Conservative Bastion
The only blog that can factually claim to shift the Bell Curve, along with the hearts & minds of America, to the right.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Global Warming Suffocates Canada


The arctic deep freeze trapping Calgary is on track to break a 110-year-old weather record today, but the bitter cold is expected to ease in the coming days.

With a forecast low of -31C today, Calgary could break the -27C record set on this day in 1896.

But factoring in the wind chill, it will feel even colder to people who have to brave the elements, said Environment Canada meteorologist Ross Macdonald.


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Monday, November 27, 2006
Global Warming Flip Flops
Last year, global warming wanted to cause hurricanes. This year, global warming (GW) has had a change of heart. I’m not yet sure what GW’s future plans are, but one thing is apparent: his strategy has changed – at least temporarily. Scientists aren’t sure if GW is on vacation, tired, or just fickle, but the hurricane numbers in 2006 are decisively down.

It was not the hurricane season we expected, thank you.

With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade.

Barring a last-second surprise from the tropics, the season will end Thursday with nine named storms, and only five of those hurricanes. This year is the first season since 1997 that only one storm nudged its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

Where do I start? Scientists can’t predict anywhere close to the number of hurricanes in one year, but we are supposed to believe that they can predict the climate trends for decades to come?

Here’s more from the article explaining why there was a drop in hurricane:

Storms were starved for fuel after ingesting masses of dry Saharan dust and air over the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists say the storm-snuffing dust was more abundant than usual this year.

In the season's peak, storms were curving right like errant field goals. High pressure that normally hunkers near Bermuda shifted far eastward, and five storms rode the clockwise winds away from Florida.

Finally, a rapidly growing El Nino, a warming of water over the tropical Pacific Ocean, shifted winds high in the atmosphere southward. The winds left developing storms disheveled and unable to become organized.

As they say about the stock market: Past results are no indication of future performance.

I apologize for my skepticism, but there are too many variables and unknowns to make predictions for the climate change for the 21st century. We can’t predict weather for the next month and we can’t predict the number of hurricanes for the next year. How could you trust the prediction for the next 50 years? I’m sorry, but if you believe in global warming…I laugh at you.

Here is a visual aid...

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Thursday, November 23, 2006
True Fascism…AGAIN
For all those who call Bush a fascist

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has died in hospital after being poisoned.

A spokesman for University College Hospital said the ex-KGB agent has died after his condition had been deteriorating throughout the day.

The Metropolitan Police are investigating his death as "an unexplained death".

Mr Litvinenko's supporters have accused the Russian government of poisoning the 43-year-old, who had been given asylum and citizenship in Britain after fleeing Russia.

They said he was killed because he was investigating the murder last month of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot dead near her Moscow apartment.

This is only half of it. Apparently, there is another reason the Kremlin would want Litvinenko dead…

He was referring to allegations he made in a book, The FSB Blows up Russia, which accuses the Russian security services of causing a series of apartment block explosions in Moscow in 1999 that helped to propel Mr Putin into the presidency.

Basically, this guy was doing what the guys at Loose Change tried to do. However, there is a stark difference between what happened to the Loose Change kids and what happened to Litvinenko. One is dead, and the others are national celebrities. Wake up to reality please.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006
Dean Compared to Rumsfeld

As much as James Carville annoys me, he knows what he’s talking about. He recently commented on Democratic party chairman Howard Dean:

“I would describe his leadership as Rumsfeldian in its incompetence,” one strategist, James Carville, said of Mr. Dean.

Wow. This is coming from a Democrat here. A Democrat comparing someone to Donald Rumsfeld is like a Republican comparing someone to Osama bin Laden. So why is Carville so upset?

…Mr. Dean wasted an opportunity to make historic gains by refusing to take resources out of his effort to build up parties in all 50 states and put them into Congressional races.

…Republicans held 14 seats by a single percentage point and…a small investment by Mr. Dean could have put Democrats into a commanding position for the rest of the decade.

“There was a missed opportunity here,” he said. “I’ve sat down with Republican pollsters to discuss this race: They believe we left 10 to 20 seats on the table.”

Those dumb Republicans. Pure incompetence. Thankfully, Dean, if Carville is to be believed, appears to be just as dumb and incompetent. To be fair to Dean, the Dems should have taken over the country in 2004. So it isn’t just Dean that is dropping the ball. One could argue that Terry McAuliffe (Democratic chairman 2001-2005) was less successful against the Republicans and therefore less capable than Dean. I would argue that Dean is worse for the Dems, but that Republicans are in a freefall in terms of their own capability. In other words, Dean was/is in the right place at the right time, and the leadership in both parties is lacking.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Kanye West is a Retard

Rap star Kanye West was named Best Hip Hop artist, but still came off as a sore loser at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

West apparently was so disappointed at not winning for Best Video that he crashed the stage Thursday in Copenhagen when the award was being presented to Justice and Simian for "We Are Your Friends."

In a tirade riddled with expletives, West said he should have won the prize for his video "Touch The Sky," because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons."

"If I don't win, the awards show loses credibility," West said.

The jester really is good at making us laugh.
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Those Dumb Republicans: Part II
Abramoff update:
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections of federal prosecutors who say they still need his help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.

Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators."

There is so much going on here I don't know where to start.

You mean to tell me that there were/are six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators and the GOP could not expose them in the months and weeks leading up to the election? Talk about inept and poor leadership (or dumb if you prefer). Had this come out in October, we would still have a Republican majority in the Senate.

Assuming this is true (for arguments sake), it will be interesting to see how Democrats treat this apparent "culture of corruption". Will they aggressively investigate and prosecute their own? Or will they turn a blind eye on the scandal?

Let's hope all the bad politicians get what is coming to them regardless of party affiliation...and soon.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006
Those Stupid Republicans

The Republicans lost control of both houses of congress last week for two reasons: Iraq and Katrina. What disturbs me both these issues could be seen from a mile away. I – a self-proclaimed political novice – knew what the Republicans had to do to retain power in this year’s elections. I knew since the end of 2005.

I knew that something had to be done about Iraq. Had Iraq seen improvements throughout the summer and early fall of this year, last week’s debacle would not have occurred.

I knew that the destruction of New Orleans was a problem that would hurt the Republicans (apparently they knew too...which is why they unloaded billions of dollars into the region).

I also knew that these two issues would be hard to fix overnight and that other action would be needed to get the public eye off these issues and onto issues that favored Republicans.

I am not saying this to brag. I am saying it to show how DUMB the Republicans are. If I knew what would happen, surely the Republican leadership knew. So why didn't they do anything? I don’t have an answer to that. Hindsight is 20/20, but here is what they should have done.

  1. Explain the Katrina situation

Katrina, as stupid as it seems to me, was a real thorn in the side of the Republicans. Democrats were able to turn a natural disaster into a failure of the Republican Party. What the Republicans should have done is explain that a hurricane is unstoppable force of nature. They should have also explained that the failure of the New Orleans populace to remove itself from a disaster zone is more of a reflection on the people of that city rather than a reflection of political leadership. Instead the Republicans threw money at the problem, seemingly out of guilt. They should have also made it clear that the Federal government would not endorse rebuilding below sea level in New Orleans. Not only is it a common sense approach, but it acknowledges the fundamental mistake made in the whole Katrina mess. That mistake isn’t FEMA’s lack of preparation for a flood in New Orleans. It is building a huge city below sea level and next to the ocean.

  1. Do something about Iraq

Iraq is the main reason Republicans suffered huge losses in last weeks elections. The Republicans should have done something to help better explain their position on the invasion of Iraq and their plan to pacify the violence there. The first thing they should have done is find the source of violence in Iraq. Is the violence caused by foreign fighters? Is it hatred between the Sunni and Shia? Is it gangs motivated by money? In order to achieve true peace in Iraq, this question must be answered.

For instance, if the main source of violence in Iraq comes from gangs, then education, an improved Iraqi economy, and keeping building infrastructure should be the main goals in Iraq.

If the violence is perpetrated by foreign fighters, the main objective of US forces should be to secure the Iraqi border.

If the problem is due to religious differences, then we should consider forcibly segregating the Sunni and Shia.

The Republicans in the House and Senate should have asked this question, answered it, explained their answer, and executed a plan to improve the situation in Iraq according to their answer a long time ago. They didn’t, and that is why they lost.

  1. Do something about anything

Welfare reform, tax reform, Social Security reform, ending the death tax, ending the capitol gains tax, making the tax cuts permanent, and/or immigration reform. There was a litany of issues that the Republicans could have tackled. They did nothing, and paid the price. Normally I don’t mind a do-nothing congress, but when the Reps saw that they were poised to take a huge loss in the elections, they should have come together to get something done. It’s politics 101. If there is something bad on your record that is holding you back (Iraq and Katrina), do something that will distract from that negative. Passing some sort of reform is the perfect way to do that. Instead, the Republicans argued about immigration for the whole summer and did nothing.


The 2006 “thumping” was a result of poor leadership in the Republican Party. The Democrats did not win because of their ideas. They won because of Republican ineptitude. Good riddance.

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The Jester Speaks Out

Proof we should laugh at entertainers who try to talk about politics.

Sir Elton John wants religion banned completely -- because he believes it promotes hatred of gays.

I think we should ban gays because they don’t respect religious freedom. What a moron.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Pray for a Miracle
I'm going to sleep expecting Democratic majorities in both houses of congress. God help us.
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Monday, November 06, 2006
Judgment Day for Republicans
It doesn't look good. There is no reason to lie or pretend Republicans can hold on to both houses. It would be nice if the Republicans could pull off at least a tie in the Senate, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Sunday, November 05, 2006
The Party of the Uneducated

This is from the WSJ op-ed page a couples weeks back.

The most recent evidence on this subject comes from the mid-1990s, in the University of Michigan's National Election Studies. These survey data uncover two facts. First, people who go to college are more likely to vote Republican than those who don't go to college. Adults 25 and under from Republican homes are, for example, 11 percentage points more likely to vote Republican if they attended college than if they didn't. And young adults from Democratic households are 11 percentage points less likely to vote Democrat if they've gone to college than if not.

Second, nearly everybody grows more likely to vote Republican as they age--but especially college graduates. It is no shock that the vast majority of people of all educational backgrounds from Republican homes vote Republican by age 40. It may come as more of a surprise that 40-year-olds with Democrat parents are far less likely to vote Democrat if they've gone to college than if they haven't. In fact, while three-quarters of the uneducated group still vote Democrat, the odds are only about 50-50 that the college graduates vote this way. And they've not all become skeptical political independents: Fully a third are registered Republicans.

It is ironic that Democrats are much more likely to support subsidizing college education, yet it appears the Republicans have much more to gain by it. We need more college graduates.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
John Kerry is Dumb
How did Kerry lose in 2004? I think that question has been answered in the last couple days...

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