Sunday, August 31, 2014

Obama's Week of Weakness (Week 2)

This week really shows the animal for the Democrat party should be an ostrich with it's head in the sand.  I think this would be just as valid for their domestic policies, as they ignore the failures of those policies.  Legislation can bring heaven to Earth, in the eyes of the utopian leftist.

Monday) Several stories for 8/25/2014;

Story One) Spin doctoring Obama's lack of response to ISIS, and stating "if ISIS was a problem in Syria, Obama would take care of it."  Like he took care of Russia invading the Ukraine this week?

Story Two) And the obligatory; "Obama has spent less time off than his predecessors"

Bush still worked at ranch; However the media held no punches when criticizing him for taking vacations.

As has been stated by Mark Levin, Obama's schedule when NOT on vacation is a joke!  He doesn't wake up until after NINE!  The last week of August, he was purportedly not on Vacation and his schedule was completely empty.  NOTHING, for the whole week?

Invariably, my comment to lefists that always point to Bush taking more vacation, is the obvious;
"Two wrongs don't make a right".  Seriously, why do you use bad behavior to excuse more bad behavior?

Tuesday) 8/26/2014: Obama's indecisiveness is costing lives, however the Obama uncertainty principle is a working factor of his presidency.

Last September the MSM defended his indecision, saying it was working in Syria.  A year later would they still defend such an asinine assertion?

Would they dare say the same thing today?

Wednesday) 8/27/2014: This is perhaps the best article to come out of the mainstream news this week, dealing with his own indecisiveness, and Obama's inability to course correct from his mistake.

This isn't something that is exclusive to Obama, every Democrat today suffers from this hubris.  They won't course correct on their economic blunders, and they won't course correct on their international blunders.

Thursday) 8/28/2014: Absolutely no plan to deal with the greatest Islamic Terrorist threat since Al Qaeda?  The very same day the Obama administration stated to global audience that they have no plant, Russia invaded the Ukraine.

Friday) Two stories for 8/29/2014: I wasn't sure which one was more damning of this pathetic administration, So I'll comment on two;

Story One) Obama urges calm while his weak Presidency did nothing to stop the collapse of Ukraine to Russia.  He wonders why Israel rejected his "peace treaty"?  If Israel listened to Obama, there would be no more Israel.

Story Two) They don't have a plan to deal with ISIS. Why would our enemies fear us, when Obama couldn't lead himself out of well lit room?

Saturday) The feckless and weak administration is blaming perception on his failures.  It's not his fault the world is falling apart.  Social media is creating a false perception of failure. Lying about the news is low, but not surprising.

Classic narcissism, and leftism.  The inability to accept responsibility for your mistakes.  The problem is, announcing to the world, that we don't have a plan will cost MORE American lives.  I fear ISIS will strike America, and Obama still won't have a clue or a plan.

Friday, August 29, 2014

5 tips for Implementing Positive Change In Your Life

What are some of the best ways to implement positive change in your life?

1) Be happy in everything you do.  This is seriously under rated.  If you go into a task with a positive attitude, more than likely those around you, will be drawn to help you.  I would add to this, that avoiding media that drags itself through the mud, to express misery and despair should be avoided.

2) All life is political.  it's important to understand how you affect other people.  You have to pay attention to the feeling of others, and position yourself as an asset to your corporation, your family, your neighborhood.  What do you bring to the table?  Are you in a constant quest of self improvement?

3) There is only one person that can motivate you.  Look in the mirror, see the person staring back at you?  They want to be more than the sum of your parts, but you have to get past the entropy of being human.

4) Get up and move, as cheesy as it sounds a body in motion is likely to stay in motion.  There was a study released recently, financially successful people work over 60 hours per week.  The unions gave you "the weekend" all right, and as a result have ensured more people stay at the bottom.

5) Stop expecting someone else to make you happy or motivated.  They have their own battles to fight, and more people need support than can offer a helping hand.

So what's with the dramatic graphic I chose at the top of this post?

It's the final secret to success, and positive change.  Be uncomfortable with everything in your life.  It's when you are uncomfortable that the greatest change, for the better happens in your life.

When do you focus on cleaning your house?  When you're uncomfortable with how dirty it is.  When do you focus on changing your career?  When it makes you uncomfortable.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Unintended Consequences Of Utopian Statism

The hubris of statism and feel good intentions of prohibiting behavior and trade always has unintended consequences.  With plastic bag ban, it's an increase in norovirus and people getting sick.  Mortgage and banking industry, Democrats passed laws forcing banks to give bad loans.  We all know the end result of that.  Millions of people couldn't (and wouldn't) pay back their loans, leading to a mortgage crisis.

If the left was as truly as open minded as they claim, they would reverse course on these bans, but they don't and the result is people die from their hubris.

The case study for this blog will be the CAFE standards, to "save the environment", or as they were originally envisioned to "make us more energy independent."

So let's challenge those two premises, and then move on to the unintended consequences of Utopian regulations, to change behavior.

1) Has it "saved the environment"?  By their own standards, CO2 is a pollutant. (Which I'll be addressing in a future post)  What has CO2 done since the inception of the CAFE standards?

2) It's original goal was to reduce the amount of oil imported.  Did it accomplish that?  Initially the data makes it appear that way after ten years.  However that's not taking into account two things.  Firstly, increased oil production domestically allowed under Reagan's lax on regulatory burden.  Secondly, decreased consumption in the early eighties from a recession that was the worst since the great depression.  (unlike the one Obama inherited).  You can see this in the Total oil used which also decreased from 1980 to 1985.

Year CO2 Level CO2 - %change Oil Imported OI - %Change total oil used TOU - %Change
1978 336.48 ppm 2,319,826 Not Available
1980 339.34 ppm 1,926,162 17,056,000
1985 346.65 ppm 22.1% 1,168,297 -64.8% 15,726,000 -8.5%
1990 354.88 ppm 23.2% 2,151,387 45.7% 16,988,500 7.43%
1995 361.70 ppm 18.9% 2,638,810 18.47% 17,724,590 4.15%
2000 369.85 ppm 22.0% 3,319,816 20.51% 19,701,080 10.03%
2005 380.78 ppm 28.7% 3,695,971 10.18% 20,802,160 5.29%
2010 390.22 ppm 24.2% 3,362,856 -9.91% 19,180,130 -8.46%
Sources: CO2 data, Imported Oil, Total Oil Used

So what does the data tell us?

1)  CO2 has not stopped increased, despite the push for smaller cars. In fact as an average, CO2 has remained at a constant state of increase, completely separate from economic activity. (see point 2)

2) Imported oil hasn't decreased, today is a greater percentage of total oil used, then it was in 1978.  It was 13.6% in 1978 and is 17.5% today.  You can also see in total oil used, that recessions changed behavior more than regulations.

What about my initial point, that CAFE standards kill (and that wonderful picture in the beginning)?
According to the Brookings Institution, a 500-lb weight reduction of the average car increased annual highway fatalities by 2,200-3,900 and serious injuries by 11,000 to 19,500 per year. USA Today found that 7,700 deaths occurred for every mile per gallon gained in fuel economy standards. Smaller cars accounted for up to 12,144 deaths in 1997, 37% of all vehicle fatalities for that year.
How many deaths have resulted? Depending on which study you choose, the total ranges from 41,600 to 124,800. To that figure we can add between 352,000 and 624,000 people suffering serious injuries, including being crippled for life. In the past thirty years, fuel standards have become one of the major causes of death and misery in the United States — and one almost completely attributable to human stupidity and shortsightedness.
National Review has another brilliant unintended consequence.  Fewer people will be able to afford newer cars, as regulatory burden drives prices upward.

Given all this why hasn't the state repealed the CAFE standards?

Reagan said it best:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Has The Libertarian Movement Finally Arrived?

Has the libertarian movement finally arrived?

I'm going to buck the trend and say no, young people frustrated with Obama will still vote for Hillary.

Let's break the libertarian "movement" down.

How I view people who call themselves libertarian;

1) There are the Marxist Libertarians like Noam Chomsky.  These few elitists believe they can change human nature and eliminate capitalism.  This group is completely ideological and will still vote for Hillary in 2016.

2) Neutral Libertarians, usually atheists like Adam Carola or Penn Gillete.  They are of the strain I call, "Anarcho-Libertarians", they believe the state has no use, and in some ways are just as ideologically utopian as the far left.  It's quite easy to debunk, interestingly a lot like the first group, they believe human nature can be changed, or they don't understand human nature.

3) Randian Libertarians. (don't really know what else to call this group).  These are like Rand Paul, who still believe Government is necessary, but want to greatly reduce the role of Government in our lives.  They are less idealistic, and far more realistic.  They don't call themselves "Randian", there isn't really a name for this group.

It's the variations in the philosophy, that have caused me to call myself am constitutional conservative.  Open borders would lead to a disaster.  Effectively, we can see that today with the lawless President.  We have open borders today and millions of people are streaming across the border.  Do they love the country?  Some of them are most likely Islamic extremists.  Do they have diseases?  Even before we had massive welfare that made more open borders possible, Ellis Island made sure immigrants could support themselves and were disease free.  A country can't survive with porous borders and welfare.  That's an absolute recipe for disaster.

Polls on the subject show that most libertarians don't even agree on what the philosophy means.  Some of the points that back up my statements here;

1) 41% of self described libertarians are against the free market. (believe Government regulation is necessary) These will always support Democrats.
2) 46% believe Corporate profit should be limited.  Again, these will support Democrats.
3) 38% believe the myth that welfare helps the poor.  The lowest percentage of these stats in this group, shows that not every Libertarian believes in limited Government and free market values.

Finally, unlike the article in Reason and the NY Times, I don't think type 1 or even most of type 2 libertarians are going to abandon Hillary Clinton in 2016.  They'll be right back in the voting booth for the "progressive" cause, that they've been indoctrinated into accepting.

Would you be interested in a blog post on how I view human nature?


I'll also end with this, I think it's crucial people know where their beliefs land them.  This is the best Political test I've found, and would suggest everyone take it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gun Free Zones Cause Gun Violence

Another tragic mass shooting happened in a gun free zone yesterday.  The shooter at Fort Lee was able to commit the act, because her victims couldn't legally defend themselves.  Sources in the media will of course attack the tools used to commit murder.  Unfortunately, they won't look at the real causes of violence and mass murder.

1) Gun Free Zones Cause Mass Murder - This is related to my other post, (and one yet to come this week) legislation toward utopia always has unintended consequences.  In the case of Gun Free zones, like Cafe standards (the post I'm working on), it causes death.  Their answer isn't that their legislation is failing and needs repealed.  They have engaged in enormous hubris on their quest for utopia.  A more perfect society is always only one law away from reality.

2) Gun Prohibitions Increase Violent Crime and Home Invasions - There has been an entire book written on More Guns, Less Crime - buy it and become even more informed and armed to battle Utopian Hubris on the left.  There are some amazing statistics, that prove such utopian measures don't make society safer.  For instance if you remove the cities in America with the strictest laws prohibiting gun ownership, America's violent crime rate goes from 4th globally to 25th.
this topic.

3) The Constitution is Crystal Clear - There are two separate clauses in this amendment.  the first clause details the rights of the people to freely assembly and form militias.  The second part of the clause supports the right of the people, individuals to keep and bear arms.

the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - See more at:
The founders didn't make exceptions for the mentally ill, or the disturbed.  They made the language in plain English and easy for individuals to easily understand!  Your right to KEEP and BEAR Arms, shall not be infringed.

I really don't understand why this is so hard to understand.  It's a lot like the first amendment and the right to prayer and preach everywhere. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scandalzilla: Obama Administration's 3 Biggest Scandals

The list of scandals Obama is involved in should shock and dismay every American patriot.  Unfortunately the Democrats, have become hyper partisan, defending the imperialist actions of this lawless President.  I'm not going to go over every scandal, just the three big ones.  Why do they matter?

Liberty and integrity suffer if we allow this lawless President to go unpunished.
Fast and Furious: Full coverage on the story from the LA Times.  In fact, it's probably the best coverage I've seen and it's from a MSM source. This one of all the scandals, should have the left apoplectic.  For God's sake, they were giving criminals GUNS!!

Some of those guns, used against border patrol (, and against our marines.

Obama, is worse than Nixon.  No one died from Nixon's imperial lying; (from the article)
President Obama asserted executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents in June 2012 minutes before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt by the House Oversight Committee. 

Why would he assert such privilege if he wasn't involved in the conspiracy?

Benghazi attack: If the evidence against the administration, makes them look bad, this makes them look even worse. FROM THE BEGINNING, even the MSM challenged the official narrative;

From the Washington Post: (IN 2012)

 “I have seen that report, and the story is absolutely wrong. We were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.  That report is false.”
— Carney, news briefing, Sept. 1
“Well, you’re conveniently conflating two things, which is the anniversary of 9/11 and the incidents that took place, which are under investigation and the cause and motivation behind them will be decided by that investigation.”
— Carney, news briefing, Sept. 17
 “It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked violently, and the result was four deaths of American officials. So, again, that's self- evident.
“He also made clear that at this point, based on the information he has — and he is briefing the Hill on the most up-to-date intelligence — we have no information at this point that suggests that this was a significantly preplanned attack, but this was the result of opportunism, taking advantage of and exploiting what was happening as a result of reaction to the video that was found to be offensive.”
— Carney, news briefing, Sept. 20
From Fox News (Jan 2014)

Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation's top civilian and uniformed defense officials -- headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama -- were informed that the event was a "terrorist attack," declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president's Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward. 
The most damning of all, is that Stevens asked for more security in Benghazi.

This all came out in 2012, and yet in 2013, McLatchey printed an article stating Stevens never asked for help (not linking to them, they don't deserve the clicks.)

It's amazing that there is not more outrage over this.  The administration, lied, covered up Steven's death, and covered up Al Qaeda.  ALL to get Obama re-elected.

IRS: Speaking of getting Obama re-elected, this was the cherry on top of the ice cream.  Targeting conservative and tea party groups to make it harder for them to fight Obama.

Where's the proof you say?

redacted, deleted and destroyed.

1) Email servers backup any emails sent from the local machine.  How likely is it that so many machines had hard drive problems at the same time?  How likely is it the servers lost their data?  The backups of those servers?  (which they conveniently stopped in 2012)

Nixon lost 18 minutes of tape and the media, and democrats lost their minds.

The IRS loses ENTIRE HARD DRIVES from the entire department that Louis Lerner worked in and we hear NOTHING?

2) Some of those emails were released and they are absolutely damning of Louis Lerner (and Obama).  Louis Lerner was just doing what Obama wanted.

At the very least Louis Lerner should be fired. AT THE VERY LEAST!

Conclusion: Any American who is not outraged at these three scandals, given the evidence against the administration is a useful idiot.

What scandals do you think I missed, that I should've talked about?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Obama's Week of Weakness (Week 1)

Obama's Week of Weakness, this will be an ongoing blog using news stories to document Obama's weak leadership.  This past week in particular inspired me to write this post.  When he went golfing right after his pronouncement against ISIS.  I then went back to listen to his speech that day.  It was completely dispassionate and uninterested.

You'll also notice that these are all mainstream news links.  They've already abandoned Obama for Hillary Clinton.

Monday) We started the week off with a whimper.  Obama appeals for calm at Ferguson, by stepping in the middle of it like a 4 ton drunk elephant.  By Monday the Washington Times still wasn't fully off the obama train wreck;

Mr. Obama, who interrupted his summer vacation and received White House briefings on the racially charged clashes, was careful to prod both the protesters and the law enforcement officials deployed there in his most extensive remarks thus far on the unfolding events.
It must've been important if he had to interrupt his summer vacation to say this;

“What is also true is that given the history of this country, where we can make progress in building up more confidence, more trust, making sure that our criminal justice system is acutely aware of the possibilities of disparities in treatment, there are safeguards in place to avoid those disparities, where training and assistance is provided to local law enforcemet who may just need more information in order to avoid potential disparity,” he said.
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Before any evidence was in Obama attacked the police officer.  As the week went on the evidence has continued to weaken for the "Hands up, don't shoot" idiocy.

In these situations it would be better for the President not to get involved at all.  He can't help himself, he hates white people, and law enforcement.

Tuesday) Obama after crashing headlong into crap Monday, still felt he needed to be involved in Ferguson. forced to confront race again.  Before any evidence is in, Ferguson is a racial issue, not a criminal issue.
 This piece is basically the main stream media still covering up for Obama.  If you're really interested in it read it.  This was a day before the Administration's complete collapse into uselessness.  Several news organizations had idiotic stories like this.  NPR claims Obama is

It's all down hill from here, not even the media could continue to cover for the worst President ever.

Wednesday) This was perhaps one of Obama's worst moments as President.  (if not the worst, when we look back retrospectively) Obama's speech was dispassionate and uninvolved.  He said what he had to say hurriedly then rushed back to the links, to finish up his 18 holes.

"Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group," Obama said.
Compare that to Bush after another declaration of War, 9/11:
These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
The difference is clear.  Bush loves this country, Obama doesn't.  After that weak kneed gut reaction, he went on for paragraphs trying to separate ISIS/L from Islam.  Why is he once again defending Islam?  Is it any wonder so many people think Obama is Muslim?

Obama said. The Islamic State "speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day.
"Their ideology is bankrupt," he said.
ISIS is following the path of their prophet Mohammed explicitly.  Mohammed was not a good or holy man.  He was literally more savage than Ghenghis Khan.  Did Khan ever behead 1,000 jews for not converting to his religion?  Did Khan rape the wives of men he killed?

That is who Islam is worshipping.  The Quran and the Haditha back up violent Jihad.

Thursday) Sen. McCain who helped give ISIS our Weapons in Syria last year, now has decided they are a threat to America.  He's absolutely right about Obama, even though McCain now correctly sees ISIS as a threat (that we shouldn't have helped), Obama has yet to catch the clue train.

Judging his idiotic comments regarding Islam, he'll never reverse course in this regard.

Friday) Providing a checkpoint for where we are, Obama's poll numbers were released.  Compared to Bush at this point in his Presidency, Obama's popularity isn't much better!

Imagine where it would be if the media was honest and truthful.  Tuesday, should've been stories challenging Obama's obsession with race.  How can the country move away from racism, if we don't move away from racism?

Saturday) This is a really fascinating piece written by someone with a utopian mindset.  They ask the question; "Why isn't Obama's worldview working", from the standpoint of not understanding human nature and the world at large.  Those who deny the existence of evil, don't understand why it continues to advance when they withdraw.

this is particularly telling;
Obama wanted to close the book on 9/11 America, pledging to end the nation’s “permanent war” footing. That has meant not only taking on the legacy of the attacks but also convincing worried allies in Europe and the Middle East that the country is not in retreat after more than a decade of war.

The Muslims who perpetrated 9/11 felt they were extracting revenge for the Barbary wars and for a loss that happened in Romania on 9/11.

The cult of Islam has a long memory, and in no way could Obama's actions end the "permanent war" against that evil ideology.  An ideology that helped back Hitler's National Socialism.  An ideology that was also at the root of World War 1.  When we divided the Caliphate up.

There is only two ways to end jihad.

1) Education.  Try to convert them to any other religion.

2) War.  We cannot shirk to the evil that they bring, we have to fight it.

What was your story of the week that showed Obama's weakness?