Archive for November, 2009

‘Consensus’ on Climate Change Is ‘Fake,’ Scientists Say

A team of scientists has sent a letter to all U.S. senators warning that a claim there is “consensus” in the scientific community on the climate change issue is false.

The letter dated Oct. 29 reads in part: “You have recently received a letter from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), purporting to convey a ‘consensus’ of the scientific community that immediate and drastic action is needed to avert a climatic catastrophe. . .

“The claim of consensus is fake, designed to stampede you into actions that will cripple our economy, and which you will regret for many years. There is no consensus, and even if there were, consensus is not the test of scientific validity. Theories that disagree with the facts are wrong, consensus or no.”

The five signees of the letter include professors from Princeton University, the University of Virginia and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The letter refers to an earlier open letter sent to Congress by those five signees and others declaring: “The sky is not falling. The earth has been cooling for 10 years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists’ computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them. . .

“We are flooded with claims that the evidence is clear, that the debate is closed, that we must act immediately, etc., but in fact there is no such evidence. It doesn’t exist.”

The Oct. 29 letter also notes that the American Physical Society, an organization of physicists, did not sign the AAAS letter and states the society is “at this moment reviewing its stance on so-called global warming, having received a petition from its membership to do so. That petition was signed by 160 distinguished members and fellows of the society, including one Nobelist and 12 members of the National Academies. Indeed a score of the signers are Members and Fellows of the AAAS, none of whom were consulted before the AAAS letter to you.”

The petition reads in part: “Studies of a variety of natural processes, including ocean cycles and solar variability, indicate that they can account for variations in the Earth’s climate on the time scale of decades and centuries. Current climate models appear insufficiently reliable to properly account for natural and anthropogenic contributions to past climate change, much less project future climate.

“The APS supports an objective scientific effort to understand the effects of all processes — natural and human — on the Earth’s climate.”

The 160 signees of the petition range alphabetically from Harold M. Agnew, former White House science councilor and former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to Martin V. Zombeck, a physicist formerly with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and include Ivar Giaever, who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1973.



Fallout In Virginia

Posted: November 5, 2009 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

Four Democratic Seats are Now at Risk

Four Democrat congressmen from Virginia are now at risk of losing their jobs. Why? Because their districts went for Bob McDonnell last night.

In Rep. Glenn Nye’s (D) 2nd District, McDonnell was winning by a whopping 63 percent to 37 percent with 130 out of 161 precincts reporting.

In Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D) 5th District, McDonnell was winning by 61-39 with over 90 percent of the vote counted.

In Rep. Rick Boucher’s (D) 9th District, McDonnell was ahead 68-32 with 295 out of 336 precincts in.

In Rep. Gerald Connolly’s (D) 11th District, McDonnell was up 56-44 with 68 of 168 precincts reporting.

Virginia House members aren’t the only ones who should take note: Virginia Senators Jim Webb (D) and Mark Warner (D) need to carefully reconsider their positions on “cap and tax” if they, too, want to keep their jobs.

Yeah… look at it this way: Virginia voters are giving you “Coming Attractions.”

Oh… and by the way, while I’m at it, hey Obama! Coming attractions! 2010 is going to be a year you remember well… or, at least you won’t forget it.

And Corzine in New Jersey? Well, he’s history.


Liberals, don’t get your hopes up. And don’t get over-confident.

Last night was a harbinger of what’s to come in the next election.

Conservatives can take comfort in having driven a liberal Republican out of the race — Scozzfava. But for Mr. Gingrich to wag his finger in our faces and shame us like little snot-nosed children and tell us that we should be

“…troubled that a Republican seat went to a Democrat and Speaker Pelosi is one vote stronger because of our division…”

Hey, Newt! We’re not divided. The Republicans are! And without the Conservative base, you couldn’t win a Little League baseball game!

Prosecute Ahmadinejad?

Posted: November 4, 2009 by thesundowner in Islamic Jihadists, Muslim Extremists

On September 23rd, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ascended the podium at the United Nations General Assembly and presumed to talk down to the rest of us like we were a bunch of snotty little school children.  He must have been taking lessons from the Anointed One.

This man, who stole his re-election from the will of his own people and violently suppresses his political opponents sought to teach the world about democracy.

Just who in the hell does this puff-bag think he is?

This man who persecutes religious minorities and tortures civic activists presumed to lecture the world about human rights. This man who denies the Holocaust and has threatened to wipe Israel off the map and then has the balls to accuse Israel of genocide.

The United Nations and the world must stop treating Mahmoud Ahmadinejad like a national leader and start treating him like the thug he is.  He is in the same league and company as Obama.

It is the opinion of some that Ahmadinejad must be brought before the International Criminal Court to stand trial for what may well be his most serious crime: incitement to genocide.  It is this editor’s opinion that he must be removed from power by all means possible as was Saddam Hussein.  And if a direct attempt against his life, like that which occurred against Ghadafi, were to happen, then there would be very few mourners.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s repeated threats to destroy Israel present a clear case of incitement to genocide. He has made these threats explicitly, publicly, and repeatedly. His pursuit of nuclear weapons and long range missiles, as well as his ongoing support for Hezbollah and Hamas, demonstrate that these threats are by no means idle.

And while we are at the issue of removing Ahmadinejad from power, let’s move the United Nations out of New York, out of the United States, and quit funding an organization that is inherently anti-American.  Let them move to Tehran.