end of the San Fernando Valley, dubbed The Sayre Fire) which has moved west and jumped the 5 freeway (closing the main pass north out of the Southern CA basin—the Newhall pass) now pushing it’s way to the north area of Granada Hills.
I’m watching coverage on tv and a map goes up showing the area threatened - the hills above (east/west running) Rinaldi Street west of (north/south running) Balboa Blvd and a feeling of déjà vu comes over me.
Because 31 years ago, August 29, 1967, I was 13 years old, living in Granada Hills and spending the night with my best friend, Patty. We were watching the last episode of The Fugitive and when we went out to her back yard we saw the hills above on fire. (She lived just north of Rinaldi, I lived just south of it). I, along with her whole family watched as a bright red glow behind the hills become a wall of flames that crested the hills and started marching down towards us.
That night, the winds shifted just before we had to evacuate, pushing the flames back into the path they had just burned and the fire fighters were able to get control of it.
The big difference between 1967 and 2008? Well, those hills I watched burn as a 13 year old are now covered in homes.
All freeways in the San Fernando Valley are closed right now.
November 14, 2008
Yesterday, Southern California conducted one of the largest earthquake drills ever held, Great Southern California ShakeOut. More than 5 million people registered to participate and, of course, all county and city facilities took the opportunity to conduct drills.
My facility did a full blown drill that was weeks in planning, and then from Monday until yesterday the rest of the supervisors (including me) went through meetings about the scenarios we would be facing yesterday. Our drill lasted almost all day and I came home yesterday too tired to write anything.
The start of the exercise began at 10am across the Southland, people expected to drop and protect themselves for a simulated 7.8 quake along the south section of the San Andreas fault that would last about 100 seconds. For comparison, the 1994 Northridge quake lasted 7 seconds.
I work in a facility that is almost like a campus, with scattered buildings. After the initial quake supervisors went to a pre-selected command center where we were divided into teams under section leaders - Operations, Logistics, Planning. I ended up on a Search and Rescue team - six people including a nurse, custodian, and maintenance man. We were given a satelite radio phone for communication then went to assess a designated area of buildings - looking for victims and building damage.
The drill planners had, while we were assembling teams, gone into the buildings and tagged them with scenarios: "this door jammed, find another way in" "faint smell of gas in this room" "this building totally collapsed, all staff inside crushed".
Many of the people selected to be "dead" were charged with being observers or scribes. All sections of staff went to their first evacuation area to find it tagged with a sign it was inaccessible, so a they had to proceed to a secondary area, then fill out written lists of who was present, missing, dead.
In the evacuation area we staged a triage area for medical attention, set up areas for meals, tarps for shade, and sanitation areas.
An earthquake of the size we drilled for would probably knock out electrical power for weeks and also make driving any distance impossible. If I was at work when such a quake happened, I would be unable to go home because I need to travel over freeway bridges that most likely would be gone in a quake. So we have to plan on living where we are at for two weeks.
The drill itself started at 10 am and we ended it (by allowing everyone to go back to their normal day) about 2 pm. All supervisors then took the next hour for an initial debriefing. We will be spending the next few days writing up our notes and evaluations.
I have a lot of suggestions for improvement for our facility, but I noticed one small, but very important thing to pass on to any woman in the California area.
I knew this drill was coming, so I dressed down and wore tennis shoes for a day of walking and being out in the grassy field that was our evacuation staging area. I wouldn't have been able function for such a time if I was caught at work in my usual high heels. Certainly, I couldn't participate on a Search and Rescue team, climbing around broken buildings in heels!
Ladies, if nothing else, have a pair of sneakers in the trunk of your car AND in your desk at work at all times!
November 11, 2008
Party of Tolerance
... shows its respect for the First Amendment
(h/t Dan Collins)
This is one holiday that has not been "Mondazed", turned into a three-day weekend excuse for shopping. It can still give us pause to thank the men and women who protect us today and to remember the service of all the men and women who have come before.
Veterans Day started out as Armistice Day, the end of WWI. We don't really recall that war much, regulating it to the opening salvos of WWII. Even WWII is beginning to fade, like the living veterans who are dwindling. Vietnam figures only in in the national discussion due to politics and will now fade as veterans of that era are retiring. Korea is rarely discussed and Iraq polarizes.
The majority of families in this country have given members to the service of this country ... service that allows the rest of us to argue in print, celebrate in peace, mourn unmolested.
War is not glorious. It is ugly, brutish and something to be avoided. But not avoided at all costs, because sometimes war is as necessary as a surgery that will save a life even as it disfigures.
My 2x great-grandfather, James Kenton Ellis, served in the 26th Ky Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.Two of his letters home are here. They reflect not glory but weariness and longing. Here is the Marines Casualty List of May 13, 1918. Look towards the bottom under MIA.
That was my great uncle. He actually came home after six horrendous months as a POW. In a letter to his mother he relates the cruelty he witnessed and experienced (he lost over 50 lbs as slave labor in Germany and only lived because he became so ill the Germans warehoused him in a "hospital" to die and then Nov 11th came along). However, he ends the letter, written from a hospital in the US with pride in having served his country and the sentiment he would do it all again.
My own father served with the Army's 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan. He was stationed in Honshu for two years. In 1951, shortly after he and my mother were married, he was recalled for Korea.
Please take a few moments today, to remember your own family's history, to reflect on the service of them and friends. Say a quiet prayer for our soldiers -- in Iraq, in Afghanistan, wherever they are serving. If you see a man or woman in uniform, thank them. Pick up their check if you see them in a restaurant. Understand, too, if they are humble about your thanks because they do not serve for the thanks nor for glory, but out of the deepest sense of service to this country they love.
Let me end this post with a WWI poem:
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the Eternal mind, no less
Gives somehwere back the thoughts by England given,
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
Rupert Brooke 1915
November 09, 2008
I paid $2.49/gal for gas this weekend...
Come January 20, I expect it will be back up to over $4 again, if Prez BarryO! has anything to say about it.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Obama's transition chief said Sunday the incoming administration is looking to reverse President Bush's executive orders on stem cell research, oil and gas drilling and other matters. [...]
"I think across the board, on stem cell research, on a number of areas, you see the Bush administration even today moving aggressively to do things that I think are probably not in the interest of the country," Podesta said in a broadcast interview.
"There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that," Podesta said. [...]
Also, the federal Bureau of Land Management is opening about 360,000 acres of public land in Utah to oil and gas drilling, leading to protests from environmentalists.
"They want to have oil and gas drilling in some of the most sensitive, fragile lands in Utah," Podesta said. "I think that's a mistake."
November 08, 2008
Chris Matthews' explains his job
"My Job Is To Help Make Obama’s Presidency a Success"
"is Chris hitting the sauce here?"
he's a swallower.
November 06, 2008
A teacher in need of firing:
November 05, 2008
Woe the Obama Cultist
Thank you, John McCain and Sarah Palin
American democracy survives because of steadfast Americans like you. You kept your promises, you kept your honor. It has been a tough fight and the skirmish lost, but Americans go on, the larger struggle to realize our real American values even if they need to wander in the desert until strength sees their return.
Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history. ~~ John McCain, 9/2008We won't Senator McCain and Governor Palin. Be assured fundamental American values can never be changed without a fight, a fight we will win.
November 04, 2008
REPORT VOTER FRAUD **Updated** bumped
**as even more reports roll in of blatant voter fraud and intimidation, I'm going to keep this post at the top today**
Well folks, this election is being stolen right here in Va. as we speak...
Nope. I saw folks being registered to vote right on the spot and allowed to go through the line. At one table, they weren't even checking names and I.D.'s, a near riot almost ensued inside. A friend of mine across town at another precinct witnessed this also.
Report voter fraud by calling 866-976-VOTE
GOP Election Board members have been tossed out of polling stations in at least half a dozen polling stations in Philadelphia because of their party status.
A Pennsylvania judge previously ruled that court-appointed poll watchers could be NOT removed from their boards by an on-site election judge, but that is exactly what is happening.
It is the duty of election board workers to monitor and guard the integrity of the voting process.
Denying access to the minority (in this case Republican) poll watchers and inspectors is a violation of Pennsylvania state law. Those who violate the law can be punished with a misdemeanor and subjected to a fine of $1,000 and sent to prison between one month and two years.
Those on site are describing the situation as "pandemonium" and there may be video coming of the chaos.
Some of the precincts where Republicans have been removed are: the 44th Ward, 12th and 13th divisions; 6th Ward, 12th division; 32nd Ward, Division 28.
RS has received a tip that an unknown number of voters in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania are receiving phone calls informing them -- falsely -- that their voting stations have been relocated. At least 3 of the voters who received such calls determined that the information was false, and informed officials of this illegal attempt to prevent them from casting their ballots. The three specific cases that have come to our attention involve different precincts in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania -- which may be the most important one in the nation for John McCain's presidential bid.
In at least one case, the voter captured the phone number from which the call originated and later called back. The male who answered confirmed that he had placed the call. According to reversemobilephones.org, the number is assigned to a resident of Philadelphia.
**UPDATE 3** Black Panthers physically intimidate voters in PA
we got a phone call that there was intimidation going on. i walked up to the door, two gentlemen in black panther guard, one brandishing a nightstick, standing in front of the door. they closed ranks as i walked up. i am a veteran, that does not scare me. i went inside and found full- watchers, they said they had been here for an hour
**UPDATE 4** More from Jeff Goldstein about Democrats interferring with voting in New Hampshire and Minnesota.
'When you promise to rob Peter to pay Paul
you can count on the vote of Paul'
Peggy votes Obama so her neighbors will be forced to pay her mortgage and put gas in her car.
I bet she expects a fruit basket, too.
November 03, 2008
The Chicago way: Obama staffers committing voter fraud
Obama campaign staffers are voting in swing states across the county – and it appears they are bypassing state residency requirements.Almost singlehandedly, Thug-in-Charge Barry Obama is denying every honest voter their franchise.
Palestra.net’s voter fraud investigation started in Ohio where the law entitles only permanent residents, who intend to remain in the state, the right to vote in Ohio. In the past two weeks, 14 temporary Obama staffers who registered to vote have withdrawn their ballots. The individuals did not meet the legal requirements to cast a ballot in Ohio. When this was brought to their attention, they pulled their ballots. [...]
In September, Julietta Appleton took a leave of absence from work to support Obama. On a TravelObama.org posting Appleton writes, "I knew Florida was a swing state…and I am fluent in Spanish. So I left my job (unpaid) for 6 weeks." She moved to Miami to get out the vote. Now, she's out of money and requesting help to get back to New York. Appleton’s post continues, "The next four days I will be working 24/7, then celebrating victory, then resting for a day, and then flying home to NY." Appleton included a picture of herself voting for Obama in Miami. Florida election laws only allow permanent residents to vote.
America will survive four years of Obama, we survived Jimmy Carter, but civil resistance to the Thuggocracy is coming.
November 02, 2008
How can you tell Obama is lying??
rhetorical question, that.
Remember in the debate how McCain called him out on his use of language? How Barry's "I'm in favor of nuclear energy" line is belied by his "BUT" "only if we can safely dispose of nuclear waste." In other words, Barry doesn't support nuclear energy in the least, because no current nuclear scheme (see France) is good enough for The One.
Biden kind of stuck his foot in it when he declared
"No coal plants here in America ... We’re not supporting clean coal"**even Obama anklelicker extraordinare Ben Smith had to admit the slip.
Barry is fast and loose with his language and has been able to get away with it, feted and worshipped and backed by a Pravada-style media worthy of Stalin's airbrushing Trotsky out history. But until King Barry the Good declares the internet under the Fairness doctrine as he institutes Caracas on the Potomic, facts will seep out.
As just last January, in San Francisco, he proclaimed his plan to bankrupt the American Coal industry:
partial transcript courtesy of GP
Let me sort of describe my overall policy.Goes hand in hand with King Barry's income tax plans:
What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.
I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.
That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.
The only thing I've said with respect to coal, I haven't been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.
It's just that it will bankrupt them.
You can attempt to be more successful, but Obama is going to bankrupt you.
November 01, 2008
Shorter Obama and the push-down definition of 'middle class'
If you think you actually deserve your earnings and your property, YOU.ARE.SELFISH.
**UPDATE** quote of the day
When it comes to the economy, Obama can see the Soviet Union from his house.
Barry's "fundamental change for America" is to make it over as socialist Europe.
No, thank you.
(h/t Hot Air)
A compilation of the O! photoshops I've done (more over the jump)