OBAMA IS SUCKED IN BY NEARLY EVERY UTOPIAN IDEA THAT FLOATS ACROSS HIS DESK.
He backs cap and trade, green chimeras and restricting drilling. He is a proponent of spending fortunes on high speed rail and electric plug-in cars.
OBAMA IS DON QUIXOTE CHASING AFTER ABSURD WINDMILLS TO SUPPLY OUR NEED FOR ENERGY. He is riding with his faithful, flunky, Sancho Panza --Joe Biden. Obama is investing billions of dollars in Brazilian oil while inhibiting oil jobs in America.
He has insisted that all incandescent bulbs be replaced by compact fluorescent bulbs, even though they are manufactured in China and will cost us jobs. All in the pristine name of "clean" light bulbs. Well, what the hell, let the Chinese be poisoned by these harmful compact fluorescent light bulbs.
And why does Obama do all these silly things? Democrats boast altruistic purposes. Obama ruins our economy so that polar bears won't die and glaciers won't melt in a few hundred years. Forget that the glaciers are growing in Antarctica.
But where are our jobs? How do we resurrect the economy?
OBAMA RODE INTO OFFICE ON QUIXOTE'S DONKEY WITH THE PROMISE THAT HE WOULD FIX THE ECONOMY AND PROVIDE MORE JOBS. HE HAS TOTALLY FAILED TO DO EITHER. Our economy is more in debt than ever and unemployment is certainly higher than it was….
The problem with Leftwing idealism is that it doesn’t work.
Obama: an easy mark?
There’s a saying among old poker hands: “PLAY YOUR OPPONENT, NOT YOUR CARDS.” Poker legend Doyle Brunson said he could win without even looking at his cards — his opponent’s reactions told him all he needed to know.
No one has learned this lesson in Washington better than House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). And in the past few months, NOBODY HAS PLAYED THE MARK BETTER THAN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.
Now, as Democrats urge Congress to raise the debt ceiling without strings attached, and the GOP calls on Congress to do so only with significant spending cuts, BOEHNER KNOWS ONE THING: OBAMA CONCEDED DEFEAT MONTHS AGO. THE PRESIDENT TOLD HIM SO AT A DEC. 7 NEWS CONFERENCE....
Obama is a tragedy for the country and a disappointment to the left.
GAP Shares Plunge on predicted inflation
Shares of The GAP are plunging after hours, after the company put out a huge earnings warning for coming quarters.
The stock is off 14%.
What's interesting is the why: Inflation.
Another reason Obama won’t be reelected.
Theory and Action: the deluded left
THE AGENDA PROJECT’S GOAL is to build a powerful, intelligent, well-connected political movement CAPABLE OF IDENTIFYING AND ADVANCING RATIONAL, EFFECTIVE IDEAS IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE AND IN SO DOING ENSURE OUR COUNTRY’S ENDURING SUCCESS.
Between out-dated political parties, self-interested multi-national corporations, and ineffectual elected officials, GOOD VALUES AND COMMON SENSE HAVE LOST THEIR POWER IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE. OUR GOAL IS TO RETURN NORMAL AMERICANS TO THE CENTER OF THE POLICY DEBATE BY CULTIVATING AN UNDERSTANDING OF PUBLIC POLICY, FACILITATING COMMON ACTION, AND CONNECTING THE BEST IDEAS and the strongest leaders with engaged citizens, elected officials, the media, political insiders, and experts through a variety of in-person and on-line platforms.
Now go to the website and watch the video. Does that look like someone who is trying to put good values and common sense in the “Public Debate?”
A Shovel-Empty Waste Of $787 Billion
On top of the other failures of President Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan you can now add this: IT DIDN'T EVEN FULFILL THE SIMPLE PROMISE OF CREATING MORE HIGHWAY JOBS AND IMPROVING ROADWAYS.
Shortly after getting the gargantuan program through Congress, Obama heralded the stimulus' $28 billion in new highway money, calling it "the largest new investment in America's infrastructure since President Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System" and promising that it would "help states create a 21st-century infrastructure."
OBAMA ALSO SAID THAT THE EXTRA HIGHWAY MONEY WOULD "CREATE OR SAVE" 150,000 JOBS BY THE END OF 2010.
Well, the results are in.
A new study by economists Timothy Conley of the University of Western Ontario and Bill Dupor of Ohio State found that despite the influx of all that federal money, HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION JOBS ACTUALLY PLUNGED BY NEARLY 70,000 BETWEEN 2008 AND 2010.
As the authors explain, MANY STATES SIMPLY TOOK THE FREE FEDERAL MONEY AND SHIFTED THEIR OWN HIGHWAY FUNDS TO MEET OTHER NEEDS. In fact, in some states, highway spending dropped, even with the added federal money….
Money is fungible and can and does flow from where it was supposed to go to where the politicians want it to go. Nothing new in that.
How to recover from failure
Here’s an interesting piece telling 10 stories of failure and how people came back. This is a life skill we all need.
Patrick Moore: A Heretic in the Green Movement
There is a darkly humorous scene in the Wachowskis’ film The Matrix in which the sentient computer program called Agent Smith explains his epiphany about the true nature of human beings:
I’ve realised that you are not actually mammals. Every mammal on the planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. BUT YOU HUMANS DO NOT. YOU MOVE TO AN AREA AND YOU MULTIPLY AND MULTIPLY UNTIL EVERY NATURAL RESOURCE IS CONSUMED AND THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN SURVIVE IS TO SPREAD TO ANOTHER AREA ... HUMAN BEINGS ARE A DISEASE, A CANCER OF THE PLANET. YOU ARE A PLAGUE. AND WE ARE … THE CURE.
In those lines the Wachowski siblings encapsulate, if inadvertently, the raison d’être of Greenpeace. Perhaps this is because the same crypto-Marxist misanthropy that informs The Matrix is at the core of Greenpeace International. In his latest book, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout, Patrick Moore explains that even in Greenpeace’s earliest days THERE WERE FANTASISTS WHO SPOKE PRIVATELY OF THE NEED FOR A “RELIGION OF THE ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE SIMPLY HAVE FAITH IN THE GURUS”
Moore’s break with Greenpeace in 1986 is not entirely analogous to Leon Trotsky’s expulsion from the Soviet Communist Party in 1927, and yet certain intriguing similarities exist. Each man was once a seminal figure in a successful (albeit very different) radical political project, only to find himself at a later date in the crosshairs of the very same movement. …..
….. ENVIRO-ACTIVISTS QUESTION MOORE’S MOTIVATIONS AT EVERY TURN, but that is mainly because their ideological blinkers prevent them from identifying what is blindingly obvious to any fair-minded observer. Moore’s starting point is that the population of the world is almost 7 billion right now and will probably nudge 9 billion before it begins to decline, and only then if we solve the problem of “billions of people … trapped in poverty”. The reason for this is that WEALTH HAS A DIRECT CORRELATION WITH REDUCED BIRTH-RATES. The key to overpopulation, therefore, is “employing all the advances in technology, chemistry and genetics … throughout the developing world”. SAVING THE PLANET REQUIRES MORE ELECTRIFICATION, REFRIGERATION, MECHANISATION OF AGRICULTURE AND, YES, FORESTRY—NOT LESS, AS THE NEO-LUDDITES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT CONTEND….
Environmentalists like many other leftist causes tend to identify the problem, misidentify the solution and proceed to cause more difficulties than they alleviate.
Implant breakthrough helps paraplegic man
IN A world first, neurosurgeons in the US say electrodes implanted in the lower spine have ENABLED A PARAPLEGIC MAN TO STAND UP UNAIDED, MOVE HIS LEGS VOLUNTARILY AND, WITH HELP, WALK ON A TREADMILL.
The therapy marks an exciting advance in the quest to overcome crippling injuries of the spinal cord, they said.
"This is a breakthrough," said Susan Harkema, a professor at the Spinal Cord Research Centre at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, who led the 11-member team.
"IT OPENS UP A HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE DAILY FUNCTIONING OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ...
We live in a wonderful age where miracles happen.