Thursday, February 11, 2010

Various And Sundry Items

NYT: Snowstorms Proof Of Global Warming

They don't use these exact words. But if you read today's daily climate piece, one gets the distinct impression that this is indeed the message.

As the first blizzard howled last weekend, the Virginia Republican Party put up an advertisement on the Web — titled “12 Inches of Global Warming” — criticizing two Virginia Democrats, Representatives Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello, who voted for the federal cap-and-trade legislation last year. The advertisement urges voters to call Mr. Boucher and Mr. Perriello to ask if they will help with the shoveling.

Speculating on the meaning of severe weather events is not new. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and a deadly heat wave in Europe in the summer of 2003 incited similar arguments about what such extremes might — or might not — say about the planet’s climate.

But climate scientists say that no single episode of severe weather can be blamed for global climate trends while noting evidence that such events will probably become more frequent as global temperatures rise.

This isn't a single episode. Two years in a row government meetings on global warming were postponed by ice storms. This year, two major blizzards within a week shut down the entire government.

As I have said before, I am not an overly religious man. But we must consider that there is a message in all of this. Someone is trying to tell somebody, something.

Former Indiana Senator Coats Seeks To Unseat Bayh

He says he's getting encouragement from national Republican leaders. This statement alone would make me nervous, since he is telling us all that he is the favorite of the current Republican establishment. I don't know about you all, but I don' think that makes a compelling case for why I should support him. The establishment is what got us into this mess.

That's strike one.

Then there is this little problem with carpetbagging, he hasn't lived in Indiana for years. He has been working for lobbying firms in Washington.

That's strike two and three.

I think it will be up to the tea party movement to let him know that we appreciate the time he spent representing us, but his candidacy is not what we need right now. We need someone that will reform Washington not take us back into the past, and establisment cadidates are those who seek the same old thing that failed before---the reassertion of the GOP establishment.

Rand Paul Working Hard To Win Kentucky Senate Nomination

Speaking of anti-establishment campaigns, Rep. Ron Paul's son is running a hard-nosed primary campaign against the current GOP establishment candidate. The last poll I can find was from Public Policy Polling back in December and shows Dr. Paul way ahead.

Paul is up 44-25 on Grayson. 39% of likely primary voters have a favorable opinion of him to 13% unfavorable while 22% view Grayson positively to 15% unfavorable.

Paul is winning the votes of conservatives by a 47-20 margin, while Grayson holds a 36-34 lead with moderates. Paul is having a particularly good amount of success with folks who think that the Republican Party in Washington has become too liberal- his lead with them is 54-18. Paul’s support is universal across demographic lines, as he is up with men, women, voters in every region of the state, and every group of the GOP electorate broken down by age.

Business as usual is not what this country needs, not from Dems or the GOP. In my view, the GOP is every bit as guilty of the mess we are in right now. They have been Dem Lite for way too long. It's time to get government out of our lives and into the issues that affect us as a nation. Hopefully Kentucky will see this and send a message to this effect, by nominating and electing Dr. Paul to the U.S. Senate.

TEA Party: What It Is, What It Isn't

This is an excellent essay that summarizes the objectives and make-up of the TEA Party and seems to validate much of what I said in my Progressively More Confused post, from yesterday. The primary misconception is that the progressives want people to believe is that we are a bunch of whackos, hell-bent on destroying the republic and initiating anarchy. That is the lie that they are advancing because they are scared.

Read this essay over a RCP. It's not very long and very much to the point.


Chuck said...

This is why they changed global warming to climate change, so they could use any event to explain their crackpot theory. That and the NYT writers are a bunch of loons.

amerloque said...

Hi LAS !


///Global Warming Hearing Postponed Because of the Snow///

(wider grin)

Now, this morning (Thursday) Al Gore is in all seriousness advocating the use of chicken$hit to help fight AGW.

///At Josh Frye's poultry farm in West Virginia, the chicken waste is fed into a large, experimental incinerating machine. Out comes a charcoal-like substance known as "biochar" — which is not only an excellent fertilizer, but also helps keep carbon in the soil instead of letting it escape into the atmosphere, where it acts as a greenhouse gas.

Former vice president and environmental advocate Al Gore calls biochar "one of the most exciting new strategies" available to stop climate change. For Frye, it means that, before long, "the chicken poop could be worth more than the chickens themselves." ///

Chicken$hit will save us from the apocalypse ! Unbelievable.

You couldn't make this stuff up. (grin) No, it's not April 1st. (wider grin)


LASunsett said...

//This is why they changed global warming to climate change//

Unless you live in Rio, where they are having a massive heat wave right now.

Hot temps = global warming
Cold temps = climate change

LASunsett said...

Hi Amerloque,

No $hit. I thought you were $hitting me, until I ready the article.

Ain't that some $hit?

amerloque said...

Hi LAS !

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

- Leo Tolstoy


LASunsett said...


See one, do one, teach one!!!


Rocket said...

Hi Amerloque, LA

Chicken$hit will save us from the apocalypse !

BULLSHIT! (smile)

Coldest continual winter low temps here in Paris since 1987. This is our 3rd winter offensive this year as it is known in this part of the woods. Each one lasting about 3 weeks.

I am now collecting dogshit on the streets of Paris to heat my apartment. I am very concerned about saving the environment from the nasty human race.

With the performance of my equities it's time to invest in chickenshit. $$$$$$$$

LASunsett said...

Maybe the $hit that the NYT is putting out has a little something to do with their significant loss of ad revenue?

Anonymous said...

I think Tolstoy via L'Amerloque is reminding us that if we tell a lie long enough, and with sufficient sincerity, then even we will begin to believe it. This may explain how our elected officials can step in front of television cameras, smile, and assure us that all is well for as long as they are in control of our lives —they actually do believe that crap. How fortunate we are to rely upon our fellow citizens to select the right people to lead us. Well, wait a minute … if we were being led, then why have we been wandering in the desert for the past sixty years?

Just asking ...


LASunsett said...

//Well, wait a minute … if we were being led, then why have we been wandering in the desert for the past sixty years?//

I am looking outside my window to see if there are any cacti.

Nope. No desert here.

Just an igloo, snowman, and a couple of polar bears chasing the neighbor's dog.

A.C. McCloud said...

Maybe Tolstoy once dabbled in climatology. No doubt there is some influence on global temps from mankind but the likelihood we can change the global climate system more than a few tenths of a degree is far-fetched and smacks of overblown self-importance.

But they believe it. And they believe they are protecting us rubes from ourselves. That's why the suggestion was made at the recent Davos to get rid of anonymous bloggers (registration) so they can go back to controlling the narrative again.

LASunsett said...

//That's why the suggestion was made at the recent Davos to get rid of anonymous bloggers (registration) so they can go back to controlling the narrative again.//

I think that this has been in the back of these people's minds from the beginning of the blogosphere. They are just seeking to use this and any other excuse to implement it.

Anonymous said...

Google is overrun by lefturds and envirokooks, I even know a conservative blogger who had his blog and a years worth of research frozen up for 2 months during the election... with no warning by our friends at Google/Blogger. I had one friend that drove past their headquarters every day talking about the overwhelming number of Obozo and various, sundry leftista bumper stickers in the parking lot! More "Big Brother" is heading our way, and screw the 1st Amendment!