Friday, January 20, 2017

Progressives At Play

The Gore Effect

1/19/17 Hollywood Reporter:
Park City is bracing for a slew of snow at Sundance Film Festival.
 The festival locale sank to below-freezing temperatures ahead of Thursday's opening-night film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore's climate-change follow-up to 2006's An Inconvenient Truth.
Sporadic snowfall is expected throughout the duration of the fest, while temperatures may dip as low as 11 degrees Fahrenheit during the Utah event's first few days, according to the National Weather Service.
Speaking truth to power.  Who has the power?  More like Power to Truth.

Light Bulbs: To Rep. Labrador

hen the Democrats controlled Congress, they prohibited sale of incandescent bulbs.  I don't have much use for incandescent bulbs; I have replaced most incandescent bulbs in my house with LED bulbs.  Still, the government should repeal the ban.  If incandescent bulbs waste energy, let the free market decide this issue.  The ban was just nanny-state government at its silliest.

The Districts Defeat Capital City

That's the message of Trump's inaugural speech.

He also talked about countries relying on us to defend them,  But he also talked about restoring old alliances (probably including Israel) an new alliances.  And about utterly destroying radical Islamic terrorism.

Another Letter to Rep. Raul Labrador

I understand President Trump is considering defunding the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Please support these efforts.

While NEH often funds work of real value in my area of interest (history) our budget deficit is far more important.  I have yet to see that NEA has ever funded anything of value.

While PBS is sometimes of some value, National Propaganda Radio is clearly a partisan operation and of negative value.  The billionaires who fund the Democratic Party can spend their money funding elitist garbage instead of forcing me to do so.

The Logic Is Weak in This One

In the early 1960s, Buddhist monks sometimes set themselves on fire in South Vietnam in protest at the South Vietnamese government.  What exactly were they protesting?  Not sure, but irt made for an amazing visual.  1/18/17 New York Post:
A man tried to set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to protest what he described as the president-elect’s lack of “respect” for the US Constitution.
The unidentified 45-year-old was rushed to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was being treated for burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.
The man, reportedly from California, told reporters he lit himself on fire using a lighter and accelerant “to protest the fact that we elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.”
Reporter: He didn't try to do so, he did set himself on fire.  And I hope he learns that he's a fool.  Burns are painful and take a long time to heal.

Fool: The Constitution specifies how we elect the President.  You don't like the result so you light yourself up?  Who doesn't respect the Constitution?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Sign for the Trump Administrations' Future

1/19/17 New York Post:
“Wrapping up this transition on schedule and under budget,” Pence bragged, claiming the transition team would return 20 percent of the taxpayer-funded budget to the federal government.
Keep that up and the national debt will start shrinking.  Are the #NeverTrumpers still upset?