Bayonetism

It’s like Reaganism, but without the cool.

If I ruled the world (the Canadian bit anyway), here’s ten things I’d get done in 2010, in no particular order.  The list is for Canada, but I’m guessing most of my anglosphere readers can find something to like, or hate, here.

1. Make all lawyers ineligible to hold any elected office.  Nothing personal, lawyers, but your role should be no more than hired policy advisors, you make lousy leaders.

2. Introduce term limits for every elected office, with a 10 year maximum at the trough.  What’s not to like?

3. Candidates for leadership positions must not just be born in their country, but must also have lived in it.  This isn’t getting a birther vibe from Obama, but of the last two Liberal leaders, one was French and the other lived in the US for over 30 years before returning to Canada to try and run it.

4. Non-Governmental Organizations receive no tax-payer funds, ever.  It’s the ‘Non’ part of being an NGO, see?  If you don’t like it, go hug a tree.

5. No public funds for political parties.  Raise cash or die, it’s what happens in the private sector.

6. Separatist parties declared illegal.  If you’re in Quebec, you’re part of Canada.  Live with it, because you lack the courage to actually secede and the rest of us are tired of the whining.

7. Free speech is a non-negotiable right, even if it offends you.  Toughen up, buttercup.

8. Flat taxes.  If you make under $20,000 a year, you pay no tax.  If you’re under 21, you pay no tax.  Everyone else pays 10% of gross income or net profit.  There are no allowances, no loopholes, no wiggle-room.  There’s your tax code, now we can worry about ‘repurposing’ all the accountants, lawyers and tax employees to do something useful.

9. No broadcaster receives public money, ever.  Buh bye, CBC.

10. Voting becomes mandatory.  Controversial, sure, but Australia makes it work and you can spoil your ballot if you don’t like the options.  The current erosion of the voter base does no-one any good, and let’s face it, if Canadians can be forced to pay for shopping bags and forbidden to  idle their vehicles more than 2 minutes in mid-winter, I figure they’re up for being told they have to vote, too.

There you have it.  Now go and enjoy a safe New Year’s Eve and wake up tomorrow glad that I’m not in charge of anything.

Normal service resumes next week, including 2010’s first Round-Up.

Climategate Round-Up #9

How better to spend the dog days between Christmas and New Year than to catch up on your favorite climate conspiracy.  Grab another eggnog and a mince pie, I have a mini-linkapalooza for you.

If you missed them, Climategate Round-Ups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

The Leak/Hack

Thou Shalt Not Delete.  So sayeth the Department of the Environment, in lawyer speak.  The notice is too late for the very absent Phil Jones, who has received a few bucks from the DoE, but also has been careless with data.  Oops.

The Russki’s point a finger at CRU and accuses them of manipulating data to show more warming.  Ouch, da?

More on the Russian accusations:

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. …The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

The HadCRUT database includes specific stations providing incomplete data and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations facilitating uninterrupted observations. …

Global warming believers react to the Russian accusation, by attempting to discredit the accusers instead of questioning their faith.

The revelations aren’t over yet, there’s more gold in them thar emails.

Climategate Inconvenient Emails/Data

Climategate brought very inconvenient science to light, and the neo-deniers try to explain away their deceit and corruption with terms like ‘noise’.  Here’s a post that takes the ‘noise’ excuse and shoves it where the Sun don’t shine.  Take that, alarmists.

How bad was the CRU code and programming?  Let’s ask a professional:

..

Jo Nova charts the 30 years it took to manufacture Climategate.  If you look at nothing else, check out her chart, it’s a work of art.

Climate scientists, or common thugs and bullies?  You decide.

Climategate in the Media

The Tyee bemoans the inept response of the ‘scientific’ community to Climategate.  Can’t say why they’re upset, the PR response is about as coherent as the science, so at least the global warming alchemists are consistent in their incompentence.

Will Heaven, the appropriately named Telegraph writer on Catholicism and religion (I kid you not) met Delingpole face to face.  Poor Will still can’t understand why the world’s newest religion is falling apart.

The ripples of the Climategate fallout have reaches the doorstep of railway engineer Rajendra Pachaury, and the laundry list of his conflicts of interest makes Al Gore look like a rank amateur.  Monckton piles on. Pachauri calls it a ‘pack of lies’, but that won’t save him when the UN starts looking for a scapegoat.

Pachauri celebrates China's surrender, or something
Pachauri celebrates China's surrender. Or something.

When polls attack.  Even loaded questions from alarmist organizations fail to hide the fact that fewer people than ever believe the carbon scaremongers hoax.

Hippie Heads Exploding

One of the IPCC authors turns on his own, and blows the lid off how IPCC reports are put together.

The second problem is that the technical publication is not completed by the time the IPCC reports. Instead, it produces a Summary for Policy Makers. Writing the s ummary involves the co-ordinators, the reviewers and the IPCC functionaries as before, and also various chairmen.   The summary goes out in a blaze of publicity, but there is no means of checking whether it represents what the scientists actually said, because the scientific report isn’t published for another four months or more. In the Fourth Assessment, the summary was quietly replaced several months after it was first published because some scientists who were involved complained of misrepresentation.

The New Scientist decides that enough is enough, it’s time to hit back against Climategate.  But instead of trying to answer the growing list of questions raised by the CRU leak, NS just tries to discredit skeptics with tired old arguments.  That rushing sound you hear is the NS haemorrhaging subscribers, read the comments.

Uh Oh, dirty rotten hippie scoundrels are discovering that the burden of proof has suddenly reversed polarities:

You can feel that most crucial of propaganda processes happening with Climategate: the reversing of the burden of proof. Unfair to all the fraud detectives (Watts, McIntyre, and the rest of them, including Monkton himself) though it undoubtedly was, those noble toilers, until the Climategate revelations erupted, had to prove everything, in defiance of the default position. Their every tiny blemish was jumped upon. Their major claims were ignored. Now the default position is slowly mutating into: It’s all made-up nonsense. And the burden of proof is shifting onto the shoulders of all those who want to go on believing in such ever more discredited alarmism.

The wikipedia global warmist-in-chief William Connolley has been working overtime to hide the effects of the ‘hide the decline’ fallout, but has his activism finally caught up with him?

Climategate Hottie

In Soviet Union, not everything is gray and cold.  CRU might feel like to manipulate Russian data, but smarter skeptics prefer to admire the statistics of Russians like Anna Kournikova, da?

Thanks for reading.

Monckton Mugged by Scandi Stasi

Welcome to the Brave New Green World, where your presence is unapproved and you will be beaten for your beliefs.

Lord Monckton was turned away from COP15, and roughed up by Danish police:

In the end, they decided to turn us away, which they did with an ill grace and in a bad-tempered manner. As soon as the decision was final, the Danish police moved in. One of them began the now familiar technique of manhandling me, in the same fashion as one of his colleagues had done the previous day.

Once again, conscious that a police helicopter with a high-resolution camera was hovering overhead, I thrust my hands into my pockets in accordance with the St. John Ambulance crowd-control training, looked my assailant in the eye and told him, quietly but firmly, to take his hands off me.

He complied, but then decided to have another go. I told him a second time, and he let go a second time. I turned to go and, after I had turned my back, he gave me a mighty shove that flung me to the ground and knocked me out.

I came to some time later (not sure exactly how long), to find my head being cradled by my friends, some of whom were doing their best to keep the police thugs at bay while the volunteer ambulance-men attended to me.

Denmark must be so proud.

UPDATE: Physical assault is the new normal for greens, as Phelim McAleer discovered.  Video at the link.

Henry Waxman: Winner!

Congratulations to California Congressman Henry Waxman for winning the 2009 Most Alarming Alarmism by an Alarmist Award.

Waxman: 'A proud day'
Waxman: 'A proud day'

Waxman beat out some stiff competition from Al Gore, but won it with a devastating blend of scary rhetoric and scientific ignorance:

We’re seeing the reality of a lot of the North Pole starting to evaporate, and we could get to a tipping point. Because if it evaporates to a certain point – they have lanes now where ships can go that couldn’t ever sail through before. And if it gets to a point where it evaporates too much, there’s a lot of tundra that’s being held down by that ice cap.

You can see video of the quote here, the real genius starts at 5.58 or so.

Full results are here, because I know better than to delete the raw data, and to share it.  See, I’ll never be a climate scientist.

David Suzuki: Slave to Alarmism

David Suzuki has gone too far before, witness his demand to jail politicians for not moving fast enough on global warming.

But now he’s gone full retard and compared the global warming issue to slavery:

..

The money quote is around 6:00.

It’s time for the aged hippie to quit, there’s no room for his fundamentalist ecomental nonsense in a post-Climategate world.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Dec. 17th 2009

It’s all gone Pete Tong for alarmists in Denmark as the curse of Brown descends and the inconvenience of climategate refuses to go away.  Greenpeace was punk’d, Phelim was unplugged and Al Gore turned into the Gaffeinator.  It’s all good clean fun in this, your last round-up of 2009.

FYI, the latest Climategate Round-Up is here, and a Copenhagen Round-Up is here.  The winner of the Most Alarming Alarmism by an Alarmist will be announced tomorrow, so if you haven’t voted yet, get to it.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al traveled to Hopenchangen in Copenhagen and made some ‘remarks’.  He has a link to his own self on his blog, if you care to listen to him for 42 minutezzzzzzzzzz

Copenhagen was supposed to be the crowning moment for the ecovangelist-in-chief, he even got to hang out with a man who won an election. Instead the world seemed more interested in Al’s gaffes:

It’s no wonder that Al refuses to debate, even if the people do want to see a cage match between him and Sarah Palin.

Al is much more comfortable ducking hard interviews and hiding behind security thugs rather than face questions about his belligerent denial about the importance of Climategate:

..

Bonny Prince Chuckles is also in Copenhagen, because the world needs to know what an inbred over-privileged and under-educated horse whisperer thinks about the planet.  Or something.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Oh noes, global warming kills salmon.  Add the delicious-when-barbecued pink fish to the list.

You know why I hate dirty hippies?  Because they want the rest of us to stop washing too.  It’s called soap, hippies. Use it.

As Copenhagen rolls on, the nastiest of all the activist pop their heads up.  The anti-human ‘optimum populationists’ want a China-like one child policy for the whole world.  No word yet from idiotarian Diane Francis on which of her two children will be sacrificed for Gaia.  Did these folks not learn from Paul Ehrlich‘s epic fail?

Virtuous hippies might eco-shop, but they’re more likely to cheat and steal.  Kinda like Prius drivers being more likely to cause a wreck.

Everyone’s favorite eco-terrorist group Greenpeace got a taste of their own activism when skeptics boarded the Rainbow Warrior.  Heh.

How can you tell when a Green’s had enough?  They drop the pretence at reason and start shouting and swearing.  Profanity warning.

Watermelon is a nice descriptor for green activists who are motivated by socialism.  Not that the greens are exactly hiding their commie roots.

Britain is doomed, there’s going to be no food and no water soon, so shut up and climb aboard the AGW bus.

Monckton deconstructs a Greenpeace hippies world belief.  Excellent fun:

..

Will of the people, we don’t need no stinkin’ will of the people.  Australia’s government was handed an embarrassing defeat over its ETS policy recently, but that can’t stop it.  Zombie-ETS rises again.

Joltin’ Joe Romm went nuts when Jon Stewart called ecomentalistism a neo-religion, but Stewart’s not the only one suggesting that notion.

As most of the UK’s press focuses on Climategate, the Independent puts its fingers in its ears and pretends that the world will still buy the crap they peddled pre-CRU leak.

Protests in support of Hopenchangen broke out all over the world.  In Toronto, 250 people showed up and Tom giggles.

A yoot activist let’s the mask slip:

Capitalism is the problem. Our global economic system is the problem. This “profit above all” attitude that we’ve been working with since the dawn of Adam Smith and modern economic system will no longer work if we want to continue living on this Earth with our fellow brothers and sisters. The evidence towards this is numerous and incontrovertible.

Bluntz 3

Jim Salinger might be a scientist, but he’s no gentleman.

Australia’s The Age interviewed a psychologist in an attempt to spin Climategate.  Jo Nova deconstructs the psychobabble with ruthless efficiency.

Koala’s and Clown Fish are doomed.  ‘Bye, Nemo.

Maurice Strong, the Godfather of the IPCC, still hates capitalism, progress, people.

The New Scientist beclowns itself in an attempt to prop up the failing global warming science, and its readers eviscerate the effort in the comments.

Dirty hippie eco-activists deface a Canadian flag and brag about it while brave Canadian troops fight for that same flag.

some guys have all the fun
some guys have all the fun

Oh noes, 20% of ALL species are doomed.  Dear Santa, please let hippies be one of the species that doesn’t make it.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

World leaders are due to arrive in Copenhagen Thursday night, but the people they represent are still not buying the AGW hoax, and they want the lunacy to stop.  Fortunately the talks are doomed, even if they don’y know it yet.

Ethanol, the government-sponsored fuel from food that green activism led to, is as bad if not worse than gas:

Losing valuable rain forest is lamentable enough from a conservation perspective, but it also hurts biofuels’ greenhouse gases emissions profile. In October, Princeton University biofuels researcher Tim Searchinger published a paper in the academic journal Science that found the effects of farmers converting forests and grasslands to replace acreage displaced by biofuel crops resulted in a carbon footprint for corn-based ethanol double that of conventional fossil fuels over a 30-year-period.

Oh noes, carbon trading is a huge fraud.  Who knew?

Watts finds a real hockey stick, inconveniently for warmists.  Video of the Mann-stick being reduced to nothing can be enjoyed here.

Sometimes green is good, sometimes it ain’t.  In Chicago, LED traffic lights aren’t so bright.

Someday we’ll look back on all this and laugh…. as we freeze.

If you wonder why scientists might be biased in favor of finding evidence for global warming, just look at the way one grant application was worded:

Successful candidates will:
1) Demonstrate AGW.
2) Demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of AGW.
3) Explore policy implications stemming from 1 & 2.

All the brouhaha in Copenhagen has been brought about by alarmists doom-laden climate models, but the data they rely on is corrupted beyond usefulness.  Awkward.

You may have heard that eating meat destroys the planet and veganism is the way forward.  Relax and eat your animals.

the other white meat
the other white meat

Well whaddaya know, global warming looks like a great big hoax.  If only there had been a way to tell

Rotten sea ice, not rotten as it turns out.

It’s the Sun, Stupid.

100 Reasons why the ‘Copenhagen’ Governments and other proponents of “man-made” Global Warming theory of Climate Change are completely wrong. The list made the front page of the UK’s Daily Express.

Alarmist kryptonite, Steve McIntyre, profiled.  Popper of alarmist heads, Marc Morano, also profiled.

Black soot, it’s not good and could be fixed, but where’s the motivation?

The Gubernator Ahhnold took a swipe at Sarah Palin over her global warming skepticism.  Turns out she’s tougher than the Terminator.

Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change. While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act “greener than thou” when talking to reporters.

Peer review? You want peer-reviewed skepticism, here’s 500 papers to get started with.

How do you know Sen. John Kerry is a dirty hippie?  The flip-flops, of course.

Once more, with feeling:  It’s the SUN, stupid.  Even NASA says so.

Paging Phil Jones… here’s a polar bear that might actually be endangered.

Look out warmists, the Russians are coming, and they want their missing data points explained.

[ad#insert-large]

Part Four: AGW in the News

The effects of Climategate on the media and media personalities has been significant.  Those papers and networks that ignore the issue are probably doomed, while those that are at the forefront of the story gain readers and respect.  The Climategate revelations affected writers variously:

  • The NYT’s Andy Revkin is leaving the paper
  • The National Post’s John Moore throws a hissy-fit and pledges to never write about global warming again while muttering about nasty skeptics and wanting his ball back.
  • Moore’s colleague, contrarian Jonathan Abrams doubles down on stupid, ignores what Climategate revealed about the shaky science of global warming and joins the AGW cult.

The media has been led by the UK press on the climategate fallout, first the Daily Telegraph, then the Daily Mail and now the Daily Express is jumping on the band-wagon and exposes the Met. Office’s ‘lies’.

GE gets some benefit from its greenwashing campaign and wins a large contract to build a wind farm in Oregon.

attack of the bird shredders
attack of the bird shredders

The BBC sneers at Americans, because that’s what the Beeb thinks it’s viewers want.

The UK’s Met Office was embarassed by its faulty forecasts for Summer 2009, but beg the Brits to believe them for 2010.

Did the most smartest Administration evah just give Congress a reason to skip cap and trade?

Global warming, Alberta style. Three years ago, that would have been me.  Brrrrr.

George Moonbat Monbiot whines about the cost of saving the planet.  Apparently the irony is lost on him.

New York, soon to be the real windy city?

Mike likes bird shredders
Mike likes bird shredders

The electric car apocalypse is postponed, fortunately.

Evil genius George Soros wants to be subsidized for his green investments.  Which is the whole point, of course.

The New Scientist, not learning from the shellacking it received from its readers over the deniergate article, takes on the Daily Express in another attempt to gloss over the inconvenient truth that the science of global warming is fatally flawed.

Part Five: Global Hottie

It’s Christmas next week, and The Daily Bayonet is taking a break to do enjoy turkey, egg-nog and time off, so this is the last hottie of 2009.  Skeptics have told me that their favorite global hottie is Scarlett Johansson, and who am I to disagree?  Here, then is a double helping of the delightful Ms. Johansson.  Merry Christmas.

scajoh2

scajoh3

Thanks for reading.

The Copenhagen Round-Up

You knew this had to happen, Copenhagen is more in need of Round-Up than my weed-infested driveway.  There was an earlier mini-round-up, it’s over here if you missed it.

Denmark, home of the Vikings, was an inspired venue choice for a gathering of activists and politicians that fully intend to rape and pillage the global economy, but Big Green has seen much of the world expectedly Thumbelina it’s nose at the agenda, post Climategate.  Read on and find out what’s what in the land of Hans Christian Andersen…

UPDATE: A quick reminder to vote for your favorite Alarming Alarmism by an Alarmist 2009.

Scaremongers in Scandinavia

Tears for Fears: Bill McKibben cast aside any pretence at manhood and bawled his eyes out in a churchenhagen for Hopenchagen in Copenhagen :

As I watched them go by, all I could think of was the people I’ve met in the last couple of years traveling the world: the people living in the valleys where those glaciers are disappearing, and the people downstream who have no backup plan for where their water is going to come from. The people who live on the islands surrounded by that coral, who depend on the reefs for the fish they eat, and to protect their homes from the waves. And the people, on every corner of the world, dealing with drought and flood, already unable to earn their daily bread in the places where their ancestors farmed for generations.

You really have to read it all to get the full emo-meltdown, then jump to the comments where he gets no sympathy:

g3cko Says:


I cried the other day,too, but it was because I sat on my testicles. Suggest you go find some, mister tears mcteary, and start acting like a man. Men and women solve problems- there’s no place at the table for whiners.

December 15th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I admit it, I LOL’d.

As the world’s weather hysterics gather in the gloom of a Nordic December, we are warned that there are only ten years left to fix the broken planet.  Which is actually good news, because we only had 10 years left 20 years ago.

COP15 might be a huge undertaking, but for one alarmist, it’s a huge ploy because it won’t do enough.

A boy man named Sue Hillary warns that the oceans are acidifying.  Fish cheer the news, inconveniently.

The Alarmist that came in from the cold.

not the COP15 hottie
not the COP15 hottie

The developing world wants reparations, but that’s a beg too far for even the Obamanistration.

Oh noes, the UK’s Met Office is scolded for political lobbying.  Translation, don’t get caught – we’ve got enough trouble right now.

Uh Oh, only ten years left, but we might have to wait another six until:

a) they’ve explained away Climategate

b) people forget about Climategate

c) Michael Mann and CRU find the original data they deleted under an old filing cabinet, right next to that Twinkie that Briffa dropped at the Christmas Party in 1993

d) global spinning is the new warming

The Grand-daddy of global warming, the Master of Disaster, the Profiting Prophet, Missssster Al Gore landed in Copenhagen.  Swooning may have ensued.

Climate scientists have learned after the Climategate fallout to listen and give full, transparent answers to even inconvenient questions.  Or, they could just call security:

..

Discussions in Denmark

Bipolar Canada was punk’d.  A mayor that presides over a crime-riddled cess-hole burned his tax-payer’s money to fly to Hopenchangen and act as the UN’s useful idiot and Quebec’s Premier jumped in to trash his own oppressor country either.  Not a pretty sight.

Some say an agreement is possible.  Wait, it’s all off!  No, wait, it’s back on again.

Talk is cheap, unless you’re a planet in peril, then it’s downright expensive.

Something called ‘climate change victims’ has emerged at Copenhagen, and they want your money.  Tuvulu is an island of 10 sq. miles with 12,000 people.  I’m sure Tuvulu is very nice, but does anyone really care if it disappears under rising whale habitat?  It’d be cheaper to give each Tuvuluan a million bucks to say toodle-oo to Tuvulu when the water’s lapping at the front door, no?  Too-ry-eh it would.

Sharpen up your hunter-gatherer skills, we’ve got to cut CO2 output 50% by2050.  You know they just made that up to get the 50-50 alliteration, right?

grocery shopping, circa 2055
grocery shopping, circa 2055

Developing nations turn on each other.  And not in the good way.

Saved by indecision? We can only Hopenchangen.

China and the USA are bashing heads, which is good news for skeptics that prefer for the talks to go nowhere fast**.

Deja vu, anyone?

What could be the worst thing to happen if the warmists get their way?  It’s not like there are dishonest people out there waiting to take advantage of their naivety, right?  Oh, wait… nevermind.

Viking Volkstheater

Nothing demonstrates the Green’s love of planet and the environment like trashing shops, beating cops and firing off fireworks.  Excitable yoots, I guess.  Klockarman has movies.

You know how the Danes could stop global warming?  Shut a door or two, that’s how.

Skeptics in Scandi-land? Say it ain’t so.

Who exactly is it that supports the Green movement, other than dirty hippies?:

..

Only 12 years too late, a UK Labour Minister decides it’s time to get their act together. Heh.

Fox News samples the fringe street life that blooms around the COP15 event.  I think hippies are involved, you have been warned.

30,000 NGO representatives showed up in Copenhagen to get a slice of Hopenchangen.  But they’re not getting in:

NGOs must apply months in advance, and typically only make travel plans to attend after receiving complete credentials from the United Nations,” said Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, an accredited COP-15 NGO organization that is as of now banned from the conference. “To give credentials to 45,000 people while choosing a building that holds 15,000 people is insane, though the United Nations, to be fair, has never been known for competence.”

The Gore Effect strikes back.

Hopenchangen Hottie

Since Denmark is hosting COP15, it only seems fair to choose a person with deep roots in the country.  And by deep roots I mean that she starred in a movie 10 years ago with an American who has a Danish father.  Deep is relative, you see.  Whatever, the clue was in the nowhere fast link above, so welcome Diane Lane to the Round-Up.

*click*
*click*

Thanks for reading.