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>What Happened To Global Warming?


Winter visits with a Vengenace

A few tourists brave the ice and wind to get a view of lower Manhattan from AP – A few tourists brave the ice and wind to get a view of lower Manhattan from Brooklyn, in New York, Monday, …

In Chicago, the wind was blowing off Lake Michigan, registering wind chill temperatures at a wonderful “Global Warming” clip of minus thirty. What happened to Al Gore’s Global Warming farce-of-a-warning? Where is Al today? We know the president-elect isn’t in the lower 48, he’s lapping up 80 degree weather in Hawaii.

The weather outside was frightful from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore., on Monday, with last-minute holiday shoppers shivering and stranded travelers hoping for the best as Christmas rapidly approached. The little town of Eustis, Maine, got nearly 3 1/2 feet of snow. In Marysville, Wash., north of Seattle, heavy snow collapsed part of the roof Monday at the Whitley Evergreen factory, which makes modular buildings. No one was injured, but inspectors were dispatched to make sure other buildings in the business park were safe.

The 14.5-inch snowfall Sunday in Portland, Maine, surpassed the old record for Dec. 21 of 12.4 inches, set in 1933. On the other side of the country, a total of 11 to 13 inches in Portland, Ore., was the biggest snowfall since January 1980. Depending on how much more fell Monday as the snow trailed off, the storm could rank as one of the city’s 10 worst on record. Daughter’s friend Brandon in Portland, Oregon said he was unable to get his car out to go to the store, it was so deep.

“It is amazing,” said Dave Thompson, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation. “You say to yourself: ‘That’s Portland?’ The roads are snowpacked, covered with ice and it’s freezing rain. Portland doesn’t have good snow removal equipment. Why should they, Al Gore told them warming was coming and they usually don’t have snow in the winter.

Most of the Global Warming advocates have taken cover. The blistering cold weather has silenced them. But the scientists–the scientists predicted….they are saying. Well, they are probably wrong.

Those of us who don’t believe in global warming would like a little warming just now. Actually, it isn’t something anyone should shun or worry about. It might make America an even more productive crop country. It might alleviate hunger across the globe. Global Warming would have some definite benefits. No, not the six-degree warming they’ve talked about, because we here in Florida might get flood water. Actually, since we live in Orlando and are high enough to take some global flooding, we could have beach front properties, something that might–with some stretch of the imagination–increase property values.

>Neither Illinois Nor India Is Safe

>In the NY Times today there were two top sidebar stories. The first talked about the mess in Illinois–with a succession of corrupt governors. With corruption on top, there has to be corruption on lower levels which perhaps even affects safety on the streets. I don’t know anyone who is planning a vacation or honeymoon to downtown Chicago, do you?

Beneath this story was a warning from the government to be very careful traveling to India–or anywhere abroad. I don’t know about you, but I’m expanding my “abroad” to the “near abroad” when it comes to safety. And that includes the entire state of Illinois. It’s too corrupt, and what’s in the water to make so many governors go bad?

I think we should have a special prosecutor in Congress. Not to take the place of the FBI here, but find out how we can make it safe to travel to the Windy City.

Opinion »

Op-Ed: State of Shame
Ethics reform in Illinois is regarded as an oxymoron. The arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich may at last speed reform, writes Scott Turow.

Travel »

A Lesson of Mumbai: Have a Safety Plan
Security experts suggest safety tips for traveling abroad.

>The Value of Dead Horses Is Great


Understanding The Bailout
Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The
farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day he drove up
and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.’

Chuck replied, ‘Well, then just give me my money back.’

The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.’

Chuck said, ‘Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.’

The farmer asked, ‘What ya gonna do with him?

Chuck said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’

The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle off a dead horse!’

Chuck said, ‘Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell any body he’s dead.’

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, ‘What happened
with that dead horse?’

Chuck said, ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a
piece and made a profit of $998.’
When the raffle winner found the horse was dead, he got his money back–thus $998 in profit.

(Thanks to Jennifer White for this story)

>A Student’s "Unblock Myspace" Secrets

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>Republicans–Get On The Offensive!

>by Don White

Did you know that 57 percent of all Americans believe Republicans control Congress? That means they blame Republicans for what has happened in financial circles the past several months. It also is why many of them voted for Obama and not McCain. The breakdown of Republican communications is, in large measure, cause for losing the election. Few Americans relate the “Change” Obama talks about as being a change from the high-spending Democrats to something better, to conservatism and Republicanism.

In reality, it was the Democratic controlled Congress that outvoted President’ Bush’s bills (offered in 2005 and 2007) to reform the flagrantly errant Fannie Mae.

Had the Democratic controlled Congress only listened to Bush the most terrible recession in seven decades may have been averted. Certainly, Congress would not be faced with spending $700 billion plus on saving our financial system.

It all stems from the failure of communicators–and Republicans are not ammune from communication criticism–to teach Americans that it’s a Democrat controlled Congress that caused this problem.

Republicans–whenever you speak, make reference to “the Democratic controlled Congress.” Beat it into the heads of our dull electorate–say it loudly and often–that it is the Demos, not the GOP that’s in charge and has been throughout this financial debacle.