March, 2009

National socialism works pretty well for some

imageForced national socialism worked pretty well for Hermann Goering, next in line to Adolf Hitler, during the life of the Third Reich.  (Left: Shots of his palatial home - ‘Carinhall’ - in its heyday as Goering’s retreat from his taxing duties in Berlin and abroad.)

Interestingly, Amb. Jos. P. Kennedy and many in Chamberlain’s cabinet felt they could do business with such a moderate Nazi as Goering, who both demonstrated and pursued such liberal tastes and mores as participating in the 1923 Munich putsch with Hitler, where he was severely wounded; serving as the Minister President of Prussia; directing the Prussian State Police; assisting in the formation of the Gestapo; aiding in the assembly of documents asserting the guilt of the SA and participating in gathering names for the hit lists for the Night of the Long Knives; ordering Himmler and Heydrich to undertake the Final Solution; picking up a considerable addiction for morphine and percodan due to the number of and the intensity of his duties; designing his own and wide array of uniforms, from pure white and sky blue, to deep blue, with the brilliant trappings and its many medals of his own construction, as head of the Luftwaffe; as an avid deer hunter;  and dressing up as a Roman emperor in white and deep purple togas, sporting laurel wreaths, while wearing rouge and a strong cologne of his own mixture while entertaining visiting heads of state, ambassadors, and roving dignitaries while serving as host during many lavish parties at his home.

By John Burtis - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Running of the Bull: U.S. “Green Jobs” Rhetoric Runs Smack Dab Into Hard Lessons From Spain

WASHINGTON, DC—As evidence continues to mount of the potential for a “green jobs”-focused recovery plan to raise energy prices here at home and cost American workers their real jobs in the process, a new study released this week in Spain found that for every “green job” created by the Spanish government over the past decade, 2.2 other jobs were killed as a result.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Taking a Bite Out of Crime!

Satire -
Having spent tens of thousands of dollars over the years for dental care, I have reached the point where I am ready to protest by shouting, Enough is Enough!

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

My 2009 MLB Predictions

In 2006, I was the subject of derision when I predicted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays would win that year’s World Series.  Much of it was deserved as the team had the worst record in Major League Baseball that season losing 101 games.

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

California’s Busiest Shopping Day:  April Fool’s Eve!

Confirming that liberals have no sense of irony, April Fool’s Day this year will be commemorated with a new slew of confiscatory taxes assembled by the imbeciles in Sacramento who cannot grasp the most rudimentary economic principles.  On April 1st, Californians will be sentenced to higher sales, personal income taxes and vehicle taxes.

Mexican Border Crisis:  The Barbarians are at the gate

In 2006, I conducted a three-part interview with former US Border Patrol Supervisor David J Stoddard.  For 27 years, David served in Calexico, California, Vermont, Yuma, Tucson Sector Headquarters and Naco, Arizona and worked in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other locations.  He also provided testimony about immigration reform to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims in 1999 and a Congressional subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources in 2002.

By Sher Zieve - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Obama: Buyer’s Remorse

The Economist is a weekly magazine whose headquarters is London and which is widely respected for its global coverage of political, social and, of course, business news. It also has a relentlessly liberal outlook which is to be expected given Great Britain’s nanny state mentality.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Just when you don’t need it most…the debut of Uncle SAMHSA.gov

Uncle SAM-HSA Wants YouIf you are one of those unruly citizens who dares to be anxious or depressed about the dictatorial ObamaNation, Uncle SAMHSA.gov is here to look after you.

In the old days it was just Uncle Sam, who is now passe.  Uncle SAMHSA.gov (The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) is more tragically hip.

While President Barack Obama, his cast of 500-plus, his decoy aircraft and Teleprompter were getting ready to leave for London’s G20 summit, Uncle SAMHSA.gov was born.

SAMHSA.gov went online after midnight on Monday, the same day that Obama sent GM CEO Rick Wagoner packing.  But there is no connection and if you think that there is,  you must be paranoid and a conspiracy theorist.

Uncle SAMHSA.gov can be described in short by the summation that if you do not agree with all of the things President Barack Hussein Obama is doing to your country, then you must be flat out crazy.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

GM 25 Billion Wasted

In December 2008, many Americans were immediately critical of the idea of bailing out General Motors(GM). Their initial proposal asking for $18 billion of taxpayer funds to bailout a company whose total assets optimistically could only be valued at $38 billion and additionally suffering a crushing debt burden of $66 billion defied common business sense. Now those who were susceptive to only labor interest groups and made these faulty decisions should be held accountable to the American public for wasting $25 billion.

By Dr. Tony Magana - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Rick Wagoner, You’re Fired!

At President Barack Obama’s behest General Motor’s CEO, Rick Wagoner, tendered a surprise resignation. Wagoner resigned after 31 years with GM. However, in the mainstream media, and among the larger Internet news agencies, it is being suggested that this was not a voluntary resignation. The U.S. Government, under the direction of President Barack Obama, forced out Wagoner as CEO of General Motors. His crime? Failure to return GM to profitability. The deal? Resign as a condition for General Motors to receive more bailout money from the federal government. It’s like signing a pact with the devil.

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

America: Talking Green but Leaving a Trail of Red

Even if every word about global warming were the immutable gospel truth and even if we never cut down another tree the trail America is leaving behind is conspicuously a brilliant red.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

40 of 100 Endangered Caribou Shot, No End to Hunt in Sight

Over the past several days approximately 45 Quebec Innu hunters have been in Labrador hunting caribou from the endangered Joir River herd. Before the hunt began the herd was estimated at a mere 100 remaining animals. Since entering the area wildlife officials estimate the hunters have killed 40 of those animals and are continuing in their hunt.

By Myles Higgins - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Seven Myths About Green Jobs

- Andrew P. Morriss, William T. Bogart, Andrew Dorchak, and Roger E. Meiners
The full paper is available here.

Overview

An aggressive push for a green economy is well underway in the United States. Policymakers now routinely assert that “green jobs” can simultaneously improve environmental quality and reduce unemployment. Our team of researchers from universities around the nation surveyed four often-cited reports (the “literature”) that were sponsored by interest groups, industry associations, and international NGOs.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story