Archive for December 6th, 2009

UK Daily Mail — Mafia ‘number two’ is captured by Italian police

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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Military historian Ralph Peters on Obama, “It’s as if, during World War 2, we’d told the Japanese and Germans that we really meant business, but intended to quit by 1944.”

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

New Hampshire Union Leader editorial — A hot scandal: Climate science cooked?

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

What would it take for global warming’s chorus of Chicken Littles to stop screaming for a moment and admit that there is a possibility they might be mistaken?

California shows the way, down — Orange County Register editorial

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Once the envy of the other 49 states, California has become the measure of failure. Historically a trend-setter, once again, as California goes, so may go the nation.

The Pew Center on the States recently completed an extensive study of the 50 state governments and found California in the worst straits, but also discovered nine other states have joined us in a condition of “fiscal peril.”

The Climate-Change Travesty — George Will

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON — With 20,000 delegates, advocates and journalists jetting to Copenhagen for planet Earth’s last chance, the carbon footprint of the global warming summit will be the only impressive consequence of the climate change meeting. Its organizers had hoped it would produce binding caps on emissions, global taxation to redistribute trillions of dollars, and micromanagement of everyone’s choices.

Forbes — If primary care physicians become extinct, it’s patients who will suffer.

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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UK Telegraph — At last people are telling David Cameron that his bunny-hugging has the potential to cause extreme economic and political damage, writes Simon Heffer.

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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Gordon Brown attacks ‘flat-earth’ climate change sceptics

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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Wash Post — Illinois prison likely to house Gitmo detainees

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

CHICAGO – Despite opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is signaling that a state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., will probably become the new home for scores of terrorism suspects now housed at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Science is on the Credibility Bubble — Daniel Henninger

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

I don’t think most scientists appreciate what has hit them. This isn’t only about the credibility of global warming. For years, global warming and its advocates have been the public face of hard science. Most people could not name three other subjects they would associate with the work of serious scientists. This was it. The public was told repeatedly that something called “the scientific community” had affirmed the science beneath this inquiry. A Nobel Prize was bestowed (on a politician).

SHERMAN FREDERICK, Las Vegas Review Journal: Reid’s chances look really dim

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

A fresh poll, conducted last week by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C., for the state’s largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, shows Reid’s approval rating again stuck at a dismal 38 percent. This will disappoint a Reid camp that has furiously saturated the airwaves with advertising to, as the campaign puts it, “reintroduce” Harry to Nevada voters.

Apparently Nevadans didn’t need a reintroduction. Reid’s getting the thumbs down from 49 percent of Nevada voters — the same high level as the start of the year.

The Worst Possible Afghan Policy — David Warren

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Gen. Stanley McChrystal gets three-quarters of the troops he requested, but no clear approval of the missions he wanted them for, which included more aggressive and continuous attacks on Taliban sanctuaries.

Leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit show how the world’s weightiest climate data has been distorted, says Christopher Booker

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

I will only add two footnotes to this real-life new version of the old story. One is that, as we can see from the CRU’s website, the largest single source of funding for all its projects has been the European Union, which at Copenhagen will be more insistent than anyone that the world should sign up to what amounts to the most costly economic suicide note in history.

PJM — Dutch: Al Gore Wrong on Snows of Kilimanjaro

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Professor Sinninghe Damste’s research, as discussed on the site of the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research (DOSR) – a governmental body – shows that the icecap of Kilimanjaro was not the result of cold air but of large amounts of precipitation which fell at the beginning of the Holocene period, about 11,000 years ago.

The melting and freezing of moisture on top of Kilimanjaro appears to be part of “a natural process of dry and wet periods.” The present melting is not the result of “environmental damage caused by man.”

RedState: Will Google be Neutral and Transparent with its new service?

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

So here’s the question: Will Google obey its own Google/Obama/Genachowski Net Neutrality principles, or will Google Public DNS be as non-neutral and non-transparent as every single other service Google provides? Will Google deny DNS forwarding for any domain they deem a ‘spammer’ and deny ‘Pagerank’ to?

The world awaits an answer.

A corrupt cabal of global warming alarmists are exposed by a massive document leak — Steven F. Hayward

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

As in the furor over Dan Rather’s fabricated documents about George W. Bush’s National Guard service back in 2004, bloggers have been swarming over the material and highlighting the bad faith, bad science, and possibly even criminal behavior (deleting material requested under Britain’s Freedom of Information Act and perhaps tax evasion) of a small group of highly influential climate scientists. As with Rathergate, diehard climate campaigners are repairing to the “fake but accurate” defense–what these scientists did may be unethical or deeply biased, they say, but the science is settled, don’t you know, so move along, nothing to see here. There are a few notable exceptions, such as Guardian columnist George Monbiot, who in the past has trafficked in the most extreme climate mongering: “It’s no use pretending that this isn’t a major blow,” Monbiot wrote in a November 23 column. “The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. .  .  . I’m dismayed and deeply shaken by them. .  .  . I was too trusting of some of those who provided the evidence I championed. I would have been a better journalist if I had investigated their claims more closely.” Monbiot has joined a number of prominent climate scientists in demanding that the CRU figures resign their posts and be excluded from future climate science work. The head of the CRU, Phil Jones, announced last week that he will temporarily step down pending an investigation.

Only 42% Want Federal Government to Address Health Care Reform — Rasmussen

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of voters believe the federal government should be addressing health care reform while 23% prefer reforms at the state government level. (more…)

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Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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Nick Jordan’s State Senator Endorses Patricia Lightner Over Nick Jordan

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Benjamin Hodge writes at RedCounty.com:

A few big-government Republicans are attempting to hand-pick former Kansas Senator Nick Jordan as the Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

Nick Jordan, who was a state senator through the end of 2008, lost his senate district to incumbent Democratic Congressman Dennis Moore. But conservative Republican Mary Pilcher Cook won that state senate race against her Democratic opponent — and relatively easily (about 55% of the vote) — in a very tough year for Republicans in Johnson County. There are seven senate districts in Johnson County, and forty districts in total across the state.

Senator Pilcher Cook has endorsed former State Representative Patricia Lightner over former Sen. Nick Jordan in the August 2010 Republican primary.

Click here to read more.

Source: SurveyUSA auto-dialing Johnson County voters, doing poll with KCTV5 on Moran versus Tiahrt

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

We’ll let you know more, as it’s available.