JUNE 25, 2008


"…it happens that no improvements on science or literature, no reformation in religion or morals, nor any rectification of mistaken measures in government, can be made without opposition from numbers, who, flattering themselves that their own intentions are pure, (however sinister soever they may be in fact) will reproach impure designs to others, or, fearing a detriment to their interest or a mortification to their passions from the innovation, will even think it lawful directly and knowingly to falsify the motives and characters of the innocent." -- John Adams

(sure sounds like today's Liberals, doesn't it?)

LINKS:

In the near to medium future gas prices will NOT come down much, if at all:  http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23916087-23109,00.html

Protestors at the Marine recruiting center in Berkeley, CAL,  respond to the playing of the National Anthem with Nazi salutes, and hoots and cat-calls:  http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=118473

Kofi Annan, former UN Sec Gen, calls for "climate justice."  This is nothing more that getting nations that don't pollute to pay for the pollution in nations that do, AND, does nothing to change the degree of pollution:  http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080624114449.9wjckc1h&show_article=1

Dems continue to oppose drilling in the USA:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0608/Boehner_Democrats_worship_at_the_altar_of_radical_environmentalism.html

Environmental groups lose court battle to block building of a Mexican border fence:  http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200806/CUL20080624a.html

Sometimes Liberals are so looney they are nothing more than funny:  http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=FA1229627D25696D20BCEBBD74FC28F8?contentId=6834981&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

Since 2005 the government's Head Start program has issued over $400,000,000 in improper payments.  Good!  Let's give them $7,100,000,000 more:  http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200806/NAT20080624c.html

School gives student failing test grade.... but can't tell parent what part of test she failed:  http://www.mdjonline.com/content/index/showcontentitem/area/1/section/17/item/113531.html

Pink poo???  How liberals solve the dog poo problem:  http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/41778/An-end-to-stepping-in-dog-poo-/

Clearing the air on oil exploration:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121391719487790187.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

Comment:
How many wells does an oil company have to drill before it finds enough oil to make it profitable to produce?  I don't know what the answer is in 2008, but I know exactly what the answer was about 10 years ago when I invested several thousand dollars in my one and only investment in a drilling venture, which was near Abilene, Texas.  It was a dry hole.  Anyway, the year to year average for drilling an economically successful well, on a year to year basis, was 1-in-9 to 1-in-11.  Improvements in technology has probably improved those odds, but the point is that drilling for oil is anything but a certainty and that, on the average you have to drill a lot of holes before you get a good one.  A lot of the time it isn't the big oil companies who do the drilling.  It is small time wildcatters who get together the investors and take the risk.  If successful they usually sell out to the big companies in return for a percentage of the future profits.  Still, drilling for oil is a high risk game, and you lose more often than you win.

Ethanol as a fuel - almost no effect on fuel prices, but large effect on higher food prices:  http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/06-23-2008/0004837315&EDATE=MON+Jun+23+2008,+02:46+PM

Habeas Corpus for terrorists?:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/boumediene-a-supremely-problematic-court-decision/

Students may have to walk to school.  Awwww!:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/22/AR2008062202193_pf.html

Ignoring the fact that legally licensed citizens commit almost zero gun related crimes:  http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_9662672

Interesting!  Soldiers and their tattoos:  http://www.texasobserver.org/article.php?aid=2722

Felon robs children's lemonade stand:  http://www.wnbc.com/family/16631621/detail.html

Violence in Iraq at 4 year low:  http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50292

Fairy tales and those who believe them:  http://www.nypost.com/seven/06212008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/iraq_fairy_tales_116477.htm?page=0

How far can liberalism go?:  http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2008/06/greatest-betrayal-in-history.html

Who are the "experts" on global warming that the media quotes?:  http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=E00C79B6-D74D-4A40-BE49-7BAC69E7F972

Rating the Congress and the military:  http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2008/06/congress-has-lowest-rating-ever-trails.html

Who sponsored Obama's first public speech?:  http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2008/06/congress-has-lowest-rating-ever-trails.html

The cost of treating illegal aliens is bankrupting Florida hospitals:  http://theopinionator.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/illegal-immigra.html

God bless Texas:  http://coldfury.com/?p=9615

Democrat Senators - distorting the truth and how they did it:  http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/06/11/senators-caught-distorting-and-misleading-intelligence-report/

TOONS
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Doing things the Marines way:  http://www.whatbubbaknows.com/images/MarineMouse.jpg

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