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Thursday

NPR: Having That Extra Child Could Cause “Climate Trauma”

NPR, which receives approximately 14% of it’s funding directly from money the government takes from taxpayers (probably more, since 12% comes from universities, which receive lots of taxpayer funding), has finally chimed in on the “study” that says people should have one less child. 

Again, what, exactly, constitutes “fewer children”? If you were going to only have two, does that mean just one? If you wanted a big family, 5 or six, does that mean 4 or 5? And will the people at NPR follow through in their own lives on these four recommendations? 

Nicholas says they also found that worldwide, many government resources on climate change did not focus on the top lifestyle changes in order to reduce carbon emissions. 

“Something really important we found is that most government recommendations weren’t really talking about what makes the biggest difference, and they weren’t qualifying how big of a difference it made,” Nicholas tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep. 

Is it really the government’s place to do that? Should the Government really be telling people to do these things? Especially since the Government uses vast amounts of fossil fuels themselves? In Warmist world, yes. In fact, in Warmist world the Government should be forcing Other People to give up their cars, eat a vegetarian diet, almost never fly, and have few children. Climate change is a political movement, not a scientific one.   Read more.....

Wednesday

USA Today Gripes: Too Many White Males in Dunkirk

The cultural Marxists at USA Today may have reached the final extreme of self-parody in an otherwise positive review of the movie Dunkirk: 
The fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way. 
This is a historical movie about the evacuation of British troops from France in WWII. The people involved were white males. 

Suggesting that they should be played by blacks for purposes of diversity is like saying that some of the dogs in 101 Dalmatians should have been played by cats. USA Today gives the movie 3 1/2 stars. It could have received four by taking advice from James Delingpole:

It might have provided valuable comic relief if Amy Schumer or Rebel Wilson – or perhaps even both – had been cast as, say, two brilliant battlefield surgeons who insisted on staying behind with the troops when all their male counterparts had fled. Also, it would definitely have added a new dimension had James Earl Jones been cast as the salty old Royal Naval officer called out of retirement for one last trip across the English Channel, or if Ice T and Snoop Dogg had been given the role of two aging rappers who parachute from a Dakota to administer weed to the desperate troops, or if Oprah appeared in a cameo as Queen Mary welcoming the returning troops after their desperate voyage. 

Liberals regard the triumph of their ideology as historically inevitable. If they are right, future generations will learn from the movies that Monty was a Muslim of Somali heritage and Patton was a transsexual illegal immigrant from Guatemala. At least Rommel will stay white.   Read more.....

Trump, Made in America

‘All hat and no cattle’ is an old expression often applied to someone who is full of hot air. Such a person may loudly brag (big hat), but lacks accomplishments (cattle) to back up the braggadocio. In the case of president Trump, he was given a gift of a custom-made cowboy hat called “El Presidente.” The hat fits and he’s wearing it because he has already accomplished a great deal only six months into his administration. A pipeline deal, appointing a Supreme Court justice, bringing jobs back to America and better trade deals starting with the cancellation of TPP. He pulled out of the Paris Accord because it wasn’t in America’s best interest. He has humiliated the Deep State fake news media—particularly CNN. He’s an ‘America First’ president, and that’s refreshing. 

More progress needs to be made. Plans for the wall are underway, but we also need to end Obama care. Not modify it or replace it, but rather get rid of government interference in health care altogether. Let people again choose (or not choose) to buy their own insurance. Returning health care to the free market and private sector is the only way to open up competition and drive down prices.   Read more.....

Tuesday

Murder on the Temple Mount

The July 21 1951 news report in the Guardian: 

King Abdullah of Jordan was assassinated by an Arab yesterday at the entrance to the El Aqsa Mosque, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The assassin, who had hidden behind the main gate of the mosque, shot at close range and was himself immediately shot dead by the King's bodyguard. 

The King, who was 69, died instantly. His elder son, the Emir Talal, is undergoing medical treatment abroad, and in his absence the younger son, Prince Naif, took the oath of allegiance as Regent at a meeting of the Council of Ministers. The King's body was flown to the capital, Amman, and will be buried in the Royal Cemetery on Monday. A state of emergency has been proclaimed throughout the country. 

The assassin is reported to have been identified as Mustafa Shukri Ashshu, a 21-year-old tailor in the Old City. During the Arab-Jewish war he was a member of the "dynamite squad" attached to the Arab irregular forces which were associated with the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem and became bitter enemies of Abdullah. Information was received at the Jordan Legation in London last night that several men were concerned in the crime.   Read more.....