Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What isn't the MSM telling us about ethanol

The women's post is still coming but I wanted to squeeze this in.
This is from the Washington Times, read it all, you'll see a weird coincidence about ethanol being added to our gas and the prices going through the roof!

Ethanol and its unintended consequences
By Deroy MurdockFebruary 4, 2007

Many Democrats and some Republicans applauded President Bush's State of the Union proposal for a 20 percent reduction in gasoline use over the next 10 years, largely through greater reliance on ethanol. Mr. Bush's idea, however, is adding corn-based fuel to protests in Mexico City. Existing federal laws that mandate ethanol in U.S. gasoline have diverted trainloads of corn from America's food supply-chain to ethanol factories. This boosted U.S. corn prices nearly 80 percent in 2006. That's bad enough if you buy corn on the cob for a weekend barbecue. But it's much worse if you are a poor Mexican surviving on corn tortillas. A kilo (2.2 pounds) of tortillas recently has shot up 55 percent, from 5.5 to 8.5 pesos. Poor Mexicans are not taking this sitting down. In fact, some 75,000 of them stood up Wednesday in Mexico City's giant Zocalo Plaza. More than 200 unions and social-action groups organized protests to denounce the rising price of this basic Mexican staple. "[Felipe] Calderon stole the elections, and now he's stealing the tortillas," screamed one banner, chiding Mexico's narrowly elected new president. According to the Associated Press, the normally free-market Mr. Calderon has been trying to get manufacturers to follow a gentlemen's agreement to keep tortilla prices flat. How has American energy policy inspired political instability in Mexico? This is a pristine example of the Law of Unintended Consequences. When big government does big things, all sorts of wacky stuff happens, and rarely for the good. Uncle Sam gives ethanol manufacturers a 51-cent-per-gallon subsidy. Anyone who wants to import ethanol is welcome to do so, provided he pays the 54-cent-per-gallon tariff slapped on ethanol imports. This is one reason for another unintended consequence: Gasoline prices shot up last summer since ethanol, largely produced in the Midwest, had to be shipped south and to both coasts to be blended, by law, with gasoline. Importing Brazilian ethanol into Atlantic and Pacific ports would have made sense, but then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hated the idea, since that would put competitive pressure on his corn-farming constituents. "I don't see an economic plus in it right now," Mr. Hastert sniffed. What other unintended consequences could the federal government's ethanol-mania propel? First, poor Mexicans will feel even poorer as tortilla prices stay high or climb even higher. At the margin, watch for more of them to throw up their hands and head north, to a neighborhood near you. Second, as fuel companies buy more and more corn, prices will rise for corn flakes, corn bread, popcorn, corn syrup and other food items. Grocery bills should grow, at least marginally. Third, humans eat corn, but so do cows, pigs and chickens. Meat prices will rise, hurting U.S. consumers and making American meat exports less competitive on world markets. Fourth, if they have not already, members of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee will notice these increases in consumer and producer prices. Fearing inflation, they could start increasing interest rates. That would slow the economy and push into foreclosure more Americans with variable home mortgages.

Only in America would someone suggest BURNING FOOD to make tree huggers happy. You know I bet we could make fuel out of people... SAVE THE CORN!!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Buried Stories that need sunlight...

OK so in the past few weeks we have had a rash of horrible things happening in this Country that the media (including foxnews) has buried.

1) There was a shooting in a crowded mall in Utah, multiple people died, the shooter was a MUSLIM!

I have searched the web and can find little to nothing on this story.

2) A MUSLIM cab driver got into an argument with his passengers over God, he drops off the men then proceeds to run them down with his car!

Again, little to nothing in the news, hate-crime?

3) A 13 year old boy is kidnapped at gunpoint by an ILLEGAL Alien.

The "mainstream (joke) media" ignores this and moves on.

4) Two Border Patrol agents are thrown in jail (12 years) for doing their jobs, one is beaten while in general population.

A drug dealer with $1,000,000 worth of drugs is shot in the BUTT. He is given immunity and CITIZENSHIP to testify against our Agents.

I am putting out a call on all who read this to look for more information about any or all of these stories. Get it to me and I will add it to this post. Lets see how much more we can find and EXPOSE this insane BIZZARO world.
Also if you have any other stories like these, send them my way, I'll post them here.

I know it's alot of reading, but we have to stay informed. Tell as many people that will listen, suicide bombers will be next if something isn't done... MARK MY WORDS.

Updates: For Border Patrol Story
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/2/2/150052.shtml (this one says the 4th amendment covers illegals!)

Mall Shooting
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17124042/ (identifies him as "bosnian" not mooselimb)
http://kdka.com/homepage/topstories_story_046114916.html (no muslame here)
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54247 (FINALLY)

Cab Driver

Next Posting will be on women's rights in mooselimb world. Where is the N.O.W.?

Friday, February 2, 2007

William M. Arkin, SCUMBAG

Some LOSER, ass faced, hateful, scumbag, POS blogger for the Washington Post (wapo) wrote this crap about the BRAVE MEN who are fighting & DYING for our freedom. It's time to boycott the WaPo and let that pravada BURN. Following the losers rant is fun poem written by a Vietnam Vet.

William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security

I've been mulling over an NBC Nightly News report from Iraq last Friday in which a number of soldiers expressed frustration with opposition to war in the United States.
I'm sure the soldiers were expressing a majority opinion common amongst the ranks - that's why it is news - and I'm also sure no one in the military leadership or the administration put the soldiers up to expressing their views, nor steered NBC reporter Richard Engel to the story.
I'm all for everyone expressing their opinion, even those who wear the uniform of the United States Army. But I also hope that military commanders took the soldiers aside after the story and explained to them why it wasn't for them to disapprove of the American people.
Friday's NBC Nightly News included a story from my colleague and friend Richard Engel, who was embedded with an active duty Army infantry battalion from Fort Lewis, Washington.
Engel relayed how "troops here say they are increasingly frustrated by American criticism of the war. Many take it personally, believing it is also criticism of what they've been fighting for."
First up was 21 year old junior enlisted man Tyler Johnson, whom Engel said was frustrated about war skepticism and thinks that critics "should come over and see what it's like firsthand before criticizing."
"You may support or say we support the troops, but, so you're not supporting what they do, what they're here sweating for, what we bleed for, what we die for. It just don't make sense to me," Johnson said.
Next up was Staff Sergeant Manuel Sahagun, who is on his second tour in Iraq. He complained that "one thing I don't like is when people back home say they support the troops, but they don't support the war. If they're going to support us, support us all the way."
Next was Specialist Peter Manna: "If they don't think we're doing a good job, everything that we've done here is all in vain," he said.
These soldiers should be grateful that the American public, which by all polls overwhelmingly disapproves of the Iraq war and the President's handling of it, do still offer their support to them, and their respect.
Through every Abu Ghraib and Haditha, through every rape and murder, the American public has indulged those in uniform, accepting that the incidents were the product of bad apples or even of some administration or command order.
Sure, it is the junior enlisted men who go to jail. But even at anti-war protests, the focus is firmly on the White House and the policy. We don't see very many "baby killer" epithets being thrown around these days, no one in uniform is being spit upon.
So, we pay the soldiers a decent wage, take care of their families, provide them with housing and medical care and vast social support systems and ship obscene amenities into the war zone for them, we support them in every possible way, and their attitude is that we should in addition roll over and play dead, defer to the military and the generals and let them fight their war, and give up our rights and responsibilities to speak up because they are above society?
I can imagine some post-9/11 moment, when the American people say enough already with the wars against terrorism and those in the national security establishment feel these same frustrations. In my little parable, those in leadership positions shake their heads that the people don't get it, that they don't understand that the threat from terrorism, while difficult to defeat, demands commitment and sacrifice and is very real because it is so shadowy, that the very survival of the United States is at stake. Those Hoovers and Nixons will use these kids in uniform as their soldiers. If it weren't about the United States, I'd say the story would end with a military coup where those in the know, and those with fire in their bellies, would save the nation from the people.
But it is the United States, and the recent NBC report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer - force that thinks it is doing the dirty work.
The notion of dirty work is that, like laundry, it is something that has to be done but no one else wants to do it. But Iraq is not dirty work: it is not some necessary endeavor; the people just don't believe that anymore.
I'll accept that the soldiers, in order to soldier on, have to believe that they are manning the parapet, and that's where their frustrations come in. I'll accept as well that they are young and naïve and are frustrated with their own lack of progress and the never changing situation in Iraq. Cut off from society and constantly told that everyone supports them, no wonder the debate back home confuses them.
America needs to ponder what it is we really owe those in uniform. I don't believe America needs a draft though I imagine we'd be having a different discussion if we had one.
By William M. Arkin

WaPo Weasels II Contributed
by Russ Vaughn
Want to slam our soldiers, Arkin?
Well here is one to slam.
I got used to Lefty slamming
When I came back from Vietnam.
So you want to put a muzzle
On our brave fighting men?
Well try muzzling me you jerk,
Just tell me where and when.

Your profession needs a lesson
In basic free speech rights,
For those you worms all hide behind,
For those who fight your fights.
Like all your soft and smarmy kind,
You really have no clue,
Who American warriors truly are,
What our warriors truly do.

How many times in your four years
As a chair-borne analyst,
Were you within an ocean’s width
Of combat’s hard mailed fist?
How many medals did you earn
In those warrens at Fort Meade?
In four years of four-eyed service,
Just what was your bravest deed?

FOX news has combat warriors
To help us understand the score,
While MSM uses clerks like you,
Who have never been to war.
Your resentment of your betters,
Seeps through your bitter writing,
And shows you have no clue or care
Of those who do the fighting.
Like your ivy-cloistered Comrades,
Your war’s between the classes,
Dialectics, speeches, theory,
Your heads firmly up your asses.

Russ Vaughn2d Bn,
327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66