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Kudos for Dr. Clowes’s excellent article! We need more pieces
like his. The dangerous lies and word games the pop controllers
are using need to be exposed and debunked, as Dr. Clowes has
masterfully done. We cannot let the pre-born baby killers
establish a new World (dis)Order with their “reproductive
health.” The new socialism of the United Nations de-Population
Fund and its ilk are stealing millions of dollars from
hard-working and decent, yet naïve Americans, into their coffers
in order to “fix” a so-called “climate change problem” by pushing
abortion and abortifacient contraceptives. I propose that instead
of talking about a “climate change problem,” we start talking
about a “lunatic change problem”. And we all know who the
— Adolfo J. Castañeda,
THE LAST LAUGH
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Laughing at the Left:
Just a few minor corrections for Mr. Hillyer, and an observation: The earth is only 4.5 billion years old, so it can’t have been doing much of anything for six billion years. And from what I’ve read, temperatures have been flat or cooling now since 1998, which in fact is 11 years, going on twelve, not just eight or ten.
My observation is this, and it was inspired by Mr. Hillyer’s last
paragraph describing “blue-in-the-face uncontrollable laughing
(fits).” I believe The Left has a master plan with all of its
goofy hijinx, and that is, namely and precisely, to induce such
spasms of laughter in all who don’t share its views, as to prove
fatal, thus clearing the field of all opposition. This would,
indeed, give The Left the last laugh, were it not for the fact
that its members have no sense of humor.
— D. Reich
Peter Ferrara’s excellent article, one of the few to do so, accurately points out that global warming has much more to do with power and money than science. Little wonder that the Obama administration, some members of congress and much of the press side with the chorus of denials expressed by far too many scientists. Denial is party line.
California Senator Barbara Boxer contended that this is primarily a “stolen e-mail” problem. Some in the press characterized the concern disclosed by the (hacked or leaked) e-mails as a problem only in the eyes of Republicans.
Carol Browner, the Obama administration’s climate “czar,” said she considers the science to be settled. She was quoted “I’m sticking with the 2500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real.”
Has the advice to journalists “follow the money” become obsolete? Are the lessons of Watergate old hat? Ms. Browner is on the board of one of the leading carbon offset trading companies, APX. Isn’t it conceivable that there could be a conflict of interest?
Has the press ever taken a look at another dealer in carbon offsets, the Chicago Climate Exchange? Chicago — isn’t that the home of many in the Obama administration?
Carbon offsets are remarkably similar to the indulgences sold by the Catholic Church in the middle Ages. After the sinner confessed and paid up, his or her sins were absolved. Carbon offsets work in the same fashion, enabling the “sinners” to continue to indulge in cars, large homes, and private airplanes and even belching smokestacks.
My advice those still in denial about Climategate: Buy five
carbon offsets — go and sin no more!
— Stan Welli
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s President Spock:
I think the reason Barack Obama lacks judgment and common sense is because the man is a screaming narcissist — he loves himself and he doesn’t give a fig for anybody else. He goes to Oslo, makes a speech on accepting the most undeserved prize in history and refers to himself more than 30 times. The man is an embarrassment, he is well short of maturity, he doesn’t know what he is talking about and his philosophical ideas mostly come down to trying to please everybody by splitting the baby in two. The man is a teenager who wants to have his own way and never have to clean up his room.
The essence of good judgment is to be able to understand how
other people might view the same event and then having the
courage to make a decision and defend it. Lincoln was very good
at working out what the public would think and so was Ronald
Reagan — it was probably his greatest strength. Both men had a
high degree of moral courage, they were not frightened of making
hard decisions and they stuck to their guns when the fur was
flying. Both Lincoln and Reagan were very modest men and it did
not require any emotional sacrifice on their parts to see the
problems of the day from a wider perspective. But Obama can’t do
that, he is way to arrogant to consider that he might be wrong
and to concede that others might know more about an issue than he
does it. Lincoln and Reagan were leaders who understood the
problems of the day and could explain them well enough for the
American people to support them and persevere through trying
times. Obama is a dilettante.
— Christopher Holland
DUMPING THE LOAD
Re: Ben Stein’s We’ve Figured Him Out:
Ben Stein hit the nail on the head. Imagine having a driveway to your garage that never got finished. One day you are out watering your lawn and here comes the government cement truck and the driver tells you that you have to take the load of cement whether you are ready for it or not. The truck dumps the load right in front of your garage and drives off leaving you the bill thinking that he has done you a favor.
You have two choices, both of which are not good. You can spread
the wet concrete out so it is not hard to deal with later when
you want to get rid of it, or you can let it harden and then jack
hammer it out later. Either way, you are left with an expensive
mess that you were forced into paying for in the first place and
now have to pay in order to get rid of it. When are the American
people going to wake up to what is going on here in our country?
All the politicians are doing is telling you the wonderful things
they are doing for you in order to get re-elected — without the
least bit of attention being paid to accountability or to
transparency or to the American people who elected them.
Hopefully we can stop this “truck” before it dumps its
— S. Chisholm
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?