Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hudson Valley Focus Interview Re Agenda 21

Tom Sipos interviewed me on Hudson Valley Focus concerning the Town of Olive's adoption of an Agenda 21-driven master plan.  Hudson Valley Focus airs on nine Clear Channel stations in the Hudson Valley.  The interview is about 25 minutes.  HV Focus airs on Saturday mornings between 6:30 and 8:00 on WRNQ, WBPM, WKIP, WGHQ, WPKF, WRWD, WLEG, WBWZ, and WRWC. The interview is linked here:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Obama's Upcoming Speech Out of "Groundhog Day"

Yesterday, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh were mocking the Obama administration's gaffe concerning the scheduling of his speech next week. The Obama staff had scheduled it to conflict with the national Republican presidential debate. After a silly quarrel with John Boehner the Obots rescheduled it to the following night--when it conflicts with the opening game of NFL football.   Tom Sipos of Hudson Valley Focus just forwarded to me the following e-mail which suggests a deeper gaffe: the utter failure of the Democrats and the American economics establishment to solve the current economic disintegration, caused by the institutions that they have advocated for a century.  Obama's silly repetition of ideas that have repeatedly failed is a tragic laugh:


With the worst (ZERO) jobs report,  since the end of WWII, out today and Obama scheduled to give us "His Plan" next Thursday I thought I would send this along.

In Ground Hog Day Bill Murray kept living the same day over and over. 

Ground Hog Day The sequel starring Barack Obama, or Obama Deja Vu: "I'll Have a Plan When I Get Back"

Number of people employed when Reid and Pelosi took over Congress 146,033,000
Number of people employed when Barack Obama was inaugurated     
142,201,000
Number of people currently employed                                                139,627,000 and falling

Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaT19rQ-Do&feature=related (3 Minute Compilation. Well worth watching)
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. June 04, 2008
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. February 1, 2009
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. September 15, 2009
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. October 29, 2009

Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. November 18, 2009
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. December 02, 2009

Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. January 27, 2010
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. February 17, 2010
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. March 2, 2010
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. May 7, 2010
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. September 13, 2010  "Now our # 1 focus has to be jobs, jobs, jobs."  What was it before?
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. December 22, 2010 "We now have to pivot and focus on jobs and growth." What was it before?
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. June 13, 2011 "Everyone who wants a good job will have a good job."
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy.  August 2011 "After he gets back from vacation after Labor Day."
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. August 30, 2010  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Jm8r-Qjks
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. August 29, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYsXqiw64K0&NR=1
Obama says he'll have a plan for the economy. September 8, 2011
Obama's Jobs Plan and Jobs Council  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbJylJQ3JGE  (Watch as least the first 2 or 3 minutes)

Touting Michigan as the poster child for job growth.     When down is up and up is down-the logic of the left

Leave it to George Soros and the liberal left to rewrite the story to suit themselves. 

REPORT: Texas Ranks Dead Last In Total Job Creation, Accounting For Labor Force Growth

"While over 126,000 net jobs were created in Texas over the last two and a half years, the labor force expanded by over 437,000, meaning that overall Texas has added unemployed workers at a rate much faster than it has created jobs. And although states like Michigan have lost jobs (29,200 since February 2009), the state’s labor force has shrunk by over 185,000 since then. As a result, while there are fewer jobs, there are significantly less workers looking for them."

Michigan-"As a result, while there are fewer jobs, there are significantly less workers looking for them."  Can someone please explain to me how this logic signifies a healthy economy where individuals can earn a living and care for themselves.  T Sipos 

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/08/17/297556/report-texas-ranks-dead-last-in-total-job-creation-accounting-for-labor-force-growth/  Yes, this report was published by George Soros.  Data for this post was compiled by Matt Separa, Research Assistant with the Economic Policy Team at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.



An Environmentalist Rant

The Kingston Freeman published my letter on August 28.

Dear Editor:

The Town of Olive is considering a comprehensive plan.  The motivation, debate and the plan itself reflect Olive’s, New York’s and America’s moral and consequent economic decline.

Supervisor Berndt Leifeld told a packed town meeting  and a well-attended Town Board meeting  that the plan need not be taken seriously because its chief purpose is to procure grant money.

Starting with a lack of integrity, the plan was drafted by a politically correct consultant from Beacon who parrots the superstitious and ideologically-driven radical environmental claims of the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and Agenda 21, the globalist United Nations manifesto beloved by Goldman Sachs and DuPont.

The plan should not be so called. It is an environmentalist rant that proposes expensive projects such as a new community center and a new town hall without considering costs, benefits or the effects on taxpayers and homeowners.

More broadly, the plan follows Ulster County’s general commitment to excessive construction costs at the law enforcement center and Golden Hill Health Care facility (which, if authorized, will host 1 percent — 250 -- of Ulster County’s senior citizens at a cost of between $1,000 and $2,000 per Ulster County household -- of which there are about 67,000).

Given President Obama’s parlous economy, it is astonishing that  Leifeld has chosen to propose a reckless spending spree and crackpot regulatory binge without considering that since Congressman Hinchey’s election in 1991, Ulster County’s economy has grown at one third the national average.  The county’s high school and college graduates have been driven to move to states that would not consider ICLEI’s superstitious radical environmentalist claims.

Benjamin Franklin said that America would be a republic — if we can keep it.  The voters of Olive, Ulster County and the United States do not appear to be capable of  keeping a republican form of government.

MITCHELL LANGBERT

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Agenda 21: Ignorance Is Not a State of Grace

Agenda 21 is a UN statement that, in 1992, was signed by the United States under the George H. Bush administration.  It advocates globalization, extreme environmentalism, and increasing the United Nation’s control over local governance. It is consistent with Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s proposal to turn Ulster County  into a federal park and with increasing Wall Street’s control of water rights, farm land, and local governance.  It can be read at http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/.

Irenocracy

Editor
Wall Street Journal

Dear Editor:

Irene is the Greek word for peace.  For the past few days Americans have anticipated the worst hurricane in decades:  Hurricane Peace.  But the media and politicians seem not to have noticed.  Despite an ever- expanding education system, more than other democracies, which have mostly become tyrannies,  America is becoming an idiocracy.  There’s a link to the persistent ethics decline and to the insistence on  Keynesian economics as well.  A nation that fears Hurricane Peace is unlikely to conceive of moral foundations to action or to think logically about economic policy.

Sincerely,

Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
Brooklyn College

Irene Pictures, Bushkill Creek Below Maltby Hollow



As I blogged earlier today, Hurricane Irene caused the Bushkill Creek to overflow onto our lawn, but before the overflow was sufficient to threaten the house, debris blocking a downstream bridge was loosened and the stream receded quickly.  I grabbed a camera as the stream was receding back to its banks. At its peak the stream was covering most of the lawn.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Update on Irene: My House Flooded Out

Sunday night I was optimistic, but my house ended up being flooded out. The Bushkill broke the bank on my property for the first time in more than 50 years. It did not reach the house. The reason for the breach was debris that had collected under a bridge. It broke through just as the overflow was reaching the house. At that point the Bushkill went down about two feet.  But my basement was flooded and I lost my furnace and hot water heater. We're still out of power. I'm posting this from a computer shop in Kingston. I probably won't have power or Internet until the weekend.  My earlier blog is an example of excessive optimism. I'll remember that the next time I think about making an investment.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene: Stream Conditions at My House


So far the Bushkill Creek near Maltby Hollow is not as high as it was earlier this week, but the rain is coming down hard.  The state has a meter across the stream and it's still in the 2+ feet range. With one day, 4 inches rain I'll bet it goes over 3 feet by tomorrow.  Flooding here would require something over 9 feet, so there's nothing to worry about for us from this storm.  But wind is always a scare with all the trees around here. So far there hasn't been much wind, but I assume that will change by tomorrow morning.