Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Something You Have Not Seen Before


Climatgate Central Maybe

Hide the Decline

 Via Iain Murray's wife's blog, Shout First, Ask Questions Later, which may well be Climategate Central.  Found Copenhagen's political science by Sarah Palin there.  Bunches more.

High Jumper

"never will be -- a candidate
of the Republican establishment"

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
Interesting commentary from the WaPo's Morning Fix column.
2. An astute Fixista flagged a fascinating interview that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave to conservative talk radio host Lars Larson last Friday in which she appears to leave the door open to a third party bid for president in 2012. Asked by Larson whether she would consider running as a third party candidate, Palin said: "That depends on how things go in the next couple of years." Larson told the 2008 vice presidential nominee that answer "sounds like a yes" to which she responded: "If the Republican party gets back to that [conservative] base, I think our party is going to be stronger and there's not going to be a need for a third party, but I'll play that by ear in these coming months, coming years." Which, to the Fix's delicate ears, sounds like Palin leaving the door wide open. As we have written before, Palin is not -- and never will be -- a candidate of the Republican establishment. Given that, and the unpredictability she demonstrated in her stunning decision to resign as governor over the summer, no potential avenue to the presidency should be ruled out.
Yes, just commentary by some guy working for an uber liberal rag, but I suspect he mouths what the town snitches tell him, and the town is D.C..  No surprise, of course, but it will be damned hard for the GOP to freeze Palin out at this point. Wouldn't be the first time the coaches were fired because they couldm't get along with the star player, wot?  And make no mistake, she is the star, and nobody else comes close.


Another Job Lost - thanks to gummint

Grumpy Gov't Bans Adorable
Nametag-Wearing Lab From Gas Station


Karim Mansour, the store and dog owner, received a warning: Remove the dog or the Florida Department of Agriculture would declare all of Mansour's food products — mostly bottled sodas, Slim Jims and candy bars — unfit for consumption.  [Story]

 Yeh yeh yeh ... the health inspector was just doing his job.  As he saw it. Mary Katherine Ham asks, Is it any wonder we're all anti-statists now?

Support for a free market economy remains strong despite the extended recession and last fall’s Wall Street meltdown.

 A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of voters now say a free market economy is better than one managed by the government. Only 10% prefer an economy managed by the government.

 Those figures are virtually identical to the numbers from April and a slight increase in support from a year ago.

It's one thing for government to operate so incompetently as to have lost more faith during this historically bad economic downturn than the markets they've been blaming for it all year, but to go after our anthropomorphic puppy cashiers? This is the last straw.

Extra sauce please, over the gray part

Ay Carumba

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

It's nice to see that we don't have a corner on addle-brained dickweeds here in the US of A.   Members of the Euro version of PeTA, "Igualdad Animal," came to downtown Madrid carrying about a hundred carcasses of killed animals.   The pictures demand answers to at least two questions: 
  1. WTF is being accomplished?
  2. Where'd y'all get so many dead animals? 

Global Idiocy

Riddle Me This

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical


Most climate scientists that appear on news programs, or who write op-eds for the various news outlets, all say the same thing. This scandal might cast more than a decade of work done by the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia into doubt, but it doesn’t invalidate research done by other scientists which support the idea that this planet is warming due to human action.

Well, gee, why in the world doesn’t it invalidate their work as well?

Didn’t the CRU boast the largest and most comprehensive collection of climate data in the entire world? Didn’t this massive collection of data inspire, if not directly influence, just about every other climate scientist’s work? Aren’t the people who authored the Emails which prove dirty tricks, data manipulation, and collusion to hide problems with their research the most prestigious and influential climate scientists in the world?

So why in the world should anyone take any climate scientist’s word for their integrity, and soundness of their work? Isn’t the onus on them to prove that they aren’t crooks and liars, like the big guys were? - Riddle Me This

Baby Monkey

Stupid Marketing, Yes
 But, listen.  You can hear the gasps coming from the permanently aggrieved.  LOL

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

A Taxing Idea

The next gummint dolphin?
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

But will Democrats smell the dead fish?

Jon Stewart Joins
the Tea Party

Emily Chickenson

So much crap- so little TP

In Passing
 Don't be left outside looking in ..
Democrats Vs. Evil Americans
No wonder White House Press Secretary Gibbs delivered his infantile diatribe this week claiming that the president's 47% approval according to the Gallup tracking poll — a new low — is meaningless.  "I'm sure a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that."

Thugs In Velvet
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
A pack of leftists has put a $200,000 price on the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donahue. Oh, it's not a plot to kill him, they claim, only a bounty to get him arrested. It's one heck of a coarsening of U.S. politics.

{The Real Reason We Don't Like Barack Obama Not The One Out Of The Bogus Media Playbook
A friend of mine, a very intelligent woman,  said about the Joe Wilson incident, “think he thought he could get away with it because Obama is black.”  When I pointed out that Bush was booed and interrupted, she said “that’s different, Bush is an idiot!” [Cheryl Jones]

Postpartum Depression Strikes Fathers, Too

Donahue  DNA runs deep

{Some Historical Perspective
I had previously believed that if something was written in a book, it was authoritatively true. This little gem was so blatantly silly that you couldn’t possibly take it seriously. Books weren’t Truth, after all.  It was a defining moment in my intellectual life, something like learning the truth about Santa Claus.

Times Headline on McCain Criticizing Obama: 'The Crankiness of the Defeated'
Has the Times anger at Republicans for blocking Obama-care reduced them to making  old-man jokes?

The Rabbit-Ear Wars
For the truth is, broadcast offers impressive economies for distributing rich media content compared to the Internet. An infinity of users can be served by a single bitstream. It doesn't matter how many receivers tune into a TV broadcast. It never gets overloaded.

Obama’s Landscape of Anti-Semitism
Then in May 2009 came the revelation that the United States and allied military, under the command of Lt. Keith Dayton, was training 1,500 Palestinian troops.

The Mystery of Harry Reid

How could such a thoroughly unappealing man have gotten so far in politics?

But Rodge, how about something light hearted?

"If you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama Bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and Bin Laden would be strangled to death.