Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour 2008

Listen up people, the most important day of this calender year is upon us. For today is the day we get "Earth Hour 2008". The day you can, "join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights..."

How nice...darkness. Like in the good old days. Before the combustion engine, natural gas furnaces, air conditioning. Just sweet carbon-free enviro-friendly darkness.

It seems to me that this is just where the environmental wackos would want us all to be. In darkness.

In reality though, the hatred for a people’s free use of energy is their "statement about...turning off the lights". They long to control our energy use. Through taxation, intimidation, guilt.

The Global Warming hysteria is simply an attack on freedom and the Capitalist system. That is what needs to be lit up. The truth behind the fear.

For the hysterics, it is better to keep people in the dark about such things as the un-forecast cooling of the oceans. Sunspot cycle’s influence on weather. Or that of cosmic rays. The fact that, "The ice between Canada and southwestern Greenland has reached its highest level in 15 years.". Or that there has been no warming since 1998. In fact, 2007 was the coldest in Canada in 15 years.

Could this be the beginning of an Ice Age?

I, for one, am not willing to take that chance. So I intend to turn on every light in my house this evening. Every electronic piece of equipment I own. I’ll start my car. Turn the furnace up to 85. The A/C down to 50. I’ll light the burners on my stove and crank up the oven. All for the good of the planet.

Join me, won’t you, for "Earth Hour 2008". The day we make our own "statement about climate change" and stop the dreaded Global Cooling.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Children Will Have to Wait

As a liberty loving individual there is no phrase that frightens me more than “for the children”. That phrase seems always to follow a personal freedom I am expected to cede to some governmental body at one level or another. The only other term that maybe comes close is “global warming” and even that is sold as doing something in order to save the planet “for the children”.
Well, in this climate of hyper identity politics I have decided to fight back. And I know just how to do it. It is high time we “middle aged white guys” get down for the struggle and begin to fight back. Yes, I believe this is the perfect opportunity for me and my fellow pale graying patriarchs to begin to speak truth to power. The “middle aged white guy” will be heard!

With that in mind...

It took nearly two hours for the members to elect Pelosi on a 232-202 party-line vote. They stood one by one, many delivering brief remarks along with their votes. "Just as the biblical Esther was called to save the nation, I cast my vote for another woman called for such times as these," said Rep. Bobby Rush, the Chicago Democrat and former Black Panther. Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) announced her vote for Pelosi was "for the future of all of our “middle aged white guys” and for world peace."
Pelosi sat in the center right section of the House, surrounded by “middle aged white guys” holding one in a white blanket in her arms. She hugged and squeezed any other “middle aged white guys” who came within range and stood up to kiss a steady stream of well-wishers, including Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), former Colorado representative Pat Schroeder and former transportation secretary Norman Mineta.
Yes! Finally, one for home team.

After listing a range of other social injustices, such as the 13 million “middle aged white guys” who he said go to sleep hungry at night and the 45 million individuals earning under $10.50/hour and living without health insurance, Nader repeatedly implored the audience to consider its reactions.
Amen brother, been there, my wife won’t let me eat after 7:00 PM, I go to bed hungry every night.
Sexuality is still a very taboo subject in our society," she said. "’Middle aged white guys’ tell us that they can't make decisions in the dark and that adults aren't properly preparing them to make responsible decisions."
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said the study shows that "the national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure, and “middle aged white guys” are paying the real price.
That reminds me, I’m running low on Cialis.

In an effort to shield “middle aged white guys” from secondhand smoke, the Kennesaw City Council passed a measure this week to ban smoking in city parks, making it only the second city in the state to make smoking illegal in such public spaces...The Kennesaw ban grew out of citizens' concerns that “middle aged white guys” were being exposed to secondhand smoke at parks where they play sports, Taylor said. "I feel like it's an ordinance that is just keeping with what the Georgia Legislature passed," said Kennesaw attorney Fred Bentley Jr. "There will be places provided for smoking."
The Douglasville ban is more restrictive, forbidding smoking in all park property. "We want to promote a healthy lifestyle and set a good example for the “middle age white guy”," said Kevin Teate, Douglasville's deputy director of parks and recreation.
"Hopefully, other folks will follow our lead," he said.
Thank the Lord for local bureaucrats, they've saved me from myself once again.

Barack Obama is a committed advocate for “middle aged white guys”. He will make sure that every “middle aged white guy” has health insurance, expand educational opportunities for low-income “middle aged white guys”, extend resources for low-income families, support and supplement our struggling foster care system, and protect “middle aged white guys” from violence and neglect.
Thank you, Barack, thank you. Ooh...I’m...feeling...a...little...dizzy...

Global warming is likely to disproportionately harm the health of “middle aged white guys”...There's evidence that “middle aged white guys” are likely to suffer more...says the report's lead author, Katherine Shea, a pediatrician and adjunct public health professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill..."This is not a political issue, it's a public health issue," Shea says. "If we know the health of “middle aged white guys” and future “middle aged white guys” is threatened, we have an obligation to act.
She cares, she really cares. I’m feeling warm all over. Uh oh, it’s starting already.

Get the point? Well if you didn’t, here it is, a little more pointed.
There are 70 million plus baby boomers in the United States alone. Somehow, without the aid of do-something activists, millions of us miraculously survived. We survived second hand smoke, no car seats, no bicycle helmets, alternating temperatures, an unpeaceful planet, missed meals, monkey bars, and too many other dangers to numerous to mention. Must have been just dumb luck, I guess. That, or maybe America is not as dangerous a place for children as politicians and activists would like us to believe.
American liberty has survived great peril and great evil. A bloody revolution, a brutal civil war, two devastating World Wars, the menace of Communism, economic depressions and recessions, assassinations, and racial strife. Powerful forces, all.
How ironic it is, that in the hands of a few politicians and activists, “the children” may finally do what so many others could not.