Thursday, November 17, 2011

"A Conga Line of Suckholes"

This was the former leader of the anti-American Australian Labor Party, Mark Latham's, view of politicians of John Howard's administration visiting George Bush in Washington six years ago. It looks like the Suckhole is on the other foot. The pictures of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and President Obama from the APEC conference were just as cloying as those we saw of the Howard-Bush "love-ins", but strangely haven't attracted the same political criticism. Had Messrs Howard and Bush come up with anything as tacky as the grass shirts and coconut-bra banter the two concocted for the cameras, they would have been mercilessly lampooned.

"Julia Gillard is fawning over this US president like I've seen no other Prime Minister do over past presidents...but that's forgiven in a Labor leader", says Andrew Bolt, journalist for the Herald Sun newspaper. Greens leader, Bob Brown heckled the previous president to address Parliament; this time he's silent, even though Obama is about to station US forces in the Northern Territory. Amazing!

Obama, who came to office brainwashed by his father to resent America's exceptionalism, bowing to the Saudi king and Japanese emperor, apologising for the US to the Middle East and playing nice guy to China, has been smartened up sharply by reality. On this visit he has defied China by moving troops here, declaring the Pacific region his special focus and boosting a new trade Trans-Pacific Partnership that excludes China. Labor's flirtation with anti-Americanism is now over. It really was just a fit of ideological madness.

Obama and Gillard have engineered a historic recasting of the alliance to manage security and disaster contingencies in Southeast Asia amid the rise of China. We're probably now even closer to the US than ever, with the ever fatuous Greens mute and Labor charmed, so much so that it was embarrassing to to see our Julia, trembling like a school girl, speaking to reporters about Obama being Australia's best friend. What she didn't mention is he is more popular here than at home and we are still inspired by a black man being president. Of course our socialist lame-stream media is delighted that he's of the Left as well but never questioned the mystery of the obvious attraction of white women to black men.

The Way I See It....opposition leader Tony Abbott was the consistently better public speaker, with a more intellectual and thoughtful message than Gillard's servile demeanor. He couldn't resist a few political jabs in his speech of welcome to Obama in Parliament, noting, for instance how Labor took a long detour before backing uranium sales to India. His speech revealed depths of his leadership character that are at odds with the cynical media's stereotype.

What all the speeches made clear is that what binds us to the United States is what will NEVER in our lifetime bind us to China -- our shared values, including those of a free vote, free speech and a free press. However, the fact remains that the greatest danger of military conflict remains in the Middle East and northern Africa. And one of the greatest financial dangers lie in Europe. Let us hope that the Pacific focus is not an excuse to ignore potentially greater and more intractable challenges.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

OWS: Occupy Wall St. OR Overall We're Stupid!

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a "primal scream" against inequality, said Nicholas Kristol of the New York Times. They chant: "The world is watching!" "This is how democracy looks!" Unfortunately, the media and some demonstrators have had the nerve to compare the OWS to the 2010 Tea Party movement that brought about a re-balancing of political power. At least the Tea Partiers have jobs, showers and have a point. Actually, a more correct term for this mob would be the Flea Party; as in wingless, bloodsucking and parasitic!

So far the only major accomplishment of the protesters is that they put an end to their previous initiative, "Occupy Our Parents Homes". They talk of being the 99% that got the rough end of the economic stick while only 1% got the gravy. Actually the group is made up of 1% main street folks and the 99% are a mixture of adolescents seeking a cause, leftist public sector unionists, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, pick-pockets, homeless people, Trotskyists and die hard-Marxists who have been at every protest since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement (whose hair is now in their ponytails).

No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want--as is typical of mobs. This is true of the other Occupy mobs across the U.S.A., Europe and even stupidly in economically prosperous Australia! They say say they want to abolish capitalism while wearing designer jeans and T-shirts emblazoned with global corporate logos. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate Wall Street. These ignorant fools forget that it was the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama, who in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the forth branch of the government. That's why hypocrite Obama allowed the new regulations on Wall Street traders and banks to remain toothless. Of course, this way he is hoping for more donations for his 2012 campaign.

Back to reality. Besides watching these scum urinate on police cars and defecate in store fronts, Zucotti Park has become overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night. The organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent, guarded by women, to keep the sickos away. This "safety tent" idea has spread to others sites around the country. It's shameful that most press outlets (like the protesters themselves) look the other way at the depravity happening inside "Obamaville", with actual rapes being shrugged off because they're bad PR for a movement they support.

The Way I See It....once Obamas Zombies frame precise demands -- like nationalising the banks -- the movement will die in the full light of the realities of American politics. Maybe the coming of Winter will help as well. In addition, its elitism will cut it off from working people. The traditional Left believed in the abilities of the working class to change the world and create a society of plenty. However, this gaggle of hipsters and leftists display a trendy disdain for the brainwashed workers which will only lead them to succeed in throwing out a no-hoper president in next year's election.

That's what democracy looks like.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

White is the NEW Black!

There's a joke going around the corridors of power in Washington on both sides of the political spectrum that is quite illuminating.

QUESTION: What do Vanilla Ice, Eminem, and Barack Obama have in common?

ANSWER: They have all made careers pretending to be a black man!

How phony is Barack Obama? PBS Washington Week host Gwen Ifill reviewed New Yorker editor David Remnick's new book about Obama, "The Bridge" and she says she found Obama is a Slick Barry; a "shape shifter." She's found that even Obama's fans notice he's a phony in how he writes, talks and even walks.

When questioned about this Obama admitted to rhetoric that's obvious - how he changes "dialects" depending on the audience he's talking to: "The fact that I conjugate my verbs and speak in a typical Midwesterner's voice--there's no doubt that this helps ease communication between myself and white audiences. And when I'm with a black audience I slip into a different dialect which allows them to be comfortable hearing me".

Obama, the offspring of a fruitcake Marxist, white mother and an alcoholic, womanizing, socialist African father, learned what Remnick calls "shape-shifting" when he arrived in Chicago. Reared in Hawaii by Commie grandparents and in Indonesia by his mother's second fling, a Muslim husband, he had never encountered a place where race was so determinative.

Bobby Rush, former Black Panther, is still disdainful of this Harvard Law School transplant to his city. He says, "Obama lost the election to Congress to me because black voters were suspicious of his racial bona fides." In one of book's most remarkable passages, Rush mocks the President by getting out of his chair to make fun of Obama's distinctive, rolling stride. The smooth strut, Rush suggests, was something Obama appropriated from the street to appear more at home around black people. "He pretended to be a "homey", he added.

The book noted the Republicans take on the Obama-intoxicated media with Mark Salter, McCain's campaign adviser, stating bluntly that "Obama won because his race played into reporters romantic notions about the arc of civil rights history, yet nobody really knows who the real man is."

The Way I See It....the alleged guardians of factual accuracy in our media took a complete holiday when it came to Obama's corrupt shenanigens in Chicago and especially with his first memoir; he is one who has largely been allowed to romanticize his own story and make suckers of the voters who believe such touching bullshit. His 1995 memoir, "Dreams from my Father", is a mixture of verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention and artful shaping.

Obama, Remnick, points out, ended each section with a climactic, somewhat overwrought descriptions of himself in tears -- as he sees his father in a dream, discovers his spiritual roots in a church (that condemns America), and visits his father's grave. The author says, "I almost bought into it when I first read it but not now, being a professional skeptic, I find it difficult to conceive of a cool cucumber like Obama being that overcome by emotion." Unfortunately, people blindly flocked to him and the press fawned over him and look what we got...BAD Change and NO Hope!

For anyone silly enough to think of voting for him again I highly recommend doing your homework this time and read the book The Case Against Obama, by David Freddoso (Regnery Publishing Inc.) and more importantly The Roots of Obama's Rage, by Dinesh D'Souza (Regnery Publishing Inc.). By becoming enlightened of the true caliber and motivation of this man you can maybe make the smart decision not to be sucked in a second time.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ehrlich: More Cock-ups then Cock Robin!

Oh My God! I couldn't believe my ears when a turned on the car radio to our National Radio Station, the ABC, and there was Paul Ehrlich being given youthful deference by a female interviewer. It was obvious this young thing didn't have a clue to her guest's history of being a gold-plated false prophet. He makes Cock Robin, of the Sky-is-Falling fame, look downright clear-headed.

Actually, it's a miracle he's dropped in on us in Australia, since by his many past predictions he should be half-starved, very thirsty and short of petrol for his plane. Yet this professor of Population Studies at Stanford University is among us again, well-fed and watered and cheerful predicting some fresh apocalypse, this time he's on the global warming bandwagon.

He first started his bizarre career of doomsaying in 1968 and scared the bejeezus out of me and my young friends with his best-selling book, The Population Bomb. "The battle to feed humanity is over," he declared. "In the 1970's, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked on now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate."

This was heavy sh*t for my generation to swallow. The Earth had just turned over its two billionth person and if, he warned, we started nudging 3 billion we were goners! And in 1971 he was hard at it saying mass starvation would be visited on even the richest countries. He added that by the year 2000 the United Kingdom will simply be a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people. He even bragged, "If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000." Another of his 1970 predictions stated that in 10 years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish. Actually, the very opposite happened. So now, if you're near the coast, stick your head outside. That smell is not of rotting fish, but horse manure!

As the population kept climbing to 3, then 4, then 5 billion he kept up with his dire predictions, not missing a beat. It is an indictment of the West's intelligentsia (read: elite academic assholes) that Ehrlich is not only still taken seriously, but rewarded well for scaring us stupid...and stupidly. In 1990, he received a Swedish Royal Academy of Science prize and the MacArthur Foundation's "Genius Award" for promoting a "greater public understanding of environmental problems", proving you will be forgiven any wild mistake or exaggeration if it's for a good cause. Amazing!

That explains Tim Flannery, Al Gore and David Suzuki, all made rich by predicting our doom as the prophet class, which likes to think it can see what the masses can't and likes even more an excuse to to control the mob's more unruly appetites. Thankfully a few academics have at least done their civic duty in debunking Ehrlich. Economist Julian Simon was so offended by Ehrlich's claim that by 1985, mankind will enter a genuine era of scarcity...he challenged him to a bet. Name 5 commodities (copper, nickel, gold whatever) that will lose value by 1990. Ehrlich lost and had to pay up. Yet here is this catastrophist loser bobbing up again in Australia now espousing the global warming mantra and the collapse yet to come.

The Way I See It....yet again Ehrlich underestimates human ingenuity and exaggerates our sins. The planet is not toxic; our pollution laws are ever stricter. We're not short of fossil fuels: oil shale is the next big thing. We're better able to survive pandemics. Our climate shows no sign of warming or dangerous disruption. And population growth is slowing at the 7 billion mark - not because we're running out of food, but because wealth is a contraceptive.

We face challenges Prof Erhlich, but see how brilliantly we've met them so far. Those extra billions of people you feared have been fed by even more spectacular advances in farming and breeding techniques, backed by better storage and transport. The U.N. may be slow to act at times but famines can be better handled with the world's food storage capacity. Only in one area do we seem to have gone backwards. We seem more irrational these days and for this Mr Ehrlich you are not only its evidence but its founding father.

Not Putting His B.E.S.T. Foot Forward!

It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once-and-for-all. This study that, in the words of its director, "prove you should not be a sceptic, at least, not any longer." Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (B.E.S.T.) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950 and is still warming. (see top graph)

Published last week ahead of a major United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, this month, their work was cited around the world as irrefutable evidence that only the most stringent measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions can save civilisation as we know it. This study was cited uncritically by the usual "lame-stream media" in England and in numerous media outlets in America. Even the Washington Post said the BEST study had "settled the climate change debate and showed that anyone who remained a sceptic was committing a cynical fraud."

But...two days ago The Mail has revealed that a leading member of Prof Muller's team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact the BEST's research shows global warming has stopped. Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America's prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller's claim that he has proven global sceptics wrong was also a "hugh mistake" with no scientific basis.

Prof Curry is no slouch when it comes to research. She had more than 30 years experience and was co-author of the BEST projects previous four research papers. She said this affair had to be compared with those scum-bag scientists at East Anglia University, whose leaked emails showed they were trying to "hide the decline rates" of warming. In fact, she said, the project's research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties - a fact confirmed by a new analysis and chart by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (see bottom graph).

This graph shows, as Prof Curry stated, that the trend of the last decade is absolutely flat, with no increase at all....through the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has carried on rising relentlessly. "This is nowhere near what the climate models were predicting," Prof Curry adds. "Whatever it is that's going on here, it doesn't look like it's being dominated by CO2. Yet that schmuck, Prof Muller , is still standing in his dung heap of warmist denial."

The Way I See It....for the clueless or fanatical diehards who espouse man-made global warming, it's getting awfully cold out there. This latest icy blast of reality comes from an eminent scientist whom climate-change experts once lauded as their own. I already exposed the down-right unscientific processes the United Nation's I.P.C.C. uses behind the scenes which is polluted by political and activist frenzy to scare the crap ut of us. (See previous blog posting) Now, yet again we have another heroic exposure by a colleagues of this Douse-bag she works with. Good onya Prof Judith Curry!

Note: graphs have different time scales but still make sense)