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.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Antitrust Stupidity

The attorney general of New York state, acting without the consent of the other 49 states, has filed an antitrust suit against microprocessor manufacturere Intel

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the computer chip manufacturing giant Intel, accusing the company of engaging in a “systematic worldwide campaign of illegal, exclusionary conduct to maintain its monopoly power,” in the market for computer chips starting in 2001.
The complaint alleges that Intel paid hundreds of millions and in some cases billions of dollars in rebates to PC manufacturers in an attempt to limit their use of chips from rival Advanced Micro Devices. When PC companies appeared to be getting too close to AMD, Intel would, the complaint says, threaten them with retribution by withholding payments they were receiving from Intel.

Just imagine this scenario: Cuomo and some other promulgators get their way in the courts and squash Intel, giving an opening to companies in China or Japan who steal the customers. That's how the Democrats manage their domestic economic policies. They cut off America's nose just to spite its face.

It is time that all state and federal antitrust laws were reviewed and revised with full consideration of the international competitive environment. But don't hold your breath for the Democrats to do it.