Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ignore the infighting

We've been hearing lately about Newt's criticisms of Reagan and tendency to have too many ideas. We've been hearing lately about Mitt's rapacious activities at Bain Capital and his accounts in the Caymans. We've been hearing this from Mitt and Newt respectively.

I'll start with sentiments I generally agree with as stated by The POH Diaries:
Here’s the bottom line. I have no dog in this fight. My candidates either didn’t run or imploded on impact. I’m not comfortable with Romney’s apparent weaknesses, and despite his ability to articulate conservatism my gut tells me that a Gingrich nomination and subsequent Presidency would end in heartache as well. But the main point is this, neither one of these men, whether they’re really conservative or not, whether they’re a rino, liberal, progressive, or just opportunistic, is Barack Hussein Obama. And that’s enough for me. Certainly it would have been nice to have a strong, conservative candidate with populist appeal to take the fight to Obama. But who the challenger in this race ends up being may mean less than perhaps it ever has in history for the simple reason that the incumbent will be Barack Obama. That one fact in itself may be our biggest asset.
Now, two comments about the revisionist history being peddled about Newt and Reagan and one on ideas. I find the "romantic belief" attractive, especially when mostly privately funded.
One. Two. And one.

And a couple of items about Mitt's "vulture" capitalism, AKA the economic system that built America and Obama wants to destroy.
One. Two.

It will help keep our heads clear to consider that GOP on GOP attacks shouldn't sour us on evicting the most corrupt and least competent President we've ever seen. "[W]ho the challenger in this race ends up being" matters less than it has in any election you've ever voted in.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Can't we all just get along?

Sometimes all of us but CAIR can.

Extreme leftwing Bill Maher and rightwing Rep. Allen West agree on the seriousness of some Marines urinating on enemy bodies:
Maher, “If they were real Taliban, if they were people who burn down girls’ schools you know, and do honor rapes, threw acid in people’s faces, I’m not that upset about pissing on them, dead or alive.”

West, "The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell."
At least we didn't waterboard the remains.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Obama's problem?

He's never had to contemplate, much less execute, firing anyone. They just leave the sinking ship. He's been spared any angst. And any exposure to reality.

In this way he is unlike the Sun King, who executed some of his citizens. Oh, wait...

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The 'greening' of the IPCC

Defund the IPCC Now
It turns out that the GAO, the US General Accounting Office, says US has been secretly hiding their funding of the IPCC for the last decade...

In other words, the IPCC funding arrangements are of a piece with their “scientific” claims and their other actions—secretive, shabby, with a hidden agenda, and full of disinformation.
Wouldn't you think they'd be proud of funding the IPCC? After all, the Science is Settled, it's For the Children of future generations, it Saves the Planet and it is Redistributing the Wealth via Green 'Jobs' for people who don't actually produce anything. When you keep such obviously "good things" secret people are likely to question your motives.

Managerial progressive?

Why is Romney doing such a lousy job defending his record at Bain Capital?

That article focuses on the number of jobs created which may be associated with Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain capital, or while he was Governor of Massachusetts. This is over thinking it. The core reason Romney isn't an articulate defender of Capitalism is that, for him, Capitalism is merely a question of managerial competence. Sadly, he lacks a principled understanding of Capitalism, and thus can't defend it as a philosophy. Much like Herbert Hoover.

Someone should ask him if he's ever read von Mises, Hayek or Ayn Rand.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dolts, Volts and Jolts

Well, Christmas is over and we have our president flouting the Constitution and the law with a "recess appointment" when the Senate is not in recess, and when the law itself demands Senate approval. We have GM moving Chevy Volt, AKA Obamamobile, production to China. And we have the Europeans dithering - a 90 day delay - about the bailout for Greece, without which Greece defaults in March.

Happy New Year.