Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Bill That Never Was

The House passed the fake global warming bill yesterday and I can't help wondering how as the text of the bill was not actually complete at the time of the vote. What, specifically were they voting on.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Not Exactly Jefferson

A long long time ago, statesmen could write. The art of crafting words so that people understand them is, to say the least a challenge. One that makes us hope our lawmakers are built of better stuff, at least in regards to that challenge. Gov. Mark Sanford's love letters to his mistress would seem to argue against the point, as my friend Janelle Holden aptly points out.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Biggest Tax in American History

The WSJ has a piece tomorrow (online today) talking about the actual costs of the Markey-Waxman global warming scam tax. Cap and trade has been a miserable failure wherever it has been tried. In most cases it has amounted to a tax funded incentive system for larger polluters. In even the best cases it has had little to no effect on carbon emissions and has crippled the economic environment for the poorest people. It will cost far more than even the most optimistic estimates of it's benefits. The CBO and House Democrats are deliberately hiding the real nature of it's overwhelming costs. Call your congressman and insist that they vote against this atrocious attempt to steal money from hard working class families.

This has gone too far. Throughout history people have tried to convince the masses that they can control the weather if we just give them enough money. We call them charlatans, snake oil salesman, grifters, con artists, hooligans, thieves, and of course congressman. Used to be we could take them out and shoot them. Now at least it's worth the phone call. Unless you have the extra 2 grand a year to spare. Or maybe you think now is a perfectly good time to pull the brake lever on the American economy.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Absence

For the half a dozen or so of you that read this blog regularly I'm sure you have noticed my distinct absence lately. Don't worry, I'm not giving up the blog. I am however moving to Portland to start a new job. This is, as you might imagine, eating a bunch of my time that I would normally spend ranting for you guys. Trust that when things settle I will redouble my efforts to bring you the highest quality inane rambling that I can.