Saturday, April 18, 2009

What? Antartic Ice Not Melting?

Who could have seen this coming. Real scientists that's who.

From Fox News
Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.

Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Center shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years.

Looking at snapshots of ice thickness over 5 or 10 year periods is little more than observing a high temperature on a summer day when equating weather to climate, but this information does fly in the face of those global warming Henny Penny's.

But, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand morons, so...

Ahmadinejad Shows Obama How To Handle Tea Party Types

Via AP (so no link)
Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old dual American-Iranian citizen, was arrested in late January and initially accused of working without press credentials. But earlier this month, an Iranian judge leveled a far more serious allegation, charging her with spying for the United States.

She gets 6 years total, but her sentence breaks down thusly:

1 year for actually speaking out about women's issues.
2 years for being incredibly hot and not finding that "hobo" look in a Members Only jacket attractive.
3 years as a negotiating chip/human shield.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Official, EPA Declares Air Is Bad For You

How you get trillions of dollars of taxes (cap and trade) without having a congressional debate? Easy, have a bureaucracy promulgate a regulation.

From Fox News.

...the Obama administration's release on Friday of an EPA proposed finding that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a danger to public health and welfare.

The EPA also will say tailpipe emissions from motor vehicles contribute to climate change.

Here's the comedy. After praising the proposal, Sen. Barbara Boxer added,

...the best and most flexible way to deal with this serious problem is to enact a market-based cap and trade system, which will help us make the transition to clean energy and will bring us innovation and strong economic growth.

So we are going to have a market based government mandate.

What Sen. Boxer is really saying is, "let's destroy the source of 85% of American energy consumption capacity without a solution and a magic bullet will come along when prices skyrocket."

That's like saying let's hold someones head under water until they grow gills.

Here a little bit of info from the DOE that Ms. Boxer might want to grasp before taxing the shit out of everyone.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas -- currently provide more than 85% of all the energy consumed in the United States, nearly two-thirds of our electricity, and virtually all of our transportation fuels. Moreover, it is likely that the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels to power an expanding economy will actually increase over at least the next two decades even with aggressive development and deployment of new renewable and nuclear technologies.

Because our economic health depends on the continued availability of reliable and affordable fossil fuels, the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy oversees two major fossil fuel efforts:

1) Emergency stockpiles of crude oil and heating oil

The Department is responsible for maintaining the readiness of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve. In the event of a major supply interruption, the President could order emergency stocks from either of these two reserves to be released into the market.

2) Research and Development of future fossil energy technologies

My 2 cents. You better have a workable alternative for that 85% of energy you are about to make too expensive for average Americans.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jacksonville FL Tea Party

Awesome day. Great weather and NO phony politicians. This is what grass roots politics is all about. Forget about the media coverage - either way. I could guess at the crowd (and be wrong) so I'll say about 2500.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maybe We Can Find Somthing To Criticize Obama About Via Political Cartoons

I saw this over at Savage, so I went looking for some more cartoons from the era. Maybe something that can help inprire someone, somewhere.

Hmmm, this could be turned into something...

OK, I'll try my hand.

Here's a couple from Michael Ramirez at IBD. He's probably the best political cartoonist out there right now.

And one with a second interpretation.