Those “the science is settled” folks are at it again, this time saying that the global warming tipping point is no further away than 2020 – seven years! Somewhere in the past year I assembled all the various “point of no return” dates for this nonsense but who knows where it is. I’m tagging this post “global warming countdown” so I can find it next time that deadline is extended and refer back to it.
And here’s why they have to keep pushing doomsday back: if there’s no doomsday looming just over the horizon, there’s no panic and they can’t their agenda passed. But once that point is reached, then what? Assholes like me will suggest that if, as they say, there’s nothing we can do about global warming then let’s just forget about it and get on with our lives.
But what happens then to their plans to shut down western civilization? So what they do is just let the deadline elapse without comment and set a new one, a few more years down the road, knowing full well that the media will play along with the game and let them continue their screeching.
But those deadlines were pronounced: 2008, 2009, 20010, 2011 etc. This week, it’s 2020. Next year it will be still further out but “any day now, any day!” Think about it: we will never achieve what these guys say is necessary – we are not going to shut down China and India even if Europe and the United States abandon all industrial production and as I’ve pointed out here before, by 2020, China alone will be producing more greenhouse gases than Europe and America do now – we shut down completely, retreat to caves and the world is still doomed.
So let’s move along.
Don't you want to hear about my plan for windmills?
Gasoline prices expected to rise all summer. Voters may not fully grasp all of O’Bummer’s deliberate attempts to curtail our economy and shut down the fossil fuel industry but they understand gas prices and a painful weekly reminder of who’s been in the White House the past four years can only help. Not him or his friends in Russia, but the rest of us.
U Conn Law School Dean fired after school’s US World Report rankings decline. 20 % of its graduates can’t find jobs, debt is crushing even those who do find work and who needs more lawyers anyway? I got a great deal in 1978-81 when there was no tuition but those were different times. Today, if you’re not coming out at at least the top half of your class from one of the top ten schools, you’ve probably just wasted three years and a hell of a lot of money. Law schools have become cash cows for universities and nothing else, existing solely to keep otherwise-unemployable academics well-off and naive dreamers impoverished. We’d be better off without them.
Dressed to kill
Harvard Law School kicks off “Sex Week” with a “Slut-Pride” workshop. No, that isn’t howls of censure and outrage you hear, it’s the sound of silence.
Go live with your children, but we'll get to them next!
Dividends will be taxed at 43% next year, savaging those retirees foolish enough to have put something aside to pay for their living costs.
If I had a daughter, she'd be like Tawana
Mother of Trayvon Whatever trademarks his name – hoodie sales next.
16 Brookside Park
16 Brookside Park has cut its price to $3.695 million today. Purchased for $4.3 million in 1999, it’s got two acres a pool and a 1905 charm. Seems like a very decent price to me, for the right buyer.
This is all you get, fella!
137 Milbank Avenue has dropped its price to $3.995 million after demanding $4.395 since early August of last year. That may or may not be of interest – I know what my vote would be – but I do find it curious that in the seven months it’s been for sale the agent or the owner couldn’t afford to take and post any pictures of its interior. Are they hiding something?
1980 contemporary, 2 acre lot in the RA-4 zone, 2006 asking price of $2.725 million, a bit mildewed, what was there not to like? Something, apparently, but 26 N. Porchuck, last priced at $1.4 million, finally has an A/O. One of those real estate mysteries, I suppose.
Komm, du Lliebchen
Discussed at the Audubon: Where to look for cougars in Greenwich
Delicious in tacos
Shutting down California’s agriculture to save the smelt. I haven’t been a huge fan of letting illegal aliens vote but if the tens of thousands of Mexicans who are being thrown out of work could vote, politicians would probably revisit the entire Endangered Species Act, which is merely a tool used by “environmentalists” to shut down the economy (even solar power plants, oddly enough).
249 Riverside Avenue (across from Colonial Lane) is new, asking $1.895 million. I’m not a fan of 1964 construction but this was renovated in 2008 and looks pretty good for its type. Lots of buyers looking in Riverside so …
175 Zaccheus Mead
175 Zaccheus Mead, corner of Zaccheus and Pecksland, reported an accepted offer last January and a contingent contract March 1 but is now back up for sale, still asking $5.995 million.
504 North Street, that behemoth (10,600 sq. ft. up, 5,000 sq. ft. basement) is marked down today to $6.850 million. The three acres it sits on were purchased for $3.5 milion in 2006, that lovely pink “Bermuda” house torn down and this mansion erected in its place and festooned with a price tag of $11.750 million. Five years later, it’s approaching a reasonable price, if you like this sort of thing. Mortgage, as of 2008, was $6.450, so the only one making money on this deal (besides me, should you care to buy it through me) is the bank that was paid by us to assume WaMu’s loan portfolio.
After the bombs fall, come live with us
Can’t shut down missiles now but come November …
“Tell Vladimir” says the community organizer.
UPDATE: More here.
Obama won’t share these plans with the American people. However, he’ll share them with the Russians, and ask for their help in influencing the election. That should tell American voters all they need to know about this President.
No marriage for you, faggot, and this comes from the top!
Why is the Great Divider opposed to gay marriage? Fear of offending Rick Santorum voters? Nah, it’s because black voters overwhelmingly oppose it. Leadership.
183 Byram Shore Road, listed February 27 at $12.495 million, has an accepted offer. At 3.84 acres with deep water frontage, why not? But Byram Shore Road is a perfect example of micro-neighborhoods. Sales of water front have ranged from $23 million down to $10 or so while directly across the street houses trade for under a million. Waterfront is waterfront, the other side of the street is just “Byram”.
But it was solar powered!
Obummer and the usual pigs at the trough building a $5 billion train in the desert so that an estimated “millions” of LA residents can drive 100 miles from home, park, then embark for Las Vegas.
An alliance of business and political rainmakers from The Strip to Capitol Hill is backing the project that could become the first high-speed system to break ground under President Barack Obama’s push to modernize the U.S. rail network – and give the Democratic president’s re-election prospects a lift in battleground Nevada.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has publicly blessed the train – it means jobs, he says – and it’s cleared several regulatory hurdles in Washington.
Yet even as the Federal Railroad Administration considers awarding what would be, by far, the largest loan of its type, its own research warns it’s difficult to predict how many people will ride the train, a critical measure of financial survival, an Associated Press review found.
There are other skeptics, as well.
“It’s insanity,” says Thomas Finkbiner of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver. “People won’t drive to a train to go someplace. If you are going to drive, why not drive all the way and leave when you want?”
[Senator Harry] Reid initially backed a rival project that planned to use magnetic power to reach Orange County, but he jumped trains shortly after Rogich became co-chair of Republicans for Reid, a Nevada group with ties to the gambling industry that helped Reid win re-election in 2010.
The Great Divider, Barack Hussein, urges America against “a rush to judgement” when Muslim shoots up Fort Hood. ” Major Husan just killed white Christians in a ‘workplace incident’ “, a White House spokesman explained yesterday, ” so there’s no comparison to Mr. Zimmerman’s brutal, racist act in Florida.” Got that?