Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Gov. Inslee intends to outlaw political speech

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington intends to make it a crime for a politician to say an untruth about an election. Uh... Ever hear of the First Amendment, Jay? It protects speech - all speech. You cannot do this, Jay.

And it's your job to obey the Constitution, not to violate it and see if you can get away with it -- expect the courts to enforce obeying it.

A judge in Wisconsin ruled that the ballot drop boxes the governor odered were illegal. Will you handcuff that judge, Gov Jay? PJMedia

In Atlanta two weeks ago President S Joe Biden said that the 2022 elections will not be valid because S.2747 his federal takeover of elections did not pass the Senate. (He called it voting rights, but it makes illegal every check to ensure that elections are honest and takes over the elections from state control.) Biden is not subject to the laws of Washington State. But if he were would you convict him of your new crime? Kim Strassel Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Please vote against the federal takeover of elections S.2747

 Senator Patty,

Please vote against the federal takeover of elections S.2747. It is NOT a voting rights bill, no what Chuck Schumer says. It has a nice name, but it would reduce the integrity of our elections.

ID for voting. Canada, Mexico and every European country except the UK require photo ID. Why? To make sure no one can claim to be another person to vote when not allowed to. Or multiple people. This would make it illegal to require ID, allowing fraud.

Mail-in voting is a huge opportunity for vote fraud. When ballots arrive at the post office boxes many of them go … where? And it invites people to go door to door collecting ballots. What do they do with those ballots? An invitation to fraud. Chuck Schumer’s bill requires this.

Absentee voting. In 2004 the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform (ex-President Jimmy Carter) found that absentee voting allows fraud. Voter files contain ineligible, duplicate, fictional, and deceased voters, a fact easily exploited using absentee ballots to commit fraud. Again Chuck Schumer encourages fraud.

And it is the federal government taking over election responsibilities given to the states by our Constitution.

So please vote against S.2747 and that John Lewis bill.

More at Powerline Blog

Monday, January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr called the church to be faithful when it matters

 “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

“I have decided to stick with love. . . . Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Today we remember Martin Luther King Jr - how he held us to our own standard - that all people are created equal and have rights from God, not from government.

Every year I read his letter from a Birmingham jail in which he calls pastors - the church - to do what Jesus Christ told them to do.

The back story and short description: at Stanford 

Abreviated text  Teaching American History (a good source)

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Wear a mask for me

I am not a good mask wearer and never will be. Other people seem to look forward to hiding behind a piece of cloth. Given that they put the darn things on when they are in a car alone; some wear one when jogging not near anyone. I can’t stand it. I have to breathe and I can’t wearing a mask. One expert semi-defender of mask wearing said “at least people will touch their faces less (very weak reason). Not true! I am constantly tugging and rearranging the thing - touching my face more.

My biggest complain about masks is that about half of those we see worn are worthless. A cloth mask is equivalent to covering your sneeze or cough. That MIGHT reduce you giving covid to someone else, more likely NOT, but it doesn’t protect you in the slightest. So every expert that says masks help is telling a half truth. Which is worse? - to tell an untruth/half truth you know or to claim you are an expert and not know you are spreading falsehood?

The only mask that offers protection against the tiny, tiny virus is the M95. I have two of them (pretty old), but can’t remember the last time I saw anyone wearing one. KN95 offers less protection. And the throw-away paper mask gives slight protection. Everything else does nothing. Nothing.

Wear a mask for me. Or two or three masks… No, NOT for me, but for yourself. It might make you feel good.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Tell us, Joe Biden, about your Democrat friends

Calling me a racist? In Atlanta Tuesday Pres. S. Joe Biden said that anyone who favors showing ID to vote is on the side of Bull Connor, George Wallace and Jefferson David. 

Those three were racists and slave holders and all Democrats. Demo Bull Connor arrested 1200 high school students and sent dogs and fire hoses against them in Birmingham, Alabma. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Jefferson Davis was a slaveholder and president of the Confederate States of America which took up arms and killed Americans to protect slavery. A Democrat.

George Wallace was a proud racist Democrat governor of Alabama. And friendly with Joe Biden. Biden received an award from Wallace in 1973 and bragged about it in 1987.

Did Biden really brag about friendship with Wallace? See Your News.

It looks to me like if you favor ID for voting you are an American involved in the give and take of policy. Joe Biden opposes it and is the proud friend of racist Democrats.

[I corrected misspellings.]

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Energy Analysts


Steven Hayward - one of my favorite analysts - is a first-tier political science professor. As a side line he follows energy policy. To aid my own memory here are some people he follows:

Robert Bryce. RobertBryce.com

On Steven Hayward’s Powerline podcast on 5/18/21.

Center for the American Experiment report: Not in Our Backyard


Mark Mills of Manhattan Institute, Northwestern University Engineering

Manhattan Institute

Coauthor with Peter Huber of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy


Russell Gold of Wall Street Journal

His own site

Warns against failure of imagination at State of the Planet


John Kemp in London. @JKempEnergy

Thompson-Reuters (old) 

Recommended reading on energy (2019). It's huge:

At Thompson-Reuters (pdf)

“Global CO2 emissions far off net-zero trajectory” at Energy Now 


Hayward is a regular at my favorite blog: Power Line