Nevermind, October is Not Hottest on Record

Yet another question mark has been raised regarding the monitoring of global temperature.  Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) of NASA announced about a week ago that October was the hottest on record.  Oddly enough, this was the same month that Tibet experienced its worst snowstorm ever, London has its first October snow in 70 years, and large parts of the US have record cold and snowfall (including 115 record cold temperatures and 63 new snowfall records).  The US actually had the 70th warmest October in the past 114 years.

GISS maps showed that a large part of Russia was 10 degrees higher than normal.  This would explain the increase in global temperature except for the fact that the numbers were apparently from September and not October.  GISS quickly revised its figures and claimed to have found an area of the Arctic that was unusually hot (yes, the same Arctic that has recovered from the extreme summer melt so well that it has 31.3% more sea ice than last year and the largest growth ever recorded).

GISS has resorted to some fingerpointing that throws some doubt on the main source of data that Global Warming alarmists such as the IPCC use as their main source of evidence.  Dr. James Hansen has been forced to revise his numbers in the past, including having to admit that the warmest decade in the 20th century was actually the 1930’s and not the 1990’s as he previously claimed.

The carbon credits scheme is sure to be in the works with Obama and the Democrats soon to take control.  Such a ploy for wealth redistribution should be based in fact and not speculation based on invalid statistics.  Errors such as this should raise red flags and cause investigations, not be ignored as seems to happen these days with the whole global warming topic.

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Written by admin on November 16, 2008

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Will Hillary Clinton be the Next Secretary of State?

Several news outlets are spreading the rumor that Hillary Clinton is in the running to be nominated to Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of State.  Democratic officials are confirming that Clinton is in the running for the job.  Others apparently in the running include Senator John Kerry, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and former Senate Leader Tom Daschle.

Hillary clearly has some contacts she can lean on, especially if you consider Bill’s 8 years as President.  There is no word on if she would want the job or not if she is offered it.  It might help patch some of the rift that has formed between Hillary supporters and Obama supporters if it happened though.

Hopefully the sniper fire will stay at a minimum if she does get and take the post!  (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

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Written by admin on November 14, 2008

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Just Got Laid Off

I might be a bit slower with my postings for a while.  Found out today that I am laid off (sorry to disappoint all my left-leaning readers that thought I was a greedy and filthy rich…  I’m middle class, even well under Obama’s strictest standards, but still dislike wealth redistribution).  I’ll still try to post daily or more, but if I miss from time to time you’ll know why.

Wish me luck on the job search, Ohio isn’t the bastion of job availability and the incoming President’s plans are going to make it even worse.

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Written by admin on November 12, 2008

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Gun Sales Spike as Obama Prepares to Take Presidency

There are reports of increasing gun sales across the country.  Currently, Federal background checks are up 9% over last year.  Obama said he is for the second amendment during the campaign, but clearly there are many who are not convinced.

Obama clearly has some anti-gun history.  When running for the Illinois State Senate in 1996, he even answered that he supported state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns.”  That’s literally saying that he wanted the elimination of the second amendment.

Given his past, gun owners clearly aren’t gun whacko nutjobs looking for an excuse to buy guns.  Past history is a great indicator of how a politician will act in the future.  Though Obama doesn’t have much history, he has enough to give legitimate concerns for those who believe in the right to bear arms.

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Written by admin on November 12, 2008

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Happy Veterans Day

I just wanted to take a moment to thank those who have put everything on the line to defend our great nation.  The bravery and sacrifice of these men and women cannot be underestimated.  Thank you, Veterans!

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Written by admin on November 11, 2008

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