Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our Next President? I Think Not ...From Paris

 In my humble superficial highly judgemental opinion, Ron Paul does not look Presidential enough for me.  His cranky-whiny voice does not fit with the grandeur of the oval office; his wife does not look like a first lady.

(What?  I'm superficial?  You knew that about me a long time ago!)   

Romney And Reagan Rock The Red ...From Paris

I can easily imagine a President Romney, dignified and poised, his simple aw-shucks-chuckle all dressed up in a navy pin stripe suit; a lovely sophisticated red dressed wife on his arm.  Romney is like Reagan in many ways.   

Bernanke to Congress: wake the @#$% up !

"Under current law, on Jan. 1, 2013, there’s going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases,” Bernanke told the House Financial Services Committee. “I hope that Congress will look at that and figure out ways to achieve the same long-run fiscal improvement without having it all happen at one date.

“All those things are hitting on the same day, basically. It’s quite a big event."

Romney. He's the one. He's THE ONE ...From Paris

Here's what we want.  We want a President who looks Presidential (Obama looks Presidential.  Romney looks Presidential).  We want our President's wife to look like a first lady (Michelle looks like a first lady.   Ann looks like a first lady).

It's simple.  We need a change.

It's simple.  Romney's the next President.  Ann Romney is the perfect next first lady.

Obama's campaign against American Exceptionalism

Emil W. Henry, Jr writing at the American Spectator:

In this election cycle, one noticeable phenomenon is how the Republican presidential candidates are emphasizing our country's founding principles -- liberty and freedom -- more than in any campaign in the modern political era. Each speaks often of the Declaration of Independence. Citing articles of the Constitution is commonplace.

The president's record of evoking such themes stands in stark contrast. In his State of the Union address, for example, our president made only one perfunctory reference to the Constitution and then went on to misquote it.

In his campaign speeches, the president carefully co-opts key Republican themes like reducing debt and deficits, exploiting natural gas, making teachers accountable and reducing regulation. Yet, in these acts of political triangulation, he sees no value in pre-empting Republican rivals on basic American principles imbedded in our founding documents.

An Internet search for examples of Obama advocating for liberty and economic freedom is futile. They don't exist. Odd for man who was once a professor of constitutional law.

So, why is the president so silent while his adversaries are so vocal?

The answer lies in the president's own words. In the 2008 campaign he said he was seeking to "fundamentally transform" America. Indeed he is, and this transformation is directed squarely at American Exceptionalism.

California representative introduces bill to turn the water back on in California's Central Valley

Is sanity finally coming to California's Central Valley? America's breadbasket has long been victim of capricious water cutoffs to "save" the environment. A bill in Congress puts an end to this man-made drought. It should pass.

Rep. Devin Nunes of Visalia, Calif., has come forward with a legislative remedy for the policies that have turned fertile fields into hollowed-out dust bowls in the name of "being green."

Nunes' Sacramento-San Joaquin Water Reliability Act goes to a vote in the House Wednesday and if it passes, it will guarantee that water the farmers paid for finally gets to the parched Central Valley. It will put an end to the sorry stream of shriveled vineyards, blackened almond groves and unemployed farm workers standing in alms lines for bagged carrots from China.

The insanity of the current policies against some of America's most productive farmers in one of the world's richest farm belts is largely the work leftist politicians from the wealthy enclaves of the San Francisco Bay Area. This group has exerted its political muscle on the less politically powerful region that produces more than half the fruits and vegetables consumed in the U.S. — with $26 billion in annual sales.

"The bill restores the flow of water and establishes a framework for meaningful environmental improvements. It is a repudiation of the left's assault on rural communities, which began with the decimation of the West's timber industry and now is focused on Central Valley agriculture," Nunes told IBD.

Archaeologist claims Europeans were first to inhabit America 20,000 years ago

When the crew of the Virginia scallop trawler Cinmar hauled a mastodon tusk onto the deck in 1970, another oddity dropped out of the net: A dark, tapered stone blade, nearly eight inches long and still sharp.

Forty years later, this rediscovered prehistoric slasher has reopened debate on a radical theory about who the first Americans were and when they got here.

Archaeologists have long held that North America remained unpopulated until about 15,000 years ago, when Siberian people walked or boated into Alaska and down the West Coast.

Dennis Stanford, left, Bruce Bradley.

But the mastodon relic turned out to be 22,000 years old, suggesting the blade was just as ancient.

Whoever fashioned that blade was not supposed to be here.

Its makers likely paddled from Europe and arrived in America thousands of years ahead of the western migration, argues Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Dennis Stanford, making them the first Americans.

It gets clearer by the day which countries aid tyrants

— Russia has upgraded a surveillance station it maintains in Syrian territory in order to provide Iran early warning of an Israeli attack, according to the Israeli security-related blog Debkafile.

The surveillance station, located south of Damascus, had been able to monitor air traffic in Israel as far south as Tel Aviv, as well as northern Jordan and western Iraq.

Since the upgrade, its range reportedly extends to all parts of Israel and Jordan and as far south as the northern part of Saudi Arabia.

The solar powered truth dispenser is not working in the White House

Hold on tight!

Don't look down! Fearless adventurer tackles 'world's hardest sea cliff climb' and takes time out at at 500ft to admire the view

Don't look down: While most people would be terrified at the sheer drop beneath them, Dave MacLeod is happy to take a break, and enjoy the views

Daredevil Dave MacLeod is the first person to ever free-climb - using just his hands and feet with ropes only as a safety precaution - St John's Head on the Isle of Hoy, Orkney, in Scotland. It is believed to be the hardest sea cliff climb in the world where adventurers face gale force winds, rain, and an overhang.

American 'muscle cars' help U-2 spy planes land

As a sleek black U-2 roared back from a mission, Pontiac muscle cars zoomed along the runway to help it touch down using a low-tech method dating back more than half a century to when this Cold War-era aircraft was cutting-edge.

These "chase cars" race down the runway at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour to meet each landing and guide the pilot down.

They estimate the plane's distance from the ground in feet and radio that to the pilot — "Five ... five ... four ... three ... three" — until the plane is brought to a stall with about two feet to go and essentially drops down to the ground.

"It's notorious for being hard to land," the pilot said after climbing out of the cockpit

Mitt Romney wins Arizona, Michigan primaries

Mitt Romney won both of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries, routing Rick Santorum in Arizona and narrowly securing Michigan, his birth state.

The victories will provide an important boost for Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who has sought to cast himself as the GOP’s inevitable nominee. He has now won primary contests in six states: New Hampshire, Florida, Nevada, Maine, Michigan and Arizona.