Archive for 10 Apr 2012

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Watts Up With That?

Given the high profile story today about the 49 NASA astronauts, engineers, and scientists who wrote a scathing letter to NASA director Charles Bolden, Jr. saying Jim Hansen and NASA GISS are exemplifying the “wrong stuff”, I thought I’d share this poster contributed by WUWT reader NickFromNYC:

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Posted: 10 Apr 2012 in Politics

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Since this next election and everything leading up to it will be all racism all the time from the Democrats and MSM, but I repeat myself, I figured this would be a good article to post on this.

Enjoy the read, and fear this election cycle. It’s gonna get ugly.

Race, Republicans, and Democrats

By Bruce Walker

It seems increasingly clear that Obama and the Democrats intend to use race as a principal theme for attacking Republicans in the 2012 election. Last year Obama suggested that the Tea Party was racist. Eric Holder implies that critics of his handling of “Fast and Furious” are racist. Lloyd Marcus, in his recent AT article, describes the difference between the horribly real racism which has haunted modern history and the cynical exploitation of the killing of Trayvon Martin to make absurd accusations of racism against Republicans. It is worth recounting how utterly racist the Democrat Party has been and how hostile to racism the Republican Party has been.

Republicans through Woodrow Wilson

This difference began with the creation of the Republican Party on February 28, 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin, when the party’s explicit purpose was to oppose Democrat “Slaveocrats.” Two years later, when Fremont was the first Republican presidential nominee, his campaign slogan was “Free soil, free men, Fremont.” Lincoln, who was the Republican least hostile to slavery in the South, nevertheless clearly stated: “I do not recall any time in my life in which I did not believe slavery was morally wrong.”

Other Republican leaders were abolitionists before the Civil War. Samuel Chase was so anti-slavery that he was nicknamed before serving in Lincoln’s cabinet as the “Attorney General of Fugitive Slaves.” Lincoln would appoint Chase as chief justice, and one of the first things Chase did was to allow John Rock to be the first black attorney to argue cases before the Supreme Court.

via Articles: Race, Republicans, and Democrats.

More of that hope and change thing. I’m really tired of it. Gas prices are especially hard on folks like myself. I drive one hour to work. 60 miles. That shit adds up pretty damn quick when it comes to putting gas in my car. The argument that drilling now won’t do anything for 10 years was said 10 years ago. What the hell are we waiting for? The Eco-Nazis need to be reigned in and muzzled. That shitty agenda of theirs has created more problems than it has solved.

Gas Prices Grow More Under Obama than Carter

By Lauren Fox

Marking the similarities between President Barack Obama’s time in office and former president Jimmy Carter’s is nothing new. But as of Monday, Obama has hit one more Carter benchmark – both saw gas prices double in their first term of office. [See Where Gas Prices are Spiking the Most]

In fact, while just barely, Obama has seen an even higher gas price increase than Carter dealt with under his administration.

via Gas Prices Grow More Under Obama than Carter – Washington Whispers (usnews.com).

How’s that hope and change thing working out for you? I don’t like it at all. The sooner the SCOTUS overturns this monstrosity the better.

Health-care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds

By Lori Montgomery, Published: April 9

President Obama’s landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study by a Republican member of the board that oversees Medicare financing.

The study is set to be released Tuesday by Charles Blahous, a conservative policy analyst whom Obama approved in 2010 as the GOP trustee for Medicare and Social Security. His analysis challenges the conventional wisdom that the health-care law, which calls for an expensive expansion of coverage for the uninsured beginning in 2014, will nonetheless reduce deficits by raising taxes and cutting payments to Medicare providers.

The 2010 law does generate both savings and revenue. But much of that money will flow into the Medicare hospitalization trust fund — and, under law, the money must be used to pay years of additional benefits to those who are already insured. That means those savings would not be available to pay for expanding coverage for the uninsured.

“Does the health-care act worsen the deficit? The answer, I think, is clearly that it does,” Blahous, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, said in an interview. “If one asserts that this law extends the solvency of Medicare, then one is affirming that this law adds to the deficit. Because the expansion of the Medicare trust fund and the creation of the new subsidies together create more spending than existed under prior law.”

via Health-care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds – The Washington Post.