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 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.5 If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/05/if-all-you-see-1542/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/05/if-all-you-see-1542/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:00:14 +0000 is evil concrete causing vast carbon pollution lefties hounding a 12 year obama critic american flag girls time politics and yeah a warmist the blog wing news a post http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40017 …is evil concrete causing vast carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Right Wing News, with a post on lefties hounding a 12 year old Obama critic out of politics.

And, yeah, it’s still American Flag girls time, through the week.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/05/sorta-blogless-sunday-pinup-493/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/05/sorta-blogless-sunday-pinup-493/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:28:52 +0000 the beach features rule 5 saturday abigail ratchford and gigi murdered a sanctuary city and saturday’s larwyn’s linx lindsey pelas july 4th the linkaround and a friday night babe and vintage babe alyssa miller and emily ratajkowski vintage july 4th babes surber notes the real reason the dukes patterico pontification covers san fransisco http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40013

Happy Sunday! Did everyone have a great Independence Day? This pinup is by Ren Wicks, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Jo Nova wonders if there should be panic over IPCC global warming numbers
  2. A View From The Beach features a serious Darwin Awards contestant
  3. Blazing Cat Fur notes that “reasoning” is now consider White Privilege
  4. Capitalism Is Freedom discusses disgusting things hiding in your food
  5. Fire Andrea Mitchell notes that the big march in SC was a big bust
  6. Gay Patriot notes how the left celebrates the 4th
  7. House of Eratosthenes discusses our Nationalized Moral Reasoning
  8. Jammie Wearing Fools notes that yet another anti-gay incident was, shockingly, fake
  9. Legal Insurrection has a preview of things to come vis a vis the GOP primaries
  10. Moobattery notes liberal support of another cop shooter
  11. Pamela Geller notes dhimmitude in a UK school
  12. Patterico’s Pontification covers San Fransisco’s sanctuary city policy leading to murder
  13. Powerline discusses out of control green taxes in the UK
  14. Public Secrets notes that there is no compromise with culture warriors
  15. And last, but not least, Raised On Hoecakes covers the Democrats horrible racist past

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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Should County Clerks Be Given “Conscientious Objector” Status On Gay Marriage? http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/05/should-county-clerks-be-given-conscientious-objector-status-on-gay-marriage/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/05/should-county-clerks-be-given-conscientious-objector-status-on-gay-marriage/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:03:49 +0000 religious clerks conscientiously object participating personally issuing marriage licenses an unsecured private email server imagine a private company suddenly supreme court’s decision declaring same sex marriage a fundamental week county clerks and local magistrates illegal immigration sanctuary cities giving legal status clerks and judges opt conscientious objector status http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40011 An interesting question posed by the Christian Science Monitor (via Hot Air headlines)

Gay marriage: Can religious clerks conscientiously object to issuing licenses?

After the US Supreme Court’s decision declaring same-sex marriage a fundamental right last week, many county clerks and local magistrates soon found themselves at the center of new questions about the scope of religious liberty and the civic responsibilities required by their jobs.

Should there be a kind of “conscientious objector” or religious exemption status for those with deeply held religious objections to same-sex marriage, if other government employees are available to provide couples with their constitutionally guaranteed rights? Can clerks and judges opt out of participating in personally issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples?

Now, many will say “hey, they’re government employees, so they are required to uphold the edicts as put out by the government. So what if it wasn’t legal prior to them being hired”. But, what of people who voluntarily join the military, then decide that they do not want to actually participate in military action? Many are given that conscientious objector status, despite knowing what the military does. Liberals certainly do not say “well, that person should resign, or be booted out”, do they? What of someone who has had a job for a long time, and is now being told to do something which infringes on their 1st Amendment provided Right to religious freedom?

Of course, some people are more equal than others. It’s apparently OK to infringe on some people’s Rights.

But on Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four couples – two same-gender and two opposite-gender – who were denied marriage licenses in a jurisdiction east of Lexington, where a clerk has refused to issue them to anyone.

The Kentucky branch of the ACLU said in statement that the clerk “has the absolute right to believe whatever she wants about God, faith, and religion, but as a government official who swore an oath to uphold the law, she cannot pick and choose who she is going to serve, or which duties her office will perform based on her religious beliefs.”

Interesting. As rogerb notes at the Hot Air link “The exact same people who supported Obama choosing which parts of Obamacare to implement and which parts to delay will tell you no, they can’t.” Truth boom.

Let’s consider how often elected officials pick and choose which laws they want to enforce. Think about illegal immigration. Sanctuary cities. Giving legal status to DREAMERS and others via executive amnesty. Releasing low (and high) level criminal offenders who are illegal aliens. Remember how Obama shut down parks and such, denying access to US citizens, then allowed a group of illegal aliens to hold a protest?

Imagine a company deciding to delete tens of thousands of emails, after using an unsecured private email server. Imagine a private company suddenly having a massive computer hard drive malfunction right as a serious issue of negligence came to light. Imagine a group running guns into Mexico. There are lots and lots of ways in which Team Obama has decided which laws to enforce, and which to not. Heck, even breaking the law. Let’s be clear, Republicans will pick and choose at times, too. Team Obama, though, stated they would refuse to defend DOMA, despite being The Law.

If Liberals want county clerks, and private citizens who are bakers and such, to be forced to violate their religious beliefs or face the consequences, they should also believe that Team Obama, including Barack, should face the consequences of failing to uphold the law, right?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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New Republic: Your Hot Dogs And Burgers Are Killing The Planet http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/new-republic-your-hot-dogs-and-burgers-are-killing-the-planet/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/new-republic-your-hot-dogs-and-burgers-are-killing-the-planet/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:24:19 +0000 july avoid the traditional barbecue fare snip cow digestion and manure methane climastrology ruin july 4th celebrations a black bean burger say americans skip the summer cookouts and fireworks swap beef burger methane the energy and water needed hot dog and burger http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40008 Warmists are always such buzz-kills. Interestingly, most will be part of the (supposed and totally fake) problem, refusing to practice what they preach

This Is What Your Hot Dog and Burger Are Doing to the Planet

When Americans fire up their grills on Independence Day, they’ll dump up to 882 million pounds of carbon pollution into the atmosphere—the equivalent of burning 2,145 railcars of coal. And that doesn’t even include the carbon burned just by driving to July 4 celebrations or the pollution that leeches from fireworks displays.

While it’s unlikely those stats will convince most Americans to skip the summer cookouts and fireworks, there is a less socially obtrusive way to be more environmentally responsible on the Fourth of July: Avoid the traditional barbecue fare. (snip)

Red meat has the biggest environmental footprint, which is largely a result from the methane produced by cow digestion and manure. Methane is anywhere between 25 to 36 times more potent than carbon over 100 years. The process of raising and delivering beef to your grill results in 27 kilograms of carbon-equivalent emissions, four times as much as chicken, and 13 times as much as vegeterian options. Since chickens aren’t responsible for high levels of methane, and because they require less feed than cows, they account for fewer emissions overall. But vegetarian fare has the smallest climate impact.

The average American already bears more blame for climate change than citizens anywhere else, thanks to the country’s position as the world’s biggest polluter historically and its high emissions-per-capita. So do your part this holiday weekend: Swap that beef burger for a black-bean burger.

Say, doesn’t eating lots of bean produce lots of methane? Think about all the energy and water needed to grow the bean, then all the fossil fuels needed to get them to market, then the energy needed to cook them. Then the flatulence. Maybe it would be better if we all starved to death.

I have to wonder how many members of the Cult of Climastrology are going to ruin July 4th celebrations by nagging their friends and relatives.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/if-all-you-see-1541/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/if-all-you-see-1541/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:00:37 +0000 daughter clara congratulations cassie and husband matt plus a wonderful post cassie fiano happy birthday scroll the feedreader victory girls blog a patriot the blog the awesome nation the birth http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40006 …is the flag of the most awesome nation ever, you might just be a Patriot!

The blog of the day is Victory Girls Blog, with a post on the birth of Cassie Fiano’s second daughter, Clara! Congratulations Cassie and husband Matt!

Plus a wonderful post saying Happy Birthday to America!

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to scroll through the feedreader to link up all those blogging the 4th.

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Warmist Joe Romm: Declaration Of Independence Is Totally Linked To Climate Change! http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/warmist-joe-romm-declaration-of-independence-is-totally-linked-to-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/warmist-joe-romm-declaration-of-independence-is-totally-linked-to-climate-change/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:38:45 +0000 count george soros funded joe romm out is the declaration nature clear americans can’t achieve sustainable prosperity don’t aggressively embrace the clean energy transition starting immediately and inalienable rights include life centuries widespread dust bowlification current emissions path nationally and globally protect inalienable rights protect inalienable rights http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40004 Members of the Cult of Climastrology have actually been rather quiet in linking Independence Day to “climate change” this year. When in doubt, though, never count George Soros funded Joe Romm out

Is The Declaration of Independence A ‘Scientific Paper’?

Nearly twelve score years ago, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Interdependence:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Okay, the Declaration of Interdependence sounds a lot like the Declaration of Independence.

By saying that it is a self-evident truth that all humans are created equal and that our inalienable rights include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, our Founding Fathers were telling us that we are all in this together, that we are interdependent, that we have a moral duty to protect these inalienable rights for all humans. President Lincoln, perhaps above all others, was instrumental in making clear that the second sentence of the Declaration was “a moral standard to which the United States should strive,” as Wikipedia puts it. (WT note: all bold is by Joe)

A moral duty to protect those inalienable rights? Well, perhaps not for all humans, but, certainly all US Citizens and those we allow to legally enter our wonderful country. Anyhow, Joe must be going somewhere with all this, right? After a bit of discussion about the Founding Father’s belief in science (funny, on any other day, Lefties are calling the FFs racists and big meanies), we get to Joe’s actual point

Today, it is the laws of Nature, studied and enumerated by scientists, that make clear we are poised to render those unalienable rights all but unattainable for billions of humans on our current path of unrestricted greenhouse gas emissions. It is the laws of Nature that make clear Americans can’t achieve sustainable prosperity if the rest of the world doesn’t, and vice versa.

He continues on with the Derp

It is immoral for one generation to destroy another generation’s vital soil — or its livable climate. Hence it is unimaginably immoral to Dustbowlify their soil and ruin their livable climate irreversibly for many centuries if not millennia. Yet that is what we are currently on track to do according to a 2015 NASA study — along with many other recent studies.

Let’s return to the Declaration of (Inter)dependence. Ironically — or perhaps intentionally — the toughest inalienable right to maintain is “the pursuit of happiness.” Certainly, the catastrophic global warming we know we face (thanks to our understanding of the laws of nature) threatens life and liberty (see “Syria Today Is A Preview Of Memorial Day, 2030“).

But if we keep listening to the deniers and delayers, if we fail to sharply reverse our current emissions path nationally and globally, then we are headed toward 4°C (7°F) planetary warmingor more by century’s end — with sea level rise of 4 to 6 feet or higher, rising perhaps six to twelve inches a decade or more for centuries, widespread Dust-Bowlification, a large fraction of species extinct, and much of the ocean a hot, acidic dead zone.

This obviously means we have to destroy the current economy

If we don’t aggressively embrace the clean energy transition starting immediately — and help lead the entire world to a similar transition — then the Ponzi scheme we call the global economy will probably be in some stage of obvious collapse by our 250th anniversary, July 4, 2026.

What will we replace it with, Joe? He won’t say it, but, like most Warmists, he certainly wants a command economy, a progressive one, whereby everything is controlled, and quite a bit owned, by the government, especially the central government. Are you seeing a main point in why Hotcoldwetdry is being pushed by Progressives yet?

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NY Times: Obamacare Looking For Big Rate Increases For 2016 http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/ny-times-obamacare-looking-for-big-rate-increases-for-2016/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/ny-times-obamacare-looking-for-big-rate-increases-for-2016/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:16:18 +0000 the ultra rightwingnut ny times health insurance companies seek big rate increases 2014 requested rate increases averaging 45 percent scaled back blue cross and blue shield plans market leaders 2016 health insurance companies insurance executives jesse ellis o’brien ocare “our enrollees generated 24 percent the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews seeking rate increases http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=40002 Those darned ultra-conservative Ocare haters at the ultra-rightwingnut NY Times

Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews with insurance executives.

Jesse Ellis O’Brien, a health advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, said: “Rate increases will be bigger in 2016 than they have been for years and years and will have a profound effect on consumers here. Some may start wondering if insurance is affordable or if it’s worth the money.”

The hell you say! Of course, these are just the premiums. Will deductibles, already generally unaffordable, stay the same?

It is far from certain how many of the rate increases will hold up on review, or how much they might change. But already the proposals, buttressed with reams of actuarial data, are fueling fierce debate about the effectiveness of the health law.

That’s because there tends to be pools of sicker and older people signing up, and, it’s great that they have insurance. Someone has to pay for it, though. Instead of putting together a package that would actually address methods that would actually make the plans affordable and stable, we got Ocare.

“Our enrollees generated 24 percent more claims than we thought they would when we set our 2014 rates,” said Nathan T. Johns, the chief financial officer of Arches Health Plan, which covers about one-fourth of the people who bought insurance through the federal exchange in Utah. As a result, the company said, it collected premiums of $39.7 million and had claims of $56.3 million in 2014. It has requested rate increases averaging 45 percent for 2016.

Many companies are finding out that they aren’t just spending the required 80%, but 100% or more. Of course, don’t feel too bad for the companies, who were cheerleaders for the law.

The law is so complicated, and structurally deficient, that it may well collapse under its own weight. Which will lead to calls for a simpler law that actually addresses ways to cover citizens at an affordable rate single payer. Because that’s the ultimate goal: a health system run by and controlled by the Federal government.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Happy Independence Day! http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/happy-independence-day-3/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/04/happy-independence-day-3/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:03:14 +0000 a bad day a bad day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39999

Never a bad day for a patriotic pinup.

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Mussels To Totally Become Poisonous From Hotcoldwetdry Or Something http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/03/mussels-to-totally-become-poisonous-from-hotcoldwetdry-or-something/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/03/mussels-to-totally-become-poisonous-from-hotcoldwetdry-or-something/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:14:16 +0000 rising sea temperatures turn the dinner table favourite poisonous mussels inedible mussels oysters and sake acknowledging inside baseball occasionally poisonous humans prediction climate change models predict garbage garbage today scary fable http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39997 Today’s scary fable from the Cult Of Climastrology

(UK Telegraph) Mussels will become inedible within the next 100 years as rising sea temperatures turn the dinner table favourite poisonous to humans, scientists have found.

A study has indicated that a change in temperature of just 2 degrees celsius could make mussels, oysters and other popular shellfish too poisonous for humans to eat.

They must have some serious hard facts to make this prediction

Climate change models* predict that sea temperatures will rise significantly in the next century, causing massive disruption to marine habitats.

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* For sake of acknowledging inside baseball occasionally, we’re talking about the idiocy of garbage in garbage out political belief computer models.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/03/if-all-you-see-1540/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/07/03/if-all-you-see-1540/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:00:52 +0000 is a horrendous hamburger evil meat the beach a warmist the blog a view a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39995 …is a horrendous hamburger made out of evil meat, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is A View From The Beach, with a post on the rain tax repeal.

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