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

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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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Visual Stimulus Breakdown

From the Washington Post

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America May Never Recover Unless…

“Because each day we wait to begin the work of turning our economy around, more people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes. And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.”

-President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama says the latest jobless numbers demand action and it’s “inexcusable and irresponsible” for Congress to delay on his economic recovery package.

-A.P.

Here is a list from the transcript of Glenn Beck’s show on some of the things that America must pass immediately or we may never recover:

  • We’re never going to recover if we don’t get the $50 million for the National Endowment For the Arts
  • We may never recover if we don’t get $380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children’s program
  • We may never recover if we don’t get $300 million for grants to combat violence against women
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $6 billion for university building projects
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $1.2 billion to provide youth summer jobs, and this bill defines “Youth” to people up to the age of 24. You’ll be paying for those.
  • We will never recover if we don’t have $2.4 billion for neighborhood stabilization activities.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $650 million for digital TV coupons.
  • We may never recover if we don’t get $150 million for the Smithsonian.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $500 million for the improvement projects for the national institute of health facilities.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $44 million for repairs to the Department of Agriculture headquarters or
  • $350 million for agriculture department computers.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $88 million to help move the Public Health Service into a new building, not for a new building. To help them move to a new building. We may never survive if we don’t have that $88 million for a moving truck!
  • We may never survive if we don’t have the money to convert federal auto fleets to hybrids.
  • This country may never recover if we don’t have a billion dollars for the census bureau.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $89 billion for Medicaid
  • $30 billion for COBRA extensions
  • $36 billion for expanded unemployment
  • $20 billion for more food stamps.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $850 million for Amtrak, a train that hasn’t turned a profit in 50 years.
  • America as we know it may never recover if we don’t have $87 million for a polar ice breaking ship, never recover.
  • We may never recover if we don’t have $1.7 million for the national park system
  • $55 million for the historic preservation fund.
  • We may not survive if we don’t have $7.6 million for the rural advancement program
  • $150 million for the agriculture commodity purposes
  • $150 million for producers of livestock, farm-raised fish and honeybees.
  • We may never recover unless we have $160 million for paid volunteers at the Corporation for National and Community Service
  • If we don’t act now and pass $2 billion for renewable energy research or
  • $2 billion for clean coal power plants in Illinois or
  • $6.2 billion for a weatherization assistance program which basically is weatherstrips for underneath your door! We may never survive
  • If we don’t have $3.5 billion for energy efficiency and conservation block grants or
  • $3.4 billion for the state energy program or
  • $200 million for state and local electric transport projects or
  • $300 million for the energy-efficient appliance rebate program or
  • $400 million for hybrid cars for state and local governments or
  • $1 billion for the manufacturing of advanced batteries or
  • $1.5 billion for green technology, loan guarantees or
  • $8 billion for innovative loan guarantee program or
  • $2.4 billion for carbon capture demonstration projects or
  • $4.5 billion for the electricity grid or
  • $79 billion for the state fiscal stabilization fund.

We may never recover if we don’t do these things right now.

Read the Full Transcript.

Total Stimulus breakdown here.

Biology 101 FAIL

Hey moron that made this, take a Biology class. Animals adapt.

Exit Question: Global Waming WIN?!??:

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Is Nancy Pelosi Clinically Insane?

You be the judge:

“Contraception will Reduce Cost for the State”

Ok – I get it. Not being born will mean less people the State has to pay for through entitlements that Nancy Pelosi fought to be put into place. That totally makes sense now.

But I thought she was elected for the children?!?

P. Diddy comments on Alaska

Oh wait – that’s just a gargling stink-hole. My bad – here’s the clip:

Content Warning: Couple of f-bombs:

Such an in-depth, cutting analysis of American politics.

Translation:

I bet da Gata’ boyz know what he talkin’ ’bout:

Denver: Logistical Green Nightmare

I have added emphasis to a couple elements from the following story (read the full WSJ article here):

DENVER — As the Mile High City gears up to host a Democratic bash for 50,000, organizers are discovering the perils of trying to stage a political spectacle that’s also politically correct.

Consider the fanny packs.

The host committee for the Democratic National Convention wanted 15,000 fanny packs for volunteers. But they had to be made of organic cotton. By unionized labor. In the USA.

Official merchandiser Bob DeMasse scoured the country. His weary conclusion: “That just doesn’t exist.”

Ditto for the baseball caps. “We have a union cap or an organic cap,” Mr. DeMasse says. “But we don’t have a union-organic offering.”

[...]

Convention organizers hired the first-ever Director of Greening, longtime environmental activist Andrea Robinson. Her response to the mayor’s challenge: “That terrifies me!”

[...]

To test whether celebratory balloons advertised as biodegradable actually will decompose, Ms. Robinson buried samples in a steaming compost heap. She hired an Official Carbon Adviser, who will measure the greenhouse-gas emissions of every placard, every plane trip, every appetizer prepared and every coffee cup tossed. The Democrats hope to pay penance for those emissions by investing in renewable energy projects.

Perhaps Ms. Robinson’s most audacious goal is to reuse, recycle or compost at least 85% of all waste generated during the convention.

The Trash Brigade

To police the four-day event Aug. 25-28, she’s assembling (via paperless online signup) a trash brigade. Decked out in green shirts, 900 volunteers will hover at waste-disposal stations to make sure delegates put each scrap of trash in the proper bin. Lest a fork slip into the wrong container unnoticed, volunteers will paw through every bag before it is hauled away.

That’s the only way to make sure it’s pure,” Ms. Robinson says.

Republicans are pushing conservation, too, as they gear up for their convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Like the Democrats, they’re cutting down on printing by doing as much work as possible by email; using recycled office furniture; and urging employees to walk or take public transportation to work. The Republicans also encourage vendors to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

But Matt Burns, a spokesman for the Republican convention, looks on with undisguised glee at some of the Democrats’ efforts — such as the “lean ‘n’ green” catering guidelines.

Among them: No fried food. And, on the theory that nutritious food is more vibrant, each meal should include “at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white.” (Garnishes don’t count.) At least 70% of ingredients should be organic or grown locally, to minimize emissions from fuel burned during transportation. “One would think,” says Mr. Burns, “that the Democrats in Denver have bigger fish to bake — they have ruled out frying already — than mandating color-coordinated pretzel platters.”

[...]

Joanne Katz, who runs the Denver caterer Three Tomatoes, will take one for the green team by removing her fried goat-cheese won tons with chipotle pepper caramel sauce from the menu. But she questions whether some of the guidelines will have the desired earth-saving effects.

[...]

Ms. Robinson, the greening director, says big showy conventions are part of the American political tradition, and thus worth a few emissions here and there. Also, she hates to be a killjoy.

True, she did try (unsuccessfully) to get bottled water banned from the convention hall. But remember those balloons? She checked the compost heap last week — and found them still intact. She has added more liquid to try to get them to degrade.

And if they don’t? “The balloons will be there,” she promises.

So will the fanny packs — made in the USA of undyed, organic fabric. Mr. DeMasse vows to get a union shop to print the logo, but he says the ink will be petroleum based. Unless, that is, he decides to get the logo embroidered — with biodegradable thread.

Is this a freaking joke? Greening director…? Official Carbon Advisor? 

This is just a little picture of the world environmental activists want to create (hint: totalitarianism). There are people who need desperate help here in this nation and around the world – and yet we’re too busy burying celebratory balloons in compost heaps, “protecting” people from un-colorful french fries, and digging through garbage looking for accidentally tossed forks…

Un-freaking-believable!

This calles for some Mark Steyn:

The biofuels debacle is global warm-mongering in a nutshell: The first victims of poseur environmentalism will always be developing countries. In order for you to put biofuel in your Prius and feel good about yourself for no reason, real actual people in faraway places have to starve to death.

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Whether or not there’s very slight global cooling or very slight global warming, there’s no need for a “war” on either, no rationale for loosing a plague of eco-locusts on the food supply. So why be surprised that totalitarian solutions to mythical problems wind up causing real devastation? As for Time’s tree, by all means put it up: It helps block out the view of starving peasants on the far horizon.

-Mark Steyn

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