Monday, May 31, 2010

Media continues to lie about Iraq

Small reminder about why the USA invaded Iraq... Who said what? ... From CitizenWells:
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1. “We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction.” “The chemical weapons Saddam has used and the biological weapons we know he has tested pay no attention to borders and nationalities.”

2. “If diplomacy runs out, we have reserved the right to use force and if we do so it will be substantial.”

3. “No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing. He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators.”

4. “What we are doing is so that you all can sleep at night. I am very proud of what we are doing. We are the greatest nation in the world and what we are doing is being the indispensable nation, willing to make the world safe for our children and grandchildren, and for nations who follow the rules.”

5. “Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.”

6. “If Saddam can cripple the weapons inspections sytem and get away with it, he would conclude the international community, led by the United States, has simply lost its will. He would surmise that he has free rein to rebuild his arsenal of destruction.”

7. “Earlier today I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. While other countires also had weapons of mass desctuction, Hussein is in a different category because he has used such weapons against his own people and against his neighbors.

8. “Along with Prime minister (Tony)Blair of Great Britain, I made it equally clear that if Saddam failed to cooperate fully we would be prepared to act without delay, diplomacy or warning.”

9. “The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi goverment — a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people.”

10. “But once more, the United States has proven that although we are never eager to use force, when we must act in America’s vital interests, we will do so.”
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All above quotes came from the Clinton Administration.

The entire Clinton administration believed Saddam Hussein had WMD, had used them on his own people, posed a real threat and that the US was ready to stop him.

See CitizenWells for links to the original quotes, followed by the source and the dates.

Does this help you understand all the lies told about George W Bush?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jun 12th rally in Phoenix to support Arizona

Hat tip: iOwnTheWorld

Support Arizona!

WHAT: Tea Party (Rally) Road Trip
WHEN: Saturday, June 12th, 2010
WHERE: Bolin Memorial Park,
1649 West Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

On Saturday, June 12th, Patriots from across the country will converge on Phoenix and rally in support of their courageous leaders willing to protect their citizens when the Federal government will not.

Details of the event:

What: Tea Party Road Trip – Arizona Buycott
When: Saturday, June 12th, 2010 @ 4:00-7:00PM
Where: Bolin Memorial Park, 1649 West Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Speakers:
Todd Long – Candidate for Congress, Florida’s 8th Congressional District currently held by Dem. Alan Grayson
Jason Hoyt – Host of the ‘Tea Party Patriots Live’ Radio Show
Congressman Steve King (IA) – Patriot Congressman representing Iowa’s 5th District
Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO) – Former congressman from Colorado
Sheriff Joe- The Sheriff of Maricopa County
State Senator Russell Pearce- The State Senaor that wrote the bill.
Dan Smeriglio- Organizer of the June 5th Rally in Phoenix.
Gary Pierce- Arizona Corporation Commission
Rhonda Deniston- Oceanside (CA) Tea Party and talk radio host.
Judi Petersen- Phoenix mom whose daughter was murdered by illegals.
Thomas Spriggs- Arizona blogger and activist.
Honey Marques- President of Tea Party Patriots of Scottsdale

Friday, May 28, 2010

Latest from Palin: Passing The Buck Doesn’t “Plug the D#*! Hole”

watch out for momma grizzly!

Wow... Sarah Palin's latest Facebook slam against the BHO regime is ON TARGET. As a private momma-grizzly citizen, she is spot on! ... From Conservatives4palin and Facebook (... I do disagree with her respectfully calling Obumbles-aka-numbnuts 'the president'... he is a mere usurper and a putative potus):


"Nearly 40 days in, our President finally addressed the American people’s growing concerns about the Gulf Coast oil spill. Listening to today’s press conference, you’d think the administration has been working with single-minded focus on the Gulf gusher since the start of the disaster. In reality, their focus has been anything but singular to help solve this monumental problem.
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If the President really was fully focused on this issue from day one, why did it take nine whole days before the administration asked the Department of Defense for help in deploying equipment needed for the extreme depth spill site?
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Why was the expert group assembled by Energy Commissioner Steven Chu only set up three weeks after the start of this disaster?
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Why was Governor Jindal forced more than a month after the start of the disaster to go on national television to beg for materials needed to tackle the oil spill and for federal approval to build offshore sand barriers that are imperative to protect his state’s coastline?
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Why was no mention of the spill made by our President for days on end while Americans waited to hear if he grasped the import of his leadership on this energy issue?
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Why have several countries and competent organizations who offered help or expertise in dealing with the spill not even received a response back from the Unified Area Command to this day?
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The President claimed that “this notion that somehow the federal government is somehow sitting on the sidelines and for the last three or four or five weeks we’ve just been letting BP make a whole bunch of decisions is simply not true.” But, in fact, that is how U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen described the Obama administration’s approach to this crisis: “We keep a close watch.”
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Listening to the President, you get the impression he is continually surprised by the inability of various centralized government agencies to get more involved and help solve problems. His lack of executive experience might explain this because he is apparently unaware that it’s his job as a chief executive to make sure they do their jobs and help solve problems.
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The fundamental problem at the core of this crisis is a lack of responsibility. (I risk the President taking my comments personally, but they’re not intended to be personal; my comments reflect what many others feel, and we just want to help him tackle this enormous spill problem.) There’s a culture of buck-passing at the heart of this administration that has caused the tragedy of a sunken oil rig to turn into a potential disaster.
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The 1990 Oil Pollution Act was drafted in response to the Exxon-Valdez spill in my home state. It created new procedures for offshore cleanups, specifically putting the federal government in charge of such operations. The President should have used the authority granted by the OPA – immediately – to take control of the situation. That is a big part of what the OPA is for – to designate who is in charge so finger-pointing won’t disrupt efforts to just “plug the d#*! hole.” But instead of immediately engaging with this crisis, our President chose to spend precious time on political pet causes like haranguing the state of Arizona for doing what he himself was supposed to do – secure the nation’s border. He also spent much time fundraising and politicking for liberal candidates and causes while we waited for him to grasp the enormity of the Gulf spill.
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Now that the American people are calling him out on his lack of engagement with this disaster, the buck-passing is in full swing – and, unbelievably, his administration is still looking to blame his predecessor. Amazingly, even those of us who support energy independence for America are the brunt of some buck-passing.
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He suggested today that a “culture of corruption” at the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) was solely the previous administration’s responsibility and that the failure of the inspection system was a failure of that administration. That is false. The MMS has been his responsibility since January 20, 2009.
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The MMS director who resigned today, Elizabeth Birnbaum, was appointed by his administration. And the most recent inspection of the oil rig took place a mere 10 days before the explosion – also very much on his watch, not President Bush’s.
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The President is also now attempting to somehow distance himself from his administration’s recent decision to open a few areas of the continental shelf to oil and gas exploration. That’s unfortunate because America desperately needs our domestic oil and natural gas. We rely on it for our prosperity, security, and freedom. The President’s decision to open a few areas to offshore exploration was the right decision then; and unlike his quickly evolving position on energy development now, I continue to believe it’s the right decision today – because energy independence is in the long-term economic and security interests of the United States.
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As I explained in an article in National Review last year, conventional sources like natural gas “can act as a clean ‘bridge fuel’ to a future when more renewable sources are available.” I do not, as the President mistakenly believes, think we can “drill, baby, drill” our way out of all of our troubles. As I have consistently stated, we need an “all of the above” approach to energy independence that combines conventional drilling with energy conservation and renewable-energy development. My record in Alaska clearly shows my commitment to this “all of the above” approach. Over 20 percent of Alaska’s electricity currently comes from renewable sources. As governor, I put forward a long-term plan to increase that figure to 50 percent by 2025, which is the most ambitious renewable energy target in the nation. I take great pride in helping to make Alaska, in the words of the New York Times, “a Frontier for Green Power,” even as we continue to embrace the need to “drill, baby, drill” at the same time.
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Alaska can be that frontier for renewable energy only because our conventional oil and gas reserves provide us with “a bridge” to a greener energy future. In fact, Alaska has enough reserves of both oil and gas to help the United States cross that bridge – if only we are allowed to drill!
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Please, Mr. President, hear me on this, if nothing else: if it’s your administration’s decision to suspend the leases of new oil field developments off the coast of Alaska in response to the Gulf’s deepwater spill, and you still remain committed to locking up ANWR and other oil-rich lands, please know you are making a mistake. Unless we continue to drill here and drill now, we risk digging ourselves deeper into the hole created by our continued dependence on foreign energy – which often comes from regimes that care nothing for our prosperity or security, and even less for global environmental safety.
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We need affordable, reliable, secure, environmentally-sound, and domestically-produced energy, but this administration continues to lock up federal land filled with huge energy reserves. If there is to be a moratorium on offshore development, then it’s time we stop ignoring our safest options for domestic development – places like ANWR and NPR-A in my home state of Alaska.
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And it’s time for the administration to stop passing the buck and get control of the disaster in the Gulf. There’s a reason why Harry Truman had that famous sign on his desk. The “buck stops” with the occupant of the Oval Office. When the American people elected President Obama they gave him responsibility to handle this disaster. He promised to “heal the earth, and watch the waters recede...” or something far-fetched like that. It was unbelievable then, it’s impossible now, but what I believe he meant was that he promised to be held accountable. With all due respect, Mr. President, you have a huge job in front of you. We hope you’re learning. Please learn that we must have domestic energy development, you must stop looking backward and blaming Bush, and we must all work together to “plug the d#*! hole.” - Sarah Palin

NZ Carter's "Climate: the counter-consensus" avail in NZ 20-Jly apr├Ęs 1-Jly ETS!


"Climate: the counter consensus" by a NZ professor Robert Carter, IS available now in the UK, but NOT yet available until July 20th in NZ? Hmm... could that possibly be due to 1-July-2010 ETS start date? ... Don't want to RILE up the NZ public now with actual FACTS that AGW is just a pile of political poo poo, eh?

Available from Amazon UK:

"Product Description - The counter-consensus to quasi-scientific hype and induced panic on climate change is at last assembling. The argument is not in the first place as to whether or not climate change has been taking place, but whether any recent warming of the planet is appreciably due to human activity and how harmful it will prove. Tom Stacey, in his eloquent and provocative introduction, investigates our tendency to ascribe this and other perceived planetary crises to some inherent fault in ourselves, be it original sin or a basic moral failing. Climate Change goes on to examine, with thoroughness and impartial expertise, the so-called facts of global warming that are churned out and unquestioningly accepted, while the scientific and media establishments stifle or deride any legitimate expression of an opposing view. In doing so, the book typifies the mission of Independent Minds to replace political correctness and received wisdom with common sense and rational analysis.


About the Author - Professor Robert Carter is one of the world's leading palaeoclimatologists, and his work investigates the past cycles of the earth's unpredictable natural climate change, especially over the last few million years of planetary ice ages."




Oh, and NO, NZ GREEN PARTY, SNAP OUT OF IT... the "science" behind AGW is not "sound" you silly nitwits...
WAKE UP NZ "GREEN PARTY"!

READ Professor Carter's book and ALL counter consensus information... CO2 is not a pollutant and NOT causing ANY MAN MADE warming.


Crikey, AGW pushers really need a SLAP upside the head...




Delingpole's report from Chicago's climate conference


UK's James Delingpole reports from the Heartland Institute sponsored 4th international climate change conference in Chicago May 16-18th, 2010.

Oh, the Chicago liberal media didn't report the story or participate? Too bad...

From Mr. Delingpole "My moment of rock-star glory at a climate change sceptics’ conference in America":

"Wow! Finally in my life I get to experience what it’s like to be a rock star and I’m loving every moment. OK, so the drugs are in pretty short supply. As too is the meaningless sex with nubile groupies. But what do I care, the crowd love me and I love them. God bless America! God bless the Heartland Institute’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change!

You’d think it would be quite dull, a conference of 700 climate sceptics (or ‘realists’, as we prefer to call ourselves) cooped up for two and half days of intense panel sessions (‘Quantifying the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Organisms’; ‘Green Eggs and Scam: the Myth of Green Jobs’; ‘Analysis of the Russian Segment of the HADCRUT3 Database’) and lectures (beginning at 7.30 a.m). But I haven’t had so much fun in years.

First, the hospitality. They know how to look after you, these right-leaning US think tanks — even modest-sized ones like the free-market Heartland Institute, which suffers the misfortune of being largely funded by private donors rather than — contrary to what you’re told by many greens — Big Oil, Big Carbon or Big Totally Evil. Food is good. Booze is plentiful. There is little wimping out — especially not from the strong Aussie delegation including Senator Cory Bernardi and scientists Bob Carter and Ian Plimer.

Second, the people. Here I am, a humble blogger and polemicist with a mere English literature degree, rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s most eminent oceanographers, economists, geologists, physicists, astrophysicists — even a couple of astronauts. I can’t believe it. I am not worthy. But instead of shunning me they’re coming up and shaking me by the hand and thanking me for the modest service I have done for their cause. Our cause."

"I make this the subject of my speech. What is a non-scientist like me doing here? Simple. I’m here to point out that the Anthropogenic Global Warming scare is not about science and never was. As Climategate proved (but as some of us suspected long before), AGW is the invention of a cabal of activists, all working towards more or less the same ecofascist agenda: Mother Gaia is suffering; it’s mostly our fault; the only way to atone for our sins is to destroy Western industrial civilisation and shackle ourselves with a form of One World government run by ‘experts’ and bureaucrats over whom we have no democratic control. It is a battle against a tyranny every bit as great as we faced in the second world war or the Cold War. All what’s different about this enemy is that instead of jackboots it wears long hair, a warm, caring smile and drives a VW Combi with an ‘Atomkraft Nein Danke’ sticker."

Read the rest here.

Great stuff, James... thanks for venturing into Chicago - You rock!
His excellent articles can be read over at the Telegraph.co.uk.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

P. Geller fighting the USA advance of jihad... in Tennessee

Pamela Geller addresses a Tennessee T.E.A. party discussing the war against Islam in the USA. There is an economic jihad, a cultural jihad, an education jihad and islamic sympathizer squattin' in the W.House. Yep, it's WAR all right...



More at Atlas Shrugs

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get popcorn ready for the Stestak/W.House impeachment show?

Interesting story being discussed out there on the blogosphere. Did the W.House bribe Joe Stestak? If so, this is an impeachable offense. Guessing only when Republicans take back the the majority: then a "special prosecutor" will have to sort this out...
Oh ooooh... could be big twubble for the Chicago-way organizers squattin' in the people's W.House...

From Military Corruption:

"Longtime Philadelphia television newsman Larry Kane deserves high praise for daring to ask Sestak the question that has been on mind of many insiders these past few weeks. On the Comcast Network's well-regarded program THE VOICE OF REASON, the conversation was fascinating.

(KANE) -- "Is it true you were offered a high-ranking job in the Obama Administration in a bid to get you to drop out of the primary against Arlen Specter?"

(SESTAK) -- "Yes."

(KANE) -- "Was it (the position) Secretary of the Navy?"

(SESTAK) -- "No comment."

Note the stubborn admiral didn't confirm, but also did not deny, that the offer was for the Navy Secretary post. Why? Because if he did, it would be a clear violation of federal law and mean possible prosecution for the person offering the inducement or the one accepting it.

18 US Code (sec. 211) -- BRIBERY, GRAFT, CONFLICT OF INTEREST

WHOSOEVER SOLICITS OR RECEIVES ANYTHING OF VALUE, IN CONSIDERATION OF THE PROMISE OF SUPPORT OR USE OF INFLUENCE IN OBTAINING FOR ANY PERSON ANY APPOINTMENT, OFFICE, OR PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES, SHALL BE FINED UNDER THIS TITLE, IMPRISONED NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR, OR BOTH.


Well, what makes you so sure that the offer of that particular job was actually made, you might ask? Sestak hasn't said what job it was. Ah, but the retired admiral has spoken with certain individuals in Philadelphia who talked to our sources, and the position they refer to is indeed Navy secretary."

Michelle Malkin's been tracking the story since February. She thinks "even Democrats are starting to worry about the White House/Sestak bribery scandal"...


On Meet The Press Yesterday, when pressed by David Gregory, to name the job he was offered by the White House in exchange for quitting his Senate race against Arlen Specter, (there’s been speculation that it was Sec. of the Navy), Sestak dodged:

“Anything that goes beyond that, is for others to talk about”…
But how are we supposed to talk about something he won’t tell us?
The man has accused the White House of a serious breech of federal law…"

Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, has called for a Special Prosecutor to look into the matter, (which is being stonewalled by Eric Holder)."

Archy Cary over a Breitbart's BigJournalism asks "Where Is The MSM’s Call For a Special Counsel In the Alleged Bribe Offered To Joe Sestak?"

Get the popcorn for the impeachment show! Yep, might get real interesting... Orange jumpsuits for all the main characters anyone? Rinse. Repeat.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010 & 2012 will decide America's culture war


Great article by Arthur C. Brooks May 23, 2010 in the Washington Post describes: America's new culture war: Free enterprise vs. government control

On creeping statism

"The new statism in America, made possible by years of drift and accelerated by the panic over the economic crisis, threatens to make us permanently poorer. But that is not the greatest danger. The real risk is that in the new culture war, we will forsake the third unalienable right set out in our Declaration of Independence: the pursuit of happiness.

Free enterprise brings happiness; redistribution does not. The reason is that only free enterprise brings earned success.
Earned success involves the ability to create value honestly -- not by inheriting a fortune, not by picking up a welfare check. It doesn't mean making money in and of itself. Earned success is the creation of value in our lives or in the lives of others. Earned success is the stuff of entrepreneurs who seek value through innovation, hard work and passion. Earned success is what parents feel when their children do wonderful things, what social innovators feel when they change lives, what artists feel when they create something of beauty.

If unearned money does not bring happiness, redistributing money by force won't make for a happier America -- and the redistributionists' theory of a better society through income equality falls apart. The goal of our system should be to give all Americans the greatest opportunities possible to succeed based on their work and merit. And that's exactly what the free enterprise system does: It makes earned success possible for the most people. This is the liberty that enables the true pursuit of happiness.

To win the culture war, those of us in the 70 percent majority must reclaim -- and proclaim -- the morality of our worldview."

Who is protesting what exactly?
"Just compare the protests in America with those in Europe. Here, we see tea partiers demonstrating against the government's encroachment on the free enterprise system and protesting the fact that the state is spending too much money bailing out too many people. Why are people protesting in Greece? Because they want the government to give them even more. They are angry because their government -- in the face of its worst economic and perhaps existential crisis in decades -- won't pay the lavish pensions to which they feel entitled. There's no better example of the cultural difference between America and Europe today, yet it is toward European-style social democracy that the 30 percent coalition wants to move us.

What matters most to Americans is the commitment to principle, not the exercise of power. The electorate did not repudiate free enterprise in 2008; it simply punished an unprincipled Republican Party."

Will America's 70% majority finally win over the 30% in charge?

"But political turmoil can lead to renewal, and the challenges of this new culture war can help us mobilize and reassert our principles. The 2008 election was perhaps exactly what America needed. Today there is a very real threat that the 30 percent coalition may transform our great nation forever. I hope this threat will clear our thinking enough to bring forth leaders -- regardless of political party -- with our principles at heart and the ideas to match. If free enterprise triumphs over the quest for political power, America will be the stronger for it."

Read the entire article here

Rick Barber for Congress in Alabama GETS IT

Rick Barber for Congress in Alabama.
He gets it.
MORE LIKE HIM please.
Needed.In.Washington.
A.S.A.P.



Hat tip: GatewayPundit

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Manning trial outcome? Soetoro GUILTY of several biggies

Mario Apuzzo's site has the latest on: Rev. James David Manning Trial Results in Guilty Verdict for Obama and Former Columbia Univ. President on Various High Crimes Including Fraud

"Testimony and evidence proved that Obama/Soetoro:

1. Was recruited by the C.I.A. while at Occidental College in CA in 1979 – as a Foreign-Student non-U.S. citizen, Arabic-speaking, Muslim, to work with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan & Pakistan – to help drive the Russians out of Afghanistan. (NOTE: 25 years later, he is apparently again working with the Muslims [an ill wind is blowing] to drive the Americans out of Afghanistan – after killing as many as possible first. NT);

2. Traveled often during the early 1980’s to Karachi, Pakistan under a Kenyan Passport, to visit often with his mother (of modest means), where she lived in a 5 Star hotel for 5 years, while working for the Asian Development Bank (a proven ‘front’ for George Bush Sr’s C.I.A.);

3. Used anywhere from 20 to 120+ Social Security numbers of persons both living or dead, that detailed investigative reporting by 2 Private Investigators proved had been associated with the names Obama, Soetoro, or Dunham. (NOTE: both Obama’s mother and grandmother worked as bankers for years – with easy access to thousands of SS Numbers and Passport Numbers.)

CONCLUSION: Money Laundering of large amounts of money - for drugs, arms, and/or terrorism - would of necessity require many different Social Security and/or Passport numbers."


COURT RECONVENED FOR THE JURY VERDICT

at 4:30 pm, 05/18/2010 - Jury returns with the Verdict:

GUILTY on all counts against Columbia University former President Michael I. Sovern (1980-1993), and Barack Hussein Obama. Main findings were:

• Mail and wire fraud;
• Obstruction of Justice;
• Disclosure of State Secrets;
• Sedition – against the people of the United States of America;

Read the rest here

Fascinating stuff... NOW WHEN CAN WE THE PEOPLE OUST SOETORO THE HELL OUT OF THE PEOPLE'S WHITE HOUSE?!

Keep all mosques & Shariah laws in the muslim countries

When will people get it? There is a muslim sympathizer squatting in the W.House.

Barbarianism/Shariah Law is not compatible with the laws of the Western world.

Islamic - muslim - INSANITY SHITE CRAP is not compatible with peace loving people on the planet earth.

From AtlasShrugs. Is Sean Hannity the only one brave enough to have the truth discussed about the push for Shariah law in the USA by Islamic a&&holes?



A reminder about what the tenets of Sharia law crap is:

Examples of Shariah Law include the following: (from the authoritative source Reliance of the Traveller, The Sacred Manual of Islamic Law)

  1. Requirement of women to obtain permission from husbands for daily freedoms;
  2. Beating of disobedient woman and girls;
  3. Execution of homosexuals;
  4. Engagement of polygamy and forced child marriages;
  5. Requirement of the testimony of four male witnesses to prove rape;
  6. Stoning of adulteresses;
  7. Lashing of adulterers;
  8. Amputation of body for criminal offenses;
  9. Female genital mutilation;
  10. Capital punishment for those who slander or insult Islam;
  11. Execution of apostates, or those that leave the religion of Islam
  12. Inferior status for all non-Muslims, known as Dhimmitude.
  13. Concept of Taquiyya: A Muslim may lie or deceive others to advance the cause of Islam.

BOYCOTT THE 9/11 MOSQUE ON JUN 6TH

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pix from Wellington NZ this week

Sent to Wellington NZ on a work trip; 3-day training course...
Learned heaps... Took a few pix where I stayed...
UPDATE for Right Girl: no, our hotel didn't look like this...
I upgraded and stayed at the Duxton Hotel...

Views of the harbor from my room...




Town Hall



The Boat Shed, Rowing Club facilities



Walkways, promenade areas over street, down to harbor front with nautical themes




Pensive Iron Man Statue



Fountain... whale tails? or maybe boat anchors?



3 wise warrior-like figures in this statue


Silver cube statues on plaza at Museum of New Zealand





Museum facade


Red & white building next to museum



me ... bundled up for the cool, rainy day

Monday, May 17, 2010

Walk softly. But carry a big lipstick.

Great article by Lori Ziganto at Snark and Boobs (also at HotAir) called "Taking Feminism Back: Sarah Palin Endorses Nikki Haley for SC Governor". I bow to your awesome-ness, Lori...

Heres a thought: what IF the people's white house in 2012 is filled completely with conservative momma bear types? Wow, that would ROCK!

President - S.Palin
VP - M.Bachman
Sec'y of Defense - L.Cheney
... there are many more possibilities (gettin' chills just thinkin' about it!)

Here are a few snippets from Lori's article:

About current conservative women? "All smart as whips, charismatic, charming, quick, impassioned, energetic and with a fighting spirit embodying my personal motto: “Walk softly. But carry a big lipstick.” (<--good one Lori!)

Who are the real feminists? "True feminists are women like Sarah Palin and Nikki Haley. They are the new faces of feminism. That has a great built-in bonus, too — they are far easier on the eyes and exhibit none of that irksome hysterical screeching like the already irrelevant and soon to be extinct femogynists. They, and women like them, are coming to the forefront now."

Conservative ladies? "We are the women whom the left hates. And, you know if the left hates us, we must be doing something right, yes? They hate us because they don’t understand us, they actually believe that women are lesser, and they have a perverted definition of equality. With all their claims of “equality”, they don’t honestly believe that at all. "

About Nov 2010? "I believe that the left is in for a rude awakening and a nice long time out given to them from said Mommies. Leave it to Mommy to make it all better, as always!"

Just like momma grizzlies (aka brown bears), conservative American women are protective of their young and are currently riled up, angry, locked and loaded... in more ways than one.

"Bears will defend themselves, their cubs and their food:
Never approach a bear - especially a cub. Mother is usually nearby and will attack."
Bears have a extremely keen sense of smell... and there sure 'nuff is a lot of STENCH coming from the progressive marxist folk in Washington right now!

Okay, sorry ... off on a wildlife tangent... mea culpa... grrrrr grrrrrrrrrrr

Saturday, May 15, 2010

All countries enforce their borders ya know

Yep, all countries protect their borders... but this made me laugh...



On a more serious note "It appears that Fox News is now caving in to President Obama who wants the network to have more blacks and Hispanics on it. Therefore beginning next week FoxNews will be airing “America’s Most Wanted” twice a week."

ha ha ha... gotcha, didn't I...! This was from a funny column called "Lighten Up America: PC speech is not free speech" at BigJournalism. Read the rest here.

C.I.A. Columbia Obama Sedition & Treason Trial begins


Well this trial could be interesting...the 'long legged mack daddy' getting a smackin' from Atlah:

The C.I.A. Columbia Obama Sedition And Treason Trial – Schedule Of Events

14 May 2010 -We will meet at 9AM on 116th street and Broadway Avenue to march around Columbia University, then get on Downtown #1 Train to 96th street then crossover on the subway station to get to the uptown side and take the #2 train to 125th street, then walk down 2 blocks down to 123rd street, Prayer, Jury processing, swearing in of the judge, establishing the parameters of the case, setting voir dire
15 May 2010 - Opening Statements by the defense, prosecution, and judge, and registering evidence
16 May 2010 - Calling witnesses, present evidence
17 May 2010 - Calling witnesses, present evidence
18 May 2010 - Calling witnesses, present evidence
19 May 2010 - All evidence will be presented, jury will go out and comeback with a verdict


The Post & Email explains in: "CITIZENS’ GRAND JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR MAY 14-19, 2010" by Sharon Rondeau

(May 13, 2010) — "The Columbia Treason and Sedition Trial organized by Dr. James David Manning of ATLAH Ministries with support from American Grand Jury (AGJ) begins this Friday in Harlem, NY.

Dr. Manning has stated that he has conclusive evidence that Barack Hussein Obama II never attended Columbia University and that university officials who served at the time, from 1981-83, are aware of this fact and were paid to award Obama a diploma which then became part of the life story he has provided to the public."

DAY 1 update from Atlah - Pastor Manning Quotes:

1. Obama is a criminal and we will prove that in this court room

2. Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton and John McCain helped Obama win the election. Manning stated that a witness will testify that John McCain “took a dive” in the 2008 election.

3. The courts have failed and they are complicit, along with the media to cover up Obama’s alleged ineligibility.

4. Manning quoted a speech that he made at a Tea Party in June/July 2009 where he stated “We need to pursue Obama on his ineligibility, non natural born status rather than his policies, because health care will pass no matter how much you try to protest it.

5. God told me that “Our shoes are our weapons”. Meaning that we need to march and protest to show them that we will not be silenced.
.........
Some interesting videos on eligibility:





Post & Email advises issue has already been answered: BHO is not eligible:

We must face facts! Obama is ineligible!
No additional explanations will change the circumstances! Obama is ineligible!
The discussion is over! Obama is ineligible!
The facts are apparent! Obama is ineligible!
They know it! Obama is ineligible!
We know it! Obama is ineligible!
Mr. Obama is ineligible to hold the office of the president!
Congress is responsible:
Congress is responsible for oversight of the Executive Branch. Make the demands of your Congressman to:

  • Fulfill their responsibility to honor their Oath.

  • Fulfill their responsibility as the duly-elected representatives of the American citizens to whom they owe their trust and commitment.

  • Fulfill their responsibility to the Constitution to which they owe their allegiance.

  • Congress, based on its sacred oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, is the legal authority which is accountable and responsible for upholding the supreme laws of the land, the Constitution. They cannot delegate or abdicate this responsibility!

Boycott planned mosque 600 ft from NY's 9/11 ground zero

Mosque Madness
Geez... and I thought the flight 93 Islamic crescent memorial was bad enough.

Pamela Geller has the full story about a huge 'mega mosque' planned to be built 600 feet from 9/11/2001's ground zero. TRAVESTY! There should be NO 9/11 mosque writes Pam G. at HumanEvents: "The Community Board for New York City’s financial district last week unanimously approved the construction of a 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center right across from Ground Zero.

One might think that the Muslim community might be capable of some sensitivity, considering what a sensitive bunch they are about everything. Every time there is a jihad attack (which is happening with increasing frequency), they start wailing about Muslim sensitivities, and lecturing us about imaginary affronts and insults.

What could be more insulting and humiliating than a monster mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center buildings that were brought down by an Islamic jihad attack?"


From HillBuzz: Will it be a turning point for BHO resistance in New York?

Pam G. discusses this with Sean Hannity on his radio: go here to listen to podcast along with some 9/11 imagery.

Islamic jihad terrorists were responsible for the 9/11 attacks on New York, the Pentagon - and if flight 93 wasn't diverted - could have been the White House.

WAKE THE F**K UP NEW YORK! Islam continues its war with America. with finances, promoting shariah law, US government infiltration and political correctness. You can't pretend it isn't happenning, blame it on granny T.E.A. partiers or appease it away. There is no moderate Islam.

1) BE AT THE MAY 25, 2010 PLANNING MEETING
2) BE AT THE PROTEST RALLY JUNE 6, 2010

From BeforeItsNews story "Hello New Yorkers and all Americans out there. Save the date, June 6, 2010 and come to Ground Zero for a rally to stop the spread of Islam in the US. It is time that this little known news item gets blasted into the public arena. This story has had a very low profile, in spite of the fact that the NYTimes had it on their front page on the December 8th. Since then, there has been very little publicity or follow up stories.

The background information begins on 9/11 at 45 Park Place, the Burlington Building, where a portion of one of the planes, either the Flight 11 or 175, crashed through the roof as 80 employees were seeking safety in the basement. For several years the owner unsuccessfully tried to sell the building for $18 million. Finally, in June 2009, the property was purchased by an investment firm called “Soho Properties,” with one of the individual investors listed as the Cordoba Initiative, a name militant Muslims often say when they refer to the glory of the Muslim empire during their occupation of Spain.

Further investigation shows that this “interfaith group” was founded by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is the spiritual leader of another nearby mosque, Al Farah at 245 West Broadway. The records show that the 61-year old Iman paid $4.85 million, all in cash. With an additional investment of $150 million the Park Place property’s 50,000 square feet of air rights could be developed into a 13-story full-fledged Islamic Mosque and Community Center, It’s Feisal’s dream that this could potentially become one of the largest NYC mosques to serve the ever-growing Muslim population. Presently, the building is legally being used every Friday as an extension of Imam Feisal’s mosque, as overflow prayer space to accommodate the growing Muslim community in NYC."


More from FOX news "Plan to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero Riles Families of 9/11 Victims"

More at "SIOA Rally Calls for Halt to Plans for Ground Zero Mosque"

YouCut program from Republican Eric Cantor

What should the federal government cut on spending? ... or do ya wanna end up bankrupt (like Greece)? Give the Republicans your ideas at YouCut. I bet there are a lot of Americans with more economic and fiscal common sense than the current bunch in the W.House, eh? How do you live YOUR life? Spend more and more money you DON'T have - or do you CUT something as not needed from your household budget? You know you do this. Now think NATIONALLY. What should the FEDS cut? Or do you want America to be the nanny socialist-commie-marxist regime the current batch of numbskulls are trying to turn it into? If you're unemployed, then GET OFF THE COMPUTER, out off momma's basement and GET A JOB! You can find one if you think out of the box and put your mind to it. You found THIS blog somehow so you must have a braincell or two working... now get out there. (me? I have a full time job thanks! I blog to vent... why are YOU wasting time online if you're umployed if its not to help yourself get a job?)


Friday, May 14, 2010

Sarah continues to dazzle 'em - even in Chicago

Sarah Palin is in the news a lot, isn't she? Her star power hasn't diminished and since losing Nov 2008, quitting as governor of Alaska and the full onslaught of leftists attacks... Nope, she continues to be more and more popular... funny that...

Will she run for president in 2012 or 2016? The guys at HillBuzz.org think so. She recently dazzled her audience at the Rosemont Arena just outside Chicago, IL. (And you thought everyone in Chicago continues to drink the BHO-regime koolaid? HA! You are incorrect...)

Some insightful and inspiring words from HillBuzz Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois — and so was Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential campaign. Our analysis of Palin’s Rosemont and Washington speeches:

"When she comes to places like Rosemont and Washington, she comes to speak, but not in the droning tone of professorial Obama descended from styrofoam-pillored Olympus with his edicts of the day, acolytes scattering lotus flowers at his feet and pouring sweet nectar of Lethe into poisoned chalices for the ignorant to drink. No, Palin’s not a pretender, a poser, not someone who spent countless hours listening to tapes of Jeremiah Wright’s fiery speeches to learn the cadences he’d need to sell his snake oil with maximum theatrics. Palin is not Obama the Lightbringer, the ethereal and magical being whom Oprah crowned “The One” and legions of cultish admirers paint astride unicorns in twisted fan art and hero worship. And that’s just the Nobel Prize committee.

Palin’s still very much the concerned mom who came to her first PTA meeting with something to say, and a plan of action for taking charge and making things better in her small town in Alaska. That same spirit echoed through everything she did after running for City Council, becoming Mayor, serving on the Oil and Gas Commission, and then leading the nation’s largest state as its chief executive. Governor Palin never lost that common touch, because no matter how high the office to which she was elected, Palin was just a mom looking out for not only her own kids, but the kids of all the other moms and dads in her constituency.

She is not, and doesn’t want to be, a prophet.

She does not pretend to be a Lightbringer.

Whatever that is.

She will never be painted upon a unicorn or called anything by Oprah that’s fit for print.

She’s just Sarah Heath Palin, and when she stands before a crowd of thousands, it’s like listening to a favorite aunt, or one of our friends’ moms, taking the microphone for a minute and delivering her message in a clear and concise way everyone in the room can understand. She’s not there to read poetry or to conjure fantastical, oratorial imagery to razzle, dazzle, and ultimately bewilder her audience. Palin’s there with one mission: to tell it like it is, whether you particularly like that or not, and then give you her best reasoned options for making the mess we’re in better. It’s all so little Trig and Piper, and all the other kids out there she’s looking out for, won’t have to inherit whatever crisis someone like Obama thinks it’s appropriate to push upon the future to solve. There’s no generational theft on Palin’s watch. No sir. You betcha."

GREAT STUFF BOYZ, WELL SAID!

And as Reagan once said "Government isn’t the solution to the problem, it is the problem”.

HillBuzz goes on "Sarah Palin, practically alone in the Republican Party, is charged with the task of reminding us how simple a fact this is. Certainly no man in the GOP has the guts to stand up and shout this obvious truth. It takes a mom from Wasilla to say what needs to be said.

Palin illustrates in her speeches how revelatory simplicity can be, and how much power an ordinary woman or man yields when they just can’t take it any more, when they stand up to be heard, and they challenge the Left at every turn." Read the rest of this AWESOME column HERE.

Wow. Great column. The Boyz get her. Just like the millions of Americans who understand her common sense appeal. She is not 'perfect' but noone is.

Perhaps "Sarah Palin: Dumb like Reagan?" is true. From last Dec 2009, Caleb at Western Journalism reminds us "On November 2, 2008, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and presidential candidate John McCain lost the national election to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Yet throughout the campaign, Palin’s words, rather than McCain’s, jolted the conservative base of the Republican Party from its slumber. From her speech at the Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008, to the “common sense” solutions she’s prescribing for America’s ills while on her book tour, many of the people listening to Palin think they’re hearing the woman who will be a presidential candidate in 2012.

Reagan had been a Hollywood actor in Westerns before entering politics, and the media never allowed him to escape the stigma of being a “dumb cowboy.” To them he was B actor who became a C president in 1980, pushing a domestic agenda based on shrinking the size of government and a foreign policy that supposedly made America the laughingstock of the world. (Remember how pundits gasped when Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” and again when he called “Communism a form of insanity”?)

But a funny thing happened on the way to Reagan’s bid for re-election. To the media’s chagrin, it became obvious that the “dumb cowboy” was deeply beloved by the citizens of this nation. He beat Walter Mondale in the greatest landslide victory in American history by taking every state but one on election night."


Is Sarah also "deeply beloved by the citizens of this nation"? Oh, just wait and see...

Here's a clue: her 2nd book "America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag" is NOT due out for 6 months yet the PRE-orders are STILL flowing in at Amazon.

Apparently, she can SELL a book - without it even being finished!

Mmm mmm mmmmm (gonna need more popcorn to watch the 'lefty-heads-continue-to-explode' show... guess ol' goofball anger-raging Greg I discussed yesterday was right; SHE IS the gift that keeps on giving! Just NOT the way he thinks! braaa ha ha ha ha...)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A possible explanation of leftist blind rage

I can see these folk living in the people's white house... you betcha

Today, on a recent visit to a social media site, I saw PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) rear its ugly head in negative comments on a Sarah Palin story by a friend of a friend. They commented about a HuffPo clip of Sarah recently on O'Reilly re: the founding fathers and how the USA government is based on Christian ethics and the 10 commandments.

In "Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of Our Founding Fathers"- "John Eidsmoe rights the faulty historical record and correctly brings us back to the roots that made America great . . . clearly demonstrates that our constitutional liberties are a direct result of our founders' moral and religious convictions which were based on a belief in a God who created heaven and earth as well as on the fixed and unchanging absolutes of God's Word."

One customer comments "Dr Eidsmoe (also a retired USAF Lt. Colonel) provides a type of scholarship that have become (lamentably) rather rare these days. His authoritative book on Christianity's historic influence on America's political foundations (in general), and on specific features of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights (in particular), uses the rather unusual approach, namely: relying solely upon the primary documents that are the best evidence concerning his topic -- i.e., the actual writings of the founding fathers and of those who actually lived with them -- in effect, Dr Eidsmoe uses the kind of documentary exhibits and eye-witness testimony that would be admissible in a court of law, as opposed to the politically fashionable HEARSAY that all-too-often gets punted back and forth in textbook pulp nowadays. As a professor of American Political Foundations I routinely use his book as THE textbook for my courses."

So back to: Sarah Palin: American Law Should Be 'Based On The God Of The Bible And The Ten Commandments'

Apparently Ms. Palin's opinions on this to O'Reilly makes these (and many) lefties really mad! Why? (Should the USA become Islamic instead of a Judeo-Christian society? uhh, nope.)

Example of the angry comments:

Tyler A. "She is an absolute, stark-raving lunatic. And the right just laps it up."

Julia Gray S. "oh shut the fuck up, Sarah."

Marianne Mather M. "i totally tried to listen to her talk but all i heard was "blah blah blah, i'm a dirty whore.""


Why this hatred for someone expressing an opinion on FOX news, the highest rated cable news network, who is probably paying good money for her opinion?

Do they envy Ms. Palin and her many accomplishments? Probably
Do they fear her truth - like evil fears the light? Probably


I sent the person suffering from PDS a link to "101 Reasons to support Sarah Palin" and challenged him to quit reading DailyKos and HuffingtonPost. I suggested if his friend honestly thinks her a "whore" then prove it. Else that opinion is just emotional mindless bullshit. I recommended his friends get anger therapy.

Pondering this misplaced blind rage, I then had a flash of understanding it.

These "haters" probably never learned intimacy, morals or love properly from their parents. People who have successful intimate relationships, were taught and follow moral codes and experience fulfulling love in their lives - do not have these raging, hateful feelings. There is no need for it when your life is happy.

Raging, hateful people: are missing something. Perhaps their parents fell down on the job or were shite.

If you are reading this & now reallly feel angry at me... ask yourself:

Do you have a successful intimate relationship with a life partner right now?
Did your parents teach you morals (& how do you know)?
Do you practice unhealthy moral relativity eg does "anything" go as long as YOU are happy even if others get hurt?
Have you experienced fulfulling love in your life?

I am betting you are missing some or all of these components.


There is a cure: Therapy. Get some. "We" are all tired of your dumping your shite on "us". Get over yourself and your baseless anger. Flippin' heck... Stop drinking the HuffPo/DailyKos koolaid...

You'll never find peace until you figure yourself out.

In the mean time, the rest of us will be busy saving America from the domestic communist infiltration already underway. We'll save your sorry a&&es so you can live to protest another day...

Give up the lemming-ness. Think for yourself.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TWAWKI - the world as we know it

Stumbled across a nice blog called TWAKI (the world as we know it)... Recent article:

"The Three Green Stooges" discusses G. Brown, K. Rudd, B. Obama - "Meanwhile the great global warming swindle continues in the UK where that once great nation is brought to it’s knees by none else than the green religion. The US is teetering with Obama but hopefully that idiot idol is about to fall as more and more people stand up to his lies and deceptions and say NO. What these political scumbags dont realise is – the public are not idiots – despite being treated constantly as so by them. We want leaders that look after our best interests and not theirs – regardless of the brand. As they have shown such contempt for our good then may the weight of the anger of humanity crash down upon them!"

What if "Katla" blows next in Iceland? It usually blows after that other (un-pronounce-able) one goes... 'Before its news' recommends Europe be prepared!

And speaking of being prepared, check out Modern Survival blog... good stuff.




They discuss 'can we survive a super volcano'... hmmm, since I live in a city with 54 dormant volcanoes, this might be good info, eh? ... Aww crap, I'd be a goner, check it:

Super Volcano Effects

•Magma would be hurled 30 miles up into the atmosphere
•Complete devastation of an area the size of North America or Europe
•Volcanic ash would cover the devastated area to depths ranging from hundreds of feet to as much as six inches – thousands of miles away
•Anything within 500 miles of the eruption would be completely destroyed
•Sunlight would be blotted out for months followed by a dim and cold volcanic winter lasting for several years
•Global temperature would drop 20 degrees
•Mini Ice Age

•75% off of all plant species would die off
•World agriculture would be devastated
•Mass starvation
•The very survival of human civilization would be threatened

Super Volcano locations include

•Yellowstone in Wyoming (USA)
•Long Valley in California (USA)
•Valley Grande in New Mexico (USA)
Lake Taupo in New Zealand
•Aira in Japan
•Lake Toba in Sumatra
•Siberian Traps in Russia

Monday, May 10, 2010

I will ring the bell of freedom...Rise Up

Rise Up from Jeremy Hoop



“I regard myself as a soldier…a soldier of peace” – Ghandi

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty…the pursuit of happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence

Lookin’ at millions under a circus tent
Watchin’ a jackass chase a dumb pachyderm
Oh what a show!
Tappin’ on any shoulder that I can find
Of anyone on there who might change their mind
It’s time to go.
To the real world outside with those pirate ships
The drunken sailors with dirty lips
That rule the night
Shoutin’ don’t be afraid of those wicked men
There’s more of us than there are of them
Come join the fight!

Rise up and be counted
Take your part in the solution
Linking arm in arm, to arms, to arms
Lower your guns and raise your voices
Join the peaceful revolution
Shout I’m mad as hell
and I will ring the bell of freedom

Ride with me from Boston to Phili to LA
With reason come marching
With knowledge come drumming
Let everyone hear you
Each soul that is near you
The British are coming! the British are coming!

We built a house of sticks a hall of parlor tricks
But we blame it all on our politics
Oh what a shame!
Truth is the cancer ain’t just in the head
Half the body’s nearly dead
We’re all to blame
Time to pledge no more standing on one thin leg
Lack of principle’s a powder-keg
And we can’t wait
If we just say what we mean mean what we say
Take back the power we gave away
It’s not too late – Grab your tea and follow me

Rise up and be counted
Take your part in the solution
Linking arm in arm with words as arms
Lower your guns and raise your voices
Join the peaceful revolution
Have you an ear to hear, an eye that sees us
We come in the Spirit of Martin, of Ghandi, of Jesus
Holding fast to the words with the power that frees us
Rise up. Make your choices
Choose the peaceful revolution
Sell what you have to sell so the devil can tell
Then let them raise their hell
And we will ring the bell of freedom
The bell of freedom
The bell of freedom


hat tip iOwnTheWorld

Chicago to host Heartland's ClimateGate conference May 2010

An economic, common sense and scientific discussion... coming to Chicago this May:

"Reconsidering the Science and Economics"

"The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 16-18, 2010 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. It will call attention to new scientific research on the causes and consequences of climate change, and to economic analysis of the cost and effectiveness of proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This Year’s Theme

The theme for ICCC-4 will be “Reconsidering the Science and Economics.” New scientific discoveries are casting doubt on how much of the warming of the twentieth century was natural and how much was man-made, and governments around the world are beginning to confront the astronomical cost of reducing emissions. Economists, meanwhile, are calculating that the cost of slowing or stopping global warming exceeds the social benefits.

The purpose of ICCC-4 is the same as it was for the first three events: to build momentum and public awareness of the global warming “realism” movement, a network of scientists, economists, policymakers, and concerned citizens who believe sound science and economics, rather than exaggeration and hype, ought to determine what actions, if any, are taken to address the problem of climate change."

The Heartland Institute, an independent nonprofit organization, is once again the host of the event. Heartland has been very active in the global warming debate, publishing books and monographs, maintaining multiple Web sites providing information on the issue, and in 2009, publishing Climate Change Reconsidered, a comprehensive reply to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)" (as discussed, linked below):



NIPCC (Non governmental panel on climate change)

"In June 2009, the first full NIPCC report was published by The Heartland Institute. It is titled Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). The new report, some 880 pages in length, is the most comprehensive critique of the IPCC's positions ever published. It lists 35 contributors and reviewers from 14 countries and presents in an appendix the names of 31,478 American scientists who have signed a petition saying "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."

The NIPCC continues its work today, regularly reviewing the peer-reviewed scientific literature and archiving those reviews on this website. And, it will continue to produce major assessment reports to help inform policy makers and the public at large concerning the expected impacts (and non-impacts) of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide on the biosphere."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Klavan explains how the financial crisis was & still is all the Dems fault

Its not funny & yep, the financial crisis was and continues to be the COMPLETE fault of the Democrats ... Neat-o! (hat tip Paul over at Mean ol' Meany)

Pukekos should be the NZ national bird


I think the NZ national bird should be the Pukeko instead of the Kiwi.
Kiwis: small, nocturnal flightless birds, are almost extinct in NZ having been decimated by cats, stoats, rats and other small carnivores (like possums) brought to the islands by man. They can't defend themselves and while unusual looking, they just aren't very cute. (sorry!) I have seen Kiwis at the zoo in a nocturnal exhibit. With a few faint green lights, you could barely see the slow moving Kiwi foraging around. Whoopee. The exhibit is boring and so are Kiwis. New Zealand people are far from boring. New Zealanders are competitive, tough, independent and self reliant. They deserve a better national symbol...

I see daring Pukekos, daily, around grassy fields and at the edges of the motorways. They are out there, living, breeding and surviving despite cars and despite man's impact on their environment.
Kiwis? Will not make it without man to rescue it, breed it and put it on little islands - free from any predators - to survive. Without man: kiwis will go extinct soon.
Pukekos? Adapt and thrive - without man's interventions: they just get on with it. Now THAT is independent spirit of New Zealanders I know!
What qualities should be revered in a national bird?
The U.S.A. has the beatiful, fierce bald eagle. (picked a good one)
India: the peacock. (beautiful, but not much for fighting I think)
South Africa: blue crane. (large, blue, aloof...)
Canada: haven't decided between a loon & red tailed hawk. (right)
Australia: defiantly have NO national bird (ok...)
Mexico and Romania: both have golden eagle (is that allowed?)
Poland: white eagle (eagles are popular bird for a symbol, eh)
Nicaraqua: the turquoise browed motmot (points for interesting name)
Other countries pick animals (more on Wikipedia here)
Why have a symbol?
I adore Pukekos: they are featured in all sorts of artwork everywhere in NZ, so I'm not alone.

The gorgeous and cheeky Pukekos are flourishing alongside man.
The Pukeko is smart, brave and adapts to the ever changing NZ environment.

What is a Pukeko?
"The Pukeko, or New Zealand Swamp Hen is a member of the rail family, and is similar to other species found all over the world. It is one of the few New Zealand native birds to have flourished since the arrival of man, and can be found in almost any grassland area, especially in swampy locations. Groups will often be seen foraging for food in road-side areas.

With their bright blue plumage and red beaks, they easily stand out against the New Zealand greenery, particularly when their white tail feathers begin flashing in alarm. Just why they have struck a chord with the Kiwi psyche is hard to say, but you'll find their images on all manner of art and craft works. Ask any visitor to New Zealand what bird they remember most, and they will more than likely answer, "The Pukeko!" "


Bit of footage of Pukekos in the NZ wild:


Expert NZ animal trainer Mark Vette shows how his smart Pukekos were trained as stars for the Genesis Energy commercials:


Check out how the finished ad turned out:


Some observations from a NZ historical (1800s) journal:

"The Swamp-hen may fairly be considered one of the best of our native birds. The brightness of its plumage and the extreme elegance of its movements at once arrest and please the eye, while, on the other hand, it is in very good repute as a game bird. It is interesting to watch it as it strides proudly about, balancing its body with ease on its long slender legs, jerking its head gracefully, and flirting its tail with every movement."

Maybe when Kiwis becomes extinct in the NZ wild (and they will) yet Pukekos still remain, NZ can adopt them as the national bird. They deserve a bit of respect and admiration. Despite the odds and predators; they have adapted to the changing environment on their own and live happily alongside man in NZ. That represents what NZ is about.