Warmists Are Back To Proclaiming We’re Doomed From Hurricanes

Almost 12 years without a major hurricane making landfall on the continental U.S., well, that meant nothing. This was actually blamed on ‘climate change’, as Warmists proclaimed that anthropogenic climate change driven wind sheer was knocking down the anthropogenic climate change hurricanes.

Now, though, because we’ve had a few, which we all knew was going to happen sooner or later, because Nature does what Nature does, and there tends to be a cyclical period of hurricane action, we are in a situation of future doom

Hurricane Harvey: A fluke or the future?
In the midst of recent powerful storms, Scott Pelley looks at Hurricane Harvey’s destruction to better understand what the future may hold for coastal cities

Like rounds of artillery, hurricanes are coming in a salvo the likes of which we haven’t seen in more than a decade. Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico this past week, was the first Category Four to make a direct hit on the island in 85 years. Last month, Hurricane Harvey was the most ferocious rainstorm ever recorded in the continental U.S. The number of storms is higher than usual but its their intensity that is extremely rare with two Category Fours and two Category Fives making landfall in a month. The question facing America’s coastal cities is this: Is the ferocity of these storms a fluke or the future?

In all fairness, Pelley plays this pretty square, rather than jamming an Agenda down the throats of those watching 60 Minutes. Also, there are many interviewed who did not buy into the Cult of Climastrology talking points. Then he tracks down nutter Katherine Hayhoe

Was the world capital of fossil fuels brought low by climate change? We asked Katherine Hayhoe, a leading atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University.

Katherine Hayhoe: It’s too early to tell. The postmortem will take years so to speak because climate science is all about the long term statistics we can say, absolutely without a doubt, that this hurricane took place over altered background conditions. Our planet is very different today than it would have been 50 or 100 years ago.

To early to tell? She should tell all her Warmist brethren, who are Blamestorming. And, yes, the planet is slightly different. It was much different 200 years ago, during the Little Ice Age. And back before that, during the Global Climate Optimum. Etc.

By “altered background” she means that the oceans of 2017 are on track to be the third warmest on record. Warmer water intensifies hurricanes three ways.

Katherine Hayhoe: First of all, in a warmer world more water evaporates into the atmosphere and so when a storm like a hurricane comes along there is so much more water vapor sitting up there for the hurricane to sweep up and dump on us. The second reason is sea level rise.

Interestingly, the hurricanes developed over cooler than normal water. Sea level rise is below what one would expect during a Holocene warm period, as I’ve written ad nauseum.

Scott Pelley: Water expands when it’s heated.

Katherine Hayhoe: And that means when a hurricanes come along the storm surges on average will be stronger because there is more water behind them. And then the third way that we expect climate change to affect hurricanes is through warmer ocean waters. More energy, more power will be available to hurricanes in the future enabling them to intensify faster if conditions are right, as well as become more intense.

Many scientists were proclaiming that the storm surge from Harvey and Irma, and especially Harvey, was lower than expected. Huh.

Anyhow, this is all about making scary prognostications without evidence that it is caused by Mankind. A warmer world is nothing new. Sooner or later the atmosphere will flip to cooling.

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GOP Immigration Plan Will Legalize Up To 2.5 Million Illegals

If it doesn’t include the notion that the people who “sinned”, as in the talking point from pro-illegal alien folks “we shouldn’t punish the children for the sins of their parents”, should be deported for intentionally breaking our laws and violating our sovereignty, then it’s a non-starter. We should not reward criminal behavior

GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’

Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce his “conservative Dream Act” on Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.”

The North Carolina Republican and cosponsor James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, will pitch the plan as “merit-based” relief that must be earned — and, critically, not “amnesty,” according to Republican talking points obtained by McClatchy. But unlike other merit-based immigration proposals that limit new immigrants from entering the country based on their job skills, this proposal would limit who can remain in the country based on their years of American education, work experience or military service.

“Choosing between either mass deportation of Dreamers or blanket amnesty is a false choice,” the lawmakers argue, according to the talking points. “There is a third option: an organized process by which talented and hard-working young Americans can earn legal status.”

Well, obviously, pro-illegal folks will be upset with this, but, then, they’d be upset with any legislation that doesn’t simply offer blanket amnesty for all illegals.

All applicants will have to pass a medical examination and be “extreme vetted.” The vetting will include three separate rounds of security and background checks to ensure they have no criminal history and pose no national security threat. The first check would happen when the immigrant enters the program followed by a second check after five years. The third check comes after 15 years, if and when the immigrant applies to become a citizen.

That time frame will drive the pro-illegals nuts, but, it makes sense that if illegals want citizenship, they have to earn it. And it very much expands the disqualifying crimes from previous bills. But, it doesn’t mean citizenship for all

The proposal would grant high school graduates without a serious criminal record conditional immigration status for a five-year period. During that time, if they earn a higher-education degree, serve in the military or stay employed, they could apply for permanent residency and, eventually, citizenship.

They have to earn it, and it would only apply to those who entered prior to January 1, 2012, and were younger than 16.

This all begs the question: what measures are included to disincentive illegals from coming in the future? I guess we’ll have to see the bill to know.

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Did Trump Actually Win With All The Entitled Players Protesting?

Personally, I still think Trump was wrong to interject himself into the debate: it’s below the station of POTUS. Many have theories on why he did this, from Trump being Trump, to attempting to distract from Russia Russia Russia, to wanting people to talk about this for various reasons, and so forth. But, did Trump lose the day? The Daily Caller’s Scott Greer has an interesting take

Trump Wins When The NFL Takes A Knee

In reality, Trump has taken the side of the flag and provoked multi-millionaire athletes into opposing patriotism. When several players for the New England Patriots took a knee during the anthem on Sunday, their own fans booed them. So do fans of the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins when members of those respective teams knelt.

There are hardly two more liberal, anti-Trump areas in America than the Boston and D.C. metropolitan areas. Yet even football fans who live there can’t stand protests against the anthem.

Rather than earning sympathy for free speech, more players joining in the protest is more likely to alienate NFL fans from the game. Polling last year showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans thought that politics should be kept off the field. The number one reason for declining NFL ratings was due to national anthem protests, according to ESPN, of all places.

Hardcore Patriots fans booing their own team is not a good sign that the NFL is going to come out on top in its war with the president.

Trump’s involvement in the debate over national anthem protests shows him once again stepping into his kind of cultural war. No longer tied to religious or moral concerns, Trump’s forays into the culture war typically revolve around questions of national identity and pit middle Americans against various elites.

Think on that last sentence. Regular America vs the Elitists. Surveys show that the viewership of the NFL leans very much Republican, and these are people with high turnout for elections, meaning that they are people who pay attention to politics. That does not bode well when pampered, elitist, multimillionaires protest on the field during the National Anthem, showing how much they hate America, and how much they hate the patriotic citizens who attend the games, watch them on TV, and buy the merchandise.

What will the NFL owners do when they start losing over a billion dollars because those same fans are not going to games, not paying for parking, not buying merchandise, and not watching on TV, which would cause advertising rates to plummet?

If the NFL players really want to Do Something, instead of being disrespectful to their fans they should get out in the communities and put their money and time where their mouths are. Where were all the Ravens players when there were 6 shootings, resulting in 4 deaths and 2 shot, in Baltimore Saturday night? Guess which race was involved in all? Baltimore is 65% Black, why are the Ravens not getting involved in helping those people out?

Of course, perhaps Trump is winning the fight, but, it’s all of us who lose, because we tune the NFL out. We lose the fun of watching a game. It will be interesting to see what happens with the ratings for this past Sunday, and future Sundays if this continues.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…are leaves dying due to carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Blazing Cat Fur, with a post on the Swedish public turning against “refugees.”

Sorry, not redheads week, gotta clean out the IAYS folder, but, still have a few reds leftover.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup Freeman Elliot

Happy Sunday! Another gorgeous day in America. The Sun is shining, the birds are singing, the squirrels are squirreling. This pinup is by Freeman Elliot, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. The First Street Journal discusses Deplorables 2.0
  2. The Deplorable Climate Science Blog covers Arctic fraud in the NY Times
  3. 357 Magnum wonders about calling 911 and having no one answer
  4. Allen B. West covers Black pastors suing Coca Cola for being raaaaacist
  5. Chicks On The Right notes the snowflakes winning in Berkeley, as free speech week is cancelled
  6. Creeping Sharia covers protection of Islamists in Canada
  7. Evil Blogger Lady wonders if Trump was baiting the NFL and NBA
  8. Gay Patriot notes Feminists still freaking out over Wonder Woman
  9. Jihad Watch notes lesbians living in terror from Islamists
  10. Legal Insurrection wonders if there should be concern over Blue staters moving to Red states
  11. Moonbattery covers Elizabeth Warren having trouble squaring her 1%er life with her Marxist rhetoric
  12. Pacific Pundit notes who attacked people with acid in London yet again
  13. Powerline says Steph Curry wants to have it both ways
  14. Raised On Hoecakes says Trump and the Golden State Warriors need to grow up
  15. And last, but not least, Right Wing News has 5 reasons Dreamers shouldn’t be given amnesty

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.

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Steph Curry Says Trump’s Comments Are Beneath The Office: He’s Right

President Donald Trump has decided to involve himself in sports

(The Hill) Steph Curry fired back at President Trump for disinviting him from the White House earlier Saturday, saying it was “beneath” his position to publicly attack him.

The Golden State Warriors star said it was “surreal” for him to wake up and see that Trump had revoked his invitation to the White House on Twitter.

“I don’t know why he feels the need to target certain individuals rather than others,” Curry said.

“I have an idea of why, but, it’s just kind of beneath, I think, a leader of a country to go that route. It’s not what leaders do.”

Trump is facing backlash for uninviting Curry from the White House in a tweet early Saturday. Several star athletes like LeBron James have criticized Trump for the move, with James saying that Trump was using sports to divide the nation.

This is over Steph Curry saying he wouldn’t go to the White House, meaning he started this issue first. And this from the Washington Post

President Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League and several prominent sports figures, including the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem .

In a span of roughly 12 hours, as the sports world would typically be gearing up for college football and baseball’s pennant races, Trump ensnared and agitated the most powerful sports league in North America and angered NBA superstars Stephen Curry and LeBron James. His comments set the stage for potential mass protest Sunday along NFL sidelines.

At a political rally Friday in Huntsville, Ala., Trump called on NFL owners to release players who demonstrated during the national anthem in the manner of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt last season to draw attention to police violence against African Americans. Saturday morning on Twitter, Trump rescinded a White House visit invitation to Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, although it is unclear whether the Warriors had been invited in the first place.

Of course, the usual suspects are saying this is a dark racial sentiment, that this is racial demagoguery.

Now, we can debate the merits of the spoiled, entitled athletes who kneel but do little to nothing in the black communities which have crime rates well beyond their population percentage, poor education standards, and low economic standards. We can debate athletes and teams refusing to go to the White House. They are legitimate issues.

What we shouldn’t be debating is Trump involving himself in such a manner into sports, nor blasting private citizens engaged in their 1st Amendment Rights, nor calling out specific citizens in such a manner. Why? We all damned sure called out Barack Obama when he did the same, did we not? I sure did. I had a big problem with Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas refusing to go the White House after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup just because Obama. What Trump did was beneath the office of POTUS.

Now, we all know that the same Liberals and their news media had no problem with Mr. Obama blasting private citizens, companies, nor entities. Nor blasting police officers with no facts or wrong facts. They had no problem with Obama targeting conservatives via his IRS. Nor did they have a problem when Obama was insulting/throwing under the bus all sorts of people and groups (the list was getting so long I stopped years ago.)

I said it during the primaries and general election, Trump needs to understand who to attack and who to not attack. He needs to understand the propriety, which is much bigger now that he is president. Vox Day wrote in his fantastic book about dealing with SJWs that people need to understand when to attack. Many on the Trump train may like what Trump is doing now, but, they should ask themselves the question “would I be mad if it was Hillary doing this? If she was attacking my side from the platform of President? Would I find this beneath the office?”

Now, regardless of what people think, Trump seems to have a plan whenever he does crazy things. Perhaps he has a plan that we do not see for this. Perhaps he’s attempting to get people to talk about race and race relations. It doesn’t matter. The spirit of the First Amendment is that Government should not assault private citizens and entities for engaging in their Rights. Trump needs to take a chill.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…are carbon pollution clouds creating shadows, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Daley Gator, with a post on the need to now cleanse street names.

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California, Quebec, And Ontario Are Totally “Insurgent Forces” In Fight Against ‘Climate Change” Or Something

Insurgents, you guys! You know, at things like artificially raising the cost of living for their citizens while also taking more taxes/fees and restricting freedom, all for a nebulous idea that is not proven by Science

Ontario, Quebec, and California ink climate-change deal

The most powerful sub-national leader in the world says he, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec’s Philippe Couillard are “insurgent forces” in the global fight to curb climate change.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, whose state has the world’s sixth-largest economy — larger than that of Canada, France or India — said it does not matter what President Donald Trump or the U.S. Congress does to try to derail efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Whatever anyone else does and whatever Mr. Trump does in Washington, China is on the move with a carbon market,” Brown said in Quebec City as California, Quebec and Ontario signed an agreement to formally link their carbon markets.

“There’s a lot of money on the other side and that’s the status quo. We’re the insurgent forces transforming. That’s where it’s at. In our systems, the sub-national jurisdictions have a power,” he said, noting states and provinces can oversee clean-air standards, building codes, and promote electric vehicles.

Quite frankly, I don’t think Trump cares one way or another. Funny how Jerry is suddenly interested in State’s Rights….wait, isn’t the notion of States Rights now considered racist?

Regardless, they’re insurgents!

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Huff Post: Hey, Let’s Hold Disaster Money Hostage To Legalize The Dreamers

This missive comes way of Cesar Vargas, Esquire, the first illegal alien to be admitted to the NY Bar, and who has stumped for people to….continue breaking U.S. immigration laws.

Let’s Make a Deal on Immigration: Dream Act with Money to Rebuild Houston, Puerto Rico, Mexico

Realistically, everything you need to know is in the headline: hold disaster money hostage to provide some sort of legal status for lawbreakers.

This radical policy change was followed with news that an agreement had been forged between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and President Trump, allowing for a legislative solution for Dreamers in exchange for extensive “border enforcement”.

This is unacceptable. The American people are demanding urgent legislation that secures a path to citizenship — like the DREAM Act — for those young immigrants affected by the loss of DACA.

Even two-thirds of Trump supporters believe Dreamers should be allowed to stay and become citizens.

An acceptable compromise, however, could be the Dream Act in exchange for funds to provide immediate relief to Houston, Puerto Rico, and Mexico who have suffered extensive destruction by raging hurricanes and earthquakes.

Apparently, holding needed relief funds hostage is acceptable among those who support continuous violations of U.S. law.

We can’t throw our families and other immigrants under the bus in exchange for green cards. We can, however, make a deal to pass the Dream Act with billions to rebuild our nation.

They aren’t “our”: they are “theirs”.

I’ll make a counter offer: legal status for Dreamers who pass the same standards that those who are attempting to become U.S. citizens the legal way in exchange for self deportation of the people who knowingly violated U.S. laws and sovereignty in bringing the kids (legal status cannot start till the people who brought them leave the U.S., and can be rescinded permanently if they come back illegally), coupled with tough enforcement on the entities that hire illegals and restrictions on all those who would attempt to gain legal status by bringing their children after the legislation is enacted into law. If Mr. Vargas, who is just saying what Democrats are thinking, really wants legal status for the Dreamers, he has to be willing to give something. Holding needed relief money hostage is beyond despicable, but, then, we shouldn’t expect anything different from Democrats.

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NY Times Uses Earthquakes To Bash Trump

Envision in your mind, the members of the NY Times editorial board get together, glasses of fancy wine in hand, caviar on the table, linen napkins gleaming white, and the question at hand is how to bash President Trump over the latest Mexico and Japanese earthquakes. Unpaid interns are called in to work the search engines, till one finds something of interest

Mexico Has Some Earthquake Lessons for the United States

People cannot prevent earthquakes, but they can take steps to minimize the deaths and damage. Many more might have died in Mexico City this week had the country not invested in an early warning system that rang alarms just before the catastrophic earthquake struck. The United States, which has been slow to finish a similar system on the West Coast, can learn from Mexico’s example.

(Discussion of what an early warning system can do)

The United States Geological Survey is building a warning system called ShakeAlert for California, Oregon and Washington. A prototype is up and running. But Congress has not appropriated the money to finish it. Officials say just 40 percent of the necessary field stations have been built so far. The Geological Survey says that it would cost $38 million to finish the system and $16 million a year to operate it. Congress appropriated just $10.2 million in the current fiscal year. (California and private foundations have also contributed money to the project over the years.)

Not mentioned is that this is pretty much only viable for magnitude 7 earthquakes and up. It can recognize lower level earthquakes, to be sure. It will only help those in the intermediate range, because those close have no warning, and those further away pretty much do not get damage. That’s per ShakeAlert. Oh, and there other systems that are reported to be much less costly and pretty much as reliable. And California, including Governor Jerry Brown, has been reticent in providing their own funding. Regardless of it all, this is the point

Worse still, President Trump’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which is inhospitable to a broad range of science-based projects, proposed eliminating the program entirely. This makes no sense, particularly when you consider that the annual federal budget is about $4 trillion and that the price tag of just one F-35 fighter jet is nearly $100 million. The United States can afford to spend a few million dollars to provide earthquake warnings to states that are home to 50 million people, or nearly one in six Americans.

If it wasn’t this, they’d find another way to bash Trump. That’s what they do.

Is it a worthy project? Perhaps. We’d have to dig into the papers on it, but, if so, why is California not interested in paying for it? Again, it doesn’t matter in context, because this is about attacking Mr. Trump, nothing more, nothing less. The Editorial Board sure didn’t care when Mr. Obama was in office.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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