April 1, 2013
As global warming rolls along, bringing with it the next overdue Ice Age … Coldest Easter on record!
The Telegraph reports:
The freezing conditions which led to the coldest Easter on record are set to continue until the middle of the month, forecasters warn, as temperatures this month left Britain colder than an average March in Moscow.
Pending confirmation of official figures, Britain is thought to have experienced the coldest March since 1962, with temperatures averaging a cool 2.5C for the month.
The blustery conditions has left the country even colder than the average March in Moscow, where the mercury usually hovers at 5C for the month.
It is 9C in Moscow today, while it is 6C in London and 7C in Edinburgh.
Yes you knew it was cold, and you were right.
March 31, 2013
Life never waits on the weary … And Democrats who want to get in shots at Republicans.
Easter Sunday is not a day of rest for the Democrats’ moneychangers. At least three top party officials dispatched fundraising emails Sunday in their bid to reach loyal Democrats in between church and Easter dinner.
It’s just the latest sign that politics and fundraising have become as regular as shopping at Sears or Walmart, which also open on Easter.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Sunday morning sent out an updated fundraising note from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that didn’t even mention Easter.
“We could really do this! If we can hit 200,000 donations before tonight’s FEC deadline, it would send a blistering message to Speaker Boehner and the Republicans. Donate $3 before MIDNIGHT and your gift will be triple-matched,” said the email.
March 29, 2013
Something unusual might occur at the famed Oxford-Cambridge boat race this Easter Sunday…snow.
The Easter Sunday Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge universities may see snow for the first time in three decades, the U.K.’s Met Office said.
Snow flurries are possible amid temperatures of up to 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the forecast for London on March 31, when the 159th Boat Race takes place on the River Thames. The last time it snowed during the annual race was 1983, the Met Office said, when Oxford won.
Freezing temperatures have disrupted flights, train services and sporting events across large parts of the U.K. this month. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, thousands of homes were without power after severe snowstorms and strong winds damaged cables last weekend.
March may be the coldest month since 1962, with a mean temperature of 2.5 degrees Celsius that’s three degrees below the long-term average, according to the Met Office.
Which, of course, is odd since due to man’s depredations and failure to act in the face of a catastrophic climate crisis, snow is a thing of the past in Britain.
Climate expert Dr David Viner, who until recently worked at Britain’s world-renowned Climatic Research Unit at the ‘famed’ University of East Anglia, in 2000 in the Independent made the expert prediction that snow would soon become a “rare and exciting event”.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
He’s an expert … and a SCIENTIST… so it’s gotta be true.
Maybe this is the last snowfall.
March 27, 2013
Or is that also too offensive.
An Alabama grade school banned the word “Easter” this year.
It’s too offensive.WHNT reported:
Todd Starnes at FOX News Radio has more:
Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.
“We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”
Television station WHNT reported that teachers were informed that no activities related to or centered around any religious holiday would be allowed – in the interest of religious diversity.
“Kids love the bunny and we just make sure we don’t say ‘the Easter Bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others because people relate the Easter bunny to religion,” she told the television station. “ A bunny is a bunny and a rabbit is a rabbit.”
Teachers had planned to have an Easter egg-themed quiz bowl where boys and girls would ring in with egg buzzers and search for answers hidden in Easter eggs.
“I don’t get upset about too many things, but this upsets me,” one parent wrote to the television station. “Even non-believers enjoy a good egg hunt. Kids need to enjoy being kids.”
April 8, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI, carrying a tall, lit candle, ushered in Christianity’s most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service Saturday night, but voiced fears that mankind is groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil.
Easter for Christians commemorates Christ’s triumph over death with his resurrection following his crucifixion.
“Life is stronger than death. Good is stronger than evil. Love is stronger than hate. Truth is stronger than lies,” Benedict, wearing white robes in a symbol of new life, told the faithful in a packed St. Peter’s Basilica.
Still, Benedict worried in his homily: “The darkness that poses a real threat to mankind, after all, is the fact that he can see and investigate tangible material things, but cannot see where the world is going or whence it comes, where our own life is going, what is good and what is evil.”
“The darkness enshrouding God and obscuring values is the real threat to our existence and to the world in general,” the pope said.
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April 7, 2012
Germany is proposing new taxes on the nation’s youth to pay for soaring pensions and bills for the nation’s ‘baby boomer’ generation. A nation of socialism, who is now forced to pay … Didn’t anybody stop and think, isn’t going to work??
The Sydney Morning Herald reported:
GERMANY is proposing to levy extra taxes on the young to pay for the costs of the country’s growing numbers of old people, under government plans for a ”demographic reserve” levy.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats have drafted proposals that, if law, would require all those over 25 to pay a proportion of their income to cushion Germany against a looming population crisis.
The German Chancellor’s ruling party is seeking extra sources of revenue to pay for soaring pensions and bills for social care costs as Germany’s ”baby boomer” generation ages amid a decline in the birth rate.
The proposals, to be adopted by Dr Merkel’s party cabinet after the Easter break, have not yet set a figure on the age tax but officials are considering a special levy of about 1 per cent of income.
Because of a slump in Germany’s population, as more ageing Germans retire there are fewer young workers to replace them as taxpayers to fund generous welfare and pension arrangements.
January 4, 2012
Results thread is here. Gingrich was true to sore-loser form, blaming super PACS and negative ads for his 4th place finish. Eight votes separate the two winners, Romney and Santorum …
Michelle Malkin writes:
The Iowa caucuses may not have much predictive value, but they did a wonderful job of unmasking both elitist whingers on the Left and incompetent whiners on the Right.
As they do every presidential election cycle, progressives of pallor wore their indelible disdain for middle America on their sleeves. Pale-faced University of Iowa journalism professor Stephen Bloom launched a 6,000-word jeremiad, littered with factual errors, against his home state’s residents. The abridged version: Raaaaaaaacists! Hicks! Christians! Argggh!
In the safe harbors of The Atlantic just a few weeks before Tuesday’s electoral event, Bloom sneered: “Those who stay in rural Iowa are often the elderly waiting to die.” The rest are “[a]n assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow.” One of the poison-tongued prof’s own former journalism students, Kirsten Scharnberg Hampton, took him to task for citing faulty demographic statistics, derisively stereotyping hunters, and falsely accusing a local newspaper of “splashing” the headline “He Is Risen” across its front page (it was a small, boxed quotation marking Easter Sunday).
But the damage was done; the bait dangled. And at the overwhelmingly white NBC Nightly News on Sunday, Andrea Mitchell swallowed the Iowa-bashing chum whole – then dutifully regurgitated the attack on the state as“Too white, too evangelical, too rural.” She was quick to slip in a “critics say” disclaimer, of course. But let’s not kid ourselves about the network’s prejudices.
It’s a great column, read all of it’s insightful words.