August 31, 2009

How'd this one slip by?

Huh, it seems that evil Chevron caught the judge in an enviro-wacko suit against them in Ecuador taking a bribe to rule against Chevron and deny them an appeal.
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Video recordings reveal a $3 million bribery scheme implicating the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit currently pending against Chevron and individuals who identify themselves as representatives of the Ecuadorian government and its ruling party.

That link goes to the evil Chevron corporation. They're pretty much accusing the gov't of Ecuador of shaking them down on their website.

So my question: 
Does Obama ignore it or openly side with Morales and demand that Chevron give the gov't back their $3mil, give another $3mil to the judge, agree to lose the case and apologize for causing all this trouble?

Update
Crap, H/T Gateway Pundit, where I steal all the best links.

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August 30, 2009

A pattern?



So in our previous episode, we have Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. threatening to arrest a protestor because Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr and his unnamed accomplice didn't like the picture on his sign.
Now, we have a realio, trulio police officer removing a protestor because a congress-critter told him to.
Not because of any laws broken, but because he had the bad manners to point out that his congress-critter had bused supporters in.

Removed because a congress-critter didn't like his question. He was being no more disruptive than anybody else there and yet, he was removed.

We can't let what happened in Britain happen here, we need to nip this in the bud. They can't use the power of the state to shut us up, we have to expose this and make sure people like congress-critter Carol Shea-Porter are sent back to the jobs they're qualified for such as Starbucks baristas.

Yeah, I saw it the same place you did, Hot Air.

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August 29, 2009

It ain't America no more.

Updated twice thrice
So says Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr.


These fine police officers explain how you don't have free speech if your sign has a picture and you can be charged with anything Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. feels like charging you with.

Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. and his accomplice in crime (they didn't name the other officer who explained you don't have free speech when on school grounds) should not be in uniform, in my opinion. Well, non-prisoner uniforms anyway, I think they should be in prisoner uniforms. .

Abusing the power of the state to shut people up unConstitutionally should not be.
It happened in Virginia at my congresscritter's townhall, Jim Moran, which makes me even madder. This stuff is supposed to happen in North Korea, China and Massachussetts, not Virginia.

H/T Pappa Ray in the comments and Gateway Pundit
(edited to change "prison" to "prisoner" for clarity)

Updated with email page for the Reston police station commander in case you want to find out what they're going to do to Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. and his unnamed accomplice. I know I do.

Second update
It wasn't clear, but I gather Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. is possibly a school security guard.
So was he impersonating a police officer by threatening arrest? Can a high school security guard arrest people?
I know some colleges' security forces can detain you for arrest, but this guy threatened arrest.
Looking around, it appears that Fairfax County Police have some school program.
Email for the coordinator of the South Lakes HS program is
scott.bacon@fcps.edu
Perhaps Scott Bacon might have some insights as to what will happen to Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. and his unnamed accomplice who smugly assured Americans they have no free speech rights because they're on school grounds.

Update the third
I heard back from the Fairfax County police, they said he's not a cop but a school security guard and he said he was replying to hundreds of emails this morning. My reply is below the fold
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August 28, 2009

What recourse?

You've seen the story, it's a sidebar and a post at Ace's.

So the investigation into Richardson was "killed in Washington".

Okay, so is this fucking America or what? How can he totally subvert the rule of law in 8 months? Isn't there a body not controlled by Obama that can do something about  this?

I only mess with law talking folks, I don't know any laws except the few I use.
So isn't there some way somebody in New Mexico can bring suit? If not them, then who has "standing"? What is the "controlling legal authority"?

The Founding Fathers were smart guys and had possibly a lower opinion of people than I do (and that's saying something), it was certainly at least as bleak.
So I find it hard to believe they didn't plan for just such an occurrence.

If the GOP wants to get some street cred, trying to stop Obama running roughshod over the law would be a good start.
For probably the first time in my life, I'm saying this to politicians:

Don't just stand there. Do something!

Oh, and fuck Minitru for allowing this to happen while keeping quiet.
They're collaborationist scum abusing their rights and I can't say how low my opinion of them is.
Oh, and sorry for knocking the Maserati off the top. Scroll down, it's still there.

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August 27, 2009

How do you say, "Daschle" in Nevadanese?

Updated with my letter
Via Rob Sama who found it at Instapundit who linked to Hugh Hewitt, we find a great campaign.
Give $10 to Danny Tarkanian (subject line, "$10 for Tark"), Reid's opponent next year, then go to Reid's "contact" page and tell him what you've done and that you'll give the max allowable to Tarkanian if he passes Chappaquiddicare.

That's funny and anti-endy, I'm confused, but I'm in.
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What's worse than Nazi or Holocaust Denier?

The names I've been called for trying to point this out.

Weather patterns across the globe are partly affected by connections between the 11-year solar cycle of activity, Earth's stratosphere and the tropical Pacific Ocean, a new study finds.

And how did they come to the stunning conclusion that the huge, glowing orb of nukular fire in the sky affects the Earth's temperature?

An international team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) used more than a century of weather observations and three powerful computer models to tackle this
question.

In other words, they didn't start out with the idea that WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!1!!! from global worming and fit their data to prove that.

They looked into and found out how and why it happens, they actually did real science and probably risked a sure Nobel Prize by not finding that the Sun has minimal effect on the temperature because CO2 generates heat in a complex nucleic reaction with smog.

Read the article, they explain how it affects the stratosphere and the Pacific Ocean, they talk about how it changed cloud cover. No global warmmongering article ever mentions cloud cover and most either ignore the Sun or have unnamed "experts" or Erlich say it doesn't matter much.

I wonder, will they ever get a job in climatology again?
I hope so.
H/T the same place you saw it, Ace's sidebar

There is this that puzzles me




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August 26, 2009

Scopes trial for global warming?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change.

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The EPA is having none of it, calling a hearing a "waste of time" and saying that a threatened lawsuit by the chamber would be "frivolous."

EPA spokesman Brendan Gilfillan said the agency based its proposed finding that global warming is a danger to public health "on the soundest peer-reviewed science available, which overwhelmingly indicates that climate change presents a threat to human health and welfare."

Environmentalists say the chamber's strategy is an attempt to sow political discord by challenging settled science -- and note that in the famed 1925 Scopes trial, which pitted lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan in a courtroom battle over a Tennessee science teacher accused of teaching evolution illegally, the scientists won in the end.

source


This raises the question - If global warming advocates are so confident in their data why are they afraid to have it laid out and judged in an adversarial process?

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August 19, 2009

LOL

http://doubleplusundead.mee.nu/images/fred.JPG

Now that's a bumper sticker. Too bad it would get your car trashed the first night you had it on. I really wish I had some 1996 POS to put it on.

And for the record, that's the only time I've ever written "LOL" in anything except an ironic way or to explain it.

Stolen from....h/t the Texas Scribbler

Update, I can't fix it, click. It's a bumper sticker with Obama's Pepsi-cola "O" in the between two blue, Ls.

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August 18, 2009

Popcorn ready?

Via Boortz we find that Mother Sheehan, she of the absolute moral authority,   is heading to Martha's Vineyard to protest the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Byron York asks a good question, will anyone cover it?

It could be hilarious if they do. Especially when the union thugs show up to explain how maybe she should go back to Crawford.

They should cover it, it'll have everything a good news story needs. Crazy people (on both sides), disillusioned activists, Momma Moonbat and rich liberals on the Vineyard getting upset at a leftist protesting their messiah.

Of course, Minitru doesn't need her as a rhetorical bat to use on Bush, so I figured she'll get covered in conservative blogs, LGF (He loves her) and Foxnews might pick up on it.

It should be enough for Orville Redenbacher's grandkids to go to an Ivy League school,  if it's covered.

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August 14, 2009

An excellent candidate

http://doubleplusundead.mee.nu/images/noRINO.jpg

Vodkapundit has that pic asking if it's the best political banner ad ever. Possibly, but...

Go to his website and roll around in the creamy, small gov't goodness.

Last election I remember you guys trying to push good candidates. I was rooting for you, but I thought you were pissing into the wind. Our political betters still thought they had to listen to the NY Times (see:Toomey, Pat).

Now? They know who they have to listen to.
And Jesse Kelly, Marine, looks like a good start.

His "platform" consists of low taxes, securing the borders, smallening gov't, and his health-care-cheapening plan is get the gov't out of healthcare and tort reform.

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Astrosurfing for hate groups

We've all seen those stories popping up about the rise of right wing hate groups.
That's another part of the most hated parts of the 90s returning. There were always right wing hate groups stories and then that terrorist fool McVeigh allowed them to crow about it.

Well, here they come again, and while I knew something about the Southern Poverty Law Center, I didn't really feel like doing all the research involved.
But Bob at Confederate Yankee did it for me.
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Mark Potok has made quite the career for himself at the Southern Poverty Law Center finding right-wing hate behind every tree to ensure that donations to his non-profit keep rolling in. But as Sweetness & Light note in the link above, Potok bases his claims that right wing hate groups are exploding by his claims of online growth, even as web traffic to the web sites of hate groups remain remarkably constant and in some cases has regressed.

RTWFT and click the links. They're astrosurfing hate groups and Minitru is lapping it up.
Bastids, they're all bastids.

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August 12, 2009

I am so sick of healthcare, is that their goal?

One of the problems with the health care "debate" is that the Dems will say whatever their polls tell them to say. Whether the statement is true or false doesn't matter.
Another problem?
The astro-turfing.

Michele Malkin has a handy guide to Obama's totally disinterested, human props.
It's illuminating (in the Biblical sense of Everybody who does wrong hates the light and keeps away from it, for fear his deeds may be exposed.)

At least that crew isn't going out and beating people up physically, but the relentless dishonesty of the current administration is like a punch in the face.

That's why I've only posted silly things, "debating" political issues with lying sacks of shit like our current internet troll in chief got old sometime around 2003.

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August 06, 2009

Emergency Action Alert - Thomas Franks author of What's the Matter with Kansas speaking in Seattle

Sept 10th at Townhall

Mark the day, lets meet up there are and stand-up for what conservatism means.

Here is a description of the event from the townhall website:

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 7:30 – 9pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

Conservatives no longer hold the reins of power in Washington, D.C., but best-selling author Thomas Frank (the landmark What’s the Matter with Kansas?) sees their fingerprints all over the capital—a messy legacy of blundering and corruption. In The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Frank asserts that a coalition dedicated to dismantling big government instead delivered a big sell-off, turning public policy into a private-sector bidding war. Frank will offer an analysis of what conservatism has wrought, from the earliest days of the Republican revolution to the final months of the Bush administration, and the resulting challenges facing the nation. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company.

Recommend Alert Level 1


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August 04, 2009

I Never Get Tired Of Seeing Congresscritters Hearing From The Great Unwashed

This time, it's one of the infamous "Blue Dog" Democrats.

 

Keep it up, folks. Keep it up. And never forget that a Blue Dog Democrat is still a Democrat, and deserving of as much scorn and mockery as possible.

And to those people whining that these folks may be coordinating their messages and activities:

 

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August 02, 2009

Operation embarass your congresscritter

Operation Embarass Your Congresscritter
That is all.

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