Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.

Such sweeping changes have been caused by an average warming of less than two degrees Fahrenheit over most land areas of the country in the past century, the scientists found. If greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane continue to escalate at a rapid pace, they said, the warming could conceivably exceed 10 degrees by the end of this century.

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the scientists declared in a major new report assessing the situation in the United States…

“Yes, climate change is already here,” said Richard B. Alley, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University who was not involved in writing the report. “But the costs so far are still on the low side compared to what will be coming under business as usual by late in this century.”

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The National Climate Assessment also assesses humanity’s contribution to climate change, the thorniest question tied to the issue and the one at the heart of political disputes over it. Very early on, the report states that lots of different kinds of evidence “confirm that human activities” have driven global warming over the last 50 years, specifically the emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and gas…

If the U.S. and other big emitters enact polices that would cut emissions considerably, U.S. temperatures would rise about 3 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Under today’s “business-as-usual scenario,” U.S. average temperatures would rise by 5 degrees to 10 degrees, which means that summers in New Hampshire by the end of the summer would be as hot as those in North Carolina now. “Extreme heat is becoming more common, while extreme cold is becoming less common,” the report says…

To promote the findings, the president is slated to be interviewed in the Rose Garden by local and national meteorologists on Tuesday, an effort to reach past Washington policymakers. The administration was slated to host a summit on energy efficient building construction this week. And later in the week, the White House planned to announce another round of private-sector commitments to using alterative energy sources.

The strategy was yet another to maneuver around Republican opposition on Capitol Hill – if only to take incremental steps. Although the White House expressed support for energy-efficiency legislation coming up in the Senate this week, aides expressed little hope Congress will pass it. Instead, Obama planned to take executive action and tout outside efforts for mitigating the impact of climate change.

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President Obama visited with weather forecasters Tuesday to discuss the National Climate Assessment, Justin Gillis reports in The New York Times. His administration “hopes to use the report to shore up public support for the president’s climate policies as he attempts to put new regulations in place to limit emissions.”

The administration’s decision to use meteorologists “absolutely is a great move,” American Meteorological Society Executive Director Keith Seitter told Politico reporter Darren Goode. “The meteorologists that are on TV are the ones in your living room every night, and people tend to trust them because they are getting good, reliable information on the weather every day.”

Meteorologists are, as a group, not always on the same page as climate scientists: A draft report the AMS published last year found that only 52 percent of its members believed that global warming is real and caused by humans. That study found that the political ideology of those surveyed was the second-most-important factor in their answers after “perceived scientific consensus.”

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“This National Assessment is much closer to pseudoscience than it is to science,” wrote scientists Patrick Michaels and Paul Knappenberger of the libertarian Cato Institute in their comments submitted to the Obama administration…

Michaels’ and Knappenberger’s 75-page critique of the NCA points out the many weak points and flaws present in the government’s analysis of the impact of global warming. For example, the NCA relies on not only peer-reviewed scientific literature, but also non-peer reviewed work from environmental activist groups — which the government did not disclose…

One of the most pointed criticisms made by Michaels and Knappenberger hit the Obama administration’s claims on extreme weather. But as the two scientists point out, even the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there little evidence of increased extreme weather…

“The assessment is woefully ignorant of humanity’s ability to adapt and prosper in response to challenges,” wrote Michaels and Knappenberger. “The quintessence of this is the truly dreadful chapter on human health and climate change.”

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Top Republican lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the White House Tuesday for keeping details from the American public about the executive actions that it plans to force through on the climate change front “in an attempt to continue advancing an agenda” against fossil fuels…

“This lengthy report is short on details about the policy responses that the president and his advisors are seeking to unilaterally impose on the American people. These are the same details that this committee has been seeking for months, and that the administration is keeping from the public in an attempt to continue advancing an agenda against affordable and reliable energy,” according to the statement.

“EPA Administrator McCarthy testified that it is ‘unlikely‘ that any of EPA’s rules will have a meaningful impact on the global climate. But we do know that it is likely that these rules will have a significant impact on jobs, the economy, and energy reliability. Moreover, the Obama administration and its federal agencies are already spending billions of dollars annually on global warming activities, and it is still largely unclear what these programs have accomplished and how they will change the weather,” according to the statement.

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First, many people see global warming as a problem for the future, not the present. Other issues, such as the sluggish economy, are of more immediate concern to larger numbers of people. For most people, there have been few tangible manifestations of global warming. Polls over the past several decades show that people are usually most concerned about environmental problems they can see in their back yards.

Second, the media is not as trusted, in general and on environmental issues, as it once was. When the environment emerged as a powerful issue in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the media had more credibility. That has changed. Journalists’ penchant for hyperbole – who can forget Time’s overheated tag line for its April 2006 cover story on global warming, “Be Worried, Be Very Worried – Earth at the Tipping Point” – has also damaged credibility. In Gallup’s 2014 question, 42 percent of Americans said the seriousness of global warming was generally exaggerated in the news, 33 percent said it was generally correct, and 23 percent generally underestimated.

Third, most people alive today grew up with the environmental movement. We’re all environmentalists now, and it is hard to make a political issue out of a commitment shared by almost all of us.

But the most important reason climate change isn’t resonating in our view is due to the way public opinion evolves in a democracy. When Americans agree on the ends policy should serve, they tend to pull away from discussions of the means by which those ends will be secured. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, we as a society decided that a clean and healthful environment was important to us and that we were willing to spend a lot of money to achieve it. We’ve done that and had much success. Americans think they have been heard on the issue and now they will let politicians, interest groups, and others in Washington take over to determine exactly what kind of legislation is needed to ensure continued progress. Americans have neither the time nor the knowledge to get involved in complex debates about warming. They aren’t indifferent, but they are inattentive.

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According to that chart of actual satellite and surface temperature observations vs. what was predicted by 90 different climate models, 95 percent of models overestimated actual temperatures. Nothing says Science™ like predicting stuff incorrectly over and over and over again…

The global warming alarmists aren’t attempting to shut down debate because they’re worried the dissenters are wrong; the alarmists are attempting to shut down debate because they know their models are wrong, and they’d rather nobody focus on that inconvenient little fact

Of course climate change — the notion that climates change over time, not the idea that we should spend a fortune futilely trying to change the weather — is real. Climates have changed consistently throughout the earth’s history. I am not aware of a single person who disagrees with the fact that climates change. Accusing someone of being a “climate denier” (does anyone on earth deny that climates exist?) doesn’t tell me that you’re awesome at science — it tells me that you’re awful at understanding what words mean…

I have a simple rule when it comes to people who want me to invest obscene sums of money in their forecasts of discrete future events: just be accurate. If you come to me and tell me you can predict future stock market performance based on these five factors, then you had better predict future stock market performance based on those five factors. All you have to do is be correct, over and over again. But if your predictive model is wrong, I’m not going to give you any money, and I’m certainly not going to pretend that what you just did is science. Any idiot can make incorrect guesses about the future.

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Following the Obama administration’s latest of its climate-change report, George Will pushed back against the accepted “orthodoxy” of the phenomenon and challenged those who blindly believe in climate change are ignoring the “sociology of science.” “Scientists are not saints in white laboratory smocks — they’ve got interests like everybody else,” he said on Tuesday’s Special Report.

“If you want a tenure track position in academia, don’t question the reigning orthodoxy on climate change; if you want money from the biggest source of direct research in this country — the federal government — don’t question its orthodoxy; if you want to get along with your peers, conform to peer pressure,” Will outlined. “This is what’s happening.”

He also took issue with climate-change believers, such as the New Yorker, claiming such reports are “the last word” on the issue: “Try that phrase — ‘the last word’ — on microbiology, quantum mechanics, physics, chemistry. Since when does science come to the end?”

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Via RCP.

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Q You mentioned the energy efficiency bill in the Senate. I was wondering what level of concern you have that Republicans might try to tack on kind of a pushback on some carbon emissions regulations to that bill, and what work, if any, you guys are doing to shore up Democrats in the Senate on that issue.

MR. PODESTA: Well, I think that the question of whether they would — they’ll find various ways, particularly in the House, to try to stop us from using the authority we have under the Clean Air Act. All I would say is that those have zero percent chance of working. We’re committed to moving forward with those rules. We’re committed to maintaining the authority, and the President’s authority to ensure that the Clean Air Act is fully implemented. That’s critical to the health of the American people, the health of the economy, and the health of our environment.

So they may try, but I think that there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue. And I think — with respect to the commitment of Democrats to support a cleaner energy future, I think there’s a strong sentiment there. There’s quite a bit of organization that’s led particularly by Senator Whitehouse now in the Senate, Senator Boxer and others, Senator Markey and others, to ensure that we get the right outcome.

So, again, this is bipartisan legislation on efficiency. We hope that it gets to the floor. We hope that it passes. But if it passes with unacceptable riders, then it will be headed to the watery depths, I guess.


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I used to watch the regatta’s run along the coast every season. Really beautiful. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:39 AM

sleep well Doc…cheers

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 2:39 AM

My comment from the earlier thread concerning George Will saying that we should stop pretending climate scientists are saints in lab coats:

Starting around 1990 in order to get admitted to climatology doctorate programs you had to agree with the politics and “science” of the fear mongering Chicken Littles. What the means it that now the vast majority of current climatologists have been pre-screened to agree, no matter what, with the warmists. And it means that these post 1990 vintage climatologists cannot be considered credible. That’s the sad truth. Actually the whole truth is even sadder. In 1989 a lead IPCC author and climatologist Stephen Schneider said this:

“We have to offer up scary scenarios… each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective and being honest.” -Stephen Schneider, lead ipcc author, 1989

Schneider says it’s ok, even good, to lie. No joke. And then in the following years leftist politicians and activists echoed the sentiment of Schneider. For example, Senator Tim Wirth said this is 1993:

“We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing.” -leftist Senator Tim Wirth, 1993

We know that the words of Schneider and Wirth have been heard and internalized by nearly all climatologists, who were for the most part already pre-screened to be receptive to such a message. Yes, climatologists are not saints, and in fact most of them are the opposite, lying and deceiving to try to see their dreamed political agenda enacted.

Regardless, these climatologists cannot be considered trustworthy or credible in any way. They spout propaganda, not science. Period. End of story.

anotherJoe on May 7, 2014 at 2:40 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:22 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 2:43 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:31 AM

Hall Monitor Alert!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 2:43 AM

Hey, Dire. How’s by you?

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:46 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:36 AM

only slightly larger than a raft…
how many cases of Bubbles does something like that hold??..
a years worth??..
a trip around the worlds worth??

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Oh, no! Let me just get my hall pass. lol!

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:47 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:46 AM

do you still have kitty/azalea, or has she crossed the rainbow bridge?

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:48 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 2:46 AM

I think you could load enough for the whole crew and then some.:)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:49 AM

Another of my comments from the earlier George Will thread:

WILL: There is however no evidence in the increase of extreme weather.

Yeah, and there’s no evidence that CO2 causes temperature change. None. The ipcc claimed that ice core evidence proved this, but a paper came out in 1999 that looked at this ice core evidence with greater granularity and showed that the cause – effect relationship was the exact reverse of what the ipcc maintained. Yes, temperature change causes levels of CO2 to change, but CO2 does NOT cause temperature change. Even the IPCC, in 2003, had to concede this point. That was and is the foundation of the warmist theory. The foundation of the theory is gone. But the warmists survive, on media hype and bs puffery. PLEASE WATCH THIS 3 MINTUE VIDEO on Al Gore’s CO2 deceptions in his movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg&info=GGWarmingSwindle_CO2Lag

anotherJoe on May 7, 2014 at 2:50 AM

Philadelphia Court Orders Website To Unmask Anonymous Commenter Named In Defamation Suit

Interesting case. Wide ranging ramifications.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Oh, my…I had missed that until I traced back Dire’s above comment.

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:50 AM

Noshing on a mug brownie.
Yummy!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:48 AM

She’s gone now. She had kidney problems. We had a tough year. We lost our dog and then our kitty.

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

i am catching all kinds of hell tonight. for being a smoker, a drinker and a ratso owner…
all stuff that was signed onto years ago, except back then it was whorebait and not ratso…
just cause i won’t go to bed

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

so sorry to hear that darlin’
{{{hugs}}}

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:53 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:50 AM

Yes, that case was adjudicated recently and as you can see it’s a game changer. While it will impact individuals it will also have a serious impact on site that guarantee anonymity.

Interestingly enough, the Supreme Court is going to be looking at a copyright case soon and it, too, is going to have that broad kind of impact that will certainly effect individuals, but will also have a deep impact on all industries that are based on or around intellectual property.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:53 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

how is the pain? did you take what doc suggested?

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:54 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

I’m very sorry, INC.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:54 AM

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:54 AM

Don’t have what doc suggested. Now I’m itchy…because I’m a woman of a certain age.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 7, 2014 at 2:55 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:46 AM

All is well..I hope you and yours are doing well..:)

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:53 AM

I’ve thought the anonymity was a safety factor for responsible people, and for the rest an excuse to say whatever they will. Sort of a two-edged sword.

What is the copyright case?

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:49 AM

and we fund this how??..
wow that one was very nice..
you don’t have ant water within 500
miles of you for a toy like that…
you could run that in the Great Lakes
but id bet you not thinking freshwater..
which ocean are you thinking?

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 2:58 AM

because I’m a woman of a certain age.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 7, 2014 at 2:55 AM

You are still a kid…

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 2:58 AM

And on that note, I bid Friends and Lurkers niters and farewell!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 7, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Nite Newtie, thanks again for the help {{{ kitty}}}

Bakokitty on May 7, 2014 at 2:58 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 2:54 AM

Thanks, Jackie. It was about six or so years ago. We haven’t been able to get a pet since then, but at some point we’d like to get back to having animals around.

INC on May 7, 2014 at 3:00 AM

the president of redeye is on now… Bolton..!!

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM

We’re doing well. I managed to skim through a nasty virus that laid the rest of the crew low, but they’re on the mend.

The weather has been good here after a wet and gloomy winter. Hot during the day, but a nice breeze at night.

INC on May 7, 2014 at 3:02 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM

Here you go, INC. Took me forever to find a decent description of it. Aereo case

It should be settled in June.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:05 AM

the president of redeye is on now… Bolton..!!

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Ambassador John Bolton – The President of Red Eye

non-nonpartisan on May 7, 2014 at 3:06 AM

do you miss bill..??
sure JoNo is easier on the eyes..
that’s a given..

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:10 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 2:58 AM

lol! All of them eventually.

Actually, Charlevoix has a lovely harbor that would be splendid for such a craft. I love the big lake.

Check this little place out. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:10 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Good to hear..:)

Dire Straits on May 7, 2014 at 3:10 AM

INC on May 7, 2014 at 3:00 AM

One day you’ll find a beautiful little cat or dog that needs you and you’ll fall in love. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:12 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:10 AM

lovely lil home..
where you going to put the guests??
a bit close to the neighbors house..

did you write a best seller without telling us??

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:13 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:13 AM

lol! Did you notice that the boat house is the bottom portion of the house, cruise right in, with garage doors that close behind you? It has it’s own gas pump and thirty of those various boats come with the house. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Love this photo. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:18 AM

g’night all. i need to crash…

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 3:19 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Indeed, and I love the local rock work on the house. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:19 AM

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Goodnight, Omaha. :) Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:20 AM

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9384-Boyne-City-Rd_Charlevoix_MI_49720_M34418-16979?row=39&ex=MI555885873

can you imagine the heating bills in these places…
right on the big lake…
no amount of solar will help you ..

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:22 AM

sleep well OC…cheers

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:23 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:18 AM

stunning…

did you win the lotto maybe??

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:25 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:22 AM

They’re well insulated, and the owners can largely afford it, but the truth is most of those homes are vacant in the winter. Winterized and locked up, being looked after by property management groups, awaiting the return of the owners for the best of the season.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:25 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I was born not far from you, and a large portion of my family still lives in Michigan. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:27 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:23 AM

ever spend a winter this far north??
they get HAMMERED with lake effect snow up that way..
if you move a little inland you can get
hundreds of acres of forest cheap.. maybe your own lake
then a slip in the Harbor..?

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:28 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:25 AM

ahh snow birds…
and another boat in west palm??

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:29 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:27 AM

have you been to the Island too??

http://www.mackinacisland.org/?utm_source=BING&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=mackinac+island&utm_content=search&utm_campaign=United+States+Brand

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:31 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Oh, I’ve lived in worse winters than Charlevoix. I lived the outland of Northern Minnesota for a while. Over 12 feet of snow one winter, and 4 1/2 feet of that fell in three days. It was actually the coldest place on the planet for a week one winter. I was craving solitude to write. I found it. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:31 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Many times. Some of my cousins worked there in the summers. It’s a lovely place. I love the Grand Hotel.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:33 AM

I love the Grand Hotel.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:33 AM

they got great booze there…. just sayin..

did you ever think of writing here?

http://www.amtrak.com/empire-builder-train

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:35 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:35 AM

On the train?

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:36 AM

yeah..
im thinking about it..
my work is all laptop..
so I was thinking they drive…I work..
see spring hit the upper Rockies..

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:39 AM

a cruise would also work..I think.. balcony… bubbles.. Bahamas..

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:40 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:39 AM

My problem is that when I travel I have to be able to stop and talk to people, do things, see things, taste the food, etc. it’s all part of the experience for me.

I don’t think they’d appreciate me asking them to stop the train so I could get out and chat with a ranger or a rancher along the way whom I’d seen from the window. lol!

I’ve driven that route a couple of times. There are some very interesting sites.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:45 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Maybe. It depends on the people you’re sailing with on the cruise. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:47 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:45 AM

ive driven it too… the 2 from the Mac Bridge to the Coast..
and every east west south..94 80 70 44/40 20 10..
but I don’t stop..
im going somewhere and I like to get there..
like rafting..30hours out my front door …Yellowstone

so I was thinking let someone else drive…I’ll watch/nap/drink

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:50 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:50 AM

That’s an excellent idea. My stopping is work related. Otherwise I’d be all about getting there, too.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:54 AM

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:50 AM

I’ve got to get down to some serious work here, Mr. Mars. I think a couple of solid hours ought to see it through.

It’s been a great pleasure talking to you, as always. :) Thank you. :)

Goodnight, my friend, and sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:56 AM

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 3:54 AM

besides how many times do you really want to see
the corn palace

http://cornpalace.org/

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:57 AM

ty as well ms J.. work fast and sleep well…be safe..

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It’s supposed to be 80 here today but I probably won’t be able to enjoy it. I have to go to the laundromat this morning and tonight there’s a meeting.

It looks like people are going for the school levys. In the recent past they have mostly gone against. I always vote no. They need to be forced to use their money responsibly. Too many unnecessary positions.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 5:23 AM

YEP, this.
Also, I’ll repeat my warning–watch out for “studies” that suddenly find life saving treatments, surgeries, and meds are suddenly not worth it. The people in charge of this thing know that the populace will not stand for simply being denied needed care, so they will begin to roll out bogus, highly biased “scientific” studies to try and justify denying care. It’s already happening–they’ve already done it to one anti breast cancer drug, whose name I can’t remember, but if you search for it you’ll find it. I’m too tired and lazy right now…

Doc Holliday on May 7, 2014 at 1:00 AM

I don’t know if you’ll see this doc but I have noticed. The latest is about aspirin which isn’t a controlled substance but you just know everytime you seee something about a new “study” these days you need to be suspicious.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 5:42 AM

So President Barrack Gore continues to sell the biggest international conspiratorial hoax since Piltdown man.

Nice try, but the world isn’t Chicago.

Don L on May 7, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Check out Kevin Durant’s MVP speech where he says his mother is the real MVP.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:09 AM

…you just know everytime you seee something about a new “study” these days you need to be suspicious.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 5:42 AM

“Studies” using the cloak of “science is fact” continue to be one of the left’s best weapons.

Maybe if we stop funding leftist colleges to spit back what our politicians tell them, it will cease.

“Studies” prove merely that politicains and “scientists” corroborate in deceit.

Don L on May 7, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Morning everyone :)
Triple digits here today

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Gowdy going on morning joe this am…I’m sure mika will be her usual shrill self when talking with the gop

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:19 AM

So President Barrack Gore continues to sell the biggest international conspiratorial hoax since Piltdown man.

Nice try, but the world isn’t Chicago.

Don L on May 7, 2014 at 6:09 AM

I always say I have no life. I’ve had no children therefore no grndchildren. So I’ve been paying more attention to things than most. People tend to live their lives and not pay much attention and I’m concerned that the more they hear this the more it will become a part of the narrative inside their heads and they’ll just take it for granted.

They talk about more extreme weather. That isn’t true but people tend to think so. I sat in the doctor’s office not too long ago and listened to 2 elders talking and they were saying things like, “We never had weather like this”. Well, I remember lots of extreme weather. We just tend to forget and block it out.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Mika not digging the female journalists bashing Monica
She’s disappointed in them

For once I agree with her

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:25 AM

“Studies” using the cloak of “science is fact” continue to be one of the left’s best weapons.

Maybe if we stop funding leftist colleges to spit back what our politicians tell them, it will cease.

“Studies” prove merely that politicains and “scientists” corroborate in deceit.

Don L on May 7, 2014 at 6:13 AM

They count on enough people being too stupid to know better. A lot of people have a superstitious belief in science.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Triple digits here today

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Ouch.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Females protecting bubba…. instead of monica and Juanita
Says a flabbergasted joe

You defended the wrong person…. you’re pathetic

An angry joe….. wow

Ed this maybe a post of its own

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:31 AM

You defended the wrong person…. you’re pathetic

An angry joe….. wow

Ed this maybe a post of its own

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Liberals claim to support women but their support is selective.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Summer’s here COL
:)

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:33 AM

it isn’t the fact extreme weather is occurring more frequently, look at the news cycle, we have 24 hour new stations, a couple of supposedly 24 hour weather channels, the internet, could go on. but the news needs to be filled, they keep talking about the cost, well how much inflation has occurred, how much population growth has occurred, e.g. Sandy, it wasn’t the first nor will it be the last hurricane rem-anent to hit NYC/NJ, when I was growing up it was not unusual for hurricane remnants to go up the Hudson Valley, the only difference is the number of people that live in that area.

I was stationed at Sheppard AFB in the early 70′s one of the first things they do when you report, is take you through tornado drills, and what to do, Wichita Falls area gets hit with F5 tornado about every 10 years, went back a few years later and stayed in an Apartment building, it did not have any kind of storm shelter. There is more, but that is enough for now.

RonK on May 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Indeed
Talk about war on women

cmsinaz on May 7, 2014 at 6:35 AM

In the old days if there was a tornado someplace there would be a mention of it in the paper or on the evening news. Before tv there would be something on the newsreels in the movie theaters. Now it’s covered from one end of the day to the other. It’s good they raise awareness about how to protect youself however. And it is getting schools to install shelters.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Good Morning, patriots! And, Trolls.

Obama would not save the lives of four brave Americans, including our Ambassador, on the grounds of our Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Why has he picked this time to get involved in the rescue of these kidnapped girls in Nigeria? – KJ

My take: The Nigerian Kidnappings: President Pantywaist to the Rescue!

kingsjester on May 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM

This may be relevant for today. I saved this column years ago by Joseph Sobran.

He says, “Albert Jay Knock warned that mass public education would have baleful effects. Most people, he observed without rancor, can be trained but not educated. Try to educate them beyond their capacities and they would lose their grip even on their own native common sense becoming dumbly reverent before the printed word. And sure enough if a thing is printed often enough people believe it implicitly”.

This was way before computers

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Why has he picked this time to get involved in the rescue of these kidnapped girls in Nigeria? – KJ

Why indeed? Could it have something to do with the upcoming elections and they want the party to look good. I doubt we will be helpful but it looks good.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:55 AM

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Morning COL and early “Yestderday’s” QOTD (YQOTD). Hey, no one has yelled at us yet about us talking weather so…..it will be 86F and sunny today. Tired this morning as I had a late night dealing with LE. Long story. Will go back to page one and start reading.

HonestLib on May 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Yep…that eight inches really made a difference! And I got the thickness back ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Stopped reading right there and had to post that I wonder how many times I will remind N&TB of that comment?

HonestLib on May 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM

There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, “Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don’t watch out.” These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within the form, when “one thing takes the place of another, so that the ancient laws will remain, while the power will be in the hands of those who have brought about revolution in the state.”

. . . The end held constantly in view was power.

In a revolutionary situation, mistakes and failures are not what they seem. They are scaffolding. Error is not repealed. It is compounded by a longer law, by more decrees and regulations, by further extensions of the administrative hand. As deLawd said in The Green Pastures, that when you have passed a miracle you have to pass another one to take care of it, so it was with the New Deal. Every miracle it passed, whether it went right or wrong, had one result. Executive power over the social and economic life of the nation was increased. Draw a curve to represent the rise of executive power and look there for the mistakes. You will not find them. The curve is consistent.

At the end of the first year, in his annual message to the Congress, January 4, 1934, President Roosevelt said, “It is to the eternal credit of the American people that this tremendous readjustment of our national life is being accomplished peacefully.”

Peacefully if possible — of course.

The Revolution Was

It should also be known, that it often happens that a free state, where the supreme power is in the laws, may not be democratic, and yet in consequence of the established manners and customs of the people, may be governed as if it was; so, on the other hand, where the laws may countenance a more democratic form of government, these may make the state inclining to an oligarchy; and this chiefly happens when there has been any alteration in the government; for the people do not easily change, but love their own ancient customs; and it is by small degrees only that one thing takes place of another; so that the ancient laws will remain, while the power will be in the hands of those who have brought about a revolution in the state.

Aristotle: A Treatise on Government

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Aristotle: A Treatise on Government

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Right on, Axe.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Stopped reading right there and had to post that I wonder how many times I will remind N&TB of that comment?

HonestLib on May 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Should we keep track? Beautiful sunny day. Amazing how much less bad things matter on a nice day.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Yep…that eight inches really made a difference! And I got the thickness back ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 6, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Stopped reading right there and had to post that I wonder how many times I will remind N&TB of that comment?

HonestLib on May 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM

It is absolutely beautiful. :)

Perfect, I think.

I’m going to pause here in my day and just admire it.

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Good morning, all. Trey Gowdy is doing well with the hostile Morning Joe panel.

Naturally Curly on May 7, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Then CL pulled this one out……..

Wow, I thought it was longer. If I took 8″ off mine, it’d still be in the middle of my back.
CoffeeLover on May 6, 2014 at 11:31 PM

My life has come full circle and now has meaning. Going to Jackson via Jimmy Dean and Dottie West.

HonestLib on May 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Aristotle: A Treatise on Government

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Lynn Cheney has written a book on James Madison. If you think things are bad how would you like being the president and sitting on a horse in the rain watching the White House burn.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 8:24 AM

If you think things are bad how would you like being the president and sitting on a horse in the rain watching the White House burn.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 8:24 AM

I wouldn’t mind sitting in a Buick for it.

Murphy9 on May 7, 2014 at 8:41 AM

it is already 78 here and going to climb into mid 90′s today. not looking fw to it…

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM

it is already 78 here and going to climb into mid 90′s today. not looking fw to it…

OmahaConservative on May 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Must be the cold beer I consume or the over us of blue pills and thnning blood but, I don’t mind highs in the 90% and the humidity being near by. We (being the wife–that is her real title–and I) like warm temps. We also run the AC with a door or two open for some reason?

How is the hand?

HonestLib on May 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

never ask a person from Michigan about global warming…
its 3 degrees warmer here today than Anchorage Alaska..!
were 50 and rain, they are 47…

going2mars on May 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Nothing beats the humor here, mixed with Aristotle.

Schadenfreude on May 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

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