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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Times Columnist Looks Down Upon The Masses ...

... and finds us to be both ignorant and "anti-science."

Christian Trejbal:

"If you get a chance to talk to a candidate, push him in a fresh direction. Ask him what he thinks about science and technology. Candidates in recent years have dodged issues grounded in science. Perhaps they fear offending the anti-science elements, i.e., the mainstream of the Republican Party."

Ah, yes.  Those anti-science conservative - i.e., neanderthal - Republicans.

Those stupid conservative Republicans who deny the science related to genetically modified foods.

Oops. Sorry.  Those would be anti-science liberals.

Those stupid conservative Republicans who deny the science related to nuclear power.

Oops.  Sorry.  Those would be anti-science liberals.

Those stupid conservative Republicans who deny the science related to electromagnetic fields.

Oops.  Sorry.  Those would be anti-science liberals.

Those stupid conservative Republicans who deny the science related to DDT.


Adult stem cells.


Math and science aptitude and gender.








Yeah, those conservative Republicans are the most stupid people on the planet.  But right up there with them  are ...

You Abortion Supporters Must Be Really Proud

I judge you by the friends you keep:

"Watch the video of a pro-life Christian group confronting an abortion doctor. The doctor says his abortions save taxpayers money, prevent shootings like the one in Colorado, and rid the world of 'ugly black babies.'"

An abortion "doctor" who walks in the footsteps of Margaret Sanger.  The founder of Planned Parenthood despised black people too.

I Blame Racism

He Brought The Hope.  He Brought The Change.  He brought happiness.

Anything beyond that and we're on our own.

So says the most powerful man on the planet:

Obama Blames State and Local Governments, Congress for 14.1 Percent Black Unemployment

Obviously Jeremiah Wright was on to something ...

Gun Banners Are At It Again

President Obama intends to introduce legislation that will ban the sale of certain weapons in this country.  Again.


Because the dramatic rise in violent crime in recent years demands it.

Because he'd rather not talk about the 14 million Americans who are out of work.


For The Love Of God

Valerie Jarrett Gets Twitter Account – and Faces ‘Cyber Bullying’

That's right.  The most powerful woman in America is whining about being bullied.  Not in person but through her cell phone.

The feminist ideal?

For the love of God.

Romney Killed a Woman?


No.  Not really.

Just more Democrat nonsense.

But this one's special because it's so wrong.

"A new ad from a super PAC supporting President Obama ties former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to a family’s loss of health insurance and a woman’s subsequent death from cancer."

It's that Bain Capital thing again.  The company that Mitt Romney left twenty years ago.  They haven't anything else.

But the story doesn't end there.  Michelle Malkin provides the details that the Obama PAC didn't want you to know:

"A couple of points that are fairly well known by now, because we’ve been here before. Romney left Bain in 1999. GST Steel declared bankruptcy in 2001. The woman mentioned in the ad died in 2006 — seven years after Romney left Bain and five years after Soptic was laid off. Who was running Bain when the man lost his job? A high dollar Obama campaign bundler. They keep leaving that part out."

So this woman contracted cancer five years after her husband's company filed bankruptcy and seven years after Mitt Romney left the company that her husband's company was overseen by and her death is Romney's fault?

Shameful.  In so many ways.  Not least of which involves this poor woman's sleazy husband.  Says Joe Soptic: "I don’t think Mitt Romney understands what he’s done to people’s lives by closing the plant." True. Since Romney didn't he probably doesn't.

Shameful, man.  Go away.

Playing To The Fears Of The Weak-of-Mind

Those would be the environmentalists among us who are easily frightened.

Commence the shark attack music ...

James Hansen narrates:

It's hot outside?  We're all going to die!

Or not:
Global Warming Alarmists' Fright Campaign Filled With Holes
Investor's Business Daily editorial

James Hansen is sounding the climate-change alarm again, asserting that record summer heat and drought are caused by global warming. But a grade-school kid could find problems with his claim.

In a news release that goes with the NASA paper primarily written by Hansen, the agency's top climate-change scientist says, "We now know that the chances these extreme weather events would have happened naturally, without climate change, is negligible."

"This is not some scientific theory," Hansen told the media. "We are now experiencing scientific fact."

The paper compares the period from 1951 to 1980 to 1981-2010. According to Hansen and his two co-authors, summers that they consider extremely hot went from covering just 1% of the earth in the first era to 10% in the latter period.

Let's start out by asking why Hansen picked those years and left out the 1930s, which were even warmer?

We'd also like to know, as prominent skeptic Anthony Watts asks, where is the comparison for the southern hemisphere data? Hansen compares northern hemisphere summers only.

Watts accuses Hansen of cherry-picking the data to prove his point. Don't think that he wouldn't.

He might be a NASA scientist, but he's also a political activist, and it was university scientists with strong political views who not so many years ago conspired to "hide the decline" in temperatures as they tried to construct the record. [link]
Hansen: "This is not some scientific theory.  We are now experiencing scientific fact."  Well, as revealed here, they's facts and then they's facts.  Oddly, he is very choosy in terms of which ones he believes.

It's warmer in Poughkeepsie today than it was in the summer months in 1988. Therefore the planet is on a direct path to overheating and ultimate destruction.

Uh, James, I don't think that's going to work.  Except with those with IQ deficiencies.

It's clear that it doesn't take much to get environmentalists peeing in their pants.

Kinda humorous.  In a grotesque sorta way.

Not In Public, Please!

This will give you nightmares:

Hillary Clinton Boogies Down in South Africa

Oh, my.  For those not willing to look, it's every bit as bad as you might imagine.  American foreign policy will never be viewed the same.


What's to be done when Republicans - Republicans! - join Democrats in blocking efforts to reduce taxes, corral the influence public employees unions exert, and jump-start a faltering economy?

Answer: Vote!
Conservatives win big in Kansas Senate primaries
By John Hanna, Associated Press

Conservative Republicans who've been working to push GOP moderates out of state legislatures in a large section of the country have scored big victories in Kansas, where a state Senate that has been an obstacle to fiscal and social policy changes is likely to have a solid majority on the right next year.

Unlike other states, where results for conservatives have been mixed, Tuesday's primary in Kansas saw voters in GOP races oust seven incumbent moderate senators. An eighth, Senate President Steve Morris, a moderate Hugoton Republican, trailed his conservative opponent, likely marking the end of Morris' 20-year career as a legislator.

Moderate GOP senators were targeted even before they joined Democrats in resisting Brownback's successful push for income tax cuts.

But the bipartisan coalition in the Senate also has prevented conservatives from going as far as they'd like toward lessening labor unions' political influence, remaking the appellate courts and moving new public employees into a 401(k)-style pension plan.

Some moderate Republicans saw the Kansas primary as a referendum on what they called a radical conservative agenda, and Kansas Democratic Party officials said hundreds of their party's members were concerned enough to reregister temporarily as Republicans to help moderate incumbents. [link]
Despite the help from teachers unions, from Democrats, from public employees, from the press, "moderate" Republicans in Kansas have been bounced.

We the People rock!

And the world is a better place this morning.

Good Luck With That

Ah, dreamers.  What would the United States Senate do without them:

"U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a veteran disarmament campaigner, has urged Russia and the United States to put aside their differences over Syria and work together to remove its stockpile of chemical weapons."

How does Lugar propose we "rid" Syria of its weapons?  The same way we rid Iraq of chemical weapons?


I can see that happening ...