This is an open letter to Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State.
Back in 1998, you gave an interview during which you said this: But I do think we always have to keep competing interests in balance. I’m a big pro-balance person. That’s why I love the founders — checks and balances; accountable power. Anytime an individual or an institution or an invention leaps so far out ahead of that balance and throws a system, whatever it might be — political, economic, technological –out of balance, you’ve got a problem, because then it can lead to the oppression people’s rights, it can lead to the manipulation of information, it can lead to all kinds of bad outcomes which we have seen historically. So we’re going to have to deal with that.
Do you remember?
We ask because it sure looks like in its first year, the Obama Administration failed to pay heed to these words.
Where were the checks and balances that the Obama Administration payed attention to? The Administration overreached on health care reform, turning it into a truly deformed monstrosity. The Administration overreached when it told secured investors at GM and Chrysler to go to the back of the bus because the Administration had other plans for the money. Where was the balance, Mrs. Clinton?
Did you mean it? If you meant what you said more than 10 years ago, have you changed? Do you still believe it? And if you do, do you have the President’s ear, Mrs. Clinton?
We ask because this President seems to be very full of himself, even now, after the drubbing he got in Virginia, South Carolina and most of all, in Massachusetts. When he was talking with Stephanopolis a couple days ago, he said this: We were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values.
Are you kidding us, Mr. President? And Mrs. Clinton, are you unable to talk any sense into this man? And if not, would it not be honorable (and good for your career) to resign?
The President – Mr. Narcissist in Chief – is going to tell us what our core values are? He – and you, Mrs. Clinton – don’t have to look far to discover what our core values are. We told you in Massachusetts. We don’t need another professorial lecture by the Messiah. We don’t want this pretender to Zeus’ throne dictating from on high what our core values are, and we don’t want him trying to change our core values. We want him to execute on our core values:
- Free Enterprise
- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
- No overreaching
- Knowing who’s paying your salaries
- No blatant sweetheart deals for unions, lawyers (like lawyers can’t take care of themselves), and others at the expense of We the People
Don’t you get it, Mrs. Clinton, and if you do, don’t you remember what you told reporters those many years ago? Don’t you remember? Did you mean it? What are you going to do about it? Can’t you talk some sense into this bumblebrain before he wrecks the country over the next three years? After all, if you’re going to be President one day, don’t you want to have a real country to govern – or are you, also, enamored with Venezuela as a model for this country?
The ScienceDaily.com website (one of our favorite venues) has an entry about climate variability accounting for the colder than normal weather that the authors say has led some of us to doubt that global warming is real. They say, in effect, that even with a trend-line going up, one can expect variability around the trend-line.
We consider this last proposition reasonable. We agree, from the lay perspective we have, that climate appears as a highly variable set of processes and phenomena. So if global warming was real, we think it would be reasonable to see variability.
But the problem for climatologists, as distinct from environmentalists, is that climatology has been hijacked by the environmentalism movement, which is a quasi-religious, overtly-political, nothing-to-do-with science set of memes that undermine huge numbers of laypeople’s ability to ascertain real scientific endeavor from the political memes that attempt to mimic it. After all, those who think of CO2 as a villainous element should be required to calmly discuss this: http://bit.ly/6Tjat9 (also from ScienceDaily.com).
We at O-t-c have a great fondness and respect for scientific endeavor and for scientists generally – when the science is done per the scientific method. When it is politicized, we consider those involved to be on the order of Bernie Madoff – cheaters in the extreme, who deserve nothing but ridicule and imprisonment for trying to steal billions of dollars for their pet projects.
Do the right thing, boys and girls. Do the right thing.
We call on CLIMATOLOGISTS to start doing whatever they can to shut down the environmentalists in their midst and tell them to stand down, to stop making the science unintelligible. It is up to the CLIMATOLOGISTS and the METEOROLOGISTS to lay out methods of research (which would not be skewed toward showing that global warming was real, but would be aimed at finding out what is going on with weather and climate using null hypotheses and other generally accepted rubrics in the scientific method). Hyperbole, data suppression, data alteration, suppression of dissent, calling people you disagree with names, are the acts of those in the area of politics – not in the arena of science.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the ENVIRONMENTALISTS want to have taxpayers transfer enormous amounts of wealth to the have-nots because of their political memes. This is unacceptable, and CLIMATOLOGISTS should be at the vanguard of shutting this effort down.
As long as climatologists (and ecologists gtenerally) do not distinguish themselves from and distance themselves from the environmentalism religo-political movement, laypeople around the world will be correctly suspicious.
One of the reasons we don’t believe that there’s any such thing as “global warming” as a real planetary trend (as distinct from a short term blip) is this story.
The fools behind the global warming boondoggle seem to want to have it in every way that’s advantageous to them with ZERO regard for the people who will be footing the bill for their idiotic policies.
This so reminds us of Marie Antoinette when she infamously said, “Let them eat cake,” or more recently, when the Reagan Administration called “catsup” a vegetable in the context of school lunches for poverty stricken people.
The Copenhagen crowd form the quintissential archetype of the word “elite,” and our answer to them is that they should go to Hades in a blazing chariot of fire. Their skin should melt and peel from their souls, and their cries should be heard by no one other than arch-liberals who like lemmings want to follow them off the cliff.
You can’t have it in every way that’s advantageous to you and disadvantageous to those who are going to foot the bill. When you have your stupid meetings in places like Tijuana or South Central Los Angeles; when you dine on hot dogs, baked beans and macaroni and cheese instead of caviar, let’s talk. Until then; go to hell.
Apparently “being black” means you’d better live on the Democrat plantation. According to that arbiter of all things good and pure, Jesse “The Race Card Dealer from the Bottom fo the Deck” Jackson has called Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) on his carpet (not the carpet, because we believe that Jackson doesn’t own the carpet), saying “We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill,” Jackson said at a reception Wednesday night. “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.” Check it out.
We’ve seen this done before in the movies. Inherit the Wind had this scene:
Henry Drummond: Is that the way of things? God tells Brady what is good; to be against Brady is to be against God!
Matthew Harrison Brady: No! Every man is a free agent!
Henry Drummond: Then what is Bertram Cates doing in the Hillsboro Jail?
Replace Drummond with Morgan Freeman and Brady with Jessee Jackson, and tell us there’s no similarity. God tells Rev. Jackson what is good for black men. And Jesse Jackson tells other black men. Sigh – this is so bo-o-o-oring.
Give up the blasted hyphens, won’t you? Don’t be a black-American or a African-American. Be an AMERICAN, blast it all! Just that. An American. That is the highest public rank you can have in our society. It is the only public rank that we at O-t-c will ever honor. If you come to us and call yourself a hyphenated American, we’ll toss you on your ear, tell you to read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and look at yourself in the mirror. And if you continue to come to us as a hyphenated American, we’ll reserve a dunce cap with your name on it.
In our view, you’re an American or you’re not. You might be an American with relatively recent African heritage behind you. But what is in your mind, your heart, and your soul? These are the only things that matter to us at O-t-c. What are your intentions? What are your aspirations? Must you be “of the herd” or do you have a mind, heart and soul of your own? Do you really need to live on an idiot’s plantation anymore?
This is precisely why we love Morgan Freeman – a man with darker pigment than many, who has thrown away his hyphen to attain the highest rank avaiable to any citizen: American.
While we do not for a minute believe that the health insurance industry is pure of heart, and while we do not believe that it is free of corruption, at least because it is a private sector entity, it can be sued and redress can at least be potentially found.
But the Federal government? Especially under the President and the Evil Wicked Witch of the West? There’s no comparison. Especially with the collusion and complicity of the mainstream fringe media that has been in the tank for Obama from the jump. (We have not forgotten the wonderful thing they did in standing with FoxNews when the Putz-in-Chief tried to grant interviews with the pay czar while explicitly excluding FoxNews. That was amazing. Beautiful. A wonder to behold. And these venues should really think about this long and hard (we’ll go into that in our next entry.))
But Obama plays as fast with the facts as anyone else in this monkeybone debate. Among the monkeybones: Obama, Pelosi, the AMA, Geithner, Paulson, pretty much all of the czars, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Maxine Watters, and the Wicked Witch of the West’s newest sidekick: Rep. Alan Grayson. (Sidenote: we haven’t seen enough of this guy. He needs more face time with the media as we believe he is one of the most effective players on our side. We are wondering if Pelosi personally coached him in stupidity. But enough gushing. Let’s get back to the story at hand. Just remember Rep. Grayson – we want to see much more of you on TV. Please. Do it to for Obama. Thanks.)
Unlike when private industry does something wrong, you can’t easily get redress from the Federal government when it does something wrong. This is one of our biggest objections to the evil public option, brewed in her cauldron by the hag Pelosi.
They are really big on shouting about the unseemly profits of health insurance companies. But, of course, there are facts. And Pelosi, and probably the idiot Grayson, don’t like facts. But here they are: the health insurance industry apparently isn’t making all the unseemly profits that the Dems say they are (what a surprise). (Note: the AP is not exactly a right wing organization.) But with a sycophantic mainstream fringe media siding with the Dems instead of being a watchdog on the Federal government no matter who’s in office, the myths created by the Putz, the Witch and the new Boy Wonder gain undo traction. Thankfully, the mainstream fringe media no longer has a lock on the information that We the People can access.
Just one set of facts that fence sitters ought to consider as they look at the health care deformity efforts.