December 4, 2009
Politics, Red State
censorship, Free Speech, Intolerance, Red State
A few days ago I published a diary on the Red State political site where I said I would rather not vote than vote for the lesser of two bad candidates. It’s a subject that has bothered me for years, and I was interested in an honest debate on the issue. I was overwhelmed by the responses for two reasons.
1. All of the replies to my discussion were negative toward me, but NOT ONE reply directly addressed the question.
2. The name calling, lack of logic, and closed mindedness, was breath taking.
After a few minutes the discussion was closed by the moderators. Later it was deleted entirely. I guess no dissenting opinions are welcome at RS. Sorry guys, if I did not adhere to the party line. Maybe I can spend next summer in a re-education camp. Republicans good, Democrats bad.
Below is a copy of the post I made on Red State. Unfortunately I did not save a copy of the comments before they were deleted by the Red State moderatorrs.
READY TO WASTE MY VOTE
I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. I am tired of voting for someone I am not enthused about. And I am very tired of helping elect statist Republicans with my time and money and votes.
From now on I am on strike. I will only vote for candidates with whom I agree on the issues. I will never again vote for a lesser of two evils or a RINO just to keep a Democrat out of office.
Why help put a candidate in office who will give the Democrats 50% of what they want, then declare it a great victory?
Why help put a candidate in office who proposes slightly smaller programs, taxes and schemes as alternatives to the more grandiose plans of the Democrats?
Why help put a candidate in office who has never repealed a law, cut a program, or fired a bureaucrat?
If there is a choice between a RINO and a Democrat only, I won’t vote at all.
December 4, 2009
Al Gore, Global Warming, News of the Day, Science
Al Gore, climate, correct living, Global Warming, junk science, scam
For the last 20+ years I have been hearing about global warming. A few years before that I was told by scientists that the world was cooling. I don’t know what to believe, if anything.
A few days ago some emails have hit the net that clearly show certain scientists have been cooking the global warming books. That led me to a few thoughts.
First, during my entire life I have not noticed any change in the climate. The summers are hot, the winters are cold, and the autumns and springs are in between. The ocean is is exactly the same place as it’s always been, neither higher nor lower.
Second, the global warming alarmists are being funded by government money. In turn, governments are attempting to extract new taxes from the governed in response to the science being produced by the alarmists. There is an unholy symbiotic relationship between the government and science.
Third, the governments of the world are using global warming to extend ever more control over the lives of their citizens. It is the nature of all governments to want to usurp every more power.
Fourth, I am sure the earth’s climate has changed in the past, even before man was around spewing toxic gases into the atmosphere. For example the desert middle east must have once been lush enough to produce enough vegetation to form vast pools of oil. Same with the Alaska tundra.
Fifth, Al Gore wrote an opinion piece a few days ago calling for “sustainable capitalism.” This is clearly an example of a rat realizing the global warming ship is sinking trying to find another “cause” to promote.
My conclusion is that global warming is a scam.