Thursday, 29 January 2015

Joy for Kobani - long may it last

'Kurdish women flash the victory sign during a rally on January 27 in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, following news that Kurdish fighters had driven ISIS from the Syrian town of Kobani:'

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Friday, 31 October 2014

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Malaria Kills 2,000 Children Every Day. DDT would stop that.

"Will you ever read this article? Probably not. Will you ever read past the first page of Google’s reassuring results from various well-heeled green NGOs about any of the above questions? No. Will you ever stop to wonder how we eradicated malaria in the developed world using DDT and still have plenty of birds and the bees? No. Will you ever try to calculate how many lives have been saved by us being malaria-free for over half a century? No. Will you think about why we’ve spent 800 billion dollars to fight global warming when the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen in nearly two decades? No. Will you consider the effect that amount of money could have had on poverty relief around the world? No."

Monday, 21 April 2014

Obama's Race Card

"I sure love my Race Card! It comes in handy whenever I find myself in a mess I've made. I just bring it out and 'voila', the mess is overlooked. In fact, there's no limit on how many times I can use it! I highly recommend the Race Card. Don't leave home without it." BHO

(also endorsed by Al $harpton and Jessie Jack$son )

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Important Given Obama and Cronies

"One commenter at SFGate remarked there were times when corruption was so rampant that he believed it was not just a case of the odd bad apple but the whole barrel of apples being infested with worms.  He might have been surprised to learn the Founders agreed with him.  James Madison wrote to the people of New York:
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.
America was founded on the notion that most politicians can only be expected to be ornery,  low-down, crooks. Nobody in those days was fool enough to believe they could be Light-workers, Messiahs and create a world without guns. Thus in the Founder’s view the only way to guard against rogues was to ensure that government remained as small as possible relative to its essential jobs; to change those in office frequently and often, like we change underwear.
The Founders saw roguery as the byproduct of high office.  And so they wrote a constitution — you know, the document more than a hundred years old that nobody smart reads any more — to keep the weeds down. For they knew better than our modern enlighteneds that any politician sufficiently powerful to disarm the people is sufficiently powerful to sell missiles bought from Russia to Muslim rebels in Mindanao.
Unless one remembers this there is no defense against crooks in high places."
Richard Fernandez, March, 2014