Well, well, well. Seems that 9 out of 10 scientists do NOT agree on the cause of GlowBall Warming. That would certainly seem contary to teh vaunted UN Report. Nevertheless, a recent survey found that it was more like, ummmm, well,.......38%! Less than 4 out of ten! Yet we are spending how much money to combat this "threat" that only 38% of the scientist believe has a causal link to man.
The latest liberal lament is how we, i.e. YOU and I, must sacrifice for the cause of GlowBall Warming. John "The Breck Girl" Edwards chimed in recently that we, i.e. YOU and I, should give up our SUV's for the cause. That's right we, i.e. YOU and I, should give up our Sports Utility Vehicles and drive more fuel efficient vehicles.
I got a better idea. Let's think big. Why focus on the simple carbon footprint of a car. Go large! Let's us, i.e. YOU and I, join together right here and now......let's give up our 25,000 square foot houses.
JOIN ME! I hereby pledged to never own a home above 25,000 square feet in size. I will sacrifice for the cause...will you? C'mon John....join US! AlGore?!.......Anyone...............crickets.........
UPDATE: Some enterprising chap over at the Hedgehog Report enhanced the foto of the Edwards mansion seen here. He counts at least four SUV'S in the photo! Hypocrisy abounds!! Who knew!!!
Illegal Immigrants fleeing as hiring law nears....
So, ummm.... Arizona did not wait for the Feds to act. They passed their own law regarding the hiring of illegal immigrants.....oops, Undocumented Immigrants.
Well, it seems the law is about to go in to effect and all of those illegal... (there you go again) "Undocumented Immigrants" are having to liquidate their, uh ummm, ill gotten gains. Seems this might have an effect on the economy of the state. More on that debate here.
My questions is...where are they going? "California! here I come right back where .........."
One man says he was injured when someone in his spinning class lost control and went on the attack."If I was a lighter guy, I could have been killed over something like this," victim Stuart Sugarman said.
Hmmm...what happened here??? Illegal passing? Wheelies? Hit the brakes to quick?
Added Dr. David Matusz of Lenox Hill Hospital: "It's pretty serious. At this point, he has weakness and loss of sensation in his arm."According to Matusz, the victim also suffered a concussion and had surgery on his neck.
Determined to make sure no one else endures his pain, Sugarman hired an attorney, who calls his client a victim of "spin rage."
Ohhhhh,....Get that last sentence? Stuart is determined to see that no one else has to "...endure his pain"....so he hired an attorney. I am confident that money will assist Stuart in "enduring" his pain....but, what about ME?!!
Huh? Faced with declining population growth the leaders of one area of Russia are not taking it, er standing up. They have created a contest. Rumbear loves the grand prize. However, just remember that sometimes just being in the game and giving it 100% effort can be satisfying too!
Russians get day off to procreate, then win prizes Moscow - A Russian region of Ulyanovsk has found a novel way to fight the nation's birth-rate crisis: It has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate. The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who "give birth to a patriot" during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.
The 2007 grand prize went to Irina and Andrei Kartuzov, who received a UAZ-Patriot, a sport utility vehicle. (emphasis added!)
We here at the Chronicles SALUTE Irina & Andrei!!Enjoy that SUV and.....
Oh man, the GlowBall Warming balloon is leaking like a sieve! Here's a link to an article written by some jamoke exploring the archives of the LieBerry of Congress. Guess what he found? More info that GlowBall Warming occurred L O N G before I bought my third SUV, and not, coincidently, before that pesky industrial revolution thingy! Yes kiddies, way back in the 1920's...
D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt." The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared."
How can this be? You and I are supposed to be to blame for GlowBall Warming. No doubt some Big Oil type planted this information in the 1920's just to thwart the present day movement. Not surprisingly, The Goreacle was unavailable for comment.
Yes kids, yet another group of scientist is throwing darts at the great conclusions reached by the Goreacle and his ilk. Researchers studying weather trends in Africa have concluded that the changes are tied to the Sun's activity. Imagine that!
A team of water experts says the pattern of droughts and floods in South Africa shows our global warming was triggered by the variability of the sun's irradiance rather than by human-emitted CO2. They say variations in South African rainfall patterns are keyed to periodic reversals of the sun's magnetic field—and to the constantly changing distance between the sun and the earth as both move through space.
Oh it gets better. They looked at past data and found:
Earth's recent global warming occurred too early—before 1940—to be blamed on human CO2 emissions. The net global warming since 1940 is only 0.2 degrees C, with none at all since 1998. There's little correlation between the earth's recent temperatures and CO2 levels, but a strong correlation between the sunspot index and subsequent changes in our sea-surface temperatures.
But, but, but Rumbear what about the Great United Nations report. Huh, what do you say about the conclusions found in there? Well, Let's see how the experts above handled that question...
The UN climate change panel has declared the solar variations “too small” to produce the climate warming of the past 30 years. However, a recent Danish experiment showed that the solar variations may be amplified fourfold because they create significant changes in the earth's cloud cover. More clouds cool the earth by deflecting more of the sun's heat back into outer space.
Curse those Danes! How DARE they question the Goreacle!
Christopher Hitchens may be a English socialist/commie bastard, however, he is a bright articulate English socialist/commie bastard. Thus, he presents an engaging read whatever the topic. Here is an excerpt from his latest tomeon the Iraq War. Spot on as usual.....
If I am right about this, an enormous prize is within our reach. We can not only deny the clones of Bin Ladenism a military victory in Iraq, we can also discredit them in the process and in the eyes (and with the help) of a Muslim people who have seen them up close. We can do this, moreover, in a keystone state of the Arab world that guards a chokepoint—the Gulf—in the global economy. As with the case of Afghanistan—where several provinces are currently on a knife-edge between an elected government that at least tries for schools and vaccinations, and the forces of uttermost darkness that seek to negate such things—the struggle will take all our nerve and all our intelligence. But who can argue that it is not the same battle in both cases, and who dares to say that it is not worth fighting?
Went out before work and hit a bucket of balls....okay maybe two. Shoulders have been stiff and I thought stroking through a few might help. Headed over to the putting green and slid a couple of balls into the cup. All went well and now I am sitting here at my desk in my real attorney chair ready to sue some people. As I sat down, I pulled a leftover golf ball outta my pocket and read it...MAXFLI Noodle..."Long and Soft". Hmmmm....when did comedians start working at MaxFli? Golf humor...gotta love it, unless of course your noodle is....but, I digress.
So, I went to my golf bag (well, it is right there!) and read a few others. I found the balance to have sporty little phrases and slogans on them. See, I have a lot of balls. No really, my brother in law lives on a golf course. He has a rule, if it lands in his yard, it's his. Oh sure, there are some throwbacks, like when the golfer is sobbing on the fence about his "lucky" ball from Lordknowswhere or the ones who offer a beer from their cache. Hey, everyone loves to barter! Nevertheless, a consequence is that the Rumbear has never been lacking for balls over the past few years. Not that he did prior thereto, but, again, ....I digress....
So,..... the other balls have sporty little sayings and slogans, yet, no mention of the Noodle or it's, uh em, status. Perhaps this focus on the noodle is only of note with the MaxFli people? A message of sorts? Maybe not. Maybe analyzing the writing on a golf ball is a deep subject. Again,....I digress....
Well, it's time to put my Noodle, "Long and Soft", back in my pocket and get to work. What? WHAT? Okay ole Sport, where's your Noodle?
Having spent the last month amongst the leafs and twigs of several mountain ranges, I read with interest the musings of Victor Davis Hanson on his trekking around Florence Lake in the High Sierras. Many of you will recall that the ole Rumbear was up at Florence Lake several years ago with the young cub. Apparently it has become more of an isolated destination now reserved for, well I'll let VDH describe it....
The few types I met in the High Sierra this summer were mostly the elite from the California coast, many of them Sierra Club members and other self-appointed and well-intended custodians of the wild. But from talking with many of them, I gathered their idea of a national treasure was a rather remote untouched preserve, visited by educated and affluent magnificos such as themselves, who visited no more than once or twice a year, but championed its sanctuary status daily from a distance. Anwar is the ultimate expression of that attitude, in which it is far better apparently that a Russia despoil the Siberian wilderness to put its petrol on the world market than for us to reduce our need by, if only in part symbolically, developing our own oil carefully and sensibly.
The point of all this is that we have a created a sort of natural religion for those who treat our wildernesses as churches rather than classrooms that can impart a much needed wisdom to an increasingly clueless generation.
Nature is something that should be used and enjoyed by all, not just the self appointed busy bodies who claim to protect it by keeping YOU out.
"Never mind higher temperatures, climate change has a few nastier surprises in store. Bill McGuire sayswe can also expect more earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunamis"
Can locusts & pestilence be far behind? I blame Al Gore, John Travolta and yes, Larry David. If these clowns would simply park their multiple jets, shut down a house or two and drive a Prius...you and I could continue to live out our SUV loving lives without fear of GlowBall Warming. The decrease in the carbon footprint would be monumental. These three individuals have the power to serve mankind with these simple gestures.
Is it too much to ask?
Alas, they won't cut back......so why should I? Discuss.
Th Presidents poll numbers are going....UP?!!! Yup, From a low of 29% they have shot up to 34%! Imagine that. Go check out this USA Today article where the author falls all over himself pointing out this FACT! Look at the terms used.....slight hints of positive news for bush......recovered slightly.....not a big jump.....YOU get the drift.
I ask one question, If the President's numbers had drop 5 points do you think the same terms would be used? Heck no! We would see... plummeting.... downward spiral..... death dive...... worse president in 500 years....
FYI...Congress' approval rating is at 3%....heard anything on that lately? I thought not.
So now the hit show "24" is going green. Big news in LA la land that the production efforts will seek to limit the carbon footprint of the show. Fer gawd's sake.
Seems to me if we just took some duct tape and used it to fasten the Gore-on to a lamppost at his energy sucking mansion in Tennessee thereby restricting his private jet flying ways, the carbon footprint on all of our backs would decrease.
Seems the French President Sarkozy got his french panties in a twist over some photographers taking, well, photos. Charging in to the breach, he "angrily" confronted the wayward photo journalists and dressed them down....in French. Problem is, neither of them speaks French. So the surrender at Lake Winnipesaukee remains somewhat clouded.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, rarely shy in front of cameras, found enough was enough Sunday when chased down by two news photographers while boating in his bathing suit on his American holiday.
Sarkozy angrily confronted two photographers and even jumped aboard their boat when they snapped pictures of him and his family, one of the photographers told AFP.
"Zut alors! French president loses his temper on Lake Winnipesaukee," was the banner headline Monday on the front-page of the local newspaper, the Union Leader. It ran with a photograph of an upset Sarkozy pointing his index finger directly at the photographer.
Nevertheless, I wonder how you say "Lake Winnipesaukee" in French? Hmmmmm?