Happy Memorial Day, You Stupid, Arrogant, Liberal Global Warming Alarmist!

By Joseph Bast

It’s that time of year again, a holiday where you stand around the grill and patiently (or not) explain the truth to your liberal relatives and friends.

Mentioning an article that ran in the Washington Post in 1922, misreporting evidence of short-term weather variability in the Arctic as evidence of a long-term warming trend, is a good way to poke a stick in the eye of your global warming alarmist friends. A conversation starter!

The article illustrates a past case where (quoting Snopes, the liberal self-described fact checker) “current warming trends” were misinterpreted as being “indicative of long-term climatic changes rather than relatively short-term weather pattern variability.” Don’t oversell it! It doesn’t prove that people today who refer to warming in the Arctic region as proof of a long-term warming trend are necessarily wrong… only that they might be, that the mistake was made in the past (when man-made emissions could not have been a factor), and so the burden of proof rests on those who say this time is different. Continue reading this article at breitbart.com.

 

 

 

Inmates Running the Obama Administration Asylum

On Wednesday’s program, Mark Levin discusses the idiocy of the Iran Nuclear Deal and it’s usurping of the Constitution. Here are some excerpts:

“Can there be any doubt that this flawed Iran nuke deal is a treaty? And a treaty must be ratified by the Senate with a vote of two thirds of the members present. But as we all know the Republicans have surrendered this by allowing this constitutional process to be bypassed.

“John Kerry’s excuse for the Obama the administration’s circumventing the Constitution on the Iran nuke deal is that it’s: ‘physically impossible to get a treaty through the United States Senate.’ He goes on to say: “…That’s why, because you can’t pass a treaty anymore. And uh, it’s become impossible to uh you know, schedule, it’s become impossible to pass.”

Levin’s comment on this: “…So in other words, ladies and gentlemen, because they can’t get the sixty seven senators, assuming all senators are present, that is two thirds of the members present, in the Senate, the House has no role. We’re just going to blow it off. Treaties were intended to be rare. Treaties were intended to be difficult to ratify, particularly treaties like this, like this.

“So, you just heard the man say: ‘Look, I spent time in the Senate, they’re physically impossible to get passed, and so the hell with treaties!’ And not (laughing) a burp anywhere. OK, the hell with treaties? You’re not going to submit the stuff to the Senate because it’s physically impossible to get it passed? I think that’s incredible.”

They talked about the side deals which nobody has read. Kerry actually went on to say that: “I have no specific knowledge of a plan by Iran to actually destroy us.” Of course, Levin went on to destroy John Kerry. Listen. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz was asked by Senator Tom Cotton if he has ever read any of the agreements. His response: “Nope!” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter wasn’t any better. And on and on, and on and on.

And hence, the title of this piece: Inmates Running the Obama Administration Asylum

Big Brother Stinks – LITERALLY

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

If the cops in Seattle want to dig through a city resident’s garbage to look for evidence of a crime, they have to go get a warrant first.

But garbage collectors in Seattle are not only allowed to dig through the trash without a judge’s consent, they’re actually required to do so.

Shutterstock image - GOING THROUGH THE TRASH: Seattle is on the cutting edge of nanny state-ism with a new citywide ban on throwing any compostable material into the trash, no matter how gross, smelly or disgusting it might be. And the city government has deputized the trashmen as a sort of secret police who are being ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits.

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GOING THROUGH THE TRASH: Seattle is on the cutting edge of nanny state-ism with a new citywide ban on throwing any compostable material into the trash, no matter how gross, smelly or disgusting it might be. And the city government has deputized the trashmen as a sort of secret police who are being ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits.

Seattle is on the cutting edge of nanny state-ism with a new citywide ban on throwing any compostable material into the trash, no matter how gross, smelly or disgusting it might be. The city government is serious about this — so serious that they have deputized the trashmen as a sort of secret police who are being ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits to the nannies at Seattle Public Utilities.

If this sounds like an arrangement that violates a whole bunch of amendments to the U.S. Constitution (and the Washington State Constitution too, in the event you’re familiar with it), well, you’re not alone.

Continue reading at watchdog.org.

 

Trade Debate: Congress, Stand Up and Defend Your Territory

A foxnews.com op-ed by my friend, Amy Kremer:

Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution couldn’t be clearer.  “The Congress shall have power…to regulate commerce with foreign nations.”

The Obama administration is attempting to seize that power from Congress.  Some lawmakers are willingly playing along because “free trade” promises nations a future wealth and prosperity.

The pending Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, which is also known as Fast Track, will give Obama unilateral power to negotiate trade agreements on behalf of the United States and push them through Congress on an expedited timeline, leaving Congress with only an up or down vote after any trade agreement is presented to them.  Congress will not have the ability to amend any agreements once Fast Track authority is granted.

The U.S. Constitution was written providing checks and balances so that no branch of government holds too much power.  If Congress passes Fast Track authority they are willingly ceding their power to the president. Continue reading at foxnews.com.

The Climate Change Fantasies of the G7 Leaders

(Click the above graphic to listen to Mark Steyn blow the G7 leaders away)

While filling in for Rush Limbaugh on Monday, master of satire, Mark Steyn absolutely tears the G7 Summit leaders to shreds on climate change.  Listen carefully, you don’t want to miss a word.

Satire:  The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.  Synonyms:mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature – google.com

Stuart Varney HEATED Debate with Anti Fracking Activist

“Lying?” Varney snarled, as Fox continued talking. “The interview is over, young man. I am not lying. I did it myself. Thank you. Goodbye. You are out of here, son. You are out of here. Don’t call me a liar. Don’t do that, son. Cut. That’s it. Thank you very much. Will you please leave?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4VWz7oa1LI

Published on Jun 8, 2015
Imagine what would happen when you put anti-fracking activist Josh Fox in the same room as Fox Business Network host and pro-fracking activist Stuart Varney and expected them to have a thorough debate on the controversial natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing.If you guessed that the conversation quickly turned hostile and ended early, you would be correct.For context: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study last week that claimed in its executive summary that there is insufficient evidence to suggest “fracking” has caused widespread environmental issues largely related to drinking water. The study has been used by pro-fracking camps as proof that the practice does not, for instance, cause drinking water to become flammable (as Josh Fox’s Gasland film famously claimed); and anti-fracking activists like Fox have countered that the study was clearly not intended to be comprehensive.

While appearing on Varney & Co. this morning, the Gasland director suggested the EPA tempered its findings with the aforementioned executive summary so as to not to hurt the White House or President Barack Obama‘s overall energy strategy.

“You think this administration wants to frack?” Varney incredulously asked in return. “That’s news to me.”

The spirited debate became intense, however, when Fox brought up that Varney had mentioned off-air, during commercial break, that he owns land in Upstate New York and would not allow fracking under his property.

“Why would you not frack on our own property,” Fox confronted Varney, “and then prescribe it for other people in America?”

“Because I’m in the watershed,” Varney replied, adding that before fracking had ever been introduced, locals would “joke” about being able to light their tap water on fire, thus disproving causality arguments about hydraulic fracturing and drinking water.

“You are absolutely wrong,” Fox countered. “I do believe you are lying right now.”

“Lying?” Varney snarled, as Fox continued talking. “The interview is over, young man. I am not lying. I did it myself. Thank you. Goodbye. You are out of here, son. You are out of here. Don’t call me a liar. Don’t do that, son. Cut. That’s it. Thank you very much. Will you please leave?”

Hat tip: Inga Moore

 

Divorce Agreement

DIVORCE AGREEMENT  –  WRITTEN BY YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT

First published May 28th, 2012 – 30 star rating. The person that wrote this is a college student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

–Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.

–You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.–Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.

–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.

–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.

–We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.

–We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood

–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

–You can have the peaceniks and Occupiers. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.

–You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

–We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

–We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”

–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya” or “We Are the World”.

–We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

read more at teapartytribune.com.

Hat tip: JC

‘If It Bleeds, It Leads’: Obama Says Media ‘Overstates’ Terror Threat

Unbelievable:  Obama refers to terror attack on Jews in a Paris kosher supermarket a ‘random’ shooting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54SL4czTnuw

After President Barack Obama sat down with Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein to discuss domestic policy, including the “Balkanization” of the media, he moved onto to foreign policy with executive editor Matt Yglesias. This time, during a question about how the media covers terrorism, the president made a bold admission about how the war in Iraq affected our national security here at home.

Yglesias asked Obama if he thinks the media “sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism” as opposed to longer-term problems like climate change and epidemic disease.

“Absolutely,” the president responded, saying he doesn’t blame the press for embracing the old adage, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Obama acknowledged that it’s lot harder to make climate change or cutting infant mortality a “sexy story.”

But, at the same time, Obama said, “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris. We devote enormous resources to that, and it is right and appropriate for us to be vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that — the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.” Continue reading at mediaite.com.

The Straw Man Interview

From friend and GTP member Jim Sharp:

theconversation.com

Tonight, I had the pleasure of interviewing Straw Man. Mr. Man has been the object of much criticism from President Obama and the Democratic Party. He’s been in hiding until recently, for his own safety. Now, vindicated by this latest election, he’s agreed to speak with me tonight.

ME: Good evening, Straw Man, and welcome.

You’ve endured numerous vitriolic assaults, over the years. From the classic “You want to throw granny over the cliff,” to “You want old people on social security to choose between heating and eating dog food.”

They say you don’t care about the environment; that you’re for “dirty air and dirty water.” And, of course, that you’re a “climate-change denier.”

Many say you want little children on welfare to starve. Then there’s your supposed “war on women,” your hatred for gays and minorities. And, of course, you hate puppies … the list goes on.

My question to you, sir, is how you do it? – How have you weathered these withering politics of personal destruction?

STRAW: Well, thank you, Serv. At first, I really let this stuff get to me. I got defensive – quiet and introverted. I went around mumbling to myself, asking myself, “How did it come to this?” How did someone like me – who wants everyone to live a good, productive life, to be a good citizen, to experience the blessings of liberty – come to be so misunderstood, even despised?

Nothing in my life prepared me for that. Finally, I started to realize – it’s not me, it’s THEM! THEY hate me for the very things I stand for. It’s their job to deconstruct my life. They were trying to make me feel bad. They wanted to get people to hate me. It’s a power grab. I learned not to take it personally.

Now, finally, other people are starting to see that too – my critics were SO over-the-top that people began to sympathize with me. They look in the mirror, and see me. My critics SO over-reached, and SO exposed themselves, that now I’m starting to feel safe to be seen again in public, even to speak out.

ME: You’ve been disavowed even by your supposed friends, the Republicans. Aren’t you afraid of being back-stabbed?

STRAW: I know, I know – the Republicans wouldn’t come out and defend me. Some did, here and there, but they certainly didn’t make a concerted effort. It’s not that they hate me; I think they were just afraid to say anything, for fear of being laughed at or criticized.

Some people tried to protect me – the Tea Party and such; conservatives, and some corporations. I appreciate that. But they were silenced, as much as possible, by the Obama Democrats. For some reason, his corporations were considered okay, but my corporations are “dark,” – not to be trusted.

Thing is, the Obama Democrats, they NEVER talk to me. They never even consider my real point of view! They couldn’t tell you what my real point of view is! They exaggerate and stereotype all my positions!

It’s what they have to do to make themselves feel special.  Read more at the405media.com.

Return of the Zombie Congress

The midterms are over, but the fight has just begun. Hold Republicans’ feet to the fire.”The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” – Thoms Jefferson

Jim DeMint / @JimDeMint / November 05, 2014

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

With the midterm elections just behind us, Americans might think they can finally stop worrying about politics for a while. Not so fast! Now is when they need to be more vigilant than ever.

Although dozens of politicians were replaced with fresh faces on Election Day, the losers don’t have to vacate their offices for two months. That means they can keep on voting in a “lame duck” session of Congress.

While “lame duck” is the standard parlance in D.C., I prefer the more colorful term “Zombie Congress,” popularized in recent years by George Will and others. It more aptly conveys the peril of the situation. Zombie legislators are those unhappy senators and representatives who have been voted out of office, yet still stagger dutifully back to Washington for a month or so before Christmas break.  ‘Tis the season when they are most dangerous.

Unlike their B-movie counterparts, these zombies don’t seek brains, though they could probably use some. With no electorate to appease, the newly politically “deceased” members have no incentive to restrain their more base urges to feast upon the hard-earned tax dollars of the living.

Unfortunately, lame duck sessions have become more common in recent years and have been used to rush through liberal policies while most Americans are focused on the holidays. Obamacare was rammed through the Senate on Christmas Eve in 2009. Other lame ducks were used to pass bailouts, debt limit increases, big spending bills, special-interest tax breaks and even an ill-advised arms treaty with Russia.

Lame duck lawmakers could use this year’s post-election session to push through a costly omnibus spending bill … with total impunity. Those who want to further burden Americans by taxing their Internet purchases also are contemplating the chance to ram through the misleadingly titled “Marketplace Fairness Act.” The “fairness” here means you send more money to the government!  Read more at dailysignal.com.

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