Saturday, October 24, 2009

lies and damned lies

Illegal immigrants will be entitled to government grants for insurance. If you don't believe this let me draw your attention to the Supreme Court decision in the Pyler v Doe case in which the Burger court in a 5 to 4 ruling insured education for illegal alien children. The basis for this ruling was to equate the words citizen and person in contradiction of the clear intent of the constitution. The result, probably unintended, was to extend the equal protection of the law to every person in the United States. Therefore if we have the government providing health insurance it will be provided to all residents. You think the border is porous now, wait.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

antic arctic ice

More and more it looks like the calamity crowd has overplayed their hand.The computer models predicting global warming are being called into question by increasing numbers of serious scientists. The connection between anthropogenic creation of co2 and increasing temperatures doesn't seem to be a major cause of climate change. The indisputable fact is that over the last twelve years ,while co2 levels have increased, world temperatures have decreased.
Congressional and administration types wedded to the Goreian notion of global warming are still using the calamity scenario to advance their political careers. The chimera of achieving enery independence in the Unied States without using hydrocarbons is patently ridiculous. The awful experience with ethanol, the waste of money in subsidies to producers, the environmental effects, should give pause to further subsidies of so called solutions. That is not possible however because too many congress people can't see beyond tomorrows newspapers and popular delusions which must be catered to in order to pander to voters.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

blind arrogance

I cannot understand the congress and administration. They continue to act as if there has been no change in the ranking of world currencies and world powers. We are a debtor nation with a steadily weakening currency surviving on credit extended to us by the rest of the world yet congress and the administration are profligate as ever. They continue to borrow and spend. They manufacture money by fiat and issue debt instruments without regard for the eventual day of reckoning. I can foresee only one result, devaluation of the currency enabling payment with cheaper dollars.