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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That New Study Saying Global Warming Is Occurring Much Slower Than Thought Doesn’t Say That Or Something

Two days ago we were offered up a glimpse of a new study that basically said that the previous models were utter trash, as Skeptics have been noting for years and years. And now the spin starts

New Climate Study Doesn’t Contradict Global Warming, No Matter What Breitbart Says

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Things went totally off the rails from there. “The scientists who produce those doomsday reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have finally come clean—the computer models they’ve been using to predict runaway global warming are wrong,” bloviated The Sun. “Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming,” Breitbartpiled on.

It got so out of hand that the University of Oxford-based researchers released a statement yesterday disavowing the idea that we now longer need to take aggressive action to reduce carbon emissions, followed by a response article in The Guardian this morning.

Here’s what really happened. …

You know some serious spin is coming your way.

Whether the authors are correct in their baseline or not, the study’s message isn’t that it’s time to rest on our laurels if we want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. But that misleading message was compounded when some outlets keyed in on a suggestion in the paper that climate models have “overestimated” warming by 0.3 degrees C, taking this to mean that temperatures are not rising as quickly as the IPCC says they are. Not only was the paper was not intended to assess discrepancies between climate models and observations, its findings are in line with the IPCC, a fact which the authors readily admit.

That is exactly what the study was saying, prior to the spin starting.

“Out predictions for warming rates over the coming decades are identical to those of the IPCC,” study authors Miles Allen and Richard Miller wrote in the Guardian.

The IPCC models are well over what the actual observations ended up being.

Comparing models with observations isn’t always an easy or even a good thing to do.

This entire schtick is based on models. And when the observations don’t agree, the observations are changed, not the model outcomes.

Still, the essential conclusion of this new study didn’t differ all that much from those that came before it: We need aggressive carbon reductions immediately if we want to keep climate change to a minimum.

When will Gizmodo give up their own use of fossil fuels and go carbon neutral?

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If All You See…

…is a world that has so much drought that the ground turns to rock, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Crawdad Hole, with a post wondering if it’s OK to punch a woman if she’s a Nazi.

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Entitled Millionaire NFL Players Ask For SJW Month

And this is how you kill a sport by driving a large chunk of your fan base away

Memo: NFL players ask Roger Goodell for support in racial equality campaign

Current and former NFL players campaigning for racial equality and criminal justice reform wrote a lengthy memo to league commissioner Roger Goodell officially seeking overt league support in their effort, including an endorsement for an activism awareness month, Yahoo Sports has learned.

The 10-page memo, obtained by Yahoo Sports, was sent to Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in August, requesting wide-ranging involvement in their movement from the NFL. The memo seeks an investment of time and education, political involvement, finances and other commitments from the league. It also sought to have the NFL endorse the month of November as an activism awareness month, similar to the periods of league calendar dedicated to breast cancer awareness and military recognition.

It was endorsed by four players: Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, former Buffalo Bills wideout Anquan Boldin and Eagles wideout Torrey Smith.

What could possibly go wrong? They can blame the hurricanes, but, what of this past weekend? What of when the ratings keep dropping, because fans tune into their own team, but tune out to the others which they would normally watch? If the NFL tries this, or, really, even pays lip service to it, the ratings will drop like a stone, merchandising will collapse, and there won’t be the money to pay these same entitled players their millions per year.

But, hey, if they really want racial equality, then there needs to be a cap on players by race. So, we’d have to cut the number of Blacks in the NFL down to no more than 14%, while increasing the number of Whites, Latinos, and Asians, among others. Seems fair, right?

Oh, and if they want to do all this, why don’t they put their own money where their mouths are, instead of Demanding that the NFL pony up?

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