Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

It’s not about the climate

Constitution not list of suggestions

When Congress refused to pass cap-and-trade legislation, the Obama administration directed his agencies to find ways to curb the country’s carbon dioxide output and commit to reducing GHG emissions without legislative approval.

For example, the Environmental Protection Agency is issuing new regulations on power plants that amount to cap-and-trade, just without that pesky “of the people, by the people, for the people” thing.

Climate graph accepted by everyone BEFORE AGW politics happened

These rules won’t make a damn bit of difference to global temperatures, which don’t need our help anyway, because we aren’t hurting them.

What these rules will do is precisely what they are actually intended to do, which is drive up energy prices and make Americans poorer.

Why would they want that? Simple. Prosperous people won’t bow to Communism.

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http://www.nationalreview.com/article/368717/climate-change-busyness-nicolas-loris

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“If you like your privacy, you can keep it.”

2014_01 17 Rand Paul's tweet

The Liar-in-Chief is at it again. During President Obama’s NSA speech, he justified many of the government’s spying programs that as a candidate for president, he swore he would never, ever use.

Senator Obama in August 2007 [1:06]

  • “No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. The law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers.”
  • “This administration acts like violating civil liberties is a way to enhance security. It is not.”

Senator Obama in 2007 [:31]

  • He says his administration would respect the law, not abuse Executive Privilege

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THE ROOT OF OBAMA’S IMPERIOUS PRESIDENCY

Posted by Pistol Pete

Saw this by Keith Koffler and had to post it. I beg your forbearance.

Let’s continue on our theme of pop psychology today, even though I promised to stop, and discuss one of the main reasons Obama wants to rule, to the greatest extent possible, from the Oval Office.

Sure, contempt for Congress and the Constitutional process – as well as the absolute certainty that his motives and agenda are unquestionably right and just – all plays into it. But there’s another critical piece to this: Obama is, for a politician, a relative loner who doesn’t want to be bugged by members of Congress. Of either Party.

He has no famous chums in Congress. He has few relationships of any sort with lawmakers. Really what he wants to do is make his decisions in the Oval Office, have a few meetings, give some speeches on college campuses and high schools, and play golf. And then send Jay Carney out to talk about how Republicans are intransigent, politically motivated hacks who don’t even wear deodorant

Well, yes, the Congress was in fact designed to include people committed to principles and also worried about getting reelected. The trick is to use various carrots and sticks to get them to do you bidding.

The grunt work of legislating is not for him. That’s why he passed through the Illinois legislature and the United States Senate leaving not a trace of evidence he was ever there.

As I’ve mentioned before, I covered both the Clinton and Bush White Houses. Routinely, with each of them, there was line of cars on the West Wing driveway belonging to members of some committee or faction of Congress that had dropped by to meet the president. If they wanted the gathering to remain below the radar, they “snuck in” the side door, and then the camera guys who were always in a position where they could see the entrance there told us about it.

With Obama, almost never. Nothing. No meetings. If you ask around on Capitol Hill, no phone calls either. Obama, expostulating about the uncooperativeness of Republicans, does nothing to get them to cooperate. It’s not in his character. And then he attacks them for his own paucity of results. He’s like a high school football player who never comes to practice and then whines that he’s warming the bench.

Unfortunately, Obama’s temperament will now have serious consequences for the nation. We’ll be in a constant state of Constitutional subversion for the next three years as Obama issues edicts and bullies the private sector into doing his bidding. At any point, with some particularly outlandish act, he can kick things up to a major Constitutional crisis. It’s a sad thing to see.

I have no love for politicians. But the Founders designed this system for politicians, who must schmooze and battle their way toward getting something done – or preventing something from being done – all while watching their political asses back home.

It’s not pretty. But it’s a lot better than having the nation run by a cabal of philosopher-rulers who think they know what’s best for us.

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Some Democrats FINALLY say Benghazi makes a difference

January 15, 2014: For the first time, Congressional Democrats joined the GOP in condemning the Obama-Clinton State Department for refusing security measures that could have prevented the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.

The report, worked on for months and released Wednesday by a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee, also says 15 people in Libya who have tried to help the FBI investigate the murders have been killed.

I won’t hold my breath for Shrillary to offer up any “heartache” for the victims of her corrupt? incompetent? decisions as Obama’s Secretary of State. She’s too busy gearing up for “her turn” in the White Hut.

Shrillary on Benghazi and Zimmerman

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Who’s really in charge of YOUR life?

Jesus taught that there are only two teams, His and Satan’s.

Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” –Matthew 25:31-34, 41

Mother Teresa I am only a little pencil

Time is getting short.

If you don’t want to end up in the eternal fire, you need to get off your bum and choose God, because Jesus also taught that the lukewarm fence-sitters who refuse to choose a side will automatically belong to Satan. “So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” –Revelation 3:16

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PETE’S PAGE; FINALLY FRIDAY

Posted by Pistol Pete

Wading knee-deep in depressing,frustrating crap on a daily basis has made me look forward to Friday as much as it did when I had a full time job. I finally get to have a little fun posting things that hopefully make you realize that your life doesn’t suck as near as badly as mine does.

The Ghetto Trash turns 50 today (that’s 985 in Wookie years). I deliver both the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times and both had her mug shot on the cover. Dealing with that at 2AM is good training for the task I perform here. The media are falling all over themselves fawning over this chocolate nightmare. ABC even suggested ’50 ways to celebrate Mooch’s birthday.’ I kid you not.

Twitchy has a thread with some really snarky comments here:

http://twitchy.com/2014/01/17/fawn-tastic-abc-suggests-50-ways-to-celebrate-michelle-obamas-birthday-collective-nausea-ensues/

[Graphic inserted her by CtH, cuz I had to bloggy and facebook this story. Thanks Pete!]

Not to be upstaged by anything important,she tweeted this picture with her brand new AARP card. Like she’ll ever need them.

Still keeping your lunch down?

This is a Radio Shack ad from 1991.You could get a mobile phone on sale for $199!Thats $100 off.

THIS IS TIME’S LATEST COVER

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