Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Big Three Bailout

As usual, George Will hits it right on the head in his analysis of the proposed congressional bailout plan for Detroit:

"Congress could help the Detroit Three by allowing them, when meeting CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standards imposed by Congress, to count fuel-efficient cars they import from their overseas factories. Congressional Democrats oppose that because those imports are not made by members of the United Auto Workers. Those Democrats, their rhetoric notwithstanding, really care most about the union. "Saving the planet" comes second and last comes the health of the auto companies. " (George Will, 11/18/2008;

Folks, this is all about the UAW and the plan has little or nothing to do with the overall economy or any environmental ramifications. But then why is that any surprise?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oh say it ain't so Jimmy Boy

For those who still think that AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is real, here is one recent example of how screwed-up the so-called climate experts are when handling the most basic of data:

"On Monday, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years." (Christopher Booker, The on-line, 11/16/2008).

So does it take a rocket scientist to read a thermometer? In turns out that the October readings from Russia and elsewhere were never recorded but simply carried-over from the September readings. Come on guys, this is data that is only a month old taken with modern state-of-the-art instrumentation. So how on earth are we to keep believing your bull-shit? Booker continues:

"Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s. Another of his close allies is Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, who recently startled a university audience in Australia by claiming that global temperatures have recently been rising "very much faster" than ever, in front of a graph showing them rising sharply in the past decade. In fact, as many of his audience were aware, they have not been rising in recent years and since 2007 have dropped." (from the same Booker article).

Yes they have been steadily dropping and actually have been stable for longer than that even as carbon dioxide emissions have increased. I beg critical minds to spend a few weeks carefully reading Watts Up with That? and Climate Audit as cited by Booker. And while you are at it, Junk should be daily reading for all serious minds as well.

Never mind the fact that both 2009 presidential candidates had signed on to this nitwittery. And our current wonder boy from Hyde Park will waste no time pushing carbon caps and various other mechanisms to drive our economy into the gutter. It is getting to the point where this crap is not even funny any more.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gotta Love this Change!

Very interesting goings on this week as we watch the Obamassiah put together his transition team. For someone who campaigned on Change! and pledged to distance himself from the usual beltway crowd, we are seeing a lot of warmed-over Clintonistas being mentioned or appointed. Are you ready for Sec State HRC, or as Leno said last night "The White Rice"?

All of this is to be expected because the clueless in this country voted-in a president who has absolutely no administrative knowledge or experience. Except for an odd teaching job he has no real-world work experience either. And unlike a battle-tested state governor or previous vice president both of which would have extensive personal and administrative staffs to bring with them to DC, this clown is starting from ground zero. And of course the big problem is that there are not all that many moderate democrats out there to choose from so obviously he will need to dip into the Clinton cess-pool so his cabinet and executive staffs don't end up looking like the bar sceen from Star Wars.

And finally, Steve Maloy gives us some insight on a short-term Green strategy for 2009: "The Greens plan to make an all-out push for their agenda in 2009, knowing that 2010 is an election year in which politicians, even Democrats, get cautious and avoid radical legislation. Since anything could happen in 2010 -- including the election of a Republican-controlled Congress -- the Greens have no choice but to grab what they can, while they can." (Steve Maloy, 11/13/2008;

Monday, November 10, 2008

Change! But where to begin............

Well folks it looks like we are in for another round of libtard rule. Normally, this would be an opportunity for sane folks to sit back and have a few laughs at the expense of the completely clueless in this country... a time for lite entertainment and some new skits to look forward to on late-night TV..... if only we were not living in such troubling and dangerous times.

Did the so-called "youth vote" finally show up at the polls this time around? I haven't been able to do a thorough analysis of the the exit polls but if the New Messiah made it in with the youth and immigrant votes, very well for them. But spend a few weekends at your local mall looking and listening to the inhabitants there and tell me if you don't have this feeling of impending doom run up your spine.

A few notable links and representative exerpts from the past couple of days:

Steve Milloy's commentary on Nobel laureates for Obama>>>>"A quick review of the political contributions of the 76 Nobelists revealed that at least 28 of them have contributed to Democratic politicians, including Barack Obama. There seems to be no recent record of any of the signatories contributing to any Republicans. " (Steve Milloy,, 10/30/2008)

Spook86's run-down of the Jeff Shapiro article in the WSJ calling attention to the lousy treatment of the Bush presidency by the usual cast of characters. The critical angle in this piece is not the libtard masses' inability to ever get over the Gore defeat of 2000, but much more chilling revelations of how this will affect our world view and security for decades to come >>>> "Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty -- a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House." (Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, Wall Street Journal on-line, 11/5/2008)

And to wrap things up, a colorful analysis of what went wrong by Ann Coulter >>>> "How many times do we have to run this experiment before Republican primary voters learn that "moderate," "independent," "maverick" Republicans never win, and right-wing Republicans never lose? Indeed, the only good thing about McCain is that he gave us a genuine conservative, Sarah Palin. He's like one of those insects that lives just long enough to reproduce so that the species can survive." (Ann, 11/5/2008).

Compare this to Spook86's pragmatic take on things>>>>"The good news is that conservatism is far from finished; in fact, where it actually appeared on the ballot, it flourished. Voters in California, Arizona and Florida approved referendums that banned gay marriage."