Cult of Climastrology Hijacks “Time’s Up” From Anti-Sexual Assault Movement

The Time’s Up movement started in response to…well, Hollywood stars who had ignored the rampant sexual assault, sexism, harassment, and inequality within Hollywood finally deciding that Harvey Weinstein was a bad person, then going after seemingly most males in Hollywood. While having some worthy goals, it, of course, did what most leftist things do, alienate people who they need the help of due to Category 5 Moonbattery. Regardless, the Cult of Climastrology is doing what the CoC does, hijacking something

‘Time’s up’ on climate change, say campaigners calling for government action

The call was made as a Children’s Rally for Climate Action was held yesterday to highlight the impact of climate issues on future generations.

Ireland looks set to miss 2020 reduction targets set by the EU.

President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Síona Cahill, says students and universities are doing their bit but leadership needs to come from the government.

“There’s huge work being done by students: UCC’s student union is giving out keep cups to every first year,” she said.

“There’s significant plastic-free campaigns going on, drafted sustainability policies, work being done in Trinity around fossil free.

“But this isn’t an individual’s problem, this is now a government problem and we need to do something because the time is up,” she said.

Well, of course it is a “government problem”. This means that the Warmists themselves do not have to take responsibility to make changes in their own lives. I wonder how surprised they will be when government forces them to make changes in their own lives and costs them lots and lots of money and freedom?

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If All You See…

…is a carbon pollution created mountain from melting ice which causes earthquakes, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Blazing Cat Fur, with a post on real ladies not licking ice cream in Istanbul.

It’s ladies in nature week.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup Fiona Stephenson

Happy Sunday! Another gorgeous day in America. We’ve got a crazy super blood wolf moon tonight, winter is having fun, and life is just generally awesome. Enjoy it! This pinup is by Fiona Stephenson, with a wee bit of help.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogopshere? The Fine 15

  1. Twitchy highlights that the whole story about high school kids harassing a Native American is falling apart
  2. Weasel Zippers covers some home invaders who picked the very much wrong house
  3. Theo Spark discusses the Rose Of Socialism
  4. The Vulger Curmudgeon covers the liberal narrative vs reality
  5. The Right Scoop notes two Republican takes on Trump’s “amnesty” deal
  6. The Last Tradition covers the Buzzfeed “scoop” in context with other media Russia Russia Russia bombshells
  7. Raised On Hoecakes covers a (Burger) King of an abusive lawsuit
  8. Powerline wants the Senate GOP to go nuclear
  9. Patterico’s Pontifications discusses Brian Stelter’s “reliable sources”
  10. Pacific Pundit catches Women’s March members cheering for a boycott of Israel
  11. neo-necon has a fun discussion on UFOs
  12. Moonbattery discusses liberal authoritarians going after sunscreen
  13. Legal Insurrection notes that the Women’s March attendance flopped
  14. Knuckledragging’ My Life Away covers another gender confused bathroom story featuring draconian government
  15. And last, but not least, Jihad Watch notes that Linda Sarsour is a bad omen for America

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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Democrats Blow Their Gaskets Over Trump’s Border Security Compromise

Of course, those gaskets are in super expensive electric cars

Trump’s immigration offer brings sharp reactions from Dems and GOP

President Trump’s immigration compromise package to end the partial government shutdown drew sharp reactions from Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike.

In a televised White House address on Saturday afternoon, Trump offered Democrats a three-year extension of protections for 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, in exchange for the $5.7 billion he has been seeking for a barrier along the nation’s southern border with Mexico.

“Our immigration system should be a source of pride … not a source of shame as it is all over the world,” Trump said in his plea.

There was plenty more in that offer, which also included an extension of Temporary Protected Status (for people who’ve long been allowed to overstay it. There’s that part about “temporary”) and “allocates $800 million for drug detection technology to secure ports of entry, 2,750 new border agents and law enforcement professionals, and 75 new immigration judges to reduce an immense backlog of asylum requests.”

Democrats would be getting quite a lot in this, but, they really do not want to solve anything. They do not want to compromise. They want to caterwaul and create issues and show their Trump Derangement Syndrome

The president’s proposal was met with disdain from an array of top Democratic lawmakers. Many used the same language in their critiques, accusing Trump of holding the government and federal workers “hostage.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted, “What we didn’t hear from the President was any sympathy for the federal workers who face so much uncertainty because of the chaos of the #TrumpShutdown.”

Deflection

Before Trump made his announcement, Pelosi had called his anticipated proposal “a non-starter.”

“For one thing, this proposal does not include the permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports.”

Had Trump offered a permanent solution, she and the rest of the Democrats would have found a way to poo-poo that, too. Pelosi did not even know what the offer was when she sent out her statement.

For his part, Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, called Trump’s proposal “one-sided and ineffective.”

“It’s clear the President realizes that by closing the government and hurting so many American workers and their families, he has put himself and the country in an untenable position. Unfortunately, he keeps putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies. There’s only one way out: open the government, Mr. President, and then Democrats and Republicans can have a civil discussion and come up with bipartisan solutions.”

Providing a million people (300K for TPS) the chance to allow something to happen in the future, as well as giving most of the parents of Dreamers a break while DACA continues is one sided? Chuck is the kind of guy who borrows $100 and gives you back $1.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer shared a similar sentiment, urging Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell to “stop holding government hostage and end the shutdown” immediately.

“The president must stop holding government hostage and end the shutdown so federal employees can get back to work serving the American people. There is no reason for Americans to be shut out of work and without a paycheck while negotiations take place on the best way to secure our borders,” he said.

Hoyer said negotiation can progress after the government reopens.

But, we all know that Democrats will refuse to negotiate once the shutdown ends, and, it might be coming to the point where Trump says “hang it all, let’s reopen” and then goes on a tear to rip Democrats when they refuse to talk about border security. Democrats should remember that 1. he has no problem ripping people publicly, 2. his tweets are covered extensively by the media, 3. he knows how to get the media to cover his tweets and speeches, and 4. he has a really, really big pulpit. How will it look when he gives a national address about Democrats refusing to negotiate?

There are many more Democrats whining in the article, along with most Republicans approving of this compromise. And, we’ll have to wait for the polls, but this could shift blame from Trump to the Democrats.

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NY Times Super Thrilled To Extol Cuba For It’s Single Payer System

Sadly, the headline has changed, probably because it was really, really bad

You can see the original in the top of the tweet. Weird how the Times and/or Nicholas Kristoff would change it, eh?

Claudia Fernández, 29, is an accountant whose stomach bulges with her first child, a girl, who is due in April.

Fernández lives in a cramped apartment on a potholed street and can’t afford a car. She also gets by without a meaningful vote or the right to speak freely about politics. Yet the paradox of Cuba is this: Her baby appears more likely to survive than if she were born in the United States.

Cuba is poor and repressive with a dysfunctional economy, but in health care it does an impressive job that the United States could learn from. According to official statistics (about which, as we’ll see, there is some debate), the infant mortality rate in Cuba is only 4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births. In the United States, it’s 5.9.

In other words, an American infant is, by official statistics, almost 50 percent more likely to die than a Cuban infant. By my calculations, that means that 7,500 American kids die each year because we don’t have as good an infant mortality rate as Cuba reports.

How is this possible? Well, remember that it may not be. The figures should be taken with a dose of skepticism. Still, there’s no doubt that a major strength of the Cuban system is that it assures universal access. Cuba has the Medicare for All that many Americans dream about.

Right, right, all we have to do is give up our freedom to a communist dictatorship and live in squalor.

If Only We Had Communist Health Care

Like everyone I’d like to make sure that infants get the care they need. But if we’re looking for good examples to follow overseas, why turn to this “poor and repressive” country with a “dysfunctional economy” on the basis of its own claims about the success of its health-care system? Even the reported results are not as impressive as Kristof makes them seem, and it’s not clear we should trust any information coming out of the country to begin with.

And why would you look to a nation like Cuba to start with? Of course, Democrats have long held a fascination with Communist countries, and are happy to excuse all the bad things.

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If All You See…

…is a big city full of like-minded Leftists about to be flooded (soon!) from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on why Dems do not want the citizenship question on the census.

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Climate Rules Take Fun Out Of German Autobahns

Bunch of killyjoys, always trying to ruin everything for Other People

Climate rules could put brakes on Germany’s no-limit autobahns

The days of unlimited speeding on Germany’s famously fast Autobahn network could be over if the government adopts draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the future of transport.

Charged with devising recommendations on reducing the environmental harm caused by transport, the committee also proposed fuel tax hikes and electric vehicle quotas to help Germany finally meet European Union emissions targets.

The proposals, outlined in a draft paper seen by Reuters, could prove controversial in car-mad Germany, whose decades-old motorway network is famous for no-limit sections where drivers can put even the fastest cars through their paces.

Germany could be hit with heavy EU fines if it fails to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and poisonous nitrogen oxides. Transport emissions, which have not fallen since 1990, are a particular target for reductions.

Well, good luck with this, especially the taxes, of which Germans already pay quite a lot. They should take a look at their neighbor to the west, France (there’s a joke in there, but, I won’t trot it out), and see what happened when the frog (sic) noticed the water boiling, ie, taxation up the wazoo.

The paper says measures including a motorway speed limit of 130km/h (80mph) and fuel tax rises from 2023, the abolition of tax breaks for diesel cars, and quotas for electric and hybrid car sales could deliver half the greenhouse gas emissions cuts that are needed.

The committee has yet to finalise the recommendations. It is due to report its findings at the end of March, which will then be incorporated into a climate change law the government wants to enact this year.

But the committee is well aware that many of its suggestions could be controversial.

They should recommend that government employees and elected officials be the first to live the carbon neutral life, giving up their big fossil fuels usage ways and more. See how quick they all repudiate the Cult of Climastrology, like people do when they escape Scientology.

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California’s PG&E Is The First Big Business Casualty Of ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

The talking points have gone out to all the media outlets over the bankruptcy of energy company PG&E, and we can see all sorts of Cult of Climastrologist members writing wacky things, some in the opinion pages, some as opinion in the straight news sections. Here’s one of the craziest

PG&E: The First S&P 500 Climate Change Casualty

Nevil Chamberlain’s claim in September 1938 that his agreement with “Herr Hitler” had achieved “peace for our time” is one of the dramatic historical interludes that modern people look back upon with wonder.

How could so few at the time see that – rather than buying England a durable peace – giving Germany a green light to annex Czechoslovakia added fuel to the fire of Hitler’s ambition that would within a year spark the conflagration of the Second World War?

I believe that this week will prove similarly impactful in retrospect when viewed with a generation’s worth of hindsight.

For this week saw what is arguably the first bankruptcy of an S&P 500 firm due to the effects of Global Warming: Pacific Gas & Electric PCG.

Reuters reported on Monday that PG&E – a regulated utility that serves roughly 5.2 million households in central and northern California – was preparing to file for bankruptcy protection due to “potentially crushing” liabilities stemming from its equipment’s role in starting several of the enormously destructive fires of summer 2018.

PG&E itself attempted to blame ‘climate change’ for the fires last summer, in order to deflect blame for yet another massive wildfire caused by faulty equipment, particularly transmission lines. And most of the articles similar to above (but avoid the Hitler reference, something that is always in the forefront of unhinged leftist minds when a Republican is president) mention the equipment issues, which completely destroys the narrative that man-caused climate change is to blame.

Future investors will look back on these three months as a turning point, and wonder why the effects of climate change on the economic underpinnings to our society were not more widely recognized at the time.

Most likely they’ll look back and wonder why this heavily regulated by government company was failing to maintain its equipment, particularly in areas that were known to be historically dry and windy.

Elsewhere, we get

And on and on. But

University of Washington climate scientist Cliff Mass, a frequent critic of attempts to link western wildfires to climate warming, doesn’t think so.

“Climate change had little to do with either the Camp Fire of this November or the Wine Country Fire of October 2017,” Mass told The Daily Caller News Foundation. PG&E is liable for damages its equipment caused in massive California wildfires over the past two years. (snip)

“The fires were associated with a failing and poorly maintained power infrastructure, strong Diablo winds, and people living in appropriate locations on the wildland-urban interface,” Mass said.

The power lines were not rated for winds over 60 mph, which quite often happens in areas of California. Residents were reportedly warned of sparking wires prior to this year’s fires. And PG&E is attempting to pass on responsibility for the fires through the use of ‘climate change’, which will probably work as well as that guy who tried to use the Joe Biden defense as to why he fired his shotgun. Expect Warmists to continue the drumbeat of doom over PG&E, though, because facts and reality be damned.

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Hot Take: Democrats Float Cancelling Super Bowl To Try To End Government Shutdown

They could easily end the government shutdown by simply giving Trump the $5.7 billion he requested, which covers a border barrier, border security, and for detention center operations. Democrats put all sorts of left wing stuff in their updated budget, just give Trump what is a pittance towards the size of the budget. But, no, they want to play this game. They should be careful. Trump is a master level troll. Nancy Pelosi tried to play a game with the State of the Union, and quickly learned that was a bad idea, as her overseas trip was cancelled at the last moment

Democrat Floats Canceling Super Bowl: ‘Would Definitely Lead to the End of the Government Shutdown’

Fox News reports a Democrat lawmaker confirmed that during a meeting of the House Democrat Conference–of which Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the leader–on Thursday morning, discussion of the shutdown’s effects on the Super Bowl caused a ruckus.

“A House Democratic Caucus meeting was roiled Thursday morning after one representative floated the possibility that the ongoing partial federal government shutdown might affect federal authorities’ ability to secure the upcoming Super Bowl,” Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Gregg Re reported.

“That definitely got everyone’s attention,” a Democrat lawmaker told Fox News anonymously.

Another Democrat lawmaker told Fox News anonymously that canceling the Super Bowl “would definitely lead to the end of the government shutdown.”

While nobody in President Donald Trump’s administration–which oversees the collection of government agencies that come together to handle travel, logistics, security, and more for major events like the Super Bowl–is suggesting that the Super Bowl be canceled like Democrats on Capitol Hill are floating, there is definitely concern about the shutdown’s impact on this year’s big game.

The largest segment of viewers for the NFL are Republican. And they have high turnout for elections. So, if you want to piss them off, even though they are still upset with the NFL, go ahead and try and run with this. They won’t be pissed at Trump: they’ll be pissed at Democrats, and you’ll entice them to show up even more for votes. But, the Super Bowl is special, so, now the Dems would also have all the celebs mad, because they can’t go to the game to be seen.

Regardless, it won’t be cancelled, and Democrats would be wise to keep this on the down low, else they learn what other fun things Trump can do to them. Love him or loath him, you have to admit that he does what we’ve been begging Republicans to do for 40 years: fight back.

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Washington Post: The Next President Has To Make ‘Climate Change’ A Priority Or Something

I wonder what the carbon footprint of Jay Inslee’s campaign will be, what with all the energy, fossil fueled vehicles, food, and so forth. He’s the author of this opinion piece

The next president must make climate change the top priority

We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.

The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president.

The science is clear. We have a short period of time to act. And whether we shrink from this challenge, or rise to it, is the biggest question we face, as a nation and as a people.

It is also our chance to realize the greatest economic opportunity of this century: to create millions of good-paying jobs building a future run on clean energy.

For millions of Americans, climate change is no longer just a chart or a graph. It’s the smoke on our tongues from massive wildfires. It’s the floodwater invading our homes, and record-breaking hurricanes and heat waves.

Confronting this change has been the driving force of my time in public life. About a decade ago, I co-wrote a book about the need to transform our economy to one run on clean energy and the need for a national Apollo mission-style project to take on this herculean task.

Except, most people only care in theory. In practice, not so much.

But to win a national mandate for action everywhere, we must nominate a candidate who will deploy clean energy and cut carbon pollution on the ambitious scale required, even if it means deferring other worthy goals.

He’s referring to something he’s said before

Inslee hasn’t ignored those items (he just proposed a new public health care option in his state), but he has a message Democratic voters might not hear from the party’s presidential candidates: If you’re going to tackle climate change, the rest may have to wait.

“When you want college education for your kids, when you want better health care, when you want net neutrality, when you want all of those things, but your house is on fire and it’s burning down, you’ve got to put the fire out first and get your family out of the house,” he said.

Good luck with this if he thinks people are going to put off the economic issues that directly effect themselves in the immediate term for the pie in the sky man-caused climate change scam.

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