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Trump Wants to Starve Santa’s Reindeer

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In Washington, it’s known as the Rahm Emanuel Rule (Obama’s former chief of staff):   You never miss a chance to convert a crises — even one manufactured to fit a holiday —into political pork for your favorite special interest group.

That’s why the radical environmentalists are out in force this Christmas, scaring children by telling them that reindeer — the kind that Santa uses to pull his magical sleigh on Christmas Eve — are getting weaker due to global warming.

This is not the first time that global warming alarmists have pulled this one out of the hat at Christmas, but this attempt may be the most desperate.  With our country wrapped in a deep freeze and a new team heading the Environmental Protection Agency, some of the money flowing to those trying to prove this theory may dry up if they don’t pull out all the stops.

“Make the public fearful!  Yes!  Scare the children into believing that Trump wants to starve Santa’s reindeer.   Why they are barely able to pull all that weight now!  Who knows what will happen if all the funding flowing to scientists and universities for global warming is cut?  Might have to cancel Christmas!” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 14th, 2016 at 9:40 pm

Obama Declares War! (On Alaska)

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Finally, Obama has declared war, not on tyrants like Iran’s Ali Khamenei  or bullies like Russia’s Vladimer Putin, or even the Islamic militants who are dedicated to our destruction.  No, Obama has declared war on Alaska!

On Sunday, just days after Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released a bill that would permit drilling in a small area in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the president launched a cruise missile in her direction, aimed at locking up the vast oil reserves in the area forever.

Through his minions, the president announced plans to set aside another 12 million acres in ANWR as “wilderness” which would effectively eliminate any chance of utilizing this valuable resource.

If there is any issue that unites Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the state, it is opening a small — teeny is more like it — area of ANWR’s costal plain for drilling.   Read the rest of this entry »

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January 28th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

The IPCC’s Global Warming Baloney and Noah (A new wave of Hot Air)

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Call me a skeptic, but isn’t it a coincidence that the latest fear mongering report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out on the heels of the world-wide premiere of Noah, Hollywood’s latest big-budget disaster movie?

The former was produced by a group of UN hack scientists who all make a living off government grants, either directly or indirectly.  The latter was directed by Darren Aronofsky, an atheist who turned the biblical account of the flood brought about by God because of widespread immorality into a movie about man’s degradation of the environment.

The message in both this report and the movie is that “It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature.”  The implication in the film is that man’s sin was disrespecting the planet and the movie gives us a taste of what is in store if we don’t shape up.   Read the rest of this entry »

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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

When the Going gets Tough (The Tough get out of Town)

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To say that President Obama is unpopular these days is like saying the weather changes or garbage smells. It’s obvious.

Instead of garbage, it’s Obamacare that is stinking up the place and no amount of running away from the problem or burning 25,000 gallons of jet fuel can escape this disaster.  Nevertheless Obama put 3,000 miles between himself and Washington, D.C., over the long President’s Day weekend traveling to my state of  California on the eve of the fifth anniversary of his second biggest achievement, the Obama stimulus.

Did I mention that one smells too?    Read the rest of this entry »

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February 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Gingrich reignites Climate Change Controversy

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“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” Mark Twain

Does a leopard change its spots?  Does a tiger change its strips?

Newt Gingrich is what you might call a striped leopard or a spotted tiger.  When it comes to what some see as the impending doom of climate change, the former speaker of the House is trying to have it both ways.

On December 20, at a campaign stop in Iowa, he looked more like a deer than a leopard or tiger –  a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle.   When confronted by a woman who expressed concern about a chapter on climate change being written for his post election book on the environment by climate change apologist Katherine Hayhoe, Newt began backpedaling. “That’s not going to be in the book,” he said.  “We didn’t know that they were doing that, and we told them to kill it.”

Ah, the proverbial “we.”  Who are/is the we?  The book’s editor, some unknown puppeteer who is out of sight pulling all the strings or Gingrich himself?  Read the rest of this entry »

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January 4th, 2012 at 6:00 pm


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