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Rooting for China

December 19, 2009

This is the last time you will ever hear me taking the side of a communist country. This time however, it’s clear that China is the only country in the world that is being smart about Copenhagen and climate change.

As the Copenhagen climate farce continues, China is the only thing standing in the way of a major agreement. The other countries know about it, and they’re getting desperate, especially Barack Obama. You see, China (unlike the rest of the developed world) realizes that climate change regulation such as the Kyoto Protocol and Cap & Tax does nothing for the environment but irreparably damages the economy of every country or jurisdiction that signs onto it. This is why the signatories of Kyoto have failed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by any noteworthy degree, yet have experienced declines or drops in economic growth since the signing. The United States has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and has experienced economic growth which has outpaced the signatories of Kyoto.

Why is it that the fascists in China realize that costly and worthless climate regulation is not worth gutting an entire economy? Maybe Obama will realize this when China and India start to outcompete us. Only when Hope & Change lead us deeper into economic depression will Americans and the rest of the world wake up to the disaster that is global environmental regulation.

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Snowstorm AlGore and the Copenhagen disaster

December 12, 2009

The midwest and Texas are experiencing winter weather as bad as it gets, yet the world’s pseudo-scientists and super-socialists are meeting right now in Copenhagen to determine how best to prevent us from driving cars, heating our homes and eating meat. Luckily, they have their 1,200 limousines and 140 private jets on standby in case the weather gets too cold for them to handle.

With Copenhagen ignoring Climategate and Congress set to pass an historic erosion of our right to choose our own healthcare, the only thing in danger of burning up this Christmas season is our freedom.

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Health care reform: What could possibly go wrong?

August 21, 2009

Leave it to Rush Limbaugh to put things into their proper perspective. This from his show a few days ago:

“Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn’t understand it. It’ll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that’s nearly broke.  What could possibly go wrong?”

When you put it like that (and that’s about as accurate a description of this disaster as anyone can come up with), it is no wonder why the American people are so opposed to Obamacare. This president has not delivered on any of his campaign promises, has surrounded himself with a cabinet full of thugs…and wonders why things have become, in his words, “all wee-weed up.”

The final House vote on this bill cannot come soon enough. Kill this thing and be done with it.

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Some Great Depression Poetry

August 21, 2009

My great-grandfather wrote this poem, which was published on October 11, 1934 in the Gary Post-Tribune in Gary, IN.

Politics

The politician’s day is here,
I think I’ll join the clan,
And here’s my platform that is sure
To please most any man.

I promise you I’ll legislate;
I’ll work with all my might
That spooners in my district will
Have moonlight every night.

And winter coal bills are a drag
Upon my people dear,
And so I’ll legislate to have
The summer all the year.

And apple trees and succotash,
And pork-chop vines and lard;
We’ll get free seeds from Washington
To plant in every yard.

These unemployment days are done;
We’ll lick this thing by gosh,
And all be making money if
We do each other’s wash.

Of course you think this silly stuff;
But just the same, my dears,
It’s like the promises we’ve had
For years and years and years.

— Sic Vita

Not much has changed since then…..but I guess that’s the whole point of the poem anyway.

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Goodnight, sweet prince.

August 18, 2009

“If communism goes…we still have the House of Representatives.”

— Robert Novak, 1931-2009

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“Profit” is a six-letter word, not four

August 11, 2009

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) hates the concept of profits. “Insurance companies make an excess of $12 billion in profits every year. That’s where the reform needs to happen,” she says.

Instead of criticizing the problem of access to insurance, or the limitations private insurance puts on healthcare access (which we are being told is the problem), McCaskill makes no attempt to conceal what the debate over healthcare is about. It’s a government takeover of a profitable industry in the interest of redistributing wealth and exterminating the private sector.

The failure of Left-wing economics is the tendency to disavow any role for profit in creating progress. All economic progress we have made in this country has been made because greedy capitalists sought profits. The light bulb, the automobile, the television…these were all invented by greedy, profit-seeking bastards. So were penicillin, the stethoscope, the smallpox vaccine, the heart monitor and other inventions that have made it exponentially easier to keep people alive and healthy than it was hundreds of years ago. And the sterilization tools, floor mops, latex gloves and millions of miles of rubber tubing that every hospital and doctor’s office uses are created by companies motivated not by some utopian altruism, but by an interest in making a product that people demand and selling it for profit.

Profit-seeking is a natural and inextinguishable human motive. If it were not natural, evolution would not have allowed living organisms to develop instincts of self-preservation. The beauty of a truly free market is that this natural and human instinct of profit-seeking can be harnessed to place limits on profit seekers themselves. Apple cannot charge $1 million for an iPod; it must make its iPods affordable enough that they can be purchased en masse by consumers who demand it because it has intrinsic value and it is in their self-interest to do so. The profit-seeking motive of the consumer, manifest in his interest in saving as much money as possible, limits the profit-seeking motive of the producer.

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Cupcakes, and other necessities of life

August 10, 2009

“One-third of the entire Recovery Act is for tax relief for you, for families and small businesses… a third of it is going to tax breaks, to individuals and small businesses. That’s money in your pocket to buy cupcakes and other necessities of life.”

— President Barack Hussein Obama, June 30, 2009