Just a tad creepy?
Just a tad creepy?
Except they don’t.
Via The Hill:
President Obama said Thursday the link between more extreme weather and climate change is undeniable and that the world’s best scientists have made a conclusive connection.
Rising sea levels are another consequence of climate change and can make extreme weather even worse, Obama said at the National Hurricane Center following a tour.
“The best climate scientists in the world are telling us that extreme weather events like hurricanes are likely to become more powerful. When you combine stronger storms with rising seas, that’s a recipe for more devastating floods,” he said.
Obama’s remarks came during a visit to the center, whose meterologists are predicting a “below-normal” Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, with three to six storms likely.
Hmm, I wonder why?
Via Washington Examiner:
The New York Times had first shot in 2014 at the video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the “stupidity of the American voter,” but took a pass.
Though the Times eventually followed up on reports of the MIT economist’s now-infamous remarks on the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it did so only after they had generated a national scandal.
Times’ reporter Robert Pear was the “first real journalist” that tipster Rich Weinstein contacted with the newly unearthed footage, he told the Washington Examiner.
Weinstein met Pear at a conference in Washington, D.C., when he was trying to find a reporter who he could tip off to a separate Obamacare issue involving contracts between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and CGI Federal, the company that was brought on to build healthcare.gov.
“Nobody would listen to me,” Weinstein said, explaining that his earlier attempts to connect with media had been mostly unsuccessful. “So I was trying to contact journalists directly because I had this stuff.”
Having met Pear on Oct. 30 at a Cato Institute conference, titled “Pruitt, Halbig, King & Indiana: Is Obamacare Once Again Headed to the Supreme Court,” he followed up on the contact.
“I sent [Pear] an email telling him he should look at these videos I found,” he said, noting that he discovered the footage of Gruber’s now-infamous “stupidity” remarks on Nov. 2.
Weinstein showed the Examiner an email to Pear dated Nov. 9 including a link to the Gruber video and reading, “Thought you’d be interested in this.”
Pear, who had just two days earlier reported on separate Gruber comments regarding state health care exchanges, responded to the email, asking, “would you happen to the know the time and place of the panel discussion?”
Weinstein provided details of the 2013 health care event and the Times reporter answered with a simple, “thank you.”
That was the end of their communication, Weinstein said. Pear never followed up on their conversation and he never wrote about the tip.
Fortunately for the public record, conservative activist group American Commitment found the footage that Weinstein had circulated on social media and uploaded it to YouTube Nov. 7. The Daily Signal found it there and published it Nov. 9 with an article titled “Caught on Camera: Obamacare Architect Admits Deceiving Americans to Pass Law.”
Common Core is way ahead of you, Barack.
Nobody could see this coming from a mile away…
Despite media denials that “specific weather events” can be linked to overall climate patterns, that is exactly what several major news outlets have done in the wake of deadly floods in Texas.
MSNBC, Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News and other media have suggested global warming played a role in the torrential rain and consequent, deadly flooding in Texas during Memorial Day weekend. A year earlier many were blaming Texas’ drought on global warming.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews made this link during Hardball With Chris Matthews May 26. He cited the National Climate Assessment, claiming that “climate change contributes to harsh climate conditions like the flooding in Texas and drought in California happening right now.”
He failed to admit that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report in December 2014 that said the opposite regarding global warming and droughts in California. The report instead attributed the drought primarily to a La Nina weather pattern.
Matthews also interviewed Columbia University Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs, a man-made global warming alarmist. He said that “underlying warming of the sea surface and the land” led to “tragedies” like the flooding in Texas.
Sachs is a long-time crony of left-wing billionaire George Soros. His “Millennium Village Project” received $50 million from Soros in 2008. Soros pledged in 2011 to contribute an additional $27 million during the next five years.
[Bernie] Sanders married his current wife, Jane, in May of 1988 and the next day left for their “romantic honeymoon” to Yaroslavl, in the then-Soviet Union. The trip was an official delegation from Burlington to cement the two cities’ sister-city relationship. “Trust me. It was a very strange honeymoon,” Sanders writes.
He also visited Cuba with Jane in 1989 and tried to meet with Fidel Castro, but it didn’t work out and he met with the mayor of Havana and other officials instead.
Sanders is proud of Burlington’s international diplomacy efforts. “Burlington had a foreign policy because, as progressives, we understood that we all live in one world,” he writes.
In case you didn’t already know, this pipsqueak is the son of Sidney Blumenthal. We reported earlier today that Sidney was paid $10K per month by the Clinton Foundation to secretly advise Hillary on Libya.
Via Daily Caller:
Left-wing writer Max Blumenthal helped inspire Hillary Clinton’s debunked talking point that an obscure YouTube movie called “Innocence of Muslims” was responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.
The son of Clinton’s longtime political adviser and informal Libya consultant, Max Blumenthal pushed his conspiratorial theories onto the secretary of state in the hours after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed.
The Daily Caller reported in December that Hillary Clinton received the “Youtube video” talking points before the rest of the Obama administration. Clinton was the first administration official to suggest that the violence in Benghazi was caused by spontaneous reaction to the anti-Muslim video, rather than by a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida.
Clinton first mentioned the video publicly on the morning of Sept. 13, 2012. Obama’s White House speechwriter Ben Rhodes, an NYU-educated fiction writer who was initially blamed for crafting the talking points, didn’t mention the video until Sept. 14, when he sent around a memo preparing Susan Rice and others for Sunday-show appearances to discuss the attack.
Now we know that Hillary became aware of the video on Sept. 12, the day after the attack, through her political adviser Sidney Blumenthal — Max Blumenthal’s father.
Sidney Blumenthal served as the Clintons’ political hatchet man during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, helping to tar Lewinsky’s credibility…
Caveman scared of rock cat, caveman make rock cat into much smaller rock cats.
Via Daily Mail:
Militants fighting for the Islamic State have reportedly destroyed a famous statue of a lion in the captured city of Palmyra – despite promising locals they would not obliterate the ancient city.
Following their capture of Palmyra last Thursday, ISIS militants are understood to have won the support of much of the local population by promising not to destroy the city’s famous monuments.
But it appears that promise was too much for the jihadis to keep, with eyewitnesses claiming they destruction of millenia-old Statues and buildings is already very much under way, with the most significant loss so far being the celebrated Lion of Al-Lat, which dates back to the first century AD.
The lion statue was destroyed by ISIS militants on Saturday, according to the International Business Time, who quoted eyewitnesses on the ground in Palmyra.
‘I heard a loud noise, so I went up to the roof to see what is going on,’ one local man said.
‘I saw Daash crushing the ‘god lion’ statue with construction machines. There were many other crushed statues but I could not recognise the rest of them because they were totally ruined,’ he added, using an Arabic acronym for the terror group.
All of the estimates aren’t even in yet…
Via Truth Revolt:
According to the Baltimore Sun, estimates put the cost of the city’s riots around $20M…so far.
The $20 million figure includes expenses for police and firefighter overtime, damage to city-owned property and payment to other jurisdictions that assisted with policing duties.
Baltimore’s finance director, Henry J. Raymond, said that the city can cover the costs from its rainy day fund, but that it is only a temporary solution and that they are planning on requesting up to 75 percent reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
That’s right, Baltimore wants 75% of the costs of the rioting to fall on the backs of the American taxpayer.
It’s probably just a sheer coincidence, right? They DEFINITELY don’t have a history of poisoning opposition in Russia…
It takes some serious balls being an opposition leader in Russia with their track record.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play.
The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir Kara-Murza remained in grave condition Thursday, two days after he was admitted. The Interfax news agency, citing the hospital’s chief doctor, said he appeared to be suffering from pancreatitis and double pneumonia.
His father, a prominent journalist also named Vladimir, told Interfax that doctors haven’t ruled out foul play, but there was no evidence that his son had been deliberately poisoned.
Kara-Murza was a close associate of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, and works with a civic organization founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon and Kremlin opponent.
We’d never hear the end of it, if a Republican wrote this.
In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused. He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped.
In an article entitled “Men-And-Women,” published in an alternative newspaper called the “Vermont Freeman” Sanders shared his thoughts on male and female sexuality in ways that would cause a media firestorm if it had been penned by any current GOP candidate. Even one with as little chance at grabbing his party’s nomination as Sanders currently has.
“A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy,” wrote Sanders. “A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.”
Sanders didn’t specify as to how he had gained such a deep understanding of the male psyche.
In terms of his understanding of female sexual fantasies, Sanders provided similar insight.
“A woman enjoys intercourse with her man–as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”
This is getting out of control. With that said, pretty weak move on his part…
Via Truth Revolt:
Under pressure from LGBT groups and the South Carolina House minority leader, Clemson University Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney has announced that he will no longer attend a fundraiser held by a Christian nonprofit organization.
The June 2 fundraiser will be hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, a South Carolina-based Christian nonprofit which describes itself as dedicated to promoting “biblical principles,” particularly “the values and virtues of marriage, the traditional family model, and sexual purity.” The group supports traditional marriage, endorsed the state’s partial birth abortion law, and is dedicated to promoting religious freedom.
Swinney was to be honored at the fundraiser for his work with his own All In Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness around the state about health issues. Though Swinney explained that he had not official association with the Palmetto Family Council and was attending on behalf of all involved in the work of his foundation, the uproar from gay rights activists had made attending too much of a “distraction.”
“I appreciate the recognition of my and the foundation’s efforts,” Swinney said. “However, after much thought, in order to avoid a distraction for the team and the entire football program, I’ve decided it is in the best interests of all involved that I not attend the event on June 2.”
“It was my understanding that the nomination and selection for this award was based on the work done by our All In Foundation and the difference it is making in our community,” explained Swinney. “My acceptance of this award was to be on behalf of all the volunteers that make our foundation a success. The work of our foundation is intended to build a better community and be a positive influence.”
“Recently, my scheduled participation in this event has been perceived incorrectly as an endorsement of certain viewpoints and has entered the political arena. I have been out of town since last Thursday and am disappointed that this has become a distraction for me, my team and many others. I have been and continue to be very open about my personal beliefs. However, I do not inject those beliefs or the work of the foundation into the political process.”
This is UniverSoul’s ad for the night of May 29th in Baltimore when Mosby will be Ringmaster:
I could make a lot of jokes about how apropos this is, Mosby running the circus. She knows people are concerned about her conflicts. But clearly, she doesn’t give a rap. Mosby is out to raise her political profile, damn ethics or proper conduct. This is harmful to the rule of law and the rights of people of Baltimore to the quiet enjoyment of their lives and property.
I cannot stay strongly enough that she needs to be pulled, if she does not recuse herself, this is getting a bit insane at this point.
If anyone could shoot the stink eye, that’s Stephanie Rawlings-Blake trying to roast Fox’s Leland Vittert. Then Josh Earnest tries to argue for more gun control to address criminals shooting people. Because criminals are known for paying attention to laws. Maryland already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. But never let a crisis go to waste…
Because police will be doing no affirmative actions that might place them in jeopardy, knowing they will be thrown under the bus by Baltimore’s leadership. And who can blame them really? They will do their jobs, and no more.
Via Breaking 911:
BALTIMORE — A woman and a child were shot and killed at 100 Upmanor Rd. Thursday morning, police said.
Officer responded to reports of a shooting shortly after 8 a.m. and found the 8-year-old boy and 31-year-old woman shot in the head.
Police initially found the woman… and then the boy. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Baltimore Police ask that anyone with information call 410-396-2100.
This homicide puts the number of homicides this month at 38, reaching the record set in 1999, the deadliest May in the history of Baltimore, according to WBAL.
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, and the 26th-most populous city in the country.
Because how can you not take someone seriously if they are dancing in a tampon costume?
Via Daily Mail:
Giant dancing tampons and a mobile billboard addressed to Prime Minister Tony Abbott could be seen outside the Parliament today, in a woman’s campaign to abolish GST for sanitary products.
University student Subeta Vimalarajah, who has gathered more than 98,000 signatures for her Stop Taxing My Period petition, exposed the billboard and assembled a group of women dressed as giant tampons on the lawns of the Parliament House this morning.
The campaign follows Joe Hockey’s appearance on ABC’s Q&A on Monday, where he agreed that the tax should be scrapped, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott indicated that this is a matter for the state treasurer to figure out.
‘Mr Abbott has backed away from addressing this inequality at every opportunity, diverting responsibility to anyone but himself,’ Ms Vimalarajah said in a press release.
‘Sanitary items are an essential health item, used at least once a month by at least half the population. It’s time our Minister for Women recognised that periods aren’t paychecks, they’re a pain.’
Ms Vimalarajah, got the opportunity to ask Mr Hockey a direct line of questioning regarding the tax on the ABC TV program Q&A on Monday night.
‘Mr Hockey, do you think that sanitary products are an essential health good for half the population?’ she asked.
But don’t worry, they are still “doctors.”
(CNSNews.com) – The number of American babies who have been aborted in the years since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has already exceeded the entire population of the United States as recorded in the 1880 Census.
This is according to numbers published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute.
In 1880, according to the Census Bureau, there were 50,189,209 people in the United States. These included, the Census Bureau notes, Mark Twain, who had not yet written The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Thomas Edison, who would start his electrical company two years later; and Booker T. Washington, who would open the Tuskegee Institute the next year.
The Guttmacher Institute has estimated the number of abortions in the United States in each year from 1973 through 2011. They add up to 51,376,750—or 1,187,541 more than the entire population of the nation as of 1880. In each of the last 36 straight years for which Guttmacher has published an estimate of the number of abortions, the number has exceeded 1 million.
Even better: The name of the lawyer who filed the complaint calls herself “barbara findlay” (no typos), because capital letters are sexist/racist/homophobic.
Birth certificates are so not inclusive.
The Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia will consider completely eliminating gender designations from birth certificates in response to complaints from the Trans Alliance Society (TAS) and other transgender individuals, according to an article in the National Post.
According to the complainants, we need to stop acting as if doctors can tell the sex of a baby just by looking at the baby’s genitals:
Birth certificates [may] give false information about people and characterize them in a way that is actually wrong, that assumes to be right, and causes people . . . actual harm,” said transgender woman and TAS chair Morgane Oger.
“It’s considered true and infallible when it isn’t,” she added.