Saturday, August 07, 2010

Told ya

(Via the Drudge Report)

Disaster that never was: Why claims that BP created history's worst oil spill may be the most cynical spin campaign ever

More and more people are channeling Clara Peller, but this time the question is "Where's the oil?" Some, obvious experts in the field, (ahem) are sure it's out there somewhere, but no one seems to be able to find it--and they haven't been able to find it for months (note the date on this story, whose first sentence is "What if they gave a spill and no oil came?")

This story has been cynically spun to death by the Obama administration and a sycophantic media, all of who were intent on deeming this "The Disaster That Would Turn the Gulf Into the Sahara" so that The One could come riding over the hill with the cavalry to save the poor folks on the Gulf Coast from the evils of BP ("Big Petroleum"). Except they botched the response, then made it worse by scaring all the tourists away. By the time you add on the damage caused by their attempted drilling ban, the bill for this little debacle is staggering.

When you go to the polls in November, you might want to remember this incident and make the responsible parties pay.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

If they can't get the guns...

They're going to try for the ammunition. Jim Shepherd in The Shooting Wire sat in on yesterday's teleconference where a cross-section of do-gooders, who have filed a petition with the EPA, presented their (weak) case for banning lead ammunition. Jim nicely fisks their arguments and demonstrates why their petition should legally go nowhere.

However, just because they should go nowhere doesn't mean that's what will happen, especially when once considers that this is the EPA and the Obama administration we're dealing with. One has demonstrated multiple times that they can nothing for scientific research, the other that they care nothing for the law.

I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine which is which.

Watch this one carefully.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Got to work on that last 3%

(Via Breda)

You are 3% hippie.

Ok, you conservative soul. Do you even believe in global warming? Loosen that necktie a little, and try some organic food. It actually does taste better. And go to a farmer's market--they're fun.

Are you a hippie?
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The funny part is the stereotypes in the quiz. You can see two above, and I flunk them both. I only wear a necktie when necessary (and let me tell you, they ain't often necessary) and I do go to farmers' markets (let's get the apostrophe in the correct location, please) because I like fresh foods (they usually taste better) and I like to see my money stay here and enrich my neighbors, rather than go to some agricultural combine who is importing the stuff from Argentina.

Nazzo fast, Guido

President Barack Obama is giving himself a grade of "incomplete" for his presidency even though he says he has a "pretty good track record."

Um, don't think so...

President Barack Obama is giving himself a grade of "incompetent" for his presidency.

There. Fixed it for you.

But it begs a greater question--Is Barack Obama a bumbling, incompetent amateur, a kid sitting on a phone book so that he can eat at the adult table? Or is he something worse, a far-leftist who is deliberately destroying the country in order to remake it, and who has zero intention of stepping down from power when he either fails to win re-election or finishes his second term?

There are troubling stories that are pointing toward the latter. His leftist political leanings are beyond argument (except to his political fan bois.) In the best of Chicago political traditions, he has filled many of the positions around him with political cronies, loyal to him rather than to the Constitution or the law. He has committed acts that can be argued to be far beyond the power of his office, and allowed to get away with it. There are multiple stories (here's the latest) how he and his allies plan on thwarting the will of the electorate should they lose their majority position in November.

These are the things we've seen in other times and in other places in history. They usually occur when a nation is about to change over to a more totalitarian form of government. (See Chavez, Hugo.)

They ignore the evidence all around them that their way has never worked, despite the number of times it has been tried. If it did, the Soviet Union would be the most powerful country in the world. Instead, it's consigned to the pages of history books. European "democratic socialism" is failing as I write, slowly collapsing under it's own rotten weight. The few productive individuals can not carry the many unproductive ones forever. Everyone much be productive and learn to fend for himself. Societies where this is the norm become rich; the others become history.

They believe that they are "the people we've been waiting for", and that it will work this time because they're so much smarter and better than the rest of us. Why, they have the degrees from Harvard and Yale and Cambridge to prove it. Step aside, little people, and let us "fix it for you".

Codevilla was right, there is a class in this country who believe they were born to rule over the rest of us. They apparently believe that this is their appointed time to "fix" the system so that they can do so forever.

Are you ready to demonstrate otherwise to them? Because that may be the most important question of them all.