Monday, May 28, 2012

Conservative on Target! 5/28/12

I do find it odd that no one has asked one simple question of the President, though.  What exactly was the expertise that he brought to the office in January 2009?  I might be foolish, but wouldn't expertise in any single area of the responsibilities of the president be better than no known expertise in any area?  Or is lecturing in a post-secondary environment really a skill set that's required of the president?  Is being a community organizer a readily transferable skill for the successful leadership of the free world?  Is a legislative record of voting "Present" really essential in order to lead the largest economy on the planet?

The United States has become a ship without a rudder aimlessly wandering about the turbulent seas piloted by those whose only interest is themselves, their ideology and thirst for power.  Yet the majority of the American people know that they have in their possession the key to a prosperous and equitable society: individual freedom and liberty concurrent with a significant constraint on the power of government.
Renewable Energy Can't Run the Cloud: The mismatch between the power demands of Big Data and the renewable-energy darlings of the moment are obvious. U.S. data centers are now consuming about 86 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 43 times as much electricity as is produced by all the solar-energy projects in America. "Clean energy" is a great friend for Facebook, Apple and every other energy consumer in America—as long as those consumers don't use much energy at all.
"The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at once from scrutiny." -- William Ellery Channing
"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of
... If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government—and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws." -- Edward Abbey