Some overview of the 'Holder lied' e-mails, including this:
Holder’s expected appearance before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday, February 2, is further complicated by the actions of Patrick Cunningham, the chief of the Phoenix office’s criminal division within the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. Cunningham invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in an effort to avoid testifying in front of the Oversight Committee — you can only invoke the Fifth to avoid self-incrimination. The invocation makes it even less plausible for Holder to claim that DOJ was acting lawfully with the Operation. Cunningham resigned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Friday, January 27.
Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa reserved the right to call Cunningham before the committee, and also indicated that he has informed Holder that he will seek a new witness to testify, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey. Morrissey directly reported to Cunningham.
Previously, the Department of Justice had refused to allow Morrissey or Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley (who reported to Morrissey) to testify.
Like that 'refused to allow' bit? I do, too.
Also a whack at the Mexican Gun Lie:
Their former boss, Dennis Burke, is also undergoing renewed scrutiny. Burke’s 23-year career as the architect of anti-gun legislation lends credence to theories that Operation Fast and Furious and other alleged gun-walking operations were imposed by the Obama administration to help support the 90 percent lie. The 90 percent lie was a manipulation of gun trace data restated on numerous occasions by President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and other administration officials as they argued for more restrictions on gun sales. The claims seem particularly vicious and deceptive at this time, as we now know that the ATF was forcing gun dealers to supply cartel straw purchases with weapons.
Watts Up With That looks at the "Yes, we've been lying to you" release from the CRU and Met. And I got curious and looked around a bit; yes, the major media(if MSNBC counts) is now covering it. To borrow:
"If temperatures continue to stay flat or start to cool again," Scafetta said, "the divergence between the models and recorded data will eventually become so great that the whole scientific community will question the current theories."
Except the True Believers will still be claiming the cooling proves their theory.
Professor Judith Curry agrees. She is one of America’s most eminent climate experts and works at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She argued it is becoming evident that factors other than CO2 play an important role in rising or falling warmth, such as the 60-year water temperature cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Which has been pointed out by scientists before; they were attacked, slandered and called names for doing so.
"The responsible thing to do would be to accept the fact that the models may have severe shortcomings," Curry said. As for the lack of warmer in the last 15 years, she said that many scientists "are not surprised."
But accepting the models are so flawed would mean admitting they've been lying about them being wonderful, for years.
"When both oceans were cold in the past, such as from 1940 to 1970, the climate cooled," Curry said. "The Pacific cycle ‘flipped’ back from warm to cold mode in 2008 and the Atlantic is also thought likely to flip in the next few years."
Pal Brekke, senior adviser at the Norwegian Space Centre, said some scientists underestimate the importance of water cycles when considering global temperature trends.
'Underestimated' often meaning 'dismissed' by the Believers. And the politicians using them to grab more power.
"Doing so means admitting that the oceans - not CO2 - caused much of the global warming between 1970 and 1997," Brekke said.
"We’re now well into the second decade of the pause,’ said Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. "If we don’t see convincing evidence of global warming by 2015, it will start to become clear whether the models are bunk. And, if they are, the implications for some scientists could be very serious."
They damn well should be serious. These people have been lying and threatening and trying to destroy the careers of people who asked inconvenient questions; there BETTER be 'implications'.
The doggy gentleman takes a shot at the SOTU address:
For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq.
CLAUDIUS: What’s that s-s-strange thing he’s d-doing up th-there?
EMPEROR MISHA I: It’s called an “end zone dance”, but usually it is only done by the person who actually accomplished the thing being celebrated.
For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country.
TIBERIUS: It’s going to be a looong night. Do you have enough of those wondrous pills you call “aspirins” for all of us, Emperor?
Most of Al Qaida’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken. And some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home.
AUGUSTUS: And you’re negotiating the best terms of surrender with the rest of the Taliban and al Qaeda even as we speak. Only it’s not their surrender you’re talking about.
TIBERIUS: “Remember: The Germanic tribes are not our enemies per se!”
AUGUSTUS: If only somebody had told Publius Quinctilius Varus.History geek points if you know who Varus was.
Speaking of backstabbing, jealous politicians, heard about this yet?
Just in case anybody is still believing that the RINO Gentry Club is any less of a fanatical enemy than the NSDWP, we learn that the RINOcracy is pretty much done with an effort to redistrict LTC Allen West right out of Congress (h/t Bill Quick).
More and more, I think 'Get Obama out of office; and the day after the election the Third Party begins.' Because the upper reaches of the Stupid Party suck diseased donkey dick, and cannot be trusted. At all. In ANYTHING.
This has not received a lot of national attention, but the Republican legislature in Florida is about to push through a plan which puts Allen West at serious risk, and the person leading the effort is one of Mitt Romney’s spokemen.
You've got your choice here: the clowns either don't know what the hell they're doing, or this worked just fine: because they want people to get the idea that the Touching Special Areas molesters can screw with you anytime, anywhere. Or a bit of both, which I tend to go with.
Yeah, who is paying the gun bigots bill on this?
Of course, they're probably so busy trying to ban guns and get rid of dealers that they need some help.
Financial as well as mental