Saturday, May 22, 2010

It's Chimp v. U.S. Government in Hurricane Prediction Battle of the Titans

The National Center for Public Policy Research wants to make the point that climate science is in its infancy, so it makes little sense for Congress to adopt hugely-expensive cap-and-trade policies based upon it.

If NOAA's prediction turns out to be more accurate than the one by "Dr. Hansimian" (actually a movie chimp named Kenzie), the National Center says, the Center will post a prominent mea culpa on its website. If Dr. Hansimian's prediction is better, it challenges NOAA to make the chimp an honorary member of its hurricane forecasting team.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Che Guevara, Killer

Read the inspiring story of 20-year-old Tony Chao Flores, brave anti-communist hero, murdered by Che Guevara, modern hero of the idiot left.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

More Media Chutzpah

Let us get this straight. New Jersey's Star-Ledger newspaper got the video clip of Governor Chris Christie pulled from YouTube claiming copyright because Christie was scolding one of its reporters?

By that standard, the conservative movement owns the copyright to everything the New York Times has ever written.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Will Congress Create Another Economic Bubble?

Tom Borelli of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project and Stuart Varney of Varney & Co. on Fox discuss one of the bigger downsides of a cap-and-trade plan -- the possibility that the whole thing will come crashing down at some future point, harming (often innocent, or at least, naive) investors in the process.

Carbon dioxide has no economic value now. If cap-and-trade is adopted, the government will be placing upon it an artificial value. We already know companies will line up to invest in it, as GE, Goldman Sachs, Duke Energy and others have been lobbying to make certain any cap-and-trade bill Congress adopts has terms favorable (at least temporarily) to them. But at some future date, Congress will change its mind about cap-and-trade, Carbon dioxide will become valueless. Who will be left holding the bag?

Small investors who invested their retirement money, perhaps?

For more about Tom Borelli's work, including other videos, go here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Welfare State

is dead.

But the liberals refuse to bury it.