You Can’t Do Anything Without Offending Someone

That's some funny shit right there

That's some funny shit right there

LOS ANGELES —  A Southern California immigrant rights group on Friday asked the Target store chain and a costume company to stop selling an “illegal alien” Halloween costume it said is offensive to immigrants.

The costume features the mask of an alien with a green card and an orange jumpsuit with “illegal alien” written across the front.

Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, wrote e-mails to Minneapolis-based Target and Wisconsin-based BuySeasons, Inc. calling the costume “distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform.”

The group said it also planned to send letters to other companies that are selling the costume.

Target is removing the costume from the site after receiving several complaints, company spokesman Joshua Thomas said Friday. The store never intended to sell the outfit but included it in its online offerings by mistake, he said.

An e-mail to BuySeasons, Inc. wasn’t immediately returned Friday. Source

I want one of those costumes. It’s Halloween ferchrisake, everyone and everything is fair game. Check out American Thinker for some other costumes that are not PC.

Caving to thin-skinned immigrants will be the downfall of this great nation.

Do You Really Need To Be Told?

Hat Creek/Pit River Fire June 2008

Hat Creek/Pit River Fire June 2008

How much money do we, the taxpayers, have to spend on dumb people? If you can’t figure out it’s smokey outside when the whole forest around you is burning, maybe you shouldn’t be allowed to live unsupervised.

And just how much is this costing me to move in equipment to tell me the obvious?

A pair of air sensors are now monitoring the air in Eastern Shasta County near ongoing wildfires.

Information from the air monitors is available at the Shasta County Air Quality Management’s Web site at www.co.shasta.ca.us/html/ResMgmt/AQ/aq_map.aspx.

Scroll the map to Burney and Fall River Mills to see readings from the temporary monitors.

After a story in the Record Searchlight and on Redding.com Thursday, the state Air Resources Board hauled the monitors to the Intermountain Area to augment the county’s permanent monitor in Anderson, which wasn’t monitoring pollutants from the fires because they were too far away. That monitor is the only one of the three maintained by the county that gauges particulate pollution, such as ash put off by wildfires.

This afternoon the Burney monitor showed good air quality and the Fall River Mills monitor indicated unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. Source

I am so sick of this Nanny State bullshit I can’t even put it in words. If there’s miles of forest burning in your immediate area, do you really have to be told the air quality might be bad?


Can’t Fix Cow Farts, Let’s Work on the Other End

EPA Approved Bovine

EPA Approved Bovine

Here we go again. Now they want to sweeten the breath of cows to stop global warming. These nutcases do not even realize how stupid they sound.

HIGHGATE, Vt. — Chewing her cud on a recent sunny morning, Libby, a 1,400-pound Holstein, paused to do her part in the battle against global warming, emitting a fragrant burp.

Libby, age 6, and the 74 other dairy cows on Guy Choiniere’s farm here are at the heart of an experiment to determine whether a change in diet will help them belch less methane, a potent heat-trapping gas that has been linked to climate change.

Since January, cows at 15 farms across Vermont have had their grain feed adjusted to include more plants like alfalfa and flaxseed — substances that, unlike corn or soy, mimic the spring grasses that the animals evolved long ago to eat.

As of the last reading in mid-May, the methane output of Mr. Choiniere’s herd had dropped 18 percent. Meanwhile, milk production has held its own.

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Sweetening cow breath is a matter of some urgency, climate scientists say. Cows have digestive bacteria in their stomachs that cause them to belch methane, the second-most-significant heat-trapping emission associated with global warming after carbon dioxide. Although it is far less common in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it has 20 times the heat-trapping ability. The Rest

H/T Tom Nelson

Udderly ridiculous. If they just wait a little while the problem will solve itself. Dairy cows are being slaughtered by the millions around the United States because dairy farmers can’t afford to feed them the regular food, let alone the new expensive stuff.

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of America’s dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animals.

Dairy farmers say they have little choice but to sell part of their herds for slaughter because they face a perfect storm of destructive economic forces. At home, feed prices are rising and cash-strapped consumers are eating out less often. Abroad, the global recession has cut into demand for butter and cheese exported from the U.S.

Prices for milk now are about half what it costs farmers to produce the staple, and consumer prices are falling. Unless the market can be bolstered, industry officials project that more than 1.5 million of the nation’s 9.3 million milking cows could be slaughtered this year as dairy operators look to cut costs and generate cash. The Rest

This is only the beginning. I hope you don’t like milk like I do, it will be very scarce soon. And you can see how this is going to work with all aspects of the green movement, the prices will drive the evil ones out of business, and that is their intent. Take a look at Govt. Motors, formerly known as General Motors. The EVIL car companies are #1 on the hit list, and Obama takes control and what is the first thing he does? He gives majority control to the very entity that caused the problem to begin with, the auto workers union. A payback for all the years of faithful Democrat support.

They, the Democrats and by extension the Greens, have total control now so look for them to take advantage of that at every opportunity.


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Bottled Water: You Should Be The One To Choose

The Natural Resources Defense Council has changed their mind about the safety of tap water. Back in 2003 they said it was contaminated and not safe to drink. Now they say throw away the bottled water and drink tap water. Confused? When it makes no sense, follow the money. And the money is in following what the Gloworms and Greenies say right now.

This is still America. You should be able to make your own choices.  Sign the petition HERE.

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Global Warming Cult Caught Lying…Again

File this under Dog Bites Man. All signs are pointing to a coming ice age, so what do the cult members do when faced with facts they don’t like? They cook the books. Again.

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Remember those stories last week about the Antarctic warming and all the ice melting? Those were lies.

H/T Skeptics Global Warming

Another example last week was the much-publicised claim, contradicting all previous evidence, that Antarctica, the world’s coldest continent, is in fact warming up, Antarctica has long been a major embarrassment to the warmists. Al Gore and co may have wanted to scare us that the continent which contains 90 per cent of all the ice on the planet is heating up, because that would be the source of all the meltwater which they claim will raise sea levels by 20 feet.

But then a good many experts began to examine just what new evidence had been used to justify this dramatic finding. It turned out that it was produced by a computer model based on combining the satellite evidence since 1979 with temperature readings from surface weather stations.

The problem with Antarctica, though, is that has so few weather stations. So what the computer had been programmed to do, by a formula not yet revealed, was to estimate the data those missing weather stations would have come up with if they had existed. In other words, while confirming that the satellite data have indeed shown the Antarctic as cooling since 1979, the study relied ultimately on pure guesswork, to show that in the past 50 years the continent has warmed – by just one degree Fahrenheit.

And was it just an honest mistake? I think not….

But it was also noticed that among the members of Steig’s team was Michael Mann, author of the “hockey stick”, the most celebrated of all attempts by the warmists to rewrite the scientific evidence to promote their cause. The greatest of all embarrassments for the believers in man-made global warming was the well-established fact that the world was significantly warmer in the Middle Ages than it is now. “We must get rid of the Mediaeval Warm Period,” as one contributor to the IPCC famously said in an unguarded moment. It was Dr Mann who duly obliged by getting his computer-model to produce a graph shaped like hockey stick, eliminating the mediaeval warming and showing recent temperatures curving up to an unprecedented high.

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Polar Bear Politics

What, me worry?

What, me worry?

They had a little meeting up there in polar bear country. You know, where the polar bears actually live. You’ll never guess what they came up with.

The first Canadian federal summit on the environmental plight of polar bears has concluded with considerable differences of opinion in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice hosted the meeting of scientists, wildlife officials and Inuit leaders, the Globe and Mail reported Saturday.

Canada is home to about 15,000 polar bears, about two-thirds of the world population, in 13 distinct areas. While the United States declared the bears an endangered species in May 2008, Gabriel Nirlungayuk, director of Wildlife for Nunavut Tunngavik said the bears are actually more prolific now.

Forty or 50 years ago, our camping areas were not invaded by these animals, he said Friday. The current population is stable. It is not constructive to exaggerate that situation.

Harry Flaherty, chair of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, agreed and said scientists were politicizing the bears’ status.

They are using the polar bear as a tool, a tool to fight climate change, Flaherty said. [Th]ey shouldn’t do that. The polar bear will survive. It has been surviving for thousands of years.

You don’t say….They’re playing politics with the polar bear? I never would have guessed.

Do I LOOK threatened?

Do I LOOK threatened?

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T Boone Playing Dirty

It's all out war

It's all out war

He buys his own army of government officials.

He boasts his own self-declared army and the support of 13 governors, 53 congressmen and 180 mayors, along with the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association. He has plugged his cause on countless news shows and spent $60 million of his own money on a massive ad spree.

He tries to sell directly to our president and both candidates.

Mr. Pickens took his plan first to President Bush. The two men met in the Oval Office in April.

“The president sat and listened for an hour and a half,” Mr. Pickens says. “And then nothing happened. No call back. Nothing. So I decided to do it myself.”

He didn’t fare much better with the two presidential nominees. When he sat down with Sen. John McCain in August, the Arizona Republican chastised him for “trying to pick winners” by so openly favoring natural gas. President-elect Barack Obama seemed more amenable when the two met in a hotel conference room in Reno, Nev., a few weeks later.

Mr. Pickens sketched out his plan in series of pie charts on a white board. “He didn’t do any back flips or anything but he did seem to like what I was saying,” Mr. Pickens says.

He threatened the trucking industry.

So Mr. Pickens shifted his focus to the country’s truckers, saying that all new long-haul trucks should be required to run on natural gas. That didn’t sit well with former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, who heads the American Trucking Association.

The son of a truck operator, Mr. Graves laid out his objections over breakfast recently in Mr. Pickens’s suite. Many companies, he noted, are already turning to diesel hybrids. Natural gas-run trucks are about a third more expensive than traditional diesel trucks. Nationwide filling stations for natural gas don’t exist.

“How do you just airlift in the infrastructure to make this happen?” he said.

Mr. Pickens has recently taken to labeling his critics as un-American. Mr. Graves got the full dose.

“Bill, I just want to warn you on this,” Mr. Pickens said, putting down his fork. “I’m going to make you look unpatriotic for supporting foreign oil. I just want to make sure you understand that.”

Taken aback, Mr. Graves pointed out raspberries and croissants arrayed before them. The foreign oil helped deliver the food, he said. “We wouldn’t have any of this here if our trucks hadn’t delivered it,” he said. “So what’s more patriotic, Boone?”

He declared war.

Mr. Pickens has recently taken to labeling his critics as un-American.

“This to me is like a war without guns,” says Mr. Pickens between a flurry of meetings one recent morning in his hotel suite across from the White House.

The collapse of the financial market, and the vote in California killed his wind turbine project. The drop in crude oil from $160 a bbl to $40 a bbl, killed his propane project. So now he will take a piece out of Al Gore’s Global Warming Playbook, and launch an all out propaganda campaign to spread his lies. I can’t figure him out. He doesn’t need the money, and with the price of crude oil where it is, we should drill here and drill now, before the next upturn in prices. It’s never been clearer. But he still wants government money to pay for his far fetched schemes. It must be the thrill of the chase. I guess it still falls into the Follow The Money category though.

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Expect More Gore

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Is Algore burning through that $300 million just a bit faster. You can expect to see more of him and his cronies because of the record cold we’ve already had less than a month into this winter. We are in for even more of his preaching because he sees the facts are having an impact on his Global Warming Scam. Here is a review of the facts:

Global temperatures are not rising. The warmest year in the past century occurred a full decade ago, in 1998. Temperatures have been gradually and steadily falling for most of the past decade. Temperatures in 2008 were no warmer than temperatures in 1980.

The Earth is colder than its long-term average. For most of the past 10,000 years, global temperatures have been 1.0 to 3.0 degrees Celsius warmer than our current climate. Twentieth century temperatures appear unusually warm only when compared to the preceding Little Ice Age, which had the coldest global temperatures of the past 10 millennia. The rise of human civilization occurred in a much warmer climate than that of today.

Polar bear populations are not declining; they’re thriving. The global polar bear population has more than doubled since the 1980s. Moreover, polar bears had no problems surviving and flourishing in the much warmer temperatures that dominated the past 10,000 years.

Polar ice is not shrinking. Arctic sea ice has moderately declined in recent years, due in large part to a recent shift in regional wind patterns. But in the Southern Hemisphere, Antarctic sea ice has been growing at a record pace. Polar ice as a whole is right on its long-term average.

Global warming is not causing more droughts. Throughout the twentieth century and since, global precipitation has been increasing, as has global soil moisture. A recent paper in one of the world’s foremost peer-reviewed science journals noted, “the terrestrial surface is literally becoming more like a gardener’s greenhouse”–an environment that is great for plant growth.

Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are not killing sea life. Numerous recent studies show that aquatic ecosystems become more productive and robust under higher carbon dioxide conditions. Assertions that higher carbon dioxide concentrations cause harmful ocean acidification are unsupported by real-world evidence, ignore the prevalence of shellfish during prior geological periods when there was much more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and would apply to only a small subset of aquatic creatures versus the vast majority of aquatic life that benefits from higher atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Global warming is not causing more extreme weather. The frequency of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme weather events is no greater now than in prior decades and centuries. Even daily high temperature records were more frequently broken 70 years ago, in the 1930s, than they are today.

Global warming is not melting Mt. Kilimanjaro’s alpine glacier. Temperatures at Mt. Kilimanjaro have been slightly cooling since at least the middle of the twentieth century, and those temperatures virtually never rise above freezing. Scientists have long known that deforestation at the base of the mountain is causing the mountaintop glacier to shrink, by reducing the moisture and resultant precipitation in mountain updrafts.

Global deserts are not growing. On the contrary, the Sahara Desert and others like it have been retreating for decades.

Scientists do not agree on a policy of alarmism. More than 32,000 scientists have signed a formal statement, prepared by a past president of the National Academy of Sciences and co-authored by an atmospheric scientist at Harvard University, saying there is no global warming crisis. By contrast, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has only 2,600 participants, many of whom are not scientists, and counts the staff of activist groups Environmental Defense and Greenpeace as its lead authors.

The Heartland Institute

Also see: Global Warming and Football

My Man George. He’s still got the moves

Watch how calmly W dodges these shoes. That’s My Man!

Now imagine what would happen in a similar situation if Kerry had  won the election.

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Gateway Pundit is all over this.

Michelle Malkin also has something to say.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

From American Thinker

Why did the chicken cross the road? Here’s what our politicians might answer, if they remain in character.
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BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for change!

SARAH PALIN: Where’s my shotgun?

JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side.

HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road…

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Common Sense in California?

How can that be? In the state that’s never seen a “Green Law” in didn’t like, two initiatives were soundly defeated. If this can happen in California, it is possible that people are waking from the trance the Global Warming Cult has put them under.

Green Initiatives Get Slaughtered in California, Will Media Notice?

By Noel Sheppard

Californians by very wide margins defeated two green initiatives that anthropogenic global warming enthusiasts in the media and in legislative houses across the fruited plain should take heed…but will they?

To begin with, Proposition 7 would have required utilities to generate 40 percent of their power from renewable energy by 2020 and 50 percent by 2025.

Proposition 10 would have created $5 billion in general obligation bonds to help consumers and others purchase certain high fuel economy or alternative fuel vehicles, and to fund research into alternative fuel technology.

Much to the likely chagrin of Nobel Laureate Al Gore and his global warming sycophants in the media, these measures went down, and went down in flames:

Proposition 7 Renewable Energy Generation
Yes 3,294,158 35.1%
No 6,102,907 64.9%

Proposition 10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Yes 3,742,997 40.1%
No 5,581,303 59.9%

Will global warming-obsessed media share this news with the citizenry? Shouldn’t this be HUGE news given President-elect Obama’s green sympathies and his desire to enact a carbon cap and trade scheme to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? We’ll see.

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Algore Alliance Raises Its Ugly Head

And guess what he’s calling for? Nationalizing the power grid. That’s right, two days after the election, Algore is calling on the inexperienced president elect for more socialism by turning over the power grid to the government. And I’m sure, securing a little more money for his carbon credit scam.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection has some environmental advice for the incoming Obama administration: focus on energy efficiency and renewable resources, and create a unified U.S. power grid.

You know how great China, North Korea, India do with their power grids. And the prez elect seems to like the way China works.

On Thursday, the group Gore founded rolled out a new media campaign to push for immediate investments in three energy areas it maintains would help meet Gore’s previously announced challenge to produce 100 percent clean electricity in the United States in a decade.

Pegged to Obama’s election victory on Tuesday, the Gore group’s ads on television, in newspapers and online, pose the question, “Now what?”

“Our nation just made history,” one video says. “We have an historic opportunity to boost our economy and repower America with 100 percent clean electricity within 10 years. It will create new American jobs, end our addiction to dirty coal and foreign oil and solve the climate crisis.”

And do you know what’s scarier than that?

Gore — former vice president, Nobel Peace laureate and star of the Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” — has said repeatedly he wants to play no official government role in the fight against climate change.

But with environmental activists talking about a possible “climate czar” in President-elect Barack Obama‘s White House, Gore’s name inevitably gets mentioned.

Gore and his group are in line with most U.S. environmental groups, which see the next administration as a chance to act to stem global warming, after what many see as the Bush administration‘s stalling on this issue.

R.K. Pachauri, head of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Gore in 2007, sounded a similar note in a statement issued after the vote.

“The U.S. now has a unique opportunity to assume leadership in meeting the threat of climate change, and it would help greatly if the new president were to announce a coherent and forward looking policy soon after he takes office,”

There are some dark days ahead. Figuratively and literally.

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