“This one chart is all we need to prove, without a doubt, that IPCC analysis methodology and computer models are seriously flawed. They have way over-estimated the extent of Global Warming since the IPCC first started issuing Assessment Reports in 1990, and continuing through the fourth report issued in 2007. When actual observations over a period of up to 22 years substantially contradict predictions based on a given climate theory, that theory must be greatly modified or completely discarded…. The IPCC has issued four reports, so, given 90% certainty for each report, there should be only one chance in 10,000 (ten times ten times ten times ten) that they got it wrong four times in a row. But they did!”
“As extensive and tragic as Sandy’s destruction has been, it is not at all beyond the range of what is known about the natural variability of the different meteorological elements which came together to produce it. What is more amazing, at least from an intellectual point-of-view, is the number of prominent government officials, the media, and private citizens who have concluded that Sandy’s destruction was the result (or partly the result) of human influences….. There is no rational basis for such a conclusion other than the prevalent psychological need of so many people to assign a simple explanation for any unusually rare and destructive weather event. History tells us of the strong link between the deteriorating weather which occurred in Europe between the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and the Little Ice Age (LIA), and the burning of women believed to be witches. Estimates are that fifty thousand or more witches were burned to death during the 15th through 17th centuries in Europe. These women were imagined to have a pack with the Devil that enabled them to bring forth damaging weather events or deterioration of climate. And if the weather improved after such burnings it was taken as a sign that these women did indeed have a direct link to the Devil….”
Lindsay Lohan is not someone I’m very fond of. She’s an immoral publicity hound, who will do almost anything to be in the news. So I didn’t pay much attention when she came out in support of Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. [ref]
A filibuster is a tactic historically used by members of a minority party — Democrat or Republican — to prevent bipartisan legislation from being rammed through the Senate by the majority party. A filibuster can only be stopped by a 60 vote majority, a tally that typically requires partisan support to achieve.
The really sad thing about Harry Reid’s threat is that it utterly exposes Harry Reid for what he is: a hypocrite. The proof is in Reid’s own prior opposition to limiting filibusters.
Obama’s reply danced around Romney’s accusation: “this … unelected board that we’ve created — what this is, is a group of health care experts, doctors, et cetera, to figure out how we can reduce the cost of care in the system overall.” [ref]
How do you reduce the cost of care? You ration it. You “tell people, ultimately, what kind of treatments they can have.”
With Obama’s recent re-election, the Obama “cult” of personality is bigger than ever. Obama even seems to be moving up from pop star status to a sort of religious icon.
Some recent examples: