world’s top particle physics laboratory, just found that our big, abrupt
climate changes are produced by variations in the sun’s activity. That’s
the same sun the modelers had dismissed as “unchanging.” CERN says the
sun’s variations interact with cosmic rays to create more or fewer of earth’s
heat-shielding clouds. The IPCC had long admitted it couldn’t model
clouds--and now the CERN experiment says the clouds are the earth’s
The entire article is here. A good
development, and let us hope it gets some media attention.
After 8 years of
exploiting and enflaming the grievances of identity politics, the Democratic
Party is being eaten by the monster they rode to power.
Radicals don’t need
to be a majority – they never are. They dominate through mob violence,
media manipulation and threats. They are now dominating Democrat
politicians, not allowing them to “normalize.”
This is not a recent development, IMO. I would say it’s been
coming to this for a very long time.
A Stargazer's Triple Header: Eclipse, comet, full moon
Friday night will be quite a show: an eclipse (7:43 Eastern Time), a full moon, and a comet (10:30 pm) to light up the night sky. From the report at the Independent:
Friday night will
in fact see that comet – a green, shining light followed by a purple trail,
known as 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková – joined by a bright, shining full
"snow moon" and a lunar eclipse, all at the same time.
Friday evening, a penumbral lunar eclipse will begin. That means that the sun,
moon and earth all line up and cast a strange effect on the moon.
But the forecast in northern Ohio is
cloudy, so here is the astronomy website that all the online reports are linking to if you’d like to watch a live
stream (the eclipse and later, the comet):
And if access to the link is slow, it’s probably because the website
is overloaded. Over the weekend, I’ll update this with a YouTube link (if there
is one), or just try the link after the fact, when the traffic is lighter. UPDATE Feb-11-17: These potentially spectacular celestial phenomena may have been over-hyped duds. On the link posted above, one had to stick with it for a long time to see . . . not much of anything. The best shot of the elusive comet that I found was at the Bold Corsican Flame website here. If any readers found a better set of video or photos, please post in the Comments.
The Spirit of America: Conservative
Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide
Conservative grassroots leaders are
planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide,
Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
On Feb. 27 and March 4, the
rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities
and towns across America.
“These rallies are inclusive,
non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to
bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead
of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner
cities and secure our nation’s borders,” Debbie Dooley, a national co-founder
of the Tea Party movement and a key organizer of the Spirit of America rallies,
says in a press release obtained by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.
Since President Trump’s election,
during his time as president-elect and since his inauguration on Jan. 20,
hardcore progressive leftists have been repeatedly protesting him in a
sometimes violent manner. These rallies, organizers say, are meant to be a
peaceful show of force from the “silent majority” that delivered Trump a
landslide electoral college victory over failed Democratic president Hillary
Dooley told Breitbart News that since
the anti-Trump women’s march in D.C. after the president’s inauguration, she
has received so many calls from Trump supporters–including many,
many women Trump supporters–urging her to organize a show of force among
the silent majority nationwide in response–that she had to turn off her cell
phone so she could get work done. The Spirit of America rallies are not Tea
Party rallies, she adds, and she hopes that Democrat groups backing Trump–there
were many of them nationwide, forming a collective called the
“Trumpocrats”–will get involved and step up to help the president, too. She
also notes that the selection of Feb. 27 as the kickoff date of these pro-Trump
rallies is significant, since that was the first day of the Tea Party movement
back in 2009.
“I am proud to lead the charge here in
Louisiana to get supporters of President Trump to show their support of his
policy agenda through these Spirit of America rallies,” Col. Rob Maness, a
retired Air Force colonel, founder of GatorPAC and two-time conservative Senate
candidate in Louisiana who’s also involved in helping the rallies in his home
state, added in the release. “Average citizens from across the political
spectrum and all walks of life elected Mr. Trump and we at GatorPAC are
especially pleased to help him with his national effort to Make America Great
Again and #DrainTheSwamp priorities in Washington D.C.”
Ralph King, an elector for President
Trump from Ohio and the co-founder of Main Street Patriots, added that he
believes “the American electorate spoke loud and clear this past November.”
“These Spirit of America Rallies are a
continuation of the collective voice of Americans that embrace President
Trump’s policies to put the American workers and citizens first once again,”
Rallies are in the works in states as
far-flung as Arizona, Georgia, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey,
Ohio, South Carolina, and Washington state—as well as other states, organizers
say. More information is available on the Spirit of America rallies
“UC Berkeley’s descent from place of learning to victimology hothouse”
Image credit: A Voice For Men
Heather MacDonald is always a voice of
sanity, especially on her frequent topics (racial profiling, cops,
homelessness). At the LA Times yesterday, she had an op-ed on political
correctness and the violent “protests” on the Berkeley Campus. Here are a few
and unrest has followed Milo Yiannopoulos' speaking tour at U.S. colleges.
its students rioted in the streets, distressed that right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos would dare to open his
mouth in their presence, UC Berkeley presented a visual illustration of the
academy’s decline from a place of learning to a victimology hothouse. Within
walking distance on the Berkeley campus are emblems of both a vanished academic
world and the diversity-industrial complex that ousted it.
Emblem 1: In
Bauhaus-era typography, a quotation from Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo
adorns the law school’s otherwise brutalist facade.
study the wisdom of the past, for in a wilderness of conflicting counsels, a
trail has there been blazed. You will study the life of mankind, for this is
the life you must order, and, to order with wisdom, must know. You will study
the precepts of justice . . .”
. . .
No law school
today, if erecting itself from scratch, would think of parading such
sentiments, first uttered in 1925, on its exterior. Cardozo’s invocation of
“mankind” is alone cause for removal, but equally transgressive is his belief
that there is wisdom in the past and not just discrimination. He presents
learning as a heroic enterprise focused not on the self but on the vast world
beyond, both past and present. Education is the search for objective knowledge
that takes the learner into a grander universe of thought and achievement.
. . .
Emblem 2: UC
Berkeley’s Division of Equity and Inclusion has placed vertical banners across
the main campus reminding students of the contemporary university’s paramount
mission: assigning guilt and innocence within the ruthlessly competitive
hierarchy of victimhood. Each banner shows a photo of a student or a member of
the student-services bureaucracy, beside a purported quotation from that
student or bureaucrat. No rolling cadences here, no exhortations to
intellectual conquest. Instead, just whining or penitential snippets from the
academic lexicon of identity politics.
. . .
Berkeley funds the Division of Equity and
Inclusion with a cool $20 million annually and staffs it with 150 full-time
functionaries: It takes that much money and personnel to drum into students’
heads how horribly Berkeley treats its “othered” students.
. . .
this seemingly gratuitous admonition really means is: “Do not violate any
politically correct taboo.”
invited students to the life of the mind. The diversocrats who have
commandeered the American university invite students to a cultural reeducation
camp where they can confess their political sins or perfect their sense of
is right. Up is down. And now Google is redefining the word “Fascist.” From Derek Hunter at the
Has Google, the world’s most popular
search engine, changed the definition of the word “fascism” to protect liberal
mobs using violence to silence those who disagree with them politically? The
evidence suggest they have.
You see it on signs at every protest
or riot — liberals accuse President Donald Trump of being a fascist. The word’s
association with Adolf Hitler and its use now is no accident, it’s meant to
strike fear in people’s hearts of tyranny.
defines the word “fascism” as “a political philosophy, movement, or
regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the
individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government
headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social
regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” The secondary
definition is “a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or
This definition reflects the fact that
Nazis were, in fact, both fascists and of the political left. They were the
“National Socialist German Workers Party,” which favored a heavy-handed
government in business and the personal lives of its citizens.
The authoritarian government of Nazi
Germany not only oppressed opposing political views and used violence to
enforce it, they supported a powerful central government which heaped social
benefits on its citizens. The second part of Nazism is the “socialist”
part, which is very similar to what the modern American political left
advocates. For all their bluster to the contrary, Hitler was a man of the
extreme left, and so was fellow fascist and Axis Powers member Benito
But if you type the word into Google,
the definition they provide is quite different.
The world’s largest search engine pins
fascism on the political right, not the left.
Google defines fascism as, “an
authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and
social organization.” (emphasis added)