UPDATE: Welcome Texans! I’m not sure what all you Houston Chronicle readers are doing here, but I’ve heard it’s a bad idea to mess with Texas, so make yourselves at home. Unless you’re a hippy, of course.
This is the last Weekly Round-Up of 2008; next Thursday is Christmas Day so instead of reading the Internet and making snarky remarks about deranged greens and dirty hippies I’ll be enjoying the tender flesh of a ritually sacrificed turkey, and so should you.
I’d like to thank all the readers and fellow bloggers that have helped to make the Weekly Round-Up the runaway success it has become this year, I’ve had huge fun writing these each week and I hope you get a few giggles along the way as you read all the reasons why global warming is a crock. For my dirty hippy reader(s), happy Festivus/winter solstice and good luck finding a 16 year old virgin for whatever weird mushroom-trance induced rituals you guys get up to.
So, with many apologies to Sinatra. My friends, the time has come to face the final round-up (of the year)…
“…the bogeyman is simply a man in a suit trying to satisfy his
shareholders, make a profit, and cosy up to federal politicians so he
can continue doing his work without having to answer to his
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers and Propagandists
Alarmists like nothing better than another species doomed by global warming. This week’s special is on jumbo squid. Add them to the list.
Here is a new fact-filled, coldly scientific video from the alarmists that in no way tugs at heartstrings or plays emotional blackmail. My favorite animal hari-kari is the bear, I love the way it just flumps off the massive but almost certainly melting iceberg. What’s your favorite, and where were the lemmings? Poor lemmings started the whole thing off and now get no credit.
People love polar bears so much they want to be bears. This mass insanity was to raise awareness of global warming, because apparently these fools think no one has heard of it. How morons jumping into a freezing lake will fix a ‘lack of awareness’ was not immediately apparent.
Here is the perfect gift for the green in your life, the carbon cilice. Attach it to your green of choice, run around turning all the lights on and delight in the howls. Fun for the whole family.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
Remember that the oceans are going to rise and destroy us all? Not happening.
Alarmists use the polar bear as their icon of choice to guilt stupid people into falling for their nefarious hoax. Fortunately for the bears, and
inconveniently for the alarmists, the scare is just a big goose egg.
The global warming hoax was and is intended to wreck the economies of
the U.S. and other developed, western nations. It’s proposed “carbon
taxes” and “cap-and-trade” programs have NOTHING to do with the actual
climate or weather.
Here is a phenomena that has a far better chance of killing the planet than made-up global warming – great big holes in the Earth’s magnetic field. Al Gore will soon realize his climate crisis is failing and will re-tool his empire to make powerful fridge magnets to offset this threat. Count on it.
CNN ran its alarmist Planet in Peril series, and no one watched.
I mentioned it is Christmas next week, right? Elf is a Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell and our hottie this week. She played a store elf and the love interest to Ferrell’s real elf. Also, she’s another spottie (space hottie) who played Trillian in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Here then is your weekly hottie, with a bonus picture because it’s Christmas. Say hello to Zooey Deschanel.
That’s all for this week. The GWHWRU will return January 2nd, until then enjoy a Happy Christmas.
It had to happen sooner or later, a scandal so large that even the Obama-media couldn't ignore it. The man at the centre of the hurricane is Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, but Obama's problem are the questions about how close he was to the Governor. His first reaction was that there was no contact between the Governor and Obama or any of his people with regard to the Senate replacement, but now it seems that was a nuance lie and that Obama Chief of Staff pick Rahm Emmanuel was up to his neck in the process.
Joe Scarborough takes some media figures to task in the clip below about why the public knows every small detail about Sarah Palin and yet nothing at all about Obama's connections to Blagojevich. Apparently the answer is instinct (near the end of the clip). I know something stinks, but it ain't instinct.
Who knew that we'd get the first scandal before the messiah even got to Inauguration? Perhaps there is more to come yet, Rezko may have more to add. Reason calls the 48 hour delay in getting a reaction from Obama his 'My Pet Goat' moment. Heh.
As I wandered the malls this past weekend, it was impossible not to notice the the desperate gleam in each sales clerk's eyes as I wandered into their store. Several times I thought a fight might break out when I actually asked to look at something, I guess commissions are thin on the ground too. Times are tough for retailers and manufacturers, which makes me reflect that now is a better time than ever to exercise my consumer power.
Long time readers will know that I've cut off certain brands for prior crimes against customers; Sony is cut-off for selling me over-priced garbage that failed days after the warranty expired and Air Canada was cut off for stealing my Aeroplan points away (a decision that so far has cost them over $5,000 in lost fares, heh). More recently EA Games has been boycotted for selling products come with the much hated DRM copy-protection and simply refuse to work. So far I have refused to purchase three of EA's recent releases, titles that I would usually pick up without a thought. There goes $200 that EA will never see, and I've only just started with them.
Sony and Air Canada will never see another dollar from me, and it might be necessary to add Ford, GM and Chrysler to the blacklist. If the Big 3 firms continue to attempt to blackmail the provincial and federal governments for tax-payer cash, they must accept that the only way they will get my money by extortion; I'll not buy their sub-standard products again. I will instead give my consumer cash to companies that don't hold a gun to the head demanding access to the public purse just to 'save' union jobs when even the UAW won't lift a finger to save themselves.
I drive a Ford SUV currently, and have owned several Chrysler's, one Chevy and some GM Vauxhalls when I was still a Brit. The wife drives a fine piece of German crafted vehicle and I don't think she'd ever agree to regress to a Big 3 brand, so it's just my choices I'm discussing. I usually buy a new vehicle every 3 to 4 years, so looking forward I have the consumer power to decide how to spend cash for between 8 and 10 new vehicles if my body and cash last long enough.
I'm in the habit of writing to Sony each time I make an electronics purchase, including a picture of my shiny new toy in situ, just so they can see what they missed out on. I often send Air Canada a postcard from my destinations, informing them which alternative airline I used to arrive there, so that they can keep track of what one dumb decision cost them. I can see that it might be necessary to start sending pictures of new cars to whichever Big 3 brands still exist the next time I buy a new vehicle. I know, I'm petty and vengeful, but it's fun; you should try it.
Let’s start off this weeks round-up by offering hearty congratulations to fellow denier Skeptics Global Warming on his one-year blogoversary. It’s not easy being green, and it’s a lot harder being skeptical, so kudos on a milestone passed.
This weeks round up is fully loaded with linkiliciousness, and our global hottie is a returning favorite, so grab your beverage of choice and settle in for your weekly infotainment on the global warming hoax.
You may or may not be aware that Al Gore has made a fortune from his global warming crisis, and he might need all of it if this lawsuit goes anywhere. I’m not a huge fan of litigation, but I’ll make an exception for this case.
Do you like Christmas? Then you’re a climate criminal and must be re-educated; read this list immediately:
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Bad news, global warming causes erosion, not waves, rivers, wind, freeze-thaw action or glaciers. Either that or Plum Island resident Robert Slepoy is complete idiot. Betcha can’t guess which way I’m leaning.
Green Inc. has a handy list of electronic gadgets for the green eco-moron in your life. Of course, none of these items are in any way really green, so instead I recommend you buy them carbon offsets from yourself. It’s easy, next time they want to take you shopping, just say no – your not going offsets their trip and you get out of having to shop. Epic win.
The US military is an organization high on my list of things not to be messed with, right up there with spiders and cooking with tofu. So imagine how upset the alarmists are that the US military is skeptical about global warming.
You may remember the Missy Higgins story in Part Two; also mentioned in that story was perennial denier favorite Scarlett Johansson, giving me ample excuse in making her our global hottie yet again. I know one little birthday skeptic that’s going to be happy.
That’s all folks, have a safe weekend and thanks for reading.
Only eight remarkable days after Iggy and Rae stood side by side with Stephane Dion and declared that he was the man to lead a coup coalition in Canada, Dion is gone and Rae has read the writing on the wall and decided to bow out with some grace.
From what little I know of Michael Ignatieff’s preferences for his party, I think the nascent and deeply loathed coalition is doomed; which makes me want to make a prediction: that Bob Rae will cross the floor and join the NDP where he will try to wrest control of that bunch of union-loving commies from bobble-head Jack and turn it into a viable alternative party. Rae understands that the Liberals might be doomed, even under Iggy. They have been reduced to only 77 MP’s, they have a mountain of debt and very little credibility after the nutty professor’s tenure. Add to that toxic mix a tough vote in January that might result in another election and Bob Rae’s reasons for jumping ship for a fresh playground look better than ever with each passing day.