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August 27, 2010

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The Piltdown Mann.

Hannity at Nine Eastern tonight for a really big climate shew.
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This came out of nowhere, but where is it headed?

A question for the lawyers. What do you think of the Obama Administrations recent brief claiming that the courts are the wrong place for resolution of climate related griefs because the issues are too complicated and are better resolved in the 'representative' branches?
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sbw

Non-lawyer answer: One can string a premise and a conclusion together, but that does not make one logically follow from the other.

Jim Ryan

really big climate shew

What's up with that, Kim? News?

narciso

You mean like the 300 plus addendum to the cap n trade bill no one had seen, or the health care bill, the chairman didn't read

Pagar

What ever you hear about the leftists and their AGW Keep in Mind

"This is the biggest environmental scandal in history and makes an absolute mockery of international efforts to combat climate change"

There is no way you are going to solve problems by taking money from workers and giving it to unelected bureaucrats to finance the leftist nightmares.

Jim Ryan

Is it that new stats paper, Kim?

Interesting enough for me to break my TV watching rule, anyway.

Not really, Jim; just a prime time breakdown of the whole mess.
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More and more it seems the alarmist climatologists just used stats to cherry pick for damning graphs.

Yes, Jim, the link at Watts Up is to a new stats study which admits the questionable data used by Michael Mann and others, but then shows that nothing useful can be gleaned from the data anyway.
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Jim Ryan

Briggs on the stats paper.

We are cooling, folks; for how long even kim doesn't know.  But Google Livingston and Penn for an eyeopener.

Nice link, Pagar, to that scandalous bit of supreme corruption. I've known about this CFC scam on the carbon credit for awhile now. It's just the tip of the iceberg of corruption that's grown up around global warming.
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Rob Crawford

There is no way you are going to solve problems by taking money from workers and giving it to unelected bureaucrats to finance the leftist nightmares.

Depends on the problem you're trying to solve.

SaveFarris
A question for the lawyers. What do you think of the Obama Administrations recent brief claiming that the courts are the wrong place for resolution of climate related griefs because the issues are too complicated and are better resolved in the 'representative' branches?

Only that's not what they're arguing: they're arguing (just as in Obama v. Arizona that states shouldn't have their own "patchwork" environmental laws and that federal law (and enforcement of said law) should reign. Of course, they were arguing the exact OPPOSITE when California was trying to enact new emission standards last year.

If Obama's so smart, why isn't he skeptical?

Yeah, Farris, there are some who claim that this is just trying to pre-empt lawsuits against the EPA regulations. It's a brief that has everyone wondering what the Hell is up.
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Jim Ryan

If Obama's so smart, why isn't he skeptical?

The question of whether there is in fact AGW probably never occurred to him.

Ignatz

--It's a brief that has everyone wondering what the Hell is up.--

A raw exercise in power is what's up.

L!ink U!nder N!ame.

There's a decent discussion started at Pielke Fils'. The law got beyond me already. Science is easy compared to law.
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MayBee

Mel- I am thinking good thoughts about your wife. I hope she is getting better and better. I hope you are treating her like a queen.

Danube of Thought

Those zany, laff-a-minute Mohammedans are at it again:

Vatican City - Christians affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan face "systematic discrimination" in the distribution of aid, the news agency of a Vatican missionary body reported Thursday. The Fides news agency, a branch of the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, said aid was handled either by Muslim relief organisations or by government officials close to Islamic fundamentalists. Both discriminated against Christians and other minorities in distributing aid essential to survival, it said.
Danube of Thought

The NYC taxpayer may get the honor of shelling out for the GZM:

(Reuters) - The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.

The Democratic comptroller's spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over U.S. religious freedoms and the sanctity of the Trade Center site, where nearly 3,000 perished in the September 11, 2001 attack.

narciso

And the hits keep on coming, in the LUN

Clarice

Save Ferris is right, the govt argues the opposite in the Cal case, in effect letting the screwballs in Ca set car fuel standards.

DoT--It's even worse, though Google has these public service bits for red cross Pakistan relief, the Pakistan Taliban has threatened to kill all foreign aid workers--so whatever you give goes not only thru the Red Cross' overpaid administration but into the Taliban's pockets, too.

Taranto has a darling bit today--worth embroidering on pillow cases it's so good:


he British philosopher Roger Scruton has coined a term to describe this attitude: oikophobia. Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: "the disposition, in any conflict, to side with 'them' against 'us', and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably 'ours.' " What a perfect description of the pro-mosque left.
Scruton was writing in 2004, and his focus was on Britain and Europe, not America. But his warning about the danger of oikophobes--whom he amusingly dubs "oiks"--is very pertinent on this side of the Atlantic today, and it illuminates how what are sometimes dismissed as mere matters of "culture" tie in with economic and social policy:
The oik repudiates national loyalties and defines his goals and ideals against the nation, promoting transnational institutions over national governments, accepting and endorsing laws that are imposed on us from on high by the EU or the UN, though without troubling to consider Terence's question, and defining his political vision in terms of universal values that have been purified of all reference to the particular attachments of a real historical community.
The oik is, in his own eyes, a defender of enlightened universalism against local chauvinism. And it is the rise of the oik that has led to the growing crisis of legitimacy in the nation states of Europe. For we are seeing a massive expansion of the legislative burden on the people of Europe, and a relentless assault on the only loyalties that would enable them voluntarily to bear it. The explosive effect of this has already been felt in Holland and France. It will be felt soon everywhere, and the result may not be what the oiks expect.
There is one important difference between the American oik and his European counterpart. American patriotism is not a blood-and-soil nationalism but an allegiance to a country based in an idea of enlightened universalism. Thus our oiks masquerade as--and may even believe themselves to be--superpatriots, more loyal to American principles than the vast majority of Americans, whom they denounce as "un-American" for feeling an attachment to their actual country as opposed to a collection of abstractions.
Yet the oiks' vision of themselves as an intellectual aristocracy violates the first American principle ever articulated: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . ."
This cannot be reconciled with the elitist notion that most men are economically insecure bitter clinging intolerant bigots who need to be governed by an educated elite. Marxism Lite is not only false; it is, according to the American creed, self-evidently false. That is why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting.

pagar

Can someone enlighten me as to where those millions that NJ supposeded missed out on for education came from. Did someone find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

centralcal

MayBee - where ya been? Haven't seen you here or on Twitter for a long time!

On the other thread where you are discussing helmets, why not a Golf helmet?

Thomas Collins

Kim, what case is this? I haven't heard that Obama had made this argument in any case. Federal court review of agency action is quite established, and any review of EPA "green" regs. would not seem to be a situation in which the so called "political question" doctrine (basically, a doctrine under which federal courts defer to the other two branches) would be applicable.

MayBee

Hi ccal- I've been on vacation. Also decided to lay off Twitter for a while. I decided it was starting to make me care about things I don't care about, and I too often sounded like the crazy cat lady.

Nanny Bloomberg should have been made to wear a golf helmet today, for sure.

Danube of Thought

Taranto was great today, indeed. And Obama is the prototypical Oik; he believes himself to be a citizen of the world, and he believes he was elected to govern America as the world would like it governed. And America, as every Oik knows, is long overdue for its comeuppance.

Publius from Idaho

A most recent example of what Clarice points out as oikophobia can be found at LUN.

narciso

Nope, the brain damage has already set in,

matt

another Friday afternoon dumpster drop; the Justice Department has "halted" the prosecution of the planner of the U.S.S. Cole bombing, who is being held at Guantanamo. No reason given.

The rule of law to these people is whatever they say it is. They will probably just hang onto this guy for however long they arbitrarily decide to.

Roger, the Honest Broker.

TC, there is a link to the brief at Roger Pielke Jr.'s blog at the LUN.
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BB Key

Anatomy of a smear: 1) Obama calls out Americans for Prosperity, 2) Jane Mayer smears the Koch brothers in the New Yorker, 3) then one sided coverage of Mayer by all the lefties on MSNBC, NPR, etc and 4) hand delivered to Eric Lichtblau of the NYT a copy of a complaint filed by the DCCC with the IRS against AfP.....smells like Alelrod to me

Thomas Collins

If the GZM mosque facility actually received tax-exempt bond financing, it is likely that the firm giving the opinion as to the valid issuance and tax-exempt status of the bonds would require a covenant that no portion of the bond proceeds would be used to finance sectarian activities. Of course, it could be a multi-sourced financing in which tax-exempt bonds would finance the "secular" part and other sources would finance the mosque. It would seem to me that if tax-exempt financing were to be obtained, the tax-exempt fiannced portion either (i) would have to be owned by a 501(c)(3) organization or (ii) be in an area considered sufficiently economically distressed to allow for tax-exempt financing for a for profit entity that otherwise couldn't benefit from it.

Thomas Collins

See LUN for the Reuters article quoted from in DOT's 4:44 PM post.

Clarice

Who knows about the stalled military tribunal? The DoJ is now full of such stupid people it is impossible to predict what they will do or why.

matt

continuing on the helmet thread on the past TM post simply because I can no longer bother to scroll through 487 comments and 5 pages, I am reminded of Chevy Chase's impressions of Gerald Ford.

It's a shame we can't get photos of Clueless Joe bumping into things or Barry Bicycle cracking it up for the cameras.

Unfortunately, Barry is of that first generation in America where mama made sure he didn't go outside much because it's too dangerous.

Thomas Collins

The Reuters aricle does suggest that the tax-exempt bond financed facility would be owned by a charitable organization. The article states that:

"The mosque's backers hope to raise a total of $70 million in tax-exempt debt to build the center, according to the New York Times. Tax laws allow such funding for religiously affiliated non-profits if they can prove the facility will benefit the general public and their religious activities are funded separately.

The bonds could be issued through a local development corporation created for this purpose, experts said."

Publius from Idaho

Matt;

Do you suppose Holder stopped the USS Cole prosecution on the same day he gave a second ultimatum to Sheriff Joe to drive your point home to us?

Janet

GOP offices vandalized in Maryland.LUN

Clarice

And now--tada--"non coercive interviews" instead of interrogation of DNI detainees.
http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2010/08/intel_interview.html

We're on our own, people.

Janet

The oik stuff reminds me of this quote -

"The claims of these organizers of humanity raise another question which I have often asked them and which, so far as I know, they have never answered: If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?"
Frederick Bastiat

Janet

That is why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting.

I say if they find us revolting, we should oblige them and revolt.

Thomas Collins

OK, thanks for that link, Kim. I took a look at the brief. The Obama Administration is arguing that federal courts for prudential considerations shouldn't hear common law nuisance suits against supposed global warming emitters. The brief does argue that these matters are more appropriately resolved by legislation and regulation, but even if the position of the Obama Administration prevailed in this case, federal court review of any EPA green regs. would not be adversely affected (although the Obama Administration in such a case would no doubt urge deference to the EPA's expertise). As SaveFerris mentioned in a 3:25 PM post, the Obama Administration is also arguing that resolving this at the state and local level would result in inconsistent rules.

Clarice

Janet, I assumed that Taranto mean "revolting" in both senses of the word.

sylvia

Yeah I am not surprised about the bad economic news today. I think we got all the informtion we needed from a long article I linked to a while ago about the Gret Depression. It's all about real estate, and we are going to have to live with the real estate bubble for a long time.

For instance in that article, they said I believe, not ONE major hotel or office building was built in Chicago from about I believe 1930 till after 1950. Anyway, it was a LONG LONG time before that real estate bubble recovered. Why should it be different now? In fact is should be worse now because our population growth is less.

I think the economists could figure out how long this will last. Take some formula of the average income, the average mortgage payment, the over supply of housing versus the population growth, and somewhere in there the formula will come up with an answer as to how long this will last. Years for sure though.

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah.

Thanks, TC. Whatever happened to 'All politics is local', and why isn't this argument used in every federal court case with local issues? Maybe I wouldn't like the answer to that question.
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matt

clarice;

You're the lawyer. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) specifically exempts ammunition containing lead from its provisions.

The American Bird Conservancy, in their application to ban lead containing ammunition noted this fact in the cover letter to the EPA and said they should be able to do so anyway because, well, there are other lees toxic solutions out there. The EPA has decided to open a case file and review regardless.

Under the law, shouldn't the bureaucrats at EPA simply have cited this provision of TSCA back to the petitioner and closed the case? Seems to me like another camel's nose under the tent case.

Janet

via Instapundit - 5 states get a waiver from the Move Act
Military votes don't matter.

Our government - fed., state, and local - are so busy screwing around with stuff that is none of their business that they can't even perform their basic legitimate functions.

narciso

Well it was rejected for now, in the LUN

narciso

I Luned that at 4;49, Janet, they who is on which side of the deal

Danube of Thought

Welcome back, MayBee. And happy birthday.

bgates

Barry is of that first generation in America where mama made sure he didn't go outside much because it's too dangerous.

The Barry whose mom took him to Indonesia right after the military coup, when he was six?

bgates

Christians affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan face "systematic discrimination" in the distribution of aid

Yeah, but have you seen the mullets on some of these guys? I think the systemic, scripturally-backed bigotry of the Muslim world has to be balanced against the questionable hairstyles of many Christians if we are to avoid epistemic closure.

Threadkiller

Pagar:

Thanks for getting the word out. America.gov needs to be exposed right before it gets shut down.
At the bottom of Directorblue’s article it says “hat tips” and Malkin’s name is there. Does that mean she has linked to the story?

Kim:

America.gov had me spinning yesterday. They already took sides on undecided legislation. I found this propaganda for you. Complete with pictures.
">http://www.america.gov/multimedia/photogallery.html#/4110/cap_trade/"> What Is a Cap-and-Trade Program?

In a cap-and-trade program intended to mitigate climate change, each allowance authorizes the release of a specific amount of greenhouse gas, usually a release equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide. Successful programs let each source decide how it will comply with the cap.


Now on to important issues!

DoT:

Did you say Keg?

mikey

Chris Matthews head almost exploded today talking about the Glen Beck Rally.

Clarice

matt, I believe I just read that the EPA rejected today the application to ban lead from ammo on the ground they had no authority to issue such a regulation.

Gmax

Beck for all his faults is occasionally brilliant. A nonpolitical rally. Brilliant.

Similar I am sure to Marc Anthony, he will say the equivalent of " I came to bury Caesar not to praise him."

LOL

MarkO

Cracklin' Rosie, get on board.

Clarice

Here, Matt--the rejection letter from EPA.
http://www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/pubs/Owens_Petition_Response.pdf

The policy is ill-informed and deliberately so.  How did we get here from there?

Yeah, TK, I saw that on the other thread and am just too discouraged by the ignorant demagogues taking over our country that I didn't comment. And this is something they are patently wrong about.
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Ignatz

--matt, I believe I just read that the EPA rejected today the application to ban lead from ammo on the ground they had no authority to issue such a regulation.--

They have no authority to find that lead is toxic, but they can find that CO2 is. Marvelous.

Clarice

I believe the CO2 permission came from a US Court of Appeals parsing a statute which did not contain the prohibition that governed this case.

Pagar

Threadkiller,
I can't find anything on either of the Sites that mentions the America.gov Muslim propaganda. I was really disappointed that some of the other sites, especially Atlas Shrugs did not pick up on it. I have no idea why some conservatives don't seem to think it is important.

As for Cap and Trade, IMO it is 100% guaranteed pure fraud, designed to insure that Western nations are turned into 4th world hellholes with nothing to show for all the BS.

matt

that was the point of my blog yesterday. It's not just one or two instances, but a pattern of conduct and legal thuggery that is threatening the Constitution and our very form of government.

This was just one case of some group of bozos trying to sidle up to their fellow travelers at EPA to pull a fast one.

As the American Bird Conservancy is famous almost solely because of their efforts to leash cats, perhaps someone at EPA was actually embarrassed, but I doubt it. I wonder if David Fenton was involved.

Ignatz

I think it was the SCOTUS that made the ruling clarice.
I was being a bit ironic by pointing out they take a hands off attitude of lead in this case which has been well known for centuries to be toxic, especially when inhaled, but are busy declaring the stuff we exhale a pollutant.

To set the world right.

We got all night.
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Pagar

I have pulled Maybee's comment from the previous thread because it seems important to me, and I think that thread is fading out.


"It seems that all of Threadkiller's America.gov posts indicate the US treats Islam like a state actor, doesn't it?
Like Islam is a foreign country (or there really is an "Islamic world") rather than a religion that should be treated like others religions.

Posted by: MayBee
4:13 PM 27 Aug


Thanks Maybee, That seems a very valid and disturbing way of looking at the issue.

I have no guide through that minefield.

The science underlying the EPA's Endangerment Finding for CO2 as a greenhouse gas is going to collapse. The latest fear on the Innertubes is that the phony issue of ocean acidification will be seized upon by the EPA to regulate CO2 under the Clean Water Act.
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Clarice

Ignatz, I think you are right about the Court which okayed the EPA regulating CO2, but the point was Congress could have prevented it in the same way it did lead. You are also right that it makes no sense, but our elected representatives are not chosen for intelligence.

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MayBee's point, as usual, is brilliant.Maybe because she's older and wiser than we are, having a birthday every month.

MayBee

I am wearing my sitting helmet*, so perhaps my brain waves are staying in my head and thinking, rather than leaking out into the atmosphere.

*you never know when you might tip back too far in your chair, and hit your head.

Clarice

I heart you MayBee. NTTAWWT

narciso

One, the DOJ dropping of the charges was Human
Rights Watch or Covington & Burling involved.
Two, who really put together the request for
'Race to the Top' is it a coincidence that Schundler is a leading educational reformer, and Christie has been a leading foe of the teacher's unions

Clarice

First report on the gathering throngs at the Lincoln Memorial--apparently the crowds are gathering and a lot of people are sleeping there on the grounds to get a good spot.
http://hillbuzz.org/2010/08/27/first-impressions-on-the-ground-here-in-the-leadup-to-the-restoring-america-rally-tomorrow/>Here's to you, OIKS

MayBee

Well, I'm blushing at praise from both of you.
You two are my favorites.

xoxoxo

glenda

...having a birthday every month...no way MayBee is older than me, but she certainly has more wit! I nearly fell out of MY chair!

centralcal

Clarice, thanks for that link. I was tearing up reading it. A sample:

I am so proud to be an American today. So proud to be able to be here in the Capital to witness the Resistance in action. So proud of everyone who has come to the Capital to make this happen.

Oh, please forgive me for being tardy, but . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYBEE!

Clarice

cc--I'm going to look like a bag lady. No matter how I fiddled with it my wardrobe simply isn't up to getting this old body thru three hours on her feet in the broiling sun, carrying water and snacks and all the usual . All my sun hats are in Fla so I borrowed a golf hat from Mr. Clarice.
I'm wearing big sneakers to cushion my feet--really, if the cameras pan out onto one crazy looking old lady it's me just doing my best to stay alive.

Pagar

"The science underlying the EPA's Endangerment Finding for CO2 as a greenhouse gas is going to collapse."

Every thing that this administration is doing on any issue is based solely on their political desire to turn America in to a 4th world disaster. Nothing is based on science, common sense or basic decency, only fraud.

narciso

Ok, are we sure now, Happy birthday, Maybee

centralcal

Clarice, dear, you are OUR OLD LADY, and you are not anywhere near crazy, but you are beautiful in every way that matters.

I always vote for comfort! And I look forward to your report of this wonderful gathering. I wish we had someone inside the Kennedy Center tonight, too, but I don't think we do.

centralcal

Narciso - sadly, MayBee's real birthday probably goes unacknowledged because we wish her happy birthday pretty much just for showing up here! LOL.

 Ann  Mongrel

Wow, thanks for that link, Clarice. Like cc, I teared up.

I am so glad you are going. I tell my daughter that big sneakers and cotton socks will never go out of style. Wear them all the time. I even spotted an older gentleman the other day that was dressed just like me. Pointed it out to her and she laughed and rolled her eyes.

For all my snark about fashion, comfort comes first. Please don't tell anyone. :)

RichatUF

Clarice, Janet-

Is there a planned meet up spot? I'm planning on going.

Clarice

No, Rich. And I don't have a cell phone, but even when I did the last time it was too crowded to be useful. Janet said she was going in early-she's coming from Virginia by cab--maybe you can reach her and connect. I'll see if I can find her email addy and email it to you.

Ignatz

Does anyone else feel like they're in the Twilight Zone when they go to Hillbuzz and read all the posts against leftists and statists and the DC establishment, etc and then look back up at the big picture of Hillary at the top of the page, the ultimate leftist, statist, establishment figure in DC?

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Another Happy birthday Maybee.

daddy

Hi Glenda.

祝你生日快乐 !!!

And many more:)

 Ann  Mongrel

Here is a live link to Kennedy Center:

http://www.justin.tv/lrn_tv#/w/346061824/2

Clarice

Rich, I sent you Janet's contact info including her phone nos. and I gave her your email addy on facebook. Call her now before it's too late.

centralcal

Bless you Ann, I have it up right now!

scott

Taranto today hits a point I've been mulling over for some time and it is this; The grand irony of the liberal mindset is at his core the liberal believes himself to be superior to the men whom he deigns need his help. But this is quite naturally defined as a position of fear. So as the fish knows only water, the liberal knows only fear and he is bound by his fear and until he understands this he can truly help no one.

glenda

Hey, daddy ;) ...you're my favorite pilot and Alaskan!

Nostrave!

Threadkiller

I promise to not litter this thread with the America.gov crap. I hope this is one will get everyone’s attention.

I just watched Barry Lynn on the O’Reilly Ingraham Factor. The prick with ears mouths all the usual crap about intolerance.

I found this at America.gov’s “">http://blogs.america.gov/religion/2009/08/"> “Talking Faith” blog.
Kennedy’s Religious Freedom Legacy

“He deeply understood that only a high and firm wall of separation between church and state could protect our liberties,” said Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “He knew the reasons why our Founders established church-state separation and why we need to preserve it. He got how church-state separation protects the rights of both religious and non-religious people.”

Oddly on the same page are the winners of the “My Islam” photo contest.

”Of his photo he writes: “I wonder what they discuss over hookah and warm buns in the cold crystal air of kashmir. The air laced with God’s bounty and human destructiveness alike.”

I will not post all of the pictures, but I do strongly recommend you go and look at this page and relay it.

Don’t miss the “My Ramadan: Ramadan in a multifaith family” story.

Barry Lynn will have to launch attacks against himself, for having a Separation of Church and State moment quoted in the “Talking Faith” section of a government website.

Lord knows he won’t disparage Islam.

I hope this makes more fire than smoke.

DoT,

If I have the illegal aliens run me ashore at 1:00 am on the ocean side of Coronado, how far do I have to go to get to the keg party?

Pops

Back to my thought.

The Republicans should propose a very, very pro Hispanic bill that the whole country can get behind.

They should call it the Hispanic Citizen Employment Act. This bill would require that no job go to an illegal alien if that job can be done by a Hispanic American Citizen. If an illgeal alien is caught working in a job that can be done by a Hispanic American, they will be subjected to detention until reunited with their home country.

Of course this bill could be modified to add The African American Full Employment Act, which makes it illegal for any illegal alien to hold a job that could be done by an African American Citizen.

NOW HOW WOULD THE LEFT AND THE PRESS BE ABLE TO SPIN A LAW THAT SPECIFICALLY HELPS BLACKS AND HISPANICS AS BEING ANTI-BLACK AND HISPANIC??

The added plus is that it would pit American Citrizens directly against the Democrat Party and their friends on the left.

You needed that job, but the Democrat party allowed it to go to an illegal alien.....

Pagar

Threadkiller, Here's what shows at the America.gov site now.

"Blogs at America.govShow all Blogs From Libya to USA, Boosting Business Opportunity for the Blind — 17 May 2010“Vision Center has achieved a number of things already, such as starting the first computer laboratory in Gaza and the first online library for the blind in the Arab world." Read Post Obama Today Obama Today: Following Barack ObamaObama Today will follow President Obama's initiatives and policy directions.
.By the People By the People: A Citizen-Led ConversationDemocracy is a way of life.
.New Enterprise New Enterprise: New Thinking on Intellectual Property, EntrepreneurshipMoving from an idea to a successful venture.
.Notable Americans Notable AmericansBiographical sketches of Americans from all walks of life.

..Archived Blog
This blog has been archived. This content will remain available but will not be updated and commenting is disabled."
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Atlas Shrugs is showing an open thread. We need to get some comments going there.

Thomas Collins

See LUN for the case in which SCOTUS in a 5-4 decision ruled that the EPA had the authority to regulate greenhouse gases resulting from auto emissions. This case didn't deal with EPA issuing regs imposing a cap and trade regime or some sort of overall regime re greenhouse gases. However, I don't think it bodes well if the EPA does by regs. what Obama can't yet get Congress to do and the case comes before SCOTUS.

PD

So as the fish knows only water, the liberal knows only fear and he is bound by his fear and until he understands this he can truly help no one.

Ahem. The liberal who understands this is STILL worthless.

daddy

"If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good?"

Because they went to Harvard silly. Sheesh.


In other news, ">http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100827/full/news.2010.437.html"> Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish
Antarctic cold snap kills millions of aquatic animals in the Amazon.


"Scientists who have visited the affected rivers say the event is the biggest ecological disaster Bolivia has known, and, as an example of a sudden climatic change wreaking havoc on wildlife, it is unprecedented in recorded history."

"The prolonged cold snap has also been linked to the deaths of at least 550 penguins along the coasts of Brazil and thousands of cattle in Paraguay and Brazil, as well as hundreds of people in the region."


No mention in the story of "AGW", "Global Warming", etc. The new approved PC verbiage is "Climate Change."

But on the plus side, maybe South America will finally find use for a Hockey Stick.

narciso

The climate does change, 80,000 years, damn those mammoth SUV's, DC, and much of the east coast was underwater.

Clarice

Isn't that something, daddy? And barely a word about it in the media.

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