"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Food Shortages: Liberal Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Will Malven
4/24/2008

How bizarre! The world is using a staple food product to produce fuel for motor-vehicles, and turning over more and more of its most productive farmland to producing bio-fuels...and there is a growing world-wide food shortage...who'd a thunk it?

Here's a quick quiz for you:

QUESTION: How far down the path of abject stupidity can the Left travel?

ANSWER: Trick question. There is no limit to a Liberal's Narcissism or gullibility.

For Liberals; if it sounds like a good idea, it is. No logical analysis required. No careful analysis of the ultimate consequences necessary. Simply follow your heart and go with it.

Well we (meaning the entire world, not just Americans) are now paying the price for Al Gore and his disciples of disinformation on global warming...Global Food Shortages and starving third world victims.

This from the Times OnLine:

Era of cheap food ends as prices surge

April 23, 2008
Steve Hawkes, Greg Hurst and Valerie Elliott

Families have been warned that the prices of basic foods will rise steeply again because of acute shortages in commodity markets.

Experts told The Times yesterday that prices of rice, wheat and vegetable oil would rise further. They also forecast that high prices and shortages — which have caused riots in developing countries such as Bangladesh and Haiti — were here to stay, and that the days of cheap produce would not return. Food-price inflation has already pushed up a typical family’s weekly shopping bill by 15 per cent in a year.

A further 15 per cent increase in the price of a standard Kingsmill loaf would push it up from £1.09 to to £1.24. Butter has gone up by 62 per cent in the past year. A similar rise would bring the price of a 250g pack to £1.52.

The price of rice, which has almost tripled in a year, rose 2 per cent on the Chicago Board of Trade yesterday as the United Nations food agency gave warning that millions faced starvation because aid agencies were unable to meet the additional financial burden.

Gordon Brown responded to mounting concerns about the global rise in food prices by signalling that he might scale back Britain’s commitment to biofuels, which critics say has exacerbated the food crisis because land has been given over to grow crops for energy rather than food.

John Bason, finance director of Associated British Foods, one of Britain’s biggest food producers, said that wheat prices had doubled in a year and supermarkets would have to raise the price of bread again. Vegetable oil was also likely to soar in price because the price of corn oil in the US had almost tripled, he said.

How stupid do you have to be to be caught off-guard by this "bio-fuels" push?

One doesn't have to have very much "brain-power" to figure this one out. You decide to use one of the worlds staple foods for the generation of fuel rather than nutrition and people begin to suffer from food shortages. Gosh what a revelation!

The law of unintended consequences is a "bitch!" Liberals ought to know this by now, because they experience it so often.

Because Liberals react reflexively rather than reason things out, they are habitually susceptible to being flummoxed when their actions, ill-considered, but taken out of the best of intentions turn out to be catastrophic in their results.

We are now beginning to witness the results of this leap by Democrats...and now of late, unfortunately, some foolish, pandering Republicans as well, to counter Al's folly.

Too late, we are beginning to understand the absurdity of the entire Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) myth...and the unintended consequences of leaping to take unnecessary and poorly thought out ideas intended to counter a non-existent phenomenon.

People in Central and Latin America are unable to afford the rapidly inflating price of grain to feed their families. As a result, there will calls for government action to provide food to people who used to be capable of sustaining themselves, rendering them dependent upon the largess of government rather than remaining self-sufficient.

As the insanity of refusing to allow oil companies to explore for more supplies of oil in areas in which there is a high probability of discovering large reserves, out of "concern for the environment," this trend toward limited food supplies will continue to spread globally and may eventually lead to massive starvation.

All because a few vain scientists believe they know more than God. Earth has experienced repeated and extended variations of global temperature, but now, now that we have scientist who have developed their pet theory of AGW...which coincidently is their meal-ticket...suddenly, that which has been occurring for eons, well before the influence of humanity, is caused by humans.

Such a conclusion is so absurd that, if it wasn't for the now apparent tragic consequences of our governments' reactions, would be hysterically funny.

The blame for these food shortages need to be placed where it belongs, directly at the feet of arrogant scientists, and the foolish, scientifically un-informed politicians who allow themselves to be stampeded into precipitous and inane reactive policies.

Unfortunately, it will not be the Al Gore’s, Gordon Brown’s and George Bush’s of the world who will pay the price for these bad policies, but the rank and file inhabitants of their nations. It's good to see that at least Gordon Brown is now becoming aware of his mistake.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bill O'Reilly: Pompous Ass

Will Malven
4/15/2008

There comes upon occasion, an obligation to take to task one of our, (in my opinion) far too many, self-important talking heads to task when their egos allow them to stray from simple arrogance to condescension.

Last night, the usually boorishly bloviating Bill O'Reilly over stepped the bounds of what is generally classified as simple, ill-informed arrogance into the realm of pure unfettered elitism.

After spending considerable air-time and energy, on his own program, discussing the inevitable and very real revelation, by Liberal darling and presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, that he (Obama) is nothing more than a typical Left-wing elitist and Marxist, the egregious Bill O'Reilly then appeared on Greta van Susteren's program, whereupon he provided a closer glimpse into his own arrogance.

Mr. O'Reilly, being confronted with Ms. van Susteren's innate Liberal desire to explain away, or otherwise excuse Candidate Obama's elitist revelation of contempt for all in which the American people believe, fell back into his own elitist nature by confiding to Greta that, (paraphrasing here) “Of course people like us have the intellect and curiosity to delve into what Barack Obama said and discover his "true meaning," but those morons out there in the voting public lack that intellectual capacity to understand nuanced speech and hear only that people are bitter and clinging to their guns and religion because the economy is bad.

Here is a transcript of the relevant portion of Bill O’s appearance on


van Susteren: “But how do we know though? How does a voter know if he really meant that or if it was just a slip?”
O’Reilly: “But the voters don’t care Greta.”
van Susteren: “I know but it does make a difference, it does make a difference if it was just a poorly phrased something or whether or not he really meant it.”
O’Reilly: (talking over) “To you and I Greta.
To you and I it makes a difference, to you and me it makes a difference, whatever is grammatically correct… “
van Susteren: Me.
O’Reilly: “Okay. And I, and I respect that about you, and I do it too. I want to know what he meant, I want to know what the (garbled fade out)...but the casual person watching three hours of American Idol every week, just hearing stuff in the wind, Greta, they’re not interested in psychoanalyzing Barack Obama.
They know that he's got a nutty preacher friend; they know that his wife said something controversial, and now they know for some reason he dragged guns and church into an economic debate.
Greta, come on, this is the President (sic) race, and people are just going to go "Aaa!.”
van Susteren: (talking over) “But it doesn't matter. I mean in some ways it sounds like you are dismissive of it and maybe it doesn't matter, but do they matter...”
O'Reilly: (talking over) “Of course it matters, like I just said, He just handed Pennsylvania to Clinton...”

Mr. O'Reilly is a "comi-tragic" figure in this because he fails to see his own pomposity even as he denigrates his viewers, the American voters.

Now, I know that Bill O'Reilly has always been a pompous ass, even his television program's subtitle; "The No Spin Zone" exposes his over-inflated opinion of himself.

True to his claim, when confronted with any guest of sufficiently low social status, he feels comfortable in bombarding them with his "Holier than thou" attitude and will leap to confront and expose them in their efforts to "spin" a story, but anytime Bill O. is facing a guest that meets his twisted definition of an intellectual equal (although, in truth he doesn't believe anyone approaches that standard) or any guest of sufficient celebrity status, Bill O'Reilly suddenly becomes meek as a kitten.  He transforms from being Fox News' Thomas de Torquemada into the obsequious Mr. Collins of Pride and Prejudice, hoping to ingratiate himself with his celebrity guests. 

Like many in the entertainment field, "The Mighty Bill O'Reilly" will never confront anyone of genuine celebrity status, no matter how absurd and contemptible their claims.  Perhaps it is because he knows if he alienates them, they will refuse to appear on his television and his ratings will be adversely affected, or perhaps it is just an innate desire to "be one of the crowd."

Hence this Lion of the television talk-show world is quite often bearded in his own den. By refusing to confront Liberal luminaries directly and forcefully, O'Reilly betrays not only his elitism (spawned from his overwhelming desire to be seen as one of the celebrated) but his loyal audience.

There have been numerous occasions upon which I have previously salivated at an upcoming appearance of some hypocritical Liberal luminary on Bill O'Reilly's program, only to be disappointed as his normally ferocious defense of American mores and customs declines into a sycophantic effort to cajole and humor his celebrity guest.

Having been disappointed upon so many occasions, I now no longer look to Bill O'Reilly to "ask the tough question," as he claims to do, when his guests are his Liberal "buddies" like Charlie Rangel, Reverend Al Sharpton, Bill Maher, or the like.

I no longer eagerly anticipate any "heroic verbal duals" when big named Left-wing celebrities come on his program, I expect what I see, a "civil" discourse, in which none of the most controversial topics come to be discussed, or if they are, will result in little of that confrontational positing for which O'Reilly's is famous and to which his less well known guests are subjected.

O'Reilly's intolerance for "spin" evaporates and is replaced with a sort of cordial "agree to disagree" accord.  After all, the Great Bill O'Reilly can't afford to alienate the big-named guests who generate his high ratings...I mean ratings is what his program is all about.

Hey Bill! Here's a clue...Barack Obama is a Harvard educated lawyer. He knew what he was saying; he didn't "misspeak.  This wasn't a simple slip of the tongue, it was an intentional statement, carefully considered, directed to a select audience, intended to elicit a desired reaction.
The only problem here is that his carefully considered and chosen words were recorded and leaked to the press. We know he believed in what he said, because he reaffirmed his belief in his first feckless defense of his statements. His claims of confused understanding and misinterpretation came only after that first bold claim of affirmation occurred...and bombed.
There can be no doubt as to what Barack Hussein Obama intended to say, we have his own words...and as we now know..."words do matter."
Long Live Our American Republic!!!