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Archive for December 8th, 2009

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Geez, this out of a friggin’ mafia movie…  it’s like:

“You know, without me to protect you, who knows what kind of unfortunate thing might happen?  Then I’d feel bad that I wasn’t able to help you.”  Or, “You should think about what you want to do because I can’t guarantee what Guido here might do to your little buddy.”

Even more disturbing… “You do it like I asked you to or my daddy will talk to your daddy and then you’ll be sorry.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/09/administration-warns-command-control-regulation-emissions/

Updated December 09, 2009

Administration Warns of ‘Command-and-Control’ Regulation Over Emissions

The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn’t move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a “command-and-control” role over the process in way[s] that could hurt business.

I’m bothered by the prospect of Congress getting involved in a ways that doesn’t hurt businesses.  That kind of action is rife with favors and corruption as a million little exceptions, loopholes, and incentives are dreamed up by the congress-critters.
Such as Hillary giving her favorite pollster $6M of your tax dollars to keep three employees.  Is it just me or is that suspiciously close to the amount of money she owed from her failed presidential bid?

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Yesterday Harry Reid pretty much accused Republicans of being opponents of the civil rights and slavery abolition movements – which is fine except Republicans were the ones on the good-guy side. I include two excerpts from the Wall Street Journal for background.

In a remarkable statement on the Senate floor, Mr. Reid lambasted Republicans for wanting to “slow down” on health care. “You think you’ve heard these same excuses before? You’re right,” he said. “In this country there were those who dug in their heels and said, ‘Slow down, it’s too early. Let’s wait. Things aren’t bad enough’ — about slavery. When women wanted to vote, [they said] ‘Slow down, there will be a better day to do that — the day isn’t quite right. – WSJ

It was Southern Dems that were the bad guys.

Historians also faulted Mr. Reid’s curious reference to the Senate civil rights debates of the 1960s. After all, it was Southern Democrats who mounted an 83-day filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. The final vote to cut off debate saw 29 Senators in opposition, 80% of them Democrats. – WSJ

Or as Michelle Malkin points out:

It was the GOP that fought slavery and the Democrat Party that battled to preserve it.

It’s the Democrat Party, not the GOP, that boasts an ex-Klansman among its senior leaders.

But don’t confuse Harry Reid with history while he invokes slavery to lambaste the GOP for opposing the government-run health care takeover.

Amazingly, today Reid defended his remarks:

“At pivotal points in American history, the tactics of distortion and delay have certainly been present,” Reid said. “They’ve certainly been used to stop progress. That’s what we’re talking about here. That’s what’s happening here. It’s very clear. That’s the point I made — no more, no less. Anyone who willingly distorts my comments is only proving my point.”

Now why is it whenever someone disagrees with a liberal-minded person they always jump up and down and scream that the dissenting view is wrong merely for dissenting?

Are Democrats so thin-skinned and are their stances on issue so very flimsy that their debate tactics are the adult equivalent of “I know you are but what am I?”?

How can they continue to have views that clearly aren’t shared by a lot of voters?  It’s a form of psychosis, is what it is.

It’s plain sad, is what it is.

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Tiger, Tiger, Tiger… This is what you get for playing in the rough.

Or as co-worker ID10T-Killer said:  Maybe he was trying to play 18 holes?

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Everyone’s favorite mustelid (Weasel from sweasel.com) said she was so going to steal a quote and by golly I liked it.  The image wouldn’t leave my mind.

This is nowhere near what I had in mind but I had to work tonight, so this is ten minute’s worth of “I care, sort of”.  Think of it as a placeholder.

If you have a physics background, please note the redshifted photon…

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I am shocked… SHOCKED…

As activists from groups as wide-ranging as the Girl Scouts and the World Council on Churches converge on the climate change conference in Copenhagen, some critics say it’s turning into a “circus” sideshow, with 20,000 attendees creating an international echo chamber of climate piety. – foxnews (because no one else will report anything but fuzzy puppies, rainbows, and unicorns)

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The White House is really thin-skinned lately.  Challenging the performance of The One is heretical, I guess.

Asked for a response to Monday’s tracking poll, which placed Obama’s approval numbers among the lowest of any recent president in December of his first year in office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked the reliability of the widely respected polling firm.

“I tell you, if I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I’d visit my doctor,” Gibbs said. “If you look back, I think five days ago, there was an 11-point spread, now there’s a 1-point spread. I mean, I’m sure a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that. I don’t put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend.”

He added: “I don’t pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it.”

Love that “… a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that…”

Oh, like the hockey stick graph then?  I don’t pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it.

His wording is telling.  Looks like Gibby has been attending his assertiveness workshops.

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Shot tea out my nose and closely following that were my appendix and spleen.

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The Dude was suggesting we use this for the door to the server room at work.  No idea where the graphic came from.

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