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14 June 2015



George....did you want the Hillsdale link to go to the Solar power link? ;-)

George Rebane

fish 953am - many thanks; fixed the link.


Scattershot worthy?

The voice of opposition past, Justice Kennedy may save Obamacare now...

This is why there is no point believing in the magical parchment.

When playing statist Ouija Board the planchette always spells out M-O-R-E G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T.


George Rebane

fish 1008am - Our corrupt legal system is beyond my ken. The subsidies issue in Obamacare could not be more clear in the law's statement in that the federal govt will allow tax credits for insurance purchased through exchanges “established by the state.” Ergo, no state established exchange, no Obamacare tax credit.

All else is perfidy reinforcing that no one knows what the language of a law means from its reading. It means whatever the most powerful forces in subsequent litigation want it to mean. We are no longer a nation of laws.


Posted by: George Rebane | 14 June 2015 at 10:25 AM

Well that's because you're a stodgy old white guy who is silly enough to believe that the words are supposed to mean something "as written". You lack the vision of the cool hip kids who understand that the words means whatever they need them to say in order to get us to our radiant progressive future.

Todd Juvinall

Did Nancy read that part before she voted for it?

Sorry but the SCOTUS, Federal and States are ridiculous. I go back ten years or so to the "decision" on "navigable" and when the SCOTUS got done it was even more murky.

Lawyers are not to be trusted on anything where there is a "meaning" of a word or phrase. My guess is the SCOTUS will do a John Roberts on the country and allow it. Even though Gruber said it was a trick.


Posted by: Todd Juvinall | 14 June 2015 at 11:07 AM

My guess is the SCOTUS will do a John Roberts on the country and allow it. Even though Gruber said it was a trick.

That was my take as well.....words mean little when progressive "principles"....and potential voters...are at stake.

Todd Juvinall

Marbury v Madison needs to be booted.


M v M is just fine, Todd.

If Obamascare is/was winning its current SCOTUS battle 5-4, Roberts will switch his side, making it 6-3 and giving Roberts the right to draft the majority opinion which he will make less sweeping.

So, 10 quatloos is on the vote either being 5-4 giving Obamacare the coup de gras or 6-3 in favor of some loophole that gives them a fig leaf covering their claim no one meant to only give subsidies to Americans in states that built their own website despite putting plain language to that effect in the law in multiple places.

Todd Juvinall

Well I find it fascinating that 5 218+ democrats in the House and 60 in the Senate didn't know what they voted on. LOL!

Bill Tozer

Concerning GNI, what's a lefty to do? I know, move abroad. But to where?
The Iceman cometh.


Bill Tozer

Will Common Core eventually lead to GNI? Maybe, maybe not. GNI appears to be the lowest common denominator agreed to by our nation's lowest common denominator.


For a half century we've had a welfare state that punished work for those caught on the bottom. "GNI" is a way to fix that.

Hillsdale unfortunately, like most modern liberal arts institutions, ignore the math and science that were 3 of the original 7 liberal arts. The harder ones.

Common Core is nothing new, just another repackaging of discovery methods of teaching that the capital R Romantics who dominate colleges of education and school districs keep trying to get right, oblivious that it will never work. The Socratic Method doesn't work when the students are standing on the shoulders of midgets standing in quicksand. As I've written before, Common Core math is Eye-dentical to California's whole math that was rolled out in 1995, with the guy in charge of those standards being the guy Gates Foundation funding hired to chair the Common Core math standards. Failure is rewarded far too often in the modern Ed Business in the USA.

George Rebane

re Gregory 912am - While not a STEM research university, "ignore" might be too strong of a descriptor.


Democrat democracy.....magically transparent!


Russ Steele

This is for Steven Frisch and his fellow travler warmers.

America’s Most Advanced Climate Station Data Shows US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

Data from America’s most advanced climate monitoring system shows the U.S. has undergone a cooling trend over the last decade, despite recent claims by government scientists that warming has accelerated worldwide during that time.

The U.S. Climate Reference Network was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide “high-quality” climate data. The network consists of 114 stations across the U.S. in areas NOAA expects no development for the next 50 to 100 years.

The climate stations use three independent measurements of temperature and precipitation to provide “continuity of record and maintenance of well-calibrated and highly accurate observations,” NOAA states on its website. “The stations are placed in pristine environments expected to be free of development for many decades.” In essence, NOAA chose locations so they don’t need to be adjusted for “biases” in the temperature record.

More here:

This is cooling trend is being ignored by the political goons in Sacramentos, who insist the planet is warming and that if the citizens of California just pay enough cap and trade taxes, the world will be saved from global warming climate change. Only the warmers believe that.

Todd Juvinall

Russ he is a grant whore, if he believed this the money would dry up. The taxpayers sure could use a break from his ilk. His SBC apparently only brings in $30,000 a year in memberships so perhaps the people are wising up to the AGW scammers.

George Rebane

RussS 853pm - Thanks for posting that summary to keep the record straight on these pages.



You had to know it would be a Jesuit making this demand.

Todd Juvinall

Well Mr. Pope, I say you need to stop all those poor black women in Africa from burning wood for the daily meals. It spews tons of carbon into the air and is probably changing the climate in the Sahara. I mean, come on, at least have them put scrubbers on their campfires so we don't have to breathe the carbon particles. Isn't that a Catholic goal?

When religion gets into science I thought the the left always went apoplectic. Darwin in schools? No "creationism" allowed? But when someone agrees with the climate grant whores, all their "beliefs" get changed. They are the Pope's best friend now. Jeeze!

George Rebane

ToddJ 735am - Good observation Todd re religion abetting 'science'. But we know that agenda trumps principle with progressives. And as ever, it's Agenda21 über alles.

Russ Steele

I posted this at Watts Up With That and it seem to be catching on:

I am going to send a copy of Climate Change the Facts to His Holiness, Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City. If all of the readers of this blog were to send a copy, it could make an impact when Pope Francis' mail box gets jammed by climate change facts. This in turn would boost the sales of this important book to the top of the sales charts.

Here is one comment:

Paul Westhaver
4 hours ago
Russ, I would say that your suggestion is the most productive and helpful comment here. Let us send the book!

If the 1,000 of Anthony's readers send books, the Pope might take notice.

George Rebane

RussS 833am - I also applaud your idea as being the most likely gesture to get noticed by the media as the encyclical gets published this Thursday. However, I do believe the impact of such a mass mailing will be primarily collateral. The Pope is not going to read the book, say 'oh shit!', and issue another encyclical whose message is 'Just kidding, ignore previous encyclical.' But hearing of the mass mailing may make enough others read the book, become skeptics, and contact their electeds re the ongoing AGW hysteria.

We are again reminded of Lord Keynes famous reply to a journalist questioning his reversal on an issue - 'When new information becomes available, I change my mind. What do you do?'

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