"Bill Clinton’s masterful handling of foreign policy was such a catastrophe that he had to deploy his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, to steal classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 to avoid their discovery by the 9/11 commission.
Twice, when Clinton was president, Sudan had offered to turn over bin Laden to the U.S. But, unfortunately, these offers came in early 1996 when Clinton was busy ejaculating on White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton rebuffed Sudan’s offers.”—
Bustin’ a nut always takes precedence over busting terrorists to the Democrats.
Sarah Palin (via goodoldparty)
I’m confused because don’t republicans like sarah palin want less government?
The quote is saying that we are a nation with a government, not a government with a nation (contrary to Obama’s opinion)
Vladimir Vladimirovich, please liberate us!
This article was written by Roman Romanenko, a Russian journalist for Moscow’s Echo*. Follows a Google translation, with a slight nudge or two from me.
Our address to V.V. Putin.
Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,
We’ve learned that you want to send troops to the Crimea, to protect the rights of Russian-speaking population.
In this regard, we have a big request - to send troops to the Vologda. We’re almost all Russian-speaking here and our very rights are infringed. Our sick can not get the drugs and treatment they need, the level of our education falls every year, kindergartens and children’s enrichment sections are closing, agriculture is virtually destroyed. We all suffer.
And the usurpers, who seized power in fraudulent elections, do nothing for the subject population. They spend the money on themselves, on their PR, their offices, country houses, purchase of apartments and air charters.
We’ll be very grateful and guarantee that there will be no guerrilla war against the liberators. Yes, and international sanctions, for sure, will not follow.
We have learned that you are going to spend a lot of money to normalize life in the Crimea. It is a bit embarrassing, but we have to ask whether it is possible to spend the money on the normalization of life in the Vologda. Because we are in such a debt hole that there is no money for anything. And we really need bridges, roads, sports facilities, industrial parks, new jobs …
With respect and hope for liberation, Russian-speaking residents of the Vologda region.*******
By now, you may have already realized that this is (kind of) a spoof, because Vologda is one of the central provinces of Russia (click on the map below to embiggen).
However, while the request for troops is a sham, all the rest is not. Unfortunately.
(*) And the article may easily fall under the new draconian censorship law.
P.S. Citizen of Tver province came out with a similar call to Putin. No time for translation, but the idea is identical.
I love capitalism.
Saying you love capitalism is akin to saying you love the exploitation and dehumanisation of people of colour.
Saying “Saying you love capitalism is akin to saying you love the exploitation and dehumanization of people of color” is akin to saying “I’ve never read anything about economics but damned if I won’t have an opinion about it”.
Did anybody else see Frank Capra’s “Meet John Doe” on the Blaze last night?
That has got to be the Conservative/Libertarian’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
That was a seriously good movie that is shockingly similar to the events of today.
Latest data: There’s been no global warming for more than 17 years
I imagine that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be an AGW believer when graphs like the one above exist.
From Watts Up With That?:
Seventeen and a half years. Not a flicker of global warming. The RSS satellite record, the first of the five global-temperature datasets to report its February value, shows a zero trend for an impressive 210 months.
Why did none of the vaunted models predict this long hiatus, stasis, pause, halt, rest, interval, intermission, break, time out, vacation, furlough, gap, plateau, or flat spot?
Oh, sure, they’ll continue to spout a litany of excuses for why it’s not warming:
- The oceans are absorbing the heat
- It was bad luck because there was a natural cooling period that happened to coincide with many of the predictions
- Volcanic activity is cooling the Earth
- An unusual amount of cloud cover is reflecting light
Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that a combination of these things are true and that there would be warming without them. Why didn’t any of the models take of this into account and accurately predict global temperatures? Isn’t it natural to be skeptical of predictions that obviously weren’t thorough with the data they used?
How many years of relatively flat average global temperatures do we need before we can have our light bulbs back?