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ACORN: We’re entitled to taxpayer funds! SCOTUS: No, you’re not.

Score one for the good guys:

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes, over being banned from getting federal funds.

The high court on Monday refused to review a federal court’s decision to uphold Congress’s ban on federal funds for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Congress cut off ACORN’s federal funding last year in response to allegations the group engaged in voter registration fraud and embezzlement and violated the tax-exempt status of some of its affiliates by engaging in partisan political activities.

ACORN sued, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City upheld the action. The high court refused to hear its appeal.

The case is ACORN v. United States, 10-1068.

ACORN will have to raise their own money in order to shield pimps of underage prostitutes.

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June 20, 2011 Posted by | ACORN, Supreme Court | 4 Comments

Humor of the day, “Anti-Weiner e-card” edition

June 20, 2011 Posted by | Anthony Weiner, humor | 1 Comment

More climate catastrophe data faked, this time sea level data

Scientists faking data to support their junk science claims?  The heck you say!

Yep, it’s happening.  Again.

Is climate change raising sea levels, as Al Gore has argued — or are climate scientists doctoring the data?

The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group decided in May to add 0.3 millimeters — or about the thickness of a fingernail — every year to its actual measurements of sea levels, sparking criticism from experts who called it an attempt to exaggerate the effects of global warming.

“Gatekeepers of our sea level data are manufacturing a fictitious sea level rise that is not occurring,” said James M. Taylor, a lawyer who focuses on environmental issues for the Heartland Institute.

Steve Nerem, the director of the widely relied-upon research center, told FoxNews.com that his group added the 0.3 millimeters per year to the actual sea level measurements because land masses, still rebounding from the ice age, are rising and increasing the amount of water that oceans can hold.

“We have to account for the fact that the ocean basins are actually getting slightly bigger… water volume is expanding,” he said, a phenomenon they call glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA).

Taylor calls it tomfoolery.

“There really is no reason to do this other than to advance a political agenda,” he said.

Climate scientist John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said that the amount of water in the ocean and sea level were two different things.

“To me… sea level rise is what’s measured against the actual coast,” he told FoxNews.com. “That’s what tells us the impact of rising oceans.”

Taylor agreed.

“Many global warming alarmists say that vast stretches of coastline are going to be swallowed up by the sea. Well, that means we should be talking about sea level, not about global water volume.”

Zinger quote:

Taylor’s takeaway: Be wary of sea level rise estimates.

“When Al Gore talks about Manhattan flooding this century, and 20 feet of sea level rise, that’s simply not going to happen. If it were going to happen, he wouldn’t have bought his multi-million dollar mansion along the coast in California.”

Heh.  😆

June 20, 2011 Posted by | global warming, Gore | Leave a comment

Party insiders skeptical of Perry candidacy

Check this out:

Few Republicans will say it publicly, but many party elites believe Perry would have difficulty moving beyond the sort of sharply-delivered platitudes he’s honed before Texas’s conservative electorate.

Even in the Lone Star State, many GOP insiders don’t think their governor has the chops to take his game to the national stage.

For many Republicans, it’s also not clear whether the party and the country is ready for a Texas governor whose macho manner is almost a steroid-enhanced version of the previous one they elected president.

John Ryder, a longtime Tennessee GOP committeeman who attended Perry’s speech Saturday, said some in the party would like another candidate in the George W. Bush model.

But others would ask: “Do we want to do that again?” Ryder said. “That would be Perry’s challenge.”

The betting in Republican circles is moving toward a Perry run, but skeptics aren’t convinced he wants to do the unglamorous work involved in campaigning for president. In their view, he’s always enjoyed national attention and Washington invitations so an extended flirtation with a White House bid would seem to be a logical extension of this penchant for the spotlight.

What most Republicans agree on is that Perry — by dint of his fundraising capacity, establishment connections, Tea Party appeal, and charisma — would at the very least scramble the still-unsettled GOP field and pose an immediate threat to those candidates vying to become the conservative alternative to Romney.

If the party establishment is skeptical of a Perry run, then I’m reflexively on board with him.  I mean, the party bigwigs backed Charlie Crist last year for FL Senator, only to see him bolt the party and run as an independent.  The insiders also backed Arlen Specter last year in the PA GOP primary over true conservative Pat Toomey, only to see Specter bolt the party.  So in my eyes, the party elite is about as useful as a football bat…or the UN (same diff, really).

June 20, 2011 Posted by | Rick Perry | 2 Comments