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The Most Depressing Commencement Speech Ever

Posted by Nancy on May 18, 2010

‘Tis the season of graduations and commencement speeches.  The invited speaker addresses those heading out into life, the graduates listen politely (sometimes), and everyone leaves inspired. 

 Here are a few examples of words of wisdom bestowed upon some recent graduates:

“As you stand here tonight, you are at the starting point of a wonderful journey.” — Michael Dell

“Never give in to pessimism. Don’t know that you can’t fly and you will soar like an eagle.” — Earl Bakken

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. ” — Alan Alda

Then there’s this aggregation of excerpts given by former vice-president (and current  carbon cap-and-trade scammer) Al Gore, at the May 14, 2010 University of Tennessee graduation. 

Lord help those having to go forth into the world with all this woe rained down upon them.  Maybe they should just go out and end their miserable lives instead of causing more pollution and global warming.

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An Inconvenient Award

Posted by Nancy on March 7, 2009

Al Gore received the first Roger Revelle Award yesterday, for leaders whose outstanding contributions “advance or promote research in ocean, climate, and earth sciences.” 

 John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel and big global warming skeptic, prepared a video for the occasion.  It can be found at Coleman’s Corner.   (It’s more than worth following the link to see the Goracle once again held up to the light of day.)

To celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Dr. Roger Revelle, the oceanography institute he once directed is today presenting an award in his name to his most famous disciple – Al Gore.  And, while this charlatan should never seriously be considered for any scientific tribute, the specific intent of this one makes Gore a particularly unworthy maiden recipient, and he knows it.   American Thinker

What could make Al Gore so undeserving of an award in honor of his mentor? 

Revelle recanted his belief in CO2 as a source of global warming and publicly apologized for sending so many people in the wrong direction several years before he died. 

Of course, that didn’t matter to Gore, who promptly declared Revelle senile.  He later went to great efforts to discredit Revelle, to claim he had been coerced, and even to file a defamation lawsuit against another scientist who co-authored an article denouncing CO2 as a cause of AGW with Revelle.

Enjoy your ill-deserved award, Mr. Gore, and may it continue to snow and sleet on days your followers hold rallies.

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Posted by Nancy on January 15, 2009

It’s seven below here tonight, and heading lower.  Here’s a suggestion for Al Gore’s inconveniently dishonest book:

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We would not all be burdened with Obama and his minions willing to damage our economy and socialize our country, all for a half-baked theory based on GIGO computer modelling, if it weren’t for the complicity of the Main Stream Media – also known as the Malpractice Media.  They bombard us with a constant drumbeat of global warming, global warming, global warming, even though there is no proof such a thing exists. 

Meanwhile, socialist Carol Browner is welcomed as the new environmental czar of the incoming Obama administration.  She who believes in controlling the economies of the developed countries by controlling their CO2 output, since naturally occurring carbon dioxide is going to cook us all.

In fact, 2008 was the coldest year since 1997 and was just slightly above the 20th century average.

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There is an excellent article on the media today by Selwyn Duke at American Thinker:

The reality is that the mainstream media are thoroughly corrupt — manifesting itself in a lack of both conscientiousness and honor — which leads to incompetence and duplicity.  It deals in half-truths, the suppression of facts, the exaltation of evil and savaging of the sublime, and outright lies all the time.  And we could use up countless gigabytes compiling examples.

[snip]

 It’s much like a computer.  If the data input is incorrect, so will the output be (the same is true if the data is incomplete, yet we still encourage people with insufficient data to vote).  If, for instance, stories about how guns are used to commit crime are showcased but those about how they’re used to thwart it are suppressed, people will be more likely to conclude that firearm ownership should be prohibited.  If the electorate is made to believe that climate change is the handiwork of man, their very logical conclusion will be that man can and should do something about it.  If you convince people that the symptoms are something they’re not, they will make the wrong diagnosis and prescribe a drug that doesn’t treat what truly ails us but often has some very nasty side effects.

If I’ve been a bit verbose, perhaps it’s because I’m trying to describe something for which words are insufficient.  It’s much like when the Morpheus character in the movie The Matrix said that no one could be told what the Matrix is, that you have to see it for yourself.  Our matrix media (along with academia and the popular culture) has constructed an all-encompassing faux reality that cannot truly be understood unless you step outside of it.  For the average person this means, first, being willing to question all his basic suppositions about political and social reality, as these have been shaped by the matrix media.  The second requirement is to embark upon a Reality 101 course on the Internet, where the wheat can at least be found amidst the chaff.  You see, unlike the movie, our virtual world is in a way more real than the “real” world.  (emphasis added)

We all need to step outside the faux reality and educate ourselves.  The information is there – we just have to do the research and be the editors.

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All That Hot Air Isn’t From CO2

Posted by Nancy on December 19, 2008

Obama’s newly announced science advisors have an agenda.  John Holdren and Jane Lubchenko are two of the nation’s most prominent advocates for extremist actions to reduce the threat of global warming, and the fact he selected them tells us a lot about where we are headed. WaPo

Does Al Gore have it right?  Is the debate over global warming over?  In this clip he explains to a German audience recently that the complete polar ice cap will be gone in five years, totally ignoring data indicting ice melt has been caused by a change in winds rather than temperature, and also ignoring recent record gains in ice coverage.


What’s with Al Gore?  I realize he isn’t a scientist, but neither am I.  I’m guessing he can read as well as I can, though, and one would think he would feel a responsibility to speak logically and factually, and stay current on information relating to his topic of interest. 

Perhaps his real interest is in cap-and-trade projects, and this has given him an incentive to see climate change through a glass darkly.

If the debate over global warming is over, it’s not because the science of the argument has been settled but because there can be no honest discussion.  Proponents of the theory constantly change the rules, refuse open debate, and alter their hypothesis to fit the facts rather than follow those facts to a logical conclusion.

In other words, it isn’t a debate, rather a soliloquy where one side uses emotional manipulation to confound skeptics into ignoring the facts presented by the other.  Isn’t that what our society is all about now?  Emotional appeals?  We also have to factor in a complicit media, without whose influence the national intelligence level might just rise by a significant degree.

So, coming soon to a TV near you, check out this rubbish:

Who pays for this kind of advertising and why?  The question always has to be What’s In It For Me?  In this case, what’s in it for advocates of global warming?  And as always, follow the money.

For scientists – professional reputations and grant funding are at stake.  For politicians – power over the economy, thus over the electorate.  The first want to get money and prestige, the second want to control it.  Nothing, NOTHING, will gain politicians as much leverage as a policy to control the economy by “controlling” the environment. 

The original hypothesis for climate change, back in the 1970’s, was that the earth was cooling rapidly and we would soon be entering a new ice age – all thanks to mankind’s activity.  Something had to be done!  When the earth stopped cooling and started warming again the hypothesis was changed (isn’t it funny how they can get way with that?), and they began scaring us with theories of  an incinerated earth. 

Unfortunately for the warmists, the earth appears to be cooling again.  It does that, you know – cools and warms, with long term trends and short term variations.  It always has and it always will, and nothing anyone can do will change that.  What arrogance to think otherwise.

Do they give up and admit climate changes are caused by forces beyond their control, even beyond their ability to explain?  Of course not.  Now they have a theory that cannot lose, because it is totally illogical and completely incomprehensible.

Long term global warming is causing short term global cooling, and weather is not climate.

Yep, that’s their theory now.  Weather doesn’t count, because if it is getting cooler it just proves that long-term global warming is causing earth to cool in the short term.

Huh?

If it is getting warmer, it is getting warmer.  If it is getting cooler, it is getting warmer.  Yep, you can’t argue against that one.  Literally.  I mean, how do you argue against a theory that says no matter what happens it proves the theory?

This latest hypothesis is a violation of the most basic of the laws of logic: the principle of non-contradiction. Something cannot be both A and not A. The weather cannot get colder while the climate gets hotter anymore than the earth can be flat while the world is round. This is not science, or logic; this is unabashed nonsense.
Yes. Climate science has come to this: We are now being told, in effect, to ignore the data and believe the hypothesis. I have recently written that global warming is not a science — it is a religion. I take it back. Global warming, aka climate crisis, is now a crisis of logic. In other words, it is insanity.  Larrey Anderson

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Today’s Terrorist Test

Posted by Nancy on October 10, 2008

What’s with the Democratic party’s presidential candidates?  Al Gore or the Unabomber?  What’s with that?

In an article today Harold Kildow asks What Is It About Democratic Presidential Candidates and Terrorists?  The article links to a short test, and if you read the article at least up to that link you get a little background on the premise originated by former news anchor and presidential press secretary Tony Snow. 

What an interesting little quiz!  Click on this link for a series of quotes – then decide if they were written by Al Gore or the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. 

The quotes are taken from Gore’s Earth in the Balance  and Kaczynski’s Manifesto.  Since I have never read either I was unfamiliar with their writing styles, but I don’t think it matters.  Try it yourself. 

Good luck and let me know how you do.  I’ll post my results later.

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Gambling, Anyone?

Posted by Nancy on August 11, 2008

Do you suppose the people who send out all the spam for online gambling ever get responses?  I figure they must or they wouldn’t send so much, but it’s hard to imagine that anyone would respond to such crass ads.

Am I the only one who gets offers for “free” online gambling, roulette, blackjack, and other ways to throw your money away?  That is about all that ever shows up in my spam qeueue.  Maybe that means I’m lucky I don’t get worse?

Still, do I look like a gambler?

Enough ranting about gambling.  Now I’m going to rant about Algore and global warming.

It was beautiful today, sunny and a high of 74.  Perfect fall weather.  Oh, wait, this is early August.  It is supposed to be ten or fifteen, maybe twenty degrees warmer than that out.  I wore a long sleeved shirt all day and considered a jacket when I met a friend for ice cream at 8:30 in the evening.  It is downright chilly out there now.

It’s Algore and the global warming, er – climate change – problem. 

We can’t call it global warming anymore, since they realized a while back that the earth seems to be in a cooling cycle and the warming theory won’t fly anymore.  When all else fails, change your terminology to confuse the issue further.  Maybe no one will notice.

Yep, I’m a full-fledged global warming skeptic.

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Concerned About The Intellectual Climate

Posted by Nancy on July 28, 2008

I installed Instant messenger on my computer this weekend and am officially in touch with the world now – or at least with the few people I am connected to.

I know, I know – probably the next to the last person in the universe to do so.  I can hear all the laughing out there.  You have to remember though, I am not young and it hasn’t been high on my priority list.

So, this morning I IM’d a little with Doug, and this evening with Matt.  It is an easy way to keep in touch, but somehow impersonal.  You don’t see the person, you don’t hear their tone of voice, you don’t even have to give it your full attention.  Multi-tasking, and at my age. Still, it’s more contact than just an email.

I read about Twitter recently…..  Nah, that’s too much. That one seems to border on narcissism.

It was another nice day here today, with weather so mild we left the house open and didn’t turn on the air. According to this chart from weather.com it is below average across most of the country.

Close to 90 tomorrow though; definitely air conditioning weather.

Here’s my latest video clip on global warming, taken from a website called DemandDebate.com.  It advocates teaching both sides in the classroom; I like their motto:

“We’re more concerned about the intellectual clilmate.”

Al Gore has caused more environmental damage with his lifestyle and economic damage with his theories than any one man should be allowed to.  What a weenie.

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Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes

Posted by Nancy on July 21, 2008

                           

It has been five days since I did any work in the garden, so the cool of the evening seemed the perfect time to go do a little weeding.  Unfortunately, the mosquitos thought it was a good time to visit the garden too, those crepuscular* little critters. 

I barely escaped with my life, and not from the mosquitoes. 

Does anyone else remember that cult classic,  Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes?   It was a 1978 parody where tomatoes rise up and attack innocent people.  I think that’s what’s going on in my garden right now. 

In the movie the world is saved when they corner the tomatoes in a stadium and play a knock-off of Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love, causing the tomatoes to shrink in horror while the people step on them and squash them. 

I’m not sure if the tomatoes in my garden will be conquered that easily.

This picture of C~ and W~ looking at my tomato plants was taken six days ago:

 

Now they (the plants, not the kids) are almost as tall as I am.  I have never seen such robust plants; they have some tomatoes and a plethora of blooms on them too.  I don’t know how I will ever harvest them as they ripen (especially important with the cherry tomatoes) because I can’t begin to get in among them.  I can’t even see in among them. 

And yes, they are in cages, all twelve of them, for all the good that is doing.

I suspect it must be a result of global warming.  Oh, wait.  Temperatures have been well below normal all year and have only recently felt like summer weather.  But global warming might be the cause of all the rain we have been having, which could explain why the plants are growing so tall.

Then again, maybe it’s the big bag of fertilizer Bud tilled into the soil before I planted this year.

I picked some summer squash and hot peppers, but the bell pepper plants are looking pretty sorry and have no fruit on them.  I suspect either fusarium or verticilium wilt, but have never had problems with either before and cannot identify them with a certainty.  Doesn’t matter, since there is nothing you can do for it anyway.

        (from http://sinisterdan.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/the-slightly-sinister-sunday/)

I can’t find the zuccini squash plants for all the butternut squash vines. The butternuts are taking over the garden and I ended up taking scissors down and cutting the vines back to keep them away from the peppers.  Next time I may need a machete.  The cucumbers are nearly ready for picking, and the pole beans are finally taking off.

The garden is pretty clean and relatively weed free, considering all the rain we have had.  Of course with all the tomato and squash leaves the weeds don’t have a chance to find sunlight.

*This word is for cousin Gay and my children, some of whom love to collect words as much as I do and maybe already know it.

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Really Cool Results

Posted by Nancy on July 5, 2008

When is the last time you remember a Fourth of July where the temperature didn’t manage to climb out of the 60’s?  Never?  Me neither.

Cool temperatures were perfect for painting the kitchen yesterday; we could leave the windows open so the fumes could dissipate and the breeze helped with the drying time.  Unfortunately the humidity from all the rain didn’t help, but who wants to turn on the air conditioning when it’s 65 just to remove the humidity?

Didn’t think so.

We got the ceiling scrubbed and painted, all the frou-frou stuff on top of the cabinets taken down and washed, and the cabinets themselves scrubbed and new shelf paper put up.  Bud did the painting, but I did a mighty fine job of standing back and telling him what he had missed with the roller, since it was nigh on to impossible to tell from on the ladder.  (I wasn’t nitpicking – he asked me to do it.)

Unfortunately, the light and fan did not make it up.  The unit is all assembled, but the electric box needs to be replaced before Bud can install it.  The box sits about half an inch too low from the ceiling.  Hmm.  Looks like this is going to require a reconnaisance mission into the attic, but I’m afraid that will have to wait a couple days.

This morning we’re off to Doug’s for the move and the pool party, and tomorrow is the blessing and the pond party.  It looks like a warming trend is finally coming our way, with a high of 80 today and 85 tomorrow, so we may actually be able to get in the water without freezing.  

We may have a real summer yet.

This weather has not been kind to my garden.  The tomato plants are the biggest I have ever seen this early in the season, but they’re all leaves with almost no blossoms or tomatoes.  They love hot days and warm nights, and they aren’t getting them.  The peppers are struggling too, and the weeds are almost impossible to control from all the rain. 

I found another really good article on global_warming yesterday.  I have also decided to add www.wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com to my list of links because I read it daily and am fascinated with the science behind the issue.  I don’t always understand it, but it is enlightening to read anyway.

As for Al Gore and his Nobel Peace Prize?  Watch this and see what you think:

Irena_Sendler_vs._Al_Gore

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