The Mid-Term Massacre TAkes!

Okay, a little gloating might be in order after the Mid-Term Massacre, but Boehner and McConnell insured that it will be short-lived.

They are determined to compromise with the socialists and Obama in the near term, and the current lame-duck is very scary. Both kept their positions in closed door meetings, with no challengers. We need leaders with a spine, and neither Boehner nor McConnell have convinced me that they possess one.

Anyway, enjoy the

2014 Mid-Term TAkes!

Dems weigh in on holding the Senate

The Dance. Thanks, Joe Dan!

Tuesday Was A Hollow Victory For The GOP

The ’14 mid-terms was an open and shut case that we the people are opposed to all of Obama’s policies. Sadly, Republican leadership seems to think that we want RINOs working with Obama.

Obama plans to protect up to 5 million from deportation

His next tack is purported to be illegals who happened to birth a child while in the USA illegally. It is time to end the birth right policy. It is not in the Constitution, including the 14th Amendment, which is perhaps the most misinterpreted amendment in the Constitution. Birth-right citizenship first appeared in an 1895 Court decision. One of the first cases of judicial over-reach.

I am in favor of an amendment which specifies that at least one parent of any child born in the USA be citizens themselves before citizenship is conferred upon their off-spring.

Net Neutrality: A 21st Century Trojan Horse

Statists on both sides of the aisle, mostly leftists, would like nothing better than to regulate the last outpost of freedom.

Climate Agreement Allows China to Keep Polluting While U.S. Makes Cuts

Obama pledges we will reduce our carbon emission below 2005 levels, China agrees to maybe peak by 2030. They are opening a coal-fired plant every week, with no sulfur or ash controls. Sweet!

Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab

50-50 chance that Warren will be the next Dem POTUS candidate. A communist, plain and simple. I hope she is nominated. After all, you didn’t build that.

Rich TAkes! on Climate Change

Our Dear Leader has recently threatened to take on limiting carbon emissions through regulatory agencies, since Congress “won’t act”. I’d like to remind everybody that a Democratic controlled Senate refused to ratify Kyoto years ago by a vote of 99-0. icy thinker

Many, if not most people believe than man is on the road to causing catastrophic global warming, after all, Al Gore, Barack Obama and legions of others tell us incessantly that the science is settled, why there is even scientific “consensus”, even though the very concept of scientific consensus is antithetical to the concept of science itself.

Climate Forcing! Feedbacks, The PDO and The AMO! Aerosols, Greenhouse gases, the Sun and the Clouds, oh my! Don’t forget La Nina and el Nino, the Little Ice Age, and the Medieval Warming Period, to say nothing of cows belching and farting…and especially politics!

Here is my RichTAkes! on Anthropogenic Global Warming!

(as always, my comments appear in cayenne, and the use of a flash-blocker to disable auto-play is recommended due to multiple embedded vids.)

US physics professor: ‘Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life’

“It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion.”

American Physical Society Sees The Light: Will It Be The First Major Scientific Institution To Reject The Global Warming ‘Consensus’?

Richard S. Lindzen: The Climate Science Isn’t Settled

– Confident predictions of catastrophe are unwarranted.

Lindzen’s 2009 WSJ piece appeared after the Climategate CRU* email scandal erupted

Richard Lindzen: An Inconvenient Expert

Perhaps the preeminent US climate scientist, Lindzen  was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was lead author of Chapter 7, ‘Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.

Climategate

Anthony Watts has assembled a fine set of articles chronicling the Climategate scandal

Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation

from 2009

The Climategate Whitewash Continues: Don’t Believe the ‘Independent Reviews’ About Goings on at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

from 2010

Time Mag AGW

Lennart Bengtsson: The Science And Politics Of Climate Change

The science isn’t settled and we still don’t know how best to solve the energy problems of our planet.

Reflections on Bengtsson and the GWPF

Professor Judith Curry’s take on the recent Bengtsson controversy 

Science as McCarthyism

One of the most telling features of climate science is just how few climate scientists changed their minds as the evidence changed. The pause in global temperature in the last 15 years or so has been unexpected. Now we know why:

Climate scientists slam Obama science czar on global warming

Former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer and University of Colorado climate scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. slammed Holdren for his “pseudo-science rambling.”  Plenty of links here

‎cfact.org/pdf/2010_Senate_Minority_Report.pdf

a primer on positive and negative feedback loops.

“We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message.”

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