Man-made Global Warming

 

Riddle: Where is the only place catastrophic mad-made global warming exists?

Answer: In a computer.

 

 

 

Example #1

Following are some recent “adjustments” made to the software used by NOAA to create the US portion of their global temperature tracking. The transition to the new computer programming began in February of last year.  Old and new graphs for Maine, California, and Michigan are below. Old graph on the left, new graph on the right. Remember, this is the same data. Forty of the forty eight mainland states experienced similar “changes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice any difference? With the same data, NOAA is now claiming a warming rate of 0.135F/decade, nearly double of what they were reporting for the same time period as recently as 2012.

If technical stuff makes your eyes glaze over you may want to move on to example #2 but the changes come from some basic differences in the new “software” which includes “revised station selection, homogenization, and gridding.” The change in “station selection” means ignoring the buoy readings (cooler) and choosing the intake readings on ships (warmer). The homogenization is a manual adjustment (faster warming of course) of temperature readings of the past to adjust for the urban heat island effect.

Example #2

In February, NOAA published the graph below showing “record heat” in the dark red areas, a large swath of it across Africa. While not record heat, South America shows temperatures as “much warmer than average.” Wow, pretty bad. The world is burning up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now check out this graph showing the gray areas labeled as “missing data.” Almost all of Africa which they claimed had “record heat” had no actual data. South America also listed as mainly “much warmer than average” also had no data. They just guessed or made it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, global warming is man-made. Just not the way they would like you to believe.

We All Said He Was a Good Man Then…. but

In 2006 current Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received the votes of the following current U.S Senators in his confirmation to the 10th Circuit Court:

Patrick Leahy (VT), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Patty Murray (WA), Ron Wyden (OR), Dick Durbin (IL), Jack Reed (RI), Bill Nelson (FL), Tom Carper (DE), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Maria Cantwell (WA), Bob Menendez (NJ), and last but not least, Chuck Schumer (NY)….. Democrats all. In addition he got the votes of then Senators Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Barack Obama. He was confirmed unanimously, 96-0.

Something must have changed drastically. Within one hour of last night’s nomination Chuck Schumer began beating the drum saying, he had “serious doubts” over whether Gorsuch will be able to “vigorously defend the Constitution from abuses of the Executive branch and protect the constitutionally enshrined rights of all Americans.”

“Given his record, I have very serious doubts about Judge Gorsuch’s ability to meet this standard,” Schumer said. “Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women’s rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice on the Court.”

This is yet another display of how it is always all politics for the left, substance be damned. He was good enough to be a unanimous choice back in 2006 but is now “outside the mainstream” and not be capable of being “independent?” Once again, those outside of the Blue Bubble will clearly see behind the curtain into the true nature of today’s Democrat Party.

In his acceptance speech Gorsuch has already distinguished himself by saying, “A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge stretching for results he prefers rather than those the law demands.”

This is probably what frightens Schumer et al the most. The fact that a judge could not be counted on to rule in a political way but would defer to what “the law demands” means that the power of the law would shift to the people’s representatives in Congress. The left simply cannot have that. Other than Barack Obama’s reelection, they have been crushed in election after election since 2008. They have lost 1042 seats at the federal and state levels as well as 12 governorships. They have been rejected at the polls time and time again so they must try to find other ways to rule against the will of the people. This leaves the courts and executive branch regulations. They are losing their grip on both of those as well.

Prepare for temper tantrums.

A Different “A” Word

 

   The President’s Supreme Court nominee will be announced later today. There is one thing that is inevitable. The subject of abortion and Roe v. Wade will be front and center. With that in mind here is a little game you can play with your leftist pro-abortion friends and co-workers (caution; irrational anger may ensue).

Take out a sheet of paper and write down the following questions one by one and get their answers.

1. Should abortion be legal? (I think you know how they will answer this one)

2. Should abortion have any restrictions at all? (This one is a little more dicey but most people in the country these days are in favor of some reasonable restrictions)

3. Would you agree that the country is significantly divided on this issue? (Almost everyone would agree this is true)

And finally,

4. Is it morally correct to forcefully collect taxes from the half of the country who are strongly opposed and use that money to provide free abortions to others?

Now the fun part. Take the piece of paper and, before handing the paper back, edit the questions so they look like this:

1. Should abortion ammunition be legal?

2. Should abortion ammunition have any restrictions at all?

3. Would you agree that the country is significantly divided on this issue?

And finally,

4. Is it morally correct to forcefully collect taxes from the half of the country who are strongly opposed and use that money to provide free abortions ammunition to others?

Have a friend at the ready with a camera for a priceless facial expression. Do not attempt to take a picture yourself. You may need to put up your hands to defend yourself.

 

 

A Total Surprise in Quebec

 

   Aiming at a narrative that a new wave of anti-Muslim violence was being triggered by the actions of President Trump, The Daily Beast reported yesterday that the two shooters in the Quebec City Mosque terror attack were “white supremacists”

Quote: “Authorities have identified the suspects in #Quebec City shooting as white supremacists David M.J. Aurine and Mathieu Fournier.”

Today the Montreal Gazette and Radio-Canada identified the true identities of the attackers as “Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir.” Draw your own conclusions.

An Open Letter to the Outraged

 Dear Chuck Schumer, Hollywood Screen Actors  Guild poseurs, CNN logic-challenged  commentators and all of those who use any  combination of the above to justify your “outrage” at President Trump’s issuance of an  executive order to put a moratorium on  immigration from countries which foster  terrorism:

 

Please spare us your phony outrage. All of your  “tears” and “deep concern” are totally a matter of political posturing and we know it.

If you had an ounce of core principles and your outrage was real you would’ve been outraged when this began. President Trump’s executive order suspends immigration, by reference, from “countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12)” of The Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 signed by Barack Obama. Where were you then? Where were you when the list of nations covered by the act was updated just last year? Where were all the speeches sighing that we are a nation of immigrants and that this “is not who we are?”

You have gotten away with this kind of thing for decades with the backing of your friends in the media who masquerade as legitimate news providers. The people are waking up and now realize that they are being played. Your Hollywood “stars” rants are doing nothing but causing people to turn away from their product. Your so-called news coverage is only further revealing their bitter bias. More and more people (even former liberals) are beginning to realize the game that has been played on them for so long.

Please, shriek louder as you back yourself further and further into the corner. You only expose your true nature for all to see.

Respectfully,

I.M. Nott Fallinforit

Here’s Your Definition of “Alternative Fact”

 

   Last week Kellyanne Conway used the term “alternative fact” in a Meet the Press interview. There have since been many attempts to ridicule the term and smarmy requests all over the internet and social media asking “Could somebody please tell me what an alternative fact is?” Please allow me to help.

A simple definition of an alternative fact: A fact which is entirely true but, since it contradicts the narrative of the left, will never be reported by the discredited mainstream press. Here are some examples.

Supposed fact: The press is reporting outrage over a “Muslim ban” on immigration due to President Trump’s executive order and showing maps of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen as countries from which immigration is “banned.” The implication is that evil xenophobic President Trump selected these “Muslim-majority” countries.

Alternative fact #1: Only Syria is mentioned in the executive order, none of the others. By the way, where did the list of these seven nations come from? The alternative fact that you will never see reported is that the current executive order refers to the list created by…. wait for it…. Barack Obama. The Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was updated in 2016 to add Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the list. US policy under Barack Obama was to restrict access to those “who have been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited government/military exceptions).”

If you don’t believe me (and I hope you don’t) read the entire order for yourself:  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/28/politics/text-of-trump-executive-order-nation-ban-refugees/

Alternative fact #2: The US stopped processing Iraqi refugees for security reasons for six months in 2011 at the order of ……. Barack Obama.

Alternative fact #3: In 1980, at a press conference, Jimmy Carter issued an order to “invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today.” 

So there you have it folks. Perfect examples of alternative facts. 100% true. 100% non-reported by the fake news talking heads and the dying newspapers in New York and Washington.

One more quick one…. you might think that all those protesters just magically showed up at airports as soon as they found out about the “outrageous” detaining of people from these countries. Did you wonder at all how they managed to be waiting at the airport for these people as they departed the terminal? Would the average citizen even know about these people as they arrived?

Alternative fact #4: The protests were just another example of the George Soros rent-a-riot service.

These people are holding pre-made signs touting “Make the Road,” a Soros-funded socialist organization.

There were lawsuits filed…. filed by Soros funded legal foundations.

The so-called press reports fake outrage.

Will not touch real “astroturfing.”

Brainsnacks…Kapernick, Cash, Comey, College Diversity Nonsense Edition

A few Brainsnacks for a Sunday morning:

1. Colon Kapernick is perfectly named as he’s full of shit.

2. On January 17th your U.S. government sent an airplane loaded with $400 million in laundered money to Iran. They claim it was not a ransom for released hostages, saying the cash was necessary because they did not have a banking relationship with Iran through which to send the money. On the 19th (two days later) they sent Iran 13 identical payments each one cent less than $100,000,000.00 through an unnamed central bank for a total payment of $1.3 billion. Just by coincidence, the hundred million number is the threshold which requires Congressional approval. Draw your own conclusions.

3. Does scrubbing your email server with a high-tech program capable of even thwarting FBI forensics finally constitute the “intent” James Comey said wasn’t there? Why would one use such a program to delete supposedly innocent emails about “yoga” and “grandchildren?”

4. SUNY (State University of New York) is offering a course for its resident advisers entitled “Stop White People 2016.” The stated purpose is “help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within.” The course says it will offer RA’s  “tools” to respond to “uneducated people” with “good’ arguments.” Of course you know who those “uneducated people” are.

5. Is it possible to have a viable welfare state? Yes. Is it possible to have a viable country with open borders? Maybe. Is it possible to have a viable welfare state with open borders? Absolutely not.

 

 

 

Two Too Late

Two stories are in the news today that should evoke the same response from average everyday Americans…… “Sorry, too late now.”

The first story has to do with Target and their stance on transgender bathrooms. If you remember, they instituted their transgender bathroom policy in April. The people weighed in with their opinion. Since then their stock price has dropped severely, resulting in a loss in value of the company reaching as much as $11 billion. The losses have recently moderated a bit to only near $10 billion. Yesterday they reported sales down roughly 10% and foot traffic down for the first time in a year and a half. At the same time they announced that now they are spending $20 million to install single-stall restrooms to accommodate however many of the one-third of one percent of their customers who are transgender and want to use the opposite bathroom of their physical gender. Amazing how a loss of $10 billion or so and a slap down from their customers can change things.

Sorry Target. Too late. I suggest that those of us who have learned to “aim away from the Target” continue to do so until they go away. Any corporation (or any entity for that matter) that shows that it is willing to ignore the safety of children to send a political message needs to receive a return message….. good and hard.

The second story has to do with the Clinton Crime Foundation. The largest slush fund in the history of the world announced yesterday that they promise not to accept donations from foreign entities if Hillary is elected. They must think the American people are a special kind of stupid. Hello? Her influence has already been bought. Foreign interests and corporations already own her. Swearing off future “donations” has absolutely no effect on the debt she already owes to them.

Sorry Hillary. Not buying it. It’s too late. You have already been purchased and you can’t undo that by saying you won’t be bought again in the future. That would be like Bernie Madoff saying he promises not to scam investors in the future if they’ll just give him more money.

“You can’t unring a bell.” (David Foster Wallace)

The National Ministry of Rainbows

 

   Today’s job report which said 255,000 jobs were created was said by the NY Times to “reframe the economic outlook.” NBC reported that the report “crushed estimates” and “blew past expectations.” Of course ABC, CBS, CNN, and the rest of the liberals’ Ministry of Truth chimed in with universal puppies and rainbows. Of course, CNN, NBC, and the NY Times most likely had to clear their stories with the Clinton campaign before release as they did during the Democrat Convention. (No, that’s not a joke; they actually did).

A realistic look tells a slightly different story. The overall 255,000 jobs number is a large improvement over both the previous month and over expectations which is good. This number helps to raise the average monthly jobs number for 2016 to 186,000 per month. On the other hand, that number was 228,000 for 2015, 251,000 for 2014, and 193,000 for 2013. You have to go all the way back to 2012 to get a worse number. The bottom line is the trend is still down. Significantly down.

When you break down the splits between public and private sector jobs the picture turns significantly darker. Private sector job creation in this report showed very little improvement. The three-month average for private sector job creation is now 158,000 as opposed to 169,000 for the six months prior to that. In 2015 and 2014 those monthly averages were 221,000 and 240,000 respectively. Trend = down. Once again, most of those jobs were “service” jobs. If you want to wait tables or tend bar this is a great market for you.

What does all of this mean in plain language. It means that overall job creation last month was up but almost entirely due to public sector (government) growth. Private sector (real businesses that offer real products and services) job creation is still flat-lined and both public and private sector job creation is still heading south. Put this together with the recent GDP report that said growth was going to come in at less than 2% and you have an Obama economy.

Call me cynical, but could it be that the word is out among government agencies to hire as many people as you can to “juice” the numbers for the election season?

And one final question regarding all of those new government employees……… What do tens of thousands of government workers produce exactly?

TOH to the Wall Street Journal for the numbers.

Ban the Guns, Shield the Terrorists, Screw the Victims

 

After the attack in Orlando, the Democrat/liberal situation room went into full response mode. The classic formula was on display once again. Same formula as always. It will be the same formula when the next one happens. One. Two. Three.

1. Politicize and Distract – Within 13 seconds the subject was changed from a terrorist attack to yet another case of an evil “assault weapon” forcing a human being to pull its trigger. Among the left, worries are now emerging that AR-15’s will soon evolve into weapons that can fire themselves.

2. Cover-up – The Department of Justice (the same DOJ which will decide whether or not to cover up for Hillary’s crimes) released the transcripts of the 911 calls from the night of the attack. All references to “Allah” and “ISIS” were removed. Now, what could possibly be the reason for doing that? Another deadly dose of political correctness?  Even more outrageously, the word “Allah” was replaced with the word “God.” After a massive outcry, the unedited version was later released.

3. Use the attack as a political weapon – The Obama administration denied a request for emergency funding to the State of Florida.  Gov. Rick Scott requested “$5 million in federal funds under the Stafford Act to help with “emergency response efforts, law enforcement response, emergency medical care, counseling services and other social services to assist victims.” Governor Scott (R) pointed out that the Obama administration has approved emergency funds for a water main break in Massachusetts, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Flint water crisis. All of those happen to be in Democrat states.

Yes to funds for a water main break and no to funds for the worst terrorist attack in the U.S. since 911?  And $5 million? That’s the interest on the interest of the money they borrow every hour (only a slight exaggeration).

John F. Kennedy, Patrick Moynihan, and the Democrats of the past must be turning in their graves.