Reassurance from Sen Inhofe
Senator Inhofe (the only legitimate Senator) is certain that the Carbon Cult will lose the next round. Speaking to a meeting in Enid,
Senator Inhofe said the cap-n-trade bill is DOA in the Senate.
“It’s dead on arrival in the Senate. It will not happen,” Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe told Enid Rotarians during their noon meeting Monday. “I can absolutely guarantee you it’s not going to happen in the Senate.”
Inhofe has been an outspoken opponent of economic concessions related to global warming legislation, and on Monday he again lashed out at the “faulty science” behind the House proposal.
“The whole notion of global warming is the greatest single hoax perpetuated on the American people,” he said.
That's why he's the only legitimate Senator: he's the only one who tells the truth.
However, climate bill proponents say more leading nations agree global warming is a concern.
I seem to recall the same "leading nations" agreeing on other concerns. For instance, "leading nations" agreed in 1936 that Jews needed to be eradicated. You'd think we would have learned that Germany's endorsement doesn't quite guarantee the validity or morality of an idea. You'd think American scientists and intellectuals would occasionally examine facts, reason, and human benefits instead of blindly following das Herrenvolk into the pit of Hell. Nope, we haven't learned a damn thing.
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Caveat: I'm certainly not saying that we can't or shouldn't learn from other countries. When another country has done a better job of designing a necessary
system or technique, we should copy as much as possible instead of re-inventing the wheel. France has done a better job with medical care and nuclear power, and we should learn from them. But in every situation we need to start with facts, aim to satisfy our own
needs and interests. After
we know what truly needs to happen, we can copy pre-existing ideas.
The American public school system perfectly illustrates the disastrous results of unnecessary
copying. Through the 1800's, American one-room schools naturally evolved ways of organizing and teaching that worked well for American kids.
The classroom was like an artisan's workshop, with the teacher as Master and the older or smarter students as Journeymen helping to teach the younger or dumber Apprentices. Math was taught concretely, beginning with "bead boards",
and there was plenty of room for play and social interaction. Around 1910 the government (under the guidance of Harvard intellectuals) began to adopt a German model, where the students remain in their seats all day while Herr Professor or Frau Professorin reads abstract theories and lists of facts. This "comprehensive" model became universal after WW2. Unsurprisingly, "comprehensive" works well in states like North Dakota and Minnesota where the people are largely Krauts. Unsurprisingly, it works very badly in places where Krauts are a small fraction of the population.
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