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Friday, February 19, 2010

Climategate: The Big Picture

Charlie Martin: "As new fraud is revealed almost daily, the full story of how the AGW scam came to pass is taking shape."

Charlie Martin is a clean and informative writer. This is a nice summation of the current state of unraveling of official "global warming" fluffing. (HT: Instapundit)

The Bank Crisis: A Perfect Storm of Ignorance

Jeffrey Friedman:
"You are familiar by now with the role of the Federal Reserve in stimulating the housing boom; the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in encouraging low-equity mortgages; and the role of the Community Reinvestment Act in mandating loans to "subprime" borrowers, meaning those who were poor credit risks. So you may think that the government caused the financial crisis. But you don't know the half of it. And neither does the government."
I don't know enough to know how to judge Mr. Friedman's analysis. But it seemed to make a lot of sense to me. (HT: Instapundit)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mission Impossible? Tom Cruise, call your office.

In a violent world, you almost never see elegant coolness in assassinations:
"The 11-strong team arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Jan 19 on flights from France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, dressed as businessmen with trolley bags and laptops and blending in perfectly with other passengers."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

About that global warming...

Here's the headline:
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995
I've felt for years that global "warming" was a crock but it's truly amazing how fast the entire charade is falling apart. (HT: Mark Steyn at NRO's Corner)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

About those Himalayan glaciers...

Mark Steyn:
“Climate change” is not a story of climate change, which has been a fact of life throughout our planet’s history. It is a far more contemporary story about the corruption of science and “peer review” by hucksters, opportunists and global-government control-freaks.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More on Zinn

Roger Kimball: "Contempt, in fact, was Howard Zinn’s leading characteristic. Its primary focus was America, because that was the biggest game in town. But he had plenty left over for the rest of the world."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I guess some people don't think much of Keith Olbermann

"Olbermann does not like women, especially attractive and/or accomplished women. Nor is he particularly fond of men. He is forever the awkward, angry teenager of his high school days who mystified psychologists, the ├╝berdork whose cruel taunts of the athletes he covered as a sports broadcaster were legendary, even as he yearned to be thought of as the stud that covers studs."
Wow. Don't sugar-coat it, brother. Tell us what you really think.

I am on the opposite end of the political spectrum from Olbermann. I don't watch his show. I hear some conservative commentators excoriate him regularly and the few video clips I've seen of Olbermann certainly seem to show a vicious fellow. But I don't know how fair the above excerpted article is.

(HT Instapundit)