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Ferd Limpy turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Pocket Pool on weekends, he’s also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The Hellhole Palms, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change — the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at least six percent per year beginning in 2013 and provide immunity from potential punishments for “Senior Skip Day” at HP High.

“I think a lot of young people realize that this is an urgent time, and that we’re not going to solve this problem just by riding our bikes more,” Limpy said between deep swallows from his mother’s breast.

Limpy drifted off to sleep in his mother’s lap, punctuating the moment with a loud fart and a deceptively small burp.  For lack of anything relevant to say, Mrs. Limpy stated that he and she needed some more “bonding time” because her baby was so stressed out by his concern over daily temperature swings.

The interview was cut short when Mrs. Limpy was engrossed in changing Ferd’s Depends™, saying “This is SO much harder to do when he’s got wood.”   A follow-up interview was hastily not arranged.

Ok, seriously though… Nearly the same damn thing really did happen.  Only the nursing and diaper changing likely only happens emotionally.   The kid and his little friends really do care about the environment and are totally committed to it, which is kind of sad since they haven’t got enough real-life experience to even feel passionate about anything for real yet.  These kids are going to have an interesting time when they see the schism between college (basically “high school” extended by four more years at a much higher cost) and the real world, which isn’t going to really give a rat’s ass about the self-centered little brat and his frivolous lawsuits.

Apologies if that seemed a lot cynical.  I’m in a mood.

But this is serious stuff, really.

This Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Wilkins, an Obama appointee, will hear arguments on the defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint.

[ The court is the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in case they didn’t see that important enough to mention, which they didn’t.  – LK ]

While skeptics may view the case as little more than a publicity stunt, its implications have been serious enough to attract the time and resources of major industry leaders. Last month, Judge. Wilkins granted a motion to intervene in the case by the National Association of Manufacturers, joined by Delta Construction Company, Dalton Trucking Inc., Southern California Contractors Association, and the California Dump Truck Owners Association.

“At issue is whether a small group of individuals and environmental organizations can dictate through private tort litigation the economic, energy, and environmental policies of the entire nation,” wrote National Association of Manufacturers spokesman Jeff Ostermeyer in an email. Granting the plaintiffs’ demands, he added, “would carry serious and immediate consequences for industrial and economic productivity — increasing manufacturing and transportation costs and decreasing global competitiveness.” The manufacturers’ legal brief says the restrictions being sought “could substantially eliminate the use of conventional energy in this country.” It also argues that the plaintiffs haven’t proved they have a legal right to sue.

Cruel Wife wondered if someone was *gasp* … using… these kids for their agenda.  Well, that just doesn’t seem right.  Let’s see here…  oh.  Oh.  Oh, ok.  Remember how I said the kids don’t really have enough life experience yet?  Well, apparently some see that as great, because it makes for tools that earnestly believe what they are saying, even if it is bullshit, and that really sells well.

While teenagers serve as the public face of the lawsuit, the idea itself came from Julia Olson, an attorney based in Eugene, Oregon. Olson founded an organization called Our Children’s Trust after watching the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth while she was seven months pregnant.

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Olson and other supporters of the suit believe that having kids as plaintiffs makes a particularly visceral appeal to adults to take action. Indeed, many of the adults involved said that their own children and grandchildren had inspired them. “Becoming a grandfather motivated me to speak out,” said climate scientist James Hansen, the director of the U.S. NASA Goddard Space Institute and the man who first brought Loorz and Olson together. Hansen, in his free time, is a conscientious objector to U.S. energy policy who has been arrested three times at peaceful protests.

In support of the children’s suit, Hansen has drawn up recommendations as to how the U.S. government can meet the greenhouse-gas reduction goals, through cuts in fossil-fuel-powered electricity and reforestation. “My talents are mainly in the sciences,” he said, “but it just became so clear that no one is doing anything to prevent what is becoming scientifically a very clear picture. I didn’t want my grandchildren to say that “Opa” (Dutch for “grandpa”) knew what was happening but didn’t do anything about it.”

There, SOYLENT GREEN, if you haven’t run with that tidbit (Hansen using kids to do his dirty work), would you, please?

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Being born-again linked to more brain atrophy.

Whoa.  Say that again?

Being born-again linked to more brain atrophy.

According to the study, people who said they were a “born-again” Protestant or Catholic, or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or “atrophy”) compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again.

The study is published online in PLoS ONE.

Oh, well, then.  We all know PLoS ONE is a fine upstanding… newspaper?  Magazine?  Proceeding?  Flyer?  Writing on a bathroom wall?

Well it must be valid research because after all, they published it, right?

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Stormy stuff.

Took Cruel Wife 3 hours to drive home tonight.  I went to get the kids (took today off because I had more than enough hours worked last week) and it was cold and icy.  Really cold.  Really icy.

So anyway, it sucked.  I won’t go into all the reasons why.  Just take my word for it, it did.

Global warming is making Michigan a really damned cold place.  Make sense of that, willya?

Pearls Before Swine is a favorite comic of mine.  Pig and Rat just make me happy.  I’m putting this strip in to make a plug for Pastis.  May his readership swell.

Pig is my Hero.

Heroes should not be necessarily brave, or strong, or demi-god-like.  Heroes should have one requirement and that is that they must be steadfast.  Pig is steadfast and loyal to a fault – flying in the face of the Nobel committee.  Good for him.

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The Daily News…

Angry that his teenage daughter was dating an older man, a German dad went to the 57-year-old’s home and castrated him with a bread knife, police said.

Helmut Seifert, originally from Russia, recently pled guilty to attacking Phillip Genscher, according to London’s Telegraph.

Good for you, man!  I… uh… I mean… that’s horrible!   He castrated the poor… no, I meant what I said, good on you, Helmut.

I saw it as my duty as a father. – Helmut Seifert

How can we contribute to his defense fund?

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Punish the leaker, not the papers…?  WTF?

Punish the leakers, spare the press: WikiLeaks ushers in scary new age of journalism

There is a huge difference between freedom of the press and breaking the law.  I don’t know how journalism was able to get away with granting itself protection from the law but it’s not right.  You can’t claim that just because the other guy broke into an ATM and threw money in the street that you aren’t breaking the law when you pocket that money.

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Global Warming is getting thick here in Michigan.

It’s only 8-9 inches.  But I hate this heavy wet snowy snow stuff.  I’m reduced to watching Cruel Wife run the snowblower – which REALLY gets under my skin.  It’s not right.  It’s like wimmen running a BBQ.

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Terrible thing to be born w/o a spine because you get egged on by your friends to go kick some old guy’s ass, and get yours whupped instead.  Terrible thing to be beset upon like that just because you threatened an old guy with bodily harm several times.  What’s this racist world coming to?  Can’t a brother just kick some cracker’s ass for sayin’ something he don’t like the sound of?

Note:  That was meant to be sarcastically mocking.

Guess not.  Thanks Gaius at the magicnegrowatch.blogspot.com for posting that (and for Amusing Bunni for bringing it to light).

Read Gaius’ mission statement:

I am not a Republican, I am a Conservative and I have this never ending nagging distrust of liberals, particularly white liberals. White liberals are a bunch of phony socially retarded trifling people who lack even the most basic form of common sense. My blog is my tiny little weapon against liberal nonsense and stupidity. If you find this blog offensive, then you are exactly the type of individual who needs to be reading it. If you have the guts to confront a black man who does not follow the liberal prescription for success in America by bitching and whining about how much the government should “care” then make your voice heard. It’s easy to visit and hang out on a blog where only people of one particular political persuasion congregate and where your narrow little myopic view is appreciated and accepted. If you are a liberal and particularly if you are white try and educate yourself to something other than what you were taught at some university by some idiot Birkenstock wearing professor. All black people don’t think alike I’m living proof. Contact me at negrovillesnoop@yahoo.com

I do so like a guy who isn’t afraid to be who the hell he wants to be!  And I am doubly happy that he goes out of his way to make the distinction between Republican and Conservative.  Well played, Sir, well played.

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We’ll do it in the spirit of bipartisanship unless you disagree with us in which case we’ll sink you.

In the course of unveiling Obama’s new health reform proposal on a conference call with reporters this morning, White House advisers made it clearer than ever before: If the GOP filibusters health reform, Dems will move forward on their own and pass it via reconciliation.

The assertion, which is likely to spark an angry response from GOP leaders, ups the stakes in advance of the summit by essentially daring Republicans to try to block reform.

“The President expects and believes the American people deserve an up or down vote on health reform,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said on the call.  –   theplumline.whorunsgov.com

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“The global warming movement as we have known it is dead,” the brilliant analyst Walter Russell Mead says in his blog on The American Interest. It was done in by a combination of bad science and bad politics.  – Margaret Wente reporting in the Globe and Mail

Lies.  Deception. Misdirection.  Retraction.  Denial of denial.  Recriminations.  Throwing-under-the-bus.  Suicidal thoughts.

This looks like any of my family reunions.

But no, it is the global warming debacle.

Professor Phil Jones said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times that he had thought about killing himself “several times”. He acknowledged similarities to Dr David Kelly, the scientist who committed suicide after being exposed as the source for a BBC report that alleged the government had “sexed up” evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Then he sings a tale of woe.

He remains at risk, still receiving death threats from around the world including two in the past week: “I was shocked. People said I should go and kill myself. They said that they knew where I lived. They were coming from all over the world.

Well color me surprised.  I don’t know anyone that gets upset about folks changing the course of their world through force and lies in exchange for power, money, and prestige.

If this were really about global warming he would have used the interview to talk about the poor polar bears, the peruvian cocaine-snorting kiwi, and the lebanese crapping lizard and how they’re all going to die horribly when the atmosphere begins to spontaneously burst into balls of fire.  But instead, he talks about his science, the FOI, and those who are targeting him.  He doesn’t sound like a true believer.

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Avatar sans Cameron.

Why am I posting bs filler material tonight?  Because I’m exhausted but I want to let you know that I’m not dead or worse yet a democrat.  Far better to be a burnout on skid row than that.

Avatar in this context has nothing to do with James Cameron.  I haven’t even seen the movie yet.  No, in this case it has to do with making a gravatar – a globally recognized avatar if you haven’t already hit the snooze button.

Whattapainintheass.  But it’s done.  Upper right corner of this blog and attached to my idiot comments everywhere in the moronosphere.

Anyways, moving right along, the climate bedwetters still deny that there’s an elephant in the room in spite of crap like this. And this.

But that is all stuff cbullitt has been throwing up for months now.  I’m just remarking on it because the majors are still not picking it up and reporting it like they should be.  In fact, I am surprised that the Guardian is in front of most majors here in the US in terms of coverage.

Note:  Snarky Basterd pointed out that I was completely full of shite in negatively characterizing The Guardian as I did in this instance.  Let it be so noted.  I won’t change it so’s you all have proof that sometimes, once in a great many years, I have been known to make a mistake.

I’m just whining and railing against reality today.  Tomorrow will be better.

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Update:

Terrible what they allow on the innernets these days.  Like voting for “Horror Movies’ Hottest Vixens”.  Terrible.  Disgusting.  Whatever you do, don’t go here because you don’t want to see scantily-clad pics of Megan Fox or Kate Beckinsale.  There.  You have been warned.

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In the Salt Lake Tribune:

A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday’s snowstorm.

“Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions,” said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah.

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Fox News had a funny list.  Nine things the MSM missed in 2009:

  • Van Jones – Obama’s Green Jobs Advisor*
  • ACORN – Obama’s roots organization
  • John Holdren – Obama’s Compulsory Abortion Science Advisor*
  • CLIMATEGATE  – face it, when Jon Stewart scoops you, you look pretty bad
  • NEA-GATE – Using the NEA to promote Obama’s political agenda
  • Chas Freeman – Obama’s appointee to chair the Nat’l Int. Council – conflicts of interest w/ China and Saudi
  • Tea Parties – the MSM didn’t ignore these, they openly attacked them
  • Kevin Jennings – Safe Schools Advisor* to Obama, suggested porn for 7th graders
  • Demo-Stim-Gate – Democratic districts have received twice as much stimulus as Republican districts

What could possibly be the reason for so many missed pieces of news?

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Going to keep it short since the kids wore us out.  They were so keyed up that nothing would chill them out all day long.

I just want to point out that AGW is a real phenomenon.

2/3rds of the US is now blanketed in Global Warming.  Looks like Wisconsin, Minnesota, N. & S. Dakota, Montana, and a few other spots got as much as 30 inches or more of Global Warming.

Dallas, Texas got it’s first Global Warming in 80 years.

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Obama apologists (read: ass lickers) are busy making articles meant to buoy Obama up.

I know, you may be thinking “Geez, Lemur King, it’s Christmas – be charitable.”

I am being charitable.

There are several fundamental reasons for Mr Obama’s problems, and they will persist in 2010. First, he and his aides failed to anticipate just how brutal the recession would be and the devastating scale of job losses that have swept America.

As a result polls strongly suggest he has over interpreted his mandate. US voters are obsessed with two things: jobs, and the exploding deficit. It is now so huge – $1.4 trillion and counting – that it has become a dominant issue.

Here’s where the BS gets a bit thick.

Last year, many voters backed Mr Obama believing they were sending to the White House a left-of-centre pragmatist who would transform Washington by bridging the partisan divide. Instead, many have been unnerved – even frightened – by Mr Obama’s belief that gargantuan short-term spending is the long-term answer to America’s economic woes.

Must… find… dramamine.  Must… get… barf… bag…

  1. “Many” means less than half.  Sure, a lot of people were stupid enough to believe Mr. Teleprompterlympics but a lot were voting for anyone who could not possibly be anything like Bush.
  2. What he got was far from a mandate.  Nothing at all like it.
  3. Obama and his aids have failed to anticipate just about everything except for what they needed for their White House social functions.
  4. “Left of Center”???  Geez, that is like saying sewers can be odiferous.  He is the furthest damn thing from center that you can possibly get, and he’s a thug of a leftist at that.

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Damn I hope they find someone to adopt this kid.  Moral flexibility towards people of this sort should be instinctive on just about anyone’s part.  Two month olds should not have 20 broken bones and a fractured skull.

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