Month: October 2020

Profane but profound

Jonathan Pie on the money again.

Net Zero? An experience of child birth & why the only green new deal is a soiled diaper

If childbirth today is any guide, fossil fuel phase out is a pipe dream. Why?

Nearly every single piece of equipment that assisted in the delivery of our new bundle was dripping with fossil fuel derivatives.

Naturally, hospitals require sterilized, often single use equipment. Whether syringes, gloves, catheters, anesthetics, pill wrapping… you name it, this is a harsh reality.

Even bottle feeding the little’un requires we throw the mini milk bottles out each time they are used because her immune system is not anywhere up to the job of fighting bacteria for at least 6 weeks.

So if Joe Biden wants to “work out” fossil fuels, how does he intend to cater to the medical industry? One imagines if all of the equipment above had to be replaced by alternative materials, imagine just how expensive his BidenCare would become? We can just see bamboo beds and paper catheters.

Oh, one other thing. Hospitals don’t work very well on intermittent power sources, especially mid way through a surgery.

Latest must see Democrat campaign ad

Latest Democrat campaign video.

Ethics lectures from hypocrites

When will banks like ANZ realize that pushing climate change evangelism in order for prospective customers to qualify for loans might be far better served if these groups operated from a position of squeaky clean ethics to begin with?

What is the true global warming impact of a farmer with 100 farting cows who needs to upgrade his tractor to more efficiently operate? Will he be penalized for not erecting a solar park first?

There is little more infuriating than being lectured to by organizations that have a long history of sketchy behaviour.

While banks should be free to run their business as they see fit within the realms of the law, what purpose does this nonsense serve? Since when did ANZ become the axe on climate change? Just like the clowns at ASIC whose own research proved that corporations found less need to make statements about the climate impact on their businesses. So upset is the regulator that it wants to impose a reporting structure anyway! Will 3 extra pot plants in the foyer qualify as climate abatement in an annual filing?

What next? Will small businesses fail to qualify for ANZ loans if they don’t have the right mix of identities or apportion a certain amount of philanthropic donations to approved activist organizations like BLM?

Will ANZ demand that businesses declare how many suppliers in the minority community are mandated? We all know how well that went with PG&E in California.

There has to be a massive opportunity for a financial institution to grow a pair and fill a need. With fewer players, they might find it much more margin accretive and satisfying for shareholder returns.

Joe Biden reaches out for the black vote in ad campaign

#YouAintBlack Joe Biden pushes hard for the black vote.

For a man that actively pushed for the 1994 Crime Bill to stop super predators. One who thinks Hispanics are far more diverse than the black community and the guy that believes that poor kids are just as smart as white kids.

The insincerity is there for all to see. Trump was on the money in the last debate – Biden is a typical politician – all talk no action.

Victorian Kindergarten?

This is what Victorian Premier Dan Andrews posted on his FB account this evening.

Effectively, Victorians are still being treated like children. Never mind the ineffective contact tracing methods. Why bother heeding the examples across all the other states which show low levels of infections, virtually zero deaths and a more or less open economy.

Maybe Ayn Rand can best describe this phenomenon.

With endorsements like this who needs a slap in the face?

The New Hampshire Union Leader, a conservative newspaper, has endorsed Joe Biden with the following statement:

Joe Biden may not be the president we want, but in 2020 he is the president we desperately need. He will be a president to bring people together and right the ship of state…

…Our policy disagreements with Joe Biden are significant. Despite our endorsement of his candidacy, we expect to spend a significant portion of the next four years disagreeing with the Biden administration on our editorial pages…

And don’t forget this caveat emptor:

“* While Joe Biden is the clear choice for president, it would be a disservice to the country to send him to the White House without a backstop. We suggest splitting the ballot and electing a healthy dose of GOP senators and representatives. The best governance often comes through compromise. The civility of the Biden administration will help foster such compromise, but a blue wave would be nearly as disastrous for this country as four more years of Trump. It would result in a quagmire of big government programs that will take decades to overcome.

With endorsements like this, who needs a slap in the face?

Isn’t it funny that the media celebrates being less awful as a virtue.

It reminds us of this Punch cartoon.