Insult Holland while you’re still allowed to. Warming up to cowards. A silver lining. Plus more.
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At least one can argue a point of law in a court however
distorted the law may be but in American workplaces where there
is fear of termination, this is just as chilling but not
— Name withheld
IT’S GETTIN’ HOT IN HERE
Re: Paul Chesser’s Profiles in Cowardice:
Mr. Chesser gets it right in his piece on Arkansas. The
global warming cult wants to cut off debate in any way possible.
If the cult disallows opposing viewpoints, the masses will be
indoctrinated by the lies and shoddy research put forth in the
press. Then the masses will gladly give up more personal freedom
in order to “save the planet.” The real truth is that global
warming is a hoax. There is no scientific information anywhere
that proves such is happening. Weather patterns are cyclical
and there is not enough data taken with high quality instruments
to show that we are cooling or warming over the last 100 years.
So what if we are, who’s to say that it’s a bad thing for the
earth to change temperature? I’m old enough to remember the
1970s when the left pushed the idea that we were entering a new
“ice age” if something was not done. That something is always
more government regulation and less personal freedom. Ultimately,
the cult wants to subject the entire world to the rule of the
few. Global warming pseudo-science is just their current
tool. I urge all Americans to think about what they read and
hear, then apply common sense thinking to it. I believe very
little of the cult propaganda will pass the common sense
— Brian Jones
The cry of the alarmist is one of hysteria. As a scientist specializing in material science I read and follow technology trends and journals from all over the world. In the last 18 months I have been reading European articles that read something like this: “since the debate over Global Warming is over and settled anyone who argues against it is an enemy of the human race and needs to silenced!”
Amazingly enough it was written by scientists about taking away the right of speech from scientists who disagreed or questioned their conclusions. Pardon me but when did science advance by silencing disagreeable opinions? Especially opinions from noteworthy academics and researchers!
Well they are right it is settled and over. Last year the earth
lost 2.5 degrees, the total we had supposedly gained since the
beginning of the industrial age. The newer forecast is 5 years of
colder than normal weather. The German researchers who
spearheaded the GW scare recently decided to call it global
climate variation and said they would revisit GW in about 15
years. What happened to “we only had 12 months to save the
planet” or humanity would be extinct?
— Richard J. Kaiser
The greatest public service which The American Spectator could perform is the complete annihilation of the global warming quackery. Perhaps launching a separate magazine on the subject would be beneficial. There is not one shred of truth to any of the imbecilic assumptions and assertions of these Nazis, but because they follow Jospeh Gobbel’s advice to tell a lie often enough they have prevailed in their pursuit to de-industrialize, tax, and control in ways to make Pol Pot envious.
Global warming forms the basis of a neo-pagan religion which in
turn carries with it the most mind-numbing anti-scientific,
anti-intellectual, but pro-totalitarian agendas for a new world
order. It is long past time for adult supervision of these
— David Bonn
OH FOR GOP’S SAKE
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s No Time for Mischief:
Well, we can already see the GOP in stupid mode. As a breathtaking budget-busting smorgasbord of government pork (projects of sufficiently small interest that private capital and local government capital have been unwilling to fund) and transfer payments/wealth redistribution are being put forward as “stimulus,” Republicans crow that they have not been totally cut out of the process and they might get some of theirs as well. What nonsense! When has government “enterprise” and “fair dealing” ever effectively substituted for private entrepreneurship in obtaining sustainable economic growth? All the “stimulus” will do is delay recovery, possibly ignite inflation, and build in increased public sector spending to reduce potential economic growth for years to come. When has socialism ever worked? There is an alternative that Republicans could be pushing: the Reagan solution (in a time of BOTH rising unemployment and rising inflation) of reduced marginal tax rates, sound money, and some restraint on government spending. Don’t expect the GOP Congressional “leaders” to present such sensible ideas. They are too invested in cutting a deal so they can avoid looking like an opposition party as we all sing Kumbaya along with the Obamamessiah.
The sheeples in the GOP have already shown of what stuff they are made. There were exactly two votes against Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. Now, unlike the radical Democrat senators, I do believe that elections have consequences and the president should get to choose cabinet members who are comfortable with his program. However, it is reasonable to expect a key cabinet member is of good character. The Democrats not so long ago rejected John Tower as Secretary of Defense on character issues, and at the time I believed this was reasonable (if the charges of his alcoholism were true). Now we have signed off on a Secretary of State, who not only has no relevant experience to hold this post (which is the President’s call), but is an unindicted crook and beneficiary of influence peddling to foreign governments. We are about to sign off on a tax cheat as Secretary of the Treasury, and the most political Attorney General since the days of Bobby Kennedy. Does anyone on this blog believe that the Democrats would allow similar situations to slide through the confirmation process almost unopposed?
Well, GOP congresspeople, keep on smilin’ as you get rolled in
this era of bi-partisan cooperation in socialism and third world
style corruption. I can already see elements of the Obama style
as National Scold. As the not-so-new Democrat policies keep
failing to rescue America from internal economic problems and
external threats, you can nod your collective head and bleat
about the need for us all to come together under the wise
stewardship of the Obamamessiah as he calls for Americans to
sacrifice — their income (we must be forced to help the less
fortunate), their comfort (break out the Jimmy Carter sweaters),
their cars (microboxes should be good enough for any of the
little people), their freedom of speech (“fairness doctrine”,
hate speech legislation). If I believed in God, I could only say,
God help the United States of America. It doesn’t appear that
anyone else is going to do so.
— Stephen Zierak
Kansas City, Missouri
VOTE FOR CROOKS, GET ROBBED
In 1933 as people were reacting against bankers, financiers and
the New York Stock Market FDR appointed Joseph P. Kennedy as
Chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission. Partisans
charged that Kennedy made his millions by speculating in stocks,
commodities, real estate, Hollywood studios and, of course,
bootlegging. Roosevelt countered: ”In times like these,
we need the biggest crook in the country in there.” Is that the
kind of Treasury Secretary we want in charge of trillions of
dollars of “bail out” money? We get what we vote
for. May we get what we deserve!
— Michael McCarthy
GETTING SHORT WITH SCHAPER
Re: Steve Schaper’s letter (under “Disease Can Also Kill You”) in Reader Mail’s Gettin’ Bossy:
Mr. Schaper asks “Perhaps the author could explain how needed medical care that is too expensive for those unable to afford insurance can be obtained?” I am not the author, but I would be glad to answer his question.
Medicaid or just walk into any emergency room. No money is needed
for either one.
— Garry Greenwood
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online