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 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:30:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.6 #BlueLivesMatter: Black Man Kills White Cop http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/bluelivesmatter-black-man-kills-white-cop/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/bluelivesmatter-black-man-kills-white-cop/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000 cnn article memphis police identified 29 year old tremaine wilbourn memphis police director toney armstrong told reporters late sunday a black shoots a white police officer race wilbourn a long criminal rapsheet a white cop shooting a black man an officer wilbourn white and wilbourn said officer sean bolton cnn article memphis police identified 29 year old tremaine wilbourn memphis police director toney armstrong told reporters late sunday a black shoots a white police officer race wilbourn a long criminal rapsheet a white cop shooting a black man an officer wilbourn white and wilbourn said officer sean bolton http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40323 Whenever a Black is killed, harmed, shot, heck, even detained with force (because the person was resisting and/or aggressive, such as in the Texas pool incident), the Credentialed Liberal Media is quick to highlight that the cop was White. Or, in other instances, they’ll just make things up like calling George Zimmerman a “White Hispanic”. What of when a Black shoots a White police officer? Race is barely mentioned, like this CNN article

Memphis police identified 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn as the suspect in a weekend shooting of an officer.

Wilbourn is at large and considered armed and dangerous, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters late Sunday.

“You can be assured that we will continue to pursue this suspect, and we will exhaust all means until he is in custody,” he said.

Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition but later pronounced dead.

The article doesn’t mention that Bolton is White and Wilbourn is Black, though the accompanying pictures and video do show their race. Had the situation been reversed, their would be a harsh media and liberal (but, I repeat myself) outcry over a White cop shooting a Black man, even though Wilbourn has a long criminal rapsheet, including felonies.

Nor are most other media outlets highlighting race, as they’ve been doing in the reverse. The bias is immense.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/if-all-you-see-1571/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/if-all-you-see-1571/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:45 +0000 swamped air conditioning is a wonderful coral island the hiding the truth american power a warmist the blog a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40321 …is a wonderful coral island that will be swamped because Someone Else uses air conditioning, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is American Power, with a post on the Left hiding the truth on #BlackLivesMatter.

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How Big Is The Climate Change Industry? How About $1.5 Trillion http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/how-big-is-the-climate-change-industry-how-about-1-5-trillion/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/how-big-is-the-climate-change-industry-how-about-1-5-trillion/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:05:14 +0000 nova climate change business journal estimates the climate change industry thermometers industrial exhaust vents it’s vested on steroids disappear overnight normal industries fear equivalent the goods bought online the special thing climate industry bellowing depends big government policy and election outcomes industry wouldn’t exist http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40307 This comes via Jo Nova

Climate Change Business Journal estimates the Climate Change Industry is a $1.5 Trillion dollar escapade, which means four billion dollars a day is spent on our quest to change the climate. That includes everything from carbon markets to carbon consulting, carbon sequestration, renewables, biofuels, green buildings and insipid cars. For comparison global retail sales online are worth around $1.5 trillion. So all the money wasted on the climate is equivalent to all the goods bought online.

The special thing about this industry is that it wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for an assumption about relative humidity that is probably wrong. As such, it’s the only major industry in the world dependent on consumer and voter ignorance. This is not just another vested interest in a political debate; it’s vested-on-steroids, a mere opinion poll away from extinction. You can almost hear the captains of climate industry bellowing: “Keep ‘em ignorant and believing, or the money goes away!”.

To state the obvious:

Policy, or the anticipation of new policy, has been one of the biggest drivers of the industry, the report shows.

 Most industries this size exist because they produce something the market wants. They worry that competitors might chip into their market share, but they don’t worry that the market might disappear overnight. Normal industries fear that a “bad” political outcome might reduce profits by ten or twenty percent, and sometimes they donate “both ways”. But the climate industry has literally a trillion on the table that depends on big-government policy and election outcomes. They are always one prime-time documentary away from disaster. What if the public saw that thermometers were next to industrial exhaust vents? What if they learned that the climate models are unskilled, broken, and non-functional, or that 28 million weather balloons show carbon reduction is fruitless pursuit? What if they knew historic records are wildly adjusted to make the current weather look warmer than it would?

As Ms. Nova notes, Warmists have a vested interest in keeping the whole boondoggle going. They want voters kept stupid, and they want to scare them in order to enact their Big Government solutions, which would further feed more money into the Progressive coffers, as well as increasing Progressive power.

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Will Chuck Schumer Oppose The Iran Deal? http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/will-chuck-schumer-oppose-the-iran-deal/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/will-chuck-schumer-oppose-the-iran-deal/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:20:28 +0000 michael goodwin thinks schumer schumer reality tip o’neill demands sen chuck schumer’s support what will chuck schumer president barack obama and national security adviser susan rice opponents the iran nuclear deal more democrats vote no sen chris coons pressure schumer and http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40319 Politic thinks there are growing signs that he will

Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal.

More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it.

People who have spoken with the senior New York senator believe the pressure campaign is having an effect: They say there is a growing sense inside and outside the Capitol that Schumer will vote against the deal when the Senate considers it in September. The bigger question many have now is this: How hard will he push against it? (snip)

“I haven’t made up my mind,” said Schumer, who is in line to be the first Jewish Senate leader next Congress. “There are expectations all over the lot. I’m doing what I’m always doing when I have a very difficult decision: Learning it carefully and giving it my best shot, doing what I think is right. I’m not going to let pressure or politics or party get in the way of that.”

Will Chuck put the concerns of the United States above the “legacy” of Obama? Schumer will surely still be in office when the true failure of this deal becomes apparent in practice, while Obama will be gone and making millions on the lecture circuit. Will Schumer listen to his constituents and be a “no” vote? We will see. If he votes no, though, it makes it quite a bit easier for other Democrats to vote no.

Sen. Chris Coons, who was personally lobbied by President Barack Obama and national security adviser Susan Rice to back the deal during a trip to Africa in July, said the view of the accord was about evenly split in his home state of Delaware in the first few days after the announcement. But the Democrat now says telephone calls against the deal outnumber those in favor by 10-to-1 in his state, an avalanche of opposition he has no choice but to listen to.

Go figure, most are against this deal. Many, many Democrats are “carefully considering” the deal, which means they understand that it is a really bad deal, and they’re trying to figure out how to oppose Obama on it.

Meanwhile, the NY Post’s Michael Goodwin thinks Schumer will be a “yes” vote, and makes a good point

Imagine an alternative scenario. Instead of Barack Obama in the White House, it is a Republican president who negotiated the Iran deal and now demands Sen. Chuck Schumer’s support.

What would Schumer do?

The answer is obvious — he’d say no, the deal stinks. Unfortunately, that scenario makes it just as obvious what Schumer will do in reality.

Tip O’Neill was wrong. All politics are not local. All politics are personal.

The career of Democrat Schumer is best served by standing with Democrat Obama. That is what he will do. Everything else is detail.

He is the party’s anointed leader in the Senate, and breaking with a Democratic president on a signature, legacy issue would be so huge as to jeopardize the position he has craved and earned. Obama would see the act as unforgivable treason and demand a replacement.

Two good points, especially about if this deal was struck under a Republican president. Of course, really, what has Obama done for Democrats? He has presided over 3 straight losses for Democrats in Congress, some at historic levels. He’s mostly been unwanted on the campaign trail by Democratic Party contenders, even in safe states/precincts.

I guess we’ll see.

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Who Wins And Who Loses Under Obama’s “Climate Change” Plan? http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/who-wins-and-who-loses-under-obamas-climate-change-plan/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/03/who-wins-and-who-loses-under-obamas-climate-change-plan/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:59:42 +0000 the american energy alliance and the national rural electric cooperative association acquiring and constructing renewable power sources environmentalist and the energy industry the environmental protection agency received note the potential winners and losers droves solar and wind projects construction existing plants torn power and hydro plants mandating steeper greenhouse gas cuts http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40317 Unsurprisingly, the Associated Press finds that the majority of Americans will be losers

(WRAL) President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and the energy industry. The Environmental Protection Agency received more than 4 million public comments after Obama announced the proposed version last year, and opponents of the plan attempted unsuccessfully to stop it in Congress and in the courts.

The AP notes that some states will be assigned much more stringent targets than others. Say, doesn’t that violate the Constitutional provision of equal protection under the law? Bah, when has Obama and his out of control EPA actually cared about that silly document?

The AP goes on to note the potential winners and losers. Here are the winners

ENVIRONMENTALISTS (this is pretty much a feel good “look what we did” moment, because the Enviro groups which back this will soon learn that it costs a whole lot more to run their orgs and fund-raise, as energy prices will skyrocket)

PROCRASTINATING STATES (those which have blown off Obama’s previous targets will have a few extra years)

RENEWABLE ENERGY (Of course, the same environmentalists will file lawsuits to stop the construction of many renewable energy projects, just like they’ve been doing. But, the big money Democrats will see more federal money in their pockets from “loans” and grants)

How about the losers?

YOUR POWER BILL: Although the administration predicts the plan will actually lower the average U.S. energy bill by almost $85 in 2030, companies that produce and distribute electricity aren’t buying it. The savings come from increased use of wind, power and hydro plants, which operate at a cost of close to zero after they’re installed. But acquiring and constructing renewable power sources is still very costly, making it less cost effective in many circumstances. (WT note: if they really operated at close to zero the cost of solar and wind would be much, much less. As for hydro, enviros not only block all new construction, they want existing plants torn down)

The National Association of Manufacturers, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Mining Association, the American Energy Alliance and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association all predicted the rule would drive electricity bills up.

Really, this is the only one that truly matters. Those who will feel the pain the most are all the lower and middle class Americans, ones who’ve already been suffering during this economic malaise of a Presidential administration. Furthermore, as power prices rise, so will the cost of most consumer goods. Adding a few pennies here, a few dollars there, and soon your cost of living goes up dramatically. It’s very simple economic reality.

Natural gas is also a loser, because the plan looks to disallow the growth of this sector.

Not mentioned are all the birds which will be losers, as they are killed in droves by solar and wind projects. But, overall, it will be you and me that will suffer, all while Obama continues to use vast amounts of fossil fuels himself.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/02/if-all-you-see-1570/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/02/if-all-you-see-1570/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:00:33 +0000 bleached evil neighbor refuses fossil fueled vehicle the air vent is a reef a warmist the blog the day a post http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40315 …is a reef that will be bleached because your evil neighbor refuses to give up his fossil fueled vehicle, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Air Vent, with a post on lining up your brown-outs.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/02/sorta-blogless-sunday-pinup-497/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/02/sorta-blogless-sunday-pinup-497/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:17:55 +0000 the beach features rule 5 saturday annet mahendru and texas tape legal insurrection notes a judge citing the scotus gay marrage ruling photos stone mountain pro confederate flag rally the linkaround and a friday night babe and vintage babe the president versus kerry and saturday’s larwyn’s linx daleybabe and ayaka sayama metal jacket and rule 5 sunday last week’s saturday links and friday links the beach features rule 5 saturday annet mahendru and texas tape legal insurrection notes a judge citing the scotus gay marrage ruling photos stone mountain pro confederate flag rally the linkaround and a friday night babe and vintage babe the president versus kerry and saturday’s larwyn’s linx daleybabe and ayaka sayama metal jacket and rule 5 sunday last week’s saturday links and friday links http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40311

Happy Sunday! A gorgeous day in the best nation on Earth. The sun is shining, birds are singing, NFL training camps are open. I’m not sure who did this contemporary pinup. Patriotic Cat is added, of course

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. The Right Scoop notes that the Garland Texas shooter had a Fast and Furious gun
  2. Wizbang says the Black Panthers marker must come down in NC
  3. Theodore’s World notes a Navy member possibly being punished for stopping the Chattanooga shooter
  4. Doug Powers features Hillary’s evil cackle. Oh, and her silly business plan
  5. The Other McCain wonders why Obama hates babies
  6. The Last Tradition notes all the peace in DeBlasio’s Central Park
  7. The Gateway Pundit notes the joys of socialism in Venezuela
  8. Sweetness and Light notes more Planned Parenthood evil
  9. Raised On Hoecakes has interesting information on people who use recyclable grocery bags
  10. Powerline discusses “Black Flight”
  11. Neo-neocon features a great speech by Carly Fiorina
  12. Moonbattery features a crazy woman caught on tape
  13. Legal Insurrection notes a judge citing the SCOTUS gay marrage ruling in chimp freedom case
  14. Fire Andrea Mitchell has photos from Stone Mountain pro-Confederate flag rally
  15. And last, but not least, Dakota Voice covers the new battle lines, Elitists vs Us

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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Obama To Unveil New Energy Cost Skyrocketing “Climate Change” Regulations http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/02/obama-to-unveil-new-energy-cost-skyrocketing-climate-change-regulations/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/02/obama-to-unveil-new-energy-cost-skyrocketing-climate-change-regulations/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:40:28 +0000 boarding massive fossil fueled airplane notice power plant regulations tend unveil biggest step power plant carbon emissions laying 2012 power plant regulations regulations power plants https twitter com markknoller status 627579225071980545 so harmful carbon pollution http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40309 Somehow, Mr. Barack “Largest Carbon Footprint In The World” Obama believes that slapping tons of new regulations on power plants will cause energy bills to decline, in the same manner he said that passing Obamacare would reduced medical costs

Obama to unveil ‘biggest step ever’ in climate fight

President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

The White House will release the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nation’s power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions.

Laying out how climate change was a threat to the health, wellbeing and security of millions of Americans, and adding that time was of the essence, Obama said in a video released early Sunday: “Climate change is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore.”

Really? Here’s the photo run at the story

That’s just one of the dozen plus vehicles that accompany Obama around whenever he goes somewhere, a massive fossil fuels hog. If Obama is worried about “the kids”, perhaps he should start acting like it’s a crisis

“Power plants are the single biggest source of harmful carbon pollution that contributes to climate change,” added Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign.

“But until now there have been no federal limits to the amount of that pollution that those plants can dump into the air.”

That’s something that should be passed by the Legislative Branch. He had the chance when Democrats had full control of Congress during Obama’s first two years, yet didn’t bother. The big question is, has prior legislation given the Executive Branch the statutory authority to make these rules? Legislation is often so big and generalized, rather than focused and specific, that it might. You can bet lawsuits will be filed by the end of the week.

He added that without imposing limits, “existing power plants can still dump unlimited amounts of harmful carbon pollution into the air weekly.

“For the sake of our kids, for the health and safety of all Americans, that’s about to change.”

So, this same guy who’s super worried about “the kids” took a fossil fueled convoy to play golf, then jumped in a fossil fueled helicopter for a quick trip over to boarding his massive fossil fueled airplane. Notice that he’s wearing the same outfit as in the top photo.

Obama argued that the plans will lead to lower energy bills for everyday Americans and create jobs in the renewable energy sector.

Yeah. Sure they will. How often do huge, restrictive regulations like this cause consumer prices to ever decrease? Never. Getting beyond the massive spin from the White House, EPA, and Cult of Climastrology groups, those who live in the real world understand that power plant regulations tend to be all economic cost, no benefit, including absolutely no benefit in “stopping climate change”.

Let’s not forget that the Supreme Court just shot down the EPA’s 2012 power plant regulations, stating that they didn’t account the cost of regulations. What’s the over/under on these set to be announced regulations failing to consider costs?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/01/if-all-you-see-1569/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/01/if-all-you-see-1569/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:00:48 +0000 the anemic economic growth how is a horrible rising sea jogging week the lonely conservative a warmist the blog a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40305 …is a horrible rising sea, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Lonely Conservative, with a post on the anemic economic growth.

How could I not end jogging week with Bo?

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Surprise: Jeb Bush Starts Showing His Cult Of Climastrology Membership http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/01/surprise-jeb-bush-starts-showing-his-cult-of-climastrology-membership/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/08/01/surprise-jeb-bush-starts-showing-his-cult-of-climastrology-membership/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:50:00 +0000 republican presidential hopeful jeb bush long jeb bush lets slip a bit ibt bloomberg bna solutions the long haul hollowing industrial core adapt the possibilities humans contribute http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40297 We’ve long known that Jeb Bush is a “climate change” believer, and, much like Newt Gingrich, is a fan of government solutions. He lets this slip a bit

(IBT) Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said in an interview published Thursday that humans contribute to climate change. Bush, in a departure from recent comments, said that the United States should adapt and make changes to stop climate change, while keeping the country’s finances in mind.

“I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg BNA. “I think it’s appropriate to recognize this and invest in the proper research to find solutions over the long haul but not be alarmists about it.”

He goes on to equivocate a bit with not wanting to damage the economy, but what he’s really advocating are central government rules and regulations.

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