Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Gee, sorry to go all mathy today, but this one will bug me if I don't say something.
I don't know what numbers they used but if you take 1.21 million abortions performed in 2005 (said to be the most current, reliable, numbers - though many believe the number is higher) and you apply the magical math, you get one abortion every 26 seconds, not one every 21 minutes. So every 21 minutes 48 possible presidents are aborted, 48 possibly delightful daughters are aborted, 48 possibly silly sons are aborted, or 48 possible future math nerds, forklift mechanics, or short-order cooks are aborted.
But Democrats won't agree to defunding Planned Parenthood's abortion mills until they realize that every week 23,205 future taxpayers are aborted.
Twenty three thousand. Can you imagine us fighting a war in which "only" twenty three thousand of our troops are killed each week?
I suspected there was an explanation.... I got a reply from ThatsAbortion that their numbers were for abortions performed in Chicago's Cook county. That's sad, as are the national numbers. But their ad got me thinking. I'm sure it has gotten some of those possible mothers thinking as well.
also from them:
Posted by lumberjack at 6:18 PM
Cutting 74 billion from a 3.83 trillion dollar budget is being called draconian.
But when you propose increasing oil production in the US by 15% or 10% or even 5%, they say that it would just be a drop in the bucket, and wouldn't even noticeably lower gas prices.
So how is 2% (1.932%) draconian when it's a budget cut, but 5 times that amount is a drop in the bucket when it comes to oil?
Come on guys, If you start crying at 2%, you're going to be dehydrated by the time the real budget cutting starts.
Posted by lumberjack at 5:20 PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
You know I don't mean it, right? There's a big temptation to go full-moonbat and assault the administration with all the slings and arrows that were used on George Bush, but it's not in the best interest of the country. Period. The Left's antics when we went into Iraq did not hurt George Bush nearly as much as they hurt the country. I see no reason to repeat the performance with this president.
Besides, I haven't figured out what our policy is yet, and that makes it darned hard to criticize it.
So let me throw a curve ball and praise Obama for one bit of foreign policy. Last May Obama signed the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. And in November the administration released the “Strategy to Support the Disarmament of the Lord's Resistance Army.” (pdf) And those were good things. Now Obama has to aid the Ugandan army in hunting down and arresting (or eliminating) Joseph Kony and his top lieutenants. I hope that involvement in Libya doesn't distract from this goal.
Here's a brief history of the damage done by Joseph Kony and his Lords Resistance Army. They're rapist murders, Christian in name only. If we care about humanitarian crises, this one certainly deserves our attention.
Do some good Mr president, and I'll give kudos. But be warned, if these were just empty promises, I'll do things like pointing out that your wife has the same blouse as the French speaking gentleman at 1:12 in the video.
Posted by lumberjack at 1:42 AM
Friday, March 25, 2011
h/t Ace and Veeshir...
I dunno, maybe I rushed this one. Or maybe it's just that I'm a manly old guy and I don't have a clear idea of what drapes should look like. Yeah that's it; I'm a testosterone fueled bristly faced, handsome, and deep voiced man, and I'm not supposed to pay attention to window treatments.
Posted by lumberjack at 7:41 PM
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Bottom line for me: innovations are possible in solar panels, ethanol production, bio-fuels, and maybe even wind energy, but you don't learn how to make those things more efficient by subsidizing their inefficient versions. We know how to make non-cost efficient solar panels already. Quadrupling our production of a bad idea does not make it a good idea.
So I'm all for research. Do some. But don't tax me in order to subsidize a wind mill that will be raining fiery aluminum down on my head in five years. Thomas Jefferson opposed taxes that "are likely to cause giant fan blades to go cartwheeling across the countryside." I believe George Washington and John Adams felt the same.
Posted by lumberjack at 12:34 PM
If you notice the way he says, "Make h'or dourves," that's what I sound like all the time. True story, I was struck on the head while mimicking Mr French from Family Affair and have been stuck ever since.
Most strangers think me very polite but it makes it impossible to order at McDonald's. They think I'm making fun of them.
Posted by lumberjack at 11:59 AM