Dems Still Trying To Steal Senate Seat In Minnesota

Didn’t I say it would end up just like Washington State in 2004? That is how predictable leftists are. They will always go back to the same, shady, underhanded strategies that their party masters indoctrinated them with.

What happened in Washington State is now happening in Minnesota.

From The Hill:

Democrat Al Franken’s (Minn.) campaign filed a brief with Minnesota’s Board of Canvassers Monday seeking to have the organization in charge of certifying the election include some disqualified provisional and absentee ballots in the vote totals.

“There are, of course, legitimate reasons to reject absentee ballots,” said Franken spokesman Andy Barr in a conference call with reporters. “But it is clear that there are some absentee ballots that have been rejected in error. Those votes should be counted.”

The Franken campaign said they expected their campaign and the Coleman campaign to have an opportunity to present arguments before the board at 1 p.m. tomorrow, but opened the door to a federal challenge to the election results should the board decide against them.

Barr refused to give an exact estimate of how many previously excluded ballots may be added to the tally, but said he believed it to be in the “hundreds.”

Isn’t it amazing how they keep “finding” votes for Al Franken? I wonder how many of those ballots were from people registered by ACORN?

It’s Washington State all over again. I’ll bet they’ll soon start wanting to count votes from dead.

Franken Wants Disqualified Ballots To Count
The Hill
November 17, 2008

Mexican Police Officer Killed Because He Was Armed With A Toy Gun

This comes from the “Well, Duh!” Department.

From KRGV News Channel 5, Harlingen, Texas:

REYNOSA, Mexico – City officials in Reynosa say their police officers need their guns back. The Mexican military took the officers’ guns away last week.

Mexican officials say one of their own was shot when he was trying to stop an armed robber. The officer pulled out a toy gun, since he did not have a real one. The suspect did not give in, and instead he allegedly shot the officer several times.

Reynosa officials say this proves unarmed police are in danger.

This also proves that the gun-control nuts who think that passing laws to disarm everyone will somehow make us all safer, are absolutely wrong. Looks like the Mexican military forgot to take the guns away from the criminals before they took them away from the police.

And how many among us believe that the criminals will voluntarily turn in their firearms just because some leftist politicians passed a law?

As for Reynosa, now that the criminals know the police can’t fight back, do you think the violent crime rate will go up or down? My bet is that it is going to spike upward.

You can access the original story on-line here:

Reynosa Officer Killed After Trying To Use Toy Gun
KRGV Channel 5 News
November 15, 2008

Dr. James Hansen Gets It Wrong Again

Word is slowly getting out about the hoax of man-made global warming. As more legitimate and accurate scientific data gets out to the masses, the global alarmists are resorting to more and more propaganda, half-truths and sometimes outright lies.

Dr. James Hansen is one of those alarmists and his theories are is such a state of decline now that he is pushing bad data to shore up his ever failing reputation.

Christopher Booker at the London Telegraph has this story.

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So, what happened? Why did Dr. Hansen decree it to be the warmest October on record? Because he used bad data. In fact, he recycled old data to make his measurements. He used Russian data from September and inserted it into October.

More:

A GISS spokesman lamely explained that the reason for the error in the Russian figures was that they were obtained from another body, and that GISS did not have resources to exercise proper quality control over the data it was supplied with. This is an astonishing admission: the figures published by Dr Hansen’s institute are not only one of the four data sets that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relies on to promote its case for global warming, but they are the most widely quoted, since they consistently show higher temperatures than the others.

Hmmm. Obviously, the IPCC is more interested in the politics of global warming than they are in the legitimate science.

This isn’t the first time Dr. Hansen has had his claims debunked. His famous “hockey stick” model was shown to be a fraud in 2007 when it was discovered that the satellites taking the temperature readings were improperly calibrated. When the temperatures were adjusted for the proper calibration, it turns out that the hottest years on record were in the 1930’s, not the 1990’s.

If fact, the National Oceanographic and Atmospherics Administration (NOAA) did a better job of getting good data. Note the following map showing that temperature change across the United States was mostly “normal” or showed a cooling trend so far in 2008:

You can access the complete article on-line here:

The World Has Never Seen Such Freezing Heat
Christopher Booker
The London Telegraph
November 16, 2008

And more information on this issue here:

James Hansen’s Boldest Lie To Date
Hennessy’s View
November 10, 2008

Watts Up With That

Climate Audit

The Hypocritcal Violence Of Homosexuals And Lesbians

I’ve posted on this matter before, but the Gay and Lesbian Movement is getting even more violent. So much so, that no one can ignore it any longer.

Both Chuck Norris and Doug Giles have written essays on this topic and I’d like to excerpt both of them for your perusal.

First from Doug Giles at Town Hall:

Can you imagine what would happen if a gang of angry male Christian activists started shouting down and shoving around some nice old lesbian during a religious rally right after ripping her rainbow pride flag from her hands and waffle stomping it?

How much television coverage do you think that spat of stupidity would spawn? What kind of outrage do you think the gays would gin up over such an inexcusable and pathetic act?

I’ll tell you what would happen: We would see an irate Elton John hold a special Candle in the Wind concert on the old lesbian’s behalf, Lance Bass would host a telethon, Ellen would weep, Brad and Angelina would adopt another baby and Rosie would shave the right side of her head again and again until justice was served and those chunks of corn were convicted and sent to prison.

But, we aren’t seeing that happen to the leaders of the violent mob that actually attacked Phyllis Burgess, an elderly Christain woman, in Palm Springs.

And this:

Say some dyed-in-the-wool, belligerent backwoods snake handlers sporting crosses, vicious anti-gay fliers and blarin’ Dueling Banjos on a boom box infiltrated a gay soiree, disrupted the event, disbursed their literature into the crowd, performed some hetero sex acts and then threatened those in attendance? Do you think the gay bloggers would blog it and the MSM report on it and both sectors call for the rednecks’ necks?

But we are not seeing any action being taken against the violent mob of gays and lesbians that committed just such an attack on a Christian Church in Lansing, Michigan.

Where are the people on the left who are constantly preaching “tolerance” for those who have differing viewpoints? Why are these leftists not coming out and denouncing the storm-trooper tactics of their political brothers and sisters?

Because the left is intolerant and has no business whatsoever lecturing anyone else on what tolerance means.

Chuck Norris writes the following:

What’s surprising (or maybe not so) is that, even though 70 percent of African-Americans voted in favor of Proposition 8, protests against black churches are virtually nonexistent. And everyone knows exactly why: Because such actions would be viewed as racist. Yet these opponents of Prop 8 can vehemently protest and shout obscenities in front of Mormon temples, without ever being accused of religious bigotry? There’s a clear double standard in our society. Where are the hate-crime cops when religious conservatives need them?

Of course, activists say they are merely utilizing their political freedoms and rights, but, the fact is, I see a lot of sore losers who are intolerant of any outcome but the one they desire. Some are acting like toddlers who throw a temper tantrum until they get their way. Are they fighting for their rights or at last showing true colors of intolerance against anyone who believes contrary to them?

But here is what is really going through the minds of all those “peaceful” demonstators:

The enraged vehemence and actions being displayed by many Prop 8 opponents are the same underhand tactics bullies use in neighborhoods and school playgrounds. They reflect the ways that mobs conducted themselves in the underworld. They are methods gangs use to control their turf. They are the wiles that the KGB used to suppress their enemies. But this is the United States of America, where voting is supposed to be free from restrictions or repercussions. Revenge or retribution is not the American way. Is militant antagonism and vengeful aggression really the best Americans can offer to other Americans who oppose them?

For those who believe in the hypocritical leanings of the left, militant violence is the only way they know since they seem to have completely rejected civilized discourse.

You can access both columns on-line here:

If Democracy Doesn’t Work, Try Anarchy
Chuck Norris
World Net Daily
November 17, 2008

Radical Homosexuals Trample A Cross, Harass A Granny, Crash A Church, And Threaten Joe The Plumber’s Life
Doug Giles
TownHall.com
November 15, 2008

Three Lies Told By Barack Obama During The Campaign

First: Barack Obama claims that his relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers went no further than Ayers being “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” Well, Bill Ayers himself does not agree with Barack Obama on this.

Rex W. Huppke of the Chicago Tribune has this to say:

In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical William Ayers describes himself as a “family friend” of President-elect Barack Obama …

A “new afterward.” Not an old one, but a new one. Sounds like Ayers was at least a little more than some guy who lived in the Obama’s neighborhood.

Second: Barack Obama claimed that he never knew that the pastor at his church was a racist hate-monger. But back in 2004, he told a different story. According the Cybercast News Service:

[An interview was conducted] on March 27, 2004 by Chicago Sun-Times religion writer Cathleen Falsani for a story on Obama’s faith, but the interview was not released in its entirety until now.

“One of the churches that I became involved in was Trinity United Church of Christ,” Obama said in the interview. “And the pastor there, Jeremiah Wright, became a good friend. So I joined that church and committed myself to Christ in that church.”

Obama began attending the church in 1988 and formally joined Trinity in 1992. Falsani asked, “Do you still attend Trinity?”

Obama answered, “Yep. Every week. 11 o’clock service. Ever been there? Good service.

Anyone care to guess why that interview was put under wraps? Probably because it would have exposed Barack Obama as a race-baiting liar.

Third: The Obama campaign claimed they would move away from lobbyists as he brought “change” to Washington D.C. Well, that promised change was a lie.

One of the people brought on-board by Obama is Mark Gitenstein, a lobbyists who engineered a twelve million dollar contract with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and promoted Boeing and General Dynamics. More recently, he lobbied for AT&T, Merrill Lynch, KPMG and Ernst & Young. (Bailout anyone?)

Look at the other lobbyists Obama is bringing into his fold. According to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

  • Ron Klain – Joe Biden’s chief of staff, had lobbied for Fannie Mae on “regulatory matters” until 2004, when the fraud got uncovered after years of Congressional interference with regulators. Klain also lobbied for companies defending asbestos lawsuits and for ImClone, the drugmaker that faced charges of fraud.
  • John Podesta – The man running Obama’s transition spent the last few years lobbying for the far-Left group Center for American Progress.
  • Patrick Gaspard – Lobbied on health care issues on behalf of the SEIU, now associate personnel director for the transition team

Podesta has an even more interesting tie to lobbying. Bill Clinton enacted a five-year ban on former White House staffers lobbying present and future administrations in order to curtail influence peddling. However, after George Bush won in 2000, Clinton rescinded the order to help his staffers get jobs in the wake of the Republican sweep to victory. The man who helped write the revocation? John Podesta.

Once, Barack Obama spoke against lobbyists. Now, he has surrounded himself with them. And no, I don’t believe he is emulating Jesus who surrounded himslef with sinners in an effort to redeem them. This Obama administration is all about power, not redemption.

You can access the stories on-line here:

Bill Ayers: Barack Obama A ‘Family Friend’
Rex W. Huppke
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2008

Despite Campaign Claim, Obama Told Paper He Attended Trinity Church ‘Every Week’
Fred Lucas
CNSNews.com
November 13, 2008

Lobbyists In Key Positions In Team Obama Transition Team
Ed Morrissey
HotAir.com
November 15, 2008

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