October 28, 2011

The Company You Keep

Buona sera. I am not a fan of "Guilt by Association" ("Islam is a religion. Some Muslims attacked us on 9/11 in the name of their God and their religion. Therefore religion is bad. Christianity is a religion. Therefore Christianity is bad." [1]) It's a cheap way to avoid intelligent discussion.

When bad associations accumulate, however, it should be a bit of a warning that something is seriously amiss. The rising tide of australopithecines that are doing the "Occupy Wall Street"-type fiascoes across the United States and in some other countries (I heard someone say it actually originated in Greece) are acting in a most appalling manner.

Riots, clashes with the police, public defecation (including on police cars), rape, antisemitism and other good times make this the happenin' place to be, Baby! Can you believe that some people think this is another version of the "Tea Party" movement? Ridiculous!  

But what for? Their alleged purpose is to protest the fact that corporations make money, and rich people are rich. This is just an outgrowth of B. Hussein Obama's socialistic redistribution of the wealth promises that he has not fulfilled to the satisfaction of the leftists. He supports this "Occupy Wall Street" crap.

Know who else supports "Occupy Wall Street"?
Wouldn't this make any self-respecting Democrat seriously re-evaluate their political allegiance? Hey, Democrat! Is this what you stand for? Is this what you want to be associate with? Really?

Of all the confusing twists, you won't believe who else supports this "movement". The financier of so many leftist pursuits, very rich guy George Soros supports it (there ya go, Norman, a news source of which you approve). Al Gore supports it, as does the irrational leftist Daily Kos. Yoko Ono (and the spirit of John Lennon, she says), as well as Michael Moore, Kanye West, Alec Baldwin, Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Pelosi and others [2]. Of all the flaming hypocrisy! You would think that the people actually protesting the wealthy would have some qualms about their rich supporters. Ask, "Hey, have you ever had a job from a poor person?" No, never mind. I don't think these people understand "employment".

So, don't you dare equate the angry, riotous, racist, obscene "Occupy Wall Street" "movement" with the peaceful "Tea Party" movement. No, the OWS movement should be flushed, capice?

Those pseudo-hippie revolutionaries should listen to this song, then especially the last lyrics, about 7 minutes 50 seconds along:

Addendum:  Two bits of satire to illustrate the absurdity of the OWS "thinking". First, a friend of a friend on Facebook posted this:
I do not think it is fair that the Cardinals should be the only ones who get to win the World Series. The brewers did good too. The Rangers almost won. Lots of teams tried hard to win. Why should they be penalized just because the Cards scored more runs? I say we start an Occupy Baseball protest. Everyone should get a new pennant to hang in their stadium It is only right and fair.
Second, a picture that I found, also on Facebook:

Addendum 2:

October 27, 2011

Global Warming Rebellion is Growing

Just like evolution, Global Warming/Climate Change is supposed to be a "given", accepted at face value as unified, indisputable fact because "scientists say so". Fortunately for rational thinkers, the political and pseudo-religious agenda of Global Warming is being exposed. Some scientists have the courage to stand up and be counted, that this is a load of hooey. And the ranks are growing.
More than 1,000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore. This new 2010 321-page Climate Depot Special Report -- updated from the 2007 groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400 scientists who voiced skepticism about the so-called global warming “consensus” -- features the skeptical voices of over 1,000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. This updated 2010 report includes a dramatic increase of over 300 additional (and growing) scientists and climate researchers since the last update in March 2009. This report's release coincides with the 2010 UN global warming summit in being held in Cancun.
Read the rest of the report here.

October 25, 2011

Global Warming as a Cult

Adherents of Global Warming/Global Climate Change tend to be irrational. That's right, I said it! They protect their viewpoints through intimidation, bullying, legislation, suppress contrary evidence, beg for money. (In fact, they use the same tactics as evolutionists — not surprising, because the political agenda of Global Warming activists is often similar to the "science" of evolutionism.)
Religious faith is a source of strength in many people's lives. But religious faith when taken too far can prove ludicrous -- or disastrous.
On Oct. 22, 1844, thousand of Millerites, having sold all their possessions, climbed to the top of hills in Upstate New York to await the return of Jesus and the end of the world. They suffered "the great disappointment" when it didn't happen.
In 1212, or so the legends go, thousands of Children's Crusaders set off from France and Germany expecting the sea to part so they could march peaceably and convert Muslims in the Holy Land. It didn't, and many were shipwrecked or sold into slavery.
In 1898, the cavalrymen of the Madhi, ruler of Sudan for 13 years, went into the Battle of Omdurman armed with swords, believing that they were impervious to bullets. They weren't, and they were mowed down by British Maxim guns.
A similar but more peaceable fate is befalling believers in what I think can be called the religion of the global warming alarmists.
 Read the rest of "Cult of Global Warming Is Losing Influence" here.

October 23, 2011

Ella? I'm Not Past That!

Buona sera. This hurts me more than it hurts you. Literally. Typing is painful right now, and I'm stopping frequently during typing. I had several things in mind to organize and begin writing over the weekend, but something stopped me: Pasteurella. Basement Cat got a little too excited the other night during our roughhousing, and she gave me a bite. Well, those almost-hypodermic syringe teeth got into two veins on the top of my hand. I rubbed alcohol lotion on it and went about my business.

I awakened at 02.00 in pain, and frankly, quite alarmed. There are infections that people can get from cats, and my tetanus shot was out of date.

The next morning, I went to the local urgent care facility (less expensive and less busy than a hospital emergency room, but not open 24/7). The medic told me that I had a pasteurella infection. Eighty percent of cat bites are likely to get infected, and mine was a deep one. Since I am not able to take penicillin, the preferred treatment, I am taking Ciprofloxacin (which is also prescribed for anthrax exposure). It messes with my concentration and has some other side effects that are not pleasing. But as Ernie the Gambler says, "Whatcha gonna do, eh?" Oh, and tetanus is not an issue; it's not like I was bitten by rusty nails.

So, don't expect my masterpieces of informative prose, satire and entertainment over the next few days. But I will try to do some links to articles of interest. Don't want to let my regular readers get bored, capice?

Learn from my experiences, OK? Animals are unpredictable. Especially Basement Cat. Bites are not to be ignored. My medic said so, and so does my swollen hand with joint pain.

October 20, 2011

Celebrating the Release of Murderers and Thugs

The painful debate about Israel’s decision to trade 1,000 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit continues this week with the families of terror victims attempting to sue the government to prevent the swap. Though the vast majority of Israelis support the trade and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s willingness to pay the ransom for Shalit, the impending release of so many murderers is nothing to celebrate. That is, unless you are a Palestinian.
Read the rest of "Will the World Ask Why Palestinians Celebrate Murder?" here.

October 18, 2011

Physics Professor Says Global Warming is Pseudoscientific Fraud

Professor Harold Lewis boldly states that Global Warming is pseudoscience. The greatest pseudoscientific fraud. (I disagree, it is second to the pseudoscience of evolutionism.)

Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here is his letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr, Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society.
Anthony Watts describes it thus:
This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.
It's so utterly damning that I'm going to run it in full without further comment. (H/T GWPF, Richard Brearley).

October 17, 2011

Strange Searches: Ugly Atheists

Buon giorno. I had better restate that I know full well that people do not exactly do searches with precise sentences, they use words that will get results. Intentional or not, reading the "search terms" as if they were actual sentences will yield some interesting results.

See that? "Atheists are ugly". I can name some that are butt ugly, some that are moderately repulsive (like me) and some that are attractive. Same as anyone else. If that was really the object of the search, the seeker did not find it on my Weblogs. If we're discussing inner beauty, that's an entirely different story, capice?

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