Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Global drying, etc.

I’ve been critical of global warming alarmism, but there does seem to be a problem of global drying. You can guess why: global warming advocates, specifically the madness of the boifuels movement forcing land to be utilized for energy instead of for food. Author Peter Brabeck-Letmathe says it “could be the single most destructive set of policy mistakes made in a generation.”

I have become convinced that the global warming movement is the most dangerous enemy that civilization faces today, and in a world of radical Islamist hegemony that is not an easy distinction to earn.


How often are you reminded that JFK was killed by an anti-American Communist and that RFK was killed by a Palestinian Arab who hated the Senator/presidential candidate for his support of Israel? Not often enough, I’d wager.


Sad truth: China, in cooperation with Cuba, is drilling for oil closer to the US coastline than US companies are presently allowed to drill.


A Jay Nordlinger correspondent found this text of a Harley-Davidson ad that makes me want to go buy one myself:

We don’t do fear. Over the last 105 years in the saddle, we’ve seen wars, conflicts, depression, recession, resistance, and revolutions. But every time, this country has come out stronger than before. We’ve watched a thousand hand-wringing pundits disappear in our rearview mirror. Chrome and asphalt put distance between you and whatever the world can throw at you. Freedom and wind outlast hard times. And the rumble of an engine drowns out all the spin on the evening news. If 105 years have proved one thing, it’s that fear sucks, and it doesn’t last long. So screw it. Let’s ride.


Nordlinger also goes off on a rant worthy of Dennis Miller, which took me a while to post because I had to stop and applaud:

[From an Obama commencement speech at Wesleyan University]
We [Barack and she] left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do. Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.

Just once — one friggin’ time in my life — I’d like to hear a commencement speaker say, “You know what I think you should do? If you can, I think you should start a business. You should think of an idea, and act on it. Give the public a product or service it needs. And make your company grow, and enrich your shareholders. That is a wonderful thing you could do for yourself, your neighbors, and mankind.”

But we are unlikely to hear that at a commencement ceremony, and you know why? Because America is a capitalist country where, curiously, a socialist mindset holds sway. Does Obama have any idea why he has such a rich country to play with, politically? Where does he think those tax revenues come from? Does he have any idea at all?

Building a better mouse trap, and selling it at an affordable price, is a public service. Michelle Obama speaks of a “money-making industry” and a “helping industry.” Evidently, she didn’t learn very much at Princeton and Harvard, or wherever she went. Henry Ford and Bill Gates have “helped” her a lot. Only she doesn’t know it.

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