Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anybody wanna make a bet on which way he'll go?

DECISION SHIFT – The Obama administration is about to make a major decision on whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Canada to our Gulf Coast refineries. The decision was expected to be made by the State Department, but President Obama now hints that he personally will make it. It is critical that the pipeline be built. It will make us less dependent on the Mideast, and will add thousands of jobs. Modern technology can allow us to do this safely. Obama can appeal to his pre-industrial-age base by deciding against the line, and he'll make the Mideast oil nations happy. Or, he can appeal to the majority of Americans, even at the risk of some Saudi grumbling, or whatever they do over there. I'm not betting either way.

Link to Urgent Agenda

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson