Thursday, April 23, 2009

Why business people shouldn't be allowed to testify about important political matters

Would you buy an energy policy from this man?

Henry Waxman, the intrepid Congressman from the nuttier part of California is about to spring some climate hoax legislation on us.

Now you would think that business people would be more rational than your average Leftie, but you would be wrong.

While Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, assailed the bill as "an assault on the middle class," Meg McDonald, director of global issues for Alcoa, expressed her company's "support for comprehensive climate change legislation this year." Climate change, she said, requires "immediate action" from "every sector of society."

McDonald was echoed by Charles Holliday, chairman and one-time CEO of DuPont. "I firmly believe this is an opportunity for American industry to reinvent itself," he said. "We are fundamentally behind this approach."

Jim Rogers, the CEO of Duke Energy, said, "I recognize that we are part of the problem." Later, under questioning, he added, "We believe now is the time to act." David Crane, the CEO of NRG Energy, said that his company has a "moral imperative" to reduce its emissions "substantially."

All of this comes from the position that some business people take because they think they can manage the change. That, of course, is like trying to pet a snake. You can't do it. You have to defeat the legislation. You will have 100% input and 0% change. Stupid is as stupid does.

This sums it up.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the ranking member of Waxman's committee, suggested that if anyone wants to experience what life in America would be like after the proposed bill reduces US greenhouse gas emissions to 83 percent below 2005 levels—Waxman's stated goal—they should go live in a low-emissions Nigeria

I see no reason why not. After all, we already have a President from Kenya.


It's nice to have a research assistant

In my post on April 21, which you can read by clicking here, I noted that the FBI had produced a flyer in which so called "domestic" terrorists were targeted, and nothing said about radical Muslims.

I found this, which appears to be in conjunction with Janet Napolitano, Obamie's head of HLS attack on returning veterans and everybody else but radical Muslims worth noting. Especially when considered with Obamie's desire for a National Civilian Security Force that is just as big, just as powerful, just as well funded as the military.

To that you can add the mandatory volunteer service law just passed by Congress, including Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, and......

Well, I just keep getting this feeling that we are having a bad "being free" day.

Comes now my resident Leftie and valuable research assistant, aka Weeder Gander, who has nasty things to say about the source of the information about the FBI flyer. the Council of Conservative Citizens. You can read his comments in total by clicking on the link above and going to the comments section.

His basic claim is that the CoCC is a far right conservative group that is also racist and homophobic. Is he correct? Well, I direct you to their home page and you can read "Statement of Principles," by Dr. Sam Francis.

Now you can cut it anyway you want but I don't think the following means they are for equal rights.

We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.

Now as I have noted on various occasions, I am a social liberal. I believe in equal rights for all. I make this distinction because what is called a "liberal" today is actually a Left Winger who is not liberal about anything, believing in speech codes, anti-defense, hate laws, etc. and etc. and etc.

So there you go dear chums. If my using this group as a source for the flyer has caused you to start looking for white bedsheets while feeling strong urges to stand in the nearest school's door let me urge you to take two aspirins and seek help. Such things have no place in any country, especially ours.

But in the meantime, reserve a little worry about a media that is so in the tank for Obama that they have grown gills and a Congress that is not only for him, they are ahead of him.

Civilian National Security Force anyone? Mandatory Volunteer Service anyone? Coffee, Tea or Brown Shirts?

Add Israel to NATO

The new enemy of the West is ideological Islam. If NATO wants to be a useful instrument in defending the West against this enemy it needs to accept a new member state – Israel – and stop groveling to Turkey.

If you read nothing else today, read this article. Click here.