Train Wreck, Cali-Style

George Will writes that California continues to veer left, off the rest of the continent, with “faith-based transportation policy”:

Eager to hook states on higher spending, especially for high-speed rail, the Obama administration wants California to quickly spend $3.3 billion of federal funding (much of it borrowed from China, one source of President Obama’s train envy). Simitian says the $3.3 billion is about 5 percent of the cost “if the project stays on budget.” If. The $3.3 billion and $2.7 billion of state money would finance 130 miles of track in the Central Valley—a non-high speed section — a train from, and to, nowhere.

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Binary Obama

Truth is malleable, for the postmoderns, as the great VDH notes at todays NRO:

No American has any idea whether recess appointments, executive privilege, executive orders, or filibusters are to be considered good, bad, or indifferent, since Senator/President Obama has damned and embraced them all. I vaguely remember that at one time Guantanamo, renditions, tribunals, and preventive detention were either of no value or unconstitutional, and trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court and prosecuting CIA agents for supposedly too harsh interrogations were good. But that was all more than three years in the past, and hundreds of “Make no mistake about it”s and “Let me be perfectly clear”s  ago.

Mega Mosques Proliferating Around the World

Daniel Greenfield writes of giant mosques under construction all around the world. “So long as there’s oil money fueling the projects then the mega mosques will keep on growing. For Muslim states the mega mosque is a tool of power giving them the ability to centralize control of overseas Muslims with a single facility in a single city. For non-Muslim countries, the mega mosque is a center of subversion and terrorism.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/daniel-greenfield/the-mega-mosques-boom/2/

The EMP Threat Is Real, and Growing

Horrifying… how can humanity survive this, our infant age— when we seem so mired in ignorance, hate and piggish lusts? (See my previous post.) Then throw in a Carrington Event geostorm, slated for the next solar maximum—   coming your way soon. At Frontpage Jamie Glazov interviews Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security who advises Congress on the full spectrum of security issues.

These threats are not remote theoretical possibilities, but clear and present dangers.  Iran is on the verge of developing, or may already have nuclear weapons…Even more troubling are the prospects of a great geomagnetic storm.  The Congressional EMP Commission estimated that a Carrington Event class geomagnetic storm, that would effect the entire world, occurs about once a century.  It does not take a genius to do the arithmetic that 1859 was more than a century ago, that we are overdue for another Carrington Event.