Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A Welcome Call to Arms!

A Call to Arms!

David Losey over at “The Conservative Voice” has an excellent piece titled “A Call to Arms!” In it, he spells out why Conservatives must refuse to support the GOP any longer and, finally, organize into a force to be reckoned with.

I agree with Losey. We are being ignored… by the very people WE put in power! They have sold us out!

The GOP is about to present, to us, a slate of candidates for the Presidency of the US, which is so far from conservative it is frightening.

At this moment, I see no way the GOP can win the Office of President of the United States in 2008. If they do, it will be without the support of true conservatives. There is not a single announced candidate I can support. Not one!

Please go over and read Mr. Losey’s article. You’ll find it at:

In the meantime, consider what we conservatives can do to have an impact on the 2008 election. Another political party? A true Conservative Party? I’m all for it!


We're Doomed! What's for Dinner? ... by Alan Caruba

We’re Doomed. What’s for Dinner?
By Alan Caruba


On Sunday, Jan 28, the front-page story in my daily newspaper was “A chilling conclusion on global warming.” By Tuesday, the front page story was “Climate Study: Millions will go hungry and dry.” Soon more revelations about a United Nations report on climate change, due in April, will be in the news, but let me tell you its conclusion. We’re doomed.

Now, you might ask yourself, why would anyone have any confidence in a report from an international institution that perpetrated the greatest fraud, “Oil-for-Food”, in modern history? Or that stacked its Human Rights Commission with representatives of the most repressive nations? Or that initiated a ban on DDT, thus leading to the needless deaths of millions from malaria? Or that is currently dawdling around while thousands continue to die in Darfur?

I mean, just how much credibility does the United Nations have these days? Or, for that matter, its International Panel on Climate Change that has issued various assessments of the climate since it was created in 1988 under the aegis of the U.N. Environmental Program.

Despite the Oscar statuette waiting for Al Gore’s dubious documentary, do you really want to take the word of Hollywood celebrities, politicians, and a U.N. panel that, according to the Sunday news story, involves a “group of 50 researchers, representing thousands more, (who) will then meet in secret to put the finishing touches on the report.”

“Meet in secret”? Excuse me, but isn’t real science about being able to actually prove one’s conclusions are accurate, as opposed to conjuring up a scarifying report that predicts that, by 2080, millions of people will go hungry and that there will be “critical water shortages in China and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and the United States…”

When he accepted the prestigious 2006 Craaford Prize, Wallace S. Broecker, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and universally deemed the world’s foremost climate interpreter, said, “My lifetime study of Earth’s climate system has humbled me. I’m convinced that we have greatly underestimated the complexity of this system. The importance of obscure phenomena, ranging from those that control the size of raindrops to those that control the amount of water pouring into the deep sea from the shelves of the Antarctic continent, makes reliable modeling very difficult, if not impossible.”

Despite the endless deluge of global warming claims there is also a mountain of climate data to dispute them. The primary reason for disputing the claims is that they are based on computer models. These are the same computer models meteorologists use to predict next week’s weather. How often are these predictions wrong? The answer is (a) daily, (b) weekly, (c) frequently or (d) all of the above.

Coming soon there will be another huge propaganda paroxysm about global warming.

Let me put your mind at ease. It is common knowledge among meteorologists that the Earth has natural cycles of warming and cooling, and that over the last 740,000 years there have been eight cycles, including four ice ages. Has the Earth been warming? Yes, since the end of the last Ice Age. Is it rapidly warming now? No.

If you want to believe a bunch of guys meeting in secret to write horrible scenarios of stuff that is not going to happen, be my guest.

What really scares me is proposed federal legislation based on the latest U.N. report. The damage it will do to our thriving economy is incalculable.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, The Center is a clearinghouse for information about “scare campaigns” designed to influence public opinion and policy.
© Alan Caruba, January 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Silly Season" in South Carolina !

Silly Pandering Season Opens in South Carolina
(News release from the Sons of Confederate Veterans.)

What was intended as a Martin Luther King, Jr. observance in Columbia,S. C. has turned into the opening of the silly political pandering season.

With the South Carolina Democratic primary scheduled as one of the earliest in the nation in 2007, silly political rhetoric seems to have pushed the purpose of the event to the background.

Showing up for events in Columbia were at least three Democratic candidates, or potential candidates, Senators Christopher Dodd, Connecticut, Joseph Biden, Delaware, and Barack Obama, Illinois, who was hosted at a breakfast by Jesse Jackson.

Two of the three addressed the issue of the Confederate flag at the soldiers memorial on the South Carolina capitol grounds.

Senator Dodd is quoted by the Associated Press as saying " I don't believe it (the Confederate flag) belongs on the capitol grounds. It belongs in a museum." Senator Dodd's comments beg the questions good journalists used to ask like "What has your experience with slavery in Connecticut history led you to this conclusion?"

Too bad the Hartford (Ct) Courant reporters weren't present in Columbia. Particularly Jenifer Frank, Anne Furrow or Joel Lane, the authors of the 2005-6 best selling expose "Complicity, How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited From Slavery".

Senator Dodd seems a little disoriented, as he is sometimes thought to be in Washington. Perhaps memory has failed him about the major slave import business taking place in the 19th century in places like New London and Old Mystic, Connecticut. Could it be that Senator Dodd overlooked one of the largest slave plantations in America, located in Connecticut, described in the above publication?

Senator Dodd claims familiarity with the Yale University Law School of New Haven, Ct. One of their proudest achievements is called the Avalon Project, "Confederate States of America". In it, he could learn a lot of truth from those in his own state without going to South Carolina to tell their legislators and people how they should think or vote.

Senator Biden is a case study of its own. The AP quotes him as saying "If I were a state legislator (SC) I'd vote to have it removed from the grounds...out of state." This is the same Senator Biden who, on a previous visit commented about Delawarians having to go South a couple of states to reach the Confederacy, or some similar quote. In the disorientation contest, Biden might win. Most of Maryland is north of Delaware and Virginia is due west. This is the same Senator Biden who, sometime back, got the sources of speeches disoriented, believing he wrote what others before had written.

South Carolinians are smart people. They've been through the pandering politician exercise before. History shows that little attention is paid to the ill informed who spend oodles of campaign dollars in South Carolina to grovel for votes in a primary.

It seems senseless, spending money despite a boycott that is centered around the same issue they are pandering about. Duh, who is in charge here?

Jeff Davis, Chairman SCV Public and Media Relations Committee

Camp 1418, Cleveland, GA

Monday, January 29, 2007

The “Fairness Doctrine” is a Fraud!

The “Fairness Doctrine” is a Fraud!

First... the Fairness Doctrine for Broadcasters… and then… the Internet!

Just a few years after I was born the Government yoked the broadcast Industry, in the USA, with the insufferably heavy burden of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine”. To maintain your license as a broadcaster, if you put anything on the air, which was controversial, you absolutely had to put on the “other side” of the issue. The “Other Side”, in the real world, comes in multiples of more than two… believe me on this!

Many AM broadcast stations only have “x”-number of hours they can broadcast in a single day. Now, if one must air the “other side” of the controversial subject that station decides to put on its air, much of the day is spent. And, folks, I have to tell you, the most difficult programming to sell, for any broadcaster, is the so-called “Public Affairs” programs. Why? Because, hardly anybody listens to that type of program. Listeners stay away in droves! If a broadcaster, not supported by the government, relies upon sales of commercial time to exist… then the Fairness Doctrine will play havoc with that stations revenue.

So, what did broadcaster do from 1949 to 1987? They aired as little Public Affairs programs as they could and still hold their licenses.

In the late 1980’s the Fairness Doctrine was rescinded. AM broadcast stations, which had been hanging on by the skin of their teeth, suddenly found that people would listen to conservative talk radio programs. Those stations grabbed that life preserver with all their might and Talk Radio took off and saved the AM Broadcast Industry.

There was a problem, however. Listeners would listen to right wing, or conservative, talk radio. But, when a station placed a left wing, or liberal talk show on, the listeners tuned out. Any period of time, in a broadcast station’s day, which has no listeners cannot be sold. So, broadcaster dropped those left-wing shows like hot potatoes!

The AM broadcast market was reborn!

However, the problem with liberal talk shows irks the living daylights out of the left wing politicos in America and they have been on a slow burn since the late 80’s. They have been waiting for an opportunity to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine… not to balance the programming of broadcast stations, as they claim, but to force the AM Market, especially, to drop the right wing talk shows. And it WILL work.

In order for the stations to continue to air such shows as Rush Limbaugh, they will be required, by law, to put on left wing shows which will cost them listeners and money, and… reduce their income. So, the stations will be forced to remove the right wing talk shows to stay within the law… THAT is the “Fairness Doctrine”.
That’s what the re-imposition of the Fairness Doctrine is all about. Not to get more left wing, liberal, talk radio shows on the air… but to get the already existing right wing, conservative, talk shows OFF THE AIR! And… it WILL work!

How do I know? I spent a 30-year broadcasting career having to find ways to work around that hated requirement in order to stay within the law. It was a miserable way to do business.

Selwyn Duke, over at "The American Thinker", has an excellent piece on this subject. We recommend you take the time to read it at:

The Democrats never change. It’s always the “same song next verse”. And that’s what we have here. They’re going to force this piece of legislation on the nation’s broadcasters and the American public. You see, they must. It is the way they insure their hold on power. They MUST control YOUR sources of information. The Mainstream Media is basically the “Media Wing of the Democrat Party”. The independent broadcasters, and the community stations, and the company owned chains of stations, must be brought to heel… and the Fairness Doctrine will do it.

Next, they will be coming after the Internet. They have no choice. We bloggers are a danger to them… so we must be silenced. Get ready. It’s coming!


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Understanding the Enemy While They Kill Us!!!

(This Post First Ran in December of 2006!)
Understanding our Enemy While They Conquer Us!


Is the US going to send a Muslin to represent the people of the US in the United Nations? It sure looks like it right now!

Reports are all over the place that the President is considering Zalmay Khalilzad for the position as US Ambassador to the UN.

Khalilzad is the Ambassador to Iraq and was the US Ambassador to Afghanistan (From which he hails, originally) as well. He has announced his decision to vacate that position very shortly.

Now, this may be all well and good, but I have to tell you that it sticks in my craw! You can call me what you like, but I have extremely strong reservations about appointing a Muslim to ANY position in the US Government... and especially one in which he will be required to work with Muslims from the Middle East, or anywhere else, for that matter.

And before you ask, I do not like the fact that a Muslim has been elected to Congress and I would like to see the Congress refuse to seat him… which they have the authority to do. They won’t … of course.

Look, I take it seriously when my country is attacked. I take it seriously when 3,000 Americans are killed in a senseless, fanatical act, planned and perpetrated by Muslims. And you dare ask why I distrust Muslims???

Just a few days ago we celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Japanese SNEAK attack on Pearl Harbor when more than 2,000 Americans were killed. I know I will be condemned for this, but, I think Roosevelt was right to round up Japanese Americans and place them in Internment Camps for the duration. Nowadays, we look back on that era with our superior “politically correct” view of the world, and we condemn Americans for doing what they felt they had to do to protect their families. We choose to forget that judging someone for something what took place three generations ago, by the standards of today, is not only unfair… it is nonsensical! Today the Americans of the 1940‘s are judged the same way my Confederate Ancestors are being judged… by today’s standards. It is patently ridiculous!

When the terror attacks begin again, here in the US, we may well wish we had not condemned those Americans of the 1940’s. At least, THEY took steps to help insure their safety at home.

The Japanese drifted balloon powered firebombs across the Pacific to explode in the great forests of the US Northwest and even attacked American installations in the Aleutian Islands resulting in one of the largest land battles ever fought on American soil by a foreign power. The Germans sank US shipping, just off our Atlantic coastline, and even came close inshore, along the NC coast, an lobbed shells, from the deck gun of their submarine, at fuel storage tanks near the North Carolina beaches. BUT… there were no successful attacks in which 3000 American were slaughtered in a major metropolitan city!

Enemy saboteurs, within the US, were hunted down, rounded up… and shot dead! There was no weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, while Americans had a national debate over whether or not we needed to “understand our enemies”. That was for another day. The only thing that mattered then, and I submit to you… the only thing, which matters today, is the safety of their/our families. The difference? The Americans of the 1940’s saw their duty and they did it…period! As a result we remained… a free nation.

Now we are at the threshold again… and this time, dear reader, I wouldn’t give you two cents for the chance that American citizens have the stomach for a fight! No, we are too busy trying to “understand our enemies” and too “dull-witted” to understand that the only thing we have at risk here… is our lives and the life of this nation!


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Why I feel So Much better!

(Received by e-mail. Author unknown.)

The Democrats new promise: "A New Direction For America"

The stock market is at a new all-time high and America 's 401K's are back.
A new direction from there means, what?

Unemployment is at 25 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Oil prices are plummeting.
A new direction from there means, what?

Taxes are at 20 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Federal tax revenues are at all-time highs.
A new direction from there means, what?

The Federal deficit is down almost 50%, just as predicted over last year.
A new direction from there means. what?

Home valuations are up 200% over the past 3.5 years.
A new direction from there means, what?

Inflation is in check, hovering at 20 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Not a single terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/01.
A new direction from there means, what?

Osama bin Laden is living under a rock in a dark cave, having not surfacedin years, if he's alive at all, while 95% of Al Queda's top dogs are either deador in custody, cooperating with US Intel.
A new direction from there means, what?

Several major terrorist attacks already thwarted by US and British Intel, including the recent planned attack involving 10 Jumbo Jets being exploded in mid-air over major US cities in order to celebrate the anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks.
A new direction from there means, what?

Just as President Bush foretold us on a number of occasions, Iraq was to be made "ground zero" for the war on terrorism -- and just as President Bush said they would, terrorist cells from all over the region are arriving from the shadows of their hiding places and flooding into Iraq in order to get their faces blown off by US Marines rather than boarding planes and heading to the United States to wage war on us here.
A new direction from there means, what?

Now let me see, do I have this right?

I can expect:

The economy to go South.

Illegals to go North.

Taxes to go Up.

Employment to go Down.

Terrorism to come In.

Tax breaks to go Out.

Social Security to go Away.

Health Care to go the same way gas prices have gone.

But what the heck!

I can gain comfort by knowing that Nancy P, Hillary C, John K, Edward K, Howard D, Harry R and Obama, have worked hard to create a comprehensive National Security Plan, Health Care Plan, Immigration Reform Plan, Gay Rights Plan, Same Sex Marriage Plan, Abortion On Demand Plan, Tolerance of Everyone and Everything Plan, How to Return all Troops to the U.S. in The Next Six Months Plan, A Get Tough Plan, adapted from the French Plan (by the same name) and a How Everyone Can Become as Wealthy as We Are Plan.

I forgot the No More Katrina Storm Plan!

Now I know why I feel good after the elections. I am going to be able to sleep so much better at nights knowing these dedicated politicians are thinking of me and my welfare.

Now, don't YOU feel better???

Whatever Happened to Privacy???

(This Post first Ran
In April of 2005!)

What Ever happened to Privacy in this Country?

Whatever happened to privacy? You remember, the condition human beings used to crave... just to be let alone, not prejudged, to take care of their own business without the interference of others, or the intrusions of others.

The simply fact is… we gave it away. In the name of security, we gave it away. One of the most precious possessions we had, privacy, we gave away. We gave it to the government. We gave it away to the retailers, insurance companies, the Internal Revenue Service, the Census Bureau, and even the gas station. (Next time you fill-up look overhead. Chances are you will see a mini-camera pointed in your direction. Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!)

I’m from the old school. I believe that what is mine… is mine… and that includes my business. If I want you in I will invite you. Else wise, stay the hell out!

It really bugs me, no end, to have my picture taken without my knowledge or permission. I have left a number of stores with merchandise still in the checkout lane, or on the checkout counter, because they were going to take my photograph as I wrote them a check, or used my credit card. I consider that an insult of the highest order. It pre-supposes that I am a criminal bent on stealing something or writing them a bad check (which is the same thing.). It is demeaning, and belittling, and I think, frankly, (as the kids say): “It sucks!”

Not long ago, I stood in a parking lot of the local “Big Box Super Store” and counted 22 cameras aimed at the parking lot. No movement in that parking lot would go unnoticed, or unrecorded. I have no idea how many cameras there are in the store. They take some pain in concealing them, but they are in there by the dozens. I can only wonder how many are in the restrooms!

Now, to really make it worse, to twist the knife, so to speak, are the stores which have the sign on the front door telling you the store uses “cameras for your protection”. You’ve seen them, I’m sure. Look, they have just lied to you before you even enter the store … and you still want to go in there and give them your hard earned money??? Are you sick?

Don’t even get me started on Red Light Cameras! Well, now that you have, I’ll go ahead and vent. I hate ‘em! Used to, we had to contend with cops sitting behind billboards and ambushing speedsters. That was about as dishonorable as it gets, here in the Southland. Even the cops hated it. So they came out from behind those billboards and the city’s revenue dropped. The answer? Install cameras at intersections to snap pictures of unsuspecting motorists as they breeze through red lights. The take is split with the municipality. The owners of the cameras get the largest portion.

Anyway you slice it... red light cameras are a dishonorable way to earn money for municipality. It is an electronic ambush. The honorable solution … put traffic cops back on the beat.

You know, the South fought a war in this country because we wanted to be “let alone”! You can tell we lost.


Friday, January 26, 2007

If the Global Warming Theory IS correct, it will be GOOD for America!

If the Global Warming Theory IS correct, it will be GOOD for America!

I know, these days, the words above are blasphemy. But, lets stare down the “doom and gloomers’ worried about the so-called Man Made Global Warming and take a look at how it MIGHT affect America. Surprisingly for some, it would be a good thing!

Now, before you get out the rope and call up the lunch mob, consider this article written by Thomas Gale Moore, Ph.D. It was published in the “Environment News” on May 1st, of 1998. Dr. Moore makes a lot of sense. The article is worth your time to read and consider. That is… if the “sky is falling crowd” has been getting to you!

We recommend you go to:

Sorta takes the bite out of the "Big Bad Wolf of Global Warming", doesn’t it?

See, the thing is, many of us have known, all along, the facts, and the points, Dr. Moore raised in this article way back in 1998. Those of us who KNOW the earth's weather is cyclical, know this is not the first time the earth has warmed up.. Oh, no. The evidence is all around us, if you want to see it. We also know that growing seasons were lengthened and the crops were overly abundant. Also, we don’t need the Supreme Court to decide for us if CO-2 is a pollutant. We know it isn’t. It is vital to life on this planet. The plants breathe CO-2 and produce oxygen, which we breathe… and live.

We used to have a thing in this country, which we called “common sense”. God imbued it, in all his creatures. It was that basic “sense", which was very like instinct, which told us when something was right, or wrong. Or, when something should be questioned. Somewhere, along the way, we have lost that “common sense” and the ability to use it to think for ourselves. Instead we are ready to allow someone else to do our thinking and reasoning for us. I hope you see the danger in that. If not, we are truly doomed.

Every day, now, we are being bombarded with news that we are doomed. The alarmists tell us the earth is heating up and the ice at the poles is melting and the seas are rising, and on, and on, ad nausium. Some trumpet that this is the hottest period on record. Well, what they fail, often, to tell you is… that those records only go back a hundred years, or so. We are being lead down that “primrose path” and we aren’t even resisting it.

If we are to survive, as a free people, we need, desperately, to mentally grab ourselves by the shoulders and, as my mother used to say, “shake some sense” into ourselves.

In the coming days, months, and years, the staccato of dire warnings concerning Man Made Global Warming is going to come at us like an avalanche. We need to be ready to withstand the onslaught. Be ready, also, to be shunned, called every nasty name in the books, and given our own term of derision. Something like “dissenters”. You know, the crowd that won’t “go along to get along”. At some point there, most likely, will be an attempt to make articles, such as this, illegal. When you whip the global community up into a frenzy… anything can, and will, happen.

Be ready!


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Gingrich says America Could Lose Two or Three Cities to Nuclear Weapons!

Gingrich says America Could Lose Two or Three Cities to Nuclear Weapons!

American Conservative, Newt Gingrich, spoke to the Herzliya Conference held by the Institute for Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya, in Israel, earlier this week. Gingrich spoke to the group from the US by satellite. His warnings were dire.

In his remarks Gingrich said Israel may face a second holocaust and America may lose a few million people, or several cities, as a result of terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction.

This has been a concern for some time here at IoF. We believe that one of those WMD’s is likely to be one, or more, nuclear bombs.

Gingrich said:

"We don't have (the) right language, goals, structure, or operating speed, to defeat our enemies. My hope is that being this candid and direct, I could open a dialogue that will force people to come to grips with how serious this is, how real it is, how much we are threatened. If that fails, at least we will be intellectually prepared for the correct results once we have lost one or more cities," Gingrich added.

For more on Gingrich’s remarks, go here:,7340,L-3356103,00.html

As of today, there is NO Conservative Leadership in Washington, DC. . Mr. Gingrich is correct. We, as a nation, are unprepared for what is most certainly coming. The election in November set the stage for the coming holocaust in America. It gives me no pleasure to realize that some readers of this article will not survive the coming terrorist attacks against America. Will it be you, and your family, or will it be me, and my family?

It is time to begin preparing for survival AFTER the attack. For understand this… the America you know today… will be gone. The constitution will be shelved and the country will be under Martial Law or a government run by FEMA. Believe me, when I tell you… you will not like Martial Law or FEMA’s law! Dictatorial power will be the order of the day… the Law of the Land.

If we are lucky, America, or what’s left of America, will wake up and begin to fight back. For as of today, we have not yet begun to fight! And, sadly, we won’t… until we are truly hurt. 911 didn’t hurt America enough. The enemy now knows this. They won’t make that mistake again!


Strangling the Energy Baby ... by Alan Caruba

Strangling the Energy Baby
By Alan Caruba


There is an effort in Congress—mostly thanks to the Democrat leadership—to strangle the energy baby in the cradle.

Why they and some addled Republicans would want to do this defies an answer beyond the hatred environmentalists have for all forms of energy other than windmills, solar panels, and crops which should be eaten instead of poured into one’s gas tank.

Let’s start by understanding there are now three hundred million Americans. More people increase the need for more electricity. America currently must generate 15.43 trillion kilowatts of electricity and is in immediate need of more.

This is why, following every winter storm, the very first piece of news reported is how many people are without electricity. To put it another way, no electricity means an instant return to the days when heat come exclusively from a fireplace or wood-burning stove. Light came from candles or lanterns burning whale oil.

Nothing ran on electricity because there was no electricity. Try to imagine getting through your day without electricity.

Most of the nation’s electricity is produced in coal-fired plants and in mid-January a coalition of environmental groups was demanding that banks reject loan requests for projects that might produce greenhouse gas emissions; projects like the eleven new pulverized-coal power plants that a Texas utility, TXU Corporation, plans to build at the cost of about a billion dollars per plant.

A pollution-free alternative for new electricity generation is, of course, nuclear fission. While the cost of natural gas and oil will remain volatile, between 1990 and 1999 the cost of nuclear fuel decreased 46 percent. The environmentalists, of course, have little to say about nuclear power plants that these days provide some twenty percent of our electricity needs.

If we put aside the issues surrounding electricity, the other major factor of the nation’s economy is transportation and that runs on gasoline and diesel. Anything that affects the cost of these fuels has an immediate impact on everyone’s life. The nightly news gets apocalyptic every time the cost of oil, i.e., gasoline, increases. The fact that the cost per barrel has dropped precipitously of late is not being reported with equal fervor. Wall Street, however, has taken notice and is bullish on America.

All of which brings us to the “Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act.” Let me say this is probably the most stupid title attached to a piece of legislation in the long history of Congress. Humanity, let alone Americans, are not “stewards”—those responsible for—the climate and not likely to provide any “innovations” beyond what now exists. In short, we are not in control of the climate. It is in control of us.

Six U.S. Senators, including at least two 2008 presidential contenders, revealed their plans to, as Reuters so delicately expressed it, “force power plants and industry to curb heat-trapping greenhouse gases, seeking to cut emissions to one-third of 2000 levels by 2050.”

Over in the House, more than a dozen environmental groups gathered on January 17 to lobby for the ”Clean Energy Act”, the keystone of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mad schemes to punish Big Oil for providing the fuel that keeps all of us on the road. This bill would actually require oil companies to “invest in renewable energy research” as if the U.S. government hasn’t already spent billions without much to show for it.

The “Clean Energy Act” not only will do nothing to encourage oil companies to explore for and then extract the oil and natural gas we know exists offshore the continental shelf of America—thus providing greater energy independence—but will force up the cost at the pump for every gallon of gas Americans will purchase.

It costs billions to find new sources of oil and billions more to extract and refine it. Where does Speaker Pelosi think that money is going to come from if she punishes oil companies for what she and other environmentalists deem record profits?

When you attack Big Oil, you are attacking every single driver of every single car and truck in America because you are rendering these companies less competitive in the global marketplace.

This explains why we are told from morning until night that global warming is happening, the oceans will rise, the glaciers will melt, and we will surely all die. This is “science” based on computer models. If the U.S. weather bureau, using the most sophisticated existing computer models, cannot accurately predict next week’s weather anywhere in the nation, why oh why does anyone believe these same computers can predict it fifty years from now?

The real problem is now and it comes in the form of these Senate and House pieces of legislation based on nothing but the vivid imaginations of environmental fear mongers and the unbelievable ignorance of politicians, some of whom want to be your next president.

The real energy needs of America will not be met by Congress. They are set to impose new costs and new obstacles to the generation of energy, whether it is electricity or whether it is fuel for your car or truck. They propose to do this by mandating “renewable” fuels and increasing the taxation of energy companies.

Why we elect such people to public office is one of those vexing questions, but the least we can do to protect ourselves against them is to write, phone or fax to tell them to leave energy to the people who know something about it or to pray to a just and merciful God that President Bush vetoes these very bad laws.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, January 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Democrats at America's Throat!

Democrats at America’s Throat!

True to form, the Democrats were not back in power more than a matter of hours until the liberties of American citizens came under attack. Their “socialism” is front and center as they snatch hard won freedom from the very people, who blindly put them in power.

I have been on this earth a long time and one thing I have learned. The Democrat Party is the party of Socialism and RAW POWER. With the Democrats in power the United States becomes the kind of state to which we used to send our armed forces to liberate!

Now their attacks have begun in earnest. Taxes are going up. They are going to undermine our troops, at war in a foreign country, and bring shame upon the country. They are going to censor our broadcast media, and take away our right to bear arms. Plus, they are hell bent on opening our borders, which will destroy any vestige of a sovereign country known as the United States of America. And all this is just the beginning! In the next two years they will insure that no other political party will gain power in the United States again! How, you ask,? With their social programs such as… universal health Insurance, for one. Consider… anyone who robs Peter to pay Paul, will certainly have the support of Paul! They intend to BUY their power by giving away the taxpayers money to secure the votes. Simple, but extremely effective.

We are at the threshold of pure socialism in America. Where is the outrage? Where is the righteous indignation? It isn’t there because an entire generation, or possible two, has been indoctrinated, through their education in the government schools, that THIS is what they want! They BELIEVE IT!

It’s just beginning! I weep for my country. The great nation, America, is no more. We have become Socialist Europe. A wimp among wimps. There is no difference.

Many Conservatives warned of this months before the election last November. We were vilified and verbally abused at every turn. That is the way the Left does it. They beat down any dissent. It is they way they do things. Look at the history of the Left as they marched through Europe and on to this continent. It is a history of the use of raw power and paying off the masses to buy their support. The masses have been so ignorant as to not know, or not care, that it is not just their support they are selling the Left… it is their SOULS! It is a Faustian Deal, which suffers the same end. Destruction!

And now the façade has been dropped. The Left is at the throat of America. They are back in power and they intend to rule with an iron fist! The mailed hand of the left, even now, clutches the purse, and the scepter, at one and the same time.

Doug Hagin over at “The Conservative Voice” has some thoughts on this subject well worth your consideration. We recommend you read his remarks titled: "Democrats are Back, Hide Your Liberties!” by going here:

These truly ARE times, which try men’s souls. When our cities lie in ruins and our population is in rags, and squalor, and famine guts the land… will you listen then?


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

World Wide Global Warming Hoax Marches On!

World Wide Global Warming Hoax Marches On!


It would seem there are entirely too many independent thinkers in America who will not toe the party line on the Global Warming Hoax. The proponents are up in arms and they want dissenting voices silenced. Some are even advocating revoking the certification of Meteorologists who question the eco-nut’s view on Man-Made Global Warming!

Marc Morano has a great piece on this over at:

I agree with those who feel this Man Made Global Warming is the greatest single Hoax ever to be perpetrated on the human race.

Military men have longed wished for a way to use the weather as a weapon. Now, it seems, the eco-nuts have found a way!

It would seem the arrogance of man knows no limits. For thousands of years man understood that he was at the mercy of the environment and the best he could do was protect himself from it. Primitive societies even worshipped the weather. We call them pagans. Today we call them eco-nuts. For the worship of nature is alive, and well, in the environmental movement, the world’s newest religion.

Far to many people, these days, worship nature and not nature’s God. Their numbers have grown far too strong. Now they are demanding that those scientists who think with their brains, rather than their emotions or their wallets, and base their decisions on cold hard facts, have their certification taken away. Let me tell you this: if I was still in the broadcasting business, I would hire a meteorologist who had had his certification taken away because he would not go along with the hoax perpetrators… and I would do it over all other applicants!

This Global Warming Movement is a power grab. It reminds one very much of the story of a modern man being, somehow, transported back to the days of the cavemen. He has only a cigarette lighter. But, that lighter makes him KING! Now we all know that lighter represents basic technology. A little butane gas, a piece of rock, upon which a piece of metal strikes to cause a spark, which ignites the flame. Basic stuff. But the same applies today. To those who are not meteorologists, the technology, the trained meteorologists have, makes him, or her, seem like the man with the lighter... and makes us feel like the cavemen of old. The natural inclination is to crown them king!

Then, there are those of us on the sidelines that question everything. You see… some of us have smacked a rock, with another rock, to produce a spark with which we lighted tender to start a fire. The only thing puzzling about the lighter (to us… the other cavemen) is the unseen substance that ignites. But, we quickly surmise the man with the lighter is certainly no god and is absolutely not suited for Kingship. Instantly, we become the troublemakers and we must be silenced.

As the Biblical writer said: “There is nothing new under the sun! All is vanity!”

The Democrats, who worship at the Alter of The Global Warming Hoax, are set to deluge the US in new laws, rules, and regulations (which have the force of law) to protect us against a danger… that doesn’t exist… Man Made Global Warming!

What delusion. What arrogance!


The Ethanol Debacle ... by Alan Caruba

The Ethanol Debacle
By Alan Caruba

Hating so-called “fossil fuels”, coal, oil, and natural gas, with a passion, the environmentalists have perpetrated every deception possible and, among them, is the notion that Americans can avoid destroying the Earth if they just fill up the tanks of their automobiles with ethanol.

As I have pointed out in the past, the world is not running out of oil and, here in the United States, we have enough reserves of coal to provide electricity and other needs for centuries to come. So who has the new Democrat majority in Congress declared persona non grata? The oil industry. Their proposed “answer” to our transportation energy needs is ethanol.

Instead of pandering to the environmentalist’s obsession over fossil fuels, Congress should be making areas in and around the United States more accessible to exploration and extraction of known oil and natural gas supplies. That is the true definition of “energy independence.”

This has not occurred because most of America’s onshore energy is in the West and Alaska where more than half the land is under federal control. We are talking about estimates, according to the U.S. Interior Department, of 187 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 21 billion barrels of oil, representing 76 percent of onshore federal oil and gas resources.

That’s enough natural gas to supply all of America’s households for the next 39 years. In terms of oil, it is comparable to more than 30 years of current imports from Saudi Arabia. Currently, Congress permits access to just three percent of onshore federal oil and 13 percent of onshore federal gas under standard lease terms.

While the Democrats in Congress proceed toward anointing ethanol as the “answer” to our transportation energy needs, 5l percent of the oil and 27 percent of the natural gas known reserves are completely off-limits to use.

On January 10, the Senate Agriculture Committee convened to discuss two proposed bills, the “American Fuels Act” and the “BioFuels Security Act.” They are aimed at creating artificial markets for ethanol and biodiesel. Their advocates will tout them as providing “energy independence.” What they won’t tell you is that they will wreak havoc on the economy, needlessly raising the cost of food.

One of the great ironies of the ethanol bandwagon is that a leading environmentalist, Lester R. Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, understands better than most how bad an idea it is. Brown recently called for a moratorium on the building of ethanol plants in the United States “so we can catch our breath and determine how much we want to harvest our corn for ethanol.”

Brown finds himself sharing the same pew as Tom Tanton, vice president of the Institute for Energy Research and host of There are many reasons why ethanol is not the answer to our need for gasoline to fuel our automobiles. Here are just a few:

Ethanol provides about 34 percent less energy output than gasoline. Thus the miles traveled per gallon on ethanol are greatly reduced.

Ethanol increases the price per gallon by 20 to 80 cents and, at the same time, requires more stops to refuel.

Ethanol is so corrosive it must be transported by truck or rail because it will damage pipelines. The January 29 issue of Business Week reports, “Auto fuel that contains more than 10% ethanol is too corrosive to use in existing gas station pumps.” Imagine what it does to the engine of your automobile?

Ethanol, when transportation, refining, and farming costs are factored into its production for fuel, provides negligible energy gains.

Ethanol receives a fifty-one cent-per-gallon tax credit and mandates for its use have driven the price of corn to 10-year-highs. This increases the cost to feedlot owners who feed corn to cattle and pigs, forcing the cost of these food stocks to rise.

Ethanol production has doubled from 2001 to 2005 and could double again by the 2008 harvest season, providing fifteen billion gallons or approximately six percent of U.S. auto fuel needs. Let me repeat that, six percent! And all the time this is occurring, the price of everything else that involves corn production goes up with no appreciable increase in energy value.

Finally, as Brown points out, since U.S. corn accounts for one-fourth of all grain exports, a rise in the price “could create food riots in low-income areas around the world.”

There is, based solely on these facts, no good reason to build a single new plant for the production of ethanol, nor for any further Congressional mandates to force every driver to fill their tank with a mixture of ethanol and gasoline.

It is an energy debacle of enormous proportions and it exists because global warming doomsayers in Congress have imposed the worst possible “answer” on everyone and are likely to compound that mistake knowing that most Americans haven’t a clue about the true facts.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, January 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Democrats Set to Muzzle Conservative Talk Radio

Democrats Set to Muzzle Conservative Talk Radio!
The broadcast community is once again in the crosshairs of the Democrats.

Now that the Democrats have taken over the Congress, look for the re-imposition of the “Fairness Doctrine”.

Now, the Fairness Doctrine sounds benign enough… until you try to work within its dictates… as I have. Simply put, it works this way. If broadcast stations, radio, or TV, airs a program concerning a controversial issue, it must make available time for those opposed to the opinion espoused by the original program. That, taken to the nth degree, means… a broadcast station could conceivably be tied in knots with all it’s allotted broadcast time being used up by every Tom, Dick, and Harry, with a different opinion on the issue. It was a policy right out of broadcast hell.

Broadcasters found themselves having to weigh whether or not to touch a controversial subject, and be subjected to the demands for “time to answer” of the hordes of individuals, or groups, with differing opinions on the issue, or, ignore the issue entirely. So, most broadcasters simply did not touch ANY controversial issues… period. “Public Affairs” broadcasts were relegated to the wee hours, on Sunday mornings, or to any other hour, of the stations broadcast day, with the least amount of listenership.

The result was that stations simply entertained and did not attempt to educate or inform, short of the news, sports, and weather.

When the Fairness Doctrine was lifted, stations, both radio and TV, began to wade into the world of controversial subjects. Talk shows soon became the rage! Some liberal, some conservative, and some, well, you’d have to figure out, for yourself, exactly what category they fell into. But, the long and the short of it was and is, that broadcast stations for the first time since the imposition of the Fairness Doctrine, began to serve their communities as they are required to under the terms of their licenses.

But, what the government did not count on, when they lifted the Fairness Doctrine, was the inherent conservatism of the masses of Americans outside the major metropolitan areas. Soon, only the conservative talk shows were left on the air as listeners, in “flyover country”, rejected the liberal philosophy of the left wing talk shows. Very soon the field was narrowed down to a handful of really successful talk shows, mostly conservative. And therein lies the “rub”.

The American political left has been threatening to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine in order to bring more variety to TV and radio listeners, and viewers, in America. Of course that is a façade, a sham. The real purpose for the threat is that Conservative thought has taken over the airwaves and that is detrimental to the Left and, as a result, it cannot be allowed to continue.

For more on the re-imposition of “The Fairness Doctrine” we recommend you read David Limbaugh’s article here:

Believe me, these are not idle threats by the Left. I am convinced they fully intend to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine at their very first opportunity. Conservative broadcasters will be relegated to paid satellite radio, which does not require a broadcast license, or to pirate stations operating surreptitiously, or from broadcast stations aboard ships anchored just outside the territorial waters of the US. It has been done before and Conservatives will certainly move in that direction.

The long and the short of all this is… freedom of thought, no matter how strongly those in political power support it publicly, is a threat to them and they know it. It stands to reason, they will make every effort to bring it to “heel”, or to stop it altogether.

The most effective weapons the Government has to combat freedom of speech on America’s airwaves, and the Internet, is McCain-Feingold, and the Fairness Doctrine. If McCain-Feingold is considered the heavy artillery, then the Fairness Doctrine is the Atom Bomb.

So, we bloggers had best enjoy it while we can! Do not, for one moment, believe the Democrats will over look the Internet and bloggers. They will be coming for us. Of that, you can be certain!


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Black Boxes on American Made Automobiles

(This Post first ran in
August of 2006!)

Black Boxes on American made Automobiles

Yes, they are there. They record whether you are wearing your seat belt, whether you are surpassing the speed limit, when you apply the brakes, and so on. Lots of information an Insurance company’s lawyers would kill to get their hands on… and now the American driver is simply going to hand it to them. It’s sorta like handing the Hangman the rope!

I have been agitating against the black boxes since I first learned about them in the eighties. I discovered one on my wife’s car the day I learned of them. I checked my car… and it did not have one. It was two years older than my wife’s sedan.

The first thing I did was contact the dealership from which we purchased the cars. At first they denied having any knowledge of the Black Boxes. After pressing them… they did admit the existence of them. I then asked that the black box on my wife’s car be removed. They said it could not be removed, or disabled because it was integrated into the car’s onboard computer and if it was disabled, or removed, the car simply would not run. We got rid of both cars.

As soon as I purchased the truck I own now, I contacted the automaker and asked if there was a data recorder on my truck. They wrote back to assure me there was not.

Now, dear reader, if you believe I am overreacting to the danger to the owner/driver those black boxes present, then you should know that at least two drivers, in the state of Florida, have been tried and lost their cases as a direct result of info recovered from the onboard date recorder on their cars.

Do you see the danger, now???

Talk about an invasion of privacy!

The automakers tell us the black boxes (data recorders) are there to provide them data, which will help them build a better automobile. Excuse me…. I don’t believe it! The US Government wants those data recorders on all us made autos ASAP. That’s ALL US cars! As of today, some US made vehicles do not have the Data Recorders.

So, US auto owners need to do a couple of things. One we need to fight the move by the government to make the data recorder standard equipment on our cars, and two, we need to get some computer geeks together to come up with a program to defeat those recorders and still allow our vehicles to run.

I remember when Catalytic converters first came out, and the government mandated their placement on all cars in the US, a cottage industry popped up, in nearly every community, in which the converter was either taken completely off the car and replaced with a piece of straight exhaust pipe, or the converter was removed long enough to hollow it out and then the shell was replaced so that anyone inspecting the underside of the car would see what appeared as a fully functioning catalytic converter.

Bit by bit, we are losing our privacy. Actually we have almost none, as it is. For instance, my cell phone will tell anyone who cares to know, and has the right equipment, exactly where, on the face of the earth, I happen to be at any given moment! The various search engines on the internet log every site I visit, how long I’m there, what I look at and read while I’m there, etc. Even the stores are integrating Radio Frequency chips into the clothing you buy. They can trace you with that little transmitter. It doesn’t turn itself off when you exit the store. Nosiree!

How much more of our freedom will Americans have to lose before we cry “STOP”! Huh?

If you want a good place to start… blistering the US government’s ears about the black boxes on you automobiles is as good a place as any!


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Global Freezing???

(This Post First Ran in April of 2006!)

Global Freezing!!!

Well, the Global Warming crowd has once again climbed aboard their soapbox and begun screaming that the sky is falling. We’re all going to either burn up, or drown, or both!

I cannot believe the gullibility of people who fall for their propaganda.

Look, they base many of their dire predictions upon computer models and meteorologists will tell you that computer models are hard pressed to predict weather as far out as one week, let alone a 100 years! Come on people, use your common sense!

Sometime in the past few days a big story was circulating about a “City Sized” iceberg having calved off the Antarctic ice shelf. I guess that is supposed to validate their claim that the ice sheet, on the Polar Regions, is melting and we’re all going to drown.

Heck, the polar ice IS probably melting! But it will refreeze. It is a cycle. It’s been melting and refreezing since creation. They used to melt every spring. There were no glaciers at that time either. Of course, I’m referring to a time some 65, 000,000 years ago. The ocean’s water was considerable higher then, too. The seawater covered the states all the way up into what is now Nebraska and Wyoming.

But, you know, man wasn’t around then to cause that warming! Who did? Huh? There were no SUV’s either. No air conditioners and no hair spray! None of that stuff was a round, yet we had global warming!

And why, pray tell, aren’t the global warming enthusiasts telling us that the temperature on Mars is going up at the same time ours is going up. There are no people on Mars! How is that possible? Could it just be that the sun is warming up. In fact the Sun IS warming UP. As the sun gets hotter, it reflects that heat outwards and the Earth gets hotter, Mars gets hotter and even distant Pluto gets hotter. All this we know for a scientific certainty.

Some 10, 000 years ago, during the last ice age, science tells us an ice sheet covered much of the North American continent. Some estimates have the thickness of the ice at one mile to three miles thick. It reached as far south as, well, my back yard here in North Carolina.

Ask yourselves how accurate the Global Warming enthusiasts can be, with their models, when we only have temperature records from oh, about, 100 years back. The earth’s weather goes back to at least 4 billion years. Wouldn’t you say they’re a little light on information? Huh?

OK, so why are so many so eager to jump on the Global Warming bandwagon? Well, if you want to pick a man’s pocket, the best way is to convince him that his life is in danger and you have the only means to protect him. Works every time!

Pick your pockets??? Well, next time you get a REALLY compelling warning about Global Warming check to see where the organizations funding comes from.

Finally, on the earth’s temperature rising… during the Middle Ages, there was a time when the earth’s temperature was warmer than it is today! Go figure!

In the meantime, my money is on a new Ice Age!


A Failure of American Competency ... by Alan Caruba

A Failure of American Competency
By Alan Caruba

There’s a reason why political power was taken from the Republicans and given to the Democrat Party. Voters in the political center had concluded that the Iraq invasion has been a failure. They may be wrong, but the Middle East has a long history of befuddling the best efforts to reform it.

At the heart of the election was the conclusion that, given America’s famed managerial and military skills, what had occurred in Iraq was a failure of competency at the highest levels of government. The blame cannot be placed on our soldiers, airmen, and Marines. It was not a failure of the valor of our fighting forces.

It is now widely understood that the White House and Pentagon failed to provide either sufficient manpower or planning for the postwar period.

Following 9/11, having rapidly rid Afghanistan of the Taliban by employing the forces of local warlords, combined with U.S. air power, the White House became fixated on ridding Iraq of Saddam Hussein without the necessary planning for the aftermath of that goal. Books such as “Fiasco” by Thomas Ricks and “State of Denial” by Bob Woodward reveal a lack of competency at the highest levels of government that is appalling.

It’s a remake of John F. Kennedy’s “best and the brightest” advisors who never understood the enemy they took on in Vietnam and repeated by Bush’s neocons who probably had even less insight to those in the Middle East. They blithely expected other nations to unite in “a war on terror.” Like the 1930s, however, appeasement was and is the order of the day.

The failure was made even more manifest in the wake of Hurricane Katrina when nothing could hide the astonishing incompetence of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with state and local authorities to respond effectively. The citizens of New Orleans who played their own role in the disaster recently re-elected William Jefferson, a Congressman under investigation for bribery. Their failure to maintain and improve the levees played a significant role in the disaster.

It did not go unnoticed that FEMA had been one of many federal agencies folded into the newly created Department of Homeland Security. The Immigration and Naturalization agency, too, had been added to the DHS organizational chart. Neither before nor since 9-11, have they received sufficient funding to stop America’s potential enemies at the borders. Plans to strengthen our borders remain in limbo.

At issue is competency in a government Americans have been taught to believe was ready to take care of every problem and every need they had. Since the days of Barry Goldwater, conservatives have striven to advance their fundamental belief in a smaller federal government, more reliance on the role of the States, and fiscal responsibility.

After George W. Bush took the reins of government, the very opposite of the success initiated during the Reagan years of the 1980’s and the subsequent 1994 transfer of power to a Republican Congress, occurred. Conservatives looked on in dismay and slowly began to raise their voices in protest. Centrist voters heard them and Bush is now a very lame duck President.

Billions of U.S. dollars have been expended on the Iraq war and its aftermath. We are closing in on more than 3,000 casualties, in addition to thousands of wounded and maimed service men and women.

Unheeded in the initial and subsequent calculations was the ancient and endemic corruption that has existed for centuries throughout the Middle East. It has proven as powerful as bombs and bullets.

A retreat from Iraq, however, will further embolden the forces of radical Islam that have been on the march since the late 1970s. They want to control the whole of the Middle East and then the world beyond. This would be their goal whether the U.S. had invaded Iraq or not.

Congress must decide whether America needs a larger military and on that decision hinges much of the future at home and abroad. It is an obligation that America must assume because few other nations can or will.

The military we have is a superb fighting machine, but as Gen. John Abizaid recently told an audience at Harvard, “This is not an Army that was built to sustain a long war.”
If the neocons knew that, they ignored it.

Our population of 300 million people has 60 million between the ages of 18 and 35, more than enough to expand the current force if Congress would authorize the expansion to 70 brigades from our current 52. Constantly drawing down on Guard and Reserve units is a bad idea.

War is always a serious enterprise. Americans need to take it more seriously.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, His new book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy” has been published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, December 2006

Friday, January 19, 2007

America Goes Insane Over the Weather... By Alan Caruba

America Goes Insane Over the Weather
By Alan Caruba


It’s official. America is now totally insane over the weather.

Even the Weather Channel that used to simply provide reasonably accurate, short-term information about the weather is now telling everyone we’re doomed because global warming is going to destroy the Earth. Why not just rename it the AlGore Channel?

The weather used to be the concern primarily of farmers and ranchers. It determines how well or not crops would grow and herds will thrive. As America became more urbanized, the rest of the population wanted to know whether to bring an umbrella or what to wear. Now it is a source of daily anxiety over the fate of the Earth.

To make matters worse, people are being told and actually believing that what they do or not can affect the weather in ways to keep the seas and temperatures from rising. It is no longer the domain of the sun, the oceans, volcanoes and clouds. These puny things are nothing compared to what kind of car you drive or what you use to heat your home.

That is a definition of insanity. It is so far removed from reality that Hollywood has to conjure up films showing New York under miles of snow or so-called documentaries demanding that industry must come to a stop in order to save the Earth.

I suggest we need to save the Earth from the legions of fear mongers who are seeking to control our lives for the crime of having abundant food, longer life spans, technological and scientific advances, or that permits you to get on a jet and be anywhere in the world within hours. We take for granted that trucks, the heart’s blood of an economy, will deliver anything you purchase on Monday by the following Wednesday. Try to imagine our nation without cars?

Let me provide an example of how far we have come since I was a child nearly seventy years ago. We had an icebox, not a refrigerator. A man would come and provide a big block of ice to keep food cool for a day or so. Air conditioning meant opening the window and turning on a fan. Washing clothes involved using a washboard and then hanging them out to dry in the sun. There was no television, no computers, no iPods, and no cell phones. Milk was delivered by a horse-drawn wagon during World War II because gas was scarce. Polio crippled thousands of people, including then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Do you really want to return to those “good old days”? In essence, that is exactly what the Global Warming Gestapo wants to inflict on every American these days.

The single most insipid phrase that any environmentalist or politician says is “climate change” because they actually believe humans are responsible for the change and ignore the fact that climate is always in a state of change.

None of us can read a newspaper or a magazine, or turn on the radio or television, without being told that we are just years, if not months, from the horror of global warming. A few weeks ago Colorado was digging out from three horrendous blizzards the likes of which have not been seen in a lifetime, while the East Coast had temperatures in the 70s.

The definition of weather and climate is “chaos.”

Mother Nature has a message for you: Get out of the way! Here comes a flood, a blizzard, a tornado, a tsunami, a hurricane, a wildfire or an earthquake. Get out of the way!

The wisest climatologists who study weather trends over hundreds of years have no idea why mini-Ice ages or warming spells occur and meteorologists with access to the most sophisticated computer models cannot tell you with any certainty what the weather in your area will be a week from now!

In Congress, the newly empowered Democrats are getting ready to impose an insane program of “caps and credits” on so-called greenhouse gas emissions that is straight out of the UN’s Kyoto Protocol that totally exempts China and India, home to more than two billion of the six billion people on Earth.

Meanwhile, those same greenhouse gases are being emitted globally by millions of livestock that are responsible for 9% of anthropogenic CO2 (Carbon dioxide) emissions, 37% of methane emissions, 64% of ammonia emissions, and 65% of global nitrous oxide.

When you add in the methane and other emissions of the world’s swamps and forests, and all the chemicals emitted by the world’s active volcanoes, plus the fact that every human on Earth exhales two pounds of CO2 every day, the notion of crippling every element of the nation’s economy to “control” such things is, well, insane.

Carbon dioxide is not a “pollutant” no matter how many times Speaker Pelosi, Senator Boxer, Governor Schwarzenneger and a legion of global warming alarmists say it is. It exists in the Earth’s atmosphere and, other than the oxygen that keeps us alive, is the single most important part of our environment because all vegetation, forests and crops, depend on it.

Is there more of it around? Yes, since 1850 the Earth’s population has increased 600%! Is it a bad thing? No. The Earth has had periods of far higher CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and life thrived.

Right now, that eminent body of scientists, the Supreme Court of the United States, is deciding whether CO2 is a pollutant. That is insane.

Finally, during the last 100 years, the average global temperature has increased less than one degree centigrade. Some places like the poles remain encased in ice and snow all year. Other places like the deserts remain arid all year.

What we do not lack is a legion of “scientists” who cannot wait to run out in the streets and announce that their research conclusively proves we are doomed. We have others who run around saying that our weather is unusual or getting worse. It’s the weather! The weather is always in a state of change.

Are we supposed to return to the days when virgins were thrown into volcanoes or hearts were cut from living bodies in order to appease the gods that “control” the weather? Or are we all going to fall victim to those in Congress and elsewhere who insist we ruin our lives in order to achieve “control” over the weather?

It’s the weather! Get over it!

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, post on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, His new book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, has been published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, January 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

In Democrat Jargon “REDEPLOY” means “RETREAT”!

In Democrat Jargon “REDEPLOY” means “RETREAT”!

Have you noticed how the Democrats are using the word “REDEPLOY” in place of the word “RETREAT”?

In Military Jargon, to deploy the troops means the commanders of the forces place the troops in positions where THEY want them to be. To redeploy means they (the commanders) move them and place them in other positions different from their former positions.

Confused yet? If you are … welcome to the club!

Now let me see if I can clear the fog a bit.

What the Democrats mean, when they use the word “redeploy”, is simply… to retreat. In other words surrender the field to the enemy. That is the bottom line. If you take troops, who are actively engaged with the enemy, and you remove those troops from that engagement… I don’t care how you do it, it is a retreat! That is exactly what the Democrats want to do.

Now, they can sugar coat it, paint it any color they want, present it to the American people in any way they want, and it will still stink of raw cowardice! There was a time, not so long ago, that a soldier could be shot for doing what the Democrats are wanting to do today with our entire military.

I suppose when the terrorists begin their suicide bombing campaign in New York, or San Francisco, or Atlanta, we’ll have to “redeploy” our citizens, right? “Cause once you begin to retreat it soon becomes a rout! That is the reason military commanders were given the authority to shoot their own men for retreating, running, in the face of the enemy! Once it starts… it will build up momentum, and soon, ALL the troops are in retreat.

This is serious stuff, dear reader. If the Democrats are allowed to go ahead with their plans, for retreat in the face of the enemy, it will PROVE that Americans are exactly what the Islamofacists are telling their hordes we are … cowards, paper tigers, who flee at the loss of a little blood. And, believe it, or not, 3000 KIA’s are acceptable losses. During WW-2 we lost more men than that in a single battle. On more than one day the loses to American troops would equal what we have lost in over three years in Iraq. What does that say about the steel of the Americans today as compared to that of their grandparents? That should be easy enough to answer. I don’t even want to think about it.

Americans who still have some of that steel in their spines are counting on the conservatives in the US Senate to tie up the Democrats plans to cut the funding for our troops and kill any plans the dems have to surrender the American armed forces to the Islamofacists. For that is exactly want they are telling us they are going to attempt to do.

There is a lot I disagree with the President on. The war is not one of them. The only thing I am concerned about is that we are not being aggressive enough in Iraq. Now that the President wants to get aggressive, the dems are shouting that he is abusing his power. That is a CROCK! If anything he has not been asserting it hard enough and often enough!

Let me ask you a question? If the President was a Democrat… do you seriously believe any of this would be happening??? Of course it wouldn’t! The Dems would circle the wagons around "their President" and defend him with the ferocity of junkyard dogs.

What we are seeing is the usual hypocrisy of the Democrat party. The party is made up of peaceniks from the sixties, old hippies, draft card burners, the ban the bomb crowd, make love not war, peace, love, sex, and dope crowd. THAT is the Democrat party of today. They are the ne’er do wells of American politics. They are the moral relativists, the secularists, and the humanists, and some would say the pagans of American politics. THESE are the people the American electorate placed in power last November.

An old friend of mind said to me, the other day, “You can tell Americans trust in God. If they didn’t they would have never voted for the Democrats!” How right he is! The Dems are quickly driving the American people into a position from which only God can save us.

If you know a prayer… now would be a good time!


Barack vs. Hillary

Why are Democrats flocking to Obama?

'Cause he ain't Hillary!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Democrats Attempt to Curb Free Speech and American’s Right to Petition the Government!

Democrats Attempt to Curb Free Speech and American’s Right to Petition the Government!

Not only will proposed legislation, in the US House, impact Bloggers, it will also impact churches. Freedom of speech is in peril here and so is the constitutional right to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Jay Sekulow, over at The American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ) website, has an extremely insightful article on this attempt by the Democrat Congress to silence public dissent.

For more on this major story, go here:

This is a blatant attempt by the Democrats to deny Americans their Constitutional Rights.

This piece of proposed legislation should tell you all you ever need to know about WHO the Democrats REALLY are! It’s all about RAW power. Power to rule a once free people!


Democrats INSULT DIXIE... AGAIN!!!

Democrats INSULT Dixie… AGAIN!!!!

Once again the Democrat Party sends two of it’s candidates for President to the Southland and immediately they insult the people of the South.

I’m speaking of Joe Biden of Delaware and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. Both these US Senators were in my home state of South Carolina Monday (01-15-07) where both stated they would have voted to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds. It is as if BOTH those men suddenly spat in the faces of the people of South Carolina and, indeed, the entire South. (Just as a reminder: Both Deleware and Connecticut were slave states!)

As a Southerner, what I see is, once again, that infamous “Damn Yankee” has come into my home state and attempted to dictate how we live! If you really are intent on rousing the Scott-Irish anger of the Southern People that is exactly the thing you want to do!

John McCain, a so-called Republican, did it in 2000, and you see what happened to him then… and is about to happen again. The people of the South, including Republicans, (Some would say: most especially the Southern Republicans, or “Dixicans”) will not support John McCain for President… ever!

Look, I have stood in that beautiful old building shot full of holes by Sherman’s artillery. I have SEEN the Yankee cannonballs protruding from the walls and ceiling of that venerable old building. If there was a state house in all of Dixie that SHOULD have the CBF flying from a mast high above it’s dome, it is the South Carolina State House!

The State Legislature agreed to remove it, much to the consternation of the people of South Carolina. (Had they allowed the South Carolinians to vote on it that flag would still be flying from the Capitol dome!) They placed the flag on a Confederate Memorial statue, on the State House grounds, where it flies every day… and where it will remain! Period!

The boycott against South Carolina has actually helped the state’s tourism business. Tourism dollars have, in fact, increased since the NAACP’s boycott was instituted.

Sherman’s troops burned that beautiful city to the ground and looted every home they could force their way into. And you thought we had forgotten??? Hell, no! We have not forgotten, nor will we, ever.

Sherman then marched his troops north, to my home city, and burned the Court House and hanged my ancestor in the street! You think I’m going to forget that? If you do, dear heart, you have another “think” coming!

Now, the Democrat Party sends two more Northeasterners down to South Carolina to tell them how to run their affairs! DOES NO ONE REMEMBER: THIS IS THE CAUSE OF THE WAR THE SOUTH FOUGHT FOR FOUR BLOODY YEARS WITH THE NORTHERN STATES???

If you think the wounds have healed in the South, you are sorely mistaken! They still are open... and they still smart, and rubbing salt into them as Biden and Dodd just did sure as hell does not help!

Why do you think the Democrat Party is careful to have either their Presidential candidate, or their Vice-Presidential candidate, from the South? Because it is the ONLY way they can get enough votes from the South to matter.

Yes, I AM angry! This is “MY SOUTH” those two idiots insulted! It is times like these I fervently wish South Carolina had not made dueling against the law in the 1960’s. For surely, neither of those two men would have left Columbia, South Carolina, without multiple challenges to satisfy the honor of multiple South Carolinians!

I’m not just angry, I am furious! This is the lowest from of insult to a Southerner! To all you politicians, Democrats and Republicans, from the Northern States (and especially the Northeastern States), if you cannot visit Dixie, and mind your manners, then we’d just as soon you stayed the hell at home!