Why, Mr President, are you deliberately destroying the American way and committing economic harakiri?

As I wrote in my post The Biggest Heist in American History – Cap and Trade 4:

“President Obama, one of the men behind the Biggest Heist in American History – Cap and Trade, and who at ALL COSTS want to ram through the cap and trade bill, has now put in place an administrative system that allows him, at will, to totally bypass Congress

After the EPA, Health care bill and now the financial bill, they can sneak it trough in big chunks through administrative orders. Not the whole cap and trade bill at once, but in two, tree maybe four steps.

America, your whole system has been hijacked, and you have done nothing, so far, to stop it. What the Obama administration has done during the last one and half year makes a mockery of your constitution and the principle of separation of power.”

These are the “representatives” that rammed through the Obama Care, the financial bill, etc., against the will of the people. They don’t care about the constitution, and they don’t know the difference between the declaration of Independence and the Constitution; and they don’t care that they don’t know.

The people in congress who voted for these bills, this is EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED AND INTENDED with these bills. But to get it through Congress they gladly and wilfully lied through their teeth and ears, they even gladly put their lies in writing.

Why? Because they are ramming through their political agenda which they have been waiting and planning so long for to be able do.

As I have been saying all along, it has always been a political agenda – anti human, anti freedom, anti development and anti capitalism. And this Global Warming Hysteria is part of that agenda. It has nothing to do with science, facts or saving the environment or the Earth.

All of this, as always, paid by us, the common people, in the form of taxes, high energy costs and reducing our living standard back to the Stone Age.

And these guys spends billions and TRILLIONS of $ of our tax money.

While they at the same time preach austerity, frugality and sacrifice from us, the taxpayers.

This blatant hypocrisy is so mind numbing that it would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that these people have the power to force us to obey them.

They are a truly parasitic class in the sense that Karl Marx wrote about it.

How ironic that today most of this parasitic class is leftists and so called “liberals”.

In fact, it is the PERFECT scam and heist – the more they can get you to feel guilty, the more money they earn. And the more control they get over society.

In short, it is very troubling to see a country on a path of economic and political self destruction. But if the present trend continues you are, to put it simple: toast.

Just one small example – the increase in federal taxes and regulations (EPA, Healthcare etc.), the cost of running a business has increased so much during the last year that it has become in many ways uninteresting. On top of that, the huge tax increases that is coming January first next year.

Not to speak about all the uncertainties what is going to happen in the near future.

As more and more people are discovering this and becoming aware of this the biggest heist in American history (see the letter below), President Obama, and his administration, is not doing so well. His approval index is at bottom. As is all the other indicators (see below).

It’s time for the people of America to take their country back. Otherwise the consequences for you as a country are going to be devastating. Especially for the common people. .

Meanwhile, we STILL await Mr. Obama’s explanation why if his ”historic” health care law is so great for America, it’s not good enough for him and his family.

                            

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/544329/201008191822/An-Open-Letter-To-President-Obama.aspx

An Open Letter To President Obama

By JEFFREY S. HOWARD

Posted 08/19/2010 06:22 PM ET

In today’s dangerous world, we need a president with experience, leadership and courage. Unfortunately, you have shown us little of those traits.

Your childhood and younger years denied you the opportunity to grow up as an American man, and that is no fault of your own. Unfortunately, your lack of empathy for and experience of a traditional American upbringing has left you out of touch with those of us who grew up learning the traditions and work ethic of our predecessors.

You have never accepted the honor of military service, or held and survived in any sort of entry-level working position. You are bereft of many of the basic building blocks of a true American personality and worldview.

You have never experienced the icy hand of fear caressing your gut during a firefight when your very survival from second to second depends on your luck, wits, fellow troopers and the grace of God. You have never sweated out a payroll when your receivables are late.

You’ve missed the rewarding feeling of flogging a loaded truck all night to deliver a load 500 miles away at 7 a.m. You never shoveled cow manure for less than minimum wage to earn enough for a rattletrap car. You missed out on greasing dump trucks on the night shift, and never had the opportunity to start out cleaning restrooms and sweeping floors in a factory.

Your education was in the law, and you ignored any opportunity to absorb the lessons of history or the theories of economics. You have never experienced the law of the jungle in the private sector.

While you play golf and basketball and surround yourself with “the swells” enjoying concerts in the People’s House, those of us in the general public dine on Spam and Costco burgers. I can’t put my wife on a 747 and send her to Spain so she can be ready to spend 10 days on Martha’s Vineyard when she gets back. She works seven days a week and so do I — spreading four full- and part-time jobs between us to make ends meet.

(My explanation: “Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, supposedly said by a French princess upon learning that the peasants had no bread. As brioche is a luxury bread enriched with eggs and butter, it would reflect the princess’s obliviousness to the nature of a famine.)

I watch in pain while my business venture slides into oblivion and my small IRA erodes as your economic policies push the nation into a double-dip recession. This economy is locking up again, and you cannot blame former President Bush. The great construction jobs I created are ending while you pour trillions in borrowed money into the public sector to buy votes. I blame you personally for appointing the ship of fools you have as Cabinet officials and advisers.

You are repeating the gross mistakes of Japan in the ’90s and the Roosevelt administration in the ’30s — both of which failed and lengthened severe economic problems for a decade or more. You are intentionally smothering our private sector with regulations, taxes and mandates at the same time you squander the wages and futures of our children and grandkids.

I deplore your continued efforts to divide the greatest nation of immigrants in the world along race and class lines. Pandering to various groups and attempting to set them against other Americans is demagoguery at its worst. I sincerely hope such actions end up damaging you in the end and not our country.

You will leave office with a big pension, Secret Service protection and gold-plated health care for life. I may well end up with 40 years of hard work down the drain, living in a mobile home in the backwoods.

I do not resent you for your good fortune — you worked hard to become president and won the election fair and square. I do, however, despise your policies and the damage they are visiting on our nation, its economy and our future. I have dedicated my remaining years to fighting you and your policies and protecting our children’s futures.

I may well end up destroyed financially from the results of your misguided and dangerous actions — but you will never break me psychologically or crush my spirit. I am a Marine, I have a wonderful wife and family, and last but not least, I live in the greatest nation in the world. I shall work to my last breath to keep it that way, and you, sir, shall fail to destroy that dream.

• Howard, a Marine Corps veteran, University of Washington graduate and heavy-equipment supervisor for two decades, is now a developer with projects in Washington and Oregon.

[ad#insert-large]

WWF’s Reputation Back in the Toilet

The World Wildlife Fund is in the news again, but for all the wrong reasons.

The organization that outraged the world by using 9/11 imagery to promote their global warming agenda has infuriated the UN and Saudi Arabia for breaking and flushing a name plate of the gulf state:

Pieces of the smashed Saudi Arabia sign — about 30 cm and placed on a table to identify the delegation during negotiations — were dropped in a toilet and then photographed, delegates said. The pictures were then put up on some walls.

The action was said to be in protest at a Saudi vote against tougher greenhouse gas targets.  It gives a good insight into the small minded people that populate the WWF when the best a well-funded Big Green NGO can manage as protest is offensive vandalism.

keep a lid on it

At least the WWF has apologized to the UN and Saudi Arabia:

Director General Jim Leape said in a statement that it had “apologised unreservedly” to Saudi Arabia and the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change).  “The incident was completely unacceptable under the standards of the Convention and the standards of WWF,” he said.  “The individual responsible has expressed deep remorse and apologised unreservedly for his actions. He is no longer working for WWF.”

As I mentioned in yesterday’s round-up, imagine the furor if a US rep or a BP employee had done the same thing.  It would be the Gitmo toilet story all over again.  The WWF is lucky not to have a fatwa issued against it.

[ad#insert-large]

Would you like some Left-Wing Rage with that Compound Ignorance?

Recently I was on the receiving end of a fairly impressive left wing tirade coming from none other than my children’s father. I think what started this onslaught of liberal rage was a quite innocent comment from me about the habit of people to be horrified by seemingly paternalistic US foreign policy, when nations like Australia are the first to keep our military spending artificially low because the US is our big buddy in the playground sandbox. Only to start hollering the minute they start acting like the world’s policeman. Perhaps naively, I wasn’t prepared for the hour and a half long fit of insanity that followed, and which segued from a sermon on the virtues (virtues?!) of Fidel Castro and ended, somehow, with a spittle-soaked apoplectic tantrum about how US led embargoes are killing women and children in North Korea. Which led me to conclude with something along the lines of “Wait, what?! How did we end up here?”  This is all without even saying the word “Palestine”.

Apart from leading me to reflect on the entity that is liberal rage and the compound ignorance that tends to accompany it, I also realized that the most sure fire way to be on the receiving end of it is to mention the word “embargo”. Many people have issues over which they are sensitive, and which it is easy to wind them up about. I can trigger one of my colleagues into a half hour tantrum just by saying something stupid about sport, and I personally am a bit sensitive about Deep Space Nine versus Voyager. (Janeway is a dog and is only slightly ameliorated in her offensiveness by the hotness of Seven of Nine, and all Bajorans are annoying. I won’t discuss this further.)

However, most moderate conservatives feel unprepared for the unfettered screamies that are lurking not far below the surface of our more leftward leaning friends and associates. Nothing serves to whip up a liberal-minded frenzy more than an embargo. Strangely, though, these same people who bleat on about the women and children, fail to realize that there is really only three things you can do against an aggressor nation ruled by crazies: You can invade it, you can ignore it and let them do what they want, including invading you, or you can blockade or embargo their arses off. I don’t know about you, but when you couch your options in terms like this, option number three starts sounding pretty reasonable.

A recent Washington Post article summed up defence options in a similar way in reference to the Israeli blockade of Palestine. The author noted that you can either have forward defence (fight elsewhere), active defence (fight on your own soil) or passive defence (blockades and embargoes). After that, you’ve got, well…nothing.

Don’t try and tell someone in the middle of a good head of left-wing rage that trade embargoes don’t generally stop people from eating, either. “But they don’t have any money for food because the embargo has made them poor!” they will scream (yes, he really did scream this at me in reference to North Korea). Never for a moment considering that maybe people in North Korea are poor because they are a Communist nation ruled by someone with a gift for mismanagement, who was last seen putting his own diplomats in front of a firing squad. Or, in other words, collective farming seems to be bad for the weather.

I was also told that because the US (at least until they finally go broke and are replaced by India or Cameroon) is the world’s greatest super power, ergo they must be the world’s nastiest nation. Which doesn’t make all that much sense, really. Let me put it this way, it could be a lot worse. Often, the worst the USA is going to do to you is build a Star Bucks next to your house, air trashy television shows and invite you to partake of a lifestyle that will make you fat. Imagine if Germany ran the world, this is a culture, remember, that doesn’t allow for people to publically display drying laundry on a weekend. (Although if Japan ran the world we would see alot more of these….)

As if this wasn’t enough of a rude shock, I was soon to realize that I had somehow shacked up with an apologist for Castro. I’m personally  getting a bit tired of all this Fidel worship to be honest, and if I see another Che Guevara T Shirt I might re-accessorize someone with extreme prejudice.

According to the man who fathered my children, Fidel is brilliant and the only reason it could possibly suck to be Cuban is because of the US led trade embargo. Bear in mind that on one level  I have a grudging admiration for el Jefe just for being a wily old goat who put a good one over on the US during the whole “freedom flotilla” days in 1980, whereby Castro managed to empty most of the truly reprehensible criminals out of his prisons and into the US. (Cue Scarface success montage).  However, as an erstwhile south Floridian who knows a café con leche from pastelitos de guayaba and had a Grandad who was still cranky at Castro several decades later for stabbing the US in the back, I would like to set a few things straight on this issue.

A the risk of oversimplifying, I’ll break it down for y’all like this: The only reason we have an independent Cuba to start with is because the US told Spain as much after the Spanish-American war. I believe what they said was “B1tch, we want Guam and Peurto Rico. Oh, and make Cuba an independent nation state.” Or something to that effect, whilst retaining the right to meddle in Cuban affairs should the need arise. And before everyone turns their noses up at this paternalistic behavior, it was the late 1800’s and its not like we haven’t done it, too. Australia may not technically administrate Papua New Guinea anymore, but when we tell them to jump, they tend to say “Ha mas?” (How much).

Anyhoo, without boring everyone with the details of democratic elections versus military coups, by the time Batista was rightly or wrongly ruling the nation, Cuba had a pretty good standard of living, with a large middle class and some of the highest workers wages in the world. Then enter the Cuban revolution. A little known factoid is that Castro was actually funded by the US initially, contrary to popular belief that Batista was their guy. Additionally, he wasn’t the only freedom fighter knocking around in Cuba during the revolution. The eventual upshot though, as everyone knows, is that he won the day, in the process killing off the rival freedom fighters that helped him win, and the next thing anyone knew he was in bed with the Russians and Che was busy tooling around in Africa. The rest, as they say, is history, although not before Castro appropriated everyone’s property, successfully silenced any “dissidents” and at least 10 percent of the population had fled the country. From here, we can skip the Cuban missile crisis (watch the movie or something) and go straight to the bit about modern day Cubans having one of the world’s lowest rates of computer access and almost non-existent internet  priviledges. The horror.

The only other little known factoid that might be worth pointing out here, is that the US embargo of Cuba has really only been in place for so long due to continued pressure from the anti-Castro Cuban electorate in south Florida. Annoy this demographic and you can lose the whole state in an election, and they want to keep that embargo.

So what was the reaction to my well-reasoned and edu-ma-cated response? I got called a redneck, that’s what. Which is something that I’m going to make Mr. Paua regret he said if the world is ever taken over by zombies, that’s for sure.

Now, as a reward for hanging in there throughout my peripatetic wanderings through modern history and international relations, I have a photo of a scantily clad female for you. My editor here at the Daily Bayonet told me to keep a lid on musings about male musculature, but that feminine underwear is acceptable. That sounded like a dare, so here is a photo of, umm….me. And just remember, you wouldn’t be able to look at this in Cuba.

So, tell me about your mother...

[ad#insert-large]

Eco-Fees to be investigated? Updated

Ontario’s ombudsman has announced they may launch an investigation into the secretive stealth tax known as eco-fees:

…spokeswoman for Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin, said an investigation into the fees — which slipped into effect without the knowledge of many Ontario residents on July 1 — is not guaranteed, but said the office is covering its bases.  “Mr. Marin has asked the special ombudsman response team to conduct an assessment of the issues raised in the complaints we’ve received about eco fees — about a dozen so far, including the one from [Ontario NDP leader] Andrea Horwath,” Ms. Williamson said in an email yesterday.

“Before the ombudsman makes any decision on whether or not to launch an investigation, the complaints and issues have to be assessed.”

My prior posts on eco-fees have been some of the most searched in the history of the blog, and from the many comments, Ontarians are angry.  The first post is here, but the post with all the information about Stewardship Ontario is here.

Now it’s time to push Andre Marin to investigate this cynical fee, here are his contact details:

Phone: 1-800-263-1830 – Complaints Line
Fax: 416-586-3485
TTY (Teletypewriter): 1-866-411-4211
E-mail: info@ombudsman.on.ca

Address:
Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario
Bell Trinity Square
483 Bay Street, 10th Floor, South Tower
Toronto, ON
M5G 2C9

We can stop this greenwashed tax grab, just write, call or email and ask the ombudsman to crawl all over Stewardship Ontario’s operation.

UPDATE: Ontario MPP Jim Wilson has blogged about the eco-fees, and he doesn’t mince words:

…this is a Liberal tax.  It started in 2006 when the Environment Minister sought a proposal from Waste Diversion Ontario on how to implement an eco-tax.  The scheme was presented to the Liberals in 2007, and in February 2008 the Minister personally approved the plan to implement the tax on 4,000 items.  On July 22, 2008 the Minister requested that the tax be expanded to a wider array of goods.  On September 22, 2009 the Minister personally approved a plan to apply the tax to 5,000 additional products.  After the outcry that began on July 1 of this year, the Minister began blaming businesses and the PCs for the tax.  Aren’t they a deceitful bunch!

The Liberals have also claimed that they have nothing to do with Stewardship Ontario, the agency that collects the tax on the government’s orders.  That’s also a load of bunk.  The CEO of that organization is a former Liberal staffer.  Much like eHealth Ontario, it is run by Liberal insiders, is unaccountable to the public, and is funnelling an untold amount of eco-tax dollars to consultants.  This agency is so secretive that they are not even subject to Freedom of Information laws.

[ad#insert-large]

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, July 15 2010

Hippie Dave gets mad at skeptics again, the IPCC gags scientists for their own good and Ontarians are rising up against a new eco-fee stealth tax.

These and 100+ more stories hippies don’t want you to read, plus an Ontario hottie, just because.

Some housekeeping notes, the round-up no longer features links to the UK’s The Times or Sunday Times since they have hidden everything behind a paywall.  Where possible, relevant stories are linked via alternative sources.  For links to global warming hoax stories throughout the week, follow The Daily Bayonet on Twitter, because a whole week is just too long to wait for good snark.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

The halo is slipping as more news of bad behavior by the self-appointed Goreacle comes to light:

A journalistic colleague I had no reason to doubt told anyone who would listen that Vice President Al Gore had tried to stick his tongue down her throat out of nowhere at a New Year’s Eve party in the mid-’90s, when all she’d been expecting was a friendly peck.

That story is just one, as Gore’s reputation (and credibility) slide into the negatives stories like that will give Al all the global warming he can take.

The stress of a pending legal problem seems to have affected Al, surely that can be the only explanation for him mistaking weather for climate?  Unless he’s just a shallow hack trying to keep the hoax money rolling in, of course.

The good folks at Ihatethemedia posted an ad to welcome Al to California:

click for full snarky goodness

The Gore puppets at Alliance for Climate Protection were outraged that the Wall Street Journal dared to point out that the climategate inquiries were whitewashes, and urged the public to suppress the press.  What’s wrong with their global warming hoax when just one newspaper article is so threatening?

If you look up the definition of chutzpah, there’s a picture of Al Gore.  ‘The politicization of science’ is bad, he says.  Gore must mean when anyone other than himself is doing it.

In Canada, the authoritarian hippie geneticist Suzuki managed to invoke religious imagery with a ‘sacred duty‘call to green arms before he forgot himself and wrote another one filled with invective against ‘deluded deniers’ again:

We use the term deniers deliberately. People who deny overwhelming scientific evidence without providing any compelling evidence of their own and who remain steadfast in their beliefs even as every argument they propose gets shot down do not demonstrate the intellectual rigour to be called skeptics.

Considering that his spittle-flecked attack is based on the three roundly-condemned whitewashes of climategate and an erroneous retraction from a UK paper, it’s difficult to imagine hippie Dave was able to spell ‘intellectual rigour’ without help.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Confusing the weather for climate might just about be forgivable for an over-promoted, under educated fool like Al Gore, but surely the inventor of the hockey stick graph should know better?  Apparently not.

Mann’s legal problems continue, despite the UVA circling the wagons.

Bill Nye thinks skeptics are irrational and that climategate is over.  Being called irrational is a step up from his previous accusation that to be skeptical was unpatriotic.  Is it just me, or does Nye look like Max Headroom’s dad?

Finally, we have a bunch of warmists who know how to sell the hoax.  A swimsuit edition.  Now we have caribou barbies we can all enjoy:

proof that global warming is good for you

Global warming causes earthquakes?  Add it to the list, or throw Hugh G. Campbell a clue.  Your choice.

Leo DiCaprio starred in Titanic, and made a movie about global warming because he wanted to cuddle up to Al Gore, but that was before Al turned out to be voraciously straight.  Celine Dion sang a song for Titanic.  Leo jetted halfway around the world to watch a soccer match and Celine drilled six new wells to fill her new pool.  Is the ‘climate crisis’ over?  Can we expect a press release?  So many questions, so many hypocrites.

If you woke this morning and took a pretend shower in pretend hot water, made pretend coffee in a pretend coffee-maker and drove to a pretend job in a pretend car, booted up your pretend laptop to read the pretend Internet, you’ll love Greenpeace’s new energy plan.  Unless you need any real power.

Dirty hippies make a mess in London.  Who knew that crazed ecotard lefty jobless hippies would care about their environment?

The IPCC has taken note of all the criticisms of cronyism, siege mentality and other bad behaviors exhibited by the motley CRU and has implemented a new vision of openness and transparency.  By telling scientists not to talk to media.

The WWF also decided that silence is golden, right after it threw the IPCC under the bus.

Hippies/ecotards/lefties/moonbats explained:  Facts don’t matter and they believe in what their friends tell them to believe:

I know many Left-wing people who don’t have a single conservative friend, and almost never hear a single conservative view expressed directly or on the radio, nor do they read a single dissenting opinion.

Yes, it is groupthink.

‘Weepy’ Bill McKibben is so concerned for Gaia’s health that he spent 295 days traveling last year.  At least one of those days was spent crying in a Danish church.  Wouldn’t the planet be better off if Bill didn’t care so much?

Prince Charles, the sire of the follicly challenged Prince William and step-dad to the Hewitt boy created another new initiative, the International Sustainability Unit, to promote sustainable development.  In March 2009, Chuckles warned we had 100 months to stop ‘climate change disaster’.  So why did he waste 15% of the planet’s remaining time before doing anything?

Chuckles wasn’t done there, he also took a jab at skeptics for believing ‘pseudo-science’.  This is a worry accusation, because Chuck’s an expert in pseudo sciences:

‘People have heard the climate sceptics and attempted to listen to the kind of pseudo science they are peddling. I have endlessly been accused of peddling pseudo science, for most of my life – just think about the strange irony.’

Yes, lets.

Proof that environmentalists are inept at gathering public support; the BP disaster is on the news 24/7, yet they cannot convert that momentum into support for the global warming hoax.

Ann Althouse has some hard advice for hippies that talk the talk, and that’s all:

4. Get up at sunrise. Don’t waste the natural light. Try never to turn on the electric lights in your house or workplace. Put compact fluorescent bulbs in all your light fixtures. The glow is so ugly that it will reduce the temptation to turn them on.

Read it all.

Scientists have an image problem, maybe pandering ads can help.  Much easier to advertise than apply any sort of standard to academic behavior, the sort of thing that might restore some faith in science, right?

More green jobs disappear.  And more tax-payer green disappears into one of the bright green hopes for the future:

…even if Solyndra is a good example of what the stimulus package can do, it might not be the kind of example Obama wants to publicize. Jim McTague of Barron’s noted over the weekend that, two months before Obama’s glowing speech, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a fear-filled note in its audit of the company, which has accumulated losses of $558 million in its five-year lifetime. The firm noted that Solyndra “has suffered recurring losses from operations, negative cash flows since inception and has a net stockholders’ deficit that, among other factors, raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”

Last week, hippies danced around in glee at an attack on Viscount Monckton.  Now the attacker has been forced to admit the truth, retract most of his accusations and generally grovel to avoid being sued out of existence.  What do the celebrating hippies have to say this week? Crickets… chirping.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Dr. Tim Ball has harsh words about the climategate whitewashes:

…reports provide no answers, no explanations and are only telling for what they did not ask or do and how they were manipulated. The blatant level of cover up is frightening. These are acts by people who believe they are unaccountable because they have carried out the greatest scam in history with impunity. The degree of cover up in both cases is an arrogant in-your-face statement that we are the power and are not answerable to anyone.

The Dept. of Energy was caught using soon to be outlawed incandescent bulbs instead of state-approved mercury bombs.  Inconvenient truth, do as you’re told, not as we do.

NOAA forecasts drastic cooling, but it took someone else to point it out to them.

Another unintended consequence of green activism, more power generation that is supposed to be green but makes matters worse than if they did nothing at all:

Among other complaints, opponents of biomass power — which, depending on the location, involves burning organic matter like plants and trees to generate electricity — say the incentives would create a rapacious industry driven to gobble up forests that would have absorbed more carbon dioxide if they’d simply been left alone.

The climategate panel are perverts.   Or something.

One thing is certain, the reviewers of the motley CRU forgot some pretty important clues.

Australia dodges the ETS bullet for at least three more years.  The government probably hopes that the global warming hoax will be all but forgotten before 2013.

How green red tape killed a family business.

Belgians are liquefying the dead, which has one blogger upset. It’s people!

Wise words from David Bellamy:

“if we took all of the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, the temperature might fall by about 1.0C, but we wouldn’t be here to worry, because there would be no green plants to feed us.”

and before any hippie says no-one is suggesting such a thing… yes, they are.

Climate policy, a greenhouse protection racket:

“Pretty nice company you got deah, shame if sumpin’ bad waz to happen to it. Everybody needs protection. You need protection. It’s called Kerry-Lieberman.” Note the familiar pattern. The politicians and activists pushing cap-and-trade as protection from the EPA and the trial lawyers include the same folks who sued the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases in the first place

Science is supposed to be able to tell us all about the climate and what to do about it.  But if science cannot even age the planet accurately, how can we trust that they’re right about global warming?  Right, we can’t.

Green jobs you can believe in, but no-one wants.

The electric car, doomed.  By an auto-industry insider.

Adults use children to scare other children about global warming.  At what point does filling a kid’s mind with nonsense become acceptable?

Deconstructing the notion of renewable energy, a must-read:

Green energies such as wind, wave, solar electric, hydroelectric, and solar thermal, biofuel, etc. all have one thing in common.  They are all forms of solar power.  It takes energy from the sun to drive wind, wave and create plant fuels.  Another form of solar power is oil and coal, they are a form of very inefficiently stored solar energy from millions of years ago. Nuclear fission is also a form of solar if you take it back to the stars believed to have created the heavy elements used in the fission process.  However, both fossil fuels and Nuclear used energy from stars which has been stored in relatively convenient packages for release by the right equipment at a moments notice.  I call the other forms of energy stored solar, whereas instant solar, which is now being incorrectly called renewable energy, trickles in at a low density per unit area which requires the construction of massive area consuming collection zones.

Wind turbines explode, can we expect a moratorium on wind?  Insert your own giggling schoolboy type ‘wind’ joke here.

The EPA goes after power generation, it won’t be long before America is living in the dark.

Fabulous green on green action this week as ecocidal California takes on Fannie and Freddie.  Can’t they all lose?

Ontario snuck a stealth tax onto products sold in the province and your humble correspondent managed to dig up inconvenient facts about the shady truth get readers all riled up.

Part Four: AGW in the News

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants the climate bill dead.  How dead? Deader than a cute seal pup in Springtime, that’s how.

The streets of New York are heating up, but its not what you think.

Global cooling is coming, and its not the kind caused by New York shops.  See what I did there?

The DOE has ten ways to burn taxpayer money trying to ‘capture’ carbon.  You know, how about catching Bin Laden first?

A warmist blogger at the NRDC bemoans that the media no longer falls into line lockstep behind the climate hoax.   Wait, is that a whaaaambulance I can hear?

UK Labour MP Graham Stringer wants a do-over of the Muir Russell report, calling it ‘inadequate’.

Many people in Canada believe that Toronto is full of it, and they’re right!

Food packagers are lying to hipsters and hippies about where their organic food comes from.  Question, does it matter?:

..

The Economist, a pro-warmist magazine has hard words for scientists post-climategate, and then gets into a wee bit of trouble for doctoring a cover shot.

Another warmist rag, Newsweek, suggests that green is no longer a sure fire vote winner.  Which means that green is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet.

If global warming opened up the Northwest Passage, it will still be cold and lonely up there.

chilly up north, still

The UN’s new scare du jour, biodiversity is already catching on with some corporations.  Who said innovation is dead, when it comes to pandering to a duped public, it’s alive and well:

…data compiled by Forest Trends and Ecosystem Marketplace, … projected that the market for agricultural products certified as posing no threat to biodiversity would be worth $210 billion by 2020, compared with $40 billion in 2008.

Tax on taxes in Ontario, what could possibly go wrong?  Paying for plastic to avoid food poisoning, because green is good for you!

GE finds a new rich vein of taxpayer money to mine.  That sound you hear is Jack Welch screaming in the distance.

The Vancouver Sun asks American consumers where they think energy comes from.  Which highlights the problem perfectly, no one thinks about this anymore, until its almost too late.

Now that Gordon Brown is out of power, a despicable hypocrite decides its safe to pretend that he ‘knew’ the Copenhagen meeting was doomed.

Google Earth and climate doom.  There’s an app for that.

Global warming blinds a satellite.  Oh, wait, that was the awesome power of the cosmos.

Uh oh.  Seas are rising, fish are dying, seabirds are threatened.  Someone needs a study funded:

According to the annual report for the Government by almost 100 scientists from 40 leading UK organisations, some fish moved northwards by between 50km to 400km (30-250 miles) over the past 30 years, with coldwater species such as monkfish moving furthest.  Plankton, which underpin the marine food chain, are also shifting, according to the review of what is happening to our seas and potential future impacts of climate change.  The study said global warming contributed to a 9% decline in the number of seabirds breeding in the UK between 2000 and 2008 and a drop in breeding success.

The authors of the study, the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership include such trusted sources as the WWF and the motley CRU.  Follow the money, it never fails to complete the picture.

[ad#insert-large]

Part Five: Global Hottie

Ontario born Sarah Chalke is in something called Scrubs.  Don’t ask me what that is, I don’t know, but it clearly has its charms.

click to Chalke one up, arf arf

Thanks for reading.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, July 15 2010

Hippie Dave gets mad at skeptics again, the IPCC gags scientists for their own good and Ontarians are rising up against a new eco-fee stealth tax.

These and 100+ more stories hippies don’t want you to read, plus an Ontario hottie, just because.

Some housekeeping notes, the round-up no longer features links to the UK’s The Times or Sunday Times since they have hidden everything behind a paywall.  Where possible, relevant stories are linked via alternative sources.  For links to global warming hoax stories throughout the week, follow The Daily Bayonet on Twitter, because a whole week is just too long to wait for good snark.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

The halo is slipping as more news of bad behavior by the self-appointed Goreacle comes to light:

A journalistic colleague I had no reason to doubt told anyone who would listen that Vice President Al Gore had tried to stick his tongue down her throat out of nowhere at a New Year’s Eve party in the mid-’90s, when all she’d been expecting was a friendly peck.

That story is just one, as Gore’s reputation (and credibility) slide into the negatives stories like that will give Al all the global warming he can take.

The stress of a pending legal problem seems to have affected Al, surely that can be the only explanation for him mistaking weather for climate?  Unless he’s just a shallow hack trying to keep the hoax money rolling in, of course.

The good folks at Ihatethemedia posted an ad to welcome Al to California:

click for full snarky goodness

The Gore puppets at Alliance for Climate Protection were outraged that the Wall Street Journal dared to point out that the climategate inquiries were whitewashes, and urged the public to suppress the press.  What’s wrong with their global warming hoax when just one newspaper article is so threatening?

If you look up the definition of chutzpah, there’s a picture of Al Gore.  ‘The politicization of science’ is bad, he says.  Gore must mean when anyone other than himself is doing it.

In Canada, the authoritarian hippie geneticist Suzuki managed to invoke religious imagery with a ‘sacred duty‘call to green arms before he forgot himself and wrote another one filled with invective against ‘deluded deniers’ again:

We use the term deniers deliberately. People who deny overwhelming scientific evidence without providing any compelling evidence of their own and who remain steadfast in their beliefs even as every argument they propose gets shot down do not demonstrate the intellectual rigour to be called skeptics.

Considering that his spittle-flecked attack is based on the three roundly-condemned whitewashes of climategate and an erroneous retraction from a UK paper, it’s difficult to imagine hippie Dave was able to spell ‘intellectual rigour’ without help.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Confusing the weather for climate might just about be forgivable for an over-promoted, under educated fool like Al Gore, but surely the inventor of the hockey stick graph should know better?  Apparently not.

Mann’s legal problems continue, despite the UVA circling the wagons.

Bill Nye thinks skeptics are irrational and that climategate is over.  Being called irrational is a step up from his previous accusation that to be skeptical was unpatriotic.  Is it just me, or does Nye look like Max Headroom’s dad?

Finally, we have a bunch of warmists who know how to sell the hoax.  A swimsuit edition.  Now we have caribou barbies we can all enjoy:

proof that global warming is good for you

Global warming causes earthquakes?  Add it to the list, or throw Hugh G. Campbell a clue.  Your choice.

Leo DiCaprio starred in Titanic, and made a movie about global warming because he wanted to cuddle up to Al Gore, but that was before Al turned out to be voraciously straight.  Celine Dion sang a song for Titanic.  Leo jetted halfway around the world to watch a soccer match and Celine drilled six new wells to fill her new pool.  Is the ‘climate crisis’ over?  Can we expect a press release?  So many questions, so many hypocrites.

If you woke this morning and took a pretend shower in pretend hot water, made pretend coffee in a pretend coffee-maker and drove to a pretend job in a pretend car, booted up your pretend laptop to read the pretend Internet, you’ll love Greenpeace’s new energy plan.  Unless you need any real power.

Dirty hippies make a mess in London.  Who knew that crazed ecotard lefty jobless hippies would care about their environment?

The IPCC has taken note of all the criticisms of cronyism, siege mentality and other bad behaviors exhibited by the motley CRU and has implemented a new vision of openness and transparency.  By telling scientists not to talk to media.

The WWF also decided that silence is golden, right after it threw the IPCC under the bus.

Hippies/ecotards/lefties/moonbats explained:  Facts don’t matter and they believe in what their friends tell them to believe:

I know many Left-wing people who don’t have a single conservative friend, and almost never hear a single conservative view expressed directly or on the radio, nor do they read a single dissenting opinion.

Yes, it is groupthink.

‘Weepy’ Bill McKibben is so concerned for Gaia’s health that he spent 295 days traveling last year.  At least one of those days was spent crying in a Danish church.  Wouldn’t the planet be better off if Bill didn’t care so much?

Prince Charles, the sire of the follicly challenged Prince William and step-dad to the Hewitt boy created another new initiative, the International Sustainability Unit, to promote sustainable development.  In March 2009, Chuckles warned we had 100 months to stop ‘climate change disaster’.  So why did he waste 15% of the planet’s remaining time before doing anything?

Chuckles wasn’t done there, he also took a jab at skeptics for believing ‘pseudo-science’.  This is a worry accusation, because Chuck’s an expert in pseudo sciences:

‘People have heard the climate sceptics and attempted to listen to the kind of pseudo science they are peddling. I have endlessly been accused of peddling pseudo science, for most of my life – just think about the strange irony.’

Yes, lets.

Proof that environmentalists are inept at gathering public support; the BP disaster is on the news 24/7, yet they cannot convert that momentum into support for the global warming hoax.

Ann Althouse has some hard advice for hippies that talk the talk, and that’s all:

4. Get up at sunrise. Don’t waste the natural light. Try never to turn on the electric lights in your house or workplace. Put compact fluorescent bulbs in all your light fixtures. The glow is so ugly that it will reduce the temptation to turn them on.

Read it all.

Scientists have an image problem, maybe pandering ads can help.  Much easier to advertise than apply any sort of standard to academic behavior, the sort of thing that might restore some faith in science, right?

More green jobs disappear.  And more tax-payer green disappears into one of the bright green hopes for the future:

…even if Solyndra is a good example of what the stimulus package can do, it might not be the kind of example Obama wants to publicize. Jim McTague of Barron’s noted over the weekend that, two months before Obama’s glowing speech, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a fear-filled note in its audit of the company, which has accumulated losses of $558 million in its five-year lifetime. The firm noted that Solyndra “has suffered recurring losses from operations, negative cash flows since inception and has a net stockholders’ deficit that, among other factors, raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”

Last week, hippies danced around in glee at an attack on Viscount Monckton.  Now the attacker has been forced to admit the truth, retract most of his accusations and generally grovel to avoid being sued out of existence.  What do the celebrating hippies have to say this week? Crickets… chirping.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Dr. Tim Ball has harsh words about the climategate whitewashes:

…reports provide no answers, no explanations and are only telling for what they did not ask or do and how they were manipulated. The blatant level of cover up is frightening. These are acts by people who believe they are unaccountable because they have carried out the greatest scam in history with impunity. The degree of cover up in both cases is an arrogant in-your-face statement that we are the power and are not answerable to anyone.

The Dept. of Energy was caught using soon to be outlawed incandescent bulbs instead of state-approved mercury bombs.  Inconvenient truth, do as you’re told, not as we do.

NOAA forecasts drastic cooling, but it took someone else to point it out to them.

Another unintended consequence of green activism, more power generation that is supposed to be green but makes matters worse than if they did nothing at all:

Among other complaints, opponents of biomass power — which, depending on the location, involves burning organic matter like plants and trees to generate electricity — say the incentives would create a rapacious industry driven to gobble up forests that would have absorbed more carbon dioxide if they’d simply been left alone.

The climategate panel are perverts.   Or something.

One thing is certain, the reviewers of the motley CRU forgot some pretty important clues.

Australia dodges the ETS bullet for at least three more years.  The government probably hopes that the global warming hoax will be all but forgotten before 2013.

How green red tape killed a family business.

Belgians are liquefying the dead, which has one blogger upset. It’s people!

Wise words from David Bellamy:

“if we took all of the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, the temperature might fall by about 1.0C, but we wouldn’t be here to worry, because there would be no green plants to feed us.”

and before any hippie says no-one is suggesting such a thing… yes, they are.

Climate policy, a greenhouse protection racket:

“Pretty nice company you got deah, shame if sumpin’ bad waz to happen to it. Everybody needs protection. You need protection. It’s called Kerry-Lieberman.” Note the familiar pattern. The politicians and activists pushing cap-and-trade as protection from the EPA and the trial lawyers include the same folks who sued the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases in the first place

Science is supposed to be able to tell us all about the climate and what to do about it.  But if science cannot even age the planet accurately, how can we trust that they’re right about global warming?  Right, we can’t.

Green jobs you can believe in, but no-one wants.

The electric car, doomed.  By an auto-industry insider.

Adults use children to scare other children about global warming.  At what point does filling a kid’s mind with nonsense become acceptable?

Deconstructing the notion of renewable energy, a must-read:

Green energies such as wind, wave, solar electric, hydroelectric, and solar thermal, biofuel, etc. all have one thing in common.  They are all forms of solar power.  It takes energy from the sun to drive wind, wave and create plant fuels.  Another form of solar power is oil and coal, they are a form of very inefficiently stored solar energy from millions of years ago. Nuclear fission is also a form of solar if you take it back to the stars believed to have created the heavy elements used in the fission process.  However, both fossil fuels and Nuclear used energy from stars which has been stored in relatively convenient packages for release by the right equipment at a moments notice.  I call the other forms of energy stored solar, whereas instant solar, which is now being incorrectly called renewable energy, trickles in at a low density per unit area which requires the construction of massive area consuming collection zones.

Wind turbines explode, can we expect a moratorium on wind?  Insert your own giggling schoolboy type ‘wind’ joke here.

The EPA goes after power generation, it won’t be long before America is living in the dark.

Fabulous green on green action this week as ecocidal California takes on Fannie and Freddie.  Can’t they all lose?

Ontario snuck a stealth tax onto products sold in the province and your humble correspondent managed to dig up inconvenient facts about the shady truth get readers all riled up.

Part Four: AGW in the News

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants the climate bill dead.  How dead? Deader than a cute seal pup in Springtime, that’s how.

The streets of New York are heating up, but its not what you think.

Global cooling is coming, and its not the kind caused by New York shops.  See what I did there?

The DOE has ten ways to burn taxpayer money trying to ‘capture’ carbon.  You know, how about catching Bin Laden first?

A warmist blogger at the NRDC bemoans that the media no longer falls into line lockstep behind the climate hoax.   Wait, is that a whaaaambulance I can hear?

UK Labour MP Graham Stringer wants a do-over of the Muir Russell report, calling it ‘inadequate’.

Many people in Canada believe that Toronto is full of it, and they’re right!

Food packagers are lying to hipsters and hippies about where their organic food comes from.  Question, does it matter?:

..

The Economist, a pro-warmist magazine has hard words for scientists post-climategate, and then gets into a wee bit of trouble for doctoring a cover shot.

Another warmist rag, Newsweek, suggests that green is no longer a sure fire vote winner.  Which means that green is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet.

If global warming opened up the Northwest Passage, it will still be cold and lonely up there.

chilly up north, still

The UN’s new scare du jour, biodiversity is already catching on with some corporations.  Who said innovation is dead, when it comes to pandering to a duped public, it’s alive and well:

…data compiled by Forest Trends and Ecosystem Marketplace, … projected that the market for agricultural products certified as posing no threat to biodiversity would be worth $210 billion by 2020, compared with $40 billion in 2008.

Tax on taxes in Ontario, what could possibly go wrong?  Paying for plastic to avoid food poisoning, because green is good for you!

GE finds a new rich vein of taxpayer money to mine.  That sound you hear is Jack Welch screaming in the distance.

The Vancouver Sun asks American consumers where they think energy comes from.  Which highlights the problem perfectly, no one thinks about this anymore, until its almost too late.

Now that Gordon Brown is out of power, a despicable hypocrite decides its safe to pretend that he ‘knew’ the Copenhagen meeting was doomed.

Google Earth and climate doom.  There’s an app for that.

Global warming blinds a satellite.  Oh, wait, that was the awesome power of the cosmos.

Uh oh.  Seas are rising, fish are dying, seabirds are threatened.  Someone needs a study funded:

According to the annual report for the Government by almost 100 scientists from 40 leading UK organisations, some fish moved northwards by between 50km to 400km (30-250 miles) over the past 30 years, with coldwater species such as monkfish moving furthest.  Plankton, which underpin the marine food chain, are also shifting, according to the review of what is happening to our seas and potential future impacts of climate change.  The study said global warming contributed to a 9% decline in the number of seabirds breeding in the UK between 2000 and 2008 and a drop in breeding success.

The authors of the study, the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership include such trusted sources as the WWF and the motley CRU.  Follow the money, it never fails to complete the picture.

[ad#insert-large]

Part Five: Global Hottie

Ontario born Sarah Chalke is in something called Scrubs.  Don’t ask me what that is, I don’t know, but it clearly has its charms.

click to Chalke one up, arf arf

Thanks for reading.

Zero Emissions

A ridiculous quote from warmist Ken Caldeira was highlighted in  a post by Tom Nelson this week:

…there was a good quote from Ken Caldeira, do you know who he is? He was a speaker at SPUR, and I was curious about him. He’s from Stanford, he said ‘I think we need to more or less make it illegal to produce devices that emit CO2 into the atmosphere. Our target should be zero emissions.

The question is only when will Caldeira insist that congress pass a law that will make babies illegal.  Those dangerous pink bundles of CO2 emitting, methane-spewing humanity cunningly disguised as cute little humans are really tiny planet killers if you take Caldeira at his word.

He wants zero emissions, which means no people.  Or volcanoes, or oceans, or plants, or wildlife… maybe Caldeira should just move to the moon and leave the rest of us here to enjoy life with reduced moonbat emissions.

the perfect tie-dyed home for lunatics

CO2, a trace gas essential for life on this planet, and ecotards think it’s pollution.  It’s almost too easy.

[ad#insert-large]

Round-up tomorrow.

Bedbugs and Global Warming

Maria Rodale asks in her Huffington Post column if there is a connection between global warming and bedbugs.

Chances are, she’s not going to like the answer, because the only connection between bedbugs and global warming is the radical green movement.  The rise in bedbugs can be attributed in large part to Carol Browner, President Obama’s current climate czar.  Back when Ms. Browner was the head of the EPA under Bill Clinton, she banned the use of Dursban, a chemical treatment sprayed on mattresses to prevent bedbugs.

After the EPA ban went into effect it turned out that Dursban had been the victim of a junk science hit job.  The conclusion of the court when Dow chemical sued is damning:

“The Court wishes to emphasize that it has found wanting the methodology of both Drs. Sherman and Kilburn on various points. From their deposition testimony it is clear that appropriate dose response considerations were not undertaken by either. It is clear that they both rely to an inappropriate degree on a temporal relationship between an unquantified exposure and claimed but unverified symptomatology. It is clear that neither appropriately reviewed pre-exposure medical records. It is clear that neither appropriately differentially diagnoses the Goebs claimed conditions to exclude other potential operative medical, psychological or psychiatric causes. It is clear that neither gives consideration to the no observable effect level (NOEL) concept widely recognized in the field of toxicology. It is clear that the methodology of neither is generally recognized in the relevant medical and scientific communities or by a significant minority of the relevant communities. It is further the case that the methodology of neither is scientifically valid in this Court’s view.”

Global warming has nothing to do with bedbugs, if Ms. Rodale gets bitten in the night, she can email Carol Browner and thank her.

See also this post.

Population Bombers

Population fetishists love to complain that the planet is over-crowded and we should do something about it, like perhaps letting self-important ecotards regulate how many kids to have.

The usual target of the ‘overpopulation bombers’ isn’t developed nations, but Africa and other poor countries, because to these elitists, the poor are the problem.  Don’t take my word for it, here’s patron of the Optimum Population Trust, Dr Norman Myers:

Because of their [Madagascans] poverty, as well as their large, quickly increasing human numbers, they do not have the capacity to practice what we call intensive agriculture. So what do they do? They pick up their machetes and matchboxes and head into the only unoccupied land available–the tropical forest. That is why the forests are being burned down. Too many people with too little income. Too much poverty. The two are inextricably linked.

Altogether on Earth, the number of people trying to live off an income of less than $1 a day is, believe it or not, 1.2 billion. That is about 1 person in 4. This number and the proportion is growing. The poor are causing incredible environmental damage. They are burning down the forests, they are desertifying the savannahs and they are cultivating steep slopes which causes enormous soil erosion. They are doing the most environmental damage in the tropics. And it is in the tropics where most species exist.

Dr. Myers suggests that trees and ‘species’ trump the needs of poor people.  Some have a problem with the ethics of that opinion.

What is sick about optimum populationists isn’t that they see a problem like hunger or poverty but instead of constructively looking for ways to alleviate the problem, their solution is just fewer people.  Especially poor ones.  Jeremy Irons is even threatening to make a film about over population.

But now we might be saved from such small-minded thinking, as the global population seems to be taking care of itself:

the population bomb that I remembering being scared by forty years ago as a schoolkid is being defused fast.  Back then, most women round the world had five or six children.  Today’s women have just half as many as their mothers – an average of 2.6.  Not just in the rich world, but almost everywhere. This is getting close to the long-term replacement level which, allowing for girls who don’t make it to adulthood, is around 2.3.   Women are doing cutting their family sizes not because governments tell them to, but for their own good, the good of their families — and, if it helps the planet too, then so much the better.

This is a stunning change in just one generation.  Why don’t we hear more about it?  Because it doesn’t fit the doomsday agenda.

If this isn’t good enough news for the OPT crew, then I’ll repeat my invitation to Mr. Porritt and his friends.  After you, please.

[ad#insert-large]