Saturday, February 05, 2011

Morgan Freeman Speaks the Truth About Black History Month

And race-relations in general.

I don't know why I hadn't heard this before yesterday when David Webb played it when he was subbing for Andrew Wilkow, because this clip is over two years old. But Morgan Freeman's comments on Black History Month (this month) are right on the money ... And their sheer brilliance left Mike Wallace sputtering and stammering:

This one short clip sums up race relations and the issue of race better than anything that has ever been said about the topic ,,,, and we all know a lot has been said about the topic.

Pure and simple, this country's obsession with race is, frankly, racist. What does the color of one's skin matter? Morgan Freeman wasn't about to let this obsession get in his way. Oprah Winfrey -- who once was heard to boast about the number of white people she had working for her -- a woman consumed with seeing things through the prism of her "black womanhood" excelled in spite of her obsession. The simple fact of the matter, as Morgan Freeman so plainly stated, is that we'd all be a hell of a lot better off if we saw ourselves as AMERICANS, not hyphenated-American whatever you want to call yourselves. This is a truth that was completely lost on liberal reporter Mike Wallace. It simply didn't compute. And that is the very problem.
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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wind Energy: Not Ready for Prime Time

You see literally dozens of these lined up all across Wyoming and Utah. They are popping up like mushrooms in Iowa and other places in the Midwest. The Once and Fallen Messiah touts them as the way he's going to bring the economy "back from the brink". One would presume that they would play a big part in his goal to generate 80% of our power from "green" sources. Given all this, it's too bad these things collapse in the face of a little cold weather:

The guy who posted this on his blog explains the phenonmenon: The fact that extreme cold stresses steel is scientific fact. And apparently 164 tons of stressed steel occasionally doesn't support itself very well. Additionally, the stresses of high winds can cause these monsters to blow apart. Some of the other hazards of wind turbines are detailed here in an article explaining that energy conservation efforts could actually save more energy than wind power generates. To top it all off, none of the multitude of articles detailing the problems with wind energy even talk about the cost of transporting these moronic devices. As someone who lives on Interstate 80 15 miles from a plant where these monsters are built, I can tell you that it takes a fleet of trucks and an armada of pilot vehicles to move just ONE of these eyesores to its final resting place.

Facts are facts and the facts are that "green" technology doesn't work. As Terry Brome pointed out in his blog post, when have you seen a coal or gas-fired power plant collapse under high wind speeds? And how many of these 1.5 megawatt turbines that sweeps two acres of vertical air space does it take to equal the output of ONE power plant? Why I'm glad you asked. It takes 750 1.5 megawatt wind turbines each sitting on a minimum one acre of space to produce the same amount of power as ONE modern coal-fired power plant.

When you actually examine the facts surrounding "green energy" sources, it becomes clear that the goal of the lefties (Barack Obama chief among them) is not to provide for our future energy needs with "green technology". It is to render our power grid a shell of it's former self and reduce our power-generating capacity to cut us down to size. Obama may be a dyed in the wool socialist brought up worshipping the communist Frank Marshall Davis and he may be a total buffoon as president but one thing he ain't is stupid. He has access to the same facts (even more) about the total impracticality of "green energy" as the average American does. To paraphrase the Once and Fallen Messiah, the plan is to cripple our ability to generate enough power to meet our needs causing the cost of generating power to "necessarily skyrocket", thereby knocking America down a couple notches on the world stage because it just isn't fair that we "have five percent of the world's population and consume 25% of the world's resources". "Spreading the wealth around" on a global scale is what it's all about here. But the average Joe would never believe that a president of the United States would actually set out to cripple our ability to produce enough power. Couple this fact with the righteous indignation hurled in the direction of anyone who voices the undeniable truth that this Marxist has a stated policy of contempt for America's status as the most prosperous nation on earth and what do you have? You have 75% of the American public blind to the fact that we are purposely diminishing our ability to produce enough power because the leftists want it that way.

Consider these facts:
  • We are sitting on THE LARGEST reserves of oil and natural gas in the world, yet Democrats consistently block every attempt to access our natural resources. China is furiously buying up oil leases while we are shutting down our oil exploration.  
  • Democrats also block every attempt to revive the nuclear power industry in this country even though nuclear power is one of the safest forms of power generation in the world. (Despite what the lefties will tell you, Three Mile Island was proof that nuclear safeguards on nuke power plants work, not the opposite.)
  •  Democrats consistently tout failed and failing "green" technologies as the way "to achieve energy independence" when the reverse is true: Tapping our tried, true and plentiful sources of energy is the way to achieve energy independence. Other forms of power generation will take shape when they are viable in the free market. Until then, we'll continue to have dangerous absurdities like collapsing wind turbine towers or simply absurd absurdities like the Government Motors "electric" car that runs on an electric motor powered by a battery charged by a four-cylinder gas motor.

What does this all mean? It means that Barack Obama and his merry band of leftists aren't just a gaggle of utter buffoons: They bave as their stated goal to diminish of America's status as a world power. After all (to paraphrase the ex-Messiah again) the people of Botswana and Namibia probably believe in Botswanan and Namibian exceptionalism as well. In other words, Barack doesn't believe that there is anything more exceptional about the United States than there is about any other country. Why should our power-generating capacity be any better than anyone else's? And why should we use more than the five percent of the world's resources our population deserves?

Want to end the decline in this country's power-generating capacity? End Barack Obama's (and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi's and the multitude of other leftists) ability to have any influence on our energy policy: Boot them out of office!

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Where's Algore When You Need Him?

As I write this, it's ten degrees outside with snow and 50 mile an hour winds. By morning we'll have upwards of a foot of snow on the ground that will be blowing around at 40-50 mph until midday. This winter has been the most brutal for the east coast with record snowfalls in New York City and FEET of snow in places like North Carolina and Georgia. Oklahoma's winter weather is nearly as brutal as it is in Iowa this winter and Oklahoma is 500 miles south of here. And this winter isn't nearly as bad out here in flyover country as LAST winter was.

Through all of this and everything we went through LAST winter, I can't help but wonder where Algore is. He's been strangely silent for the last couple of years and no one in the media -- not even Fox News -- has been able to get him to comment on this strange manifestation of "global warming". (Oh, excuse me, that's "global climate change" these days.)

Of course you have the lefty sycophants who echo the socialist party line that this extreme weather is proof positive that "climate change" is real. But anyone with a brain knows what a happy load of crap this is. Despite the lefty propaganda, there is actual scientific evidence that proves that the weather we are experiencing this winter is caused by events that are the exact OPPPOSITE of what the "global warming" lefties would have us believe. As difficult as this may be to understand, the sun -- which warms the earth -- is less active now and has been for the last few years. And -- SURPRISE -- an absence of activity on the surface of the sun manifests itself in cooler temperatures on earth.

Kind of funny how 35 years ago these same leftist nut cases were whining about the coming ice age. Their assertion back then was just the opposite -- that the dreaded gasses humans were generating as a result of their prosperity were going to shield us from the sun's rays and COOL the planet. Don't believe me: Look up Newsweek's 1975 cover about "The Coming Ice Age". Today the environazis are arguing the reverse of what they were arguing back when Algore was a pothead (who knows, maybe he still is). Which is it? I'd be eager to hear the former VP give a coherent answer to this one. But we all know how the lefty weasels are: These jackasses are entirely devoid of principle and will argue anything they think will help promote their anti-prosperity agenda.

The actual truth is this: These cycles have been happening since the dawn of time. It's just been in the last 50 years or so that folks like Algore have been trying to exploit them to advance their socialist agenda. It's time someone took the opportunity of winter of 2011 to find where he's hiding (probably in the palatial California mansion he purchased that will be underwater if his predictions about "climate change" come true), drag him out and ask him what he attributes Tulsa's unusual 18 inches of snow to.

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