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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We Are Winning The Fight

Don't be confused by the following. I know Obama's cap-and-trade energy bill passed the House the other day. But that's really no longer an environment bill. It's a tax. Nothing more. So I can say with confidence that we are now winning the global warming debate.

Roger L. Simon is noticing a sea change as well:
My liberal friends don’t want to talk about global warming anymore

All of a sudden… well, not quite all of a sudden, but recently… I have noticed my liberal friends (except for the most extreme and knee-jerk) are not very interested in discussing man-made global warming. The subject rarely comes up and, when it does, it is passed over quickly, given only a nod. It’s as if that was last year’s - or last decade’s - fad, at the very moment the House of Representatives has been browbeaten by LaPelosita into voting for a cap-and-trade bill no known person has read, let alone understood. [link]
The fact that a conscious decision was made to move the argument away from "global warming" to "climate change," whatever that may mean, spoke volumes. Was it the tactical error that brought doom to the warmists' position? Or was it just a signal that they were losing on the merits and became desperate?

I choose the latter.

I know - and they now have an uneasy feeling - that the planet is not warming because of anything we as human beings are doing. Instead it's something called Nature (as in "natural").

The study of climate will soon lose its hysterics and get back to its rightful scholarly place.

And soon, very soon, we'll be taking names and heaping ridicule on those who fell for all Al Gore's shrill nonsense.

Soon. Very soon.

I Like Jeff Jarvis

He's a stalwart champion of the 1st Amendment.

He takes no prisoners.

And he never backs down.

My kinda guy.

Oh, and the fact that he's right is important too.

Is She Up To The Task?

You read things like this about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and you begin to wonder if she is in fact a mediocrity who rose to prominence solely on the basis of her minority status.

Rather embarrassing, I'd imagine.

While We're On The Subject ...

Glenn Reynolds brings up a site that focuses on one of his "pet peeves." Then cites one of mine:

ADDRESSING ONE OF MY “PET PEEVES:” The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks.

Is there one for inappropriate apostrophes, too — like those signs on RVs that say “The Smith’s”?

I honestly can't remember seeing that many instances where the first misusage occurs.

But the second is quite common. Why the apostrophe?

The Smith's ... what? If it is intended to show possession, it should do so.

I saw a handwritten sign in a convenience store not long ago that began:

Cigarette's must be paid for ...

The world teeters on the brink. It just ain't right.

* I know. I made up a word. Kinda fun.

Who Knew?

Huh. There are still colleges and universities around the country promoting "feminist studies."

I thought all that died when they chose to condone - yea, support - Bill Clinton when he was accused repeatedly of having involved himself in rape, sexual harassment, employee intimidation, lewd and lascivious behavior, assault, battery ...

It makes sense, I guess. Isn't the college campus where research into fossils occurs?

Feminist studies. School of Archaeology.

I understand.

The Largest Tax Increase In History and ...

... not one Democrat in Washington has read the thing.

This is almost comical:
Video: Energy Czar hasn’t read cap & tax, either
By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Barack Obama’s energy czar appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to discuss the cap-and-tax bill passed by the House last week on a razor-thin margin. Carol Browner got stumped by Fox’s Steve Doocy while questioning her ability to speak to the subject, which prompted her to declare Doocy “unfair” for blindsiding her. You be the judge — should Doocy have wondered whether Browner had bothered to read the bill she was promoting on national TV, or is that “unfair”?

The video:

“I’ve read vast portions of it.” Vast portions? That would put her ahead of the Congressional curve, where 219 people — including eight Republicans who made the difference — voted for it without reading it at all. We know that because the House never produced a complete, up-to-date, and integrated copy of the bill to its members before the vote took place. [link]
Here's the sad truth: I'd bet not one of those 219 people - including our congressman - has read the thing since they voted in favor of it either.

The blind leading the blind ...

Merkel For President

While Obama and his henchpersons begin to heap taxes upon the American people, German Chancellor Angela Merkel recognizes the need to lighten the burden and free up capital.

Merkel Pledges Tax Cuts Despite Rising Deficit

Depending on the type of tax cuts that pass, Germany could rebound with a vengeance.

Meanwhile Obama takes us into financial ruin ...

Is Anyone Surprised?

I think this is where our foreign policy was headed all along, now that our Apologizer-in-Chief has taken the reins:

OBAMA LASHES OUT AT HONDURAS; SIDES WITH CHAVEZ, CASTRO

For the love of God.

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The Wall Street Journal has the same take:

Honduras Defends Its Democracy
Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton object.


Hillary, by the way, is a "Democrat."