The Latest Snow-Job On Behalf of Global Warming
In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable: and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality. – Karl Popper (HT: Today In Sci.com) As the snows of another “harsher than expected” Winter blanket Europe, Marlowe Hood of AFP tells us not to believe our lying eyes. He admits it’s counterintuitive, but assures | Read More »
The Worst-Case Scenario For 2011
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne? – “Auld Lang Syne” – Robert Burns. (HT: Jim Malcolm) People reading my stuff for a few years have no doubt inferred a certain level of pessimism. This isn’t entirely accurate. I’m a glass half-full type of guy. Just don’t inquire as to what I think | Read More »
The Roof Is On Fire!!
We don’t need no water let the m———– burn Burn m————, burn – Harry Reid introducing his Omnibus Appropriations Act. (Just kidding) HT:Lyricsmode.com The good news from the Senate is that it could not complete a cornerstone agenda item. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 1,900-page Christmas List got lost in the mail on the way to Santa’s Workshop. It seems Senator Mitch McConnell gets to be | Read More »
I didn’t see an open thread thingy, so I’ll put up a brief post here. The House of Representatives has just delayed consideration on the Tax Rate legislation that passed the US Senate. They want their cut at amending said law. The Dem leadership calls this a “little bump.” We.Shall.See.
Pigging Out At The Pigford Buffett – Liberal Lawfare Athwart The Commonweal
As if the $1.1Tr, Earmark-festooned debacle of a Porknibus Bill that recently erupted forth from the bowels of Czar Reid’s Senate wasn’t calamity enough. As if the utter refusal of the Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives to properly apply their Pay-Go Laws to the extension of unemployment benefits wasn’t a sorry enough joke. We now have a new method by which disingenuous political | Read More »
No Labels Implies No Brains
“Not left. Not right. Forward.” The No Labels organizational slogan. (HT: Ann Althouse) Like Ann Althouse, I’m profoundly unimpressed by the whole concept of “No Labels.” They claim to be Grass Roots Moderates seeking to build a movement for political independents. How that differs from an impotence support group, holding an inaugural circle-jerk, I’m not quite sure. Oh, and nothing quite reminds us of Malcolm | Read More »
A New Challenge To Healthcare Reform (You Try Treating Sickness Without Any Professional Doctors).
“Physicians support reform; in fact, we were the ones leading the fight against the status quo. But this new research shows that doctors strongly believe the law is not working like it needs to – for them, or for their patients,” said Lou Goodman, PhD, President. “For any health care reform effort to be successful, it must include the viewpoint of our nation’s doctors. Their | Read More »
On One Topic; Sharon Angle Was Magnificently Right
Man Up, Harry! Sharon Angle in her one shining moment. It was a miserable afternoon for Vince Young and his entire team; the Tennessee Titans. They had just managed to be the only team in the last five weeks to manage a loss to the Washington Quitskins. Young had also badly injured one his fingers, and was knocked out of the game. Vince was, shall | Read More »
How To Properly Kick the @$$ of @$$ange
WikiLeaks is the journalistic equivalent of the art world’s Piss Christ — a product of the cynical postmodern West. – Victor Davis Hanson (HT: NRO) Julian Assange believes that he cuts a bold figure. He is the hero of Internet Glibertarians from around the globe. He lives the life of Croesus while providing no more useful a service to society than the bums who sit | Read More »
Does The Ayn Rand Novel End In Mexico?
Government “help” to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. – Ayn Rand (HT: Brainyquote) Mexico, it seems, has encountered yet another self-inflicted problem. Their national oil company, PEMEX, has suffered for several years from declining marginal production. PEMEX enjoys a national monopoly on the extraction | Read More »
Buying Time At The Future’s Expense
When in doubt, punt! – John Heisman Barack Obama has learned the Art of the Deal. Following the Jujitsu of Compromise has led President Obama to offer the following. He will extend the entire menu of Bush Tax Cuts two years, if the GOP will approve a 13 month extension of unemployment benefits. The President offered the following commentary. “It’s not perfect, but this compromise | Read More »
Today Is *Not* The Day That The Sea Level Will Begin To Recede
From the diaries, by Erick I’m not entirely sure what scares me more about Then-Senator, now President Barack Obama’s speeches during the campaign. There are the untrue and completely ridiculous things the man said he was promising. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will | Read More »
Senator Sanders Critiques The Federal Reserve’s Gotha Program
“We’re talking about huge sums of money going to bail out large foreign banks,” said Senator Bernard Sanders, the Vermont independent who wrote the provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that required the Fed disclosures. “Has the Federal Reserve become the central bank of the world? I think that is a question that needs to be examined.” (HT:Bloomberg) Senator Sanders raised a condign question. Why is | Read More »
Suffer The Children? – Not if We Can Inflict Liberalism on Someone Else Instead!
“New federal health-care-reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi explained in an October 22 letter to members. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.” – Mitra Behroozi, SEIU 1199 benefits manager (HT: Michelle Malkin) This has to be one of the most pathetically hypocritical, | Read More »
“Science” Vs. Science In The Fight For The Diamond Age.
Promoted from the diaries. – mgmt “In diamond, then, a dense network of strong bonds creates a strong, light, and stiff material. Indeed, just as we named the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Steel Age after the materials that humans could make, we might call the new technological epoch we are entering the Diamond Age”. – Ralph Merkle (HT: Wikipedia) Author and Environmentalist | Read More »
So What’s The Problem?
Officer: “Buddy, you are legally drunk!” Motorist: “Legally drunk. Well, if it’s legal what’s the problem?” – George Carlin (HT: wsws.org) Dr. Natalie Carroll is probably a much better human being than many of her patients deserve. She delivers babies in a poor, African-American neighborhood in Houston, Texas. She laments the fact that 72% of the African-American mothers giving birth this year will be unwed. | Read More »
America Elected a Sun King – Now We’re Getting Burned
Making love with his ego Ziggy sucked up into his mind Like a leper Messiah – David Bowie “Ziggy Stardust” (HT: metrolyrics.com) While President Barack Obama Parkway won’t remind any of us of Versailles Palace (or even the Hoover Dam), it seeps forth from the same bilious reservoir of unbridled self-regard. Our current President seems to need to have his name in lights, lest he | Read More »
Stopping-Up a Volcano With a Garbage Can Lid
Chinese government may have the best intentions, its leaders may have IQs of 250 each on a bad day, but it is impossible to centrally manage an economy of China’s size. – Vitaliy Katsenelson (HT: Business Insider.com) When China decided to modernize its northern province that abuts Outer Mongolia, it built a magnificent city called Ordos. Ordos was designed to hold 1.5 Million residents in | Read More »
Convicted On Camera, Innocent In the Real World.
“The speculation is that the FBI is close to making the case. They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well. There are still some holes in this case”. – Tom Brokaw “reports” on the prosecution of Richard Jewell. (HT: Wikipedia) The Texas Rangers and the Mainstream media; | Read More »
The Death of the Culture and the Culture of Death
We like to scoff at pro-lifers as uptight old fuddy-duddies who want a woman to keep the retarded baby she got from when her dad raped her. However, I’m starting to think my people have swung the pendulum so far the other way, they’re pro-deathers. I mean, who’s at the soup kitchen doling out stew to the homeless? Certainly not the In Crowd. It’s uncool | Read More »