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I am certain this makes sense because so many smart people, most of whom have degrees in science – wiccan science – are on board with it, but NPR is reporting that a very recently concluded study of the oceans shows that they have not exactly “warmed” in the past five years.

In fact, 80 percent to 90 percent of global warming involves heating up ocean waters. They hold much more heat than the atmosphere can. So Willis has been studying the ocean with a fleet of robotic instruments called the Argo system. The buoys can dive 3,000 feet down and measure ocean temperature. Since the system was fully deployed in 2003, it has recorded no warming of the global oceans.

“There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant,” Willis says…

Leaving aside the fact that NPR – god love’em – is compelled to frame this news in terms of what “global warming involves,” objective readers will be hard pressed to conclude anything other than that ‘global warming’ is going the way of blood-letting as far as hard science goes. So when we are confronted with flat-Earth ideologists who persist in trying to sell the global warming scam, it might be most appropriate to reply, “Groovy, dude,” or even “How now, Sirrah!”

Next time someone tells you that the reason you don’t have to rely on yourself to defend yourself, remember this story from the LA Times

If the attackers had used a knife, baseball bat, or picked up a fire poker from the fireplace once inside, the result would be the same. The police arrive just minutes after the call, but when seconds count, your life will depend on how you will be able to defend yourself. This woman probably would not have been able to defend herself from two men armed with anything without having a firearm to protect herself. And while others may doubt it, I do not doubt that part of the reason for criminals brazenly breaking into homes is because they know the people in CA probably do not have guns (it is very difficult in CA to get a concealed carry permit).

Please note: This is not to say that the police did not do an excellent job here as far as they could. You cannot expect a police officer within seconds of every house in the country. Their professionalism in this case is exemplary, but barring Superman becoming a police officer, they will never be quick enough in cases like this.

The big trouble I have with Obama is the company he keeps, and the fact that he appears to despise his mother and her family. He writes a book called “Dreams from My Father”, his mother raised him, his father abandoned him. We see his African grandmother denouncing those who oppose him, but his European grandmother is nowhere to be found. Obama may very well need to be mending fences in his own family; all this while the left sees him as our cultural messiah who can heal the racial divide.

To me he remains largely an unknown with a few very disturbing glimpses into the world he lives in. Given his association with the likes of Wright and a former terrorists in the Weathermen, makes me worry. The anger of his wife towards whites as seen in Michelle Obama’s thesis is disturbing; the thesis shows a woman who is near obsessed with race. I begin to wonder what Mr Hope-and-Change is hoping for, and, will we be all stuck with a wooden nickel if he is elected President?

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The candidacy of Barack Obama has spurred a growing dialogue within the African American pastoral community. Not everyone is entirely on board with the presidential candidate, and some are borderline critical.

This relatively non-partisan February sermon by Dr. James David Manning of ATLAH World Ministries in Harlem covers a wide range of issues, both religious and secular, and sheds light on matters which may or may not resonate with all voters but may draw interest from opposition campaign teams. Some of the criticism could be considered constructive other remarks are rather pointed.

It’s mostly safe for work, depending on where you work.

It appears that the Supreme court will clarify one of its earlier rulings. The all important swing vote on the court, spoke as follows …

Kennedy said that in his view, the amendment says “there is a general right to bear arms, quite without reference to a militia.

One good thing the current US President did was pick a couple of improvements for the SCOTUS. In Heller v. DC the case of U.S. v. Miller will be superseded. Miller has been the basis for many of the gun bans enacted, including the one in DC. The court in Miller erred; it attempted legal jujitsu and stumbled.

A reading of the decision in Miller shows the innate mendacity of the left in its quest to ban the public from owning arms. Justice McReynolds repeatedly stated in Miller that the individual had a right to keep and bear arms. Despite his efforts, this case has been a bane upon the country and has only caused misery for lawful gun owners. The gun bans enacted under the umbrella of Miller, directly impact an individual’s inherent, natural right to self defense. Many despots in other countries enacted gun bans because such bans enable despots to terrorize the populace under their regimes. All of these bans where enacted under the banner of public safety and order. If this sounds familiar it should as these are the tactics of the left in America the past 80 years.

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Well you should have because it was IEATAPETA Day, “the day when we piss off the hypocrites at PETA who have the highest kill-rate out of any animal shelter in Virginia.”

Haha, thanks Ed. I was covered because I eat one just about every day of the year.

This article in the local paper of record reminds why the U.S. Supreme Court is about to provide the hottest popular discussion of judicial issues in years:

So hot, that court administrators already have agreed to release audiotapes of the seminal Second Amendment case, practically the moment the justices adjourn after what promises to be a lively debate about what the Founding Fathers were thinking more than 200 years ago with respect to the rights of individual Americans to possess firearms.

A lot of people who don’t follow the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on a regular basis will be paying extraordinarily close attention to DC v Heller because the Court’s decision will have an impact on firearms laws throughout the country. If you live in Virginia, you are mighty interested in whether you can accidentally take a wrong turn off the GW Parkway with a gun in the car and not commit a felony. If you live in DC or New Jersey or a number of other states, you are interested in whether you might eventually be allowed to defend yourself with the same level of force the criminals have.

The NRA and other 2nd Amendment advocacy organizations will be promoting the news on this issue heavily, which will resonate around the country.

But perhaps the most immediate beneficiary of the controversy which begins next week will be John McCain, the Republican nominee for president. Because no matter how or whether the Supreme Court rules, voters will be reminded of the Supreme Court’s significance.

By extension, they will be reminded of the president’s significance in offering Supreme Court nominations in the case of vacancies, which could very well be two during the next president’s term in office.

As friend and NVTH visitor G. Stone reminded me, if you are thinking of working against McCain, be sure to think about the types of Supreme Court justices a President Obama or Clinton would offer up. Although McCain is not the best public official on the 2nd Amendment by a long shot (a refrain that would apply to him on a large number of issues) he is head and shoulders above the two Democrats.

This advice is what influenced me to mostly shut up about the presidential election this year and lay off my budding Lou Dobbs hagiography. In my case, “supporting John McCain” means “not running John McCain into the ground at every possible chance,” so the SCOTUS issue made me a “supporter.” Plus providing occasional links like this.

And obviously, on a host of other vital issues that could come up before the Supreme Court, among this troika of presidential candidates the best hope for nominating good judges – however dubious it may be – is definitely John McCain.

If the McCain camp is smart, they will be publicizing the heck out of the Supreme Court’s DC v Heller proceedings and all related media stories beginning approximately now.