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…

AP Writer Diagnosed with Uncontrollable Climate Anxiety Diarrhea

I got a climate induced feva’, and the only perscription – more Obama.

Check out this AP headline:

Obama left with little time to curb global warming

Oh NOOOOEEEEES!!!

Here’s a bit from the article:

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can’t avoid.

Since Clinton’s inauguration, summer Arctic sea ice has lost the equivalent of Alaska, California and Texas. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since Clinton’s second inauguration. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it.

“The time for delay is over; the time for denial is over,” he said on Tuesday after meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on hysterical propaganda global warming. “We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now that this is a matter of urgency and national security and it has to be dealt with in a serious way.”

But there are powerful political and economic realities that must be quickly overcome for Obama to succeed. Despite the urgency he expresses, it’s not at all clear that he and Congress will agree on an approach during a worldwide financial crisis in time to meet some of the more crucial deadlines.

Obama is pushing changes in the way Americans use energy, and produce greenhouse gases, as part of what will be a massive economic stimulus. He called it an opportunity “to re-power America.”

After years of inaction on global warming, 2009 might be different. Obama replaces a president who opposed mandatory cuts of greenhouse gas pollution and it appears he will have a willing Congress. Also, next year, diplomats will try to agree on a major new international treaty to curb the gases that promote global warming.

“We need to start in January making significant changes,” Gore said in a recent telephone interview with The Associated Press. “This year coming up is the most important opportunity the world has ever had to make progress in really solving the climate crisis.”

Scientists are increasingly anxious, talking more often and more urgently about exceeding “tipping points.”

“We’re out of time,” Stanford University biologist Terry Root said. “Things are going extinct. I need to go change my pants.”

I added the last bit.

Now, I’m not trying to say that we should just do nothing about the environment. I think it’s great that we are looking into new technologies and trying to move away from oil and such. However, I do not think it is wise to mix government and rather hysterical knee-jerk environmental policies.

Here is another fairly thought out perspective on the current climate situation that illuminates the idea that the science isn’t quite as ‘closed’ or ‘unanimous’ as Al Gore, Pres-Elect Obama, and Co. are attempting to portray it:

Question: Should the current management be allowed to stay in their jobs?

Obama’s Magical Change Powers -Media: American’s now on Humanitarian Missions in Iraq

I read Michael Yon’s Moment of Truth – we’ve been on a humanitarian mission, at least since the surge and likely before. The media suddenly has started figuring it out though. I wonder what changed?

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So, no longer just air-raiding villages and breaking into houses and terrorizing women and children in the dark of night? Somebody call Kerry and Murtha and tell them the good news.

Great Moments in Climate Science: Government sees increasing hurricane strength – despite data

By government – I mean President-Elect Obama, but it is more important to remember that when people are warning about global catastrophes – despite the evidence, the end concern is always – what will government force you to do about it. Here’s the Obama quote:

“Few challenges facing America — and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change,” he says in the video. “The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We’ve seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security.”

And here’s an actual graph of cyclone strength metrics:
cyclonestrengthgraph

Firstly – only someone who does not understand the methodology and process of science would say something foolish like, “The science is beyond dispute.” Science cannot be “closed” as I have written before. (You can read a bit more about this concept here.) Whenever anyone tells you “the science is closed,” especially concerning something vastly complex like global climate change, you should be skeptical.

Second – If you look at the graph on cyclone strength – the idea that, “storms … are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season,” is false. Cyclone strength has, in fact, risen – then fallen dramatically over the past decade or two. In the last five years – in particular, we have seen a dramatic drop-off in cyclone strength.

But then again -as far as public policy goes – since when did actual data matter, especially since we have such a great thing going with this whole Global Warming frenzy? People are already totally convinced that it will bring about our impending doom, and since it’s a “global problem” who else are they going to turn to to “fix it?”

Hint: Starts with “gov,” ends with “ment.”

Closing thought: If global warming is such an existential threat to mankind that we must immediately take major government action – why hasn’t President-Elect Obama, or Al Gore, or anyone for that matter – set up a single day of hearings to consider arguments from credible scientists on both sides of this issue?

The answer is simple: Because they fear having their belief challenged. And the only people who are afraid to have their beliefs challenged, are those who either know their belief to be false, or don’t know enough to know their belief is true (and how to defend it).

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Moron Alert – ‘Impeach Obama’ groups pop up on Facebook

Seriously? This will be the third post in a week where I have had to refer to people as morons. Real conservatives (of the old way) – should universally condemn garbage like this. President-elect Obama hasn’t even been sworn in yet, or had a chance to make a single decision as president. Just because the online left has spent the last eight years wallowing in deranged psychotic hatred of George W. Bush is no excuse to make asinine claims like the one above.

Acting just like the spoiled brats who roll around in online slums like the DailyKos, is unbecoming of real serious thinkers.

Once Obama is president – rational criticism of his decisions will be justified. Until then – absurd notions and baseless calls for impeachment only make our side look foolish and childish. 

Here’s the news story.

Obama’s Definition of Rich: “I am altering the deal. Pray that I do not alter it any further…”

Here’s some great audio of Obama and Co. gradually lowing the bar on what he considers (based on who knows what…?) the divide between “the rich” and “the middle class”:

$250,000 or less…then less than $200,000…then under $150,000 a year….now $120,000 and under…

This is exactly how government works…gradually altering the deal just little enough so that supporters doesn’t get scared off and jump ship. What reason do you have to believe that Senator Obama won’t decide that you are suddenly not the middle class once he’s in office? Furthermore – by what criteria is he judging whom is “wealthy” and whom is not? Where is the constitutional authority for this?

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