Saturday, February 26, 2011

Why can't we drill here drill now revisited

Once again the price of gasoline has risen above $3.00 per gallon,and yet,the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama is dragging it's feet in resuming exploration for oil in the Gulf of Mexico -as well as other areas of this country-to the detriment of us all.

Meanwhile as turmoil continues in the Middle East our addiction to foreign oil is becoming a national security nightmare. What happens if  Saudi Arabia is the next domino to fall to the wave of unrest that is sweeping the Arab world?

This country could be brought to a standstill very quickly and the recent economic unpleasantness could be dwarfed by the  calamity that could befall us if the lifeblood of western civilization is cutoff!

No matter what your politics on the matter of oil is,the fact remains, that oil powers our world. Yet this country sets on vast reserves that have been put off by limits by enviro-nazis and their partners in crime the Democratic Party!!

Still this is only part of the bigger picture. This country also has unbelievable amounts of coal,shale,coal sands etc that could be tapped to power this country-but in the name of the global warming myth-these vast reserves have been and are being -put off limits.

At the same time conservatives rail against subsidies for ethanol and bio-fuels but at least every time a person buys a dollars worth of ethanol or bio diesel that dollar stays here to support American farmers rather than fund Islamic killers who thirst for our blood!!

It's time to WAKE UP AMERICA!!! We have enough of our own energy to fuel this nation!! We MUST start doing every thing we can RIGHT NOW to develop all our energy options,oil,coal,natural gas, bio fuels,solar wind,any source we can exploit in order to sever the umbilical cord of dependence that connects us to a place and a group of people who regularly call for our death!

As much as I wistfully hope that the calls for democracy and freedom in the middle east will actually produce good fruit,I fear that what is going to happen,is the rise of an Islamic extremist empire that will become a grave threat to this nation.

It is high time for a Declaration of Energy Independence. We can no longer afford to be held captive in our addiction to middle eastern oil!

Related post "Why can't we drill here drill now"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kaddafi Duck at it again claims protesters fueled by Nescafe spiked with drugs

After years of near silence Mouammer Gaddafi is once more on the world stage playing court jester in a grim comedy of death and destruction!

In what has to be one of his most bizarre pronunciations yet Gaddafi claims...

"Muammar Gaddafi blamed a revolt against his rule on al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday, and said the protesters were fueled by milk and Nescafe spiked with hallucinogenic drugs, in a rambling appeal for calm." (Reuters)
Whats more is that this guy-who apparently is a drug addict himself-is accusing the rebels of being such. Give me a break! This would be funny except for the fact that a lot of people have lost-and are losing -their lives because of this bastard's monomaniacal obsession with his own dictatorship!

However his nuttiness doesn't stop there Kadaffy also had this to say...
"Their ages are 17. They give them pills at night, they put hallucinatory pills in their drinks, their milk, their coffee, their Nescafe," said Gaddafi.
"They are criminals ... is it logical that you let this phenomenon continue in any city? ... We do not see what is happening in Egypt and Tunisia happening in Libya, ever!"
Face it Mooammer-or whatever your crazy ass name is- the people of your country are sick and tired of all your crap and claptrap and-I suspect-will eventually give you what you deserve death!!

For too long tin horn pieces of crap like Kadaffy have made life a living hell for the poor souls who are unfortunate enough to have been born into their regimes. One can only hope that the new wave of protests,and,demands for freedom and democracy in the  middle east will lead to something good.

Alas I'm not holding my breath. When it's all said and done chances are that Egypt, Libya, Tunisia et-al  more than likely will end up being ruled either by a different military dictator,or, Islamic extremist mullahs.

In the mean time one can still have a good laugh at Kadaffy's expense-while at the same time-lamenting the horrible toll in human life that said laugh has cost!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Super laser could make Star Wars missle defense possible

In a post by  Polipundit titled "Navy breaks record with futuristic laser" it looks like Ronald Reagan's dream of a strategic missile defense could well be on the road to becoming a reality.

According to this post the Navy has succeeded in blasting a cruise missile out of the sky using what used to be called a "Buck Rodgers" ray gun!
A ray gun by the way that can eat through 20 feet of steel per second!

This is nothing short of mind boggling At a time when we see a rogue state like Iran on the verge of developing a nuclear weapon,and,China is on the ascendancy militarily,it seems to this blogger as though we need Star Wars-as the Strategic Defense Initiative- was euphemistically named-more than ever.

But more than ballistic missile defense this thing could revolutionize the way we can defend against any kind of missile or air attack. Furthermore it can be tuned to different wavelengths as well as powers, and be used for communication as well as detection.

When SDI was first proposed naysayers said it was impossible to shoot down ballistic missiles. Well it seems this breakthrough has proven them wrong. Once again Reagan was right,and,because he had the foresight to start this nation on the path that would lead to this super laser it seems his dream of a "Star Wars Missile Defense" may well soon become a reality!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Herman Cain just the man to replace Obama

This is a video well worth watching!! It is Herman Cain Atlanta talk radio host,and possible Presidential candidate, at CPAC. I have researched this man before, and the more I see and hear,the more i feel this guy may well be the conservative candidate-as well as-just the man to replace Obama!

America is at a crossroads. There is a battle going on for the soul of this nation. We stand at a point in history where we will either adhere to the great values and principles that have made this nation "A shining city on a hill"or we will descend even further than we already have into the morass of socialism,and,eventual communism!

Many of us who are conservative have been longing for someone to enter the scene who could live up to the legacy of Ronald Reagan. I'm beginning to believe that Herman Cain may well be the man to fit the bill. In fact I am beginning to think that this man might well be able to surpass Reagan.

Here is a man of vision. Here is a man of faith. Here is a man that knows that this nation is the greatest nation on the face of the earth,and,he is not afraid to say it!!
He does not apologize for the greatness of this nation. He is a man who has ran a business and made a payroll. He was the CEO of Godfather's Pizza-as well as being-a newspaper columnist and a politician!

He stands for...
a strong national defense, the FairTax, tax cuts, energy independence, capping and cutting government spending, restructuring Social Security, and defending the U.S. Constitution.[3]
He is a common sense,no nonsense conservative whom I think may well be just what we need at this juncture in history. He is a cheerleader for this nation,for it's founding principle,and,for the freedoms we hold so dear.
Herman Cain is a man who can inspire with his words.

The only other potential candidate that stirs me as much as Herman Cain is Allen West. Alas Allen West has already inferred that he intends to concentrate his energies on his position in the house as well he should.

So for the upcoming race in 2012 I truly hope this man-Herman Cain- will make a serious run for the GOP nomination. So to wrap it up,please watch the video it's worth the time,and Herman Cain may well be just the man to replace Obama in 2012

Friday, February 11, 2011

Joy and Celebration in Egypt

Regardless of what your opinion may be about who or what entity has been behind the uprising in Egypt the pictures out of Egypt today make it clear that this is,as of now, a popular uprising of the totality of the people of Egypt.
One can clearly see that young and old,secular and religious,men and women, children and elderly have all come together to demand the ouster of a dictator. 
This dictator brutalized the people of Egypt for 30 some years.Today to a person the people are chanting :We have done it", "We the people have driven Mubarak out" 
The most striking thing that I see in this picture is that the people are saying "the people and the Army have won"! 
At this point it appears that the military sides with the people. One can only hope that the Army can truly guide this country through a peaceful transition to a true democratic republican form of government. 
Something else that is striking is that American journalist are surrounded by the Egyptians and there is no words of hate toward America, they are not calling for a fundamentalist Islamic state, rather they are jubilant, celebrating their new found chance for freedom, and demanding democracy, as well as,warning any future would be dictators that the people will not go back to repression.
These are people who have hungered for freedom and now have a taste of it for the first time ever!
It is my fervent hope and prayer that the voices of reason will prevail and that the Egyptians can truly form a republic that will uphold the rights of all the people,guarantee freedom,and be at peace with it's neighbors,and join the family of democratic republics of the world


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. President:Ronald Reagan's 100th

As you can tell by the title of this video Ronald Reagan was a true believer in the Idea that America can do anything it sets it's mind to do! In a sense he was championing the idea of "Yes We Can" long before O'bama and company co-opted the term.

While Ronald Reagan was President he was widely reviled in the media,and,called bellicose,stubborn,ignorant,reckless and even worse Today while watching the liberal media fawn over Reagan I sensed a wistful longing for this great man of vision to somehow return.

Here was a man who believed in the highest ideals of the American experiment that if free people were left to their own devices under minimal restraint from government their was no limit to what those people could achieve.

When Democrats and their servants in the media claimed America's best days were behind her Reagan countered by saying America's best days were yet to come.

When the Gipper first entered the Presidency America was in a situation similar to the one we find ourselves in today. The economy was in a depression and we were perceived by the world to be fading away and becoming increasingly  irrelevant.

Reagan changed all that. Through his unwavering belief in American exceptional ism  He challenged us to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and be proud once more to be Americans and believe that we could reach for the stars and take control of our own futures.

There was no end to Reagan's faith in the power of the individual while always insisting that people could better solve the ills of the nation than any government program or agency.

He was the first President in a long time to invoke the original vision of our Founding Fathers, and ,was always a great Champion of those enduring values and ideals of individual freedom and responsibility,combined with a faith in God,and,a belief in the common sense of free men that lead this country to greatness.

So what would Ronald Reagan think of today's politics? I believe he would tell us once more that our greatest days are yet ahead. I believe he would be delighted with the Tea Party movement and their call to returning to our founding principals,and, most of all he would challenge us to look to ourselves for the solution to this country's problems,and, not the government.

America today needs a big dose of that Reagan optimism,common sense,and call to renewed American exceptional ism!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Global climate swings bring monster blizzard to midwest

The scene outside my home
My contribution to global warming 

OMG My fireplace burns carbon!!! I guess that stove caused all this snow!!!

Wow what a snow storm! I live in Mid Missouri,and believe me, we have been hit hard by the worst snow we have had in years! In fact for the first time that anyone can remember in this area we were put under a blizzard warning by the national weather service.

At the time of this writing-4:27 p.m. Feb.1 2011- we have at least a foot of snow on the ground and it's still coming.

You may be wondering about the title of this post"Global climate swings brings monster blizzard to Midwest". I chose that as a result of a Matt Lauer interview Michio Kaku with  a few days ago on the Today Show.

Matt was interviewing a prominent pop scientist that claimed the heavy snows we are seeing are a result of "climate swings" caused by global warming  (If video won't work click here)

Give me a break! This guy say's that the common sense idea that we are having colder weather because the world is cooling is wrong!

Here is my take. Many scientists say that global temperatures have remained constant or even cooled in the last several years. I contend that these "cycles that Mr. Kaku attributes to "global warming" are actually the "cycles' that most of us call weather!

To his credit Mr. Kaku does say that there is no proof that humans are responsible for the alleged global warming that are causing the ubiquitous "cycles' that are causing these extremes in our weather.

There is precedent for what we are seeing today. In the period from the 16th to 19th centuries there was what has been called "The little ice age"

During this period there were times of extreme winter weather interspersed with warming periods.
All of life follows cycles,and,what we are experiencing now is just another cycle in the long history of the Earth.

The Earth has seen dramatic swings over the millennia  Everything from times when most of the earth was a rain forest. To epochs when the globe was a giant snowball.

Weather comes and goes. In my life I have seen us go from very hard winters during the seventies_when the scientists said man was bringing on an ice age- to warm years in the eighties and early nineties-when scientists really got on the man made global warming band wagon-all I know is this just seems part of the natural rhythm of our planet.

It's time for everybody to calm down and realize we are so insignificant when compared to this Earth that there is no way we have permanently altered the climate of an entire planet. To believe so is the height of arrogance and hubris.