The Law of Unintended Consequences and its corollary, The Government Messes Up Everything It Tries to Fix, plays out again with ethanol production.
Two years ago, the newly-Democratic Congress struck a blow for a greener planet by demanding a level of ethanol production based on current estimates of gasoline use. This delighted corn farmers and ethanol manufacturers, and most everyone else assumed that little harm could be done by growing more corn and turning it into something other than food. No one thought about what a recession might do to gasoline demand, or how a parallel Democratic push to force automakers to produce more efficient cars would impact the need for all of the ethanol Congress demanded.
Great. Now food prices are higher, impacting the poor that the Democrats insist they care about. And the government may force higher ethanol ratios which could damage your car and increase pollution.
My Continental.com itinerary page had a convenient option where I could have donated $12.37 to Sustainable Travel International, a non-profit organization faux guilt relief scam, to offset the CO2 used for these flights. Here’s a better idea if you like to give to groups like that: Send your money to me and I’ll send you an encouraging email to pump up your fragile ego. Or better yet, donate it to a real charity and then release some endorphins.
Robin of Berkeley explains why the left hates Sarah Palin — Yep. If they just disagreed with her ideas and explained why it would be fine. That’s what we do with Obama. Yet we’re called racist for that?! I have never said anything remotely insulting of Obama like what Liberals do with Palin.
The Left has declared war on Palin because she threatens their existence. Liberals need women dependent and scared so that women, like blacks, will vote Democrat.
Theological Liberals’ ethnocentric views on display as they claim that African Christians are manipulated into claiming that homosexual behavior is a sin. What frauds.
A Massachusetts think tank has released a new report alleging that North American church renewal organizations are manipulating African churches and exporting hostile views of homosexuality.
“Globalizing the Culture Wars: U.S. Conservatives, African Churches, and Homophobia” has been authored by Political Research Associates (PRA), which labels itself “a progressive think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society.”
The organization says that its mission is to “expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.” The PRA website lists projects promoting abortion advocacy, gay causes and challenging Christian right “theocracy.”
They are the real homophobes, as they are so fearful of the Politically Correct Police that they’ll deny common sense and the God they allegedly worship.
I know many African Christians and they were very disappointed when they heard that some U.S. churches were blessing same-sex behavior. There wasn’t even a hint of them thinking, “Gee, you Americans are so darn smart, perhaps we should re-think our position.” It was more a reaction of bewilderment.
Maybe if the theologicaly Liberal folks were authentic Christians and took the Bible seriously they’d notice these facts:
- 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
- 100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
- 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
- 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.