"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

News Digest - "Told You So" Edition

A new British study says what I have said for over 3 years: Electric cars produce more emissions than gasoline engines.  Am I a genius who knew what a multi-million dollar study using esteemed scientists discovered 3 years later?  No.  The same conclusion was reachable 3 years ago (as many did) and the media simply ignored it (as they will do their best to ignore this time around as well).


President Incompetent, errr, I mean Obama, met with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness yesterday.  When responding to issues relating to federal permitting for construction, he uttered the words: "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected." The Council, led by GE's Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter.

Again, I and others who said that two and a half years ago manage to look like geniuses.  Make that common sensical. 


President Obama explained to NBC News that the reason companies aren’t hiring is not because of his policies, it’s because the economy is so automated. … “There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers".

You would think that it is new innovations that are responsible for the 1.9 million jobs that have been lost since he took office.  Thousands of new regulations and uncertainty about taxes have nothing to do with lack of confidence that shows up in every poll, of course.

Told ya this guy was clueless about the economy!


Texas is defying the federal plans phasing out the 100-watt incandescant bulb.  The state legislature passed a bill that skirt federal ban on the 100-watt bulbs.  We can only hope Governor Perry signs the legislation.
Something has to set off the confrontation between the feds and the states.  It might as well be the incandescant bulb.  Who knows, one day we may be able to look back and say "this was what set off the independence movement of 21st century". 

I am willing to bet Perry has the cajones to do it.


ObamaCare waivers and the cronyism that it represents has been best summarized by Tim Carney:
"Congress imposes mandates on other entities, but gives bureaucrats the power to waive those mandates. To get such a waiver, you hire the people who used to administer or who helped craft the policies. So who’s the net winner? The politicians and bureaucrats who craft policies and wield power, because this combination of massive government power and wide bureaucratic discretion creates huge demand for revolving-door lobbyists. It’s another reason Obama’s legislative agenda, including bailouts, stimulus, ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, tobacco regulation, and more, necessarily fosters more corruption and cronyism."

This is a gangland style rogue regime's sickening games. 

Finally, Boeing Company will be heading to the NLRB’s kangaroo court in Seattle, Washington today to be prosecuted by an agency controlled by pro-union extremists. The outcome, as far as the NLRB hearing is concerned, is already a foregone conclusion. 

Some free society we live in!

1 comment:

TonyFernandez said...

It shouldn't be surprising. We don't pay the cost of pollution. The government has set up a perverse system where we don't have to pay for pollution and people don't get compensated for it. Crazy, I know. It all started because we thought allowing pollution was "for the common good."