Going in Search of John Galt

Dear Readers,

Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, understanding and contributions over the past year.  The United States I grew up in and defended will be unable to sustain itself with more people on taking from those who are producing. We are a path to economic destruction and I will never live long enough to see this great nation rise again. It is time for others to step up to the challenge. I am done. It is time to go in search of John Galt.

I will continue to blog at The Next Grand Minimum on weather and climate issues. For political commentary, I recommend that you visit George Rebane’s Ruminations.  For climate change issues I recommend Anthony Watts’ Watts Up With That


New Blog at http://youvotedforitblog.wordpress.com

Comments are Closed. Thanks for all the kind words and the encouraging e-mails!!!


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

11 Responses to Going in Search of John Galt

  1. Dena says:

    I am not sure the election is over with yet and if in the end Obama wins another 4 years, it will be even more important to continue the discussion because the Republicans still hold the house. We must keep the pressure on them to control the government through the budget. As for finding John Galt, there are many around but the problem is getting the people to see the evil in stealing from our fellow country man through the tax system or through government power.

  2. Sean says:

    I don’t know Russ, this web site seems to be one for advocacy and it seems like the country just voted to have a divided Congress that won’t get much done which give Obama the green light to use the regulatory power of the executive branch to dictate policy. He’s much better at being king than president anyway. In California, the state will increase it’s taxes, the Democrats keep their campaign money gravy train going and there are Democratic super majorities in both the houses of your legislature. In essence, California Democrats have no excuses, they control everything. So maybe it’s time to go from advocacy to observer. Will AB32 and Mary Nichols make life better through cap and trade? Will the ability to raise income taxes at will make California a better place to live? Life in the golden state is set to get more expensive government with the removal of any vestiges Republican restraints. Will it get better government as a result?
    If this is the end for “Is it 2012 in Nevada County yet?” perhaps its time to transition to something like, “2013, no excuses in California”.
    P.S. By the way, we’ve been governed like that in Maryland for quite some time. We only had a couple dozen tax increases in the last couple of years. You’ll even have a chance to take a close look at our current governor in the next couple of years as he has presidential aspirations.

    • Dena Wiltsie says:

      I lost much sleep last night trying to get the election out of my head and the difference between the house and the presidential election bothered me. One of the most Googled questions yesterday was “Who was running for office”. The best I can figure is a large number off people didn’t have any idea who they were going to vote for so they voted for president and left everything else blank. The tea party being more informed were the ones voting for the people elected to the House and as for the Senate, too many people self destructed.
      As for California, it will be a very short time before it will require a bailout. If they receive one, they will take the nation down with them because it won’t be the last state needing a bailout. If they don’t there may still be hope for us.

  3. Sean says:

    This just in from Reuters:
    “(Reuters) – Boeing Co announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.”

    • Dena says:

      I might be wrong, but I think that would be the last of the Douglas operations in California. All the trouble they went through to keep the C-17 line open by ordering more that were needed and now the earmark is going away.

  4. Steve Enos says:

    So long Russ. Maybe it’s time for you to move out of California.

    • Bob Hobert says:

      Mr Enos you are an asshole.

      • Steve Enos says:

        What class from Bob Hobert for all to see.

        It must suck big time that Karl Rove and all of you on the hard right were so very, very wrong about the re-election of President Obama and the defeat of so many Tea Party folks across the USA on election day. A massive message was sent and the Tea Party has provided the Dem’s a big gift that will keep on giving for years and years to come. Look up “demographics” and read what it means. The Tea Party is doomed and has no future based on demographics, the R’s are doomed and have no future based on demographics until they remake themselves into something other than what they have become. Just keep up the good work and keep going hard right… it speeds up the demise of the R’s and the Tea Party. Thank you !

        Now it’s time to flip the switch and turn off the lights at “Is it 2012 in Nevada County Yet?”… fade to black.

      • Dena says:

        Give the option, a child would unlimited amounts of candy. The United States is in the process of eating the candy of Socialism. I feel bad for the world because the United States will not recover for a long time and if the United States fails to recover, the world will not recover. This is not about left or right, it’s about attempting to get the United States to use proven solution that will lead to a recovery instead of the stagnation we have seen for the last four years. I would be happy if ask to give these solutions to Obama, but I will never be ask because they go against the grain of Obama’s socialist background. The solutions to are problems are in history and if you wish to issue a snide remark to this post, you are only showing your ignorance of history, economics or human nature!

  5. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I thank you for your service, Sir, and the work you have done. I shall miss you and your blog. Good bye and God speed.

  6. Steve Enos says:

    This covers what Karl Rove did and what really happened very well:


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