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.

MORE:

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

 

 

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