Archive for July, 2008

2008 Presidential Choice: Leader or Diletant–McCain or Obama

Posted on July 31, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

 

PRES] McCain: The One

 

“Where Does the Money Go?” National Debt – Bill Moyers

 

 Sen. McCain Responds to Budget Deficit

 

Obama and McCain Duel Over the Economy


 

“…a government must appeal to its citizens in terms of competence, realism, sobriety, and personal character. Rather than whipping up enthusiasm, it must seek to bring calm to agitated souls. In the language of Camus, it must restore a sense of limits. Its rhetoric must endeavor to make limits plausible. The most terrifying limit, of course, is a government’s inability to bring about a resolution of the spiritual crisis, which dicatates the modest amount of political power it can mobilize apart for war, and maybe even in the presence of war. And we, the intellectuals among citizens, must learn to control our own yearnings for a “new world.” as we learn to llve in the one inhabit, affirming our own history and the “real possibilities” it offers.”

~Gerhart Niemeyer

 

The Wall Street Journal published a very revealing poll comparing Senators McCain and Obama.

WSJ/NBC Poll: Obama Maintains Lead Over McCain

“…the Arizona Republican senator has an 11-percentage-point advantage over Obama when voters were asked which candidate’s background and set of values they identify with more—58% said that candidate was McCain, while 47% said Obama. In contrast, 34% said McCain does not represent their values, while 43% said Obama does not.

Yet when it comes to the issues, however, a solid majority — 60% — said Obama’s approach “is in the mainstream of most Americans’ thinking” while 45% described McCain’s views as mainstream. More than four out of 10 said McCain’s views are “out of step” while just under three in 10 said the same about Obama.

McCain also came out ahead, 46%-41%, when voters were asked who would be the “safer choice” for president. …”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/07/23/wsjnbc-poll-obama-maintains-lead-over-mccain/

If you believe the poll, Obama is leading by 6 percentage points over McCain with the poll having a possible error of 3 percentage points.

At this point in the campaign I would have thought Obama would have a lead of at least 10% over McCain.

The spread will narrow as election day approaches and while there will be the ususal after convention bounce for both candidates, the Democrats should be worried.

Why the narrow spread today?

The Democratic Party and their Presidential candidate have been a big supporter of huge government subsidies for ethanol and no drilling for oil off the US coasts and ANWR.

The result of such a policy has been  rising food and gasoline prices that have impacted all of the American people.

Obama has been a big supporter of subsidies for ethanol production and no drilling.

McCain has been opposed to farm subsidies and now supports drilling offshore, but irrationally opposes drilling in ANWR.

On these two pocket book issues, McCain has the support of the American people.

People must eat and drive to and from work each day.

The Democratic Party wants to signficantly increase both government spending and taxes.

Obama advocates a huge increase in both federal government spending and taxes.

McCain advocates cutting federal government spending and lower taxes.

Once this is clearly understood by the American people, McCain like Reagan in 1979, will win by a landside. 

Obama is perceived by the American people to be both inexperienced and unqualified to be President of the United States with an attitude of arrogance and hubris.

While Obama is an excellent reader of prepared speeches, he comes off as stuttering and confused when asked questions on subjects he knows little or nothing about.

While McCain is excellent in answering questions in townhall meetings, he is not very good reading prepared speeches.

The debates should highlight both presidential candidates advantages and disadvantages. 

Obama has the profile of a diletant or amateur not ready or up for the position of leader of the free world.

Polls are not votes.

I think the key to who will win the election is the choice of vice-presidential candidate.

Both candidates can pick a vice-president candidate that will take them beyond a tipping-point and into a winning the election if not a landside victory.

Both political parties need to motivate their political base to turnout and vote.

Voter turnout like the last Presidential election will be a decisive in deciding who will be the next President.

If Senator Obama selects either Senator Clinton or former  Senator and Vice-President Al Gore, the election will be too close to call.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. She is married to Bill Clinton—the 42nd President of the United States—and was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton

 

Al Gore

Al Gore

Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American environmental activist, author, public intellectual,[2] businessperson, former politician, and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. …”

The primary issues will be energy prices, taxes, out of control federal government spending and deficits, and illegal immigration–all economic issues that directly impact the pocket books of the American people.

The war in Iraq and the very real possibilty of war with Iran will not be a primary issue except in raising one important question–Is this person qualified to be Commander and Chief?

More and higher taxes for more federal government spending will not win.

Remember Congress has an approval rating under 10% for a reason.

If Senator McCain selects a fiscally responsible conservative such as Senator Tom Coburn, Governor Sarah Pallin, or former Governor Mitt Romney, it will be a repeat of the Presidential election of 1980, with Senator McCain the winner.

The last thing the American people want is a repeat of the Carter years with rising unemployment and inflation rates that resulted in a recession from 1980-1982 in President Reagan’s earlier years in office.

 

Tom Corburn

Tom Coburn

 “Thomas Allen “Tom” Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is an American politician and medical doctor. A member of the Republican Party, he currently serves as the junior U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Coburn#Abortion

 

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

 

Sarah Heath Palin (née Sarah Louise Heath, born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho) is the current Governor of Alaska. She is the youngest governor in Alaskan history (42 years old upon taking office), as well as the first woman to hold the office in the state. In addition to being Alaska’s first female governor, and its youngest, Palin is also the first who was born after Alaska achieved statehood. She is also the first Alaska governor not to be inaugurated in Juneau, instead choosing to hold her inauguration ceremony in Fairbanks. She took office on December 4, 2006. Her Lieutenant Governor is Sean Parnell. Palin is the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. As Governor, she has maintained uncommonly high approval ratings throughout her tenure. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

 “Willard Mitt Romney (born Detroit, Michigan, March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and former Governor of Massachusetts. Romney is also a former candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election.

Romney was CEO of Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, and co-founder of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. After his business career and serving as the CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Romney was elected as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. Romney served one term and did not seek re-election in 2006; his term expired January 4, 2007.[1]

 

 Background Articles and Videos

It’s 1980 All Over Again

“…Plug today’s generic political factors into any of the many forecasting models pitting Candidate A against Candidate B, and the Democrat wins in a landslide. The end of a two-term presidency with the incumbent’s approval at Watergate levels; widespread economic anxiety among the middle class, not just in general but in two panic-button areas (a real estate plunge and rising pricers for gas and food); and an unpopular war. It feels like 1979 and Jimmy Carter.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=14&

 

United States presidential election, 1980

“The United States presidential election of 1980 featured a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, along with third party candidates, the independent John B. Anderson and Libertarian Ed Clark. Reagan, aided by the Iran hostage crisis and a worsening economy at home, won the election by a wide margin. …”

 

 

ElectoralCollege1980.svg

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ElectoralCollege1980.svg

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1980 

 

Recent additions to U.S. public debt

Fiscal year
(begins 10/01)
Value % of GDP
2001 $144.6 billion 1.4%
2002 $409.3 billion 3.9%
2003 $589.0 billion 5.5%
2004 $605.0 billion 5.3%
2005 $523.2 billion 4.3%
2006 $536.5 billion 4.1%
2007 $527.9 billion 3.9%

End of
Fiscal Year
US Public Debt
USD billions[18]
% of GDP[19]
1910 2.6
1920 25.9
1930 16.2
1940 43.0 44.2
1950 257.4 80.2
1960 290.2 45.7
1970 389.2 28.0
1980 930.2 26.1
1990 3233 42.0
2000 5674 35.1
2005 7933 37.4
2007 9008 36.8
2008   37.9(est)

US Public debt per GDP 1791-2006.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_public_debt

National debt by U.S. presidential terms

U.S. president  ↓ Party  ↓ Term years  ↓ Start debt/GDP*  ↓ End debt/GDP*  ↓ Increase debt ($T)  ↓ Increase debt/GDP  ↓
Roosevelt/Truman D 1945-1949 117.5% 93.2% 0.05 -24.3%
Truman Harry Truman D 1949-1953 93.2% 71.3% 0.01 -21.9%
Eisenhower1 Dwight Eisenhower R 1953-1957 71.3% 60.5% 0.01 -10.8%
Eisenhower2 Dwight Eisenhower R 1957-1961 60.5% 55.1% 0.02 -5.4%
Kennedy/Johnson D 1961-1965 55.1% 46.9% 0.03 -8.2%
Johnson Lyndon Johnson D 1965-1969 46.9% 38.6% 0.05 -8.3%
Nixon1 Richard Nixon R 1969-1973 38.6% 35.7% 0.07 -2.9%
Nixon2 Nixon/Ford R 1973-1977 35.7% 35.8% 0.19 +0.1%
Carter Jimmy Carter D 1977-1981 35.8% 32.6% 0.18 -3.2%
Reagan1 Ronald Reagan R 1981-1985 32.6% 43.9% 0.65 +11.3%
Reagan2 Ronald Reagan R 1985-1989 43.9% 53.1% 1.04 +9.2%
Bush GHW George H. W. Bush R 1989-1993 53.1% 66.2% 1.40 +13.1%
Clinton1 Bill Clinton D 1993-1997 66.2% 65.6% 1.12 -0.6%
Clinton2 Bill Clinton D 1997-2001 65.6% 57.4% 0.42 -8.2%
Bush GW1 George W. Bush R 2001-2005 57.4% 64.3% 1.15 +6.9%
Bush GW2 George W. Bush R 2005-2009 projection 64.3% 68.2% projection   +3.9% projection

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

 

John McCain: Farm subsidies


 

Tom Coburn’s Fight Against Pork

 
 

Coburn on Stealing from our Children 09 20 07

 

Tom Coburn – The Dr. of Truth

 

Senator Tom Coburn talks about his health care plan pt.1

 

Senator Tom Coburn talks about his health care plan pt.2

 

Sarah Palin–Perspective

 

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Larry Kudlow

 

Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck

 

Sarah Palin for Vice President – 2008

Sarah Palin on ACES

 

 

Mitt Romney – An Introduction


 

Mitt Romney on drilling,the economy,and more


 

Romney: Open Oil Fields in Alaska for Domestic Drilling


 

Gov. Romney on Immigration & Healthcare


 

Mitt Romney: Tax policy


 

Mitt Romney on being Vice President for John McCain


 

McCain VP Rumors Swirl


 

‘Celeb’, Mc Cain ad tells it like it is


 

“New Energy” Ad


 

Pump¨ TV Ad 


 

CNNC McCain ad: “Celeb

 

U.S. Troops-hater Obama Thinks He Did Well in Global Campaign 

 

The Winner!


 

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The Heidelberg Appeal: Beware of False Gods and Prophets 

Going Deep–Cool–Deep Ocean Water (DOW)–Ocean Power!

Saving The World: The Importance of Getting The Priorities Right

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The Empty Suit or Hollow Man–Barrack Obama–An Legend In His Own Mind

Posted on July 30, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Video, War |

 

The One

 

Celeb

 

“I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views,”

~Barrack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

 

“”Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame,” I’ve already had an hour and a half. I mean, I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.”

 

~Barack Obama, The Senator’s Humble Beginning: Rising Star Barack Obama Is Resolutely Down to Earth

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A48523-2005Feb23?language=printer

 

“The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.”

~Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 

 

Troops

 

T S Eliot

The Hollow Men

 

While listening to various talk radio shows, the two words I hear over and over again from the callers to describe Senator Obama are “empty suit” .

I prefer calling him one of the “hollow men” .

In an introduction to Gerhart Niemeyer’s Aftersight and Foresight: Select Essays, Michael Henry wrote:

Contemporary conservatives have perforce become virtual revolutionaries through their opposition to the liberal intellectual Establishment status quo, “an amalgam of socialism, positivism, progressivism, and anti-Christian humanism.”  These Western “isms,” as well as Communism, share in an attack on tradition, experience, common sense, religion, and the sense of identity we have, or should have, inherited from the past. To reject the tradition, the accumulated wisdom of countless human beings who reflected on their human experience and on the tradition they receive is to turn ourselves into amnesiacs, “hollow men,” incapable of significant communication, self-knowledge, understanding of the past, or realistic expectations of the future. And, as history has all too abundantly demonstrated, the more diminished our self-knowledge, the more fragmentary our grasp of the human, the more limited our perception of others as participants in the same human condition with ourselves, the more evil we do.

The American people slowly but surely see the heart of the matter as they take the measure of the character and leadership abilities of the Presidential candidates.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

“…The data looks very similar to results from the period preceding the speech and, with fourteen weeks to go, the race for the White House is a toss-up. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Obama is full of himself and the American people see it and do not care for it.

The more they see and hear Senator Obama, the less they like what they see and hear.

Senator Obama is the problem for the Democratic Party.

The pump and dump drive-by mainstream media are beginning to realize that their anointed candidate is not selling and neither is their coverage as the number of their viewers, listeners, and readers declines.

Senator Obama should be leading by at least ten percentage points in the polls!

Among likely voters Senator Obama is actually behind.

President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour

By Dana Milbank

“…As he marches toward Inauguration Day (Election Day is but a milestone on that path), Obama’s biggest challenger may not be Republican John McCain but rather his own hubris. …”

“…One source of the confidence is the polling, which shows him with a big lead over McCain. But polls are fickle allies: A USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday found McCain leading Obama by four percentage points among likely voters. Another reason for Obama’s confidence — the press — is also an unfaithful partner. The Project for Excellence in Journalism reported yesterday that Obama dominated the news media’s attention for a seventh straight week. But there are signs that the Obama campaign’s arrogance has begun to anger reporters. …” 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/29/AR2008072902068.html 

Obama’s Symbolic Importance

Updated 10:59 a.m. 7/30/08
By Jonathan Weisman

“…Obama was waxing lyrical about last week’s trip to Europe, when he concluded, according to the meeting attendee, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.”

The 200,000 souls who thronged to his speech in Berlin came not just for him, he told the enthralled audience of congressional representatives. “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” he said, according to the source. …” 

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/07/29/obamas_symbolic_importance.html

The only way he can win is to choose either Senator Hillary Clinton or former Vice-President Al Gore as his running mate.

Well if Senator John F. Kennedy could choose Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, this decision should not be too painful.  

The Dream Ticket

 

Glenn Beck on a Clinton-Obama ticket in ’08

Great arrogance, hubris, haste and ignorance are not the qualities I am looking for in a person running for the office of President of the United States of America.

I am looking for a candidate that will honor their oath of office, enforce the laws and maintain order.

 

Obama Lies Again!! – Blames Hispanic Hate Crime on Lou Dobbs

 

Lou Dobbs Demands that Barack Obama Apologize to Him

 

Yes we can remove and deport all the criminal aliens to their country of origin,  Senator Obama, it is the law!

Even you, Senator Obama, are not above the law.

 

“Richard Weaver taught us that ‘ideas have consequences.’ We must tell each other now that ideas have also roots, and learn how to think by going to the radix, the root of our disunities. One byproduct of that kind of effort is that we learn not to blame others, as we come to see ourselves as part of the problem.”

“…a government must appeal to its citizens in terms of competence, realism, sobriety, and personal character. Rather than whipping up enthusiasm, it must seek to bring calm to agitated souls. In the language of Camus, it must restore a sense of limits. Its rhetoric must endeavor to make limits plausible. …”

~Gerhart Niemeyer

 

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”

~Lao-Tzu

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

What is an Empty Suit?

“…An empty suit tends to refer to a non-important person — perhaps someone puffed up with his own importance but really having little effect on the lives of others. It is often used as an insult to disparage others who really don’t deserve the title. The true empty suit, which conjures up the image of a business suit of clothing without a person, really doesn’t know what he or she is doing. He or she is ineffectual, perhaps a phony, and is about as relevant or helpful as a suit hanging on a rack.

To call someone an empty suit implies that you think they are a complete waste of time. Editorials on politicians love to use the term empty suit to describe people seeking presidential office. This or that politician is just “an empty suit,” to quote the words of numerous political critics, and is thus undeserving of our attention. …”

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-empty-suit.htm 

 

Obama and the Affirmative Action Media

By James Lewis

“Sometimes it’s important to state the obvious, as George Orwell urged in another era of big lies and Political Correctness. It’s obvious that the media are in the bag for Obama for one big reason, and one reason only: his race. The media have adopted liberal race bias as it is practiced on hundreds of campuses, in newsrooms all over, and in corporations galore. It’s “affirmative” race discrimination, but it’s still completely arbitrary favoritism based on skin color.

There’s something profoundly wrong with that. It offends our sense of fair play. When governments behave this way it’s a flagrant violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Every time normal people get a chance to vote, they vote against it.  Even leftwing Supreme Court justices say that affirmative action is only a “temporary” fix for a history of discrimination against blacks. 

But that’s a lie. The race industry will never let go; on the contrary, they are including ever-more victim groups. The gender industry came in on top of the civil rights movement, and the sexual minority establishment rode in on the back of feminism.  Hispanics and illegals are going to be the next big victim groups. From anti-black discrimination to anti-white  discrimination — where’s the progress?  …” 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/07/obama_and_the_affirmative_acti.html

 

Obama, Paris, Britney, and Brangelina

By Michelle Malkin

 

“…Looks like the McCain camp was on the same wavelength. The McCain camp and I on the same page for once? Yes, it’s true! They released an ad called “Celeb” mocking Obama as the biggest, emptiest celebrity in the world and taking on Obama’s opposition to offshore drilling:

Celeb

Good stuff. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/30/obama-paris-britney-and-brangelina/ 

 

Who compared Obama to Paris Hilton first?

By Michelle Malkin  

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/04/who-compared-obama-to-paris-hilton-first/ 

 

Charlie Rose – BARACK OBAMA

 

Ayers’ Weathermen planned “re-education”, genocide

 

The Great Pretender” – The Platters

 

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award, Cannes Palme d’Or and Golden Globe winning war film set during the Vietnam War. It tells the tale of Army Captain Benjamin L. Willard who is sent into the jungle to assassinate United States Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, who has gone AWOL and is believed to be insane. The film has been viewed as a journey into the darkness of the human psyche. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now

 

Apocalypse Now


 

The Horror


 

Apocalypse Now – Kurtz Dies


 

Re: Apocalypse Now – theatrical end credits with director’s


 

On “The Hollow Men”

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/eliot/hollow.htm

 

The Hollow Men Analysis

http://www.eliteskills.com/c/13938

 

The Hollow Men

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hollow_Men

 

T. S. Eliot: The Hollow Men


 

The Hollow Men

I

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats’ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom
Remember us — if at all — not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

II

Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death’s dream kingdom
These do not appear:
There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column
There, is a tree swinging
And voices are
In the wind’s singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star.

Let me be no nearer
In death’s dream kingdom
Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises
Rat’s coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field
Behaving as the wind behaves
No nearer –

Not that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom

III

This is the dead land
This is cactus land
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man’s hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.

Is it like this
In death’s other kingdom
Waking alone
At the hour when we are
Trembling with tenderness
Lips that would kiss
Form prayers to broken stone.

IV

The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars
In this hollow valley
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms

In this last of meeting places
We grope together
And avoid speech
Gathered on this beach of the tumid river

Sightless, unless
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Multifoliate rose
Of death’s twilight kingdom
The hope only
Of empty men.

V

Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o’clock in the morning.

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Thomas Stearns Eliot 

 

 

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Senator Tom Coburn–A Real Conservative and An Excellent Vice-President Candidate

Posted on July 29, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

 

 

Senator Coburn on the Omnibus Bill

  

 

Coburn, DeMint Discuss Secret Bills Passed in Senate

 

 

Senator Tom Coburn Endorses John McCain

  

Tom Coburn on John McCain’s Conservative Record 

 

Tom Coburn at Defending the American Dream Summit 

  

Coburn on Stealing from our Children 09 20 07 

  

Tom Coburn’s Fight Against Pork

Coburn Gets Perfect Pork Score

 

Movement conservatives are watching and waiting for Senator McCain to announce his choice for Vice-President running mate.

The name most often mentioned is former Governor Mitt Romney.

Acceptable, but not my first choice.

A name mentioned that would get raves from movement conservatives is Senator Tom Coburn. 

The Best and Brightest
Senators scoring 100% on ACU’s 2007 Ratings of Congress

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Jim DeMint (R-SC)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
Jon Kyl (R-AZ) 

http://www.conservative.org/archive2/Senate_standout.asp

The American people need a fiscally responsible conservative candidate.

Big spending Republicans and Democrats are bankrupting and ruining the country.

They call Senator Coburn, Dr. No in the Senate.

Just what the country needs–some adult supervision! 

Background Articles and Vidoes

The case for Vice President Coburn

By Jeremy Lott

Many new Republican congressmen played at small government conservatism, but Coburn meant it and grew increasingly dismayed by his colleagues’ capitulations to Bill Clinton and big government. He regularly lacerated them for their cowardice and didn’t let it go at just rhetoric. 

When it had become clear that Speaker Newt Gingrich would no longer fight for real reforms, Coburn backed a failed coup to install Majority Leader Dick Armey as speaker, marking him as one of the hardest hard-liners. 

When the Oklahoman kept his promise to retire after three terms, many of our nation’s lawmakers breathed a sigh of relief and then gasped in utter horror when Coburn ran for a Senate seat in 2004. He won in an upset and became a greater problem than ever before. …”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9341.html

Tom Coburn on John McCain at CPAC

Tom Coburn – The Dr. of Truth

There’s No Defending Pork
A key battleground for the GOP.

By Tom Coburn

“…First, it’s important for conservatives to understand who the Porkbusters are and who they are not. The Porkbusters are not the visionaries behind the “Porkbusters” website — Glenn Reynolds and N.Z. Bear, nor are they conservative activists at issue groups, nor are they members of Congress like Jim DeMint, Jeff Flake, or myself.

Instead the Porkbusters represent what is arguably the only grassroots movement since 1994 to gain traction and build momentum on the core American principle of limited government. The Porkbusters movement is not particularly concerned with the electoral fate of Republicans or Democrats, but they are concerned with the fate of the Republic and their own tax dollars. Quite simply, Porkbusters is a movement comprised of individuals who are just plain sick of their money being wasted, quite often in secret, by self-serving politicians.

Establishment Republicans loathe the Porkbusters because they are effective. They are so effective, in fact, that one powerful politician said of them in 2006, “I’ll just say this about the so-called Porkbusters. I’m getting damn tired of hearing from them. They have been nothing but trouble ever since Katrina.” Recall that in October 2005, the Senate voted to protect the “Bridge to Nowhere” by a vote of 82-15. Today, thanks to unrelenting pressure, both parties are clamoring to out-reform the other. Rather than belittling this movement, the Republican establishment should embrace and learn from it. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NmYzYzJjMTgzOTU2OGVlZDY1MWJhMDQ3YmQ3NzljMWU=

Senator Tom Coburn Needs Your Help Fighting Wasteful Government Spending

“…While Senator Coburn has unapologetically stood up for the American taxpayer, he can only do so much on his own. The Senate’s liberal leadership has devised a scheme to bundle many of the bills he has held up into one package, known on Capitol Hill as the “Coburn omnibus.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has said he plans to bring the “Coburn omnibus” to the Senate floor before the August recess. If these bills were debated one at a time, Senator Coburn would likely succeed in demonstrating how frivolous much of this proposed spending is. But bundled together, the Senate leadership may succeed in steamrolling Senator Coburn and other fiscal conservatives. As John Fund of the Wall Street Journal put it, many senators “will be torn between supporting their colleague in his fight against excessive spending or risking losing projects for their state. Mr. Reid’s move is a clever way to force [senators] to choose between their self-proclaimed principles and pork.” And keep in mind, my friends, what it says about the Senate’s priorities if it chooses in the final days of this month to debate more spending rather than to solve our energy crisis. …”

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/senator-tom-coburn-needs-your-help-fighting-wasteful-government-spending/ 

The Minority Leader

Is Sen. Tom Coburn an extreme social conservative, a libertarian hero, or both?

“…But in the economic realm, Coburn is one of the most outspoken, principled, and, increasingly, influential advocates for smaller government that either house of Congress has seen in years. He has thrown more monkey wrenches into the machine of congressional spending than any national politician. And he has done this without losing an election. …”

http://www.reason.com/news/show/120322.html 

Tom Coburn

“Thomas Allen “Tom” Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is an American politician and medical doctor. A member of the Republican Party, he currently serves as the junior U.S. Senator from Oklahoma.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Coburn

Senator Tom Coburn

http://coburn.senate.gov/public/ 

Coburn on Earmark Reform, Part I

Coburn on Earmark Reform, Part 2

Obama compares Sen. Tom Coburn to a terrorist

Here’s a better analogy for Bill Ayers than Tom Coburn: Eric Rudolph.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/04/19/heres-a-better-analogy-for-bill-ayers-than-tom-coburn-eric-rudolph/

Charlie Rose – RU-486 PANEL / E. THOMAS / C. DAVIS

Interview with Senator Tom Coburn  

http://mefeedia.com/entry/interview-with-senator-tom-coburn/10570670 

National Debt Clock

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/  

US Public debt per GDP 1791-2006.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_public_debt

National debt by U.S. presidential terms
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms  

The long-term economic fiscal crisis; spending and debt 

Economic Essentials: Preventing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Collapse Impact On Bond Markets; Fixed Income Strategy  

 

What Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Do?

 Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae “insolvent  

  

Ron Paul on housing bail out

 

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Hope and Change–The Young and Veterans for Liberty Not Obama!

Posted on July 27, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

 “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

~George Washington

 

More and more American are giving Ron Paul a second look especially the young and those serving in the military.

They hope for a change towards liberty and away from government dependency and an every expanding collectivist state.

Ron Paul: We Have Only Begun To Fight . . .Youth Wake Up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejW1sN8VADI

 

Military Veterans Favor McCain 56% to 37%

“Voters who have served in the U.S. military favor John McCain over Barack Obama by a 56% to 37% margin.

This data, from a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, is based upon interviews with 3,000 Likely Voters, including 588 voters who have served in the military. Voters with no military service favor Obama 50% to 43%.

The survey was conducted July 21-23 while Obama was on an overseas tour that included Afghanistan and Iraq. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/military_veterans_favor_mccain_56_to_37

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 06/19/2008 – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xFLfctXsSc&feature=related 

Rising food and energy prices can be largely blamed on government interventions in the market place to restrict supply and by the Federal Reserve expanding  the money supply to finance government spending that exceeded government revenues.

On economics I nearly always agree for with Congressman Paul, we are both libetarians.

Foreign Policy, Monetary Policy, and Gas Prices

by Ron Paul

“…We also must understand the effect monetary policy has on gas prices. The price of gas, like the price of all things, goes up because of inflation. And inflation by definition is an increase in the money supply. The money supply is controlled by the Federal Reserve Bank, and responds to the deficits Congress creates. When deficits are excessive, as they are today, the Fed creates new dollars out of thin air to buy Treasury bills and keep interest rates artificially low. But when new money is created out of nothing, the money already in circulation loses value. Once this is recognized, prices rise – some more rapidly than others. That’s what we see today with the cost of energy.

If we want to do something about gas prices, we should demand greatly reduced welfare and military spending, a balanced budget, and fewer regulations that interfere with the market development of alternative fuels. All subsidies and special benefits to energy companies should be ended. We also should demand a return to a sound commodity monetary system.

And in the meantime, let’s eliminate federal gas taxes at the pump. That alone would save Americans 18.4 cents per gallon. By contrast, oil companies only make about 10 cents per gallon. So maybe it’s government that’s being greedy.

Oil prices are at a level where consumers reduce consumption voluntarily. The market will work if we let it. But as great as the market economy is, it cannot overcome a foreign policy that is destined to disrupt oil supplies and threaten the world with an expanded and dangerous conflict in the Middle East. And it cannot overcome a monetary policy destined to inflate our dollars into oblivion.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul323.html

After the election, the Fed must follow a gradual contraction of the money supply for at least two to four years to increase the value of the dollar. This means rising interest rates.

The videos with Paul van Eeden should be required watching for all Americans and especially those mental giants in Congress:

 

BNN Interviews Paul van Eeden OIL Prices, Monetary Policy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa5NIwIW3ck

 

Paul Van Eeden about monetary policy of the FED on CNBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwAHnpIR8is&feature=related

 

Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLd_xUUR4Bg&feature=related

 

Federal government spending must be cut for at least eight years to first balance the budget and then have surpluses.

Senator Obama wants to greatly expand the federal government and government spending as well as significantly increase taxes just the opposite of what needs to be done as the economy nears a recession that will most likely start in the first quarter of 2009.

Senator McCain wants to make President Bush’s tax cuts permanent and significantly cut federal government spending. Exactly what needs to be done. Let individuals and businesses keep more of their hard earned money and increase their purchases of goods and services.

Expanding  the supply of affordable food, gasoline, heating oil, and electricity requires that the ethanol subsidy program be eliminated, drilling for oil in the United States  and off its coast be encouraged not banned and the building of nuclear power plants starting now.

Senator Obama opposes the increasing of supply of food and energy by his support of ethanol subsidies and the ban on drilling for oil off the US coasts and ANWR.

Senator McCain does not support subsidies for ethanol and does support drilling off the coasts of the United States. He also supports the building of 100 new nuclear power plants.

On economic or pocket book issues, Senator Obama would be an utter disaster for the US economy if his policies and programs are implemented. They would lead to a repeat of the Carter years with high and rising inflation and unemployment rates–stagflation.

On economic or pocket book issues the American people will vote for Senator McCain and he will win. 

It is in the area of national defense that I have some reservations with Congressman Paul.

When you country is attacked you go after the attackers and those who initiated it and their allies, wherever they are.

Senator McCain advocated both a change in US military leadership and strategy in Iraq that is on the verge of victory.

Senator Obama would have never attacked Iraq and opposed the surge policy.

Senator McCain was right and Senator Obama was wrong.

Both on economics and national defense Senator McCain will get my vote.

Where both Senators McCain and Obama are not listening to the American people and instead to their financial campaign contributors is their support of open borders and amnesty for illegal immigrants or criminal aliens.

The American people are listening and watching what both do to stop illegal immigration and requiring illegal immigrants to leave the country as required by law.

Should either Senator attempt to bring up another comprehensive immigration reform bill, the American people will revolt.

You cannot have a policy of open borders as long as you have a welfare state that only encourages more and more illegal immigrants to enter the US and work. This is another hidden tax on the American people that is largely paid with rising local, city, county  and state taxes.

There is absolutely no need for a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The immigration laws of the United States should be enforced.

Finally, only the American elites support a cap and trade tax with government junk science of computer climate models.

 A tax is a tax is a tax.

Stop all the nonsense of global warming caused by man, the science does not support this, and yes, the American people know. 

The game is up. Nice try. No sale.

LOL: Voice of the American People

John McCain wants to LOWER Gas prices…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW8W_KS52FI

 

Global Warming is a Myth…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431kofHEtZs

 

Democrat or Republican???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFVDmaU8RTo&feature=related 

 

“The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”

~Thomas Jefferson

 

 Background Articles and Videos

 

“Only Talk on Oil, Gas Prices” – Paul Bledsoe on Lou Dobbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gqgONTYaf0

 

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 06/19/2008 – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZO8C-zx8H4

 

Ron Paul to Ben Bernake: “You’re Probably the Biggest Taxer”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp5KtpA4JmU&feature=related

 

Ron Paul on Kudlow and Company, 07/16/08 Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5vEM-FlMtg&feature=related

 

Ron Paul on Kudlow and Company, 07/16/08 Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD11WJpJvSg&feature=related  

 

INFLATION + MARKET CRISIS? Bernanke Hill Testimony Day 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Cbdk3muMM&feature=related

 

Ron Paul and Ben Bernanke – 7/16/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06awZjZTVlQ&feature=related

 

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 07/16/2008

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KBEr73zOPk

 

Larry Kudlow and Kevin Kerr discuss oil prices and Iran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3ZSsz9C50&feature=related

 

Forbes: Gramm and McCain still working together

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0J7uSilW4k

 

Wake Up! Ron Paul Tries To Save Our Liberty! Barr 08!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnXFigSWtss&feature=related

 

Bob Barr: Taxes & Spending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGpmJnWgvg&feature=related

 

Bob Barr: Government Intervention and the Nanny State

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMYTFovjaDg&feature=related

 

Bob Barr: Health Care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpzSxciOl7o&feature=related

 

Bob Barr: American Economy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkPMJRDBuo&feature=related

 

Bob Barr on Bloomberg 05/29/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_o97bp5Wr0&feature=related

 

Bob Barr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1pRDqvsInY&feature=related

 

Milton Friedman explains role of gold in Great Depression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7pnjzCuSv8&feature=related

 

Milton Friedman (December 26, 2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNrMQazZHDc

 

Milton Friedman and Cato

http://www.cato.org/special/friedman/

 

Milton Friedman on Libertarianism (Part 1 of 4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PaN9M4WwHw&feature=related

 

Milton Friedman on Libertarianism (Part 2 of 4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUDV0YII6lk&feature=related

 

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Obama’s Got A Brand New Flag & Song

Posted on July 26, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Links, Music, People, Politics, Quotations, Raves, Taxes, Video |

Watermellon Party Flag
Watermelon Party Flag

  

Watermelon Man


 

MILES DAVIS – WATERMELON MAN

 

Obama’s Berlin speech left very few doubts that  Senator Barack Obama is a closet eco-socialist, a watermelon man–green on the outside and red on the inside.

Now it is official with the new Party flag and song.

Obama will pick Al Gore as his running-mate to unite the Watermelon Party.

With food and gasoline prices rising, the Watermelon Party still insists on Federal subsidies for ethanol that is resulting in rising food prices and the ban on drilling for oil off US coasts and in ANWR.

The American elites are telling the American people:

let them eat–you guessed it–Watermelon

 

Have a slice of watermelon?

Have a slice of watermelon?

 

Petey Greene – How to Eat Watermelon (Enhanced) 

“When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat.”

~Mark Twain

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

 

Eco-Socialism

“Eco-socialism, Green socialism or Socialist ecology is an ideology merging aspects of Marxism, socialism, Green politics, ecology and the anti-globalization movement. Eco-socialists generally believe that the expansion of the capitalist system is the cause of social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation through globalization and imperialism, under the supervision of repressive states and transstatal structures; they advocate the non-violent dismantling of capitalism and the state, focusing on collective ownership of the means of production by freely associated producers and restoration of the Commons.[1] …”

“…. Eco-socialists are critical of many past and existing forms of both Green politics and socialism. They are often described as Red Greens – adherents to Green politics with clear anti-capitalist views, often inspired by Marxism (Red Greens should be contrasted with Blue Greens). The term Watermelon is commonly applied, often as an insult, to describe professed Greens who seem to put social justice goals above ecological ones, implying they are “green on the outside but red on the inside”; the term is usually attributed to either Petr Beckmann or, more frequently, Warren T. Brookes,[2][3][4] both conservative critics of environmentalism, and is apparently common in Australia,[5][6] New Zealand[7] and the United States[8] (a website in New Zealand, The Watermelon, uses the term as a compliment, stating that it is “green on the outside and liberal on the inside”, using the term ‘liberal’ while also citing “socialist political leanings”, reflecting the use of the term ‘liberal’ to describe the Left-wing in many English-speaking countries[7] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-socialism

 

The Marxist roots of the global warming scare

Wes Vernon

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/vernon/080616

 

Fightback The Marxist Voice of Labour and Youth

Capitalism and the Environment

“…Outside the flat-earthers in the White House, there is a consensus that global warming is a big problem – actually the biggest environmental problem the world faces by far. The capitalist powers met at Kyoto and came to an agreement. The USA opted out. But America, with less than 5% of the world’s population, is responsible for a quarter of all carbon emissions. So that makes the Accord pretty much meaningless. But a lot of those countries that agreed to the Kyoto targets to cut the increase in emissions (not cut emissions) have failed to meet them. It is actually quite difficult for a capitalist state to control the activities of tens of thousands of capitalist firms who are responsible for giving off CO2. And everybody agrees that Kyoto will not solve the problem. It is usually described as a ‘first step’, and that first step has never really been taken.

So world socialism really is the only way we can protect the environment, in other words our home, the planet earth.”

http://www.marxist.ca/content/view/219/52/

 

Watermellon: Green on the outside Liberal on the Inside

http://thewatermelon.org/component/option,com_glossary/func,display/letter,W/Itemid,89/catid,61/page,1/

Joel Kovel

Joel Kovel (born 27 August 1936) is an American politician, academic, writer and eco-socialist. A practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst until the mid-1980s, he has lectured in psychiatry, anthropology, political science and communication studies. He has published many books on his work in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and political activism. He is a member of the Green Party of the US (GPUS). …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Kovel

 

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A Really Inconvenient Truth

 

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Internal World Bank study delivers blow to plant energy drive

Secret report: biofuel caused food crisis

“…Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% – far more than previously estimated – according to a confidential World Bank report obtained by the Guardian.

The damning unpublished assessment is based on the most detailed analysis of the crisis so far, carried out by an internationally-respected economist at global financial body.

The figure emphatically contradicts the US government’s claims that plant-derived fuels contribute less than 3% to food-price rises. It will add to pressure on governments in Washington and across Europe, which have turned to plant-derived fuels to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce their dependence on imported oil.

Senior development sources believe the report, completed in April, has not been published to avoid embarrassing President George Bush.  …”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jul/03/biofuels.renewableenergy

 

No Drilling, No Vote

Speaker Pelosi won’t let the House debate the merits of offshore drilling.

“…WHY NOT have a vote on offshore drilling? There’s a serious debate to be had over whether Congress should lift the ban on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf that has been in place since 1981. Unfortunately, you won’t be hearing it in the House of Representatives — certainly, you won’t find lawmakers voting on it — anytime soon.

Instead of dealing with the issue on the merits, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a staunch opponent of offshore drilling, has simply decreed that she will not allow a drilling vote to take place on the House floor. Why not? “What the president would like to do is to have validation for his failed policy,” she said yesterday when asked that very question. “What we’re saying is, ‘Exhaust other remedies, Mr. President.’ . . . It is the economic life of America’s families, and to suggest that drilling offshore is going to make a difference to them paycheck to paycheck now is a frivolous contention. The president has even admitted that. So what we’re saying is, ‘What can we do that is constructive?’ “

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/24/AR2008072403506.html

 

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Obama’s Berlin Speech: The First New World Order Citizen–Fellow Traveler World Citizen!

Posted on July 25, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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“The Great Pretender” – The Platters

Barack Obama Speech from Berlin, Germany

Obama’s speech in Berlin was disappointing and insulting to the American people.

Obama said:

“…I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen – a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.” 

He starts with a blatant lie: ” I speak to you not as a candidate for President”.

Well if the Senator was not running for President, would he be giving a speech in Berlin in front of the Victory Column?

Has he decided to give his delegate votes to Senator Hillary Clinton?

Think not.

Obama then proclaims himself a  “fellow citizen of the world”.

The American people thought he was running for President of The United States not President of the New World Order or The United Nations.

Since Obama is a big supporter and advocate for open borders and amnesty for all illegal immigrants or criminal aliens, I guess this is an invitation to all his fellow world citizens to come to America stay or leave. His Kenyan Moslem father did and then abandoned his Mother and him to fend for themselves when he returned to Kenya.

Then he plays both the race and class warfare cards:

“I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city. The journey that led me here is improbable. My mother was born in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya. His father – my grandfather – was a cook, a domestic servant to the British. “

American citizens have no desire to be world or global citizens nor pay higher taxes including the Global Poverty Tax to be given to the United Nations to be distributed.

In Obama speak “burdens” mean “taxes” and he tells you about it in his speech:

“…Yes, there have been differences between America and Europe. No doubt, there will be differences in the future. But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden. In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more – not less. Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity. …”

“…This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. Together, we must forge trade that truly rewards the work that creates wealth, with meaningful protections for our people and our planet. This is the moment for trade that is free and fair for all. ..”

Right out of black liberation theology from both Reverand Wright, James Cone and Karl Marx:

“From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”
~Karl Marx

Barack Obama: Global Poverty Act = World tax = Socialism

Global Marxism: Obama’s Global Poverty Act. Mark Levin

Glenn Beck: Obama – Black Liberation Theology 1

Glenn Beck: Obama – Black Liberation Theology 2

Black Liberation Theology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_liberation_theology 

Obama does not know how wealth is created or markets work, he only wants to redistribute wealth by stealing it from the American people in taxes and giving it to who thinks would benefit from it the most.

If you want to end world poverty export capitalism and free enterprise, do not promote world socialism and a new world order.

If that was not enough, he actually builds walls that at least in the United States have been broken down and crumbling for years or do not even exist, except in Obama deluded and inexperienced mind and in the Church he attended for twenty years:

“That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another.

The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.”

Obama buys into the man-made global warming myth when he states and lies again:

“…This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations – including my own – will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one. …”

“As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.”

Utter and complete nonsense or as the British would say, rubbish.

It is the sun stupid!

Mother nature’s volcanoes with massive erruptions may also be assisting the sun in melting the Artic ice cap.

Both glaciers and the ice caps have beeen advancing and retreating for millions of years, cars have nothing to do with it.

Sounds like Obama has decided that former Vice-President Al Gore will be his “green” running mate.

Last week Al Gore threw down the green gauntlet of replacing U.S. electricity generation that currently uses coal, nuclear, and natural gas-fired plants with wind, solar, and geothermal in ten years.

This would destroy the US energy industry and wreck the US economy.

Apparently Obama has risen or fallen for Gore’s economy wrecking challenge.

Note the use of the word challenge in his conclusion, a coincident, not likely.

Obama concluded his speech with this:

“People of Berlin – and people of the world – the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. With an eye toward the future, with resolve in our hearts, let us remember this history, and answer our destiny, and remake the world once again.”

Sounds like Hayek’s Road To Serfdom or world totalitarian socialism.

After what Germany has gone through with the “socialist” gang wars of the 1930s between the Nazies, Social Democrats and Communists, I would not use the word challenge, sounds too close to Hitler’s struggle.

Do not fall for “This is the moment ” rhetoric used in Obama’s many speeches.

His speech writers plagarized it from Bono:

U2 – Bono speaks + One – Live @ Live8 2005 in London

“This is our moment. This is our time. This is our chance. To stand up for what is right. We’re not looking for charity, we’re looking for justice. We can’t fix every problem but the ones we can, we must. Children die each day of a mosquito bite. People die each day of diseases we can control like AIDS. We can help them we have the drugs.”

~Bono

This rhetoric is also playing upon a great song and talents of a wonderful singer:

Shania Twain – From This Moment On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8qj2MzIlJw

From This Moment On – Shania Twain Ft. Backstreet Boys

I hope they do not use the song for the 2008 Presidential campaign.

If he does he will fill the stadium in Denver.

Obama will say and steal anything to get elected, he is running a con on the American people.

The pump and dump drive-by mainstream media are in full pump or amplification mode. 

Shame on them.

The distinction between being a reporter, commentator, activist, political supporter and campaign worker is not one they draw with clarity nor wisdom.

How are your ratings and readership numbers? Falling, I wonder why.

They will pay in the market place when nobody listens or watches them anymore.

The American people will not think much of Obama’s statement:

“…People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time.

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. …”

For Obama to go to Berlin and apologize for America’s mistakes to a largely German audience is a bit too much.

Obama conventiently forgets that hundreds of thousands of Americans died fighting Germans in two world wars.

The Kaiser and the Fuhrer which lead the Germans to defeat shared Obama’s arrogance and belief in state socialism.

Both the American and German people know where the road to socialism leads.  

The American people will not elect Barrack Obama as President of the United States.

They want a leader not a reader, and certaintly not an arrogant socialist dilettante–a watermellon man-green on the outside and red on the inside.

 

Katie Couric In Amman Interviews Obama- McCain Weighs In

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B7cbm68wPU

 

The Obama’s Berlin speech will be the moment the American people started clearing their eyes of all the smoke Obama was blowing into their eyes.

 

Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

 

Only you can prevent socialism is America.

LOL: Appears to be a Clinton dirty trick video to follow the New Yorker cover to be pinned on a Ron Paul supporter.

Obama UN Patriotic speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lUXlvNANWc

 

 

The Platters – Only You (1955)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEe4zMBQlaQ&feature=related

 

Background Articles and Video

 

Germany: No to Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_L31-sMQ8c

 

O’Reilly, Ingraham: Obama Attacks America in Berlin Speech

 

G.Beck: Obama Picks Hitler’s Victory Column for Berlin Speech

 

Who Does Obama Think He Is?
A political messiah, who — unlike Reagan and Kennedy — needn’t bother to do anything

“…What Obama does not seem to understand is that the Brandenburg Gate is something you earn. President Reagan earned the right to speak there because his relentless pressure had brought the Soviet empire to its knees and he was demanding its final “tear down this wall” liquidation. When President Kennedy visited the Brandenburg Gate on the day of his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, he was representing a country that was prepared to go to the brink of nuclear war to defend West Berlin. …”

“…Americans are beginning to notice Obama’s elevated opinion of himself. There’s nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OGI2ZWI2MzA2MWRkZTIyZmIxZjkzOWE0NjAzMDIwOTA=

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted “present” nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself. …”

 

Obama on tour in Berlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZLqUR73OTw

 

Barack’s Berlin Blunder | Michelle Malkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPc4OjLKXpY

 

Obama on tour in Berlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHTAxHss944

 

Obama to Deliver Address in Berlin Thursday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hs69Rk1QNM

 

Obama’s Berlin Transfiguration Speech

So, what do we make of this speech?  The answer is — it doesn’t matter.  The speech was ancillary to the event. It carried no news. The German audience was merely a European stage prop.  The target audience was (1) the old news media, who will fawn over the sort of positive audience reception there that Bush will never enjoy, and (2) undecided voters back at home. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/07/obamas_berlin_transfiguration.html

 

Obama, The Global Candidate

By Lee Cary

“…Obama will be packaged as the Global Candidate to whom the world’s poor and oppressed look for signs of hope for the future. His mixed race and varied national backgrounds symbolize his connectivity with peoples across the planet.  The adulation felt for him beyond America offers the U.S. a chance for enhanced strength and repaired credibility worldwide. Sure, he’s an American citizen, but he’s also a global citizen, a man of the world. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/02/obama_the_global_candidate.html

 

Next stop, Germany: Ich bin ein beginner!

By Michelle Malkin

“…Germany awaits The One. After getting heckled at the Western Wall, a fact you will be hard pressed to find reported in the American media, Barack Obama has arrived in Germany.

Wonderful Tennyson Hayes has once again produced a special Obama poster to commemorate the occasion: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/24/next-stop-germany-ich-bin-ein-beginner/

 

Obama’s Berlin Moment

By James Lewis

“…The history of Europe is all glorified blood, blood, and more blood. Today, Eurosocialists claim to be all about peace. But in fact socialism has been a classic European imperialist movement — what do you think the Soviet Union was all about? Today Eurosocialism is limited to peaceful imperialism, but not a few decades ago it taught agitators like Pol Pot how to kill, and sent him off to Cambodia to murder three million of his people. As long as the massacres happened far away, European socialists were happy. They still are.

In fact, Eurosocialism still contains all the seeds of classic European imperialism: The endless sense of Europe’s superiority over the rest of the world, the preachiness of how the rest of the world must live, the constant efforts to impose global carbon taxes, poverty taxes, and UN rules on subject nations (like the US) for the greater glory of Germany-France-Spain-Britain — all the classic European imperial powers look at the US with green imperialism envy. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/07/obamas_berlin_moment.html 

 

Victory Column Berlin – future site of Obama speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1-ZS-56sPY

 

Obama’s Victory Column

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdN4pQwZFaM

 

Williams on Obama interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFUPIjXte-E

 

Angela Merkel Is Pissed At Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kEWlqC3bV8

 

Full Text Of Obama’s Berlin Speech

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/07/full_text_of_obama.php

 

Obama’s Global Tax Proposal Up for Senate Vote

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-global-tax-proposal-up-for-senate-vote/

 

Global Poverty Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_poverty_act

 

United Nations Millennium Declaration 

http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.pdf

 

A Conversation with James Cone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1X5sZ6Q4Fw

 

Gakkel Ridge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gakkel_Ridge

 

Arctic Seafloor Expedition: July 1-Aug. 10, 2007

http://polardiscovery.whoi.edu/expedition2/

 

Mid Ocean Ridges, Volcanoes, and the Arctic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQsbT9j3P44

 

Underwater Vehicles in the Arctic Ocean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESmtC00mT_s 

 

Fire Under Arctic Ice: Volcanoes Have Been Blowing Their Tops In The Deep Ocean

“A research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has uncovered evidence of explosive volcanic eruptions deep beneath the ice-covered surface of the Arctic Ocean. Such violent eruptions of splintered, fragmented rock–known as pyroclastic deposits — were not thought possible at great ocean depths because of the intense weight and pressure of water and because of the composition of seafloor magma and rock.

Researchers found jagged, glassy rock fragments spread out over a 10 square kilometer (4 square mile) area around a series of small volcanic craters about 4,000 meters (2.5 miles) below the sea surface. The volcanoes lie along the Gakkel Ridge, a remote and mostly unexplored section of the mid-ocean ridge system that runs through the Arctic Ocean.

“These are the first pyroclastic deposits we’ve ever found in such deep water, at oppressive pressures that inhibit the formation of steam, and many people thought this was not possible,” said WHOI geophysicist Rob Reves-Sohn, lead author and chief scientist for the Arctic Gakkel Vents Expedition (AGAVE) of July 2007. “This means that a tremendous blast of CO2 was released into the water column during the explosive eruption.”

The paper, which was co-authored by 22 investigators from nine institutions in four countries, was published in the June 26 issue of the journal Nature. …”

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080625140649.htm

 

Could Volcanoes Be Melting The Arctic Ice?

“…Recent massive volcanoes have risen from the ocean floor deep under the Arctic ice cap, spewing plumes of fragmented magma into the sea, scientists who filmed the aftermath reported Wednesday.

The eruptions — as big as the one that buried Pompei — took place in 1999 along the Gakkel Ridge, an underwater mountain chain snaking 1,800 kilometres (1,100 miles) from the northern tip of Greenland to Siberia.

Scientists suspected even at the time that a simultaneous series of earthquakes were linked to these volcanic spasms.

But when a team led of scientists led by Robert Sohn of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts finally got a first-ever glimpse of the ocean floor 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) beneath the Arctic pack ice, they were astonished.

What they saw was unmistakable evidence of explosive eruptions rather than the gradual secretion of lava bubbling up from Earth’s mantle onto the ocean floor…”

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/could-volcanoes-be-melting-the-arctic-ice

 

Arctic ice melt may be due to undersea volcanoes

Thomas Lifson

The Arctic ice that is supposedly melting, stranding those cuddly looking polar bears, just might be affected by a wave of volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor under the Arctic ice cap. AFP reports on the recently-documented volcanoes, but oddly makes no mention of the possible effect on apocalyptic predictions of global warming. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/06/arctic_ice_melt_mat_be_due_to.html

 

Artic Volcanoes, Something to think about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMTrpqZng4

 

New World Order

“The term “new world order” (Latin: novus ordo mundi) has been used to refer to a new period of history evidencing a dramatic change in world political thought and the balance of power. The first usages of the term surrounded Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points and call for a League of Nations following the devastation of World War I. The phrase was used sparingly at the end of the Second World War when describing the plans for the United Nations and Bretton Woods system, in part because of the negative association to the failed League of Nations the phrase would bring. In retrospect however, many commentators have applied the term retroactively to the order put in place by the WWII victors as a “new world order.” …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_world_order

 

Obama Speech: Berlin 24th July [entire speech written down]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ylvniRiCFU

 

Obama in Berlin New World Order Speech reported by SKY News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBHEPY6QjgU

 

Barack Obama

“…Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama, Sr., a Black Kenyan of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, a White American from Wichita, Kansas. His parents met while both were attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was enrolled as a foreign student.[3] They separated when he was two years old and later divorced.[4] Obama’s father returned to Kenya and saw his American-born son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama 

 

Eco-socialism

Eco-socialism, Green socialism or Socialist ecology is an ideology merging aspects of Marxism, socialism, Green politics, ecology and the anti-globalization movement. Eco-socialists generally believe that the expansion of the capitalist system is the cause of social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation through globalization and imperialism, under the supervision of repressive states and transstatal structures; they advocate the non-violent dismantling of capitalism and the state, focusing on collective ownership of the means of production by freely associated producers and restoration of the Commons.[1] …”

“…Eco-socialists are critical of many past and existing forms of both Green politics and socialism. They are often described as Red Greens – adherents to Green politics with clear anti-capitalist views, often inspired by Marxism (Red Greens should be contrasted with Blue Greens). The term Watermelon is commonly applied, often as an insult, to describe professed Greens who seem to put social justice goals above ecological ones, implying they are “green on the outside but red on the inside”; the term is usually attributed to either Petr Beckmann or, more frequently, Warren T. Brookes,[2][3][4] both conservative critics of environmentalism, and is apparently common in Australia,[5][6] New Zealand[7] and the United States[8] (a website in New Zealand, The Watermelon, uses the term as a compliment, stating that it is “green on the outside and liberal on the inside”, using the term ‘liberal’ while also citing “socialist political leanings”, reflecting the use of the term ‘liberal’ to describe the Left-wing in many English-speaking countries[7]). Red Greens are often considered ‘fundies’ or ‘fundamentalist greens’, a term usually associated with Deep Ecology despite the fact that the German Green Party ‘fundi’ faction included eco-socialists, and eco-socialists in other Green Parties, like Derek Wall, have been described in the press as ‘fundies’.[9][10 …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-socialism

 

The Platters

The Platters were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition, and the burgeoning new genre. The act went through many personnel changes, with the most successful incarnation comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Platters

 

The Mending Wall – As Recited by Robert Frost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTglCBLomXA

 

Mending Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gBQlp9XwfA

 

MENDING WALL

Robert Frost

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
‘Stay where you are until our backs are turned!’
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors’.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
‘Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.’ I could say ‘Elves’ to him,
But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbors.”

http://writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/frost-mending.html

 

LOL

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Georges-Pierre Seurat Video

Posted on July 24, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Links, Music, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.

~Georges-Pierre Seurat

Bathing At Asnierest, 1883

Bathing At Asnierest, 1883

 

 Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-1886

Painting is the art of hollowing a surface.

~Georges-Pierre Seurat

 

I have posted new version video on the art works of Georges-Pierre Seurat with YouTube on the Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/user/raymondpronk

 

Seurat

Harmony is the analogy of contrary and similar elements of tone, of color, and of line, conditioned by the dominant key, and under the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations.

~Georges-Pierre Seurat

 

La Maria Honfleur, 1886

La Maria Honfleur, 1886

 

Port of Gravelines, 1890

Port of Gravelines, 1890

 

“Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.”

~Georges-Pierre Seurat

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 1)


 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 2)


 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 3)

 

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Al Gore 2.0 and The Coming Renewable Energy Ice Age–The Big Chill

Posted on July 19, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Films, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video |

  

“…Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years.

This goal is achievable, affordable and transformative. It represents a challenge to all Americans — in every walk of life: to our political leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and to every citizen. “

~Al Gore

 

George Carlin – Saving the Planet

AL GORE: Green Energy by 2018 (7/17 Speech)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlXid_ankQ

 

AL Gore Meet The Press Part 1 July 20 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tK_nGs3UfE

 

AL Gore Meet The Press Part 2 July 20 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBr3saNeZbo&feature=related

 

Eye To Eye: Al Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEuU42qijmo

 

First Person: Former VP Al Gore Talks Energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z9ibqGEhjg

 

GORE: On Coal and a New Power Grid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X4REcq6qk0

 

Al Gore Snowjob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRaeEIN5Sh8

 

The Myth about Global Warming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMDi_u0dcig&feature=related

 

Global Cooling: The Coming Ice Age

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttLBqB0qDko

 

Global Warming Hoax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-Tb7vTamY

 

Penn and Teller on Nuclear Energy – Pt.1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrUDSzVyT20&feature=related

 

Penn and Teller on Nuclear Energy – Pt. 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx9Cd3vURiE&feature=related

 

Penn and Teller on Nuclear Energy – Pt. 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNid_qi7bGU&feature=related

 

There is no climate crisis except in Al Gore’s mind.

Climate continues to change. Nothing new here or to get worried about.

We are still in the current ice age and are overdue for another period of glaciation.

When will this occurr, nobody really knows.

Enjoy global warming why you can, the big chill is coming sooner or latter.

Al Gore continues to lie and try to scare people into taking action based upon government funded junk science of computer climate models.

In addition to the increased demand for energy by developing countries such as China and India, the US government through regulations and laws has restricted the production of energy in the United States and thereby reduced the supply. The result– higher prices due in part to the Federal government.

The main reason both gasoline and electrical power has been increasing in price is government regulation  in the market to stop the drilling for oil and the prevention of the building of nuclear and coal-fired plants and oil refineries.

A second reason the price of gasoline and electrical power has been increasing is due to state and federal government significantly increasing taxes on these energy sources.

Without these government regulations and taxes, there would be an abundance of both oil and electrical power at affordable prices.

The Federal government is the problem and not the solution to more affordable energy for generating electricity, moving vehicles and heating.

More government subsidies and tax credits for solar and wind power is  taxing all Americans to pay a few that benefit from the subsidies. This is exactly what is happening with ethanol subsidies that is resulting in rising gasoline and food prices for all the American people.

Glaciers all over the world have been both advancing and retreating from time immemorial.

The same is true of the polar ice packs. 

Frankly the American people could care less.

Only those with a vested interest in scaring people and profiting from it maintain that man is responsible for global warming. 

Please prove that man is the primary cause of global warming.

Gore knows scientists cannot prove this hypothesis.

Man has very little to do with with climate change and is certainly not the primary or even secondary cause.

Until Gore can prove that man is the primary cause for global warming, none of Gore’s policy recommendations should be given any consideration.

Gore’s policy recommendations, if followed, would wreck the United States economy and result in millions of people losing their jobs.

He favors a cap and trade tax that would increase the cost of all good and services produced and consumed in the United States.

The goal of producing all of America’s energy from carbon-free sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal in the next ten years is not challenging, it is impossibe without huge and very costly government subsidies that would require a massive tax increase.

Let us briefly review the numbers to get the big picture.

In the United States the primary fuels are:

  1. Oil
  2. Natural Gas
  3. Coal
  4. Uranium
  5. Hydro
  6. Wood

The three primary uses for these fuels are as follows:

  1. Transportation: move vehicles
  2. Heating
  3. Electricity.

For transportation the primary fuel is oil.

For heating the primary fuels are natural gas and oil with a small percentage supplied by wood.

For electricity the primary fuels are coal, uranium, natural gas, and hydro.

In round number the United States uses about 110 Quads of energy per year and growing of which 40% is used to produce electricity, 30% is used to move vehicles and 30% to produce heat.

Although the numbers change from month to month, and from year to year, in round numbers about 51% of electricity in the United States comes from coal fired plants, 20% from nuclear fired plants, 19% from natural gas fired plants, and 6% from hydro powered plants. These four sources account for over 96% of the electricity produced in the United States. 

“…Coal-fired plants contributed 50.1 percent of the Nation’s electric power, year-to-date. Nuclear plants contributed 19.7 percent, 19.2 percent was generated at natural gas-fired plants, and 1.2 percent was generated at petroleum-fired plants (Figure 1). Conventional hydroelectric power provided 6.2 percent of the total, while other renewables (primarily biomass, but also geothermal, solar, and wind) and other miscellaneous energy sources generated the remaining electric power. Figure 2 shows net generation by month for the last 12 months. …”

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/epm_sum.html

Solar, wind and geothermal produces less than 1% of the electricity in this country.

Despite decades of subsidies and tax credits promoting the use of solar, wind and geothermal power, they account for less then 1% of electricity generation.

Assume for the moment that the automotive industry does produce affordable cars and trucks that can run on electricity.

Assume further that more houses and business can obtain heat from electricity.

What this means is that instead of 40% of our energy going toward the production of electrical power, a rising percentage of electricity would  be used for transportation as a substitute for oil and for heating as substitute for oil and natural gas.

The only affordable way this can happen is to increase electricity production from coal, uranium and natural gas powered plants.

Al Gore knows or should know as does any one who has looked at the numbers that alternative renewable energy from wind, solar, and geothermal cannot supply the energy  needs of the US.

Gore is attempting to destroy the America economy with his continuing disinformation campaign and policy recommendations.

Solar, wind and geothermal power cannot even come close to producing enough electricity to totally replace the electrical power produced by coal, nuclear and natural gas given the state of technology today. 

The technology for both solar panels and wind generated power is simply not competitive. This is the reason solar and wind power needs to be subsidized by the government using tax dollars.

If solar and wind could deliver the required energy at affordable prices, it would not need government subsidies.

Companies and investors would have had  every incentive to make it happen.

The American people want affordable energy not more talk and lies.

Let the planet and climate take care of itself.

The United States needs to follow the lead of China and start building  coal and nuclear powered plants to significantly increase the supply of electrical power and grow our economy.

When wind, solar, and geothermal energy can compete in the market place without government subsidies and tax credits, I am sure the American people will gladly buy from a company offering electricity at a lower price.

Gore is curiously silent about nuclear energy most likely for political as well as investment reasons.

There are currently 104 commercial nuclear generating plants in the United States and 439 world wide.

 Nuclear power is the one source of electrical power generation that could in fact achieve or meet his challenge.

 Although it would be a stretch requiring a moratorium on lawsuits that could delay construction, the United States could increase the amount of electricity produced by nuclear power plants from 19% to over 80% of all electricity generation if roughly 400 nuclear power plants were built over the next ten year.  This would be a very ambitious large scale construction program, but is doable.

Construction of a nuclear power plant takes from four to ten years.

France is a very excellent example for the United States to follow in how to construct nuclear plants that are more or less standardized and produced along manufacturing lines instead of each plant being a customized and unique nuclear power plant. This approach facilitates rapid construction.

Let’s Do It Like France Does It: Nuclear Power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-rKBrs7kYE

France Relies on Nuclear Power – VOA Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RpJ2u2EzhU

Plans For New Reactors Worldwide

(March 2008)

  • Nuclear power capacity worldwide is increasing steadily but not dramatically, with about 30 reactors under construction in 12 countries. 
  • Most reactors on order or planned are in the Asian region, though plans are firming for new units in Europe, the USA and Russia. 
  • Significant further capacity is being created by plant upgrading. 
  • Plant life extension programs are maintaining capacity, in USA particularly. 

Today there are some 439 nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries plus Taiwan, with a combined capacity of about 370 GWe. In 2006 these provided 2658 billion kWh, about 16% of the world’s electricity.

About 34 power reactors are currently being constructed in 11 countries (see Table below), notably China, South Korea, Japan and Russia.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has significantly increased its projection of world nuclear generating capacity. It now anticipates at least 60 new plants in the next 15 years, making 430 GWe in place in 2020 – 130 GWe more than projected in 2000 and 16% more than actually operating in 2006. The change is based on specific plans and actions in a number of countries, including China, India, Russia, Finland and France, coupled with the changed outlook due to the Kyoto Protocol. This would give nuclear power a 17% share in electricity production in 2020. The fastest growth is in Asia.

It is noteworthy that in the 1980s, 218 power reactors started up, an average of one every 17 days. These included 47 in USA, 42 in France and 18 in Japan. The average power was 923.5 MWe. So it is not hard to imagine a similar number being commissioned in a decade after about 2015. But with China and India getting up to speed with nuclear energy and a world energy demand double the 1980 level in 2015, a realistic estimate of what is possible might be the equivalent of one 1000 MWe unit worldwide every 5 days.

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf17.html

Nuclear power in France

“In France, as of 2002, Électricité de France (EDF) — the country’s main electricity generation and distribution company — manages the country’s 59 nuclear power plants. As of 2004, these plants produce 99.8% of both EDF’s and France’s power production (of which much is exported),[1] making EDF the world leader in production of nuclear power by percentage. In the same year, 425.8 TWh out of the country’s total production of 540.6 TWh was from nuclear power (78.8%).[1]

France is the world’s largest net exporter of electric power, exporting 18% of its total production (about 100 TWh) to Italy, the Netherlands, Britain, and Germany, and its electricity cost is among the lowest in Europe.[1][2]

In 2006, the French Government asked Areva and EDF to build a next generation nuclear reactor, the EPR (European Pressurized Reactor), at the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant. This was followed in 2008 by an Presidential announcement of another new EPR, spurred by high oil and gas prices.[3] A site for that unit should be selected in 2009, and construction should start in 2011. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_France

U.S. Nuclear Reactors

“Nuclear Reactor (defined): A device in which a nuclear fission chain reaction occurs under controlled conditions so that the heat yield can be harnessed or the neutron beams utilized.

Introduction: As of December 31, 2007, there are 104 commercial nuclear generating units that are fully licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to operate in the United States. Of these 104 reactors, 69 are categorized a pressurized water reactors (PWRs) totaling 65,100 net megawatts (electric) and 35 units are boiling water reactors (BWR) totaling 32,300 net megawatts (electric). …”

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/nuc_reactors/reactsum.html

 The language used in Al Gore’s speech smacks of an arrogant totalitarian democrat.

Al Gore

A Generational Challenge to Repower America

“There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge of a present danger. In such moments, we are called upon to move quickly and boldly to shake off complacency, throw aside old habits and rise, clear-eyed and alert, to the necessity of big changes. Those who, for whatever reason, refuse to do their part must either be persuaded to join the effort or asked to step aside. This is such a moment. The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake. …”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-gore/a-generational-challenge_b_113359.html

What I and many others found offensive about Al Gore’s speech is his arrogant and frankly totalitarian tone.

The person who should  watch his language as well as step aside and retire from public life is Al Gore.

This man is a menace and should be challenged.

Gore is trying to destroy the US energy industy and in turn the US economy!

The late Julian Simon was prescient in his assessment of Al Gore: 

Julian Simon Remembered:
It’s A Wonderful Life

“..So for more than 15 years I was privileged to occupy a front-row seat from which I watched as Simon thoroughly and often single-handedly capsized the prevailing Malthusian orthodoxy. He routed nearly every prominent environmental scaremonger of our time: from the Club of Rome, to Paul Ehrlich, to Lester Brown, to Al Gore. (After reading Earth in the Balance, Julian was convinced that Gore was one of the most dangerous men and one of the shallowest thinkers in all of American politics.) …”

http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/cpr-20n2-1.html

Looks like Senator Obama, The Messiah–The Anointed One, has found his Vice-President running mate–Al Gore-The Messiah–2.0!

Run Al Run.

The American people  need to worry about the American elites with their anointed visions or delusions trying to use government coercion and social engineering to limit the liberty of the American people.

The distinct possiblity of Iran developing nuclear weapons and then using them to attack both Israel, Europe and the United States is a far greater risk to the survival of the United States and the future of civilization, than the possiblity of temperatures rising globally a few degrees over the next hundred years.

The detonation of nuclear weapons made in Iran in US cities by one of Iran’s surrogate terrorist groups should receive our attention not Al Gore’s questionable premise of a climate crisis and presumptious challenge that is impossible to achieve without massive increases in taxes and government regulations.

For the Al Gores of this world, the ends justify the means, and lying is perfectly acceptable, even when it is called something else–“over-representation of factual presentations”.

Everything but the Kitchen Cynic

“…    Q: There’s a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What’s the right mix?

Gore: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience’s head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis. …”

http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110009785

For the United States to remain competitive in a global economy, there  needs to be a significant increase the generation of electricity.

The building of 100 new nuclear power plants over the next ten years is both an achievable and prudent goal that private enterprise should be encouraged to meet. 

Both Congress and the President should expedite this not through subsidies, but by relief from government regulation that currently results in lawsuits  that delay the building of nuclear plants.

Should the world be entering another little ice age as scientists predict, then even more electricity will be needed in the United States for heating.

Building 400 nuclear power plants over the next forty years should seriously be considered.

Only significant scientific and technology breakthroughs in solar, wind and batteries would enable solar, wind and geothermal to produce 10% of the electricity of the United States. This is more than ten times what they are currently producing.

The Gore challenge is at best misguided at worst self-serving and destructive. 

 

LOL: The Voice of The American People

Alternative Energy Sources…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTJAI1oushw

Hybrid Cars…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io2L7ggOTUg

John McCain wants to LOWER Gas prices…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW8W_KS52FI&feature=user

 

Those computer aided scare mongering climate modeler alarmists cannot make up their minds.

Forget about global warming and get out your overcoats and long-underwear.

Yes, global cooling in the form of a new ice age is coming.

The Big Chill (1 of 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeBTy-_ttZ0&feature=related

The Big Chill (2 of 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-BPg3plMq4&feature=related

The Big Chill (3 of 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEP6tpNyAfg

The Big Chill (4 of 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBEGo_CHzEM&feature=related

The Big Chill (5 of 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWSjBp1TkIY&feature=related

 The Big Chill – transcript

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/bigchilltrans.shtml

 Are you scared yet?

 

 the rolling stones – you can’t always get what you want

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzz1VEN1SEk

 

The Big Chill Funeral

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiw_3olyJ2c

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Cold Water on ‘Global Warming’

By Thomas Sowell

“…The party line of those who say that we are heading for a global warming crisis of epic proportions is that human activities generating carbon dioxide are key factors responsible for the warming that has taken place in recent times.

The problem with this reasoning is that the temperatures rose first and then the carbon dioxide levels rose. Some scientists say that the warming created the increased carbon dioxide, rather than vice versa.

Many natural factors, including variations in the amount of heat put out by the sun, can cause the earth to heat or cool.

The bigger problem is that this has long since become a crusade rather than an exercise in evidence or logic. Too many people are too committed to risk it all on a roll of the dice, which is what turning to empirical evidence is. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZTdiOWE0YWQwMTg4YTlhOThmNDdkNTFmNTg1MjBkZDM=

My Nobel Moment

By JOHN R. CHRISTY

“…Suppose you are very serious about making a dent in carbon emissions and could replace about 10% of the world’s energy sources with non-CO2-emitting nuclear power by 2020 — roughly equivalent to halving U.S. emissions. Based on IPCC-like projections, the required 1,000 new nuclear power plants would slow the warming by about 0.2176 degrees Fahrenheit per century. It’s a dent.

But what is the economic and human price, and what is it worth given the scientific uncertainty?

My experience as a missionary teacher in Africa opened my eyes to this simple fact: Without access to energy, life is brutal and short. The uncertain impacts of global warming far in the future must be weighed against disasters at our doorsteps today. Bjorn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus 2004, a cost-benefit analysis of health issues by leading economists (including three Nobelists), calculated that spending on health issues such as micronutrients for children, HIV/AIDS and water purification has benefits 50 to 200 times those of attempting to marginally limit “global warming.”

Given the scientific uncertainty and our relative impotence regarding climate change, the moral imperative here seems clear to me.

Mr. Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a participant in the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119387567378878423.html

 

E-Team

Providing Accurate Information on Energy & Environment Issues

Policy Issues: Impacts and Responses

Experts

http://eteam.ncpa.org/issues/?c=impacts-and-responses

 

Gore’s Goal: Former V.P. Lays Down a Green Gauntlet

“…But not everything in the speech was political back-and-forth or lofty plans to overhaul America’s energy habits in a decade. One of the most pressing priorities, Mr. Gore said, was the overhaul of America’s aged and rickety electricity-transmission system, which costs loads of money today and stands in the way of real clean-energy progress:

At present, for example, we do not have a unified national grid that is sufficiently advanced to link the areas where the sun shines and the wind blows to the cities in the East and the West that need the electricity. Our national electric grid is critical infrastructure, as vital to the health and security of our economy as our highways and telecommunication networks. Today, our grids are antiquated, fragile, and vulnerable to cascading failure. Power outages and defects in the current grid system cost US businesses more than $120 billion dollars a year. It has to be upgraded anyway.

Texas isn’t waiting for Nobel-winners in Washington to give the signal. The Lone Star State, already the national leader in wind power, approved a $4.9 billion expansion of its transmission system, AP reports. That will make it possible to take wind from the windy, western parts to places people live and work. …”

http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2008/07/17/gores-goal-former-vp-lays-down-a-green-gauntlet/

 

Global Warming – what do the numbers show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WWpH0lmcxA

 

Climate Change – has it been cancelled?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgaeyMa3jyU&feature=related

 

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFHZOYtAztU&feature=related

 

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of Co2 part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9IHKfzDdn8&feature=related

 

CO2 and Climate Change: 1/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOi1Pnm4m0U

 

CO2 and Climate Change: 2/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iVAuqGebUI&feature=related

 

CO2 and Climate Change: 3/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAGYKsCJyI&feature=related

 

CO2 and Climate Change: 4/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9HcashWNFs&feature=related 

 

No smoking hot spot

“…But since 1999 new evidence has seriously weakened the case that carbon emissions are the main cause of global warming, and by 2007 the evidence was pretty conclusive that carbon played only a minor role and was not the main cause of the recent global warming. As Lord Keynes famously said, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”

There has not been a public debate about the causes of global warming and most of the public and our decision makers are not aware of the most basic salient facts:

1. The greenhouse signature is missing. We have been looking and measuring for years, and cannot find it.

Each possible cause of global warming has a different pattern of where in the planet the warming occurs first and the most. The signature of an increased greenhouse effect is a hot spot about 10km up in the atmosphere over the tropics. We have been measuring the atmosphere for decades using radiosondes: weather balloons with thermometers that radio back the temperature as the balloon ascends through the atmosphere. They show no hot spot. Whatsoever.

If there is no hot spot then an increased greenhouse effect is not the cause of global warming. So we know for sure that carbon emissions are not a significant cause of the global warming. If we had found the greenhouse signature then I would be an alarmist again.

When the signature was found to be missing in 2007 (after the latest IPCC report), alarmists objected that maybe the readings of the radiosonde thermometers might not be accurate and maybe the hot spot was there but had gone undetected. Yet hundreds of radiosondes have given the same answer, so statistically it is not possible that they missed the hot spot.

Recently the alarmists have suggested we ignore the radiosonde thermometers, but instead take the radiosonde wind measurements, apply a theory about wind shear, and run the results through their computers to estimate the temperatures. They then say that the results show that we cannot rule out the presence of a hot spot. If you believe that you’d believe anything. …”

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24036736-7583,00.html

 

Gore’s Challenge For Renewable Energy; US To Renewable Sources Of Energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ipfQR3aGpg

 

The Global Warming Logic Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlXLIXYBB3Y&feature=related

 

Glenn Beck: Global Warming greatest scam in history

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft8LfE7AI2w

 

Glenn Beck on The NY Times Attacking Al Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv9NTKL9ONE

 

Global Warming: What Is Gore Afraid Of?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zklScbI0tbo&feature=related 

 

Five Ways to Lower Gasoline Prices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47EkL8crjNs

 

Lord Al Gore The Global Warming Fascist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9WFDcZxT0s

 

AAl Gore: just plain nuts l Gore: just plain nuts

http://commonsensepoliticalthought.com/?p=2939 

 

Dennis Miller unloads on Al Gore, other greens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruuux4AuHfQ&feature=related

 

More Scientists don’t see CO2 as temperature driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztvxGbH8Mqw&feature=related

 

Global warming is socialism and political movemnt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2J-zHo-ILw&feature=related

 

Is Al Gore Nuts?

“…Frankly no serious analyst is suggesting that within 10 years, given the state of technology and the best case forecast capacity, that solar can make up more than a small single digit fraction of even electricity needs or that wind can make up more than a meaningful minority share (let alone after doubling the global power demand by replacing liquid fuels in cars with electricity, which Al Gore also suggests), especially given lead times on power plants and transmission lines. …”

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9994015-54.html

 

Why Won’t Al Gore Debate?

“…Like Avery, Lord Monckton is eminently qualified to debate Gore—see here and here for his recent writing on global warming—and Gore thought highly enough of him to respond to one of his essays. Like Gore, Lord Monckton is a prominent figure in the global warming debate who is not a scientist or professional economist. He would seem to be an appropriate and worthy opponent.

But Gore refuses to debate Lord Monckton, just as he refuses to debate Dennis Avery and a growing list of prominent scientists, economists, novelists, and policy experts.

If the scientific debate over global warming is over, as Gore and other climate alarmists so often claim, why is Al Gore afraid to debate?

Is it because there is no scientific consensus on the causes or effects of global warming? Is it because a growing number of experts believe we should invest in adapting to global warming—whether it is due to natural or human causes—rather than spend hundreds of billions of dollars trying to stabilize or reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Whatever the reason, we believe Al Gore should debate his critics. If you agree, please ask Al Gore to accept Dennis Avery’s challenge. …”

http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=20873

 

Al Gore Goes Full-On Totalitarian (Also, His Meal Ticket Looks to Be Going Away, Quickly)

“…Gore has given an almost pitch-perfect fascist speech. It hits every important element: a concocted existential crisis to mobilize the entire nation, a demand to subsume the will of the individual to the will of the State, a call to cast out dissenters as dangerous, and appeals to speedy action and change.

It also, like fascism, aggregates power to the elites, who stand to profit quite handsomely from the arrangement.

Luckily for us, Gore’s increasingly totalitarian demands are likely to be outpaced by the very science he contorts to suit his purposes. Dr. David Evans, who once served in the Australian Government’s Greenhouse Office, calls the entire notion of anthropogenic global warming a crock that is not the least bit supported by the evidence. (via Gabriel Malor). In fact, the science is pointing away from APG so much that the “alarmists” (to use his word) are ignoring the real data and making up their own. …”

http://www.sundriesshack.com/2008/07/17/al-gore-goes-full-on-totalitarian-also-his-meal-ticket-looks-to-be-going-away-quickly/

 

High Fuel and Electricity Prices — Made in Washington

“…This stagnation has been caused by United States government taxation, regulation, and sponsorship of litigation, which has made the U.S. a very unfavorable place to produce energy. Moreover, the U.S. government has spent vast sums of tax money subsidizing inferior energy technologies for political purposes.

The Wall Street Journal recently estimated that 381 nuclear power plants are in design or construction throughout the world, yet not one nuclear power plant has been constructed in the United States in more than 30 years.

United States hydrocarbon resources are vast. Untapped U.S. oil and gas resources are enormous, and the U.S. also has 25% of the world’s coal. Coal, oil, and gas are interchangeable. For example, coal can be liquefied at costs far below current world oil prices. The liquid hydrocarbon fuel available from American coal reserves exceeds the crude oil reserves of the entire world. …”

“…So, the greatest industrial, technological, and scientific power the world has ever known — created and made possible through institutionalized human freedom — is on the road to being turned into a second-rate nation with diminished human freedom. This is being accomplished by political destruction of America’s energy industries and of many of her other industries by similar means.

If we continue to allow our politicians to debase our currency at moneyfactory.com and to diminish our industrial capabilities through restrictions on energy production, we had best be prepared to endure the logical consequences — gasoline at more than $10 per gallon, $2,000 monthly electricity and gas bills, and, ultimately, energy rationing and technological poverty.

Why not place a mirror in front of your television set during the next political commercial? Then, look at the visage in the mirror and ask, “Do you really prefer to elect politicians who will continue to make the United States uninhabitable for the industries that fuel my car, power my air conditioner, light my lights, power my computer and wide-screen television, and allow my employer to remain in business?”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24318

 

Dissecting Al Gore’s $5 Trillion Energy Plan

July 18, 2008 11:01 AM ET | James Pethokoukis

“…By my math, using Pickens’s numbers, converting the whole economy to renewable energy in a short period of time might cost $5 trillion—and that is if you assume that government-led projects come in on budget. (Remember, the current U.S. gross domestic product is $12 trillion.) That would be like creating another Japan. Or fighting World War II all over again. The latter analogy is especially apt since the Gore Plan would effectively transform our free-market economy into a command-and-control war economy full of rationing and scarcity. Of course, there are many folks like Gore who view global warming as the moral equivalent of war. But Gore would extend the concept into the economic equivalent of war. Again, all this makes sense if you think we are doomed otherwise. …”

“…This isn’t the first time Gore has made a proposal with jaw-dropping economic consequences. Environmental economist William Nordhaus ran the numbers on Gore’s idea to reduce carbon emissions by 90 percent by 2050. Nordhaus found that while such a plan would indeed reduce the maximum increase in global temperatures to between 1.3 and 1.6 degrees Celsius, it did so “at very high cost” of between $17 trillion and $22 trillion over the long term, as opposed to doing nothing. (Again, just for comparative purposes, the entire global economy is about $50 trillion.) …”

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/7/18/dissecting-al-gores-5-trillion-energy-plan.html

 

Coal-Fired Power Plants Provide

Largest Share of Electricity Supply 

Coal-fired power plants (including utilities, independent

power producers, and end-use CHP) continue to

be the dominant source of electricity generation

through 2030 (Figure 61). Although natural-gas-fired

plants with lower capital costs make up most of the

capacity additions over the next 10 years, more

coal-fired plants are built in the later years as natural

gas fuel costs increase. The natural gas share of

generation falls from 20 percent in 2006 to 14 percent

in 2030, while the coal share increases from 49 percent

to 54 percent.

Federal tax incentives, State renewable energy programs,

and rising fossil fuel prices lead to increases in

renewable and nuclear capacity and generation, as

new plants are built. The generation share from

renewable capacity increases by 32 percent from 2006

to 2030 and represents 13 percent of total electricity

supply in 2030. With capacity additions and improvements

in performance at existing nuclear facilities,

nuclear generation also increases; however, the

nuclear share of total generation falls slightly, from

19 percent in 2006 to 18 percent in 2030.

Technology choices for new plants and utilization of

existing capacity are affected by relative fuel costs

and changes in environmental policies. For example,

natural-gas-fired plants are projected to supply 21

percent of total electricity supply in 2030 in the low

price case but only 10 percent in the high price case,

but coal-fired plants supply 49 percent of the total in

the low price case and 57 percent in the high price

case. Changes in environmental policies could also

have a significant effect on the fuel shares of total

generation.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/pdf/trend_3.pdf 

Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors)    

Electric Power Monthly with data for February 2008
  Report Released: July 10, 2008
  Next Release Date: Mid-August 2008

Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 1994 through February 2008
(Thousand Megawatthours)
Period
Coal[1]
Petroleum Liquids[2]
Petroleum Coke
Natural Gas
Other Gases[3]
Nuclear
Hydroelectric Conventional
Other Renewables[4]
Hydroelectric Pumped Storage
Other[5]
Total
1994 1,690,694 98,440 7,461 460,219 13,319 640,440 260,126 76,535 -3,378 3,667 3,247,522
1995 1,709,426 66,944 7,610 496,058 13,870 673,402 310,833 73,965 -2,725 4,104 3,353,487
1996 1,795,196 73,521 7,890 455,056 14,356 674,729 347,162 75,796 -3,088 3,571 3,444,188
1997 1,845,016 82,773 9,782 479,399 13,351 628,644 356,453 77,183 -4,040 3,612 3,492,172
1998 1,873,516 116,859 11,941 531,257 13,492 673,702 323,336 77,088 -4,467 3,571 3,620,295
1999 1,881,087 107,276 10,785 556,396 14,126 728,254 319,536 79,423 -6,097 4,024 3,694,810
2000 1,966,265 102,160 9,061 601,038 13,955 753,893 275,573 80,906 -5,539 4,794 3,802,105
2001 1,903,956 114,647 10,233 639,129 9,039 768,826 216,961 70,769 -8,823 11,906 3,736,644
2002 1,933,130 78,701 15,867 691,006 11,463 780,064 264,329 79,109 -8,743 13,527 3,858,452
2003 1,973,737 102,734 16,672 649,908 15,600 763,733 275,806 79,487 -8,535 14,045 3,883,185
2004 1,978,620 100,040 20,731 708,854 16,766 788,528 268,417 82,604 -8,488 14,483 3,970,555
2005 2,013,179 100,095 22,427 757,974 16,317 781,986 270,321 87,213 -6,558 12,468 4,055,423
2006
January 169,258 4,251 1,893 43,529 1,326 71,912 27,437 8,442 -533 1,143 328,658
February 158,648 3,270 1,664 47,152 1,260 62,616 24,762 7,369 -447 1,040 307,333
March 161,355 2,434 1,601 54,585 1,421 63,721 24,625 8,210 -435 1,214 318,730
April 141,456 3,054 1,654 55,795 1,352 57,567 28,556 7,849 -587 1,162 297,858
May 157,051 2,920 1,520 65,302 1,440 62,776 30,818 8,019 -444 1,213 330,616
June 169,726 4,079 1,708 80,787 1,326 68,391 29,757 7,775 -423 1,134 364,260
July 187,860 5,142 1,882 107,862 1,374 72,186 25,439 8,098 -638 1,215 410,421
August 189,488 6,595 1,793 106,289 1,474 72,016 21,728 7,881 -695 1,193 407,763
September 161,630 3,057 1,603 72,402 1,299 66,642 17,201 7,702 -629 1,146 332,055
October 161,434 3,370 1,537 70,351 1,358 57,509 17,055 8,279 -507 1,181 321,567
November 159,472 3,366 1,393 53,161 1,216 61,392 20,272 8,290 -553 1,149 309,159
December 173,547 3,117 1,460 55,829 1,215 70,490 21,596 8,509 -667 1,188 336,283
Total 1,990,926 44,655 19,709 813,044 16,060 787,219 289,246 96,423 -6,558 13,977 4,064,702
2007
January 175,919 4,438 1,547 59,653 1,322 74,006 26,405 8,512 -572 1,138 352,369
February 163,590 7,710 1,250 58,087 1,173 65,225 18,648 8,119 -447 1,061 324,415
March 159,904 4,081 1,252 56,363 1,419 64,305 24,272 8,890 -458 1,172 321,198
April 146,516 3,872 1,184 60,729 1,337 57,301 23,854 8,739 -374 1,151 304,309
May 157,841 3,540 1,343 66,469 1,341 65,025 25,930 8,557 -547 1,202 330,701
June 173,990 4,238 1,524 81,185 1,361 68,923 22,860 8,382 -523 1,142 363,084
July 185,433 4,268 1,325 97,046 1,366 72,729 22,623 8,118 -595 1,190 393,503
August 190,681 5,877 1,450 120,761 1,339 72,751 20,002 8,631 -651 1,213 422,053
September 169,839 3,648 1,256 87,741 1,266 67,582 14,667 8,618 -756 1,119 354,981
October 162,642 3,551 1,163 78,321 1,164 61,690 14,826 8,867 -786 1,171 332,609
November 159,525 1,969 1,073 60,159 1,168 64,969 15,727 8,607 -685 1,049 313,561
December 174,691 2,765 1,385 66,696 1,160 71,983 18,498 8,948 -601 1,206 346,731
Total 2,020,572 49,956 15,752 893,211 15,414 806,487 248,312 102,988 -6,994 13,815 4,159,514
2008
January 182,579 3,136 1,313 72,090 1,249 70,686 22,358 9,647 -754 962 363,268
February 167,000 2,427 1,200 59,902 1,126 64,936 20,234 8,679 -375 778 325,906
Total 349,579 5,563 2,513 131,992 2,376 135,623 42,593 18,326 -1,129 1,740 689,175
Year-to-Date
2006 327,906 7,521 3,557 90,680 2,586 134,527 52,198 15,811 -979 2,183 635,991
2007 339,509 12,148 2,797 117,741 2,495 139,231 45,053 16,631 -1,019 2,199 676,784
2008 349,579 5,563 2,513 131,992 2,376 135,623 42,593 18,326 -1,129 1,740 689,175
Rolling 12 Months Ending in February
2007 2,002,529 49,282 18,949 840,104 15,970 791,922 282,101 97,243 -6,597 13,993 4,105,495
2008 2,030,642 43,371 15,468 907,463 15,294 802,879 245,852 104,684 -7,104 13,356 4,171,904
  [1] Anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel.
  [2] Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, and waste oil.
  [3] Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
  [4] Wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
  [5] Non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and miscellaneous technologies.
  Notes: Beginning with 2001 data, non-biogenic municipal solid waste and tire-derived fuels are reclassified as non-renewable energy sources and included in “Other”.  Biogenic municipal solid waste is included in “Other Renewables.” See Glossary for definitions. Values for 2007 and 2008 are preliminary. Values for January through July 2007 are revised. Values for 2006 and prior years are final. – See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms. Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
  Sources: Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, “Power Plant Report;” Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 “Combined Heat and Power Plant Report;” and predecessor forms. Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, “Power Plant Operations Report,” replaced the following: Form EIA-906, “Power Plant Report;” Form EIA-920, “Combined Heat and Power Plant Report;”  Form EIA-423, “Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report;” and  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, “Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.”

Ice age to warming – and back?

“…While policymakers have worried long and hard about global warming, which might raise Earth’s temperature 1.4 to 5.8 degrees C by century’s end, a growing body of evidence suggests natural forces could just as easily plunge Earth’s average temperatures downward. In the past, the planet’s climate has changed 10 degrees in as little as 10 years. …”

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0318/p13s01-sten.html

Last glacial period

“The last glacial period was the most recent glacial period within the current ice age, occurring in the Pleistocene epoch. It began about 110,000 years ago and ended between 10,000 and 15,000 BP. During this period there were several changes between glacier advance and retreat. The maximum extent of glaciation was approximately 18,000 years ago. While the general pattern of global cooling and glacier advance was similar, local differences in the development of glacier advance and retreat make it difficult to compare the details from continent to continent (see picture of ice core data below for differences).

The last glacial period is sometimes colloquially referred to as the last ice age, though this use is incorrect because an ice age is a longer period of cold temperature in which ice sheets cover large parts of the Earth. Glacials, on the other hand, refer to colder phases within an ice age that separate interglacials. Thus, the end of the last glacial period is not the end of the last ice age. The end of the last glacial period was about 12,500 years ago, while the end of the last ice age has not yet come: little evidence points to a stop of the glacial-interglacial cycle of the last million years. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_glacial_period

 

Charlie Rose – Alternative Energy / Internet Technology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9ngECk1FQk

 

Ice Age

“An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of the Earth‘s surface and atmosphere, resulting in an expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Glaciologically, ice age is often used to mean a period of ice sheets in the northern and southern hemispheres; by this definition we are still in an ice age (because the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets still exist). More colloquially, when speaking of the last few million years, ice age is used to refer to colder periods with extensive ice sheets over the North American and Eurasian continents: in this sense, the most recent ice age peaked about 11,000 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

 

Why were there four long, generally cool periods during which continent-sized glaciers advanced and retreated?

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/ice_ages/why_4_cool_periods.html

 

Geology: Glaciers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gce9SqEy7BE

 

300 year history of renewable energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIXuXlfKyrc

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJG6pqh3q28&feature=related

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF0uOotKhrc

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlYRWb3zBYY

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aJtWPPjGTc

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFeRFeo_01Q

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su_h1aXSSo0

 

Lesson 19 Glaciation – Part 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82vPk6eVUhY

 

Are We on the Brink of a ‘New Little Ice Age?’

“…It is that global climate is moving in a direction that makes abrupt climate change more probable, that these dynamics lie beyond the capability of many of the models used in IPCC reports, and the consequences of ignoring this may be large. For those of us living around the edge of the N. Atlantic Ocean, we may be planning for climate scenarios of global warming that are opposite to what might actually occur.”

http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=12455&tid=282&cid=10046 

 

World Nuclear Power Reactors 2007-08 and Uranium Requirements

9 June 2008

 

  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2007 REACTORS OPERABLE May 2008 REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION May 2008 REACTORS PLANNED May 2008 REACTORS PROPOSED May 2008 URANIUM REQUIRED 2008
billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No. MWe  No.  MWe  tonnes U
Argentina
6.7
6.2
2
935
1
692
1
740
1
740
123
Armenia
2.35
43.5
1
376
0
0
0
0
1
1000
51
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Belgium
46
54
7
5728
0
0
0
0
0
0
1011
Brazil
11.7
2.8
2
1901
0
0
1
1245
4
4000
303
Bulgaria 
13.7
32
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
261
Canada* 
88.2
14.7
18
12652
2
1500
3
3300
4
4400
1665
China 
59.3
1.9
11
8587
7
6700
24
26320
76
62600
1396
Czech Republic 
24.6
30.3
6
3472
0
0
0
0
2
1900
619
Egypt 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
0
Finland 
22.5
29
4
2696
1
1600
0
0
1
1000
1051
France 
420.1
77
59
63473
1
1630
0
0
1
1600
10527
Germany 
133.2
26
17
20339
0
0
0
0
0
0
3332
Hungary 
13.9
37
4
1826
0
0
0
0
2
2000
271
India 
15.8
2.5
17
3779
6
2976
10
8560
9
4800
978
Indonesia 
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
2
2000
0
Iran 
0
0
0
0
1
915
2
1900
1
300
143
Israel 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1200
0
Japan 
267
27.5
55
47577
2
2285
11
14945
1
1100
7569
Kazakhstan 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
300
0
Korea DPR (North) 
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
950
0
0
0
Korea RO (South) 
136.6
35.3
20
17533
3
3000
5
6600
0
0
3109
Lithuania 
9.1
64.4
1
1185
0
0
0
0
2
3200
225
Mexico 
9.95
4.6
2
1310
0
0
0
0
2
2000
246
Netherlands 
4.0
4.1
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
98
Pakistan 
2.3
2.34
2
400
1
300
2
600
2
2000
65
Romania 
7.1
13
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
174
Russia 
148
16
31
21743
7
4920
10
11960
25
22280
3365
Slovakia 
14.2
54
5
2064
2
840
0
0
0
0
313
Slovenia 
5.4
42
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
141
South Africa 
12.6
5.5
2
1842
0
0
1
165
24
4000
303
Spain 
52.7
17.4
8
7442
0
0
0
0
0
0
1398
Sweden 
64.3
46
10
9016
0
0
0
0
0
0
1418
Switzerland 
26.5
43
5
3220
0
0
0
0
3
4000
537
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
0
Turkey 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4500
0
Ukraine 
87.2
48
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
20
27000
1974
United Kingdom 
57.5
15
19
11035
0
0
0
0
0
0
2199
USA 
806.6
19.4
104
99049
0
0
12
15000
20
26000
18918
Vietnam 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
WORLD**
2608
16
439
371,989
36
29,958
93
101,395
218
192,975
64,615
 
billion kWh
% e
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
tonnes U
 
NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2007
REACTORS OPERATING
REACTORS BUILDING
ON ORDER or PLANNED
PROPOSED
URANIUM REQUIRED
 

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 30/05/08.
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/08.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market (reference scenario) – for U.

 

Operating = Connected to the grid;
Building/Construction = first concrete for reactor poured, or major refurbishment under way;
Planned = Approvals, funding or major commitment in place, mostly expected in operation within 8 years, or construction well advanced but suspended indefinitely;
Proposed = clear intention or proposal but still without firm commitment. Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe;
TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt net (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour.

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/reactors.html

How To Build 6,000 Nuclear Plants by 2050

We asked nuclear engineer James Muckerheide how many nuclear plants would be needed to bring the world’s population up to a decent standard of living, and how to do it. Here are his answers.

In 1997-1998, I made an estimate of how many nuclear plants would be needed in the world by 2050. It reflects an economy that is directed to provide the energy necessary to meet basic human needs, especially for the developing regions.

The initiative required is not unlike what the U.S. government did to build the nation: for example, to bring electric power to rural areas; to provide transportation by building roads and highways and canals, and the intercontinental railroads, and airlines; to develop water supplies and irrigation systems; to provide telephone service, medical and hospital services; and many other programs that were essential to develop an advanced society, and to lift regions out of poverty.

However, we need to do more to meet those needs, both within the United States and for the developing world, to bring those people into the economic mainstream, instead of leaving them to be just cheap sources of our labor and raw materials.

The Role of Nuclear Energy

My projections simply envisioned nuclear energy growing from supplying 6% of world energy needs today to one third of the energy demand in 2050, which was taken to grow by about a factor of 3 from 2000. But, of course, that begs the question: Can fossil fuels continue to provide energy at or slightly above present levels, to produce about one third of the energy demand in 2050? And is it likely that hydro, wind energy, and other alternatives can provide the other third, which is also the equivalent of 100% of today’s total energy use?

So, nuclear power in 2050 would be roughly 18 times its current use. This requires fewer than the number of plants I projected in 1997, and is equivalent to about 5,100 1,000-megawatt-electric (MWe) plants. …”

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2005/3225build_6000_nukes.html

 

Consructing a lot of nuclear powere plants is not material constrained

“…One of the common arguments that some in the environmental movement have against nuclear power is “we cannot make enough reactors” and if we do then the price will go up. I will show that historically the world build at a reasonable fast rate (28/year). Currently there are more and more nuclear reactors on order and are being completed at about 8 per year. The material used is a fraction of what is available and will not be a major impact on material prices. The alternatives of coal, wind and hydro also are highly intensive in steel and concrete. The main thing that impacts a nuclear reactors construction cost is length of time to build and interest rates. People do not understand how much steel and concrete is made each year in the world and how many buildings and things are built.

Building 1,000 one gigwatt nuclear plants per year would use less than 10% of the worlds annual concrete and steel. Modern nuclear reactors need less than 40 metric tons of steel and 190 cubic meters of concrete per megawatt of average capacity. 1,000 one gigawatt nuclear plants per year would need 40 million metric tons of steel and 190 million cubic meters of concrete. World supplies in 2006 are 1.24-billion tons of steel per year & 2.283 billion tons of coal per year. …”

http://nextbigfuture.com/2007/07/constructing-lot-of-nuclear-power.html

Economics of new nuclear power plants

“…Construction delays can add significantly to the cost of a plant. Because a power plant does not yield profits during construction, longer construction times translate directly into higher interest charges on borrowed construction funds. Modern nuclear power plants are planned for construction in four years or less (42 months for CANDU ACR-1000, 60 months from order to operation for an AP1000, 48 months from first concrete to operation for an EPR and 45 months for an ESBWR)[9] as opposed to over a decade for some previous plants. However, despite Japanese success with ABWRs, the first EPR (in Finland) is significantly behind schedule.

In some countries in the past (notably the U.S.), changes in licensing, inspection and certification of nuclear power plants added delays and construction costs to their construction. However, the regulatory processes for siting, licensing, and constructing have been standardized since their introduction, streamlining the construction of newer and safer designs.

In the U.S. many new regulations were put in place in the years before and again immediately after the Three Mile Island accident‘s partial meltdown, resulting in delaying plants’ operation by many years. The NRC has new regulations in place now, and the next plants will have NRC Final Design Approval before the customer buys them, and a Combined Construction and Operating License will be issued before construction starts, guaranteeing that if the plant is built as designed then it will be allowed to operate — thus avoiding lengthy hearings after completion.

The smallest nuclear power plant that can be built is often larger than other power plants, making it possible for a utility to build the other plants in smaller increments, or in areas of low power consumption. (However, several new designs are being targeted at smaller markets, such as PBMR, IRIS, and SSTAR).

In Japan and France, construction costs and delays are significantly diminished because of streamlined government licensing and certification procedures. In France, one model of reactor was type-certified, using a safety engineering process similar to the process used to certify aircraft models for safety. That is, rather than licensing individual reactors, the regulatory agency certified a particular design and its construction process to produce safe reactors. U.S. law permits type-licensing of reactors, a process which is being used on the AP1000 and the ESBWR.[10]

To encourage development of nuclear power, under the Nuclear Power 2010 Program the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered interested parties the opportunity to introduce France’s model for licensing and to subsidize 25% to 50% of the construction cost overruns due to delays for the first six new plants. Several applications were made, two sites have been chosen to receive new plants, and other projects are pending (see Nuclear Power 2010 Program). …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_new_nuclear_power_plants

 

Status of Potential New Commercial Nuclear Reactors in the United States  

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/nuc_reactors/com_reactors.pdf

 

Gas Prices and Energy Markets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VnoTiF1Y40

 

Solar panels future, energy generation and global warming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUqmurcUeEs

 

Robert Bryce Believes Energy Independence is a Pipe Dream

http://fora.tv/2008/03/18/Robert_Bryce_Believes_Energy_Independence_is_a_Pipe_Dream

 

LOL

Red State Update: Al Gore’s Electric Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItDuvjOY0B4

 

Red State Update: Gas Prices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYS9CI3rFrQ

 

 

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Life Is A Gift–Live in The Present

Posted on July 17, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Life, Links, Music, People, Quotations, Raves, Video |

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.

~Carl Sandburg 

  

I have been posting on this blog for nearly a year to learn the value of writing and mass communication.

After some reflection I have decided to cease writing posts for the time being.

I hope my posts have been of some value to those searching for information on a topic or issue of interest.

Thank you for your comments and interest.

God bless.  

 

Amazing Grace – Judy Collins and the choir

 

Amazing Grace Lyrics

John Newton (1725-1807)

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.

And Grace, my fears relieved.

How precious did that Grace appear

The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far

and Grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.

His word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun.

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’ve first begun.

 

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see. 

 

Amazing Grace, Hayley Westenra

 

 

 

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.

 ~Thomas Kempis

 

 

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McCain: Cut–Drill–Victory vs. Obama: Increase–Talk–End

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Links, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

 “There is no substitute for victory.”

~General Douglas McArthur

 

Taxes, Spending and the Next President

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_aXQjCY9_Y

 

Barack Obama on Taxes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po7J0f5TMrQ

 

Response to Obama, 5: Tax Rates and Job Creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxOk-G3VS0

 

Barack Obama on Federal Spending Transparency Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYgDAmtrcJQ

 

Response to Obama, 4: What’s wrong with Obama’s Leftist View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IAfkDBjr0&feature=user

 

Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLd_xUUR4Bg&feature=related

 

Candidates On The Energy Crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaDLzfLvDdw 

 

Obama and McCain differ on drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1smrLDacA4

 

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich discusses his view on Iraq war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03MLlDhPUT0&feature=related

 

Bloody Bill Kristol Claiming We’ve Achieved Victory in Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdxr1S7lTMk 

  

Chris Matthews: The Surge Is Working

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vTaJWviSFg 

 

John McCain and Barack Obama Trade Blows on Foreign Policy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmAoTrJSpvE

 

With gasoline and food prices rising and victory in Iraq likely, what are the positions of the Republican and Democratic Party presidential candidates on the top three issues, the economy, energy, and war?

McCain wants to cut both taxes and and Federal government spending.

McCain wants US energy companies to drill for oil off the US coasts and build nuclear power plants.

McCain advocated the surge strategy and victory in Iraq.

Sounds like a winner.

The American people love a winner.

Obama wants to significantly increase taxes and Federal government spending.

Obama favors expanded alternative energy such as ethanol which is resulting in higher food prices worldwide as more corn is grown to supply ethanol plants.

Obama does not favor increasing the supply of gasoline and heating oil by drilling offshore but gradual price increases.

Obama opposed the Iraq war and surge strategy and believes that we should end the war in Iraq.

Obama would leave Iraq as soon as possible, but within sixteens months.

Sounds like a loser.

The American Elites love a loser.

The American people will elect Senator McCain the next President and former Governor Mitt Romney the next Vice-President of the United States of America.

The conservative movement base of the Republican Party will have a very high turnout for the simple reason they understand how dangerous having a unqualified, inexperienced, green, radical, socialist such as Senator Barrack Obama as President of the United States.

Obama would be worse than another Carter or for that matter another Clinton Presidency. 

Both Senator Obama and Senator Clinton will return to the United States Senate to run again in 2012.

The political battle in 2009 will be over the next attempt at comprehensive immigration reform, a code word for amnesty, and a cap and trade tax.

President McCain, Senator Obama and Senator Clinton will all support comprehensive immigration reform and a cap and trade tax.

The American people and the conservative movement will oppose both and win. 

Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will be running for President in 2012.

“Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor.

Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.”

~William F. Buckley, Jr. 

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

 

 

 

Obama: Higher Oil Prices Are Good? What???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gehaf7_TBAs

 

Democrats Vote Against Drilling for U.S. Oil – TREASON?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9gr1N8Y-nk

 

Liberals (Democrats) Want High Gas Prices.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNP8tf78pXc

Newt Gingrich – We Must Drill for Oil NOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9O1QzKgIuk

 

73% of Americans Support Offshore Drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aanSprhrhTk&feature=related

 

Glenn Beck’s Real Story – Energy Independence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWZ_4EXeyaA

 

Energy Information Administration – United States Energy Profile

 

 

 

 

 
   United States Energy Profile
     
 Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe  
   
 
Energy Data Series
 
 
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Total Oil Production 

9460.94
9278.01
8993.41
9057.78
8957.01
8999.90
8797.29
8700.20
8321.92
8330.46
8487.28
Crude Oil Production 

6451.59
6251.83
5881.46
5821.60
5801.40
5745.55
5680.70
5418.85
5178.39
5102.07
5102.45
Consumption 

18620.30
18917.14
19519.33
19701.07
19648.71
19761.30
20033.51
20731.15
20802.16
20687.41
20697.53
Net Exports/Imports(-) 

-9159.36
-9639.13
-10525.92
-10643.30
-10691.70
-10761.40
-11236.22
-12030.95
-12480.24
-12356.95
-12210.25
Refinery Capacity 

15452
15711
16261
16512
16595
16785
16757
16894
17125
17339
17397
Proved Reserves 

(Billion Barrels)

22.017 22.546 21.034 21.765 22.045 22.446 22.677 21.891 21.371 21.757 21.757
 
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Production 

18902.0
19024.0
18832.2
19182.0
19616.0
18928.0
19099.0
18591.0
18074.0
18531.0
NA
Consumption 

22737.0
22246.0
22405.0
23333.0
22239.0
23007.0
22277.0
22389.0
22241.0
21821.0
NA
Net Exports/Imports(-) 

- 2837.0
- 2993.0
- 3423.0
- 3538.0
- 3604.0
- 3499.0
- 3264.0
- 3405.0
- 3612.0
NA
NA
Proved Reserves 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

166,474.0
167,223.0
164,041.0
167,406.0
177,427.0
183,460.0
186,946.0
189,044.0
192,513.0
204,385.0
204,385.0
 
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Production 

1089.9
1117.5
1100.4
1073.6
1127.7
1094.3
1071.8
1112.1
1131.5
1161.4
NA
Consumption 

1029.5
1037.1
1038.6
1084.1
1060.1
1066.4
1094.9
1107.3
1125.5
1114.2
NA
Net Exports/Imports(-) 

(Trillion Btu)

1959.5
1806.5
1240.2
1149.4
741.3
549.4
440.5
433.4
467.5
296.7
NA
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Net Generation 

3496.2
3624.8
3700.9
3807.6
3745.5
3867.2
3891.7
3979.0
4062.0
4059.9
NA
Net Consumption 

3301.8
3425.1
3483.7
3592.4
3557.1
3631.7
3662.0
3715.9
3815.7
NA
NA
Installed Capacity (GWe) 

759.3
756.3
766.4
792.2
828.6
884.9
927.9
942.2
956.7
NA
NA
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Production 

72.6
73.0
71.9
71.5
71.9
70.9
70.3
70.4
69.6
NA
NA
Consumption 

94.8
95.2
96.8
99.0
96.3
97.9
98.2
100.4
100.7
NA
NA
Energy Intensity (Btu per (2000) U.S. Dollars) 

10888.1
10497.9
10223.2
10082.0
9739.1
9738.2
9533.9
9375.5
9113.5
NA
NA
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Total

from Consumption of Fossil Fuels 

5544.3
5581.4
5653.2
5823.5
5723.1
5763.1
5812.8
5935.5
5957.0
NA
NA
 
 
     = Not applicable; NA = Not available; F = Forecast value

 

 

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/country/country_time_series.cfm?fips=US

Last Update: June 16, 2008
Next Update: July 15, 2008 (Petroleum), As available (Other fuels)
 

Data

 
2006
2007
 
28 year history
United States
North America
OECD
World 
Rank
 
United States
Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)            
Total Oil Production 

8,330.46 15,326 21,586 84,591 3   8,487.28
Crude Oil Production 

  5,102.07
10,883
16,013
73,539
3
  5,102.45
Consumption 

  20,687.41
24,957
49,336 84,622
1
  20,697.53
Net Exports/Imports(-) 

  -12,356.95
-9,631
-27,750 1   -12,210.25
Refinery Capacity 

  17,339
21,040
45,582 85,345
1
  17,397
Proved Reserves 

(Billion Barrels)

  21.757
213
230  1,293
11
  21.757
   
2005
2006
 
27 year history
United States
North America
 
World
Rank
 
United States
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)  
Production 

  18,074 26,161   101,528
2
  18,531
Consumption 

  22,241 27,406   103,700
1
  21,821
Net Exports/Imports(-) 

  - 3,612 -552   1   NA
Proved Reserves 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  192,513 263,963   6,046,062
6
  204,385
Coal (Million Short Tons)  
Production 

  1,131.498 1,215   6,490
2
  1,161.444
Consumption 

  1125.476 1,212   6,483
2
  1,114.176
Net Exports/Imports(-)  

(Trillion Btu)

  467.524 393  
8
  296.713
 
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)  
Net Generation 

  4061.98 4,895   17,351
1
  4059.91
Net Consumption 

  3815.67 4,540   15,747
1
  NA
Installed Capacity (GWe) 

  956.673 1,129   3,872
1
  NA
 
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)  
Production 

  69.640 99   460
1
  NA
Consumption 

  100.691 122   463
1
  NA
Energy Intensity  

(Btu per 2000 U.S. Dollars)

  9,113     NA
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)  
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels 

  5,956.98 6,988   28,193
1
  NA

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/country/index.cfm

 

Short-Term Energy Outlook

“…Highlights

  • The spot price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil increased from $122 per barrel on June 4 to $145 per barrel on July 3.  Global supply uncertainties, combined with significant demand growth in China, the Middle East, and Latin America are expected to continue to pressure oil markets.  WTI prices, which averaged $72 per barrel in 2007, are projected to average $127 per barrel in 2008 and $133 per barrel in 2009.
  • Regular-grade gasoline is expected to average $3.84 per gallon in 2008, more than $1 per gallon above the 2007 average price.  The U.S. average regular-grade gasoline price, about $4.10 per gallon on June 30, is projected to remain over $4 per gallon until the fourth quarter of 2009.  Retail diesel fuel prices, which averaged $2.88 in 2007, are projected to average $4.35 per gallon in 2008 and $4.48 per gallon in 2009.
  • World oil consumption of liquid fuels and other petroleum is projected to grow by almost 900,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2008 and by an additional 1.4 million bbl/d in 2009, while U.S. consumption is expected to decline by about 400,000 bbl/d in 2008.  Adjusting for increased ethanol use, U.S. petroleum consumption is projected to fall by 530,000 bbl/d in 2008.
  • The Henry Hub natural gas spot price averaged $7.17 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in 2007 and is expected to average $11.86 per Mcf in 2008 and $11.62 per Mcf in 2009.
  • Rapidly increasing delivered fuel costs for power generation, particularly for natural gas, are pushing up electricity prices.  Residential electricity prices are projected to increase by an annual average of about 5.2 percent in 2008 and 9.8 percent in 2009 compared with an increase of 2.2 percent in 2007.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/steo/pub/contents.html

 

Pickens Plan

http://www.pickensplan.com/
 

Drill For Oil You Hypocritical Democrats. DRILL DRILL!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbJcnhUG-28&feature=related

 

Bill O’Reilly’s “Drill for Oil or Prepare for a World War”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoIn8sPd01Q&feature=related 

 

Obama on Iraq; Pull Out, Stay, Pull Out, Stay Longer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XY1SB7FFU

 

Side-By-Side: Obama Then About Iraq Withdrawal And Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prWPubIFHpI&feature=related

 

Barack Obama on Iraq, Opposition from the Start

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhpKmQCCwB8

 

Barack Obama: Withdrawing from Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eipN1iX9v9s&feature=related

 

2002 Barack Obama Interview: Against Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXzmXy226po

 

Sen Barack Obama pt.1: Gen Petraeus Iraq Surge Hearing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8fv7CWekXQ

 

Sen Barack Obama pt.2: Gen Petraeus Iraq Surge Hearing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv33OFJa8K8&feature=related

 

Barack Obama: Pre-war Iraq assessment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwte0TSaso 

 

Amid Controversy, Obama Reaffirms Iraq Withdrawal Plan



14 July 2008

“…Senator Obama was eager to reassure his core supporters on one of his signature issues.
“I would be deliberate and careful in how we got out,” he said. “I would bring our troops home at a pace of one-to-two brigades per month. And at that pace we would have our combat troops out in 16 months. That position has not changed. I have not equivocated on that position. I am not searching for maneuvering room with respect to that position.”  http://voanews.com/english/2008-07-14-voa71.cfm

 

Going Through Withdrawal
It speaks volumes about Obama that his plan comes before going to Iraq.

By Pete Hegseth

 

“…Sen. Obama’s piece once again perpetuates the fallacious notion that the Iraqi government “has not reached the political accommodation that was the stated purpose of the surge.” This assertion — backed up by wishful thinking — runs directly counter to reports from the ground; reports which Sen. Obama will himself receive in just one week.

Obama has said repeatedly (here & here) that if congressional benchmarks are met, the hasty withdrawal he desired could be slowed. Not so now, however. Even though the Iraqi government has met 15 of the 18 benchmarks set before it by Congress — and is stamping out Sunni terrorism and Shia militia activity within its borders — this still does not constitute political accommodation, according to Sen. Obama. It seems that nothing short of a Whole Foods in every village will stop the perpetuation of this falsehood.
Underlying the Left’s persistent pessimism on Iraq is the idea, as Sen. Obama says, that our mission in Iraq should be to “end the war.” As president, this would be his first directive. This was also the prerogative of Sen. Obama — and many of his Senate colleagues — in January 2007 when the surge was proposed. Surge proponents wanted to succeed in Iraq, while Sen. Obama & Co. wanted to “end the war.” Where would we be today if “ending the war” had been the mission then? And where will we be tomorrow if it becomes the mission now? …” http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NjdmN2M3ZTQ3M2Q1NGY3ZTQ4NmQ4YmQ0YmIwMjY5MGQ=

 

Obama to ‘refine’ Iraq plan

“…The original Obama plan, still on his website, promises: “Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months.”

In a separate six-page Iraq plan, he says in a section headed “All Combat Troops Redeployed by 2009”: “The best way to protect our security and to pressure Iraq’s leaders to resolve their civil war is to begin immediately to remove our combat troops. Not in six months or one year — now.”

David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, began backing off during remarks Wednesday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” telling guest host John Roberts that Obama has actually advocated “a phased withdrawal, with benchmarks for the Iraqi government to meet, that called for strategic pauses, based on the progress on these benchmarks and advice on the commanders on the ground.” …” 

 http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11517.html

 

Obama Softens on Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

“…Sen. Barack Obama left open the possibility of slowing his promised, 16-month withdrawal of combat forces from Iraq, saying he would consult with military commanders on an upcoming trip to the region to ensure a withdrawal would keep troops safe and Iraq stable.

“My 16-month timeline, if you examine everything I’ve said, was always premised on making sure our troops were safe,” Obama told reporters as his campaign plane landed in North Dakota. “And my guiding approach continues to be that we’ve got to make sure that our troops are safe, and that Iraq is stable. And I’m going to continue to gather information to find out whether those conditions still hold.”

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/07/03/obama_softens_on_iraq_withdraw.html

 

 

Corn Prices and the Global Food Economy – Paul Roberts

“…Paul Roberts discusses how biofuels have driven corn prices up, in turn, causing a “ripple effect” throughout the global economy. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ws3iGja4LA&feature=user

 

Paul Roberts: The End of Food

“…More than 1.1 billion people worldwide are at risk of obesity-related illness, while roughly as many people are starving. Meanwhile, global food production faces dangers, including some chemicals, destructive farming techniques and contamination. Roberts takes a close look at food production, transport and consumption on a global scale, uncovering disturbing trends about the system we all entrust to handle our food. Will people take heed and work to improve the health of our food supply and distribution chain, before it is too late for millions of people around the world? – The Commonwealth Club of California …”

http://fora.tv/2008/06/18/Paul_Roberts_The_End_of_Food

 

How Ethanol is a really bad idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBg8CY4bEqI&feature=related

 

Myth: Corn Ethanol is Great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9QQcP_Y1II&feature=related

 

Ethanol Scam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYxD9VIH4L8&feature=related

 

Congressional Democrats Vote For Dependence on Foreign Oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9nY9Oxgfqo

 

Newt Gingrich calls the Left Murderers opposes US victory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtIwM8FK56A

 

Response to Obama, 1: The Destructive Effects of Segregation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTOzfHKKjII&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 2: Why have things gone wrong?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YpfLwS6fo&feature=related

 

Response to Obama, 3: Bad Culture and Bad Government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MwMqUjNzlU&feature=related

 

Response to Obama, 4: What’s wrong with Obama’s Leftist View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IAfkDBjr0&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 5: Tax Rates and Job Creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxOk-G3VS0

 

Response to Obama, 6: The Difficulty of Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg6YMLkJN-0&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 7: Liberals and the fall of Detroit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNM6HHJTUMM&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 8: The Importance of Culture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dohoGx7QeVw&feature=user

 

How Does McCain Beat Obama in November?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1hPCXYOGvI

 

How Does Obama Beat McCain in November?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVTS7nk43c&feature=related

 

Robert Bryce Believes Energy Independence is a Pipe Dream

http://fora.tv/2008/03/18/Robert_Bryce_Believes_Energy_Independence_is_a_Pipe_Dream

 

LOL

John McCain wants to LOWER Gas prices…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW8W_KS52FI

Alternative Energy Sources…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTJAI1oushw&feature=related 

 

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Videos

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Links, Music, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

I like a painting which makes me want to stroll in it.

~Renoir

 

La Grenouille, 1869

La Grenouille, 1869

 

Woman Reading, 1875-1876

 

Woman Reading, 1875-1876

 

Be a good craftsman; it won’t stop you being a genius.

~Renoir

 

I have posted four videos on the art works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir with YouTube on the Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO:

 http://www.youtube.com/user/raymondpronk

I  hope you all enjoy them, as I did making them.

Enjoy your summer.

The music is from various works of Johann Strauss, Jr.

 

 Renoir  Part 1 of 4

 

Renoir  Part 2 of 4

 

 Renoir  Part 3 of 4

 

Renoir  Part 4 of 4

 

 

 Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.

~Renoir

The Reading, 1890
The Reading, 1890

 

A Luncheon at Bougival, 1880-1881
A Luncheon at Bougival, 1880-1881

 

One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one’s capacity.

~Renoir

 

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New Yorker Clinton Covers Obama

Posted on July 14, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Links, Music, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Taxes, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

NEW YORK,NEW YORK- FRANK SINATRA

 

new yorker

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Frank Sinatra – Chicago

 

Unqualified Green Radical Socialist

Michelle and Barrack Obama

 Hit By

The New Yorker 

 

The Messiah–The Anointed One– not amused  

 

 

Michelle Obama 

 

Political Satire Or Tasteless Cartoon?

 

What Do You Think About New Yorker Mag Cover?

 

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NEW YORKER: OSAMA, FIST BUMP, TURBAN & GUN

 

Outrage Over Magazine Cover

 

Controversial Barack Obama New Yorker Cover 7/14/2008

“…This is the cover for the ‘New Yorker Magazine’ that goes on sale Monday 7/14/2008.

The cover depicts Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama in Muslim garb ‘fist-bumping’ his wife Michelle. Mrs. Obama is wearing an afro and hoisting an automatic rifle across her shoulders.

Notice that the American flag is burning in the fireplace on the bottom right. A portrait of Osama Bin Laden is hanging on the top right. Is this promoting fear or irresponsible journanlism? Is it par for the course since the New Yorker is known for its over the top satire? …”

 

The New Yorker magazine bus runs over Michelle and Barrack Obama on its cover.

Then the Clinton hit man, aka, bus driver/writer, backed up the bus and runs them over again in the article.

When confronted by the Secret Service the Clinton driver/writer said, “The Right Wing Conspiracy made me do it.”

Witnesses at the crime scene said it was just another pump and dump (PAD) drive by mainstream media hit.

Happens all the time, just read the New York Times or watch MSNBC aka the Obama gang.

Michelle Obama in the cover looks remarkly like radical socialist and community activist, Angela Davis.

Angela Davis on Buchanan/Braden

 

Looks like the Democratic Party is running scared as “maverick” McCain pulls dead even with Obama in the polls.

When Senator Clinton was asked to comment, she said, I told you Obama cannot win, doesn’t anybody listen to me anymore?

“Obama CAN’T Win” – Clintons Playing The Race Card, Again??

 

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Sounds lke Senator Clinton has been told in no uncertain terms that she will not be on the Democratic Party ticket as Vice-President in November and to pay her own bills.

Thanks to the pump and dump drive by mainstream media and the Obama cult, who have been cheering Obama on, Barrack Obama (BO) has been resurrected from the dead, The Messiah–The Anointed One has arisen.

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Barack Obama’s Hidden Agenda, More Taxes, Socialism….

 

The magic messiah mantra for the Barack Obama cult of The Anointed One can be heard on television nightly or on your nearest green radical socialist blog:

Hail Obama–HO–HO-HO-Barack Obama–BO–BO–BO

Hail Obama–HO–HO-HO-Barack Obama–BO–BO–BO

Hail Obama–HO–HO-HO-Barack Obama–BO–BO–BO

With friends like these who needs enemies.

The Democratic Party convention could be interesting with all those woman teacher, National Education Association members/delegates and Hillary supporters, confronting Obama’s cult.

On to Denver for a rocky mountain high.

LOL

Red State Update: Obama New Yorker Cover

“Only an idiot would get mad about satire.”

 John Denver – Rocky Mountain High

 

 Background Articles and Videos

 

New Yorker Obama Cover Sparks Uproar

Barack Obama’s campaign is condemning as “tasteless and offensive” a New Yorker magazine cover that depicts Obama in a turban, fist-bumping his gun-slinging wife.

An American flag burns in their fireplace.

The New Yorker says it’s satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.

The Obama campaign quickly condemned the rendering. Spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Sen. Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds quickly e-mailed: “We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/14/politics/politico/main4257077.shtml

 

The Bad Frame: Why Are the New Yorker, Salon and Other Liberal Media Doing the Right’s Dirty Work?

By Don Hazen

“…Unfortunately the impact of this image will extend far beyond the reading audience of the New Yorker; cable news and the right-wing media noise machine will amplify the derogatory image to millions more. And the New Yorker of course will reap enormous publicity, clearly translating to increased sales and notoriety for the brand, and for corporate owner Conde Nast — one of the largest and most powerful media companies in America.

But the publicity could very well backfire. Editor David Remnick and artist Barry Blitt’s attempt at satire seems so arrogant and indulgent in its insensitive and out of touch with political and media dynamics of tabloid TV and blogs, that it just might make a lot of people angry, including some subscribers. The cover turns the magazine into a potential Molotov cocktail, to be gleefully tossed by Fox News and the conservative blogs, into the already combustible tinderbox of race and muslim stereotypes just below the surface of America’s public discourse. …”

http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/91355/?ses=36a558c081bbc97d556b62402f986f33

 

Making It

How Chicago shaped Obama

by Ryan Lizza

“…Their job was not to respond to September 11th. They were more worried about making sure that they had a district that they could run in for reëlection.”

Obama’s response to the event was published on September 19th in the Hyde Park Herald:

“… We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe—children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores.” …”

“…Perhaps the greatest misconception about Barack Obama is that he is some sort of anti-establishment revolutionary. Rather, every stage of his political career has been marked by an eagerness to accommodate himself to existing institutions rather than tear them down or replace them. When he was a community organizer, he channelled his work through Chicago’s churches, because they were the main bases of power on the South Side. He was an agnostic when he started, and the work led him to become a practicing Christian. At Harvard, he won the presidency of the Law Review by appealing to the conservatives on the selection panel. In Springfield, rather than challenge the Old Guard Democratic leaders, Obama built a mutually beneficial relationship with them. “You have the power to make a United States senator,” he told Emil Jones in 2003. In his downtime, he played poker with lobbyists and Republican lawmakers. In Washington, he has been a cautious senator and, when he arrived, made a point of not defining himself as an opponent of the Iraq war. …” 

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/21/080721fa_fact_lizza

 

Bill Vs. Barack

by Ryan Lizza

“…That is what offended Bill Clinton. “Hillary’s opponent, in his entire campaign, every two or three weeks has said for months and months and months, beginning in Nevada, that really there wasn’t much difference in how America did when I was President and how America’s done under President Bush,” he said in Lock Haven. “Now, if you believe that, you should probably vote for him, but you get a very bad grade in history.” In the closing days of the campaign, Obama gave at least three speeches criticizing the former President, who, ever vigilant of his legacy, defended himself at every stop. Few paid attention; Barack and Bill were like two boxers trying to have a fight but both getting pelted by a mysterious third force—the saturation gaffe coverage. …”

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/05/05/080505ta_talk_lizza

Ryan Lizza

Ryan Lizza, is the chief Political correspondent for The New Yorker magazine.[1] He was previously Senior Editor of The New Republic until 2007. Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News referred to Lizza as “required reading” for those interested in the American political scene.[2] Lizza has appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews as a panelist.

Lizza graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Lizza

 

OBAMA: O’BAMA TO IRELAND?

“…The New York Daily News is out of the gate with a story on the sure-to-be controversial New Yorker cover depicting Obama in Muslim garb fist-pounding an Afro’d AK-47 donning Michelle in the Oval Office, which happens to have a picture of bin Laden on the wall and an American flag in the fire place. The Daily News’ cover: “Not so funny.”

“The magazine’s editor described the cartoon, called ‘The Politics of Fear,’ as satire. The Obama campaign called it ‘tasteless and offensive.'” The McCain camp agreed. New Yorker editor David Remnick seemed shocked by the backlash. ‘Our cover … combines a number of fantastical images about the Obamas and shows them for the obvious distortions they are,’ he said in a statement. ‘The burning flag, the nationalist-radical and Islamic outfits, the fist-bump, the portrait on the wall – all of them echo one attack or another. Satire is part of what we do, and it is meant to bring things out into the open, to hold up a mirror to the absurd. And that’s the spirit of this cover,’ Remnick said. The magazine does not explain the cover. Inside are lengthy stories that look at how Chicago politics shaped the candidate and at allegations that he flip-flops on major issues.” 

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/14/1197844.aspx

 

The Incredibly Thin Skin of Barack Obama (updated)

Rick Moran

“…A long, yet unsatisfyingly incomplete article in the current issue of The New Yorker about Barack Obama’s Chicago roots, lauding him for many things that might be considered non-laudable, was a passing curiosity in the blogosphere yesterday. We here at AT blogged about it, pointing out that Mr. Lizza had actually uncovered some things that weren’t too flattering about the candidate.

But the piece went from a passing curiosity to a full blown campaign typhoon when the cover of the issue was released. It showed Obama in a turban doing the fist bump with his wife who is dressed up as some kind of revolutionary. An American flag burns in the fireplace of the Oval Ofice: 

One look at this and the Obama campaign hit the roof. Despite the fact that The New Yorker was lampooning conservatives by portraying some on the right’s overheated descriptions of Obama, spokesman Bill Burton for the Obama campaign said
 
“The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”Well, I don’t agree. I find it pretty rich even if they are poking fun at conservatives. But what should trouble anyone is how thin Obama’s skin truly is if he can’t take a little satire from his friends on the left! …” 

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/07/the_incredibly_thin_skin_of_ba.html 

 

The New Yorker investigates Chicago influences on Obama

Ed Lasky

“…Ryan Lizza writes a New Yorker article entitled “Making it: How Chicago shaped Obama.”  If you ask me, Barack Obama does not come off well here. Calculating politicians, ready to find scapegoats and godfather to pull levers for him and shower money unto him. But more importantly, 15 pages later, I find no evidence that Obama accomplished anything other than helping out on Project Vote. My guess is that he allied himself with ACORN on that one, but we don’t see any information on that …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/07/the_new_yorker_investigates_ch.html

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

“…The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows Barack Obama attracting 44% of the vote while John McCain earns 42%. The candidates had been tied at 43% for the past two days.

When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 47% and McCain 46%. For most of the past month-and-a-half, Obama has led McCain by approximately five percentage points (see recent daily results). …” 

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

 

GLBT History Month 2007 – Angela Davis

“…Former member of the Black Panther Party and The Communist Party USA, Angela Davis is a bold and fearless crusader of racial and gender equality. For more information, visit: http://www.glbtHistoryMonth.com …”

 

Campus Unrest in late 1960s & early 1970s at UCLA

 

 

TRIBUTE TO ANGELA DAVIS

Angela Davis

Angela Yvonne Davis (born, January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American Socialist organizer, feminist, revolutionary, LGBT activist, and university professor who was associated with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Davis was also a prominent member and political candidate of the Communist Party USA. She first achieved nationwide notoriety when a weapon registered in her name was linked to the murder of Judge Harold Haley during an attempted Black Panther prison break; she fled underground, and was the subject of an intense manhunt. She was eventually captured, arrested, tried, and then acquitted in one of the most famous trials in recent U.S. history. She is currently Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California and Presidential Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She works for racial and gender equality and for prison abolition, and is a popular public speaker, nationally and internationally. Davis is a founder of the anti-prison grassroots organization Critical Resistance. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Davis 

Angela Davis: How Does Change Happen ?

“…From radical rebel to university professor, Angela Davis has dedicated her life to social activism. In this talk, Angela Davis reflects on her successes and shares her insights on the strategies for change that have made — and will make — history. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources and Research Center at UC Davis [1/2007] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 12069] …”

 

Socialist-Marxist-Communist, Say Hello to Michelle Obama

National Education Association

“…The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States, representing public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers. The NEA has 3.2 million members and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It employs over 550 staff and had a budget of more than $307 million for the 2006–2007 fiscal year. …”

 

Socialist-Marxist-Communist, Say Hello to Michelle Obama

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Education_Association

 

Barack Obama’s Hidden Agenda, More Taxes, Socialism….

 

 

Obama’s Far-Left Loons Angry at ABC’s Charles Gibson

 

 

Does Barack Obama belong to a cult?

 

 

Grow a pair, Obama

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Barry,

So, you found this satirical New Yorker cover art “tasteless and offensive.”

Welcome to public life.

Guess what? In Washington, political cartoonists and caricaturists spare no one.

Here’s a reminder of the crap Condi Rice has had to deal with over the years: 

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/14/grow-a-pair-obama/ 

 

Obama and The New Yorker   Byron York

“…On the record, the McCain campaign adds: “We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.” But privately, some McCain types admit they find the cover funny. And how bad can it be for your campaign when a national magazine, in an effort to take a shot at Fox News and talk radio, portrays your opponent like this? Some of Obama’s supporters are likely to go over the top in their defensive outrage, sending subtle reinforcements to viewers who already believe that McCain is stronger than Obama on the issue of terrorism. Maybe it’s funny, and maybe it’s tasteless and offensive — maybe all three — but it will be noticed. …”

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZjI5MWE3ZDJhZGE4MmZiMTcwOGEyYmNjOTI3YzNhYWI=

 

New Yorker controversy over Obama cartoon – 15 Jul 08

 

Charlie Rose – REMNICK & GOPNIK / THE NATION PANEL / RICH…

 

Charlie Rose – David Remnick / Arielle Dombasle

“Segment 1: David Remnick, editor of “The New Yorker”, discusses his profile of Bill Clinton.

Segment 2: A conversation with actress and singer Arielle Dombasle. …” 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9PW8jCQZUM] 

 

 

David Carr and David Remnick at NYU, Part1

 

David Carr and David Remnick at NYU, Part 2

 

David Carr and David Remnick at NYU, Part 3

 

David Carr and David Remnick at NYU, Part 5

 

David Carr and David Remnick at NYU, Part 6 

 

LOL

Mainstream media is causing Recession…

 

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Unconstrained Obama vs. Constrained McCain: A Conflict of Visions

Posted on July 13, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

 campaign money

“The Economy

The constrained vision sees market economies as responsive to systemic forces–the interaction of innumerable individual choices and performances–rather than to deliberate power shaping the ultimate outcome to suit particular individuals or organized decision-makers. A competitive market, as thus conceived, is a very efficient system for “the transmission of accurate information,” in the form of prices. These prices not only bring information as to changing scarcities, technological advances, and shifting consumer preferences, but also provide “an incentive to react to the information. …”

The unconstrained vision argues that this is not how the economy operates, that it is currently obeying the power of particular interests and should therefore be made in future to obey the power of the public interest. Deliberate price-setting “exists in most basic American industries,” according to this view. The answer is for “an angry public” to “appeal to its political government.” The “the market gods are increasingly brought within control  of humanely exercised power.”

~Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions, page 155.

 

Thomas Sowell: Before and After Affirmative Action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtXLzhbTz5E

 

Thomas Sowell – Is “Income Stagnation” an Economic Myth?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrtoSx-NbLQ&feature=related

 

Thomas Sowell on Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBd1qX2POvs&feature=related

 

Over twenty years ago the economist Thomas Sowell wrote Conflict of Visions, followed by The Vision of the Anointed eight years later. Both books are well worth reading especially if you are following the 2008 Presidential race.

Thomas Sowell–Seeing Clearly

By Charles Murray 

“One mark of a great book is a thesis so powerful that after a few years people take it for granted. Thomas Sowell’s A Conflict of Visions (1987) is such a book. Its thesis: The policy arguments between liberals and conservatives, socialists and libertarians, do not arise just from differences in priorities regarding freedom, equality, and security. At root, they draw from different conceptions of the nature of man. The Left holds an unconstrained vision: Given the right political and economic arrangements, human beings can be improved, even perfected. Success is defined by what people have the potential of becoming, not by people as they are. The Right holds a constrained vision: People come to society with innate characteristics that cannot be reshaped and must instead be accommodated. Success in political and economic policy must be defined in light of those innate characteristics.

Once you have this framework in your head, the history of the great political debates of the 20th century coheres in a new way. The expansion of the welfare state, how to deal with crime, how to conduct the Cold War, the feminist revolution, colorblind policies versus affirmative action, who should control the schools–whatever the topic, the positions held by Left. …”

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.23586,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

 

Senator Obama despite his recent attempts to run to the center for the coming general election is clearly an example of the Unconstained Vision of the American left.

Senator Obama’s economic program is to greatly increase Federal government spending as well as taxes and continue government intervention in the market by continuing subsidies for example for ethanol in the face of rising gasoline and food prices.

Also, he is for comprehensive immigration reform, a code word for amnesty and open borders.

This results is massive local, city, county and state tax increases to support government expenditures for illegal immigrants. This includes government expenditures for education, welfare, roads, social services, police and jails/prisons.

Senator Obama believes in man-made global warming and favors a cap and trade tax.

Obama calls for renewable energy & high efficiency standards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzIkwW2HlKM

 

Obama: Higher Oil Prices Are Good? What???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gehaf7_TBAs&NR=1

 

Barack Obama on Offshore Oil Drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8fkbEuCQss

 

Obama; Taxes, Capital Gains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpSDBu35K-8

 

Obama Moves On His Capital Gains Tax Hike In One Month

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LNqBS5OyqM

 

Obama Tax Plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5zy5Y4Jl8A&feature=related

 

Barack Obama’s plan on GLOBAL WARMING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpGRO-j_Ik

 

Barack Obama at Cooper Union

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSuT5zN2SPI

 

Barack Obama Slams McCain’s Economic Plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYL-OaGAKK4 

 

Senator McCain generally fits in the Constrained Vision, but he is more of a hybrid to the vast chagrin of movement conservatives and libertarians.

Senator McCain would decrease both government spending and taxes and promote drilling for oil off-shore and building nuclear power plants. 

Unfortunately, Senator McCain buys into the man-made global warming promoted by government junk science in the form of computer models. 

Therefore he supports a new cap and trade tax.

Also, Senator McCain is for comprehensive immigration reform, a code word for amnesty and open borders. This results is massive local, city, county and state taxes to support government expenditures for illegal immigrants or criminal aliens.

 

John McCain Speech: America’s Energy Security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkqwhrVUBmY

 

McCain: Americans Are “Better Off” Under Bush Economics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDJxDUgpLlc&feature=related 

 

John McCain: Press Avail 04/26/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYq7eFFfQAc

 

McCain wants more oil exploration and clean fuel development

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o61gK72MoM&feature=related

 

McCain talks about nuclear, cap and trade, solutions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brKQoCY027U

 

McCain Economy – Decision 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyJGl_l_6E4 

 

McCain on the O’Reilly Show; Gas Prices and Immigration 2 of 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gig_GUGZV9c 

 

Most conservatives and libertarians usually have a constrained vision of society and the economy.

Most liberals and socialists have an unconstrained vision of society and the economy.

The American people are free to choose which candidate for President has the vision and programs that will receive their vote.

“In the anointed we find a whole class of supposedly “thinking people” who do remarkly little thinking about substance and a great deal of verbal expression. In order that this relatively small group of people can believe themselves wiser and nobler than the common herd, we have adopted policies which impose heavy costs on millions of other human beings, not only in taxes but also in lost jobs, social disintegration, and a loss of personal safety. Seldom have so few cost so much to so many.

~Thomas Sowell, The Vision of The Anointed, Self-Congratulation as A Basis for Social Policy, page 260

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

McCain and Obama: Comparing Their Economic Platforms

“…After an extended primary season, the 2008 presidential campaign is finally under way and the candidates are presenting—at least in some areas—starkly different economic policy proposals. Sen. John McCain is a career-long free trader, consistently voting against trade barriers and subsidies. Sen. Barack Obama, although possessing a shorter voting record, puts greater restrictions on his support for free trade and favors a time-out on new trade agreements and extensive review—and possible renegotiation—of existing ones. On fiscal policy, Sen. McCain wants lower taxes while Sen. Obama proposes to shift the tax burden to wealthier Americans. According to the National Taxpayers Union, Sen. McCain has endorsed $68 billion of additional government spending per year and Sen. Obama has called for nearly $344 billion of bigger government. How would these policies strengthen the U.S. economy or damage it? If Obama is elected, would Congress simply rubber-stamp his proposals? If McCain wins, would Congress approve his agenda? Please join us as our panel discusses the McCain and Obama tax, spending, and trade plans. …”

http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=4962

 

The Power of Choice – Milton Friedman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBB7l-SfoK4&feature=related

 

Milton Friedman – Greed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A&feature=related

 

Milton Friedman Interview: Spending Money

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crAt0YlxhLA&feature=related

 

Milton Friedman (December 26, 2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNrMQazZHDc

 

Milton Friedman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfdRpyfEmBE

 

McCain and Obama Campaign on Economic Agenda

Presidential Hopefuls Face-Off on Economic Proposals

“…The centerpiece of McCain’s economic plan is cutting taxes to stimulate the economy. The Republican proposes to lower corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 25 percent, and to retain the Bush tax cuts he twice voted against.

“When you raise taxes in a bad economy, you eliminate jobs. I’m not going to let that happen,” McCain said. …”

“…On the issue of energy, McCain advocates more offshore drilling for oil and the development of more nuclear energy. “We will build at least 45 new nuclear plants that will create over 700,000 good jobs to construct and operate them,” McCain said.

Obama opposes both oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and offshore oil drilling, but he favors the continuing development of alternative energy sources.

The candidates disagree on which alternative energy sources should be pursued. …”

“…The differences between the candidates’ energy policies is clear-cut, according to Mathias: “McCain is nukes, Obama is more ethanol-focused.” 

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=5326069&page=1

 

Countdown: McCain and Obama’s Economic Plans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhljhCPxlLY

 

Taxes, Spending and the Next President

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_aXQjCY9_Y

 

Ben Stein explaining how Obama will screw the US Economy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvk7Ixiotg&feature=related 

 

Response to Obama, 5: Tax Rates and Job Creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxOk-G3VS0&feature=related

 

Obama and McCain differ on drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1smrLDacA4

 

Charlie Rose – An Appreciation of Milton Friedman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbHo_fQCFg

 

Charlie Rose: June 1, 1999 interview with Milton Friedman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9fq_7X6Js

 

Free To Choose

http://www.freetochoosemedia.org/freetochoose/

 

Charlie Rose September 15 1995: Interview with Thomas Sowell, 29 minutes into video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFWuR_JxANE

 

Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell

http://fora.tv/2008/02/21/Uncommon_Knowledge_Thomas_Sowell

 

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Obama to Jackson, Say what? Are you nuts?

Posted on July 10, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

obama

 

“…Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.  This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.  Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.”

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gG5gJ2

 

Obama Primary Victory Speech: “This is Our Moment”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z-vy4rZTv0

 

Jesse Jackson on Obama: ‘Wanna Cut His Nuts Off”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aLGkFpsdHo

 

Jesse Jackson, “I wanna cut his nuts off”. CNN 09July08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa1oM8-1LfM

 

Jesse Jackson on Barack Obama; “I Wanna Cut His Nuts Off”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS883xWTKOg&feature=related

 

Well if Jesse said Obama is nuts, millions of Americans would agree.

Actually, for once in my life I agree with Jackson, Obama is talking down to both black and white people.

Obama’s smug arrogance and I know what is best for you is really beginning to grate on the American people.

Obama’s rhetoric is over the top as the above quote and video from his victory speech in St. Paul, MN, indicates.

Senator Obama or rather Messiah Obama, the Anointed One, is a good reader of prepared speeches from a teleprompter, but a leader and thinker, give me a break.

 

 

Obama is a socialist reader not a liberty leader.

Better be careful Jesse, the Secret Service may take your comments literally.

Just ask forgiveness or say “Please do not throw me under the bus Barrack”.

Barrack may be nice and just send you to the nut house.

So, how do you say nuts in Spanish?

 

Obama Embarrassed Americans Cannot Speak French

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jy_QOm2sbQ

Barack Obama Says Your Kids Should Speak Spanish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6gfcAe3-as&feature=related

 Barack Obama – Your Childs Needs to Speak Spanish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEY_-t4wXik

Nobody is saying Senator Barrack that people should speak English only.

What the American people are saying is the language of people of the United States of America is English.

Learn it well and you will succeed in America. 

Enforce the immigration laws with criminal alien removal and with deportation to country of origin.

Then the need to speak Spanish becomes entirely a matter of individual choice not socialist elitist prescription by the anointed.

The American people are embarrassed that Senator Obama does not understand basic economics and human nature.

 

OBAMAnomics — CHANGE: $0.04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhSbJcNzhLg&feature=related

 

Barack Obama: Global Poverty Act = World tax = Socialism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PePbtEABzGk&feature=related

 

Socialist-Marxist-Communist, Say Hello to Michelle Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMLeamM7Jkk

 

Obama The Racialist Socialist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pRcTY4XPMY&feature=related

 

Glenn Beck on Obama’s Flip-Flops; The Manchurian Candidate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvaT9RypDC8

 

Beware of false messiahs.

Only you can prevent socialism in America!

 

Battle of the Bulge -Bastogne General McAuliffe says “Nuts”

General McAuliffe held up in the little town of Bastogne tells the surrounding German army “nutz” to their demand for the US troops to surrender!!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTZQUYnrXQQ

 

Shania Twain – From This Moment On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8qj2MzIlJw

 

From This Moment On – Shania Twain Ft. Backstreet Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlsj8D1mH4&feature=related

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Rush Limbaugh on Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama’s Nuts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rko68mQqzk

 

J.Jackson’s Obama-rage – O’Reilly & Guests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlJksJH7NgE

 

Jesse Jackson Nuts To Obama!!! Cut & Cover Politics – Watch Your Barack! No Balls? Testicles?

“…For those who are wondering what he said, it was reported to be “I want to cut his nuts off.”

This is obviously a non-answer to the reporter’s question about the type of comment said against Barack Obama about the cutting for removal of his nuts. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-24ONaYCIzY

 

 Sharpton: Obama Is ‘Courageous And Bold’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzaMxSL3as8

 

Jesse Jackson Gets Very Personal in Criticizing Obama (updated)

Rick Moran

“…No, it’s really not that much of a story as I point out here. But it reveals the fear that Jackson and other racialists like Al Sharpton feel with regard to Obama and the threat he poses to their little civil rights empires. …”

“…Obama’s support for faith based programs plus his call for African Americans taking more responsibility for their own lives would side step the usual civil rights middlemen represented by Jackson and Sharpton. Hence, their racial extortion racket would collapse, putting them out of business.

 http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/07/jesse_jackson_gets_very_person.html 

 

Conservatives for Obama?

“…What is becoming ever more painfully apparent is that too many people this year — whether conservative, liberals or whatever — are all too willing to judge Barack Obama on the basis of his election-year rhetoric, rather than on the record of what he has advocated and done during the past two decades.
Many are for him for no more serious reasons than his mouth and his complexion. The man has become a Rorschach test for the feelings and hopes, not only of those on the left, but also for some on the right as well. …”

“… Like people on the far left for literally centuries, Barack Obama plays down the dangers to the nation, and calls talk about such dangers “the politics of fear.”
Back in the 18th century, Helvetius said, “When I speak I put on a mask. When I act, I am forced to take it off.” Too many voters still have not learned that lesson. They need to look at the track record of Obama’s actions.
Back in the days of “The Lone Ranger” program, someone would ask, “Who is that masked man?” People need to start asking that question about Barack Obama. …”

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell070808.php3 

 

Shelby Steele – “Racial Masking” in American Popular Culture

“…A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win

Shelby Steele examines the challenges that Barack Obama must overcome in his bid to become President of the United States in A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win. Having to cater to both black voters and white voters in what binds Obama, and his dilemma is that he achieved visibility more as a racial icon than as an individual. In his analysis, Shelby Steele discusses his own mixed race background, and he empathizes with Obama’s inner conflicts even as he critiques him. He also identifies the two ‘masks’ that blacks wear in order to seek success and power in the American mainstream: bargaining and challenging, and he argues that Obama is too constrained by divisive racial politics to find his own true political voice – and proposes a way for him to break those bonds and find his own voice. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuRTSQ6iWps 

 

Shelby Steele – Race and the Obama Campaign

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eumK6YL3jvc&feature=related

 

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nydmeu09CA&feature=related

 

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama pt2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVykmq3nQYc&feature=related

 

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama pt3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqy-2jtETf8&feature=related

 

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama pt4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7vtQXUE6IU&feature=related

 

Cocky ignorance

By Thomas Sowell

“…Perhaps even more important, do the media even care whether Senator Obama knows what he is talking about? Or is the symbolism of “the first black President” paramount, even if that means a President with cocky ignorance at a time of national danger?
The media have been crucial to Barack Obama’s whole candidacy. His only achievements of national significance in his entire career have been media achievements and rhetorical achievements.
Perhaps his greatest achievement has been running as a candidate with an image wholly incompatible with what he has actually been doing for decades. This man who is now supposedly going to “unite” us has for years worked hand in glove, and contributed both his own money and the taxpayers’ money, to people who have sought to divide us in the most crude demagogic ways.
With all his expressed concern about the war in Iraq, he has not set foot in Iraq for more than two years— including the very years when progress has been made against the terrorists there. …”

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell061108.php3

 

Charlie Rose September 15 1995

Interview with Thomas Sowell starting at 29 minutes

“…Martha Stewart, Lifestyle Authority/Author//Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute/Columnist/Author, The Vision of the Anointed (Basic Books)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFWuR_JxANE

 

Thomas Sowell Translates Political Rhetoric

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaouMZGICcc&feature=related

 

Thomas Sowell on Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBd1qX2POvs&feature=related

 

End of the Reverend
It’s an old story.

“…For whatever reason, Jackson went “nuts” on Obama — perhaps because he believes that Obama is talking down to black people, because he’s jealous that he’s yesterday and Obama is today and maybe (let’s hope not) tomorrow. Jackson showed a nasty streak to add to the irresponsible, divisive, hyperbolic nature we’ve known about for years. Watch the video, added to the words, see the shoulder jerk and the head movement; it’s hard to miss.
It’s important, of course, that we not judge Obama purely by his enemies. Jackson may be angry or jealous, but that doesn’t make Barack Obama a responsible leader or anything but a big-government liberal. He will continue to try to muddle the issues — as he has, somewhat successfully, on such issues of life and death as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and the Iraq war — but just go to the National Journal Senate vote ratings to see how liberal his record is. He’s not who National Review readers want for president. …” 

 http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDBmM2RhNWZlNDc2Y2U2YzA0MDE4YWYxNmZmMjM4YmI=

 

Jesse Jackson disses Obama on race; castration abomination; Update: Apology accepted

By Michelle Malkin 

“…But, you know, it’s us meanie conservatives who are responsible for all the race-based smears.

Uh-huh. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/09/jesse-jackson-disses-obama-on-race/

 

Battle of the Bulge

“The Ardennes Offensive (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive on the Western Front and was launched towards the end of World War II. The offensive was called Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (Operation The Guard on the Rhine) by the German armed forces (Wehrmacht). It was officially named the Battle of the Ardennes by the U.S. Army, but it is known to the general public simply as the Battle of the Bulge. The “bulge” was the initial incursion the Germans put into the Allies’ line of advance, as seen in maps presented in contemporary newspapers.[3][4]…”

“…For the U.S. Army, the battle incorporated more troops and engaged more enemy troops than any conflict before that time. The German objectives ultimately were unrealized. In the wake of the defeat, many experienced German units were left severely depleted of men and equipment, as German survivors retreated to the defenses of the Siegfried Line. The Battle of the Bulge was the bloodiest of the battles that U.S. forces experienced in World War II; the 19,000 American dead were unsurpassed by those of any other engagement[2] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge

 

Is Obama Arrogant? Analysis By Karl Rove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZP8Ww59D4

 

Karl Rove: “Yes I Do Think Barack Obama is Arrogant”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de3gukJRxxo

 

Chuck Todd on Sen. Obama’s presidential arrogance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nqLWm60FwQ

 

Obama’s presidential seal gone after one use

 

The Obama campaign is no longer using the above logo.

 

“…Pegged to Obama’s rostrum at Friday’s meeting was his campaign’s version of the presidential seal – a bald eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, but instead of a shield covering the center of the eagle’s body, Obama’s had the campaign’s trademark “O.” Rather of the words “Seal of the President of the United States” around the circumference, “Obama for America” and “www.barackobama.com” lined the top and bottom.

The Latin “Vero Possumus” was arched between the eagle’s wings, meaning “Yes we can,” an Obama slogan and rally chant.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/06/23/obama%E2%80%99s-presidential-seal-gone-after-one-use/

 

Obama Caught Being Smug & Arrogant About Rezko – Gate Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdzbZF7o8m4

 

castration

“…In the Autumn, lots of stallions will be gelded (castrated). They are, as a gelding, a lot better to handle and to keep together with mares.
Young stallions up to 2,5 yrs old are quite often castrated in a standing position. Older ones we lay on our operation table.
Dangerous ones too. The stallions can scratch behind their ears with their hindlegs, so I am an easy target.
When all is done, the gelding will not behave testosteron-regulated anymore, and can go out in the field with other horses, without fighting each other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3G0lT1-cQA

 

Shania Twain – Any Man Of Mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIqff16x1LE

 

Messiah

Messiah (Hebrew: מָׁשִיַח, Standard Mašíaḥ Tiberian Māšîªḥ; Aramaic: משיחא, Aramaic/Syriac: ܡܫܺܝܚܳܐ, Məšîḥā; Arabic: المسيح‎, al-Masīḥ) Literally, Messiah means “The Anointed (One)”, typically someone anointed with holy anointing oil. Figuratively, anointing is done to signify being chosen for a task; so, Messiah means “The Chosen (One)”, particularly someone divinely chosen.

In Jewish messianic tradition and eschatology, Messiah refers to a future King of Israel from the Davidic line, who will rule the people of united tribes of Israel[1] and herald the Messianic Age[2]. In Standard Hebrew, The Messiah is often referred to as מלך המשיח, Méleḫ ha-Mašíaḥ (in the Tiberian vocalization pronounced Méleḵ haMMāšîªḥ), literally meaning “the Anointed King.”

Christians believe that prophecies in the Hebrew Bible refer to a spiritual savior, and believe Jesus to be that Messiah (Christ). In the (Greek) Septuagint version of the Old Testament, khristos was used to translate the Hebrew מָשִׁיַח (Mašíaḥ,) (messiah), meaning “anointed.” [3] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah

 

Teleprompter

“A teleprompter (also known as an autocue) is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. Using a teleprompter is similar to the practice of using cue cards. The screen is in front of the lens of the camera, and the words on the screen are reflected to the eyes of the speaker using a one-way mirror.

(Note that this is only true in principle — when the space between the lens and the mirror is covered in a shroud, an ordinary glass pane will work as a one way mirror).

As the speaker does not need to look down to consult written notes, he or she appears to have memorized the speech or be speaking spontaneously, and will look directly into the camera lens. Cue cards, on the other hand, will always be placed away from the lens axis, making the speaker look at a point beside the camera, which leaves a “distracted” impression. …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleprompter

 

LOL

Barack the magic negro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvXz2xaLNMQ&feature=related

 

Al Sharpton & Jessie Jackson Justice Brothers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWJ-ovHorjo

 

Gayo (In Spanish-2008)

“…A Pair of Nuts” classic Gayo video in spanish. Check out nutscomedy.com for live tour info. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbYXLJRkcMI

 

Red State Update: Obama’s Iraq Flip-Flop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1EweUnFQyg

 

Red State Update: Preacher Problems w/ McCain & Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hijbwyX6Bek

 

Barack Obama can’t STOP lying…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STgixh2avNo

 

Barack Obama plays the RACE CARD…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qaxjRLAss&feature=user

 

Barack Obama says there are 57 states…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZawCHXWr4I

 

Red State Update: Obama’s Balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tPW7ev6FoY

 

George Carlin On Voting–R.I.P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-_LJFWOw2Q&NR=1

 

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Barrack Obama’s Kansas Values–Killing Babies in Cold Blood?

Obama and McCain–Socialism and Appeasement!

Barack Obama: A Watermellon Man–Green on The Outside–Red on The Inside

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Yellowcake–Saddam’s Cake Mix for Terror–Weapons of Mass Destruction

Posted on July 10, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Video, War |

 

 

Betty Crocker Commercial (1985)

When the Democrats were in power Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, biological, chemical and may be even nuclear.

Democrats Hypocrisy Over The Iraq War

 

 WMD Quotes from Democrats

 

 Democrats on Iraq + WMD’s (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

“…At one time the Democrats and Republicans agreed on one thing: that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had WMD’s (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and would use them. …”

 

Bill Clinton: British Intelligence Source of Uranium Claim

 

Clinton to Saddam: You cannot defy the will of the world

“…Together, we must confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons and the outlaw states, terrorists, and organized criminals seeking to acquire them. Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade and much of his nation’s wealth not on providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. The United Nations weapons inspectors have done a truly remarkable job finding and destroying more of Iraq’s arsenal than was destroyed during the entire Gulf war. Now Saddam Hussein wants to stop them from completing their mission.

I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein, “You cannot defy the will of the world,” and when I say to him, “You have used weapons of mass destruction before. We are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again.” …”

President Bill Clinton
January 27, 1998

 

Bill Clinton: Clear Evidence of Iraqi WMD Program

“…February 17, 1998 – Speech given to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff concerning the need to deny Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction. …”

 

After President Bush was elected and initiated the second Iraq War, the Democratic Party and their supporters in the pump and dump drive-by media made much of the apparent fact that no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq and President Bush lied about there being Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq to justify the war.

This despite the fact most intelligence agencies including that of the United States and Great Britain did believe that Saddam had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and was developing nuclear weapons.

The distinct possibility that these stockpiles were both removed, most likely to Syria, or hidden, still needs to be vigoriously pursued.

Recently the remnents of Saddam’s earlier attempts to develop nuclear weapons in the form of 550 tons of yellow cake uranium were finally removed from Iraq and sold to a company in Canada.

 The last thing you want is for some of these weapons to fall into the possession of terrorist who would not hesitate to use them if the opportunity arose.

Al Gore: No Doubt Saddam’s Weapons Are Grave Threat


 

 

 Background Articles and Videos

 

 U.S. Helps Remove Uranium From Iraq

 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/07/world/middleeast/07iraq.html?_r=1&ref=middleeast&oref=slogin

The 550 Tons of Yellowcake

By Randall Hoven

“…The recent AP story was not news with respect to the existence of this stockpile in Iraq to those who follow such things closely.  But I’m sure many readers had never been aware of this large stockpile of yellowcake in Iraq at all.  This new AP story, and perhaps my article, helped get that information out.  As Investor’s Business Daily more recently put it , “Seems to us this should be big news,” but “the mainstream media find it inconveniently contradicts the story they have been telling you for years.”

Also, this new story reminded even those aware of its existence of what a huge and dangerous stockpile it was.  First, it took 37 military flights to ship it from Baghdad to Diego Garcia.  Even when not processed into nuclear weapons, it was dangerous in its own right, being radioactive.  It could also be used in other methods of spreading radiation short of full nuclear bombs.  The AP story explained the logistical nightmare of simply transporting it.  It also cited the fear of it falling into the hands of insurgents.  That is how dangerous it was when we were in control of it. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/07/the_550_tons_of_yellowcake.html 

 

About that 500 tons of yellow cake…

By Rick Moran

“…What were 500 tons of yellow cake uranium still doing at the nuclear research center of Al—Tuwaitha in Iraq when American tanks rolled into Bagdhad?

The fact that the material was under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for more than a decade opens an entirely different line of questioning: Is the entire group of United Nations bureaucrats running the IAEA legally insane? …”

“…The question of whether or not Saddam wanted to purchase yellow cake uranium to augment his existing supply sitting in the Al—Tuwaitha facility, when viewed in the context of this White House—CIA conflict, becomes not a question of the CIA analyzing Saddam’s intentions but rather a question of the CIA attacking the Administration’s intentions. The rationale for war given by the President goes far beyond any disputed effort by Saddam to buy uranium. But the only way to attack the President’s motives is by concentrating solely and exclusively on the lack of WMD. And since it’s been widely reported that most western governments believed Saddam had a large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons prior to the invasion, the only possible line of attack by the President’s opponents at CIA was the single reference to uranium found in the State of the Union address given by Bush in 2002. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/07/about_that_500_tons_of_yellow.html

Hillary Clinton Iraq War Full Speech 10/10/02 Part 1

 

Hillary Clinton Iraq War Full Speech 10/10/02 Part 2

 

Yellowcake

Yellowcakes (also called urania) are uranium concentrates obtained from leach solutions. They represent an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores. Yellowcake concentrates are prepared by various extraction and refining methods, depending on the types of ores. Typically yellowcakes are obtained through the milling and chemical processing of uranium ore forming a coarse powder which is insoluble in water and contains about 80% uranium oxide and which melts at approximately 2878°C. …”

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowcake

 

Yellowcake explained

What is it?

Yellowcake is the refined form of uranium ore, a type of rock mined from the Earth’s crust.

How is it made?

After the ore has been mined, it is crushed and soaked in an acid solution to leach out the radioactive element, uranium. Once this pulverized ore is dried and filtered, what’s left is a coarse powder that is often yellow but can also be other colours depending on the remaining impurities. At this stage, it is called yellowcake and contains 80 per cent to 90 per cent pure uranium. It is then packaged in steel drums.

What is it used for?

When further processed, yellowcake becomes enriched uranium and can be used in the manufacture of nuclear fuel. The vast majority of that fuel is used in nuclear power plants to produce electricity. It can also be used in nuclear weapons. …”

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/07/07/f-yellowcake.html

 

AP Exclusive: US removes uranium from Iraq

The removal of 550 metric tons of “yellowcake” — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

What’s now left is the final and complicated push to clean up the remaining radioactive debris at the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex about 12 miles south of Baghdad — using teams that include Iraqi experts recently trained in the Chernobyl fallout zone in Ukraine. …”

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gUzCIe4JyTofL4u4RnaUn-75BV2QD91NRH480

 

 US removes Saddam’s yellowcake uranium — from first Gulf War

“…It does prove that he had a nuclear program — before the first Gulf War.  For those of us who recall the issue of yellowcake in Iraq, this is the same stash that the IAEA had sealed during its inspections immediately after that war.  The seals remained on the compound, which means that Saddam never used it again.  In fact, that’s why we suspected him of attempting to purchase more from Niger, because he couldn’t get his hands on this yellowcake without triggering a new war.

This doesn’t have anything to do with continuing efforts by Saddam to produce nuclear weapons.  After the rejection by Niger, no one has produced any evidence that Saddam got fissile material from anywhere else, although evidence has arisen that he kept his nuclear technology on standby for reinstatement as soon as the sanctions got lifted.  He continued to work with chemical and possibly biological weapons for several years, according to captured IIS documents, but the nuclear progam appears to have been shut down effectively.

The real news is that the yellowcake has finally been removed from Iraq, along with the temptation to use it.  It now sits in the hands of the Canadians, who will put it to peaceful uses, removing one major security headache from the Maliki government and the US military.  We can now help clean up the Tuwaitha area and close another dark chapter from the Saddam Hussein era.

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/07/us-removes-saddams-yellowcake-uranium-from-first-gulf-war/

 

Iraq’s Yellowcake

“Here’s a story you may have missed over the long holiday weekend: 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium worth tens of millions of dollars were shipped out of Iraq to Canada. The material was transported in 37 military flights in 3,500 secure barrels, according to the Associated Press.

There hasn’t been much of a fuss about this material because it had been discovered already by United Nations inspectors after the first Gulf War. But it took a second American war in Iraq to move the material out of the Middle East. For all the talk about America‘s failure to discover Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, this is a big deal. We’ve reported on claims by top Israeli officials speaking on the record that Iraq smuggled its chemical weapons to Syria before America invaded in 2003.

The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. Saddam Hussein had already invaded Kuwait, launched missiles into Israeli cities, and harbored a terrorist group, the PKK, hostile to America’s NATO ally, Turkey. To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam and the same corrupt United Nations that failed to stop the genocide in Darfur and was guilty of the oil-for-food scandal would have been too big a risk. …”

http://www.nysun.com/editorials/iraqs-yellowcake/81328/

 

Iraq removes uranium left over from Saddam era

 “Iraq’s government has removed 550 tonnes of natural uranium left over from Saddam Hussein’s era and sold it to a Canadian company, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.

The uranium, called yellowcake, had been stored in a compound at Tuwaitha, south of Baghdad, which was once the centre of Saddam’s nuclear weapons programme. 

A U.S. embassy spokeswoman confirmed the U.S. military helped safely ship the uranium out of the country. 

“The Iraqi government decided to get rid of the uranium, which amounted to 550 tonnes, because of its potentially harmful affects on Iraq and the region and because it causes pollution,” Dabbagh said on Iraqiya state television late on Sunday. 

The Tuwaitha nuclear complex was dismantled after the 1991 Gulf War. But tonnes of nuclear material remained there under the seal of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), until the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq when it was left unguarded and looted by Iraqi civilians. …”

http://uk.reuters.com/article/burningIssues/idUKL0768496820080707

 

Iraq’s Yellowcake and the Left

“…There’s a simple answer for this that’s not satisfying, but one of the reasons that Republicans aren’t standing up and shouting from the mountaintops is that the White House isn’t, and the White House happens to be leading the Republican Party.  The White House doesn’t — you know, when there were chemicals and other weapons of mass destruction found, they didn’t want a big deal made of it, and back then (now, this was just a rumor) one of the explanations was that we didn’t want to announce it, the White House didn’t want to make a big deal out of it because some of the weapons of mass destruction had been spirited out of there by the Russians, and we were trying to normalize or improve our diplomatic relations with the Russians.  Correct me if I’m wrong on this, but I think these 550 tons of yellowcake are from the Gulf War One back in the early nineties.  Now, that’s still big news, and the stuff’s outta there. It’s either in Canada or it’s on its way to Canada, but it proves that Saddam was trying to nuke up. You’re exactly right.  Now, yellowcake by itself is worthless, you need centrifuges, but he was trying to buy those, too. …”

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_070708/content/01125113.guest.html

 

David Kay – Iraq weapons inspector discusses WMD’s

“…David Kay is a former UN weapons inspector. Here, he answers questions and discusses Iraq’s nuclear and WMD programs, and determines that Iraq was a gathering threat.  …”

 

General Georges Sada on Iraqi WMD’s

 

Saddam’s WMD based on captured Iraqi documents

 

Saddam’s WMDs : the truth

 

Saddam’s WMDs Part 2 : the truth

 

There were no WMD’s Pt1 (False Iraqi WMD’s)

 

There were no WMD’s Pt2 ( National Intelligence Estimate)

 

There were no WMD’s Pt3 (Brit.Intelligence+ Iraqi defector )

Terrorism & Naziism: Liberals & George Soros lies about WMDs

 

Pre-War Intelligence on Iraq, Revisited

“…National Intelligence Council Chairman Thomas Fingar discusses flaws in intelligence analysis on Iraqi WMD in the run-up to the 2003 invasion. …”

 

Iraq’s Yellow Cake Recipe Is The Envy Of Betty Crocker

“… The fact is not whether the WMD’s existed prior to 1991 (and may not work), or that the yellow cake posed no harm at the time it was seized is insignificant. Does anyone in their right mind believe that Saddam was going to use any of these materials for peaceful means? Would anyone like a hostile nation such as a Iran or Syria getting hands on this “harmless” yellow cake? And if the WMDs, such as the mustard and sarin nerve gas (that Saddam was not suppose to possess!) were no big deal, why did they need to be destroyed? Why not just place them on display in the front foyer of the New York Times? Oh, that’s right….according to the New York Times, WMDs don’t exist! …”

http://arendezvouswithdestiny.blogspot.com/2008/07/iraqs-yellow-cake-recipe-is-envy-of.html

 

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Trumping The Race Card: Is Barack Obama White Male Enough?

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Religion, Resources, Reviews, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

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“Ideology is fairy tales for adults.”

~ Thomas Sowell, Random Thoughts, Is Reality Optional and Other Essays

“A great achievement of modern liberalism—and a primary reason for its surviving decades past the credibility of its ideas—is that it captured black resentment as an exclusive source of power. It even gave this resentment a Democratic Party affiliation. (Antiwar sentiment is the other great source of liberal power, but it is not the steady provider that black and minority resentment has been.) Republicans have often envied this power but have never competed well for it because it can be accessed only by pandering to the socialistic longings of minority leaders—vast government spending, social programs, higher taxes, and so on. Republicans and conservatives have simply never had an easy or glib mechanism for addressing profound social grievances. …”

~Shelby Steele, Down on Hillary’s Plantation, Hoover Digest

http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/4559602.html

 

Early in the Democratic Party primaries when Senator Hillary Clinton was regarded as the chosen one, a number of her supporters in the mainstream media played the “race card” by asking the question: “Is Senator Barrack Obama “black enough”?

Is Barack Obama Black Enough?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VyDNug2WEI

The Clintons wrongly pressumed that blacks would vote for them in the primaries. Bill Clinton was the first black President, wasn’t he?

When it comes to the race of a candidate, it is perfectly acceptable for Democrats to play the race card by mentioning the race of candidates for public office. The Clintons did this with Obama, and Obama did it recently with himself. The Republican candidate, Senator John McCain, never mentions it.

Race Card

Playing the race card is an idiomatic phrase referring to an allegation raised against a person who has brought the issue of race or racism into a debate, perhaps to obfuscate the matter. It is a metaphorical reference to card games in which a trump card may be used to gain an advantage. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_card

Obama Resonds to Bill Clinton’s Jesse Jackson Comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmE1VWUlOD0

Bill Clinton and “The Race Card”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBlBIAt4YZA

“Obama CAN’T Win” – Clintons Playing The Race Card, Again??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNkYDHUsQOM&feature=related

Barack Obama plays the black Race Card for fear – smear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyUxPA4qLBw

If a Republican candidate plays the race card, the pump and dump drive-by media will be firing off stories in full-automatic mode for weeks. They will be asking: “How dare they bring up the race of the candidate?” The hypocrisy is revealing of whose side the main stream media are really on.

The Democratic Party starting in the 1960s supported policies and programs whose goals, if not the actual results, were aimed at improving the lot of blacks and the poor in America. The Democratic Party supported the “war on poverty”, quotas or affirmative action, raising the minimum wage and ever increasing government spending for government or so-called public education, housing, welfare and medical and hospital care.

The Democratic Party’s immediate goal was and is to stay in power by receiving the votes and financial support of those dependent upon government. The Democratic Party’s strategy is to make more and more Americans dependent upon government for their employment, education, medical care and retirement income.

The Democratic Party is consistently in favor of increasing government spending, taxes and regulations. The Democratic Party is not called the tax and spend party without reason. The Democratic Party’s ultimate goal is craddle to grave socialism with the government controlling what goods and services are available for consumption by the American people.

Therefore, there is a strong sense of entitlement by the Democratic Party regarding black voters. The Democratic Party owns the black vote–it is theirs. Blacks have shown their appreciation by routinely giving over 80-90% of their votes to the Democratic Party candidate. As a result the Republican Party has all but given up on the black vote.

Playing identity politics works.

Identity politics

Identity politics is political action to advance the interests of members of a group supposed to be oppressed by virtue of a shared and marginalized identity (such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or neurological wiring). The term has been used principally in United States politics since the 1970s. …”

‘…The best-known aim of identity politics in the United States has been to empower the oppressed to articulate their oppression in terms of their own experience—a process of consciousness-raising that distinguishes identity politics from the liberal conception of politics as driven by individual self-interest. Identity politics may thus focus on diverse forms of identity: race, ethnicity, sex, religion, caste, sexual orientation, physical disability or some other assigned or perceived trait (see below for a more complete, but still non-exhaustive, list). Some groups have combined identity politics and Marxian social class analysis and class consciousness—the most notable example being the Black Panther Party—but this is not necessarily characteristic of the form. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_politics

LOU DOBBS ON IDENTITY POLITICS – PART ONE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr1XlPugg9k

LOU DOBBS ON IDENTITY POLITICS – PART TWO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heUTEDEO-cI&feature=related

In 1960 Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachettes ran for President with Democratic Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas as his Vice-President running mate. If you were of the Catholic faith and/or your ancestors were from Ireland, you identified with Senator Kennedy and voted for him. The 1960 election was very close with highly questionable voting taking place in both Illinois and Texas. swinging the election to Kennedy by a hair.

United States presidential election, 1960

“…A key factor which hurt Kennedy in the campaign was the widespread prejudice against his Roman Catholic religion; some Protestants believed that, if he were elected President, Kennedy would have to take orders from the Pope in Rome. In September 1960 Kennedy gave a well-received speech before a meeting of Protestant ministers in Houston, Texas; in the speech Kennedy promised to obey the separation of church and state and to not allow Catholic officials to dictate public policy to him. Even so, it was widely believed after the election that Kennedy lost some heavily Protestant states because of his Catholicism. As the campaign moved into the final two weeks the polls and most political pundits predicted a Kennedy victory. However, President Eisenhower, who had largely sat out the campaign, made a vigorous campaign tour for Nixon over the last ten days before the election. Eisenhower’s support gave Nixon a badly needed boost, and by election day the polls showed a virtual tie. …”

1960 Electoral Map.png

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960

John F. Kennedy Elected, 1960-11-10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OanIEuPyc44

Most of the voters who voted for Senator Kennedy because he was a Catholic and/or of Irish ancestry, were either unaware or did not care that he was liberal. Identity politics trumps political ideology.

Also, very few of the 1960 pump and dump drive-by media were aware that Senator Kennedy had serious medical and womanizing issues.

Had the mainstream media known and exposed Senator’s Kennedy’s medical and womanizing issues, he would never have been elected President.

Blackmailing the President – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBxvpmzkfQ

Blackmailing the President – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cc31ZqQWUg&feature=related

Identity politics is, however, a two-edged sword, that cuts both ways. I fully expect Senator Obama to receive over 95% of the black vote, a distinct advantage especially in states where blacks are a high percentage of the voting population.

I also fully expect Senator Obama will not receive an equal, if not greater number, of white and female voters who will never vote for him because he is a black male.

Many women who would have voted for Senator Clinton in the general election, will not vote for Senator Obama.

HARRIET CHRISTIAN – AN INADEQUATE HILLARY SUPPORTER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qYwBAjuMP0&NR=1

Barack Obama Cannot Win In General Election

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLcmC-np_zk

Women voters speak out against ‘sexist’ US media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czSJdrEEjvo

Latins for Hillary Clinton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzB5Eg8ItMw&NR=1

The key to winning the Presidential election in November will be the votes of older, over thirty, white males, who historically decide the results of Presidential elections.

Is Senator Obama white male enough?

No, if you look at the polls.

Obama Faces Uphill Climb vs. McCain Among White Voters

“…In general, Obama and Clinton perform exactly the same among non-Hispanic white men when pitted against presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Both Obama and Clinton lose to McCain among this group by 21-point margins, 36% to 57%.

 

Among non-Hispanic white women, however, there is a significant difference in the way the two Democratic candidates perform against McCain.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/107416/Obama-Faces-Uphill-Climb-vs-McCain-Among-White-Voters.aspx

Florida: McCain 48% Obama 41%- June 30, 2008

http://rasmussenreports.com/content/view/video_portal/(channel)/Rasmussen%20Reports/(clipid)/2240_Florida63008

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows a steady race with Barack Obama enjoying a five percentage point lead over John McCain. Obama attracts 46% of the vote while John McCain earns 41%. When “leaners” are included, Obama leads 49% to 44% (see recent daily results). Tracking Polls are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time each day (see recent demographic highlights).

Obama leads by twelve percentage points among women, but trails by three among men. Among White Women, McCain leads by just four percentage points. That’s a much smaller advantage among White Women than George W. Bush enjoyed four years ago.

Overall, McCain leads by nine among White Voters. Obama leads 94% to 3% among African-American voters and 61% to 30% among Hispanic voters.

Obama is viewed favorably by 56% of voters and unfavorably by 42%. McCain’s numbers are 54% favorable and 43% unfavorable. Opinions are more strongly held about Obama than McCain–32% have a Very Favorable opinion of Obama while 27% have a Very Unfavorable view. For McCain, those numbers are 17% Very Favorable and 18% Very Unfavorable (see recent daily favorables). …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Rasumussen Reports: General Election Match-Up History 

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/general_election_match_up_history

I think the race will be close and agree  with Senator McCain that he is the underdog and will win it at the 11th hour.

Why? Duty, Honor, Country

General Douglas MacArthur

Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address: “Duty, Honor, Country”

“…Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.

Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brilliance of metaphor to tell you all that they mean. …”

(Go to site for complete audio of speech)

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/douglasmacarthurthayeraward.html

John McCain: Courageous Service 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQsckD9trn4&feature=related

 Obama’s lead will decline as election day approaches.

The  reason is simple.

More and more people will be paying attention and rejecting Senator Obama as his views and positions become known.

Senator Obama is an unqualified green radical socialist.

Obama: Higher Oil Prices Are Good? What???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gehaf7_TBAs

John McCain Speech: America’s Energy Security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkqwhrVUBmY&feature=user

Senator Obama wants to significantly increase both the scope of government spending and taxes.

Older white males vote mainly based on the economic positions of the candidate. The reason is simple, these voters are the primary income earners for their family. Increasing government spending and taxes would mean less take-home pay to buy food, clothing, electricity, housing, insurance, cars, and gasoline.

Furthermore, Senator Obama supports comprehensive immigration reform, a code word for amnesty for illegal or criminal aliens and open borders.

Criminal aliens compete directly mainly with males in the labor market, especially for lower-skilled jobs. With over twenty million criminal aliens already working in the US, wages of American citizens are depressed due to this significant supply of low cost criminal alien labor.

Millions of US American citizens mainly lower skillled blacks, hispanics and whites, men and woman, are directly impacted in terms of lower wages and/or unemployment as a direct result of illegal immigration.  

Senator Obama opposes both the border fence and criminal alien removal or deportation.

By law illegal immigrants or criminal aliens are required to be removed and deported.

Yes you can deport criminal aliens!

It is the law.

Million of illegal aliens have been deported in the past when elected officicals honor their oaths of office and enforce the law.

Senator Obama, you are aiding and abetting criminals and injuring the American people.

How dare you? 

Also, local, city, county, and state taxes are all increasing as a direct result of supplying  millions of criminal aliens with education, medical and hospital care, welfare and social services and jail and prisons for crimes they commit.

Senator Obama favors comprehensive immigration reform, open borders and amnesty for criminal aliens. The American people want the existing immigration laws enforced and the criminal aliens removed now.

For this reason alone the American people–black and white, male and female, young and old, should vote their economic security and vote for another candidate.

Do not fall into the identity politics trap.

Only you can prevent socialism in America.

Senator Obama is a political puppet with socialist strings.

The CHANGE MAKER – Friends of Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyqnLpPTFco

Who is Barack Obama?

http://rasmussenreports.com/content/view/video_portal/(channel)/Fox%20National%20News/(clipid)/2176_080630-143238_062908_aehq_rove_F1200

“Freedom always carries the burden of proof, always throws us back on ourselves.”

~Shelby Steele

“A politician once said privately: ” I don’t mind being a puppet. Just don’t let the strings show.”

~ Thomas Sowell, Random Thoughts, Is Reality Optional and Other Essays

 

Where’s the fence?

 

Where’s The Fence?(tm) National TV Ad 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90SDkhwnEIo

Ilegal Immigration Amnesty is ALIVE – despite 80% of America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOtk3bl-qV4&feature=related

CNN LOU DOBBS – BARACK OBAMA YOU OWE ME & AMERICA AN APOLOGY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjB_5S8ESg&feature=related

Obama – Texas Debate Immigration Reform Statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Byw4hG7PQE

Democrats Attack Border Fence, Mexican Invasion Intensifies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHRm__sZAdU&feature=related

McCain vs. McCain: Immigration Reform

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUYTUbJy71k

Virtual Border Fence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l4eHfHjNXQ

Border Fence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of67SW_r2VU

Jackie Mason ’08 Vlog 12 How Hard Is It To Build A Fence?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZloTsP9NA&feature=related

Lou Dobbs – Border Fence Victory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzkrbYKlLKQ

Lou Dobbs – Deporting Criminal Aliens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQxDAwGCDW8&feature=related

No to McCain-Kennedy, Yes to Border Security – Newt Gingrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WaZgF1rEYU

House guts border fence

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I’ve warned several times that the border fence expansion was gesture politics. (See here, here, here, and here.) We’ve watched Democrats and Republicans undermine the Secure Fence Act repeatedly since it was passed. Open-borders zealots joined with Big Business types to stall and protest construction. It ain’t a fence. It’s a FINO: Fence in Name Only. Here’s more confirmation of the fence farce via the Washington Times: …” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/12/18/house-guts-border-fence/

LOL: The Voice of the American People

Illegal Immigrants!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DHMxeXOgR8&feature=related

Illegal Immigrant problem solved…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWIz6l8V9Dw 

 

Background Articles and Videos

Duty, Honor, Country

“…General MacArthur’s speech ranks with President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address as the most moving and greatest public speeches ever given.  The entire text of the speech appears below, but first listen to the tape recording of General MacArthur’s actual speech and then read the text of the speech to get the full impact of the spoken words.  MacArthur was 82 years old when he gave the speech.  He spoke without notes for 34 minutes from the “poop deck” in front of the 2,000+ cadets.     

This speech by one of our country’s greatest military leaders (see below for a short list of the incredible accomplishments of the MacArthur family) is timeless and as important today as it was in 1962.  Many Americans have devoted their lives to following the ideals of “duty, honor and country,” and too many have made the ultimate sacrifice so that the United States may enjoy freedom and prosperity. …”

http://www.keytlaw.com/Greatwords/macarthur.htm

 

Hillary and Obama:  Is America Ready for a Non-White or Female President?”

By Darrell M. West, Brown University

“…In this report, I look at the changing attitudes of Americans on issues of race, gender, and religion, and how these shifts may affect the presidential candidates. 

Historical Attitudes 

            Since the 1930s, the Gallup polling organization has asked Americans the question, “if your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be (Jewish, Catholic, Female, Black, atheist, gay, or Mormon), would you vote for that person?”  This is a way to track general views about candidates of various backgrounds regardless of the specific individual.   

Table 1 Voter Willingness to Support Candidates of Various Social Backgrounds

                      1930s    1950s    1970s    1990s

Jewish           46%        -            -          92%

Catholic        60%        -             -          94%    

Female          33%        -            -          92%

Black              -          37%        -          95%

Atheist            -          18%        -          49%

Gay                 -           -           26%     59%

Mormon          -           -           75%     79% 

Table 1 reveals that in the 1930s, Americans were not very open to presidential candidates from non-white male backgrounds.  At that time, only 46 percent of Americans indicated they would vote for a Jewish American, 60 percent said they would support a Catholic for president, and only 33 percent claimed they would support a woman for president.

            In the 1950s, only 37 percent of Americans said they would vote for a black for president and 18 percent indicated they would support an atheist.  And in the 1970s, 26 percent said they would vote for a gay for president and 75 percent indicated they would vote for a Mormon.

            By the 1990s, though, these views had liberalized on most groups.  The numbers saying they would vote for a Jew, Catholic, woman, or black rose to the low to mid-90s.  However, only 49 percent said they would vote for an atheist, 59 percent admitted they would vote for a gay presidential candidate, and 79 percent indicated they would support a Mormon candidate.

            These changes suggest America is more open to candidates of diverse backgrounds, as long as they are not atheist, gay, or Mormon.  Voters openly admit to unwillingness to vote for individuals from these backgrounds, unlike the situation for women or black candidates.

            Of course, these views do not mean there is no prejudice against female and/or African-American candidates.   Voters may say they are willing to vote for a woman, but refuse to do so in the privacy of the ballot box.  Or they may harbor private attitudes that make them unreceptive to a candidate with an unconventional background even if in the abstract, they are willing to say that they would vote for a woman or black. …”

http://www.insidepolitics.org/heard/WestReport207.html

Clinton v. Obama: Who is Black Enough?

That’s right, Barack Obama, a real black man, is running against the wife of the first black president.  What utter nerve; what unmitigated gall from an upstart who thinks he can take on the first American Eurocrat and actually beat her in the primaries.

If Barack Obama thought he could take on the pantsuited Hillary he has another thing coming.  Hillary Clinton tried to put Obama in his place and it backfired enormously.  Obama, who spoke about Martin Luther King’s march on Washington in the context of his own campaign for president, was scolded by Hillary who said that if it not for Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and the Civil Rights Act would never have happened. …”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24454 

 Obama ‘Church’ of Black Lib Theology Attacks Clinton, Whites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H11x6bMu4Y 

Barack Obama

Obama: Enough With “Black Enough”

“…Speaking before the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Las Vegas, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) directly addressed the charge that he is “not black enough.”

He joked about the issue at first, poking fun at a stereotype of blacks. “I apologize for being a little bit late,” he said, “but you guys keep asking if I’m black enough, so I figured I would stroll in.”

But he turned serious about such questions. “We should ask ourselves why that is,” he said. “It is not because of my physical appearance presumably. It’s not because of my track record… I think in part we’re still locked in this notion if you appeal to white folks, there must be something wrong.” …”

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/08/10/obama_enough_with_black_enough.html

YouTube Debate: Is Obama Black Enough? Hillary Woman Enough?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utf4-LPhUz0

Rev Jesse Jackson on Obamarama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7yRdP4ODrQ&feature=related

Redefining ‘black’

Obama’s candidacy spotlights the divide between native black culture and African immigrants.

By Louis Chude-Sokei

“ALTHOUGH NOT quite able to pass for white, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been able to pass for African American. He is biracial, but not white; black, but not African American; American but not African. What has entranced the country more than his somewhat vague policies is Obama’s challenge to conventional racial and cultural categories.

Among African Americans, discussions about his racial identity typically vacillate between the ideologically charged options of “black” versus “not black enough” or between “black” and “black, but not like us.”

But there is a third side to Obama — and also to the politics of racial passing in America. …”

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-chude-sokei18feb18,0,7298828.story?coll=la-opinion-center 

Dems face the bitter harvest of identity politics

Thomas Lifson

Let the navel-gazing begin! Democrats now scramble to avoid the looming feminist backlash from Hillary supporters, disappointed that their identity politics candidate was passed over by the superdelegates (pledged delegates from caucus and primary elections did not decide the contest) in favor of the identity politics (as in 90% black support) candidate from the other big member of its coalition. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/06/dems_face_the_bitter_harvest_o.html 

Peggy Noonan interview: Obama/Mccain/Clinton/Scott Mcclellan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvE7qot0aMg

Ann Coulter on Barack Obama’s, and Jeremy Wright’s Racism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaK__aHdoZ4&feature=related

The Closet Racist Obama And The ‘Typical White Person’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33O41yEBtw4&feature=related

Obama’s Dimestore ‘Mein Kampf’

This, too, prompted Obama to share with his readers a life lesson on how to handle white people: “It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved — such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.”

First of all, I note that this technique seems to be the basis of Obama’s entire presidential campaign. But moreover — he was talking about his own mother! As Obama says: “Any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning.” Say, do you think a white person who said that about blacks would be a leading presidential candidate?

The man is stark bonkersville. …”

“…In college, Obama explains to a girl why he was reading Joseph Conrad’s 1902 classic, “Heart of Darkness”: “I read the book to help me understand just what it is that makes white people so afraid. Their demons. The way ideas get twisted around. I helps me understand how people learn to hate.”

By contrast, Malcolm X’s autobiography “spoke” to Obama. One line in particular “stayed with me,” he says. “He spoke of a wish he’d once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged.”

Forget Rev. Jeremiah Wright — Wright is Booker T. Washington compared to this guy.”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25831 

The McCain v. Obama Nightmare – Ann Coulter *** UNEDITED ***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX-0iNVYs2o

Ann Coulter slaps down Barack Obama on his faith comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdDsXV4788k&feature=related

Shelby Steele – “Racial Masking” in American Popular Culture

“…A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win

Shelby Steele examines the challenges that Barack Obama must overcome in his bid to become President of the United States in A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win. Having to cater to both black voters and white voters in what binds Obama, and his dilemma is that he achieved visibility more as a racial icon than as an individual. In his analysis, Shelby Steele discusses his own mixed race background, and he empathizes with Obama’s inner conflicts even as he critiques him. He also identifies the two ‘masks’ that blacks wear in order to seek success and power in the American mainstream: bargaining and challenging, and he argues that Obama is too constrained by divisive racial politics to find his own true political voice – and proposes a way for him to break those bonds and find his own voice. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuRTSQ6iWps 

Shelby Steele – Race and the Obama Campaign

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eumK6YL3jvc&feature=related

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nydmeu09CA&feature=related

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama pt2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVykmq3nQYc&feature=related

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama pt3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqy-2jtETf8&feature=related

Interview with Shelby Steele on Barack Obama pt4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7vtQXUE6IU&feature=related

Charlie Rose: October 2, 1998: Interview with Shelby Steele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0lucelsgGw

The Religion Of Racism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8292_Eqi94&feature=related

Obama The Racialist Socialist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pRcTY4XPMY&feature=related 

Glenn Beck – The Obama Socialist Agenda 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgc4zm3XrBc

Karl Rove: Obama’s Superior campaign donations are misleading

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2xW4wmE7k8

IN 52 SECS WHY BARACK OBAMA WON’T WIN THE GENERAL ELECTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl32Y7wDVDs

Obama gets Cheers – Hillary Gets Booed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhcVp__bZtg

Barack Hussein Obama Exposed: Lies, Gaffes & Backtracks 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ-WZut0iYM&feature=iv

Obama never called for an invasion of Pakistan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKvc6aj08g4

Obama’s Approach to Terrorism?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcbcF6MLB2k

Gingrich: I’m deeply worried

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZiw3qVdFzw&feature=related

Conservative George Will on Obama and the elections

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5fX47Qi6N0&feature=related

John McCain Speech: America’s Energy Security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkqwhrVUBmY&feature=user

McCain POW Cellmate Speaks Out on McCain’s Heroism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfyGdG9llSE&feature=related

Missing, Presumed Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaTNN09ocgM

Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFM1xqqTX_g&feature=related

John McCain in “Missing, Presumed Dead”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBiti-ZbeO0

United States Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs

“…The 2004 documentary Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America’s POWs, narrated by Ed Asner, included a number of segments showing the committee in hearings and criticism of the committee’s actions.[40] It includes one scene where a former Korean War POW is giving testimony in hearings and, in not untypical congressional practice, only one senator, Smith, was present. The witness asked, “Where are all the other senators?”[40] and an embarrassed Kerry eventually rushed in. While the documentary repeats previous allegations about McCain’s behavior as a POW, in his own interview in it Smith simply states, “John McCain, and John Kerry, both were not pursuing this with the same approach that I was.”[40]

All three of the main figures on the committee would run for president. Smith ran a brief campaign for the 2000 race; in his announcement speech, he said, “Our nation’s POWs and MIAs sacrificed their own freedom to protect our freedom and were never heard from again. Their ultimate fate is still unknown. I have traveled to every corner of the world on behalf of the POW/MIA families searching for answers — trying to end their uncertainty. I have had to bang on the doors of our own Government to open up intelligence files. Never again will these families have to beg our government and foreign governments for answers about their loved ones. Never again.”[41] Smith’s candidacy failed to gain traction, and he switched parties twice during 1999 before dropping out and endorsing Republican George W. Bush.[42] Four years later, again a Republican, Smith would break party lines and endorse Kerry during the latter’s 2004 presidential campaign.[43] During that campaign Kerry’s role in the committee was greatly overshadowed by his Vietnam Veterans Against the War participation during the war[10] and by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack against him during the campaign. McCain would run in both 2000 and 2008; during the infamous South Carolina primary in 2000, allegations that he had abandoned POW/MIAs were part of the smear campaign against him.[44] “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Select_Committee_on_POW/MIA_Affairs

Vietnam Vets Attack John McCain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGh-vq0O5gw&feature=related

John Kerry Slams John McCain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtPnkRWCHho

Swift Boat Documentaires! 1 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWSFDSXHS4Y&feature=related

Swift Boat Documentaries 2 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG23D694fQQ&feature=related

Swift Boat Documentaries 3 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-lgCHTjd4I&feature=related

Swift Boat Documentaries 4 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAnyis0L4c&feature=related

Swift Boat Documentaries 5 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es0JB-FPjR4&feature=related

Swift Vets ad against Kerry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjUkPbGwAg&feature=related

John Kerry: Reporting for Duty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYU-tW37Dc&feature=related

They Served

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6xbwETTBxs&feature=related

Swiftboat Veterans Ad on John Kerry – Any Questions (2004)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Zk9YmED48&feature=related

Swiftboat Veterans Ad on John Kerry – Friends (2004)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRQwYFs3BxI&feature=related

Swiftboat Veterans Ad on John Kerry – Sellout (2004)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phqOuEhg9yE&feature=related

Swift Vets ad of Kerry renouncing his medals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag_F7BbWP7E&feature=related

LOL–Voice of the American People

Barack Obama plays the RACE CARD…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qaxjRLAss&feature=related

Barack Obama can’t STOP lying…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STgixh2avNo&feature=related

Barack Obama says there are 57 states…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZawCHXWr4I&feature=related

John McCain wants to LOWER Gas prices…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW8W_KS52FI&feature=related

 

 

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Videos

Posted on July 4, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Links, Music, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.

~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

The Laundress, 1889

The Laundress, 1889

 

 

Toulouse-Lautrec, At Montrouge, 1886-1887

Toulouse-Lautrec, At Montrouge, 1886-1887

 In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.

~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

 I have posted three videos on the art works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautreac with YouTube on the Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/user/raymondpronk

 

Toulouse-Lautreac  Part 1 of 3

 

Toulouse-Lautreac  Part 2 of 3

 

Toulouse-Lautreac  Part 3 of 3


I  hope you all enjoy them, as I did making them.

I believe Toulouse-Lautreac is a very under-rated artist.

 They [people] want me to finish things. But I see them in such a way and paint them accordingly… Nothing is simpler than to complete pictures in a superficial sense. Never does one lie so cleverly as then.

~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec, The Milliner, 1900

Toulouse-Lautrec, The Milliner, 1900

  

The Toilette, 1900

The Toilette, 1900

 

I paint things as they are. I don’t comment. I record.

~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

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Songs

Posted on July 3, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Links, Music, Raves, Video |

America The Beautiful

Byrds – “Turn Turn Turn”

Stand by me “Orginal” inclusiv with River Phoenix

Aaron Tippin – Where The Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTKmjhJ1__o&feature=related

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpIfbneeHg&feature=user

Bob Dylan – Mr. Tambourine Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRbeUnn-AUA

Joan Baez – It Ain’t Me, Babe (Live 1965)

Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe 1965

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hGlYT38DZY

Joan Baez – Oh, Freedom (Live 1966)

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone 1966

SONNY & CHER – THE BEAT GOES ON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGc9comHypk&feature=related

The mamas and the papas – California dreamin

Beach Boys – I Get Around

john denver-sunshine on my shoulder

Simon & Garfunkel – America

Cream – Sunshine of your Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXG83p2nkHw&feature=related

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA [Live]

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

the rolling stones – you can’t always get what you want

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzz1VEN1SEk

CREAM : White Room

Crosby Stills Nash A Long Time Gone Woodstock 1969

Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit (Woodstock 1969)

Joe Cocker – With a Little Help From My Friends (Woodstock)

Country Joe McDonald – I Feel Like (Woodstock 1969)

Santana – Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969)

Beach Boys California Girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LmxtcVklQc&feature=related

Elton John-Rocket man

The Doors Hello, I Love You

Oh, Pretty Woman

Nat King Cole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxEmnxiUz8w&feature=related

Elton John – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2e4NlnLr28

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F-nt7aC_JQ&feature=user

The Doors – Break On Through

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tah0OnS3nBU&feature=related

Judy Collins – Both Sides Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqY_JeyUWcw&feature=related

Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmVFnhO3A98

Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On / What’s Happening Brother”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s

The beach boys -good vibrations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC2gZMNkyJo&feature=related

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk8VZgJkpeg

The Doors-Touch Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECk9A-07Pw&feature=related

From This Moment On – Shania Twain Ft. Backstreet Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlsj8D1mH4

Queen-We Will Rock You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iikKzQwgBJc

Queen – We Are The Champions (Live At Wembley 86)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En9eiH4dTK0&feature=related

Mockingbird – Carly Simon and James Taylor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeOqD3uMIRs&feature=related

Janis Joplin Me and Bobby Mc Gee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WISX2oSExIA&feature=related

Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayzhJKy8H_A&feature=related

Billy Joel – Piano Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ1_M_L_RSI&feature=related

Stevie Wonder – You are the sunshine of my life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPyq4iqt6Go&feature=related

Marianne Faithfull – As Tears Go By (Hullabaloo London 1965)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf9w2hJIqUk

ROD STEWART ~ Forever Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNeRjC4nJw

Stevie Wonder – I just called to say I love you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY45DkaP9Ls

Carly Simon – Nobody does it better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYE15t6Ph8

Frank Sinatra strangers in the night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FgSYpPZx8M&feature=related
 

Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge – Help Me Make It Through

Shania Twain – You’re Still The One: Blue Tint Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XENujsU3Wg

Elton John-Candle in the Wind-Marilyn Monroe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvux60fqNU8

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFEnoITiWE&feature=related

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (A capella)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87FjkqtK67o

Roy Orbison – Crying

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE9AwR0awVQ

Roy Orbison – It’s Over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xrH7dUnLJU

The Doors The End

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbI5K0AzNHI&feature=related

Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2O3Peo2Ozo

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3DXyfL3HX0

Another One Bites The Dust (live at Wembley 1986) [Queen]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0xsRgivU4M&feature=related

Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L9_8vwx2w8&feature=related

Cream – Crossroads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l16jlallBMs&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COMsKPeWAsw&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DejUPN4SksU&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlsj8D1mH4

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Bruce Springsteen – My Hometown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIqYn_1IdZU&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXsYHV5A8iI&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIqff16x1LE&feature=related

Shania Twain – Dance With The One That Brought You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LygEyxKoLzs

James Taylor – Something In the Way She Moves

Rocky Mountain High: John Denver

Bruce Springsteen-Born In The U.S.A.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPudiBR15mk&feature=user

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Frank Sinatra-My Way

Amazing Grace – Judy Collins and the choir

Aaron Tippin – You’ve Got To Stand For Something

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Lee Greenwood – God Bless The USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RssIN3ustUw

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Rebranding Republicans –The Libertarian Party–Bob Barr for President

Posted on July 2, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Climate, Economics, Films, Immigration, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Uncategorized, Video, War |

 

 

 

Yes, we can (Reagan Remix) v2.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX8X_FsBCDk&feature=related    

 

While I consider myself to be a classical liberal which in the United States is usually referred to as libertarian or conservative, I have never voted for a Libertarian Party candidate.

When the Republican Party has a conservative candidate, I support and vote for them.

Unfortunately, the Republican Party has moved too far left and become fiscally irresponsible under the leadership of President George W. Bush.

The running up of the national debt with bigger and bigger deficits are a direct result of out-of control federal government spending. These spending bills should have been repeatedly vetoed by the President.

Neither the Republican Party leadership in Congress nor the President have stopped this gross betrayal of conservative and libertarian principles–fiscal responsibility and limited government.

 

 

 

Recent additions to U.S. public debt

Fiscal year
(begins 10/01)
Value % of GDP
2001 $144.6 billion 1.4%
2002 $409.3 billion 3.9%
2003 $589.0 billion 5.5%
2004 $605.0 billion 5.3%
2005 $523.2 billion 4.3%
2006 $536.5 billion 4.1%
2007 $527.9 billion 3.9%

End of
Fiscal Year
US Public Debt
USD billions[18]
% of GDP[19]
1910 2.6
1920 25.9
1930 16.2
1940 43.0 44.2
1950 257.4 80.2
1960 290.2 45.7
1970 389.2 28.0
1980 930.2 26.1
1990 3233 42.0
2000 5674 35.1
2005 7933 37.4
2007 9008 36.8
2008   37.9(est)

US Public debt per GDP 1791-2006.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_public_debt

National debt by U.S. presidential terms

U.S. president  ↓ Party  ↓ Term years  ↓ Start debt/GDP*  ↓ End debt/GDP*  ↓ Increase debt ($T)  ↓ Increase debt/GDP  ↓
Roosevelt/Truman D 1945-1949 117.5% 93.2% 0.05 -24.3%
Truman Harry Truman D 1949-1953 93.2% 71.3% 0.01 -21.9%
Eisenhower1 Dwight Eisenhower R 1953-1957 71.3% 60.5% 0.01 -10.8%
Eisenhower2 Dwight Eisenhower R 1957-1961 60.5% 55.1% 0.02 -5.4%
Kennedy/Johnson D 1961-1965 55.1% 46.9% 0.03 -8.2%
Johnson Lyndon Johnson D 1965-1969 46.9% 38.6% 0.05 -8.3%
Nixon1 Richard Nixon R 1969-1973 38.6% 35.7% 0.07 -2.9%
Nixon2 Nixon/Ford R 1973-1977 35.7% 35.8% 0.19 +0.1%
Carter Jimmy Carter D 1977-1981 35.8% 32.6% 0.18 -3.2%
Reagan1 Ronald Reagan R 1981-1985 32.6% 43.9% 0.65 +11.3%
Reagan2 Ronald Reagan R 1985-1989 43.9% 53.1% 1.04 +9.2%
Bush GHW George H. W. Bush R 1989-1993 53.1% 66.2% 1.40 +13.1%
Clinton1 Bill Clinton D 1993-1997 66.2% 65.6% 1.12 -0.6%
Clinton2 Bill Clinton D 1997-2001 65.6% 57.4% 0.42 -8.2%
Bush GW1 George W. Bush R 2001-2005 57.4% 64.3% 1.15 +6.9%
Bush GW2 George W. Bush R 2005-2009 projection 64.3% 68.2% projection   +3.9% projection

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

The long-term economic fiscal crisis; spending and debt

 
 

 

 

John McCain on Medicare and the U.S. National Debt

Bush Has Doubled National Debt with Deficits

 
 

 

 

Charlie Rose – Economist Milton Friedman.

 
Also, the leadership of the Republican Party has favored open borders and amnesty for illegal immigrants.
 
The vast majority of Republicans and the American people do not support this.
 
The American people want controlled limited legal immigration.
 
The American people do not want uncontrolled unlimited illegal immigration with wide open borders and amnesty for all illegal immigrants.
 
The Democratic Party candidate, Senator Obama, is simply beyond the pale–an articulate likeable socialist that if elected will ruin this country.
 
I would never vote for Senator Obama nor Senator Clinton.
 
Both will say and do anything to obtain power.
 
I do not like nor trust them. 

Both are hard core leftists that truly believe that any economic or social problem should be solved by government in the form of more government spending, regulations and taxes. 

Senator McCain was once a conservative I would have voted for President.
Unfortunately Senator McCain has moved so far left that I consider him at best a moderate Republican or a 60% conservative/ 40% liberal.
I prefer my candidates to be at least 85% conservative or libertarian on a broad range of issues.

While Senator McCain could still get my vote, it will hinge on who he selects for the Vice-President candidate of the Republican Party.

If he picks former Governor Romney or another very solid conservative or libertarian Republican, he might still get my vote.

However, every time he mentions global warming and the need for a cap and trade tax, I ask:

Can Senator McCain really be this ignorant ?

or

Is Senator McCain just pandering to companies wanting to build nuclear power plants provided they receive government subsidies and relief from government regulations in exchange for campaign contributions?

If nuclear power plants are needed and profitable, let the private sector build them without subsidies.

Also, Senator McCain still does not understand the outrage of the American people regarding illegal immigration and open borders.

If he brings up comprehensive immigration reform, a code word for amnesty, in the general election and favors it, I will never vote for him. Unfortunatley, I still do not believe he gets it.

The American people want criminal alien removal not amnesty and a well patrolled border fence and road.

For now I am giving a very close look at former Congressman Bob Barr.

 

 

Bob Barr

I like what I hear, while I do have some reservations in the national defense or home security areas.

While no candidate is perfect or needs to agree with me on all issues, Congressman Barr comes closest to my own views on a broad range of issues.

Could he win.

Only if Barr can find 100 George Soros to finance his campaign.

Not likely, but you have to start somewhere.

When Barr’s name is mentioned to a Republican, they are quick to mention Ralph Nader and his impact on the Democratic party race in 2000.

While I am no fan of Mr. Nader, I do agree with him in many areas especially the importance of small business, markets and the legal system.

On one point he is absolutely right–when a political party does not respond to its political base, you must be prepared to punish it.

Ralph Nader – An Unreasonable Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS1c5Ei0eIg&feature=related

Ralph Nader on Why Democrats Lose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV8shKupf2I&feature=related

How you do this is up to you.

You might turn to another political party that more closely reflects you values, principles and vision of the country.

While no candidate or political party is perfect, former Congressman Barr comes closest to my own views on a broad range of issues.

Take a look and feel free to comment.

Bob Barr: American Economy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkPMJRDBuo&feature=related

 

Bob Barr: Taxes & Spending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaGpmJnWgvg&feature=related

 

Bob Barr: Government Intervention and the Nanny State

 
 

 

 

Bob Barr: Health Care 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpzSxciOl7o&feature=related 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr: The Problem with the Other Parties 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbwvWF1sxc0&feature=related 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr: Why the Libertarian Party? 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QDfVP7tRE&feature=related  

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 – Part 1 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mbi3JVaTdw 

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 – Part 2

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHoF6lYtnRo&feature=related 

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 – Part 3 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1yuJboCpo8&feature=related 

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 – Part 4 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI-TrTXS8io&feature=related 

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 – Part 5 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBMirWOR3JY&feature=related  

 

 

 

 

Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 06/06/2008 – Part 6 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VETUXKhzwjU&feature=related

 

 

 

 

McCain’s growing disapproval” Bob Barr on Glenn Beck 6-25 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fqVEb4dhb4  

 

 

 

 

Background Articles and Videos 

 United States public debt 

The United States total public debt, commonly called the national debt, or U.S. government debt, is the amount of money owed by the United States federal government to creditors who hold U.S. debt instruments. Debt held by the public is all federal debt held by states, corporations, individuals, and foreign governments, but does not include intragovernmental debt obligations or debt held for Social Security. Types of securities held by the public include, but are not limited to, Treasury Bills, Notes, Bonds, TIPS, United States Savings Bonds, and State and Local Government Series securities.[1]

As of April 2008, the total U.S. federal debt was approximately $9.5 trillion[2], about $31,100 per capita (that is, per U.S. resident). Of this amount, debt held by the public was roughly $5.3 trillion.[3] If, in addition, unfunded Medicaid, Social Security, Medicare, etc. promises are added, this figure rises to a total of $59.1 trillion.[4] In 2007 the public debt was 36.8 percent of GDP ranking 26th in the world.[5] As of 2007, the total debt was 65% of GDP.

It is important to differentiate between public debt and external debt. The former is the amount owed by the government to its creditors, whether they are nationals or foreigners. The latter is the debt of all sectors of the economy (public and private), owed to foreigners. In the U.S., foreign ownership of the public debt is a significant part of the nation’s external debt (see also below). The Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the United States Department of the Treasury, calculates the amount of money owed by the national government on a daily basis.

[6][7][8][9]

The annual US budget deficit declined from $318 billion in 2005 to $162 billion in 2007, but is estimated to increase to $410 billion in 2008.[10] Annual deficits add to the debt. The Congressional Budget Office projects an annual budget surplus by 2012. However, this estimate is based on current law, which assumes sizable tax reductions will expire in 2010.[11] When the U.S. Government has a surplus, it may pay down its outstanding debt by paying back the principal of the outstanding bonds redeemed for payment while not issuing new bonds. The U.S. Government could also purchase its own outstanding securities on the open market if it was searching for a way to use a surplus to reduce outstanding debt that was not due for redemption in a given year. [12] [13]

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_public_debt

The below table shows the annual federal spending, gross federal debt, and gross domestic product for average presidential parties, specific presidential terms, and specific fiscal years.[3]

Fiscal Year Budget of President Party of President Federal Spending Federal Debt Gross Domestic Product Inflation Adjustor
Billions Adjusted Increase Billions Adjusted Increase Billions Adjusted Increase
1978-2005   Democratic     9.9%     4.2%     12.6%  
1978-2005   Republican     12.1%     36.4%     10.7%  
1978-1981 Carter Democratic $678 $1,219 17.2% $994 $1,787 -0.4% $3,055 $5,492 9.4%  
1982-1985 Reagan Republican $946 $1,396 14.5% $1,817 $2,680 49.9% $4,142 $6,108 11.2%  
1986-1989 Reagan Republican $1,144 $1,499 7.4% $2,867 $3,757 40.2% $5,401 $7,077 15.9%  
1990-1993 Bush Republican $1,410 $1,615 7.8% $4,351 $4,987 32.7% $6,576 $7,536 6.5%  
1994-1997 Clinton Democratic $1,601 $1,684 4.3% $5,369 $5,647 13.2% $8,182 $8,606 14.2%  
1998-2001 Clinton Democratic $1,863 $1,821 8.1% $5,769 $5,638 -0.2% $10,058 $9,829 14.2%  
2002-2005 Bush Republican $2,472 $2,165 18.9% $7,905 $6,923 22.8% $12,238 $10,717 9.0%  
1977 Ford Republican $409 $1,040   $706 $1,795   $1,974 $5,019   0.39
1978 Carter Democratic $459 $1,093 5.1% $776 $1,850 3.1% $2,217 $5,285 5.3% 0.42
1979 Carter Democratic $504 $1,107 1.3% $829 $1,821 -1.5% $2,501 $5,494 4.0% 0.46
1980 Carter Democratic $591 $1,175 6.1% $909 $1,808 -0.8% $2,727 $5,422 -1.3% 0.50
1981 Carter Democratic $678 $1,219 3.8% $994 $1,787 -1.1% $3,055 $5,492 1.3% 0.56
1982 Reagan Republican $746 $1,252 2.6% $1,137 $1,908 6.8% $3,228 $5,417 -1.4% 0.60
1983 Reagan Republican $808 $1,294 3.4% $1,371 $2,195 15.0% $3,441 $5,510 1.7% 0.62
1984 Reagan Republican $852 $1,300 0.4% $1,564 $2,386 8.7% $3,840 $5,858 6.3% 0.66
1985 Reagan Republican $946 $1,396 7.4% $1,817 $2,680 12.3% $4,142 $6,108 4.3% 0.68
1986 Reagan Republican $990 $1,426 2.1% $2,120 $3,052 13.9% $4,412 $6,352 4.0% 0.69
1987 Reagan Republican $1,004 $1,406 -1.4% $2,345 $3,283 7.6% $4,647 $6,506 2.4% 0.71
1988 Reagan Republican $1,065 $1,447 2.9% $2,601 $3,534 7.7% $5,009 $6,806 4.6% 0.74
1989 Reagan Republican $1,144 $1,499 3.6% $2,867 $3,757 6.3% $5,401 $7,077 4.0% 0.76
1990 Bush Republican $1,253 $1,590 6.1% $3,206 $4,067 8.3% $5,735 $7,277 2.8% 0.79
1991 Bush Republican $1,324 $1,610 1.3% $3,598 $4,374 7.5% $5,935 $7,215 -0.8% 0.82
1992 Bush Republican $1,382 $1,624 0.9% $4,001 $4,703 7.5% $6,240 $7,334 1.7% 0.85
1993 Bush Republican $1,410 $1,615 -0.5% $4,351 $4,987 6.0% $6,576 $7,536 2.8% 0.87
1994 Clinton Democratic $1,462 $1,642 1.7% $4,643 $5,216 4.6% $6,961 $7,820 3.8% 0.89
1995 Clinton Democratic $1,516 $1,662 1.2% $4,920 $5,395 3.4% $7,326 $8,033 2.7% 0.91
1996 Clinton Democratic $1,561 $1,673 0.7% $5,181 $5,554 3.0% $7,694 $8,248 2.7% 0.93
1997 Clinton Democratic $1,601 $1,684 0.7% $5,369 $5,647 1.7% $8,182 $8,606 4.3% 0.95
1998 Clinton Democratic $1,653 $1,721 2.2% $5,478 $5,704 1.0% $8,628 $8,985 4.4% 0.96
1999 Clinton Democratic $1,702 $1,746 1.5% $5,605 $5,750 0.8% $9,125 $9,361 4.2% 0.97
2000 Clinton Democratic $1,789 $1,789 2.5% $5,628 $5,628 -2.1% $9,710 $9,710 3.7% 1.00
2001 Clinton Democratic $1,863 $1,821 1.8% $5,769 $5,638 0.2% $10,058 $9,829 1.2% 1.02
2002 Bush Republican $2,011 $1,929 6.0% $6,198 $5,945 5.5% $10,377 $9,954 1.3% 1.04
2003 Bush Republican $2,160 $2,018 4.6% $6,760 $6,316 6.2% $10,809 $10,099 1.4% 1.07
2004 Bush Republican $2,293 $2,082 3.2% $7,354 $6,677 5.7% $11,500 $10,441 3.4% 1.10
2005 Bush Republican $2,472 $2,165 4.0% $7,905 $6,923 3.7% $12,238 $10,717 2.6% 1.14
2006 Bush Republican $2,655 $2,249 3.9% $8,451 $7,158 3.4% $13,016 $11,024 2.9% 1.18
2007 Bush Republican $2,730 $2,263 0.6% $8,951 $7,419 3.6% $13,668 $11,329 2.8% 1.21

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms 

 
 
 

 

 

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Barrack “Taxman” Obama–Yes He Can Take Your Money–But Only You Can Stop Socialism!

Posted on July 1, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Links, Music, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

 Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.

~Thomas Sowell 

Taxman

 

Obama Tax Plan

 

Barack Obama on Taxes

 

Obama; Taxes, Capital Gains

 

Obama: Payroll Tax on Incomes Above $250,000

 

Obama’s Ill-Timed Tax Increases

 

Neal Boortz on Obama’s Fairness Tax Plan 

 

Response to Obama, 4: What’s wrong with Obama’s Leftist View

 

Response to Obama, 5: Tax Rates and Job Creation

 

Response to Obama, 6: The Difficulty of Change

 

Response to Obama, 7: Liberals and the fall of Detroit

 

Bob Barr: Taxes & Spending

 

Bob Barr: American Economy

 

Barrack “Taxman” Obama passionatley loves more and higher taxes to finance all the new government programs he is proposing.

He learned the politics of resentment well from his mentor and pastor Reverand Wright, a true believer in liberation theology.

His goal is to make more and more Americans dependent upon government as they keep less and less of their hard earned money.

High taxes are a direct attack by the federal government on the American family and undermines the family by forcing both spouses to work.

The thought of actually cutting government spending and reducing the size and burden of the Federal government never entered Senator Obama’s mind.

Obama asserts that the privatization of social security is a bad idea. Why?

Obama like the rest of the liberal progressive socialist left wants to go on spending your social security taxes on whatever program they can dream up to make you more dependent on government and beholding to them.

Privatizing social security or a private account for each social security tax payor is a great idea. Why?

The American people should have the freedom to choose where their social security taxes are invested and protect it in their own private account that they own and not the Federal government. 

First, the people who pay their social security taxes should have the right to choose where their social secuity taxes are invested.

Let each individual decide whether he wants his taxes invested in a diversified portfolio of Federal bonds or notes or in private equities or stocks or a combination of both.

Second, over a forty year period, the higher rates of return in stocks will result in significantly more retirement income.

Third, each individual should have a seperate private account that only they control and the balance of this account should go to the person they designate as the beneficiary when they die.

WSJ Editorial Writer Stephen Moore on Social Security Reform

 

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Therefore, I am not surprised in the cavalier and imprudent tax policy the Senator is proposing.

His proposed tax increases if implemented would destroy million of jobs and throw the US economy into a major recession, if not a depression.

This is a change that the American people neither want nor can afford.

His ignorance of basic economics is amazing for someone running for President of the United States. 

He gives new meaning to Clinton’s phrase, it is the economy stupid!

Stupid is as stupid does.

Forrest Gump


 

Forrest Gump: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

 

Does he really hate the American people, free enterprise and America this much that he would blindly implement tax policies that will led to massive unemployment and wreck the economy.

Apparently he does–Yes he can.

Barrack Obama is a radical socialist and do not forget this when you go to the polls in November.

Only you can stop socialism in America.

The American people will vote their pocket books.

Vote no to Barrack “Taxman” Obama in November.

LOL–Voices of The American People

Solution to Gas Problem is More Taxes…

Red State Update: Gas Prices

 

The Beatles-Money

 

“Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area – crime, education, housing, race relations – the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them. …” 

~Thomas Sowell

Is Reality Optional?, 1993 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Charlie Rose – Economist Milton Friedman.

Obama’s Truly Radical Capital Gains Tax Agenda

“…MR. GIBSON: And in each instance, when the rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased. The government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down. So why raise it at all, especially given the fact that 100 million people in this country own stock and would be affected?

SENATOR OBAMA: Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.

The Senator then proceeded to bash evil rich (sorry for the redundancy) people, so the moderator asked the question again:

MR. GIBSON: But history shows that when you drop the capital gains tax, the revenues go up.

SENATOR OBAMA: Well, that might happen or it might not. It depends on what’s happening on Wall Street and how business is going.

This exchange is particularly revealing since Senator Obama actually admitted that a tax rate increase might lose revenue, but he held firm to his position that the capital gains rate should be increased from 15 percent to 28 percent. This reminds me of a conversation I had years ago with an economics professor from an Ivy League university. He told me that he once asked his left-wing colleagues whether they would support lower tax rates if they knew that tax revenues would rise. Most of them, he said, shared Obama’s viewpoint that punishing success was more important to the statist ideology than increasing revenue for government.

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/04/17/obamas-truly-radical-capital-gains-tax-agenda/

An Old Newness

By Thomas Sowell

“…There is no reason why someone as arrogant, foolishly clever and ultimately dangerous as Barack Obama should become president — especially not at a time when the threat of international terrorists with nuclear weapons looms over 300 million Americans. …”

“…Although Senator Obama has presented himself as the candidate of new things — using the mantra of “change” endlessly — the cold fact is that virtually everything has says about domestic policy is straight out of the 1960s and virtually everything he says about foreign policy is straight out of the 1930s.

Protecting criminals, attacking business, increasing government spending, promoting a sense of envy and grievance, raising taxes on people who are productive and subsidizing those who are not — all this is a re-run of the 1960s.

We paid a terrible price for such 1960s notions in the years that followed, in the form of soaring crime rates, double-digit inflation and double-digit unemployment. During the 1960s, ghettoes across the countries were ravaged by riots from which many have not fully recovered to this day.

The violence and destruction were concentrated not where there was the greatest poverty or injustice but where there were the most liberal politicians, promoting grievances and hamstringing the police.  …”

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2008/04/29/an_old_newness?page=full&comments=true

Obama vs McCain – Candidates on Taxes

Barack Obama: Taxes Galore!

McCain vs Obama on taxes

 

Barack Obama: Global Poverty Act = World tax = Socialism 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PePbtEABzGk&feature=related

 

Barack Obama’s plan on GLOBAL WARMING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpGRO-j_Ik

 

Obama In Las Vegas June 1st (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE_XH5yMlk4

 

Obama In Las Vegas June 1st (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5NHDmYLp8g

 

Kudlow on Obama and his love of taxes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrFW4ZLXwV8

 

Ben Stein explaining how Obama will screw the US Economy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvk7Ixiotg

 

OBAMAnomics — CHANGE: $0.04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhSbJcNzhLg 

 

European Levels of Taxation: Barack Obama’s Tax Plan

by Rea S. Hederman, Jr. and Patrick Tyrrell

“…Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama (D–Ill.) has unveiled his economic plan of raising taxes on the successful. His plan would boost the top marginal rate to well over 55 percent—before the inclusion of state and local taxes—resulting in many individuals seeing their marginal tax rate double. The consequences of this policy would be a return to the bad old days of tax avoidance, with taxpayers disguising personal income as business income or capital gains and the migration of capital from the United States to abroad.

Among the more prominent elements of his tax proposal, Senator Obama would end the Bush tax cuts and allow the top two tax rates to return to 36 and 39.6 percent. He also would allow personal exemptions and deductions to be phased out for those with income over $250,000. The real kicker, though, is that Senator Obama would end the Social Security payroll tax cap for those over $250,000 in earnings. (The cap is currently set at $102,000.) These individuals will then face a tax rate of 15.65 percent from payroll taxes and the top income tax rate of 39.6 percent for a combined top rate of over 56 percent on each additional dollar earned.

High-income individuals will be forced to pay even more if they live in cities or states with high taxes such as New York City, California, or Maryland. These unlucky people would pay over two-thirds of each new dollar in earnings to the federal government. …”

http://www.heritage.org/research/taxes/wm1973.cfm

 

MONSIEUR OBAMA’S TAX RATES 

“…Americans should be so lucky: Theirs is the only industrialized country that taxes its people even if they live overseas. That hasn’t been a big problem as long as U.S. tax rates have been relatively low. But with Barack Obama promising to lift rates to French-like levels, this taxman-cometh policy could turn Americans into the world’s foremost fiscal prisoners.

And make no mistake, taxes under a President Obama could be truly à la française. The top marginal tax rate, including federal, state and local levies, could approach 60% for self-employed New Yorkers and Californians. Not even France’s taxes are that high now that President Nicolas Sarkozy has capped the total that high-earning Frenchmen like Mr. Ducasse can pay in income, social and wealth taxes at 50% of earnings. …” 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121451667614808563.html

Obama’s Global Tax Bill Coming Soon

Lee Cary

“…The Global Poverty Act of 2007 (S.2433) is coming up for a Senate vote sometime after the July 4 recess, according the office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Once Harry Reid and the Democrat leadership put it on the calendar, we could have as little as a week to prepare for the vote.

The bill is sponsored in the Senate by Barack Obama.  Read about it here.

If passed, it will cost taxpayers $845,000,000,000 over the next 13 years, in addition to our current foreign aid expenditures. 

And the best part is that it will be administered in conjunction with…brace yourselves…the United Nations. The same one of “Food-for-Oil” fame. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/06/obamas_global_tax_bill_coming.html

 

Obama’s Global Tax

By Lee Cary

“…Senator Barack Obama’s sponsorship of Senate Bill 2433 aligns with the emerging core theme of his general election campaign.  The change he promises will bring much-needed relief, not just to America’s victims of economic injustice, but to victims worldwide.

On December 7, 2007, Obama introduced the Senate version of the Global Poverty Act of 2007 (S.2433).  On February 13, the bill cleared the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on which Obama and 6 (Biden, Dodd, Feingold, Hagel, Lugar, Menendez) of the bill’s 9 co-sponsors serve. The House version of the bill (H.R.1302) passed by a unanimous voice vote last September 25. 

Here’s an abstract  of the proposed legislation:

“To require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the [U.N.] Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/02/the_global_candidate_proposes.html

 

Obama Tax Policies Penalize, McCain’s Reward

And it’s no better if you’re married.  Married making $60,000: McCain’s tax is only $9,000.  Obama will hit you for $16,000.  Married making $75,000: McCain’s tax is $18,750,  Obama’s $21,000.  Married making $125,000: McCain’s tax is $31,250.  Obama’s hit — $38,750.  Ouch, Obama!

So much for Obama’s plan to tax the “filthy rich”.  Now we know just what that means: everyone in the middle class.

Well, you say, what about capital gain taxes? 

Again, McCain says he’ll make no changes.  The maximum rate will stay at 15%.  Obama is all for change.  He’ll roll back this tax cut to the pre-Bush rate of 28%, again almost doubling your taxes overnight.  This plan is especially cruel to older folks who have planned to sell their bigger homes and count on using this income (after their homeowner’s exclusion) to help fund their retirement.  Ouch again, Obama.

Then there is the dividend tax.

OK, you’ve been religiously saving over the decades and buying up blue-chip stocks whose dividends you now count on to carry you through your golden years.  Or, you have your savings invested in an IRA or retirement plan, mutual fund or life insurance annuity.  McCain’s dividend tax won’t change from the maximum rate of 15%.  Obama will once again repeal the Bush tax cuts, bumping this tax rate up to 39.6%, an increase of — hold your wallets — over 160%.  The impact on the middle class, much less our barely-growing economy — are obvious.  Really ouch, Obama! …”

The Supply-Side Solution
If tax-cut strategies don’t work, why are they so popular abroad?

by STEPHEN MOORE


“…In any case, the share of taxes paid by the top 1% and 5% income earners has consistently risen from 1980 through 2007, even as tax rates declined. Today the highest income tax rate is half what it was in the 1970s. Yet the share of taxes paid by the top 1% of income earners is twice (39%) today what it was then (19%).

Regardless of what one believes about the distributional effects of the Reagan and Bush tax cuts, there’s no expunging the reality that the economic growth rate surged after each of these changes–just as they did in the 1960s after President Kennedy’s tax rate cuts. Robert Rubin and others reply that the economy boomed in the 1990s too, after Bill Clinton raised taxes. But supply-siders never argued that only tax cuts matter. Trade matters. Sound money matters. Regulations matter. In the 1990s, monetary, trade and spending policies were all leaning in a pro-growth direction, possibly offsetting the negative impact of the Clinton tax rate hikes.

What the critics have no plausible answer for is this: If the supply-side tax rate reduction model is truly so abhorrent, why are so many nations around the world latching on to it? What explains the Irish Miracle? Why are Germany, France and the U.K. slashing their corporate tax rates? Why are there 18 countries with flat taxes? Are their leaders deranged, or been bamboozled by crackpots? Perhaps a better explanation is that they know intuitively what a new National Bureau of Economic Research study has found: Nations with low tax rates on business have statistically significant higher rates of new business formation, investment and income. …” 

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110010844 

A Plan For Privatizing Social Security

by Peter J. Ferrara

“…In this study, Peter Ferrara offers a proposal based on the following key elements:

  • Current workers could be free to choose either the private option or Social Security. For those who choose the private plan, workers and employers will each pay 5 percent of wages, instead of the current Social Security payroll tax of 6.2 percent for each, into private investment accounts, resulting in an eventual payroll tax cut of 20 percent. Besides supporting retirement benefits, the accounts would finance private life and disability insurance, thus replacing Social Security survivors and disability benefits.
  • Workers who opt out of the current Social Security system would receive recognition bonds from the federal government that would pay them a proportion of future Social Security benefits equal to the proportion of lifetime taxes they had already paid.
  • Benefits promised to current retirees would be paid in full, with no reduction of any kind.

The biggest objection to privatizing Social Security has been the transition to a privatized system. But the projections of the fiscal impact of the plan offered in this study show that the transition can be financed without new taxes and without cutting benefits for today’s recipients.

Indeed, the yearly transition deficit would be offset after about 14 years. After that, the privatization reform actually starts producing a surplus for the federal government. About 20 years after the reform is begun, that surplus would be large enough in 1996 dollars to eliminate completely a federal deficit as large as today’s. …”

http://www.cato.org/pubs/ssps/ssp8es.html 

Your Tax Bill:
How McCain,
Obama Differ

Capital-Gains Rates Are Likely
To Rise, No Matter Who Wins;
Far Apart on Estate Taxes

“…Sen. Obama is calling for higher taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. That includes increased taxes not only on ordinary income such as salary but also on capital gains and most corporate dividends. The Illinois senator also is calling for higher Social Security taxes on many upper-income workers.

Sen. John McCain has staked out a strong antitax stance. That includes extending President Bush’s income-tax cuts and enacting new breaks, such as raising the exemption for dependents. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121374794468982701.html

 

Barack Obama on Minimum Wage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRcC3Iz2JSk

 

Milton Friedman on Minimum Wage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca8Z__o52sk

 

Milton Friedman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfdRpyfEmBE

 

BARACK OBAMA Pastor ANTI-AMERICAN Rev Jeremiah Wright Racism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwQWuQVE6sw&feature=related

 

LOL: Red State Update: Obama’s Preacher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvrIKrK1Xso

 

The revelation of Rev. Wright

“…Obama cannot be expected to answer for the outrages of everyone with whom he has associated, but his 20-year relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is another matter, profoundly different than John McCain’s association with intemperate pastors who have endorsed him. Wright is a man to whom Obama himself has directed our attention, naming a book after a Wright sermon and, until recently, presenting the man as something of a father figure.

Wright, of course, is anything but unifying and post-ideological. He views the United States as unrepentantly racist and evil. It is, in his view, an imperialist force for evil in the world and a fundamentally unjust place in which little racial progress has been made.

Wright has made it clear that these views are part and parcel of his theology and definition of church. It is evident that the congregation at Trinity Church is quite familiar and enthusiastic about his claims that America brought Sept. 11 upon itself and has deliberately addicted blacks to drugs and infected them with AIDS. Those in the pews appear to be more than comfortable with his suggestion that our country is damned in the eyes of God.

It is inconceivable that anyone could sit in his church for any appreciable length of time or have more than a passing acquaintance with him without knowing that racial pandering and a rather bleak view of contemporary America is central to Wright’s ministry. …”

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=761961 

 

Glenn Beck: Obama – Black Liberation Theology 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cA0GEV1ibY&feature=related

 

Glenn Beck: Obama – Black Liberation Theology 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQuzyvHOl30&feature=related

 

John McCain vs. Barack Obama on Gas Taxes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BKLr4eUWKY

 

Karl Rove: “Yes I Do Think Barack Obama is Arrogant”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de3gukJRxxo

 

Bush wants offshore oil and gas drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zN5kC_KFXk

 

Drill For Oil You Hypocritical Democrats. DRILL DRILL!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbJcnhUG-28

 

The Energy Crisis Is Real – 1979 Jimmy Carter 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqE0Yl12FY&feature=related

 

New Data: Top 1% Pay Greater Dollar Amount in Income Taxes to Federal Government than Bottom 90%

“…Washington, DC, October 4, 2007 – New data released by the IRS today offers interesting insights into the distributional spread of the federal income tax burden, new analysis by the Tax Foundation shows.

Summary of Federal Individual Income Tax Data, 2005 (updated October 2007)

 

Number of Returns

AGI

($ millions)

Income Taxes Paid

($ millions)

Group’s Share of Total AGI

Group’s Share of Income Taxes

Income Split Point

All Taxpayers

132,611,637

$7,507,958

$934,703

100.00%

100.00%

-

Top 1%

1,326,116

$1,591,711

$368,132

21.20%

39.38%

above $364,657

Top 5%

6,630,582

$2,683,934

$557,759

35.75%

59.67%

above $145,283

Top 10%

13,261,164

$3,487,010

$657,085

46.44%

70.30%

above $103,912

Top 25%

33,152,909

$5,069,455

$803,772

67.52%

85.99%

above $62,068

Top 50%

66,305,819

$6,544,824

$906,028

87.17%

96.93%

above $30,881

Bottom 50%

66,305,818

963,134

28,675

12.83%

3.07%

below $30,881

Source: IRS …”

http://www.taxfoundation.org/press/show/22652.html

Who Pays Income Taxes? See Who Pays What

“…For Tax Year 2005

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$364,657

39.38

Top 5%

$145,283

59.67

Top 10%

$103,912

70.30

Top 25%

$62,068

85.99

Top 50%

$30,881

96.93

Bottom 50%

<$30,881

3.07

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

http://www.ntu.org/main/page.php?PageID=6

Fiscal Fact No. 132

“…Table 1 presents the share of total federal taxes currently borne by each income group compared to the changes that would occur under the Obama plan. A couple of figures jump out. First, the table illustrates how few taxes are paid by Americans at the bottom end of the income scale and, thus, how difficult it is to give them tax relief.

According to Tax Policy Center tables, there are roughly 72 million tax units in the bottom two quintiles, representing 48 percent of all tax units. Under current policies, these people pay just 4.8 percent of all federal taxes. Those in the lowest quintile would receive $22 billion in various tax credits under the Obama plan, which would reduce their overall federal tax liability by an average of $567. However, since these 39 million people currently pay an average of only $489 in federal taxes, they would see their federal tax liability fall below zero, meaning they would get money back from the government in excess of any taxes paid. For those in the second quintile, the Obama plan would cut their current average tax liability of $2,995 by 30 percent, or $892.

At the other end of the scale, the Obama plan would boost the average tax bill for the top 1 percent of taxpayers by $115,974, from $559,181 to $675,155. The overall tax burden on the top 1 percent would climb from 25.7 percent of all federal taxes to 31.3 percent. Thus, the top 1 percent of taxpayers would shoulder a greater burden of all federal taxes than the bottom 80 percent combined. Again, these figures do not include Obama’s proposed increase in payroll taxes on high earners.

Table 1
Impact of Obama Plan on Federal Taxes Paid by Income Quintile


Tax Units* Share of Federal Taxes
Cash Income Percentile* Number (thousands) Percent of Total Current Share of Total Change Under Obama’s Proposal New Shares Under Obama’s Proposal
Lowest Quintile 39,102 26.0% 0.8% -0.90% -0.12%
Second Quintile 32,942 21.9% 4.0% -1.16% 2.84%
Middle Quintile 30,075 20.0% 10.7% -1.18% 9.53%
Fourth Quintile 25,152 16.7% 17.9% -1.15% 16.75%
Top Quintile 22,287 14.8% 66.5% 4.39% 70.88%
All 150,241 100.0% 100.0% 0% 100%
 
Addendum          
80-90 11,264 7.5% 14.1% -0.88% 13.23%
90-95 5,439 3.6% 10.4% -0.52% 9.88%
95-99 4,454 3.0% 16.3% 0.16% 16.48%
Top 1 Percent 1,131 0.8% 25.7% 5.63% 31.29%
Source: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/numbers/Content/Excel/T08-0114.xls.
* Quintiles have equal numbers of people but unequal numbers of tax units

While many Americans may cheer this outcome as just or equitable, this sort of direct redistribution raises some important questions that should be part of a larger national discussion:

  • What is the long-term effect on the economy of so few households shouldering such a large share of the tax burden?
  • What are the consequences for our democratic system when a majority of Americans are disconnected from the full cost of government? Will that majority demand more from the government because they bear little of the cost?
  • Should the tax system be used as a means of redistributing income or simply as a neutral mechanism for raising money for government services? Can a tax system premised on redistribution also be compatible with economic growth?
  • The Obama plan assumes little behavioral change from such a large tax hike on high-income workers. Is this realistic or will the higher rates encourage tax minimization strategies and reduced work effort, which will lead to lower tax revenues?

The Tax Policy Center has done the public a service by putting hard numbers on the candidates’ tax plans and bringing a dose of reality to the political rhetoric. While it is easy for the press and voters to consider only “What’s in it for me?,” there are larger issues raised by these findings that deserve more public discussion.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/23319.html

NYU scholar named as Obama’s director of economic policy

“…Furman has a wealth of experience in this capacity. He held the same position during the Kerry-Edwards campaign and had previously served as special assistant to the president for economic policy during the Clinton administration. In addition, he has been a visiting lecturer at both Columbia and Yale universities.
“…”I think the whole debate between raising taxes and cutting taxes is false,” he added. “The true debate is who are you cutting taxes for.” …”

It seems clear that the economy will play a large role in determining the next president. News Corporation CEO and politically conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch told Reuters last month that he predicts there will be a Democratic landslide in November, citing the failing economy and an apparent recession.

Murdoch is not alone. Many on both sides are predicting that a dark economic outlook leading up to the election will only help the Democrats. …”

http://media.www.nyunews.com/media/storage/paper869/news/2008/06/30/University/Nyu-Scholar.Named.As.Obamas.Director.Of.Economic.Policy-3386670.shtml

 

PRESS CONFERENCE: Obama’s economic plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V85_zDs7Ik8

The McCain Economic “Team”
Intellectual diversity, for better and for worse.
by Andrew Ferguson

“…McCain came to the House of Representatives in 1983. He was a standard-issue Republican of the day–an adherent of the newly minted Republican orthodoxy of Reaganism, which made rapid economic growth, rather than a balanced federal budget, the chief goal of fiscal policy. He supported deep cuts in the marginal tax rate on income and capital gains. At the same time (like Reagan himself) he maintained a mostly theoretical advocacy of a balanced budget, pushing such hopeless nostrums as a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and a presidential line-item veto. When he bucked the party’s leadership, it was on the side of a smaller government and lower taxes. After Congress approved Reagan’s plan for a government-run catastrophic-care insurance program, financed by a tax increase on wealthy seniors, McCain led the successful effort to repeal the new tax a year later, in 1989. Like many Republican senators, he voted against President George H.W. Bush’s 1990 budget because it contained multiple tax increases that violated Bush’s famous read-my-lips campaign pledge. Three years later, he joined in his party’s unanimous rejection of President Clinton’s 1993 proposed increase in marginal tax rates on capital gains and income.  

By the time McCain announced for president in 1999, he had built a consistent roll call of conservative votes on fiscal issues–a record that was, however, largely indistinguishable from those of his Republican colleagues. In an interview at the time, he said that “tax reform–i.e., a flat tax,” would be one of his signal issues during his coming presidential …” 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/751tryie.asp?pg=2

McCain’s econ brain

Economic conservatives take heart: Phil Gramm is influencing the candidate’s platform.

By Shawn Tully, editor-at-large

“…But economic conservatives should take heart. McCain’s chief economic adviser – and perhaps his closest political friend – is the ultimate pure play in free market faith, former Texas Senator Phil Gramm. If McCain follows Gramm’s counsel, and most of his current positions are vintage Gramm indeed, his policies as president would represent not just a sharp departure from the Bush years, but an assault on government growth that Republicans have boasted about, but failed to achieve, for decades. …”

“…What about taxes? McCain now advocates extending the Bush tax cuts that he twice voted against. For Gramm, McCain’s strength is that, unlike Bush, he will be a relentless hawk on spending. “McCain’s main objection when Congress passed the tax cuts was that we didn’t have spending controls,” says Gramm. “If we’d had them, we could cut taxes again and not make do with some temporary stimulus.”

McCain pledges to balance the budget by 2012, not by increasing taxes, but by vetoing all pork barrel spending, and curbing outlays for Social Security and Medicare. That would accomplish the seemingly impossible, reducing federal spending as a portion of GDP, a holy grail for conservatives. Could Gramm be the Treasury Secretary who spearheads the McCain plan? He says he’d be reluctant to return to public life, but doesn’t rule it out. Indeed, he says that he and McCain talk every day. Gramm even quotes Rudyard Kipling to salute his friend’s grit in political combat.

McCain is a hero to Gramm but not to free-marketers. Conservatives are hoping that by embracing their hero, McCain will become one himself. …” 

http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/18/news/newsmakers/tully_gramm.fortune/index.htm

Taxation in the United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_the_United_States

 

Taxation history of the United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_history_of_the_United_States

 

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