Jim Mellander 
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Re: “State of the Primary

I had a good laugh with this one! Newt does certainly come across as a smooth reptilian sort - reminding me of the snake in the Garden of Eden slyly and deceptively offering dangerous fruit to Eve while lulling her mind with his silver tongue. Although, Tom, you might want to recast Mr. Peanut in the role of Mitt "Nutball" Romney.

The current crop of Presidential Candidates (including the current occupant of the office) all come across as inhuman and/or robotic. The exception is the grownup of the crowd, Ron Paul, who offers an adult understanding and adult prescription for the ills of the body politic. Of course he's unelectable, as all he offers is peace and freedom. The other candidates offer peace, freedom, and their secret sauce - some claim to be Robin Hood, others attract with shiny, yet deadly toys, or doctors for all. Problem is, that to get the secret sauce you need to give up either peace or freedom to these loathsome creatures, and I for one don't want to go down that road.

Hey Tom, if you use any of my ideas, I want royalties!

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Posted by Jim Mellander on 02/06/2012 at 4:36 PM

Re: “The CO2 Trap

Is this serious? How much of this chemical would need to be produced, at what expense, and lost opportunity cost (look it up, if you don't know what that means) to make a dent in CO2 levels?

What about the tried and true natural photosynthesis in green plants, which not only captures CO2, but produces Oxygen as a byproduct?

I bet these guys are laughing all the way to the bank.

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Posted by Jim Mellander on 01/19/2012 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Skateboarders Lose to The Man

Live by the government, die by the government - we want the government to regulate more and more, and are surprised when they regulate socially useful things away.

Posted by jmel on 09/18/2011 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Jerry, Barack, and the GOP

It is becoming a bit tiresome to hear the bleating of "D's good, R's bad" coming out of the polarized left. The Democrats need the Republicans and the Republicans need the Democrats. These two parties trade off being in power and demonize each other, all the while hoodwinking and looting the American people.

There are certainly things Obama could unilaterally accomplished, were he sincere about his campaign promises, without the cooperation of the Republicans. The most glaring case in point is his expansion of the warfare state, and the attack on Libya. These were choices directly opposed to his promises that reveal his true heart of darkness. The American people demand change, not just another puppet-de-jour, whether he's got a D or an R next to his name.

Posted by jmel on 09/18/2011 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Fighting Tar Sands

People are going to keep using petrochemicals for the foreseeable future, unless radical technological developments take place. The whole greenhouse gas issue is a red-herring (see: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdel… ). Given that, and as the whole green economy is on life support without massive gov't subsidies, what will people do when prices of gas go thru the roof? Since our Dear Leader Obama attacked Libya for oil (you're not naive enough to think it really was for "democracy", do you?), this seems a much better alternative than Blood for Oil, which is the standard policy of our gov't.

Posted by jmel on 08/30/2011 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Obama's Big Sell Out

Obama's not a sellout -he's been loyally serving his true consituency - the Wall Street crowd. That whole "Change you can believe in", and "Hope" nonsense was purely for consumption by the gullible masses, who drank his swill wholeheartedly.

Naturally, after Bush, the country yearned for a change. Just as predictably, the powers-that-be trotted forth an apparently more acceptable candidate, who lulled the masses with meaningless platitudes, while keeping the essential power structure intact.

Here's something for cognitive-dissonance fans - receive a Nobel Peace Prize, then begin bombing Libya in the name of "Democracy". O brave new world, that has such people in it.

Posted by jmel on 08/07/2011 at 10:40 AM

Re: “The Elephant in the Room

What pretentious claptrap! One could, without much effort, turn this article around to "How the Democrats screwed California, while the Republicans twiddled their fingers." What only a few seem to realize is that the Democrats and the Republicans are both dancing in a deadly embrace, to the detriment of the taxpayers and citizens. The false dialectic is that they are enemies of each other, while a sober evaluation shows that they are both the enemies of the people, and in many cases bosom buddies.

Most (so-called) progressives and (so-called) conservatives are interested in using government force to advance their agendas, and lull the masses to sleep with spurious platitudes such as "for the children", and such nonsense, while picking our pockets (an act of aggression, if there ever was one). I have no objection to folks advancing their agenda on their own dime. I do object to paying for agendas I do not consent to. Oh, we're in a democracy, right? If 51% of folks vote to follow an unwise path, then the other 49% are expected to pony up their cash, as well, for this agenda. Then Dem and Repub politicos take their cut for generating such fabulous consensus.

Both major parties have failed the citizenry. Haven't we been lied to enough? Dump the chumps...........

Posted by jmel on 07/31/2011 at 8:43 PM

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