OUCH!!! That’s going to leave a mark!!!
For those Democrats rejoicing that Ed Gillespie has taken his TV ads off the air, enjoy the next 36 hours because after that… Mark Warner is about to have the worst two and a half weeks of his political life starting on Saturday when Gillespie goes back up on the air with ads targeting Warner’s… More COMING SOON: Mark Warner and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Two and a Half Weeks of His Political Life
The quid pro quo offer from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) of a federal judicial appointment for the daughter of former state Sen. Phil Puckett (D) in exchange for him not resigning and handing control of the Virginia Senate to the GOP continues to boil. Via The Washington Post: Warner refuses to explain the extent… More Mark Warner Refuses To State He Is NOT A Criminal Target Of The FBI In #BRIBESTORM
This constitutes clear attempted bribery of an elected official. This isn’t simply horse trading for a vote. This is a direct quid pro quo — you don’t resign and we give your daughter an appointment to head a plum government agency. Gov. McAuliffe’s Chief of Staff AND Gov. McAuliffe himself must be investigated over this.… More Gov. McAuliffe and His Chief of Staff MUST Be Investigated Over This
Reactions to the Bob McDonnell verdict our pouring in, and there’s one in particular (from many of his defenders) that I find completely flabbergasting. The ex-Governor’s defenders are calling him a “man of integrity.” My jaw hits the table each time I see that. Folks, Bob McDonnell spent all of 2009 insisting he would not… More Bob McDonnell was a WHAT?!?!
With greater and greater frequency I am reading about horrific stories of police misconduct. The worst of it is that these officers act as if they are above the law. The worst offender’s are typically Police and not Sheriff’s Deputies. The militarization of American law enforcement is the apparent culprit. In 1972 there were some 200… More The Police Are Going Rogue
Over the weekend, what started as an argument among global warming skeptics became a dramatic indictment of temperature reporting from the United States Historic Climate Network. Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That) and Judith Curry (Climate Etc.) provide the details on Steve Goddard’s initial attempt to claim that a large swath of temperature “raw” data… More What is happening with USHCN temperature data?
It’s easy to claim “consensus” when you suppress dissenting voices (Times of London): Research which heaped doubt on the rate of global warming was deliberately suppressed by scientists because it was “less than helpful” to their cause, it was claimed last night. In an echo of the infamous “Climategate” scandal at the University of East Anglia,… More They did it again: global warming alarmists caught politicizing the science
Following the revelation that the Senior Vice President of CGI, the company that won the no-bid contract to develop the $630 million (and counting) debacle that is Healthcare.gov, was a classmate of Michelle Obama’s from Princeton, Obama defenders quickly rushed out to say that she didn’t know Toni Townes-Whitley. Yeah, right. Explain this then… Then… More So, Michelle Obama Didn’t Know Her Princeton Classmate Who Won The Healthcare.gov No Bid Contract?
The fall-out for Democrats from the NVTC Tech PAC endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli and their subsequent reaction is only just beginning. Let’s revisit what The Washington Post had to say about it: But e-mails obtained by The Post make clear that the lobbying effort on McAuliffe’s behalf was intense. “I urge you to stop any… More VA Dems in Unfolding “Pay-to-Play” Scandals
Uh, oh… Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) is under investigation by the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney office Sources close to the investigation said Henrico police were summoned to a residence Morrissey owns near Virginia Center Commons on Friday night and were able to locate a teen from Chesterfield. Officers took the girl to her father, who was… More Del. Joe Morrissey Under Investigation After Teen Girl Found In His Home
Over the last year, I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster regarding Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli. His waffling on tax increases soured me, badly, but his education reform plan grudgingly won me back. Still, I could hardly say I’m enthusiastic. Then Michael Mann decided to whine about Cuccinelli’s investigation… More Michael Mann reminds me why I’m backing Ken Cuccinelli
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
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
As if yesterday’s revelations weren’t enough, a member of the British health systems Care Quality Commission – the folks who are supposed to make sure the government monopoly health system is on the up-and-up – admitted to more rot beneath the surface (Telegraph, UK). …one of the CQC’s former senior inspectors told The Daily Telegraph that investigations into other… More NHS’ facade of respectability crashing down around it
The Jackson campaign asks a very interesting question — one that Democratic primary voters should want an answer to before they vote tomorrow. What Did Aneesh Chopra Know About Government Surveillance of its Citizens? For Immediate Release: June 10th, 2013 CHESAPEAKE, VA – E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor campaign manager Greg Aldridge today released the following… More What Does Aneesh Chopra Know About PRISM?
Photo of floor tile in local doctor’s office courtesy of The Sheriff I can hear the defense now. “No! The county’s new logo has a large box that is light blue and a smaller box that is dark blue. This is completely different in that the big one is dark blue and the smaller one… More What Would Kirk & Spock Say About The New County Logo’s Apparent Inspiration?
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”
Just how many people will be snared by the Stewart campaign’s knuckle headed Virginians for Limited Government scheme to subvert the Commonwealth’s campaign finance laws? Now the RPV General Counsel appears to have been placed in a position of having a conflict of interest according to Breitbart. It sounds as if Stewart staffers are already… More Breitbart Reports RPV Counsel Has Conflict In LG Race