A recent Rasmussen Reports poll of possible matchups in the Republican primary next year shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio would attract 47 percent of the vote. Treasurer Dean Martin, whose campaign pitch in the past has traded on his familiar name, would come in at 22 percent if he decides to run. Incumbent Gov. Jan Brewer came in third at 10 percent of the vote. Tucson lawyer John Munger and Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker each garnered 6 percent of the vote. It also shows Arpaio leads Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard by a dozen points. [The hell with governor, this country needs this man in the White House!…ed]
The climatologists at the center of the leaked email and document scandal have taken the line that it is all much ado about nothing. Yes, the wording of their messages was unfortunate, but they insist this in no way undermines the underlying science. They’re ignoring the damage they’ve done to public confidence in the arbiters of climate science. “What they’ve done is search through stolen personal emails—confidential between colleagues who often speak in a language they understand and is often foreign to the outside world,” Penn State’s Michael Mann told Reuters Wednesday. Mr. Mann added that this has made “something innocent into something nefarious.” [The gig is up for the climate change fraudsters and no amount of double talk or cover up from the lamestream media will matter now…ed]
You haven’t heard it from America’s mainstream media yet – even Fox News hasn’t covered it – but the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. John P. Holdren, is a key player in the Climategate e-mails flap, which is shaping up as the biggest scandal in the history of modern science. Holdren is an intractable global warming activist with no time for climate change skepticism. In a New York Times article, he contended that such questioning “has delayed – and continues to delay – the development of the political consensus that will be needed if society is to embrace remedies commensurate with the challenge.” (SNIP) But the Canada Free Press this week revealed that the former Harvard professor and Al Gore global warming adviser features prominently in the thousands of e-mails and other files made public after the hacking last week of a computer server used by the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit. [Holdren isn’t the only Obama flunky involved in this fraud and more will be revealed as time goes on…ed]
Well, here’s yet another thing the unconfirmable Obama “Climate Czarina” Carol Browner got around disclosing thanks to, and one more reason for being stuffed into, a position of influence through the backdoor of a phony job not subject to Senate confirmation, even while lording over Senate-confirmed constitutional officers: She was on the board of one of the leading carbon offset trading companies, APX. That makes for one really big conflict of interest in her role guiding the administration’s efforts to regulate carbon dioxide and force emitters to buy CO2 ration-coupons. [Concerning the previously posted article, see what I mean?…ed]
The economy is struggling, the unemployment rate is high, and many Americans are struggling to pay the bills, but one class of Americans is doing quite well: government workers. Their pay levels are soaring, they enjoy unmatched benefits, and they remain largely immune from layoffs, except for some overly publicized cutbacks around the margins. To make matters worse, government employees—thanks largely to the power of their unions—have carved out special protections that exempt them from many of the rules that other working Americans must live by. California has been on the cutting edge of this dangerous trend, which has essentially turned government employees into a special class of citizens. [This, for all the folks out there in CA who can’t quite figure out one of the main reasons, besides the Democrats running the government, why their state has gone to hell in a politically correct biologically disgusting reusable canvas shopping bag…ed]
It doesn’t matter whether it’s Spider-Man giving the fist bump to President Obama or New Jersey kids singing Dear Leader’s praises, the left likes to indoctrinate the young. The latest example is Mad Magazine trying to make former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin look foolish and “dangerously delusional.” Mad magazine, which no doubt you are surprised even exists anymore, decided the way to get attention is make fun of Palin. The January 2010 issue bashes Palin as “Blunder Woman” in part of a cover story devoted to the “20 Dumbest, People, Events and Things” of 2009. The magazine criticized her for “going ‘rogue,'” saying “‘rogue’ is the Eskimo word for ‘stupid.'” [Who the hell reads Mad magazine anymore? I mean, this rag was completely stupid even way back when I was a young and impressionable dupe ripe for political persuasion via idiotic cartoon drawings…ed]
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Kevin Brady is not happy. Not at all. The Republican congressman from The Woodlands, who represents the north Houston suburbs and a wide swath of East Texas, ran for office in 1996 preaching the gospel of free markets and fiscal conservatism. And over the last few years, he has watched the economy plummet. He was unhappy two weeks after a trip to Singapore, where meetings with trade ministers, business leaders and diplomats left him convinced that the U.S. economy is slipping behind global competitors. But it was his nationally televised clash last Thursday with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that secured his place as a grass-roots conservative superstar. “The economic numbers keep getting worse,” the 54-year-old former Chamber of Commerce executive said in an interview. “The stimulus has become a late-night comedy punch line. We’re losing ground to other countries whose economies are recovering much faster than ours.” [Keep a sharp eye out for the transplanted Texan Mr. Brady, he gets it and when Republicans regain control of the House he will be chairman of a big time committee…ed]
The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing money to the group. The department’s conclusion, laid out in a recently disclosed five-page memorandum from David Barron, the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, adds a new wrinkle to a sharp political debate over the antipoverty group’s activities and recent efforts to distance the government from it. [The New York Times refers to the criminal organization dedicated to getting Democrats elected at taxpayer expense ACORN as an “anti poverty group.” Little wonder why the journalistically bankrupt NYTimes is going financially bankrupt along with the rest of their liberal media buddies…ed]
There’s nothing like tuning into an episode of “The View” for a little exploration of social sensitivities in the modern American culture. In keeping with that tradition, on Black Friday, a term used to describe the Friday following Thanksgiving, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season, the use of the word “black” to mark this occasion was a topic of discussion on “The View” for its potential “racist” implications. Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, who has her own primetime HLN cable show, debated the use of “black” on the Nov. 27 pre-recorded broadcast. [The BLACK woman on the show sees no “racism” with the term “Black Friday” which simply means businesses are hoping to get out of the “red” and into the “black” (an accounting term used to show profitability) the day after Thanksgiving. Lily white Behar on the other hand is determined to prove to the world that indeed, liberalism is a crippling mental disease…ed]
When five defendants are brought before a New York federal judge to face charges for the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the first question may be whether some of them are competent to stand trial at all. Military lawyers for Ramzi Binalshibh, an accused organizer of the 9/11 plot, and Mustafa al-Hawsawi, the conspiracy’s alleged paymaster, say their clients have mental disorders that make them unfit for trial, likely caused or exacerbated by years of harsh confinement in Central Intelligence Agency custody. [And the circus begins…ed]
North Carolina officials are reporting an alarming growth in the size and sophistication of the fake identification business, which has graduated from nuisance industry to national security threat. At the end of October, the Department of Motor Vehicles had recorded 373 arrests for driver’s license fraud, which includes both manufacturing and possessing the bogus IDs. That’s a larger number in 10 months than the 294 arrests made during all of last year. The state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division closed down a “document lab” in a Beaufort County trailer park a week ago. One suspect arrested, Raul Alexander Pinto-Gonzales, had been previously deported and is awaiting deportation again. [Meanwhile politicians make sure our southern border remains as wide open as Paris Hilton’s legs. Nothing to see here, just move along folks…ed]
Mayor Bloomberg has become the first person in US history to spend $100 million out of his own pocket to win municipal office. His campaign yesterday released figures that showed the mayor burned through $102.1 million — and counting — to eke out a third-term victory over underfunded city Comptroller Bill Thompson. The filings revealed that Bloomberg spent $18.7 million beginning Oct. 20 in the run-up to Election Day — more than $1 million a day. Since he got just 585,466 votes — nearly 200,000 fewer than in 2005 — Bloomberg’s win by just 4.6 percentage points has, so far, cost him $174 a vote. [This useless asshat has spent over 260 MILLION DOLLARS since 2001 buying his way into the mayor’s office. What the hell is the matter with the people in New York City?…ed]
While the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator. Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture: [Oh, so Obama knew these so called party crashers for years huh? I guess this information was just too difficult for the New York Times, Washington Compost, ABC, NBC, C-BS et al to discover…ed]
With spending at nearly 25 percent of GDP and headed for more than 40 percent of national output, according to the liberal Progressive Policy Institute, how will the Democrats pay for it all? The evidence points toward the way big-government, slow-growth Europe does it: the value added tax. Working as a sales tax that you don’t get to see on your receipt, the VAT has proven to be a brutally efficient money machine in other countries. Maybe that’s why Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last month told Charlie Rose that a VAT was “on the table” as a solution to America’s fiscal liabilities. [The Democrats have hidden all kinds of crap like this in 2,074 pages of corruption and that’s why we need to bring this thing down before it hits the commie in chief’s desk…ed]
A program proposed at the University of Minnesota would result in required examinations of teacher candidates on “white privilege” as well as “remedial re-education” for those who hold the “wrong” views, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
The organization, which promotes civil liberties on the campuses of America’s colleges and universities, has dispatched a letter to University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks asking him to intervene to prevent the adoption of policies proposed in his College of Education and Human Development.
“The university’s general counsel should be asked to comment as soon as possible,” said the letter from Adam Kissel, an officer with The FIRE. “If the Race, Culture, Class, and Gender Task Group achieves its stated goals, the result will be political and ideological screening of applicants, remedial re-education for those with the ‘wrong’ views and values, [and] withholding of degrees from those upon whom the university’s political reeducation efforts proved ineffective.” By any “non-totalitarian” standards, he wrote, the the plans being made so far by the school are “severely unjust and impermissibly intrude into matters of individual conscience.” Kissel wrote that it appears that the university “intends to redesign its admissions process so that it screens out people with the ‘wrong’ beliefs and values – those who either do not have sufficient ‘cultural competence’ or those who the college judges will not be able to be converted to the ‘correct’ beliefs and values even after remedial re-education.” [This is the future of the “teaching industry” here in America. If you don’t profess to hating everything this country represents, or more accurately did represent in the past, or you can’t be “properly” reprogrammed, you will not be accepted into college and you will not be able to go on to teach in public schools. If these America hating bastards can gain even more control over our kids six to eight hours a day than they have now our country will be lost forever…ed]
The popular Utah cave where a 26-year-old medical student died earlier in the week will be closed permanently and his body will not be removed, state and county officials said Friday. Any effort to recover John Jones’ body from the cramped underground chute where he became stuck with his head at an angle below his feet Tuesday night would simply be too dangerous, they said. “If we put other people in that same location, they could get stuck or get hurt,” said Lt. John Valentine with Utah County search and rescue. [Hell of a way to go and hell of a burial for this young man…ed]
Quote of the day.
They are not merely bad scientists — they are crooks. And crooks who have perpetrated their crimes at the expense of British and U.S. taxpayers. I am angry, and so should you be.”
-Lord Christopher Monckton, former advisor to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, commenting on the recently released information regarding the exploding climate change fraudsters.