First, here is a quick word about Tuesday’s elections in Virginia:
Democrats in Virginia flipped both the state Senate and the House of Delegates to Democrat majority control. Before Tuesday’s vote, Republicans had a small majority in both.
Meanwhile Virginia had voted Republican in presidential races for decades starting in the 1970s but voted for Obama twice and for Hillary.
So where does this creeping liberalism come from? It is four things:
*Over the last few decades Virginia has seen population growth in more liberal suburbs and cities and population stagnation or decline in conservative rural areas.
*Suburban Northern Virginia, which borders Washington, DC, has seen steady growth in the number of federal workers living there. These workers have become increasingly radical left-wing Swamp Dwellers.
*Virginia has seen a big inflow of Democrats from failing liberal Northeastern states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. And while Republicans also have fled these states Democrats tend to be much more politically active. They then promote the same ideas in their new state that ruined their home state.
*The militant media hysteria over president Trump has harmed Republicans nationwide, including in Virginia.
Update: Breitbart News reported about immigrants in Virginia who vote largely Democrat:
As Breitbart News analyzed, Virginia’s foreign-born population has boomed over the last few decades. In 1990, Virginia was home to less than 312,000 foreign-born residents. Today, there are close to 1.1 million, almost four times what the population was three decades before.
In 2019, 1-in-10 Virginia residents are foreign-born. In 1990, only about 1-in-28 residents were born outside the U.S.
Now here is today’s main commentary:
Great! US Exits Paris Climate Accord
The Los Angeles Times reported:
The Trump administration gave official notice Monday (November 4) that it will pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, a long anticipated move and a significant step in America’s retreat as an environmental leader.
Despite the president’s repeated claims to have already left the agreement, the U.S. is still very much a part of it. Under the terms of the accord, the formal withdrawal process will take another year to complete, such that the earliest the administration can officially exit the agreement is Nov. 4, 2020 — the day after the next presidential election.
The decision to abandon the agreement makes good on a campaign promise and is in keeping with the president’s belief that climate change is a hoax. It has been widely expected since June 1, 2017, when Trump announced his intention to withdraw, criticizing the accord as “simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries.”
In a statement released Monday, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said the president decided to withdraw from the agreement because of the “unfair economic burden” it imposed, but that the U.S. would continue to work with other countries to reduce emissions and “enhance resilience to the impacts of climate change.”
This is great news. It pulls the United States out of the international ‘green’ hoax called “global warming” or “climate change”. Neither of these claims has ever been substantiated much less proven.
For instance the Northern United States from Montana to Maine had the coldest Winter in 100 years in 2018. Chicago just had its earliest snowfall in 96 years. So how did that happen if the whole globe is “warming”?
Good question. Meanwhile there have been SIX expeditions to the Arctic and to Antarctica to document ‘warming’ and the disappearance of sea ice. Yet all of those expeditions had to be canceled when the ships got stuck in the ice! James Delingpole wrote on September 9, 2019 on Breitbart News:
Yet another greenie expedition to the Arctic to raise awareness of ‘global warming’ has been (scuttled) by unexpected large quantities of ice. This brings to a total of six the number of Ship of Fools expeditions where weather reality has made a mockery of climate theory.
According to Maritime Bulletin:
Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole. The ship is on Arctic tour with Climate Change documentary film team, and tourists, concerned with Climate Change and melting Arctic ice. All 16 Climate Change warriors were evacuated by helicopter in challenging conditions, all are safe. 7 crew remains on board, waiting for Coast Guard ship assistance.
At the same time the ‘greenies’ continue to claim that sea levels are rising from ‘global warming’ and melting ice caps yet Obama just spent $15 million for an oceanfront mansion on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. So obviously he is not too worried about those pesky “rising seas” (which are not rising at all, as Obama knows).
The LA Times story says that the US withdrawal from Paris is ‘a significant step in America’s retreat as an environmental leader’.
No, friends, this ‘green’ agenda is a step toward environmental and economic disaster. ‘Green’ laws not only kill the economy but those awful windmills on the mountaintops and black solar panels blanketing our beautiful rural meadows represent real environmental degradation. For instance windmills significantly slow the winds, causing real ‘climate change’.
Notice that the ‘greenies’ who are trashing president Trump for withdrawing from the Paris deal are the same ones who will never admit that the US has led the world in cleaner technologies in every field, including energy use. The United States produces twice as much wealth per unit of energy input as we did in the 1950s. Today America’s environment is very clean.
Meanwhile these ‘greenies’ will never confront communist China over its massive despoiling of the environment, which goes to show how fake the ‘green’ movement really is. It is not about “the environment” anyway but is a socialist/communist movement to take control of entire nations and their ways of life.
At the same time the ‘greenies’ have waged war on the most efficient energy source ever – nuclear power. The Los Angeles Times continued:
If Trump is reelected, his decision to withdraw from the agreement will turn the U.S. into an outlier.
It is good that we are an outlier; that is precisely why billions of people want to come to the US – because we have a growing economy that is less saddled by this ‘green’ nonsense and other aspects of socialism like relentless taxes and regulations. The LA Times continued:
The accord, which took years of international negotiations to reach, differed from previous environmental treaties in that it called upon all countries — rich and poor, developed and developing — to commit to voluntarily lowering their emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.
Its central aim was to keep global warming “well below” 2 degrees Celsius this century, potentially forestalling the most devastating effects of climate change. At its most ambitious, the agreement hoped to limit warming to just 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Except that ‘global warming’ is not happening; that is why they altered the name to ‘climate change’. Even the famous ‘climate-gate’ email scandals of 2009 and 2011 exposed top “warming” scientists seeking to cover up for the fact that their numbers were not adding up to the calamity that they were expecting. The LA Times continued:
Countries were not legally required to meet particular targets and they were given the flexibility to set their own goals. Under the Obama administration, the U.S. pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 26% below 2005 levels by 2025.
The agreement was meant to be a first step in the fight against climate change. But nearly four years after it was signed, the U.S. is not on track and neither is much of the rest of the world.
Actually the United States has been on track for many years. We have significantly reduced our carbon dioxide (CO2) output per dollar of GDP produced while other nations like India and China have increased theirs and represent vastly larger populations and thus much greater emissions. The LA Times reported:
A U.N. report released in 2018 found that many large emitters were unlikely or uncertain to fulfill their climate commitments, including China and the U.S., which lead the world in greenhouse gas emissions. According to data from the Climate Action Tracker, the U.S. is only projected to reduce its emissions by about half of its original goal.
These goals are totally arbitrary. Even worse, there is absolutely no proven connection between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the climate. Carbon dioxide always has been and always will be a natural element in the atmosphere while the climate has fluctuated naturally for thousands of years. The LA Times reported:
Environmentalists say part of the reason the U.S. is falling short is because of the president’s agenda of rolling back regulations intended to reduce carbon emissions.
Since taking office, Trump has replaced the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s signature domestic program to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with a new plan that does away with aggressive nationwide goals for reducing the energy sector’s carbon footprint. The administration has also announced its intention to weaken vehicle emission and fuel efficiency standards, a move that would result in Americans burning more gasoline and emitting more carbon dioxide than they would have under the current regulations.
Repeat: Carbon dioxide is a natural part of the atmosphere. This frenzy about carbon dioxide is a fabricated crisis. It is intended to rush us into severe regulations that will cripple our economy. Meanwhile windmills and solar panels are enriching ‘greenies’ and their friends while giving us little energy in return, i.e., energy starvation and higher prices. The LA Times reported:
Dozens of states and cities across the country responded to the president’s plans to withdraw from the Paris accord by vowing to fulfill the U.S. commitment without Washington’s help. Yet the administration has pushed back against this as well, most recently by announcing plans to revoke a decades-old waiver that California and 13 other states have relied on to follow tougher car emissions standards than those required by the federal government.
“Tougher car emissions standards” is another hoax. ‘Greenies’ are promoting the electric car which is massively inefficient. Nikitas3.com calculates that the electric car consumes 2 to 10 times as much energy per mile as a gasoline-powered car since electricity is a highly “refined” resource and it is a law of physics that ‘it consumes energy to refine energy’. Electric cars can lose half of their charge in frigid weather and they operate poorly in very hot climates too.
We should be conserving electricity for uses that have no alternative like powering light bulbs, computers, refrigerators, water pumps, power tools, etc. At the same time we have a great alternative for cars – the gasoline engine.
Time for US War on Mexican Drug Cartels
The Daily Caller reported:
President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the United States is “ready, willing & able” to send troops to Mexico in order to quash the drug cartels after an American family was slaughtered near the border.
At least nine members of a Mormon fundamentalist family were gunned down and burned alive by cartels while traveling through Mexico on Monday, including two infants, four children, and three women. The family was allegedly mistaken for rivals of the cartel, resulting in a brutal scene where children and mothers were locked inside of a car and burned.
The president reacted to the news on Twitter, asserting, “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.”
“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” he continued. “The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”
A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these…..
Trump has previously threatened to classify drug cartels as terrorist organizations, which would give the U.S. the authority to deal with them militarily.
“We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” Trump told Breitbart News in March.
The US military should use air attacks to decimate these drug cartels; it could be easily done once we identify their hideouts, just like Trump did to ISIS in Syria.
But the Mexican president would never allow it since the Mexican president is a communist and communists worldwide are working closely with drug traffickers and taking part of the profits.