Monthly Archives: July 2009

MJ Remembered

As I’ve watched all the highlights of the Michael Jackson Memorial today, I’ve got a few thoughts. No mater what you think about Jackson the man, no one can question just how influential an artist he was. Whether he’s singing with Angels or Dancing with the Devil right now isn’t for me to judge, in fact it isn’t for any of us to judge, I think that’s a little higher pay grade than I have. But his music has been more influential than almost any other artist of the last 50 years.

So as we remember MJ today, lets remember Michael Jackson the artist; the little kid some 35+ years ago; the wonderful dancer and icon of the 80’s; not the cartoon/tabloid Michael of the last 15 years. Let God judge his time on earth as a man, I’ll just admire his music.

Rest in Peace Michael

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Cap and Trade

While it’s clear that the cap & trade bill is nothing but CRAP & TRADE, the American Public is clueless as to just how bad this bill is.  I hope the Senate has a little sense. Here’s a great editorial:

If the American people had an inkling of what it contained, a majority would surely object. If the U.S. Senate has an iota of sense, it will swiftly do the same. We would like to think it sailed through the House in part because members expect their Senate counterparts to do the hard work of making the hard decisions. This is known as passing the buck. Speaker Pelosi proved she is in charge, and maybe that is the most important point.

We’ve been the victims of Al Gore’s propaganda for years about global warming.  The party line has been the earth is warming & it’s all our fault.  Well not so fast Al.  As the WSJ has recently noted, the “consensus” is falling apart:

The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)

The collapse of the “consensus” has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth’s temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon.

HMMM so made Al’s wrong???? HOW???? He created the internet.

In addition to the science being wrong, it’s nothing more than a money grab.  Just ask Obama voter Warren Buffet:

WARREN BUFFETT, CEO, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY: I think if you get into the way it was written, it’s a huge tax and there’s no sense calling it anything else. I mean, it is a tax. So it — and it’s a fairly regressive tax.