Monday, August 25, 2008

I wonder how

the luncheon gang liked the speech?

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Send in the clowns

Not only is this clown ripping us off as I noted here
She brags about it. First, the facts.

As reported on dontgomovement.com, Speaker Pelosi bought between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of stock in Pickens’ CLNE Corp. in May 2007 on the day of the initial public offering:

“She, and other investors, stand to gain a substantial return on their investment if gasoline prices stay high, and municipal, state and even the Federal governments start using natural gas as their primary fuel source. If gasoline prices fall? Alternative fuels and the cost to convert fleets over to them become less and less attractive.”

CLNE also happens to be the sponsor of Proposition 10, a ballot initiative in Pelosi’s home state of California to dole out a combined $10 billion in state and federal funds for renewable energy incentives -- namely, natural gas and wind.

And the amazing thing about this is that she knows nothing about fossil fuels!

BROKAW: Well, I think most people understand that, but at the same time, if we work our way off carbon-based fuels, in the meantime, this is not going to happen overnight.

PELOSI: No, it isn't, but you could -- again, you could reduce the price at the pump immediately with (inaudible). You can have a transition with natural gas. You can have a transition with natural gas. That is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels.
PELOSI: I'm -- I'm investing in something I believe in. I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels.
PELOSI: Well, that's not -- that is the marketplace. The fact is, the supply of natural gas is so big, and you do need a transition if you're going to go from fossil fuels, as you say, you can't do it overnight, but you must transition.

These investments in wind, in solar and biofuels and focus on natural gas, these are the real alternatives

Can we impeach someone for stupid and conflict of interest??


Read it again dear chums. She is blocking drilling for oil, which would reduce the price of natural gas which she is invested in, and she is hucking natural gas and wind which she is invested in!

If she was selling stock they'd put her in jail! I have never seen such a clear conflict of interest!

Great gobs of drizzling goose shit! Is there a Repub in the universe with a set of cajones on him big enough to demand her resignation?

The Hive - DemoCon In Denver

First night of Hussein Worship.

From sweetnes-light

Do your homework

The following is an excerpt from a serious article that manages to cover history that I opine most of us didn't know or hadn't thought about to reach the following unavoidable conclusion:

A few such shoots survived, regenerated, and grew into a new Europe, again full of self confidence and vigor between 1946 and 1966. But this new tree too is being sawed through by the West’s “best and brightest,” though not of the beribboned kind now. Running as fast and as far as they can from the evils of the two world wars, they are dragging the West right into the opposite evil.

Like a pendulum that can only quantum-leap from one extreme of its arch to the other, the 2008 heirs to the mantle of 1908 politicians have become their cartoon antithesis. Though Europe’s 20th century suicide in two parts should have discredited militarism, pusillanimity, chauvinism, racism, colonialism, gender and class discrimination and nihilism, the bien pensant have harnessed the blowback to discredit war in self-defense, courage, patriotism, white ethnicity, the white peoples’ self-determination, white males, inequality based on merit, and Christianity.

The Anglican Archbishop of the former Rule Britannia is now a promoter of sharia. Spain’s prime minister wants the country that once reconquered itself from Muslim rule, to let itself be conquered again. The Dutch want to sue a man for loss of profits when he warns of their colonization by people who boil over for cartoons, but bowl over for beheadings.

The Vikings are now the obsequious servants of their women and their imported freeloaders. Not that there was true glory in being savage brutes; but being eunuchs is not much better. And the United States, once of ‘manifest destiny,’ has curdled into a “proposition nation” of no discernible borders, language, culture or continuity -- as though the people who founded and built it, their culture and their descendants, never existed.

From the self-confidence and sense of superiority of the 1900s and 1950s, the West has evolved into a groveling clump of meek masochists, worshipping false idols because they are not the old false idols. The political, intellectual and artistic elite in every country of the West is now fawning on its previous perceived lessers: the non-white, the foreign ethnic, the non-Christian, the female, the homosexual, the dumb and deviant. And it does so as though such “minorities” had the sole purchase on virtue.

Forever fighting the previous war when it’s no longer relevant, eyes firmly planted on the realities of 1915 and 1940, Western elites are busy combating “racism,” “orientalism,” “ethnocentrism” and “sexism” that no longer exist in Western societies but exist in all others. And they do so by committing a dual act of treason. Its one prong is the forced dilution and suppression of the Western founding peoples’ racial, ethnic and cultural heritage and identity. Its other prong is the forced injection of the previously slighted “minorities” into the upper echelons of power, regardless of merit.

Just because a hundred years ago power was wielded by incompetent white males of dubious character, the main qualification for the new Praetorian Guard is to be a woman, a non-heterosexual, or a “person of color” of dubious wisdom. But only true meritocracy and ethnic cohesiveness can save the West from being destroyed by the spreading chaos from the Third World, and by the might of the East, where male oligarchies, tribal allegiance, and ruthless meritocracy still hold sway

Take the time to read the entire article. It proves that not all on the Internet is junk, and that it can be a great educational vehicle.

Link to Brussels Journal

Where are they?

Excuse me Mr. Obama, I mean Senator Obama, sir. Um . . . know you are busy and important and stuff. I mean running for president is very important and . . . ah . . . I hate to bother you. I will only take a minute ok, sir?

See, I have these missing pieces that are holding me up, and I was wondering sir, if you could take time out of your busy schedule and help me out. You know, no big deal, just someloose ends and things.

Hey, you have a nice place here!

The wife sees houses like this on TV all the time and says boy she wishes she had digs like this you know? Is that painting real? Really? Wow. I saw something like that in a museum once! Oh, sorry sir. I didn't mean to get off the track. So if you could just help me out a minute and give me some details, I will get right out of your way. I want to close this case and maybe take the wife to Coney Island or something.. Ever been to Coney Island ? No, I didn't think so. . . Well, listen, anyways, I can't seem to get some information I need to wrap this up. These things seem to either be 'locked' or 'not available'. I'm sure it's just some oversight or glitch or something, so if you could you tell me where these things are . I . . . have them written down here somewhere . . . oh wait.. Sorry about the smears. It was raining out. I'll just read it to you.

Could you help me please find these things, sir?

• Your Occidental College records

• Your Columbia College records

• Your Columbia Thesis paper

• Your Harvard College records

• Your Selective Service Registration

• Your medical records

• Your Illinois State Senate records

• Your Illinois State Senate schedule

• Your Law practice client list

• A Certified Copy of your original Birth certificate

• Your embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth

• Your Harvard Law Review articles that were published

• Your University of Chicago scholarly articles

• Your Record of baptism

Oh hey . . . listen! I know you are busy! Is this too much for you now? Tell you what. I will come back tomorrow. Give you some time to get these things together, you know? I know you are busy, so I will just let myself out. I will be back tomorrow.

Hat tip to Grant M!

The canary's report

I keep going to what's happening in Europe because it truly is the canary in the coal mine.

A Somalian woman who came to Norway more than 10 years ago is harshly criticizing her fellow Somalian immigrants and Norwegian authorities. In a new book, she claims Somalians themselves don't want to integrate into Norwegian society, and that Norwegian welfare programs make it easy for them to remain isolated

That's fairly typical of all welfare programs that aren't tied to work programs that are rigorously enforced. Give them money and they stay isolated. They have no reason to come out.

She claims that resistance to integration is widespread especially among Somalian men, who fear losing their culture and religion. Many are afraid of Norwegians and view them as infidels who can't be trusted.

The questions that needs to be asked to the immigrants is, "If your culture is so great, why were you forced to come here?? And if you weren't forced, why are
you here?"

In her book, entitled "See us!" (Se oss!), Amal Aden claims the Somalians also exploit the Norwegian welfare state and have many children in order to qualify for more welfare payments. Many couples also "divorce" under Norwegian law in order for the women to receive even more welfare payments as single mothers, only to continue to live under Somalian customs with their Somalian husbands and have more children, the author claims.

Here again there is nothing new. Welfare rules that reward the man leaving the household while also rewarding additional children is exactly the formula that created an almost permanent underclass in the US.

She writes that violence is a part of life in Somalian homes, that young girls are often molested and women and children are intentionally kept isolated. Many Somalian men, she claims, prefer to live on welfare than accept jobs seemingly below their social status.

Culture again that could be effectively changed by using workfare rather than welfare. You want to eat? Work.

Several Somalian activists in Norway are already rejecting the book and blasting Amal Aden for criticizing immigrants traumatized by war and poverty in their homeland. "Half of the Somalians in Norway have been here less than five years, have little education and have problems integrating," claims Said Abdulwahab. "It doesn't help to criticize them."

No surprise here. First we get the excuse of what happened followed by the excuse that they have little education, been there for less than five years and have trouble integrating. Aren't these the same people who won't take jobs they think beneath them and accept welfare??

Abdulwahab has five daughters himself aged four to 14, but has sent them all to school in Kenya. Not, he claims, because Norwegians can't be relied upon but because he wants them to get a good education.

No. He wants his daughters to be educated per Sharia law.

Isn't the question really, why has Norway let these people in?

And isn't it time that we look at what we are doing?

Link to Islamineurope

Bounce??? What bounce??

NOTE, AT 9:31 A.M. ET: First tracker of the day is out. Rasmussen shows no change from yesterday, with Obama up three. Apparently, the selection of Biden has had no significant effect in this poll.
BULLETIN, AT 9:12 A.M. ET: Reader Howard Lohmuller alerts us to a new CNN poll, just posted, showing the race tied, with Obama down seven since the CNN poll last month. The key point: The poll was taken after the selection of Biden. Guy did a lot of good, didn't he?


They have to get something out of all the hoopla that will be tossed out like the manure my Dad use to fertilize the pasture with, but this isn't a good start.