Are you ready for Global Cooling? (you should be)

It appears that we should have been burning a lot more carbon after all:

At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way), some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Dick Perle, the Queen of the Netherlands, the editor of the Economist…. Definitely not Z-list, in other words.

Which is what makes one particular item on the group’s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling.

Which means one of two things.

Either it was a printing error.

Or the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.

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You had better be…

Cartoon by the great Michael Ramirez

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The Delaware Opportunity

The Delaware Opportunity.

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The Delaware Opportunity

On the one hand Christine O’Donnell’s win in the Delaware primary is a blow for principle over pragmatism.  Mike Castle is the definition of RINO–if he represents Conservative principles, I am a Martian.  And the Democrat??  Stalin would be a better choice. 

I know, I know: we are talking about Delaware; but if a Conservative can’t win Delaware this year, I am not sure it can ever be done.

On the other hand it could cost Republicans the Senate if she doesn’t win the General.  And she is pretty far behind in polling prior to the primary.  One can hope for a miracle, but this one would probably be even more miraculous than Brown taking Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. 

But obviously Republican voters in Delaware were not in the mood for the same old RINO crap.  Who can blame them? How many times do you need to be stabbed in the back by someone to recognize they are not a friend?  A Marxist is a Marxist, no matter what label is after his name.

And so the whining has got to stop now: what is done is done; it is time to get past the naysaying intelligentsia and to pull out the stops for O’Donnell now.  Karl Rove was bitter on Fox News; Rich Lowry’s had a whiny lament on NRO, and both have a very bitter aftertaste.  I like Rich Lowry–in fact his novel Banquo’s Ghosts is quite good.  But crying over spilled milk is not what is needed right now.  The “establishment” needs to get over it and choose: Marxist or Free Market Warrior?  It is not that difficult of a choice; and if O’Donnell can pull off a miracle it might just be the slap in the face that the squishy middle needs to finally “get it”  that squeamishness is no longer going to cut it when the fate of the country is at stake.  They weren’t squishy in the 1770’s.  If they had been the world would have been a vastly different place.

Seriously, this race could portend the “wooden stake” for Left.  Now is our chance to alter the course of history in the right direction… again.

Doctor Zero has a balanced account of the complexity of the Delaware Dilemma leading up to the election, from both perspectives.  For a political junkie like me, it is pure candy:

You couldn’t ask for a more vexing political conundrum than the Delaware Senate primary.  It’s like something a poli-sci professor dreamed up to torture his students.  Mike Castle is the kind of liberal seat-warmer that should be trimmed from a Republican Party getting into fighting shape for the battle of its life, against a dying super-State that will be immensely difficult to bring under control… but he’s got a far better shot at winning the general election than his more conservative primary opponent.  The Democrat, Chris Coons, is loony and Marxist enough to qualify for a position as one of Obama’s czars.  As bad as Castle might be, it’s not difficult to make the case that putting Coons in the seat would be far worse.  However, while putting that case together, bear in mind that Castle co-founded a group with George Soros.

Castle’s conservative primary challenger, Christine O’Donnell, received the coveted Sarah Palin endorsement recently, but current polling shows her losing to Coons by double digits.  This polling is consistent with the overall mood of Delaware voters, who appear ready to be part of the GOP wave in November, but don’t want to ride the crest on the edge of a surfboard.  As Palin points out, O’Donnell has the right stances on a number of critical issues, but that won’t make much of a difference if she can’t get elected.  She’s got some bizarre behavior in her past, and no significant legislative experience.

As the poli-sci class is wrestling with the situation, the professor smiles wickedly and drops the final bomb: control of the Senate might just hinge on the outcome of this race.

You will definitely want to read the whole thing

Michelle also made a very compelling argument yesterday.

It is time for the whining to stop and for real Conservatives–even those inside the Beltway–to ‘man up’ and get behind this candidate.  Here is a good place to start.

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Anyone who saw that Anderson Cooper interview has got to appreciate this:

According to letters obtained by the Morning News, however, Johnson was not only involved in the decision to give the money to her family members, she also personally intervened to make sure they literally received it, instead of their schools

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Green Jobs… for China

Well…I guess this is “change you can believe in”; but I would rather not:

CHANGE: Last GE light bulb factory closes. “It is doubly sad. The workers are losing their jobs, and we, who love traditional light bulbs are being deprived of a product we want. And those vile CFL bulbs? They’re made in China. Thanks a lot, Congress.”

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Jesse: Say it ain’t so!

The horror…. the horror…” :

Add Jesse Jackson’s ride to prominent vehicles being stripped in Detroit.

Following the embarrassing news that Mayor Dave Bing’s GMC Yukon was hijacked by criminals this week, Detroit’s Channel 7 reports that the Reverend’s Caddy Escalade SUV was stolen and stripped of its wheels while he was in town last weekend with the UAW’s militant President Bob King leading the “Jobs, Justice, and Peace” march promoting government-funded green jobs.

Read that again: Jackson’s Caddy SUV was stripped while he was in town promoting green jobs.

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Just as I expected…

the Discovery hostage taker is a left-wing enviro nutjob.  One fewer Democrat voter for November.  This line was particularly telling:

Lee said he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

I hope those people get out of there OK.  If they can’t talk him down, only one other sure way: Head shot, approx. one inch below eye level at the nose.  Death is instantaneous and motor skills (e.g. for detonating a bomb) are instantly kaput.  A .308 round should do the trick.  At that point there will be one less “parasitic” human… and hopefully some very relieved hostages and families.

Sad that we have to deal with nonstop coverage of wackos like this when there are far more consequential things to be concerned about.

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Inquiry into IPCC: “Little Evidence of Global Warming”; “Substantive Findings Based on Little Proof”…

From the UK Express–you’ve been duped! (well most of you have…):

A high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was “little evidence” for its claims about global warming.

It also said the panel had emphasised the negative impacts of climate change and made “substantive findings” based on little proof.

The review by the InterAcademy Council (IAC) was launched after the IPCC’s hugely embarrassing 2007 benchmark climate change report, which contained exaggerated and false claims that Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.

The panel was forced to admit its key claim in support of global warming was lifted from a 1999 magazine article. The report was based on an interview with a little-known Indian scientist who has since said his views were “speculation” and not backed by research.

Independent climate scientist Peter Taylor said last night: “The IPCC’s credibility has been deeply dented and something has to be done. It can’t just be a matter of adjusting the practices. They have got to look at what are the consequences of having got it wrong in terms of what the public think is going on. Admitting that it needs to reform means something has gone wrong and they really do need to look at the science.”

Climate change sceptic David Holland, who challenged leading climate change scientists at the University of East Anglia to disclose their research, said: “The panel is definitely not fit for purpose. What the IAC has said is substantial changes need to be made.”

The IAC, which comprises the world’s top science academies including the UK’s Royal Society, made recommendations to the IPCC to “enhance its credibility and independence” after the Himalayan glaciers report, which severely damaged the reputation of climate science.

It condemned the panel – set up by the UN to ensure world leaders had the best scientific advice on climate change – for its “slow and inadequate response” after the damaging errors emerged.

Who knew??  Read the whole thing here.

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Never the Tweet shall Main?

I’ve always loved the film High Fidelity–I really identified with Cusack as the record store owner.  Maybe it was the fact that I have around a thousand vinyl albums; maybe it was the top 5 lists–a habit I well-identified with; or–maybe it was the parade of highly-diverse girlfriends in his (and my) 30’s…who knows.  Whatever the hook was, it always was one of my favorites.  I even own the DVD.  So you can imagine that I was a bit dismayed about John Cusack’s Twitter debut yesterday.

Fortunately though, just as I was about to sink into the abyss of disillusionment iowahawk was there to pick me up, as only he can.

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