Filed under: Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, Media Bias, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Progressivism, Regulation, Science/Technology, The United States | Tags: Climate Alarmism, Myron Ebell, Panic at the Climate Left
Oh Frabjous Day Callooh! Callay!* Donald Trump has selected Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute who will spearhead Trump’s transition plans for the EPA and climate policy. An excellent pick!
Scientific American huffed:
Ebell is a well-known and polarizing figure in the energy and environment realm. His participation in the EPA transition signals that the Trump team is looking to drastically reshape the climate policies the agency has pursued under the Obama administration. Ebell’s role is likely to infuriate environmentalists and Democrats but buoy critics of Obama’s climate rules.
Ebell, who was dubbed an “elegant nerd” and a “policy wonk” by Vanity Fair, is known for his prolific writings that question what he calls climate change “alarmism.” He appears frequently in the media and before Congress. He’s also chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, a group of nonprofits that “question global warming alarmism and oppose energy-rationing policies.”
Ebell appears to relish criticism from the left.
The climate policy of the Left has never been about climate. They have created a noxious hysteria about man’s role in climate which is more myth than reality, with the general aim of using climate panic to destroy capitalism and bring on a new world order. See the post by Dr. Fred Goldberg below. Myron Ebell is not a “climate denier” nobody denies climate, a silly accusation. Just another of the insults and accusations flung about by the Left, who really hate being disagreed with.
We have spent billions and engaged in all sorts of silly schemes in a futile attempt to change the climate, which is controlled by the actions of the sun. Good appointment. Can we hope that the EPA will join the list of once-useful agencies that have been disbanded?
*”Jabberwocky” by Lewis Caroll
Filed under: Economics, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, Media Bias, News, Progressivism, Science/Technology, Technology | Tags: Climate Cannot Be Modeled, Climate in the Arctic, The Problem of the Warmists
Dr. Fred Goldberg , director of the Swedish Polar Institute and a leading world authority on polar history and exploration, discusses the extent of Arctic glaciers and sea ice which have been highly variable over the past millennium. “Warmists” have cited some recent retreats as supposed evidence of man-caused warming, Goldberg has showed that ice retreated dramatically in the 1920s—prompting a scare and fears of “a radical change in climatic conditions and unheard of temperatures in the Arctic, then temperatures dropped again and the ice came back. By 1977 there were fears of a coming ice age. To understand future ice conditions, he says, we need to understand what the sun is doing.
IPCC’s climate people have little knowledge about cloud formation and its effect on the climate and the influence of water vapor on the greenhouse effect.
The climate is a chaotic system and can therefore not be modeled. No climate models have been verified and it takes at least 60 years to verify a climate model.
The panic about global warming exists entirely in computerized climate programs, and the minds of the Left. And there are just too many variables that we do not understand, so they filled in with ‘educated guesses,’ wild guesses and approximations. But research on matters of climate can garner hefty grants, better salaries and new labs, and a chance to go to all sorts of climate meetings in the lovely resorts of the world. Who’s going to worry about approximations?
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Education, Freedom, Heartwarming, Law, Media Bias, Politics, Regulation | Tags: Embarrassing!, If You Have a Question Just Ask, Voter Fraud
Last month, President Obama was in Florida for a partisan fundraiser, described as part stump speech, part farewell-tour stop.And he took the occasion to knock any efforts by Republicans to “ensure election integrity one last time.”
The president just doesn’t think there is such a thing as election fraud. As he informed the assembled Floridians, “You are much likelier to get struck by lightning than to have somebody next to you commit voter fraud.”
…But we know one thing for sure. The Left loves this old lightning-strike chestnut.It’s a claim that was debunked more than four years ago, yet progressives keep trotting it out anyway. So it’s time to debunk it again, by turning to the National Weather Service and the Heritage Foundation’s voter-fraud database. which contains hundreds of cases of election fraud, all of which have been proven in courts of law and resulted in criminal convictions or overturned elections.
The very partisan Mainstream Media should be ashamed of themselves.
Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2016, Foreign Policy, Free Markets, Freedom, Media Bias, National Security, Politics, Regulation, Science/Technology, Taxes, The United States | Tags: An Endorsement of Donald Trump, Billionaire Peter Thiel, Rocking Silicon Valley
Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has rocked Silicon Valley with his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Thiel will discuss that political endorsement and the 2016 election at a National Press Club speakers newsmaker event on Monday Oct. 31.
Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc., endorsed Trump at the Republican National Convention in July and pledged a $1.25 million campaign donation in support of the candidate.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Crime, Democrat Corruption, Election 2016, Law, Media Bias, News, Progressivism, The United States | Tags: A Strange Campaign, FBI Director James Comey, Hillary's Emails
Well, well—a real October Surprise. This very weird campaign has just become even more strange. Only days until the election, and FBI Director James Comey has said that they are re-opening their investigation. It appears that in the FBI investigation of Anthony Wiener’s case about sexting to an underage girl, Hillary emails have popped up on the home computer that Huma Abedin, Hillary’s top aide, shared with her (now estranged) husband. And even that may be speculation. Nobody knows anything, but there is lots of reporting. I don’t know anything either, so I am simply speculating as well. But this is earthquake-size speculation because it deals with the election itself.
This has been an enormously difficult situation from the beginning. The Democrats’ bench of accomplished, likeable candidates is notably thin. There was Hillary whose burning desire the become the first woman president was well known. Her record as a senator and as the Secretary of State left a great deal to be desired. People kept making jokes about trying to get observers to name an accomplishment. Bill is a natural politician, and his good-old-boy, aw-shucks persona got him through all sorts of difficulties. Hillary is not a natural politician, and she is not particularly likeable (that’s the reported reaction to her from Democrats). Democrats were anxious to find someone else but they couldn’t.
Her emails as Secretary of State have caused her major problems. It seems likely that she wanted a private server to keep from having to reveal any of her emails, and keep them away from prying eyes, undoubtedly the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” When the emails began to become public, FBI Director James Comey was put in a dreadful position. If he went after her directly because of the emails, he would be the person who decided the election in advance. In such a case, he needed a flawless, extremely strong case. It was becoming clear that new Attorney General Loretta Lynch was more an appointee of the Obama administration than she was the upstanding Attorney General of all the people. I know nothing about the pressures put on our appointed officials, let alone the elected ones. Director Comey apparently didn’t feel that he had a solid gold case for charging one of the candidates in a presidential race with a crime.
It appears that the FBI investigation into Anthony Wiener’s sexting messages to an underage girl, revealed that there were emails sent by Hillary to her top aide on the home computer that Huma Abedin shared with her (now estranged) husband.
Retired 4-star general James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has just pleaded guilty to making a false statement in an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyber-attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The offense carries a maximum of five years in prison. but the defense counsel and the government had agreed on a recommended sentence of no more than 6 months. Sentence will be decided in January.
So there’s the big question. Are our “elites” somehow above being prosecuted? Do we have different standards for “important people?” It has been reported that there has been major dissension among senior FBI agents who see the whole thing as a reflection on the integrity and honor of the agency. So, for the moment, that’s where we are.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Crime, Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2016, Freedom, History, Media Bias, Politics | Tags: Focus Groups For Everything, Who is the Real Hillary?
In a previous post, I asked “But why is Hillary running? Yes, yes, she wants to be the first woman president, but what precisely do we get out of it?” We the people that is. What does she want to do that will make America better if we should elect her?
It seems that Hillary “began conducting focus groups and polling swing state voters as early as December 2014 to figure out how to brand herself and find a “rationale” for running for president.”
Nearly two years before the election, Clinton’s team circulated a timeline of research objectives for which the nascent campaign would spend $2 million on focus groups and surveys, according to recently released hacked emails.
A “fundamental question” was how to brand Hillary as either “Badass/hip,” or a “Grandma.”
“Attached is an updated summary of the research process and a budget,” Robby Mook, who would become Clinton’s campaign manager, emailed on Dec. 8, 2014. “I want to emphasize that THIS *WILL* CHANGE because the team will have better ideas on methodology and the strategy will evolve as the project progresses.”
They figured on a $2 million budget for their research, maybe less, but didn’t want to ignore thoroughness and quality.
Twenty-four focus groups and 13,200 interviews with voters were to be held before the campaign launched in April 2015. It included 500 interviews with 18 to 28 year-olds, a demographic that supported Bernie Sanders in the primary. He was kind of cute with that great shock of white hair, but clearly, as has subsequently proven out, they have no idea what Socialism and Communism were or are all about.They aren’t much on geography anyway, and probably have no idea where Venezuela is, or what the history of Cuba is all about.
The focus groups tested stuff like colors, type fonts, humor and imagery. This is old news for the Clintons who made extensive use of focus group testing when they were in the White House. Nothing was left to chance.They thought that immigration and trade might be issues for Hillary.
According to Wikileaks, the campaign was considering pandering to black voters with a “Yo Mama” joke. but it got nixed at the last minute.
Jokes are rehearsed and focus group tested. Economist Stephen Moore had a column at Investors in which he charges Hillary with hypocrisy.
In the modern history of American politics has there ever been a bigger hypocrite than Hillary Clinton? Her 30 years in politics has taught us clearly that Hillary lives by one set of rules and wants to impose different rules for everyone else.
She constantly accuses Donald Trump of transgressions that she has been caught red handed of herself.
She sermonizes about a code of conduct that she and her husband and her operatives routinely violate. We have learned from her emails that she has two personas: she tells voters one thing and her donors the opposite.
Do read the whole thing. He illustrates with quotes from Hillary—which he completes with the real facts. It’s pretty funny.
Well, test everything, then rehearse the jokes until you have them down pat. Use the right colors and type font to encourage belief and confidence. You can’t believe your own lying eyes, and you certainly can’t believe Hillary.