Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Obama, A Lie Repeated A Thousand Times is Still a Lie

Obama is starting early on his Climate Crusade. At yesterday's "Climate Summit" he stated (via video) the following:

The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We've seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security.

The problem is, NONE of these are true.

Take rising sea levels, for instance. The truth is we're at the low ebb from 240 million years ago, and the rate of change is modest at best, and completely independent of any activity of mankind.

There is ample evidence that all the other items cited are equally bogus.

Once again I call for a modern-day Scopes Trial where the case for and against man-made climate change is made before a jury of laymen.

I have found every time rational human beings are provided with ALL the facts, both pro and con, inevitably they come away more skeptical of the global warming hype than when they went in.

Which is why there is so much effort being applied to stifling the debate ("The debate is over." Al Gore)

Now the global warming alarmists have a cheerleader in the highest office in the land. But regardless of who says it, or how many times it is said, a lie will always be a lie.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Civics 101 in the 3rd Grade

From a grade-school teacher:

We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream"

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.

Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream, and fifty percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.