"Top House Democrats, working in concert with anti-war groups, have decided against using congressional power to force a quick end to U.S. involvement in Iraq, and instead will pursue a slow-bleed strategy designed to gradually limit the administration's options.
Led by Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and supported by several well-funded anti-war groups, the coalition's goal is to limit or sharply reduce the number of U.S. troops available for the Iraq conflict, rather than to openly cut off funding for the war itself."
Funny, usually a person stabbed in the back will bleed quite fast, and profusely.
Had a GOP group planned such a vile tactic to sabotage Clinton's efforts in the Balkans, it would have been a national story until the next election, when the "unbelievably irresponsible" pols would have been targeted for righteous electoral annihilation.
But today's MSM just swallows it right up, and smiles dreamingly at Murtha, Pelosi, Obama, et. al.
Too bad for them The Blogosphere, like an elephant, never forgets. And like The Party, The Blogosphere has a thousand eyes.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
As I sit here in central Florida, less than 2 weeks from March, trying to keep warm by the fire, looking forward to a morning in the 30's, airports snowed in all across Texas, Nevada and Oklahoma, I keep hearing about the Global Warming Fraud (GWF). A few nights ago I watched ABC's Charlie Gibson solemnly report on this fraud, uhhhhhh, STORY...and the funny thing is, he was standing outdoors, bundled up in a heavy winter coat, sweater vest, AND SCARF...as he lectured the nation on the seriousness of the GLOBAL WARMING that is confronting us.
How he did it w/a straight face, I'll never know.
Very few people ever point out that the GWF industry is based on a total perversion of "the scientific method..." You know, the concept that has allowed us to create these amazing machines we're comunicating on right now, heart transplants, place men on the moon and satellites in orbit,and an endless cornucopia of scientific creations.
Science is supposed to proceed from data, right? So let's just review the basic data of the climate on this earth:
1--Planet is ~4 billion years old
2--Life has existed ~ 1 billion years.
3--Land-dwelling life has existed here ~400 million years.
4--Mammals have existed for ~200 million years
5--Extremely large vertebrate land animals existed continuously for ~200 million years (both dinosaurs and mammals). During this entire period, the earth was MUCH warmer than it is today, and the warmer areas had a greater diversity and density of life forms.
6--Human-type creatures have existed for ~2 million years.
7--Recognizable social humans have existed for ~50,000 years.
8--Human history has been tracked for ~8,000 years
9--Human writing has existed for ~6,000 years
10--Human recorded scientific observation of the globe has existed for ~100 years.
Folks, given this data, here is the key question: when these idiots claim the world is getting "warmer," I ask: WARMER THAN WHEN?
OUR ENTIRE DATABASE IS ABOUT 1/20,000TH OF ONE-PERCENT OF THE PERIOD OF LARGE LAND-DWELLING LIFE ON THIS PLANET (one hundred years out of 200 million).
HOW CAN ANYONE PLAUSIBLY OFFER ANY "SCIENTIFIC OPINION" GIVEN THE ALMOST COMPLETE LACK OF DATA?
I imagine these frauds, uhhhhh, "scientists" would feel justified in watching a 90-year-old man taking a 2-second sip of a beer with a pizza, and thereby predicting that the man would die of acute alcohol poisoning in about 24 hours, SINCE THAT SIP OBVIOUSLY WOULD CONTINUE WITHOUT LETUP UNTIL THE ALCOHOL KILLED THE OLD CODGER.
Of, course, I'm a little confused, because when I was in school these same brilliant scientists told us that the world was getting much COLDER. That New England was going to be covered by glaciers AGAIN.
We know that a single volcanic eruption can have a substantial effect on the earth's weather, right? So tell me: how many volcanoes are going to erupt next year? The year after that?