Monday, May 23, 2016

Trudeau and a turtle on a fence post

What do they have in common?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ontario's Leap towards economic oblivion

Rex Murphy:
Remember the Leap Manifesto? That was the wild-eyed ultra-greenist, anti-capitalist dogma-sheet that Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein dragged out ...

... Kill oil. Kill all fossil fuels. No pipelines. No refineries. Cripple the economy. Deny the poorer nations ... a cascade of unexamined and baseless assertions, a manifest distaste for reality, a raw pulse of dogmatic certitude, and a set of prescriptions that would obliterate a modern economy, push hundreds of thousands out of work, and bring the industrial age back to the days of horse cart and covered wagons for transportation. ...

The authors of Leap were ... merely projecting as it were private fantasies into the public arena. If, however, they had presented in Ontario, if they had urged Ontario’s government with the dreams they urged ... I suspect they would have been mocked as timid, restrained, unimaginative, even perhaps, regressive. For the Wynne government’s recently revealed plans for the ‘transformation of the Ontario energy industry,” is of a reach and scope, depth and range, that defies all comparison.

Even if there were good evidence that alarmists are right (and there isn't) Canada's contribution to global CO2 emissions is tiny and it's effect on global climate un-measurable.  But politicians like Wynne (and Trudeau and ... ) behave as if the world's fate hinges on Canada (or Ontario or ...) taking the lead in sacrificing their citizens' standard of living to Gaia. This is insanely reckless.  Canada has no obligation, moral or otherwise, to move any faster on this than the least committed of the largest GHG emitting nations.  Doing so is not only climatically pointless, it unnecessarily risks wrecking our economy.  We are being led either by nitwits or by cynical tax-grabbers or both.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Climate Change in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic's Case

Why climate models fail:

Modellers need to fully appreciate that Garbage In = Garbage Out, not Gospel Out!

CAGW = ‘computer-aided global warming’

Monday, May 9, 2016

Universities - "Day care for millenials"

HOBOsexuality studies at UVic (just for example):

University 'liberal arts' faculties (and increasingly K-12) are institutions of indoctrination that produce graduates who are dumber and lower in productive potential than when they entered. Who in their right mind would knowingly pay big bucks to put their offspring into day care like that?

Also: Blazing Cat Fur, Powerline and a poem.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It's over for Ted Cruz.

Cruz drops out of presidential race following major defeat by Trump in Indiana:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday suspended his presidential bid for the Republican nomination following a crushing defeat by Donald Trump in the Indiana primary.
Cruz told dismayed supporters the path to victory had been closed.

Now watch the Media Party and its candidate Hillary really come after Trump.  And vice versa.  This will be fun to watch!

The fractured Right Wing

Who's who in 14 identifiable groups on the right?  Gavin McInnes breaks it down:
"Lazy liberals talk about "the right wing" as if conservatives are a unified block.
Obviously that isn't true, but this video helps explain the divisions and diversity within the Right. Along with familiar categories (alt-right, neocon) I've invented some of my own, like Broadcast Patriot and Factual Feminist. Where do you fit in?"