Thursday, February 28, 2008
Barack Obama, AKA Kumbaya Boy, says he wants to fulfill the wet dreams of generations of American leftists by holding precondition-free talks with the thugs in Cuba. Actually, knowing his extreme leftoid predilections, I'm sure he plans to overachieve.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I was thinking of Buckley just the other day and, in particular, one of his earlier books (I believe it was Inveighing We Will Go) where he extolled the virtues of the Swiss confederation and its monthly rotating presidency. There the average citizen was unlikely to even know the name of the current President while in the United States a large group of people of the leftish persuasion constantly look to the President for some sort of salvation. The peculiar and scary Obama cult makes his point all too clear.
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.
No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.
A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.
Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases.
If man-made greenhouse gases have any discernible effect at all except in the computer models of aspiring socialists.
The hustlers have been trying to substitute "climate change" for "global warming" as their problem has become increasingly evident, but with minimal success as even the dopiest general citizen is aware that d'oh, you can't have it both ways. What I want to know, is when the ecoweenies will apologize for trying to foist this egregious fraud off on us. I'm not holding my breath.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I had to laugh over yesterday's furor about Hillary's campaign circulating a snap of Barack Obama in a native Somali Muslim outfit and the associated media handwringing over "divisiveness". Heck, the trip to Africa and donning fancy dress are a major part of Obama's foreign policy experience.
Instead, what should make you wonder about divisiveness is Obama's continuing and fervent membership in the strange and racist Trinity United Church of Christ which practices a very odd brand of Christianity. In fact, they bear much the same goofy relationship to Christianity that Louis Farrakahn and the Nation of Islam bear to Islam and I guess that it's no surprise that they love each other. Last year Trinity gave Farrakahn a Lifetime Achievement award and now Farrakhan has endorsed Obama:
Addressing a crowd of some 20,000 people at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day celebration, Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama represents the "hope of the entire world" that the United States will become a better neighbor to other nations. "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better," he said. "This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."Click through for some of Farrakhan's greatest hits including:
Farrakhan also has a long, well-documented history of venom-laced references to the "white devils" and Jewish "bloodsuckers" who purportedly decimate America's black community from coast to coast. He has referred to Judaism as a "gutter religion," and to Adolf Hitler as "a great man" -- though he later claimed that he had meant only that Hitler was "wickedly great." He has made innumerable statements depicting whites and Jews as loathsome, racist oppressors of blacks.You can think of reasons why a wingnut like Louis Farrakhan would like Barack Obama, but why is Obama part of a church that idolizes Louis Farrakhan? One has to assume that Obama has no problem with Farrakhan's ravings.
In August 1997, the New York Amsterdam News quoted Farrakhan stating, "A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgment of God has been rendered and she must be destroyed."