If All You See…

…is rising sea meeting a desertified land from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Busted Nuckles, with a post on how the far left is crippling the gun control effort.

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Masks Work? US Hits Highest Number Of One Day COVID Cases Friday

And CNN has found one expert who says US will soon hit 6 digits

Daily Covid-19 cases will hit six digits soon, expert warns, as US reports a one-day high of more than 83,000 infections

The US just marked a harrowing milestone: It recorded its highest one-day number of Covid-19 infections Friday at more than 83,000 — more than 6,000 higher than the country’s previous record set in July.

And as the fall surge continues, the daily numbers will get worse, experts warn.

“We easily will hit six-figure numbers in terms of the number of cases,” Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN Friday night. “And the deaths are going to go up precipitously in the next three to four weeks, following usually new cases by about two to three weeks.”

This comes as the country’s seven-day average of new daily cases surpassed 63,000 Friday — an 84% increase since the average started ticking back up in mid-September, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Health officials say the steep inclines follow the reopening of schools and colleges across the US and have been largely driven by small gatherings — often family events — that are increasingly moving indoors, where the virus is likely to spread.

But, we were told that if everyone wears a mask we wouldn’t have these type of problems. That they would stop the increase, that they keep people from getting it. Dr. Fauci says they work so well they should be mandated

Dr. Anthony Fauci wants all Americans to wear a mask and — contrary to previous statements he’s made on the issue — he now favors a mask mandate in order to make that happen.

Fauci, a physician and immunologist, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the last three decades, told Erin Burnett on CNN’s OutFront Friday evening: “If people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating.”

“There’s going to be a difficulty enforcing it, but if everyone agrees that this is something that’s important, and they mandate it and everybody pulls together and says, you know, we’re going to mandate it but let’s just do it, I think that would be a great idea,” he said.

And Handsy Joe Biden

Speaking in Wilmington, Del. on Friday, Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden said, “First, I’ll go to every governor and urge them to mandate mask wearing in their states and, if they refuse, I’ll go to the mayors and county executives and get local mask requirements in place nationwide.”

Again, perhaps Joe missed that 37 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico have mandates. Yet, even in those states numbers are rising. And rising internationally.

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EU Climate Crisis (scam) Ministers Agree On Plan To “Reshape All Sectors”

This is totally about science, right?

EU environment ministers strike deal on climate crisis bill

European Union environment ministers have struck a deal to make the bloc’s 2050 net zero emissions target legally binding but left a decision on a 2030 emissions-cutting target for leaders to discuss in December.

The landmark climate change law will form the basis for Europe’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions, which will reshape all sectors, from transport to heavy industry, and require hundreds of billions of euros in annual investments.

It will fix in law the EU target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and define the rules for reviewing progress towards climate targets.

Ministers struck a deal on these parts of the law at a meeting in Luxembourg on Friday. None of the 27 member countries rejected the bill, although Bulgaria abstained.

A decision on the most politically sensitive part of the bill – a new 2030 emissions-cutting target – was left for EU leaders to agree, unanimously, at a December meeting.

So, reshape all sectors. It won’t hurt these big-shot politicians, but, what of the average citizen, who can’t afford their energy costs, food, clothing, housing, and their overall cost of living to skyrocket? Why are these EU governments not making their own personal lives and government operations “net zero”, as they’re calling it? Let’s see how they like it before slapping this on the average citizen.

But, hey, if these Europeans say they want to Do Something about ‘climate change’, let them be the experimental group, that way we can see the results of the plans. And the Warmists aren’t allowed to complain.

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Washington Post Very Upset Over Trump EO Which Allows Many Federal Bureaucrats To Be Fired Like In Private Sector

When it comes to being a federal employee, it is almost impossible to fire them, even with gross incompetence/wrongdoing. They are highly protected, their unions keep them safe, and their unions have essentially had their contracts backed by elected Democrats, who then receive lots of campaign cash. Why do federal workers even need a union? Isn’t a union meant to protect employees from bad bosses? Democrats say government is awesome! Anyhow, the Washington Post Editorial Board is Upset

Trump’s newest executive order could prove one of his most insidious

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S newest executive order, signed without fanfare this week, could prove one of his most insidious.

The directive from the White House, issued late Wednesday, sounds technical: creating a new “Schedule F” within the “excepted service” of the federal government for employees in policymaking roles, and directing agencies to determine who qualifies. Its implications, however, are profound and alarming. It gives those in power the authority to fire more or less at will as many as tens of thousands of workers currently in the competitive civil service, from managers to lawyers to economists to, yes, scientists. This week’s order is a major salvo in the president’s onslaught against the cadre of dedicated civil servants whom he calls the “deep state” — and who are really the greatest strength of the U.S. government.

The administration grounds its action in the need to rid itself of “poor performers.” Certainly, there’s room for reform to the cumbersome process required to remove those who fall short of standards. But this president’s criteria for determining satisfactory performance begin and end with personal loyalty. The White House admitted last winter to seeking to purge from payrolls those deemed insufficiently reliable — the “bad people,” in Mr. Trump’s words. The protections for career civil servants currently in place at least put some roadblocks on that path, hence this legally dubious plan to erase those protections with a touch of organizational sleight of hand. Not only will politically motivated firing become easier, but it will also be easier to hire those who meet Mr. Trump’s standards: obsequiousness and, more often than not, a lack of qualifications. With no competitive process in place, leaders can appoint whom they please — or rather, who pleases them.

In other words, federal government employees will learn what it’s like to work in the private sector, where doing the wrong thing can get you fired. Where working against your company can get your fired quickly. Federal employees in these positions work at the direction of the president in office, and those the president appoints to head agencies. If they don’t like that, they can leave. If they want to stay, they can do as directed (except if the orders are illegal/against agency mission). If they want to use their positions to get uber-political and hurt the sitting president and their administration, they’ll be fired. That the WPEB is so upset by this EO is proof that it is needed.

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Let’s Go Inside Gen Z’s Climate Cult (Brainwashed) Beliefs

The weird part is that not one of these Gen Z folks mention how they refuse to use fossil fuels and live their lives carbon neutral

Inside Gen Z’s fight for climate change action

Jerome Foster II says he first became aware of climate change when he was 6 years old. By the time he was in sixth grade, he was talking about climate change at the lunch table with his friends. Like many of his generation, Jerome has grown up with a visceral understanding that he will face the consequences of a changing climate during his lifetime.

It was probably rather lonely when he’d sit down at a table and everyone would get up and walk away, wanting to be kids and talk kids stuff

“We are racing against time,” he said, pointing to the findings of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “The report says we have 11 to 12 years before we reach key tipping points in our climate system before we start to see increased disasters like we’re seeing now” — disasters like the record-breaking wildfires raging in the West.

“People keep saying our children’s children will see the consequences of climate change, but that was 50 years ago. We’re the children.”

What happens if we make it to 2030 and everything is just fine without all the crazy Cult of Climastrology policies in effect? Do the Warmists like Jerome give up?

Now an 18-year-old college freshman, Jerome grew up in Washington, D.C., and interned for the late Congressman John Lewis. During his internship, he started weekly climate strikes in front of the White House and helped organize the 2019 Global Climate Strike that brought young people around the world out of their classrooms and onto the streets to demand action on climate change.

So, demanding Other People take actions that these kiddies won’t?

“Hope comes from action, and hope comes from elected officials actually taking these things seriously,” he said. And as Jerome prepares to cast his first vote, he hasn’t given up hope.

“People are still underestimating these [youth] votes, but you can’t underestimate us,” he said. “Young people have always been leaders of change. We’ve always been out in the streets. We’ve always been pushing the envelope because we want our future to be better.”

This sounds more like a political movement, especially with none of the little Warmists modifying their own big carbon lifestyles. Then there’s Miguel Escoto

“The climate crisis is first and foremost a human issue. It is first and foremost an issue about protecting vulnerable communities,” he told CBS News. “There is no easy way to do that, but investing and promoting and valuing communities instead of industry, I think that can get us started.”

And there’s no better way to help them than making them reliant on Government, right?

For Miguel, climate justice is where race, migration, economic inequality and other social justice issues all intersect.

“The climate crisis makes racial injustice more unjust; it makes poverty more brutal. Our generation is able to make those connections. I think that’s what gives us strength.”

So when they say “scientists tell us”, what they really mean are social scientists and political science graduates.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible fossil fueled vehicle, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is A View From The Beach, with a post on Russia/Bidengate.

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Masks Work: NC Extends Phase 3 As Cases Rise

Remember how masks were supposed to solve this?

Gov. Roy Cooper extends Phase 3 of COVID-19 restrictions as metrics continue trending in wrong direction

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that Phase 3 of his COVID-19 restrictions would remain in place for the next three weeks.

The state has been in Phase 3 since October 2. That allowed movie theatres, amusement parks, and outdoor venues to open at reduced capacity; it also allowed bars to open (with limited outdoor capacity) for the first time since March.

However, COVID-19 trends during the past week have been going in the wrong direction. Cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates have all increased.

That increase in key metrics is not exclusive to North Carolina. In fact, many states are seeing a similar COVID-19 surge.

“Like states across the country, our numbers continue to be higher than we want. So our work to contain this virus remains critical,” Cooper said.

What could be causing this, something that isn’t unique to the United States: some countries, like Germany and the UK, are talking about rolling back reopening phases and even going back into lockdown

NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said the surge in cases is not linked to any particular age group, activity, industry or community. She said that fact suggests fatigue associated with proven prevention measures — such as wearing a mask, waiting more than six feet apart, and washing hands — could be to blame.

America’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci echoed those sentiments recently by saying, “We’ve really got to double down on fundamental public health measures.”

Look, I’ll say again, wearing a mask is probably better than nothing, but, people wearing them makes many a little too careless. I was waiting in line to vote yesterday and this lady was standing about a foot behind me. I kinda looked at her, and when I moved up she moved with me. So I looked again. Still moved. Fortunately, a poll worker told her to just wait. Same at the grocery store, lady was way too close. But, let’s face it, a basic cloth covering does little. People who are sick should wear them, but, really, they should stay home.

Strangely, we aren’t hearing these problems in places like South Dakota, where the gov, Kristi Noem, has not slapped them with all these restrictions.

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We Only Have 8 Years To Save The World From The Climate Crisis (scam) Or Something

At least the UK Guardian is honest in their far left Progressive/Marxist/Modern Socialist leanings, unlike most Credentialed Media outlets

Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump’s plan won’t fix it

In Donald Trump’s world – laid bare during Thursday night’s final presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Nashville – fossil fuels are “very clean”, the US has the best air and water despite his administration’s extensive regulatory rollbacks, and the country can fix climate change by planting trees.

But according to the harsh realities being laid out by climate scientists, Trump’s world does not exist.

Humanity has just eight years to figure out how to get climate change under control before the future starts to look drastically worse – multiple-degree temperature increases, global sea-level rise, and increasingly disastrous wildfires, hurricanes, floods and droughts. Doing so will mean that unless there is a technological miracle, humans will at some point have to stop burning oil, gas and coal.

“We’re told by all the leading scientists in the world we don’t have much time,” Biden said. “We’re going to pass the point of no return within the next eight to 10 years. Four more years of this man … will put us in a position where we’ll be in real trouble,” the former vice-president said.

Eight? What happened to 12? All the climate cultists were saying we had 12 years left in 2018, so, that would mean we have 10 years to avoid doom, right?

But perhaps the most interesting point was when the candidates were asked what they would do for people – often people of color – who are living next to polluting gasoline refineries and petrochemical plants.

Trump pressed Biden: “Would you close down the oil industry?”

And Biden, who might typically steer clear of such a politically controversial question, said he would.

“I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden said.

The UK Guardian is cheering this, as are so many Warmists this morning. Joe had to backtrack after the debate

Speaking to reporters after the debate, Biden insisted the fossil fuel industry wouldn’t “be gone” until 2050.

“We’re not getting rid of fossil fuels. We’re getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels, but we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time,” Biden said.

But, getting rid of fossil fuels is exactly what his hardcore base wants, including natural gas, yet, most, including Joe and the UK Guardian, refuse to give up their own use of fossil fuels. Joe sure wasn’t reticent about using fossil fuels while he was Vice President, nor was Obama.

Eight years, people. And, then when we pass that 8 years, they’ll proclaim we have another 12 years to Do Something, and none in the media will point out that the climate cultists were wrong the first time.

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Career Politician Advocates $15 Minimum Wage And Bailing Them Out

Joe Biden hasn’t worked an honest day since the early 70’s. He graduated from law school, did a couple years in the private sector, and then got elected a senator. That’s what he’s done, so, it’s no wonder he has no idea how business works. Donald Trump has had his ups and downs, successess and failures, but, he understands. It was an interesting debate, which I flipped back to here and there, between the football game and other stuff. This one I caught

‘That’s Not Helping’: Trump Goes After Biden For Saying That Raising The Minimum Wage Will Help Small Businesses

President Donald Trump called out former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s debate for saying that he will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to help small businesses.

After mentioning that many small businesses are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, debate moderator Kristen Welker asked Biden if he thinks now is the right time to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, a policy that he supports.

“I do,” Biden responded. “Because I think one of the things we’re going to have to do is, we’re going to have to bail them out, too. We should be bailing them out now, those small businesses. You got 1 in 6 of them going under. They’re not going to be able to make it back.”

The former Vice President mentioned how small businesses were able to take a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program, a loan program that supported more than 51 million small business jobs during the pandemic.

“They need the help,” Biden said. “The businesses, as well as the schools, need the help. But these guys will not help them. It’s not giving them any of the money.”

The video of this is at the link, and it almost makes you wonder if Joe didn’t really know what he was answering. Is he saying that all these small businesses simply need help due to all the mostly Democrat Governor lockdowns, or is he saying that they will need help like the PPP because of a $15 minimum wage? Not sure why the schools need help, as their money is pretty much guaranteed, just like most in the government. And Trump was wanting to do things along with PPP to keep them from going under, which Democrats have blocked, including getting them open.

“He said we have to help our small businesses – by raising the minimum wage?” Trump asked Biden. “That’s not helping. I think it should be a state option.”

“Alabama is different than New York,” Trump continued. “New York is different from Vermont. Every state is different. It should be a state option.”

It would actually be better as a local option. The NYC area is quite different from the upstate lake regions. Heck, $15 an hour isn’t even really livable in NYC. And it would kill so many businesses. Lots of the beach area positions would be gone.

“How are you helping your small businesses when you are forcing wages?” the president said. “What’s going to happen and what’s been proven to happen, is when you do that, these small businesses fire many of their employees.”

“Not true, by the way,” Biden answered.

Yes true, by the way. Some will figure out a way to make it work, usually by doing things like raising prices, limiting hours, reducing staff, no overtime, using lower cost ingredients, some combination. Others? They move away, don’t expand, or just close up. Lots and lots have done this in places like Seattle and LA. The suburbs of those cities get the businesses, and lots of lower wage employees have no way to get to the new facility. Then they have to try and find a new job. Dems want this nationally so everyone will share the pain.

The minimum wage would not be raised “to a level that’s going to put all these businesses out of business,” Trump said. “It should be a state option.”

“Different places are all different,” the president added. “Some places, $15 is not so bad. In other places, other states, $15 would be ruining.”

States should allow cities to raise the wage if they choose. But, Joe wouldn’t understand this, because all he’s done for almost 50 years is work in government. If Biden wins and the Dems get the Senate, they’ll destroy the economy.

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Bummer: Leftist Cities With Climate Pledges Aren’t Really Accomplishing Much

I know I’m surprised. Are you surprised? It’s easy to make a pledge, right? We make them all the time for New Year’s Day. I’m good at continuing to work out (excepting during lockdown, though I did do at least a 2 mile walk daily), but, playing more golf and losing weight? Not so much. But, then, that only affects me, and doesn’t really harm anyone else. Lots of these climate cult cities make lots of pledges. How are they doing?

Cities are pledging to confront climate change, but are their actions working?

Scientists and activists put the problem of global warming on the national agenda in the late 1980s. Since then, five different presidents have occupied the White House, leading to five disparate federal strategies for managing the emissions that cause climate change.

Whipsawed by Washington, activists and policymakers have instead turned inside the country, notably to cities. Since 1991, over 600 local governments in the United States have developed climate action plans that include greenhouse gas inventories and reduction targets, reflecting growing public concern about the consequences of a warmer planet. Recently, this local action has been accelerating. But despite numerous studies, we still don’t know if all this effort is working.

(Hint: it’s not)

Now, a team of scholars organized by the Brookings Institution has built and analyzed one of the most comprehensive statistical evaluations of just what’s happening in a cross section of diverse cities on emissions reductions. Unlike earlier studies—which tend to focus only on the places that have made climate pledges—we looked at all of the nation’s 100 largest cities to get a dose of realism about how much of the country is really engaged in confronting climate change.

From that perspective, what cities are doing is—at best—a start. As of 2017, only 45 of the 100 largest cities had any serious climate pledge at all, and many of those pledges are more aspirational than realistic. About two-thirds of cities with climate pledges are currently lagging in their targeted emissions cuts, while 13 others don’t appear to have available emissions tracking in place.

Hey, this is not some climate skeptic group looking at this: the Brookings Institute is definitely far left. They go on to attempt to paint some sort of rosy picture, and yammer about having to have nation and international dictates forcing citizens to comply, but, let’s face it, most of what these leftist climate cult cities with a majority leftist climate cultists as citizens are doing is just climavirtue signaling. It’s easy to make that pledge, right? Not so easy when instituting it levels their economies, and the government’s themselves, and especially the elected politicians, rarely take actions in their own lives. Go too far and you end up with the Yellow Vest protests in Paris.

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