Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Meet the Entitlement Generation

Click here and see that -- over the last 50 years -- the explosion of the welfare state has saddled us with crippling debt.

Click here and see that -- because of our Entitlement Mentality -- our debt is certain to explode.

The Entitlement Mentality is now so pervasive that there is next to nothing which American youth do NOT expect the government to give them (free of charge, of course).

Meet The Entitlement Generation:

We’re doomed!
Thank a “teacher” for indoctrinating our youth.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Home Prices Hit New Post-Bubble Low

Home prices hit a new post-bubble low in October, 2011.

Prices in Las Vegas have -- from the peak -- lost 61.3% of their value.

Prices in Dallas have -- from the peak -- lost 8.8% of their value.

Washington D.C. is the ONLY city among the 20 cities studied by Case Shiller which has shown rising home prices over each of the last 3 years (the duration of the Obama administration). Anybody surprised?

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Click here to understand what caused this mess.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

RIP Christopher Hitchens - Abortion Survivor, Post-Abortive Father

For those who (wrongly) think only the religious right could possibly hold a pro-life position, think again.

Renowned liberal author and journalist Christopher Hitchens understood (if only partially) the realities of abortion. Hitchens was an avowed atheist. I am a lifelong agnostic. Hitchens was and I am informed on this matter solely by science (and a secular sense of morality).

Click the image & read all about it:
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Click here for more of my views on this subject.
Click here for the best dissenting opinion on Roe v Wade.

Contrary to popular misconception, repealing Roe v Wade would ONLY serve to return to the duly elected individual state legislatures the Constitutionally guaranteed power to decide how best to deal with abortion. Roe v Wade was the single most egregious and utterly unconstitutional abuse of power ever perpetrated by the Supreme Court. The net result has been a level of feticide which -- quantitatively -- makes the Nazi Holocaust pale by comparison.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NewsBusted Video - 12/13/11

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 12/13/11:


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Saturday, December 10, 2011

More Fracking Hysteria Mongering

Click here for the latest fracking hysteria mongering from the Lame Stream Media.

Click here for the “inconvenient truths” our so-called “journalist” omitted.

Click here for the EPA report behind both sides of the discussion.

Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sons of Anarchy - Season 4 Finale

Sons of Anarchy delivered another stellar season finale.
And, they delivered another outstanding closing song:


Click here for the best known version of this old folk song.
Click here for the closing song from the season 3 finale.
Click here for all SOA posts.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Catastrophic Warming -- PANIC NOW!

1/3/2012 Update:
Click here to see year end results.

In May of 2002, NASA launched the AQUA satellite. The AMSU instrument, onboard the AQUA satellite, began collecting global temperature data in July of 2002. The chart below demonstrates the catastrophic amount of warming witnessed in the nine years this instrument has been collecting data.

Oh, wait…
The current global temperature is actually lower than it was when the satellite began collecting data.

Well…
Pay no attention to THAT minor detail! We know that CO2 is causing catastrophic warming (our computer models tell us so).

And…
We know that we MUST dole out $45 TRILLION dollars to hideously corrupt crony capitalists in order to save the planet.

So…
Science be damned! Get on board or DIE! NOW!

Yeah, maybe not…
Maybe the climate charlatans have cynically exploited the latest warming phase of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation in order the line their own pockets.

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

Saturday, December 3, 2011

When Pigs Fly!

Quoting Tim Graham
at NewsBusters:
“New NPR President Gary Knell made an appearance on their afternoon talk show Talk of the Nation on Friday (his first day) to give the appearance of transparency and responsiveness and to build morale after scandals such as the Juan Williams firing and the deeply embarrassing Muslim Brotherhood sting video, which led to several firings.

Knell just strained credulity beyond the breaking point by claiming NPR is not an advocacy organization, but a network of ‘fairness and accuracy and honesty’”
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STOP robbing tax payers to fund this purely political advocacy!
Click here for more on NPR.

The purely political advocacy demonstrated daily by NPR is never more evident than when they “report” on climate change. Listening to NPR, one would think that there are no scientists in the entire known universe who question any aspect of the purely political orthodoxy of Catastrophic Man Made Global Warming.

Lindsey Vonn Sports Illustrated Photoshoot

From the 2010 SI Swimsuit Edition,
Lindsey Vonn, without the helmet:


By the way -- she’s also one heck of a skier!
Best wishes, Lindsey -- in all of life.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Obama's Epic Failure - November Jobs Edition

Quoting The Bureau of Labor Statistics:
“The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 8.6 percent in November [largely because 315,000 people stopped looking for work -- see Summary Table A], and nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000…

[So -- 120,000 found jobs and 315,000 stopped looking for jobs. If Obama can get a few million people to stop looking for work, he can drive that unemployment number WAY down.]

The civilian labor force participation rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 64.0 percent. The employment-population ratio, at 58.5 percent, changed little.”
Job creation remains extremely sluggish.
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Click here and recall Obama’s empty promises.
Obama promised unemployment would now be about 6.4%.
His own data prove he has made matters MUCH WORSE!
Click here and know why that was entirely predictable.
Click here for the long, sad history of Obama’s epic failure.

Hey! Dims! How’s that hopey changey thing working for you?
MORONS!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded

Quoting The Australian:
“Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there…

Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was ‘no doubt’ that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was ‘no accident’…

A former Israeli intelligence official cited at least two other explosions that have ‘successfully neutralised’ Iranian bases associated with the Shahab-3, the medium-range missile that could be adapted to carry a nuclear warhead.”
With that, I dedicate the following to
all the Iranian Mullahs, that Ahmadinejad nut job
AND the entire Iranian nuclear weapons program:

Looking forward to more explosions & more worms!

Adam Carolla explains the OWS [Bowl] Movement

Language Alert!
If the F Bomb offends you, do not watch

(unless you want to understand the motivation of the OWS brats):

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LZ Granderson is a Bald Faced LIAR!

Quoting CNN Propagandist LZ Granderson:
“the average American makes only $33,000 a year -- which, adjusted for inflation, has not changed since 1988”
Just last month, the CBO debunked that lie (again).
Click the image & expose the lie:
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Click here to further expose this bald faced lie.
Click here to expose some more “Progressive” lies.

Furthermore, ObamaCare (which Granderson is dishonestly propagandizing for) will only make health insurance LESS affordable and make health care LESS available.

Click here to further expose ObamaCare.

Despicable Law Professor Inadvertently Aids Troops

Quoting Theresa Civantos
at The Weekly Standard:
“A care package drive for deployed U.S. troops is receiving national notice after a professor at Suffolk University Law School criticized the operation.

Professor Michael Avery emailed his colleagues just before Veterans’ Day in response to a school-wide email soliciting donations. ‘I think it is shameful,’ he wrote, ‘that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings.’

Avery’s email inadvertently contributed to the drive’s success, however, because its publication drew an outpouring of support for U.S. service members.”
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Avery has the right to speak his mind (if he has one). So do I:

It has been said that blaming soldiers for war is like blaming fire fighters for fire. No matter what your position on the politics of war, our troops always deserve our support -- period. Avery’s hateful gibberish is utterly despicable and entirely indefensible.

Kudos to all those who rose up to support our troops on this occasion and so many other occasions.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Noah Gundersen - David

Sons of Anarchy - Best TV Series ever.
SOA - The best TV series soundtrack ever.
From this week’s shattering episode:


Click here to open the lyrics in a new tab.
Justified also has a good soundtrack.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pepper Spray and Shameless Propaganda

Update #2 -- 12/4/11:
Click here for another analysis virtually identical to my own.
End of update.

Update #1 -- 11/22/11:
Protesters were informed they would be pepper sprayed.
Their leader gave verbal consent to be sprayed.
Others gave tacit consent by staying in place.
Click here & further expose the enormity of this media LIE.
End of update.

Anatomy of a media LIE…

Alternatively, how pathetically incompetent “journalists” fall for professional propaganda…

When I Google [UC Davis pepper spray], I currently get over 63 thousand results (on an event which happened yesterday -- a confrontation with UC Davis Campus Police which was deliberately provoked by an OWS mob).

Click here for the video version promoted by the Associated Press.

Click here for an even more heavily edited version.

Looks bad, eh? Predictably, the terminally gullible have fallen for the brazen propaganda video, causing all sorts of people to make a foolish and ill-informed rush to judgment.

Here, are the facts…

1) The OWS mob had setup an ILLEGAL encampment (the sort of encampment which has led to rapes, murders, riots, suicides, thefts, assaults, vandalism, violence, tuberculosis, Zuccotti Lung Disease, drug overdose fatalities, public sex, public nudity, public defecation, unsanitary living conditions and more -- click here for a short version of the OWS rap sheet).

2) The university authorities ordered the Campus Police to clear out this ILLEGAL encampment.

3) I’ll let video shot by one of the mob tell the rest of the story:

A) Part I of III

I begin at the point where the Campus Police inform the punks they are violating the law and -- if they do not leave peacefully -- they will be arrested. They begin to arrest individuals and the mob gets outta control. The mob chants "stop beating students" (when, clearly, nobody is being beaten). The officers then DEESCALATE the situation, STOP arresting punks and engage in an extended standoff.



B) Part II of III

At 8:55, the badly outnumbered officers are completely surrounded by an angry mob and have circled the proverbial wagons in self-defense. In the innermost circle are those few they managed to peacefully arrest before the mob got out of control. The angry mob then threatens the officers by chanting:

"If you let them go, we will let you leave."
"If you let them go, we will continue to protest peacefully."

[Meaning, they will otherwise resort to violence.]



C) Part III of III

i) At 4:08, the cops again try to remove an individual and are met with resistance. THAT is when they FINALLY resort to pepper spray. Judging by the reaction (or lack thereof), this must have been a pretty dilute mixture. Pepper spray produces discomfort, but it is absolutely harmless. It is designed to REDUCE the level of resistance, REDUCE the level of violence and REDUCE the odds of injury as the arrest is made. Ultimately, the pepper spray proves to be inadequate against this angry mob -- the angry mob retains control of the situation.

ii) At 8:07, the angry mob begins the process of intimidating the badly outnumbered Campus Police officers out of the park.



D) Thanks to the shameless propaganda from the Lame Stream Media, the outcome at the moment is:

The ILLEGAL encampment remains, the rule of law has been tossed in the shitter, the nation has yet another ObamaVille encampment sure to produce (by design) the same mayhem we have seen from the others and a lot of innocent people are being persecuted by a mob of fools who fell for the propaganda produced & directed by the UC Davis mob.

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Almost 60, this soldier serves on the frontline

A nice counterpoint to the Occupy vermin.
Sgt. Don Nicholas is a very admirable American:


Click here for the rest of the story.

Here Comes ClimateGate II

Quoting James Delingpole
at The Telegraph:
“Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person – or persons – unknown. And as before, they show the ‘scientists’ at the heart of the Man-Made Global Warming industry in a most unflattering light. Michael Mann, Phil Jones, Ben Santer, Tom Wigley, Kevin Trenberth, Keith Briffa – all your favourite Climategate characters are here, once again caught red-handed in a series of emails exaggerating the extent of Anthropogenic Global Warming, while privately admitting to one another that the evidence is nowhere near as a strong as they'd like it to be.

In other words, what these emails confirm is that the great man-made global warming scare is not about science but about political activism.”
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Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

OWS - HazMat team removes 200 lbs of human feces

Quoting Mercury News:
“County officials this week released a list of 93 complaints of disruptive and illegal behavior near the county's main offices and courthouse, adjacent to the Occupy Santa Cruz camp…

At least one incident on the county list wasn't noted by the Sheriff's Office: the discovery of an estimated 200 pounds of human feces near the county Veterans Memorial Building, just across the Water Street bridge from the camp.

The county called in a hazardous materials team to clean up the mess, and installed a security fence around the building, which is closed for renovations. There is no evidence that linked the excrement to the camp.”
No evidence linking the excrement to the ringworm infested camp that sits just across the bridge? REALLY? Geez! Just a coincidence, I’m SURE.

Great! The vermin are (literally) crapping all over the Veterans Memorial Building. What more does anybody need to know about them?

So, even if we pretend the OWS pests did not create the massive pile of pooh, we’re STILL left with 93 rap sheet entries from a SINGLE ObamaVille camp.

Click here and just imagine if that attempt at compiling a more comprehensive OWS rap sheet list came anywhere even remotely close to documenting all of the mayhem caused by these brats.

The politically correct morons at UC Davis will soon rue the day they did not take MORE aggressive action to rid their campus of this infestation.

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Newt Gingrich concisely describes OWS


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

NewsBusted Video - 11/18/11

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 11/18/11:

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That OWS Smell Surrounds You

Don’t miss Princess Nancy speaking at the end of the clip:

Music is “That Smell”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Click here for the (not at all comprehensive) OWS rap sheet to date.
Click here for all OWS posts.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Occupy Steamboat draws seven morons

Steamboat Springs is not entirely immune to the Occupy infestation of Marxist wealth redistribution stupidity.

During the Occupy “day of action” (11/17/11), a whopping seven protestors showed up in front of our courthouse. Odds are they all attend our local political indoctrination camp (which purports to be a community college.)

In a bit of irony, the “Occupy Earth” sign was painted on a cardboard box from Home Depot (the evil, greedy corporation that provides their customers with the best values on the planet in home improvement goods.) Looking at her representation of Earth’s continents, one can only hope she is not a geography major.

On the bright side…
As far as I know, our protestors committed no crimes.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#Occupy rap sheet climbs to 271 entries

Today, the #Occupy rap sheet reached 271 entries.

And, Dims still back these lawless thugs? I wish I could say I’m surprised -- I’m not.

Click here for the original post on this topic.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Climate Alarmists vs. Capitalism

Climate Alarmist Naomi Klein
quotes Richard Rothschild to ask:
“To what extent is this entire [Climate Alarmist] movement simply a green Trojan horse, whose belly is full with red Marxist socioeconomic doctrine?”
To which I respond:
DUH!

Watch the PBS series “Commanding Heights” (describing the century long battle between Socialism and Capitalism for the Commanding Heights of the global economy). At the very apex of those Commanding Heights is the energy sector.

CAGW is simply the latest front line in a century old war. CAGW is nothing more and nothing less than a full frontal Marxist attack on the very apex of the Commanding Heights of the global economy.
Climate Alarmist Naomi Klein then
answers Rothchild’s question by alleging:
“If we are not on a radically different energy path by the end of this decade, we are in for a world of pain…

arriving at these new systems is going to require shredding the free-market ideology”
To which I say:
Balderdash!

There is NO reason to panic and there is EVERY reason why we should RETURN TO a free-market system (the ONLY system which -- when the time comes -- will have ANY chance of eventually of moving human civilization beyond a hydrocarbon based economy.)

Click here and see that Naomi’s CAGW cult has cynically exploited a mutidecadal warming phase of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation -- once we eliminate the influence of the AMO, we’re left with nothing more than the very gradual, perfectly natural, quite steady, multicentury long warming of 0.5C per century described in Akasofu, 2010.

Click here and further explore the role of the AMO (and other ocean oscillations) in all this purely political hysteria mongering.
JoNova further dissects Naomi’s cultish devotion.
Judith Curry further examines the politics of it all.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Court imposes tyranny on Zuccotti Park

Update #2:
The tyranny of judge Lucy Billings has been overturned.

Update #1:
Former ACLU lawyer who imposed this tyranny is off the case

The National Lawyers Guild strikes yet another blow against private property rights AND the rule of law. Zuccotti Park is privately owned, but open to the public (with legal restrictions governing how much access is allowed). The court just ignored the rule of law and arbitrarily changed the rules. That’s the sort of capricious tyranny we expect in a Communist country.

Quoting Fox News:
“Hundreds of police officers in riot gear before dawn Tuesday raided the New York City park where the Occupy Wall Street protests began, evicting and arresting dozens of protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement with other cities, such as Dallas and London likely to follow suit.

Hours later, the National Lawyers Guild obtained a court order allowing the protesters to return with their tents to the park, where they have camped for two months. The guild said the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on the protesters who are now looking for squatters rights, despite park rules banning camping overnight.”
The National Lawyers Guild has never openly declared themselves to be a Marxist organization. But, there is absolutely no daylight between their agenda and the agenda of any Marxist organization in the world.

AIM Video - Union PAYS #Occupy Protesters

To borrow a phrase from Nancy Pelosi,
here’s your Astroturf movement:


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Portland mob leaves over 70 dump truck loads of trash

Noelle Crombie at The Oregonian reports that:
“about 70 dump truck loads of trash and debris were hauled from the [Occupy Portland] camps over the weekend.”
Occupy Porland is a perfect example of what Frank Miller had to say about the enormously destructive spoiled brats in the Occupy mobs.

Canada Shops Oil to Asia After Pipeline Halt

Quoting The Wall Street Journal:
“Just a few days after the U.S. said it would delay approval of an oil pipeline that would boost Canadian exports to the U.S., Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday the country would push to sell its crude to Asian markets instead.”
So, thanks to the political cowardice of the Obama administration, the USA is likely to lose out on jobs and energy at a time when we desperately need both.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Challenging ObamaCare

Quoting SCOTUSBlog:
“Setting the stage for a historic constitutional confrontation over federal power, the Supreme Court on Monday granted three separate cases on the constitutionality of the new federal health care law, and set aside 5 1/2 hours for oral argument, to be held in March.”
Click here for more on Health Care.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Frank Miller Speaks Truth to Occupy Mobs

Quoting Frank Miller:
“‘Occupy’ is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America…

In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.

Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.”
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Occupy San Francisco protesters slash officers

Quoting the Contra Costa Times:
“One San Francisco police officer was slashed by a razor and another had his uniform torn and cheek cut in a clash with Occupy San Francisco protesters Saturday afternoon”
Just a typically violent day for the Occupy mob.
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Alleged Rape at Occupy Philadelphia

Quoting The Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Authorities were investigating an alleged sexual assault Saturday evening inside a tent at Dilworth Plaza, where Occupy Philadelphia protesters have been camped out for more than a month…

The suspect was arrested shortly after the 911 call. Authorities believe both the woman and the suspect were participants in the Occupy Philadelphia encampment”
Click here & wade through over 60 MILLION entries
on the culture of rape in the Occupy mob.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet - The rap sheet so far

Quoting John Nolte
at BigGovernment.com
(I inserted the link):
“By dutifully reporting individual incidents but not reporting on the growing scope and size of Occupy Wall Street lawlessness, the MSM is willfully covering up the violence, vandalism, and anti-Semitism that truly does define this movement

What I’ve collected below is far from comprehensive but still shows over 75 incidents of sexual assault, violence, vandalism, anti-Semitism, extortion, perversion, and lawlessness.

The MSM could easily tell the story of how this violence-prone movement is becoming an increasing threat to our society. After all, my research below is the result of nothing more than Twitter and Google. Among others, The New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, and the LA Times have willfully chosen not to use the resources at their disposal to give the public an honest look at this growing menace. In their partisan minds, truth doesn’t trump agenda.”
The total so far is 213 damning incidents.
More are sure to come -- keep checking back.

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You can’t just walk in and take our stuff!

“You can’t just walk in and take our stuff!” was the defense offered for a sign at OWS reading “Food is for OWS only!”. A fistfight ensued.

And so -- with boundless irony and boundless predictability -- continues the decline of the Zuccotti Park utopian Marxist commune. OWS continues -- as we knew it would -- to follow the script of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

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Occupy Oakland wants to shutdown Burger King

How drug addled (or tyrannical) must one be to think that shutting down Burger King is a legitimate political agenda?

Europe is collapsing under the weight of their entitlement mentality. We’re next in line. And, these morons are worried about Burger King serving customers who -- of their own free will -- wait in line for what Burger King offers them? REALLY?

Occupy Oakland dopes in action:

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OWS Exposed

OWS vs. TEA Party
Obama thinks they’re similar.
Let’s compare:


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NewsBusted Video - 11/11/11

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 11/11/11:

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Friday, November 11, 2011

The Anti-Semitic side of the Occupy mobs

If you watched Michelle Bachmann getting shouted down by an Occupy mob, the (really disturbing) video in the link below will look very familiar -- unthinking automatons mindlessly regurgitating every insane word uttered by their “leaders”.

But, what is really disturbing about this video is how the American Left has indoctrinated American Jews to side with those who want to completely eradicate the state of Israel.

Click here to watch the video and read the commentary from Caroline Glick, a former Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces who grew up in Obama’s Chicago neighborhood.

I confess…
I could only bear to watch half of the video. It was nauseating.

Coward-in-Chief Punts on the Pipeline

The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline (from Canada to Texas) pits one Obama base against another. Union bosses want the jobs; environmental extremists (predictably) oppose everything having anything to do with hydrocarbons.

The Calgary Herald reports
“[This project] has been subject to 36 months of review - dutifully following a prescribed process that resulted in thousands of pages of documentation”
After all that bureaucratic red tape, Obama -- scared to death of alienating either base -- played the coward, kicked the can down the road, put the blame on the State Department and destroyed what little confidence anybody in the private sector might have had that there was any chance of creating jobs and doing business under the capricious tyranny of this loony tunes administration.

With this move, the Narcissist-in-Chief once again demonstrates that the ONLY thing he cares about is trying to get reelected.

Quoting The [predictably Leftist] New York Times:
“The Obama administration… announced Thursday that it would review the route of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, effectively delaying any decision about its fate until after the 2012 election…

The move is the latest in a series of administration decisions pushing back thorny environmental matters beyond next November’s presidential election…

Mr. Obama said in an interview with an Omaha television station last week that he would make the ultimate decision about the pipeline, but sought to portray Thursday’s announcement as solely a State Department matter and not the result of political calculation…

TransCanada said that it would work with the State Department to find a new route, but warned that delay could kill the project, and with it tens of thousands of construction and related jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenues.”
Click here for multiple commentaries on this cowardice.
Click here & examine SOME of our vast hydrocarbon resources.

Lame Stream Media - Terrorists vs. Patriots

NYT reports OWS is a public health hazard.
Occupy Oakland has witnessed their first (reported) murder.

Yet, Lame Stream Media continue to
spin their “reporting” in favor of the lawless mobs.

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Celebrate Veterans Day 2011

Veterans Day is November 11th.
This is a day for all of us to honor those who serve.
Every year, Outback Steak House salutes our veterans:



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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Occupy Mob Shouts Down Michelle Bachmann

Today, during a campaign appearance in Mount Pleasant, S.C.,
Michelle Bachmann was shouted down by an Occupy mob.
The police escorted her off stage to ensure her safety:


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Perry Moment vs. Obama Moment

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In case NBC forgot to show you Obama’s 2008 gaffe:

Occupy Oakland - Gunshot Fatality, Cameraman Assaulted

Update: Allegedly, victim killed over a bag of weed.

Quoting The Oakland Tribune:
“One man was killed after gun shots rang out near 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland…

According to witnesses, two men in the [Occupy Oakland] encampment got into an argument which escalated into gunfire…

Cameraman Randy Davis from Channel 7 is attacked trying to film”
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Anybody remember any TEA Party gunshot victims?
Were any news crews assaulted at TEA Party events?

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Occupy Mob Robs the Homeless

Once again, Dave Blount at Moonbattery nails it.

It seems the 1% are not the only group which the Occupy vermin want to rob. They are already robbing the homeless (thereby proving -- once again -- that they’re nothing more than the lowest of lowlife thugs).

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Occupy Denver Elects Leader - Dog Named Shelby

Quoting Deb Stanley
at TheDenverChannel.com:
“Members of Occupy Denver sent a news release to 7NEWS this week that said they have elected a leader: Shelby, a 3-year-old border collie.”
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Click here & watch (if you can) the electoral process.
Click here for the image credit
(from Occupy Denver).

Well, I’m sure Shelby has a higher IQ than any of the dopes who elected her. So, maybe she really is best suited to represent the Occupy vermin infesting Denver.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

'Unwanted'

It is an undeniable scientific fact that life begins at conception.

The moment when life begins is -- by definition -- a transformational event. At the moment of conception, two haploid cells transform into a diploid cell and become a unique human being. Every moment after conception is a transitional event which varies in timing with each pregnancy. Every other attempt to define the moment when life begins is a purely political contrivance whose sole intent is to rationalize homicide.

I choose the word homicide carefully. Because, even with abortion, there are certain instances where there is such a thing as “justifiable homicide” -- for example when the mother’s life is clearly in danger.

Personally, I would (not easily) tend to say that rape is also grounds for the “justifiable homicide” of a child conceived during that rape. But, I would also have deep respect for any woman willing to let that child live.

The following video features one such individual who was allowed to live.


Click here for commentary.

Click here for more on Ryan Scott Bomberger & his foundation.
Click here for more posts dealing with abortion.

Audience Boos CNBC’s Question About Cain Allegations

The American people are fed up with sleazy politics and even sleazier so-called “journalists”. Tonight, at the Republican debate in Michigan, the audience very clearly expressed their displeasure with both. My own contempt for this level of sleaze was the final nudge necessary to push me off the platform and onto the Cain Train.

CNBC should be ashamed:

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST FAILS

Anytime anybody tests the effectiveness of the TSA, the consistent conclusion is that pretty much anybody can get pretty much anything onboard any airplane they pick.

So, why would anybody be surprised to discover that the much vaunted national test of the Emergency Alert System would result in unmitigated failure?

Not only did the test fail miserably, but the federal bureaucrats cannot yet even assess the scope and scale of the failure. So, in the event of a true national emergency, rest assured -- you’re on your own (always have been, always will be).

Quoting the Senate Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman:
“The weaknesses exposed by today's test of the emergency alert system are unacceptable.”
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Click the image & read the rest

So, here we have a federal bureaucracy which -- in its current form -- has been around since 1/1/1997. If traced back through its previous incarnations (via the previous link), the bureaucracy dates back to 1951. In all that time, nobody thought it might be a good idea to test this thing? And, when the pinheads finally do get around to testing it, it fails miserably?

GEEZ! Can anybody tell me why on earth we would want the federal government (or any other level of government) managing our health care system (or any other aspect of our personal lives)?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Occupy Politburo Process is Explained

The OWS cult is following Animal Farm’s Script.
The Donald has pontificated upon this rather succinctly.

Now, Stephen Colbert has an inside track
on the OWS politburo process:


Humorous as this is, the Occupy thugs are no laughing matter.

They are violent.
They are destructive.
They terrorize small business owners.
They deliberately provoke confrontations.
And, that is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Click here for all OWS posts.

Zuccotti Park Vermin Make Life Hell for Local Businesses

The Occupy vermin don’t want jobs. They seemingly only want to destroy the very people who create jobs -- small business owners.

As is often the case, there is nothing I can add to what Dave Blount at Moonbattery has already said about the latest atrocities committed by the Occupy vermin infesting Zucotti Park and other locales.

As Ann Coulter said
“This is what a mob looks like.”

Click here for all OWS posts.

I'm Climbing on the Cain Train

Punch my ticket! I’m climbing on the Cain Train!

What was the final nudge that pushed me off the platform and onto the train? Sleazy attempts at character assassination. If Herman Cain had been convicted by a jury of his peers in a criminal court of law and found guilty of sexual misconduct, that would be relevant. Short of that standard, I don’t give two flea farts what anybody has to say. This is the sleaziest of sleazy politics -- nothing more. If THIS is the best they’ve got, then you’ve got to know the Cain Train is UNSTOPPABLE!

Beyond that, so-called “journalists” bought my ticket onto the Cain Train:

Quoting Noel Sheppard
at Newsbusters:
“the broadcast network news outlets of ABC, CBS and NBC ran a total of 84 stories on the sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in the week following Politico publishing its hit piece.

That is more coverage than they gave to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's connections to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, convicted real estate developer Tony Rezko, or America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright throughout the entire campaign.”
Now back to the issues…
Where a candidate stands on climate change is absolutely critical to our most central issue -- the Federal deficit and debt. When the IEA tells us it will take $45 TRILLION to mitigate CO2, you can count on it taking at least a full order of magnitude more than that. The worst part is, it will have NO EFFECT what-so-ever on the climate. The ONLY thing that utterly corrupt, crony capitalist spending spree would do is to hasten the impending fiscal collapse of all of Western Civilization.

If we are to have ANY hope of avoiding this fiscal collapse, it is IMPERATIVE that we have a President who is unabashedly opposed to unspeakably arrogant politicians pretending they can micromanage climate change.

Herman Cain is that man:

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

Sunday, November 6, 2011

More Lawlessness from Occupy DC

At 2:30 in the clip below thugs apparently injure an elderly woman.
Around 3:30 another elderly woman is apparently injured.
They block the road then allege 2 protesters are run over.
We’ve seen that faked again and again.
This seems to be the latest con to be run by the lawless mobs.

Occupy DC behaving like the thugs they are:

Click here for the report associated with the video.
Click here for the previous OWS post.
Click here for all OWS posts.

Friday, November 4, 2011

We knew OWS would produce violence & destruction

Virtually everybody in the media is shocked -- SHOCKED, I tell you -- to see that the Occupy Everything mobs have resorted to violence, destruction, mayhem and lawlessness. Oakland is the latest and currently most visible example of the OWS mobs across the country behaving this way.

The media are bending over backwards to claim those responsible are not part of the OWS crowd. The media meme is that these are a tiny minority of anarchists which have infiltrated the overwhelming majority of OWS “peaceful protesters”.

I have yet to see anybody in the media (in relation to the Oakland debacle) mention that a Democratic pollster surveyed the Manhattan “peaceful protesters” and found that 31% of them openly endorsed violence as a means to advance a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies (a commitment which was pervasive throughout the crowd). I would wager a very, very large majority of the Occupy Everything mobs all across the country would openly endorse vandalism -- too bad the Democratic pollster did not ask that question.

Just to establish a baseline…
This is how these people regularly behave at home in their daily lives. We all see it in our own neighborhoods all the time. Bring them all together and you simply see a super-concentrated example of what they do to their own neighborhoods on a daily basis.

Beyond that…
If the organizers of the OWS mobs were not eager to see these results, why did they structure their protests in a way that was absolutely guaranteed to produce these results? Are they really that stupid? Or, is this exactly what they wanted and expected all along?

I’m going with the latter…
The Left do this all the time. They setup an inherently illegal and destructive protest custom designed to create a conflict with law enforcement and raise tensions to the boiling point with the certain knowledge that the situation will explode. It’s TEXT BOOK! This is EXACTLY what the organizers KNEW would happen!

Click here for all OWS posts.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

Inspired by this week’s episode of Person of Interest
Nina Simone performs Sinnerman:


Click here to open the lyrics in a new tab.

When Corporal Punishment becomes Child Abuse

Hillary Adams -- now 23 years old -- is a brave and eloquent young woman who has exposed her father, Judge William Adams, stepping way over the line in disciplining her when she was 16 years old.

I support a limited amount of corporal punishment as an absolute last resort in disciplining a child. But, no reasonable person could support this.

WARNING! The video is graphic, foul, obscene (in language and action) and very disturbing.

Click here for the full (age restricted) video wherein Hillary captured her abuser in action. In that video, Hillary was being punished for downloading music (perhaps illegally).

Click here for a video of Hillary (at the age of 19) and understand her love of music.

Click here and see how that love of music progressed through the years.

Click the image to read the entire report &
see Hillary & both her parents interviewed:

Click the image to read the entire report & see Hillary & both her parents interviewed

In October, Global Temps in Free Fall

In this post, I further substantiate my assertion that the (perfectly natural) Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation has been the primary driver of global climate change over the last century.

Quoting Dr. Roy Spencer:
“The Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and tropics have all cooled substantially, consistent with the onset of another La Nina, with the tropics now back below the 1981-2010 average…

the temperature free-fall continues so I predict November will see another substantial drop in global temperatures…

taking a line from our IPCC brethren… While any single month’s drop in global temperatures cannot be blamed on climate change, it is still the kind of behavior we expect to see more often in a cooling world.”
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Click the image & read the rest
Click here to enlarge the image.

Quoting Dr. Roy Spencer again
(describing the black line on the chart below):
“The 3rd order polynomial fit to the data (courtesy of Excel) is for entertainment purposes only, and should not be construed as having any predictive value whatsoever.”
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Click here to enlarge the image.

Now, in that last image, the black line may not (in Dr. Spencer’s view) hold any predictive value. But, it is a perfect fit with the AMO index for that period. Owing to the means whereby it is calculated, the black line lags the AMO index by pretty much exactly 10 years. In other words, the AMO index bottomed out in 1976 and peaked in 1998. The black line bottomed out in 1986 and peaked in 2008.

Click here and examine my assessment of how the AMO killed the CAGW cult.

Click here and examine how the newly released BEST data demonstrate that the AMO has been the primary driver of climate change over the last century.

If the AMO index remains consistent, why would we not expect global temperatures to continue to reflect the pattern of the AMO index? That would suggest a continued flat trend (in general) through about 2018 followed by about 30 years of substantial cooling.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Obama vs. Obama - Obama Loses

Obama vs. Obama - Obama Loses:

Click here & explore Obama’s Epic Failure.

OCCUPY DC vs. Employment Offers ('We won't do that')

The video below is from Accuracy in Media.
Quoting the text uploaded with the video:
“After more than a month of protest demands for better employment opportunities and benefits, Accuracy in Media saw fit to test their desires with...employment applications. Our ‘headhunters’ were treated to every excuse as to why these jobs aren't good enough for them. We guess middle management opportunities with healthcare and 401k benefits aren't desirable anymore.”
Does the Occupy D.C. mob want to work?
Apparently, not:


Click here for all OWS posts.

Poking Fun at Dana1981

I have experienced first hand the climate zealotry of Dana1981. And so, I offer this tribute to the poor little misguided soul.

Quoting Dr. Luboš Motl:
Dana1981 is a 29-year-old Prius driver and the owner of several other alternative vehicles who has mistakingly received a bachelor degree in astrophysics and a master degree in physics, so he or she became a self-described environmental scientist who is ‘passionate’ about the climate hysteria.”
Click here to see Dana1981 on what he imagines to be his planet saving electric moped.

Dana1981, like all “sustainability” zealots, is blissfully ignorant of just how unsustainable his electric vehicle fantasies are and just how ironic his entire centrally planned “sustainability” nonsense really is.

But, the larger point (for this post) is just how “unmanly” this blissfully ignorant little dweeb is.

Is the dweeb in this clip wearing Dana’s Green jacket?
Just having a little fun (at Dana1981’s expense):


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

BEST critics & the phony media meme

Click here to examine criticisms of the BEST data (including the brazenly false (and typical) media meme that Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller was a CAGW skeptic turned true believer).

But, even if one accepts that the BEST data really are “best”, it’s dirt simple to demonstrate that -- if we simply select start and stop dates from similar points in the AMO cycle -- all we’re left with is the very steady, perfectly natural, multi-century underlying warming rate of 0.5C/century described by Akasofu, 2010 and summarized by Dr. David Evans (a true believer turned skeptic).

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

Scientific Heresy

Click here and read Matt Ridley’s thoughts on Scientific Heresy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NewsBusted Video - 11/1/11

NewsBusted Comedy Show From 11/1/11:

Click here to view more NewsBusted comedy.

OWS Animal Farm still following Orwellian script

Quoting Josh Saul, Marisol Rodriguez and Bob Fredericks
at The New York Post:
“Some 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters saw red yesterday -- giving an enthusiastic welcome to a genuine communist…

While he was speaking about the revolution, most of the demonstrators in Zuccotti Park were making plans for a long, cold winter…

‘those occupying Liberty Plaza [Zuccotti’s former name] ... are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold-weather survival,’ organizers said on their Web site…

Nick Hommen, 29, a volunteer from Salem, Ore., who was handling donations, said some demonstrators were taking advantage of people’s generosity.

‘We can’t afford to keep buying new tents. It’s ridiculous the sense of entitlement people feel,’ Hommen said.”
Click the image & read the rest:
Click the image & read the rest

1) Click here and examine the parallels to Animal Farm (written by a Socialist who was appalled that his Socialist fantasy could not survive any encounter with the real world).

Click here for a previous post comparing OWS to Animal Farm.

2) OWS has been (mistakenly) compared to the TEA Party.

Leaving aside all the violence, lawlessness, destruction, filth, drug abuse, public nudity, public sex, utter disrespect for the people who LIVE in the neighborhoods the OWS mobs illegally occupy (and MORE) -- the ONLY thing the two movements have in common is -- they both agree the banks should not have been bailed out.

From there, the TEA Party says NOBODY should be bailed out. In contrast, the OWS brats simply use the bank bailouts as an excuse to demand that they be bailed out and given everything their spoiled brat little hearts might desire for free.

OWS brats remind me of a 5 year old screaming:
“But, mommy, Johnny next door got an iPad. Why can’t I have one too?”
Click here for all OWS posts.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The AMO Driving BEST Climate Change

Updated on 10/31/11
Located & cited actual calculated OLS liner trends.
I had previously eyeballed it from the OLS charts.
Changes were minuscule & conclusions unchanged.

This post documents that, once we correct for the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, the newly released BEST data show an average global warming rate of 0.5C/100 years. This is identical to the multi-century NATURAL steady warming rate of “0.5°C/100 years” described by peer reviewed science (Akasofu, 2010).

The BEST data recently debuted with a firestorm soon erupting between the two co-authors of four BEST papers. In the preceding link it is suggested that the BEST data indicate “the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950”.

But, in the aforementioned firestorm, even Muller admits that:
“the BEST data suggested that world temperatures have not risen for about 13 years”
That observation leads Judith Curry to confirm she is accurately quoted to say:
“Whatever it is that’s going on here, it doesn’t look like it’s being dominated by CO2”
That caused me to ponder what the BEST data would show if we examined the exact same time frames I used in a previous analysis of the impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (aka AMO) on temperature trends in the USA. I did just that and arrived at the conclusion described in the first paragraph.

Here’s how I got there…

1950 to 2011
(The last data point available is 5/2010.)
The period accurately alleged to show a warming of 1C.
Click the image to enlarge it:
Click the image to enlarge it
Click here for the source.

But, what happens when our start & stop dates
are selected at similar points in the AMO cycle?


1913 to 1976
(The bottom of the two most recent AMO cooling cycles)
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Click the image to enlarge it
Click here for the source.
Linear OLS trend = 0.0025558C/year (0.25558C/100 years).

1938 to 1998
(The peak of the two most recent AMO warming cycles)
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Click the image to enlarge it
Click here for the source.
Linear OLS trend = 0.00745215C/year (0.745215C/100 years).

1925 to 1995
(The point where two AMO warming cycles cross the baseline)
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Click the image to enlarge it
Click here for the source.
Linear OLS trend = 0.00508102C/year (0.508102C/100 years).

The average warming rate for these three samples is 0.5C/100 years. Again, this is identical to the multi-century NATURAL steady warming rate of “0.5°C/100 years” described by peer reviewed science (Akasofu, 2010).

Click here & see how the AMO killed the CAGW cult.
Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

BEST Data - No Warming Over Last Decade

Quoting David Rose
at The Mail on Sunday (emphasis mine):
“It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’.

Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (BEST) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950 and is warming continually…


[Click here for a paper demonstrating a warming rate of 0.7C per CENTURY from 1958 to 1998.

Click here to examine the NATURAL DRIVERS of that warming.

Click here & here to put that warming into proper perspective.]

Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America’s prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller’s claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a ‘huge mistake’, with no scientific basis

In fact, Prof Curry said, the project’s research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties – a fact confirmed by a new analysis that The Mail on Sunday has obtained.”
Click the image & read the rest:
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Click here to enlarge the image.
Click here for the cited post at the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Click here for commentary.
Click here for a critique of the BEST data processing algorithms.

Click here to examine a BEST rewriting of temperature history.
Do we have yet ANOTHER ClimateGate brewing here?

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

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Some belated parental advice to protesters

Quoting Marybeth Hicks
at The Washington Times:
“Call it an occupational hazard, but I can’t look at the Occupy Wall Street protesters without thinking, ‘Who parented these people?’…

As a culture columnist, I’ve commented on the social and political ramifications of the ‘movement’ - now known as ‘OWS’ - whose fairyland agenda can be summarized by one of their placards: ‘Everything for everybody.’…

Here, then, are five things the OWS protesters’ mothers should have taught their children but obviously didn’t, so I will:”
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Click the image & read the rest
Click here for the image credit
(from Occupy Denver).

Click here for all OWS posts.

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