CLIMATE DENIERS DENY THE CLIMATE
This summer, MainStream Last First attempted to bring attention to the threat of melting ice by crossing the Northwest Passage in a rowboat. The effort was dubbed as a voyage made possibly only by climate change. Instead it also ran up against the ice that wasn’t there.
The entry concluded: “Our message remains unaffected though, bringing awareness to the pressing issues of climate change in the arctic.”
In the spring, another Warmist expedition set out to cross Antarctica and “make a decisive contribution to our understanding of the effect of climate change upon the poles.” It lost its leader who came down with frostbite and whose evacuation was delayed by a blizzard.
The Magical Thinking of the Left
Democrat Blames “Partisanism, Racism, Classicism and Negativism” for Defeat -“It’s been strategized so the only person who will lose in this situation is me,” Dagwan said.
AL SHARPTON'S TAX SITUATION EXPECTED TO IMPROVE DRAMATICALLY
Al Sharpton is celebrating Bill de Blasio’s appointment of Zachary W. Carter as the chief lawyer of the City of New York.
The announcement by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio regarding the appointment of former Judge Zachary W. Carter as Corporation Counsel for the City of New York is an unprecedented and huge step for progress.
Facing an escalating federal probe into his charity’s finances, the Rev. Al Sharpton now has his own muscle: former Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Zachary Carter. Sharpton said Thursday he hired Carter – a respected ex-prosecutor – to represent him and his National Action Network because he thinks the probe has become politicized.
Sharpton and NAN owe several million dollars in back taxes, but Sharpton attributed the problem to a fire at his Harlem headquarters that destroyed many records.
Bill de Blasio Appoints Sharpton’s Tax Fraud Lawyer as NYC Chief Lawyer
3/4 of Criminals Vote for Democrats - but 4/4 of Democrats vote for criminals
IT'S DE BLASIO TIME
Another Imam identifies Askia as a former Nation of Islam member and the testimony summary states, “Contrary to plaintiff’s allegation, Imam Askia does not find NOI beliefs to be offensive. Imam Askia is well acquainted with Minister Louis Farrakhan and agrees with many of his teachings.”
The Nation of Islam’s official platform of beliefs include a rejection of integration (an ironic sentiment considering Bill de Blasio’s interracial marriage which the Nation of Islam is opposed to and once called for prohibiting) and claims of white racial inferiority calling white people “potential humans who haven’t evolved yet”.
De Blasio Inaguration Featured Prayer by Pro-Farrakhan Muslim Imam
Kerry Says US/Vietnam is Example for Israel/Palestinians - Do the the Israelis evacuate to Massachusetts?
RETREAT TO VICTORY
Ted Cruz was too ruthless, they said. Too arrogant and mean-spirited. Too unwilling to compromise.
And they were right. Ted Cruz was too unwilling to compromise. Too unwilling to choose Green Eggs and Ham, accept ObamaCare as the law of the land and retreat to fighting on the next sinking atoll that the Washington strategists would declare the next great battlefield shortly before they declare it a doomed cause and negotiate another strategic withdrawal to the home islands.
The Republican leadership still favors the great compromisers who compromise on budgets and illegal alien amnesties, and who are never ruthless unless they are stabbing conservatives in the back.
The Cruz Effect forces the Republican Party to choose between style and substance. It can keep its glib unconvincing candidates with perfect faces and perfect hair who have no ideas and nothing to offer.
Frontpage’s 2013 Man of the Year: Ted Cruz
I've been named in Doug Ross' 50 awards and and Ann-Marie Murrell at PolitiChicks wrote a very nice piece about my work.
After Retirement, Mayor Bloomberg has Taken a Job at a Somali Ice Skating Rink
Some people say that working as an attendant at an skating rink in an African country where it never snows and everything is on fire is a step down from being Mayor of New York City.
7 Ways to Remember Mayor Bloomberg
While Vets Wait 5 Years for Benefits, VA Bought $562,000 in Art
72 VIRGINS AFICIONADO FINDS TEXAS PRISON DEEPLY DISAPPOINTING
The back and forth exchanges between Nidal Hasan and the prison reveal growing exasperation by the prison staff with the privileged terrorist.
In one message, Nidal Hasan demands that “defecated material” be removed, only to be told curtly, “I request that you properly evacuate your bowel… you know how to do it properly and after 19 days… do what you are supposed to do Major Hasan.”
Finally Hasan is told, “You are not going to use a garbage can in the jail. Do as you were instructed, you’re a grown man, act like it.”
In another message, he is told, “Being given instructions to make your bed or change your linens is nowhere near a threat, it is an order from your doctor. You need to follow orders, Major.”
Prison to Fort Hood Jihadist: “You’re a Grown Man. Act Like it.”
Is Opposition to ObamaCare Racist, Sexist or Anti-Mormon?
IF ONLY WENDY DAVIS HAD BEEN THERE...
And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah; and he said: 'When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, ye shall look upon the birthstool: if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.'
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.
(Shemos/Exodus 1 15-17)
Gay Anti-Israel Buddhist Claims Pajama Boy Critics are Anti-Semitic
THE EXPERIMENT WAS A SUCCESS
Mogoeng Mogoeng was appointed by Nelson Mandela as a judge of the North West High Court. Then Jacob Zuma, the ANC’s president, appointed him Chief Justice. Zuma had been on trial for rape, so you could see why he wanted a rape friendly Chief Justice.
In another case, Mogoeng wrote,
“One can safely assume that [the accused] must have been mindful of [the victim’s] tender age and was thus so careful as not to injure her private parts, except accidentally, when he penetrated her. That would explain why the child was neither sad nor crying when she returned from the shop, notwithstanding the rape. In addition to the tender approach that would explain the absence of serious injuries and the absence of serious bleeding, he bought her silence and cooperation with Simba chips and R30.”
Meet South Africa’s “Child Rape” Friendly Chief Justice
Pro-Crime Liberal Politician Beaten Up by 2 Black Women over iPhone
WE MUST ENGAGE WITH AL QAEDA TO STOP AL QAEDA
“Alienating the Islamic Front puts the U.S. at risk of losing any leverage or influence within the armed opposition,” he said. “It’s not about whether they are good guys or bad guys. The Islamic Front is the only counterbalance to extremists in Syria. The U.S. must recognize that.”
At this rate in a year we’ll be told that we have to support the Al Nusra Front as a counterbalance to ISIS. There are probably foreign policy experts out there already arguing that we should engage with the “moderate” elements in the Syrian Al Qaeda to counterbalance Al Qaeda in Iraq.
McCain’s Fave Syria Lobbyist says US Must Support “Bad Guy” Islamic Front
MY GOODNESS, MY GUINESS
In 2001, there were less than 2000 Muslims in Ireland. Now there are nearly 50,000. By 2020, there will be an estimated 100,000. By 2043, Islam will be Ireland’s second largest religion.
This is the horrifying power of demographics. A few people in the door with a large birth rate become an occupying army in a short matter of time.
Irish media has reported that Dr. Ali Selim, a leader in the Irish Muslim Brotherhood, has made comments praising the concept of “martyrdom.”
Mr. Selim attracted a great deal of local media attention in September 2006 when he told a newspaper interviewer that, ideally, he would like to see Shariah law adopted in Ireland in the “event of a Muslim majority.”
Islam to Become Ireland’s 2nd Largest Religion
Obama and Kerry Want 30,000 Middle Eastern Refugees in 2014
RED BILL'S ANTI-HORSE JIHAD
It’s a tradition for New York City mayors to start banning innocent things that everyone before them found completely inoffensive. For Mayor Bloomberg, it was large sodas. For Red Bill de Blasio, it’s carriage horses.
Bill de Blasio, like any good Communist, isn’t just pushing the horse ban at random. His elevation was made possible by NYCLASS; a bunch of rich people posing as animal rights activists.
The man behind the Anti-Horse Jihad is Steve Nislick, a real-estate tycoon with an eye on their stables, and a hand in Bill de Blasio’s greasy pocket.
New Yorkers Take Last Ride on Carriage Horses Before DeBlasio Ban
WILL NO ONE STOP THIS RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION OF MUSLIMS?
Ali moved his business to a property at Logan Village, south of Brisbane, in 1997 where he continued mainly butchering goats for the Muslim market.
The former Corinda State High School student had been working in a supermarket and struggling to make ends meet when she took a job with Ali after his previous employee spurned his unwanted advances and quit.
Blackwell, a baby-faced 17-year-old, was not as strong, and succumbed to Ali’s overtures soon after she started work. Although he was married at the time, she became pregnant with his child.
Minutes after she secretly gave birth, Ali killed the baby girl.
A post-mortem found that her severe fractures were likely to have been caused by being crashed against a hard surface while still alive.
When her body was found by police in a grave it was found her right leg had been severed, she had been cut in half at the abdomen and her reproductive organs had been removed.
Former butcher Ali was fed a vegetarian diet in Maryborough Correctional Centre for four months, instead of specially prepared halal meat in accordance with his religious requirements.
Akhtar Ali, who is serving a life sentence for chopping up his newborn baby, has appealed for the payout to be doubled to $6000 (about $5300 American dollars.)
Muslim Butcher Who Chopped Up Baby Wants $5300 for Not Being Fed Halal
NOTHING SUSPICIOUS HERE
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki said no foul play was suspected, and claimed that the safe had been left untouched for more than 20 years.
The ambassador’s daughter, 30-year-old Rana Al-Jamal, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Ramallah in the West Bank that she thought foul play was involved.
“The Palestinian official account is baseless. The safe box has been in regular use — my mom (who lives there) told me that. The box was moved a day earlier and apparently something happened in the way,” she said.
Palestinian Arab Ambassador Killed in Mysterious Explosion also had Weapons Cache
American Studies Association Unveils Post-Colonial Feminist Milk Studies - I was really hoping for some Post-Colonial Feminist Cereal Studies
OBAMACARE IT DOES
What’s really entertaining is the goal-post moving on the NPR comments where ObamaCare defenders swarm to screech that she doesn’t understand that ObamaCare is just catastrophic coverage.
Meanwhile you can find NPR stories where the same screeching flock of harpies is ranting that “privileged and entitled people” who complain about policy cancellations don’t understand that their worthless junk policies were just catastrophic coverage… while ObamaCare offers so much more.
ObamaCare Scam Collapsing as Uninsured Realize How Little it Offers Them
WORSE AND WORSER
Befitting a boy who obviously views himself as the Second Coming, Ed Snowden blessed us mere mortals with an “Alternative Christmas Message” on BBC4. It’s not as bad as you’d imagine. It’s worse.
The main theme was “end mass surveillance.” Apparently irony is lost on Ed, because he delivered this message (filmed by Laura Poitras, ‘natch) from Moscow, capitol of the Land of Sorm. I might take him seriously if he delivered the same message on NTV, or in Red Square-or to Putin’s face, a la Khodorkovsky circa 2003.
from the Streetwise Professor
THE END OF IDEAS
The cartoon light bulb has served for decades as a symbol of an individual having an idea, of an individual thinking. This is the latest episode of the government vandalizing our minds.
Has the government really ordered us not to think, not to have ideas? Yes. We are no longer allowed to exercise our personal choices concerning light bulbs. Or health care insurance. Or gun ownership. Or the schools Americans send their children to, and what they learn in them. Or smoking. Or the foods we eat, or the beverages we drink. Or the gasoline we can afford or prefer to put in our tanks. And et cetera. The list of government violations of our rights, of the usurpations of our freedoms, of the steady invasions of our lives by fiat law, is long and wearisome to read. If compiled – and I'm sure someone or some organization has undertaken the task – it would be thousands of pages high – higher than the Affordable Care Act – and a big chunk of them, at the bottom of the stack, would be yellow with age.
We are no longer permitted to think that we have choices. The government has made or will make the choices for us. The lights that will turn on in our minds will be government lights. Doubtless, penalties will soon be imposed on anyone using an incandescent bulb in his home or office.
from Edward Cline at Rule of Reason who offers an important reminder that the idea that the mind is detached from the body when it comes to government regulation is fallacious
THE END OF RACISM
Steyn’s point when it came to the adoption by the Romneys of a black child was quite astute. He observed that the United States how now become such a completely non-racist society, a country so utterly devoid of classical racism, of hate for and denigration of, its African American citizens, that the entire pecksniffian racism locating industry is so utterly bereft of “proofs” of racism that it has to center on one small black baby on one white knee in a large family holiday photograph. That’s it. That’s the very best these professional race hustlers can manage at the beginning of 2014 as somehow “”proving” the racist nature of the United States. That’s it. That’s all they’ve got.
And if that is all they have they have, in short, NOTHING. The last vestiges of significant racism in the United States died with 2013 and a Christmas card from a large Mormon family.
from Gerard at American Digest. But of course the pursuit of racism long ago became detached from race. As I wrote a while back, racism is the liberal theme park.
Equality stopped being the issue before most of the people fighting inequality today on a professional basis were even born. Instead the issue became carving out niches of inequality that would preserve "inequality safaris" for the edification and lawsuits of future generations.
Bigotry is too prized a resource to just watch it drain away in some communal pool of brotherhood and sisterhood. The only thing to do is to find ways to dam it up and create national parks of bigotry that will allow future generations of civil rights warriors to rough it by camping out under the burning crosses while admiring themselves for their artificial courage in defense of a manufactured cause.
Generations of liberals defined themselves by civil rights and visit a civil rights theme park called the Federal Government to let them re-experience the sense of meaningful activity that they can otherwise only derive from kicking some money over to Microfinance after reading inspirational stories about poverty in India. And they created racism reservations that let them experience it over and over again.
THE BLAND AND THE BLIND
Lauren Resnick, an educational psychologist introduces Coleman. She goes through the story of how they met, how the standards were being developed and things like that.
The one thing that sticks in my mind the most about her introduction is this:
“Okay, so this is the kind of person we are gonna be privileged to hear tonight. He has been involved in virtually every step of setting the national standards, and he doesn’t have a single credential for it. He’s never taught in an elementary school – I think. You know, I actually don’t know. He’s never edited a scholarly journal, but I think he has written scholarly papers. And a variety of other things that have – you know, everybody here has done some of, he hasn’t done.”
The Latest on Common Core Founder David Coleman (Ugh…)