Daily Archives: November 25, 2018

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2018_11 Making apple crisp

MASCOTS: Bunny and Bootz helped Mama make apple crisp from Great-Grandma’s recipe.


ALLIE ON CRTV: The best argument conservatives can make for small government is our own compassion.


PHOTOS SAVED A LIFE: Ramone reveals, “I’m in a situation right now, and the girl’s asking, like, she’s like, ‘I don’t wanna have the baby’. I’m like, ‘I don’t wanna have the baby either,’ but now [I’ve seen these pictures], it’s like, I don’t wanna do that [abortion].”

PAY TO SLAY: Earlier this year, the President promised to cut funding to the terrorist affiliated Palestinian Authority (PA) as long as they continued to reward the families of terrorists.

Now the President’s Administration has gone a step further, cutting off even more funding by withholding a significant sum of money – roughly $200 million dollars – that had been previously earmarked to go to the PA.

2018_11 25 Dolly Parton

ENTERTAINERS: I really appreciate Parton’s smart attitude. It escapes me why left-wing entertainers think they can influence anyone by spewing their polarizing, hate-filled politics all over us. The only concrete impact any of them have had on me is to reduce the number of new movies I will order from Netflix and to thin out my personal DVD collection. How is it entertaining to watch someone who has expressed his or her personal loathing for my values?

2018_11 25 Build that Wall

BORDER: Almost 500 of those “peaceful” rock-throwing, would-be immigrants tried to storm our southern border the way they stormed Mexico’s. The Mexican cops just stood aside and let them go by, but our guys tear gasses them. Mexico says it will deport everyone who participated.

2018_11 25 Pepper spray

TDS TWEET: Fortunately for my Netflix queue and DVD collection, I already didn’t like Alyssa Milano, who tweeted President Trump: “You tear-gassed women and children, asswipe! And on Thanksgiving weekend, you piece of shit, asshole, motherfucking, evil-creature-person!!” Dunno why she’s so pissed, seeing as Barack did the SAME THING five years ago!


SPATCHCOCK CIVILITY: Michelle Malkin talks about “Murphy Brown” threatening ICE agents and discusses the fact that, when Republicans do it, it’s “promoting violence”; when Democrats do it, it’s just LOL.

2018_11 16 Astrology tweet

ASTROLOGY IS GIRLIE: So straight guys hate it, but chicks and gay guys are cool with it. Or something. Me, I hate it because the Bible forbids divination. But Eric makes a good point too. LOL


I LOVE MINIS: But wow oh wow, is this way beyond anything I’ve ever even imagined! The stove, oven, and sink WORK. And I just bought a full sized spatula like she uses. The cakes she makes are amazing. My only question is … who could bear to eat them?!

2018_11 25 Engineers


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A Brief History of Climate Alarmism

To put the latest climate “science” report into context, here is a timeline from the last 120 years’ worth of climate “scientists” claiming the climate was going to kill us by becoming either too cold or too hot.


  • 1895 – Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again – New York Times, February 1895


  • 1902 – “Disappearing Glaciers…deteriorating slowly, with a persistency that means their final annihilation…scientific fact…surely disappearing.” – Los Angeles Times


  • 1912 – Prof. Schmidt Warns Us of an Encroaching Ice Age – New York Times, October 1912
  • 1923 – “Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada” – Professor Gregory of Yale University, American representative to the Pan-Pacific Science Congress, – Chicago Tribune
  • 1923 – “The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age” – Washington Post
  • 1924 – MacMillan Reports Signs of New Ice Age – New York Times, Sept 18, 1924


  • 1929 – “Most geologists think the world is growing warmer, and that it will continue to get warmer” – Los Angeles Times, in Is another ice age coming?


  • 1932 – “If these things be true, it is evident, therefore that we must be just teetering on an ice age” – The Atlantic magazine, This Cold, Cold World


  • 1933 – America in Longest Warm Spell Since 1776; Temperature Line Records a 25-Year Rise– New York Times, March 27th, 1933
  • 1933 – “…wide-spread and persistent tendency toward warmer weather…Is our climate changing?” – Federal Weather Bureau “Monthly Weather Review.”
  • 1938 – Global warming, caused by man heating the planet with carbon dioxide, “is likely to prove beneficial to mankind in several ways, besides the provision of heat and power.”– Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1938 – “Experts puzzle over 20 year mercury rise…Chicago is in the front rank of thousands of cities throughout the world which have been affected by a mysterious trend toward warmer climate in the last two decades” – Chicago Tribune
  • 1959 – “Arctic Findings in Particular Support Theory of Rising Global Temperatures” – New York Times
  • 1969 – “…the Arctic pack ice is thinning and that the ocean at the North Pole may become an open sea within a decade or two” – New York Times, February 20th, 1969
  • 1969 – “If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000″ — Paul Ehrlich (while he now predicts doom from global warming, this quote only gets honorable mention, as he was talking about his crazy fear of overpopulation)


  • 1970 – “…get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters – the worst may be yet to come…there’s no relief in sight” – Washington Post
  • 1974 – Global cooling for the past forty years – Time Magazine
  • 1974 – “Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age” – Washington Post
  • 1974 – “As for the present cooling trend a number of leading climatologists have concluded that it is very bad news indeed” – Fortune magazine, who won a Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics for its analysis of the danger
  • 1974 – “…the facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure…mass deaths by starvation, and probably anarchy and violence” – New York Times
  • 1975 – Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate is Changing; A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable – New York Times, May 21st, 1975
  • 1975 – “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” Nigel Calder, editor, New Scientist magazine, in an article in International Wildlife Magazine
  • 1976 – “Even U.S. farms may be hit by cooling trend” – U.S. News and World Report


  • 1981 – Global Warming – “of an almost unprecedented magnitude” – New York Times
  • 1988 – “I would like to draw three main conclusions. Number one, the earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements. Number two, the global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship to the greenhouse effect. And number three, our computer climate simulations indicate that the greenhouse effect is already large enough to begin to effect the probability of extreme events such as summer heat waves.” – Jim Hansen, June 1988 testimony before Congress


  • 1990 – “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing – in terms of economic policy and environmental policy” – Senator Timothy Wirth
  • 1998 – No matter if the science [of global warming] is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” —Christine Stewart, Canadian Minister of the Environment, Calgary Herald, 1998


  • 2011 – Where Did Global Warming Go? “In Washington, ‘climate change’ has become a lightning rod, it’s a four-letter word,” said Andrew J. Hoffman, director of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Sustainable Development.   – New York Times, Oct 15, 2011.
  • 2013 – Global-warming ‘proof’ is evaporating.  The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way. New York Post, Dec 5, 2013


  • 2018 — The federal government released a report saying climate change is causing deadly wildfires, increasingly debilitating hurricanes and heat waves, and that the danger of more such catastrophes is worsening.

In the American Thinker article that provided this list, Jack Hellner points out that alarmist scientists, bureaucrats and politicians never mention how many lives have been saved every year or how much our longevity and quality of life have improved because of fossil fuels. They also never mention all the lives that would not be saved or improved by the draconian energy policies the Left wants, policies that would prevent poor countries from ever developing the kinds of industries that have so enriched our lives. It seems like these things should be part of the discussion.


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