Climate Hysteria: With climate change activists and the big media still in high dudgeon over President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Deal, yet another study shows no acceleration in global warming for the last 23 years. Piece by piece, the church of global warming is being dismantled. The University of Alabama-Huntsville study, conducted by climate scientists John Christy and Richard McNider, shows that not only is the temperature rising far more slowly than predicted, but that the Earth´s atmosphere appears to be less sensitive to changing CO2 levels than previously assumed. How do the study´s authors know this? They corrected
Ya know, I´m really beginning to doubt this AGW stuff.
When something is proven over and over to be wrong, the liberals keep trying. Their goal must be to get an "A" in perseverance and an "F" in IQ.
Affirmative action, equal opportunity employment, diversity, social safety nets, government-run education, tax increases, homeless shelters, free meals, unlimited immigration - all are ideas that have failed miserably but they keep trying.
If it were not for the constant flow of our money to their bank accounts, would they be so caring?
The "Climate Models" have always been fantasy and smoke and mirrors. It is absolutely impossible to make an accurate prediction of things which you cannot write a detailed, fully inclusive of all inputs, mathematical expression which you enter current information, and a reliable result is produced.
There has never been a full enough understanding of the climatic system to even include all necessary terms in the math, and the calibration is physically is impossible. All they do is voodoo and guesses.
They cannot accurately predict the weather in a particular spot a month out, but they claim to know the climate accurately in 100 years. All attempts to plug known conditions 100 years ago into the models and have them reproduce current climate have failed miserably.
The Federal Communications Commission will soon vote to undo net neutrality, an Obama-era power grab. Despite many claims to the contrary, this move by the FCC would be the right decision for consumers and end the agency´s micromanagement of the internet. Analysts expect the FCC on Dec. 14 to roll back a 2015 policy called the Open Internet Order, in which the FCC determined it possesses the legal authority under the Telecommunications Act of 1934 to regulate internet service providers (ISPs) using rules intended for phone companies and electric companies. The rules, commonly referred to as "net neutrality rules," were
Climate Change: It´s a heart-rending video: The National Geographic tape shows a plainly starving, shockingly thin polar bear rummaging for food. It´s near death. The tragic scene went viral on the internet. "When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like," said SeaLegacy photographer Paul Nicklen, whose video of the bear was later shared online by National Geographic. And, of course, the media wasted no time in fixing blame: global warming. The New York Times came right out and said it: "Experts and environmentalists say the broad answer — however controversial and nuanced it may be
Election Meddling: With every new revelation, the "dossier" on President Trump, which got the entire Trump-Russia-collusion story going, looks more and more scandalous. Not because of what it reveals about Trump, but what it is revealing about behind-the-scenes efforts to ruin his presidency. The latest twist involves a senior Justice Department official who was just demoted for his connection to it. When the existence of the now-discredited dossier first came to light, it was described simply as information compiled by a former British intelligence operative with a high degree of credibility in the spy community. The fact that a two-page
Tax Reform: Will the tax reform now being readied for takeoff hit some investors hard? It just might. And it´s a lesson in why simplicity and equal treatment in tax reform is so important. The current tax plan in the Senate would make it tougher for holders of long-term capital gains in the stock market to minimize their tax liability, thanks to an obscure proposed change in accounting rules. The Senate proposal would require those who own shares in a company and who subsequently wish to sell those shares to sell the oldest ones in the portfolio first — an idea known
When it comes to tax policy, each side plays its part. Republicans overstate the growth implications of tax reform, and Democrats accuse them of favoring the rich. When the New York Times´ Michelle Goldberg recently described the proposed GOP tax bill as "wretched," and certain to make "the rich richer and the poor poorer," the refrain was so trite that it was difficult to get even a little bit riled up. This is what the Democrats always say about GOP tax legislation. The left likes to talk about fairness. But, fairness is inherently subjective. Boosting your taxes may seem fair to me, and
Media Bias: In the span of a few days, two major news outlets came out with huge Trump/Russia bombshells that blew up in their own faces. In both cases, the error involved getting something as simple as a date wrong. CNN was in a frenzy on Friday over an apparent scoop by reporter Manu Raju, who claimed that an email sent to President Trump, Donald Trump Jr, and others on the campaign — and dated Sept. 4, 2016 — offered Trump access to purloined WikiLeaks documents. The story, posted on CNN´s website at 8 a.m. and carried the headline: "Exclusive: Email shows
Jobs: With 228,000 jobs created in November, joblessness at a 17-year low of 4.1% and wages rising, it can no longer really be doubted: Donald Trump´s relentless focus on tax cuts, deregulation and draining the swamp is great for job growth. Even some normally critical media now admit the economy´s underlying shift: "The American job market is the strongest it´s been in a decade, and arguably the strongest since 2000," wrote The New York Times on Friday. The Times is right. And the change is noteworthy, especially when viewed year-over-year. Even though the workforce expanded by just under 1.1 million workers in the
Global Warming: We keep hearing how climate change is "settled science," even though science is never settled. But if it were, why are scientists going to court to intimidate those who would dare challenge the global warming dogma? Back in June, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper with a typically bland title: "Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar." The paper, which had 21 authors, was a robust critique of work done by Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, whose widely cited research claimed that the U.S. could easily switch to 100% renewable energy
Coastal cities and towns across the United States are now facing significant pressure from Moody´s Investors Service, one of the world´s most important credit agencies, to battle climate change. Failing to do so, Moody´s warns, could result in downgraded credit ratings. In a recent report to clients, Moody´s outlined several indicators its analysts use to assess "the exposure and overall susceptibility of U.S. states to the physical effects of climate change" while crafting credit ratings for state, city, and regional government bonds. Among the indicators Moody´s listed is the share of a community´s economy that´s linked to the coast. Moody´s says cities
Climate Change: The green movement has found many things in modern life that cause global warming, but the latest really left us scratching our heads: Trading Bitcoins. At this point it might be easier to ask, is there anything that doesn´t cause global warming? No, it´s not a joke. Just about anything these days (Hat tip: The Daily Caller) even remotely connected to civilization, human flourishing and comfort is, we´re told, a "cause" of global warming. It´s a crucial element of the Global Warming religion, which has only waxed even as real religion has waned. Both Vox and The New Republic point
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits last week came in "unexpectedly" low. Instead of 240,000 claims, there were 236,000, which marked the third week in a row this number has dropped. That´s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. It´s just one measure, after all, and the differences aren´t huge. Except it adds to a pile of "unexpectedly" good economic reports that have been coming out these days. ADP reported that payrolls "unexpectedly" climbed 190,000 in November, while analysts had predicted 185,000. Consumer confidence "unexpectedly" hit a 17-year high in November. Labor costs "unexpectedly" fell in the third quarter while
Scandals: Among the many troubling revelations to have emerged regarding the FBI these days, one of the worst is finding out that an avowed Trump-hater softened language in a memo to exonerate Hillary Clinton. Let´s rewind the tape a bit. Until August 31, 2016, with the presidential election in full swing, former FBI director James Comey gave the impression that he hadn´t arrived at his decision to let Clinton off the hook until after he had all the facts. But in late August we learned that, in fact, Comey and his team began drafting his get-out-of-jail-free statement for Clinton in April —
DEVELOPING…Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election, according to a projection from the Fox News Decision Desk.ORIGINAL STORY…The hard-fought Alabama Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones remains too close to call, though a Fox News voter analysis shows the Democratic nominee enjoying a lead over his GOP rival. Jones’ competitiveness is a remarkable development in a deep red state that reflects just how badly Moore has been hurt by a sex scandal. But the race is still fluid. With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Jones and Moore both had 49.2 percent, according to
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski argued President Trump’s tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) constitutes sexual harassment and that people who work around the president and don’t try to get him to delete the tweet don’t care about the country or women. Brzezinski said, “I just want to say something, beyond the fact that it is reprehensible that the president of the United States would say something so derogatory and disgusting about a woman, we’re not surprised, Mr. President. You do it all the time. You treat women terribly, and you treat the women around
On Tuesday, Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a stunning victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama. The race went down to the wire, but the Democrat prevailed. Here are five things to know about why Jones won, why Moore lost, and what it means for the future of the U.S. Senate and both parties. 1. Character matters. According to NBC News exit polls, 49 percent of Alabama voters thought the sexual assault accusations against Roy Moore were "definitely" or "probably" true. Republicans and Democrats split on partisan lines — a whopping 82 percent of Republicans said the allegations were "probably" or "definitely" false,
Franken announced last Thursday that he would be resigning “in the coming weeks” after eight different women accused him of groping or forcibly kissing them. “The timing of Franken’s resignation remains unclear, as is his motive in delaying it,” New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore noted at the time. Franken has yet to offer any more specificity about when he’s going to follow through in resigning. Franken’s office did not return multiple requests for comment on the subject. Franken begrudgingly offered his resignation after 35 Democratic senators called on him to do so, three weeks after he was first accused
The family of the alleged ISIS-inspired Port Authority bomber said they were “heartbroken” by the attack on Monday and blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators. “We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family,” said the statement read by Albert Fox Cahn, the Legal Director for the NY Chapter Council for Islamic Relations. “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as 4 years old out in the
President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office ´begging´ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” the president wrote. “Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”
On Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour President Donald Trump should resign over the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Gillibrand said, “President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking. And President Trump should resign his position.” She added, “Whether he will ever hold himself accountable is something you really can’t hold your breath for. And so, Congress should have hearings. They should do their investigation. They should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
A supposed "rising star" at the State Department has resigned in anger over President Trump´s and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson´s policies. Elizabeth Shackelford gave her resignation letter to the left-leaning Foreign Policy magazine, which was, of course, all too happy to publish it. Shackelford´s letter says she believes the new administration has abandoned human rights as a priority, and shows disdain for the State Department´s diplomatic work. "I have deep respect for the career Foreign and Civil Service staff who, despite the stinging disrespect this Administration has shown our profession, continue the struggle to keep our foreign policy on the positive
Margaret Thatcher was born one. So were predecessor Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone. Diana, the princess of Wales, too. Also William Pitt, who presided over the British victory in the French and Indian War and lent his name to Pittsburgh. And, according to some university authorities four decades ago, me as well. We were all born commoners. But — despite what newspapers, websites and television stations on both sides of the Atlantic have reported with wonder and wild-eyed delight — Meghan Markle, the actor who is to marry Prince Harry, is not a commoner. She’s an American, and
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) faced criticism for saying that President Donald Trump “slut-shamed” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with a non-sexual insult, Tuesday. After President Donald Trump made a post on Twitter claiming that Sen. Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign contributions, Sen. Warren made her own post accusing Trump of “slut-shaming.” “Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?” asked Sen. Warren in her post. “Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.” Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you´re picking a fight with? Good
President Donald Trump said Monday a bomb blast in Manhattan highlights the need for an immigration overhaul - as the man arrested was revealed to be part of a large Bangladeshi family sponsored by his aunt or uncle. Trump said that the U.S. ´must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people´ into the country. The Republican president pointed to his controversial travel ban as an example of the kind of policy that needs to be put in place. And he called on Congress to end ´chain migration,´ in which family members are permitted to join relatives
Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature. The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify the expense and public expectations of the special-counsel appointment. Soon the investigators need to