By Deroy Murdock Fracking is friendly to protected species and mosquito-devouring bats. Williamsport, PA — A constant, mild hiss. That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum’s Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, PA. October’s quietude was totally unlike the cyclone of equipment, personnel and activity that had dominated […]
Archive for March, 2009
Since More’s Utopian vision is one full of peaceful images and not one of the totalitarian iron fist, do the words socialism and communism mean anything to the millennials? After all, once the wall fell in Eastern Europe, we thought the threat was gone. The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in case any millennial reading this doesn’t know), now Russia, was no longer a threat, and we defeated communism.
Don’t you know our top brass are pulling their hair out about now? How many, do you suppose, are lusting after retirement? How many are embarrassed to be serving under the boy Commander-in-Chief? How many are looking for the door to the Pentagon? Look. Let’s get this straight: Obama isn’t Alexander the Great! He may think of himself as Obama the Great! The man is not even a decent armchair general!
Obama came just short of demonstrating what a hostile corporate takeover looks like under his Marxist beliefs. He came short, because he put on a short one-act play creating the illusion GM is still a private company. Anyone with just a little common sense should now realize the government runs General Motors. Call it what it really is, Government Motors. The President of the United States forced a CEO out of his position, and nowhere in the Constitution did the forefathers provide such power.
Speaking as an old, veteran, broadcaster, I can tell you, I see the handwriting on the wall. Forget what the socialists in Congress are telling you as well as the press. The Socialists intend to pass a law that will force radio stations to get those conservatives talkers off the air, or lose their licenses to operate their stations… and, if I am correct, those stations licenses will be up for grabs. The truth is, as I see it, minorities filing for those licenses will get preferential treatment by the FCC and eventually be awarded those same licenses.
My friend, the internationally famed climatologist, Dr. S. Fred Singer, calls them “the CO2 wars.” It is the last ditch attempt by the Greens, under the aegis of the Obama administration, to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant and thus open the door to its regulation.
Singer says such regulation “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification.”
Christians must focus on Obama’s liberal social agenda. They need to continually point out to those living in the inner cities the dire effects that an ever-expanding welfare-nanny state will have on poor communities. Traditionalists and people of faith understand how religious beliefs encourage personal responsibility, as well as civic pride.
American citizens need, desperately, to listen and observe what is going on today in Washington, DC. Bailouts, nationalization of businesses, and US government take-overs of banks, and other financial institutions are the opening gambits of a socialist regime currently in power in our nation’s capital. We need to listen closely to what the Congress and the President are saying and doing and promising us.
Every year thousands of new business ventures end in failure. The philosophers of capitalism call it “creative destruction” because, for every failure there is a learning curve that leads to eventual success for those willing to evaluate what went wrong, change habits of management that led to failure, and avoid the previous mistakes.
2008 might set a record for the least number of sunspots recorded in a calendar year. In fact, it’s the first year on record that an entire month, August, came and went without one recorded sunspot. Sunspots are violent storms on the surface of the sun that help increase temperatures on Earth. Not surprisingly, this has been a cooler than normal year.
In America, we are currently witnessing a modern version of political idolatry with President Barack Obama, or as I like to call him, “Obama the messiah.” So gargantuan is this man’s ego and his insatiable lust for absolute power that in just two months the Obama administration is already projected to spend over the next 10 years more money than all 43 of his predecessors combined.
We have reached this nauseating time in our society as the result of a vast environmental movement, truly worldwide, that are masters of propaganda and possessed of the millions necessary to brainwash a lot of people into accepting an endless assault on all the advancements in science, engineering, and technology we accept as part of our everyday lives.
The choice and duty here is clear and the Republic needs its defenders now more than ever. Defeatism is already raising its ugly head among certain elements of the Right and the Republican party but such knee jerk, defeatist reactions accomplish nothing constructive and only serve to undermine the common sense conservative/ leave me alone movement. One can blindly acquiesce and surrender to the coming Liberal Nanny State or a campaign of sabotage can be launched before it gets off the ground.
The so-called Mandatory Youth Service Bill, or GIVE ACT, is nothing more than Obama’s troops ordering your children to go into training to become good little socialist boys and girls. For those of us who got an education even in the public education system in America… before the unions took over… the very thought of a mandatory youth service act, of any kind, sends shivers up our spines. We remember, all too well, the youth movements in Germany, especially the Hitler Youth and the Brownshirts.
The founders of this country intended to set up a government with very little power. They intended the government to have only the power the citizens allowed it to have. Almost instantly the power struggle began between those who wanted a strong central government and those who wanted strong states and a weak central government. After all, it was The States that created the Federal Government… as a utility of the states. Not the other way around. Look it up.
The Congress of the United States has officially in past years recognized America’s war, of 1861 to 1865, as the War Between the States. This tragic war claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of brothers, uncles and husbands. Though they were enemies on the battlefield, after the war, the men of blue and gray sponsored reunions at such places as Gettysburg. The soldier told war stories while the United States and Confederate flags flew briskly in the warm summer breeze.