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Posted by: Leo Belill on Red County

You know all you need to know about Barack Obama’s plans to address global warming with

Global Warming Expert?

Global Warming Expert?

his recent announcement naming Carol Browner his “energy czar.”

Yes, this is the same Carol Browner who headed up the EPA under President Clinton and earned a reputation as an environmental radical and an enemy of industry with a heavy-handed regulatory agenda. Obama has thus signaled loud and clear his intent to take strong action against greenhouse gases (GHG’s) produced by the anthropogenic (man-made) burning of fossil fuels and the resultant emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) they emit.

Global warming? Where?

Global warming? Where?

The big problem with all this is that the global warming theory and its predictions of cataclysmic warming rest almost entirely on computer models which purport to have the ability to predict temperatures 50 and even 100 years into the future. Unfortunately, these models have a history of failure in that they were unable to come close to predicting the 20th century warming of .6C (vs predictions at least twice that) and are so far completely wrong on warming this century.

As well, hundreds of the world’s top climate scientists have begun to question the assumptions underlying this theory but have thus far been ignored by the main stream media, (msm) depriving the world of data which would put this issue in its proper perspective. Some examples follow:

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December 15, 2008 Posted by | Environment | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Press Release on Bailout Vote

I’ve been so busy working to support our “Gang of 6“, Republican Senators who were willing to filibuster the “American Socialist Experiment Act”, I haven’t had time to closely examine exactly who voted for and who voted against the bill.  I was pleasantly surprised that my own Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) voted against the destruction of our capitalist economic system.

Her press release detailing her reasons for voting against the bill follows:

Lincoln: Big Three Automakers Still Lack Credible Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2008
Contact: Katie Laning (202)224-4843

Washington–U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) Thursday voted against the auto bailoutbill, saying it would only commit more taxpayer dollars to a failed business plan.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

“Further, when the car companies establish a credible plan for the future, we don’t have to throw new money at the problem,” Lincoln said.   “The Bush Administration has the authority now to offer assistance through the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the Federal Reserve’s direct loan authority.  While promising to help Main Street and American industry, the Bush Administration has failed to use TARP to benefit any institution off of Wall Street.  TARP funds should be the source for any auto relief, provided our domestic auto companies demonstrate reforms that will lead to sustainability.

“The leadership of General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford has failed to meet the competitive demands of a global economy and it will be up to them to create a business plan that is worthy of taxpayer assistance.  It is unfair to ask the American taxpayer to foot the bill for misguided business decisions.”

Lincoln said it is unrealistic to think this day would never come when American automakers have historically resisted multiple opportunities to compete in the emerging alternative fuel-powered vehicle market.  She noted that the 1908 Ford Model T got 25 miles to the gallon, better than many cars being manufactured in Detroit 100 years later.

“I greatly appreciate the important role our domestic auto manufacturers play in our economy and in our national security,” Lincoln said.  “However, we should only provide taxpayer assistance to these companies if there is a credible plan for their long-term viability.”

Lincoln said many American industries are hurting due to the economic crisis, including Arkansas agriculture producers who must wait until May 2009 for disaster assistance from crop losses in February 2008.

“Today, it’s the automakers on our radar, but Congress needs to stay mindful that this recession is deep and broad and there will be no quick fix,” Lincoln added.

Kudos to Senator Lincoln for standing up to those who would see the USA become the USSA!

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reformers and Teachers’ Unions battle to reform education

By Steven Lee at The New Republican

In “Who Will He Choose?” David Brooks of the New York Times writes that “there is an unprecedented political coalition building, among liberals as well as conservatives, for radical reform” in education. Brooks writes that education reform will be “one of the biggest choices” of President-elect Barack Obama’s administration. In the fight to reform education, two main camps, the reformers and the teachers’ unions, are at odds. Reformers “support merit pay for good teachers, charter schools and tough accountability standards,” while teachers’ unions focus on more funding for education, smaller class sizes, and oppose merit pay for teachers.

Who will be chosen as the next education secretary?

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December 15, 2008 Posted by | Education | , , | 1 Comment

SC Gov. Mark Sanford: Letter to President Bush

This letter was sent to President Bush by S.C. Governor Mark Sanford in response to this weekend’s news that Bush plans to subvert the will of conservative Americans and the Legislative Branch concerning the bailout of the U.S. auto industry.

Governor Sanford uses the Administration’s own previously stated concerns to explain the danger inherent in charting this course.

In closing, he stresses that real economic recovery will come at the hands of the millions of American men and women who produce goods and services in this country and that any bailout of dysfunctional corporations will only serve to saddle everyday Americans with a crushing debt to be repaid in the future.

Kudos to S.C. Governor Mark Sanford!

Keep up the pressure America.  This fight’s not over yet.

Email the White House with your concerns at or call the comment line at 202-456-1111.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Mexicans leaving US, planning never to return

By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press Writer

DENVER – After going months without a full-time job, Daniel Ramirez has decided it’s time to return to family in Mexico.

Vicenta Rodriguez Lopez says she can’t afford to live in Colorado any more because her husband was deported.

Roberto Espinoza is going back, too. After 18 years as a mechanic for a General Motors dealership in Denver, his work permit wasn’t renewed and he didn’t want to remain in the country illegally.

All are leaving Colorado in time for Christmas — joining a traditional holiday migration that will number almost 1 million people, says Mexico’s interior ministry. But they have no intention of returning to Colorado, a place that promised prosperity.

Layoffs, dwindling job opportunities, anti-immigrant sentiment and the crackdown on illegal immigrants are forcing hard choices on many Mexican nationals in Colorado. Though not an exodus, some are returning to a nation they haven’t seen in years.

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December 15, 2008 Posted by | Economy | , , | 1 Comment

DeMint Says “Right to Work Will Save Jobs”

DeMint Says UAW Monopoly Must End

Right to Work

Right to Work

Says ‘Right to Work’ Protection Will Save Jobs, Allow American Companies to Compete

from Senator DeMint’s News Room 

December 12, 2008 – Greenville, S.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement regarding the stubborn refusal of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to agree to concessions needed to save the Big Three automakers.

“Americans are getting to see first hand what it’s like to negotiate with the union bosses at the UAW. It’s heads they win, tails you lose. The unwillingness of the union to accept common-sense reforms to help the American automakers restructure and to save thousands of jobs demonstrates an arrogance that is outrageous,” said Senator DeMint.

“The Big Three are at a serious disadvantage because of the monopoly the UAW has over its workers. Workers at the Big Three are forced to join the UAW, and the automakers must negotiate only with union bosses before they make business decisions. This union monopoly has driven the operational costs for Ford, GM and Chrysler to twice that of their competitors. In 2007, GM had its best year, and sold over 9 million cars. That same year Toyota also sold 9 million cars. But because of unionized labor costs, GM lost nearly $40 billion in 2007, while Toyota made nearly $20 billion. There is simply no way for the Big Three to survive in a global marketplace with the barnacles of the UAW monopoly.”

“The time has come to hold unions accountable and for Congress to stop protecting them from competition. Americans in 28 states can be forced to join a union in order to keep their jobs. Forced unionism restricts Americans’ right to work and encourages the kind of arrogance we have seen with the UAW. Forced unionism is outdated and destructive.

“It is no coincidence that the healthy automakers in the United States are located in ‘right to work’ states and are not unionized by the UAW. Year after year, union bosses have put their interests ahead of the workers they claim to represent. Congress never should have given these unions this much power and now is the time to fix it.

“If we refuse to give workers across the country the ability to hold their union representatives accountable, these unions will continue to exercise their monopoly power in ways that cost Americans jobs, cheat American consumers, and abuse American taxpayers,” said Senator DeMint.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Must we destroy our capitalist system to save it?

“It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it”–unnamed Major in the US armed forces on the destruction of the Vietnamese village of Ben Tre.

This is the quote that comes to mind when I read stories like this, where President Bush explains the necessity of the bailout because bankruptcy of the auto companies would be bad for the economy.  Let’s destroy our economic system in order to save it.

Think about this…How many problems have you ever known government to truly fix?  Because to me, it seems any problem the government gets involved in gets worse after its “fixed.” 

A friend of ours was only sporadically getting her child support before there was a Child Support Enforcement Agency.  After this agency came on line to solve the problem, she only sporadically got her child support but had to pay a fee to CSE for collecting it!  The government considered the problem fixed, she received less money and had to deal with an extra layer of bureaucracy to get it.

There’a a great article by Robert P. Murphy on The Center of the American Experiment that explains how the government has created this financial crisis and it’s attempts to “fix it” are only going to make things worse.  It was pressure by government officials that coerced banks to lend to applicants with poor credit histories.  Now those same officials are attempting to absolve themselves of blame by citing “predatory lending practices” as the cause. 

This article by John Gibson of Fox News states the top 3 Senators receiving lobbyists’ money from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were Democrats, with Obama holding the #2 honor.  The article also points out the head of Fannie Mae through all of this mess was none other than Franklin Raines, former Budget Director under President Bill Clinton.  Again, government created this mess.

So now we have President Bush insisting that we must let government “fix” this problem and it seems he’s perfectly willing to march us down the road to Socialism to do it.  I expected such from Democrats–they’ve been trying to drag us down that path for decades.  But from Bush?

The only thing I can think of to explain it is that he’s willing to do anything to keep his legacy from being defined by the current financial crisis.  In order to avoid it, he’s apparently willing to disembowel our capitalist system and replace it with Socialism.  Will this fix the problem?  I don’t believe it will.

President Ronald Reagan said, “Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.”

He was right!

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arson Supected in Fire At Sarah Palin’s Church

by Biased Girl at With Bias

Seriously? Now someone has set Fire to Sarah Palin’s Church…The Anchorage Daily News reported a suspicious fire at the Wasilla Bible Church, the home church of Governor Palin. It happened Friday night, while some ladies were making crafts in the basement there are some reports of children possibly being inside as well. And someone set Fire to the place… Police are not officialing saying that it is Arson at this point, but Church Pastor Larry Koone was quoted in the ADN as saying “The possibilities are so wide and variable,” he said. “Someone intentionally did it, but we don’t know who and why.”

I don’t know why either…but I have some ideas…

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December 15, 2008 Posted by | Democrats | Leave a comment

Follow Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Twitter

#TCOT:  C’mon folks.  Senator DeMint was a leader in the “Stop the Bailout” operation in the

Sen. DeMint (R-SC)

Sen. DeMint (R-SC)

Senate.  Every member of TCOT should be following him on Twitter.

From Senator DeMint’s blog:

Follow Jim DeMint on Twitter

December 9th, 2008

We know you are busy, so we don’t expect you to come to our site everyday. We are making it easier for you to stay up-to-date on the lastest DeMint news by getting more active on Twitter. Follow Senator DeMint @jimdemint.

Keep up the great work Senator! It’s great to know we still have some real conservatives on The Hill standing up for our values.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | GOP, Senate | , , , , | 1 Comment

The Real Johnny Mac is Back

by Michael on Conservatives with Attitude

Welcome back Johnny Mac!!

Oh, how I missed the “Maverick”, not the one we saw running for President, that was a phony. I’m talking about the one who is adored by the MSM, and loved by Democrats, the one that rips Republicans and defends the opposition:

John McCain sideswiped the Republican National Committee on Sunday for the intense focus it has placed on Barack Obama’s relationship (however thin) to Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

“You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody — right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don’t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me.”

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December 15, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , | 1 Comment