Friday, December 31, 2010

Peter Gleick is a Bald Faced Liar!

My previous post exposed the depths Dr. Peter Gleick will stoop to in order to propagandize for Catastrophic Man Made Global Warming.

In this post, we will see that Dr. Gleick is not only a brazenly extreme propagandist, he is also a (typical “Progressive”) bald faced liar.

Quoting notorious climate alarmist Dr. Peter Gleick:
“It seems that Fox has now made it their policy to deny the reality of climate change and has told its reporters to misreport or cast doubt on the science.”
Gleick’s ultimate source for this allegation is the George Soros propaganda outlet Media Matters. But, not even that source supports Gleick’s allegation (even if they think they do).

Gleick cites a Far Left NYT blog which, in turn, cites a Far Left Media Matters post which alleges that Bill Sammon said (emphasis mine):
“we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.”
Unlike Gleick, Sammon has peer reviewed science on his side.

There is NOTHING about this alleged e-mail which instructs anybody to “misreport” anything! To the contrary, IF this e-mail was sent, it instructs Fox News journalists to do their job properly and to live up to their “fair and balanced” motto!

Gleick is accustomed to having fellow propagandists posing as journalists assisting him with his propagandizing (and even the Far Left Slate.com KNOWS IT). Fox is practically the ONLY organization where anything even remotely close to objective and balanced reporting is still practiced.

Mr. Gleick, you are a purely political BALD FACED LIAR and a blight upon the scientific community!

Click here to understand why the warming has stopped.
Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Alarmist presents NOAA with #1 climate BS award!

Quoting notorious climate alarmist Dr. Peter Gleick:
“THE WINNER OF THE 2010 CLIMATE B.S.* OF THE YEAR AWARD

First Place goes to the following set of B.S.: ‘There has been no warming since 1998’ ”
Quoting the government alarmists at NOAA:
“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.”
Folks, you just can’t make this stuff up!

At least the alarmists at NOAA are honest enough to remove ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) from their data. Propagandists like Dr. Gleick cynically exploit the 2010 El Niño warming in a desperate effort to prop up their increasingly rejected purely political agenda -- a political agenda which both the public AND the scientific community KNOW is PURE BS!

Unfortunately, after the Dims could NOT get enough votes from their own damn party to pass their Cap & Trade crap, the purely political tyrants at EPA did an end run around the duly elected Congress and regulated CO2 anyway!

I hereby present Dr. Peter Gleick with the illustrious moron/propagandist of the century award! What a loon! If you read his desperate drivel further, it just gets more and more factually incorrect. The last link in this post refutes his propaganda point by point.

Click here to understand why the warming has stopped.
Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Britain's winter may be coldest in 1,000 years

Quoting The Daily Star:
“Britain’s winter is the coldest since 1683 and close to being the chilliest in nearly 1,000 years.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
But, don’t dare question the climate alarmists!
They might haul you off to jail (or worse).

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Theme Song - Touch of Grey

My theme song for 2010 is Touch of Grey by The Grateful Dead.

This is a band not known for their optimistic outlook. But, this song may have just the right touch of optimism and resilience in the face of catastrophe needed to take us into 2011.

Let’s hope that in 2011 we can begin to reverse some of the enormous damage done by Dims over the last four years -- well, really, over the last century.

The Grateful Dead
Touch of Grey:


2010 - The Luckiest People of the Year

Celebrating 2010
The luckiest people of the year:


Having simply been born in the USA in the 20th century makes
me among the very luckiest people to have EVER lived.

Let’s take back our country so that those born here in
the 21st century will have an even better experience.

Big government has GOT TO GO! NOW!

Another 'joke' about jailing CAGW 'deniers'

In a previous post, I noted several very disturbing examples of the totalitarian mindset of the CAGW alarmist crowd. The travesties -- some fantasized, some not -- span the gamut from jailing to murdering those deemed to be “deniers”. Some of these travesties are allegedly “just a joke”. In other cases there are serious suggestions -- from VERY prominent people -- that questioning CAGW dogma is “criminal”. At least one went so far as seriously propose “the jailing and execution of global warming deniers”.

One would think that the backlash from SplatterGate might have given the propagandists some pause to question such an extremist approach. Apparently not!

On 12/27/2010, Andrew Revkin -- writing in the New York Times -- says:
“There are quite a few video clips out there aiming to distinguish weather from climate, but the best — to my mind — is the one that follows:”

Jail time for politically incorrect views on climate change? Really? Alarmists find that appropriate, even as a joke?

So, in the minds of the alarmists…
The 2010 El Nino driven warmth was “climate”, but the 2010 La Nina driven big freeze was just “weather”? Really? Seriously?

I wonder…
Is a 23 year USA winter trend “climate” or “weather”. Is a 15 year global trend “climate” or “weather”? The answer (clearly) depends upon whether the trend fits the CAGW propaganda.

Perhaps the creator of the film could explain the “climate” vs. “weather” concept to Simon Schuster and Time Magazine (and many, many others in the alarmist camp).

Is one man’s “climate” another man’s “weather”?

Alarmists desperately want us to ONLY focus on the last 150 years (of wildly unreliable data).

But, the bigger (and FAR more accurate) picture shows that both the Arctic AND the Antarctic are experiencing an on-going, uninterrupted 10,000 year cooling trend which shows NO SIGNS of abating. The citation links and more details are found here and here.

Call it weather or call it climate. By either name, Gaia played a particularly amusing joke on the CAGW propagandist boondoogle in Cancun this year! Now THAT is FUNNY!

Totalitarian tyranny is NOT funny. Right now, those opposed to the regulation of CO2 are winning in the court of public opinion AND in the scientific community, but the purely political tyrants have imposed their tyranny anyway.

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

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Feeling Snarky

SNARK ALERT!

A warning to all who embrace the totalitarian vision of “Political Correctness”!

LEAVE NOW! SNARK FOLLOWS!

I wish to dedicate this video clip to the blogger claiming to be David Appell and his incredibly silly CAGW/“Progressive” advocacy blog. This is a blog where any view and/or any data contrary to David’s dogma will be censored no matter how well substantiated. In other words, this is a typical CAGW/“Progressive” advocacy blog.

David repeatedly demonstrates that he is perhaps the single most eloquent, intelligent and persuasive “Progressive” on the planet. Okay, I confess. That is an extremely low bar to hurdle.

David is obsessed with knowing the name of everybody who disagrees with him. He uses that as an utterly phony excuse for declining to engage me (on his blog OR mine) in any sort of substantive debate regarding the merits of his beloved CAGW theory.

But, when pressed, this character who claims to bear the name David Appell won’t even own up to who he really is.

Cheers David! Have some chocolate (you bloody foolish hypocrite!).

23 USA winters have defied the alarmists

With all the media hype over the recent blizzard in the northeast, it is tempting to think that this is the first recent USA winter to defy the climate alarmists. Not true!

The alarmists tell us that Man Made Global Warming is most evident in warmer winters in the northern hemisphere. Is it mere coincidence that perfectly natural Milankovitch Cycles have the same effect? You decide.

If USA winters are any guide, the AGW theory is not holding up very well. The data from the alarmists at NOAA demonstrate a dramatic 12 year winter cooling trend and an absolutely flat trend for the last 23 years.

Furthermore, these reported surface temperature trends have been demonstrated by peer reviewed science to have a warming bias of about 30%!

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

Monday, December 27, 2010

Last Kodachrome roll processed in Parsons

Kodak honored Steve McCurry’s request to shoot the very last roll of Kodachrome film ever produced.

Click here for Kodak’s June, 2009 tribute to Kodachrome, McCurry’s comments and his most famous photo.

McCurry recently had that last roll processed at Dwayne's Photo Service in Parsons, Kansas. Dwayne's is the only photo lab in the world still processing Kodachrome. Their web site currently indicates:
“On December 30th we will process the last roll of Kodachrome slide film.”
DANG!
Momma took my Kodachrome away!
Click the image for more on this story:

Click the image for more on this story
Click here for more on Kodachrome film.

I captured some brilliant images on Kodachrome. Barring some catastrophe, those framed photos will outlive me by a long shot (as will the original slides). But, I have already outlived the film those photos were captured on. And, so it goes. The end of an era. It was a good run.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Weathering The True Lies Of Global Warming Newspeak

Comrades - Weather is NOT climate!
Unless, of course, the weather makes good propaganda
or cold weather can be (laughably) blamed on hot weather.
Through it all, the weather has maintained a sense of humor.

Click the image & learn to distinguish weather from climate:

Click the image & learn to distinguish weather from climate
Click here & here to understand why the CAGW cult is dying.
Click here & examine the Hockey Stick fraud.
Click here & examine the utterly discredited IPCC.
Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Nancy Pelosi wants to be more likeable

Nancy Pelosi wants to be more likeable.
She thinks Steven Spielberg can help.
Nice Deb has some better ideas.

Click the image & read all about it:

Click the image & read all about it
Click here for more on Pelosi.

Friday, December 24, 2010

EPA to Regulate CO2

Quoting ABC News
(I inserted the link):
“The Obama administration announced today it will use the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory power to set limits on carbon dioxide emissions from factories, power plants and refineries…

With today's action, power plants and oil refineries will have to obtain federal permits that cap their greenhouse gas emissions…

The administration is trying to ‘regulate what they have been unable to legislate,’ said Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, the Republican set to take over the House Energy and Commerce Committee in January. ‘This Christmas surprise is nothing short of a backdoor attempt to implement their failed job-killing cap-and-trade scheme.’ ”
Click the image of EPA overlord Carol Browner
& read the rest:

Click the image of EPA overlord Carol Browner & read the rest
Two days before Christmas? Really? What SCUM!

Click here for more on EPA tyranny.
Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

When The Levee Breaks

Dedicated to every fool who voted for Obama.

“If you don’t know about Chicago…
crying wont help you, praying wont do you no good”
:


Reagan Recovery vs. Obama Recovery

Quoting The Heritage Foundation
(I replaced their NBER link with a more specific one):
“According to The National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession began in December 2007, lasted 18 months, and ended in June 2009. The last recession that lasted this long began in July 1981, lasted 16 months, and ended in November 1982…

the stark reality is that the economic recovery under President Barack Obama has been much weaker than the recovery under President Ronald Reagan.”
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Click here to enlarge the image.
Click here & examine Obama’s epic failure.
Click here & know why that failure was predictable.
Click here to examine historic unemployment rates.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oregon raised tax rates & got less revenue

Quoting The Wall Street Journal
(via The Washington Examiner):
“In 2009 the [Oregon] state legislature raised the tax rate to 10.8% on joint-filer income of between $250,000 and $500,000, and to 11% on income above $500,000. Only New York City’s rate is higher. Oregon’s liberal voters ratified the tax increase on individuals and another on businesses in January of this year, no doubt feeling good about their ‘shared sacrifice.’

Congratulations. Instead of $180 million collected last year from the new tax, the state received $130 million.”
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DUH!
Every level of government needs to lower taxes & slash spending.
But, raising tax rates during a severe recession?
What sort of idiot does that? Oregon Leftists do!

Click here for more on taxation.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Net Neutrality Coup

Quoting John Fund
at The WSJ Opinion Journal:
“The Federal Communications Commission's new ‘net neutrality’ rules, passed on a partisan 3-2 vote yesterday, represent a huge win for a slick lobbying campaign run by liberal activist groups and foundations. The losers are likely to be consumers who will see innovation and investment chilled by regulations that treat the Internet like a public utility.

There's little evidence the public is demanding these rules, which purport to stop the non-problem of phone and cable companies blocking access to websites and interfering with Internet traffic. Over 300 House and Senate members have signed a letter opposing FCC Internet regulation, and there will undoubtedly be even less support in the next Congress.

Yet President Obama, long an ardent backer of net neutrality, is ignoring both Congress and adverse court rulings, especially by a federal appeals court in April that the agency doesn't have the power to enforce net neutrality. He is seeking to impose his will on the Internet through the executive branch.”
To expose this overtly Marxist agenda,
click the image & read the rest:

Click the image & read the rest
Tyranny rules again.
Click here to enlarge the image.
Click here for more commentary.

Australian summertime snow - Humans did it

Filed under fossil fuels are to blame for everything:
Australian summertime snow and cold is just another excuse to blame “Climate Change” (and, by inference, fossil fuels).

Click here for biting commentary.
Click here and witness the power of the PDO.

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

Wikileaks crybaby outraged over leaks

Breaking News:
Wikileaks crybaby is outraged over leaks!

Poor little Julian…
The spoiled brat crybaby gets just a tiny little taste of his own medicine.

Click here for more on Wikileaks.

Obama Busted on MythBusters

At the end of the video,
click where indicated for cited sources:


Click here for the facts on ObamaCare.
Click here to examine deficit spending.
Click here to examine Obama’s epic failure.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Arrogant Elitists Show Ignorance & Dishonesty

Updated on 12/28/2010

A recent poll asks:
“is it your impression that most economists who have studied it estimate that the stimulus legislation: A) created or saved several million jobs, B) saved or created a few jobs, or C) caused job losses.”
The pollsters allege that A is the correct answer. They base this allegation upon a CBO report using mathematical models with fabricated inputs and a single survey taken by the Wall Street Journal (a “newspaper” which UCLA academics in a scholarly paper found to be quantifiably more biased to the Left than the New York Times). Does this remind you of the mythical Man Made Global Warming “consensus”?

The cited CBO report is extremely speculative and, arguably, fundamentally flawed:
“CBO has estimated the law’s impact on employment and economic output using evidence about the effects of previous similar policies and drawing on various mathematical models that represent the workings of the economy.”
Mathematical models? Do the IPCC analogies never end?

“Previous similar policies”? Like what? The brazen propaganda falsely alleging that FDR saved us from The Great Depression?

The obvious (and grossly understated) answer -- as Obama’s own metrics prove in spades -- is C!

But, answer C and the hideously dishonest arrogant elitist academics will brand you as “misinformed” (or, perhaps, inadequately indoctrinated).

But, these are the same sorts of propagandists who insist -- to this day -- that similar policies from FDR turned the tide of The Great Depression. That too is a bald faced lie! In fact, UCLA economists calculate that FDR’s policies prolonged The Great Depression by seven years!

Click here for a video critique of this laughable survey.
Click here and here for more commentary on this bunk.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Americans Fleeing Dark Blue States

Quoting the AP:
“The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrats hoping to re-elect President Barack Obama…

The population continues to shift from Democratic-leaning Rust Belt states to Republican-leaning Sun Belt states…

The biggest gainer will be Texas, a GOP-dominated state expected to gain up to four new House seats…

Democrats' problems don't end there.”
Click the image & read the rest:
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Click here for the source of the above map.

The propagandists at AP try (in vain) to characterize this as a Rust Belt to Sun Belt migration. However, people are also fleeing sunny southern California in droves.

The FACT is that people are fleeing the unmitigated DISASTER of the so-called “Progressive” political agenda.

Congress' Job Approval Rating Worst in Gallup History

Quoting Gallup:
“Americans' assessment of Congress has hit a new low, with 13% saying they approve of the way Congress is handling its job. The 83% disapproval rating is also the worst Gallup has measured in more than 30 years of tracking congressional job performance.

The prior low approval rating for Congress was 14% in July 2008 when the United States was dealing with record-high gas prices and the economy was in recession [& Dims controlled the Congress].”
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With the Dims running the show,
can anyone be surprised by these numbers?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Is our local 'newspaper' polluting our drinking water?

Update: Scott Stanford, General Manager, Steamboat Pilot & Today has published a comment wherein he claims:
“we… can say with confidence that our chemicals are being handled safely, properly and most importantly, in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.”
I would still like to see proof.

Quoting our local “newspaper”:
“The Denver litigation firm of Reilly Pozner LLP, acting on behalf of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, sent a letter Thursday asking The Steamboat Local to remove all copies of its most recent edition from area racks and to retract a story about the Pilot & Today.

In its edition released Thursday, The Local published a story alleging criminal wrongdoing by the newspaper in the handling of chemicals used in the printing process. Scott Stanford, general manager of the Pilot & Today, said the article contained numerous factual errors and that the premise of the story and the allegations contained in it are completely and wholly untrue. Foremost among the allegations is that the Environmental Protection Agency has ‘an ongoing criminal investigation into the Pilot’s chemical disposal activities.’ The Pilot & Today has never been contacted by the EPA about its disposal practices and Richard Mylott, a public affairs specialist with the EPA, confirmed Thursday that the Pilot & Today is not ‘the subject of any investigation by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.’

The Pilot & Today is in consultation with its attorneys about legal recourse should The Local refuse to comply with its request.”
Click the image & read the allegations:
Click the image & read the allegations

Notably missing from the Pilot story is ANY direct allegation that they are fully compliant with EPA regulations! If they were fully compliant, one would think that would be their opening line. But, I have never considered the management of our local “newspaper” to have even the slightest bit of integrity.

I would encourage ALL citizens of Routt County to visit the offices of our local “newspaper” and DEMAND that they demonstrate the manner in which they dispose of their chemicals!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

PolitiZoid-TSA Sexy

With apologies to Rod Stewart & the 4th Amendment:

Click here for more on TSA tyranny.

The crusade against the term 'illegal immigrant'

Quoting The Culture and Media Institute:
“The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)’s Diversity Committee has announced that it will be launching a year-long campaign to educate journalists about the hurtfulness of phrases like ‘illegal immigrant,’ which is the term currently preferred by the influential AP Stylebook.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest
Click here for insight into Political Correctness
(aka Cultural Marxism).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A new low for so-called 'journalism'

Just when you thought that the so-called “profession” of so-called “journalism” could not sink any lower -- could not become any more pathetic, there’s this:

A daughter helps fix a loose strand of her mother's hair, and it becomes an international scandal? Only when so-called “journalists” cover Sarah Palin.

AP propagandists suck! But, we knew that already.

Net Neutrality = Media Marxism

Net Neutrality = Media Marxism:

Click here to learn more.

Monday, December 13, 2010

ObamaCare ruled unconstitutional!

Quoting The New York Daily News:
“A federal judge ruled Monday that President Obama's historic health care overhaul is unconstitutional.”
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The New Hysteria - No Cooling in Sight

Updated on 12/14/2010 to reflect corrections applied to the first link.

In a previous post, I postulated that:
“global temperatures will probably be generally flat for about another 18 years”
Other than the laughable propagandists at GISS, the alarmists seemingly agree. Gone are the predictions of an inexorable march of decade over decade warming. Instead, the new propaganda reads more like this quote:
“There is no plausible scenario in which (the Northwest) cools over the next 40 years”
I say 18 years, Dr. Mote says 40 years. But, it is implicit that we both agree we can anticipate at least 18 more years (on top of the previous 15 years) without any warming. The alarmists imply that man made global warming will then resume -- not bloody likely.

Common sense, peer reviewed science, historical evidence (and the AMO cycle) suggests we will see about 18 additional years of little or no temperature trend followed by decades of below average temperatures (and global cooling hysteria mongering). DUH!

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

Psychiatric Postmortem on Cancun Climate Insanity

The climate lunatics have concluded their taxpayer funded Cancun boondoggle. And, if one is to believe NASA and the IPCC, the world can do absolutely, positively NOTHING to reduce CO2 emissions and still easily meet the resolution agreed to in Cancun! See the substantiating evidence below:

Per the U.K. Telegraph, here is the psychiatric postmortem:

1) There was, once again, no legally binding treaty signed.

Thank heaven for that.

2) There were, however, feel good resolutions agreed to:

A) “The ‘Cancun package’… sets up a ‘green fund’ to help poor countries cope with climate change”

Okay, an IPCC expert now openly admits all this climate change hysteria was always solely intended to facilitate the forcible redistribution of global wealth. So, NO SURPRISE HERE!

B) “The Cancun deal commits all countries to keeping temperature rise below 2C (3.6F)”

In just the last 10,000 years, the Arctic has seen well over 3C of perfectly natural temperature variation and the Antarctic has seen about 4C of perfectly natural temperature variation.

Furthermore, an additional 2C of warming from current levels would still leave us well below the warmest temperatures from the previous perfectly natural interglacial warming period.

So, where do these lunatics get this magic 2C number as the maximum variation we can now tolerate?

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

But, wait! Here’s the REAL KICKER!

Just this week, NASA reports that doubling CO2 from CURRENT LEVELS would produce only 1.64C of warming (well below this magical 2C agreed upon in Cancun).

NASA reaches this conclusion based upon the ever growing consensus that previous assumptions about the water vapor response to elevated CO2 levels are not merely incorrect, but completely upside down.

But, wait! It gets BETTER!

The NASA report suggests that elevating CO2 to 780 ppm will ONLY produce 1.64C of warming AND the IPCC has projected an absolute WORST CASE scenario of 790 ppm of CO2 by the year 2100.

Summary & Conclusion:
According to NASA & the IPCC, the entire world can do absolutely, positively NOTHING to reduce CO2 emissions and still EASILY fall below the magical 2C of additional man made warming agreed upon by the climate lunatics at the taxpayer funded boondoggle in Cancun!

Oh, HAPPY DAYS!


Click here for expanded commentary.

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

Only 41% Believe Humans Primarily Caused Global Warming

Quoting Rasmussen Reports
(I inserted the link):
“A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that 41% think global warming is caused primarily by human activity, while 47% say long-term planetary trends are to blame.”
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Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Friday, December 10, 2010

SpeedFlying - Beautiful when done well

Before attempting speedflying,
one should probably master base jumping
(and, update your last will & testament).

When done well, it’s a thing of beauty:


Some people think I’m a risk taker.
But, I’m not up for that level of risk.

Reggae Friday - Strengthen Your Mind

“Strengthen your mind.”
“Don’t let the wrong cause take you for a ride.”


Gaia mocks the Cancun climate alarmists

Quoting Anthoney Watts
at the award winning WattsUpWithThat:
“Do you think maybe Gaia is trying to send the U.N. and the delegates a message? One record low was funny, three in a row was hilarious, a new record low for the month of December was ROFL, but now six straight days of record lows during the U.N. COP16 Global Warming conference? That’s galactically inconvenient.”
Click the image & read the rest:
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Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

GOP selects The Prince of Pork to trim the fat?

Quoting CATO @ Liberty:
“House Republican leaders went with Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) – a.k.a. ‘The Prince of Pork’ – to chair the House Appropriations Committee…

The support for Rogers from House Republican leaders is a slap in the face of voters who demanded change in Washington—change from the big-spending ways of both Democrats and Republicans.”
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Dear GOP:
We’re watching & we’re MAD AS HELL!
Misbehave & you’re DONE!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well funded climate scare won't die quickly?

Quoting The Washington Times
(I inserted the links):
“‘Climate change’ has suffered significant setbacks in the past year. First there was Climategate. Then the Copenhagen conference ended without binding agreements on either mitigation or adaptation. This was followed quickly by Glaciergate, Amazongate, Kiwigate and serious challenges to the credibility of Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Next, professor Phil Jones of the United Kingdom's Climatic Research Unit (and lead author of the IPCC chapter on temperatures) admitted that there has been no statistically significant warming for 15 years. Then ‘hockey stick’ promoters finally acknowledged that there indeed was a Medieval Warm Period.

These events, coupled with the economic downturn and the education efforts of climate realists - those who take a balanced perspective of climate change - have impacted public opinion. Now, a significant fraction of the public regards the past century's warming as primarily natural and a human-induced global-warming catastrophe as improbable. So public support for expensive greenhouse-gas-reduction policies has eroded.”
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Click here to learn how the AMO has killed this cult.

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dogs are awesome too

We’ve seen that people are awesome.
But, dogs are awesome too:


Dire poverty or expansive entitlements?

Seen the reports of swelling food stamp rolls?
Does that reflect dire poverty in the USA?
Or, merely the pervasive expansion of entitlements?

You decide:


Click here to learn more.

Bristol Palin Responds to Kathy Griffin's 'Fat' Attack

Quoting Fox News:
“Kathy Griffin hosted the VH1 Divas salute to the troops this weekend, but her ‘jokes’ about Bristol Palin being ‘fat’ fell flat.

‘She's the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,’ Griffin said in reference to Bristol's trip to the finals on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’

Even after the troops' loud booing, Griffin continued the attack.”
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Kathy is a typical Leftist.
Crass, classless, clueless & dishonest.

Quoting Kathy Griffin:
“I'm not so into making fun of someone for the way they look”

Monday, December 6, 2010

WikiLeaks lists sites key to U.S. security

Quoting CNN:
“WikiLeaks has published a secret U.S. diplomatic cable listing locations abroad that the U.S. considers vital to its national security, prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests.”
This is further proof that Assange is an enemy combatant.
He should be dealt with as such.
Assange should eat a Hellfire missile for breakfast.

Click the image & read the rest:
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Click here for more on Wikileaks.

Physicians say ObamaCare will severely limit access

Quoting The Physicians Foundation:
“The Physicians Foundation today released the results of a national survey of physicians that finds strong negative feelings towards the new health care reform law and fear that patient care will suffer in the months and years ahead…

The majority of physicians (60%) said health reform will compel them to close or significantly restrict their practices to certain categories of patients. Of these, 93% said they will be forced to close or significantly restrict their practices to Medicaid patients, while 87% said they would be forced to close or significantly restrict their practices to Medicare patients.”
It only gets more damning from there. Click the image & read the rest: Click the image & read the rest

Click here and here to understand the REAL cause and cure for our health care mess (and why is was always entirely predictable that ObamaCare would only make things worse -- MUCH WORSE).

Repeal ObamaCare! The whole damn thing!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

PayPal cuts WikiLeaks from money flow

Quoting Fox News:
“Online payment service provider PayPal says in a company blog it has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations.

The company said in a blog posting the move was prompted by a violation of its policy, ‘which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.’ ”
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First, Amazon denies them internet servers.
Now, PayPal cuts off their money flow.

Looks like the noose is tightening on
this enemy combatant and the morons who follow him.

Click here for all the Wikileaks posts.

How the AMO killed the CAGW cult

Updated 10/24/2011 to include a quote from Dr. Richard Lindzen.

Quoting M.I.T. Climatologist Dr. Richard Lindzen
(Emphasis mine & I inserted the link):
“The motions of the massive oceans where heat is moved between deep layers and the surface provides variability on time scales from years to centuries. Recent work (Tsonis et al, 2007), suggests that this variability is enough to account for all climate change since the 19th Century.”
The Tsonis paper covers a wide range of ocean driven climate cycles. Included among the cycles is the North Atlantic Oscillation. Not included is the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (the ocean cycle I explore below).

If one looked for a single factor explanation for the rise and fall of the CAGW religious cult (and the Global Cooling cult which preceded it), the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) would be a very good candidate.

Click here and here for published science consistent with this view. Also consistent with this view is this chart taken from this published science (detailed in a previous post).

Examine the AMO chart of rising and falling ocean temperatures.

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Click here for the source.
Ultimate data source is this file from this page.

In 1934, the continental USA experienced the hottest year on record. That warm period closely correlated with an AMO warming cycle (see the graph above).

In 1975, the world was 30 years into a cooling trend closely correlated with AMO cooling. That was the year that Newsweek swore we would all freeze to death unless big government came to our rescue.

In 1988, the world was one decade into a warming trend closely correlated with AMO warming. That was the year James Hansen testified in front of Congress and started the CAGW hysteria cult.

By 1998, the AMO warming cycle peaked and plateaued. Coincidentally (or not), 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.”
Peer reviewed science suggests that -- owing to the AMO -- there will be no global warming through 2018.

A simple examination of the chart above suggests that global temperatures will probably be generally flat through 2018 (at which point we’re likely to see another dramatic cooling trend such as the one which started around 1945 and, circa 1975, caused alarmists to declare we were all going to freeze to death -- unless big government stepped in to save us).

The question is… By 2040, will tomorrow’s climate charlatans try to convince us we will all freeze to death unless big government steps in to save us? Do you really need to ask?

Click the image & see how these AMO cycles
fit into a larger (and very gradual) warming trend:
Click the image & see how these AMO cycles fit into a larger (and very gradual) warming trend
This chart is copied from Akasofu, 2010.
The associated post was authored by Dr. David Evans.
Click here to further validate Akasofu’s conclusions.

Owing to Milankovitch Cycles, the day will come when 1,000 foot tall glaciers once again cover what is now New York City. But, mercifully, that day is probably about 50,000 years away. In the meantime -- driven by various other shorter term natural cycles -- temperatures will continue to rise and fall and the climate will continue to change (as it always has). But, relatively speaking, we will continue to enjoy some of the most stable climatic conditions the world has ever known.

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

Friday, December 3, 2010

State Lawmakers Bolt Democratic Party

Quoting Fox News:
“Adding insult to injury for their party, at least 13 Democratic state lawmakers have joined the Republican ranks since Election Day -- deepening GOP gains and in one case handing the party the state House majority.

Democrats in five states have switched parties since Nov. 2, citing concerns about the economy and the political leanings of their constituents. The defections are a troubling sign for state Democratic operations clinging to life following their election drubbing. Though Republicans' congressional gains drew more attention, the party picked up more than 675 seats at the state level last month and in some cases took over entire state capitals.”
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Click here for a related post.
Click here for more on the 2010 blowout.

200 Countries over 200 Years - Health & Wealth

Dedicated to all the spoiled brat pinheads
who think -- today -- they’ve got it so bad:


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Climate Alarmists Dishonestly Milking el Niño

Corruptocratic Climate Alarmists, indulging in their tax payer funded boondoggle in Cancun, are declaring:
“2010 is almost certain to rank in the top 3 warmest years since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850”
It’s their last (utterly dishonest) hurrah before the entire cabal utterly, totally and completely collapses.

Click here to learn why.

Obama's Epic Failure - November Edition

Today, the BLS reports:
“The unemployment rate edged up to 9.8 percent in November”
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Unemployment remains WAY above the roughly 7.0% Obama promised for this time frame if Congress passed his so-called “Stimulus Package” (before even ONE of them read the damn thing).

Congress needs to cut off unemployment “benefits”. Extending unemployment entitlements primarily encourages people to remain unemployed!

Congress needs to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for ALL (and then learn to live within their means).

This failure was entirely predictable.
Click here for more on Obama’s Epic Failure.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Japan refuses to extend Kyoto protocol

Quoting The (uber-Leftist) U.K. Guardian:
“The delicately balanced global climate talks in Cancún suffered a serious setback last night when Japan categorically stated its opposition to extending the Kyoto protocol – the binding international treaty that commits most of the world's richest countries to making emission cuts.”
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Click here & examine the cost/benefit ratio for Kyoto.
Click here to see why the primary “benefit” was higher mortality.
Let’s hope Cancun is the LAST such climate hysteria boondoggle!

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

Wikileaks Morons Display Their Ignorance

Quoting Chris Moody
at The Daily Caller:
“WikiLeaks lashed out at Amazon.com Wednesday after it was announced that the online shopping company, whose servers were hosting the whistleblower site’s activities, would stop working with the site.

Taking to the site’s official Twitter feed, a WikiLeaks spokesman suggested that Amazon was acting in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which in part restricts the government’s ability to restrict speech.”
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Click here & examine Wikileaks atrocities.

Offshore Drilling Curbed Again

Quoting The Wall Street Journal:
“The Obama administration reversed course Wednesday and said it wouldn't allow drilling off the Atlantic coast and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico near Florida, citing safety concerns after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.”
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ANWR alone could have prevented the global 2008 price spikes.
And, global demand is once again exceeding global supply.
So, remember these boneheads when your gasoline prices soar!
Click here & examine the environmental disaster that wasn’t.
Click here & examine our vast untapped resources.

The Hammer & a really boring Senator

Mary Katharine Ham examines Congress & Assange.
Why is Harry Reid talking college football on the Senate floor?


How about working on slashing deficit spending?
How about preventing the biggest tax increase in our history?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In Memoriam - House climate committee

Quoting Politico:
“The House Democrats’ prized global warming committee died quietly on Wednesday.

It was four years old.

Created in 2007 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to draw attention to the causes and effects of climate change, the committee didn’t have much of a chance to survive the upcoming Republican takeover. Wednesday, the axe fell.”
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Good (and timely) riddance!

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

Snow & Cold & Global Warming

Today, Telegraph.co.uk tells us:
“Britain may be in the grip of the coldest winter for 30 years and grappling with up to a foot of snow in some places but the extreme weather is entirely consistent with global warming, claim scientists.”
Just ten years ago, the alarmists sang a different tune.
Quoting Independent.co.uk from 3/20/2000:
“snow is starting to disappear from our lives”
Man Made Global Warming theory predicts winter warming in the northern hemisphere. Coincidentally, we know that Milankovitch Cycles produce the same effect. But, why blame orbital eccentricities when CO2 can be demonized?

Interestingly, using data which contain a 30% warming bias, we see NO USA winter warming over the last 23 years (and counting). But, we DO see a dramatic 12 year winter cooling trend. Click here for more details and direct links to citations.

Globally, Phil Jones (of Climategate infamny) admits there has been no statistically significant global warming for the last 15 years and 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.”
Of course, the most relevant studies are those which show that both the Arctic AND the Antarctic are experiencing an on-going, uninterrupted 10,000 year cooling trend which shows NO SIGNS of abating. The citation links and more details are found here and here.

No wonder the alarmists suddenly embrace cold and snow as being “consistent” with Catastrophic Man Made Global Warming. What else could they do? Worse still (for the alarmists), peer reviewed science suggests they will be stuck in this particularly desperate mode for at least the next decade.

Well, if Global Warming caused the record breaking November snowfall here at Steamboat, then give me some more Global Warming!

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

US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

Quoting Fox News:
“Since the dawn of modern warfare, the best way to stay alive in the face of incoming fire has been to take cover behind a wall. But thanks to a game-changing ‘revolutionary’ rifle, the U.S. Army has made that tactic dead on arrival. Now the enemy can run, but he can't hide.”
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