Over at PJ Media, intrepid moonbat-spotter Zombie has a ton of pictures from the latest wacko-palooza in California. This particular march-of-the-femguins took place on Saturday to protest the fabricated, contrived and bogus “war on women” that the GOP isn’t undertaking.
I’ve always thought that history would record the shamtastic effort to stave off “global warming” as a self-fulfilling prophecy of the most idiotic kind, and it’s starting to happen:
Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power.
Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contribute to global warming, which could lead to the melting of glaciers, sea level rise, ocean acidification, crop failure and other devastating effects, scientists say.
In a move to cut such emissions, many nations are moving towards cleaner energy sources such as wind power.
The world’s wind farms last year had the capacity to produce 238 gigawatt of electricity at any one time. That was a 21 percent rise on 2010 and capacity is expected to reach nearly 500 gigawatt by the end of 2016 as more, and bigger, farms spring up, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
Researchers at the State University of New York at Albany analysed the satellite data of areas around large wind farms in Texas, where four of the world’s largest farms are located, over the period 2003 to 2011.
The results, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed a warming trend of up to 0.72 degrees Celsius per decade in areas over the farms, compared with nearby regions without the farms.
“We attribute this warming primarily to wind farms,” the study said. The temperature change could be due to the effects of the energy expelled by farms and the movement and turbulence generated by turbine rotors, it said.
Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.
The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.
Doherty, who has compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.
Since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in 1980, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004.
It’s not surprising that Obama has held more election fundraisers than the five presidents who preceded him. That’s a paltry number if you consider he’s already increased the debt more in less than one term than was accumulated in the first 219 years of the nation’s existence.
More jobs saved or created by the Obama administration! But wasn’t finding “chaperones” how this whole thing got started?
Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.
The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.
The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, are the agency’s latest attempt to respond to the scandal that surfaced as President Barack Obama was headed to a Latin American summit in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.
At a press conference, President Obama introduced the first volunteer to be a Secret Service chaperone:
The agency politely said “thanks but no thanks.”
Update: While we’re on the topic, the Colombian government is demanding an apology from the Obama administration.
So much for wondering if Team Obama would take the high road and chill on the Bin Laden braggadocio as we near the one-year anniversary of the killing of the man who plotted the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
Hard to blame them for milking the Bin Laden thing like a dairy cow though — it’s almost all they’ve got in the way of positive tangible results. Get used to it, because you’ll hear about it a thousand more times:
A year after authorizing the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama and his election team are making it an election issue.
The Obama election team has a new ad in which former president Bill Clinton talks about the risks Obama took in ordering the mission that took place on May 2 of last year.
The ad also asks: “What path would Mitt Romney have taken?”
Romney aides said the Obama team is politicizing a military triumph that all Americans can be proud of.
Vice President Biden also cited the bin Laden raid yesterday in a speech that attacked Romney’s foreign policy. Biden, as well as the campaign ad, noted that Romney had questioned the cost of pursuing bin Laden.
In the broader picture, it’s funny how Democrats are campaigning by pretending the Republicans are the party of defense doves and high taxes.
Probably a good decision by the spot’s director to edit out the part where Joe Biden said “Not only did President Obama kill Bin Laden, but he ate his f*#cking dog too!”
Bill Clinton is featured rather prominently in that. Didn’t Bubba reportedly pass up on a shot at Bin Laden back in ’98?
By the way, the Romney quote Team Obama uses there is taken wildly out of context, which is odd coming from the side of the aisle that always demands full context. Gutsy call!
The Secret Service is looking into that report and some others, including accusations that Secret Service personnel traveling in 2009 with former President Clinton partied at strip clubs on a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and that agents and White House staffers went to a Moscow night club known for its sexually charged atmosphere prior to Mr. Clinton’s trip to Russia in 2000.
Rumor has it that Hillary’s security detail was also once spotted in Russian strip clubs tucking re-set buttons in the dancers’ g-strings.
I was somewhat surprised to learn that FLOTUS and I pretty much share the same fantasy:
“It is hard to sneak around and do what you want,” Michelle Obama said today. “I have done it a couple of times. But you know one fantasy I have, and the Secret Service they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it, is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking.”
She then said, “Wait, did I say walk? I meant ‘fly back to Spain and torch another half million worth of taxpayer cash.'” Just kidding… I think…
In November I look forward to trying to help her fulfill her dream of leaving the White House for good and spending retirement at Target or wherever.
For the first time in my adult life, I’m proud of Michelle Obama:
I’ll preface this with a reminder of what President Obama said about Egypt in February of last year:
“Obviously, there is still a lot of work to be done in Egypt itself,” Obama said in the wake of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and the takeover of government by the army. “What we have seen so far is positive.”
Obama said Egypt is going to require help in developing democratic institutions, but so far the country is sending “the right signals.”
Al Gore and Thomas Friedman have said the US needs its own “Arab Spring” — the kind that brought about changes in Egypt, along with Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and others.
But, as we’re painfully aware, “change” doesn’t necessarily mean something good is happening.
Let’s check in with how these Arab Spring-induced changes are coming along as it pertains to women’s rights in Egypt:
Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death.
The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment.
So far people have praised the “Arab spring” as a new hope for that region, but in Egypt we’re seeing a step backwards in women’s rights, and spousal death is being transformed into a disgusting and perverted sequel to Weekend at Bernie’s.
Those who want to bring the “Arab Spring” to the U.S. are the same ones who are always on about the GOP’s “war on women.” Go figure.
On Wednesday Sen. James Inhofe showed a video on the Senate floor that was recorded in 2010. In it an Environmental Protection Agency administrator named Al Armendariz offers the EPA’s general philosophy when it comes to enforcing rules and regs on oil and gas companies: Crucify some of them right away so the rest are highly attentive:
“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:
“It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.
“Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”
Yes, these are the “public servants” in power in Washington. It’s gotten out of control, and this guy isn’t an isolated example. Between the EPA, the Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior’s anti-oil fervor and fury we’re still expected to believe they don’t think they can affect the price of gas?
Mao said that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, and this guy, like so many in the Obama administration, is speaking in Tse-tungs:
From the way this along with The One slow jamming of the news with Jimmy Fallon are being reported on the mainstream outlets, you can sense the MSM’s sigh of relief at every opportunity to avoid reporting on the President’s actual record.
I shudder to ask what The One’s “wry comment” about the Secret Service was:
A pool report indicated that a women spilled her yogurt on Obama, and pictures confirmed it. Obama quipped, “Getting yogurt on the president, you’ve got a story to tell” and “made a wry comment about the Secret Service,” per the pool report.
Something similar happened the first time Chris Matthews met him.
The story seems to be that people on the rope line were asked to put down anything in their hands, and that the yogurt got kicked over onto Obama’s shoes and pants. That normally wouldn’t have been a big deal but lately Obama’s been wearing the shoes he walked on water with in 2008 hoping they’ll work again this year. If they don’t, at least Obama’s campaign will have somebody to blame (in addition to Bush of course).