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Friday, May 21, 2010

Democrat Pipe Dreams

They're going to have to be slapped upside the head before they give up on this goofy - and potentially ruinous - narrative:
Leaked Spanish Report: Obama’s Model ‘Green Economy’ a Disaster
By Christopher Horner, PJM

As predicted was inevitable, today the Spanish newspaper La Gaceta runs with a full-page article fessing up to the truth about Spain’s “green jobs” boondoggle, which happens to be the one naively cited by President Obama no less than eight times as his model for the United States. It is now out there as a bust, a costly disaster that has come undone in Spain to the point that even the Socialists admit it, with the media now in full pursuit.

Obama’s obvious hope of rushing into place his “fundamental transformation” of America into something more like Europe’s social democracies — where even the most basic freedoms have been moved from individuals and families to the state — before the house of cards collapsed has suffered what we can only hope proves to be its fatal blow. At least on this front.

This is now an explosive scandal in Spain ... [link]
This "disaster" in Spain is exactly what Obama and his ilk are intending to foist upon us.

Those who love this country may want to stop them.  Before it's too late.

Why Are The Warmists So Frightened?

Do you get the impression that those who still profess a belief in global warming theory are beginning to have doubts as well?  Why else would they be so vehemently opposed to a fraud investigation involving one of the leading proponents of the now-discredited enterprise?

It seems so straightforward.  What are they afraid of?
Cuccinelli says U.Va. research probe is about fraud
By Brian McNeill, Media General News Service

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says his investigation into the research activities of a former University of Virginia climate change scientist is about rooting out possible fraud and does not infringe upon academic freedom.

“The same legal standards for fraud apply to the academic setting that apply elsewhere,“ said Cuccinelli, who on Tuesday attended a fundraiser barbecue in Ivy for an abstinence-only education group. “The same rule of law, the same objective fact-finding process will take place.“

Cuccinelli sent a Civil Investigative Demand to U.Va. to obtain documents related to the work of Michael Mann, a leading researcher in climate change who was part of U.Va.‘s faculty between 1999 and 2005.

U.Va. has hired a law firm to explore its options, possibly signaling that the university will fight Cuccinelli’s demand.

According to Cuccinelli’s CID — which is the equivalent of a subpoena — the attorney general is investigating the possibility that Mann violated the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act by presenting false or misleading data related to climate change when seeking state-funded research grants.

On Tuesday, 810 Virginia scientists and academics sent a letter to Cuccinelli urging him to back off his investigation of Mann. The letter, organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists, includes signatures from some 300 faculty members of U.Va.

“I signed the petition because I think that scientific debates should be played out in the academic arena. If Michael Mann’s conclusions are unsupported by his data, his scientific critics will eventually demonstrate this,“ said David Carr, a professor in U.Va.‘s department of environmental sciences. [link]
What Carr doesn't seem to comprehend - or care about - is that this isn't about some academic debate.  Laws may have been broken. The taxpayers may have been abused by this charlatan.   We deserve answers.

Let these "concerned scientists" whine.  We deserve the truth.

Propaganda

The lowest form of public discourse.

And, in an effort to discredit Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's probe into possible fraud having been committed at the University of Virginia, the Roanoke Times editorial page proves itself more than willing to sink to the level to make what it thinks is a point.

In today's editorial teaser, "Cuccinelli's witch hunt,*" we read this lie:
Anyone with genuine understanding of the "revelations" of the so-called Climategate e-mails would know that the e-mails did not indicate any manipulation of data and that Mann has already been cleared of any wrongdoing by his current employer.
That part about Mann being cleared by his current employer, Penn State University, is only partially true.  But beyond that, its findings were a foregone conclusion when the names of those picked to do the investigation were announced.  "Cleared of wrongdoing" was their motivating factor.

But to the important point, the entire world knows the truth about those emails. (You can review them yourself.)  Fraud, manipulation, obstruction, and collusion were the orders of the day.

The Roanoke Times stoops to propagandizing.  It must be a weekday.

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* See what I mean about the left being afraid of that which might be discovered?

URGE Being the Key Word

Since when did scientists become cheerleaders?

This speaks volumes about those who claim the title:


Science body? Or political action committee?

You decide.

(And then put their "findings" and recommendations in that context.)

Frustration Breeds Creativity

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Laugh Out Loud Funny

This is ... cute.

Quote of the Day

Charles Krauthammer:
This is not just an America in decline. This is an America in retreat -- accepting, ratifying and declaring its decline, and inviting rising powers to fill the vacuum.

Nor is this retreat by inadvertence. This is retreat by design and, indeed, on principle. It's the perfect fulfillment of Obama's adopted Third World narrative of American misdeeds, disrespect and domination from which he has come to redeem us and the world.
"The Fruits of Weakness," Real Clear Politics, May 21, 2010

Mexican Criticizes U.S., Democrats Cheer

They deserve one another:
Calderon hits U.S. from House floor
By Kasie Hunt, Politico

Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s tough criticism of U.S. gun control and Arizona’s immigration law – as he stood Thursday in the Speaker’s chair in the House chamber – angered Republicans while Democrats cheered, adding a partisan tinge to what was supposed to be a routine speech.

This type of rebuke from a foreign leader invited to a joint meeting of Congress is very rare – and the partisan response from members of Congress made the spectacle more like a State of the Union address than a staid speech from a foreign ally.

“I strongly disagree with your recently adopted law in Arizona,” Calderon told the assembled lawmakers from the dais in the House chamber, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden seated behind him.

With his words, about two-thirds of the chamber gave him a standing ovation while the remainder—mostly Republicans—remained seated.

His comments drew pointed attacks from congressional Republicans.

As Calderon dished his criticism, Republicans seethed, but Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stood in applause. [link]
I am ashamed for my country.

And I want to know if my congressman, one of the Democrats in attendance, stood and cheered as this asshole was trashing the U.S..

Anyone see Rick Boucher in the film footage?