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Archive for 11 July 2008
Swiped from Real Debate Wisconsin.
A top Democrat told high school students gathered at the U.S. Capitol Thursday that climate change caused Hurricane Katrina and the conflict in Darfur, which led to the “black hawk down” battle between U.S. troops and Somali rebels.
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House (Select) Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee, also equated the drive for global warming legislation with the drive for women’s suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Heaven help us, there has GOT to be something in the water! Or, perhaps, someone is spiking the food being served on Capital Hill? Women’s suffrage and the phony global warming panic BS? Even after REAL scientists have disputed the nonsense, the weasels in charge are still pushing a lie. This garbage isn’t about the climate, it’s about money, pure and simple.
But one global warming expert from the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) told Cybercast News Service that such a remark reveals Markey’s ignorance on the subject of global warming.
There’s a LOT of that ignorance business going on, most notably with elected, and non elected, officials in countries around the world.
“Yes, that part of the world is subject to drought at times, but it has very little to do with global warming,” said Ebell. “It is subject to drought whether the global average temperature is going up, down, or staying the same. To say you know the conflict was caused by global warming is to show how really ignorant you are of the scientific issues involved.”
Was the drought back in the “Dust Bowl” years in the 1930′s caused by global warming? The decade was full of extremes: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms. Sound familiar?
The students who testified at the event, most of whom had lived in New Orleans prior to Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, described the difficulties they faced after the storm and blamed global warming for the disaster.
“Katrina woke me up and made me pay attention,” said 17-year-old Danielle Wold from Harvey, La. “One of the worst disasters in history made me want to do something. In 100 years, New Orleans could just be another Atlantis.”
Yes, Katrina sucked. It’s still sucking….thanks to the constant pounding, on the news, in the schools, in just about every venue you can imagine.
Bordes said that he thinks the warming of the atmosphere could lead to a situation in which his home, which is near the superdome in New Orleans, could become permanently inundated with water.
On December 1, 2001, the Houston Chronicle’s science writer, Eric Berger, wrote this:
New Orleans is sinking.
And its main buffer from a hurricane, the protective Mississippi River delta, is quickly eroding away, leaving the historic city perilously close to disaster.
So vulnerable, in fact, that earlier this year the Federal Emergency Management Agency ranked the potential damage to New Orleans as among the three likeliest, most castastrophic disasters facing this country.
The other two? A massive earthquake in San Francisco, and, almost prophetically, a terrorist attack on New York City.
The New Orleans hurricane scenario may be the deadliest of all.
Written after 9/11 and before Katrina. When is the earthquake going to hit? Seriously, read the whole thing. It’s rather spooky in retrospect.
Markey also told the students that there no longer exists any debate about whether or not disasters like Katrina are caused by climate change.
“There now is no question that this harm is being caused by human activity,” said Markey. “It’s warming up the planet and melting the glaciers. There is an underwater heat wave going on. The waters get warmer and warmer and that intensifies the storms and creates even greater havoc when those storms reach land.”
“The planet is running a fever. It’s heating up but there is no emergency rooms for planets,” he said. “The worst consequences affect the planet — not only New Orleans — but the whole planet.
Excuse me while I barf. The Boracle’s talking points are getting old. What is causing the most of the damage is the hot air blowing out of politicians, and their endless whining of “we must do something to stop it”. Just when did man decide he controls the climate? When did we the humans “take charge” of the planet?
Markey finished his talk by comparing the debate against global warming to the 20th century fight for women suffrage. “Back 100 years ago, women rose up and said we want the right to vote, and they were successful,” he said. “Now, you are like the green generation and you are rising up and saying we must ensure the planet does not suffer the worst consequences of climate change.”
The green generation? Oh, fer the love of pete. Made up of little stoners, children of libtards….oh, excuse me, I mean “progressives”. Women being granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment is NOTHING like the push by politicians to take more of your money to promote a phony cause perpetrated by the biggest phony of all, who is already making MILLIONS off this foolishness.
Man’s arrogance is growing by leaps and bounds. We do NOT control the planet. We better learn to live WITH it.
I don’t often go to Wal-Mart anymore. Well, let’s face it, since Jr moved out, there isn’t much need these days. When I do go, I manage to get 3 times as much stuff for less than half the money.
My excursion today was out of necessity. We were just about out of everything, so where do ya go when you need everything? Well, Wally World of course! Living in the mid south, it’s always an adventure, and today was no different.
Finding a parking place on an early Friday afternoon (yes, I have gone nuts!) is a challenge. I don’t mind walking a bit, except when the humidity is beyond measure. Ok, so maybe it isn’t that bad, but sometimes, the concrete in parking lots makes it feel that way. Then, ya walk into the store….’scuse me, did someone forget it’s SUMMER? I do believe it was almost as hot inside as it was outside. Criminy!
I go about my business, sweating the whole time of course. A bunch of this, a bit of that, household stuff as needed. I get to the grocery section, and things start getting annoying. Why must some people stop their cart, not just in the middle of the aisle, but slanted across said aisle, and wander off checking this or that, glance at you waiting to get by, and just continue on about their business like you aren’t even there? Now, I’m rarely in a major hurry, so it’s not a major thing…usually. Once or twice, I can deal, but many times? Not just one person is doing this, but several people. Is it because it’s Friday?
Just about finished, one more item to get, and I hear a small child. “She’s not cute.” Second small child, “No, she’s not cute.” First small child, “Nope, not cute.” I glance over to see two little boys sitting in a cart, looking around while mom, granny, or whoever was getting stuff. I continue about my business, trying to find something specific, but not having any luck. I hear again, “She’s not cute.” “Nope, not cute.” “Nope.” By this time, I realize, I’m the only other person around. sigh… Gee thanks kid. It’s not bad enough age has crept up on me, but now I’m not “cute” to a 3 or 4 year old?
What is this world coming to!?!
….I don’t care WHO ya are!
If they can’t convert you, they’ll blow you up. If they can’t blow you up, they’ll cut your head off. If they can’t cut your head off, they will use the court of law.
The nerve of IslamoFascists is galling, they can say or do whatever they feel like but we, infidels, may not expose them. Hamas is now trying to stop a great British blog Harry’s Place from telling it like it is. How? By suing him! Regardless of your political views, right, left or in between… if they succeed in this case any of us could be next. I appeal to every blogger to post about this outrage, I appeal to every blogger to support free speech by publicizing this suit. It is a question of your rights and mine!
The trend to silence anyone who speaks out against Islamonazis is growing, aided and abetted by the court system.
Harry’s Place, a UK blog dedicated to promoting the ideals of freedom and democracy, is being sued by Mohammed Sawalha, the President of the British Muslim Initiative, which has been linked to Hamas and the Islamic Brotherhood, both terrorist organizations. The blog reports that Mr. Sawalha, according to the BBC…
“master minded much of Hamas’ political and military strategy” and in London “is alleged to have directed funds, both for Hamas’ armed wing, and for spreading its missionary dawah”.
If such an oppression is allowed to succeed in GB, how long will it be before the noose tightens on our 1st Amendment rights?
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On occasion, out of complete curiosity, I’ll read an opinion column written by a British lefty. After reading this one, I’m so happy I haven’t had breakfast yet and this weasel can’t vote in our elections!
If Jesse Jackson is furiously caressing the Lorena Bobbit Memorial Pliers for Obama, good. This is electoral manna from heaven, in much the way that slanging matches with the TUC were for Mr Blair. If Obama has to remind his most idealistic supporters that they have nowhere else to go, better they are disappointed in him now than traumatised beyond repair when his election fails spontaneously to reorder this rotten old world as a paradise on earth. And if he is letting swing voters know that he is ruthless about winning, in contrast to such engaging but doomed purist predecessors as George McGovern, best of all. The sight of him running a harder, sharper campaign than Old Man McCain might persuade them that he will run the country more competently as well.
Hand on heart, all this flip-flopping isn’t pretty to watch, and there is no denying that it dulls the pangs of the adolescent crush many of us have had on him for a while. But let him flip as much as he needs to in the next few months so long as he doesn’t flop in November. Then the time will come to learn whether the gut instinct was right or wrong, and whether the world is being led by another JFK or, the Lord have mercy on our souls, a second Mr Tony Blair.
What Mr. Norman is evidently unaware of is that B. Hussein is NO JFK! Shoot, even JFK isn’t what so many have made him out to be. Y’see, Kennedy was actually quite conservative, unlike his younger brother sitting in the Senate, and his nephews who spout so much “party” BS, the stench has overwhelmed the country.
Go read the whole column. You’ll be either mildly entertained, extremely disgusted, or drooling with your fellow B. Hussein acolytes.
As the Federal Reserve chairman pushes ahead with his effort to expand the Fed’s oversight of investment banks, traditionally the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission, some officials said the move would severely limit the securities agency’s influence on Wall Street and could even lead to its dismantling.
Everytime the gubmint goes meddling, it screws things up. Tell Bernanke to step back. Trying “cure” problems with short term “solutions” ends up in complete disaster in the long run. I don’t much care for the idea of some super secret entity fiddling with the nation’s finances.
With the power to keep the Shelby County Schools’ budget on hold, County Commissioners are asking the district to cut pay raises for top school administrators — including a $56,000 raise for the superintendent.
Commissioner Mike Ritz is sponsoring a resolution on Wednesday’s agenda that defers approval of the schools’ operating budget and asks the district to reduce all pay increases down to the 2 percent designated for teachers.
A $56,000 dollar raise? Each year? No wonder the general public is of the mind that the lunatics are running the asylum!
If the $353.8 million budget is approved, Webb’s salary would jump from $175,284 annually to $231,750 — a 32 percent increase. His deputy superintendent, Patsy Smith, would receive almost a 5 percent increase, from $140,000 to $146,832.
I don’t suppose canning this clown’s hind end is an option? Only someone associated with public education bureaucracy would think that $175K isn’t enough to live on. This ain’t New York y’know!
“… So, Iran is not a threat. That’s what regional and even western states have said. They say Iran is ready for talks. Don’t raise hue and cry against Iran. Oh! the world’s liars! Oh the liar Israel! Oh the liar White House! If you wish to attack Iran, we will give you a response that will make you regretful,” said Ayatollah Kashani in his second Friday prayers sermon.
Have I missed something? I don’t think anyone has said a word about invading Iran. On the contrary, it’s been Iran doing all the saber rattling. The head weenies are funny, but they are extremely dangerous. That word “likely”? I don’t think anyone wants to put boots on the ground over there. Drop a few “packages” maybe.
Gordon Brown is being accused of preparing for a military adventure in Africa after he pledged to provide backing to the Nigerian security forces. His announcement prompted the collapse of a ceasefire in the oil-rich Niger Delta and helped to drive up crude oil prices on world markets.
Is this guy really as inept as he appears?
The historic public high school built by war hero Sgt. Alvin C. York has one last chance at being saved.
The executive subcommittee for the state building commission decided Thursday to offer York Institute and the property it sits on in Fentress County to the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation. The organization would then be responsible for stabilizing and restoring the building, which would cost millions. If the foundation assumes responsibility, state officials will kick in $500,000 to help.
Uh….no offense, but I’d say that place was past saving. Why did they let it get into such disrepair to begin with? That’s just really a shame.
The government-approved deal two weeks ago that calls for freeing Arab terrorists, including convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, for kidnapped soldiers Goldwasser and Regev, completed a total reversal of previously stated policies.
Where is Golda when they need her? The US and Israel have a lot in common. Sadly, one of those things is a governing body that is working towards their own destruction.
Iran’s official news agency says the country’s top nuclear negotiator will meet EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana next week to address Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.
The report says Saeed Jalili will go to Brussels to meet with Solana on July 19. Their talks will focus on a package of economic and technological incentives presented to Iran by permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany.
Last week, Iran responded to the European Union but indicated that it has no plans to stop enriching uranium — a key Western demand. The process can be used to generate electricity or build nuclear weapons.
So, once again, the EU will bend over to terrorists.
The 18.4 cent-per-gallon federal gas tax currently goes to finance a federal trust fund that provides state and local governments money to pay for road maintenance and repair. McCain’s proposed gas tax holiday plan would have relieved Americans of the 18.4 cent per gallon tax between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The problem isn’t so much the 18.4 cent fed tax. It’s the extra tax that state tacks on, in addition. Then you have feckless governors who instead of using the money that their senators bring home for road projects for other things, like balancing the state budget. So, you have some double dipping so to speak. In order to get those projects finished, or even started, the states have to grab more money from the feds. Essentially, a small stretch of road that originally should have cost say, $10mil, ends up costing $20mil. The BIGGEST problem? Gubmint can’t balance a flippin’ check book!
Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California caught a break early Friday when strong winds they expected did not immediately materialize, while residents in Washington state’s Spokane Valley fled a fire that destroyed eight houses.
The winds in California were expected to be similar to ones that caused the blaze in Butte County to flare up earlier this week, destroying about 50 homes and forcing 10,000 residents to evacuate. But they were mild early Friday, CalFire spokesman Fred Orsborn said.
Curiosity: Are other states sending in some manpower to help out?
Camel urine, considered an ancient Islamic ‘remedy’ from the time of the Prophet Mohammed, has become big business for men and women in Yemen.
The urine has become fashionable recently among Yemen’s young people, who claim that it strengthens the scalp, slows hair loss and promotes healthy hair.
According to the Arab TV network al-Arabiya, hair salons throughout the country are requesting this precious ‘tonic’ and selling it at four dollars a litre – a high price considering the income level of most of the buyers.
Nasty! Just plain nasty!
The director of the US Missile Defense Agency said yesterday that Iran’s missile tests have emphasized the urgency of going ahead with plans to place a proposed US missile defense system in Eastern Europe.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meanwhile warned Iran that the United States will not back down in the face of Iranian threats against Israel.
Iran answered hours later with another round of missile tests that included those launched from naval ships in the Gulf and surface-to-surface missiles.
The Saudis might want to consider having a chat with Ahmabooboo themselves. It would be in their best interest to reign in the little tyrant and his puppet masters.
While aggressive evictions are reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York, Representative Charles B. Rangel is enjoying four of them, including three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a building owned by one of New York’s premier real estate developers.
Mr. Rangel, the powerful Democrat who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, uses his fourth apartment, six floors below, as a campaign office, despite state and city regulations that require rent-stabilized apartments to be used as a primary residence.
Two obvious reasons he gets away with this: One, he’s a Dhimmicrat. Two? Well, YOU figure it out!
The bodies of two US soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, their families have told the Associated Press news agency.
Spc Alex Jimenez and Pte Byron Fouty were seized in an ambush in May 2007 in an area south of Baghdad.
The body of a third soldier, Pte Joseph Anzack Jr, was found in the Euphrates river a short time after the attack.
The Islamic State of Iraq, a group that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq, had released a video saying it killed all three men.
The parent’s of Spc Jimenez, 25, of Massachusetts, and Pte Fouty, 19, of Michigan, said uniformed military officials had visited their homes to inform them of their sons’ deaths.
The Pentagon usually waits 24 hours after notifying soldiers’ next of kin before making a public announcement.
Many prayers with the families of these fine young men.
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.