Wednesday, March 26, 2014

President Obama Has My Full Support (and he should have your's)

I understand politics.  I know Republicans are positioning for the mid-term elections, as well they should.  I personally hope they take control of the Senate and expand their majority in the House.

I also realize Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and even Governor Mitt Romney are positioning themselves for a possible run for the Presidency in 2016.  I respect all these men and believe any one of them is capable of becoming a good President.

But I was deeply distressed by Senator Cruz comments today that I felt attacked President Obama in a personal and very derogatory manner.  I find this upsetting.

Cruz said, in summary, that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russians were "Openly Laughing at President Obama" and he went on to imply that President Obama's weakness was a valid cause for the Russians to belittle the President.  Here is a link to the story:

I hope, when and if Senator Cruz becomes President he is given substantially more support than he has shown President Obama today.

I would have respected Senator Cruz much more if he had instead warned President Putin that America stood strongly behind President Obama and that Putin was making a tragic mistake to think for even a moment that America was weak or lacked the determination to stand by our principles, our allies and our President.

Had Cruz given that tough speech he would, quite literally, be a shoo-in for President in 2016.  America does love a strong leader who places principle above politics.  Playing petty politics in the face of Vladimir Putin is a mistake Senator Cruz and others should not make.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Global Warming Isn't Settled Science, Heck, It's Not Even Science

Climate Change is a reality.  It's been a reality since the very beginning of  the Earth.  And do I ever have a surprise for you, Continental Drift is real, too.

There actually was an ice age.  The earth is warmer now. The Earth is changing, evolving, and these changes will continue until the Earth no longer exists.  And even that end is coming.

But, alas, Global Warming, while a genuine concern, is hardly science.  While there are anomalies that have occurred over the last 75 years they indicate absolutely nothing.  Serious, credible and fully accredited scientists do not believe that global warming is happening at all.  Moreover they are absolutely POSITIVE that the anomalies often cited by Global Warming Zealots are not even remotely man made.

James Delingpole has written an excellent report titled "Earth is Safe From 'Global Warming' Say The Men Who Put a Man on the Moon."  Citing over 40 scientists, Astronauts and ex-NASA employees who have formed The Right Climate Stuff Research Team Delingpole reports:

The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world's recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 degrees C.

It's not necessary for you agree with they ex-NASA scientists. But you must not deny that there is serious and legitimate debate.  

Political footballs do not science make.

The bottom line is not to deny climate change, but to carefully study it further and stop the hysteria that leads to political warfare, false fund raising, political posturing and the efforts to ban and censor anyone who dares to disagree with the Zealot's Warming Alarmist Creed.