10) Palin's glasses make her look smart. Letterman's make him look like Radar O'Reilley.If you can come up with a no. 1 visit them and say it.
9) Palin has been a TV reporter, city council-woman, mayor, commissioner, and governor. Letterman's been doing the same shtick for 27 years.
8) Palin wrestles grizzlies before breakfast. Letterman feeds pigeons in Central Park. (Actually he has an assistant do it for him.)
7) Palin can see Russia from her house.* Dave can't see ANYTHING with his face in Obama's ass.
6) Palin's state of Alaska craps bigger than New York City.
5) Palin's kids are a teen-age mom, a 14-year-old girl and a special needs child. Dave's kid is a bastard.
4) Palin has big boobs. Letterman is one.
3) Palin could shoot, skin and eat Letterman before his bodyguard knew what happened.
2) Better to be a "slutty flight attendant" than a dorky baggage-handler.
And the Number 1 way Sarah Palin is better than David Letterman is... (Drum roll, Bawb.)
Completely up to you! Post your suggestions below.
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Photo from Free Me Now.
This is probably a photoshop, I doubt that this lady would get anywhere near as close to Ahmadinejad as this without being jumped on by security and I feel that the photo is somewhat familiar but without her. Much as this photo appeals, I hope it is a fake, as if it isn’t she would be at this stage getting a very bad time in Evian prison.
Jun 27, 2009
Here are a couple of great press releases from Viv Forbes of The Carbon Sense Coalition which arrived while I was away. The first raises issues such a the degree of environmental destruction caused by various governments bio-fuel fetishes that I have posted on a number of times in the past. These matters are highly relevant and highlight the law of unintended consequences:
“Warmists are Eco-vandals.”
We must assess the environmental damage caused by global warming alarmists.
Six stand out.
Firstly, by mandating the use of bio-fuels for motor vehicles, they have accelerated clear felling of tropical forests for palm oil plantations.
Secondly, by subsidizing ethanol production, they have increased the area of cultivated land covered with a sterile monoculture of ethanol crops. This also created a grain shortage and soaring food prices.
Thirdly, their silly carbon credit rules have replaced productive native pastures with monotonous forests of woody weeds that harbor feral pests and provide the ready fuel for wild fires. This problem is exacerbated by their bans on clearing regrowth.
Fourthly, by putting carbon taxes on coal but not on wood, they have increased legal and illegal logging to feed thermal power stations on wood. This also increases power costs.
Fifthly, their blind worship of piddle-power has blighted vast areas of land and seashore with noisy and ugly wind towers and solar panels and scarred the landscape with their network of transmission lines and maintenance roads.
And finally, by their vilification of coal, they have delayed the provision of clean electricity to Indian and Chinese cities, thus increasing the choking Asian smog caused by open air burning of wood, dung, coal, coke, cardboard and rubbish.
Oblivious to all of this damage to the environment and living costs, climate continues to change naturally, in tune with the sun.
“We are not about to fry.”
The professional purveyors of panic in the Global Warming Industry continue to scare impressionable children and politicians with tall tales. Their most gruesome story is that earth is about to reach a tipping point, causing runaway warming, after which we all fry.
There is no evidence to support such scare mongering.
Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere continue to grow, while solar activity and world temperatures continue to fall - no evidence of tipping.
Moreover, the past tells us that the current mixture of gases in the atmosphere is not unusual or extreme. How these gases behave will be governed by the laws of physics and chemistry, whatever they are.
Although our views of the laws of science may change as knowledge grows, there is no chance that the science changes - just our understanding.
If the atmosphere contains much the same levels of gases and vapors now as in the past, then the chemical and physical reactions will be the same as they were in the past.
In the past, CO2 levels were five to 10 times higher than now and there was no tipping point.
Therefore CO2 cannot cause runaway warming. Past experience has proved it.
Jun 25, 2009
It seems that the cartoon I left at the top of my site while I was away upset a Dem so badly he needed to go into histrionics in the comments section. It seems that nobody is allowed in his opinion to make jokes about his dear leader, especially teleprompter ones. You'll love this one, Jack, well maybe not.
Jun 9, 2009
Jun 7, 2009
FAMILY First senator Steve Fielding, whose vote could be critical to the Rudd Government's emissions trading system, yesterday heard warnings of dire economic consequences if carbon trading schemes were introduced.
Wisconsin Republican congressman Jim Sensenbrenner told a climate change conference in Washington attended by Senator Fielding that electricity bills would double or triple under US cap-and-trade legislation. And he denounced the climate change movement as simply transferring wealth to developing countries.
Mr Sensenbrenner said that without China and India signing any climate change legislation, it would be foolish for the US or any other country to take the lead, arguing that capping emissions in the US would allow other countries to take an advantage. ....
While climate change advocates challenge these claims, Senator Fielding said the arguments presented yesterday were giving him pause to reflect on the entire debate over climate change.
"I'm not sure we should be signing anything before Copenhagen," he said after listening to Mr Sensenbrenner. "If it's true climate change is driven more by solar changes, then I have to consider if (climate change legislation) is worth doing."
The public is turning very skeptical as the threatened global warming is not occurring as forecast, and as the huge cost of the Ration-N-Tax Scheme becomes obvious. Industry leaders who should have been leading the fight against the whole idea of trying to control climate by rationing the production of carbon dioxide are now scrambling to get special exemptions for their industries or companies.
As the public cools, and the weather refuses to show warming, the alarmists are becoming even more alarmed. They are desperate to get any law onto the books and to get any silly unachievable international agreement signed. We must make every effort to stop them.
There are interesting times ahead.
The publication of Ian Plimer’s best-selling book “Heaven and Earth” has created volcanic eruptions in some circles. Here is a video on the Quadrant web site of Professor Plimer being interviewed by Brian Carlton (courtesy; "Quadrant Online"):
Third International Conference on Climate Change
This influential world conference held in New York recently and attended by more than 250 scientists, economists, policy makers and media concluded with the release of what will become a key publication in the global warming debate:
“Climate Change Reconsidered, the 2009 report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)” by Craig Idso and S. Fred Singer.
For a video of the launch of this book by Heartland President Joseph Bast, editor of “Climate Change Reconsidered”, see here.
A Recommended Website: http://www.drroyspencer.com/
Good Riddance to the Good Old Days
There are those who wish to return us to the “Pre-Carboniferous Era” before we started to use coal and petroleum, and when the world ran on “green” energy.
I lived in the end of that era, and I do not want to go back. Stories and pictures from those times can be found here:
The Media Release below has constructive suggestions for World Environment Day, Friday 5th June. As always, we hope you will help the debate by spreading this newsletter and the release around.
All life in the biosphere depends on the carbon cycle.
The cycle starts when plants using solar energy and photosynthesis extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere converting it into plant sugars and proteins. In that process, plants provide food for all herbivores (and vegetarians) and also for the carnivores that live on them. Plants extract carbon from the carbon dioxide and return oxygen to the atmosphere for the use of animal life. To complete the carbon cycle, the waste products and decaying bodies of all living things return the carbon to the atmosphere. Atmospheric CO2 is the key element in the cycle of life and worthy of worship on World Environment Day.
Life on earth evolved in times when CO2 levels were about 400% higher than at present. The current level of 386 ppm is not far above the 200 ppm level at which plants stop growing because of carbon dioxide starvation. Nurserymen know this and use gas burners to increase the CO2 level in their greenhouses and plant nurseries to 1,000 ppm or more. If the atmosphere reached this level there would be massive improvement in plant growth, with benefits for the whole environment. There is no danger to humans at this level - the CO2 levels in submarines may reach 8,000 ppm without problems for humans, and our exhaled breath has about 40,000 ppm of CO2.
Warmth, increased evaporation from the oceans, increased precipitation and increased CO2 would be the magic combination for a greener planet. Burning fossil fuel adds CO2 and water to the atmosphere, and helps to return the world to the verdant conditions prevailing when our great coal deposits were formed.
However most environmentalists, in their hatred of humanity and technology, are trying to take us back to the days of the horse and sulky. They extol the simple life where a few lucky people lived in a Garden of Eden with no nasty cars, trains, planes, engines or electricity.
Our pioneering ancestors lived such a life, and one grandmother summarized the feeling of many of them on “The Good Old Days” when she said:
“Thank God the good old days are over.”
Here is a true story about life on a genuine “green” farm in the horse and sulky days.