If All You See…

…is an ocean that will soon inundate all the land, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is No Frakking Consensus, with a post on young people distressed by Hotcoldwetdry.

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Here We Go: How To Argue With Your Climate Denier Relatives At Christmas

Is this the first one of the year? I guess it doesn’t matter, because they’ll be trotting out lots of these missives over the next week

How to argue with your climate denier relatives this Christmas

It’s a time for festive cheer, good kai, and family.

But it’s also the time when relatives with questionable stances on certain matters come out of the woodwork.

And with 2019 looking to be one of the hottest years on record, don’t be surprised if the small matter of climate change comes up.

So, to help you deal with any difficult discussions, The Detail spoke to University of Auckland’s Nick Matzke. These days he’s a senior lecturer in biological studies – with a lot of experience in pseudoscience and denialism.

“I actually worked in the States for a non-profit called the National Centre for Science Education. That was the only non-profit in the US that was devoted to teaching strong science in the public schools of the US, especially evolution and climate change science.”

Given his experience, what does Matzke believe drives denialism?

“The main thing is inconvenient facts. Facts that, if true and if you accept them, require some sort of action from you or change in your complacence.

Can you guess what the article forgot to mention? Inconvenient facts. Of course, I always offer inconvenient facts back whenever I’m in a discussion brought on by other people regarding the complacency, otherwise known as climahypocrisy, of the climate cultist yapping at me.

Listen to the podcast to hear Matzke dispel some of the more popular climate myths – the ‘natural cycle’, ‘lack of consensus’, ‘unreliable records’ among them.

But if you’re short on time, Matzke has another way to get the message across to climate change deniers who pop up at Christmas.

“My recommendation is to buy those folks a book for Christmas. Buy a book in climate change science and give it to them.”

“Often if you get them reading, six months or a year later they’ll convert to the other side.”

Nothing says “Merry Christmas, I love you” like a cult based book, eh? It is interesting that Warmists never really have any arguments beyond very basic ones, eh?

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Bummer: Madrid Climate Conference Ends With A Whimper

They couldn’t figure out a way to take money from producers and give it to “developing nations” nor implement more fascist government controls on citizens and private entities. But, hey, they got a good vacation paid for by taxpayers in Madrid

U.N. Climate Talks End Without Meeting Goals

Climate negotiators failed to strengthen targets to cut emissions or to create a global carbon-trading system, two main goals of the 2015 Paris accord, as the impending U.S. exit from the pact exacerbated challenges to cut record-high planet-warming gases.

Delegates from nearly 200 nations sparred for two weeks in Madrid at the annual United Nations climate summit without setting new emissions targets before next year’s U.N. convention in Glasgow or creating a framework to reward and encourage efforts to cut emissions.

“Regretfully, after all the hard work that you have all done we couldn’t get to an agreement,” said Chile’s Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, who presided over the summit that ended Sunday. “The new generations expect more from us.”

Financing to help poorer countries transition into less-polluting technology also proved contentious. The issue deepened the divide between less-developed countries that account for a fraction of greenhouse-gas releases and economic powers responsible for the vast majority of it.

The hotels were fantastic, as well as the food, though!

(New Scientist) António Guterres, the UN secretary general, said he was disappointed with the outcome, and that leaders had missed an opportunity to be more ambitious on climate change mitigation, adaptation and finance for poorer countries. “But we must not give up, and I will not give up,” he tweeted.

Claire Perry O’Neill, the former UK climate minister who will be president of the Glasgow summit, argued it was better to have no deal on the carbon markets than a bad one. The UK would “pull no punches” in making the scheme work for everyone next year, she tweeted.

There was also no progress on “loss and damage” – the principle of vulnerable countries hit by climate-linked damage being able to claim economic losses from richer ones – and long-term financing to help poorer countries.

Of course, we mostly hear the same thing year after year after year, going back to the first Conference On The Parties twenty five years ago. Heck, going back even further.

UN Climate Summit Ends With a Whimper

The longest global climate conference in its 25-year history came to an end Sunday after negotiations ran nearly two days over its initial deadline. Unfortunately, talks in Madrid went about as well as they do every year at the United Nation’s (UN) historically ineffective summit: There was a lot of finger-pointing, not a lot of commitments to actionable change, and plenty of crucial decisions pushed to next year’s docket to worry about another day. (snip)

Greenpeace executive director Jennifer Morgan, was more direct in her statement about the outcome. She called it “totally unacceptable” and said “[d]ecision-makers now need to go home, regroup and think about how to move forward as we head into a critical 2020.”

Yup, they need to book their fossil fueled flights, limos, and hotel rooms for next year in Glasgow. Probably not the best spot for a meeting in the beginning of December. Rather chilly.

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Excitable Chuck Schumer Thinks He Can Dictate How Senate Impeachment Goes

After Democrats dominated the House hearings, laying out the rules without GOP input, limiting who the GOP could call, refusing to include exculpatory evidence in their final report, and, essentially, as Rep Doug Collins wrote, “the majority decided to pursue impeachment first and build a case second,” Democrats in the Senate think they have power

Schumer, Pushing McConnell to Negotiate, Lays Out Plan for Impeachment Trial

As the House prepared to make President Trump only the third president in American history to be impeached, the Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday laid out a detailed proposal for a Senate trial “in which all of the facts can be considered fully and fairly” — including subpoenas for documents the White House has withheld and witnesses it has prevented from testifying.

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, presented the proposal in a letter to his Republican counterpart, Senator Mitch McConnell, in an opening move to force Republicans to negotiate over the shape and scope of the proceedings. Mr. McConnell had said last week that he was “taking my cues” from the White House, prompting Democrats to accuse him of abandoning his duty to render “impartial justice” in the trial.

In the letter, Mr. Schumer proposed a trial beginning Jan. 7 that would give each side a fixed amount of time to present its case, and called for four top White House officials who have not previously testified — including Mick Mulvaney, Mr. Trump’s acting chief of staff, and John R. Bolton, the president’s former national security adviser — to appear as witnesses.

Mr. Schumer also called for the Senate to subpoena documents that could shed light on the events at the heart of the charges against Mr. Trump: his campaign to enlist Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. And he set forth a specific timetable for each side to present its case, modeled on the one used when President Bill Clinton was tried in 1999. Mr. Clinton’s trial lasted about five weeks.

Except, the articles of impeachment barely touch on Ukraine, and, if Schumer wants to open this can of dog food, then the GOP should call Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, a few of the Ukranians involved, and, oh, heck, let’s call Barack Obama, because Joe Biden specifically stated that Obama would back him on withholding $1 billion in aid if they didn’t fire the guy investigating Burisma.

“Senate Democrats believe strongly, and I trust Senate Republicans agree, that this trial must be one that is fair, that considers all of the relevant facts, and that exercises the Senate’s ‘sole power of impeachment’ under the Constitution with integrity and dignity,” Mr. Schumer wrote.

Schumer should talk to his House comrades, who set the tone. It’s been a complete partisan process there, so, don’t expect anything different in the Senate, considering this is all about Trump Derangement Syndrome from the Left

(Yahoo News) Lindsey Graham will not try to “pretend to be a fair juror” should Donald Trump face an impeachment trial in the US Senate.

Speaking at the Doha Forum in Qatar on Saturday, the South Carolina Republican and close Trump ally said he was “trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind. I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here. What I see coming, happening today, is just a partisan nonsense.”

“This thing will come to the Senate,” he said on Saturday, “and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly.”

Schumer and the Dems can caterwaul all they want: they should have told their House comrades to run a fair and impartial hearing to start.

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St. Greta Of Stockholm Apologizes If You Misconstrued Her Call To Put People Against The Wall

See, you just didn’t understand what she was really saying (even though you knew exactly what she was saying with her off the cuff comment)

Greta Thunberg apologizes after saying politicians should be put ‘against the wall’

Greta Thunberg apologized Saturday after saying that politicians should be put “against the wall” after some critics alleged that the teen climate activist was advocating for violence against officials.

“Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said “put them against the wall”. That’s Swenglish: “att ställa någon mot väggen” (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable,” Thunberg tweeted.

“That’s what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this. I can not enough express the fact that I – as well as the entire school strike movement- are against any possible form of violence. It goes without saying but I say it anyway,” she continued.

Holding them accountable can mean putting them against the wall, could it not? But, see, the problem is your ignorance, not her clarion call to put people who refuse to comply with her uneducated, Outraged, unhinged beliefs. Remember when we were told we were only supposed to listed to those with degrees in climate science? She hasn’t even graduated high school, and is blowing school off. Once the mask slips you can’t put it back on.

However, some right-wing critics on social media accused the teen of advocating for violence, according to the AP.

Pouncing or seizing? Now, just imagine some right leaner said the same thing: think the media would be so quick to let it go?

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If All You See…

…is an ocean that will soon flood all the coast lines, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on Muslim boys threatening to behead school staff.

It’s Santa hat week, running through Christmas.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! Another gorgeous day in America. The sun is shining, the ducks are quacking, and it is just 10 days to Christmas. This pinup is by Marina Kmet, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Legal Insurrection covers a NJ Democrat who’s switching to the GOP over impeachment theater
  2. Weasel Zippers covers Jeremy Corbyn saying the leftists won the argument. Even though they lost bigly
  3. Climate Change Dispatch notes COP25 attendees eating at Burger King despite meatless pronouncements
  4. Jo Nova notes that solar panels can now stop earthquakes
  5. The Right Way has crap friends post on Facebook
  6. The Right Scoop covers a mall Santa fired for wearing a MAGA hat
  7. The People’s Cube has the comrade of the year
  8. The Other McCain wonders who killed all the feminist blogs
  9. The Lid notes that college kids love free Medicare, right up till they have to pay it
  10. The Last Refuge covers the “protests” in the UK post election by the usual Mostly Peaceful crowd
  11. The Daley Gator has your self defense story of the day
  12. Powerline discusses neoliberal crabs
  13. Noisy Room notes socialists running in 2020
  14. neo-neocon covers Dem Hank Johnson’s latest bit of crazy
  15. And last, but not least, Moonbattery discusses Iowa State U and “cultural humility”

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page (nope, that’s gone, the newest Apache killed access, and the program hasn’t been upgraded since 2014). 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. And do you have a favorite blog you can recommend be added to the feedreader?

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Here We Go Again: People Freak Over The Circle Game At Army-Navy Game, Call It White Power

The people at 4Chan who came up with the whole “throwing the OK sign is white power” to troll the media get an A+ for their success

Possible ‘white power’ hand signs at Army-Navy game probed

The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power” and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said.

Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands both appeared to display the sign during the broadcast, officials with the two military academies told The Wall Street Journal. The gesture was seen during an ESPN broadcast segment.

School officials are trying to determine what the hand signals were meant to convey, they said.

“We’re looking into it,” Lt. Col. Chris Ophardt, a spokesperson for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York, told the Journal. “I don’t know what their intention is.”

“We are aware and will be looking into it,” said Cmdr. Alana Garas, a spokesperson for the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland.

It’s the Circle Game (which, apparently, Jesus played).

The more people whine about this, the more people will do it where cameras can catch it, and everyone who caught it should punch themselves in the shoulder. This was started as a hoax to see how desperate the media was and how little integrity journalists have. The idea being to put forth claims with shaky evidence that wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny to convince news outlets and reporters of fake stories or developments. The fact the journalists actually found the thread where this plan was concocted with hard evidence that it was all a hoax and still ran with the story is very telling.

I see breathless stories in the USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, HuffPost, and many others to go with the AP article above. These people are stupid.

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St. Greta Goes Full Homicidal Dictator, Will Put World Leaders Up Against The Wall

Funny how so many climate cultists always want to punish people for refusing to comply with their dictates

How dare world leaders and others not listen to the unhinged rantings of a 16 year old who’s blowing off school

“Unfortunately, we probably already know the outcome. World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities but we have to make sure they cannot do that.

We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures.”

Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, the Iranian mullahs, Pol Pot, and Torquemada would be very proud.

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If All You See…

…is an angry rising see cutting away the land due to carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Busted Knuckles, with a post on an impeachment petition against Wa gov Jay Inslee and his gun grabbing AG.

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