Global warming skeptic buries Sierra Club director under avalanche of facts [VIDEO]
Marc Morano, a global warming skeptic and the editor of ClimateDepot.com, fought the climate sob stories peddled by Sierra Club Director Michael Brune with cold, hard facts on CNN Tuesday night.
“‘Global weirding’ is nothing more than a pseudoscience expression,” he said on Don Lemon’s “11th Hour,” pushing back against Lemon’s contention that the “extreme” cold weather wracking much of the country is a symptom of climate change.
“So record cold is now evidence of man-made global warming,” Morano said sarcastically. “What evidence would disprove climate change? It seems that no matter the weather, everything that happens proves it.”
And then the Warmener goes right on to prove that point.
The ad in question is for a LOCAL CATHOLIC children’s pediatric foundation, no less.
— David Tullo (@DavidTullo) December 12, 2013
ESPN should suck a thousand angry stones. Cast a few, if you’re so inclined.
I will not step foot in a retail store today.
I will not shop online.
I will delete every sale email I receive without reading.
My, Liberals sure do love themselves some dictatorships, don’t they?
“Somebody keeps on yelling, ‘executive order,’” Obama said. “I’m going to actually pause on this issue because a lot of people have been saying this lately on every problem, which is just, ‘Sign an executive order and we can pretty much do anything and basically nullify Congress.’” When people started applauding, Obama said, “Wait, wait, wait. Before everybody starts clapping, that’s not how it works. We’ve got this Constitution, we’ve got this whole thing about separation of powers. So there is no short-cut to politics, and there’s no short-cut to democracy. We have to win on the merits of the argument with the American people, as laborious as it seems sometimes…What we have to do is keep on going, keep on pushing, and eventually we move in a better direction.”
Liberal Facism: dissent is cherished, so long as you agree with them, natch.
That pesky old Dead White Slave Holder Constitution, that Charter of Negative Liberties that so unreasonably restrains the Enlightened One from Doing Our Work.
For Us, my Brothers.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Words, just meaningless antiquated words
The Washington Times and one of its former journalists on Thursday sued the Department of Homeland Security, accusing federal agents of illegally seizing the newspaper’s reporting materials during the execution of a search warrant in an unrelated case.
In a motion filed in federal court in Greenbelt, The Times and reporter Audrey Hudson asked a judge to force the federal agency to return all reporting files and documents it seized from Ms. Hudson’s home office during a raid in early August.
The newspaper alleged that federal agents accompanying Maryland State Police on the raid took materials from Ms. Hudson’s office that were not covered by the search warrant that authorized the collection solely of evidence about guns and a potato launcher allegedly possessed by her husband, Paul Flanagan.
The seized materials included documents the newspaper had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act as well as notes and memos that identified confidential sources from a series of investigative stories that exposed problems inside the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Air Marshal Service.
… Ms. Hudson’s home was raided by Maryland State Police at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 6. The investigators, including Miguel Bosch, a federal agent with the Homeland Security’s Coast Guard Investigative Service, had a warrant to search for unregistered firearms and a potato launcher belonging to Ms. Hudson’s husband. To date, Mr. Flanagan has not been charged with any wrongdoing in the case.
The warrant did not give investigators permission to seize personal records and documents unrelated to the firearms investigation, the newspaper’s court filing argued.
An evidence log from Maryland State Police shows that on Sept. 3, the documents were removed from the evidence holding room by a federal agent and returned an hour later, but the log gives no record of what was done with the documents and why they were removed.
Remember the uproar about Jonah Goldberg’s “smiley face” of Liberal facism?
Doesn’t sound so far-fetched now, does it?
Oh hey, look what we found lying around here in a box
The State Department has belatedly released dozens of photos of the aftermath of last year’s terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi after The Washington Times inquired about the authenticity of photographs it received from a Welsh security contractor assigned to the doomed American outpost in eastern Libya.
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, had requested all photos and videos of the besieged diplomatic mission under the Freedom of Information Act in December and February, and the State Department released only seven photographs in June.
But this week, after weeks of inquiries by The Times about photos it received, the State Department released a trove of photographs showing buildings and vehicles ablaze during the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Other photos show ransacked offices, burned-out cars and Arabic graffiti scrawled on walls.
The State Department said it had forwarded the photographs to the FBI for its investigation into the attack and submitted them to the accountability review board, the independent panel that conducted the State Department’s mandatory probe of the Benghazi incident and events leading up to it. The department also shared the photographs with members of Congress looking into the Obama administration’s response to the attack.
Judicial Watch was incredulous over the sudden release of never-before-published photographs and criticized the State Department for withholding requested videos of the attack and its aftermath.
“The new photos reveal a level of total devastation thoroughly belying Obama’s original cover story that the carnage was perpetrated by a bunch of random malcontents upset over an unpleasant video,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Wednesday on the group’s website. “The fact that we’ve had to wait nearly a year and file a federal lawsuit for basic documentary material of the attack shows that this administration is still in cover-up mode. And now the Obama administration brings the Benghazi stonewall to a whole new level by withholding video of the attack using frivolous arguments such as ‘privacy.’”
It worked for Hillary at the Rose Law firm, so why shouldn’t she do it at State?
And now she hopes it will conveniently get glossed over in the midst of the Obamacare disaster.
…so you can claim “you asked about it” later.
In the last of a two-part interview, Judy Woodruff (PBS’s The News Hour) GRILLS new ATF director B. Todd Jones last night:
…JUDY WOODRUFF: We know that the bureau has had some high-profile controversies in recent years, most notably Fast and Furious, this exercise where ATF agents, in effect, were standing by while drug cartels were taking — trafficking in guns and moving them across the border.
The cigarette smuggling ring, we mentioned, other problems. How confident are you that this kind of thing is now a part of the past of the bureau and not the future?
B. TODD JONES: Again, I have been a trial lawyer most of my life and a prosecutor, and I have learned never say never, because we operate in a business that is chockful of risk.
But what I do have a high level of confidence, given some of the fixes that we put in, the leadership team we have in place, and our institutionalization of really the core flaws as to what happened on the southwest border, I have a higher level of confidence now 24 months on the job than I did when I came to this organization for the first time in September of 2011.
We have done a fair amount of work to make sure that cases are monitored, that there’s appropriate leadership involved in decision-making, and that the communications between what’s happening out in the field and what the knowledge of headquarters here in Washington, D.C., knows is much, much better than it was when I arrived here.
Yeah, okay. THAT’S ALL there was TO it ~ couple o’ guns went that-a-way ~ and I have no frickin’ idea what HE said.
One hundred fifty years ago today, after some music and a two hour oration by the leading speaker of the day, a tall gaunt man stood and delivered in but a few brief remarks words that have and will stand forever
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
It is in fact very appropriate that Captain Teleprompter is skipping the events there today, as the comparison would shrink him even more.
So WebMD has come out as a big supporter of Obamacare.
I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with the millions they are getting from the Feds
Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration’s top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law.
The consumer health care site had the occasional nice thing to say about Obamacare, too. In one article, it predicted doctors might pick up more patients and crowed in an article titled “7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act” that many consumers already had received insurance refunds under the law.
But what neither Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius nor WebMD mentioned at the time was that the company, which millions of Americans regularly read for health news, also stood to earn millions of dollars from a federal contract to teach doctors about Obamacare.
Everybody’s lining up at the Government trough: these websites, the idiots trying to build websites, the insurance companies that are happy the government is forcing people who would not normally buy insurance to buy it.
It’s all good fun until the bills come due.
TEN THOUSAND PLUS DEAD, Millions in Dire, Terrible Need and the Politically Correct, Ever-So-Educated HuffPo Crowd
…is putting out tweets like this:
— Rationalize-Anything (@JessicaBari) November 11, 2013
GOD, their self-absorbed smugness BURNS MY ASS.
I’ve NEVER met ANYBODY like the Salvation Army in a major disaster zone and I’ve been in THREE. They’re the first in, the last to leave and they work their asses off 24/7 to help EVERY SINGLE SOUL IN NEED, it doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, orange, green, purple, gay, bi, straight or zombie. They want YOU taken care of as best they can and they do it.
From a previous post with Hurricane Katrina overhead:
UPDATE: While I can get online, let me first thanks Bingster for posting this, but please, please let me add my fervent appeal for your donations to go to the Salvation Army. We have unfortunately gotten to see all the aid agencies in action. The Salvation Army has impressed us tremendously with their selflessness and dedication to people’s immediate needs and their continuing ones. They were literally a Godsend after Ivan and stuck around through thick and thin for months afterwards. For everybody. Feeding people, clothing them, sheltering them, holding hands, getting answers. If you need it, they’re there if there’s anyway on earth possible for them to be.
Not to mention the fact, they have the infrastructure, knowledge and well-oiled disaster relief machines to do it. With the ADDED BONUS that EVERY DOLLAR YOU SEND FOR THAT DISASTER GOES to RELIEF IN THAT DISASTER. Not like the predatious Red Cross (and other “relief organizations”), who reserve the right to use those dollars where “they see the need”, like headquarters, salaries and jaunts.
Oh, I am HOT.
ths update: Wow. She actually paid attention to my tweets in reply defending the Salvation Army. And learned something. How really nice. (And I MEAN that in the NICEST way possible.)
@treehuggingsis I appreciate u informing me of this. I deleted the tweet, though greater message was simply 2 give back. I hope every1 does.
— Rationalize-Anything (@JessicaBari) November 11, 2013
Musketeer-fear freezes school: Political philosophy classes hardest hit
WANTAGH, New York (WABC) — Students at a high school and middle school in Wantagh were on locke-down after a teacher thought she overheard a student say they had a gun.
Actually he said he “really wanted to learn the canon in school.”
I’m sorry if you suckers believed me when I said you could keep those crappy plans that you supposedly in your ignorance claimed you liked. Well, I’m really only sorry actually that people recorded me saying that ‘promise’ so many times.
There, now all is forgiven.
The truth? Obama told a whopper
…I don’t feel good about calling out the president’s whopper, since I support most of his policies and programs. But in this instance, he would have to be delusional to think he was telling the truth.
So I’m listening this morning to the radio as they’re talking about this gunman at the Mall up in Bergen County. It was the first I had heard of it as I spent last night reading about Charlemagne on my Kindle.
Well I was sipping some bourbon too I guess.
Anyhow, they had live coverage from the Mall and the Bergen County Prosecutor was giving a press conference as they had just found this kid’s body about an hour before (this was 4:30ish this morning) and he was asked about the gun. He said it was a “large caliber” weapon that had been legally modified to look like an AK-47, it was “not a handgun, it was a large caliber rifle.” He said this several times, which of course got the assembled Press very a twitter.
And then a few minutes later he said he believed the gun was “a .22 caliber.”
These are our Leaders.
Oh, and of course the Press asked if he played video games.
…backing off. Disappeared COMPLETELY for a while in a…get ready for it…GLITCH!!
Must have been some pretty PISSED OFF PHONE CONVERSATIONS with the White House, ya think?
Their headline right now is “What did Obama know, and when did he find out?”
Drip drip drip
Really, I for one have complete faith in the government that any device they place on my car to track the number of miles I drive for taxing purposes will be strictly used for that and nothing else
WASHINGTON — As America’s road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.
The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America’s major roads.
The usually dull arena of highway planning has suddenly spawned intense debate and colorful alliances. Libertarians have joined environmental groups in lobbying to allow government to use the little boxes to keep track of the miles you drive, and possibly where you drive them — then use the information to draw up a tax bill.
How could anyone possibly think the government might abuse or misuse this data?
I am sure that if this new taxing scheme goes through than of course they will eliminate all the gasoline taxes, right?
…authored by you will NEVER guess who…
Sorry liberals, Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site
By Ezra Klein
There’s been a rash of commentary from some on the left who’ve decided that the real problem with Obamacare isn’t the crippling technological issues that have made it impossible for almost anyone to enroll in the federally run health-insurance exchanges but the media’s coverage of those problems.
It’s not the crime, it’s the lack of a cover-up.
…A failure in the press coverage of the health-care exchange’s rocky launch has been in allowing people to believe that the problem is a glitchy Web site. This is a failure of language: “The Web site” has become a confusing stand-in phrase for any problem relating to the law’s underlying infrastructure. No one has a very good word to describe everything that infrastructure encompasses.
In brick-and-mortar terms, it’s the road that leads to the store, the store itself, the payment systems between the store and the government and the manufacturers, the computer system the manufacturers use to fill the orders, the trucks that carry the the product back to the store, the loading dock where the customers pick up the products, and so on.
It’s the problems in that infrastructure — indeed, much more than “just a Web site” — that pose such deep problems for the law.
The percent of people able to work who actually are continues to decline…
I guess there must be some “glitches” in this latest Recovery Summer.
…and actually do some work in “her” garden
Washington, DC – The first government shutdown in seventeen years has had a dramatic impact on First Lady Michelle Obama’s world-famous Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn, currently bursting with more than thirty kinds of vegetables, including Presidential pumpkins awaiting harvest just in time for Halloween.
In the eleven days since the shutdown began on Oct. 1, the pounds and pounds of ripe organic bounty have gone to waste. The vegetables filling the 1,500 square-foot plot are now rotting away on the vines and in the boxed beds, thanks to the mandate for “minimal maintenance” placed on the skeletal crew of National Park Service gardeners who remain on duty at 1600 Penn.
The gardeners are not allowed to harvest the crops, a White House source told Obama Foodorama. Weeds are springing up everywhere, and the vegetables that have already fallen off the vines are now mouldering on the ground.
Or, perhaps, just perhaps, much like her husband the wonderful ideas and visions she wishes to impose upon us do not of course apply to her…
We’re supposed to be enthusiastic and ecstatic that her being nominated to be Chair of the Fed will be so “historic.”
Just how well has placing people in important positions because of their skin color or what’s between their legs worked out for us?
You know would be really historic?
Nominating someone sensible.
…but I’m pretty impressed with how Ted Cruz maintains an amiable demeanor through the whole excruciating exercise. I’d a’ popped her.
On the otherhand, Chris Wallace ripped Jack Lew a new one, history-lesson-wise, as far as those extortive debt ceiling threats go. Took him to SCHOOL.