EPA colludes with Billionaires; “chain of environmental command”

U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental Works,  Minority Report issued 30 July 2014, link here: REPORT: The Chain of Environmental Command EPW Republicans release in-depth environmental collusion report, “The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA” July 30, 2014 U.S Environment and Public Works…

The Black Knight

Obama is the Black Knight of American politics. Wait…was that racist? These days, it probably is – but I speak of another of the bravest and the finest knights in the land. For those of you who do not know who the Black Knight is, in the 1975 Monty Python classic, Monty Python and the…

Lomborg’s Senate testimony

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry Because   there   is   no   good, cheap   green   energy,   the   almost   universal  political  choices   have   been   expensive   policies   that   do   very   little. There   is   much   greater   scope   for   climate   policies to   make   the   total   climate   cost   greater   through  the   21st   century. – Bjorn Lomborg Yesterday the U.S. Senate…

Constitution: legal change

The Constitution of the United States Article. V. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to…

If I Were Elected President in 2016

Let’s assume that I get elected to the Presidency in 2016. My first call is to Putin and the second is to the President of Mexico: “Vlad. Wasssssup! Good, good…you know I don’t deal with that thick Russian-ass accent well, so I’m afraid I just need you to stuff a sock in it and listen.”…

The Predictable Death of Common Sense

Videos and articles highlighting seemingly brain-dead people committing brain-dead actions are posted all over Al Gore’s greatest invention, the Internet. If you are like me, you just have to look at them and shake your head – and maybe mutter the word “dumbass” under your breath (if you are as tactless as I am) as…

In Memoriam

Earlier this morning, we lost yet another of our family to the evil of cancer. My wife’s aunt succumbed to this detestable disease the same way that my mother-in-law did – quickly, cruelly and senselessly. In the past couple of years, we have lost her matriarchal grandparents, now her aunt – and I have lost…

The raw politics of science

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry  The myth that there is no politics of science is dangerous as it prevents the important and urgently needed institution of some democratic control of the existing system of politics within the commonwealth of learning. – Joseph Agassi Climate Etc. has previously addressed in numerous posts the…

Who’s On Top

Last night, while we were eating my famous mushroom-swiss burgers (mushroom –swiss filled peppers for my vegetarian daughter-in-law,) I brought up the topic of weird Obamacare regulations. You see, last week I had to visit the gynecologist. This yearly visit of lie down, lift your arms, spread your legs and relax, is routine. Only this…

Special People

There is a special class of people in this world who share a gift; I have seen them in action my entire business career. That gift is the uncanny ability to make the wrong choice almost 100% of the time. They usually don’t climb very high in their careers because in a capitalistic, competitive environment,…

WWJD

Last night I had my parents and some friends over for jambalaya. Here is a snippet from our conversation: Sal (my mom) – Isn’t that awful about all these illegals coming in? Friend – We have to think of what the Christian thing to do is. Sal – What would Jesus do? Dad – Send…

Socialism worked…………………….

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK,…

THE BERNIE MADOFF OF AMERICAN POLITICS!!!

In Manhattan, where I spend a lot of my professional (& personal) time, there are always some people, mostly tourists but some locals, who never figure out the scam that the 3-card Monte dealers use to fool hundreds of folks everyday!!! To many of us, Barack Hussein Obama was a 3-card Monte dealer of the…

We Can (And Should) Legislate Morality

We have all heard it said. It is a common libertarian thought and since all conservatives/classic liberals have a libertarian streak, we have all thought it. Many of us have said it as well, I know that I have. I have said that “you can’t legislate morality.” That was the basis for my comments about…

The Anti-Liberty Party

If it could be any clearer that Democrats are the anti-liberty party, I really don’t know how they could accomplish it. Mad Men’s Don Draper couldn’t come up with a marketing campaign that could communicate more clearly to America that they are unquestionably the party of government and when in control will always seek to…