Never Go Full Slate: Lunatic Takes Shots At Bush 41’s Service Dog

It must take a lot of energy to be this Angry and Deranged. Remember this cute and touching picture from 2 days ago

Remember when Slate was reliably right leaning, but then decided to take on the role of the collapsing Salon?

(Daily Caller) Slate staff writer Ruth Graham doesn’t want anyone to “spend” their “emotional energy” on the late former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, and she wrote an entire article stating just that.

The day after a picture posted by Bush spokesman Jim McGrath of Sully lying in front of his master’s casket went viral on social media, Graham posted an article to Slate titled, “Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush.” It even helpfully included the subheader: “He’s a service dog who had been with the president for six months, not his lifelong companion.”

Graham began her piece by comparing Sully to his human namesake, the pilot – Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – who famously landed his troubled airplane in the Hudson River in 2009.

“Almost 10 years later, a dog named for the pilot has become a beloved ‘hero’ in his own right, and he did it for something much simpler: lying down.”

After detailing the various ways Sully became a media sensation over the past 24 hours, the Slate writer excused “sentimentality” on the part of pet owners … apparently except for those – like Sully – who weren’t with their masters long enough to suit her fancy.

“But Sully is not a longtime Bush family pet, letting go of the only master he has known,” wrote Graham. “He is an employee who served for less than six months.”

Nor does the unhinged screed drop its tone further in. The moonbattery continues on and on and on. How miserable do you have to be to go this route?

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If All You See…

…is snow which will disappear from our lives due to Other People taking fossil fueled flights, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Maggie’s Farm, with a post wondering where the crime is.

For some reason it didn’t autopost at 1pm originally

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We’re The Last Generation That Can Stop Hotcoldwetdry Or Something

So, there are, or at least will be, over 10,000 people gathering in Poland for the last United Nations climate talks (no, not that one the other month. Or that one. Or the other. This is the yearly Big One), most of whom took long fossil fueled trips to attend from around the world. A good chunk will have arrived on private jets. And too eat well

But, hey, only you can stop minuscule changes in the global temperature (by paying a tax)

‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit

The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. (snip)

“We are clearly the last generation that can change the course of climate change, but we are also the first generation with its consequences,” said Kristalina Georgieva, the CEO of the World Bank. The bank announced on Monday that its record $100bn (£78bn) of climate funding from 2021-2025 would for the first time be split equally between projects to cut emissions and those protecting people from the floods, storms and droughts that global warming is making worse.

There’s lots of doom and gloom flying around, as they eat well and party, often on the taxpayer dime. Of course, many want their sweet, sweet, redistributed climate cash

Gebru Jember Endalew, the chair of the 47-strong Least Developed Countries Group, said: “We represent almost one billion people, the people who are least responsible for climate change but among those most vulnerable to its effects. The longer poor countries have to wait [for funding], the larger the cost will become.”

It’s a pretty good scam. 1st World nations used to give money and help and stuff to 3rd world shitholes developing nations and expect cooperation from those 3rd world nations. The narrative has now been changed in that the 3rd world nations demand money from the 1st world nations claiming that they are being harmed due to the carbon pollution of the 1sters.

Funny how Leftists always say how much they hate the rich, and that most Warmists are leftists, yet, they are more than will to give up their freedom and money to these rich people pushing ‘climate change’, who also enrich themselves more with those same government controlled policies.

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California Democrats Super Excited To Tax The Purchase Of All Semi-Automatic Firearms

It’s just a little thing, but, it’s adding a specific penalty tax to a product that is already subject to a sales tax that is part of the Bill Of Rights. Would they consider adding a sur-tax whenever someone hired a lawyer?

Here We Go: Gun Control Advocates In California Now Want to Tax Semi-Automatic Firearms

California Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) has proposed a new gun control measure: taxing the sale of semi-automatic firearms and using the money to support gun violence prevention programs, The Sacramento Bee reported. The proposal was a direct result of the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

“The goal is fewer gun deaths,” Levine said in a statement. “The gun tax will support the kind of interventions that make gun violence less likely in the first place, which is exactly what we need to do.”

Should the bill pass, the money would go to the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, which is overseen by the Board of State and Community Corrections. The BSCC then uses the money to send various grants to cities and community-based organizations.

Right now, it’s unclear what the tax would look like but Levine’s chief-of-staff said they’re considering a $25 fee per firearm, which is similar to Chicago and Seattle’s tax. Although the tax amount is not set in stone, it’s estimated that it will bring in millions in additional revenue to the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.

How’s that tax working in Chicago and Seattle? Chicago is very violent, and violent crime is rising in Seattle. The Violence Intervention and Prevention Program is already in full swing in the People’s Republik Of California, yet, there is still violence. There are still shootings. Even though California is one of the most restrictive firearms state in the nation. This is just a tax to rip some extra money out the hands of people engaged in a Constitutionally protected Right.

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Democrats Ready To Pass Legislation To Protect Dreamers In First 100 Days

Well, of course they do. None of their proposals are actually aimed at helping U.S. citizens. They are either about protecting illegals, raising the cost of living for U.S. citizens, or giving the federal government more power over the lives of U.S. citizens

Pelosi pledges to pass Dream Act with Democratic House majority

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to pass legislation that would put so-called Dreamers — young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — on a pathway to citizenship when her party retakes control of Congress’ lower chamber in January.

“America draws strength from our long, proud heritage as a nation of immigrants. In the Majority, Democrats will work to reverse the Republicans’ destructive anti-immigrant agenda,” Pelosi said in a statement Saturday, responding to a letter sent Thursday by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “Our House Democratic Majority will once again pass the Dream Act to end the uncertainty and fear inflicted on patriotic young men and women across the country.”

Lawmakers in the Caucus urged Pelosi — who is vying to secure her second spell as speaker of the House during the upcoming congressional session — to schedule votes on legislation to codify protections for recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and for immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) within the first 100 days of the 116th Congress.

“We will protect TPS recipients and those fleeing unimaginable violence,” Pelosi added in her statement.

Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-New York, one of the members of Congress who signed the letter to Pelosi, told CBS News that Democrats should move ahead “expeditiously” in January to pass bills that shield Dreamers and TPS holders from deportation, without providing any funding for a wall on the southern border — which President Trump and many Republicans have said needs to be included in any bipartisan immigration proposal.

“I think the Dream Act should be taken on alone, with no poison pills attached to it,” Espaillat said.

TPS is meant to be, get this, temporary. Getting beyond that, the big thing will be their push to give the Dreamers amnesty and citizenship in what they refer to as a “clean bill”, which means no funding for the wall, nor enforcement measures, nothing in it other than providing that citizenship without requiring any penalties, taxes, nor requirements. And if it is like the other Dreamer bills from the Dems, it will allow the parents of the Dreamers to remain in the U.S., even though they were the ones who “sinned.” Remember the talking point about “not punishing the children for the sins of the parent(s)”? Past Dem bills have rewarded the parent(s) with the ability to stay in the U.S. as a permanent legal resident at the least.

And some of their bills have allowed the Dreamers to bring in family members from other countries the minute they get citizenship. And they won’t stop with the Dreamers

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus also stressed in their letter to Pelosi that passing comprehensive immigration reform should be a priority when Democrats take control of the House for the first time since 2011. The Latino lawmakers said the bill should include provisions to allow deported U.S. military veterans to come back to the country, end “the militarization” of the southern border, reunify still-separated migrant families and provide a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S.

All this does is entice more to come to the U.S. illegally.

“These hardworking, taxpaying undocumented workers have enriched our country, while contributing their knowledge, traditions, and intellect to the fabric of our culture. They are part of America’s economic engine,” they wrote in their letter.

These same Democrats also denigrate rural farmers and other non-big city dwellers who are the backbone of the economic engine.

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As Paris Riots Grow, News Media Forgets A Very Important Detail

The riots in France, which have been going on for a few weeks, continue to grow

(UK Guardian) Facing his biggest crisis since he took office in 2017, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, has instructed his prime minister to hold talks with protest groups – including the gilets jaunes, who were involved in the worst riots in central Paris in a decade. More than 100 people have been injured and almost 400 arrested in the violent anti-government demonstrations, sparked by fuel tax hikes.

The protests were not confined to Paris. Over the weekend more than 130,000 people demonstrated with the gilets jaunes movement across France. In Toulouse on Saturday, 48 police were injured in clashes with protesters.

ABC News has a 4 paragraph story about this, which includes

A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists wearing yellow jackets torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti.

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold an emergency meeting on security with the prime minister and the Interior minister later Sunday. He has vowed that those responsible for the violence will pay for their actions.

NBC News is running the Reuters article

For more than two weeks, protesters angry over gas taxes and the high cost of living have been blocking roads across France, impeding access to fuel depots, shopping malls and some airports. (snip)

The “Yellow Jacket” revolt erupted on Nov. 17 and poses a formidable challenge to President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to counter a plunge in popularity over his economic reforms, which are seen as favoring the wealthy. (snip)

The movement began online as an impromptu rebellion against higher fuel prices but has morphed into a broader outpouring of anger over the squeeze that living costs are putting on middle-class household budgets.

The article finally gets around to an important concept

Macron says the increased fuel taxes are part of his effort to combat climate change, wanting to persuade French drivers to exchange diesel-fueled cars for less polluting models.

Many, many other US outlets, such as Newsweek, are missing that central point, that this really began over the planned hikes in the fuel taxes to fight the climate change scam, with the existing taxes on fuel and energy already having driven up the cost of living. And, yes, they are upset over other policies. And then there’s the Paper Of Record

‘Yellow Vests’ Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France

The “Yellow Vest” protests he is a part of present an extraordinary venting of rage and resentment by ordinary working people, aimed at the mounting inequalities that have eroded their lives. The unrest began in response to rising gas taxes and has been building in intensity over the past three weeks, peaking on Saturday.

With little organization and relying mostly on social media, they have moved spontaneously from France’s poor rural regions over the last month to the banks of the Seine, where they have now become impossible to ignore. (snip)

Mr. Macron has previously insisted that, unlike past French governments, he will not back down in the face of popular resistance to reforms like a loosening of labor laws. It’s a harder line than many other western European countries have taken. (snip)

On these cold nights, Joel Decoux’s oven burned the wood he chopped himself because he can’t afford gas for heating.

It is not deep poverty, but ever-present unease in the small cities, towns and villages over what is becoming known as “the other France,” away from the glitzy Parisian boulevards that were the scene of rioting this weekend. (snip)

Mr. Dou — who says his 9-year-old son has never been on vacation and his gross salary of 1,300 euros a month, about $1,475, “disappears immediately in the bills” — was among them. There is little left after high taxes and costly utilities such as electricity.

The gas taxes are eventually mentioned again in a bit more detail, but only as “the last straw”, and not linked in any way to mitigating man-caused climate change. Nor does the NY Times note that so much of the rising costs, including food and electricity, are do to ‘climate change’ policies. Heck, dude is chopping his own wood because he can’t afford gas for heating. That’s because of ‘climate change’ policies.

The cutest thing is that the Times attempts to paint this all as some sort of inequity thing, a rich against the poor and middle class thing. But, hey, maybe they’re a little bit correct: it’s the bigshot rich upper class members of the Cult of Climastrology pushing their policies on the middle and lower classes. They do not hurt Macron. He’s rich. And he gets to take long fossil fueled trips on the taxpayers money. He doesn’t worry about energy and food costs.

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Urgency To Implement Lots Of Rules Is Main Theme Of ‘Climate Change’ Meeting In Poland

Good news! Our ‘climate change’ betters are gathering in Poland for the latest Conference On The Parties, looking to make you do the very things they themselves won’t

Climate change: Urgency the main theme as COP24 opens

The most critical meeting on climate change since the 2015 Paris agreement has opened in Katowice, Poland.

The COP24 conference started a day early due to the pressures on negotiators to make progress.

Ex-chairmen of the talks have warned the world “is at a crossroads” and “decisive action in the next two years will be crucial”. (snip)

But a recent study showed that CO2 emissions are on the rise again after stalling for four years.

In an unprecedented move, four former UN climate talks presidents issued a statement on Sunday, calling for urgent action.

“What ministers and other leaders say and do in Katowice at COP24 will help determine efforts for years to come and either bring the world closer to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement – including protecting those most vulnerable to climate change – or push action further down the road.

“Any delay will only make it harder and more expensive to respond to climate change.”

It’s very urgent that they make you pay for their beliefs, all while taking long fossil fueled trips for a taxpayer funded meeting

COP24 focused on setting rules to combat climate change

Representatives from 195 countries have gathered in the Polish city of Katowice for the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP24.

The conference, which is being held between December 2 and 15, will focus on producing a set of rules to flesh out details of the Paris climate accord, the landmark agreement signed in 2015 by all nations, bar Nicaragua and Syria, to battle climate change.

Hold on to your wallets, folks!

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If All You See…

…is a horrible fossil fueled machine causing dangerous heat snow, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is No Tricks Zone, with a post on Germany wind turbines collapsing and the government refusing to investigate.

It’s snow week!

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! It’s another fantastic day in America. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and we’re closing in on Christmas. This pinup is by Greg Hildebrandt with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Old Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Chicks On The Right covers a radio station banning a Christmas song
  2. Creeping Sharia notes the rise in FGM in the UK
  3. DC Clothesline discusses San Fran’s rich making homelessness worse
  4. Free North Carolina covers Dick’s Sporting Goods have serious issues
  5. Gates Of Vienna covers an ISIS member trying to poison the water supply in Sardinia
  6. Geller Report notes an 8 year old attacked daily by Muslims in Germany, covered up by teachers
  7. Jihad Watch covers Germany paying refugees to go home
  8. Legal Insurrection discusses yet another hate hoax
  9. Moonbattery notes that Islamophilia is the problem
  10. Powerline covers the FBI raiding the home of a whistleblower
  11. White House Dossier discusses the media using Bush 41’s death to smack Trump
  12. The Daley Gator has the cult of gun control and hypocrisy
  13. The Last Refuge notes that the riots in France continue
  14. The Other McCain covers the firing of anti-Jew Marc Lamont Hill
  15. And last, but not least, The Political Hat says that, yes, Western civilization is superior

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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Bummed That She’ll Have Inexpensive Health Insurance In Congress

But she’ll take the cheap insurance rather than protesting and refusing, all as she pushes for single payer, er, Medicare for all

(The Hill) Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted Saturday that she was frustrated to learn that her health-care costs would be chopped by more than half upon entering Congress, accusing her fellow lawmakers of enjoying cheap government health insurance while opposing similar coverage for all Americans.

In a tweet, the New York freshman lawmaker-elect wrote that her health care as a waitress was “more than TWICE” as high as what she would pay upon taking office as a congresswoman next month.

“In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan. As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday afternoon.

“It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for #MedicareForAll,” she added.

Congrats on voting in someone with an economics degree who doesn’t understand economics, NY Democrats. There are way more people in Congress and the federal government overall which spreads the cost and the pool of those who use the insurance, which reduces cost. Not too mention that the government subsidizes a vast amount of the premium.

And Obamacare has driven up premiums, as well as the rarely mentioned deductibles. You know, the government controlled option.

And she still has no idea how to pay for it while still sounding like a fool

Ocasio-Cortez, who upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary, has repeatedly been unable to answer how she will pay for her socialistic policies. A study by the George Mason University Mercatus Center claims Medicare for All would cost $32.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years.

During an interview with Jorge Ramos last Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez said she is “puzzled” that people keep asking her how the country can afford socialized medicine.

“People often say, like, ‘how are you going to pay for it?’ And I find the question so puzzling, because, how do you pay for something that’s more affordable?” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that Medicare for All would be cheaper than the current health system is inaccurate. While the Mercatus Center study estimated drug prices would fall under Medicare for All, higher demand would still significantly drive up costs.

“How do you pay for cheaper rent?” she said. “You just pay for it. You’re paying more now!”

How do you pay for it? Taxes and user fees. Instead of paying a premium and deductibles, you just see your taxes go up. And you see the cost of living go up, because costs will get passed on.

Remember, tiny Vermont could not make single payer work. Medicare for all is just another name for single payer. A study showed that it would cost California twice their actual overall budget to do this type of scheme.

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