Friday, March 7, 2008

Oil Bubble

One of my listeners brought up the idea of an oil price bubble much like the housing bubble. I, being the smart person that I am, pretty much dismissed it. I am a dweeb. Via Environmental Republican.

The flood of speculative investment into oil markets is inflating a price bubble that could pop and send crude prices sharply lower if U.S. petroleum demand continues to slump, analysts warned yesterday.

Tip to Instapundit

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Look ... It's Man Bear Pig!

Our global warming moment of the morning comes via Hotair. God Bless them. The LA Times ran a story on how the Greenanator in Caleefoneeia preaches global warming awareness ... BUT ... he doesn't practice it.

The governor's Gulfstream jet does nearly as much damage to the environment in one hour as a small car does in a year, according to figures compiled by the Helium Report, an online publication for buyers of luxury items.Administration officials say Schwarzenegger is well aware of this and makes amends by purchasing pollution credits for the carbon dioxide his jet releases. The credits fund efforts worldwide to reduce greenhouse gases, such as projects that harness energy from wind, landfill gas and farm waste, although they don't eliminate the pollution from Schwarzenegger's plane. Flying the Gulfstream and other jets the governor uses costs as much as $10,000 an hour. Some conservationists say Schwarzenegger is essentially attempting to buy a clean conscience with the carbon offsets, which cost about $43 an hour.

The Hotair ... points us to this video by the US Chamber Of Commerce.

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Republcians 25 - Dems 3.7

My guess is ... it's only going to get worse as Obama and Clinton slug it out.

The Democratic National Committee ended 2007 nearly flat broke, with cash of $2.9 million and debts of $2.2 million. Since then it has raised some money, paid down debt and managed to put $3.7 million in its piggy bank. This compares, however, with $25 million that the Republican National Committee has in cash on hand, after having raised $97 million since the beginning of 2007.

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The War On Recruiters

Michelle Malkin has a great roundup on the war on Armed Forces recruiting stations. My guess is these folks will be protected too ... by the very people they are trying to harm.

Many observers wanted to shut out any possibility that yesterday’s bombing at the Times Square recruitment center was ideologically motivated. With the disclosure last night that House Democrats received a massive, anti-Iraq war screed and photo of the apparent perpetrator gloating about the destructive deed before it took place, only the blind, deaf, and dumb will persist in denying that this was a deliberate act of anti-military domestic terrorism.
Will any on the left and in the Democrat Party raise their voices–loudly and clearly–to condemn the ongoing,
militant anti-recruiter campaign?
Will they urge the Code Pinkos and their ilk to halt their
intimidation and obstruction efforts?

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Oink, Oink

Spending like drunkin Democrats is one of the reasons Republicans lost in '06. It apparently is also one of the reasons latte Republicans will not back McCain. One more reasons to throw the bums out ... oh ... and elect John McCain.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

This Morning's Rrecruiting Bombing.

Terror or Code Pink. So far, however, there are no suspects. More from Powereline.

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Too Big To Fail

I kinda figured eventually it would lead to this ... Somebody always figures out how to scam the system.

I have been told by brokers and banks that the owners have ceased paying their mortgages in some cases for nearly 2 years and have continued to occupy these homes. Now, these are homes in excess of $2,000,000 in the very best neighborhoods in South Florida. Brokers have added that these buyers further complicated things by putting huge home equity lines on top of their mortgages and now have no possibility of selling their homes for amounts needed to cover their accumulated debt.

Maybe after the government agrees to cover some of the principal they will be willing to leave.
Via Hot Air.

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Is That All There Is?

Not that I've ever heard that before ... BUT ... according to the Journal Of Sexual Medicine ... the shorter the sex the better. So I guess, had I heard that, it would have been a compliment. Ummm ... you can all stop laughing now. Please. Stop. No, really ... stop it.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fair And Balanced

Remember Obama's last victory speech ... 45 minutes of hope! Hey, no one is going to accuse Fox of not being fair and balanced ... especially Hillary! Side splitting fun!

And this coming on the same day Obama told reporters they were being duped by Hillary's "The media is too soft on poor Obama."

I think the guy has a glass jaw ... if he's smart ... he will start ignoring this stuff, answer the tough questions and get back to campaigning.

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Today's Chris Matthews Moment

OK ... look he's a Democrat and he's worried sick they will lose in November. Now that I've apologized for him ... here he is last night pleading with Hillary to bow out. The Democrat Party Channel indeed!

He went on after this to ask Howard Fineman ... "Isn't she hurting Obama?" Gee, Chris, she hopes so.

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Obama Wins Michigan!

Hey it was news to me and yet here it is on this morning's Today Show ... and no David Gregory did not challenge him ... he's the messiah!

OK, maybe 7am is a little early ... but come on ... the most hotly contested state and neither one of them can remember who won? Oh brother!

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McCain Stands Up To Democrats

This is from McCain's victory speech last night and will get little coverage. But all three show how he intends to take it to the Democrat party.

The first answers Obama's "I've always been right on the war in Iraq."

The second on free trade and job creation and McCain's vision of America

The last defines the Democrats as opportunists with nary a dime's worth of difference between the two.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hollywood For Obama

There's video on Hotair ... it shows how the West Wing is not only campaigning for Obama ... even better ... one of the show's writers actually worked with the Obama campaign in 2004 to shape the character ... and the hits just keep on coming.

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Update on Obama NAFTAgate

This from Instapundit ... He has the entire roundup ... asking Obama the tough questions on NAFTAgate? As Glenn says ... yeah but they waited until the night before the primaries ...

SAN ANTONIO It took many months and the mockery of "Saturday Night Live" to make it happen, but the lumbering beast that is the press corps finally roused itself from its slumber Monday and greeted Barack Obama with a menacing growl. Read more here.

As a frame of reference ... once again here's the Obama denial ... not good.

As I mentioned this last week ... cracks in the armor. I think folks are paying attention.

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Lufthansa Plane Tips

Woah there big fella! I am telling you I would have lost my lunch. Maybe decided to go Greyhound.

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So Much More

I just can't put up all the video I cut tonight ... more tomorrow on the air. Should be a great show! Night!

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Alan Colmes Smack Down

My favorite clip of the night actually. 

Remember when Sean Hannity pressed the Democrats in a Frank Luntz focus group to name a Barack Obama accomplishment. What followed were mostly blank stares. This time Alan Colmes turns the tables and puts the question to an 18 year old McCain supporter ... watch and witness what it means to be Republican, even at 18 ... ISSUES!

Just for some context .... here's that clip from a month ago on Hannity and Colmes when the question was put to Democrats.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Hillary On The Daily Show

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I think this clip pretty much sums up the appearance. For the most part John pandered, Hillary looked charming and was more than pleasant. Not much to speak of except of course the obligatory George Bush bashing and the audience applause. And Obama and Hillary think the press is tough on them. Oh brother.

At some point I know the Democrat Party will realize that George Bush is not running again but until then ... here's the obligatory shot from Hillary. Notice how John kinda cuts her off at the end.

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Washington Post

Yikes ... I forgot to point this out. I've made the big time. Sunday's Washington Post quotes my blog ... very nice. And one more time ... it was Ray Dunaway that tipped me off to the story after he did a quick scan of DU. I just did the digging.

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Iranian President Channels Democratic Party Leaders

Man, Rush is right ... Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sounds like he's reading right from the Democrat talking points. Americans are the problem ... they should get out ... everyone hates you. You can read more ... then watch.

Never mind that Iraq is a sovereign nation which will ultimately decide if we go or stay. What's more the Iraqis know that had we not stayed, and with greater force, it would have gotten a whole lot uglier there. My guess is the Iraqi government and most of its citizens are not anxious for us to leave just yet.

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Guns No ... Porn Yes

Jim Geraghty keeps digging up entertaining news on Senator Obama. How do people find this stuff?

Obama was also the sole present vote on a bill that easily passed the Senate that would require teaching respect for others in schools. He also voted present on a measure to prohibit sex-related shops from opening near schools or places of worship, which ultimately did not pass the Senate.

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Obama and The Canadians

OK ... it looks like an "informal" conversation did take place between Obama Economic advisor and the Canadian Consul in Chicago in which Austan Goolsbee (who?) allegedly told the Canadians all the anti NAFTA talk was just ... talk.

First denials, then the Obama campaign goes silent ... now Obama comes out today and says, hey, what did I know?
Hillary ain't gunna let go ... she shouldn't.

Now honestly ... from denial, to silent, to "I didn't know about it", to Goolsbee didn't say anything different from our position of wanting to change a few things. Actually he really did say he would scrap NAFTA but nothing is going to be changed anyway. The Senator knows that, he was pandering, he's a politician, nuff said.

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Video Is Back Up

OK ... still some kinks to work out of the system but we are back recording again. I will have some stuff later.

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Not A Muslim ... Well As Far As I Know

From Drudge. A lot will be made of this line from 60 Minutes, although I am not sure why. Sewing seeds of doubt perhaps. I think she's just covering her ... umm ... well you listen.

Meanwhile Senator Obama tries to assure us he is a Christian because he prays to Jesus. Actually I like this kinda talk. I do. I like to hear our leaders pray and understand there is a higher authority.

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Umm ... Maybe She Should Rethink This

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Hillary supporter is on with Shep Smith. Smith says isn't NAFTA a problem for Hillary? The Congresswoman says umm ... no, that's Obama putting that "noose" around her neck. Where's the outrage?

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Researcher In Chief

Oh man ... and the hits keep right on coming. Over the weekend Obama praised Jay Rockefeller for being right on the war from the beginning. I agree, he was ... just not the way Obama thought he was. Memo to Obama ... I hope you pick your WH staff better than your researchers. Read it all.

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Sex ... It's Everywhere!

I guess that's reason enough. Actually I thought the schools already taught "health". Really, I would prefer they do a better job with reading, geography and math (Find Somalia on a map please) but I can't understand why the Church objects to this. We really need to know more about the curriculum but better there than MySpace. An opt out provision?

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Two Year Old Found Wandering The Streets Of New London

Mom says ... gee last time I checked she was fine. Read more.

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Prison First ... Then We Will Deport You

A woman has been sentenced to 8 years in prison in Connecticut for killing a man in a drunk driving incident. But that's not the whole story. Read the whole thing here. All you need to know is after she serves her time .... "she will be deported." Deporting first might have been a good idea but then that's just me.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Count Every Vote ... Every Vote Counts Redux

Ok ... let me get this straight. The Democrats are the party of tolerance, the people's party, every vote must count. They don't look at a person's race or gender ... no its all about democracy. 

Top supporters of Senator Barack Obama, joined by at least one prominent Democrat yet to endorse a candidate, put pressure on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday to bow out of the presidential race unless she scores clear victories in the crucial big-state primary contests on Tuesday.

From the stage, the 73-year-old seemed to denigrate the importance of John McCain’s time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. In an interview with the Observer afterward, she suggested that Barack Obama benefits—and Clinton suffers—because Americans view racism more seriously than sexism.

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Republican Old White Guys

Redstate has a nice post concerning Howard Dean's now famous comment, " ... the Democratic field “looks like America,” while the all-white male Republican field “looks like the 1950s and talks like the 1850s.” Rather than give it away ... give it a read.

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How The Mighty Have Fallen

Our good friend John Hinderaker at Powerline has done a magnificent job of dissecting last week's 60 Minutes piece in which CBS bought into (willingly?) Jill Simpson's story concerning Karl Rove. She claimed that it was Rove who asked her to dig up compromising photos on former Alabama Governor Siegelman. Rove says (yesterday on Fox News) he has never even met her or talked to her. 

But what's key to John's piece is not so much what Simpson claims but the fact that even a cursory check of the story should have sent CBS running in the other direction. It did not because apparently they did not. Sometimes at CBS, stories are just too good to check out.

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What Is Wes Clark Thinking?

Surely he can't be serious. But yes he is and don't call him Shirley! This is via Powerline.

Still, I was shocked to learn that in a conference call with reporters earlier today, Clark argued that Hillary Clinton's experience as First Lady has better prepared her to be Commander in Chief than John McCain's "wrong kind" of military service.

First, McCain's edge when it comes to national security has so much more to do with his overall political experience and not just military. But the man was more than "just a fighter pilot." He is from a Navy family, and a graduate of the US Naval academy. He knows not just what it means to be in combat but what it means to lead into combat and to see family members march or sail off to war. Now let's combine that John McCain's experience in the Senate since 1986 and his work on the Armed Services Committee. General, paleaseeeee.

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Video On Line

Small problem with the equipment. Switched on Friday to ATT Uverse internet TV and dropped Comcast. Comcast was getting very expensive  and for the price of just TV i am now getting more channels plus high speed internet plus local phone. The service is much cheaper, more selection and because its still new ATT is anxious to please. So far very happy. BUT ...

1. It's all digital, so I need a converter box on every TV including my computer. OK, by the end of the year everyone will be digital so no biggy. I just convert sooner.

2. No automated channel lineup on the internet which I use to control my eyetv recordings on my Mac while away.

So the video is down this weekend folks. I am sorry but I hope with a few modifications we will be up and running by Wednesday at the latest with more selections. I will be investing in new equipment that will allow me to record two channels at the same time which will be great. I think it will all pay off in the end.

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The New American Soldier

Why Are U.S. Troops So Hard To Kill? This post comes via Instapundit. I took the time to read the whole thing and its quite good. Two key graphs:

Since late 2001, there have been .12 American combat deaths per division day in Afghanistan. During the Vietnam war, the average division lost 3.2 troops a day, which was similar to the losses suffered in Korea (1950-53). In Iraq, the losses have been .44 deaths per division per day. By comparison, during World War II the daily losses per American averaged (over 400-500 combat days) about twenty soldiers per day.

The numbers are encouraging. The mainstream media, when it has reported this, contends its just great field medicine. But Strategy Page says it so much more:

So by any measure, U.S. troops have learned how to avoid getting hit. The reasons are better equipment, tactics, weapons, leadership and training than in the past. With an all-volunteer force, the troops are smarter and more physically fit than in the past. Many of the life-saving innovations U.S. troops have come up with in the past seven years have not gotten much publicity. Good news doesn't sell, but in this case, it has definitely saved lives.

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