Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dammit, it's still 100 outside

and it's 2043 hours here. This is kind of sucky. So, since I'm not taking a walk in this, I shall instead peruse the blogosphere for things to bitch about. Easy job:
On the raw milk raids by the FDA(another organization that obviously has too much money and time on its hands),
Possibly the most bizarre thing in the article is this:

• FDA officials have stated, during these monthly "Raw Milk Calls," that their goal is the complete destruction of the raw dairy industry in the United States, and that achieving this goal was a top priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [emph added - GB]

But why? Why raw milk?
Some numbers follow.

Also from SG, found this on the ARMED raid at Gibson Guitars:
Gibson is the only guitar company targeted by the Obama DOJ under the Lacey Act -- Tennessee is a right-to-work state.

Fender, Taylor, Rickenbacker, Danelectro, Carvin, MusicMan, and ESP are in California; Spector is in New York; Martin is in Pennsylvania; Guild, Ovation, and Hamer are in Connecticut; Alvarez is in Missouri; B.C. Rich is in Kentucky; Heritage is in Michigan; Washburn is in Illinois. -- All are forced-union states. [emphasis for Martin added]

Peavey is another guitar and electronics company, located in the right-to-work state of Mississippi. -- Since 2009, Peavey has been the target of multiple lawsuits filed by a competitor, MUSIC Group, which alleges that Peavy products fail to meet federal safety and emissions standards.
No, it wouldn't surprise me either.

The University of Virginia is playing games; some of which are liable to get their ass sued off. And in the name of protecting AGW nut Michael Mann & Co.
UVa's August 23 release under court order of 3,800 pages of emails - records that UVa previously denied existed - was its second since the American Tradition Institute (ATI) sought judicial assistance in bringing the school into compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA).

The school has spent approximately $500,000 to date keeping these records from the taxpayer, who paid for their production to begin with.

The university again labored to avoid releasing correspondence directly addressing the now discredited “Hockey Stick” graph produced while former assistant research professor Michael Mann worked there.
UVa acknowledges withholding between 3,500 and 4,000 more pages. This likely represents around ten times the original number of UVa emails revealed in “ClimateGate.”

Even before ATI was able to review these emails, Mann described the release to Science Magazine, indicating a collaborative effort with the university in what amounts to hiding from the taxpayer efforts to derail exposure of the “Hockey Stick.”
Some of the people involved are really desperate to risk the kind of damage this nonsense can do to the university and the people making the decisions. Gee, I wonder why...

Mark Steyn on the "The rioters are doing it because they're deprived" crap in (fG)Britain:
...The preceding film had shown a neat subdivision of pleasant red-brick maisonettes set in relatively landscaped grounds. There was grass, and it looked maintained. Granted, it was not as bucolic as my beloved New Hampshire, but, compared to the brutalized concrete bunkers in which the French and the Swedes entomb their seething Muslim populations, it was nothing to riot over. Nonetheless, someone explained that these riotous Mancunian youth were growing up in “deprivation,” and the rioters themselves seemed disposed to agree. Like they say in West Side Story, “I’m depraved on account of I’m deprived.” We’ve so accepted the correlation that we don’t even notice that they’re no longer deprived, but they are significantly more depraved.

Schoolbus Nagin was giving advice on hurricane preparation... It's amazing he's got the lack of humility to do this. Even considering the suckass politician he is.

What ATF & Co. is doing. Like celebrating breaking the law(some more)

What? Terrorists like the idea of Victim DisarmamentGun-Free Zones? Why, who'd have thought such a thing?

The level of hype and screaming involved in Irene has been kind of amazing. On the subject of getting ready, Unc has an important point:
If you’re prepared for the zombie apocalypse, a hurricane is just a storm.

And this said 'evening' for time; and I screwed up and forgot to hit 'publish' last night, so now it's morning.

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