As if ClimateGate wasn’t bad enough, the climate politicos in Cancun are amidst record cold temperatures. The Gore Effect, of course, is the inconvenient coincidence that when Al Gore attends a conference to give a climate speech, cold spells and freak snow storms attend. He is not even there this time.
Global temperatures seem to have flatlined over the past decade, despite increases in Co2. The Cancun conference has little hope of changing the political climate, which is decidedly chilling against the concept of hampering economic growth to limit Co2 emissions. Instead it seems to be devolving into demands by the third-world for “climate justice” – meaning transfer payments from the developed world.
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Tis the season...time to bring back an old toon from the last time we had to deal with these morons fighting for global irony.
Climate Emperor Gore has no clothes.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.
"Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”
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I don't know how this got out, but this was a proposed ad for the program, it was rejected by DHS...
Maybe it was WikiLeaks ;-)Add a comment
Anger at Obama over tax cuts has Democrats feeling more sold out than their Civil War slave trade.
Poor and middle class say they can lead the nation in job creation if Congress would just give them rich peoples' money
Obama tells press he was ready to exchange punches with GOP over tax cuts after dodging questions on when he started wearing glasses.
Julian Assange channels Bill Clinton with rape accusers, confessing to having sex, but he never impaled.Add a comment
I swear, if I went to prison and everyone was making shivs and voting Democrat, I would tell them my name is Mr. Fortherich. First name, Taxes.
Liberals are really pooping themselves over this compromise. It's ok used to poop myself too when I was a baby...
He wants to cut payroll taxes too? It's about time Obama turned his buzz saw to something other than the constitution.
What do we have to do to make the GOP insist they be permanent, give Boehner a private jet?
Wait a sec...A 2% cut in payroll taxes means what for social security? Death panels?
Um, you're welcome Warren Buffet, now take your tax cut and let me in to your bracket :-)
Man oh man, what am I going to buy with my tax cut extension...Oh, I know, time, to save my money for when it expires for reals.
Or we could blow it all by lunchtime and buy "progressives" a clue every time they need one.
Maybe that last thought was a little hasty, I mean, how do tax cuts stimulate the economy by giving consumers the financial wherewithal to act on their demand (aka crazy right-wing "logic") BETTER than funding unemployment
I don't mean to speak in code, but by playing Democrat's advocate I'm just wondering if we'll ever figure out that extending unemployment benefits really does help fuel economic recovery by being a lifeline for those suffering unemployment.
I'm starting to think "progressives" probably just wanted the rich to have their taxes hiked just because...that's how they roll. Why do you think Chris Matthews still has a TV show?
Now, I'm confused, what expires in two years? The extension, or Obama's presidency? Both? Now THAT'S a compromise.Add a comment
Kathy Griffin says she only apologizes for jokes that absolutely nobody finds funny. Critics have only been able to identify the one where she calls Bristol Palin fat, and her entire career.
Obama and GOP reach a compromise on tax policy that finally brings optimism to experts hoping the economy remains sluggish.
Seething with rage at the proposed tax cut extension some liberals have resorted to flashing the peace sign in anger.Add a comment
Political correctness has now raised its head is what one would have thought a stronghold of traditional Christianity -- the work of C.S. Lewis. To be precise, the new film of his Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of the best-selling "Narnia" series of children's books.
The Dawn Treader is a revival of an old Irish form, the Immram, telling of a ship voyaging among islands, with the crew learning some lesson at each stopping place.
The imaginary world of Narnia is, of course, under the rule of kings who acknowledge the rule of its Creator, the good lion Aslan, an attempt by Lewis to make the idea of Christ accessible to modern children.
However, actor Liam Neeson, who provides the voice of the lion in theDawn Treader, has claimed it is also based on other religious leaders such as Mohammed and Buddha....
Neeson was quoted as saying "he [Aslan] also symbolises for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries. That's who Aslan stands for as well as a mentor figure for kids -- that's what he means for me."
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To me Liam Neeson's mind is symbolic of a salad bar, and the absolute only ingredient available is iceberg lettuce.
However, the lettuce is also representative of all the other great ingredients that make up a salad, like tomatoes, and spinach, and sprouts, and shredded carrots, and that fake crab meat, and garbanzo beans, and ranch dressing. Yeah, it may all still taste like lettuce, but when I tell you which pieces of lettuce are supposed to be tomato, for instance, you should be able to activate your imagination (I'm not imagining it, it really is tomato, to me) and understand the rainbow of flavor presented before you.
For the purposes of full disclosure, I should also mention it's not entirely true that lettuce is the only thing on the salad bar. There are also A LOT of bugs, because the lettuce has been sitting out for a month, pesticide free, and is completely rotten...
It is, after all, the mind of Liam Neeson, to me.
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I'd eat there, but I think I'll pass on the special...
As unemployment rose to 9.8% GOP interrupts Dem high-fives to remind them the goal isn't to hit a "perfect 10."
Olbermann confesses naming Bristol Palin "worlds worst person" in jealous rage when ABC said he wasn't famous enough to be on Dancing With The StarsAdd a comment
RollCall reports how these Dems are becoming totally unhinged over tax cuts. Here's a gem of wisdom from New Jersey's Bob Menendez (my editorial comments are in yellow)...
"Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It's almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists," Menendez said when asked whether he and other Democrats would accept a compromise with Republicans.Ok, I see it, which terrorist is the GOP most like Bobby? Are they like low level flunkies or big guns like KSM or even Osa - wait a sec.....WTF are you talking about dude?!?
Republicans are like terrorists because they want the current tax rate to remain unchanged in a "recession"...which I have to put in quotes because we're technically not in one (ha ha ha).
Is it me or does is anyone else's spidey-sense tingling that Boenher might be a gnat's hair away from waking up with a bloody elephant head in his bed?
But wait theres more! Look at the two cents future 1-term senator Claire McCaskill has to say on the matter...
McCaskill likewise lambasted Republicans, accusing them of putting the wealthy ahead of the middle class I thought a rising tide lifted ALL ships and warning that if Republicans win the debate over tax cuts "it really is time to take up pitchforks."
Good luck snatching them from the Tea Party lady. To be fair, the Dems may actually have a claim to them since they were made with their names on it. Maybe they can sick Obama on us if you want to take them away, it takes quite a grip to bowl a 37, I'm sure that will come in really handy (pun intended) for you guys now.
I treally just seem now like Dems want a tax hike like Obama wants to feed fat people salads. Its not really for our own good so much as they just NEED to be "right."
I would say this really just boils down to being a pissing contest, but I don't know how that works when one side can't do it without sitting, and the other side is the GOP.
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Looks like this happened just in time...
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Keith Olbermann really didn't go after Bristol Palin, did he?
Bristol Palin is the WORST person in the ENTIRE WORLD? Seriously?!?
Right now, some jerk with small man's syndrome from North Korea (who would kick Keith's
rear face assface in arm wrestling) is firing shots at South Korea and killing people!
Right now, there's a guy running Iran who will wipe us and Isreal off the map before he would ever consider wiping himself.
Right now, somewhere in New York City, there is the king of all narcissists with a television show on MSNBC...old silent movies are watched by blind people more than this country watches his crappy show, and he DEMANDS millions of dollars to do it.
None of these morons ever get to be the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD? It's gotta be freakin' Bristol Palin?
By the way, what does a response from the world's WORST person sound like?
Accusing me of hypocrisy is by now, an old canard. What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity. Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it sometimes takes a person who has made mistakes. Parents warn their children about the mistakes they made so they are not repeated. Former gang members travel to schools to educate teenagers about the risks of gang life. Recovered addicts lecture to others about the risks of alcohol and drug abuse. And yes, a teen mother talks about the benefits of preventing teen pregnancy.
I have never claimed to be perfect. If that makes me the "worst person in the world" to Mr. Olbermann, then I must apologize for not being absolutely faultless like he undoubtedly must be.
Read her entire response at her Facebook page.
Come on Keith, just retire this idiotic bit for good and claim the crown for yourself already.
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FIFA's rejection of America hosting World Cup prompts blunt memo from world sports organizations that America can host sports when a presidential pitch can reach home plate.
Pelosi trumps Reid with demands to call a vote to raise taxes on top 2%, thus causing greatest economic recovery ever the "Real Dream Act."
Obama accused of living in the past as bad policies being justified with "I won" start to sound like a dysfunctional game of BINGOAdd a comment
Ladies and gentlemen, from intellect as effervescent as a week old open can of Coke, I present to you for your rhetorical displeasure The Washington Post's own Ezra Klein...
...in all likelihood, what separates a tax cut bill that's "chicken crap" from a tax cut bill that's great is its treatment of the richest 1 percent of households in Boehner's district. And $700 billion slapped right onto the deficit. If Republicans win this debate despite the unpopularity of their position and its violent contradiction to their stated concern for the deficit, it'll be one of the most impressive coups in recent political memory.
I haven't been keeping score, so someone help me out here. Is this coup "Easy minded E" speaks of BIGGER than the vote for the STILL unpopular ObamaCare that cost Democrats their power?
This guy must keep rocks in his head to make sure he doesn't float away.
Watching liberals "argue" against the tax cuts is like watching a basketball game where one team keeps drawing fouls by falling on the ground and holding their shin when nobody even touched them in the first place. The key difference being these hypothetical players aren't also certifiably mentally retarded.
I understand why liberals think extending the tax cuts would automatically explode the deficit. They think the economy lives inside a thin sheen of a bubble that is made out of the government. Everything starts and ends with Uncle Sam's bank statement.
Even though they pay taxes too, liberals to too stupid to remember (or even understand in the first place) that the government's books hinge on the health of the economy, not the other way around. They are too stupid to understand that tax cuts wont add to the deficit in the long run as much as a tax hike fueled DOUBLE DIP RECESSION would.
You know what doesn't add to the deficit, Ezra? (I'm going to use this parenthetical statement as a pause to let him take the time to check the name written on his hand so he knows I'm talking about him, I think this is long enough) Adjusting spending in a way that realistically addresses revenue. To speak to taxes in terms of what the deficit is, or will be, is intellectually dishonest if a discussion about modifying govenrment spending isn't even on the table.
Yes, the government needs money to operate, but not as much as the American people need it to jump start the economy so jobs can recover, meaning more people are making money for the government. In a perfect world this would close the deficit liberals are suddenly so concerned with after becoming the Barry Bonds of debt stacking.
As long as liberals bow to the altar of Uncle Sam first they will never understand this truism. If Klein was so right on this then why did income tax receipts go from $347 billion in 1981 to $549 billion in 1989 AFTER Reagan sent the top marginal rate through the floor...or is this website part of the vast right-wing conspiracy too?Add a comment
I received this in an email years ago, now feels like now is the right time to dust this puppy off as a reminder to those on the left who argue that extending the Bush tax cuts for only some taxpayers (or none) is a REALLY bad idea. I could post column after column with empty rhetoric and zero evidence to support my position like liberal columnists and bloggers have been doing for the past few weeks. Or I can just play WWJD and deliver this parable.
Last I checked the real author of this remains a mystery, but I don't think that matters if you have an ounce of common sense to your name. So enjoy!
The TAX system explained IN SIMPLE TERMS!
Sometimes politicians, journalists and others exclaim; "It's just a tax cut for the rich!", and it is just accepted to be fact.
But what does that really mean?
Just in case you are not completely clear on this issue, I hope the following will help.
Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner and the bill
for all ten comes to $100.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve.
"Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20."
Dinner for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected.
They would still eat for free.
But what about the other six men - the paying customers?
How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33.
But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to eat their meal.
So, the restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100 savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33 savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28 savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25 savings)
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22 savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16 savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to eat for free.
But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"
"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than me!"
"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison.
"We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn't show up for dinner, so the
nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay
the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have
enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start eating overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
Someone gave it to me and said that if it will taste a lot better if I let it age 2 years. It gave me food poisoning! The culprit is below.
Seriously now, I'm trying to recover from a bout with real food poisoning, don't expect much from The Looking Spoon for the rest of the week, I was barely able to get this done.Add a comment
In an unusual move to avoid use of the dollar the U.S. is in talks to back an E.U. with something more stable in value, such as ivory from the horns of unicorns.
After botching the swearing in Senator Kirk aide tells Biden the hand that makes an "L" is the left hand, and that will be easier to remember when he learns to read.
Boehner's announcement to construct a women's bathroom next to House chambers is met with praise from women desperate for a place they can truly share with Democrat men.Add a comment