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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Video: Michael Moore compares Can of Pepper Spray to Chinese Military Tanks

Thirteen miscreant students at the UC Davis campus wouldn't get their behinds up off the sidewalk after police gave them multiple warnings that unless they did so, the mini-mass of humanity would be pepper-sprayed. They didn't move and they were sprayed (as bad as pepper spray is, it probably smelled better than these protesters). That's not the worst part, however. The worst part was Michael Moore comparing what he perceived to be the bravery of these thirteen students to the bravery of one man who stood in front of a row of tanks at Tienanmen Square.

Yeah, he went there. Thirteen students vs. a can of pepper spray = One man vs. thirteen tanks.

h/t Daily Caller

OWS and the Book of Numbers 11: 4-6; 10-13; 18-20

We've all had plenty of opportunities to witness the Occupy Wall Street miscreants in action. They want something for nothing and seem all too interested in ceding their freedom to the government. The problem is they want to take the entire country with them. Without faith, freedom can be quite scary. With faith and fortitude, it can be energizing and, well, liberating. The OWS crowd doesn't seem to want any of that. They just want to exist in their own filth and put their collective fate in the hands of others (aren't taxpayers footing the bill for all of the destruction?)

It got me thinking about Moses and what he had to put up with in the wilderness. In fact, as his people lost faith, they longed for slavery and wanted to return to Egypt. Moses, who was filled with faith, simply could not understand them. His people frustrated him. After all that he had done for them, as a vessel for God's will, they wanted to return to slavery. They literally wanted to trade freedom for slavery. Doesn't make much sense, does it? Just like Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The people grew tired of manna from heaven and wanted meat so badly that they were willing to enslave themselves again in order to get it.

Numbers 11:4-6:
4 Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat? 5 We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; 6 but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!”
No doubt, as they talked amongst themselves, they rubbed raw the sores of their own discontent and began to actually believe that slavery was better than freedom.

Numbers 11:10-13
10 Then Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, everyone at the door of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was greatly aroused; Moses also was displeased. 11 So Moses said to the LORD, “Why have You afflicted Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all these people on me? 12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I beget them, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a guardian carries a nursing child,’ to the land which You swore to their fathers? 13 Where am I to get meat to give to all these people? For they weep all over me, saying, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’
Of course, in the saga of OWS, manna represents freedom and opportunity while meat represents that which they don't deserve but nonetheless indignantly demand. A little further, in verses 18-20, Moses' followers get more meat than they can handle after demanding it while telling one another that they were "better off in Egypt." It smacks of be careful what you wish for because you just might get it:
18 Then you shall say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the hearing of the LORD, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was well with us in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat, and you shall eat. 19 You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days, 20 but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have despised the LORD who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever come up out of Egypt?”’”
It's reading passages like these that help me understand why the left rejects God.

Be Thankful this Thanksgiving.

Video: Occupy Wall Street Needs More Cowbell

Don't fear the Wall Streeters

h/t Jawa

ClimateGate 2: Another Torpedo to 'the Cause'

Perhaps no single event - not even snow in New Orleans or Las Vegas - so torpedoed Al Gore's global warming, er climate change movement than the hundreds of thousands of emails that were released about this time two years ago, just as the Copenhagen climate summit was set to begin (it was unseasonably cold there at the time, as I remember). It looks like the sinking ship that is the climate change movement has just taken another significant hit, on the eve of this year's climate summit, in Durban, South Africa.

Perhaps the two most recognizable names that popped up in the emails released two years ago were Dr. Phil Jones of East Anglia University and Michael Mann of Penn State University (yeah, that Penn State). Their names pop up in these emails as well.

Via The Guardian:
A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorised publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in late 2009. 
The initial email dump was apparently timed to disrupt the Copenhagen climate talks. It prompted three official inquiries in the UK and two in the US into the working practices of climate scientists. Although these were critical of the scientists' handling of Freedom of Information Act requests and lack of openness they did not find fault with the climate change science they had produced. 
Norfolk police have said the new set of emails is "of interest" to their investigation to find the perpetrator of the initial email release who has not yet been identified. 
The emails appear to be genuine, but the University of East Anglia said the "sheer volume of material" meant it was not yet able to confirm that they were. One of the emailers, the climate scientist Prof Michael Mann, has confirmed that he believes they are his messages. The lack of any emails post-dating the 2009 release suggests that they were obtained at the same time, but held back. Their release now suggests they are intended to cause maximum impact before the upcoming climate summit in Durban which starts on Monday.
The website Watts Up with That is running a constantly updated thread. You can check that HERE. One of the more interesting things posted there are some excerpts from Mann's emails in which the pseudo-scientist from Penn State refers quite often to 'the cause.' Here are some of them:
Mann: By the way, when is Tom C going to formally publish his roughly 1500 year reconstruction??? It would help the cause to be able to refer to that reconstruction as confirming Mann and Jones, etc. 
Mann: They will (see below) allow us to provide some discussion of the synthetic example, referring to the J. Cimate paper (which should be finally accepted upon submission of the revised final draft), so that should help the cause a bit.
Mann: I gave up on Judith Curry a while ago. I don’t know what she think’s she’s doing, but its not helping the cause
Isn't it interesting that as common-thinking people knew it was about "the cause" all along, Al Gore's minions demonized - and continue to do so - those clear-thinking people as climate skeptics?

Read More at WUWT

Climate Depot has also posted a bunch of damning excerpts:
Michael Mann, 2006: "we certainly don’t know the GLOBAL mean temperature anomaly very well, and nobody has ever claimed we do" 
Mike, The Figure you sent is very deceptive [...] there have been a number of dishonest presentations of model results by individual authors and by IPCC [...] 
Jones: 'I wasted a part of a day deleting numerous emails and exchanges with almost all the skeptics. So I have virtually nothing. I even deleted the email that I inadvertently sent'
This is a ton of material and for those who don't have time to go through it, just know that this may put the entire climate change movement down for the count.

BBC is still running interference but at least they're reporting on this story quickly, which is more than can be said about them in 2009.

Ron Paul = Millhouse without Glasses

After that CNN debate, I have no guilt about this.

Video: Newt Smacks Down Ron Paul

After the CNN debate last night, the Ron Paul echo chamber was, no doubt, full of Pauliens telling each other how great their candidate was. The reality is that, once again, when it comes to Paul's wiring relative to understanding the threats to the United States it is, in a word, defective. Newt Gingrich masterfully demonstrated it.

The former speaker indicated that the Patriot Act might need strengthening and Ron Paul responded by calling the Patriot Act unpatriotic. Gingrich also drew a clear line of distinction between criminal law and national security with the former being a matter of innocent until proven guilty and defensive in nature while the latter is something that requires a proactive approach.

Predictably, Paul went back to the same, tired example that liberals always do when the subject of Islamic terrorism comes up; he whipped out the Timothy McVeigh card, to which Newt responded with three words and could have stopped right there.

To further underscore the success of Newt's response to Paul's insanity, the Truther candidate had absolutely no response to the smack down; he didn't even try.

To illustrate this dynamic using an extreme metaphor (I'm sorry, Paul is nuts on foreign policy), have a look at this scene in the movie Backdraft. Donald Sutherland is a jailed pyromaniac who is putting on his best face for the parole board, which appears ready to release him. Robert DeNiro is the Fire Marshall who knows how to get Sutherland to reveal his true self - and does so.

In this example, Sutherland represents Paul (minus the convicted criminal / pyromania), DeNiro represents Gingrich, and the parole board represents the Ron Pauliens.

h/t Hapblog

Video: Chris Matthews on 'Thrill' and 'Chill' vs. 'Tingle' - a Difference without a Distinction

What's the difference between a leg 'thrill,' a leg 'chill' and a leg 'tingle'? At first blush, it might seem like an exercise in semantics but not if your name is Chris Matthews. The liberal, Alinsky-loving, MSNBC commentator has dug in his heels over this one and he's going to the mat to prove that he's right. He even whipped out footage of himself in 2004 to prove it.

There is certainly a degree of hypersensitivity on the part of Matthews over his 2008 comments that have provided an endless supply of comic relief and fodder for conservatives. The words are emblazoned on the virtual parchment of political discourse. While commenting on Barack Obama's speeches, Matthews said:
"I felt this tingle thrill going up my leg."
To further bolster his case, Matthews went to the video vault and found his own comments after Obama's keynote address at the Democratic convention. In response to that speech, Matthews said there was:
"A little tingle chill in my legs right now."
I'm not sure what Matthews hopes to accomplish by attempting to draw this line of distinction but I have a good bet what he WILL accomplish.

Uh, CLICK HERE to watch Chris 'Tingle' Matthews break it all down for you.

Video: Rutgers University Professors Caught in Pay for Play Deal

James O'Keefe, the guy who played the role of a pimp of underaged girls in several ACORN offices, has done it again. This time, he exposes Rutgers University in a pay to play scandal. O'Keefe's organization - Project Veritas - used 'union decoys' to approach a professor named Bruce Baker to do research that would be favorable to unions. In addition to Baker telling the decoys that his work would be worth tens of thousands of dollars and that he would like to be paid 'outside the university,' he informed said decoys that he would manipulate the data and only 'ink the deal' if he could guarantee that the analysis would be to their liking.

There's also an interesting exchange between O'Keefe and the Dean over this very issue. Once again, a blogger / journalist who relies on donations to continue his work, is doing the work media entities, who make millions of dollars, simply will not do.

h/t GWP
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