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Wow, been a while!

I posted this at a forum I belong to, felt it was worth putting here as well:

I’ve mentioned before that since the last presidential election I don’t pay a lot of attention to politics anymore. There’s a lot of ways to explain the first election of yObama, but the reelection showed the world we are a nation of stupid people.
So that includes not listening to talk radio anymore. I haven’t 100% sworn them off, I catch a little of Rush and Levin once in a while, but I feel politics are a waste of my time since the country’s a lost cause.
Anyway, last Wednesday I believe, I turned Rush on and the conversation was about that pervert Bruce Something or another and whether he had a penis or not. Really. With so much important things going on in the world, high taxes, high fuel prices, the war on middle class, the war on Christianity, yObamadoesntcare, Muslims, illegal immigrants, crime, floods, droughts, regulation, out of control local, state, and federal agencies, failing education systems, the next presidential election, etc, what’s important to discuss on the nation’s number one talk show is whether a sicko still has a penis????
I couldn’t care less who has a penis and what the hell he’s doing with it. What the hell happened to our country???

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We were having a discussion in a political forum and I wrote up the following to explain the situation with ‘alternative fuels’. I think I covered most of the points nicely so I figured I’d share it here as well:

Now seriously, if you think “alternative energy creation has just scratched
the surface and can be developed, we just haven’t spent enough time on it.”
then tell us what it is? If you don’t have any idea then it’s just a talking
point. We know wind, solar, and electric are a joke, what is left?

Let me elaborate on my remark that alternative fuel is a liberals wet dream.
That really only applies to the run of the mill liberal that doesn’t
actually do any independent thinking, they just repeat the liberal talking
points that Algore and others spew while they are burning MASSIVE amounts of
energy while living high on the hog.
For the political liberal, alternative energy is merely a political tool to
control the public with. They are able to use it to pass regulation,
allocate monies to their buddies that take advantage of the ‘green
movement’, a method of shoveling taxpayers cash to their cronies, and
advance a political agenda that includes restricting our mobility.

The unpopular fact is, oil IS the alternative energy. When we first started
building cars and trains they were steam powered. Coal was dirty, steam
engines were unreliable, slow, and unsafe. Oil was plentiful, cheap, clean,
and enabled us to build a better engine.

There is nothing today that is in the quantities needed to moved the
industrial world. And since the political machine has its fingers in
everything there is likely not going to be. Government is the obstacle, not
the solution. An example is the electric car, it is a failure, they tried it
in the late 1800’s, it was slow, unreliable, and inconvenient. Guess what,
in over 100 years there has been very little improvement. A private entity
would be inclined to give up on the bad idea and look for something better.
What does the government do?  The government’s answer is its same answer to
anything, if something fails, throw more money at it. Subsidize it, issue
tax breaks to the people foolish enough to buy into it, monkey with an
economy so there becomes a false need for it via high fuel prices.

Government did not subsidize Luis Pasteur, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas
Edison, Samuel Morris, or Henry Ford. They didn’t get tax breaks, they
didn’t have governmental mandates. The government(s) stayed the hell out of
the way and let these people invent and create a better world for us to live
in.

Think about it, if you were to create an engine today that could run off of
water would you have solved the alternative energy problem?
Let’s see, the government would pass a tax per gallon because they couldn’t
lose the taxes per gallon that they currently have on fuel. That means there
would have to be a water fueling station. There would have to be anyways,
because people that live in apartments couldn’t fuel the cars of umpteen
families from one or two spigots and while your traveling you couldn’t just
pull up to someone’s house to top off. And why waste filtered drinking water
to fuel your car?
Then the government would have to monitor your water usage in your home to
make sure you’re not illegally filling your car at home. That month you fill
your pool or take a long shower the government H2O Fuel Regulators will pay
you  a visit. Watch out if you have to ever explain why you have a bucket
with you while you are at the beach or lake. And if you’re caught hording
rainwater the IRS will be on you like stink on poop for tax evasion.
Cities and communities in the dryer parts of the country would have problems
with water conservation, some already are, Nevada promotes rock lawn
landscapes instead of green lawns. These areas would have to truck or
pipeline their water in. Then the water wars between states would begin.

And then lastly the enviro-kooks would be throwing up their hands and crying
the sky is falling because we are using up the world’s water resources.

Oil is our friend, my friend, and unless you have a specific alternative
fuel that will work and you can NAME it, then it’s just a talking point.
It’s just politics as usual.

I’ve said it before, closing the CARB and repealing every bit of regulation they ever passed would be one of the biggest steps California could take to get back in its feet. The CARB is run by a bunch of eco-terrorists with an agenda, they do NOT have California’s best interests at heart.

Scandal Surrounding the California Air Resources Board
By Andy Caldwell
Created 08/31/2010 – 07:22

Many politicians and pundits pin the economic travails of the State of California upon our tax rates.  However, my experience leads me to believe that the number one cause for the economic malaise of our once great State emanates from our regulatory climate.  Here is but one example.

It is most unfortunate that few Californians are aware of the scandal surrounding the California Air Resources Board (CARB).  CARB has been in the process of establishing a Diesel Engine Rule that will require all engines in the State of CA to be replaced twice in the next ten years.

The fiscal impact of this rule can easily cost the California economy in excess of $40 billion.  It will impact trucking, construction, and farming, as these industries rely heavily upon diesel engines.  Is the expense for this rule justified?

CARB has been arguing that the particulate emissions from diesel engine exhaust causes premature deaths in the State of California. However, Dr. James Enstrom of UCLA, has proven there is no such health impact and his research has been peer reviewed and replicated by other scholars.  Dr. Enstrom has a PhD in Physics from Stanford, and he has been a research scientist in the University of Ca. for nearly 40 years!

Additionally, Dr. Enstrom discovered that the lead researcher working for CARB on this project, Hien T. Tran, faked his Ph.D, having purchased it on-line!  Further, the Chair of CARB, Mary Nichols help conceal this fraud from her fellow board members!

Yet, after all this, the person being fired is Dr. Enstrom! Despite the fact that he has been with UCLA for some 34 years, he has been slated for termination simply because his colleagues don’t like the effects of his research.

This episode mirrors the international Climategate scandal.  As you recall, the leaders of the movement to curtail greenhouse gas emissions were caught in email exchanges discussing how to squelch and punish any researchers who dared challenge their scientific findings.

These efforts to squelch debate and silence opposition are an affront to the honesty and integrity of academia and undermine the very foundation of the regulatory efforts underway.

Dr. Enstrom is a fine gentlemen having had the courage to been one of the only scientists out there who has been willing to go against the current of politically correct junk science.  His research has been a great help to the business community as they attempt to resist the onslaught of regulations threatening to overrun our economy.  He was fired by fellow staff members in a closed meeting.  Some of these fellow staff members have a grudge against him for his work associated with this scandal at CARB!

We are asking the Chancellor of UCLA to give Dr. Enstrom the due process of a fair hearing that will enable him to hear the charges against him and the opportunity to defend himself.

Please email the Chancellor and ask him to hold a FAIR Hearing on this matter. The contact for UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is chancellor@conet.ucla.edu [1]

To hear an interview with Dr. Enstrom follow this link [2]. [3]

I am all for clean air and clean water.  Nobody in their right mind supports indiscriminate pollution.  However, here in California we are pushing the envelope so hard in our attempt to be green that our economy is failing and so is the integrity of government and the science which serves to justify regulations.

What does it say about us if we sit idly by as our fellow Americans are wrongly defrauded of their jobs, their business and their livelihood?

Please get involved.


California DOES have a choice, check out the grassroots movement that is the Conservative ascendancy of Chelene Nightingale. We do NOT have to pick between two liberal nitwits, but they do have money and name recognition so vote Nightingale, spread the word, get family & friends to vote as well. This is a very important election and California must be fixed!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db3eiK-WvPA

http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/

http://www.facebook.com/Nightingale4Governor

Terrorism History Test

This has been around for a while, but it does make an important point. Do we really need to harass 80 year old women at the airports? Maybe we should *GASP* profile??

-Guy

Terrorism History Test

Author: Unknown

Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following Multiple Choice test. The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened!

1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, young Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:

a. Darth Vader

b. Sitting Bull

c. Arnold Schwarzenegger

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:

a. Lost Norwegians

b. Elvis

c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. During the 1980’s, about 96 Americans and Europeans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:

a. Michael Jackson

b. The King of Sweden

c. The Boy Scouts

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut were blown up by:

a. A pizza delivery boy

b. Pee Wee Herman

c. Geraldo Rivera

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:

a. The Smurfs

b. Davey Jones

c. The Little Mermaid

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:

a. Captain Kidd

b. Charles Lindberg

c. Mother Teresa

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight #103 was bombed by:

a. Scooby Doo

b. The Tooth Fairy

c. The Sundance Kid

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:

a. Richard Simmons

b. Grandma Moses

c. Michael Jordan

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:

a. Mr. Rogers

b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill’s women problems

c. The World Wrestling Federation

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. On 10/12/2000 the USS Cole was blown up and seventeen sailors were murdered by:

a. Brad Pitt

b. The Lutheran Church

c. The NFL

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:

a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd

b. The Supreme Court of Florida

c. Mr Bean

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered (beheaded) by:

a. Bonnie and Clyde

b. Captain Kangaroo

c. Billy Graham

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. On 10/12/02 two large bombs were detonated in a tourist district of Bali, which murdered 202 people and wounded 240 people; On 3/11/04 the trains in Madrid were blown up, 191 people were murdered, 1800 were wounded; on 7/7/05 the subway system and a bus were blown up in London, 56 were murdered, 700 were wounded; on 3/7/06, a Hindu Temple was bombed in India, 28 people were murdered, 100 were wounded; on 4/11/07, car bombers in Algiers murdered 33 people and wounded 222 people; in 11/ 08, Mumbai endured a massacre which lasted four days and resulted in 173 people being murdered and 308 people being wounded. All these acts were committed by:

a. Tiger Woods

b. Sarah Palin

c. Madonna

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. On 11/5/09, 13 American soldiers were murdered and 31 people wounded at Fort Hood in Texas. This act was committed by:

a. Bart Simpson

b. ET

c. Nancy Pelosi

d. Muslim male extremist between the age of 17 and 40

What’s your score?

Nightingale For Governor 2010

The California Air Resource Board is merely a political tool used to attack industry and is largely responsible for industry jobs leaving California. Finding they falsified data to push their anti-industry agenda is no surprise at all. The next Governor of this state can take a huge step towards recovery by shutting this agency down and rolling back the damage they have done over the years:

Overestimate fueled state’s landmark diesel law
Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau

Friday, October 8, 2010

California grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis used to toughen the state’s clean-air standards, and scientists have spent the past several months revising data and planning a significant weakening of the landmark regulation, The Chronicle has found.

The pollution estimate in question was too high – by 340 percent, according to the California Air Resources Board, the state agency charged with researching and adopting air quality standards. The estimate was a key part in the creation of a regulation adopted by the Air Resources Board in 2007, a rule that forces businesses to cut diesel emissions by replacing or making costly upgrades to heavy-duty, diesel-fueled off-road vehicles used in construction and other industries.

The staff of the powerful and widely respected Air Resources Board said the overestimate is largely due to the board calculating emissions before the economy slumped, which halted the use of many of the 150,000 diesel-exhaust-spewing vehicles in California. Independent researchers, however, found huge overestimates in the air board’s work on diesel emissions and attributed the flawed work to a faulty method of calculation – not the economic downturn.

The overestimate, which comes after another bad calculation by the air board on diesel-related deaths that made headlines in 2009, prompted the board to suspend the regulation this year while officials decided whether to weaken the rule.

Full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/07/BAOF1FDMRV.DTL&type=printable

Not spam, a Call For Action by me personally, Guy:

California’s Choice, Chelene Nightingale For Governor

I don’t usually contribute to political campaigns, but I did in this case. California desperately needs repair and we all know we’re not going to get it in Whitman or Brown. Check out Nightingale’s stance on the issues and you’ll find she has true Conservative solutions to the problems that face the state. So I just sent in my contribution, send in yours if you can. And pass this email and the word around, we’re getting down to the wire in this election so immediate circulation is urgent!

-Guy

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http://www.nightingaleforgovernor.com/issues

https://nightingale.netboots.net/contribute

Double Jepordy

A follow up on yesterday’s post about the fool fire cheif that let that guys house burn down:

What if I was being assaulted in the street, would the police have to check to see if I paid my protection money before assisting me? And let me get mauled and possibly murdered if I haven’t paid up?? Our taxes PAY for these basic services no matter who we are or where we are.
I’ve heard of fire fighters sending a bill, and that’s preposterous, it’s what they are ALREADY PAID FOR.
Double dipping ticks me off, we have to pay to ‘use’ so called ‘public’ areas. National parks charge for entering, camping, boat launching, picnicking, (‘day use’), and our taxes ALREADY PAY for this!!!! If they want to make cha-ching off of usage fees, fine, then accept no tax dollars. We don’t need to pay twice, especially since the one time is too high as it is.

We pay property taxes, income taxes, sales taxes, utilities, fines, fees, etc. The very LEAST we should get in return is our basic safety services. Could this be a look into the America envisioned by the Democrat Party? Do we have to pay Protection to save our families and homes?
(Full article linked below)
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A local neighborhood is infuriated after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee home burned to the ground.

The homeowner, Gene Cranick, offered to pay whatever amount would be required for firefighters to put out the flames to stop the fire from spreading to their house, but was told that it was too late.

Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton.

Mayor David Crocker said that if homeowners don’t pay, they’re out of luck.

Due to garden hoses being insufficient to put it out, the fire went on for hours.

When a neighbor’s field caught fire (a neighbor who had paid the county fire service fee), the department responded. When Gene Cranick asked the fire chief to make an exception and save his home, the chief refused.

When Local 6 WPSD asked the chief why he wouldn’t, he called the police to have the news crew removed from the property.

Police never arrived and firefighters fled the scene. Meanwhile, the Cranick home continued to burn.

Full article:

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6935635-firefighters-stand-around-and-do-nothing-while-house-burns-to-the-ground