Under the Hammer
I guess I can write about it until I’m blue in the face and it won’t make any difference because of the overwhelming onslaught of the mainstream media, but the discussion of climate change is not the least bit accurate or fair.
The left maintains that anyone who doesn’t believe that climate change is caused by man is an idiot. The climate is changing; it is always changing. For the last 10,000 years or more the Earth has been getting warmer. There are dips and dives, but the trend is up.
Next time you’re in New York or Michigan or somewhere north of here, look around and see if you see any glaciers. If you don’t spot a glacier, it is because they aren’t there anymore. They retreated north.
So it’s been getting warmer for a while and I don’t think that is in dispute. However, knowing that the world is getting warmer doesn’t mean accepting the theory that the warming trend has been accelerated by man’s activity.
City Councilmember Zack Matheny and Gov. Pat McCrory seem to have some things in common, and one of them is trouble getting along with the rank-and-file Republican Party.
McCrory has made some questionable moves in that regard, like vetoing bills where the Republicans – his own party – then called an immediate special session and, before the ink was dry on the veto stamp, the vetoes had been overridden.
You would think that since they are all in the same party that McCrory would have taken the time to make a phone call or two before vetoing the bills. It just didn’t make any sense wasting everyone’s time with a veto if it didn’t have a chance of being upheld.
McCrory also angered some local Republicans by appointing a liberal Democrat to a lucrative state position. McCrory appointed former Greensboro Mayor Keith Holliday to the Board of Review of the NC Division of Employment Security, where Holliday will be paid $121,000 a year. Holliday and McCrory are friends from the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, which they were both on as mayors of their respective cities.
It’s not a terrible thing, but for years and years all of those appointments have gone to Democrats, and now that Republicans run the state, they want the swag that goes with it. It might have been more politic to wait awhile longer before giving a liberal Democratic friend a really plum appointment. McCrory didn’t make a lot of friends in the Guilford County Republican Party with that appointment.
The result of McCrory’s actions is that there is talk of putting up a conservative Republican to challenge McCrory in the Republican primary. Talk is cheap, but nobody wants a primary.
Matheny seems to have a similar blind spot. Matheny has not been involved in the Guilford County Republican Party. He hasn’t been to many meetings at the headquarters or done anything openly for the good of the Republican Party.
Now that he is running for Congress, Matheny has found Republican headquarters and has been to two Executive Committee meetings.
We all know that former Vice President Dan Quayle couldn’t spell potato. In fact, if you say Dan Quayle to most people they will say potato, or maybe potatoe.
President Barack Hussein Obama is allowed to talk about the 57 states and that’s fine. But in a huge lengthy article in the Jan. 27 New Yorker – mainly about how wonderful Obama is, although the writer does stop short of deification – Obama proves he either doesn’t know history, can’t add or is just really lazy.
It is remarkable the amount of protection that Obama gets from the news media. In the nearly 17,000-word article, Obama compares himself to Abraham Lincoln, which is pretty incredible and shows that Obama does not lack ego. But Obama said, “But I also think that, despite being the greatest President, in my mind in our history, it took another hundred and fifty years before African – Americans had anything approaching formal equality, much less real equality.”
So according to Obama, the country that elected a black president twice hasn’t reached real equality yet. You see, Lincoln died in 1865. So 150 years from Lincoln would be 2015 – which is next year. It would seem that Obama meant 100 years, which would be about right. But it would seem that Dan Quayle would like to take that “e” back also.
The New York Times says that there is no conspiracy to promote Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. According to the executive editor it is just a coincidence that a news story supports the whacky tale that Hillary Clinton told about Benghazi.
No doubt The New York Times editors are right, but they are right because they don’t need a conspiracy – they all agree. Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton don’t have to get together to conspire on how they are going to support Hillary Clinton. They both know that they are going to support her and they can simply do their stuff. The New York Times is the same. Everyone there loves Hillary Clinton. They don’t have to conspire to support her. They all do it naturally.
According to the article, The New York Times reporter states that the attack on Benghazi was not by organized terrorists but by people upset about the video because two guys were overheard saying that at one of the checkpoints.
It’s not the best evidence in the world, but since it proves that Hillary Clinton is right, it is good enough for The New York Times. That is so sad because it used to be a reputable newspaper.
Those who are convinced that Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president might want to look at what she did as secretary of state. She traveled almost a million miles more than any secretary of state. I feel confident in saying that she also had more hairstyles than any other secretary of state. But it’s hard to put your finger on anything she actually did.
Peace treaties, major trade agreements, finding something that she did during her four years as secretary of state is difficult, even for her supporters. What they are saying is that the world is not much worse than it was when she was appointed.
It looked like Obama was going to take Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of office. Obama had said he was going to attack Syria, and it would not be a “pin prick.” Now Assad is in the driver’s seat again. Assad has backed Obama up against the wall, and taking down the most powerful man in the world is always good for a dictator.
So Assad says he is probably going to run for president again. Why not? He has proven that he can do whatever he wants to the people of his country and Obama is too scared to interfere.
Obama is going to give his State of the Union speech next week. There are a couple of things he probably isn’t going to say, but then again he might because he gets total and complete press protection.
Last year Obama said that if people wanted to keep their health insurance they could keep it, and that it was going to be a breeze to sign up on the Obamacare website. In fact, that is one of the big differences. Last year Obama referred to the nationalized medicine as Obamacare. Now it has become the Affordable Care Act.
Not only have people found it nearly impossible to get on the website, once they do, things aren’t too nice either. Last year Obama was telling the American people that their premiums would fall by as much as $2,500 a year. That’s another one that didn’t quite work out as planned. For young men, insurance rates actually went up about 99 percent, and for young women, they went up 55 to 60 percent.
Oh, except in North Carolina, where rates are expected triple for women and quadruple for men.
I would expect Obama to stay away from figures like that during his speech,
Maybe he’ll talk about Iran and the fact that we are allowing them to use a limited number of centrifuges. I saw one expert say that these sanctions might hold up the production of weapons-grade uranium for just a couple of months – not something that Israel wants to hear.
But there is good news on the foreign affairs front: Obama has enlisted the support of Dennis Rodman to go to North Korea and play basketball.
Rodman came back from North Korea and immediately checked himself into rehab. The indication would be that Rodman can’t keep up with Kim Jong-un when it comes to drinking. I do think that Rodman can still take Kim on the basketball court.
It is astounding that Obama was allowed to run all over the country saying that Obamacare wouldn’t add one dime to the deficit. The current estimate is it will increase the federal deficit by $6.2 trillion.
Some journalist needs to look into all these wildly inaccurate projections and figure out where Obama came up with those numbers.
BY John Hammer
January 23, 2014
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