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A Convenient Scapegoat

Don't laugh. This shit is real.

Drug-induced dystopic environmental hallucinations? Naw man, this trip is real.

The root of all evil isn’t Satan. It’s Climate Change.

And now the Left is sucking the US military into its holy war.

The United States Armed Forces, lacking the bandwidth to be the world’s policeman, will now launch a pre-emptive war against the Earth’s carbon levels.  Consider FernGully in lockdown.

Can the military handle it? By jove, we’re going to find out:

Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat

Immediate threat?

Regardless of one’s position on climate change, it’s hard to imagine what immediate purpose the awesome might of the United States military could have in a century-long effort to fight a two-degree Fahrenheit change in temperature.

It’s not a military problem. Thus, there’s no military solution.

Men, here's your target.

Men, here’s your target. Don’t fire til you see the vibrational bands of their double bonds.

Yeah, we get it.  It’s part of the human condition: We are all Barbies in the Playhouse, and politicians are the lipstick-smeared four-year-olds with that maniacal glint in their eyes.

Too many of our institutions have already been caught up in the madness.

But don’t do this to the military. Don’t let them be consumed by this PC groupthink nonsense. The work they do, even if encumbered by the normal bureaucratic shenanigans of government, should have some meaning at the end. President Obama’s and SecDef Hagel’s pathetic excuse for leadership makes that less likely.

How deep is the groupthink?

From the article, this sentence is either complete dishonesty or pure stupidity. Biased is one thing, but they should be embarrassed to say something so incredibly lacking in any insight whatsoever, and pretend expertise is behind the naive claim. Mush-brained nonsense:

Experts say that Mr. Hagel’s increasingly prominent role in pushing for a new global climate change treaty is a sign of how urgent the issue has become.

Don't worry. Chuck Hagel is on it.

Don’t worry. Chuck Hagel is on it.

A sign of urgency?

It’s a sign of a feckless and overwhelmed SecDef avoiding his actual job (and sticking his nose in the State Department’s business) with the blessing of our feckless and overwhelmed President (who is also avoiding his actual job).

Our ‘experts’ aren’t any better. Putting aside for a moment how flat out nuts this is (another “satire is dead” moment), what a troubling excuse for ‘analysis’:

Dr. King and other experts said that the broadened approach would include considering the role that climate change might have played in contributing to the rise of terrorist entities like the Islamic State.

“Climate change and water shortages may have triggered the drought that caused farmers to relocate to Syrian cities and triggered situations where youth were more susceptible to joining extremist groups,” Dr. King said. The Islamic State has seized scarce water resources to enhance its power and influence.

Farmers had trouble finding water here? I'm guessing that's nothing new.

Farmers had trouble finding water here? I’m guessing that’s nothing new.

Jihadists are sawing off American journalists’ heads on camera and proudly broadcasting the video to the world, and you’re speculating that, in the desert, where it’s been desert for millenia, that a few more farmers in the cities turned the local youth into Children of the Corn?

The fairies and Na’vi applaud you, my friend.

Re-debunking the Mythbusters

myth-debunked.001Desperate Obamacare apologists, acting like the bitter gun and religion clingers that haunt their nightmares, are claiming that this LA Times article by Michael Hiltzik “debunks” the “myth” that people are losing their current health care plans and being forced into more expensive insurance. Here are the basics of Ms. Deborah Cavallaro’s Obamacare story:

…she’s angry at President Obama for having promised that people who like their health plans could keep them, when hers is getting canceled for not meeting Obamacare’s standards… Her current plan, from Anthem Blue Cross, is a catastrophic coverage plan for which she pays $293 a month as an individual policyholder…As for a replacement plan, she says she was quoted $478 a month by her insurance broker, but that’s a lot more than she’ll really be paying… I won’t divulge her current income, which is personal, but this year it qualifies her for a hefty federal premium subsidy… she’s eligible for a good “silver” plan for $333 a month after the subsidy — $40 a month more than she’s paying now.

To recap:  Obamacare confused and frustrated a woman who was happy with both her insurance and its cost, forced her to pay $500 more a year for a slightly better plan, and forced the government to kick in an extra $1800 a year to cover the rest. It transformed a content, self-sufficient citizen into an angry, expensive government dependent. Well done, cost-curve-bending maestros.

Conn Carroll at Townhall.com breaks down Hiltzik’s shaky claims in greater detail, but fails to mention one more aspect. Perhaps Ms. Cavallaro took satisfaction out of providing for herself, and isn’t thrilled about now having to accept a government handout to make ends meet. But she no longer has that choice, because Democratic social programs have taken their logical next step – from disincentivizing self-reliance to virtually outlawing it.

What most pundits didn’t understand about Cruz’s speech

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Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two years from now, no one will remember the details of Senator Ted Cruz’s floor speech. They will not remember the continuing resolution. They will not remember his curious vote to end debate a day after saying he would vote against it. All they will remember is that he spent twenty-one hours speaking out against Obamacare.

For standing in front of the country and spotlighting the festering hulk of the legislative haunted house known as Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz is considered an outlier and a belligerent extremist. And that’s just what his fellow Republicans are saying about him.  Read more…

The Media’s Unnatural Selection

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“Media bias lies in selection — what you choose to cover and what you choose to ignore. Accuracy is a problem. But selection is the big manifestation of bias. It’s possible to be 100 percent accurate — white-glove clean — and yet loaded with bias.”  – Jay Nordlinger

So at the end of today, we’ve learned from sworn Congressional testimony from recently fired/resigned/leaving-anyway IRS commissioner Steve Miller that a spontaneous YouTube video demonstration, er, I mean a spontaneous press conference question, in which Lois Lerner disclosed that the IRS had targeted political enemies, was actually a terrorist attack, er, a staged question.

From today’s hearing:

Rep Nunes asked, “Was her question to Ms. Lerner about targeting certain groups planned in advance?”

Miller replied, “I believe we talked about that, yes.”

We also learned from testimony from Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George that he informed senior officials in the Treasury Department of his investigation into IRS corruption last June, which was smack dab in the middle of a tightly contested presidential campaign and a fierce battle for control of the Senate.

This all happened in the last twelve hours.  So doing a rewind to this morning, what are the five things ABC News thought you needed to guide you through the news of the day? Certainly they’d mention Benghazi, the IRS, AP wiretapping, the two suspected terrorists who suddenly vanished from the witness protection program, or even HHS Secretary Sebelius illegally pressuring health-industry companies for funds that Congress wouldn’t dish out? No? But they’d mention that the woman who was charged with examining tax-exempt organizations at the IRS during this episode of political intimidation now runs the Obamacare branch of the IRS, right? No? Well, what else is there?

Here’s where ABC thought the most relevant “5 Things to Know This Morning“: Read more…

Creationists for Obamacare

hypocrisyI don’t really get “young earth” Creationism. If the world was created 6,000 years ago, then how do you explain the fossil record, which provides clear evidence of much older life? Why would God jam million-year-old bones into the bedrock just to confuse us? While He certainly isn’t averse to mystery (quite the contrary), this would fall into the realm of purposefully misleading.

On the other hand, I don’t get the near conniptions thrown by secular progressives in response to Creationists, as if a misguided belief about the origins of Earth is any more damaging to young minds than inadvertently hearing a Nicki Minaj song on the radio. Furthermore, their disgust with Creationists’ lack of acceptance of scientific evidence is a prime example of their not listening to Jesus’ teaching in the only subject they claim he cared about. Hypocrisy.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5

Who really knows what happened 6,000 years ago? No one. But in the 5,999 years and 364 days since, people have consistently responded to financial incentives, yet the left still acts astonished when it happens. For example, when France’s new Socialist president enacted a 75% tax rate, a number of prominent millionaires left the country to avoid the extortion. How did the socialists react to this perfectly predictable response to their new policy? Shocked outrage.

Beyonce’s chart-topper Single Ladies is a tribute to fed up women who have finally kicked an unappreciative man to the curb. The culture rightfully cheers on those independent women.  Yet when the abuse is financial, and an unappreciative society undermines small business owners or others making more than $250,000, the rich are expected to turn the other cheek, and are vilified as ungrateful traitors when they have other ideas. All hail the god of Envy.

In another case of blind-faith-divorced-from-reality Read more…

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