Thursday, February 18, 2010

Some Observations

While many on the left like to accuse climate skeptics of being so stupid that they don't know the difference between weather and climate, it was at James Hansen's testimony over 20 year ago regarding global warming that the advocates cut off the air conditioning, opened the windows on a hot summer day to emphasis their point. It seems they must have felt that congress was stupid enough not to know the difference between climate and a hot day. And it appears they were correct.

And a companion piece to that observation is just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% disagree and say the government does not have the necessary consent. Eighteen percent (18%) of voters are not sure.

However, 63% of the Political Class think the government has the consent of the governed, but only six percent (6%) of those with Mainstream views agree. Again this reinforces the reason why they opened the windows and turned off the air conditioning when they presented the idea of global warming to congress.

That helps explain why 75% of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government, and 63% say it would be better for the country if most members of Congress are defeated this November. Just 27% believe their own representative in Congress is the best person for the job.

Once again we are hearing in the media that America is ungovernable. The last time we heard this lamented was during Jimmy Carter's presidency. Does it strike you odd that right after that Ronald Reagan was elected and he seemed to govern America quite well? Perhaps what the MSM should say is that the people of America refused to be governed by incompetent leftists.

Embryonic Stem Cell research
, touted by the left as the magic bullet that would let para and quadriplegics walk again, unlock the secrets to defeating cancer, etc. , hasn't worked out so well. Even after California funded it with 3 billion dollars and W allowed a series of lines to be used for research, not a single therapy has been found using these cells. It seems that these cells can become any type of cells in the body, but have a propensity to become tumors. And many of these tumors have actual teeth in them. In the meantime adult stem cells are continuing to used to treat diseases with a lot of success and not a single tooth growing where it shouldn't.

According to a new study released by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, some of the most liberal U.S. states rank lowest when it comes to personal freedom. …
New York is the least overall free by a considerable margin, followed by New Jersey, Rhode Island, California, and Maryland. So what is the freeist state in the Union? Sarah Palin's Alaska. No wonder the MSM doesn't like her.

While Democrats lament how frequently the Republicans have used the filibuster this past year, they seem to forget that the Republicans didn't have the votes to sustain a filibuster. In fact what they are counting as an attempted filibuster by the Republicans was anytime the Democrats wanted to cut off debate and used cloture to do it. It reminds me of the child who goes crying to his mother, "Billy hit my fist with his eye."

In our poll on what will happen in the 2010 election: 51% think the Republicans will win both houses of congress; 15% think the Republicans will take the House of Representatives; 30% see the Republicans gaining seats but not taking control; and 3% think the Republicans will lose seats. I want to thank Senator Michael Bennet for casting the vote for the Republicans losing seats.

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