Nutty Professors Question the Settled Science of
Global Warming Climate Change
H/T Cooler Heads Digest, Competitive Enterprise Institute An article in the USA Today Science Fair blog highlights a study published online in Nature Geoscience. Researchers from Rice University, UC-Santa Cruz and the University of Hawaii at Manoa dare to challenge the State Religion scientific dogma (now there’s an oxymoron for you) that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere alone is sufficient to predict | Read More »
LA Dems Suffer Setback in Struggle for Womyn’s Rights and Equal Pay
The Democratic Party (A/K/A the Party of the Oppressed, the Party of Womyn’s Rights, the Party of Working People, Defenders of A Living Wage, etc.) have themselves a little image problem in the Bayou State, to wit: 2nd lawsuit filed against La. Democrats Kimberly Hulbert of St. Tammany Parish filed suit Tuesday against the party, accusing its former executive director, Britton Loftin, of repeatedly fondling | Read More »
NOAA Hedges Bets on 2009 Hurricane Prediction
You may recall that earlier this year, NOAA made the bold prediction that 2009′s Hurricane Season would probably near normal in terms of tropical storm activity, but if it weren’t, it would either be a lot more active or a lot less active than normal. We pay these guys for that?! Now the National Weather Service of NOAA is hedging its bets. In a July | Read More »
The Trial of William Jefferson (D-LA), A First in Jurisprudence
From the diaries by Erick. Just a reminder: the Defendant in this case was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. The “honorable explanation” that he has promised since the $90,000 showed up in his freezer in 2005 turns out to be, “I didn’t take that money with the intention of bribing anyone. I took it with the intention of keeping it myself.” | Read More »
Jefferson (D-LA) Trial Moves on to Other Schemes
William Jefferson corruption trial shifts to other ‘schemes’ On Thursday, prosecutors said the story of Baton Rouge-based Arkel International’s involvement with Jefferson is similar to what the jury had heard about Jefferson’s efforts to bring iGate Inc.’s telecommunications technology to western Africa. Jefferson was willing to provide assistance, but only if a family-owned business was provided with money, prosecutors said. George Knost, Arkel’s president, testified | Read More »
Mr. Obama, Tear Down That Wall!
So, if we had started a year ago, we’d be only nine years away, even if you accept the meme. My, time does fly when you’re having fun! July 10, 2009 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Dear Mr. President: This coming Tuesday, Americans will mark the first anniversary of an historic change in our nation’s energy policy, one that came in the | Read More »
Dear Mr. Pickens: I Hate to Say I Told You So…
Here’s an excerpt from a RedState diary written by yr humble correspondent dated January 18, 2009: Wind Energy: How Con-veeeen-ient! T. Boone Pickens’ wind energy plan calls for blanketing the Great Plains [with wind farms], from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakotas. That’s because that’s where the wind resource is best, right? Wrong! That’s because “nobody lives there”, at least from the perspective of the | Read More »
Photos Detail $90,000 in Jefferson’s FREEZER!
Jefferson has pleaded innocent to 16 counts of public corruption including bribery, conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering. The Justice Department accuses Jefferson of using his congressional influence and office to promote American business deals in Africa in return to payments to himself and family members. Jefferson contends that he was acting as a private businessman who never conducted official congressional acts for the companies such | Read More »
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and T. Boone Pickens…
H/T dennism It seems that oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ eponymous “Pickens Plan” to make the country energy independent while making Boone a gazillionaire has encountered a significant technical obstacle. Engineer’s have a term of art for that obstacle. They call it “reality”. Seems like ol’ Boone might need a $2 billion bailout.
Capitalism Comes to North Korea?
H/T Colleen Vladimirovna From the BBC: Is North Korea turning capitalist? Communist North Korea has embraced an eminently capitalist concept by airing on state TV what is likely to be its first beer commercial. The advert, aired on Thursday, said that Taedonggang beer, with a unique scent and fresh taste, will help them ease stress and lead healthy lives because it is has been made | Read More »
Jefferson (D-LA) Caught on Tape: “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)
As intrepid RedStater Jadedbypolitics points out, this story appears to be an exclusive to the New Orleans newspaper, as it has been widely ignored by all other outlets of the MSM. From the Times-Picayune: Four times, from four different camera angles, the prosecution played the July 30, 2005, [FBI] videotape of Jefferson receiving the briefcase from Lori Mody, the Virginia businesswoman who was his partner | Read More »
Jefferson: “I’m in the shadows behind the curtains somewhere.”
The jury trial of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) continues. The story is starting to have a familiar ring: Dear Sir or Madam: I am Vice President ATIKU ABUBAKAR of Nigeria. I have obtained your contact through a close business associate who assured me of your utmost confidentiality, as a distinguished and highly tenured member of the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, U.S.A. | Read More »
Ray Nagin and the Phantom Menace
With the U.S. Attorney and the FBI looking into possible impropriety in the awarding of technology contracts by the City of New Orleans, suddenly Mayor Ray Nagin’s email records have gone AWOL. Mayor Ray Nagin says e-mail experts erred Assigning blame “is not their charge, ” Nagin said Thursday, a day after two computer experts hired by the city said that an unknown tech-savvy person | Read More »
Paging Congressman Joseph Cao, (R-LA02)!
Congressman Cao, you are in a unique position to speak out loudly and forcefully on the so-called Honduran “coup”. By doing so, you can speak to the interest of one of your largest constituent groups, while at the same time building national reputation as a conservative and a freedom fighter. Let’s face it: in November 2010, many in your D+28 district want to see you | Read More »
Jefferson Trial Update: Cooking the Books
The Jefferson family’s “consulting” firm, the ANJ Group, had a unique business plan that was successful in keeping profit margins high. N.O. accountant testifies that Jefferson family firm took in cash, but incurred no expenses Jack Swetland, a New Orleans CPA who served as the Democratic congressman’s tax accountant and campaign treasurer, said he was aware that the ANJ Group, named for Jefferson’s wife and | Read More »
Monday Afternoon Cultural Upliftenment, Courtesy the Louisiana Legislature
VIDEO: Halle Berry, She’s Fine To the tune of, well, whatever: Bow bow bow (etc.) She fine den a b****, a** and her t*** Thick in tha hips every n** want her Call her Halle Berry, Halle berry Halle Berry, Halle berry She walkin like a model Hands on your knees Scrub the ground She ain’t nothing but a tease Halle Berry, Halle berry Halle | Read More »
Heaven Claims Another Hollywood Star
Actress Gale Storm, perhaps best known as TV’s ‘My Little Margie’ after starring turns in such Big Screen features as Revenge of the Zombies and Curtain Call at Cactus Creek, is dead at 87. Storm was a Texas high schooler named Josephine Owaissa Cottle when she entered a talent contest for a radio show called “Gateway to Hollywood” in 1940. She was brought to Los | Read More »
Cap and Trade is So Much More Than a Tax
With all due respect, it’s not news that Cap and Trade is a tax on energy. Its proponents have never advanced an argument that it proposes to do anything for the environment or global climate. Cap and Trade is insidious because it creates a new entitlement, so once it’s in place it will be next to impossible to kill. If it were just a tax, | Read More »
Landrieu’s Vote Becomes Key
Energy state Democrats, especially those that try to keep some hint of “moderate” cred, know upon which side their bread is buttered. On energy matters, their vote often follows their state’s economic and employment interest, as opposed to the party line. Mary Landrieu is the lone Democratic senator in a state whose entire House delegation, including Dem Charlie Melancon, voted against the Waxman-Markey bill. Most | Read More »
U.S. Gov’t Using European Satellite Info to Spy on Americans
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), the Department of the Interior agency charged with regulating offshore oil and gas production, notified operators this week that it has been using European Space Agency (ESA) satellite images to spot night time flares in the Gulf of Mexico for the last three years. Flaring of natural gas in small quantities is sometimes necessary for testing new wells (subject to | Read More »