Monday, June 16, 2014

Congressman Trey Gowdy Has to Ask the Obvious Questions

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Does the President of the United States have unlimited authority to do what he pleases despite a legislative branch and a judicial branch of government? Is it necessary to have a legislative branch or a judicial branch of government? Is the United States Constitution a nebulous document?

Evidently so or Congressman Trey Gowdy would not be asking the questions.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Congressman Trey Gowdy Asks the Questions - Only Crickets Could Be Heard

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Congressman Trey Gowdy asked the mainstream media several questions that have never been answered about Benghazi and the subsequent cover-up. The MSM cannot and will not answer these questions as they are clueless and care less about doing the job of an independent media. Puppets only work at the behest of their handlers.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Desire for Higher Energy Costs

From the Institute for Energy Research:

“One of the biggest problems with President Obama’s climate and energy transformation agenda is that it unavoidably increases the cost of energy. Forcing people away from coal and other affordable, reliable sources of energy will increase costs for Americans. President Obama has acknowledged this simple fact saying that under his plan ‘electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket.’”

“A bipartisan group of Senators sent President Obama a letter after the President said he would double down on his unilateral climate and energy agenda in his most recent State of the Union. As the Senators explain:

    'The goal [of the President’s Climate Action Plan] will nevertheless cost consumers in the form
    of increased prices for energy and anything made, grown, or transported using energy. These
    new costs will result in less disposable income in families’ pockets. That means less money to
    spend on groceries, doctor’s visits, and education. In short, low cost energy is critical to human
    health and welfare.

    For some ratepayers, like the millions of rural electric cooperative consumers in the country, coal
    makes up around 80% of their electricity. According to the 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Consumer Expenditure Survey, nearly 40 million American households earning less than $30,000
    per year spend almost 20% of their income on energy. The most vulnerable families are those hit
    the hardest by bad energy policies and high utility bills.'

President Obama’s energy plans are already making life more difficult for the people he suggests he cares about and his plan is to do more of the same."

"The cold weather gives us a look at a future with less coal-fired generation – the future Obama and Vice President Biden have both said they welcome. Already, electricity prices in natural-gas heavy areas of the country have doubled and even quadruped. Now PJM, the grid operator covering the area from Virginia to New Jersey to Illinois wants a dispensation to allow power plants to be able to collect over $1000 per megawatt hour due to spiking cold-related demand. Utilities who use gas in PJM saw spot prices peak at $140/mmBtu, up from less than $5/mmBtu normally." [This cold, snowy winter makes one wish that Al Gore's "global warming" would turn into "global cooling" so that temperatures would warm up.]

"Natural gas is a wonderful energy source, but when more and more natural gas is diverted to electricity generation because the use of coal is being discouraged by government, these price spikes will be more common. This is what happens when government destroys diversity in fuel supply. The government that uses tax dollars to educate Americans about the need for diversity in their food choices for good health actually discourages diversity in energy sources." [Remember that there is no cure for stupid.]

"The Senators’ letter also explains that the U.S. has the opportunity to be a low-cost manufacturer because of low-cost energy. The Senators write:

    'Recent studies have predicted that the U.S. is steadily becoming one of the lowest-cost countries
    for manufacturing in the developed world. The study estimates that by 2015, average manufactur-
    ing costs in advanced economies such as Germany, Japan, France, Italy, and the U.K. will be up
    to 18% higher than in the United States.'

This development is driven in large measure by low-cost natural gas made possible by modern technologies. But if we fundamentally transform our energy use and ban the use of coal as the President suggests, the burden for energy supplies will fall solely on natural gas, causing demand to skyrocket, greatly increasing prices and putting a manufacturing renaissance in peril. The Europeans are starting to see that their energy policies, many of which the President wants to emulate, are making Europe uncompetitive with the United States."

"In the State of the Union, the President said that he has directed 'my administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air.' The President wants to bypass Congress because Congress has refused time and time again to approve the type of energy-price increasing measures the President supports. The simple truth is the President’s climate and energy agenda is designed to drive up the cost of energy, as the president says, to make his favored types of energy 'the profitable kind.'"

"Thankfully, at least 21 Senators are willing to stand up to President Obama’s desire to increase energy prices on middle and low-income families."

On the final day of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady: "What have we got - a Republic or a monarchy?"

Benjamin Franklin replied: "A Republic if you can keep it."

Sunday, January 26, 2014

You Might Be An Idiot If...

There is an interesting set of quotes by Junius P. Long traversing the internet. It is a breath of fresh air to read succinct, straight talk. His quotes: "Food for Thought:" 

"If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally...you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher’s 'cute,' but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with multiple EBT cards or ACCESS Cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

"If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself and your loved ones makes you more 'safe' according to the government...You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

 An idiot is the only person that does not know that he is in an idiot - and quite often his "friends" will not tell him.

An idiot with money and positional power is still an idiot.

Americans can do better in the voting booth. 

All elections should be taken seriously as Americans deserve the government that they elect. 

Americans need to get back to electing honest, intelligent, knowledgeable leaders that have the requisite experience to do the job.