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Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This one sent in by TimBO who, as yet, still does not have a Barrackaid #. For the 'Separation of Church and State' crowd comes this 1789 proclamation from our first president, George Washington. As you can see, Mr. Washington had quite a bit of reverence for Yahweh. Twice, in this rather short proclamation, Washington uses the words "prayer" and "God" twice each. Oh, who do you think he was referring to when he said, "Great and glorious Being"?

Here's an idea. How about our public schools incorporate this into their curriculum?

Thanksgiving Proclamation

[New York, 3 October 1789]
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By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go: Washington

For those who question the veracity of this proclamation....

h/t to TimBO


No, your eyes didn't deceive you and I did not make a typo. There are currently 27 Amendments in the Constitution of the United States. However, I was sent an email by my good friend John that would make a pretty good 28th Amendment and would likely get passed if enough candidates included such a plank in their platforms.

Amendment 28
Congress shall make no law that
applies to the citizens of the United
States that does not apply equally
to the Senators or Representatives,
and Congress shall make no law that
applies to the Senators or
Representatives that does not apply
equally to the citizens of the United States

h/t to John G.


There are still hundreds of emails from the University of East Anglia University Climate Research Unit to sort through in order to get to the bottom of the Climate Change / Global Warming fraud but the most notorious to date - and probably destined to be the signature email of the scandal - involves the "Nature Trick" of Penn State University Earth System Science professor Michael Mann. The intent of the "nature trick" was to "hide the decline".

Hence, the title of the song set to a very familiar melody. Very Catchy.

The email is from Phil Jones, of East Anglia's CRU and just in case you haven't seen it yet, here it is:
From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,mann@xxx, mhughes@xxx
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: k.briffa@xxx,t.osborn@xxx

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,
Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or
first thing tomorrow.

I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps
to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from
1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annual
land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land
N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999
for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with
data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.
Thanks for the comments, Ray.


Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone XXXXXX
School of Environmental Sciences Fax XXXXXX
University of East Anglia
The man you see pictured in this video is Dr. Michael Mann. Here is a LINK to his webpage. At the time of this post, his page boasts 28,405 visitors since 2005. Mann's likely not going to have to worry about hiding any declines when it comes to hits on his website.

h/t to HA


Andrew Cline at the American Spectator is providing a new twist to the throw-the-frog-into-boiling water theory (already debunked by Glenn Beck). The argument, I suppose, is that conservatives should be thankful for Barack Obama's election as they eat turkey this Thanksgiving. Why? Well, because he is causing people to become conservative in droves. I know it's hard to digest but here goes:
Conservatives have the country. Obama has the government. Given Obama's remarkably open and constant disdain for the people he was elected to govern, one can make an educated guess what their reaction will be the first time they have a chance to register their feelings at the ballot box.

For giving them such an unexpectedly early opportunity to correct the mistake they made last fall, the American people -- especially conservatives -- ought to be thankful for this president. He is an unapologetically aggressive liberal. For the right, that's a good thing. It means there will be no blurring of the ideological lines in the next two elections.

I understand the argument and it has a historical standard. The Carter years primed the pump for the Reagan years and the thinking goes that Obama - who is actually worse than Carter - is priming the pump for someone to the right of Reagan.

Although he doesn't mention her name, the implication Cline seems to make is that America's long term harm would have been in much greater jeopardy had Hillary Clinton been elected instead. In this case, Cline seems to be referencing Bill's time in office but comparing it to a hypothetical Hillary presidency isn't much of a leap either.
This is no Clinton administration. Governing from the middle and playing to the polls are not behaviors we've seen this year. The Obama team doesn't seem to want to hold power indefinitely. It wants to enact its agenda as quickly as possible, under the apparent assumption (usually correct) that massive expansions of government power are never reversed.
This is speculative for sure but depending on how much damage Obama and the Democrats in Congress do before the 2010 mid-terms, it's definitely a point well-taken. Hillary is much more seasoned and would have been more consciously calculating. She wouldn't be moving this fast but that's only because of that seasoning and appreciation for the triangulation that got her husband two terms.



More fallout from the CRU emails from East Anglia University - or should I say lack of fallout? In reality, this should be the biggest scandal since we started counting centuries with double digits. I heard a caller in to Rush's show yesterday liken it to 1492 when Columbus proved the earth was round. Yet the fallout here is in what's NOT being said and from whom.

Glenn Beck excoriates the media and points out that ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC have all reported on this huge story a grand total of ZERO times.

If you didn't understand why this scandal is not being covered, it would be enough to have you institutionalized. However, take a look at some of the people appearing at Obama's state dinner this week.

Representing CBS: Katie Couric..

ABC's Robin Roberts...

NBC's most dapper Obama sycophant, Brian Williams...

And of course, the CEO of MSNBC parent company (General Electric) Jeffrey Immelt, who may just be one of the most despicable human beings exhaling CO2.

Obama has been right there with Al Gore virtually every step of the way in supporting this massive fraud. Proof is coming out that a plan so diabolical has been in the works for years and the media's silence can only point to their complicity in perpetrating it.

h/t to HAP
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