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Daily Archives: April 14, 2012

Saturday Link-O-Rama

Hard to find the words to find the uh, “winning” in this quote:

“We were winning. We were winning in a very different way because we were touching hearts. We were raising issues that, well, frankly, a lot of people didn’t want to have raised”—Rick Santorum in his concession speech this week.

Um hmmm.

Is Crony Capitalism the reason your cell phone bill is 80% too high?

Factory farm raised beef is horrible, but organically raised beef?  It’s worse.  For what?  Well global warming of course:

Grass-grazing cows emit considerably more methane than grain-fed cows. Pastured organic chickens have a 20 percent greater impact on global warming. It requires 2 to 20 acres to raise a cow on grass. If we raised all the cows in the United States on grass (all 100 million of them), cattle would require (using the figure of 10 acres per cow) almost half the country’s land (and this figure excludes space needed for pastured chicken and pigs). A tract of land just larger than France has been carved out of the Brazilian rain forest and turned over to grazing cattle. Nothing about this is sustainable.

Is the Federal Government making a move to take more control of Natural Gas production in the states by Executive Order?

The federal government is concerned, since natural gas volumetric exploration in 2011 was so large, it eclipsed the all-time high production record of 1973, it must “ensure that we can successfully tap this critical resource for decades to come, we must develop it safely and responsibly.” Translation, we must control it and reduce its production so that our air and water are safe according to the EPA dictates. This is interesting because natural gas is one of the cleanest sources of energy.

Why Obama is no “Energy President”, or, perhaps, is the Anti-Energy President.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright makes the point that he’s never changed his preaching style and that Obama listened to that preaching for 20 years.  Who is lying here?

Secret Service agents misbehaving?

If you’re up for reading about one of the most absurd wastes of money it has been my misfortune to run across, hit the link.  In the big scheme of things, it’s not a lot of money, but when you read the whole story my guess is you’ll be seeing red … just like the financial red ink our country is drowning in precisely because of bureaucratic, wasteful and downright stupid spending like this.

The recent end of one man’s “white guilt”.  Mine died decades ago.

A pretty poor attempt to justify the healthcare mandate legally.

About those “green” jobs.

Farrakhan – Don’t breed with whites!  And get a load of this as well.  And finally, this.

DoJ has become a horrible joke.

Enjoy your Saturday.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO