She’s definitely her mother’s daughter

March 19, 2012

Bristol Palin writes an open letter to President Obama in the wake of his crying crocodile tears of sympathy for progressive women who get called mean names: “Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung.  Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family.  He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.”  (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you.  After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager.  That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you.  Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women.  You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.

Three points, nothing but net.

via Charlie Martin

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Is it just me, or are Global-Warming cultists kind of scary?

March 19, 2012

They laughed me in Vienna, the fools!

You see, to save the Earth and propitiate Gaea, we must re-engineer humanity itself!

Your paper also discusses the use of human engineering to make humans smaller. Why would this be a powerful technique in the fight against climate change?

Liao (1): Well one of the things that we noticed is that human ecological footprints are partly correlated with size. Each kilogram of body mass requires a certain amount of food and nutrients and so, other things being equal, the larger person is the more food and energy they are going to soak up over the course of a lifetime. There are also other, less obvious ways in which larger people consume more energy than smaller people—for example a car uses more fuel per mile to carry a heavier person, more fabric is needed to clothe larger people, and heavier people wear out shoes, carpets and furniture at a quicker rate than lighter people, and so on.

And so size reduction could be one way to reduce a person’s ecological footprint. For instance if you reduce the average U.S. height by just 15cm, you could reduce body mass by 21% for men and 25% for women, with a corresponding reduction in metabolic rates by some 15% to 18%, because less tissue means lower energy and nutrient needs.

Yes, to fight dangerous man-caused climate change (a problem that does not exist), we must all become Keebler Elves.

And that ain’t all, folks! Mr. Liao also discusses creating medicines to make us allergic to red meat, so we won’t… “produce as much methane.”

It’s to save the Earth, you see. And, naturally, this will require world government! Lead, of course, by our intellectual betters, who will still get to fly around to conferences in big CO2-belching jets.

Just lie back and think of Gaea. It will all be over, soon.

via WUWT, where you can read other jaw-dropping highlights.

Footnote:
(1) Dr. Liao is a professor of Philosophy and Bioethics at New York University.  If that rings a bell, it’s because we’ve encountered bioethicists before. I’m beginning to think their use of the word “ethics” is particularly Orwellian.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


I’m not sure if this ad makes me want to buy a Prius

March 19, 2012

But it does leave me wanting to do something to the people who made it. Something bad.

I hold out a vague hope that some high honcho, somewhere in the vast corporate behemoth that is Toyota, looked at this, turned to their marketing guy, and asked “WTF were you thinking??”

via @KevD through Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt