Obama’s Former Green Czar Van Jones Explains How He Redistributed Billions of Stimulus Dollars As New Black Panthers Take Advantage

This guy wasn’t $hit canned fast enough. $40 billion dollars, (“the most money that’s been put on the table for green energy technology and green jobs in the history of humanity”) down the rat hole. “That’s already done” Jones assures his audience.

Meanwhile, New Black Panther leader, Malik Zulu Shabazz clues fellow black radicals in on the gravy train coming their way:

Another great find from Pam Key of Naked Emperor News, posted at The Blaze.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Nice Deb’s Top Five Posts of 2010

Keep in mind these are Nice Deb’s top posts – not the top stories of the year by a long shot, as you will soon see. These are simply the posts that brought in the most traffic, here, for whatever reason – *cough* big blogs linked *cough*.

So thanks to Michelle Malkin, Ace of Spades, Hot Air, Doug Ross, NRO, and even Instapundit in one case (he usually shuns me), and a slew of smaller blogs,   these posts turned out to be my biggest hits of the year.

Without further ado, the fab five of 2010:

5. Boston Political Analyst Declares Scott Brown Winner of Monday Night’s Debate

Remember the excitement and high hopes we had for Scott Brown when it was dawning on everybody that he had a real chance of beating the supposed shoo-in, hapless  Martha Coakley? Even though he didn’t turn out to be the  conservative hero activists were hoping for, the fact that a Republican took Teddy Kennedy’s seat in one of the bluest states in the union,  in a year when Dems were trying to pass ObamaCare in his loving memory….  is still pretty damn sweet.

Linked by Ace O Spades, and NRO, and Michelle Malkin, Stop the ACLU, American Power

4. Video: The One Nation Rally In A Nutshell

I knew for weeks before the event, that the moonbat convergence known as the One Nation Rally was going to be a huge boon for conservative blogs. All one had to do was look at the list of sponsoring organizations to know that it was going to be a debacle. It was, as  numerous videos and photos could attest. Socialist group-thinkers, hippies, moochers, Islamists, union drones, and no-accounts showed up, and proudly displayed their true colors for all to see.  And then they left behind a depressingly predictable huge pile of trash, which was also recorded for posterity.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, Doug Ross, Sister Toldjah, Pirate’s Cove, Eye on the World, and Abu Wabu,

3. Krauthamer On Obama’s SOTU Speech: No Pivot, “Tone Was Strained and Unctuous”

I think a lot of people were in shock over the strikingly unpresidential tone Obama took in his defiant and demagogic  State Of The Union address, and wanted to savor the Hammer’s delicious smackdown.. The won’s swipe at the Supreme Court had lasting ramifications, too, with Alito, and Roberts reportedly planning to sit the next one out.

Oh, and we can stop waiting for Obama to “pivot”, already. It. ain’t. gonna. happen.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, Ace o Spades, and Doug Ross.

2. Jason “Crash The Tea Party” Levin Still Blaming “Teabaggers” For Time Square Bomb

Oh yes. Jason Levin was a big hit magnet, last Spring. What kind of person initiates a covert operation like Crash the Tea Party, by starting a website called “Crash the Tea Party” on the world wide web for everyone to see? Tea partiers were ready for Levin and his fellow moonbats, and their (unintentionally) comical efforts flopped big time, but that didn’t stop him from continuing his online buffoonery, as this story proves. At some point, I started to suspect that Levin was some kind of Republican plant, put out there to make lefties look ridiculous (as if they needed any help). But he lost his teaching job over the whole deal.

Linked by Hot, Air Headlines, and Mary Katherine Ham at the Weekly Standard Blog.

And the number one post at Nice Deb for the year of 2010:

1. Video: Patches Channels Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker

Last March, Patrick Kennedy made an incoherent and unhinged speech on the House floor. What’s newsworthy about a Kennedy making a fool of himself in public, you ask? Nothing really. But thousands of Americans who were watching that rant on the news, or on YouTube, were asking  themselves, ” Who does he remind me of???…”

This video answered that question:

Linked by Innocent Bystanders, Ace of Spades HQ, InstapunditHot Air, TNOYF, and iOWNTHEWORLD

Incidentally, Patches leaving office, next week marks the first time in 63 years there won’t be a Kennedy serving in elected office in Washington.

All together now, “Awwwww!”

Linked by BFH at iOWNTHEWORLD, and Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker, thanks!

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Video: Marine And Wife Assaulted By Unruly Teen Thugs Outside FL Movie Theater

Iraq war veteran Federico Freire and wife, Kalyn, pictured above were attacked Saturday
outside a movie theater in Bradenton, Fla., by a group of unruly teenagers (FoxNews.com). 


A Marine and his wife thought they they were going to have a nice date night at the movies.  But all hell broke loose when Freire had the temerity to ask the loud and disruptive teens to settle down and and have some respect for the rest of the audience.
Fox News has the story:

Freire said that when the disturbance escalated and the group began cursing, his wife called the manager, who asked several of the teenagers to leave the theater.

The couple said they thought the fracas was over until they walked out of the theater and were assaulted by a mob of menacing teenagers.

“On our way out of the movie theater, my wife gets surrounded with about 10 to 15 girls that were about to attack her,” Freire told FoxNews.com. “As soon as I saw this I immediately ran and got her out of harm’s way.”

Freire said he was kicked and punched as he and his wife tried to run from the group.

“I leaned down to grab my purse and there were literally 100 teens around us,” Kalyn Freire said, “While the manager was in the corner with his mouth open and not doing anything.”

Freire said one bystander stepped forward and told the couple to follow him to his car, saying he could scare the crowd off with a gun. But before the two reached the man’s vehicle, one of the teenagers said, “I’m going to knock your wife out,” before punching Freire’s wife to the ground, the couple said.

Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and arrested two 15-year-old brothers and charged them with misdemeanor battery.

According to a police report, three others — 16-year-old Ishmael Dunbar, 17-year-old Reginald Gardner and 20-year-old Destiny McNeil — were arrested and charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and trespassing.

“All available units were requested to respond to disperse the crowd for officer safety and to restore order,” the police report said. One teenager was stunned by a Taser.

What’s he fighting for, he asks.

Incidentally, Freire told FoxNews.com that reports that he was home on leave from Afghanistan were incorrect, and that he had served a combat tour in Iraq and currently was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

I know just what my mother would say about this… “Were these kids brought up in a barn?” What kind of parent brings up their children to act like wild animals in public?
Mugshot via Gateway Pundit:
20-year-old Destiny McNeil (ABC Action News)
Nice job, Destiny. You and your thug friends were going to ambush a white woman (probably half your size) because she  had you (or your friends)  thrown out of the movie theater for being loud and obnoxious while people were trying to watch the movie. Do you not understand that disruptive theatergoers deserve to be thrown out? That that alone was enough to be ashamed and embarrassed about, but you couldn’t leave well enough alone, and had to degrade yourself further?
Do you realize you and your friends have validated every negative stereotype white people have about black youths by your disgusting behavior? You should read some of the comments I’ve been reading where this story has been posted.
You’re a real credit to your race, Destiny.
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UPDATE:
A competing story with shades of Tawana Brawley has emerged:

A 14-year-old girl who was told to be quiet by a Marine and his wife on Christmas at a local theater during a movie has filed a battery complaint with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

But the sheriff’s office will not pursue the complaint, saying there were inconsistencies in the girl’s statement and that the case is closed.

“We investigated the complaint and there isn’t even enough there to send to the State Attorney’s Office,” said sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow.

Her story is that Freire, who was surrounded by 100 hostile teens outside the movie theater, somehow started the fight by punching her in the lip, or something…her story is inconsistent. And as the deputy noted in his report, there was no bruising on her lip when the report was filed Tuesday. 

Freire described the allegations as “completely false.”

“I just grabbed my wife with both arms and pulled her out of harm’s way,” he said. “If she wants to file false charges, she can bring it. There were plenty of witnesses.”

Bristow said the girl’s complaint will be closed out.

”At this point, it will be a closed case,” he said. “We talked to the girl and the stories are a little inconsistent. … The girl said her eyes were closed. It doesn’t add up. Someone may have bumped into her or something like that. We don’t have any evidence that someone came up and punched her.”

Bristow also noted that there were a total of 10 moviegoers from the theater that night who complained about the group of teens.

Collins’ father, Leon Collins, said he plans to file a complaint with Florida Department of Law Enforcement and plans to schedule a rally at the sheriff’s office.

Paging Al Sharpton…

UPDATE:

Additional info about the fracas via Brandenton.com

As deputies were investigating, the manager of the theater asked anyone without a ticket to leave.

When a deputy asked 16-year-old Ishmael Dunbar to leave several times, the teenager refused and struck the deputy, according to the sheriff’s office.

At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of Dunbar, attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said.

She was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was released from Manatee County jail Sunday on a $750 bond.

Reginald Gardner, 17, also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area. Gardner was stunned in the chest with a Taser by a deputy.

Both Gardner and Dunbar were charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.

The names of 15-year-old twin brothers who were charged with misdemeanor battery for striking the couple were not released. Details of misdemeanor arrests for juveniles are not public record under Florida law.

Near the end of the incident, there were about 300 people milling around, according to authorities.

All available deputies were asked to come to the theater to help restore order, the release said. The manager then shut down the location.

A manager at the theater said thousands of dollars in refunds were given to patrons.

Normally, one to two off-duty law enforcement officers from state agencies are hired to work security on weekends. On Christmas night, no one was available, according to theater management.

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Is It Time To Use The “T” Word To Describe The Obama Administration?

Is it time to start openly describing this administration, as tyrannical? I’ve been calling Obama and his left-wing allies in Congress Democrat Socialists for two years, now, (because that is what so many of them are), but this is something altogether different. It’s a stronger, harsher word that conjures up images of leftist dictators like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. But, what else do you call it when the administration flouts the will of Congress, the courts, and the American people to impose its far-left agenda through arbitrary regulation? What other name is there for it?

As Robert Allen Bonelli notes in his Big Government piece, Using Regulation Against The Will Of The People:

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.

Three recent examples of this over reach are shocking and all Americans should demand an end to the practice and a reversal of what has already been done.  Citizens need to think, whether they agree with the reasons for the circumvention or not, about what is at stake.  Using regulation to specifically subjugate the will of the people to the agenda of any president is nothing less than tyranny.

The three examples he cites are the return of  the mandate for end-of-life planning, aka “death panels”, the FCC “Net Neutrality” power grab, and the EPA’s move to regulate carbon dioxide.

Ed Morrissey addresses the end-of-life mandate at Hot Air: Surprise! End-of-life advisory incentives return — through regulation:

The process used by Obama and Kathleen Sebelius to get this into ObamaCare is more disturbing, and in a very specific way.  Congress made it clear that it didn’t want this incentive as part of the new law.  However, thanks to the miles and miles of ambiguity in the final version of ObamaCare, with its repetitive the Secretary shall determine language, Congress has more or less passed a blank check for regulatory growth to Obama and Sebelius.

This is just the opening gambit of a strategy Obama will use throughout the coming year in order to achieve through regulation what a Democrat-run Congress could not deliver through legislation.  The new Republican House will have to use its power of the purse to stop this autocratic imposition of regulation, and remain vigilant in doing so on all fronts.  Let’s hope the GOP gets used to fighting this process over the next two years.

Peter Ferrera aptly covers the Net Neutrality issue in The American Spectator: Net Neutrality Is Theft:

The FCC starts out by proclaiming that its net neutrality rules are just meant to ensure equal access by all to the Web. But as George Orwell showed us, that is how socialism started out too, until we later discovered that some were more equal than others. Once the founding principle is laid for government regulation and control, then that power can be used to regulate and control access to the Internet “in the public interest.” In English translation, that means in the special interest of the Ruling Class. There are precedents in China and Iran for how that has worked out in practice.

Dissenting FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell explained further in the Wall Street Journal on December 20 why the FCC’s net neutrality regulation makes no sense:

Nothing is broken and needs fixing, however. The Internet has been open and freedom-enhancing since it was spun off from a government research project in the early 1990s. Its nature as a diffuse and dynamic global network of networks defies top-down authority. Ample laws to protect consumers already exist. Furthermore, the Obama Justice Department and the European Commission both decided this year that net neutrality regulation was unnecessary and might deter investment in next-generation Internet technology and infrastructure.

But what I have learned in life is that when something doesn’t make sense, that means there is something else behind it that people are trying to hide.

And that is exactly what we have here. For what is behind the FCC’s net neutrality crusade is reflected by an organization calling itself Free Press. That is an Orwellian title in this case, because what Free Press is for is the opposite of a free press. Free Press is one of those pseudo-Marxist front groups that Barack Obama has always traveled with so easily throughout his life. It is a grown-up, slick, sophisticated version of those campus radicals who shout down college speakers with whom they don’t agree.

Always look behind the curtain, instead of listening to what leftists say. That’s how you discover the true motives behind their policies.

Bonelli, back at Big Government believes the EPA power grab may be the most dangerous one of all:

Perhaps the most dangerous use of regulatory power hanging over the American people is the judicially extended powers of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to regulate specific greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, as pollutants under the forty year old Clean Air Act.  The Clean Air Act was originally written to regulate air pollutants, not something that is ever present in the air – and certainly not something that is part of life itself!

The Supreme Court made the ruling in April of 2007 in the case The State of Massachusetts v. the Environmental Protection Agency but little has been done since.  However, with the support of the Obama administration, the EPA is now ready to regulate carbon dioxide.  The Clean Air Act, as it is now written, requires that any source that emits more than 250 tons of carbon dioxide per year be required to capture those emissions.  That threshold is so low that not only would it impose higher costs on power plants and refineries, but also farms, rural schools and hospitals.

If the EPA is allowed to follow through on using the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide, Washington D.C. bureaucrats will have more control over the lives of citizens and their businesses than the citizens themselves.

New legislation is  already being drafted by Republicans to stop the EPA from imposing cap and trade on its own.

Ferrera believes that the option of impeachment is off the table for Republicans:

I have suggested before that one of the reasons to vote Republican for President is that Republican Presidents are subject to the rule of law, a principle established in the early 1970s. But Democrat Presidents are not subject to the rule of law, a principle established in the late 1990s. Democrat Presidents are free in our system of government to flout the law with impunity.

The Republicans in Congress will have to be on its toes for the next couple of years finding ways to combat all of the abusive new regulations that come our way…let’s hope and pray they are up to the challenge.

MORE:

Ed Morrissey covers how Dems think the ‘Pubs are going to proceed: Revealed: How the GOP plans to block Obama’s executive branch power next year

Get this:

“I think what they’re going to do is try to keep on dramatizing the issues that they think are helpful to them,” [Henry] Waxman said. “The next two years I expect all their actions to be campaign oriented…. They’re all about messaging, they’re all about power, they’re all about politics. What they don’t seem to be concerned about is governing.”

PROJECT MUCH????

If you want to know what’s really in the minds of leftists, pay attention to what they accuse their opponents of.

See Also:

Aaron Goldstein in The American Spectator: The Worst of Obama in 2010

Hot Air: Poll: Obamateurism of the Year, Second Chance Flight

UPDATE;

So far, all commenters answer my question with a resounding, YES, it’s time (or well past time) to call Obama a tyrant.

Hyscience weighs in: In answer to the question of using the word ‘tyrannical’ in describing the Obama administration …

Linked by Doug Ross, and Infidel Bloggers, thanks!

The Mystery Of The floating Feet Continues

Hey, remember those creepy reports of severed feet washing ashore the coast of British Columbia, starting in August 2007 and continuing through 2008? I hadn’t heard of any more cases, so I had assumed that the findings had ceased. I was wrong. There was one severed foot found in (Oct.) 2009, and  two more  this year, one in August, and the latest one on the 14th of December, bringing the total to ten.

Here’s a summary via Wikipedia, of the macabre discoveries, to date:

Date Place Notes Coordinates
August 20, 2007 Jedediah Island A known man’s right foot; size 12 white-and-blue-mesh running shoe 49°29′55″N 124°12′15″W / 49.49861°N 124.20417°W / 49.49861; -124.20417 (August 20, 2007)
August 26, 2007 Gabriola Island A man’s right foot; size 12 white Reebok 49°09′00″N 123°43′59″W / 49.15°N 123.733°W / 49.15; -123.733 (August 26, 2007)
February 8, 2008 Valdes Island A man’s right foot; size 11 Nike (same person as June 16 finding) 49°05′N 123°40′W / 49.083°N 123.667°W / 49.083; -123.667 (February 8, 2008)
May 22, 2008 Kirkland Island A known woman’s right foot; blue-and-white New Balance sneaker (same person as November 11 finding) 49°06′39″N 123°05′44″W / 49.110905°N 123.095627°W / 49.110905; -123.095627 (May 22, 2008)
June 16, 2008 Westham Island A man’s left foot (same person as February 8 finding) 49°05′N 123°09′W / 49.083°N 123.15°W / 49.083; -123.15 (June 16, 2008)
August 1, 2008 Near Pysht, Washington A right foot
November 11, 2008 Richmond A known woman’s left foot (same person as May 22 finding)
October 28, 2009 Richmond A man’s right foot
August 27, 2010 Whidbey Island A juvenile or female’s foot
December 5, 2010 Tacoma A foot of a juvenile or a small adult inside a boy’s size 6 Ozark Trail hiking boot

According to Wikipedia:

…finding feet and not the rest of the bodies has been deemed unusual. Finding two feet has been given a “million to one odds” and has thus been described as “an anomaly”.[3] The finding of the third foot made it the first time three such discoveries had been made so close to each other.[5] The fourth discovery caused speculation about human interference and, statistically, was called “curious”,

Police in Tacoma, Washington say the latest foot discovery could possibly belong to a child.

A  woman who has been following the case since the first severed foot was discovered,  is  preparing to publish a book titled, Someone Else’s Shoes with her own theory of where the feet are coming from.

What’s your theory?

Previously:

Another Possible Human Foot Has Washed Ashore In Canada

Could the Canada Bus Slayer And The Floating, Severed Feet Be Related?

Sixth Severed Foot Found On Washington Shore

One Of The Severed Feet Found On Canadian Shore Identified

A New Twist In The Severed Feet Case

Freaky: Fifth Severed Foot Washes Ashore On British Columbia Coast

Severed Feet Washing Up On B.C. Coast

Shock Audio: Malik Zulu Shabazz Crows about Meeting With the “A-Man From Iran”: “The Kingdom of Heaven (For The Black Nation)…Will Be Seen Right Here Before Your Very Eyes”

I remember reading the reports that members of the New Black Panthers and Louis Farrakhan had met with Ahmadinejad while he was in NYC, last September, and thinking, “nothing good will come of this…”

I have no idea how Pam Key found this:

What the freak? Is he talking about building alliances with our enemies, and securing raw materials to over-throw America?

Is that what I just heard, there?

Incidentally, the name, Malik Shabazz, has shown up on the White House Visitors log, although the White House denies that one is the New Black Panther, Shabazz – because as you know, “Malik Shabazz” is such a common name.

Hat tip:Gateway Pundit

Video: December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse

This amazing video of the December blizzard was taken by Michael Black in Belmar, New Jersey, using a Canon DLSR on tripod with remote timer taking a photo once every five minutes.  The time frame is approximately 20 hours in 40 seconds.

CNN’s interview with Black about the video,  here.

Hat tip: Retired Geezer.

Video:I’m in Love with Friedrich Hayek

How’s everyone’s post-Christmas, pre-New Years going? Keeping busy? Are we taking down our trees yet?

I’m thinking about it…while I get caught up on laundry, and watch my seven year old drag all his new toys into the living room, (again) and look for something to blog about….

Oh, here’s something! An original song by Dorian Electra. Filmed by Clara Lee, Madeline Scholl, and Ciaran Finlayson:

Lyrics:

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Video: British meteorologist and Astrophysicist, Piers Corbyn Interviewed On Fox

Here’s a video of the  little-known (’til now) British meteorologist and astrophysicist, Piers Corbyn, a global warming skeptic who’s been getting some notoriety in the blogosphere of late.

Corbyn’s website, Weather Action, is here.

His Twitterfeed, here.

Thanks to iOWNTHEWORLD

Linked by Ace of Spades HQ, thanks!

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Video: Study Shows U of Maryland and WordPublicOpinion Most Misinformed About 2010 Election

And MSNBC viewers, I forgot to mention them.

I’m swiping this video from Ace, and posting it here, because it quite simply needs to go viral. Apparently, some worthless University of Maryland and WorldPublicOpinion.org poll that revealed Fox News viewers are misinformed, went viral in the left-wing blogosphere. As we all know,  “studies” that show conservatives are crazy, stupid, or uninformed are like catnip to these people, and they eagerly swallow whatever lefty propaganda is cooked up.

Lee Doren of How The World Works demonstrates why the results of this study are completely bogus:

Kudos to Lee Doren.

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Report: Sec of State Clinton Stepping Down To Be Replaced By Bill Richardson

A new round of reports circulating the intertubes has Hills stepping down to spend more time with her family:

… if the reports prove to be accurate, could Ms. Clinton’s decision foretell a presidential run in 2012? Clinton said in early November that she had no intention of running for president in 2012 or 2016, according to a Reuters report. President Obama has been experiencing a rebound in polls, according to Politico – and a move by Clinton to step down could potentially open her up to a VP ticket with Mr. Obama. But this is merely speculation.

There were reports back in October that Obama had offered Clinton the VP spot, but she dismissed the reports and claimed to have no interest in the position:

“I have no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on because we have no time, so much to do,” Clinton told a Wednesday summit in Washington called “The Most Powerful Woman” sponsored by “Fortune.”

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Along with Clinton the White House is throwing cold water on the speculation.

“There’s absolutely nothing to it,” said senior adviser David Axelrod when asked about the idea on Tuesday night.

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also denied any talks of a potential switch, calling it a “headscratcher” and that it’s “not a discussion” at this time.


In Demspeak, all of those denials mean that it’s definitely on the table.

Clinton edged out Sarah Palin as 2010′s Most Admired Woman, (God only knows why) – which would make Obama/Clinton the 2012 dream ticket for Dems.

See also:

The Classical Conservative: NM Gov Bill Richardson to replace Hillary Clinton at State Dept?

UPDATE:

See Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot for more on the ethically challenged and gaffe-prone Richardson.



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Monday Links: Climate Fraud Edition

As winter storms and record cold temps bare down on much of the northern hemisphere, UN approved climate scientists and their allies in the media give us their one-size-fits-all explanation: global warming.

As Doug Ross notes, “some junior cub propagandist at The New York Times named Judah Cohen is in full Blizzard Explanation Mode.

The esteemed New York Times, preferred public relations newsletter of the Democrat Party, is literally lying its ass off to cover for the United Nations’ disastrous global warming scam.

What is supposed to pass for science at the “newspaper of record” are quotes like: “We’re freezing not in spite of climate change but because of it.”

And IBD describes  The Abiding Faith Of Warm-mongers:

No matter what happens, it always confirms their basic premise that the world is getting hotter. The weather turns cold and wet? It’s global warming, they say. Weather turns hot? Global warming. No change? Global warming. More hurricanes? Global warming. No hurricanes? You guessed it.

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Why do we continue to listen to warmists when they’re so wrong? Maybe it’s because their real agenda has nothing to do with climate change at all. Earlier this month, attendees of a global warming summit in Cancun, Mexico, concluded, with virtually no economic or real scientific support, that by 2020 rich nations need to transfer $100 billion a year to poor nations to help them “mitigate” the adverse impacts of warming.

This is what global warming is really about — wealth redistribution by people whose beliefs are basically socialist. It has little or nothing to do with climate. If it did, we might pay more attention to Piers Corbyn, a little-known British meteorologist and astrophysicist who has a knack for correctly predicting weather changes. Indeed, as London’s Mayor Boris Johnson recently noted, “He seems to get it right about 85% of the time.”

How does he do it? Unlike the U.N. and government forecasters, Corbyn pays close attention to solar cycles that, as it turns out, correlate very closely to changes in climate. Not only are we not headed for global warming, Corbyn says, we may be entering a “mini ice age” similar to the one that took place from 1450 A.D. to 1850 A.D.

For more on Piers Corbyn, see The American Thinker: The Winner of This Year’s ‘Best Climate Predictor’ Award (Clue: It Wasn’t Al Gore!)

Back in November, when the Met Office was still doing its “mild winter” schtick, Corbyn said it would be the coldest for 100 years. Indeed, it was back in May that he first predicted a snowy December, and he put his own money on a white Christmas about a month before the Met Office made any such forecast. He said that the Met Office would be wrong about last year’s mythical “barbecue summer”, and he was vindicated. He was closer to the truth about last winter, too.

He seems to get it right about 85 per cent of the time and serious business people – notably in farming – are starting to invest in his forecasts. In the eyes of many punters, he puts the taxpayer-funded Met Office to shame. How on earth does he do it? He studies the Sun.

Here’s a fatalistic Lord Monckton, sounding the alarm on the agreement that came out of the  Global Warming Summit in Cancun:

After Cancun, world government is a fact. It is here. It is real. It is costly. It is unelected. It is powerful. It will grow. It will be resented. It will be hated. But it will not easily be dislodged.

It is easy to establish a bureaucracy, provided that one has – as the Secretariat has – near-unlimited amounts of other people’s money to pay for it. But it is all but impossible to kill a bureaucracy once it has become established, except by revolution.

How will the world government develop? The EU, whose officials were present at Cancun in unbecomingly large numbers, is the role-model. Once a sufficient critical mass of taxpayers’ cash and governments’ consent has been won – and, at Cancun, the Secretariat won all that it had so long planned for, and more – the momentum of the panjandrum becomes unstoppable, like a snowball rolling down an endless slope, growing ever larger as it crushes everything in its wake.

Just like the FCC internet power grab, which took place right before Christmas, changes will not be noticed at first. This is how the left operates…

Congress will still be elected, but it will increasingly be subject to and answerable to the new world power. Few will notice at first: the media will not – will not – tell them.

This is what he had been warning us about since the Fall of 2009, and apparently it came to pass in Cancun.

Two more articles worth reading at Watts up With That?

Things we don’t know – about climate by Paul Murphy:

So what do we know? We know that many of the people warning us of the horrible consequences of human caused global warming haven’t been the disinterested scientists they’ve pretended to be – basically from Hansen and Jones to Gore and Waxman most of the more deeply committed have shown themselves deeply corrupted. That’s sad, but even sadder is the hidden reality: that knowing Mann and Bradley made up the hockey stick to defend a lie doesn’t tell us anything about global climate change – it just tells us things we didn’t want to know about them.

Most people, of course, know the numbers don’t work but rationalize accepting alarmist conclusions anyway because they think that “greenhouse science” – the belief that increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will cause traumatic global warming – is settled; and so see the lack of response to increasing atmospheric CO2 in weather data as a reflection on the quality of the data, not the theory.

Basically these people assume the wolf to justify the alarm: picturing Gore et al as yelling “Wolf!” because “greenhouse science” proves the wolf – and then excusing the business of rather obviously drawing improbable conclusions from inadequate data as laudable and necessary moral sacrifice by experts committed to rousing the rest of us to action.

Unfortunately the science on greenhouse gas effects is not only not settled, the claims made for it seem rather more likely to be wrong than right.

Climate Change and the Corruption of Science: Where did it all go wrong?

Bernie Lewin examines why climate science was able to become so corrupted. One reason:

Noble Cause or ‘Virtuous’ Corruption

The legitimation of activist-science helps to promote what is called ‘noble cause corruption’. This is the term used in the context of criminal investigations, where, for example, evidence might be planted in order to convict a criminal of a crime that the investigator has no doubt he committed. (Such corruption is portrayed famously by Orson Welles in A Touch of Evil.) As this sort of corruption manifests in the sciences, Aynsley Kellow has labelled it ‘virtuous corruption.’ This is where we would have scientists genuinely believing in the truth of AGW quite prepared to manipulate, distort and misrepresent their research in order to promote this truth in the face of formidable opposition from powerful vested interests (read: ‘Big Oil’ etc) attempting to obscure the truth with their own distortions, misrepresentations and lies.

Some choice snarkage from Doug Ross: This Just In: President Obama To Receive Nobel Prize In Physics For His Achievement In Containing Global Warming

On June 3, 2008, then-candidate Obama predicted these dramatic, curative changes: “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

It’s time to reward the President for his prescience and leadership in helping defeat the scourge of global warming. Only the Nobel Prize of Physics is a prestigious enough award for his work.

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Nice Deb Makes Doug Ross’s Fabulous 50!

That’s what I’m talkin’ about

Doug Ross started his Fabulous 50 list last year, and this year, Nice Deb has been nominated won!

No debate. No nominations. Just facts. Immutable truths, carved in stone for all of human history.

 

Winner - 2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Pretty darn impressive, eh?

What an honor to share the prize of “Best up and coming Political analyst”  with the always edifying and entertaining Pundit and Pundette, and to be included with such an amazing group of esteemed bloggers. Click on the badge to see who else won.

Congratulations to all on the list, and thank you, Doug Ross, (and Biff Spackle) for everything you do.

A Lost Cause If Ever There Was One

Nancy Pelosi is trying to get some help on becoming more likable:

“Lawmakers say she is consulting marketing experts about building a stronger brand. The most prominent of her new whisperers is Steven Spielberg, the Hollywood director whose films have been works of branding genius. Lawmakers said Spielberg has not reported to Pelosi with a recommendation.”

I’m not sure why it takes a “marketing expert” to tell her the obvious: Stop being  a dishonest political hack.

And stop making ridiculous statements… People tend to frown on that.

The following are six stunningly obtuse statements from Pelosi from just the past couple of years. She should avoid making statements like these in the future:

1. “We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it”.

This stunning demonstration of political condescension was meant to calm the fears of the public – trust themthey know what’s good for us…

What lurks within the House and Senate health care bills will be revealed in the fullness of time, and it’s really good for us if we only knew better.

2. “This initiative is funded by the high end – we call it Astroturf It’s not really a grassroots movement.”

Just gut-wrenching hypocrisy -Astroturf is all the Dem Socialists know, so naturally she accuses her political opposition of what her side does in spades.

3. “Every week we don’t pass a Stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”

Yeah, she actually said that.

4. I’m confident…I’m hopeful  that we’ll have a (health care) bill as a Christmas present for the American people.

This, after polls were showing a majority of the American people were against it, after several weeks of bruising (for Dems) town hall meetings in which citizens voiced their opposition to the bill, and after hundreds of thousands showed up in Washington to protest the bill…

5.. You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.

At the time, 61% of the American people were saying it was time for Congress to scrap ObamaCare.

6.“Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program”

Imagine how many jobs we could create if everyone quit their jobs!    Wait…..

To quote Doug Powers:

“In the real world, demonstrating lunacy of this magnitude is known as a “cry for help” and an intervention involving large nets, straight-jackets and electric shock therapy is in order. But not in Washington, DC, where free-range crazies are allowed to pick pockets, loot futures, and all too often get re-elected”.

Tragically, she was re-elected, and House Dems voted to keep her as their leader.

Yep.

Seems to me they all could use some help “improving their brands”. What that generally means for Dem Socialists is, “better messaging”…or in common parlance, “better lies”. Which brings us back to what I said at the beginning about dishonest political hacks. I guess Democrats call on  marketing experts to help them with their lies.

I think it’s a lost cause, myself.

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I expanded this post over at NewsReal Blog: Top 10 Most Outrageous Quotes From Nancy Pelosi

 

 

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Your Sunday Hymn: Away In A Manger

This is from a Christmas Celtic Woman performance  in Dublin, Ireland in 2007:

 

 

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