Contraception and abortion needed to … reduce global warming?

Jonathon Porritt, the chairman of a government watchdog group on environmental issues, is insistent contraception and abortion be the centerpiece of the fight against global warming.

Not windmills. Not batteries. Not solar. Not alternatives. Cutting population growth should be the centerpiece through contraception and abortion through government regulation.

Porritt is chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission whose members report directly to the prime minister. Porritt is also an adviser to the royal family and an patron of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), who notes on their home page they are opposed to any form of coercion in family planning.

The also state…

The Optimum Population Trust believes that Earth may not be able to support more than half its present numbers before the end of this century, and that the UK’s long-term sustainable population level may be lower than 30 million.

The population of the UK is currently about 61 million people. They think we need to “remove” half of the entire population within 92 years? Wow, they certainly may be against coercion in family planning, but my guess is they don’t have any issues with brain washing.

Since organizations like the Sustainable Development Commission and OPT work directly with the UK government, I’m wondering if they have gotten into the school system yet? Are teachers members and supporters of the OPT? When will we see literature from the OPT specifically designed for kids?

The Sunday Times has quotes from Porritt’s concerning a report to be released soon.

Couples who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population. …

“I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table. We have all these big issues that everybody is looking at and then you don’t really hear anyone say the “p” word.” …

Porritt, a former chairman of the Green party, says the government must improve family planning, even if it means shifting money from curing illness to increasing contraception and abortion.

He said: “We still have one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe and we still have relatively high levels of pregnancies going to birth, often among women who are not convinced they want to become mothers.

I’m perfectly fine with families making their own decisions about how many children they want to have. Those decisions should be made after reviewing many factors including what is affordable, and yes, the impact on the environment.

The problem is that the information is not being based on facts. Global warming – re-branded as climate change – is the new religion after all. We’re brainwashing people. There is no consensus in science.

Liberalism and socialism is actually a driving force in all of this. If the government keeps bailing out everyone and continues down the path to provide health care, education, pre-school, breakfast, lunch,housing for families, and everything else imaginable, they will not have the reason to make their own decisions.

The government is there to support and provide of course, so why should they even care? Maybe if the government provides everything, parents would be willing to limit the number of kids they have. In turn, they loose all of their freedom.

Hat tip to Sister Toldjah for posting the link to the Times piece.

“Obama On Your Shoulder … Again”

“You can’t drive your SUVs and heat your home to 73 … ” and yada, yada, yada. And this coming from the man who heats his home, well our home, to above 73. Now he wants to take away your SUVs too. No really … he does.

RVO Reader Nick writes:

SEMA is the specialty equipment market association and helps car part retailers like myself with product research and legislation that could affect our business. When I read this, I thought it was a joke, but it’s actually true. This one will blow your mind.

Umm … yeah.

The so-called “Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Act” is “Cash for Clunkers” with a twist. Instead of focusing exclusively on old cars as is typical with scrappage programs, this bill will target any vehicle with lower fuel-economy ratings. Participants will receive a cash voucher [given the minimal $1,500–$4,500 voucher value] to purchase a more fuel-efficient new car or used car (model year 2004 or later) or receive credit for the purchase of public transportation tickets.

Thanks Nick. And you thought they just wanted to control your plastic bags, and plastic bottles, and cigarettes, and property, and guns, and free speech, and … oh never mind. Thought you might enjoy hearing this one again. This is why I love MKH. Have fun!


And … you can read her stuff here.

“Q) How do you get a Democrat to pay their taxes? A) Nominate him to a cabinet position.”

Tom Daschle … Tom Daschle? Who’s next… the Treasury Secretary? Read more

Obama Advisor Calls Rush A Drug Addict

I received a call today from a “Hope n Change” listener who began by calling Rush Limbaugh a drug addict. That was quickly followed by a “Hope n Change” caller defending Peter and then hanging up. Little did I know this was a Democratic strategy to continue the assault on Rush by dragging themselves through the gutter.

Media Advisor to Obama Administration (Oh and CNN employee) Paul Begala fires I guess the third shot of the day. Hang on everyone for the new Obama “Hope n change” Party. Bonus video “Bush laziest President ever” comes at the end.


Wow. OK … remind again, who was it who was using the cocaine? Just askin’, that’s all.

“Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though.”

Welcome Hot Air readers. Allah first read about this video here at Radio Vice Online!

Stimulus plan includes adding 1.2 million to Medicaid roles

Instead of dealing with nationalizing health care out in the open, the Obama stimulus plan takes the incremental – but significant step – to add more than one million Americans to the Medicaid roles if they are unemployed, or will soon be unemployed. This plan also includes millionaires who were laid off and not only expands COBRA coverage, but pays for 65 percent of the COBRA coverage!

When I began reading this article in the Wall Street Journal, I kept thinking about the COBRA program, which allows employees to carry their previous insurance for 18 months if they get laid off or another life change event occurs. The employer does not cover the cost of the premiums, but instead, the employee is able to continue coverage by paying the premium the employer was paying during employment. Confusing isn’t it?

Let’s just get rid of that confusion by having the federal government pick up 65 percent of the COBRA premiums!

From Kimberley Strassel’s post in the WSJ, with my emphasis in bold.

Under “stimulus,” Medicaid is now on offer not to just poor Americans, but Americans who have lost their jobs. And not just Americans who have lost their jobs, but their spouses and their children. And not Americans who recently lost their jobs, but those who lost jobs, say, early last year. And not just Americans who already lost their jobs, but those who will lose their jobs up to 2011. The federal government is graciously footing the whole bill. The legislation also forbids states to apply income tests in most cases.

House Democrat Henry Waxman was so thrilled by this blowout, it was left to Republicans to remind him that the very banking millionaires he dragged to the Hill last year for a grilling would now qualify for government aid. His response? A GOP proposal to limit subsidies to Americans with incomes under $1 million was accepted during markup, but had disappeared by final passage. In this new health-care nirvana, even the rich are welcome. CBO estimates? An additional 1.2 million on the federal Medicaid dime in 2009.

The “stimulus” also hijacks Cobra, a program that lets the unemployed retain access to their former company health benefits — usually for about 18 months. The new stimulus permits any former employee over the age of 55 to keep using Cobra right up until they qualify for Medicare at age 65. And here’s the kicker: Whereas employees were previously responsible for paying their health premiums while on Cobra, now the feds will pay 65%. CBO estimates? Seven million Americans will have the feds mostly pay their insurance bills in 2009.

Wow. This is not stimulus, this is welfare!

Hot Air and Power Line are on it too.

Timetable? We don’t need no stinking timetable.

I am not kidding. This morning on Morning Joe Congressman James Clyburn (D-NC) tells the MSNBC crew that Obama may not get the troops out of Iraq in 16 months. In fact …. well

You are just going to have to watch it to believe it. I did … 3 times before I posted it because I could not believe my ears.

Update: Ed over at Hot Air picked up on this Friday morning.


Remember now these are the same Democrats that hammered George Bush for 6 years. They demanded he set a timetable for withdrawal. They made it a campaign issue. Remember Obama’s promise to remove the troops in 16 months?

Also remember this is the same James Clyburn who told the Washington Post, if the surge worked “Now that would be a problem for us (Democrats).”


Palin getting 2012 election season started

OK, she certainly has not started campaigning for national office yet, but she has taken the first step towards a possible run in 2012.

Palin has rolled out SarahPAC, which allows her to collect funds that can be used for speaking engagements that will, well, promote Sarah Palin. From the LA Times

Like others presumed to have their eye on the party nod — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arkansas ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee — Palin has set up a PAC — SarahPAC.

The creation of such a financial entity commits her to nothing. But such a political action committee will allow Palin to position herself to compete by legally collecting donations to travel and speak on her own behalf. (Iowa is a long snow machine ride from Wasilla, Alaska.)

It also will permit her to raise and distribute campaign donations to like-minded GOP supporters seeking office. That could earn her some valuable political owsies come campaign time in the Hawkeye state with the race now less than 29 months away.

Twenty nine months away? Goodness grief… we have to go through all of this again?

As a side note, I’m one of those people who think national elections for the Executive Branch go on for far too long. The early primaries and early start to campaigning – even if only unofficially – gives candidates the ability to provide good friends with jobs and ensure a long party atmosphere which for many involved must be similar to a drug they get hooked on.

Maybe I’m hooked too, I just don’t get paid for it…

LGF and Atlas Shrugs have more.

Limbaugh’s opinion: My bipartisan stimulus

You’ll probably hear about Rush Limbaugh’s opinion piece published to day in the Wall Street Journal during his show today, but here are some of the highlights.

The opinion piece really speaks to the attack on Limbaugh by the DCCC in the past few days, where they state “… Limbaugh actually said that he “hopes” President Obama fails to meet America’s challenges”.

What a lie. That’s what it is, a lie. Many conservatives like Limbaugh do not want to see the Obama policies implemented, we want him to fail while trying to implement those programs.

We want America to succeed, and yes, those two can be mutually exclusive of eachother. Obama can fail implementing his policies and America can succeed.

From Limbaugh’s opinion piece in today’s WSJ…

There’s a serious debate in this country as to how best to end the recession. The average recession will last five to 11 months; the average recovery will last six years. Recessions will end on their own if they’re left alone. What can make the recession worse is the wrong kind of government intervention.

I believe the wrong kind is precisely what President Barack Obama has proposed. I don’t believe his is a “stimulus plan” at all — I don’t think it stimulates anything but the Democratic Party. This “porkulus” bill is designed to repair the Democratic Party’s power losses from the 1990s forward, and to cement the party’s majority power for decades.

Keynesian economists believe government spending on “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects — schools, roads, bridges — is the best way to stimulate our staggering economy. Supply-side economists make an equally persuasive case that tax cuts are the surest and quickest way to create permanent jobs and cause an economy to rebound. That happened under JFK, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. We know that when tax rates are cut in a recession, it brings an economy back.

On to Limbaugh’s stimulus suggestion for the country – and how to measure the results.

Yes, elections have consequences. But where’s the bipartisanship, Mr. Obama? This does not have to be a divisive issue. My proposal is a genuine compromise.

Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let’s say the vote was 54% to 46%. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion — $486 billion — will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% — $414 billion — will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.

Then we compare. We see which stimulus actually works. This is bipartisanship! It would satisfy the American people’s wishes, as polls currently note; and it would also serve as a measurable test as to which approach best stimulates job growth.

I say, cut the U.S. corporate tax rate — at 35%, among the highest of all industrialized nations — in half. Suspend the capital gains tax for a year to incentivize new investment, after which it would be reimposed at 10%. Then get out of the way! Once Wall Street starts ticking up 500 points a day, the rest of the private sector will follow. There’s no reason to tell the American people their future is bleak. There’s no reason, as the administration is doing, to depress their hopes. There’s no reason to insist that recovery can’t happen quickly, because it can. …

The economic crisis is an opportunity to unify people, if we set aside the politics. The leader of the Democrats and the leader of the Republicans (me, according to Mr. Obama) can get it done. This will have the overwhelming support of the American people. Let’s stop the acrimony. Let’s start solving our problems, together. Why wait one more day?

Looky here…  Hot Air has some great video from the morning. I guess if Democrats keep saying that Limbaugh is the leader of the party, he might just take them up on the offer.

Watch out…


I am sure glad you can’t be my wife!

Former Republican Representative and Majority Leader, Dick Army dukes it out with Salon Magazine’s Joan Walsh over the influence of Rush Limbaugh on the Republican Party. Dick says its all show and just ignore it. The real issue Army says is the Democrats plan to redistribute wealth with this Porkapalooza instead of stimulating the economy by cutting personal and business taxes.

Joan Walsh chimes in with the standard “The Republicans are standing in the Messiah’s way” blather and … well Dick Army just loses it. Oh, stay with it till the very end please … Army slams her “spin” a second time.


Porkapalooza passes … Republicans hold firm – Update: Post

If the numbers I see here are correct … then Republicans refused to cave to this pork filled piece of crap. Some economic stimulus. Money for sod, birth control, HIV and STD prevention, government cars, the arts … not to mention billions for day care centers and let’s not forget ACORN. Please. Stimulus? You decide. At least Republicans are behaving like Republicans. Click the pick to see full size. I will update as news becomes available.


UPDATE: Jessie Hamilton of  The Courant has an absolutely great post with comments from Connecticut’s congressional delegation.  My favorite is:

From Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District: “My vote on this jobs creation package will put more cops on our streets, improve our local school buildings and makes college more affordable, helps to spur innovative energy efficiency programs, and move us towards energy independence, while giving tax breaks to families and small businesses. While the Wall Street bailout last year forgot about Main Street, this legislation is an investment a better America for all.”

Ok Joe sure … Billions of dollars for Universities keeps professors employed but not affordable, new school buildings nice for the teachers but creates jobs? As for those energy programs they are years if not decades away from providing any meaningful work.

Now about the money for STDs, Birth Control, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Roads for Reservations and on and on and on …. Check out this site Joe here and here and here oh, and here. Detailed enough for you Joe.