George sent some advice for welfare leeches and parasites.
Why work? After all, we have a social
safety net hammock where our poor can afford all sorts of stuff like flat screen TVs and smart phones. Our poor are better off than the majority of people on this planet. They have more living space than people in Paris and Londonistan. I saw a boo hoo article in this morning’s Atlanta Urinal and Constipation bemoaning some food stamp problems in Georgia. The picture they posted to go along with the article was of a fat white whale who looked like she could go many weeks without eating. She certainly was in no danger of starving.
Note to AJC: If you’re gonna use a picture to accompany a sob story about food stamps, don’t use a photo of someone who is a hundred pounds overweight. The only way you could get less sympathy for the plight of food stamp recipients is if the photo you used was of a fat black woman with fifteen rug rats.
Update: Doing the work that I was too lazy to do, Rob, in the comments, linked to her picture. Here it is. Thanks Rob.
She sure looks like she’s starving doesn’t she?
James sent me this one.
The local New-age pastor lost his job. Because of that he lost his home also. Now he’s living on the street. He got a tooth ache and went to the dentist. The dentist, realizing he probably would not get paid for any dental work, gave him some pain pills.
The chap asked,”what kind of pills are these?”
The doc responded, “let’s just call these, … (more…)
Josh sent me some bagpipe metal to go along with the metal cellos I posted a few weeks ago.
Perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Pres sent me this one.
Legend has it that there is a bar in the Auburn-Opelika area where, in the ladies room there is a very special mirror. If one stands in front of the mirror and tells the truth, one wish is granted. However, if one tells a lie then with a “POOF” you are instantly swallowed up by the mirror, never to be seen again.
So, a redhead of questionable looks walks into the ladies room and stands before the mirror and says, “I think I’m the most beautiful woman in the world.”
“POOF” The mirror swallows her.
Next a rather large, overweight brunette stands before the mirror and says, “I think I’m the sexiest woman alive.”
“POOF” The mirror swallows her.
Then an absolutely gorgeous blonde uninformed voter comes in and stands before the mirror and says, “I think. . . .”
We get a twofer this week. Two hypocrite Dimocrats (yeah I know, that’s redundant) get to share the award.
Up first, Keith Farnham of Illinois.
An Illinois lawmaker who recently resigned his seat is under investigation for possession of child pornography.
Authorities from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations seized electronics from Keith Farnham’s state office last week and are seeking child pornography materials, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Farnham resigned Wednesday stating he was “battling serious health issues for a number of years” even though he had just won the Democratic primary for reelection the day before.
“serious health issues”. That’s a common one as is “wanting to spend more time with my family”.
Farnham, who took office in 2009, is listed as the co-sponsor on two state bills that sought to increase the penalties on individuals who possess child pornography in certain circumstances.
One bill states that child pornography or aggravated child pornography that does not involve mere possession shall be deemed crimes of violence. The other increases the penalties for individuals that film child porn.
I guess he should know what the penalties should be.
And then we have State Senator Leland Lee.
SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California’s Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as “Shrimp Boy” — who insisted that he had gone straight — and two dozen of their alleged associates.
An affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua said there was probable cause to believe that Yee had conducted wire fraud and had engaged in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms.
Yep. A supposedly anti-child porn dude who looks at child porn and an anti-gun dude who is a gunrunner. Great folks these Dims. But that’s par for the course when you consider a pro-woman president like BJ who is a serial sexual harasser and Jug Hussein Ears Downgrade who sez he’s for equal pay for women while paying his female staffers less than his male staffers. You really have to wonder about the intelligence of women when they fall for this BS.
Hypocrites all. But it’s Keith Farnham and Leland Yee who win the coveted AOTW Award this week. Congrats dudes!
So in Wednesday’s Atlanta Urinal and Constipation, the ultra-liberal cartoonist Mike Luckovich penned a cartoon with Noah and the flood and climate change deniers saying they’re ready for him to build the Ark.
Meanwhile, in the Metro section, on the same day. there was an article that started out with the following:
The winter that just won’t quit, rode back into metro Atlanta on brisk winds that sent temperatures 18 degrees below normal by daybreak today.
Maybe Luckovich should start reading his own newspaper. Meanwhile, the Great Lakes are setting records with ice coverage. Also, there has been no appreciable temperature rise over the last twelve years. Furthermore, there is the following.
American Physical Society Sees The Light: Will It Be The First Major Scientific Institution To Reject The Global Warming ‘Consensus’?
The American Physical Society (APS) has signalled a dramatic turnabout in its position on “climate change” by appointing three notorious climate skeptics to its panel on public affairs (POPA).
Professor Richard Lindzen, formerly Alfred P Sloan Professor of Meteorology at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a highly regarded physicist who once described climate change alarmism on The Larry King Show as “mainly just like little kids locking themselves in dark closets to see how much they can scare each other and themselves.”
John Christy, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, who has written: “I’m sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see.”
Judith Curry, Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, a former Warmist (and still a self-described “luke warmer”) who has infuriated many of her more extremist colleagues by defending skeptics and by testifying to the US House Subcommittee on the Environment that the uncertainties in forecasting climate science are much greater than the alarmists will admit.
As Anthony Watts has noted, this is news guaranteed to make a Warmist’s head explode.
I can hear them exploding now.
The reason it’s so significant is that it comes only three years after one of the APS’s most distinguished members – Professor Hal Lewis – resigned in disgust at its endorsement of what he called “the global warming scam.”
Disturbed by an “appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change” which “was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members”, Lewis went public with his letter of resignation to the APS’s then President Curtis G Callan Jr. (Callan’s replacement Malcolm Beasley appears to be of a more skeptical bent. When he wrote earlier this year to President Obama congratulating him on his support for “science”, he studiously avoided any mention of the president’s war on climate change)
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?
How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.
Lewis went on to describe global warming as “the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.”
And this fraud has made Pope Albert of the Church of AGW lots and lots of money. He even got an award for his fake “documentary” on AGW.
Yet when Lewis had gathered two hundred plus signatures from fellow members to protest against the APS’s position, they found – “Constitution be damned” – that the Council simply refused to accept their petition.
Yep. And we deniers are the ones accused of having our heads in the sand.
This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands)
That’s what always gets me. These believers in AGW think nothing of the carbon they’re spewing to attend these conferences in the exotic locales. As Don Surber has said often, “I’ll believe in the global warming crisis when those who advocate it start acting like it’s a crisis and lead by example.” Pope Albert uses more energy in a month in just one of his mansions than the average family of four uses in a year. We have these guys flying all over the world in their private jets to these conferences in exotic locales living it up in lives of luxury. Some crisis. Haven’t you dudes heard of teleconferencing?
that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst.
As I’ve said often, “Follow the money.” This site’s pet liberal, Robin, likes to talk of all the anti-AGW studies founded by oil companies and the eeeeevil Koch Brothers while ignoring all the money flowing from gummints and other organizations promoting this scam.
When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I’m not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.
You do remember Hide the decline do you not?
It is inconceivable, given the new panel’s constitution, that when the APS releases its new position statement on climate change later this year it will be anything other than broadly skeptical of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming.
This will mark a major victory for climate skeptics. Up until now, one of the most effective weapons in the climate alarmists’ armoury has been to declare that all the world’s major scientific institutions subscribe to the Man-Made Global Warming “Consensus.”
These include: Academia Brasiliera de Ciencas; Academia Mexicana de Ciencas; Academie des Sciences (France); Academy of Science of South Africa; Accademia dei Lincei (Italy); American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Astronomical Society; American Chemical Society; American Geophysical Union; American Institute of Physics; American Meteorological Society; Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society; British Antarctic Survey; Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences; Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany); Environmental Protection Agency; European Federation of Geologists; European Geosciences Union; European Physical Society; Federation of American Scientists; Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies; Geological Society of America; Geological Society of Australia; Geological Society of London; Indian National Science Academy; International Union for Quaternary Research; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics; National Academy of Sciences; National Center for Atmospheric Research; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Royal Meteorological Society; Royal Society of Canada; Royal Society; Science Council of Japan.
If that list looks impressive, perhaps it’s worth reminding ourselves of Hal Lewis’s theory as to why so many scientific institutions have fallen for the scam.
There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst.
Yes the American Physical Society’s change of heart is significant but we’ve a long way to go before that oil tanker turns round. Or, as Churchill might have said: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
The scales are falling off eyes and more and more people are beginning to see what a fraud AGW really is and why we shouldn’t cripple our economy because of this scam.