Winter is Back!

 

Yesterday started off as a good sunny day. But that went quick by noon time! Got cloudy and very windy. And the temps started dropping and dropping. Then in the evening, with winds gusting up to 45mph, the snow came. Of course, the wind blew it somewhere, as the ground is just barely covered in white.

Woke up this morning to 10F, blowing winds, no snow. Windchill was a cold -9F. Just a nice day to stay in the house. Times like this, I am glad I am retired and do not need to leave the house for anything.

And now for continuing news on our dog Coco. She is not doing that good. Earlier this morning, she puked and puked. Then (this does not happen at all with her) she had to go and went on the kitchen floor. At least not on the carpet! Since then, she has not drank any water or taken any food. Can’t even get her to take her medicine. Tried with apple sauce, then with egg yolk, and then peanut butter. She would not even sniff, much less lick or eat. Again, the vet said it could be a virus she has and to monitor her.

Wife took her bed and bedding to wash and dry. So now she is on an old pillow covered in an old blanket. Only signs of life so far for her, is the bug man (comes once a month to spray and to reset any mouse traps) came a bit ago. She got up and started barking and barking, Did not stop until he finally left. Then she went back to her bed and laid down. Still will not take her medicine.

Yes, we are very worried about our little dog. And do hope she gets better as fast as possible.

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Michelle Malkin rips DWS over Femme-a-gogery  As usual, the democrats are being hyprocrits and liars.

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Walid Shoebat: Terrorist welcomed in the Oval Office and the real truth about 9/11

I recommend you read this entire article by Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrackabout Hadi al-Ameri, a terrorist who was part of an Iraqi delegation recently invited to the White House. It’s a bit lengthy, but in uncovering Hadi al-Ameri’s history, we learn much more about the Iran-Hezzbollah-al-Qaeda alliance that made the 9/11 attacks possible. Yeah, it wasn’t just al-Qaeda that attacked us.

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A new study by a group called Health Affairs says a soda tax will cut health care costs $17 billion per year.

Of course, no proof was shown it would actually take place but if it did that means soda companies would sell less which means they’d fire people which means trucking companies would have less to carry and they’d fire people and restaurants would take a hit on their bottom line and they’d fire people.

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For years, those of us on the right pointed out that the free market ought to be the place to determine whether or not alternative energy sources work ….. and not federally or government subsidized efforts. And the waste on wind farms is enormous! They really should be closed down and move on to something a lot better.

Now the Brits are finally realizing it when it comes to wind farms.

Civitas, an independent think tank, recently published a report by British economist Ruth Lea — director of the manufacturing renewal project at Civitas and an economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group – that concludes the expense of wind farms and need for backup energy makes harvesting wind “inordinately expensive and ineffective at cutting emissions.”

According to the U.K.’s Climate Change Act, signed in 2008, greenhouse gas emission goals set a 20 percent reduction by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and an 80 percent cut by 2050. Such drastic reductions fundamentally change the way many businesses operate and require adoption of renewable energy or carbon-cutting technology. Since generation of electricity alone accounted for nearly a third of the U.K.’s CO2 emissions in 2010, according to the report, this is clearly an area where the government is seeking to make improvements.

The Telegraph reports that the U.K. plans to build as many as 32,000 wind turbines in the next two decades. This initiative is part of a goal set by EU’s Renewables Directive to have 15 percent of the energy produced in the U.K. come from renewables by 2020.

The Civitas report states that while wind power looks like a competitive option for alternative energy, additional costs associated are not being considered and may in fact negate the carbon-saving benefits:

The costing of wind-power electricity generation is clearly very complex. But one conclusion can safely be drawn and that is that wind-power is expensive – especially offshore. Under these circumstances it seems unwise to be embarking on a huge programme of investment in wind generated electricity, especially when the country is facing grave economic challenges. This analysis also ignores the perceived environmental costs of wind-power, especially onshore wind turbines.

According to the report, Lea finds that the expense of maintaining backup forms of energy for periods of unreliable wind power could mean that “energy users pay twice: once for the window-dressing of renewables, and again for the fossil fuels that the energy sector continues to rely on.”

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Coulter: Who Wouldn’t Enjoy Firing These People?

Canadian Mayor: Israel Has No Right to Exist  Crazy Canadians. They let islamics do as they please in that country.

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Mercedes Benz the car company. Using a communist icon to sell cars? All the more reason not to buy their crap vehicles!

(CBS News) — “Some colleagues still think that car-sharing borders on communism,” Mercedes-Benz Chairman of the Board of Management Dieter Zetsche said onstage at CES today, speaking about Mercedes’ new CarTogether initiative. “But if that’s the case, viva la revolucion!”

To be sure, a luxury-car maker like Mercedes is not actually promoting communism. But during his CES talk, Zetsche pushed hard on a vision that the company has for a greener future that allows drivers to reduce emissions by using connected and social technology to easily find compatible passengers to share rides with.

Still, it’s odd — and no doubt intended to stir up conversation — to hear a company so inexorably tied to money and lavish lifestyles invoking philosophies like communism. Especially with a picture of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara towering over Zetsche as he talked. Of course, Che’s signature beret sported a Mercedes logo.

Either way, Mercedes’ car-sharing technology is part of the company’s larger vision for a smart-car future, one it’s already implementing in its cars, and which it thinks can help drivers save money on fuel, and save the earth from excess emissions at the same time. As well, Mercedes wants to leverage the latest in telematics technology to give those who plunk down small fortunes on its vehicles the most up-to-date driving/technology experience.

(Will they also adopt Che Guevara’s catchy slogan, “to establish Socialism rivers of blood must flow?”)

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Occupy Wall Street Founder Elizabeth Warren Refuses To Swear Off Taking Wall Street Money…

She’s found a loophole to explain away her brazen hypocrisy, the Wall Street money she accepts is good Wall Street money, Scott Brown’s is bad Wall Street money.

Elizabeth Warren — who hauled in an eye-popping $5.7 million the last three months of 2011 — refused to swear off Wall Street money yesterday, instead claiming that any money she gets from deep-pocketed financiers is coming from those who “want reform.”

“There are people on Wall Street who actually believe we need better rules, fairer rules,” Warren said last night as she toured small businesses in Davis Square in Somerville.

Elizabeth Warren — who hauled in an eye-popping $5.7 million the last three months of 2011 — refused to swear off Wall Street money yesterday, instead claiming that any money she gets from deep-pocketed financiers is coming from those who “want reform.”

“There are people on Wall Street who actually believe we need better rules, fairer rules,” Warren said last night as she toured small businesses in Davis Square in Somerville.

Read On

(again, another liberal hypocrite)

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Taliban Take Time Off From Beheading People Just Long Enough To Condemn Marines Seen Urinating On Dead Jihadists As “Barbaric”…

Did someone say “barbaric?”
(Telegraph) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Taliban enemy have denounced a video which appears to show American Marines urinating on the blood-soaked bodies of dead insurgency fighters.

A Taliban spokesman described the scenes as ‘barbaric.’ The short video clip features four khaki clad Marines, some in sunglasses, laughing as they urinate on three corpses. One soldier uses high-pitch comic voice as he says ‘have a great day buddy.’

( of course the liberals like obama and his regime, the main stream press, are all over themselves condemning the marines! yet are damn silent when these islamic assholes behead and torture our men to death! the liberals in this country are worse than communists or socialists or fascists. they are all islamic asshole lovers!)

(oh, and dumbass republican top asshole John McCain? He sides with the taliban and cair and wants an investigation into our marines and punishment meted out! this old shithead has got to go!)

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WTF? Now is the time for Obama, Holder and the DOJ to step in and STOP this crap! This company owes us taxpayers millions and yet they have the freaking gall to want to pay bonuses to keep people? This company is in bankruptcy. Shut them down and any and all assets turned over to the taxpayers!

Now seems an unlikely time for handing out bonuses at bankrupt Solyndra LLC, but that’s the plan of company attorneys intending to dole out up to a half-million dollars to persuade key employees to stay put.

Nearly two dozen Solyndra employees could receive bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each under a proposal filed by Solyndra’s attorneys in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

The attorneys say the extra money will add motivation at a time when workers at the solar company have little job security and more responsibilities because so many of their colleagues have been fired.

The names of the bonus-eligible employees are not disclosed in the court filings that outline the bonus proposal. None of the employees is among the so-called corporate “insiders” — top officers or members of the board of directors, records show.

The proposed bonus recipients include nine equipment engineers, six general business and finance employees and up to two information technology workers.

The biggest bonus, for $50,000, would go to a Solyndra employee whose job title is listed as a senior director with a base salary of $206,499 per year. Two senior managers stand to receive bonuses of $30,000 and $32,500.

Read more on this crap!