Feb 9, 2007

Edwards criticized for his new palatial mansion

John Edwards (pictured) made millions as a former medical malpractice trial lawyer before becoming a U.S. Senator from North Carolina.

Democrat presidential candidate Edwards has made an anti-poverty message the theme of his 2008 campaign.

In December, Edwards chose the modest backyard of a New Orleans woman who had lost her home to Hurricane Katrina as the image that best underscored his campaign theme.

Edwards frequently mentions "two Americas" — one for the wealthy and one for the poor.

The new Edwards $4.3 million has critics pointing out which America Edwards lives in.

A lot of rich people live in four million dollar homes but they aren’t running for president on an anti-poverty platform.


Bad research and reporting by global warming advocates

This shows once again that global warming advocates are politically driven.

In trying to prove that the Bush administration is throttling research into global warming, the Union of Concerned Scientists rolled out some breathtakingly bad science

The group unveiled a supposedly scientific survey of more than 1,600 federal climate scientists as evidence that the administration was engaged in "wide-ranging political interference in research related to global warming."

"The new evidence shows that political interference in climate science is no longer a series of isolated incidents but a system-wide epidemic," Dr. Francesca Grifo, Director of the UCS Scientific Integrity Program, said in a press release. "Tailoring scientific fact for political purposes has become a problem across many federal science agencies."

You don't have to be a social scientist to understand that the survey was deceptive, for example, when it lumped into the same category scientists who said they actually experienced the alleged tampering and scientists who simply "perceived" that it happened to someone else.

Link here to an absolutely brilliant article on this subject.

Feb 8, 2007

Russert’s credibility takes a hit during Libby trial

It was hinted earlier that Tim Russert (pictured) was eager to testify at the Scooter Libby trial. Along with his colleagues David Gregory and Andrea Mitchell, Russert was hoping to help the prosecutions case.

Tim Russert’s appearance on the witness stand during the trial, however, was no help to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald is trying to prove that Scooter Libby lied to a grand jury.

Link here and here.

Pelosi wants bigger jet than her predecessor

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle headlines: “GOP makes much ado about the size of Pelosi's plane.”

It is actually Nancy Pelosi who is making “much ado” about the size of the plane provided to her.

Pelosi wants a big plane like the one shown above
rather than the 12-seat jet used by her predecessor

The speaker of the House has been provided a jet from the government fleet to use for official business since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks because of security concerns.

Former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert used a military 12-seat jet to carry him mainly from Washington's Andrews Air Force Base to airports near his home district in Chicago's suburbs.

Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants a larger jet than was provided her predecessor. The 12-seat jet is not good enough for her.


Rudy Giuliani - the GOP’s Barack Obama

There is an article on MSNBC saying that Rudy Giuliani is the GOP’s Barack Obama alluding to the fact that the media has become completely enamored by the charismatic Obama.

Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama

A big difference between Obama and Giuliani is substance and experience compared to what seems to be just a flash in the pan.

The biggest difference, however, is that Rudy Giuliani is electable.

Howard Fineman of Time Magazine is trying to compare apples to walnuts in order to give the emptiness of an Obama candidacy some measure of credibility. A near impossible task.

Trying to put Obama up on the same level as Giuliani is absurd.


Feb 7, 2007

Global warming: greatest deception in the history of science

Click here for the global warming cold hard facts.

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide.

Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth.

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This in fact is the greatest deception in the history of science.

We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars while creating unnecessary fear and consternation over an issue with no scientific justification.

Edwards diminishing his White House chances

Presidential candidate John Edwards (pictured) wants the government to give free health care to 47 million and raise taxes to make it work.

Promising to raise taxes is not the road to the White House.

John Edwards got rich in North Carolina as a medical malpractice lawyer, which helps raise the cost of medical care which also raises the cost of medical insurance.

Now he wants to give free health care to illegals and others who do not buy medical insurance. There are hundreds of thousands who could afford health insurance but choose to spend the money on other things.

Giving free federal funded health care is a step toward socialized medicine. That’s how socialized medicine got its start in Canada in the 1950’s.

Poor judgement may have been why Edwards was no help to the Kerry/Edwards ticket in 2004 which didn’t even carry Edwards home state of North Carolina.

Link here for the Edwards story. More on socialized medicine here.

Feb 6, 2007

Miami plans party after Castro's death

Miami wants to use the Orange Bowl in Little Havana to throw a party after the death of Fidel Castro (pictured).

It might include commemorative T-shirts, a catchy slogan and bands that will make your hips shake.

The stadium is a bittersweet landmark for Cuban-Americans. After the 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco, more than 35,000 exiles gathered there to hear President John F. Kennedy promise a free Cuba. Decades later, the stadium served as a camp for Mariel boatlift refugees.

City Commissioner Tomas Regalado, a Cuban-American, came up with the idea of using the venue for an event timed to Castro's demise.

"He represents everything bad that has happened to the people of Cuba for 48 years," Regalado said. "There is something to celebrate, regardless of what happens next. ... We get rid of the guy."

It is easy to understand the strong feelings of Cubans who have been adversely affected by Castro since 1959.

Link here and here for the original story. Link here for the update.

Take global warming alarmism with grain of salt

There is an article here called, “Take dire global warning outlooks with a grain of salt.”

It may take more than a grain of salt to get beyond the politically motivated hype confronting us.

If the Al Gore junk science movie doesn’t convince you that global warming exists, then the Weather channel will try to convince you with this trheat:

Dr. Heidi Cullen of The Weather Channel says: We Have Ways of Making You Believe in Global Warming.

Feb 5, 2007

Controversial nude X-ray camera scheme in Britain

Nude X-ray cameras started at London’s Heathrow airport and they were tried here in the United States on a test basis at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix as we reported here.

There was an article in the Sun last week about nude X-ray cameras on lamp posts in London. The Sun is Britain’s equivalent to supermarket gossip tabloids in the U.S. such as National Enquirer.

Link here to the Sun article.

Feb 4, 2007

Al Gore and Rush Limbaugh nominated for Nobel Peace prize

Rush Limbaugh (upper picture) and Al Gore (lower picture) have been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Limbaugh is best known for his daily radio show which is heard by more than 20 million people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world.

Al Gore is best known for his 8 years as an inactive vice president of the United States. Also for his controversial film, “An Inconvenient truth.”

Should either of them win 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace they would receive the Nobel Peace Prize medal and a cash award of $10 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately $1.6 million).

There will be other nominees for the prize. It’s just that Limbaugh and Gore will probably be the two most unlikely candidates.

Link here and here.

Hillary said she would not have started Iraq war

Here is what Hillary Rodham Clinton (pictured) said in 2002:

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.

He [Saddam Hussein] has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ...

It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

Now we hear a different story.

Speaking to a huge audience of Democratic elders and activists, Mrs. Clinton was left in no doubt that her vote authorizing the war poses a serious threat to her candidacy, by the heckling she received and the rapturous reception given to Barack Obama, her main rival.

Hillary has a foggy memory or at least she hopes voters have a foggy memory about her vote to go to war.

She is now saying if she would have been president she would not have declared war on Iraq.

What she forgets is that congress declares war, not the president. However, by her vote of affirmation on the resolution authorizing the use of force, she, along with other members of congress really did “declare war.”

Barack Obama and others will keep reminding voters of the Hillary flip-flop on this issue all during the primary elections.