» The schools’ sinister war on guns
the argument that bringing toy guns to school makes the leap to bringing real ones that much shorter; it’s as nonsensical as saying that junior is more likely to steal the family sedan if you let him play with Matchbox cars.
Of course, there is the paranoia explanation: the school shootings have made people so fearful that anything smacking of firearms is reflexively rejected. And I’m sure this is a factor—but I’m also sure there’s more to it. What is it?
Many have posited the theory that the goal here is to raise generations amenable to strict gun control by instilling the young with negative attitudes toward firearms. And how better to do this than with swift and sure punishment for anything that evidences even the thought of a gun? Doodle a firearm, point your fingers like one—anything at all—and, bang!, you suffer for your wrong thinking. Think doubleplusgood thoughts, little boy, about flowers and kittens and rainbows and what gender you want to be. And should a child be a tad recalcitrant, nothing creates negative associations with firearms like a two-hour, pants-wetting interrogation at the age of five.
…. The reason insanity keeps occurring at schools and elsewhere is that leftists are never held accountable. But here we must take a leaf out of their book. When someone transgresses against their politically correct code—think Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder, Don Imus, or James Watson here—an apology won’t suffice.
…. Make sure a school official who commits leftist abuse upon a child never works again. Go for the jugular, for the kill shot; give no quarter. Go Roman.
That is precisely what I meant every time I have said that leftist school admins commit these transgressions because they have never had their butts whipped by indignant parents.
» PRISM BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO OBAMA INTEL BRIEFINGS
The National Security Agency’s top-secret slide presentation detailing the PRISM system that collects the contents of emails, video and web chat, and photos states that PRISM is the biggest contributor of information to President Barack Obama’s daily intelligence briefing, known officially as the President’s Daily Brief (PDB).
… a recent report by the Government Accountability Institute finds that for the first 1,532 days of Obama’s time in office (up to March 31, 2013), Obama has only attended 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings.
… if the PRISM program’s primary value is bolstering Obama’s presidential daily briefing, but he attends less than half of them, is the controversial program worth continuing?
Remember that this administration’s number one defense of their spying is ‘prevention of terrorism’. It’s time to demand an official description of (THHO)Obama’s definition of terrorism.
What’s your definition of terrorism, reader? Does it hinge on the word ‘islamic’? Probably does … as does my own.
(THHO)Obama’s definition of terrorism, however, doesn’t seem to have anything to do islam. He and his administration have all but outlawed the use of the word ‘islam’ or ‘islamic’ in conjunction with the word terrorism and declared the war on terror over.
At the same time they were very busy making accusations against conservatives and Tea Party activists, calling us terrorists.
Are we supposed to forget and forgive having been labeled as terrorists at the same time that the word terrorist was separated from the word ‘islam’? At the same time that numerous government agencies were spying on us, auditing us and persecuting us? At the same that actual islamic terrorists were lined up around the block for their personal private sessions in the oval office? At the same time the administration has waged war on our constitution? At the same time we’ve had to fight to remain armed? At the same time that our troops are forced to fight with real terrorists under rules of engagement designed to get them killed?
The definition of terrorism, like beauty, may just be in the eye of the beholder. (THHO)Obama (and his leftist comrades of the Dhimmicrat Party) lives in terror of the American People ….
it is the American People that are the targets of their anti-terrorist armies of activists and bureaus.
» A Bridge Too Far
Every once in awhile Harry Reid realizes another six years have sped by. He then feels obliged, like a salmon seeking out the quiet stream of its birth, to fly to Nevada.
Here, he temporarily dons a new pair of blue jeans and gets himself photographed a) sitting on a hay bale, and/or b) holding a .22-caliber rifle with which he contends he once shot a rabbit.
How about this: Way, waaayyy back in October of 2012, we gun owners were ridiculed if we warned, “Watch out, as soon as Obama and the Democrats are safely re-elected, they’re going to come for our guns again.”
“Why, gun control hasn’t even been an issue in this campaign!” the know-it-alls laughed. “The Dems learned their lesson when they lost control of Congress in 1994. They’re never going to try THAT again!”
It seems to me a “great uniter” would at least acknowledge that American gun owners have shown admirable patience, standing quietly by for 75 years as more than 20,000 overlapping gun laws have systematically “infringed” their rights.
Frankly, I believe Democrats (yes, and RINOs, too) have pushed their unpopular, Politically Correct causes “A Bridge Too Far,” as usual, and are going to face some serious backswing of the pendulum. Leave aside for a moment the looming fiscal train wreck of ObamaCare. Americans are fed up with being told they’re nothing but hate-filled racist Bible-thumping troglodytes if they think the immigration laws should be enforced; our tax-funded schools and hospitals should not go bankrupt trying to provide free services to everyone who can sneak across our borders; we don’t need vastly expensive tax-funded nursery schools for every 4-year-old Spanish-speaking child, and maybe the TV networks might want to report just a few details about Americans left to die in Benghazi, or that late-term abortion mill in Philadelphia, whether it suits their agenda or not.
» Even with the best models, warmest decades, most CO2: Models are proven failures
Graph shows 73 climate models, compared to actual observations.
Results: All 73 are wrong.
This beautiful graph was posted at Roy Spencer’s and WattsUp, and no skeptic should miss it. I’m not sure if everyone appreciates just how piquant, complete and utter the failure is here. There are no excuses left. This is as good as it gets for climate modelers in 2013.
John Christy used the best and latest models, he used all the models available, he has graphed the period of the fastest warming and during the times humans have emitted the most CO2. This is also the best data we have. If ever any model was to show the smallest skill, this would be it. None do.
Don’t underestimate the importance of the blue-green circles and squares that mark the “observations”. These are millions of radiosondes, and two independent satellite records. They agree. There is no wiggle room, no overlap.
Note that the Warmies’ 73 models can’t even get the past right. Now, given that the globalZ-warmZ crowd’s dire predictions are 100% bullshit, how do we justify expenditure of a single dollar on all the witch-doctor plans to reduce co2 and ban carbon?
If we reduced human emissions of co2 by the amount recommended by these witch-doctors, it’s pretty obvious that the effect on global temperatures would be 0%. So are they blindingly stupid or is the agenda something other than saving the planet from global warming?
Another chart as a hint:
» Climate Aid: The $39 bn industry, mostly used to slow developing countries
There are a lot of things we don’t know about climate but we do know CO2 emissions are strongly linked to GDP … Countries which don’t emit much CO2, don’t have much purchasing power (or health, wealth or electricity either). So Joy! There’s a stronger link between CO2 and wealth, than CO2 and the weather.
There is more evidence that reducing CO2 emissions will keep poor people poor than there is that it will change the climate.
That sums it up, I reckon. Forced reduction of co2 emissions will make all humans poor, because the only way to reduce human co2 emission is to kill capitalism.
And remember – nature abhors a vacuum. Once capitalism is dead something has to take it’s place.
Wonder what that might be?
Hey! That doesn’t fit the model!
» French ski station to re-open slopes, in June!
A combination of an icy winter and a chilly spring has meant that for the first time ever in the month of June, skiers will have the option of heading to the pistes in the French Pyrénées
» Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener
Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. Now, a study of arid regions around the globe finds that a carbon dioxide “fertilization effect” has, indeed, caused a gradual greening from 1982 to 2010.
In other words, the wealth-increasing, life-improving industries in the civilized west, that pump out all that co2, are actually making it possible for all those skinny dirt-eaters living in the deserts to actually witness green stuff growing in their sand dunes.
Something else the spastic greenies were wrong about:
» Amazon River Exhales Virtually All Carbon Taken Up by Rainforest
Until recently, people believed much of the rain forest’s carbon floated down the Amazon River and ended up deep in the ocean. University of Washington research showed a decade ago that rivers exhale huge amounts of carbon dioxide — though left open the question of how that was possible, since bark and stems were thought to be too tough for river bacteria to digest.
~~ also via JoNova : Amazon River produces monster levels of “pollution”. The dilemma. Should we stop the river?
How do we stop that river, can we divert it underground, or cover it in white reflective plastic — do you think? Would it be better to dose it with megatonnes of antibiotics, and can we have a grant to study that? Does this mean flushing antibiotics down the toilet helps change the weather? Don’t send those old pills to landfill…
Remember there are global carbon markets running (limping) churning over $170 odd billion a year pretending that they can account for carbon flows in a meaningful way. Shame there are just a few odd gigatonnes still unaccounted for. Does this mean the parts of the Amazon that WWF “own” which were projected to net them as much as $60 billion may actually have a net worth of zero dollars when the “downstream” effect of their pollution is taken into account? We wouldn’t let the big mining corporations ignore their downstream pollution, so why let that naughty river get away with it?
Can someone calculate how many coal fired powerstations this river is equivalent too?
What Nature giveth, nature taketh away.
Jo seems to get much satisfaction and entertainment from cruelly making fun of stupid people, eh?
This is a good place to make mention of the companies producing what they call “Green” products, and the idiots that fall for it.
From back in 2009:
Domino Sugar is Certified Carbon Free
» Sugar coated consumerism or just plain crap?
Carbon Free Sugar. Let me repeat that. Carbon Free Sugar – certified even.
Those of you who remember their basic high school chemistry might remember this simple and indelible truth: sugar contains carbon.
… Sucrose is common table sugar (as pictured in the bag) and has the chemical formula: C12H22O11
Looks like twelve atoms of carbon combined with eleven molecules of H2O doesn’t it? That’s why it is called (drum roll please) a carbohydrate.
Basically, If you remove all the carbon from sugar, all that’s left is hydrogen and oxygen … water.
» Rural Counties Propose Plan to Split from Colorado, Create 51st State
And they’re serious. “This is for real,” said Weld County commissioner Sean Conway. “This has been building for several months. We’ve had citizens coming to our hearings for months asking us to please do something.”
He said it wasn’t just Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signing of a host of anti-rural bills, ranging from gun-control laws to the doubling of the renewable-energy mandate on rural communities. It was the way the Democratic governor and legislature dismissed the concerns of those living outside the metropolitan Denver area.
…. It’s been done before, just not in 150 years. Five states–Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia–split off from larger states, the most recent being West Virginia, which detached from Virginia in 1863.
Perhaps a better idea would be to (as per a couple of the comments) cut out Denver and Boulder and make them Districts. As in the District of Columbia – D.C. Call it the District of Stoners – Denver D.S.
“The people of rural Colorado are mad, and they have every right to be,” said Gardner. “The governor and his Democrat colleagues in the statehouse have assaulted our way of life, and I don’t blame these people one bit for feeling attacked and unrepresented by the leaders in our state.”