Information The MSM Need to Report (But Probably Won’t)
Posted by Nancy on January 28, 2009
Sweetness & Light has a terrific list of 20 fast facts about the Democratic stimulus package.
A few highlights (but you really need to read the whole article):
- Did you know that the cost of this one package is almost equal to the entire amount of annual discretionary spending by the federal government?
- Did you know if they divided it up and gave equal shares to everyone living in poverty they would each get $22,000?
- Did you know it will make billions of dollars available for groups like ACORN?
- Did you know all the members of The Accountability and Transparency Board overseeing this package will be appointed by Obama with no Congressional oversight?
The “stimulus package” is really a giant Christmas package for the Democrats. Guess who’s paying for it.
From the U.S. Senate committee on Environment and Public Works comes this stunning press release: James Hansen’s Former Supervisor Declares Himself a Skeptic
Retired NASA senior atmospheric scientist Dr. John S. Theon says he is proud to add his name to the growing list of international scientists who do not believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming theory.
“Hansen was never muzzled even though he violated NASA’s official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind’s effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress,” Theon wrote. [snip]
Theon declared “climate models are useless.” “My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit,” Theon explained. “Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy,” he added.
According to NASA astronaut and physicist Walter Cunningham in an essay in the July/August issue of Launch magazine, “Hansen is a political activist who spreads fear even when NASA’s own data contradict him.”
The global warming house of cards is falling apart, and Al Gore is set to testify before Congress. As usual, when he is scheduled to speak the country suffers from The Gore Effect. This time it is severe weather extending from Texas eastward to the Atlantic. The Ohio Valley has gotten sheets of ice and almost a foot of snow since yesterday afternoon, and points eastward are being pummelled.
AmericanThinker says Internet search engines show political bias – again.
Over five years ago a blogger created a “Googlebomb” that made George Bush’s official biography show up as the top result if you searched for the phrase “abject failure.” It has been that way ever since, although Google claims they “attempted to neuter the prank in 2007″ but were only partly successful. Bush’s biography was on a page of the official presidential website though, so guess what new president’s biography shows up now? Correction: Guess whose biography showed up until a few days ago?
Once alerted by a New York Times article, Google, Yahoo and Windows Live were miraculously able to change their algorithms within a day or two so Obama’s biography no longer appears. Makes you wonder why they couldn’t fix it in all the intervening time but were able to do so now.
Doesn’t it just make your heart go pitty-pat to know they can control the dissemination skewing of information so easily? And that they are willing to protect our Great Leader from humiliation? (Not that last one though – he deserved it.)
Finally, what else would you expect from the Clintons? From Politico:
In the last nine months of 2008, Bill Clinton made at least $150,000-a-pop speaking to groups in some of the very places where his wife now will now represent American diplomacy, from India to Kuwait to China to Malaysia. In fact, the latter three speaking stops came in the last month-and-a-half of the year, as the Clinton and Obama camps were hammering out the agreement under which President Obama ultimately offered Hillary Clinton the job as top diplomat.
The National Bank of Kuwait paid Bill Clinton $350,000 for a Nov. 16 speech, while Hong Kong’s Hybrid Kenetic Automotive Holdings shelled out $300,000 for a talk Dec. 4 and a Malaysian foundation paid $200,000 for Clinton to speak the very next day in Kuala Lumpur.
Is anyone naive enough to believe foreign countries will not expect special consideration for the money paid? The whole situation reeks of corruption and pay-to-play.
Change we can believe in again.