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November 24, 2013

Breakout by Newt Gingrich

In Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Future, Newt Gingrich and Ross Worthington write about current and future “breakouts,” which are “bigger and more powerful than breakthroughs” (6) in

  • learning
  • health
  • American energy
  • transportation
  • space
  • government

In addition, they discuss breakouts from poverty and disabilities.

Unfortunately, Gingrich recommends only revamping NASA and NIH rather than eliminating them entirely, which is what should be done since space exploration and medical research are not within the federal governments limited responsibilities.  (See the Constitution.)

This type of research and writing are clearly Newt’s niche and what he should be doing rather than running for president claiming to be a conservative.

I recommend the book to anyone interested in the future.

I found the following videos about Breakout:

What I Mean by ‘Breakout’

Newt Gingrich ‘Breakout’

Speaker Newt Gingrich Talks ‘Breakout’

June 28, 2012

The Great Destroyer by David Limbaugh

I believe it was Sean Hannity I heard call The Great Destroyer:  Barack Obama’s War on the Republic (Washington, DC:  Regnery Publishing, 2012) by David Limbaugh an encyclopedia.  That is a good description.  The book should be considered a reference work and kept on a handy shelf rather than read from beginning to end.

It includes a lot of good information but too much and too much detail for the casual reader to remember.

Limbaugh covers Obama’s war on

  • America
  • the right
  • the disobedient
  • our culture and values
  • the economy
  • our future
  • oil
  • other energy resources
  • business
  • national security
  • guns
  • the office of the President

April 23, 2010

Summer Reading: Energy and the Environment

The last few days, I’ve seen and heard the authors of these books on conservative talk shows:

June 12, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 6-12-09

In a press release dated yesterday, Rep. Perlmutter’s office announced that his “GREEN Act (Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods) was heard in the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.”  This bill “provides incentives to lenders and financial institutions to provide lower interest loans and other benefits to consumers, who build, buy or remodel their homes and businesses to improve their energy efficiency.”

In prepared remarks, Perlmutter stated, “Combined, our homes, businesses, schools, governments, and industries consume more than 70 percent of the natural gas and electricity used in the country. The GREEN Act would reduce the harmful effects buildings have on the environment by encouraging energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy resources, thereby creating sustainable communities.”

What harmful effects are buildings having on the environment?  Is this more nonsense about greenhouses gases supposedly causing global warming?  That’s been thoroughly debunked.

I have no objection to individuals, businesses, and other organizations improving energy efficiency in their buildings if that’s what they want to do.  However, the federal government should not be involved in that and certainly shouldn’t be trying to motivate people to do it–particularly at taxpayer expense.  Show me where in the Constitution the federal government is given authority to interfer with financial institutions or energy production.

May 29, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 5-29-09

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My Congressman, Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), has re-introduced his “GREEN Act [which] provides incentives to lenders and financial institutions to provide lower interest loans and other benefits to consumers, who build, buy or remodel their homes and businesses to improve their energy efficiency and use of alternative energy” (“Perlmutter Re-Introduces Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act for Affordable Mortgages“).

Under which of powers that the Constitution gives to Congress does this fall?  How much will it cost taxpayers?  Why do we need to improve energy efficiency when we have access to plenty of oil in the United States?

If individuals and organizations want to “improve their energy efficiency and use of alternative energy,” I have no objection–as long as they pay for it and the federal government isn’t involved.

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