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Monday, December 31, 2012

Dumb dumb keeps showing up



"Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "What Dr Curry said":

I can read just fine, which is why I linked to Dr. Curry's blog entry where she specifically denies saying what the tabloid printed. You keep printing it, hoping that will make it true, but it doesn't. "

Yeah, numb nuts I deleted the insult.... My blog... And you're stupid enough to keep on showing up...

Oh well... Let me again use your source...

"The objective of improving climate models for societal needs is based upon three dubious premises:
  • climate models are fit for this purpose
  • climate models are useful for this purpose
  • climate models are the best choice for this purpose
GCMs are currently incapable of simulating:
  • Regional climate variability and change
  • Network of teleconnection climate regimes on DEC-CEN timescales
  • Predictions of emergent phenomena, e.g. abrupt climate change
It is unlikely that the current path of development will improve this

Fundamental issues for climate models: with the focus on societal needs and the large investment in IPCC production runs, climate models are becoming less fit for the purpose of increasing our understanding of the climate system

Recommendations
Re-orient the science-policy interface to decision making under deep uncertainty, robust decision making and scenario thinking
Re-orient climate modeling development and applications to support the creation of a broad range of future scenarios
  • refocus climate model development to emergent phenomena, extreme events, and natural internal variability
  • emphasis on ensemble size"
http://judithcurry.com/2012/10/02/rs-workshop-on-handling-uncertainty-in-weather-climate-prediction-part-i/

Numb nuts, that is deeply flawed. That she doesn't like what she has said to be characterized in two words is moc nix. She said/wrote what she said/wrote. And only a fool can't see that.

Now Dummy also wrote:

My "real moniker"? You mean a real pretend name, like you use? Do you actually believe that using your real/fake name means you have "guts"? Not where I come from, but maybe you come from an area where people habitually make accusations and insults using fake names (aka "monikers") without having the courage to post their real name. You show me yours and I'll show you mine!

Yeah, Dummy, a moniker is a pretend name. People use them on the Internet to provide privacy from the nut cases of the world. AND to allow people to see that they are consistent in their positions. Like a real "name" a moniker identifies the person.

And you know that. But you don't want to follow the rules. Obviously rules are for everyone else.

Now, write something that is intelligent and amusing or don't bother.

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Sunday, December 30, 2012

What Dr Curry said



The Asshole who uses fake monikers, designed to insult, along with IP blockerds to hide his identity dosn't like my selection of Dr. Curry's comment:

Here it is again:

"The researchers conclude that the recent estimates of 40 p.p.m.v. CO2 per degree Celsius can be excluded with 95% confidence, suggesting significantly less amplification of current warming."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127134721.htm

Get that??? Instead of 40 the figure is 7.7...with a 95% confidence factor.

Now, what does this explain? Well, it is possible that it tells us why the increase has stopped and been level for the past 15 years or so.


Now that was my question. Why the plateau?? Well, we have this from Rose in the Daily Mail.

"The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.

Others disagreed. Professor Judith Curry, who is the head of the climate science department at America’s prestigious Georgia Tech university, told The Mail on Sunday that it was clear that the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’.

Even Prof Jones admitted that he and his colleagues did not understand the impact of ‘natural variability’ – factors such as long-term ocean temperature cycles and changes in the output of the sun. However, he said he was still convinced that the current decade would end up significantly warmer than the previous two.



Now Curry writes:

Here is the text I emailed Rose, in response to his questions:

The data confirms the existence of a ‘pause’ in the warming. The impact of this pause within the climate dynamic community has been to focus increased attention on the impact of natural variability, particularly the impact of internal multi-decadal oscillations in the ocean. The new climate model calculations for the AR5 have focused on trying to assess what it would take to accurately simulate these multi-decadal ocean oscillations and how predictable they might be. These new observations and climate modeling results will hopefully impact the the IPCC AR5 deliberations so that we do not see the same overly confident consensus statements that we saw in the AR4.
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You might be interested in my recent blog post:
 
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The flawed assumption behind the orthodoxy was that natural variability is merely ‘noise’ superimposed on the long term trend. The natural variability has been shown over the past two decades to have a magnitude that dominates the greenhouse warming signal. It is becoming increasingly apparent that our attribution of warming since 1980 and future projections of climate change needs to consider natural internal variability as a factor of fundamental importance. I sincerely hope that the AR5 provides an assessment of what we know and what we don’t know and areas of disagreement, rather than trying to manufacture a consensus. "
 
I'd say "deeply flawed" is an accurate assessment of what Dr Curry wrote. 




"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Price of milk could go to $8.00 a gallon




News item:

"Tennessee dairy farmers soon could get paid substantially higher prices for their milk, but they’re not relishing the prospect.
Instead, they fear it could make milk so expensive — potentially as much as $6 to $8 a gallon, by some estimates — that even more people stop drinking it.
“I don’t think it would kill our industry, but it would seriously injure it,” said Deborah Boyd, secretary/treasurer of the Tennessee Dairy Producers Association.
Those “dairy cliff” fears are based on Congress’ inability to pass a new five-year farm bill to replace one that is set to expire on Monday. The bill outlines how the federal government determines prices paid to dairy farmers.
Unless a new bill is passed or the current one is extended — Congressional leaders said Friday they were working on an extension — a 1949 law would take effect. That law would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay roughly $38 per 100 pounds for milk, or double the current prevailing price......."
 


October 3, 1997.
Honorable Secretary of Agriculture. 
Washington, D.C. 

Dear Sir; 

My friend, Ed Peterson, over at Wells Iowa, received a check for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to go into the "not raising hogs" business next year. 

What I want to know is, in your opinion, what is the best kind of farm not to raise hogs on, and what is the best breed of hogs not to raise? I want to be sure that I approach this endeavor in keeping with all governmental policies. I would prefer not to raise razorbacks, but if that is not a good breed not to raise, then I will just as gladly not raise Yorkshires or Durocs. 

As I see it, the hardest part of this program will be in keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I haven't raised. My friend, Peterson, is very joyful about the future. 
of the business. He has been raising hogs for twenty years or so, and the best he ever made on them was $422 in 1968, until this year when he got your check for $1000 for not raising hogs. 

If I get $1000 for not raising 50 hogs, will I get $2000 for not raising 100 hogs? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4000 hogs not raised, which will mean about $80,000 the first year. Then I can afford an airplane. 

Now another thing, these hogs I will not raise will not eat 100,000 bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and corn not to feed the 4000 hogs I am not going to raise? 

Also, I am considering the "not milking cows" business, so send me any information you have on that too. 

In view of these circumstances, you understand that I will be totally unemployed and plan to file for unemployment and food stamps. 

Be assured you will have my vote in the coming election. 

Patriotically Yours,

J. B. Lee, Jr

P.S. Would you please notify me when you plan to distribute more free cheese?


Hat tip to Jim Monneyham over at the Tennessean


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Friday, December 28, 2012

Why no really believes in man made global warming




Some dude who is ashamed to reveal his moniker wrote this in response to my post, “Snowy weather comes from global warming” posted on 12/28.
“UK tabloids and Tim Ball, the former geography professor (not a climatologist)? Do you actually know who you're citing? If so, why would you cite them? is that really the best you can do for an "expert"?”

He takes the bait beautifully, eh??

A geography professor???
Why he is almost as qualified as the rail road engineer who run's the UN's IPCC...lol

"Pachauri was born in Nainital, India. He was educated at La Martiniere College in Lucknow[4] and at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Jamalpur, Bihar. He belongs to the Special Class Railway Apprentices, 1958 Batch, an elite scheme which heralded the beginning of mechanical engineering education in India.[5] He began his career with the Indian Railways at the Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi. Pachauri was awarded an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1972, as well as a joint Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Economics in 1974.[6]  and partly because of the impact of meat-production on the environment.[8]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajendra_K._Pachauri

What does Ball say?

"Everyone knows that information is power, but it’s exploitation of power that has allowed a few to control and exploit people. Exploitation can be financial, but more disturbing and controlling is the exploitation of power"
snip

"The other issue I discussed was that climatology is a generalist discipline in a world of specialization. Even a basic understanding requires integration of everything from cosmic radiation from space to volcanic heat on the bottom of the ocean and everything in between.
Knowledge is valuable but only if it improves the human condition. As a consequence, beyond understanding the generalist nature of climate I am especially interested in how it affects all aspects of human existence. This website will examine a wide variety of topics about the way the environment affects humans and the way humans affect the environment."


Now, I have no way of knowing if CO2 leads, lags or just hold hands.

 

 
So let's look further...

"Data from Antarctic ice cores reveals an interesting story for the past 400,000 years. During this period, CO2 and temperatures are closely correlated, which means they rise and fall together. However, based on Antarctic ice core data, changes in CO2 follow changes in temperatures by about 600 to 1000 years, as illustrated in Figure 1 below. This has led some to conclude that CO2 simply cannot be responsible for current global warming.

This statement does not tell the whole story. The initial changes in temperature during this period are explained by changes in the Earth’s orbit around the sun, which affects the amount of seasonal sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface. In the case of warming, the lag between temperature and CO2 is explained as follows: as ocean temperatures rise, oceans release CO2 into the atmosphere. In turn, this release amplifies the warming trend, leading to yet more CO2 being released. In other words, increasing CO2 levels become both the cause and effect of further warming."


So we get an excuse, eh?? You know, every time this shit gets exposed a bit, there's another excuse as to why it stinks. Why not just say, “It’s shit and it stinks!”
We all know why. Money and power.

This time the excuse is  changes in the earth's orbit with amplification… except know one knows what the real amplification factor is… if it is actually the cause…
Jan. 28, 2010 — A new estimate of the feedback between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has been derived from a comprehensive comparison of temperature and CO2 records spanning the past millennium.

The result, which is based on more than 200,000 individual comparisons, implies that the amplification of current global warming by carbon-cycle feedback will be significantly less than recent work has suggested.

 
Climate warming causes many changes in the global carbon cycle, with the net effect generally considered to be an increase in atmospheric CO2 with increasing temperature -- in other words, a positive feedback between temperature and CO2. Uncertainty in the magnitude of this feedback has led to a wide range in projections of current global warming: about 40% of the uncertainty in these projections comes from this source.

 
Recent attempts to quantify the feedback by examining the co-variation of pre-industrial climate and CO2 records yielded estimates of about 40 parts per million by volume (p.p.m.v.) CO2 per degree Celsius, which would imply significant amplification of current warming trends.

 
In this week's Nature, David Frank and colleagues extend this empirical approach by comparing nine global-scale temperature reconstructions with CO2 data from three Antarctic ice cores over the period ad 1050-1800. The authors derive a likely range for the feedback strength of 1.7-21.4 p.p.m.v. CO2 per degree Celsius, with a median value of 7.7.

 
The researchers conclude that the recent estimates of 40 p.p.m.v. CO2 per degree Celsius can be excluded with 95% confidence, suggesting significantly less amplification of current warming."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127134721.htm

Get that??? Instead of 40 the figure is 7.7...with a 95% confidence factor.

 Now, what does this explain? Well, it is possible that it tells us why the increase has stopped and been level for the past 15 years or so.

 "The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.

Others disagreed. Professor Judith Curry, who is the head of the climate science department at America’s prestigious Georgia Tech university, told The Mail on Sunday that it was clear that the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’.

 Even Prof Jones admitted that he and his colleagues did not understand the impact of ‘natural variability’ – factors such as long-term ocean temperature cycles and changes in the output of the sun. However, he said he was still convinced that the current decade would end up significantly warmer than the previous two.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released--chart-prove-it.html#ixzz2GPhI14SS

May I point out that Georgia Tech ain’t a two  year state junior college?? And may I point out that Dr Jones, who admitted in an email that man made global warming had not happened, says they don’t understand??? But he has an OPINION.
An opinion?? That’s damned thin gruel to base a public policy on that has resulted in sky high energy prices and plans to make them go even higher so that Obama’s crony capitalist friends can get rich!

So color me as an unbeliever of the first order, dear dude.
And next time grow a set of balls and tell us who you are.

 

 

 

 


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Snowy weather comes from global warming



Well, we have had bit of nasty weather and I have already heard that the snow and cold is caused by climate change caused by manmade global warming... I got to thinking and remembered a letter in the Tennessean I responded to last summer.... said summer was dry and very hot so naturally it was caused by manmade global warming.


I have long felt that the best way to understand what people are writing is to carefully deconstruct something they have published. Such is the case of Pam Jones who has a lengthy opinion piece in the Tennessean.
First, let me note that we have no knowledge of Ms Jones’ background. She may be a highly educated scientist or she may be just another person with a cause and time to spare.

 Jones writes: The atmosphere is changing — not just the one that creates our weather, but the one in which we’re talking about climate change. For years, fossil fuel interests made global warming such a charged political issue that people avoided the topic. But as the effects of a warming planet multiply, the freeze on climate conversation is thawing as fast as the glaciers.
Jim replies: Right off the bat she mixes climate change and manmade global warming in a manner that shows she wants to mislead us or else she is unaware that climate change has happened since the earth was created. The issue is MANMADE global warming, or, as was claimed in the 70’s and 80”s, manmade global cooling.

 As for her erroneous claim that people have avoided the subject I guess she has never heard of Google. Well, I have. I Googled “global warming” and received 270,000,000 hits. Perhaps someone will call and tell her. Perhaps not.
As far as those fast thawing glaciers, well she seems to have never heard of Vinland and the Medeival Warming Period.

And then we have this:

“The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming. ……….

 In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

 However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7111525/UN-climate-change-panel-based-claims-on-student-dissertation-and-magazine-article.html

 Jones writes: This summer, I’ve overheard more people discussing climate change than ever before — in restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery store lines. You can see a change in the media coverage, too. Stories aren’t just reporting weather catastrophes; they’re making the connection to our fossil fuel addiction. The June Associated Press story entitled “This U.S. summer is ‘what global warming looks like’” actually ran in a newspaper in tiny Cullman, Ala. You wouldn’t have seen that a year ago.

 Jim replies:

I suppose if the Culman News reported the Second Coming Ms Jones would be on I65 heading south.

 But that aside, she makes the mistake of thinking something in the popular press is actually real.

 Jones writes: The reason for the shift, of course, is that the dramatic effects of CO2 emissions have become part of everyone’s personal experience. Here in Nashville, we’re still talking about the searing 109 degrees we hit on June 29 — along with 3,214 other U.S. communities that broke or tied their high-temperature records that month. The conversation among Tennessee’s farmers is about the devastation of this year’s corn crop from the drought that has now spread to two-thirds of the country.
Jim replies:

Uh, Ms Jones. We now know that global warming isn’t caused by CO2. 

Jones writes: This is what a 1-degree Centigrade increase in global temperatures feels like. As the climate conversation develops, we need to focus on how to avoid even hotter temperatures in the future. Scientist warn that we must act now to keep the increase to only 2 degrees — beyond which we would be facing conditions we don’t want to think, much less talk, about. This is what a 1-degree Centigrade increase in global temperatures feels like. As the climate conversation develops, we need to focus on how to avoid even hotter temperatures in the future. Scientist warn that we must act now to keep the increase to only 2 degrees — beyond which we would be facing conditions we don’t want to think, much less talk, about.

 Jim replies: No, what is being talked about is called weather. Anecdotal observations that it is hot and dry. Wow. What powers of observation we do have here. James Taylor says it better:
 "Every few months or so, global warming alarmists revise their talking points and march like lemmings off a cliff with a new media catch phrase. The Official Global Warming Catch Phrase of Summer 2012 is “This is what global warming looks like.” Illustrating the reality that the entire global warming movement contains only enough intellectually productive brain cells to create but a single sentence that all the so-called big brains can remember and recite…… Global warming alarmists point to wildfires in the western United States and say, “This is what global warming looks like.” They are right. This is what global warming looks like. According to a recently published paper in the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, wildfires in the western United States are currently at a 3,000-year low…….. Global warming alarmists point to drought in the western United States and say, “This is what global warming looks like.” They are right. This is what global warming looks like. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports, “A number of tree-ring records exist for the last two millennia which suggest that 20th century droughts may be mild when evaluated in the context of this longer time frame.”

Jones writes: Climate activist Bill McKibben has documented how much more CO2 we can pour into the atmosphere if we want to stop at 2 degrees: 565 gigatons. The fossil fuel industry holds assets that, if burned, will emit 2,795 gigatons — five times that maximum. One thing’s for sure: The oil, natural gas and coal industries are not interested in leaving those assets in the ground.

Jim replies: Best I can tell McKibben is a prolific contributor to the magazine, “Rolling Stone.” Now that is a source that I am sure we would like to use for something like… say.. What pop culture hoodoo is interesting…. But not the life and or death of modern civilization.
Jones writes:ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has admitted the reality of global warming and what’s causing it, but glibly says we just need to adapt. He said this the very week Nashville cooked at 109 degrees and Colorado Springs lost hundreds of homes to a fire fueled by drought- and insect-ravaged trees.

Maybe he can explain that to Tennessee farmers whose corn has been ruined. That’s a conversation I’d love to hear.
Jim replies: I know some farmers and the ones I know are very intelligent hardworking people. They’d laugh at the nonsense Ms Jones is spewing. But I digress.

The fact is that Tillerson is not an expert and he is news worthy now because of whom he is, not what he knows or his education. And that he agrees with the hoaxers.
Jones writes: What I’m talking about now — at work, in the bookstore, and over the fence when it’s finally cool enough in the evening to water my surviving tomato plants — is how putting a price on carbon can stop global warming. A carbon fee and dividend that returns revenue to the public would wean us off fossil fuels without damaging our economy.

It’s an idea that’s gaining support even among conservatives, notably former Reagan economic adviser Arthur Laffer and former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis. Perhaps our senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, should have a chat with them about this common-sense solution.
And what of the fossil-fuel companies who will howl that a carbon fee will hurt them? Maybe they should start their own conversation about how to adapt

Jim writes: Ah, now we come to the real reason for her claims. Like most Left wingers she  want s a tax to modify behavior.  And like all Left wingers she thinks that you can take money from the economy, give it to government, etc….
The question is, how much should we take and what will it cost?? Should we increase the tax on gasoline by a dollar?? That would sure slow down drivers. Should we charge a 30% tax on our utility bills? Well, that would cause to be hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

But, would it stop global warming? No. That is not something we can do.
As I started this deconstruction I noted that I did not know anything about Ms Jones.  What I do know is that she is the President of the local chapter of an organization that 99.999% of Americans know nothing or little about yet she thinks she should lecture us?

I don’t think so Ms Jones.  Please “fly away home.” Your children are overheating and shouldn’t be alone.

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper
 
“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Obama the hypocrite

 

 

"Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact.

The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak.
If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point.
The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period. And this is the reason people like NBC's David Gregory send their kids to Sidwell, they know their kids will be protected from the carnage that befell kids at a school where armed guards weren't used (and weren't even allowed).
Shame on President Obama for seeking more gun control and for trying to prevent the parents of other school children from doing what he has clearly done for his own. His children sit under the protection guns afford, while the children of regular Americans are sacrificed. "


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/23/School-Obama-s-Daughters-Attend-Has-11-Armed-Guards-Not-Counting-Secret-Service

And if you want to double down on hypocrissy.....

"Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has confirmed that the department is looking into allegations that NBC's David Gregory violated D.C.'s gun banning laws during a recent taping of Meet the Press.

In a discussion about gun control, host David Gregory brandished a 30-round magazine purportedly for an AR-15 or similar "assault rifle." The discussion took place on December 23, during the broadcast of NBC's Sunday morning political talk show.
Washington D.C.’s gun laws, however, state that even possessing such a device is a violation. Meet the Press is filmed at NBC's D.C. studios."


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Wednesday, December 26, 2012



The week after the Benghazzi attacks by Muslim terrorists and while Obama was still claiming they were caused the Intenet movie our the paper ran a letter in which a Muslim made the usual attempt to blame everyone but the Muslims... I wrote the following and it was published. Needless to say, no one responded.

"I grow weary of reading statements like this:

“We advise our Muslim brethren to remain calm, patient and forgive this senseless act of these provocateurs, just as our Prophet Muhammad would have done. We also urge both fellow Muslims and Americans to work together for a more peaceful world and to take this opportunity to redouble efforts toward peace and harmony through increased outreach, dialogue and understanding.”

First, it is obvious that the attacks were planned. The movie was just a convenient excuse. And thousands of people do not just show up and riot. 

Secondly it is not the Muslim brethren’s right to forgive. The movie, as tasteless as it is, was made by people who had every right to make it. The thought that we must be forgiven for exercising our Constitutional rights by Muslims or else they will riot and kill is repulsive.

Finally, I grow weary hearing this same plea after every riot and attack on Americans. I quote, “We also urge both fellow Muslims and Americans to work together for a more peaceful world…”

It is not Americans who have rioted and killed. It is Muslims. And it is a Muslim problem. And it is up to the so called Muslim moderates to solve the problem and bring the rioters and terrorists under control.

It is time for Muslims to cease speaking of peace and to take actions to actually bring peace. 

I wish I believed that will happen. But I have no reason to believe that it will."

Peace and goodwill. Precious little in today's world.



"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I know it's Christmas because Muslims are mudering



"Gunmen killed six people attending midnight mass at a church in northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve, police and residents confirmed on Tuesday.

“A group of gunmen came into the village at midnight and went straight to the church... they opened fire on them, killing the pastor and five worshippers. They then set fire to the church," said Usman Mansir, resident of Peri village, near Potiskum, the economic capital of Yobe state."

Looks like they don't need him in NIgeria right now.

And it was too cold to attend services this morning?
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine

Monday, December 17, 2012

Will someone tell me why we are

there if we are going to have shit like this directed at our troops??
“A proposed new handbook for Americans serving in Afghanistan warns them not to speak ill about the Taliban, advocate women’s rights or criticize pedophilia, and the general in charge is not happy with it.
The draft of the newest Army handbook seems to suggest that ignorance of Afghan culture is to blame for deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces, according to The Wall Street Journal, which got a peek at the 75-page document. But its message of walking on eggshells around the locals is not going over well with U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, the top military commander in Afghanistan.
"Gen. Allen did not author, nor does he intend to provide, a foreword," said Col. Tom Collins, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. "He does not approve of its contents."
And it looks like he is.





"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine