Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stefano Barone

Imelda May & Jeff Beck

Friday, March 18, 2011

Higginbottom Dodging and Dancing

"Heather A. Higginbottom, the Obama administration's nominee for Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, faced a tough interrogation yesterday from Ranking committee member and Alabama senator Jeff Sessions during a hearing with the Senate Budget committee." See-  Heather Higginbottom's Socialist Connection 
"Note: Ms. Higginbottom, a former advisor for Obama's presidential campaign, has no formal budget training or experience."

Bold Prediction

"Former USGS Geologist Jim Berkland predicts major California quake this month...Berkland has been known to predict quakes, his best being the 'World Series' quake in the 80s in the San Francisco Bay area. Berkland even had a bet with a news publication that it would actually happen.

"Berkland is now back with his strongest prediction since the 80s on what he is calling a major earthquake to strike California with a window between March 19th and 26th.

"The geologist says that 'moon proximity' and 'fish deaths and beachings are signs of massive earthquakes.

"Jim has been on Fox News, KFI, and many other networks voicing this warning to everyone that is listening to it. While USGS states quakes are not predictable, Berkland disagrees.

"On March 19, Earth’s satellite will be at its closest point to our planet in 18 years -- a mere 356,577 kilometers away. The event -- also called a lunar perigee -- was dubbed a "supermoon" by astrologer Richard Nolle back in the 1970s. The term is used to describe a new or full moon at 90% or more of its closest orbit to Earth. Next week, it will be at 100%.

"Nolle is responsible for coining the upcoming event, and he’s also responsible for the latest buzz sweeping the Internet about how the supermoon will affect the planet. On his website Astropro, Nolle warns Earth’s inhabitants to prepare themselves during the “supermoon risk window,” which ranges from March 16 – 22. During this time, Nolle claims there will be an increase in supreme tidal surges, magnitude 5 or higher earthquakes, and even volcanic activity. [...]"

UPDATE: California-so far, so good

No Fly Zone

Rebels Shoot Down One of Gaddafi’s Fighter Jets

"Now that the U.N. is all gung ho to set up the “no-fly zone” over Libya . . . are we sure these ragtag blue-jean-clad cigarette-puffing jihadis can tell a Libyan jet from a French (or US) jet?" (via Weasel Zippers)( HT: Michael Yon on FaceBook)   ...Good question

Update: BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A warplane was shot down on Saturday over the Libyan city of Benghazi and an opposition activist said it was a rebel fighter jet hit by accident.

Azeldin al-Sharif, an opposition activist, said rebel forces had brought the plane down by mistake over the city of Benghazi.

The city came under attack from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on Saturday, including air strikes by planes loyal to the government.

"The fighter jet that was brought down this morning, was a revolutionary fighter jet and was hit by mistake. There is no communication on the ground," said Sharif, head of the British-Libyan Solidarity Campaign.

Earlier, Reuters correspondent Angus MacSwan described seeing the warplane come down.

"I saw the plane circle around, come out of the clouds, head toward an apparent target, and then it was hit and went straight down in flames and a huge billow of black smoke went up," he said.
(See video here)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Danny Boy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Green Economics Costing Jobs

Monday, March 14, 2011

Teachers Union Leader "Trying to Learn" From The Socialists

How Immigration Addresses World Poverty

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Before and After Pictures of Japan

Prayers are in order.

Drilling Delays "Ridiculous"...

...says Bill Clinton.

(Darren Goode) - Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited.

But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism of delays in permitting offshore since last year’s Gulf of Mexico spill.

“Bush said all the things you’d expect him to say” on oil and gas issues, said Jim Noe, senior vice president at Hercules Offshore and executive director of the pro-drilling Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition. But Clinton added, “You’d be surprised to know that I agree with all that,” according to Noe and others in the room.

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

“That was the most surprising thing they said,” Noe said.

The two former presidents both generally agreed on the need to get offshore drilling workers back on the job.

Clinton and Bush also agreed on the need for more domestic shale gas production, with Clinton noting that it has been done safely for years in his home state of Arkansas.

Bush — who referred to oil and gas in the discussion as “hydrocarbons” — described the anti-hydrocarbon sentiment in Washington as “dangerous.” He said while there is a need to develop new energy technologies, “we have to be prosperous in order to afford those technologies and, in order to be prosperous, we need to drill,” according to Noe. (Read more:)

Crash Course On Public Sector Unions