• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower
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My Days in Finland

My Days in Finland….by Glenn H. Ray:

I am a child of  World War II.   I was born male and dyslexic into a world which had not yet discovered dyslexia.   I was born into a world of old maid, Godfearing school teachers, learned, wise, discipline demanding, JudeoChristian Americans who during the WWII years, kept reminding me both privately in class  before my fellow students, with pointed finger in my face, “Remember, Glenn Ray, there are two reasons why you must learn knowledge:  It will make you closer to God, for God knows all matter, and by accumulating knowledge  you will  make better choices when you vote.”   (I can still see the size and shape of those fingers threatening me about two inches from my nose, first grade, second grade and third grade.)

I was the only student among 36 in each classroom who sustained such personal discipline.  I loved school learnings…..I simply couldn’t read books  beyond a page or two.  Yet, I loved maps!   It was big War time.   I could draw maps of the U.S. and Europe by heart.  I could read newspaper headlines such as “Battle Raging at  Midway”, and cut lines  attached to battle pictures at sea.  I had relatives in the Pacific Navy.

I loved Finland early in life….They had beaten back the invading Russians before the big War began.   My dad had told me Russia was a country run by gangsters.

I entered college, the University of Minnesota, fall of 1952, majoring in Geography,  minoring in Russian and European History.   This university at the time charged $35 per quarter of study.   This university at the time reminded incoming students that only 1/4th of them  would graduate with a Bachelor’s  degree, so don’t waste time.

I loved learning….I never paid much attention to grades.  I didn’t compete.  I loved Mother Earth, but  failed Geomorphology my Junior year.   Climatology was boring, but required.  I loved Astronomy….My God, What a Universe out there!!

Winston Churchill  was still alive…. He invented adages about as frequently as he smoked cigars.    His invention of language which haunted me most, ran thusly:


I was an alert child of that WWII.  We boys would play “bombing Nazis” weekly….more often in winter when we’d build installations to assault with snow, a  season  which   was so much more fun  to bomb with snowballs.   I often wondered what I’d really do in a war under pressure of  being  shot at or lying  in a “fox hole” awaiting assault as I had seen in movies….so after my first bout with college, I entered the army through the Enlisted Reserves.

I returned from duty without being battle tested and returned to the University to earn an Education degree, for I was already married and had to qualify for a profession I loved, sharing knowledge, as  my beloved old maid school teachers had instructed me.

I  visited Finland, Minnesota in 1956 pre-military time….a four day retreat required by the then University’s Geography department…I already knew that Finns, although then very Lutheran in religion as were Scandinavian Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, were not at all Scandinavians.   Finns were refugees from Asia as were (Huns) Hungarians of the Danube fleeing from the Tatars of Mongol invasions centuries earlier.   At the edges of the Gulf of Bothnia, Finns could find escape  land no further West.   They found  safety  in the thick  Northern Forests.

While studying  Minnesota’s forest  Finns of the 1950s I learned the culture was matriarchal.  I’d guess that no longer exists today.

While teaching Russian at the University of Minnesota High School, I became curious to  learn more about languages in general…so I began my studies in German, Spanish,  Chinese……and then  FINNISH….again each quarter at  $35 per quarter.

Dennis Prager, my guru of choice over the past twenty years,  was programming from Nashville, Tennessee this AM, Minnesota time.   During second hour he lassoed some guy from Finland for a chat, and was joking about the scarcity of Finns being interviewed on American radio, they are so remote from the active world.    Dennis is aware of languages….  Finnish is an Urgic not a Scandinavian language…..one of the toughest foreign languages a nonFinn could ever learn!   (Learning Chinese is kids play  compared to Finn talk!”)

As I remember 60 plus  years later,  the language commands fifteen grammatical “cases”…you know, the subject, possessive, indirect object, direct object divisions we have in English to direct information in some kind of communicative order.

Dennis was quite upbeat about the Finn friend he was interviewing.   Finns had lived borderline to Stalinist Soviet Russia for decades and yet, remained independent and generally democratic.  Moreover,  in truth, the Finns  defeated  Stalin’s invasion attempt of their nation  during the late 1930s.

My first visit to Soviet Russia was in 1966 when with more fact than fiction, it was still a Stalinist level police state.   I had been taught the Tsar’s Russian in Minnesota…..I wasn’t aware of such a nuance  at the time.   I spoke it as I was taught……by Russian  refugees from Manchuria when mass murderer Mao Tse Tung had finally conquered all of China in 1949.   Yes, I did sense these folks, my Manchurian Russian teachers of the language, were aristocratic, precise, and demanding of their language they taught, but I had no idea it was as beautifully spoken as the Queen’s English used to be.  I learned to speak Russian as I was told by these Tsarist immigrants.

When I arrived in the USSR in 1966, I immediately bought “Soviet Russian” clothes….saggy black cotton trousers, and a couple wrinkly long sleeved white shirts.  I wanted to appear as native as possible wherever I went…Moscow, Kief, Rostov, Sochi, Leningrad.

In Sochi I had caused a crowd of more than  hundred gathering on the shore of the Black Sea….Russians were very, very private then when in public  in Moscow or Leningrad.   Silence ruled, or a dozen or more  of armed police would arrive well armed to  scatter upon mere appearance.   Not so, this time in Sochi.    They waited ten minutes before politely dispersing the crowd.

As I was walking toward my residence, two attractive couples, Georgians in their thirties asked me if I would like to join them in a cave restaurant nearby.   They said they were on vacation.   All four said they  had enjoyed my conversations and answers to questions  with the previous crowd.   They seemed very, very  confident in carriage and speech, so at first I suspected they might be secret police folks.

They asked about my family, trade….(I taught Russian at the high school level), how many cars did I own, did I live in a house, did I own it, were my parents still alive?  (They were!)….and then the group paused.   I waited for more questions….but one of the gals direct  me to keep talking…(Please, just talk!   I have never heard anyone speak Russian as beautifully as you do!”).  She then caught agreement from the other three, so they asked me where  I learned my Russian.

I answered  truthfully….”From strict, very demanding Tsarist aristocratic Russians who fled to the United States from  Manchuria”.

Since then I have always felt some  guilt, for I never had a chance to thank these Tsarists  for their talents as teachers.

A fascist nation is a difficult nation to endure.  One is always in fear of the secret police.  Throughout my 1966 Soviet visit I never realized the tension I was collecting within me masked by the enjoyment of being able to speak person to persons more freely than I had expected.   The American group I traveled to the USSR with was made up of twenty public school teachers who had received a grant called the National Defense Education Act….a Eisenhower grant to teachers of Russian …..to educate our American young to know more about our major world competitor at the time.

At visit’s end, our group of twenty left Moscow for Helsinki, Finland on a beautiful late August day.  Three or four of our group of  gals strangely began crying quietly upon take-off.   Otherwise, there were no noises, no chatting, no activity, almost no breathing……only apparent exhaustion!





When  in Kiev on the shores of the Volga,  I’d cause conversations with couples around age 30.   One Sunday I purposely wore my yellow swim trunks where thousands of males wore saggy black things about to fall off at any moment.

After a brief swim in the river, I intentionally approached two couples in their thirties sitting on a blanket playing some kind of card game to open a conversation.  “Excuse me, what card game are you playing”…..No vocal response whatsoever…which I expected!   I apologized for  interrupting, and then mentioned  I was a  “foreigner”, and so curious…..Still no response.    Then I excused myself and turned to find some other “victim” for conversation.   One of the guys apparently   bored about the entire scene rather rudely asked,  “Ot kooda vwi?”   ( “Where are you from?”)…and I knew they were trapped!  ” Ya, Amyericanetz”…and then paused and again apologized, but before I could finish my  words, I saw the shock on all three faces….and then they were hooked, as I had   hoped from experience.

They asked me to sit down with them and with great curiosity  quizzed me for two hours in the most polite manner.   One of the gal’s Mother then arrived on the scene.  I stood up when introduced to her, and that is when a large  crowd began to gather…..to more than one hundred.   There wasn’t a snotty phrase in any of the discussions or quizzes.  We chatted for another hour when six or seven well armed police finally appeared, and nastily shouted to break up the crowd.   Their uniforms were made of gunny sack.  It was 80 degrees F.   They were sweating like waterfalls.

They didn’t look happy!

I was very surprised to hear several voices from the crowd shout at the police to leave all of us alone….Several of them yelled…”He’s an American.  You’re embarrassing us!”  and repeated it again and again.   They physically separated me from my “new friends”  and told me it was time  to take a swim.







Why Does the Human Female Animal Scream by Habit When under Stress?

I still work outdoors daily  Spring, Summer, and Fall, and plan to,  God  willing,  this coming April  or earlier if weather provides.  I have artistically created a half acre of a landscape garden “paradise” featuring primarily conifer trees and shrubs, hydrangeas, redbuds, rhododendrons, azaleas and other  deciduous shrubs, countless perennials, over the past 44 years of “living here”……and one spectacular Ginkgo biloba which I planted by seed about 40 years ago, which around the thirtieth year of growth  announced she was female.

Suicidal America today is organized and dictated by the leftist fascists running school, college, university, Hollywood, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC,  PBS,  those mouthing liars  at Fox to sell things “fair and balanced”,  the coast to coast New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and 99.9%  of the rest of news circulation, including  the Google fascists who dictate their Fiction as LEFTIST  “Truth”  propagandizing  that we Americans would be better off in a culture  of one sex, THE ONE BORN DITSY, THE FEMALE.    Mankind, especially the white ones,  must be harnessed and put to eternal rest….so that the single sex, the she,  the feminist, can become universally free to be as ditsy as she wants as the Democrat today’s Pelosi Democrats really want her to be!

It is true that the human male animal is by Nature’s GOD   born to be a killer, a builder, a defender, an explorer, an inventor, THEREFORE TO SEEK TRUTH,  to be a hunter, a dreamer, a protector for his ‘realm’ to continue.

It is TRUE that the human female animal is by Nature’s GOD born to  ditsy, chosen to bear the animal’s future population,  to bear feelings, to  seek security to be protected, defended, provided nest and home, to bond with feelings  to  protect her precious off spring from early threats and dangers common to the species.

Our Dennis is a gifted teacher on these matters, but he’s an indoor person…..He’s after all Jewish! It goes with the territory.   His preachings have been the best ever, these past months with our America struggling to save itself from the leftist fascists!

While  chastising  CNN’s fascistic  television affair last night using Parkland School teenagers to perform leftist’s  propaganda verses to disarm America forever, Dennis made a comment about  the sounds of women screaming as when the  air plane they are in  decides to begin its crash to Mother Earth.   Then, he caught himself, attempting to avoid political correctness propaganda, questioning that maybe men scream under those circumstances as well .  He was being “fair and balanced”.

Our Dennis WAS correct.   The HUMAN FEMALE ANIMAL IS PROGRAMMED TO SCREAM when suddenly facing  shocking disorder and danger!!    Why is that native to her as an animal and normally  not  to the human male?

I used to be a public school teacher….it is still in my blood to know answers.  I often still teach the following while leading the many landscape garden fans who love to walk through my home grounds filled with paths, great conifers, deciduous trees  and shrubs…..

I mention we human males are born naturally  killers who must learn to become civilized, and so, seek to  perform our God-given gifts such as being born curious,  to build, to invent, defend…as mentioned above.

I then mention, or rather ask, what must the human female conquer  from her animal gifts in order to help her become civilized?   (Of course, no one ever answers, yet  the American human female animal is not  born perfect, is she?  The men, who know the true  answer, don’t want to be impolite….most of these folks visiting the garden  are over 50 in age….they still seek and believe in God and  honesty.)

The she of the human species is  born ditsy…..born with feelings, sensitivities  which often overwhelm  reality, truth.  Feelings dominate…..which, of course, is TRUE.   And feelings  can often wind up being a terrible drive for the human female animal.  She usually seeks security over all, often avoiding  problem solving!

Back to the garden grounds, my very masculine conifer filled woody, landscape garden where I guide my visitors…. What if only two adult  human animals, one male, and the other female, were deeply dreamy involved in my garden with some small task, but almost out of sight one from the other when suddenly, although unseen by both, the loudest lion-like roar both had ever heard bellowed from somewhere nearby breaking the silence.    What is HER natural reaction?

She screams!!!   It’s automatic!  She screams as if to announce prayerfully to a male nearby, “I AM IN TROUBLE!”

What would be the male response?

HUSH!  SHUT UP!!  and goes into overdrive depth seeking silence to figure out what he had just heard, what to do, to stay or run and if so, to what direction!…..BUT FIRST asks himself animal-like….”WHAT IN HELL WAS THAT!!!”  …..and he remains animal in an attempt to make the best  choice for the survival of BOTH.   He is born to protect his females and offspring.

The she of the species screams for help as she has throughout her millions of years of development….

To answer Dennis’ question, “Do men scream  when in a flight dive”…NO!  There is no instinctive reason to do so.  His brain, according to program still in flight,  is likely still frantically seeking some  doable escape for himself and his mate if she is nearby.




Popular California Congressional Twit, Adam Schiff Shifts!! Now Attacks FBI; Law Enforcement


by Scott Johnson at PowerLine:

The Democrats’ media adjunct amplified a key Democratic talking point over the past two weeks. According to the Democrats and their media friends, one is not to criticize the bad actions of anyone in the FBI or other such agencies. If you do, you’re trashing law enforcement. Retroactive application of this rule to the depredations of President Obama and the Obama administration is prohibited. Mollie Hemingway collected a few exhibits of the current media campaign attacking Republicans on this ground in this Federalist column.

Now the shifty Adam Schiff has gone to war on law enforcement in the formerly disapproved fashion. It is not reported this way in Kyle Cheney’s Politico article “Schiff complains FBI, Justice Department making too many demands on Russia memo,” but there it is. Schiff of course also attributes fault to President Trump, at whose behest the FBI and Department of Justice are said to be acting. It’s a twofer! For some reason, Schiff’s shocking disparagement of law enforcement goes unmentioned.


Two Hundred Years of Immigration to the Good Old USA

The following article was sent by Bruce and Arlene Taber:
This is very interesting presentation of immigration to the USA. Click on follow “link” when it comes up.
 200 Years of Immigration.
This is neat.  Also watch the lower left of the screen.
For the past 200 years where have all the people been coming from?    Watch the count grow decade by decade.


The vast majority of today’s  Americans, even ones who vote in presidential elections, are ignorant, nearly vacant, regarding Earth’s outdoors…..even the differences between a leaf and a leaflet.   Today’s college age know nothing about Earth’s yesterdays whether the human world or the world human’s live in……unless you are in your 80s and went to schools,  elementary and secondary,  schooled by  disciplinarians, brilliantly educated old maids, and attended universities before the Liberal, Leftist, Fascist, Feminist,  and Black Racist era of today.

Two plus two still equaled four back then, not five on Tuesdays or two on Fridays…..depending upon ones mood, regardless of sex or which drugs one might be taking.

Younger Americans know little about the indoors  these days.    Whatever breaths of knowledge wisp through their ears, they never quite reach the brain, for learning knowledge, they are told by their today’s fascist instructors, LEARNING KNOWLEDGE IS SO YESTERDAY….AND SO VERY, VERY MALE….

Drugs are popular among many young circles.   So  many of the drugs they prefer or are programmed to consumer for joy and pleasure,  also make them  numb regarding Truth, and ignorant regarding deceit,  they become Democrats of the fascist kind.

Today, Americans, especially the  purist leftists  under age 70 come to rely solely on cellphones to lighten their day.

I have renewed by subscription to the Wall Street Journal having dumped it from my collection of knowledge gathering due to   their nearly universal fascistic hate for our tremendously skilled,  Donald” Trump, as a candidate for our American presidency.  I received my second copy, today…the Saturday one.   On Page A2 of the Journal’s US NEWS page two section, identified as THE NUMBERS by Jo Craven McGinty is the main headline of the page,  “BLOWING LEAVES, AND POLLUTION”.

Beside a snapshot of this Harvardish-appearing Jo, begin the paragraphs of words of her outdoor epistle from the universal left and its fascists:     “Once autumn leaves are down, landscapers with leaf blowers strapped to their backs pour into America’s neighborhoods like hornets from a hive.”   Jo continues:

“Which raises an interesting question:  How much pollution does a leaf blower emit?  If it’s gas-powered, the short answer is more than a car, a truck or any other modern passenger vehicle…..But because vehicles outnumber the nation’s 12 million leaf blowers by about 224 million, they still beat out the dirtier engines in total emissions……These small engines are notoriously high polluters.  But because there are fewer of hem compared to cars and trucks, they don’t  emit as much total pollution,” said John Volckens, a professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University”……

and then Journal leaf digger, Jo, refers to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Quiet Communities, a non-profit that advocates for quieter and cleaner lawn maintenance, estimated that in 2011 there were nearly leaf blowers and vacuums in the country, a figure they projected would grow to about 12 million by 2018……The EPA”, Jo continues, “has regulated leaf blowers  and other small, nonroad spark-ignition engines since 1997.  The machines are divided into two categories:  hand-held equipment, such as leaf blowers and chain saws; and non-handheld equipment, such as leaf blowers and chain saws and nonhandheld equipment, such as lawn mowers and generators.”…..and she continues for three more columns covering a half page…again, on page 2 of this Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.

One of the most serious problems facing the American newspaper reader these days of the ObamaEra, is those allegedly reporting the news are nearly vacant of knowledge at any and all levels……This was true of “J” schools at my time of college learnings in the 1950s and again in the late 1960s when I was amassing my undergraduate and graduate learnings and degrees…in Geography, in Russian, in Soviet Studies, and in Horticulture…..before school   grades had lost their meaning!

Journalists then, now,  and likely forevermore, aren’t trained to gather fields of knowledge. They still are programmed to develop style of writing and today also learn to  be leftists….fascists….feminists.

A couple of generations ago they were expected to learn ethics and be programmed to seek and display TRUTH in  reporting.  If they wanted to add scholastic knowledge to their trade, they’d have to get another ‘bachelor’ degree….but don’t use that word, ‘bachelor’ among today’s academes.

During my World War II years in elementary school, I lived in a very modest neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota at a time when temperatures DID reach 28 to 32 degrees below zero as common  practice in winter.   And then came our recent, wonderful sixty year  bit of global warming   making  this newer Minnesota “kinder and gentler because of  its warming”.   Until the 1950s our urban neighborhoods were heated by coal furnaces.    Oil went to the military.    Our ‘garden’ snow was as clean as it is today….but streets and roadways were uglier.   Our today’s Twin City population  is  more than three times what it was during the War…..and,

Despite the “Blowing Leaves, and Pollution”, Ms. McGinty rages about in her writings, from where does she collect TRUTH and its real CONSEQUENCES about the horrors of leaves and dirty blowers?  Where is her “blowing-leaves” fogs of poison in our urban areas?  Most of America IS urban, yes, and totally ignorant of the actual Nature around them.

It was charged recently in political America, that ONLY THE DEPLORABLE, THE DESPICABLE AND THE INCORRIGIBLE would be dumb enough to work the soil or appear to be people such as those who do.

Did Ms. McGinty amass her Blowing Leaves, and Pollution article from personal experience?  Of  course not!   What pool then, did her article’s  gossip of leaf knowledge come from beyond the palaces of today’s leftist Government Bureaucracies and their politicians?

Global warming as politicized today is a fraud….COLD, NOT HEAT , IS THE DESTRUCTIVE DESTINY OF OUR EARTH’S  FUTURE!  Don’t rely on journalists for Truth telling.   They, today in the general,  prefer politics to ethics.  It’s more profitable!







Global Warming NOT Warming

(Perhaps the greatest racket of our life time is the corruption of the UN racketeers  and  western leftists and university charlatans selling the global warming scare, (blaming white man for its cause).  Billions of dollars  have been stolen from Uncle Sam from propagandists  relying on the ignorance  of the general population. ghr)

Study: No speed-up in global warming, Earth less sensitive to CO2

by Rick Moran  at American Thinker:

“Here is a setback for climate hysterics who say the Earth is warming catastrophically and drastic action is needed to save us.

A new study by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) shows that the planet is warming at a much slower rate than believed previously, and the atmosphere is less sensitive to rising levels of CO2 than predicted.

The exhaustive study indirectly confirms recent research that shows that a jump in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has had little effect on rising temperatures.  This contradicts climate models that predict that rising levels of CO2 lead directly to rising temps.

Anthony Watts:

Mathematically removing the natural but transient climatic effects of volcanoes and El Niño/La Niña Pacific Ocean warming and cooling events leaves an underlying climate trend, all or some part of which might be attributed to human causes – including enhanced greenhouse forcing caused by rising levels of CO2 and other manmade greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

At present, however, there is no accepted tool or technique for confidently estimating how much of the warming in the past 38+ years might be due to natural causes.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the U.N. agency tasked with studying global warming – believes that 50% of warming is due to human industrial activity.  While some scientists claim there is an observable difference between naturally occurring CO2 and that generated by burning fossil fuels, those methods are in dispute, which makes any statement regarding how much of the rise in temps is due to humans unreliable.

The UAH paper destroys the models that predict rising temps that correlate with rising CO2 levels:

For the purposes of this research, we assumed the climate was stable during that time, that the natural climate trend would have been zero,” Christy said. “If the natural trend was zero, then the climate models say the atmosphere is more than twice as sensitive to CO2 as the data might suggest.

Of course, if the natural trend was greater than zero – if the natural climate was warming even a little bit – then the models have the atmospheric sensitivity to CO2 even further out of whack than that.

This has always been the skeptics’ chief complaint about using predictive climate and atmospheric models to develop public policy: the models’ gross inaccuracies.  How can a responsible government develop policies to address a problem that no one knows the extent of – or if it really exists?

Reliance by scientists on ground-based temperature data has always been questioned by skeptics.  This study shows why:

Other researchers have tried to calculate the climate’s sensitivity using temperature data collected at the Earth’s surface. But that data lacks complete global coverage, especially over the oceans. Changes in the character of the land surface near thermometers (such as paving and urban growth) and changes in the thermometer instruments over time also add uncertainty to the data.

“Additionally, surface temperatures used for tracking climate change use the average of daily maximum and minimum temperatures,” said McNider, a distinguished professor emeritus at UAH. “Those minimum nighttime temperatures reflect only the temperature of a shallow layer of air near the surface and not temperatures in the deep layer of the atmosphere.”

Not only are the conclusions being drawn by global warming hysterics wrong, but their methodology leaves a lot to be desired.  It should be no surprise, then, that if you put bad science in, bad science will come out.

If climate change were an ordinary field of science to study, this paper would be major news.  But the issue of global warming is so wrapped up in politics and business that any objective look at the claims made by other scientists is either dismissed out of hand or buried…”



Franken and LeAnn in the news


by Scott Johnson at PowerLine:

Al Franken is a well-known jerk. I would say that just about everyone who has dealt with him personally knows it, including Senator Amy Klobuchar and his other Senate colleagues. One can see the pure manifestation of this aspect of his character in his treatment of Leeann Tweeden as set forth in her powerful first-person account of his unwanted attention.

Franken has issued two statements in response to Tweeden’s account today. First he offered a cursory attempt at exculpation. As his colleagues abandoned him, Franken sensed he couldn’t talk his way out of this jam. He abjectly apologized and joined the call for the Senate Ethics Committee investigation of his own conduct.

Very big of him, but more calculating than generous. He can reasonably hope that the Ethics Committee will give him cover in the slow moving gears of Senate procedures while the storm blows over.

The abjectness of Franken’s second statement should count for nothing. Tweeden’s account of Franken’s harassment includes a photograph that caught Franken in the act of sexual assault. Despite his effort to say something to mitigate it in his first statement, mitigation is impossible under the circumstances. His initial statement reveals his character and aggravates his misconduct. It is otherwise worthless.

The photograph is a killer. It is incriminating, but it is more than that. In the context of Tweeden’s account, it is devastating. It shows Franken gleefully humiliating Tweeden. It demonstrates his malice.

Sexual misconduct of the Franken kind is almost never a one-off. It is characteristic or compulsive. There are undoubtedly other women like Tweeden who have received Franken’s unwanted attention. One can only hope that they will have the courage to come out and face down the jerk.