If All You See…

…is a horrible plastic water bottle causing everything to dry out, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is 90Ninety Miles From Tyranny, with a post on how to avoid being separated at the border.

No theme this week. Cleaning out the folder.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! A beautiful day in America. The Sun is shining, the birds are singing, the Dodgers are in the World Series. This pinup is by T.J. Kuck, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Legal Insurrection notes that other diners weren’t down with the angry leftist mob
  2. Climate Change Dispatch discusses how Al Gore built the global warming fraud
  3. Not A Lot Of People Know That shows that they’re now coming after hybrid vehicles
  4. 357 Magnum notes that self defense is legal in Illinois
  5. Bunkerville covers California parents losing more rights regarding their kids
  6. Chicks On The Right notes Senator Spartacus being accused of sexual assault
  7. Datechguy’s Blog notes that the Trump economy makes criminal justice reform possible
  8. DC Clothesline wonders who’s financing the immigrant caravan
  9. Gates Of Vienna notes that everyone is now a “Syrian refugee”
  10. Geller Report covers French fleeing to Hungary to escape the mass Muslim migration
  11. Hot Air Pundit notes Hillary could run a 3rd time
  12. Moonbattery covers eating while white
  13. MOTUS A.D. discusses the NPC meme which is making liberals nuttier
  14. Pacific Pundit has some bad news from CNN on memes
  15. And last, but not least, Powerline covers #JobsNotMobs

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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Supreme Court Puts A Hold On Kid’s ‘Climate Change” Lawsuit

The climate activist adults and groups that are certainly behind this whole thing are probably bummed

(AP) The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that have caused a dangerous climate.

Chief Justice John Roberts signed an order freezing the trial that was set to start in 10 days in federal court in Oregon until lawyers for the young people provide a response and the high court issues another order.

It marked a victory for the government, which under the Obama and Trump administrations has tried unsuccessfully for years to get the case dismissed. An expert says the Trump administration tried again before the Oct. 29 trial as the court shifted to the right with the confirmation this month of Brett Kavanaugh.

The Supreme Court refused to toss the lawsuit in July, calling it “premature.”

Justice Department lawyers asked again Thursday, arguing that the claim aims to redirect federal environmental policies through the courts rather than through the political process.

Julia Olson, a lawyer representing the young plaintiffs and chief legal counsel for Our Children’s Trust, said they are confident the trial will move forward once the justices receive their response, which is due by Wednesday.

The DOJ used a writ of mandamus, a rarely used judicial tool allowing a higher court to overrule a lower court before a verdict is made. Now we’ll wait to see if the Supreme Court will determine that the courts are not lawmakers, and policy should not be made by courts, but rather in the duly elected Legislative Branch as deemed/demanded by the Constitution.

The lawsuit wants a court to order the government to stop permitting and authorizing fossil fuels, quickly phase out carbon dioxide emissions to a certain level by 2100 and develop a national climate recovery plan.

That’s really not how our system of government should work. But, because the Cult of Climastrology hasn’t been able to convince the citizens to get Congress to do this, they want to force their beliefs on everyone via the courts. Which, really, Congress would ignore. And could lead to counter-suits from the Legislative Branch against the ordering court. If the court decides to keep pushing.

Jeffrey Wood, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s environment and natural resources division, said officials “firmly believe there is no legal basis for this case to be heard in federal court.”

The lawsuit “is an unconstitutional attempt to use a single court to control the entire nation’s energy and climate policy,” he said, according to prepared remarks for a speech he gave Friday at a conference in San Diego. “It is a matter of separation of powers and preserving the opportunity in our system of government for those policies to be decided by the elected branches, not the courts.”

I wonder how about the amount of fossil fuels that are being used to move the kids around for their heavily scripted appearances and such. Here’s a fun idea: tell the kids that they can only charge their Internet capable devices with solar power, and can only visit sites that are powered by “renewables.” Mom can no longer drive them anywhere in her fossil fueled vehicle. No more than a 2 minute shower. Handwash their clothes.

Oh, wait, we’d actually have to take away most of their smartphones and tablets, as they are made using plastic and other parts which require petroleum. Bummer.

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Good News: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Chimed In On ‘Climate Change’

Just an FYI to the Cult of Climastrology: it’s hard enough to take your rantings seriously. This does not help

From the link

(Daily Caller) Democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to address global warming the same way America defeated the Nazis during World War II.

Speaking at a campaign event on Friday, Ocasio-Cortez made the case that, since Nazi Germany and global warming are both “existential threats,” the same tactics used against one should be levied against the other.

“So, when we talk about existential threats,” said Ocasio Cortez, “the last time we had a really major existential threat in this country was around World War II. So, we’ve been here before, and we have a blueprint of what we did before. None of these things are new ideas.”

“What we had was an existential threat in the context of a war,” she continued. “And what we did was that we chose to mobilize and industrialize our entire economy and we put hundreds of thousands if not millions of people to work in defending our shores and defending this country.”

This should work well.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible street made for fossil fueled vehicles, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Proof Positive, with a post on Where’s Obama.

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Warmists Suffering From Climate Anxiety Are Not Alone Or Something

They keep telling us that ‘climate change’ is causing all sorts of mental disorders, and they’re kinda correct. Though it’s a self fulfilling diagnosis, where a fake issue base on politics rather than science is making the Believers to go wonkers. So bat guano insane that this piece is in Vogue, a magazine about the “latest fashion news, beauty coverage, celebrity style, fashion week updates, culture reviews, and videos”, which features such big issues as Bella Hadid’s bangs and 11 outfits that will be all over Instagram this spring

If Climate Change Is Causing You Anxiety or Even Grief, Experts Say You Are Not Alone

We only have 22 years to get our affairs in order. At least, that’s the message many of us understood after reading the alarming report released this month by the United Nations’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which predicted that the human population could witness a major environmental catastrophe as early as 2040—think: massive famine, droughts, coral reefs dying off, wildfires, and other cataclysmic conditions.

It’s a harsh reality that brings our worst fears to a very, very near future, leaving many of us feeling rattled, hopeless, even depressed. Susan Clayton, a professor of psychology and environmental studies at the College of Wooster and coauthor of a 2017 report titled “Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance,” says there’s evidence that mental health issues tied to the precarious future of our planet are on the rise. “We can say that a significant proportion of people are experiencing stress and worry about the potential impacts of climate change, and that the level of worry is almost certainly increasing.” And while there is not a specific name for this type of preoccupation, several studies have coined it “eco-anxiety,” “climate change distress,” and “ecological grief.” “How it will affect people’s mental health in the long run will depend on how society responds to it,” Clayton adds.

For many people, eco-anxiety is already a part of everyday life. Last week, as the country watched Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm making its way across the Florida Panhandle, I had already been obsessively tracking its path and likely cone of impact for days. Only a year after moving to Miami from New York City, I had become a full-blown hurricane obsessive, following expert storm trackers and climate specialists on Twitter as diligently as people were tracking Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande’s whirlwind relationship.

So, let’s see: the Cult of Climastrology publishes, broadcasts, and releases tons of Doomy missives yearly, culminating with some sort of ultra-doomy “study” shortly before the yearly UN IPCC conference in a great vacation spot where 10,000+ take fossil fueled trips, and this makes Warmists to feel “exo-anxiety” and stuff. To become mentally unsound. And because Warmists now feel mentally wackadoodle, we get articles about ‘climate change’ causing “climate change distress.”

It really is a self induced form of mental illness, and, people this far out of touch from reality really should not be given a voice in anything of consequence, like government policy and taxation.

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NY Times: Social Media Sites Really Need To Censor More

Does anyone else think it’s rather reckless, and dangerous, for the editorial board of one of the world’s leading newspapers to call for censorship, even of things they call disinformation?

The Poison on Facebook and Twitter Is Still Spreading
Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.

A network of Facebook troll accounts operated by the Myanmar militaryparrots hateful rhetoric against Rohingya Muslims. Viral misinformationruns rampant on WhatsApp in Brazil, even as marketing firms there buy databases of phone numbers in order to spam voters with right-wing messaging. Homegrown campaigns spread partisan lies in the United States.

The public knows about each of these incitements because of reporting by news organizations. Social media misinformation is becoming a newsroom beat in and of itself, as journalists find themselves acting as unpaid content moderators for these platforms.

It’s not just reporters, either. Academic researchers and self-taught vigilantes alike scour through networks of misinformation on social media platforms, their findings prompting — or sometimes, failing to prompt — the takedown of propaganda.

Funny, they aren’t worried about the disinformation coming from the actual news media. Regardless, they spend a lot of time on the subject, even patting “journalists” on the back for “exposing” this stuff.

The companies have all the tools at their disposal and a profound responsibility to find exactly what journalists find — and yet, clearly, they don’t. The role that outsiders currently play, as consumer advocates and content screeners, can easily be filled in-house. And unlike journalists, companies have the power to change the very incentives that keep producing these troubling online phenomena.

In other words, they want the platforms to censor the hell out of the content posted to the sites.

But throwing light on the coordinated misinformation campaigns flaring up all around us is a matter that is much bigger than the death of print — it’s essential to democracy. It can change the course of elections and genocides. Social media platforms are doing society no favors by relying on journalists to leach the poison from their sites. Because none of this is sustainable — and we definitely don’t want to find out what happens when the merry-go-round stops working.

But, what happens when they constantly censor the content? Is not free speech essential to democracy?

In fact, the Times’ editorial mentions Alex Jones, and was upset that Twitter refused to ban him initially. People should be very, very careful when they start calling for bannings and censorship, because they could be the next target.

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Washington Post Asks When Murders Matter

Like so many media outlets, the Washington Post is in high dudgeon over the murder if a journalist. But, only one specific journalist, and puts an editorial in the straight news section

Analysis: The world has a question for the White House: When do murders matter?

For nearly three weeks, the world has watched President Trump downplay the disappearance and apparent slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and waited for the most powerful man in the world to act. They are waiting still.

Trump’s inconsistent and cautious remarks about the case have renewed questions about U.S. credibility and complicated the global response, emboldening adversaries such as Russia and China and discouraging a robust response from traditional allies, according to analysts and former U.S. officials.

“This is a drastic break from American practice,” said Vali R. Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. “It signals a very different foreign policy that does not hold governments accountable for things that are outside normal legal or ethical parameters.”

“In effect,” he added, “The U.S. is setting a new standing for itself” — and in so doing, may be setting a new standard for the world.

We can stop there. We know where this is going. Trump Derangement Syndrome. And, really, if it had been Jeb!, Marco, Ted, Chris, or any other Republican, they would have been able to do no right. Consider

(Breitbart) Let’s assume the terrible rumors are true, that an unsuspecting Jamal Khashoggi walked into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul only to be tortured and killed.

While there is no question that is an awful thing and we should all feel terrible for him and his family, in the overall, existential scheme of things, it is time to turn off CNN and stop playing pretend.

These things happen pretty much every day in that part of the world, and now we are being conned… Conned by the establishment media with a shiny piece of fake news.

According to the media, over the likely death of Khashoggi, we are now supposed to get twisted into all sorts of knots and drop our support of Donald Trump and want to blow up America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia (our most important ally in the fight against Iran) and give up a $100 billion arms sale that will benefit America and Americans because … a non-American was killed not on American soil.

In fact, the Washington Post has an article on just that, a call to end those arms sales.

What is flat-out immoral, though, is the establishment media trying to gaslight us into believing a journalist’s life is more sacred than that of a truck driver, construction worker, schoolteacher, or — God forbid — a child.

And yet, in a terrible world where every day in this country innocent children go missing, young black men are gunned down in Chicago, women are raped and murdered, the media demand we pour all of emotional energy and empathy, not to mention our government’s diplomatic resources, into the murder of a journalist because … journalism.

Of course, the same media have ignored the 30 Mexican journalists murdered since 2016. They’ve ignored murders of other journalists around the world. What makes this one so big? It’s right back to harming relations with Saudi Arabia (which they didn’t care about when Obama was in office, you know). The same media shrugged their shoulders when at least 200 Mexicans, including children, were shot and some were killed by rifles coming from Obama’s Fast and Furious gun running scheme. Nor did they care much about the Americans murdered with those guns. Nor have they cared about murders by MS-13 and other illegal aliens, because that helps Trump.

The same media was rather blase’ over the horrible things ISIS was doing in the Middle East, because their rise made Obama look bad.

Further, where were the complaints against Iran from the Leftist media when Obama was doing his Iran deal thing? A horribly repressive government which murders its own citizens willy nilly. The same media never had a problem with Iran being implicated in the killing of U.S. military members, primarily through Iran bringing IEDs into Iraq. There was no care among the leftist media that Iran had the blood of our troops on their hands, because they wanted Obama to have a win.

And who could benefit from all this Khashoggi stuff? Iran. And the media can use the murder to bash Trump, in a hope to help out Democrats in the midterms.

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Strange: “Cities Account For Over 70% Of Carbon Emissions Globally”

CityLab is super excited to tell us about what local climate actions would have the greatest effect, which include several ideas from different Warmist

  • Focus on transit and transportation (forcing people to take mass transit while regulating away fossil fueled vehicles (except for big wigs and celebs, of course))
  • Create ‘go zones’ (which is about implementing massive fees for using fossil fueled vehicles in cities)
  • Take pressure off the central business district (limiting where businesses can be so every can (and will be forced) to take mass transit, walk, ride a bike, take an e-scooter, etc)
  • Mandate clean energy (implementing by government force alternative energy sources that aren’t ready for primetime)
  • Require buildings to be carbon-zero (massive government regulation that dramatically increases housing and business costs)

In the go zones one we learn

But if cities consume more than two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for over 70 percent of carbon emissions globally, they are also key to the climate change solution. Immediate steps by cities to make themselves more sustainable and resilient are possible, and many are already acting: committing to renewable energy, setting emissions targets, and pledging to stick to the Paris climate agreement goals.

Well, there you go. Big cities which tend to be run by leftists who are manmade climate change Believers are bad for ‘climate change’. Huh. When will they all give up their own use of fossil fueled vehicles and go to strictly alternatives to provide them with the power to run 30 story buildings?

Oh, and notice that this is all about government forcing people to do the things that Warmists refuse to voluntarily do.

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If All You See…

…is an ocean soon to rise dozens of feet, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Daley Gator, with a post on realistic looking BB guns.

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