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matt

For those of you on the AGW case, the LUN may be of interest. My thoughts on the President's BS'ing the American people.

matt

Ho boy by golly, Tom!

The Australian just dropped a bomb.

Remember Julia Gillard's government is deep Green. LUN

daddy

Anybody know if the Instapundit does the dishes at home?

I ask because here's the title of the latest column from his wife, Doctor Helen: "Men Who Do Housework Get Less Sex."

That might explain his ability to post so much:)

Put another leader on the barbie.

Well done, matt.

Gilliard's party will likely lose in September. About two weeks ago there was a challenge to her leadership which was stillborn, probably because no one else wanted the leadership with the party heading for defeat in a few months.
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Clarice

Ah, Matt, the same thing caught my eye this week.

narciso

Luce is doing capoiera up there, wondering why he bothered;


http://minx.cc/?post=338749

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--A majority of the Court seems poised in Windsor to invalidate DOMA Section 3 on the theory that the federal government has no interest in adopting a definition of marriage applicable to 1100 statutory provisions that as a practical matter alters the very nature of what it is to be “married.”--

Huh?
Defining marriage as a between a man and woman alters the very nature of marriage?
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding.
A little help?

rse

Very good matt.

It was always just the excuse for the transformative change. Ed is the means.

I had not seen that about the Norwegians. I sure do know more about the Nordics than I ever thought I would. They remain the role model for where we are supposed to happily go.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"Most observers thought ...."

The reddest of all red flags. Translation: most of the reporters in the bar.

daddy

test

Danube of Thought on iPad

Can't help you, Iggy. And in any case, it seems to me that there is at least a federal interest to the extent that the feds grant and deny benefits on the basis of marital status. I'm not going to bother to read Section 3 (heaven forbid), but I should think that a federal statute that says the government will decide marital benefits on the basis of such-and-such a definition would be eminently appropriate. But hell, I'll just wait until June and see what they do.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Section 3 in its entirety;

Definition of marriage
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I guess in Times world where homosexuals playing at being married is already fact a 15 year old law which defines it as a man and a woman alters the very nature of marriage but Bob and Ted and Carol and Alice doesn't.

gmax

This James Hansen must be one piece of work, eh? The 20 year pause is just just TEMPORARY I tell ya! Pay no attention to the man in the booth over there, I am the Great and Powerful OZ!

daddy

Apologies, but can't get it to post so I'll have to break it in 2. Grrrrr.

Speaking of the weather,

"In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen."

Goodness gracious! Is Roger Harrabin, the BBC's Environmental Analyst (and the guy that first received the leaked ClimateGate e-mails but refused to publish them) beginning to doubt the Science?

Met Office 3 Month Forecast was "Not Helpful."

The UK's official Meteorological Office sends out official 3 month forecasts. It used to release these publicly, but according to Harrabin:

It is sent to contingency planners but has been withheld from the public since the Met Office was pilloried for its "barbecue summer" forecast in 2009.

With that in mind, Harrabin and the BBC, via the UK's brand new Freedom of Information act, were able to dig up the previously hidden Met Offices Official Forecast for April-May-June of 2012.

Here's that forecast: "The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier than average conditions for April-May-June, and slightly favours April being the driest of the three months."

And here's from the Met Office, is what actually happened over those 3 months: A soul-searching Met Office analysis later confessed: "Given that April was the wettest since detailed records began in 1910 and the April-May-June quarter was also the wettest, this advice was not helpful."

But wait, there's more! (As I continue)...

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daddy

Continued...

"the Met Office chief scientist Prof Julia Slingo...says last year's calculations were not actually wrong because they were probabilistic.

The Met Office explained it this way: "The probabilistic forecast can be considered as somewhat like a form guide for a horse race. "It provides an insight into which outcomes are most likely, although in some cases there is a broad spread of outcomes, analogous to a race in which there is no strong favourite. Just as any of the horses in the race could win the race, any of the outcomes could occur, but some are more likely than others."

Since given that official Weather predicting is all just a big horse race over there in England, I now nominate as the new Chief Scientist for the Brit Met Office, Miss Eliza Doolittle, and Dover:)

They were all in for CAGW.

Daddy, the ideology expected heat so they forecast it.
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Toga, Toga, Toga !

Via Balkinization;

Courtesy of a live blog from the WSJ:

JUSTICE SCALIA: When did it become unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage? Was it 1791? 1868?

TED OLSON: When did it become unconstitutional to ban interracial marriage?

JUSTICE SCALIA: Don’t try to answer my question with your own question.

BTW; I think there is a chance Thomas may separate himself from his dominant twin..

Clarice

I think it's "probabilistic" that the Met office is losing all credibility.

Jack is Back

As one with dozens of English cousins, uncles, aunts and assorted extended family you will find none of them believing anything but "dust bin" garbage about AGW especially after this winter or their discontent. They have seen the light and it is not to keep funding these scam artist academics with their taxes that is for sure. There is a revolt among the middle class coming in the UK and its not over taxes, immigration, Europe or Iraq and Blair but over the snow, cold and extra heating bills this year.

Of course, it doesn't help that I tell them we have the same weather in Florida but without the snow:)

Marlene

Ha,JiB we've told everyone that our vacation was wonderful,but it was a bit chilly! Hubby went up to check on the cabin and he said he wanted to take the Jeep out because the mud is perfect for Jeeping. : )

Toga, Toga, Toga !

They're probably vacationing in Cyprus, Jack. They aren't in a hurry to get back.

"The big chill gripping the UK will guarantee an uncharacteristically freezing Easter weekend and could last until the end of April, weather forecasters have warned.

Temperatures are unlikely to recover to normal averages for the time of year until late next month, the Met Office said in its regular 30-day forecast.

Sub-zero temperatures are expected to bring misery to thousands for the rest of the week and throughout Easter weekend as conditions show no sign of abating."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/27/cold-weather-continue-month-forecasters

Rick Ballard

"I think it's "probabilistic" that the Met office is losing all credibility."

I think it's "probabilistic" that the Fed is losing all credibility.

I think it's "probabilistic" that the CBO is losing all credibility.

I think it's "probabilistic" that the MFM is losing all credibility.

I think it's "probabilistic" that the Congress is losing all credibility.

I don't think the President ever had any credibility to lose.

Jack is Back

marlene,

Good to know you're back safe and sound. Its weird this year. We had up until February the warmest winter I can remember and then the chill set in and it was relentless. Except for that one week in late February where it was in the 80's. Before Bike Week and it must have been a dissapointment to the tattoo'd beer crowd. Winds are now out of the SE, so that is an improvement but the 80's are still a few weeks away.

narciso

That's a perfectly cromulent word,

Toga, Toga, Toga !

Some Americans have been forced to recognize the threat. The rest will have to be dragged, screaming.

http://woods.stanford.edu/news-events/news/americans-back-preparation-extreme-weather-and-sea-level-rise

daddy

I had not seen that about the Norwegians. I sure do know more about the Nordics than I ever thought I would. They remain the role model for where we are supposed to happily go.

Rse,

Up here the Norwegians are the model that many of the Conservatives and Oil guys and Talk hosts point to, as the way our Oil and Gas drilling ought to occur. Their argument is that in Norway, when they are deciding to do new offshore Oil Drilling, that the proposal is put out initially for everyone to see.

What then follows are the public hearings and explanations of how the Oil companies plan to do their drilling, at the same time that the Environmental and Legal folks do all their arguments and challenges. All that stuff is looked at together, at one time, and eventually a decision is rendered.

Once that decision is rendered, no more Legal or Enviro challenges are allowed to interrupt or hinder the process, since the decision has been done and permission given. The Drillers however, now have to comply with their timelines in successfully and safely, per their approved plan, building and transporting and establishing their drilling rigs, and commencing drilling. If they do not, then fines occur.

Obviously I am not a knowledgable guy about the Oil industry, but that is what I regularly hear about how the Norwegians do it, and that is why our Oil proponents over here point to the Norwegian system as pretty much what we want established over here.

In related news, the head of Royal Dutch Shell in the US just resigned.

Shell said David Lawrence, 57, who is responsible for all Shell’s exploration activities in the Americas, was leaving the company “by mutual consent” in the middle of the year. He has been at Shell for 29 years. ...

A person familiar with Shell said it was “obvious” that his departure was linked to Shell’s well-publicized failures in the Arctic. Shell declined to comment on this connection. The company has spent some $5 billion on its Alaskan campaign without completing a single well.

Marlene

JiB,judging from the overflow parking at Finn's and Golden Lion,I think the bikers stayed toasty warm! (or toasted warm)

peter

Rick Ballard at 6:46--- nice!

daddy

Daddy, the ideology expected heat so they forecast it.

Kim,

Since as Matt notes, they are currently freezing their buns off over there in England, and dying by the thousands from hypothermia, I can't wait to see, via the next Freedom Of Information Act, what the probabilistic horse-racers forecast as weather for springtime in March of 2013. Whatever it was, by their logic, it had to be correct.

matt

It doesn't help that the Federal government was sabotaging Shell the whole way, daddy.

daddy

This also strikes as worthy of mention:

The UK's official Meteorological Office sends out official 3 month forecasts. It used to release these publicly, but according to Harrabin:

It is sent to contingency planners but has been withheld from the public since the Met Office was pilloried for its "barbecue summer" forecast in 2009.

So the Taxpayers of Britain are paying to fund an official Weather Bureau, probably thousands of employees and offices, to the tune of Millions and Millions of pounds, yet now those Taxpayers are not allowed to know what weather that Weather Bureau forecasts, until a year or so after the fact, and only if the BBC submits a Freedom Of Information Act that gets approved by some other Taxpayer funded Bureaucracy.

Does that sound insane or what?

I tell you what, if I was in charge I would have no problem deciding immediately what should go on the chopping block in Jolly Old England, should they be facing budget problems.

And with that, I am off with the dogs and the headsets, to hear if Congressman Don Young has said anything else lately about wetbacks.

Jack is Back

Federal Government: Biggest most successful extortion racket known to mankind. North Dakota and South Texas are successful because its private property but do not think for one minute that the Feds are not now conspiring to figure out how to make them their business. Reagan was wrong - domestically, we are the evil empire.

Toga, Toga, Toga !

Oh, I get it. You're still on Global Warming. HeHe.

You do understand the warming of ocean currents is what leads to the anomalous cold. Of course you do. You're not stupid, just blissfully, willfully igorant (sic)

Clarice

As soon as the Republicans win both Houses in 1014, they ought to repeal NEPA and come up with something like the Norwegian plan and start aring back the 501(c)(3) eco warriors' warchests.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"The rest will have to be dragged, screaming."

And let's face it, that's actually the good part, isn't it? "We warn these people about 17-oz. sodas, but they keep drinking 'em. OK, hate to do it, but we'll just have to apply a little coercion. By George, these people are gonna learn!"

The uber-Fascist has always yearned for a better world for all of us.

Extraneus

Ten years from now, gays will be married in many states, if not all. And people will put quotes on the word.

Steve and Fred down the street are a "married" couple.

This is how it will go and quotes won't be outlawed by then. Lefties think that a judicial decision will make a difference in popular opinion, but it won't. People will still use quotes, often with two fingers on each hand.

Rick Ballard

"Does that sound insane or what?"

Daddy,

It doesn't sound insane at all. Reality precludes the Met from reporting data supporting the idiotic progressive policies promulgated by the government which pays for the Met. If they cannot provide what their masters require in terms of useful propaganda due to the silly inability of Gaia to conform to the very best models which prog money can buy, silence is the best alternative, especially given that their attempts at fraud would embarrass the average kindergartner.

Danube of Thought on iPad

From the Stanford Enviro-loony study: "But people want coastal homeowners and businesses that locate in high-risk areas to pay for these measures.”

Natch. Can't allow those coastal homeowners anf businesses to assess the risks for themselves, and insure themselves accordingly. Gotta force those fools to take care of themselves!

narciso

Well yes, they want, no they demand their 'piece of the action' and lo be to anyone who gives the game away"

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/attack-on-palin-and-sarahpac-misses-the-mark/

matt

just like the huge cold water upwelling they found in the North Atlantic that no one ever had an idea was there until 6 months ago and distorted the results of 30 years of research. And how the climatologists haven't said a word about it since its discovery. Oops.....

Shhhh, daddy. The weather is secret. Can't have the plebes wondering about the dart board in the forecasting office or the tarot deck on the chief's desk.

Jack is Back

Clarice,

Good luck with that. NEPA has its own cottage industry HQ'd in DC. Every tom, dick and harry who ever worked for the Corps or EPA or Interior has their own little fifedom of consultancy if not corporation to take advantage of the regs. You'd have a better chance to overturn Dodd-Frank or McCain-Feingold since they are relatively new compared to NEPA. It is set in Washinginton Granite unfortunately.

But you could do it surgically by getting rid of the wetland rules and other restraints to licensing.

Threadkiller

Who, besides the vaporized citizenry, is going to pay for the coastal threat brought to So. Cal. by Obama's N. Korea policies?

Toga, Toga, Toga !

" Gotta force those fools to take care of themselves!"

That's the point. No one is forcing them. They are recognizing the dilemma and are willing to forgo the usual niceties for survival's sake.

But God help the poor fools in Fla. They will need to retreat to the high ground. Where? Good question. Maybe Mt Airy.

Toga, Toga, Toga !

" The weather is secret. Can't have the plebes wondering about the dart board in the forecasting office or the tarot deck on the chief's desk."

Yes. Only the scientists are colluding. So where to go for correct info?

"Just pull it out your arse". That'll work.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"They are recognizing the dilemma and are willing to forgo the usual niceties for survival's sake."

No they aren't. They're willing to have others forego them. For my part, I will forego absolutely nothing.

Toga, Toga, Toga !

" I will forego absolutely nothing."

Are you in lowlands Fla, like Jack? I think you are due for a surprise of global proportions.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"So where to go for correct info?"

Start with Bjorn Lornborg. Then go to the innumerable scientists who have dissociated themselves from the hysterical and willfully deceitful garbage disseminated by assorted UN organizations.

Or don't. Live in irrational fear. Drive a Prius. Get solar panels. Attend a love-in.

Toga, Toga, Toga !

"Or don't. Live in irrational fear. Drive a Prius. Get solar panels. Attend a love-in."

Love-in? WTF is that, a primordial defense of human virus?

anonamom

Thanks naciso.
"We're not rebranding a party. We're rebuilding a country."
You go girl!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Is Dana's sabbatical over?

Danube of Thought on iPad

Looks like the early games will present us with two more routs. Just what we need.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"I think you are due for a surprise of global proportions."

I'm sure you do, and you'll be terribly disappointed when you come to the end of your life and it hasn't happened. (I love it when gullible fools are frightened.)

Actually. I live in Southern California, less than a half mile from the Pacific Ocean. The surf still breaks in the same spot it did when I first came here in 1948, although a smidgen farther out than when my father was here in 1920.

Captain Hate

Btw, in case nobody's mentioned this: I'd like to congratulate the Syracuse Orangemen, whom I ordinarily can't stand, for destroying the JEF's bracket last night.

narciso

I wondered about that, that particular selection was Michael's fair well to Fredo,

Toga, Toga, Toga !

" The surf still breaks in the same spot it did when I first came here in 1948, although a smidgen farther out than when my father was here in 1920."

Congrats. You are 'old money'. This explains a lot.

Jack is Back

yoga cubed,

You are a freaking idiot and have no idea about anything resembling science or engineering. I live on the ocean, right next to it and it hasn't breached my dunes yet or even come close in thousand of years. Our tides are exactly the same they were 150 years ago. Go somewhere else and spill your stupid garbage. in fact, you give Yoga a bad name unlike lululemon.

narciso

No, I think it's a reference to Delta House and Blutowski,

Toga, Toga, Toga !

Holy Moly, danyoob;

Are you now the resident dunce? You are the most gullible hard-case I have ever succumbed to. (and I mean that in the non-hilarious sense)

Punked Again, should by thy nym...

Handlermeansmotheraskbond

Clarice, who's the acting director director under cover, cuz she's so covert? Maya? People need to know cuz sometimes people have lists like O and they like to do some housecleaning, you know, like Plame. If it's Maya Pakistan neefs to hide from dronrs. You know she likes to make history and some people may be that....

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Interesting article at Foreign Policy claiming China's rising red star is in low earth orbit and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Jack is Back

Okay,

By the language being used and the inflection of grammar, we are now being revisited by that jackass professor from that jackass 2nd rate college in California who's name escapaes me but it has something to do with Pritzer, right.

Dana Ward. Finallly remembered the turd.

Danube of Thought on iPad

After a long absence, the dolt B. franklin returns. "

Toga toga toga" is actually a guy named Dana Gilbert Ward, who used to be on the faculty of the esteemed Pitzer College. He was last seen passing the feather with sophomores, and taking part in other absurd rituals patented by the now-dead "occupy" movement. Whatever happened to the latest revolution, Dana?

narciso

Yikes, the Luciferians, yes 'spunkmeyer' has already been heard from, although there are some other recurrent trolls that might fit.

Handlermeansmotheraskbond

Oh, and check the ST6 member 'training accident' tiday.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Roger that, HMMAB.

Clarice

"Clarice, who's the acting director director under cover, cuz she's so covert?" I have no idea, but the dana ward as toga toga is probably on the mark.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"...I have ever succumbed to." He means he surcame.

narciso

Well I suspected that, but I wasn't sure. it is interesting how Pope Francis has really been a welcome surprise, possibly doing for Latin America, what John Paul 11, did for Eastern Europe

narciso

No, it doesn't appear to be 'Maya' the same person Bergen refers to as 'Rebecca', but anyone who was Joe Rodriguez's chief of staff, has ticked off the right people.

Clarice

Dana's in Bhutan right now..Must be bored .

Toga, Toga, Toga !

Yes, he has been kissing ass, of late. Such public demonstrations of piety. He surely must be ready to pillory the pedophiles.

Frau Teufelstastatur

"jackass 2nd 4th rate, overpriced college turning out mindless agitators in California"

FIFY, JiB.

Frau Teufelstastatur

Catholic homosexuals = bad
Boy Scout homosexuals - good

narciso

Now it's not so surprising that Don Young would use the stupidest possible way to explain the position on illegals, even though that is the corporate view of the issue,

Jack is Back

Lights out btu welcome back Dana Ward, our own punchng bag.

Captain Hate

Good points on the new pope, narc. Btw, I'm about to start on season 5 of Burn Notice. Does it keep its edge now that MW's back in-house? I thought of it because I just saw a commercial about the POI drought to end Thursday.

narciso

He operates much like Reese, is all I can tell you, from the wiki, he was Delta before joining
the Special Activities Division, which is what 'Management' was about.

narciso

A less olblique, his new gig with the Company does not last, with a Dr. Richard Kimball twist.

Fair market value.

Doubt Dana. These twits are a dime a dozen.
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Janet

That Planned Parenthood infanticide video really is something.

One man asked what PP does now with infants born alive...she doesn't answer. What does go on in those "clinics"? THe regulation lovin' Dems throw a fit whenever any oversight or regulations are proposed for abortion huts. The Kermit Gosnell story & the numerous undercover calls & videos (Mona Lisa project, O'Keefe's videos) should be a wake up call about how sketchy the abortion business is.

Captain Hate

He does remind me of Reese. I like how on POI they barely bother showing Reese in action in fights any more. Just people flying through windows and he and the dog come walking out. The screw-up forensic accountant is a nice touch too. And the Euro female equivalent. Excellent writing this season.

bgates

He means he surcame.

That boy has got to remember to read the Word of the Day toilet paper before instead of after.

narciso

Caviezel is more naturally intense then Donovan, although not to the near parody that Sutherland became in '24, the same archetype which is really the modern Western, if you think about it.

Captain Hate

Oh yes, very much so; which probably explains the appeal for me. It's funny that I didn't even like Donovan that much at the start; nor anybody except, of course, Fiona. But they all grew on me quickly.

hit and run

'taint Dana's first foray back in these parts, even in the last several weeks.

I hadn't mentioned it before, because I thought people got all mad and stuff when one mentioned such things.

Marlene

Sad day for inquiring minds,because Maine's most famous Zumba *ahem* instructor pleaded guilty today to 20 charges of prostitution,avoiding a trial.

narciso

I wasn't really wondering about that case, but I imagine there were a lot of people in that town, that were releaved.

Captain Hate

Damn Kansas making dumbass plays really slattered my bracket.

narciso

I think shock collars would do them some good, as long as you kept the current low.

Captain Hate

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Most guaranteed money in NFL history: Tom Brady, $57 million; Tony Romo, $55 million; Drew Brees, $55 million: Joe Flacco, $51 million.

Someone doesn't belong, guess who? It's the guy with only ONE playoff win.

narciso

What is this, they awarding contracts in inverse order,

Rick Ballard

Kim,

In your opinion, is Trenbeth's attempt to summon heat from the vasty deeps even weaker than the Marcott-Shakun regurgitation of Mann's hockey stick? I'm beginning to anticipate reliance upon modeling to show up in the DSM-IV-TR as a symptom for a wide range of mental disorders.

narciso

They were fishing for shoggoth, R'yleh is found at about that level, right?

Sue

Shut up! It is not football season and I am hurtin' over the Mavs. At least wait till August to dump on Romo.

Skoot

Gulf Coast comin' at ya!

narciso

Actually, Romo didn't do that bad, all told, it's
Brady, that's been coasting so badly, that Gisele piped up.

narciso

Duke is doing good, it's still the second quarter.

Danube of Thought on iPad

Afraid neither FGCU nor Sparty can withstand what's coming.

Jayhawks will not soon forget this epic collapse.

Ralph L

but I imagine there were a lot of people in that town, that were releaved
That's what prostitution is all about. I believe the only relief Zumba brings is to constipation.

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