Musings of the WxToad
Trust me - The WxToad does NOT lean to the left!
- 29 Sep 15: What is the role of science? I always thought it was to question things, to critically evaluate evidence and publish the results. But the climate change proponents don't believe in that approach. They keep finding new low levels to sink to in their efforts to silence those who don't agree with them. Most recently a US senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI,, has proposed returning to the Joseph McCarthy era of the early 1950's. He wants a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) investigation of scientists who are questioning the causes of climate change. One of his targets is Willie Soon, solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who argues that changes in solar radiation, rather than carbon emissions, are the major force behind global warming. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ, has also gone after several scientists who have presented peer-reviewed research indicating that the magnitude and impacts of expected warming could be less than generally believed. To add to the outrageousness of this stifling of scientific discussion, 20 climate change scientists have written a letter supporting Sen Whitehouse. So much for the open mind of a scientist!
- 8 Sep 15: I just love listening to Hillary. In an interview the other day, when asked about her private email server, she replied that she had been so busy when assuming her duties at the State Department that she never thought about her email situation. Well that is obviously a big lie - it surely took considerable thinking to come up with the idea of a private server in her home on which to ocnduct official business. I mean, no other Secretary of State had ever done such a thing. And she obviously did some thinking about how to pay the guy that maintained it for her. If she were too busy to think about it, the easy solution would have been to sign up for an official State Department email account.
- 7 Sep 15: Statistics show that 8,855 people died in 2012 as a result of gun violence. Over the past three years an average of 33,000 people died in automobile accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says 88,000 individuals die of alcohol-related issues, and then there are the 480,000 people who die as the result of smoking each year. My question is: of these four major causes of death, how come the smallest one gets all the attention? We don't ban cigarettes, we don't ban alcohol, we don't ban automobiles, but the liberals sure want to ban guns. As if that would do any good - the bad guys will always find a way to get weapons.