Your real Irish, that is. Look before swimming. Enter the confessional. The carbon divide. Plus more.
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2. If I act blindly, without checking to see if lifeguards are on duty, I can directly bring about the exact opposite result of what I sought to bring about.
Conclusion: An intelligent or thinking human beings is aware of
his surroundings and take this information into consideration
before taking hasty action.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
Re: The Prowler’s Obama Security Breech:
I am a long time fan of the online Spectator and, in particular, the Prowler. I was very disappointed to read, on RedState, your criticism of Bobby Jindal. Yes, I have read the retraction but the story is out there and now it’s a bit too late.
Shame on you for not checking your facts before you “slam” a
fellow conservative. My opinion of spectator.org has, sadly, been
— Linda Sparks
CAP AND FROWN
Re: G. Tracy Mehan, III’s Has Obama Killed Carbon Cap and Trade?
The Democrats and the schools have long promoted the myth of man-made global warming as a means to destroy industrial capitalism. The “Green Energy” initiatives are a “head fake” to the Unions as the policy seems to support “industry,” and yet at the current and foreseeable future these technologies are simply non-competitive. The end result is continued de-industrialization and energy dependence. In addition, the “Cap and Trade” program is merely a tax on industry, and will no doubt be used by the Democrats to create yet another powerful and wealthy GSE to reward the party faithful and siphon funds to Democrat friendly environmental groups. Destroy industry and capitalism while funding Democrat special interest groups; it simply does not get any better than this. But to beat an idea, you need an alternative idea!
Solution: Make all power generated from “Carbon Free Energy Sources” tax free!
Objective: Encourage energy independence and “Green Energy” alternatives while reducing the complexity of the tax code without creating any new bureaucratic expenses! Makes the “Cap and Trade” program unnecessary as the “more desirable” energy sources will have a major cost advantage and it is less disruptive to current power solutions.
Unstated Objective: Encourage Nuclear Power and allow competitive alternative energy a competitive advantage without putting the government in charge of selecting the winners. Prevent the Democrats from creating yet another bureaucratic infrastructure to reward party faithful and buy votes.
Remember Fannie Mae but this time on industrial grade steroids!
Democrat talking points and counter arguments: Hard to think of a rational argument, which is why I am not a Democrat, I guess! The likely objection would be to Nuclear Power but the simple counter is “Carbon Free.” Then accuse them of being anti-union, which is in favor of Nuclear Energy.
Remember, split the Democrats along the Green / Industrial Union
divide — the two groups are ultimately incompatible.
— Henry Lucas
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?