Global Warming Lives at the IPCC

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

So the U.N. IPCC high priests of Global Warming are meeting this week. No doubt flying in to Stockholm, Sweden on private pollutant spewing jets.

Despite all data to the contrary, their final report on the scourge of manmade global warming, to be released on Sept. 30 will surely be chock-full of dire predictions of Armageddon unless America reverts to third world status.

Yet some have started to recognize the graffiti on the walls at the “Church of the Burning Planet”, as Larry Bell calls it, that temperatures have been flat to cooling for the past 17 years.

Mr. Bell wrote that of all publications, The New York Times reported on June 6: “The rise in the surface temperature of Earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.” Reporter Justin Gillis went on to admit that the break in temperature increases “highlights important gaps in our knowledge of the climate system”, whereby the lack of warming “is a bit of a mystery to climate scientists.”

Maybe the New York Times is the harbinger of a global climate shift? Could this be the opening salvo to the eventual shift from the warming hysteria to cooling? They were the first to do a 180 from cooling to warming in 1981, when just 6 years earlier Newsweek had their infamous, “The Ice Age Cometh” cover story that scared the crap out of many. The NYT even published their own article in 1975 entitled “Major cooling may be ahead”. read more

America Suffers, D.C. Parties

American incomes have tumbled over the last decade. But for many people in Washington, D.C., it’s been something of a party.

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The income of the typical D.C. household rose 23.3% between 2000 and 2012 to an inflation-adjusted $66,583, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, its most comprehensive snapshot of America’s demographic, social and economic trends. During this period, median household incomes for the nation as a whole dropped 6.6% — from $55,030 to $51,371. The state of Mississippi, which had one of the biggest declines, dropped 15% to $37,095: Nearly one in three people there have an income that is near the poverty line. read more

Jeb “Common Core” Bush

from: Michelle Malkin

 

This is priceless. Former Fla. GOP Gov. Jeb Bush, consummate politician and 2016 presidential aspirant, has now bitterly accused opponents of his federal education schemes of possessing “purely political” motives. Projection, anyone?

 

Having previously suggested that critics of the so-called Common Core standards program are crazy, ignorant and lying, Bush piled on at a National Press Club appearance this week. Jeb the Insult Comic Dog did not hold back. Not only is the growing anti-Fed Ed movement of parents, teachers, school board members, academics, privacy advocates and state legislators of all stripes “purely political,” Bush sniped, but the Common Core backlash that’s causing him conniption fits is also opposed to academic excellence.

Yep. If you question Jeb Bush and his Big Business/Big Government cronies, you stand foursquare against student achievement and intellectual rigor. Pay attention, all you informed moms and dads who have raised pointed, carefully researched questions about the costs, quality, validity, constitutionality and intrusiveness of Common Core. Bush thinks you are “purely political” beasts who are recklessly harming your own kids’ scholastic advancement. read more

You Make the Call

A Simple Request:

 

Please call Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Let them know we real conservatives stand firmly behind them and God Bless them for doing what they do. The more calls/messages to them the better. They need to hear from us, for moral support if nothing else.

Thanks

Ted Cruz Washington Office: 202-224-5922

Mike Lee Washington Ofiice: 202-224-5444

Michiganders To Work For Welfare, Pass Drug Test

LANSING (WWJ) – Could this mean the end of welfare as we know it?

A bill has passed in the Michigan Senate that would require those receiving public assistance to do some “volunteer” work. Another bill, which passed the House Commerce Committee, requires drug testing, revoking benefits for welfare recipients who refuse the test or who test positive.

“What [the legislation] does, it says, in order for your to receive your cash assistance, your welfare check, you must provide some kind of community service to the community,” said the volunteer work bill’s sponsor, State Senator Joe Hune, who represents  Livingston and Shiawasse counties in Mid-Michigan. read more

Obama’s “Just Say No” Administration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I was flipping through news channels Sunday morning and happened upon MSNBC. Okay, I didn’t just happen upon it for I usually avoid it like the plague, but Fox was discussing some pop-culture nonsense.

 

There was a discussion panel with four liberals and one former George HW Bush progressive consultant. He was both progressive and black, so it was okay.

 

They were discussing Ted Cruz and naturally there was no love in the room. They allowed the “Republican” consultant plenty of time to trash Ted. He (the Republican) said he was more of a Chris Christie Republican. That’s really all you need to know about him.

 

He described Ted Cruz as being a closed tent conservative. How Cruz harkened back to a different era in America and apparently that is never a good thing – to look back, unless of course you’re looking back to FDR or LBJ. The consultant wants the party to be constantly looking “forward”. That’s what good progressives do, don’t you know.

 

One of the libs chimed in saying that Cruz is satisfied to “just say no” to every initiative. That he is only interested in shrinking government. Oh the horror! read more

Holder Coached Black Ministers on Avoiding IRS Scrutiny

Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials reportedly coached black  ministers on how to engage in political activity without jeopardizing their  tax-exempt status during the 2012 election.

Holder, then-IRS  commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the  IRS’s exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session  for ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the Capitol  hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Holder’s speaking engagement  at the event was “highly problematic,” one legal expert said.

“[The CBC]  had the IRS members there specifically to advise them on how far to go  campaigning without violating their tax-exempt status,” George Washington  University law professor Jonathan Turley told the Daily Caller.

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