Saturday, October 31, 2009
Reid, Pelosi and the prez?...
In a tribute to this special night of scariness, I bring you the following:
He just can’t stop trying to scare people: Al Gore, whose very name evokes memories of old monster movies, is at it again. Over at The American Thinker, Al’s latest predictions have some light put on them. ““The North Pole ice cap is 40 percent gone already and could be completely and totally gone in the winter months in the next 5 to 10 years,” he writes. Such thaw, cautioned Gore, “could increase sea levels by 67 metres” and that “each one metre of sea level rise (SLR) is associated with 100 million climate refugees in the world.” That’s up a full 47 meters from the already horrifying predictions he’s made previously.” Needless to say, even scientists who have sided with him on some global warming issues are backing off this…way off.
Free speech for me but not for thee?
Don’t say boo! – So we’ve got an administration attacking Fox News, attacking Edmunds (the automotive analysts for their take on “Cash for Clunkers”) and – earlier in October, Hillary Clinton's “State Department joined Islamic nations in adopting language all-too-friendly to censoring speech that some religions and races find offensive.” And if you read what some administration officials, you’ve got to wonder what the future state of free speech in this country will be.
Scary tax news from Sacramento: According to the Los Angeles Times, “California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks - The amount goes up 10 percent on Sunday as Sacramento borrows from taxpayers. Technically, it's not an income tax increase: You'll get the money back eventually.”
Was Gavin biting off more than he could chew?
Speaking of California: And then there was one – at least in the Democrats’ gubernatorial race. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the contest, leaving the Democratic pickings to former governor/former Oakland mayor/current state attorney general Jerry Brown.
Time to recycle your ‘70s jokes?
Add Jerry Brown: One of Brown’s aide’s was “put on leave” after it was learned he’d been secretly recording phone calls with the media. Prediction – this is not over yet.
He saw it coming...
Scary prospects (accompanying future nationalized health care)? – According to syndicated columnist Steve Chapman, take a look at Medicare if you want to see that future. “If Medicare were a bank, federal regulators would be closing its doors, selling its operations and sacking its managers,” he writes. “Thanks to soaring costs, the program is fast running out of money -- even though it pays such low fees that many doctors refuse to take Medicare patients. Meanwhile, Medicare fraud costs taxpayers some $60 billion a year, according to a report by CBS's '60 Minutes,' making it among the most profitable fields for felons."
And like a ghost, she’s gone: The Politico’s THE SCORECARD reports, “Republican Dede Scozzafava has suspended her bid in next Tuesday’s NY 23 special election, a huge development that dramatically shakes up the race. She did not endorse either of her two opponents -- Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman or Democrat Bill Owens. The decision to suspend her campaign is a boost for Hoffman, who already had the support of 50 percent of GOP voters, according to a newly-released Siena poll, and is now well-positioned to win over the 25 percent of Republicans who had been sticking with Scozzafava.” This, by the way, coupled with a probable GOP win in the Virginia gubernatorial race – and a possible GOP upset in the New Jersey governor’s race ( Gov. Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie are running nearly even) – could be an early warning sign of troubles to come for President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Burn, baby, burn...
Add scary New York story: Yankees win Game 3 of the World Series, going up 2-1 on the Phillies.