“Science Deniers” vs. “Economics Deniers”

mad scientistAccording to the Left Side, we Neanderthals who Rock on the Right Side don’t buy that mankind is destroying the earth, so we are, by definition, “science deniers“.

How dare we question them?  They are the ‘intelligentsia’.  They own the facts.  Their “science” is unassailable.  They don’t really have any proof, but if you don’t agree with them, you must be an idiot.  You probably think the Earth is flat!  You probably don’t even accept that Albert Einstein’s great-great-great grandmother was a newt!

Well, I may not be an Einstein, and I admit I got a C in eighth grade science (actually Mr. Anderson paddled me for passing notes in class, that didn’t help).  But I have a question for you scientists:

If your “science” is so perfect, and you are so sure that mankind is destroying the earth via “climate change”, why have none of your predictions come true?

In 1975, according to Newsweek Magazine, you scientists were convinced that global cooling would “portend a drastic decline in food production – with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now.”  News Flash: didn’t happen.

Then in 2007 Al Gore predicted that “all Arctic ice would be gone by 2013”.  Um, Al, if that’s your science, I think I can safely deny that.  Didn’t happen.  In fact, there was a record ice-pack in 2013.

Go ahead, Left Side.  Call me a “science denier”.  I’m not convinced that man is capable of causing global climate change.  Don’t these same scientists admit that the earth was much warmer — and also much colder — in prehistoric times, well before Lady Gaga was “born this way”?

I’m pretty sure all of the uproar about climate change is more about power and money, and not so much about temperature.  Al Gore charges $100,000 per speech and his Global Investment Management company has made a killing  dealing in Climate Change drama.  And the UN building is full of little despots rubbing their fists at the prospect of slipping some carbon-tax guilt money into their pockets.

Speaking of money, it seems to me that the Left Siders are “Economics Deniers”.

They won’t accept that printing and distributing ever-growing gobs of cash waters down the value of existing dollars.  They can’t believe that paying people not to work for several years contributes to unemployment.  It doesn’t make sense to them that flooding our country with cheap foreign labor results in lower wage rates.

They don’t believe in the power of the free market, and the flawless balance of supply and demand.  They can’t accept that $17 trillion of debt is a problem for our children.

They won’t buy that unequal incomes are the result of unequal effort or talent.

The Left Side are the ones in denial.  The Economics Deniers.

But let’s not talk about that!  Let’s talk about gay marriage!  Or how barbaric it is to expect women to buy their own birth control pills!  Or how those stupid Right Siders are “Science Deniers” who don’t care about global warming!

So far the Left Side has not blinded the Right Side with their “science.”  Good thing.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Rockin' On the Right Side

The spheres are in commotion
The elements in harmony
She blinded me with science
“She blinded me with science!”
And hit me with technology

She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby

 

Watch this great live performance by Dolby – glad to see an old-school Telecaster in the studio with all that SCIENCE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Tell Me That 20-Week Abortion Isn’t Murder!

Jeff Balek from Caution Blind DriverThis is the hardest post I have written.  I have delayed this for a long time, but can’t hold back any longer.

You who have rocked with me on the “Right Side” know that I stick pretty much to fiscal issues.  I believe that our failure to accept economic reality will be the downfall of our nation, and it is our duty to fight the fight against national economic suicide.  I pretty much avoid social issues, because when the economic s**t hits the fan, it’s over anyway.  But this is a social issue that I just have to address.

Abortion is a topic that hits people in the gut.  It is a polarizing issue – it seems that you are all for abortion or completely against it, and there is no middle ground.

I have never had personal experience with abortion.  I imagine it is a pretty scary situation to be a young woman, pregnant without intention, and facing a life-changing event.  I have immense sympathy for anybody in that situation.  And here is what I want you all to know.

A fetus is a person.

Not an “unviable mass of tissue”.  Not an embarrassment.  Not a roadblock to success.  Not a woman’s “choice”.  It’s a person.

This week there has been considerable talk about personhood and abortion.  The US House of Representatives recently passed a law, with fierce opposition from the secular left, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation.   Texas has led the charge on the state level, and others are following suit.

My twin sons, Jeffrey and Mathew, were born at 26 weeks.  Each weighed barely two pounds, and they fought for every breath.  Fraternal twins, they weren’t anything alike.  Mathew was smaller – fair and handsome, dark hair and fine features.  Jeffrey was bigger, stronger – red hair and stocky build.  Mathew held on for a week, but just didn’t have the strength to win the fight.  Jeff, on the other hand, showed a toughness – a will to survive – that could not be denied.

Jeff is now 33.  Totally blind, but he is the center of our family and we – his mother, father, and sister – would not have a complete life without him.  He is our drummer, our anchor, and he keeps us honest and straight up every day.

Try to tell me that a 20-week old fetus is not a person.  Just try.

Abortion at twenty weeks is murder.  Period.  My son is proof positive.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On The Right Side

Rockin' On the Right Side

Oh, no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I will survive, hey, hey