Friday, May 30, 2008

"Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less"

There's a petition drive to send a message that we need to start leveraging our own resources to assure our continued independence. It is the "Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less" drive and I encourage you to visit the site and add your name to the petition. As of this date they've exceeded 100,000 signatures and are driving towards 200,000. If we get the word out, I suspect we'll far exceed that!

In my opinion, we're fighting a two pronged War on Terror: We have Radical Islam on one side, occupying our attention in Iraq, and we have Radical Environmentalism on the other side which has been attacking us here at home for the last thirty years. They've managed to hobble our oil explorations, our nuclear power generation and they're trying desperately to kill our economy with "Climate Change" legislation which could prove to be the last nail in the American Dream's coffin....all based on bogus science, no less.

So let your voice be heard. The ONLY thing that will impact the current oil crisis is for us to start leveraging our own resources.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Congressman Maxine Waters...or perhaps Marxine Waters?

In a priceless Kodak-moment, Maxine Waters, congresswoman from Los Angeles, ripped into the oil executives being grilled by a house committee. If you haven't seen the video, it's priceless!

But it's a scary commentary on the liberal agenda when you hear one say, "This liberal will be all about socializing....uh, err, uh...ummm.....basically, taking over your business!" I guess it's a good sign that the word "socializing" when applied to government commandeering American business sticks in her least while the cameras are rolling.

Memo to Marxine: Those "obscene profits" you're proposing taking are MINE, Ms. Dipstick! It's what I hope will someday fund my retirement....along with tens of thousands of other Americans just like me, including teachers, laborers, and anyone else who has a mutual fund retirement account!! I know I can't depend on you or your colleagues on Capitol Hill to provide for me in my twilight years, despite you constantly raiding my checkbook purportedly for that purpose (read Social Security.)

So keep your ignorant mitts off the companies that offer us some hope of meeting those future needs!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Global Warming Bringing Us More Benefits: Longer Days!

I wonder when man first uttered the words, "There aren't enough hours in the day"?

Well, our wish for more time in our days may finally be coming true, thanks to global warming.

In a New Scientist article a scientist in Belgium has determined that "The overall effect will be to give the planet a nudge from east to west, marginally slowing its rotation from west to east." In the end, we'll pick up about 1 microsecond.

Don't blink or you'll miss it several times over.

But a microsecond here and a microsecond there, over a billion years or so you might have a free vacation!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Teddy Roosevelt's Wisdom on Immigration

Back in 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt said:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Someone needs to remind the Washingtonians of this little piece of wisdom.

Al Gore Continues to Embarrass Himself

As can be expected, Al Gore's "No Tragedy Left Unexploited" policy continues. No sooner had the devastation in Myanmar hit the world press before Big Al was blaming it on global warming.

Unfortunately, as is so often the case, the facts seldom support his assertions. A review of the deadliest cyclones in history compiled at The Weather Underground show this one isn't even in the top ten. More importantly two of the Top Ten occured back in the 1970s, in the throes of the last eco-nut induced scare over global cooling.

Earth to Al: Instead of spending $300M on televised scaremongering, allocate some of it to doing some research so you don't have to continually suck on those size 12 loafers.

The Not-So-Scientific Science of Climate Change

A great article on how ridiculously inaccurate the current state of climate modeling is presented by Patrick Frank, a Ph.D. chemist with more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, on

Quoting from the article:

"So the bottom line is this: When it comes to future climate, no one knows what they’re talking about. No one. Not the IPCC nor its scientists, not the US National Academy of Sciences, not the NRDC or National Geographic, not the US Congressional House leadership, not me, not you, and certainly not Mr. Albert Gore. Earth’s climate is warming and no one knows exactly why. But there is no falsifiable scientific basis whatever to assert this warming is caused by human-produced greenhouse gasses because current physical theory is too grossly inadequate to establish any cause at all. "

Further he says:

"If our knowledge of future climates is zero then for all we know either suppressing CO2 emissions or increasing them may make climate better, or worse, or just have a neutral effect. The alternatives are incommensurate but in our state of ignorance either choice equally has two chances in three of causing the least harm.35 Complete ignorance makes the Precautionary Principle completely useless. There are good reasons to reduce burning fossil fuels, but climate warming isn’t one of them.
Some may decide to believe anyway. “We can’t prove it,” they might say, “but the correlation of CO2 with temperature is there (they’re both rising, after all),36 and so the causality is there, too, even if we can’t prove it yet.” But correlation is not causation,37 and cause can’t be assigned by an insistent ignorance. The proper response to adamant certainty in the face of complete ignorance38 is rational skepticism. And aren’t we much better off accumulating resources to meet urgent needs than expending resources to service ignorant fears?" (Emphasis is mine)

It's a worthwhile read.