Thursday, December 25, 2008

Global Warming Farce. . .

. . .exposed again. This Deroy Murdoch piece points out the commonly known which is now rarely disputed by anyone not working on government grants or payrolls.

According to the National Climatic Data Center, 2008 will be America’s coldest
year since 1997, thanks to La Niña and precipitation in the central and eastern
states. Solar quietude also may underlie global cooling. This year’s sunspots
and solar radiation approach the minimum in the Sun’s cycle, corresponding with
lower Earth temperatures. This echoes Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr.
Sallie Baliunas’ belief
that solar variability, much more than CO2, sways global temperatures.

Murdoch's piece points out several instances where the left leaning global warming nuts are contradicted. The media in the U.S. and Britain for some reason have hitched their wagons to the global warming farce and apparently can't find a way to correct themselves.

So, is this all just propaganda concocted by Chevron-funded, right-wing,
flat-Earthers? Ask Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a physical chemist and retired Navy
meteorologist.“As a scientist and life-long liberal Democrat, I find the
constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear mongering clap-trap about
human-caused global warming to be a disservice to science,” Hertzberg wrote in September 26’s
USA Today. “From the El Niño year of 1998 until Jan., 2007, the average
temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere near its surface decreased some 0.25 C
[0.45 F]. From Jan., 2007 until the spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping 0.75 C
[1.35 F].”

There is another possibility. The left seems to want to promote anything that will harm the United States and its economy. By doing so openings for more government intrusion abound. Indenpendent scientists are starting to speak up a little more freely now. They realize that man's efforts and his carbon dioxide footprint pretty much equate to "the old woman pissing in the ocean" when it comes to environmental impact. Going "green" seems like a nice hobby and probably makes some feel good, but the impact is really negligible when compared to that of nature. God created an amazing world.

Just a thought.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Ol' BC wants to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. We still say that around here.

News Flash. I had a very nice discussion with my Congressman (Mike Pence) today. He is one of the good guys in D.C. I am so happy that he is in a GOP leadership position. Maybe he can have some influence in the party. The subject of the president elect and his chief of staff came up. The Congressman indicated that he didn't know the president elect real well but that he did have a pretty good relationship with Rahm Emanuel. To paraphrase - don't look for anything really unethical or illegal to come from the contacts with the Illinois governor regarding Obama's senate seat, at least from Emanuel. The Congressman pretty much said that Emanuel is a tough politician with whom he disagrees with fairly often. However, he would be really surprised if Emanuel did anything unethical or illegal. It's not his style. I found this quite interesting as I had my doubts about Rahm.

Again, Merry Christmas to all.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Not All Businesses Are Struggling

Since the election B. Hussein Obama, sales of firearms are up. Amazing.

Gun sellers say the election of Barack Obama is helping them avoid the
recession. Sales of new guns are booming - up an estimated 50 percent in the

Note that the article is from Chicago. They may know him a little better than the rest of us.

Just a thought.