Reps. Mike Rogers, Kevin Calvert Make Case For Military Focusing On China, Not Climate Crisis Scam

It’s ridiculous that these two Republicans even need to make the case, but, Democrats are unhinged, and it’s easy to make the military focus on Hotcoldwetdry so that Warmists do not have to do anything in their own lives

The case for a defense budget that focuses more on China, less on climate change

Since President Biden’s inauguration, we have seen what happens when America projects weakness rather than strength.

On May 8, the Taliban targeted and killed 85 people, mostly girls going to school in Kabul. On May 12, Hamas launched a relentless rocket attack against Israel wounding over 500. Earlier this year, Russia began massing over 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and a Russia-linked cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last month shutdown 45 percent of the gasoline supplied to the East Coast. Beijing is increasing its military activity in the South China Sea and continues to violate freedoms in Hong Kong and threaten Taiwan. In the midst of this, the Biden administration has been absent. Weakness invites chaos and when America steps back from its leadership role in the world, as President Biden has done, violence and unrest are the result.

One of the ways America signals to the world that we will continue to be a global leader is by maintaining a strong national defense. Unfortunately, President Biden’s proposed FY2022 defense budget sends the wrong message to our allies and our adversaries. By failing to keep pace with inflation, the President’s budget amounts to a cut of over $4 billion in defense spending. Meanwhile, his budget proposes to increase non-defense spending by a massive $104 billion or 16 percent.

Furthermore, within that reduced topline, the administration redirects nearly $650 million in critically needed military modernization and procurement funding to climate change and to monitor the social media accounts of our servicemembers. These initiatives have nothing to do with ensuring we have a lethal force ready to “fight tonight”. When we dedicate scarce defense funding to global climate change, biofuels initiatives, and social engineering experiments with military personnel you can almost hear the cheers and laughter of our adversaries.

Defense is in the Constitution, a duty that is explicit mentioned: the climate emergency nuttery is not. China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are loving this (along with the other insane stuff, like teaching critical race theory, going after any service member engaged in Wrongthink, the gender confused, and more). What else would you expect from Dementia Joe? He’s all sorts of worried about the imaginary and manufactured issue of climate doom. But not enough to cut out his own use of fossil fuels.

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NY Times: Say, Have Y’all Noticed That A Lot Of Police Officers Have Left The Job?

A rather good, almost honest article from the NY Times on cops leaving their jobs over the last year, with the defund the police movement and the blame from politicians heavily minimized

Why Police Have Been Quitting in Droves in the Last Year

As protests surged across the country last year over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, Officer Lindsay C. Rose in Asheville, N.C., found her world capsized.

Various friends and relatives had stopped speaking to her because she was a cop. During a protest in June around Police Headquarters, a demonstrator lobbed an explosive charge that set her pants on fire and scorched her legs.

She said she was spit on. She was belittled. Members of the city’s gay community, an inclusive clan that had welcomed her in when she first settled in Asheville, stood near her at one event and chanted, “All gay cops are traitors,” she said.

By September, still deeply demoralized despite taking several months off to recuperate, Officer Rose decided that she was done. She quit the Police Department and posted a sometimes bitter, sometimes nostalgic essay online that attracted thousands of readers throughout the city and beyond.

“I’m walking away to exhale and inhale, I’m leaving because I don’t have any more left in me right now,” she wrote. “I’m drowning in this politically charged atmosphere of hate and destruction.”

Where was the hate coming from? That’s somewhat glossed over, as the Times certainly wants to take a soft approach and not make their leftist, cop hating readership mad

Officer Rose was hardly alone. Thousands of police officers nationwide have headed for the exits in the past year.

A survey of almost 200 police departments indicated that retirements were up 45 percent and resignations rose by 18 percent in the year from April 2020 to April 2021 when compared with the previous 12 months, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington policy institute.

New York City saw 2,600 officers retire in 2020 compared with 1,509 the year before. Resignations in Seattle increased to 123 from 34 and retirements to 96 from 43. Minneapolis, which had 912 uniformed officers in May 2019, is now down to 699. At the same time, many cities are contending with a rise in shootings and homicides.

And then these same cities saw their crime skyrocket, including murder and attempted murder. Surprise!

The fact that the protests were directed at them pushed many officers to quit, he said. “They said that we have become the bad guys, and we did not get into this to become the bad guys.”

A sense that the city (of Asheville) itself did not back its police was a key reason for the departures, according to officers themselves as well as police and city officials. Officers felt that they should have been praised rather than pilloried after struggling to contain chaotic protests.

And that’s pretty much the only mention. Defund the police? One quick mention later. The police in Asheville, who were initially praised after dealing with the unhinged, violent protests, were then pilloried by the police chief and mayor. We saw the video: the police were being attacked, violence was going on, and the high mucky-mucks expected the officers to essentially say “pretty please, stop” to these nutjobs.

To make do, the A.P.D. has trimmed its services even as shootings and other violent crimes escalated, a trend that has been seen across the country and which many experts have connected to disruption from the pandemic. The police received about 650 calls for “shots fired” last year, Chief Zack said, and there were 10 homicides, compared with seven the year before. Aggravated assaults were also up.

The department shuttered a downtown satellite office, stopped bicycle patrols and is making fewer traffic stops. It published a list of 10 incidents to which it would no longer dispatch officers, including some vehicle thefts, and urged citizens to file simple complaints online rather than calling.

All but one of the seven officers who investigated domestic violence and sexual assault left, so the department is trying to get three officers up to speed on the skills needed.

Asheville isn’t Portland or Chicago: it’s a very nice, middle of nowhere city in the NC mountains that was once very safe, a wonderful weekend destination for so many. Now? Neighborhood Scout ranks it a 1, which is the worst number a city can get. That’s worse than Chicago. Violent crime is double the NC and US rates, and property crime is almost 3 times the NC and US rates. All those people who caused problems and want to slam the cops, defund them, abuse them in Asheville? They should be required to stay, so they can deal with the fallout of their policies.

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Your Fault: Crushing Climate Impacts Sooner Than Feared

There was no point trying to come up with a new headline. The original has all the fearmongering needed. And all because you refuse to give up your fossil fueled vehicle and moo cow burgers, getting an electric vehicle to go get a veggie burger instead

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft report from the UN’s climate science advisors obtained by AFP.

Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas—these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully obvious before a child born today turns 30.

The choices societies make now will determine whether our species thrives or simply survives as the 21st century unfolds, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says in a draft report seen exclusively by AFP.

But dangerous thresholds are closer than once thought, and dire consequences stemming from decades of unbridled carbon pollution are unavoidable in the short term.

By far the most comprehensive catalogue ever assembled of how climate change is upending our world, the report reads like a 4,000-page indictment of humanity’s stewardship of the planet.

This “report” is 4,000 pages, but, sadly, won’t be released in time for the next UN IPCC COP in Glasgow late this year (with thousands taking long fossil fueled trips to attend), but, giving up some Doom-mongering as the summer hits plays well with the Cult of Climastrology.

Here’s the question (besides the normal of “when will these people practice what they preach?”): what are the consequences to those who attach their name to this report, along with those who doom-cheer it, rather than being skeptical, 30 years from now when none of this comes to fruition?

There is very little good news in the report, but the IPCC stresses that much can be done to avoid worst-case scenarios and prepare for impacts that can no longer be averted, the final takeaway.

Conservation and restoration of so-called blue carbon ecosystems—kelp and mangrove forests, for example—enhance carbon stocks and protect against storm surges, as well as providing wildlife habitats, coastal livelihoods and food security.

Transitioning to more plant-based diets could also reduce food-related emissions as much as 70 percent by 2050.

But simply swapping a gas guzzler for a Tesla or planting billions of trees to offset business-as-usual isn’t going to cut it, the report warns.

“We need transformational change operating on processes and behaviours at all levels: individual, communities, business, institutions and governments,” it says.

Strange, a complete change of everything. Who’s in charge of this?

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If All You See…

…is a horrible carbon infused beer causing sea rise and Bad Weather, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Not A Lot Of People Know That, with a post noting that Earth has not been trapping heat at an alarming rate.

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Surprise: There Are Lots Of Problems With California’s Don’t Call It A COVID Passport System

Well, gee, who would have seen this coming?

California’s digital COVID-19 vaccination record has glitches. Here’s how to fix yours

When California officials unveiled a new system to provide digital COVID-19 vaccine records last week, they billed it as a convenience, an easy way for residents to demonstrate and verify their inoculation status.

But the offering has not been without hiccups. Already, the state has received nearly 70,000 troubleshooting forms submitted online by residents looking to correct or complete their information, according to the California Department of Public Health.

Though only a fraction of the 558,000 digital records that have successfully been created since the system went live Friday, the numbers demonstrate how even relatively uncommon issues can wind up inconveniencing tens of thousands of people. (snip)

Records are accessible through myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. There, Californians are prompted to provide their name, date of birth and the email address or cellphone number they used when getting their vaccine. They will also need to create a four-digit personal identification number.

If the submitted information matches an official record, the resident will get an email or text with a link to access a digital copy of the inoculation record, as well as a QR code.

That sounds great, providing the State with your direct email and/or cellphone number, right? What could go wrong?

One snag that’s emerged is the requirement for an email address or phone number — which has to match what a person submitted when receiving her or his COVID-19 vaccine.

However, that information might be missing for some. Because the system pulls from records maintained within and accessible through the state’s immunization registry systems, it’s also conceivable someone’s record may be filed under an email address or phone number that’s either outdated or was used for a non-COVID-19 vaccine.

So, wait, the state has records for non-Bat Soup Virus vaccines?

The state’s website says that residents should include photos of their physical vaccine cards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as a valid form of ID. However, as of Monday morning, there appeared to be no way to attach photos to the troubleshooting form before submitting.

Oh, good, the California public health department would now have your ID….wait, I thought ID to identify yourself was bad for Progressives? Anyhow, there’s no chance anything bad could happen with this, right? The records couldn’t get out, couldn’t be used improperly, right?

Heck, even the ACLU of North Carolina said back in March that there’s a lot that can go wrong, and they would prefer a paper system. One thing they mentioned is that it should not allow for tracking or the creation of new databases. California’s sure look like it’s going that way.

Anyhow

Hey, if I need my card or pictures of my card to get on a flight, fine. I’m not giving all sorts of information to Government which could misuse it.

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Rolling Stone: We’re In An Air Conditioned Nightmare Or Something

Remember when Rolling Stone used to focus on music and stuff? How they were counter-culture like rock and roll, sticking it to the man, not taking the side of Government? Boy howdy, that’s changed quite a bit. What surely hasn’t changed is how the office of Rolling Stone, along with all the employees at their homes, are still air conditioned to a very comfortable temperature (you can read the whole thing here at Yahoo News)

Our Air-Conditioned Nightmare

Heat is entropy. Heat is chaos. The hotter something gets, the more kinetic energy it has: molecules vibrate, relationships change, life overheats, things die.

You can see that out west right now. Last week, a heat dome formed over the Great Plains all the way out to the California coast. Salt Lake City boiled at 107°F, the hottest temperature ever recorded there. In Las Vegas, it was more than 100 degrees at night. Phoenix hit at least 115°F five days in a row, setting a new record for the city. The health impacts of heat waves are difficult to track in real time, but public-health officials in the Phoenix area are already investigating the heat-related deaths of nine people in a single day (June 17th). More heat is forecast for this week, this summer, and, as long as the world keeps burning fossil fuels, many years to come. Brutal as it seems, this is just heat bootcamp compared to what we will be facing in the not-so-distant future.

Interestingly, we’re told that cold weather records are either meaningless or actually support the climate crisis (scam).

But long before that, the most obvious impact of extreme heat is that it pushes people to turn on – and turn up – their air-conditioning. With cool air, you can feel the chaos within you subsiding. But it comes at a cost: AC sucks up huge amounts of electricity, which strains the grid and increases the risk of blackouts. More electricity also means burning fossil fuels, which means more CO2 pollution (President Biden has promised a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2035, but that’s still a long way off). In addition, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the human-made chemicals inside of air-conditioners used to cool the air, are super greenhouse gases, up to 3,000 times more potent than CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere. What it comes down to is this: By cooling ourselves off, we risk cooking ourselves to death.

It wouldn’t strain the grid if we weren’t replacing viable, dependable, affordable energy sources with unreliable, undependable, more expensive sources. We rarely have issues with energy here in North Carolina during high temperature spells. You would think areas, such as Nevada and Arizona, would build a power supply and grid that supports an area that gets hot, and is seeing a lot of people moving there.

And it’s pretty much a given that as the planet heats up, the demand for air-conditioning will grow fast, especially in the developing world, where air-conditioning is still a luxury that few people can afford. There are just over 1 billion single-room air conditioning units in the world right now – about one for every seven people on Earth. By 2050, there are likely to be more than 4.5 billion units, making them as common as cellphones today.

Rolling Stone is upset that those black and brown people in other countries will start using the same AC that Rolling Stone uses

What’s the solution to this cascade of heat-driven chaos? The most obvious one: Stop burning fossil fuels. For all intents and purposes, when carbon emissions reach zero, warming will stop and the temperature in the atmosphere will level-out (they will stay at that level until CO2 levels fall, which, barring the massive deployment of some new technology that can suck CO2 out of the atmosphere, will take many hundreds of years). But since we are obviously not going to be living in a zero-carbon world anytime soon, increasing the efficiency of AC units can help, as can developing and commercializing new technologies to cool the air without destroying the planet (in the U.S., new efficiency standards for AC units will take effect in 2023). In some places, heat pumps, which both heat and cool buildings, can be a smart option. And earlier this year, the winners of a $1 million Global Cooling Prize were announced, showcasing new technology that promises to have five times less climate impact than traditional AC units.

What if warming doesn’t stop? What if most warming is caused by natural processes? What then? Has Rolling Stone given up it’s own use of fossil fuels? How about the readership who’s agreeing with the article?

But there are simpler solutions, too. Last week, the respected medical journal Lancet published a largely overlooked paper about humble technology that can do a lot to help solve the problems of extreme heat: the electric fan.

Will you give up your use of AC and start using fans instead? How about you, all your Warmists? No takers? RS spends their next eight paragraphs telling us that fans are awesome, but, doesn’t have a photo of fans all over the RS office with the AC turned off. Weird, right?

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Democrats Yammer On About “Killibuster” After Losing On “Voting Rights”, Admit What It’s All About

Democrats had to know that their control of elections by the federal government which benefits Democrats bill, HR1/S1, was doomed to be shot down by the fillibuster, right?

‘Killibuster’: Democratic angst grows as filibuster threatens agenda

Democrats are confronting the reality that absent any seismic shifts, their top agenda items face long, if not impossible, odds in the Senate amid growing frustration with the legislative filibuster.

After achieving a unified government for the first time since 2010, Democrats pledged to go “big’’ and “bold” after four years of the Trump administration. But they are watching as their wish list of bills runs straight into a familiar buzzsaw: the Senate’s own rulebook.

Now, Democrats are vowing that the fight over the filibuster isn’t over even as their two biggest holdouts to procedural changes — Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — are showing no signs of backing down from their opposition to nixing the 60-vote requirement for most legislation to pass the Senate.

“The Democrats are going to have to talk about what the next path is,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who supports filibuster reform, added that Democrats needed to have an “open debate” after months of closed-door conversations and communicating through the media and op-eds.

“Let’s stop shadowboxing. Let’s really have an open debate about what it means to keep these rules in place,” Murphy said.

Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) added that while there was a “risk” to changing the filibuster, “there’s risk if we let the status quo where nothing happens continue.”

This is the filibuster that they used hundreds of times in 2020, and the same in the other 3 years Trump was President. But, hey, I’ll tell you what, we can go back to the old type of filibuster where you have to just talk and talk and talk (like Democrat Robert “KKK” Byrd did when Dems tried to stop the Civil Rights Act) if we get rid of the 17 Amendment and go back to the original way of electing Senators, as the Constitution laid out, returning power back to the States and The People.

The growing Democratic angst comes after Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping voting rights bill, known as the For the People Act, from even coming up for debate. The move was widely telegraphed, since GOP senators were in lockstep opposition to the bill long before the vote.

To advance legislation, Democrats have the near-impossible task of getting at least 10 Republican votes to pass some of their biggest priorities, including expanding gun background checks, LGBT protections, immigration reform, voting rights and raising the minimum wage.

This is the Democrats version of “democracy”: jamming legislation that would grab guns, codify allowing the gender confused into the bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers of real women, along with destroying women’s sports, massive amnesty, increasing unemployment by causing businesses to higher fewer people along with replacing workers with machines, and a bill that keeps Democrats in power

Via Brian Preston, who notes

The Democrats are acting like a questionable win at the presidential level in the midst of a historic pandemic, losing seats in the House, narrowly capturing the Senate in questionable special elections, and losing big at the state level, all constitute a mandate for them to obtain total power forever and to push a hard-left agenda that the American people don’t support.

It’s a power grab, period. And huge parts of it are unconstitutional. And they do not care.

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Climate Today: Guardian Pushes Nuclear Power, Sunrise Arrested At Ted Cruz’s House

There are certainly a few high ranking poobahs in the climate cult who think nuclear power is a great thing, such as Michael “Robust Debate” Mann. Most Warmists, though, are dead set against nuclear energy, especially those who are also extreme environmentalists. So, this makes the UK Guardian allowing a piece rather important

If we want to fight the climate crisis, we must embrace nuclear power

On 30 April, the Indian Point nuclear power plant 30 miles north of New York City was shut down. For decades the facility provided the overwhelming majority of the city’s carbon-free electricity as well as good union jobs for almost a thousand people. Federal regulators had deemed the plant perfectly safe.

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, a key figure behind the move, said that the shuttering of Indian Point brought us “a big step closer to achieving our aggressive clean energy goals”. It’s hard to reconcile that optimism with the data that’s recently come out. The first full month without the plant has seen a 46% increase in the average carbon intensity of statewide electric generation compared to when Indian Point was fully operational. New York replaced clean energy from Indian Point with fossil fuel sources like natural gas.

It’s a nightmare we should have seen coming. In Germany, nuclear power formed around a third of the country’s power generation in 2000, when a Green party-spearheaded campaign managed to secure the gradual closure of plants, citing health and safety concerns. Last year, that share fell to 11%, with all remaining stations scheduled to close by next year. A recent paper found that the last two decades of phased nuclear closures led to an increase in CO2 emissions of 36.3 megatons a year – with the increased air pollution potentially killing 1,100 people annually.

Like New York, Germany coupled its transition away from nuclear power with a pledge to spend more aggressively on renewables. Yet the country’s first plant closures meant carbon emissions actually increased, as the production gap was immediately filled through the construction of new coal plants. Similarly, in New York the gap will be filled in part by the construction of three new gas plants. For the Germans, investment in renewables did eventually pay dividends, but it largely replaced the old nuclear plants’ output rather than reducing existing fossil fuel consumption. The carbon intensity of German electricity is higher than the EU average.

Something has to replace coal. Wind and solar are not it. This is something that Warmists and Skeptics can agree on, we need cheap, affordable, reliable power. Whether you call it clean because it has much lower “carbon emissions” or because nuclear is actually a heck of a lot better for the environment than coal (it 100% is), nuclear is the way to go. I’ll leave you to read this common sense piece, even if it is heavy on the climate doom

A Group Of Climate Change Protesters Were Arrested For Trespassing On Ted Cruz’s Lawn

Houston police on Monday arrested eight people for trespassing at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s residence while protesting climate change amid the state’s ongoing power crisis.

A group of 60 to 70 people had congregated outside Cruz’s house at around 11 a.m. on Monday to call on President Joe Biden to stop negotiating with “climate deniers” like the senator and to move forward with structuring the Civilian Climate Corps, a policy to create government jobs to combat climate change.

The Houston Police Department said that while the majority of the protesters were “extremely peaceful” and were exercising their First Amendment right to protest against climate change, a small group broke the law by trespassing on Cruz’s private property.

The eight protesters were given multiple warnings and opportunities to leave Cruz’s lawn, but they refused for over an hour, a police spokesperson said.

Um, why are they outside Cruz’s house (and on his property) if they’re petitioning China Joe? Anyhow, you may have a right to protest, but, that’s private property. As a property owner, I’d be kinda pissed off that the police took an hour to remove them from my property. Video here.

Clothes, shoes, signs, smartphones, all required fossil fuels.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible green lawn that requires watering which is bad for ‘climate change’, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Climate Change Dispatch, with a post on the green job fallacy.

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Nellis AFB Held A Drag Queen Show

It’s totally essential for the morale and readiness of the service members, you know. Anyone else thinking that one or more of Russia, China, Iran, or North Korea are going to start getting frisky with all the insane stuff happening in the U.S. military with China Joe in charge?

Exclusive — Nellis Air Force Base Hosts First-Ever Drag Queen Show: ‘Essential to the Morale, Readiness’

The Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first-ever drag queen show at one of its on-base dining and entertainment clubs, according a base spokesperson.

Nellis Air Force Base said in an email statement to Breitbart News:

Nellis Air Force Base and the 99th Air Base Wing hosted its first-ever drag show Thursday, June 17, at the Nellis Club. The event was sponsored by a private organization and provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the history and significance of drag performance art within the LGBT+ community.

Ensuring our ranks reflect and are inclusive of the American people is essential to the morale, cohesion, and readiness of the military. Nellis Air Force Base is committed to providing and championing an environment that is characterized by equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

The drag queen show came to light after Air Force veteran podcaster “BK” posted a digital flyer for the event that read: “DRAG-U-NELLIS” and “CLASS IS IN SESSION.” (snip)

Nellis Air Force Base is home to the service’s Warfare Center where Air Force pilots undergo the most demanding advanced air combat training in the country. “The crews do not come to learn how to fly, but instead how to be the best combat aviators in the world,” the base website said.

When does this stuff end? How does this help the mission of protecting the United States and projecting power when necessary? The military is being turned into just another virtue signaling, SJW, leftist outlet, one which will fail to be able to protect the U.S. And they seem to want to continue highlighting mental illness. This will not end well.

But, like I’ve said, progressives have worked hard to take over everything. They started with education, then got the governmental bureaucracies. They took over unions, Hollywood, and the news business. They hijacked the civil rights organizations. Then they went after the CIA and FBI, along with the military, in the 70’s. They wanted to defund the military. That wasn’t going to happen, especially with Ronald Reagan elected. So, destroy by infiltrating and changing things. And, they’ve done a wonderful job at this, eh?

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