Sunday, November 23, 2014

Physicist predicted the pause in temperatures 35 years ago

If the world is warming, it is doing so at one-quarter of the rate the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted in its 2007 report. The IPCC admits in a yet-to-be released report that it overestimated global warming, the London Daily Mail reported.

“But the new report says the observed warming over the more recent 15 years to 2012 was just 0.05C per decade -- below almost all computer predictions,” the newspaper reported.

That is a change of five-thousandths of a degree annually. Feel the burn. The weather is doing what Leona Woods Marshall Libby forecast 35 years ago.

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Pedophiles for Democrats

A funny thing happened on the way to sainthood for Terrence Patrick "Terry" Bean, 66, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and the National Gay Games. A grand jury in Lane County, Oregon, last week indicted him and his ex-boyfriend, Kiah L. Lawson, 25, for molesting a 15-year-old boy in Eugene, Oregon, last year.


Meanwhile, the London Daily Mail reported, "Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had 'regular' orgies at his Caribbean compound that the former president visited multiple times."

Any objective look at the two cases would indicate that Democratic Party attracts rich liberal degenerates who open their wallets to buy the veneer of respectability. Maybe we should replace the jackass with Pedo Bear as the symbol of the Democratic Party.

American Vignettes: Edwin Powell Hubble

My series on exceptional Americans continues. On the 90th anniversary of his publication of a paper that proved Andromeda is a separate galaxy, a look at astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble, whose work along with Monseigneur Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître led to the adoption of the Big Bang Theory.

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Edwin Hubble wrote of his career decision: "I knew that even if I were second or third rate, it was astronomy that mattered."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mob justice

As a grand jury decides whether to charge Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson in the homicide of robber suspect Michael Brown, mob justice looms. An American media dominated by liberals sees nothing wrong with this and actually encourages those who threaten violence in order to pressure a grand jury into indicting an innocent man.

Now comes word that Time magazine may name the Ferguson Mob its "person of the year."

The Nutty Professor who broke the very law he advocates

Larry Lessig of Harvard Law School, aka the Nutty Professor, started a "nonpartisan Political Action Committee" (sort of like a celibate prostitute) to promote campaign financing laws by backing candidates who are for campaign finance laws -- mainly Democrats.

His PAC -- called Mayday PAC (although May Day PAC is more akin to his political beliefs) -- now he faces a complaint of violating campaign finance laws. The conservative Center for Competitive Politics issued a formal complaint to the Federal Election Commission.

Waffle Saturday

Thanks to our eldest son, we have a George Foreman with a waffle grill. That means waffles on Saturday. Hooray. But waffles make me sleepy, which reduces my posting, which means it is time to refer readers to posts at other blogs.


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American Vignettes: J.D. Tippit

My series on exceptional Americans continues. On the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a look at the other man Lee Harvey Oswald killed on that day, Dallas Police Patrolman J.D. Tippit.

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The assassination of President Kennedy during a motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963, pushed the entire police force into action in a manhunt that included FBI agents.

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