Saturday, October 3, 2009

PJTV Videos - I just like 'em

Especially that Stephen Green, he's so dreamy.

THE WEEK IN BLOGS: Golfing at 120 Miles Per Hour, More Obama Brainwashing & Gay Up

Blame it on Rio? Obama Discovers The World Doesn't Love Him As Much As the MSM Does

Protect Yourself From Hollywood PSA

TEA Party Daily Round-Up 10-03

Turning Tea Party Patriots into Political Petitioners

It's Time for the American Capitalist Party Perhaps it should be the American Capitalist TeaParty or ACT?

Perhaps Palin could be a leader in the ACP (or ACT)? Rebukes Anti-Semitism and Government Fixes, Memoir Hits #1

In Economic Woes 10-03

September Unemployment: The Job Loss Accelerates

The Young and the Jobless. The minimum wage hike has driven the wages of teen employees down to $0.00.

Obama links job growth to health care proposal

Obama Eyes Economic Triage for Unemployed By throwing good taxpayer money after bad.

Major Supreme Court cases for the new term

U.S. Sept non-farm payrolls plunge 263,000

Jobless rate reaches 9.8 percent in September (17% when you include laid-off workers taking part-time jobs or who've given up looking.)

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 10-03

Finance Committee Democrat Won’t Read Text of Health Bill, Says Anyone Who Claims They’ll Understand It ‘Is Trying to Pull the Wool Over Our Eyes’

So 10% of our taxes are being wasted and they are okay with that? Senate Finance Dems: 10% Error Rate in Medicaid is Just Fine

Will the Real President Stand Up?

Medical premiums could still be a 'heavy lift'

Americans Gather to Defend the Dream

Obama links job growth to health care proposal

Obamacare: Cut the Elderly and Give to AARP

ObamaCare Shenanigans

Many Medical Devices Still Taxed Under Baucus Health Bill

Corruption Daily Round-Up 10-03

ACORN: Getting Rich Off Racism I (heart) AlfonZo Rachel)

ACORN Plans Massive Layoffs

To Understand ACORN, Look To the Early 20th Century

Questions About ACORN’s NOLA Contracts

Bertha Lewis: Help ACORN, Vote Obama!

Bertha Lewis Part II: I’m ACORN, No Wait, I’m Working Families Party

ACORN To Stand Trial in Nevada

ACORN Prosecutions Coast to Coast

In this post here, I list out the major names on the Polanski Petition and list upcoming projects. I should do non signatories who are defending Polanski like Whoopi Goldberg and Harvey Weinstein but I'm also a mom and probably do not have the time.

Polanski Apologists Don’t Speak for All of Us in Hollywood

Rosemary's Crybabies

Hollywood's Favorite Rapist

It's 'Rape-Rape', Whoopi

No special treatment for Polanski: Schwarzenegger

Can We Still Trust Anne Applebaum? Her Irrational Defense of Polanski

Sorry, Leftism: You Don’t Get to Disown the Polanski List

Moral equivalence is moral idiocy. Lest we forget.

Obama's French Lesson. The cheese-eating surrender-monkeys are telling Obama to grow a pair. YIKES!

Ceding the Internet Because the folks who make up the UN are so terrific at human rights like free speech.

Ethics Are Voters’ Top Issue? How Did That Happen…

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past. Bwahahaha.


Pork Report: October 2, 2009

Rattner's Legacy: The Chooch Is At the Door

Small Town, Big Government

Big 'D' Democrats thwart small 'd' democracy

Subsection IOC Rejection
The Olympic Fiasco And from the sage of Congress, “You know who is to blame for us losing the Olympics? Bush.”

Blame it on Rio? Obama Discovers The World Doesn't Love Him As Much As the MSM Does Video!

The Noble "Sacrifice" of Michelle Obama

Why Did Obama Do It

Problems await Obama after Chicago loss

Climate Change: The ‘Planned Recession’ Strategy

Cap-and-Trade Really Is Cap-and-Tax

Real Time Alarmism With Bill Maher

Obama Energy Adviser: No Climate Change Law This Year. You can't change the climate, so why bother making a climate change law?

Friday, October 2, 2009

The List Of Movies To Avoid - Corrected & Updated

Here is the list of Hollywood people who've signed a petition supporting admitted child-rapist Roman Polanski. Now this list simply represents those who've signed a petition and not idiots like Whoopi Goldberg who said it wasn't a "rape-rape".

I've pulled out the major names from the petition and the films these child-rapist supporters will be releasing soon (source May I suggest you go elsewhere.


Wes Anderson - The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
My Best Friend (in prod.)
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan 2010
(in prod. - Breaking the Bank, The Hunt, Black Files, Robocop, Riverview Towers)
Jonatham Demme - Neil Young Trunk Show 2009
Marley 2010
Stephen Frears - Cherie 2009
Tamara Drew 2010
The Burial (in prod.)
David Lynch - My Son, My Son What Have You Done? 2009
Change Begins Within 2009
King Shot 2010
Snootworld (in prod.)
Martin Scorsese - Untitled George Harrison Documentary 2009
Shuttered 2010
Silence 2010
Sinatra 2010
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt 2010
Penelope Cruz - Nine 2009
Rain in Spain (in Prod.)
Alfonso Cuaron - A Boy And His Shoe (pre-prod.)
- Saturn and The End of Days (dev.)
- The Witches (dev.)
Guillermo del Toro - Biutiful 2009
- Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011
- Hater 2010
- Pinnocio (dev.)
- Bag of Bones (dev.)
Terry Gilliam - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009
- The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 2011
Buck Henry - Jailbird (in dev.)
Get Smart 2 (in dev.)
John Landis - Burke and Hare 2010
- Epic Proportions 2010
- The Rivals 2011
Michael Mann - Empire (in dev.)
- Death of a Dissident (in dev.)
- Texas Killing Fields (in dev.)
Tilda Swinton - Gene to the Fourth (in dev.)
Harrison Ford - Crossing Over 2009
- Extraordinary Measures 2010
- Morning Glory 2010
- Indiana Jones 5 (in dev.)
Sam Mendes - Away We Go 2009
- Preacher (in dev.)
- Butcher's Crossing (in dev.)
- Middlemarch (in dev.)
- Lost in Austen (in dev.)
- Netherlands (in dev.)
Mike Nichols - High and Low (in dev.)
- Deep Water (in dev.)
Natalie Portman - Brothers 2009
- Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 2009
- Hesher 2010
- Your Highness 2010
- Black Swan 2010
- Thor 2011
Kristin Scott Thomas - Nowhere Boy 2009
Steven Soderbergh - Night Train 2010
- The Prince of Providence 2011
- Cleo 2011
Diane von Furstenberg - Just remember she supports a child rapist when you consider buying her clothes.
Salman Rushdie - Just remember he supports a child rapist when you consider buying his books.
Milan Kundera - Just remember he supports a child rapist when you consider buying his books.
Bernard-Henri Lévy - Philosopher, apparently his deep thoughts don't cover the ethics of raping children.
Woody Allen - No movies in production or pending
Jeremy Irons - No movies in production or pending

Full list link, here. Text fisked here.

FYI - Hollywood's Lame Defense of Roman Polanski

Below are some names of people who have verbally supported Polanski - more will come as I find them.
Whoopi Goldberg - On The View
Debra Winger - at presentation of lifetime achievement award to Polanski in Switzerland
Lech Walesa - (former pres. of Poland)
Ethan Coen - Of The Coen Brothers (A Serious Man- 2009, Hail Ceaser - pre-prod. 2009, and True Grit - in dev.)
Patrick Goldstein - Entertainment Columnist for the LA Times
Kim Morgan - Huffington Post blogger
Joan Z. Shore - Co-founder, Women Overseas for Equality (I guess they don't need your donations)
Anne Applebaum - Washington Post Columnist
Jeff Wells -HollywoodElsewhere blogger
Glenn Kenny - Film writer and Premiere mag. film critic
Robert Harris - Author
Jeff Berg - Polanski's agent
Mike Medavoy - Producer (Colter's Run-in dev., The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag-in dev., Mile Zero-in dev., The Last Voyage of Demeter-in dev., The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa-in dev., RoboCop-in dev., The Long Road Home-in dev., The Soundman-in dev., Playing for Pizza-in dev., Stepmonster-in dev., The Heretic-in dev., The Brass Wall-in dev., Black Swan, 2010-pre-prod., Shutter Island, 2010-post-prod., Shanghai 2010, The Wildest Dream, 2010)
John Farr - writer & Huffington Post blogger
Patricia Arquette - TV Show Medium; (Movies: Untitled 12-Year Richard Linklater Project - 2013-post-prod., A Single Woman 2009)
Lisa Kudrow - (Dirty Girl 2009, Easy A - 2010, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 2009, Bandslam 2009, Paper Man 2009, Hotel for Dogs 2009, Powder Blue 2009)
Jillian Michaels - trainer for Biggest Loser

Sources: Here A. Here B. Here C. Here D.

Chicago Safe At Last?

Chicago is Olympic-free and Obama has expended precious political capital campaigning for it.


(Yes, I know terribly petty but well.... BWAHAHAHA)

This is amusing. Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn't Get the Olympics (From an email sent to the editor of National Review)
An e-mail:

10. Dead people can't vote at IOC meetings

9. Obama distracted by 25 min meeting with Gen. McChrystal

8. Who cares if Obama couldn't talk the IOC into Chicago? He'll be able to talk Iran out of nukes.

7. The impediment is Israel still building settlements.

6. Obviously no president would have been able to acomplish it.

5. We've been quite clear and said all along that we didn't want the Olympics.

4. This isn't about the number of Olympics "lost", it's about the number of Olympics "saved" or "created".

3. Clearly not enough wise Latina judges on the committee

2. Because the IOC is racist.

1. It's George Bush's fault.

Yes, OUT. CNN simply can not believe Obama didn't walk on water either.

Distracted By Shiny Objects

May not get to my Daily Round-Ups today. Distracted. I may wait for this evenings bad news dump.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Really Inconvenient Truths

Want to know why Cap and Trade is an environmental disaster, then read my husband's book

Below is a video clip about the ethanol chapter

Below is a general video about the book

And here is a link to the google book online access

Political Corruption Daily Round-Up

So it has come to this. My Corruption Daily Round-Up has gotten so big, I must break it into smaller segments.

Exposing Obama’s Tax-Pledge Sham

Dem Calls Health Care Crisis ‘Holocaust’ With Video! As I said before, I do not want to see this man forced to apologize, I want to see him keep making the democrats look bad. And now thanks to Pelosi, the democrats continue to look boorish - Pelosi: No Grayson apology needed.
Pork Report From Yesterday. I'm not necessarily opposed to all pork, just not this much pork in a recession for crying out loud. Today's Pork Report: October 1, 2009

IDs For Everything–Except Government Benefits

Hypocrisy Alert: Shea-Porter was removed from Bush town hall by two police officers

I'm gonna keep banging on this drum because it is just so dreadful, Wolf vs. Holder And U.S. panel chides Holder in Panther probe.

'Fingers Crossed for Rio'

Freaky-deaky Edwards love child scandal even freaky-deakier than thought Another two-fer, gotta love it when politicians are "efficient".

From a Zelaya Backer, an Admission That Honduras Got It Right. Now will Obama admit that Honduras got it right and he was wrong?

Obama's foreign policy is abysmal. The Ambivalent One

Yadda, yadda, yadda. We've Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years. And it hasn't done a damn bit of good either. All I have to say is rubble doesn't make trouble.

Democrats Win Lobbyists but Lose Basic Reforms Obamacare is a lobbyists wet dream - all those mandates they can squeeze themselves into. Ugh!

Surrendering U.S. Sovereignty at G-20 Summit - Britain surrendered its sovereignty to the EU and now half their laws are made in another country. No Thank You.

U.S. senators vote to encourage healthy behavior. This "encouragement" will look a lot like socialism in about two minutes.

Key Dems confident card-check will pass. Another two-fer, wow, this is a busy day. Politicians giving Big Labor everything it wants.

House Leaders Trying to Give All Democrats a Say. In this instance, giving all democrats "a say" - especially Rangel - actually means giving all democrats pork bribes so they will fall in line. Until 2010 that is when furious voters have their "say".

I wonder why? Obama's deputy national security adviser resigns

Going Medieval On Polanski

During the Middle Ages, in England, if a serf escaped from feudalism into a city and was established there for one year without being caught, he got his freedom.

Presumably this makes Liberals positively medieval in their support of Roman Polanski.

Double Video

Austan Goolsbee is funniest "celebrity" in DC - at least he's an equal-opportunity mocker.

And The Nanny of The Month (from Reason - those wacky libertarians)

I Am The Man In The Yellow Hat

My son's name gives him an intense affinity to Curius George so this interview is charming beyond all measure.

Our Interview with the Man in the Yellow Hat

Moore Oblivious Than Most

Millionaire Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Capitalism Did Nothing For Me’

This from a multi-millionaire man who proclaimed communism won.

Moore thinks that's a good thing. The stunning silence of the audience pretty much says it all.

He makes millions and then invests in big corporate stocks including allegations of investing in Halliburton. (By the way, he's not giving his riches to the poor as he often implies). The man is a sad sack of hypocrisy and oblivious narcissistic delusion. This is a man so megalomaniac that he makes faux documentaries staring himself as the "hero". Micheal Moore's principle talent is nothing more than an over-abundance of smug.

In fact, Moore's hypocrisy is so vast it even has its own website - MooreWatch.

In Economic Woes 10-01 Updated

New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 551,000. How's that stimulus workin' for ya?

Another Fiscal Year Older and $1.65 Trillion Deeper In Debt

The End of FY 2009, A Scorecard

Obama’s not-so-secret plan to raise taxes Because raising taxes in a recession is just so darn smart.

Krugman on Obama's Deficits: Blame Reagan! As Instapundit likes to say, our country is in the best of hands.

47% Will Pay $0 Income Tax in 2009. So it's 50-50 whether you will pay or not. The odds won't be so good next fiscal year.

Success No Matter What. Stossel's right, that's exactly how they will try to spin it.

Jobless benefits extension hits snag in Senate. That's not good for at least 10% of American Voters.

Social Security: The Train Wreck Is at the Station. Brought to you by the folks who created the POR (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) economy. Don't worry Obama will throw it under the bus with the rest of us.

“Too Big To Fail” Is Becoming Obama’s Policy

Update on our government’s deteriorating solvency

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 10-01 Updated

Health bill survives attacks _ vote by week's end? Gosh I hope not. Call your Senators and tell them to vote no on Obamacare or you'll vote NO in 2010!

Does High-Tech Medicine Mean Higher Health Care Costs? A new report finds that medical innovation boosts life expectancy, but doesn't cost more.

U.S. senators vote to encourage healthy behavior

Ann Althouse is NOT happy with Congress and Obamacare.

A Statistical Analysis of Maritime Unemployment Rates, 1946-1948. Just Kidding, More Liberal Lies About National Healthcare! (This article is the sixth in a series. Click here for part one and part two, part three, part four and part five.)

How the U.S. Government Rations Health Care. The agency that would likely run the 'public option' was slow to pay for implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Obamacare -- faster inflation, worse care. More government is not an elixir for our ills.

American Association of Ridiculous Pandering Maybe the AARP's "support" for Obamacare is just a way to inflame Seniors against it? HA!

In Senate, Liberals Look to Escape Hatch from Obamacare. It's a job-preservation thing.

I wish, I wish he meant wrap it in a shroud. Baucus hopes to wrap health bill Thursday.

Senators turn back ID requirement for immigrant healthcare. Thus making it easier for illegal immigrants to get "free" healthcare on the backs of US Taxpayers.

GOP Antiabortion Provision in Health Bill Defeated. Thus making possible for Pro-Life Taxpayers to be finacially complicit in murdering the unborn.

Corruption Daily Round-Up 10-01 Updated

EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Legal Memo Confirms Depths of Troubles. AND ACORN's Prophetic Lawyer

Is ACORN a Faith-Based Organization?

Did SEIU Throw ACORN Under the Bus? A two-fer!

Vegas judge binds ACORN, former employee for trial

ACORN’s Working Family of Democratic Socialists

Why Did Bank of America Pay ACORN? No reason. Oh, and by the way, BofA's Lewis Set to Retire December 31

Acorn to Stand Trial in Nevada Case

Lawsuit shows ACORN is failing to grasp reality

ACORN slowly shuttering its doors, services in Florida

ACORN Avoiding Houston Politics in 2009

ACORN ‘Advisory’ Committee Has Huge Stake in Success of Group Well, their role model is the Congressional Ethics Committees.

Head of Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Expresses Regret for Controversial Incident. A little too late for my thinking.

Freaky-deaky Edwards love child scandal even freaky-deakier than thought Another two-fer, gotta love it when politicians are "efficient".

French government drops support for director Roman Polanski as he faces extradition to the U.S. over child sex charge. Gee, I wonder why? Did they finally read the full victim's testimony and that Polanski by pleading guilty agreed with that testimony?

Polanski Vs. Kazan: A Tale of Two Oscars

Pardon the Language Gotta love an op-ed that includes the phrase "batsh@t crazy".

Two Cold War Authors Implode Defending Polanski

Protecting Children--Not right or left, just right or wrong

Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood Has the Best Moral Compass. Really, Harvey?

Leftists and Conservatives Can Agree: Polanski Is a Child Rapist Who Should Face Justice. Kumbayah!

The Variable Value of Human Life. Contrasting coverage of a murdered abortion doctor and a murdered anti-abortion activist reveals much about media bias. It makes sense, really. If you don't believe in exactly what the Liberal Media tells you should believe in, then they think you probably deserve to die.

They Sure Don't Look Like Part of a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. But they oppose Obama's IOC bid so they must be an "angry mob" according to the MSM.

On Climate, Bad News Will Resume. Another two-fer! Junk science being touted by the New York Times!

Townhall coverage you won't get from the Mainstream Media (because they are too deep in the tank for Obama to admit not everyone agrees with him). VIDEO!

Good Example. Even NPR thinks Polanski is wrong. The National Review: Rushing To Defend Polanski

Horrible Warning. In Roman Polanski case, is it Hollywood vs. Middle America?

Cap-and-Trade Really Is Cap-and-Tax

Climate control debate heats up in the Senate I'd say the only place where we can find human activity causing warming is all the hot air coming out of Congress.

EPA moves to regulate smokestack greenhouse gases. And thus making life more expensive for all of us.

On Climate, Bad News Will Resume. Another two-fer! Junk science being touted by the New York Times!

Freedom From Foreign Oil. When the vast majority of our "foreign oil" comes from Canada, this is a pretty pathetic stick to beat us with. Natural gas is fine but if you are serious about wanting to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and want to be clean, then nuclear energy (like France!) is our best option. Coal is our second best and cheaper one.

U.S. Air Quality Continues to Improve. This has been well documented for years but try reading about it in the MSM.

Leftist foundations work against coal miners

Did SEIU Throw ACORN Under the Bus? A two-fer!

SEIU’s Texas Roadshow: Will They ‘Kill’ Your Company?'

Here is an activist group doing the right thing - Candlelight vigil for 60 years of PRC

Right or Left, lying is corrupt. ALG Leveled a Serious Charge. Now it’s Time to Prove it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Celebrities Supporting Child Rape

Yes, we have a list of them now.

Yes, I know they think the defense of Roman Polanski is more "nuanced" but I am not a hair-splittin' gal. He raped a child. He admitted he raped a child. He pled guilty then fled before doing the time for his crime.

And yes, the victim wants the charges dropped. Although because she's sick of her life being dragged out and prolonged by Polanski's disgusting behavior and media focus than that she feels he's innocent. It's exhaustion that drives the victim rather than a belief that no crime took place.

There is now a list of the celebrities who support child rapists up on a website that feels it is being supportive rather than condemning these morally-empty souls. See for yourself who supports drugging and raping 13-year old girls here.

Who Drew The Short Straw at NASA?

How much would it suck to be stuck with a clown in space? This "billionaire clown" is the owner of Cirque du Soliel and he paid $35 million to wear a red clown nose in space. Can you just imagine how much "fun" the ISS is going to be while this joker is on board?

Alley oop! ISS mission sends Cirque founder into space

Billionaire Clown Heads for Space Station


Pa. woman tackles burglar who broke into her home

Police: Feces-covered nude man jumped into pool.

Archaeologists Dig Up Nero's Dining Room. Apparently it's a revolving restaurant and proof that civilization is always in a constant decline so enjoy the slide.

Here be Old Anglo-Saxon treasure!

Bangladesh awards farmer who killed 83,000 rats Rat curry for everyone. (I've eaten squirrel so get over it.)

Speaking of odd meals - Cops: Woman fried, ate goldfish amid fight with ex

Nation Demands Fresh Celebrity Meat

6 Naughty Things to do on Vacation Naughty or nice, at least you're on vacation. I miss my Vacation Nanny from FDR Pebbles.

Ice on Mars

507-Carat Diamond Found at South African Mine. I want, I want! I need, I need!

Stop the Tit for Tat

While there are days I'd rather be a horrible warning than a good example, most days I want to be the good example.

Conservatives should be the good example as much as humanly possible (although turning the other cheek does NOT mean getting slapped around).

So I do not like this - GOP Seeks to Punish Democratic Lawmaker for 'Die Quickly' Comment. Grayson is being a jerk. Let's his jerkiness sink him. Despite his outburst, Wilson apologized to Obama quickly and was a true conservative.

Tit for tat is for children. I'd like to see adults in Congress or do I have to come over there and vote you into a long, long time out?

Our Deepest Sympathy

Up to 200 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake which resulted in Small Tsunami Hits Japan After Samoa Quake

You can send help via MercyCorps here or Red Cross here.

A View of the TEA Party Protest From An Ex-Soviet

America Awakes: Reflections on 9/12 (Part II)What brought the tea partiers together was their love of freedom and individual liberty and need for action. And it was inspiring.

Part I is here.

Indirectly related to the above is this post titled "In Defense of Political Anger".

In Economic Woes 09-30 UPDATED

Making Bush Look Like a Piker

In tight times, Congress boosts its budget
Congress is on the verge of giving itself a bump in its annual budget — even as local governments, families and businesses across the country are tightening their belts in the worst recession in decades.

Under a House-Senate conference measure, approved by the House last week and poised for passage in the Senate on Wednesday, spending for the legislative branch will increase 5.8 percent this year, boosting Capitol Hill’s annual budget to $4.7 billion.

The measure includes a hodgepodge of new funding for lawmakers: a $500,000 pilot program for senators to send out postcards about their town hall meetings, $30,000 for receptions for foreign dignitaries and $4 million for consultants — with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) getting up to nine each and Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) getting up to three more.
I think we know why Congress's polls are so low. Only 16% Like The Job Congress Is Doing. After this report gets out, I wouldn't be surprised to see that number go into the single digits.

Ballooning Bureaucracy

Cap and Tax…And Tariffs!

Your Retirement or Our Political Agenda

Oh Goody! Greenspan Sees Growth Slowing as Stocks ‘Flatten Out’

Obama’s Paper Chase aka Obama's plan to trash the US economy some more.

Mr. Obama, Your Job Is More Jobs

Meyerson's Economists Mainly Live in His Mind and in the Pages of the NYT

Here's a smidge of good economic news - California's Almost-Flat Tax

PJTV Videos I like these clips

The Next Invasion: As Illegals Move Home, Cartel Warfare Comes to America. How Will Obama Respond?

Green/Ott/Whittle: MIA in Afghanistan, Obama Has No Strategy Since this is run by VodkaPundit Stephen Green, I'm also adding his blogpost, titled "The Manchurian President" where he details how Obama is really Karl Rove's creature.

Racism Revival: How to Be A 21st Century Bigot (Senatorial Primer Included) Sonja claims that it has been reported that there's never been a republican in the KKK which was formed by a democrat.

The California-Massachusetts Axis

(Originally posted by my husband on NRO-The Corner here.)
At 11:30 a.m. today, senators from California and Massachusetts emulated their state colleagues in the House, Representatives Waxman and Markey, by introducing the Boxer-Kerry cap-and-trade bill. This may be it, although it is ever-changing. It contains the same basic content as the House bill, but aims to be "stricter" (read: more expensive) by asking for 20 percent reductions in emissions by 2020, rather than the 17 percent demanded by the House. (As an aside: Look for forthcoming economic analyses from EPA, etc., that will somehow conclude this will be cheaper than the House bill).

Here's a quick summary from Greenwire of the main points and differences from the the House Bill. My comments are in italics.
Overall, the early draft of the Boxer-Kerry legislation includes four titles that take aim at greenhouse gas emissions across multiple economic sectors, as well as a "transition and adaptation" section aimed at helping the nation cope with the costs of a climate bill and the expected repercussions of global warming.

Note that the Bill explicitly recognizes that it has costs. The fact that they attempt to mitigate these costs through wealth redistribution doesn't alter that fact. The money has to come from somewhere, as this bill certainly isn't creating new wealth.

Both the early draft and the Boxer-Kerry bill due for release tomorrow will leave blank key information about how the senators intend to distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in emission allowances. Following the path of Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, those figures will come next month when Boxer releases a chairman's mark of the bill before an EPW Committee markup.

While this section is key to getting industries on board by buying them off, it isn't key to the overall costs (except in so far as it increases them by adding inefficiencies). As Peter Orszag has said, the overall costs are the overall costs regardless of whether permits are auctioned or given away.

To deal with economic uncertainties, the draft Boxer-Kerry plan would establish a strategic allowance reserve that allows U.S. EPA to sell credits into the carbon market via an auction in the event credit prices rise faster than expected.

This is a "safety valve" that admits that the entire cap-and-trade concept could be catastrophic for the economy.

The draft also mirrors the House on offset projects that allow industry an alternative compliance option to pay farmers and other landowners for environmentally friendly projects. Both the House-passed bill and this early Senate draft allow capped sources to collectively use emissions offsets to meet 2 billion tons of their obligations annually — divided evenly between domestic and international credits, with the amount of international credits allowed to increase if insufficient domestic offsets are available.

As the Breakthrough Institute has shown, even modest use of this provision could mean that domestic emissions don't decrease at all.

The early draft of the Boxer-Kerry bill heeds environmentalists' requests by removing a section of the House bill that would have restricted EPA's ability to enact climate change regulations.

Which means that we could have a double whammy of cap-and-trade plus the admitted disaster of EPA regulation. So much for the argument that we need cap-and-trade to save us from the zeal of the EPA.

Like the House bill, the Boxer-Kerry draft would provide emissions allowances to fund commercial deployment of carbon capture and sequestration, although it does not provide specifics. It also establishes performance standards for emissions of greenhouse gases from new coal-fired power plants.

As the environmentalists like to remind us, "clean coal" does not yet exist and there is no guarantee that it will be able to meet the requirements of the bill in practical fashion, despite the funding.

...There are also significant differences between the Senate draft and the House bill.

For example, Boxer and Kerry propose a different approach for oversight of the carbon market, which in the House bill is shared between FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, with FERC regulating the cash market for allowances and offsets and CFTC handling the derivatives market. The draft Senate plan, in contrast, would place the carbon markets under a single regulator — the brief carbon market section would have CFTC regulate both markets. It also broadly empowers the regulator to prevent manipulation of these markets and eliminate "excessive speculation" that adds to price volatility. Lawmakers are likely to seek more detailed provisions that place controls on these markets.

At least they appear to have recognized that they're setting up a subprime carbon market. The only problem is that strict regulation removes the incentives that trading is supposed to bring in the first place.

Elsewhere, the draft Boxer-Kerry bill does not include House-passed language that would bar EPA — for six years — from considering greenhouse gas emissions from so-called international indirect land-use changes when implementing the national biofuels mandate.

I haven't examined this directly, but this seems to imply that clearing away rainforest for biodiesel is fine by Boxer and Kerry.

The Senate draft also has a modest nuclear title, although pro-nuclear senators are likely to push for significant incentives in the final measure. The bill's nuclear title would steer money to the Energy Department for implementing programs to expand expertise in the nuclear field. Advocates of expanding U.S. nuclear power say there are not enough nuclear engineers and other experts to work on the hoped-for buildout of new reactors.

The nuclear title also has a section titled "Nuclear Waste Research and Development," but it is left blank, stating "to be supplied."

This title is so modest that it is clearly an afterthought.
The bill of course raises several questions. Here are a few, courtesy of Senator Inhofe.

There will be many more, of course.
- Sen. Boxer, in the bill’s findings, you laud the merits of nuclear power, and seem to suggest supporting measures to encourage its expansion. Yet the bill lacks several essential measures to make that happen. Why?

- Sen. Boxer, why does your bill include “climate change worker adjustment assistance”? Does this mean that your bill will cause workers to lose their jobs?

- Sen. Boxer, your bill allows the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, on top of your cap-and-trade mandate. How is this conducive to regulatory certainty? Does this conflict with your call for a “market-based” program? - Sen. Boxer, by providing “rebates” to electricity consumers, are you acknowledging that, as President Obama said, electricity prices will “necessarily skyrocket” because of your cap-and-trade bill?

- Sen. Boxer, how does the “rebate” program work? Does it mandate that local distribution companies cut checks to consumers? Would those checks completely offset electricity price increases for consumers? Or is that the local distribution companies could provide “rebates” through, say, energy efficiency programs?

- Sen. Boxer, your “price collar” is tied to a “strategic reserve fund,” in which a limited number of allowances could be issued at the collar (ceiling) price. This is not a true “safety valve.” David Montgomery with CRA International wrote that, “Without a true safety valve based on an open window and unlimited sales and purchases, there will continue to be significant risks that allowance prices will uncontrollably exceed the collar, in one direction or the other. The result will be a system in which price volatility increases the difficulty of long term investment planning, with the additional uncertainty of how legislation itself will change if a period of unexpectedly high (or low) prices occurs.” Why is he wrong?

-Senator Boxer, because this is a global issue, how does your draft ensure that other developing countries, such as China and India, will make binding emissions cuts that are as strict as those that are required for the United States under this Act?

Betcha It Goes #1 And Unreviewed

Sarah Palin has a book coming out this November and it is already #3 on Amazon.

But I betcha it will go unreviewed just like Levin's Liberty and Tyranny and my husband's book because it comes from a conservative source.

And again, I betcha like Mr. Levin's book, Mrs. Palin's will be #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list despite the snubbing.

You can ignore us but we are here. You can't stop the signal.

Sarah Palin, a Soon-to-Be Publishing Phenom

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 09-30 UPDATED

Another NEW low - Support for Health Care Plan Hits New Low The verb cratering comes to mind.

"Keep Government Off My Body" No, no, no. Do not to worry, Obamacare won't put the government on your body. And if you believe that.... Should Government Have E-Record of Every Woman Who’s Had an Abortion? Guess who's gonna answer yes.

Senate Committee Rejects Stronger Anti-Abortion Language in Health Care Bill

Top Liberal Agrees: Cost of Health Reform Could Wreck Economy

Fate of Government-Run Health Insurance May Rest in Obama's Hands

That's gonna hurt. Why Obama Bombed on Health Care. The public wasn't dumb enough to believe the public option would save money.

Public option fate in Obama's hands

Dishonesty, Intimidation, Hypocrisy and Medicare Advantage Read this and you'll see Newt is ANGRY.

Grayson: GOP wants 'you to die' - It's a sign they are losing when they have to say things like that.

Liberal Religious Leaders Lobby for Liberal Health Care What no cries of separation between Church and State?

Obama compared government-run healthcare to the Post Office. The post office would never do this. FedEx flies terminally ill girl home. The USPS can't do something like this because its a government-run bureaucracy. Fedex can because it is a private company. Do not imagine for one tiny second that Obamacare would ever allow this to happen.

Health-care reform and the Jews

N.Y. Health Care Workers Revolt Over H1N1 Vaccine. Saying They Should Be Given A Choice, Employees Rally In Albany, Around State, Chant "No Forced Shots!" Protesters Hold Signs That Read: "The State Doesn't Own My Body'" Under Obamacare the state will own your body.

Feds on H1N1: Sorry, We Don’t Have a Line-Item For That

Democrats See Health Care as Top Priority, Others Say Deficit Reduction

Krauthammer's Take on both Obamacare and EU's trend rightwards.

Big Labor’s Big Prize in Health Care “Reform”

Corruption Daily Round-Up 09-30 UPDATED

ACORN Plot Found, Oklahoma GOP Says

ACORN Founder Answers NRO's Questions NO video but they do post the Q&A transcript.

An Early ACORN Whistleblower: Karen Inman

Former ACORN worker details blackjack voter registration bonuses

FEMA Grant to ACORN is Offensive

Preliminary ACORN probe by end of October

Census Cut Ties With ACORN; It Should Cut Ties With SEIU, Too

The Final Crackdown. I dunno, you're gonna have to cut ACORN root and branch out of a lot of systems before its truly cleansed from our democracy. May I suggest purification by fire?

The Metamorphosis, In which our liberal author awakens one morning from uneasy dreams . . .

Is Obama Breaking the Law?

Senate Committee Rejects Stronger Anti-Abortion Language in Health Care Bill

Not Sufficient to Let Holder Investigate Holder. Sure, and let's have that fox investigate the recent hen house break-ins while we're at it. How dumb does Obama think the American people are?

Boxer pays off GE in climate bill. Hooray! A two-fer junk science AND political corruption.

Even Kinder, Gentler Enforcement Is Too Much. Actually any enforcement would be nice. And that's coming from the wife of an immigrant.

83% Say Congress Should Post Bills Online For All To Read Before Voting On Them. Congress is too scared to let their constituents know what they are up to, that's the path to losing elections for about 90% of them.

Does Obama Have a Republican Problem?

6 In Custody For Damage At Anti-Olympic Protest. Not all folks in Chicago want the Olympics - they are kind of a White Elephant - but is Obama listening? What's even sadder is that no one is intimidated by Obama's presence. Rivals unfazed by shadow of Obama in 2016 bid. This sort of thinking reveals to me a fairly corrupted ego. That this is a full bore press when America has so many more important issues and, if we win, we take away the opportunity for South America or Africa - neither of which have every hosted an Olympics. But the Obamas value meaningless and mean victories over actual effort. Michelle Obama arrives in Copenhagen for IOC vote Malkin's take - All the President's Olympic Cronies. And here is this piece titled "The President as Pitchman: It Isn't Pretty" No it is not.

The two-fer that is Obama's "safe school" czar aka promoter of sex with underaged children. Not that there's a liberal pattern or anything. Head of Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Expresses Regret for Controversial Incident

Has the liberal moment come and gone? Hopefully.

Democrats See Health Care as Top Priority, Others Say Deficit Reduction

When the Left losing Gore Vidal, they have a HUGE problem. Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’. The grand old man of letters Gore Vidal claims America is ‘rotting away’ — and don’t expect Barack Obama to save it

Maybe Congress would do better if they tried LISTENING to their VOTERS. Only 16% Like The Job Congress Is Doing

Big Labor’s Big Prize in Health Care “Reform”

A Whiff of Cronyism?

Out-Foxing The Times I am deeply enjoying how the Mainstream Media persist in believing they are necessary and important while continuously being scooped by bloggers and regular folks with video cameras. Bwahahaha!

Pittsburgh Protest Promoters

I wonder when Micheal Moore is going to realize he's a useless waste of skin? The Latest From Michael Moore: 'Rocky and Me'.

SHOCKER - Another Hollywood idiot. That Could Happen Here?

Some Signs of the Times. How to distill the news.

What's wrong with you people? Huffington Post is defending Polanski?!?

And this, Applebaum blames the victim for the rape

Hollywood Self-Implodes over Polanski

Like Woody Allen is gonna give good advice on this subject.

Roman Polanski: backlash as Whoopi Goldberg says director didn't commit 'rape-rape'

Plus, And some people still think that Hollywood represents mainstream values...

The Polanski Double Standard
This defence of a child rapist is repulsive and wrong. To defend an admitted child rapist is to approve of raping children. For shame. You are disgusting.

And just to throw into the mix, the two-fer that is Obama's "safe school" czar aka promoter of sex with underaged children. Not that there's a liberal pattern or anything. Head of Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Expresses Regret for Controversial Incident

Obama Cap-and-Trade Scheme: What do “necessarily skyrocket” and “bankrupt” mean? Full disclosure, Mr. Horner works at my husband's think tank, CEI.

Boxer pays off GE in climate bill. Hooray! A two-fer junk science AND political corruption.

"A hoax and a Ponzi scheme." Well I could have told you that.

Seeing Red On Cap And Trade

Truth About Solar in "Cap and Trade"

Alexander: Kerry-Boxer Bill Just 'Fancy, Complicated Words'

Cap and Tax…And Tariffs!

Senate Democrats Push Forward With Climate Bill Despite Full Plate

Surrendering U.S. Sovereignty at G-20 Summit

Brown loses his cool: PM's fightback backfires as he tries to storm out of TV interview. Oh yes, Labour is going down.

Sarkozy Sees Obama As Incredibly Naive & Grossly Egotistical This is what happens when you coddle our enemies and offend our allies.

Krauthammer's Take on both Obamacare and EU's trend rightwards.

Looks like Starbucks is gonna lose some customers. New Starbucks commercial goofs on townhall protesters Luckily their hipster douchbag with laptop customer base will remain unaffected.

Liberal Religious Leaders Lobby for Liberal Health Care What no cries of separation between Church and State?

State to mom: Stop baby-sitting neighbors' kids. A few days ago a report came out in socialist Britain about anti-babysitting state, now its here. Ugh!

Rubio vs. the RINOs Will Rubio be able to ride the wave of anti-corruption TEA Partiers?

An Affront to Remember A NYC landmark celebrating Chinese Communism - I think I just threw up. Don't despair, all New Yorkers are not so corrupt, help these folks with their Die-in protest of Chinese Communist oppression.

Myth of the underpaid public employee But if we all got government jobs who'd pay the taxes to support the government jobs?

Success No Matter What. Exploring how the administration will tell us the economy is just great no matter what the economic indicators say.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What A Great Song

Via Instapundit.

Songs for Gordon Brown

My husband's post over at Conservative Home. Read the comments.

Good wholesome fun.

PJTV Videos

The amazing Sonja Schmidt Racism Revival: How to Be A 21st Century Bigot

Hair of the Dog: Putin the Plumber, Clinton's Leaky Diplomacy and the Other Clinton's New Nuke News. I heart VodkaPundit

Oppose Obamacare And There Will Be Blood

That's what Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy is saying in Rhode Island. Kennedy warns health-care debate could turn violent.

What nonsense! First of all, if there is any violence, it will be from the Left.

Second of all, what a pathetic attempt at scaremongering. He made this statement at a controlled AARP meeting for crying out loud.
Drawing on his family’s violent past, the Democratic congressman told roughly 75 people gathered at a private health-care forum Saturday morning that opponents of Democrat-backed health-care legislation had gone too far. He cited, as an example, 10,000 signs distributed at a recent Washington protest that read, “Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy.”
Wow! What a terrible and frightening example of the violent right, especially compared to the tens of thousands of "Kill Bush" signs and hanging-Bush-in-effigy sticks the Left have carried for eight years.

Here, here, here, here, here, and here.

It's sad really.

Calling All Hipster Douchbags

PETA is running a contest where you can win a "vegan guitar strap".

You know, if I saw anyone sporting a guitar that had a "vegan" strap at a party, I think I'd pull a John Belushi. And I bet I could get away with it, meat eaters are way stronger than vegans.

Well, it's all debatable but I am still calling all entrants to this sweepstakes hipster douchbags.

Big Business vs. Big Government

What baffles me is how the Left Liberals seem to believe there is a difference between big business and big government.

There is but not how they think.

All human endeavors, profit or nonprofit, are nothing more than collections of human beings.

And because no one is infallible, people make mistakes. Judgements are in error. Temptations and egos abound.

All businesses (large and small) and all governments (town, state, federal) are people. Period. Both have to follow The Law. And in our US capitalist democracy, both have to answer to voters/consumers.

So in this respect big government and big business are the same.

The differences like in two details. First if a company makes a bad product, consumers can freely choose to reject it and the company must either fix the product, kill the product or risk going out of business. A government makes a bad policy/law, voters are stuck with that bad policy for years if not forever. There are very few options or choices.

The second difference is that all business workers whether a janitor or CEO still has to answer to a boss who can fire her or him fairly quickly if they fail to do their job. A government worker or bureaucrat basically has a job for life and a fiefdom to protect. They do not have to worry about answering to a boss on quite the same level as a private sector worker.

These are important distinctions.

Because if you do not like your health insurance, you can find a better one but once the government takes over the business of health insurance, your choice will disappear. A private health insurance business must supply its customers with the service they need. A government health insurance bureaucracy is answerable to no one.

Just look at Medicare and Medicaid. While many people have reasonable experiences that are equivalent to private healthcare insurance, many more have miserable experiences. Fraud and waste are endemic because there are no shareholders to answer to.

And voters don't get to vote bureaucrats.

Why the Left Liberals believe that a big government is "better" than a big business reveals a stunning ignorance of reality at best and a wilful belief in the failure that is socialism at worst.

TEA Party Update

America Awakes: Reflections on 9/12 - The Taxpayers' March on Washington as seen through the eyes of an ex-Soviet immigrant.

This is a lovely and enthusiastic post with links to pictures.

Will Dodd Ever Get The Trouble He Deserves?

Countrywide Destroyed Tapes with Public Officials Discussing Mortgages
"And by the way, it's been 464 days since Dodd promised to release his mortgage documents with Countrywide."

Rapist On The Run

Salon gets it right about Roman.

Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child.

He pled guilty to a truly horrific act. By pleading guilty, he got to skip a trial and go straight to a prison sentence. But Polanki decided he didn't want to do the prison time and fled the country. He accepted his guilt for RAPING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL but decided he shouldn't have to go to prison after all.

Now he's caught and somehow he thinks HE is the victim?

He broke the law by raping a child. He admitted he raped a child. That admission earned him a prison stint but he ran off before serving his time for a crime he admitted doing. An awful crime.

Now he's caught and now he has to pay. ANYONE who thinks otherwise has the morals of a child-rapist.

Obama's Education Speech Sweepstakes?

I Am What I Learn Sweepstakes from the US Department of Education.
On September 8th, the president challenged students like you to take advantage of your education and imagine greater possibilities in your life.

Create a video about why education is important to fulfilling your dreams and the steps you will take to make your dream a reality.

Be honest! Be Creative! Inspire Us!

Did ACORN Get Frankin Elected?

That's a heck of an accusation that Katherine Kersten explores in this article titled, "Worst trouble with ACORN is at the polls. Nationally, its voter registration is often fraudulent. So what about here?"
But ACORN does have a special place in its heart for at least one prominent Minnesota politician. Last year, it showered praise on Al Franken, endorsing his run for the U.S. Senate. Franken returned the esteem: "I'm thrilled and honored to receive this endorsement," he gushed in a press release. He added that he was "more motivated than ever to work with ACORN."
Here in Minnesota, ACORN has boasted of playing a major role in the 2008 elections. It claims to have registered 43,000 new voters, which it describes as 75 percent of the state's new registrations. Franken's margin of victory in the Senate race was razor-thin: 312 votes out of about 3 million cast. And Minnesota's laws on proof of voter eligibility are notoriously loose. Did ACORN folks pull some fast ones to help get their favorite son Franken elected -- a win that handed Democrats the 60-vote, veto-proof majority that they needed to enact their liberal agenda?

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie assures us that Minnesota's system of voter verification protects electoral integrity.

But here's an uncomfortable fact: Ritchie himself was endorsed by the now-notorious ACORN and elected with its help.
Ummm, that's not good.

Andy Williams accuses Barack Obama

Andy Williams accuses Barack Obama of following Marxist theory Looks like Moon River is gonna flood.

Or as Mark Steyn put it over at NRO-The Corner
Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man
I meant to mention this yesterday, but it's so good it should be the Headline of the Week. When in the course of human history have these three seminal figures ever combined in one headline?

Andy Williams Accuses Barack Obama Of Following Marxist Theory

I believe we have our man for 2012. At the campaign launch, the crowd, like Moon River, will be wider than a mile. Who needs Rock The Vote when you've got Croon The Vote With Full Supporting Orchestra?