Monday, March 31, 2008

Around the World Wide Web 56

1. How much money does America give to the Palestinians every year? In return we get this crude propaganda about a child killing Bush and turning the White House into a mosque.

2. The story about the 84-year old marine stopping a robber with a much-deserved kick in the groin is getting a lot of notice on the web. But the fact that it is big news says something about modern culture. 200 years ago if a robber was shot to death, no one would have thought twice about it. A man's right to self-defense was taken for granted then. Today a victim fights back and people are shocked. It's a measure of how altruism, moral relativism and subjectivism have warped us.

3. John McCain advocates vast economic regulations to fight global warming -- then he calls it a "market-based solution."

McCain, who once admitted that he "doesn't really understand economics," claimed the solution to the "looming threat" of climate change is to "unleash the power and innovation of the marketplace."

Unfortunately, McCain's plan fails to free anything. In fact, his big government climate policy would mitigate not global warming but economic growth.


McCAIN CLAIMS THE Climate Stewardship Act is a market-based solution to global warming. It is anything but. He would have the government cap emissions; create the emissions market and rake off the profits; and control clean energy research.

If he really wants to put forward free market alternatives, they do exist. He could advocate the elimination of government market interventions that obstruct emission reductions and discourage the adoption of lower emission technologies.

McCain is not only a statist, he is a dishonest one who uses free market language to sell his restrictions on the free market!

The only way to "unleash the power and innovation of the marketplace" is for the government to GET OUT OF THE WAY. McCain, just like Clinton and Obama, thinks the state must intervene and regulate -- two euphemisms for dictate.

4. What was the purpose of Earth Hour, an hour on Saturday, March 29th, when people were supposed to turn out their lights? Like recycling and "reducing one's carbon footprint" it's a useless, symbolic crusade aimed at changing the way people think. Environmentalists continually push sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice, hoping that people will accept voluntary deprivation of their standard of living for "the environment" or "the planet."

5. Al Gore's latest:

Former Vice President Al Gore is launching a $300 million, bipartisan campaign to try to push climate change higher on the nation’s political agenda.

Notice that it's "bipartisan." Involved are Pat Robertson and Newt Gingrich. (Remember when Gingrich led the "Republican Revolution"? What a joke.)

6. "Dem Elite Working for June Solution."

Hoping to avoid a summer-long bloodbath for the Democratic presidential nomination, some party leaders such as Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen have urged a convention of superdelegates in June, after the caucuses and primaries are over.

In other words, Bredesen wants a real convention that will pick the Democrat candidate so that the other convention can be a meaningless party infomercial, the way conventions are supposed to be these days.

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