Your Fault: Stinkbugs Could Make It Far Inland In The Northwest

If only you were willing to give up all fossil fueled travel and just ride a bicycle we could fix this

Climate change could make stink bugs more common in the Inland Northwest

Some smelly creatures could become more common in the Inland Northwest because of climate change.

According to a new study from Washington State University, changing weather could increase the suitable habitat for the brown stink bug in the U.S. by 70 percent.

This stink bug is normally found in gardens and is known to feast on 170 different types of plants. They also like to make their way into people’s homes in the winter to avoid the cold.

Researchers say rising temperatures will allow the bug to thrive in new locations, including California and some parts of Idaho.

In some states, one of them being Washington, officials are using a natural predator — samurai wasps — to try and cut down on their numbers. Wasps will lay their own eggs inside of stink bug eggs. This not only destroys the affected eggs but when the wasp larva hatch, they eat the developing stink bugs.

Um, OK? Who would think that things on Earth could change? Might have to burn a few witches.

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If All You See…

…is an area drying out from too much carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is A Bad American (new to the feedreader, go ahead and follow), with a post on the MSM being stupid over the Italy election.

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Surprise: There’s A Big Uptick In Women, Minorities, Liberals Buying Firearms

It’s rather surprising that CNN isn’t losing their minds over this

Liberal, female and minority: America’s new gun owners aren’t who you’d think

Several times a week you can hear gunfire echoing from Brandi Joseph’s scenic Southern California property. A licensed firearms instructor and dealer, Joseph decided to open Fortune Firearms in December to serve a growing and rapidly changing clientele.

“There is a huge uptick in female owners,” Joseph said. “Women are getting trained; women are carrying… liberal and conservative.”

Proof of that change pulled up Joseph’s long, dusty driveway in the San Jacinto Valley just before 10 a.m. for a Saturday social, of sorts. A group of seven African American women stepped out of their cars seemingly eager to start their first firearms training session.

“Our society and climate is changing… it’s just better to be prepared for your own safety and protection. That’s how we feel,” Laronya Day, who organized the outing, said.

Especially if you are living in a liberal area where the government enables criminal behavior

“Do you have some friends who would be totally turned off by this?” we asked Charlean Ward. “Absolutely,” she responded. “That’s their choice; I’m exercising my choice.”

Good for you, Charlean. And this could become a big problem for the Democrats looking to band/limit/tax lawful firearms owners and purchasers

About an hour east of Los Angeles, Yessica Mendez and her wife Crisia Regalado met with their instructor Tom Nguyen at Burro Canyon Shooting Park. But Regalado, 25, admits she at first wanted nothing to do with guns.

“Just the sounds… the vibrations of each impact… made me very jittery and shaky and I had to excuse myself out of the range,” Regalado recalled. “I don’t know, it just triggered something inside of me and it made me scared.”

Mendez, 30, was equally disinterested in guns at first. But in recent years she’s felt a growing need for self-protection.

“I’m a Mexican woman in a same-sex relationship; I need to feel safe. I need to feel protected,” Mendez said. “And right now the laws and the things that are going on don’t make me feel safe and don’t make me feel protected.”

It would be great if we only needed firearms for hunting and having fun at the range. Of course, there are always Bad People out there, and Democratic Party policies makes them more prevalent.

“I never intended to become an instructor, but the need from the community was there,” Nguyen said. “And there’s also folks from my own liberal community who see me as, ‘oh you like guns you must be a gun nut.’ But that’s not really it at all.”

Nguyen says his clients are mostly liberal and from all backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. He prides himself on creating an inclusive student base.

“The more I educate those who are formally anti-gun the more they actually realize that there’s more nuance to it,” he said.

The nuance is that you have the Constitutional Right to a firearm

Both Mendez and Regalado now have their own guns and are working toward getting their concealed carry permits. But they avoid talking about their guns with friends, who they say are firmly anti-gun.

“They’re really not open to understanding,” Mendez said. Adding that she feels more comfortable discussing her same-sex relationship with friends than her guns. “I definitely am more closeted being a gun owner, for fear of retaliation.”

If your friends won’t accept you, then they aren’t really your friends, and don’t believe in the Constitution

Both Mendez and Regalado at first worried about the type of people they encounter at the gun range, many of whom, they say, advertise their conservative politics in what they’re wearing or listening to.

“It’s mostly all men, mostly all white men, older men like 70s, 80s,” Mendez said. “Seeing people looking at us, and kind of just staring… It always makes us more uncomfortable. Because we’re like, ‘oh my God are they going to come and tell us, like, get out of here… you don’t belong here.’”

Instead, they’ve gotten a different reaction.

“They’re like, ‘Hey, you’re doing well, but can I show you something that might help you more?,” Mendez said.

Mendez says not only has it changed her impression of those individuals, but she also believes it’s given some a different perception of people like her.

“When I (came) back the next day, (one of the men) was like, ‘Hey! I saw your wife out there – she looks nice. Tell her I said ‘hi’.”

And right there is a big problem: liberals, mostly the more hardcore, do not think they can be friends, or even friendly, with people who do not have the same beliefs. The Otherize them, and the Others are verboten. Republicans are considered to be Evil. Most Republicans couldn’t care less. We only care if you’re trying to get government to tell us how we live our lives.

The article goes on to note the high rate of purchase by blacks, Asians, Latinos, and that around half of them in the past few years are women. And a goodly chunk are being quiet about it, because they are Democratic Party voters. Good for them. Many Conservatives were originally liberals, who were boned by liberal policies. Like Democratic Party soft on crime policies.

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Climate Cultist Has Charges Dropped Due To Her “Climate Anxiety”

I’ll agree that the penalties would be a bit over the top, but, having the charges dropped is just absurd. Might this be the beginning of even more stupid Progressive legal results?

Environmental Activist Freed From Charges Due To Climate Change ‘Trauma’

An Australian woman who blocked a central Sydney route to protest against climate change had all charges dismissed after the court was told about her climate anxiety.

Mali Cooper, 22, was charged with disrupting traffic and obstructing drivers or pedestrians for locking her neck to her car on the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June.

She faced up to two years in prison and $22,00 in fines under the New South Wales’ new laws designed in to punish protesters who disrupt roads, public transport and infrastructure facilities.

But Magistrate Jeff Linden in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday dropped all the charges against Cooper under the Mental Health Act, section 14. The law allows a defendant with mental health or cognitive impairment to avoid a criminal record.

The climate activist’s lawyer, Mark Davis, told The Daily Telegraph that he had provided medical evidence to the court to prove that Cooper suffered from the psychological impact of climate change.

The concerns developed into PTSD after Cooper’s hometown Lismore was ravaged by flooding earlier this year.

Well, believing that the planet is Doomed from a slight increase in global temperatures since 1850, and that every weather event is a result of that Doom, is a bit wackadoodle. Are climate cultists claiming they all have a screw loose? Sure seems like it.

“So what is the message Blockade Australia is trying to churn out? A sample of their messaging to date provides a good feel for their grab-bag of woke causes and a mix of cut-and-paste jargon drawn from Marxism; Greenie eco-warrior-talk; globalist anti-nationalism; plus support for Indigenous anti-colonial struggles,” Eric Louw argued on an op-ed on The Epoch Times on March. 29

“It is clear that both activists view the world from what has become a commonly held position that hybridises Marxism with Green eco-warrior activism.”

It’s what I’ve been saying for close to two decades.

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Manchin Gives Up On His Permitting Scheme, At Least For Moment

There were two outcomes: either Joe would give up on getting his permitting through, at least for now, or, Democrats would refuse to allow it in the budget bill. And Republicans were also refusing to play ball

Government shutdown likely avoided after Sen. Manchin reverses course on energy permitting

An about-face from Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday evening helped to set the Senate on an unexpected glide path to averting a Friday night shutdown.

The funding bill, which will keep the government running through Dec. 16, easily earned the 60 votes necessary to clear a procedural hurdle during a Tuesday vote. Seventy-two Senators supported moving forward with the proposal.

It was not expected to be so easy.

For several weeks, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has been carefully balancing his promise to Manchin to include Manchin’s permitting change proposal on a must-pass bill before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 — despite a growing coalition of members on both sides of the aisle vowing to block any short-term funding bill that included Manchin’s changes.

Schumer gave assurances to Manchin in order to secure the West Virginia Democrat’s essential support for the party’s major social spending and tax bill this summer, the Inflation Reduction Act.

So, what happened?

As recently as Monday, Manchin was holding firm to that promise. He spent the weekend working the phones, rallying support and publishing op-eds extolling the benefits — according to him — that his legislation would heap upon both renewable and non-renewable energy sources, over cries from critics that it would support further fossil fuel development. He believed there was a path to 60 votes.

But then he relented.

In a statement on Tuesday just half an hour before the Senate was set to vote down a short-term funding bill that included permitting changes, Manchin announced that he had requested Schumer remove his language from the bill.

Does he ever get the permitting scheme in a bill? Or, did he just throw West Virginia under the bus for the Dems bullshit “Inflation Reduction Act” that has nothing to do with inflation, and will raise the cost of living for West Virginians, and get absolutely nothing? Good job, Joe. Everyone but you could see this coming.

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Brandon Recommends You Get Vaccinated To Prepare For Hurricane Ian

I thought “this can’t be real, can it?” It can

There are a bunch of webcams you can watch here. Been watching one from Key West, where they are getting sustained 38mph with gusts to 60. Another one in Marathon Key. The other relevent ones are Siesta Key, Ft. Meyers, (I’ll finish this in a bit). More: St. Petersburg, University of Tampa, another Marathon.

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HHS Now Has An Office Of “Climate Change And Health Equity”

Like most things revolving around government and ‘climate change’, it won’t help either health or climate doom, just spread more money and give government more power over your life

HHS embraces new mission: ‘Climate Change and Health Equity’

One of the largest departments in the federal government says it has role to play in safeguarding Americans’ health from the effects of climate change, and argues this role is “firmly rooted in public health history.”

The Department of Health and Human Services is a $2 trillion entity that houses agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Last week, the department’s new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity said it was ready to tackle the challenges of climate-related health impacts, just as the government took on sanitation standards and air pollution decades ago.

Those things are real. Anthropogenic climate change is barely real, mostly being natural and things like land use and the Urban Heat Island effect

“The incredibly broad effects of climate change and the many ways it worsens existing inequities in the United States must be met with a swift and sustained public health response,” wrote John Balbus, the interim director of the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity. “Our country helped eradicate polio and sanitized our cities. Now we must rise to meet another challenge.”

Balbus said part of that work is ensuring the health of “disadvantaged” groups that would be most affected by climate change.

“Climate change does not affect all of us the same way. Just as unsanitary urban settings at the turn of the 20th century primarily affected low-income and immigrant communities, climate change likewise often hurts disadvantaged groups most,” he wrote. As one example, he said if global temperatures rise by 2 degrees Celsius, “Black and African American individuals are 34% more likely to live in areas with the highest projected increases in childhood asthma.”

Isn’t it kind of racist to think that blacks aren’t able to take care of themselves without the Helpful Hand Of Government?

The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity says it exercises the “power of convening, coordination and collaboration” to advance “climate change and health policy” as it pursues “environmental justice and equitable health outcomes.” Among its priorities are identifying communities with “disproportionate exposures to climate hazards and vulnerable populations,” and addressing “health disparities exacerbated by climate impacts to enhance community health resilience.”

HHS has also established an Office of Environmental Justice within the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, which focuses on the “people of color, disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income, marginalized, and indigenous peoples” who are “disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards.”

Word salad and Woke. And thinking people of color and indigenous peoples are too dumb to run their own lives.

Meanwhile, I’m not going to bother with this (yet), because it is expected from the climate cult

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful low carbon bike that Everyone Else should be forced to ride, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Not A Lot Of People Know That, with a post wondering what happened to the ice free Arctic.

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Bummer: 51% Approve Sending Illegals To Democrat Run Cities

I’m sure the majority who are against this live in Democrat run cities and do not want to have to deal with the fallout of their open borders beliefs

Majority of Americans support sending illegal immigrants to Democrat-led cities: poll

As the volume of migrants illegally crossing the southern border into the U.S. exceeded 2 million this fiscal year, a new poll finds that most registered voters approve of the decision by some Republican governors to send illegal immigrants to Democrat-run cities, and many see it as an effective way to draw attention to the immigration issue.

The CBS/YouGov survey found that 51% of registered voters approve of sending illegal immigrants to Democratic cities, compared to 49% who disapprove. Additionally, 88% of those who approve say it is an effective way of bringing attention to the issue of illegal immigration. (snip)

Support for migrant busses and planes falls along partisan lines, according to the poll. Just 20% of Democrats approved of the practice, compared to 87% of Republicans who said they back the move by red state governors. Independent voters disapprove by a 4-point margin, 48% to 52%.

CBS News is probably kicking themselves for taking the poll, as it really shows the hypocrisy of the open borders liberals. DeSantis, Abbott, and Ducey should keep sending those bus loads.

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Climate Cult Seems Confused That People Keep Moving To The Doomed Coasts

Perhaps they could ask Obama and Biden why they bought fancy houses at the beach?

Climate change makes living at the coast riskier. But more people keep coming.

Among the counties that trace the coastline of the contiguous United States, two very different pictures emerged from the latest census.

One shows how residents fled after devastating hurricanes, fueled by warmer-than-normal water in the Gulf of Mexico, slammed into their communities.

The other shows how coastal counties attracted millions of people to shiny new subdivisions, drawn by idyllic dreams of life near the beach.

The contrasting scenarios illustrate a growing disconnect, experts say. Even as insurance rates and flood claims escalate and federal scientists warn of the dangers of rising seas, extreme rainfall and rapidly intensifying storms, Americans still flock to the coast.

It’s a collision course, and people overlook the risks at their own peril, said Michael Mann, director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media at the University of Pennsylvania.

It just goes to show that the climate crisis (scam) is popular in theory, not practice. Most people really do not care. And would prefer all these nags to just leave them alone. If the climate cultists do not want to live at the coast, that’s their choice. Leave the rest of us alone. Mind your own business.

Maybe they should ask Al Gore with his beach front property. And all the other Elites.

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