Today is a a great day for conservative politics. I don’t know a lot about Scott Brown but what I do know is that if any Republican could win the “Kennedy seat” the winds of Change have indeed reversed direction from the past two election cycles.
I lost my seat in the 2006 “sea change” and many others lost their in the continued flow of that first wave. But the ebb tide is now set to remove the flotsam that was washed ashore.
Anyone in Colorado interested in a conservative campaigner with ten years experience to help with their effort this year? I’ll dust off my resume’.
The city of Parker Colorado announced it applied for and received a stimulus grant from the Obamacrats. The $175,000 will go for two projects – one to replace all the 60 watt conventional bulbs in the decorative street fixtures like this one:
With new LED lights. Well OK, should provide a job or two at least? Oh wait – no – they say the regular maintenance people will do it as they have time. And since the bulbs last 25 time as long as the old – they are more likely to need fewer workers ongoing to replace bulbs.
Well then some jobs must be created in making the bulbs – except all those new type of lights are made in China!
The other project is to also replace conventional bulbs in traffic lights. Same deal no jobs created anywhere but China.
Now I am not criticizing Parker for applying for the money or for spending it on these bulbs. The taxpayers will benefit by paying less for electricity in the future. But it is yet another example of a “stimulus” grant that does not stimulate.
My employer has reduced staff by about 50% since the first of the year – and Obama’s administration and the Democrats in Congress could easily reverse that and they probably would not even have to pass a bill, they would not have to spend a dime of tax payers’ money and they could move the country a considerable distance toward energy independence.
Newt said it over a year ago – Drill here, drill now! There is an abundant amount of natural gas in this country. There is also a huge amount of oil in Alaska and off our coasts. Today we cannot touch that because our Government says no. If they simply said yes and got out of the way free enterprise would once again come to the rescue.
Not only would the 100 or so jobs missing at my employer’s factory reappear, thousands of people in the drilling business and at our competitors businesses would be at work. The reduced costs of energy that would result would add uncountable additional jobs across the economy. Heck, even Government Motors would probably benefit with more cars sold than from the Cash for Clunkers.
But of course Obama will not allow it – he does not really want to help the economy, he definitely does not want to allow free enterprise to help the economy.
Forget battling against a national ID scheme – the battle happened quietly in the dead of night and we lost!
The stimulus bill creates a massive database that will include:
“an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that — (A) includes patient demographic and clinical health information, such as medical history and problems lists; and (B) has the capacity — (i) to provide clinical decision support; (ii) to support physician order entry; (iii) to capture and query information relevant to health care quality; and (iv) to exchange electronic health information with, and integrate such information from other sources.”
Not only does it include personal identification info on all Americans,it must exchange electronic health information with, and integrate such information from other sources.
How is it with global warming I keep hearing how until just recently NH has skipped summer, that all the reports I hear are that nearly the entire country is having a colder than usual summer.
When there were an abnormal number of hurricanes including Katrina we were told that was a sign of global warming, that we would see high numbers of strong hurricanes every year – that Katrina and rita were just the beginning. But since Rita there have been fewer hurricanes each year and no severe ones. This year the first hurricane – Bill didn’t come along until late August.
Denver Colorado has seen 181 fewer cooling degree days than average (a measure of how much need there is for AC) and since June 1 they have even had 97 more heating degree days than average. The precipitation so far this year is nearly 5 inches higher tha average – and I fail to see how that is a bad thing in an area that is on average only slightly above desert conditions.
The “Scientists” who were claiming that the polar ice caps are certain to disappear quickly have just realised their projections were “a little off” as in they were totally wrong. They concluded that the ice caps will not disappear and have survived higher temperatures than the worst projections they have.
So, we now know that the only reason for Cap and tax is the tax – and that the power to tax is simply power over the lives of the subjects.
Obama supposedly is backing off the Public option health plan part of his Obama care.
I call BS! The reported “new” alternative is a non-profit co-op. Isn’t the Government a non-profit? Co-ops are owned by the users. So what is a Government created and run non-profit co-op health care plan? It is a Government run taxpayer funded Public health insurance plan in cammo!
The real Public option is what has been happening at the “Town Hall” meetings – angry citizens showing up to ask pointed questions and preventing the Obama care steam roller from moving ahead!