Archive for June, 2009

I don’t mean to get in the way of the Michael Jackson coverage

Author: Rory B. Bellows

But the house is voting on not only Cap and Trade, but Card Check as well, today. Not that two laws which will ensure the detruction of capitalism and the American way of life are more important than the death of a child molestor.


Corzine is hopeless

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Another poll, this one by Strategic Vision shows Chris Christie with a commanding 51-39 lead over Jon the Taxer. I predict we won’t see much of Obama in the state, more likely lesser figures such as Joe Biden and a cabinet official or two, but they White House won’t risk any prestige over a sure loser like Jon Corzine.

Obama basically threw Corzine under the bus the other day when he said that the election would be decided on local issues and would not be any sort of referendum on his administration. Translation: Your own, buddy.

PA Dems don’t care for Speceter Either

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Arlen Specter switched party affiliation because he believed the Republican primary electorate in Pennsylvania did not fully appreciate his many years of medicore service. Sooooooooooooooooo, new polling shows he is a world of trouble against Democratic Congressmen Joe Sestak. His approval rating has dropped to 34% and only 40% of voters believe he deserves to be re-elected. He leads Sestak 33-13 in primary matchup but an astounding 48% of Democrats remain undecided.

The fact of the matter is that Specter is not viewed as trust worthy by EITHER party. His moderate positions are about as welcome in the Democrat Party as they are in the Republican Party.

The Emporer has no clothes

Author: Rory B. Bellows

While our congress debates this global warming nonsense this week it is important to note the developments in Australia. Apparently the Australian Senate wil reject its own version of a cap and trade scheme.

From the article:

“There is rising recognition that introduction of a carbon tax under the guise of “cap and trade” will be personally costly, economically disruptive to society and tend to shift classes of jobs offshore. Moreover, despite rising carbon dioxide concentrations, global warming seems to have taken a holiday….

With public perceptions changing so dramatically and quickly it is little wonder Ian Plimer’s latest book, Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science, has been received with such enthusiasm and is into its third print run in as many weeks. [It’s now up to the fifth printing.]

The public is receptive to an exposé of the many mythologies and false claims associated with anthropogenic global warming and are welcoming an authoritative description of planet Earth and its ever-changing climate in readable language.”

Ya think? I guess better late than never but it is astounding that this hysterical fog surrounding “global warming” has clouded the vision of so many normally clear thinking people. Of course it is going to be a huge tax on the population. That is the point. Make CO2 emissions more expensive to try and reduce their levels and you will save the environment! What do you think will happen when you tax CO2 emissions? Only marxists think producers actually pay these costs. Everyone else realize the cost of such legislation is actually born by consumers. Duh!

The pseudo-science on which the Algore’s of the world are trying to scare the public into accepting massive government intervention into the economy is also collapsing. Witness the review of the wonderful book, Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science by one of Australia’s leading global warming adovactes.:

Much of what we have read about climate change, [Plimer] argues, is rubbish, especially the computer modeling on which much current scientific opinion is based, which he describes as “primitive.”…

The Earth’s climate is driven by the receipt and redistribution of solar energy. Despite this crucial relationship, the sun tends to be brushed aside as the most important driver of climate. Calculations on supercomputers are primitive compared with the complex dynamism of the Earth’s climate and ignore the crucial relationship between climate and solar energy.

To reduce modern climate change to one variable, CO2, or a small proportion of one variable—human-induced CO2—is not science. To try to predict the future based on just one variable (CO2) in extraordinarily complex natural systems is folly.


Obama can now seize companies

Author: Rory B. Bellows

The supposed centerist who is a big believer in the free market system now has the power to seize companies deemed a systemic risk to the US economy.

Jay Webber will be new NJ GOP Chair

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Chris Christie will name freshmen Assemblymen Jay Webber as the new NJ GOP Chair. Webber is an authentic conservative voice and we applaud this selection. We also thank out going NJ GOP Chair Tom Wilson for his service.

Selecting Webber as NJ GOP Chair indicates that the LG selection will be an establishment moderate Republican, but having a true conservative voice heading the party for the next 4 years is more important than the symbolic pick of a running mate who has no real responsibility and will only be made to generate a day or two’s worth of headlines and buzz. It’s more important for New Jersey conservatives to have one of our as party chair who will do the work in the trenches to build the party back up. Webber is someone the grassroots can connect with and believe in. As Howard Dean proved for the dems on a national level, having a true believer as party chair is not the worst thing in the world and exciting your base is the first step in rebuilding a party.

Congrats to Chrisitie for an inspired pick.

I’m not sure Corzine has enough money to buy re-election

Author: Rory B. Bellows

The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Republican Chris Christie with a 50-40 lead on Jon the Taxer. Chrisitie is at the magical 50% mark in yet another poll.

More bad news for Jon the Taxer:

his approval rating is an upside down 36-56.

52% of New Jerseyans say things have gotten worse during his term in office.

44% say he is not honest and trustworthy.

19% of Democrats plan to vote for Christie.

Christie has a 24 point lead among independents.