Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Little evidence" for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's global warming claims.

So says the InterAcademy Counsel.  (Link here.)

Who do you believe, the IPCC or the IAC?  The guys who claimed that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 or the guys who didn't?

Either way, their ain't no consensus!

(By the way, I know that was grammatically incorrect.  Allow me a little poetic license, okay?)

Recycle Government - Gateway to November

The "Tea Party" is coming to the Arch grounds in St. Louis on September 12, 2010.  For details, click here or here.  Make plans to come on out and show your support for limited government.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Obama administration advocating "reeducation"

From Steven Portnoy at ABC News:  Since Americans haven't embraced the healthcare reform blunder know as Obamacare, "Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration has 'a lot of reeducation to do' heading into the midterm [elections]."  (Link here.)

Now, I'm sure, Secretary Sebelius didn't know what "reeducation" really means in the 20th and 21st century.  Of course not.

Another congressional Democrat in ethical trouble

And, in other shocking news, the sun rose in the east this morning and is on track to set in the west this evening.  (Link to story here.)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not-so-shockingly, Post-Dispatch editorial is way off base

I rarely read the local newspaper's editorial page.  Why bother?  I suspect that most St. Louisans could predict the Post-Dispatch's editorial position quite easily by reviewing the daily talking points from the Democratic National Committee and leaning a bit to the left.  However, for some reason, today's lead editorial, which was headlined "President Pariah" caught my eye.

This editorial criticises Robin Carnahan for keeping her distance from Barack Obama and his policy "achievements" and advocates embracing the president's policies.  No surprise there, and nothing really remarkable.  But the piece continues and argues that "Ms. Carnahan . . . should be hammering on the fact that today's economic woes, record deficits, and record income disparity between the rich and the rest of America are in large part a function of decisions made on the Republicans' watch over the last 10 years:  $2.1 trillion in tax cuts, a trillion dollars worth of wars conducted off the books and $373 billion in unfunded Medicare expansion."

This, of course, is right out of the old Democrat playbook . . . blame George W. Bush.  And, you know what, I agree.  President Bush and the Republicans spent too much when they were in power.  True.  No doubt about it.  But lets take a look at the approximately $3.5 trillion in spending that the Post chooses to cite - not to discuss the merits of tax cuts, or the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, or the expansion of Medicare (which it would surprise me if the Post didn't endorse at the time) - but in comparison with the levels of spending since the Democrats have captured the White House.

The facts are this, from the time that George W. Bush took office in 2001 until he left in January of 2010, the national debt increased by $4,899,100,310,609.  That's roughly $4.9 trillion.  That's bad, no doubt about it, but President Bush was in office for eight years.  Barack Obama has been in office for only 19 months.  In those 19 months, the national debt has already increased by another $2,736,401,236,918.  That's worse - and by a substantial margin.

During the Bush administration, the national debt increased at a rate of $1.68 billion per day.  But in the first 579 days of the Obama administration, the national debt has increased at a rate of $4.73 billion per day.  Almost $5 billion per day!

When it comes to government spending, the Democrats are Barry Bonds and the Republicans are Jack Clark.  It is disingenuous for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to criticize the spending record of George W. Bush and the Republican Party yet advocate embracing Obamaism.

I would give Robin Carnahan credit for running away from Obama if I believed that her run was anything more than a desperate and deceitful ploy in an election campaign.  But, alas, that's exactly what it is.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blunt's lead widening

Check out the latest Rasmussen poll showing Roy Blunt leading Robin Carnahan in Missouri's Senate race by 11 percentage points, 51-40.

Don't get complacent folks, but the wheels seem to be falling off the Carnahan bandwagon.

Did anybody have a have a child in 2010?

I did.  And, according to the Congressional Budget Office, she's already in debt . . . big time . . . and its getting worse.  For full details, link here, but here are some lowlights:

The personal share of America's public debt for each child born this year is $29,178.00.

On their tenth birthdays, in 2020, their share of the debt will have risen to $49,694.00.

By the time most of them graduate from high school, in 2028, each of those children's debt share will be $80,650.00.

When these kids reach age 30, their share of the federal government's debt will be $166,500.00.

And, get this, "if government spending is not immediately restrained, our nation's public debt is projected to increase from $9.1 trillion in 2010 to $122.8 trillion by 2050.  As a result, when children born today reach 40 years old, their share of the U.S. public debt will be $279,738--an increase of 859 percent above what it is today.  For a family of four, the total household debt share would be approximately $1.119 million."

Sorry baby.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another reason to keep this blog anonymous . . .

Link here.

Robin who?

Powerful national Democrats were in St. Louis this weekend.  Robin Carnahan appeared with none of them.  (The photo above is from 2009.)

And when those powerful Democrats spoke, in Missouri, where Carnahan is involved in a hot and extremely important U.S. Senate race, none of them mentioned her name.  Not Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, not DNC chairman Tim Kaine, not Vice President Joe Biden.  (Tony Messenger noticed . . . link here .)

Why not?  Because Robin Carnahan is pretending that she's not like Sebelius, or Kaine, or Biden, or their leader, Barack Obama.  It is an illusion.  Let's not be fooled.  Robin Carnahan is a rubber stamp waiting to happen.  Whether she appears with the liberal Democrats of Washington or not . . . she's one of them.

Federal Judge blocks federal funds for destruction of human embryos . . . for now

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the Obama administration's policy allowing the National Institutes of Health to fund embryonic stem cell research on new cell lines, a.k.a. experimentation on newly slaughtered children.  (Link to story here .)

Kudos to you Judge Lamberth.  But, his ruling is not final and whatever final ruling the judge makes is subject to appeal.

Nevertheless, this is good news, at least for the time being.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

.gov equals .propaganda

The Obama administration is abusing its power and mis-using government resources including Recovery.gov and HealthReform.gov for dissemination of politial propaganda.  So says Representative Darrell Issa (R-California).  Issa produced a 37-page report documenting abuses of those websites.  (Link to story here.)

Such abuses, of course, come as no surprise to any observer of the current crop of Democrats in Washington.  (And isn't that a sad commentary on the state of the country?)

The truth is this . . . nothing, not a single word that comes from the mouth (or website) of anyone associated with the current regime can be taken at face value.  It's all spin.

Doubt it all.  Doubt them all.  And do all you can rid the government of every Democrat you can in November.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

It is time to change the Fourteenth Amendment

Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution begins . . .

All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States . . .

That language, and court cases interpreting it since the late 1800s, has granted American citizenship to anyone born within the borders of the United States, whether the parents of the child are present legally or not.  As you might imagine, birthright citizenship has created quite an incentive for foreign nationals to be here when children are born.  Reports are that at least 60,000 babies are born to illegal immigrants every year - in Texas alone.  (Link here.)  That's 60,000 feet (120,000 feet, technically) blocking the door from hitting the lawbreaking parents' rear-ends on their way out of the country since it is much more difficult (if not impossible) to deport the illegal immigrant parents of U.S. citizen infants.  And we sure can't deport the babies.

I'm for a robust, vibrant, and big-hearted LEGAL immigration system (coupled with real enforcement of immigration laws and sending those folks who are here illegally home, post haste).  But birthright citizenship, as it now stands, is out of hand.  The fix is simple, though the way complex . . .

The time has come to amend the beginning of the Fourteenth Amendment to read:

All persons born in the United States to a legal resident mother or father and all persons naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States . . .

The quest revisit the notion of birthright citizenship is gaining some traction.  (Link to story here.)  The time has come.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Barack and Robin!

Did you know today was Barack Obama's birthday?  And Robin Carnahan's?  Both are 49 years old today.

With only the best of intentions (and not to not-so-subtly highlight that Obama and Carnahan are two peas in the same pod), the Missouri Republican Party delivered a birthday cake to Robin Carnahan's Clayton office today.  (As reported by Jake Wagman at stltoday.com - link here.)

Obama spends $700,000.00 of OUR MONEY to convince America that Obamacare is a good idea

If the cost of Obamacare wasn't high enough already, the federal government is spending $700,000.00 on nationwide television advertising featuring Andy Griffith to convince you that you really should like it.  (Link to story here.)

Yes, your federal government, is spending money again - even more money that it doesn't have.  And a few hundred thousand dollars may not seem like much these days, but it is, again, and this is important, hundreds of thousands of dollars that the government doesn't have - on top of hundreds of billions or trillions to be spent on Obamacare.

Matlock won't be able to convince the American people that this is a good idea.  And, even liberals supporting this fiasco ought to realize, $700,000.00 can't buy enough lipstick for this pig.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Proposition C . . . a message to Barack Obama and the Democrats

Missouri's Proposition C, purportedly allowing Missourians to "opt out" of Obamacare's mandatory healthcare coverage provisions, is passing with overwhelming numbers.  (Link here.)

Legally, that probably won't matter as federal law will preempt the new state law but that wasn't the point of Proposition C.  The point was to send a clear message to the advocates of the Democrats' healthcare "reform" package that was wheeled, dealed, and lied into law earlier this year.  Consider the message sent.

But, unfortunately, I doubt that the intended audience is listening.  How long has it been since the Democrats in Washington gave a [darn] about what us common folk out in the country thought?  Have they ever?  I don't see much evidence that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi or their ilk are very concerned about what we think.

I am curious to see if the message gets through closer to home.  What will the Democrats' newly-minted nominee for the U.S. Senate say about Obamacare now that the voters she's courting have spoken with such a loud voice?

I'm curious but that's about all.  Robin Carnahan is an Obamite, through and through.  Whatever she says now, she'll be saying to get elected.  If elected, she'll be a rubber stamp for the Obama agenda.  (For fun, check out this link.)

Seriously, the elections this November matter - a great deal.  Missouri needs Roy Blunt.  America needs Roy Blunt.

I can't say it enough.  And I'll be saying it often for the next three months.

Monday, August 2, 2010