WUI (Writing under the influence)
Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.
I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.
This old house
American wine better than French.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Immigrants; who wants them?
While Mexico doesn't want its citizens and US does
, Poland wants
its citizens back to support its growing economy. Why can't Mexico learn from Poland who was under Soviet oppression only a few years ago?
Since Sarkozy seems to be a sane French, I need another country to hate and boycott. Well, just as I thought I would run of ideas, Mr. Lula came to the rescue with these
Iran has the right to proceed with peaceful nuclear research and should not be punished just because of Western suspicions it wants to make an atomic bomb, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Tuesday.
"So far, Iran has committed no crime regarding the U.N. guidelines on nuclear weapons," Lula told reporters as he prepared to return to Brazil after delivering a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
"Nobody should be punished in advance," said Lula, whose country started enriching uranium for its nuclear power plants last year, causing only limited international attention.
OK, Mr. Lula, you asked for it: BOYCOTT BRAZIL!!!!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Whenever someone talks about basic courses he invariably uses the number 101. As in Economics 101, for example. However, some courses are so basic they should be considered remedial and given much lower number, something like 99 or even 98.This
article makes point in case: lower taxes means more tax revenue. At this point, after it has been tried and proven right so many times, anybody who doesn't know it or, worse, refuses to admit it, should take Economics 98.
What I like the most about this article is the quotes from one of left's biggest heroes, JFK.
"The final and best means of strengthening demand among consumers and business is to reduce the burden on private income and the deterrents to private initiative which are imposed by our present tax system, and this administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes."
Or this one:
"It is a paradoxical truth, that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now."
I'm not sure why he thought it was paradoxical. Maybe it was just a Liberal in him.
Because I don't want to apologize
is the first time I've heard a parent admit he made a mistake sending his children to a public school.
Can I like the French?
Maybe. I will give it some more time. Sarkozy is not quite French. A son of Hungarian immigrants, he may have more common sense than an average French. On the other hand, another Hungarian immigrant, George Soroz, shows that not all Hungarians are very bright. In any case, Sarkozy wants to reform
the welfare state in France (probably following what happened in Sweden a dew month back) and he is not ashamed of having spent his vacation in US instead of some decant place on the French Rivera.
Most importantly, Sarkozy wants to return
to NATO and to align the rest of old Europe behind US, and his comments on Iran are very encouraging.
Some brie anyone?
Those bad Canadians
We often hear how hypocritical Mexican authorities are when they require US to have "better" immigration policies than Mexico does.
story is even better. Canadians worry that Mexican escaping ICE will overwhelm their welfare system. Wait a second! I thought Mexicans were here to work and not to take advantage of any welfare system. Also, how dare Canadians prevent those nice people from crossing their border looking for better life. Canada is so much bigger with so fewer people. There must be room for more. Besides, they contribute so much to the economy...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Another one bites the dust
Socialists in Greece suffer a huge defeat. In a few weeks, populist right wing in Poland may be reelected with even bigger margins. It's bad to be a Liberal. Unless you are an American Liberal. Wouldn't it be ironic if Europe turned more conservative than the US? Scary thought.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Football and Democrats
Football is an inferior sport to soccer. But I can still watch and enjoy football. Democrats are inferior to Republicans and I can't enjoy Democrats at all lately.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Before the Polish government suddenly dissolved polls indicated that the opposition was favored by the populace. But now, when elections are only weeks away, magically, the party in power, even without counting other parties that would very likely form a coalition, is even
or maybe slightly ahead. Call me sceptical. I think that polls are designed to alter public perceptions.
I'm glad I live in the US though because I don't know how I would vote. The party in power is socially conservative but fiscally as irresponsible as Democrats in the US. The latest great idea they've come up with is to increase
spending for health care. That's strange. I thought that socialized medicine is such a miracle it would actually require less money.
The other party is a bunch of pro-European, pro-abortion and pro homosexual marriage Liberals who pretend to be frugal with taxpayers' money. Unless, of course, they get their hands close to it.
Fortunately, since Poland has parliamentary type of government, one can really vote his consciousness without wasting a vote. My vote would go to UPR.
The party gets fewer than 5% of votes today. But I'm used to it.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
It's hard to be a liberal
Have you seen one of those "BIO DIESEL" bumper stickers? It turns out that bio anything is actually bad for us
Biofuels, championed for reducing energy reliance, boosting farm revenues and helping fight climate change, may in fact hurt the environment and push up food prices, a study suggested on Tuesday.
In a report on the impact of biofuels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said biofuels may "offer a cure that is worse than the disease they seek to heal".
"The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits," the OECD said.
"When acidification, fertilizer use, biodiversity loss and toxicity of agricultural pesticides are taken into account, the overall environmental impacts of ethanol and biodiesel can very easily exceed those of petrol and mineral diesel," it added.
And although peek oil is a myth the man, as always, has already found a solution
An Erie cancer researcher has found a way to burn salt water, a novel invention that is being touted by one chemist as the "most remarkable" water science discovery in a century.
John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn.
The discovery has scientists excited by the prospect of using salt water, the most abundant resource on earth, as a fuel.
Rustum Roy, a Penn State University chemist, has held demonstrations at his State College lab to confirm his own observations.
The radio frequencies act to weaken the bonds between the elements that make up salt water, releasing the hydrogen, Roy said. Once ignited, the hydrogen will burn as long as it is exposed to the frequencies, he said.
The discovery is "the most remarkable in water science in 100 years," Roy said.
"This is the most abundant element in the world. It is everywhere," Roy said. "Seeing it burn gives me the chills."
Roy will meet this week with officials from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense to try to obtain research funding.
The scientists want to find out whether the energy output from the burning hydrogen—which reached a heat of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit—would be enough to power a car or other heavy machinery.
"We will get our ideas together and check this out and see where it leads," Roy said. "The potential is huge."
It must be pathetic to be a liberal.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Watching the skies
As is the case every year, I'm working on several projects in my old house. Sometimes I work until 2-3am. This year it has paid off in more than before because not only did I get more done but also because I could watch the total lunar eclipse and, hopefully
, the meteor shower that should happen in an hour or so from now.
I would never stay awake just to see a natural phenomenon
; I'm just not impressed enough to do so. But if I can use another excuse, like working on my house, I will gladly do it and even take a picture