droughtCalifornia’ ‘experts’ have been wasting money on bullet-trains and solar farms, when they should have been building desalinization plants.  But how could they know?  The science and computer models the liberals in politics, the education establishment, and media insist are gospel contradict themselves if they don’t just get it wrong…

So some climate models say that daily precipitation intensity (in California) will increase and others say it will decrease. In other words, the climate science community is clueless about what the future might bring for west coast precipitation.

Some might say that climatologists for the State of California and other west coast states have been hampered by climate science. It’s tough to make recommendations to state and local governments for long-term planning when the climate science community provides them with nothing to work with.

Is California prepared for a drought that lasts multiple decades or even centuries?

The history suggests that this is very possible, and just as likely, and the obvious answer to the question is, Hell no!

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A short policy perspective that gives a definitive answer to the question: Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals?

Prager U

 

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Not that long ago, when given the opportunity to keep hundreds of millions of dollars annually from leaving New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen, Barack Obama’s Senate envoy to New Hampshire, voted to back the plundering pirates from Washington over state and local control…of transportation dollars.

Which party is it that demands a steady increase in taxpayer-tithing to the “Crying Temple for Crumbling Roads and Bridges”?  That would be Democrats.  But given the opportunity to pump hundreds of millions back into the hands of state and local government (year after year) to address transportation infrastructure based on local priorities, Jeanne Shaheen sent a message; she does not trust you with your her money.

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Obama last shred of credibilityAnd these are just a few recent examples.  From Patterico…

We saw recently that Obama is mad about how the feds are handling Ebola:

“It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said of the response, according to people briefed on the meeting. He told aides they needed to get ahead of events and demanded a more hands-on approach, particularly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “He was not satisfied with the response,” a senior official said.

I thought I would review some other stuff he’s been mad about.

He was mad about the IRS Scandal:

Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Obama said.

“It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is, the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity,” the president said.

He was mad about the ObamaCare rollout: Read the whole thing!

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Ebola USMeet President Obama’s Eblola ‘Flack’ jacket.

Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists.

Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies.

His only purpose is to do speeches and interviews so Obama can go back to fundraising and golf.  He is just another policy ‘bodyguard’ who will create another budget, which will be grossly over-funded, wildly mismanaged, and that could never be large enough to meet the task at hand because the task at hand is not defeating or contain Ebola.  The task at hand is containing the damage that Ebola could do to Obama and Democrats.

 

NRO

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ScottBrown4We’ve talked / blogged that we at GraniteGrok keep getting yelled at for not being behind the NH GOP push for Scott Brown.  Look, we just don’t think that he’s the right Republican guy for the job simply because he’s wishy-washy on OUR important issues – and those are not fringe ones but main stream Republican ones.  Simply hearing him proclaim that he’s the “Anti-Shaheen” and the only one that can beat her doesn’t make it – we’ve grown weary of listening to politicians whose words don’t match their actions.  We demand Champions, not second / third / fourth losers.  We have researched his voting records and they simply come up real short.

We also keep getting told that we HAVE to vote for Scott Brown to get rid of Harry Reid as the US Senate Majority Leader.  Read the whole thing!

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Harry Reid ObstructionistThe Democrats always point to the Republican controlled US House of Representatives when they utter the words “Obstructionists!!!”.  In this, they absolutely depend on the LIVs – Low Information Voters whose knowledge of current political events is as deep as the last 30 second sound bite that passes through their right ear and out their Left one.  The Dems absolutely are sure that none of them would actually stop and go “Really”?  If they did, well:

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

 

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CheGuevaraCoolWe see his face on T-shirts all the time (especially on college campuses) as examples of “Communist Chic”.  Viva la Revolucion! Problem is, he words quite pithily sum up the Left’s philosophy and THAT we should never forget:

“We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish socialism, rivers of blood must flow.”

- Che Guevara, Communist / Socialist, Cuban murderer

Unfortunately, our “Liberals” have gone illiberal with respect to true Western Liberalism theory – instead, they drift evermore towards the foundation expressed above.  All one has to do is see how speakers that vary from the political correctness orthodoxy (e.g, Cultural Marxism) are treated on campuses – yelled at, screamed at, disrupted and otherwise not allowed to enjoy Western Liberalism’s pillar of Free Speech (and on what used to be the norm, the display and discussion of varying ideas) if not outright kicked off campus before speaking.  And we see the Militant Gay Agenda in full force against people that disagree with them (e.g., Brendan Eich as just one example).

“This day brings awareness to the negative effects of socialism and what the ultimate goal of socialism is—conformity or death.”

(H/T: Townhall)

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“In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.”

“…may be overlooking the possibility that he has different priorities than the protection of the American people and America’s interests as a nation

To recap: Erick Erickson’s Obama theorem:

  1. The world will be more safe if the United States is less safe.
  2. The world will be more stable if the United States is less stable.
  3. Act against one and two only when polling demands it and only then in a way that does not actually undermine one and two.

Professor Thomas Sowell (Ph.D Economics), a well respected economist and political commentator (e.g., not someone given to wild antics)  goes into a bit more depth using this worldwide scare of Ebola that we now find ourselves (reformatted, emphasis mine):

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans — about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves.There was a time when an outbreak of a deadly disease overseas would bring virtually unanimous agreement that our top priority should be to keep it overseas. Yet Barack Obama has refused to bar entry to the United States by people from countries where the Ebola epidemic rages, as Britain has done. Read the whole thing!

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Keen State College, one home of the out-of-state non-resident Democrat vote machine, practices left-wing, anti-globalist tactics, then does it again.

While the afternoon portion of the Keene Pumpkin Festival was going on downtown on Main Street, Winchester Court became the gathering place for hundreds of KSC students and their friends.

See also: out-of-state tuition paying non-resident vote-thieves trash part of Keene New Hampshire.

Later Saturday night they rehearsed their mob tactics again.  At least 30 people were injured, and there are reports of property damage.

Keene State College liberal Professors, the left wing intelligentsia, nor are any group of mad moms is expected to petition for legislative action banning pumpkins, pumpkin festivals, college, or college parties.

Union Leader

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GrokTALK! is on iHeart RadioWe offer several ways for you to listen to GrokTALK!, but we appear to have been under-promoting our association with iHeart Radio, and we’d like your help.

Please follow this link to the iHeart Radio page for GrokTALK! (it comes up as the Steve MacDonald show – long story but I never figured out how to change that), and click play.  There are several recent segments and episodes listed so feel free to listen or just let it play through them while you attend to other tasks online.

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Hassan Budget MONkEYs

Hassan Budget MONkEYs

Charlie Arlinghaus

Instead, right now – before the election – everyone who wants to help control the budget and our current spending problem should tell us their target for spending. Last fiscal year was $5 billion. Do you intend to increase that amount? Will the current tax rates support any increase or do you have plans for additional revenue? During an election, we ought to know what’s planned.

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Contrast and compare….

I think people have a Second Amendment right to own weapons and defend themselves and understand that people enjoy the recreation of hunting, and so I think it’s really important as we respect that right to also think about ways consistent with the Second Amendment rights where we can make our communities safer,” she said.

Do not believe for a moment that progressives and other leftists hate guns.  What they hate is guns in the hands of those who will not march in lockstep with their ideology.  They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves, refuse to comply, and eventually will have to be scheduled for a bullet behind the ear.” – Stanislav Mishin

Any questions?

Any questions?

 

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Sure feels like we’ve been Mickey Moused….Ebola-Response-copy

(H/T: Powerline)

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Expired:

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Gosh, maybe there WAS a reason why Seattle raised their minimum wage – but doubt that will help much

 

 

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I also brought this up during GrokTALK! this morning:

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Four Tweets to do a COMPLETE Flaying and dismembership of “Obama-ism.  This will be a classic for quite some time to come:

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Marines Cross PendletonThere is no “tolerance” in the militant gay movement – there can only be acceptance (even if forced). President Obama’s Obamacare Mandate is forcing Christian companies to provide abortifaciants in their healthcare policies against their religious beliefs and conscious – this is Tyranny in which Government decides what thought is allowed – and what is not.  Christian small business owners are forced to participate in “religious” ceremonies that they consider sinful – with fines and threats of literal “re-education”.  This is the Land of the Free under the force of Diversity?

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Obama's Abortion Jobs Economy

When You Make A “Mistake”…We’ve Got You Covered

The base reference was here: Oh Goody – Obama wants to import Ebola diseased illegal immigrants (and have us pay for them?) that I put up last night.  This morning I ran across this post from Erick Erickson at RedState that explains it – and a lot of other actions as well:

Remember My Obama Theorem to Understand the President’s Handling of Ebola

So many of you seem confused and confounded by what President Obama is doing. You really just need to remember my theorem about Barack Obama to understand him.

  1. The world will be more safe if the United States is less safe.
  2. The world will be more stable if the United States is less stable.
  3. Act against one and two only when polling demands it and only then in a way that does not actually undermine one and two.

President Obama entire Presidency can be explained by this theorem.

Now you can

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Senate Democrats A Laughing Stock In 2014

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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Washington Free Beacon In Montana, Senator John Walsh bowed out after he was exposed as a plagiarist. His replacement: avowed “punktuator” and socialist Amanda Curtis. In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes won’t reveal her presidential vote, citing—I am not making this up—the constitutional right to privacy (maybe what she had in mind was her Fifth Amendment […]

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Spit Out Your Coffee Funny “Obama Ebola Response Team Photo”?

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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How about this Truth to power picture of the Obama Ebola response team? *Almost spits out coffee laughing* pic.twitter.com/WPeh6BVS1i — Elissa Roberson (@ElissaRoberson) October 17, 2014

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Shaheen’s Private Sector Experience Imitates Her Political Experience

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen’s entire political career stands on the idea of using government to rob people so she can benefit “professionally’ so this kind of makes sense. Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. […]

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The Monopoly of Education

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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    The most urgent necessity is not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education.  All monopoles are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of educations. -Frederic Bastiat          

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GrokTALK! Oct. 18th, 2014 – Who’s Got The Energy?

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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It’s another great show, with lots of energy on the topic of energy.  Susan Olsen, Steve Kenda, Jane Cormier, and NH House candidate Robert Forsythe join us as we talk about Democrat opposition to the Keystone pipeline, energy and electricity policy and how screwed we are, Ebola–incompetence or intent, Irish Reparations (that’s a joke), Detroit, […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for Oct 18th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! Steve Kenda joins us to talk about energy. Jane Cormier gives us our first interview since the primary. And NH House candidate Robert Forsythe joins us as well. We’ll also have this weeks Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, A roundtable discussion of the weeks events, and the usual fun and games. If you […]

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Blogline of the Day – not the watchdogs you are looking for…

by Skip October 17, 2014

Actually, I’m clearing out some older posts that have accumulated – but this from Jim Treacher still fits: “Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats.” Indeed; Democrats with bylines.

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Oh Goody – Obama wants to import Ebola diseased illegal immigrants (and have us pay for them?)

by Skip October 17, 2014

Seriously?  Oh sure, just send Air Force One – he can use the backup one for a bit.  Sheesh, every time I think that we have reached the limits of lunacy, something else pops up.  So, US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Congressman Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Congressman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), what think you of your […]

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Socialist Freedom Party – Only YOU ALL should pay that hourly rate (we pay less)

by Skip October 17, 2014

Seattle just raised its minimum wage to $15 / hour and that also include small biz – the Mom & Pop type operations – as well as the big ones.  One of the biggest yellers at the time was the Socialist Freedom Party that was jumping up and down demanding others pay more for goods […]

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This Week on GrokTALK! Saturday Oct 18th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2014
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Steve Kenda joins us to talk about energy.  Jane Cormier gives us our first interview since the primary.  And NH House candidate Robert Forsythe joins us as well.  Plus the local and national news of the day, this weeks Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and a whole lot more. Join us here, at 9 am, Saturday October […]

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