*** The President doesn’t care about Kentuckians
Following the largest National Guard mobilization in Kentucky history, involving the state’s entire Army National Guard plus some Air and Marines, hundreds of thousands of people are still without power five days after a massive ice storm ravaged the state.
I have one question. Where’s FEMA?
No, I have two questions. Here’s the second: where is the media, screaming that the President doesn’t care and has not sent federal help in the wake of a massive natural disaster?
Isn’t that what happened after Hurricane Katrina? Don’t they still talk about the uncaring and incompetent Bush administration that failed to help the suffering people of Louisiana and Mississippi? During the summer, by the way, when no one was in danger of freezing to death.
“With the length of this disaster and what we’re expecting to be a multi-day process here, we’re concerned about the lives and the safety of our people in their own homes,” Beshear said, “and we need the manpower in some of the rural areas to go door-to-door and do a door-to-door canvass … and make sure they’re OK.”Thousands of people were staying in motels and shelters, asked to leave their homes by authorities who said emergency teams in some areas were too strapped to reach everyone in need of food, water and warmth. The outages disabled water systems, and authorities warned it could be days or weeks before power was restored in the most remote spots. Yahoo News
Still no FEMA. Still no federal aid. Still the media doesn’t care. I guess natural disasters under Democratic presidents are local responsibilities.
The President doesn’t care if he turns a recession into a Depression. Can you say Smoot-Hawley? Can you say union payoff?
The Washington Post reports on a controversial provision in Obama’s stimulus package, one that could make the recession worse and affect the world’s economies. Similar to the Smoot-Hawley act that essentially helped create the Great Depression, this provision forbids the use of foreign iron and steel in any stimulus project.
Proponents of expanding the “Buy American” provisions enacted during the Great Depression, including steel and iron manufacturers and labor unions, argue that it is the only way to ensure that the stimulus creates jobs at home and not overseas.
Opponents, including some of the biggest blue-chip names in American industry, say it amounts to a declaration of war against free trade. That, they say, could spark retaliation from abroad against U.S. companies and exacerbate the global financial crisis. [snip]
The proposals are meant to regenerate heavy manufacturing jobs in the United States by forcing government contractors to use domestic materials and equipment, even if they are more expensive. Yet U.S. industrial giants including Caterpillar, General Electric and the domestic aerospace industry are emerging as strong opponents. [snip]
“Any student of history will tell you that one of the most significant mistakes of the 1930s is when the U.S. embraced protectionism,” Lane [government affairs director of Caterpillar] said. “It had a cascading effect that ground world trade almost to a halt, and turned a one-year recession into the Great Depression.”
Sources close to the issue say it appears a response is still being formulated. I’ll bet. There are no easy answers to this one.
Welcome to the real world, Mr. Obama, where actions have consequences. It’s not Just Words anymore.
*** The Obama administration is helping propagate the biggest fraud EVER in the history of science, and you will be paying the price for years to come
We have the interesting spectacle of politicians and Global Warming True Believers like Al Gore jockeying to get the most spectacularly outrageous headlines in the news, while real scientists are coming out in droves to disavow the AGW theory. Interesting.
Meanwhile, Obama’s new Climate Czar is a True Believer as well as a socialist.
Maybe that’s why Obama isn’t sending FEMA to help out in Kentucky – just think of the reduced carbon emissions from 600,000 people without power.
But what worries me most is that the credibility of science may never recover — and perhaps it shouldn’t. [emphasis added] Credibility has to be earned, and once it’s squandered may never be recovered. By now far too many scientists have knowingly colluded in an historic fraud, one that would put Bernie Madoff to shame. We are seeing political larceny here on a truly planetary scale.
Why should scientists who’ve gambled their own reputations on this fakery ever be trusted again? They shouldn’t. Would you entrust your life savings to Bernie Madoff? Right.
…It’s been flamingly obvious for years now that the hypothesis of human-caused global warming violates all the basic rules and safeguards that protect the integrity of normal, healthy science. That’s why AGW (anthropogenic global warming) looks like a massive fraud, the biggest fraud ever in the history of science.
If that’s true, anybody who cares about science should be outraged. Even if you don’t care about that ask yourself if you want your next medical exam to be honest. Or the next time you drive across a traffic bridge, do you want the engineering tests to be falsified? If scientific corruption becomes endemic, we risk losing one of the great jewels of our culture.
All in pursuit of power.