Archive for November, 2007

Only one in five?

November 30, 2007

The Guardian reports:

“One in five carbon credits issued by the United Nations are going to support clean energy projects that may in fact have helped to increase greenhouse gas emissions, environmental group WWF said on Thursday.”

So, 20% of money paid to the United Nations to help fight “Global Warming” is actually doing the exact opposite of the the donors want. I’m shocked the total fuck up rate is so low.

HT to Mr. Reynolds

CNN Round Up

November 30, 2007

Hugh Hewitt calls CNN “The Most Busted Name in News”

John Podhoretz, CNN: The Last Name In News

CNN’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy

Morning quotes.

November 30, 2007

“Look at the word “tolerance.” It used to mean “put up with.” You don’t have to like someone or something, but you accepted it and didn’t put up too much of a fuss. Now, if you express the slightest measure of disapproval, you’re labeled as “intolerant” and “hateful” and “bigoted.” — Jay Tea

“In the QUAGMIRE! that is Iraq according to Dems, deaths have been dropping. Citizens have been returning. Progress is being made, and victory is inevitable, if Democratic leaders will only let us achieve it.” — Cassy Fiano

“JUST HEARD A LENGTHY NPR STORY ON THE YOUTUBE DEBATE, with a live followup from Mara Liasson — and it omitted any mention of the planted question issue. Hmm. If Fox hosted a Democratic debate and many of the most pointed questions turned out to come from Republican activists, but Fox didn’t disclose that, do you think it would pass unremarked?” — Glenn Reynolds

Hillary Supports the 2nd Amendment…
The way Bill supports monogamy.

I suppose it depends on what the meaning of “supports” is. You’ll know she has made the complete transition to Evita if she ever says she “supports” the Constitution.

Bob Leibowitz

60 Years Ago Today

November 29, 2007

Today is Partition Day; sixty years ago, on the Gregorian Calendar, on November 29, 1947 the UN agreed to partitioning the land into two states: Israel and Palestine. Israel accepted, the Arabs did not.

HT to American Thinker Blog

Still more democrat plants at the CNN Republican debate

November 29, 2007

By way of Ace, is Scott of Powerline:

The latest plants? The Social Security question asked by an activist who quit his job to work with Dick Durbin on Social Security; the guy begging Ron Paul to run as an Independent and guarantee a Democratic victory is a Bill Richardson supporter.

Jason Coleman
finds another one:

The guy who asked the question about corn subsidies, Ted Faturos, is a former intern for Democrat Congresswoman Jane Harman.

Stephen Green nails it:

What we really saw tonight was CNN playing out its own agenda in front of a couple million viewers and seven or eight candidates, without anyone calling them on it.

Hot Air has the videos of CNN “weeding the plants”. No mention of all these democrats posing as undecided Republicans at the CNN site though.

Bad news for democrats

November 29, 2007

Or in other words, good news for America.

The U.S. economy expanded at the fastest pace in four years during the third quarter, growing at a real annual rate of 4.9%, the Commerce Department said Thursday in making its second estimate of growth for the three-month period. . . . Real GDP has increased 2.8% in the past year, close to the economy’s long-run potential.

Fact checking the crazy old aunt of the White House Press Corps

November 29, 2007

Greg Pollowitz does the honors.

It’s no surprise that Helen Thomas’ “mistake” puts US Troops in the worst possible light.

Just another example of how the loopy left really does not support American troops in the field.

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

democrats plants at Republican CNN debate

November 29, 2007

A bad showing again by CNN.
Details at Michelle Malkin and WizBang.

Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter; lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers

Planted CNN questions for Dem debate : “Do you like diamonds or pearls? Tee-hee!” from Dem politcal activists.

Planted CNN question for Repub debate: Hard-hitting politically charged question from Dem political activists.

Nope. No bias at CNN.

The bottom line of the Second Amendment

November 28, 2007

Naomi Wolf nails it:

“Few young Americans understand that the Second Amendment keeps their homes safe from the kind of government intrusion that other citizens suffer around the world”

A government should fear its citizens, not the other way around.
HT to Mr. Reynolds

A short "Global Warming" roundup

November 27, 2007

First off, Don Surber points out that Canada has figured out that Kyoto Protocols were not about reducing the planet’s carbon footprint:

The National Post said Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a victory over the Kyoto Protocol at a meeting of the the Commonwealth nations (nee, the British Empire) meeting in Uganda.

Canada succeeded in watering down a resolution backing Kyoto. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, “Canada’s view is we need binding targets on all nations.”

Reported Mike Blanchfield: “The Kyoto protocol exempts developing nations, including major emitters India and China, from commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. Canada had insisted on Friday that it would sign no agreement in Kampala unless any targets included all major emitters. Disagreement on this issue may explain the vague nature of Saturday’s declaration. It called for a post-Kyoto agreement to reduce greenhouse gases but spoke only of ‘long term aspirational goals for emissions reduction to which all countries would contribute’.”

And therein lies the intellectual dishonesty of the Kyoto Protocol. If the world were in such peril from carbon dioxide, then all nations would reduce their emissions, not just the West and Japan.

Bonus quote from his post that is just too cool to leave out:

A friend once explained the difference between the United States and Canada as this: Americans view the outdoors as a place to play and have fun; Canadians respect it as a dangerous place that has things that can eat you.

Christopher Booker notes the following in the Telegraph:

The scare over global warming, and our politicians’ response to it, is becoming ever more bizarre. On the one hand we have the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change coming up with yet another of its notoriously politicised reports, hyping up the scare by claiming that world surface temperatures have been higher in 11 of the past 12 years (1995-2006) than ever previously recorded.

This carefully ignores the latest US satellite figures showing temperatures having fallen since 1998, declining in 2007 to a 1983 level – not to mention the newly revised figures for US surface temperatures showing that the 1930s had four of the 10 warmest years of the past century, with the hottest year of all being not 1998, as was previously claimed, but 1934.

The Whistler at Say Anything points out:

Clearly if carbon dioxide was the force the UN and Al Gore say it is then the Earth couldn’t have been cooling in the last 9 years. They can’t explain why the Earth went through a 30 year warming trend before world war two, then experienced a thirty year cooling trend. Then the warming trend started again which it appears despite all the rhetoric has ended.

Remember kids, reducing pollution is a good thing. Doing so by buying car that has several hundred pounds of toxic heavy metals in it that produced more of a carbon footprint in its manufacturing than building a H2 Hummer would produce is (and costs more to produce) not the way to do it.