Monthly Archives: October 2010

Know Nothings, Mud Pies and Light Bulbs

* In Salena Zito’s column: ‘A Democrat Rebellion in West Virginia’ of 4/19/10: Voter and businessman “Chuck Wheeler says: …he loves the health-care bill but admits he has no idea what’s in it or if his employees will benefit from it.”

— This is a difficult problem to overcome with these Democrat voters everywhere.  Just like the members of  Congress, they have no idea what’s in the law or how much it will cost or how it will affect them.  They just vote Democrat out of habit and misinformation.  And the problem is expanded by the many other laws that Congress passes but doesn’t understand or read.  It just shows that the Republican/Conservative battle is going to be a hard one.

*British police arrested several people because they made a You Tube video of themselves burning the Koran.  Apparently there’s a law in Britain against such acts of ‘religious hatred.’  This is a joke.  Most of the religious hatred in the World comes from the Muslims.  The law was passed in 2006 to mollify the growing Muslim contingent in the UK.  It was done mostly from fear, just like all the other Countries with growing Muslim populations threatening the citizenry.  But around here, there’s no law against the anti-American rants and violence of some Muslims and radical blacks.  As Jeremiah Wright screamed often:  ‘God Dam America.’  Which action do you think is worse?  Burning a Koran or sticking a crucifix in a bottle of urine [government grant]?  Or the rants of Muslims and radical blacks?

*I get tired of reading negative Liberal comments on the Internet about Sarah Palin.  These liberals have no idea who or what she is [or they do and are afraid of her.]  They just follow the panicky Liberal mud throwers and their insistence on repeating lies.  The Liberal problem is really simple.  The Libs believe everything SNL and Tina Fey say about Palin.  They even quote Tina Fey—attributing such inanity to Sarah Palin.  Sarah is a refreshing change in the American political climate.  And I applaud her for being able to stand firm despite all the bashing and lies being told about her and her family by the Democrat/Liberal tripe-meisters.

*One of the reasons many climatologists keep to the global warming hysteria is that it represents their continuing fifteen minutes of fame—a fifteen minutes that is being lengthened by the fawning, know-nothing media.

*I know I’ve been critical of many TV ads over the years, but my criticism has been based on grammar, communication, and the misleading of the advertisers.  Still, the ads continue to state how ‘we’re worth it’; ‘be all that you can’; ‘make your own choice’; and the like.  Compare that to big government—especially that espoused by the Liberals—that wants to make the decisions like ‘you’re too old to worry about’ [Obamacare]; tax you into compliance; take your money and spend it on an illegal aliens and too many lazy, fraudulent, takers; and so on.

*As posted in Real Clear Politics, are some Nancy Pelosi comments about unemployment:  “‘It injects demand into the economy,’ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of unemployment checks.  ‘It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.’  Pelosi calls unemployment checks a ‘stimulus’ that is a ‘double benefit’ helping ‘those who lost their jobs’ and at the same serves as a ‘job creator’.  ‘It’s impossible to think of a situation where we would have a country that would say ‘we’re not going to have unemployment benefits,” Pelosi said.” — Correct me if I’m wrong, but I tend to doubt unemployment checks create jobs.  They don’t create anything. They simply try to replace part of an unemployed person’s lost paycheck.  They help buy food and clothing and pay mortgages and utilities.

*About Anne Coulter’s column of 9/01/10 “Obama is Not a Muslim.”  — I rarely disagree with Ann, but this is one of those times.  While I can accept her claims and proofs that Obama is an Atheist, she doesn’t once explain any of Obama’s activities making his Muslim ‘cult’ membership.  Born and raised a Muslim, with a Muslim father and step-father, makes you a Muslim for life.  His claim of Christianity is spurious, but if it were true, then he’d be marked for death by the Muslims, who don’t permit conversions.  His bending over backwards to approve and promote the Muslim ‘cult’—often to the exclusion of Christianity and Judaism, and all the other isms—tells me far more than just his words.  While he may not be an avowed Muslim, he certainly fooled many of us here in Middle America.

*The beginning of a recent goedconnect.com commercial shows a 33 1/3rpm record on a turntable, just being started with the stylus.  I guarantee that over half the people watching this commercial have no idea what that is.  I mean, there are a large number of students out there who can’t even read a dial clock.  But they know all about filling a syringe to shoot up, or smoking marijuana. Or spending hours of time playing computer games, and texting and talking on cell phones.  And these students grow up to be adults who vote for the latest Liberal fad.

*Beginning in 2012, Americans must deal with the scheduled banning of regular, incandescent light bulbs, beginning with the 100w type.  The 75w and 60w and 40w will be banned through 2014.  According to my research, three-way bulb won’t be affected.  But, as with most government mandates, the cost of lighting will go up significantly for most of us.  And we’ll have to deal with the mercury hazards.  I wonder if Obama will create a light bulb czar [high pay, great perks, little actual work: no experience necessary, though bull throwing an asset.]

Per WorldNetDaily.com – “Critics of Thomas Edison’s invention argue it uses more energy to produce light than the compact fluorescent, or CFL, bulb.  While standard light bulbs cost about 50 cents, the spiral CFL sells for about $3. Advocates argue, however, the CFL lasts five years longer and uses about 75 percent less energy.  But as WMD reported, the presence of small amounts of highly toxic mercury in CFLs poses problems for consumers when breakage occurs and for disposal when bulbs eventually burn out. The potential environmental hazard created by the mass introduction of billions of CFLs with few disposal sites and a public unfamiliar with the risks is great.”

And yes, I know the bill was passed in 2007, before the advent of Obama.  But it was foisted on us by the Democrat Congress.

— Consumers generally are unaware of the risks of CFLs, and recycling experts say the solutions are at least five years away.  The Department of Energy, nevertheless, is encouraging citizens to take a pledge to replace at least one incandescent bulb with a CFL. This is a disgrace.  I’ve found that the CFLs do not last for five years or anything close to it.  And, like most others, I just throw them away.  We have no ‘hazardous’ material pick-ups or storage around here.  Consequently, all that mercury continues to build up in our landfills.  Next on the left’s agenda will be the banning of light bulbs in favor of whale-oil lamps.

According to Newsmax.com:  “As the Insider Report disclosed earlier, while CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last far longer, they cost significantly more, take longer to turn on, can flicker, and contain small amounts of highly toxic mercury, which creates problems for users when they break or need to be disposed of after they burn out…’Environmental activists and their allies in Washington were either too ignorant of basic economics to see these job losses coming, or they were simply too callous to really care,’ said Heartland Institute science director Jay Lehr…’Either way, compact fluorescent light bulbs in the real world fail to live up to environmental promises, unnecessarily subject American households to toxic mercury, produce poor-quality light, and are sending American workers to the unemployment line…”Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are the least expensive alternative [to incandescent.] But the manufacture of CFLs is “labor intensive and too expensive to be done at U.S. wage rates,” according to a report from The Heartland Institute, which estimates that domestically produced CFLs would be 50 percent more expensive than bulbs manufactured in China…So instead of retrofitting its plant in Winchester, VA., to produce CFLs, GE closed the plant in September and laid off 200 workers.  CFLs are already being manufactured in China, and increasing American demand will no doubt create new jobs there.”

This whole ban is a ridiculous victory for the environmental wackos that hurts the American pocketbooks and sends jobs overseas to China.  A few Republicans have already introduced a bill in Congress to cancel the ban.  With a Republican majority in Congress soon, it has a great opportunity to pass—veto proof.

I wonder though.  As it stands now, do you think the comic strips will have to change their ‘idea’ symbols to the CFL as well?

*From ‘Maxine’ in an email I received recently:  “Let me get this straight. We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, Written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it and whose Speaker states we will pass it to see what it says, and by a congress that exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also smokes, With funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke.– What the hell could possibly go wrong?”  — I couldn’t have said it better, Maxine.

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