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Archive for 11 December 2007
…..from American and Proud!
I saw this over at Right Truth, and wanted to smack the guy myself!
If this really was a fascist country, he wouldn’t have the freedom to be such an asshole!
According to a new study on global warming, climate scientists at the University of Rochester, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia found that the climate change models based on human influence do not match observed warming.
That is contrary to the views held by former Vice President Al Gore, who accepted the Nobel Prize on Monday along with the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and who thinks that climate change is largely caused by human action.
Shouldn’t algore give back his ‘prize’? I mean, seriously, the awarding of said prize was based on false info, so…..?
Gore wants nations to tax carbon dioxide emissions and not build any new coal plants, among other steps. “It is time to make peace with the planet,” Gore said in his Nobel speech, as reported by the Associated Press. “We must quickly mobilize our civilization with the urgency and resolve that has previously been seen only when nations mobilized for war.”
I didn’t know we were even ‘at war’ with the planet. And I can guarantee, the planet will WIN any such ‘war’.
Singer said the reason why the models “overestimate the effectiveness of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is that the models ignore what are called negative feedbacks which occur in the atmosphere, such as clouds, which reduce the effect of the greenhouse gases.”
“Their models just don’t consider them properly,” he said.
But….but…..the Boracle is an expert! (massive sarcasm inserted here)
But Singer said, “We have to remember that the climate has always been changing ever since we have records, and we have geologic records going back millions and millions of years. We know that there have been huge climate changes on the earth long before human beings actually came into existence.
Yep, the climate has been around quite a while, and it’s been doing what it does since the beginning. Amazing, eh?
“It’s dangerous to get into a game of dueling science,” he added. “We don’t want to be gambling with the fate of the planet.”
But Singer said because global warming is a natural event. “There is little point to try to control emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which means that all of this legislation and all of these efforts to find substitutes for fossil fuels are pointless, useless and very, very expensive,” he said.
Hendricks countered, saying that alternative energy will be a multi-billion dollar industry and “an opportunity to revitalize our global competitiveness” through innovation and job creation.
I’m sorry, but we just aren’t that important in the scheme of things. What arrogance to even think we are!
LOVE that Cal!
Teacher Glenn Perry is “personally” offended by Rob Hynek’s charge that schools feed our kids misinformation.
He then proves Mr. Hynek correct by rattling off ignorant, simpleminded inanities about the Iraq War â€” the president knowingly lied, no WMDs, blah blah blah.
Curiously for an educator, he also displays an apparent desire to see politicians with which he disagrees “send their own children” to war. To state the obvious, nobody “sends” their children into an all-volunteer military.
These horses have been beaten to death (I’m starting to feel like a broken record debunking the same lies over and over again whenever liberals tell them), and serious observers already know Mr. Perry & his ilk are all wet.
The education angle, though, is worth delving into. He wants us to believe we’ve nothing to fear from our schools, yet instead of talking about education, he spends most of his letter ranting about Iraq â€” proving that, yes Virginia, we do indeed have something to fear from our schools.
As a 2006 Fond du Lac High School graduate, I was blessed to have many outstanding teachers. But I also encountered some teachers who were precisely the kind of liberal fanatics Rob Hynek warns us about, hyper-partisans for whom the Left matters more than the students.
People of Fond du Lac County, Glenn Perry and others like him are teaching your kids. Keep that in mind next time your School Board asks for your trust and support.
Fond du Lac
The reason I prefer homeschooling should be quite obvious!
Few characters on the political stage can match the vitriol that former Vice President Al Gore has inspired since his crusade to save the Earth from man-made global warming began to gain traction.
One wouldn’t know that from Gore’s acceptance speech Monday at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, where he made a persuasive call for international action. This was a moment that will fill some Tennesseans with pride and provide others another opportunity to skewer Gore, who has offended many with the inconvenient truths he has espoused.
If he was worried about that, there wasn’t a hint of it in his speech. It carried as much urgency as his documentary film on global warming and only digressed momentarily to consider its personal effect on him and his family.
I am woman, hear me snore!
“The penalties for ignoring this challenge are immense and growing, and at some near point would be unsustainable and unrecoverable,” he warned, specifically mentioning the huge roles that could be played by the United States and China in the effort to change the direction of the Earth’s climate.
This big ol’ blue ball has been around much longer than man has. What on earth makes this weasel think we have any effect on it, what so ever? The inconvenient truth is, algore is a phony, lining his pockets with the sheep’s money.
“Make no mistake, the next generation will ask us one of two questions,” Gore said. “Either they will ask: ‘What were you thinking; why didn’t you act?’ Or they will ask instead: ‘How did you find the moral courage to rise and successfully resolve a crisis that so many said was impossible to solve?’ “
They’ll ask another question….”Did you people actually take this putz seriously?”
If the choice is the latter, this former Nashville newspaper reporter’s impact on the course of world history might be more than it would have been as president of the United States.
Heaven help us!
Silly city boy!
Lawyers within the clandestine branch of the Central Intelligence Agency gave written approval in advance to the destruction in 2005 of hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting interrogations of two lieutenants from Al Qaeda, according to a former senior intelligence official with direct knowledge of the episode.
Well, if the lawyers said it was ok, then it’s ok. What is Congress all in a dither about? Aren’t they pretty much all lawyers anyway? Seriously, these are bad guys we’re talking about here. If it saves American lives, including those on the far left, I’d have no problem with bamboo shoots. I should probably care, but when it comes to evil, I don’t. Torture away to your heart’s content.
The taxpayer contribution for improvements to the governor’s mansion has increased sevenfold since Gov. Phil Bredesen took office, a Tennessean review of documents shows.
The renovation and expansion of the fading home on Curtiswood Lane was expected to cost $9.5 million when the plan was first unveiled in late 2003. Of that, $1.5 million was to come from taxpayers, documents show.
It’s my understanding Bredesen and the MS don’t even live in the place. For that much money, they could have built a whole new house. What is the purpose of an underground banquet room? Dining in a bunker doesn’t sound too pleasant. Just what are they up to???
The man whom Vladimir Putin recommended yesterday to be his successor as Russian President has today returned the favour, as Dmitri Medvedev said that Mr Putin should be the country’s next Prime Minister.
In his first major speech since being announced as the President’s favourite yesterday, Mr Medvedev said that he favoured Mr Putin becoming Prime Minister after the March 2 presidential elections.
Such a move would provide a solution to the question of how Mr Putin can maintain a guiding role at the helm of Russia after next March, when, under the country’s constitution, he must stand down as President after completing his second term in power.
Gee, what a shocker! Calling it a ‘guiding role’ now? Putin’s got himself a new puppet. Seems to me, he doesn’t want to leave and retire gracefully.
Galveston County’s top prosecutor will ask a grand jury to indict a Spring couple on a charge of capital murder in the death of 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers, the girl who was known as “Baby Grace.”
A capital murder conviction would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty or life without release for Riley’s mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, 19, and her husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, 24, both of Spring.
If there is any justice in this world, this excrement would be toast before the gavel fell.
An exiled Iranian opposition group on Tuesday contested a US intelligence report that said Teheran halted a nuclear weapons development program in 2003, insisting the bomb-making program resumed the following year.
“We announce vehemently that the clerical regime is currently continuing its drive to obtain nuclear weapons,” said Mohammad Mohaddessin, a spokesman for the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI.
I am constantly amazed that those who’d believe the worst of our own country, always believes the best of those who seek to destroy it. Just mind boggling.
Two car bombs, one of which targeted the U.N. refugee agency’s offices, killed at least 45 people including 10 U.N. staff members Tuesday, authorities said.
Jean Fabre of the U.N. Development Program said it was still unknown who died or which U.N. agencies they represented. Fabre said he received the information from Marc Destanne De Bernis, the agency’s top official in the Algerian capital.
Targeting a refugee agency doesn’t make much sense to me, even if it is attached to the Useless Numnuts. Of course, NONE of this type of destruction makes sense to me.
A grand jury Monday indicted state Rep. Thomas Wright, a Democrat and top lieutenant of former N.C. House Speaker Jim Black, for allegedly swindling more than $350,000 out of banks, corporations and campaign contributors.
Wright, 52, serving an eighth term representing his Wilmington district, faces five felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and one felony charge of obstruction of justice.
If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum prison term of about 11 years under the most common sentencing guideline.
Is it any wonder we don’t trust politicians? They’re thieves, liars and cheats! Yeah yeah….not all, but enough of them are to distrust the rest.
The Army, which rushed to get new armored vehicles to Iraq after being criticized for moving too slowly to protect U.S. troops from roadside bombs, will probably not need all of the 10,000 armored vehicles it had requested, a top commander here says.
Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the No. 2 commander in Iraq, said in an interview that because of improving security, the Army will use a mix of the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and the military’s workhorse truck, the Humvee, rather than eliminating Humvees.
This, actually, sounds like a good thing.
It’s like 1952 all over again out there.
Mirroring a few warm days more than five decades ago, temperatures in the Mid-South hit record highs over the weekend.
On Sunday, Memphis (77), Jackson, Tenn. (75), and Tupelo, Miss. (78), all established new highs. And each new high for those three cities beat the previous record for that day, all set in 1952.
Memphis set a record on Saturday as well, reaching 76 to break the previous high of 73 set in 1922.
The warm spell isn’t quite over yet, either, even though Monday was damp and cool in the Bluff City.
Today’s temperature is expected to reach the mid- to upper 70s. The high for the date is 77, set in 1949.
I LIKE having my windows open in December! Definitely preferable to being buried in ice and snow, lemme tell ya!
The advice from Giuliani, widely regarded as a mayor who made major strides in addressing New York’s persistent homeless problem, was greeted with a pointed reaction from Newsom’s office. The efforts of the Democratic mayor, who has endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, to end chronic homelessness have included programs like “Care Not Cash.” “Let’s be frank,” said Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard Monday. “Mayor Giuliani had to be forced by a court order to provide enough beds for the homeless people he was arresting. Mayor Newsom takes a more compassionate approach that connects homeless individuals with … the services they need to get back on their feet.”
Uh huh. And how has that ‘compassion’ worked out for ya Mayor? Crap in the doorways, needles on the play grounds.