Sunday, May 25, 2008

Confusing Math

BestView is perplexed by the liberals in Congress who claim that drilling in ANWR and adding 10 billion gallons of oil would not give us enough supply to affect prices at the pump. However, these same geniuses now claim that if we tap into the 700 million barrels of oil in our strategic reserves, gas prices will come down meaningfully. What utter nonsense.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Get me away from the sexist Democrats

Hillary is now widely complaining that she has been the victim of misogynists in her bid for the nomination in the dem primary contest. Large numbers of the democrat voters are sexist, she claims. At the same time, she claims that she is better able than Obama to defeat McCain next Fall. This seems to suggest that the contest in November would favor her because the voters who are Republican or who may be independent with no party affiliation would overlook her sex and vote on the issues she feels favor her.

I am not sure she would agree with the BestView conclusion, but it seems that Hillary should consider joining the Republican party since it is apparently not as populated with sexists.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Religion of Peace

Just wondering

When will the liberal media and pundits start using the word "gravitas" in the same sentence with BHO?

Obama Nonsense

Here is a direct quote of BHO's most recent nonsense. This is tired liberal drivel from academia that most of the electorate will accept without thinking.... mostly because they can't. Who is going to ask the electorate to consider whether a robust industrialized economy is going to consume more energy than a backward country in Africa whose population is still living in grass huts? Boy, this is depressing.

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times, whether we’re living in a desert, or living in the tundra, and then just expect that every other country’s going to say okay, you guys just go ahead and keep on using 25% of the world’s energy, even though you only account for 3% of the population.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Abortion Effect

The BestView theory of this election holds that many, if not most, of the liberals who are giving Obama the nomination are not comfortable with him. As his inexperience and lack of thought about international circumstances become painfully evident, they will in the end stick with him for one reason. They will risk the possibility of catastrophic international consequences from Obama's pursuit of Jimmy Carter's second term in order to preserve a woman's right to kill her babies.

Kennedy vs. Khrushchev

Obama,who is either "history-challenged" or even more devious and naive than most believe, has cited the Kennedy and Khrushchev meeting as something that ratifies his suggested meeting with all despots "without preconditions". The following account in the New York Times, of all places, puts the record straight for Obama and other Kool-Aide sippers in his camp.
Historical evidence suggests Kennedy knew immediately that he had made a mistake and the erection of the Berlin Wall two months later and the installation of missiles in Cuba within a year confirmed how big a mistake it was to send an inexperienced idealistic liberal to the White House. Read the whole article.

Good thing he is a liberal

Obama on Sunday:

“I mean, think about it. Iran, Cuba, Venezuela — these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, ‘We’re going to wipe you off the planet.’

Obama on this past Tuesday after McCain and others challenged him:

Iran is a grave threat. It has an illicit nuclear program. It supports terrorism across the region and militias in Iraq. It threatens Israel's existence. It denies the Holocaust," he said. "The reason Iran is so much more powerful than it was a few years ago is because of the Bush-McCain policy of fighting in Iraq and refusing to pursue direct diplomacy with Iran. They're the ones who have not dealt with Iran wisely.

Another bullseye from Coulter

Calling the fight against terrorism "the defining challenge of our time" -- which already confused liberals who think the defining struggle of our time is against Wal-Mart -- Bush said:

"Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."

The way liberals squealed, you'd think someone had mentioned Obama's ears.

Read the whole thing here.

Georgia Breaks New Ground

There has been a major development in the State of Georgia yet the so-called mainstream media has completely ignored it and even the alternative media hardly has covered it. This past week Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the most expansive school-choice program in the nation.

Unlike similar programs in other States, this program has no demographic restriction. All students are eligible for private school scholarships. The State Legislature set the cost of the school choice budget at $50 million. If the demand is similar in other States that amount likely will rise considerably. All pupils K-12 are eligible.

Read the whole thing here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Dream Dinner Party

If I were to give a dinner party for 10 people, who would I invite? Assuming the guests were not family or politicians, the following 10, in no particular order, would be my choice. Anyone wanting to offer a competing list is welcome to post a comment here on BestView.

Stephen Hawking--I am sure he could get me to understand the universe by the time dessert is served.
Boone Pickens--A Texan who has given millions to Oklahoma State and has a continuous stream of investment ideas for how to make more. Surely he would share some with me.
Camille Paglia--What other woman could better represent all womanhood at this dinner party?
Tom Wolfe--He would need to be seated by Camille with a hidden recorder needed to preserve their conversation.
Tiger Woods--Maybe he could help with my game, but if not, he would probably be the most widely respected person in the room.
John Bolton--the former U.N. Ambassador has a world view that I admire and more common sense than anyone observing the world scene.
Billy Graham--someone needs to bless this meal and he probably has a better line of communication to God than anyone else.
Terry Fator--Another Texan. Any dinner party needs an entertainer and he is the most talented one I have ever seen or heard.
Antonin Scalia--a brilliant man I would have sitting to my right so I could readily get his take on whatever came up in the various conversations.
Doyle Brunson--a Texan who has been playing poker successfully for 50 years. It would be fun to watch him correctly size up the dinner participants in the first 10 minutes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Life is good down on the farm

The farm bill going through Congress is such a boondoggle, it would take much of the day to document all of the obscenities included therein. Let's start with this. The bill continues the practice instituted after Katrina whereby farmers are allowed to lock in price support payments at the lowest possible price, sell at the highest possible price and then pocket the difference. This means you and I are paying twice for the same bushel of wheat.
Bush wanted to cap these benefits at an annual income of $200,000, but Congress will have none of that and went instead for $750,000. This in itself is a mirage since it doesn't include loan programs or disaster payments and it allows spouses to qualify for payments too. With clever accountants, it has been calculated that a farmer can have an income of up to $2.5 million and still get a handout.
BestView can't go on. It is too depressing.

Don't test me!

The New York teachers unions have successfully managed to prevent student performance from being considered in tenure decisions. This, like most aspects of modern education, violates common sense. As with all other liberals, teachers feel we should be content to assume their good intentions are sufficient to keep them in failing positions for life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Obscene Profits

Liberals like those running for President think it would just be a dandy idea to impose an additional tax on oil companies since their profits are obscene and the cause of high gas prices--even though neither is the case. However, if their profits are indeed so extravagant, maybe we should also consider those of the grain farmers who are beneficiaries of the increased price of corn and other grains from the idiotic conversion of our food into fuel for automobiles instead of people.

Beware of racists

This article in the Washington Post is like the first robin of spring. We can now look forward to steady efforts by the main stream media to promptly brand anyone who is not voting for BHO a racist and a bigot.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Before this is over, Michelle Obama is going to make the dems wish for Teresa Heinz Kerry back.

Here is a recent quote of hers:

Well see, his mother had a lot of nerve on her own, right? She thought that she could be something special, even though she grew up in a little town in Kansas.

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