Friday, July 31, 2009

B.O.'s "health care" bill in a nutshell

If there's one line from the bill that simply and succinctly sums up its absurdity, it's this:
Sec. 441, Pg. 203, Lines 14-15 - “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.”
But what do you expect? It's written and endorsed by Democrats.

More here (PDF file).

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A must-read study on temperature stations

Someone actually went out and did a scientific study of the reliability of the National Weather Services' weather stations all across the country. The results are shocking and maddening. The report is well worth reading in full.

Is the U.S. Temperature Record Reliable? (PDF file)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

How do you know when Obama is lying?

His lips are moving. That's no laughing matter, either. People are losing their jobs and homes because of this lying jerk.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So... What do they use to pay for stuff?

Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving

The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in western Wisconsin, claims the taxpayer-funded engravings would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

The House and Senate passed identical resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave "In God We Trust" and the pledge in prominent places at the entrance for 3 million tourists who visit the Capitol each year.

The OFFICIAL national motto, "In God We Trust," is printed on all our currency. Why aren't these clowns going after that, too? More people see it on our money every day than will ever see it at the Capitol Visitor Center. I just cannot figure these people out.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Algore tries to cover up an inconvenient truth

Via Not Evil Just Wrong.

Speaking in Australia, Algore was asked about a British court ruling that found errors in his "An Inconvenient Truth." His response? Not the least bit surprising:

HEATHER EWART: There was also, though, a British judge who ruled that there were in fact, I think, nine errors when it was challenged in court?

AL GORE: Well, the ruling was in my favour.

That wasn't the question that was asked, Al. As can be seen here, the judge did rule that there were nine (at least!) significant errors in the film. Look for the section "The 'Errors'" starting at the bottom of page 10. The judge also ruled that the film "promotes partisan political views." I guess Algore doesn't want to admit those inconvenient truths.

UPDATE: In reading more about the case, I found that the judge stated after the case, ""I conclude that the claimant substantially won this case by virtue of my finding that, but for the new guidance note, the film would have been distributed in breach of sections 406 and 407 of the 1996 Education Act." So Algore was blatantly lying when he claimed that the ruling was in his favor. Imagine that.

UPDATE 2: Welcome, fellow fans of Michelle! And thanks for the link, Michelle!

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

How Al Franken stole the election

The 'Absentee' Senator

Mr. Franken trailed Mr. Coleman by 725 votes after the initial count on election night, and 215 after the first canvass. The Democrat's strategy from the start was to manipulate the recount in a way that would discover votes that could add to his total. The Franken legal team swarmed the recount, aggressively demanding that votes that had been disqualified be added to his count, while others be denied for Mr. Coleman.

But the team's real goldmine were absentee ballots, thousands of which the Franken team claimed had been mistakenly rejected. While Mr. Coleman's lawyers demanded a uniform standard for how counties should re-evaluate these rejected ballots, the Franken team ginned up an additional 1,350 absentees from Franken-leaning counties. By the time this treasure hunt ended, Mr. Franken was 312 votes up, and Mr. Coleman was left to file legal briefs.

What Mr. Franken understood was that courts would later be loathe to overrule decisions made by the canvassing board, however arbitrary those decisions were. He was right. The three-judge panel overseeing the Coleman legal challenge, and the Supreme Court that reviewed the panel's findings, in essence found that Mr. Coleman hadn't demonstrated a willful or malicious attempt on behalf of officials to deny him the election. And so they refused to reopen what had become a forbidding tangle of irregularities. Mr. Coleman didn't lose the election. He lost the fight to stop the state canvassing board from changing the vote-counting rules after the fact.

Simple math tells you that the recount totals have been manipulated. In such a close election, the recount totals for both candidates should have been proportionately just as close if the process was fair. However, Franken received over 400 more votes than Coleman, blowing proportion out of the water. Had Franken won by a few dozen votes, that would fall well within the realm of possibility in a fair recount. But over 400? Give me a break!

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Actual science again yanks the football away from the environuts

Legless frogs mystery solved

Around the world, frogs are found with missing or misshaped limbs, a striking deformity that many researchers believe is caused by chemical pollution.

However, tests on frogs and toads have revealed a more natural, benign cause.

The deformed frogs are actually victims of the predatory habits of dragonfly nymphs, which eat the legs of tadpoles.

As with the thoroughly disproven premise of "Silent Spring," don't expect this news to make the environmentalists change their tune any time soon.

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