Saturday, November 21, 2009

In Economic Woes 11-21



From the Wall Street Journal - The Coming Deficit Disaster. The president says he understands the urgency of our fiscal crisis, but his policies are the equivalent of steering the economy toward an iceberg.

Ann Althouse - "economic consensus"?

How To Pay For All This

Re: Your Stimulus Dollars at Work

Poll: Public shifting blame for recession

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 11-21



For years, women fought like tigers to keep the government "off my body". What the hell do they think Obamacare will do if enacted but put the government all over their bodies?!? And women (being the childbearers to start) use healthcare far more than men, but it's women's healthcare that is first to be rationed (mammograms). So again I ask, what are American women thinking when they support this ghastly bill?!?

Palin on Reid 'In the Midnight Hour' Unleash your minions Sarah and get them to vote the bums out!

GOP: Health test recommendations could affect care

Is Female Health Care Under Attack for the Second Time in a Week?

Women's Health Recommendations Could Affect Care

Following in Waxman's (classy) footsteps - Health Care Payola. Harry Reid is passing out goodies in hopes of garnering the 60 votes he needs.

Reid bill: 16M uninsured U.S. citizens pay a penalty tax. 8M uninsured illegal aliens do not.

Congress: Gov’t healthcare for thee but not for me

Smart, defensive thinking on the part of those 11 states. My state might be one of them, contact your state legislators and see what your state can do. Some states already poised to opt out of government-run public health plan

The Broder Strategy

Why at night on a Saturday unless you're trying to hide. Scumbags! From the Senate, it's Saturday night: Healthcare debate vote looms

Conservative Democrats May Be Voting for It to Proceed, But They're Not Happy with It

ObamaCare By the Numbers

Crapo: Read the Senate health bill yourself

Sen Reid: Opposition to Health Care Vote is ‘Orwellian’ How can that possibly be when Obamacare itself IS Orwellian.

Obamacare Protest Today -


Moderate Dems pivotal in Saturday health care vote

In Case You're Just Tuning In

Landrieu leans yes in Sat. cliffhanger

AARP Received $18 Million In Stimulus Money (UPDATED with AARP response) I think what you mean is the AARP received $18 million in TAXPAYER'S money.

Serving the World's Poor

What the What? Landrieu: I’ll Vote for New Government Health Care, If You Fix Old Government Health Care

Who's Legislating Morality Now?

The Real Costs Of ReidCare

McConnell: Dems have health bill votes, but GOP won’t give up

Congress, We Don’t Trust You With Health Care At All

Corruption Daily Round-Up 11-21



POLITICAL CORRUPTION


Malign Neglect. Political correctness and institutional stupidity in the case of Nidal Malik Hasan.

Verdict First, Trial Afterward Isn't that the definition of a communist-nazi-socialist dictator's governance?

Reading Bin Laden His Rights. I'm thinking more along the lines of shoot first, read rights later.

'Failure Is Not an Option' Obama and Holder's assault on due process.

The Big Question: Will Geithner survive lawmakers' criticisms? We could have fun with Geithner for the next few weeks, pointing out every bus that drives by.

Speaking of buses... Why the Greg Craig debacle matters The author, by the way, comes off as rather too pro-Obama but she's still right, this is a debacle.

Immigration looms as the next test for Congress

Gutierrez Immigration Bill: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Finally, a bill I can support - A Congressmen-Free Year


JUNK SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTALISM CORRUPTION

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!
The "Green Movement" is no small group of dippy-hippies anymore. Today, all the big manufacturing industries have products that are "green". Products ranging from biodegradable diapers to biodegradable caskets are available to purchase. Heck, there's a whole TV Channel dedicated to all things Green. Al Gore has made millions upon millions making all sorts of alarmist claims. The US Government is even considering laws that will self-destruct our economy and give away our sovereignty.

Now what if all that was based on lies. Lies from scientists and political activists whose agenda was political control of our freedoms rather than any profound concern for our environment. Let's face it, numerous solutions to environmental problems have been proposed by folks but if those solutions do not involve controlling populations, energy supplies, or land itself, the "greenies" weren't interested. Now that the lies may have been exposed, we have to ask ourselves, what next?

Manipulating Climate Change: Warming to RICO? If you were in a position to make money off of climate alarmism (Al Gore) and when the climate data was NOT alarming so you changed it (lying scientists) isn't that collusion under RICO?

Hacker Releases Data Implicating CRU in Global Warming Fraud (Updated)

Climate sceptics claim leaked emails are evidence of collusion among scientists

From Bishop Hill Climate cuttings 33 An excellent list of the top offenses.

New Documentary Challenges Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth' on Global Warming


Founder of Weather Channel Suing Al Gore!


Global Warming Bombshell

The CRU Hack

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?

The warmist conspiracy: the emails that most damn Jones

Global Warming Update [Mark Steyn]
Polar bears are falling from the skies.

Don't worry, I'm sure this is all peer-reviewed data with a side-order of tree rings from the First Church of the Settled Scientist.

Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute

The Alarmists Do "Science": A Case Study

Climate Skeptics See 'Smoking Gun' in Researchers' Leaked E-Mails


ACORN/BIG LABOR CORRUPTION

Acorn and the Housing Bubble

SHOCKER! - ACORN mismanaged grant money

Inside ACORN’S Political Plans: Ensuring a Democrat Majority

ACORN Statement on Latest Los Angeles Video: The Hallway Defense

James O'Keefe releases another ACORN video -- this one from Los Angeles

ACORN Sues Feds Over Funding Cut

BigGovernment responds to SEIU email critical of Lieberman by declaring him SEIU's "Next Beatdown Victim"

Just a reminder, the SEIU are scum. Whistleblower Video Reveals SEIU Ballot Fraud


MEDIA CORRUPTION


Thanks for Paying Attention Big Journalism

Hammering Sarah



GENERAL CORRUPTION


UC students occupy buildings to protest fee hike AND Whiny Spoiled Brats

Putin Murders Another Lawyer


FIGHTING CORRUPTION


Hoffman considering recount claim

Reverse the Vote, Save Our Country

Go here at Reverse The Vote and fight the corruption in Congress!

Sarah Palin's Uterus. Gotta love this mission statement! -
A womb with many views. My mission in life: to drive Andrew Sullivan batsh*t insane. From what I hear, it may be a short trip.
AND (from Instapundit - progressives are so classy. Joy Behar, George Lopez Label Todd Palin a 'Bum' for Being a Stay-at-Home Dad)

Palin on Reid 'In the Midnight Hour' Unleash your minions Sarah and get them to vote the bums out!

Cowards. COWARDS!

I am trying to contact my Senators. Their regional office voicemail boxes are full and no one is answering in DC.

Cowards!

Taking this vote on a Saturday Night is cowardly. Not responding to your constitutents is cowardly. And destroying the health, well-being and economies of your state is cowardly.

Here is the email I sent my Senator. Feel free to copy and paste. Find your Senator here.

Dear Sen.,

My name is ___________ and I'm going to be very straightforward with you. If you vote yes and pass this healthcare bill, I will make it my personal mission to see you never have a political career again. I will enlist friends and neighbors to vote against you. I will donate money to your political foes. I will run a website that focuses on your every misstep. In short, I will never vote for you again but rather work tirelessly for anyone who runs against you.

Why?

Because you, sir, are threatening the health of me and my family. You are threatening the economic health of my family and my country. And you, sir, are threatening to allow the government control over my body - something women have fought against since Roe v. Wade.

Please stop and do not vote for this healthcare program. For I will keep watch and I will check the tallies and if you do do vote yes, then, sir, I will do all in my power to make sure that yes vote was you voting your career over.

Quite Sincerely,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Obama's Post Office Is Killing Christmas


Mayor of North Pole Blasts 'Grinch-Like' Postal Service for Decision to Stop Letters to Santa
The mayor of the North Pole likened the U.S. Postal Service to the grinch who stole Christmas Friday after it decided to stop a 55-year-old "letters to Santa" program.

"We are outraged that they would attack our children, attack our community in this way," Doug Isaacson, the mayor of the North Pole in Alaska, said on Fox News. "It is very grinch-like."

Isaacson is upset by the decision by the Postal Service to discontinue the program, begun in his small Alaskan town in 1954, where each year volunteers open and respond to thousands of letters addressed to "Santa Claus, North Pole."

Global Warming Hoax

American Power has a terrific report and round-up of the reports on Global Warming Hoax Breaks Wide Open as Hackers Target East Anglia Climate Research Unit! Lots and lots of links! (Including me!) And you just gotta love the ad....

Environmentalists Exposed As Liars


According to Watts Up With That website, the CRU has been hacked and what appears to be genuine documents and emails exposing the shabby treatment of science by these so-called climatologists is appalling. Emails expressing joy that a scientist who disagreed with their research has died. Documents describing how they are covering up the scientific facts they don't like because it proves them wrong.

For Shame. And typical of the movement which has a ghastly history.

At any rate, here are the links. Decide for yourself. The Climate Depot is an excellent starting point - here.

Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released

You can download the entire zip file at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XD050VKY but it is 61mb of text. That's a lot of emails to go through.

HadleyCRU says leaked data is real

Sen. Inhofe Roundup of Key Moments Challenging Science of Man-Made Global Warming AND Inhofe declares victory in speech on global warming

Inhofe to Boxer: “We won, you lost — get a life!” Since there is no doubt in my mind that Barbara Boxer is a scum-sucking politician of dubious ethics, incapable of honesty and lacking a basic understanding of morality, I applaud Sen. Inhofe's statements below:


Hacked: Hadley CRU FOI2009 Files

UPDATED: Hadley CRU emails disclosed

Politics: Climatic Research Unit Hacked, Files Leaked on Friday November 20, @02:51PM

Hold Your Fire
Seems to me that someone has hacked UAH computers. All e-mails seem to contain at least an addrees ending uea.ac.uk. Also all the files seem to be UAH-related. At least some of the material has to be real, there are just so many small details that were just impossible to fake (for instance under briffa-treering-external/timonen there are some file names only a Finn would use).
[62 Meg file below]
http://ftp.tomcity.ru/incoming/free/FOI2009.zip

CRU Correspondence

Liars, Leftists, and Lunatics: Debunking the Green Goon Squad

From the hacked Hadley CRU files: IPCC lead author’s private admission: ‘The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.’

The Blue-Dress Moment May Have Arrived

Leaked FOIA files 62 mb of gold

Hadley CRU hacked with release of hundreds of docs and emails

Global warming's hidden files

Real files or fake?

Must-see video: Coal CEO routs green reporter

This preface was sent by the hacker/mole on 17 November to various sites [from CA]: We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps.
We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents.
Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.
This is a limited time offer, download now: http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fftp.tomcity.ru%2Fincoming%2Ffree%2FFOI2009.zip
Sample:
0926010576.txt * Mann: working towards a common goal
1189722851.txt * Jones: “try and change the Received date!”
0924532891.txt * Mann vs. CRU
0847838200.txt * Briffa & Yamal 1996: “too much growth in recent years makes it difficult to derive a valid age/growth curve”
0926026654.txt * Jones: MBH dodgy ground
1225026120.txt * CRU’s truncated temperature curve
1059664704.txt * Mann: dirty laundry
1062189235.txt * Osborn: concerns with MBH uncertainty
0926947295.txt * IPCC scenarios not supposed to be realistic
0938018124.txt * Mann: “something else” causing discrepancies
0939154709.txt * Osborn: we usually stop the series in 1960
0933255789.txt * WWF report: beef up if possible
0998926751.txt * “Carefully constructed” model scenarios to get “distinguishable results”
0968705882.txt * CLA: “IPCC is not any more an assessment of published science but production of results”
1075403821.txt * Jones: Daly death “cheering news”
1029966978.txt * Briffa – last decades exceptional, or not?
1092167224.txt * Mann: “not necessarily wrong, but it makes a small difference” (factor 1.29)
1188557698.txt * Wigley: “Keenan has a valid point”
1118949061.txt * we’d like to do some experiments with different proxy combinations
1120593115.txt * I am reviewing a couple of papers on extremes, so that I can refer to them in the chapter for AR4

Sounds to me like someone on the inside, rather than a hack. Time will tell.


The emails include damning admissions of eg how Mann played "tricks" to diminish recent-year cooling.

'Welcome to the delayers': Obama's 'half-hearted climate efforts' welcomed by skeptics

Media Corruption Round-Up 11-20


Princeton, Columbia Cancel Free Speech: Darwish Silenced

From Columbia Journalism Review (aka "that nest of vipers"), hmmmm Straying from the Facts. AP’s fact check of Palin reaches too far AND Who's Fact Checking the Fact Checkers at AP?

Twitter Invites Zealous Bureaucrats to Regulate its Service AND Facebook is in on it too - The Coolest (or Creepiest) Thing on Facebook

Exclusive Interview: Medill Prof. David Protess speaks on the state’s atty’s recent filing

Ann Althouse calls on CBS and Couric to release the unedited Palin tapes - here.



New Silicon Graffiti Video: “The Pinchurian Candidate”

Why Is Oprah Getting Out? Is it to run in 2012 as VP?

Fighting Corruption Round-Up 11-20


What A Great Idea! Reverse the Vote, Save Our Country

Reasons to be Cheerful in America Today

Palin for ‘Red-State Oprah’, Not President of United States

The Day I Met Sarah Palin…and the Liberal Media

BloggingHeads - Ann Althouse and Michelle Goldberg talking about Sarah Palin



BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA. HOW SARAH CAN FIGHT BACK

Oh my: Palin’s favorables back up to 47/42

Palin-odes?

Palinophobes Hate First, Ask Questions Later

Here comes Sarah Palin and the anti-Wall Street GOP

Congressman Presses Clinton on Savage’s Behalf: UK Should Lift Travel Ban

Limbaugh and Coulter and Beck, Oh My!


Americans taking offence on behalf of poor ‘victimised’ foreigners is offensive — to me

Violence at Tea Party rally: bare-knuckle politics in the streets

GOP governors push for 2010 party rebirth

Go Rubio Go - Rubio Surges in Primary Race with Crist

Sally Quinn on Sarah Palin -- Versus Reality

A Call to Gratitude: Who Will Thank Our Heroes?

ACORN/Big Union Corruption Round-Up 11-20


Interesting Threat from BigGovernment.com - Breitbart to AG Holder: Investigate ACORN or We’ll Release More Tapes Just Before 2010 Election With Video!

WATCH! Astonishing! Whistleblower Video Reveals SEIU Ballot Fraud


St. Louis County Counselor Redington: Gladney Beating ‘Has Not Been Swept Under the Rug’

Los Angeles ACORN Worker Turns Blind Eye to Underage Prostitution AND More Disturbing ACORN Footage From LA Investigation Released

The LA Story, Part IV: Program for Torture Victims

How ACORN Profits from New York’s Eminent Domain Abuse

When Big Labor Bullies and Volunteers Collide

The IRS and CAIR

Huey Long, ACORN & Obama: Share The Wealth

Los Angeles Robocall Proves ACORN ‘Internal Review’ Is a Scam

L.A. Times Columnist Uncritically Quoted Star of Latest ACORN Video AND Jim Rainey Brings the (Always Unintentional) Laughter

A twofer! Will Cap and Trade Resurrect ACORN?

Health Reform Lifeline for Unions

Exclusive: Police Report on Gladney Beating by SEIU Thugs

A two-fer! ObamaCare: Show Me the SEIU Money!


Columbia Journalism Review: Breitbart ‘Blackmailing’ Attorney General

CORN Mismanaged $200,000 of DOJ Funding, Report Finds

SEIU’s Next Beatdown Victim: Joe Lieberman

Reps. Bono Mack, Ehlers Co-Sponsor House Resolution to Investigate ACORN

Your Move Mr. Holder: ACORN Received $200,000 From Justice Department

Political Corruption Round-Up 11-20



Politics California Style: Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman. Like Boxer, Pelosi and Waxman are scum-sucking bottom-feeders.

A two-fer! Harry Reid Wants to Vote on a Phantom Bill (Dem Dirty Tricks Edition)

Senate to Move Forward on Lael Brainard's Nomination Despite Tax Problems

Not Punished!! Senate Ethics Panel Admonishes Burris

Jane Fonda: Obama Funder Jodie Evans Met With Taliban; Code Pink Gives Terrorists Direct Line to Obama


The Worst Kind Of Ally! And that's from America's Best Friend!


Did the Chinese Government Crack Down on an Obama Interview?

Internment, CSI and Eric Holder’s Disarming of America

KSM and O.J.



Why Would Obama Take Such a Risk with KSM?

Holder's True Motive

Did Holder stiff Senate on Justice Dept. lawyers who defended jihadis?

Serve, Don’t Dictate: Long-Time Conservative D.C. Insiders Need To Go. I like Grover but he did steal a bottle of wine I wanted to steal from an empty table at a think tank's annual dinner. Still....

Proving its a political decision - NPR Shocker: Attorney General Holder Stumped By Lindsey Graham AND How Hard Can AG Holder Have Studied The KSM Question?

Video shows Sen. Obama thought a military tribunal was fine for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed



Travesty in New York We are giving KSM a farcical show trial.

Sen. Schumer’s (D, NY) unsurprising tribunal reversal.

The Big Question: How will the 9/11 trials play out legally, politically?

Trial and Terror

Obama Stimulus Numbers: The Return of Enron-Style Accounting

A two-fer! The $100 Million Health Care Vote? AND McCain on Landrieu’s $100 Million

Breaking the no middle class tax increase pledge (again)


In Praise of Inexperience A president who knew what he was doing could do lots more damage. AND The Deadline Presidency. Does it matter that Obama is behind schedule on most of his major plans?

Congress to Investigate Fake Districts AND As federal stimulus mistakes get weeded out phantom N.H. districts disappear

Geithner: Economy Is Better By Any Measurement


Surprise: Recovery.gov Has a Credibility Problem

Shut Up He Explained - Finally, A Congressman With a Solution: Stop Complaining So Much

Brutal: Obama’s approval among independents down to … 34/51; Update: Support for ObamaCare down to 40/52 AND Goodness. Sarah Palin Favorable Rating 47%… Barack Obama Job Approval Rating 46% OUCH!



The Permanent TARP. Current financial reform proposals would establish 'too big to fail' as national policy.

Congressional Report: Rhee did 'damage control' after sex charges against fiance Kevin Johnson AND Obama accused of doing favors for ally

Obama the undecider

Fox News Poll: Approval of President Obama Hits New Low

From Gallup via Ben Smith Sub-50%



Vote records can hamper member's political ambitions

Junk Science/Environmental Corruption 11-20



Environmentalists Exposed As Liars (My Earlier Round-Up)'

From my husband - ClimateGate

Hacker Releases Data Implicating CRU in Global Warming Fraud

‘Climate change pushes poor women to prostitution, dangerous work’

Ready to Pay Your $6 Trillion 'Climate Justice' Bill?



Urban Nightmare: Livable Communities Act Would Give Feds New Power Over Cities

The EPA's Paranoid Style

A twofer! Will Cap and Trade Resurrect ACORN?

Scientists Baffled by Global-Warming Time-Out

'The Light of Day’ Exposes the Green Movement’s Roots in Tyranny

The Puck Stops Here

Experts: Smart grid poses privacy risks

Where were you when wood became a felony? AND Gibson Guitar plant in Nashville raided by feds

EU president wants Copenhagen to give us “global management”

In Other Junk Science News - A Godzilla of Corny Hype AND (Hooray!) Alcohol 'protects men's hearts'

Global Warming’s ‘Blue Dress’ Moment?

In Economic Woes 11-20



Watch this video and weep - The Decline.

Pork Report November 20, 2009: B-I-N-G-O Edition AND Pork Report November 19, 2009: Party Cruise Edition AND Pork Report November 17, 2009: Post Office Edition

Worse Than Taxes: The Spending

US lawmakers: New tax should pay for Afghan war

Housing Recovery Built on Sand

State Recessions, Big Government Obsessions



"Stimulus" Fuzzy Math of the Day: Jobs Without Spending Money, Money Spent Without Jobs



Prepare Yourself For The Worst Case Scenario!



Economy in the Lurch: Negative Interest Rates, the Fed Audit, and Geithner in the Dock

House Attacks Fed, Treasury. Panel Votes for Tighter Political Rein on Central Bank; Some Call for Geithner to Quit

Tax Cheat Geithner Urged to Step Down During House Hearing… He Refuses (Video)



Go Ron Go! - Rep. Ron Paul, who has sought to audit the Federal Reserve for 26 years, has inched ever so much closer to his goal.

Threatening the Fed's independence

Geithner Resignation Calls May Increase as 2010 Election Nears

Why No One Expects a Strong Recovery. When you repeal sound economic policies you repeal their results.

Mr. President, Where Are the Jobs?


Hollywood's Catered Stimulus

Obama to Taxpayers: America Needs More Picnic Tables

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Cites Dangers of American Lawsuit Abuse in European Collective Action Debate

All Eyes on Pittsburgh - Taxing tuition?

Where Scientific Stimulus Funding Went. A government website details where $21 billion in funding for R&D was allocated.



Kelo, GM, and the Stimulus: Three Examples of Government-Induced Failure



The American Version of the French 35-Hour Workweek Model

Threatening the Fed's independence

Third Party Financing. Ethical & Legal Ramifications in Collective Actions



Dodd: Bernanke confirmation 'not necessarily' a foregone conclusion

Ousted Goldman CEO and Ousted NJ Governor Jon Corzine to Head Bank of America?

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 11-20



MELT HIS PHONES! (202) 224-6551 Sen. Nelson a 'yes' on health care test vote

Health Care Cloture Vote Officially Scheduled For 8PM Saturday Night AND Senator Reid's Weekend Warriors. If this is such a great bill then why the rush and why the Saturday Night votes. Sleazy. Sleazy. Sleazy.

How to Get ObamaCare Supporters Out of the House ... and the Senate

Full Text of Senate Health Care Bill: 2,074 Pages AND Reid’s Turkey

I (heart) Joe - Joe Lieberman slams public option, brushes off critics

Health Reform Lifeline for Unions

Inside Harry Reid’s Massive Health Care Tax Plan

A two-fer! Harry Reid Wants to Vote on a Phantom Bill (Dem Dirty Tricks Edition)

Senate Health Care Bill: $370+ Billion Tax Hike

A two-fer! ObamaCare: Show Me the SEIU Money!


A two-fer! The $100 Million Health Care Vote?

Pelosi’s Healthcare Vision: Government Mandate or Jail



es Harry Reid's Health Care Bill Create a "Fed" for Medicare?

"Democrats and Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be Unemployed Than Republicans"



GOP Leaders: AARP Should Reconsider Endorsement of PelosiCare

Gov Phil says every member of Congress should be forced to sit with him in the budget hearings on Medicaid to appreciate how much extra expense they will be adding to State Budgets because of Congress healthcare "reform" proposals.


Major tax increases in the Reid health care bill

Reid's fuzzy math

Dems to Tax Cosmetic Surgery

If You've Lost The Dean Of the Harvard Medical School...

Jesse Jackson: “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man”

Checking the ObamaCare Math

The Real Cost of Government-Run Health Care

Sebelius's cave-in on mammograms is a setback for health-care reform. (So it is a win/win!)

InAction Obama - Action This Year . . . Or Not

The Trouble With Harry's Health Care Bill

Fred Thompson’s Harry Reid Impression



Cancer Screenings - Rational Advice or Rationed Care?

Is Female Health Care Under Attack for the Second Time in a Week?
House moves to protect doctors from Medicare cuts

The Casey Standard

Bishops Press Obama to Strike Senate Provision Allowing Federal Abortion Funding

First, stop Medicare and Medicaid fraud. That's what I've been saying!!

Doc Fix or Doc Tricks?

Democrats' Health Care Sleight of Hand

Waiting on Mr. Write...

Women and ObamaCare

How Does the Reid-Obama Health Bill Raise Taxes on Your Current Health Plan?

Menendez: Illegal immigrants should be able to buy health insurance from exchanges

'It All Leads Back to Rahm Emanuel'

The Affluent "Uninsured"

Most See No Upside to Health Care Reforms

General Corruption Daily Round-Up 11-20



The China President Obama Didn't See. Dissident intellectuals have been attracted to Christianity.

Europeans Meet (Secretly) to Choose First-Ever EU President AND From My Husband - The EU and Global Governance AND Faceless Union Chooses Fake Leadership

Contrasting Obama's and Reagan's Speeches about Freedom

Protesters gather at UCLA to oppose UC fee hike

McCain Aides Attacks on Palin Grow Tedious

Feminism should be about equality--for males too. That it's not is a shame because men are great!

American Buffoon AND Handy Tips for President Obama on Behavior in Foreign Countries



Al-Qaeda Somalia in U.S.: Supporters Blamed For Ohio Arson

The Western Left Misses the Old Communist East Germany

Don't Just Blame the Corps

Dumbo Univeristy



Two Americas

Rape, Porn and the Treatment of Women

Detainees to Illinois: Can Obama’s Home State Sink Even Lower?

Environmentalists Exposed As Liars


According to Watts Up With That website, the CRU has been hacked and what appears to be genuine documents and emails exposing the shabby treatment of science by these so-called climatologists is appalling. Emails expressing joy that a scientist who disagreed with their research has died. Documents describing how they are covering up the scientific facts they don't like because it proves them wrong.

For Shame. And typical of the movement which has a ghastly history.

At any rate, here are the links. Decide for yourself. The Climate Depot is an excellent starting point - here.

Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released

You can download the entire zip file at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XD050VKY but it is 61mb of text. That's a lot of emails to go through.

HadleyCRU says leaked data is real

Sen. Inhofe Roundup of Key Moments Challenging Science of Man-Made Global Warming AND Inhofe declares victory in speech on global warming

Inhofe to Boxer: “We won, you lost — get a life!” Since there is no doubt in my mind that Barbara Boxer is a scum-sucking politician of dubious ethics, incapable of honesty and lacking a basic understanding of morality, I applaud Sen. Inhofe's statements below:


Hacked: Hadley CRU FOI2009 Files

UPDATED: Hadley CRU emails disclosed

Seems to me that someone has hacked UAH computers. All e-mails seem to contain at least an addrees ending uea.ac.uk. Also all the files seem to be UAH-related. At least some of the material has to be real, there are just so many small details that were just impossible to fake (for instance under briffa-treering-external/timonen there are some file names only a Finn would use).
[62 Meg file below]
http://ftp.tomcity.ru/incoming/free/FOI2009.zip

CRU Correspondence

From the hacked Hadley CRU files: IPCC lead author’s private admission: ‘The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.’

The Blue-Dress Moment May Have Arrived

Leaked FOIA files 62 mb of gold

Hadley CRU hacked with release of hundreds of docs and emails

Global warming's hidden files

Real files or fake?

Must-see video: Coal CEO routs green reporter

This preface was sent by the hacker/mole on 17 November to various sites [from CA]: We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps.
We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents.
Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.
This is a limited time offer, download now: http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fftp.tomcity.ru%2Fincoming%2Ffree%2FFOI2009.zip
Sample:
0926010576.txt * Mann: working towards a common goal
1189722851.txt * Jones: “try and change the Received date!”
0924532891.txt * Mann vs. CRU
0847838200.txt * Briffa & Yamal 1996: “too much growth in recent years makes it difficult to derive a valid age/growth curve”
0926026654.txt * Jones: MBH dodgy ground
1225026120.txt * CRU’s truncated temperature curve
1059664704.txt * Mann: dirty laundry
1062189235.txt * Osborn: concerns with MBH uncertainty
0926947295.txt * IPCC scenarios not supposed to be realistic
0938018124.txt * Mann: “something else” causing discrepancies
0939154709.txt * Osborn: we usually stop the series in 1960
0933255789.txt * WWF report: beef up if possible
0998926751.txt * “Carefully constructed” model scenarios to get “distinguishable results”
0968705882.txt * CLA: “IPCC is not any more an assessment of published science but production of results”
1075403821.txt * Jones: Daly death “cheering news”
1029966978.txt * Briffa – last decades exceptional, or not?
1092167224.txt * Mann: “not necessarily wrong, but it makes a small difference” (factor 1.29)
1188557698.txt * Wigley: “Keenan has a valid point”
1118949061.txt * we’d like to do some experiments with different proxy combinations
1120593115.txt * I am reviewing a couple of papers on extremes, so that I can refer to them in the chapter for AR4

Sounds to me like someone on the inside, rather than a hack. Time will tell.


The emails include damning admissions of eg how Mann played "tricks" to diminish recent-year cooling.

'Welcome to the delayers': Obama's 'half-hearted climate efforts' welcomed by skeptics

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Klavan Rick-Rolls On The Culture

Great piece on preconceived notions and I like the video's end!

Rick-Roll!

The Decline

Holy Crap! The Geography of The Recession

Obamacare May Truly Be UnConstitutional

George Wills explains here on why the "Commerce Clause" is not good cover for a healthcare mandate.

I believe Obamacare is socialized medicine and profoundly wrong on many levels. And, quite frankly, I am astonished that our Congressional Representatives in both Houses seem so unaware that if they pass Obamacare, it will instantly trigger lawsuits because it is so very UnConstitutional.

And by the way, the one thing Mr. Wills didn't spell out is that the Commerce Clause relates to the Federal governments regulations of interstate commerce, but because there is no interstate selling of private healthcare, how can there be any interstate commerce to regulate? The government has no Constitutional ground to stand on here.

Mom Down!

Exhaustion took me out yesterday. I'm on the road to recovery but need to beg your patience before I get my Round-Up up and running.

Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Conservative Thinking Round-Up



From The Heritage Foundation International Letdown

Avoiding Doomsday Hype and Hysteria

Jan LaRue: Twisted and Nuts

From Freedom Works Obama Administration Admits PelosiCare Increases Costs

Learning the Wrong Lessons from the Failure of ClintonCare

From Pacific Research Institute - PhRMA Is Shocked About GosHealth

The Onion’ Targets Obama’s Teleprompter Reliance

From BigHollywood.com.

Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner

The Show-Trial In NYC


What kills me about this whole debacle is that, in the end, this is essentially a show-trial. We know KSM is responsible because he says he is. He has admitted guilt. The idea of this civil trial being "fairer" than a military one is laughable. The death penalty is a lock. With what appears-to-be a pre-ordained decision, why put NYC through this unless it is not KSM on show-trial but GWB?

Role of ACLU Decisive in Moving KSM Trial to New York. The organization lobbied hard behind closed doors to make this day a reality for the 9/11 mastermind.



Civil Trials for Jihadists and Obama's Third World Vision for America

Second Thoughts on Eric Holder

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial Will Be a Three-Ring Circus. Isn't planning a show trial in a New York courtroom the same kind of mistake that led to 9/11?

The Enemy Is Watching: Giving the 9/11 Mastermind Exactly What He Wants

Re: Holder's 'Decision'

HAIR OF THE DOG: Obama is in Asia, Hillary & Rudy Are Everywhere Else

What's Eric Holder Up To? His decision to move the trials of AL Qaeda suspects to NYC isn't popular in the area hardest hit by 9/11.

Obama's error by trial: Civilian justice for 9/11 plotters is profound, dangerous mistake

NY Gov changes his mind: Sept. 11 trial in NYC a bad idea

CNN Poll: Americans want KSM tried in military court

How Hard Will It Be to Convict Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? Recent Supreme Court rulings portend a disastrous trial.

Illinois’ Gov And Senator Think Terrorists Bring ‘Good-Paying Jobs’

Dennis Miller: What to do in the downtime between prayers

White House Keeps On Kowtowing, Now Giving Jihadists the Rights of U.S. Citizens