He's got a cutsie video that explains the whole thing. The phrase, "Global Warming" isn't even whispered. Climate Change is the spin nowadays.
While he doesn't come straight out and say that climate change is man-made - at least not in the video - he bashes the usual suspects. Big Oil and Big Coal.
The message is unmistakable.
CO2 is bad. Oil and coal produce it. They have lots of money. We need YOU to do something about it.
After his big bash in September, you can bet we're going to hear about how we need to get the carbon tax back up and running. Gotta save the planet, dontcha know?
I wonder how much ol' Al will make on THIS little venture. He's done quite well in the past...
The tug on the nose ring is almost imperceptible.
Have you seen the mess going on in the little Arizona town of Quartzsite? Holy crap.
Take a look at this article ('Nazi' police 'kidnap' woman at town hall), and watch the accompanying video (h/t Remus and the Woodpile Report).
Short version: A woman is arrested for speaking during a city council meeting. During the Public Comment period. While she had been granted the floor.
But wait, there's more! After this video went viral, the city has declared a State of Emergency (WTF?). The police chief has been granted emergency powers and has become the de facto mayor. The real ELECTED mayor was the dissenting voice when the woman in the video was arrested.
The far western Arizona town of Quartzsite was in disarray Monday after the town council ousted the mayor from power and declared a state of emergency, all over an online video that shows a woman being arrested.Not surprisingly, it looks to all be about money. Dirty money. The mayor has been screaming about corruption of the city officials, has asked for the city books to be audited, and has been rebuffed at every turn. Pleas to state and federal agencies, up til now, have gone unanswered.
Mayor Ed Foster told The Associated Press on Monday that the town council held a last-minute meeting that was closed to the public Sunday night, declaring a state of emergency in the 3,600-person town just east of the California city of Blythe.
The council's declaration put police Chief Jeff Gilbert in charge, making Foster the "deputy chief executive of nothing right now," he said. It also allows the five-member council to meet without public notice and suspend all public comment at the meetings until they declare the state of emergency over.
Youtube and the Internet are wonderful things. I wonder if this video would be allowed if the Fairness Doctrine were in place.
We gotta get them damned "Internets" under control. How's a corrupt politician supposed to make a living if all his tricks are unearthed?
Top 'o the mornin' to ya! Your debt is now junk-ified!
Moody's rating service dropped Ireland's sovereign debt down to "junk" status. Ouch.
American stocks took a beating, the dollar advanced, but surprisingly, gold advanced as well. Usually, if the dollar goes up, gold and silver go down.
Buried in the Irish story was this...
Stocks advanced after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of last month’s meeting, as the report said policymakers continued to debate whether additional stimulus will be needed if the outlook for economic growth remains weak.Hmmm. Let's see. If the Fed is going to provide more "stimulus", how might they do that? Well, they could print up more money and call it QE3, though they probably need something snazzier - something with some POP! While that would hurt the dollar, it would be glorious for gold and silver.
“The market rallied on the news that the Fed is certainly not ruling out further stimulus to further inflate the economy,” said Burt White, who helps oversee $330 billion as chief investment officer at LPL Financial Corp. in Boston. “We think it’s probably more hope than reality,” he said. “The backdrop is still difficult with the mess in Europe and a bumpy start to the earnings season with Alcoa.”
The rally fizzled late in the day as Ireland’s credit rating was cut to non-investment grade by Moody’s, joining Portugal and Greece to become the third euro-area country to be lowered to junk.
Hey! Maybe that's why gold jumped so much...
A bit of a follow-up to last Friday's post - particularly the part about Obama raping and pillaging the Fourteenth Amendment as justification for unilaterally raising the Debt Limit.
From National Review Online -
Article I, Section 8 — the same part of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to tax, appropriate, and “regulate commerce . . . among the states” (long the Left’s justification for any regulation of activity, or in the case of Obamacare, the inactivity of not buying health insurance) — also explicitly states: “The Congress shall have power to . . . borrow money on the credit of the United States.”Read the whole article, it's really quite good. It goes into past SCOTUS cases that support the position that the president must pay the debt, but only Congress can increase the debt.
The 14th Amendment doesn’t affect this power one bit. It applies only to debt “authorized by law,” and as Catholic University Law School distinguished scholar John S. Baker wrote recently in NRO, “Only Congress — not the president — makes law.”
Still, if the debt limit isn't raised, I'm guessing Barry & Company will pull some unconstitutional rabbit out of their hat to get their money.
Pay attention, folks. It's getting hairy in DC. Things don't usually go so well for us stupid, common serfs when our superior, enlightened leaders start getting nervous...
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