Saturday, June 02, 2007

The common link - Muslim

Once again the common link in terrorist plot after terrorist plot are that Muslims are involved. Of course the press treads lightly on this...why?...as in the plot that was stopped with today's arrests the press (and maybe FBI, I'm not sure) mention that one of the 4 suspect is Muslim...what about the other 3?

If this plot had been planned by 4 practicing Catholics, where bibles, rosary beads, and other Catholic paraphernalia was found in their apartments would the press barely mention or ignore that fact? Not on your life.
And, if someone was abducting children from schoolyards, murdering them and left evidence that they were a practicing Muslim would the police investigate area Mosques and Muslims? You bet they would...and the public would support it. You don't include everyone in your search when the evidence says the bad guy was a bald white guy missing his left arm!
The Muslim's who do not aggressively denounce those among them who promote jihad, that don't pull out all stops to help stop and bring these bad seeds to justice, are ensuring that we persecute the entire Muslim faith.
But, sadly we live with a large part of the population wanting to believe that there is no common link between evil people...that in fact we don't have a global war on terror that is 100% rooted in the worst part of the Muslim religion.....hopefully those I care about won't be sacrificed because of the politically correct Kum Ba Yah attitude of ignorant among us.


The ACLU sues so your kids can be killed!

It's becoming more frequent that the ACLU takes on the cause of those who are anti-American, whether citizens of this country or not. I have no sympathy for those who find themselves targeted by the CIA especially under the suspicion of being a terrorist or an Al Qaida operative.

For the ACLU to take a case such as this puts them squarely in my cross hairs as terrorist sympathizers. If there's enough evidence, whether circumstantial or not, for the CIA or any police agency to suspect you're a terrorist or associated with terrorists, I'm on the side of NOT presuming you innocent. My children, family and friends are too important...sorry I say shoot and ask questions later.

I guess the "American" part of the ACLU is meaningless at this point....and so the ACLU is now more than just a pathetic joke concerning "American Civil Liberties"....they're an enemy of America!




Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Just your average peacenik!

Meet a Harry Reid supporter! He's just your average Islamic good guy! In this case, the dichotomy of carrying grenade launchers and automatic weapons at a rally against violence is lost on these brain washed infidel haters. I suspect Harry Reid thinks we just need to sit down with this fellow and be diplomatic for this guy to see the light.

I had to laugh this week at how Harry Reid is like Teflon with the press. His various on camera appearances post his "we lost" in Iraq statement are a joke. He never says anything substantive...in fact he has now adopted a version of the "fake but true" stance many took with the faked Bush National Guard documents. Harry says even if he's told by General Petraeus that things were improving he wouldn't believe it...so "true but fake". Any conservative who would provide so many idiotic displays of logic, lack of facts and school yard name calling would be SKEWERED by the media.

And God forbid the press ask Harry, and Nancy, and all the gang if Al-Qaida is in fact operating in Iraq, and effectively, wouldn't allowing them free rein there ultimately mean they get stronger and more dangerous world wide?
But they're smart...if you don't even go to briefings you can later claim ignorance if it bites you in the end.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

SurrenderCrats

Pic says it all......with the most pathetic terrorist sympathizer surrendering coward non-troop supporter being Reid!, but you gotta love Lieberman!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

From Tiny's Cold Dead Hands

I'll protect my right to bear arms to my death. The drumbeat has started and anyone could have predicted it...the 2nd Amendment is under fire. The old cliches are however true, its the person and not the gun...but these are lost on the kumbaya crowd. They think if you put the anti-jump barrier on the bridge the suicidal person won't actually attempt suicide...they think if we have far greater gun control, or ban gun ownership altogether, crime with guns will go down. They think bad guys and those wishing to die couldn't think of ANY other way to do their deed. It's simply the guns! In fact such measures just create more helpless citizens and victims.

The logic is flawed. First you cannot compare any other country to ours. America is completely unique in this regard and has been the worlds most free and prosperous country based on the founding principles and in part on the 2nd amendment. The original intent of the 2nd amendment might seem archaic to some, not me. Today's most powerful people on the left are borderline socialists and while most liberals think they are the party of freedoms, they are in fact the party that thinks you don't know how to handle your freedom so they need to take it back. I've heard there are from 200M to 1B guns, legal and otherwise, in circulation in the U.S. Even if you ban ownership and expect people to turn them in, what F'ing crackpot thinks 100% of law abiding citizens will turn all of theirs in. Or thinks even a single bad guy will turn theirs in?

My most recent gun was a H&K 45ACP...shot thousands of rounds at the range. The range I used was frequented by various local police officers...several told me that a burglar's biggest fear was entering a home when someone was home...worse that the someone would own a gun. Well I want bad buys to fear entering my home! I want an out of control or rogue government element to fear entering my home. Bad guys (in groups or not) don't like and fear good guys with guns!!!!! It's also 100% certain that if any of those who was face to face with the Virginia Tech shooter was packing there would be a chance far fewer people would be killed. But, if there isn't any normal law abiding trained folks packing heat.....well then it's 100% certain all those that could die will die.

And then there's the shameless politicking! With lifeless bodies still warm at Virginia Tech it was disgusting to see those trying to take an act of pure evil and use it to draw attention to political issues, including the illogical gun issue. People always want to be able to blame someone, well other than the perpetrator! There must be someone alive we can all direct our anger too...somebody must have screwed up right! And surely even more powerful is a long string of screw ups that really must be the reason that this evil person executed so many with apparently zero emotion. I'm sure there will be all kinds of mental health reforms requested...as if we can predict which person with depression or weird behavior might SNAP. So drug them all I guess? Or maybe lock them all up?

Wanna bet liberals will make moves to curtail individual rights and freedoms with this incident as the catalyst? Well, they already are!

I thought Obama was actually one of the better liberals in the POTUS race...but Obama jumped on the cheese ball bandwagon of politicizing this event...and he does it in rambling and inarticulate form...I couldn't even listen to this entire thing...this guy sucks.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Who doesn't want a colorblind America?

First, lets be clear.. semi-shock jock Imus calling the Rutger's women's BBall team "nappy headed hos" was bad..both because of its racial bigotry but also because he picked on private citizens in a public way. I don't think he should loose his job over it though...of course the chicken-shit advertisers may force that issue as they run away before Jackson or Sharpton show up at their door.
But the real problem here is not Imus. He, apparently, makes stupid and derogatory comments all the time but in an equal opportunity way...so JUST LIKE many black comedians he's not promoted bigotry or stereotypes but using that it exists in his schtick!

The real problem is people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton......they run to the nearest camera ONLY when some apparent injustice, or even an insult, is flung in the direction of a black person(s). This rush to condemn the racial bigotry (as they define it) is immediate and without homework (Can you say Duke Lacrosse?) or without looking inward! And there it is....while I've heard Sharpton say just yesterday that he does condemn rap music that uses offensive words and messages I can find no evidence of what should be a wide spread, daily campaign against the hundreds of blacks involved in making and put out that pathetic material.

But I have posted on this many times before..the likes of Jackson and Sharpton DO NOT want you to be colorblind! Their power, their significance in the public eye, goes to zero should America become colorblind. I heard callers who called into talk radio on this topic mention how the bulk of the rap music sales are to young white men...I say so what. The material is the first problem....Whites and blacks involved in the creation, promotion and sale of this material should be targeted with even more aggression than Imus has seen...and especially by the black community. The black community is nearly silent on this....as long as people think it's ok for a black to use words like nigga, ho, bitch, pimp when referring to another person, but not for a white....well then you've got an idiotic double standard that allows the very people who claim to be victimized by this language enabling black-on-black racism and bigotry.

I just heard that Imus is out of a job...dumped by both MSNBC and CBS radio....those blacks who promote the language and culture that got Imus fired do far more damage. I also think Imus asked a good question in wondering if Al Sharpton would apologize to the Duke Lacrosse players who he castigated very publicly....not a chance...because too much of his power base wouldn't like it. Also disturbing is what appears to be an ambulance chasing move by Hillary who rushes to Rutgers to make a speech...pathetic.
Update: So, looks like Jarpton (my new term for Jackson and Sharpton) influenced the CEO of CBS Radio in Imus' firing....Gee, any bets on whether they also asked Les Moonves to also stop playing any music featuring nappy headed, ho, nigga, pimp, etc.? NO CHANCE....and has Jarpton met with the CEOs of the record labels who put out rap and hip-hop demanding the same thing? NO CHANCE
Update: I haven't seen the Rutger's team press conference but have read a few reactions to it and find it interesting these women feel so victimized. Can any of you name a single player? Could you pick them out in a crowd? Do they really think "man...maybe I am a ho?". Interesting comments from women to Paul over at Powerlineblog on this. And I bet that when these players go on Oprah that there will be a lot of focus on how damaging this was to these specific women. As if these words which were flung at their team in name, and not their personal names, is worse than any situation they have yet to encounter in the young lives...give me a break!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Pelosi should be prosecuted! But not if her friends (pictured here) have their way!

It's interesting that at the same time there are new calls for the impeachment of President Bush, on by any reasoned inspection with no damning evidence, we see Nancy Pelosi very well may have committed a felony in visiting Syria. In today's WSJ, Robert Turner makes this very point (subscription only link)...some excerps:

The "Logan Act" makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States," to communicate with a foreign government in an effort to influence that government's behavior on any "disputes or controversies with the United States." Some background on this statute helps to understand why Ms. Pelosi may be in serious trouble.

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Ms. Pelosi and her Congressional entourage spoke to President Assad on various issues, among other things saying, "We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace." She is certainly not the first member of Congress -- of either party -- to engage in this sort of behavior, but her position as a national leader, the wartime circumstances, the opposition to the trip from the White House, and the character of the regime she has chosen to approach make her behavior particularly inappropriate.

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Ms. Pelosi's trip was not authorized, and Syria is one of the world's leading sponsors of international terrorism. It has almost certainly been involved in numerous attacks that have claimed the lives of American military personnel from Beirut to Baghdad.

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The U.S. is in the midst of two wars authorized by Congress. For Ms. Pelosi to flaunt the Constitution in these circumstances is not only shortsighted; it may well be a felony, as the Logan Act has been part of our criminal law for more than two centuries. Perhaps it is time to enforce the law.

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow the MSM will not create the hell on earth fire storm they would if this was a Republican subverting a Democrat president...ask any of your staunch liberal friends to defend Pelosi's actions and falsely acting on Israel's behalf! Then after they do you can tell them about all the terrorists leaders and Islamic Jihad members that liked Pelosi's shadow government foreign policy friendly talk as well....they're in good company.
Update: Iran's position on Pelosi might be proof of violating the Logan Act! Check it out on Littlegreenfootballs.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pelosi talks, middle east problem solved!

Pelosi is in the middle east.....using the liberal approach, we have been hearing about for 6-ish years, of dealing with terrorist supporting nation states...the approach? Simple, you talk to one side, then go to the other side and make up stuff about how the other side wants to make nice!

After visiting Israel and meeting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Pelosi then, I'm sure, using carbon friendly means made her way to Syria to meet President Bashar Assad. Syria is a supporter of Hamas and Islamic Jihad organizations which includes providing weapons to insurgents and terrorists in Iraq...and thus killing Americans! Thus, President Bush, the State Department, the U.S. Government, and even Olmert told Pelosi not to visit Syria...oh don't worry boys...I'm a women, I'm Nancy Pelosi and all these bad boys need is some talking to!

After the ill advised meeting Pelosi said she brought a message to Assad from Olmert saying that Israel was ready for peace talks. NOT TRUE....Olmert says differently! Where is the MSM on this?

From the Prime Minister Olmert's office:

She (Pelosi) said the meeting with the Syrian leader "enabled us to communicate a message from Prime Minister Olmert that Israel was ready to engage in peace talks as well."

According to officials in the Prime Minister's Office, however, this was not what transpired during her meeting with Olmert.

The officials said Olmert had told Pelosi that he thought her trip to Damascus was a mistake, and that when she asked - nevertheless - whether he had a message for Assad, Olmert said Syria should first stop supporting terrorism and "act like a normal country," and only then would Israel be willing to hold discussions.
UPDATE: Ok, the Washington Post has recognized this buffoonery! I wish it was better than Page A16, but at least someone is noticing....this is a very strong rebuke of Pelosi's foolishness on this trip...can you imagine the fire storm if a Republican Senator was doing things that, as Pelosi is doing, are tantamount to trying to setup and run a shadow government? As the WaPo says:
Two weeks ago Ms. Pelosi rammed legislation through the House of Representatives that would strip Mr. Bush of his authority as commander in chief to manage troop movements in Iraq. Now she is attempting to introduce a new Middle East policy that directly conflicts with that of the president. We have found much to criticize in Mr. Bush's military strategy and regional diplomacy. But Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

UK's The Independent supports terror & Iran


When I saw the above headline on the Drudge Report I thought oh great...what mission went wrong now! But even before reading the story behind the link on the UK based The Independent I thought about the video of the British soldiers....the way those soldiers are acting like puppets they would have spilled the beans on camera about a botched mission.

So I read the story and first thing I note is somehow they want to link a Jan 11. mission to the capture of the British soldiers....no connection, no fact based connection provided!

Then I visited HotAir as I do every morning and Allahpundit does a great job of breaking down the fake story, read it all but in summary:

Pretend to break news that’s already been reported, assert a causal connection to another event without a single source to support it, then publish as fact. Good, hard-nosed, hard-left agenda journalganda.

This is plain and simple made up anti-US propaganda...the press hides behind anonymous sources and implications like there's no tomorrow....but what's really behind this? Do those who put out such things not know the Islamic extremists they embolden would gladly snatch their sycophant asses in a heartbeat and cut their heads off on video? Ah, but maybe they do...but they see George Bush and the U.S. as even more evil!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Just another concerned Global Warmer's home!


Nice eh? Just pull your Boeing 707 right up to the home jet way....you won't even get wet when it rains in beautiful Florida as you go from the jet to the small home!

John Travolta is just the latest monster hypocrite celeb to join the concerned do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do crowd. I have to give Travolta credit though, he isn't over the top about telling all of us to do something radically different...he suggests we may not be able to change things and that inhabiting other planets or building protective domes is the way to go! If I had 5 jets I wouldn't be suggesting we all use less fuel either!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Just your average Democrat!


Did you notice the guy/thing standing in the background when you saw video, or pics, like the one here of Valerie (I'm not sure if I was covert) Plame testifying, for no real purpose, in front of a Congressional committee?

That is apparently just an average Democrat! And as it turns out, what is probably your average Code Pink devotee! Not sure if it male or female are you? Well it's male, but he wishes he was a she...he's a professional protester living on Social Security disability...mental disability no doubt! This Adam's apple touting Code Pinker is getting some fame, but probably not the kind of fame you Democrats (who are less than a degree of separation away from this freak) want....pathetic how the reporter on this story calls him "she"....Puulease!

And just to prove that Adam's apples, 5 o'clock shadows, mental disabilities and smoking good looks are standard for Code Pink, check out this member!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Hatred on the left, fringe or the norm?

It seems a week doesn't go by where left leaning vitriol and hatred displays itself. Those on the left will claim this to not be representative of the left, but instead call it fringe behavior. I don't think so.

First, the image here is from the anti-war, anti-American protest in Oregon a few days ago where an American soldier was burned in effigy. Of course they didn't have Sean Penn's face on it, that was added by http://www.imao.us/ who humorously notes one can support something while simultaneously burning it in effigy. So I support Sean Penn's right to be a childish hateful American hater while at the same time displaying this image!

Sean gets this honor for his speech this weekend in Oakland where his hatred was unabashed and supported by a Congresswomen who was present, along with an enthusiastic crowd. With numerous celebrities and elected US Government officials regularly participating in very caustic hatred for American operations and our Commander & Chief my claim that this is not fringe behavior on the left is more supported than man caused global warming.

If you don't think so, present influential people on the right, celebrities on the right, gatherings of hundreds on the right where similar hate is directed at the left...just show me a few as compared to the dozen, or so, in the links I provide for my case on the left!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

This is the Democrats

Today's Wall Street Journal had a piece on the pathetic politicking on Iraq by the Democrats. As my previous post points out, the Democrats are far from united and so you have to give Pelosi credit, albeit the pure political porcine bribery form of credit, for even pulling off a simple majority on her useless vote. The editors at the WSJ were more kind with the headline of 'A Triumph for Pelosi' The Democrats send their message on Iraq, but the kindness ended there. The opening paragraphs nailed beautifully:


Saturday, March 24, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

That's how the Associated Press described yesterday's vote by the House to demand a U.S. retreat from Iraq, and in the perverse calculus of Capitol Hill we suppose it was. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has demonstrated she can pile on enough pork to bribe enough Democrats to cobble together a bare, partisan majority to "send a message" that has no chance of becoming law. Congratulations.

"Today is an historic day," Ms. Pelosi said on the House floor. "The new Congress will vote to end the war in Iraq." But of course the bill does nothing of the sort. If she truly wanted to end the war, the Speaker and her fellow Democrats could simply have used their power of the purse to refuse to fund it. But that would have meant taking some responsibility for what happens in Iraq, which is the last thing Democrats want to do. So they have passed a bill that funds the war while claiming it ends the war.

The bill's "benchmarks" and deadlines certainly have nothing to do with achieving victory in Iraq, or assisting General David Petraeus's campaign to secure Baghdad. They are all about the war inside the Democratic Caucus. On the one hand, they appease the antiwar left by pretending to declare the war illegal if certain goals aren't met by Iraqis or U.S. forces. But on the other, they allow "moderates" from swing districts to claim they are nonetheless "supporting the troops." Acts of Congress don't get much more cynical than that.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Keystone Democrats


The image above of the breaking news teasers on www.drudgereport.com says it all! From Pelosi and Co's inability to articulate their slow bleed timetable for Iraq, or the appointments to various committee's of dear in the headlight old farts that make President Bush's public speaking skills seem scholarly, the Democrats are running around like bumbling Keystone cops.

Evil Shyster

I was getting tired of seeing that hideous picture of Gore from my previous post so I was looking for something to post on when I felt a sick feeling. This morning before heading to work I saw teasers on TV for a press conference John Edwards was having. The teaser mentioned Edwards cancelled some campaign work to attend a doctors appointment with his wife. Because he scheduled a press conference the assumption was this was not good news about his wife's fight with cancer. Various TV and blog posts of course assumed if his wife's cancer was back that he would only be calling a press conference to announce putting is campaign on hold, or dropping out of the race altogether.

Then I heard he in fact used this as an opportunity to say "the campaign goes on"...my reaction was Oh MY GOD!.....First, this guy has less substance on the issues than Obama, but his actual qualifications to be President aside he's an ambulance chasing shyster lawyer who made millions and lives like it...then lectures us on class warfare and the have-nots..what is it with liberals and their hypocrisy?

Anyway, this is pure evil....to use your wife's battle with cancer as a vehicle for political gain..presumably from sympathy for the situation, is truly evil...un F'ing believable.

Now, will the MSM skewer this evil shyster for this as they should?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Al Gore believes NASA doesn't exist, and that's beyond dispute!

Ok, follow me on this one. Today Al Gore testified in front of several committees in Congress on his belief that global warming is caused by man. Gore, in his testimony, still claims there is no debate, there's a consensus, it's beyond dispute....and he continued his fear mongering as if that makes his claims more true. Gore uses words and phrases like "crisis", "mans survival is threatened", "dire warnings", "planetary emergency", and so on.

Gore asked for immediately legislation to curb carbon emissions over some period. Of course unless you get China, India and the rest of the world that's plowing into the 21st century to also do something in lock step in wouldn't matter much....oh and nobody who claims we (manly man) are causing global warming has presented any evidence, science or theory that we can actually stop it. But never mind....buy some carbon credits from the companies that Al Gore owns part of! And never mind Al uses 15-20 times as much energy in his home than you...he's not going to change that...gee, he really believes in this emergency of global warming doesn't he!

You ever notice how someone will tell you over and over again something they claim is obvious, evident and clearly correct when it's not? You can be sure when someone likes to say the debate is over, it's surely not. If the debate was over, if it was "beyond dispute"...well, it would be pretty obvious and we wouldn't be debating it with you. Those who think there are no scientists of note that question man made global warming aren't looking very hard, just look at my GW related blog posts....and they like to point out that because Michael Crichton is challenging man made global warming that his celebrity author status gives him no credibility. Well you read his bio and tell me who is more a scientist, Gore or Crichton?

But while Gore and his supporters claim there is no debate and that there's a consensus... I find almost daily stories of scientists, groups of scientists and studies from respected scientific organizations that present evidence, findings and theories that if nothing else PROVE there is a debate, that it is NOT beyond dispute...well, unless for example, Gore is claiming NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory doesn't exist!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

See update below!
The BBC produced a documentary so titled. I don't think anybody would make the claim that the BBC is a tool of big oil or of conservatives, yet this movie does a great job debunking the claims and misrepresentation of facts made in Gore's award winning documentary...and all without dramatics and emotional pleas, but instead with SCIENCE.

CO2 levels, natural weather patterns, global climate cycles, ice cores, sun spots, solar activity, sea levels, storms, polar ice caps, permafrost, dissenting opinions being censored, oil & gas behind dissension, the money trail, you name it and the BBC documentary covers it. An amazing array of accomplished scientists participate and present science not presented in Gore's movie.

Also it's important to understand that the idea of a Global Warming crisis is about money and a political agenda and not about conservation and environmentalism. Climate science and those who practice climatology are made relevant and get funding if there is a looming crisis. In the end, if you're unwilling to listen to all evidence, all the theories, that are central tenets of Global Warming and man's role...well then you're intellectually dishonest, close minded and intolerant.

Many schools, churches and other venues offered free showings of Gore's movie....will those same venues now offer the BBC documentary as a counterpoint? Will it make its way into theaters or onto mainstream television channels? I think we all know the answer!

IF YOU BELIEVE the points made n Gore's movie, you must view the BBC piece so that your personal view can have integrity!

BBC Channel 4's official page for The Great Global Warming Swindle documentary is a great resource of information.

Apparently links to the full BBC movie are being taken down by those who don't like its content (intolerance)...so here are several.

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Update: From today's Wall Street Journal opinion blog Taranto had a reader point out an interview Gore gave last year where he basically makes it clear that he's ok exaggerating, if not lying, for the greater good when it comes to global warming...problem is that this is all about science and this completely goes against the foundation of good science.
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'An Over-Representation of Factual Presentations'After our item yesterday on scientists critical of Al Gore's "global warming" alarmism, a reader called our attention to an interview with Gore that appeared last May in a publication called Grist:

Q: There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?

Gore: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

Global Warming causes COLD

Two women who wanted to bring attention to Global Warming with a North Pole expedition had it cut short due to extreme cold (minus 100 at times) and frost bite! First the article calls where they were using sleds to travel the "Arctic Ocean"...uh, I think if a slide slides across it, it's an ice shelf, an ice cap, or some other label that denotes the cold stuff called ICE! But more importantly, the organizer of the expedition wants you to know this isn't ironic as the extreme cold is just another GW side effect:

"They were experiencing temperatures that weren't expected with global warming," Atwood said. "But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability."

NYTimes Global Warming slap, not hit, piece

Yesterday on Drudge a teaser ran all day saying the NYTimes was doing a hit piece on Gore and his Global Warming alarm-ism. Well, the piece is in today's NYTimes and it's hardly what I would call a hit piece. It tempers each example, and person, who take issue with any salient aspect of Gore's movie, or the main concept of man's role, with the reappearing message that he largely got it right.

The piece does give mention, but not with the weight it deserves, to almost daily public pronouncements from scientists who cry foul. Consensus and the notion that there is no longer a debate are complete folly and will, I believe, irreparably damage the credibility of those who promote man's role in GW as indisputable fact and not a theory.

While the piece sites issues with the movies claims of increased deadly hurricanes and a catastrophic ocean level rise, the most damaging albeit underplayed point is made by nearly all who challenge man's role....and this point hasn't been countered in any substantial way to date. The evidence for a natural warming cycle that has repeated itself over the planets history is in abundance and most of it with no green house gases producing humans in existence.

“Nowhere does Mr. Gore tell his audience that all of the phenomena that he describes fall within the natural range of environmental change on our planet,” Robert M. Carter, a marine geologist at James Cook University in Australia, said in a September blog. “Nor does he present any evidence that climate during the 20th century departed discernibly from its historical pattern of constant change.”

In October, Dr. Easterbrook made similar points at the geological society meeting in Philadelphia. He hotly disputed Mr. Gore’s claim that “our civilization has never experienced any environmental shift remotely similar to this” threatened change.

Nonsense, Dr. Easterbrook told the crowded session. He flashed a slide that showed temperature trends for the past 15,000 years. It highlighted 10 large swings, including the medieval warm period. These shifts, he said, were up to “20 times greater than the warming in the past century.”

Getting personal, he mocked Mr. Gore’s assertion that scientists agreed on global warming except those industry had corrupted. “I’ve never been paid a nickel by an oil company,” Dr. Easterbrook told the group. “And I’m not a Republican.”

Monday, March 12, 2007

How did they get elected??????

You just can't make this stuff up....a must see video I found while reading www.wizbangblog.com showing Nancy Pelosi and David "idiot liberals" Obey putting President Bush to intellectual shame! Well, hardly...watch it here

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Gore officially a nut

Liberals have complained ever since Fox News and conservative syndicated talk radio hosts started getting ratings that were significant. Somehow this was unfair or bad. Whether you believe Fox is more balanced than biased, doesn't matter...it clearly doesn't present stories with the same spin as the MSM..and since the MSM far and away has more viewers than Fox it's not even an example of balance....the airwaves still get far more liberal content than conservative.

So why then do they complain? Well, because they're intolerant and when the opposite view actually makes sense it DRIVES THEM INSANE. You have to love how liberals want to stifle debate and the opposing view and don't see their intolerance in doing so.

Today when I saw a quote from Al Gore with regard to the media and how reporting on global warming, and man's role in it, I had to laugh. It's hard to have missed that in the last several months the number of stories of scientists, academics and researchers who have said wait a minute, there is no consensus, data is being interpreted incorrectly, or data is being ignored so as to better fit a position, and most of all...there is no certainty that man causes this warming, it's merely a theory....and one easily challenged.

Gore obviously isn't happy that people challenge his baby, his mantra of the last several years claiming dire consequences, a global emergency, the sky is falling! Of course the challenges are very logical, non-emotional, reasoned and compelling...which makes people talking in absolutes on the other side (Gore's side) look like overacting simpletons.

So instead of Gore embracing the debate, instead of saying we should weigh all facts and evidence and be logical about things he does what ever liberal does when cornered by reality...he becomes illogical and emotional. Read Gore's comments for yourself...the use of the word "consensus" is a joke...just like how there was a "consensus" in the 70's about the coming new Ice Age! A consensus doesn't make something true, or even likely true as history shows. But how can one take someone for anything other than a nut when he actually calls a balanced view biased, and his desire for everyone to sing the same song right?
They have failed to report that it is the consensus and instead have chosen …balance as bias. Al Gore, 2007

If you're intellectually honest how can you excuse Gore's own "carbon footprint" with his homes and private jet travel. Carbon credits are a joke...you're either personally responsible for creating more pollution than the average person or not. If you pollute 20 times more than me you don't get a pass because you planted trees or supposedly offset your filth some other way.
Update: Taranto of the WSJ blogged on Gore's hypocrisy and disingenuous motives yesterday...also pointing out that the MSM bias in not skewering Gore as they would if he was a conservative.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Hollywood, America's most egregious Global Warming offender

Yes that's right! You heard it at Tiny's first. I thought it was important that I break this story before the Oscar's this Sunday, when you will surely hear plenty of Hollywood luminaries lecture us on being "green", the catastrophe coming, and how GW denial is sinful.

You might think I'm calling Hollywood a major offender of GW based on how many of the Hollywood elite travel by private jet, or stay in power sucking hotel suites, or own one or more 5000 sq/ft+ power sucking homes, or who while owning a Prius also own several SUV's, luxury sedans or exotics....no, no, it's not because their personal green footprints are enormous...it's because the product they produce, entertainment, is not green friendly at all!

That's right...after all, the entertainment product they produce is a luxury...it in fact requires energy to consume. While food production, construction and transportation all probably have much bigger green footprints than entertainment, they are necessities. The type of entertainment Hollywood produces is not, and lets face it..the vast majority is also crap.

You see, when I was a kid I didn't use much electricity. I mostly played with balls, bats, MatchBox cars, GI Joes, and road my Schwinn Stingray for hours every day. Today my kids use more power in a day by themselves than my entire family did in a day when I was growing up...that's even with the inefficiency of appliances in the 70's and 80's. The number of American families that run one or more TV's for a good 4-6 hours every night, plus one or more cable boxes, plus the home theatre amplifier, etc....is surely close to 100M.

My personal footprint for just consuming Hollywood's product is huge. It's not unusual for me to be watching TV solo in our family room in front of a power sucking home theatre setup that has so many components it's on a dedicated 30 amp circuit. My wife will be watching a TV driven by a cable box in our bedroom, my son playing Xbox (and so running two devices) in his room and my daughter at our kitchen island drawing while watching Sponge Bob (again two devices because of the cable box). During this intellect sucking entertainment orgy my family engages in, I calculated the power usage to be equivalent to burning 45 - 100 watt light bulbs for 6 hours. This explains my PG&E bill each month....probably about the same as the average home mortgage payment in Ohio.

Of course something less indulgent is going on in most American homes each night, but the aggregate power usage is giant. Then don't forget the other major Hollywood product...movies..I don't go to the movies much anymore and instead do the on-demand and DVD thing...but the green footprint of a single 2 hour movie showing is big....all those people driving to the theatre is the biggest component.

This thin investment most, including Hollywood celebs, have in understanding both GW and energy is laughable. Most seem to think electricity is somehow green! Most electricity in this country doesn't come from wind, solar or hydro...it's oil and coal fired generators and a bit of nuclear. The later of which we should really be invested in.

So Hollywood....if you were serious about being green you would tell us all to turn off our TVs, stop listen to are large amp stereo systems, stop going to the movies....stay home and spend time talking to your family and maybe read more books....we would all be better off. Gore's movie will surely win an Oscar or two...not because it contains truth, but because Hollywood likes to show us that they care about the world...and makes them feel better about being hypocrits in their personal life. So remember when you see a star on Sunday pull up to the red carpet in a borrowed electric car, that he/she probably just flew in from Europe on a private jet and that the outlet that car was plugged into earlier in the day isn't green!

Illegal aliens bank of choice

You may have heard that BofA has a program in the LA area where without a social security number you can get a credit card. Coming under fire for the program, and for good reason, the CEO (Kenneth Lewis) got a letter published in yesterdays WSJ in response.

First, it's funny that he tries to pretend its not about making money on illegals when this program is in the LA area only. Then he tries to claim this is just about helping customers (illegals) build a credit history. And he says "we have an obligation to serve all those in our country who are legally eligible to receive services. To do less would be discriminatory and unfair."....really, if they are in your BofA branch signing up for one of these accounts and they are here ILLEGALLY would that meet you standard for "legally eligible"?

Lewis then tries to hide behind the Patriot Act...which apparently weakly allows financial institutions to accept some foreign government forms of identification when opening an account. Well, that's just flat out wrong. Kenneth even makes the statement that the bank needs to "do our part to support the security of our nation's financial systems". Ya, like taking foreign IDs which have little or no integrity to the process in the countries who issue them as a way to establish financial operations in the US...good job Kenneth...ya, you're a real patriot and doing your part for national security and unity.

But best of all is when little Kenny employs the first law of the 2nd grade rules of universe...in describing the credit cards that probably all Al-Qaeda cells in the country use "They are offered at Bank of America and many other financial institutions as a way for customers to build their credit history."

Bank of America is no longer the bank of America in my eyes.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Big discovery, heat can affect a fever!

I can barely contain myself...I want to scream at the lunacy spawned by global warming hysterics. A study, using data from one lowly children's hospital in Australia found that TWO more children under six years old were admitted with fever to that hospital for every 5 degrees of temperature rise. WHAT? Stop the presses.....and this is just from 2001 to 2002!

Could you imagine how many children under 6 would have shown up at a hospital 10,000 years ago, if there was one around then, when in a several year period certain locations on the planet had 30 degree average rises in temperature. Oh, damn that global warming.

You have to hand it to these idiots at the University of Sydney who I'm sure didn't take into account that it might just be how high the temperature in the Australian city where this hospital is which of course is exacerbated by any rise at all. For example, if they looked at a children's hospital where the hottest summer temperature was 75 degrees would that hospital ever see such a correlation when it went from 70 to 75? Hell no.

I know, lets put a children's hospital, or an elderly care center, dead smack in the middle of Death Valley....watch what happens when the summer temperature from one day to the next goes from 115 to 120!

And how about this statement "And now global warming is becoming more apparent, it is highly likely an increasing number of young children will be turning up at hospital departments with these kinds of common illnesses".

I can't even think or write anything useful after reading this idiotic story....we are doomed.
UPDATE: And yet more idiocy....children are worried and having a hard time going to sleep because of the pending doom due to global warming!!!!!! I don't doubt the survey...you know why these kids even know about the looming disaster caused by global warming? Because our K-8th grade teachers are MORONS. They believe this, they see GW and mans roll in it as a liberal/Democrat position and buy it all. They think its an undeniable fact...a fact...it's not even a theory. I experienced this first hand. When my 2nd grader was in first grade (at a private school I might add) his teacher told the class the GW horror story. My son was worried and echoed the lie, his teacher told as fact, to me. I was furious...I talked to the teacher....explained that first this is not a fact but a theory, that there is no consensus and gave her a boat load of links on the Internet to back up that up. I provided data from experts that show a logical and emotionless analysis of the same data used to convict man of causing GW, but instead convict natural cycles and phenomenon the planet goes through whether we are on this planet or not.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Homophibia is your right

I regularly read syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and also regularly disagree with what he writes. But, he makes interesting and smart arguments that I enjoy trying to rebut. This week Pitts' column makes the argument that Tim Hardaway's blunt declaration that he hates gays will expose the ugliness of homophobia thus setting about a reversal of its acceptance.

Pitts uses the example of Bull Conner who, as a Birmingham Alabama police commissioner in 1963, put attack dogs and high pressure fire hoses on peaceful and unarmed black civil rights marchers. These images surely gave people a sinking feeling in their stomach. I'm sure it did so because this was a physical attack on citizens by police, by fireman, by city workers sworn to protect and serve those citizens...a physical attack that could seriously harm, or even kill, those just exercising their right to assemble and speak their mind.

An ex-NBA player who was fodder for a radio host, a host that clearly baited him into making a "homophobic" statement, is hardly comparable to those sworn to protect and serve deciding to attack a large group of citizens not breaking the law. Hating someones lifestyle is not even on the same planet as the willingness to physically harm someone just because of the color of their skin.

Surely more disturbing to those who may read this is that I don't even think homophobia should go away. Is the argument that I should accept homosexuality as normal? Or just that it's mean to publicly declare my disdain for their lifestyle? As a conservative I don't get that protection from liberals! I suppose some would argue that, like a black, the gay person is born that way, so to even express hate for them is equivalent to racism.

Sorry I don't buy it! I personally don't hate gays, I hate their lifestyle. I hate that they constantly put their agenda, whose goal is to portray gay as "normal", in our faces constantly. I hate bath houses where men have orgies with strangers. I hate that there is apparently far too many gays having unprotected sex. I hate that gays want people to believe a child isn't better off with a mother and a father, as opposed to two fathers or mothers...and so on.

Racism is bad....racism to the point of hurting people is even worse....the idea that homophobia must be wiped out, is bad in my view. I see it as a slippery slope....after all, a pedophile was also born with his sickening desire so is my hatred of that group also misplaced? We either have freedom of thought, and speech, even when you're diametrically opposed to, or even sickened by, it or we are throwing out the bill of rights and we are no longer a republic.

This defines what I see as a fundamental difference between a conservative and a liberal. Aside from the usual differences (less government, personal responsibility, etc.) a conservative believes the whole is more important than the individual. That it's more important to be good than to feel good. That you should approach the big issues with logic and not emotion. That it's not true that if it doesn't harm others, it's OK. That sometimes what is right, isn't fair to everyone.

Does a gay person have hurt feelings if you tell them to their face you hate them? Surely they do, but you wouldn't want the right of a person to express that hate to be stifled would you? Are our freedoms only protected when you agree with ones ideology? And what hurt, or pain, did Hardaway cause anyway? I see political pundits spewing vitriol on conservatives all the time..I'm not hurt, or pained, or calling for liberalism to go the way of racism! Political correctness and accept everyone run amuck!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Immigrants, not Americans, must adapt

I got an email from my dad today, one of those emails that was forwarded from an email fowarded many times....real or not, doesn't matter, I like what it says.

Email:

Think about this: If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone-----YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM !!!!

Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice??????

Think about it! All we have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS? I celebrate Christmas...........but because it isn't celebrated by everyone.............we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings.

It's not Christmas vacation, it's Winter Break. Isn't it amazing how this winter break ALWAYS occurs over the Christmas holiday?

We've gone so far the other way, bent over backwards to not offend anyone, that I am now being offended. But it seems that no one has a problem with that. This says it all!

This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa, FL Newspaper. He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please!

IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans.

However...... the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct! " crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity.

As Americans......we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish t o become part of our society, learn the language!

"In God We Trust" is our national motto This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan.. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women.......on Christian principles....... founded this nation..... and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.

If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home.......because God is part of our culture.

If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from.
This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so! But once you are done complaining...... whining..... and griping....... about our flag.......our pledge..... our national motto.......or our way of life I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other Great American Freedom...... THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.

It is Time for America to Speak up
If you agree -- pass this along; if you don't agree -- delete it - You are in the WRONG Country!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Homohumorless

Apparently the Mars candy company is gay, meaning they have no balls, as they caved into pressure from the bath house loving, light in the loafers gay rights groups ,The Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, over their funny Super Bowl commercial for Snickers.

Come on Mars, do you really think Snickers, M&M's and your other dime store candies are popular with the homofood folks? I don't think so...they prefer Jacques Torres, La Maison or those handmade truffles you can get at the shop on Polk Street.

Isn't the gay, homo, free-sex lifestyle crowd big on freedom of speech and expression? Do they want us heterosexual men and women to hide our disgust when we accidentally experience a homomoment? And when your DNA ends up so that you don't want to participate in the natural reproductive methods of your species do you also loose your sense of humor.

Good God homos....get a faggot grip....oh no...do I need to go to counseling now?

99.999999% of us knuckle dragging straight guys would react just like the guys in this commercial.....and yet the reaction of those who really DO NOT believe in the freedoms we enjoy is as unhinged as they come. Check out this site where they think Mars actually meant for this ad to be anti-gay and to promote violence against them!!!!! Their evidence is the Mars family being Republican, the ad itself and the Mars website where you could vote on the best ending to the commercial, the best ending that allowed the two men to feel like men again after their lips met.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Meet the Democrats holy man!

This is amazing...I read on littlegreenfootballs that an Iman who has shown support for Hizballah, Hamas, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Yasser Arafat did the convocation for the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting.

Present at the meeting was a whose-who of Democrats including all those who are expected to make a run for POTUS in 2008. During the convocation opening the meeting the Iman said:


So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us God to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation.

Apparently none of the Democrats present has an issue with being one of the doomed!

Funny how Democrats can't stand religion, well especially Christians, Catholics and Jews so I guess it should come as no surprise when they finally embrace some religion its Muslim and with a Muslim of questionable reputation.

Global Warming smart guys predict WaterWorld!

The UN board who released their latest opinion on global warming is very impressive. It consists of scientists (or people with some other label) from 113 governments....does that mean they're in the employ of those governments? And just for fun can anybody give me a list of even say 20 countries with a scientific community that contributes to science in significant ways in the last 10 years? And, can you find any significant university with a degree in climatology?

The same science community that misses weather predictions within the same year by a million miles can seemingly predict that we are in fact doomed by the end of century. Funny though, how in the same sentence suggesting our impending doom there's acknowledgment of a similar thing happening 125,000 years ago.

"And when that happened 125,000 years ago, seas rose between 13 and 20 feet. That is looking like a real possibility for the 22nd Century, the report said, though some scientists fear much of it could happen before the end of the century. "

So, it happened before without fossil fuel burning? Without man-made CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere?

And, if this could happen by the end of the century...within 100 years...where's the proof, the computer model, that shows this could be reversed, stopped or just made less catastrophic even if we could shut off man's entire pollutive output this instant?

Who would have guessed all the bad Costner movies are really a sort of predictive weather vane!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

UN should do my local weather

Breitbart.com put out a story today with the headline Global temperature set to rise 1.8-4.0 C by 2100: UN panel...so Breitbart thinks this is pretty certain as they said "set to rise". It gets watered down some in the story where they say "The earth's surface temperature will probably rise", and say it's according to a "best estimate".

Have you ever asked yourself why your local weather man/gal doesn't use words like "best estimate" or "probably"? Even though they don't use qualifiers on their forecast we know it's just that, a forecast, and we expect it to only be sort of close to right. Monday this week the local television meteorologist I watch in the morning said I would see close to 65 degrees and partly cloudy sky's today (Thursday)...nope...more like 52 and complete cloud cover. His temperature was off by 20% and just 4 days out.

Meteorologists can't predict weather to single digit precision in a small area but yet we are willing to believe some UN meteorologist and scientists have a model with infinite more precision over hundreds of years? Why? The nature of black holes is universally recognized as a THEORY. That the earth's dinosaurs became extinct due to a prolonged winter caused by a meteor strike is an universally recognized THEORY. But man causing our recent (according to Al Gore since 1940) global warming of about 1 degree C is a CERTAINTY?
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Maybe the UN should start doing our local weather as they have apparently found the holy grail of temperature forecast models unavailable to our average weatherman! Come on people, apply some logic and reason to what's being reported. What is the motivation of those who report theories on both sides? I'm all for alternative energy, lowering fossil fuel dependence and so on. But ask why your pals in D.C. don't want to develop more nuclear energy or harness wind energy off their pretty summer home shores.

Also, I'm reading some material on how the planet has seen warming cycles every 1500 years, and that CO2 levels are at a historic low over the Earth's history, and that the warming each 1500 years shows no correlation to CO2 levels which have been much higher than we have at present. I will post on this later.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

F*** YOU William Arkin

Today I read the most un-American illogical asswipe bile I've ever seen in a main stream publication. William Arkin posted an opinion piece on the Washington Post website and I believe it was also printed in the LA Times that has my blood boiling. I can barely contain myself.

The best response to this crap is by Uncle Jimbo at BlackFive, a great milblog you should visit frequently.

You just need to read this stuff...If I try to explain it I'll be typing expletives every other word.

I'll leave with the very first comment little-dick Arkin's post on the Wapo site:

Too much estrogen in your diet Mr. Arkin? Called a pussy too often as a little boy? Little girls tormented you and made you play house? Did you land on your head one to many times as a toddler? The only explanation for such unadulterated crap is Penis envy because he does not have one, and cranialintrarectum from falling on his head.

Proof Global Warming is a NATURAL CYCLE


It's now a daily event.....a media story on global warming being man made! But we might as well not even try as the latest yet-to-be-released study will say the effects of man's influence on warming will last 1000 years. Wow, the sky is really falling!


And even without the release of the study some findings (I love how a study like this contains findings instead of theories...as if everything in it is a certainty) are presented in a biased form. For example one "finding" is that "the last half-century was probably the hottest in at least the past 1,300 years". Of course this is to suggest man's contribution in the last 50 yrs, easily our dirtiest period on earth has caused warming. But why 1,300 years? The supposed "experts" decided to include a 1,300 year window for some reason. It's not that we have accurate temperature measurements for that period...we only have it for about 100 years, so why? Well, it's easy to guess...if you include more time the warming we see in the last 50 yrs looks like NOTHING.


We have had several ice ages on earth...most of which saw nothing you would call a "man" or man made gases or pollution of any kind. The last ice age ended about 10,000 years ago where very thick ice extended from the north pole down into the middle of our country...AND GUESS WHAT...it warmed up...what caused that? If this study looked at our minuscule rise in average global temperature over the last 50 years as compared to the last 10,000 years it wouldn't make a case for MAN's influence...so they don't!


Most all studies are like this....include and detail only those points to fulfill your original theory. But you see, we have evidence of multiple ice ages that nobody disputes and each time we warmed considerably. That's proof of multiple natural global warming cycles.....the evidence left by the ice is solid, the evidence greenhouse gases are causing warming is not..it's far more theoretical...so tell my why you know a few degrees of warming isn't just part of the continued natural cycle of the warming from the last ice age? I feel like I need to say this every time...this isn't an argument for unchecked polution...it's an argument to stop taking everything your fed at face value!

The Clay Pigeon

Glock26 pointed me to a great article published in print in GQ (very metrosexual of you Mr. Glock) about Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn.

I love this guy....a lone wolf even in his own party.....he's been unaffected by Washington and fights to change the business as usual in D.C. where Democrats and Republicans alike sneak pork into every vote the Congress makes on spending money.

The GQ article is long, but worth the read....near the end you'll learn about the strategy calls "the Clay Pigeon" where he invokes an obscure rule forcing colleagues to debate each item in an amendment. He used this when the Senate was looking at approving $92B of emergency funding for designed to provide assistance to crisis victims (9/11, Katrina, etc.)..ok that's fair enough...but the schmucks in D.C. stuck another $14B of additional projects as pork on this thing. Coburn found the 19 most offensive strips of bacon and filed a nineteen part amendment each designed to remove one earmark. Using the obscure rule to force each of his nineteen parts to be debated on the floor he hoped to expose the idiotic thievery each represented.

Interestingly, most of these earmarks where sponsored by a Republican and yet their inclusion in the emergency funding was approved (by only 1 vote so a victory of sorts) by prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy.

If you think Hillary is somehow different, not part of the Washington bullshit, a beacon of hope for sanity and doing the right thing....you gotta read at least this section of this article and ask yourself why would she vote for you and your great-great-great grandchildren going into more debt for the pork attached to emergency crisis victim funding!


Obama sees in Black & White

Personally I think Barack Obama isn't qualified to be president based on his combined business and political experience. I'm not looking to compare him to any other president, but against my view that they should have substantial experience with large and complex organizations in both private business and in government. I think that's why we often see candidates emerge who have been successful in business along with having been a governor.

I'm also not so sure the majority of the country would vote for a black, or a women, for president....I would vote for either as long as I believe them to be qualified and that I like most of their positions on the issues.

With Obama the central issue will surely be his inexperience and his race...or maybe his racial attitudes. An interesting background piece on Obama came out yesterday on Examiner.com

While each of our personal experiences form our impression of others a true leader needs to rise above the bias and color awareness most of us, including me, have. Yes, I expect my president to be better than me, to be more moral, to be more wise, to be more inclusive, to not prejudge, to be confident, to be strong.

In Obama's first memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” published only a little over 10 years ago he clearly was still wrestling with his blackness and how others saw and treated him, and how he saw and thought about those not like him. I don't blame or fault him for these feelings....it's human and based on his life experiences. But, my president must be better than that. My president must truly be color blind....at least not show this limited and bias view just 10+ short years ago. One could argue this was 10-15 years ago, he has grown....sorry, I'm still judged professionally by what I did 15-20 years ago...it's absolutely relevant.

When I think of myself I don't think of myself as a white...I just think of myself as a man.....it seems to me Obama first thought of his identity is that he is a black man.....and I suspect his first thought upon seeing me is that I am a white man...until he no longer sees in black and white he isn't presidential material.
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Then there's Joe Biden who also sees things as black and white....and apparently he thinks Obama as a black man is anomalous for a black man. Joe's says “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Of course, it could be given Joe's lack of articulation, brightness and good looks that he's impressed with anybody that trumps him in these areas.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Why you shouldn't send your kids to Berkeley

In the SF Bay Area those on both sides of the political spectrum often refer to Berkeley, the city, as the People's Republic of Berkeley. This label is earned not just by the city's politicians but by the fine academic university that also sits within the city. While it's not hard to show the liberal bias from Kindergarten to University graduate programs all throughout this country, the greater Bay Area won the liberal academic lottery with UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and the University of San Francisco.

Colombian artist Francisco Botero was inspired by Seymour Hersch's version of what happened at Abu Ghraib by the hands of Americans. Mind you, facts and credible witnesses to this version of the torture by Americans aren't required. It doesn't really matter what actually happened. Much of the world was happy to hold all of America, not just the soldiers involved, at fault for what was portrayed in the actual photographs. What was in those photographs amounted to grievous crimes against humanity according to many...give me a break.

UC Berkeley was happy to display Botero's Abu Ghraib series of paintings and drawings about which he told the SF Chronicle "The whole world and myself were very shocked that the Americans were torturing prisoners in the same prison as the tyrant they came to remove," he said. "The United States presents itself as a defender of human rights and of course as an artist I was very shocked with this and angry". He says it's not anti-American, I don't agree...but it's art and I'm fine with any university or museum displaying it.....AS LONG AS...they would also display artwork showing Muslim extremists and members of Al Qaeda blowing up children on a bus with a bomb belt, or beheading a journalist, or using women and children as human bombs, and so on....of course they wouldn't show this art exhibition.

Is there even an artist willing to draw such terrible images? Likely not....it's not fashionable...or maybe most famous or talented artists have more respect for their craft. I think art should inspire, it should evoke emotion, including sadness. But in my opinion that is more appropriately done not through obvious political messages. It's easy to draw the obvious...to show a man being humiliated by showing in detail the act of his humiliation. It's much harder to paint just a man....and in his face you read a humiliation that must have fallen upon him...that's true artistry.

Our schools, first and foremost, should teach young minds how to think, how to reason, to analyze and be critical of what they encounter, to come to a truth or align with a theory on their own. Sadly, they are too often given theories as fact and are told what to think.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Gelato consumption enhances suicide risk

Most of the public suffers from reading a book by its cover. If you read that a researcher, a scientist, a medical doctor or academic has done a study and made a conclusion you will assume, like most, that's it's credible and logical.

It's simply not the case...nearly all research is funded on the premise of bias. A theory is put forward in order for those who approve the research to give a nod...or in order to get a grant. Those who give the nod, or write the checks, are addicts and their drug these days is anything Global Warming.

Take for example Global warming possibly linked to an enhanced risk of suicide! While this link is only to the abstract of this study you don't need to purchase the full study to see the absence of the link it claims. The Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy and the Genneruxi Medical Center also in Cagliari, Italy "sets out to explore the impact of global warming on suicide mortality, using data from Italy." Of course that there is global warming, and not just cyclic weather patterns, is put forward as a certainty. This pseudo linkage is a silly attempt to blame anything bad and terrible to global warming.

We shouldn't question these academics, after all they looked at suicide and temperature data, for Italy, and the "relation between them was investigated using the Gaussian low-pass filter, linear correlation analysis and rank analysis." Oh, very impressive. I'm no statistician, but I was a math major and I was an electrical design engineer early in my career. Gaussian low-pass filters are common in signal processing but not in statistical analysis....I couldn't even find a reference where Gaussian filters, which smooth not so smooth data, are used for statistics.

As for the other methods...sure those are fine....but a statistical correlation of data from two systems doesn't make them linked in reality...it just says there data behaves similarly, when one goes up the other does as well. It could be that Italy sees more summertime suicides because the weather is conducive to people venturing out of doors thus leaving those who are depressed alone more than in the cold of winter. Lot's of things happen in summertime that don't happen in winter, so would you conclude that Gelato consumption also enhances the risk of suicide? You might as well say everything that increases in the summertime is caused by global warming, or by anything else on the list of increasing summertime things! What a joke!

Also interesting....that on Drudge today there's news of a coming U.N. climate report that will "shock the world"....this at the same time that weather news around the globe has winter in full swing just where it should be....with record lows, record snow fall, and so on.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Meet the new Christ

Just when you thought the PR machine around Tom Cruise had thought better of his shortness being overly exposed as part of Scientology we hear he's Scientology's Jesus!

Of course the Scientologist think Tom is the "chosen one" and will spread the word of the evil Xenu and how we all must rid ourselves of thetans. And of course in the future Cruise will be worshiped like Jesus....ya duh, that's all obvious.....I'm just wondering if he has a new movie coming out!
Cruise be with you, and also with you!