Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011

Bachmann introduces the “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act” « Cubachi
"Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann introduced the “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act” that would eliminate the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 law that was passed by congress and was signed by President Bush that would phase out incandescent bulbs in a few years....“In 2007, Congress overstepped its bounds by mandating that only ‘energy efficient’ light bulbs may be sold after January 1, 2012,” she said. “This mandate has sweeping effects on American families and businesses and needs serious consideration before taking effect.”

LOVE this!!  Maybe Rep. Bachmann will save us all from those dreadful mercury light bulbs that light half as much as incandescent bulbs and don't last nearly as long as advertised.

Southern Poverty Law Center | anti-gay report | Christian Muslim | The Daily Caller
"The 17 organizations that comprise the anti-gay watch list in the SPLC’s Feb. 23 report are mostly Christian and conservative in nature. Stephen Schwartz, executive director for the Center for Islamic Pl
uralism, said the SPLC’s failure to include Muslim groups on the report exposes its double standard."

Schwartz added that perhaps the SPLC should put ITSELF on the hate list.

Paul Ryan GOP 2012 | GOP Wins White House Battle Ideas

“To me, what matters most is somebody that really has conviction in their heart and their mind, these core principles … we can’t just give it to, you know, the next person in line or (have) a personality contest. We will lose a personality contest. We will win an ideas contest, and I want to make sure it’s somebody who really has conviction and articulation of ideas.”

Fox News suspends Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum - Jennifer Epstein -

"Anchor Bret Baier announced on air late Wednesday morning that the network “has suspended its contributor arrangements” with Gingrich and Santorum for the next 60 days."

Jennifer at Cubachi over at Riehl World says: "However, the news is whether or not Huck and Palin are going to get their contracts suspended as well."

There's no other way to say this: these people are LOONS! This young socialist is trying to organize employees at Noodles restaurants because they are abusing their employees by doing mean things like making them show up to work on time and telling them exactly how to prepare the food.  This guy needs to put on his big-boy pants and get a work ethic. 

Noodles rant starts at 3:38" "For example, I work at Noodles, a restaurant, and basically it’s a dictatorship there.  We’re told exactly what we’re going to cook, how we’re going to cook it, what time we’re going to get there. And basically if they don’t like what we’re doing, they try and tell us what to do.  If we don’t listen, they get rid of us. And so we’re not able to actually cooperate in a way that we make decisions together.  I try to convince my fellow employees that we should have a union at Noodles so it’s a source of power to start with and then I think in terms of the bigger picture, we need to look at revolutions in a way that you actually get rid of any sort of dictatorship is by having workers take control of the place where they work.”
Vote on veal calves might trigger statewide referendum after all | The Columbus Dispatch
"Last year, the Humane Society gathered signatures of more than 500,000 Ohioans to put a livestock-care standards issue on the statewide ballot. But the group pulled back after then-Gov. Ted Strickland brokered a deal between the society and the Ohio Farm Bureau and eight other agriculture organizations."

Once again, this radical, out-of-state group is going after Ohio farmers with thuggish threats and misinformation. If they proceed with this ballot issue, we'll be inundated with shock videos designed to create an emotional response. Let's hope Ohioans will again reject these tactics and keep this carpet-bagging organization from influencing Ohio public policy. They have NO business "brokering a deal" with the governor or anyone else in the Ohio government.
Newt Gingrich, 2012 presidential race: Gingrich woos evangelicals as he eyes presidential bid -
"Gingrich says his recent outreach to Christian conservatives has built on an existing network.
"In October, more than 40 prominent pastors came to Virginia for a private lunch with Gingrich at Liberty University, the Christian college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Last month, Gingrich met with 10 prominent clerics at a gathering organized by Richard G. Lee, founding pastor of First Redeemer Church in the Atlanta area. Lee said Gingrich impressed the group with his leadership proposals and his repentance.

"Gingrich has had similar meetings in the key electoral states of South Carolina, Florida and New Hampshire, where he met late last year with nearly 100 pastors."
Well,  you can't say the guy isn't a savvy politician.
Climate Of Hate™: Lawyer For Ohio Police Union Threatens Republican Senator | RedState
This is ugly.  Below is the tweet from the Ohio Police Union lawyer to freshman Senator Frank LaRose:

Matt Mayer from the Buckeye Institute says not so fast...he tweeted this last night after reading the article above:

 ohiomatt  Dispatch quotes state worker who claims no raise in 2 years-pay up 29% from 03-10 & up $1k from 09-10

This is the second time in the past two days I've seen a case of a public employee lying about his/her salary.   They must not know that it's easy enough to check -  the Buckeye Institute has an easy-to-search database of all the public employees in Ohio.  The database includes their salaries,  estimated pension at retirement, and their pension liability.  For a fun read check out the Dept. of Education and see how many non-teachers there are on the DOE payroll. 

The Decline of U.S. Naval Power -
"We have the smallest navy in almost a century, declining in the past 50 years to 286 from 1,000 principal combatants...The overall effect of recent erosions is illustrated by the fact that 60 ships were commonly underway in America's seaward approaches in 1998, but today—despite opportunities for the infiltration of terrorists, the potential of weapons of mass destruction, and the ability of rogue nations to sea-launch intermediate and short-range ballistic missiles—there are only 20."

Energy secretary says there's no need to tap U.S. oil reserves - The Hill's E2-Wire
"Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday that volatile oil prices will be reined in by spare world oil capacity without the United States having to tap into its own strategic oil reserves...“Because we have spare capacity, we expect naturally that the market forces will take care of this,” he told reporters. “But we are concerned and we will watch it very carefully.”

Translation: If we can get the price of gas high enough, people will stop driving their gas hogs and switch to wind-powered rickshaws. "The market" will reduce demand and there will be no need to tap the oil reserves.  It's all very simple. 

A Palin Critique
Doug Wilson gives a fascinating analysis of Sarah Palin's feminism (from a Christian perspective) based on his review of her books:

"This is the one regnant corruption that a Palin presidency would likely make worse, and it is not a trivial point. She has a strong constitutionalist streak (GR. 143), and another libertarian streak, which, when combined with her feminism, could easily lead to a toxic mix on issues like women in combat, women being susceptible to the draft, DADT in the military, homosexual civil unions, and so on."


Yahooguntu said...

Strategic oil reserves? I'd imagine that it takes at least a few weeks to erect the infrastructure to tap those resources, and if we suddenly need them I don't think we have enough oil on hand to cover the shortage while we wait for them to come online.

Paula said...

See tomorrow's post for more about the strategic oil reserves.