Saturday, February 27, 2010

Al Gore Acolytes -- Stand by Your Man!

With deepest apologies to Tammy Wynette, I offer an ode to Al Gore.

Change the first line to:
“Sometimes it’s hard to be a warmist
Proceed to “he’ll have good times”
(with his gargantuan carbon footprint).
Finally, laugh out loud when Tammy gets to the line:
“Give him… something warm to come to when nights are cold and lonely

I offer this ode for all three of Al Gore’s remaining acolytes:


Click here for some basic climate change science.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Coffee Party Movement

Dims are pushing The Coffee Party Movement as an alternative to The TEA Party Movement. WOW! That’s imaginative! ;-)

Three quick thoughts:

1) My morning coffee produces a very similar “movement” every day.
And, this new “movement” is just as “shovel ready” as Obama’s “stimulus”.

2) The Coffee Party Movement is to The TEA Party Movement
as Air America is to Rush Limbaugh.

3) Obama will soon provide a federal bailout to The Coffee Party Movement.
But, that was their only real objective from the outset.

George Will at CPAC 2010

One of the best speeches of all time!
All 3 videos are well worth the time.
All the associated links are more than worth the time.

Part I:


Click here for the worst example of socializing risk.
Click here for more on Crony Capitalism.

Part II:

Click here to confirm the real goal of health care “reform”.
Click here to confirm entitlements WILL be the death of us.
Click here to confirm where your “stimulus” money went.
Click here to clarify those so-called “Tax Cuts”.
Click here & examine who pays income taxes.

Part III:

Click here for some basic climate change science.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Doctors Are Opting Out of Medicare

I thought I had previously posted this story -- apparently not.

For those who think government does a great job with health care -- take note.

Click here and here to understand why our health care costs are spiraling out of control.

Quoting The New York Times:
“Many people, just as they become eligible for Medicare, discover that the insurance rug has been pulled out from under them. Some doctors — often internists but also gastroenterologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and other specialists — are no longer accepting Medicare, either because they have opted out of the insurance system or they are not accepting new patients with Medicare coverage. The doctors’ reasons: reimbursement rates are too low and paperwork too much of a hassle.”
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Click here for a directly related post.
Click here for more on Medicare.

Paul Ryan Schools Obama on Health Care


Click here to examine the Dim double count accounting fraud.
Click here and here to understand how government caused prices to soar.
More government intervention will cause even higher prices & more rationing.
Click here & see where Paul Ryan’s plan fits.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obama relaunches his health care tyranny

This week, Obama relaunches the same old shit.
Hey! Barry! We DON’T WANT your health care TYRANNY!
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SHOVE IT, BARRY!

IPCC Chairman Pachauri fighting to save his 'job'

Quoting The U.K. Telegraph:
“Rajendra Pachauri, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will defend his handling of a crisis that has shaken the world's faith in his organisation at a meeting of environmental leaders in Bali.

He will try to save his job by outlining plans to reform the way the IPCC works in the wake of the discovery of errors in its latest report.”
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Pachauri has no academic background in ANY branch of science.
So, who could be better qualified to lead the hucksters at the IPCC?
Click here to further expose IPCC incompetence.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NAACP to honor self-described Communist Van Jones


1) The Left can’t help celebrating the out of the closet Commies among them.
2) CNN won’t mention Van Jones is a self-described Communist.
3) NAACP thinks Communism represents “new ideas” for creating “new jobs”? REALLY?
4) Click here & examine Spain’s experience with “Green Jobs”.

EVIL IDIOTS!

Monday, February 22, 2010

'I'm Deeply Sorry' - The Tiger Woods Remix


Sorry Tiger, et al -- every one of you earned that!
H/T: Ann Althouse

Bode Miller wins gold & redeems his reputation

Quoting HuffPo on Bode Miller’s Gold in the Super Combined:
“Whether he ever says so or not, it's the Olympic gold medal that changes history's view of Miller. What happened in Turin is now an aberration rather than the defining moment. Now he'll always be seen by those outside the sport as one of Alpine skiing's greats who frittered away one Olympics, not a should-have-been who never fulfilled his promise.”
Here in Ski Town USA, those inside the sport never bought the idea that Turino defined Bode.

It’s GREAT to see Bode redeem his reputation! He is CLEARLY one of the best Alpine skiers EVER!

Click here to watch Miller’s gold medal performance in the Super Combined (one downhill race and one slalom race). It takes a VERY talented and well rounded skier to excel in both.

Bode has the opportunity to win two more medals in these games.

The Americans are doing really, REALLY well at the Olympics! Congratulations to the entire team!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

When Euro-Socialism Fails, Blame Bush!

Updated to include a section on so-called “Green Jobs”.

Quoting Pajamas Media:
“To be sure, Spain is in the throes of the worst economic crisis in its recent history….

Spain now has the highest unemployment rate in the European Union. Nearly 20 percent of working-age Spaniards (or 4.5 million people) were without a job at the beginning of 2010…

Spain is also facing an exploding budget deficit…

The labor minister blamed ‘the neo-conservative thinking preached by U.S. President George W Bush’”
Spain was promised Green Jobs would save them.
But, quoting Fox News:
“Gabriel Calzada Alvarez, a professor, has released a study with startling claims about what's happened in Spain and what he predicts will play out in America.

Calzada says for every green job that's created with government funding, 2.2 regular jobs are lost and that only one in 10 green jobs wind up being permanent.”
Gee, maybe Obama thought his self-described Communist Green Jobs Czar would succeed where Spain had failed? Eh?

If not the Communist Green Jobs Czar, then SURELY Obama’s overtly Socialist Energy Czar would pull off the magic that Spain could not!

Meantime, TimesOnline reports:
“The revelation that Spain’s air traffic controllers can earn ten times more than their Prime Minister — and more than 50 times the average salary — has provoked outrage.”
And, The Boston Globe reports:
“Spain's government says it is using emergency legislation to rein in its air traffic controllers, who earn up to euro900,000 ($1.2 million) a year in a country suffering a recession and nearly 20 percent unemployment.”
Similarly, here at home, I hear the job market is GREAT (for those living in Washington, D.C.).

But, rest assured…
Euro-Socialism really is a fantasy come true.
It’s always failed everywhere else, but it’s bound to work here!
Unless, of course, Bush mucks it up!

Hey! Ayatollah! Leave Them Kids Alone!

How much longer will
Iranian tyrants hang on to their power?


How much longer will our
domestic tyrants hang on to their power?

Impeach Obama

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

OceanGate - Sea-Levels Are NOT RISING!

If you have bought into the hysterical propaganda that sea-levels are rising, humans caused it and global catastrophe looms large, you might want to read this interview and this interview with perhaps the world’s foremost authority on sea-level.

Note: For those who find the dowsing smear campaign credible…
If you care to prove you are not hopelessly gullible, you can start by locating ONE direct quote from Dr. Mörner on dowsing. I looked. I did not find any. If you DO find any such quote, you can then explain how that discredits Dr. Mörner’s observations on sea-levels. Good luck with that one! Fools!

Of course, not even the factually challenged alarmists at the IPCC support the hysterical propaganda pushed by the British government in the first link. The IPCC -- relying upon recently invalidated computer models -- suggest sea-levels might rise by a mere 7” to 23” by 2100.

(See Table 3.1 on page 45 from this rather large and slow loading IPCC PDF file.)

Click here for more on sea-levels.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

The One Paragraph Solution to Health Care & Debt

Pass this into law and we will solve the health care problem, eliminate the national debt, revitalize our economy and save our nation (actually, the entire world) from otherwise certain collapse:

From this day forward, there will be only three legal means to purchase health care services:

1) Cash payment directly from the consumer of the health care service.

2) Cash payment from an insurance company from whom the consumer of the health care service has directly purchased coverage.

3) Cash payment from a private charity.

Click here and here to understand how this will fix the health care system.

Click here to understand how this will eliminate the national debt.

HurricaneGate - The Great IPCC Meltdown Continues

Quoting The Register:
“More trouble looms for the IPCC. The body may need to revise statements made in its Fourth Assessment Report on hurricanes and global warming. A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported.”
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Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. has broadly commented on IPCC hurricane errors.
Click here to more fully debunk hurricane hysteria.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Friday, February 19, 2010

60% in California say throw the bums out

Quoting Rasmussen Reports:
“As California stumbles through its continuing budget crisis, 60% of likely voters in the state now believe it would be better if most incumbents in the state legislature were defeated in this November’s elections.”
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According to Wikipedia, “[t]he California State Legislature currently has a Democratic majority, with the Senate consisting of 25 Democrats and 15 Republicans; and the Assembly having 49 Democrats, 29 Republicans”.

Given that Massachusetts just elected a Republican to replace Teddy Kennedy, how many of those Dims are likely to get the boot in Cali?

Iraq Veteran also a Hero at Home (Austin, TX)


The true character of America’s finest shines through again!
Click here for more on that story.

As for the perp -- some are looking (rather desperately) for a political angle to this lunacy.

If the manifesto proves credible, it describes one who took no personal responsibility, hated the church, hated corporate fat cats, thought he should be exempt from taxes and get “free” health care.

Where does that profile land on the political spectrum?

UN top climate change boss quits post

Quoting The Australian:
“YVO de Boer, the top UN climate change official, announced last night that he was resigning after a tumultuous four years in the job, marked by the failure to convince governments to agree on a post-Kyoto deal and revelations of a series of blunders in the UN's 2007 report on climate change.”
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The hideously unqualified Rajendra Pachauri should be the next to resign.

Click here to discredit the climate change hysteria.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pat Caddell, Union Thugs & Enviro-Socialists

Quoting Politico.com:
“In a November appearance with conservative policy advocate David Horowitz, [Democratic strategist Pat] Caddell called the SEIU ‘thugs’ and said environmentalists were out to ‘deconstruct capitalism.’”
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Here’s the video containing the quotes:

Please recall Obama’s overtly Communist Green Jobs Czar.
Please recall Obama’s overtly Socialist Energy Czar.
Please recall the other radicals in the White House.
Please recall the latest example of crony capitalism/socialism.


Pat Caddell is one of the last straight talking Democrats. And, today’s so-called “Progressive” Dims can’t stand his honesty.

Living -- as I do -- in Colorado, I can tell you that Colorado Dims (the subject of this story) are particularly insane and most Colorado Rinos are just pathetic.

Click here to discredit the climate change hysteria.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

61% Say Government Should Keep Out of Housing Market

Quoting Rasmussen Reports:
“Sixty-one percent (61%) of Americans say it is better for the economy for the government to stay out of the housing market.”
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Too bad the pathetic morons who purport to run our local city government are not as wise as the people they purport to represent.

Federal housing entitlement programs (the Satan which spawned all this local housing entitlement bullshit) were CLEARLY the cause of the recent global meltdown. Did the Socialist housing idiots learn from their mistakes? HELL NO! The morons (all around the nation) are setting us up for yet another disaster!

EVIL IDIOTS!

ClimateGate 2.0 - The NASA Files

Quoting Christopher Horner at Pajamas Media:
“In August 2007, I submitted two Freedom of Information Act requests to NASA and its Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), headed by long-time Gore advisor James Hansen and his right-hand man Gavin Schmidt (and RealClimate.org co-founder)…

NASA stonewalled my request for more than two years, until Climategate prompted me to offer notice of intent to sue if NASA did not comply immediately.

On New Year’s Eve, NASA finally provided the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) with the documents I requested in August 2007.

The emails show the hypocrisy, dishonesty, and suspect data management and integrity of NASA, wildly spinning in defense of their enterprise.”
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Click here to discredit the climate change hysteria.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Americans CLEARLY Want Smaller Government!

For TWO DECADES, every single time they were polled, the majority of Americans CLEARLY expressed a preference for “smaller government with fewer services”!

And, that was determined by polling from the Left leaning Washington Post-ABC News!

WHEN will our FREAKING politicians START LISTENING (at EVERY LEVEL)?

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Click here for the source - Question #40.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Virginia Attorney General Challenges EPA Power Grab

Quoting the Weekly Standard
(I inserted the links):
“Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli filed a petition yesterday to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's December 7 ruling that it would regulate greenhouse gases as it would air pollutants under the Clean Air Act--a back door attempt to accomplish what Congress can't through cap and trade.”
Click the image of EPA overlord Carol Browner
& read the rest:

Click the image of EPA overlord Carol Browner & read the rest
Click here to discredit the climate change hysteria.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Obama cannot admit his 'stimulus' failed

Quoting The AP:
“President Barack Obama hailed Wednesday's one-year-old economic stimulus law as an accomplishment that staved off another Great Depression and kept up to 2 million people on the job.”
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Obama’s so-called “stimulus” -- USING HIS OWN METRICS -- demonstrably MADE MATTERS WORSE! How stupid does this clown think we are?

Update: How stupid does the lame stream media think we are?

Click here for a few hundred more insights into the worst President EVER.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Nuclear Power or More Crony Capitalism?

Quoting The New York Times
(emphasis mine):
“President Obama, speaking to an enthusiastic audience of union officials in Lanham, Md., on Tuesday, underscored his embrace of nuclear power as a clean energy source, announcing that the Energy Department had approved financial help for the construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia.”
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I support expanding nuclear power, but not through crony capitalism (obviously targeted at throwing OUR money at Obama’s labor unions)!

WHEN did the freaking Energy Department (overlorded by the overtly Socialist Carol Browner) become a goddamn bank?

This is just one more example of moronic Federal Bureaucrats picking winners and losers in the energy sector and offering big business all the rewards of success while FORCING tax payers to assume ALL THE RISK! That is EXACTLY how the housing market blew up!

As for the escalating costs of building a new plant…
Scratch the surface of THAT topic and you are guaranteed to find a fat pack of trial lawyers just under the surface (feeding tons of money back into the Dims who fund them).

We STILL Don't Want the Dim Health Care Tyranny

Dear Dims:
Just a reminder…
The polling results are UNANIMOUS!
We STILL do NOT want your health care TYRANNY!

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Click here for the latest data.
Click here to learn more.

My favorite olympic story

Even better than the story of our own local hero, is the inspiring relationship between Alexandre and Frédéric Bilodeau.

Quoting CTV:
“Whenever Alexandre Bilodeau had a tough time during training, he'd think of his older brother Frédéric, 28, who was born with cerebral palsy and whom doctors said wouldn't walk after the age of 10.

The older Bilodeau proved them wrong and not only walks but skis, taking on some of the toughest slopes at St. Sauveur, Que., not far from the family home near Montreal.”
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Frédéric is mostly confined to a wheel chair. But, to some extent, he still walks. I assume Frédéric uses an adaptive ski chair.

NBC did a great human interest story on these two brothers. But, they have yet to add the video to their web site. I hope they correct that massive oversight soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Phil Jones Proves ALL IPCC Computer Models are WRONG!

Quoting the U.K. Mail Online:
“[Phil Jones, of ClimateGate infamy] said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming”
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Click here for the BBC Q&A.

The most overwhelming significance of this admission has been overlooked by EVERYBODY!

The alarmists at NOAA are on record admitting 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.”
That’s it! Game OVER! The AGW Hysteria cult is officially DEAD and BURIED!

According to the very core of the alarmist cabal, the IPCC computer models -- the SOLE SOURCE of all the hysterical predictions of climate catastrophe -- have been invalidated!
Additionally, 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.”
Click here for a single factor explanation as to why.

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

Saturday, February 13, 2010

John Stossel - Serious Crony Capitalism

These are the highlights
(which will disappear when Fox claims copyright):

HT: Vulcan’s Hammer (again).

Here is the entire segment, via Hulu
(which, hopefully, will stick around):

Capitalism is the only fountain of human progress.
Crony Capitalism is akin to sodomy.
Where else have we been seriously sodomized?
Start with the housing debacle & the ethanol debacle.
But, both will pale next the to the “Green Jobs” assault.

A Different Kind of Avatar

Miriam E. Mendelson, writing at American Thinker, compares her impressions of the movie Avatar to her own experiences in the theater of war. I wish I could say her observations were atypical of our so-called “entertainment” industry -- which I largely boycott. I have no interest in seeing Avatar.

Quoting Miriam E. Mendelson:
“The ‘military’ characters in the movie were portrayed as uncaring and unfazed by the suffering of others -- willing to take lives with nary a second thought. They were portrayed as deserving to die because of how little they cared for the lives of others. It wasn't just some of the military that were portrayed this way -- it was all of them. Only the rogue protagonist was different….

The soldiers I had gotten to know so well -- who was going to tell their stories?”


[And then, a few stories get told…]

“The purpose of this piece is not to make a statement about war. Leave that for the politicians. Rather, it is to testify to the character of soldiers -- men and women of character, compassion, and honor. There are enough stories like the above to fill a book (being written), and many more yet untold. Yes, there are bad soldiers, just as there are bad doctors, bad cops, etc. Yet the vast majority risk and sacrifice their lives to protect not just us, but innocent people of other nations as well. When it comes to the military, let's not let one (otherwise entertaining) movie be the only story that gets told.”
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Click here & examine some of what
so-called “journalists” overlooked in Iraq.

Friday, February 12, 2010

UAH shooting leaves three dead, three injured

No job is ever worth this price.
(If, indeed, the job was the motive.)
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Major Afghanistan offensive launched in Marjah

Quoting Fox News:
“Roughly 15,000 American, Afghan and NATO forces began an assault late Friday on the Taliban in the central Helmand town of Marjah in what senior military commanders are calling the largest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war…

‘This may be the largest IED threat and largest minefield that NATO has ever faced,’ said Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson, commander of Marines in southern Afghanistan.”
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Regarding the IED and mine threat…
This new bad boy will help deal with that:


Test Your News IQ

Click here and test your (lame stream media) news IQ.

I got 11 of 12 correct -- a higher score than 92% of those surveyed.

AFTER you take the test, click here for my commentary on the one question I got wrong.

You can also click here to further examine my POV on the lame stream media bias built into the poll.

HT to Vulcan’s Hammer and Carpe Diem.

NewsBusted Video - 2/12/10

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 2/12/10:

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Deficit Spending - Cause & Cure V2.0

The Cause
(Hint: Defense spending is not the problem.)

Quoting the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office:
“under current law, federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid measured as a share of GDP will rise from 4 percent today to 12 percent in 2050 and 19 percent in 2082—which, as a share of the economy, is roughly equivalent to the total amount that the federal government spends today…

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 and here to understand why our health care costs are soaring.

Click here to examine recent deficits.

Further substantiating the CBO quote:

According to The Washington Post, these are the trends in defense spending as a percentage of GDP:
World War II - “nearly 40 percent”

Korean War - “15 percent”

Vietnam War - “10 percent”

Currently - “less than 5 percent”
From the Congressional Budget Office
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From Heritage.org
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Again quoting The Washington Post (emphasis mine):
"The enormous sums committed to mandatory federal programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid dwarf all other aspects of the budget. Left unchecked for a decade or two, they will consume a larger share of the nation's GDP than all our federal programs today combined. Coupled with increasing interest payments on the government's rising debt, they will either force up taxes or produce dangerous deficits."
From the Congressional Budget Office
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From Heritage.org
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The Cure
(Hint: Higher taxes will NOT solve the problem.)

Higher income taxes will NOT produce higher revenues.
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Higher corporate taxes mostly just drive jobs offshore.
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Government spending (at every level) is out of control.
The answer is NOT higher taxes, but lower spending.
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Representative Paul Ryan has a workable plan.
I would prefer far deeper spending cuts.
But, this is a good start.
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Predictably, Dims prefer the path to certain destruction.
ObamaCare is guaranteed to take us there (even faster).

Click here & examine the entire Heritage.org presentation.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

German EU Tyranny Comes Home to Roost

Quoting The New York Times
(emphasis mine):
“As Europe edges toward emergency guarantees to stem market panic over one of the most profligate members of the euro bloc, the country that the region turns to for leadership, Germany, is suffering from growing doubts about the European experiment it long championed.

Reluctant German leaders now find themselves forced to help Greece remain solvent, or risk watching markets attack one weak member after the next, from Portugal to Spain to Italy, threatening the stability of the euro, the European currency Germany fought so hard to create…

Berlin has been mostly silent on the matter. That is partly to put pressure on Greece, as civil servants struck there Wednesday to oppose cutbacks that the government has promised in order to rein in its enormous budget deficit.

But a bailout will be politically awkward for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. It is precisely the financial millstone that opponents warned about when Germany gave up its treasured mark, a move that a majority of people here, in contrast to their political leaders, opposed at the time.
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Yep, once again the German people were smarter than their tyrannical “leaders”. Now, Germans get to witness Marxist wealth redistribution at it’s “finest”. Basically, every German taxpayer will get to subsidize the overpaid, under-worked Greek incompetents whose exorbitant salaries are provided by the monopolistic, corrupt Greek political thugs.

Watch carefully folks, because you will witness a tame version of what’s in store for us not too far down the road. Our Federal government will step in to rescue California and various other “Progressive” disasters. But, who will rescue our Federal government from its soaring deficits?

Answer - NOBODY! And, that is precisely why our circumstance will be far, far, FAR worse than the collapse of the EU. The sooner we get the current crop of tyrants OUT of Washington, the more likely we’ll be to avoid our own total collapse. But, even if we avoid a total collapse, lots of our people are going to have to suck up the fact that their EXISTING entitlement fantasies will have to die.

Cartoon of the day - 2/10/10

From our friends at Diversity Lane…
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Liberals - Click here if you don’t recognize the allusion.
Click here and examine the impact of Obama’s so-called “Stimulus”.

The latest Diversity Lane cartoon can always are found in my bloglist.
Access my bloglist from the menu bar in the heading.

My Friend Sarah


H/T to Vulcan’s Hammer (& his comment).

Click here for a related video clip.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

IPCC faces another desertion – its own past chair!

Quoting Lawrence Solomon at the Canadian Financial Post:
“The past chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has joined the growing list of IPCC critics. According to the Sunday Telegraph, Rajendra Pachauri, the disgraced current IPCC chair, now faces criticism from his immediate predecessor, Robert Watson…

Watson’s new-found scepticism of the science being produced by the IPCC represents an ironic reversal. In 2002, he remarked that ‘The only person who doesn't believe the science is President Bush.’”
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My dear Watson - Welcome to the reality based community!
Click here to further expose IPCC incompetence.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Obama Asks What is Driving Health Care Costs

Obama just completed his first press conference since, like, the Jurassic Period.

In this press conference, Obama announced that he really wants to know “the facts” as to what is driving health care costs.

Well, Mr. Obama, “the facts” are very well understood. But, Mr. Obama, “the facts” do NOT comport with your ideology OR your agenda.

You want “the facts” on what is driving health care costs?

Click here and here.

When did speaking out against mass murder become verboten?

To understand just how effective so-called “Progressive” propaganda has been, look no further than this “controversial” SuperBowl ad:

Listen! If the so-called “Progressives” had not been so damn effective in their propaganda campaign, the entire country would be screaming from the rooftops every single day about the mass murder of about 50 million of the very most innocent and the very most defenseless among us.

Far too many Americans defend this senseless slaughter as if it were representative of the very most fundamental of human rights.

Mass murder on an utterly unprecedented scale as a human rights issue? Don’t even TRY to tell me these people have not been brainwashed! It makes me SICK to my stomach!

NewsBusted Video - 2/9/10

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 2/9/10:

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Monday, February 8, 2010

January Continues a 20 Year USA Cooling Trend

UAH Satellite data showed January, 2010 to be a record (for January) within the context of the 32 year dataset.

But, as alluded to in the first link, January 2010 continued a 20 year cooling trend for the Continental USA.

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Click here to reproduce the above chart.
Select January, start date of 1990, end date of 2010.

What meaning we tease from this contrasting data remains to be seen.
My guess is the 25 year global trend remains intact.

California turbines frozen in Minnesota wind

Obama’s Green Revolution may yet produce a few make work sorts of jobs -- trying (in vain?) to get California wind turbines to spin in a Minnesota winter.

But, will it EVER produce meaningful energy?

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Click here for inconvenient truths on wind power.
Click here to expose another government energy folly.

Lancet Retracts Controversial Autism Paper

Quoting ABC News:
“It was the scientific paper that served as a central pillar for the idea that vaccination could increase children's risk of developing autism.

Now, with a formal retraction from the Lancet, the medical journal which in 1998 published this piece of research by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, most researchers will view the study as if it had never been published in the first place.”
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IPCC Junk Science created global hysteria.
DDT Junk Science killed about 50 million Africans (so far).
How much harm was done in this example?
How much more harm will continue to be done?

Pull back the curtain on most Junk Science,
and you’ll find trial lawyers circling like vultures.

Crime & Recession - A Wealth Redistribution Myth Busted

You know the meme…
When the economy goes down, crime goes up.
There’s just one problem -- It’s another Leftist LIE:


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The Best Evidence for Obama's Citizenship

I have, until now, been an agnostic regarding the question of whether Obama meets the constitutional natural born citizen requirement to be President. I have raised questions and expressed doubts. But, I have never asserted any firm position. Until today, I had not seen any reasonably convincing evidence one way or the other.

But, today, I belatedly discovered documentation of Obama’s birth announcement -- in Hawaii (sourced from this post).

Granted, this electronic image could be a forgery. But, if there is any evidence to that effect, I am unaware of it. Granted, the birth could have taken place outside the country and the parents could have announced it in a Hawaiian newspaper. But, that seems far fetched. So I will -- for now -- assume the evidence is credible and that Obama does, regrettably, meet the constitutional requirements to serve as President.

If Obama is a natural born citizen, he could have easily put an end to the controversy by presenting a certified copy of his birth certificate to a credible, neutral third party. I have often wondered out loud why Obama never did so. But, of late, I have reached the same conclusion expressed by this blogger:
“If I were President Obama and there were no birther movement, I would invent one. It destroys the credibility of anyone who talks about it. To moderates and liberals, the birther movement is the right-wing equivalent of those moonbats who were calling the 2000 election stolen, years after the election was over-- its a bit crazy.”

Superbowl Ad Which WE Paid For!

Tax payers shelled out $2.5 MILLION for this garbage:

The total ad budget is $133 MILLION!
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?

SuperBowl Ad - The Green Police

Tell me again,
who wants their product associated with
The Green Police?


What a colossal blunder this was!
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Obama's Base Bounce Goes Bust

Updated on 2/7/10 to reflect a continuing bust of the base bounce.

Click here & recall Obama’s SOTU base bounce.
But, the base bounce already went bust.
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AfricaGate - The Great IPCC Meltdown Continues

Quoting Walter Russell Mead at The American Interest
(I inserted the links):
“It’s not just the threat of Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035.

Now another headline grabbing IPCC scare story is melting away. A report in Sunday’s London Times highlights new humiliations for the IPCC.

‘The most important is a claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020, a remarkably short time for such a dramatic change. The claim has been quoted in speeches by Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman, and by Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general.’

There is however one teensy-weensy little problem. As Professor Chris Field, the lead author of the IPCC’s climate impact team has now told reporters that he can find ‘no evidence’ to support the claim in the IPCC’s 2007 report.”
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Click here to further expose IPCC incompetence.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sarah Palin at National Tea Party Convention


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Petr Chylek - Open Letter to the Climate Research Community

Quoting Dr. Petr Chylek:
“For me, science is the search for truth…

It seems that the climate research community has betrayed that mighty goal in science…

The damage has been done. The public trust in climate science has been eroded…

So what comes next? Let us stop making unjustified claims and exaggerated projections about the future even if the editors of some eminent journals are just waiting to publish them. Let us admit that our understanding of the climate is less perfect than we have tried to make the public believe. Let us drastically modify or temporarily discontinue the IPCC. Let us get back to work.

Let us encourage students to think their own thoughts instead of forcing them to parrot the IPCC conclusions.”
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What? A call for a return to scientific integrity?
What a NOVEL and timely idea!
Well said, Dr. Chylek!

But, the IPCC must GO -- forever!
The IPCC, like the ENTIRE United Nations, is hopelessly corrupt!

Click here for some basic climate change science.

The great global warming collapse

Quoting Margaret Wente at Canada’s Globe and Mail
(I inserted the link):
“‘The global warming movement as we have known it is dead,’ the brilliant analyst Walter Russell Mead says in his blog on The American Interest. It was done in by a combination of bad science and bad politics…

By exaggerating the certainties, papering over the gaps, demonizing the skeptics and peddling tales of imminent catastrophe, they've discredited the entire climate-change movement. The political damage will be severe. As Mr. Mead succinctly puts it: ‘Skeptics up, Obama down, cap-and-trade dead.’ That also goes for Canada, whose climate policies are inevitably tied to those of the United States.”
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Click here to further expose IPCC incompetence.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

NeatherlandsGate & The Disreputable IPCC

Quoting Agence France-Presse:
“The Netherlands has asked the UN climate change panel to explain an inaccurate claim in a landmark 2007 report that more than half the country was below sea level, the Dutch government said Friday.

According to the Dutch authorities, only 26 percent of the country is below sea level, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be asked to account for its figures, environment ministry spokesman Trimo Vallaart told AFP.”
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Dims Invent Their Own Realities - Part III

Olbermann Denies Reports of his Demise:

Dear Keith:
Click here & examine the quantitative facts.


Dear Keith:
When uber-Leftist Jon Stewart busts you,
You’re DONE:


Dear Keith:
You will not be missed,
not even by your former fans.

Buh Bye!

Friday, February 5, 2010

India (Rightly) Abandons the IPCC

Quoting The U.K. Telegraph
(I inserted the links):
“The Indian government has established its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because [like everybody else] it ‘cannot rely’ on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group headed by its own leading scientist Dr R.K Pachauri…

[Note: Dr. Pachauri has NO academic background in ANY branch of science!]

The move is a significant snub to both the IPCC and Dr Pachauri as he battles to defend his reputation following the revelation that his most recent climate change report included false claims that most of the Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035. Scientists believe it could take more than 300 years for the glaciers to disappear.”
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Is The Recession Unofficially Over?

Quoting The St. Louis Federal Reserve:
“The NBER has not yet determined the end of the recession that began in December 2007. The date 2009-07-01 has been substituted in graphs as an estimate. This estimate is based on a statistical model for dating business cycle turning points developed by Marcelle Chauvet and Jeremy Piger (A Comparison of the Real-Time Performance of Business Cycle Dating Methods, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2008, 26, 42-49). For more information, see
http://www.uoregon.edu/~jpiger/us_recession_probs.htm
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Either way, the unemployment forecast is not encouraging.
But, given the Dim policies, it was entirely predictable.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Climate Heretic Questioned by Detectives

Quoting the uber-Leftist U.K. Guardian:
“A scientist at the University of East Anglia has been questioned by detectives investigating how controversial emails were leaked from the campus's climate research unit.

Norfolk police have interviewed and taken a formal statement from Paul Dennis, 54, another climate researcher who heads an adjacent laboratory…

Dennis's own research, which dates fluctuating temperatures in ice cores stretching back thousands of years, does not support the more catastrophic current predictions of runaway global warming.”
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So, is it now open season on ALL climate heretics?

Click here for commentary from The Air Vent.

Click here and here to understand why
anybody well versed in ice core data knows
that AGW hysteria is PURE BUNK!

ChinaGate - The Dog Ate My Climate Data (AGAIN)

Quoting the uber-Leftist U.K. Guardian:
“It is difficult to imagine a more bizarre academic dispute. Where exactly are 42 weather monitoring stations in remote parts of rural China?

But the argument over the weather stations, and how it affects an important set of data on global warming, has led to accusations of scientific fraud and may yet result in a significant revision of a scientific paper that is still cited by the UN's top climate science body.

It also further calls into question the integrity of the scientist at the centre of the scandal over hacked climate emails, the director of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), Dr Phil Jones. The emails suggest that he helped to cover up flaws in temperature data from China that underpinned his research on the strength of recent global warming.”
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Related Posts:
The Dog Ate Global Warming.
Warm Bias of about 30% in the IPCC Surface Temperature Trends.
AmazonGate & The Disreputable IPCC.
GlacierGate/PachauriGate.
ClimateGate.

AmazonGate & The Disreputable IPCC

Quoting Christopher Booker at Telegraph.co.uk
(I inserted the link):
“The IPCC made a prominent claim in its 2007 report, again citing the WWF [World Wildlife Fund] as its authority, that climate change could endanger ‘up to 40 per cent’ of the Amazon rainforest – as iconic to warmists as those Himalayan glaciers and polar bears. This WWF report, it turned out, was co-authored by Andy Rowell, an anti-smoking and food safety campaigner who has worked for WWF and Greenpeace, and contributed pieces to Britain's two most committed environmentalist newspapers. Rowell and his co-author claimed their findings were based on an article in Nature. But the focus of that piece, it emerges, was not global warming at all but the effects of logging…

A Canadian analyst has identified more than 20 passages in the IPCC's report which cite similarly non-peer-reviewed WWF [World Wildlife Fund] or Greenpeace reports as their authority, and other researchers have been uncovering a host of similarly dubious claims and attributions all through the report. These range from groundless allegations about the increased frequency of ‘extreme weather events’ such as hurricanes, droughts and heatwaves, to a headline claim that global warming would put billions of people at the mercy of water shortages – when the study cited as its authority indicated exactly the opposite, that rising temperatures could increase the supply of water.”
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And, on THIS BASIS, governments want to
ROB US of TENS of TRILLIONS of dollars?

Are you FREAKING KIDDING ME?

Click here & explore GlacierGate/PachauriGate.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

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