Saturday, March 31, 2012

Earth Hour - A Dissent

Quoting Ross McKitrick:
“The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity.”
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Russian 2010 Heat Wave Caused by Natural Variability

Click here for a Google search currently listing 7.4 million search results -- many falsely linking the 2010 Russian heat wave to “Climate Change”.

Click here for just one of several peer reviewed studies demonstrating that heat wave was the result of “natural atmospheric variability”.

In related news…

Click here for a Google search currently listing 157 million search results -- many falsely linking the 2012 warm winter in the USA lower 48 to “Climate Change”.

Click here and debunk that nonsense.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spike Lee Terror Tweet Forces Elderly Couple Out of their Home

In case you needed one more reason to never see anything Spike Lee has anything to do with…

Quoting Susan Jacobson
at The Orlando Sentinel
(emphasis is mine):
“A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman…

Zimmerman traced the tweets — which he said have been retweeted by actor-director Spike Lee — to a man in California. Zimmerman has implored the man to stop and said he received this response, "Black power all day. No justice, no peace" and an obscenity.

Lee's tweet has been removed, but it continues to be retweeted.”
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Will Spike Lee very publicly apologize?
Will Spike Lee compensate his victims?
Don’t hold your breath!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I Don't (a.k.a. The Occupier)

Obama LOVES The Occupy Wall Street Theme Song:

Click here for all OWS posts.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spoiled Brat Entitlement Punk Wants 'Free' Birth Control

Click here and listen to the spoiled brat entitlement punk airhead who wants her fairy godmother in Washington D.C. to provide her with “free birth control”.

Click here and listen to more spoiled brat entitlement punks collecting their “Obama Bucks”.

And, there you have the
personification of Obama’s supporters:

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Click here & expose the birth control lies.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wind Turbines Broken Down and Rusting

More proof that government subsidies do NOTHING but promote and reward FAILURE! They do so by utterly eliminating ANY incentive to become even remotely competitive in the REAL WORLD!

Quoting the U.K. Mail Online:
“A breathtaking sight awaits those who travel to the southernmost tip of Hawaii’s stunningly beautiful Big Island… the rusting skeletons of scores of wind turbines…

thanks to the [government] subsidies, it hardly mattered that some of the untested turbines were so sub-standard they barely even worked… for some wind energy investors it was simply a tax scam… it lasted only as long as the subsidies…

The American Bird Conservancy estimates wind turbines kill between 75,000 and 275,000 birds each year…

There are horror stories about turbines falling over, catching fire after being struck by lightning, lethal shards of ice being hurled from the blades…

While Hawaii has six abandoned wind farms, most of California’s derelict turbines are only now being removed — decades late — after disgusted local authorities threatened to sue…

it was sometimes the hapless farmer or rancher who owned the land who had to foot the $1,000-a-tower clean-up bill…

U.S. investment in wind energy plunged 38 per cent last year. Experts say there are simply too many turbines out there and not enough people buying the electricity.”
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& read the rest:

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Click here for more on the colossal
folly and fraud of wind power.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Do Dims still deny Obama is a Socialist?

Are Dims still trying to deny that Obama is a Socialist?

I dunno -- they’ve been quiet on that lately. What I do know is that yet another self-described Socialist has admitted she likes Obama because she is a Socialist.

I suppose it takes one to love one.

Click here to examine a few of Obama’s Socialist credentials.

Obama falsely claims credit for increased oil production

Updated on 3/22/12:
Discovered & corrected an error in the calculations.
Revised the numbers & charts accordingly.

Click here and examine the laughably dishonest claims from Obama & crew regarding increased domestic oil production.

The data cited are correct. But, not only did Obama have nothing to do with these gains, he did nothing but constrain that growth.

1) The large majority of the growth took place on private land. What, exactly, has Obama done to increase oil production on private land? NOTHING! To the contrary -- in addition to all the harm he has already done, Obama now wants to increase taxes on all oil producers. Anybody think THAT will increase domestic oil production?

2) The increased production on Federal and Indian lands during 2009 & 2010 resulted from leases granted under Bush 43.

3) In 2011 -- thanks to Obama -- oil production on Federal and Indian lands DROPPED by 13%!

4) Click here and examine enormous opportunities (most of it on Federal lands) which the Obama administration has refused to allow to be developed.

Comparing 2011 to 2008,
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From 2010 to 2011, thanks to Obama,
production on Federal land has DECREASED.
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Click here and here for the source data.
Hat tip to commenter known as RICH.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mirror, mirror, who's the dumbest of them all?

My Leftist friends never tell me how great Obama’s policies are. How could they? But, they never fail to remind me how “smart” Barry is. REALLY? SERIOUSLY?

Is Obama the dumbest & most ignorant President EVER?
Click the image & decide for yourself:
Click the image & decide for yourself

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Study - Young people not so 'green' after all (DUH!)

Is anybody really surprised to find that the entitlement generation is unwilling to “walk the talk”? These pinheads will slander “big oil” all day long. But, they won’t lift a finger to take any personal responsibility.

Quoting Martha Irvine
at The Associated Press:
“Researchers found that, when surveyed decades ago, about a third of young baby boomers said it was important to become personally involved in programs to clean up the environment. In comparison, only about a quarter of young Gen Xers - and 21 percent of Millennials - said the same.

Meanwhile, 15 percent of Millennials said they had made no effort to help the environment, compared with 8 percent of young Gen Xers and 5 percent of young baby boomers…

85 to 90 percent [of Millennials are] ‘open to protecting the environment and natural resources, but not leaders and not interested in being seriously inconvenienced or paying a cost to do so’”
Millennials will worship at the Green Altar.
But, only if they are not personally inconvenienced.
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Click here for George Carlin’s critique on environmentalism.

Monday, March 12, 2012

We DEMAND a Cough Drop Mandate - NOW!

Remy crashes Sandra Fluke's Congressional testimony to demand a mandate for his cough drop addiction.

Click here & ask if Sandra Fluke lied.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

World Oil Balance vs. Price of Oil

Wondering why the price of gasoline is rising so rapidly?

First, note that the price of gasoline runs in lockstep with the price of oil.

Next, note that the price of oil has risen far faster than the rest of the Consumer Price Index. Since 1/1/2010, Brent Crude has risen about 60%, West Texas Intermediate Crude has risen about 30% and the rest of the CPI has risen only about 4% (meaning the falling value of the dollar can only account for a small fraction of the observed increase in the price oil -- about a 4% increase since 1/1/2010).

So, why is the price of oil rising so much more rapidly than the rest of the CPI?

There are a variety of factors involved. But, the primary driver (by FAR) is the simple fact that global demand for oil has -- for the last 8 quarters -- exceeded global supply.

To better understand the lag times in price response, first click here and examine a more detailed quarter by quarter analysis of the 2008 price spikes.

A Case Study of Two Price Spikes
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Data Sources:

Spot Price for Oil:
This spreadsheet from this page.

Sources for global supply & demand
(See “Table 1” in each document below):
(2008 - 2011):

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Linda Halteman Lewis is a Bald Faced Liar

It’s the political silly season. So, predictably, the so-called “editor” of our local so-called “newspaper” seems to be pulling out all the stops to publish (through letters to the editor) as many bald faced lies as are necessary to ensure his fellow “Progressives” retain as much political power as possible.

On March 6th, he published one of the most shamelessly dishonest diatribes on Climate Change ever.

Now, just three days later, he publishes an even more shamelessly dishonest diatribe against domestic drilling.

So, here we go again, exposing the lies & canards from the so-called “Progressives” which infest our little ski town.

1) The BALD FACED LIE that the USA has only “2 percent of petroleum reserves”.

Click here and see that the USA EASILY has at LEAST 6 times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

2) The lie and the canard of suggesting that a “large portion of the natural gas that is being produced domestically is being exported.”

A) Click here and see that -- in 2010 -- the USA consumed 95% of the natural gas produced in the USA.

B) Click here and see that domestic increased domestic production of natural gas is substantially REDUCING our net imports of natural gas.

C) Click here and see that increased domestic production of natural gas is LOWERING the price paid by consumers. The environmental extremists, of course, HATE this trend.

D) Just like oil, natural gas is a global commodity. It doesn’t make one damn bit of difference whether domestically produced natural gas is consumed domestically or exported. The more we increase the levels of global supply, the lower natural gas prices will go -- PERIOD!

3) The lie and the canard of suggesting that “fracking is known to stimulate earthquakes.”

A) Click here and see that even the Left leaning “New Scientist” has recently debunked this nonsense.

B) Anybody with even a passing knowledge of what causes earthquakes knows that even if fracking did precipitate an earthquake, it would ONLY result in setting off a more minor quake than that which would have occurred naturally anyway.

C) Although our region is “seismically active”, the quakes found in this region are so minor that the quakes are seldom even noticed.

4) The lie (by both commission and omission) concerning the “$4 billion of yearly subsidies given to the petroleum industry”

Click here and see a chart published by the CBO comparing tax preferences given to “Renewable Energy” vs. Fossil Fuels.

Unlike “Renewable Energy”, Fossil Fuels ONLY get tax breaks. Fossil Fuels get NO direct payments (aka subsidies).

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Seven Climate Myths in a Single Letter

Updated on 3/8/12
Further debunked the Lyme disease claims.

Our local so-called “newspaper” recently published a letter to the editor containing at least 7 major climate related myths (in addition to a bunch of other purely political nonsense).

Click on the text to debunk the myth:

1) The myth that anthropogenic CO2 will create catastrophic climate change.

It should be perfectly obvious by now that the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation has been (overwhelmingly) the primary driver of climate change over the last century.

2) The myth that global warming will spread tropical diseases.

The letter even cites alleged figures from the CDC suggesting that Global Warming caused Lyme disease to dramatically increase in 2009 vs. the period from 2000 to 2006. Just one problem -- according to the very heart of the Global Warming cabal, global temperatures were FLAT during this entire period and USA temperatures were dramatically DECREASING!

Click here and note that the CDC (in 2008) began to “include probable cases” in their statistics. The increase in confirmed cases since 1996 probably has more to do with better awareness and better reporting. Note also that confirmed cases dropped significantly in 2010.

Click here and see that Lyme disease is most prevalent in some of the coldest parts of our country. Lyme disease is very rare in the warmest parts of our country. Ticks thrive in humid locations. If you live near a big body of water, you’re at greater risk.

3) The myth that DDT “no longer is considered safe” (by rational people).

4) The myth that anthropogenic CO2 causes droughts.

Of course, in the same letter, they suggested that anthropogenic CO2 might also produce “torrential rains”. REALLY? Is there ANY evil in the entire universe which anthropogenic CO2 does NOT cause?

5) The red herring suggestion that “some oil now refined for domestic production will be diverted to the pipeline for export to more lucrative markets overseas.”

A) Oil is a global commodity. The fluctuations in the price we pay for gasoline is determined exclusively by the laws of supply and demand as primarily reflected in The World Oil Balance (which, in turn, can be affected by a variety of supply disruptions as well as surging demand). The simple truth is, the more oil that is placed on the global market, the LOWER the price we will pay at the pump.

B) Owing to environmental extremism, no new refineries have been built in the USA since 1976. So, lacking refining capacity, we HAVE to export our own oil, have it refined overseas and then IMPORT the refined gasoline. How STUPID is THAT?

6) The canard of the CIA studies (done at the request of Congressional Democrats) on climate change & national security.

First, perfectly natural climate change can create horrific disasters. Just imagine if we were living through Meltwater Pulse 1A. Or, imagine that we were living through the period when 1,000 feet of ice will (once again) sit on top of what is now New York City. Perfectly natural North African Climate Cycles could have security implications.

So, it is not unreasonable for the CIA to study the impacts which climate change might have upon national security. But, even the Leftists at NPR report these studies concluded that:
“efforts to reduce global warming by changing energy policies ‘may affect U.S. national security interests even more than the physical impacts of climate change itself.’”
7) The lunacy from James Hansen cited in this letter is crazy enough to warrant a future post all its own.

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

February, 2012 Update - Current USA Cooling Trend

Note: Warm biased NOAA data indicate the winter of 2012 was above average for the continental USA. But, globally, the winter of 2012 was well below average. USA cooling trends remain intact. Globally, trends remain flat (for 17 years now).

1) This post deals with USA temperatures.
2) Click here to address global temperature trends.
3) Click here to reproduce each NOAA graph below.
4) Note the warming bias (about 30%) in NOAA data.

30 Year USA Cooling Trend for February.
12 of the last 30 years were BELOW 20th century avg.
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20 Year Dramatic USA Cooling Trend for February.
8 of the last 20 years were BELOW 20th century avg.
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20 Year USA Winter COOLING Trend!
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13 Years of USA Annualized RAPID COOLING!
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Please! Tell me again who thinks it is a good idea to utterly waste $45 TRILLION in order to pretend we can micromanage climate change. Kyoto has already PROVEN that we can waste all the money we want and we will not even come CLOSE to changing the global temperature in any way which could even be measured.

Furthermore, history tells us that the estimate of $45 TRILLION would balloon into at LEAST a full order of magnitude above that figure.

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

Monday, March 5, 2012

Blaming Speculators for Oil Prices is a Bald Faced LIE!

Dims (in D.C. AND in the media) are -- once again -- falsely blaming so-called “speculators” (aka futures traders) for the price of gasoline (which runs in lockstep with the price of oil).

They are doing so in order to deflect attention away from the FACT that they are responsible by virtue of their decades long policy of curtailing oil supplies.

It is a quantitative FACT that the global price spikes of 2008 could have been entirely prevented (world-wide) by ANWR alone. Today is no different.

Click here and see Table 1 on page 53 documenting global demand and global supply for 2008 through 2011. The FACT is that global demand exceeded global supply in EVERY QUARTER of 2010 and 2011. That sets off a bidding war wherein somebody does not get the oil they want and everybody else pays a higher price than they would like to.

The FACT is that so-called “speculators” help to contain price volatility in situations such as this.

These LYING BASTARDS are (as always) pissing in your boot and telling you it’s raining!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Daylight - The Story of Obama and Israel

Anybody see Obama address AIPAC this morning? I did -- start to finish. After three years of throwing Israel under the bus, Obama is now -- in an election year -- hoping to deceive Jewish-Americans into reelecting him. That was the ONLY motivation for today’s hideously dishonest speech.

At the end of his speech, Obama encouraged us all to judge him by his actions towards Israel. Fine, let’s do exactly that.

Take 30 minutes & examine Obama’s REAL record:

Click here for compelling commentary.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Is Sandra Fluke a Bald Faced Liar?

Sandra Fluke is the law student selected by Nancy Pelosi to plead the case for why contraception should be “free”.

In her testimony, the hapless Ms. Fluke laughably suggested that:
“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school”
But, in 2007, The New York Times reported that:
“Wal-Mart… said it would also sell a month’s supply of two popular birth control medications and a fertility drug for $9 each”
This week, The Weekly Standard reported that:
“According to an employee at the pharmacy in Washington, D.C.'s Target store, the pharmacy sells birth control pills--the generic versions of Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen--for $9 per month”
In the United States, law school:
“typically lasts three years”
So, $9 per month x 36 months = $324 -- almost a full order of magnitude less than Ms. Fluke seemingly alleges.

Of course, I suppose a student as erudite as Ms. Fluke might take 30 years, rather than 3 years, to finish law school. In that case, her birth control bill might climb above $3,000. Or, if she sought out the very most expensive options for birth control, maybe she could find somebody eager to charge her 10 times the going rate.

But, no matter what the cost, the assertion that birth control should be provided by health insurance for “free” is absurd on its face. First, pregnancy is not a disease. So, why should health insurance cover it at all? Second, this “free” nonsense is just the latest salvo in the deluge of non-stop entitlements -- entitlements which are already certain to utterly collapse every pillar of Western Civilization.

But, in the “mind” of a Dim, there can never be too many entitlements (or too little Western Civilization).

What’s Next?
Free French Fries?
Nope -- Free Cough Drops!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Global Temps Below Normal for February, 2012

NASA Satellite Data for February, 2012.
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Click here for some basic climate change science.
Click here to debunk the hysteria topic by topic.

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