The left has run out of all other options-- so now they're banking on an alien invasion.
First Paul Krugman suggested that if we faked an alien invasion, the government would have the go ahead to spend the crazy amounts of money he wanted it to spend in the first place. Considering the 15 trillion dollar deficit, it's an open question of just what the debt pile for Krugman's War of the Worlds Economics would look like. But Krugman did argue that the stimulus was far too small, so the wages of Krugman's alien invasion might be quadrillions in debt.
This is what a Nobel prize winning economist has been reduced to. Playing Orson Welles and imagining how much we could spend if only the flying saucers landed outside of Princeton.
Second, Obama's post-space exploration NASA suggests that if we don't comply with global warming dictates, space aliens will invade and destroy us. This is what NASA has been reduced to. Parroting idiotic Global Warming propaganda. Without the Space Shuttle, we're hitchhiking on the Russian Soyuz while the agency itself has been retasked to promoting the Global Warming fraud and Muslim self-esteem. We no longer have a space agency. Instead we have some bastardized equivalent of the ESA which is trying to intimidate us into biking to work or the aliens will attack.
Humanity may just now be entering the period in which its rapid civilizational expansion could be detected by an ETI because our expansion is changing the composition of Earth’s atmosphere (e.g. via greenhouse gas emissions), which therefore changes the spectral signature of Earth. While it is difficult to estimate the likelihood of this scenario, it should at a minimum give us pause as we evaluate our expansive tendencies.If this claim were any dumber it would share in a Nobel prize with Krugman. Any "ETI" would be viewing our planet as it was decades if not centuries ago. So in this idiotic scenario, the ETI's would see human civilization as it was in the Industrial Revolution and then show up to blow everyone up in a carbon neutral way, just as Al Gore was being elected Oracle of the World.
Given that we have already altered our environment in ways that may viewed as unethical by universalist ETI, it may be prudent to avoid sending any message that shows evidence of our negative environmental impact. The chemical composition of Earth’s atmosphere over recent time may be a poor choice for a message because it would show a rapid accumulation of carbon dioxide from human activity. Likewise, any message that indicates of widespread loss of biodiversity or rapid rates of expansion may be dangerous if received by such universalist ETI.So we're dealing here with aliens who are advanced enough to span the stars and destroy all life on earth-- but have managed to do all this without industrial exploitation or carbon emissions. And who are passionately motivated by a desire to keep earth's average temperatures rigidly fixed to the way they were in the first half of the 20th century... for some inexplicable reason. The only question is are the new hires at NASA actually this dumb? Maybe the only qualification to work there anymore is manipulating hockey graphs.
ETI that place intrinsic value on civilizations may ideally wish that our civilization changes its ways, so we can survive along with all the other civilizations. But if ETI doubt that our course can be changed, then they may seek to preemptively destroy our civilization in order to protect other civilizations from us.Has anyone at NASA even heard of E=MC2? Or has that been discarded in favor of some more advanced Muslim self-esteem formula like KORAN=JIHADTERRORISM2. Or does relativity no longer matter when promoting junk science like Global Warming.
If it is possible for at least some humans to advocate harm to their own civilization by drawing upon universalist ethical principles, then it is at a minimum plausible that ETI could advocate harm to humanity following similar principlesCan we extrapolate hateful aliens from self-hating humans? Interesting question, but an invalid premise. Self-hatred doesn't derive from universal ethical principles, it uses them to escape its identity. In the same way that self-hating Jews do. Self-haters may incorporate external criticisms into their identity, but in the absence of such interaction, there is no reason to assume that self-hatred translates into external hatred.
But then isn't this entire scenario a case of humans advocating harm to their own civilization?
The NASA\Krugman War of the Worlds scenarios reflect the desperation of the left. Their agenda has flopped so badly, that they have to imagine absolutely fantastic scenarios under which it could be implemented.
That's not to say that there isn't a serious threat from aliens. The one in the White House has already caused an enormous amount of harm. But I don't think curbing our carbon will make him go back to his planet.
JIHAD AND THE PRIMARIES
Think Islamic infiltration has nothing to do with primary season? It does. In my article, The Islamic Political Takeover of America, I discuss the connection.
Of the American presidents in the last 50 years, only two did not come from a state that ranks among the top ten states with the largest Muslim populations. And those two were Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Three White House office holders were from Texas, two from California, one from Michigan and one from Illinois.
While the composition of those states was quite different half a century ago, today those states are on the front lines of Islamic infiltration.
Americans shake their heads at the situation in France or the United Kingdom– but our own nation’s capital has a higher Muslim population percentage than Paris or London.
Muslims made up 10 percent of the population of Washington D.C. in 2000. The numbers are probably higher today. A few miles away from the White House, cutting across Constitution Avenue and over Kingman Lake, lies the Masjid Al-Islam where Imam Abdul Alim-Musa promises an Islamic State of North America by 2050.
In January 2001, Musa said, “If you were to say that the Soviet Union was wiped off the face of the Earth . . . people would have thought you were crazy, right? … We saw the fall of one so-called superpower, Old Sam is next.”
Read the whole thing at Front Page Magazine
THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Twenty years ago, an MSNBC host and Democratic National Committee speaker touched off a race riot targeting Jews.
Imagine if MSNBC gave a TV show to a violent racist who led angry mobs against Jewish and Asian communities and businesses. Mobs that gathered outside a Jewish synagogue chanting “Heil Hitler” and “Death to the Jews.”That's from my article on Sharpton's 20 year reward. An MSNBC show. And of course an open door to the White House.
Unimaginable, right? Wrong. After years of accusing FOX News of racism, MSNBC gave a violent racist his own show. Of course MSNBC would never give a white racist like David Duke his own show. But they have no problem giving one to Al Sharpton.
Sharpton is many things—a cunning gutter clown, a hate-filled agitator and a savvy trader in political favors. Those qualities have taken him from street riots to a kingmaker role in the Democratic Party to the White House, where he has become its link to the black community.
It's a depraved statement of how willing the Democratic Party is to excuse racist violence against Jews and a reminder of how to dismiss any liberal hectoring about the Republican Party. As long as the Sharptons are at home in the Democratic Party, no decent Jew can be.
There have been a variety of responses to the anniversary of the Crown Heights Pogrom, from Ari Goldman, finally lifting the veil of silence on the Times reporting, to the reminder of the liberal media firmly keeping it on.
There are still the usual stories about racial divisions and false claims about "Black-Jewish" violence. Seth Lipsky returns to discuss how the Forward got it right then, but the current Forward is not Lipsky's Forward, it's full of hateful left wing screeds aimed at Jews.
Jane Eisner is allowed to write a piece suggesting that Jews made Crown Heights into a ticking time bomb. Jerome Chanes slithers in denying that black anti-semitism was behind the violence and writing what may be the most disgusting line ever written about the pogrom.
"Kill the Jew!” was directed at the most visible manifestation of white power."
I haven't linked to either of them, as I don't believe that Antisemitism in a Jewish paper should be rewarded with traffic.
What this shows is that the New York Times frame that Goldman protested against remains the defining one for liberal Jews who still blame traditional working class Jews for the racial violence inflicted on them by the minority allies of Chanes, Schneier and Eisner.
Chanes, like Schneier, and other liberal deniers, brag about their role in the "national response". But let's be clear about this, there was no national response except to hold dialogue sessions in which Jews were supposed to apologize to the people who tried to murder them.
What the pogrom called out for was a strong statement that racist violence by the likes of Sharpton would not be tolerated. Instead liberal Jewish leaders rushed to embrace Sharpto and promote dialogue.
Marc Schneier, Farrakhan's favorite Rabbi, was forced to reschedule his Hamptons event with Sharpton. But there's no sign that it was cancelled, only pushed back. Schneier is a repulsive creature, a serial adulterer and social climber who hangs out with rap stars and pretends to be a social activist.
Rabbi Marc Schneier, spiritual leader of Long Island’s Hampton Synagogue and president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, one of the leading dialogue groups, said that the work of his organization and others had had a galvanizing effect on relations between the two communities.That closing quote says everything that needs to be said about Schneier. He's obsessed with being chic and in vogue. He's shallow, all surface and no content.
Today, Schneier said, “I believe we’re very close in terms of black-Jewish relations to the heyday of the civil rights era.”
Though Schneier allowed that his organization had shifted its focus six years ago to work between Jewish and Muslim communities, he asserted that the conversation about black-Jewish relations had again become a relevant one.
“Today, black-Jewish relations is in vogue; black-Jewish relations is chic once gain,” Schneier said
But to sum this up with material from the people who were targeted by the pals of the Jewish left seems fitting. If the last word belongs to anyone it's to Norman Rosenbaum, not to a cretin like Marc Schneier.
Closure? My brother was murdered. How can you have any closure? It wasn’t just two people who surrounded and attacked him. There’s no such thing as closure. That’s a crock. What I would like to see is a commitment from law enforcement to say, ‘Listen, there are still murderers out there,’ the same way they did in “Mississippi Burning” in 1964, when people were brought to justice 30-40 years later. Why can’t they do the same thing here?
People who had key roles are being legitimized. That a guy like [Rev.] Al Sharpton could be given a show on MSNBC is absolutely repugnant.
Yes it is, and it's time that people reminded MSNBC advertisers of it. The left went after Beck's advertisers. Jews should be contacting any company that advertises on Sharpton's show.
AND A 10TH ANNIVERSARY
The left is predictably treating the upcoming 9/11 anniversary in much the same way.
Amy Waldman's The Submission is being talked up in the mainstream media. Waldman is competing with the Ground Zero Mosque for the most disgusting exploitation of the massacre with a book about a Muslim architect 'discriminated' against by the Memorial Commission. The book is fiction but to the left the line between fiction and reality is already thin.
Waldman is a New York Times vet and The Submission does for the Ground Zero Mosque debate what the New York Times columns have already done. They take it and reinvent in a wholly artificial scenario detached from fact and context. The heroes are predictable...
The architect, Mohammad Khan, is avowedly secular, urbane and liberal but he is also obstinate in his refusal to cow to public pressure. Ever since the jury announced his design the winner from 5,000 other anonymously submitted proposals, the public has gone into frenzy over his Muslim identity.
And so are the villains...
A crucially sleazy journalist named Alyssa Spier opens one of her columns with the immortal line, “The problem with Islam is Islam.”
Another colorful figure, Debbie Dawson, the leader of Save America from Islam, “looked like a poorly weathered Angelina Jolie. She had to be close to 50, but her blog, The American Way, showed her in a see-through burka with only a bikini beneath.”
The Submission is liberal porn for people who think the New York Times is too balanced. Who need to reinvent the more troubling Muslim figures associated with the Ground Zero Mosque as secularists and ridicule the Americans who protest against them.
It might have been easy to dismiss had this been released in the winter. But Farrar, Straus and Giroux timing of this in the month before the anniversary is a new level of depravity.
On Amazon, The Submission only has 9 reviews. But it has been miscategorized there under Non-Fiction/Current Events, which means FS&G and Waldman are set to profit from people who will be buying books about the attacks. Again the despicable behavior by the left's deniers never stops.
NO MESSIAHS WANTED
Ever since my Rick Perry piece ran, I've gotten hate mail of all sorts. I have been accused of Islamophobia, and bizarrely hatred of Christians, and even more bizarrely anti-Semitism.
Michelle Malkin appears to have received a whole range of attacks for her questions about Perry.
Robert Spencer has written one of the clearest statements about why Perry should be vetted.
Rick Perry needs to be vetted. He, and all candidates, must be vetted.
It's really that simple. The responses are disturbing because they Perry like a messiah, rather than a candidate for political office. A man we must accept, rather than evaluate.
The most common talking point I've seen is that it's either Perry or Obama. Really? Have we finished primary season already? Are we in the general election? Last time I checked this was a race, not a coronation.
I think we've had enough of messiahs in the last few years. We want a leader with principles. Like all people he will be flawed, but it's a balance of flaws. And understanding that balance means examining his record, rather than accepting him uncritically.
Tom Tancredo has made it very clear why Perry is unfit on the immigration issue. It's possible to take issue with Tancredo's Romney endorsement last time around, but all of this can be easily backed up.
Finally for anyone who wants to pretend that Perry is a rough and ready cowboy-- worlds apart from Bush's Compassionate Conservatism, go read his 2007 Inaugural Address.. and then explain to me how it differs from Bush.
The 21st Century has begun with no shortage of human suffering. New treatments for the American victims of AIDS have seemingly insulated us from rampant suffering on two continents: Asia and Africa. And an even more insidious disease, human hatred, has claimed many more lives, infecting tribes, ethnic groups and nations that commit genocide in places like the Sudan while much of the world stands idly by. We cannot ignore the challenges beyond our borders any more than we can the problems we face at home, whether it is poverty in Mexico, hopelessness in Africa or homelessness in Austin. It is this perspective that shapes my view on immigration.
Was this from a speech delivered by Obama, Bush or Perry? The answer is Perry, but it could have been delivered by any of them.
But I do not believe it is realistic to deport 12 million people already here illegally. We have to understand why millions of people come here, and why many more have died trying, it is for something as basic as the freedom to find a job and feed their families.
I know illegal immigration and border security are polarizing issues. To those on both sides of the issue, I simply make one request based on the words of the prophet Isaiah, “come now, and let us reason together.” Let us choose to sit down together and be a part of the solution rather than a source of division.
He's a uniter, not a divider... folks.
Here's tidbits from his State of the State Address... for those who still want to pretend that Perry is dramatically different in his thinking and programs from the average politician. Bad news... he's not.
...We are experiencing an epidemic of obesity among our children that - if not confronted - will ensure this youngest generation will be the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents...
...Every day millions of our citizens play a dangerous game of healthcare roulette as they go without health insurance...
...This is why there is no profession more important to our future than the teaching profession. Last summer, we worked together to pass a $2,000 pay raise for every teacher in Texas...
...Today knowledge is more valuable than raw labor, and those nations that prosper by pushing the envelope of innovation are those that invest in vibrant colleges and universities. That’s why I have proposed expanding financial aid by $360 million - so Texas can compete in a global economy....
The point of this is not that Perry is a monster, but anyone fantasizing about a dramatically different leader had better keep on dreaming. Perry is a viable candidate. He may be in the top three able to beat Obama. He may even be inevitable, but if we're going into this... let's go into it with our eyes open.
Perry is not a Tea Party dreamboat, he's a relatively successful governor who talks like a rebel, but governs like a moderate Republican.
AND NOW THE ROUNDUP
Is this 2008 all over again for the economy? I wouldn't bet against it.
Here's an investment tip. If Obama wins in 2012, except stocks to tank. If he loses, expect them to climb. (Except for stocks of companies held by Soros, Buffett and other crony capitalists.)
Where do the dumbest reporters in America work? Apparently at NBC 4 Florida. Maybe hairspray really does kill brain cells.
Muslim mugshots in Nashville will now be confidential and can only be opened by a judicial order.
A Muslim woman told to remove the veil covering her face to pose for a jail mugshot has prompted the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office to revise its policy regarding religious headwear.
Beginning Friday, a person wearing face-covering religious headwear who is being booked into the jail will have two mugshots — one with the coverings on; the other will be taken with the headwear removed from the person’s face.
The second shot will be taken in the presence only of a same-sex guard, be kept in a confidential file, and opened only through judicial order, said Karla Weikal, sheriff’s office spokeswoman.
So basically normal women will have openly accessible mugshots and Muslim women will have restricted ones.
Two tier justice system you say. Welcome to the Dhimmi Republic.
Either make everyone's mugshots private or public. But instead the people trying to kill us once again get special privileges.
Of course it's a public safety issue.
The details: I was at Yonge-Dundas Square with my nine-year-old son. We ate pizza. We drank bubble tea. And I used my new Canon camera to take photos of this neon shrine.
Suddenly, a woman wearing a hijab ran toward me. She was part of a group that included two women wearing full face-covering burkas. She was screaming: “We are Muslim! You do not take pictures of us!”
I informed the lady I was in a public square in a democracy. I can actually take pictures of whomever I please.
And then: Ka-pow! Her fist collided with my face. Worse, she almost knocked my new camera from my hands.
My son and I were then surrounded by a mob of about 20 people, many of whom were speaking Arabic. One kept demanding I surrender my camera to him.
It was surreal. Was I in Toronto — or Riyadh?
I spotted a group of bicycle-mounted police officers. I burst through the mob with my son and made a beeline towards them. I told a Toronto Police officer what had happened and I wanted to press assault charges.
Better yet, a man and a woman came forward as eyewitnesses.
The 50-something couple, originally from Syria, told the police they had observed the entire affair and my allegations were true. The couple said they understood Arabic and knew what the mob was saying. [...]
The cop walked back to me. No charges would be laid, he said, because he believed the woman’s story — namely, she was merely trying to knock the camera out of my hands.
See. Public safety. Finally from Michael Devolin at the Magic City Morning Star
Diogenes wrote that, "Calumny is only the noise of madmen." I don't know if he meant that such madmen are ineffectual or inconsequential, but if he did, he was gravely mistaken. Such madmen are living in Canada and are presently, with great diligence, tearing down our traditions and our pride and our patriotism.
I would dare say here that being punched in the face at Yonge and Dundas, in broad daylight, in the City of Toronto, by a hysterical Muslim was probably closer to Riyadh than it was to the Canada perceived and preserved in the hearts and minds of those Canadians living outside Toronto's city limits. Were such malevolent hysteria as experienced by David Menzies heard outside those city limits, it would certainly sound in the ears of normally amiable Canadians as the noise of madmen (or madwomen). It would not sound like "the true north, strong and free."