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Monday, December 27, 2010

What Goes Around, Comes Around, Part I



Note to Al Gore: It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. Perhaps that’s why she’s spent the last 3 years turning you into a punch line.

In a delicious case of cosmic kismet the “Al Gore Effect” – the manifestation of record cold temperatures whenever and wherever global warmists convene – occurred again at this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  in Cancun. This “unexpected” and “unprecedented”  turn of events would prove embarrassing were it not for the mental dexterity and flexibility of global-warmist spin meisters. Their explanation will be cut of whole cloth, fabricated entirely of artifice. They have deemed the record cold and snow to be the result of record warming elsewhere on the planet. Or something.

Despite the Top 10 Bad Developments for Global Warming Alarmists (from The Other McCain via Right Network) the warmists amongst us still believe we are killing the planet with our carbon footprints. This despite the fact that number 11 on the Top 10 Bad Developments for Global Warming Alarmists would be the quiet dissolution of Algore’s  Chicago Carbon Exchange, once touted as the path to global warming salvation.

The death of the exchange was due to lack of interest: no one wanted eco-brownie points badly enough to pony up actual money to purchase them. What a blow that was to Al’s dreams of cooling the overheated planet. Not to mention his dreams of incredible wealth. (Oh but wait: St. Al gives all his money away. Right?)

Al will probably be holed up in his beachfront home for awhile, waiting for the oceans to rise and the embarrassing spell of colder than normal weather to pass. This should give all the other propagandists time to roll out the current make-it-up-as-you-go-along scientific explanations for this anomaly.  These explanations are geared to assuage any concerns of  true believers when confronted by seemingly counterintuitive data. The agitprop must sound plausible, but it doesn’t matter how improbable it is: the cult is inclined to believe.  Cognitive dissonance makes them so uncomfortable. So the current explanation is that “cold and snow today is due to excess moisture caused by extraordinary heat (?!) in sub-tropic Africa yesterday.” And it helps, especially if you’re explaining this to a doubting Thomas, to throw in “you f***ing idiot!” or “why can’t you Neanderthals seem to grasp this simple concept!” Or at least I presume these are persuasive  arguments because I see them so often on lefty blogs trying to explain the phenomenon.

The propagandists  job is to keep the the dream of a dying planet alive, in order to convince everyone else to reduce their carbon footprint. A climate crisis allows them to pursue their dream, driven by financial or ideological motivation -or both, to spread the wealth around. The dream of a One World Order is alive and well, and doubt it at your own peril. It’s still premised on the “we’ve got more than our share” Marxist belief system, and it still demands that the  industrialized west needs to subsidize the development of the non-industrial third world. A carbon tax on developed nations would accomplish that quite effectively: a willing surrender of wealth and resources in order to make the world more “fair.” After all, the wealth and resources  of western countries were by and large ill-gotten to begin with, so reparations are in order.

Thank goodness, some sovereign countries are finally beginning to come to their senses.

But why must it always be a zero sum game with these people?  Allow me to answer that: for the ideologues, that’s just a basic tenet of of their belief system: you don’t create wealth; in order for you to have more, someone else must have less. For those just in it for the money, they don’t believe it at all, but their well being and wealth accumulation depends on you believing it.

So you see, once the believers reject the dogma of the Church of Global Warming,



the gig is up for those with high stakes in the game.  The fact that Mother Nature herself is conspiring to defrock these charlatans is the textbook definition of irony.

Besides, wouldn’t we furless creatures need to use a whole lot less carbon based fuel if it wasn’t so damn cold all winter?  I say, bring it.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Blessing 2010

Christmas greetings to you and yours from Team Dewey & the flatsimile team. Please click to zoom in on our card for a reminder of what has been sacrificed to ensure that we remain free to celebrate the day in the religious tradition (or not) of our choice.

Photo Mosaic by Flatsimile Studios

Fallen Heroes  photos via Washington Post.

Mannheim Steamroller: Stille Nacht

Blessings to all of our troops and their families during this season of real hope. Drag to re-center and zoom into other areas.

Originally posted December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Week Distractions

Christmas is just days away and, as usual, I’m not ready. I could run around in a frantic and useless effort to “get ready,” but instead, this morning I’m cruising my favorite sites on the interweb looking for answers and smiles.

On RIGHTNETWORK, this smile from Hope n’ Change Cartoons creator Stilton Jarlsberg:


Stilton’s accompanying essay is also worth a read.


Next, also on RIGHTNETWORK, my favorite blogger, MOTUS with the solution to those last minute Christmas gifts: Michelle Obama’s Last Minute Winter Holiday Gift Guide.



No, I’m not RIGHTNETWORK’s publicist, but another from RN’s Editor-in-Chief, Gerard Van der Leun: Yes Virginia There Is a Santa Claus.



On hopenchangery, Christmas 2010 … with a wild video:)



Finally, from BigFurHat on iOwnTheWorld, the chance of a lifetime Contest-Ice Mail Ask Hunk.


Act now because

This contest will be open until tomorrow, 11:59 PM. The winner will receive an assortment of 3 authentic New York candy store candy bars, hand-selected at the peak of flavor by BigFurHat, or a Baracky Horror Show greeting card signed by an office lacky pretending to be BigFurHat. Your choice!

What better way to while away your remaining few hours before Christmas?

Lastly, but by no means leastly, enjoy this beautiful hymn from Jewel via American Digest:



And if that doesn’t do it for you, nothing will.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It Was All a Fish Tale


If it weren’t the holiday season, this would just really P*** me off (from Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit):


Oops… Federal Judge Rules Liberal Fish Study That Forced Officials to Cut Off California Water Was Based on Junk Science


The San Joaquin valley’s water was cut off in 2008 to “save the delta smelt.”



Thousands of acres of what had been some of the state’s most productive farmland has lain fallow for 2 years, creating some of the highest unemployment in a state rife with unemployment.

It has also ruined hundreds of farmers, destroying their livelihoods and causing irreparable harm to their families. Dead almond trees are not easily or quickly replaced. Neither are two years of lost income. So although it appears they won their lawsuit, as liberals are fond of telling us, “justice delayed is justice denied.”

Junk science, the pinnacle of relativistic “logic” (there’s a classic oxymoron for you) has given politicians the power to control yet another aspect of people’s lives. In this case, environmentalists and their lawyers ginned up a case to force the end of water diversion to the valley and prevailed in court up until now.

Thanks to the triumph of liberal educational propaganda, junk science can now be used in conjunction with abusive governmental power to push a progressive agenda. And the agenda is fairly comprehensive: everything from global warming and all of its attendant BS to Michelle Obama’s breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner “Healthy, Hungry-free Kids” school program.

Perhaps we can stop worrying about junk food and focus on junk education, junk science and junk litigation – all funded by our junk government with increasingly high levels of junk-grade government bonds.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trusted Fellow Travelers

From Doug Ross at Doug Ross@Journal:

Worried that foreign travelers -- especially those entering the U.S. from Mexico -- will be insulted by intrusive security pat-downs in airports? Well, rest easy: Janet Napolitano is on the job.

As violent drug cartels take over Mexico and expand their criminal enterprises north, the United States has signed a “trusted traveler” agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints... Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it’s a way to enhance information sharing and mutual security in the face of “ever-evolving, multinational threats.”

About 84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify for the trusted traveler program [who] will get the perk through the U.S. government’s Global Entry Program... Applying is easy. Candidates fill out an online application, provide valid identification and answer a few questions from a Customs and Border Protection officer.
While Napolitano was in Mexico finalizing the trusted traveler agreement this week, she also took the opportunity to sign a “letter of intent” to develop a plan for protecting immigrants from criminal attacks as they cross the border—illegally—into the U.S. Mexican officials have long complained that American law enforcement officers stand by as illegal immigrants are robbed, killed or violently beaten. Napolitano has committed to reducing the risk to life and security of migrants, according to the
Mexican minister.

Doug suggests that “Napolitano will refer to this program as "Skipping the Airport Screenings Americans Won't Skip." Prescreened. What a joke. We can’t even keep bedbugs out of the country.

We have met our Neville Chamberlain: and she is not just a moron, she is also a collaborator. 2012. Faster, please.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Barack Obama’s Day Off

ferris-buellers-day-off-282Ferris and friends: Poseur’s at the Chicago Art Institute

It was like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Happy Days jumping the shark episode rolled into one.

Yesterday, Washington’s stage offered up some of the best fare of the year, in a year chock full of good theatre. Even the most creative minds in Hollywood would be hard pressed to come up with two metaphors for this administration that were more perfectly honed.

First, Obama - the most dubiously qualified man to ever serve as President of the United States – held a bizarre press conference with Bill Clinton to have him persuade Democratic legislators (and the media) to support the deal Obama struck with Republicans to extend the tax cuts and unemployment. Not only did he abdicate his presidential responsibilities by turning the reins over to Bubba, but he managed to come off as the very inferior, very junior executive at a corporate retreat who’s been asked to introduce the legendary CEO.

Then Barry excused himself due to a previous commitment. What could be more pressing than preventing everyone’s tax rates from going up in the middle of the worst recession in most people’s lifetime? A party, of course.

time to go

Well looky here, it’s time for me to go already!

Bubba played his lines straight, and managed to keep the farce afloat.

Then we get this: Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner turns himself in for kidney stone surgery on Friday afternoon.

We have a financial system suffering from calcification, and a president contemplating abdication. What next? Stagflation? Why not, let’s bring Jimmy back to run the show for a few months too.


He and Hugo have some ideas about how the American economy ought to work.


As they say in Hollywood, “you can’t make this stuff up.”



Monday, December 6, 2010

When Dogs Attack

Subject: General pubic notice

Please be advised I am sick to death of receiving questions about my dog who mauled six illegal's wearing Obama tee shirts, four stupid Democrats wearing Pelosi tee shirts, two rappers, five phone operators who asked me to press #1 for English, nine teenagers with pants hanging down past their cracks, eight customer service desk people speaking in broken English, three flag burners, and a Pakistani taxi driver.


But I’m currently breeding some that will go after green weenies if you’re interested:

dogs attack

H/T GABpantherfan