Friday, May 29, 2009

President or Mafia in White House?

There's a story floating around suggesting that most of the Chrysler dealerships that are being closed belong to Republicans. If this is true, our government has become like the Mafia.

I'll be interested to see how this pans out. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs (whom my husbands calls "Dilbert"), has claimed that the administration is not making these decisions - they supposedly come from Chrysler.

Yeah, right. Since Obama comes from the thuggish world of Chicago politics, it wouldn't surprise me to find out it's true. And, true to form, Obama gets others to do his dirty work so his fingerprints can't be found.

What does it take to get people to wise up about this empty suit occupying the White House? Why are his approval ratings so high? Hopefully, it's just that the newness hasn't yet worn off, but I have a feeling he can't sustain this popularity for more than a few more months. If we can only hold on until then.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

What Al Gore Doesn't Want You to Know

I'm sick of hearing about global warming , "green" this and that, and I'm dismayed by the near hysteria of the media and some politicians on how we have to give up our SUVs to save the planet!

Everyone take a deep breath and get a grip! We need some perspective, so let's take a look at geological history. According to Geocraft, we're actually in one of the cooler periods of the earth and, interestingly, they note that the earth's climate has varied a lot over geologic time, with it being much hotter and more humid in the past than it is today and with much higher levels of CO2. They even say that compared to previous geological eras, we're actually "CO2-impoverished". There's an interesting chart entitled "Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time" on the Geocraft site - you might take a few minutes to check it out.

Another interesting site is Paleomap Project which actually calls our current climate an "Ice House", compared to past geological periods. I hope you'll take a minute to check out these sites, take a look at the graphs, and pass this along to as many people as you can.

It's infuriating that so many politicians are pushing this global warming nonsense for political and monetary purposes. They don't mind imposing carbon taxes on the population and bankrupting our country as long as they can advance their political agenda.

The only antidote for this is education, but the media are in bed with the global warming bunch, so it's going to be up to us. We can do it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CEOs and Politicians: Anything in Common?

There's an interesting article today by David Brooks of the New York Times about personality traits of successful CEOs. You might think that it's important for CEOs to be charismatic, good team builders, effective communicators and have empathy. Turns out, though, that the research indicates these characteristics are not important in the making of a successful CEO.

The researchers found that strong people skills correlated only loosely or not at all with being a good CEO. What mattered most were execution and organizational skills. Turns out that the most important traits a successful CEO can have are attention to detail, persistence, efficiency, analytic thoroughness and the ability to work long hours.

The personality traits of charisma, being a good team builder and effective communicator are important for politicians, but not CEOs. For this reason, according to Mr. Brooks, business and politics do not blend well. But we now have an administration that is freely engaging in management of industry after industry. This can only have disastrous effects in the long run.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Follow California off the Cliff?

The insanity continues unabated! Governor Schwarzenegger was at the White House today to sign on for the new CAFE standards for car emissions. Obama praised California and how they led the way on cutting emissions a few years ago.

I ask you - why in the world should we follow California's lead on anything?! They're in a huge mess and they're supposed to be an example to the rest of us? Give me a big, fat break.

Barack Obama seems hell-bent on doing irreparable harm to this country. I pray every day that he leaves office before he can totally ruin us.

Friday, May 15, 2009

End of Free Speech?

I'm sick to death of left wingers trying to stifle the free speech rights of people who disagree with them. Liberals talk of "tolerance", but what they really mean by tolerance is you can say what you want, as long as you agree with them.

The flap over Miss California is the latest demonstration of this intolerance. Where do Perez Hilton and his ilk get off thinking they have the right to destroy the life and reputation of this young woman, simply because she dared to answer a question truthfully? I applaud her courage in voicing her opinion, probably knowing there would be unpleasant consequences.

Liberals know they can't win an argument with conservatives based on logic, so they resort to a favorite tactic: hurling an epithet, e.g., "racist", "homophobe", etc. to derail debate and intimidate those who disagree with them. Unfortunately, all too often that tactic works. What a shame.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chinese Hookers

Just when you think our government can't get any goofier, they outdo themselves. I've just learned that a researcher at Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit received $2.6 million of our tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job! The thinking is that they may be able to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among Chinese "sex workers" and their customers.

This would be a great project for the Chinese government to undertake, but why on earth should we underwrite it? Lord only knows what other stupid things our hard-earned money is being spent on. To paraphrase a famous senator from years ago, you spend a few million here, a few million there, and pretty soon, you're talking about serious money! I realize that $2.6 million is a drop in the bucket compared to the entire federal budget, but it's the idea that politicians feel free to waste our money like this that infuriates.

If you want to verify this, here's the link:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Where Do We Draw The Line?

I can remember a time when people could disagree with each other without it getting personal or ugly. That seems to be a thing of the past.

Hateful speech is flourishing on the internet and television, particularly when it's liberals taking aim at conservatives (the media won't tolerate the opposite). Some people actually rejoiced when Ronald Reagan died and when Nancy Reagan fell and broke her hip. Disgusting!

I'm not a fan of Ted Kennedy; in fact, I disagree with him on virtually everything. Yet, I didn't get any pleasure from learning of his malignant brain tumor and I certainly will not be joyful when he dies. In fact, I've prayed for Kennedy and his family.

Where did civility go and, more importantly, can we ever get it back? I hate to say it, but I think the answer is probably "No".

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Supreme Court Justice

OK - so Obama is going to get the opportunity to nominate a new Supreme Court justice. He wants someone with "empathy".

Well, it's not the role of a Supreme Court member to show empathy in his or her rulings. Just a reminder: judges are supposed to be objective in their decisions. The Supreme Court acts as a check on the power of the president and Congress. The Constitution, the foundation of our government, is to be their guideline. Judges are supposed to rely on their intellects to make decisions, not their feelings.

One of the names being bandied about for the nomination is Sonia Sotomayor. She has stated that the courts are "where policy is made". WRONG!!!! Making policy is the role of the legislature, not the judicial system. Do they even teach civics in schools anymore?

Are these people ignorant of the roles of the different branches of government, or are they just determined to impose their views on the rest of us, regardless of what the Constitution says? I don't want to think that their intentions are sinister, but I have to wonder.