I am amazed. A columnist for The Oregonian actually asked for my critique of the new President of the United States. Of course, Elizabeth Hovde is not one of their Left-Wing journalists, but she has consistently opposed Donald Trump, as has the paper.
The Oregonian has tolerated my Op-Eds for the last decade but only grudgingly acknowledged that I might have a worthwhile perspective on the crucial scientific issues of our day. Continue reading
The cacophony from the political and religious left over Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has been not only clanging but irrational and unhinged. Most of them seem on the verge of some kind of mental or emotional breakdown. Continue reading
“Liberating tolerance would mean intolerance against movements from the Right, and toleration of movements from the Left.” Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse
“Utopians, once they attempt to convert their visions into practical proposals, come up with the most malignant project ever devised; they want to institutionalize fraternité, which is the surest way to totalitarian despotism.” The Death of Utopia Reconsidered, Leszek Kolakowski (1984)
For 50 years, I’ve been in the midst of the political/cultural/religious war being waged in the United States, and for many of those years, I have written about it. The following out-take from a column by David Limbaugh is an accurate description of where America has come in a very short time. Continue reading
“Treason” is written by the well-known Newt Gingrich and co-authored by Pete Earley. Gingrich is a former Speaker of the House, and presidential candidate in 2012. He is also the author of 14 New York Times bestsellers. This latest entry into the publishing of “Treason” provides insight into our national government.
According to Gingrich, “Treason deals with a traitor from within the U.S. government. But treachery is the willful blindness that prevents us from dealing with the terrorism for what it is.” It would be difficult to argue otherwise. Continue reading
Don’t let the low-information media lie to you: the real bullies and bigots are on the left.
One of the unexpected results of Donald Trump’s victory at the polls is that the mask has been pulled off the left revealing the ugly hatred which is no longer even thinly disguised.
We conservatives disagree with the left about any number of things, including the mainstreaming of homosexuality and transgenderism, but we don’t hate anybody. Disagreement is not hatred.
But for the left, disagreement is all about hatred. They falsely accuse us of it, and yet are blind to its rancid presence in their own ranks. This refusal on their part to recognize that they in fact are the real haters is not only an instance of spectacular self-deception, it’s now become actually dangerous. Continue reading
January’s flower, the carnation is rich with symbolism, mythology and even debate. Some scholars suggest that the name comes from the word “corone” (flower garlands) or “coronation” because of its use in Greek ceremonial crowns. Others conjecture that it’s derived from “carnis” (flesh) referring to the flower’s original pink hue. Another suggests that the name derives from “incarnacyon” (incarnation), referring to the incarnation of God-made flesh. Continue reading
If we are serious about improving the economy for the proverbial 99%, the global warming hoax needs to be exposed and the petroleum industry needs to be given the credit it is due. In the meantime, the shale revolution has been driving the economy forward. It was instrumental in U.S. oil production reaching 1.2 million barrels per day in 2014 — the largest increase in 100 years. We are discovering new sources of oil and gas much faster than we deplete known reserves. Our supplies are, for the moment, nearly inexhaustible.
This miracle was made possible by the private sector. Government planning and ‘public-private partnerships’ were putting all the money on ‘green energy’ fiascos. But the financial capital, entrepreneurial spirit, ingenuity, and grit of men like Harold Hamm, George Mitchell, Jim Henry and Bud Brigham followed their dream and made something happen that turned our whole economy around! Continue reading
In our previous story we described the life of a native Cuban, Gorge*. He is 28 years old and only experienced what it is like to live under a communist dictatorship. Recognizing that he had limited opportunities living under the oppressive dictates of a communist country, he decided to leave the country and strike out on his own. Gorge is like the 1.5 million Cubans who have left the country to make a better life for themselves. Many of these refugees have chosen to enter the United States. They, like Gorge, are tired of the economic stagnation and the total lack of freedom. As an example, professionals, like doctors and engineers earn the same amount which currently is $20.00 a month. Those same professionals can double or triple their income by driving a cab. Not surprisingly, they are looking elsewhere for a better life and among them is Gorge.
When did you leave Cuba and where did you go? Continue reading
Continuing to focus on carbon dioxide as the driving force will just bring more bogus predictions
These days, even shipwreck museums showcase evidence of climate change.
After diving recently among Key West’s fabled ship-destroying barrier reefs, I immersed myself in exhibits from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the fabled Spanish galleon that foundered during a ferocious hurricane in 1622. The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum now houses many of the gold, silver, emeralds and artifacts that Mel and Deo Fisher’s archeological team recovered after finding the wreck in 1985. Continue reading