Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and FDR's failed policies

A quote, from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. on FDR's policies to try and stimulate the economy:

"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work....After eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...and an enormous debt to boot!"

Sound familiar? Thank God Obama can't tried this failed crap for a third term like FDR did. Hopefully the country will survive, it did the first time when FDR was president.

I'm surprised it got into Leftopedia. Someone must be screwing up over there. By the way, don't give any money to those idiots, they can put adds on their site like everyone else to pay the bills. There is no reason for that crap.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Challenger Disaster Rogers Commission, Climategate, and picking a Whitewash Committee

The other night I was watching a Discovery Channel show about the Roger's Commission and Richard Feynman's struggle with getting to the bottom of the reason the Challenger blew up. Richard Feynman was a great physicist that was born a bit too late to make it to the list of founders of quantum theory or relativity, but he did come up with Quantum Electrodynamics and maybe more importantly Feynman Diagrams. Feynman's greatest asset was his intellectual honesty about models and theories. Particularly this statement:

"First you guess. Don't laugh, this is the most important step. Then you compute the consequences. Compare the consequences to experience. If it disagrees with experience, the guess is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It doesn't matter how beautiful your guess is or how smart you are or what your name is. If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong. That's all there is to it."

This might be the most important statement in the name of Science that Feynman ever made. More important than everything else he did, put together. Because more money, time, and politics has been spent on bad research in the last 100 years than on anything else I can think of ignoring this simple rule.

Feynman butted heads with the chairman of the Rodger's Commission, William Rogers, because Rogers wanted to protect the bureaucracy at NASA (you know, the ones that caused the problem(s) in the first place with crappy reliability engineering stats) and Feynman wanted to know what the cause of the explosion actually was. 

Flash forward to 2010 and we have the British House of Commons Science and Technology report on the Climategate fiasco. Graham Stringer wasn't the only member of the committee that had a scientific background, but he was the only one that had a scientific mindset:

While I disagree with Stringer politically, on this issue we're in complete agreement. Stringer said that an independent scientific body not affiliated with the University in question should carry out an investigation and dissented on many of the Committee's findings. 

In the Challenger disaster, Feynman was given a lot of press to state his opinions and embarrass the Commission. Why was that? 

Probably to embarrass Rogers, and the Reagan administration who put together the Rogers Commission.

But the media completely ignored Stringer's dissent in 2010. Stringer's dissent would further embarrass the Cimategate primaries, Al Gore, and everybody associated with the crappy pseudoscience that the Warmists present as irrefutable. Irrefutable as Ptolemy's model of the Solar System maybe. Wikipedia says the Climategate "scientists" were completely exonerated by their reverse-kangaroo court. Good job Wikipedia.

Finally there was a second 'independent investigation' done, and it was hardly non-partial.

 Professor Geoffrey Boulton of the review team, is a Warmist crony:

Professor Peter Clarke whose current research is:

Using global geodesy to observe the seasonal water cycle and climate change.

David Eyton, who in a presentation to the Chinese Academy of Engineering said:

"Climate change remains the most significant potential constraint facing the global energy industry, with fossil fuels accounting for around 60% of CO2 equivalent emissions. However, to date the world has not been willing to place a high enough price on carbon to incentivise significant change."

There was only one member of the commission that wasn't easily listed as on board with the Warmists. This is hardly an impartial team, three out of four of these guys are part of the same camp that produced the psuedoscience and following cover-up,

Friday, November 22, 2013

Arizona CPS: It still sucks and lawmakers are 'shocked'

Arizona's Child Protective Services is in the news again. Seems like they're in the news every year. Every year, another CPS scandal,  problem,  issue, disaster.

This has been going on as long as I remember in Arizona, and I remember back to the 70's. The problem with CPS, is that is is full of Social Workers. I have lived with these people first hand, and as a group, they are the biggest bunch of whining little bitches that I have ever had the displeasure of cohabitating with. And terrible parents. Two of the CPS workers in Arizona had kicked out their kids to relatives when the kids were 14 and 16.

Arizona has been trying to unscrew this agency for years, to no avail. Some of the 'reforms:'

A failed task force by worthless Jan Brewer:

Apparently they had some meetings. That's what the bureaucrats do. Meet. The last meeting on on that webpage was in 2011. The Arizona Repugnant says budget cutbacks gutted the agency. But that's what the Socialists always say. If its not working, just throw money at it:

And we have corruption by the embattled Director of CPS:

In some cases they just ignore reports of child abuse:

What's the best thing to do? Get law enforcement/military personnel  as CPS workers, not this pie in the sky, masters degree in sociology, psychology, or some other worthlessology. Law enforcement personnel know how to investigate, know when people are lying to them, and aren't intimidated by thuggish parents.

Send the ologies back to the scrap heap of worthless degrees along with the women studies, and communications majors.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Democrat Governors: We got Obamacare to work

From the Washington Post:

One of the writers of the puff piece is the governor of Washington State. Apparently, a few people in Washington State aren't real happy that Obamacare is 'working.'

Single mom thanked Obama for her $169/mo insurance — then discovered it would actually cost her $621/mo

If this is what they call working, I'd hate to see their failures:

Oh, wait. We have seen their socialist failures. Here's one in Venezuela going on right now:

I'm sure that they 'just didn't do it right.'

PS: It is still sucking:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Arizona Republic prints AP wishful thinking


GOP group money down, hints at donor uncertainty

The GOP will lose elections in 2014 because of the shutdown and Republican malaise

Mark Levin refers to them as the Associated Depressed

Liberal journalists, distraught over the failure of Obamacare will go into herculean efforts this year to try and dispirit and malign conservatives to game the elections. If the law continues on its current path of destroying American Health Care the Republicans will have a blow out in 2014, even worse than 2010.

And by the way, AP, NYT, and the rest of you socialist morons owe Ted Cruz an apology for all the crap you gave him when he did everything he could to protect us from this debacle, and you cheered it on right over the cliff. 

Good job, American media. 

Too bad we can't ship you off to Venezuela where you can stand in line for a week for a loaf of bread. But hey, soon it will be like that here where you can stand in line for a year to get an oncologist appointment. Unfortunately, you took us all with you. 

Let me take a moment and apologize for Senator John McCain

One of the worst Senators in the world, here's John McCain in a clip from Glenn Beck, saying he didn't know what he was doing. I agree, he doesn't know what he's doing. Please stop doing it. Just go away.

It's really too bad we can't recall these knuckleheads. Even if we tried, too many other idiots from failed places like California, Chicago, and Detroit have moved down here and are turning the state from red to blue. In a short time, Arizona will probably elect more of these knuckleheads because the failed state gypsies never seem to learn, they just move around, vote for idiots, and then leave. Leaving enough of their socialist stink and spawn to continue to gum up the works for generation.

Nothing in Ezekiel Emanuel's Wikipedia Entry that states he's the architect of Obamacare

Why is that? Who took it out? Or why was it not put in in the first place?

This is the biggest piece of socialist legislation in this country since Lyndon Johnson started our slide into mediocrity with his great society and no one bothers to mention that? In fact, the article says he differs with Obama on many issues. You wouldn't know that by his interviews.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wikipedia whoppers about Obamacare

Wikipedia has quite the cheerleading page about Obamacare here:

You might think that the genius behind Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel (did this guy get beat up a lot in school or what?) wrote the Wikipedia page on the laughably named Affordable Care Act.

So, let's fact check one of the 'Myths' that the article debunks:

"...other prominent myths about the ACA are that Congress is "exempt" from the reforms..."

Is Congress exempt from the ACA? Yes and no. Listen to this:

"On August 7, 2013, OPM issued a preliminary rule which would allow the subsidies to continue (Note: This rule was finalized about a month later). The 17 page document includes the suggestion that Members of Congress should define the term “official office.” Why? Staff members who are so designated would be required to purchase their health insurance through the Exchange and without the benefit of employer contributions.  "

From this article in Forbes.

So all they have to do is say, no one is part of our "official office" and thus we don't have to purchase insurance from the Exchange nor give up our employer contribution.

Oddly enough, that back door was left out of the Leftypedia article. Here's an excerpt from the Conservapedia article:

"Congressman John Fleming has offered a legislative amendment that would require United States congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they try to force on others (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt."

As an extra added bonus, here is the architect of the Titanic itself, blaming a media outlet for the iceberg collision and sinking of the eminently sinkable Titanic:

Linda Valdez of the Arizona Republic...Champion of Broken English

Linda wrote an opinion column a couple of days ago in the Arizona Repugnant that looks something like this:

 "Obamacare is suffering self-inflicted wounds. It’s hard to excuse the level of screw up.

 So few people managed to enroll that only the GOP could cheer.

And they are cheering.

 Those who were rooting for failure are happy."

 Spacing and all. Who talks like this? And how hard is it to be a columnist for the Republic? Don't they have a TOEFL or something to get on there? Or maybe they had to scrap it because of a declining readership. Maybe they should only publish in Spanish.

 Or, as Jack Nicholson said in As Good As it Gets, "Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here."


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Crony Capitalism, Statist Control, and Entitlement State..all rolled up in one big disaster called Obamacare

What is Obamacare?

A website/web app contract awarded to Michelle Obama's classmate's company on a three hundred million dollar no-bid contract. According to the Washington Post, CGI Federal "...but only started ramping up business after 2008." Gee, what a coincidence. It only started ramping up business with government entities after 2008. What happened in 2008? Oh yeah, that Socialist in the White House was elected. What a coincidence!

CGI Federal Contracts 2001-2013

On the entitlement state, Forbes writers Yaron Brook and Don Watkins asserted in 2011 that:

" a culture that revered individual responsibility and regarded being “on the dole” as shameful, formal charity was almost always a last resort. Typically people who hit tough times would first dip into their savings. They might take out loans and get their hands on whatever commercial credit was available. If that wasn't enough, they might insist that other family members enter the workforce."

That was America, before it became fashionable to be a victim on Oprah. Woe is all of us. 

Obama's approval ratings of 39% attest to that change in attitude. Thirty-nine percent of Americans still think he's doing a good job? Astonishing. People are saying that approval rating is low, what I'm saying with his track record, a de facto unemployment rate of over 14%, and people losing their health insurance policies after he told them multiple times they wouldn't and he still has thirty-nine percent?


So we have this perfect storm of chrony-capitalism coupled with an entitlement state population. I just saw Elysium with socialist Matt Damon as the working class hero, dukeing it out with capitalist evil woman played by Jodi Foster in a distopian future where the evil capitalists withheld medical care from the working class, and lived in a paradise far removed from the slums that supported them. 

Funny, that we should be evolving towards a distopian future where the evil statist ruling class elected by friends of Matt Damon and his ilk take our health care away and live in a prosperous city like Washington DC, where they don't have to abide by Obamacare. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

David Horowitz comments on the left

H/T Breitbart. My favorite line from this piece, and so telling about the American Left:

“The left hate the Constitution because Madison designed it to thwart them.”

And so the current administration is ignoring the Constitution.

And nobody in Washington is going to fix it. There is only one way, and Mark Levin shows us the way:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Arizona Repugnant sells class warfare vis-a-vis High Schools

'Scottsdale's financial disparity a sign of the times' shouts the headline from the Arizona Republic today. A story  telling us 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' claptrap talking about Coronado High Schools peanut butter and jelly athletic program and Chaparral's champagne and caviar's program. Rise up and rebel workers!

'The divide between Coronado and Chaparral hasn't always been this wide' the article screams. Bad times are here. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Well, yeah, maybe. But why Arizona Republic? All your cheer leading for statism, socialism, high taxes and all that Marxist jazz maybe? Not doing your job and rooting for the big government guys, Obamacare, punishing businesses coming home to roost? Ignoring the sacred duty of a journalist to root out corruption? Well, if its among conservatives you'll root it out. But you're supposed to do it no matter whose corrupt, aren't you? How naive of me to think so.

Speaking of naive, I'll share a little secret with you.

I went to elementary school in Coronado's district in the 70's and guess what? We were lower middle class and the kids that were in Chaparral were the rich kids. Back then, forty years ago. So, things have changed, but not as much as the kill the rich morons in the declining circulation, media death spiral seeking, Obamacare loving Arizona Republic would like you to think so.