Cronyism Kills

Remember 2009?

The Obama regime promised a miracle economic recovery if only Congress would pass their mammoth economic stimulus bill.  Shovel-ready jobs.  Green, renewable energy.  Smart Policies.  Yada, yada, yada.

ebola=nurseThis occurred to me as I saw some of the new Democrat ads blaming the GOP for Ebola.  “Cuts Kill,” or something.

Some $80 BILLION in the stimulus package was devoted to green energy, much of which was directed to campaign donors and other friends of the regime.

In short order, many of those same companies began to fail.  As Ashe Schow notes:

So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy.

 

If you’re keeping score:  almost $8 Billion of the 2009 Obama stimulus bill went to campaign friendly green energy companies which are either failing, or in bankruptcy.

That’s enough to fund the CDC entirely for 15 months.

Cut’s Kill, my ass.

 

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Olympic Skiers And The Politics Of “Gore-Bull” Warming

It seems one hundred and five of the winter Olympians have signed a petition demanding climate action, due to the warm climate and melting snow in the Palm Tree lined city of Sochi, Russia.

Anthony Watts has the full story at Watts Up With That.

After reading Mr. Watts article and reviewed all his data, I decided to delve deeper into what is really going on with the weather in Sochi.  I don’t watch the Olympics precisely because they became so politicized and don’t care for winter sports anyway.  Snow and ice are the bane of my existence.

It didn’t take me long to discover what is actually causing so many snow skiers to fall down.  It isn’t “Gore-Bull” warming and there is video proof of what is causing this phenomenon.

Remember this lady?

From Moonbattery: Moral Compass Awry

Iren Sendler

Life imitates The Cube

Remember the Progressive Truth Generator™ from The People’s Cube?
You’re never more than just one mouse-click away from getting in the right wing’s face ….

You are a clean-shaven fascist because you don’t think that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding!

That was the first thing that popped into my mind when I ran across this story over on PhysOrg …

A software developer has created a “chatbot” program for Twitter to automatically detect set phrases associated with arguments put forward by those skeptical of anthropogenic global warming, and to send automated replies of set phrases debunking their arguments.

You can’t make this stuff up!

I got an early birthday present yesterday from my oncologist. Results from Monday’s CT Scan came in, and the report was very good. No sign of cancer anywhere! Ol’ Doc Hansen is a real joker. He said I was going to have to tell my family the bad news — they’re going to have to put up with me for a long time. Hehehee.

God is good!.

Have a great weekend y’all.

Accidental Ecoterrorism

ECO-TERRORISM? Gunman who took hostages at Discovery Channel inspired by Al Gore. “Lee appears to have posted environmental and population-control demands online, saying humans are ruining the planet and that Discovery should develop programs to sound the alarm. . . . Lee said he experienced an ‘awakening’ when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’”

Won’t Al Gore please stop it with his extremist, eliminationist rhetoric before he inspires still more violence?
…. Glenn Reynolds

I couldn’t help but be reminded of this interview with the former Vice-President …

Grist: There’s a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What’s the right mix?

Gore: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience’s head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.  (my emphasis)

Apparently, the late Mr. James Jay Lee missed this interview. “Qver-representation of factual presentations,” indeed.

Selling Indulgences, 21st Century Style

Mike Yon points to this post from Matt Holtzmann, who reports a number of kiosks at SFO where one can purchase feel-good carbon offsets for one’s flight.
“There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”

excerpt:

In the case of the environment, we now have a class of con men similar to the priestly class in the 1400′s responsible for selling indulgences, forgiveness, and exemptions from penitence. Instead of the religious hucksterism of the “pardoners” as Chaucer wrote, we now have ATM style environmental conscience cleansing.

ATM-style environmental conscience cleansing!

PT Barnum would be prould.

The science is settled, and we really really mean it

A team of British climate researchers has issued a study which makes the claim that the evidence for man-made global warming was ‘stronger than ever’.

I don’t know about you, but this time, I’m really, really convinced. Not.

Hopefully, British authorities will post a suicide watch for all of the true believers.

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