Archive for November 2011

Darkness Falls

After decades of government subsidies and wasting of taxpayer money renewable energy still can’t get up to providing a measly 3% of our electricity. Obama is trying to kill the coal industry (we don’t have to guess, he told us so) and he’s halting gas drilling and development wherever he can.  Hydroelectric Dams are being…

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Drunk Drivers Are Actually Pretty Safe

There are about 11,000 alcohol-related deaths as year in America.  Sounds pretty bad.  But consider that “alcohol-related” does not mean that the accident was actually caused by alcohol, it just means there was a car crash, someone had been drinking and someone died.  Many or most of those may have due to alcohol consumption but…

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Massachusetts Justice

The excellent John and Abigail Adams TV series has John Adams saying, at the end of the final chapter, something along the lines of “We gave them freedom, I hope they will preserve it.” Adams and the founding fathers carried out much of the their work to give us freedom in Massachusetts. Boston might be…

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Australia Passes Carbon Tax — and Criminalizes Any Criticism

The global warming hoax depends upon another hoax — that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. The late Ernst Georg Beck proved that it isn’t and that increases in CO2 levels do not raise the temperature of the earth. In fact all increases in CO2 levels are preceded by rising temperatures. In other words, the AGW…

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Rick Perry’s Sweeping Plan for Government Reform

Perry’s plan for the reform of government, Uproot and Overhaul Washington,  is the sort of stuff he revealed in Fed Up! and his campaign is perking up as a result. Democrat unmanned drone Steny Hoyer accuses Perry of pandering to the Tea Party to which Perry says, “Thanks, brother.” Aside from the specific proposals of…

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Imagine It, Do It

There are many skills that can be developed in life if you are able to see yourself doing whatever it is.  Ansel Adams (1902-1984) wrote about the process of prevision or “pre-visualization” as the first step in making a fine art photograph.  The photo he called, “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” is an example of Adams…

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Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Obamacare Cases

The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in most of the Obamacare cases challenging the individual mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.  Those cases were brought by 26 states to challenge the mandate under the commerce clause arguing that Congress does not have the power to require individuals to buy…

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Darkness Falls in 49 Days — Are You Ready?

The Occupy Wall Street crime wave and protest might not be so obnoxious if they were protesting something actually worthy of protest.  Like the incandescent light bulb ban the goes into effect on January 1, 2012.  On and after that date you will no longer be able to purchase 100-watt incandescent bulbs.  This should have…

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Roger Kimball Nails Mitt Romney

This is one of those “I wish I’d said that,” quotes: Now let me acknowledge, what I’ve said before in this space, that if it came down to it, I’d vote for Mitt Romney. Indeed, if it came down to it, I’d campaign vigorously for him (at least, I’d be vigorous against his opponent). But,…

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