Friday, April 24, 2009

Did Kansas City Royals "LIE" to media-or are they allowed to protect their business?, 4/24/09: "There is something wrong with Royals closer Joakim Soria after all.
  • Manager Trey Hillman said on Friday that Soria is expected to miss at least the next three to five days because of tightness behind his right shoulder.

"There is a problem but it's not a DL situation," Hillman said. "He doesn't have any structural damage but he does have a tight right shoulder on the back side. We're looking at a minimum of three to five days."

  • not appearing in a game for eight straight days.

He returned on Wednesday night to post a save at Cleveland but apparently felt stiffness on Thursday.

  • General manager Dayton Moore said the stiffness came to the Royals' attention last Saturday at Texas while Soria was warming up as a potential replacement for Zack Greinke who finished the game.

Hillman said he'd kept Soria's situation under wraps until now


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cooling of Global Warming Hysteria

"The latest Rasmussen poll reports that the lowest number of voters ever polled -- one-in-three -- believe that global warming is caused by human activity. That’s an astonishing figure, especially considering the all-out green
  • propaganda assault the mainstream media (MSM) exposes the public to on a daily basis.
After all, it’s become nearly impossible to open a magazine, unfold a newspaper or turn on the television without being scolded about the selfishness of your energy consumption and the damage your unworthy existence does to the planet. And yet, Friday’s Rasmussen found that forty-eight percent of all likely voters attribute climate change to long-term planetary trends, not their so-called carbon-footprint. That’s up 4% in less than three months.
So despite a MSM that spoon feeds its audience the latest alarmist crap about how manmade CO2 kills polar bears, threatens coastal cities and islands, incubates all manner of pestilence and so on and so on,
Speaking at last month’s 2nd Annual International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC), a gathering of over 700 scientists, economists, and policy makers that the MSM either completely ignored or debased as the “denier’s conference,” James Taylor explained why. The Heartland Institute senior fellow credited talk radio, cable television, the internet, and blogs with providing information to the American public
I couldn’t agree more. What’s more, the availability of such information from Alternative Media sources has had a tremendous impact on public opinion.

Earlier in the conference Larry Solomon explained that polls in Canada showed that those who believe in consensus feared global warming. Yet those who have heard from skeptics EVEN ONCE do not. Quite a strong position – theirs.
  • Any guesses why alarmists stifle dissenting opinion on the subject?
Also speaking at ICCC, Lord Monckton of Brenchley referred to alarmists as “bed-wetting moaning Minnies of the Apocalyptic Traffic-Light Tendency -- those Greens too yellow to admit they’re really Reds”...
(In) the latest Gallup poll... Global warming ranked last in public concern among eight specific environmental issues. Dead last....
Which is exactly why the Big Green Scare Machine has shifted into overdrive.
  • After all, the planet is cooling, not warming.
IPCC models predicted 1°F warming by 2011, but there’s been none since 1998, so they are well on their way to being proven completely wrong. In fact, the 1°F drop in 2008 was the largest global temperature change ever recorded. 2008 was the coolest year and March 2009 was the coolest March of the century. Meanwhile, diminished sunspot activity since 2000 and Pacific Sea Surface cooling since 2008 predict a 20-30 year global cooling due to short term Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).
  • But if you weren’t a consumer of Alternative Media, and particularly the New Media (ezines, blogs, etc.), you wouldn’t know that, would you? You’d likely continue to believe the lame MSM warnings that we’re running out of time to save the planet. And given the acute rise in public skepticism that one monster of a winter energized, just imagine the panic the specter of decades of cooling stirs in those whose dreams of controlling our energy consumption – and thereby our lives --
You see, it’s actually climate alarmists that are running out of time -- and they know it. Policy makers know very well that time grows short to implement their carbon control schemes. And the media face a similar problem. Sure, today
  • NBC launches yet another of their excruciatingly silly “Green is Universal” weeks to celebrate this year’s Earth Day on Wednesday. And once again they’ll sully their often worthwhile conservation tips by
But these recent public opinion shifts suggest that more and more people will be turned off by such counterfeit tactics, and will in turn turn off their TVs and head over to sites like American Thinker to immerse their minds in the MSM alternative.
  • The whole truth."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sports editor admitted child porn user hired by Virginia newspaper

AP via Editor & Publisher: BOZEMAN, Mont. " A former Bozeman Daily Chronicle sports editor has been indicted on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Jim Cnockaert appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch in Missoula, where he pleaded not guilty. He was released on conditions.
  • Cnockaert, 54, was fired from the Chronicle last spring after a co-worker told supervisors that she saw Cnockaert viewing child porn on a computer in the newspaper's advertising department. According to court records, Chronicle publisher Stephanie Pressly and managing editor Nick Ehli confronted Cnockaert,
Cnockaert joined the Chronicle as a sports writer and columnist in October 2006 and was promoted to sports editor in February 2008. He now works for a newspaper in Virginia."

Monday, April 6, 2009

First Dave Matthews band now Keith Urban crew- Another 'Green' entertainer's bus dumps toxic waste

4/6/09: "The cleanup crew at Webster Hall was left with quite a mess on its hands after country crooner Keith Urban's performance last Wednesday.

  • According to sources at the club, someone aboard a Verizon-sponsored Keith Urban tour bus emptied the vehicle's
  • septic tank outside the East 11th Street club at 3 a.m., after the show. "There was about 150 square feet of gunk, a half an inch think, outside the main entrance," says one employee. "It was a literal [expletive] show."

Adds the source: "I imagine it was some drunk pulling an April Fools' prank, because I can't imagine anyone in their right mind doing that on purpose."

Back in 2004, the Dave Matthews Band was sued by the state of Illinois after its driver dumped 800 pounds of human waste from the group's tour bus into the Chicago River, drenching passengers on a nearby architectural-tour boat. The driver was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 150 hours of community service.

  • Urban's rep said of last week's incident: "It wasn't an official Keith Urban bus. We had none parked outside." A spokeswoman for Verizon says, "It was just a lot of filthy gray water from the bus' sink.""... from NY Post, Richard Johnson

Your tax dollars at work

"After a seven-year congressional wrangle among trade groups angling for a leg up,
  • supermarkets finally deployed country-of-origin labeling across the fresh food departments.
That porterhouse came from Canada, Mexico and the United States.... because the calf came from Mexico, was fattened in Canada and slaughtered in Kansas City." St. Pete Times photo, 4/6/09, 'Steak from 3 countries'