Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A Warning (Another Update)

I plan on updating this post periodically as I come across examples that are relative to go overarching premise. So please stop by every so often.

I have a handful of friends and acquaintances who call themselves liberals or progressives. These folks could very well be blissfully unaware about what is eventually going to happen. And based on what I am finding across the news feeds, is already beginning to happen.

Update 8 Jun 2021: Interesting article about a low level celebrity who got cancelled. Digging a little deeper, the person who hyped the cancellation process doesn't seem to be a very nice person. Typical of those who search high and wide for someone, anyone, to cancel. People like this are petty, and probably unhappy, unless they can make others suffer.

NOTE: I don't use the term liberal any longer for those on the other side of the political debate. It is a term that no longer applies to today's progressive. For those who might still believe in free speech and so forth like a classic liberal, well, you made your bed, you are sleeping under the same sheets. Nor do I use democrat, JFK would be turning over in his grave right now.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Green Energy Issues

I've been wondering if any of my progressive friends, who support; no, actually demand, most, if not all tenets of the so-called green new deal be implemented immediately are knowingly supportive of getting the rare earth metals necessary for "clean" energy from a government that is hostile to the USA and our rapidly diminishing shared values. 

I'm sure most of you are aware that China uses slave labor to mine these minerals. On top of that, their environmental track record is completely abysmal. Recently, a report on so-called green house gases shows that China emits more detrimental pollution into the atmosphere than all of the other industrialized nations of the world. Combined! 

To counter these issues, mineral extraction must occur in places other than China. But that comes with a cost, both measurable and esoteric. 

We don't have to accept minerals being mined by slave labor. The minerals are available right here, in the USA. But since we did away with slavery over 150 years ago (a very good thing), we will have to pay miners an appropriate wage to dig up the dirt. This alone will drive up the cost significantly, since China pays their miners almost nothing. 

We have almost no infrastructure to refine these minerals due to costs savings and environmental regulations. I don't think there is a smelter left standing in the USA that is capable of processing raw materials. The few companies that do mine rare earth metals (3 at last count), ship the raw materials to China for processing. This process is EXTREMELY dirty. Are progressives, in their zeal to make everything green, willing to allow mining, and the processing of the raw materials, to occur in the USA? Or will this be a case of NIMBY? Are you willing to pay the costs associated with process of resource extraction? Or will you close your eyes and turn their heads to the issues of how China turns the raw material into usable metals? 

Recently it seems that Former VP Biden is willing to let China be our source of these rare earth metals. He has published an EO that will continue to make extremely difficult to mine rare earth metals in the USA. 

When a company wants to mine minerals in the USA the permit process can take 15-20 years. I believe it was in 2017 that the Trump administration attempted to streamline the permitting process. While Trump wanted us to be be energy independent, it seems that he might also been aware electric vehicles (EV) was a movement that could not be ignored. His thinking might have been; if this is where we are going, why not cut ties to hostile regimes and mine what we can here, in the USA. This EO was later overturned by former VP Biden's puppet masters. 

Former VP Biden has said that EV can be cheaper than gas powered vehicles by 2035. Is he, and his advisors looking at the increased costs if we do (and should) cut ties with China. 

Are you willing, to achieve carbon neutrality, to accept salve labor? Are you OK with even more pollution from China as the needed minerals are extracted from the ground? Are you willing to accept these things so you can feel good and pat yourself on the back, saying what a good steward of the environment am l?. 

I ask these questions because so far nobody has been able to answer them. When these valid points are made, there is no rebuttal. Just a superior shake of the head and the smirk. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Interesting Series of Tweets

Not that I tweet but have read an interesting series of tweets by Sean Lennon, son of John. After reading this series I can comfortably peg him as a classic liberal. And it is obvious to me that he has an artistic mind. His ability to flow from subtopic to subtopic within an overall main topic is pretty cool. And BTW; he'd probably be irritated at me for giving him labels.

I have copied the entirety of the series because it will probably be removed, or truncated, at some point. Especially since it is being linked at conservative blogs. Please excuse some of the language, it's kind of salty.

When I was young ppl used to say racist shit about Asians around me all the time and then be like ‘Oh sorry! But you’re not reeeally Asian so…’ and I think they sincerely thought that would make me feel better. I’m not exactly sure why I brought that up but I think… 

Lack of Posting

 Sorry about the lack of blogging lately. Been busy. And just a little bummed out. I've also stayed off fakebook since February, which has always been my main source of material. When my progressive friends post their...stuff, it has always generated a response. But since I tend to carry on a bit, I'll post my response here in the old blogosphere. Still can't  bring myself to wade into the crap on fakebook, but I'm gonna try to get back into the blogging. So stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Undoing America

 So, in little less than a month former VP Biden has undone the America First movement initiatives begun under Trump. 

Former VP Biden stopped the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants (crimes other than the illegal border crossing). Contrary to what you might believe, Trump never started rounding up illegal immigrants by the bus load, and shipping them back to Central America. Trump did ramp up border enforcement and deportations, but those deportations focused on illegal immigrants who were changed with criminal activities. And for the last time, he didn't put children in cages. That was an Obama era program that Trump ended.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Just Too Much Wholesomeness

 

Three of the most wholesome people in my lifetime. And a rainbow too.

Internet Funnies



I thought these were funny. My wife? Not so much.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Some Thoughts on HR1

It looks like HR 1 is set to become law. For those of you unfamiliar with HR 1, it is the bill that will basically cement as law the chaos and fiasco that was election 2020. As an added bonus, it sets up public funding for folks running for Congress. In other words, your taxes will be used to fund candidates, even those you utterly disagree with. Imagine, progressives, having your taxes fund Trump's run for Senate next year.

Even someone who is not "formally" trained in matters of the Constitution can see this is not, well,.... Constitutional. The Constitution plainly states that matters that are clearly enumerated to the federal level and to the states and matters not clearly designated to the feds, belong to the states. A casual reading of the Constitution regarding who has authority to make election laws is quite clear. It is enumerated. This matter is solely a state issue.

So here are some solutions to some of the more egregious points within the bill.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Cancel Culture

Why do progressives have to implement a scorched-earth policy when it comes to this so-called "cancel culture"?

Up until about two weeks ago, nobody had any issues with the writings of Ted Geisel, known to countless generations as Dr. Seuss. He had been, for nearly three quarters of a century, the yardstick to which all other children's books were measured. His books made reading fun. There isn't a single soul reading this post right now who has not, in some way, been impacted by Dr. Seuss. Most of us, and our children, our grandchildren, and many even great grandchildren, learned to read using books written by Ted Geisel. 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Interior Secretary

Former VP Biden's nominee for interior secretary, Deb Haaland is a far left activist. And an idiot.

Now before you all go ballistic and start calling me a bigot and native hater, just shut the hell up. Just because she is an American Indian and her nomination and confirmation WILL be historic, this should not shield her from rightful criticism.

She admitted that shutting down pipelines cost jobs. But she doesn't care. I guess these unemployed workers could immigrate to China and build turbine blades and solar panels.