Tuesday, April 26, 2011

35th Anniversary of a Great Day in Baseball

Some moments require no explanation.

If this video doesn't make sense to you, please close your browser window and never return.

One of the greatest moments in Baseball history:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Global Warming is caused by ice makers!!

According to Time Magazine, the big culprit for global warming is... your ice maker!

So they want to impose new regualtions on ice makers, and raise the cost of them. This sort of ban-tax makes no sense when seen from a scientific point of view.  Ice makers contribute a vanishingly small percentage of green house gasses.

It only makes sense when considered from a religous point of view.

You see, environmentalism is a religion. It requires all the basic elements of a religion: a god, a theology, absolute faith, rituals, and sacrifices.

One of the scarifices is human comfort. Turn your air conditioner off, turn the heat down.

And now, warm vodka tonics.

The automatic ice maker is the pinnacle of human acheivement: indoor plumbing, electricity, refrigeration, all combined into a handy, life saving device.

So naturally, it must be eliminated!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mother Earth has Rights!

Mother Earth has Rights!

UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” — to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.

This is silly, you think.  

This is crazy, you say.  

My back yard can sue me for getting mowed?  The trees have a right not to be turned into housing?  Mother Earth can "Just Say NO!" to oil drilling?

Go ahead people, laugh now while you still can.

This will be the reality within your lifetime. Gaia will have rights and you will lose yours.You doubt that?

Go back 30- 40 years and ask your grandfather if he thought that Americans would ban smoking in bars. Go ask him if he could have imagined mandatory recycling programs in every city. See if he would envision billions of dollars spent to combat ‘Global Warming”.

Go ask him if the miracle cure for malaria, DDT, would be banned. See if he believes that entire forests and rivers will be placed off limits to humans because a snail lives there. Ask him if Alar would be banned from use on apples.

In short, ask anyone from the previous generation if the things we consider ‘normal’ would have been acceptable to them.

The Left works on a different time scale. The left knows that what sounds bat-crap crazy today will sound perfectly reasonable to a future generation that has been exposed to decades of propaganda.

We are losing this fight because the other team is more dedicated and more organized, and they are working on a different time scale

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Global Warming causes......Environmental Refugees!

Environmental Refugees! 

When the earth warms under the influence of man made global warming, many millions of people will be displaced.  They will become 'environmental refugees', wandering the globe in search of food and water. 

According to The Guardian:

Rising sea levels, desertification and shrinking freshwater supplies will create up to 50 million environmental refugees by the end of the decade, experts warn today. Janos Bogardi, director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University in Bonn, said creeping environmental deterioration already displaced up to 10 million people a year, and the situation would get worse.

"There are well-founded fears that the number of people fleeing untenable environmental conditions may grow exponentially as the world experiences the effects of climate change," Dr Bogardi said. "This new category of refugee needs to find a place in international agreements. We need to better anticipate support requirements, similar to those of people fleeing other unviable situations." [...]
Hans van Ginkel, UN under-secretary-general and rector of the university, said: "This is a highly complex issue, with global organisations already overwhelmed by the demands of conventionally recognised refugees. However, we should prepare now to define, accept and accommodate this new breed of refugee."

So this dire prediction demands immediate action!  We must act immediately in order to save the lives of millions of innocents who will surely die before the end of the decade.

Wait.  This article was published in 2005.   So the 'end of the decade' they are referring to is 2010!

Where are these refugees?  Where is the desertification and the  'effects of climate change' that will drive these people into the arms of the world community?

They don't exist, of course.  Because Global Warming does not exist.  Because all of this AGW nonsense is blown WAY out of proportion and is based on the most speculative ideas and tenuous connections.

Think I am making this up?  Here is the link to the original story:

So when you read the next set of calamitous predictions, keep in mind that they have never been right in the past.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ann Barnhardt for President!

Ok, so Ann is crazy, but that only adds to the awesomeness of this rant.

Go Ann!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gasoline is cheap

There has been a great deal of argle-bargle recently on the price of gasoline.  According to the news, it seems we are headed for $5 per gallon gasoline, and the Apocalypse is not far behind that.

Get real, people, gasoline is a bargain at $5 per gallon.

No other source of energy comes close to the energy density of gasoline.  It packs more punch per pound than any other usable energy source we have invented.  We use a lot of gasoline because it works really well.

The average car goes about 20 miles per gallon of gas.  Think about that. When is the last time you walked 20 miles?  Heck, when is the last time you walked 1 mile?

Try this experiment:  take all the stuff you use or need during a typical day; briefcase, laptop, phone, backpack, sports gear, workout bag, golf clubs, whatever.  Put it on your back.  Walk 20 miles.   When you get there, I will offer you a ride home for $5.  A bargain, right?

Think about it this way: a 20oz latte runs $5 at Starbucks, or about $15 per gallon.  A dollar for a water bottle comes out to $16 gallon. 

Coffee is a luxury item.  Really, you can make it through the day without $5 worth of caffeine.  Water is FREE and widely available, yet you will pay $16 per gallon for it.  Yet you complain about $3-4 for gas?

And gasoline does not just magically appear.

Oil companies explore remote, barren, and inhospitable places searching for oil.  They drill down thousands of feet into the earth to tap oil reservoirs.  They built elaborate pumping stations and pipelines to get the oil out of the ground.  They load the oil on super massive ships and transport it across vast oceans. They unload the oil at a complex and expensive refinery, where it is broken down into its component parts.  The gasoline is then sent through pipelines, barges and trucks to the corner of just about every street in the nation, where it sits in underground storage tanks for you to buy whenever you want.

For a few bucks. 

Think about that for a moment.  Billions of dollars of capital deployed to bring you a commodity that you have no hope of ever finding or making for yourself, and then they only charge you a few dollars for a gallon.

And that gallon will perform more work per pound than any other energy source yet devised.

Yup, gasoline is cheap.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hypocrite, thy name is The Boss

Bruce Springsteen wants you to pay higher taxes while he applies for tax exemptions

So now we have the spectacle of none other than Bruce Springsteen weighing in on the topic of taxes.  And what does the left-leaning crooner think we ought to do about taxes?  Well, raise them, of course.

Bruce wrote an open letter the the Asbury Park Press critical of Republican Governor Chris Christie's tax policy, lamenting that the state is cutting services but not targeting the rich for more taxes.

It turns out, however, that Bruce does not consider himself to be among those that should pay more in taxes.  He is taking advantage of a tax loophole that allows 'farms' to be taxed a lower rate than homes. 
Springsteen pays more than $138,000 a year in taxes on his three-acre Colts Neck home, but just $4,639 on the adjoining 200 acres, which is organically farmed and has horses, according to the report.
So here we have the Boss trying to tell us that taxes should be raised on everyone else, but he personally takes advantage of tax loopholes to reduce his tax burden. 

Nice work, Bruce.