Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! A gorgeous day in America. The birds are singing, spring is in the air, Warmists are taking unnecessary fossil fueled trips. This pinup is by I’m Not Sure, with a wee bit of help. Reverse search isn’t giving me the right name.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Legal Insurrection notes a Sharia law advocate giving a commencement address
  2. The First Street Journal discusses moral equivalency and what you shouldn’t do
  3. Raised On Hoecakes notes the VA and DOJ having nothing better to do
  4. NoTricksZone covers the hiatus being real, per science
  5. Jo Nova notes what the March for Science is attempting to accomplish
  6. America’s Watchtower covers an executive order that slipped under the radar
  7. Basil’s Blog notes the loss of one of the most powerful early bloggers, who will be dearly missed
  8. Bizzy Blog covers who’s to blame for the Venezuelan riots, per Rachel Maddow
  9. Creeping Sharia notes Australia getting tough on Islamist immigrants
  10. DaTechGuy discusses triggering frog haters
  11. Flopping Aces has a suggestion for the next SCOTUS vacancy
  12. Gay Patriot notes leftists attacking a highly qualified black woman
  13. The Geller Report covers an MSNBC guest calling for ISIS to bomb Trump property
  14. Jihad Watch discusses more insane “blame ourselves” in the fight against Islamism
  15. And last, but not least, Michelle Malkin (Doug Powers) notes Bill Nye being upset that he had to defend his beliefs

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list. (BTW, since someone asked, the reason I leave links for the previous week up (or you might see a *) is because they are place holders for later in the day or for next weeks. Easier than rewriting all the time. Also, the listing order has to do with how they are added over time, not how good a post is. I just copy and paste from the previous week, then edit. If you see one of the *’s, go ahead and check out the blog anyhow, see if there is an update. I cannot update with my Android during the day.

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March For (Fake) Science Demonstrators Say They’re The Real Patriots Or Something

And it was totally not political!

(NBC News) It’s not often that bugs get whoops and cheers.

Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they rallied around their passions, delivering applause for the technology that brought their smart phones to the obvious theme of climate change on Earth Day.

Scientists didn’t create smartphones: engineers did. Furthermore, Warmists tell us that all the mining and use of electricity for smartphones is Bad for ‘climate change’ and the overall environment (which are two separate issues).

And while the March for Science was on the surface nonpartisan, politics bubbled up again and again.

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Trump Has To Care About ‘Climate Change’ To Save U.S. Infrastructure Or Something

People in cults always have to drag their cultish beliefs into everything. Here’s another case, where CNN Money runs a thinly veiled opinion piece as news

If Trump wants to save U.S. infrastructure, he needs to care about climate change

President Trump wants to make America’s roads, bridges and tunnels great again. But the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan could be wasted if it ignores the predicted effects of climate change.

Extreme heat could cause pipes to crack, or melt asphalt. Airports below sea level could be flooded. Communities could relocate because of drought or heat, putting pressure on transportation systems and reducing the relevancy of others. Extreme weather could cause flooding of inland roads, and storm surges could flood highways on the coasts.

Why are airports below sea level? Pretty stupid planning, wouldn’t you say? But, hey, this is about scaremongering. Nothing more, nothing less.

Climate scientists predict more bouts of extreme weather and larger swings in temperature, “which upends how we have to think about designing,” Chester added.

That allows Warmists to proclaim that cold, snow, ice, winter weather is all part of man-caused climate change.

In some cases, the infrastructure failures predicted by climate models have already happened. For example, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority estimates that Hurricane Sandy, which flooded the New York City subway system, caused $4.75 billion in infrastructure damage.

There’s some debate over whether the hurricane itself was caused by climate change — but scientists agree that we can expect to see weather events like Sandy more frequently as a result of global warming. That makes it harder to file away the damage done by Sandy as a singular occurrence.

They keep telling us about things being “the new normal”, yet, that fails to materialize. Sandy was supposed to be the new normal, yet, there’s been no repeat. Landfalling hurricane activity has fallen to record lows. No major landfalling hurricanes since 2005. California’s permanent drought has ended. When you devolve into prognostication like a palm reader, you’ve left the realm of science.

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If All You See…

…is an evil fossil fueled vehicle, handy for getting Warmists to marches, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Outside The Beltway, with a post explaining that the Constitution does indeed protect “hate speech”.

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It’s Earth Day Again, And Scientists Are Marching For More Taxpayer Funding For Junk Science

There’s a big march on Washington, which has spread out to being a march around the world. It’s not important enough for the NY Times, LA Times, or Washington Post to cover (other than a traffic story in the WP). A few other sites are pimping it, such as ABC News

March for Science events to take place around the globe

Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women’s March on Washington, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Saturday is also Earth Day.

Yeah

Basing the march on an unhinged anti-Trump march, featuring all the Usual Unhinged Moonbat Leftist social justice warrior garbage is probably not the best thing.

The march puts scientists, who generally shy away from advocacy and whose work depends on objective experimentation, into a more public position.

Really? Shy away? The climastrologists are constantly yelling in public about uber-doom.

Objective experimentation? They rely on ginned up data, failed computer models, and essentially reading tea leaves to tell us future doom.

Scientists involved in the march said they are anxious about political and public rejection of established science such as climate change and the safety of vaccines.

And there will be lots of pussy hats and angry anti-Trump signs. As Jo Nova explains

The March for Science is on Saturday.

Will J Grant and Rod Lambert struggled with the message behind the “March for Science” at The Conversation. We should march, they said a month ago, because “science is a human process”, which will be news to people who thought science was about evidence and reason instead. On Saturday they will be marching for the kind of science that is “passion” and “belief”. Don’t turn up thinking this is about the dispassionate Laws of Physics. You’ll be at the wrong rally.

The March seems to be fighting strawmen. It is supposedly about “Encouraging scientists to share their research” (as if scientists like to hide their research). We know they hide their data, their methods and their adjustments, but when the ABC turns up to interview them, they don’t seem to hide their opinions. They hide their declines but don’t hide their Nobel Prizes (even if they didn’t get them). Do they need encouragement?

Jo’s #1 conclusion about the march?

Those who can’t discover something useful have to march in the streets instead. The March is one big Pat-on-The-Back for the crusaders for taxpayer funds.

Make sure to read the whole thing. Oh, and expect to see lots of wonderful photos from at least Washington, D.C., where the area is covered in trash from all the Earth loving scientists and SJWs (who took evil fossil fueled vehicles to the marches).

 

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Justice Department Fires Opening Salvo At Sanctuary Cities, Demanding Proof They’re Complying With Federal Law

More proof that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not playing around, and that he expects cities, states, and counties to comply with duly passed federal laws

(NY Times) The Trump administration escalated its confrontation with so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities, threatening them anew Friday with the loss of grant money if they do not remove certain barriers.

The Justice Department sent letters to officials in New York City, Philadelphia, California and other places singled out last year by the agency’s inspector general for regulations that interfere with the ability of police or sheriffs to communicate with federal immigration authorities about the status of prisoners in their custody.

“Many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime,” the Justice Department said in a news release.

That press release states

Today, the Department of Justice sent the attached letters to nine jurisdictions which were identified in a May 2016 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. § 1373.

Additionally, many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime. The number of murders in Chicago has skyrocketed, rising more than 50 percent from the 2015 levels. New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city’s “soft on crime” stance. And just several weeks ago in California’s Bay Area, after a raid captured 11 MS-13 members on charges including murder, extortion and drug trafficking, city officials seemed more concerned with reassuring illegal immigrants that the raid was unrelated to immigration than with warning other MS-13 members that they were next.

The letters remind the recipient jurisdictions that, as a condition for receiving certain financial year 2016 funding from the Department of Justice, each of these jurisdictions agreed to provide documentation and an opinion from legal counsel validating that they are in compliance with Section 1373. The Department of Justice expects each of these jurisdictions to comply with this grant condition and to submit all documentation to the Office of Justice Programs by June 30, 2017, the deadline imposed by the grant agreement.

It includes a link to the compliance letters to the California Board of State and Community Corrections, Chicago superintendent of Police, Mayor of New Orleans, Mayor of Philadelphia, Las Angeles County Manager, Mayor of Miami, County Executive of Milwaukee County, NY City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Cook County Board of Commissioners (Chicago area again).

The recipients of the letters were warned that as a condition of receiving 2016 grants, they must certify by June 30 that they were in compliance with the law. That enforced a deadline on a policy put in place under the Obama administration, which announced the policy last July but gave cities not in compliance time to adjust.

If they are not in compliance, they could lose federal funding. Of course, many became defiant, such as NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, who is supporting illegal aliens over The Law. And NYC could be out over $4.3 million dollars if they want to continue to defy federal law. The others could be out a lot of needed money, as well.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Say, Are We Raising A New Generation That’s Tolerant Of Evaluating Contrasting Scientific Data?

Oh, wait, sorry, sorry, this is about the utter intolerance of the people who say they are pro science, in the same way Stalin was pro-freedom

Imagine America’s next generation are climate deniers
A fight is being waged to ensure the science behind global warming is taught in US schools as some states move to wipe it from the curriculum. Is the United States raising a new generation of climate-change deniers?

Brandie Freeman is a high school science teacher in the southern US state of Georgia. She recently opened her mailbox one morning to find something unpleasant lurking inside: A book, ostensibly a teaching guide, with the title “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming.”

The horror, having to look at the cover of a book that might harm her little brain with facts.

Freeman says most of her colleagues in “more liberal” states chucked their copies “straight in the recycling bin.” But in Georgia, which she describes as “very conservative,” Freeman felt the book posed a real danger.

“As soon as you just even open the door to your students that there is doubt among scientists – which there isn’t – then that allows them to have the seed planted that they can go to these climate-skeptic websites.”

So, it rather sounds like belief in anthropogenic climate change is roughly equivalent to being a Scientologist.

One does have to wonder, if the Cult of Climastrology’s science is so sound, why are they afraid to allow other views?

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If All You See…

…is a horrible plastic cup which will kill all the plants from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Powerline, with a post on another way to drive the left insane(er).

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Good News: There’s A Coloring Book To Stress Yourself Out Over ‘Climate Change’

Special Climate Snowflake Syndrome in action, though, really, let’s face it, most Warmists create massive amounts of stress in their lives with their anti-science beliefs that tiny increases in CO2 will destroy the earth. If only they were as stressed about their own climahypocrisy

Stress yourself out with this coloring book about climate change

Coloring books are supposed to calm your nerves and help you unplug from the daily hustle. But this Kickstarter campaign wants to bring you a coloring book about one of the most anxiety-inducing issues of our century: climate change.

Instead of coloring intricate shapes or animals, you can trace the extent of Arctic sea ice 20 years ago and see what was lost since then, color a year of air pollution in Beijing, or fill in the parts of Manhattan that would be eaten away by rising sea levels. It might not sound like your typical, meditative coloring book — but it’s also not really supposed to be, says Brian Foo, the 31-year-old data artist and computer scientist behind the project.

Foo works with data visualization, and he’s been working on public exhibits related to climate change at the American Museum of Natural History. His goal is to help people understand climate change, so he thought a coloring book filled with easy-to-grasp and engaging activities was the way to do it. What he loves about the format is that coloring books take time, and that might help with the learning process.

Apparently, coloring books are at the top level of science that Warmists can understand.

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L.A. Times Readers: L.A. Has Money For Illegal Aliens, But Not Cleaning Streets

An interesting point brought up by multiple L.A. Times readers

To the editor: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and County Supervisor Hilda Solis in December announced the creation of a $10-million legal aid fund to “hire lawyers to defend local immigrants without legal status.” (“A $10-million fund will help immigrants fight deportations. But should it help those with violent criminal convictions?” April 17)

My street hasn’t been swept for years. When I tried to find out why, I was told that my area is not “on the list” because there are no longer enough machines and people to drive them. Services that I continue to pay for have been stopped.

If there is enough money around to help illegal immigrants, surely there is enough to begin sweeping my dirty street again. Shouldn’t citizens come before illegal residents?

Oh, stop, Arline George. Of course those who are unlawfully present in the U.S. come before actual lawfully present citizens in Liberal World.

To the editor: So-called sanctuary cities and the state of California say they do not want to spend their precious resources on enforcing federal immigration laws because it is not the function of local government to do so.

Now for the irony: Both the city and the county of Los Angeles will spend millions of taxpayer dollars to defend people in federal immigration courts where the only action is a right to residency or potential deportation. In these cases, state laws are not at issue.

Either immigration is solely a federal function or it is not. It can’t be both depending on politics.

Robert Braley, the illegal immigration debate is no place for Adult Logic.

Or for following the law

(Hot Air) This is something of a new twist on a story which has long since become old and tired. In the Sanctuary State of California you can find many Sanctuary Cities, all of whom are busily thinking up ways to “fight Trump” by refusing to enforce the nation’s laws. But now the city of Oakland has really upped their game to the next level. Why leave all of this lawlessness in the hands of the elected officials when you can privatize the system of lawbreaking? That’s right… they’ve moved to formally endorse private workplaces who choose to violate the law.

That’s right, Oakland city officials, who take oaths to uphold the law, are telling private companies they can break federal law. Of course, that won’t help those companies when federal authorities come to call. And, as Jazz Shaw goes on to point out

You see, no matter what the “status” of the employees may be, the city officials are encouraging the employers to violate federal law. Specifically, we’re talking about another section of 8 U.S. Code § 1324a – Unlawful employment of aliens.

And oh, just by the way, the act of formalizing this encouragement also appears to be in violation of a related statute, that being 8 U.S. Code § 1324 (a)(1)(A)(iv) which specifies criminal penalties for anyone who, “encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.”

That’s right, Oakland officials could be prosecuted for violations of federal code. Which require fines and jail stays.

Meanwhile, in Chicago

Chicago’s city council voted on Wednesday to authorize a $3 million program proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would grant special city ID’s for illegal immigrants and other groups.

One would think that Chicago had more pressing concerns, such as violent crime and a huge uptick in murders and shootings, where that money could be spent.

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