Wednesday, December 23, 2009
...that even lefty blogger Ezra Klein calls him out.
I have always thought that Ezra was intellectually honest even when I disagree with him (which is often), so this is not surprising. Just interesting.
"misleading" "misspoke" "let me be perfectly clear"
Why don't we cut the crap.
Obama flat out lies...frequently.
All Congress can do is nod assent like a collection of bobble-heads and vote censure against Joe wilson.
November, 2010 can't come too soon.
Obama has told a lot bigger fibs than his support for the "public option." Until now, he's gotten away with it because of the "Six Degrees of Separation" phenomenon and because of MSM.
On Iraq-Afghanistan: A generation ago, the left were driven into fury over Nixon's secret plan for Vietnam ... it turned out to be an orderly evacuation. Obama's actually escalating in Afghanistan. Now what do you say, Keith Olbermann?
Obama told Stephanopolous that the individual mandate wasn't a tax, even though it's literally written to be a new section of the Internal Revenue Code to be enforced by the IRS.
He told Charlie Gibson just alst week that we had to pass Healthcare, else the government would go broke. You only have to look at the example of Massachusetts to see where healthcare coasts will actually go under his plan.
He now acknowledges an $800 billion annual structural deficit but keeps telling us that only the rich will have to pay. This literally does not compute.
Every aspect of his Energy plans is belied by science, reason and the practical experience of places like California, Spain and Denmark.
Obama did little as an Illinois legislator. But he was able to push through a tax-incentivized program to build "affordable housing" run by none other than Tony Rezko. The result was $100 million of dilapidated slums. There were more stories like this in Obama's Illinois past, if MSM had wanted to report them. But keep this one in mind when Obama starts talking about the need for us to create new green jobs to address our high unemployment. The likes of Van Jones want to sell a lot of weather stripping at only a modest mark-up to be financed by Fannie and Freddie ... Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
I thought this worth posting as an update to prior stuff, so I'm sticking it here. It goes to the Big Lie in AGW, which is part of Obama's web of deceit and MSM's complicity.
As I've posted here before, physicists are dabbling in climate science with interesting results. Here's an example:
"FALSIFICATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC CO2 GREENHOUSE EFFECTS WITHIN THE FRAME OF PHYSICS" published Jan 2009 in the International Journal of Modern Physics, by GERHARD GERLICH and RALF D. TSCHEUSCHNER, two Germans. Looks like you can only get the article for $25, but here's the abstract:
"The atmospheric greenhouse effect, an idea that many authors trace back to the traditional works of Fourier (1824), Tyndall (1861), and Arrhenius (1896), and which is still supported in global climatology, essentially describes a fictitious mechanism, in which a planetary atmosphere acts as a heat pump driven by an environment that is radiatively interacting with but radiatively equilibrated to the atmospheric system. According to the second law of thermodynamics, such a planetary machine can never exist. Nevertheless, in almost all texts of global climatology and in a widespread secondary literature, it is taken for granted that such a mechanism is real and stands on a firm scientific foundation. In this paper, the popular conjecture is analyzed and the underlying physical principles are clarified. By showing that (a) there are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effects, (b) there are no calculations to determine an average surface temperature of a planet, (c) the frequently mentioned difference of 33° is a meaningless number calculated wrongly, (d) the formulas of cavity radiation are used inappropriately, (e) the assumption of a radiative balance is unphysical, (f) thermal conductivity and friction must not be set to zero, the atmospheric greenhouse conjecture is falsified."
For those of you playing at home, they're saying that "greenhouse gas" is a flawed metaphor as Earth doesn't have a glass roof, that you can't meaningfully determine the current average surface temperature of a planet for purposes of thermodynamics ... let alone for the last 1,000 years, and most importantly ... that assumptions made by climate scientists about CO2 violate the second law of thermodynamics -- CO2 doesn't have the magical thermodynamic properties necessary to support Mann & Co's models.
Funny, I've been suggesting these exact same points here without the benefit of a PhD in anything. Are you listening Brian?
In prior posts here, Mr Ed and I got into how Mann & Co inferred "magical thermodynamic properties" for CO2 to explain their tricked up data, and then ran computer simulations going forward based on these assumed "magical thermodynamic properties."
Steve McIntryre exposed Michael Mann as not knowing how to properly use statistics -- that's how the hockey stick was debunked. Now we see physicists showing that climate scientists don't understand thermodynamics. They couldn't pass a challenging undergraduate course in it. They're charlatans.
What's more troubling is that any good investigative journalist could have figured this out -- certainly at any point over the last three years as enough contra-stuff by physicists has been put out there. I've found good stuff, with only a little digging. Climategate only helps us understand how it happened -- the Truth has been out there for some time if you only went out and looked.
"AGW is a Big Lie" may break as a story, but many interests want this buried. To me, it's a Holy Shit headline because it says so much about the failings of MSM ... which goes to how Obama got elected and the shape we're in. Also, the EPA is poised to take over the country by declaring CO2 to be a poison on the basis of this Big Lie.
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