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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Feedback about feedbacks and suchlike fooleries | Watts Up With That?

Feedback about feedbacks and suchlike fooleries | Watts Up With That?: "The final chapter will add that there is a real danger that the UN, using advisors from the European Union, will succeed in exploiting the fraudulent science peddled by the climate/environment axis as a Trojan horse to extinguish democracy in those countries which, unlike the nations of Europe, are still fortunate enough to have it; that the world’s freedom is consequently at immediate and grave risk from the vaunting ambition of a grasping, talent-free, scientifically-illiterate ruling elite of world-government wannabes everywhere; but that – as the recent history of the bureaucratic-centralist and now-failed EU has demonstrated – the power-mad adidacts are doomed, and they will be brought low by the ineluctable futility of their attempts to tinker with the laws of physics and of economics.

The army of light and truth, however few we be, will quietly triumph over the forces of darkness in the end: for, whether they like it or not, the unalterable truth cannot indefinitely be confused, concealed, or contradicted. We did not make the laws of science: therefore, it is beyond our power to repeal them."


Shocking. Another electric car recall. « Hot Air

Shocking. Another electric car recall. « Hot Air: "It’s a tough call to say which carries more irony here: the fact that they named their car “Karma” or the name of the company itself. (For those not familiar, the Urban Dictionary definition of “fisking” notes: The word is derived from articles written by Robert Fisk that were easily refuted, and refers to a point-by-point debunking of lies and/or idiocies. )"

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Articles: Barack Obama's Always 'Helpful' Never 'Hurtful' Lies

Articles: Barack Obama's Always 'Helpful' Never 'Hurtful' Lies: "In the end, Obama's 20/20 Christmas confession that he really is a lazy liar either validates people like Joe Wilson, who knew it all along, or is a devious attempt to appear candid and self-deprecating. Of all people, the President should know that lying to avoid being hurtful in a hollow attempt to be helpful accomplishes nothing. Nevertheless, just in time for the next election cycle the President's dishonesty again brings to mind John McCain's original still-unanswered question: "Who is the real Barack Obama?""

Very good question.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Articles: The Paradox of Merit Pay

Articles: The Paradox of Merit Pay: "The ideological premise of education departments is that knowledge, per se, is not a worthy goal of education; instead, these departments focus on process skills, however dubious. Therefore, they could hardly disseminate knowledge themselves and then follow up such lessons with objective and rigorous assessments. That would simply be hypocritical. Instead, ed school is mostly constructivist sloganeering (students "make meaning," teachers are just "guides," etc.), with the simple requirement that students repeat the slogans. Group work and cooperative learning are championed as the enlightened teaching methods. This accounts for the inflated GPAs which Briggs documents in his research.
This type of teacher preparation can never be rigorous. Furthermore, students willing to embrace and repeat this kind of sloganeering are a self-selecting group who place less value on academic rigor and more on ideological conformity. This is the very demographic group which will eventually repopulate the current crop of education professors, making the possibility of change even more unlikely."

Excellent diagnosis of the problem.

Obama to add signing statement to defense authorization opposing McCain-Levin amendment « Hot Air

Obama to add signing statement to defense authorization opposing McCain-Levin amendment « Hot Air: "It’s not for the first time, either — and not even the first time for a defense authorization bill. Under fire from civil libertarians on his left, Barack Obama will add a signing statement objecting to the McCain-Levin amendment on the jurisdiction of terror suspects captured in or out of the US. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the decision in an interview with the Wall Street Journal:"

Well, what what would you expect?

Articles: Tebow and the Left's Religious Bigotry

Articles: Tebow and the Left's Religious Bigotry: "For years, liberals have publicly denounced as "irrational hatred" the disagreement and moral disapproval conservatives have articulated towards various belief systems. That's why this Tebow situation offers a teachable moment that conservatives should not let pass by. While resisting the urge to condone and embrace destructive beliefs and behavior is not irrational or hateful, impugning millions of faithful Christians by suggesting that they will torch mosques and exile immigrants just because a football player leads his team to victory is both.
What causes it? Given that Tebow has preached no sermon, written no scathing op-ed blasting the practice of abortion, taken no public stand on the issue of gay marriage, nor endorsed the eventual presidential nominee of the Republican Party, the only plausible explanation for such absurdity is that he dares to boldly utter the name of Christ, unreserved and unashamed. If that be not bigotry, the word has no meaning.
If liberals want a real reason to despise Tim Tebow, it should be because his mere presence in the national spotlight has pulled the veil off their seething and self-evident anti-Christian bigotry."

Very well said.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Power Plant Closures Due To Environmental Regulations To Take Toll On Towns | Fox News

Power Plant Closures Due To Environmental Regulations To Take Toll On Towns | Fox News: "No lights will go dark. But the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that 14.7 gigawatts -- enough power for more than 11 million households -- will be retired from the power grid in the 2014-15 period when the rules take effect. One rule curbs air pollution in states downwind from dirty power plants. Another sets first standards for mercury and other toxic pollutants from smokestacks."

Another milestone in the plan to take us back to a much lower standard of living.

See, for example: this article on the relationship between energy and prosperity.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Articles: The Hitman Cometh: America to be 'War Zone'

Articles: The Hitman Cometh: America to be 'War Zone': "Several weeks ago, Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) advanced legislation in the Senate that would designate the continental United States as a "battlefield."  Under the provisions of the legislation, the military could then deploy within the US without any formal authorization under Posse Comitatus, which limits domestic deployment and guards against a police state.  No declaration of martial law is necessary.  Obama only need give the order, and then troops can march down American streets in search of "terrorists," real or hypothetical, since no real threat need be demonstrated.  In his first term, Obama authored an executive order that transferred the power of deploying troops domestically from state governors to a council of persons answerable only to himself. A recipe for despotism and the virtual end of freedom in America now exist when this order and current proposals are combined.  The horrific implications of converting America into an active warzone are obvious to any keen observer. "

Not good...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LightSquared flunks again « Hot Air

LightSquared flunks again « Hot Air: "At this point, some people at the FCC and in the White House should start feeling a little … nervous. Yesterday afternoon, the Departments of Defense and Transportation released a joint statement stating that LightSquared is about as bad on navigational equipment as everyone knew it would be:"

But of course a big Obama donor stands to benefit, so...

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air:

What do you expect from a clown who relied on Corzine?

Video: Obama loves him some Jon Corzine « Hot Air

Video: Obama loves him some Jon Corzine « Hot Air:

Smartest man Joe Biden knows...

Records Reveal Contact Between Corzine And The Fed In MF Global's Final Days | Fox News

Records Reveal Contact Between Corzine And The Fed In MF Global's Final Days | Fox News: "Jack Gutt, a spokesman for Dudley, said the New York Fed had no comment. But sources with knowledge of the substance of these conversations told Fox News that Corzine already knew MF Global's collapse was imminent, and had reached out to Dudley for two reasons: first, to see if the Fed could help find a buyer for MF Global; and second, to assist the Fed in its efforts to minimize the fallout from what both men now realized was shaping up as a Wall Street catastrophe, the eighth largest bankruptcy in American history. "

Obama's go-to guy on economic matters.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Articles: Newt Catapults into Lead in Racism Race

Articles: Newt Catapults into Lead in Racism Race: "It would have been remarkable enough if Gingrich had merely articulated the "most racist statement" ever made about the Palestinians -- a venerable competition that includes such famous pronouncements as "Palestinian" Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi's utterance during the 1937 Peel Commission partition hearings -- to wit, "[t]here is no such country as Palestine! 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented ... Our country was for centuries part of Syria!" Few thought that the sheer racism of this statement would ever be surpassed until Ahmed Shuqeiri (later chairman of the PLO) told the U.N. Security Council much more pithily that "[i]t is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria." "


Review & Outlook: Where the Tax Money Is - WSJ.com

Review & Outlook: Where the Tax Money Is - WSJ.com: "Say we take it up to the top 10%, or everyone with income over $114,000, including joint filers. That's five times Mr. Obama's 2% promise. The IRS data are broken down at $100,000, yet taxing all income above that level throws up only $3.4 trillion. "

The "tax the rich" canard revealed.

Articles: Admitted: The Democratic Party Does Not Represent the Middle Class

Articles: Admitted: The Democratic Party Does Not Represent the Middle Class: "The real question going into to the 2012 election is whether middle-class voters will see through the marketing efforts of the Democratic Party and its media supporters to recognize that policies of prosperity, not redistribution and dependency, truly help the middle class."


Articles: JustiaGate: 'Natural Born' Supreme Court Citations Disappear

Articles: JustiaGate: 'Natural Born' Supreme Court Citations Disappear: "There has been a deliberate, targeted effort to minimize if not erase the legal importance of Minor v. Happersett in defining the term "Natural Born Citizen." Justia and PRO champion freedom of information yet at the same time hypocritically redacted the law to suit a political goal. Justia and Tim Stanley butchered these cases and, when caught, removed Wayback Machine's access to Justia's entire Supreme Court server. The only thing hidden now is the evidence of Justia's deliberate scrubbing, as the cases are available in the public domain."

Transparency, Soros style.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

America’s Communist President — Emerging Corruption

America’s Communist President — Emerging Corruption: "In a December 8 Washington Times commentary, Jeffrey T. Kuhner wrote, “There is only one problem with the White House’s narrative: It’s completely false. Mr. Obama is not a defender of the middle class but has been its mortal enemy. His policies have impoverished working-and-middle-class Americans.”
Other than the utterly brain-dead liberals for whom facts are meaningless, most Americans understand, as Kuhner pointed out, “His massive stimulus failed to restore economic recovery…his trillion-dollar deficits and skyrocketing debt have mortgaged the future of our children…Obamacare suffocates businesses, stifles job creation, and adds another unsustainable entitlement. It is creeping socialized medicine, which is wrecking the world’s finest health care system.”"

Good article.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Articles: Debt and Taxes: Settled Science

Articles: Debt and Taxes: Settled Science: "And if you want to imitate the low-debt countries of Scandinavia, raise taxes on the non-rich most, and cut government spending."


Monday, December 5, 2011

Articles: Chelsea Clinton's Baggage. No, Not Them.

Articles: Chelsea Clinton's Baggage. No, Not Them.: "The world is actually a very simple place. It just takes a long time to figure out all the connections, who people really are, and how things work. And, most important of all, who the Right People are. Because in Clinton World, there are still -- it would seem -- no Wrong People.
We're grateful to Chelsea Clinton for showing us the way."

Neither the apple, nor the bird shit, falls far from the tree.