Wednesday, December 25, 2013

God Kissed The World On Christmas Day -- have a listen!

God Kissed The World On Christmas Day -- have a listen!

May the blessings of God's D-Day landing --  the Incarnation -- be yours.
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Match the following climate events to years

This image compares ten reconstructed proxy te...
This image compares ten reconstructed proxy temperature studies covering last 2000 years. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Please match the following climate events to years:

1. Coldest recorded temperature.

2. 2nd coldest recorded temperature.

3. Hottest recorded temperature.


A - 1913

B - 2010

C. 2013

This should be easy.

When ready, go here.

NOW do you climate deniers believe in global warming, er, global cooling, er climate change??!!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Air Canada Is Having A Sale !!!! …

I get the offer in my in-box. Air Canada is having a one day sale!!!! 15% offfff!!! One Daaay Onlyy!!!!

Hey, I was in the process of booking a trip, so I was all over this. Keyed in the data. Tappity tappity tap. Here's the screen shot.

Air Canada is soooo annoying. This is so typical. I don't know why I even bother trying. If you are going to have a sale, have a sale, dudes (and dudettes)!

I ended up booking on Delta. Air Canada, you broke my heart. Sniff.

And that's the way the sniffily Ball bounces.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Obama's Overreach of the Law - An Interesting Exchange

Nullification of laws? Abuse of Power? Haven't heard much of that in the media. Must be because it's OK when a Democrat President does it.

I found the following video very watchable -- you may too.

Trey Gowdy's Questions About The Prez Rattle This Witness.

Friday, November 22, 2013

There's Something Rotten in Denmark, er Warsaw

"Global warming Prof. Kevin Anderson ‘cuts back on washing and showering’ to fight climate change"
While planning for a "controlled recession".

If ever there was doubt that the whole climate change shake-down is a religion, or at least serves as a functional substitute, this should clear that up.

And for those who think that "scientist" means objective, neutral, clinical, dispassionate, unemotional this should clear that one up as well. Ball to Earth: scientists are human and humans are passionate reasoners, not Mr. Spocks.

PS --  the "Australia slids down" headline below offers at least a glimmer of hope. Well, not for English literacy.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

AGW Denialist Smack-Down By U.K. "Youth Constituent"

First the grubby, gnarl-fisted, hump-backed AGW denialists (including the evil Marc Morano) spoke, if that's the right word, at their press briefing -- drooled would perhaps be better.

Then, THIS smack-down by a hand-picked U.K. "youth constituency" student who had been whisked to Warsaw for the latest UK "gimme--money - that's what I want, a lot of money, that's what I want" AGW gabfest.

I assume her expenses had been paid. Which means she was in the pocket of Big Climate Shakedown. Still, when one is in the presence of the articulate, the erudite, the eloquent, one swoons.

I can't help but think she didn't get a lot of sleep the night before.

For the full 30-minute press briefing and Q&A, go here.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kristen Bartkiw - Canadian Criminal "Crack" er Mom

Canadian criminal "Crack" er Mom Kristen Bartkiw was fined for failing to provide crackers in her kids' lunch (or something close to this).

Here's a shot of her emaciated brood --

It's a good thing Canadian authorities are on top of what Moms feed their kids. Maybe next they'll tackle ensuring kids are born and raised within a stable relationship between mother and father -- "the institution formerly known as marriage". That's far more important to a kid's welfare than whether his or her lunch includes a cracker.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Conservative Writers Reading List

Cover of "Liberal Fascism: The Secret His...
Cover via Amazon
So many writers, so little time? A concise article  from M.D. Harmon outlining must-read Conservatives.

MARK STEYN: .... If it’s a full accounting of our fin de siecle dystopian decadence you’re after, Steyn has not only observed the beast in its native habitat, he has shot it, stuffed it and mounted its head over his mantel....  
THOMAS SOWELL: .... Of all his works, “The Vision of the Anointed” is perhaps the best place to start, as in its pages he dissects the internal worldview of the left, showing how they exalt themselves over the rest of humanity as the ones whose ideas best suit them to rule everyone else.... 
MICHAEL BARONE: .... Like so many other conservative writers, he used to be liberal, but was “mugged by reality” in his native Detroit and now applies his substantial learning and experience to the issues of the day. 
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: If anyone could turn the word “curmudgeonly” into a term of warm affection, it is this psychiatrist-turned-Washington-Post-and-Fox-News commentator, whose take-no-prisoners attitude toward liberal follies (and, sometimes, liberals themselves) is his most endearing characteristic.... 
JONAH GOLDBERG: .... His work of social analysis, “Liberal Fascism,” with its bright red cover enlivened with a yellow Hitleresque smiley face, nailed down the left-wing sources of not only socialism and communism, but German and Italian fascist ideology as well.... 
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: .... “Mark Steyn without the snark”.... If you want to know how much we have sacrificed on the pagan altars of egalitarianism, moral relativity and “multicultural diversity” — and to be reminded of the only way in which we can restore those losses, and the price we will have to pay if we want to do that — Hanson is the go-to guy. 
JOHN FRARY: .... He cracks me up. (But his website, the Frary Home Companion, keeps crashing my computer.)
Plus some recommended websites and female leaders/writers. Conservative writers? Start here.

PS -- Christmas is coming -- buy their books and spread some reality-based good sense if not good cheer around.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Carry on warming: Why climate change is good for the world

English: Logo of the Committee on Climate Change
English: Logo of the Committee on Climate Change (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century. This is not some barmy, right-wing fantasy; it is the consensus of expert opinion. Yet almost nobody seems to know this. Whenever I make the point in public, I am told by those who are paid to insult anybody who departs from climate alarm that I have got it embarrassingly wrong, don’t know what I am talking about, must be referring to Britain only, rather than the world as a whole, and so forth.
Oh, the humanity!
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Unintended Consequence of Obamacare: The Underground Economy

Unintended consequences accompany well-meaning government legislation. Welfare for single parents? What a compassionate idea! I know a guy whose daughter was tired of work, did the math, and went out and got pregnant so she would qualify. Of course, there was no husband, and no father in the child's life. The government probably didn't see that coming.

With Obamacare, there's a predictable consequence that I haven't seen comment on. And that's the effect the subsidy will have on reported income. Here's the set-up:
Under the Affordable Care Act, if your 2014 income is between 138 and 400 percent of poverty level for your household size, you can purchase health insurance on a state-run exchange (such as Covered California) and receive a federal tax subsidy to offset all or part of your premium.
I understand that the effects of being a dollar above the cut-off can be thousands of dollars of lost subsidies. What this means is this: Some people will simply work less to keep below the cut-off. However, the unscrupulous will resort to the underground economy, doing work on the side and hiding income to maintain eligibility for the subsidy. A vile practice, yes, under-giving on taxes so you can over-get on taxpayer-paid handouts, but you can count on it.

Here's my prediction: Obamacare will increase the underground economy, further undermining the moral fiber of America, denying the federal government revenues it desperately needs while increasing the subsidy payouts it would otherwise be paying.

And that's the way the unintended Ball bounces.
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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"