Friday, October 15, 2010

... other forces are at work.

"This is not science;
other forces are at work."
- Hal Lewis

This is not science; other forces are at work -H Lewis

This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science. Anthony Watts


It's not necessary for everybody to get so wrapped up in the science of the global warming fraud that it distracts from life, especially when people like Anthony Watts do it for us.  It is necessary that we know the truth about what's been going on however.  The resignation of a previously strong advocate of man caused climate change was a major big deal in that community, yet garnered nary a mention in the Algore media. I don't think any of us, me included, appreciate just how close we came, and still could, to abject slavery.

While Copenhagen and its excesses rage, a quiet revolution is starting.

Indeed, not so quiet now. It looks like it is getting ugly inside with the public airing of the resignation of a very prominent member who writes:

    I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.
    …
    In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.- Hal Lewis



An Observation

My wife's younger friends are aways asking, "Rodge, what is it you notice first in a woman?"
Boned Jello

In this instance I noticed, in descending order:
  1. She's married
  2. She has nice nails
  3. Apparently has a hickey visible just over the bodice  ...
  4. ... which means she's having an affair.
  5. She's fashionable
  6. Has clean hair
  7. Is holding the pistol properly

It's a wonder she can work her mouth with all that Botox ...

BOXER: I've voted for trillions of
dollars in tax cuts, including the stimulus!
Boxer without Botox Let's not allow our personal animus for this b_tch keep us from enjoying the movie. Take a deep breath, and remember --
  1. Everybody in this room, nay, the entirety of the United States (some don't care)  know she's a stone liar who says anything that suits her purpose.
  2. She's so over the top here, it's a wonder Wolf Blitzer's head didn't fall off after she spun it 180ยบ. It's truly wondrous.
  3. She says "I've been there!" - several times  (twenty-eight years in fact, which of course is the problem). 
  4. Another place this septuagenarian hag has been, obviously, is to the Botox clinic where massive quantities were  required to plump up that fetid flesh to the point where pints of Vaseline smeared over the camera lens could work its magic.
  5. Carly Fiorina kicked her bony ass.
Enjoy.  Laugh.  Revel in her discomfiture.  Stick pins in her likeness.



Cal Berkeley stickers

By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them..

Cal Berkeley

Sender missionary swears this car belongs to the Dean of Admissions at Cal Berkeley.  I choose to believe him.

Baconing

I think, valid, patriotic political statement.

Commie Blow-Hards

Russian Commies II
blow up their own weapons!

Like they invented the idea.

Inflateable Nukes

Our  Retaliation!


But this crap is deserving of the real deal

UM Jumper

Today's Vicarious Thrill


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Sweet Dreams About Big Bones

Sweet Dreams About Big Bones

Political Machines

Las Vegas Slots and
Voting Machines compared

Voting Machine Fraud

Despite Democrat howls about "rigged machines" every time they lose an election, it is they who have scuttled every attempt to secure voting process integrity.   I suspect that any legislation that would safeguard voting machines would meet the same fate as voter ID.  Where pols once used walking around money to buy votes from registered voters, now billions of dollars are spent buying the votes of illegal aliens (who sometimes vote for other illegal aliens).

Absentee ballots for the military are routinely "lost" in states where democrats are at risk, but there is no accountability for those ballots  routinely "discovered" when a losing democrat demands a recount.  Yeah, the opportunity to cheat exists for both major parties, but the fact is that 100% of every major voter election fraud case in the past 1000 years has been perped by DemocRats.  In this coming election it's my feeling, and yours too if I'm not mistaken, that every democrat who wins election by a slim margin will have done so fraudulently.  It pisses me off.


As luck would have it ...

A Bad Example

DougM

My wife suggested that I might be more readable if I wasn't such an smart ass like some of my regular readers.

"Like Who?" I asked? 
"DougM"
 
Oh my.

Morning boner





Via DougM via HotAir via KenB in NC

Stirring the pot here boss

A fine kettle!
Is it justice when you can guess the outcome?

AWK

This highlights the sorry-ass condition our justice system is in.  Last week when I read  Federal Judge George Steeh Rejects Challenge To Key Elements Of Health Care Law, I immediately and correctly guessed "Carter or Clinton" (it was Clinton who appointed him).  Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson allowed challenges in 20 states to go forward. Guessed Reagan or Bush?  Reagan. 

The Clinton judge used this reasoning in rejecting the challenge:
  • The Commerce Clause allows congress to regulate the act of not engaging in economic activity?  Arguing that a person can not guarantee that he or she won't do something?
The Reagan judge states:
  • "In this order, I have not attempted to determine whether the line between constitutional and extraconstitutional government has been crossed," Vinson, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, wrote in his ruling.I am only saying that ... the plaintiffs have at least stated a plausible claim that the line has been crossed."
You tell me who the asshat is here.  And it's predictable. Democrats have successfully politicized the federal courts, just as they have most state courts.  I can think of but two remedies. Well, three, but one is unthinkable in the USA.

OMG - Real Economics

Breaking: Truth Printed in NYT!


Boned Jello
Either a snoozing Professor
Mankiw, or a NYT reader dropped dead from shock?

Breaking: Truth Printed in NYT! is how Ann Coulter linked to I Can Afford Higher Taxes. But They’ll Make Me Work Less.  Written by Harvard professor N. Gregory Mankiw, who admits to "earning more than $250,000 a year," it is indeed odd to read this in the Times. Here's an excerpt.

Suppose that some editor offered me $1,000 to write an article. If there were no taxes of any kind, this $1,000 of income would translate into $1,000 in extra saving. If I invested it in the stock of a company that earned, say, 8 percent a year on its capital, then 30 years from now, when I pass on, my children would inherit about $10,000. That is simply the miracle of compounding.

Now let’s put taxes into the calculus. First, assuming that the Bush tax cuts expire, I would pay 39.6 percent in federal income taxes on that extra income. Beyond that, the phaseout of deductions adds 1.2 percentage points to my effective marginal tax rate. I also pay Medicare tax, which the recent health care bill is raising to 3.8 percent, starting in 2013. And in Massachusetts, I pay 5.3 percent in state income taxes, part of which I get back as a federal deduction. Putting all those taxes together, that $1,000 of pretax income becomes only $523 of saving.

And that saving no longer earns 8 percent. First, the corporation in which I have invested pays a 35 percent corporate tax on its earnings. So I get only 5.2 percent in dividends and capital gains. Then, on that income, I pay taxes at the federal and state level. As a result, I earn about 4 percent after taxes, and the $523 in saving grows to $1,700 after 30 years.

Then, when my children inherit the money, the estate tax will kick in. The marginal estate tax rate is scheduled to go as high as 55 percent next year, but Congress may reduce it a bit. Most likely, when that $1,700 enters my estate, my kids will get, at most, $1,000 of it.

HERE’S the bottom line: I Can Afford Higher Taxes. But They’ll Make Me Work Less.

Wow.  $250K+ I coulda been a contender, but heard teachers weren't paid well.  If he starts teaching this to his students, who knows; Harvard grads might start making a positive contribution to society. 

Speaker Coulter?

A "Capitol" Idea!
Republicans have an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Something exemplary. Something that would demonstrate their commitment to the Americans who put them in office. Republicans, upon assuming power, should nominate an incoming freshman to be speaker of the House. It would be a bold move but it is the kind of thing that can remake the GOP — in the image of the country. It would loudly declare that Republicans recognize that the people of this nation want to govern themselves and not be slaves to political establishments from either side. - Daily caller.

Boned Jello

A "capitol" idea, truly.  I would love to see it, but here's an idea that sends the same message, and may have a better chance of succeeding.  Since there is no constitutional requirement that the Speaker be a MOC, why not really go outside the box?  There are myriad choices. How does Speaker Palin sound?  Speaker Limbaugh?   I'm feeling faint here boss.

Woman who fly plane upside down bound to have crack up - Charlie Chan