DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
More Warmist bunk, from Richard Black, BBC News:

The lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China’s coal use, a study suggests.

The absence of a temperature rise over that decade is often used by “climate sceptics” as grounds for denying the existence of man-made global warming.

But the new study, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concludes that smog from the extra coal acted to mask greenhouse warming

I was born, but I wasn’t born yesterday. If the Anthropogenic Global Warming panic mongers actually believed their own theory and actually cared about global warming, they would be screaming more coal fired power plants. They are not.

Now is the time, given the ever rising importance and cost of education,  and the evils of personal, read corporate jets, will President Barack Obama give up his fleet of Air Force jets, for the children, Richard A. Epstein, Hoover Institution:

Recent estimates of the direct cost of flying Air Force One range from about $60,000 per hour on the low side to $181,000 per hour on the high side. None of these figures include the extensive advance planning and immense support services needed to coordinate activity on the ground, both in the United States and overseas. The presidential salary of $400,000 per year would be wiped out many times over if he had to pay, say, 10 percent of the jet’s direct costs.

Just think of the number of college scholarships and food inspection programs this nation could fund if it had the moral courage to make the president fly first-class commercial on international long hauls, take Amtrak for shorter trips, and use Skype for critical one-on-one negotiations. If the president could make this sacrifice for the nation, why can’t spoiled bank executives and industrial tycoons adopt similar cost saving measures?

Mr. President, give up your government jets.   Do it for the children.

How dumb is Dumbo? From Warner Todd Huston, Big Journalism:

Apparently the smartest president in history thought that Abe Lincoln built an intercontinental railroad in the midst of the Civil War.


Dumbo claims both  bachelor and JD degrees, yet he flunked what he would have studied in high school history class.

Violent death in gun-free Chicago, from Chicago Sun-Times:

It was a violent holiday weekend in Chicago, with six young men dead and at least another 28 people wounded in shootings and stabbings throughout the city between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday. The homicide victims were all men, who ranged in age from 17 to 25 years old.

Chicago has long since disarmed law abiding citizens.   It appears it is now time to disarm the mayor’s campaign supporters as well.

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