Monday, November 30, 2009


10,000 Words

Tree Hugger Follies

Rough Time for
Eco-freaks continue

 You know you're an idiot when you begin living a Homer Simpson script.  ("Max Power" segment - 3 minutes)
Full Episode

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UN Pissants

Leaked emails won't harm UN
climate body, says chairman

Grigori Rasputin Rajendra Pachauri says there is 'virtually no possibility'
of a few scientists biasing IPCC's advice, after UAE hacking breach

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Twilight Time II


 *The Critique (e~C comment)  *The Spoof (FORGER comment)

* How Twilight Works

A Swiss movement

Swiss voters ban
construction of new minarets

 Swiss member of parliament declares "Woe is me!"

But what message, exactly? The vote betrays an undercurrent of fear among the Swiss—a fear that is not without cause. There is no denying the connection between radical imams and terrorist acts. Nor should anyone look away from the fact that too many European Muslims flatly reject the norms of their host countries, sometimes in ways that are criminal: honor killings, child brides and the like.

Yet banning minarets does nothing to address that fear. It merely makes it less likely that the average Swiss will be confronted by a visible symbol of Islam upon his skyline. Thus, even as a symbolic gesture, it seems to encourage a head-in-the-sand approach toward the 5% of Swiss who are Muslim. In much of Europe, this is the norm anyway, the result of political correctness and cowardice.

The ban, in other words, does too much and too little at once. Too much because it becomes a very visible and easily exploited symbol of supposed European intolerance. But it accomplishes too little because it seeks merely to hide from view the problems that gave rise to the fear of the minaret in the first place.

 The Journal decries a "head-in-the-sand approach," yet stop short themselves of saying what needs saying.  Level headed, peaceful practitioners of Islam are themselves hostages to radicals who control it. Islam should be isolated (banned) by non-Islam countries for the cancer it surely is.

The "Warmers" Zimmerman Telegram

A Prelude to War
Man the oars lads!
 The importance of Climategate cannot be overemphasized. I think it's comparable to the Zimmermann Telegram's expose of Germany's intentions, which largely contributed to our entry into WWI.  At stake is a virtual nullification of the US Constitution should the Gorepeople prevail.  A Kyoto Treaty-type agreement trumps private property protection, a required building block of any free society.  The healthcare movement are using identical circular data techniques to promote their position, and the consequences of its success are no less horrific.  In short, we're talking the next steps in the overthrow of the US Government, and we've caught them redhanded.  If you're a black and white person, as I have largely become, then capitol punishment for the ring leaders is in order. 

The below excerpt from Christopher Booker's piece in the Telegraph, in conjunction with "Climaquiddick" will be hard for  warmers to overcome, although they try.

The reason why even the Guardian's George Monbiot has expressed total shock and dismay at the picture revealed by the documents is that their authors are not just any old bunch of academics. Their importance cannot be overestimated, What we are looking at here is the small group of scientists who have for years been more influential in driving the worldwide alarm over global warming than any others, not least through the role they play at the heart of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Professor Philip Jones, the CRU's director, is in charge of the two key sets of data used by the IPCC to draw up its reports. Through its link to the Hadley Centre, part of the UK Met Office, which selects most of the IPCC's key scientific contributors, his global temperature record is the most important of the four sets of temperature data on which the IPCC and governments rely – not least for their predictions that the world will warm to catastrophic levels unless trillions of dollars are spent to avert it.

Dr Jones is also a key part of the closely knit group of American and British scientists responsible for promoting that picture of world temperatures conveyed by Michael Mann's "hockey stick" graph which 10 years ago turned climate history on its head by showing that, after 1,000 years of decline, global temperatures have recently shot up to their highest level in recorded history.

Given star billing by the IPCC, not least for the way it appeared to eliminate the long-accepted Mediaeval Warm Period when temperatures were higher they are today, the graph became the central icon of the entire man-made global warming movement.

Since 2003, however, when the statistical methods used to create the "hockey stick" were first exposed as fundamentally flawed by an expert Canadian statistician Steve McIntyre , an increasingly heated battle has been raging between Mann's supporters, calling themselves "the Hockey Team", and McIntyre and his own allies, as they have ever more devastatingly called into question the entire statistical basis on which the IPCC and CRU construct their case.

The senders and recipients of the leaked CRU emails constitute a cast list of the IPCC's scientific elite, including not just the "Hockey Team", such as Dr Mann himself, Dr Jones and his CRU colleague Keith Briffa, but Ben Santer, responsible for a highly controversial rewriting of key passages in the IPCC's 1995 report; Kevin Trenberth, who similarly controversially pushed the IPCC into scaremongering over hurricane activity; and Gavin Schmidt, right-hand man to Al Gore's ally Dr James Hansen, whose own GISS record of surface temperature data is second in importance only to that of the CRU itself.

There are three threads in particular in the leaked documents which have sent a shock wave through informed observers across the world. Perhaps the most obvious, as lucidly put together by Willis Eschenbach (see McIntyre's blog Climate Audit and Anthony Watt's blog Watts Up With That ), is the highly disturbing series of emails which show how Dr Jones and his colleagues have for years been discussing the devious tactics whereby they could avoid releasing their data to outsiders under freedom of information laws.  [continued]

The Stray

Homeless in Alabama
 Jodi sent this sweet story ...

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard.  I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.  He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

 An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.  The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.  This continued off and on for weeks.  Curious I pinned a note to his collar:  “I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.”

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar:  “He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 . . . he’s trying to catch up on his sleep.  Can I come with him tomorrow?”


Global Crap

In Passing
I see weird stuff

Huckabee's Willie Horton problem
Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency to  accused cop killer Maurice Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protests of prosecutors.

WaPost goes to its Ace in the hole to poison Palin's appeal among their readership
Headlines: "Palin particularly popular among fans of Limbaugh and Beck"

Honduran Voters Defy Leftist Thug Zelaya –  and Obama
Today’s elections in Honduras was a huge victory for democracy and a huge embarrassment for the former leftist President Manuel Zelaya and the Obama White House.

Chris Matthews Compares Obama To Neville Chamberlain
Just days after the New York Times contemptuously editorialized against Captain Zero, Chris "Tingles Up My Leg" Matthews follows suit.

Stephanopoulos: ClimateGate Complicates Copenhagen for Obama [What? He's gong to acknowledge it?]
At the same time Eleanor Rodham Clift responds to"No Proof of Manmade Global Warming," with non sequitur 'No Known Proof There's God Either'

Memphis mayor to confront gun violence
Wharton, a Democrat, who's been in office a month, said it boils down to a health care problem.
Looks like one of them microcosms.