Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snowstorm squelches climate change protest

I was really sorry to hear these guys' plans were ruined

A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday's snowstorm.
"Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions," said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah.
It didn't take long for the six friends to pack up a bullhorn and posters they'd planned to use for their "scream-in," an outlet for their frustration about the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks earlier this month to curb the pollution blamed for climate change.
Still, they chatted with a few passers-by during the commuter-hour protest near the Gateway, and explained that, blizzard aside, climate change is expected to bring chaos to the global climate, said Major.
She called Wednesday evening's effort a success and possibly the first in a series. As for the snow, it's not entirely new; a protest she attended last year in Washington, D.C., suffered a similar fate.
"There is always the irony element," Major said.

Sure hope they didn't catch frostbite.

No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds

I always smirk or even BOL when I hear about the 'scientific consensus' concerning global warming. Now there is a new study published that finds no increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide

To assess whether the airborne fraction is indeed increasing, Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol reanalyzed available atmospheric carbon dioxide and emissions data since 1850 and considers the uncertainties in the data.
In contradiction to some recent studies, he finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.
The research is published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Here is a brief list of what science does NOT know about the entire global warming theory:

1. It is not known if burning fossil fuels actually increases the equilibrium amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is quite likely that most of it is absorbed in the oceans.

2. It is not known if an increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will increase temperatures. One thing we know for sure is that the earth radiates out into space just as much energy as it receives from the sun.

3. There is no trend in the increase nor decrease of polar ice coverage. There is a regular cycle of freezing in the winter and melting in the summer.

4. There has been no increase in the number or severity of tornadoes or hurricanes.

5. There is no decrease in the polar bear populations

6. There is no evidence that there has been any significant increase in atmospheric or oceanic temperatures over the past century.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

0bama Administration Accomplishes Major Decrease in Crime Rate

You have heard me criticize 0bama when appropriate on this venue. But I will also praise him when he does something good:

Americans went on binges buying guns and ammunition in early 2009, worried that a radical leftist president and Democrat-dominated Congress would violate their Second-Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. The effects? Less murder, robbery, rape, and property crime, according to an FBI report released Monday. This gives the young president and Democrat Congress at least one proud but unintended accomplishment for which they'll never claim credit.

Indeed, gun buyers were out in droves in late 2008 and early 2009. While it's easy to infer that increased gun ownership figures align precisely with the drop in crime in the same calendar period, you won't see that headline in the New York Times, despite their penchant for such inferences about increases in crime coinciding with increasing "guns on the street."

The gun-buying started shortly before, and then took off after, Obama's election. The Toronto Star reported a 15% increase of 108,000 more FBI background checks in October 2008 than during the same month in 2007. People were already anticipating the dire consequences of an Obama victory. Then, in November 2008, the number of FBI background checks on applicants buying guns spiked 42% from the previous year. The FBI performed 12.7 million background checks in 2008, compared to 11.2 million in 2007, a 13% increase.

So why isn't 0bama bragging on this? I'm baffled.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"I am, I'm too fabulous
I'm so fierce that it's so nuts"

Monday, December 28, 2009

Attention: All Global Warming Moonbats
We are still digging out from under 14 inches of global warming here in Oklahoma. Please come and bring your shovels.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"The President is Smoking Pot or Something"

Robert Morgenthau, longtime district attorney for Manhattan, had this to say about 0bama's foreign policy towards Iran:

'Everyone has dropped the ball on [Iran sanctions]. The president is smoking pot or something if he thinks that being nice to these guys is going to get him anywhere," Mr. Morgenthau says.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm Off For a Few

Rocky, Daphne, and I are headed to Kansas to reduce the surplus pheasant population, thence to Texas for Xmas.

I'll be back this weekend, with plenty more pics of our Beloved Smurf.
How Much to Bribe a Democrat Senator?

Nelson is cheap. He should have held out for $100 billion

Nebraska will receive $100 million in assistance for its state Medicaid program under provisions negotiated by Sen. Ben Nelson (D) in the Senate's healthcare reform bill.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) informed lawmakers on Sunday night that the section of the manager's amendment to the Senate's health bill would cost $1.2 billion over 10 years.

Nelson managed to win a share of the section of the manager's amendment on Equitable Support for Certain States, which will provide Nebraska, along with Massachusetts and Vermont, support in paying its share of additional costs to Medicaid in the health legislation.

The provision, which Republicans have derided as the "Cornhusker Kickback," actually provides Nebraska the least of the three states. Vermont will receive $600 million over 10 years, while Massachusetts will receive $500 million. The money to Nebraska had previously been reported to be $45 million.

Man asks a woman "Will you sleep with me for $10,000?"

Woman "Sure!"

Man "How about for $2?"

Woman "What do you think I am, a common whore?"

Man "We've already established what you are. We're just haggling over the price"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Does anyone seriously believe this is a man? It's amazing how ridiculous some rumors can be.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to Promote Global Warming? Smear the Skeptics!

Steve McIntyre in Canada has been doing outstanding work of investigating the research of global warming alarmists such as Mann, Briffa, Jones, and many others. He has been met by smears, stonewalling, and outright threats. He doesn't take one cent of public funding. He's just doing this on his own time. Here are some comments on his blogue Climate Audit about the Climategate emails. The Branch Carbonians want to redefine the meaning of 'peer review'.

One of the Climategate texts that has attracted considerable commentary is:

"The other paper by MM is just garbage …I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin [Trenberth] and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is !"

The “community”’s response to this has been: move along, there’s nothing to see. A typical defence is that of Ronald Prinn of MIT (e.g. here around minute 48) and others) : that improper peer review activities by CRU and their associates didn’t “matter” because McIntyre and McKitrick were discussed by IPCC after all:

“Five papers by McIntyre and McKitrick were published and then referenced and discussed in the IPCC.”

In yesterday’s post, I showed that the Climategate letters showed gatekeeping incidents that had nothing to do with McIntyre and McKitrick – even preceding our entry onto the scene. In today’s post, I’m going to place the money quote in context, showing that Jones and Trenberth did in fact live up to their threats, breaching other IPCC rules along the way.

If anyone reading this actually believes the 'climate change' mythology, I urge you to consider this. Ask the alarmists what their evidence is and they will say something about a 'scientific consensus', without reference to any facts at all. Ask to see their data, or their computer programs, and they will refuse or stonewall.

Then go to the skeptics like Steve McIntyre, Ross McKitrick (economist at the university of Guelph in Canada), Richard Lindzen (meteorologist at MIT), or any of the others. They will refer you to the data. They will gladly share their data with you. They will happily share their computer programs used to analyze the data. They will tell you to look at the facts and decide for yourself.

"My Grandma says she can see me because I wear no pants, so I will continue to wear no pants so she can see me"
Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming

It Looks like all those world leaders have been successful in seeing to it that we don't have any global warming:

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.
“Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”
Delegates from 193 countries have been in Copenhagen since Dec. 7 to discuss how to fund global greenhouse gas emission cuts. U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive before the summit is scheduled to end tomorrow

OK. So you guys have have saved the planet from global warming. Time to pat yourselves on the back, award yourselves a few more Nobel prizes, and go home now.

DemocRats Deserting Sinking Ship

While the unholy trinity of 0bama, Pelosi, and Reid still attempt to nationalize the health care system, many of the lower-ranking rats are abandoning ship

While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrambles to assemble 60 Democratic votes for health care legislation that, according to the average of recent polls, is opposed by a 53 percent-to-38 percent margin, several Democratic members of the House are scrambling for the exits on what is starting to look like a sinking ship.
You may noticed that I avoided using the cliche "rats leaving the sinking ship," because the four Democratic House members who over the last three weeks announced their decisions to retire rather than run for ree-lection cannot fairly be characterized as rats.
To the contrary, Dennis Moore (Kansas 3), John Tanner (Tennessee 8), Brian Baird (Washington 3) and Bart Gordon (Tennessee 6) are competent House members who among them have won election to Congress 36 times. Gordon is chairman of the House Science Committee; Tanner was offered an appointment to succeed Al Gore in the Senate in 1992; Baird was lead sponsor of measures to ensure the continuity of Congress in time of national disaster. All have claims to significant legislative accomplishments.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Speak Up, Al

That wasn't very nice to break that guy's microphone, was it?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Don't You Love Them Branch Carbonians?

Read first about their 'carbon footprint'

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Copenhagen climate talks will generate more carbon emissions than any previous climate conference, equivalent to the annual output of over half a million Ethiopians, figures commissioned by hosts Denmark show.
Delegates, journalists, activists and observers from almost 200 countries have gathered at the Dec 7-18 summit and their travel and work will create 46,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide, most of it from their flights.

And in the meantime

People in the north-central part of the Canadian province of Ontario are digging out after one of the worst snow storms on record.
Some areas north of Toronto received as much as 100 centimetres of snow over the past three days.
The main highway through the region re-opened for the first time in days, but nearly all side roads remain closed, blocked by a thick blanket of snow, in some areas chest high.
More than 100,000 people have been affected by the storm, either cut off in smaller communities, or in their cottages, or stranded by the road closures.
In one town the mayor declared a snow emergency, shutting schools and businesses.
Officials say emergency road crews clearing roads are completely exhausted. Officers at one police detachment said they could not see their parked patrol cars buried under the snow.
Police are also urging travellers to stay away from the region at least for the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, western Canada is in the grip of a cold snap with temperatures plummeting anywhere from -40 to -50 degrees Celsius.

It's not even officially winter yet, and we are freezing our butts off here in Oklahoma too.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

“only value the opinion of those you respect"
Well, BOO HOO....

Michael Smerconish is whining about Dick Cheney's criticism of the 0bama administration's foreign policy

By using a 90-minute interview with Politico to preemptively criticize President Obama's decision-making process regarding Afghanistan, Cheney sought to undermine the commander in chief the night before the most important foreign-policy announcement of his young presidency.
That the former vice president said Obama was projecting "weakness" was bad. Worse was when he suggested that Obama was "far more radical" than expected on some foreign-policy and national-security issues, which was wholly over the line.
It is not always Cheney's message with which I disagree. I happen to concur with his defense earlier this year of harsh interrogation methods. My objection is to the messenger and the timing. Whatever he says carries the imprimatur of the office he once held, and speaking up at critical junctures undercuts the president before his policies can take hold.

Of course, we know the Democrats would never try to undermine Bush, or his father, or Reagan, or.... Naw!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The UN's Jackbooted Thugs

We have written previously about Stanford professor Stephen Schneider and how he flip-flopped from being a ice-age doomsayer to a global warming alarmist.

Now we learn that Dr. Schneider called in security rather than answer questions about Climategate from Phelim McAleer:

A Stanford professor with ties to Nobel Laureate Al Gore and the growing ClimateGate scandal used United Nations security officials at the climate conference in Copenhagen to halt questions about e-mail messages obtained from Britain's Climatic Research Unit.
Dr. Stephen Schneider was speaking at the Bella Centre Thursday when Irish journalist Phelim McAleer began asking about ClimateGate.
McAleer is known for his documentary "Not Evil, Just Wrong," which challenged the content of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," as well as for confronting the former Vice President during a lecture in October only to have his microphone turned off.
According to a video just posted at Big Government, UN security officials stepped in when McAleer tried to ask the Professor inconvenient questions.

Professor Stephen Schneider's assistant requested armed UN security officers who held film maker Phelim McAleer, ordered him to stop filming and prevented further questioning after the press conference where the Stanford academic was launching a book.

This is what the entire global warming hoax has come to. Next thing you will see people prosecuted and thrown in jail for questioning the Branch Carbonians.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Don't forget to follow your dreams and always be yourself and you know what you can tell them when they tell you that you're not right? You tell them Lady Gaga says to fuck off."

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Sarah Palin Scores Direct Hit; Al Gore Throws Fit

I must admit that I was very disappointed and skeptical of her future in politics when Sarah resigned from her position as governor of Alaska. But now she is emerging as a leader of the opposition to the marxist 0bama administration's statist policies. In her Op-Ed today in the WaPo, Sarah showed some real backbone on the issue of the global warming hoax. This is something both Bush and McCain failed to do.

With the publication of damaging e-mails from a climate research center in Britain, the radical environmental movement appears to face a tipping point. The revelation of appalling actions by so-called climate change experts allows the American public to finally understand the concerns so many of us have articulated on this issue.

"Climate-gate," as the e-mails and other documents from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have become known, exposes a highly politicized scientific circle -- the same circle whose work underlies efforts at the Copenhagen climate change conference. The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won't change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worse.

The e-mails reveal that leading climate "experts" deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, and tried to silence their critics by preventing them from publishing in peer-reviewed journals. What's more, the documents show that there was no real consensus even within the CRU crowd. Some scientists had strong doubts about the accuracy of estimates of temperatures from centuries ago, estimates used to back claims that more recent temperatures are rising at an alarming rate.

Al Gore's response to Sarah's Op-Ed was predictable

Well, you know, the -- the global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality. After all, the entire north polar icecap, which has been there for most of the last 3 million years, is disappearing before our eyes. Forty percent is already gone. The rest is expected to go completely within the next decade. What do they think is causing this?
The mountain glaciers in every region of the world are melting, many of them at an accelerated rate, threatening drinking supplies -- drinking water supplies and agricultural water supplies. We have these record storms, drought, floods, fires, three deaths (ph) in the American West, climate refugees beginning now, expected to rise to the hundreds of millions unless we take action.
These effects are taking place all over the world exactly as predicted by the scientists, who have warned for years that, if we continue putting 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every day, the accumulation -- that's going to trap lots more heat, raise temperatures, and cause all of these consequences that are already beginning.

Yeah, Al. Winter hasn't even officially begun and we will have 10 degree temperatures tonight.

Sarah is doing what it takes to become a leader -- perhaps the leader, of the Republican party.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Will You Guys Please Chill Out?
Tiger will play again. He's too damn good with a golf club not to.
All he did was to sleep with some attractive ladies. That's something that most of you would do if the opportunity presented itself. When someone is as handsome and successfull as Tiger, the opportunity often arises.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Public Not Sold on Climate Change

Many of the so-called 'elites' in government, academia, entertainment, and elsewhere are taking AGW for granted. They are quick to accept the 'scientific consensus' even though there is none.

But for those of us who have no need to impress someone else with our viewpoints, the entire hoax falls apart very quickly. The elites are baffled by our neanderthal attitudes, so they try to think of various ways to rationalize our failure to see the light. From NPR we have these thoughts:

Nearly 100 world leaders are expected to appear at the global warming talks that open Monday in Copenhagen. This is an unprecedented showing of leadership for the issue. Yet at the same time, public opinion of climate change is souring — particularly in the United States.
A recent Harris Poll, among the latest of several over the past year, shows that barely half of the American public believes that the carbon dioxide that's building up in the atmosphere could warm up our planet.
There are multiple reasons for this growing skepticism, including psychological reactions and politics. Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale University School of Forestry puts one reason above all the rest: "First of all, it's the economy, stupid."

Now get a load of this:

Even as scientists become more confident that climate change is a serious hazard, public opinion is shifting the other way, says Kari Marie Norgaard at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
"This seems irrational," she says. "And in that sense, it's challenging the basic premise that we have of an enlightened, democratic, modern society."
Norgaard studied this shift in public opinion and found that as people start to feel overwhelmed by the scope of the problem, they simply turn away from the topic. It's a form of denial, she says.
"We just don't want to know about it, so we are actively distancing ourselves from it or trying to protect ourselves from it."

Actually, Kari, it is reaffirming the basic premise of an enlightened, democratic, modern society. People are thinking for themselves, rather than allowing themselves to be led around like sheep by an unthinking elite.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Why Should We?

As the Anchoress has said many times, if the advocates of climate change aren't taking the matter seriously, then why should we? They want all the little people to go back to living like cave men, while they jet around the world and ride in limos.

On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the "summit to save the world", which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.
"We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention," she says. "But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report."

Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. "We haven't got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand," she says. "We're having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."
And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? "Five," says Ms Jorgensen. "The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don't have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it's very Danish."
The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

"Have you ever loved something so much you told a tiny little lie. A negative truth. And you believed and you loved your new inventions so deeply, you would kill to make it true. Your visualisation, your futurisation, your self-masturbation. It's all you have so honour it. Some say Lady Gaga is a lie. And they are right, I am a lie and everyday I kill to make it true."

Should Bernanke be Reappointed?
Ruled by Rules

Steven Greenhut has an interesting essay in the OC Register

To the extent that anyone still thinks about the former Soviet Union and its satellite communist states, they understandably think about the suffocating oppression – the Berlin Wall, the gulags, the KGB, the political prisoners, the persecution of religious people and minorities. Yet, in talking to refugees from that nightmarish world, it's clear that one of the worst aspects of communism was the endless waiting in line, the ceaseless bureaucracy and the incomprehensible rules and regulations that governed every aspect of everyday life.
Despite some real assaults on civil liberties in America (by Republican and Democratic administrations alike), Americans aren't facing too many serious dangers of the first kind mentioned above. But, as government expands its reach, we are facing bigger lines, additional nonsensical rules and more bureaucracy. You can barely do anything these days without getting approval from the authorities these days, and this touches on even the smallest, most inconsequential areas of our existence.

It has long been one of the goals of the left to have so many rules and regulations that they are impossible to obey. That way, anyone may be thrown in jail who does not cooperate with the powers that be.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

"You can be smart and still be in your underwear"

BBC Exposes Fudge Factor
Even though many of the Branch Carbonians are still clinging to their religion, their hoax is rapidly unraveling. Even the BBC showed how a regular computer programmer easily slagged some of the computer code uncovered in climategate

A segment on the Dec. 3 broadcast of BBC's "Newsnight," showed the implications of the story behind the so-called "ClimateGate" scandal are more than just e-mails concealing data, but an incompetence analyzing the data by way of faulty computer code.
John Graham-Cumming, a British programmer known for the open source "POPFile email filtering program" explained how the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had wholesale problems with its computer programming analyzing climate change data, with billion, if not even trillions of dollars, on the line.

Who will be the last man standing when the Branch Carbonians admit defeat? My money is on Al Gore.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Danish Parliament Speaker Questions Global Warming

Could it be that we naysayers are reaching a critical mass? Thor Pederson expresses his doubts:

As the world prepares to converge on Copenhagen for the COP15 Climate Summit, Denmark’s Speaker of Parliament has expressed serious doubts as to the way in which the climate debate has developed.
“The problem is that lots of people go around saying that the climate change we see is a result of human activity. That is a very dangerous claim,” Parliamentary Speaker and former Finance Minister Thor Pedersen (Lib) tells DR.
“Unfortunately I seem to experience that scientists say: ‘We have a theory’ – then that crosses the road to the politicians who say: ‘We know’. Who can be bothered to hear a scientist who says ‘I have a theory’ when politicians go around saying ‘I know’” Thor Pedersen says

Thursday, December 03, 2009

"So I like to create this atmosphere for my fans where they feel like they have a freak in me to hang out with and they don’t feel alone.”
Sisters of Mercy to Pay €128 million to Child Abuse Victims

We have written previously about the massive child abuse in the Republic of Ireland. Some of the primary culprits were the 'Sisters of Mercy', a group of nuns. The sisters now plan to pay 128 million euros in compensation to surviving victims.

A leading order of Catholic nuns which ran one of the most notorious industrial schools in Ireland tonight offered €128million (£116million) to compensate child abuse survivors.
The Sisters of Mercy, who were in charge of Goldenbridge Industrial School, Dublin, will donate €20million (£18million) in cash and €108million (£97million) worth of property to charities and the state.
The funds will also support counselling services.
Industrial schools were established in Ireland in the late 1800s to care for neglected, orphaned and abandoned children.

The Congregation, exposed along with 17 other orders for imposing physically and psychologically abusive regimes in state-run institutions, said the offer was an attempt to be faithful to values of reparation, reconciliation, healing and responsibility.

Not good enough. We need some millstones and rope.

Why Are the Mainstream Media Ignoring Climategate?

The main reason is they can't comprehend a little basic science and statistics:

Slice your average environment correspondent through the middle and you're going to find a left-leaning liberal arts graduate who is utterly out of his/her depth. Their world view is being swept from underneath them and they are being shown—in ways that they do not really and have never had to understand—that the guys they thought were the goodies are in fact "at it" and that those they have spent a decade disparaging as deniers were in fact spot on.

Another thing is that these climate "scientists" (Jones, Mann, Hansen, etc) have staked their careers on global warming. If and when it is revealed to be a fraud, their careers will be over. Therefore they have nothing to lose by lying, screaming, and bullshitting until the game is over.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

"Are You Hungry For Wonderful? Cause I Am."

Give the Guy a Break
I got a couple questions for all you holier-than-thou zealots who are so quick to condemn Tiger.
1. Have you ever had any problems in your family?
2. Have you ever looked at an attractive young woman and wondered what she would look like naked?
Tiger has never claimed to be a saint. He's just a guy who plays a good round of golf. The only difference between him and the rest of us average Joes is we don't have our problems thrust in the public spotlight.

Check out Christopher Monckton's Report on Climategate

"The only place you wanna be is underneath my Christmas tree"

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Head of Climate Hoax Center to Temporarily Step Down

This is a step in the right direction. Phil Jones, head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, will step down pending investigation

LONDON (AP) - Britain's University of East Anglia says the director of its prestigious Climatic Research Unit is stepping down pending an investigation into allegations that he overstated the case for man-made climate change.
The university says Phil Jones will relinquish his position until the completion of an independent review into allegations that he worked to alter the way in which global temperature data was presented.
The allegations were made after more than a decade of correspondence between leading British and U.S. scientists were posted to the Web following the security breach last month.
The e-mails were seized upon by some skeptics of man-made climate change as proof that scientists are manipulating the data about its extent.

Now if we can just convince the lamestream media to abandon their political agenda for just a few days and begin reporting the facts about the climate, we can nip this problem in the bud.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Speak for Yourself, Liz

Don't you love it when someone puts words into your mouth? Liz Peek wants to know Where is 0bama the Leader?

It is becoming crystal clear that President Obama is not the leader we thought he was. This revelation is as surprising as it is disappointing. He certainly looks like a leader; heaven knows he talks like a leader, but it turns out that he lacks a crucial qualification that all real leaders possess.
Great leaders put themselves on the line; Obama puts Congress on the line.

"We" thought he was a leader? Excuse me, Liz. Do you have a mouse in your pocket? The only thing I ever thought of 0bama is that he is a glib gasbag who spouts leftwing bromides without giving them the slightest bit of thought or critical scrutiny.

"I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you're afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much."
It gets Stankier and Stankier

Climategate has made many so-called 'climate scientists' in both the USA and UK look like con men. Now we learn that the BBC had the emails over one month before they were publicly revealed and they did nothing!

The BBC has become tangled in the row over the alleged manipulation of scientific data on global warming.
One of its reporters has revealed he was sent some of the leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia more than a month ago – but did nothing about them.
Despite the explosive nature of some of the messages – which revealed apparent attempts by the CRU’s head, Professor Phil Jones, to destroy global temperature data rather than give it to scientists with opposing views – Paul Hudson failed to report the story.
This has led to suspicions that the scandal was ignored because it ran counter to what critics say is the BBC’s unquestioning acceptance in many of its programmes that man-made climate change is destroying the planet.

The leftist media have long been active co-conspirators in the fraud known as 'climate change' or 'global warming'.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Fallout from Climategate

Now that the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia are beginning to raise suspicions among those who were not already suspicious, some actions are being taken. First of all the 'scientists' at the Climate Research Unit have agreed to release all the data after stonewalling for years

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.

The publication will be carried out in collaboration with the Met Office Hadley Centre. The full data, when disclosed, is certain to be scrutinised by both sides in the fierce debate.
A grandfather with a training in electrical engineering dating back more than 40 years emerged from the leaked emails as a leading climate sceptic trying to bring down the scientific establishment on global warming.
David Holland, who describes himself as a David taking on the Goliath that is the prevailing scientific consensus, is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain's most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws.

Secondly, Michael Mann, author of the fraudulent 'hockey stick' that purports to show massive temperature increases in the 20th century with little or no medeival warming period, is being investigate by his employer, Penn State University.

As a result of the growing ClimateGate scandal, Penn State University is investigating Michael Mann, its high-profile professor on the sending and receiving end of controversial e-mail messages recently obtained from a British Climate Research Unit.
Mann, as one of the originators of the infamous Hockey Stick graph, is the climatologist at the very heart of the global warming myth.
As the creator of "Mike's Nature trick," a particularly damning phrase used in one of the e-mail messages in question, Mann is also a key figure in ClimateGate.

I suspect Penn State will do little or nothing. Mann brings in beaucoup research dollars from our despots in Washington. No university will voluntarily abandon the gravy train.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Where do I Apply?

This sounds like a dream job:

Leeds University advertises for lap dance research officer

The advertised position, in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, is for: “Research Officer - The rise and regulation of lap dancing and the place of sexual labour and consumption in the night time economy”.
The advertisement further stipulates that “prior experience of conducting research in the female sex industry” is essential.
Having got the post, the successful applicant would work with the school's team on a research project to examine the “rise, tolerance and integration of sexual consumption and sexual labour displayed through the erotic dance industry”, and the commercialisation of female sexuality and the female body.
It hopes to determine where dancers are recruited from and what their working conditions are like, as well as examining how erotic dancing has become a “mainstream” entertainment, available on the high street of most British cities.
The researchers will interview 300 erotic dancers in two northern English towns, as well as other industry figures including manage and regulators.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Head of British Climate Research Centre Asked to Resign

It looks like the entire global warming hoax is unraveling. But I'm not sure its dead yet. Al Gore & Co appear determined to pull the wool over our eyes. But one promising sign are the calls for the heard of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia to resign

The scientist at the heart of the climate change scandal was under growing pressure to quit last night.
George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data.
More emails came to light yesterday, including one in which an American climatologist admitted it was a travesty that scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years.
In another note, UK researchers dismissed the work of scientists challenging global warming as 'crap'.
Another appeared to call for pressure on the BBC after a reporter suggested that evidence for rising temperatures since 2001 was thin.
In one of the most damning messages, Professor Jones appeared to respond to the death of a climate sceptic with the words 'in an odd way this is cheering news!'.

Monday, November 23, 2009

How Much More Will Gold Rise?

Good question. If there were an easy answer then we would all be billionaires. Bill Fleckenstein reflects on the subject:

There has been an endless amount of chatter about the price of gold being too high (it's not) and perhaps representing a bubble. It also seems that fair amounts of ink and windage have been wasted on worries about the gold trade being "too crowded."

In my daily column on my own Web site, on Sept. 17, I noted a remark by Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter that the gold market was "terribly, egregiously, preposterously, shockingly overpopulated."

That day, gold closed at $1,014 an ounce. Here we are, about two months later, and gold is more than 10% higher.
In a bull market, worrying about an idea being too crowded with like-minded investors is not very productive. More likely than not, it will help to eliminate you from a winning position.
At some point, when the gold market is finally reaching a top, it will, in fact, be too crowded. But we're almost nine years into this bull market in gold, and to me it seems that there are more people of the mind that "the trade" is too crowded than there are who say it isn't.

I wish I knew where gold is headed. But I can give one bit of insight into the recent increases in the price of both gold and silver. In our research on the precious metals, we found that their prices correlate closely with measures of expected future inflation. It is not surprising, given the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy, that investors would expect the inflation rate to increase.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Website Hacked, Global Warming Hoaxers Caught Red-Handed

One of the primary sites for research into 'global warming' is the Hadley Climatic Research Center at the University of East Anglia in the UK. This is where many of the proponents of the man-made global warming theories work. Steve McIntyre and others have made many attempts to obtain the data and computer codes they use in their research and have been stonewalled at every step.

Some one recently hacked into their network and copied over 1,000 emails and other documents sent to and from Phillip Jones, director of the Center. Many of the emails reveal how they have purposefully falsified their research to promote their theory that human CO2 emissions are causing the earth to warm. One example:

From: Phil JonesTo: ray bradley ,, mhughes@xxxx.xxxSubject: Diagram for WMO StatementDate: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000Cc: k.briffa@xxx.xx.xx,

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today orfirst thing tomorrow.I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real tempsto each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annualland and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH landN of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 withdata through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.Thanks for the comments, Ray.
Prof. Phil JonesClimatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) xxxxxSchool of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxxUniversity of East AngliaNorwich Email p.jones@xxxx.xxxNR4 7TJUK

I put the interesting part in red. If these emails are genuine, they are a smoking gun that cannot be ignored.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Next President of the USA?
Why the hell not? People feel safe around her.
And we know she's tough. She has taken more shit than any other politician in recent history. And she came out of it with a smile on her face.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gaddafi Hires 500 Italian Escort Girls, Tries Converting Them to Islam

The truth is stranger than fiction. You cannot make up stuff like this

Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi asked an escort agency to supply 500 ‘beautiful Italian girls’ for a gala evening at which he tried to convert them to Islam, it emerged today.

The 67-year-old leader also requested that they ‘were aged between 18 and 35 years old, did not wear mini skirts or have plunging necklines but high heels were OK.’

The women, all glamorously dressed, were told to meet at a hotel in the centre of Rome, where Gaddafi is attending a summit on world food security, before being taken to the Libyan ambassador’s residence in the city.

The girls, a mixture of blondes and brunettes dressed in heels, stockings and three-quarter length coats, were seen queuing up to go through security checks.

Several of them were turned away after being told they were inappropriately dressed or they were too short.

Once inside - and after an hour’s delay - Gaddafi arrived in a white limousine to lecture the girls on the superiority of Islam.

He also gave a talk on the Muslim Koran and gave all the girls a copy as a gift as well as a signed version of his Green Book on democracy and political philosophy, written in 1975.

However, this time, his lecture did not go down well with many of the girls, who were also given a €50 cash tip.

Many of them complained they ‘felt offended as women and for their religion’.
One blonde woman who did not give her name said: ‘I was particularly offended when he said we believed that Christ had been crucified but he hadn’t, instead it was someone who looked like him and that God had saved Christ.’

I think I'll go to Saudi Arabia, ask for 500 attractive young Bedouin girls, give them copies of the bible and see about converting them to Christianity. Do you think I would get out of the country alive?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thoughts on the Berlin Wall

Since I am old enough to remember the Soviet era and the cold war quite well, I can recall being stunned and flabbergasted by those in the west who admired the political/economic systems of the Soviet Union and its satellites. That is when I developed a severe lack of respect for the left. People were risking their lives, trying to cross a heavily fortified wall, or going out into the open sea in tiny, overcrowded boats, and the left were trying to tell them they were running away from something good!

Kevin Myers writes about his memories of the fall of the Berlin wall:

Some days after the wall was demolished by capering youngsters, I was in Prague to report on events there. No one at that point realised what a hall of mirrors communism really was, a few commissars with their power magnified within the minds of the audience simply by the reflective power of the state. But then I saw the communist edifice collapse before my eyes: it was one of the most wonderful moments in my entire life.

A young Irish student there named O hEithir -- the son of the RTE broadcaster Brendan -- introduced me to some of his Czech friends. They knew nothing about Ireland, save the Workers Party, which they detested. "What are these people, the Irish Workers Party?" asked one, with the others listening in, and nodding in agreement. "Why do they come here, telling us we live in a socialist paradise? We live in poverty and humiliation, and they come here for a week, are shown the most touristic parts of imperial Prague by communist party hacks, they tell us how lucky we are, and then they go home. Bastards."

I will give credit where it is due. Many on the left were not fooled by Soviet communism. But almost every one of them want to replicate its policies here, including suppression of free speech and other civil liberties.

How Best to Handle Fat Al?

Al Gore was in south Florida last night. The alleged reason was to promote his global warming hoax. But I wonder if he also wanted to reminisce over some previous dealings he has had in the area. No matter. About 200 protestors showed up in Boca Raton to express their love and affection for his talent at spreading bullshit

BOCA RATON - Former Vice President Al Gore's global-warming speech Saturday night at Mizner Park drew about a thousand attendees, as well as more than 200 loud protesters.

Stationed outside the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the protesters jeered at Gore as he took the podium and at those walking into the open-air venue to listen to the speech.

"This is the most dangerous crisis we've ever faced," Gore said of climate change. He spoke over a chorus of boos from protesters, who were monitored by at least a dozen uniformed city police officers.

Many of the protesters were with the groups Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and South Florida Tea Party, the latter of which feels that Gore's views will eventually lead to increased taxes and flawed business legislation.

The protesters carried drums, bullhorns and posters. One read "Practice what you preach," accusing Gore of not living a green lifestyle. Another poster read "The masses follow the asses," depicting the protesters' opinion that Gore's message is not backed by scientific evidence.

I think our allies in south Florida have the right approach. Although the research of Steve McIntyre, Ross McKitrick, Anthony Watts, and many others has been very useful to help persuade thinking people that the earth's atmosphere is not warming, moonbats like Gore did not arrive at their positions through thinking or reason. Thus, it is unlikely they can be persuaded to change their positions through reason and evidence.

The best approach has been demonstrated by the protestors in Boca. Laugh and ridicule Gore and his followers. Laugh them right out of the place.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

# ?: Stefani Germanotta
The Lady Gaga gives us so many different looks, it's not feasible to rank her properly. But this smurf-sized hottie definitely belongs somewhere in the list of most beautiful women.
Oh....another thing.....she is the most talented musician to arrive on the scene since Jimmy Page.

#1: Sophie Marceau

As Gomer Pyle would say "Surprise! Surprise!". There's no question about it. No debate. No equivocation. Sophie is the hottest woman on the planet. She can't help it. She's just freaking gorgeous.

And that concludes our top 20 most beautiful women. Except for one honorable mention to follow.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

#2 Brigitte Bardot

How hot can any woman get? She had a 19-inch waist.

And to her credit, now that she is in her seventies, she's not afraid to be seen in public as a 70 year old.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

#3 Natalie Wood

She was the essence of femininity.
0bama doesn't Rule Out Jail Time For Disobeying New Health Care Laws

I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard some leftist claim that he could have the government take over the economy without suppressing individual freedom and civil rights. It isn't possible. Political freedom and economic freedom go hand in hand, as F.A. Hayek so eloquently demonstrated in his book "Road to Serfdom".

Now we know that the health care nationalisation bill recently passed by the House of Representatives has a provision that anyone who defies the rules and refuses to buy the health insurance gets thrown in jail. An ABC reporter recently pressed 0bama on the matter and he did not rule out the possibility of jail time as a punishment.

That is the essence of the political philosophy of the left. They want authoritarian (or even totalitarian) government. They don't want freedom. That's why I don't want them.

Monday, November 09, 2009

"Some artists want your money so they can buy Range Rovers and diamond bracelets, but I don't care about that kind of stuff. I want your soul."

Friday, November 06, 2009

#4: Elizabeth Hurley

Thursday, November 05, 2009

#5: Shannon Tweed
I had difficulty finding good pictures of her with her clothes on. Either way, she looks great.