Category Archives: US

Good News from Green Party Leader Jill Stein: The Waste of Time in Paris was a…well…Waste of Time!

I do not often agree with likely 2016 Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein (I admire her greatly for standing for what she thinks is right but she is usually wrong) but I do agree with this from her final report from the Waste of Time (COP21) in Paris:

(PARIS) “The United Nations climate summit (COP21) has failed to take the action necessary to prevent global climate catastrophe,” said Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as she prepared to depart Paris, where she had participated in several COP-related events.

According to Stein, “The voluntary, unenforceable pledges being produced by COP21 are entirely insufficient to prevent catastrophic climate change. Scientific analysis shows that these pledges will lead us to 3 degrees Celsius global temperature rise – and that will be catastrophic.”

I am glad that we did not try to bind the world or the US to unconstitutional reports to foreign institutions but Stein did call for the taxpayers of the West to “compensate” developing countries:

Stein also faulted the United States and the other industrial nations for failing to adequately fund transition and adaptation efforts by developing countries. According to Stein, “It is the US and major industrialized countries that are primarily responsible for climate change. We have both a moral and legal responsibility to compensate other countries for the damages we have inflicted and to enable them to find sustainable paths to development that will raise their standards of living.”

We have a moral and legal responsibility to help ourselves first and not hit the taxpayer for reparations.

But today let’s raise a sweet tea to the failure of the latest Waste of Time.  Maybe the taxpayers of the nations will demand we save the money and skip the next Waste of Time.

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

GOP Presidential Candidate Jim Gilmore on John Fredericks Show Tuesday!

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore was on the John Fredericks Show yesterday and here’s the audio of it.

I do not have a lot of time this morning for analysis but I generally think Gilmore is still a wonderful candidate and would be a great President (or for that matter Vice President).  He’s thoughtful and not a shrill headline-grabber.  I disagree a bit with Gov. Gilmore’s criticism of Sen. Rand Paul as I can see the potential abuse of unlimited access to phone numbers of US parties (the government could, for example, determine one of its critics or a key vote on a key bill is say frequently phone sex sites and decides to blackmail the official to silence or to vote their way; also technology is so pervasive that if we lose our freedoms, we cannot hope to unite to regain them) but I also considered the measured way Gilmore is trying to balance security and freedom.

The former Virginia governor says he’s on the ballot in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.  I agree he has been treated unfairly (George Pataki was in more debates than Jim Gilmore and I am sure Gilmore has more support than the former NY governor.) but people can help.

Go to Gilmore for America site and download the petition and get Gilmore on the ballot!  If I were in a spot to go to Iowa or New Hampshire, I’d go and help the governor.  Maybe I’ll have to mull whatever influence I have and focus it toward Iowa and NH…

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders