Archive for May 26, 2011

Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Posted in Liberty with tags , on May 26, 2011 by spikestl

Choking back tears, Christian Golczynski accepted the flag from his father’s casket. Photographer Aaron Thompson described this moment as “the most emotionally moving event I may have ever witnessed and may ever witness in my life.”

On March 27, just a few weeks before Marc Golczynski was to return home from his second tour in Iraq — one he volunteered for — he was shot on patrol and killed by enemy fire in al-Aanbar province.

During a moment at the burial, Christian stepped forward to receive the flag for his father. The expression of grief on his young face was captured in a photo and became a powerful symbol for soldiers, their families and anyone who sees it.

When asked about his dad, Christian said, “He was a hero. He helped our country.”

Glover, Loesch, Gateway Pundit And The Good People Of Missouri vs the evil fred phelps’ westboro cult and the Tornados ~ Blogodidact

Posted in Cool Beans on May 26, 2011 by spikestl

The Good People Of Missouri vs the evil fred phelps’ westboro cult and the Tornados ~ Blogodidact

MSN Money Finds 10 Reasons why ‘You Should Love $5 Gas’

Posted in Clowerd and Piven "collapse the system" on May 26, 2011 by spikestl

10 Reasons why ‘You Should Love $5 Gas’

The latest such attempt comes from MSN Money, which on Wednesday tallied ten reasons that “you should love $5 gas.” While keeping in mind that the media had little interest in pointing these sorts of things out during the 2008 oil price spike, here are the reasons that $5 gas shouldn’t get you so upset:

Fewer people would die on the road.

Demand for high-mileage cars could grow.

Shorter security lines [at airports].

Less pollution.

Less congestion.

High prices lead to lower prices.

More exercise.

End of wars.

Local businesses could profit.

It’s all about democracy.

Some of those are really a stretch. Not only is MSN looking for ways to put lipstick on this pig, but they’re even straining credulity in some of the reasons they offer.

“End of wars,” for instance. The logic is that the massive costs of fuel for the military – up to $400 a gallon, apparently – would simply make military efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya too expensive to continue. So Americans should be happy that the financial burdens on the military are so great than they can’t complete their missions? That’s a pretty contestable assertion.

The “local businesses could profit” claim is also premised on some specious logic. “If you can’t afford to drive out to Wal-Mart or Home Depot, you may be buying instead at the local supermarket or neighborhood hardware store,” claims MSN. Of course virtually all goods-selling businesses are burdened with higher costs by rising fuel prices. The inevitable rise in the cost of the goods themselves leads to fewer purchases. A small business is less able to withstand such shocks than a big box store, and will therefore be disproportionately hurt by them.

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“Gov. Christie to pull NJ out of cap-and-trade energy program”

Posted in Cool Beans, Global Warming, politics on May 26, 2011 by spikestl

Gov. Christie to pull NJ out of cap-and-trade energy program