The obligatory Earth Day post

It’s Earth Day ….again.

Darn thing keeps coming around as frequently as Mother’s Day.

Every Earth Day I feel obligated to remind people of the worst predictions from Earth Day 1970:

  1. “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”  — Harvard biologist George Wald
  2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
  3. “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”New York Times editorial
  4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
  5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born… [By 1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” — Paul Ehrlich
  6. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
  7. “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” — North Texas State University professor Peter Gunter
  8. “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”Life magazine
  9. “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  10. “Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” — Paul Ehrlich
  11. “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  12. “[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.”Newsweek magazine
  13. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Kenneth Watt

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Not time to move on

The other day the President stood before the nation and proudly exclaimed that 8 million people have selected an insurance plan through the exchanges created by Obamacare. With pride the man proclaimed: “This thing is working!”

The President also strongly suggested his fellow Democrats should be proud of the law and instead of running away from it they should proudly defend his signature legislation.

We know this is not going to happen.

Unless you have been living with your head in the sand and there are more than a few of you:

Sierra Club activists bury their heads in sand in Cancun in protest of the U.N. Climate ConferenceYou know those 8 million people consist of a large percentage who have not paid their premium and are not covered. Furthermore, it also includes a large chunk of people who signed up because they lost their previous insurance thanks to Obamacare. According to Gallup, only 2.1% of those enrolled through Obamacare were previously uninsured.

previously uninsured

Scott Rasmussen highlights other issues:

The first is that many people are finding out that the insurance they bought through an exchange doesn’t really ensure they’ll get medical care. There have been repeated stories of people finding out that even though they have insurance, they can’t find a doctor who will accept it. The Wall Street Journal, for example, reports that residents of New Hampshire’s capital city “have to drive to other cities to get covered hospital care.” Buying a product that doesn’t work is a sure way to create an angry customer.

Additionally, the health care law has created even more angry customers who have found out that they have to change doctors. For some, that’s just a minor inconvenience. For others, it’s a huge problem.

And, of course, the law is making health insurance more expensive. The head of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, and other industry executives have said they expect to see significant price hikes from the law. That impacts tens of millions of Americans — including many who were happy with their insurance before Obama’s law was passed.

Still the President stood there and proclaimed the debate settled and that “it’s well past time to move on.”

I don’t think so Mr. President.

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Spring Vacation

As I’m doing my best to enjoy my spring vacation, there have been a few obstacles:

The cold weather.

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Tax day:

IRS Falcony

IRS Easter bunny

Watching the events at the Bundy ranch in Nevada, I can’t help but think:

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In the end, I know I will have a successful spring vacation. I’m using the same measurement’s for success as the Obama Administration:

obama's yardstick of success

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Who pays the most in state taxes or states with the lowest taxes grow the fastest

With today being tax day, I thought this recent report by the Wall Street Journal was appropriate:

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Sharyl Attkisson on CBS Bias & White House Harrassment

As I have said many times, blogging is something I do in my free time. Lately,  I just have not had much of it. It takes a certain amount of energy to rage against the machine, something that Sharyl Attkisson can attest to.  In this interview with Howard Kurtz, the twenty year veteran journalist expressed her frustration with the news industry and why she quit CBS news.

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The hilarious video of the day: Meet Mike Dickinson

Sometimes you just have to go with the viral video.

I saw this over at Hotair.

Watch Greta van Susteren interview Eric Cantor’s Democrat opponent, Mike Dickinson, who has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party, The NRA and Fox news.

Yea, I’m sure this guy has a whole bunch of people quaking in their boots!

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ZoNation: Liberals Won? Part 1& 2

In the two latest installments of Zonation, Alfonzo Rachel, examines the latest liberal meme that credits liberals and blames conservatives on issues throughout American history.

I’ve said it many times: whanever a liberal accuses a conservative of something, you know Dam…uh darn well, that liberal is guilty of said accusation.

For those of you who do not know Alfonzo Rachel:

AlfonZo Rachel is a Christian conservative social / political humorist. His work is distinguished by his grinning delivery and rapid fire rant style in his video commentaries called, ZoNation on PJTV.com. Check out his work with the play list below!

Rachel is also the founder and drummer for 20 lb SLEDGE.  Right below is a video featuring their Salt and Light Stylings. Visit their website for more info, and link to their social network pages!

Check out his website to see more: AlfonzoRachel.com

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