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July 21, 2009



I hope the first things that freeze and die are Gore's and Pinch's balls.

“We still don’t quite understand this beast,” Dr. Hathaway said.

Probably the most accurate statement.

There is a catch 22 in this post. According to AGW proponents clouds warm the planet as a result of positive feedback.

If clouds actually cool the planet then the AGW models are fulla carp. Probably another beast they don't quite understand.


clarice, I think you give Gore and Pinch too much credit. LOL


The thermostat in my house runs on a 9V battery yet it heats the entire house in the winter and cools it in the summer.

Isn't that amazing! Bet some scientist would claim that is impossible because there just isn't enough energy in a 9V battery to do all that.

Fresh Air


Why do you stoop to the fruitcakes' level? "Climate change" is a stupid term hatched up when the eco-freaks could no longer defend global warming. I don't even know what "climate change" means. Do you? Call it AGW if you like, but don't give these idiots even rhetorical cover. They deserve to be exposed a thousand times an hour until the last Japanese sailor comes out of his cave.

So to speak.


Gee, Boris, you must save a ton on gas and electric bills. What brand of battery do you use?

Rob Crawford

If clouds actually cool the planet then the AGW models are fulla carp. Probably another beast they don't quite understand.

Their models are fulla carp.


Well, considering that clouds would tend to COOL during the day and WARM during the night, it seems that it can cut both ways.

Fresh Air

Here is an example as to why I hate liberal journalists: some wonder if this could be the start of an extended period of solar indolence that would more than offset the warming effect of human-made carbon dioxide emissions.

And "some wonder" whether the whole goddamn theory is a pile of rubbish hatched up by eco-nazis. Do these people have any understanding what an infinitesimally small percentage of the atmosphere manmade CO2 is? This AGW clownshow is shortly going to be revealed as the worst hoax since the Talking Horse was touring France in the 1890s.

Here they go on about what a small percentage change in the sun sunspots have, but lack any--ANY--knowledge about the percentage of energy the sun contributes to the earth (1.74×1017 J/sec, BTW--the equivalent of the largest nuclear weapon ever created exploding every second).

I want to see the voting record of every "news" paper reporter right under their bylines. Also, whether they believe in unicorns, fairies and Al Gore, not necessarily in that order.

Worthless, lying sacks of crap.


An interesting thing about the theory is that lack of sunspots, via clouds tends to cool most parts of the planet--but not all parts. Reflection of light in daytime is more significant than the nighttime insulation they provide. In the arctic clouds only warm because snow and ice are already highly reflective.


OTOH in the artic there is less heat for the clouds to trap.

Kevin B

Fresh Air, a change of 0.1% of 1.74×10^17 J/sec in the sun's output is "miniscule".

A change of 100ppm in an atmospheric trace gas will cause the seas to boil.



Best leave testes alone.
You can not improve "cut his nuts off and staple them to his eyebrows."
Marine Gunnery Sergeants,alive or yet to be born, will forever use this is now in their lexicon forevah


clouds full of rain usually cool the planet.....clouds full of rain sometimes turn to "snow" or "sleet", and cool the planet even more.

other clouds look like ponies and unicorns or old men....all of them are filled with moisture, which is condensed from the "atmosphere".

solar warming is caused by the sun, as the bumper sticker i saw a while back said.

Please get this critical information to Algore immediately before his head explodes.



"I hope the first things that freeze and die are Gore's and Pinch's balls."

If they do,I'll have them mounted as earrings for you.


Global warming is caused by liberals hyper-ventilating.

Fresh Air

If they do,I'll have them mounted as earrings for you.

Smallest goddamn earrings in history.

Danube of Thought

"I'm gonna unscrew your head and shit down your neck" is my favorite among the many priceless contributions to our language from Marine Corps DI's.


the Sun’s energy output drops a minuscule 0.1 percent.

If will say the average temperature is 68F.
That is 293.4 Kelvin. So 293.4 * 0.001 = .2934K or 0.2934C or 0.5274F

The Sun can modulate the earth's temperature at least 0.5274F


If will say the average temperature is 68F.
That is 293.4 Kelvin. So 293.4 * 0.001 = .2934K or 0.2934C or 0.5274F

... and that's roughly what the best forecast for "cap and trade " will do over the next 30 years.


“We still don’t quite understand this beast,” Dr. Hathaway said. “The theories we had for how the sunspot cycle works have major problems.”

Funny how they interview the guy (Hathaway) who predicted solar cycle 24 would be huge, not the guy (Dr Svalgard) on the Nasa panel who predicted correctly that 24 would be quite low.

here is Hathaway orignal prediction:

Solar cycle 24, due to peak in 2010 or 2011 "looks like its going to be one of the most intense cycles since record-keeping began almost 400 years ago," says solar physicist David Hathaway of the Marshall Space Flight Center. He and colleague Robert Wilson presented this conclusion last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

Dr Lief Svalgard:

ETK's Svalgaard, who uses a precursor technique, is sticking with his forecast of an unusually quiet solar cycle. He now calls for a peak sunspot number of only around 75, which would be a drop of close to 40% from the last solar maximum. "It's very interesting that our two techniques [his and HAO's] show very different predictions. That gives us a real chance of telling one from the other," he says. "Of course, nature can be really perverse, and we could get a result smack in the middle. We'll know that pretty soon, though."


This is not the funny kind of irony: Scientists say the chemicals that helped solve the last global environmental crisis -- the hole in the ozone layer -- are making the current one worse.

The chemicals, called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), were introduced widely in the 1990s to replace ozone-depleting gases used in air conditioners, refrigerators and insulating foam.

They worked: The earth's protective shield seems to be recovering.

But researchers say what's good for ozone is bad for climate change. In the atmosphere, these replacement chemicals act like "super" greenhouse gases, with a heat-trapping power that can be 4,470 times that of carbon dioxide.


Well duh. Scientists are finally trying to figure out what causes global warming and cooling for the last 4 billion years minus the last 100 years, before people burned a lot of stuff.

They say the effect from the sun is too small, then what caused all the fluctuations like all the ice ages and most of Europe being covereed by glaciers or Romans growing wine grapes in England during the warming periods? If not the sun, what else? We need to figure this out about the sun first before we blame CO2.

And you can use logic to see that CO2 has a mild effect if any. If we increased CO2 output since 1909 let's say 50 times, and we notice almost no effect, what's to say if even if we quadruple the current output as the third world develops, it will make any more difference.

And don't listen to those who says the temperatures have increased that much the last 30 years. Measuring the earth's temp is not as straightforward as it seems and the data easily confusued. Go to TalkingAboutThe Weather site and he makes fun of the temperature changes. He says things like, Venice, Florida, Manhattan, yup, still above water.

Another thing to consider in temp changes is the shifting of earth on its axis and slight changes in its orbit path. An axis change might explain why the ice is melting in the Artic and growing in the Antartic now. After all, it only takes a tiny difference to make a big temp difference.

Amused Bystander

F-22 funding stripped by the Senate

Fresh Air


Also, CO2 is the result of warming, not the cause of it.

It can't be said enough: IDIOTS.

Danube of Thought

Apparently the GOP got some dynamite focus-group responses when they referred to Obamacare as an "experiment." I've got an even better one: how about "risky scheme?"

JM Hanes

"Some wonder if this could be the start of an extended period of solar indolence that would more than offset the warming effect of human-made carbon dioxide emissions."

Things are looking up! It seems the anthropogenic warming argument is teetering on the brink of It-Could-Have-Been-Worse. Save for a rare solar aberration, we' be recalibrating our altimeters right now.

In the meantime, so to speak, the folks who rely on averaging should be relieved to know that while global warming leads to "heavier downpours," it also leads to "drought."

Things look bleaker on the formatting front, however, where we appear to be looking at a newly resistant strain of italics.



Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Things look bleaker on the formatting front, however, where we appear to be looking at a newly resistant strain of italics.--

I blame it on the indiscriminate, unregulated use by the private sector of the forward slash /, when closing tags.
If not that, then it can only be Bush.


then it can only be Bush

Or that evil genius Rove.


solar indolence sounds like a summertime in the tropics phenomenon to me....

even the sun isn't cooperating with the global warming advocates.....hmmm....CFC's? CO2? Ozone? make up yer frickin minds, as Dr. Evil would say.....


Another brand new ">"> study by climate scientists from the University of Hawaii concerning a massive Global Warming period on Earth 55 million years ago leads to this conclusion: "A global warming event 55 million years ago cannot be solely explained by atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, a study published in Nature Geoscience shows. Richard Zeebe from the University of Hawaii and his team highlight GAPS in scientists' understanding of impacts from intense and rapid climate change."

"Carbon dioxide released at the time can only account for a fraction of the temperature rise. So far unknown mechanisms must have contributed significantly to the ancient warming."

I thought the discussion was over about what caused Global Warming.


OT Breaking News,

Local Judge has said he finds merit in the Ethic's Complaint against Sarah Palin that funds given to her Legal Defense Fund to defend herself against Ethics Complaints may be an Ethics Violation. I am not making this up. No link yet, as it just broke over Radio on the half hour, but will keep you updated.


The "global warming event" got trumped by the extinction event of 65 million years ago.
Witness the KT Boundary marking the end of the Mesozoic era and the Cenozoic era.So the life forms that existed still had a good ten million years on the earth before the final curtain.


">"> The Culprit.

Jim Ryan

KATIE: And joining us now is former Vice President, Algore. Thank you for being with us. Mr. Vice President, in view of the deep cooling of the last eight years, what do you recommend in terms of policy?

GORE: Well, Katie, I...

OTHER GUEST: Excuse me, Katie, this is the man who got rich selling us global warming, and you turn to him now that we know the planet is not warming but in fact cooling. What the - ?

KATIE: I'm not sure what your argument is, that an authority on climate change can only know about warming and not cooling? Do you really want to hang your hat on that? Let's not descend into partisan bickering. Mr. Vice President?

GORE: Thank you, Katie. You know for eight long years of the Republican Bush administration of George Bush, we ignored problems of climate change. Now that we're six years into yet another Republican administration and Congress under Palin and her VP Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney who got us into all those wrong wars, we need to stop and think do we want to keep ignoring the planet?

KATIE: Why do you think the Republican Party of Dick Cheney and the rest want to ignore global concerns such as warming and cooling?

GORE: I'm not sure, Katie.

KATIE: Let's go to our callers [GRINNING AT GORE] This is so much fun having Larry King's old show! I don't miss network news at all. Caller?

CALLER: Yeah, is that the animal guy? The daredevil guy?

KATIE: Sorry, caller, you're thinking of Milky Udders, our animal trainer guest who's so often on. He's not on this week. Sorry.

CALLER: Oh, for... [HANGS UP].

KATIE: No other callers?....Um, so what have you been doing lately? Just keeping busy?

GORE: Oh, keeping busy. Planning another global cooling tour with....

KATIE: Tomorrow night! The lovable Red Green! Yes, hello caller?


KATIE: Um....




Whoopie Goldberg assures me that the moon landings were faked.....


Whoopie Goldberg assures me that the moon landings were faked.....


oops...a double post...but the Telegraph tells us that Ogabe's ratings are lower than Bush's...hope and change, hope and change....


"Now planet Earth, please point out which suspect in the line-up looks like the culprit that raised your temperature 55 million years ago."

"Well I can't really see him too well Officer..."

"Hey, you there, step out from behind">">behind the moon."

"That's him Officer, ">"> that guy, though he didn't have such a wild haircut at the time, and his face was kind'a splotchy with a bunch of black zits."

"You're sure about that Ma'am? Not comets, not CO2, not farting volcano's, but that guy?"

"Yes Sir, that's him Officer. Always strutting around in that cocky ">"> figure 8 pattern as if he owned the damn Solar Sysrem. I'll never forget it. And 55 million years ago wasn't the only time too. Why he did it at 66 million, and 10,000 BC, and 17 hundred, and whole lots of other times too."

"You're willing to testify to that Mz Gaia, in a Court of Law?"

"Yes Sir Officer, I am. And don't let his clean complexion today fool you. He's a trouble maker from way back. Just go ask the other planets."

"Thank you Ma'am. We already got statements from Mercury, Venus and Mars, but somebody seems to be trying to warn Jupiter today to ">"> keep his mouth shut. But don't worry, even with Al Gore and his team of DC Lawyer's, we think we finally got the goods on the Sun-uvabitch this time. You've been real helpful Ma'am.---Chief, put out an APB for 1 SOL, yellow mid sized male, 5 billion years old, but currently sporting a clean face like a newborn neutron star. General trouble maker in the Orion arm of the Milky Way."


Heh--everyone's a comedian today.


Local Judge has said he finds merit in the Ethic's Complaint against Sarah Palin that funds given to her Legal Defense Fund to defend herself against Ethics Complaints may be an Ethics Violation.

So, if you don't have the resources to defend against 1000 frivolous complaints you? Use the public defenders? Whoops, can't do that.

Go bankrupt?

I don't like where this leads. Keeping "common" people out of govt, isn't going to help the country.


I tell you, Po, it's like they only want rich people supported by lobbyists, or East European commodities traders in office,

Kevin B

Clarice, what with Waxman-Markey and the EPA declaring CO2 a pollutant...

As the old saying goes: "You've got to laugh or you'll cry"


All right, now the damn type pad is not only keeping the last link, but the last comment in the box. A Pox on typepad.

JM Hanes


I led off my own post above with triple close italics tags. Apparently, TypePad just doesn't like me any more. They don't call, they don't write....


"Clarice, what with Waxman-Markey and the EPA declaring CO2 a pollutant.."

This is dissing CO2 ? A pollutant?

Captain Hate

Excellent Jim Ryan.

Po thanks for your feedback yesterday on the numerous factors that go into determining the crop timetable; the reason I asked was that a guy running an orchard east of me once impressed on me how much development apples have during the night-time hours and that cool evenings can really set them back, which surprised me at the time.

Are we on to a new non-italicized page yet?


Don't ever post that again, PUK. Ever. It's obscene.


The link to the Sarah Palin ">"> Ethic's Complaint finding. Not a Judge as I earlier heard over radio, but an independent investigator for the State Personnel Board. Guess we'll find out if it has legs.
And just in time for the local talk show guys, starting in 5 minutes, to go crazy.


As for co2, it's nothing compared to dyhydrous oxide.

Captain Hate

I'm skeered.


The Sarah Palin report is the mouse that roared. This fund was established to help her defray the cost of the frivolous ethics complaints that have been dismissed. The defense fund is publicly divulged, nothing secret or covert about it, and there is nothing wrong with the accounting. This investigator says you can't raise money for a defense fund if you are a public figure, but we know there is plenty of precedent for that. The investigator merely recommends she not accept money from the fund, no penalties or actions involved.

Fresh Air

O.T., but not by that much... I got so pissed off about this AGW reporting that I went looking for a nice warm mug of schadenfreude over at Behold, I found this gem:

Angry Journalist #8978:

First, I was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for nearly 10 years. So what I’m about to say comes from someone who worked in the business. I really hope all the big metro and network news outlets go out of business. The American citizenry would be better served by receiving NO news than the lies and bias they receive now.

During the presidential campaign, if you weren’t offended by the ridiculously pro-Obama, anti-McCain coverage then you are insane. Now the media is busily elevating a very talented pederast, late-night TV huckster and a quarterback who cheated on his wife to the status of great politicians, business leaders and military heroes. As if there was nothing else going on in the U.S. and the world. How the fuck did it come to this?

My experience at one of the nation’s elite newspapers left me with the impression that people who work in this industry are morons. They hold biased, uninformed, anti-conservative positions and hold them forth to their fellow journos in attempts to win awards. The highest regarded journalists I knew sat on their asses writing leftist, double-truck potboilers that hardly anyone read on Sunday — because they were written for the 20 or so people on the Pulitzer and various other award committees. Obviously I am fiscally conservative. I don’t give a damn about gays or abortion; gov’t has no business in the national bikini area. But this gov’t does not spend anything productive and actively works to crush productive endeavor. And the “watchdogs” could not care less....

Last, I read every day. I get a good dose of the minimally necessary local news coverage. I would never read the opinion pages until Cynthia Tucker is fired (although at least they demoted her!). And Jay Bookman … what a dumbass! But if I had a couple million bucks — I know I could hire a few reporters and tech saavy people and clean their fucking clocks on local news coverage. What must be their operating budget to cover this minimal level of news? Probably tens if not hundreds of millions in labor and assets. I hope someone smokes them soon. Pity it won’t be me.

Yes, Virginia, there is a conservative journalist alive.


Aw Clarice.He's dead cute,just like the Tasmanian Devil I used to keep.


"This investigator says you can't raise money for a defense fund if you are a public figure, but we know there is plenty of precedent for that."

By the same token the Investigator shouldn't take public money.

Captain Hate

Nice catch, Fresh Air; one of the few journalists I don't wish to see hanging from a lamppost.


Maguire is more than happy to increase the muddle which can be made of the GW issue.
It keeps the status quo from self-doubt.

But the New Whigs have their hands full with the screamin' mimis and the GOP's need for pandering to same.

Marc Ambinder has the goods.............

"The most prominent birthers are Alan Keyes, the former presidential candidate and Obama Senate challenger; Orly Tait, a wonderfully named lawyer from California; Phil Berg, a Democrat; and Michael Reagan, son of Ronald Reagan, and a prominent radio talk show host. This is, at once, a fringe movement and something greater. It’s fringe because no important Republicans believe it, and most are offended by it. It’s greater because some fairly prominent local lawmakers are beginning to sign birther petitions.

At least nine members of Congress have cosponsored a birther bill that would require prospective presidents to affirm their U.S. citizenship. What we don’t know is how widespread the belief is among Republicans—and even if the belief is confined to a narrow minority, whether the belief will spread as Republicans begin to pay closer attention to electoral politics in 2010 and 2012. In the same way that Democrats in 2004 always got a stolen election question (which, to be fair, was at least closer to reality than the birther’s claims), Republican presidential candidates need to figure out how to diffuse angry birthers who are bound to show up and demand their attention. .... The buried lede to this post: Rush Limbaugh claimed today that Obama “has yet to prove that he’s a citizen.” Republicans have to be extra careful. If they give credence to the birthers, they’re (not only advancing ignorance but also) betraying the narrowness of their base. If they dismiss this growing movement, they might drive birthers to find more extreme candidates, which will fragment a Republican political coalition."

Yes, you folks are the Ancient Mariner complete with the putrified Albatross stinkin up the Big Boat you sail with.


Send De Mint some hugs and kisses:
"By Lesley Clark | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — A South Carolina senator who opposes the Obama administration's handling of the crisis in Honduras is blocking the nominations of two appointees to the State Department.

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., asked Tuesday that the nominations of Arturo Valenzuela, President Barack Obama's choice to be the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, and Tom Shannon, his candidate for ambassador to Brazil, be held until the next Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting. The committee, which is scheduled to meet next week, had been poised to vote on the nominations Tuesday.

At Valenzuela's confirmation hearing July 8, DeMint had argued that the administration made the wrong call by pushing for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's return to power. He pressed Valenzuela on whether the removal constituted a military coup and questioned whether the U.S. should side with Zelaya. "

At last someone with some brains and muscle to fight back against this outrage.


Let's see--Palin's options were (a) Agree to the setting up of a perfectly transparent defense fund;(b) Find some lawyer willing to work for nothing and be accused of selling out to that person;(c) desposing of all the family assets to pay these bills;(d) fail to defend herself.




The OctoMom is doing a reality show to feather her nest, shouldn't Sara do the same?

What has she got to lose? Political office?


I predict Palin will climb aboard the 'Birther' boat and paddle her little heart out. She should get some money for that.

I'd pay to see it.


Because she has integrity, something you can't even spell, much less recognize. When Obama was having his palms by the likes of Rezko and his financiers, she waschallenging
the party chair, who was selling out his office, and helped force him out. She helped
force out the corrupt attorney general as well, and ran against the Governor who also threatened to sell out the state. The lesson here, is we want corrupt hacks in office, or millionaires, or some of the above !@$@#^%&*()_)(*&^%$#@!$%^&*()_


The next thing we'll hear from Al Gore is that man-made global warming is responsible for the decrease in solar activity.

On the good news front, my oldest son is taking off a year from college to be the mate on a 98 foot yacht (upon which he will live). He's flying to Ft. Lauderdale in the morning for the hull inspection and a sea test. I gave him his first little boat with a 7 1/2 horse Merc when he was ten years old. I still remember that lump in my throat as I watched him from the dock on his maiden voyage, one hand on the throttle, the other joyously waving at mom. Wish I could be standing at that boat slip on Thursday to listen to the engines fire up and watch the boat wend its way up the New River.

First you give them roots, then you give them wings....or in his case, twin Detroit diesels.


Ace of Spades full of self-awareness...

Are you? (no doubt)

"I wrote earlier about this. Obama's not merely going to face falling approval, but greater intensity of disapproval. Because people don't like to admit they're wrong; they'd rather excuse their intellectual error by blaming someone else and saying "I was lied to.""

No mirrors in New Whig Central....


calm down, Narciso. Joan of Arc, she ain't.

BB Key

Good news from Caleefornia:

It appears the dam has a leak.

NPR reported this afternoon that with the budget agreement today, one if the new revenue streams the Democrats agreed too was: 100 million dollars for OFF SHORE DRILLING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS.

The ECO freaks are denouncing it as an end run around enviro regs.

drill baby drill

Dave in OC


I believe this includes shutting down some currently producing close in platforms and using slant drilling to access that oil off further out platforms in federal waters. The federal platforms are of course grandfathered in but the new production amounts to a plus for increased revenue. And then there is the problem that most of the oil running up on the beaches is a result of high underground pressures forcing it up through cracks in the ocean floor.

Apparently this deal was blessed by the enviro-wanks up front.



Only Regressives could applaud the Status Quo.

Progress is anathema.............


Hey, moron--no one on this thread mentioned Obama's birth certificate.
Here's a challenge--Do you support or oppose the Obama Administration's position on Cap and Trade?
You can answer yes or no--or provide a link to a copy of Obama's birth certificate (since that seems to be of interest to you).


"no one on this thread mentioned Obama's birth certificate."

No, but just about every other subject is fair game. Just thought I would preempt any 'birthers' amongst the trollops.

But, thanks for the compliment, idiota.


Obama's Green Eggs & Ham

I am Obama man...

Obama man I am.....

That Obama man!
That Obama man!
I do not like Obama man!

Do you like $1.50 ham?
I do not like $1.50 ham!

Would you like it here or there?

I would not like it here or there!I would not like it anywhere!

I do not like $1.50 ham!
I do not like it Obama man!

Would you like it in the House?
Would you like like it with a Mouse?

I do not like it in the House!
I do not like it with a Mouse!
I do not like it here or there!
I do not like it anywhere!
I do not like $1.50 ham!
I do not like Obama man!

Would you like it if on sale?
Would you like it with Dan Quayle?

Not if on sale!
Not with Dan Quayle!
Not with a mouse!
Not in the House!
I do not like $1.50 ham!
I do not like it Obama man!

Would you could you if with CARP?
Would you could you if with TARP?

I could not would not if with CARP!
I should not would not fund with TARP!
Not if on sale!
Not with Dan Quayle!
not with a mouse!
Not in the House!
I do not like $1.50 ham!
I do not like it Obama man!

A Stimulus! A Stimulus!
A Stimulus! A Stimulus!

Could you, would you with a Stimulus?
I could not would not with a Stimulus!
I think that would be very Crimulus!

I would not, could not with a Stimulus!
I do think that would be quite Crimulous!
I would not, could not under TARP!
I would not, could not under CARP!
I will not eat it in the House!
I will not eat it with a Mouse!
I do not like $1.50 ham!
I do not like it Obama man!

Say! In the dark!
Here! In the dark!
When no one's looking!
Would you, could you in the dark?
I would not, could not in the dark!

Would you could you, be bipartisan?
I would not, could not be bipartisan!
Not in the dark!
Not with a Stimulous!
I really think it very Crimulous!
Not with a TARP!
Not with a CARP!
Not if on sale!
Not with Dan Quayle!
Not with a Mouse!
Or in the House!
I do not like $1.50 ham!
I do not like it Obama man!

and you can get it on sale at Von's for $0.79/lb ya chump!


-"Do you support or oppose the Obama Administration's position"

I'm as supportive of Obama as you were of GWB. I'm just as critical of Obama as were you of GWB. Does that make you feel better?


Thought so. Yes or no is really tough.


I know it's a scam, the attorney comes from the Anchorage office of Perkins Cole, which was the firm of counsel for the Obama Campaign, the one who filed the complaint, is a former campaign worker for Begich. Daniel clearly didn't decide anything
or else there would actually be a reference
to the part of the code that was violated. The fact that it was leaked, probably voids it. But State run AP doesn't care about any of that, they have their hit for the time being,


Obama is a muslim. He don't eat no steenkin ham.


"I know it's a scam,\"

How? Supposition is enough?


Lesley, Congratulations on the youir son the mate.

But some questions, how did he get the gig, does he have a license, and if so how did he get it?

I've got a 22-year-old son who's interested.


Think Progress flags a gem from America's leading "anti-stimulus" governor:

Jindal traveled to Anacoco, Louisiana to present a jumbo-sized check to residents of Vernon Parish. The funds included hundreds of thousands of dollars directly from the Recovery Act — at least $157,848 in Community Block Grant money authorized by the Recovery Act and $138,611 for Byrne/JAG job training programs created by the Recovery Act. Rather than credit the federal government or the Recovery Act he opposed, Jindal printed his own name on the corner of the massive check.

Like McCain and Kyl, Jindal has beaucoup integrity at both rejecting the concept, while accepting the cash.....

Now that's Palinism....

Leo tiptoes through the birth of tulips.

Mustn't be a birther, Leo, says, musn't musn't. Might drive people to more extreme candidates. Oh, the horror.


"Mustn't be a birther, Leo, says,"

Are you being ironic? You may have exceeded the human capacity for idiocy if yer not.

Please be a birther........Answer my prayer.

Danube of Thought

I'm predicting that we will utlimately get health care legislation that includes a public option. The reason I say this is that all three bills that have been approved by their committees (two house, one senate) have such an option, and the objections being raised to them by Dems is their cost.

The solution will be to jimmy the cost figures into something that looks "acceptable," even though everyone knows the figures will be meaningless.

None of it will take effect until 2013. The rapid erosion of the private health insurance business will begin five years later. Most of these clowns, including the jugeared one, won't be around to suffer from the voters' anger. And it will be too late.


"too late."

Even a blind pig finds the occasional acorn.
Prescient without 'a priori' understanding.


Lesley. I am so jealous. I love sailing. Do they need a cook?

matt, very good.What interests me most about the ham deal, is that it's the first time I've seen people paying a huge premium to buy in large bulk...kinda reverse Costco


Let's see--Palin's options were

Where did Clinton get his money for his defense?

And what is going on in the William Jefferson trial?

We are cooling, folks; because of the oceanic oscillations.

Well, I'm pleased to say that Leif Svalgaard told me I have a 'very distinguised record. indeed' a week or so ago when I was bragging about all the warmista alarmist blog sites I've been tossed off of.

The problem, as Leif has so painstakingly taught me, is that all the manifestations of energy from the sun that contain enough energy to change climate all vary by such small amounts that they can't account for the greater variability of the climate. If the sun directs the climate, there must be a multiplier, which introduces the risk of runaway amplification. The absence of such runaways is for him sort of evidence that the sun doesn't run the climate. I think it probably does, but through some mechanism that is modulated by the oceanic oscillations, or perhaps by enough different mechanisms as to be self leveling or centering, and therefore immune to a runaway multiplier effect.

This present solar lull, which we are unmistakably easing out of now, is similar to lulls of about 100 years ago, and it is clear that from the way that the coming cycle shapes up, that we'll learn a lot more about the mechanisms of the sun. But this lull is not certain evidence of a solar respite that is effecting climate. We do not know, not even Leif, how, or even if, the sun directs the climate.

Toto took the shoes, Leo, find yer own damn way home.

Oh, great. Poor Leo is reduced to prayer in his frenzy. Cling, oh cling, Leo, cling, to your faith in this stranger in an even stranger land.


My imaginary son has a genuine imaginary birth certificate in case I got audited for claiming him as a dependent. But the wingerz at the IRS were too stupid to catch me...

Danube of Thought

It will be great fun watching these knaves and mountebanks dancing around as they explain to us why they didn't enact a cap-and-trade bill after all. I can hardly wait.

Rocks, rocks, all ahead, don't count the ones in his head.

Please don't tell me your pet rock has a social security number.


He got it from Saudi barons like the Al Amoudis, Russian oligarchs, corrupt oil traders like Mark Rich, you know average folk; which is precisely why precisely why this fund was drafted so tightly to limit contributions to US citizens,no corporate
officers, and $150.00 cap, oh and full disclosure.

You didn't read it.  Why'd ya' vote for it?

Speaking of rocks, did you see the Castle crumbling? He got hit hard on cap and trade and on the birth certificate business. There was anger in the crowd for this blue state Republican. You will come around.


"He got it from Saudi barons like the Al Amoudis"

Mirror, mirror, on the wall..............

Covert my ass.

Who's the Plamest of them All?

BB Key

Dave in OC

Thanks, I should have known NPR were lying their ass off as they do with All Things Enviro


Matt, terrific parody!


"ACTION ALERT: Call your Senators. Ask them to support the “Thune Concealed Carry Reciprocity Amendment”"

Support John Thunes "Protect yourself from Homos" amendment.

Because it's all about 'priorities'.


Yer wingers are going to get the full bore enemy of the state treatment after we ram healthcare up yer asses. Yer get to see what real fascists are like.


From TalkLeft

"The Washington Post and Associated Press report they have received an independent investigator's report into whether Sarah Palin violated ethics laws by seeking money from the Alaska Trust Fund to pay her legal bills:

The report obtained by The Associated Press says Palin is securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Trust, set up by supporters.

An investigator for the state Personnel Board says in his July 14 report that there is probable cause to believe Palin used or attempted to use her official position for personal gain because she authorized the creation of the trust as the ''official'' legal defense fund.

Palin responds "''There is no final report. The Investigator is still confidentially reviewing this matter. " The investigator responds, "[H]is report was final."

There's a lot MORE to this.....stay tuned

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