Monday, December 14, 2009

Follow the Grant Money

Today's AGW Money Shot

Socolow's research institute at Princeton has received well over $20 million in grants dealing with climate change and carbon reduction, plus an additional $2 million a year from BP and still more from the federal government. In an interview published by Princeton's public relations office, Socolow called CO2 a "climate problem" that governments need to address

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

taking a fall

It haz been speshal


Express Thru Your Wee-Wee


Equaler Pigs

Counting limos in Copenhagen
Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, on the climate change conference, from the London Telegraph (Dec. 5):

Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. "We haven't got enough limos in the country to fulfill the demand," she says. "We're having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."

And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? "Five," says Ms Jorgensen. [Notable & Quotable]

War Bacon

I Bring Real Hope
 War Bacon in a can

Yoder Case  Going to the mattresses during this latest Obamunist purge need not result in complete deprivation of life's simple pleasures.
For the first time in almost 20 years, canned bacon is back in this Country. Not available in any store!

More than 2 years went into the development of this bacon, and we’re proud to be able to bring this back to you after improving on a what was a very successful brand of canned bacon made years ago by Celebrity Foods.

If you, like me, blanched at the sticker price of $125 for a case, relax.  Each can contains approx. 3lbs of rendered bacon.  That means the per pound price is only $4.  Compare that to what you're paying now.  And it could save your life!  Consider:

Your family is hiding in the attic when the Obamunist cars squeal to a stop outside.  The children are terrified, the dogs about to bark, when even a single sound will give you away.  Pop a can of Yoders, and everyone will be too busy stuffing their yaps with yumminess. [Excerpted from my soon to be released novel, USA-UAS-USA]

It's why we win!

Tomb Raiders

The Real Tomb Raider
 The fate of selected politicians

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

 Apropos news that the body of the late president of Cyprus, Tassos Papadopoulos, has been stolen from its grave, this from Victorino Matus

This reminded me of the bizarre case of Benito Mussolini, whose body, unlike in the Cypriot case, was stolen from its grave by a Fascist sympathizer, Domenico Leccisi, in April 1946. (And in a rather nice touch, authorities discovered the empty grave on Easter Sunday.) Let us hope Mr. Papadopoulos does not have the same journey as Il Duce, who was at one point stuffed in a steamer trunk and kept in a closet and was not returned to his family crypt until August 1957. (Before that, Mussolini's family did receive slivers of his brain, which, upon his memorable execution, had been sent to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., to check for evidence of syphilis. The test came back negative. Turns out he was a megalomaniac for some other reason.)

Worst possible answer

Same old AGW-Obama crap

In Passing
 Confuse-us says -   Blaming George Bush is Butterfly in Hand 

Still no Kindle-killer on the horizon
That's not as crazy as it may sound. A few months ago, when Amazon's (AMZN) competitors unveiled shiny new products to take on the Kindle, I thought they'd at least give the online book giant a run for its money. Looks like I was wrong. Humble pie for me.

Senate sends $1.1 trillion budget bill to Obama - marks a 12 percent spending increase.
"Yes, we are spending more money to keep cops on the street, to keep neighborhoods safe so that families feel secure. I think it is money well spent," Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said during the weekend's debate.

GOP hopes rise for Obama, Biden Senate seats
"The Blago saga will hang heavy over our politics," Mr. Axelrod said.
In Delaware,  two strong trends in [RINO] Rep. Michael N. Castle, favor: a 52 percent to 23 percent lead among independent voters, and the fact that he draws far more support from Democrats than Mr. Biden does from Republicans.

Ice cores reveal that CO2 levels rise and fall hundreds of years after temperatures change
The media blackout on “the lag” continues

1. Ice cores don’t prove what caused past warming or cooling. The simplest explanation is that when temperatures rise, more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere (because as oceans warm they release more CO2).
2. Something else is causing the warming.

Al Gore’s movie was made in 2005. His words about the ice cores were, “it’s complicated.”

Barack Obama gives himself a B plus for his first year
Explaining why he wouldn't give himself top marks, "Bush left him the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt" which they were still working on." Oprah didn't ask what it was then that earned him that A-.

WaPost's Klein:  - At this point, Lieberman seems primarily motivated by torturing liberals.
 That is to say, he seems willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in order to settle an old electoral score.

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
Michael Moriarty - Senator Reid prepares us for our second civil war
 We are apparently the Confederate States challenging the authority of our President of the United States. Of course, Obama is Abe Lincoln, women are enslaved by pregnancy and we are the rebels who keep them there, right?

The Cult of Personality
NBC Showcases Statue of Barry Obama at 10 with Nobel Medal and Butterfly
The life-size bronze replica of Obama in a T-shirt and shorts is adorned with what Politico suggested “appears to be a Nobel medal around his neck” and what the AP described as “the young Obama smiling at a butterfly that has landed on his upheld left thumb.”

WTF is it with Palin?
Mr Porretto has a post up about the lady in question, and it raises, in my mind, the question, for my liberal readers. What is it that troubles you so about her? I’d really like to know.