Friday, August 11, 2006

Adirondack Musing Country Share

Who are all these people in the UK that visit this site? It can't just be Sara. A few German fans also.

Saranac Lake Weather

Frost warning for tonight.

Frost advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 8 am EDT Saturday...
Becoming clear with areas of frost after midnight. Cold with lows 35 to 40. North winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming light and variable after midnight.
Areas of frost early...otherwise sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Evolution? Nonsense!

Dr. Bob Johnson - Democrat NY-23

I met Dr. Bob Johnson yesterday afternoon at the Saranac Lake block party. Dr. Johnson is running against Republican John McHugh for the NY-23 Congressional seat. Yes, Dr. Johnson is a Democrat running in a primarily Republican district. So why should residents of the Saranac Lake area vote for this man?

One reason is that he is a medical doctor. Might he not be more sympathetic towards a couple of our major employers who depend upon Federal funds for their existence? Namely Adirondack Medical Center and Trudeau Institute.

You can see the special interests that John McHugh is beholden to here.

Dr. Johnson seemed to be a sincere man who, unlike McHugh, is in favor of resolving the Iraq War and unlike McHugh has served in the military. Dr. Johnson, who unlike McHugh, is in favor of weening our country away from dependency on Middle East oil. Dr. Johnson, unlike McHugh, is in favor of Universal Health Care.

But what impressed me the most is that Dr. Johnson doesn't believe that the Representative of NY-23 should just be a rubber stamp, seat warmer. Unlike McHugh, who has been described as a loner on "the Hill", Dr. Johnson believes that the people of the North Country should have a voice in Congress.

I am not in his District (I'm represented by the other Republican idiot) but I highly encourage people to vote for this man if you want true representation in Washington, DC.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Commies in Keene, NY!!!

Good thing McCarthy is dead. A bunch of commies in Keene want to vote on a resolution that criticizes Bush administration policies. Haven't these people heard our President tell everyone that you are either with him or agin him?

Actually, I could not be prouder of these people. It takes a lot of guts to show up at a public meeting with a resolution like that in a conservative area like ours. It appears the group already has enough signatures to get their proposals on the November ballot.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Oil Pipeline Corrosion

Not as important as small town newspaper wiener pict but....
Now let's talk timing. BP's suddenly discovered corrosion necessitating an emergency shut-down of the line is the same corrosion Dan Lawn has been screaming about for 15 years. Lawn is a steel-eyed government inspector who has kept his job only because his union's lawyers have kept BP from having his head.

Why shut the pipe now? The timing of a sudden inspection and fix of a decade-long problem has a suspicious smell. A precipitous shutdown in mid-summer, in the middle of Middle East war(s), is guaranteed to raise prices and reap monster profits for BP.

I don't want readers to think BP isn't civic-minded. The company's US CEO, Bob Malone, was Co-Chairman of the Bush re-election campaign in Alaska. Mr. Bush, in turn, was so impressed with BP's care of Alaska's environment that he pushed again to open the state's arctic wildlife refuge (ANWR) to drilling by the BP consortium.
From Greg Palast.

The ADE Wiener Picture

Go here to see the picture.

Monday, August 07, 2006

War Deters War

A good war deters war! Not only that, but peace movements extend wars. Yessireebob! Those are the conclusions of the latest Adirondack Daily Enterprise 'guest editorial'.
I would suggest that the best deterrent to war is war itself and that “peace” movements do not bring peace; they merely extend wars.
This opinion is based on a column posted, by Dr. Thomas Sowell, at the conservative website And what a surprise, Dr. Sowell works for the Hoover Institute.

You see members of the peace movement are nothing more than 'Blame America Firsters'. They are not patiotic because they are not careful about how they phrase criticism of their goverments policies. Thus giving implicit aid, comfort and support to our enemies.

Maybe it would be good if someone would write a guest editorial explaining how to be a good, god-fearing, patriotic American. I suspect it might only be one line; elect Republicans, keep them in office, do what they say.

How has that worked out for us?