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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

Quote of the day

From Ed Morrissey, regarding the left’s and right’s approach to energy:

…What we have is two different approaches in economic policy. The Democrats, and especially Barack Obama, believe in constricted supply and so want to regulate demand. Conservatives believe in boosting supply through open markets and deregulation rather than leaving resources in the ground, while encouraging the innovation that will bring the next era in energy production. The Right also wants to use nuclear power, which even Europe’s Left has managed to survive without getting a case of the vapors.

But it’s the difference between the politics of scarcity and the politics of abundance that most defines the two parties. It’s why the Democrats have been such pessimists about, well, everything, and why Republicans like Ronald Reagan have optimism about America’s economic future. It didn’t hurt that Reagan turned out to be correct as well as Right.

The left is all about the equal distribution of misery, bringing everyone down instead of bringing everyone up.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | economic ignorance, environuts, oil, quote of the day | 4 Comments

NASA nut: Put oil company execs on trial for fostering doubt about global “warming”

When he’s not busy cooking the books with false global “warming” data, James Hansen likes to pass his spare time being a though-police enviro-Nazi.  And the right is supposed to be the thought police?  From the Guardian:

James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

Exit question: if Big Oil execs are the perpetrators of such a “crime”, then wouldn’t 31,000+ scientists who use that crazy new-fangled contraption known as “science” be an awful lot of co-conspirators?

June 23, 2008 Posted by | environuts, global warming, shameful | 3 Comments

The MSM’s economic ignorance on unemployment

Brilliant analysis by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation:

The mainstream media dusted off its copy of Casablanca this week and offered its best imitation of Claude Rains to declare, ‘We’re shocked – shocked! Unemployment has increased 10 percent!’ Really? Well, it did increase from 5.0 percent in April to 5.5 percent in May, the month that offers scores of freshly minted high-school and college graduates seeking full-time employment. The media that pride themselves on understanding nuance are shocked that May unemployment has increased relative to April? However, there is more to unemployment numbers than the arrival of new grads – specifically, the 40 percent increase in the minimum wage – $5.15 per hour to $7.25 – that Congress passed in 2007. To minimize accountability for their actions, however, Congress delayed implementation until 2008. Businesses, being consumers of labor, responded to the increased cost just as consumers have responded to the increased price of gas – by reducing their consumption. In the case of the motorist, reduction means combining trips and shopping closer to home. For business, it is reduced payrolls and increased work loads for remaining employees.

Minimum wage is a payoff for unions.  It is not, nor will it ever be, a way to lift people out from poverty.  After all, the overwhelming majority of minimum wage earners are high school students, college students, or interns/trainees.  These workers are the ones who get shafted, because those that are lucky enough to NOT lose their jobs are having to pay more for everything.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | economic ignorance, media bias | 4 Comments

Kim Jong Il endorses Obama

Castro, Khaddafi, Hamas…now the NorKoms.  These coveted despot/terrorist endorsements just keep piling up!

June 23, 2008 Posted by | North Korea, Obama | 5 Comments