Christie on RGGI: “It’s a Failure.”
I’ll go so far as to say that I am thrilled that Chris Christie, my Governor here in New Jersey for whom I am proud to have voted, has planted his foot right in Lisa Jackon’s RGGI. In so many words says Phil Kerpen, VP of Americans for Prosperity in this article: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/26/chris-christie-strikes-major-blow-cap-trade/ This, in response to his announcement to pull out of the initiative today: http://www.northjersey.com/news/politics/052611_Christie_to_pull_NJ_out_of_cap-and-trade_energy_program.html The Governor | Read More »
I need help with my mother.
She sent me this, the latest ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA propaganda on Barack Obama’s “Patient Bill of Rights”: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/patientsbillofrights?source=EMS Needless to say I’m disappointed with my own mother for toeing the line where our noob President is concerned. Apparently she’s out to convince other members of our family now, shamelessly, that this 2700 page travesty is a good thing. I’d like some help in refuting any or all | Read More »
Observation on the Euro from the cheap seats.
The last (actually the first) time I went to Europe, it was on a trip to Italy. That was in May of 2001. back when it was just me and the wife, we were sufficiently flush with the necessary, a fistful of tranquilizers was easier to come by, and flying planes into buildings in an act of Islamofacist terrorism was just a twinkle in Osama bin Laden’s | Read More »
Stupak retires — it’ll be a victory when a Conservative’s in the seat.
Keep your eyes on the Prize. I have no doubt (although I have no proof) that Stupak’s retirement is engineered to satiate some vengeful feelings on both sides: The pro-Life Democrats don’t have a turncoat as a target anymore. The Republicans don’t have the villain that allowed the Nation Health Care Act to pass anymore. Conservatives of either party can no longer use Stupak as | Read More »
300 — The TEA Party Meeting in Morristown, NJ.
The Morristown, NJ, TEA Party holds a monthly meeting. I go to all the events, but I haven’t attended the regular meetings because, as a fledgling entrepreneur, I attend a business meeting which almost always falls on the same Thursday. Considering the events of the last week, I decided to adjust my priorities slightly. After all, if the politics in this country doesn’t stabilize in favor of the individual | Read More »
I refuse. I refuse to pay. I will not be forced to pay for a product that I choose not to buy, whether it is mandated by the 111th Congress or not. I exercise my Constitutional right to refuse to pay excise taxes of any kind. Excise taxes are forbidden and their passage is meaningless under the Constitution. I refuse to obey. It is my | Read More »
I have family that lives in Wareham, and some in Hanover, MA.
I got a hold of my cousins in Wareham (don’t know about Hanover). Husband and wife, no children, either have lost work (and found new work) within a year of today. Both are going out after work to put the final nail in the Coakley coffin (speaking figuratively, of course). Local news tells my cousin that Brown is up (count ‘em) 17% in the Wareham | Read More »
How about a little Comfort ? (USNS Comfort, that is…)
Concerned about actions for the disaster in Haiti, I called Naval Command Services, who directed me through to their Public Affairs Dept for the USNS Comfort. Comfort is the world-famous US Naval floating hospital currently in port in Baltimore, Md. Comfort was a BIG deal when I was at Johns Hopkins, the pride of the medical community in the area, and of Baltimore itself. Served in | Read More »
NJ bill for gay marriage defeated 20 nay to 14 yea
I think the state legislature win-loss tally is now 0-whatever. Still batting 0.000
A glimpse of the Progressive vision of America.
Most people hear about homes being sold for less money than it takes to run the TV all year in Detroit. I wouldn’t recommend traveling there this time of year. Come to think of it, I would recommend traveling there any time of year, after seeing the photo documentary. I see this future for the United States in short order, should the progressive movement reign | Read More »
Let’s hope my vote in NJ counts this one time.
I voted early this morning, and if you don’t know how I voted, then you haven’t been paying attention to New Jersey politics, possibly the most corrupt in the country, even beyond the filth that they moved into the White House from Chicago. Either that, or you were born yesterday. I live in arguably the reddest county in the state of New Jersey (that’d be Morris). Up | Read More »
How I’m going to play Indoctrination Tuesday.
Because I have my own company, my very impressionable elder daughter, 6, will officially be going on a “Take Your Daughter To Work Day”, started by yours truly as a work holiday, which may very well come up every time something like an Obama indoctrination speech happens. She is old enough to understand the President’s speech, but she is not old enough to say no | Read More »
A big Government Thumb on my Scale, and also in my Eye.
From this Fox News article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,538902,00.html comes the amazing News that an (essentially all-)electric car is going to be receiving a fuel economy rating of 230 MPG. You read it right, two hundred thirty. Two. Three. Zero. An amazing order-of-magnitude leap in fuel efficiency, from fossil fuel to electric power, if you ask me. Almost makes a man wonder why this nation didn’t start with | Read More »
So I’m the Nazi now…eh?
I’d like to address, point by point, the latest Times (o’London) article concerning Al Gore’s comparison of AGW non-believers to Nazis. I cannot let this article go unanswered. Please, this is important. It is this kind of comparison that engenders the true imprisonment of the Human mind. It must be stopped, fought, tooth and nail, or I fear that we will all fall into a period of zealotry that | Read More »
TEA Party, Morristown NJ ~ 1500 strong same as last time.
About 1500 in Morristown, NJ, same as last time. Better than expected, I’d say. A much broader spectrum of race and age this time. It may be because this particular event was held on a Saturday, not on a weekday, like April 15 when everyone was working for fighting to get their taxes in. Let’s not minimize the gravity of that. Neither the Republican nor | Read More »
Gavin Schmidt write a AGW hit piece…on his own side!
The Fox News article is found here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529953,00.html And I quote: Sometimes researchers are citing a potential connection to global warming to get noticed, he says, and sometimes journalists are focusing on that connection to make the story more compelling. “There’s a bit of a backlash amid people who have a brain,” says Schmidt. You know, those crazy people they call deniers, like me. Now, | Read More »
Happy 4th of July to everyone! / Time for TEA! / Thank you, REDSTATE.
I’ll be going to the Tea Party in Morristown, NJ from 11 AM to 1 PM on the 4th. I think the event wisely chose short hours because of the traveling and family event-related nature of this long weekend. Last time, it lingered until 3 PM and the crowd began to dissipate earlier than that. I expect the turnout to be excellent, especially considering the | Read More »
Freak Hail Storm in NJ – Do Not Adjust Your Set
(I think the phrase, common in the analog world, is appropriate considering the entire country just went digital over the weekend) This happened just this afternoon. http://wcbstv.com/local/washington.township.hail.2.1045714.html Something for the recordbooks, ladies and gentlemen, and wonderfully amusing in June, but it comes with a caveat from me. Please, don’t fall into the trap of ascribing today’s event as further proof that AGW is bogus. There are better | Read More »
A Modest (non-Swiftian) Proposal concerning passing of a bill.
Why not simply have it written into the Congressional rules the manditory reading of a bill by a voting Congressional member personally, before PASSing (but not REJECTing) that bill? Imagine how much less seriously the Declaration of Independence would have been taken if Delegates from all over the colonies hadn’t put their “John Hancock” on it. Or, if some of the delegates could later claim that they never acutally saw | Read More »
Skanderbeg at the ICCC
First let me point out the Global Warming Petition, which I and my wife have signed. (You’ll find my wife Alexandra and I on the first and second line of the names under D.) We are a professional chemist and biochemist, respectively. If you think I’m pissed off about the AGW, stay away from the Doctress, she’ll rip out make you eat your own liver! If you have any | Read More »