Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Vampire Vids

Halloween Vampire Vids:

Explicit lyrics advisory:

Violence & explicit lyrics advisory:



I offer these videos primarily for entertainment value.

If any of my Christian friends find these clips disturbing or distressing, remember it was Anne Rice who created the character of Lestat, the vampire. Also recall that Ms. Rice found her way back to her Catholic faith through her vampire novels.

Click here for a taste (pun intended) of what Anne Rice has to say about her novels and her characters (such as Lestat).

Even as an agnostic, I can relate to what Ms. Rice has to say. The human condition transcends philosophy and faith.

White House Vs. Fox News - Who Gets Your Vote?

In White House Vs. Fox News - Who Gets Your Vote?
Click the image & tell NPR:

Click the image & tell NPR
Click here & examine one major skirmish.

11/2/09 Update: With the FNC haters WAY behind in the polling -- currently 83% to 16%, the NPR site has been updated to include the following:

“Many e-mailers wanted to make sure we knew that there had been an online effort, fueled by e-mail chains and blogs, among Fox News fans to ‘win’ the poll. John Plotkin said he had received an e-mail from conservative ‘friends,’ urging that he vote in the survey. ‘If you think your poll results are accurate, think again,’ Plotkin added.”

What? Are FNC haters incapable of using e-mail and/or blogs?

Or, are the FNC haters merely blissfully unaware that FNC consistently draws more viewers than MSNBC, CNN and HLN COMBINED?


British women misled into breast cancer surgery

Quoting the U.K. Times:
“THE [British] government has been forced to rewrite its advice on breast cancer screening after research showed that thousands of women have been misled into having unnecessary surgery…

Research published this year showed that for every 2,000 women screened regularly for a decade, one life would be saved but 10 healthy women would be treated unnecessarily.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

This is bad enough. But, it gets WORSE!

Despite performing surgery on women who did NOT need surgery, Britain’s Socialist National Health Sevice (NHS) STILL has a 28% breast cancer mortality rate. The USA has a 19% breast cancer mortality rate. The mortality rates calculated from the data presented in the previous link appear in the image below:

So, ladies, before jumping aboard the Hell bound train called ObamaCare, I suggest you compare the breast cancer mortality rates between the USA and the Euro-Socialist countries.

The higher incidence in the USA is a function of lifestyle. Adopting the Euro-Socialist health care paradigm will NOT change our lifestyles. Adopting the Euro-Socialist health care paradigm WILL dramatically increase our breast cancer mortality rates.

Click here to learn more.

Shamelessly Pimping for Snark and Boobs

“Some announcements are better than others. When we announced that our office switched to wooden coffee stirrers, ehhhhh, the reaction was tepid. This news, however, is info that’s been really hard for us to keep on the down-low. We’ve all been truly excited while the details were being hammered out behind the scenes. So, it is our great pleasure to finally introduce to you our new addition, Snark and Boobs.”
Click the image
(of Lori, the author) & read the rest:

Click the image (of Lori, the author) & read the rest
Lori is a brilliant commentator/satirist.
Click here to visit Snark and Boobs.
Click here to visit iOwnTheWorld.
Both sites are included in my (continuously updated) Bloglist.

Radicals For Capitalism - A Special Event

“Coming November 2, will debut ‘Radicals for Capitalism: Celebrating the Enduring Power of Ayn Rand's Ideas,’ a new video series featuring segments on the novelist's continuing presence in American culture and exlcusive interviews with Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, Reason Foundation founder Robert W. Poole, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and many others.

For more details and an archive of recent Reason-related stories on Rand, including reviews by Brian Doherty and Nick Gillespie of two new biographies of Rand, go here now.”
Here is the teaser:

Click here to learn more.

ACORN funding banned ONLY through 12/18/09

ACORN funding banned ONLY through 12/18/09:

Click here for the related post.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Top 10 Reasons to Defeat ObamaCare










Click the image & read the details:
Click the image & read the details
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Just 4% Trust Reporters More Than Themselves

Quoting Rasmussen Reports
(emphasis mine):
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 85% of U.S. voters trust their own judgment more than the average reporter when it comes to the important issues affecting the nation. Only four percent (4%) trust the average reporter more. Eleven percent (11%) aren’t sure.

Ninety percent (90%) or more of [older, wiser, more experienced] voters ages 40 to 64 trust themselves more than the average reporter.
Click the Image (of Goebbels)
and Read the Rest:

Click the Image (of Goebbels) and Read the Rest
For anybody who wonders why this is true,
click here and examine the role of today’s “journalists”.
It’s why we blog.

NewsBusted Video - 10/30/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 10/30/09:

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

ObamaCare? Are you NUTS?

Quoting a letter to Congressman Dean Heller (R-NV 2nd)
(emphasis mine):
The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775 - you have had 234 years to get it right; it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935 - you have had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - you have had 71 years to get it right; it is broke.

The "War on Poverty" started in 1964 - you have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"; it hasn't worked and our entire country is broke.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - you've had 44 years to get it right; they are broke.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - you have had 39 years to get it right; it is broke.

Trillions of dollars were spent in the massive political payoffs called TARP, the "Stimulus", the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009... none show any signs of working, although ACORN appears to have found a windfall: the American taxpayer.

And finally, to set a new record:

"Cash for Clunkers" was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009! It took good dependable cars (that were the best some people could afford) and replaced them with high-priced and less-affordable cars, mostly Japanese. A good percentage of the profits went out of the country. And the American taxpayers take the hit for Congress' generosity in burning three billion more of our dollars on failed experiments.

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that "services" you shove down our throats are failing faster and faster, you want Americans to believe you can be trusted with a government-run health care system? 20% of our entire economy?

With all due respect, ARE YOU NUTS?
Click the image & learn the facts:
Click the image & learn the facts

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Full ACORN Funding Resumes on Halloween

You might have heard that -- in ONE act of bi-partisanship -- Congress eliminated SOME ACORN funding. Well, what we were NOT TOLD is that they partially defunded ACORN for only ONE FREAKING MONTH!

In an astonishing bit of disgusting irony, Congressional Dim scumbags plan to resume FULL funding of ACORN on HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

Do Dims have NO SHAME?

Click here for info on ACORN.
Click here for the pimp & the prostitute sting.

Click the image and sign the petition demanding that
Congress NOT fund organizations as corrupt as ACORN:
Click the image and sign the petition demanding that Congress NOT fund organizations as corrupt as ACORN

Our Disgusting, Childish Commander-in-Chief Wannabe

Quoting the usually restrained Charles Krauthammer
(emphasis mine):
“There is something truly disgusting about the way he [Obama] cannot refrain from attacking Bush when he is being defensive about himself. I mean, it is beyond disgraceful here.

He won the election a year ago. He became commander in chief two months later. He announced his own strategy, not the Bush strategy, his strategy six months ago, and it wasn't offhanded. It was in a major address with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state standing with him.

And now he is still talking about the drift in the Bush years.

What is happening today is not as a result of the drift so-called in the Bush years. It is because of the drift in his years. It is because of the flaws in his own strategy, which is what he is now reexamining.

He has every right as commander in chief to reexamine his own strategy, but he ought to be honest, forthright, and courageous enough as the president to simply say I'm rethinking the strategy I adopted six months ago and not once again -- child-like -- attack his predecessor.”
Watch the video:

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Proof That Dems are Dim

I usually spell Dems with an “i”.
Pew polling data documents why I do that.
Click the image and examine the poll:

Click the image and examine the poll

I see the Left leaning Pew Research Center was keen to learn how many Americans were aware “that the U.S. spends more per capita on health care than most major European nations [where health care rationing is the norm and Dim funding medical malpractice lawyers are not a dime a dozen]”.

I notice Pew was not the least bit interested in determining how many Americans were aware that, when it comes to cancer survival rates (the best metric for determining the quality of any health care system):

1) The USA is #1
2) The U.K., with their Socialist system, is “among the lowest in Europe”.

Click here for more on health care “reform”.
Click here for the basics on Cap & Trade.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bloody Cannibals!

Shark on shark violence:

Be careful out there!
But, also watch out for falling coconuts.
Coconuts kill far more people each year than sharks do.
Should governments place nets under coconut trees?

NewsBusted Video - 10/27/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 10/27/09:

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Dims Drive Independents to Conservative Camp

I suppose the three-headed monster of Obama/Pelosi/Reid has had ONE positive impact on the world. They have made the USA more Conservative and less “Liberal”!
Quoting Gallup:
“Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal…

Changes among political independents appear to be the main reason the percentage of conservatives has increased nationally over the past year: the 35% of independents describing their views as conservative in 2009 is up from 29% in 2008…

In addition to the increase in conservatism on this general ideology measure, Gallup finds higher percentages of Americans expressing conservative views on several specific issues in 2009 than in 2008…

there are no major examples of U.S. public opinion becoming more liberal in the past year.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
Click here to learn more.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

60 Minutes Exposes Medicare Fraud

Click here for the primary post on this topic (and, follow the links back to this post).

The Dims keep telling us health care nirvana is merely a matter of putting the entire nation on Medicare (aka the Single Payer “solution”).

But, consider the following excerpt from the transcript of the embedded video below:
“KROFT: Look, I'm sure that you're aware of these problems. But it doesn't seem like you're doing a very good job. I don't mean you personally, but I mean, the government. This is still like a huge problem, and getting worse, right?

BRANDT: Well, it really does come down to the size and scope of the Medicare program, and the resources that are dedicated to oversight and anti-fraud work. One of our biggest challenges has been that we have a program that pays out over a billion claims a year, over $430 billion, and our oversight budget has been extremely limited.”
So, the problem is Medicare is too big, the “solution” is to throw even more money at Medicare and doing so will “save” enough money to put the rest of the nation on Medicare? Yep! That sounds like our “beloved” Federal government!

The REAL problem with Medicare is that NOBODY has ANY incentive to control costs -- AND, nobody EVER WILL!

But, Dims live in a fantasy world where everybody is altruistic and incentives are irrelevant. Well, okay, Dim politicians are just plain evil and naïve Dim voters live in the fantasy world which Dim politicians invent.

In the world of the Dims, (purported) good intentions are all that’s needed for heaven on earth.

Watch it and weep:

Click here for commentary.
Click here & expose some ObamaCare LIES!

The Pandemic of Spending

Another tragic cartoon for the day
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Click here to learn more.

USA Today Touts my Hometown

Quoting USA Today:
“Steamboat Springs has cultivated an image as a ski bum paradise, where slopes meet the wooden sidewalks of the Old West…

Steamboat, which bears the trademarked name ‘Ski Town USA,’ has several things that set it apart from other Colorado ski towns. First, there's the snow, which is among the driest and deepest in the country”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

This image is typical of a great powder day
Click the image to enlarge:
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But, Routt County is home to many types of adventurers.
Click here for a preview of outstanding kayaking images.

Listen up General!

Indescribably tragic cartoon President of the day
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Click here to learn more.

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Maps

Click here for an H1N1 vaccine distribution map.
Click here for an H1N1 vaccine locator map.
Click here for CDC information.

Outbreak Tracking:
Click here for a Global H1N1 map.
Click here for a USA H1N1 map.
Click here for a U.K. H1N1 map.
Click here for a Colorado H1N1 map.
Click here for a Steamboat Springs H1N1 map.

For a dedicated map of your area, submit a comment requesting it.

The following are my personal opinions. These opinions are not intended as advice to anyone.

1) I doubt we will see anything close to the influenza epidemic of 1918. Even if this strain were as lethal as that one, the vaccination program would (likely) prevent a repeat.

2) Never the less, my rough calculations suggest H1N1 has a statistically significant higher mortality rate than the seasonal flu. I base this upon various calculations of mortality rates from the above maps vs. various mortality rates I calculated for the seasonal flu from this page.

3) Personally, I don’t worry about thimerosal (the preservative in flu shots and other vaccines). For those who do, the CDC notes that:
“Some vaccine manufacturers will be producing 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in single-dose units, which will not require the use of thimerosal as a preservative. In addition, the live-attenuated version of the vaccine, which is administered intranasally (through the nose), is produced in single-units and will not contain thimerosal.”
My reading of that is that any vaccine which is produced in “single-dose units” (aka pre-packaged in individual syringes) does not contain thimerosal. My understanding is that thimerosal is only necessary in the multi-dose vials (into which contaminated air might be introduced).

4) Personally, I intend to get the H1N1 vaccination when and if it becomes available to me.

5) My personal opinion is that more people getting vaccinated will mean fewer people getting sick and fewer people dying.

P.S.) Vaccination efforts were more effective before Hillary Clinton “reformed” them.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Obama Likely to Skip Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

Quoting Fox News (enemy of the state):
“President Obama is ‘leaning toward not going’ to the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark…

On big reason… is… because of the slow progress of climate change legislation in the U.S. Senate. Absent Senate passage of a climate change bill mandating a cap-and-trade system, Obama will have nothing to bring to Copenhagen as part of a U.S.-led effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a factor likely to undermine global efforts to curb those emissions.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
If NOTHING is done in Copenhagen, it will be a VERY good thing!

Click here for the cost of Cap & Trade.
Click here for basic climate change science.

Barack Obama - President Pantywaist

Quoting the U.K. Telegraph (from 4/10/2009):
“Watch out, France and Co, there is a new surrender monkey on the block and, over the next four years, he [Obama] will spectacularly sell out the interests of the West with every kind of liberal-delusionist initiative on nuclear disarmament and sitting down to negotiate with any power freak who wants to buy time to get a good ICBM fix on San Francisco, or wherever. If you thought the world was a tad unsafe with Dubya around, just wait until President Pantywaist gets into his stride.”
Click the image & read the rest:
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When will the U.K. Telegraph be added to Obama’s enemies list?

Hey! Making the world safe for despots, dictators and terrorists
is ONE campaign promise President Pantywaist has kept:

My dear President Pantywaist:
Are you done dithering yet?
Or, are you too busy playing celebrity wannabe?

Tax and Spend Polling Data

Tax & Spend Polling Data for 10/24/09
The source page is frequently updated.
Click the image for the latest data:

Click the image for the latest data
Are the Dims paying attention?
Do they care what we think know to be true?

Click here to for the obvious answer.
Click here & quantify the latest damage.
Click here & know it was entirely predictable.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Rules For Presidents (Who Emulate Hugo Chavez)

Quoting James Taranto at the WSJ Opinion Journal
(I inserted the last eight links):
“Blogger Donald Sensing has a fascinating analysis of President Obama's war against Fox News. He describes the effort as ‘directly out of the Saul Alinsky playbook.’ Alinsky was the author of ‘Rules for Radicals,’ bible of left-wing community organizers. One of his rules, or ‘power tactics’: ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’ Sensing analyzes how Obama is carrying out this advice…

It's hard to see any way in which the White House's war on Fox makes sense. The aim of the effort seems to be to contain the political damage from stories like the Van Jones and Acorn scandals, which Fox reported well ahead of most media outlets, by encouraging journalists at those outlets to think of Fox as illegitimate.

But that is their natural inclination anyway; it is the reason Fox was out in front on those stories. Other news organizations were embarrassed to be so badly scooped--and rightly so, because it exposed them as, at best, lacking a nose for news and, at worst, being in the tank for the Obama White House. The role of Obama courtier may suit Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow just fine, but for any real journalist, being blessed as ‘legitimate’ by a powerful politician is a challenge to prove one's independence.”
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Click here for more commentary.
Click here for more on the Thugocracy.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Unprecedented - White House Tries to Ban Fox From Press Pool

It’s official! We HAVE elected our own Hugo Chavez! WAKE UP!

Mercifully, today, MSM actually defended the Republic from the power crazed, self-destructive lunatic in the White House. They just MAY save us yet!
Quoting Doug Ross @ Journal:
“Today the White House stepped up its attack on Fox News, announcing that the network would no longer be able to conduct interviews with officials as a member of the Press Pool. The Pool is a five-member group consisting of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC organized by the White House Correspondents Association. Its membership is not subject to oversight by the government…

To their credit, the other networks objected. They told the White House that if Fox were banned, none of the other networks would participate. The White House relented, but in an apparent act of petulant retaliation, it restricted each network to a two-minute interview instead of the standard five.”
Quoting Dan Reil (emphasis mine):
“For the first time in my life I'm actually uncomfortable knowing that this guy has control of our military and Federal police forces. If he thinks he can simply shut down a member of the press on a whim, how long before he goes full Chavez?”
Click the image for a video report:
Click the image for a video report
Click here for Charles Krauthammer commentary.
Click here for the cartoon of the day.
Click here to learn more.

Obama's unprecedented approval rating nosedive

Quoting Gallup:
“the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
Click here for more approval rating polling data.

Obama’s recent neophyte folly in declaring war on Fox News seems to have driven his ratings down and FNC’s ratings up!

On 10/7/09 (a Wednesday & the day before declaring war on FNC), the ratings were:
Total day: FNC: 396 | CNN: 139 | MSNBC: 136 | HLN: 150
(The FNC to MSNBC ratio was 2.91)

Yesterday, (also a Wednesday) the ratings were:
Total day: FNC: 424 | CNN: 175 | MSNBC: 136 | HLN: 175
(The FNC to MSNBC ratio is now 3.11)

It appears as though the White House neophytes are no more competent in waging a media war than they are in waging an effective war in Afghanistan.

Are there ANY adults in the White House? Or, are they all just pre-pubescent radicals prone to throwing impulsive temper tantrums (when some fail to kneel in their presence)?

Cheney Hammers Obama Again

Quoting Fox News:
“Former Vice President Dick Cheney returned fire on the Obama administration Wednesday over an allegation that the Bush White House did not ask any key questions about the war in Afghanistan, forcing Obama officials to form a strategy from scratch and leaving the war ‘adrift.’”
Quoting Amanda Carpenter at The Washington Times:
“Maintaining his stature as one of the most forceful defenders of the Bush Administration's defense policies former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama of committing ‘libel’ against CIA interrorgators on Wednesday.

Mr. Cheney’s [speech] criticized the Obama White House in a wide-ranging address on foreign policy matters for abandoning commitments to allies in Poland and the Czech Republic in favor of the Russians, sacrificing American intelligence officials to satisfy the political left and ‘dithering’ on taking action in Afghanistan, among other things.”
Cheney Hammers Obama Again:

Click here for the full text of the speech.

Watch the entire speech here:

Click here for commentary.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Only 38% Blame Humans for Climate Change

Quoting Rasmussen Reports
(I inserted the link):
“Forty-six percent (46%) say global warming is caused primarily by long-term planetary trends, while 38% put the blame more on human activity. These findings continue a shift since the first of the year toward blaming planetary trends. Three percent (3%) think there is some other reason for global warming, and 12% are not sure.”
The contents of this report changes with each update.
Click the image & read the latest report:

Click the image & read the latest report
Click here for some basic science on climate change.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fox News Fires Marc Lamont Hill

Quoting The Huffington Post
(I inserted the link):
“Liberal Fox News analyst Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has been fired, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch revealed at a shareholder's meeting Friday.”
Quoting David Horowitz:
By his own account, Hill is an expert on ‘hip-hop culture,’ i.e., rap music. His academic degree is in education. What are his views on foreign policy worth, unless putting him on was designed to show up the shallow views of the left? Hill is in fact a knee jerk leftist, a defender of ACORN and a man whose attitudes toward race are a throwback to the sixties. I wonder if O’Reilly understands that putting on such a lightweight feeds the racism of low expectations. There are very intelligent blacks (and leftists) who could provide an interesting foil for conservative views if that was the agenda. Having a Columbia professor of rap music comment on the foreign policy views of Karl Rove (who was featured in the preceding segment) is demeaning to Rove and embarrassing to every African American watching.”
I say good riddance!

Why? Long before Horowitz offered his comments, I developed the opinion that Dr. Hill is a walking caricature of the very most empty headed parrots among those on the far Left.

Frankly, nobody on the Left has anything sensible to say. But, I keep listening anyway -- mostly just to better understand the mortal enemy of all humanity -- the Statists. But, Dr. Hill failed to prove useful even in that objective. He is nothing but a walking cliché. Everything he has to say I’ve already heard or read at few thousand times -- per day.

Adios Marc! Go back to “educating” the world on the gravitas of Hip-Hop “culture”.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Media Spread LIES About Rush Limbaugh

Do these lying SCUMBAGS have NO SHAME?

Click here to document the LIES!
Click here for a related post.

Washington Post - Are Obama's Actions Constitutional?

Quoting Ronald D. Rotunda and J. Peter Pham at The Washington Post
(Emphasis mine & I inserted the links):
“People can, and undoubtedly will, argue for some time about whether President Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Meanwhile, though, there's a simpler and more immediate question: Does the Constitution allow him to accept the award?

Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution, the emolument clause, clearly stipulates: ‘And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.’…

The award of the peace prize to a sitting president is not unprecedented. But Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson received the honor for their past actions…

Obama's award is different. It is intended to affect future action. As a member of the Nobel Committee explained, the prize should encourage Obama to meet his goal of nuclear disarmament…

This is at least the second time that Obama has run afoul of the emolument clause. On June 3, 2009, the day before he gave his speech in Cairo on relations with the Muslim world, he accepted (and even donned) the bejeweled Collar of the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, Saudi Arabia's highest honor, from the hands of King Abdullah.”
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H/T: Pundit & Pundette

Why would anybody be surprised at Obama disrespecting our Constitution?

After all, Obama seems to regard our Constitution as little more than a pesky impediment standing in the way of his Marxist agenda to redistribute the wealth (worldwide).

Click here for more on Obama.

Anita Dunn & Chairman Mao

Van Jones, the self-described Communist, no longer works for President Obama.

But, we’ve just learned that -- in June of 2009 -- Anita Dunn, who reports directly to President Obama as the White House Communications Director, described Communist dictator and mass murderer Mao Zedong as one of her two “favorite political philosophers”.

Click here for commentary.
Click here to debunk Dunn’s lame excuses.

Are you beginning to understand what Obama meant when he said “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”?

Click here for more on Anita Dunn.
Click here for more on the radicals in the White House.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Copenhagen - The Most Massively Corrupt Endeavor EVER!

Quoting The Financial Post:
“At Copenhagen, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will attempt to get about 140 nations to approve a new global plan to reduce carbon emissions and, at the same time, engineer a major redistribution of money from developed nations to developing nations. An early draft of the Copenhagen agreement, to replace the collapsing Kyoto Protocol, suggests the focus is as much on redistribution as on carbon reduction, with no guarantee that any of it will have the slightest impact on carbon emissions or the global climate.

In climate policy circles, trillion-dollar transfers and programs proliferate and, in total, easily overtake the paper losses suffered by financial markets through the 2008 crisis. The International Monetary Fund recently set its estimate of the global losses from the financial crisis for 2007-2010 to be US$3.4-billion. The draft Copenhagen document proposes annual “financial flows” to developing nations of somewhere between $70- and $140-billion. At $140-billion, the ten-year tab would run to $1.4-trillion. But forcing carbon-based energy out of the global economy will take a lot more than that…

The big difference between the financial meltdown losses and carbon control spending is that the financial market losses are paper losses that, in time, will turn around. The IMF said the financial markets have already recouped 15% of their losses as securities values rebound. The carbon spending, if it were to take place, would be lost money never to be recouped. An expenditure of $3.4-trillion to pump carbon into the ground is $3.4-trillion vapourized into black holes.”
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Click here for more on the carbon sequestration folly.

Kyoto was an abysmal failure.
And, Copenhagen will be FAR MORE DESTRUCTIVE!
This is -- by FAR -- the most massively corrupt endeavor EVER!
Click here for a climate change science overview.

Only 43 Percent Would Vote To Re-Elect President Obama

Quoting Fox News (official enemy of the state):
“In what may be the ultimate job rating, 43 percent of voters say that they would vote to re-elect President Obama if the 2012 election were held today, down from 52 percent six months ago, from April 22-23, 2009.”
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Buyer’s remorse?
What? Does the emperor have no clothes?
Click here for more polling data (and insights).

Independents Lose Faith In President

Quoting Sean Higgins at Investor’s Business Daily:
“They may love him in Norway [home of the infamous Nobel Peace Prize Committee], but President Obama is rapidly losing favor with the independents that boosted him to the White House.

His support among self-described independent voters has fallen from about 73 in February to just 45 this month, according to the IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index.”
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Click here for more polling data.

A Rush to Ruin

Quoting MRC (the Media Research Center):
“Legendary talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh recently joined a group seeking to purchase the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams, which spurred the latest attempt by the American left-wing media to destroy Limbaugh, or at the very least marginalize him as an extremist – and, they hope, marginalize the millions of American conservatives who agree with him and enjoy his radio show. Some have even wished on national television that he would die or be killed – including Chris Matthews on MSNBC on October 13. Last year, HBO’s Bill Maher publicly wished he had ‘croaked’ from a drug overdose.”
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Click here and here and here for commentary.
The assault on free speech from the Left continues.
With Rush, the Left invents speech NEVER UTTERED!
Click here to learn more (while you still can).

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Early start to winter ≈20% of USA is covered in snow already

Quoting Anthony Watts at WattsUpWithThat:
“While early autumn snowstorms aren’t uncommon in US weather history, they tend to be quick affairs that melt off quickly in a day or two. This however is a bit different in that we have a significant portion of the northern Midwest plains and northern Rockies are snow covered and it is not quickly dissipating, in fact it is increasing…

What is also interesting is the 6 year trend of snow depth on this date.”
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Here in Ski Town USA, I awoke on the last day of SUMMER to find my front lawn covered in snow! That was more than a month EARLIER than usual!

Click here for typical shorter winter propaganda.
Click here for more on the current cooling trend.
Click here for some basic science on climate change.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Cherry-Picker’s Guide to Temperature Trends

This is a very different analysis of recent global temperature trends.
Read carefully!

Quoting Chip Knappenberger at
“Here are a few general statements that can be supported with using my Cherry-Pickers Guide:

• For the past 8 years (96 months), no global warming is indicated by any of the five datasets.

• For the past 5 years (60 months), there is a statistically significant global cooling in all datasets.

• For the past 15 years, global warming has been occurring at a rate that is below the average climate model expected warming”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
H/T: Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
This is a very unique and very interesting analysis.
Also interesting is my analysis of the 10,000 year trends.
Click here for that analysis & more.

58% Say Politics Behind Nobel Awards

Quoting Rasmussen Reports:
“Americans are much more skeptical of the motivation behind the awarding of the prestigious international Nobel Prizes following President Obama's win Friday of the Nobel Peace Prize.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of American adults now believe that politics plays a role in the awarding of the Nobel Prize. That's an 18-point jump from 40% a year ago. ”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
Are the other 42% comatose?
Click here for a related post.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Energy crisis is postponed as new gas rescues the world

Did America’s so-called “journalists” forget to tell you this?

Quoting Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at
“Advances in technology for extracting gas from shale and methane beds have quickened dramatically…

exploitable reserves are much greater than supposed just three years ago and may meet global gas needs for generations…

The US is leading the charge. Operations in Pennsylvania and Texas have already been sufficient to cut US imports of liquefied natural gas (LGN) from Trinidad and Qatar to almost nil…

The US Energy Department expects shale to meet half of US gas demand within 20 years, if not earlier….

Texas A&M University said US methods could increase global gas reserves by nine times”
Click the image (of burning shale rock)
& read the rest:

Click the image (of burning shale rock) & read the rest
Click here & explore Peak Oil estimates
(which do NOT take into account these sorts of breakthroughs).

Click here & examine some MORE available resources.

Click here & understand why CO2 should NOT be a concern!

Climate Change Science - an Overview

Updated on 5/28/2012
Included RSS data showing 15+ years of global cooling.

Click here for a single factor explanation
of the rise and fall of Global Warming hysteria.

Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Quoting H.L. Mencken
(I inserted the link):
“The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it.”
The following is a brief summary of the directly cited peer reviewed science which best refutes the hysteria surrounding Man Made Global Warming. Also included is the option to drill down deeper into the details and the citations.

Over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now.
Click the chart to enlarge it:
Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here for details & to readily verify the data sources.

And, over geological time, there is NO
consistent correlation between CO2 and temperature:
Click here for details & to readily verify the data sources.
Click here for a likely explanation for the 4 “Ice Ages” in the above chart.
Click here for the associated peer reviewed abstract.

During the relatively brief period where we have seen a close correlation between temperature and CO2, every single ice core study has demonstrated that temperature primarily drives CO2, not the other way around. Predictably, the IPCC has been incredibly dishonest in dealing with that fact.

We also know that the temperature variations during glacial and interglacial cycles are primarily driven by three different orbital eccentricities collectively known as Milankovitch Cycles.

Also important is the fact that each additional molecule of CO2 has exponentially less warming effect than the molecule which preceded it. This is best illustrated by three different approximations of the total warming impact of CO2 from 0 ppm to 600 ppm.

Atmospheric CO2 is steadily increasing.
Click the chart to enlarge it:

Click here for the latest CO2 data.

And, yet, temperatures are obviously flat to down since at least 1998.
Click the chart to enlarge it:
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Click here for the latest global temperature data.
Click here to further explore the current cooling trend.

Even the alarmists at NOAA admit there has been no global warming since 1998:
“The trend in the ENSO-related component for 1999–2008 is +0.08±0.07°C decade, fully accounting for the overall observed trend. The trend after removing ENSO (the "ENSO-adjusted" trend) is 0.00°±0.05°C decade.”
NOAA further admits that:
“The [computer model] simulations rule out (at the 95% level) zero trends [in global temperatures] for intervals of 15 yr or more, suggesting that an observed absence of warming of this duration is needed to create a discrepancy with the expected present-day warming rate.”
Dr. Phil Jones [of ClimateGate infamy] has now admitted that there has been no statistically significant global warming in the last 15 years. Click here for a more technical description of this mathematical analysis from PhD physicist Dr. Luboš Motl.

The RSS Satellite data now show more than 15 years of global cooling!

Therefore, by NOAA’s own standards, the IPCC computer models -- the SOLE SOURCE of ALL climate change hysteria mongering -- have been officially invalidated!

Additionally, peer reviewed science from May of 2008 suggests that:
“global surface temperature may not increase over the next decade”
It looks like we’re in for a NOAA/IPCC busting 25 years (or more) without any warming!

Click here to further challenge the IPCC computer models.

Vostok, Antarctica - an ongoing 10,000 year cooling trend.
The latest warming is not even remotely unusual.
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Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here for details & to readily verify the data sources.

Greenland ice sheet - an ongoing 10,000 year cooling trend.
The latest warming is not even remotely unusual.
Click the chart to enlarge it:
Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here for details & to readily verify the data sources.
Note: The most recent warming was NOT linear.
See the next chart.

Greenland ice sheet -
Potentially warm biased temperature measurements
show, circa 1930, generally warmer temperatures
AND a MUCH more rapid rise in temperature!
Click the chart to enlarge it:
Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here for details & to readily verify the data source.

Vostok, Antarctica - the 140,000 year temperature history.
The latest warming is not even remotely unusual.
Click the chart to enlarge it:
Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here for details & to readily verify the data sources.

Vostok, Antarctica - the 423,000 year temperature history.
The latest warming is not even remotely unusual.
Click the chart to enlarge it:
Click the chart to enlarge it
Click here for details & to readily verify the data sources.

Click the image for more
basic science on climate change:

Click the image for more basic science on climate change

AGW Smackdown - Romm vs. Fuller

Thomas Fuller describes himself as being “to the left of PWD [People’s Worker Daily]”.

Note: I think Mr. Fuller might have been referring the The Daily Worker.

But, even Thomas Fuller knows that Joe Romm, author of the so-called Climate Progress blog, is off the charts loony tunes.

And yet, Time magazine named Joe Romm one of their “Heroes of the Environment”.

Does that place Time magazine (and Joe Romm) to the Left of those who are to the Left of The Daily Worker? Could be!

Of course, Thomas Fuller is hardly the only misguided advocate for government intervention to reduce CO2 emissions who takes issue with Mr. Romm. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. (like many others) has plenty to say about the histrionics of Joe Romm.

Quoting Thomas Fuller:
“Hysterical pronouncements of upcoming doom because of global warming have apparently reached the point of diminishing returns. Joe Romm is as good an example as any of the doom-mongers…

opinion poll after opinion poll show that Americans, despite considering themselves environmentalists and being concerned about pollution, put global warming last on any and every list of issues of importance.

The reason is that the purple prose of panicked flacks like Joe Romm have just jumped the shark.”
Click the image & read the rest
(as written by an AGW true believer):

Click the image & read the rest
Click here for some basic science on climate change.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Climate Change - Totalitarian Propaganda vs. Science

Quoting H.L. Mencken
(I inserted the link):
“The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it.”
Here’s the propaganda,
straight from the U.K. government:

H/T: Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. & Derek Tipp.

Click here for commentary.
Click here for a fitting cartoon.
Click here for “inconvenient truths” refuting the propaganda.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Could the Nobel Peace Prize be a bigger joke?

Updated 10/9/09 at 19:05 MDT

Could the Nobel Peace Prize possibly be a bigger joke?

Al Gore wins in 2007?

Barack Hussein Obama wins in 2009?

Reagan is overlooked?

Is the prize increasingly awarded ONLY to those who advance the interests of corruption and tyranny?

Clearly, it is an HONOR for Reagan to be overlooked by these “CLOWNS of Corruption”!

Click the image & read the story:
Click the image & read the story

Commentary from TimesOnline:

Click here for the rest of the commentary.

NewsBusted Video - 10/9/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 10/9/09:

Click here to view more NewsBusted comedy.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CNN Uses Singing Children to Campaign for ObamaCare

Can the nexus of The Obama Youth
and the Obama Cult of Personality
and Media Propaganda

Good LORD people!
Is this America or Nazi Germany?

Click the image & read the story:

Click the image & read the story


And, the White House bimbo alleges FNC bias???

More Demo Viewers Watch Fox At 3am Than CNN at 8pm

Quoting Steve Krakauer at Mediaite:
“Fox News’ 3amET comedy/news hybrid Red Eye is in a league of its own when it comes to cable news shows. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a player in the ratings…

The ratings came out for September and Red Eye is up over 30% in total viewers and up 50% in the key demo (25-54) since July. They have more overall viewers than every CNBC show, every MSNBC show that is on before Hardball, most of HLN, and American Morning on CNN.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
FNC at 3AM beats CNN at 8PM? OUCH!
This must be upsetting to Obama & his media bimbo.
Click here & understand why.

For the uninitiated,
Watch two recent Red Eye clips:

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