Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mark Udall - $10 Million Elk Bridge - WSJ

Mark Udall’s $10 Million Elk Bridge:

Quoting The Wall Street Journal:

“The [$10 Million] bridge to nowhere works fine -- if all the elk know where the crossing is.”

“One thing… Mr. Udall can't do, however, is restyle himself as a conservative for state-wide voters. He's the four-term Representative from the Boulder area, the state's hotbed of trendy liberalism.”

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The Democratic Congress is already on a spending binge that we cannot afford.
And, it is a mathematical certainty that we CANNOT tax our way out of this!

Defeat Mark Udall!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Socialist Housing - Just Say NO!

Rob Douglas has finally published something I can whole heartedly endorse.

Quoting Rob Douglas:

“Arguably, the same issues that require the next administration in Washington to rethink the promotion of homeownership — given the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — require our local governments in Routt County to rethink how aggressively they promote affordable housing.”

“Perhaps, before we repeat similar mistakes here in the valley, we should retreat from the knee-jerk social engineering government policies surrounding local housing development and ask the same question now before our nation’s leaders, but with a local twist.

How aggressively should our local governments promote affordable housing?

Arguably, government should play no role in promoting affordable housing.”
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Click here to read the WSJ article cited by Mr. Douglas

The first steps in implementing this change [we need] would be to:

1) Defund and disband the utterly illegitimate and tyrannically imposed Yampa Valley [Socialist] Housing Authority.

2) Repeal the so-called “Inclusionary Zoning” ordinance.

3) Revoke ALL existing deed restrictions (dating back at least to the 1990’s) which relate to so-called “Affordable Housing”.

4) Get serious about ALLOWING developers to develop market rate rental apartments everywhere within a 50 mile radius of Steamboat Springs. This, of course, will require the cooperation of multiple local governments.

5) Consider improvements to public transportation within a 50 mile radius of Steamboat Springs. But, given how sparsely existing public transportation is utilized, I have some doubts as to how many people would actually use it.

Click here to learn how Socialist Housing
was tyrannically imposed on Steamboat Springs.

Click here to learn more about the
root cause of the current housing mess.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Socialist Housing and Politicians

Dr. Perry sums it up very nicely.
Click the image & read about “Affordable Housing”:

 Click the image & read about Affordable Housing
Click here to learn how Socialist Housing was
tyrannically imposed on Steamboat Springs.

P.S.) Nationally, the tyrannical Socialist Housing agenda is
what caused our current global financial mess!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Swiftboat Propaganda From The Left

Here is another quote from the commentator known as Jason Krueger:

“[McCain’s] ‘integrity’ was further sacrificed when he supported the ‘swift boat’ lies against a fellow service member, John Kerry”
Much like the vicious lies about Palin, this utterly unsubstantiated assertion is popping up all over the net.

1) McCain strongly denounced the swift boat ads. I happen to think he was wrong to do so.

2) To the best of my knowledge, McCain has NEVER “supported” any assertions from “Swift Vets and POWs for Truth”. I defy ANYONE to prove he EVER has!

3) I defy ANYONE to prove even ONE lie anywhere in ANY of the assertions from “Swift Vets and POWs for Truth”! Their web site is found here.

4) Kerry’s own words, recorded for posterity and replayed in this ad are what ultimately torpedoed Kerry. What is SHOCKING and DISGUSTING is that Kerry got as many votes as he did.

5) I’m guessing this sort of brazenly false Leftist propaganda is what SP&T was looking to promote when they successfully sought to rid their site of most of the Conservative commentators.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jason Krueger's Regurgitated Propaganda

On September 16, 2008 at 8:57 p.m., the commentator known as Jason Krueger refers us to this web page as “evidence” that “Bush lied”. On that page, the very first piece of “evidence” reads:

“On August 26, 2002, in an address to the national convention of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Cheney flatly declared: ‘Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.’ ”
1) There is no question as to the extreme bias of Jason’s source. But, bias alone (real OR imaginary) is never a sufficient rebuttal (except in the “minds” of so-called “Liberals”). So, let’s proceed.

2) Was Cheney accurately quoted? Yes.

3) As merely one of many examples, did Jason and his source both miss this report from the Philadelphia Inquirer? How about this report from the New York Sun?

4) Is Jason unaware that, of the 17 UN Security Council Resolutions on Iraq which were issued over a period of 12 years, 14 of them dealt directly with WMD?

5) Is Jason unaware that UNSCR 1441 essentially told Saddam (paraphrasing):

“Better hide the WMD, The United States will be invading 30 days from today”

6) Is Jason unaware that the U.N. gave Saddam that heads up on 11/8/02 and we did not actually invade until 3/20/03? No wonder we have not found most of the WMD which the United Nations KNEW was there! That WMD was in Syria long before we invaded!

7) Is Jason unaware that, in July of 2004, the BIPARTISAN Senate Select Committee on Intelligence UNANIMOUSLY concluded:

“The Central Intelligence Agency reasonably and objectively assessed in Iraqi Support for Terrorism that the most problematic area of contact between Iraq and al-Qaida were the reports of training in the use of non-conventional weapons, specifically, chemical and biological weapons”
Chapter XII, Page 346, Conclusion 94

In other words, Saddam trained al Qaeda in the use of biological and chemical WMD.

8) Is Jason unaware that the BIPARTISAN 9/11 Commission reported that Bin Laden was offered “a safe haven in Iraq” (and even Bill Clinton knew it)?

Quoting The Bi-Partisan 9/11 Report:

“Iraqi officials offered Bin Ladin a safe haven in Iraq”
Page 66

“Saddam Hussein wanted bin Laden in Baghdad”
Page 134
In other words Saddam wanted to give al Qaeda precisely the same state sponsorship that led to 9/11.

Any source which alleges to have 935 examples of “false statements” and begins the list with “evidence” which is as demonstrably specious as this one is not worth another nanosecond of my time or anybody else’s time.

This nonsense from Jason is PATHETIC PABULUM blindly consumed by naïve little children!

Click here and here to learn more.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Media Driven Drivel From KielyJ

Quoting the commentator known as KielyJ:

“However the US has 3% of the world’s fossil fuels resources and uses 25 %. US oil production peaked in 1973.We can drill everywhere the creative imagination of the Republicans can think of and it will not change the situation we are in”
This proves:

1) KielyJ gets his/her disinformation from enormously dishonest and deceptive television ads (see that link to fully debunk this snippet of KielyJ drivel).

2) SP&T has successfully censored intelligent commentary from Conservatives who do not trust SP&T with their identity any further than they could throw the SP&T building.

3) About the only (unchallenged) commentary we now see at the SP&T site is the sort of hopelessly mindless media driven drivel we see here from KielyJ.

I could spend all day every day debunking the pabulum that now passes for commentary on the SP&T website. But, my guess is that virtually nobody reads it anymore anyway. So, why bother?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mr. Ross - Catch a Clue!

Regarding this offering from Tom Ross (who does far better when he avoids politics):

1) Mr. Ross, if you are truly naïve enough to believe that a government directed “Greening of America” will revitalize our economy, I HIGHLY recommend some FAR better reading!

There are plenty of good ideas out there. But, as we learned from the Ethanol debacle, the LAST thing we need is for government bureaucrats to predetermine winners and losers through utterly corrupt and completely counterproductive GIANT subsidies at a time when the big spending Dems are already driving us into the poor house!

2) I’m not impressed by the Pulitzer Prize:

Winning The Pulitzer, much like winning the Nobel Peace Prize, is often little more than certain evidence that the subject is an accomplished propagandist for the Far Left:

A) Walter Duranty won one (and, apparently, The Old York Times is still proud of that).

B) Maureen Dowd won one (and, shockingly, is still carried by The Old York Times even after she blatantly, deliberately and unapologetically distorted the words of a wartime President to suggest the polar opposite of what he said).

3) Hot?

According to purely political propagandists? Of course. With more than $US50 billion and counting doled out already, there are plenty (“journalists” included) who, in my view, are willing to sell their soul to get a slice of that pie.

According to peer reviewed science? Nope.

4) Flat?

Well, we are living in a time of a global economy. But, that’s nothing new.

5) Crowded?

Come on! When will the hysteria mongers, posing as “journalists”, give up on that old meme?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Socialist Housing, Tyrannically Imposed

These are the facts regarding how Socialist Housing was tyrannically imposed on an unwilling majority in Steamboat Springs:

2002 - The People Say NO!
Quoting the 2002 survey of Steamboat Springs residents:

“Only 27 percent of respondents stated they would pay additional taxes to support more housing”
Note: That survey used to reside on the city web site. We can only wonder why it has been deleted. Fortunately, an internet archive site preserved it for us (even if our city government did not).

2003 - The Politicians Ignore the People & Impose Their Tyranny
Our elected officials HAD to know this new entity would require tax payer funding when, quoting this article:
“In November 2003, Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs signed an agreement forming the Yampa Valley Housing Authority [WITHOUT putting it to a vote]”
2005 - The People MORE Emphatically Reiterate NO!
By 2005, according to page 43 of this survey of Steamboat Springs residents, the "willingness to pay" in order to "help develop affordable housing" had DROPPED and now ranged from 17.7% to 27.4%:

2006 - The Politicians Impose Their Tyranny to an even GREATER EXTENT
Our totalitarian Socialist "leaders" REPEATEDLY defied the CLEARLY and REPEATEDLY expressed will of "we, the people" and fed this ATROCITY ever LARGER sums of money which we CLEARLY told them we did NOT want to give them!

Quoting this article:
"In 2004, each entity gave $35,000; in 2005, $50,000; and in 2006, $60,000"
2007 - The People Throw the Bums Out!
Quoting this article:
“Challengers convincingly beat [ALL] council incumbents”
Towny Anderson was quoted to say:
“We tackled issues that hadn’t been tackled. … Arguably, you could say we got ahead of the community”
That is arrogant, self-righteous Socialist speak for “we know better than you and, in time, you will see that we were right”. No, Clowny, you were WRONG!

2008 - The Tyranny Grows Even LARGER (New Names, Same Old $#%@)
Quoting this article:
"the Yampa Valley Housing Authority... 2008 operating fund... includes $105,000 from the city of Steamboat Springs and $80,000 from Routt County"
The worst of it is that this Socialist Housing Program (like all that preceded it) is demonstrably destructive for everybody (with the possible exception of the parasitic bureaucrats who “earn” an income through this program). The greatest harm, as always, is done to the very people the program purports to “assist”. But, that is a topic for another day.

And, such is the tyranny of so-called “Liberals”.

The “divine right of self-righteous groups” indeed!

Housing Bubble? Not in Colorado!

3/3/09 - The chart was updated to reflect the latest data.

Housing Bubble? Where?
California? Yes. Florida? Yes. Elsewhere? Mostly No. Colorado? NO!
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Click here to further put Colorado housing into proper perspective.
More examples found here.
Hat Tip to Carpe Diem.