Unanswered Questions of 2010

I was going to spend time in the sun in Puerto Rico, drinking colorful rum drinks while observing scientifically scantily clad tropical skanks. I decided to get sick instead so, here I am for the time being, thinking, but not very hard.

This is a good time to consider questions I would think I have a right to have answered but that have not been answered during the year. Here are the main ones:

Why hasn’t a single former or current global warming proponent come forward to point out that the following is absurd, violates rules of logic every bright twelve-year old knows:

Arguing that unusually warm temperatures (anywhere) are evidence of global warming and then arguing that unusually cold temperatures (in the very same places) are also evidence of global warming?

Where is Al Gore? What is he doing?

Why didn’t President Obama close the Guantanamo detention facility for suspected terrorists as promised? (I have an idea; I would like the president’s followers or former followers to force the administration to say why loud and clear.)

Why did I not hear loud protests from the Republican leadership about the administration’s growing tendency to impose through bureaucratic fiat what the president was unable to pass through a democratic process? Major instances are imposition of measures to limit alleged global warming and the FCC’s new intrusion in the perfectly adequate Internet.

Why isn’t anyone, Left or Right celebrating the fact that the Middle-East now has two democracies instead of one? After difficult birth pains, Iraq has a government achieved through perfectly democratic means including hard-headed negotiations. President Bush won his “war of choice” through and through. It’s worth mentioning it really loudly.

Incidentally: A French-Chinese consortium is likely to carry the first petroleum exploitation permit from Iraq. Some “blood for oil!” Leftists have no shame, no sense of decency. If they did, one of them at least would come forward and say, “Oops!”

Incidentally also: I still think that when the smoke clears, all American troops will have left the ground in Iraq but that there will be an American forward base somewhere in Iraqi Kurdistan. I sure hope so.

Why do the media as well as the Republican leadership maintain a wall of silence about the many facets of the president’s stubborn and mysterious secretiveness? Here is a list of the president’s acts of secrecy, “acts” by forceful omission, of course:

  • During the presidential campaign, Obama released just one brief document detailing his personal health, while GOP opponent John McCain released what he said was his complete medical file totaling more than 1,500 pages. The Obama campaign eventually released some routine lab-test results and electrocardiograms for Obama.
  • Obama refused to offer his official papers as a state legislator in Illinois and did not produce correspondence, such as letters from lobbyists and other information, from his days in the Illinois State Senate.
  • Obama did not release his client list as an attorney or his billing records.
  • Obama declined to release his college records from Occidental College, where he studied for two years before transferring to Columbia University.
  • Obama’s campaign refused to give Columbia University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science, permission to release his transcripts. Such transcripts would list the courses Obama took, and his grades.
  • Obama’s college dissertation, reportedly titled “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament,” has disappeared from Columbia’s archives.
  • Obama did not agree to the release of his application to the Illinois state bar, which would clear up intermittent allegations that his application to the bar may have been inaccurate.
  • Obama has not released records from his time at Harvard Law School.
  • Note: During his campaign for president, Obama promised he would make his White House “the most open and transparent administration in history.”

This list comes from Chris Matthew, of all people. He is the liberal MSNBC commentator who said famously that he felt a tingle going up his leg when he thought of Barack. A case of man love gone sour.

The list is lifted from an article in Newsmax.


About Jacques Delacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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