So Cal had its first real rain yesterday; it's been forever and a day since the last little trickle from the heavens. All I wanted to do was stand outside and drink it up.
You know today our dear President is planning on telling us what he's going to do about jobs. Apparently, it's serious enough now to call for a sit down with congress to unveil his latest strategy -- you know, the strategy that arrived after meeting with Union bosses and other special friends and progressive associates last week.
He didn't include that nasty Chamber of Commerce or the National Federation of Independent Businesses or Manufacturers. But those groups don't bend over so easily and certainly carry a different ideology -- why would he want to have them join in on the fun -- they would just interfere and get in the way anyway.
Kind of like how he is treating all debate and conversation really.
Mr. Transparency is showing his true colors everywhere we turn -- sadly, a far cry from his campaign pledge.
From behind closed door sessions on health care, to posting KEEP OUT signs to organizations who create real-world business solutions, to leading by example in inhibiting any chance for bipartisan policy changes along side Republicans, to lashing out and demonizing any and all criticism -- this President is unable to welcome opposing views and ideas to create the kind of change ALL Americans can believe in. It's like playing with a spoiled brat.
Fast forward to the grown up world, it's more like the phrase Sarah has coined in her book, Going Rogue -- calling it the Corrupt Bastards Club or just "CBC".
We can't even have a discussion and pose all the facts about climate change...none of it. The debate is over. The time is now. If we don't act now it will be too late. Where have we heard such fear mongering before?
Absolutely every topic of conversation in government is handled in the realm of FEAR -- even going so far back as the Iraq war and the Banking Bailout under Bush to the current Administration's actions for passing Stimulus legislation, Health Care and town hall meetings, to Cap & Trade Legislation, to the Copenhagen Climate debate.
Why does government instinctively go to fear?
Because fear makes us react -- we no longer merely respond after careful and deliberate contemplation and review -- we react; with knee jerk reactions and impulsive decisions that have long term consequences.
As I look out to my sunny day I ask where is the full debate on climate change? Where is the other side? Where are the alternative suggestions as to resolution and ways to respond -- intelligently and conscientiously and without adding in a reason to suspect deception or manipulation?
The other side has been told not to come. The other side gets to the door and sees "KEEP OUT". The other side is perceived and portrayed as naysayers and extremists all about getting in the way of true progress.
If that be true, why all the fear for even discussion then? What are all of you sitting pretty scientists, making bank to the tune of billions of dollars for climate change research, so afraid of? If your position is so solid, what is the problem with talking about it and answering a few questions from the other side? How long can you keep up just turning off our mic?
The emails recently leaked were not "illegally" hacked. Great Britain has such a thing as the Freedom of Information Act -- and while these emails may be quite scandalous in nature, they were voluntarily embedded within the material put out by the Climatic Research Unit connected to the University of East Anglica, UK. Somebody got to them with good reason -- to allow for full exposure and quite possibly an opportunity for real climate change discussion to take place. Man up.
A guy named Mike McGuire wrote a piece for Courierpress.com -- a local Evansville, Indiana News outlet. He's just one meteorologist. I don't know him. But I came across it this morning as my head was trying to wrap myself around the controversy of Global Warming, again. What I like about what he had to say was that it is written with simple explanations for simple folk like me -- check it out.
While you're at it, check out an article from June 24, 1974...TIME Magazine.
"However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.Really Sunshine, I am welcomed by the fact that Copenhagen has alot of issues going on right now. They can't even control keeping an alternative agreement from getting leaked out before it's time and against UN and Kyoto protocol already in place -- you can read all about that in this little article coming out of the conference just this morning.
Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest..." You can read more if you dare with a click.
Those behind closed door meetings can be full of hot air, can't they? Someone open a window.
It doesn't really matter what continues to go on in Copenhagen. The EPA has done enough damage overnight to affect change and destroy development and jobs for all Americans. We have a new playing field, a new clubhouse, a new paradigm to control the actions of the everyday American Industry -- how business gets done and how jobs are made (or destroyed as the case may be).
CO2 -- the element that comes out of our mouths and out of every horse's ass is now a pollutant. Enough said. The debate is over. Bye Bye common sense and American liberty for all.
Within the next few months, enough regulations will be put in play to offset any kind of climate change treaty amongst our friends and enemies. Couple that with Health Care legislation, and Americans will be so enslaved to our government (thank you Harry Reid for bringing that up) that we won't know which CBC to believe anymore (correction, we are there now).
With so many of us already finding ourselves Global Warming Skeptics even before the emails, I find it hard to believe the real fear mongers claiming that the world is going to end within fifty years still find themselves an open stage. Even though I am warmed by the audience showing signs of shrinking, I am infuriated by the lack of debate to look at all sides honestly and openly.
Being a skeptic doesn't make me evil.
The true cost forbidding honest debate about anything tells me that this administration will risk everything in order for the redistribution of wealth of all assets to take place. I feel quite certain that if Mr. Transparency was clear about his intentions during the campaign, Hillary would probably have taken the leading CBC position; then, of course, B would be standing for something else -- but that debate is long gone.
But it leads me to, with regards to the true cost of health care, it is somehow no longer a debate about those who are uninsured. Swiftly, the debate evolved into promoting the process of a public option -- an option that forces our free enterprise of the business of health to come to a screeching halt. While speaking of jobs, how can businesses expand or hire employees if one of their largest personnel expenses sits not only at risk under current obligations, but idly remains an unknown factor for the future?
Mr. Transparency might as well just ask those people who are uninsured to raise their hands and call Blue Cross; just be done with it already -- cover for the travesty of the twenty or thirty million of America's uninsured and call it a done deal. It would be alot cheaper to cover them in the light of day versus force all the rest of us -- the 270 million of us reasonably insured who merely have an issue with the waste, fraud and the inability to buy health insurance like a carton of orange juice -- be saddled with another government bureaucracy in the dark.
Ah orange juice; sunshine in a glass.
We need to wake up and smell the coffee bean growing knee deep in the jungles of the world. Global warming and cooling has come and gone and come and gone and come and gone long before evil industrialized nations gave out our first breath. The arrogance really...
...but the synchronicity.
Here we are with a hot head yet cool dude -- an insecure, disingenuous product of progressive parents -- who was somehow mistaken to be the great unite'r and elected leader of the greatest clubhouse of the entire free world is in place; and in full and upright position, he stands ready to take off for Copenhagen in order to create a new world order. He's just waiting for the perfect time to swoon in and make it so.
While here in the United States, our cars run more efficiently -- emitting less pollutants, even with more cars on the road than in the seventies. We are using are resources more efficiently -- even with 30% more population -- we are using less water than during our peak years of 1975 -1980.
We are even making more North Dakotans millionaires through efficient and safe methods of drilling for oil right here in America; notwithstanding Sarah's influences for changing the way Alaska's CBC and their selfish ties and allegiances to the oil companies left Alaskans vulnerable for years -- but not anymore.
Every little bit counts when it comes to changing America's reliance on the middle east for oil.
And have you listened to the Exxon-Mobil ads lately? They are full of quick witted light bulb moments of ordinary citizens realizing just how much we have in the way of resources right here in America -- along with offering safe, efficient ways to get to them. Right here in America! How long are we going to let misguided environmentalists and privileged liberal elite dictate how our free society lives and grows in every responsible way and outlet?
Sarah's book finishes with much to say about being a true environmentalist at heart, as one has to be in Alaska -- healthy, conservative, responsible reliance's on the land and products of the sea are paramount to their economy and way of life. In Sarah's words,
"In Alaska we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security...
It's not just for cars...We need petroleum, and if we don't drill for it here, we must import it from developing countries that have little to no environmental protections, that ravage the earth to extract oil, and that exploit workers with little or no regard for human rights. In denying domestic energy development, environmental groups are effectively just supporting irresponsible development overseas...I wanna be prosperous.
The way forward lies in energy independence. It will make us a more peaceful and more prosperous nation."
Responsibility isn't just about land, water and air -- it's also about our responsibility to our American way of life -- and honoring the freedoms and liberties we hold so dear. It's like the conversation we had a few days back about fate and free will - it's not one or the other. This is about the economy AND the environment and I very much believe we can have both. Matter of fact, history of the last thirty or forty years proves it.
Amidst global warming or cooling, America has been so enterprising, our technologies so state of the art, we use less and get more everyday -- and we should be going to Copenhagen proud of every bit of it.
Enslaving America to a world's agenda may be part of this administrations Utopian ideas of redistribution of wealth goals; but closer to home, it looks more like tyranny.
The good news, Sunshine, we've been here before; with a new day and a tall glass of OJ, a little anarchy awaits.
Make it a Good Day, G