Pirate's Cove http://www.thepiratescove.us If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:08:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Democrats Second Guess Their #WarOnWomen Campaigns http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/11/01/democrats-second-guess-their-waronwomen-campaigns/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/11/01/democrats-second-guess-their-waronwomen-campaigns/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:08:47 +0000 offset republicans’ usual edge democrats single young female vote a total blowout stay tuned poll poll the object social women issues an enduring edge geoff garin the waronwomen push http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37374 Lots of hand-wringing going on in this Saturday front page NY Times article

Democrats are nervously counting on an enduring edge among female voters in most states to prevent a Republican rout in Tuesday’s elections. Yet so great is the uncertainty that even before the returns are in, some are second-guessing the party’s strategy of focusing more on issues like abortion and birth control than on jobs and the economy.

The danger for Democratic candidates is that their advantage among women could be so reduced by dissatisfaction with President Obama and the country’s course that it is not enough to offset Republicans’ usual edge among the smaller population of male voters. Should that happen, a party pollster, Geoff Garin, acknowledged, “They’ll lose.”

They’re is also an issue that women could realize they are being patronized, treated like hot house flowers, denigrated, and may actually take the time to learn about the issues that Dems are pushing. Many may not give a damn about abortion on demand. Many will realize that the “wage gap” schtick isn’t quite as simply, or as real, as Democrats portray it. Most voters do not care about these issues. They economy still stands head and shoulders about social/women’s issues. This is validated by poll after poll after poll.

The object of the #WarOnWomen push by Democrats is to get their single young female vote out to the polls. Will it work? Will it keep the election from being a total blowout? Stay tuned through Tuesday night.

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Illegal Alien Voting Has Links To The Motor Voter Act http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/11/01/illegal-alien-voting-has-links-to-the-motor-voter-act/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/11/01/illegal-alien-voting-has-links-to-the-motor-voter-act/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:50:38 +0000 dead voter id under the national voter registration act vote actual citizens the motor voter law license and voter registration application the 1993 federal motor voter act a separate form and applicants check a box doing the voter registration form remove registration lists ineligible voters states voter registration http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37371 How do you solve it?

(Fox News) As more states begin providing illegal immigrants and their children with driver’s licenses and ID cards, officials are concerned some also are registering to vote — some by mistake, and others on purpose.

The problem came to light recently in North Carolina, which compared its voter rolls against a federal immigration database. The cross-check of 10,000 voters found 1,425 likely non-citizen voters, including 109 illegal immigrants or so-called “Dreamers.” Almost 10 percent registered to vote when getting their driver’s license. But election officials say the problem is nationwide.

“In terms of a check and balance that would prevent an individual who is a non U.S. citizen from registering to vote, that doesn’t exist. There’s absolutely nothing stopping them,” said Neal Kelley, Orange County registrar of voters and chairman of the California Association of Election Officials.

The problem, officials say, dates back to the 1993 federal Motor Voter Act, which requires states to offer residents the ability to register to vote when they obtain a driver’s license or ID card. In some states, the driver’s license and voter registration application are on the same form, and the applicant simply signs. In small print, the form says applicants acknowledge they are U.S. citizens. In other states, voter registration is a separate form and applicants check a box. In either case, once signed, the forms are automatically sent to the county or state registrar of voters, and the name is added to voter rolls.

In most states, they do not check citizenship. Here in North Carolina, those who were given DACA “amnesty” by Mr. Obama receive a license which says “legal presence no lawful status”. But, the requirement to show ID at the polls doesn’t start till 2016. But, will poll workers, meaning Democrats, ignore that they aren’t legally allowed to vote? Other states do not have any terminology to distinguish lawful status.

Here’s another issue that is not mentioned: what about those who do have lawful status, visitors, legal residents, those going through the citizenship process, etc, who obtain DLs but are not legally allowed to vote since they are not actual citizens? The Motor Voter Law makes for an interesting conundrum. If the coming GOP controlled Senate, to go with the GOP controlled House, pass a law requiring citizenship checks at the DMV, Democrats will say this is an “unfunded mandate”, and wastes the time of DMV employees. Even though the original law does exactly the same. Perhaps the GOP controlled states will pass requirements. And, surely the Obama controlled DOJ will immediately sue.

“They’re asked to check a box that they’re a U.S. citizen, but that’s not good enough,” said Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state. “We have so many aliens on our voter rolls who check that box — either because they’re trying to break the law or because they didn’t know exactly what they were doing.”

I’m sure many really do not know what they are doing when they fill out the voter registration form. Many probably think they are supposed to do it, because they are given the form. Many probably can’t even read it.

The ACLU claims the federal immigration database isn’t perfect and could disenfranchise voters.

And the ACLU really offers no ideas to fix this other than “stop checking”, which means legal US citizens have their votes essentially disenfranchised as they are offset by those of the illegals. One would think the ACLU would care about this. In fact, they’re pretty much dead set against voter ID.

Under the National Voter Registration Act, states are required to remove from their registration lists ineligible voters. But U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to enforce the statute. Not a single such lawsuit has been filed since the beginning of the Obama administration, according to author John Fund.

“This is such a huge problem,” Kobach said. “And once the aliens get on the voter rolls, solutions don’t solve the problem. If you want to work with the federal government, they’re going to make you jump through a whole bunch of hoops.”

Democrats, who caterwaul and shriek when they lose elections (they still whine about Election 2000) about voter fraud, are dead set against any requirements that make sure that people who are not legally allowed to vote are stopped from doing so. Makes you wonder why.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Special Snowflakes At DOE Want You To Have Climate Change Friendly Pumpkins http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/special-snowflakes-at-doe-want-you-to-have-climate-change-friendly-pumpkins/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/special-snowflakes-at-doe-want-you-to-have-climate-change-friendly-pumpkins/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:53:30 +0000 pumpkin carving conveniently pumpkin carving ideas pumpkins avoiding cold weather terrors picking designs the options include opt eco friendly carvings ideas incorporate green energy ways renewable energy appealing handiwork the doe http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37369 And by special Snowflakes,  I mean the type that can only be created by Hot.

(Renewable Energy World) The DOE is always looking for ways to make renewable energy appealing. To that end, they’ve proffered up some ideas to incorporate green energy into the classic Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving.

Conveniently, October is also National Energy Action Month, so you’d get double brownie points for picking one of their designs. The options include:

A CFL light bulb, complete with the squiggly glass,

Several pumpkin carving ideas are supplied, because nothing says spooky to kids like

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Those who opt for these eco-friendly carvings are encouraged to submit photos of their handiwork to the DOE via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email. The department will publicize selected entries.

Why do warmists have to ruin every holiday? And lest one think the DOE has nothing to do with this

To learn more about how to recreate these designs on your pumpkins, or about avoiding cold weather terrors like energy vampires, check out the full story here.

That link leads to The Blaze,  which links to energy.gov

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/if-all-you-see-1299/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/if-all-you-see-1299/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:09 +0000 hey combine memes the blog ends generally suck leftovers downloaded a starving vampire liberals justifying the features candy the daley gator obesity bad http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37359 …is a holiday that features candy which causes obesity which is bad for “climate change”, you might just be a Warmist

Yeah, this is more of a pinup, but, hey, I can combine memes! The blog of the day is The Daley Gator, with a post on liberals justifying the end with the means. Of course, their ends generally suck like a starving vampire, too.

There are a couple more extra photos under the fold, leftovers I downloaded for the Halloween theme.

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Warmists Super Psyched To Brainwash Kids In School http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/warmists-super-psyched-to-brainwash-kids-in-school/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/warmists-super-psyched-to-brainwash-kids-in-school/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:01:00 +0000 conservative and pro free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal conservatives who scientifically literate no secret political worldviews prevent people ideological compatriots to accept global warming work counteract political ideology scientifically literate young ideological views words climate science education http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37367 Obviously, all the teaching of “climate change” will be one sided. Especially since of something very interesting

(Washington Post) It’s no secret that certain political worldviews prevent people from accepting the science of global warming.

And it’s not just that conservative and pro-free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal of climate science. Get this: Conservatives who are more scientifically literate, or better at math, are even less likely than their ideological compatriots to accept global warming. That’s how powerful ideology can be — and such findings have often been used to call into question whether educational initiatives can really make any difference when it comes to hot-button scientific issues like climate.

new study just out in the journal Climatic Change, however, suggests education may work after all.

Got that? Conservatives who are scientifically literate are more likely to know that human caused climate change is a bunch of mule fritters, hence,  Warmists must blame skepticism on ideology, and push for indoctrination in school.

In other words, climate science education may well work to counteract political ideology after all — at least if you get to kids when they’re young enough, before ideological views have become crystalized.

It’s no secret liberals have been using schools as indoctrination centers for decades,  if not the last 100 years. They certainly do not want to provide all  views,  just their narrow, dogmatic, cultish, un-science views.

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Project Veritas Releases Video Highlights Dems Urging Illegals To Vote http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/project-veritas-releases-video-highlights-dems-urging-illegals-to-vote/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/project-veritas-releases-video-highlights-dems-urging-illegals-to-vote/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:19:20 +0000 and kay hagan’s leading thom tillis bombshell dominion study claiming democrat heavy non citizen votes helps them as allahpundit notes man delivered a senate seat democrats voter fraud control the senate hangs and giving drivers licenses http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37363 Democrats are for voter fraud when it helps them

As Allahpundit notes

Man, did O’Keefe pick the right moment and the right state for this clip. By now everyone in conservative media has seen that bombshell Old Dominion study claiming that Democrat-heavy non-citizen votes may have delivered a Senate seat to Al Franken six years ago, which made a filibuster-proof majority possible for ObamaCare two years later. That same study claimed that Obama’s 2008 margin of victory in — ta da — North Carolina might also have been provided by non-citizens. And now here we are, five days away from a major midterm election in which control of the Senate hangs in the balance, and Kay Hagan’s leading Thom Tillis by one thin point in good ol’ NC. If she wins that race by a thousand votes, you’ll have confidence in the integrity of the outcome, won’t you?

No wonder Democrats are so virulently against voter ID. Oh, and giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

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Team Obama To Release Doomy Climate Change Plan As Massive Cold Front Rolls Through http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/team-obama-to-release-doomy-climate-change-plan-as-massive-cold-front-rolls-through/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/team-obama-to-release-doomy-climate-change-plan-as-massive-cold-front-rolls-through/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:15:45 +0000 climate change threat assessment and sustainability planning by a vast federal complex hotcoldwetdry meanwhile the washington post an unusually intense upper level disturbance a blog post headlined “polar vortex charleston” adaptation report the agency notes that fire suppression expenditures buffet the mid atlantic and northeast “it’s the kind the kind west nile virus and chagas disease friday plans to publish a small library reams and reams http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37361 Why would Team Obama release a climate change report on Halloween? It’s not like most Americans actually care that much. Maybe they’re trying to get out their younger base to vote. Anyhow

(Washington Post) The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library’s worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies’ vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them — as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability.

In sum, the reports represent over a thousand pages of climate change threat assessment and sustainability planning by a vast federal complex that collectively operates 360,000 buildings, maintains 650,000 vehicles and spends $25 billion on energy costs per year.

It’ll be all sorts of doomy, based on computer models, wishful thinking, gazing in crystal balls, and junk science

In many cases, the vulnerabilities revealed are stark. The Department of Agriculture, for instance, sees “the potential for up to 100 percent increase in the number of acres burned annually by 2050″ by wildfires, according to its new adaptation report. The agency notes that fire suppression expenditures have already grown from 13 percent of the Forest Service’s budget in 1991 to 40 percent of it today, and says the service’s other operations are imperiled by the continual demand to throw more resources at fires.

Of course, in reality, wildfires have a) been on the decrease, b) there are more homes and buildings to burn, and c) so many of them are not caused by “climate change”, but dumbasses. Furthermore, 1) wildfires have always happened, and 2) envirowackos have stopped any efforts to clear out areas of dead trees and brush.

The Department of Health and Human Services, in its new report, says it views climate change as “one of the top public health challenges of our time.” It outlines risks including more frequent or worse extreme heat events — which the agency calls “the leading weather-related cause of death in the U.S.” — changes in vector-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Chagas disease, and “increased production of plant-based allergens,” leading to more episodes of asthma and allergic responses in some people.

The leading cause is cold. Furthermore, nothing proves anthropogenic causation.

Anyhow, hyper-Warmist Chris Mooney continues on in that vein, and, really, as someone in the comments, Jack86, notes “Did I just hear a cry for more money for each of these 38 agencies and an increase in staff? That wheezing sound you hear is a bloated, out of shape, inefficient government getting even bigger.” Oh, and another points out that this will be written on “reams and reams of paper”. Isn’t killing trees bad for Hotcoldwetdry?

Meanwhile, in another part of the Washington Post

An unusually intense upper level disturbance for mid-autumn crashes from Lake Superior to South Carolina between Thursday and Saturday.

This spinning, super high energy weather system sets up a snowstorm for sections of the Appalachian mountains. In its wake, unseasonably cold temperatures drive into the Southeast, challenging records.  As it spawns a storm over the ocean on Saturday, powerful winds will then buffet much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

“It’s the kind the kind of weather event you expect in January — not November 1,” writes meteorologist Roy Spencer in a blog post headlined “Polar Vortex Charleston” given the disturbance’s roots in the high Arctic and excursion towards the southern city.

The wound-up disturbance or vortex, practically free-falling from north to south along a sharply undulating jet stream, is likely to produce several inches of snow along the spine of the Appalachians from western Maryland southward. Some of the heaviest snow is expected in southwest Virginia and western North Carolina where the National Weather Service has hoisted Winter Storm watches for 4 to 6 inches of snow, mainly for elevations above 3,000 feet.

It’s going to very cold. Good timing on the release, Team Obama.

Of course, this will surely be blamed on “climate change”, because Someone Else driving a fossil fueled vehicle now causes cold. And snow!

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Politico Says GOP Senate Takeover Could Be Short Lived http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/politico-says-gop-senate-takeover-could-be-short-lived/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/31/politico-says-gop-senate-takeover-could-be-short-lived/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:14:52 +0000 a diverse electorate and potentially hillary clinton atop the democratic ticket the leftward tilting map means a gop controlled senate wish theorizing 2016 politico the 2016 election cycle that moment short lived the party prevails long awaited the 2010 tea party wave the teetering reelection prospects dems 2016 i suspect essentially democrats retaining control http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37357 Liberal news outlets are funny. Politico has essentially given up on Democrats retaining control of the Senate this cycle, and are wish-theorizing for 2016

(Politico) Senate Democrats have long awaited the 2010 tea party wave to splash back on Republicans during the 2016 election cycle.

That moment is almost here.

After two years of obsessive focus on the teetering reelection prospects of red-state Democrats, the attention is about to shift in a major way to blue-state Republicans. Six of them who rode anti-Obama sentiment to office in 2010 are up in two years, and they’ll face the dual challenge of a more diverse electorate and potentially Hillary Clinton atop the Democratic ticket.

The leftward-tilting map means a GOP-controlled Senate could be short-lived if the party prevails on Tuesday. Even in the best-case scenario for the party, a Republican majority is certain to be slim.

Yup, Politico has given up. And they’re praying to whatever God is allowed in their little insane universe that Dems can do well in 2016.

I suspect we’ll see similar rhetoric from Democrats over the next few days, leading up to the final 2014 election results. Followed by a few days of moping. Then back to bat guano insane.

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Rep. Chris Coons: Stop Being Mean To Those Who Come To US Possibly Striken With Ebola http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/30/rep-chris-coons-stop-being-mean-to-those-who-come-to-us-possibly-striken-with-ebola/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/30/rep-chris-coons-stop-being-mean-to-those-who-come-to-us-possibly-striken-with-ebola/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:13:22 +0000 quarantined coons delaware those ebola patients ebola roughly a 60 mortality rate ebola stopping the virus service stigmatizing mandatory quarantines dedicated people forced quarantines and the barring representative chris coons uneducated hillbillies and scumbags there’s a simple http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37352 Representative Chris Coons, Democrat-Delaware, makes some good points. He also makes some seriously dumb ones. I wonder whether his opinion would change if some of these people coming from Ebola areas ended up in Delaware?

Those who help Ebola patients should be honored, not punished

The best way to protect Americans from Ebola is by stopping the virus at its source.

That’s why President Obama has committed up to 4,000 U.S. military engineers, logistics specialists and public health trainers and $1 billion in funding to help eradicate the virus in West Africa. That’s why philanthropist Paul Allen pledged $100 million in support last week and why Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, visited the affected countries this week.

Interestingly, the military members sent involuntarily to West Africa will be quarantined. Strange. Furthermore, if we want to stop it at its source, then we need to keep it at its source, not allow it to roam around the streets of the U.S.

We cannot protect Americans at home without sending Americans to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone. Instead of demonizing those who volunteer for service, through stigmatizing mandatory quarantines or the imposition of a travel ban, we should be honoring them.

I see what you did there. Using a time honored system of keeping people who are potential disease carriers (the current outbreak of Ebola has roughly a 60% mortality rate) away from other people to limit the potential spread is “demonizing”. Let’s not forget that they volunteered to go to those countries, unlike our military members. And, they should be celebrated for taking the chance and putting themselves in harms way To Help. Seriously. Kudos. That doesn’t mean they should be allowed to wander around until the threat has passed.

Interestingly, the same Democrats tend to treat our military members as uneducated hillbillies and scumbags.

There’s a simple way to do that: The president should guarantee that all U.S. citizens who travel to West Africa to help fight Ebola will be allowed to return to the United States, that any medical care they need as a result of their trip will be provided free of charge and that wages lost to any government-imposed quarantine will be reimbursed. That’s the least we can do for the volunteers, missionaries and military personnel working to end this outbreak.

On one hand, they volunteered. This should be on them. On the other hand, I’m OK with it. But, um, why should we need to reimburse them if they are quarantined, because Coons had previously argued against quarantine?

But some of our political leaders have been sending the opposite message. The measures imposed by officials in New York and New Jersey last weekend — although later softened — sent a dangerous, punitive message to these dedicated people. Forced quarantines and the barring of people without Ebola symptoms are tactics not backed by science.

Wait, didn’t he just argue that people should be reimbursed after being quarantined?

I’m not sure about honoring these people, but they should be respected. And they should respect the citizens of the U.S. by being quarantined till the threat of contagion passes.

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UN IPCC To Announce Yet Another Coming Super Dire Tipping Point http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/30/un-ipcc-to-announce-yet-another-coming-super-dire-tipping-point/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/30/un-ipcc-to-announce-yet-another-coming-super-dire-tipping-point/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:48:22 +0000 severe pervasive and irreversible impacts severe pervasive and irreversible pause the overgrowing atmospheric co2 concentration prognostication jessica hellmann start corral greenhouse gases approaching a global tipping point risen guarantee a brutal winter report the intergovernmental panel http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37336 ‘Cause doom or something

(USA Today) The United Nations’ leading panel on climate change is preparing to warn of “severe, pervasive and irreversible” weather and climate extremes if the world doesn’t start to corral greenhouse gases that cause global warming, according to a draft of its report.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s top scientific group dedicated to climate, is meeting in Copenhagen this week and will adopt its final report to be released Sunday.

Well, that’s strange. All those fossil fueled trips sure put out quite a bit of “carbon pollution”, do they not?

A draft out this week contains some of the most strident language yet by the panel about climate change.

“Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” the draft states.

“Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic (man-made) emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history,” it says. “The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen.”

OK, I think we can guarantee a brutal winter in the Northern Hemisphere during the upcoming season after that prognostication.

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, warned about the dire consequences of the findings.

“The report explains that we are approaching a global tipping point,” Hellmann said. “If we cross this point, we will see huge changes in ecosystems, our ability to grow food, and increased human suffering from flood, heat, drought and sea level rise.”

Interestingly, their report will also acknowledge that there has been a 15 year “Pause”, despite the overgrowing atmospheric CO2 concentration. But, hey, they need to provide a scary narrative in order to push their hard left “solutions”.

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