So, How Out Of Touch IS Biden?

Let’s be clear right out of the gate here. I’m not going to talk about how Biden can’t remember his middle name, or who he’s married to. I’m talking simply about his policies here, and how they mesh with the feelings of the country.

Now, having said that, I’m fully aware that polls are really the evil genius behind the curtain in our country at the moment. The politicians that follow them and change their direction like a wind chime in a hurricane are useless. They never vote their convictions. In fact, most politicians don’t even have convictions any more. Which is one reason I LOVE people like my Senator, Krysten Sinema, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. They at the very least do have conviction and stick to it. I admire that.

So, here we go. Joe Biden wants to spend trillions of dollars on a bunch of stuff. What kind of stuff? Things like climate change, critical race theory, what should be taught at school versus what should be taught at home. He wants to spend money like crazy…do Americans agree or disagree with him on that?

Well, let’s look. As far as climate change, while about 40% say it’s a big, big deal, almost 60% say that climate change isn’t going to effect their lives in any way during their lifetime. Now, that’s coming from the unwashed masses that don’t have much in the way of unbiased education. It’s been more like indoctrination you’d find in China.

How about another topic? 52% of Americans now feel they disagree with the overall spending of $3.5 trillion, and don’t want Congress to pass the spending bill. That’s a majority that feels we are spending too much, and that they want to see us cut social spending to get our budget back in line, and they blame the inflation rate (now hovering around 5.6% for the month) as the culprit. That’s gotta be a slap in the face to Jokin’ Joe.

Need more proof? 81% of whites, 81% of blacks, and 87% of Hispanics believe that the best place for kids to learn to take pride in their ethnic or racial identity is at home. That means they don’t want ethnic or racial identity to be taught in schools. So much for critical race theory! Not only that, 70% of whites, 69% of blacks, and 70% of Hispanic think the schools these days pay too much attention to the differences between ethnic and racial groups and not enough to what they have in common. Again, that flies in the face of critical race theory. 85% of whites, 84% of blacks, and 78% of Hispanics will go a little further saying it is absolutely essential for public schools to teach kids… that whatever their ethnic or racial background, they are all part of one nation.

Oh, but there’s more! A recent poll found that 80% of respondents opposed using classrooms to promote political activism, 74% opposed teaching that white people are inherently privileged and people of color are inherently oppressed, and 69% opposed schools teaching that America was founded on racism and is structurally racist.

OK, let’s move on from schools. Joe Biden campaigned last year that he could “unite a divided America”. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans have lost faith in him. 64% of the country says we are more divided now than we were under Donald Trump. Only 11% think Biden has kept his promise on this one.

Let’s look at immigration. Rasmussen Reports does a weekly index on the subject. They likened 100 as the baseline number that says the laws are right in line with where they should be. If they are over 100, it means that we need looser immigration laws, and below 100 means we need tighter immigration laws. Currently, for the week of September 27-30, the Rasmussen Reports index dropped from 89.6 to 88.9, a drop of 7/10 of a point in just one week. That means Americans don’t feel Biden is doing enough to keep illegals out of the country, and they want to see more done to tighten immigration policies. That flies in the face of Biden’s open door policy on our southern border.

Do any of these polls mesh with Joe Biden’s view of America? I’d say it doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Hispanic, Republican, Democrat, educated or not. Most Americans don’t view the programs Joe Biden is touting as anything that we need to be doing. Here we have a guy that says he can bring people together, but what he’s actually doing is tearing the country apart with his ideas. That in my world is a very dangerous man.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But What Can I Do About It?

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out with a rather damning report on the state of “climate change” the other day, and it has all sorts of people who buy into that sort of thing wondering what they can do about it as individuals. I have the answer for them.

Not a damn thing.

See, the UNIPCC has made one giant mistake in their report which declared a “code red for humanity” because of climate change. That mistake was so huge, it basically destroys the credibility of the rest of the report. It blamed climate change on human activity. That’s a totally false premise.

Now, before the eco-terrorists out there get all lathered up, let me explain. I’m not saying that humans polluting the earth aren’t causing damage to it. I’m a firm believer that our Creator has given us this world, and we are the stewards of it. We need to take care of it and protect it from any harm we may do. We need to make sure we have clean water to drink, fresh clean air to breath, and a world that is like we found it. But we need to realize something else.

We aren’t the only reason there is climate change. In fact, we’re not much of a reason for it. Climate changes. That’s what the whole definition of “climate” is. And climate on Earth has changed for billions of years. We have had ice ages, we have thawed out of those ice ages. The Great Lakes, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, were created by thawing ice. Mankind wasn’t around back then when it froze, or when it thawed. There were no jets, no SUV’s, no factories, no pollution caused by man. So how did climate change back then?

No honorable scientist has been able to come up with a cogent answer to that one. They want us to believe that if we don’t stop driving cars, and flying in jets, and we need to get rid of those damn cows that fart all day long, we’re not long for this world. They’ve been saying that for decades. We’re still here. If you would have listened to these eco-terrorists back in the 1970’s and 1980’s they said by the year 2000 we’d be dead. Earth would cease to exist. They said that the polar ice caps would melt, and cities like New York, Miami, Los Angeles would be nothing more than ocean Arizona would be the new ocean-front property. And they were dead wrong.

The actual truth is, the Earth can take care of itself. It’s not an excuse to pollute. It’s not a reason to poison the water or the air with chemicals that can not only kill us, but every living creature here. But the actual truth, as outlined by former eco-terrorist, and former climate change activist, Michael Shellenberger is that mankind isn’t at fault here. So why the cry from scientists?

Follow the money.

Where do the scientists get the cash to conduct their research? How do they make a living? Most of them get it from governments who give them grants to do their research. And what happens if these same scientists show up with research that counters what the governments want to show? They lose those grants. They lose their money. They are ostracized from their community. And why do governments do this in the first place?

Power.

If a government can keep you from traveling, and keep you from enjoying the God-given freedoms that you have been handed, not by governments, but by God Himself, they have more power and more control over you. THAT is the actual truth.

So, put this report from the UN exactly where it belongs…in the recycling bin. They killed more trees publishing this report than the entirety of the United Nations ever planted. They should be ashamed!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Or Is It?

Well, can you believe this? Yesterday’s blog focused in on what Joe Biden said was the biggest threat to America. Remember? It was “white supremacy”. Apparently, Joe is ready to walk that back already? He said that was what members of the intelligence community told him.

Well, on Wednesday of this past week, Ol’ Joe was speaking to members of the military. Here’s what he had to say:

“When I went over to the tank in the Pentagon when I was first was elected vice president with President Obama, the military sat us down and let us know what the greatest threats facing America were, the greatest physical threats,” he said. “This is not a joke. You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest physical threat facing America was? Global warming. 

“There will be significant population movements, fights over land, millions of people leaving places because they’re literally sinking below the sea in Indonesia, because of the fights over what is arable land anymore.”

I get it that Joe sometimes doesn’t know where he is, or who he’s speaking to, or what he’s speaking about. But this is supposed to be the “greatest threat facing America”! I mean, c’mon, already!

Here’s the problem. Democrats in general, and Biden in particular have all come together to fill our heads with these threats because they know if they say, “Oh, we’re killing polar bears because we’re heating up the earth’s atmosphere”, no one will listen. If they tell us what noted environmentalist and former climate change guru, Michael Shellenberger has said, which is basically that there is no man-made global warming or climate change, we basically will go on driving little Jimmy to soccer practice and little Jenny to her dance lessons in that nasty old SUV. More on that later. So, the threats keep getting greater and greater, and more and more dire. It gets to the point where we realize that the sky really isn’t falling, and Chicken Little was just a Democrat.

Apparently, America isn’t buying it. That’s because if you go back and look over the last 10 years (with the exception of last year because of COVID), SUV and truck sales in this country have skyrocketed. No one listens to people like this Greta character in Norway, or Al Gore, or now, Joe Biden.

Our greatest threat isn’t white supremacy. It isn’t black lives matter. It isn’t climate change (which is natural and we can’t do a damn thing about). Our biggest threat today is Russia and China, and Iran and North Korea. Our biggest threat domestically are liberal snowflakes that are upset over every little thing, and think that they know better than anyone else about every topic in the world. It’s people like Nancy Pelosi who screams that we should follow the science, until the science shows that she’s been wrong all these years. Then she conveniently moves on to another topic.

As for Joe Biden, isn’t it about time for him to be led back into his basement?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Final Infrastructure Bill No Where Near Biden’s Wish List

When Joe Biden released his wish list infrastructure bill, it included $2.3 trillion in new spending. While that figure is huge, and really a budget buster, it wasn’t the problem. The main problem came in as to how Biden was defining the word “infrastructure”. And while the House of Representatives would pass anything sent to it from the White House, pretty much along party lines, the Senate is a different story.

Republicans have been meeting with Biden, telling him that $2.3 trillions wasn’t going to fly. Especially when only 5% of the spending was going to go toward actual infrastructure spending. You know…things like roads, bridges, airports, that sort of thing? Biden’s original plan had all sorts of stuff that ranged from Green New Deal efforts, to union kickbacks, and “jobs creation” that ballooned the figure beyond reason.

After the first few meetings, Biden’s team dropped the cost from $2.3 trillion down to $1.7 trillion. But it still had a huge amount of what was considered by many to be bloated pig fat. There were paybacks to Democrat cities who were near bankruptcy, there was all sorts of pork involving climate change spending, and just a little bit left over for what would be considered true “infrastructure”. The GOP still balked at that.

Republicans went ahead and proposed their own plan which was along the lines of between $500-600 billion. That left off all of the climate change, union kickback, and jobs creation stuff. Arguing that right now the problem isn’t jobs creation…there are so many unfilled jobs out there right now it doesn’t make sense. The problem is, after being paid not to work for a year, a lot of lower wage Americans want to continue down that road and don’t want to go back to work (apparently Oprah IS that exciting???). That figure didn’t fly with Biden.

So, the GOP is back again. They upped the ante to about $1 trillion utilizing already passed COVID relief money that doesn’t seem to be needed any longer. And they threw a few monkey wrenches at Biden as well. They kept the Trump tax cuts of 2017 in place. The Republican plan would focus more on actual infrastructure as is normally defined, cutting out a lot of fat…over 50% of the original Biden plan.

Biden now has a choice. He had a “target date” of Monday to get the deal done. But the two sides are still very far apart, and it doesn’t appear that they will get to the point that the bill will actually get passed by Monday, unless there is a miracle. And while miracles don’t usually happen in DC, they can get some things eventually done. This would be one example of Biden holding up a campaign promise of working across the aisle to achieve bi-partisan agreement.

What Biden seems to have failed to learn in 47 years in DC is something very simple…and something Democrats are expert at. It’s called incrementalism. Don’t go for the major bill that’s 10,000 pages long. Pass something small now, and add to it up the road in small chunks. I always liken it to the seat belt laws that are basically in place pretty much everywhere. When automakers started putting seat belts in cars back in the 1960’s, they weren’t used very much. People hated the lack of mobility. Then they passed a law that said you had to have a seat belt on, but police couldn’t stop you for that. It had to be for another type of violation. That went away and voila! Seat belts are now law pretty much everywhere. I think New Hampshire is the only state that doesn’t require you as an adult, to wear a seat belt.

Will there be an infrastructure bill this term? Yeah, probably. And yes, our kids and grandkids will be paying the price for neglecting our infrastructure over the decades. But at least it will have more to do with actual infrastructure, and less to do with climate change and jobs!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Convenient Science

I’ve said about two million times that I’m a guy that believes in consistency. If you believe one way, I’m fine with that. Just make sure that when the same situation crops up, but happens to the other party, or in another situation, you use the same logic. Let’s look at a recent example.

Nancy Pelosi, admittedly not a mental giant, has screamed along with the uber leftists like Al Gore and AOC (again, not people with high intelligence quotients) that they want us to believe “the science” when it comes to “climate global change warming” or whatever they’ve decided to call it this week.

They’ve been at this for decades. In fact, it’s been so long that a lot of the computer models that they dragged out in the 1980s and 1990s are no longer accurate because we’re all supposed to be underwater by now. But that being said, Democrats were screaming for us to “believe the science”. Of course, when people like Michael Shellenberger, who championed climate change for 20 years, came out and said that he was sorry…it was all a hoax, they villified him.

Well, if we are supposed to believe the science on climate change, why aren’t we supposed to believe the science when it comes to COVID-19? Why is it that when the CDC, the NIH, and all of the best known minds in medicine say that it’s ok to open schools back up this fall, we hear from the left that it’s not a good idea? Why are they screaming at us to keep things closed down if “science” is telling us it’s ok?

The reason is simple.

The reason is because they don’t want the economy to grow. They want everybody indoors so they can foist a mail-in campaign this fall rather than have you get off your couch and go to a polling place. They want everyone, including kids to shelter in place because they know a dumbed down society is a lot easier to control than an intelligent society that questions motives.

And that is frankly, why they are inconsistent. My problem with politicians on both sides of the aisle, but more likely Democrats is, they are exceedingly inconsistent. They screeched about how during Bill Clinton’s impeachment, there didn’t need to be witnesses. Yet when the shoe was on the other foot and Donald Trump was impeached, it was a sham because they didn’t have witnesses. They do this all the time.

Nancy Pelosi back in the first week of February wants to call Donald Trump a racist for not allowing flights into this country from China, and yet, when it’s proven by science that the move probably save countless lives. She goes on to invite people the first week of February to come to Chinatown in San Francisco (if you can avoid stepping in human feces and used drug needles), and party down. Yet, she rails against Donald Trump for not shutting things down soon enough (he started shutting things down in January). Gil Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles, even allowed the LA Marathon to be run on March 6th. And Joe Biden, who has repeatedly criticized the Trump administration on not shutting down soon enough, was campaigning until the second week in March! Major League Baseball shut down before Biden did!

No, if we’re going to be asked to go along with “science”, which as Shellenberger has told us is a hoax and a power grab for the left, shouldn’t we believe “science” when the CDC, the National Institute of Health, and every credible medical mind in the country says it’s ok to open the schools this fall?

Or are we to believe Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are more credible?

Just sayin’.

Oh, and don’t forget…I release to the world, almost a full week before Biden does, his pick to be his Vice Presidential running mate. And yes… you’re going to be surprised. It happens tomorrow!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Wanna Know How The GOP Will Win Over Millennials?

Millennials are the group that are primarily interested with the country going socialist. About 40% of them are interested in adopting at least some socialist policies being thrust upon the American public by the likes of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But are they really unwinnable as far as the Republicans are concerned? And if they aren’t, what does the GOP have to do in order to get them over to their side?

First of all, the answer is yes…they are winnable. They aren’t dyed in the wool socialists, or even dyed in the wool liberals. They care about different stuff than most of the older generations care about, and they care about it in a different way. But they do care about some things. Like the environment.

And therein lies the problem for most Republicans. When you think about environmental issues, what is the first thing that pops into your head? You are right if you said “climate change”. However, while Millennials will say that they care deeply about that subject, the more conservative and more intelligent among us don’t have to buy into this “New Green Deal” that is being bandied about in Washington. There are better things to say to get the Millennials over to your side.

For instance, sayint that you are in favor of cleaning up the beaches, making sure that we stop dumping plastic into our oceans, and that we clean up our water supply all matters. Saying that we need to do something about the billions of plastic straws that are clogging our land fills, or we need to stop buying water in those cheap single-use bottles. We need to come up with better solutions to those issues than what we’re doing.

You can point to Flint, Michigan, and the lead in their drinking water, and make the comment that we need to make sure that ALL Americans are afforded the opportunity to drink pure, clean water without the threat of lead, mercury, or other toxicities in it. You need to tell them that you’re for stopping needless air pollution from factories that could install scrubbers and help reduce the pollution that spews into the atmosphere.

I mean, who could be against that stuff?

And when you say that, you’re talking about cleaning up the environment. You’re not saying anything stupid, like getting rid of airplanes, or not being able to drive an SUV to little Jimmy’s soccer game this weekend. You’re not saying stupid, unscientific things like New York City, and Miami are going to be underwater by 2020. I mean, they’ve heard all of that crap, and it hasn’t been true. It’s been Chicken Little crying that the sky is falling for decades. And the Al Gores’ and the AOC’s of the world that really don’t have a clue what they’re talking about are just losing credibility.

In short, you can be in favor of a clean environment without having to buy into this climate change garbage. Or should I say, this notion that climate change is the result of mankind.

If the Republicans started telling the world that they are for a cleaner environment for everybody…that this isn’t a political problem, it’s a human problem, you’ll win that group over. And who in hell would be against clean air, clean water and unpolluted oceans? Yeah…that’s what I thought!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Beto’s Attempt At Lifesaving

It’s a pretty old adage in politics. When you’re down and close to being out, you have to act like a football player in the fourth quarter down by a bunch of points. You start throwing bombs. You take chances. You bring out the big guns. Because if you let any opportunity slip away, you are going to go down in flames. Better you lose having thrown all of the crap you’ve got at the wall, and none of it sticks, than not to throw anything, and you still die a whimpering death.

Such is the position Beto O’Rourke finds himself in. Just a few short weeks ago, he was the darling of the Democrat party…being likened to a younger, sexier, JFK. There is no doubt that he is a good looking guy, and carries himself well. That is probably what allowed him to hold a single day fund raising record…until Bernie Sanders announced HIS candidacy and broke the record…and then Joe Biden announced HIS candidacy and broke the record again.

So, now Beto finds himself in the unenviable position that he has to win the nomination, but he has to actually GET to the primaries before he can do that. Even that is within doubt. Two of his highest campaign officials have already left his campaign to seek their fortunes with other candidates. And what do you do when you are in need of lifesaving?

Throw those bombs.

So, Beto has decided to toss out the “climate change bomb”. Yes, you’ve heard that tired old play before. He needs five trillion dollars to right the ship. He wants the US to be “carbon neutral” by 2050, which is funny since you and I (and he) are all made of carbon. He wants to get half way there by the end of 2029.

It’s a long bomb pass to a well covered receiver at best. I doubt anything is going to happen with this particular policy announcement because there hasn’t been anything that’s happened to climate change, or global warming or whatever the left leaning snowflakes are calling it this week. We’ve been told the sky was falling so often on this thing, it’s amazing the snowflakes on the coasts still have a home to call their own. Shouldn’t Ohio be beachfront property by now?

Look, Beto O’Rourke, like the leftist liberal snowflakes that all ran to jump on the bandwagon is late to the party, forgot his invitation. This is going to be a fight between two seventy-somethings as to who can win over the twenty-somethings. Anyone younger than that isn’t going to be invited to this dance. Beto… it’s another loss for you, pal…and those are starting to pile up. Maybe you should aim your sights a little lower, like City Council or School Board?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Pope Francis: Stick To Religion

I know that Pope Francis has a background in science, and that gives him some credibility when it comes to talking about certain issues. Climate change is not one of them. And when the Vatican is facing the types of problems that it’s currently facing with all of the world-wide sex abuse scandals it’s been dealing with, methinks that the Holy See should be more concerned with fixing their own house and not casting stones elsewhere.

My disclaimer here is, I’m not Catholic, never been Catholic, never will be Catholic. Having said that, I have a great deal of respect for the Catholic Church, and of the office of the Pontiff, but I’m not so certain I can say the same thing about it’s current resident. Pope Francis has a major scandal on his hands, and has on several occasions turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse that his priests, bishops, and cardinals have foisted on the world. It isn’t just a problem in the United States. It’s endemic of the church as a whole.

Here in this country, at the annual meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the group was stunned when just before voting on a code of conduct that basically would ban any sexual imposition by priests, bishops, or cardinals. Just prior to the vote, the Vatican sent word that the Pope didn’t want that to happen. In essence, he told the bishops that they shouldn’t be voting on the code of conduct in the first place.

And yet, on Monday of this week, the Pontiff comes out in an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and says that climate change and nuclear war are the two biggest problems facing the world today.

Now, I’m not about to argue that nuclear war is a big problem (or at least the threat of it). But climate change has been itself changed over and over and over in computer models and in scientific laboratories. And when the Pope is faced with such an all-inclusive scandal as he currently is, and apparently doesn’t want to do anything about it, except sweep it under the rug, I have a problem with that.

Catholics the world over should be asking the question why the Church isn’t doing something to punish those responsible, and to insure that it doesn’t happen ever again. After all, we are pushing that through the #MeToo movement in this country, right? I fully agree that sexual abuse and harassment of any kind is wrong and needs to be stopped. And when there are provable accusations, as seem to be in the Catholic church’s case, where boys and girls have been sexually abused, something needs to be done. The perpetrators of such crimes need to be tried, and if found guilty, locked up. It’s not enough that the Church pay off those that were abused.

So, Pope Francis, let’s cut out criticizing the rest of the world’s problems until you get your own house in order. Until you can stop denying that you have a problem, and let the Church fix what’s wrong with it, you have no credibility. Stick to religion… and right your own ship!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

NOAA Falsifies Data….AGAIN!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…better known as NOAA, has done it again. They have falsified data on our “mean temperatures” to indicate that global warming…or climate change…or whatever name is in vogue out there at the moment, is out of control. And once again, they’ve been caught. They’ve fudged the “mean temperature” by 2.5 degrees over the past year.

The eco-terrorists out there have been playing this game from the beginning. All sorts of countries from South America to the Lapland, have falsified their temperature readings to show that this global warming is actually occuring…then they are accusing you and me of causing it because we drive little Jimmy to soccer practice in an SUV. All the while, eco-idiots like Al Gore fly around the globe in private jets laying down more of a carbon footprint in a month than we will ever cause in a lifetime. But it’s ok for him to do it…it’s all in the name of saving mankind. And, of course, it keeps his name out there and gives him something to do.

Here’s the truth about “global warming”, or whatever word you want to call it. Climate changes. That’s what climate does. It’s the actual definition of the word. And if you want to study it, you’ll find out that Mother Earth can take care of herself. One minute she can spew billions of tons of ash and poisonous gas into the atmosphere with a volcanic eruption…pollution that would take us decades to cause. And she can also cleanse herself. And there’s another mystery to add to this as well.

It’s called an “ice age”. We are coming out of the last ice age that started about 10,000 years ago. I’ve said this before in previous blogs, but the eco-terrorists don’t want you to figure it out because it blows holes in their theories. What happens when you come out of an ice age? Anyone? Yes…the atmosphere and the temperatures rise. Otherwise, you couldn’t come out of the ice age. And that’s what has been happening. Why aren’t they telling you about that?

The reason is simple. Liberals need money to promote their agenda. And since they don’t have unlimited supply, they need to create a way to get it. If they can tax us (we ARE after all, carbon forms!) by taxing carbon…they can basically tax every living person and thing on this planet. And they will have unlimited money to achieve every liberal’s ultimate goal: wealth redistribution. They want to take from the 1% and give it to the bottom 10%. Taxing carbon through carbon credits is the ultimate way to do that, since everybody on the planet has a carbon footprint. It’s all one big lie to grab your money. Oh, you don’t have to believe me…you can think those of us who know better are “deniers” but in the end, you’ll see. You’ll be losing your freedoms, losing your cars, losing the ability to travel by air, and you’ll be paying for the nose for that privilege.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!