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THE LEAD COW
Re: Andrew Cline’s Where’s the Urgency on Health Care Reform?:
The president got my attention with his pressing hard on the stimulus, that it be passed as quickly as possible. But then, it was passed, and rather than have an immediate signing that weekend, he went on vacation. So, it appeared to those of us who were really watching, that his urgency was more about getting his way than doing what the American people needed. Now, I wasn’t for the first stimulus, believing it was never about shovel ready jobs, but more about Chicago pay-back politics, to give to his cronies who elected him. As we see where the money was doled out, I believe that has born truth.
Years ago when working cattle, my father made me note who the lead “cow” of the herd was. His reasoning was simple, the cattle herd always has a lead animal, and believe it or not, it is the most hard headed cow. The bull has his own structure in the herd, but it is the lead cow you watch. She is known for making others do things her way, not because she has true leadership skills. You watch her because you can tell by watching her if she’s going to make the herd hard to manage or not, the day you work your cattle. You also watch her because if she proves to be a fence breaker, you take her to the sale barn!
Watching our president build his own corals has me sorting out his reasoning. I have come to some startling conclusions. First, I believe he has focused on the very things that would give him ultimate power, those being banking, control of jobs, his universal medical “care” he desires, etc. I looked for what the end game might be. And what I have concluded has left me quite undone. I believe our president knows his capital is playing out, but that he wants to have firm fences in place. For all the talk of conservatives or Republicans regaining control again in 2010, this statement will be shocking, but I believe that he as a statist is exacting controls and plans to have NO more elections. He could, if any small event takes place, be it financial or enemy attack, or other medical crisis (swine flu?). He will declare martial law and suspend all normal business as usual. He would suspend any elections and stay in power.
Beyond this I will repeat my Dad’s advice, watch the lead animal.
What that lead animal does is more revealing than anything
— Bev Gunn
East Texas Rancher
Re: Ross Kaminsky’s Dead Ringer:
I agree completely with your conclusions that those like Briffa, Hansen, Jones and Mann have severely manipulated the data to support their own pre-conceived notions. They are not scientists in the true definition of the term, and do not adhere to the scientific method, which does require others to be able to use the raw data, repeat the same experiment, analysis and independently reach their own conclusion. These people only use science to further their agenda, and manipulate data and everything they can to further their own end.
I have a science degree in forestry. Any of the chicanery that these “esteemed” scholars have pulled would have made sure my major professor would have had me thrown out of the school.
The real question to ponder is what is these so-called scientists’ real agenda? What is the real agenda of Briffa, Hansen, Jones, Mann et al.? Look at the positions they espouse as the conclusions of their “research.” From my casual analysis, it seems these “scientists” want us to dramatically reduce the population on the earth, dramatically change the world and local economies, and force us back to a more agricultural economy, but permit them to continue to live their lives as they want. Most important of all, they want to become the ruling class to dictate to all of the world what we can and cannot do according to their view of the world. The UN conference in Copenhagen that starts next week is part of that nefarious plan to create a ruling environmental body.
Unfortunately, they are not alone. The endangered species act has had its instances where fabricated data were used to justify the range of a species spuriously as well as what I would call hair splitting to define new species to “protect” when in fact they are not really new species.
It is a sad state of affairs when scientists can no longer be
counted on for transparency in their research and strive to make
sure they are not prejudiced as they accuse others of
— John Leake
SIGHT FOR SOROS’ EYES
Re: Matthew Vadum’s Soros Eyes Secretaries:
Election Day 2010 is less than one year away and I read that Missouri Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan, is running for the U. S. Senate.
According to Section 14, Article IV, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, of our Missouri Constitution, the Secretary of State is custodian of records, and documents and performs duties in relation to elections and corporations.
Don’t you think that being a candidate in an election that you
are required to oversee, is a serious conflict of interest?
Shouldn’t she resign from her state executive position? After
all, you can’t referee the game you’re playing
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?