Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Miscellanous-- TEA Party behavior -- Liberal Generousity-- Global Warming

Democrat Harrassment

Were the Democrats really harassed on their way to the Capital to vote on Obama's healthcare proposal? There have been charges that they were spit upon and that they were called racists names. The MSM has assumed that this happened but in spite of a $10,000 reward offered by Andrew Breitbart (he has since raised it to $100,000) no one has been able to produced any recording where anything more than people yelling such things as "Kill the bill" has been found.

Now I assumed that this was just the luck of the draw. No one was filming their walk to the capital from start to finish. But I just recently found out that the Democrats had their own cameras running! Now if such things were actually going on, don't you think they would have recorded it? Did they instead take advice once again from Saul Alinsky to try an demonize their enemy? You can't say for sure either way, but there is a lot of room for doubt now.

It also was reported that a coffin had been left on the front lawn of a house just down from Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahan. But that turns out not to be true.

As we now know, the coffin was a stage-prop. It was covered with an American flag, at a protest which was covered by local television station KSDK. The coffin was not left on any lawn, but instead was used and then taken back to the garage of a St Louis Tea Party organizer.

Knowing this, Carnahan still sends out a fundraising request painting himself as a victim, citing a story he planted in the national press three days after the incident occurred. "He must have been so frightened he couldn’t call the press for three days."

Carnahan press secretary Sara Howard told KMOV this morning that the Congressman did not take the mock funeral as a threat, but did say that this “kind of rhetoric and behavior has absolutely no place in civil discourse.”

Liberal charity.

It seems the liberals as the old saying are willing to "give you the shirt off ..... my back." Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals.

“When I started doing research on charity,” Mr. Brooks wrote, “I expected to find that political liberals — who, I believed, genuinely cared more about others than conservatives did — would turn out to be the most privately charitable people. So when my early findings led me to the opposite conclusion, I assumed I had made some sort of technical error. I re-ran analyses. I got new data. Nothing worked. In the end, I had no option but to change my views.”

In the meantime we see when Virginia Delegate Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, set up the “Tax Me More Fund” in 2002, he did it to make a point: Those complaining the most loudly about spending “cuts” in Richmond could put their own money where their mouth was and make a voluntary contribution to the state.

Last year - to supplement a $74 billion 2008-10 biennial state budget – they did just that. Total collected: $1,500, according to the Virginia Department of Taxation

So here we have another cherished self belief about liberals that they care more than conservatives down the drain at least when they have an opportunity to personally prove it.

Global Warming

James Lovelock, the grandfather of the green has come to some interesting conclusion and has some interesting observations. Liberals like to say there is no disagreement among "knowledgeable" scientists about global warming. But if we are to believe Lovelock that is simply untrue. Here's a quote from an interview he did with Leo Hickman

"The great climate science centres around the world are more than well aware how weak their science is. If you talk to them privately they're scared stiff of the fact that they don't really know what the clouds and the aerosols are doing. They could be absolutely running the show. We haven't got the physics worked out yet. One of the chiefs once said to me that he agreed that they should include the biology in their models, but he said they hadn't got the physics right yet and it would be five years before they do. So why on earth are the politicians spending a fortune of our money when we can least afford it on doing things to prevent events 50 years from now? They've employed scientists to tell them what they want to hear. The Germans and the Danes are making a fortune out of renewable energy. I'm puzzled why politicians are not a bit more pragmatic about all this."

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