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Some Ice With That Drink?

scienceThis post primarily gets its information from a recent article in the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.  Unfortunately for Americans real news in generally unavailable from U.S. news sources.

First the scare…

“Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast.”

Then the “science”…

Baby It’s Warm Outside?

 she blinded me with scienceFirst the scare…

“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. (Applause.) Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods — all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act before it’s too late.”

Talk Me Off Of the Ledge

No I am not planning to throw myself off of a tall building, but life as a conservative seems rather harsh and I keep looking at how easy it is for liberals with more than a little jealousy.  Life for a liberal is quite simple…

  • It’s a life where they can go from Global Cooling will kill us unless we do something, to Global Warming will kill us unless we take drastic (and costly) measures, to a nice balance of Global Climate Change which gives them cover to every climate situation.  They seem to have no qualms about making these label changes and are as vociferous in their arguments.  Oh and they have the backing of the elitist media. That’s much better than the facts.

Ever Wonder Why?

Starting a book like this is a daunting task.  Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite writers and I marvel at the ease in which he dissects complex subjects in a very practical and entertaining way.  Ever Wonder Why is a collection of past articles and “other controversial essays” covering race relations, taxes, black history month, public education, the media, and much more.  Because of the format, none of the articles is more than three pages and sometimes the subject left me wanting more from Sowell.

The British Are Coming

GoreAs the United States’ Lame Stream Media continues to ignore the Climategate scandal, the Brits continue to be on top of things.  I don’t usually post to simply link to someone’s article, but this expose from the UK’s Daily Express on Natural Climate Change Deniers lists 100 reasons why climate change IS natural.  Take the time to read the list as many of their talking points are debunked.

Here are a few to entice you:

No. 8  The IPCC theory is driven by just 60 scientists and favourable reviewers not the 4,000 usually cited

New Carbon Dioxide Rule Riles

epa_sealLeaders from around the world are flying their private jets to Copenhagen this week to attend a summit to develop a framework for global governance predicated on man made global warming or climate change.  With this meeting as a backdrop, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is expected do designate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant.

This “endangerment” finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require sources that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to take measures to reduce emissions regardless of whether the legislature passes the unpopular cap and trade legislation.  

Gore’s Global Scheme Has A Fever

zicamWord is that Rush Limbaugh is sending a few packages of Zicam to Nobel Prize winner Al “CO2 is death” Gore.  Gore maybe be developing some hacking symptoms as recent e-mails shed light on the “settled science” behind the man-made global warming push.  If you have family or friends who still rely on the “dead tree media” (that’s a new name from our friends in the UK) they probably have not heard the story yet.

As I have found latey, journalists in the United Kingdom seem to have the scoop on the Yankee reporters.  This passage from the UK Telegraph story brought a smile;

Costco Disconnection

CostcoIf you asked my family, they may describe my relationship with Costco as a special one.  I do most of the grocery shopping for our family and I do most of it at Costco.  I have belonged to our local store since it opened many years ago and even have a favorite parking spot (though I rarely get it).  My youngest often goes with me and we enjoy snack-shopping (being fed lots of samples while we shop) and having lunch together after we shop.  My chili recipe ingredients starts with two big packs of Costco ground chuck, a big pack of red peppers, a huge can of whole tomatoes, and a huge can of tomato paste (I should explain that we have a huge freezer and this recipe makes enough for about ten meals).

True American Hero – Lord Christopher Monckton

Sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!

moncktonThe begining of this Longfellow poem was used by Lord Christopher Moncton to end his address at Bethel University last week.  I had never heard that poem before, but Lord Monckton told the audience that it was also used by Winston Churchill in an address to FDR as we entered World War II.  It shows the deep love, respect, and hope that our country represents to many in the world.  Lord Monckton also said these touching words:

Mea Culpa (mā’ə kŭl’pə)

Mea Culpa is is defined  as:

“An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.”

Synonyms:  “eating crow”

Can you use it in a sentence?

meaculpa“Mr. Bush didn’t cough up his modified-limited mea culpa until he’d seen his whole administration flash before his eyes.” [This was the example actually used at Answers.com for the definition.  The sentence is attributed to Frank Rich of the New York Times.  This is also a good example of a reporter expressing his opinion in his writing.  Calling a sitting president “Mr. Bush” is disrespectful.  One must ask “Why so Vitriolic, Frank?”]