Tuesday, December 29, 2009

We Are Not Safe

My favorite barista just returned from a holiday trip to Japan. She is a slight, caucasian, good-natured college student. (Not that I am profiling!) Back home in the U.S. she was pulled aside by TSA personnel and patted down. Good thing, she might have whipped up one of her delicious latte's and put everyone in the airport in danger. Yet Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Northwest Airline Crotch-bomber, was able to board a plane without a passport, without baggage and buy his one-way ticket with cash from an airport in Amsterdam considered to be one of the most secure airports in the world. And we are supposed to believe that taking our shoes off to board planes makes us safer. Our government is impotent and can not protect us. By making us stand in long lines, take our shoes off, and put our shampoo in small clear bottles they think they can make us believe we are safer. Apparently our safety is in the hands of brave airline passengers.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Man-made Global Warming - The Debate is NOT over

In the days since Climategate broke, the true believers of man-made global warming are rallying. Apparently the word "trick" is a common term used in scientific papers and the conservative pundits have made the "trick email" one of their targets, therefore in liberal logic that means all of this is just a tempest in a tea pot. In other words, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" even if it is Al Gore.

John Stossel has done a great video questioning the "Debate on Global Warming is Over and the Consensus is In" folks. Marc Sheppard at AmericanThinker.com has a very concise take on the issue titled Understanding Climategate's Hidden Decline. Definitely worth the read.