Daily Archives: December 24, 2009

God Sends the Gift to His Creation. Happy Christmas

 Luke 2

   1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
   2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
   3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
   4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
   5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
   6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
   7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
   8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
   9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
   10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
   11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
   12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
   13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
   14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
   15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
   16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
   17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
   18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
   19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
   20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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A Different Kind of Christmas Poem: God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
 I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
 My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
 My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
 Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
 Transforming the yard to a winter delight. 
 The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
 Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
 My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
 Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
 In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
 So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
 But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
 Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
 My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
 And I crept to the door just to see who was near. 
 Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
 A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
 A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
 Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
 Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
 Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child. 
 “What are you doing?” I asked without fear,
 “Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
 Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
 You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
 For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
 Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light
 Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
 I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
 “It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
 That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
 I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
 My Gramps died at ‘ Pearl on a day in December,”
 Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
 My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘ Nam ‘,
 And now it is my turn and so, here I am. 
 I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
 But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
 Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
 The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
 I can live through the cold and the being alone,
 Away from my family, my house and my home. 
 I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
 I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
 I can carry the weight of killing another,
 Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
 Who stand at the front against any and all,
 To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.” 
 ”  So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
 Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
 “But isn’t there something I can do, at the least,
 “Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
 It seems all too little for all that you’ve done,
 For being away from your wife and your son.” 
 Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
 “Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
 To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone,
 To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
 For when we come home, either standing or dead,
 To know you remember we fought and we bled.
 Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
 That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”

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Al Gore’s Recent Lies All Wrapped Up in One Place for Christmas!

By Pete the Banker

Al Gore said last week that Climate change is “…a principle in physics. It’s like gravity. It exists.”
Interesting wasn’t his original Book Title, “Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It”  
So now he talks Climate Change?  Interesting, why isn’t he suggesting Global Warming is “…a principle in physics. It’s like gravity. It exists.”
I’m sure it has nothing to do with the climatic trend in past decade or so?
But given this massive Climate change, and who can forget Gore’s assertion in the movie “The Inconvenient Truth”, 


“A new scientific study shows that for the first time they’re finding polar bears that have actually drowned swimming long distances – up to sixty miles – to find the ice,” Gore says in the movie.

So why have Gore and his ilk recently been reluctant to provide public testimony in Copenhagen from a prominent Polar Bear specialist, Dr. Mitchell Taylor (here)?


“Dr Mitchell Taylor has been researching the status and management of polar bears in Canada and around the Arctic Circle for 30 years, as both an academic and a government employee. More than once since 2006 he has made headlines by insisting that polar bear numbers, far from decreasing, are much higher than they were 30 years ago.”


But then why hear from experts since global warming of course is settled according to our Nobel Laureate, Al Gore (here)


“The science is settled, Gore told the lawmakers. Carbon-dioxide emissions — from cars, power plants, buildings and other sources — are heating the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Settled and “heating the Earth’s atmosphere” sounds ominous but Gore certainly seems to have “firmly established his scientific credentials” in media circles given his expert understanding of “established scientific facts”. However, in the past few weeks Gore must have been the victim of CO2 poisoning from his numerous jet excursions, and has suffered a few significant scientific errors.



Gore recently noted that, “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”  Maslowski when asked about Gore’s comment, “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” … “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”  Perhaps Gore needs to take a chill pill?



Take note of Gore’s recent scientific assertion on the Tonight Show (here), ” but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …”

There can be no question that under Gore’s statement of “scientific fact” that Global Warming will create a Living H*ll on Earth not to mention vaporize all that evil fossil fuel in the Earth’s crust, in place.  We eagerly await Gore’s next book correcting the scientific record, because those Geology books all suggest that the earths core was is a meager 5,000 degrees centigrade, but of course the sun’s core is several million degrees centigrade. 
 
But given Gore’s Nobel Laureate status and penchant for settled science, we on Earth should be thankful he has at least apparently elevated us to “Star” status.

 But then given Gore’s acquired expertise in Polar Bear mortality, one is amazed at his recent erroneous assertion of “rising tree mortality” in the light of IPCC contradictory findings (here)


 “Now to most people, “rising tree mortality” raises the specter of a world with less greenery. But how does real world data compare with the virtual modeled world?”

 According to the IPCC,


 “Satellite data for the real world (not the one Mr. Gore lives in) can help give us an idea.
Globally net primary productivity (NPP) has increased.

 As the IPCC’s WG II report (p. 106) says:


Satellite-derived estimates of global net primary production from satellite data of vegetation indexes indicate a 6% increase from 1982 to 1999, with large increases in tropical ecosystems (Nemani et al., 2003) [Figure 1]. The study by Zhou et al. (2003), also using satellite data, confirm that the Northern Hemisphere vegetation activity has increased in magnitude by 12% in Eurasia and by 8% in North America from 1981 to 1999””

 And finally Gore’s frequent assertions that invading mosquitoes are expanding their habitat range due to Global warming, kind of suffered a scientific setback (here)


 “Al Gore has made bold claims that climate change is aiding the spread of insect-borne diseases.  The science does not support him says Epidemiologist Paul Reiter

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One More Time Around: The Grinches Who Stole American Individualism

The Senate plans to give the 61% of the people who don’t want a government overhaul of health insurance a big Christmas present on Christmas Eve (when you’re not watching): Enslavement to the State. They are the Grinches Who Stole American Individualism.

The left hates “big” business, the right dislikes too much government and the Democrats in Congress have decided on both for this health insurance bill. This isn’t about health care. This is about control and doing things for people in the NAME (only) of “helping” them. It’s like helping the kid who never has to work for anything in the household. If he grows up thinking it should all be handed to him he never appreciates what he’s got and assumes it’s his ‘entitlement.’

This isn’t helping people, this is helping to control them and make them dependent on the state. Where there is more government by definition there is less individual liberty.
Liberals say that conservatives haven’t joined the debate. When you’re not allowed to join the “debate” then there can be no swapping of ideas. Ask Senator DeMint.  But leave that point for a moment, conservative folks don’t like this overhaul because it changes a person’s relationship with their government. The far left loves this change; making people so dependent on the state that they’ll be in obeisance to it. But that’s not what this country was founded on. This country was founded on INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY with the foundation that government worked for the PEOPLE, not the other way around. Freedom is messy. People do all kinds of stupid things such as not buy insurance. For many, it is their own choice not to do it. For people who can’t afford it, we GIVE it to them. But the left doesn’t like people who don’t do what they want them to do. After all, they know what’s “best” for us because they’re so much smarter. Just ask ’em.

When you ‘jack money from the so called rich to fund this debacle, you reduce the number of rich people paying the freight for everything else. And eventually so much money is taken out of EVERYONE’S paycheck that we, in essence, will work for the government.
Just ask the Canadian who called the show the other day and said his ‘free’ health care costs him $28,000 a year. So now he’s not only poorer but he’s a ‘subject’ to the technocracy.

Conservative minded folks (including the GOP) have offered up these fixes to the health insurance industry, which preserve choice, preserve individual freedom, and keep the government out of the doctor’s office:
1. Allow insurance companies to sell across state lines.
2. Reduce mandates on policies to allow a more cafe like choice for individuals.
3. Allow people to buy catastrophic policies.
4. De couple health insurance from employment
5. Allow a tax deduction for buying insurance

The Democrats’ bills in the house and the Senate will include at least an entree to a government take over. This WILL happen. And what will that mean? It will mean that you will have no freedom to choose whether you buy health insurance; you will be fined and possibly imprisoned if you don’t. The ‘state’ will take the premiums out of your paycheck so you won’t even notice how much of it will come out of your check.

The Democrats claim this bill “bends the cost curve down.” This is such an absurd claim that I can’t believe anyone would buy it. I guess the Big Lie continues. The CBO says in the first ten years government costs will go down because they’ll just be taking taxes starting NOW and not paying out anything until 2014. The second ten years is when the program will begin to go in the crapper, just like social security, medicare and medicaid. If you think PERS programs are the programs that ate the budget (such as Oregon’s and California’s), then welcome to ObamaCare.

After this there will be nowhere to go for first world innovative science to cure disease because, if there’s no money in it, companies won’t do it. If there’s no reward for risk, why would they do it? Fewer than 10% of new drugs and innovations comes from government (according to ABC News quoting federal figures). That means 90% of the innovation comes from the private sector which these bills would kill.
People come to the United States for health care because it’s the best in the world. People from these European countries that have the health care the left touts comes HERE for the latest innovations. They come here for the machines and technological advances. It won’t happen overnight, but soon, thanks to the left’s tyrannical control tendencies, there will be no where else to go.

The left will play this vote on Christmas Eve as a great “present” to America. This will go down as the biggest enslavement of the American populace in the history of this country. They give us no prize. They are the Grinches Who Stole American Individualism.

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Give Me An: R! A! C! I! S! M! LINCOLN HIGH BROUGHT LOW BY LIBERAL PC PRINCIPAL PERPETUATING RACISM — BLACK RACISM

by REES LLOYD

The bizare PC black-transgender-cheer leader matter at Lincoln High School evidences how much needs to be done to eliminate racism in America — that is, Black Racism, and racism of politically correct liberalism which perpetuates racism by its apparent belief that Black Racism must be neither named nor tamed in order “not to be racist,” or perceived as racist. In short, Black Racism is good; White Racism is bad. All in violation of the principle that all racism is evil, not matter the color of the perpetrator, no matter the color of the victim.

That principle was at the heart of the civil rights movement when there was one, and before it was corrupted by politically correct liberalism and race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who consistently cow the cowardly liberals of Political Correctness who so fear being perceived as racists (and so fear being sued based thereon) that they smarm their way to charm such despicable hucksters as Jackson and Sharpton and others of their ilk.

Abandonment of the principle that all racism is evil, including black racism, has resulted in the two coaches and all the girls on the Lincoln Cheer Team resigning in a refusal to become complicit in racism, manifestly discriminatory treatment in favor of a transgendering black student who willfully refused to abide by equal application of the team rules and insisted upon being excused from complying with them.

The coaches have lost employment opportunities, and all of the other members of the cheer team  have been detrimentally impacted by discrimination by a PC Principal, including loss of possible scholarships as well as being able to participate in a school activity.

While I admit that I look upon cheer leading with a jaundiced eye — I have told my own daughter that she has too much athletic and academic talent to spend her time cheering for boys engaged in sports, and should instead  spend her time engaged in the sports herself, a la the basketball-playing Sarah Palin who chose to play the sport rather than cheering for the boys playing.  However, I think what Lincoln HS did to deprive these cheer team girls of the opportunity to participate, and perhaps gain scholarships, to be outrageous. 

Why is it praiseworthy for black athletes to have an equal opportunity to participate in sports which may be the key to college, but not equally praiseworthy for non-black cheerleaders to have an equal opportunity to participate in cheer leading teams which may be the key to college for them? 

Can anyone seriously assert the transgendering black boy/girl was not the beneficiary of manifestly unequal application of the “law,” i.e., of the team rules, as he/she received discriminatory favoritism not accorded to all others?

How can the racial aspect of this case be dismissed with almost no public condemnation and demand for reversal? Why is it discussed in whispers and not forthrightly?

If the racial roles were reversed, what would be the response? 

For instance, if one white narcissistic “look-at-me proud heterosexual” insisted on participating in a cheer leading team composed of black homosexuals and transgendered others, and that one white narcissistic look-at-me proud heterosexual refused to follow the rules otherwise prescribed for all other team members, and insisted on describing his sexual exploits to teammates,  and, among other things, threatened to drop teammates in stunts, would there not be a hue and cry by the PC Liberalatti of “racism” if that white narcissist was excused from the rules he blatantly abused; given a “second chance” to return to the team, pertaining to which the principal told the coaches the principal would stand behind them if that team member had to be dismissed from the team again; and, when that team member’s continued transgressions resulted in the coaches removing him/her, the principal violated her agreement and refused to allow that singular team member to be removed, resulting in the two coaches and the entire cheer team resigning, leaving the school with no cheer team?

If all of that transpired but the perpetrator was white and the victims black, would not all the  PC Liberalatti rise in self-righteous outcry to denounce such discriminatory treatment accorded to one team member manifestly based on race? 

Would not there be a rush to the courthouse by breast-beating liberal lawyers  to file lawsuits alleging discrimination in favor of a white causing injury to all the black team members who played by the rules and lost educational, experiential, and scholarship opportunities due to discrimination based upon race?

Would it not be argued that the school board and whose agent the principal is had imposed a racially discriminatory standard in which those who wished to participate in the school-sponsored cheer team must become complicit in racially discriminatory policies in order to participate, which violates not only the specific commands of the federal anti-discrimination statutes, but public policy in general?

I understand that the principal responsible for this outrageous liberal PC  discrimination is a lawyer. She shames both professions.  

I am confident in so alleging because I am confident that I have represented more black Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and white Americans in discrimination cases, and won them, then she could dream of even participating in, notwithstanding covering herself with politically correct liberal goo to in fact carry out a racially discriminatory policy as a lawyer/principal of a high school. There use to be a lyric, “A working class hero is a hard thing to be.” This principal has evidenced that “A politically correct educator is a despicable thing to be.” 

Here again is the simple principle: All racism is evil, no matter the color of the perpetrator, no matter the color of the victim. 

If the principal of Lincoln High cannot live with that fundamental principle and administer the rules of the school equally and without racial discrimination, then she should resign; or be removed by the school board. And the persons leading the call for that result ought to be those whose own anti-racism is tainted by the fake anti-racism of politically correct liberals who are carrying out racially discriminatory policies in the name of anti-racism and civil rights

[Rees Lloyd is a career-long California civil rights lawyer whose work against racism has resulted in awards from such governmental bodies as the Assembly and Senate of the State of California, and the County of Los Angeles; and by unions, including black, asian, Mexican-American, Native-American employee associations; and  profiled by such publications as the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal; and featured on such nationally televised programs as ABC’s “NIghtline,” and “20/20,” and such cable broadcasts as “Hannity & Colmes.”]

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God Sends the Gift to His Creation. Happy Christmas

 Luke 2

   1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
   2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
   3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
   4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
   5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
   6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
   7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
   8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
   9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
   10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
   11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
   12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
   13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
   14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
   15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
   16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
   17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
   18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
   19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
   20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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A Different Kind of Christmas Poem: God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
 I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
 My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
 My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
 Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
 Transforming the yard to a winter delight. 
 The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
 Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
 My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
 Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
 In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
 So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
 But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
 Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
 My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
 And I crept to the door just to see who was near. 
 Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
 A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
 A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
 Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
 Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
 Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child. 
 “What are you doing?” I asked without fear,
 “Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
 Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
 You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
 For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
 Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light
 Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
 I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
 “It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
 That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
 I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
 My Gramps died at ‘ Pearl on a day in December,”
 Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
 My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘ Nam ‘,
 And now it is my turn and so, here I am. 
 I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
 But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
 Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
 The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
 I can live through the cold and the being alone,
 Away from my family, my house and my home. 
 I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
 I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
 I can carry the weight of killing another,
 Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
 Who stand at the front against any and all,
 To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.” 
 ”  So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
 Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
 “But isn’t there something I can do, at the least,
 “Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
 It seems all too little for all that you’ve done,
 For being away from your wife and your son.” 
 Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
 “Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
 To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone,
 To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
 For when we come home, either standing or dead,
 To know you remember we fought and we bled.
 Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
 That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”

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Al Gore’s Recent Lies All Wrapped Up in One Place for Christmas!

By Pete the Banker

Al Gore said last week that Climate change is “…a principle in physics. It’s like gravity. It exists.”
Interesting wasn’t his original Book Title, “Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It”  
So now he talks Climate Change?  Interesting, why isn’t he suggesting Global Warming is “…a principle in physics. It’s like gravity. It exists.”
I’m sure it has nothing to do with the climatic trend in past decade or so?
But given this massive Climate change, and who can forget Gore’s assertion in the movie “The Inconvenient Truth”, 


“A new scientific study shows that for the first time they’re finding polar bears that have actually drowned swimming long distances – up to sixty miles – to find the ice,” Gore says in the movie.

So why have Gore and his ilk recently been reluctant to provide public testimony in Copenhagen from a prominent Polar Bear specialist, Dr. Mitchell Taylor (here)?


“Dr Mitchell Taylor has been researching the status and management of polar bears in Canada and around the Arctic Circle for 30 years, as both an academic and a government employee. More than once since 2006 he has made headlines by insisting that polar bear numbers, far from decreasing, are much higher than they were 30 years ago.”


But then why hear from experts since global warming of course is settled according to our Nobel Laureate, Al Gore (here)


“The science is settled, Gore told the lawmakers. Carbon-dioxide emissions — from cars, power plants, buildings and other sources — are heating the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Settled and “heating the Earth’s atmosphere” sounds ominous but Gore certainly seems to have “firmly established his scientific credentials” in media circles given his expert understanding of “established scientific facts”. However, in the past few weeks Gore must have been the victim of CO2 poisoning from his numerous jet excursions, and has suffered a few significant scientific errors.



Gore recently noted that, “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”  Maslowski when asked about Gore’s comment, “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” … “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”  Perhaps Gore needs to take a chill pill?



Take note of Gore’s recent scientific assertion on the Tonight Show (here), ” but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …”

There can be no question that under Gore’s statement of “scientific fact” that Global Warming will create a Living H*ll on Earth not to mention vaporize all that evil fossil fuel in the Earth’s crust, in place.  We eagerly await Gore’s next book correcting the scientific record, because those Geology books all suggest that the earths core was is a meager 5,000 degrees centigrade, but of course the sun’s core is several million degrees centigrade. 
 
But given Gore’s Nobel Laureate status and penchant for settled science, we on Earth should be thankful he has at least apparently elevated us to “Star” status.

 But then given Gore’s acquired expertise in Polar Bear mortality, one is amazed at his recent erroneous assertion of “rising tree mortality” in the light of IPCC contradictory findings (here)


 “Now to most people, “rising tree mortality” raises the specter of a world with less greenery. But how does real world data compare with the virtual modeled world?”

 According to the IPCC,


 “Satellite data for the real world (not the one Mr. Gore lives in) can help give us an idea.
Globally net primary productivity (NPP) has increased.

 As the IPCC’s WG II report (p. 106) says:


Satellite-derived estimates of global net primary production from satellite data of vegetation indexes indicate a 6% increase from 1982 to 1999, with large increases in tropical ecosystems (Nemani et al., 2003) [Figure 1]. The study by Zhou et al. (2003), also using satellite data, confirm that the Northern Hemisphere vegetation activity has increased in magnitude by 12% in Eurasia and by 8% in North America from 1981 to 1999””

 And finally Gore’s frequent assertions that invading mosquitoes are expanding their habitat range due to Global warming, kind of suffered a scientific setback (here)


 “Al Gore has made bold claims that climate change is aiding the spread of insect-borne diseases.  The science does not support him says Epidemiologist Paul Reiter

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One More Time Around: The Grinches Who Stole American Individualism

The Senate plans to give the 61% of the people who don’t want a government overhaul of health insurance a big Christmas present on Christmas Eve (when you’re not watching): Enslavement to the State. They are the Grinches Who Stole American Individualism.

The left hates “big” business, the right dislikes too much government and the Democrats in Congress have decided on both for this health insurance bill. This isn’t about health care. This is about control and doing things for people in the NAME (only) of “helping” them. It’s like helping the kid who never has to work for anything in the household. If he grows up thinking it should all be handed to him he never appreciates what he’s got and assumes it’s his ‘entitlement.’

This isn’t helping people, this is helping to control them and make them dependent on the state. Where there is more government by definition there is less individual liberty.
Liberals say that conservatives haven’t joined the debate. When you’re not allowed to join the “debate” then there can be no swapping of ideas. Ask Senator DeMint.  But leave that point for a moment, conservative folks don’t like this overhaul because it changes a person’s relationship with their government. The far left loves this change; making people so dependent on the state that they’ll be in obeisance to it. But that’s not what this country was founded on. This country was founded on INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY with the foundation that government worked for the PEOPLE, not the other way around. Freedom is messy. People do all kinds of stupid things such as not buy insurance. For many, it is their own choice not to do it. For people who can’t afford it, we GIVE it to them. But the left doesn’t like people who don’t do what they want them to do. After all, they know what’s “best” for us because they’re so much smarter. Just ask ’em.

When you ‘jack money from the so called rich to fund this debacle, you reduce the number of rich people paying the freight for everything else. And eventually so much money is taken out of EVERYONE’S paycheck that we, in essence, will work for the government.
Just ask the Canadian who called the show the other day and said his ‘free’ health care costs him $28,000 a year. So now he’s not only poorer but he’s a ‘subject’ to the technocracy.

Conservative minded folks (including the GOP) have offered up these fixes to the health insurance industry, which preserve choice, preserve individual freedom, and keep the government out of the doctor’s office:
1. Allow insurance companies to sell across state lines.
2. Reduce mandates on policies to allow a more cafe like choice for individuals.
3. Allow people to buy catastrophic policies.
4. De couple health insurance from employment
5. Allow a tax deduction for buying insurance

The Democrats’ bills in the house and the Senate will include at least an entree to a government take over. This WILL happen. And what will that mean? It will mean that you will have no freedom to choose whether you buy health insurance; you will be fined and possibly imprisoned if you don’t. The ‘state’ will take the premiums out of your paycheck so you won’t even notice how much of it will come out of your check.

The Democrats claim this bill “bends the cost curve down.” This is such an absurd claim that I can’t believe anyone would buy it. I guess the Big Lie continues. The CBO says in the first ten years government costs will go down because they’ll just be taking taxes starting NOW and not paying out anything until 2014. The second ten years is when the program will begin to go in the crapper, just like social security, medicare and medicaid. If you think PERS programs are the programs that ate the budget (such as Oregon’s and California’s), then welcome to ObamaCare.

After this there will be nowhere to go for first world innovative science to cure disease because, if there’s no money in it, companies won’t do it. If there’s no reward for risk, why would they do it? Fewer than 10% of new drugs and innovations comes from government (according to ABC News quoting federal figures). That means 90% of the innovation comes from the private sector which these bills would kill.
People come to the United States for health care because it’s the best in the world. People from these European countries that have the health care the left touts comes HERE for the latest innovations. They come here for the machines and technological advances. It won’t happen overnight, but soon, thanks to the left’s tyrannical control tendencies, there will be no where else to go.

The left will play this vote on Christmas Eve as a great “present” to America. This will go down as the biggest enslavement of the American populace in the history of this country. They give us no prize. They are the Grinches Who Stole American Individualism.

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Give Me An: R! A! C! I! S! M! LINCOLN HIGH BROUGHT LOW BY LIBERAL PC PRINCIPAL PERPETUATING RACISM — BLACK RACISM

by REES LLOYD

The bizare PC black-transgender-cheer leader matter at Lincoln High School evidences how much needs to be done to eliminate racism in America — that is, Black Racism, and racism of politically correct liberalism which perpetuates racism by its apparent belief that Black Racism must be neither named nor tamed in order “not to be racist,” or perceived as racist. In short, Black Racism is good; White Racism is bad. All in violation of the principle that all racism is evil, not matter the color of the perpetrator, no matter the color of the victim.

That principle was at the heart of the civil rights movement when there was one, and before it was corrupted by politically correct liberalism and race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who consistently cow the cowardly liberals of Political Correctness who so fear being perceived as racists (and so fear being sued based thereon) that they smarm their way to charm such despicable hucksters as Jackson and Sharpton and others of their ilk.

Abandonment of the principle that all racism is evil, including black racism, has resulted in the two coaches and all the girls on the Lincoln Cheer Team resigning in a refusal to become complicit in racism, manifestly discriminatory treatment in favor of a transgendering black student who willfully refused to abide by equal application of the team rules and insisted upon being excused from complying with them.

The coaches have lost employment opportunities, and all of the other members of the cheer team  have been detrimentally impacted by discrimination by a PC Principal, including loss of possible scholarships as well as being able to participate in a school activity.

While I admit that I look upon cheer leading with a jaundiced eye — I have told my own daughter that she has too much athletic and academic talent to spend her time cheering for boys engaged in sports, and should instead  spend her time engaged in the sports herself, a la the basketball-playing Sarah Palin who chose to play the sport rather than cheering for the boys playing.  However, I think what Lincoln HS did to deprive these cheer team girls of the opportunity to participate, and perhaps gain scholarships, to be outrageous. 

Why is it praiseworthy for black athletes to have an equal opportunity to participate in sports which may be the key to college, but not equally praiseworthy for non-black cheerleaders to have an equal opportunity to participate in cheer leading teams which may be the key to college for them? 

Can anyone seriously assert the transgendering black boy/girl was not the beneficiary of manifestly unequal application of the “law,” i.e., of the team rules, as he/she received discriminatory favoritism not accorded to all others?

How can the racial aspect of this case be dismissed with almost no public condemnation and demand for reversal? Why is it discussed in whispers and not forthrightly?

If the racial roles were reversed, what would be the response? 

For instance, if one white narcissistic “look-at-me proud heterosexual” insisted on participating in a cheer leading team composed of black homosexuals and transgendered others, and that one white narcissistic look-at-me proud heterosexual refused to follow the rules otherwise prescribed for all other team members, and insisted on describing his sexual exploits to teammates,  and, among other things, threatened to drop teammates in stunts, would there not be a hue and cry by the PC Liberalatti of “racism” if that white narcissist was excused from the rules he blatantly abused; given a “second chance” to return to the team, pertaining to which the principal told the coaches the principal would stand behind them if that team member had to be dismissed from the team again; and, when that team member’s continued transgressions resulted in the coaches removing him/her, the principal violated her agreement and refused to allow that singular team member to be removed, resulting in the two coaches and the entire cheer team resigning, leaving the school with no cheer team?

If all of that transpired but the perpetrator was white and the victims black, would not all the  PC Liberalatti rise in self-righteous outcry to denounce such discriminatory treatment accorded to one team member manifestly based on race? 

Would not there be a rush to the courthouse by breast-beating liberal lawyers  to file lawsuits alleging discrimination in favor of a white causing injury to all the black team members who played by the rules and lost educational, experiential, and scholarship opportunities due to discrimination based upon race?

Would it not be argued that the school board and whose agent the principal is had imposed a racially discriminatory standard in which those who wished to participate in the school-sponsored cheer team must become complicit in racially discriminatory policies in order to participate, which violates not only the specific commands of the federal anti-discrimination statutes, but public policy in general?

I understand that the principal responsible for this outrageous liberal PC  discrimination is a lawyer. She shames both professions.  

I am confident in so alleging because I am confident that I have represented more black Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and white Americans in discrimination cases, and won them, then she could dream of even participating in, notwithstanding covering herself with politically correct liberal goo to in fact carry out a racially discriminatory policy as a lawyer/principal of a high school. There use to be a lyric, “A working class hero is a hard thing to be.” This principal has evidenced that “A politically correct educator is a despicable thing to be.” 

Here again is the simple principle: All racism is evil, no matter the color of the perpetrator, no matter the color of the victim. 

If the principal of Lincoln High cannot live with that fundamental principle and administer the rules of the school equally and without racial discrimination, then she should resign; or be removed by the school board. And the persons leading the call for that result ought to be those whose own anti-racism is tainted by the fake anti-racism of politically correct liberals who are carrying out racially discriminatory policies in the name of anti-racism and civil rights

[Rees Lloyd is a career-long California civil rights lawyer whose work against racism has resulted in awards from such governmental bodies as the Assembly and Senate of the State of California, and the County of Los Angeles; and by unions, including black, asian, Mexican-American, Native-American employee associations; and  profiled by such publications as the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal; and featured on such nationally televised programs as ABC’s “NIghtline,” and “20/20,” and such cable broadcasts as “Hannity & Colmes.”]

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ObamaCare: Freedom on Life Support

Thursday, December 24, 2009
by Larry Elder

“Ask a liberal what he most dislikes about the “right”? “I resent the attempt to tell me how to live my life,” he’ll say. He’ll mention abortion and say that the decision belongs to a woman and her doctor. He’ll mention same-sex marriage and say that government should not prevent two people of the same sex from marrying, especially if one objects based upon religious grounds. He’ll argue that a Supreme Court “stacked” with right-wingers threatens his liberty.”

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“Recall the anger at former President George W. Bush, who, to fight the war on terror, “trashed” and “shredded” the Constitution. The same people who railed against the Patriot Act, the terror surveillance program and “illegal” torture happily unleash the power of the federal government to redistribute wealth for ObamaCare, a socially desirable objective. Never mind the absence of authority in the Constitution.”

“The left tells us that “health care is a right, not a privilege.” Surely the Constitution says so. No, it does not. Article I, Section 8 details the limited power, duties and responsibilities of the federal government. Extracting money from your paycheck and giving it back to you when you retire — Social Security? Not there. Taxing workers to pay for the health care of seniors — Medicare? Not there. Mandating that employers pay workers a minimum wage? Not there.”

Read the rest HERE

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ObamaCare: Freedom on Life Support

Thursday, December 24, 2009
by Larry Elder

“Ask a liberal what he most dislikes about the “right”? “I resent the attempt to tell me how to live my life,” he’ll say. He’ll mention abortion and say that the decision belongs to a woman and her doctor. He’ll mention same-sex marriage and say that government should not prevent two people of the same sex from marrying, especially if one objects based upon religious grounds. He’ll argue that a Supreme Court “stacked” with right-wingers threatens his liberty.”

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“Recall the anger at former President George W. Bush, who, to fight the war on terror, “trashed” and “shredded” the Constitution. The same people who railed against the Patriot Act, the terror surveillance program and “illegal” torture happily unleash the power of the federal government to redistribute wealth for ObamaCare, a socially desirable objective. Never mind the absence of authority in the Constitution.”

“The left tells us that “health care is a right, not a privilege.” Surely the Constitution says so. No, it does not. Article I, Section 8 details the limited power, duties and responsibilities of the federal government. Extracting money from your paycheck and giving it back to you when you retire — Social Security? Not there. Taxing workers to pay for the health care of seniors — Medicare? Not there. Mandating that employers pay workers a minimum wage? Not there.”

Read the rest HERE

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