Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pentangle

Pentangle mixed Folk & Jazz, often along a Medieval story line.
Let’s start with The Hunting Song:


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Lyke Wake Dirge derives from a 15th century English poem.
It may be most emblematic of Pentangle’s Medieval bent:


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“Cruel Sister” may be their most haunting song.
It derives from "The Twa Sisters"


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The “older” woman and the younger “man”.
And, yet another tragedy.
The Trees, They do Grow High:


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“Rain and Snow”:

The lyrics are readily understandable.
And, nobody online seems to have gotten them right.

Out-Foxing The Times

Quoting IBDEditorials:
“The New York Times, still smarting after losing scoops to Fox News, has thrown in the towel, vowing to avoid future embarrassment by monitoring the cable channel. We have a better idea — it's called reporting.

An Illinois senator rises to the highest office in the land on pillars of a spectacularly slimy political organization, a group with a long record of voter fraud, theft, thuggery and partisanship. As sexy as such a story might seem, the New York Times didn't consider it news.”
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The NYT is a sick, sad, pathetic JOKE!
But so is Chuckie Gibson and the rest of the state run media.
Geez! Half the blogosphere scooped these worthless scumbags!
Click here and help defend the 20 year old who exposed ACORN.

Can't Find My Way Home

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton
Can't Find My Way Home:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chris Whitley - Poison Girl


Do the dirty lowdown blues get any lower or any dirtier while still feeling so soothing?

Heck if I know. I only know I liked that song from the first time I heard it.

Full Netanyahu UN Speech

Note to ObamaNuts:
This is how a REAL leader addresses the United Nations:


Obama reminded me of a pandering, sycophantic, narcissistic celebrity.
Oh, wait - Obama IS a pandering, sycophantic, narcissistic celebrity!

ObamaNation - History Repeating


McChrystal talked to Obama once

Quoting Amanda Carpenter at The Washington Times:
“The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.

‘I've talked to the president, since I've been here, once on a VTC [video teleconferece],’ General Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.

‘You've talked to him once in 70 days?’ Mr. Martin followed up.

‘That is correct,’ the general replied.”
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Obama is a PATHETIC excuse for a President!

Only 2 in 5 Americans Support ObamaCare

9/9/09 was Obama’s last chance to sell Socialist health care.
Mercifully, he failed.
On 9/28/09 Rasmussen showed support at a new low - 41%.
Click the image for the latest update from Rasmussen:

Click the image for the latest update from Rasmussen
Click here for related polling data.
Click here for more on ObamaCare.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Barking Moonbat Quote of the Week

Quoting Bari Weiss at The WSJ Opinion Journal:
“I asked why she [Mary Ruth Aull] decided to take to the streets [of Pittsburg to protest the G20 meeting]. ‘I'm so appalled at the devastation of our mother Earth,’ she said. ‘Mother Earth is crying out to us.’ Her solution? ‘I would give up everything and live in a cave if I could, if doing that would save the Earth.’”
But, my bet is she hasn’t even given up her iPod or her TV.

Mr. Weiss concluded his article with this Moonbat antidote:
“Mr. Carnegie said: ‘The Socialist or the Anarchist who seeks to overturn present conditions is to be regarded as attacking the foundation upon which civilization itself rests.’ Right on, brother.”
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Is Mother Earth really “crying out to us”?
Click here & explore what science says.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Are YOU a Racist?

Click here to determine if YOU are a racist!
Click here for the root of these phony allegations.

Chasing a More Accurate Global [Climate] Trend

NASA Goddard, whose climate research is led by nutty extremist James Hansen, provides the world with the pretense of credibility through the NASA name. But, their alarmist presentations rely entirely upon deeply flawed surface temperature measurement stations and completely ignore the far more reliable satellite data. Anybody wonder why?

Quoting Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow
(I inserted the first link):
“The long term global temperature trends have been shown by numerous peer review papers to be exaggerated by 30%, 50% and in some cases much more by issues such as urbanization, land use changes, bad siting, bad instrumentation, and variable ocean measurement techniques that changed over time. NOAA made matters worse by removing the satellite ocean temperature measurement which provide more complete coverage and was not subject to the local issues except near the coastlines and islands. The result has been the absurd and bogus claims by NOAA and the alarmists that we are in the warmest decade in 100 or even a 1000 years or more. See this earlier story that summarizes the issues.”
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Click here to enlarge the above graph & view the source.

Even some self-described Liberals in the media are beginning to understand how laughably unreliable the “official” surface temperature measurements are. Thomas Fuller notes (I inserted the link):
“Anthony Watts of Watt's Up With That has surveyed 80% of the USHCN surface temperature measurement sites and found that only 11% of them meet siting specifications.”
Click here for a lengthy series of detailed posts on this topic from Anthony Watts.

Click here for more on the current cooling trend.
Click here for basic science on climate change.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Green Cult Members vs. Sustainability

12/25/09 Update: The NYT finally discovered the story.

Quoting Telegraph.co.uk
(emphasis mine):
“Beijing is drawing up plans to prohibit or restrict exports of rare earth metals that are produced only in China and play a vital role in cutting edge technology, from hybrid cars and catalytic converters, to superconductors, and precision-guided weapons…

China mines over 95pc of the world’s rare earth minerals, mostly in Inner Mongolia. The move to hoard reserves is the clearest sign to date that the global struggle for diminishing resources is shifting into a new phase. Countries may find it hard to obtain key materials at any price…

Each Toyota Prius uses 25 pounds of rare earth elements.
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The USA has an abundance of hydrocarbons.

But, rather than make use of these tremendous resources, the Green religious cult members insist upon requiring us, through costly force of law -- and for no good reason, to deplete truly “rare” resources.

Worse still, these are resources required for national defense (precision-guided weapons) -- unless, of course, the Green Meanies prefer carpet bombing (or outright surrender).

Worse than that, the only real beneficiaries of the “Green” war on hydrocarbons will be Trial Lawyers (and the Dim politicians they buy off).

I just wish I could say this was atypical of the boundless hypocrisy, tyranny, counter productivity and stupidity of the Greenies. But, that would be a lie.

Click here & listen to Jodi Miller skewer the nut jobs
(at 1:35 into the video).

NewsBusted Video - 9/25/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 9/25/09:

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DefendHannah.com

Hannah Giles is ½ of the team that stung ACORN.
For the uninitiated, Red Eye is comedic satire.
Take Hannah seriously & laugh at the host:


Note: The scumbags at ACORN are suing Hannah and her cohort.
Click here to donate to Hannah’s defense.
Hopefully, that donation will also help defend her cohort, James O'Keefe.

Limbaugh on Leno

Part I:


Part II:


Click here to watch Limbaugh run over Al Gore in the Green Car.
Click here for Limbaugh’s own post.

Quoting Jay Leno
(less than 1 minute into Part II):
“Medicare has worked wonderfully well for millions of Americans.”
Leno regurgitates the popular mythology of the poor downtrodden elderly saved by Medicare.

The reality is that -- on balance -- Medicare robs the poor and gives to the rich. For proof, see page 11 of this academic study.

Every waitress across America funds the elective surgeries (hip and knee replacements, to name just two) of the wealthiest segment of our society. Nice work, Dims!

Click here for an animated version of the same Medicare exposé.

Click here for the primary exposé on ObamaCare.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

NewsBusted Video - 9/22/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 9/22/09:

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Seth Borenstein - The Baghdad Bob of Global Warming

Quoting Newsbusters:
“Seth Borenstein… is quickly earning the well-deserved reputation
as the Global Warming Baghdad Bob of the Associate[d] Press”
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Click here for a “few” more exposés on comrade Seth.
Click here & examine where Seth gets his marching orders.
Click here & debunk Seth’s favorite rant - ice melt hysteria.
Click here & examine what science says about climate change.

CO2 - The Next Gravy Train for Trial Lawyers

Quoting Politico:
“The EPA is expected to release a ruling this fall declaring that greenhouse gases are a danger to human health and welfare.”
And, next will come the lawsuits.

Click the image of Socialist Climate Czar Carol Browner
& read the rest:

Click the image of Socialist Climate Czar Carol Browner & read the rest

Carol Browner is not a scientist. She is a lawyer. She’s not looking out for the well being of the planet or the people. She -- and the rest of the Dems -- are looking to create a new gravy train for their cash cow -- trial lawyers.

Click here to learn more.

Least Surprising Headline of the Day

USA Today Headline:
“Stimulus sparks growth in government”
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Click here to read the USA Today story.
Click here to view an image of the USA Today front page.
The headline is -- fittingly -- in the leftmost column.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The "Open-Mindedness" of Secular Progressives

Quoting the AP:
“Mackenzie Phillips writes in her new book, ‘High on Arrival,’ that she had sex with her father on the night before she was to get married in 1979 at age 19, according to People magazine.

Phillips wrote in her book: ‘I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.’…

Phillips told Winfrey that she first tried cocaine when she was 11 years old. Her father did drugs with her, taught her to roll joints and injected her with cocaine.”
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Secular so-called “Progressives” love to boast about how “open-minded” they are.

Open-minded? Or, merely amoral? You decide.

The Dog Ate Global Warming

Quoting Patrick J. Michaels at NRO (emphasis mine):
“Imagine if there were no reliable records of global surface temperature. Raucous policy debates such as cap-and-trade would have no scientific basis, Al Gore would at this point be little more than a historical footnote, and President Obama would not be spending this U.N. session talking up a (likely unattainable) international climate deal in Copenhagen in December.

Steel yourself for the new reality, because the data needed to verify the gloom-and-doom warming forecasts have disappeared…

It now appears likely that the U.S. Senate will drop cap-and-trade climate legislation from its docket this fall — whereupon the Obama Environmental Protection Agency is going to step in and issue regulations on carbon-dioxide emissions. Unlike a law, which can’t be challenged on a scientific basis, a regulation can. If there are no data, there’s no science.”
Click the image of Socialist Climate Czar Carol Browner
& read the rest:

Click the image of Socialist Climate Czar Carol Browner & read the rest
Click here for more science on surface temperature data.
Click here for Carol Browner’s threats of judicial tyranny.
Click here for the basics & more on Cap & Trade.
Click here for some basic science on climate change.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Carol Browner Threatens Judicial Tyranny

The Dims have a long history of unconstitutionally imposing their tyranny through the unelected and unaccountable elements of the judicial branch.

When public opinion prevents them from achieving their goals in the legislature, they do an end run around our elected and accountable representatives and rely upon unelected judges to do their unconstitutional dirty work.

Now, the most dangerous politician in America is announcing the Dim intention to carry on that tyrannical tradition.

The tyrannical folly of Cap and Trade has been too thoroughly exposed. The Dims will never get it passed -- unless, of course, they can threaten us with even greater tyranny through the courts. And, now they have!

Quoting Politico:
“Former Vice President Al Gore and current White House climate change czar Carol Browner are warning companies and lawmakers that the courts will step in to regulate greenhouse gases if Congress fails to act.”
Click the image of Carol Browner & read the rest:
Click the image of Carol Browner & read the rest
Click here for the basics & more on Carol Browner (the Socialist).
Click here for some basic science on climate change.
Click here for the basics & more on Cap & Trade.

Arctic Sea Ice & Polar Bear Commentary

Updated on 9/17/11

As I document below, of all the dishonest climate change hysteria mongering, there is nothing more dishonest (or, more profitable) than the hysteria surrounding Arctic sea ice and Polar Bears.

Let’s ignore the fact that
Southern hemisphere sea ice is growing.
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(Cyrosphere Today):
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Northern hemisphere sea ice is melting.
Click the image to enlarge & view the source (NSIDC):

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The question is: Is this even remotely unusual?
The answer, documented below, is NO!


1) Northern hemisphere ice has been melting for 20,000 years!

About 20,000 years ago -- at the time of the Last Glacial Maximum -- northern hemisphere ice stopped expanding and began receding. In general, northern hemisphere ice has been melting ever since then. Why would we expect it to stop now?

Given the natural (and extreme) variations in ice melt in the past, where do some get the arrogance to think their computer models are the gold standard for how much ice should now be melting?

Eventually, the ice WILL stop melting and WILL begin expanding. That will mark the beginning of the next glacial period. NASA has documented “around 100” such glacial (and interglacial) periods to have occurred over the last 2.5 million years (at regular, albeit variable, intervals).

2) The next glacial period is what we need to worry about.

During the last glaciation, the area now occupied by New York City was covered by an ice sheet “1,000 feet thick”. It WILL happen again! Fortunately, peer reviewed science suggests we have about 50,000 years to prepare for that truly catastrophic (and purely natural) climate change.

3) There is NOTHING even REMOTELY unusual about current Arctic trends!

IF our summers were to see a total melting of the Arctic sea ice AND sea levels were to rise another 4 to 6 meters, that would ONLY replicate the conditions witnessed during the previous perfectly natural, perfectly normal interglacial warming period (the Eemian).

But, don’t believe me; believe the alarmists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Quoting the FAQ page at the NSIDC site:
A) “5,500 years ago, the Arctic had substantially less summertime sea ice than today”

B) “The last time that scientists can say confidently that the Arctic was free of summertime ice was 125,000 years ago, during the height of the last major interglacial period, known as the Eemian. Temperatures in the Arctic were warmer than now and sea level was also 4 to 6 meters (13 to 20 feet) higher than it is today”
Of course, not even the alarmists at the IPCC believe sea levels will -- by 2100 -- rise anywhere near levels seen during the Eemian.

In fact, the latest IPCC report suggests sea levels will rise a mere 18cm to 59cm (7” to 23”) by 2100. See Table 3.1 on page 45 from this rather large and slow loading IPCC PDF file.

Melting Arctic sea ice, by the way, does not contribute to sea level rise.

4) Polar Bears have ALREADY survived a TOTAL absence of Arctic sea ice!

The bottom line on Polar Bears is this (as presented by purely political CAGW alarmists at Berkeley):

“The differences among the bears' [DNA] sequences pointed to a split between polar bears and brown bears just 150,000 years ago.”

Regardless of their attempts to distort the facts regarding current conditions, even these Berkeley alarmists freely admit that Polar Bears have already survived a period when ALL the Arctic sea ice melted during the summers -- see point #3.

5) Compared to the previous 4 perfectly NATURAL interglacial warming periods, there is NOTHING unusual about current temperatures OR trends!

The maximum temperatures achieved during each warming
were quite uniform and well above current temperatures.
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Click here to further explore & verify the above data.

The current warming trend began 2,000 years ago.
And, there is NOTHING unusual about the latest warming!
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Click here to further explore & verify the above data.


6) So, combining all of the above points, we conclude that:

A) Polar bears survived a perfectly natural, perfectly normal period (the Eemian) during which ALL the Arctic sea ice melted during the summers and are still with us today.

B) We also note that -- contrary to popular (revenue generating) propaganda -- Polar Bears are doing just fine.

7) To Summarize:

A) The Polar Bears and the Arctic sea ice extent (and/or volume) are no cause for concern (except to your wallet).

B) The totalitarian political religious cult of environmental extremism and the policies they seek to impose are cause for GREAT concern!

Return to Climate Change 101

Monday, September 21, 2009

56% Oppose ObamaCare

9/9/09 was Obama’s last chance to sell Socialist health care.
Mercifully, he failed.
On 9/18/09 Rasmussen showed opposition at a new high - 56%.
Click the image for the latest update from Rasmussen:

Click the image for the latest update from Rasmussen
Click here for related polling data.
Click here for more on ObamaCare.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Honda Accord Commercial - Cog

According to Snopes.com,
there is no computer animation in this video.
Apparently, it is all for real:


This has circulated via e-mail forever.
We all love it, we all forward it.
Production cost aside, Honda gets free advertising!
Brilliant! New Media innovation! Love it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Where Was Pelosi When Dims Screamed "Kill Michelle Malkin"?

Glenn Beck recently busted
Nancy Pelosi's phony crocodile tears:


I wonder…
Why did we hear NOTHING from crazy Nancy
when Dims were screaming "Kill Michelle Malkin"?

The chaos begins at 2:38 into the video:

HYPOCRITES!!!
Click here for more Leftist insanity.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yet AGAIN, the Obama Administration Puts Politics Ahead of National Security

Quoting Fox News:
“Seven former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday urged President Obama to reverse Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to hold a criminal investigation of CIA interrogators who used enhanced techniques on detainees.

The directors, whose tenures span back as far as 35 years, wrote a letter to the president saying the cases have already been investigated by the CIA and career prosecutors, and to reconsider those decisions makes it difficult for agents to believe they can safely follow legal guidance...

Current CIA Director Leon Panetta responded by a spokesman saying he appreciates Obama's "strong support for the men and women of the CIA," and suggested while he was in league with the sentiment of the directors, he is bound to the administration.”
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former CIA director Michael Hayden
& read the rest:

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IAEA Intel on Iran is at Odds With Intel Used by Obama

Quoting Fox News:
“President Obama, in reaching his decision to ditch a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, used information from a May 2009 National Intelligence Estimate that said Iran would take three to five years longer than originally anticipated to build a long-range missile system, a senior administration official confirmed Friday.

Unclear, however, is whether that estimate was paired with information contained in a ‘secret’ document leaked from the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and is developing a missile system to carry it.”
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We knew this would happen:


We knew Obama would look only to the defense budget in order to offer a pretense of fiscal responsibility.

But, the non-partisan CBO knows that defense spending is NOT where the problem is located.

Quoting the CBO:
“Federal spending on programs other than Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—including national defense and a wide variety of domestic programs—is likely to contribute far less, if anything, to the upward trend in federal outlays as a share of GDP”
Click here for the front page of the CBO report.

It is obvious to any thinking person that we need dramatically LESS Federal Entitlements, NOT MORE!

But, don’t expect the MSM to educate your fellow Americans on that topic (or anything else of any relevance).

Click here to learn more.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 a Year

UPDATE: Make that $2,641 per family.
(Based upon un-redacted documents
indicating $300 billion per year, not $200 billion)

Quoting Declan McCullagh at CBS News Blogs:
“The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade law would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, the equivalent of hiking personal income taxes by about 15 percent.

A previously unreleased analysis prepared by the U.S. Department of Treasury says the total in new taxes would be between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. At the upper end of the administration's estimate, the cost per American household would be an extra $1,761 a year.”
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Quoting an IBDEditorials response to this report
(I inserted the links and the bolding):

“The estimated cost of a cap-and-trade program in terms of higher energy prices has been, unsurprisingly, edited out of one of the Treasury documents. A thick black line follows the sentence that opens with ‘While such a program can yield environmental benefits that justify its costs, it will raise energy prices and impose annual costs on the order . . . .’

In two other documents [from the same PDF file], passages explaining the ‘significant costs and potential revenues’ generated by ‘domestic policies to address climate change’ were covered by black ink.

The only logical conclusion is that the figures are so staggeringly large that bureaucrats, and possibly elected officials, feel that they have to hide them from the public…

Horner has said he'll ask the courts to force the government to release the redacted references to increases in energy costs as well as other parts that have been blacked out.”

Click here for an update to this story.
Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Obama Bombed!

9/9/09 was Obama’s last chance to sell Socialist health care.
And, mercifully, he failed.
On 9/15/09 Rasmussen showed opposition at a new high - 55%.
Click the image for the latest update from Rasmussen:
Click the image for the latest update from Rasmussen

But, even ABC (Always Barack Champions) shows Obama bombed.
Click the image for the ABC polling data:
Click the image for the ABC polling data

Quoting the ABC poll:
“Perhaps worst for the president, in interviews following his nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress, Americans by 54-41 percent say that the more they hear about health care reform, the less they like it.”
Gee, does anybody think the above quote explains EXACTLY why the Dims tried to ram this CRAP down our throats BEFORE the August recess (and the massive protests and alarming revelations that ensued)?

Does anybody wish the radicals at The Apollo Group, who wrote the stimulus bill, had not enjoyed the benefits of a complicit Congress a complicit White House in ramming THAT crap down our throats?

Now that the Dims have pretty much bankrupted the whole damn nation, can we FINALLY put a stop to the INSANITY? PLEASE!

Click here for related polling data.
Click here for more on ObamaCare.

ACORN BUSTED - Jon Stewart & The Audacity of Hos

Dear ACORN, Dear MSM:
When Jon Stewart busts you, it’s game over!


ABC’s Chuckie Gibson gets the MSM asleep at the wheel award!
Click here to learn more.

If Looks Could Kill

The moment Joe Wilson dared to speak the truth.
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Click here to vindicate poor Joe.
Click here for more deceptions in Obama’s speech.

ObamaCare's Biggest Lies

Two lies, one deception and one questionable assertion from Obama’s 9/9/09 speech before Congress:

1) LIE: “There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano, just like Obama, taught Constitutional law.
Napolitano makes this observation as to why Joe Wilson spoke the truth:


2) LIE: “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions”

In 1973, a far Left Supreme Court -- in utter defiance of the United States Constitution -- invented a new “right” found NOWHERE in the REAL Constitution.

That new “right” allows mothers to murder their children for no higher purpose than mere convenience.

The exact same logic used by Judge Napolitano in refuting Obama lie #1 applies equally to this second lie. The courts WILL require ObamaCare to fund abortions!

3) Deception: Notice how Obama danced around the issue of a “government takeover” without actually denying the obvious:

“Now, my health care proposal has also been attacked by some who oppose reform as a ‘government takeover’ of the entire health care system. As proof, critics point to a provision in our plan that allows the uninsured and small businesses to choose a publicly sponsored insurance option, administered by the government just like Medicaid or Medicare. (Applause.)

So let me set the record straight here. My guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition…

[Blah, Blah, Blah while doing more tap dancing around the obvious]”


A government takeover of the entire health care system has been a goal of the Democrats ever since FDR, in 1944, announced his “Second Bill of Rights” (if not before).

Does anybody remember HillaryCare? To deny this goal is to insult the intelligence of all Americans (many of whom -- unfortunately -- richly deserve such insults).

Before I offer the link which more fully debunks this assertion, please note that the link includes the following:

A) A 1961 speech by Ronald Reagan warning of the strategy behind Socialist health care.

B) A video clip catching various Dems admitting their goal IS a government monopoly.

C) Text prooving that a “government takeover” is already “baked into the cake” of the House bill.

Click here for all that and more.

4) Questionable: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future.”

A) Pelosi’s House bill:

The CBO asserts the House bill adds over $1 TRILLION in new entitlement spending and $583 BILLION in new taxes with a net ADDITION to the debt of $239 BILLION.

Say bye, bye to Pelosi’s House bill!

B) The Baucus Senate bill:

The CBO asserts the Baucus Senate bill would:
“result in a net reduction in federal budget deficits of $49 billion over the 2010–2019 period”
But…

i) Do we REALLY believe the government will save $409 billion through reductions in Medicare spending?

ii) Will this alleged $409 billion savings come at the expense of Medicare recipients?

iii) Will unions -- with Cadillac health insurance plans -- accept “an excise tax on health insurance companies that sell plans that cost more than $21,000 for families and more than $8,000 for individuals”.

iv) Would we be better off waiting until 2011, when Republicans take back the Congress and offer up legislation which provides:

a) Tort reform (which would kill the Dim Cash Cow).

b) Real competition among insurance companies across state lines.

Click here for the Charles Krauthammer viewpoint.
Click here for more on ObamaCare.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is There ANY Crime ACORN will NOT Aid and Abet?


Click here for commentary.
Click here for the prior ACORN sting.

NewsBusted Video - 9/15/09

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 9/15/09:

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Charles Gibson - I Don't Even Know About it

Quoting Little Chuckie Gibson (ABC anchor)
on the ACORN scandal:
“I Don’t Even Know About It”

That recording was made TODAY - 6 days after the story broke!
How many rely upon Chuckie to keep them informed?
PATHETIC (and typical)!
Click here for more info & commentary.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Catherine Bragg Wants REAL Competition in Health Insurance

There are 1300 insurance companies in America.
Politicians restrict Catherine to SIX of them (0.5%)!
Obama promises her ONE new “option” - the Federal government!
SCREW THAT!


Think the Dims will deliver tort reform?
NO! The Dims are not about to kill their cash cow!
Click here to learn more.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Best Tea Party Sign

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Click here to substantiate her case.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Camille Paglia & The Trouble With Triberals

Triberals is a word I just invented. It is the melding of Tribbles and Liberals.

Tribbles is a reference to a famous Star Trek episode.

The current Wikipedia entry summarizes the episode thusly:
“Cuddly creatures turn into a menace quickly when they reproduce out of control”
“Cuddly creatures”, which “purr a relaxing trill that the crew… find soothing” but which“threaten to consume all the onboard supplies” reminds me of:

1) Jonah Goldberg’s book where Liberal Fascism is imposed under the placard of a happy face.

2) The deficit spending of the Dims.

Furthermore, the big three propaganda vectors -- government schools, state run media and “entertainment” -- have caused these menacing “cuddly creatures” to “reproduce out of control” and become a dire threat to our Republic and our freedom.

Although Tribbles were -- in some respects -- warm, fuzzy, cuddly and soothing, they were not terribly intelligent. And, attempting to debate a Triberal is quite analogous. For example, I have presented mounds of solid data and peer reviewed science which thoroughly debunks any suggestion that we are on the precipice of Man Made Catastrophic Climate Change. Yet, when a Triberal is presented with this evidence, the always predictable response is:

1) Triberals do NOT examine the evidence.

2) Triberals smear the messenger rather than address the evidence.

3) Triberals do everything possible to silence the messenger.

4) Triberals simply regurgitate some platitude handed down from their authoritarian “leaders” (typically Al Gore or the IPCC).

No matter the issue at hand, this is typical of the response from Triberals. Triberals have not merely lost the ability to think for themselves, they openly scorn anybody who does as lacking the authority to do so.

And, that brings us full circle to just ONE FACET of the latest, greatest essay from DEMOCRAT Camille Paglia -- who may just be the very last independent thinker among the entire Dim party:

Quoting an absolute MUST READ from DEMOCRAT Camille Paglia:
“affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught. Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it's invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms ("racism, sexism, homophobia") when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clichés that it's positively pickled.”
An independent thinker buried in Triberals.
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Click here for the basics on ObamaCare.

I Will Not Kneel

Violence would be the worst way out of our current conflict.
I do NOT advocate violence. I DO relate to the outrage.
And so, this is a fitting metaphor for our life or death ideological battle:

Click here for the video.
Click here for the graphic lyrics.
Click here for the associated metaphor.


Remember, it’s just a metaphor
where the lyric “die” = voted out of office (with gusto).
We can only hope it is not too late to save our Republic:



Todays Cartoon - Tort Reform

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Click here & examine the need for tort reform.
Click here & know why the Dims will never address it.
Click here for more on ObamaCare.

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11/2001 - Never Forget, Not Even One Man

9/11/2001:
Never forget - not even one man.
Graphic content advisory:


Never forget -
not a single experience of a single witness:


I know I’ll never forget - not even if I wanted to.
That day is burned in my memory.

NYT's Hulse Admits 'Derisive Hoots' of Bush by Dems

Quoting NewsBusters:
“New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse ignored his own reporting yesterday when condemning Republican Rep. Joe Wilson's ‘You lie!’ outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress, with Hulse insisting it was a wholly unprecedented outburst. Yet in a 2005 story Hulse admitted Democrats had ‘hollered’ at Bush during the State of the Union when Bush brought up Social Security reform.”
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Joe Wilson spoke the TRUTH!
Click here for more observations on Obama’s lecture.

The Impact of Obama's Partisan Lecture

9/17/09 update:
Predictably, even the small bump did not last.
Click here and here for the updated charts.

On 9/9/09, Obama lectured the nation on ObamaCare.
The speech was phenomenally partisan and dishonest.
Click here for an excellent and comprehensive analysis.
The impact was predictable - Obama shored up his base.
The base moved from “Approve” to “Strongly Approve”:
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But, little else changed.
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Click the image to view the source data
Despite the media malpractice that got Obama elected,
the people are beginning to see Obama for what he really is.
They also see the Dim Congress for what it really is.
And, they see Health Care “reform” for the Socialist tyranny it really is.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Current Cooling Trend - August 2009

Temperatures for the Continental USA
August - 1995 to 2009
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Inconvenient Truths:
August 2009 was colder than the average August from 1901 to 2000.
Temperature trend for August is -0.48F per decade.

Temperatures for the Continental USA
Year to date - January to August - 1998 to 2009
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Inconvenient Truths:
Temperature trend for YTD Jan-August is -0.97F per decade.

Click here to display your own chart directly from NOAA.
Click here for the primary post on the current cooling trend.
Click here to put current temperatures into proper perspective.
Click here for the primary post on climate change.

ACORN, The Prostitute and The Pimp

Need “affordable housing” for a child prostitution ring?
Obama’s ACORN is here to help!

Part I:


Notice - at 4:32 - according to ACORN math, $8,000 * 12 = $9,600!
Is that the same math used by ACORN on THEIR tax returns?

Part II:

Click here & explore Obama’s ties to ACORN.

Warm Bias of about 30% in the IPCC Reported Surface Temperature Trends

Update: The evidence just keeps coming.

Quoting PhD Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr.:
“Our [peer reviewed] paper… has clearly documented an estimated warm bias of about 30% in the IPCC reported surface temperature trends. This bias also brings into question the claim that 11 of the 12 years in the period 1995 to 2006 were the warmest on record. Moreover, despite the claim in the IPCC (2007) report, the tropospheric and surface temperature trends have not NOT reconciled...

The lack of news coverage on this documented bias which has appeared in the peer reviewed literature on the Klotzbach et al (2009) paper is another clear example of the failure of most of the journalism community to cover news that conflicts with the IPCC (2007) perspective.”
The cited peer reviewed science is:
Klotzbach, P.J., R.A. Pielke Sr., R.A. Pielke Jr., J.R. Christy, and R.T. McNider, 2009: An alternative explanation for differential temperature trends at the surface and in the lower troposphere.

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& read the rest:

Click the image of Dr. Pielke & read the rest
Click here to examine the abstract.

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. is a Senior Research Scientist in CIRES and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Dr. Pielke has published over 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Click here to review some of those publications.

Click here to understand why the media have not covered this.
Click here for some basic science on climate change.

ObamaCare Will Pay For Itself? Seriously?

ObamaCare Will Pay For Itself? Seriously?
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Click here for the quantitative facts.

Sons of Anarchy Tribute

Sons of Anarchy is a GREAT show,
not least of all for the soundtracks.
Season 1, Episode 13 (Season Finale)
Jax resolves to make a change.
“John the Revelator”:



SOA clips/stills from season finale:


SOA Trailer - Language and Violence Alert:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let's Fix Medicare with More Medicare - NOT!

The CBO reports:
“Federal spending on programs other than Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—including national defense and a wide variety of domestic programs—is likely to contribute far less, if anything, to the upward trend in federal outlays as a share of GDP”
The frontpage of that report makes it visually obvious how badly government bureaucrats have managed the fiscal “health” of the big three entitlements -- Medicare in particular.

Yet, the Dims have the audacity to suggest that the solution to the looming disaster they created with Medicare is -- MORE MEDICARE!

How STUPID do they think we are?

The CBO asserts Obamacare adds over $1 TRILLION in new entitlement spending and $583 BILLION in new taxes with a net ADDITION to the debt of $239 BILLION.

The Dims have already taken us off a fiscal cliff!
Click here to view the source data (before I added the shading).
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Click here to verify control of Congress.
In that URL, substitute the Congress number you want to verify.

Why on EARTH would we do ANYTHING
that digs us even DEEPER into a bottomless pit?

Click here & examine MASSIVE Medicare fraud!

Satirizing Dim Health Care Propaganda

Great cartoons satirizing Dim propaganda on health care
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Click the cartoon to see the rest
HT: Vulcan’s Hammer

Let’s recall who the real Astroturfers are:


And, recall the real grassroots:

Click here for the basics on ObamaCare.

Monday, September 7, 2009

How Media Created Obama's Cult of Personality

Wikipedia claims:
“A cult of personality arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.”

Click here for commetary.
Click here for documentation.
Click here for the perfect cartoon.
Click here and examine the consequence.

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