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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


A bit of perplexing yet refreshing reality here. As has been the case as climategate has been unfolding, the British press is putting the American press to shame. The longer that goes on, the more shameful the American press continues to look. Pride is a very powerful and destructive thing, isn't it? Thanks to James Delingpole at the London TELEGRAPH, it appears Russia is continuing to be a thorn in the side of the Allegory crowd, especially if the rumors that the release of the CRU emails were the result of Russia protecting its oil interests.

Delingpole quotes from a Russian press release:
Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.
Now it appears Russia views what CRU might have done with its data as an affront and may be willing to go to the mat over it.

Great news if you are a "denier". Not good news if you support Allegory.

h/t to AT


It is simply astounding how powerful the actual truth is. Lord Monckton and Phelim McAleer are roaming all over the Copenhagen conference challenging man-made climate change proponents while Allegory is hiding behind U.N. thugs with guns who are in desperate need of a credible diet plan and a daily shaving regimen.

Armed with nothing more than facts, microphones, and the growing climategate scandal, Monckton and McAleer are unwittingly performing a tag-team smackdown of the Environmental movement.

Gotta love this one...

Now for Phelim McAleer on Neil Cavuto. McAleer, donning the polar bear costume is talking to Cavuto about all of the absurdity he's uncovering when he is suddenly pelted with a vegetable.

Priceless. Also take note of Cavuto's response to both the vegetable throwing and McAleer's quote, which was, "I've seen worse in Belfast on a Friday night".

h/t to HA


First off, body blow #1. It looks like we're back to civil war within the Democrat party. Like before, it involves the far left socialists vs. moderates and politicians not wanting to get voted out of office. The face of the far left socialists is none other than Howard Dean who wants to see the bill scrapped because it's watered down and doesn't provide the government option so desperately lusted after by the far left. He appeared on GMA this morning to make his case.
President Obama said he likes the Senate health care compromise and wants it passed by Christmas, but he faces a revolt from some liberals who say the health care bill has been gutted to appease insurance companies.

Gov. Howard Dean responds to the latest push on the health care debate.
"This is a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than AIG," former Democratic National Committee chairman and medical doctor Howard Dean told "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos today.
CLICK HERE to watch the exchange between Stephanopoulous and Dean. Is it me or does Steph seem more than just a little agitated with what Dean has done?

Now for body blow #2. Republican senators Tom Coburn (OK) and Jim DeMint (SC) revealed what's inside the trojan horse right there on the senate floor. The Senator who gave coughed inside the horse as Coburn and DeMint were inspecting it is Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont (yes, Dean's state). Sanders' amendment was the most outwardly socialist language in the bill and Coburn called his bluff and, using Senate rules, required the clerk to read it. At that point, Sanders pulled the bill ENTIRELY and went on a seemingly endless rant about something tangentially related, if at all.

DeMint is now threatening to require that the entire bill be read aloud on the floor.

UPDATE: The two body blows may have just been followed by a Haymaker. It remains to be seen if it lands. SEIU and the AFL-CIO may be withdrawing their support for the bill as well. According to HUFFPO
Two of the country's largest labor groups, the SEIU and the AFL-CIO, are each holding emergency executive meetings today to discuss whether they should support the latest round of health care compromises made by Senate Democrats.

Though there's no official word yet, early indications based on talks with various officials are that the groups will either formally oppose the legislation or, less dramatically, just not fight very hard to ensure its passage.

Labor leaders are fuming at the concessions that Democratic leadership made in the last few days to win the support of the caucus's most conservative members, notably Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.).
It could be that Lieberman ended up doing some good after all.

h/t to HA


Does a Congressional Budged Office (CBO) memo show that they've been directed by democrats to score the healthcare bill differently than they scored the healthcare plan put forth by the Clinton administration in 1994? The CATO institute's Michael Cannon has some compelling evidence that it does.
First, a little history. Like both the House and Senate bills, the Clinton health plan would have mandated that individuals and employers purchase private insurance. In its 1994 score of the Clinton plan, Bob Reischauer’s CBO included those mandated “private” payments in the federal budget –- i.e., as federal revenues and federal expenditures.

And yet, none of the CBO scores of this year’s bills include the costs of similar individual/employer mandates as federal revenues or federal spending.

My read of the CBO’s score of the Clinton health plan is that the private-sector mandates accounted for around 60 percent of the Clinton health plan’s total cost, the remainder being (traditional) government spending. So how is it that the CBO made the full cost of the Clinton health plan apparent to the public in 1994, but may now be revealing only 40 percent of the cost of the Obama health plan?
Is it me or does there seem to be some interesting parallels between climategate and Obamacare? This memo would seem to indicate the manipulation of data to arrive at a desired outcome in pursuit of a larger agenda. In true-to-Alinsky fashion, it would be a case of ends-justify-the-means tactics.

In addition to the CBO scoring apparently omitting some critically important data, the reason according to Cannon - and bolstered by the released memo is that the Obama administration knows Clintonian history relative to healthcare.

Quoting Cannon:
The Medical Loss Ratios memo is the smoking gun. It shows that indeed, Democrats have been submitting proposals to the CBO behind closed doors and tailoring their private-sector mandates to avoid having those costs appear in the federal budget.
Check out the MEMO for yourself.

Read it ALL

h/t to AS


It appears that journalism is being resurrected in Great Britain. Yes, East Anglia University is located there and it's more of an international story with severe local implications but it is nonetheless refreshing and encouraging to see this type of investigative reporting. Here a reporter seeks out a programming expert and listens as he explains his problems with the programming language used at the CRU at East Anglia.

It appears that this programmer, John Graham-Cumming, is more than just a bit taken aback by what he sees. I'm sure seeing the phrase "fudge factor" in the program code didn't help.

h/t to HA


Some may not be surprised by this one and I can honestly say I'm not all that shocked by it but it is extremely disturbing to see the pope take this kind of stand. Climategate has proven that man-made climate change is unproven. That must necessarily mean that to believe in it is an expression of faith. I'm not sure what the pope's intentions are by coming down on the side of environmentalists but I'm more concerned with what the consequences of such a stance might enable.

REUTERS reported:
Industrialized nations must recognize their responsibility for the environmental crisis, shed their consumerism and embrace more sober lifestyles, Pope Benedict said on Tuesday.

The pope's call for more environmental commitments came in his message for the Roman Catholic Church's annual World Day of Peace, to be marked on Jan 1 and whose theme is "If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation."
Later on in the article....
While saying that developing countries "are not exempt from their own responsibilities with regard to creation," and had a duty to gradually adopt effective environmental measures, the bulk of his criticism was aimed at rich nations.
Or how about this direct quote from the Pope:
"This means that technologically advanced societies must be prepared to encourage more sober lifestyles, while reducing their energy consumption and improving its efficiency."
Again, placing intent aside, the Pope is providing ammunition for Environmental Whack jobs who believe in a global government and population control, which is being bandied about in COPENHAGEN. Like it or not, the words used by the Pope can easily be quoted by the likes of Obama's Science czar, John Holdren who, in addition to being on board with man-made climate change has expressed support for forced abortions and other extremely DESPICABLE THINGS.

If the data on man-made climate change is compromised and proven to have been manipulated, it therefore must necessarily mean that believing in it is an act of faith. The fact that the pope is enabling this kind of faith in an unproven science is disturbing. Remember, I said "enable" and not "sanction". Again, the consequences of the pope's words are what bother me here, not the intent behind them, which are unknown to me anyway. His language is more easily championed by the eco-wackos than it is those who know that the man-made climate change movement is a fraud.

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
It would seem to me, in light of climategate, that the aforementioned passage is a bit more warranted.

Very, very troubling.

h/t to DRUDGE


Let's see, Phelim McAleer got a Stanford University professor to wig out by bringing up the East Anglia emails. He then was bullied by an out of shape and unshaven U.N. security guard. Later, as Allegory was arriving in Copenhagen, McAleer attempted to challenge him about misstatements Allegory made about how old the emails were and while he was doing this another U.N. security guard destroyed McAleer's microphone.

McAleer has done it again while in Copenhagen, exposing the hypocrisy of those in attendance. Simple yet brilliant. McAleer does his version of "man on the street" by asking people how they traveled to get to the conference. The responses are so very telling. Reactions varied but included blank stares, indignation, and condescension.

Bravo, Phelim!!!

Keep in mind that everyone McAleer posed that question to more than likely whole-heartedly endorses this ad.

The hypocrisy and self-loathing is just so palpable, isn't it?

Lord Monckton and Phelim McAleer are literally single-handedly (with the help of some very cold weather) turning this conference into the circus it should be.

h/t to HAP


The things coming out of the Obama administration are so despicable these days, I am simply now completely unwilling to accept the over-saturation defense when it comes to why a large contingent of the American people are either in denial or apathetic. Unfortunately, this behavior from Rahm Emanuel which is obviously sanctioned by Barack Obama himself is not likely going to raise enough eyebrows. After all, if the undercover ACORN videos or Fistgate didn't do it, why would this?

According to a senate insider, Obama - through Emanuel - is threatening a senator with a military base closure in his state if that senator does not get on board with Obamacare. This is a perverse application of the Chicago Way if there ever was one and it literally prioritizes Obama's socialist agenda ahead of not only the security of the United States but security around the globe. Obama's narcissism causes him to place himself above quite a bit, doesn't it?

In light of Hillary Clinton admitting that eleven months into this administration, Ahmadinejad's plans appear to be moving full speed ahead, we now have Rahm Emanuel threatening Democrat Senator from Nebraska, Ben Nelson with the closure of a military base in his state if he does not tow the line and vote for Obamacare. From the Weekly Standard's BLOG:
According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn’t fall into line.

Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a “naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson’s vote.” They are “threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?” asked the Senate staffer.

Indeed, Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.
Extortion, Blackmail, or Terrorism? Makes no difference as all apply. We're beginning to get a much clearer picture when it comes to why senators and representatives are thumbing their noses at their constituents. They are literally afraid. Congressional and Senate Democrats are kissing the ring.

The courageous and right thing for Ben Nelson to do would be to go public with this and dig in his heels against this kind of tactic. However, he's got two strikes against him.

1.) He's a politician
2.) He's a democrat

By the way, BARC stands for Base Realignment And Closure.

Ah, Van Jones appears to be living vicariously through Rahm Emanuel.

"At a certain point, some of us need to figure out which two or three senators need to have terrible days."
- Van Jones, 2/11/09

h/t to VS


I wonder if these guys simply snapped like Nidal Malik Hasan. I wonder if they received counsel from al-Awlaki via email. I wonder if they have a perverse view of Islam. I wonder if those face-coverings are actually to protect them from the hot sun, or maybe they had nowhere else to put their picnic napkins and found it efficient to cover their faces with them as they stoned a man to death after burying him up to his chest.

More, including link to original post at JAWA


Naked Emperor News doesn't post videos as often as others but when they do, you KNOW it's going to be powerful. This one provides further evidence that Obama has co-opted the legislative branch. I know it's obvious but remember I said "evidence". The latest issue / flap in the Senate debate over Obamacare has been the expansion of Medicare. It's what Lieberman was supposedly standing up against (HA!).

The plan defies logic unless its proponents are straight up nefarious. Medicare is bankrupt yet the Senate bill is calling for lowering the minimum eligibility aged from 65 to 55. That's where this latest video comes in.

Obama identified Medicare expansion as a path to single payer years ago.

I think it's pretty apparent that Obama is basically running congress at this point.

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Many interesting dimensions to this one. First, Hillary says that after eleven months, Iran has failed to unclench its fist despite America's multiple extended hands (paraphrase). Whether she admits it or not, this is a direct reflection on the failure of Obama's policy, premise, and promise on the campaign trail.

Secondly, as Iran continues to arm itself with nukes, becoming a daily threat to the United States, Obama continues to demonize conservatives within his own country. Who exactly is enemy #1 for Obama? If it's American citizens who disagree with his agenda and ideology, what does that say about him?

Thirdly, at the end of the Hillary portion of this clip, John Bolton chimes in. Yes, he agrees with Hillary but he also tacks on an "I told you so" by saying that everything she said was "predictable".

Fourthly, I think this video provides a nice little microcosm of a much bigger picture. A flashback to 2005 when Republican Senator George Voinovich cried out of fear at the prospect of John Bolton being named United States ambassador to the U.N. Four years later and it would appear Bolton was unequivocally the wrong source of Voinovich's fear. The comparison here is that Bolton represents those who Obama is demonizing domestically and Voinovich represents appeasers who are all too willing to demonize anyone willing to point out very scary truths and realities.

h/t to GP for the Hillary video.


Seriously, as I watched this I couldn't help comparing the kids Monckton was talking to with High School students in a classroom who would face no repercussions for their childish behavior in front of a substitute teacher when the normal teacher got back. Typical sophomoric behavior exhibited by these delinquents. I'm sure these kids were deprived of attention as children and demonstrate perfectly the consequences of removing the paddle from the classroom.

A few examples, notwithstanding the application of stickers to Monckton's back in order to laugh like first-graders and completely taking his words out of context, to look for...

1.) The main derelict in this video who is obviously trying to bait Monckton. Monckton tells him he will not answer his question and punk boy scornfully mouths that dissent is not being tolerated. What is not shown is what led up to that. My guess is the kid was interrupting Monckton at every turn until that point.

2.) The derelicts accuse Monckton of taking money from Big Oil (Exxon) to push his agenda. When Monckton says he doesn't take money from anyone, the camera stops and the message on the screen says something about how Exxon paid more than $500k for the event. I fail to see how the connection is made if Monckton received no money personally and merely used the event as a forum but that doesn't stop these wackos.

3.) Notice how they cut the camera after Monckton says, "don't listen to me". The part they cut off had to do with him telling them to investigate and listen to the facts for themselves.

This film is a window into some very un-developed minds. Unfortunately, those minds have been manipulated and exploited by some very sick and devious ones.

Some good to come out of this? Before nodding off to sleep, hopefully some of these kids regretted their behavior and allowed some of Monckton's words to sink in. Hold your breath.

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