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Archive for February 25th, 2008

Obama’s New Clothes

Posted by Ryan on February 25, 2008

She Who Must Not be Named’s minions have dug up this picture from Barry O’Bama’s trip to Kenya back in 2006.  This is as race-baiting stereotypical dirty as politics can get!  And the justification from her minions: “Wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were [SWMNBN]?”  That’s really really poor, since funny pictures of her in foreign local garb are already public!

On the other hand, why should this be a smear?  Why should this mean anything?  Are both sides inferring that O’Bama is a Muslim and thereby Muslims can’t be our leader?  What’s with the word “fear-mongering” in the critique of this photo?  What’s so scary about Muslims, or Barry dressing like one in local traditional garb?  It must be so difficult to be a liberal: both trying so hard to be nice to everyone, then in a second impulsively reverting back to ancient stereotypes that a Republican would not even dream of bringing up in such a high-profile way!   

I have a feeling that if SWMNBN loses the nomination, there is no way she and her husband allow O’Bama to win this in the Fall.  If he wins, her window is shut forever; if he loses to McCain, there’s always 2012.  Whatever happens, the picture’s out there, the inference is out there and the unspoken psychological damage has been done.

AP photo.  Hat tip Drudge.

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Global Climate Change

Posted by Sal on February 25, 2008

Global Climate Change is happening.  To deny that the climate is changing is to deny science itself.  Virtually 100% of climatologists argue that the Earth’s climate is undergoing change.  I fully support this argument, as it is based on sound scientific analysis and factual data.  Where I disagree, however, is the idea of man-made global warming and the hysteria surrounding it. 

The earth’s climate has been in-flux since its origins 4.5 billion years ago, and during many points of Earth’s history, the change was much more drastic than any changes we are seeing today.  In Europe during the late middle ages, the “Little Ice Age” caused famine, death, and disease (note to liberals — there were no SUVs around during the late middle ages).  In fact, many climatologists attribute the recent warming trends to the end of that Little Ice Age.  It is more likely that we’ll end up in another little ice age, and possibly a great ice age, than it is that we’ll burn up the planet. 

Case in point:  This past January was .03 degrees C lower than the average temperature of the 20th century, and the loweset since 1966.  There is also evidence that the arctic glaciers have actually increased by 10 to 20 cm.  Climatologists are now rethinking their models to take into account variables that they had not before considered. 

What does all this tell us?  The science around global warming is far from certain.  The hype and hysteria is well beyond the actual scientific data, based on computer models and collected data that is less than 40 years old (which is a drop in the bucket in climate terms).  Yet the media, politicians, and quasi-scientists are still pushing the global warming hysteria to reach a philosophical and political end. 

Factions of science have become a new religion of the 20th century.  The modern scientific theocracy now exhibits many of the same qualities and characteristics of its own reformation critics.  Skeptics of particular theories, whether it is global warming or Darwinian natural selection, are ex-communicated from the scientific community, even when they have data to back it up.  Yet unlike religions, it does not admit that it’s precepts are based on faith.  It claims that it is “scientific” or that there is “evidence”, even when a close examination shows said evidence to be missing or flawed.  In the end, the science theocracy is doing more to damage true scientific inquiry than its critics are.  The religion of science has taken hold, and no matter what the evidence suggests, if you want to remain a member in good-standing, you’d better drink the kool-aid. 

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