Political Angst In America

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Elana Kagan refused to speculate on where the Commerce Clause could not be used by Congress to pass laws controllling the activities of citizens. It is time for a Constitutional Amendment that spells out the limitations on the Commerce Clause because it currently can be used to justify anything Congress wants to pass.

Al Gore has been accused of some sort of sexual impropriety, but the case is entirely a matter of "he said, she said," though so far she has said, but he hasn't. The liberal media, naturally, see no story since Gore is a liberal. For some reason they see a story when the accused is a conservative white male. Consider the infamous Duke LaCrosse case. In that instance one mentally unstable girl, not supported by her associate, made an accusation against three men, one of whom was proven to not even be present when the alleged attack took place. But the press ran with the case. Even now I read that some liberals believe the accused were guilty of something, perhaps being wealthy white men. I saw a black person on TV say that the men should have been convicted even if they did nothing as a form of "payback."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In the Kagan Hearings I learned something about the law that I didn't know before. It turns out that the Bill of Rights (the first ten Amendments to the Constitution) only protect me from Federal Laws. The Fourteenth Amendment applies the Bill of Rights to the States. At least that is what the conservative Justices think; as far as I can tell the Liberals don't think individuals have the right to free speech or to bear arms. In the Chicago gun law case just decided it appears that the liberals don't think that citizens have a right to self defense. As I recall, Justice Sotomayor said hat the Constitution does not give citizens the right to self defense before her appointment was confirmed by the Senate. I seems certain to me that should one conservative Justice die or retire while Obama is President, it would be the end of the Constitution.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I saw the Chairman of BP make a statement after his long meeting with Obama. The Chairman has an accent that sounds French, and I thought he looked French. On top of that his ideas sounded French. He said that both he and Obama are concerned about "the small people." [Editorial correction: the Chairman is Swedish, not French. But, no matter; French or Swedish, he is some sort of socialist.]I don't think he meant people who are small in stature; rather I am certain that he meant what American politicians refer to as the 'little people.' That means us ordinary folks, and I am really glad that BP and Obama are concerned about my welfare. Talking about 'little people' sounds a lot like Democrats, who think people can't take care of themselves. It is no surprise that the CEO of BP reached agreement with Obama. BP supports socialism of the fascist variety: they are in bed with the government: they do what the government wants, and expect the government to reciprocate by favoring them. BP is, from what I have read, the only oil company that primarily supports Democrats, and was a major contributor to Obama. For those who don't know, BP has been one of the most active groups lobbying in favor of Obama's carbon tax and trade initiative. That proves that they, like Obama, are all for us 'little people.' They want more control over us so they can 'take care of us.'

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I read a report of an interview with Carly Fiorina that indicated to me that she was a CEO rather than a politician. She talked about the need for effective government. Politicians usually talk about efficiency, and appear to not even have a concept of effectiveness. Liberals in particular want more laws and regulations to effect "efficiency." I have seen bureaucracies that were models of efficiency, and yet were unable to accomplish their goals. There are basically two types of people in the world, those who are "process" oriented, and those who are "outcome" oriented. Typically liberals of the various stripes are "process" types, and conservatives are "outcome" types. Regarding efficiency and effectiveness, it is instructive to note that all historians agree that in WWII the German army was more efficient than the American army. But, German generals agreed that the American army was more effective than the German army.

(Remember my main message to the world: Bureaucracy is the enemy.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

People who support the cataclysmic AGW hypothesis have an uncharacteristically non-scientific attitude toward those who do not agree with them. If AGW is not a scam, why are the proponents so acrimonious toward those who challenge them. Here is some discussion by a scientist.

Friday, June 11, 2010

There is a lot of chicanery in the global warming/climate change community. It turns out that a PhD in science does not make one a statistician or mathematician. Here is an example.

Democrats plan to spend $125 million convincing Americans that Obamacare is a good deal. I got a flyer from the government telling me how much I would like it. Only at the end did in sort of an afterthought they told me that it is going to cost me a lot more money, and I’m going to lose the coverage I have because I have too much, and need to share or something. Here is some discussion.

Al Gore (and Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA) like to say that, regarding AGW, “the science is settled.” This is an incredibly stupid statement on its face because the science is never settled on anything. Science may elevate some hypothesis to the level of a law because many tests have been done, and the hypothesis passes all of the tests. In the case of AGW, no tests have actually been done to verify the hypothesis, so AGW has not advanced beyond the state of being a hypothesis. Gore and others like to refer to computer models of the climate that show increasing temperature with increasing temperature levels. The problem with that is that the models do not agree with each other in most details, and the details do not match experience. The climate of the world is largely controlled by the hydrological cycle, specifically with regard to clouds which obviously have a significant impact on surface temperature. The computer models have proven to be inadequate in predicting cloud behavior. (I used to make my living constructing computer models of large systems, and if the details predicted by the models are not correct, the models are not reliable.) Here is the opinion of a scientist who is a “green.”

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I have written a lot about how it appears to me that Obama and the Democrats are following the Cloward-Piven's plan for converting the United States into a collectivist state that would, if the analysis of Friedrich Hayek is correct, will ultimately be run by a tyrant. I have found that most people have never heard of Cloward and Piven and their plan for creating a socialist state in the US. Here is some discussion by one of Obama's classmates at Columbia University. I think it is obvious to everyone that a democracy is in serious jeopardy when a majority of the people decide to vote thmeselves revenue collected from a minority of the people.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I have been reading about the Joe Sestak "drop out of the Senate Race and we'll give you a great job" scandal. Joe said that he was offered a high level job by the Whitehouse if he would drop out of the Pennsylvania Senate contest, and that they talked about it several times. This is a clear violation of some stupid law that Bill Clinton signed when he was President. The White House at first denied it all. But, after a meeting between Obama and Bill Clinton, they said Rahm Emanuel got Bill Clinton to do it. But, DOJ has looked into it and no laws were broken. Democrats say it was just business as usual. That answer poses a problem in itself because Obama said he was not going to conduct "business as usual in Washington." Now Joe Sespak says that he and Clinton had a 60 second conversation, and that was it. So, we can imagine how the 60 second phone conversation might have gone:

Hi Joe, this is Bill Clinton,

Hi Bill, what's on your mind.

Joe, the President would like for you to drop out of the Senate race, and in return he'll appoint you to some unpaid high level commission where you can get a lot of good press.

Well Bill, tell the President that I'm not interested.

Joe, you should know that if you don't drop out of the Senate race, the Democrat Party will not support you.

Yeah, Bill, I understand that, and frankly this year it may be better to not have Obama's support.

OK Joe, I'll deliver the message.

Thanks Bill. See you around.

Does anyone believe that the "high level" job offer was an unpaid position on an advisory body that a Congressman is actually not eligible to serve on? I think not.

If I had thought about it I would have realized that George Bush is responsible for the breakup of the marriage of Al and Tipper Gore. All Democrats tell me that Bush is the Anti-Christ, and is responsible for all evil in the world. It is sad if you think about it that Al was travelling around the world fighting global warming and Tipper cooled off. I also heard that Tipper's carbon footprint was just too large.