Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What a week! May I sleep in until all this mess is over?

Greetings all:

I'm kind of numb right now. The last week ... the last 24 hours ... it all just gets weirder and weirder. It is kind of tough to freak out seasoned Portlanders with weirdness - but here I am numbly clicking away. The weirdness seems to track more and more familiarly back to President Obama's desk and the Democratic tangle of doom surrounding him.

Again a bit tangential to the usual Darwin-hating rant, but a few consequences of the old boy's illogical logic have maybe intruded into our current politics and economy.

In my last post I mentioned we are looking at a U.S. federal debt in 10 years of $200,000 per household (double the current debt) - if our kids are lucky. A June 10, 2009, Bloomberg article says,
"For the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, the CBO forecasts the deficit to reach a record $1.845 trillion, almost four times the previous fiscal year’s $454.8 billion shortfall. "

So I thought I just might run the numbers as a quick intro to what I really want to get to today. Again using the 2007 number of 111.2 million households, that means that each American household was blessed with a one-year increase of a RECORD $4100 in the 2007-2008 Federal budget (ending September 30, 2008). That is about what my two old used cars are worth combined. But, hey, you ain't seen nuthin' yet. The projected 2008-2009 one-year Federal deficit pencils out to $16,600 per household. And you were worried about paying off that washer and dryer on your credit card? That is just dust on the scales compared to the Fed deficit numbers. It's like you just bought a new car and your kids signed the promissory note. Oh - and another new car next year, and the next, and ...

Now on to ...


(1)The "Cap and Trade" bill (known to realists as the "Cap and Tax") squeaked by in the U.S. House of Representatives and now moves on to the U.S. Senate. This ecofreak darling is designed to rescue us from the imminent peril of global warming, at the cost of ... hmmm, how much? Let's see....

David Kreutzer, a senior policy analyst in energy, economics, and climate change at the Heritage Foundation, "estimates that House-approved legislation limiting greenhouse gas emissions will hit consumers with a 60-percent spike in gasoline prices and a 90-percent increase in electricity prices, after inflation. ... we find that the impact per household will be, for a family of four, about $3,000 per year for the first 24 years, and that's as far out as we analyzed it."

All this at the same time that Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla, has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming. "The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, pushed back on the prospect of regulating gases like carbon dioxide as a way to reduce global warming. Carlin's report argued that the information the EPA was using was out of date, and that even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased, global temperatures have declined."

If your pants pockets are empty now, prepare to lose your pants. And you may need them even more since, recently, we have a cooling spell going on.

Maybe it will be easier just to call your U.S. senator now and fill him/her in.

(2) President Obama sided with Hugo Chavez and others to support a recalcitrant dictator wannabe in Honduras who was legally and constitutionally ousted by his own national congress and supreme court - and replaced by the successor called for by their constitution. I watched with fascination into the early hours of the morning as the Yahoo "Buzz" comments came in on the AP story, "U.N. Backs Ousted Honduran Leader" and a preceding article which it replaced. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jAkMGKIUDg_ngUiZboxQbYj5_DPwD99553D00)
There were well over 200 comments, and all but a handful were very supportive of the Honduran government to throw the rascal out. If you watched those comments roll in, you would know there a lot of angry Americans and Hondurans (and American Cubans) out there watching our president. The theme was repeated again and again that the Honduran National Congress and Supreme Court carried out their responsibilities, according to their constitution! And even Hillary almost got it right. And why in the (%&# numerous expletives deleted) would Mr. Obama side with Chavez and other SA socialists to try to reinstate an ousted newbie-socialist who rapidly wore out his welcome with illegal actions in his own nation?

(3) The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a ruling against Connecticut firefighters who, after successfully passing an examination required for promotion, had been unfairly denied promotions because not enough minorities passed the exam. The firefighters sued and finally, at the end, the U.S. Supremes got it right - that discrimination is not lawful, no matter on which side of the ethnic divide you may be. What is really fascinating is that the Supreme Court justices threw out a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor had endorsed as an appeals court judge.
After Judge Sotmayor's prima facie sexist/racist comments were outed by conservatives following her nomination by President Obama, now our highest court in the land agrees. That was the one sweeeeet spot of the week.

(4) Pesident Obama hosted a dinner and reception for the leading lights of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered and Gay Pride Month folks last night.
His statements reaffirm his outrageous opposition to the clearly stated (by votes) will of the majority of people of the majority of states in the USA. See:

"At a White House celebration of Gay Pride Month, Obama said he hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality. 'There are good and decent people in this country who don't yet fully embrace their gay brothers and sisters -- not yet,' said the president. ... 'There are still fellow citizens, perhaps neighbors or even family members and loved ones, who still hold fast to worn arguments and old attitudes,' he stated. He added that Congress should repeal what Obama referred to as 'the so-called Defense of Marriage Act' "

Yes, I am one of those who hold those "worn arguments and old attitudes." Not because I decide on my own, but simply because the Bible, the Word of God, says so. This is kind of where we can get back to the Bible really quickly. If you think sodomy is so great, just remember what happened to Sodom - and why.


So what is the origin of marriage? It is the first institution ordained by the Creator God. In the Bible we can read,
"18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper s
uitable for him."
19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.
21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
22 The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
23 The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.'
24 for this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. "
Genesis 2:18-24, The Holy Bible (NASB)

Maybe now you can see why it is so important to keep holding Darwin's feet to the fire, since his poisonous rebellion against the Almighty infects so many - and we are now bearing the consequences corporately as a nation in many seemingly unrelated areas.

I'm tired.

And if you are all reading the same news I am reading, then you also know that either full-scale repentance or full-scale bitterness lies ahead for what used to be a great nation - the United States of America..

Submitted with great respect for the brave who stand:

-- Honduran National Congress and Supreme Court;
-- Connecticut firefighters and five judges in our USA Supreme Court;
-- EPA global warming analyst Alan Carlin;
-- Republicans AND Democrats who voted against the outrageous Cap and Trade bill;
-- preachers in churches who do not compromise and so declare God's word boldly;
-- and more,


P.S. Maybe I will get to the carbon-14 content of coal and diamonds one of these days. Got other stuff to do first. Hint - if the earth is even 100,000 years old, the C-14 should not be there in measurable and repeatable amounts. And it is NOT contamination from modern C-14. Oh ... and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry is cool.


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