December 08, 2018
Climate Change News has published a helpful glossary of technical terms that it thinks are most important during the Katowice, Poland "climate summit.” Analyzing the list reveals a great deal about what is really going on there. For starters, not one word in this glossary addresses climate change. The 30,000 activists, bureaucrats and other "forward thinking” folks at the IPCC confab are actually designing a New World Order, not saving the planet. Their real focus is on how they will change the world, who is going to pay for that – and who is going to be in charge.
Science and logic analyst David Wojick explains it all in this revealing article – which outlines how the UN and its minions are using "climate change” as a smokescreen for planetary governance.more...
Equality is the chief faux virtue of our time. Our obsession with it brings to mind the great G.K. Chesterton’s , "The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.”
Long ago the West erred by exalting "equality” at, ultimately, quality’s — and sanity’s — expense. In fact, it’s at a point where boys claiming girlhood are allowed in girls’ bathrooms and locker areas based on equality dogma. How do we correct this mistake? First, stop connedservative and realize that few people have pondered equality deeply and that, of those who have, few actually believe in it.
Let’s start with what most already reject: seeking equality of outcome. We so often hear, for example, that growing income disparities must be eliminated. Not only does this imply big-government redistributionism, but does "inequality” actually tell us anything relevant?
Consider: Imagine two tennis centers training children. After a given period, all the kids at the first are advanced beginners. At the second, there are some advanced beginners, a large group comprising varied intermediates, a decent-size set of advanced players and a few approaching tournament caliber. Which center exhibits more equality?
Now, at which are the kids faring far better on average?
| Jack Kemp
Frexit? French protesters call for EU
exit as Macron fails to control
deadly Paris riots
|Daily Express [UK], by Alessandra Scotto di Santolo Original Article|
|12/8/2018 9:08:11 AM|
| Yellow vest protesters in Paris have been
calling for France
to leave the European Union as President Emmanuel Macron
struggles to control the deadly riots currently shutting down
the capital. The yellow vest protests in the French capital
escalated on Saturday with protesters firing tear gas canisters
against police officers and holding up banners calling for
France to leave the European Union. More than 400 people
have already been arrested with thousands of protesters
breaking police barriers to inundate the streets of Paris.
The so-called gilets jaunes have been protesting against
French President Emmanuel Macon´s policies for the
END OF QUOTE
In honor of these French "Yellow Vests" defying the Macron
government, we will post here a link to the Marseillaise, the
French National Anthem with the words in both French and
English for our readers. The words that talk about standing
bravely against tyranny have rarely been as appropriate as
they are today in this current stand against the European
Go to La Marseillaise here.
They're doing it again!
As I've recently chronicled, the Intersectional Left, that merry band of endlessly chipping shoulders, has declared war on the duet Baby it's Cold Outside, and have driven the post-War song from the airwaves in many places. This is part of a general War on Christmas that Conservatives have been resisting for some time (which includes saying "Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, the almost total banishment of religious Christmas songs, and a plethora of other things - like calling it a "winter holiday" or banning Nativity scenes in public places.) Every time we think they have reached Peak Scrooge they manage to dig deep and find just a little more in them.
Now they are going after the Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer television special. more...
December 07, 2018
A very disturbed woman is forcing her eight year old son to receive sex change treatments against his will. And a judge has refused the boy's father's request that she stop.
The Right Scoop has the story:
"Meet James, a healthy 6 year old American boy.
His mother decided her son James (whom she calls "Luna”) is actually a transgender girl, and the Texas court has sided with the mom.
If the mother wins JAMES WILL BE FORCED TO UNDERGO CHEMICAL CASTRATION AT EIGHT YEARS OLD " more...
Our old friend Daren Jonescu chronicles a study by Yale that shows liberals speak more condescendingly to minorities than do Conservatives.
From the Yale report:
According to new research by Cydney Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Yale SOM, white liberals tend to downplay their own verbal competence in exchanges with racial minorities, compared to how other white Americans act in such exchanges. The study is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
While many previous studies have examined how people who hold racial bias behave in multi-racial settings, few have studied how whites who are more well-intentioned interact with people of other races. "There’s less work that explores how well-intentioned whites try to get along with racial minorities,” Dupree says. "We wanted to know their strategies for increasing connections between members of different social groups—and how effective these strategies are.” more...
President Trump will appoint William Barr as Attorney General. Barr served in that capacity under George H.W. Bush.
According to Fox News:
"Barr led the Justice Department under Bush from 1991 to 1992, and currently works at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm in Washington.
Prior to serving under Bush as attorney general, Barr was deputy attorney general and led the Office of Legal Counsel.
According to his biography, he served in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 1977. more...
If you ask me, her support in the Native American community was likely rather shaky already.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is reportedly starting to express concerns about releasing the results of a DNA test from October examining her possible Native American ancestry.
Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said she believes it’s important to be transparent and didn’t appear to regret releasing the results when talking to reporters Thursday.
"So, I have put it all out, in public, I've put out 10 years of tax returns, my hiring records and DNA tests all out there on the internet for anybody to see,” she said.
However, behind the scenes, Warren is reportedly expressing some concern she might have put her relationship with the Native American community in jeopardy, the New York Times reported. Outside advisers told the newspaper Warren will have to plan to repair any damage and may have to issue an apology statement all while confronting the issue on the 2020 campaign trail.
As the old-time newsboys used to yell, "read all about it" at https://www.foxnews.com/politics/warren-expressing-concern-about-releasing-dna-analysis-on-native-american-heritage-report-says
Warren was criticized for conducting the tests and was accused of succumbing to attacks from President Trump – who has repeatedly called her "Pocahontas" in his campaign-style rallies and on social media.
The results reportedly revealed "strong evidence” that Warren had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations, according to the Boston Globe.
According to the analysis, if Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother were Native American, Warren would be considered 1/64 Native American. Should Warren’s ancestor date back 10 generations, the senator would be only 1/1,024 Native American.
Warning -- gag alert: the article contains a large photo of Perez and Keith Ellison. View with care.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays.
Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because "people buy” what they hear at church.
"And we all have to make sure that we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at the local level or Fox at the national level,” Perez said at an event for Demand Justice, a left-wing political group.
"I’ve learned this from the outreach we’ve done at the DNC. Why aren’t we penetrating, I ask? And I had someone in northwest Wisconsin tell me: ‘You know what? For most of the people I know, their principle sources of information are Fox News, the NRA newsletter and the pulpit on Sunday.’ And it should come as a surprise to no-one that our message doesn’t penetrate,” Perez continued.
"It should come as a surprise to no-one that that person has elevated the issue of courts to the top because that person on the pulpit is saying ‘ignore everything else that this person has done and is doing, we have to focus on one issue of Roe vs. Wade.’ And people buy it. Because that’s their only source,” Perez asserted. (RELATED: Tom Perez Says Obama Is Still America’s ‘Real President’)
California has mandated that all new homes be built with rooftop solar panels.
According to Fox News:
"The provisions add an estimated $10,000 to the cost of building a single-family home – including more than $8,400 for installing solar and roughly $1,500 for energy efficiency. Proponents of these requirements, however, say the 30-year lifespan of the solar panels will offset the utility bills. A solar-industry representative cited by the Register said the net savings would come out to roughly $500 a year:
This with California home prices double the median average. And solar panels generate huge amounts of carbon dioxide to build, and have to be imported, usually from China. And they don't work in cloudy weather, or at night. They also won't work when the air is full of smoke from the forest fires that result from not culling the forest areas of dead timber. Nice.
California seems determined to kill her economy and drive people away.
Morons and cowards across the country are joining in the ban on "Baby it's cold outside". According to CBS News:
"Following the lead of several other radio stations in the United States and Canada, Bay Area radio station KOIT said it was banning the holiday staple "Baby, It's Cold Outside," CBS San Francisco reports. Many listeners have said the song heard on countless holiday playlists is inappropriate in the #MeToo era — but others are outraged the classic tune has been taken off the air.
Penned by "Guys and Dolls" writer Frank Loesser in 1944, the song's lyrics describe a woman trying extricate herself from a date and saying "no, no, no," while a man insists that she stays as he moves in closer, pours her more alcohol, and warns about the weather outside. Critics of the song say the lyrics promote date rape.
"I made the decision, it's off for now," Brian Figula, program manager at KOIT radio told CBS San Francisco, adding he is considering leaving the ultimate decision up to the people.
Since Figula announced the decision, the station has received many angry emails and social media posts from people upset with the decision, accusing the station of political correctness.
"They're upset!" said KOIT radio DJ Freska Griarte who has heard from lots of listeners from phone calls and social media posts.
"They're like, 'why are you guys doing this? What is going on? It's just a song. While for some people, it means something more," Griarte said.
"I could definitely see where it's a little uncomfortable when you think about the lyric"
Uh, no; this is not a case of a "woman trying to extricate herself from a date". This is a case of a woman - a woman with 1940's scruples - wanting to stay but playing hard to get. It's not just a common human behavior, one that goes back to the mists of time, but is in fact a behavior often seen in the animal kingdom as well. It's the kind of playful chasing that is at the core of courtship.
See my post on this here.
We need to boycott any station that caves to this. The way the Progressive Left advances is by attacking in spots and we do nothing. That has to stop. And businesses have to be more afraid of us than they are of them. It realy is that simple.
On a personal note; I've never liked this song, but I'll be damned if I'm going to allow the lunatic left to take it from us for ridiculous politiclaly correct reasons.
"In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run it is a weighing machine.”
Benjamin Graham – Investor, economist, professor 1894-1976
So, what's going on with the roller coaster ride on the market these days? The markets seem all over the map, with both bad and good signs that are nigh unto cryptic.
I once got into an argument on WABC talk radio with Curtis Sliwa's former wife Lisa. I merely said that his wife made my point while I was on hold and she went into this rant about how women are superior, etc. At that point, on the air, I called the (then) Lisa Sliwa a "female chauvinist sow." I can say the same of Sen. Gillibrand. Article author Karol Markowicz, speaking as a woman, says something similar but gives many instructive reasons why Gillibrand is devisive and not constructive in our nation's politics. Essentially, Gillibrand is calling all males "Deplorables."
Gillibrand's own sons have no place in her "future"
From the article:
December 06, 2018
For the third straight year the life expectancy of the American People has declined.
According to the Governmental Center for Disease Control (you know, the people who told us it was our duty to bring Ebola sufferers into the U.S.) the American life expectancy declined as a result of a variety of factors. The U.S. is the only First World country losing life expectancy.
As the Smithsonian article notes: more...
Here's a good little chuckle from the wacko-birds. Peta has suggested PC substitutes to animal phrases to avoid "speciesism".
You can't make this stuff up.
Political correctness has stifled speech to the point where nobody can use language in any meaningful way, and now we have to worry about offending our furry and feathery friends, who really don't give a flying frick.
The Progressives have completely lost their minds.
The bird-brains at PETA tweeted this out:
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta)
They suggest saying things like:
Instead of saying ‘kill two birds with one stone’, people should instead say ‘feed two birds with one scone’. Or in place of the phrase ‘beat a dead horse’, PETA recommends saying ‘feed a fed horse.’
My, how the fur will fly over this! Can anyone say "Cuckoo"?
The XFL, the football league planned to compete with the NFL, has announced its inaugural eight teams. Among them are my hometown, St. Louis Missouri.
Fox Business dishes:
"XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said the league will focus on maintaining a fast-paced, safer on-field product with fewer game stoppages and penalties. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower” than other U.S. professional sports leagues, he added. The league will begin play on Feb. 8, 2020, the weekend after that year’s Super Bowl.
The eight XFL teams will be based in New York, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington, D.C. Games will take place at the following venues: MetLife Stadium in New Jersey; Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas; TDECU Stadium in Houston; StubHub Center in Carson, California; The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis; CenturyLink Field in Seattle; Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay; and Audi Field in Washington. more...
Ocasio-Cortez Says She Plans to Pay Her Interns. Here's How Much Per Hour.
A few days ago Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said she believes it's time for her colleagues to pay interns. She came to the realization when she visited a diner in Washington, D.C. for a late night dinner and most of the staff were Capitol Hill workers at their second job.
Now, she says she's going to "walk the walk" by paying her interns at least $15 an hour.
Ocasio-Cortez's chief-of-staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, confirmed that detail with a report from The Washington Post: (Jack's NOTE: You have go to the website to see these comments).
According Pay Our Interns, a nonprofit group, 51 percent of Senate Republicans pay their interns, as opposed to 31 percent of Senate Democrats. On the House side of things, 8 percent of Republicans pay their interns, compared to 3.5 percent of Democrats. And, to make things even more ironic, the majority of Democrats who support a $15/hour minimum wage didn't pay their interns.
Back in September, Congress passed legislation to pay their interns starting next year, The Hill reported. The house appropriated $8 million and the Senate appropriated $5 million for the salaries. .
They say if you can't say anything good about someone you should say nothing. That's why my comments on former President George Herbert Walker Bush were essentially...
I'm going to have to violate that admonition today. Yesterday was an orgy of faux -bonhomie and 3d printer love. The media, who always despised Bush, calling him a war criminal, a CIA tyrant, and a general poopey-head were suddenly overcome with tender emotions for the deceased ex-President, a man they hated in life but now celebrate as the model Republican. He's their model, alright; ineffectual in life and now dead. They so wish it were true of all Republicans.
I can understand the media, at least. They want to increase the Bushite GOP wing. These were the guys who hated the Conservatives as much as the liberals, maybe more. They knifed the Right in the back every chance they had. They see the country class as a bunch of toothless, bib-overall wearing, moonshine swilling hicks who must be led by their three to six fingered hands. If a large number of ambitious people adopt the Bush style then the Democrats have nothing to worry about. The GOP will split along Establishment/Conservative lines and the Establishment wing will betray their voters to be seen as cooperative. In short, they will sell out the base for thirty pieces of silver and good press. This is exactly the kind of Republican the media wants to promote. I understand them. more...
December 05, 2018
Contrary to concerns that increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide could result in catastrophic sea level rise, no real-world evidence supports this fear. In fact, tide gauge and other measurements from multiple locations around the United States and world – dating back a century or more – show that seas have been rising at only four to six inches per century. That’s a far cry from the TEN FOOT rise predicted by climate alarmists like James Hansen and Al Gore.As authors Jay Lehr and Tom Harris also point out, some "sea level rise” is actually the result of land subsidence – and even Obama Undersecretary for Science Steven Koonin has said the rate of global sea-level rise 70 years ago was just "as large as what we observe today.”
From Paul Sperry's "Real Clear Investigations:"
Contrary to media speculation that Robert Mueller is closing in on President Trump, the special prosecutor's plea deal with Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen offers further evidence that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russians during the 2016 election, according to congressional investigators and former prosecutors.
Cohen pleaded guilty last week to making false statements in 2017 to the Senate intelligence committee about the Trump Organization's failed efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Discussions about the so-called Moscow Project continued five months longer in 2016 than Cohen had initially stated under oath.
The nine-page charging document filed with the plea deal suggests that the special counsel is using the Moscow tower talks to connect Trump to Russia. But congressional investigators with House and Senate committees leading inquiries on the Russia question told RealClearInvestigations that it looks like Mueller withheld from the court details that would exonerate the president. They made this assessment in light of the charging document, known as a statement of â€œcriminal informationâ€ (filed in lieu of an indictment when a defendant agrees to plead guilty); a fuller accounting of Cohen's emails and text messages that Capitol Hill sources have seen; and the still-secret transcripts of closed-door testimony provided by a business associate of Cohen.
On page 7 of the statement of criminal information filed against Cohen, which is separate from but related to the plea agreement, Mueller mentions that Cohen tried to email Russian President Vladimir Putin's office on Jan. 14, 2016, and again on Jan. 16, 2016. But Mueller, who personally signed the document, omitted the fact that Cohen did not have any direct points of contact at the Kremlin, and had resorted to sending the emails to a general press mailbox. Sources who have seen these additional emails point out that this omitted information undercuts the idea of a back channel and thus the special counsel's collusion case.
30 queries taking 0.3563 seconds, 126 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.