Flemington, NJ Tea Party

The website for the Flemington Tea Party (SM) group, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dear Vladimir

April 22nd is Lenin's birthday. It also happens to be "Earth Day".

Hmmmm, just a coincidence, I'm sure.

Then again, maybe not: Earth Day: An Assault on Man

Friday, April 16, 2010

Report from the Media Research Center: "TV’s Tea Party Travesty"

The Media Research Center has just released a new report:

From the MRC's summary:

"While the broadcast networks seldom devolved into the juvenile name-calling and open hostility evident at the liberal cable news networks, their coverage of the Tea Party’s first year reflected a similar mindset of elitist condescension and dismissiveness. Given how the networks have provided fawning coverage and helpful publicity to far-less consequential liberal protest movements, their negative treatment of the Tea Party is a glaring example of a media double standard. Rather than objectively document the rise and impact of this important grassroots movement, the “news” networks instead chose to first ignore, and then deplore, the citizen army mobilizing against the unpopular policies of a liberal President and Congress."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Jersey: The Whining Starts

Well, okay, the whining actually started 60 seconds after Governor Christie finished his budget address last week. But the whining has started in the Star Ledger, with this article:

"N.J. residents, groups urge Senate panel to save
programs from Gov. Christie's budget cuts"

This article provides a good indication of what we'll be hearing here in New Jersey over the next few months, as Gov. Christie attempts to make good on his campaign promise to bring the state back into some semblance of fiscal sanity.

Here's the article's list of those who would suffer as a result of Christie's proposed cuts:
  • Epileptics
  • College students
  • People with cerebral palsy
  • Adults who can't take care of themselves
  • Families of the disabled
  • Children
  • Seniors
  • Colleges
  • Elementary schools
  • Cancer research groups
  • Family planning groups
  • Low- and moderate-income people
The article goes on to quote someone from a group called "Better Choices for New Jersey" (http://www.betterchoicesfornj.org/), a group that wants to employ fiscally responsible "revenue solutions" (i.e. tax increases) to solve the state's fiscal emergency. These are the "fiscally responsible" solutions they propose on their website:
  • Adjust state income tax to more closely reflect ability to pay.
  • Curb business tax breaks and loopholes.
  • Raise registration fees for gas-guzzlers that pollute our environment.
  • Increase the alcoholic beverage tax by 10% (this is on top of the 25% increase in FY2010!)
We should do everything we can to support Governor Christie in his effort to save New Jersey from fiscal ruin!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Flemington Tea Party - April 15, 2010

Planning is underway!

Watch this space for further details.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"World may not be warming," say scientists

This may be the year that Al Gore, the failed Presidential candidate, may have to add "Failed Global Warming Alarmist" to his resume. The London Times ran this story today, featuring John Christy, a former lead author of the IPCC assessment reports, saying:

“The temperature records cannot be relied on as indicators of global change”

And just why is that? Because, after an evaluation of the weather stations used to collect temperature data around the world, Christy found that:

"The popular data sets show a lot of warming but the apparent temperature rise was actually caused by local factors affecting the weather stations, such as land development.”

Read the whole story here:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Copenhagen climate summit: Carbon trading fraudsters in Europe pocket €5bn

By Rowena Mason
Published: 10:27AM GMT 10 Dec 2009

Carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90pc of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn) mainly in Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland, according to Europol, the European law enforcement agency.

The revelation caused embarrassment for European Union negotiators at the Copenhagen climate change summit yesterday, where they have been pushing for an expansion of their system across the globe to penalise heavy emitters of carbon dioxide.

Rob Wainwright, the director of serious crime squad, said large-scale organised criminal activity had “endangered the credibility” of the current carbon trading system.

“We have been talking to Europol over the last weeks,” said one EU senior delegate, after she was asked whether the European Union-run scheme was still viable. “We are making some fixes.”
Yesterday, the UK delegation released a paper calling for the “expansion of carbon markets”, in order to use the profits for a fund to help developing nations tackle climate change.

Suspicions about an unprecedented level of carbon crime over the last 18 months have led investigators to believe criminals are using “missing trader” techniques to buy up carbon credits elsewhere in Europe where there is a cheaper rate of VAT.

Then they sell on the credits in the UK, charging the domestic rate, and pocket the difference. This has been commonplace among trading of very mobile commodities across European borders, such as phones, computer chips and cigarettes.

Read the whole story:


In other words, just as critics have maintained, "carbon trading markets" are a fraud, designed to allow certain individuals to personally enrich themselves. What a surprise!