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Monday, February 08, 2010

It Gets Comical

Now "Native Americans" are upset over the proposed wind farm out in the ocean off Nantucket.

Too funny.

Space Shuttle Blasts Off

Mission unclear.

It's a Little Late, Fellas

I have no patience anymore for fools.  And speaking of those who work on Wall Street:
Irked, Wall St. Hedges Its Bet on Democrats
By David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times

Washington — If the Democratic Party has a stronghold on Wall Street, it is JPMorgan Chase.

Its chief executive, Jamie Dimon, is a friend of President Obama’s from Chicago, a frequent White House guest and a big Democratic donor. Its vice chairman, William M. Daley, a former Clinton administration cabinet official and Obama transition adviser, comes from Chicago’s Democratic dynasty.

But this year Chase’s political action committee is sending the Democrats a pointed message. While it has contributed to some individual Democrats and state organizations, it has rebuffed solicitations from the national Democratic House and Senate campaign committees. Instead, it gave $30,000 to their Republican counterparts.

The shift reflects the hard political edge to the industry’s campaign to thwart Mr. Obama’s proposals for tighter financial regulations. [link]
Somehow these geniuses thought candidate Obama was going to be good for business and banking.  What part of "I am going to redistribute wealth" didn't they understand?

I think they deserve what they're getting.  Almost.

Rejoice

Liberal Democrat Arlen Specter has been renominated to his Senate position:
Specter wins party nod, but not hearts
By David Catanese, Politico

Lancaster, Pa. — Even as he accepted the resounding backing of the Pennsylvania Democratic state committee here Saturday, party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter’s vulnerability was on vivid display as he botched the name of a key Democratic officeholder in his acceptance speech.

On Friday evening — as Gov. Ed Rendell stood on stage alongside Specter, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and a beaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — to celebrate the governor’s accomplishments and laud Specter’s role in helping pass the $787 billion economic stimulus package last winter ... [link]
Specter and Pelosi on the same stage.  A match made in heaven.

The GOP is so much the better for this arrangement.

It Was All a Lie

That "consensus" that Al Gore likes to tout?  It's all based on a massive fabrication:
New errors in IPCC climate change report
By Richard Gray and Ben Leach, London Telegraph

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report is supposed to be the world’s most authoritative scientific account of the scale of global warming.

But this paper has discovered a series of new flaws in it including:

* The publication of inaccurate data on the potential of wave power to produce electricity around the world, which was wrongly attributed to the website of a commercial wave-energy company.

* Claims based on information in press releases and newsletters.

* New examples of statements based on student dissertations, two of which were unpublished.

* More claims which were based on reports produced by environmental pressure groups.

* They are the latest in a series of damaging revelations about the IPCC’s most recent report, published in 2007. [link]
Never forget this:  The left was prepared - eager - to tax us into oblivion over this.

For the love of God.

And Let's Not Forget The Enablers

The media:
House of Peers
By Mark Steyn, National Review

As Jonah [Goldberg] and I have written here previously, "climate change" is not only a scientific scandal but also a massive journalistic failure. While the "Canadian Journalism Project" continues to insist that dissenting from the orthodoxy is "irresponsible journalism", Matt Ridley at The Spectator acknowledges the reality:

"Journalists are wont to moan that the slow death of newspapers will mean a disastrous loss of investigative reporting. The web is all very well, they say, but who will pay for the tenacious sniffing newshounds to flush out the real story? ‘Climategate’ proves the opposite to be true. It was amateur bloggers who scented the exaggerations, distortions and corruptions in the climate establishment; whereas newspaper reporters, even after the scandal broke, played poodle to their sources."

Mr Ridley credits various British, Canadian and American bloggers, and then makes this observation:

"Notice that all of these sceptic bloggers are self-employed businessmen. Their strengths are networks and feedback: mistakes get quickly corrected; new leads are opened up; expertise is shared; links are made."

The correcting mechanisms of competitive businesses are largely alien to America's unreadable monodailies, which is why they'll be extinct long before the polar bear. [link]
I think it's a matter of laziness as much as it is the urge to look the other way.  A new generation of journalists has learned to gather information from their email in-boxes and from the fax machine.  Whoever sends over the juiciest stuff - whether grounded in truth or not - gets published.

It didn't used to be this way.