Work day round-up

Victorian posy of pansiesWork and family call, but that doesn’t mean I’m not sneaking quick peeks at articles that I can then share with you.

Is the global warming tipping point nearing?  It will inevitably happen, but far too late to save the billions of dollars wasted, the lives lost in revolutions it fomented (e.g., Egypt’s tumultuous years were caused, in significant part, by rising food prices attributed to shortages as Egypt’s food was diverted to America’s biofuel), and the generation of children raised in apocalyptic fear.

My bet is that New York’s going to revert to savagery very quickly under Mayor de Blasio, and I have no sympathy for the more than 70% of New Yorkers who voted for him.  I have the deepest sympathy for the small remainder who are about to face Progressive Armageddon.  The Clintons, however, are banking on the hard-Left’s success in New York.

Speaking of de Blasio, he’s auditioning for the role of “bad guy” in a remake of Bless the Beasts and Children, since his first policy initiative means killing off animals (in this case, horses).

It’s Obama versus the Church, with Obama claiming to know more about Church doctrine than the Church does itself.  Hubris plays out in interesting ways.

The disaster that is America’s adoption system.  The dreadful numbers — hundreds of thousands of children languishing in foster care — are directly attributable to the Democrat’s racial agenda, which bars adoption “miscegenation” (meaning that whites are barred from adopting non-whites).

Lebanon is getting sucked into Syria’s civil war.  Expect human casualties on a massive, hitherto unseen-in-the-Middle-East scale.  Obama will wring his hands and then side with whichever strongman he can find to give him cover.  Currently, those strong men reside in Moscow and Tehran.  This will not end well — although it may give Israel something of a respite as Muslims take a break from trying to kill Jews — ultimately these internecine battles between Sunni and Shia spill over all sorts of borders.

I’m with Jonathan Last:  2014 will be the year Obama’s chickens come home to roost.  Or as another Illinois politician once said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

Keith Koffler is always interesting, so I enjoyed his analysis of the Duck Dynasty versus GLAAD match-up.

And if you were wondering where Bloomberg played Nanny in New York, here’s the list.

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  1. JKB says

    Well, people sure aren’t speculating on global warming when it comes to voting with their feet:
    Infographic of the day: America’s 2013 migration patterns | AEIdeas 
     
    The faster NYC flips the better.  The contrasts will be sharper.  
    I happened to watch an old episode of ‘How I met your Mother’ last night.  They flashed back to 8 years earlier when they’d just arrived.  It was specifically noted that the city wasn’t as safe then, with Marshall scared to go outside and there was sleeping with a baseball bat.  None of the half dozen locks that were stock in NYC TV apartments from the ’80s though.  It’ll be amusing to see how the NYC based TV shows handle the change.  ’Blue Bloods’ already did an episode on the stop and frisk.  

  2. Matt_SE says

    Very interesting. It just now dawned on me (from the article title…didn’t read it yet) that Bill Clinton spoke at de Blasio’s inauguration in order to cover Hillary’s left flank; get a favor from him that she can cash later.
    A couple of problems with that:
    1) From what I’ve read, Bill’s reception was decidedly chilly. I’m not sure how much goodwill he can earn there. Maybe speaking won’t be enough, and there will be payoffs in cash later?
    2) This assumes de Blasio will be in a position 2-3 years from now to defend Hillary’s left flank. If he drives NYC into the ground, he might become a liability.
     
    Still, it is a shrewd move on Bill’s part (would anyone expect less?). Note how Bill sought out the furthest left candidate on the national scene. I suppose an endorsement from the Castros would’ve been…problematic.

    • Matt_SE says

      I expect they will keep a safe distance from de Blasio until he’s needed. If he’s OK 2-3 years from now, fine. If he’s become radioactive, then hard leftism itself will be déclassé, making it unlikely there will be any challenge from the left flank. In that case, Hillary would run as a “centrist.”
       

  3. Libby says

    I had no idea that cross-racial adoptions were halted, probably because so many adoptions I see are of children from other countries. So the Left has only ensured that non-white American babies are much less likely to be adopted. Good job, guys.
     
    I think in addition to abortion, another factor hindering women from choosing to carry, and then give away, an unwanted baby are changes in state laws regarding adoptee’s access to their records (they can’t be certain they’ll remain anonymous). My husband discovered this when tracking down his birth mom 10+ years ago (fortunately, his mom launched her search for him in the same month). But here’s the thing about adoption I’ve learned from my husband’s experience: even if you’re the same race as the adoptive parents, there are all sorts of genetic traits that help you get along with your kin, such as facial expressions, gestures, lifestyle (early riser vs. night owl,  neat vs. disorganized, etc.) & even your general outlook/sensibilities. So despite his large and loving adoptive family he had moments where he thought, “Who are these people?” Upon meeting his birth mom and half-brother, he discovered that not only did they look alike, but had many habits and life experiences/choices in common (sorta like those cases of twins separated at birth who end up living very similar lives). Being so obviously different as an adoptee (different race) may exacerbate those “Who are these people?” moments, or cause them to happen more frequently because of the intentionally/unintentionally insensitive behavior of outsiders like Harris-Perry or race-obsessed social workers, but it’s unavoidable. Just more of the government attempting to legislate away human nature.

    • says

      “So the Left has only ensured that non-white American babies are much less likely to be adopted.”
       
      Remember the whole thing about Justice Roberts being blackmailed over his adoption of some foreign kids? Oh yea. It all ties in, after awhile, doesn’t it.
       
      The same organization in charge of “halting” adoption on X, can also be used to halt a Supreme Court Justice’s uppity rebellion against a Democrat approved Utopian bill. It all comes together. They love it when a plan all comes together.
       
       

      • Libby says

        IIRC Roberts was criticized for adopting white children from another country. This was somehow depicted as being racist, since it’s so common for foreign adoptions to be of non-white children (e.g. Chinese females). You just can’t win with the Left.

  4. Matt_SE says

    From Jonathan Last’s article:
    “Some Democrats might object. They’d say that without knowing how much of an increase the new plan represented, we can’t really know how much worse it was. Or that the new plan may have had so many new benefits that this woman (and her daughter) didn’t realize that it was better for them. Or that maybe the daughter could have qualified for subsidies. Or that this woman was so misinformed that she obviously hadn’t read John Roberts’s Supreme Court decision, because there’s no “penalty” in Obamacare—it’s a tax!”
     
    Live by the low-information-voter, die by the low-information-voter.
    Oh, the irony! It burns! Bwahahahahahahahhaha!

  5. says

    I’d love to enjoy seeing NYC get what it deserves but I’m stuck here. I’d love to get out but I don’t see that as a real option given the economy. Besides it seems as if people haven’t learned the lesson. Once these political machines have destroyed their own cities they need to start operating on the national level. If Chicago hadn’t destroyed itself Obama’s handlers might have been content to work only within Chicago but they had to look elsewhere. If NYC goes somewhere else is next.

  6. pst314 says

    “I have no sympathy for the more than 70% of New Yorkers who voted for him.”
    I also–although according to Wikipedia only 24% turned out to vote, so we can also ponder how much disaster those who didn’t bother to vote deserve. Suicidal-level stupidity.

  7. says

    People who don’t want to participate in evil are at a better strategic position than those voting in a fixed system.
     
    Because 95% of black votes going to Obama is not better. 93% of DC voting for Obama in 2008 is not better for democratic participation. And soon it will not only be “not better”, but also the predetermined status quo. It’s better that the voter turnout is destroyed and suppressed, than the other way around, such as Hussein’s 99% approval vote. Or New Orleans super majority approval votes.
     
    The citizens are not incorrect in thinking the system is rigged and that both parties will have problems, so might as well go with the Democrat that offers more sex and more pleasures. The citizens, however, aren’t educated in why exactly it is like this. They don’t know or accept that the source of the problem is the Left. They mistake the symptoms for the source of the problem.

  8. says

    Bloomberg was the previous mayor. He was a Republican. Until he got elected and threw the party designation off.
     
    So like I said, the citizen voice to Refusal to Obey election authorities isn’t a vice. But it’s not a virtue either.

  9. says

    Voting in a one party system is not a vote at all. The Republican candidate Lhota barely campaigned at all. When you find out that the winner is a Clinton associate you really see the fix.  If you were in NYC during the presidential election I doubt you would have voted in the mayoral election. The election fraud was right out in the open. Democrats were working as Republican poll watchers and the poll workers were openly telling people to vote for Democrats only and not Working Family Party candidates otherwise their vote for Obama would not count. They were out to screw the WFP (which I won’t cry for) but both those parties were out defrauding everyone when it came to Republican voting. If the vote was real a small turnout would favor the Republicans. In certain areas the outpouring against De Blasio was massive. This guy is not a legitimate mayor. Voting would have endorsed the process if not the outcome.

  10. Gringo says

    Lebanon is getting sucked into Syria’s civil war. 6
    Actually, Lebanon has been involved with Syria’s civil war for quite some time. Hezbollah didn’t start supporting the Assad regime yesterday:
    Mr. Salem said the perception of the Syrian conflict as a threat to Lebanon comes “particularly since Hezbollah announced openly in May of last year that it was entering [the war in Syria] as a fighting force on the side of the Assad regime.”
     
    The recent car-bombing in a Hezbollah neighborhood in Beirut is simply an example of “bringing the war home.” It’s been a long time coming.
     
     http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/2/bombings-killing-in-lebanon-become-common-as-syria/#ixzz2pMvksXbV
     

  11. Gringo says

    Lebanon is getting sucked into Syria’s civil war.
    Actually, Lebanon has been involved with Syria’s civil war for quite some time. Hezbollah didn’t start supporting the Assad regime yesterday:
    Mr. Salem said the perception of the Syrian conflict as a threat to Lebanon comes “particularly since Hezbollah announced openly in May of last year that it was entering [the war in Syria] as a fighting force on the side of the Assad regime.
     
    The recent car-bombing in a Hezbollah neighborhood in Beirut is simply an example of “bringing the war home.” It’s been a long time coming.
     

  12. beefrank says

    Out here in the Tri-State area, local news is repeating de Blasio’s mantra word ‘inequality’ as often as they mention his name.  As his first official mayoral duty, he announced the snow plows will clear the city districts without ‘inequality’.  Honest. I did not make that up.  Who has ever heard of  ‘snow removal inequality’?  As BW mentioned, de Blasio will take the city back before the ‘horse and buggy’ era and may be NYC will again become the whaling capital of the world since petroleum is ‘BAD’.  Greenpeace will not be too happy.   If you have not already read it, Ann Coulter’s latest article ‘The Anus Monologues’ is a hoot.  

  13. says

    The B is like most people at his level. They contract out the killing of lesser, inferior lifeforms. At least, as they write it down.
     
    What they don’t realize is that as easy as it is for them to kill off horses with the stroke of a pen, once they are obtained, they won’t be any harder to process.

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