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Our Climate Change Which Art…. Update

February 15, 2010

Today it was revealed that the good Dr. Jones of East Anglia University (see Dec. 6), who shares the Global Warming Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, has admitted that the earth has been COOLING since 1995!  Whew!  What a relief!

This admission was accompanied by the equally shocking admission that worldwide temperatures were hotter during Medieval times (the historical period, not the dinner theater) than they are now.

After this it wasn’t particularly surprising that Dr. Jones could not (or would not) produce the original research on which the entire global warming hysteria has been based.  Seems he’s not very organized, so the research is buried under one of many stacks of papers in his byzantine office; an entirely reasonable explanation.

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Our Climate Change Which Art In Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name…

December 6, 2009

It’s official: There is no global warming happening because of human activity.  We aren’t causing it and we can’t do anything to stop it.

We know that now because of the information that has come to light in the past couple of weeks about the outright falsification of data by British and American scientists who did the original tree-ring research that became the basis for the whole global warming hysteria that we now know was a hoax.

Due to the leak of scores, perhaps hundreds, of incriminating emails, we now know that, in order to get the result they wanted, the scientists limited their sample to just three (count ’em: 1, 2, 3) trees.  Not three regions of the world or three species of trees but three trees!  That was the only way to get the evidence to read the way they wanted.

Then to avoid discovery, they covered up what they had done and eventually destroyed their research to prevent the standard peer review in which other scientists would attempt to reproduce their results.

This shows that what some people have said is true: the environmental hysteria of the past decades is nothing but a religion; a religion in which True Believers cling to their faith regardless of evidence to the contrary.

One such item of evidence is that the ice caps are melting on Mars.  It shouldn’t be hard to connect the dots that if that is happening on Mars, the ice caps melting on earth is either nothing to worry about or there is nothing we can do about it.

But there is other evidence that says the ice caps are growing again and that average earth temperatures have been DECREASING for as much as 18 years.  In other words, we are experiencing Global Cooling.  The temperatures go up for a while, then they come down and the movement has been less than two degrees worldwide.

Also debunked has been the hockey-stick graph we’ve all seen, in which global temperatures, after being relatively even, shoot up at an alarming rate.  We now know that that computer model was rigged to get that result.  As all computer programmers know, GIGO.

Of course there are principled, conscientious scientists, just like there are objective, conscientious journalists, but the Global Warming hoax may have damaged science in the same way that Jason Blair and Dan Rather’s National Guard documents damaged the Main Stream Media: people may be a lot less willing to just take them at their word.  How many other scientific topics are skewed by political and social prejudices?  They said the science on Global Warming was decided; no more discussion needed.  They say the same thing about Evolution.


In the wake of Climategate, there have been calls from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to take back the Oscar Al Gore won for his “documentary” about Global Warming, An Inconvenient Truth.  Also, Gore, the Evangelist of the Church of Climate Change, has cancelled his speech at the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen which starts tomorrow.

Another result: President Obama’s Cap and Trade legislation is DOA.

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If All Else Fails, Use Force

November 3, 2009

I wonder how many people are aware of the mandates in the proposed Health Care Reform bills?

Only someone in love with government could look at millions who don’t have health insurance (47 million? 30 million? 17 million?) and say, “Isn’t it a shame that all these people don’t have health care?  We need to do something!” and what they decide to do is REQUIRE everyone to BUY health insurance or pay a FINE!

This is the biggest reason that government-run healthcare is a bad idea as far as I’m concerned: enforcement.

There shouldn’t be any discussion of fines and imprisonment in connection with choosing a doctor, yet the government health care plans always do.  A doctor can go to jail for treating someone he’s not supposed to, either because they aren’t in his list or because they aren’t approved for the treatment.  Ordinary people can go to jail if they go to a doctor they aren’t supposed to go to or if they (horrors!) pay cash for services.

So while there are people who are wishing, hoping, longing for “free” health care from Obama, the Democrats are thinking about how much they can collect in fines and how many of us they can put in prison.

At least insurance companies can’t put you in jail for going to a doctor out of network.

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“Hope and Change”

October 23, 2009

I’m feeling hopeful today.  Maybe change is on the way.

President Obama campaigned successfully using the focus-grouped slogan “Hope and Change”.  Today I found reason to hope.  Lately, the Obama administration has had a full-court press against Fox News, with multiple administration officials saying publicly that Fox was not a “real news organization”.  I wondered why the other news organizations were not concerned about this seed of totalitarianism growing in the Obama administration. 

Thankfully the MSM (Mainstream Media) has stepped up.  When the “Pay Czar” announced he would sit for “pool” interviews for all the networks concerning his efforts to violate the pay contracts for top executives of the banks and investment companies that took bailout money, he made it a point to say he would be interviewed by all the networks EXCEPT Fox News.

In an unprecedented challenge to the Obama administration, the other television networks all answered, “If Fox News doesn’t get an interview, none of us will take an interview!” or words to that effect.  The Obama administration had no choice but to back down and Fox got its interview.

So, I’m feeling HOPEful today.  Maybe the MSM is will CHANGE the way it covers Obama and remember its responsibility to hold politicians accountable.

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Liberal Logic 2

October 19, 2009

This just in:  The president’s chief advisor, David Axelrod, is dumber than a bag of hammers.

He appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolos on Sunday and backed up White House Communications Director Anita Dunn’s statements about Fox News by saying that Fox wasn’t a real news organization; that they were just in it for the money.

First of all, this whole strategy of the White House targeting Fox News is really stupid.  Fox News’ ratings are better than CNN and MS-NBC combined, but that’s still only about 3 million viewers at any given time, or about one percent of the population.  Why are they wasting time and political capital on it?  But with every mention by a White House staffer, Fox News gets more attention and improves in the ratings as more people realize that Fox News commentators are saying things they agree with.  Fox’s ratings are up 20% in recent weeks.

Second, David Axelrod appears to be oblivious to something that everyone else in the country knows: that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MS-NBC are all hopelessly biased toward the left.  It has been proven that both CBS and MS-NBC have falsified stories to influence public opinion or the outcome of an election.  The same can be said of the New York Times, whose own Omsbudman has admitted that it is a liberal newspaper.  Whatever happened to the “Fourth Estate” and its responsibility as the watch dog of government?  It seems Fox News is the only TV news operation that’s doing its job.

Third, does he really think news reporting on Fox News isn’t actually news just because he doesn’t agree with it?  Or is it that his boss can’t take the heat?  Maybe President Obama is too thin-skinned to be president, just like he’s too inexperienced and indecisive.

Or maybe he’s not dumb at all.  Maybe Axelrod knows that America will not allow itself to be turned into a socialist utopia if there is a dissenting voice in the media.

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Liberal Logic

October 17, 2009

A month ago today I referred to MS-NBC’s falsified report that Town Hall protesters were bringing guns to Town Hall meetings as an intimidation tactic (“A Black and White Issue – NOT!” – September 17).  At MS-NBC the end justifies the means — the means being a complete abandonment of journalistic ethics; the end being the conversion of the United States to a socialist governmental system.

I got to thinking about this and I naturally wondered, “Why are liberal journalists, academics and entertainers so committed to moving the country toward socialism, since those groups have not fared very well under socialist regimes?”

So I’ve tried to explore the “Liberal Logic” behind this phenomenon. This week I heard a sound bite from Bill Maher’s TV show in which he wishes out loud that we could just have a dictatorship like the Chinese so things could just be done without all this messy democracy.  After all “the people are stupid,” said the ostensible populist.

Anita Dunn, the Obama administration’s communication director, ignited a firestorm when video surfaced in which she mentions Mao Tse Tung and Mother Theresa in the same breath as people whose methods she admires.  This was rather indelicate, since Mao killed millions of Chinese people; mostly teachers, writers and artists, just the kind of people that usually vote Democrat.  So what did she do to deflect the controversy?  She blamed a Republican of course!  She said she got the quote from Lee Atwater.

In every socialist regime, be it Communist, National Socialist (Nazi), or Islamo -fascist (as in Sadam Hussein), freedom of the press is eventually stifled.  It has to be, because tyranny cannot survive the scrutiny of a free press.  Hugo Chavez of Venezula apparently extinguished the last independent news voice in Venezuela a couple of weeks ago.

Coincidentally, President Obama this week took specific aim at Fox News, which has opinion programming that is usually critical of his policies.  It’s started already.

So again the question. why are liberal journalists, academics and entertainers so eager for socialist policies to rule in America?  If they thought about it, they would be as outraged by Obama’s veiled threats to Fox News as conservatives are.  A government that can silence one voice can silence all.  As Martin Niemöller said after World War II:

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

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nob”E”l For Effort

October 10, 2009

It appeared that President Obama himself was actually embarrassed when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this week.  He said in his statement that he wasn’t expecting it and didn’t deserve it.

Truer words were never spoken.

Of course the Nobel Peace Prize has pretty much been meaningless ever since it was awarded to Yassir Arafat.  That made pretty much as much sense as awarding the Country Music Associations’s Artist of the Year award to Charles Manson.

Just as puzzling was the Nobel Committee’s choice of Al Gore a few years ago.  Al Gore was vice president during the Clinton Administration, which studiously ignored the growth of Al Qaida despite at least four major terror attacks on American interests.  So how did Al Gore warrant the Nobel Peace Prize?  Why by championing Global Warming, that’s how.  The Nobel Committee’s convoluted logic was as impossible to follow as the basis of the Global Warming/Climate Change theory itself: It was something about wars starting because it was hot… I don’t know.

In order for Obama to win the Prize this year, he had to have been nominated in FEBRUARY, approximately two weeks after he became president. Of course soon after, he began his European Apology Tour, in which he missed no opportunity to bash the United States and Israel.  That probably clinched the award for him.

The Nobel Committee said it was awarding the prize to Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

For his “efforts”?  So it wasn’t for anything he’s actually done?

To find what Obama has done thus far to further the cause of peace in the world is like desperately needing to find a needle in a hundred haystacks.  After all, in February, he hadn’t even been at his desk in the Senate but a few days since he was elected since he had pretty much started running for president from his first day in the Senate.

And since then he has promised to meet without conditions any number of bloodstained dictators, principally Iran which is a betrayal of Israel, and at the same time betraying our new allies like Poland and the Czech Republic by renigging on the promised missle defense system.

How do these things further the cause of Peace?

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The Bush Administration Banking Scandal

October 5, 2009

Here in my little blog, I’ve been critical of President Obama and people in his administration because of their policies and their philosophies with which I very much disagree.  Some might conclude from that that I was a rabid George W. Bush supporter, but they would be wrong.

I did vote for George W. Bush twice and each time I thought he was better for the country than his opponent.  But “better” is a relative word.  Something that is “better” than the worst possible “something” can still be really bad.

I didn’t agree with George W. Bush on a lot of things, like Illegal Immigration (just build the wall!), the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security (more bureaucracy doesn’t help the War on Terror) and “Compassionate Conservatism” (just an excuse to spend the taxpayers’ money).  In short George W. Bush was too liberal for me.

Now information has come to light that, in my opinion is nothing less than a scandal.  We heard whisperings about it when the changing of the guard was taking place in January.  Apparently it is true that Bush Administration Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson FORCED a dozen financial institutions to take bailout money in order to gain control of them.  Most of the banks didn’t  want to take the money but Paulson threatened to “take their stock”, which would essentially be a nationalizing of the banks.

Then when the banks were beholden to the Feds for taking the money, Treasury put the screws to them, investigating executive compensation and other activities.

It’s easy to look at the activities of the Obama Administration and cry “Communism” or even “Fascism”, but the current Administration apparently has nothing on the Bush Treasury Department for wanting heavy-handed socialist control of private business.

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All You Need To Know About Health Care Reform

October 3, 2009

One of the problems in figuring out how to feel about the various proposals to reform the United States’ health care system is that it’s just really complex.  After all, we’re talking about 17% of the nation’s economy, which makes our health care industry larger than the GDP of many of the world’s nations.  The implications of whatever is finally done will be far-reaching and difficult to reverse.

However, this week we got a dramatic clue to how we should feel about the proposals the Democrats are pushing through Congress and President Obama is cheerleading.

Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning entered an amendment to the Senate version of Health Care Reform.  The proposal was really simple: After the bill is finalized, the American people would have 72 hours to review the wording of the bill before the Senate would have its final vote.  The amendment also stipulated that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office would be allowed to run the numbers before a final vote.

Sounds reasonable enough, except that 72 hours is really not enough to have a real discussion of the bill in its final form, whatever that might be.

So of course the Democrats defeated the amendment, because they know the bill will be more likely to pass if no one, including the Senators themselves, knows what’s in the bill before they vote for it.

But this also tells us something very important about the Democrat majority in Congress:  They don’t want us to know what they are really doing.

And that’s really all you need to know about the current Health Care Reform proposal to have an informed opinion.

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President Obama’s Plan to End Illegal Immigration

September 26, 2009

It’s ironic, since the Democrats always oppose any effort to stem the tide of illegal immigration, that President Obama is rapidly putting into place his plan to put an end to the problem.

When Obama was campaigning for president, he was critical (as was I) of George W. Bush for running up budget deficits and increasing the national debt.  However, it was apparently not a serious criticism because as soon as he took office, his administration and Congress rapidly put in place policies that quadrupled the deficit, pushed the national debt toward the 12-trillion-dollar, statutory limit, and printed enough money to reduce the value of the dollar by 25%.

Prognosticators, who admittedly are not sympathetic with Obama’s policies, have predicted that the Federal government will have to borrow money just to pay the interest on the debt.  Some have said that this may bring about the end of the sterling “Full Faith and Credit of the United States” and our country may find it difficult to borrow any more money.

What does this have to do with illegal immigration?  Simple.  People come to this country for mostly one reason: our economic opportunity.  The combination of free market capitalism and freedom to innovate have, over the short history of our nation, allowed people who started in poverty to become fabulously wealthy by simply providing goods and services people need and are willing to pay for, something you can’t do in many countries of the world.

Obama really hates that.

He has indicated repeatedly that he will do many things to punish the evil capitalists and punish the companies that they have created.  He has already nationalized two banks, two auto manufacturers, and hopes to take over the health insurance and industries and the medical profession.  This together with the crushing debt he has saddled generations of Americans with during just the first six months of his administration, may effectively end the unique opportunity America has always represented to the oppressed people of the world.

So, when the standard of living and economic opportunity in the United States are no different from Cuba, Mexico, Guatamala, Viet Nam, China, France. etc., those people will have no more reason to come here.  Legally or illegally.  

Problem solved.

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