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A bad man makes everything bad – even things which had come with the appearance of what is best; but the upright and honest man corrects the wrongs of Fortune, and softens hardship and bitterness because he knows how to endure them; he likewise accepts prosperity with appreciation and moderation, and stands up against trouble with steadiness and courage.

Malus omnia in malum vertit, etiam quae cum specie optimi venerant: rectus atque integer corrigit prava fortunae et dura atque aspera ferendi scientia mollit, idemque et secunda grate excipit modesteque et adversa constanter ac fortiter.
Seneca. Epistle. XCVIII

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Part of the reason that Obama looked so bad last night is something we’ve talked about before, he’s an ‘affirmative action‘ hire. He’s never had to perform to the standards that the rest of us have, and last night he ran into a man who has objectively excelled. Mark America nails it here.

Anybody who’s ever raised a child knows that for them to get stronger, they must “take their lumps” along the way.  If you shelter children too much, particularly from the consequences of the choices they’ve made, they don’t learn from their worst mistakes, errors, and simple bad judgments.  The mainstream media has been treating Barack Obama as an affirmative action case for more than four years, and on Wednesday night in Denver, they paid a price:  Unprepared on the facts, and unaccustomed to facing pressing, difficult questions, Barack Obama looked stunned at first, and then annoyed, and finally petulant as he was thoroughly drubbed by Mitt Romney in the first Presidential Debate.  Even Jim Lehrer couldn’t prevent it, despite his obvious efforts to coach and guide President Obama. No amount of deck-stacking on the night could save Obama from his own state of unpreparedness.  This stunning defeat was a demonstration of the real world result of affirmative action, and since the media who has sheltered him is composed of leftists who believe in that nonsense, rather than toughen-up Obama, they will seek to shelter him further.

Continue reading Media Malpractice Leaves Obama Unprepared

Read the link and you tell me, isn’t that exactly what we saw, a confused, out of his depth man-boy who has never had to compete on a level playing field, who didn’t understand that being POTUS is what we used to call “Where the rubber meets the road” a job rooted in reality, not what somebody thinks “ought to be”. I think Mark is right too in that his sycophants and the media (but I repeat myself) will continue to shield him, which doesn’t bode well for him. Welcome to my world, it’s called reality.

Then there’s this from Cassandra over at Villainous Company

 More Romney, Unexpectedly

Veteran pollster Frank Lunz:

Undecided voters in focus group swing sharply toward Romney; Frank Luntz: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this’; CBS post-debate poll shows big win for Romney

Though the Editorial Staff are very much enjoying the public spanking meted out last night to pundits on the left who have relentlessly trashed Romney and pundits on the right who have… well, relentlessly trashed their own guy (when they weren’t publicly wetting their pants in fear of the next soon-to-be-forgotten tempest in a teacup), we have to say that we really don’t understand why any of this should be in the least unexpected.

Romney’s whole life is a list of unexpected outcomes. Privileged youngest son of a self made man gives away his inheritance and goes on to amass a fortune worth over 200 million dollars. Sons of famous men – especially youngest sons – don’t usually equal, much less exceed, their father’s achievements.

Republicans aren’t usually elected governor of liberal states. When is the last time we saw a Republican earn so much respect and loyalty from those who have worked with him – even his political opponents – that one of them went on national TV to testify to his character and integrity?

Righty pundits spend way too much time worrying about Mitt’s supposed lack of conservatism. The man’s life demonstrates that in everything he does, Romney has conservative instincts and values. That he’s not ideological about it doesn’t bother us one bit.


So, while nothing in life is ever certain, we’re hopeful. When it came to the war on terriers, George Bush had an overwhelming array of forces against him and yet – because he focused and refused to give in – he prevailed in the end. We sense that kind of focus and determination in Romney. It’s not to be found in his words, but in his life.

And that’s what really matters.

Villainous Company: More Romney “Unexpectedly!”.

This is somewhat tenuously connected but, it does go to character, which has a lot to do with being a decent president, and that what we were talking about above in regards to Romney.

Via Maggie’s Notebook from Hillbuzz’s Kevin DuJan comes this. Is it true? I haven’t a clue but, I know this, in Chicago, which may be the most corrupt city in the country, you can buy anything you want, or your life can be a living hell. I do know Kevin has been talking about this since before the 2008 election, and has paid a price for it.

Dr. Jerome Corsi has bravely broken the longstanding embargo on talking about Jeremiah Wright’s “Down Low Club” at Trinity United Church of Christ here in Chicago.  You can read his article on this HERE, via WND.

Like “Fight Club”, the first rule of the “Down Low Club” is to never talk about the “Down Low Club”.  If you do, you will be murdered.  That’s not a joke.  There were a string of murders from 2005-2007 that involved men who were killed because they had knowledge of Jeremiah Wright’s Down Low Club and the closeted gay black men who partook in the club’s orchestrated cover-up of their homosexuality.

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Interesting times, huh?


Green-tech bust Solyndra busted for abandoning toxic waste

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Ah, good old Solyndra. Just when you think its gone away with the ½ billion dollars it scammed from its friends in the administration, here comes some more good news. Apparently they are refusing to clean up the toxic mess they left behind at their Miltipas plant. If they aren’t forced to clean it up, guess who is going to have to do it? Yep, the taxpayers, again. From Hot Air.


So much for the “green” in green-tech stimulus.  When Solyndra went bankrupt and flushed over a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money down the drain, it didn’t leave much behind, except for some expensive glass tubes … that they destroyed rather than sold.  They also left something else behind for taxpayers as a memorial to the wasteful spending that Solyndra now exemplifies, and somehow it’s both ironic and fitting (via Katie Pavlich):

Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste. …

It’s not just the leftover hazardous materials, but also the machinery used to apply them to the glass tubes. “Certainly those tools will need to be decontaminated, cleaned up, handled correctly as they are taken apart,” he said.

Swardenski told CBS 5 the disposal process is going smoothly in Fremont, but what about nearby Milpitas? Solyndra leased a building on California Circle for the final assembly of its solar panels. But the cleanup at the leased building in Milpitas is in limbo, because Solyndra doesn’t want to pay.

CBS 5 found the building locked up, with no one around. At the back, a hazardous storage area was found. There were discarded buckets half filled with liquids and barrels labeled “hazardous waste.”


More including Video at Green-tech bust Solyndra busted for abandoning toxic waste « Hot Air.

In other news:

I see that windmills stirring the air are leading to increased surface temperatures around the wind farms. Of course, you realize that the weather service stations are at ground level so this will contribute to the global warming climate change hysteria.

Happy May Day to the occupy movement and the rest of the degenerates riff-raff they have accumulated.



Solyndra, Once More, with Gusto!

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This nonsense just keeps occurring, well, coming to light would probably be a better phrase. This one was brought to my attention by my friend, LoopyLoo through her My Blog.

I have noted in energy publications that there is a huge capacity in solar panel construction with US and European companies being hurt the worst, even China has overproduction to go along with their low labor cost. The thing is that was foreseeable with governments jumping on the bandwagon and throwing huge wads of cash at it.

The other thing is, as I have been saying being a scientist does not make you a venture (or any other kind of) capitalist. Just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should be, especially on an industrial scale. That’s why Steven Chu was a poor choice for Secretary of Energy. He’s not necessarily a bad (or good) person but, he’s decidedly a square (or at best hexagonal) peg in a round hole.

The video is from CBS News:


All in all, I think we need for the government to be the government and the market the market, and if we’re lucky; never the twain shall meet.

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