If All You See…

…is horrible heat snow from carbon pollution which causes the climate crisis, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Bookworm Room, with a post on thoughts on the current state of the 2020 election.

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ICE Defies California, Arrests Two Illegals At Sonoma County Courthouse

Guess what? Federal law supersedes California law when it comes to immigration (via Blazing Cat Fur through PJ Media)

ICE flouts state law in arresting two people at Northern California courthouse

U.S. immigration agents have arrested two people at a Northern California courthouse, including a man detained in a hallway on his way to a hearing, flouting a new state law requiring a judicial warrant to make immigration arrests inside such facilities.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made the arrests Tuesday at Sonoma County Superior Court, prompting an outcry from criminal justice and court officials who said the action undermines local authority and deters immigrants who are in the country illegally from participating in the U.S. justice system.

ICE said in a statement that California’s law doesn’t supersede federal law and “will not govern the conduct of federal officers acting pursuant to duly enacted laws passed by Congress that provide the authority to make administrative arrests of removable aliens inside the United States.”

“Our officers will not have their hands tied by sanctuary rules when enforcing immigration laws to remove criminal aliens from our communities,” David Jennings, ICE’s field office director in San Francisco, said in the statement.

See, their job is to capture, detain, and deport people here in contradiction to federal law, and getting them at courthouses is safer for ICE officers

Sonoma County Dist. Atty. Jill Ravitch, Public Defender Kathleen Pozzi and San Francisco Dist. Atty. Chesa Boudin condemned the arrests for undermining public safety. Sonoma County Counsel Bruce Goldstein called ICE’s actions lawless because the agents had no warrants.

“It’s now going to put total fear in the community,” Pozzi said in an interview with the Press Democrat. “People aren’t going to come to court. Victims will refuse to show up. Witnesses will refuse to show up … cases will have to get dismissed.”

If they’re here illegally, they should be afraid. ICE is empowered to detain all here illegally. They don’t need warrants. One of the men was in court because he had been “arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence and misdemeanor drunken driving charges stemming from an incident involving a girlfriend.”

Oh, and then

Sonoma County officials condemn ICE arrests. 24 hours later, 2 more were detained

Apparently, there were originally 3 arrested on that first day. If the illegals are going to criminal court, doesn’t that mean they have done something wrong besides just being in the nation illegally?

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Who’s Up For Some Omnicide With Our ‘Climate Change’ (scam)?

This is one I’ve seen cropping up on climate Twitter, and now we have

From Climate Change to Omnicide

As this decade dawns, we are confronted with the reality of climate crisis—both in the image of uncontainable fires raging across the Australian bush, and in the voices of young people speaking truth to power and calling out for their future and the living Earth. This man-made crisis, caused by carbon emissions and our treating the Earth as an endless resource to be exploited, is no longer an image of a potentially dangerous future, but is our present reality.

And as this future has arrived with smoke-filled air, its vocabulary has evolved: from the innocuous sounding “climate change,” to “climate crisis,” and now “climate collapse,” gradually awakening us to an accelerating disaster. Our seas polluted with plastic, air toxic, trees burning whether in the Amazon or Australia, we are also including other words to describe the nature of this crisis: ecocide, our deliberate destruction of the natural environment; and most recently: omnicide. Omnicide images a crime “we have previously been unable to witness because we have never imagined it.” Across Australia—with billions of dead animals and birds, and millions of people suffering ill health effects—we are witnessing what the world will look like with three or more degrees warming, “the killing of everything.”

Until now, for most of us, two or three degrees of warming was academic. We may have heard Bill McKibben and others stress the importance of keeping the warming of our Earth at 1.5 degrees Celsius, and the exponential impact of rising to 2 degrees. We understood that cutting carbon emissions to keep within this level is essential to the future of humanity and the living biosphere of the planet. But this belonged to a future we could not see, or touch, or feel, could not even really imagine. Until now. Until we saw and felt the Earth burning, and witnessed the vastness of this destruction, this omnicide.

Most of these issues are actual environmental issues that have nothing to do with anthropogenic climate change. And, let’s not forget the hundreds of people arrested for starting fires in Australia. There have been reports with no proof provided that many of the fires were set by environmental extremists. The author even links the California fires, which, while man-caused, were not due to CO2, but downed power lines and such from negligence. Anyhow, the author, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, really loves the word omnicide

This insecurity, anxiety, is especially affecting young people, who rightly fear for their future, fear that the current system is pushing the Earth beyond its ecological limits. More awake than their parents, they feel that something essential to life is being destroyed, that possibly they won’t die from old age but from climate change. We cannot imagine their future—what it means when the fires continue to burn, the sea levels rise, a world becoming increasingly toxic. Those who counter these dystopian feelings with visions of a green economy, a carbon-neutral world full of new possibilities, do not understand the depths of their fear, of a 20-year-old who finds herself crying during the day and awakening at night in panic. Omnicide points to the end of a way of life—both for humanity and the web of life that supports us.

Unhinged.

To list the level of neglect, shortsighted concern, misplaced focus on profit and power, and outright greed and corruption shown by corporations and politicians is too painful, too distressing. To sell our shared sustainability and life’s multihued diversity, beauty, and wonder—created over millennia—in just a few short years, is too heartbreaking, too vast a crime. “Earth Justice” is a phrase that speaks to this crime, that the Earth itself has rights and needs to be protected.

We can give the Earth justice with a tax, you know.

But as images of raging fires and burning bush fill our screens, it is important to remember that omnicide has already arrived in poor parts of the world. It is vital that we bring racial justice into our understanding of climate collapse, that we recognize what is happening in war-torn Somalia as much as in New South Wales. In a country described as a “failed state,” home to warlords and al-Shabab, climate emergency has already arrived, with the rains and crops failing—extreme weather a direct result of our global climate imbalance.

See, since the climate crisis movement is overwhelmingly dominated by middle and upper class whites, they think blacks can’t take care of themselves, including in areas that have always had issues. Kinda racist. Anyhow, all this justice stuff is meant to take money from your pocket and give it to other people because you owe them. But, these Warmists never give from their own pockets. Weird, eh?

Anyhow, omnicide or something.

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It Starts: Credentialed Media Run Stories That Russia Is Looking To Get Trump Re-Elected

Who’s surprised by this? Especially with all the anonymous sources. Here’s the NY Times

Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.

The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, the president berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place, people familiar with the exchange said. Mr. Trump was particularly irritated that Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and the leader of the impeachment proceedings, was at the briefing.

During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions, arguing that he had been tough on Russia and that he had strengthened European security.

And then the Washington Post

Senior intelligence official told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected

A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments.

After learning of that analysis, which was provided to House lawmakers in a classified hearing, Trump grew angry at his acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, in the Oval Office, seeing Maguire and his staff as disloyal for speaking to Congress about Russia’s perceived preference. The intelligence official’s analysis and Trump’s furious response ­ruined Maguire’s chances of becoming the permanent intelligence chief, according to people familiar with the matter who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

It was not clear what specific steps, if any, U.S. intelligence officials think Russia may have taken to help Trump, according to the individuals.

Now, this is all meant to do two things: first, both these articles, and many others from other outlets, go on to mention Trump’s appointment of Richard Grenell to replace Maguire, so, it’s meant to say that Grenell is compromised.

Second, this is the Democrat leaning Credentialed Media attempting to position that if Trump wins in 2020 it is because of Russia Russia Russia. It’s Excuse Making, just like they did in 2016. Further, that Trump is Putin’s guy and will take care of Russia (hey, remember when Obama tried to stop the interference in 2016? That’s right, he didn’t).

If Putin is saying this stuff, it’s to cause chaos, just like in 2016, because he knows Democrats will lose their minds. Remember the report that Putin wanted Hillary to lose to anybody because she and Obama interfered in Russia’s elections, a “Senior intelligence officials told Time that a Russian military intelligence officer with GRU said his group “was going to cause chaos in the upcoming U.S. election”.

This is about sewing chaos. And making Trump’s upcoming re-election as illegitimate.

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Washington Post: Say, Will Trump Scare Democrats Into Not Being Nutjobs?

EJ Dionne has Thoughts

Will Trump scare some sense into the Democrats?

While the Democratic presidential candidates tear each other to pieces, President Trump is sending a message to the country: The rule of law means nothing to him. He will weaponize the federal government to his own political purposes, and things will only get worse if he’s reelected.

Trump has said many awful things, but here are his most chilling words yet: “I’m actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country.”

Trump as “the chief law enforcement officer” is akin to putting the Houston Astros in charge of policing cheating in Major League Baseball.

It should worry Democrats that as the dangers posed by four more years of Trump (and two more years of a supine GOP Senate) become clearer, their presidential race may be coming down to a choice between a billionaire and a democratic socialist. “ ’Tis the final conflict,” as “The Internationale,” the old anthem of the left, put it. It’s hard to imagine a confrontation more likely to shatter the party.

What follows is lots of whining, including about Trump providing pardons, clemencies, and commutations, which is totes different from when Obama did it, you know. And lots more whining, because

But this is not a normal time. We have seen too many cases in history when authoritarian leaders triumphed because their opponents were so focused on adversaries within their own camp that they lost track of the larger struggle to preserve democracy and free government.

I’m still waiting for some Lefty to explain how, exactly, Trump is authoritarian, and how he is controlling their lives. I mean, isn’t that exactly what most of the Democrats are saying they each want to do?

Thus a modest suggestion: Can these Democratic candidates start competing over who is best positioned to bring together the majority of Americans who disapprove of how Trump is running things? Can they try to prove it by reaching out now to constituencies not part of their own natural base — and by taming the furies within their own factions? Can they look at the smirk on Trump’s face and realize the damage they’ll do our nation if they just pretend that this primary is like every other?

Nope. They’re all nuts, and none of them will reign in the wackadoodle. They’re all trying to see how much they can appeal to the extremists in the Democrat party. And they won’t stop.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible paper book made from killing carbon pollution sucking trees, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Crawdad Hole, with a post on the #NeverTrump unity dream team.

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Trump’s Budget Looks To Slash Funding To Hotcoldwetdry Centers

Knowing what the climate is doing is a good thing. Funding people who are essentially doomsday cultists? Not so much

Trump budget calls for slashing funds to climate science centers

President Trump’s budget proposes closing a network of climate science centers, prompting concerns the administration will hamstring climate change research while booting employees from the federal workforce.

Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget would slash funding for the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers, eliminating all $38 million for research to help wildlife and humans “adapt to a changing climate.”

Rather than fund all eight regional centers along with the national one, the budget instead calls for just one center, at a cost of $20 million.

The restructuring plans follow similar steps employed by the Trump administration, where agencies with research ties are reshuffled or relocated, often prompting a reduction in staff.

Um, wildlife has always adapted to climate changes. They don’t need mankind’s help. Of course, what these centers really do is come out with doomsaying prognostications and recommendations to spend even more money, with the taxpayer funding them. Do we really need 8 apocalyptic centers?

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Your Fault: Hotcoldwetdry To Kill Off All Corals By 2100, So Stop Focusing On Pollution

Apparently, the Doomsday Cult of Climastrology is back to pimping doom for all corals, because their apocalyptic ideas are never shelved for long

Climate change could kill all of Earth’s coral reefs by 2100, scientists warn

Climate change could destroy almost all of Earth’s coral reef habitats by 2100, according to new research.

About 70-90% of all existing coral reefs are expected to disappear in the next 20 years due to warming oceans, acidic water and pollution, said scientists from the University of Hawaii Manoa, who presented their findings Monday at an ocean sciences conference.

“By 2100, it’s looking quite grim,” said Renee Setter, one of the University of Hawaii Manoa researchers, in a press release. (snip)

After examining the world’s oceans, they reached a somber conclusion: “By 2100, few to zero suitable coral habitats will remain.”

Most parts of the ocean where coral reefs live today won’t be suitable by 2045 — and the health and condition of these environments are only likely to get worse by 2100, according to the team’s simulations.

There’s plenty more doom in the screed, but, hey, we can fix this all with a tax and government controlling your life, right?

Obviously, I’m no scientist, but, I can read, and, perhaps these scientists and those writing the doomsday articles can explain why corals, which developed when seas where much warmer and the levels much higher. And that corals like warm water. And that this is all based on computer models and apocalyptic thinking, which is what the CoC is best at.

“Trying to clean up the beaches is great and trying to combat pollution is fantastic. We need to continue those efforts,” Setter said in the release. “But at the end of the day, fighting climate change is really what we need to be advocating for in order to protect corals and avoid compounded stressors.”

Yup, that’s the talk of a cult.

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Comrade Bernie Seems Upset Bloomberg Called Him Out On His Three Homes

The Nevada debate was a sh*t show of attacks followed by attacks followed by attacks, and, while there was lots of bad blood between (especially between Mayor Pete and Amy K), all, it was really aimed at Mikey B. Bloomberg was savaged seconds in. Fake Indian went after him on #MeToo. Others nailed him, and, as noted, Bloomberg spent a lot of money to get dusted on stage (he still has lots of money, though).

But, he landed some jabs, too

‘Cheap shot’: Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after ‘socialism’

Michael Bloomberg attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, with the billionaire former New York City mayor claiming the self-described democratic socialist’s ownership of multiple homes makes him a hypocrite.

Bloomberg also accused Sanders of trying to “throw out capitalism” — something that he said resulted in “communism” in other countries. Sanders called the comparison “a cheap shot.”

“The best-known socialist in the country is a millionaire with three homes,” said Bloomberg, who is worth an estimated $64.2 billion.

Sanders, who is worth an estimated $2.5 million, explained that he has a home in Washington, D.C., where he works as a senator, a home in Burlington, Vt., and “like many in Vermont, I have a summer camp.”

I mean, we all have three homes, right? Especially that summer camp, right? But, regardless, Comrade Bernie is pushing hardcore Modern Socialism, where the government has control of everything. Including your life and your money.

The onstage spat began with Sanders calling Bloomberg’s amassing of more wealth than the bottom 125 million Americans “immoral.”

Bloomberg, who is self-funding his campaign, was unapologetic about his billions.

“I worked hard for it,” he said. “And I am giving it all away.”

After Sanders suggested that billionaires should not exist, given the country’s wealth inequality crisis, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd turned to Bloomberg.

“Mayor Bloomberg, should you exist?” Todd asked.

“I can’t speak for all billionaires,” Bloomberg replied. “All I know is, I’ve been very lucky, made a lot of money and I’m giving it all away to make this country better.”

This is in no way a full defense of Mike, but, he earned that money by working hard and coming up with a fantastic idea. And he spends quite a bit on charity and such. He believes pretty hard in trickle down economics. I listed to an interview with him one Sunday while driving back from the parents house in NJ when he was leaving the mayor’s office, and he talked about wanting millionaires and billionaires and big companies to come to NYC and spread that money and the jobs around. He understands business, and that massive government intervention is a Bad Idea.

Of course, he also wants massive government intervention in the lives of citizens, he wants to take your guns away, he wants to implement ‘climate change’ policies. So, while he may be goo economically as a president, his Nanny State policies are a non-starter. He’d still be better than the rest of the nutjobs.

Regardless, Bernie is the person he needs to hit, and highlighting Bernie’s hypocrisy will probably show up in a Trump commercial if Bernie is the nominee.

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Surprise: EU Green Deal Will Line The Pockets Of The Rich

Well, that’s strange. I thought all these Green New Deals were all about helping the disadvantaged and stuff

The European Green Deal will bypass the poor and go straight to the rich

The European Green Deal is the European commission’s proposed €1tn plan to finance the transition away from fossil fuels to decarbonising Europe’s economy. But the commission quietly dropped the word “new” from original US plans for a green new deal, which of course echo Franklin D Roosevelt’s Depression-era economic New Deal.

Losing that “new” is a signal that the commission does not seek system change through ambitious green macroeconomics and tough regulation of carbon financiers. Rather, it takes a politics as usual, third-way approach that seeks to nudge the market towards decarbonisation.

The macroeconomics of the European Green Deal remains trapped in the black zero logic of austerity. Instead of ambitious green fiscal activism, it mostly reshuffles existing European funds through a logic of seed funding to mobilise private sector money. Public money will be used to take risk out of private business activities and finance a “just transition” mechanism that promises to protect groups like Polish miners after their coal mines close through retraining and reskilling programmes.

Well, really, this is all truly pushed by the rich and powerful to enrich themselves and giving them even more power. Useful Idiots at the lower economic sector follow along, never realizing that they are, in fact, Useful Idiots.

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