Archive for February, 2010

The Great Global Warming Collapse

6 February 2010

This just seems to be the perfect topic to read and enjoy as record snowfall is hitting the greater DC area. The Globe and Mail (of Canada; the US media is still hoping the storm of ClimateGate and associated UN and IPCC scandals will blow over as they accumulate by the foot) writes:

In 2007, the most comprehensive report to date on global warming, issued by the respected United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made a shocking claim: The Himalayan glaciers could melt away as soon as 2035. … But the claim was rubbish, and the world’s top glaciologists knew it. It was based not on rigorously peer-reviewed science but on an anecdotal report by the WWF itself.

i find it hilarious that the World Wildlife Fund currently has less credibility than whatever the World Wrestling Federation is calling itself these days. After all, what is in  a name  an acronym? It’s already a scandal that an environmental advocacy group was cited (in many different areas) in the IPCC report, a report which was only supposed to use rigorously peer-reviewed science (and even the merit of that is questionable, given the CRU disclosures) – it is but icing on the cake when (to what should be no one’s surprise) the WWF allegations are proven to be wrong. Easily proven. The only reason we’re only finding this out now is because the people who knew weren’t talking, and the people who were supposed to fact check had no interest in doing so. But, after all of the other disclosures (and they’re still coming) ClimateGate et alia have “gotten legs”. The story has momentum, and can’t be stopped or ignored (no matter how hard people try – and boy, are they trying!)

“The global warming movement as we have known it is dead,” the brilliant analyst Walter Russell Mead says in his blog on The American Interest. It was done in by a combination of bad science and bad politics. The impetus for the Copenhagen conference was that the science makes it imperative for us to act. …

And without the ability to scare us that “we need to act now” because “the science is settled”, nobody is going to go along with a scheme designed to destroy the global economy and national sovereignty. Not gonna happen.

…many climate scientists now sense a sinking ship, and they’re bailing out. Among them is Andrew Weaver, a climatologist at the University of Victoria who acknowledges that the climate body has crossed the line into advocacy. Even Britain’s Greenpeace has called for Mr. Pachauri’s resignation. India says it will establish its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the IPCC. … As Mr. Mead succinctly puts it: “Skeptics up, Obama down, cap-and-trade dead.” …

Good thing, too. I have more than enough snow to shovel (I’ve already been out there today, and I can already see the snow refilling the areas we’ve cleared) without shoveling the acres of Al Gore’s BS as well.

Weiners, Hammers, and Facing Reality

5 February 2010

Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) appeared on The Daily Show and called Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) “a dick” (The Hill). I say that anybody named WEINER should be careful about calling other people names.

“I am not an ideologue,” protested President Obama at a gathering with Republican House members last week. “Perhaps,” says Charles Krauthammer, “but he does have a tenacious commitment to a set of political convictions.” (H/T: Speranza)

Obama admits that Health Care takeover may die. See? He is capable of perceiving reality from time to time!

Gallup: Majority of Democrats (53%) have a positive view of socialism.

Now, I’m back to watching twenty to thirty inches of snow fall that I’ll have to shovel tomorrow.

Obama: Rotten to the Corps

5 February 2010

He says “corpse-man” three times. “Corps” is pronounced “core”, not “corpse”. (More from Hot Air.) I’m sure this will be mocked endlessly and used as proof of Obama’s mental incompetence in the same way that “nucular” was used for Bush, right? Right?

Other: Brown In, India Out, Obama Closed

4 February 2010

Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown was finally sworn in as US senator today in Washington DC, ending the illegal continued voting of his appointed predecessor. Labor leaders are ‘fuming’ over Scott Brown assuming the office to which he is legally entitled, thanks to the people of Massachusetts. (H/T: Gateway Pundit)

According to the Telegraph, India has established its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group headed by its own Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. R. K. Pachauri.

And finally, the world’s smallest violin is playing for the closed Obama Store in Union Station, DC – tangible proof that the Obama honeymoon is over.

He Has a Wife, You Know

4 February 2010

From this FOX New story, we have the latest in Middle Eastern diplomacy…

A high-ranking Pakistani diplomat reportedly cannot be appointed ambassador to Saudi Arabia because in Arabic his name translates into a phrase more appropriate for a porn star, referring to the size of male genitals, Foreign Policy reported. The Arabic translation of Akbar Zeb to “biggest d**k” has overwhelmed Saudi officials who have refused to allow his post there.

Does his name make those Saudi officials feel … “insecure”? Inadequate? (And was the double entendre “refused to allow his post there” deliberate?)

Zeb has run into this problem before when Pakistan tried to appoint him as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, where he was rejected for the same reason, according to Foreign Policy.

Can’t he just change his name for the sake of his career? Or is he too attached to it because he’s compensating for something? Are people named “Dick”, “Peter”, and “John Thomas” all banned from the Barbaric Peninsula? It just seems a little childish to me (and that’s saying something).

P.S. “The Biggest Dick” sounds like a reality show that I really don’t want to watch.

We’d Rather Not

3 February 2010

The Aspen Daily News reports that Dan “What’s the Throbbing Memo, Kenneth?” Rather wants President Obama to save the MSM.

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said.

“Legendary”, one should point out, is a double-edged adjective. It’s not necessarily a good thing, depending on what you’re legendary for.

Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive.

One would think that it would be the job of the people running the MSM to create new business models (the internet didn’t just show up last year overnight) and save the jobs of journalists. (CBS could save 200 reporters’ jobs by firing Katie Couric.) The MSM’s current misfortunes are almost entirely self-inflicted; and if they want to put themselves out of business, well, one could say that’s their business.

At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy. “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom,” Rather said in an interview yesterday afternoon. “This is not something just for journalists to be concerned about, and the loss of jobs and the loss of newspapers, and the diminution of the American press’ traditional role of being the watchdog on power. This is something every citizen should be concerned about.”

Because nothing guarantees a “truly free and independent press” like getting the government involved in its workings! Particularly the current media, which practically works for the current President anyway. Biased and dishonest left-wing hacks like Dan Rather were doing their best to destroy MSM credibility and bring it down long before the internet made it obsolete. Or will the government be bailing out buggy-whip manufacturers next?


She Really Is

1 February 2010

My wife is awesome! She made me an Obama shirt that I can wear in public!