In response to his party’s caucus shrinking to its lowest number in over 80 year, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY, outgoing Congressional Campaign Chair) revealed a tone-deafness that, if shared by the rest of his caucus, could lead to even further shrinking. Israel parroted the usual line we hear on the left these days – that… More Steve Israel…doesn’t get it
So, now, those of us who don’t buy global warming alarmism are to be blamed for alarmists’ stress. Andrew Stuttaford (The Corner) has the details Just when you think that the misery that climate change is bringing in its wake can get no worse, there is this. Grist reports: …From depression to substance abuse to suicide… More New Global Warming Alarmist Problem: “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”
This one? – OR – This one? Tell Democrats to stop turning women into victims. Yes. It is that simple. HAT TIP: Hot Air’s Allahpundit.
Carbon Credits have been sold as Anthropomorphic Global Warming (AGW) insurance policies. The problem is that this description is so dishonest it makes Bernie Madoff’s hustles look positively upright. Seriously, think of an auto insurance policy whose premiums are are pricier than paying the for the vehicle outright, AND, the price of the other guy’s car as well and the… More Carbon Credits – The Great Scam
The most transparent administration in history has some serious problems with this thing called integrity. The real scandal is how ill informed the voting public has become. Ask people about the Louis Lerner and they do not have a clue. Ask them about Fast and Furious and they think you are talking about a car movie.… More What Scandal?
The Bumbler in Chief drones on, and on and on. I was wondering if it always sound the same because after six years of this community activist, I am hitting limit. Nope. He really does not have anything new to say. He never takes responsibility for anything bad, and is first in line for anything… More Obama: The Talk Remains the Same
The recount in the Attorney General race is nearing its conclusion. Democrat Mark Herring has picked up several hundred votes and now leads by approximately 800 as of early morning on Wed., Dec. 18th. How has he picked up so many votes? Well, apparently those “geniuses” who vote for Democrats can’t distinguish between the oval… More Recount Update: Are Democrat Voters Truly Morons?
If you thought there were problems at the county level of government in Prince William County, look at what happens when you drill down even further into local government. Potomac Local and the Gainesville Times have covered somewhat extensively the actions involving some Town of Haymarket officials in Prince William County. In censuring Councilman Jay… More Haymarket Building Glass Houses For Sanctimonious Hypocrite Politicians
The single currency has become such a strait-jacket for Greece that it’s encouraging the one thing “ever closer union” was supposed to prevent: a rise in violent fascism (The Corner): So what’s the state of the opinion polls in Greece, a few days after the arrest of a large slice of the leadership of the… More More wonderful news from the EUtopia
It appears Spain didn’t get the memo. As the Spaniards suffer under policies designed not to bring them prosperity but to keep them trapped in the single-currency eurozone, their feckless leader has embarked on a typical distraction campaign aimed at…fellow EU member Britain (Telegraph), replete with new art celebrating a potential invasion of Gibraltar and… More Remember when the EU was supposed to bring Europe closer together?
Microsoft has announced that it will buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for $7.2 billion. Nokia phones already run the Windows 8 operating system through a business partnership between the two companies, so this isn’t about to expand the universe of phones running it. All this means is that phones almost no one wants will be… More Microsoft Bets Big On Dinosaur Deal
The L.A. Times gets a big fat “F” in 20th century American Civil Rights history for this ignorant statement: Since Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963, Republicans have struggled to recover with black voters, leaving a stark racial divide in American politics. Fortunately, Larry Elders sets them… More L.A. Times Doesn’t Know Much About Civil Rights History…
I have already commented on Syria earlier this morning, but to summarize: whatever military action we may (or may not) take is not as important as what our goal should be – namely, the downfall of the Assad regime and its replacement with a government not tied to al Qaeda. That will take a lot more than a… More Obama’s refusal to topple Assad may have toppled David Cameron
GOP consultant / big crybaby Boyd Marcus has announced he is endorsing Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor and will advise his campaign. T-Mac would be wise to say “thanks, but no thanks” given Marcus’ recent track record — Bill Bolling 2013 and George Allen 2012 just to name a few. If Marcus thinks he’ll earn… More Boyd Marcus Endorses McAuliffe, Threatens To Advise Him
Here’s a little ditty, about Hud and Speck Two arrogant kids growin’ up with a famous dad Speck stepped on the porch of a Bloomington man And punched him in the face Believin’ he’d been hit by him earlier that evenin’ Court documents say the brothers and another 19-year-old man “Punched, kicked and stomped” the… More John Mellencamp’s Kids Accused Of Beating Someone Up While Suckin’ On A Chili Dog Outside The Tastee Freeze…
Michael Mann made his mark in global warming alarmism with the use of dendrochronological data (a.k.a. tree-ring data) as a proxy for temperatures going back over 1000 years. He has clung to it despite its obvious ignorance of the Medieval Warm Period (to say nothing of how it deviated from recent history so much he… More About those tree rings…
Organization Studies has released a peer-reviewed survey of geoscientists and engineers (Forbes, via WUWT) and found the global warming alarmists’ claims of a “consensus” to be way off the mark. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization… More About that global warming “consensus”…it doesn’t exist
Dem nominee for VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s plans for improving transportation include widening a four-lane road to . . . four-lanes? EPIC FAIL. No wonder McAuliffe campaign worker Evan Feinman said: When he becomes Governor, Terry and his team will review all proposed transportation projects and evaluate them according to metrics related to economic development,… More Terry McAuliffe Can’t Count To Four…
Joseph D’Aleo provides the details at WUWT (emphasis added): [The National Climatic Data Center’s] adjustments made the dust bowl period cooler, while post 1995 had no adjustments applied. This results in a temperature trend that is steeper because the past is cooler than the present. The only problem is that it isn’t what the data… More National Climatic Data Center caught “adjusting” past climate data
Here’s an interesting tidbit about Prince William County’s grotesque new logo. It was selected nearly 5 MONTHS AGO according to its designers at David Castlegrant & Associates of Brighton, Mich.! This begs the questions — who knew, when did they know it, and why weren’t more people told about it? Logo Designed for Prince William… More New PWC Logo Was Chosen Nearly 5 Months Ago
Remember when I noted that three scientists who were part of a paper decreeing a “consensus” on global warming told Watts Up With That that their positions had been misrepresented? Well, Andrew at Popular Technology found four more who took issue with their classifications. Ironically, the one most sympathetic to AGW theory (Dr. Richard Tol)… More More defectors from the “consensus”
The latest attempt of the global warming alarmists to silence debate – by screaming, “Consensus!” – has hilariously come a-cropper. As usual, the good folks at Watts Up With That have the details, from three paper authors who take great issue with the characterization of their papers as endorsing global warming. For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we have now reached forty-four examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmists, and… More Whoops! Scientists ask out of the global warming “consensus”