We are all tired of the anti-American bashing of our country and our President. Four years of that crap didn't work and as I predicted, YOU LOST AGAIN. They sort of remind me of a chicken that's head was cut off and it's still running around without a head. The difference is, a chicken is smarter the the CONS on here. The COINS on here are irrelevant now, totally irrelevant and either they can choose to get on board with progress and improving this country, or they can just stay bitter and angry losers who have nothing better to do than to bolster each other and set themselves up for another round of politcal losses. The CONS can change their I.D.s all they want but their bitterness and downright hostility bordering on delirium always points back to the same FEW people, the LOSERS.
Re: "You tell me what the progress is other than getting more folks on the govt tit,, that will save the country for sure,, C"
Again, craig, congratulations on still being able, like most Republicans, to ignore the international US Corporation elephant in the room who happens to be sucking on the biggest Govt. tit in the history of mankind.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Doc, my favorite part of the Libroid hypocrisy is when they tout the moral rationale for the welfare and support system and then bash the "red" states that receive the majority of the support. If those are the neediest people then shouldn't our compassionate libs feel good about their largess?
Re: "Doc, my favorite part of the Libroid hypocrisy is when they tout the moral rationale for the welfare and support system and then bash the "red" states that receive the majority of the support. If those are the neediest people then shouldn't our compassionate libs feel good about their largess?"
nobeach, I think you miss the point. The libs are not complaining about helping the Red states. They are noting that those in the Red states needing the most help are the ones getting all worked up about free loaders and then getting out to vote against their own best interests.
That is rather strange, isn't it? And perhaps possible only for those living in some kind of bubble that strongly mitigates against reality.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Re: "C;mon elk, you again forgot to mention the British scientists who were caught fudging the the global warming facts to suit their agenda. Global warming per se has been debunked and your figure of 99 to 1 percent is indeed a stretch to sat the least. (Late bulletin for you: The planet is getting colder.)"
More nonsense, dickw, generated within the Rightwingnut bubble. Do you avoid looking at the dramatic changes in our weather and rising ocean levels? It remains that 99% of the climate scientists find evidence of global warming caused, at least in part, by human activities in the past century and the other 1% are on the pay rolls of Exxon-Mobil, Koch Insdustries (and organizations they fund like the Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation), BP, Amoco, and others. Check it out, dickw.
British inquiry vindicates scientists in scandal over climate data
Raphael G. Satter, AP / March 31, 2010
LONDON — The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world’s leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved.
The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee said yesterday that it had seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming — two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues.
In their report, the committee said that, as far as it was able to ascertain, “the scientific reputation of Professor Jones and CRU remains intact,’’ adding that nothing in the more than 1,000 stolen e-mails, or the controversy kicked up by their publication, challenged scientific consensus that “global warming is happening and that it is induced by human activity.’’
The 14-member committee’s investigation is one of three launched after the dissemination, in November, of e-mails and data stolen from the research unit. The e-mails appeared to show scientists berating skeptics in sometimes intensely personal attacks, discussing ways to shield their data from public records laws, and discussing ways to keep skeptics’ research out of peer-reviewed journals. One that attracted particular media attention was Jones’s reference to a “trick’’ that could be used to “hide the decline’’ of temperatures.
The e-mails’ publication ahead of the Copenhagen climate change summit sparked an online furor, with skeptics of man-made climate change calling the e-mails’ publication “Climategate’’ and claiming them as proof that the science behind global warming had been exaggerated — or even made up altogether.
The lawmakers said they decided to investigate due to “the serious implications for UK science.’’
Phil Willis, the committee’s chairman, said of the e-mails that “there’s no denying that some of them were pretty appalling.’’
But the committee found no evidence of anything beyond “a blunt refusal to share data,’’ adding that the idea that Jones was part of a conspiracy to hide evidence that weakened the case for global warming was clearly wrong.
IN A BRIEFING TO JOURNALISTS AHEAD OF THE REPORT’S RELEASE, WILLIS SAID THE CONTROVERSY WOULD ULTIMATELY HELP BUTTRESS THE CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING BY FORCING THE UNIVERSITY EAST ANGLIA — AND OTHER RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS — TO STOP HOARDING THEIR DATA.
“The winner in the end will be climate science itself,’’ he said.
The winner today was Jones, who stepped down temporarily as chief of the climate research unit about week after the e-mail scandal broke.
The committee expressed sympathy with Jones, whom Willis said had been made a scapegoat for larger problems within the climate science community.
“The focus on Professor Jones and the CRU has been largely misplaced,’’ the report said.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Yes, the corporations have been draining the American tax payer dollars for far too long. The rich, just the greedy ones who don't want to pay their share of taxes have also tapped out the working class. WE THE PEOPLE spoke and have clearly decided in a landslide that we are tired of corporate welfare and greedy rich subsidies. The CONS no longer have any power, especially when it comes to the fiscal cliff issue. President Obama holds all the Aces. The CONS didn't nothing, zero in the house of Reps but try to repeal Obamacare of 31 times and failed every time. After 4 years of that, the AMERICAN PEOPLE voted to get them out and if the GOP CONS try their obstructionism for 2 more years, we'll see more of them voted out-and then again in 2 more years after that until those crazy corporate cling-ons are gone. Hey CONS, you had your chance and you destroyed this country and still don't want to face the fact that your man BUSH did it. I have a feeling you never will, but I don't have to worry about what you think, I've realized the AMERICAN PEOPLE felt as I did and voted as I did. Good luck finding your head chickens.