Monthly Archives: March 2010

Final Proof: Global Warming is Politics, Not Science

Leaders in the promotion of the idea that global warming is caused by man’s actions are taking a firm stance: use politics instead of science.  The Washington Time obtained damnifying emails from the leaders of the global warming science community that states:

..strategy includes forming a nonprofit group to organize researchers and use their donations to challenge critics by running a back-page ad in the New York Times.

I’m no expert on global warming science, but this doesn’t appear like anything I had ever learned about the scientific method.  Certainly, theories, experiments to prove or disprove, but seriously, I don’t remember back-page advertisements in a liberal newspaper being part of the scientific method.

The IPCC, and other leading global warming alarmist groups are resorting to political tactics because the science isn’t backing up their position.  This is definitely not the economy in which anyone would want to become unemployed and it seems this group is grasping at every lifeline to prevent being in the 16.8% “underemployed” number even Obama won’t talk about.

Press Likens Tea Party to 'New Left' Radicals of the 1960's

David Brooks tries .. I mean tries hard to put the current Tea Party movement into the same realm as the liberal radicals in the 60’s.  The article points out that both groups were focused on government conspiracies:

..both movements go in big for conspiracy theories. The ’60s left developed elaborate theories of how world history was being manipulated by shadowy corporatist/imperialist networks — theories that live on in the works of Noam Chomsky. In its short life, the Tea Party movement has developed a dizzying array of conspiracy theories involving the Fed, the F.B.I., the big banks and corporations and black helicopters.

While the radical right certainly is concerned about possible government intrusion upon the rights of the citizenry, the Tea Party seems more to be focused on fiscal responsibility.  Most of the Tea Partiers are trying to wake up Congress and remind them to take care of the country, the whole country, not their own seats.

While blathering on about how similar the Tea Party is to Alisnky-blinded 60’s hippies, the author stumbles a bit.  He vaguely references a Salon article where Glenn Beck is compared to Abbot Hoffman, founder of the “Yippies”.   I am not quit sure how a youth-movement, anti-war, and possibly white supremacist is in any way like anything the Tea Party is doing.

The article tries to right itself by saying that the Tea Partiers are .. anarchists:

They don’t seek to form a counter-establishment because they don’t believe in establishments or in authority structures. They believe in the spontaneous uprising of participatory democracy. They believe in mass action and the politics of barricades, not in structure and organization. As one activist put it recently on a Tea Party blog: “We reject the idea that the Tea Party Movement is ‘led’ by anyone other than the millions of average citizens who make it up.”

I have not been to or hear of a T.P. gathering that calls for the abolishment of the current government.  Certainly they want spending brought under control, do not agree with the fiscal recklessness in the current administration, and are worried about the infringements on the rights of individuals, but that is a far cry from hoping for the collapse of the current form of government.

David Brooks over-reaches greatly in his comparisons.  No Tea Party leaders have been arrested for conspiracy (as Abbie Hoffman was), nor is there clearly identifiable leader.  This is a grass-roots movement of citizens that are not willing to pass their mistakes on to be paid for by their children or grand children.

The “New Left” that Brooks speaks of was about blaming someone else for their troubles.  The Tea Party is about taking responsibility back from those that are not utilizing it in the best interest of these United States.

Democrats Shoot Down Legislation Against Tax Cheats. Timing?

In a Politico article, the author describes the liberal push to get rid of legislation that would terminate any government employee or staffer that had back taxes and did not repay it.  Surely this bill only deals with a few people that owe very little money… surely.

In 2008 alone, 447 House employees and 231 Senate workers didn’t pay their taxes, according to figures from the IRS, Office of Personnel Management, and Department of Defense. Federal employees in the U.S. House of Representatives owed more than $5.8 million in unpaid taxes in 2008. The Senate employees owe more than $2.46 million, according to figures.

Ok, not surely.  When something’s fishy, follow the money.

“I think the subtext is the Democrat’s support for unions,” said Chaffetz, a committee member

Government employee unions would love to keep their employees more-protected than the rest of us.  Of course there is also the issue that the Chairman of the house committee that makes tax law .. cheats on his taxes.