What, is hanging too good for ’em? A Kenyan court? What is that going to be like? If you are catching these guys on the high seas, then the whole criminal prosecution thing seems a bit much. Two pieces of rope per pirate ought to handle it.
Archive for Economics
Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.
You have been jumping at computer models, Warmists. When are you going to start to understand that?
UPDATE: More on the same.
Get a liberal finally whining about something correctly but he still has to jab at conservatives. After talking quite a bit about how conservatives really are more generous than liberals he gets down to this:
So, you’ve guessed it! This column is a transparent attempt this holiday season to shame liberals into being more charitable. Since I often scold Republicans for being callous in their policies toward the needy, it seems only fair to reproach Democrats for being cheap in their private donations. What I want for Christmas is a healthy competition between left and right to see who actually does more for the neediest.
Callous in our policies toward the needy? Didn’t you just disprove that notion? We have personal policies towards the needy and think that the government should butt the hell out of something they do so poorly. The War on Poverty worked about as well as the War on Drugs has, and probably far worse. We know this is true because the Leftists are still whining about the poor.
The real reason that liberals want the government to take care of the poor is that they know that way they can force both the conservatives and the liberals to contribute, knowing full well that the conservatives will keep contributing on the side. If they do not do it that way then only the conservatives would be spending on relief for the poor and then where would the liberal compassion be focused?
Corn not the answer to high gas prices? Well, duh. And you do not approve of the Federal Government’s solution? Where the heck were you when we were opposing it? Morons….
Corn isn’t going to replace gasoline. That may be the most important energy “discovery” in 2008. Corn displaces agricultural land normally used for food production and, according to one study, it takes about 28 gallons of water to produce enough biofuel from corn to push a car just one mile. Substitute water wars for gas wars.
That disappointment grew out of research that was dictated by funding. Washington thought corn was a good idea and that’s where a lot of research funds went. It should be the other way around. Let discoveries chart the course; let the funding follow. Stay fluid.
And this gem:
Blargh, double morons….
They have a plan. Perhaps even a cunning plan. The ultimate point:
Washington is still battling over a bailout package, but Ford’s two domestic rivals may have to report to a “car czar.” That will not help them. In fact, if this person turns out to someone like Congressman Henry Waxman or one of his friends, GM and Chrysler could face ruin in 90 days. If so, Ford could pick up the pieces.