Not, in actual fact, caused by ‘climate change’ or Republicans
“This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather. Not just hot weather. But extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago – It’s been a while – the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather. And people looked at one another and said ‘what do you mean? It’s gonna get hot?’ Yeah, it’s gonna get hot. But you’re also going to see snow in the summer in some places. You’re gonna have terrible storms. You’re going to have tornados and all the rest. We need to protect our people. That’s our number one obligation and we have to deal with this threat that is upon us and that is gonna get worse and worse though the years.”
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif. – Chair of Senate Environment & Public Works Committee)
Senator Boxer, as you’re probably aware, is currently sponsoring a bill to put a tax on carbon dioxide – the natural by-product of almost every industrial process. You can see why this might be a contentious move given that a) the last thing the US or indeed the global economy needs right now is yet another crippling layer of taxation and regulation and b) carbon taxation can never work without a pan-global agreement which is never going to happen. That’s why CCX – Al Gore’s and Goldman Sach’s Chicago-based carbon trading exchange – is no longer with us. And it’s why the European carbon price has fallen through the floor. (Mega H/T Marc Morano at Climate Depot)
So her desperation is understandable. But not I’d suggest, excusable. At least 24 people have died and another 237 have been injured in the horrific Oklahoma tornado. For Senator Boxer to try to exploit this misery and tragedy in order to foist on the American people yet another tax they don’t want and don’t need is politics of the lowest and most dishonest kind.
Let’s be clear. There is no scientific evidence whatsoever that the Oklahoma tornado was anything other than a natural event of the kind that has plagued Tornado Alley since time immemorial. Tornadoes were ripping up and down that part of the Great Plains long before it was settled by humans and will continue to do so long after those humans have vanished.
As Roy Spencer noted last year, the severity of tornadoes in recent years has been decreasing NOT increasing.
Probably the only pistol the anti-gun crowd would want legalized.
This is what gripes me. PETA, Humane Society and other animal rights groups go out of their way to demonize our food we get from cows, fowl, and fish. Yet nary a freaking word from any of them about the way freaking muslims kill animals to satisfy their halal addiction. Warning, graphic violence comes up here.
Top 10 Most Controversial Foods
Check out the most controversial foods of our time, and the issues surrounding them
1. Foie Gras
This pricey delicacy is the king of culinary contention, dividing consumers and restaurant industry professionals alike over whether the animal welfare issues surrounding it can be justified. Foie gras, a fancy term for cooked duck or goose liver, is produced by force-feeding the animals until their livers enlarge to about 600 percent their natural size.
Animal rights groups like the Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Legal Defense Fund condemn the practice because they believe it qualifies as cruel and inhumane treatment of animals. And not many would argue that shoving a gavage, or metal tube, down an animal’s mouth and stuffing it with food three times a day for 25 days sounds humane. However, a Serious Eats piece investigated the issue by exploring La Bella Farms, the second largest of the three largest foie gras farms in the United States, and found that the issue is often shrouded in misconceptions.
Before you start harassing me with comments, take a few minutes to read the article, which we found to be admirably objective. The ducks are actually provided with an expansive amount of space within a barn — though, the author noted, it could have used more natural light. They’re completely unconscious when slaughtered, and mishandling of the animals damages the liver, thus reducing the price they can sell for, so the farm has a good incentive to take care of the birds.
While we can’t imagine being force-fed through a metal tube stuck down our throats, you have to remember that these animals also are not humans; they’re built differently. Moulards, the ducks used at La Bella Farms, don’t have gag reflexes, and their bodies are built for storing excessive amounts of food — though not this much — to prepare for migration. While it still can’t be comfortable, it may not be quite as horrific as some make it out to be. And the article also pointed out that the farm isn’t wasteful; they use and sell all parts of the duck, except the head and feet.
However, not everyone believes these reasons justify the treatment ducks and geese receive. On July 1, a piece of legislation known as SB 1520 went into effect, and foie gras was banned in the state of California.
Finish reading this HERE. And note not one thing about halal or the killing of animals by muslims for their meat.
So ask yourself before you support any animal rights organization. Is my money being spent to help stop the murder of animals via the halal method practiced by muslims? Or just spent to prevent me from having a steak?
A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity.
Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS was “unable to make a final determination on your exempt status without additional information,” and included a list of detailed questions of the kind that a Treasury inspector general’s audit found to be inappropriate. Some of the groups to which Lerner sent letters are still awaiting approval. [...]
“One thing is clear: this correspondence shows [Lerner’s] direct involvement in the scheme,” wrote Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ. “Further, sending a letter from the top person in the IRS Exempt Organization division to a small Tea Party group also underscores the intimidation used in this targeting ploy.”
Do you see the problem here?
I am going to start here by confessing two things a lot of conservatives may not like to hear, but stay with me. First, I don’t think the Benghazi, IRS and media-snooping scandals are going to take Barack Obama down. I just think it will be too difficult to prove his own personal culpability, and as a result, he will be weakened politically but we’re still stuck with him until January 2017. I suspect many of you don’t want to hear that, but realize in your heart of hearts it is reality.
But the second confession is the one that will really bother a lot of you: I like government. And that’s why what I’m seeing now bothers me so much.
When I say I like government, I don’t mean I like the idea of big government trying to do things for us that we can and should do for ourselves. I mean I like the idea of a constitutionally limited government that knows its role and performs it well. I think that role, limited though it is, is essential. I love the idea that people take time out of their careers to run for public office and serve the public. I don’t like that public service becomes their career. But I like that we have this institution that can serve us by protecting the peace and enforcing the laws we must have.
I sense within the conservative movement a lot of sentiment that simply hates government, and I’ve never been able to relate to that sentiment. I hate what self-serving, dishonest people have done to government precisely because I like the idea of it as envisioned by the Founders – and it’s become so corrupted it’s hard to envision how it ever gets back to what they intended it to be.
The IRS scandal illustrates this perfectly. As an agency goes completely rogue and abuses its power to harass Americans of a certain political stripe, Obama’s defenders offer a novel argument on his behalf. As David Axelrod says, the government is simply too vast to expect the president to know what’s going on:
Eric Holder signed the warrant targeting James Rosen, Barack Obama orders Eric Holder to investigate
Too funny this one.
A roach holding a roach.
I have been following Michael Youssef for a couple of years now. I like what he has to say and how states his views and more importantly, his faith. It never wavers nor does he give quarter when it comes to his faith.
The global persecution of Christians is well known and has picked up speed. Obama, for his part, has done NOTHING for Christians, either at home or abroad. What is going on in the Muslim world, especially Egypt is completely reprehensible. The Copts have been attacked in an ever increasing manner and Obama refuses to speak out against his Muslim brother, Morsi and his henchmen, the Muslim Brotherhood. This is nothing new and Islam has persecuted ‘people of the book’ for the last 1400 plus years. The persecution of the ‘true religions’ is part and parcel of Islam and sharia law.
You can accept and stew in the foul stench that is global collectivism, political correctness, excessive diversity and multiculturalism, persecution of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Sikhs, from the hands of Islam and the globalists or you can stand up and be counted against the likes of Obama, who refuses to speak out against the persecution of Christians.
I know with whom I will stand with and who I will be counted with. It will be with my Christian brothers and sisters. My allegiance is with Jesus and the Lord, period. I am not beholding to any denomination of Christianity or to any church. I stand with Jesus until I draw my last breath and I am called home.
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