Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Interpol puts Assange on most-wanted list

Quoting CNN:
“Interpol, at the request of a Swedish court looking into alleged sex crimes from earlier this year, has put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on its most-wanted list.

The Stockholm Criminal Court two weeks ago issued an international arrest warrant for Assange on probable cause, saying he is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force in August incidents.”
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Click here for an AP report on this story.
Click here for Assange/Wikileaks atrocities.

Attention all bidders on The Brooklyn Bridge

Attention all bidders on the Brooklyn Bridge.
We think you will also be interested in the following.

Click the image for the latest laughable sales pitch
(Brought to you straight from the Cancun boondoggle):

Click the image for the latest laughable sales pitch
IF the climate warms, lives will be saved -- LOTS of lives.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

British Welfare State Run Amuck

Quoting The Daily Mail:
“A family of former asylum-seekers from Somalia are living in a £2.1million luxury townhouse in one of Britain's most exclusive addresses at a cost to taxpayers of £8,000 a month…

Mr Nur said his former five-bedroom home in the Kensal Rise area of Brent, which cost £900 a week in housing benefit, was suitable for the family's needs but he said they had felt compelled to move because they did not like living 'in a very poor area' and were unhappy with the quality of local shops and schools…

Rules allow anyone who is eligible for housing benefit to claim for a private property in any part of the country they wish.”
Got that?
If Buckingham Palace was for rent, welfare bums could live THERE!
Their new landlord previously asked £1,050 per week in rent.
But, taxpayers are paying £2,000 per week to the landlord!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

There Is Nothing New Under the Wikileaks Sun

Quoting Jeff Dunetz
at BigJournalism.com:
“The real damage of this document dump is what it does to American foreign policy. The United States looks like a bumbling fool in the eyes of the world. How can we be trusted with secrets or even not so secret opinions. The Wikileaks people funnel documents to the press at will, and for the sole purpose of damaging U.S. relations with other countries, our war efforts, and our intelligence capability. These leaks are an attack on the US and we do almost nothing about it. If the Obama Administration took action that would be the surprise…

The reaction of our government is embarrassing. We are the laughingstock of the world, we look impotent.”
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We look impotent? Well, YEAH!
We have an impotent FOOL in the White House!
And, everybody from N. Korea to Iran KNOWS IT!

Click here for more Wikileaks atrocities.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

WikiLeaks Release Endangers 'Countless' Lives

Quoting Fox News:
“The Obama administration has told whistle-blower WikiLeaks that its expected imminent release of classified State Department cables will put ‘countless’ lives at risk, threaten global counterterrorism operations and jeopardize U.S. relations with its allies.”
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Just two questions for Obama:
Why is this Assange bitch still upright & breathing?
Why are those doing the leaking still upright & breathing?

Click here for more Wikileaks atrocities.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Danny MacAskell - Insane Street Trials Biking

Pretty darn impressive.
Note the sign reading “cyclists dismount”.
I don’t think that’s the dismount they had in mind!

Click here for more from Danny MacAskill.

No Subsidy for NPR

Quoting Jeff Jacoby
at The Boston Globe:
“A BILL pulling the plug on federal funding for National Public Radio was thwarted last week when the lame-duck Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives voted down a Republican effort to bring the measure to the floor. Introduced last summer by Colorado Republican Doug Lamborn, the legislation would bar NPR and its local affiliates from spending federal dollars on NPR programming. Of course there was never any chance that a bill targeting one of the nation’s most prominent left-of-center institutions would pass while Democrats still controlled the House. But a GOP majority is taking over in January, and ending NPR’s taxpayer subsidies ought to be high on its to-do list…

[In response, NPR] issued a statement so pompous and illogical that it could have been drafted in Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.

‘Today, good judgment prevailed as Congress rejected a move to assert government control over the content of news,’ it declared.”
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Isn’t “pompous and illogical” NPRs standard fare?
NO media outlet should get ANY taxpayer money -- PERIOD!

Click here for more on NPRs taxpayer stickup.
Click here to further explore National Progressive Radio.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Politizoid - If You Give a Democrat a Cookie

Beware of Dims seeking cookies:

Click here for more from Politizoid.
Click here for my Politizoid selections.

NPR fanboy is rappin'

Did NPR make him this way?
NPR fanboy “raps” to get in touch with his inner dweeb:

Click here for more serious fare about National Progressive Radio.
Or, click here for a song that will get that crap out of your head.

Smile, You're on Candid Scanner

Remember Allen Funt and his show Candid Camera?
Well, Allen’s son Peter has something to say about the TSA.

Quoting Peter Funt:
“I've never worked for the TSA. But once I spent a day putting airline passengers through what they believed was a full-body scanner…

I claimed that the metal detector wasn't working properly, and instructed passengers to lie down on the conveyor belt so they could ride through the [fake] X-ray machine along with their bags…

All but one passenger, a middle-aged man, willingly laid on the conveyor belt, belly down, and was transported through the box without protest…

I'm glad to see that many travelers are no longer simply submitting blindly to airport scanners, and are questioning invasive pat-downs. That's actually something worth smiling about.”
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Click here to further explore the inner rings of TSA hell.

Let Ethanol Subsidies Die

FOE apparently deleted the link cited by Reason.com.
Now you see it, now you don’t.
Click here to read the now missing article.

Quoting Ronald Bailey
at Reason.com:
“It’s a very rare occasion when a free marketeer like me agrees with the green fanatics over at Friends of the Earth, but they are right about one thing: It's time to let ethanol subsidies die…

The good news is that unless Congress acts, the $5 billion in annual subsidies to corn ethanol will expire at the end of the year.”
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Even Time Magazine and Al Gore know Ethanol is a farce.
If Congress renews this crap, there WILL be hell to pay!

Click here for more on the Ethanol debacle.

Game Over in the Carbon War?

Quoting Peter C. Glover
at EnergyTribune.com:
“While the next climate summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of this month will make a show of sifting the geopolitical wreckage from last December’s climate summit, any real prospect for coordinated international action is, post-Copenhagen, dead in the political water. As if that were not enough, the bête noire of climate alarmists, King Coal, is, once again, reigning supreme…

The simple fact is that coal is cheap and accessible and a coal-fired power station can be up to eight times more efficient in electricity generation than renewable energy projects…

As the World Bank maintains, it is hard to fight poverty for people without any electricity. Put bluntly, when it comes to the developing world, investment in efficient poverty-eradicating electricity projects ranks morally higher than fighting a war against carbon that is based on a speculative theory, and which is, as the statistics make abundantly clear, already lost.”
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Click here for more on King Coal.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Don't Touch my Junk - College Football Edition

Was this fool trained by the TSA?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Climate Money

Quoting Joanne Nova
(I inserted the link):
“The US government has spent over $79 billion since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, education campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks.

Despite the billions: ‘audits’ of the science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of the theory and compete with a well funded highly organized climate monopoly. They have exposed major errors.”
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Professor Carter says $100 billion has been spent (worldwide) on climate research alone.
The IEA estimates $45 TRILLION will be spent to micromanage climate.
But, the cost/benefit ratio would undoubtedly be no better than the Kyoto disaster.
Recent research calls into question the “benefit” of cooler temperatures.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Is the TSA more dangerous than al Qaeda?

Quoting The Hill:
“The recent public ire toward the TSA’s new pat-down and body imaging screening methods is likely to cause more people to drive automobiles and forego airline travel…

the probable spike in road travel, caused by adverse feelings towards the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new screening procedures, could also lead to more car-related deaths.”
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About 40,000 Americans die on the highways each year (the numbers dropped during the recession of 2008/2009). Compared to the total US deaths in eight years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, about ten times as many Americans die in a single average year of highway fatalities. Compared to the 9/11 attacks, fourteen times as many Americans die in an average year on the highways.

Some suggest the TSA has already been responsible for an extra 1,200 deaths a year since 2001. That would amount to about 11,000 deaths and counting from TSA terror!

The death toll will rise over this holiday season. But, laughable ineffectiveness notwithstanding, the TSA Goon-in-Chief remains as defiant as ever.

The Nanny State always comes with unintended consequences.

Click here to further explore the inner rings of TSA hell.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stuxnet like an F-35 fighter jet appearing in WWI

A German computer security expert reports that the Stuxnet worm specifically targeted the Iranian nuclear program and was able to "attack and [physically] destroy centrifuge facilities that are unknown to IAEA inspectors and the world." There’s more…

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Click here for more on Iran.

TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine

Just when you thought TSA hell could not get any worse…

Quoting MSNBC:
“A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.”
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Click here to further explore the inner rings of TSA hell.

Steamboat's best opening day EVER!

Quoting my.Steamboat.com:
“Steamboat is currently reporting a remarkable 38-inch base at mid-mountain and 52-inch base at the summit, the largest base amounts ever seen for an opening day.”
The image below was taken on 11/18/2010.
Lots of locals have been hiking up to ski early.

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Here in Ski Town USA, we’re LOVING IT!
If this is Global Warming, GIVE ME MORE!
Click here & examine the current winter cooling trend.

700,000 Medicare Beneficiaries to be Displaced

Quoting The Wall Street Journal
(emphasis mine):
“Seniors enrolling in private Medicare policies starting this week are finding fewer options, as health insurers close down certain types of plans due to legislative changes and looming cuts to federal funding.

Cigna Corp., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, several Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and others aren't renewing hundreds of Medicare Advantage plans, which are Medicare policies administered by private insurers. The moves will displace some 700,000 beneficiaries who must find new policies, according to Humana Inc., a large seller of Advantage plans.
Obama promised this would not happen:

But, we knew all along that was a bald faced lie.
These Medicare cuts will not make Medicare more solvent.
These Medicare cuts are, instead, used to fund ObamaCare.

Click here & examine ObamaCare accounting fraud.
Click here to examine the real health care agenda.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Basic Climate Science for David Appell

This post is a response to a comment left by David Appell.
David wrote some “interesting” material for Scientific American.
I believe I initially misunderstood David’s assertion.
I have revised this post to better address that assertion.
Updated on 7/17/11 to fix a broken link.


1) You misquoted me. Readers can click here for the actual quote.

As you may know, the quote you presented was left by an imposter. When I leave a comment on any Blogger.com site my moniker (SBVOR) will always include a link to this page. More importantly, this avatar will always be associated with the comment. If either that link or that avatar is missing on any comment supposedly left by SBVOR, the comment was actually posted by a childish imposter.

2) You assert that:

“We know already that about a pre-anthropogenic level of 280 ppm CO2 warms the atmosphere about 15-20 F.”

I assume you are referring to the total estimated (clear sky) warming produced by 280 ppm of CO2.

Examine this chart
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Notice the following:

A) Estimates of the (clear sky) warming effect of 280 ppm of CO2 range from about 5C to about 12C (9F to 22F).

B) Each additional molecule of CO2 has exponentially less warming potential than the molecule which preceded it.

C) Estimates for the (clear sky) warming effect associated with doubling CO2 from pre-anthropogenic levels range from 0.64C to 1.46C (1F to 2.6F).

The alarmists tell us we have already seen about 0.7C of anthropogenic warming. Ergo, even the highest of these estimates would only leave another 0.76C of anthropogenic warming contribution to come in the next century (as we double CO2 from pre-industrial levels).

D) Click here and examine the directly cited peer reviewed science from which we can reasonably assume that anthropogenic CO2 is unlikely to contribute more than about 0.4C (0.7F) of warming over the next century.

Coupled with the on-going, uninterrupted 10,000 year cooling trend produced by natural forcing factors, we could see either a net warming or a net cooling over the next century. Details and citations on that are in the next section.

3) You ask:

“So why shouldn't another 35% [of CO2] lead to a few more degrees of warming?”

If you think CO2 is that powerful, you need to ask yourself the following far better questions:

A) Why are the Arctic AND the Antarctic both experiencing an on-going, uninterrupted 10,000 year cooling trend which -- despite recent warming -- shows NO SIGNS of abating. Sometime in the relatively near future, the saw tooth pattern seen in both of those graphs will turn sharply downward again. It might have already begun.

The citation links and more details are found here and here.

B) Why, during the current interglacial warming period, were the warmest temperatures reached about 8,000 years ago during the Hypsithermal?

The citation links and more details are found here.

C) Why has the current interglacial warming period failed to produce temperatures which even match, much less exceed temperatures reached during EACH of the previous FOUR interglacial warming periods?

The citation links and more details are found here

4) Actually, even the corruptocrats “leading” the entirely discredited IPCC know that CO2 alone is utterly incapable of causing even the slightest bit of alarm. The entire hoax is completely dependent upon a blind faith assumption as to how water vapor responds to the very tiny amount of warming which CO2 alone is (theoretically) capable of.

The most recent research is increasingly proving this critical lynchpin assumption to be not merely false, but entirely upside down.

As I noted in the previous link, this latest research goes a very long way towards explaining why this planet never reached any mythical “tipping point” during times when CO2 was (as a median estimate) up to 22 times higher than today.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Now Socialists promise an orgasm for every vote

Seeing as how worldwide Socialists have run out of free ice cream to offer voters and seeing as how -- all over the world -- that ice cream has melted all over the kitchen floor, Spanish Socialists have a new incentive to vote for them -- orgasms.

Even Socialists have complained, but only because they see the ad as sexist (see the BBC link). I wonder, would they approve of equal opportunity orgasms in exchange for votes?

One Socialist complained that the ad was “misleading”. Really? Seriously? Has there EVER been ANY Socialist promise which was NOT misleading? Well, okay, there was this one.

Well, hell…
Dummies all around the world -- including right here in the USA -- have fallen for the rest of their phony promises, why not this one?

Think I’m kidding?
The BBC knows I’m not.

Here’s the advertisement:

Click here to view the same video with a more appropriate sound track.

The United States of Don't Touch my Junk

Quoting Benjamin Franklin:
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Of course, in this case, test after test after test confirms we actually get from the TSA “neither liberty nor safety”. It’s a joke -- a really, really, really sick, sad, pathetic politically correct joke. So, according to Franklin, we the sheeple got what we deserve (until now). Now, the TSA has finally crossed the line (and, we’re fighting back).

Mary Katherine Ham presents
The United States of Don't Touch my Junk:

Click here for more on the TSA.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Don't Touch my Junk

Quoting Charles Krauthammer
at The Washington Post:
“Don't touch my junk, you airport security goon - my package belongs to no one but me, and do you really think I'm a Nigerian nut job preparing for my 72-virgin orgy by blowing my johnson to kingdom come?”
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Orlando Sanford is the latest airport to opt out of TSA screening.
And, more are likely to follow.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why the Democratic Party Cannot Survive

Quoting Monty Pelerin
at American Thinker:
“Political parties are not immortal. They are born and eventually die…

The Democratic Party is unlikely to survive…

In the two most recent elections, each political party was soundly, sequentially rejected, but for different reasons. Simply and bluntly:

* The Republicans were tossed out because they did not govern according to their principles.

* The Democrats were tossed out because they did govern according to their principles.

One party lost because it misbehaved; the other because it revealed itself.”
Update: Factual errors in the original article have been corrected.
The author deserves credit for his response.

The author makes an interesting and compelling case.
Commenters at American Thinker also make interesting arguments.

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Hopefully, we can now begin to reverse the
ENORMOUS damage done over the last century.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bad Boy Robert Earl Keen Jr.

Shades of Gray
“Cross the line, you’re gonna pay

Click here to view the lyrics in a new tab.

The Price of Resisting Sexual Assault by Government - $11,000

Quoting SignOnSanDiego.com:
“The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan…

Michael J. Aguilar, chief of the TSA office in San Diego, called a news conference at the airport Monday afternoon to announce the probe. He said the investigation could lead to prosecution and civil penalties of up to $11,000.”
Viral recording of the incident
along with additional reporting:

Click here for insightful commentary.
Even pilots hate the new protocols.
The TSA Honcho is about to catch hell.

The War Over QE2

Quoting The Weekly Standard:
“It didn't take long for the Federal Reserve to come under fire for its resumption of asset purchases, aka ‘QE2’, announced at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on November 3

the controversy truly caught fire on November 15, when the plucky Economics21 published an open letter to Bernanke

The Keynesian party-line enforcement squad, led by Paul Krugman of the New York Times, responded with its usual mix of intellectual arrogance and ad hominem invective.”
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Click here for a simple explanation of QE2.
Click here for a primer on macroeconomic theory.

TSA Reading Material

Quoting Moonbattery
(I inserted the link):
“Just because we're forbidden from showing a sense of humor while we're being pawed and groped by these folks doesn't mean they don't have any themselves. Whoever came up with the gag that federal bureauweenies can keep us safer than the airlines themselves must be a laugh a minute. But I'm forgetting: the point isn't security, it's creating union jobs for government employees.”
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Zipper Lines in the Moguls

Zipper Lines Through the Moguls
That’s how we roll in Ski Town USA:

Click here for the ski season preview.
We’re getting hammered again today.
Poor Al Gore, he hates all that snow!

Charlie Rangel guilty on 11 ethics charges

Quoting Politico:
“Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has been found guilty on 11 ethics charges, ending a two-year investigation into his personal finances.

A special eight-member panel of the House ethics committee, after deliberating for roughly six hours, found that there was ‘clear and convincing evidence’ that Rangel had violated House ethics on 11 of the 13 charges he faced heading into a rare public ethics trial.”
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Bikers escort a kid AND his flag to school

“Progressive” Pinheads take note…

Tell a kid to remove the American flag from his bike
and military veterans will support him:

Chuck Schumer is a bald faced LIAR!

Quoting Chuck Schumer
(the lying bastard):
“Middle class incomes have declined [in the last decade]”
Click here to (after the commercial)
jump right to the quote (at 1:08).

Or, click here for the entire video clip.
Click here to expose the BALD FACED LIE!

CBS SUCKS (as usual) for not calling Schumer out on his LIE!

Of course, that is far from the only lie which the freaking SCUMBAGS at CBS failed to expose. The FACT is that, whether it was JFK, Reagan or Bush, EVERY time the top marginal tax rate was lowered the Federal government took in MORE revenue (as a side effect of the economic growth which the tax cuts produced).

TELL THE DAMN TRUTH, you worthless scumbags!

More evidence of the BP disaster that wasn't

Quoting Lou Dolinar
at National Review Online:
“The Great Oil Spill Panic of 2010 will go down in history as mass hysteria on par with the Dutch tulip bubble…

There have been no major fish die-offs. On the contrary, a comprehensive new study says that in some of the most heavily fished areas of the Gulf of Mexico, various forms of sea life, from shrimp to sharks, have seen their populations triple since before the spill. Some species, including shrimp and croaker, did even better.

And meanwhile, the media has greatly exaggerated damage found in studies about coral, which is in some ways more vulnerable to oil and dispersant. Most of it is doing fine.

The growth of the fish population is not occurring because oil is good for fish. Rather, it is occurring because fishing is bad for fish. When fishing was banned for months during the spill, the Gulf of Mexico experienced an unprecedented marine renaissance that overwhelmed any negative environmental consequences the oil may have had, researchers say.”
Click here to read the rest.

Quoting The FDA:

“The collection phase of this assignment was conducted from June 15, 2010 thru July 8, 2010. The analysis was completed August 8, 2010. All samples were analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by the NOAA method. No PAHs were detected above the levels of concern as set forth in the federal and state agreed upon Protocol for Interpretation and Use of sensory testing and Analytical Chemistry Results for Re-Opening Oil-Impacted Areas Closed to Seafood Harvesting.”
Click here to read the rest.
Click here for the raw data.

Click here for more on the environmental disaster that wasn’t.

Even Paul Krugman Knows Death Panels are Real

I previously documented exactly where the Death Panels (in a manner of speaking) were described in a previous incarnation of the ObamaCare legislative language.

Today, Paul Krugman acknowledges that -- when government controls health care, government bureaucrats decide who lives and who dies.

Once the “Progressives” control our health care system, they then have to control our eating habits. You see, this too is a matter of controlling government spending. The government has to spend way too much to treat obesity related illness; therefore, the government must prevent obesity.

This is the slippery slope. Every new venture into regulating our lives cascades into countless more ventures into regulating our lives. Soon, we will have no freedom to make any of our own choices.

Welcome to the brave new world of Socialist tyranny.

Click here for more on ObamaCare.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Global Warming Forest Destruction Debunked

A new study (Science 12 November 2010: Vol. 330. no. 6006, pp. 957 - 961) refutes global warming tropical rainforest destruction hysteria.

IPCC computer models (inaccurately) suggest (as a “best estimate”) warming over the next century somewhere between 1.8C and 3.6C. Actually, 0.4C is a more reasonable estimate. But, based upon recent studies, even that estimate is likely too high.

The study we’re looking at today examined the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, 56.3 million years ago), a time of “rapid warming” when temperatures in tropical regions “are estimated to have increased by 3° to 5°C”. This was a time when temperatures ranged from roughly 8C to 12C warmer than we see today.

This study reports that (emphasis mine):
“We investigated the tropical forest response to this rapid warming… We observed a rapid and distinct increase in plant diversity and origination rates… The tropical rainforest was able to persist under elevated temperatures and high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, in contrast to speculations that tropical ecosystems were severely compromised by heat stress.
In other words, this study found nothing but BENEFITS to this extremely rapid warming and “high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide”!

Another myth bites the dust -- including the new media meme of a biodiversity crisis.

Well, given the source of the IPCC tropical rainforest hysteria mongering, it should come as no surprise that real science (once again) debunked the purely political and utterly discredited IPCC.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

The climate change scare is dying

Quoting Christopher Booker
at Telegraph.co.uk
(I inserted the links):
“Nothing more poignantly reflects the collapse of the great global warming scare than the decision of the Chicago Carbon Exchange, the largest in the world, to stop trading in ‘carbon’ – buying and selling the right of businesses to continue emitting CO2…

Next Friday is the first anniversary of the leaking of the ‘Climategate’ emails

Next month sees the anniversary of the Copenhagen conference – the largest ever held, with 100,000 delegates – which collapsed in an acrimonious shambles…

This was followed by all those scandals surrounding the IPCC itself, hitherto regarded as the supreme authority on global warming. It emerged that the most recent IPCC report was riddled with errors, and that many of its more alarming predictions were based, not on proper science, but on claims dreamed up by environmental activists….

it has become clear that the 20-year-old climate scare is dying on its feet.”
Booker goes on to delineate tone deaf political corruption
in apparent defiance of the collapse of the pseudoscience.

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Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tom Selleck’s 'Blue Bloods' - Fair & Balanced

Quoting David Forsmark
at David Horowitz’s News Real Blog
(emphasis mine):
“The television season’s best surprise is easily Blue Bloods starring Tom Selleck as the New York City Police Commissioner, and the head of a multi-generational family of cops. What looked in trailers to be a clunky cop drama is both a surprisingly original take on the genre and a provocative look at some hot-button issues…

In a mere 7 episodes, Blue Bloods has taken on enhanced interrogation, profiling, vigilantism, and restrictions on the kinds of force a cop can use to protect his life. And while both sides of the issue are presented fairly, this is a show from a cop point of view, starring one of Hollywood’s most prominent conservatives…

Blue Bloods can’t live forever on issue-oriented shows, (and I really hope it doesn’t become dominated by the conspiratorial back story it introduced in the pilot) but it has shown it can handle a standard crime plot, a good sign. And with its engaging cast and the smart people running things, I’d say this has the potential to be classic television.”
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Usually, I wind up tolerating Leftist propaganda for the sake of being entertained. It’s also useful as a means of keeping my finger on the pulse of how my fellow citizens are being indoctrinated. But, there are limits to what I will tolerate. When “Chase” took the propaganda two steps too far (two weeks in a row) I quit watching it.

In the case of “Blue Bloods”, it’s refreshing to see a show which takes on tough issues and presents both sides fairly. Erin -- the A.D.A. -- takes the ACLU angle and Danny -- the hard nosed cop -- is often her foil. Of course, when both sides are presented fairly, the Conservative side pretty much always wins. Now, if only the Lame Stream Media could learn from “Blue Bloods” how to do their jobs.

Never gonna happen!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mary Black - Columbus (Musical Break)

Mary Black - Columbus:

Click here to open the lyrics in a separate tab.

Bonus Track
Cassandra Wilson - Death Letter:

Limbaugh - Hit The Road Barack

Hit the road Barack!
And, don’t ya’ come back no more!

Click here for more on the 2010 elections.

Remember Veterans Day

November 11th is Veterans Day.
Remember, thank, honor and celebrate
every veteran who ever served honorably:

Click here for another Veterans Day post.
I use the “honorably” qualifier to exclude punks like this.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boehner to Fly Commercial as House Speaker

Quoting Fox News:
“Presumptive House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that he will not use the military jet provided to current Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fly from D.C. to his home district each week, but will board the same airlines as everybody else.

Pelosi had claimed after she became speaker in 2007 that a military aircraft was offered to her in light of position as second in line to the presidency. But Boehner said he's not so concerned.”
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Click here for the back story on Pelosi’s jet setting.

Yeah, I know…
It is almost entirely a symbolic gesture. But, it goes one heck of a long way towards reversing the symbolism of tone deaf elitist arrogance we’ve come to expect from Nancy Pelosi and the rest of her Dims.

Kudos, Mr. Boehner!

Not a Missile, Just an Airplane

Click here for the first post on this topic.
Experts are now “pretty confident” it was an airplane:

Makes sense to me.
Click here for related reporting.

It's Sputnik all Over Again!

Quoting MailOnline:
“American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.

By the time it surfaced the 160ft Song Class diesel-electric attack submarine is understood to have sailed within viable range for launching torpedoes or missiles at the carrier…

The Americans had no idea China's fast-growing submarine fleet had reached such a level of sophistication, or that it posed such a threat.

One Nato figure said the effect was ‘as big a shock as the Russians launching Sputnik’ - a reference to the Soviet Union's first orbiting satellite in 1957 which marked the start of the space age.”
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Robbing the Taxpayers to Give to the Bureaucrats

Quoting USA Today:
“The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office”
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When Tree Huggers Become Bear Huggers

Madison Ave types are masters of emotional manipulation.

The tree huggers will shed a tear.
The rest will just laugh:

Click here to debunk Arctic sea ice & polar bear hysteria.

Don’t tell the bear huggers that their electricity is most likely generated by burning hydrocarbons -- they think it comes from magic fairies riding unicorns on treadmills (with polar bears dancing in the background).

But, be especially careful not to mention that pesky little “sustainability” problem with rare earth elements. That would REALLY kill their “I’m saving the planet” buzz.

NRO - Repeal The Seventeenth Amendment

Quoting Todd Zywicki
at National Review Online:
“Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment would go a long way toward restoring federalism and frustrating special-interest influence over Washington…

Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment would not be a panacea for what ails the American political and constitutional system… But repeal would be a step in the direction of restraining an imperialistic central government and frustrating special-interest influence. Whether or not it is good politics, it remains sound constitutional design.”
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The Uber-Liberal Fox News

Shepard Smith anchors the Fox News Channel flagship “straight news” segment. This is the one hour on FNC which should avoid editorializing at all costs. IMO, Sheppie Smith is not qualified for the job.

My impression of Shepard Smith as a card carrying Liberal was first cemented as I watched the 2004 Presidential election returns. The moment Fox News declared Bush the victor over Kerry, Shepard threw a raging on-air hissy fit (no, I’ve never been able to find a substantiating video clip -- so you’ll have to trust me on this one).

Well, Sheppie is at it again. I saw Rosen’s reaction to Sheppie’s outburst live on the air last night and thought to myself that I would probably see a video clip today. I did.

Click here for the back story.
Then watch the video:

Mystery Missile? Launched off Cali Coast

Update - Mystery seemingly solved.
Who launched what (on 11/8/10) and why?

Click here for another report.
Click here for one theory.
Click here for another theory.

At 0:56 in the embedded video, note the corkscrew effect visible in the smoke trail. On my very first viewing, this struck me as odd and inexplicable. However, a stunt plane would be very likely to corkscrew on a vertical (or near vertical) ascent.

However, as this theory notes, we are still left to explain the apparent fireball behind the engine. A reflection of sunlight? Okay, but what about the size of the smoke trail and other unusual characteristics?

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Advocates Revolution

Quoting MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan:
“Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution? The answer, obviously, is yes.”
Dylan Ratigan in his own words:

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Click here for a more pragmatic solution.

MSNBC Political Analyst is a Socialist

Quoting MSNBC Anchor Lawrence O’Donnell:
“I am a Socialist”
Lawrence O’Donnell in his own words:

Just two years ago (or less), any suggestion that any Democrats were avowed Socialists was invariably derided as fanciful paranoia. Today, many Dims are no longer hesitant to admit what we Conservatives have known all along.

Frankly, it is NOT good news to see these Socialists come out of the closet! It means they are more confident than ever that they are winning -- and, for almost a century now, they have been.

Creeping Socialism has been an American reality since the “Progressive” days of Woodrow Wilson. With the election of Obama and his appointment of his various overt Socialists and Communists, the Socialist Creep became a full on gallop.

Either we stop it NOW and REVERSE IT NOW, or we will all go down!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Senator-elect Mike Lee on the 17th Amendment

Senator-elect Mike Lee on the 17th Amendment:

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CBO - ObamaCare Causes Drug Costs to Rise

As expected,
ObamaCare will cause drug costs to rise.
Oh, yeah, your insurance rates will also rise.

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Click here and here to understand the REAL cause and cure for our health care mess (and why ObamaCare will only make things worse -- LOTS WORSE).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Minnesotans For Global Warming - I'm a Denier

With apologies to The Monkees,
Minnesotans For Global Warming Present

“I’m a Denier”:

Click here for the most damning revelation in ClimateGate.
Click here for more on the Hockey Stick fraud.
Click here for more on ClimateGate
Click here to expose the IPCC.

Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

What Sanity Looks Like - Part II

Question for attendees at Rally to Restore Sanity:
Is Obama a Keynesian?

Like, WOW, man…
Expecting comedians to educate you produces “interesting” results.

For the benefit of any visiting “Progressives”:
FDR was a (failed) Keynesian.
Obama is a (failed) Keynesian.
Click here for a primer on macroeconomics.
Click here for “What Sanity Looks Like - Part I”

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day is November 11th.
Celebrate at Outback Steak House
(or wherever you please):

Kudos to Outback Steak House for showing some gratitude to America’s finest.

For my part, words cannot express my gratitude to all who have ever honorably served.

On Veterans Day, if you wish to donate to a good cause, I recommend The Wounded Warrior Project.

Friday, November 5, 2010

WaPo Lies, Dims Never Fact Check

Quoting Ronald Reagan:
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant,
but that they know so much that isn't so.”
How does this come about?

For many, it is by virtue of reading the Lame Stream Media and watching MSNBC whilst programming their TVs to skip the Fox News Channel. Literally every Dim I know has done this to their TV. Of course, they are equally fastidious in scrupulously avoiding any and all sources which do not routinely spew utterly dishonest Far Left propaganda.

For example, WaPo lies & defends the lie.
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Obama's Epic Failure - October Edition

Today, the BLS reports
(emphasis mine):
“Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in October,
and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent
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The only good news is that the report wasn’t as bad as expected.

The Lame Stream Media were excited to see 151,000 jobs created (ADP reported only 43,000 nonfarm jobs created in the private sector). What was downplayed is the fact that the total number of unemployed rose from 14,767,000 to 14,843,000 (an increase of 76,000). So, owing to the growth of the labor pool, more than 50% MORE jobs would have to have been created just to keep the total number of unemployed from RISING!

The truth is that this report represents -- at BEST -- a pathetic stagnation of the economy induced by arrogant, ignorant, utterly counter-productive Dims in Washington D.C. (and elsewhere).

Click here for more on Obama’s epic failure.
Click here to understand why this failure was entirely predictable.

A GOP Landslide in State Legislatures

Quoting Jeremy P. Jacobs at NationalJournal.com:
“While the Republican gains in the House and Senate are grabbing the most headlines, the most significant results on Tuesday came in state legislatures where Republicans wiped the floor with Democrats.

Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures -- the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats.

The GOP gained majorities in at least 14 state house chambers. They now have unified control -- meaning both chambers -- of 26 state legislatures.”
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