Tag: Bunk

Peace Prize Winner Declares Historic Victory (GBCW)

Update: See ya! Y’all go on blaming America for the all world’s problems without me. I’m sure my departure won’t cause you to miss a blame America-first beat! The idea that any American could suggest the United States is evil is simply mind-boggling.

Meaningless drivel….this way…

Obama’s Epic Fail. The Wapo is scathing:

President Obama helped broker a climate deal with a group of leading nations that provides for monitoring emission cuts by each country but sets no global target for cutting greenhouse gases, and no deadline for reaching a formal international climate treaty.

I Claudius and Caligula’s Victory over Neptune. The UK Times ridicules President Peace Prize for making the same bombastic claims. The Times made no effort to blunt the scale of the President Puff-ball’s defeat:

The United Nations climate change summit ended last night without setting any emission reduction targets.

President Obama forged a non-binding agreement with his counterparts in China, India, Brazil and South Africa but it was unclear whether all 192 countries would accept the compromise text….

The agreement merely repeated an aspiration to keep the global temperature increase to 2C without explaining how that would be achieved. The final text also failed to mention any deadline for turning it into a binding treaty.

Obama’s climate accord fails the test If you thought the right-wing press was harsh, check out Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor of the reflexively right-wing Independent.

…the accord is not legally binding, merely a political statement.

The key timetable for turning it into a legal instrument by this time next year, which is what the world desperately needs so that cuts in CO2 emissions really are carried out, was dropped from the text during the immensely difficult and seemingly-intractable talks which lasted all day and late into the evening. In effect, that makes it toothless.

Copenhagen ends in failure Hey, wait a minute, I thought this an unprecedented breakthrough, an historic agreement. What’s up with the Guardian?

Lumumba Di-Aping, chief negotiator for the G77 group of 130 developing countries, said the deal had “the lowest level of ambition you can imagine. It’s nothing short of climate change scepticism in action. It locks countries into a cycle of poverty for ever. Obama has eliminated any difference between him and Bush.”

John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: “The city of Copenhagen is a crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport.

Dropped from the text Gee, where have we heard that phrase before? Oh yeah, from the LA Times: “After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed tonight to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.” Our champion is now back in Washington to take on the snowstorms sweeping the eastern seaboard. Mr Obama himself admitted that a binding deal would be “hard to achieve”.

No kidding.

Translator’s Take on Medical Care Reform was Bunk 2009

I wrote an essay the other evening about my take on medical care reform.  I got a few positive comments, and hardly any negative ones.  I wrote it to pique (please pardon me for using one of my favorite words) criticism, but was way too confident in what I said.

I was WRONG.  The medical care situation is much more dire than either side in DC would have us know, and I will tell you why.  I will also tell you that, unless someone much smarter than I am can come up with a solution, our system will collapse soon, and that is not an empty threat.