Tuesday, March 27, 2007

You Have Got to be Kidding.

Let's see, we have or had females as Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, leading presidential or VP candidates, governors, heads of federal departments, generals in the military forces and decorated war heroes... ( not to mention a female Senator introducing this ) and they feel a need to amend the Constitution to guarantee equal opportunity for women ?!! These people simply never outgrew the 70's. What world do they live in ?!!

Democratic Lawmakers to Reintroduce ERA -- 03/27/2007

If they want to waste or money and time amending the Constitution I propose a better one... recognizing that the power of government is derived from the people then create a guarantee for the right of recall to the people at large.

We should create a mechanism for the people collectively to recall the officials elected by any single state. So if a Ted Kennedy or Robert Byrd becomes firmly lodged in a Senate seat the people outside of Massachusetts or West Virgina, in these two examples, can be removed from office by a concensus of the voters of the other states. I mean, if most people are mistakenly convinced that we live in a democracy then this should hold valid to democratic principles, whereas if they realized we actually have a republican form of government this idea could not coincide with that concept. Then again, the direct election of Senators is a major move towards the conversion to a democracy.

But since most are convinced otherwise I say let's be a democracy then.

The Government They Deserve

There is a metaphor or two in this story...

Sewage 'tsunami' kills four in Gaza

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Carbon Offsets Scheme

After watching Mr. Gore on TV today I think I understand this Carbon Offsets thing. Here's how it works... if you are one of those 'rich' Americans that Democrats such as Kennedy, Boxer, Pelosi, Kerry, Gore or Edwards despise you can continue to use excessive resources by paying someone to plant a proportional number of trees on your behalf to make you carbon neutral. Kind of like Islam... you can continue harming things but with less guilt !


Here's what Senator IOpian's question would be to Mr. Gore:

IOpian: Mr. Gore, now that you're through with this infantile boycott of the minority's opening statements, I would to like to get your opinon on something; what do you think would happen to global temperatures if the nuclear process of the Sun suddenly stopped?

Mr Gore: ( smirking ) You mean what would happen if the Sun became carbon neutral? I think there is a consenus that it would get dark.

IOpian: Is that all? What do you think would happen to global temperatures ?

Mr. Gore: The world would freeze. The science is solid. It would be a true planetary emergency.

IOpian: Mr. Gore, how much CO2 would we need to pump into the atmosphere to warm the Earth back up ? I mean, I'm not a scientist like yourself but if CO2 is the cause of global warming it seems logical that....

Mr. Gore: No no it doesn't work like that. Without the Sun CO2 has no effect. There has to be heat from someplace to be trapped by greenhouse gases.

IOpian: OK Mr. Gore let me ask you this; is it fair to say that the Sun is Earth's primary source of heat.

Mr. Gore: I believe the science is settled on that matter.

IOpian: Finally Mr. Gore I'd like to discuss some scientific truths that counter your views...

Mr. Gore: ( with fingers in ears ) la la la la la la na na it's settled na nan a nan la la la la....

IOpian: Mr. Gore Please... compose yourself !

Mr. Gore: Whot? Oh, I apologize... it's a conditoned response...

IOpian: Thank you. Now since you apparently have your finger on the global thermostat what temperature would you set it to ?

Mr. Gore: Well.... cooler than it is now.

IOpian: So cooling is good ? How cool is too cool and at what temperature do we risk inducing an ice age ?

Mr. Gore: Yes cooling is good until it gets too cool then it switches over and warming becomes good until it gets too hot. It what we scientist call a 'cycle'.

IOpian: Has the Earth ever had a static temperature where it was neither cooling or warming?

Mr. Gore: No. Not according to the hockey stick.

IOpian: You mean the graph of CO2 levels conveniently cut off so as not to show larger scale trends.....

Mr. Gore: ( with fingers in ears ) la la la la la la na na na nan a nan la la la la....

IOpian: ... over a longer period of time.....

Mr. Gore: ( with fingers in ears ) la la la la la la na na na nan a nan la la la la....

IOpian: ... indicating that the current warming is just a natural cycle... MR. GORE !!!

Chair Boxer: ( banging gavel ) SENATOR IOPIAN !!! You are out of order ! Citizen Gore is attempting to respond and you're not letting him.

IOpian: Madam Chair I respectfully disagree....

Chair Boxer: ( waving gavel in Sen IOpian's face ) Look buster, you lost the election and this gavel is mine.... nan na nan a naaaana....... your time is up.

( suddenly at these words a herd of trained seals begin a rapturous cacophony of barking and clapping. )

IOpian: ( mubbling under his breathe...) keep this childish crap up and it won't be yours for long.

Chair Boxer: Former president-elect Gore I want to thank you for your leadership and courage facing these the challenges of averting this imminent global catastrophe. Your a hero... your a saint... your a prophet. In fact, you're the kind of person that warms my globes.

Mr. Gore: Thank you Madam Chair, and I gotta tell ya, that's what puts the wood in my tree....

Friday, March 16, 2007

Fair & Balanced

Time magazine has a cover of Reagan with a tear in his eye. Lamentations on the wayward conservatives. Fair enough but I propose that the next edition balance the picture:

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
"Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed."
- From Kennedy's Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1961

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pick Your Genocide

Just saw a commercial on FOXNews network. Not verbatum but close enough for the basis of a point:

"Genoicde is occurring in Dafur. It will take a strong UN force to intervene that can only be led by President Bush. President Bush stop the Genocide in Dafur"

Dafur is one of those favorite Leftist causes. It is a genocide committed by Islamic expansionism in Sudan. It is another front in the war against terrorists. The UN should be there.

At the same time one of the Leftist's least favorite issues is Iraq, where Bush has found himself quite busy ending two genoicdes in the country against the Kurds and the Shia.

So the imperialist American war machine and Bush's leadership is wrong to use in one instance and right to use in another instance ?

And you know that when they talk about a 'strong UN force' they mean a predominately American force.