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Bloviating Zeppelin: September 2011

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The day the earth stood still . . .


. . . is the day that both the president and vice-president actually told the truth.

First, Joe Biden (audio here):

Vice President Joe Biden told Florida radio station WLRN on Thursday that voters should hold President Barack Obama, not former President George W. Bush, accountable for the poor state of America’s economy.

Conservative PAC American Crossroads circulated the startling statement Thursday afternoon, expecting it will take Democratic campaign strategists by surprise.

“Right now, understandably — totally legitimate — this is a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature of the state of the economy,” Biden said.

Polls indicating that more Americans blame Bush for the economy than Obama are not relevant, Biden said.

Second, Barack Hussein Obama:

President Barack Obama told an audience of high school students in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that he was “not always the very best student” and that ethics “would not have made it on the list” of his favorite subjects.

“I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,” Obama said, speaking at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.

“I did not love every class I took. I wasn’t always paying attention the way I should have,” Obama said. “I remember when I was in 8th grade I had to take a class called ethics. Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics would have made it on the list.”

I would submit: facts in evidence.

For once, the two top men in the current administration are truthful.

Will wonders never cease?

BZ


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Massachusetts Video:



Your thoughts on Elizabeth Warren (running for US Senate in Massachusetts, to oppose Scott Brown) and her video? [Is that why they call those who vote for Warren's ilk Massholes?]

BZ

P.S.
Thanks to An Ordinary American for the video!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why We Need LESS Democracy:


I have a minimum of three posts backed up for today.

That said, I had to push those posts aside for this one.

A The New Republic article suggests -- no, STATES -- that this nation needs to set aside the US Constitution.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Why we need less democracy.

In an 1814 letter to John Taylor, John Adams wrote that “there never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” That may read today like an overstatement, but it is certainly true that our democracy finds itself facing a deep challenge: During my recent stint in the Obama administration as director of the Office of Management and Budget, it was clear to me that the country’s political polarization was growing worse—harming Washington’s ability to do the basic, necessary work of governing. If you need confirmation of this, look no further than the recent debt-limit debacle, which clearly showed that we are becoming two nations governed by a single Congress—and that paralyzing gridlock is the result.

So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

So let's just institute a monarchy.

Let's just make Mr Obama a King.

BZ

P.S.
Not out of the realm of possibilities for the Left.

King Obama.

All hail!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Obama and blacks: more views

Deroy Murdock writes in the National Review Online:


Obama Lies about the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’
His party, not the Republicans, is the obstacle.

‘This Congress, they are accustomed to doing nothing, and they’re comfortable with doing nothing, and they keep on doing nothing,” President Obama whined at a September 15 Democratic National Committee gathering in a private Washington residence.

Now that his “Blame Bush” hobby horse finally has retired to the glue factory, Obama resorts to pinning America’s woes on the “Do-Nothing Congress.” If only these parliamentarians would stop taking endless lunches, sipping cocktails at Capitol Hill happy hours, and napping at their desks, America might have some chance of returning to normal.

Obama speaks as if the entire Congress were in lock-step Republican opposition to his every initiative. Damn those pesky elephants!

Of course, Obama’s rhetoric cynically turns things upside down.

Congress consists of a do-something House of Representatives, run by Republicans, and a do-nothing Senate controlled by Obama’s very own Democrats. Obama evidently believes that if he can keep spouting clever lies and distortions, no one will call him on it. Well, it’s time to do so.

The 112th Congress has been characterized by a very active legislative pace in the Republican House, featuring the passage of many measures designed to revive America’s exhausted economy.

The Democratic Senate, meanwhile, is a much lazier place, where House Republicans’ measures go to die.

The figures bear this out, beyond debate.Translated: Mr Obama, when are you ever going to begin taking responsibility and custody of your actual actions and inactions?

THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is a telling measure that NO ONE in the DEM/MSM want you to realize or understand:

While House Republicans adopted a budget last April 15, the Democratic Senate has not approved a budget since April 29, 2009. This Democratic inaction seems to violate the U.S. Congressional Budget Act, which requires passage of an annual budget resolution. Indeed, the Senate rejected Obama’s budget in May by a vote of 0 to 97 — with every Democrat in the chamber voting nay.

And, oh yes, Mr Murdock is black.

Contrast this with Fornicalia Demorat Representative Maxine Waters, who is outwardly "curious" but inwardly PISSED because, in his recent address to the black caucus, Mr Obama said, pointedly, TO blacks:
Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do."

Further, Politico.com notes that Rep Waters said:
The California Democrat told CBS’s “Early Show” the president would never have addressed other communities like gays or Jews or Hispanics in the way he did at the annual awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday when he told the audience to “stop complaining.”

“I don’t know who he was talking to, because we’re certainly not complaining,” said Waters, who has been critical of Obama in the past. “We are working. We support him and we are protecting that base because we want people to be enthusiastic about him when that election rolls around.”

Mr Obama, of course, clearly loves Jews anyway.

Whilst, at that black caucus, Mr Obama dropped the "g" at the end of every "ing" word and ensured there was just a bit of a "southern negro" twang and stridency in his address, along with a decibel level that he hoped would be reminiscent of Martin Luther King -- a man who, despite his dalliances, was geometrically and infinitely the greater person than Mr Obama could ever hope to be.

Pandering, thy word is Obama.

And let Mr Obama attempt to even hold blacks to task for a brief moment?

An unthinkable event!

Everyone can see the screeds and hypocrisies rampant here, yes?

BZ


UPDATE:

Tavis Smiley, PBS-funded, doesn't care much for Mr Obama's remarks at the black caucus either; but, specifically, Smiley is doing the same thing as Mr Obama.

And here's the rub -- Maxine Waters (above) asks how Mr Obama could possibly speak to blacks like that, when he wouldn't dare do so to Mexicans or Asians or gays?

And here's the answer blacks won't like: because Mr Obama is perceived as black! He can "get away with it." So under the guise of blacks being able to say and write the word "nigger" because they're black (and many other "specialty" situations) -- so can Mr Obama do this.

Omigosh, blacks having a reverse taste of their own racial medicine, perchance?

Breaks my little clotted heart, it does.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Freudian?

From the Los Angeles Times.

Read the article. Now make sure you play the video.

Freudian?

BZ

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winning The Florida Straw Poll: Herman CAIN??


Of the 2,600+ votes cast, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain won the CPAC Florida straw poll on Saturday, with these results:

  • Herman Cain, 37.1%
  • Rick Perry, 15.4%
  • Mitt Romney, 14.0%
  • Rick Santorum, 10.9%
  • Ron Paul, 10.4%
  • Newt Gingrich, 8.4%
  • Jon Huntsman, 2.3%
  • Michele Bachmann, 1.5%
The Hill concludes that Rick Perry is certainly not unbeatable. Whatever he did, he did to himself. And the return numbers for Bachmann are, at minimum, execrable: last place.

Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain has, obviously, clear experience in the business arena with minimal experience in politics. However, he not only had to meet a payroll but manage a large business that spanned states, nations and continents. Good for Herman Cain. As opposed to certain current personnel, he's actually had to work in the cut-throat environment of private business, exhibited both management and leadership skills -- and not only met those challenges but thrived and succeeded.

Would I object to Herman Cain? Certainly not. Perhaps with a tip-o-the-cap to Marco Rubio or Allen West as VP?

As always, things are in a state of damned-near-unpredictable flux.

BZ

P.S.
And it has so pissed off the Leftists that Mr Cain is successful, black and Republican.



Saturday, September 24, 2011

GOP Debate: No Fire Whatsoever



I'll sum up the Fox News/Google Thursday night GOP debate:

Disappointing.

But there were some insight3B">this come from? Perry sounds more like an apologist on the order of GW Bush. Deja vu all over again?

Mitt Romney handled himself with greater aplomb than Perry. Romney was the class act of the night's field. He was the objective "winner."

Ron Paul was -- uh -- Ron Paul. He'd do for gold what Obama did for the dollar.

Bachman came off poorly. Gingrich came off much, much better than her. The rest of the group is, at this point -- also considering Herman Cain, who came off not just well but superb -- mostly unelectable in reality.

But the bottom line?

Who burned for the GOP?

Who could face Mr Obama in a debate and set the TV screen on fire for the Conservative side of the equation?

At this point?

No one that I can discern.

BZ

P.S.
My greatest thanks to Bushwack at American & Proud for his fabulous assistance with my new masthead, which I designed and then he, with his massive HTML skills, installed perfectly!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rep. Tom McClintock: Federal Forests & Land Usage


I am lucky enough to live in Representative Tom McClintock's Fornicalia area (District 4), which includes more rural areas of the state -- the upper northeastern portion of Fornicalia down to an area just south of Lake Tahoe -- inclusive of Butte, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and (a portion of) Sacramento counties.

"All politics is local" as has been said, and so it is with my area and other areas affected by the federal government in terms of land, water and forest management. District 4 is not generally a high-density population zone; it is, however, an area utilized by vacationers, hikers, campers, rural residents (like myself) and those who have purposely determined to flee the crush of people, traffic and crime.


Those who know me, know that I still work for a major law enforcement agency in the Sacramento valley after 35+ years, but live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at roughly the 4,000-foot elevation. I moved in 1993 because I was just tired of living in a social vise. A homicide next door had nothing to do with that movement -- whilst I was called by my own SWAT team in the dead of night to identify my young neighbor suspect, Brian Frye. And I cannot yet afford to retire primarily due to economic -- like the rest of you -- issues.

That said, my representative made a major, insightful and significant speech on September 20th before the subcommittee on national parks, forests and public lands:

By Tom McClintock on September 20, 2011

Gifford Pinchot, the founder of the U.S. Forest Service, gave a series of lectures at the Yale School of Forestry from 1910 to 1915, in which he propounded maxims for the (quote) “Behavior of Foresters in Public Office.” Among them:

  • A public official is there to serve the public and not run them.
  • Public support of acts affecting public rights is absolutely required.
  • It is more trouble to consult the public than to ignore them, but that is what you are hired for.
  • Find out in advance what the public will stand for. If it is right and they won’t stand for it, postpone action and educate them.
  • Get rid of an attitude of personal arrogance or pride of attainment or superior knowledge.

Since taking office, I have been inundated with citizen complaints over conduct amounting to the very opposite of Pinchot’s maxims. I want to thank Chairman Bishop and the sub-committee for responding to these complaints and coming to Sacramento to hear firsthand from the people directly victimized.

We will hear about a multitude of exclusionary policies adopted by the current administration including:
  • Imposing inflated fees that are forcing the abandonment of family cabins held for generations;
  • Shutting down long-established community events upon which many small and struggling mountain towns depend for tourism;
  • Expelling long-standing grazing operations on specious grounds – causing damage both to the local economy and the federal government’s revenues;
  • Closing long-used roads, many of which are parts of county road systems essential to local residents and even obstructing county efforts to provide maintenance from local budgets to keep those roads open.
  • Obstructing the sound management of our forests, creating both severe fire dangers and chronic unemployment. For example, the Forest Service has dramatically reduced its Timber Harvest Target and then boasts they’re going to achieve 90 percent of their reduced target.
During this hearing, we will also hear the usual excuses by activist political groups supporting these policies. It is important to understand the context of their assurances.

For example, after doing everything possible to discourage motorized access to our forests, the activists now cite decreased motorized use of our forests as evidence the public has lost interest and they are merely responding to changing demand.

After imposing punitive new conditions on routine events with the obvious intention of shutting them down, the activists tell us that they’re merely trying to assure the victims of these punitive conditions pay for them.

After driving out cabin owners and grazing operations with cost-prohibitive fees, we’re told they’re just trying to reflect market conditions, raising the question, if these are market rates, why aren’t the cabin sites and grazing lands being re-leased?

We’re told they have to shut down forest roads for lack of funds, yet as we will hear, their policies are to actively obstruct local communities seeking to use their own funds to maintain these vital roads.

Frankly, I believe the sophistries in the written testimonies submitted to this subcommittee by the administration and these so-called environmental advocacy groups border on intellectual dishonesty.

I do want to acknowledge that there have been some improvements over the last few months and I want to thank Randy Moore for what he has done to produce them.

For example, the Forest Service has removed inflammatory leftist anti-grazing propaganda from official Forest Service plaques within the Tahoe National Forest and local officials are reporting that consultation by the Forest Service has improved to a limited extent.

However, these are exceptions. The sum total of these policies clearly seems more in line with the radical leftist agenda to drastically limit any human presence from vast tracts of public land, an objective antithetical to the original aims of the U.S. Forest Service and hostile to the values and principles of any free society.

The preservation of our forests for future generations does not mean closing them to the current generation.

I believe that the vast timber, land and recreational assets administered by the U. S. Forest Service represent a limitless and renewable source of prosperity for our nation and for our local economies, a portion of which can then be redirected to assure the maintenance and preservation of the national forest lands for the use, enjoyment and prosperity of the American people in perpetuity. But, that will require a significant change in policy within the current administration.

I am subject to all the strictures of the county, state and federal governments in my area. And I can tell you from my own perspective that Mr McClintock is absolutely correct in his words.

You already know how scathingly non-responsive the federal government was in terms of Mr Obama's speech to farmers, as I wrote on August 20th. As in: dismissive, arrogant and uneducated.

For example, I have to keep my land groomed, cleaned and as fire-safe as possible, or I am subject to citation from CalFire. I spend roughly $1,000 each season in order to do this; $500 for labor and $500 for a 30-cubic-yard+ dumpster through Tahoe-Truckee.

The federal government, however, isn't subject to this stricture. There are 20+ years of tree and brush deadfall in the forests surrounding me and -- further -- this extremely seasoned deadfall cannot lawfully be removed. I can look at my next door neighbor's yard, for example, and see almost a half-foot's difference between my land's level and hers in terms of brush and needle depth.

Out in the surrounding forests when I hike or ride, I can show you areas where the land is rife with brush, fallen trees, at least a foot of squishy needles and detritus.

But no, one cannot clear that land or log those trees or harvest those pieces of fallen and broken timber for, if nothing else, valuable fire wood in winter.

And fires in summer set by accident, arsonists, campers or nature?

Oh my. What incredible tinder purposely exists in this state -- in the Sierra Nevada Mountains -- for a conflagration that could not remotely be stemmed due to (literally) years of neglect. Let me please repeat and emphasize this word: NEGLECT.

I cringe every summer and cannot wait for fall, then winter. Today is the "official" first day of fall.

Doesn't make any difference; my fire season is not yet over.

BZ

P.S.
I'll wager that the bulk of my reader's don't exist in high-density areas like New York or Chicago, Detroit or San Francisco. I'll wager that the bulk of my readers live in moderate-to-low density portions of the nation and know, inherently, that the federal regulations and federal mindsets do and will affect them as well.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rep. Joe Walsh: Media Will Show ‘Real Desperation’ to Protect Obama


No, not Joe Walsh the guitar player with The Eagles, formerly of James Gang.

Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois.

From CNSNews.com:

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Joe Walsh (R.-Ill.) said Wednesday in an interview with Media Research Center President Brent Bozell that he believes the media will show “real desperation” to protect President Barack Obama during the 2012 campaign.

“This guy pushed every one of the media’s buttons,” Walsh said. “He was liberal, he was different, he was new, he was black. Oh my God, it was the potpourri of everything.

"They are so vested in our first black president not being a failure that it’s going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to to protect him,” Walsh continued. “They, I believe, will spout this racist line if some of their colleagues up here aren’t doing it aggressively enough. There is going to be a real desperation."

Those are, at the very least, facts in evidence. Everyone with a modicum of common sense knows that the entire American and Euro media have been and still are "in the tank" for The One.

Despite the fact that Mr Obama is a racist, is a liar, was schooled in the works of Marx, Ayers, Alinsky, Reverend Wright, is a supporter of Cloward-Piven, Agenda 21, et al.

The problem with Mr Obama was that he discovered the PDB: the President's Daily Brief. He came to realize that the world is not so clear on a daily basis; that there are factions operating purposely to bring him down as the leader of the United States of America. And he discovered that he enjoyed being the Mystic-In-Chief with regard to covert operations in Pakistan, Egypt and Libya.

Twist and fail.

Palin pulls within five points of Obama -- and she's not even in the race.

We can't even talk to each other -- texting is preferred over actual calls.

We are on the verge of a cosmic depression.

Moody's de-ratings.

And yet, if you ask the Left, Mr Obama is poised to a new win.

I say:

Bullshit.

BZ

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ObakaKare: Crushing What Little Healthcare Coverage You Have Left



Confirmed by a Demorat who drank every bit of the Leftist Kool-Aid -- but is still a doctor. From Howard Dean at The Washington Examiner:

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman, and doctor, Howard Dean backed a McKinsey & Co. survey today that found that almost a third of private-sector employers will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare's government-managed insurance exchanges come online.

Dean told Morning Joe, "The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don't like, but I do, and I think its true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect."

The reason Democrats fought so hard to dismiss the McKinsey survey when it was released is because its conclusion undermines two major claims Obama made during all the health care debates: "If you like your health plan, you can keep it" and "It will not add one penny to the deficit."

Lies all around. From a bill passed in the proverbial "dead of night" which transgressed the exclusive "transparency" PROMISED by the Obama Administration. A bill RAMMED down the throats of DC and American citizens. Dean says it's good for small businesses. Meaning: small businesses are going to drop healthcare coverage like a plate of glowing Uranium 238.

About to come to fruition.

Get a grip, Americans: with everything else, you're about to be screwed by Mr Obama with a white-hot piece of rebar up your collective and individual taxpaying asses.

At least it might cauterize your wounds. For a few minutes.

You not only voted him in, you're funding him.

Live with it.

BZ

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blacks Love Their FREE CHEESE



I submit: that video says it all.

BZ

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fornicalia To Outlaw "Open Carry" In Public


Currently, because I am a full time peace officer in Fornicalia (though ancient, with about 40 years of service), I know that it is lawful for a citizen to openly carry a handgun in a holster, unloaded, in public. Some 2nd Amendment advocates have done so -- lawfully -- in recent Fornicalia demonstrations.

Because of this -- and the TEA Party/Right-linked inference, the Fornicalia legislature passed a bill recently, now sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk, which would forbid the practice completely, making any public carry of a firearm, unloaded, illegal.

Under the current section PC 12025 of the Fornicalia penal code:

(f) Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section.Meaning that, in this fashion, you cannot be arrested for "carrying a concealed firearm" under PC 12025 if the weapon is unloaded.

However, section (A) of PC 12025 states:
Both the pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person and the unexpended ammunition capable of being discharged from that firearm are either in the immediate possession of the person or readily accessible to that person, or the pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person is loaded as defined in subdivision (g) of Section 12031.

. . . which makes you guilty of "carrying a concealed firearm" in concert with the firearm actually being concealed on your person or in a vehicle.

California penal code section PC 12031 states:
(a) (1) A person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when he or she carries a loaded firearm on his or her person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.

Violations of both of these sections are misdemeanors and citeable; that is to say, in Fornicalia, a physical arrest is not mandated; a citation would suffice, dependent upon a number of variables. So far.

To date, open public carry of a handgun in Fornicalia is legal, as long as you are not in a post office, government building, school zone and a number of other delineated areas. The handgun must be displayed openly and be unloaded.

Some Fornicalia officers would, however, argue that carrying an unloaded firearm openly on your person and its ammo somewhere else (as in a pocket) is itself per se illegal. On its face, absent other circumstances, officers thinking that would be wrong. Lawful, abiding citizens not intending to commit a felony would be conducting themselves properly, in general. People v. Clark (1996) 45 Cal.App.4th 1147 , 53 Cal.Rptr.2d 99 -- indicates so.

Go here for California Open Carry.org.

Go here for the open carry argument.

Go here for a further analysis of the definition of "loaded" in Fornicalia.

Finally, from the LA Times article:
Brown has until early October to act on the bill, and his past comments and actions on the issue of guns have sent a mixed message. In April, he told a gathering of police officers that it is natural for people to have guns in their homes, and said he owned three firearms.

The Logical Extension, as I like to call it, is this: as goes Fornicalia, so goes the rest of the nation. Leftists and Socialists and Liberals and "Progressives" recognize it. With that in mind, the bill's passage (or not) will either buttress support for the 2nd Amendment -- or start the anti-gun snowball rolling down the hill, gravity-fed, in other states.

BZ

Saturday, September 17, 2011

US To Bail Out The EU?

Quite possibly.

From MSNBC.com:

The U.S. is coming to Europe's financial rescue.

So far, America's role is fairly limited. But if the crisis continues to grow and the U.S. takes on a wider role, U.S. consumers and taxpayers could feel a bigger impact. The biggest exposure could come from America's status as the single largest source of money for the International Monetary Fund.

The latest round of American financial assistance came Thursday with a promise by the Federal Reserve to swap as many dollars for euros as European bankers need. In the short run, those transactions won't have much impact because the central banks are simply swapping currencies of equal value. If the move helps avert a wider crisis, it could help spare the global economy from another recession.

But over the long term, consumers could feel the impact of central bankers flooding the financial system with cash, according to John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics.

"This is a lender of last resort function," he told CNBC. "With the dollar injections that the Fed has done, it's like giving a patient medicine with really bad side effects." Ryding said the bad side effect in the U.S. has been inflation, which has picked up to 3.8 percent year over year.

Fed policymakers meet next week to decide whether the flagging U.S. economy needs another round of easy-money measures that could include buying more Treasury bonds to push more cash into the financial system.

So far, no one has floated publicly the idea of the U.S underwriting a broader bailout of the European financial system. But Senate Republicans have already voiced concerns over such a move

Your taxpayer dollars at work.

BZ


Friday, September 16, 2011

Nobel Prize Winner Resigns Over "Global Warming"


From FoxNews.com:

The global warming theory left him out in the cold.

Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that "global warming is occurring."

The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man's actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.

Giaever does not agree -- and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.

"I resign from APS," Giaever wrote.

Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that "the evidence is incontrovertible."

"In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?" he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society.

"The claim … is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this 'warming' period," his email message said.

To deny so-called "Global Warming" is to deny the standard 70s VW van bumper stickers:
  • Question Authority
  • Disco is to music as Etch-A-Sketch is to art
Or, more pointedly, as AlGor says: "Global Warming skeptics are this generation's racists."

"Global Warming" is more specious bullshit prompted by the Religious Left in order to take control, by government, of various corporations, processes, agencies, businesses, with the purposeful confiscation of additional monies from American taxpayers in mind. Laws are being drafted and advocated that would completely collapse entire viable economic systems.

With the final goal to be the complete enabling of Cloward-Piven, the destruction of this country, the subsumation of American Power, and the triumph of government and Socialism over any amount of the private sector.

Socialist powers wish to re-create Europe. When, in fact, those selfsame powers cannot see that this paradigm clearly does not work -- not then -- not now. With Europe abandoning its former thoughts.

What was said about history?
- Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana

BZ

Thursday, September 15, 2011

God's Gonna Cut You Down:



From Johnny Cash.

He understood.

BZ

New York: A Portent of 2012?

I just spent three hours making a new post.

And Blogger just fucked it into gibberish.

I'm about done with Blogger.

I'm not gone; I'm just stewing.

BZ

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kenyans: Smarter Than Sewage?

Apparently not.

75+ people killed in Nairobi due to an innate misunderstanding of reality.


Idiocy of this nature actually gives the appellation "Third World" a bad name.

And my blunt honesty makes you quite uncomfortable, doesn't it?

As well it should.

This pleases me.

Darwin at work, yes?

BZ


Monday, September 12, 2011

Paul Krugman: Correct?

From the New York Times, Paul Krugman wrote yesterday (9/11):

September 11, 2011, 8:41 am

The Years of Shame

Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

Mr Krugman, of course, disabled comments on his post.

Does Mr Krugman have it partially correct, all wrong, or all right?

BZ

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years After



























2,977 deaths.

2,403 deaths at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

What have we learned, following 9-11-2001?

I submit: not nearly enough.

BZ

P.S.
Click on photos to enlarge greatly.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pushing The Envelope, Part VI:

The human being has always pushed the envelope into and beyond the realms of danger. This is the sixth of various weekend postings displaying how restless Man is with the mundane and how he purposely crosses the threshold into danger willingly -- and sometimes unwillingly.

Now witness: Danny MacAskill -- who is not a teenager but a mature adult (26 years old) whose skills are rather preternatural.



Beautifully filmed in Scotland, it illustrates the amazing connection that can occur between Man and Simple Machine -- and reminiscent of Parkour. Enjoy!

BZ

P.S.
Please see my previous five "Pushing The Envelope" parts:

Part V: Black Devil
Part IV: Train Wrecks
Part III: Ghost Rider
Part II: Bas Rutten, Street Fighter
Part I: Parkour

P.P.S.
Thanks, Chris!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Perry vs Obama


BZ

Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Man And His Dog, Pt II:

Earlier, on August 26th, I wrote about the devoted dog who refused to leave the casket of his owner, SEAL member Petty Officer Jon Tumilson, one of 22 SEALs shot down in Afghanistan in their Chinook helo on August 6th -- a crash that killed thirty-eight soldiers and crew members overall.

Tumilson's Labrador retriever, Hawkeye (below and above), was being taken care of, temporarily, by a friend.

From the UK Mail Online, it appears the friend, Scott Nichols, has had Tumilson's dog Hawkeye willed to him.


BZ

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Maxine Waters: give blacks MORE!

Representative Maxine Waters, a black female Fornicalia Demorat -- of course -- wants the United States to fund a new jobs program of a TRILLION DOLLARS or more.

Hey, no problem. Pocket change. From her Sunday appearance on Meet The Press:

I’m talking about a jobs program of a trillion dollars or more. We’ve got to put Americans to work. That’s the only way to revitalize this economy. When people work they earn money, they spend that money, and that’s what gets the economy up and going."



What can you say about this, other than it is based solely in race by a female black Demorat whose only existence is predicated on naught but race.

Ignorant OTRPs (One Trick Racist Ponies) like Maxine Waters are so yesterday and, on the other hand, so incredibly transparent. They exist not to "move on" from race issues but to keep race issues on Front Street solely to pander to the ignorant, the racist, those who generationally have relatively prospered from Free Cheese.

I can remember, even in the early 80s when I was married to my first wife, who was a nurse -- and worked in what was then the "county" hospital where those on welfare delivered their children. After working there, and then working for a private hospital, she said she had never been called more bad names than there. By welfare women. Black, Mexican, white, it didn't matter. She was called a bitch, a cunt, a fucking whore. By women, delivering children, who didn't have to pay one red cent for their personal delivery care. One of the major reasons she decided to leave and strike out on her own, not connected to the county or the state in L&D -- Labor and Delivery -- her favorite venue.

A racist like Waters does nothing more than confirm people's racial stereotypes and keep her "own people" down. It puts money in her personal bank account every month. She smiles inwardly with every check stub.

She no more has a concept of what a "trillion" actually means than she can grasp any concept that isn't racially-shaded.

To Maxine and Al and Jesse et al: you simply need to go away and die off. Only then might this country actually shed its Race Glasses and move ahead.

As opposed to doctors who say: "first, do no harm." The Race and Poverty Pimps and Pimpettes say: "first, line my pockets."

BZ

Monday, September 05, 2011

China wants to purchase LA Dodgers baseball team


First, China holds one of our planes and its crew hostage under President GW Bush in 2001. Bush does nothing in response.

Second, China purchases a massive bulk of our debt. DC does nothing in response.

Third, China holds the largest fleet of diesel-electric submarines extant and recently commissions its own 1,000-foot aircraft carrier making it, clearly, a true Blue Water navy.

Now, China wants to purchase the Los Angles Dodgers baseball team.

Why not?

Let's just allow China to steamroller our entire nation over and over.

And do nothing in response.

Happy Labor Day.

Because, after all, our heavy industries are now in other countries -- including China -- and we have lost our steel and major manufacturing capabilities.

So: enjoy your Labor Day. Grill your steaks. If you can afford them. If you have a job. If you still have a modicum of a pension. We can't even build our own -- literally -- bridges.

Welcome to 9.5% national unemployment. Which is a highly-incorrect figure. Welcome to 20% Fornicalia unemployment. Welcome to almost 50% unemployment in certain Fornicalia cities and counties. Welcome to one-in-ten Americans unemployed.

And that doesn't even factor the ILLEGALS in the country STEALING jobs from lawful citizens.

Though the federal government has decided this is an acceptable thing. And Fornicalia deciding it will fund ILLEGAL MEXICANS into college with taxpayer dollars.

For one reason only: VOTES.

BZ


Sunday, September 04, 2011

New San Francisco Bay Bridge: built in CHINA and NOT the United States

On October 17th of 1989, at 5:04 pm (PST), the Loma Prieta Earthquake caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage in the State of Fornicala, killing 63 people and injuring 3,757 people.

Some double-deck portions of the I-880 (Nimitz) freeway in Oakland collapsed down, killing 42 people. [I posted some remarkable and detailed photographs (that no others had) of another freeway incident in the Bay Area when a tanker fire absolutely melted steel -- just as it did on 9/11 -- though some people insisted that could never occur, then and now.]

The former elevated Embarcadero Freeway - SR (State Route) 480 -- was also brought down and then never replaced.

Additionally, one 50-foot section of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge likewise collapsed, killing one person, sending them (in their car) down to the waters below (see photo). One month later, the bridge was re-opened.


The current bridge, still in use, consists of two separate decks; the upper deck moves five lanes westbound into San Francisco on I-80, and the lower deck moves five lanes eastbound into Oakland and the rest of the East Bay on I-80. I had business there just this past weekend and traveled over the bridge.


Decisions were made that, because of stability problems, the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge would be rebuilt to a large degree. It was clear that quake issues necessitated major repair or replacement for future safety and endurance. The Bay Bridge western span underwent large seismic retrofitting.

The largest project is the eastern span replacement, and is expected to be completed in 2013.

See the photo below.


But, mind you, where is it that the steel and overall fabrication for the eastern span replacement project sources?

Oh, yes: that would be CHINA.

From -- oddly enough -- the UK Telegraph:

New San Francisco bridge built in China to be shipped to US

First, China made cut-price clothes and knick-knacks. Then it learned how to make mobile phones and iPads. Now it is making a 2,050 ft-long bridge spanning the San Francisco bay.

Next month, four enormous steel skeletons, the last of the 12 segments of the bridge, will be shipped 6,500 miles from Shanghai to San Francisco before being assembled on site.

The bridge, which will connect San Francisco to Oakland on the other side of the bay, is a sign of how China has moved on from building roads and ports in Africa and the developing world and is now aggressively bidding for, and winning, major construction and engineering projects in the United States and Europe.

We couldn't build these sections in the United States? We didn't have the smelting capability? We didn't have the workers? We didn't have the industrial memory or the physical plant? What WAS it that said: America couldn't do it?

But yet: China can?

Are you beginning to understand the length, breadth and depth, America?

No; I suspect you do not. You can't be bothered to wonder about this and ask the requisite questions.

You just want your TV pablum, texting, and your Free Cheese.

You ignorant masses.

With your young futures purposely, by Leftists, uneducated and naive and isolated.

This is only one of thousands of things that will have dire US consequences.

My God, ladies and gentlemen; we can't even fabricate our own bridges.

BZ


Saturday, September 03, 2011

Another reason to keep importing illegal Mexicans into the US:


If we want the United States to not only look like Mexico but be Mexico -- then keep it up, DC politicians.

Because, of course, Mexico is such a wonderful country. To wit, from the Associated Press:

Official: 140 Acapulco schools close over threats

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press – 4 days ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Only one week into the school year, 140 elementary schools in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco closed Monday after teachers refused to show up for fear of extortion threats and kidnappings by drug gangs.

About 600 teachers in the slums on Acapulco's mountainsides said they were intimidated by recent cases of extortion and abduction, said Julio Bernal, schools delegate for the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Bernal said 140 of about 1,400 schools in Acapulco didn't open.

Two teachers said at least four of their peers had been kidnapped on the outskirts of Acapulco in the past eight days. The teachers agreed to discuss the situation only if their names were not used, saying they feared for their safety.

One of the teachers, who works at an elementary school, said she had seen men drive by the school with rifles sticking out vehicle windows. She said fellow teachers had received extortion threats demanding they give half of their salaries or face attack.

The second teacher said dozens of his peers have asked the government to assign more police officers to schools of six subdivisions but their plight has been ignored.

"Authorities are turning a deaf ear," he said.

El Universal, one of Mexico's largest dailies, reports that one teacher, who was apparently in charge of handing out pay, received a typewritten letter from one of the drug gangs. In it, the paper reports, the gang demands that within 15 days, the teacher send it a list with "the name, address, cellular phone numbers and copies of every teacher's voter registration." The gang also demanded that the teacher send a copy of the district's payroll.

"Tell the teachers that beginning Oct. 1, they will pay a 50 percent rent on their salary and holiday bonuses," the letter read. Those who don't like the terms can leave, it said, otherwise they know we don't mess around.

Imagine that. Drug cartels simply deciding to take 50% of teachers' salaries, because they can. Police on the take, judges on the take, school officials on the take, politicians on the take, common people living in fear because the system is corrupt from top to bottom, due to drug cartels, their violence, their money. I don't believe I indulge in pleonasm writing this.

Right. That's precisely why we need to ensure our borders are completely unsealed and, further, that we decide to purposely not enforce our border laws.

Because, apparently, we don't just want to look like Mexico, we want to turn into Mexico.

You ignorant DC whores.

You're enroute to getting your wish.

BZ

P.S.
And oh yes. Joyous day. Fornicalia passed part one of AB 131, their own Dream Act, awaiting part two signing:
Now that the California Assembly has approved AB 131, the second half of a package referred to as the California Dream Act, will Gov. Jerry Brown sign it into law? Brown has until Oct. 9 to sign the bill, which would provide undocumented college students with publicly-funded financial aid. The bill cleared the Assembly this afternoon 45 to 27; it was approved by the Senate last week.

YOU, the Fornicalia Taxpayer, need to PAY MORE MONEY in order for ILLEGAL MEXICANS to attend universities.


Friday, September 02, 2011

Obama Backs Down


And John Boehner shows a bit of spine, at least for a few moments.

The story:

Barack Hussein Obama wanted to address a joint session of Congress this coming Wednesday, September 7th. Oddly enough, that was specifically the same day that there was a previously-scheduled GOP presidential debate.

As a result, Speaker Boehner said there were logistical and parliamentary problems and the date wasn't feasible. There were words back and forth. The words "pro forma" and "normal" and "customary" were bantered about. The word "unprecedented" as well.

Despite all, Boehner somehow prevailed. Obama re-scheduled his address for the next day, Thursday the 8th. Of course, this pissed off NFL interests because that is the NFL season opener (Green Bay vs New Orleans). However, networks have already said if the president goes long, they will cut away. "Are you ready for some TelePrompter?" Or is this just a "run of bad luck"?

As a result (you would expect no less from this network), MSNBC correspondent Richard Wolffe said on "The Last Word":

The interesting question is: What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President? Why do Republicans think this president is unpresidential and should dare to request this kind of thing? It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008 or it could be, let's face it, the color of his skin. This is an extraordinary reaction to a normal sequence of events."

That is to say: any obstruction to Mr Obama must be, per se, racist in nature foundationally.

Let me be blunt, if I may, in response:

Mr Obama was elected because of the perceived color of his skin (He's only half black -- but, depending upon his audience, he can go total verbal "ghetto" when he wishes to pander). GOWPs voted for Mr Obama because of his melanin count. The vote for Mr Obama was primarily a vote against Bush, not a vote for a man whose background was mostly ignored by the purposely-ignorant DEM/MSM.

Because of his melanin-count. Specifically and truly. And, further, because he could be slipped in as a contender and not offend the Bulk Of Yokels. He didn't have the dark purple/black skin color. He didn't have the wide, flat nose. He didn't have the expansive lips. He could, in other words, "pass" and not be fundamentally offensive to the American electorate. To those who voted due to looks and not beliefs or philosophy or history. He was, in fact, the Magic Negro.

And so, when facts won't work, when background won't work, when experience won't work, when history won't work, when policy and philosophy won't work --

Why, you simply play the Race Card.

Boring.

And America may, perhaps, be starting to actually "clue in."

So on Thursday, who's stupid enough to actually watch Mr Obama vs the NFL opener?

That's right: about a hundred ignorant people.

Me?

I'm rooting for Green Bay. Go, Pack!

BZ

P.S.
Demorats actually trying to distance themselves from The One??