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Saturday, March 15, 2008

For The Record

You may be interested in knowing how your United States senators voted on that much-needed amendment that would have put in place a moratorium on the corrupt practice of Congressional earmarks for a year.

Both John Warner and James Webb voted NO.

Hey, it's not their money they're wasting. Why should they care?

Global Warming Theory Comes Crashing Down

It was just a matter of time before reputable scientists took over the discussion - and the research - and came to the conclusion - based on the actual statistical data and analysis rather than passion and prejudice - that global warming theories cannot be supported by FACTS.

The latest:

Climate panel on the hot seat
By H. Sterling Burnett, writing in the Washington Times

More than 20 years ago, climate scientists began to raise alarms over the possibility global temperatures were rising due to human activities, such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels.

IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] reports have predicted average world temperatures will increase dramatically, leading to the spread of tropical diseases, severe drought, the rapid melting of the world's glaciers and ice caps, and rising sea levels. However, several assessments of the IPCC's work have shown the techniques and methods used to derive its climate predictions are fundamentally flawed.

A panel of statisticians chaired by Edward J. Wegman, of George Mason University, found significant problems with the methods of statistical analysis used by the researchers and with the IPCC's peer review process.

The IPCC published its Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 predicting global warming will lead to widespread catastrophe if not mitigated, yet failed to provide the most basic requirement for effective climate policy: accurate temperature statistics.

These problems led Mr. Wegman's team to conclude that the idea that the planet is experiencing unprecedented global warming "cannot be supported." (link)

The end of the line for Al Gore and his band of fear mongers.

Perhaps now our august politicians will give up on that harmful carbon tax notion since the fundamental premise for it has been exposed as being a house of cards.

Any bets?

Why Did It Take Him 20 Years?

Barack Obama attended a Chicago church regularly that was overseen by a strident, despicably vile racist who spewed the most morally reprehensible hatred from the pulpit (you've seen it before; see it again; it's ugly), and Obama just now feels it is offensive? After all these years?

Why does this ring just a tad hollow?
Obama Denounces His Pastor’s Statements
By Jodi Kantor, The New York Times

In the handful of years Senator Barack Obama has spent in the national spotlight, his stance toward his pastor has gone from glowing praise to growing distance to — as of Friday — strong criticism.

On Friday, Mr. Obama called a grab bag of statements by his longtime minister, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., “inflammatory and appalling.”

“I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are ... [blah blah blah] (link)
Obama's contrition might be more convincing had he walked out of one (of hundreds?) of this slave trader's hate-filled sermons at any point in time between the 1980's and now.

But only now he's appalled? Give me a break.

When It Rains, It Pours

Obama is scrambling for cover as incoming fire from all directions pours down on him. In addition to his frantic attempts to distance himself from his longtime racist pastor (see above), there's this scandal developing:
Obama: I trusted Rezko
By David Jackson, Chicago Tribune Reporter

Trying to put his past with Antoin "Tony" Rezko behind him, presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday said he never thought the nowindicted (sic) Chicago businessman would try to take advantage of him because his old friend had never asked for a political favor.

But in a 90-minute interview with Tribune reporters and editors, Obama disclosed that Rezko had raised more for Obama's earlier political campaigns than previously known, gathering as much as $250,000 for the first three offices he sought.

Obama also elaborated on previous statements about ... (link)
He's trying to run but can't hide. And it's only the beginning.

This Is Fun To Watch

I'm your average guy. I like a good train wreck:
Delegate Battles Embroil 2 States
By Michael Lup and John M. Broder, The New York Times

Democrats in Michigan and Florida struggled Friday to resolve the impasse over their disputed January primaries, coming up with a plan to hold a June primary in Michigan while remaining deadlocked in Florida.

Reflecting how tense the situation has become, influential fund-raisers for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have stepped up their behind-the-scenes pressure on national party leaders to resolve the matter, with some even threatening to withhold their donations to the Democratic National Committee unless it seats the delegates from the two states or holds new primaries there. (link)
I think these two ought to settle this in a mud wrestling contest. I'd enjoy watching that too.