Cap and Trade Section 304

First – Mark Steyn:

“Stephen, speaking as a foreigner, I confess I’m finding it harder and harder to see why you fellows bothered holding a revolution. Under this bill, it will be illegal for me to sell my property to a willing buyer without first bringing it into line with some twerp bureaucrat’s arbitrary and ever shifting “environmental” regulations originally designed for California, and which have helped turn the Golden State into the foldin’ state, but which are nevertheless now to be applied from Maine to Alaska. And no matter what you spend a couple of years down the road the standards will be “revised” and you’ll be out of compliance all over again.”

Second – Read this rundown on Section 304 of the recently passed Cap and Tax Trade legislation. Warning: Your brain may explode.

This is what you get for going with an iPhone service provider with the word “Telegraph” in their name…

ATT-MMS-FAIL

No doubt AT&T will still charge you a Quarter per MMS you send AND RECEIVE with their amazing Grab-Your-Ankles Data Plan – which does not include text (and likely not MMS, when it is available…late this summer.)

Therefore – AT&T wins their second (yes, they count as Cingular – one and the same…) Jar-Jar Award for Raising Teh SuXX0R!

FAIL

FAIL

UofO Professor Upset over Autzen Stadium ‘O’

Read my full discussion of this at Appeal to Heaven.

This just in from KMTR

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A University of Oregon professor says the huge yellow “O” on Autzen Stadium is an eyesore for her neighborhood.

McKay Sohlberg’s complaints have led to a May 13 hearing over whether the university has the proper permission to put the “O” on the south side of the football stadium.

Originally, the 816-square-foot “O” was hung by the athletic department for a national television pre-game show. But it stayed after the TV crews had gone.

Sohlberg says the city should have applied for a permit or an exception before the “O” went up.

The Eugene planning director ruled the sign was an exception to the code in March. But Sohlberg appealed to a hearings officer, the next step.

I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure that McKay Sohlberg doesn’t own the Autzen Stadium property. When she bought her home in the neighborhood, did she buy a guarantee that Autzen Stadium wouldn’t put up something she thought looked bad?

No. No she didn’t. She bought the property AND the risk that the Stadium might put up a giant O.

Would she appreciate it if the owners of Autzen Stadium appealed something that she was doing with her property? No.

If she has a problem with it, maybe should should consider buying the property from Autzen Stadium – rather than trying to get government to force Autzen to do whatever she wants with their property.

What’s the principal behind ‘health care reform’?

Actually it’s not a “principled fight.”

It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

-Thomas Sowell

Introducing the latest in Green technology: The Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit

As everyone well knows, the Earth is on the way to destruction because of man’s careless action. Every decision man has made throughout human history has, in effect – set up us the bomb, and has now clearly shown to directly link to catastrophic global climate change.

What Happen?

With the recent decision by the top scientists of the US Supreme Court to list CO2 as an air pollutant, it is clear that if we do not act we have no chance to survive make our time. It is now the duty of every one of us to shed any critical thoughts of critical-ness and make a move to become green today.

The question is, what can you do?

Introducing – The Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit (GCV)

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Global Warming Kit - Obviously, this embarrassing product is designed to make people feel they are contributing (though the outcome is so immeasurable minute as to be a gimmick rather than a real product) to the Earth by becoming 'green' with the absolute minimal amount of effort and actual real change to their lifestyle.

The Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit is a new product from the EarthPlanetGood Inc. (Don’t worry, EarthPlanetGood is a good and green corporation like Apple, Target, and Ikea – not like Walmart, ExxonMobil, or Microsoft). The basic idea behind the GCV is the total reduction of an individual’s carbon footprint. The idea for the technology sprung from the marriage of several ideas.

There are currently products available that are aiming to reduce carbon footprints – such as the laughable Global Warming Kit (seen on the right). Unfortunately, these products fall far short of achieving any real measurable change to our precious Earth, instead simply filling an emotional gap for most people as a way to feel less guilty about their destruction of the planet.

We at EarthPlanetGood Inc know that anyone who really cares about effecting global climate change must do more than purchase simple trinkets.

Secondly, EarthPlanetGood Inc is concerned about the actions taken by what are considered ‘green’ protesters. For instance, notice the blatant disregard for CO2 emissions exhibited by Earth First’s so-called ‘Mourning for Old Growth Forests’:

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Note the blasphemous, frivolous, and copious release of CO2 emissions. And yet, all this is done in the guise of the 'environmentalism'

This wasteful and careless disregard for our planet cannot be tolerated.

It was for these reasons, EarthPlanetGood Inc. invested in creating the Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit with the goal of completely eliminating CO2, and any other destructive emissions. So, without further ado:

Continue to the Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit…

The President’s Irrational Answer: I’m fixing the deficit by quadrupling it…

At the recent Press event, President Obama was asked why increasing the deficit would fix the deficit. Dennis Prager analyzes his response:

I wonder if this would work for credit card debt? Imagine if you could decrease your credit card debt today simply by spending 4 times as much on your credit card – and just calling it ‘investing’ instead of spending.

Difference between our Economy being Fundamentally Strong vs. Fundamentally Sound totally and clearly explained


Don’t you get it now?

Definitions:
Sound: financially secure and safe; “sound investments”; “a sound economy”
Strong: solid: of good quality and condition; solidly built; not faint or feeble;

McCain sure was out of touch…

Obama’s Recovery.gov Misleads on the Stimulus Spending with Graphing FAIL

I came across this on Ace and had to repost it:

Here is the graphic from Recovery.gov:

StimulusSpendingGraphWow – that really looks like a lot of tax cutting. Oh – but wait a minute…isn’t this more acurate (corrected graphic ht – Gabriel Malor):

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Graph FAIL!

Malor nabs the best part. Notice the asterisk on ‘Tax Relief?” If you click Learn More on Recovery.gov you get this bullet point:

Tax Relief – includes $15 B for Infrastructure and Science, $61 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $25 B for Education and Training and $22 B for Energy, so total funds are $126 B for Infrastructure and Science, $142 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $78 B for Education and Training, and $65 B for Energy.

What?!? So the Tax Relief portion is actually more of the other things…? Ha!

Who knows best how to spend YOUR money? John Kerry, that’s who.

“A tax cut is non-targeted. If you put a tax cut into the hands of either a business or an individual today, there is no guarantee we can control them they’re going to invest their money. There’s no guarantee they’re going to invest their money in the United States. They’re free to go to invest anywhere that they want, if they choose to invest.

The fact is, none of those people are guaranteed to squander invest that money in any of the vacuous pet-project black-holes of sh** new projects that we are. So John Kerry government, Yes – Government, has the ability to be able to waste make a decision for you stupid rubes who lack the capacity that the private sector won’t necessarily make today.”

(I added emphasis and some minor edits)

So who is it that stands for individual freedom in this country? Who are the people that think YOU – not some jackass bureaucrat - can make a better decision on what you ought to do with YOUR money?

The fact of the matter is – I work very hard to make a living (the same cannot be said for John ‘marry-a-millionaire-and-billionaire’ Kerry), so I can freely invest my earnings in whatever I please. I don’t need John Kerry to decide how best I should handle MY MONEY.

Note what even Kerry inadvertently points this out:

“They’re [you are] free to go to invest anywhere that they [you] want, if they [you] choose to invest.”

Personal financial freedom. We can’t have that now, can we?

John ‘I want to spend your money on stupid crap’ Kerry: Tyrant of the Week:

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